Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing 15 — Fam, the Babysitter

This was clearly Fam’s most effective role yet. She should begin a career in child care.

Aside from that, of course, she was beyond obnoxious. In a period of several minutes, she managed to tell her host that the palace was ugly, complain about her food, and call the empress a little girl. Ah, Fam. Millia, what were you thinking when you invited her? You should have just gone with Giselle.

Fam is also absurdly ungrateful. What does Fam do when Millia finds new supporters in Ades? Does she welcome them with open arms? No, she complains that they weren’t there before.

Then there’s the war council. Of course, these diplomats are not very tactful, to say the least, calling for the brutal death of Millia’s sister in her presence.

But how does Fam react?

By telling everyone to get along! Didn’t they all gather here for peace, after all?

Fam. You just listened to a lengthy conversation on the plans to defend a fortress. How did you think they were going to defend it? By winning a race? This is a war council, not a peace conference. You think everyone should just get along with the people who are in the middle of conquering territory and slaughtering innocent people? I fully support Dian’s friend who told Fam that children should be seen and not heard.

Even Millia and Giselle are embarrassed for you, Fam.

But at least Fam is good at taking care of kids.

Aside from Fam, this was mostly a buildup episode. I can’t say I particularly like the direction this rebellion is taking things: there’s no moral ambiguity anymore. The oppressed people are good, the scary guy awakening the slumbering super weapon on the north pole is probably evil.

I think the most interesting question that remains is how Millia will deal with the people displaced from Turan. The whole situation seems quite similar to the Palestinian / Israeli conflict. Somehow I think Millia will just invite them back and everyone will live together happily, though…

A few random points: Vincent has always been a man of lofty ambitions.

And somehow evil laughs are simply funny rather than menacing if you deliver them in the middle of a blizzard.

10 thoughts on “Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing 15 — Fam, the Babysitter

  1. I wasn’t quite as fed up with Fam as several bloggers were, but her behavior was just not fitting for a war council, especially when it’s dire that they fight to protect themselves. If Last Exile didn’t have her, maybe focusing a bit more on Giselle, I’d definitely enjoy it a bit more.

    1. Yeah, I wish Giselle was the main character too. 🙁 Why do they always focus on the spunky, active people? The introverts are much more interesting…

  2. Ah Fam. All heart, no tact and brains. While her outburst at the conference was merited (else it would have been Milia who talked down), it was still filled all the naive lines we’ve been hearing from her since the beginning.

    Oh well, at least she adds the loli empress to her harem after failing to give Dian a permanent spot in it, ahaha.

    1. Oh well, at least she adds the loli empress to her harem after failing to give Dian a permanent spot in it, ahaha.

      Hahaha, yes, but what a poor trade! Maybe Giselle can add Dian to her harem, that would be the best possible ending. Actually scratch the harem part, Giselle would be monogamous.

  3. This episode had me quite worked up.

    I don’t understand Millia. Why does she bow to Augusta? She’s not her superior and she should excuse herself for chasing Millia from her country.

    Millia should have demanded immediate restoration of Turan’s souvereignity plus payment of damages or else Fam will pirate all of Augusta’s ships and the floating image of the queen on top. Augusta’s plan seems to be to move as many of her people as possible into Turan so that Millia’s people will be in a minority after the war. But then again, Augusta’s people have been there in the first place. So are the Turanians the bad guys?

    Millia is also quite illoyal calling Fam her servant which she clearly is not.

    The Turanians, however, are not much better: In ep. 10 they cheer to Liliana and leave Millia to be killed at her sister’s command. Only five eps later when the wind seems to change they are happy that their allies demand Liliana’s brutal murder, as you point out.

    I wonder if that Alvis girl, who seems to control an exile, will play a role in the end (besides becoming another haremette of Fam’s).

    Giselle should become Empress. She would be even better than Sae-chan as student president.

    1. “Millia should have demanded immediate restoration of Turan’s souvereignity plus payment of damages or else Fam will pirate all of Augusta’s ships and the floating image of the queen on top”

      LOL Yeah. Millia should make Fam the Minister of Foreign Acquisitions when she established the new Turan regime. Queen Millia:”Yield before the will of Turan or you will one day wake up to find your fleets missing.”

    2. I think the bowing is because she’s apologizing for Fam being so rude.

      But yeah, for the rest, it doesn’t make much sense for Millia to go along with this plan so easily while Augusta’s army is occupying her country. Make them pay some reparations!

      The Turanians are certainly a fickle lot, too. Although to be fair, I doubt they cared much about politics in the first place.

      Alvis does control an exile, she was in the first Last Exile. I really hope they don’t just have her come in and clean up their mess though…

      Giselle as Empress would be amazing. But I think Fam will probably end up as some sort of princess, considering her birth mystery and all…

  4. you gotta admit the scene where one of the diplomats swipes his arm across was pretty cool… as it was the only interesting thing that grabbed my attention on that episode
    -_-

    1. -_-

      This show definitely does a good job in both the animation and the detail though. All of the different countries have unique clothing styles.

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