Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Translation Corner #11
The Tragedy at the Concert Hall - Part 2: Below the stage
During Zwei Wing's live performance, in a specially created laboratory room, the Special Disaster Response Team Division 2 was conducting an experiment in an attempt to activate the Nehushtan armor.
It was called, Project: [N]
After analyzing the complete relic, the Nehushtan armor, its activation was attempted in the hopes of furthering the Sakurai theory and discovering a counter-measure to the sublimation caused by the Noise. The ultimate goal was to find a more effective means to fight them. However, immediately after Nehushtan had been activated a spike of energy overwhelmed the safety valves and caused the system to go out of control.
At the same time, inside the concert hall itself a large outbreak of Noise occurred. In the mayhem that followed, the chain of command broke down and the Nehushtan armor went missing.
The complete relic's unrestrained power and a violent assault by the Noise. In a situation where these seemingly unrelated events occurred at the same time, many people on the inside were left with a very strong impression that this wasn't an instance of something going "missing" but rather that someone had intentionally taken it.
There's nothing here that we didn't already know, but I think it's important to note that the Nehushtan armor is the first "complete relic" that Division 2 encountered. The reason why this is important is because it acts very differently from the actual Symphogear system itself. As you'll recall the Symphogear system uses fragments of relics and reforms them into armor through synthetic vibration, however the Nehushtan doesn't need any of that - you'll notice neither Chris nor Ryoko/Fine needed to sing in order to activate it. Simply put, as a complete relic one only needs to wear the armor in order to gain its power. It's more effective and more powerful than the Symphogear system in the fact that it's not only unrestrained but has regenerative properties. You'll remember when Tsubasa first fights Chris in episode 4 she makes a remark about the "full potential of a complete relic." This is also the reason why Durandal has such overwhelming power - it was also a complete relic after Hibiki activated it.