Cunning Trap! Liger in Danger is the twelfth episode of Zoids: Wild. It first aired in Japan on September 22, 2018.
Caviar turns out to be rather snively, he jumps off his Zoid and begs for compassion, but launches a sneak attack. When Arashi overcomes it, he promises to fight fair-and-square, only to again launch a sneak attack. This carries on for some time, with Arashi being dragged into the water. Unlike the first episodes in the series, when Arashi's faced with personal danger, he doesn't abandon the Wild Liger. They make their comeback and use their Wild Blast against Caviar.
Caviar resorts to more underhanded tricks, and eventually this leads to him deploying a smokescreen. Interestingly, Penne's goggles on her head are actually used here, and she watches on. Arashi, lacking any kind of gear, instead trusts the Liger. Using their instincts they are able to beat Caviar. Much to Penne's surprise.
As the battle concludes, the Liger presses Caviar's remote and Caviar is sent flying team-rocket style.
But that's not the end of the episode.
The trio head outside, only to find a huge mass of Death Metal forces. In the middle, is none other than Gallagher himself.
Arashi, of course, is undeterred. His comrades for once, think he might actually be able to fight him. (having just beat Caviar - one of the Four Heavenly Kings).
Gallagher engages using a purple and yellow Gilraptor. Arashi quickly finds out Gallagher is in a different league to all the other opponents he's fought. Despite not using a Death Blast, Gallagher is much faster than Arashi, and the Liger's quickly outmatched. Arashi is knocked off the Liger, but it comes back to stand over him. As Gallagher approaches, the two look doomed.
Penne and Onigiri had heard of the legendary Zoid Hunter, Bacon, but until now hadn't met him. So they are surprised when he and Arashi immediately start butting heads.
Nevertheless even with Bacon's arrival, they are still up for a tough fight.
The episode ends ominously pointing out that the Death Rex is still to come.
- Coinciding with the release of this episode, ANIMAREAL released artwork of the Death Rex on the Zoids official twitter feed https://twitter.com/zoids_official/status/1043339351529271296