Sword Art Online 2 Episode 17: Should have listened, Klein…

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Oh Klein…what are we going to do with you? Now you’re trying to flirt with quest AI? Anyway, it looks like the myth of Freyja and Thrym from Norse mythology became relevant after all…I hadn’t even considered the possibility that Mjolnir would be a second quest reward (what kind of quest drops two legendary weapons?). Still, it might have just been my imagination, but Thor looked almost surprised that Mjolnir transformed him back when he picked it up…game logic, maybe?

So now that this filler arc is done, is it time to get back to the final arc in this season? There can’t be any more filler in between, right? The title of the next episode “Forest House” doesn’t exactly give me any hints…how am I supposed to interpret that? I guess either I look it up or wait and see…

Sword Art Online II Episode 16: It’s a trap!

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The final boss is here! I guess with all of the complaining the group has been doing about being short an offensive magic user, it’s only natural that they would recruit one…I wasn’t expecting it to be an NPC, though. Is this Freyja really a trap or will she become an AI ally similar to Yui? Also, I checked out the story of Freyja and Thrym in Norse mythology…apparently, in Norse mythology, Thrym steals the hammer Mjolnir from Thor and Loki disguises him as Freyja to get it back from Thrym (so she really is a trap if they’re mirroring the mythology).

Presumably, next week is the end of this arc with the final fight against Thrym. I still have no idea what Excaliber is doing in a Norse mythology story, but I guess Kirito needs his shiny new sword, right? Also, who knows? Given how much they’ve been claiming Freyja is a trap, it’s very possible that freeing her was necessary to win the fight against Thrym…then Klein would actually have done something useful for once.