Ultraman Blazar has been eliciting questions from us from day one and episode 12, “Let’s Go Blazar!” gave us some answers! How did Blazar and Gento merge? What is the nature of their relationship? Will SKaRD defeat Gebalga? Should Blazar be allowed to handle sharp objects? This week, it’s all addressed.
After Blazar fled the battle, leaving Gento stranded, Chief Haruno and the rest of the higher ups seem to be skeptical of SKaRD’s competence, and their dependence on Ultraman. However, fans seem to return that energy, with many being skeptical of Chief Haruno himself… Make of that what you will.
Gebalga is the Second Wave, while Bazanga was the First Wave. The two monsters really are connected, and Chief Haruno also seems to know that. pic.twitter.com/b2JFTDZyqe— Zang 🍓 Berries = 座んGうベrRィい図 (@ZangBerries) September 30, 2023
Chief Haruno might say that Blazar is unpredictable, but no one can say the Ultra is inconsistent, since week after week he jumps in and helps out Earth Garon who stalls Kaiju at worst and minorly injures them at best.
Even if Earth Garon is doomed to job, he can still look cool. pic.twitter.com/Y24LZXZmMB— Psychobabble (@KeiVilla) September 30, 2023
Who doesn’t love a helping hand? Even Blazar uses tools to defend himself time and time again. This week’s gag was particularly epic as he stepped up from fishing rod into Tilsonite Sword, which was able to slice Gebalga into oblivion with an Overload Thunder Strike!
Ultraman Blazar Ep 12: Lets Go, Blazar! Phenomenal ending to the two parter, definitely my favorite episodes so far! Gebalga is easily my favorite Blazar kaiju and a new favorite in general, action was top notch and the Tilsonite Sword is awesome! 11/10 two parter pic.twitter.com/MJtG0B5dF4— MoonShark #TeamDaitetsujin17 #TedSweep #Garbunga (@MoonShark4) September 30, 2023
And yet, the boss-level-battle that stretched across two episodes was outshined by the beautiful moment between Gento and Blazar, a moment of cosmic reconnection and understanding.
#UltramanBlazar ep12 spoilers!From "I'll go" to "Let's go, Blazar!" Building up over several episodes, this is a major breakthrough for Gento & Blazar! Blazar's attempts to communicate, and Gento finally seeking to understand; they could work together to defeat Gebalga. https://t.co/BQ9Zu4RHqb pic.twitter.com/pqST49ejzk — zombie ✨T50 anniversary year!✨ AOT spoilers! (@zombieseiza) September 30, 2023
Of course, the power-struggle between the two is a part of how they’ve functioned for a while now. It’s hard to imagine how they’ll interact now that they’ve communicated on the level they have. In fact, some fans define Gento and Blazar’s relationship by their feral-straight-man duo.
Gento is really struggling to control Blazar right now 😔 pic.twitter.com/2DXSBztc4K— eclipsesong (@SailorHannibal) September 30, 2023
It’s all love at the end of the day though. Many pairings could be entertaining and struggle with internal conflicts, but Blazar and Gento are kept afloat by their tenderness.
blazar and gentos relationship genuinely so cute 🥺 the way he doesnt speak but still he wants to protect gento because he did that for him years ago, me and who pic.twitter.com/8z1vBVjK7Z— cat iris @ sulemio forever (@irislyacint) September 30, 2023
In fact, this arc has been anticipated for a while now, as noticed by some especially attentive fans.
PEAK.This is technically a mid-season finale, right? In any case that was GREAT. Calls back to the first episode in a bunch of little ways, for me most notably it shares the same super-tight directing style, and the fact that Gento and Blazar establish a new bond once again https://t.co/nPTtxLZtZJ pic.twitter.com/BNUgkiBba8 — Space Cowboy (@BattyWanderer) October 3, 2023
I mean, it is true, their chemistry is undeniable.
guys the SWELL in my heart when Blazar's little stone busted through that wall to rush to Gento 🥺🥺🥺HE FLEW AS FAST AS HIS LITTLE STONE BODY COULD FLY ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/ml8ibiwZ2n — zombie ✨T50 anniversary year!✨ AOT spoilers! (@zombieseiza) October 1, 2023
And then… this.
Imagining each time Blazar misbehaves, daddy Gento puts him The Locker 😂 https://t.co/wjhi7xFC6z— zombie ✨T50 anniversary year!✨ AOT spoilers! (@zombieseiza) September 30, 2023
But many fans are worried about SKaRD. Blazar and Gento have been stepping in every week but without proof of SKaRD’s capabilities as a team, Gento’s captaining might become obsolete.
Comment byu/SolgentRay from discussion inUltraman
So who can we trust? And will the people we’ve trusted all along be able to prove themselves to the unforgiving powers that be? What will come of Gento and Blazar’s dynamic now that they understand each other better? Will Earth Garon ever win a fight? Like… Ever? I thought we had answered questions, but it seems like there might be even more now!
Next week, things will shift into focus even more and hopefully we’ll get some answers. Be sure to join us every Friday at 8:30pm EST on the Ultraman Official YouTube channel for the premiere of new episodes and be sure to become a member of Ultraman Connection so you join us in the Discord, and stay updated for all the latest Ultraman news!