30F - Thorn (4): This is the eighty-eighth chapter of Volume 2 of Tower of God. It follows Beta who is now able to participate in the tournament due to Medina's help as well as the continuation of Rak and Yihwa's fight against the FUG-backed Regulars.
Devil Bon, revealed as the third gambler of FUG, hands over the jar containing his team's Vanguard "Medina" to Beta, explaining that after swallowing it, Beta would be able to participate in the Tournament without breaking rules; Medina is a parasite dwelling in its host's brain, yet is a Regular with its own will. Beta swallows the parasite without a second thought, even after being warned that this action may result in the loss of his free will, remarking that he would not be controlled by such thing after all the Workshop's put him through.
The battle resumes after Macha realises that Rak is a creature who was granted a compression license (permission to change one's size due to special circumstances), with both him and Paul teaming up against the 'Big Gator'. Noticing that he won't be able to take them both at the same time, Rak asks for the confused Yihwa's assistance, whose flames have been made redundant by Paul's ability.
As Paul tries to consume her flames, Rak grabs him by the throat thus disabling his ability and watching him burn in the furnace of Yihwa's flames. The duo then quickly overpower a fear-induced paralysed Macha courtesy of Rak's intimidating gaze.
After responding to the crowd, chanting his alias 'Red Hawk', with his trademark battle cry "I AM RAK WRAITHRAISER!" adding that he's there to find the Black Turtle, Beta finally appears to make good on his promise to Viole, asking Rak whether he's his friend.
I'm very late T_T
I was a bit busy until today.
I just got back, and I'm writing this afterword late at night.
I couldn't work on this chapter very much due to military reserve training.
However, I had completed quite a bit of work prior to leaving,
so I tried my best to keep the length of the chapter to the usual.
Looks like Rak was the star of this chapter ^^.
Rak is a character that is very convenient to utilize,
he doesn't use his head or hide feeling inside;
so I don't need to think too much about his character when I'm planning.
Of course, he's is difficult to draw when he gets big. Hehe
Personally, I enjoy giving life to characters personalities and auras,
so I try to find roles and styles to match the individuals' personalities.
Of course, this is especially true for our protagonist.
Even though he did not make an appearance in this chapter, soon.
Then please enjoy this week as well,
and I would be grateful if you enjoy nest week's chapter as well.