Zeheart confronted Ezelcant with the truth, and Ezelcant owned up to his madness! Then he asked Zeheart to follow him anyway – to “become the light for humanity”— that is, to execute the genetic purity project. Zeheart accepts, and becomes the light of madness.
Meanwhile, Flit is still hung up on Yurin, and while I’ve no doubt for his love and regard for his descendants, they now seem to be tools to exact vengeance, or perhaps justice on the Vagans. Flit is reinstated from the reserve corps. and will take command of the final assault on La Gramis.
Zeheart and Flit both come into the fight with half-assed reasoning, which sets the stage for much shouting and debate from their respective cockpits when the battle starts.
When the three Asunos gather to talk about righteousness in fighting, Flit is awesomely genocidal, Asem is reasonably moderate, and Kio is all whining idealism. The thing is, Kio fucking walks out on the confrontation. Instead of resolving their differences there, he’ll more than likely try to whine and harangue everyone while he’s inside the Gundam.
Yes, this stinks.
Think about it, the time for debate was then and the place for it was there. But they choose not to have it out, knowing they’d be able to “pick their fight” while they’re inside their Gundams. Where they’d endanger themselves, each other, and the mission objectives by taking away their concentration on the fight at hand and giving all they’ve got to shouting down their antagonists – which must then be from all sides because they refuse to agree and settle anything with anyone when the proper opportunities present themselves.
But yes, this is Gundam. The debates that have any proper resolution must play out in the final battle; where the “Eureka!” moments must arrive, if at all, before the respective moments of death for the sympathetic, and never at all for the characters meant to be hated.
I think Flit is going to die.
This is ok, I just want the show to be merciful and not contort him into making an overwrought “I was wrong, my son! My grandson!” scene before saving the Earth/Vagan(!) in his final sacrifice. I want his death to have actual dignity. Screw righteousness. The measure of his life isn’t what he thinks in the end, but what he has already done. He won’t have to save the day now, because his descendants are here for that. This entire arc is set up to be a lesson for his hate.
Just take him, Yurin, and spare him from the indignity of being lectured into righteousness by his teenage grandson. Or, make him an asshole to the end, just like Char.
Meanwhile, Zeheart in the Vagan Gundam tries to get to the EXA-DB and runs into its defender: ACGUY FREEDOM! I knew this guy would eventually get its own show!
So close to the end. I can see the light.