Hayate no Gotoku! Ch. 525


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Some people need great luck to survive because of their low IQ…

Regular readers of my blog would have known that Doughnut Gunso is not a fan of Yukariko. Instead, she is one of the few characters that I dislike at first sight. So, please accept that this short review contains quite a lot of biased comments against Yukariko. You would be forgiven to think that I have written this piece solely to bash her.

I might have said it already: my main reason for disliking Yukariko is that I think of her as an ultimately dangerous person. I have absolutely no idea what is going on inside her head, and her innocent appearance isn’t making me any less suspicious of her.

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I am saying “no” to that smile.

I am writing this with the knowledge of the most recent development. You would recall that I have branded the current development as a “Sanzen’in Civil War”, and that I have sided with “Team Yukariko” being the good guys. It means that I think Yukariko has good intentions, and hence ultimately she is a good person. Yet a good person can also be very dangerous. After all, even an innocent person could do much harm to the galaxy with good intentions just because they are… well, brainless. Just ask Jar Jar Binks.

Unfortunately for Yukariko, my accusations of her intelligence doesn’t seem to be unfounded, because even Hayate comments that she has a “foolish personality”. Indeed, we can see her cheerfully taking actions which – at the moment at least – make no sense that lead to rather severe consequences which happen to make her father’s life miserable. People who do this are not only foolish, but reckless bordering on irresponsibility. If I ever knew her, I might actually ask her to put away her smile and try to think of what she has done, what she is doing and what she is going to do.

God, I am starting to suspect that it was Yukariko’s own foolish mischievousness that got her killed.

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This is not funny, bi – I mean, woman.

You see, my frustration with her as of this chapter is this: we knew that she took away the Power of Royalty from the Garden with a reason yet to be fully understood; now Mikado is trying to show Nagi the key to literally unlock his inheritance, and yet we find out that Yukariko has already taken the key away with no reason at all? Come on!

Enough of this nonsense. Occasional pranks may be fine, but too many pranks with things that can be at great stake would be irritating. I have no idea why Yukariko would find messing around with treasures a game of great fun, but I would really want to dig her out from her grave and make her realise what kind of troubles she has caused.

Maybe that would make her put away her smile. Or maybe not.

13 comments on “Hayate no Gotoku! Ch. 525

  1. Yukariko is a troll.

    I enjoyed seeing Nagi bickering with Mikado though. High point of this chapter for me.

    By the way, Hayate’s “this is my answer” kinda came off differently in the Japanese raws than in the translation for me. Not quite sure how to put it, but it seems the choice of words of the translators makes it seem all casual, but (personally) I felt it was more like a solemn choice when I read the chapter… or that’s just me being noob at Japanese.

    • I understand, but then I have further questions: Why return it? Is she personally requested by the god? Is she brainwashed? Or is she simply trolling Mikado? That is why I wrote that her reasons are still to be “fully” understood.

    • Yukariko has used the power 2 times by far; one time when she was a kid with Himegami but I believe something wrong happened back then and the power returned to rg, and second time as an adult and I believe that time she used it to wish that Hayate will come whenever she calls.
      Thinking about all this makes my head hurt and it’s pointless coz Hata will do what he has been doing make things more complicated. But at least we know he will not stall us and we are heading towards a conclusion.

      I can see why Doughnut Gunso might be annoyed of Yukariko. She is doofusy and most of the time it seems she does things on a whim. And her reason to do all this, it appears has to do with returning the power to its rightful owner and her stealing the key may play a part in that objective or like her father she was worried that the inheritance will cause a lot of tension and she wants to solve it with a simple game.
      Hayate said despite of her foolish appearance she was heir to the power and now will play a role in deciding on who will get the Sanzenin inheritance; so I feel he sees her less of a stupid.

    • I forgot to add, I am playing “guess why” here, she wants to return the power coz she was the ‘one chosen’ to inherit the power by gods as told in manga, then if the hype is to be believed, she might have been told to do so by god or she chose to do it as the right thing.

    • Maybe future chapters will prove to me that Yukariko is something more than “foolish”. She may have good heart, but I want to see her good motive and good reason as well.

      I am not asking her to be super intelligent. I just want a bit of common sense…

  2. I agree. Yukariko’s mischievous nature is neither charming nor funny either.

    One of the problems with Yukariko as a character is that the author uses a “tell, don’t show” method of displaying her. All traits of her is described solely by other characters rather than the story actually showing us what kind of person she is. This, to me, is poor character writing.

    In a sense, Yukariko is no different than Hisui in that she is presented to us in a very black-and-white manner.

    That said, my guess as to why Yukariko stole the key and made a game out of it is for the purpose of bringing her friends and family closer together. The nature of the inheritance competition could potentially tear her friends and family apart so she made a game that would demand teamwork and trust instead of betrayal and ruthlessness.

    • Maybe there could have been a better way than a prank. From Yukariko’s perspective, assuming my guess to be correct, a prank can hide her true intentions and deliver the message of familial bonds over money with greater impact because the participants learned to figure out her message on their own instead of being spoonfed the truth.

      The downside of Yukariko’s game is that Hisui now has the perfect opportunity to eliminate the competition when they least expect it since they will all be preoccupied trying to decipher Yukariko’s clues instead of preparing for Hisui. Although, I doubt Yukariko knew that Hisui would grow up to be so murderous.

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