How do you think Rin will react to all of this? I mean he is the LAST to know about all of his brother's issues and I'm sure he will feel responsible somehow for not realizing it all along. I'm very curious how rin will handle this matter especially that this time it's revolving his own little brother.. + why was bon surprised about his answer at the end of the chapter.. isn't it obvious that he knows nothing?? His look at the end broke my heart already :(
He’s going to be extremely upset no matter what happens.
If he goes to Yukio, only to find him not there, he’s going to go flying off the handle to get him back. That’s his little brother.
If he gets there to see Yukio with blue flames, he’ll be remembering when Shiro died the same way. And he’ll definitely blame himself, just as he blames himself for Shiro’s death.
I’m no sure about Bon’s reaction actually. If someone who knows Japanese could look at the original wording they might know better. The translation I read had Rin saying “Did something happen” instead of “What is it?” or “What about him?” which might account for Bon’s surprise. Rin already seems to suspect something, because he does know that Yukio hasn’t been acting right lately.
I wouldn’t say Rin is the LAST to know. He’s told Yukio again and again that he’s there to talk. And has expressed concern over it.
Just from what I can remember here’s some manga panels (sorry for the lack of order)
Rin has been worried about Yukio for a long time now, and he’s been reaching out and trying to be there for him.
Don’t forget that before Rin knew the truth about his heritage he was always very proud and protective of his little brother, even with the truth about he being a half demon and Yukio being an exorcist, Rin still holds those habits and traits. A lifetime of protectiveness, of being the older brother, doesn’t just go away, even when Rin’s world was turned upside down.
Welcome to my Masterlist, I hope this works - as this is supposed to be a mobile and web master list - let me know if you face any problems. It is also not completed yet because I have too many posts to add all int ne space of time, so I’ll be adding the rest of my requests to this when I can. I will also add new ones to it whenever I write new requests.
Do you have any Rizumo childhood friends head canons? 👀
Yess always! Let’s pretend Izumo’s family is fine and Illuminati didn’t get them tho right?
- Rin and Izumo going to the same school and start talking bc Izumo is “the weird girl who can see domes” and Rin is “that demon boy Okumura”
- Izumo immediately tells Rin he isn’t a demon bc she knows what real demons look like and that’s kind of how they become friends
- Rin gets into less fights bc Izumo just straight up talks bullies down
- Rin and Izumo learning how to cook together and often both families eat together
- Shirou has to spill the beans a little early bc Izumo accidentally reveals that he’s an exorcist
- Really really accidentally as in she just wanted to know how to get rid of a lot of goblins and he’s a priest so he must be an exorcist, right?
- Rin and Izumo often go outside to play in parks because both rather enjoy being outside then inside
- Izumo’s little sister Tsukumo adores Kuro so when Izumo has to look after her sister bc her mother is busy, Rin and her put her with Kuro
- Rin and Izumo playing pranks together because mischief is fun and yeah their sweet kids and couldn’t hurt a fly but half demon and sb with relations to kitsune?? No way they wouldn’t play pranks
- Surprisingly the more “cruel” one is Izumo who is very sure of herself while Rin has more doubts
- Yukio is kind of terrified and amazed by Rin & Izumo’s friendship and as they grow up he just prays that they will never find a reason to prank him
- Shirou trying to help Tamamo out because he knows that attending your duties and raising kids at the same time is hard. And, when Shirou is out for a mission, Rin & Yukio go over to the Kamikis
- So lots of sleepovers basically
- And lots of game nights
- Mike and Uke don’t like Rin at first simply because he’s a boy
- He grows on them tho
- Yukio and Paku as the Voices Of (more) Reason(able) Behavior
- That one time in which Rin is revealed as Satan’s son and Izumo glares at everyone
I’m sorry this is such a mess I just wrote down everything I could think of :D
I just found you in the kikasa tag, you're not getting rid of me now! Can I request Kasamatsu and everyone you ship him with (if it's just kise then a hug, if there are more characters then tug of war with senpai as the rope and everyone wants a piece, again I dunno if you ship him with anyone else, I'm curious). Thank you and you get a new follower!
