So Mikage wins another one and keeps adding to his infamy with yet more ignoble deeds. If there was any question as to whether or not Mikage and Touma deserve/deserved to be forsaken by love, the answer most certainly is and unequivocal, YES. It’s sad that things did work for Touma and Apollonius but seeing the litany of Mikage’s crimes against love, well I for one will shed no tears over his inevitable heartbreak. I do hope that there will be a special round of reincarnation for the vile bastard. Hopefully, it will involve each of his feathers being plucked and used to make dakimakura. Kagura’s stock just plummeted big time with his “let the world burn so I can keep my smelly wench” shit attitude. Worse still I think Mikono totally loved it, too bad for those two have the worst endorsement possible from Mikage and hence I hope the KaguraxMikono ship is not only sunk but BURNED for good measure. Such a selfish love makes Aquarion weep and in the end the gattai was broken up because Solar Aquarion was utterly disgusted that Kagura killed his mother and his father in the same day. We get final confirmation on Izumo and Alicia’s circumstances but their happiness was as fleeting as the mayfly and while Amata has been kicked around for most of his life he finally has a reason to tear Kagura and Mikage to shreds.
Kagura did get his ass beat in the resulting bar fight with Izumo. For all of that vile dog’s threats when push came to shove Kagura needed Mikage to bail him out after Izumo showed some vintage Grade A Old Man Strength. If only Izumo had kicked Kagura’s face in earlier at the first sign of treachery, things might have ended more happily. Instead Kagura becomes an accessory to his mother’s murder and kills his dad with a cheap shot to the back as his father tried to save Alicia. Funny how this has all turned out, Kagura for all of his prattle about pursuing his mother through the gate is the one who ends up killing both of his parents. So much for the value of his love; with love like that who needs hate? I think that with another one of those Kagura will render himself irredeemable and will be reincarnated as a life form lower than Shu Shu, probably as Mikage’s next sunflower in 12,000 years. Should Kagura survive he deserves to be locked up and neutered like the dog he is. It is one thing to be controlled, but quite another to actively tell everyone to die so that he may cuddle and make kissy faces with Mikono.
Mikono I fear will make a string of wrong decisions that will cost the lives of many, this time she just sat around and did nothing. Her affections for Kagura will be her undoing as that poisonous snake Mikage will make her pay dearly for being so naïve and ignorant of the circumstances. There is hope for her and everyone now that Izumo bravely gave his life to break up the vile union of Mikage, Kagura, and Mikono. I just hope that for the sake of everyone that Mikono is not going to gattai with Kagura and Mikage again. Moreover I hope that Amata now burning with vengeance will kill his other half and avenge his mother and father like true son and frustrate if not thwart Mikage’s contemptible ambition. Right now it seems that Mikage is on the precipice of total victory, and no one suspects that Zessica has been sidelined. How much the rest of them will trust Amata when he demands Kagura’s head will be most telling, hopefully Cayenne will have enough faith in his prophecy to see through Mikage’s machinations and his sister’s stupidity.
It is hard to pass judgment on Alicia and Izumo, on the one hand they seemed so happy together and were it not for Izumo’s burden of duty, things would have turned out better for Amata. Instead Izumo never forsook his duty or his home and in the end it seems that the terrible events to follow had the finger prints of Mikage all over them. Mikage snitched on Izumo forcing him to ask Alicia to risk her life, even if Alicia were the True Eve, Mikage most likely ensured that she would slumber in a death-like sleep so that Altair would have little choice but to rely on Mikage. It does give some insight into how Altair responded to the Rare Igura curse. Their response was not initially hostile and their scouting missions were more out of desperation than desire for conquest. Izumo had personally hoped and believed that Alicia was the one and asked her to leave with him. Thus the harvesting efforts only came within the past nine years after their best hope had been denied by Mikage. Izumo basically had a bunch of decisions to make and all the choices were bad. Even if Amata had been taken along with Alicia it may well have sealed Mikage’s victory as he would have Apollonius’ reincarnation in his clutches.
Izumo at least admitted to himself and Amata that he was not much of a father. Perhaps he could have been but given Izumo’s obligations, being a good father was not in the cards. Moreover I give Izumo credit for acknowledging that in the end he did rob Amata of his mother by asking her to give him and his planet a miracle. Izumo chose Altair over his own son, there was no right decision but in the end Izumo chose the selfless one instead of saving himself and his own happiness. Similarly Alicia chose the same thing to save a people she knew next to nothing about. In her mind and Izumo’s if it all worked out they could have saved Altair and then returned to Vega. Mikage intervened and fate was not kind to either of them. Their sense of duty cost them dearly in the end, but still they were motivated by a far nobler purpose than the disgusting selfishness of Mikage and Kagura.
I give Amata credit for forgiving his parents, neither of them wanted to leave him behind if they could, but the risk was just so great that they would not dare taking him through the gate. Alicia feared that if Altair was hostile to foreign life then Amata would share her fate. Izumo was so guilt wracked after having chosen to uphold duty over his own desires that he felt unworthy to be a father. After Alicia went to sleep it was up to Izumo to find a new way to save his people, there was no way for him to show himself before the son he hardly knew to tell him that Alicia was overtaken by a death like sleep, that leaving him behind to save Altair was an abject failure. Moreover to tell Amata that his father was about to drag people from Vega to their deaths would have been a tall order to say the least. It was a fleeting moment of familial understanding, and in a way it was made all the more beautiful because it was so brief. Nevertheless it was heartbreaking to see that Alicia and Izumo could not be the parents they wanted to be because of Mikage’s douche baggery.
I am not sure if the Ianthe was the cause of Altair’s demise because it was in essence a huge geothermal power plant. Moreover life started to return after Solar Aquarion arrived and as far as I can tell the Ianthe was still functioning at reduced capacity. That Solar Aquarion’s departure from Vega caused environmental catastrophe would suggest that for now neither planet would be stable without Solar Aquarion. I still suspect that Mikage will have had more than one hand in Altair’s doom, he is after all a spiteful creature that cannot stand seeing other people happy. Besides I don’t see how Kawamori being the new age hippie that he is, will turn on a green source of energy.
Andy is still set on saving Mix and hopefully he is slowly forcing Mix to remember her old self. Thankfully with Solar Aquarion being broken up there is a window of opportunity for Andy to try and save Mix. It will be a short one though since Mikage isn’t down and out quite yet, hopefully a vengeful Amata will give Andy more time. To have loved and lost is a small victory against that vile bird person. Mikage may have murdered Jin, Alicia, and Izumo but love will never die and ever will love mock him for the next 12,000 years and then 8,000 more! Besides if the Gods did take pity on Pollon then surely they will take pity on all the loves cut tragically short by that evil bird person, except Kagura. Kagura will be punished for his transgressions and his kin slaying.
The hardest part will be getting used to seeing Zessica running about causing trouble, it is Mikage underneath but man is Zessica going to have a mighty guilt trip if she ever gains her freedom. Having Zessica be Mikage’s avatar is going to be the hardest slap in the face that Kawamori has ever dished out. It hurts so much to see Zessica in such a miserable state…