Still The Lizard Tribe
Alright, episode three has come and gone for Overlord II. At the very least we were able to get a lingering question answered. Who is about to attack the Lizards? It was a pretty safe bet given all the clues that it was Ainz Ooal Gown. This episode confirmed it. Seems he isn’t doing the dirty work himself though and is leaving it to the leadership of Cocytus. The main reason for this is to raise Cocytus’ awareness. Will that be what this season is all about? Ainz attempting to improve the stats of all the major guardians of Nazarick?
It certainly seems that’s the case. Despite our main character appearing in the episode, it was brief. On top of that, it was still a heavy dose of Lizard tribe, full of characters we don’t care about. This was made most apparent when Zaryusu was fighting for his life. His mind flashed images of his newly found comrades. I can’t say I cared about the result of the battle or what became of them. There hasn’t been a big enough reason to make me feel like I should care. I was more saddened by Rororo probably being killed in battle, rather than any of the other lizard characters. Especially since Rororo was used as a living shield, jerks.
Fighting Is Back On The Menu!
There was a positive though, we were rewarded with fight scenes again. Albeit a bit brief and a tad underwhelming, still, action scenes none the less. The fight, in the beginning, was mildly entertaining. However, fighting over Crusch and saying suggestive things about her was unoriginal and overdone. The undead army “reserve player” was interesting enough, but so short lived. It’s difficult to have any positive or negative feelings towards a character like that, so brief that they merely become forgettable. Which sadly that’s the turn this show has taken. Everything that has happened in season two has felt like a boring bad dream.
One thing is for sure. Less of Ainz is not more in this show. He needs to have a heavier presence in season two. Ainz is what gives the Overlord show life. His character is what gives all of this, the world, the characters, and everything in it meaning. I’m not sure why this season has made such an odd turn away from the qualities that made it so good in season one. I can only hope it starts to gravitate away from the lizard men or at the very least give us a huge pay off for everything we are currently enduring. Either way, it is very clear, this show needs to return to its roots from season one. Also, let us never forget the sacrifice made in this episode. R.I.P Rororo.