Oh Great, it’s Foresta All Over Again!
Edens Zero Chapter 165 Review/Recap
Three times. That is how many times we have now seen a planet that Shiki and the heroes have been on come under threat of destruction. Firstly, we saw the Chronophage wipe away the filth of Guilst. Then, we saw the Muller almost destroy Foresta. Now, Nero 66 is about to be on the chopping block thanks to Ziggy. Worse, there’s nothing that Shiki can do to stop his grandfather. His only option now: run.
As the heroes look on helplessly, Ziggy activates the antimatter bombs and prepares to have them detonate. In less than twenty minutes, they’ll destroy not just Nero 66, but the entire sector. With the All-Link terminal disabled, there’s no way to stop this. Nero 66 is doomed.
However, Shiki stubbornly refuses to give up. It’s only when Xiao Mei directly addresses him that he realizes that this is one fight they can’t win. With their goals accomplished, the Crew of Eden return to their ship and warn everyone of what’s about to happen. As a result, everyone hightails it away from the planet. Yet Ziggy’s not done; remotely hacking the Edens Zero, he freezes the ship in place, keeping them from fleeing as the bombs prepare to go off.
However, they’re not going down without a fight. Now fully healed, Witch prepares to live up to her reputation as the Shield of Edens and drive her former master out.
Well, I definitely wasn’t expecting any of this to occur. It seems like a very bittersweet way to end the Nero 66 Arc. Shura’s defeated, but Nero 66 is about to blow, and Shiki can’t stop his Grandpa. Were this any other situation, I’d like him to stay and stop the bombs somehow. But there’s no way to do so! Thus, retreat is the only option.
One thing that I think is noteworthy is how the chapter emphasizes the importance of knowing when to fold’em. In this case, the Admiral in charge of Nero’s forces wanted to stay and keep fighting anyway. He wanted everyone under his command to die a pointless death. Thankfully, he gets relieved of command before that happens.
On the plus side, Witch is all better now, and ready to fight Ziggy. Rebecca called her the Mom of Edens Zero, and right now, mama bear is not happy! This is gonna be good!
Also, Shura’s gone missing, and I doubt we’ve seen the last of him. Or of Princess.
I Give “Fork in the Road” a 3.5/5
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This chapter provides a LOT of info for speculations- particularly for Ziggy, Shiki, and these “paths.” Is Ziggy a Shiki that took a different path- or is Ziggy a SHIKI who took a different one? Who’s the “reboot” of who? And why is another version in this world?
I like how Shiki made his decision. At the end of the day; you can’t worry about everyone else- you gotta do what’s best for you and your own. Trying to do everything for everyone else spreads you too thin. It might be messed up- but it was the correct path. Though…….I think ZIGGY has a problem with it…….
Witch has always felt kind of “motherly,” hasn’t she? I hope nothing bad happens to her because of Ziggy….