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Edens Zero Chapter 163 - Shiki VS Shura


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Edens Zero Chapter 163 – Shiki VS Shura: Resistance

Edens Zero Chapter 163 - Shiki VS Shura

Victory blinds one to the shadow of failure and desire eludes sight from the light of prudence yet desperation empowers recklessness with the weight of resolution. As Shiki and Ziggy are cornered in their respective battles, their loses become solidified in their opponents minds creating a blind spot for Shura and Nero. The weight of the convictions challenging them crash down on them like the reality they chose to ignore. What an absolutely spectacular chapter filled with thrills, twists and terrifying possibilities. Will Rebecca come into play or will the battle be decided in the current reality with the participants present? The resistance Shiki’s offers Shura suggest that Rebecca may not need to use her Cat Leaper abilities.

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Edens Zero chapter 157 - Laguna and Ijuna encounter each other


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Edens Zero Chapter 157 – Laguna And Ijuna: Oasis

Edens Zero chapter 157 - Laguna and Ijuna encounter each other

And so they meet. An encounter destined to manifest from the moment the existence of the Oasis Princess was first revealed. The circumstances surrounding her perceived death was not only suspicious but foreshadowing toward this moment. I have championed this encounter and supported Laguna’s role in turning Ijuna into an ally. Ijuna may appear antagonistic but the manner of her actions seem directed toward an end which she conceded would justify her means. Ijuna was not in support of Shura but rather awaiting an opportunity to exact the revenge boiling within her. While physically close to Shura, she emotionally distanced herself from him. All her efforts tempered the axe she wishes to bring down on Shura’s head. Laguna will not only melt the ice freezing her heart and soul but reconnect the thread of family submerged under that ocean of hatred that has frozen over. The clouds of anger blocking the warmth from reaching Ijuna will dissipate allowing the light of joy and freedom to shine through once again. Her Oasis is not lost.

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Edens Zero chapter 154 - Kris and Kleene VS Callum and Lyra


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Edens Zero Chapter 154 – Kris & Kleene VS Callum & Lyra: Mist

Edens Zero chapter 154 - Kris and Kleene VS Callum and Lyra

And the roar of the Wind is deafened by the weight of the Mist. An unexpected reunion uncovering memories from Kris’s past from his time at the Skymech Dojo throws Kris into an unstable position with memories of his past influencing his actions against the opponent before him. Not only was it shocking to learn that the Skymech Dojo was based on Guilst at one point but that Callum was a member of the Dojo too when Kris attended it as Jinn. Such a relation characterized by the seniority of Callum won’t be inconsequential to the behaviour of Kris within this battle. Callum is not just an opponent Kris can fight with a closed heart. Regardless of how distant they were during their time in the Skymech Dojo, there were connected by a shared experience.

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Edens Zero chapter 153 - Rebecca reveals the five that Lyra couldn't have drawn


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Edens Zero Chapter 153 – Rebecca VS Lyra: Cognitive Perspective

Edens Zero chapter 153 - Rebecca reveals the five that Lyra couldn't have drawn

Despite the warped narrative dictating the Lost Card Game, Rebecca was successfully able to negate the influence Lyra had over the game by psychologically cornering her and shining light on her deceptive actions. In the face of Lyra’s intentions, Rebecca did manage to bring the game back to a battle of psychology to outwit and outplay Lyra. Accustomed to reactions of despair and hollow victories, Lyra intentionally conditioned herself to wholly rely on her Ether Gear to determine the outcome within the Lost Card Game. Unbeknownst to Lyra though, use of Ether Gear powers can go both ways. Rebecca’s Cat Leaper power allowed her the opportunity to test a theory and acquire evidence to corner Lyra as a cheater. After Lyra’s first lost to Nero, she should have known better than hubristically believing she was immune to losing. Alas, the cat is out of the bag so to speak and Rebecca has psychologically won the battle in the Lost Card Game.

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Edens Zero chapter 152 - Rebecca chooses her card


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Edens Zero Chapter 152 – Rebecca VS Lyra: Card Manipulation

Edens Zero chapter 152 - Rebecca chooses her card

What should be chance and a test of psychology instead colours itself in an unnerving air of fabrication. Rebecca’s attempts to out-play Lyra within the Lost Card Game falls deftly within the scope of Lyra’s narration. The notion of ‘game’ within the title is a laughable misrepresentation of the actual events ongoing. There is little fair play being had. The only losses Lyra suffers are those chosen by her to construct a ‘game’ that invokes a hollow reverberation of entertainment. Beyond the misleading setting of the game, Ether Powers are deceptively used behind the scenes to design the outcome sought. The particular game and rule-set were chosen by Lyra for reason rather than a physical bout. Outside of combat, Lyra’s abilities more than likely benefits from such structure. With Rebecca introduced to such a possibility, how will she exercise her observations into her deductions? The revelation that Lyra lost once conveys that the Lost Card isn’t unbeatable. If anyone can fight a route to victory in such a game, it is Rebecca (and Happy).

