aya-chan wrote: Yuuki erasing zero’s memories – while reading this chapter I couldn’t not notice the unique method yuuki used to do it i.e she drank his memories through his blood, also she bit him on a certain spot – the tattoo. This never happened before in the manga.
Good observation aya. This is indeed the first time that we’re seeing this method and if I may add something more… Yuuki seems to have a special ability in “erasing” things, to put it in a wider perspective… and we have seen her absorbing with her touch the bad memories of that still-doll-like child. But now she used a stronger method upon Zero as it seems since it was through blood.
So I’m very curious to see how this will work on Zero and from a practical aspect as well.
I recall now that a similar thing happened in Vampire diaries … a vampire erased the bad memories and the emotions from a human about the girl he loved cuz it was turned into a vampire and died. So the next day he remembered the girl of course and his love for her BUT somehow he was feeling liberated from her and somehow he managed to move on despite the fact that in the end he regained his memory back.
If indeed his memories are completely erased and he won’t ever remember, I wonder what zero’s role is in this arc? Beside being a wall pic in the first five chapters after kaname left and move around yuuki later, and his ass being kicked by kaname he did nothing. He occupied space for nothing.
Hahaha … don’t be so unfair aya … he sided with the villain Sara … so he did something
Anyway I hardly can believe that Zero won’t ever regain the erased memories. And to be frank I want him to regain them. I have a different mentality (and as I see many other Yumes too) from those insecure Zekis who are praying all along for Kaname’s death
… I’m not afraid the competition … but I know why they do
Juliet wrote: ok some zekis may hate Kaname and want him to die (as kaname's death seems more significant to them than Zero's happiness) , but i do not hear yumes wishing Zero to remain amnesiac; or having any doubt that soon enough he might restore his memories.
My point exactly! So who has declared defeat from the locker rooms huh?
Haters gonna hate cuz they love to hate /full stop.
Okay but we also know that most likely she won't die; so what is the purpose of this amnesia for the script? how it helps or adds?
But in Yuuki’s mind there is no turning back and the “no-turning-back” may have multiple contents here...
So she gives him freedom (liberating AND herself as well in the same time from this attachment) and I do not find now at all irrelevant the convo that they had previously about the blood-thirst issue. Zero was suffering due to his attachment to Yuuki… the tablets or the fresh blood from anyone else wouldn’t be enough for him as long as he had feelings for Yuuki. Cuz we cannot forget that Zero is a vampire and as Yuuki told him she knows pretty well NOW (after she experienced it lol) what is like to be deprived from the blood that you long. And Maria had also pointed out this to Yuuki when she told her about Zero’s thirst and that she couldn’t help him
Thus I want to put another factor here which IMO may have influence Yuuki’s decisions for erasing Zero’s memories of her, but AND to die turning Kaname into human.
For me here on a deeper layer is also implied the suffering that a vampire has to go through when is losing its mate… when it cannot have the most desired blood. We cannot overlook this parameter since it is underlined many times and in different forms from the author.
- Zero has expressed this absolute desire for >> Yuuki
- Kaname for >> Yuuki
- And Yuuki for >> Kaname
Hence if we look the desperation that all of them have expressed due that fact from time to time, we can also detect why the death is so close tied with their decisions.
Yuuki before reaches to this fatal decision had expressed in a subtly and in a direct way the notion that there is no life for her without Kaname. Some wanted to interpret it as fear to live for eternity alone
… BUT Hino again relates this Yuuki’s thought with her desire for Kaname’s blood
Or here >> This is my heartfelt wish
So yes for a vampire this absolute desire for the blood of the one they love makes life unbearable without it! And Yuuki expresses it as well we cannot ignore it!
Thus and she repeated Kaname’s words “That if it is to lose you I prefer death” … note that those words had again as datum that a vampire can quench its thirst with the blood of the one they love.
Kaname obviously had experienced this tormenting emotion in his life and we saw it more vividly when Yuuki was still a human.
(Just a reference from Takuma who was closer to Kaname during that period >>)
Under this light, Kaname’s wording again in this last chapter with Isaya and his wish for Yuuki to be turned into a human again maybe it is not so stupid as I thought at first lol.
What Kaname perhaps thinking?
