|The Final Episode|
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"The Final Episode" is the 13th and final episode of Paranoia Agent.
The series ends with Tokyo in ruins because of a black blob that envelops the town leading back to a character's past. Maniwa contacts the chief on a screen in the cartoon world telling him what he knows, Ikari smashes the screen, is hailed a hero and changes into dress uniform. Tsukiko becomes her 12-year-old self and calls Ikari 'dad'. Maromi becomes a real dog. Ikari muses how he always wanted a daughter, then his wife appears, and he remembers what he said to her in her despair, that people mustn't create fantasy worlds to escape from reality. He takes the original bat and smashes the cartoon world apart to reveal a ruined Tokyo and a sea of Maromi toys. Maniwa tells Ikari how Lil' Slugger was made up by Tsukiko to explain the death of her little dog Maromi. She said it had been killed by a rollerblader, in fact she let it go due to a painful cramp from her first period and it was run over. She was afraid her dad would punish her. The black blob appears as a giant Maromi, Tsukiko and Ikari flee into the underground but are eventually submerged. As she sinks Tsukiko has a flash back to the original event-she comforts her old self and accepts it was her fault. 2 years later, Tokyo's finally been repaired. Ikari is still a guard. Maniwa is doing the complex equation in chalk on the street that the sage was doing, he has just found the answer and gasps.