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Edens Zero chapter 151 - Lyra reveals the ominous nature of the Lost Card Game


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Edens Zero Chapter 151 – Rebecca VS Lyra: Lost Card Game

Edens Zero chapter 151 - Lyra reveals the ominous nature of the Lost Card Game

A game setting that seemingly extends into horror with the apparent structure set-up by Lyra. Beyond the obvious appeal of the initial rules, would the Aoi Cosmos audience really consider the loss of limbs an act of entertainment? Surely not. Which implies that the meaning Rebecca interpreted Lyra’s words as may not have been their exact meaning. The word that Lyra used that triggered Rebecca’s traumatic experience from her consciousness travel moment before was the word ‘lost’. Did Lyra intend to convey the destruction of her body or something else? When Lyra mentions ‘lost’, could she be expressing something less permanent? What Rebecca is envisioning isn’t exactly what Lyra has in mind.

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Edens Zero chapter 150 - Weisz defeats Nasseh


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Edens Zero Chapter 150 – Weisz VS Nasseh: Architect

Edens Zero chapter 150 - Weisz defeats Nasseh

It’s easy to forget that Weisz existed in a different time from the current one and that he is in fact an incredible genius. Weisz’s casual and crude demeanor belies his actual aptitude. I don’t blame Nasseh for being fooled by Weisz and not expecting such capabilities. Nasseh genuinely underestimated Weisz and got burned for it.

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Edens Zero chapter 149 - Rebecca wakes up in an alternate future timeline


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Edens Zero Chapter 149 – Alternate Eden

Edens Zero chapter 149 - Rebecca wakes up in an alternate future timeline

Electrical signals, huh? That is how Nasseh is able able to configure the Ether of his targets to conform to his instructions by inserting his own Ether program within the electrical signals. How curious. Aside from blocking the signal, would disrupting it also work? With Nasseh’s “hypnosis” nullified, he has resorted to fighting Weisz mecha to mecha. As for Rebecca, she has sent her consciousness forward into a branch of time that has been referred to by a certain character, the ‘worst possible future’. What is the relevance of such a timeline and Rebecca’s presence there?

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Edens Zero chapter 148 - Pino and Happy VS Nasseh


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Edens Zero Chapter 148 – Pino & Happy VS Nasseh: Hypnosis

Edens Zero chapter 148 - Pino and Happy VS Nasseh

An Ether Gear that derives the majority of its application through the mystery surrounding its limitations. When a target is oblivious to the methodology of its initiation, the effect of hypnosis is almost guaranteed but what happens when knowledge of its rules is held by the target? Certainly avenues to nullify its hold would be taken. Such is the case in the battle against Nasseh. The Edens team are currently submerged in a sea of unknown but due to the fragments of information so far presented, it may be possible for the Edens team to piece together a deduction on which to act. Hypnosis applied through non-standard means with the name “The Eye of Horus”. That in conjunction with the Ether streams passing through Nasseh’s eyes, it seems apparent how his hypnosis is being applied onto a target.

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Edens Zero chapter 144 - Rebecca reverses time for herself


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Edens Zero Chapter 144 – Gravity, Time And Space

Edens Zero chapter 144 - Rebecca reverses time for herself

Rebecca has used her powers and reversed herself back 90 seconds which means the whole world she now exist in is the past present from her perspective. For those 90 seconds, anything else that happened within the world outside the facility will also have taken place in the world she came from. This could mean the explosion Shiki was caught up in may not have taken place yet in the world Rebecca reverted to. If everything plays out as it had, Shiki will fall prey to the explosion once more. But given the connection Shiki and Rebecca share, could Shiki have once again had his gravity attract memories of the future present into his current self? Could the Shiki in the current world now be partially aware of the self-destruct protocol the robot is about to activate? If so, will Shiki be able to adapt to the situation using the knowledge he now possesses? And what about Shura, as a Gravity Gear user, can he also attract memories of his other selves from different timelines when Rebecca uses her powers?

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