Arietta challenges Anise to a duel while the group finds out some important information from Asch.
Not an episode I was looking forward to seeing. I mean you know its coming and yet its still sad when it actually does happen. Kind of reminds me of playing Crisis Core for the PSP. Think they did a good job making Ariettaâ€™s death all the more tragic with good use of flashbacks in the episode. Canâ€™t exactly hit you with those during the fight in the game.
She fought with everything she had for someone that had been dead for such a long time. Itâ€™s not like Van didnâ€™t tell her the truth out of some kind of compassion. I honestly think it was just done so he could continue using her as a valuable tool. Maybe she would have ended her life after finding out, but the point is she wasnâ€™t left with strong bonds to anything. The ligers were annihilated and Ion was gone. Anise had the benefit of a living family and friends even after Ion passed away. The God Generals are far from a family. No one that she couldnâ€™t see as an enemy tried to change her mind on this. Largo stood there as an observer and the rest of the group were seen as enemies.
Though not like they werenâ€™t considering pyro Mieu was responsible for the liger situation and Jade actually did kill the mother Liger. Suppose it might not have done anything, but would have been nice to at least try and recommend what Ion would have wanted. Doubt the original or replica would have been jumping for joy at the two guardians fighting a duel to the death. She didnâ€™t have to fight with the team since that would just be too much. I know its a selfish wish, but wished that they could have given her a reason to live on. Can try to make it nice with saying she is with the people she cares about. But death in the end is just sad. Just get depressed about these things when they do happen. For whatever reason got attached to Arietta and the death here is the hardest hitting of any in the series to this point.
I can talk about the episode now that Iâ€™ve killed any mood with my depressing rant. Feel for Asch in how he gets dumped with finding the jewel that Luke failed to get. I wonder if Van remembered to replicate a brain into that head of Lukeâ€™s sometimes. Just seems like there is nothing there and can understand why Asch is so bloody frustrated. Clear that there isnâ€™t much time left and heâ€™s struggling to get things done.
But there are other problems that canâ€™t be ignored at this time. Mohs has finally gone off the deep end and turned himself into one ugly monster. The only positive there is that he is a combat target in that state. I mean itâ€™s hard to kill a weak person no matter how annoying he is. But now that he has some power it should be allowed to destroy him. If they are willing to kill a loli in Ariettaâ€¦.Anyways Hod has come back into the picture and you can expect some depression from characters like Guy when they can finally get to that thing.
Have to make an interesting note regarding Lukeâ€™s discovery at the mountain. Obviously you donâ€™t need to be a rocket scientist to connect that to Natalia. Though you do need to be a little smarter than Luke. Now could simply speculate that it was dropped when climbing a mountain. But really with this show that would be a bit too simple. Think many can figure out how that will turn out.
We canâ€™t forget the problem of Van still being alive. You knew that guy gave up way too easily when the group went to face him. Not much time left in the series and still quite a bit to accomplish. Hopefully they can end this alright, though Iâ€™m preparing for a rough ride to the end.