Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12 Recap and Ending Explained
Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12 Recap and Ending Explained-Kyou, the evil wielder of the Book Vassal Weapon. (Image Credit: Crunchyroll)

Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12 Recap and Ending Explained-How did the Shield Hero Naofumi defeat Kyou?

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Last Updated on July 1, 2022 by Joydeep Ghosh

Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12 finally brought an end to one of the most adventurous arcs. Kyou, the wielder of the Book Vassal Weapon, who killed and stole the Soul of the Spirit Tortoise, was finally defeated.

The Shield Hero Naofumi and his party composed of Rapthalia, Rishia, and Filo returned to their world safely after stopping the waves and defeating Kyou.

They also managed to free the Mirror Vassal Weapon, which was taken over by Kyou after killing its wielder.

Well, the episode was quite interesting. So let’s go through the details about how exactly Kyou was defeated.

Who exactly is The Wielder of the Book Vassal Weapon, Kyou?

Kyou was an ordinary human in Naofumi’sNaofumi’s world. Just like Naofumi, he did not have any friends and spent almost all of his time playing video games.

He was frustrated with his life and hated it. Even inside a computer, he hated the missions and acts that he had to play.

Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12 Recap and Ending Explained-How did the Shield Hero Naofumi defeat Kyou?
Kyou, the wielder of the Book Vassal Weapon. He killed the Tortoise Spirit in Naofumi’s world and stole its soul. He is the reason for death of the Mirror Vassal Wielder and creation of sudden waves in both worlds. (Image Credit: Crunchyroll)

So this time, he wanted to start his life from scratch. He wanted to rule the world the way he seemed fit.

Thus he took control of the Book Vassal Weapon and used it against the vessel’s will. He used it to commit heinous crimes and kill many people. He also killed the Tortoise spirit and stole its Soul.

Kyou can also be considered a mentally unstable human who managed to steal some powers. His wicked ambition is what led him on this evil path.

How did the Shield Hero Naofumi defeat Kyou?

As soon as the waves arrived, the Hunting Cardinal Hero Kizuna, along with her party of other Vassal Heroes, L’ArcL’Arc, Glass, and Therese, was teleported to the place of waves.

Ethnobalt, the wielder of the Boat Vassal Weapon, arrived at Naofumi’sNaofumi’s side to take them to Kyou’sKyou’s secret laboratory.

Since Kizuna and the others are busy fighting the waves, it is up to Naofumi’sNaofumi’s party to defeat Kyou and stop the waves.

Naofumi, Rapthalia, Rishia, and Filo enter Kyou’sKyou’s hideout along with his old friend. They encounter more of Kyou’s followers who are there to stop them.

They had to explode weapons with them, just like Kyou’sKyou’s childhood friend who attacked them. Within a flash, Rapthalia defeated them and stopped them in their tracks.

Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12 Recap and Ending Explained-How did the Shield Hero Naofumi defeat Kyou?
Kyou had transformed his followers into half beasts by performing experiments. He used their blind faith in him to execute his goals and also killed them after they served their purpose. (Image Credit: Crunchyroll)

Kyo had gone to such lengths that he had altered his friend’s bodies through experiments. He also revived Kazuki, who was killed by Rapthalia using her Katana Vassal Weapon.

But Kazuki was already dead. So he transferred the Soul of the Wielder of the Mirror Vassal Weapon, whom he had captured before, into Kazuki’sKazuki’s body.

Rapthalia could feel the emotions of Mirror Vassal Weapon as her Katana Vassal Weapon is connected to all other Vassal Weapons.

The Mirror Weapon asked them to put an end to his misery by defeating him as it was against his wish. So Rapthalia and Filo fought Kazuki with the Mirror Vassal Weapon, whereas Naofumi and Rishia went ahead to stop Kyou.

Naofumi and Rapthalia came across Kyou. He enraged Naofumi, which resulted in him using the Rage Shield. In a rage, Naofumi spoke very ill of Rishia and hurt her feelings.

But, soon, Rishia’sRishia’s words about Rapthalia and Filo calmed him down. Both of them also joined Naofumi, and thus, he was again able to gain control of his shield, which turned back to normal.

Kyou attacked them using a very powerful attack. He used the energy of Spirit Tortoise that he stole and the Book Vassal Weapon. His attack overpowered Naofumi’sNaofumi’s defence.

But, Rapthalia and Filo to joined in to support their master. Together they were able to overcome Kyou’sKyou’s attack and reflect it along with the power of the Mirror Vassal Weapon.

As soon as the attack hit Kyou, he turned to dust, leaving behind the Book Vassal Weapon. And this was the end for Kyou.

How did Naofumi and his friends return to their world?

After defeating Kyou, the waves disappeared. Soon enough, Kizuna and others joined them using Ethnobalt’sEthnobalt’s Boat Vassal Weapon.

After catching up, they plan to have a huge party. But unfortunately, Naofumi receives a message showing that their special permission to enter another world has ended as Kyou was defeated.

Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12 Recap and Ending Explained-How did the Shield Hero Naofumi defeat Kyou?
Rapthalia and Filo helped Naofumi to stop Kyou and end the waves. Now they all will return to their world together. (Image Credit: Crunchyroll)

So in 1 minute, they would be teleported back to their world. Kizuna is sad and, with a very heavy heart, thanks Naofumi for all his help.

Later on, Naofumi, Rishia, Rapthalia, and Filo are teleported to their world. He also receives a medal of honour from the Queen for his valour and for defeating Kyou for killing the Spirit Tortoise.

When the Wave had struck the other world, it had struck this dimension too, and the other cardinal heroes played a major role in fighting it. They probably wanted to make up for what they could not do during the Spirit Tortoise incident.

And with this, the Shield Hero Naofumi had returned to his world and must find a solution to the waves.

Let us know what you think of the latest episode and what might happen next in the comments below. Till then, let’s wait for The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 13, which will be released this upcoming Wednesday.