Darling in the FranXX Episode 21: That poor snake klaxosaur

To be frank, I didn't really have fun watching this episode. I don't really have anything new to say this time. I think I can summarize by saying that nothing in this episode was particularly shocking enough to excite me. And the cliffhanger at the end just felt like bait. If next week's episode is a time skip, I might lose it.

Oh boy, a doomsday countdown. That will make things more dramatic.

As more of the history of this world is revealed, I keep feeling like these revelations could have been set up better. I don't really get the sense that these explanations necessarily fit because they feel like they could have been made up on the spot.

Take the 9's as an example. Sure, it's reasonable that they're clones of Zero Two, but what part of their personality suggests that? It's really just the horns. I would have preferred seeing some aspect of their personality that illustrates how Zero Two might have been if she hadn't met Hiro.

These two are screaming for a bad ending.

Once again, Ikuno's hair change is a development that appears without much setup. I suppose there might be something about their life force being tied to the Franxx, but I can't really remember any mention of it.

I'm not sure I fully understand this conversation between the klaxosaur princess and Hiro. Is she just saying that Hiro has no obligation to fight for humanity? I'm pretty sure the entire planet is about to explode, so I don't see why it's not "his fight".

Sigh...I was really hoping that the "power of friendship" wouldn't be making an appearance.

Well, there's plenty of story left to cover, so it would be difficult to convince me that Zero Two is dead. I'm guessing it's more like her consciousness fused with the Strelizia Apath or something.

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