Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 Episode 12 Recap & Review: Is It a Perfect Finale?

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 Episode 12 Recap & Review: All good things must come to an end, whether you want them to or not, as episode 12 takes fans to the end of Mob Psycho 100. The series' final few episodes have been both remarkable & tragic, as viewers watch Mob & his closest friends battle to save him from himself.

While seeing everyone from Sho to Ritsu rush to Mob's rescue has been nostalgic and comforting, it hasn't been enough to shake him out of it. Mob's entire destiny may be in the hands of his tutor, Reigen, with only his left.

He's always been more than enough to keep Mob grounded, but there's never been so much at stake before, and all everyone can hope for is that Reigen has the strength to save his student one final time in this dramatic conclusion to Mob Psycho 100.

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 Episode 12 Recap 

At the beginning of the episode, Tsubomi watches the tremendous storm that Mob's eruption is creating. She realizes she needs to get out of there, but she stays anyhow to wait for Mob. At the same time, Reigen & Serizawa had a hard time getting close to Mob because of the wind.

Serizawa tries his hardest, but he just can't bring them any closer. In Reigen's opinion, it's not a problem because he can continue the trip without anyone else. Mob is hesitant to approach Tsubomi, but the unbalanced Mob, who turns out to be a manifestation of Mob's psychic powers, approaches her gently.

When Tsubomi lost interest in Mob's powers as a child, he stopped utilizing them around her, but she still welcomed him. Mob claims that his powers made him fall in love with her, and that's why he needs to see her right now. Mob learns that his master, Reigen, shares Tsubomi's refusal to evaluate him negatively because of his abilities when he hears Reigen calling out to him.

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 Episode 12 Recap & Review

The actual Mob understands that Reigen has always treated him well, despite the fact that the insane Mob knows that Reigen has no powers & is a con artist. Reigen watches in shock as Mob finally lets out the whole range of emotions he's been suppressing all along. Mob loses his mind & tries to use his abilities to blow Regain away, but Regain fights back, grasping onto debris as he begs Mob to pay attention to him.

He keeps trying, but his body keeps getting thrown violently into the hard pavement & crumbling buildings. His determination is unwavering, however, as he continues to charge headlong into Mob. He runs after Mob's physical form & only manages to grip his ankles in time to slow him down. The powerful members of the Mob, however, are uninterested in his advice.

Mob's corpse keeps on heading toward Tsubomi, certain that he has evaded Reigen, but he is surprised to see that Reigen has already caught up to him. Mob is taken aback by the older man's strength as he grips his hands to get him to slow down & communicate. Then Reigen glances up, letting it be known that he let Dimple take control of his body.

Finally, in a fit of pique, Reigen admits the truth: he has never possessed any psychic skills & never will. He breaks down in tears, finally telling the mob the truth. He lied to Mob even back when they were in elementary school & he's been using Mob ever since. He admits, “When it comes to all this psychic stuff, I have no clue,” adding, “& that's who I really am.”

He says he's sorry he ever had the nerve to refer to himself as Mob's master, but that what Mob is experiencing now is still perfectly normal. Though he despises his own dishonest tendencies, they allowed him to become close to Mob, much as Mob's abilities have improved his own life. Reigen tells Mob, “You're fine, just as you are,” to help him learn to love & accept himself.

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While the real Mob is asking his powers whether they'll ever welcome him the way all of his other buddies have, the countdown to his next explosion continues to rise. Mob claims he wants things to return to normal, but his powers are still petrified of being rejected by Tsubomi.

As his meter reaches 100%, Mob reassures himself that they will overcome this difficulty. Mob has reclaimed his body. With only one bloom remaining, he leaves for Tsubomi & makes the journey to see the goddess. Dimple worries if they should go with him, & Reigen reassures him that Mob must do this alone.

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 Episode 12 Review

In retrospect, there was really no better way for this to end & the way it did was also the only possible ending. A less-than-perfect finish wouldn't have done justice to a show as delightfully strange as this one. What exactly constitutes perfection in an anime that has always been the one to buck established trends?

How do you wrap up a TV series that is completely original? Obviously, by emphasizing the climactic showdown between the two main protagonists. In addition to that, it will be the most exciting development in the history of the show.

The meeting was incredible not in spite of his lack of abilities, but rather because of them. As far as relationships go, the one between Reigen & Mob was the most genuine & respectful throughout the show.

Reigen always cared about Mob & helped him out when he could, despite the fact that he technically used Mob & his skills for his company & lied to him. He had a very different perspective on life than Mob did because he had already experienced the hardships of adulthood & sought to protect Mob from them.

Even when the circumstances were out of his hands, he was there for Mob. In the name of God, he brandished a firearm at a mob leader who happened to be psychic. If you're a horrible person who tries to take advantage of the other person, you wouldn't act in such a way.

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This war, however, was between two separate Mobs. The journey helped him reconcile his dual natures & stop rejecting his abilities & feelings out of fear. He is very powerful & Mob had good reason to be afraid of him, yet his abilities are what truly define him as Mob.

Seeing a show as original as Mob Psycho 100 end on a high note like Season 3 Episode 12 does is bittersweet. Some have said that the intensity of the feelings conveyed during this outing would even bring tears to the eyes of a mature man.

It would be crazy to be anything but satisfied with the way the series ended. Not every question was resolved, but that was fine. We have plenty, but it seems strange to claim that one can have too much of Mob Psycho 100. Mob, you'll be sorely missed.