Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 1

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 1

Floor Boss Amphisbaena

The last time I did an episode review for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? was back in 2020 during Season 3. I didn’t have very high expectations for Season 4, so I skipped reviewing the episodes for Part 1.

But, I actually enjoyed Season 4 Part 1 more than I anticipated. It went back to the stuff I like about DanMachi, the dungeon exploration. So, since the first part of the season was good, I figured I’d pick up the second part for my weekly reviews.

Now, Season 4 Part 2 Episode 1 picks up right where Part 1 Episode 11 left off. Bell and Ryuu fell down into the lower floors with the Juggernaut. And the rest of Bell’s party comes face-to-face with the boss of Floor 27, Amphisbaena.

Bell's party preparing to fight Amphisbaena from the anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 1
Bell’s party preparing to fight Amphisbaena

Amphisbaena wasn’t supposed to respawn for another 2 weeks. But, it seems like the rules of the dungeon are more like suggestions. Well, I’m sure there’s a reason for the floor boss respawning early. However, we don’t know what that reason is right now. It could have to do with the Juggernaut spawning. Or, it could be unrelated.

Why the floor boss spawned isn’t important right now, though. What’s more important is that it traps Bell’s party by blocking the exits. And, to be fair, this makes sense from an RPG perspective. If you’ve ever played an RPG, you’ll know that once you enter a boss’ room, you usually have to beat the boss to leave.

As for the boss itself, Amphisbaena is a giant, aquatic, two-headed dragon. One head breathes blue flames that can burn through steel. And the other head breathes a red mist that dissipates magic. It’s certainly a dangerous boss.

Mikoto’s Gravity Magic

By the end of the episode, it looks like Bell’s party is about to defeat the floor boss. And the reason they’re able to get this far is thanks to Mikoto’s gravity magic. Did she always have this? I don’t remember it being a thing before.

So, here’s the thing, gravity magic is extremely powerful. It’s no time magic, but it’s up there. So, the fact that this is something Mikoto can use whenever she wants is a big deal. Well, I’m sure she can’t use it often because of how much mana it uses.

Now, I don’t want to say that gravity magic on its own means defeating the floor boss is simple. If Mikoto used it without there being a plan in place, she would have wasted it. But, when used as part of a plan it does make the fight a bit trivial.

Mikoto using gravity magic on the floor boss from the anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 1
Mikoto using gravity magic on the floor boss

My suspicion is that we’re going to see Mikoto use this magic again this season. Specifically, she’s going to use it against the Juggernaut. We’ve established that she can use gravity magic against strong enemies here. So, the next step is for her to use it in a higher-stakes situation.

The thing that makes the Juggernaut so dangerous is its speed. But, if Mikoto can use her magic on it, she can slow it down or even stop it in its tracks. Then, her allies can hit it with everything they’ve got.

I’m assuming that Bell and Ryuu won’t be able to defeat the Juggernaut on their own. They’re severely injured. So, that’s why I’m thinking the rest of Bell’s party will have to come to their rescue. And that’s when Mikoto will have the opportunity to use her gravity magic again.

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Time to Drop Cassandra

Let’s talk about Cassandra, one of the healers of the party. The other healer is Haruhime, by the way. Now, while Cassandra’s primary role is that of a healer, that’s not her only ability. She also has future sight in the form of her dreams.

Unfortunately, Cassandra is unable to make full use of her future sight abilities. Why? Because she believes people won’t take her seriously. And, in her defense, she’s right to believe that. Even her best friend, Daphne, doesn’t believe Cassandra’s dreams of the future are real.

But, that’s the smallest problem Cassandra has. A bigger problem is that she’s too timid when it comes to telling people about her dreams. If she stood firm and insisted that her dreams of the future were real, more people would believe her. The real issue is that Cassandra backs down as soon as she gets pushback.

Daphne beating some sense into Cassandra from the anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 1
Daphne beating some sense into Cassandra

The biggest problem with Cassandra, though, is that she’s a coward. As a healer, she plays a vital role in her party. And yet, she wasn’t helping for the majority of the fight against the floor boss. By the time she healed her allies, the fight was pretty much over.

Honestly, if I was one of Cassandra’s party members, I’d drop her from the party after this. It doesn’t matter that she finally did her job in the end. By that point, it’s too late. Her fate with my party has already been decided.

I don’t care that the reason for her inaction was her fear. It doesn’t matter that she believed they were all going to die anyway. What matters is that her allies were fighting, and she gave up. It’s just too bad we won’t see her get dropped from the party here.

Conclusion

What do you think of DanMachi IV Part 2 Episode 1? Why do you think the floor boss spawned early? Do you remember Mikoto having gravity magic before? And would you kick Cassandra out of your party? Let me know in the comments.

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One Reply to “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 1”

  1. what? Cassandra literaly saved the whole team. it’s not about pointing out other people’s weaknesses. it’s about working on our own, what ever stage we are at.

    the gravity spell was used a bunch of times. in the war games, with black goliath, I think maybe a couple other times.

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