Edens Zero Chapter 220 Review/Recap
Have you ever heard of the story “Flashpoint” from DC Comics? Eleven years ago, DC Comics rebooted the DC Universe by having Flash reset the timeline, changing things up and altering people’s history and memories. It didn’t stick, but it was still a big moment for DC Comics. The reason I’m bringing this up here is because Mashima basically had his own Flashpoint. The journey to Universe Zero becomes a soft reset for Edens Zero, and I’m excited!
As Rebecca watches her mother leave the Edens Zero, she reflects on the last things Rachel told them:
- Universe Zero could be everything they want it to be, or not want it to be.
- What happens there will overwrite all other Universes and merge them into one.
- Universe Zero will overwrite their memories, history, and even whether they’re alive or not.
- No do-overs. No more resets.
Despite the dangers, the Crew of Edens knows they have no choice. The multiverse’s survival depends on it. They go through with the plan to reach Universe Zero using the power of Etherion.
The Shining Stars, with Pino filling in for Witch, unlock Etherion, revealed to be none other than Future Rebecca’s B-Cube, containing her remaining Ether. Unfortunately, unlocking the door activates Etherion, preparing the ship to travel to Universe Zero.
Despite everyone panicking and not being emotionally prepared, Shiki asserts everything will be fine. Even if they’re separated, have their memories changed, or have anything else happen to them, they’ll still find each other. With Rebecca and Shiki vowing not to forget each other, the crew braces itself as they travel to Universe Zero.
In the Sakura Cosmos, a young Shiki looks up at the night sky and sees a shooting star in the night sky.
Like I said, this is similar to the “Flashpoint” story from DC Comics. In this case, the Flashpoint is created by Shiki and the Edens Zero…and it might be one of the best ideas Mashima’s used. I was blown away when I saw the spoilers for this on Reddit. Right when I feared Edens Zero had lost its steam, Mashima does something crazy like this.
What Mashima’s done is give Edens Zero a soft reset. As a result, the history, personalities, and relationships of all the characters we’ve met could radically change. People who died may come back to life, people still alive might be dead (I hope not!), and relationships could be up-ended. Valkyrie might have never left Homura, Creed could be alive, Labilia might have never been a famous B-Cuber. The possibilities are endlessly exciting…and terrifying. The heroes could end up as enemies and not remember each other. Or will they?
Shiki could be the key to reminding his family of their shared past. His Gravity Ether’s able to draw in the memories of others, even those in alternate realities. If anyone could remember everything, it would be Shiki. If this is the manga’s “Flashpoint,” then Shiki’s the Flash.
For the first time in a while, I have no clue where this story will go. It’s a scary thought, being unable to predict what might happen…but it’s also exciting. I’m looking forward to being surprised at what happens next, and from what I saw on Reddit, many fans feel the same way. I’m hoping that Mashima doesn’t disappoint us. This is Edens Zero “Flashpoint.”
I Give “Etherion” a 5/5
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