Originally Posted by Vengeance
The Kishin was never really portrayed as being the main antagonist but rather was just this powerful thing that was just there. Crona absorbing the Kishin was all a part of Medusa's plan. Remember Medusa, the person Crona killed as a part of her own plan as well? Shit's just all falling into place at this point. A large part of this manga involved following Crona's development & evolution into the ultimate juggernaut. I'm not sure why people are still putting money on the Kishin when he's been little more than a plot device since his introduction.
I agree. Kishin is the "One Ring", if you will, for this manga. But I don't think it is done. Maka is pretty determined to save Crona from this and it seems pretty clear that the Kishin has joined with Crona rather than being dead. There is going to be an effort to fight the Kishin's fusing with Crona and separate them. At which point, they'll still have to deal with it.
If Kishin really is just a power, then it may just disappear to give you the "The End?" finale. Crona is the final villain if you see her as evil, which Maka and company don't. They see her as someone to be saved.
With luck, we'll get some real action that will test their resolve in this course of action rather than just fighting until Kid shows up.