3/20/1998 The Night The Earth Stood
(As told by Oni-chan and Catsy)
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Together, allegiance or death- Big Fire!
"The Shattered Illusion
of the Beautiful Night"
The final episode is a full hour long, but it only seemed like
twenty minutes (It's just too good! You want to see so much more
after it's done!!).
starts off with Ginrei beginning to teleport the entire Ryuzanpaku
base to St. Abey while Chief Chujo powers up for his attack on
the Eye of Vogler. Just as he's about to pound the sphere, Ginrei's
voice can be heard telling him not to do it. He pulls his punch
(while still causing an incredible amount of damage) and is teleported
away by Ginrei, and then Ryuzanpaku appears in the sky and slowly
descends to the earth between the Eye and St. Abey.
In Big Fire HQ, Komei watches from the globe room (the same from
episode 6, I think) with the Magnificent Ten members he captured
in the last episode glued to the ceiling by Achilles, the black
panther (yep, Jujoji's still alive too). Komei then lets Hanzui
free to watch and experience his triumph with him.
Back at the place where the Ryuzanpaku HeadQuarters used to be,
we see that Red Mask and the ninja-like Magnificent Ten Member
with only one eye (Kido the Direct), got away from the teleportation
in time..... but the Fabulous Fitzkarald wasn't so lucky. He
was partially teleported into a big rock. Red Mask stabs him
with a shuriken saying that he's no good to BF anymore and begins
to walk away when Fitz raises his hand for a final "snap".
He clicks his fingers but Red Mask reflects the attack and it
returns to slice Fitz up into hundreds of pieces. Then the two
remaining Magnificent Ten members take their leave.
A member of the Mag. Ten dies
a humiliating death.
High above St Abey, Ginrei thanks Daisaku for all his help and
tells him that she will go and find out for herself if her father
was truly evil (like everybody thinks). Then she kisses him on
the forehead and teleports into the Eye (with a curious pink
trail of atoms behind her).
Everything then lands and Robo is
hooked up to a bunch of huge pipes and wires (they look like
they are strapping him down). The entire Interpol Team Ryuzanpaku
branch then gets ready for the final battle, but Daisaku refuses
to fight saying that everybody is just giving
up on Ginrei because she brought the Shizuma drive sample into
the sphere. Then Koshin (the Expert of Justice in the armor that
looks like Ko-Enshaku's) slaps Daisaku (the best scene in the
show^_^) and tells him that he doesn't know what pain is as Kenji
Murasame is the one suffering most of all because of his power
of immortality that will keep him and Ginrei always apart.
Inside the Eye, Ginrei walks along holding the wall while her
legs fade in and out of existance. The terrible reaction to a
mass teleportation. She finally reaches the very center of the
Eye when a bunch of pink atoms rematerialize into Murasame. He
shoots his gun into an invisible forcefield
to keep Gienrei away from it (it's highly charged). He explains
that the field is part of the Eye's main system and then he pushes
himself into it to try and reduce its strength. He tells her
that they are on opposite sides as always while she tries to
reach his hand (burnt to a cinder while it pushes out the other
side of the field). They both realize that Ginrei will die soon
and he says that hopefully he can die for good someday so that
they could be together forever. Then the Eye shakes and he gets
totally burnt to ashes by the field. Ginrei cries.
now on top of the Eye, begins to move the giant orb again. St
Abey goes on red alert. Genya then powers up the
two samples and causes a lot of destruction and a lot of broken
Shizumas. He moves the sphere slowly toward St Abey while Daisaku
watches from a distance. The sphere moves slowly over GR. While
back at Big Fire HQ, Hanzui yells at Komei telling him that the
plan cannot possibly be benificial to BF, but then Komei shows
him Big Fire (himself) again, to show the support that he has.
As the Eye moves into the dust and explosions that was St Abey,
stops. We then see Go-sensei on top of the biggest building of
St Abey with the three Gen Brothers using a rythmic drum beat
to control the Shizumas in the last standing building and form
Genya then realizes that it's Go in St Abey and begins to blame
him for Famelle's defection to the Experts of Justice.
He then pushes the Eye once more, breaking the barrier, but is
once again mysteriously stopped. This time by Robo's hand. Daisaku
decides that he can no longer simply sit idly by as he orders
Robo to "Defeat the Eye of Vogler!" Robo then powers
up his engines and pushes the Eye a fair distance away (it is
then clear that the cables were powering him up, not restraining
him). When Robo's cables snap, Go-sensei switches the remaining
power to a broadcast mode which continues to feed GR.
Then Genya opens up the Eye beginning to unleash the same power
seen in Paris and Shanghai. Robo is hurt. The left side of his
face is melted and his eye is blown out.
Daisaku then gathers up all of his courage
and picks up a single (unstable) Shizuma drive lying nearby and
puts it into a go-cart type vehicle. He then races to be at Robo's
side. The remaining Ryuzanpaku defenders (Koshin, the Brothers Gen, and the Bow and Arrow guy, among
the others) rush to Daisaku's side to protect him from the Keppuren
foot soldiers (who attacked the base in episode 6) who were transported
to St Abey too. This battle was one of the coolest fights I have
ever seen (animated or not!!) It's so fast and violent it will
blow your mind!!
