I probably went a bit overboard with parodies this week....so many scenes to make fun of :D From Batman to Coffee to Alien Abductions, seems like these parodies have everything this week XD There's also a refrence to Bleach as well, you'll get it if you watch it and have seen the recent episodes.
For the credit music I used a song by "The Darkness" (*For humor value since Darkness shares his name with them plus I can't help biut think of the band when I hear "Darkness" mentioned XD*) I wanted to use that "Kiss me, kill me" song by U2 since it was used on a batman movie soundtrack and it's a song I like, but no matter how many files and users I tried, I just couldn't download it off WinMX...ah well XD
We start off looking at a red coloured moon as very ominous music plays (*A red moon means there is a lot of pollution in the atmosphere! I've seen a red mood before! :D *) Anyway we go into a very dark looking cave, here stand seven spooky shadows. Three of which we can see are Darkness, some lady....and a big kitty cat XD The other four (*Yes I'm sure there are four there*) are completely blacked out.
Some deep voiced guy, who seems separate from this group, talks to them, I dunno what about, I can only pick up a few words (*Like "Time", "Power", "Promise" ect. so...er...yeah string those words in a sentence :D*)
Anyway eventually Darkness stands up and says that he'll go.
Darkness, some lady and a large kitty
The other Assassins
Later on, we see a shadow move over the lava of the volcano, a shadow that looks a lot like the bat signal used to call Batman :D YAY! Batman has arrived!! Okay....well....actually it's Darkness who has probably stolen one of Batman's hang-gliders :D
Of course Kaiser Ryou and Asuka are in their usual angst spot by the lighthouse, but then it starts raining, thus running their angst for the night. Asuka starts heading back and Ryou follows. As they're walking back to the island, something catches Asuka's eye, Ryou looks up too and they both see a mysterious figure gliding across the sky!
Meanwhile the Principal is watching the lightening from his office window when he sees the figure in the sky as well (*How does Darkness avoid getting hit by freakin' lightening!?*)
Anyway Darkness lands his batman glider on the side of the Volcano. He takes it off and it....spontaneously combusts behind him Oo; Then something starts shining around his neck...he has the other half of Juudai's
"The rain ruined our angst..."
"I hate rainy days..."
At the Osiris Red dorms, Juudai, as usual, is sleeping like a baby (*Apparently a baby that snores worse than my dad that is*) his pendant is shining around his neck, seemingly reacting to Darkness'. Meanwhile both Shou and Hayato are fully awake and scared of the storm.
"Thunder is scary..."
Oh well, we skip to the next day as another one of Daitokuchi's Alchemy classes is ending. Juudai, as usual, has pulled off something to make him seem awake while he's been snoozing though the whole thing (*He's put some mask on top of his head XD*) but as the signal for the end of class sounds he's up and excited about lunch it seems, as he gets out a small box containing some food. As he rubs his hands together all excited like, Daitokuchi addresses him and mentions the Principal so I guess he's saying that he needs to take Juudai to see him. His friends seem to act as though Juudai might have done something wrong and he's in trouble, Juudai....doesn't seem to have a clue....no change there then.
Manjoume takes this chance to stand up laugh and tell him "Farewell!" while doing Juudai's trademark pose, but it seems that Manjoume has to go too, as well as Misawa and Asuka.
Juudai looks so silly in this shot XD
Anyway while walking down the corridor they meet up with Chronos and Ryou going the other way, seems like they've all been called to see the Principal Oo; (*Awww, Juudai refers to Manjoume as "Thunder" now, that's so cute XD I'm glad he was able to keep his North School clothes though cos they look seriously bad-ass on him X3*)
Well in the principal's office Juudai and the others are stood in front of his desk as Juudai is like "Three cards...?" as far as I can tell these three cards are sealed as the principal kept saying the word "Sealed" a hell of a lot XD Anyway he goes on explaining stuff as some ultra awesome spooky music plays over the scene. Well whatever the principal tells them about the cards it seems to freak out some of them a little bit. Of course, Juudai doesn't seem phased at all, crazy guy that he his. The Principal eventually mentions the assassins blah blah....damn I wish I could understand it cos it sounds all spooky XD
It goes on about the keys and stuff, showing the place where you would insert them to release the cards I presume. He then goes on about how he wants them all to protect them. Manjoume seems to ask how they'll do that and the Principal replies about dueling and everyone....seems shocked....not sure why XD (*Eeee! Which means we may get to see Daitokuchi duel at some point YAAAAY! I want him to have a deck full of cats X3*)
I did my own brightness/contrast thing on this image to see if I could make them any clearer. I think I failed at that, but the yellow one, to me, definintley does not look like Ra XD Hummm so for now I'm nicknaming these the "Neo God Cards" until they're given names, or until they're proved to be the real god cards....which I hope they aren't
Where the keys go
Anyway eventually the principal opens the box to reveal a bunch of pendants laid together, the others seem rather apprehensive but Juudai, never one to turn down a chance to duel or be a hero, delves straight in and takes one, placing it around his neck. Thus the others take one of their own. The final person is Daitokuchi and as he takes his Pharaoh starts patting it with his paw, sooooo cute X3
Anyway Juudai start yapping about "Number one" and seems to point to himself XD Chronos yells at him then starts talking about Kaiser Ryou *lol* Ryou just seems amused by it all.
Thus the Principal thanks them all.
