Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 90
DAMNNNNNN Aoi was on fire today, and Bohman is impressed by her convictions. He’s certainly mad about what has become of Haru, but he isn’t necessarily blinded by revenge. In fact Bohman is playing pretty cool under fire right now. He even went as far to flex his power to show why Lightning has entrusted the Ignis future to him. In fact I am really enjoying the dynamic between the two, because we have Bohman who is confident and flexing his powers, and Aoi being the sassy girl we love, all while keeping herself grounded and expressing her resolve. My favourite part had to be the final bit of the episode, when she corrected Aqua, telling her “Not two ‘more’. ‘Only’ twice.” I loved it to bits because it was such a strong statement. Aoi’s a fighter, she’s not about to roll over and let him dictate the duel.
This episode also made me realize how much I have come to like Bohman’s character. He is an interesting A.I., he has what Lightning lacks, and he certainly a lot closer to the likes of Aqua, Flame and Ai, if not more Human than meets the eye. And we saw exactly that when Bohman agreed that if she beats him, he will provide her the cure to restore Miyu’s consciousness. It goes to show he is already deviating away from Lighnting’s vision (one which involves enslaving Humanity), but offering a chance to set a Human free. However, I am curious to see whether or not Lightning would try to interfere with that. I can’t imagine he would readily accept Bohman doing such a thing.
And with that thought in mind, it really got me thinking about how Bohman explained to Aoi that he is not Lightning’s puppet. Although Lightning is his creator, Bohman was made with the intention of uniting all the AI. However, does Bohman truly agree with waging in a war against Humanity? And if he decides that he disagrees with Lightning’s approach, would he really be able to go against him? This makes me wonder if Lightning really trust him enough to not have any way of keeping him in check should he choose a different path. Heck, it’s totally possible everything he has told Bohman could be bullshit to convince him otherwise. Lightning doesn’t strike me as the type who would readily accept Bohman shifting away from his own ambitions regardless of the purpose he had created him for, or even become his own enemy. Would Lightning really declare war on Humanity if he didn’t have a few cards up his sleeve?
In all, I am quite pleased to see how this match-up is turning out, especially since this is only the first half. It’s exciting and fun to watch. I think it really helped with Bohman introducing a new Hydradrive monster, since is refreshes his pattern a bit. Truth to be told, I didn’t think much about Aqua having her own unique Crystal Heart after she had given one to Earth, but I am happy to see it back, and have it contribute to Aoi switching up her strategy to use effect damage, enabling her to tap into her usual play-style. I also love how the design of Mariness Crystal Heart aligns with Aoi’s convictions. When I look at it, I can see how it can be used as symbolism, with Miyu as the Heart, and Aqua/Aoi as watery body around it.
But I must say, it was a pretty harsh moment when Aqua told Bohman that Lightning created him against their wishes. I was like, “DAMNNN AQUA, THAT’S COLD GIRL!”. It’s as he says, she is denying his existence. Of course she followed it up with telling him to cut ties with Lightning, don’t hear people and be free, but that really doesn’t soften the blow the slightest.
And lastly, SOL Technology is such a joke. First off, as soon as the mirror world was being revealed, if it was possible at the time (which I am assuming, probably was at the time given Akira was even able to log in), they should have told people to log out, not “Please wait while we investigate the cause of instability.” They are certainly in deep trouble now with players now acutely aware they cannot log out, all while Bohman is demonstrating his power of how LINK VRAINS entirety has become one with him.
Looking forward for next week! GO AOI GO!