Go! Princess Precure Episode 21
For those who loved Twilight as a villain, you could say it was a bittersweet day for us. Twilight is no more and Princess Towa is back with her memories and saved- at the cost of her brother Kanata sacrificing himself in order to prevent Dyspear from following them back into their the girls’ origin world.
Considering the circumstances and the stage we are at now, I would say what had happened during the battle and the outcome was fair enough. Dyspear’s buff up was powerful, at the cost of the power progressing to consume her. She outright said she was ready to cast Twilight/Towa aside because she failed her tasks and was no longer a useful tool. It took many special attacks and holding out on Trinity Explosion simply to buy enough time for Kanata to be able to play the violin (upon his own choosing) in hopes of unlocking Towa’s heart and memories. The reason why he did so in the first place was thanks to Haruka’s thoughts on how there is still hope to get her memories back, regardless of lacking twelve keys. Haruka’s hope was based on how Twilight/Towa inspired her to pick up the violin, her sound was so beautiful, it convinced her that was one of her ways of subconsciously channeling out her true emotions. And when you think about it, it’s true. Dyspear wiped out every little bit of her identity, but her heart couldn’t be fully erased. Her love for the violin persisted even in her new form, and that itself was the key to freeing her dreams from Dyspear’s clutches.
So what happened to little!Towa was Dyspear sensed her insecurity and exploited it. At first Towa didn’t trust Dyspear because she was scary, but Dyspear managed to persuade her by claiming she can help make her dream come true. Towa who was frustrated at her progress and was losing hope in herself to become the Grand Princess then decided she would take up the offer and went to Dyspear side. As result of being the people’s hope the kingdom fell into despair which provided Dyspear the fuel she needed to become stronger. That was supposed to be it, but then Dyspear thought it would be fun to make use of her in another way and that is how the Dark Princess Twilight was born.
With Kanata having sacrificed himself in order to protect his sister and the precure, I am hoping with all my might that they will make him into the next big bad. Actually when I think about it, I am surprised I hadn’t thought of the possibility sooner, and truthfully, I love the possibility and it would certainly fill in the opening that Twilight had left us with her awesomeness. Also, I have the mighty need for dark!Kanata. I am a total sucker to these things when a love counterpart or friend gets brainwashed/possessed into the dark-side. Certainly it is not the most original idea, but I always consider it to be the most fun and angst.
I also sense a possibility of foreshadowing with Kanata making his promise with Haruka and believing she will be able to save him if his dream and memories get locked away. Of course this could either indicate he will be simply locked away (but that wouldn’t be any fun!) or Dyspear chooses to make use of him like she did with Towa.
Now if Dyspear chooses to use Kanata, I wonder what kind of touch ups she would do to make sure the same mistake does not happen again. Erasing the memories, heart and dreams weren’t enough, so what else could she do to make it more difficult for the Precures? Twilight already had a very strong personality, but as soon as the Precure started getting the better of her, she started losing confidence in herself as well as her emotions.
Next week! It looks like Towa will be experiencing post-trauma stress disorder. I love that they are doing this because gosh, it would be weird if she didn’t. In order to overcome her trauma and guilt from what she had done as Twilight, appears she will be debuting as Cure Scarlet next week. The only thing is… *cringe* the Cure Scarlet design… I will wait until I get a better picture of it next week, but I can’t say the preview it is leaving me with a good impression- at all.