PSO2 Anime Adaptation: Episode Oracle
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Episode 11 The
You see Io for the first time in the show, who questions if Ash is in Arks, and asks if the horns are bothering him. They’re born with horns you know…but he didn’t. (Hopefully if these are natural-borns they are snub horns...at that time ) Even though she tells him Duman is one of the 4 races of Oracle, he’s super shocked. So, this implies that some time-messing or memory problems were created within him…or regarding the Duman. (As in, they were ‘installed in history’ and everyone else doesn’t remember what it was like when they didn’t exist…except Ash) Remember, Io here is probably 17 or older or so, and nobody ever said Duman age oddly, so you have to take her at face value or so…no way nobody NEVER ran into a single one of these horn-headed folks for 17 years and then magically never noticed. And they’re not rare either. This bit here is meant to kind of help illustrate that.
Ash begins demanding to know all about Dumans from Io.
A passle of kooks:
Matoi arrives and can see Xion too. Ash is shocked, but Xion says it’s not a problem for her to be aware, she’s nothing like Luther. You 2 have many questions but when the time is right the answers will come. Can you put your faith in her again? Believe in her? Matoi doesn’t get it, but she will. Maybe because her voice sounds nostalgic. Xion vanishes, and Matoi calls her warm and mysterious. *Remember, it's Xion who dumped Matoi at the tree via more time manipulation to ensure she didn't die & that Ash finds her. So, she's been in contact with Xion before the nostalgia is natural. And probably so is the affinity.
In the hanger bay, Affin catches up with Ash as they head for Wopal, the ocean planet. Echo is in the background. Once there, Afin goes into the water, which is too salty and gets a seaweed on his head. He offers to listen to Ash, as he’ll lend an ear, as clearly Ash is troubled by something..
Ash is baffled at him, he’s kind of ‘zombie like’ and appears confused. More birds come down, and he stabs all of the stradah. (A stradah looks like a chunky crow with a large head. The head-top has a crown of thorns type effect and the top of the head is the weak point) Theodore says he needs to become stronger. Strong enough to kill every single darker.
Sara appears, and accuses Ash of forgetting her. But then, she has to remind herself that ‘he didn’t do that yet’. So, this is here to show that Xion is already scooting Sara around in time as well.
Echo & Afin wonder if it is safe to come out, as various researchers shelter behind them near a big rock, hiding from the Lanz Vareda. Afin will go see. Sara and Ash appear in the Amduscia-sky-land hide out of the dragonkin. Sara says it’s time to meet a person, who looks like a super pretentious kid who never gets off of his high horse. She takes the orders because it benefits both of us, so come on lets go. Plus, she does owe him one. They walk through the floating cubes and patterned blocks. Xiao is sitting up high on one, and accuses her of saying all the things she just said, that he has overheard.
Instead of fretting (of being rude) she says yes of course, she was sure to say everything loudly enough that he’d be sure to overhear. He claims her personality is really something else. They were ALWAYS like this in the game, smarting back and forth at each other every chance. In the game, like most things, it took you longer to meet him, and there was much more banter between the two of them. Xiao can use telepathy to talk directly into her mind as well. She says she owes it to her ‘role model’ that she is like this. He floats down and introduces himself. His sweater is fizzy like it is in the game.
He explains to Ash that this area is unobservable by Luther. He wanted to see the person that Xion adores. Ash wonders how he knows Xion. He’s like Xion’s little brother, but he must also avoid Luther. Luther’s sole goal is to understand Xion. Ash wonders at that, (Because it is seemingly harmless) so Xiao explains that every action of his is ultimately done for that purpose. Even leading Theodore away. At the moment he’s controlling Arks like a puppet. But there’s still some order, because he doesn’t understand Xion all the way. Xion talks confusingly and cryptically to throw Luther off his game.
Ash feels that Xion’s becoming clearer recently though, so Xiao says it’s because Luther is understanding her more. We must act to bring Arks back to proper form to stop him. However, he recognizes it’s hard for Ash to trust him as a stranger, so he’ll prove it. Xiao will show you proof that we can change how this ends. He sends out a yellow glow to begin the change.
When Ash opens his eyes he’s on Naberius. This surprises Maria but not Sara. Sara tells Maria that it’s just like Xiao said, he sent someone right here, right now. Maria calls it "the coincidence that isn’t". Sara cautions the confused Ash to not say anything that future Sara would know. Didn’t you come here to change history? Ash doesn’t know about it. (Xiao isn’t the smartest, one sentence could’ve fixed it here but he didn’t say it) Maria is worried because Sara’s bossing her (a council member should be bossed by no one), and not explaining anything either.
He seems surprised that now ‘the one from before’ (Ash) and Maria are here. Maria says 40 years ago was when we last faced offin the war that nearly brought the ARKS to its knees. She laments it, but he is happy because it was the greatest experience for him, fighting on with everything he had. Maria counters that comrades died at that time, don’t defile it by calling it wonderful. Alma, Casra Regius and I couldn’t defeat you but now after 40 years it's a rematch to mow him down. She tells Zeno to stay out of it because he’ll be in the way. (Remember, he is injured here but he’s not out of the fight)
Everyone agrees to escape now, because Elder uses the break to re-appear himself half way up the red pillar (of evil) to access it’s power. Persona looks on for only a moment before portaling himself out in a dark orb. Nobody here can fly nor levitate, no one has a chance to get up that high and knock him down, so to cut and run is fine.
