Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 97
OH MY F@#*!&@# GOD!!!!!!! LIGHTNING YOU SON OF BITCH! HOW DARE YOU HOLD JIN HOSTAGE LIKE THAT! LEAVE JIN ALONE! The poor kid can’t catch a break at all!
I am shaking right now, the scene was so well done, chillingly so. Oh and that evil laughter? Nailed it. As upset as I am about Jin’s current position right now, I am absolutely loving this move by Lightning. He doesn’t give a shit about fair play, or honour or anything of the sorts, he will do whatever it takes to accomplish his goals. It’s so him to play dirty, and to make Jin his hostage by connecting their data together as a life-line when Ryoken was about to finish him for once and for all is a freaking brilliant way prolong the fateful duel while changing the dynamic they have had so far. It’s going to be interesting to see how Ryoken is going to handle this. As the whistleblower, he was the one who saved the victims of the Lost Incident, and yet now he is put in the position where he must make a choice to sacrifice Jin for the greater good, or lose to keep him alive. Of course with neither options being acceptable, there is a third: Figure out a way to capture Lightning alive so they can work on releasing Jin as a hostage. But that option isn’t available at the moment, unless the Hanoi Knights have something else up their sleeves, or Kusanagi’s program can do just that.
I probably gushed about this too many times now, but this episode really cemented Lightning’s position as one if not the best villain Yu-Gi-Oh! has had in such a long time. He is so messed up, so evil, and deliciously so, he is what is making this arc an incredible one to watch. The more we learn about him, the more twisted and cruel he gets.
And my god, Windy! We should have seen it coming, they had been dropping clues for a while now, the biggest warning of that was how we saw Windy frequently altering Bohman’s personality as he developed him. Now that we know Windy was never evil from the start, but was corrupted by Lightning so that he could have an ally, now I feel awful for him. Even if they somehow correct Windy’s data and save him, his hands has already been stained by murdering his Origin. And I can’t imagine how the true Windy would feel to learn that. Would anyone have the have the heart to tell him the cruel truth?
But the most alarming part of this reveal is the fact Lightning had intended to pull the same stunt with Flame, by using Windy (who he had expected to lose) to corrupt another Ignis. Thinking back, it’s horrific to think that’s what happened to Windy. Flame was pretty damn close to succumbing to it, but thanks to his bond with Takeru, he was able to prevent himself from being overtaken by the curse… not that it matters much anymore. I just hope the fate of Aqua, Flame and Earth and even Windy won’t be the same as the last series. I hope there’s a way for them to be freed from Bohman and regain their respective freedom and individual forms.
Man what an incredible duel it has been so far. The twists and turns and the counters to the counters, it’s been exciting to watch! Now with the hostage situation, it’s impossible to tell just who will come out on top! However I am curious to see how Bohman will feel about Lightning playing dirty like this. Will it rub him the wrong way, and prompt him to actually do something about it (such as separating their data) or will he remain unfazed and wait until the the end.
Next week, I am very excited to see we’re will be getting Jin’s backstory and more about the Lost Incident as a whole. We see Dr. Kogami in the flashbacks as well, so I am itching to find out more about his mindset during the development process as well, something that we have yet to see!