I’ve always imagined Alicia going of her own free will to Altair. The look on her face during the flashbacks always gave me that feeling so it’s kind of sad to see Amata scream while staring at his mom. It’s like watching a hurt puppy. What I was thinking probably didn’t happen though and she had to leave unwillingly, leaving her son without a parent.
Izumo spilled the beans about Altair’s condition about Iguras dying out. The second part about the strongest ones turning into men though was kind of funny. I just keep imagining about all the women that turned into men on Altair and how much of a shock it must have been to their families (especially ones with husbands). Unfortunately Izumo didn’t get to tell us everything since we didn’t get to hear what happened to Amata’s father.
The revelation about even the stronger Iguras turning into men has some implications. First off, it means that my former favorite character, Zessica, is not the true Eve. My current favorite character, Mix(y?) has already been shut out of the role since she turned into a man. Yunoha was kind of a long shot anyway. That only leaves Mikono (which is a shame). I was hoping they would break the mold and go with someone not so readily obvious.
Fudo had some stuff of his own which he revealed to Mikono. He has been alive for 24,000 years. I hope we get an explanation for how that happened. I wasn’t really buying into all that metaphorical mumbo-jumbo about being there the whole time. Fudo never makes much sense anyway. He’s a riddle within a conundrum wrapped inside an enigma. He might be an insightful genius but he still sounds like a nut.
I really like how they used Andy’s element in combat. It was pretty creative the way he was using it. It almost reminded me of the X-Men. I was amazed at how Andy was shot at point blank range yet was unhurt. Are they loading BBs into those guns? The mini black hole arrow was a little ridiculous. Mixy’s filling power was also slightly ridiculous. The power and range seemed to have been upgraded. It’s unfortunate that she wasn’t taken back with them as they escaped Altair.
If I remember correctly, there were people in the comments calling out death flags everywhere for Shrade. It seems as if you guys were right. He doesn’t look like he is going to make it out alive. I guess the best news about this episode is that the preview showed Yunoha and Zessica as normal. It seems that you might not turn into a man if you get off Altair before it happens.