Fences guarded the front door of the asylum, a large white stone building with many, many windows on the front, though there wasn’t many on the sides or back. There wasn’t much grass in front of the building, just a short few patches behind the fence, but where the grassdid grow, it grew long and unattended too. The lobby itself seemed rather plain and ordinary, black and white tiles, white plain floor, a few seats and a desk where a missing receptionist would be. But past the only two doors that led inside of the building, was an utter mess.
All variations of dust, dirt, grime, rats, feces, and even medical waste covered the floors and halls. It didn’t look at all sanitary, especially for a mental home, but then again in this day and age, who would openly visit a home to the insane, believed to be the possessed and evil? Tortures normally awaited the inmates, but in this home, very few lives remained. With each and every doctor slaughtered, each inmate lay in their locked rooms, awaiting a slow death of starvation. By now, everyone but the rats were gone.
The rats and the boy, that is. As Ethan sat in a deeper cell of his asylum, he pondered over the deaths of all thosedoctorshe slaughtered. Wouldn’t they be missed? He had a feeling that someone would’ve noticed, but he hadn’t noticed anyone in the asylum for weeks. Or months. Perhaps days? There was no way for him to tell time.
Getting up to walk out of the cell he’d already broken out of, the lad was as much a mess as the building he lived in. Once white and appropriate mental patient clothes were now a brown mess of fabric that was scarcely held together… he wore no shoes, and the result was a pair of feet that bled from the shards of glass he stepped on, but Ethan seemed unbothered by it. His face was just as much a mess as anything, and though his once ghostly pale skin make the black patch of a birthmark over his right eye quite noticeable, now it hardly seemed noticeable.
“Antibug” will go down in history as the episode that actually managed to make me kind of like Chloe. I mean come on, Chloe has always been the class bitch everyone loves to hate. In many ways she’s only been that. “Antibug” delivers some depth.
First of all, we’ve previously learned that Chloe was enough of a Ladybug fan to cosplay as her. However we didn’t know that she dressed up with Sabrina, made-up ridiculous akuma backstories, got the butler involved, and played pretend around the hotel.
Second, I got the feeling that we saw a little more vulnerability in Chloe this time around. Sure, Chloe is a brat who cries when her hair gets a little out of place. Yet getting dissed by Ladybug was enough to make her break down and get akumatized. She might have just felt angry and humiliated but then getting unintentionally outed by Sabrina should have done the trick. Chloe must have been really hurt.
Third ,we get a little bit more detail into Chloe’s relationship with Sabrina. This episode absolutely implies that Chloe is a bit of a tsundere. After Sabrina embarrassed Chloe, she insulted Sabrina, refused to look at her, and overall acted like she didn’t exist. Yet when Sabrina left, Chloe looked back before huffing and looking away again. When Sabrina nervously hovers in class, Chloe dismissively told her she should go ahead and sit down. Then she smiled, which made both Marinette and Alya think she looked really happy in her own way. Then Chloe, just as dismissively, gave Sabrina another broach before smiling at her again.
Chloe is a spoiled, selfish, bratty rich girl who gets everything handed to her. She’s likely too proud to admit the world doesn’t revolve around her and doesn’t display affection well. She isn’t very nice to Sabrina, as she isn’t very nice to anybody, but she gives her accessories. It’s probably the only way she really knows how to show affection.
On a slightly unrelated note, this episode is a good example of how the show can show development without a strictly linear plot. Chloe is still a total brat. Any development is just subtle enough to where you can rearrange the episode order without her behavior being jarring. You could watch Chloe dangle a beret in front of Sabrina in “Evillustrator” and think she’s trying to buy her off. You can watch it after “Antibug” and think there’s more to it. It doesn’t matter what episode you watch before or after because either way she’s being a shit.
All in all I’m excited about several development points in “Antibug,” and I’m excited to see more episodes like it. Yeah I got spoiled by all the ship teases, which this episode didn’t have much of, but good writing requires expanding on characters and switching things up once in awhile.
I ship you with Sebastian, especially akuma-butler. You two are building their relationship very well; I've never seen such a well developed Claude/Sebastian relationship as yours. Keep up the good work.
At first, the butler couldn’t find many words to explain what he was feeling -for the first time after centuries, he was experiencing a deep, unexplainable yet perfectly reasonable confusion.
I am Satan. I was married to Lilith and I’ve divorcedcto marry her.
I really love her writing and the way she keeps IC her character! Plus, she’s a dork just like me and she’s madly in love with…