「空っぽな私たち」 (Karappo na Watashitachi)
“Our Empty Selves”
As though one week was enough to temper already dramatic developments, Witch from Mercury certainly wasted little time in, once again, upping the stakes and setting up for the final confrontation of the season. It might be a tad obvious how things will end (at least for some characters), but the route we get to it is going to be one hell of an adventure.
With how last episode ended in Miorine pulling a dirty, big shock the follow up was Suletta coming to grips with the affair. Or rather fully embracing her own delusions. Considering how sheltered the girl has been until late it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she one: blames herself; and two: thinks deep down that going all in on happy-go-lucky school life will paper over the wounds and/or build her up enough to make Miorine pay attention to her once more. It’s all destined to end in failure of course (Miorine after all did what she did out of a misplaced desire to keep Suletta safe), but Suletta naturally doesn’t see that, even with the likes of a newly aware Chuchu trying to steer her in the right direction.
What makes this atmosphere particularly damaging too is the double whammy of Suletta’s true birth origin and the ascent of Eri-as-Aerial. Much as hypothesized by some earlier on, Suletta is technically a clone of what is now confirmed her older sister, a veritable tool through which Eri in her fledgling digitized state could pilot Aerial and have a degree of autonomy. Outside the irony of Suletta effectively being a variant of Elan and his “enhanced human” status, it also is particularly biting noting that both Prospera and Eri have the gall to treat abandoning Suletta once her purpose was fulfilled as a boon for the poor girl. Miorine doing so is one thing (considering her recent involvement with Suletta), but those two have known Suletta her entire life; tossing her away now is really is eye opening and shows just who is driving this whole affair. Yeah, I think you can guess who exactly will be dying at the end of this.
That then of course leads back to the politicking and the setup for the grand showdown on, surprise surprise, Earth itself. Besides Shaddiq doing his usual scheming (that’s still destined to fail), Miorine has basically activated all the flags by staking her claim to fame on being the negotiator of peace. With a fully activated Aerial at her side. To say this won’t end in disaster is putting it mildly, as it’s heavily unlikely whatever Shaddiq does to upset the proceedings won’t get Eri doing the dirty or cause Prospera to activate Quiet Zero early. Especially if said events put Eri herself at risk. Couple on the knowledge that the true powerbrokers are now zeroing in on Gundam developments and it’s fairly easy seeing how everything is set to quickly reach a boil, even if the exact trigger remains to be seen.
Whatever the issues with Witch from Mercury, it’s going to be interesting seeing this situation play out.
War crimes. This entire Gundam series is just war crimes on war crimes.
I preferred 00-Gundam a lot more than this story.
Dude every gundam show features war crimes in some shape or form.
I’m having trouble understanding your comment. Are you saying you prefer Gundam 00 because it has less war crimes? Because I think you should watch it again in that case. The entire premise is based on one.
I wonder whether these events might bring out the stoic Suletta during the teaser for this series. I really like the momentary hesitation of Prospera questioning Eri whether they should bring Suletta along to Earth shows is some way or form, Prospera does care in some limited capacity for Suletta.
It’s time for Suletta to grow and not be wimpy. Suletta had always leaned on Ariel when she needed help. If Suletta wants to continue to work with Ariel, she will need to fight her way back into the cockpit.
The GUND-arm IP was initially developed as a new-age medical tech then people used it as advanced weaponry. Not unlike Cryptocurrency which initially was supposed to replace paper currency and now people just use it as stored value. I feel like this is a common thing humans do, One man invents and the other man burns bridges with the invention.
Never underestimate humanity’s creative thinking when it comes to killing eachother.
Any technology that has any kind of military application is sure to be showered in funding.
Dude. The girl is ficking traumatise
Her bride and her “sister and even her own fuckng mum abandon her, leaving her an emotional wreck
.telling someone to ,”grow up” after that isn’t exactly easy
. Or do you lack fucking empathy?!