Transformers: Super-God Masterforce Episode 18 Recap – “A Powerful Foe!! Sixknight the Wanderer”

Ever notice how often the titles for these episodes use double exclamation points? I wonder what that’s all about.

This episode begins with some jet fighters patrolling or something over the ocean when a space jet flies in and starts blasting them. And unlike on GI Joe, these pilots aren’t jumping out in parachutes.

Scratch one skystriker.

Scratch one skystriker.

This stone cold killer then transforms into a big flying gun. Not sure why that’d be more useful than a jet, but he destroys the entire squadron.

Hit the jump to see how the rest of this goes down.

Bye bye, USS Flagg.

Bye bye, USS Flagg.

Next, the gun transforms into some sort of boat. Or maybe a hydrofoil. It honestly doesn’t look like much of anything, but it does zip across the ocean and blow up an entire destroyer. It also laughs. So I’m gonna guess it’s a Transformer. Most boats don’t laugh.

It's not great, though.

It’s not great, though.

Meanwhile, Diver is having lunch in Cab’s tree fort. He says it’s pretty nice. It’s only “pretty nice” because the Autobots are obviously very rich, bouncing back and forth between Diver’s research center in California and the Autobot base in Japan. These guys must have frequent flyer miles out the tailpipe.

Oh boy. A show.

Oh boy. A show.

Because Diver complimented Cab on his meal, Cab rewards him with a show. The “show” is that his parrot says “Transform! Head on!” and balances on top of the rolled up armadillo pet. The four of them laugh at this heartily. I’ll admit it would be impressive in real life, but I doubt I’d cough up a lung laughing at it. But these guys face death every day. They work hard and they laugh hard.

Also, where can I get my eyebrows trimmed?

Also, where can I get my eyebrows trimmed?

The dinner is interrupted when Hawk calls them to review the news about the jets and ship that were blown up. Reports indicate it changed into different vehicles and Diver speculates this could be one of the Godmasters they’re looking for. Hawk says it’s a possibility. Aaaand that’s about the extent of their conversation. No plans to investigate or help survivors.

Yeah, I'm sure you have amazing security in your cave.

First, we remove our shirts and oil up.

Meanwhile, at the Decepticon base, Cancer and Bullhorn are having a fight while the Pretenders watch on. Cancer does some fancy martial arts moves and flips, but eventually Bullhorn puts him in a sleeper hold using his brute strength. Gilmer tells them their skills and effort are crap and that he’ll show them how to really fight in a match with Dauros. I like to imagine Dauros was confidently backing him up until he heard his name. “Whoa, wait, what?”

This guy's cocky.

This guy’s cocky.

Cancer interrupts right before Gilmer and Dauros were about to begin a sumo-style wrestling match, pointing to the shadows. Watching them is a new Transformer. They ask how he got in and he says it was pretty easy to sneak in. I’m not surprised. They basically live in a cave with no extra henchmen to watch the door or anything. He introduces himself as Sixknight, a wanderer who passes through the galaxy looking for battles to prove his skills. I get that he’s got the skill to sneak into the base… but how did he even know where it was?

He's a goddamn monster.

He’s a goddamn monster.

By the way, here are Sixknight’s 6 forms. The robot? Eh, good enough. I like the tiger thing. The drill machine and boat look like disasters. The jet does not look flightworthy. The gun looks like a gun with a boat on top.

I roam around around around.

I roam around around around.

Cancer runs to get Lady Mega and tells her about Sixknight. She’s not very interested until she hears that he’s a wanderer. I guess she’s got a hobo fetish.

Open your eyes and you tell me.

Open your eyes and you tell me.

Lord Giga and Lady Mega go to meet Sixknight and Lord Giga puts his best foot forward by confirming that Sixknight is a Transformer. Ugh. Why not ask him if he is made out of metal and is colored blue?

Also, I'm pretty tall.

Also, I’m pretty tall.

Sixknight explains that the Decepticons could probably use someone of his amazing talent. The Decepticons stand around letting him talk, but don’t seem too impressed for some reason. I’d think they’d welcome any potential help since they have been losing so badly lately.

We don't hire super-robots here.

We don’t hire super-robots here.

Sixknight explains that they probably want his skills, because he has mastered Tenchokon power (the power of the heavens, or outer space). Mega and Giga kinda giggle at that and aren’t impressed, explaining to him that they’re interested in Godmasters, which control all three Chokon powers: Earth, humanity and heavens. Even though the Pretenders and the Seacons don’t have such abilities, they send Sixknight on his way. Wow. Giga and Mega must wipe their butts with hundred dollar bills, too.

