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Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans; Ep 21

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#1 Cybersnark

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 04:58 PM

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Episode 21: To The Place of Return

This episode brings a reminder of another rule of Gundam: no-one is safe. This is painful and traumatic and unsatisfying --because that's what war is.

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This death isn't really unexpected --the episode is full of death flags-- but that doesn't make it any less powerful. Part of that is because the death flags have been there for almost all of these characters from the start, so seeing them here didn't seem out of place except in hindsight. Especially not when their immediate enemy is a buffoon like Carta.

While there've been casualties before, none of them cut as deep as this one; Orga hasn't just lost a friend and confidant, but his Right Hand --Tekkadan can't function without him. I'm also remembering what Mikazuki once told Kudelia, about
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