| Parallel Shift & Vanitas|
|Publisher||Fujimi Shobo (JP)|
|Magazine Issue||Monthly Dragon Age September 2013|
|Release Date||August 9, 2013|
Parallel Shift & Vanitas is the thirty-third chapter of the Trinity Seven manga series, released on August 9, 2013 in the Monthly Dragon Age September 2013 issue and later compiled in the eigth volume on April 9, 2014.
SummaryEditAn uncertain Arata questions Abyss Trinity if he is indeed the father of Lilith, as well as a Demon Lord, to which he confirms both statements before revealing his face. Upon seeing his face, the group becomes greatly surprised how similar Abyss resembles Arata. Lugh remarks that their appearance are nearly identical, which Abyss states that he and Arata are similar in several ways. Sora then verifies that Abyss' magic is real, but is still confused how that is possible. Akio reveals that the Sky Library contains weapons to defeat the Demon Lord and Candidates, the most powerful of them is Abyss.Suddenly, security crystals appear and surround the party while Abyss continues to explain that the easiest method to eliminate the Demon Lord is to destroy the Demon Lord Element within. As such, the best person to complete that task would be a Demon Lord from an alternate reality. Abyss was summoned years ago by the Spriggans for the sole purpose of destroying the Demon Lord of the current world, Arata. Regardless, Akio intejects, questioning Abyss if he annihilated her hometown, which he affirms. Akio next inquiries for his reason since the Spriggans had protected him, but Abyss simply responds that he was bored, desiring to assess the Demon Lord Weapons of this world. Upon learning his motive, Akio becomes angry however the Demon Lord states that experimenting with a powerful weapon was normal. In response, Akio attempts to strike Abyss, although he easily defends himself from her attack before rendering the former Spriggan unconscious with his magic. Commenting that his magic is from one of the worst Themas, Sora immediately begins treating Akio and confirms that her life is stable. Sora explains to Arata that the Luxuria Archive possesses Themas related to life and souls. Abyss then reveals that his Thema is Vanitas or "nothing", being able to return everthing to nothing. While the group is overwhelmed by his power, Arata declares that he cannot allow Abyss to leave with Lilith, despite understanding that Abyss is much stronger than him. Although, he notes that Abyss could have already killed him with the surrounding crystals, which Abyss affirms but also continues to claim Lilith. As his daughter, Lilith is the "last key" that connects to the alternate worlds, allowing him to gain access to his original strength much to Sora's shock. Subsequently, Arata then reviews the current situtation:
- Rescue Lilith
- Avoid the crystals
- Defeat the dragon
- Handle Abyss Trinity
- Continuing from the previous chapter, Abyss Trinity revealed himself to the party as the Crimson Demon Lord of the Luxuria Archive after recaling his daughter, Lilith.
- Akio confronts Abyss on the destruction of her hometown which she originally revealed as the reason she abadoned being a Spriggan in the previous chapter as well.
- When Lugh interrupts Arata and Abyss' conversation to leave, Abyss recognizes her as the thief who had stolen Mythical Armaments in the past, which Lugh mentioned in Record Quest & Semiramis Garden.
- ↑ Saito, Kenji, and Nao Akinari. 2017. “Parallel Shift & Vanitas.” Trinity Seven: The Seven Magicians, 8:6–39. New York, NY: Yen Press.