Symphogear XV Episode 7: Chaos at the Castle Ruins

As usual Symphogear left us on quite the cliffhanger in the last episode. How much you wanna bet this episode will do the same?

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Elfnein in big trouble.

We continued the show back at the ruins of Carol’s Castle where our naughty monster girls, specifically a really naughty vampire, used her curse to force Elfnein to activate the new machine, leading to the awakening of that freaky cocoon. Milaarc was about to look inside Elfnein’s head for more useful info when…

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Could it be?

We’ll get back to Elfnein in a bit.

Back outside Vanessa took advantage of her captors distracted by the cocoon with a surprise attack (that surprised even her). Maria and Christopher rushed over to the castle where their teammates engaged the cocoon in battle.

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Bikkie in trouble.

The cocoon had a similar time warp recovery ability like the Uber Alca-Noise from season 4/AXZ. Luckily they had an ace in the hole. Problem was Bikkie may have been a god killer but this divine cocoon had more tentacles than she had arms. She broke free but was heavily damaged. With Bikkie down for the count Tsubasa had the others withdraw, which was a wise choice.

As S.O.N.G. decoded the strange sound emanated from the cocoon (It was the same tune as Maria and Serena’s song) Hibiki had a most interesting dream.

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HibiMiku on the Ferris Wheel, dream version.

This conversation told me one thing. Maybe Bikkie has subconsciously been aware of Miku’s true feelings, meaning her heart knew but not her brain, hence her obliviousness.

Right. That was Team Symphogear’s scenes. Now it’s time for the main event.

We joined Vanessa returning to Carol’s Castle requesting Milaarc let her finish off Elfnein to test her new hand (destroyed during her escape earlier). Then we got one HECK of a surprise! Before we reveal it let’s skip ahead to Elfnein calling S.O.N.G

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Elfnein’s big moment to shine started here.

Having temporarily escaped her pursuers Elfnein patched a secret line to S.O.N.G. HQ assuring hers and Miku’s well being. Then she was like “I’m the closest to the machine so I’ll try to save Miku. Crazy, I know but I’m out of options.” Chief Akuma explained that their Captain Marvel was temporarily out of action and wished her the best of luck.

Now let’s talk about the first of two big surprises.

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Phara and Leiur Return.

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Micha Returns.

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Garie helping Elfnein.

I went crazy when Carol’s Autoscorers made their grand return. Carol protecting Elfnein’s mind from Milaarc and Elfnein willing to defend the body they share reawakened the four. Granted their current bodies weren’t as strong as they were in GX but their love for Carol and Elfnein was much stronger. They did their best but were no match for Noble Red. They were at least able to get Elfnein to her destination.

Now for surprise #2. As soon as I saw Carol’s eyes I hoped deep inside that that meant what I thought it would. Once again cornered by Noble Red Elfnein could take it no more. For her fellow harem girls and her beloved OG she called forth a familiar “doorbell” and…

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Carol returns! Here to help her precious backup lover. The split second during the henshin featuring the Autoscorers was an excellent touch.

Considering that despite everything Elfnein still loved Carol it makes sense she didn’t erase her, instead let her sleep…until now of course (That or as Rory theorized, Elfnein had mental conversations with her during her off time). Carol is back to lend her sweetie a hand BABEH!

Next time, Super CaroNein vs Noble Red! LET’S GO!

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I’m worried.

Ah yes. One more important detail besides Christopher crying tears of joy for Miku and especially Elfnein being safe. Tsubasa’s smile up there, it ain’t natural. It could be because she brought up Kanade (in public this time) again but I suspect there’s another reason.

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20 Responses to Symphogear XV Episode 7: Chaos at the Castle Ruins

  1. Rory says:

    Aaah! The Autoscorers! Carol! So good!
    Seems like Elfnein dropped hints about Carol’s return earlier on in the season, when she was telling the others what she did with her spare time. The song she sung at karaoke might’ve been a hint as well.
    After bullying Elfnein, Noble Red deserve everything that is about to come their way from Carol. The Autoscorers and Carol stole the show.

    Got to have some appreciation for that HibiMiku dream, though, as well as Chris tearing up when she saw that Elfnein was safe.
    This was an amazing episode of an amazing a show.
    Symphogear is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Good hypothesis Rory old bean. That could very well be the case.

      Oh heck yes. Tragic backstory be damned that’s no excuse to bully a cutie like Elfnein. It’s time for some spankings.

      Oh yes indeed.

      By the process of elimination why not have Christopher hook up with Elfnein. She gets two cuties for the price of one.

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  2. Platon says:

    This show is something my troubled soul needs right now. Carol is probably going to wipe the floor with those three.

    As for HibiMiku, I wonder if they share the same dream. The cocoon God is taking power from Miku somehow and as Hibiki was trapped some connection might be there as a result.

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    • OG-Man says:

      It’s a must see battle for sure. So much hype!

      It’s possible. Considering the two are both vessels for gods it would make sense if they have a spiritual link. They are soul mates after all.

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  3. Jack Cactus says:

    Nu blyat! I was kind of expecting Carol in a metaphysical form but the AUTOSCORERs caught me by a complete surprise. This is why I love Symphogear so much (especially this season), not only some of the villains of previous seasons returned but they came as ALLIES aiding our main characters, how wonderful is that? (now if only Prelati and Cagliostro come back)

    Hmmmmmm, Chris-chan shed tears of relief after knowing that Elfnein is safe, what gives?

