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士道はもう何を言っても無駄つっこみを諦め、はあと息を吐いて問い返した。

Hi. Dear teachers.

What is the meaning and function of the 「と」 (無駄と) in this sentence?

Thank you.

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You could parse it this way...

士道は『もう何を言っても無駄』つっこみを諦め、...

The と is a quotative particle. It marks the thought of the subject (= 士道 here).

士道 gave up つっこみ, thinking 「もう何を言っても無駄」, and...

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