After a short break SAO: Alicization is back and I think we can all agree that what Kirito said to Alice was indeed very eyeopening. Can we also settle on the idea that Quinella will screw Eugeo’s body and soul metaphorically and literally? Thanks.
Japanese Original Episode Title: 右目の封印
Kirito explains the truth to Alice about her memory and how the Administrator brainwashed and sealed away the Integrity Knights’ true memories. After being reminded of her sister Selka and her family, Alice is convinced that Kirito is telling the truth and vows to fight against the Axiom Church and its authority, only to be stopped by the seal in her right eye. She flees out of their control which caused her right eye to explode and then to pass out.
Meanwhile Eugeo wakes up to find himself on the 100th floor and next to the Administrator who appears to be sleeping. Before he could attack her, she awakens and puts Eugeo into a allusive state and tricks him to drop the protection of his Fluctlight’s core.
Good job Kirito, you made her cry: It didn’t really take that much effort to persuade her that the Administrator has messed up her head which really makes you question how truly powerful she is after all. I like how Alice cares only about her sister at the beginning and doesn’t give a shit about the rest of her family, but after a while she is like: ‘Oh yeah, right, I have a mom and dad as well’. Poor Eugeo, he was the only one that tried to act out when the Integrity Knight came to pick Alice up and still she doesn’t even remember him or cherish him as much as anyone else. That’s why he is going to be Quinella’s toy boy from now on.
‘That’s right, I’m your mama Eugeo’: That scene was way kinkier that I had initially thought. Quinella is using Eugeo’s sadness and rage that has built up inside him against him and, of course, she made Alice an excuse to turn him against Kirito. So if you had a doubt before, now it is absolutely certain that Kirito will fight Eugeo at some point. Might I add that Quinella’s animation was stunning during the whole scene? Yup, she was hot as hell.
Themes & Trivia
A little more information about Eugeo’s state of mind: So the anime adaptation is missing some vital information here that would have made the whole scene of Eugeo’s brainwashing much more impactful. When Eugeo first got his calling, he announced his sacred task to his family somewhat proudly but his brothers and father mocked him and resented him for not being able to help out on the fields. Eugeo felt constantly ashamed in his home for the next eight years. And despite that, Eugeo’s wages as a woodcutter were controlled by his father, who spent them into buying more animals and farm tools, while he let the rest of his brothers spent their wages on themselves. His brother made the rest of the kids on the village think very lowly of him as well and when Alice was taken away, his brother told him that now there aren’t any women left to care for you any longer. Regarding Tiese, in the light novel Eugeo kills Humberto because he hates him and wants revenge since he ‘took something from him’. The Administrator is manipulating his thoughts by making him believe that he always had to pay for his love during his life and that the only thing that mattered to him, which is Alice’s love, is given to someone else (Kirito) therefore there is no point into saving her and he should just become Quinella’s puppet.
If you want to read about this more in depth you should check the comment made by LuuAddiRoze on Reddit’s episode page.
Poor Eugeo. I feel really bad for this guy and everything he has been through, but surely this whole thing will act as a lesson for him to not succumb to his rage and sadness. After the original gang is back together, they will fight together the forces of GREATER EVIL. I am pretty sure that this is where Asuna will come into play.
I will fight you.
That’s what I am talking about, Alice! Go and kick some ass along with Kirito and get the brainwashed Eugeo back before he plants a baby inside Quinella or something.
NEXT TIME: Synthesis
Sword Art Online: Alicization
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