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Episode 36: A Knight's Pride! Gundam Rose Stolen

 

Review by Chris Guanche

August 5, 2001

 

Summary

 

George meets with Domon to offer his regards before their fight the next day. He unleashes a spiral of roses around Domon and says it is the new Roses Hurricane technique he developed in the Guiana Highlands. Domon realizes that the roses can move around in many directions and attack him at once. George goes to Neo France's headquarters to speak with the King and ignores Maria. The King says he wants George to not fight against the God Gundam because it will damage the Gundam Rose before the Battle Royale begins. George says he wants to fight, but the King forbids it. He says that George has already qualified for the Battle Royale, so throwing this Fight won't make a difference. George is furious and storms out of the room. Maria tries to speak to her father, but he refuses to change his mind. Domon practices with Allenby to fight off George's new move. The next day, everyone gathers at Queen's Road East for the match. Wong tells Master Asia that this time he wants to see the fight and ordered Michelo not to interrupt. However, the Gundam Rose is nowhere to be seen. George tries to go out in it, but soldiers stop him. Raymond tries to help, and the soldiers knock him down. The King says if George continues he will take away his status as a Gundam Fighter and charge him with treason. As Domon waits, it is announced that the Gundam Rose is forfeiting the match. Wong is dissapointed, and Master Asia wonders what will happen next. George wanders around the street and bumps into some punks. They attack him, and he beats them up. He returns to the hangar and thinks about how cowardly it was to not fight Domon. He decides to steal the Gundam Rose and breaks out of the hangar.

 

Maria and Raymond go to the boat and ask Domon to help them look for George. He says that won't be necessary and goes outside. He tells George to come out, and the Gundam Rose rises from the water. George challenges Domon to a personal fight, and Maria tells him to return the Gundam Rose. George says that in the past he's fought for her, his family, and his country, but this time he's fighting for himself. He says he will wait for Domon at dawn on a hill and leaves. Schwarz asks Domon what he will do, now that George has given up everything and shown his pure heart. Wong receives a phone call that the Gundam Rose has been stolen, and he tells Master Asia. At dawn, Domon meets George on the hill, and their fight begins. The King rushes to the scene with mobile suits, but Allenby disables them with the Nobell Gundam and blocks the path. The King runs up the hill and tells George to stop. George refuses and performs the Roses Hurricane to finish the match. Domon is surrounded by a cyclone of energy and is unable to escape. He starts destroying the bits with his beam saber, and George says he can't escape the cyclone of energy. He kneels and starts spinning rapidly to perform the new God Slash Typhoon and destroy all the bits. The energy from the move knocks the Gundam Rose down. George hasn't given up yet and attacks Domon again. Domon damages the Gundam Rose and knocks it down again. George refuses to surrender and goes into his own Hyper Mode. Domon performs the Bakunetsu God Finger and beats him. George is ready to face punishment, but the King says that won't happen because he showed a true fighter's spirit. George tells Domon he will now help him destroy the Devil Gundam. Schwarz watches, and so do Master Asia and Wong from nearby. Master Asia says the fights between the Shuffle Alliance have not had the negative effects they were hoping for. Wong decides that Domon's next opponent will be Sai Saici. He thinks that match will be very interesting, but Master Asia believes this fight was the best.

 

Commentary

 

Another standard Gundam Fight episode. This set of episodes is very predictable. Domon has to fight all his friends from the Shuffle Alliance, and in their desire to beat him, they all develop their own Hyper Modes. After he beats them, they decide to help him fight the Devil Gundam again. I imagine that once he's fought everyone, they will all use their Hyper Modes like a super sentai team and fight the Devil Gundam. This is most definitely the case, so the next few episodes will probably be just as predictable. Also, it seems like Domon magically develops a new move every episode to defeat the new move his opponent makes. I should also note something strange in Wong's apartment. Exactly WHY does Wong have a big stuffed teddy bear on his bed? Does he like teddy bears, or is it something else entirely? The world will never know...

 

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