AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh my god, this episode was freaking fantastic. I can’t stop laughing, so much sass, so much shit hitting the fan, this has to be my favourite episode to date! Ai is so freaking gullible, he walked straight into an obvious trap set up by Windy and Lightning (the Light Ignis), that anyone else could have seen it coming a mile away! Really, it’s a good thing Yuusaku came after Ai, and alone at that! It would have been dangerous for Flame and Takeru to be there as well, not to mention it would only complicate things further with Revolver and the Hanoi Knights at the scene.
And the way Revolver just crashed into the scene was epic, but also freaking hilarious because Ai was trying so hard to persuade Light and Windy to let him try find a way to coexist with Humans with Yuusaku’s help, and then he comes in and declares, “I AM HERE TO KILL YOU!” At that point, I was in tears from laughing so hard because so much for 1 in 8 billion chances of coexistence! Better yet, I love how sassy Windy and Lightning are, they make themselves really fun and interesting antagonists, and am eagerly anticipating what else they have in mind. It certainly did not go unnoticed to me of Lightning’s host, blurred in black. He doesn’t appear to have an AI host like Echo as Windy does, but instead I wonder if the silhouette actually belongs to Jin’s consciousness, or perhaps belongs to what could be a figurehead who runs the Judgement Arrows’ organization. If that’s the case, there is a good chance that figure we have seen there is merely an avatar of a sorts.
Lightning’s grand plan for their domination over Humanity is to use them to create their vessels. While an Ignis life is eternal, they but not immortal, so they intended to make Humanity create and repair hardware until the day they figure out (in due time) how to do it themselves. What becomes of Humanity after that, well they can simply kill them off themselves since they will have the tools at their disposal to do so (not that there aren’t several things they can hijack and manipulate already).
We also learned how the Cyberse World was found and attacked in the first place. Lightning claims the defence program didn’t run. They were attacked while they immobile due to be in scan mode. It is a vulnerability that they believe they themselves should only be aware of, leading them to suspect the enemy had a spy within their ranks. So when Ai explains how Aqua foresaw the Cyberse’s world destruction, and learned from Lightning that she had already gone missing prior to the events, they immediately make the case how she may have been the one to betray them.
Of course I have my doubts about that.Unless Aqua intended to set the stage of each Ignis challenging each other about their beliefs of which path should be taken. There is also the possibility she could have been captured and then exploited, which may have ended up contributing to their world’s destruction. Or she could have been captured by another party, unrelated to the ones who attacked them. But on the other-hand, if she did manage to get out before shit hit the fan, it only makes us wonder even more now, where could she be hiding, and how long does she intend to stay put? Could this event prompt her to make an appearance? I am curious to see what her role will be in this conflict.
In all, it took a long time to get to this point, and I am absolutely loving where this is going. This is the ultimate clash of ideals. Ignis VS Humans VS Co-Existence. Who will come out on top? Of course we sure to hope Co-Existence will bet he answer, but the trials they will need to overcome to get there will be a difficult one. Here’s to hoping we will see an upswing in the momentum now that the long awaited battle has officially begun.
Also quick shoutout for Revolver’s badass new look! I absolutely love it!!!!!!! It looks amazing!!!!! And a moment of appreciation for how freaking PRECIOUS Roboppi is! Oh my god, she is so cute, was both so adorable, yet so sad when she gushed about the outside world. Oh, and I think this is the first time we actually see Yuusaku use the “Cyberse” instincts he has. He was actually able to accurately use it to track Ai down.