Aw, thank you, new follower! I appreciate it soo much *throws you some love*
I only ship Kasa with Kise, but I don’t mind with any pairing!
Yukio works his ass off, he’s a prodigy, he’s regulated, he’s a teenager. He works as an exorcist, a teacher, AND a student. He is seen by us as an adult and yet the higher ups still view him as a child who can’t handle the truth. The excuse is supposed to be that Yukio doesn’t need to know and that it’ll only make him sad and the higher ups don’t view it as important.
But in my opinion, the higher ups are dumb. They think it’s okay to share the information of a Gehenna Gate being opened and yet they don’t think he’s mature enough to handle the truth of his birth?
Honestly, why isn’t Yukio allowed to know? If he can handle the above and being under a Morinas contract, then he can handle his own past. In all honesty, I think Fujimoto should’ve just told the twins from the beginning. Then he wouldn’t be dead, Rin wouldn’t go through his “I’m gonna deny I’m a demon’s child” spiel through the Kyoto arc, and Yukio wouldn’t be… THIS HOT MESS.
I’m not saying Yukio doesn’t have faults. There are things he’s done that he needs to fix and apologize for. He has flaws and insecurities and he’s made bad choices. It’s going to be difficult to fix his strained relationship with Rin, which is held together by duct tape and shoe lace strings at this point.
I just happen to think that Yukio is in the right. The higher ups are being selective about what Yukio is allowed to know and not know. It’s frustrating. And I think I know why.
In the perspective of a higher up, weapons/soldiers/mercenaries aren’t supposed to ask too many questions. They aren’t supposed to ask WHY they’re supposed to be doing something. Having knowledge that juniors don’t have is their way of keeping the power.
Or plot twist: they actually don’t know and have too much pride to admit it. So they use they’re status as seniors to pretend that they know and hold it above a certain exorcist’s head. They don’t realize that Yukio has a breaking point, however, and that he’s finally reached it
Translation: “Ao no Exorcist” Chapter 96 Summary (SPOILERS!!!)
Here is your summary of this month’s chapter of “Ao no Exorcist”…and as you may have guessed by now, it’s pretty crazy. Please forgive any spelling or translation errors. Spoilers ahead!
[Note: the chapter isn’t in English yet, I just wanted to typeset the top graphic for the purposes of this post.]
Chapter 96: The End of Snow (Part 5)
Rin is saying “Yukio, stand up. We’re going back to the Order. I want to rescue you” but Yukio is thinking “Go back? Rescue? Me?” As they are escaping, Yukio finds the gun of a fallen exorcist on the ground.
The exorcists are in a scramble trying to figure out where the explosion came from. They tell Izumo and Shiemi (who are still pretending to be injured exorcists to stay where they are). When the smoke clears, we see Amaimon reading a letter (very disinterestedly). “Foolish humans, do you feel it? The atmosphere of a Gehenna full of madness. Now that my brother is weakened, the King of Earth shall bring about chaos. Wah hah ha HA ha.”
Konekomaru says “It looks like the Okumuras were able to get away successfully!” but Amaimon says “That’s ridiculous. It’d be much easier if everyone were killed.” Sugaro gets angry but Amaimon retorts that he wouldn’t be here doing something so troublesome without orders from his older brother.
We get a flashback to the group struggling to think of a way to get Yukio out (while Rin is profusely thanking everyone). They realize that they need the help of a “patron”, but since Lightning is in the Vatican…just then, they get a knock on the door. One is Amaimon, and gotta be honest here…I can’t remember the other guy’s name at all. But they announce that “The King of Time Samael has undertaken the job of ‘Patron’.”
