So we got a Rick Roll of epic proportions. Ain’t stop me from loving this episode though.
This episode was practically filled with Death Flags. So much so that i could count at least 10 at a glance.
Lets do a quick count shall we?
[Death Flag 1]
The title of the episode itself. Goodbye Sister. And we all know that Ozma will only part with his sister when he or she dies. He would never leave her otherwise, being the great brother that he is.
[Death Flag 2]
The legendary pineapple salad that needs no introduction. Now updated to a pineapple cake so we can all collectively scream THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[Death Flag 3]
Usually in a show when the hero begins to reminiscence about the past either he will go on to achieve great things or die a heroic death. In this case a heroic death was more likely.
[Death Flag 4]
When women start thinking about how good their ex-lovers were, chances are they would sob later when he dies. Which he usually does.
[Death Flag 5]
Ai-kun tears up Alto’s paper plane. This could be used to symbolise the demise of a pilot and the top aces of the SMS at the moment are Alto and Ozma. It could go either way but this episode was Ozma-centric.
[Death Flag 6]
Investigating a top secret government facility would usually result in death because the government obviously does not want it’s dark secrets being leaked.
[Death Flag 7]
Taking the bullet. Needs no explanation i guess. Reference Mu la Flaga from Gundam Seed.
[Death Flag 8]
I CONTINUE TO FIGHT!! I CONTINUE TO FIGHT!! No, seriously fighting on even when injured is an almost surefire way to get the hero’s death.
[Death Flag 9]
BANZAI CHARGE!!!! When all else fails and it comes down to the last resort of charging the enemy with a melee weapon it’s pretty much all over.
[Death Flag 10]
Okay.. So he made it to the end and finally could let go of his worries about Ranka. Death is pretty certain at this moment, massive blood loss takes its toll on Ozma.
But NO. He makes a miraculous recovery and is once again in the company of the people he treasure. Yeah i know he was supposed to die so many times over but yet he still manages to survive every single attempt on his life. A truly GAR moment in anime.
Conclusion? Ozma lee is so damned GAR that he not only evades death flags, he ripped them apart, chewed on them and spit them back out.