Episode 6 Impressions: Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

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Out of the frying pan and into the fire, such is the fate of our unlikely team of characters. Free of Azazel, they now find themselves captured and in the Royal Capital of Anatae where it seems like execution is imminent.

e6rageofbahamutgenesis07Synopsis
King Charioce XIII is puzzled as Jeanne D’Arc brings forth the suspect demon that stole the God Key. While their usual tools for discovering the presence of demons fails, the gods soon arrive shed Amira’s human shell and reveal her demon form before them.

However the gods cannot bring her into their realm, and instead entrust the humans to keep her captive. They even make it a point to not execute Favaro, Kaisar, and Rita, as their death could cause her emotions to become unstable and unforeseen consequences.

Once freed to their captivity in the town, Amira once again pleads for Favaro’s help in getting to Helheim. However Favaro, fed up with the circumstances of his life being torn apart, expresses his frustration of bring dragged into everything and denies her wishes to spring her out of her captivity.

e6rageofbahamutgenesis03Later that night, Kaisar confronts Favaro once again to fight him. Although the fact that Favaro saved him still remains fresh in his head. They instead exchange some silly swordplay with utensils for old-time sake before being interrupted by Rita. According to her, Amira has escaped from her chamber. Bad timing as Azazel rides to the kingdom with a horde of demons.

Thoughts
For a card game, this show definitely manages to still keep a great pace going forward. I got quite a kick out of how they managed to keep Favaro, Kaisar, and Rita’s head on when faced with execution. Yet it still makes perfect sense. Though I’m not entirely sure as to why they are able to roam free.

I’m glad that it seems as if Kaisar and Favaro’s bad blood may finally be at rest. As I’ve expressed before, this hostility was far from overkilled at this point. Though I was hoping that the secret of e6rageofbahamutgenesis12Amon’s dealings with the demon would have been put into play. Just to put the nail in the coffin.

I have to admit that the holy knight prophecy that Jeanne brought to Favaro is a bit cliché. While Favaro has his dream constantly popping up, one would assume that he’s the prophesied chosen one. I certainly hope this isn’t the case as it would be rather silly. Favaro gains his charm by being the mortal influence, not by being a super powered knight. Though who knows, his role may still be in pulling off the impossible.

Jeanne D’Ark herself is a rather overused character in storytelling to begin with, but she’s managed to grow on me, especially after this episode. They definitely humanized her and yet retained her power. I look forward to the epic battle to come, if not to see her in action.

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IMPRESSIONS VERDICT:
Good

Pros:

  • Favaro and Kaisar put to rest?
  • Jeanne expanded
  • Drama surrounding Amira

Cons:

  • A few dry points

Impressions are based on a single episode and don’t necessarily reflect the series as a whole. Unless dropped, we will continue to give updates on thoughts and impressions of the series as time goes by.

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