The Unexpected Proposal – Ousama Ranking Ep 22 Review 

Something terrible happens after King Desha accepts the first place ranking. Meanwhile after regaining his body, Daida unexpectedly commits to marrying Miranjo.

Check out last week’s episode review

…Did King Desha just die? 

Why Did Daida Marry Miranjo?

Why did Daida interpret King Bosse’s advice to “take care of Miranjo” as “marry” Miranjo?

Despite all of her atrocities, Daida, like Bosse, saw the good in Miranjo and desired to marry and care for the sorceress for the rest of their natural lives.

Daida decides to marry the sorceress that read him bedtime stories and imprisoned his spirit in a mirror. The king wants what he wants, I guess?
Daida decides to marry the sorceress that read him bedtime stories and imprisoned his spirit in a mirror. The king wants what he wants, I guess?

Looking back, I can understand why Daida would want to marry Miranjo.

Although it is strange, she has been with him his entire life. Daida received the mirror encasing Miranjo’s soul at an early age, and even in the show’s opening Miranjo can be seen reading Daida bedtime stories.

Is It Fair Miranjo Received No Punishment?

I would have loved it if the show explored Bosse's struggle (and listlessness) after gaining power more thoroughly. Bosse was such an enigmatic character throughout the entire series, and this scene of him killing an old god was so powerful.
I would have loved it if the show explored Bosse’s struggle (and listlessness) after gaining power more thoroughly. Bosse was such an enigmatic character throughout the entire series, and this scene of him killing an old god was so powerful.

Despite all of her manipulation and scheming, it was never revealed whether or not Daida was close to anybody else at the castle.

Miranjo murdered Daida’s older brother Bojji’s mother, imprisoned Daida’s soul in favor of resurrecting his father King Bosse (whom she truly loved), and even tried to murder his mother Queen Hiling.

Miranjo basically caused chaos in the kingdom for untold years, just to suffer extreme despair for about an hour of torture by the demon until Bojji and Daida saved her.  Miranjo skirted out of her promise with the demon, her soul wasn’t consumed, and she now gets to live happily ever after with Daida in Bosse’s Kingdom? 

What kind of Disney nonsense is this? It it really fair that Miranjo will suffer no consequences for her various actions against the Kingdom of Bosse?

I seriously thought the happy-go-lucky tone was a troll, or a dream sequence. 

Are we sure we aren’t in some sort of collective genjutsu? 

Ugh. I knew last week this was going somewhere weird. Ever since we saw that dance between Bosse in Daida’s body and Miranjo’s automaton form. 

Now this stupid decision forced Desha’s hand. 

What Happened to King Desha?

Surprisingly, the fate of King Desha is seemingly left vague in Ranking of Kings.

Desha and Despa’s original plan after killing their father was to ask the demon to reverse their brother Ouken’s curse of immortality. Since Daida kind of ruined that moment in favor of saving Miranjo, it forced Desha’s hand to agree when the council member came requesting him to take the first place ranking.

After agreeing to become the first-ranked king, it is heavily alluded to that Desha was killed or even harmed by the council member who may serve the remaining Old Gods.

I have to wonder if the first-ranked kings are killed by the council and Old Gods due to their greed and ‘selfish desire’, or driven insane like Kingbo’s father due to refusing their will.

Did the recent first-ranked king die or something?  

Is it because King Bosse died that they were finishing the re-evaluation? (which I thought was over when Daida failed miserably many episodes ago.) 

Gosh. Seriously, what the hell was that? 

Do you think Desha, being a demi-god, would be able to resist temptation against the treasure that drives all of the first-ranked kings mad? Much to the council guy’s chagrin? 

Is this what child Miranjo meant when she said she was “going to be a princess”? 

Good grief. I’m ending this here. 

But, tell me your thoughts. 

Daida's future wife reading him a bedtime story. Gosh, this is so weird...
Daida’s future wife reading him a bedtime story. Gosh, this is so weird…

Did Daida’s proposal to Miranjo – the source of all chaos in his kingdom – catch you off-guard? 

Do you think everybody forgave Miranjo a little too easily? 

And… 

Did the demon really just not want to consume his only friend’s soul? 

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