Ze UNLIMITED #09 — Military Intelligence

March 4th, 2013

 

Tiny little domestic terrorists operating out of the back of trucks are more efficient than these guys.

Impressions:

I guess at least it was fairly action packed after the last two weeks of snooze fests. Of course, the writing remained simply awful in just about every way, so I’ll just rant about that instead since there wasn’t really anything particularly impressive about the action either. It is sort of going somewhere though. Nowhere having anything to do with the previous two episodes, the cliffhanger for two weeks ‘confrontation’ between Andy and Kyousuke lasted all of about 15 seconds, and their attempts to use Super Ultimate Kyousuke being defeated by a swarm of jets to show how serious things are is laughable at best. I’m also a little confused as to why this military was apparently willing and able to throw billions of dollars in fighter planes into this fight, but could only spring for about half a dozen short range anti-esper rifles. Every single Tom, Dick, and Harry in the first season seemed able to get their hands on anti-ESP devices designed for entire buildings. So when you go to attack one of the top esper terrorist cells in the world, you bring… a few small arms, don’t use them as the front line, and keep them set so low that a half dozen of them won’t even affect a child. I was waiting for the brightest soldier in the room to just walk over and knock her out instead. Sadly, int ops apparently had nothing to do with this mission.

So the whole thing ended up being about Yuugiri after all. Just as I was starting to wonder why the hell she was even in the show. Apparently it’s because they needed to be absolutely sure that the ‘bad guys’ were worse than the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and what better way than to pick on little girls? This was also the impetus for Andy to betray his own superiors and in a super ultimate twist of godawful writing, take a bullet straight to the magically protective eigth of an inch of pendant. Also amusing was that part of Andy becoming upset about calling her a monster was flashing back to the amusement park episode… you know, the one where they smuggled her into a crowd of people, she spontaneously lost control of her powers, and began psychically attacking everyone, including children, within a 40 yard radius with nightmarish visions of hell?

Preview:

Back to the past.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    Still better than anything else this season.

    Aroduc says:

    That bar is not set very high.

    At least it’s not as infuriating as last season. Just very unambitious.

  • CTT says:

    Looks like the squirrel is going to rat Andy out. Wonder what he’s going to say?
    “I would let you kill me, but there’s something I need to do first”
    “Kill me if you like, but you’re losing an ally” or Hyoubu could step in and say, “I beat him up. His director shot him. And then he saved my life. *drops sword* A life for a life. My debt is repaid.”

  • tondirr says:

    What I don’t understand is why Babel felt the need to choose a group of proven terrorists over a battlegroup’s worth of people that belongs to their supposed ally.