I haven’t posted much, because work leaves me pretty tired. Plus, it seems like I’m coming down with a cold. But I’m here, I’m here. Let’s resume action at Moe Sucks by watching Inaho win this war between worlds all by himself.
— Inaho questions whether or not he should go into battle. After all, the Deucalion is only afloat these days thanks to him. Well, according to this anime, every battle we’ve ever seen is single-handedly won by our precious Gary Stu, so this war would probably be over by now if it weren’t for him.
— By the way, he and Darzana are playing chess without even looking at the board. Not until someone gets a check on the other person’s king, that is. Can you guess who wins?
— Did Inaho win all by himself or with the help of his trusty new eye? 70/30, apparently. In his own words, he’s multi-threading his tasks. Our protagonist is a trusty, little dual core computer. It makes him much more appealing if you think of him that way.
— More talk about how Inaho got his Aldnoah-activating abilities. He’s just the chosen one, I guess. After all, she’s kissed Slaine before and the latter can’t activate anything.
— Speaking of Slaine, he continues to face discrimination from the other Orbital Knights. I guess I’m supposed to be reminded that he’s a third-class citizen, and that I should feel sorry for the creepy bastard. But nah, I don’t find discrimination in anime to be the least bit convincing.
— In any case, Saazbaum goes so far as to adopt Slaine in order to protect him from his peers’ abuse. I guess he’s not a creepy bastard anymore; he’s just creepy.
— Says the guy who wets himself nightly thinking about that one time the princess had to “kiss” him in order to save his life.
— Hey, let’s check up on Lemrina and Eddy, because they’re in this story, and everyone should get the spotlight if only for a few seconds! Huh? Koichiro and Yuki who? I’ve never heard of those people! Plus, all this talk about how Earthlings are not loyal and shit, just look at Eddy. But I’ve never liked her character. Racists usually don’t change. They just get hopefully replaced by less racist descendents.
— As for Asseylum, she’s still doing good. I just like how this cour basically told her, Inaho’s sister, and the PTSD dude to take a fucking hike.
— Back on the Deucalion, even Calm gets some facetime, but it’s only to compare Inaho to the mighty Odin.
— Inaho apparently doesn’t eat much these days, because he only survived the giant asspull thanks to the lack of food contaminating his wounds. Uh-huh. Sure.
— And just to round things out, Rayet also faces some rather mild discrimination, but she just goes along with it. She still hates Martians, after all. After a cour and three episodes, her character hasn’t developed much at all. Nobody’s character has developed much outside of Inaho being, uh, very slightly friendlier and… Slaine pulling out all the stops to be all Machiavellian and shit. You’ll see what I mean.
— So the two sides are at it again. This time, our heroes enter the fray with these “umbrellas” to hopefully shield them from enemy fire, debris, and whatnot. Naturally, Inaho is so badass, he sorties without one. He also takes out a bunch of faceless Martians, too — space wind and all.
— Gasp!!!! Someone else gets to do something! Rayet saves one of the assholes from earlier! Wow!
— But the focus quickly switches back to Inaho and Slaine, and these two are having a scintillating dogfight. One guy monotones about his opponent, and the other guy returns the favor. Woo. I can feel my heart pumping from all this excitement. Plus, they can both predict the future with ridiculous accuracy, so it isn’t even a kickass battle where both sides sustain significant injuries or whatever.
— Eventually, the Gary Stu manages to barely tickle Slaine, but this is enough for his precious father to step in. Apparently, Saazbaum has some unfinished business to settle with Inaho. For a show that has been about slick action, however, these one just doesn’t live up to the billing.
— Even though Saazbaum had relocated the gap in his defenses for this very fight, Inaho manages to disable his shields with Inko’s help. Slaine knew that his opponent would manage this too, so he allowed his father to wander into a trap that he had personally laid out for the protagonist. Sure, he wanted to take out Asseylum’s lover once and for all, but hey, getting revenge on her shooter is just as swell, I guess.
— You’d think the count would curse Slaine for backstabbing him after the guy had adopted him and everything, Saazbaum goes down impressed. Uh, it’s good to be happy before bite the dust, I suppose.
— Slaine returns to the base, gives some crappy speech about how the Orbital Knights must stop their in-fighting in order to unite against Earth, blah blah blah. I mean, if they weren’t united enough when they thought Asseylum was dead in the previous cour, I don’t know why Saazbaum’s death would change much.
— Look at Slaine try to be all cool by slinging his count’s jacket over his shoulder. But yeah, he pretty much inherits Saazbaum’s position. He literally became the guy’s heir just a few hours ago. If you want to be generous, Saazbaum did say that he had made this decision a while ago. Even then, however, it’s funny how there’s no contest. Let’s just give this Earthling shitter everything that belonged to a “pure-blooded” Martian. But the story’s stupid, because it’s not like Vers had existed for a long time anyway, so the idea of a “pure-blooded Martian” is just asinine. They’re all just one or two generations removed from being Earthlings anyway.
— Well, now that Slaine has gone all Machiavellian and shit, he deserves a fitting end. I bet he goes down because Asseylum will always be number one in his eyes, and Lemrina will eventually resent him enough to kill him for it. I mean, just look at her.
Never stick your dick in crazy. Or stick a crazy dick inside you. Either way, it’s not going to turn out well.