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Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 – Episode 006

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 – Episode 006 opens with Mob recalling his experiences both buying and being ridiculed for his monkey shirt, Mob releases all his remaining psychic energy. Dimple is both surprised and insulted by this action. How dare Mob abandon his powers when facing him, a “tough enemy of unprecedented strength.” Suddenly, Mob starts talking. He tells Dimple that they would only be able to talk if he doesn’t have powers. Surprisingly he tells Dimple that he “knew he could trust him.” Dimple is rude but that’s because he’s so honest. He told Mob the truth of the monkey shirt or at least what Dimple thinks of the shirt.

Dimple tries to convince Mob that he’s “dangerous.” However, Mob thinks Dimple just “got carried away.” For Mob they’re similar. Mob got too conceited when he thought girls were looking at him. He apologizes for ignoring Dimple and being so rude. Mob realized that Dimple didn’t need him to take over the Divine Tree but asked him to join him anyway. He thanks Dimple for trusting him. Dimple is “creeped” out by Mob’s demeanor. Dimple notes that Mob had acknowledged him and influenced him. Mob is “selfless,” and as a result Dimple was losing his selfishness. 

That means I would lose my reason to exist

What is Dimple without his ambition? Anyway, Dimple gives up on his Godhood and followers. They bore him anyway. Mob collapses but Dimple carries him on his back. They still have a problem. What do they do with the Divine Tree? Before they can decide Mob passes out and the Divine Tree gains sentience. It takes the creepy Mob form and tries to take Mob for nourishment. The Divine Tree attacks Mob, but Dimple interferes. He tries hard but he’s being swarmed by fake Mob’s while having his energy being drained. 

This episode is a high octane affair, full of bright colors, and explosions. However, the goal of this episode is to send the message that Mob is impressive because he can control himself (mostly) despite having so much power. Dimple specifically makes this point. Dimple wakes Mob up. His Golden body was broken, missing pieces of his arm and legs. However, from Mob’s perspective Dimple looked like his normal green ghost form. It’s not too clear but the feeling I got was Dimple died. If true, it was a remarkable end for an anti-hero. Dimple was made better by his friendship with Mob. That’s Mob’s real power. 

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Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 – Episode 005

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 – Episode 005 opens with Mob confronting Dimple who continues to try to use more of his power. Obviously, Mob refuses. Dimple tells him that through their “faith in Psycho Helmet” Mob’s friends and family have found happiness. Mob is the “only” one left and Mob should just “give up.” Mob is mad. He demands that Dimple release everyone back to their senses. Dimple explains that through touching the Divine Tree, eating food from the Tree, or being overwhelmed by “the passion of the masses,” he was able to ensnare the entire town.

Dimples goal is simple, world domination. By spreading the message of the Divine Tree around the world eventually Dimple will become a God. Mob finds the plan be “pointless.” He demands Dimple undo the brainwashing. He’s outraged at Dimples behavior and compares it to “cheating.” Dimples view is that if they can’t defy laws they won’t know anything wrong. Dimple attempts to use Teruki Hanazawa to manipulate Mob. Mob’s anger reaches 70%, he begins attacking the fake Mob’s. Brainwashed, Hanazawa defends Dimple by assaulting Mob. When it seems Mob easily stopped his friend, Hanazawa attacks with power from the Divine Tree.

Hanazawa vs Mob

Using his new found power, Hanazawa pushes Mob deep through the Divine Tree. Mob counters by sending Hanazawa flying outside the Divine Tree. Dimple begins a futile fight against Mob causing his meter to pas 90%. Mob wonders if Dimple is too scared of him to attack him face to face. Suddenly, Mob begs Dimple to stop as he start crying, clutching his chest. Mob powers are being drained by the Divine Tree.

Dimple finally tries to use Tsubomi to convince Mob one more time to join the Religion. This angers Mob further and he explodes with even more power. Seeing Mob is still a threat Dimple goes through a Sailor Moon transformation and becomes God Dimple, a golden version of his origin form. He hits Mob with a series of attacks, Godly Punch, Godly Dash, and Godly Smash. Mob’s meter reaches 98%. Mob doesn’t seem to care about Dimples transformation but Dimple has calculated Mob’s limit after witnessing his fight with Claw.

He’s not invincible

Mob gets up. He asks Dimple if that his “real,” form and he refuses to accept it. Mob seems to trigger Dimple, who uses his Goldy Beam and directly hits Mob. Dimple is remorseful for using too much energy but Mob has had enough. He asks Dimple to tell him how he really feels. Dimple claims that he’s been trying to take advantage of Mob the entire time. He seems too sad while saying it so I don’t think he’s sincere. When Mob prepares to attack, Dimple bulks up and attacks. Before he strikes Mob he sees Mob’s ugly shirt, calls it lame shocking Mob who reaches 100%.

That was an interesting end to this episode. I conflicted about Dimple and I think we’re suppose to be. Dimple was always a manipulator but he has helped Mob on a number of occasions. Throughout this fight you could feel Mob’s hesitation and I don’t think it’s going to end with Dimple being destroyed. Do you think both Dimple and Mob regret this fight? Do you think Dimple will die? What do you think of Dimples golden Frieza look?

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