History Recap / Cyborg0091968E2ChallengeOfX

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Aired April 12, 1968

The second episode. Joe dogfights a relentless "Cyborg X" in plane to plane combat. 009 is about to head home, when 003 spots something in the ocean. The pilot announces himself as "Cyborg X", bursts into Gilmore's laboratory, leaves a television screen with a message, and then retreats, but not before fixing some roses that he knocked, leaving 003 to wonder about his {{Backstory}} which gets more interesting when he sees his girlfriend, and reveals to her his "modifications".


* AntiVillain: From the get-go, X appears to be one when he fixes 003's roses.
* BlindedByTheLight: The object that rises from the ocean is a sphere of light that is eventually revealed to be a plane.
* CarFu: Inverted, the car isn't used to attack, but to retreat.
* CombatPragmatist: X
* CompressedHair: X fits his AnimeHair into his helmet.
* DamselInDistress: 003 is kidnapped, while Michi is emotionally traumatized.
* DoubleEntendre: 007's comment when he hears that 009 is taking breakfast to Michi: "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn]], he works fast."
* EvilGenius: Omega
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Omega dies when X decides to blow the bomb up at his base instead.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The Weapon 009 has on his plane works only once per flight.
* JustAMachine: Omega believes X is this.
* LoveInterest: Michi used to Naku's girlfriend.
* ManInTheMachine: X [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe can't leave his ship.]]
* NowItsMyTurn: 009 when he gets behind X in their dogfight.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Michi begs X to take her with him.
* TheXOfY: "Challenge '''''of''''' X"
* StupidSacrifice: Michi leaps in front of 009, who is ImmuneToBullets.
* TogetherInDeath: X sacrifices himself to blow up the bomb, after taking Michi's body off with him. In the end, it is stated that in Heaven, there are no humans or cyborgs but just pure souls. 009 and 003 toss a bouquet of flowers at the explosion site, in memory of the two.
* TrackingChip: 009 manages to land one on X's ship.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Most of this episode is spoiled by the preview at the end of the first episode.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Michi and Naku were for each other.

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