Back in the present, they are wondering how Mephisto knew and Amaimon says that Mephisto knows everything. Izumo reminds them that they should hurry and escape before they are found. Amaimon says “Is that it? Then I’ll be doing as I please. I have an interest in those two,” and takes off, climbing on the tower that Yukio was in. Shima is hiding and talking to someone on his earpiece. He says “Things seem to be going well faster than I thought.” After he hands up he says “Koneko-san, Bon…this time is really goodbye.”
Somewhere outside, Rin is telling Yukio that everyone helped them to escape. He hands him his camo coat and tells him to wear it until they have left the campus. Rin says “Well take the train as far as we can and get a hotel in front of the last stop. We’ll talk after that.” However, when Rin walks away, Yukio stays still. Rin is confused and asks him what’s wrong. Yukio says “I thought you’d come to save me sooner or later, but I didn’t think it’d be this quickly…why do you always come to save me? Even though we were born the same way, why are we so different?” Rin is confused and asks “What are you talking about? This isn’t the place to talk it out…”
Suddenly there’s a loud sound and a helicopter appears above them, glowing so brightly that the group can see it from pretty far away. Yukio is thinking “Don’t you want to know about the mystery of your eye and the secret of your hidden birth? I will grant you the ‘power’ of the truth.” Inside the helicopter we see Shima, who is telling Yukio “The Illuminati welcomes you. Whaddya say we leave this place?” Rin and everyone else is shocked by Shima’s actions. Rin yells that there’s no way Yukio would join the Illuminati, but Yukio is thinking “I can grant you power” and then he thinks “I’m weak” and starts to walk towards the helicopter. Rin is in disbelief and Yukio says “Rin, I will tell you one last thing. The Order of the True Cross is no different from the Illuminati. Mephisto experimented on a large number of humans in order to create vessels for demons. On the contrary, it was the Order which created the Illuminati. And our father was born of those experiments. He was a person trained as an exorcist. It’s doubtful that kind of person could have human feelings.” Rin is shocked, of course, but Yukio goes on “The truth is, we were raised to be weapons, just like tools.”
Rin finally responds “…tools…? That can’t be!! I didn’t know…how dad was born, but” (he’s also thinking “The dad I know…”) “that’s not true!!” Yukio says “It was different for you. You were special…that person might have had some emotional attachment to you. But I was weak, a failure. I must have been an eyesore. But whatever, it doesn’t matter anymore.” Rin says “…what are you saying!? You…” (and he’s thinking “you were serious, and loved to study, you were tall, stylish and kind, popular with girls but modest, you were smart and had your sights set on being a doctor…”) “You’re perfect compared to me, you were our pride and joy!!”
Rin yells “What are you looking at…wipe off those foggy glasses and look harder!!!! You’re mistaken! I’ll make Mephisto tell the truth!!” Yukio walks away and says “It doesn’t matter. I’m done with this place.” Rin gets very angry and says “No. I won’t let you go!!!!” but Yukio pulls a gun on him. “I’m sorry, Rin. I want to become strong.” The group is coming up on the brothers when this is happening and are wondering what’s going on. Rin thinks “That’s right, he’s serious and loves to study…and hates to lose” just as Yukio shoots him in the forehead, neck and chest. As Rin collapses to the ground, Yukio says “That’s why I don’t need you to save me anymore.” The group is shocked and Shiemi starts to run to them but Amaimon suddenly appears in front of her and says he won’t let her interfere. Rin lay on the ground, coughing up blood as it also runs down his face. Rin mentions “heh, again with the nutrients somehow” but then thinks “The bleeding won’t stop”…”He was serious this time…” Rin gets up in a blaze of flames. Shima looks a little flustered and tries to attack Rin but misses and gets knocked back against the wall by Rin. Yukio remains calm as Rin rampages his way towards him, thinking of the things Rin said to him “I’ll save you. Wipe off those foggy glasses and look harder!!!! You’re perfect compared to me…” He thinks “No, from my point of view…” and says out loud “You were the perfect one” as the brothers’ powers clash…with Yukio’s eye breaking Rin’s sword.
