「才人工房 (クローンドリー)」 (Kuroon Dorii)
Well you wanted answers so Railgun is here to deliver. From clones to Sisters to Misaki backstory and even the vaunted (if never realized) Level 6 all is coming out in the open now—and we haven’t even hit the midpoint yet! Sure for all the shock and awe (emphasis on the shock mind you) we’re still kind of sparse of any actual details, but never fear, it only gets better from here.
Considering the strength and, erm, unique personality of Misaki it’s probably unsurprising the girl has an interesting backstory, but I imagine few would’ve guessed research test subject. It’s definitely befitting of science-side Indexverse though, as every Level 5 in some capacity or another winds up intimately involved with Academy City’s mad scientist class—and usually not in a good way. Misaki is no different; farmed for her ability, harvested for brain matter, and guaranteed left for dead if one researcher hadn’t forgotten her PPE at just the right time (oh the irony of that moment right now). You certainly have to feel for the girl considering those circumstances, although I’d wager more will be interested in Dolly because, let’s admit it, she is undoubtably related to Misaka given that similar appearance. If you wanted to know what makes Misaki interested in the Sisters, need look no further than our new innocent victim.
Of course such matters might temporarily fall by the wayside considering Misaka just went Super Saiyan courtesy of Gensei. While the jury is out on if this will finally be the famed appearance of a Level 6 (because God knows there’s been plenty of attempts thus far), you got to admit this form looks pretty damn awesome, and comes with the added irony of doing so synergistically off the back of a network Accelerator was meant to slaughter to achieve a similar end. Also something something Misaka losing her mind and going berserk because excessive power consumption; gotta bring everyone else including the Fist of Justice together for the grand showdown somehow after all!
It’s going to be one hell of a wait for next week’s episode, but I think the results will more than make up for that annoying delay.