Overlay booster probably had a convoluted effect that prevented it from being used on an enemy with a higher rank or other limiter.
Shark being a Barian was like Rei turning out to be Vector. People could see it from a mile away, but the actual thing was still cool.
The death scene was good imo. I didn't care too much for either of the Kite or Mizar but the death was a touching scene. Yuma crying was expected and a bit overdone at this point but seeing Mizar cry too was a nice touch. Now onto Vector VS Nasch. I'm interested to see this one. It wasn't really built up as long as most other things due to how recently their true connection was revealed but imo this will be the most satisfying duel of the arc so far.
I like how Vector will be using C102 and C103 along with his neglected C104. It will be good to see Vector's funny evil attitude and Nasch's hateful reaction towards him and I am interested to see how Vector summoning 65 and C65 will effect him considering the connection it has to him.
I am curious about how Vector vs. Nasch will go. I have a feeling that Vector will win so that he can absorb another Barian, which will lead into Don Thousand absorbing Vector for fully resurrect himself, but I'd prefer Nasch winning since that would be a more unexpected twist.
Tbh I'm expecting Nasch to win considering how the entire arc seems to be pointing to Nasch and Yuma having that one last climactic duel. Personally I think it would be a shock if Yuma and Astral defeat Don Thousand before having to have the final climactic duel with Nasch.
Topic question: Who do you think is the strongest of the Seven Barian Emperors?
I've been meaning to comment on the last couple of episodes earlier, but I've been a bit busy. I did enjoy Nasch vs. Vector. The first half dragged on a bit and the duel had a weak start, but it did end with a good cliffhanger. Learning about Vector's true past was pretty good and apparently the Rei personality is what he used to be basically. I was worried that they were going to redeem him and they did set it up pretty well for that to happen, but they kept Vector as a hilarious troll instead and I honestly think that makes much more sense than redeeming him. Even with Don Thousand manipulating him arguably more than all of the other Barians, it would seem like a weak way to downplay all of the terrible things he has done in both of his lives. Plus, I think his self before Don Thousand manipulated him is pretty much dead at this point and this is the true Vector now. Vector's acting was pretty convincing, much more so than when he was Rei in my opinion.
The duel was better in its second half, although getting Chaos Number 5 without its normal Number was weird and I don't know where Nasch's Quick Play Spell came from, but it was more engaging and seeing Nasch win was great. I was worried that Vector would win somehow, but it makes much more sense for Nasch to win, especially if Don Thousand does end up absorbing him. I don't quite like Yuma referring to Vector as Shingetsu during the preview since I think he's being way too forgiving of Vector, even with his true memories in mind. Then again, Yuma forgives everything pretty easily. I do hope that when Vector goes down, he goes down like the hammy troll that he is instead of trying to redeem him at the last minute.
I've been really interested with what's going on on Zexal, the last few episodes have been really keeping wanting me for them to not stop because of all the cool stuff that's happening in them. I loved the action and revelations in the duel, and I'm not surprised Vector was the complete opposite to what he is now. I went to read translations about his past and I honestly laughed at how past Vector isn't in the slightest like the present Vector. The acting of him pretending to be innocent was more convincing, although with how it was built-up and how he changed too much instantly is was sort of a dead give away he was lying. Besides, I don't think the present Vector would care that he was a nice person in the past. I don't think past Vector's personality was like Rei's, he was just a nice prince that wanted peace instead of war, he even sounded a lot more calm and mature although past Vector could just be a few years older and naturally be more mature than Rei. I'd have liked to see more of his personality actually.
I'm actually not sure if Yuma was being forgiving by calling Vector Shingetsu, it just could be how he calls him when he's in human form. Maybe after it has been so long and how worse stuff has happened than what Vector did, he might not care that much any more. I still doubt there's any chance that Vector can be redeemed too, he's had his chance, and if the ending theme means anything with him not being with the other Barians in their human form along with everyone else then he's likely just going to be permanently killed through Don Thousands power. I doubt Yuma would even revive him if he could too.
Speaking of Rei, it turns out that in the WDC 3DS game him and Vector no connection, and I think they talked to each other alone like as if they first met. It's strange although the game is set on a alternate universe so the producers for it probably had more freedom.
He hasn't called Vector Shingetsu since he revealed his plan, so it does give the impression that he forgives him, or at least doesn't hold it against him. There was a translation of the preview where Yuma tells Vector, referring to him as Shingetsu, that they could start over together, which would basically be another attempt to appeal to Vector before he dies out of the friendship he did feel for him as Rei. It's probably more like Yuma doesn't hold any grudges and feeling bad for Vector after seeing who he used to be rather than not caring about what he did anymore, even though his grudge would be pretty justified at this point. Vector has continued to harm his friends with no remorse and what he did to him and Astral was pretty bad, even though Yuma falling for the trick in the first place places at least some blame on him too. They did have a chance to redeem him here and didn't do it. Vector smiling with the other characters during the ending theme would be out of place, but that might be an indicator that he dies along with Don Thousand considering that pretty much every other character in the series is present there.Originally Posted by HumanDawn
I have heard about that, along with some of the other storylines for various characters. It sounds pretty interesting. It would be cool if the game had a release outside of Japan at some point this year.Originally Posted by HumanDawn
Ohhhhh yeah you're right I think he called him Vector back in that temple were Vector got his legendary numbers card. I haven't read the preview's translation but that's really lame that he's still trying. I can see a sad send off for Vector, but one along the lines of him being horrible and that's how he ended up living his life. If they try any more than that I expect his past personality to actually come back and say how it was unfortunate that he's been such a big shit as a Barian.He hasn't called Vector Shingetsu since he revealed his plan, so it does give the impression that he forgives him, or at least doesn't hold it against him. There was a translation of the preview where Yuma tells Vector, referring to him as Shingetsu, that they could start over together, which would basically be another attempt to appeal to Vector before he dies out of the friendship he did feel for him as Rei.