That’s all for this month, the story will be continued in next month’s chapter.
I keep getting annoyed by this pattern I see in AoEx discussions where Rin and Yukio are blamed or held responsible for each others failures. I get why this happens. The narrative and the fact that they are twins makes it very easy to put them in opposition to one another and add to that Yukio is officially in a position of power over Rin. But I don't think it's right. Shiro caused this huge power imbalance and the pressure that finally broke Yukio, and failed Rin too. Mephisto does the bare
(Cont.) Minimum, mostly for his own amusement at their struggle. No other adults are presented as authority figures and that’s terrible. So fans of Rin over Yukio (Hi!) can easily blame Yukio for being as dickish as possible when educating the brother deliberately kept ignorant his entire life, and those more sympathetic to Yukio point out how stressed he is and how Rin makes it worse by acting out/being a dumbass. And I feel like these and similar perspectives miss the point that this…
(cont) misses the point that they are kids who still need adult supervision and shouldn’t be held fully responsible for themselves at this time. Many of the twins failings are a result of failure to provide help or guidance, a failure that might or might not be a deliberate move to keep them both easier to manipulate. Sorry for the rant but this has bothered me for some time and you seemed like someone who might be interested in this kind of thing.
Woah. These are one of the
best asks I’ve ever gotten aaah. Definitely interested!
Rin and Yukio have been pretty
much raised to feel like they are responsible for the other. Rin protecting
Yukio from bullies and everyone who says bad stuff about Yukio. Yukio
protecting Rin from demons when younger and now from the Vatican as well as Rin
This mentality they have
internalized as well as the narrative and the twin thing you’ve pointed out
already, of course leads many to blame the twin they like less for the
suffering of the other. Which I think is done on purpose because it highlights
a whole other perspective.
Who benefits from such a
relationship between Rin and Yukio? Mephisto.
How would shura and the exwires react to yukio joining the Illuminati and trying to kill rin? (Also can you make shima not working for the illuminati in this please) thank you!
Renzo is shocked. He doesn’t really care and he’s a little upset to see people so out of it after the news, but he takes it better than everyone else. Let’s be honest, if they’re not screaming and running around in a panic by now, then they’re all sulking and hoping to get their friend back.
Ryuji is pissed. Yukio was their teacher and Ryuji didn’t think that Okumura-sensei could be so stupid as to do something like this. Joining the occult? Stupid, dumb, I’m gonna beat the shit out of him.
Koneko is asking questions, doing research, he’s like a detective on Criminal Minds at this point. He wants to know motive and reasoning, he is confronting Mephisto and going at it L vs Light Death Note style. (Why did Okumura-sensei join the occult? How is Mephisto involved? What was the final straw for Yukio?)
Izumo is still trying to recover from being kidnapped, so she’s off in her own little world and trying to prevent nightmares. She mostly confides in Noriko to help her through it and with that she tries to comfort Shiemi.
Shiemi, this girl… she’s known Yukio for two to three years give or take. She bashes herself repeatedly, calls herself useless and weak, cries. She thought Yukio was amazing, her role model, a hero, and to find that he’s done something so awful hurts her on a such a personal level.
Rin is heartbroken. That was his twin brother, an important piece of his life, and he just tried to kill Rin. That stuff hurts, it’s betrayal at it’s finest. He doesn’t do anything at first, he just kind of sulks, lays down, sleep, have nightmares. After a while, he convinces himself he can bring Yukio back and save him. It’s fake confidence and probably an impossible task, but that’s Rin’s middle name. Rin “Impossible” Okumura.
Shura… Shura is the most hurt out of anyone minus Rin. She’s harder on herself than Shiemi, because she saw this boy’s transition from Innocent Baby Boy™ to Badass Exorcist™ and yet she didn’t see any of the signs indicating that Yukio would do this. Yukio is more than just her junior, he’s like a brother or a son to her, he’s her closest friend.
