I'm looking for some help in understanding the sentence below. To provide a bit more context one of the characters シュン made a ”変態発言” and then the following exchange occurred:
I get the idea behind the exchange where 完全変態 is used to mean something like Complete Pervert(referring to him being a pervert) / Complete Metamorphosis(as in a type of metamorphosis in which the larva does not resemble the adult). However what I've gotten myself confused on is how to properly parse the last sentence.
I think I've just confused myself but anyway, is this で just simply であって and not the で that is used with definitions like 動作・作用の原因・理由を表す, 動作・作用の手段・方法・材料などを表す。…を使って.