Edens Zero Chapter 262 Review/Recap
Remember how I wasn’t worried last week about what happened to Shiki? I retract that statement; I should’ve been worried. It seems that Shiki did die from getting impaled by Law, but thanks to the events of this chapter, he gets better. However, it comes at a cost to Rebecca. It was said that she wouldn’t be able to use the power of Cat Leaper in Universe Zero. We were wrong; she can. It comes at a potentially fatal cost to her.
Right as Lightning Law runs his hands through Shiki’s chest, Rebecca comes barreling in on her fighter. She drives Law away, but it’s too late. Shiki’s already dead.
Rebecca’s in a blind panic as she sees her friend dead once more, wishing that she could use Cat Leaper one last time. Deciding to take a chance, she tries to activate it, and fails. Then she strips down and tries again, and it works. She turns back time again. Now aware of the danger Shiki’s in, Rebecca punches it, saving him in time. Though, Shiki can’t help but notice the large crack on her face. Before Law can stop them from escaping, Laguna comes to the rescue. He urges Shiki and Rebecca to press on while he handles Law.
In the past, Mio and P!Killer meet with Yuna, asking for her help.
This was a surprising chapter on a few levels. I had thought that Shiki would find a way to survive getting impaled, but instead, he would’ve died at Law’s hands. Rebecca’s Cat Leaper is the only reason he’s still alive. However, that begs the question: how was Rebecca able to use Cat Leaper again?
Before they jumped to Universe Zero, Rachel told the Crew of Edens that it would become impossible for Rebecca to use her time-related powers. It’s possible that Rachel was mistaken regarding that, as Rebecca managed to use them after great effort (and fanservice.) However, the fact that she gained a crack on her face after using it once means that it’s simply more dangerous to her life. Use it too many times, and she might die.
Regardless of whether this was a one-time thing or a hint at what’s to come, this chapter served a purpose: it reminded readers of the stakes. The heroes can’t rely on anymore deus ex machina’s to bail them out of certain death. As for Shiki, he should’ve known better than to charge headlong into the lion’s den after what happened in the past.
As for what’s happening in the past, Mashima’s continuing to be coy about things. It would seem that bigger part of the picture’s being revealed with each chapter. I still don’t how it’s going to end, though, and that frustrates me to no end.