Yoneda and Shuji focus on what they want to destroy rather than what they want to protect. In Platinum End episode 23, they learn their lesson.
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Kakehashi Mirai faces her final enemy in the Platinum End – the brilliant but cynical Professor Yoneda – at the new Tokyo Stadium to decide how the final divine battle will end. Yoneda insisted on her theory of a parasitic God-creature motivated by human prayer, while Mirai re-emphasised that humans need God, creature or not, to have hope. . The battle of wits has finally reached its climax.
However, Mirai could not easily defeat Yoneda in battle. Worse still, his ally, Nakaumi Shuji is capturing three of Mirai’s allies elsewhere. Fortunately, Mirai has the power of traditional values shining on her side, and soon enough, Yoneda and Shuji have to accept that.
At first, the situation with Yoneda and Shuji looked bad, even echoing the uphill battle Mirai, Saki, and Mukaido fought against Metropoliman and his henchmen at the amusement park. In both battles, Mirai’s enemies use hostage situations, brutal tactics, and intimidation to get what they want as classic villains, while Mirai is a pacifist. peace, the search for happiness doesn’t have what it takes to fight those things. The guy won the day against Metropoliman with Mukaido’s support, but the latter wasn’t around to help this time. Instead, the playful angel Nasse assists Mirai before the power of friendship comes into play, in true shonen style.
After Nasse helped Mirai escape Yoneda’s white arrow, the imprisoned Saki and Yumiko found Shuji’s weakness as a shining villain. Deep down, Shuji isn’t actually evil or bloodthirsty; he only kills people who want to end their own lives, seeing it as an act of mercy. He can’t kill people desiring to live on his own, which means he’s not a murderer or serial killer. This sets him apart from Metropolitan.
Shuji felt a light in his heart seeing how much Mirai and Saki wanted to support and protect each other; one of them will die for the other’s sake if need be. Standing down and freeing the captives, Shuji turned on Yoneda in the stadium when he arrived. Shuji may like the idea of taking his own life, but destroying other people’s lives and happiness is not something he can accept.
Professor Yoneda ultimately loses Platinum End’s mind battle when Shuji, Mirai and the others expose him for what he is: a cynical, lonely man who can’t really determine what’s right for him. others for spending their lives denying human connections. Yoneda admits that she has indeed tried to use research and intuition to determine humanity’s path to success, but has not benefited from knowing how other people really think, feel, and act. how.
He couldn’t save what he couldn’t understand, and ended up abandoning his plan to kill the creature by killing all the remaining candidates. Yoneda felt all his efforts were in vain, although he appreciated the opportunity to at least explain his theory about Gods and openly argued that Traditional Gods did not really exist. His shining redemption also arrives, and allows the other candidates to choose a new god to lead humanity with hope and courage in the future. The power of friendship wins the day in Platinum End.
According to the original plan, Shuji volunteered to become the new God. Everyone, including Yoneda, voiced their approval, so the guy’s ascension began. As another act of kindness, Yoneda chose to preserve her memories of the selection process and financially support Temari Yuri so she could continue her carefree lifestyle. Yoneda may not be the sentimental type, but he quietly vowed to support humanity in his own way, not undermining the shining values of friendship, love, hope, and courage. Yoneda may have lost the ideological battle with God, but the professor was able to claim a small victory for himself and walk away happily.