Daisaku gets closer to his robot friend the Drive in his cart
finally blows up and he begins the final part of his journey
on foot, just as one final Keppuren steps in his way ready to
slice him in half. But, at the last second, a heavily bandaged
Tetsegyu (who was recovering in Ryuzanpaku when it teleported)
kills the straw-hatted BF agent and gives a thumbs up for Daisaku
to run to Robo. He does and with the ghosts of Yoshi, Taiso,
and his father he jumps into what was once Robo's eye and straps
himself in with a bunch of loose wires.
then gets up and begins to push one of the giant, hovering metal
slabs surrounding the Eye to somehow stop it. The power of the
Eye begins to slowly envelope them as it looks like even Robo
failed...... but then, it happened! The ice on Robo's shoulder
explodes and Alberto the Impactor jumps out and onto Robo's arm.
His mechanical eye piece is damaged and he's pissed! He explains
how he found out about Genya and how Genya then tried to eliminate
him. After he was shot he fell into the snow near Robo (in the
Himalayas) where he formed the ice cocoon and regained his strength
hoping for a second shot at the green haired punk. He then starts
to drain the power of the Eye with his bare hands.
Back in BF HQ with St Abey on the huge screen, Hanzui gets pissed
at Komei as the rest of the captured Magnificent Ten begin to
wake up and listen in. Komei is a little mad at these turn in
events, but an amused smile quickly appears on his face.
Soon, though, the Eye's power appears to be too much for Alberto.
He begins to crumble away as he whispers that Taiso better get
ready for another fight. Alberto then dies. Hanzui shudders as
his best friend desintegrates.
he died, the Impactor managed to drain all of the Eye's energy.
Daisaku and Robo take advantage of this and attack with everything
Robo has!! Missiles, bullets, and finally one of Robo's giant
engines on his back turns into a huge missile and rockets towards
the Eye blowing off its top half! The Experts cheer.
the Eye (where Genya retreated when the Sphere was about to go
nova), Genya is a broken man. He realises that he cannot finish
what his father wanted him to do. Just then, we see Ginrei appear
through an access hatch that appears to be only big enough for
her head and shoulders to get through. She's in shock at what
he's doing, but he doesn't hear her, he only sees the sample
in her hands. He runs to her and starts fighting her for it (she
not wanting to give it too him after all he's just done). He
then lifts it up, with her still grabbing on, and we see that
everything below her upper torso does not exist anymore. He drops
both of them and Ginrei cries that this could not possibly be
what their father wanted them to do. She raises the sample to
smash it, Genya crying "NO!" when a gunshot rings out.
Ginrei falls dead at his feet, the sample clinking to the ground.
Genya stands over her with a smoking gun in his hands (the same
one from episode 5 that he took from her).
He then goes crazy. He picks up the
sample laughing hysterically to himself that she was a horrible
person all along as he finally plugs in the final sample with
the other two. He says he will join her soon enough, as will
the world who praised Shizuma. The Samples then activate.
Eye comes back to life surprising all those at St Abey, and a
ring of its power surrounds the world. All hope seems to be lost
when all the reamining Shizumas begin reacting strangly to this
new power. But then the true reason behind the Eye and the 3
samples emerges..... The Eye of Vogler changes all of the nuclei
in the world's remaining drives into three seperate nuclei in
a triangle form.
Genya is totally mad now, not knowing what the hell was going
on, until a hollographic image of his father appears before him.
Franken VonVogler reveals to his son
that ten years ago in Bashtarlle, the explosion showed him that
the drives were not perfect, and that the final 2% was a major
oversight indeed, just that it couldn't be proven in the lab
tests. The drives in use reach the end of their life expectancy
after ten years of use and then they react in a very disturbing
manner. Eventually the reaction from the drives would cause all
the oxygen in the world to be destroyed. What VonVogler was working
on so desperately in their self imposed exile was a triumverate
of samples that when combined would turn the dangerous drives
into the safe kind, as was what just happened.
knew that he would be blamed for Bastarlle, but he accepted that
because he knew that the "good" scientist Shizuma needed
to continue his own research which would have been impossible
if he took the blame. VonVogler's final words of "Stop Shizuma"
to his son were meant to get him to stop the drives, not the
man. Just before fading away he explained that he did all this
so that he and Famelle could live on in this world.
Genya's world is completely shattered. Everything he did in life
was a mistake. He kneels on the floor, cradling his sister's
head just as Robo and Daidaku (still in the hole in his face)
break into the center of the Eye. Genya looks up to see Daisaku's
horrified expression just as Ginrei's body totally fades out
of existance and her earings clatter to the floor.
Genya then asks the boy if a legacy from a father is always a
terrible thing. Just then the Eye self destructs (Genya set the
timer earlier) and the Giant Sphere disappears in a red explosion
but Genya had safely teleported it into space at the last moment.
Robo and Daisaku remained at St. Abey, and Daisaku looks at his
hand, holding one of Ginrei's earings, and tears well in his
at BF HQ, Hanzui, after seeing how Komei was toying with them,
attacks him and Ko-Enshaku who is still acting like his guard.
Ko-Enshaku keeps him at bay, but then the other Magnificent Ten
beat Achilles and surround Komei and the Samurai. Hanzui then
rushes up to Big Fire himself and rips off what was his disguise
to reveal a stunned Sunny the Magician (Alberto's daughter),
who Komei used to impersonate their leader. Komei laughs out
loud and says that this was simply a part of "Operation
Giant Robo" which Big Fire must complete. "The Countdown
has begun". The others choose not to punish one of their
The remaining Experts at St Abey
watch the sun come up on the first new day of the rest of their
in a secluded part of the world, in a very dark place, we see
a giant structure. Inside, a strange metallic pod opens up and
the real Big Fire emerges from his sleep.
"Neow. Now go back and finish the
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