Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 21 Review

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 21 Review

Rudeus’s Goddess Sensor

Rudeus seems to have awakened a new ability in Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 21. He already had a large amount of mana, the ability to use incantationless magic, and a demon eye that lets him see a few seconds into the future.

Now, he also has a goddess sensor. Rudeus can sense where the goddess of his religion is when she’s nearby. And in case you forgot, his goddess is Roxy. Rudeus is the founder of Roxyism (Roxism?), a religion that worships Roxy. He also keeps her panties in a shrine at his home.

Okay, so obviously, there’s a bit of comedy going on here with Rudeus telling Paul he can sense a goddess nearby before blasting open a wall to save Roxy. Does Rudeus actually have a goddess sensor? I don’t know if that’s exactly it. But I do think there’s something going on here.

Roxy without her hat on from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 21
Roxy without her hat on

As far as we know, there’s literally no other explanation for how Rudeus located Roxy. He didn’t mention hearing anything or being able to feel her mana output. He said he could sense a goddess, and he accurately located her. So, let’s take this seriously.

How did Rudeus manage to find Roxy?

My guess is that this is “fate” at work. There’s some kind of special connection between Rudeus and Roxy. Rudeus doesn’t understand that connection, so he refers to it as being able to sense [his] goddess.

What could this special connection be, though? Well, a hint may come from something Paul says later in the episode, which I’ll also be discussing. But the basic explanation is that Rudeus and Roxy are fated to be together. Roxy will be Rudeus’s next lover, which could also turn into her being his next wife.

A Date in a Labyrinth

Before I move on, there’s one other question I want to answer. Why could Rudeus sense Roxy’s location but not sense that Fitz was Sylphie? I think this has to do with the roles of these women in his life at that point.

Roxy has been Rudeus’s goddess since he was a young boy. Sylphie was his friend. They are not the same. However, now if Sylphie got lost in a dungeon like Roxy did, I believe Rudeus would be able to sense her location. At this point in the story, he has that kind of connection with her.

And I’ll go one step further. I’m predicting that Rudeus will be able to sense that Eris is nearby before she eventually reveals herself to him again. I think it’s fair to say that he has a strong enough bond with Eris for that to be the case.

Roxy celebrating after asking Rudy out on a date from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 21
Roxy celebrating after asking Rudy out on a date

Okay, so now it’s time to talk about Roxy asking Rudeus out on a date. Or, I guess, what an S-rank adventurer thinks a date is. After they’ve saved Zenith, Roxy wants Rudeus to explore another (easier) dungeon with her — just the two of them.

Based on how Roxy was blushing and how she celebrated after Rudeus said yes, it’s pretty obvious she sees this as a date. And I can kind of see how it’s a good date. To clear a dungeon with a party of two, both members have to be in sync.

Doing this will be a bonding experience. Yes, they’re already close. But they haven’t seen each other since Rudeus was a kid. This will be a way for Roxy to bond with the man Rudeus has become. And it might even be a Migurdian or adventurer courting ritual.

Two Swords Are Better than One

It’s time to circle back to what Paul said later in the episode. He has something to tell Rudeus but doesn’t want to in the dungeon because it could lower party morale. And when he says party morale, he means Roxy’s morale.

What Paul wants to tell Rudeus is obviously that Roxy has a crush on him and that he should make her his second woman. You know, like Paul did with Lilia. The problem with saying that here, though, is that Roxy would learn that Rudeus is already married to Sylphie.

Yes, Roxy will have to learn that at some point. But Paul understands that her learning by him saying it while they’re in a dungeon wouldn’t be ideal. So, in an attempt to get his point across, Paul tells Rudeus about his weapons. He used to carry one sword, but now he carries two, and he loves them both.

Talhand, Paul, Elinalise, and Roxy from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 21
Talhand, Paul, Elinalise, and Roxy

This is why I believe Roxy will become Rudeus’s next wife or at least lover. I don’t remember if Paul actually married Lilia after his affair. So, maybe Rudeus doesn’t end up marrying Roxy. But this part of the episode seems to be setting that up.

Okay, but will Roxy and Sylphie even agree to be in a three-way relationship? And what about if we add Eris into the mix? I still think we need to consider her, too. Sara? Well, I have my doubts about her. She’s kind of like Eris-lite. She doesn’t add anything different.

First, Sylphie. She’s already told Rudeus that she’s fine with not being the only woman in his life. So, we can check her off. Roxy’s a tough one. She’ll definitely take some convincing. And Eris? After leaving Rudeus years ago, she’ll have to settle for being third.

Final Thoughts

What do you think about Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 21? Do you think Rudeus’s goddess sensor is a real ability he has? How do you think Roxy is going to take the news that Rudeus is already married? And do you agree with Paul that two swords are better than one?

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2 Replies to “Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 21 Review”

  1. I was pretty sure Rudeus sniffed Roxy out from the water dripping from the ceiling of the dungeon, given how much ice she was using to protect herself as we see in the next scenes.

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