The distraught Gandharva holds Teo in his arms, trying in vain to heal her as Sagara taunts him. Sagara reminds him that Menaka also died because of his indecisiveness, then points out that Gandharva and Maruna had already killed many humans before she arrived.
Cloche criticizes Clophe for never speaking to anyone except her, but he responds that once you start talking to someone you start being friends, and he only wants to be friends with her. She points out that if they were friends, then why did he abandon her to chase a human? Clophe meekly claims that he wanted to be friends with it for a while before killing it, only to have Cloche point out that he ran away in the end without killing her. She then realizes the Chaos barrier is gone, and they continue to wait for the Earth barrier to be broken so they can carry out Sagara's mission.
Cloche relates an earlier conversation in which Sagara, fed up with Gandharva's indecisiveness, decided to cut him loose after his task of killing the Priest of Chaos was finished. She also changed her plan to have him attack Kalibloom instead of them. Cloche was worried because of how terrifying Gandharva was the day he made an ocean. Sagara commented that even so, he was still a nastika subject to the limits of realms, so he is unable to take sura form, plus all his physical capabilities have been weakened. What's more, he also had a number of his transcendental skills sealed by Taraka. Sagara knew that the seals haven't been undone yet because her own were still intact.
Clophe infers that she meant to use his emotional resonance to make the Gandharva halfs go berserk. Cloche confirms that Gandharva started having mood swings after meeting Menaka, and was unstable at the time they came through the gate. However, the Gandharva halfs within Kalibloom aren't enough to destroy it. Cloche adds that Sagara expected something more, and Gandharva would cause the ruin of the city.
Sagara continues to provoke Ghandarva, using information on his daughter Shakuntala in order to push him to his breaking point.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Sagara mentions that Menaka died the same way as Teo. She may have witnessed Menaka's death and didn't do anything about it. If that is the case, it would explain why Gandharva hates her.
- Sagara tells Gandharva that he is not a philanthropist, unlike Shuri. The term can also be read as "human-loving." In Season 1, Yuta recalled Shuri teaching him not to harm humans.
- On what happened to Gandharva:
- Cloche describes the day Gandharva made an ocean in the sura realm. Gandharva's earlier flashback scenes showed pressure on him to create an ocean.
- Taraka attacked the Gandharva clan. The scene shown is a third version of a scene already shown from Taraka and Gandharva's POVs. Sagara also mentioned this attack earlier.
- The above also imply that both Sagara and Cloche were witnesses to the events. This would explain why Cloche is knowledgeable about what happened to Shakuntala.
- Sagara may also have been dragged into the conflict, and had her transcendentals sealed at the same moment. At the very least, it doesn't appear as though she had her transcendental sealed by Taraka back in D500 (assuming Taraka even existed back then), since Yuta has since killed Taraka multiple times.
- Earlier chapters also showed that Manasvin and Sagara went to see Gandharva between N0 and the events in N5. If this visit occurred around N5, it would explain Sagara and Cloche's presence there, and might be related to Manasvin's disappearance.
- For more on what happened to the Gandharva clan, see the spoilers section of S.2 Ep.60.
- Cloche mentions that Gandharva had mood swings after meeting Menaka. This supports the theory of some fans, that Menaka made Gandharva abandon the Way of the King.
- Cloche mentions that there was controversy on whether Gandharva was fit to be a King. Maruna intially thought poorly of Gandharva, though he later changed his mind. Hura also mentioned nastikas from the Gandharva clan coming over to the Asura clan, so perhaps it was in objection to Gandharva's governance style.
Back in the year N5, Urvasi laments that in these five years, trapped in the sura realm, many from the Gandharva clan have died, but still no god has come to make an ocean. Makara finds this outcome evident, remarking that it would even be more credible for Taksaka to be a female than for a god to make them an ocean. Urvasi wishes for Gandharva to make an ocean instead, rather than let the clan succumb as easy prey, but Makara counters that Gandharva could die. To demonstrate his point, he launches an attack at a distant mountain, causing a hole within it. He points out that the attack would have destroyed a planet in the human realm, but it barely has any effect on the environment in the sura realm. Thus, creating an ocean would be much more difficult for Gandharva in the sura realm compared to the human realm, more so since he's not a god. Urvasi apologizes for his thoughts, but is nonetheless in despair over the state of the clan, especially after they let Ananta die. Shakuntala listens darkly to their conversation.
