|Over the Edge!|
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|Over the Edge!|
|Dub||Over the Edge!|
|Name Translation||Arashi vs Drake|
|Romanization||Shōbu! Arashi vs doreiku|
|Japanese Ending||best friends|
|Episode (season)||046 (Zoids: Wild)|
|Episode (series)||046 (Wild series)|
|Episode (lifetime)||215 (Zoids)|
|Japanese Airdate||June 01, 2019|
|English Airdate||October 01, 2020 (Netflix)|
|Next||X Marks The Spot!|
Over the Edge! is the 46th episode of Zoids: Wild. It first aired in Japan on the 1st of June 2019.
While searching for the Great Ancient Treasure Z, Freedom head towards the volcano. They come across a sign, Arashi, seeing the Volcano in the distance chooses to ignore the sign and head straight for it. The others decided to follow the sign, despite noticing how suspicious it looks (they hadn't come across any signs before, and this one was brand-new).
Elsewhere, in the Dark Metal Empire, Gigaboss is relaxing. Router mentions that he should go out and fight (being their "secret weapon"). However, Drake shows up, asking for one more chance. Gigaboss points out the number of chances already given, but offers him one regardless. It comes with an ultimatum of Ruin being fed to Demise should he fail.
The two fight, and while Drake gets a few early hits, as the fight goes on damage begins to build up on Ruin. As with their previous encounters, Arashi insists that Drake has feelings for Zoids, a point that Drake refuses to accept. Eventually, he's forced to use his Dark Blast. Arashi responds using his own Wild Blast.
The two clash, but even at maximum output, the Dark Blast isn't enough to overcome Arashi's Wild Blast.
Ruin's Hacker Metal key breaks and the Dark Blast shuts down. Drake is thrown off the Zoid.
At this point Drake gives up, the Zoid can now act on its own. However, it doesn't flee. It stays to defend Drake. This is when Drake has a realisation. Like Drake, Ruin had been forced to work for Dark Metal this whole time. When Drake was a child he nearly ordered Ruin destroyed to save the other white one. But it was fear of Demise that overrode any insubordination during the intervening years. The partnership between both Ruin and Drake over this whole time was genuine.
As Drake comes to realise what this means, Ruin destroys the housing of the Hacker Key, and reveals a Zoid Key. It bestows the key onto Drake.
Drake activates his Wild Blast.
Arashi is overjoyed that Drake can now truly claim Ruin as his partner. The two decided to fight in earnest, to experience the Wild Blast at its peak.
By the time the rest of team Freedom show up, Arashi and Drake are lying on the ground near each other, exhausted and covered in minor injuries from the battle. Both happy they gave it their all.
They explain the situation to the others, and Drake mentions that after this, he's no longer a Dark Rider. Arashi immediately offers him a Freedom badge, which Drake lets fall to the ground.
The episode ends with Drake and the Ruin exchanging a look knowing there's a score they need to settle.
- Arashi previously offered Drake a Freedom badge on their first encounter.
- In the English version, punishment for the other Four Dark Warriors previous failures is cut.