I'm back with a request! ^_^ Mephisto, Rin, Yukio, and Bon (cause I started liking Bon lol) with a s/o that has hearing damage so they tend to use sign language more often than not while they talk and sometimes just uses sign language instead of talking. (I due this a lot due to my hearing problems lol) thanks! ^_^
I started liking Bon too!! Coming right up sweetheart ༼∩•́ω•̀∩༽
Mephisto already knows sign language
And several other languages
Instantly responds with sign language to make things easier for his s/o
Sometimes even finishes their sentences
Rin is like “hey what’s that thing you’re doing with your hands?”
Tries to teach himself from books but keeps getting confused
Asks them to teach him because he learns better from experience
(And enjoys spending time with them)
Yukio knows pretty good sign language
Stays up all night brushing up so that he’s even better for them
Encourages all his relatives and colleges to learn it too
Bon doesn’t speak it yet
But instantly sets about learning it
Is insanely good at memorising sequences of signs
Learns how to say cute things like “you look good today”
Translation: “Ao no Exorcist” Chapter 94 Summary (SPOILERS!!)
Here is the summary for this month’s chapter of “Ao no Exorcist”. As usual, I wrote this as I read it, so please forgive any translation or spelling errors. Major spoilers ahead.
Ao no Exorcist Chapter 94
“The End of Snow Part 3″
Lightning is tell Osceola’s group how hospitable they are and praising them for using a magic canceller to detain him. Osceola replies that it’s an obvious measure against someone who was struggling violently. He then says that the conference is tomorrow, and that Lightning should just settle down until then. Lightning asks him if he’s going, and Osceola replies that he’s taking command because a dullahan has appeared in Rome and caused a panic. Other monsters have appeared in other places, as well, and that even the Paladin has gone into action. Osceola remarks that these kinds of incidents of high level monsters showing up in highly populated places haven’t happened before, and Lightning agrees, saying that the demons’ movements have become more and more active. He mentions that Mephisto’s barrier is only effective for two months, and that it’s dangerous for Angel to be in front of the artificial Gehenna Gate. Lightning says “I hope nothing unpredictable happens”.
There is a meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence back in Japan discussing the events that transpired. The Prime Minister, Hajime Matoudo, looks upset as they talk about the various problems arising from the situation. He then asks where Johann Faust is. Mephisto walks in late and apologizes for making them wait, saying that the Order is also preoccupied right now. The Prime Minister angrily states that this stuff was the Order’s territory from the start, and wants to know why this is happening since they were supposed to take care of this kind of thing before it became a big problem. Mephisto explains that the reason it didn’t become a big problem before was because less than one percent of the world’s population could see demons clearly since demons avoided human gaze by nature. “It will be different from now on…a world where the entire human race can see demons is coming,” he states. Mephisto then asks them if they’ve seen the Order’s “anti-magic plan”, saying that the crisis situation should have been run through the committee several times when the Prime Minister angrily says “T-that’s absurd…there’s no way we can trust you…!” He goes on to say that they need to maintain the status quo of denying the existence of demons in order to maintain public order, because bringing everything to light will cause society to regress back to the dark ages. Mephisto says there is no going back anymore, and that it’s better to focus on strengthening their magic countermeasures instead of escapism. Mephisto asks for the Prime Minister’s decision, saying that the Order will support him with all of their power.
Izumo is on her way to meet everyone at the dorm when she sees that Lord Feris is going to speak just after noon and realizes that they are going to make public the presence of demons. As she walks in the door, she sees Rin protesting to Suguro that Yukio could never do such a thing. Sugaro states that it’s not a lie, Yukio pointed a gun at him and wanted to know what Suguro knew about his and Rin’s birth. Rin remembers what Yukio said in their room, asking Rin if he wanted to know about the circumstances of their birth, and that Yukio wanted to know. Sugaro says that Yukio wasn’t himself at all, and Shiemi says “Yuki-chan said ‘I”m all alone, I don’t have friends or family”. She starts crying, thinking that she screwed up. As Suguro tells her that it’s no use worrying about it, Rin rushes out in anger. He screams “That bastard!!!!” as he runs.
