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Wagandea (ワガンディア Wagandia?) is the 21st episode of the Little Witch Academia anime series.

On Netflix, the episode is titled "Discipline".[1]

Overview

Croix Meridies tells Akko the sixth word is related to the Wagandea tree, but Ursula forbids her from going. Andrew hears about a mind-altering new app.

Summary

The episode began with a limo than Andrew and Frank were riding on. Andrew asked Frank if there is a way to contact Luna Nova since he wanted to return the hat that Akko left last episode. As they drove by, they witnessed hundreds of people checking their phones, addicted to some sort of emotion app.

At Luna Nova, Akko showed the Shiny Rod to Ursula and both were surprised that another word has been awoken during Akko's time at Diana's home. Since another word has been completed, Akko asked what the next word was which is Lyonne, the last word Chariot Du Nord has gained. Ursula felt disheartened at Lyonne for a while until Akko asked what it meant. Ursula insisted to Akko to find it on her own.

Akko head to the library to find answers but to no avail. Before she could continue, Hannah and Barbara arrived to see her. An annoyed Akko asked what they want only to be surprised that they wanted to thank her for bringing Diana back to the school. Akko didn't mind doing that and as the two left, Akko smiled, proud of herself.

Croix meet with Akko as well. Since Croix was friends with Chariot, Akko happily asked if the former ever heard of Lyonne which she did. Croix mentioned it was related to Wagandea. Akko found Wagandea in the book and it is explained that is a legendary tree located somewhere in the Arcturus Forest. Akko asked Ursula to let her go there but she refused since the Wagandea tree released a pollen that could strip any witch of their magic. The time the pollen last varied from months to years but Akko decided to check there to confirm it. Seeing that Akko wasn't letting it go, Ursula had to be strict to her student and scolded her for forgetting the lesson of patience and that she must learn that and the other lessons in order to become a proper witch. With that, Ursula won't allow Akko to go there leaving Akko saddened.

While her roommates and Diana advised her not to go there, Akko who was nearly deciding to accept encountered Croix again who was willing to help a thrilled Akko to take her there. Alcor returned and informed Ursula about the latest development. As the two traveled the Leylines, Croix wondered what Akko would do with the Grand Triskellion once it is unlocked. However, Akko didn't think about that and that she only took the Quest to find Chariot. Akko wanted to meet Chariot and thanked her for inspiring her dream to become a Witch.

They arrived and inspected the tree whose buds are perfectly shut. Croix confirmed that the pollen won't be released for a long time. Although Akko was relief, Croix decided to manipulate the girl by questioning why Ursula was insistent on keeping Akko from going there. As Akko listened on, Croix revealed to Akko that she hasn't heard of an Ursula Callistis or that Chariot has never met a person of that name before. Akko was getting nervous to terrified at the implications and weakly tried to deny them by providing explanations of her own. Regardless, Croix asked Akko how willing she would go to achieve the goal which the latter accepted she would do anything.

Ursula arrived at the Arcturus Forest only to be ambushed by Croix's magitronics. Ursula woke up to find Croix in front of her who mused about the situation. In a flashback, Chariot and Croix arrived at an unknown location and both prayed to have their dreams come true: Croix wanted to become the greatest Witch while Chariot wanted to make people happy. The stars of the Big Dipper responded and bestowed Chariot the Shiny Rod leaving both girls in shock. Woodward appeared and informed Chariot of her destiny leaving Croix hurt and angered at what had happened after the Shiny Rod refused to allow her to touch it, robbing her of her dream.

Ursula ignored Croix to find Akko but was pushed down by the magitronics. Croix watched but Ursula spoke against her old friend that she was afraid that Akko would get the Grand Triskellion. Ursula continued that even if she make Akko astray from the journey, Croix will never get it. Croix was slight angered but calmed herself and rebuffed that the Shiny Rod chose the wrong wielder as it did before a decade ago and that she didn't need the rod anymore since she already built something that could get the exact result. Croix taunted Ursula why she left Akko alone at Wagandea. Akko was the last hope of Ursula's dream causing Ursula to be horrified at what Croix has done to Akko.