Shakuntala goes to find her father, who asks her if she just returned from greeting Maruna. Shakuntala apologizes to him, and tells him that a rakshasa wandered outside their territory and succumbed to the harsh environment. For a while, she thought that it would have been better if her father had created an ocean, even though it would be dangerous for him. However, the thought made her feel guilty, so she couldn't stop crying. Gandharva tells her that on the contrary, she is a good person. He reassures her by telling her of the promise that Visnu made.
A flashback shows Visnu acknowledging how the Gandharva clan is weak to the toxicity of the sura realm. However, he asks Gandharva to purify the environment until an ocean is made, promising that it won't be long. He says he will tell the other gods.
Gandharva then tells Shakuntala that Visnu can see the future, so he must have seen a god come to make them an ocean. He asks her to patiently wait until everything is resolved.
Elsewhere, pair of Gandharva suras notices a larger sura approaching. Since their transcendental skills are not working, they conclude it is a Taraka sura, but they are surprised because they have never seen one that looked like that. They expect it to be weak, but before they can warn the others, the sura attacks and kills both of them. An army of Taraka suras appear in the distance.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Makara says that Taksaka being female would be more credible than a god making an ocean for the Gandharva clan. the finite (Currygom's side novel) explains that nastikas from the Vritra clan can no longer take female form, but even before this, Taksaka never took female form because he completely identified himself as a male.
- Makara comments on the fact that the environment of the sura realm is hard to change. the finite also noted that the landscape barely changes there. As a result, superior suras who like to fight prefer the more stable sura realm.
- Makara also reveals that although nastikas are stronger than gods, Gods are better at creation. This is actually in line with Hindu mythology: the devas and the asuras represent the creative and destructive sides of nature.
- Gandharva mentions Shakuntala heading out to welcome Maruna. This means Maruna left the Gandharva clan for a while. A later episode reveals that he returned to the Garuda clan in N1. He was warned against Yuta then.
- On Visnu's promise:
- We saw Gandharva talking about Visnu's promise in Season 1.
- Visnu tends to speak in vague terms. Kasak has already commented on this in Season 1, and Gandharva also makes note this later in the season.
- However, Visnu's insight is also the most powerful amongst gods, even among primeval gods. the finite reveals that he is able to see the consequences of all choices, and his insight works on both gods and nastikas. This is implied throughout the series, as Kasak, Kubera, and Agni, all hint at the extent of Visnu's ability. In this episode as well, Gandharva had faith in the future that Visnu promised.
- This episode thus confirms what many readers have suspected: Visnu knew exactly what would happen to the Gandharva clan, but purposely misled Gandharva. He said that he'd tell the gods, and that an ocean would be made. But the one who made the ocean was Gandharva (see next episode).
- In a Season 1 flashback, Manasvin told Gandharva that Varuna herself would need to come to make an ocean for the Gandharva clan, even though Varuna is the god who has killed the most suras. However, the series has implied that Gandharva may have destroyed a planet that Varuna was protecting. As a result, Varuna may be particularly hostile against him.
- Previous episodes hinted at the events in this flashbacks. See the spoiler section for the next episode for an overview.
- Of the pair of Gandharva suras: one is a nastika, the other is a rakshasa, as evidenced by their speech bubbles and the color of their blood when killed (the rakshasa's blood is purple and the nastika's is red).
- Of the Taraka suras approaching in the distance: we saw a similar scene in Season 1, when Sagara was thinking of Ananta. This implies that the Ananta clan was once attacked by the Taraka clan.
- According to the conversation between the two suras from the Gandharva clan, the large Taraka sura is unusual. Earlier, Sagara noticed another fact that's unusual: that Chaos magic is available again.
Hanuman, 3rd King of the Yaksha clan, assists the Gandharva clan in the battle against the Taraka clan, but isn't willing to stay indefinitely. An armed Urvasi wonders why Shakuntala is being so stubborn in such a critical situation...
The Gandharva clan has a plan to have their strongest suras go into hiding, but Gandharva refuses to leave without Shakuntala. She in turn refuses to go in place of other stronger rakshasas who would die as a result, and Makara is frustrated with this time-wasting impasse. Gandharva seems to finally give up on Visnu's promise and decides to make an ocean himself. Makara criticizes him for his death wish just to keep his daughter safe, while Shakuntala becomes distraught.
The present Gandharva laments that he has lost everything. Sagara leaves him behind, and informs Riagara and Pingara that things are proceeding as planned. Pingara asks if they are safe enough, and she assures them that they are fine since Gandharva is limited in his attacks and his inability to take sura form. Suddenly, with the wind blustering around them, the trio is shocked to see that he has, in fact, just transformed.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Hanuman was shown twice in Season 2: first as part of a smaller flashback hinting at the events in this episode, then in a flashback by Ran's mother, revealing her to be Ran's maternal grandmother.
