As far as “contractual obligations” go, I suppose a growing boy’s appetite is a might easier to fulfill than getting stuck in a cat’s body or thirsting for the blood of children. That’s the trade-off for the powers, right? You get the ability to conduct electricity or impale people with icicles but, in exchange, you’ve got to deal with hang-ups that range from mildly inconvenient to majorly horrifying. Whether or not you have those powers at the moment corresponds to whether your star’s shining or falling above the city. Have I got that right?
Actually, since we’ve got some DARKER THAN BLACK experts here, why don’t you help me figure out what’s going at this stage? So Havoc’s a Moratorium, right? She’s got all this destructive power that she can’t control and that awful power was unleashed in spectacular fashion upon the entirety of South America sometime in the past. The outburst was so powerful, in fact, it wiped her memory of any information that might be useful to Hei and it put her powers into hibernation effectively.
Because Havoc’s guilty of genocide, she’s an international criminal. Thus, while Hei wants answers and his people want her powers, the British’s Contractor contingent has been dispatched to snuff her out. The dude named after a date pulls that off in this one and, even though Hei doesn’t especially have attachment to Havoc, her murder puts these MI6 persons on his shit list.
Have I got it?
I don’t know what it is about this show and BACCANO! Maybe it’s because I’ve gone in with literally no pre-awareness; maybe there are too many characters to keep track of; maybe it’s just that they lay the narrative dense on thicker and earlier than usual... but I’ve been having a harder time keeping track of what’s going on. I feel like I need to be watching this with a notepad handy, and that just wasn’t the case for GURREN LAGANN, DEATH NOTE or even EVA.
Watch this episode "Red Giant Over Easter Europe (Part 2)" below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.