Hermit Returns to Troll Fie the Sniper
Edens Zero Chapter 229 Review/Recap
Three things about this chapter:
- My theory about Shiki being the key to restoring everyone’s memories got thrown out the window, thanks to this chapter.
- Hiro Mashima weaponized fanservice in this chapter (because of course he did.)
- HERMIT IS BACK!!!
As people flee from the chaos of the Belial Gore district, Weisz broods over how he’s going to beat Fie. His armor’s low on power, he’s being shot at constantly, and worse, he can’t figure out where Fie’s located. His shots keep coming from different locations, putting Weisz into a corner.
It’s at this point that a good friend comes in clutch: Hermit! While the others were fighting, Witch dived into Digitalis and located Hermit, who was still inside the game world. Seeing her made Hermit remember the previous Universe, and now she’s back and ready for battle. However, she can’t upgrade the Arsenal armor remotely. She can help Weisz beat Fie, though. She explains that he uses his Ether Gear to turn into smoke and travel across buildings, and mini-drones disguised as bullets to make it seem like he’s firing from everywhere. Once that’s figured out, they plan their trap.
First, they use the Arsenal suit as bait to get him to move locations. Then, a tasteful hologram of Witch as a bunny girl distracting him.
Hook, line, and sinker. Weisz gets payback for his defeat the first time around.
Welcome back, Hermit. We missed you so much.
On the one hand, I’m very happy to see Hermit’s back, albeit she’s still not physically present. On the other hand, the fact that she regained her memories means my whole theory of Shiki being the key got scrapped. Now, I don’t understand how it happens anymore. Do they regain their memories based on some trigger? Does that mean Sister could make Jinn and Kleene remember? I don’t know at this point! Thanks a lot, Mashima!
Saltiness aside, I am glad to see Hermit make her return. Moreover, I’m happy to see that Weisz finally got his revenge on Fie for shooting him in the first timeline. That was the beginning of the end for the heroes. With Fie and Daichi out of the way, Nero’s the biggest threat standing between the Crew and Drakken Joe. Here’s hoping Shiki can handle him somehow!
I Give “Sniper” a 3/5
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