First we do not know exactly what the outcome would be by becoming the new metal. In any case though; he won’t be around in the end. And I always wondered; how he could leave Yuuki behind… what life she would have after his death?! Well seems that the answer in Kaname’s mind which would solve all these problems is a human Yuuki >> she won’t remember him, she won’t remember his death, she won’t suffer from bloodlust.
And as for her safety? Well in the case that he will be the “parent metal” creating new weapons he has Zero as Yuuki’s guard till her death I suppose.
If so; I cannot stop wondering now; IF and HOW Yuuki’s choice/interference can influence Kaname’s plans. (???) >>
An amnesiac Zero has no reason to protect neither a human Yuuki…
Not to mention that a PB Yuuki is a potential enemy for Zero. Thus until he regains his memory he could be a threat for Yuuki under some circumstances. So could be this a parameter that Kaname didn’t consider? Of course Yuuki as a human is running no danger from Zero but since I hardly can imagine that we won’t see any Zero until Yuuki become human again; that is until the end of Kaname’s plan; I wonder if Yuuki has already started messing up with Kaname’s plan. (???)
Anyway… back on Yuuki’s choices… I can detect the same root of Kaname’s choices as well >>
Zero amnesiac >> free from his bloodlust for Yuuki
Kaname as human >> among other things; free for his suffering to not have Yuuki.
Yuuki dead >> she won’t have to live a life without Kaname plus she is ensuring in her desperate mind the “wellbeing” of the two boys. And just to make it clearer … I do not suggest that the ONLY factor for Yuuki’s choices is the suffering from the blood-thirst of course BUT that it may be ONE out of many factors.
I know that some certain fans want to degrade Yuuki’s decision and nullifying her feelings for Kaname. But the bitter truth for them is that Yuuki AGAIN chooses Kaname even if this choice means death for her >> she chooses death over a life without
Or she chooses death over a life with Zero!
But when she had to live without Zero even if that would have meant that her thirst wouldn’t be fully quenched (as she thought back then at least) what she said? >> Can I live beside you Kaname for eternity???
The comparison with the present is inevitable
And IMO Yuuki’s decision to erase the memory of her from Zero is not only liberating for Zero but also signifies her liberation from him as well since she found the strength to do it!
Why? Cuz in this world
in an imaginary world
she BELONGS to Kaname and only death could separate them! She can go on living without Zero but she cannot without Kaname! That’s the power and the beauty of Yume that I’m sure some fans will never admit or see!
aya-chan wrote: The end – in this moment my mind can see three different ends:
Hm… I think that Hino has put out there many possibilities but I find it fishy for an author who loves the surprises to have given us the possible “end(s)” beforehand. >>
2. Kaname will become the new parent i.e yuuki failing and she will be turned into a human by the substitute isaya. She will start studying again at cross academy, she might meet zero there – as two strangers – she will give him a band-aid when he will be hurt, and probably they will become a couple. But is this end satisfying for zekis? If I would be one, I won’t be glad by it. why? Yuuki will be with zero because she has no memory of kaname, the man she wanted to give her life for. If kaname will be dead and she pb, will she live happily with zero? I think not; she will live an eternity feeling guilty for not achieving what she proposed – saving kaname. Also, this end – yuuki failing – will show us a worthless / useless heroine who from the beginning till the end did nothing. Too many chapters, too much paper was wasted on yuuki; the ecologists should feel offended by it.
But even in this scenario I fail to see how Yuuki can be with Zero?
Yuuki as a human and Zero as a vampire is impossible. And we still missing a volunteer PB to turn Zero into a human as well, and I hardly can see anyone to taking this task
So in this scenario there is no Zeki again.
Hence I’ve been thinking … if we can detect all these holes or flaws or contradictions in these given scenarios from Hino; is it possible that she cannot?
Or she follows the path; that it is always darker before dawn?
I dunno… but for me the idea of turning anyone of the main trio into a human automatically signifies failure for the coexistence since it would suggest that the protagonists should be turned into a different nature in order to have a place in this next supposedly brighter day! So; how bright that day could be?
there is only two scenarios compatible
with the main idea of coexistence:
1. A Zeki by default with Yuuki as PB, Zero as hunter-vampire and Kaname dead as the parent metal.
2. A Yume with Zero able to move on his life after he regained his memory.
And I think these above scenarios are the ones that Hino has especially tried to exclude as possibilities in these last chapters