In Fairy gone episode 19, “Sad Voices and Black Book,” Marlya Noel left the injured Lily Heineman in Klara Kisenaria’s care and ran after the man who inexplicably had the fairy of her deceased comrade, Oz Mea. Though she tried to be cautious, her enemy ended up behind and ordered the mammoth fairy to attack. It charged her, and her death seemed certain, until something very strange happened. The fairy stopped, reared up, and began running into the walls. Her assailant was as bewildered as she was. Does this mean that Marlya has some kind of unusual power over other fairies? Why does the man seem almost gleeful even though he’s completely lost control of his fairy! Does it have anything to do with the difference between Marlya’s fairy and his?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Best Moment in the Show
Golbarn Helwise just found out that one of his trusted comrades had completely betrayed him — and their entire people. That’s gotta hurt. Capture from the Funimation stream.
Dorothea’s Director Nein Auler had some very bad news for Prime Minister Golbarn Helwise: one of his oldest and most trusted comrades, someone who fought by his side for years, had betrayed him. And not only betrayed him in particular: he had betrayed the whole country, because what he was about to do would likely destroy United Zesskia. Completely. Just as years ago, Tupal had been turned into a desert, even though it had once been the center of civilization.
Free and Marlya stood nearby the conversation in the Prime Minister’s office. Golbarn turned to Free and asked him a difficult question point blank (16:15), “During the War of Unification, I was your enemy. My forces killed your friends and their families. They trampled your homeland underfoot! Despite that, why are you working for Unified Zesskia?! For Dorothea?!”
To his credit, Free didn’t even flinch. He said with conviction he was working for country and Dorothea because “… I never again want to see a conflict like the War of Unification… Using fairies… and weapons to brutally slaughter one another…”
Even though he fought in wars, Free had to be feeling the pressure when the Prime Minister asked him such a heated question. Capture from the Funimation stream.
Golbarn said that he could not agree more.
This is the type of morally gray-area conversation that I don’t often see in the fiction I consume, and I find that I miss it. How often do you have to work with people you’ve argued against? How often have our militaries been forced to work beside people they’d just days before been shooting at?
Heck, look at the two sides from World War II. That wasn’t very long ago, yet I’m reviewing anime that’s produced by a country my government had once called an enemy!
It was a refreshing bit of reality that I really enjoyed. The show’s been pretty good about showing the messy side of politics. What’s more, it has showed that old enemies can work together! Which is almost as uplifting as the idea that old friends can betray you and your entire species is depressing…
What did you think of revelations about Marlya in this episode? What was your Best in Show moment? Let me know in the comments!
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