Edens Zero Chapter 161 Review/Recap
Just when I was starting to ship Homura and Creed together, what does Mashima do? He apparently kills Creed, courtesy of his emotionally unstable underling, Jesse. What a little jerk! And to make things worse, the All-Link System is about to come online, giving Shura the chance to wipe out all machines in the Aoi Cosmos. And in the midst of all of this, Ziggy’s invaded the Temple and challenged Nero directly! The Aoi Cosmos is in chaos!
This is going to be good!
As Homura and Jesse process the horror of what Jesse did, Weisz shows up to witness the tragedy. Panicking, Jesse runs for it, leaving Homura to grieve. As she pays respect to Creed, Homura bitterly notes how everyone she cares about goes away or dies. Meanwhile, Rebecca’s group meets up with Laguna and Moscoy as they recover from saving Princess and hand Witch off to her while they look for the All-Link System. Back with Shiki and Shura, the prince of the Aoi Cosmos reveals his master plan. On Nero’s capital world of the Temple are more than 20,000 antimatter bombs. One of them is enough to wipe out a small planet, and Shura plans to use the ALS to detonate all of them at once, killing Nero and Ziggy in the process.
At the Temple, Ziggy orders Jaguar to step aside, as his business is with the Emperor. Jaguar refuses, so Ziggy’s servants, along with the Demon King and Nero, beat the snot out of him. With that out of the way, Ziggy demands that Nero hand over his empire so that he may build his paradise for machines. Naturally, Nero refuses to do so, leaving the two about to square off.
TAKING ALL BETS!!!
Poor Homura; she honestly doesn’t deserve all the misery she has to endure. First Valkyrie died, and now Creed’s probably dead, as well. Hopefully, she realizes that the crew of Edens Zero won’t abandon her or die on her so easily.
As for Shura, I can now see that underneath his madness is an evil genius. He’s hinging on Ziggy and Nero distracting each other long enough for him to kill them both without any risk of fighting them. It’s cowardly, but effective. Also, it’s doomed to fail, as I doubt Ziggy would go down so easily.
This chapter was yet another set-up chapter for another important fight: the fight between Emperor Nero and Demon King Ziggy. We’ll finally get to see what Ziggy’s like when he fights seriously, and I have no doubt that he’ll beat Nero. This next chapter’s going to be good, but this one was average.
I Give “Life Continues to Fade” a 3/5
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