Alita's logic is pretty reasonable.
"I won't be with you three losers." would've also been a good reason.
I can't tell if Herman is angry in the last panel.
I think Herman hopes that buy stating his name, he improves his chances of staying alive.
Herman wants to be a PC!
herman has little chance of being PC
ho Herman you are the best guardsman i ever saw.
To stay alive he needs personality but if that first elf didnt make it i dont see much of a chance for herman
Well, given Null's emphasis on demoting Herman to random-NPC level, I'm sorry to have to guess that he won't last long.
Maybe herman will become a recurring minor character... Sadly the poor guy's chances aren't looking good. <:(
Every successful group needs a nameless redshirt ready to be sacrificed.
I get the feeling that by trying to be genre-aware and outsmart the system she's so seriously doomed.
Nice knowing you, whatever your name was.
Guardsman = Red Shirt
As a fellow NPC, I fully support Guardsman... erm, Herman... in his efforts to become a main character.
I'm pretty sure if anyone dies it'll be Alita though. She has the least characterization (a tie with Herman, but Herman is more likable), so she'll probably be out of the story by the end of the chapter anyway, or by the end of the next chapter at most.
Lol @ everyone assuming I follow traditional tropes when it comes to character deaths.