SUPER REVIEW TIME: Kamen Rider Wizard Episode 9: Dragon's Roar!

By Jmann on November 02, 2012

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This is the conclusion to last week's episode. If you haven't watched it yet, please be warned. THERE BE SPOILERS AHEAD, MATEYS.


So, last week's episode left us with Kamen Rider Wizard being set on fire and thrown off of a bridge. HOW WILL HE SURVIVE!?


Easy, the dragon in his body makes his eyes glow red and he floats back to the surface, where Rinko is waiting to pull him ashore! What a pal, she is. 


We also find out that Fancy Pants didn't actually kill the Kid's mother. She was just knocked unconcious, but she is in serious condition. 



So around that time, Wizard is recovering and talking with the rest of the gang when he comes to a startling realization! Kid's mother wasn't the Gate! It actually IS the Kid! Fancy Pants is trying to kill Kid's parents to drive him into despair! Boy, this show got REALLY dark all of a sudden. 

So, as expected, Fancy Pants shows up and KICKS Kid's dad's car, which sends it careening out of control.


Just as Fancy Pants is about to kill him, Wizard shows up and saves the day! This time...


That's when it gets disturbing. Fancy Pants shows up at the hospital where Kid's parents are and BREAKS THEIR NECKS. Then Kid gives into despair and shatters into a new Phantom, all while Wizard is helpless and screaming.


Then he wakes up and realizes that it was all a nightmare.

HOLY GARBAGE PAILS. THAT WAS INTENSE. Anyway, Wizard then talks about how he is too weak to blah, blah, blah. He's scared and blah. Then, Koyomi gives him the thing we've all been waiting for! THE RING MADE FROM THE STONE THAT WAS GIVEN TO THEM IN THE LAST EPISODE AND THEN FORGOTTEN ABOUT! YAY!!!!!! 


With this new power, he can totally defeat Fancy Pants! But there is one hiccup to this plan. In order to use the new ring, he has to go all Kamen Rider Ryuki and convince his inner Dragon to help him. The problem is that his Dragon is the Phantom that lives inside of him. And every time he uses its power it will bring him closer to despair, and closer to releasing the Dragon into the world.


In the end, Wizard tells the Dragon that instead of despair, he is what gives him hope. Dragon laughs and then flies away. Wizard is then able to transform into FLAME DRAGON STYLE!


And then he beats the snot out of Fancy Pants.



Ok, this episode was AMAZING. Any shortcomings that the last episode had are completely forgiven now. This episode had pretty much everything you could ask for in a superhero show, especially the final fight. It was beautiful. THAT is how you end a story arc. I can't wait to see what next week will bring us! Until then, stay classy, San Diego.



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