- A large part of this doble episode flashback was either shown or could be guessed from previous scenes:
- Ep.38: Events leading up to this flashback: the growing pressure for an ocean. The Gandharva clan was shown right after N0, suffering from the effects of the toxic environment. The clan asks Gandharva to create an ocean, but Makara reminds the crowd that it could be fatal to Gandharva. Even later, when Sagara and Manasvin come to see Gandharva, an ocean still hasn't been created. Worried for Shakuntala, Gandharva asks his daughter again if he should create an ocean two episodes later.
- Ep.53: The Gandharva clan is attacked. Urvasi holds back the attackers, and says they must abandon the weak and seek refuge with the Garuda clan. Shakuntala wants to stay behind with the children, while Makara tries to reason with her. There is more mention of an ocean. Hanuman helps, but says her help is limited.
- Ep.36: Shakuntala is shown being dragged away by a hooded figure. An additional clue that Makara was the one who took Shakuntala is provided in Ep.38 when Gandharva says that he only needs to find Makara, who will know where she is.
- Ep.2-58: Cloche talks about the day Gandharva creates an ocean.
- Early in Ep.16, Gandharva told Agni that there was no-one from his clan for him to attack anymore, further hinting at the outcome.
- Taraka thinks of a bloody Gandharva while describing the ideal prey in Ep.95. Gandharva is in human form, explained now by the fact that Taraka clan suras can prevent nastikas from taking sura form.
- Later we see the same scene from Gandharva's point of view, when he's talking with Leez in Kalibloom in Ep.2-31.
- Sagara both mentions and thinks of a scene of this very attack.
- All these allow readers to conclude early on that the ones who attacked Gandharva were the Taraka clan.
- Sagara, Manasvin, and Cloche may have been present at the time of the attack, which would explain why Sagara and Cloche seem knowledgeable about certain events. See spoiler section of Ep.2-58.
- The Taraka clan may also have been part of the attack against the Ananta clan in D500. This would explain why Ananta apparently didn't take sura form, either.
- Gandharva taking sura form probably represents the nastika card that Claude picked earlier. As it happens, that card shows a huge figure overlooking a bit of terrain, which is more or less the case here.
A grumpy Priest of Earth is in the process of turning off the security system for God Kubera's god-class items for Claude. He explains that unlike other god items, these need to be ready to be presented to God Kubera whenever he asks for them. They suddenly hear a loud explosion outside, alarming Siera, who ends up dragging a protesting Claude back outside. When they see the mountains of ice around the city, Claude urges Siera to hurry to the barrier stone. Claude tells him that he will stay behind because he has pressing matters with Yuta, but Yuta already left the spot where Claude had him wait. Elsewhere, Yuta is terrified, thinking that he is about to die.
Meanwhile, as magic spells and transcendental skills explode nearby, Leez wonders why the sky looks different, why there is ice, and why there are fights breaking out around them. Asha points out that only the Gandharva halfs have lost control, and recalls something similar happening near Mistyshore. When Asha tries to get more information from Ran, she finds him panicking behind Leez and calling out to his mother for help, as Leez explains that he is afraid of halfs. Asha has a hunch about what's going on, and decides to go to the Magic Guild for more information.
Elwin notices that the Chaos barrier is gone, but tries to convince herself that Teo is okay. Maruna had flown them a small distance away from Kalibloom after seeing Gandharva in sura form, but wonders if it is far enough. He is surprised at the turn of events, though he notices that Gandharva's sura form is the smallest he has ever seen it. The turrets start firing at Gandharva but fail to do any damage. In retaliation, Gandharva breaks the barrier with a single headbutt. Maruna finally decides that Gandharva is not sane and the situation is becoming very dangerous, so he grabs Elwin, takes to the air, and quickly flees the area as Gandharva unleashes a transcendental skill, flooding all the lands around Kalibloom.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Siera mentions that they have to be ready to present God Kubera's items back to the god 'whenever' the god asks for them. This may have happened in N5, since God Kubera is wearing the armor and wielding the spear in Asha's flashback in N5.
- Gods can normally merge and unmerge an item at will, so it's unclear why God Kubera would need to store his items elsewhere. One theory is that since losing his name, he is no longer able to merge back his items.
- Claude doesn't seem surprised by the attack. He probably anticipated it thanks to his cards.
- This is the last time we see Claude's fur hat, which he left behind in the basement.
- Taraka explained in Season 1 that Taraka clan suras feel fear when facing an opponent they can't defeat, evidently the case here. Yuta also mentioned this to Riagara.
