Rido starts off fighting Aido first. Rido’s first move was mind control. Rido then tries mind control on Yuuki, a pureblood, and the move worked. Aido was the one who saved Yuuki from Rido at that moment (chapter 42).
I wonder how you get that idea again. Rido did use mind control BUT he controlled Aido not Yuuki>>>
Rido: “I do not need any appetizers, but you seem to be something worth eating … Come here”
Look closely Aido’s eyes … he is hypnotized by Rido >>
>> he is ready to fall down and YUUKI IS THE ONE WHO SAVED AIDO and not the other way around.
Yuuki: “Senpai WAKE UP …”
If you’re referring on this scene >>
>> Aido tried to protect Yuuki and take her away from the scene (not save her lol) but if you look the previous pages Yuuki wasn’t mind controlled by Rido … she was just thinking that Rido’s eyes were the eyes that were haunting her as a child. >>
Her mind works perfectly and she is capable to recall memories which mean her mind wasn’t controlled.
Rido does not attack her, nor try to fight again. Whatever Zero did, he was winning that fight. Unless you think that Rido wanted to lose the fight on purpose, Rido would have tried the mind control technique. Zero is not even a pureblood; theoretically, mind control should work on Zero.
Rido was a mad man so his moves were reckless (even Sara comment over this.)
At first he wanted to devour Yuuki for her thick and powerful Kuran blood BUT when he saw her he realized the similarity with Juuri and tried to take her as lover >>
“I’ve changed my mind … you’ll replace Juuri and let me love you…”
He is not fighting back cuz he doesn’t want to eat her anymore and that was a “bad” move from him cuz it gave the opportunity to Yuuki to slash him with her Artemis>>
Look also what Zero says >> “Behave as a hunted animal should behave … AT LEAST TRY TO FIGHT AND ESCAPE YOUR DEATH.”
Rido lost it when he saw Yuuki … he was overwhelmed by Juuri’s memory and his lust for her… he wasn’t trying to get away from Zero but to RUN AFTER Yuuki >>>
>> his guard was down and that gave Yuuki the advantage and stabbed him into his heart (1 significant blow)>>
Then Zero pulled the trigger, shot him and Rido cracked into crystals >>
Even though Yuuki’s stab could be enough cuz she hit him on the heart with an anti-vampire weapon … From what we know Rido should have turned into crystals sooner or later but we can say that Zero’s blow sped his death.
So from where it stems the interpretation that Rido was afraid of Zero and cuz he was loosing the fight run away from him? Haha …
About the flying:
1. Takuma also “flies” or better jumps on a roof >>
2. The dogs of the senate (lower vampires) fly >>
3. Aido with other vampires (lower rank) was on a roof >>
As you can see not only PBs have this “ability” but also nobles and level-c or d vampires as well lol. And Zero except of being a hunter he is also a vampire level-d.
And lastly about Zero’s “fly” >>
From what I see the veins uplifted Zero over the roof. But in any case Zero is using the Bloody Rose in its full power … the veins are coming from his own body which for me means that the BR and Zero had become ONE. So again if you remove the power of BR what’s Zero’s own power? The PBs and the nobles have their own powers (mind control, using their blood as weapon, freezing objects, throw fire balls etc) without using a weapon … Which is Zero’s special power to be ranked as a PB???
For me his special power is that probably is the only HUNTER that can awake and wield BR in its full form << a power that he gained by devouring his twin. But this doesn’t make him a PB but the most powerful HUNTER. He is also a vampire (lowest rank, a level-d) which means that by drinking the blood of a PB he can also obtain some powers from it. As the power to crack glasses … a power that he gained FROM KANAME AND NOT YUUKI.
About Yuuki’s blood.
caela wrote: http://www.mangareader.net/104-2056-35/vampire-knight/chapter-1.html
You see that the short haired girl is injured.
Now you see that the injury is a knee bleeding.
The short-haired girl was injured before Yuuki touched the tree branch. The other girl was bleeding first.
aya-chan wrote: In that scene, chapter 1, aidou did not chose yuuki over other girl. he came there because he scented yuuki's blood.
You are right aya!
Aido: “After all we came here ESPECIALLY to see you.”
“Ahh … it’s such a lovely sent … the sent that I was talking about is of your own blood…”
So Aido didn’t choose Yuuki’s blood over the other girl but he went there driven by Yuuki’s blood in the first place.
However this scene is a hint that Yuuki’s blood was more special than any other human being. I guess cuz she was actually a PB and not a human. << This also could be a reason why Zero snapped and bitten her along with his feelings ofc. But her “special” blood could be a significant reason as well.
Though this doesn’t mean that Yuuki’s blood as a human was a source for PBed powers … As long as Yuuki was human her powers were sealed thus and no one could tell that she was a PB/vampire and not a human. Proofs of that:
1. While Aido smelt and tasted her blood couldn’t tell that she was a PB, whereas when she awakened from Kaname instantly everyone in academy could tell >>
- Zero >> “I knew it, Yuuki’s blood … I recognized the smell…”
>> which means that her blood kept the same smell, but obviously something had changed since Zero also sensed TWO VAMPIRES>>
2. The NC and Rido also figured out Yuuki’s real nature after her awakening >>
http://www.mangareader.net/104-2162-4/vampire-knight/chapter-36.html http://www.mangareader.net/104-2162-5/vampire-knight/chapter-36.html http://www.mangareader.net/104-2162-6/vampire-knight/chapter-36.html
3. Another proof that NO ONE could obtain Yuuki’s powers as long as she was human is the fact that Rido (who wanted to devour her for her powers) was planning to awake her as well and then devour her. IF Yuuki’s human blood was the same powerful like her PBed then why Rido wanted to awake her? Wouldn’t be easier to devour her as human IF the outcome would be the same?
In short … Zero didn’t obtain ANY power from Yuuki the times he drank from her as human. He drank from her as a PB once and that was after the battle with Rido … so whatever power Zero had to fight Rido was from Ichirou, Kaname and through them from Shizuka as well, BUT definitely NOT from Yuuki. The only power that we saw to have after he drank from PB Yuuki was the cracking of window which as I proved in my previous post that power came from Kaname.
Bottom line is that Yuuki’s blood even as human seems to be singularly attractive for vampires BUT this is totally different from the interpretation that her blood could boost the powers of a vampire who drank from her while she was still human.