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Episode 42: Assault of the Four Heavenly Kings!
Soaring Gundam Heaven's Sword

 

Review by Chris Guanche

October 20, 2001

 

Summary

 

Michelo's Neros Gundam transforms into the Gundam Heaven's Sword and attacks Domon. In the hospital, Dr. Mikamura is surprised that Kyoji is still cognizant. He grabs a scalpel and asks Kyoji if he is going to keep interfering with him. He says the one who knows the truth about the Devil Gundam must die, and he tries to stab Kyoji. Kyoji holds him back, and Rain comes out of her hiding place and asks what is going on. Michelo uses new moves like the Heaven's Tornado and Wind Fire to push back the God Gundam. Master Asia says that if Domon can't beat Michelo, he can't fight him. Kyoji explains to Rain the truth about the Devil Gundam. When his father had built it as the Ultimate Gundam, Urube and Dr. Mikamura came to seize it as their own. When Kyoji tried to steal it and get away from them, his mother was killed trying to protect him. Rain can't believe that her father would do such a thing, but he tells her it's all true. He says that he was jealous of Professor Kasshu's accomplishments, and he didn't like him criticizing the Shining Gundam he was building. When he saw the Ultimate Gundam, his jealousy turned to hatred, and he betrayed the Kasshu family to Urube. Rain also sees that he used her and Domon so that he could get the Devil Gundam. Dr. Mikamura says he wanted the power of the Ultimate Gundam to himself, and Kyoji says no one should have it. Kyoji tells Rain that he needs her help so that he can get to where Domon is. Domon continues to defend against Michelo's powerful attacks and cannot fight back. Rain sticks two electrical probes into Kyoji, and the electrical shock causes his DG cells to regenerate. Domon uses the Bakunetsu God Finger, and he is shocked to see Michelo dodge it. Michelo swoops in for a critical attack.

 

As Michelo swoops in, the ground shakes and covers the God Gundam, which deflects the attack. Domon sees that it was the Bolt Gundam's Zakaretsu Gaia Crusher. Argo and Sai Saici declare that it's their duty as part of the Shuffle Alliance to help Domon. Michelo attacks Argo, and Sai Saici pierces Michelo's wings with the Dragon Gundam's feilong flags. Elsewhere, Nastasha is rescued from the water by the boat belonging to Han, Hoy and Ming. Coincidentally, the members of all the other Gundam crews are there as well. Janet pulls up an image from Lantau Island that shows Argo, Sai Saici and Domon fighting with Michelo. Back on the island, they begin their attack on Michelo. As Argo and Sai Saici distract Michelo, Domon uses the Bakunetsu God Finger again. The attack hits the target this time, but Michelo absorbs the energy from the God Finger and uses it to launch a powerful wind attack that knocks everyone down. At the hospital, Rain carries Kyoji onto the roof and asks him if he is all right. He says he must help Domon, and he calls the Gundam Spiegel and leaves. Rain decides she must tell Domon the truth about what is going on and calls on the Rising Gundam. Back on Lantau Island, Domon and friends continue to fight with Michelo. They use a Triple Gaia Crusher to create a passage through the mountain. Domon flies through the passage, but Argo and Sai Saici stay behind. Sai Saici jumps into the air and goes into Hyper Mode, which allows him to use his Shin Ryuusei Kochouken attack. He grapples onto the Gundam Heaven's Sword and begins a nose dive. Argo activates his Hyper Mode and uses his Graviton Hammer to grab hold of the Gundam Heaven's Sword. As it slams into the ground, Sai Saici drives a spear into its head. The Gundam Heaven's Sword explodes and destroys the other two Gundams as well. Domon sees their sacrifice and vows to defeat Master Asia. Master Asia sends Chapman to attack Domon with the John Bull Gundam. He says that if Domon survives the fight, he will be the next opponent.

 

Commentary

 

Here we finally learn the real truth about the Devil/Ultimate Gundam. What we saw in episode 6 was a simulation, and the facts were altered by Urube and Dr. Mikamura since they were covering up their involvement. Kyoji is in fact not evil, and he never was. Dr. Mikamura the nice guy, Rain's father, was actually the bad guy. That's certainly true enough in life, as evil takes many forms and is never what you expect it to be. Rain found that out the hard way unfortunately. Michelo appears again with his Gundam Heaven's Sword, which seems to have finally met his match. The massive explosion at the end seems to kill Sai Saici and Argo, but that's not exactly conclusive. If this were a Tomino series I'd accept their deaths, but I'm not sure here. Perhaps Imagawa has a surprise up his sleeve.

 

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