Art tries his hand at being a badass normal with varying degrees of success (and then later cheating and defying badass normal status).
Art attacks the students of the Minimum Academy that all the Hamatora attended at one point (including Art himself). He injects all students with something that seems to leave them alive but presumably strips them of their minimums. The one “faculty” member seems to beat the shit out of Art until Art cheats him by demonstrating he somehow absorbed all the minimum’s he had come into contact with at that point (including the light bending minimum from the previous episode) which he uses to stab Paper with his cocaine injection syringe.
So he can regenerate and utilize other minimums. Why hasn’t he already been doing so until the going got tough? It does answer a question I had – how the hell is Art ever going to stand a chance against Nice? I don’t care how much karate the guy does and many guns he has, Nice is gonna kick the shit out of him unless he has a minimum. I’m still curious as to how Art survived Moral’s assault but this at least brings up a plausible explanation – maybe he used his regeneration minimum to solve the problem? The only issue with that is that I’m very certain we saw the life drain from his eyes, so in other words we saw him die on screen and he didn’t do anything to stop it. So what the heck, Hamatora? Please provide a plausible explanation for his survival (and then later his motives), thanks.
Also, if Art’s motivations are really stupid, I am not going to be happy about it. Knowing Hamatora’s writers though, I have more faith in them than that. I know it’ll be something awesome. Right guys? RIGHT?!
Nah, in all seriousness, I’m intrigued. Let’s see what lies in store for us in this darker installment of Hamatora.