- According to Rana, Ran was apparently attacked by his own mother during the Cataclysm. Here, it appears that Ran first sought her for help, unless there is something more going on.
- Maruna notes that Gandharva is the smallest he's ever seen. Nastikas can change the size of their sura form. A previous exhibit noted that Gandharva is usually shown as planet-sized, though Agni once saw him big enough to swallow a red star. Currygom once mentioned in her now-closed me2day that nastikas avoid showing their biggest size.
Thanks to Mr. Kasak, Brilith confirms several pieces of information regarding the attack on Atera: that several superior suras have come to Willarv from the sura realm, that the person called Sagara was really a nastika, and that one of the suras caused all the red sky incidents as well as the two attacks on Atera. She is upset with Agni's apparent indifference to her investigation.
Agni suddenly gives her a distracting hug from behind. He then asks Mr. Kasak how long it would take him to arrive at Kalibloom. The half dragon replies that it would be about 30 minutes via his transcendental "Crescent Gate." Agni tells him to leave for Kalibloom, and suggests calling Agwen to maintain the barrier. Suspecting that Agni plans to fight someone there, Brilith asks him what is going on in Kalibloom. However, he asks her whether she wants him to return to the god realm. He then tells her to stop worrying and to go to sleep. He departs, leaving Brilith depressed about how little use she is to him.
Gandharva's attack shatters the Earth barrier. The other people at the temple realize that it is restored again, but Siera has collapsed. They urgently call all magicians capable of maintaining the barrier. One of these magicians is in the process of putting out a fire. However, Agni suddenly emerges from the flames, and after some friendly advice about being careful with fires, he asks to be taken to the barrier seat before the city gets wiped out. A tsunami approaches Kalibloom. Maruna grabs Elwin and flees the area, as the whole region around Kalibloom floods.
After the last attack, Leez has difficulty getting Ran to come to his senses, only to realize that he has fainted. Asha notices that the floodwaters have suddenly stopped rising, and that the barrier is now stronger than before. It has also changed attributes, because Agni has arrived.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Kasak mentions that he needs to shake off "things" when he passes through the Crescent Gate. We later learn that he has to shake off suras from the Taraka clan.
- It was previously mentioned that Agni has to remain hidden because of Visnu's post-Cataclysm rules. Here, it seems he may be unable to speak about the ongoing events because of these same rules, and he may be forced to return to the god realm otherwise.
- It seems Leez was right. Idioty Smith (Babo Kim) is overly friendly with everyone x3.
- We learn this episode that gods are able to change a barrier's attribute. Asha is the only human shown so far capable of doing this.
Agni faces the sura-form Gandharva, noting that he was much smaller than he has ever seen. He tries to assess Gandharva's state of mind, and concludes that he is not rational enough to talk things out and has to be stopped by force.
At the Kalibloom Magic Guild, it dawns on Leez that they are in a more dangerous situation than they were in Atera, but Asha reassures her that they have no need to worry as long as Agni keeps the barrier up. Leez is disappointed to learn that she was the only one who did not already know about something important (Agni being on Willarv), again. As the guild magicians try to formulate a plan for after the god's eventual departure, Riche insists that the obvious course of action would be to kill the sura, and she would even loan out her god-class items for the cause.
Agni wants to increase his attacks, but has to hold back to allow Brilith to recover her vigor. He attempts to lure Gandharva away from the city, but he refuses to budge for some reason.
Underneath the water is Teo's body, suspended in ice.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Like Maruna, Agni notes that Gandharva is the smallest he's ever seen. Nastikas can change the size of their sura form. A previous exhibit noted that Gandharva is usually shown as planet-sized, though Agni once saw him big enough to swallow a red star. Currygom once mentioned in her now-closed me2day that nastikas avoid showing their biggest size.
- Why would they want a Gandharva sura's carcass? Why, to make transport ships of course!
Riche brings many of her god-level items to the magic guild. Asha picks out a vajra made by Indra that specializes in hoti indra spells. It is heavy and requires the use of silent magic, but Asha has no problems picking it up. When Asha says that she would have asked for this instead of the Neutral Bow if she knew about it, Riche offers to sell it for 200,000 gold, but Asha declines. Riche tells the other magicians that she is keeping track of who takes what, to charge them for any that gets lost. Asha suggests that if she were to die, then there would be nobody to collect any money. Riche retorts that it is none of her business.
