….Don’t you just hate it when characters act ignorant? God damn it Aoi! It’s not like she hasn’t heard about the terrible things that happened to the children of the Lost Incident, she was there when Yuusaku lashed out at her brother. Aren’t they the perfect pair? It is really stupid for Akira to want to “capture” the Ignis before SOL Technology to begin with, since you know, instead of what common sense would suggest: Reach out to Playmaker and ask for an opportunity to be able to speak with the Ignis! As if the Ignis would be willing to to talk when are being hunted down! Who in their sane mind would do that?
Gah I didn’t like her this episode, I was frustrated with her actions. She is acting pretty irresponsibly, not following orders from Emma, who has a ton more experience than she does, and just doing her own thing. By the end of the episode, Emma had just given up trying to stop her. I understand Aoi is sick and tired of being saved by others, but making stupid decisions is not the best way to start. It could either be pent up frustrations that has built up overtime, and like Onizuka, Aoi is very likely going to lose again, which will surely not end well in regards to her confidence. And don’t even get me started with her ignorant comment of, “In that case, those Ignis were originally under SOL Technologies’ control” UM, HELLO?! WHY ARE YOU CHOOSING TO OVERLOOK THE CRUCIAL DETAIL OF THE VICTIMS BEING TORTURED?!!?!?!?!?!?!!?! I can’t even. Come on Aoi, I thought you were smarter than that!
But I am interested in what Takeru and Aoi’s dynamics will be like. There is a lot of potential for this to be quite fun since both Takeru and Aoi can be quick with their quips. As expected, the boys didn’t even recognize it was Blue Angel until she introduced herself, and Takeru was again starstruck (he is such a cutie). I just hope it doesn’t turn into a whiny exchange like Onizuka’s duel, where Takeru had to shut him up and put him in his place. Ugh… It would be nice if Aoi were to learn something out of this duel, rather than be salty about her loss— not holding my breath for it, since it seems to be something the writers are setting up for those who are not within the Victims of the Lost Incident circle…
Surprise surprise, the Wind Ignis, Windy has made his debut today. I will flat out say I don’t trust him the slightest. He is a trickster, he has red eyes (unlike Flame’s and Ai’s yellow eyes) and is powerful enough to even create his own partner program, Echo, and structure the world they are now in. Unlike Ai and Flame, he doesn’t trust Humans, has no intentions of searching for his Human partner, and only cares for regrouping and rebuilding their home. He claims he doesn’t know about the enemies passing through, and so the boys are left wondering if perhaps his world is being used as a cover of a sorts, concealing another world behind it. Seems likely, as the organization could easily pin their crimes on Windy, who has virtually no allies.
It looks like it will be just a matter of time before both Ema and Aoi will be forced out of this world. Windy says if the boys defeat them, then they will be forced out, rather than crash landing like the Researchers did. Aoi and Emma used their emergency escape for those guys, counting on figuring out how to get out themselves. Well, Windy is certainly presenting them an opportunity… that is, if he is telling the truth.
That being said, it is a shame that Aoi just made herself a hostile opponent they have to worry about. So much for the girls teaming up with the boys… That would’ve been fun… This is why we can’t have nice things.