Transformers: Super-God Masterforce Episode 30 Recap – “Destroy Godbomber!!”

This episode starts off pretty easy going. It’s just Ginrai, the leader of the Autobots, taking a nap on a hill. In robot form, because I guess that’s more comfortable than taking a nap in a bed as a regular human being. That easy-going opening translates to a pretty light episode that breezes by. As Ginrai naps, the Headmaster Jrs drive up and report on some Decepticons attacking warehouses of food. Ginrai eventually gets off his ass.

Cold chillin'.

Cold chillin’.

Ginrai humps his trailer.

Ginrai humps his trailer.

Ginrai has the kids drive into his Godbomber trailer and flies off to the Midwest carrying it. I like how he decides to fly for a few states but two episodes ago, he DROVE from California to the Middle East. I’m guessing Ginrai was terrible at geography.

Is there a bad place to cause destruction?

Is there a bad place to cause destruction?

The Decepticon Headmaster Jrs have indeed located a massive series of food warehouses. Though they haven’t started destroying them yet. So whoever sent in that report was a little quick. Anyway, Bullhorn comments on how great a place this is to cause some destruction and I think it’s time to either shit or get off the pot. Stop standing around and do something, Decepticons!

Yum, wheat!

Yum, wheat!

Whoa, not so fast! Cancer, the only Decepticon with a bit of a conscience, pauses to point out that this might not be in their best interests. Apparently he loves wheat, cabbage and onions, three things that are stored there. Is that how it works? All it’s made me realize is that I have a poor understanding of how food goes from the farm to the grocery store.

Evil has a line it won't cross: hamburgers.

Evil has a line it won’t cross: hamburgers.

Cancer points out that not only will humanity starve, but so would they. They are actually human, after all. He’s possibly most concerned about hamburgers specifically but it’s still a valid argument.

You will believe a robot can laugh.

You will believe a robot can laugh.

His teammates, Wilder and Bullhorn, laugh at him. They point out that even though it’s a lot of food, it’s not ALL the food. Cancer is embarrassed and they promptly begin burning everything in sight. Cancer will defend hamburgers but they’re not as important as his pride.

Tell that to this pan-seared steak!

Tell that to this pan-seared steak!

The Autobots show up and Minerva points out that burning food is really evil. So in case you were wondering if the Decepticons were doing anything evil, the show has spelled it out for you. It is unforgivable!

Oh yeah!

Oh yeah!

Ginrai promptly smashes a building apart to pick up some delicious yellow blocks of food. He tells the Headmaster Jrs that their priority is not to defeat the Decepticons, but to save the food. It’s a laudable idea but stopping them from burning the food also does sound important.

Ha ha! Sixty-nine.

Ha ha! Sixty-nine.

But whatevs! The Autobots have their orders and we get several long, tedious scenes of them running in and out of warehouse 69, removing food blocks. This would actually be an ideal time to use one of Ginrai’s two trailers, but instead, they lug it out by the handful in robot mode.

Surprise! Happy birthday!

Surprise! Happy birthday!

As Ginrai runs into a burning warehouse, he is blasted from the side. It turns out Lord Giga was hiding in one of the warehouses and this was actually an elaborate ambush!

Whoa, dude! Save some mystery for the bedroom.

Whoa, dude! Save some mystery for the bedroom.

Lord Giga in his Gigatank and Lady Mega in her Megajet blast at Ginrai. He runs into a warehouse for cover but they blow it up. Ginrai is really getting his ass kicked.

Sure, you brothers shall do that.

Sure, you brothers shall do that.

To make matters worse, Hydra and Buster fly in and prepare to destroy Ginrai’s Godbomber drone/power-up. They do not open fire. They announce their intentions to do so. And shortly! That’s definitely what they’ll do. In case anyone happens to be listening. Oh! Guess who was listening? The Autobot Headmaster Jrs. They shoot at the Decepticon Godmasters and draw their fire away from the inert trailer. Minerva tells Shuta to go find Ginrai and let him know what’s going on.

This day is coming up aces.

This day is coming up aces.

Ginrai struggles to emerge from the destroyed warehouse only to look up at Overlord, the combined form of Giga and Mega. Ginrai is doomed! But then Shuta is able to shoot Overlord and that actually knocks him aside temporarily. I was amazed at this because usually Overlord is presented as far, far more physically powerful and Shuta is among the weakest Autobots. But then again, this show has never prided itself on consistency.

Hey kid, want some candy?

Hey kid, want some candy?

Ginrai gives Shuta some weiiiiiird instructions. He tells Shuta that instead of merging with Godbomber so that he could actually defeat Overlord, Shuta should move it out of harm’s way. Apparently he wants to prove that he doesn’t need it. So… yeah, ok. The leader wants to show that he doesn’t need to be any stronger. Got it.

Oh yeah, energon.

Oh yeah, energon.

The Headmaster Jrs drive Godbomber away into the forest but are pursued by Hydra and Buster and crash right into a tree. Then they run out of energy in their weapons. These three, I swear. About as helpful as having the Three Stooges in your army. They have no hope against the far more powerful Decepticon brothers. They’re doomed.

The name's Convenience. Plot Convenience!

The name’s Convenience. Plot Convenience!

Then Sixknight flies in out of nowhwere and offers to handle Hydra and Buster himself. Because now he’s nice I guess.

What the hell are you talking about?

What the hell are you talking about?

The Headmaster Jrs don’t think twice about it and hop back in Godbomber to drive it away. Cab says some ridiculous line that makes no sense and fortunately it gets no reaction. I think that’s the best he can hope for. To be politely ignored.

A helpful lesson from the narrator.

A helpful lesson from the narrator.

However, Godbomber won’t start up. The narrator explains to us that Godbomber is powered by Chokon energy, which Ginrai gives off. Because he’s being beaten to holy hell, he has none to give and Godbomber is an inert husk.

And keys turn things on!

And keys turn things on!

Buster breaks off from his fight with Sixknight to try to blow up Godbomber, but just then the Headmaster Jr kids all grab for the controls at once and Godbomber springs to life. Godbomber transforms into robot mode but then stands there doing nothing. The Headmaster Jrs quickly guess that if they all place their hands on the controls together, they can power Godbomber up and Godbomber smashes Buster into the ground. Then he flies off to help Ginrai.

Easy there, Mr. Poetry.

Easy there, Mr. Poetry.

Ginrai forgets completely about his earlier notion of wanting to defeat Overlord without Godbomber. Instead, he hooks up and becomes God Ginrai, then knocks Overlord away with a huge Chokon energy blast. He could have done this right away, but then the episode would be about 8 minutes short.

Pretty lucky.

Pretty lucky.

The Autobots thank Sixknight for helping them out. Turns out he was merely passing by so he decided to help. And then he leaves. He is literally a Deus Ex Machina this episode.

As unique as Sixshot.

As unique as Sixshot.

Cab compliments Sixknight as he flies off, so that we the audience are reminded how cool he is and how we should probably go out and buy him at our nearest toy store.

Math time!

Math time!

Finally, the Autobots discuss what happened with Godbomber. The Headmaster Jrs realize that, like the Godbmasters, they too have Chokon Power in them. Together, it was enough to power up Godbomber. Does this mean they’ll start using it to call up electromagnetic rifles and disintegrating sandstorms and other cool Chokon abilities?

Yes, you lose.

Yes, you lose.

Nope! They don’t have enough Chokon power to do any of that stuff. The three of them together have as much as just one Godmaster. So basically all they can do is power up Godbomber when they’re all together. Otherwise they get nothing. Cue sad trombone and we’re out!

  • tom david johansen

    and Cap is smiling while he is saying that…um…line?