Asha then notices that Ran's bag with the Neutral Bow is missing, and asks Leez what happened to it. Leez said it probably fell off on their way to the guild and was probably underwater... why? She didn't realize that the Neutral Bow was inside the bag, since the bag was too small to fit the bow inside. Asha coldly explains that the bow can be reduced in size. Leez thinks Asha should have told her earlier, but still apologizes for losing it. Asha tells her to give up on it, but Leez quickly runs off to find it before Asha can stop her. Meanwhile, Riche finds the situation amusing, and points out that it is Asha's fault for not telling the girl in the first place. Riche advises Asha to go after her.
Claude continues to search for Yuta, calling for him, saying that hiding is not helping with anything, and that Leez could die because of his inaction. This brings Yuta to his senses. Claude quickly explains that his situation is hypothetical: hoti yama shows the moment of inevitable death, when the God of Death personally scratches off a person's name in Hell. However, a person can still die before then. Claude asks Yuta to fire the Neutral Bow, at least to protect Leez. On the way, Yuta thinks to himself that Leez cannot die... at the hands of another.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- We've already seen Asha use silent magic to control the path of a lightning spell.
- Asha had no trouble picking up the 'heavy' Vajra. She also displayed unusual strength at several occasions: when strangling Leez, and at the Test of the Sword.
- Asha's warning is correct: Riche later gets chased by a sura, and has to hand over the Vajra for free in return for being rescued.
- Leez had a hard time carrying both the Sword of Re and Ran. Ran was the one carrying the bag, so he may have dropped the bag when Gandharva attacked.
- We later learn that Yuta can use Insight when his eyes turn blue-green, though it isn't clear what purpose they served here. See spoiler section of chapter 2-110.
Leez dives into the water and quickly finds Ran's bag, trapped under a large rock. However, as soon as she frees the bag, it is swept away in the current. Though she is running out of breath, she is determined to get the bag, because it holds her father's weapon, and because she does not want to disappoint Asha once again. When she is close to drowning, Asha suddenly drags her to the surface.
When Leez tries to argue that she almost had the bag, Asha slaps her hard enough to draw blood. Asha coldly tells Leez to hit back if she thinks that she did not deserve it. However, Leez says she does deserve it, and starts to come up with increasingly trivial reasons of why Asha would be so angry with her. Asha becomes more irritated because she never guesses the true reason, and complains about her way of thinking. Leez says she is nothing but a burden, and silently begs Asha not to leave her. Seeing this, Asha finally relents and heals her with hoti asvins.
Asha reveals that they are now outside the barrier, with no quick means of getting back inside. She begins to think of a way to fend off the sura. She deduces that the underwater current was caused by the monster consuming the seawater, and comes up with a plan to get Agni to block the flow somehow. Leez thinks that a god would have already noticed, but Asha explains that the current only manifests below the surface, and Agni himself dislikes being underwater, so he may not have noticed. While Leez volunteers to help out, Asha comes up with a way to convey the information...
Agni is relieved that Brilith is replenishing her vigor faster, and prepares for another attack. Then he sees what appears to be a screaming, airborne person in the distance. Thinking that a magician had come to help, he picks her up but kindly warns her of the danger, only to realize that the person is Leez, who had been sent up there by Asha. Leez starts to apologize, but in the next instance recognizes him as Idioty Smith.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Leez referring to herself as a burden is a callback to her first encounter with Asha. While she accepted all of Asha's other insults, she wanted Asha to at least admit that she's not a burden. However, Asha has since referred to her as a burden/baggage (same word in Korean) again a few times in the series, and generally treated her like a nuisance. Though Leez pretended to shrug it off all this time, evidently it affected her more than was outwardly apparent.
- Asha describes Agni as the strongest of all gods of fire. To those who are confused: there are multiple gods for each attribute. The god of a star would also be considered a god of fire, though his jurisdiction would only be that star. As the highest-ranking god of fire, however, Agni's jurisdiction encompasses all fire in the universe.
- Currygom explained in her blog that right now, Gandharva can't actually see Agni because of his size, and is pretty much just blindly sending out attacks.
- It seems Leez was right. Babo Kim is overly friendly with everyone x4.
- Asha obviously sent Leez up with bhavati vayu.
Agni sees same insight he originally had on Leez in Atera. Again, Leez tells him that she only fights to protect the Name. This time, she then asks a person if he is disappointed that she does not choose to save the life of others. When the person answers no, she tells him, smiling, that he must know the answer she would give.
Leez refers to Agni as Idioty Smith, then apologizes again for mistaking the god for someone else. As soon as she mentions the water below, Agni immediately understands that she want he should stop the water. Leez is surprised that Agni knew already, but Agni thanks her for telling him. He then wonders whether evaporating the water would buy him some time. Leez awkwardly tells him to throw her into the mountains nearby, as her body is durable so she will probably survive. However, Agni speaks of her true grief, and of the crying girl he met once. He tells her to allow herself to cry, or she will end up forgetting how. Leez finally realizes that he really is Idioty Smith, and starts crying, while being consoled by Agni.
