Chapters where characters that will make a stand meet are counted as a part of a conflict should their fight commence in the following chapter since Blue lists them as such. Threatening, even with a weapon, will not be considered a conflict. Running away from a character that intends harm will only be counted as a conflict on a case by case basis depending how dire the situation is. Running away from an act of God will not count as a conflict, however, fighting against it will. Playful/positive battle between characters that do not seriously mean harm or can take a good deal of punishment will not be counted as a conflict. Purely comedic exchanges of blows between friends that are meant as part of a tsukomi will not count as a conflict, even if they inflict damage. However, the use of weapons with intent to harm between comrades will be counted as a conflict. Encounters considered a game by heroes will not be considered a conflict unless they are ever put in serious danger. Encounters considered a game by villains may be considered a conflict if there is a serious chance of physical harm to a hero and/or whether or not there is evidence to support that the villain intended harm to a degree which would disable said hero.

Chapters during which a fight is occurring but not seen will not be counted on this list. This breaks policy of Blue but I do not think it is helpful to list a chapter where scenes with said characters do not appear. If a character is used against their will or willingly physically manipulated during a conflict and said actions have some effect on the outcome, they will be included as participating in said conflict. If a group of heroes confronts a villain, they will not be considered partners unless they work together towards a common goal (which includes avoiding fighting each other in battle royale scenarios) or attack together. Partners of team battles will only be included in listing for chapters where they actively contribute to the outcome of a battle. Even if teams are fighting similar groups of enemies at the same time, battle partners will be listed separately from those fighting elsewhere. If a hero performs an attack or action on an inanimate object that enables a chain of events assisting a partner in indirectly defeating a villain, it will not count as a conflict with said villain. If a non-fighting hero or villain partner is attacked in some way during a conflict they are not mainly involved in, they will be counted as a part of said conflict. Attacking one at a time or while other characters do not contribute will disqualify them from being partners.

Encounters where a hero is completely restrained and has no chance of retaliating will not be counted as a conflict. Direct physical contact with a villain or a result of their actions that occurs by chance will be decided on a case by case basis depending on what degree their actions were intended to do harm. Regarding projectiles and controllable long-range attacks from villains, this is a troubling point but one that should be easy to accept. If a villain fired a gun, surely we wouldn't say a hero was facing a conflict with a bullet. However, whereas certain villains in a series like One Piece can create or manifest what are arguably separate entities and manipulate them for attacking purposes, who is the conflict with? Manipulated etities for which there exists indisputable proof (meaning scenes created for comedic effect will not be counted) of being sentient will be counted as separate from the 'master'. For those which are only able to think, speak or move entirely through the means of a 'master' will not be counted as participating in the conflict. If an attack intended for another target somehow has an indirect affect on a character not involved in the fight, they may not be considered part of the conflict. Scenes in a follow-up chapter where heroes or villains are still in motion after the final blow will be counted as part of the conflict. A character seen bearing bruises or wounds inflicted by another character, even if the action is not depicted, will be counted upon the screen where said wounds are revealed to prove that such a conflict existed at some point.

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