Darling, What the Franxx #22 — Psychic Planet Robot Magic Lifeforce Bond

June 23rd, 2018


It's like Madlibs for people who thought Madlibs made too much sense.


Now that we've hastily written out any need for giant robots or monsters in this story, it's time to roll up our sleeves and really wallow in the melodrama. And I mean really wallow. We're talking physically handicapped girls. We're talking mentally handicapped girls. We're talking teen pregnancy complications. We're talking the planet is dying because when the space lizards that lived in the planet left, they took all the lifeforce left with them. We're talking Jesus-ette covered in wounds because she has a psychic bond to a robot on Mars. It's a damn good thing none of them has a dog, because you can bet your ass it would have contracted space rabies, forcing them to shoot it. Also, let me be clear here. A character is inflicted with stigmata because a robot piloted by aliens is fighting space pyramids on Mars. That's not one of my comical exagerations or a sarcastic mis-summary of events to amuse myself. I don't think I'm that creative, or smoke enough peyote to come up with that. You know how they found that out? Hiro spontanteously developed psychic powers, and was able to see the battle going on through 02's also spontaneously generated psychic link to the robot.

So bizarrely, it appears that this final quasi arc will not be an epilogue, but they've yet again decided to unring the bell, declare that the real-no-really-this-time final battle is happening on the planet next door, and this entire episode is spent declaring how literally everything in the world is causing them to suffer. Of course, all they can do is shout their helplessness for the entire episode. You know, until they find another gun that murders everything in a lightyear around them fueled by teenage angst. Maybe they should try farming with that instead.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Aarvark says:

    Honestly, this show turned out a lot better than I thought it was going to be given the first few episodes. They even managed not to kill off any of the main cast just for shits and giggles.

    I think they really should have either made this a harder kind of sci-fi show, or they should have simplified the plot and gone for more of a character-driven psychological thriller type of thing. Instead they split the difference and ended up with too much boring plot stuff, not enough sci-fi/mecha, and a slew of characters who are generally unlikable and who don’t really develop in interesting ways at all.

  • The Phantom says:

    Hopefully 90% of the cast dies next episode.

  • ark noir says:

    I miss the ‘love island’ segments of darling in the franxx. The mansion was a hotbed of debauchery.

    I wonder if the not-bydo empire will come back to attack humanity with the assimilated humans just like they did in r-type tactics one and two