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Episode 8: A Princess, a Cake and the Winged Knight

 

Review by Chris Guanche

September 12, 2003

 

Summary

 

Zero has a flashback and remembers when the Dark Axis destroyed Lacroa and turned his princess to stone. He remembers the princess telling him never to give up because he is Lacroa's only hope. At a nearby castle, Shute is taken on a tour of a massive cake that Sayla is designing. Shute is amazed by the giant birthday cake that Sayla is making, and he tells her she's going a great job. At the Trans-Dimensional Gate, Captain tells Bakunetsumaru to relax. Bakunetsumaru objects and says he has to get back to Ark. Bakunetsumaru yells at Bell for sleeping, and Bell says when people demand things of him he loses interest. Elsewhere, the Zakrello Gate opens and Destroyer emerges with his Gallop. He opens the Gallop to pull out his weapons and finds two Zakos inside cleaning it. He's angry because none of his weapons are in there, and he knocks them into the sky to look for weapons. At the cake factory, Shute meets Margaret's butler, a GM named Leonardo. Leonardo tells Shute that Margaret will be happy when she sees the cake. The Zakos sneak into the factory, and Shute spots them. They pull out a control horn and put it on the cake equipment's AI, making it evil. The robotic hands go crazy, and the GM workers abandon the factory. Shute is happy that Zero has arrived, but Zero says he came only to protect Sayla. Zero is about to pull out his sword, but Destroyer slams into him and knocks him against the cake. Zero prepares to fight and is shocked to see Destroyer holding his buster sword. The Zakos then give Destroyer candles and other accessories to use as weapons. Zero wonders what he will do without his buster sword.

 

Shute tries to call Captain on his cel phone, but he can't get a signal out. Zero tells him they can't rely on anyone else in this situation. Shute begins to climb the cake to rescue Sayla while Zero fights Destroyer with an egg beater. Destroyer tells the Zakos to deal with Shute, and they deploy BaguBagus to chase Shute. Zero sees that Shute is in danger because without the buster sword he can't cast any protection spells. Shute panics when he sees Sayla has turned to stone. Zero stops and remembers when the princess turned to stone, and he thinks he has failed again. Sayla coughs, and Shute sees that she was just covered in flour. Destroyer fires missiles at Sayla, but Zero catches them. The missiles blast him through the roof, and the crashes into the ground. Destroyer attacks Zero with the buster sword, and Zero tries to block with his shield. Shute climbs up to the ceiling to call Captain, and Captain appears along with Bakunetsumaru. Captain activates his soul drive and uses the Captain Punch to knock Destroyer down. Bakunetsumaru then uses a special attack to destroy the BaguBagus, and Captain gives Zero his buster sword back. Destroyer has his Gallop fire all sorts of weapons, but Zero uses a special attack to defeat him and destroy the control horn. The cake robot then tosses them into the air and through the Zakrello Gate. Zero then thanks Captain and Bakunetsumaru for their help. Margaret enters the bakery for a tour and sees it is a mess. She sees stone happy birthday frosting and thanks everyone for making the cake. Zero takes Sayla's small cake to deliver it, and Shute yells at him because he wants it. On the Zako Zako Hour, the two Zakos from the bakery take control of the show and discuss Tallgeese's invasion of Lacroa, along with information about BaguBagus and Destroyer's Gallop.

 

Commentary

 

Well, there's no new characters this time around, but we see Sayla and Margaret again. As before, Sayla is incredibly ditzy and totally unaware of anything that's going on. She's a disgrace to her namesake. Why couldn't they name her Sally or something? As expected, Destroyer appears this time and has a pointless plan to cause some destruction. However, all he gets to do is destroy a cake. This episode also shifts the focus more to Zero, and we see that without his buster sword he can't really do much. He's lucky that Captain and Bakunetsumaru came to rescue him. It also seems that the Zako Zako Hour is becoming a regular feature.

 

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