Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 11 Review

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 11 Review

Time to Bring Rudeus Into the Fold

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 11 wasn’t too exciting. There was obviously a big moment at the end of the episode. But, I would have liked it if more happened leading up to that. Fitz being Sylphiette wasn’t new information for us.

I’m not sure if this is new information. But, Princess Ariel mentions that she wants to make Rudeus one of her allies. I don’t know if she said that earlier in this season. However, I feel like she mentioned it at the end of Season 1.

Back then, we got a short scene showing Sylphiette with Ariel at the University of Magic. From what I remember, this scene is when Sylphiette learns that Rudeus is attending, too. And, Ariel asks if he would be a good ally for them to have, to which Sylphiette responds that he would.

Ariel reassuring Sylphiette from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 11
Ariel reassuring Sylphiette

Maybe I made that entire scene up and it didn’t actually happen. I’m not going to go back and check. But, either way, in this episode, Ariel makes her intentions clear. She wants Sylphiette to reveal her identity to Rudeus and then bring him into their group.

Of course, as Ariel says, this is also for Sylphiette’s sake. Sylphiette is in love with Rudeus and if she wants a shot at being with him, she needs to be bold. But, we also know that Ariel has some lofty ambitions. She wants to become the ruler of the Asura Kingdom someday.

Having someone like Rudeus in her corner will help make her dream a reality. After all, there aren’t too many people as strong as Rudeus around. There are people like Orsted and likely even Badigadi who can kill Rudeus. But, the majority of people don’t stand a chance. Also, he’s known and respected.

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A Quest to Find a Flower

To help Sylphiette reveal her identity to Rudeus, Ariel comes up with an elaborate plan. But, why was this necessary? Sylphiette is worried that even if she reveals her identity, Rudeus won’t remember her. I’m not sure why she thinks that, but she does.

I guess Rudeus never mentioned Sylphiette to her, specifically. I know he said that he was searching for the members of his family who are still lost. And I thought he mentioned searching for a friend. But, maybe he didn’t. Or, Sylphiette didn’t realize he was talking about her.

Anyway, one of the defining memories Sylphiette has about Rudeus is when he first learned she was a girl. They got rained on and then went to take a bath to warm up. Rudeus forced her to get undressed, and that’s when he realized his mistake.

Rudeus and Sylphiette going on a quest together from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 11
Rudeus and Sylphiette going on a quest together

In a lot of ways, Sylphiette’s current situation is similar to that situation from her past. So, Ariel bases her plan on that core memory, hoping it will cause Rudeus to remember Sylphiette. The plan goes as follows.

First, Sylphiette convinces Rudeus to go on a trip up into the mountains with her alone. She says she needs to find a certain flower, the Freeze Fringe, with only Rudeus to protect Ariel’s honor. After they set out on their quest, she begins setting up the conditions for phase 2 of the plan.

To reduce Rudeus’s magic output, she asks if she can hold his staff. Then, the uses a spell ring to summon rain clouds. And, when Rudeus attempts to dispel them, she uses magic of her own to keep them in place. And, once it begins raining, the stage is set for the final phase of the plan.

Rudeus & Sylphiette, Together Forever

We’ve known that Sylphiette has a crush on Rudeus. It’s been pretty obvious for a while. But, I didn’t realize the extent of her feelings for him until Episode 11. She’s down so bad that she admitted to her fantasy of having a bunch of children with him.

Anyway, how much of Ariel’s plan do you think was actually necessary? We know that Rudeus never forgot Sylphiette. So, what’s the bare minimum that could have happened for him to recognize her? Did he actually need to strip her? Or, would taking off her sunglasses have been enough?

Personally, I’m pretty sure Rudeus would have recognized her based on her eyes alone. But, I like that we got to see the entire plan play out. It’s pretty impressive how Ariel crafted a flashback specifically for Rudeus. That’s some next-level stuff.

Sylphiette revealing her identity to Rudeus from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 11
Sylphiette revealing her identity to Rudeus

Now, something we didn’t get to find out in Episode 11 is the significance of the necklace Rudeus wears. I’m expecting this to come up in the final episode of this half of the season. And, it’s something I already theorized about in my review of Episode 4.

When Elinalise sees Rudeus’s necklace, she loses interest in him as a sexual partner and backs off. We also see her holding a similar necklace in the OP. And, we know that Sylphiette was the one who gave Rudeus the necklace. So, my theory is that his having this necklace means he “belongs to” Sylphiette.

You can think of the necklace as kind of like a wedding ring. If you see someone wearing a wedding ring, it’s typically a sign that they’re married. This necklace could be the same thing for Elves. Since Sylphiette gave hers to Rudeus, other Elves recognize that he’s already taken.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 11? Do you expect Rudeus to ally himself with Princess Ariel? What do you think about Ariel’s convoluted plan to get Rudeus to recognize Sylphiette? And, do you think Rudeus is going to have a monogamous relationship with Sylphiette?

To me, it makes some sense for Rudeus to ally himself with Ariel. Sylphie is a close friend of Ariel and Ariel’s main bodyguard is a Greyrat, as well. As for his relationship with Sylphie, I’m still betting on the series going down the harem route. Eris, Roxy, and Sara need to join the family.

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