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Yūta Togashi is a boy who, during junior high school, had ‘adolescent delusions’ (中二病 chūnibyō?, lit. “junior high school second grade illness”), believing that he possesses supernatural powers and dubbing himself the ‘Dark Flame Master,’ therefore alienating himself from his classmates. Finding his past embarrassing, Yūta attempts to start off high school where he does not know anyone, free from his old delusions. This proves to be difficult, however, as a delusional girl in his class, Rikka Takanashi, learns of Yūta’s past and becomes interested in him.

As the plot progreses Rikka becomes more attached to Yūta, who despite finding her delusions irritating and embarrassing, accepts her. He helps Rikka with a number of things, including founding and maintaining her club and tutoring her. When he joins her on her summer vacation, Yūta learns that when Rikka was very young her father, whom she was very close to, died unexpectedly due to a terminal illness, causing her to fall into her delusions. After Yūta agrees to help Rikka search for the ‘eternal horizon’ (which she believes will lead her to her father) she becomes romantically interested in him and vice versa.

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Here’s the post I promised about the continuation of Xanatos;Deception. This time I’d like to get more into detail about the “main” character of the series. As anyone that has followed my Xanatos series knows, the main male is always a John. Xanatos;Possibility had a John Smith, Xanatos;Rebellion had a John Titor, and Xanatos;Deception has a John Rolfe. I try to always use an existing name of John within these stories and have succeed thus far. Smith references the name given to any average man in English-speaking countries. Titor is about the supposed time traveler that appeared on the internet over a decade ago. And Rolfe is the English explorer that married Pocahontas.

Getting into the heart of the story. 1st’s Fate is, at its core, a love story. The main character is John Rolfe, later known as 1st, and the main female is 7th, later known as Karenn. Anyone who has read my 2nd’s Reflection article may see the semblance in the numerical names here. Well that is to show that the main characters of the nine-arcs of Deception have numerical names. I don’t want to delve too much into the global story of the arcs, so I’ll try to keep focus on 1st’s Fate.

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