Before I get into the the recap for Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Episode 7, I’d like to apologize for last week’s review. A reader pointed out there are more requirements to raising the barrier that I had forgotten about, so Nachetanya couldn’t have done it. However, I still think she has been over-acting. I will get into that soon.
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Last episode, Flamie asked Adelet why he wanted to become a Brave. Adelet begins by talking about his master’s intense training methods. Flamie reveals that his master, Atro Spiker, was on her hit-list, but he was too old to worry about and she’d heard none of his students could handle the training.
Adelet explains that he went to Atro Spiker for training because a giant fiend (with a hurr-durr expression) came to Adelet’s village and convinced them to live under the Demon King’s rule. Anyone who disagreed was to have their hearts ripped out. Adelet’s best friend and sister (not his mother like I thought last episode, oops) died so Adelet could escape.
Flamie says that the three-winged fiend Adelet described is one of the leaders of the fiends and is responsible for Flamie’s birth. She says she hates her mother for pretending to love her and then abandoning her. Flamie wants to destroy everything her mother spent her life working for.
Flamie says that because Adelet believes her with no reservations, that is reason enough to still suspect him of being the seventh brave. She leaves him with a special explosive that will call her, but states that she might kill him if they meet again.
When Flamie gets back to the temple, she lies and says she fought Adelet but couldn’t capture him. She gives the other Braves the same backstory she gave Adelet, and is still met with some suspicion. When asked why she is not surprised that Adelet is the seventh, she says it is because he has been “trying to get her onto his side”. Honestly. Half-demons. This poor guy just wants everyone to be friends and work together. Hans also insults Flamie by questioning whether she’d be able to kill her mother.
The Braves decide to hunt down Adelet. Four of them go out in pairs. Hans stays behind at the temple in case Adelet comes back for his stash. Chamot goes out to “play”. She refused to both stay behind and guard the temple and search for Adelet. She wanted to sneak off on her own somewhere, and in my opinion it looks like she’s either doing some sort of search or communicating with someone. And check it out. She has a flower with six petals and she has plucked off a petal. Hmm.
Nachetanya tells Goldof that she is sure that Adelet is not the seventh Brave and she wants to prove it. Goldof obviously has his misgivings and asks who Nachetanya suspects instead. Her answer is Hans. When Goldof hears fighting at the temple and asks if Nachetanya hears it as well, she says she doesn’t and urges him to help her find proof of Adelet’s innocence.
Oh yeah, by the way, Adelet goes back to the temple and ends up fighting with Hans. Adelet realizes he needs to escape, but Hans seemingly gets the better of him and the episode ends as Hans is about to deal the killing blow.
Nachetanya is full of it. If Adelet is right and there is also an eighth Brave, Nachetanya would be the seventh Brave placed to sow confusion amongst the Braves. She pulls a weak and naive princess act to get people to trust her, lies about hearing fighting at the temple to lure Goldof away (perhaps to kill him), and adamantly defends Adelet even after she was just saying “how could he do such a thing” in the last episode.
My second suspect for the seventh is Chamot, but I think her wanting to go off alone makes it too easy to suspect her, even with the creepy flower scene. I also think Hans is too easy to suspect and I would be disappointed if it turned out to be him. Finally, I hope the eighth Brave, if one exists, is someone we at least heard of. I think a new and previously unmentioned character at this point would be lame.