I guess I can really let go.
- Episodes: 12
- Genre: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural
- Airing Date: April 2019 – June 2019
- Studio: P.A. Works
Fairy Gone Preview (No Spoilers)
The land of Eastald is just recovering from a terrible conflict, the War of Unification. During said war, both sides used “Fairy Soldiers”, men and women who had fairy organs transplanted into them in order to summon fairies to fight for them. After the war, they became illegal unless they accepted to join Dorothea, the government’s agency dedicated to investigating fairy-related crimes. As the anniversary of the war’s end draws near, a new recruit finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that could destroy the young country. Free Underbar, a former soldier for the losing side of the war, takes her under his wing in order to protect her from the traitors.
Free Underbar Highlights (Spoilers Beyond This Point)
1. He Is Compassionate
He was a soldier on the losing side of the war, and perhaps that’s why Free understands that compassion is a virtue and not a flaw. When he met Marlya Noel while he was undercover with the mob group known as Gui Carlin, he went out of his way to keep her safe, and later on agreed to keep the fact that she was possessed by a fairy secret, so that Marlya could be recruited into Dorothea and not let her end up as a lab subject. We constantly see him protect those who are innocent, even if they technically break the law.
2. He Is an Incredible Fighter
As a veteran of the War of Unification and Captain of Dorothea’s first unit, it is obvious that he knows how to handle himself in a fight. Usually, we see him fighting with just one sword, but if the fight goes on too long or he knows his opponent is strong, he will use two swords without a pause. While he is not unbeatable, there are very few characters in the series that can beat him up without the help of a fairy.
3. He Won’t Leave a Man Behind
As the War of Unification was quite bloody, Free saw many of his countrymen die in the field, including a friend who died saving him. Because of this, he has promised himself that he won’t let any of his unit members behind if he can help it. And when one dies under his watch, Free blames himself even when, at the time, there was no way he could have saved the other man.
4. When He Fights Alongside Red Hood He Is a Force of Nature
Unlike other Fairy Soldiers, Free doesn’t summon his fairy, Red Hood, immediately. Part of the reason is that Red Hood is a huge dire wolf that can’t fight easily in close quarters, but there’s also the fact that Free can hold his own against most enemies. However, when the fight becomes really serious and he lets Red Hood out, both are nearly unstoppable. There are some fairies bigger and more dangerous than Red Hood but Free is quite the strategist and can figure out how to beat them in time.
5. He Doesn’t Let Revenge Blind Him
Revenge is a constant theme in Fairy Gone; it’s what motivates Veronica to abandon Marlya, what makes Wolfran abandon his principles, the true motivation behind the plot to sabotage the Artificial Fairies, and it even guides Marlya’s actions when she meets the man who burnt her town to the ground. Free has reasons to want revenge against the current government of Eastald, and yet, he never lets it show. In fact, in the end, he’s the one who reminds her that the only way to achieve peace is to let the resentment go.
Free is a very complex character even if he can be dismissed at first as a very typical strong, silent hero from an action anime. You know the type; handsome men who say very little and are there to save the heroine and look pretty. As the story advances, we can see how interesting he is, and thus, it is easy to fall in love with him. So now it’s your turn to tell us in the comments below, which are your favorite scenes with Free in Fairy Gone?