Yeah, I guess after Yuma understands what Vector has really been through he could be accepting of him, but it depends on if Yuma views Vector lying again as a cause of being manipulated enough to make Vector do it of his own will without knowing any better. I don't think it would be too out of place, they could just put his Rei self their to mash with the group. It would be strange but not that out of place.It's probably more like Yuma doesn't hold any grudges and feeling bad for Vector after seeing who he used to be rather than not caring about what he did anymore, even though his grudge would be pretty justified at this point. Vector has continued to harm his friends with no remorse and what he did to him and Astral was pretty bad, even though Yuma falling for the trick in the first place places at least some blame on him too. They did have a chance to redeem him here and didn't do it. Vector smiling with the other characters during the ending theme would be out of place, but that might be an indicator that he dies along with Don Thousand considering that pretty much every other character in the series is present there.
That would be a lot translation work for all the cards and 40 storylines, but I could see them trying to give it a western release since a Duel simulator would be unique for the 3DS. I'd like to know how well it did sales wise but I can't seem to find how much it sold.I have heard about that, along with some of the other storylines for various characters. It sounds pretty interesting. It would be cool if the game had a release outside of Japan at some point this year.
#spoilers for the last episode of zexal #although maybe not really
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It seems Vector had a bit of redemption in the end. Whatever I guess I don't like it but at least it was brief. But if they ever revive him I hope they revive him without all the evil Vector memories he had.
lol at Mizar getting NTK. Don Thousand is a cheater to the highest degree like expected and I totally called Nasch being the final Baian Yuma faced right from when the arc began.
I thought that this week's episode was okay. I'm not too happy with the decision to give Vector a sad sendoff. It looked more like they were showing that he still had a bit of humanity left in him rather than redeeming him completely, but either way, I would have preferred Vector going down as his trollish self. Even though past Vector was more kind and gentle and troll Vector was the result of Don Thousand's influence, Vector fooling everyone in the previous episode showed that that Vector was long gone and for all we know, troll Vector was the real deal at this point. I'm not too surprised that they went that route since this is a Yu-Gi-Oh! series and friendship is magic that fixes pretty much everything, but it was kind of disappointing. If they do revive him with all of the other characters, then I wouldn't be too surprised if they do wipe out his memories so that he can start fresh as Rei. I think that they were hinting to that with some of Yuma's lines here.
I couldn't really find myself to care about Misael's death. He was basically the Aporia to Don Thousand's Z-ONE in terms of being a sacrificial lamb to show the protagonists how powerful the final boss is. Plus, he's one of the least interesting Barians, along with Girag and Durbe. I'm almost tempted to put Merag under that list too, but she was more wasted potential than boring. Alit at least had personality that could make him fun to watch, Vector was an entertaining villain and Nasch has his whole conflict about being a Barian, despite thinking he was human for so long. The only thing Misael really had going for him was his rivalry with Kaito and that was pretty weak. The whole believing in others was pretty underwhelming due to how boring he was.
I did like Don Thousand's design and voice. He was ridiculously overpowered though. From what I've understood, there's at least some reasoning for it besides being the overpowered final boss. The Earth and Barian World are merged and since the Numeron Code is on Earth somewhere, he can use its powers, or something like that. He's also basically the god of the Barian World. The effect is still broken as heck, but there's at least some more reason behind it than usual.
I'm also officially tired of the special ending montage whenever characters die now. It worked great with Astral since that was the first time and pretty unexpected. It worked well enough for the Arclights, but with every other time, it just comes off as way too overdone. It especially annoyed me when they tried to make Vector's death look more sad than I honestly think it should have been given everything he's done. It also seems too emotionally manipulative after pulling that stunt so many times. It comes off more like they're trying to make the audience feel more sad with the montages more than the actual deaths. That's one of my major issues with this arc. The deaths don't have a lot of emotional weight to them. Aside from Kaito's and maybe IV's deaths, I don't think that they've been handled too well and in most cases, it feels like they're trying to kill off as many characters as possible in a single episode rather than make any of their deaths have meaning. The fact that I don't consider almost any of the characters who have died to be interesting or fleshed out doesn't help matters either. The overplayed special montage during the ending theme just seems like another attempt to make the audience feel sad without provide enough attention to individual characters' deaths.
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