Bohman uses the consciousness of the people trapped in LINK VRAINS to create a Data Storm, and summons forth a powerful Hydradrive monster. Playmaker is completely helpless before Bohman. Seeing this, the three Knights of Hanoi decide to take action.
This episode contains the following tropes:
- Enemy Mine: Albeit initial reluctance, Akira agrees to work together with the Lieutenants of Hanoi to take down Bohman's Neuron Link.
- The Evils of Free Will: Bohman claims true peace cannot be achieved so long as vastly different individuals exist. He attributes every war and major strife throughout history to clashing opinions and believes uniting every entity into one (aka himself) will erase needless conflict.
- Humans Are Morons: Bohman actually uses this to his advantage to gain more people to use for his Neuron Link.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: Out of genuine respect for his origin, Bohman offers Playmaker the chance to experience a simulation of the ideal life he was denied after absorbing him.
- Popularity Power: A case in which Playmaker's popularity is used against him. Thanks to his Neuron Link, Bohman is able to use everyone's thoughts and minds which include their knowledge about Playmaker since he's pretty much the most popular duelist in whole LINK VRAINS.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Playmaker isn't buying any of Bohman's justifications for an ideal world built on the sacrifice of countless innocents. He even rebukes Bohman's claim of being a superior version of him by claiming he's actually sad and lonely, just like him back in season 1.
- Streisand Effect: An in-universe example. It turns out that the reason why Bohman has enough people to use for his Neuron Link is because of the news and social media mentioning that people can't log out which in turn causes more people to log in out of curiosity why they can't log out.
- Too Dumb to Live: Exploited by Bohman. As mentioned above people start logging in out of curiosity despite knowing they can't log out.