Atom The Beginning ‒ Episode 9

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Beware of drill curls bearing gifts. That may very well turn out to be the lesson of this week’s episode, when one of Six’s parts repeatedly burns out and the mysterious Dr. Lolo ultimately provides the replacement that will allow him to compete against her Mars in the Battle Royale that finishes out the RoboWres tournament. Hiroshi seems to think that the gift might be Lolo’s way of apologizing for that time Mars almost killed Ran, but I’m not so sure – Dr. Lolo isn’t the altruistic type, and I’m 90% positive that she’s got a more sinister motive for helping out. It could be as simple as “crush Umataro and Hiroshi’s souls,” but given that whole robot-attacks-schoolgirl thing from earlier, the reality could be much darker.

The question is whether Lolo’s potential interference would be able to force Six to do something out of character – and whether Umataro would see that as a bad thing. This episode’s main theme is the increasing tension between Six’s creators, with Umataro raving that Six is a failure for not following his orders directly and Hiroshi countering that Six’s free will proves the success of their system. It’s an ideological difference