Guilty Crown Episode 14 – Lord of the Voids
See what I did there? Two references in one, boom bitch. Now… Jesus Bastardizing Christ, what is wrong with these kids?!? I can understand being scared an worried in this situation, but for Christ sake, at least have a little self control when thinking about KILLING someone. Things in this show just get more unbelievable and ridiculous as it goes on. But hey, at least now we’ve got the inevitable Gurren Lagann plot device out of the way, so now we can move on to the plot… right?
The episode starts out with all of the students in school gathered at an assembly asking Kuhouin what they should now that the wall has been put up. Obviously, having at least some intelligence in her, she says that they can’t really do anything, but wait for help, which the students don’t like very much. But really, what in the hell are you supposed to do in that situation? If I recall correctly, the students are there by choice, so it’s not like they have to listen to what she says if they don’t want to. Anyway, they complain about her leadership for a while and about how, being a bunch of highschool kids with no supervision, they should take action and shouldn’t just sit around and do nothing… yeah, makes sense.
The school hands out vaccines for the virus- wait what? When the hell did that happen, where did they get them? Whatever, it’s not like you can expect consistency with this show anyway. So while watching what’s happening with the other students and the president Tsugumi makes a remark about how Kuhouin isn’t really cut out to be in charge of everything, since she hasn’t really said anything besides “We’re waiting for my grandfather to come save us”, and Souta gets all pissed off because she’s, as expected “trying her best”. I don’t really see how that has anything to do with if she’s a good leader or not, but, whatever you say. He goes on to say that Tsugumi isn’t hot for absolutely no reason (which is bullshit), and she after doing the little Japanese-eye-middle-finger-thing, you know what I mean. So out, way the fuck out of left field, the show decides to have a backstory for Tsugumi… for all of about five seconds. Inori asks Tsugumi if she’s lonely, and she gets all flustered, saying that even if Funeral Parlor is gone, she’s always been alone, so it doesn’t really matter to her. Then there’s some quick flash of her playing as a kid and she says not to worry about her anymore. I guess the show was listening, because they sure as hell don’t bring it up again.
While all this going, the generic assholes for this episode are plotting to leave the school by learning information about the outside and gaining support from people who want to leave the school. Once again, exactly what’s keeping them there, I have no idea, but they sure don’t like the idea of letting her tell them what to do. One of the assholes even suggests to just go ahead and “do the uppity bitch now”. Yeah, it sounds kind of rapey, but get ready, because there’s a lot of rapey things in this episode. But he’s not talking about “doing” doing, he talking about killing, as revealed by a gun hidden in the other assholes jacket. Once again, what the fuck is wrong with these kids?!? How in the hell can you justify shooting a student council president because she doesn’t want to leaving the school? What the hell is wrong with you?!?!?!
After that little scene we see Shu’s little entourage meeting outside, where Tsugumi give Shu a device that can gauge the power of a persons Void. Shu scans everybody, and then they realize that he’s never used Tsugumi’s void, and another really rapey scene occurs. Picture this with out any pretenses: Ayase and Hare both grab onto Tsugumi’s arms holding her in place, and reassure her that it only hurts for a second. She protests her concerns about what is about to happen to her, but they pay her no mind. Shu stands up and apologizes to Tsugumi before reaching for her chest. We see a look of horror on Tsugumi’s face and then a loud scream. Um… yeah…
But enough of that, we’ve got people to kill. We see a group of people around the inner area of the wall, and hear an announcement from the government. They’re planning to decrease the quarantine zone, and shine a red line onto the ground where no one is to cross. But when it appears, several people are already in it’s way, and they promptly get pumped full of lead. Then the wall moves forward, slightly decreasing the size of the zone. Yet after seeing this, the students STILL want to leave, now even more so. That makes absolutely no sense at all. If I heard that a bunch of people had been gunned downed by the government when I was in a quarantine zone with a deadly virus, I would want to leave the school even less than I already would have, not to go out adventuring in a world where people are rioting and killing each other. But they still want to have their damn re-election. Some crazy mother fuckers over here.
Segai decides to douche it up again and sends a message to the school saying that anyone who turns in a member of Funeral Parlor will be allowed to exit the gate, and we know how that normally turns out. The assholes run around the school looking for anyone who may be in Funeral Parlor, whom they believe can be identified by a tattoo on their back. So naturally, everyone they suspect are girls. A bunch of guys corner Inori, but she kills the fuck out of them, even though we don’t get to see how she did it. The also gang up on Ayase; four guys on a handicapped girl, real nice. Tusgumi comes to help her, but the assholes capture them both and bring them to the student council president election. They claim that Tsugumi and Ayase are members of Funeral Parlor, and everyone knows that you can only tell if they are by seeing if they have a tattoo on their back. So in another rather rapey scene, everyone starts screaming and going crazy with some douche putting a gun to Tsugumi’s head, and several others attempting to rip Ayase’s shirt off. That is until Shu’s left testicle descend. He tells everyone to stop, and they obviously listen to him because they saw him destroy a damn mech. Shu then says that he can prove that turning Funeral Parlor members in won’t help them.
We cut to a new scene and see the asshole with the long hair pulling up to the magic red laser line. The mechs take aim at him, but he says that he has members of Funeral Parlor with him. Shu (carrying Ayase) and Tsugumi appear and walk towards the mechs, and are of course shot up like target practice. Gee, I wonder if they’re really dead. Nope, (now, didn’t that surprise you?) it was just a plan created by Shu to show that they wouldn’t be free even if they did turn them in. Tsugimi then shows off her void that was used to make this plan possible, a doll-making scanner thingamajig. Rather convenient, huh? It seems this show has a real knack fro writing convenient plot devices. Actually, I don’t care, because the only thing I was thinking when she copied herself was: “Tsugumi catgirl orgy would by my first priority”. Everyone seems to be content with this display, except for one asshole, who pulls a gun on Shu. But fortunately, Shu’s right testicle descends just in time and he grabs the long hair asshole’s void and throws it at the guy knocking the gun out of his hand. As you would expect, everyone votes to have Shu as there new leader and we have our new Simon rip-off.
Then in a quick little scene at the end, Yarhiro suggests ranking the students based on their Voids, and Shu looks kind of freaked out about it, even if it is a logical thing to do, given their situation.
Man, I don’t even know what to say about this show anymore. After all this time, there is still no plot progression or clear idea about what is going on. I desperately want to know what’s up with this school though. First, where the hell are the adults, and if there aren’t any, then what in the Holy Mother of God is keeping these people there? Do they really not have anything to wear other than their school uniforms? If you want to go home, then go home, I don’t get why everyone is making such a big deal about their leader when they don’t have to listen to her. And do you really think that after a bunch of terrorists attacked them that these kids would be a little more concerned with what’s going on outside?
I’m getting really sick of Inori too, which is a random thing to bring up, but I’m tired of her. Even after all of this time, she’s still a lame Rei knockoff. But even after all this time, almost nothing has changed about her and she’s still as boring as ever. At least in Evanglion, Rei was meant more as part of the story than an actualy character (considering the “Rei” that’s in most of the series dies). On that note, I have no idea why the Rebuild movies are trying to give her emotion. But Inori really sucks. Hard.