well, exactly my point. i was referring more to drama of it. if she uses it, it'll be the same shit, if she doesn't, the final boss will seem weak. it's a catch 22.
i love slayers, but this season seems to be INDY 4 +DIE HARD 4 + ROCKY 6000 all over again. i would like to see a prequel, or a reimagining [darker, lina uses black magic after all] the way frank miller and batman begins reinvigorated that franchise.