I know that Niva’s betrayal was mostly expected, but it still seemed like the most random thing. Also, wasn’t killing Gaz a little bit too easy as well? I’m inclined to believe that he’s still alive or has some other way to resurrect given an ending like this. I can’t be the only one that felt like this ending was weak, right? I mean, Frederica being taken out right at the beginning of the battle against Gaz was pretty good material, but otherwise it seemed really awkward.
And what should we make of the final scenes? Chaika is confirmed to be alive, but not much of her state is explained. Niva mentions memory consumption when the final blast was fired, so how much does Chaika actually remember? Is she just a shell that Tooru is trying to restore? Or is there enough of her left for this to be considered a true ending (with no hope of sequels)?