Don’t you love it when a story comes together? Because KnA is proving it knows how both to tie up loose ends as well as introduce them by the truck full. While this week’s info dump was arguably provided in full a few episodes back with Charce’s first kick at the backstory can, it’s nice seeing guesswork pay off and further development come from it. Now all that remains is the one backstory ruling them all.
As largely guessed from the start, Aries is indeed a clone, and one of yet another famous individual. The intriguing part (and the ironic one to boot) is that she’s technically Charce’s daughter by genetics, which I’m sure no one likely saw coming. Father daughter cloning shenanigans? Truly entering new territory with this one. Aries’ true history though certainly acquires a little more sadness than the rest just due to the nature of her life growing up. Brooder-cum-adopted mother who loved her dearly; snuck out before legislation demanded her liquidation; relatively normal and happy life; Aries had it all in comparison to the rest of the kids, and is the one who could benefit the most from their current situation. Being the sole (cloned) heir to a throne is not something which can be ignored easily, and is something Aries will have to confront and deal with eventually. The girl has a major decision awaiting her in the future, even if she cannot fully realize it yet.
As for Charce there’s arguably even less surprises at hand now that the truth is out. While the guy’s rigid devotion to the king is slightly disconcerting, it’s frankly not unbelievable considering how many religious and ideological fanatics our modern world keeps churning out by the day. Charce was raised from birth with the expectation of dying for a cause, and in that life with its limited paths for exploration (he may have received an education, but guaranteed certain things were still restricted for him) there would be little reason for him to suddenly choose liberty and the pursuit of personal happiness. It’s why he was determined to kill himself even after discovering Aries for example; his whole purpose was to provide a body, if the body was no longer required then he similarly had no reason to exist. Quite insidious and determined brainwashing all things considered, but not entirely unrealistic. The bigger issues at hand (heh) with this reveal is why Seira was assassinated in the first place (and why Aries was similarly tracked down and set up) and how much history Charce actually knows (because that Earth name drop by the king to him was not coincidental), but I imagine we’ll get to these tidbits next. After all there’s only one more stop on this space adventure, and it’s the one set to blow everything wide open.
Best strap in and get the popcorn ready boys and girls, because this season finale is going to be a little crazy.