I'm just saying. If Aku made a small copy of himself that was just a flickering flame phantom or something, I could see it being killed by a non sacred weapon and not in anyway mattering, because it was basically nothing to begin with. I guess the other option would be that Ashi and her sisters were always just meat shields for some small part of Aku locked up inside them, and they're actually just clones of the priestess.>>92365258
Oh lord, I just thought of something. A little out of left field, but what if Genndy is driving this home? What if taking over her body and having her fight Jack is the closest thing we're going to get to THAT moment with Casca in Berserk? Everything that she is is taken over by Aku powers, she goes nuts and fights Jack, cuts his arm off, she burns her own powers out, screaming in torment and agony as Aku watches and laughs, and at the end Aku reabsorbs them off her, takes the sword (or destroys it? Or leaves it if he's using Ashi's powers as a recharge after he's been almost defeated again?), and leaves Ashi a mute, personality devoid, mentally disabled shell. Literally, the closest they can get to brain destroying rape in a show on tv? Genndy did want to push what he was allowed to show, right?
Aku laughs as he just fucks off and let's Jack cry over her barely living body. Next season opens with Jack: full beard again, pain and wariness showing threw on his face (maybe a metal arm), on horse back with blank shell Ashi riding behind him. Tied to him so she doesn't fall off. And the whole of season six is about him trying to return Ashi back. Ends with him getting on a boat, no new season confirmed for 10 years.