When we last left our heroines they were conveniently transported to the Moon thanks to Tsubasa’s spur of the moment action. Let’s see what awaited them there.
Two new characters were introduced. Actually it’s Enki (the present day mummy guy who looked like a Studio Trigger male character) and Shem-Ha in her original form. The two waged an intense battle that Enki won but at a great cost. That’s when Maria woke up from this flashback dream. By now it’s 100% official that she’s the last of their people or something like that. We’ll get back to this later.
Maria calmly assessed the situation but Tsubasa was still feeling guilty. Maria had had enough and took command. She is pretty much the mother figure of the team and the one who knows Tsubasa best. Readers who saw the chibi specials will know why this is. Short answer, they were assigned together several times. Anyway Maria’s Airgetlam (pendant) started glowing and guided them somewhere important.
Both Team Symphogear and Noble Red were warped to the Death Moon separately where most of them were greeted by security drones. Awesomeness ensued.
We went back to Earth inside Yggdrassil where Shem-Ha had a little chat with Miku.
Miku: Let me out! I have to talk to Hibiki!
Shem-Ha: Oh but twas ye who let me take control of your body in due part to your inner desire to convey emotions too difficult to do on your own. Art I wrong?
Shem-Ha: Surrender thyself to I for I art the future of this world. Thou art the catalyst for great change. Rejoice, oh delectable welp.
I do hope the Symphogear fanbase do the right thing and bless my Twitter timeline with OG Shem-Ha art. I NEED me some hot evil alien space chick.
Back to MariTsuba they entered what looked to be the Death Moon core where they were greeted by an AI Enki which held all the history of the Earth and the extinct lunar civilization. Right. So the ancient civilization were the gods of Earth creating all life and everything that came with it. Reminds me of The New Gods from DC Comics. Not exactly gods but very powerful entities from another galaxy or something like that. Shem-Ha was the “Lucifer/Baal/Satan etc.” of the bunch. After her defeat she split her consciousness inside every single human on Earth guaranteeing an eventual resurrection. Thanks to the outcome of HibiMiku’s battle in S2/G the two became potential vessels for her return. We know what happened next. Her goal is of course to rule the Earth by turning everything and everyone into creatures she can control for all eternity. Basically supervillain plan #5: Change everything to my likeness and rule over all. Another example of a villain with a similar plan was Dr Nefarious, only I’m 200% sure he’s more entertaining than Shem-Ha to most. To me Shem-Ha is like The Queen of Chakra Kaguya from Naruto. What say you my good friend Rory old bean?
Suddenly Milaarc appeared to complete her mission, wreck the Death Moon and break the last seal preventing Shem-Ha from ultimate domination.
Supercharged Milaarc took notes from Dracula and Skarlet in her epic rematch with Tsubasa. Maria gave Tsubasa an effective pep talk. She understood that the best way to get through to her is by addressing her as a fellow warrior. Guess she figured hugs wouldn’t be enough for now. Maybe after the world is saved.
Like the battle with Supercharged Elza it was tough but the tides were turned the moment MariTsuba activated their Amalgam forms. The smile they shared, to me, was squee worthy.
I wonder if what’s left of Milaarc will be her permanent form or she’ll slowly revert to her current self? We’ll see.
Back again on Earth Shem-Ha initiated her plan by covering the planet with dark roots. Next time it’s Captain Bikkie and Christopher’s turn as they face Supercharged Vanessa.
I freakin’ love this series. Two episodes to go.