|To the Dark Side!|
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|To the Dark Side!|
|Dub||To the Dark Side!|
|Name Translation||Screaming! Supreme Friendship|
|Romanization||Zekkyō! Sōzetsuna yūjō|
|Japanese Ending||best friends|
|Episode (season)||044 (Zoids: Wild)|
|Episode (series)||044 (Wild series)|
|Episode (lifetime)||213 (Zoids)|
|Japanese Airdate||May 18, 2019|
|English Airdate||October 01, 2020 (Netflix)|
To the Dark Side! is the 44th episode of Zoids: Wild. It first aired in Japan on the 18th of May 2019.
When Arashi arrives he finds a Zoid grave at the Hermit's location, and is quickly met by Pach, Scrapes, and Tremor from team supreme. They talk to the Hermit, who agrees to tell them a bit about the Great Ancient Treasure Z, after some convincing from Pach. He reveals the ruins he's located at are part of an ancient civilisation.
They talk about who he's shared this information with, until Dark Metal make their surprise appearance. They have a swarm of Pincerss and Scrapes' Knockz, piloted by Malware. Scrapes tries to plead with the Zoid, but finds it useless.
A pitched battle ensues, Arashi can't harm Knockz and begins to be worn down by it. Master Bug engages the other Deleters despite being outnumbered, he is able to take them on easily.
Malware then engages his Dark Blast. Arashi has to take him on seriously, but is still wary of Scrapes' feelings for the Zoid.
The Deleters also use their Dark Blasts, but are still no match for Master Bug.
Eventually, after much anguish, Scrapes convinces Arashi to use his Wild Blast to defeat the Knockz.
Arashi is left with no other option and uses his "Ultra King Claw" attack to cut the Knockz in half. Caviar retreats, and Knockz briefly returns to normal before it dies.
The group head into the ruins where they learn of the legend behind the Liger. A mural left by the ancient civilisation show the Liger fighting Demise. Scrapes notices something, a picture on the mural shows what seems to be a Zoid Key surrounded by Death Metal keys. Arashi recognises the key as the partial one Quade gave to him. Scrapes surmises that the Ancient Treasure Z may be related to the volcano depicted, and that it's a specific one in the East
- In the Japanese version, Tremor doesn't have speaking lines in this episode, but he does make some grunts. This is unlike previous non-speaking episodes, where his only noises were sound effects.
- Aspects of Knockz's demise were cut from the Netflix version of the show.