Agni finally sets her down, and decides to tell her one fact to ease her loneliness: even in her difficult life, there will be someone who stays with her until the end, probably someone who loves her very much. He disappears, leaving Leez to wonder who he could be talking about.
Agni boils away the water below, exposing much of the submerged landscape. When Gandharva's sura form disappears, he ponders the connection between Gandharva's transformation and the water, but is nonetheless puzzled because water should not be a requirement, but transformation should not be possible in the human realm. He decides to attack before Gandharva transforms again, but hesitates in surprise when he sees Gandharva crying, before being engulfed in Gandharva's transcendental attack.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
Sagara notes that Gandharva should have been able to prevent Agni from evaporating the water. When Gandharva suddenly attacks Agni with a powerful transcendental, a surprised Sagara explains to her underlings that it is his unique transcendental called "Frozen Tear" that could only be used if he cried, but it had been sealed by Taraka. Since the transcendental would not affect a god, Sagara concludes that Gandharva has either finally lost his mind or wants Agni to kill him.
When Agni realizes that Gandharva is crying, he tries to talk with him, asking Gandharva to stop harming humans, then reminding him about his clan and daughter. Gandharva simply responds with one attack after another. A frustrated Agni then summons a flaming sword wrapped in a chain and changes their surroundings. He reveals that he has known a way to kill Gandharva for a long time now, but hasn't killed him because of Menaka's pacifistic influence on him. He even hoped that the could become allies one day, though that idea is turning out to be a delusion. Gandharva looks surprised at this last comment, since he himself had a similar wish, but then a great swirling column of brown smoke surrounds them.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- The fact that Gandharva can now use a transcendental previously sealed by Taraka, is actually a clue to what happened to Kasak within the Crescent Gate. See the spoilers section for chapter 2-82.
- Agni summoned his weapon again, like he did back in Season 1 when Brilith summoned him back. This weapon allows him to copy and use the unique fire-based transcendentals of other beings. Here, he used 2 transcendentals:
- Extermination, Taksaka's unique transcendental. Since the skill normally needs to be used in sura form, Agni can only access the side-effects of the ability, but it allows him to use Fathomless Fire.
- Fathomless Fire, Vritra's unique transcendental. Though Agni learned this skill long ago, it can normally only be used in sura form, so Agni could only use it after learning Extermination.
- Agni can only copy an ability once he's been killed by it, so it implies that he was killed by both Taksaka and Vritra. lol.
- In Season 1, Agni told Gandharva that if he wanted so, he'd have killed him long ago. It seems here that he had really found a method.
- The scene that Agni thinks of, where he and Gandharva are allies, is the same scene that Gandharva imagined in Chapter 18.
In a past conversation with Visnu, Gandharva laments his heavy responsibilities as King, as all he wants to do is prioritize his wife Menaka. He wonders if he would have been happier if he had not received the name Gandharva. Visnu responds that in that case, Menaka would be the wife of whoever else was "Gandharva", and adds that perfect names do not exist. Although his name will bring him suffering, it will also bring him happiness, love, and friendship transcending the races. Gandharva thinks that obviously, love refers to Menaka, happiness refers to his soon-to-be-born child, and friendship refers to Visnu. Visnu smiles then agrees. Gandharva thinks that as long as his family and friends can remain with him for all eternity, he can bear with the inconveniences of being King. However, Visnu tells him that nothing is eternal, and that everything is just a possibility that will depend on the choices he makes. Gandharva complains about the fact that Visnu is speaking in riddles again, but Visnu just laughs it off.
In the present, Gandharva wonders if Visnu foresaw the loss of everyone he loves, leaving him without any reason to live. He gradually becomes aware that Agni is calling him without the intent of killing him. Agni explains that he is using his transcendental Fathomless Fire to allow them to talk without being spied on, as He only has power over earth. Agni had put on a show to pretend that he wanted to kill Gandharva. He warns Gandharva to start talking. The nastika just silently wonders why Agni is showing him mercy, as he is too weak to even have value as an ally now. He thinks he has enough, but gets punched by Agni, who tells him that his eyes resemble the countless people that Agni has seen who had lost the will to live. He deduces that something happened to Gandharva's daughter, but adds that his sins are too heavy to just run away: many humans have died because of Gandharva, including those on Gresvan, a planet Gandharva destroyed. Agni asks him if he has no feelings of guilt. Gandharva thinks of Teo, and looks down. Seeing that, Agni is glad that he still has some sort of conscience. He asks Gandharva if he knows why nastikas do not have an afterlife, but decides not to say more. He then advises Gandharva to find something he can do, even help the humans.
