The Kid Called Matt
The Kid Called Matt is an episode from the anime series Zoids: Fuzors based on TOMY's Zoids model franchise. Obviously, it introduces the character Matt, but also is the first anime appearance of the Leoblaze.
The episode begins with RD featuring on a TV program, which lists him as the number one pilot on that week's hotlist, although the obvious swooning of the host toward RD makes the show slightly uncomfortable for Mach Storm to watch (especially Sweet). The focus abruptly shifts to Burton "accidentally" destroying a block of apartments with his Lord Gale, rather than an old refinery, much to the horror of the onlooking residents.
Again, the focus shifts, this time to a battle between Mach Storm and a group of Zaber Fangs . Although Mach Storm wins the battle, RD is taken out when he attempts to combine with the Fire Phoenix (which never shows up). This screwup, along with RD's arrogance, forces Helmut to remove RD's Zoid pilot license, something that enrages him, causing him to storm out.
In the meantime, it is revealed that Burton's actions were to scare the residents out of a zone that is desired for redevelopment, although his strongarm tactics had not completely succeeded, and more action was required. Returning to RD, who, being broke, ends up going to the home of Matt, a fan of his, in exchange for some food. As the two bond, RD decides to give Matt a ride in of of Mach Storm's Zoids, namely the Leoblaze. This backfires, when Matt steals the Leoblaze in order to save his home, which was scheduled for demolition under Savage Hammer's development plans. Eventually, RD is allowed back into his Liger Zero, and he sets out to rescue Matt (who has been vastly outclassed by Burton). However, before he can engage Burton, Blake intervenes and knocks down the Liger.
Blake fuses his Zoid, with RD following suit soon after. RD launches a Diving Laser Claw and although the Buster Fury blocks with its shield and remains undamaged, Burton's Lord Gale is totalled by the shockwave. With the arrival of the PKB and Mach Storm, Blake retreats, picking up Burton as he goes.
- Introduced character(s): Matt
- Featured characters: Mach Storm, Savage Hammer
- Lord Gale
- Zaber Fang
- Command Wolf
- Liger Zero
- Fire Phoenix
- Berserk Fury
- Buster Eagle
See also:Zoids: Fuzors