DokiDoki Precure Episode 24 has aired, and Cure Ace is still a mystery. We know now that her civilian identity is Madoka Aguri, and she is a fourth grader. Though she is younger than the other girls, she speaks to them with authority even from her non-Precure form. She has assumed the role of senpai with the other girls, and the other girls accepted her in that role. As senpai, Cure Ace has been teaching the girls (and us) about the nature of love.
Last week, we learned something that was not love. When Regina-san fell into despair over Regina-san returning to King Selfish, we were told that she had lost her love. We were told that love meant continuing to work and to fight even though Regina-san was lost (at least temporarily), rather than to succumb to grief.
This week, we learned a new lesson about love. MakoPi-chan has decided to quit singing. She had been singing in order to find the Princess, and she started to believe that her singing was now useless. The Princess was found, but she was frozen inside of a crystal. From this perspective, MakoPi-chan could not see the point of continuing to sing.
As MakoPi-chan was contemplating the announcement of her retirement, and as the other Precures were fighting another Selfishness, the Princess finds a way to reach MakoPi-chan, even though she is still frozen.
The Princess tells MakoPi-chan that she could hear her singing even in a frozen state, and that MakoPi-chan’s singing helped bring her out of despair. The Princess implores MakoPi-chan to continue to sing, and to sing for no other reason that her own love of singing.
After her talk with the Princess, MakoPi-chan is able to transform and to join in the fight with the other Precures. Evil tried to tempt her again, telling her that it was selfish to sing for her own personal love of singing. At this point, MakoPi-chan explained that her friends were cheering her on, and they all wanted to see her have fun while she was singing. We also learn that doing things that you adore is the nature of love, and that when we do things we love, we spread that love to others.
We also learn that the power of Precures comes from love. Cure Ace again speaks of the Five Oaths of the Precure, and the first oath being to give people your love. I am interested in learning what the other four oaths are.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this subject and your theories of the identity of Cure Ace.
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