Rage of Bahamut #11 — Things Exploding

December 22nd, 2014

  

I think the episode would have been 5 minutes shorter without all the shots of eruptions.

Impressions:

I remain confused by the first third. Pick one, Bahamut’s awakening because of… reasons, or you need the keys to wake him up. Trying to make a big deal out of both doesn’t work. The angels certainly weren’t helping their case any with the plan of “sit here until I’m no-quarter killed.” That’s a much better plan than taking a short break to directly confront the threat. The most they could muster was one of them half-assedly firing a shot backward before turning back to the dual plans of “hope Jeanne goes away” and “yell about how Jeanne’s evil and not going away.” Some random demon could’ve just showed up and killed a bunch… and one nearly did. Oh, and that’s literally all evil Jeanne did. She killed a few of them, and then one sacrificed himself to give her magic medicine to turn good again and then told her that willingly giving into evil and murdering a bunch of people wasn’t her fault. I question the moral of this story. And the point of its inclusion.

I think my favorite moment of awful writing this week though had to be ol Azzie, although the gods popping down just to stare impotently for about five minutes takes a close second. He leaves in a fit, then not fifteen seconds later comes right back to save Elvis and be his buddy from now on. The old anime standby of “scream at someone being mind controlled” was in full force too… which sums up almost the entirety of Evil Favarro’s part of the episode. At least Elvis eventually put a bolt in his chest after both yelling and the obligatory recap of their past, in case you’ve somehow forgotten the thing he harps on every episode.

Oh, and not-dad is a traitor and nihilist too or something. I’m not even sure why he pushed Elvis off a cliff. Probably just to make sure everyone knows he’s not only evil, but a dick. He’s going to make a very unsatisfying last boss at any rate now that everyone else is either tied up with the peanut gallery or a giant dragon.

 

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Yue says:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    Aroduc says:

    Get a real time zone, you hobo.

  • Germanguy says:

    as i said, it run to smoothly for her. Someone in the Shadows was helping her. Looks like my Atomic Bomb to Heal the World is not that far away.

  • Sanjuro says:

    Merry Christmas Aroduc the Bringer of Lolis, and all you other commenters. Even you crazy ones.

    Yue says:

    Merry Christmas to you! And hail to the Bringer of Lolis!

  • The Phantom says:

    Why don’t you gather some Christmas anime pics and make a post about it?

    Yue says:

    Actually, I’m hoping for the same thing. I’m waiting for Aroduc’s picks for F/SN and Cross Ange Christmas-themed anime photos even if they are not wallpaper-size. ^^;

    Aroduc says:

    Because I spent the evening translating exe strings.

    Which I meant to do about three weeks ago.

    I really need to get my ass working the rest of this week and next.

  • algorithm says:

    Aren’t Martinet and Lavalley hinted to be the same thing?