Yeah, the point about Aichi using his own power is out the window, especially considering that his whole deck theme is based around relying on others for power and he's dependent on the Golds to help him in the first place.Juvia wrote:Kai was just completely awful this episode. I hate him trying to tell Leon off when he's spewing the dumbest shit ever. Aichi doesn't give into evil to get Royals back, even though he has Golds. Leon didn't have a goddamn choice, it was either give into Void or the rest of them die..
The comparison with Leon and Aichi is...woefully undersupported considering what they're going for. They try to equate the Aqua Force and Royal Paladin sealing as one, but for Aichi it's the loss of Blaster Blade--and with him his entire first season history and relationship to Kai--that puts him in a similar position. Which is Takuto's fault, and not a direct result of the sealing. To make it really work, you have to fall back on the alternate timeline shenanigans that Takuto probably did away with when he "returned everyone's memories." It's still possible to assume that there's both memory replacement and timeline changes happening concurrently, but that's more answers than we have questions and it's too late in the season for this to be revealed. If it were revealed, it would be an S3 retcon and the entire Aichi-Leon comparison only works in retrospect, not right now.
Aichi losing his life, achievements and
The whole Shadow Realm rules business versus the characters messes up a lot of the drama. If we were left in the dark to assume that everyone was dead until ride 104, and communication with the outside world was cut to eliminate the peanut gallery assuring us that the characters are fine, it would be a whole lot more compelling.