|Meanwhile at Ubisoft HQ...|
|They even let Hibari in for a time.|
That’s not only a common plot point in shonen stories, but it’s also a reinforcement of Hebijo’s cutthroat viewpoints. At Hebijo academy, Homura was attacked by students as soon as she entered and she had to fight her way to being one of the school’s elites. Might makes right and you have to be the best to get anywhere. Even if Suzune goes easy on her, Homura besting her in battle while wounded from the previous one shows she has the skill to confront Dougen and the youma. Once Suzune is satisfied with that, she shows Homura the way to the castle’s stronghold where Dougen is. That’s where the real fun happens, as if all of this wasn’t action-packed enough!
I don’t like it when a villain says they’re going to take over the world and underestimate the massive militias every country has, but if you think about it, dominating the world with youma could work. They’re called to the world through bloodshed and could cause more for a chain reaction effect. A lot of youma fought in this game are lesser ones, but in the story they’re portrayed as extremely powerful, some capable of taking out entire squads of shinobi. With enough monsters like that and perhaps some places dedicated to making them, like what he’s trying to do here, it’s not implausible to make a powerful army. All he has to do is control them Sarah Kerrigan-style, which is also plausible considering control is Dougen's specialty.
|If you look at it as a DLC accessory it actually has a human baby's face.|
|Those Hulk pants aren't invincible.|
The day is saved, Hebijo keeps its integrity (even if it has to be rebuilt again) and Suzune formally offers Homura and her friends back into the academy. In a lot of stories you would expect her to take the offer and go back to a familiar setting she’s always loved, but Homura doesn’t feel she deserves it yet. She believes that she’s learned a lot from her time outside of the academy. She wants to make sure she’s strong enough for it first, believing there to be truth in Asuka’s concept of the katana and shield. After all, Homura used her power to save Hebijo this time because she wanted to protect it. Until Homura fully understands what it means to have that power, she does not feel ready to be one of Hebijo’s top students again. She needs to go on a journey of self-discovery before she can go back to her old school life.