Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 18 Review

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 18 Review

Aisha Upgraded from Slave to Employee

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 18 is titled “Turning Point 3.” That’s a significant title when you consider the previous two Turning Point episodes. In case you forgot, allow me to refresh your memory.

Turning Point 1 was the mass teleportation event. That was a pretty significant event in Rudeus’s life if you ask me. Turning Point 2 was when Orsted killed Rudeus (and then revived him). That was another huge moment in Rudeus’s life. So, Turning Point 3 should be just as impactful.

Unfortunately, this episode isn’t as exciting as either of those. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not, as the title states, a major turning point. I’ll get to why that is in a bit, though. First, I want to talk about what’s been happening with Norn and Aisha.

Rudeus ignoring Aisha's advances from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 18
Rudeus ignoring Aisha’s advances

As we know, Norn’s relationship with Rudeus is improving. And, what they seem to have begun bonding over is their shared respect for Ruijerd. We saw them sharing stories of him and then Norn finds out that Rudeus plans to write a book about Ruijerd. Upon learning this, she asks if she can help, to which Rudeus obliges.

My guess is that this is something Norn’s going to be working on while Rudeus is away. It may have started as something Rudeus was going to do. But, he hasn’t made much progress and won’t have much time for it going forward. So, I’m expecting to see improving the Superd’s reputation become Norn’s life goal.

What about Aisha? Well, she’s finally getting paid for her work. Yes, she was already getting “paid” in free housing and food. But, she’s now getting paid in money so she can buy whatever she wants. It’s good to see Rudeus paying his child laborer.

Rudeus’s 1/8th Elf Child

There are two main parts to this third turning point in Rudeus’s life. The first is that he and Sylphie are expecting their first child. That’s a pretty big deal and could be considered a turning point all on its own.

So, does this mean Rudeus is going to have a half-elf child? No. His child with Sylphie is only going to be 1/8th elf. From the start of the series, we know that Sylphie isn’t a pureblood elf. In fact, she isn’t even a half-elf; she’s only 1/4th elf, despite her appearance.

I don’t know what this means for Sylphie’s longevity. She probably won’t live as long as Elinalise, who I assume is a 100%, all-natural elf. But, I’m going to guess that she’ll outlive Rudeus by quite a bit. What about their child, though?

Sylphie telling Rudeus she's pregnant from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 18
Sylphie telling Rudeus she’s pregnant

Since this child is going to have some elf blood, I assume they’ll live longer than a normal human, too. They may very well outlive Sylphie. But, I doubt they’ll live as long as Sylphie since they’re “less” elf than she is. I’d like to see this come up at some point in the series.

Now, who do you think this child will take after more in terms of appearance? Do you think they’ll have pointy elf ears? Do you think they’ll have the blonde hair of the Greyrats? Or, maybe they’ll have green hair like Sylphie did when she was younger?

Or, you know, Sylphie could have a miscarriage while Rudeus is away. That could be one reason why the Man-God was telling Rudeus he’d regret it if he left to save Zenith. If that happened, I’m sure he’d want to be with Sylphie instead of on a far-off continent.

What Is Rudeus Going to Regret?

Okay, so, I don’t actually think Sylphie’s going to have a miscarriage. It’s not impossible and I wouldn’t necessarily hate that as a twist. But, I have a hard time believing it’s going to happen.

So, other than that, what could Rudeus regret by going to save Zenith? The Man-God didn’t say that he’d lose anything or anyone by going. There was no hint that someone, either in the party saving Zenith or back home, will die due to Rudeus’s choice.

I think Sylphie, Norn, and Aisha will all be okay back home. And I think Paul, Elinalise, Roxy, and everyone else trying to save Zenith will make it out alive. Oh, and why do I know who’s going to be trying to save Zenith? We see the raiding party in the OP for this season. It’s Paul’s old party with Rudeus and Roxy as additions.

Rudeus telling Norn he'll go save Paul and Zenith from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 18
Rudeus telling Norn he’ll go save Paul and Zenith

My prediction is that Zenith will not be saved. None of those trying to save Zenith will die. But, Zenith herself will die.

Alright, but doesn’t that go against what I said about Rudues not losing anyone? Not exactly. I mean that Rudeus’s choice isn’t going to be what causes someone to die. Whether he goes or not, the outcome will be the same.

But, if his going isn’t going to change the outcome, why would he regret it? Well, there’s the trauma of being unable to save Zenith and possibly seeing her die in front of him. Or, it could be that by being there, Rudy has to be the one to kill Zenith for whatever reason.

It could be that if Rudy doesn’t go, Paul ends up killing Zenith. But, if Rudy goes, he’s the one who ends up doing it.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 18? Do you think Sylphie is going to have her child without any issues? Who do you think the child is going to take after more? And, why do you think Rudeus is going to end up regretting traveling to save Zenith?

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