Aeon Flux season 3 episode 5 The Demiurge

11 Nov

The Demiurge is a god. The episode explores the theme of religion, prerequisite for every so-call science-fiction works. Because this existential metaphysical issue is dealt here in Aeon Flux‘s world, it is bound to be handled through the loony view point of Aeon and Trevor. While watching the episode I didn’t particularly laugh at it but now I have to analyze what I saw, I realize it was actually totally funny and absurd while being critical, that is so Aeon flux.

As usual, Aeon and Trevor are opposed to each others and fight, here followed by their respective armies. Trevor wants the super being because he believes it will be able to bring peace to Bregna. Aeon and the Monicans have captured it and, because they want to get rid of the god, prepare to launch it into the space via a rocket. This opposition is so faithful to the two different nation that are Monica and Bregna. In this episode more than ever, the viewer perfectly understands that the Monicans, in particular Aeon, are governed by anarchy, whereas the Breens need to be supervised. The Monicans are driven by their instinct which lead them to immediate plans, like throwing a god as far as they can in the space. This is so childish that we can only wonder how this people have made to survive and develop as a nation.

However, behind this childlike battle a definitely more dramatic scene happens. All of the troops on both sides die except for Trevor, Aeon, and two Monican lovers: Nader and Celia. This is definitely a criticism of what happens when people diverge over religion. The god is eventually launched into space but succeeds before in leaving a part of it in Nader.

True to the formula, the director chose to handle the subject to the exact opposite of what the viewer might expect. The god is on earth. To get rid of it, the Monicans just think about sending it to the sky, which is rather ironic. Also, the super being reborn… in Nader’s belly. For once, a man has a role in the Conception. Finally, there is no bias, as Aeon considers the creature is an evil while Trevor believes it is a salvation. When people of Bregna see the Demiurge they feel bliss or remorse. Even the name of the god reveals a contrast: Demi (not totally) Urge. Until the end of the episode Aeon and Trevor continue to disagree on the issue, like to illustrate religion is an endless debate.

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4 Responses to “Aeon Flux season 3 episode 5 The Demiurge”

  1. mayo211 November 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    I have the whole series. good stuff.

  2. Rusty Locks December 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    You had some really interesting viewpoints that I hadn’t considered and really made me appreciate Æon Flux that little bit more again, although I found it a little hard to understamd what you were trying to say at times because there were multiple grammar and spelling issues that misconstrued the ideas you were trying to convey. Got the general gist though! I wish there was more blogs about this show
    though. It is so open to interpretations and I
    love reading about what other viewers “got” from each episode. It’s one of these things that reveals something new to the viewer everytime you watch it.

    • Rusty Locks December 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

      ps. typing on my phone is difficult – excuse my spelling errors please :L

    • kaenguma July 19, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      Thanks a lot for the feedback !
      I’m french, which might explain why the english is not perfect ^^
      Aeon Flux is a master piece.

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