Edens Zero Chapter 251 Review/Recap
Last time on Edens Zero, Professor Weisz (the old version) revealed the truth behind OSG’s Joker Helix. Instead of just being a machine, they’re an AI he created years ago that went Skynet. Worse, it’s machine bodies can slow time down to a near-standstill. That, and an army of them showed up on Miltz. This could be trouble, people!
Right as the Jokers surround Miltz, the machine scanning the Mother Ether finishes its calculations. As a result, the path to Mother is now open. The only problem is that with the power out, they can’t call the Edens Zero for help. Using his own Ether Gear, Profressor Weisz manages to re-establish contact with Hermit…and they both scream.
After informing them of the situation, the Crew of Edens (and Old Weisz) resolves to make it to the ship and escape Miltz while Rebecca’s parents stay behind.
The only problem is the Jokers standing in the way, and the fact that they can’t get too close to them. Thus, they have to resort to ranged combat, with only Rebecca able to engage in melee. with Feather’s help, they reach the ship, only to discover that one of the Jokers is already aboard!
There isn’t too much to say about this chapter, but let’s give it a shot.
Firstly, the fact that there are now a hundred Jokers besieging Miltz feels rather implausible. Didn’t Rebecca’s parents say a few chapters ago that it would take a long time for anyone to find it? Either it’s not as well hidden as they thought, or the Joker AI’s just that good. At the least, their ability to slow down time gives the heroes a notable handicap. Otherwise, there’s a good chance the Crew of Edens would mow through them.
Secondly, there’s that red flag that Professor Weisz gives off trying to give Pino that flash drive. Pino even lampshades this fact. Now there’s the chance the Professor Weisz might die before they get off of Miltz.
Lastly, and this is a nitpick, but since when could Homura use ranged attacks? Her Ether Gear’s never given that impression.
That aside, this episode did have a few funny moments with Professor Weisz. Seeing her and Hermit’s reactions to each other, and how he went gaga over Weisz’s Arsenal armor, make him a bit of a goofball. All the more reason why I hope he doesn’t die.
For now, though, it looks like Shiki’s got to get Joker off his ship and gun it on the path to Mother. Hopefully, the next chapter will expand on this more.