This Is Why You Never Underestimate the Elderly!
Edens Zero Chapter 163 Review/Recap
You know how they say that you should respect your elders? There’s a lot of truth to that saying. You should never underestimate the elderly, especially when they’re superpowered and capable of destroying entire planets! In this case, Shura learns a hard lesson: if he’s gonna do one over on his old man, make sure you’ve covered all your bases! This week, Shura’s master plan falls apart in front of him. As for Nero, he learns a lesson: don’t underestimate plot armor!
Having entered his own Overdrive, Shura turns the tables back on Shiki. Caught off-guard, Shiki’s overpowered long enough for him to get to his true target: the All-Link System. Rebecca, Happy, and Pino managed to make it there on their own. However, Shura uses his Ether Gear to subdue them, and brutally kill the guards for the heck of it. Thus, the heroes are powerless to stop as he prepares to activate the All-Link!
That’s when he gets a call from the Temple, courtesy of his Father, who holds the head of a defeated Ziggy in his hands.
Nero reveals his own Ether Gear, Wormhole, which lets him teleport anything he wants. In this case, he teleported all the weapons to Nero Planet 66. If the All-Link goes off, he’ll die. Before Shura can do anything, though, Shiki storms in for the next round. Nero’s so surprised by this that he doesn’t even notice that Ziggy’s still alive, and ready for more.
When I saw the spoilers for this chapter, and how it looked like Ziggy was dead, I knew that there was no way that would be true. Ziggy’s the main villain; there’s no way he’d go down so easily! I don’t know how he’s alive despite his head being severed, but I’m betting it’s due to the fact that he’s a machine. Or perhaps his AI doesn’t need a host body to function at this point. Either way, it looks like Nero’s gambit may have been for naught.
As for Nero, I didn’t expect him to have portal generation for his Ether Gear. On the surface, that may not seem very powerful. However, when used by a suitably creative mind, those portals can be one of the deadliest powers you can fight in a work of fiction. After all, thanks to them, Shura’s plans for conquest are now dashed.
Even if the heroes destroy the All-Link System, though, if Ziggy wins, he’ll seize control of the Aoi Cosmos. Thus, even if the heroes win the battle, they could lose the war. Having not expected this turn of events, though, I can’t wait to see what comes next. This should be fun.
I Give “Wormhole” a 4/5
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Nero’s design is cool, but I’m a little upset that the first part of their battle got offscreened. Like; now we know he’s nerfed going into the next phase of the battle, so we’re not going to be getting an accurate estimate of his true strength. Which- as a member of the Oracion Seis Galactica, a faction of BIG NAMES in the story- we need to say that he’s an actual threat.
I kind of feel like this is where Nero’s story ends. If we start getting a flashback to his life- I’m calling his death. Shura may live, but Nero……..I’m feeling like this is the end for him.
I’m just waiting for Elsie to come in and fight against Ziggy. No WAY is this conflict going to end without her making an appearance. That battle should be interesting to see.