Guilty Crown #14 — “Go On, Do Her”

January 26th, 2012

 

You’re not being very subtle, Guilty Crown.

Impressions:

So we find ourselves here… a week after simultaneously introducing rocket legs and a completely impregnable 30 foot high wall. And now, for some reason, the teenagers are in charge within the quarantined zone. Think about that for a moment. There was nobody in his quarantine area except an entire school… and some terrorists. I’m also still trying to figure out what the plan with Darryl was since he’s somehow been extracted from the area. But that’s all just leftover stuff from last week that retroactively makes absolutely no sense.

Moving on to this week, well… there’s a reason I rambled aimlessly for a paragraph and it’s because this was perhaps the least eventful episode for the show to date. The only even notable thing in the entire first half was everybody realizing that Shu hadn’t taken Tsugumi’s void virginity yet, so they held her down and forced him to (gleefully) do it while she screamed and struggled. Rape metaphor? What rape metaphor? It also continued the pattern of being completely overpowered and inane by being able to create clones of people. And I was so convinced that Shu, Ayase, and Tsugumi were shot to death too. I look forward to them forgetting to use it in the near future. Although actually, given the writing thus far, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if Shu’s plan to escape was to walk up to the wall and then be confused when he discovers it’s made out of rock. They also apparently forgot that they rewrote Shu’s power because the punk collapsed when Shu used his boomerang void.

Then they all voted Shu their leader. Yeah, that’ll work out well.

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anise_Punter says:

    Trying to conceive exactly how Tsugumi’s void powers fits in with everything we know about voids up to this point or really make any sense whatsoever and took away from an episode where Shuu finally stopped being unentertaining dreck.

    Anyone want to take a stab at this?

    • Pronas says:

      plot device. the writers clearly dont give a fuck about character’s personalities right now and voids are just plot devices.

    • ToshiroNoRonin says:

      I think the point they were trying to make (rather poorly, unfortunately) was that Tsugumi grew up lonely and either wanted friends or wished she was someone else. As such, her power is the ability to create false people – imaginary friends so to speak.

  • Nan says:

    I have to hand it to them, I really can’t tell where the plot flow is going when it spontaneously changes patterns every 20 minutes. So, wild theory: at the end, it’ll turn out that Shu has been in a coma staring at a snowglobe the entire time. “Ayase…” as the snowglobe falls. CUT TO BLACK ROLL CREDITS.

  • Kefit says:

    Arbitrary void power levelz is just what this show needed to continue it’s wild descent into being the next Basquash. I particularly like how their chart at the end of the episode doesn’t make any sense at all and is something that was featured in OP1. You know, the OP that isn’t playing anymore.

  • Burnout says:

    To be fair: People only stay conscious if Shu’s touching them, when he draws out their Void. If he’s not holding on, they still collapse.

  • The Phantom says:

    Other than pink haired girl genocide tendencies, there was nothing here, this has so many plot holes, that the story looks like a joke.

  • Haba says:

    Well, they could go all lord of flies with the show. Void ranking determining persons worth and whatnot.

    Of course that will last for one episode before they realize their mistake. And then we will have a bathhouse episode or something and everyone will be friends again.