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Episode 39: Metamorphosis

 

Review by Joel Jankiewicz

 

August 7, 2005

 

Evil swings down his weapon, but mostly hurts Blade around the side of his stomach. Blade breaks free and flies through the ceiling out into the Alaskan environment, but Evil follows him. Evil suddenly blurs and reappears right in front of Blade and kicks him. As Blade flies back, Evil suddenly appears behind him and kicks him into the ground below. Freeman and the crew (minus Noal and Balzak) watch the battle from a video camera, and wonder why Evil has gotten stronger. Milly notes that Evil’s energy levels have increased, but Freeman notes that Evil hasn’t evolved to become stronger like Blade has, and notes that Evil was training instead. Blade tries to fight back, but ends up getting shoved through several hills and slams into a larger one. Just as Evil goes to attack him again, Noal comes out with his Sol Tekkaman armor and distracts Evil. Balzak in his Sol armor gets to Blade, and helps him away. Noal can’t seem to hit Evil, so he destroys the hill Evil is on, causing it to collapse onto him. Noal finally leaves, just as Evil comes up from the snow to find now one around. Evil is disappointed, saying that the matter was family business. Back at the Alaska base, D-Boy fights off Noal as he tries to restrain him, and demands to know why he was helped. Freeman says the longer he stays as Tekkaman-Blade, the increasing chance that his memory loss will become greater. Aki insists on helping him, but D-Boy once again doesn’t want her to call him by that name. He says he can handle the situation on his own, and walks out of the debriefing room, with Balzak trying to follow him. Noal tries to follow him too, but Freeman holds him back, and says they can only watch the situation develop. On the Orbital Ring, Hun Rii is briefing Omega on the situation with a new and perhaps final spidercrab wave that will descend onto the Earth. Omega asks what the situation is with Blade and Evil, and Hun Rii says that Blade still lives. He wishes to know why she didn’t go with Shinya, and she tells him she wasn’t given the order to do so. Omega gives her the order, and tells her not to dwell into the past. Hun Rii recalls her memories of the man who seems to be Omega, and remembers her relationship with him. Hun Rii says she’ll give her life for him, and then proceeds to the Earth as Tekkaman-Sword. Back at the Alaska Base, D-Boy wants to know why he can’t go out and fight, as Rebin and Honda hold him back from Blue-Earth. Balzak catches up to him and gets him into a conversation somewhere else. D-Boy wants to know he’s always called that name, but Balzak says it’s what everyone knows him as. He tells him to make a wise choice and look at a girl like Aki. He tells him that she’s more than a friend to him, and he should know that. He also says he left a woman behind to fight the war, and asks D-Boy if he’s willing to do the same thing. Balzak finally leaves, letting D-Boy think about it. Outside the base, Evil waits for his brother, but decides to go on the offensive.

 

Evil approaches the base out in the open, alerting the Space Knights to his presence. He calls out to D-Boy, and he answers the call to fight him. As Noal and Balzak head out in their Sol Tekkaman suits, D-Boy heads out in Pegas. Noal and Balzak get to Evil first and try to fight him, but Balzak has his cannons sliced off, and Noal is thrown later onto Balzak, knocking them into the ground below. Pegas finally arrives and Blade comes out to fight, Noal and Balzak notice this and beg for Blade not to fight, but he does anyway. Sword isn’t far behind as she roams Alaska, and heads for the battle. Blade once again starts to get his butt handed to him, and gets knocked into the side of a cliff. Evil picks up Blade’s weapon and walks right up in front of him, with Noal trying to aim at him, but can’t fire since his weapon isn’t working. Evil uses his weapon to hold Blade by the stomach, and splits Blade’s weapon into it’s halves, and pins both his arms. Evil flies up and fires his Vol-Tekkers. The blast hits Blade, and most of his armor melts away, but suddenly stops. He gives off a faint glow, and Evil is baffled at why Blade is still alive. Blade suddenly evolves, and becomes Tekkaman Blaster-Blade. Evil is shocked at what his brother has become, and Blade attacks him. He grabs onto Evil, and won’t let go, even while Evil is trying to use his speed ability to get him off. Evil’s shoved into a cliff, and before he can recover, Blade shoves him again into the cliff. Sword notices this from a distance, and moves quickly towards the fight. Evil asks if what he’s fighting is really his brother, and Blade tells him he is. He opens his Vol-Tekkers, and fires them at Evil. Sword comes in and grabs Evil, and carries him away from the Vol-Tekker blast is it hits a cluster of hills. Sword is shocked at what Blade has turned into, and hurries to notify Omega, while taking Evil with her. Blade wants Evil to come back and fight, but he staggers, and falls unconscious to the ground. Sometime passes by, and D-Boy is in a recovery room in the Alaska base. Milly is next to him as he wakes up, and he notices the flowers she brought. He asks what type they are, then Aki, Noal, and Freeman drop in. D-Boy asks what flowers they are, and Milly tells him they’re Amaryllis Flower, and Aki says they were Miyuki’s favorite flowers. D-Boy is confused, then an image of her appears in his mind, and then he asks Aki how she knows this. Aki says that he told her, then D-Boy remembers what was mentioned to him earlier about his memory. Freeman tells him that whenever he turns into Tekkaman-Blade, his memory loss worsens. Rebin and Honda show up, and mention that the Blue-Earth’s repairs are done. D-Boy asks what the Blue-Earth is, and Noal asks him if he forgot the ship too. D-Boy realizes he has, and when Aki tries to comfort him, he shoves her off, and demands from everyone why the memory loss is happening to him, but they can’t give him any answers. At the Radam base on the moon, Shinya returns in shame, and reports to Omega that his brother has evolved. Omega knows this and says that he’s achieved the most powerful form of a Tekkaman, but because of it’s powers, won’t life for too long. Shinya asks if can be given the power too, but Omega denies him. Shinya demands to have the power to kill his brother, and claims that even if the powers kills Blade, he’ll still win because he couldn’t kill his brother. Omega is angered and tells Shinya that he’s only failed him, and punishes by having the ground engulf him and imprison him in a pod. His crystal floats to the surface, and Hun Rii picks it up. Shinya begs for Hun Rii to release him, but she says that he’s failed Omega too many times, and won’t do it. She simply listens to Shinya’s cries, as he’s left imprisoned.

 

I think D-Boy’s on a bit of a streak when it comes to good luck and bad luck. His Blaster form allows him to surpass any Radam Tekkaman it would seem, but as a result, even though he’s alive, it sounds like he won’t live for too long, as was mentioned by Freeman, and now by Omega. Shinya has screwed up badly, and is now imprisoned. But I doubt he’s out of the picture, after all, he’s D-Boy’s rival. Now we can only wonder how much farther down the rabbit hole D-Boy will go with his memory loss.

 

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