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IMNOTCRAZY
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Even if Raizel doesn't talk much, silent protagonists are SILENT, as in they NEVER talk. Example: Gordon Freeman.

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What's the point of this? o.o

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I'm guessing he is debating the silent protag tag that has been placed on this series.

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'Silent Protagonist' doesnt means that the person/protagonist should be dumb or keep his mouth shut.
It just means that the person speaks less or stays silent more time.

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Even if Raizel doesn't talk much, silent protagonists are SILENT, as in they NEVER talk. Example: Gordon Freeman.


Technicality. I agree, but in manga, I don't think you'll find more than ten (you might not find even five) that have truly "silent" protagonists - unless they're mute, in which case they don't count.

In the context, I think Rai qualifies. For most chapters he has no more than one or two lines - normally about going home and eating ramen.

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He talks like once every 5 chapters at most and usually just one word... kneel..... he has barely said more than 5 sentences by chapter 160.... any more silent than that is called being mute.... the main activity of the character is either looking like a supermodel, staring at a bowl of ramen, or looking like a supermodel while staring at a bowl of ramen.... oh and being epic..... words rarely can fit in the spaces as all his screentime is already accounted for.... or... pagetime I guess....

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Soo... you consider him to be "silent" because he doesn't talk unless the situation demands it? You realize you just described the majority of shy characters in manga/anime right?

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Soo... you consider him to be "silent" because he doesn't talk unless the situation demands it? You realize you just described the majority of shy characters in manga/anime right?

But Rai is a main character... Even if some main characters in manga are shy they definitely have more lines than Rai.
Imo the 'silent protagonist' tag fits.
It's even voted 134-3.

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the main activity of the character is either looking like a supermodel, staring at a bowl of ramen, or looking like a supermodel while staring at a bowl of ramen....

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That made me laugh so hard... ^^

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