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The God of High School Episode 11: Recap and Review

Park Ilpyo using his Nine-Tails Charyeok in episode 11 of The God of High School
Park Ilpyo using his Nine-Tails Charyeok

The God of High School episode 11 opens by telling the story of the Nine-Tails. The fox spirit lived in heaven during ancient times, attaining power after a thousand years of training. The Nine-Tails became the guarding of God, however, his power eventually caused God to fear him. So God orders the fox’s execution. Outraged, the Nine-Tails used its power to destroy half of heaven, then retreated to Earth, vowing to seek vengeance. Ilpyo and Jin continue their fight. With his new powers, Ilpyo has become swift and powerful. He beings to overwhelm Jin but seem to be in pain from the transformation. 

During the bout, Jin realizes that Charyeok isn’t about “borrowing someone else’s power,” as you’re still fighting with your “mind and body.” Ilpyo conjurers multiple fire foxes and attacks. Jin appears to summon his Charyeok, a thunder wielding God of some sort. It’s not clear who it is or whether it’s a Charyeok. Regardless, Jin defeats Ilpyo with a whirlwind. The God of High School continues to surprise or does it? I didn’t expect Park Ilpyo to become the “Key” (although this episode suggests that he may not be), but once his Nine-Tail Charyeok was revealed, I thought he would win the fight. 

Elsewhere, Park Mujin assumes that Mandeok is still planning something. This “something” is Jeon Jugok. He becomes a demonic like being that consumes others increasing his powers. Ilpyo attacks Jeon, hoping to save, Seungah and Ryu Hyeonbok. Jegal interferes, claiming that he will not allow Jeon to take his “prey (Ilpyo).” In the process of defeating Jeon, Jegal costs Seungah her leg and Ryu his arm. Ilpyo is horrified and becomes enraged. He releases his Charyeok and knocks Jegal out of the window. Meanwhile, Park Mujin declares “The God of High School is over.”

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It’s a trap

Mori rushes to find his grandfather. The tournament has reached the quarterfinal stage. However, with Daewi suspended and Mori missing, they’re in trouble. Judge P tells Mira and Daewi that the match will begin in five minutes and if Mori doesn’t show, they forfeit. Mira opens against Lee Marin, a dark-skinned bald guy that fights in a thong. Elsewhere, Mori reaches the abandoned warehouse, where he locates his grandfather. Meanwhile, Mira struggles to land direct hits on Marin, due to the later being covered in tanning oil. Marin attempts to suplex Mira, but she stops him by striking him in the stomach. Suddenly, Marin’s teammate tosses him Mira’s sword. He and Mira clash, with Marin breaking her sword.

He reveals the sword’s “true power.” It’s a metal sword, that resembles a yin and yang symbol where the sword and hilt meet. Marin calls it the “National Treasure, Fengxian,” and its a “weapon of the gods.” Mira manages to get the sword from Marin, but it teleports back to him as he is the “owner.” Mori tries to wake his grandfather, however, it turns out that his “grandpa” was a fake, and it blows up. A mysterious man apologizes for “killing” Mori. He merely wanted to stop the “key from awakening.” Unfortunately, for him, Mori gets up. Marin stabs Mira through the stomach. Meanwhile, Daewi battles against one of the South Gyeongsang team members. She’s a weird fighter that wears an outfit similar to the one Bruce Lee wore in Game of Death

Mira gets her Charyeok in episode 9 of the God of High School
Mira gets her Charyeok

Mira gets her Charyeok

Their fight is cut short when Jegal Taek interferes. While fighting, Mori learns that the real Jeju team was killed by the Nox. Mori stands up and applies several pressure points that stop him from feeling pain. Meanwhile, Mira is up against it but she refuses to lose. Before Marin hits her with a finishing blow, she hears the voice of the great hero, Lu Bu Fengxian. Determined to get stronger he lends her his power, becoming a Charyeok. Marin responds with his own Charyeok, Kraken. Mira evades the attacks from Kraken, countering with Fang Tian Hua Ji. She wins, then collapses as Mori catches her. With Mori in attendance, he and Nah begins their battle. Mori quickly dominates, then he attacks with his move Blue Dragon Kick. However, it’s not enough, so he uses another original move Twin Blue Dragon Kick. 

In my last review, I was concern that Mira was being left behind. I glad that I was wrong and she was the first to get her Charyeok. Lu Bu Fengxian is not only well matched to her abilities, it’s cool as well. With Mori using his techniques, now Daewi is the one that’s left behind. Seeing as he’s was the one the most wanted a Charyeok I fully expect him to receive one. The one issue I’m having with this series is I don’t know what’s going on or at least I don’t feel like I do. The tournament itself doesn’t feel like it matters much. The God of High School fails to center it and I’m losing interests (not in the show) but in won wins this tournament. 

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