I’m suffering and this flashback still isn’t even done yet. Agh, my heart…I don’t know how much more it can take.
Before going back to Emilia’s trial, we get to see a quick backstory for the original Ryuzu Meyer as well as Beatrice. We got a little snippet of it but it was cute to see them get along in their own way, as well as a much younger Roswaal. The Sanctuary before it was called such seemed like a peaceful time until it collapsed, which we’ll probably see next time.
Pandora seems like a terrifying character. She’s as pale as a ghost, practically translucent, and it seems that she can’t even die. I’m not sure if I’m correct, but I feel like whatever Pandora’s power is it’s similar or the same as Subaru’s. It looked like she died twice, by Fortuna and Regulus, and yet she came back as if nothing happened. The powers may be similar in that sense, but there’s definitely more to it with whatever she did to Regulus and her being able to “transport” herself to the seal. It also seems that she can just rewrite things in reality, like Regulus’ actions that affected Betelgeuse. So I’m not sure whether it’s death by reset or she can manipulate time and/or reality. She’s starting to sound like a Jojo character now. :/
It’s not just that, but she seems to have a lot of authority. As the Witch of Vanity, she granted Betelgeuse the title of Sloth after he took its power and it seems like her words are set in stone. This is the first time we’re seeing her and both Fortuna and Betelgeuse were shocked and terrified in seeing her. If she’s not named as one of the seven witches, then she must hold some insane power.
She wants the “key” and the seal. The seal we know is in the forest, and the key is most likely Emilia herself. If the seal were to open, it would mean the end of the world. With Emilia being the key, it would make sense that Fortuna and the others would want to keep her isolated, and why people would “hate” Emilia because she’s basically a bomb that would mean the end for all of them when in the wrong hands. Of course none of this is her fault, and it broke my heart when she kept saying this about herself to Archi. Ahh…poor Archi. T_T
The goodbye between Emilia and Fortuna broke my heart, because we know Fortuna doesn’t keep her promise. Which is why promises are so important to Emilia, why she calls Fortuna a liar, and why she’s so terrified of being alone. Literally anyone would react and think this way, especially a young child like her. It’s a terrifying and traumatic experience, and it’s only going to get worse from here on out. Ugh, just all the crying between them and present Emilia made me emotional, and I’m just stressed for next episode. Gah!
I’m looking forward to learning more about Pandora’s character next time. We’re slowly getting the whole story and we might come to its conclusion next time, but I’m not sure. And I’m not complaining, these episodes have been fantastic. I’m just preparing myself for the inevitable pain, with Fortuna’s demise, Geuse losing himself, and whatever is going to happen between Emilia and Pandora. What will Pandora’s impact to the story be?