Just finished ep 5. Ok. So let me get this straight, our hero just…
! Raped Silene to death. Did I get that right?
I mean…do I have to even remotely root for Akira? He had issues in the original Devilman, but never went that far...
And why is no one making a fuss about it? This is the kind of stuff that puts someone straight into irredeemable territory right away.
Am I exaggerating this or what?
I read the scene just like AfroSamurai, with the "You wanted to be fucked? I will fuck you" meaning "I will kill you". But now that you mentioned it…
Looking at the way their bodies were drawn it definitely looks like it. The fact their bodies remain together even as they fall after Kaim's attack could also mean they were physically "stuck" to one another.
But I think you are the first who caught it, that's why nobody brought it up before. Now I'm unsure what to think…
I agree that there wouldn't be consent there (she wanted to have sex with him before, but clearly not at that point), so yeah, it was a rape if they were really doing it. However they were mutilating each other and killing each other - after ripping her arm, wings, and half of her head off, I am not sure if rape really has the same weigh as in a real life context.
! Ryo was specifically addressing the people that killed Miki and his friends though, not humanity in general. He's ultimately a pacifist. I mean he was pushed to his breaking point, before that he NEVER attacked humans.
! Either way, he doesn't hate demons just demons that eat humans. Hell at the beginning of episode 7 when the world was in panic over demons being revealed, he tried saving a bunch that were being gunned down by the army. He wanted to wage war against Ryo because he literally instigated the war and planned on wiping out the human race. If he hated demons, he'd refuse to have demons backing him in the war. As long as the demons are "devilmen", he has no problem them.
! I think you are missing what I am questioning here. I am not talking about Akira's standing in the whole series, I am talking specifically about the transition between the point where we left him in episode 9 and the point we find him in episode 10. In episode 9 he ended clearly taking a stance against humanity, it was not just that group, that's why he said "go to hell, mortals". Not "go to hell, bastards", or "go to hell, you people" or just "go to hell", the writers chose to make him say specifically "go to hell, MORTALS", meaning he was seeing himself as something else (and something above) them. He was clearly distinguishing himself from mortals and bringing their nature up in that line. Also, bear in mind "mortals" is merely a translation, the word used in the original "人間" means literally "humans" (he literally said "go to hell, humans", the purpose of that line, that wording, in that scene, in that moment, is clearly meant to suggest the chock sent him all the way to a point he was going to antagonize humanity - even if just temporarily).
! His line of thought during the whole series make sense and you can see how he continuously change his view, it is just that transition that didn't made sense.