“Joining the Battle”
Know what’s better than one Fist of Justice? Two Fists of Justice. Is the second actually a Fist of Justice? No damn idea, but I’m not going to ask unnecessary questions when the fireworks are this good. That’s right, it’s Friday night fight time for Railgun, and with every nun’s favourite chew toy front and centre you know the results will prove amazing.
As expected after the cliffhanger of last week, no Misaka is not actually Level 6, but powering up to that point. Obviously second science-side Indexverse is not going to let that enigmatic level-up out of the bag so easy, but at least it’s nice seeing some sort of measure for it—even if only a 2% one (so far). Personally I don’t expect Misaka to break the mystical barrier through this little scheme (got to keep those mad scientists employed somehow), but hey, you never know. With Mitori on a direct line to the biribiri whispering sweet nothings into her ear, expect some more chaos before all is said and done.
For all the fun of Misaka fighting though, the interesting bit will be with Misaki and Gensei. There’s still a good deal of information to reveal surrounding Dolly and Misaki’s running vendetta, and that’s before touching on Gensei’s shrewd use of both Level Upper and Exterior. For all that our little blondie is likely to mentally browbeat her way to victory in this showdown, I really suspect a call for assistance and some humility are in store for the girl. You wouldn’t have Kuroko for one joining the picture if things weren’t setting up for a group finish after all. Plus it’s not like Misaki doesn’t deserve some thrashing; she may have honest intentions and a tragic backstory, but the manner of delivery is often as important as the actions delivered.
All we have to see is if the results of that duel can match up to the Misaka show.