Everyone appears back on a camp ship & Ash lowers Zeno to the floor. He apologizes for needing rescued. Maria says it’s a miracle that he fought it and lived. They do the “Zeno boy VS don’t call me Zeno boy” thing from the game. Zeno laments the fight despite Maria’s comment, saying “So much for being brave to Casra to lead it off.” Maria had not known that Casra was there (He always was) and concludes that now Luther knows some of what happened. Zeno is mad he can’t protect anyone. Maria says that’s right, for a HU who does what he pleases. But she’ll train him. It won’t attract Luther attention if she does it. Zeno asks Ash to keep it a secret from Echo, because it’ll spoil the plan if she knows. Plus, a good wake up call for her, he’ll be back for sure, so take care of her till then. They all vanish in golden light that is no doubt Xiao's doing.
Xiao asks do you believe?
Back on the beach Afin is looking for Ash, who teleports in, frightening him. Afin says he seems relieved, to which he says he did listen to him about going forward, but caused Echo trouble and should apologize to her. Afin runs after Ash to go do this.
The Episode Ends
Don't ask about time:
In all, quite a good episode that does the game justice & actually gives more cannon information like that Xion shoved Hadred's ribbon back in time 100 years after his death at his final Vs. Quna fight so that the ARKS would create Dumen to help fight Falz and the PD.
Episode 12 Past And Future
Episode 12 The Past And Future
Luther is in his mystery room with the big blue patterned ‘portal’ thing and he’s monologing again. He claims to know what Xion is up to but will ‘let her’ because Oracle & Arks are already in the palm of his hand and to stop her now would supposedly make it ‘too boring’. He leans on the portal with his eyes closed, saying the gift of long life lets him see how it all plays out…but he’s impressed with her pawn (Ash)
She does hear him, from the other side of the portal and vanishes.
Ash is doing a workout of pull-ups as he flashes back to saving Zeno and thinks about the previous fights. They have given him a little digital workout monitor machine strapped to his chin ups bar that minds heart-beat etc. It's a fun detail that makes sense to add. He gets a call from Sara who accuses him of being ‘naked’ as she covers her eyes, although he just had his shirt off and there is an obvious workout bar in the background. He figures she’d eventually call with more orders to go into the past, but she says no, it’s too dangerous, Xiao wants us to do our best with what we have in the moment. She explains this to him as he suits up into his shirt and the usual jacket/casual wear he has had before. He likes the sound of creating the future.
She wants an escort on Wopal. Luther’s watching your movements, but Xiao wrecked it for him with hacking--so Luther will not observe if you leave to go do the escort now. It’s safe to go there, so see you soon. He leaves his mystery crystal on his bed and goes where she says, which is to the camp ship which portals to Wopal. Once at the beach, she finds him but asks what he’s needed for if they can do all of that hacking, campship-arranging and Luther-prevention. She asks instead for him to follow her, so he does into a rocky grotto area ‘sea cavern’.
As they go, Sara explains lately we’ve been discovering labs all over on Wopal but Luther destroys them before ARKS gets there. This time, we’ll get there first. He’s surprised at a pretty waterfall, glowing fountain and big room with the rainbow type lights and orbs on racks set in the stone of the walls. Orbs with fish creatures in them bubble and swirl. There’s a dead mermaid in one! Sara explains he toys with life, like the Void Apparatus.
They move on to another room that has globes on the ceiling and pillars that don’t hold up anything. Water is always about a foot or so of the floor, so wherever they go, they are always wading. Sara gets to a console that looks like a broken off pillar but makes a hologram screen pop out when she gets close. The console works, so she calls Xiao to start the transfer. Xiao calls Ash, with a way to oppose Luther, if it’s anywhere they’ll find it here. Ash asks just what is Luther anyway?
As in the games it is here, Luther's power is very nebulous and ill-defined.
Back in Luthers loser-cave or whatever it is, he sits on the ground leaning on the portal reminiscing at Xion who he believes can hear him about how the Photoners yearned for her power but couldn’t even get it when they copied her and failed. But, he knows there’s a way to understand her. Soon, we’ll finally become one, he says as he seems satisfied.
Ash then asks but why is he so after Xion all the time?
All life would be annihilated by the darkness. That’s why she sought help through you, assures Xiao. Sara finds the data Luther had stored in the pillar-computer, but it’s a big chunk of data with the records of the planet itself. Ash sees a symbol on a door and says ‘that mark is’....But the room begins to flood a little. Luther arrives with Theodore, who has one red eye and one green eye and the Duman horn now. Ash tells Sara that Theodore is supposed to be a newman/and that he knew him. Sara says people can't just change their own race.
