Domon and Schwarz confront Master Asia and the Devil Gundam.
In Earth orbit, a Neo Japan spaceship (with Chairman Karato, Dr. Mikamura, and Major Ulube) monitors Domon’s situation with the Devil Gundam in the Guiana Highlands. They launch a brand new Gundam – the God Gundam – in a space capsule, but will it reach Domon in time?
Final (?) Battle
Domon fights Master Asia, whose continuous taunts and insults brings out Domon’s anger-induced Super Mode, much to Schwarz’s disapproval.
Domon’s rage takes over, but all he ends up doing is wasting energy and the Master Gundam beats the crap out of Shining Gundam.
Schwarz intercepts one of Master’s blows and gets injured; he reminds Domon of their training in the cave, and that he needs to reach a serene state of mind to unlock the true Super Mode.
It works and Shining Gundam turns gold; Domon pummels Master and seemingly destroys the Devil Gundam, killing Kyoji.
This episode’s a bit simpler and straightforward than the last two, but makes up for it with a much more memorable fight scene, filled with nothing but Domon screams and trash talk from Master…and I like it. It’s good stuff.
We get a nice glimpse of Schwarz underneath the mask, and Master Asia seems to recognize him. If you know your “masked characters in anime” trope, or simply know basic German, it’s pretty obvious who he really is. But it will be awhile before we get a proper explanation (and it’s a doozy).
One question remains: Is the Devil Gundam really gone for good? Considering it has regenerative abilities, and we’re only at the halfway point for the show, it’s safe to say this isn’t the last we’ve seen of it.