Fire Force Company 8 has found out that the Evangelist is trying to gather all of the Pillar’s to recreate the Cataclysm that happened 250 years ago. It’s a scramble to figure out who the Fifth Pillar is. Fire Force Company 8’s captain Obi tries to get the support of the entire Special Fire Force but runs into a dead end due to politics. The other Fire Force companies won’t act until they have sufficient proof. Captain Obi is reminded by his superior that he’s free to continue pursuing his investigation with his full support.
We’re introduced to Inca who’s not the normal high schooler. She can sense where fires are going to start and assembles with her two lackey’s to take advantage of the situation. She charges those she rescues a high price for her and her lackey’s services. After another successful rescue we get a look into how her power developed. Inca’s senses came alive during a massive fire and her desire to live. She’s an adrenaline junkie who thrives on the excitement of the fires. While talking with her lackeys the First Pillar gets in Inca’s head talking about the birth of the Fifth Pillar, creepy.
The action starts accelerating quickly after Inca’s interaction with the First Pillar. She’s the target for both the White Clad and the Special Fire Force. Charon, a member of the White Clad, gets to her first. It’s obvious that Inca’s little group is in over their heads. After lackey #1 is killed easily Inca’s fire ignition is awakened and she runs off. Shinra finally arrives and the fight is on, we’ll just have to wait until the next episode(s) to see who gets away with the newly awakened Fifth Pillar.
Overall it’s a solid episode, nothing spectacular but it does what it’s supposed to do.
Not as much excitement and action as the previous episode. Fire Force is obviously building up for the fight over Inca, the Fifth Pillar. The First Pillar’s ability to get into the heads of the others via an Adolla Link is pretty creepy. All of the White Clad are a little off, something I’m sure comes as a result of being influenced by the Evangelist.
Inca’s ability to sense fires is pretty interesting. I’m sure it will be useful to either the Fire Force or the White Clad, whoever end up with her. I’m guessing that it’s going to be the Fire Force that end up taking Inca in after this fight. Inca’s fire ignition ability reminds me of the mechanics of some mobile games. It’s hinted that she’s part of a new, fourth generation of pyrokinetics.
Watching Inca reminds me of the adrenaline junkies I’ve seen watching documentaries on big wave surfers, alpine skiers, etc. on Netflix (Magnetic was the name of the documentary). One of the surfers even said he has to have an adrenaline rush to feel alive. Inca’s behavior during the large fire that awakened her power is exactly like that. She was exhilarated while others were terrified. I’m sure Inca’s desire for this rush will be the source of plenty of issues in later episodes of Fire Force.
Like I said in the first sentence of the review, Fire Force episode 3 does what it’s supposed to do. The battle is now on between Company 8 and the White Clad. The Evangelist’s goal of recreating the Great Cataclysm from 250 years ago is now out in the open and it’s up to Fire Force Company 8 to prevent that from happening. Episode 3 moves that narrative along. Hopefully Fire Force will continue to provide us with the intense action and visually appealing animation that we’ve come to expect while the struggle between the White Clad and Company 8 continues to play out.
Now go watch some anime!