Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 31
RIP Ghost Girl, you will be missed dearly…
We all knew it was coming, she really pushed her luck on this time, and when she needed it most, Lady of Luck has turned her back on her. I knew there was no way in hell she was going to win the duel, but I did at least hope she was going to somehow escape alive. Our Charismatic Queen is no longer with us, and it’s probably going to be a very long time if we are to ever see her again…. That is, varying on how the Tower of Hanoi plays out, and what happens to those who have been absorbed into it once it is destroyed.
It is hard to say whether or not the other Hanoi Knights we have seen fade away much like Ghost Girl had, experienced the same fate. One of the reasons why I question whether or not they have been attributed to the same thing is the color which they faded in, as well the location of their bodies. My guess is that they just hadn’t been consumed yet, and now that the Tower of Hanoi is active, it probably consumed them by now, each one of them “contributing” to the foundation of “saving the world”.
However there is one undeniable thing about the Tower of Hanoi, and its uncanny similarities to to the ARC-V project. People are being collected and sacrificed in order to achieve a greater goal, and ironically enough, both plans revolve around in some form of either “creating the new world” or “saving the world”, or both. This is probably the main reason why it left me feeling a bit sick to the stomach. I would be lying if I said it didn’t make me anxious, or how it brings back the memories of how badly we were burned in the last series. It bothers me a lot because I don’t want my feelings of doubts and the problems I had with ARC-V to resurface to the point I start drawing a lot of comparisons to the two series as I am doing right now.
But if there’s one thing that strikes me about the Tower of Hanoi, was when the moment I saw it, the first thing that crossed my mind was actually the Tartarus tower. I wouldn’t be surprised if this tower turns out to have been used as an inspiration. In the greek mythology, Tartarus is a dungeon deep within the abyss for the titans. In this series, the “wicked titans” could easily be Cyberse and the Ignis species, and the network could turn into the abyss. I also having a sneaking suspicion the Tower will be where the series’ “Tournament” phase will begin. Of course at this time, all of this is pure speculation, so we will have to wait and find out more about the tower’s true nature. Worth the food for the thought though!
I must commend the writers for making Revolver a clever villain. He isn’t the type of villain to open his mouth and boast about his evil plans, even when questioned about it. Instead he simply tells us to “wait and see”, but hints there will be a dramatic change to the landscape, and life as we know it. And although Ghost Girl was defeated, she was able to succeed passing on crucial information she has gathered to Playmaker so he can get out, and share it. I will say though it was kind of funny seeing how Revolver taunt Playmaker, yet never opened the gates for him to coming running in after him. It seems Revolver had no intention of duelling Playmaker at this time, and was focused on making sure the tower is properly activated.
Ironically, in the end, it’s Ai who ends up getting Yuusaku out of there. He has the ability to forcefully log them out to safety, which is a good thing considering Yuusaku was all riled up and was not thinking straight.
Overall the duel was fairly fun to watch despite the fact it was more or less predictable. I had a sneaking feeling Revolver was baiting Ghost Girl to attack him and pretend he didn’t have a trap card he could use it to his advantage. He took the hits so he could activate his skill, Storm Access and obtain an new ace monster. Needless to say, I am obsessed with Topologic Trisbaena’s design. Super sleek, mecha-like, sharp around the edges and badass, incredibly fitting for Revolver. I also found we saw another side to Revolver’s personality, a more obnoxious one considering he kept on insulting Ghost Girl, calling her a Third-Rate Treasure Hunter. I have a feeling we’re going to see more of this ugly side of him who likes to provoke his enemies when he and Playmaker face off again – this time, Revolver will be sure to poke at Yuusaku’s wounds, especially since he knows who he is now.
Next week, the preview is pretty vague and secretive for most part, but we know one thing for sure: The Tower of Hanoi is up, exploding and there’s a time limit of six hours. Good luck Playmaker!