Season 3, Episode 13 (Finale). Preceded by Punishment
, followed by Shadow Of A Bender
The episode begins, well, the climax
. Avatar is staring at a giant robotic snake
in the burning remmnants of the Story Gate
which is constricting around his friends.
He attempts to hit it with a cobble-together Death Ray
, but it blocks it with a wing
. Its body then opens to reveal more missiles than should be possible
. Avatar begins to run, but they easily follow him
and bombard him. Having turned almost black
, he painfully turns his face to the snake, which is now looming omniously above him.
Avatar: Why are you doing this, Leliel!?
We then see the snake's mouth opening, revealing a charging Wave Motion Gun
The cannon glows with bizarre hieroglyphics
as it finishes charging, and it shoots a gargantuan black beam straight at Avatar...
And then it goes to the opening credits
The actual episode begins with another message from Udite, saying that on the heroes' next mission, they should "Beware of the man who sees with wings
, as he is wise in Things Man Was Not Meant to Know
". Nerdly observes that he didn't direct them towards anything, meaning their next mission will "come to them". Avatar and Sue take this to heart
, and decide to build up the bases' defenses.
Meanwhile, Naked Boss is embroiled in a practice fight with one of Dr. Myro's Kaiju
...and is soundly defeated
. After crawling out from the wreckage of the Plastic Gear, he confronts a disappointed Dr. Myro.
: I don't get it. That T-rodon
was only combine with DNA from Will Smith
! I mean, he's a Bad Ass
and all, but surely the Plastic Gear would have been up to the challenge...
Naked Boss: We've encountered cargo ships with a harder hull then a space shuttle!
Dr. Myro: Don't worry...I'm sure all you need is a good power source...
: *face lights up*
I just got an idea...Wait here. I've heard of someone over at TVTW that specializes
in this kind of thing!
He runs off.
After a bit of watching the antics of the heroes trying to put the base's defenses together, and philosophising on what it is to wait for something that you don't know the face of
(and seeing Krystal as a Wrench Wench
) we then cut to Naked Boss emerging in a Lost Woods
-type area. After the unnatural silence of the area begins too freak him out
, a group of Nightgaunts
(yes, from HP Lovecraft
) begin to fly at him from every conceivable direction
, and even a few that aren't
. After complaining about this later fact
, he gets ready to fight...only for Leliel to call them off
. He complains about this as well
, and then follows the Nightgaunts to Leliel's Evil Tower of Ominousness
Once inside, Naked Boss (and the viewers) see Leliel's full form for the first time
and see that, yes, he has eyes on his wings
. After lampshading the fact that the whole "sees with wings" thing was a bit literal (not knowing about the message-he just points out it's a common descriptor), he invites Naked Boss to his parlor, where he's made some Turkish Delight
, and then guesses why Naked Boss came to him:
: It's called the Plastic Gear (don't laugh, I didn't name it
). I heard that you're quite the expert on how to graft weapons on to robots.
Leliel: Oh please, you're more intelligent than that. Anyway, the Eye is an extradimensional artifact I use to power my own mecha, the Mictlan. You see, I am quite the Technomancer-
He then goes to his desk and pulls out a black crystal, shaped like an eye.
Naked Boss: It looks like a carved piece of onyx to me.
Leliel: Oh all right-my price is not one of material worth, but of a favor.
Naked Boss: The catch being...?
Leliel: It's not really a catch, just something you would have done anyway: After getting the Eye, I want you to raise havoc.
Naked Boss: The point being...?
Naked Boss: Do I keep the Eye?
Leliel: Since it exists in multiple places at once (and thus, I have spares), even if you fail.
Naked Boss: Done!
Naked Boss gets up to leave after getting the Eye, but then he catches a glimpse of Leliel's computer screen.
Naked Boss: "Hey, what's that?"
Leliel: *blocks view with wing* "You have what you came for, now leave.
Naked Boss: *shoves his way past* "Let's see here...scroll to title..."
: "'An Ode To Metamorphosis
. *reads for a second, then begins to smirk* "Hm...Hmhmhm...HOHOHO!
: "(snigger)...You have...(snigger)...a membership...(snigger)...in a system directory...(snigger)...to a bunch of Transformation Comics
Leliel: (quietly) "...it's better than being called "Naked Boss"...
Leliel: "P-please, can we stop that now? It's embarrassing..."
Naked Boss: "Hey...It's not the *snerk* furry sites, it's the fact that you don't fit the stereotype. It's funny 'cause it's ironic! Peace!" *begins to leave*
Leliel: "...At least I had the "adult content" filter on..."
Leliel: ...You do realize the Nightgaunts are on standing orders to attack at my command?"
Still chuckling, Naked Boss goes to the portal, twirling the Eye in his hands.
We then cut back to Leliel, who has opened up an Internet video showing the Vampbenders finishing off a defensive cannon
, as he muses to himself.
He gets up, then gives a wry smile.
He then leaves the room, looking dejected.
We then cut to a Training Montage
of the Plastic Gear one-shotting Dr. Myro's T-rodons, as the man himself looks more and more impressed. After we're done with that, he walks up to Naked Boss.
Naked Boss: Hey, I have you to thank-were it not for you, I would have never gotten the idea to ask Leliel's help.
: Leliel is one of the major contributers to the Science-Related Memetic Disorder
. He's the author of a number of editorials, where he has been repeatedly lauded for his unique perspective-namely, non-megalomaniac. About two months ago, he started to make claims that his Neo-Evolution
plan had finally started-he has a notorious tendency to get distracted
and forget about his projects until a couple weeks later, at least-but now, he seems to be focusing on it-though of course I don't know if he's actually making progress-he just says he is.
Naked Boss: Really? What's he planning on doing?
Naked Boss: "What?"
Naked Boss:*thinks for a moment, then winces* "Ouch...Well, I'll keep that in mind."
Naked Boss then leaves, ready to pay off his debt to Leliel.
We then cut to a scene of the Vampbenders relaxing
after completing the defenses, when sirens start blaring. Not at all surprised by this
, the team turns on the Computer Voice
on the base's defense system
, leading to this dialogue.
Nerdly: Well, this is strange.
: No, I mean isn't it strange that we get a message from Udite
that implies that we will be facing the enemy here
, rather than somewhere that isn't anywhere close to us on the Gate Network
: Never mind that
, the portal looks like it opened directly next to a city!
Solo: On it!
Krystal: I'll stay.
Avatar: OK. Nerdly, Sue, come with me.
They leave, and then come to a city that suspiciously looks like Tokyo (oddly enough)
, at which point the camera cuts to the sky, with the Plastic Gear hovering above.
Finally, the day of the soldier is upon us! The Dark Council will rule, and the truth that is violence will be shown to all who oppose us! Nothing Can Stop Us Now
The Plastic Gear then suddenly dodges a large blast of energy.
: Well, guess your train to Hell isn't running on Amtrak
, Naked Boss.
Sue: Er, when did we meet him?
He then charges up a shot of his Death Ray
As the group gets ready to battle, it cuts back to a smiling
Leliel observing them through the computer.
'Leliel: Mictlan. Prepare a course for the Vampbender Control Center.
(To be continued)