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Visitor From the Past

Visitor From the Past is an episode from the anime series Zoids: Fuzors based on TOMY's Zoids model franchise.


Overview

The episode begins with Marvis' escape from Brown City's jail, cutting short his detention to only a three-year term. After a practice battle between RD and Helmut. Gummie explains to the rest of Mach Storm that Marvis was a Zoid thief who had once killed a PKB officer and fled. His Zoid, a Shadow Fox, was incredibly stealthy and evaded detection by everyone but Helmut's Command Wolf, allowing Helmut to apprehend him, hence Gummie's warning to Mach Storm, Marvis was out for revenge.

Marvis issues a challenge to Mach Storm to fight him in an extreme battle, that is, one with no rules. Obviously a trap, the team tries to figure out Marvis' motive, with Sigma reflecting on his past, recalling how Marvis was like a father figure to him back when he first joined Mach Storm. The team nonetheless accept and meet up with Marvis, who promptly gets a hoard of Gunsnipers to fire waves of missiles at Mach Storm (although the missiles never actually arrive, presumably an animation oversight). RD fuses his Zoid into the Liger Zero Phoenix and proceeds to take out several Gunsnipers while Helmut attacks Marvis' Shadowfox, catching him by surprise with his Strike Laser Claws, a technology Marvis was not familiar with due to his lengthy incarceration. Following the defeat of the Gunsnipers, Marvis lets out a wave of Zabats to pin down RD while he, some more Gunsnipers (of which he has many dozen) and a few Molgas attack Sigma and Helmut.

After immense shelling, the Leostriker and Command Wolf fuse into the Command Striker, which continues to get fired at by the various Zoid's guns. It shoots down all the incoming missiles (although none of the enemy Zoids shot any missiles, presumably another animation oversight) and runs toward Marvis, evading the rest of the shots. Marvis attempts to use his Zoid's energy shield to block, but it is cut in two by the Command Striker's Zan Breaker attack, crippling the Shadowfox. The Striker itself also collapses, having suffered too much damage prior to fusion. Seeing a chance to escape, Marvis gets out of his Zoid's cockpit and attempts to flee. RD moves to stop him, after having destroyed at least three dozen of the other Zoids off-screen, but is stopped when a Pteras (of the Silver kind, ie, sporting Gatlings), arrives and drops an incandescent flare bomb, allowing Marvis (who had put on sunglasses) to escape.

Characters

Zoids

See also:Zoids: Fuzors

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