Baby, Hold Your Hand 6
Nemu “destroys” one of the hands of Pernida, but it’s quickly for naught as Pernida recovers. Pernida uses his nerves to infiltrate Nemu’s body and destroys her completely. Mayuri shows some sign of emotion as Nemu is killed. Szayelaporro Granz appears to mock Mayuri for showing emotion. It’s unclear (at least to me) whether Granz was “real” or symbolic. My confusion is whether he actually is taking to Mayuri or Mayuri is losing his mind.
Regardless, Mayuri crudely allows Pernida to “lap up” what was left of Nemu. However, he keeps her cerebrum. Pernida attacks with it’s nerves but Mayuri blocks with his Reiatsu. Mayuri implies that Pernida will die as a result of his consumption of Nemu. Pernida begins to expand, as Mayuri explains “how he replaced Nemu’s regenerative cells with cells that multiply at high speeds and reveals they are controlled by the brain alone before revealing that the clone will die from excess regeneration as the clone’s tissue is grossly expanded“.
The death of Nemu wasn’t a surprise, but the quickness of it was. To be honest, I don’t really care about Nemu so I’m not at all of sad that she’s dead. Also, Mayuri will just create another version later. The battle between Pernida and Mayuri has been interesting. Like all of Mayuri’s battle’s it’s not just about power over power, but intelligence with planning. This fight seems like it will end in Mayuri’s favor, but it was fun while it lasted.