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Yeah, we'll get to how Aila confuses me in a bit.
To start the episode, everyone gets news about Carlos Kaiser getting beaten by Aila last episode. The team that's helping the pilot of the Kampher Amazing is trying to find info about Aila and come up with NOTHING.
My theory is rising, guys.
Reiji & Sei get on the road to the World Tournament after Sei has finished his new Gunpla, the Star Build-Strike: gundam.wikia.com/wiki/GAT-X105…
While at the hotel, Reiji dumps Sei for a night on the town as Sei goes to the party to introduce all of the fighters to each other. Reiji then runs into Aila which both gets ticked off as they both wanted the last dumpling at a store.
Personally, I would have cut the thing in half and split it between the 2 to shut them up. However, Reiji gets distracted, Aila pays for the dumpling and runs off. Reiji chases after her but Aila pulls off an AMAZING feat by jumping off of the level she's on, lands on a rail of an escalator, jumps again to a huge pillar and slides it down to run some more.
WHO DA HELL IS THIS GIRL, WONDER WOMAN?!
At a pier, Reiji FINALLY catches up to Aila as they both bicker and cause the dumpling to go over-board. They'd go at it some more but, Aila's handler shows up and she instantly gets in the car, with Reiji all the confused as I am.
In the car, the handler mentions the fact that their company has a lot of money invested into Aila and to not act on her own during the tournament.
THEORY FURTHER RISING.
Sei rightfully gets mad at Reiji as Reiji tries to give Sei some Oden stew as a peace-offering but, Sei reminds him that tomorrow is the first day of the tournament.
Tomorrow comes with the tournament beginning and model kits getting blown up like moths to a flame.
Match 7 comes and Aila SMOKES 3 dudes gaining up on her with no difficulty at all. Again, my theory is ever-growing about her by the minute.
The next match begins with Reiji & Sei being late as hell. Thanks a bunch, Reiji. The Star Build Strike gets his first fight and it is impressive. The red mecha activates some funnels and the Star Build Strike counters by activating a Discharge Mode which wraps the suit in Plasky Particles and give it particle wings. While the Star Build Strike flies, the funnels hit the discharge field and instantly blow up/Possibly due to a overload thanks to the discharge field.
Aila then watches the match as the Star Build Strike wins the match, with Aila noticing Reiji's piloting.
During a preview for the next episode named "Battle Royal", we can see a kit for the EW version of the HeavyArms so, more Gundam Wing kits are getting some love.
Remember back in the recap journal that featured the Sengoku Astray that, I had a theory about Aila? WELL, I'm getting closer to confirming it thanks to this episode.
Going from Aila's Gundam-Wikia entry:
"Aila is the top fighter of the Gunpla team [Nemesis] based in Finland. She is from the Flana Institute. She has no experience in Gunpla creation nor does she have any knowledge about Gundam
, however, her piloting skills more than makes up for it."
This struck me as odd as hades. And with the stuff that happened in this episode coupled with the other events, I can now display my theory:
Aila Jyrkiainen is possibly an android. Back at the party, Aila's handler gets a call saying that Aila isn't in her room and he goes looking for her. Coming back to Reiji, she gets rightfully mad at him at wanting the last dumpling and when she gets on the pier, she expresses happy delight at eating the dumpling before Reiji stops her, and they blow throw the dumpling over-board due to their bickering. She's sad and probably wants to rip Reiji's head off, but once her handler's car shows up, she drops the issue and goes back to the car and not saying a word to Reiji/Not even raising her voice when her handler questions her.
Could it be possible that Aila was programmed with a delightful personality and snuck out of her room to see the town, but once things about the Gunpla World Tournament show up/like her handler coming to pick her up, she's stoic and says nothing and is TO THE POINT about it, even destroying her competition without batting an eyelash.
So, maybe they'll explain more about Aila as the show progresses, but for now, my theory is that Aila is an android.
What are your theories about Aila, along with how did you like this episode?
Did you love the first debut fight of the Star Build-Strike Gundam? Are you excited for Episode 11 - "Battle Royal"?
Let me know in the comments below.