Oh but it is…
I must say, I haven’t been so pleasantly surprised by such a scene in an episode like this in a long time. Yes, the sheer epicness of this episode when those heart stabbing lines were said to Luke almost rivals the legendary “I am your father!” line. Luke sure had his ass handed to him and it is just the occasion to pop open some drinks…maybe some glass bottles filled with water…
Thoughts: Replica, so Luke was the replica afterall and who would have guessed *dot dot dot*.
I personally thought that this was a wonderful episode that manages to speed up the plot without ever feeling rushed (to me as an anime watcher anyway). Though compared to the manga, it was a shame that they decided to skip over Tear singing a song to temporarily heal those affected by the miasma and just to mention, this episode pretty much passes the manga scans at this point so that means no more inside knowledge for me. So without being furthered spoiled by the manga, whatever comes up next from this point will really become a treat for me, if they keep up with the ‘amazing’ story telling and pacing.
But yea, Luke sure had it coming to him this episode though I feel no pity at all. Why? It is because he has been the prick on my side ever since he showed his ugly mug and all this “revelation” was his just desserts…or karma :p
There is only so much everyone can take in putting up with him, clearly tender-love-and-care haven’t done much for him even after all these years and so it can be assumed that the “tough love” method is more suitable for a character like him. From where I come from, brats like him get the lashing and that certainly did wonders in my upbringing.
On the otherhand, I am finding myself being attracted to Asch’s frank and harsh personality and attitude towards Luke. Sure he is overly arrogant and smart assed, as you would expect from a “villain”, but compared to Luke he is just the lesser of the two evils (HA! At least Asch isn’t one who would kill thousands of people without even realising it). In fact you would say Asch even tried to do a good deed by saving Tear from her calculating brother and even tried to stop Luke from making such a big mistake…but as you would know, Luke never listens to the one in his head usually called a brain but for Luke, air.
One of the best parts of the episode happens at the end where Asch taunts Luke and tells him the full truth and it was about damn time. As you know, Luke is actually the replica which should have been hinted at you guys for a while now. Well I thought that it was the biggest possibility out of the three cases and it turned out to be right. I think Asch had every right to tell Luke that he is the second rate copy whereas himself is the real original. Luke is lucky that Asch haven’t killed him (yet) as I surely would have earlier if finding out the guy who has been living off my privileges is such an ungrateful git when I have been rolling around in mud. The world is unfair right? Then deal with it! If not, Luke is doomed to hanging himself, which isn’t a half bad idea in itself.
But I was certainly surprised when Van actually did an extra little set up to try and save Tear. So does he really care for Tear or is this just a false mask thing again? Gut feeling tells me that it is the former and that this will become such a tragic story though we will have to wait and see.
What I am even more surprised about is that Ion removed the seal on the door just because Luke did a bit of begging. Is he mad? Anyone with any self respect would have said “screw you” to Luke especially since he didn’t have a shred of respect for Ion in the first place. Yet Ion just removed the seal like it was nobodies business and contributed to this disaster. I am getting less and less impressed with this so called “master” Ion…he is young and lacks experience but is that really a good excuse? I think not…
The next scene after Luke destroyed the continent was also a shocking surprise. So who would have thought that the “land” they are on is actually suspended in air by these pillars. And it so happens that Luke was conned into destroying one of these important pillars causing everyone under it to die. Tear’s fon hymns saved them from the fall (OMG HAXX XD) but now they are stuck on ground as far as I know.
Also it is revealed that Tear was born in the land below the outer lands; Qliphoth. I would suppose that this is the same for Van and the fact that he is trying to destroy the outer lands must have some connection with this Qliphoth place. Maybe he is trying to sunder the world so that everyone returns back to their “roots” rather than living in a fake world, you know, the classical cases.
Then we have the gangbang on Luke with everyone expressing their disappointment in him. HAHA, this was a brilliant scene…especially when he starts to blame it on his master…I guess when you are backed into a corner, anything you say goes. Shame on you Luke, for shame…
And Finally we have Luke going “USSODAAAA!” in front of Asch when he reveals the ugly truth. Sweet desserts
Screen caps and “wise guy” comments:
Natalia is unlike any oujo character I have seen in ages
Ditto with Luke’s existence
I personally would have slapped him for being un-human
Come to think…what is this poisonous gas anyway?
Sure your royal highness
But it is one impressive lump of rock
Listen to this man, he is the good guy on contrary to popular belief
Mind haxx get~
I can’t help but laughing at this line…yea right 😄
Ion loses serious points her for the lack of free will. I personally would have spat in his face and made him lick my shoes before doing him a favor
Why Van did this at all was confusing
Dreck 😄 You gotta love that word
NO SHIT SHERLOCK!
“I am you…” oops, wrong source
Hypnosis etc, then Van screwed him
Van’s “just as planned” face
AH HA! I bet that foiled your plans…even if it is just a little
Thanks for the advice
That is some powerful spell Tear used, and she doesn’t even look worn out afterwards
And all that has been said in a nutshell
*glares as Luke*
Oh but face the facts, thousands of people died
He also told you to bend over but did yo…OH SHI~~
Jade is so mature 😄 Strike 1!
Strike 3! You’re out!
I mean even your best buddy has given up trying to lecture you
Seriously, I am beginning to think whatever Asch is planning to do isn’t for bad causes
Does he have to spell it out for you? R-E-P-L-I-C-A
His “USSODAAA” face again
Honestly, I am with you
And that is no light grudge, the damned dreck!