Suddenly, Agni feels Brilith being threatened. He undoes his transcendental and quickly disappears. Left alone, Gandharva wonders about Agni's generosity, and wonders if he would be allowed a reason to live if he were to side with humans.
A group of magicians and fighters, including Parr, are searching for the nastika that they presume is now in human form. They also ask Parr to tell them if she sees the ones who attacked Teo before. Parr hopes Teo is safe.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Currygom's comment: (Gandharva's) pants are on because I don't want to raise the rating (to adult).
- Currygom's afterword for this episode (posted December 2, 2013):
- (thumbnail - Gandharva): Hasn't it been a long time since Gandharva was shown with long hair?
- Sometimes when a post under Kubera Settings (in the main blog menu) is not visible, it's because I added some content which appears in the next episode of Kubera and set it to private. It's too late to post it after the webtoon gets updated, so I'm adding things in advance.
- (Gandharva and Visnu): Both of them like to go barefoot.
- (Agni and Gandharva): Agni never gets mad, even if you hit him a lot. He's Patient Kim, Generous Kim, Wise Kim, Punching Bag Kim... Hehehe. Even so, in S.2 Ep.67, Agni's acting skills seemed to be exceptional enough (?) for him to receive the most negative feedback in the history of his appearances. It's okay. Agni would laugh if he could see the comments for Ep.2-67.
- (Gandharva walking away): The chapter Frozen Tears will be over soon. This is the second longest chapter in Season 2. (The third longest was Rift.) If you like Gandharva, you get to see him a lot in this chapter. It's not often when he appears this much.
- + I asked for the typo to be fixed, so it's going to be fixed soon.
+ Thank you for letting me know. The typo was fixed!
- There is speculation that Visnu is not referring to what Gandharva is thinking of, when speaking of wondrous love, remarkable happiness, and friendship that can transcend the races. In particular, the friendship he is alluding to may refer to Agni.
- Visnu states here that everything is only a possibility. Currygom's side novel, the finite, reveals that he is able to see the consequences of all choices, and his insight works on both gods and nastikas. This is implied throughout the series, as Kasak, Kubera, and Agni, all hint at the extent of Visnu's ability.
- We've already seen from Kasak's flashback that Visnu talks in riddles.
- As mentioned in an earlier episode, the destruction of Gresvan occurred around the year D1, and appears to be in retaliation against the humans for siding with the gods. There is also speculation that a much earlier scene may be that of Gandharva about to destroy Gresvan.
- This is the first mention in the webtoon that nastikas don't have an afterlife. In the finite, both Vasuki and Taksaka mention that when a nastika dies, he is annihilated along with the power of his name. We find out later that even though this is common knowledge among the suras, it's only partially true, and the complete truth is hidden and known only among the 5th-zen gods.
The fighter search party locates Gandharva in an area that was previously underwater, and Parr recognizes him as the man with Teo. They decide that it is better to question him about Teo instead of killing him. Only the fighters with God-class items proceed, so Parr stays behind. As the group confronts their suspect, one becomes too aggressive, resulting in the death of all the fighters via one of Maruna's transcendentals. Maruna steps forward and asks if Gandharva is okay—how dare they raise their weapons against him? Since the Chaos barrier is down, Sagara's army would take over from there and they could now leave. However, Gandharva stands there in despair.
Behind the protection of hoti chandra, Asha tries to calm down Parr, who blames herself for the fighters' deaths. Asha suggests that the rest of the fighters retreat because of the presence of the powerful red sura, but they argue that a sura should be killed before it takes sura form, and who was she to tell them what to do? Leez stands behind them all with a dark expression.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- We saw an ad for Hunter's Eyes x20 (which the first fighter we see is wearing) back in Ep.27.
- Gandharva's scene here corresponds to his scene in the Season 2 Prologue.
- Asha took off her shoes before she dove after Leez. She couldn't get her shoes back since both went outside the barrier, so evidently, she made herself temporary purple shoes with hoti brahma.
Agni rushes to Brilith's room, finding her asleep and otherwise fine. The guard reports that her only visitor was Agwen. Since the Fire God can't leave Atera because of the threat to Brilith, he decides to leave the situation for Kasak to handle... who should have arrived in Kalibloom much earlier.
