Lugh has found Dia and is ready to fake her death, however, just as he’s about to put his plan into action, a strange feeling comes over him, reminding him of his death in his last life. Something isn’t right, but what?
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat (Episode 12) – Battle of Assassin
Everything was ready, Dia was going to call out to her troops telling them she couldn’t bear to see anyone else die for her. Lugh had a body that they would use as Dia’s corpse once he had set fire to the room. They would escape and then Dia’s father would draw the enemy forces allowing his men to also pull back. All Dia had to do was shout out of the window. However, something wasn’t right!
Lugh felt an eerie feeling that gave him cause for concern. At the last second, he pulled Dia away from the window and shielded her as a lance exploded through the air and then the tower. Lugh stared across the battlefield as the lance returned to its wielder. He snatched it out of the air, his mana levels were off the chart!
Without a moment to lose, Lugh created an artillery cannon and opened fire. Their attacker took the blast full on and survived. He activated his berserker skill which allowed his body to heal and his physical and magical attributes to grow. Delighted to have found someone that could injury him, he demanded a duel. Lugh knew that he couldn’t back out of it, but in a duel, he was certain to lose.
Before heading out to confront Setanta MacNess, the wielder of the legendary weapon Gáe Bolg, Lugh create a giant metal spear and launched it into the sky. He strolled across the battlefield and engaged Setanta. He accepted the duel and ensured that the terms were agreed. Of course, he took the time to introduce himself properly, all be it with an alias. It’s almost like Lugh was stalling…
Of course, that is exactly what he was doing. In a brief flashback, we saw how he had put together a number of different magical abilities that enabled him to create and perfect a weapon that was insanely powerful – Gungnir. The tungsten spear impacted the second the duel began. Setanta didn’t stand a chance as the spear had gained maximum velocity since returning from the edge of the atmosphere.
Unfortunately, Setanta was not the hero. That problem would have to wait for another day.
What did you think?
The absolute best thing about this episode is that Lugh did what he is best at. He’s not a warrior and would not stand a chance in one on one combat with a person like Setanta MacNess, and he knew it. However, Lugh’s always one step ahead of the game and that allows him to create an opening that no other would think of. To launch an attack from space is insane, but we’ve seen all the clues that lead towards that development. It’s not been easy to piece them together, but once you know, it becomes obvious.
Other than that, we got to see the goddess checking in on Lugh’s progress and she managed a gleeful grin. Does this mean she’s happy with what she’s seen or is it simply more of her games? I’ve really enjoyed this series and the mysteries have made it that much more enjoyable. It would have been really easy to hit us with a massive exposition dump, but thankfully, they didn’t do that, allowing us to discover things along with Lugh and the others instead. I can’t wait to find out what this goddess is really up to.
What have you learnt?
So, it turned out that Setanta wasn’t the hero, which is fine with me as he seemed to be more of a demon than the typical hero. Instead, we were introduced to Epona Rhiannon after the ED and my first thought was that she looks like a suitable candidate for Lugh’s harem… Just kidding, although I’m quite certain that the hero is a girl.
Anyhow, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as seeing a character using the skills and abilities that we’ve seen them develop as the series goes on to defeat the end of season boss. Sure, it might have been more flashy to see Lugh fighting one on one with Setanta, but it would have felt fake and wouldn’t have fit with what we know of him.
At this point, we absolutely must get a second season as so many questions are left unanswered. There’s a good chance that I will have to look into the light novels for this series as well as Mushoku Tensei. Damn these incredible series making me buy books to find out what happens next. It’s almost like they plan it this way!
Other posts in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Quantum of Trust
- Episode 2 – Deal of Reincarnation
- Episode 3 – Magic of Bonds
- Episode 4 – Plan of Goddess
- Episode 5 – Qualifications of Assassins
- Episode 6 – Residence of Girls
- Episode 7 – Life of Falsehoods
- Episode 8 – Rites of Choice
- Episode 9 – Compensation of Assassination
- Episode 10 – First of Dates
- Episode 11 – Choice of Betrayal
- Episode 12 – Battle of Assassin