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Recap / Meta Runner S 1 E 03 Bad Split

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"You'd be surprised what people would do to be number one."

On the run from Belle, Lucks and TAS Corp, Tari finds herself in a place like no other.
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Again picking up right where the last episode left off, Theo has now been pulled out of his game and into reality. Lucks, now even more impressed, offers Tari a chance to join TASCorp. Tari, still fresh off her pain, refuses to join him, and she and Theo make a break for it, running through the streets of Silica City with a group of mooks led by Lucks' number-one Meta Runner, Belle, in hot pursuit.

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Episode 3 provides examples of:

  • Brought Down to Normal: Theo finds himself unable to use any of his supernatural abilities in the real world. Though it doesn’t stop him from putting up a fight with and escaping from some TAS Corp grunts.
  • Cliffhanger: The episode ends on Tari being captured, and with Lamar being introduced, who’s well intent on rescuing her.
  • Evolving Credits: Theo's seen sitting next to Tari in the opening in this episode.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the scenes where Theo accidentally livestreams, a certain someone is seen messaging Tari and Theo in the chat...
    Animeking20: Yo girl you gotta bounce from that Steam Lab ASAP!
    Animeking20: Seriously ma man you gotta get the hell outta there!
  • Split-Screen Reaction: The episode opens with this, with Tari, Belle, and Lucks all being taken aback by Theo appearing in the real world.
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