Deep Insanity: The Lost Child Episode 10

Deep Insanity: The Lost Child Episode 10

Dismissed from Vera Platoon

When Shigure was dismissed from the Vera Platoon at the end of Episode 9, I assumed that Vera did this with some plan in mind. After all, it wouldn’t have made sense for her to dismiss him right after she began to accept him as a comrade.

Deep Insanity: The Lost Child Episode 10 gave us the reason for Shigure’s dismissal, but it doesn’t exactly make sense. Officially, Shigure was dismissed from his position for unauthorized access to the Abyss.

I guess the higher-ups don’t realize that this is a common practice for Sleepers, though, since they dismissed him over it. Or, maybe they dismissed Shigure specifically because he was reported. I’m guessing that while it’s known other Sleepers do this, reports aren’t filed against them.

Kobato, Sumire, and Larry from the anime series Deep Insanity: The Lost Child
Kobato, Sumire, and Larry

Commander Vera had her accomplice who works in the armory report Shigure’s actions specifically so that he would be dismissed and leave Antarctica. She would then give the Aruka (more on that in the next section) to Shigure so that he could take it away from the Abyss.

It’s not exactly clear why Vera had to go through the process of getting Shigure dismissed rather than just telling him to leave. I mean, he obviously wasn’t going to listen to those orders either way. But I don’t really see any benefit to doing it in the way Vera did.

And, it would appear that the removal of the Aruka from the Asylum hasn’t actually changed anything. Both sides are still fighting over El-Cee just as they always had been. Removing the Aruka from the situation didn’t solve anything.

Also, let me remind you that there are only 2 episodes left and we still don’t actually know what the goal of either faction is.


The Aruka, what is it? Well, we have no idea. We know that it’s not the ring Vera led Hayden to believe it was. It’s actually the vessel that the ring was contained within. But, even if Hayden thought the ring was the Aruka, wouldn’t he just take the whole vessel anyway?

I’m not really sure why putting a ring inside of it as a decoy would be a good idea. That’s like putting a diamond in a ring to distract thieves so they only steal the diamond and not the ring itself. They’re going to take the whole ring.

Anyway, as Vera “explains,” the Aruka is an object that prevents things from happening(?). Her explanation really doesn’t help at all. But, based on some context found within this episode and the rest of the series, we can make some inferences regarding its true purpose.

Vera holding the Aruka from the anime series Deep Insanity: The Lost Child
Vera holding the Aruka

We know that El-Cee allegedly has the power to destroy the world. And we know that the bad guy faction wants to fuse with her for some reason, and also that they want the Aruka. So, it makes sense to me that the Aruka is needed to fuse with El-Cee.

The only problem with that is that I’m assuming the monster we saw at the end of the episode was the fused El-Cee. If that’s the case, then the fact that the bad guys didn’t have the Aruka didn’t actually matter.

But, there’s something else we can assume about the Aruka — that it was the source of Commander Vera’s ability to reset time. Vera gives the Aruka to Shigure, and suddenly we find ourselves in a timeline in which Vera dies.

And to add to that, Shigure suddenly finds himself reset back in time when he gets lasered by the giant monster.

Return by Death

When it was first revealed that Commander Vera could reset time, I was going to make a return by death joke. However, I refrained from doing so because we didn’t — and still technically don’t — know exactly how her time-resetting ability worked.

But, as I just said, we see that Shigure resets time upon his death once he’s in possession of the Aruka. This seems to imply that death is, in fact, how the time-resetting ability works. That also kind of explains why it wasn’t something Vera immediately chose to use upon Leslie’s death.

Now, I’m not entirely sure what all of this means for the series at large. I mean, I don’t think it’s a particularly well-written story. So maybe it’s not worth the effort to think about it. But, I do have one theory regarding why the Aruka and El-Cee are both important.

Shigure being killed by a laser from the anime series Deep Insanity: The Lost Child
Shigure being killed by a laser

Let’s assume that I’m correct in stating that whoever holds the Aruka is able to reset time upon their death. It also seems like the bad guys want to use El-Cee to destroy the world, while Vera wants to assassinate her so that she can never be used in this way.

If the bad guys succeed and do destroy the world, the world will just be reset back to before it was destroyed if someone has the Aruka. So, they want the Aruka so that they can destroy it or something before then using El-Cee to destroy the world.

Vera’s plan to send Shigure away with the Aruka makes sense, then. If the bad guys don’t know where he took it, they can’t destroy it and the world is saved. But, Vera still wants to assassinate El-Cee just in case her first plan doesn’t work out.

That’s my guess, at least.


What do you think of Deep Insanity: The Lost Child Episode 10? Can you think of a good reason why Vera got Shigure officially dismissed? Do you understand what the Aruka is? And what’s your theory on how the Aruka and El-Cee are connected? Let me know in the comments.

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