At the Prime Minister’s residence, Shura is whining about being Mephisto’s SP and asking why she has to wear what she’s wearing, and he tells her that she’s known as the “Incredibly Beautifully Breasted Exorcist” on the internet (to her shock). He says that optics will be important for the Order from now on, and that she will be a good advertisement for the organization. The conference is about to start, and the prime minister goes up to speak, blaming the recent incident on ‘anti-social creatures’. The press starts asking questions, including “does this mean you are confirming the existence of ‘demons’?” Back at the dorm, Suguro mentions that it’s taking ambiguity to the extreme. Behind the stage, Mephisto says “Humans truly are sweet” as he answers his phone.
Shima is on the line and tells him that Yukio is becoming more and more dangerous. We see a flashback of Yukio taking Shima down and holding his arm behind his back when Shima attempted to talk to him. Shima says “He’s very strong…is that Satan’s power?” but Mephisto explains that Yukio has been training his body since childhood while Shima has not. Shima says he lost sight of him, and that he’ll look for him but for Mephisto to be careful in the meantime.
Just as he gets off the phone with Shima, Mephisto sees Yukio in the shadows behind him. Mephisto asks him how he managed to get there, and Yukio says “You know, don’t you? About everything.” Mephisto asks him what he’s talking about, and Yukio screams “About this eye!! Look!!!!” Mephisto says “Wow, how beautiful. Your father’s color.” Yukio asks him if he has inherited the same power as his brother and demands an answer, to which Mephisto says “I refuse”. Off stage, Mephisto is called to talk, and Mephisto tells Yukio “I don’t have time to go on a journey of self-discovery with a child” and walks onstage.
He starts giving his speech when Yukio gets angry and points his gun at Mephisto. Shura sees Yukio in the wings and wonders what he’s doing just as Mephisto is shot in the middle of the forehead. The crowd panics and starts running, and people see that Yukio is pointing a gun at Mephisto and grab him (even though it clearly was not Yukio who shot Mephisto from the angle of the bullet). Shura asks Mephisto if he’s okay, and he starts to laugh it off as a ‘trifling wound’ but then starts falling back. The group is watching what happened on the tv and there’s confusion as to what has happened and who was shot. Rin is running through the streets as people around him start talking about the shooting. Rin takes notice when they say that the “Clownish-looking director of True Cross Academy” was shot, and looks up at the tv to see Yukio tackled on the ground. Rin goes crazy, jumping over tables and screaming “YUKIO!!” to get to the tv.
Back on the stage, Shura is telling Mephisto to hang on, and he says that he’s weaker than he thought. He waves her closer, and tells her that with his body like this, his barrier will fall away and the artificial Gehenna Gate will start to grow again. He says that he can’t discard his body yet, and that he is dropping the barrier. She says she’ll contact the Vatican. He starts wheezing, saying that this is a development that hadn’t happened before now, and that man’s actions are ‘unpredictable’ (using the same term that Lightning did earlier)…therefore interesting. Yukio is surrounded and handcuffed.
Rin sees this on tv and people start yelling at him that they are trying to eat (because he’s on top of the table). Rin asks where there is happening, and they tell him that it’s at the Prime Minister’s Residence. He thanks them and takes off. He wonders “Yukio…what in the hell happened?” Suddenly he stops in shock (he feels something has happened).
In Russia, near the artificial Gehenna Gate, the Paladin takes an emergency phone call from the Vatican. Just then, Mephisto’s key crashes to the ground. The Paladin yells for everyone to retreat as the demons start coming through the broken barrier.