Title: THE Noblesse Rating: 8/10
Synopsis: This week, Noblesse literally starts out with a BOOM as Franky and Rajak try their best to murderize each other. Rajak looks as though he lost some weight (maybe it’s just me but he looks more osseous than usual :() but! he manages to dodge Franky’s huge blast of soul fire. Rajak uses his powers of illusion to replicate himself again but Frankenstein wastes no time in BLASTING them all with his weapon, giggling like a little child high on cotton candy as he does so. Everyone on the sidelines is freaking out because Franky has gone completely berserk in that sexy-subtle way of his. The two combatants charge each other with their soul weapons but Frankenstein overpowers Rajak and impales him! NOOO! Don’t waste eye candy like that Son Jae Ho! So Rajak is bleeding a lot more now and Psycho Rael offers to give him his precious soul weapon but Rajak, who still manages to pull off his sexy eye narrowing with great effect, kindly refuses. The darkness and the evil within Frankenstein REALLY starts taking over but then! (read the chapter).
We’re back in the shrine where Rai has walked in on the current lord who was about to carry out Gejutel’s sentence of eternal sleep. Cherubims and Seraphims flutter around in awe. Trumpets sound and the celestial beings faint as Rai’s school attire disintegrates to reveal a regal suit fit for a noble. The lord orders Kaye to “dispose” of Rai (the leader of the traitors), Gejutel calls the lord an idiot again and Rai stupefies everyone with his ossm and powerful aura and his ability to stop Kaye, the strongest of the clan leaders, using mind control. Cadis Etrama di Raizel is THE Noblesse. Stand in awe everyone. Stand. In. AWE!
Likes: What’s not to like? We learn that Frankenstein’s issues involving his dark dark DARK side are more serious than anticipated. He really overpowered Rajak this week and, given Rajak’s gentlemanly qualities, I hope he (Rajak) admits defeat and runs off to heal (and put some meat on) that gorgeous bod of his. We also get even more information out of Gejutel, who tells the idiot lord that Rai is an honoured being worthy of the title “Noblesse” (the definition of which has been explained as simply as possible for the lord’s benefit lol). I loooved the tense atmosphere. I was hoping Rai would use his trademark “Kneel” command but I guess I can live with: Stand back. It is not your place to interfere. Don’t you just love the way he deals with these powerful beings as though he were merely scolding naughty children?
Likes: I hope Frankenstein learns to control that soul weapon of his. He needs some Jesus or something man. What ever he has hidden in that pretty white closet of his ain’t…pretty. What has he done to himself? He reminds me of an angel of darkness 😐 We’re seeing more and more of his dark and sadistic tendencies and his physiognomy, from the innocent happy-face to the narrowed eyes and twisted smile. This gives us some insight into his character which is becoming a bit more complex. His image, as his name suggests, of a monster and mad scientist is clearly being manifested more and more in this arc. The rumours about him doing naughty things in exchange for longevity and power also help to form that image. On a random note, weren’t the heels on the boots of the current lord a lot higher?? :S Something fishy is going on there Lee 😛 I hope we get even more information about Rai’s ‘betrayal’ with the traitors and I hope that Rai will comment/shed some light on the lord’s “soul weapon”. Heh…
More Chapter Ratings:
mu§e: An undeserving 8/10 – Let me explain. I really do wish the battle scenes were clearer and neater. This manhwa could be sooo epic if they paid more attention to that one detail. Granted Franky was super sexy with his shirt off…**sigh**…I wonder who cursed him though? And what exactly does this curse entail? As for Rai….god help my impure thoughts. Black is DEFINITELY his colour. So hot…so sexy, so much epic boss-ness. Rai is the only reason I gave it an 8 instead of a 7.
tempe§ta: 8/10 – Loved this week’s chap. What’s not to love? Franky going boss on us or finding out about the namesake of the manhwa?
Random Hot Topic: I’ve always been disgusted with vampire-like beings with red eyes but daaaamn. Rai pulls it off exceptionally well. So, where do you think all this is going? Do you think Lukedonia will accept Rai? Will they arrange a truce with him, Frankenstein, M-21 etc and resolve to fight the REAL enemies together: Dr. Crombel and his army of lab beasts?
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DISCLAIMER: SMFG! owns nothing here. Story: Son Jae Ho. Art: Lee Gwang Su. Dr. Crombel Image Source: Noblesse Wiki.