This episode was hard to watch, much like Abbacchio’s death in Episode 35 — Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling, we witnessed a permanent character death that was sudden and without remorse. While we at least got something in the way of foreboding with Abbacchio in terms of Diavolo, Bucciarati, and the plot importance on his ability, this one came without any type of build up whatsoever.
Narancia was my favorite within the group; honest, abrasive, fiercely loyal, and Lil’ Bomber was definitely one of my favorite stands during the first five seasons of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, second only to Star Platinum. I found this character to be refreshing, I especially liked how ruthless he was when faced with an enemy and the unrelenting threat that Lil’ Bomber posed as a destructive stand that could function both as a remote-controlled bringer of death and as a functioning radar; the later of which got him killed by Diavolo.
On the other hand, this episode showed that Diavolo is within his own body and is no longer bound to Doppio, the other side of his personality; though how they have two different souls is beyond me. Though, to be fair, JoJo did hint to this by Diavolo giving Doppio’s his soul’s appearance in Episode 33 — His Name is Diavolo. On that note, I wonder how Trish did not sense him since looks may change but their souls appearance should not, and neither should her ability to sense her father if he is so close by he can activate King Crimson’s ability. My only reasoning for this is that his stand’s powers grew since everyone seemed powered up compared to their previous selves once their minds swapped with someone else.
Something else I want to bring up is the question I posed to myself constantly since the variant opening change in the previous episode; why did Diavolo originally have short hair when he was shrouded in shadows and then back to longer hair when he finally revealed himself fully to kill Polnareff? I believe that the original version of him seen before Episode 34 will be the battle that fights, the powered up version which has short hair and looks like an older man compared to Diavolo looking like an edgy guy within his mid-20’s (no idea why they act as though he is old enough to have a teenage daughter when he does not look like it, even transforming from Doppio to Diavolo).
I am wondering what will happen once someone else stand gets the ability to transform into the Requiem state, and it seems Mista will be next. Ultimately it will be Giorno, we see him in the opening holding the arrow and getting its effects, but I wonder how long into the future that will be? Only time will tell.