Overlord II Ep. 5: This is a serious post about a serious show

Very serious. But let’s back up a bit. This all started because Ainz refused to sit on this perfectly fine piece of furniture:

Demiurge had painstakingly fashioned it for him, too. I mean, who cares if those might be human skulls? Didn’t you just send in an undead army to massacre a bunch of lizardmen? And yet, you won’t rest your hands on a few human skulls? Someone’s being a prima donna. Instead, he’s going to “punish” Shalltear by sitting on her. He’s also punishing himself, y’see… cause it’s just so embarrassing to treat a cute girl like furniture. He just can’t stand it.

It looks like the only person he’s really punishing here is Albedo, and she’s been nothing but loyal to him. The nerve of this MMO villain!

He then punishes us viewers by making us watch lizard porn. I tune in every week, and this is what I get? Some ugly lizards bumping uglies?

What about the children? Won’t somebody think about the children?

Anyways, it’s time for the lizardmen to foolishly kill themselves. Cocytus is nice, though.

He lets them know ahead of time that they won’t die so long as they don’t pass between those icy pillars.

Naturally, the chieftains tell their men not to throw their lives away. After all, there’s no shame in running away to live another day! Hear, hear! At the same time, however, they won’t back down, because you wouldn’t respect a chieftain who didn’t fight… wait a minute…. Honestly, I’d respect a leader more if they didn’t go into an unwinnable battle, but whatever. You do you, lizzy buddies.

Anyways, this is like watching children go up against a UFC champion. The first wave of lizardmen are instantly frozen to death.

Boney boy gets cleaved in half.

Then slingshot boy is pierced with icicles.

The boy with iron skin loses an arm…

…but it is quickly regrown with a healing spell. Man, that’s dope-…

…he then quickly loses his head. I don’t imagine the lizardmen have a spell for that.

Only Zaryusu and his brother remain. Big bro proceeds to sacrifice himself to serve as a distraction.

And this allows our lizard hero to get in close enough to land a strike against… a barrier. It’s futile, guys. It’s absolutely futile. In the end, nobody who dares to attack Cocytus is left standing… as we all expected.

Fought admirably? He didn’t even break a sweat. Cocytus then begs for the lizardmen’s live. Since Zaryusu and his brother faced death so “admirably,” why not revive them! They must have great potential for warriors, Cocytus reasons. Why? Are they Saiyans or something?

So Ainz calls Crusch in and makes the albino lizard a deal. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch your back. What do you say, Crusch Lulu…?

Hah, someone’s thinks she’s hot stuff.

Nevertheless, Ainz’s harem is displeased.

Every guy stuck in an MMO world seemingly has a harem. It’s like a requirement or some shit. Ainz doesn’t want that lizard ass, though. Even harem leads will have their limits. Hell, he can’t even stomach sitting in a bony throne. So much for an Overlord. Nah, all he really wants is to scare Crusch. He’ll revive her lover, but if she ever, ever betrays him, then Zaryusu will bite the dust again. Ho hum.

And in the end, the two nasty lizards are reunited. For some reason, Zaryusu now has a lisp, but rest will supposedly take care of that. The lizard hero then begs for his brother and best friend’s life as well, but I mean… what about all those other lizardmen who died? You’re all ugly bastards, but if you’re going to save a few, why not save them all? It’s not like raising the dead is hard for Ainz. Ah whatever…

…all that matters is that Rororo is perfectly okay. With that, we can now finally put this lizard chapter to rest. What did we learn? I have no clue. You knew nobody could challenge Cocytus, and you knew they wouldn’t just let the important lizardmen stay dead. So this all just felt kinda like a foregone conclusion. Did you enjoy watching the lizardmen get owned? ‘Cause personally, I’m not a big fan of bullying.

You’re damn right.

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14 Replies to “Overlord II Ep. 5: This is a serious post about a serious show”

  1. “Naturally, the chieftains tell their men not to throw their lives away. After all, there’s no shame in running away to live another day! Hear, hear! At the same time, however, they won’t back down, because you wouldn’t respect a chieftain who didn’t fight… wait a minute…. Honestly, I’d respect a leader more if they didn’t go into an unwinnable battle, but whatever. You do you, lizzy buddies.”

    Remember last episode? The chief Shasuryu Shasha was about to beg and surrender, but Ainz simply wouldn’t let him or the rest of of the lizardmen to just surrender. Ainz basically ordered (in absolutely threatening manner) the representatives of Lizardmen to have a one last fight against Cocytus. So, the chieftains are fighting in this episode simply because they have to do it or (from their POV) their people will suffer Ainz’ wrath. See? They’re quite noble and not stupid.

      1. During the chief meeting, they initially wanted a large group of fighters to fight Cocytus but Zaryusu proposed for fewer fighters to not cause unnecessary casualties. And yes, from the lizardmen’s POV, they felt the need to send their best fighters so that Ainz won’t be offended and obliterate their people after witnessing his display of power. And most of the chieftains just happen to be some of the best fighters around (minus Lulu). What the chieftains did is basically taking one for the team.

          1. They left Lulu to command their united tribe after their deaths, remember? Also, the tribe will ultimately be lead by Nazarick anyway.

              1. Eh, I’m throwing something very logical, especially when it comes to traditional tribes and how they think. In fact, let me remind you that, last episode, Shasuryu & Zarusyu agreed that sending Shasuryu alone (the chief of the united tribe) to just talk to Ainz will be offending him and the company of Zarusyu’s (who is considered the best fighter of the tribe) is needed. And that’s just for talking to Ainz & co. I imagine fighting is a bigger deal and needed more participants from the lizardmen’s POV to honor both sides.

                  1. Yes, so? If you’re not convinced, that’s fine and dandy. I’m just presenting my argument here for people to read and decide on themselves (including you). Whatever they take from my argument is out of my control.

  2. It felt like this arc only exists to have a moe lizard girl, which they still kinda messed up in the adaptation because she’s way cuter in the manga.

  3. “I’m saying it’s unnecessary to say you’re being logical.”

    Is it? Knowing the internet, one or two stresses won’t hurt.

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