In this episode, a new character is introduced, a spoiled rich kid named Leo Constantine Pinochle, with a strange and unique power.
The story thus far
Finn (dubbed by Satou Gen, same VA for Chrome from Dr. Stone), is a street orphan, who sets out to a casino to make a fortune but encounters a car chase and bloody shootout caused by a powerful set of X-playing cards that bestow superhuman powers.
He joins a secret group called High Card, ordered by the king of Fourland, to collect these cards and moonlight as employees of Pinochle. They go on a dangerous mission to find the scattered cards.
A new character
High Card’s third episode introduces a new X-Man to the team, the spoiled rich kid, the son of the president of Pinochle, Leo Constantine Pinochle, also the manager of Pinochle’s Old Maid branch, and the leader of the High Card society, his power are named named “Never No Dollars”.
His power is to turn money into whatever he wants, a strange Jojo-like power, with an even stranger name.
The introduction of this character is bizarre as it seems he was neglected due to his wealth and given a pass to antagonize everyone, which is not a good look.
There are definitely better ways to redeem a character than by simply slapping a band-aid on someone’s face.
Could be improved
This episode maintains its structure and animation, though it could be better. At this point in the series, the story should start introducing greater plot elements alongside the characters of the week.
The characters in this episode aren’t very likable either, so that could be improved as well.
Overall, High Card’s third episode introduces an unconventional character, though it needs to focus on making him more likable and introducing greater plot elements. The animation and structure are okay but could be improved.
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