And you must bring us... a shrubbery.

And you must bring us… a shrubbery.

Blood escorts Sixknight out and says that if he wants to prove his skill around these parts, he needs to defeat a Godmaster and the most powerful Godmaster is Ginrai. Sixknight may have amazing skill, but he is obviously nowhere near as bright as last season’s six-changer, Sixshot, because he falls for Blood’s obvious ploy and claims he will locate and defeat Ginrai to prove himself. Blood should’ve kept pushing for more. “The only way to really prove yourself is to vacuum the whole base and wash all our dishes.”

Yes, breaking that tower is pretty clever.

Yes, breaking that tower is pretty clever.

Sixknight heads to the city and begins wreaking destruction in an attempt to draw out Ginrai. Blood and Gilmer hang out on the rooftops, waiting to see what happens. They seem really impressed with Sixknight’s strategy, which was as follows: Go to the nearest city and smash it up, hoping that Ginrai hears about what you’re doing and cares enough to stop it.

Rush there how? On a week long cruise again?

Rush there how? On a week long cruise again?

Fortunately for Sixknight, the news gets to Hawk and he calls up Ginrai who is in America. Ginrai says he’ll be right there. How is he getting back and forth? When he first came to Japan, he took a slow boat that could ship his massive truck. If that’s his big plan, he better hope Sixknight runs out of energy but not boredom and keeps trashing the city for a week or so.

It wasn't urban renewal.

It wasn’t urban renewal.

Hawk and Diver zip over to do what they can to stop Sixknight. It ends up being jack shit. The Decepticon Pretenders reveal themselves and beat up on Diver and Hawk a bunch. Too bad they left Dauros at home for no reason. Then they could actually overwhelm their opponents.

Ha ha, he thought Shuta was the most powerful life form.

Ha ha, he thought Shuta was the most powerful life form.

The Autobot Headmasters show up and Minerva and Cab help people that were hurt and put out fires. Shuta transforms and is knocked down in one punch from Sixknight. The best part is that Sixknight assumes Shuta is Ginrai and is massively unimpressed and lets Shuta know it

Bad doggie.

Bad doggie.

Somehow Ginrai gets there right away and faces Sixknight in each of his forms: jet, gun, boat, drill machine, some sort of animal I can’t figure out and robot. Each of Sixknight’s forms basically takes one shot at Ginrai then transforms to the next thing. This guy’s got ADD!

Useful if you want to make someone tap out.

Useful if you want to make someone tap out.

Once Sixknight turns into a robot, Ginrai turns the tide and throws him into a single leg Boston crab. The Japanese love their wrestling. Gotta admit, giant robots using wrestling holds is pretty cool.

Yeah. As a hat rack!

Yeah. As a hat rack!

Blood comes up with a plan to grab Minerva as a hostage. Gilmer compliments him on his plan. And you know what? Blood knows how to take a compliment.

Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

So they grab her and then instantly decide they both want to hold her for some reason and engage in a weird tug of war that does not result in her splitting in half.

Now that's how you throw an elbow.

Now that’s how you throw an elbow.

The Pretenders call out to Ginrai that if he fights back, they’ll kill Minerva. So Ginrai refuses to fight and gets a sweeeeet elbow to the face that knocks him on his ass.

Do it.

Do it.

However, just like Sixshot, Sixknight has his own code of honor and he doesn’t get any satisfaction out of beating an opponent that won’t fight back. Instead of killing Ginrai, he jumps up and puts his guns to Gilmer and Blood’s heads and forces them to let Minerva go. They did not see that one coming.

Shit just got real.

Shit just got real.

Now that Ginrai is free to fight again, Sixknight uses his battle cry. It isn’t quite the “eat this” that we all want to see return, but he does want Ginrai to swallow it. I think Transformers are just hungry all the time, like sharks.

Not too impressive, Sixknight.

Not too impressive, Sixknight.

However, Ginrai simply merges with his trailer to become Super Ginrai and drops Sixknight with one giant laser blast (powered by all three Chokon energies). It’s a bit anticlimactic.

Equality street.

Equality street.

Then, just to rub salt in Sixknight’s wounds, Ginrai reveals that he is actually a human. The whole episode, Sixknight called humans worms and weeds and thought they were weak. But they are the only life form so far who can control all three Chokon powers. Sixknight is left looking like he’s been playing with Pigpen or Jokey Smurf gave him a present. He’s got a lot to consider, y’all.