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  4. Ivn says:

    Another great episode, very wholesome too, something our souls needed.

    I hope Hibiki can save Miku in the next 2-3 episodes, it pains me greatly seeing Hibiki sad.

    One great thing is, even if Hibiki wasn’t able to properly hold Carols hand in GX, theres still was some kind of salvation by holding hands with Elfnein. So even if Hibikis ideals sometimes may appear to be for naught in the end it all paid off, which was also the case with Saint Germain and the others.


  5. cirno9fan says:

    The words don’t normally come so well, but I’ll try my best! I just….this episode O_o

    I think….maybe that dream wasn’t a “dream version” but a scene that we didn’t get to see. Words exchanged that we didn’t know happened. Would have to watch it again to be sure, but there may have been a transition that skipped all that. EITHER WAY This proves that Hibiki is thinking strongly about how she views Miku, and how they might not be able to stay at “best friends” anymore. I will believe in this staff, and probablly get crushed for it, but I want to hope!

    Moving on, man that reaction of Chris. It wasn’t just about Elfnein, but I’m sure that was the bulk of it. She sees Miku as a close friend too, people must remember! Either way, It was nice to see Chris display such open and honest joy~ A great contrast to Tsubasa who is obviously breaking apart from the inside…it was way too unnatural the way she responded to that. This is going to get very ugly….;_;

    AUTOSCORERS!!!! THEY RETURNED!!! And just when things were at a point where I didn’t think they could be any more amazing….

    THEY. BROUGHT. BACK. CAROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! T_T I was bawling and my heart was going so fast I might have had a heart attack if I were at risk for something like that ….SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!

    And deifnitely was nice to see the Autoscorers on the side of good for once. I always thought they were pretty neat as well.

    And it’s just pretty fantastic that Elfnein is able to protect herself with more than just her smarts (because that can only take you so far in this insane world)

    I look so very much forward to seeing Carol mete out the punishment those three deserve~

    Sadly, I think Miku’s going to be a much bigger problem. But that’s also good for us, because it raises the chances of the power of love being what saves the day, and for a full on acceptance of feelings.

    Which makes me really think that ferris wheel scene wasn’t some dream induced thing. Hibiki keeps on going on how she’s needed to do something, maybe it always was actually about responding to Miku’s love confession?

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    • Ivn says:

      “Which makes me really think that ferris wheel scene wasn’t some dream induced thing. Hibiki keeps on going on how she’s needed to do something, maybe it always was actually about responding to Miku’s love confession?”

      Dont worry its coming, we will have to wait for when Hibiki sings her second song.

      As you point out, that scene was for us the viewers to understand Hibiki is thinking about what Miku said and about her feelings for her.

      Im going to maybe say something very stupid, but that phrase Hibiki says “Theres a song in my heart”, may very well be related to Miku. Maybe a song she played for Hibiki or something like that, and Hibiki has always been able to grasp victory thanks for her feelings for to Miku and wanting to stay alive for them to be together, just Hibiki is not aware of this.

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    • OG-Man says:

      You know darn well why I emphasized Elfnein when Christopher was relieved her friends were okay.

      If you watch the Ferris Wheel scene in episode 1 and the one in the dream you’d see why the latter was different. Having said that the important thing is Bikkie thinking long and hard about what kind of relationship she wants with Miku.

      It’s almost inevitable that Miku and Tsubasa will be forced to fight against their friends/love interests.

      The Autoscorers returning was mondo cool and Carol reawakening was the cherry on top. This is the show that keeps on giving.

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      • cirno9fan says:

        Ah okay, I looked back at it. It indeed was a result of Hibiki’s own thinking, but I am with that other suggestion made that maybe the weird space Miku is in had the both of them interacting in some weird way. Or maybe HIbiki is jumping to (the right) conclusions about what Miku was thinking then.

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  6. Christian Appel says:

    I wished that they had shown Maria´s reaction when Tsubasa blushed and mentioned Kanade.

    Jealousy or not? They still have to make up and Maria really has to tell Tsubasa what is in her heart.

    That fist talk of HibiMiku sounds a little bit naughty and lewd, if you interpret it otherwise. They know each other very well. Not only in the bath, but in other locations, too.

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  7. LuzeP says:

    What an awesome episode! I admit I didn’t see this coming. Symphogear is so unpredictable. One thing can be many things. But when Milaarc couldn’t hypnotize Elfnein I was like, wait, Carol? And turns out it is Carol, I was like “holy mother of yuri gods”. Autoscorers returned got me smiling ear to ear. The ending scene was awesome. Vanessa and friends are in big trouble.
    Miku’s feeling was clear as day, I think Hibiki knows at some point. She can’t be that oblivious. And Tsubasa, oh dear, mentioning Kanade is not a good sign.

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  8. kitsu260 says:

    The comeback of the fallens one…to fall again.
    Well, supposedly every season the enemy are strongers so it will be difficult the dolls win the current villains but also if mean they can be restaured eventually.


  9. yurimylove says:

    Miku said “you’re the only one i can give myself to”? That’s as explicit a yuri confession there is right?

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