The Key Pendants
Pharaoh having fun with Daitokuchi's Key Pendant
Later on Juudai seems to be telling Shou and Hayato all about the three cards, showing his new bling off to them XD He yawns, looking tired but them seems to go on about Shou's brother being number one or something, this gets confusing even for them, since Juudai refers to Shou's older brother by the word "Aniki" so he says "Your Aniki" Shou seems to get puzzled, as does Juudai, he pauses a bit before saying again "Ah, YOUR brother" thus Shou seems to correct him saying that his brother is "Onii-san"...I have no idea if I got any of that right, it was confusing XD Poor Hayato got swirls in his eyes *lol*
Anyway soon after Juudai crawls into bed and wishes them goodnight.
Later on Asuka is walking towards the Osiris Red Dorms, but as she does, Darkness appears in front of the dorms behind some trees and his eyes glow red O_O;; In Juudai's dorm room, everyone is asleep, but a strange light soon shines through the window. Thus Hane Kuriboh appears and attempts to wake Juudai up. He asks the fluffball what's up as Hane Kuriboh flies back over him and looks towards the window. Juudai sits up all sleepy like then looks shocked as he notices the light in the room. He tries to wake up Shou and Hayato but they won't wake up at all.
Asuka notices the light coming from the dorm room so runs towards it, she bursts through the door and into the light. Juudai notices her before the light engulfs them all!
"My bling is shining!"
"If Juudai is attempting Human Transmutation, I'll kill him!"
Next thing they know, they appear floating in the Volcano just above the lava. Juudai crawls to the end of the force field thing they're stood on soon getting the shock of his life when fire shoots up in front of him. The fire seems to take the shape of a dragon. It swirls around then lands in an explosion in front of them. From it, walks a dark figure who introduces himself as "Darkness" a person from the assassins. He holds his half of the pendant up and Juudai's reacts to it. He then mentions a Shadow Duel much to Juudai's shock. He then hears Hayato and Shou call to him. He looks down to see them stuck in a big blue ball....thing XD
Anyway it seems the loser of the shadow game has his soul sealed in a card XP Juudai eventually flashbacks to his Shadow duels with both Psycho Shocker and the Tomb Keeper Leader.
Darkness likes his fire
"Say "hi!" to your potential new home, Juudai!"
Anyway the duel starts and Darkness goes first, playing some monster called "Army Dragon"? in defense. He places one card face down and ends his turn. Juudai summons wildman in attack mode and attacks Darkness' dragon. I think Darkness' dragon, once destroyed means he can summon another one in it's place? Then he activates "Living dead" to bring back the other one. He then sacrifices them both to summon The Red Eyes Black Dragon! Thus a dragon of flames rises up from the lava, scaring Shou and Hayato in the process. Hayato starts tapping on the sphere holding them but he soon finds himself falling through a hole. He manages to stop himself but now there is a hole in the sphere.
"Whaaaa! I'm falling!"
Anyway the dragon in flames lands in front of Darkness and turns into the REBD, thus he wastes no time in attacking Juudai, He orders his dragon to attack Wildman which he does, sending Juudai sliding backwards. He falls to his knees in pain as his life points decrease. Juudai eventually manages to struggle back to his feet and starts off his next turn. He draws Fusion so he fuses together Clayman and Burst lady to create Rampart Gunner. By cutting Rampart Gunner's attack points in half he's able to launch a direct attack on Darkness. Thus darkness loses his own lifepoints, he stumbles slightly and Juudai seems to realize that the Shadow Game works both ways.
Anyway Darkness takes his next turn and activates....some magic card or other...thus the REBD attacks Juudai doing damage equal to it's attack points. Juudai starts stumbling as his life points decrease to only 700. Anyway Darkness then summons another monster, some little dragon or other XD The little dragon vanishes and appears above Rampart gunner, it grabs her and kinda curls around her so Juudai can't use her to direct attack anymore. Both Shou and Hayato stand up in their sphere thing but both almost end up falling through it creating another big hole.
Breathing heavy and struggling to stay standing, Juudai bravely announces that it's his turn before he screams and gets ready to draw his next card. Ya know, I don't think I've ever seen Juudai as desperately serious as he is in this very moment. Thus he draws his next card, glaring at Darkness with eyes full of determination and anger....
"You are SO going DOWN!!"
Well that's all for this week XD
This episode has coujured up so many intresting questions, especially about the 3 cards at the academy. Are they the God Cards? Are they related to the God Cards? Why in the hell would three dangerous cards be kept at a school anyway? (*Unless they answered that in the episode at some point XD*)
Also like I mentioned in my reaction post, I think that all the assassins are indeed the missing Academy kids. Lets compare pictures shall we as we enter Togepi's Theory time!:
Some of the missing kids.
The blacked out assassins.
Now in the first picture, compare the guy on the left of Fubuki to the shadowy figure on the left of the second picture. Am I right in saying their hairstyles look similar?
Another thing that intrests me is the one stood in the middle of the second picture, the one who seems to be wearing a hat, my mind screaming "OMG! That's Titan!!!" cos comparing a piccie of Titan to my larger picture of the Shadowy assassins, those images also look similar (*Titan and the middle assassins coats even have kinks in the same place on the sleeves*) and if you remember Titan was claimed by the Shadow Game in the same place Fubuki and the others were....plus while in the Shadow Game he also got those possessed red spooky eyes if I remember right.... hummmmmm.... if one of the assassins turns out to be Titan, I'll go out and buy myself a cookie :D
And that's the end of my theory time~!
Like my new icon too? I made it for using especially for the reviews....or any mind blowing GX crack I may write about XD