|Melancholy: Airi's Double-Cross|
|Rōmaji||Yūutsu! Airi no Nishin|
|Air date||October 22, 2010|
|Ending Theme||Bitōshi Carnival: Taoreru Toki wa Maemuki ni|
In the Swamplands, the Swamp Witch painfully tortures Melona for the shapeshifter's previous failures. Melona blames her treatment on Airi, and knowing that Airi must return someday because the Swamp Witch's command spell, Melona vows to punish Airi when she returns. Meanwhile, Airi has been living with Rana, Cattleya, and Owen and helps around with chores in the house. Airi has grown accustomed to the lifestyle and her feeling for Rana continues to grow, but she also feels obligated to return to the swamp to serve her master, so she secretly flies away one day.
Airi returns to the swamp and is confronted by Melona who tells her that the Swamp Witch is furious at Airi's absence and she'll have to be punished. Melona ties her up and decides to begin torturing Airi by tickling her all over her body underneath her maid outfit with dozens of long arms, including her legs, armpits and her big boobs.
After three days of being tickled, Airi confesses that the command spell on her is no longer active, but she came back on her own will. Melona thinks she's lying, even shapeshifting into Rana to guilt trip Airi, but refuses to break from such a "insignificant" punishment and swears loyalty to the Swamp Witch, and is allowed to join Melona again.
In Gainos, Melpha is alone in the church again after Aldra left with Tomoe on a journey. While praying to the heavens, Melpha hears Nanael's voice ordering her to go to the Swamplands. Melpha follows the order and journeys to the Swamplands where she begins revitalizing the land with her Holy Poses. Airi and Melona detect the intrusion, and Airi flies in to confront Melpha while Melona chooses to watch from a distance. In the battle, Melpha blasts off Airi's clothes with a Holy Pose, but Airi traps Melpha with her spirits. Airi then goes in for the kill, but Melpha detects that Airi is feeling unsure about something. Airi ignores Melpha's advice and proceeds to ingest some of Melpha's life force, but it counteracts because of Melpha's good spirit and she attempts to escape only to fall unconscious on a platform.
While unconscious, Airi dreams of spending time with Rana, but it is not enough to make her go back to him. Airi wakes up and finds Melona watching over her, and the two decide to go fetch Menace to reform their group once again. Sometime later, Melpha has returned to her church and reports to Nanael that she has purified some of the areas of the Swamplands, but Nanael is disappointed in her since she was unable to defeat Melona and Airi.
-This episode reveals that Airi is ticklish pretty much everywhere.
-As Melona tickles Airi, her maid outfit strangely vanishes.
-This episode shows just how cruel Melona can be, tickling Airi beyond any limit simply out of hatred.
Seasons & Episodes
|Inheritor of the Throne||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • Omake|
|Beautiful Fighters||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6|
|Rebellion||(OVA: 1 • 2 ) 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • Omake|
|Vanquished Queens||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • Omake|
|Queen's Blade: Grimoire||1 • 2|