I said Happy New Years a week too early :P
Sorry for the slight delay! I have been bedridden for the entire week because of severe case of migraines (it’s still on-going). It wasn’t until today I thought to myself, “Wait a minute, shouldn’t there be an episode this week?” so I turned to the calendar, cursed to myself and hopped onto the computer. It was yet another week where I got mixed up with which week was going to be the ‘break’ week, ahahahahaha! Anyhow I hope everyone is having a good and healthy holidays, so without any further ado, let’s get down to it!
Well it’s kind of ironic how i forgot about this week’s episode because let’s be real here: it was boring and forgettable. Much to my relief the episode went by quickly. The problem I had with this episode was how predictable it was. Honestly speaking this fight one way or another had to happen because it ended up serving as the stepping stone to Zarc’s true revival. The miasma dragon and Zarc’s mutant ‘fusion’ of human and dragon form was all just a ruse. He was picking a fighting because it was the only way he would be able to return to his ultimate form, which can only be activated through battle via Unification Summon. So when Sora and Edo decided to go up against him, in hopes to reach Yuuya, they only made the situation even worse (and sadly for them, it was no different than talking to a wall). It would have been better for everyone to simply run and prevent Zarc from dueling anyone for the matter, for as long as they humanly can. By doing so, it would have likely prevented the situation from escalating.
But had it not been Edo’s and Sora’s good intentions, it would have been Shun and Kaito to pull the trigger. The real question to bear in mind is whether or not they are capable of increasing his power even more by agreeing to duel. There is no doubt in my mind that they too are going to get their ass kicked, but not before they struggle their way through it like the true warriors of the resistance. With the Fusion duo eliminated, and Shun and Kaito serving as the XYZ duo, I do have to wonder who the Synchro ones will be, varying on who is really left. My guess will be Jack, as the trend right now is match a main character with a cameo character from the past. His partner may perhaps be Gongenzaka as a little bird told me he will be making a return. (But honestly, I would hate to see him come back, only to be defeated once more). The Pendulum Summoning duo will likely be Reiji and Reira, unless Sawatari makes an uncanny return. (Confession: I really want to see Sawatari fight Zarc, I think it would be fun to watch because he is such a goof-ball no matter what situation he is in.) But at the end of the day, it seems clear to me that the only one who will reach the boys or Zarc himself will be Ray or the Queens. I hope for the Queens, because I want to see all my fav girls in action. They have been Damsels in Distress for long enough, and they are ready to kick some ass again. Crack Stradegy: Whack Zarc with Yuzu’s fan, or with Rin’s fist. That will throw him off. (And I think it’s fair to see we all would love to see that for the fun of it!)
And finally, you kind of have to feel for the Academia students who have been duped into this plot of creating an Utopia. No thanks to the Professor and his selfish desire, he was the one who initiated the revival of the Demon Duelist, Supreme Dragon King Zarc. And in the end, his plan to use the life energy was not sufficient enough to revive Ray (whose soul is currently going haywire by the looks of it ever since Reira became her Medium). So now the students are completing dumbfounded, horrified and confused, as not a single one of them had wished for the revival of Zarc… or so they thought. Despite the misconceptions, I actually feel that it was their energy and desire to card people contributed to Zarc’s revival as well (which yet again, the blame falls to the Professor). The one common theme we have seen in the flashbacks of Zarc’s path of destruction is how the horribly twisted society was at the time. They were entertained by bringing pain to others, they enjoyed watching pain being inflicted, and worse off, they encouraged it- which ultimately contributed to creating the Supreme King Zarc we see today. This is probably why Zarc keeps telling them it was their fault, they have no one but to blame but themselves. And it’s not just the Academia Soldiers to blame either. For the longest time, the Synchro Realm had this problem, the audience enjoying a violent show, and even in the Standard Realm, there were folks like that too. So that’s why when Zarc goes on about it, I interpret is as their energy that served as an unspoken wish. After all, Zarc is literally the embodiment of chaos and wants to destroy the world for crying out loud.
Oh yeah and oneeee~ last thing: Zarc’s Mutant Fusion design was super underwhelming. I was hoping to see something a lot more epic and badass looking. Right now he just looks like a gargoyle with Yuuya’s face. (or at least a lazier version of Yubel’s design) At least his monsters are cooler I guess…
No episode next week, so I will see you in 2017! Have a good New Years everyone!