If Ozen’s words and the truth of the vessel that saved Rico’s life are to be believed, Rico is essentially a dead being brought back to life. As per Leader’s word- “Everything taken from the abyss returns to it one day“, which explains why both Habo and Leader saw this day coming. Why they were willing to let a twelve year old Red whistle and a robot with unknown power or origin go on a journey that has no guarantee of safety.
I was under the impression the title is named after Reg’s circumstances, but it might be referring to Rico or both of them.
Moving on, as predicted, Ozen isn’t quite the villainous entity she comes across as, there is something ominous about her though- maybe being a cave rider for fifty years does that to you. Her dislike for Rico(or maybe humanity in general) rivals her love for Lyza, leading her to preparing both Reg and Rico for the future that awaits them deeper in the abyss.
To top if of, Ozen has no qualms about lying through her teeth, and maybe Rico’s journey isn’t for nothing- Lyza could really be alive. Ozen still hasn’t come clean about everything, her words suggested she had met Reg before- something apparent both Reg and Rico felt to take note of at the moment.
Ozen is the first serious adversary Rico and Reg faced, and if she was really out to kill them, they wouldn’t have stand a chance. This encounter made both Reg and Rico realize each other’s importance, and that maybe blindly descending into the abyss isn’t the best option.
We’re almost half way through, and I suspect this season is going to end in the training arc.