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So I Was Right About Fire Force Season 2

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Well Kinda...

I must admit that the title is misleading, as I'm referring to an element of the plot. As I mentioned in my article about the release of Fire Force Season 2, (Read it here: https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Fire-Force-Season-2-Comes-in-July) I guessed based on the footage used in the trailer, that the Fire Force Companies and Evangelists will be on a race to acquire the Adolla Burst Pillars. And as of the second episode, the first pillar awakened, possessed Shinra, and upon losing her clutch on him, pondered who would acquire the pillar first, Fire Force or the Evangelists.

Although in thinking about it, that's to be expected. When you have two sides after the same mcguffin or plot device, there's bound to be a race of some kind.

A powerful company led by a masochist... You read that correctly... A masochist...

A powerful company led by a masochist... You read that correctly... A masochist...

Episode 2... The establishing episode...

To me episode 2 is where this new element to the plot is established, as while visiting the fourth company to convey the Eighth's findings, Shinra was possessed by the first pillar of Adolla Bursts through his Adolla link. She then had him turn on Arthur, Ogun, and the fourth company captain, as a fight broke out. After Arthur got through to Shinra, Shinra broke the pillar's control over him. And this was after she told Shinra, she could lead him to his mother's whereabouts. When Shinra insisted she lead him to his mother, the pillar denied him, stating that a new pillar was about to be born and wondered who'd reach it first, The Evangelists or The Fire Force?

Man, Shinra's seen better days. His eyes are looking a little red...

Man, Shinra's seen better days. His eyes are looking a little red...

Conclusion...

I feel somewhat vindicated in guessing this plot point, but I'm cautious about the execution. This could be great in furthering the comradery of the fire force, fleshing out the evangelists instead of them being one-dimensional villains. And we could see the striking characterization of each pillar as they are allied with each side, and see how these choices are made. Or it could devolve into a cycle of stylized and well choreographed fights that lack substance.

I'll just wait and see.