March 19, 2006

Black Cat 19

Filed under: Black Cat — Ren @ 3:06 pm

The sweeper alliance fights outside, while Sefiria tries to take on Creed by herself inside. Once again the animation reminds me of Gankutsuou, which is always a good thing.

Turns out that Creed has obtained the powers of a god and can’t be killed. Creed wants Train to be his partner in creating a utopian world. He’ll become immortal like Creed and together they will choose who lives and who dies.

Now I have all sorts of problems with this idea. Creed is obviously not in his right mind, so how can he make balanced decisions? Heck, what makes him think he has the right to decide such things? Granted Train would probably balance him out. But still, humans, even humans who have achieved god-like powers, should not be messing with such important decisions as life and death. Our narrow-minded human mindsets will always prevent us from being objective or unbiased.

Another point that I think is important to look at is why Creed wants to be a god in the first place. Based upon the images we saw of his childhood it’s quite clear to me that for Creed this is all about protecting himself from hurt - physical or otherwise. To prevent himself from ever being in a position of vulnerability. The essence of being human is being vulnerable, risking the possiblity of hurt by those you care about the most. His vision of godliness is one of dominance and absolute power over others. And while he believes achieving this sort of power will free him from his past, if he were to really sit and think about it he would realize he’s just continuing the same abusive cycle.

Anyway I do believe I am getting a wee bit psychological. This is only anime, after all. *eyes dart from side to side*

People keep seeing Saya everywhere. WHY IS SHE SO IMPORTANT? Why was the image of Saya superimposed onto Train? Was it because Train holds the key to the friendship element that Creed wants, and his relationship with Saya is an example of that? Is it because Saya is still alive somehow? Or is her spirit somehow part of Train? Does this mean Saya will make a non-ghosty reapperance before the end of the series?

Soooo many unanswered questions. I can’t wait to find out the answers. They better not use Saki as some sort of cop out though, or I’ll be right mad.

We finally, finally get to see the big fight between Train and Creed and … it… is… AWESOME. But Train refuses to kill him. He’s trying to capture him like a sweeper, but also so that Creed can have a chance to live differently, live better, like Train himself is trying to do.

4 Responses to “Black Cat 19”

  1. Ten Says:

    My gawd. I absolutely lurved this episode with special mention to Creed’s flashback with Saya’s song on the background. Never fails to bring tears to my eyes. *sniff*

  2. Ren Says:

    Too true! It’s rare that I want to watch an episode over again right after I finish watching it the first time. But I definitely wanted to with this one.

  3. crimson Says:

    i think the initial part about saya superimposing to Train’s is like Creed’s perception of Train being similar to saya in terms of action/attitude and thus, he sense the similiarity in their ’spirit’.

    As for the last part where saya helped train retrieve the lost bullet, that probably is some sort of interesting phenomenum.

    At least the good thing now is that creed is snapped out of his gayish obsession lol.

  4. crimson Says:

    the best moments for me was Sephiria’s final attack, saya saved train’s slipped bullet, eve’s ringing to start the boxing match *so cute~~*.

    Anyway, i think i know the secret of sephiria’s final sword tech. U need to carve a full solid statue behind your victim within 5 seconds such that u totally ignore your victim’s presence. In the process, the victim becomes dust by the time your done.

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