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Fire Force Season 2 Cour 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1: A Fire Soldier’s Fight

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In Fire Force Season 2 Episode 1, “A Fire Soldier’s Fight,” Shinra Kusakabe is elated when Iris invited him to go on a shopping trip with her, Maki Oze and Tamaki Kotatsu. He felt only slightly apprehensive when he learned they wanted to buy new outfits for their lieutenant, Takehisa Hinawa. Can they choose something the lieutenant will like? Or that their captain, Akitaru Obi, will accept? If an Infernal shows up while they are shopping, can they still keep the civilians safe? And most importantly: Can Tamaki keep her clothes from flying off of their own accord?

Fire Force Season 2 Episode 1 Review: Arthur was back in top form.

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Episode 2: Flames of Madness

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In Fire Force S2E2, “Flames of Madness,” Akitaru Obi gave Shinra Kusakabe some unexpected good news: Captain Hague of Special Fire Company 4 granted Shinra a meeting! Hague might have some information to help Shinra resolve his complicated family situation. Accompanied by the Captain’s granddaughter Asako Hague, Shinra visited the 4th Company, which was like a homecoming for him. The 4th ran the Fire Force academy, and he met some old friends like Instructor Pan before visiting Hague’s office. There, Shinra learned that Pan’s last-minute warning that the Captain hadn’t been himself was an understatement. Why is Captain Hague so interested in Shinra’s Adolla Burst? Or would “obsessed with” be more accurate? And was Shinra imagining things, or were there more voices in his head than normal?

Fire Force S2E2: Arthur talked Shinra back to sanity. So to speak.

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Episode 3: A New Flashpoint

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In Fire Force S2E3, “A New Flashpoint,” Akitaru Obi asked the Chief of the Fire Defense Agency to use all of the Fire Companies to secure the Fifth Pillar and prevent another cataclysm. Unfortunately, with only Shinra Kusakabe’s testimony based on what might be described as a mental breakdown, there’s no consensus. The Eighth Company would have to be on its own in this battle. Which is unfortunate, because the Fifth Pillar is about to be “born,” and they’ll need all the help they can get. As flames and Infernals spring up at an insane pace, a schoolgirl who can tell where flames will start is shocked to see Charon appear suddenly before her. She’s even more shocked when he demands she join him. Can Shinra arrive in time to save her? Even if he does, without the Evangelist’s blessing, can he take on Charon?

Fire Force S2E3: Haumea is as dangerous as she is insane.

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Episode 4: Groping through the Fire

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In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 4, “Groping through the Fire,” Shinra’s battle with Charon showed no sign of slowing down — except, maybe, for the amount of damage that Shinra accumulated. Meanwhile, more and more Infernals popped up. With Akitaru Obi and Sister Iris cut off from Maki OzeVulcan, and Takehisa Hinawa, and with Arthur off looking for Haumea, the 8th Special Fire Force Company found it hard to maintain their position, much less push forward. How will they make headway? Will they even be able to hold their own? And just what is Inca up to?

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 4: Inca can take care of herself

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Episode 5: Corna (Sign of the Devil) / A Secret Plan

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In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 5, “Corna (Sign of the Devil) / A Secret Plan,” Shinra refused to give up in his fight against Charon. Though in all honestly, his body might have been close to making the decision for him. No matter what he did, he couldn’t scratch his foe. How does Charon do that? Meanwhile, Akitaru Obi’s Eighth Company and representatives from the other Fire Force companies struggled to contain the Infernal Demon, even with Karim Flam’s help. Obi asked for ideas, and Victor Licht had a flash of inspiration. His idea might just work — if it doesn’t kill Maki first! Can they make the plan work before the Infernal Demon destroys the town? And how was Arthur doing against Haumea?

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 5: Charon is almost indestructible.

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Episode 6: The Time to Choose

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In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 6, “The Time to Choose,” despite the terrific beating he had endured, Shinra refused to let Charon just walk off with Inca. Shinra pitched his case right to her, telling her that with her power, she could easily slip her bonds. Her decision came a quite a shock. Meanwhile, Akitaru Obi had come to the conclusion that having too little information meant they were always reacting to the Evangelist’s plans. He asked Victor Licht to lead a new research project. You’ll never guessed who volunteered to help him!

