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this chapter continues what started last week, namely that:

1) Negi is really not suited to be a hybrid mage warrior like his father. He's only continuing this path because his entire life foundation is based on being his father. Kinda sad, actually

2) He does however, has considerable talent to be a certain kind of mage. A mage like Evangeline. A Black Magic User

3) Black Magic draws upon the user's primal emotions. Things like anger, sadness, frustration, fear. In other words negative emotions.

4) The first step to learn Black Magic is to develop a face, an expression that embodies your darkness.

5) Negi tries several times but fails. Eventually he becomes depressed. That's when Rakan gives him the OK!