I had a thought, and I'm not sure if anyone else has considered this yet, but in this scene:
...we see bat wings like those that Kaname uses coming from Zero's skin (especially surrounding the area where Kaname has a hold on his throat). I was looking at it and the thought occured to me that MAYBE, since earlier in the chapter Kaname spoke of how Zero has his blood/"poison" running through him, the wings could be Kaname's blood reacting and surfacing in Zero as a result of being exposed to Kaname. I remember at the ball that Zero's blood reacted especially funny to Yuuki's touch too... but I'm not sure if that's because he craves her so much or if it was her blood reacting in him????
Could it be possible that Kaname actually has some command over Zero because of that blood and that's what's happening? I'm only speculating, so this is just food for thought. I think it would be something of an interesting plot twist for Hino to use on us
I made the same thought/observation too rayatta ^^
And I think this is the case cuz Hino has emphasized in this using many panels.
After Kaname said to Zero that the owner of the PBed-blood that runs into him is always a PB and that he still has his poison/blood into his system, signs of little bats (Kaname’s familiars) started to come out from Zero instead of BR’s veins >>
In the next pages the bats are more obvious. And where are the BR’s veins? There is almost none … and instead of the veins, bats are stemming from Zero’s body while he totally collapses under Kaname’s power >>
Therefore my understanding is that Kaname fully suppressed Zero’s power/BR’s power through his own blood that started to move inside Zero’s system … in other words Zero failed to prove his words that he is the master of the BR and of himself for the time being at least!
Now I do not know if this is something that only Kaname can inflict to Zero due to his superior powers or if even Sara’s blood will have the same impact on him lol.
We will have to wait and see but another old thought came to my mind seeing this battle …
I have been wondering all this time that Sara was trying to manipulate Zero and make him drink her blood; IF Zero could really kill Kaname cuz personally I didn’t believe that he could lol
So; did Sara overestimate Zero’s powers and truly believed that he can kill Kaname; OR Zero was tricked again by her???
Viz what if she knew how the battle between the two of them will end; but cuz she needs Zero she made him believe that with her help he could actually kill Kaname and take his revenge << the stronger motive to persuade him to drink her blood making him her pawn? >> “the master of the PBed-blood is always a PB” …