Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 544: Great Stygian of Abyss -- Review and Synopsis
|Isumi's revenge... coming soon~|
So Sakuya is with Isumi at her house (sakuya's presumably) and she informs them over the phone that there's been an intruder and they took Athena's butler along with the stone. So she be investigating it with Isumi and she's wondering if they have any clues who it might be and sends them a pic.
Hayate sees the pic and goes all "eh?"
Hayate recognizes it as Hisui's maid while Athena remembers that she's the one they fought in the Violet Mansion with Isumi, Hayate and Tama.
So anywayz, Mikado goes all "ZOMG! Hisui has a stone! This be bad for the Sanzenin inheritance and stuff."
Hayate tries to act all cool and goes "daijobu! It ain't over yet!"
He says he gonna go over to Hisui's to take back teh stone also so he can destroy it and return A-tan to her original form (lol! he can try)
So sakuya tells im to be careful and stuff coz Hisui ain't an easy opponent.
Meanwhile, upon realizing that it was Housen whom she fought before in the violet mansion, Isumi says she's goin too coz she wants some revenge for the last time.
At Hisui's lair, she and Housen be brainstormin how to get the old explosion of negative emotions.
Anywayz, Hisui dun believe that the loto key is really in the royal garden coz there's not enough info for now and
A-tan and Hayate in a chopper:
wtf is the royal power anyway?
So A-tan wants to talk a bit about the royal power. So she asks Hayate if he knows about the legend of the King's Ear and the Donkey's ear.
Anywayz, he says he forgets the details. She changes the question and asks him if he knows the meaning of the donkey's ears. So he dunno so we go storytelling time with A-tan.
Tis a story from a long time ago from... Phrygia.
So a long time ago King Midas REALLY loved gold so he was greedy and I mean like real greedy like he wanted all the world's gold.
So one day, by total chance, some stupid god decided to help im out...
So this god decided to grant him one wish.
Midas asked for (ya know that legend) he asked for everything he touched to be turned to gooold.
Anywayz, that was a biiig mistake by old midas and he turned his daughter (who looks an awful lot like Yozora Housen) to gold.
So he asked the god to retract his wish.
But in return for this, he would get donkey's ears attached as a symbol for being a stupid animal.
So anywayz, there's also that kind and the barber story, but the important part stars here.
So King Midas thought.... ya know what, I want the God's power for myself.
So he used his wealth to gather STAR POWER and then tricked the god.
So this girl's power was sealed in a castle. This be the royal garden.
King Midas sealed her in the castle. And the god slept inside a coffin in the deepest part. That be the royal power.
He used the power of the stars in exchange for fifty years of his life to grant any wish...the book of Orumzuto Nadja
|It's effin Housen!|
I'll let you guys figure out the implications of Athena's story. Go ahead and discuss it in the comments coz I sure don't feel like it. I am sad coz mai waifu is not on panel this week. If anything, we found out that the god that Midas tricked is actually a goddess based on what Athena said... unless I misinterpreted that -- which is very likely coz I dun feel like reading Japanese when mai waifu ain't around.
Speculation Corner: Yeah, we've got one of those today. So Midas' daughter in the flashback looks suspiciously like Yozora Housen. Gotta give credit to Bill Plunderbones for this -- he called it some time ago. Now we don't have any official confirmation on this, but it looks quite likely.
Also, it would seem that Athena might actually be the "god" or "goddess" as the case may be who gave Midas his power. Either that or it's someone else entirely. Also no idea what that book is all about at the end of this chapter. It's worth noting that Nadja is Nagi's verbal sparring partner in those 4koma panels though.
Fanart Corner: Yeah, I've got one. This is still lacking in some details, but here ya go. Also, see ya next week!