This introduction of Snuka’s third and final form is further simplified from the example set by Biff’s new form – Thoreau would approve.*
And I think that’s appropriate not only because of the repetitiveness, but also because Snuka’s new form isn’t actually all that new. With the fate of any Wizardmon-based form fixed from the outset, Snuka’s ultimate upgrade needed to involve an element of resurrection, and there is clear precedent for that. It’s not like this is Snuka’s first circuit around the circle of life, after all. So Snuka returns from the Netherlands of the Force once more!
Which also means I can dispense with the transformation sequence. Jedi don’t do all of that fancy transformation stuff when they return from the Beyond…the kind of only flicker back into ephemeral existence at a suitable moment. We can just assume that Snuka did that off-screen to the confusion of everyone around him, and himself, as well, since he wasn’t actually all that dead…or did he only not appear dead? Going through several circles of reincarnation raises all kinds of confusing existential questions. Fortunately, the plot can simply ignore them.
The main take-away is something else, anyway: Snuka’s butt-kicking ability has also been suitably heightened by his newest upgrade, as evidenced by the speed with which he dispatches the generic monsters – despite having only one hand free, the other being required to hold on to the cheese wheel that he brought back from the Netherlands of the Force. You can’t go to the Netherlands without bringing back a cheese wheel, that’s a rule. ._.
Latho was actually never shown to inform Snuka of the poor survival outlook coming with the Wizardmon-transformation, only considering it. So Latho either did that off-screen, or it’s manipulating its own memories here. Again. >_>
More on Monday.
* Well, probably not really. The man might have championed simplicity, but that doesn’t mean he’d automatically embrace all kinds of weird shit just because it’s simple. XD