Shingeki no Bahamut – Genesis episode 8: She sure is pretty for a 5 year old

Shingeki no Bahamut - Genesis Amira is born

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Congratulation to Kaiser for finally achieving his goal of restoring his family name by become a knight once again. I’m really not sure what good that’d do considering they are nearing the end of the world, apocalypse coming and all, but hey! at least he got to realize his dream before the whole world goes to shit right?

Shingeki no Bahamut - Genesis dream achieved

So, the real villain finally appears, we never saw him before, but it turns out Beelzebub is the mastermind behind it all. I must say I’m not a huge fan of the guy just showing up out of nowhere and suddenly being relevant, but at least he seem like a rather tough guy. I still feel that, similar to with Azazel, he will be just a generic bad guy with little personality and ambition. I wish a little more time and detail was put into the design of the bad guys as much as the protagonist. Favaro has depth, he has a personality, the same goes for Jeanne and Amira…so why can’t Azazel and Beelzebub have some personality too?

In the end, Beelzebub is the one who wants to summon Bahamut, why? We don’t know yet, but it is probably for very stupid reasons. Something like wanting to bring hell to the world of the living or try to tame Bahamut. Demons seem to be really stupid in this universe, at least this is the conclusion I am drawn towards after 8 episodes of Shingeki no Bahamut.

Shingeki no Bahamut - Genesis greed and jealousy

In term of Amira, we finally got to know who her mother is. As suspected she is an Angel and she was banished from the heavens, most likely because she screwed with a demon. Now who that charming little devil was, we still don’t know. Beelzebub might have been the one kidnapping Amira away, but it doesn’t mean he was the father by any mean. If I were a beautiful Angel, Beelzebub certainly wouldn’t strike me as the best candidate to conceive a child with. He doesn’t seem like the most caring and beautiful creature in this world. He certainly looks powerful, but other than that there are very few qualities I would bestow to that demon.

So who exactly would be Amira’s father? If it is a demon we have already seen, I would definitively put my money on Lucifer. We barely saw anything of the guy, but he has much more charm than Beelzebub and Azazel put together. Here, I am always assuming that our little Angel has some decent taste of course.

Shingeki no Bahamut - Genesis Beelzebub

On a different note. It seems that Jeanne d’Arc was not chosen to be the hero called upon by the Gods for no reason. If history is anything to take note from, I have a feeling the women won’t make it all the way to Bahamut’s Resurrection. The king was already mislead into wanting her dead, at this point it is only but a matter of time before she is burned at the stake for being a witch. Success breeds jealousy, maybe Jeanne should have thought about the people around her just as much as the God who brought her into her journey. Being Holy won’t except you from the folly of a weak king. I don’t give her more than 3 more episodes before she burns to death. It should certainly be entertaining.

ZeroGhj signing off

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