Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 57
What the actual #!*$?
Okay raise of hands here, who actually believes what Bohman is saying?
Basically, he is claiming that the memories he has belongs to the real Yuusaku (which is why he identifies himself as the real one), whose consciousness has been somehow swapped with his Digital Data that was being backed-up..
I think it’s absolute bullshit, a psychological tactic to make Yuusaku waver by putting him in a distraught state of mind. This is because when we first met Bohman, he stole Jin’s consciousness after being told, should be succeed, the one running the show will return his and Haru’s memories. However the leader had no intention of doing so, and only said it to give him a purpose to fulfill the task and resets his memories. And this time, in anticipation for Yuusaku’s arrival to their hideout, they gave Bohman Yuusaku’s memories, and fed him a lie to provide him a drive to eliminate Yuusaku and rob him of his consciousness.
The only thing that I believe in this whole story, is the Back-Up Drives from the lost Incident. This would explain how and why the enemy is able to install memories. This also implies either a third party stole it, or it is someone involved with Sol Technology.
And the only way to prove that the memories Bohman currently has in his possession are real, if he has the ones that Yuusaku knows he is missing, and those are the ones prior to the Lost Incident. Another reason why I am skeptical of his claim is mainly because I believe it wasn’t Yuusaku’s consciousness that was switched, but the digital copy of himself was developed so thoroughly, that it is either convinced he is the real one, or had been fed a lie in order to give him the drive to take the real one down, and steal his consciousness. On top of that, if the Yuusaku we know was to be the digital copy all long, then the start of his memories should have had his “true self” see himself wearing the duel disk/VR Goggles, since that’s how the “switch” should have happened in the first place, just after or during a duel.…If that makes any sense.
However as crazy as it sounds, this doesn’t mean it is impossible: In fact, this could potentially explain why Yuusaku doesn’t remember anything prior to the event, when other victims, such as Spectre and Takeru have shown they do. It would be an insane plot-twist that would likely make it incredibly difficult for Yuusaku to recover from.
Now if we were to focus on the Enemy, well there’s a couple of major plot points that came up:
For starters, we now know the enemy’s true objective is not the Ignis, but the Lost Incident Victim’s Consciousness, and since they knew Yuusaku would come sooner than later in attempt to reclaim Jin’s consciousness, they made him the next target. As result, this also makes Takeru and Spectre potential targets as well.
Either way, this duel is going to be an undoubtedly an emotionally exhausting one for Yuusaku. This duel one where he cannot afford to lose. He needs to win in order to validate he is the real one, but man, even if he does so, this is whole thing is going to mess him up. If he were to lose, it will on on Ai or Takeru, or even Windy to save him.