Trigun

Season 1 Episode 12

Diablo

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Aired Weekdays 1:30 AM Apr 17, 2003 on Cartoon Network
9.2
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Vash encounters Legato Bluesummers for the first time and is warned about his impending doom. In the town that Vash visits, a shoemaker is killed, and Vash somehow gets framed for it. While Vash is in Jail, Legato hires a guy named Monev the Gale to kill Vash. But Monev faces the consequences of an enraged Diablo Vash when Monev goes after innocent people.moreless

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  • another great episode of Trigun

    10
    “Diablo” is another great episode of Trigun. This episode see’s our hero, Vash the stampede haunted by his dark and mysterious past. Again we see him have visions of a mystery girl, who he may have loved. This episode also sees the introduction of two villains from Vash’s past. These remain nameless through out the episode. The episode ends with Vash trying to make up him mind weather to kill his enemy or not- leading him to become all emotional. Anyhow this is a great episode that keeps the audience hooked with all its narrative hooks and mysteries. The episode also has a moral to it- can you wrong another who as wronged you? We also see Vash referred to as the Diablo, as he seems to have mysterious powers. 10 out of 10

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  • An exciting adventure the whole way through, Vash's violent side is finally revealed.

    10
    It starts out in a dark and stormy place with a buff man (Monev) excercising when a mysterious man (Legato) goes to tell him about his mission. He is to kill Vash the Stampede. Then it goes to Vash talking to a shoe store owner. Suddenly it cuts to the next day and Vash, Meryl and Millie are playing with some kids. Suddenly Legato Bluesummers walks by and Vash freezes. Legato starts communicating with him telepathically and says that Vash will die that day. Then he says he has a present for Vash in a bag. We're not quite sure what is in the bag but seconds later the shoemakers wife comes out and says he died. Vash is arrested and will not be released, no matter how hard Meryl and Millie try. They go to see him and are shocked by Vash's eyes, though they don't say anything. Suddenly Monev the Gale breaks into the jail and attacks Vash. He is almost killed but Millie steps in at the last second and saves him. He starts running through the town trying to save people but Monev uses his gun to destroy half the town, killing many. Vash is so angered by this he actually starts shooting to kill, revealing a new angry side we have not seen thus far. He eventually goes into the bank and sets a mini bomb disabling Monev's big gun, but has run out of bullets. Monev takes a shot at Vash but he finally reveals his gun arm and takes out Monev. While he's on the ground Vash is about to take his life when he has a flashback of Rem. This causes him to cry and the episode ends with him wondering if he's made the right choice not to kill him. This is a wonderful episode and probably the best so far in the series.moreless
Peter Spellos

Peter Spellos

Monev the Gale

Guest Star

Miki Narahashi

Miki Narahashi

Shoemaker's Wife

Guest Star

Takashi Nagato

Takashi Nagato

Shoemaker

Guest Star

Tohru Furusawa

Tohru Furusawa

Knives

Recurring Role

Bo Williams

Bo Williams

Knives

Recurring Role

Aya Hisakawa

Aya Hisakawa

Rem Saverem

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Kuroneko Sighting
      While Vash, Meryl, and Milly are playing with the kids, Kuroneko-sama shows up after Meryl gets hit on the head with the ball.

    • There's a scene where Monev has his mask on has THREE bullet holes in it and then we see another scene after this one with ZERO bullet holes

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (5)

    • The Sheriff is played by Takaya Tsuchishi for episodes 12 and 13. Whether that's a spelling variant of Takaya Hashi or a new voice actor is unknown.

    • English Cast:
      Johnny Yong Bosch, Richard Plantagenet, Frank Buck, Dorothy Melendrez, John Strong, Otis McFife, James Bates, Chet Weems, Sparky Thornton, Bo Williams, Shannone White, Skip Hopper, Lia Sargent, Lee Osborne, Richard Hayworth, Janet Owen, Melissa Williamson, G. Gordon Baer, Jessica Rubinstein, Cheryl Mandel, Ruby Marlowe, Cody Mackenzie, Babe

    • Original Japanese airdate: June 24, 1998.

    • This is the first episode you actually see Vash fire his gun arm. Although it is used in Murder Machine you do not see him fire it.

    • Manga Corollary: Trigun Volume 2, Chapters 1, 2 (2nd half), 3 (2nd half)
      Manga Nitpicks
      The shoemaker's wife says that the husband won't respond to her, so you think his heart or something is in the bag. But in the manga, the wife says his head was cut clean off, and his head was in the blood-leaking bag.

      The manga introduces a coin gimmick where Legato gives Vash a case full of coin halves, informing him that each of his assassins will be carrying the other half. If the assassin is defeated, Vash gets to collect the half until he has a complete collection.

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