Himmel the Hero Inspires Man to Defeat Knife-Wielding Attacker

A man from Taiwan drew inspiration from Himmel the Hero in Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End as he bravely defended himself against a knife-wielding attacker on the Taichung Metro.

On May 21, 2024, a man armed with a knife attacked passengers on a train in central Taichung, Taiwan. However, thanks to the bravery of some passengers, the attacker was subdued and the situation was brought under control. This incident occurred on the tenth anniversary of a previous knife rampage on Taipei’s metro, reminding people of the importance of staying vigilant. Three individuals were injured in the attack and were promptly taken to the hospital for treatment, as reported by CNN

On June 4, local news sources conducted interviews with the individuals who bravely subdued the attacker, and they were subsequently honored with medals by officials. During the interview, one young man reveals that his actions were influenced by Himmel.

“Through translation, the man stated that it was what Himmel the Hero would have done.”

Himmel’s legacy as one of the original four great heroes in the anime Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is well-known and referenced several times throughout the series. His courageous deeds and achievements have even transcended into the real world.

The revelation of Himmel’s impact on the young man was shared on the show’s official Reddit page, prompting other fans to engage in discussions about the show’s profound effect on people’s lives.

The top comment under the post expressed that Himmel is an exceptional role model and his impact is even evident in the real world, making him a powerful and influential figure.

The thread discussing the incident featured a larger number of references to Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, including a crucial plot twist that was revealed towards the conclusion of the performance.

Despite being recognized as one of the greatest heroes of his time, Himmel failed the test of pulling a goddess sword from a stone as he was not the chosen one. However, this setback did not hinder him from achieving remarkable feats, as pointed out by one commenter in this particular instance.

The commenter praised the hero, stating that one does not need to wield a goddess sword in order to be considered heroic.

Although he may not be known worldwide, the young man who selflessly put himself in harm’s way to save others has become a true hero within the Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End community.

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