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 6: Shinra honestly faced his limitations.

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Episode 7: Road to the Oasis

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In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 7, “Road to the Oasis,” ArthurShinraTamaki KotatsuVictor LichtOgun MontgomeryTakeru Noto, and Lieutenant Pan are about to drive out of the port to head for their mission objective when Noto makes a disheartening discovery: Something destroyed one of his parents’ potato fields. His parents insisted he continue his mission, which he did. A talking mole (with a flaming tail) surprised Noto and the others. That moles had two distinguishing characteristics. First, potatoes filled the mole’s back pack. Second, he could speak fluent Japanese! If they encountered something this strange not even a day into their mission, what awaited them at their destination? Why did the mole (who was named Scop) say their destination was named Oasis? And was the force that drove Scop’s people out of Oasis still there — waiting for Shinra and friends?

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 7: Scop and Beauty hoped Fire Force would help them reclaim Oasis.

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Episode 8: Smoldering Malevolence

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In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 8, “Smoldering Malevolence,” Shinra heard an Adolla Link voice telling him to protect the forest. He just knew that the voice came from the Tabernacle. Victor Licht believed Shinra, and so did Scop, who told them the story of the Benefactor who had visited Scop and the other animals 250 years ago. Could the Benefactor’s influence still be alive in the Tabernacle? Meanwhile, the Fire Force team realized they were not alone. Dozens of robbed and hooded Infernals attacked them, supported by Hell Hounds. What will this do to their mission? Will Lieutenant Pan pull back or push forwards? Will the answer depend on why the Infernals are so well organized — and can speak?

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 8: Shinra's speciality is disrupting things.

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Episode 9: The Core

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In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 9, “The Core,” Lieutenant PanVictor Licht, and Arthur pressed on towards the Core. Even though Arthur had broken the numeric code, they don’t know what the rocks pieces meant. Meanwhile, ShinraTamakiOgun, and Takeru Noto tried to hold off Tempe-sama and his Infernal minions. As the battle heated up, Shinra thought he heard an Adolla Link, maybe from the reactor. Was it possible the Benefactor was trying to communicate with him? It was impossible to tell with Tempe-sama’s relentless attack. But if Shinra pulled himself off the front line so he could hear, is it even remotely possible that Ogun and the rest could stand for long?

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 9: Ogun showed some serious power in this episode.

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Episode 10: The Woman in Black

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In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 10, “The Woman in Black,” The Benefactor told Shinra that she was so weak, she could only give him one second of Grace. He surprised her when he said it would be enough! As she prepared to transfer the power, TamakiOgun, and Takeru Noto continued their fight to hold off the Demon Infernal Tempe-sama. Shinra finally launched his attack. As he did so, he became aware of several facts he had not known before, especially about the Evangelist. Can Shinra really defeat Tempe-sama in a second? And if he does, will he be able to recover from the new facts he learned — something that has profound consequences for him and all of Fire Force?

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 10: The Benefactor seemed honestly grateful to Shinra.

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Episode 11: Dark Hero

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In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 11, “Dark Hero,” Shinra felt outraged. Akitaru Oubi took the report saying that there’s a living person inside Amaterasu to the top brass, they ordered him to keep it quiet. Victor Licht was not impressed. His only interested was in the facts. Politics didn’t interest him. However, there was someone else who is even more motivated to get to the facts, and that’s Joker. He convinced an unlikely partner, Benimaru Shinmon, to join him on a visit to the Holy Sol Temple on a fact-finding mission. What they found there was both shocking and completely expected. Except for Benimaru’s reaction.

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 11: Maki worries about Iris.

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Episode 12: Shadows Cast by Divine Light

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In Fire Force Season 2 Ep 12, “Shadows Cast by Divine Light,” Joker and Benimaru Shinmon pushed deeper into the Holy Sol temple. Benimaru noted with suspicion that Joker seemed to know an awful lot about the church, including some of its darker secrets — like what was under the main altar. Benimaru finally asked Joker about it, and Joker’s answer was as cryptic as usual. But as they pressed on, Joker had to confront his past, and it was dark indeed. How does Joker know so much? What happened to set him on the path he’s on now? The answers were surprisingly intertwined — and deadly.

Fire Force Season 2 Ep 12: Benimaru, as dangerous as always

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