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6996 in #334

Did everyone read the newest Katekyo Hitman Reborn! chapter? There's three small Mukuro/Chrome moments, but as always, I can't tell if they support our 'ship or gainsay it.

Exhibit A
Mukuro: Well, that was quick. Now to finish you off. (eyes widen in surprise)
Chrome: Mukuro-sama... please... stop...
Mukuro: You're... an illusion, aren't you.


Exhibit B
Mukuro: You think I'd hesitate for a second to kill you?
Ken: Yeah!
Chikusa: Yes.
Flan: Of course!
M.M.: That's right!
Chrome: Mukuro-sama!
Mukuro: (looks vaguely surprised, possibly hesitant... and runs her through with the spear)
Before going on to deny that he considers these people comrades, or shares any emotional bond with them.

Exhibit C
Daemon: You're your own?! What are you saying?! Look how upset you got when Chrome was taken and tampered with!
Mukuro: Kufufufu, but of course. After all, I don't take kindly to being controlled.
Daemon: (thinking) When an illusionist possesses someone, they're normally able to share their senses... but this is another level! This crosses beyond emotions... unity... a complete, absolute bond! (out loud) What an absurd... group of guys...


What do you think? Is he prevaricating while he really cares? Is he telling the truth and really doesn't care?

Comments

lackasexical
Apr. 26th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I firmly believe Amano ships 6996, but she always wants to add some more layers to it - meaning Mukuro always denies having any kind of tie to Chrome or to any of his friends. If it was actually true, he'd be the flattest character on Earth; exactly what-you-see-is-what-you-get.

I think the reason it feels like the moments could be used against our ship is that they could be taken strictly at face value, and since Amano has always had....difficulties...with some relationships, it's hard to perceive the depth behind them sometimes. But yes, I take this as additional support - Mukuro being uncertain about Chrome as an illusion, being taken aback by fake-Chrome's assertion. He's not free of reservations as much as he is confident in his own abilities.
enisy
Apr. 27th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Your 'shipping preferences are made of win, puppies and Christmas. :D

"Difficulties with some relationships"? Are there even any real relationships in Reborn? The only one I can think of is Colonnello/Lal Mirch, and that took place exclusively in the background. XD

I hope you're right about Mukuro's comments not being gospel. Amano has always kept his feelings for Chrome under wraps, having other characters (like M.M.) or even Mukuro himself deny them. I suspect she won't make a definitive statement on them until the end of the series.
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