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Episode 3: Missing Link

 

Review by Joel Jankiewicz

December 24, 2005

 

Summary

 

Freeman talks about how a “White Knight” once fought for the human race against Radam, but now can no longer fight for them. There's quick glimpses of the crucial moment when Blade and Evil strike each other for the last time, Freeman places his hand on a book labeled “Earth Tessystem Project”, and goes on to say that now they have to carry on the battle against Radam. An operation is performed to remove a Radam Mind Parasite from a Primary Body Tekkaman, and it jumps at a doctor, but is killed by a laser tool. Two years later, Aki is making love to D-Boy in her bedroom, but is begging him to do something, as he just lays in bed starring. She later smashes a mirror with her hands and laughs, realizing he’s still in his mentally challenged state. Later, Freeman and a personal friend of his are inspecting a Radam Pod, and Freeman is still baffled by it, and starts to consider it almost like demonic technology. But his friend tells him that technology is technology, and she goes on to say that it if he thinks that way, he make consider a person just that, regardless of who they are. Later, the Earth Military issues an alert, with Noal now high up in the ranks. An officer informs him that a Faylumian signal going past Jupiter. Noal realizes that Radam has once again returned to Earth’s solar system. The Earth Military sends ships and new Sol Tekkaman armor to stop them, but they’re quickly beaten. On Earth, D-Boy is having a reaction to Radam’s return, but it may also endanger him and damage his mind further, and turn him into a savage.

 

Later on, Freeman decides he’ll enter the captured Radam Pod to become a Tekkaman, but Aki stops him by pointing a gun at him. She says she’ll take the responsibility, and not Freeman nor his friend can stop her. We see Aki as the “Red Tekkaman,” and defeats Radam in a battle. She later tries to see D-Boy, but he rejects her and cries on Milly. Aki is in shock, and disappears for a short time. She later runs into a teenager, and feels she can relate to him. After the initial Primary Body uprising, a horde head toward an Earth Military base. Aki as the Red-Tekkaman stops them, but kills the teenager she met before as a result since he joined the rebellion. Later, Something has occurred within D-Boy, and has somehow become Tekkaman-Blade again. But as a result, his powers seem to be unstable, and he has created a massive tornado on Earth. The Earth Military gets the go ahead to kill Blade, and Noal is sent in a Sol Tekkaman armor, but doesn’t like the idea of having to fight him. However, his life is cut short because as soon as he approaches the tornado, he breaks up and turns into nothing. The woman who Freeman knows slaps Aki, and asks her if she’ll run away from this problem that Blade has caused. Aki as the Red Tekkaman takes a rebuilt Pegas (known as Pegasus), to go after Blade, and says she’ll stop him, even if she may have to kill him. Aki fights with Blade, and when she injures him, he suddenly comes back to his senses almost. Later, D-Boy and Aki are together and he asks her if she believes in a person’s power.

 

Commentary

 

And this is it, the final special that fills the gap between the first and second series. But at the same time, of the three specials, it’s probably the most confusing. The entire special runs as if it’s one large clip show or preview, showing ONLY some of the events, and skipping on ahead to others. The result makes it feel some what inconsistent, but at least it doesn’t flop completely. As a result of this being a special, it’s NOT the official sequel to the first series, as that’s where Tekkaman Blade II comes in. Some of the reasons being that the events don’t tie in completely, such as Noal’s death, to Blade going berserk on Earth. But the events that do seem to tie the series together is that we know D-Boy as Blade eventually returns, Aki takes responsibility and becomes the Red Tekkaman. We see Radam’s return, the Primary Body uprising, to quick glimpses of what the other cast members have been doing, to Pegas being rebuilt as Pegasus for Aki’s use. It’s a shame things were jumbled the way they were, but I guess we can’t really complain too much. The thing I don’t understand is why would Aki make love to D-Boy when he’s still mentally challenged, I just don’t get it, and perhaps it’s best we don’t. But then again as the saying goes “Love can make you do crazy things,” I think that was an example. Other characters we see here also show up in Tekkaman Blade II, such as the would be new general of the Earth Military, and his daughter Natasha. With this, the last special, we can now look at these events, link them, and move onto Tekkaman Blade II.

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