RIP Yuushou 🙁
Well that was heartbreaking.
I mean I didn’t cry or anything, but it did give me a heartache. I think it is fair to say we were all surprised (and probably super confused) when Yuuri revealed his true trump card: Transcendental Polymerization, the one thing that had me going, “wait, what. WHAT IS THAT?” I spent a few minutes trying to piece together whether or not we have seen this card in the past, or it’s totally brand new. And guess what? It’s the latter, and it will be released in 2017 OCG sets.
Now we have had our fair share of new special cards, as they always do in every series. However, to release and reveal Transcendental Polymerization this late in the game is causing me to mixed opinions about it. Furthermore, we are probably never going to get an explanation how Yuuri got his hands on it either. As of right now, it belongs exclusively to him.
I feel like this is something that should have been introduced ages ago. However it never got the chance to because the circumstances which it could have debuted never happened in the first place. In fact, it could have been something that only the strongest and most trusted agents of Academia possessed, including the Professor himself. I think had we been introduced in that way, I wouldn’t feel as iffy about it. But in order to do that, the strongest and most trusted agents needed to be written as true threats, not like the ones we have seen roll over and switch sides on the whim thanks to Yuuya’s and others entertainment. In more ways than one, it was truly a missed opportunity.
Knowing Yuushou was inevitably going to lose was pretty darn painful sit through. It only got worse when Yuuri presented his twisted form of entertainment, that involved torturing both father and son at the same time. Yuushou stayed strong, and even though he knew there was no path to victory, he stood strong on stage. Most interestingly however is how Yuuri’s emotions gone haywire. We have seen him go insane, but not to this scale. I felt we were able to see a bit into Yuuri’s heart. The loneliness and jealousy he feels, void of the sense of longing. This stood out when he wanted to silence Yuuya and Yuushou, exclaiming that Yuuya belongs to him only. It got under his skin to see Yuushou fighting for his son, putting on the best performance he can, and Yuuya in return having the uttermost faith in him.
And make no mistake, Yuushou may be a performer, but when he is focused, this man is a true duelist. It was actually really cool to watch because Yuushou showcased when Yuuya has been slowly learning, to not lose focus despite the fact a grim fate may await them. Yuushou stay true to himself till the very end, making it all the more heartbreaking to see him be carded right before Yuuya’s eyes. But what also made this scene a lot more devastating was how Yuuya was recalling the first time he saw his dad perform at the stadium, and despite being in a pinch he got out of it. This however had a very different ending, with a heavy price to pay.
With his father carded, it’s an understatement that was Yuuya’s last straw. Their sanity was short-lived and now Yuuto has already been consumed by darkness almost instantly, and Yuuya will surely follow. As expected he and Yuuri will duke it out to determine who will ultimately be the main host for Zarc’s body. I’m not sure by merging all four souls together would allow Zarc to magically obtain his body again or if Yuuya’s body will remain as the host. Of course with the Revival Project nearly completetion, it feels seems likely that once that happens (as I fully expect it to), Zarc will obtain his true body again and we will see a repeat of Zarc VS Ray. How different will it be, and how will the realms merging together impact the rest remains a mystery for most part. Needless to say they are walking a thin line, and it can either be incredibly amazing or a complete disaster.
So December 4th there will be no new episode, so we got a week break to take it all in. I say just don’t hold any expectations at this point, just take it as it is, and that’s pretty much the best advice I can give you at this point.