At last, we got to see what life is like for an Inquisitor! Or at least, an Inquisitor in Dragunov’s squad. Focusing on him and his men instead of Seth and the other sorcerers made this week’s Radiant episode quite refreshing, don’t you agree? It was kind of a cliché but still pretty good story! There was even a tiny, mysterious development by the end.
Japanese Original Episode Title: 異端を狩る者たち -Inquisition-
The newbie Inquisitor in Dragunov’s team wondered how his captain became well-known if all he ever did was fish, cook, and sometimes help out in fixing their ship. He thought he’d experience a life of glory if he joined this squad, but now, he didn’t see how he could achieve that with how Captain Dragunov has been acting. Meanwhile, news of other squads successfully rounding up lots of sorcerers had been going around. He was starting to wonder if he should just request to get reassigned…
Team Dragunov: It’s been nine episodes, and now I’ve finally found my favorite character: Dragunov! It really did feel as if there was more to him than meets the eye, seeing that his subordinates looked like they would catch a bullet for him. Now that we’ve somehow figured out what kind of character he is, it all makes sense! Aside from his cooking (husband material right there), his squad respected him for his integrity and sense of duty. Despite being shown as a laid-back captain most of the time, it turns out that he had all the characteristics of a leader! Which was why his men acted as if they would follow him to the ends of the earth, even hunting down a Nemesis though they’re no match for it! I wonder, if Yaga gets to meet him, will he consider him the good Inquisitor that he has yet to meet? Because honestly, I don’t think I’d mind if Dragunov captured Seth, as long as he thinks he’s doing his job to protect the people. Of course, I don’t want that to happen, though.
Fake achievements: In contrast to Dragunov, who was deemed a loser by his rookie underling, Captain Edmund had such glorious feats, but they were all fake! He also only cared about himself, unlike Dragunov who willingly risked his life to fight against that giant Nemesis to try to protect the citizens. Dragunov was the genuine deal! No wonder the rookie immediately became loyal to his captain. I guess, even if he wouldn’t be able to get glorious victories, at least he’d be doing what the Inquisition really fights for, not like that jerk Edmund, as well as the champion of Rumble Town, Captain Konrad! I’m quite curious on what kind of person he is, and what kinds of crookedness he’s been committing.
New info: So aside from what a noble guy Dragunov is, we’ve also learned that: Inquisitors are just ordinary people, whose only means to fight the Nemesis are normal weapons. However, the Thaumaturges, their top brass, sound as if they have peculiar means to fight those monsters. Hmm… We also found out that there are fishes in the sky! But they didn’t always belong there.
Mystery sorcerer: Oho? Who is this sinister-looking new face? He’s quite brave if he’s been flying solo and battled it out with the Nemesis alone earlier on. And what are his motives? Why does he want to go to a place with lots of people?
Themes & Trivia
Lynx: A lynx is a big cat, similar to lions and tigers. They’re skilled hunters that have great hearing and amazing eyesight that enables them to spot a mouse 250 feet away! No wonder the people thought that Dragunov can see everything due to his title as the ‘Lynx Eye’!
Flying fish: It’s so amusing that there are literally flying fishes in the world of Radiant! Here in our world, we also have flying fishes, but not the ones that can soar into the sky like birds do. They’re only able to jump out of the ocean, which isn’t normally possible for most fishes! Some of them even fly high enough that they get into ships!
Like I mentioned, this was a very refreshing episode! I enjoyed every minute of it! It kept me intrigued on what Dragunov’s deal is. By putting it in the perspective of the rookie, it kinda felt like we’re also relating to him and his opinions of his captain that by the end of it, we were also successfully won over! I know I was!
I already liked how Radiant has been tackling discrimination, and now it decided to include breaking stereotypes! It’s a great match-up. And even though these two themes are usually presented in a dark way, it’s nice how the show still kept to its light-hearted feel without making them shallow.
Don’t judge a book by its cover!
It’s a wonder when Dragunov and his men will encounter Seth again, but I’m sure we can expect that it’ll be a wild ride! For next week, we’re going back to our regularly scheduled program and turn to Seth, as he gets into a fight? In the form of a broom race?
Head on to the comments section if you wanna share your positive or violent reactions, okay? Also, wow! We’re already in December, which means there’s only a few weeks left till the end of 2018, and our fall season! That’s why be sure to read our other episodic reviews!
NEXT TIME: Broom of Memories – Memory –
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