Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 400 – Counterattack
Well, no matter what happens from here on out, I think what’s guaranteed for sure is an intense fight between Jager and Tsuna. Maybe – and this is wishful thinking – the upcoming battle will showcase some kind of partnership between Hibari, Mukuro, and the Vongola Decimo.
Aside from Tsuna’s grand entrance, the most interesting thing in this chapter has to be that one moment Jager couldn’t short-warp. It wasn’t an accident, and I’m guessing it has a lot to do with Bermuda and the Eighth Flame. This is just a conjecture, but judging by how the Vindice members were acting last chapter, it’s possible that the Flame of Night actually draws power from others instead of the user. This would mean the supply of energy isn’t constant, and it’s highly likely Bermuda is acting as the power medium for Jager, which would explain why they seem to be in close proximity all the time. Another thing to keep in mind is the one known rule regarding the use of the Eighth Flame: one must have a physical body. I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a hard time believing how anyone with a physical body can leave their body parts behind so willingly.
Lastly, Hibari and Mukuro’s flame attributes can be quite helpful here and I do hope they aren’t relegated to the sidelines as convenient punching bags. Hibari can use the propagation ability of his Cloud Flame, and Mukuro can supplement that with the illusions cast by his Mist Flame to try and trap Jager – he may be able to short-warp, but there’s only so many places he can short-warp to. There’s also the fact he needs to know where he can stab people. Blocking Bermuda’s and Jager’s sights might have a good chance of preventing the warp.