In Episode 5 of Shield Hero, Ost Hourai is identified as more than just a tool of the Turtle God. She has something to stand for.
Kodoani.com – The following has spoilers for Season 2, Episode 5 The Rising of the Shield Hero.
Season 2, Episode 5 of Shield Hero finds Naofumi and his group of isekai adventurers continuing their desperate fight against the monstrous Turtle to stop it from unleashing the world Ost Hourai, a familiar humanoid of the Turtle God, continues for Naofumi borrow her help along the way, and transform yourself into a character in the process.
For now, Ost Hourai has contentedly been a mere tool of the Turtle God, slaying and gathering souls across many countries to fuel her colossal master. Now in Episode 5, she is determined to fight not for the Turtle’s mission, but to protect the lives and happiness of all her new friends – even at the cost of her own life. mine. Her character’s story entered the final stage.
Tortoise continues to heal on its own in Episode 5, and Ost learns her new team is running out of time. Worse still, a brand new villain named Kyo Ethnina, possessor of the vassal weapon Book, arrives to wreak havoc. He intended to use the Turtle God and some similar Guardian Beasts in other worlds to satisfy his greed, and even Ost was unable to stop him. She needs the help of the Hero of the Shield Naofumi, and in return Naofumi needs her help. Now is the time to prove it.
Ost knows that L’Arc Berg’s party is wasting time fighting the decoy heart of the Turtle God, and that only with her unique ability can Naofumi kill the beast forever. So, near the end of the episode, Ost combines his essence with that of the giant monster itself, becoming the vessel for the entire creature. Kyo realizes this sacrifice and even shows it to Naofumi’s group. Now, Ost takes the center as the key to the defeat of the Magic Turtle, and it shows that she is ready to give up her life to finally put an end to her master’s wrath.
Ost is likely going to die in the next episode – and oddly enough, when she first met Naofumi in Season 2, she actually said “kill me.” All of this makes it clear that Ost’s death will bring Naofumi’s latest quest to a favorable end, but it will come at a heavy cost that Ost’s new friends like Raphtalia and the mage girl Rishia have. may not be willing to accept. Despite being a tool of self-sacrifice, Ost quickly learns to make friends and value her friends’ happiness during her time in Season 2, and her new friends will be saddened by her passing. . Raphtalia, Filo and Rishia might actually try to interfere if Naofumi obeys Ost’s wishes and tries to kill her.
Whether or not Ost dies prematurely, Shield Hero’s progression helps define her character, and there are several elements that power it. Ost is no longer the familiar compliance of the Turtle God – she is who she is, with her own values, intentions, and free will. Now, she fights for what matters most to her, not Turtle’s duty, and as a result she feels incredibly strong and happy.
This reflects Raphtalia’s character from slave to sword-wielding hero, as well as Rishia’s own character in how she gains confidence and strength as Naofumi’s newest ally. The main difference is that Ost can cost his life to complete his development. If so, Naofumi’s team will never forget her and what she contributed to the world. Not only can anyone make a sacrifice but she is clearly preparing to do so when Rising of the Shield Hero continue.