This is Some Ultron Meets Skynet Stuff Going On!
Edens Zero Chapter 215 Review/Recap
Okay, so, umm… what the heck? Of all the ways this could’ve gone, I didn’t expect it to go like this. Of all the beings that could end up being the true enemy…I didn’t expect it to be a ship. This is some Skynet meets Ultron nonsense going on here.
Ziggy is dead, and Pino is safe. However, as Shiki points out, he knew that Ziggy was faking being evil when he heard him call Pino “little girl.” He knew, but he went along anyway for both their sakes.
News of Ziggy’s death spreads to everyone on Lendard, but their troubles aren’t over. A Chronophage is en route to Lendard, without Rebecca summoning it. With the clock ticking, the heroes regroup and prepare to haul ass. However, aboard the Edens Zero, Hermit pulls Shiki to one side and reveals that she learned the identity of the true enemy, who she suspects was responsible for the Shining Star’s loss of memory. It’s not a human or machine, though; it’s not even a person in the basic sense. It was an AI aboard Ziggy’s ship, the Edens One. Their true enemy is the Edens One itself.
Like I said: Ultron. Meets. Skynet.
I have to tip my hat to Hiro Mashima; I wasn’t expecting the true enemy to be the Edens One itself. That caught me completely off-guard. So the AI aboard the Edens One achieved sentience, turned into Ultron, and decided to act against Ziggy’s mission. The question is, why? What does it have to gain from wiping out all life in the universe? Did something happen that made it turn on Ziggy?
We can speculate all we want, really, but that doesn’t change the facts. Everything that’s happened is on the Edens One’s metaphorical head.
At least the OSI has seen that Shiki’s not evil. Maybe Justice will drop his hatred for Homura once he knows that Jesse killed Creed. On top of this, Shiki now has Nero’s powers for himself. All that’s left is for them to escape Lendard before the Chronophage arrives. However, I’m still worried about why it’s coming without being called. There’s more at work than we know, and we need to find out. I have theories, but I don’t know if they’re right, so I won’t say anything.
Shiki, beat up Ultron!
I Give “From the Depths of the Earth” a 3.5/5
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Someone on Twitter pointed out that the Edens One was in the double page spread where Ziggy told him the True Enemy is on Lendard. That’s some next level foreshadowing right there!! Hiding it it plain site like that.
How does “Gravity Drain” work and why can Shiki use “Wormhole” now? I’m not upset or anything; I’m actually curious how he’ll incorporate this power in battles going forward. But…….. HOW?
The Edens One is going to have a “Walking Around” body, right? As cool as it is that it’s a living ship; it’s gonna need a “body” for the “Day-To-Day-isms” of being a Sentient AI bent on destruction of all organic life, right?