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Episode 27: Hang on Domon! Triumph of the Restored Faith

 

Review by Chris Guanche

July 23, 2001

 

Summary

 

A boy named Chan and his friends climb up to a rooftop to watch Chibodee's Gundam Maxter fight against Neo Kenya's Zebra Gundam. Chan dreams of being a Gundam Fighter some day. Chibodee wins, and Wong views his chessboard to see who will fight next. Master Asia wants Domon to fight a powerful opponent, so Wong picks Neo India's Cobra Gundam. Domon shops for food in the streets with Rain, Hoy and Ming. Nearby, Chan and his friends watch and are jealous that Hoy is friends with a Gundam Fighter. Domon feels he's being watched an runs into an alley. A green man with a gigantic cobra attacks Domon. The cobra wraps around Domon, and the man is about to kill him when Rain and the kids show up. Chan decides that Domon is a useless fighter and has an idea. Rain does research and sees that the green man is Chandra Shijiema, the Gundam Fighter of Neo India. Domon watches a video of Shijiema using the same move to win a fight against Neo Spain's Matador Gundam. Domon leaves the boat to inspect the God Gundam. Chan convinces Hoy to trick Domon so that he can get inside the God Gundam. Domon wants to synchronize better with the God Gundam, but Hoy runs in and tells him something big is happening. Chan rides in on his bicycle and jumps onto the platform. Domon tells him it's dangerous for kids to pilot Gundams, and Chan calls him a liar. He gets inside the God Gundam and activates it.

 

Chan activates the Mobile Trace System to put on the fighting suit and finds it is very painful. The God Gundam goes out of control, and Domon falls and injures his right shoulder. He opens the cockpit and tells Chan not to move because his bones could be broken. He knocks him out, and the God Gundam stops moving. Shijiema watches the whole time and says the Gundam Fight should be interesting. Domon thinks the kids were part of a plan and asks them about it, but they're too nervous to say anything. He tells them to leave him alone. The next day, George's Gundam Rose wins a Gundam Fight against the Nether Gundam. Domon takes the God Gundam to Victoria Peak, where he will fight Shijiema. The fight begins, and Shijiema gets the first blow. He wraps himself around the God Gundam and starts pressing. Rain tells him he has to wing to fight Master Asia, and he tells her to shut up. Hoy and Chan convince Rain to let them talk to Domon. They say they're sorry and that Shijiema didn't send them. Domon promises to win for them. Shijiema separates the top half of the Cobra Gundam from the half that is wrapped around Domon and sprouts out legs. He prepares to move in for the final blow. Domon remembers what he told Chan about moving and having broken bones. He dislocates his right shoulder and manages to get away from the snake. He then uses the Bakunetsu God Finger with his left arm to win the match. Master Asia is pleased that Domon is winning and getting closer to fighting him. Hoy and Chan apologize to Domon and ask him if he is ok. Domon says he's not so weak, and he tells Chan that if he trains hard enough he could someday pilot a Gundam of his own.

 

Commentary

 

Another Gundam Fight, another strange enemy. This time, it's the ugly, green Chandra Shijiema. Like Master Asia, Shijiema rides an animal, and he uses it very effectively. Like last time, I wonder why Domon is so worried about a standard Gundam Fight opponent. The kids-cheering-for-Domon is taken to a new level here, and it's very lame. What's with this dorky kid Chan wanting to pilot a Gundam? I do like the comment Domon makes about it being dangerous for kids to pilot Gundams. If only some people in other universes knew that. Also, why did Shijiema try to kill Domon on the street? Was he sent by someone, or was he doing it for his own gain? It doesn't really matter, since in the end Domon beat him with his new trademark Bakunetsu God Finger.

 

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