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"The Worst Pair" (不倶戴天の敵 Fugutaiten no Teki?) is the fourth chapter of the Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign manga series, written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto.

Synopsis[]

Yūichirō Hyakuya bumps into fellow student Shihō Kimizuki, and they get into a fight. When in Guren's class, the boys fight again, ending with Guren knocking them out.

Shihō later confronts Guren about when he can be tested for a Cursed Gear. It is learned that he wishes to join the Army to receive better medical care to his ill younger sister, Mirai Kimizuki. Guren is not convinced and warns the boy what demons have prepared for him.

The following day, Yu and Shihō are forced to pair up for a training test, but is halted when Shihō is told that Mirai is in trouble. Yu forces Shihō to go check up on his sister when he hesitates, and tells him that his sister was more important than the points they loss.

At the end, Shinoa Hīragi recommends to Guren that Shihō and Yu should be tested for the Black Demon Series. Guren smiles about taking down the Hīragi Family.

Characters[]

List of characters in order of appearance:

Summary[]

A new day begins as Yu makes his way to class. In the hallway, he has a run-in with a lanky, squinty-eyed young man with glasses and short hair, and they fight.

Later on, his face covered in bruises from his scuffle, Yu meets up with Yoichi and Shinoa to head to their first class for learning the fine art of killing vampires. While Yu would still prefer to just hit the battlefield in full sprint, he still has to attend these rather ironic classes in order to be properly equipped and outfitted for the job.

In class, they find that Guren Ichinose is their homeroom teacher, and the two boys are introduced as the Idiot and the Crybaby. Yu makes less of a self introduction to the class, and more of a proclamation that these "classes" are little more than a lame formality for him to have to cull through before he can get equipment like the kind Guren has at his side. Yu then gets seated in front of the same lanky delinquent as before, which of course results in another fight. Guren bashes them both unconscious.

Later, the bespectacled (and bruised) delinquent, Shihō Kimizuki, visits Guren in his office to inquire about the same subject of interest as Yu: when would he be tested to be outfitted with Cursed Gear, specifically of the Black Demon Series. However, time is of a greater concern to Kimizuki because his little sister, Mirai Kimizuki, has contracted the same virus that wiped out all but ten percent of the human population eight years prior, even though children below the age of thirteen are not supposed to be affected by it.

If Kimizuki advances into the army's elite forces, he will have access to better care and treatment methods for Mirai. Despite Kimizuki being at the top of his class in all subjects, Guren remains unconvinced that the boy would not hold his own against a demon weapon once he's touched it. Demons latch onto desires and feed off the worst emotions humans can feel, and Guren felt Kimizuki's desire to save Mirai may wind up being turned against him if he tried. Guren unsheathes his sword, just to give Kimizuki a taste of the demonic malevolence the demon weapons have in store for him.

The next day, the two stooges are being assessed for their abilities in combat. Yu tries to team up with Yoichi, but Shinoa promptly throws herself at the timid one just so Yu would have no choice but to partner up with Kimizuki. The teacher then handcuffs all partners together with suspicious accuracy, then animates a myriad of mannequins which the partners must destroy in order to receive class credit.

At the very beginning of the test, though Kimizuki hears word that Mirai had gone through a relapse. Although at first trying to power his way through the test, Yu convinces Kimizuki that the test was not nearly as important as being there for his little sister.

The two leave and visit Mirai in the hospital wing, still handcuffed together. While Kimizuki mused over having lost the points he needed to advance, it appears his kindness swayed Shinoa enough to recommend that Kimizuki and Yu be tested for the Black Demon weapons right away. Guren smiles, and decides to start making preparations to oust the main family from their throne by force.

Chapter notes[]

  • Shihō Kimizuki is introduced.
  • Kimizuki is just as strong or stronger than Yu in a fight.
  • Guren is setting the stage for a massive coup to take over the military.

Gallery[]

Image gallery: The Worst Pair

Manga panels provide a visual overview of the events of chapter 4 with depictions of the characters, Seraph of the End world and scenarios.

References[]


Navigation[]

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Chapters
Volume 1 Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3
Volume 2 Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7
Volume 3 Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11
Volume 4 Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15
Volume 5 Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19
Volume 6 Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23
Volume 7 Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27
Volume 8 Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31
Volume 9 Chapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Bonus chapter
Volume 10 Chapter 35Chapter 36Chapter 37Chapter 38
Volume 11 Chapter 39Chapter 40Chapter 41Chapter 42Chapter 43
Volume 12 Chapter 44Chapter 45Chapter 46Chapter 47
Volume 13 Chapter 48Chapter 49Chapter 50Chapter 51
Volume 14 Chapter 52Chapter 53Chapter 54Chapter 55
Volume 15 Chapter 56Chapter 57Chapter 58Chapter 59
Volume 16 Chapter 60Chapter 61Chapter 62Chapter 63Bonus chapter
Volume 17 Chapter 64Chapter 65Chapter 66Chapter 67Chapter 68Chapter 69
Volume 18 Chapter 70Chapter 71Chapter 72Chapter 73Chapter 74
Volume 19 Chapter 75Chapter 76Chapter 77Chapter 78Chapter 79
Volume 20 Chapter 80Chapter 81Chapter 82Chapter 83Chapter 84
Volume 21 Chapter 85Chapter 86Chapter 87Chapter 88Chapter 89
Volume 22 Chapter 90Chapter 91Chapter 92Chapter 93Chapter 94
Volume 23 Chapter 95Chapter 96Chapter 97Chapter 98
Volume 24 Chapter 99Chapter 100Chapter 101Chapter 102
Volume 25 Chapter 103Chapter 104Chapter 105Chapter 106
Volume 26 Chapter 107Chapter 108Chapter 109Chapter 110
Not in volumes Chapter 111Chapter 112Chapter 113Chapter 114
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