van douga

Escaflowne, TV
Episode twenty-two
C-9

small van screencap

This douga was particularly hard to place. I thought it was an image of Van, but some of the features were too rounded. I then speculated that maybe it was Hitomi, but the hair was wrong. I happened to find it just when I was about to give up. Its an image of Van as a child, which was why he looked different. Van is sitting in on the war concil of Asturia when he has a flashback to when he was a child. He is turning in shock after hearing someone refer to his brother Folken as a coward because he did not return from the dragonslaying ritual.