Last Exile - Dio and Lucciola ( 7 - 15)
At first, I wanted to rant about Lucciola, but I quickly realized that you cannot talk about him and not mention Dio for the simple fact that Lucciola’s whole life and existence revolves around Dio.
This is how we are introduced to these characters in episode 7. Lucciola checking the last recorded images of their
staryusships and Dio being…Dio.
We can tell right from the start that Dio has no sense of personal space and that Lucciola is used to the way Dio acts (although he does say Dio’s name, perhaps trying to berate him from acting in such a way while they are on a mission). But a great way to introduce two gild members, I have to admit. I was sure that Dio would turn out to be a crazy mass murdered and Lucciola would be the servant who follows him blindly and does everything he is told, not once acting on his own.
-in my opinion, at least-we are shown that Lucciola gets special treatment from Dio, the eccentric boy playing chess with him (I think he was actually expecting Lucciola to beat him) and we can see from Lucciola’s face after he loses that he did try his best.
In the same episode, Lucciola comments that Immelmann does not seem like he is accustomed to proper combat after Dio is impressed by his moves. Of course, Dio decided to go out there because he is ‘bored with playing chess’, deciding that the remaining time is more than enough for both of them.
Lucciola reminds Dio that his birthweek is close and that he shouldn’t do anything reckless, throwing in Delphine’s name as a sort of a warning, which is more than brave for a mere slave. Lucciola again oversteps his boundaries a few minutes later when he asks Dio if he doesn’t think he is a little too close to their enemy. Of course Dio goes on with his ‘lesson’, saying that he is principal/professor Dio.
More proof of Dio’s lack of understanding of how the NonGuild!world works is the fact that he has absolutely no problem in hugging or tackling the person that holds his interest, completely ignoring that person’s discomfort or that it might be seen as something strange.
Lucciola, on the other hand, seems to understand what is socially accepted by everyone and what is not and it looks as if he is trying to teach Dio how to behave in the normal society (even though -at this point in the story- both Lucciola and Dio know that he would retain these teachings only for a short period of time).
On the other hand, it is possible for Dio to be used to everyone knowing who he is, so he sees no point in introducing himself before violating someone’s personal space.
Lavie’s face is beyond epic in this scene.
Dio simply cannot grasp the concept of personal space at all, lol. Although Lucciola seems to be bothered in this scene, probably because he wouldn’t be able to move and protect his Lord from their attacker.
But lol, maybe this is Dio’s way of telling him to leave them be.
Dio is aware that his status of a Guild member is reason enough to make the others attack him, but he pushes on and tells Immelmann that he shot him down twice and then he acts all innocent and surprised that they were upset with him being present there
(although his face makes it clear that this is exactly the treatment he was expecting).
Dio never doubt’s Lucciola’s powers or the fact that he will always be there to keep him safe
(and on the ship, lololol. Me thinks Lucciola shouldn’t have let Dio watch Titanic). Lucciola makes almost no effort in showing the Silvana’s crew just how good he is in combat. Actually, it looks like he is putting more effort in keeping Dio from flying off the ship.
Also trying to be a poet for his Lord, lolololol
Though Lucciola shows concern when the ship is under attack, Dio is excited about that, actually having fun whenever the ship is shaking due to a hit.
Pointing out the obvious, we will give him the nickname of Captain Obvious.Lol I think he is secretly making a joke here, since he might be smiling.Gonzo stop being cheap and draw the characters in the background better!
-No comment needed, Dio is just pure win like that. And when he says it, you believe it and you get the feeling that he actually believes that-
Although Dio tends to listen to Lucciola’s advice
(every now and then, lol), during the Grand Race he ignores what his Navi is telling him, becoming so upset with the possibility of losing that he tells Lucciola to jump out so their ship would become lighter. Since Lucciola is not a simple drone and probably knows that his lord says stupid things when he angry with something, he remains in the Vanship and they lose.
After the race is over, Lucciola tells Dio that, although both he and Immelamn did the same things, Immelmann won because he must have filled his fuel tank only halfway in order to be lighter and win.
I like that later, when Dio is congratulating Lavie, it is his way of saying that he did not lose to Immelmann, but to his navi
(lol, after the race he also states that he is sure he didn’t do anything wrong. This is probably the first time he loses)
Again, Lucciola knows just how to keep Dio out of danger and, although his face drops instantly when his sister is mentioned, it at least ‘grounds’ him for the time being.
At this point in the series, they are still pretty much a mystery as is their whole world. You see Dio reciting a Mysterion to Alvis, surprized that she is ‘the real deal’, but he is not really interested. He also has no problem in revealing their Guild’s Mysterion to Alex (though he asks him not to tell his sister that he was the one who gave the Mysterion to him) and he also makes it clear (in his own way) that he is on their ship only because he is interested in Immelmann’s abilities.
Lucciola is present on the ship only because of Dio and, in these episodes, we do not see him interact with any of the other characters except for Dio. But it is clear that, since Lord Dio is happy on the ship and happy to be far away from his sister, he is also happy (he is doing more than being loyal to the Guild and to his Lord at this point, since he is helping Dio to slack off from his duties instead of reporting to the Maestro where they are - IMO).
-Long useless rant ends here. Rant based on the rest of the episodes will follow tonight-
Screw gravity, I am Dio Eraclea!
SO MUCH DIO AND LUCCIOLA GET ON MY BLOG I DON’T EVEN CARE HOW LONG IT IS NO REGRETS.
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