Sara is shocked. Luther has Theodore create a huge explosion in the middle of the room which breaks everything in the area. Luther is happy, and compliments him on his talents. Theodore offers to hit it again, but he says no because he’s left something behind to findand finding scraps keeps ARKS dancing in the palm of his hand. They then leave in his glowy light portal thing that he can do at will.
Why does Luther NEED Theodore to do these explosions? Can he not cast techs? They never explain this in the game, either.
Ash breaks them out from under a rock, and Sara has gotten the data just in time before the explosion went off. A cave in will soon occur so they run away dodging boulders. Sara thanks him for saving her. Xiao calls glad that they’re ok. Ash frets about Theodore because he couldn’t stop Luther taking him. Ash asks Xiao if it’s possible to stop Luther vs Theodore, but the past can’t always be changed. He can’t interfere but he also can’t explain so please believe him until then. Ash walks off sadly, Sara says it makes him seem cruel…and Xiao agrees that it actually is, but there’s nothing he can do about it.
Instead, she asks him about the data. He says it leads him to believe that Luther was trying to replicate Xion on Wopal. This shocks her. But he scrapped the experiment. Sara takes it to mean he doesn’t need a fake any more, and this means we’re running out of time.
What was the symbol on the door? (It wasn't in the game)
Xion appears in Ash’s room while he’s trying to sleep.
Xion closes her eyes at this, so he concludes it’s inevitable, but what about the staff? (Clarissa staff) Why not use that/not find it/why make him find it? She says the only thing that anyone can do is choose one out of the infinite possibilities in each moment. He’s mad now, demanding why him only? She says it’s because only he can use ‘our power’ to cross the time stream. Through her orders she can change the future, but some of them have gone amiss.
She entrusts the newest choice to him, what time, what place, who do you wish to save?
A Lanz Vareda circles overhead but she can’t call for help in her arm communicator. (Luther is blocking it) She picks up a big rifle, and looks for it. However, it’s perched atop the tank now, so she blasts it, peppering it with bullets but of course it is bulletproof now too. It tries to attack anyway, knocking her down and a few shots hit the tank. Once she’s fallen, it leaps up to air-charge in and stab/murder her however these things are supposed to work, but Ash is able to grab her out of the way and get the gun. He shoots the weak-point orange striped dot/dome that all darkers have, and it screeches while the ‘blood’ pours out of it.
Ulc is shocked and cries to see him, she can still stand and he helps her up. Now, she’s unhurt. The tank begins to spark and explodes but again he can push her out of the way. She needs to get back to her mission, she says, but a support partner arrives. It’s Xiao borrowing the body (He explains with his own voice coming out of it, remember most support PA’s are usually small female doll looking things). He says we need to get out of here right away, so they climb a building. He explains that Ulc should have been killed there…so she wants to report in that she’s alive. He blocks her, saying everyone needs to believe she’s dead because Luther wanted her to die.
He furthers it with, Luther meddled with her application so she’d get into ARKS despite not having photon aptitude. Then, he made sure she was sent to the front lines so she’d be killed. But why her, she asks? Ash says it’s to get at Theodore. They then see from their vantage-poin in the tall building they climbed the Zeno / Echo / Theo group come upon Ulc’s burning tank and Theodore freaks out. Ulc is shocked that somehow Ash is now in 2 places at once. Ash wants Ulc to tell Theo she’s alive right away, but Xiao says no…until Luther believes he possesses Theodore, he won’t stop going after Ulc’s life.
There’s nothing we can do to stop Theo from falling to Luther now…we have to take this victory.
So then why beat up on Ash for choosing Ulc here?
The simplest explanation that SHOULD be given here is that the time trickery is expressly always used to FOOL LUTHER into thinking he is winning. Ulc can’t reveal NOW that she is ok, it has to be later when it will cripple his plans. It’s like hiding that Zeno is alive too, it has to be hidden from even Echo so that Luther believes it. Everything is coordinated to trick him, and that’s a really easy plan to believe in.
Ulc interrupts them, saying she’s no idea of what they are banging on about but, she understands they’re both really upset that they can’t save everyone, right? And then, what’s Xiao’s deal, what kind of attitude is that (she refers to that saving her was some how not good enough) when he saved her? She demands. He talks like it’s better that she died…he has to defend himself with "that’s not what he meant."
Her plan is to "beat up Luther and restore everything to normal/make it like new again". (Easier said than done)
Ash begins to glow with the golden light of Xion moving someone in time. Ulc is shocked, Xiao says his time here is nearly up. Xiao tells Ash he’ll take care of Ulc. Ash says he’ll tell Theodore that Ulc is alive once he gets back to the present. Xiao doesn’t tell him no, just to act on what he feels. Ulc hurriedly thanks him for saving her as he fades into the light.
Now, he smiles as he flies through it toward the future that he desires.
End of Episode 12
“Came up with it on her own” This is Xiao seeing that Ulc really IS the right choice for Arks leader as he’s seen her say stuff like that in the future but never knew where she got it. Now, he sees where she did (the rooftop) and laughs because she’s the right choice. It wasn't super pointed out-clear in the episode but that's what this exchange was.
It’s the same with the Dragonkin,