Season 1 Episode 12


Aired Weekdays 1:30 AM Apr 17, 2003 on Cartoon Network

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  • another great episode of Trigun

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

    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.