Now that Shuta, Cab and Minerva have been turned into the Headmaster Juniors, it’s time for training. What are they good at? What are they bad at? If you guessed keeping cute animals alive, you already guessed right! The episode is called “Rage!! Little Devils with no Need for Rules” and obviously begins with Shuta playing soccer and injuring his friends.
Shuta slides and takes down two kids who land on their face. Then he does a flip and kicks the ball into the goal while he’s upside down in mid-air. If I could do that, I’d do it all the time. Read about the actual adventure after the cut.
Let’s see how well his goal went over, shall we?
The answer is not well at all! His dumpy fatso of a coach yells at him for playing so well. To be more specific, he thinks Shuta should focus more on teamwork instead of being a glory-hound. Let’s remember that and see if it comes into play in this episode, now that they’ve set it up.
Meanwhile, Cab is jumping around in the trees and playing with his pets. His armadillo opens up from a ball and his parrot announces that he’s transforming. This makes Cab laugh like a maniac. The kids then all gather to hear an announcement from Hawk.
While waiting, Minerva does a pose and Cab laughs at it, causing them to feud. There’s not much less important that they could fight over. To Shuta’s credit, he literally sits this one out.
Hawk tells the kids that he bought them tickets to America to visit Diver. Do they ever go to school?
Over in America, in some undefined city, the new Decepticon Headmasters are hanging out on a roof. Wilder, the biker guy, points out a biker gang below that he doesn’t like. They’re supposed to be the baddest of the bad so they have the entirely appropriate gang name “the Cool Guys.” I think if you have to announce that you’re cool, there’s a fantastic chance that you are not cool. Wilder doesn’t like them because they beat up him and his old biker gang back in the day.
The kids are playing around at the sea park that Diver apparently works at when he tells them it’s time for training. They act disappointed even though last week they BEGGED to join the Autobots. They master-force it up and begin training. Shuta goes first, racing around and blowing up a big Decepticon drone. Then everything vanishes and they’re in the desert. It’s sort of like a holodeck but without the room.
Cab goes next and finds the virtual fire very warm. He puts out some fire and faces the same Decepticon drone-thing but gets knocked around a bunch. It’s quite unimpressive.
Diver’s guidance? Practice three times as much as Shuta. Oddly random but specific amount of training. Also? The animation goes weird and Cab’s truck is drawn with just one wheel and about 1/6 of the size of the overall truck.
Finally, Minerva drives alongside a cliff above a river that a puppy is being swept away in. She really dawdles and wastes time doing nothing other than worrying.
Finally, Diver basically orders her to get in there and save the dog so she transforms and dives in. She doesn’t sink. She picks up the puppy.
Minerva is swept down the river while some Decepticon drone things pop out and she blasts wildly at them. The puppy remains completely calm. Diver has to yell at her how to specifically beat the sea monster robot, which is to shoot it in the tooth. She manages this but then goes flying over a waterfall. Diver lets her know she needs to focus as she crashes to the ground.
Diver then leaves them on their own while he investigates something unimportant.
The Decepticon Headmasters confront Wilder’s old enemies and beat the holy hell out of them. It’s not even close to a fair fight.
The leader of the Cool Guys is sent flying through a brick wall. He somehow does not die or receive permanent brain damage. The Decepticons should promote that guy to their new leader.
Back at the Decepticon base, Blood is really getting off on this orgy of violence and pushing for even more. There’s no satisfying that guy.
The Cool Guys now work for the Decepticons and the Headmasters put them to work helping them cause destruction and mayhem. We also get a quick lesson that in Japan, they call bald people “priest” but why do that when this is supposed to be in America? Oh well, who cares?
The chaos is reported on the news (by an especially nerdy looking reporter) and Shuta insists he is going to go kick ass. Minerva actually tries to stop him reminding him that they’re supposed to only do rescue, but honestly, who else stands a chance at saving people from the Decepticons? Your average beat cop?
Shuta/GoShooter demands the Decepticons stop being stupid. This works perfectly and they leave, cleaning up the mess they’ve made.
No, wait, that’s not what happens. The Decepticons accuse Shuta of suckin’ on his momma’s titty. That’s called escalating a conflict!
Cab decides to follow in Shuta’s steps and Minerva is finally compelled to help too when she sees on the news a little girl get trapped under some rubble. Cab and Minerva immediately come across the girl’s puppy and Cab talks to it. Brace yourself.
The dog barks and Cab interprets that to mean the girl is trapped in an underground parking garage. Good lord. I thought he was close to animals and could accept the talking parrot but he can literally understand any animal. When you invent rules like that, everything is up for grabs.
The dog shows them the way to the little girl and in their Masterforce bodies, they are able to clear the wreckage. Score one for the good guys.
Back on the streets, the Decepticons quickly beat the crap out of the Headmaster Juniors. Lots of smashing.
The dog barks at Wilder and he kicks it. The dog goes FLYING. And it flat out dies. I was stunned. The girl starts crying and throwing rocks at the Decepticons demanding they give her back the life of her puppy, Pisu. Minerva watches this horror as tears well in her eyes.
Finally, she’s had enough and launches herself into battle, fighting masterfully and kicking Wilder right in his face. Then some Seacon drones emerge to help the Decepticons.
Fortunately, Diver chooses that moment to show up and humps the Kraken to death.
GoShooter and Cab rip the arms off of a Lobclaw and then hurl it into his chest, blowing him up. It’s a violent episode! The Decepticon Headmasters retreat, claiming they’ve succeeded in gauging the Autobots’ power levels.
Cut to a very nice gravestone for the puppy on a cliff overlooking the ocean. This girl must be rich. She is devastated though. Minerva tries to make it better by callously offering to buy the girl a new dog.
This actually works and the girl cheers up, as ordered, forgetting her beloved pet.
And now that they’re happy, Diver, Shuta and Cab yuck it up like a pack of sociopaths! Hey, remember how Shuta was supposed to learn teamwork? Yeah, that didn’t really happen.