Wow what a great couple of episodes.
Whole Series Spoilers: Alright this was fun. Getting to hear Felix struggle through the twilights was pretty entertaining for me, and somehow he arrives at something that makes half sense. I’m glad he picked up on Kanon’s suspiciousness, when I went through for the first time i suspected him myself, though primarily because the narration is designed to give you the impression he’s a hero, which as we’ll find out for certain later is all under ‘Beatrice’s’ control. Going through the tea party as well I loved how well the narration hinted at the unreliable narrator that is present through all of Ep1, Maria is wise and battler is an idiot. He foolishly rips everything apart and definitely shouldn’t question ANYTHING THAT HE IS SHOWN
Felix rests on a Rosa culprit theory by the end, something which is supported by Ep2 but flat out denied by Ep3, which is neat. What makes me curious is why he suspected Rudolf but not Kyrie as a dirty body-double-having accomplice. What makes one of those two more suspicious over the other? They’re both incredibly suspicious!. Speaking of the first twilight, he fell into the exact same trap that I did of suspecting literally everyone but Shannon (except Gohda but he can do no wrong and is a beautiful human being) and I think this is mainly because of the garden shed scene where the narration’s spotlight is on George and his pain and not on Hideyoshi, you know, the accomplice. The way that Hideyoshi acts in that scene is super interesting, portraying the concerned authority figure looking after everyone while ‘knowing’ the whole thing is setup. I wonder what it would have taken for George’s parents to completely break character in that scene and reprimand George for his engagement.
I’ve gone a little out of order here with the flow of the video but hey, I had to chuckle a little bit at Felix’s criticism of ‘fourth wall breaking’ because a) the characters are talking to Battler and not the reader in the story and b) from reading the whole story we know that this whole tale was written up to be a message to Tohya, I wonder if the words spoken to Battler about getting up and fighting are in fact directed at Tohya. Is this a fourth wall break inside a story inside another fourth wall break? Food for thought.
If i had to criticize any part of Felix’s reasoning it would be his whole “they knew about the plot and were killed to silence it” reasoning. It’s on point for Eva and Hideyoshi but he mostly uses it to handwave Natsuhi’s actions which I felt was a little unfair to her. After Ep5 I just can’t handle anyone wanting to pin the blame on poor sweet blameless Natsuhi <3 and it means it’s going to take Felix a much longer time to decipher motivation for accomplices to kill others on the island if he keeps thinking this way.
As I’m sure we’ve established by now my relationship to Felix is basically as the Beatrice to his Battler and by no means do i want him to fail at discovering the heart of the mystery, i just hope he can truly understand the characters by the end of it all.
Especially Kairee. Because Kairee is the genius waifu who fires super laserbeams from her eyes that we all need <3
Nope. Don’t have a lot to say about either of these.