Oh wow. I didn’t expect this show to have it’s own Mami moment. But oh wow, holy shit that happened. And the implications holy crap.
I mean, Hibiki’s “Gear” is the holding of hands isn’t it? Arguably we can say that it’s a form of “bridging” people together. Now that Hibiki has lost her arm, the symbolism here is rather obvious, Hibiki is unable to “bridge” the gap between her side and the FIS team. Am I thinking too much here?
Also, this ties in with the true objective behind their actions that Dr. Ver just revealed.
So… they aren’t just doing this for shits and giggles. Real funny too that they are using Finé’s name for this. This does confirm my suspicions somewhat about Dr. Ver…. he’s just too evil to be real evil. I personally felt that he’s really taking on the role of a “bad” guy here as a form of strong hero worship gone too far. Looks like that’s the case.
Now…. the question is, can Symphogear users regenerate body parts? Or is Hibiki going to get prosthetics? Imagine if they equip her with a model that’s capable of doing rocket punches…
Serena finally got some air time too, but looks like she’s already gone, sacrificing herself to reset the “Nephilim”, which the episode reveals is a “complete Relic”. Interesting. It felt weird to be introducing biological monsters like the Nephilim at this stage, but if it’s a Relic then it does make more sense.
Her Gear form is pretty different from the rest
Oh, and finally…
That ORBITAL BEAT performance by Kirika and Shirabe was pretty good! The nerve of them to perform that in front of Tsubasa though….