Seric dies, not fighting, but plotted as the maturity flag for Capt. Natora Einus. His machine is damaged enough to remain in the path of the Diva’s main gun, and Natora has to fire. Thankfully, she does. Seric shouldn’t have to stay any longer in this show. As much as he admonishes Kio for his way of not fighting, he could only wish he had that kind of enemy.
Kio had his chance too, as Zanald kills Deen for no real reason except to show further how worthless he is as a character beyond a mere plot device As such, he services the plot by tempting Kio to go all berserk – which he does, and doesn’t. Because Kio’s mercy is its own X-Rounder. Kio’s conscience has gone full-Newtype, and will protect every enemy pilot from the Gundam, no matter how overpowered the attack.
This show can’t maintain the verisimilitude of this conceit, not that it ever established any. Zanald’s suit’s main armament is its chest, and yet Kio launched multiple attacks using all the burst blades of the AGE-FX’s Burst Mode to remove the opposing mobile suit’s limbs. This is NOT disarmament. This is just plain failure.
Zanald’s survival in this encounter with Kio only serves to fill us with the dread of expecting him to foil Zeheart one more time. The Vagans really need to all die at this point.
You know what, in hindsight I do wish this show’s poor ratings resulted in pulling the plug on it after the 2nd AGE. Kio’s arc is a total mess and there’s so little for me to enjoy about it. We’d have had ugly Gundams in a refreshing story with awesome characters. Instead we get one decent Gundam (AGE 3) for a few episodes, then a crapton of fail.