「Ha det bra」
If there’s one thing you can count on it’s friendship winning the day. Or strategy, because that works too. Yes, it’s the perennial Railgun showdown episode this week, where blood is shown, powers are flaunted, and matters are concluded in the most ironic of fashions. Does it bring us one step closer to explaining the central issue of this arc? Eh, somewhat, but if the straight and narrow was that much fun we’d already be at our destination.
I think by now everyone knows any battle involving Railgun’s main protagonist cast isn’t going to lead to major surprises, and Saten’s/Frenda’s duel with Yumiya was case in point. While all these conflicts can be detailed and can be suspenseful, deep down you knew full well our newfound friends would get out of this mess fine. The only question was how, so lo and behold shut-in
loner assassin shenanigans. The Indexverse may be known for imaginative solutions to even more ridiculous displays of esper/magic abilities, but having the kill shot come from poor Yumiya’s inability to realize the popular idol life? Oh, now that’s cruel. Also utterly hilarious and perfect for the moment mind you, but hey, even Tohsaka Rin impersonators deserve a headpat or two every now and then. Even if Saten right now deserves them more.
As for the masterminds of the moment, well, I think some know where this is going. For those who may have forgotten Index III (honestly it’s really hard not to), SCHOOL leader Teitoku Kakine is the Level 5 whom Accelerator had his duel with during the first bit of that season. Pretty much a known factor, even if the use for those in-demand tweezers remains firmly up in the air. No denying what the mention of Kirigaoka Academy means though, because I’m sure a few might remember that as the school Dolly friend Mitori went to. What’s that, more Misaki and probable cloning shenanigans on the horizon? You can bet your biribiri that’s going to be the case; after all, we’re still waiting on the identity of the girl whose card Misaka came across, and Railgun has been heartily indulging in some Level 5 bonding these past couple of arcs.
Good to know we’ll be getting some answers on that front next week then wouldn’t you say? With the Dream Rankers arc quickly approaching its climax, it’s about time to find out just what we’re fighting over.