March 10, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce Elizabeth, a Britannia M4A1 (Early) Sherman Tank Witch! She normally sits on top of my computer, guarding the external hard drives. She ended up at Pond Central thanks to the good graces of Avatar, who sent her my way last year. According to the light novels, since they don't have to fly, a Tank Witch can use more of her magic ability for her shields, much like a tank is more heavily protected than a fighter plane. They're obviously slower, however, so there are tradeoffs. Still no pants, though.
Still no pants, though.Well, that would be one tradeoff too far, wouldn't it?
Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 11, 2012 05:02 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at March 11, 2012 02:37 PM (GJQTS)
Posted by: Mitch H. at March 15, 2012 07:41 AM (jwKxK)
Yeah, it isn't clear just what the tank legs are doing for her. The Striker Unit allows the witch to fly, which is obviously important. But what does this thing do?
It doesn't provide the shield. Canon is that the witch can do that already without the Striker Unit. (We see Sakamoto do that in a flashback in ep 2 of SW2.)
That gun she's carrying is pretty damned large, but it's also canon that witches with their ears out are superhumanly strong and can carry such things easily. That doesn't come from the Striker Unit either. (Barkhorn takes that to ridiculous extremes, but all of them are much stronger than an adult man when their power is activated.) So she'd be able to carry that gun anyway, even without the legs.
The only obvious thing it could give her would be increased mobility. Except that there aren't any tracks.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 15, 2012 11:32 AM (+rSRq)
And, just to make things clear, please go here.
Posted by: Wonderduck at March 15, 2012 06:17 PM (PHdMw)
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