I think L-elf is getting turned on by all the bloodshed.
Sorry for being super late with these Valvrave posts mostly because my real life stuffs has gotten the better of me, but I did enjoy the short break from blogging! So what is going on with these two episodes? I would say you might as well call it a Marie arc? Anyway let us get right into things!
The rise and fall of Marie Nobi
Marie is the better pilot Haruto! You should take some notes bro.
Take care Marie! I hope we have not seen the last of you.
When we were first introduced to this oddball character we hardly knew anything about her besides being generally quiet but quick to throw in a funny one liner here and there; however with the second half of Valvrave we have learned so much about her even though to be quite honest I really hate the generic amnesia plot for her character because damn that is so overused in anime! That and on the recent MetaVerse podcast I mentioned that Sunrise has a long history with taking a great side characters and completely wrecking them later on. That said episode sixteen finally revealed the truth that Marie was the original test pilot for the red Valvrave but what was powering the machine back then? Apparently Pino “ate” her memories as fuel which explains why Marie suffered from amnesia as a side effect. I kind of wonder will the same thing will happen to Haruto eventually or nope? Right now I am going to say no because it appears the tech was improved after Marie? That and the side effect he gained makes him turn into a crazed space vampire! So yeah that reveal for her character was great but the saddest part will be thinking about Marie as a space vegetable forever because she is not dead just stuck in a terrible coma until Haruto and the others find the “cure” for their immortal bodies or is there even a way to reverse it in the first place? I mean we continue to get those future scenes with each passing episode, but I still think those moments are just a possible futures that are not set in stone because who knows maybe Haruto will do something to fix everyone? I think that would be a hilarious way for Sunrise to troll everyone into thinking that those future scenes are not the true ending of Valvrave but instead they were created to trick us! I really hope that happens.
Extra Valvrave fun
Marie-”I think Haruto is trying to tell me something, but I have no idea.”
Akira-”Such the drama queen I swear.” Saki-”NOOOO!!”
Even as a little boy she gets all the bishies.
L-elf- “I call dibs on the captains chair!” Haruto-”Aweee no fair!”