The world's stability isn't exactly the greatest right now but it IS at the point where the world can recover on its own if left alone. The System probably should have been slowly shut down a long time ago given that 100% recovery is actually not necessary, but why would D make the thing so conveniently designed? It'd be boring if it actually cared about the people it was trying to help! I don't think gods in general are in charge of reincarnation. This seems to be a D/death god thing. Other pantheons don't appear to have any responsibilities worth noting beyond actions that ensure their own survival, such as not draining a planet so hard it dies like this one nearly did. If nothing else, it doesn't seem to be an inherent ability of gods to mess with souls given that heresy magic is extremely difficult and Shiro and Gyurie aren't really capable of using stuff like Soul Break yet. Since the dragons that were in charge of the world before this weren't anything special I rather doubt they were capable of it either. D's ability to mess with reincarnation is also indicated to be a fairly unusual thing to be able to do. If the people had died, humanity of that world have gone extinct, but their souls should have been fine. I mean, you can speculate that they might receive some sort of afterlife punishment for messing with the planet, but would D actually care enough to do so? So this would be purely speculation, though you do indicate it's just a guess on your part. I really don't think Julius thought he was going to die. Whenever it came to something to do with Shiro he freaked out and stabbed the lil spider clones that would hang out around him. That doesn't give the impression of someone who is choosing to die to remove the hero title from existence. Also, information on the Hero title is super classified. I don't know if even Taboo would tell you that much about it and I can't imagine Julius had Taboo 10. Yes, if Sariel is capable of Soul Break, she really should have tracked down Potimas. I don't know if that means she can't or if she's just that dumb. Probably the latter. Moving to another planet is really not a feasible solution. Potimas had the tech to move himself, but does the planet have the resources to make stuff to evacuate the entire population? Our planet sure doesn't. Also, other worlds are owned by other gods. Is there anywhere for them to go? Up to this point it's just minor quibbling on details, but I don't think you really understand D. D is knowingly torturing this world and everyone in it. Yes, she did things that helped save the world up to this point, but only out of pure self interest and at basically no cost to herself. She has repeatedly interfered with the ability of the System to actually repair the world, most notably by banning Gyurie from killing Potimas thousands of years ago. Also, giving everyone Taboo is absolutely not a kind thing to do. Taboo is a skill designed to inflict slow, mind breaking torture on everyone who gets it. She didn't use her own energy to hand it out either, she just swiped all that energy that someone tried to blow her up with and used it to curse every human and demon on the planet. That energy can't be recovered until all those people die either. And should the System be shut down? It puts more stress on all their souls, causing more of them to collapse. D did go out of her way to cause Shiro suffering and mislead her. Remember, D shared a few fragments of her memories with Shiro by giving a tiny sliver of her soul, but D doesn't have memories of being ugly and hated. These are lies D told her to make her more emotionally damaged. She also has outright fake memories like having had parents, even if she didn't see them much. There are also numerous points in the story where D takes action to cause suffering for little benefit. Like yeah it's kind of funny and super petty to eat ice cream in front of the spider, but when I think back on it you have to remember that Shiro is legitimately traumatized by her upbringing in Elro, including having to eat poison and live in a lava hellscape where she could barely rest thanks to the constant pain and risk of both monster attack and catching on fire. Everything D does so far is based on her desire to be entertained with no thought given to the pain and suffering she is causing. That is evil. Now billions of souls are at stake because she stopped Potimas from being dealt with and then returned the accidentally stolen MA energy in the least helpful way possible. I'm not sure why you say Shun is refusing to act? He wasn't aware that the world was in such bad shape until like two days ago even if he found this world subtly creepy. Every time he tries to do something, someone else interferes as well. I'd feel sorry for him if I cared about him at all. Those things about Shun not stepping in to help seem to to be anime/LN flaws added in. I'll refrain from commenting on those because I frankly do not like that version of events at all compared to the WN. No, him having gotten the title of hero is a problem. Him continuing to be the hero doesn't really do anything. Also, physical weakness is not a sin. He also doesn't get the big picture because no one will tell him anything so he has to make decisions based on what he knows. At the moment all he knows is that millions will die if Shiro succeeds and two innocent gods will die if Dustin succeeds. Most of us have inferred that Dustin's plan is worse but right now all he knows is that Dustin surely must have a plan because just maintaining the status quo is not good enough. It's actually Wrath that is choosing to kill as many people as possible right now so as to keep them from bearing the strain of so much sudden damage to their souls. And it's not Shiro putting souls in a repository, I think? It's that they don't really have time to reincarnate before the System goes down. She does extend her personal protection to a few individuals, though, but there are way too many people for to help everyone like that. I mean, you can argue that there isn't much she really can do for them. That's fine and I believe it as well. The point that sticks out to me though is that she explicitly doesn't even care what happens to them all. She won't even stick around for a minute afterward to help humanity from wiping itself out when society inevitably collapses.