Gandharva continues to ponder over whose side he should be on, and reminds Maruna of his past assertion that becoming enemies with "Him" would make himself an enemy of Maruna as well. After handing the gloves that Teo bought for him to Maruna, there is a sudden flash and explosion where he was just standing.
In the distance, a group of magicians and fighters hiding under Hoti Chandra watch for the result of their attack on Gandharva and Maruna, and are disappointed that the latter is still unscathed. Asha again insists that they should retreat, and again her suggestion is rebuffed. She tries to convince Leez to leave with her, only to have the girl say she doesn't want to lose this opportunity for revenge. Asha turns to look at her and notices the Sword of Re has mysteriously appeared in her hand.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Teo bought those red gloves when she saw Gandharva looking at them. Maruna is also shown wearing them in the Season 1 prologue.
- The magicians have several magicians casting hoti chandra at the same time, probably to ensure that there is never a break.
- The magician who lectured Asha is a Quarter, as her eye and hair colors don't match. From her point of view, she and other older magicians struggled against superior suras during the Cataclysm, whereas Asha, who was only 5 at the time, must have never properly fought a superior sura.
- Yuta's eyes turned blue-green at the end of the chapter. We later learn that Yuta can use Insight when his eyes turn blue-green, though it isn't clear what purpose they serve here. See spoiler section of chapter 2-110.
- This is the last chapter of the arc, "Frozen Tears." The title could refer to:
- Gandharva's tears from losing Teo.
- The tears cried by the Gandharva halfs as they are affected by emotional resonance.
- The tears of Shakuntala as she despairs over the fate of her clan.
- Gandharva's despair as he recalls how he lost everything.
- Ran's tears as he recalls the Cataclysm and cries for his mother. Later, we also learn that he later froze his parents in a futile hope to get them revived.
- Elwin's tears as she realizes that Teo is dead.
- Agni's insight of the future Leez, who already has nothing to sustain her.
- Agni telling present Leez to let out her tears, lest she forgets how to cry altogether.
- Gandharva's literal frozen tears as he returns to human form.
- Gandharva's transcendental, Frozen Tears.
- Gandharva's despair after Maruna kills the humans, as he realizes that he can't side with Agni.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 39: The Past I Yearn For (4)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 38: The Past I Yearn For (3)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 45: Half (半) - 3
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 53: The Wavering King (3)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 95: Lies for You (7)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 31: Reflection (5)
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 44: Rift (4)
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 8: Blood (3)
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 56: Grudge (6)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 20: The Sorrow of Loss (9)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 55: The Wavering King (5)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 60: Frozen Tears (3)
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 40: The Past I Yearn For (5)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 85: The Power of the Name (2)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 55: Grudge (5)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 103: Outsider (3)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 73: The One Standing Before Me (3)
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 57: Grudge (7)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 68: Frozen Tears (11)
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 61: Rival (4)
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 87: The Power of the Name (4)
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 2: Lost (2)
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 27: Reflection (1)
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 77: The Night it Rained Fire (14)
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 60: Rival (3)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 36: The Past I Yearn For (1)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 58: Rival (1)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 16: The Sorrow of Loss (5)
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 58: Frozen Tears (1)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 51: Grudge (1)
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 23: Caution (3)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 59: Rival (2)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 21: Caution (1)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 84: The Power of the Name (1)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 47: Rift (7)
- ↑ 36.0 36.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 82: The Good (2)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 11: Blood (6)
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 10: The Queen and the Bum (5)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 19: The Sorrow of Loss (8)
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 61: Frozen Tears (4)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 112: Last Resort (6)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 13: The Weapon of a God (1)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 22: Caution (2)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 36: The Test of the Sword (3)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 78: The One Standing Before Me (8)
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 Kubera, Season 2 Episode 110: Last Resort (4)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 9: The Queen and the Bum (4)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 5: A Girl with a God's Name (5)
- ↑ 49.0 49.1 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 18: The Sorrow of Loss (7)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 1: Lost (1)
- ↑ 51.0 51.1 51.2 Kubera, Season 1 Episode 8: The Queen and the Bum (3)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 49: Rift (9)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 79: The One Standing Before Me (9)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 14: The Sorrow of Loss (3)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 67: Frozen Tears (10)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 57: The Wavering King (7)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 12: The Sorrow of Loss (1)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 159: Your Justice and Mine (25)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 54: Grudge (4)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 27: The Golden Knight (1)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 0: Season 2 Prologue
- ↑ Kubera, Season 2 Episode 65: Frozen Tears (8)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 62: Rival (5)
- ↑ Kubera, Season 1 Episode 29: The Golden Knight (3)