Akko continued her journey climbing Wagandea receiving several bruises along the way. She reaffirmed to herself that she will meet Chariot while unknown to her, the buds are about to open. Akko encountered a giant arm like beast secretly left by Croix to attack her. Akko screamed as it reached to her only for Ursula, arriving on time to destroy the abomination. Ursula flew to Akko who has become afraid of her. Ursula asked Akko to take her hand but her student simply slapped it away. Akko refused, having gone this far and refusing to believe anything that her mentor has to say after what was told to her, assured that the pollen isn't active. Ursula desperately attempts to convince her student to believe her as any moment the buds will open but Akko maintained her stance. After one final plea by Ursula, all the stress and fear that was building up inside of Akko finally caused the girl to lashed out at her teacher. Akko cried to her that she didn't want the Words or the Grand Triskellion and that her entire goal of this entire journey was to meet her idol. Akko had done what Ursula has told her to do and whatever attachment was left between them, begged her why is she stopping her from achieving it. Ursula could only stood motionless all the while clearly distraught on how much suffering her student was in.

Croix intervened and asked Akko to continue while she explained everything to Ursula. Akko left with Ursula begging Croix to let her pass. Croix instead attacked Ursula who continued to fight through and destroyed one giant magitronic that caused Ursula to go off course and fell. Realising this, Croix shouted at Ursula to wake up while Ursula was reminded of the time she went to Wagandea. Ursula finally awoke slowed her descent. Assured she was safe, Croix advised Ursula to don't go after Akko since it would be too late. Ursula didn't relent and continue to affirm that she'll protect Akko. Croix was left in shock and ordered her machines to stand down.

Akko climbed the tree and continue to maintain her goal in finding Chariot. However, Akko looked back and see nothing leaving Akko to nearly dropped to the ground. Soon, the buds opened and Akko was scared as it converged towards her. This caused Akko to slip and fell. Knowing that it was over, Akko closed her eyes in defeat. Suddenly, Ursula shouted her name and grabbed her on time. The pollen passed through them but Ursula protected Akko all the while begging Wagandea to don't take Akko's future away as her glasses cracked. The two made it out of the pollen and crashed onto the forest.

Some time later, Akko awoke and found her teacher. Shouting her name, Ursula woke up as well to smile at seeing Akko. As Ursula asked Akko if she was safe, Akko cried at what has happened and begged Ursula for her forgiveness for saying all the terrible things to her. As this happened, Ursula remembered the time when she as Chariot apologized to Croix for taking her dream away. Despite everything that has happened, Croix hugged her friend and persuaded her to begin the journey to collect the seven words.

Returning to the present, Ursula hugged her student and sadly asked Akko to forgive her, realizing that Akko didn't chose to be the wielder of the Shiny Rod just as she was long ago. It was wrong of her to push all her hopes and dreams onto Akko and should have understood how her student felt. Akko reassured to her mentor that she didn't force her on anything and that she chose to go through all of this. And yet despite everything she went through, she has yet to mature. Tears flowed from Akko's eyes and informed Ursula of all the times she has been there to look after her and always at her side. Lastly, what Akko wanted to tell her mentor was thank you. One of the tears dropped onto the Shiny Rod which activated. Akko realized what Lyonne meant while Ursula remembered when she unlocked the word. Akko spoke the word and the rod released tendrils that healed both their wounds. Ursula kindly explained that no one has ever reached the top of Wagandea before displaying how proud she was of Akko for her maturity.

Croix observed her machine that resembled the Shiny Rod and intends on using it to break the Grand Triskellion.

Order of appearances

Characters Tools Spells Creatures

Trivia

  • It is revealed that Chariot unlocked the sixth word shortly after discovering the Shiny Rod. However, when a flashback is shown of her gaining the power of the stars in "The Fountain of Polaris", only the third word is illuminated in yellow (meaning it's unlocked), which fits what is known from "What You Will", that she had awakened Arae Aryrha. The sixth crystal in the Shiny Rod does not appear the same, which seems to be a minor continuity error.
  • Ursula ends up losing her ability to fly after she rescues Akko, as the Wagandea pollen curse took away her ability to fly instead of something from Akko's.
  • In Netflix worldwide release, the episode's title name was changed to "Discipline".
  • This episode takes place in January, along with "Cavendish", "Intelligence and Sensibility", and "Chariot and Croix", as stated in the chronicles book.[2]

Gallery

For more images related to Wagandea (episode), see the file category: Category:Episode 21.


References

  1. https://www.netflix.com/title/80156387
  2. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/265265778230689793/354307531914608650/IMG_20170904_124940318.jpg

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