「Knight & Dragon」
Turns out Horatio is no mere egotistical enthusiast. He has the mind to match Ernesti’s genius, coming up with an effective way to neutralise the Ikaruga. I can’t say I’m a fan of the mad scientist, but credit should be given where it is due, and I was surprised that people readily dismissed him last week.
Following on from the tactical retreat, I have to agree with Ernesti’s pessimistic assessment of the situation. When you consider that Horatio upgraded the Ether Supplier even further into a Blood Grail prototype, it’s doubtful whether the Ikaruga can prove a match when it comes to the kamehameha battle. Gustavo even receives command of a Royal Silhouette Knight, further decreasing Kuschpercha’s prospects in the upcoming battle. If he could hold his own against Dietrich with a tacky Silhouette Knight model modified to have a couple of extra swords, lord knows what he could be capable of now.
That said, it seems like Kuschpercha and the Silver Phoenix Order have an ace hidden up their sleeves. Eleonara’s plan seems foolhardy and reckless to me, but as this series has proven time and again, genius requires a bit of madness too. Everything seems to rest on Dietrich’s covert mission, and though I have no clue how that could be tied to defeating the Vyvern, I know that we’ll have an exciting finale on our hands! For the sake of ensuring that Silhouette Knights will never become redundant, going against a developmental trend favouring battleships and cannons, will Eru succeed in blasting down the Vyvern?