He did it! Lupin actually did it. How evil is Code: Realize episode 12 Recap (Is It Evil?)
Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Action/Adventure, Male Harem, Steampunk
Okay, I’ll admit the whole “I’ll steal your heart” bit was kinda cheesy. Repeating it in this episode didn’t make it any cooler, either. I have to give the writers props though, it’s not every day a hero can say that and pull it off, but Lupin did. We started off exactly where we left off, with Lupin assumed dead and Cardia captured by Finis. The bad guys succeeded in their plan to make Cardia’s dad a God, but Lupin saved Cardia before she was killed by the process.
With the newly formed God, I was expecting a huge boss fight, but Lupin had planned ahead, blowing up the fledgling God before he could do much of anything besides monologue. Afterwards, Finis got up and tried to finish things but fell down a fresh pit in the middle of the airship. This is when Cardia’s pure heart showed up in force.
Even after Finis abducted her and tried to sacrifice her, Cardia still tried to save him. She even said something along the lines of she would “love him even if their father didn’t.” Even after everything that’s happened, it’s good to see she is still very much pure of heart. Finis replies that there is no place for him in the world and promptly kills himself. At least he knew he was defeated.
After all that, Cardia and Lupin attempt to escape, but the seemingly go down with the ship in each other’s arms. The show then plays on the fact that they might be dead even going as far as having Drac picking flowers. The sadness ends quickly when Saint, and whoever the knight lady was, spilled the beans that Saint has to watch Cardia now. So, what were those flowers for?
Yup. After Lupin vows to always steal Cardia’s heart, they get married. They never really explain how she is still alive. Lupin joke that is was the power of love that saved her. I’ll just go with that for now. At the very least this was a satisfying ending, unlike Inuyashiki’s. And at least they didn’t do that annoying thing of having her die at the wedding… *glares at Samurai Jack* (Chris: *glares at Gurren Lagaan) Although Finis didn’t need to die, but whatever.
I would say that this episode was about as evil as a Killer Robot Army. There isn’t a whole lot I disliked about this show. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the romance genre. If you want to see something that made Chris go “Huh?” Check out his reviews for Kino no Tabi. There’s an episode missing because he couldn’t even. Is that how you said it, Chris? (Chris: Actually, I believe my exact words were “F–k this s–t, I’m out,” to be precise)
Well, That’s all I have for you today. Thank’s for letting me waste your time, people.
Keep It Classy,
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