Ideon Ep. 26: Deadly Fight – Fear of Gel


Cosmo has a dream of wandering to a lake, which immediately evaporates. The ground around him quakes and a bolt of lightning strikes his knife, electrocuting him. The ground completely collapses around him. Cosmo flies through space. In reality, Lotta and Deck watch the sleeping Cosmo, hoping that he’ll be alright. Daram complains about the Gerowa Zan they’ve been given from Harulu. Gije is confident in the power of the Anti Giant God mecha Galbo Jick. Daram thinks Harulu’s expectations of him are too high. Back on the Solo Ship, Cosmo awakes. Bes and the others come to see him and find him crying over Kitten’s death. Cosmo tries to get out of bed but is still very hurt. Kasha says its degrading for a boy to cry in public. Cosmo argues with everyone and gets up and heads to the bridge despite his wounds. Bes and Hatari tell Cosmo that they’re heading to Earth to get more supplies. Sheryl is happy that she’ll finally be able to investigate the Ide there. Cosmo doesn’t want to leave Kyaral before avenging Kitten’s death. Suddenly an alarm goes of, alerting everyone of the approaching Buff Clan. Lou chases a frog onto the bridge. Cosmo and Bes don’t want to lure the Buff Clan to Earth and decide to depart from Null Space. The Gerowa Zan does the same and Gije heads out on the Galbo Jick, which is comprised of three separate units. Cosmo wants to head out despite Bes’s objections that he’s too hurt to fight. Cosmo joins Deck in the Ideon cockpit. Cosmo has trouble seeing properly and tells Deck to keep it a secret from everyone. The three Ideon units head out and transform. Bes tells Cosmo to dock but the Ideo-Delta is immediately struck by the enemy.

The Ideo-Delta goes out of control after being struck by the Buff Clan’s attack. The Galbo Jick and Ideon units trade fire with one another. The Ideo-Delta scores a direct hit but doesn’t damage it. The Ideon units retreat in order to dock with one another. The Galbo Jick combines as well, forming one large craft. The Galbo Jick tries grabbing ahold of the Ideon. Kasha says they should get as far away from it as possible. The Solo Ship fires upon the Galbo Jick and the Ideon starts punching it soon afterwards. Daram is upset that Gije is testing the Giant God and isn’t using the Galbo Jick to its full potential. The Ideon continues to smash the Galbo Jick. Gije and Daram plan to use the ‘Gel’ on the Giant God, a device that will destroy the pilot’s brain cells. Since the Ide is powered by human consciousness, Daram hopes that will enable them to defeat the Giant God. The Galbo Jick fires at the Ideon with its Gel attack, stunning it. Sheryl realizes that the brain waves of the Ideon’s pilots are being tampered with. The Dorowa Zan fires at the Solo Ship to prevent it from interfering. The Galbo Jick grabs the Ideon and fires upon it. Cosmo has a vision of Kitten and falls from his seat. Finding Deck completely paralyzed, Cosmo makes his way to his seat and on his own destroys one of the Galbo Jick’s transmitters, weakening its Gel attack. The Ideon, now free of the attack punches and kicks the Galbo Jick. Bes tells the Ideon to return to the Solo Ship. The Ideon destroys the lower portion of the Galbo Jick then retreats to the Solo Ship. Bes has the Solo Ship do a short DS Drive to escape. The Gerowa Zan fires a transmitter device just before the Solo Ship enters Null Space. Bes says to set the coordinates for Earth. The Solo Ship departs from Null Space, just outside of the Earth sphere. Everyone looks happily upon the Earth. Bes tells Karala that the Earth is her home now and that he won’t let her return to the Buff Clan. Cosmo is depressed about not being able to avenge Kitten’s death.


Yet another good episode. The episode opens up with a rather odd dream sequence of Cosmo’s, which doesn’t appear to have that much purpose to it. After that though things go pretty well. The dream sequence makes more sense in the movie version when it is combined with a dream of Bes’s which will occur later in the series. Things are pretty depressing for Cosmo, who loses Kitten and isn’t able to do anything about it since the Solo Ship has left Kyaral. This episode has the first appearance of the Galbo Jick, a powerful Buff Clan mecha with a very bizarre television-like appearance. In a series with a lot of strange looking mecha, this one is arguably the strangest. As the series reaches the two-thirds point the Solo Ship finally heads to the Earth, which should lead to some interesting developments.

Overall Rating

Ideon Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Toshifumi Takizawa (movie 2)

Sukehiro Tomita
Ken’ichi Matsuzaki
Yuuji Watanabe
Hiroyasu Yamaura
Arata Koga

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara

Character Designer:
Tomonori Kogawa

Musical Composer:
Koichi Sugiyama

39 episodes; 2 movies

Japan 05.08.1980 – 01.30.1981

Theatrical Release:
Japan 07.10.1982 – 08.10.1982


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