OH MY GOD EARTH IS SO ADORABLE I LOVE HIM TO DEATH ALREADY! It’s like icing on the cake to know he has feelings for Aqua, and they were possibly reciprocated
(I SHIP IT!). He is socially awkward as he says, but that is exactly what makes him so endearing. Yuusaku was quick to realize Earth is most likely Spectre’s partner, but man, these two couldn’t more different in personalities, at least with what we have seen so far. The only thing that makes them alike though is how they were always alone, and there is one person they were particularly close to, and for Earth, it was Aqua (the Water Ignis).
Earth is exactly as Ai described him to be: A straight-shooter, nonsense, and focuses on the issue at hand. He is also a good duelist, something Ai had conveniently forgot for a time. I do find it rather hilarious how Ai brags about Playmaker only being good because he is his partner, when in reality Ai tends to be more of a distraction than any help at all. Today was one of those days when Yuusaku had to tell him to shut up because he wasn’t providing him any useful information. The only thing he did help him out with was through his own idiocy of spamming the message boards which Earth eventually used to reach out to him.
I am glad we have gone back to the central plotline, and are making grounds of introducing the remaining Ignis. With Earth as the latest to appear, we are left to wonder what happened to the Light and Water Ignis. Most noticeably, the first thing that stood out to me for the Light Ignis was its patterns. They seem to match Bohman’s, so I think those two are supposed to be partners, alongside their similar palette. This leaves Aqua and Windy as the two Ignis who have yet to be partnered up. And with Aqua’s unknown whereabouts, it makes you wonder what had become of her when disaster struck.
What makes Aqua unique to the rest of the Ignis is how she has the ability to not only identify truths and lies, but apparently she can also foresee future events. She was the one who warned Earth about the catastrophe they will face, and while doing so, she likely have given him G Golem Crystal Heart (which initially belonged to her) because she knew something was going to happen to her. As of right now, we have no idea of whereabouts and her fate.
If that’s the case, we may not actually see her for some time. In fact, for all we know, she may have already been destroyed, or else captured by one of the enemies (most likely the Judgement Arrows party) to make use of her clairvoyant abilities. With that in mind, let’s do a quick review of what we know so far!
Dark (Ai): Yuusaku
Fire (Flame): Takeru
Water (Aqua): N/A
Wind (Windy): N/A
The only remaining victim we actually know about is Jin. Bohman’s background is still a mystery, but there is a good chance that he was one of the victims as well. And based on the Light Ignis’ markings, I believe these two are supposed to be partners, which would also explain his unique body of light. Perhaps this means the Light Ignis may have also already been captured by the enemy who is controlling Bohman.
But the big question is: Which Ignis is Jin’s partner? In fact, now that I think of it, I am a bit surprised that Yuusaku and Kusanagi haven’t actually made the initiative to figure out who that might be. Since Ai had finally spoke about the Ignis’ personalities, maybe this will finally lead us to such conversation. As of right now, it’s really hard to make the call. Under the assumption Light is Bohman’s partner, and Earth is Spectre’s, that only leaves Aqua and Windy as the remaining two candidates. Unfortunately we don’t know a whole lot about Jin’s character besides the fact the Lost Incident has scarred him deeply, and he has been suffering from severe post-traumatic stress ever since.
…Actually, now that I think of it: Maybe Jin’s consciousness was stolen from him because the Light Ignis was Jin’s partner? What if Bohman is just a fodder being used as the Light Ignis’ host, or perhaps, what if the guy isn’t actually Human at all?! Okay maybe that might be a bit of a stretch….
BUT YOU NEVER KNOW RIGHT?!
Overall this was a fairly slow episode, but Earth’s awkward interactions really made it fun to watch. It was nice to see the brief return of Robopoppi and Ai up to their mischiefs again, hilariously so as always. As for SOL Technologies, while Queen has made a reappearance, she didn’t contribute much other than pull Akira away and shide him for his lack of progress, while his co-worker he left in charge overlooks the message shared between Ai and Earth despite one of the employees actually doing their job and pointing it out. Actually I do want to make a quick note: Although Ai claims only Ignis can understand their language, I wouldn’t put it past Revolver or Akira or anyone else who is familiar with coding/programming to be able to understand it. When there are coordinates involves, a smart coder would probably figure out how to use it for themselves.
Next week the duel continues! I’m looking forward to learning more about Earth’s and Aqua’s backstory!
and their relationship fufufufufufufufufufufufu~