I’m going to back to my original theory. Meganee’s more powerful than we can imagine.
The Grand Prix is over, Christmas is approaching and Falala is awake while Galala has fallen into slumber. Things look pretty peaceful at the city-state of idols, with no imminent threats or concerts. However, with a full cours’ worth of material still left to fill, the show introduces something unusual. A plot trinket that’s not a special outfit. As Falala reveals, back in the ancient days of PriPara, there were three pairs of magical glasses that were responsible for the system being up and running, and finding them may allow for a way for her and her sister to be awake at the same time, ending this millennia-old feud.
This raises several questions. Glasses have played a minor role in things, mostly being associated with Meganee and Meganii. It’s known that Meganee is possibly from the Prism World, which hasn’t come up very often in this series. I’m not entirely clear if PriPara is the Prism World, or just a space that draws on its magic and puts it to use for entertainment and money-making. While that doesn’t make her a goddess (Rinne was only human after all), the Meganees and Meganiis have always been slightly off-center when it comes to being human. The way there’s so many of them, the fact that they never age, and the way that her glasses can instantly determine someone’s specialty. It didn’t need to be explained.
Not having it explained was fun for me. I could run wild with my “Meganee is a fickle goddess” theory with some things to support it and not much to contradict it. But finding out that OOParts glasses that existed before the dawn of mankind were responsible for keeping PriPara afloat, to the point that even Falala doesn’t entirely understand what’s in them, raises a lot of questions. PriPara may not belong to the Vocal Dolls, the Idol Goddesses or the Nature Spirits at all, and it certainly doesn’t belong to Hibiki and a bunch of barely-disguised celebrities. It’s Meganee’s territory, and always has been.
Once again, with this new information in hand, Lala and company head to the woods and start digging, only to realize that the first pair of glasses were being safely stored in the museum. Which Galulu should be familiar with, she had an entire Making Drama about that.
The plot for the final cour of this season is now underway, and I’m curious to see where this goes. This episode all but said that the search for the glasses will take us back to PriParis, which is always fun.
Also, Falala fixed something that’s been broken since the first episode of Idol Time.
She repairs Lala’s ticket, allowing her to resume her “older” form in the city-state of idols once again. The Lala who achieved worldwide fame as a divine idol is back, and not only when she’s on stage.
Now that’s a Christmas present.
Babaria and Gloria get into a battle of their own.