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Hunter and Kelly prepare for the war-game exercise
Hunter and Kelly prepare for the war-game exercise.

X49 The New Resistance

[G-F #2: Debut! Gatchaspartan]

[G-F #27: The Mystery of Egobossler's Birth]

The team is undergoing training exercises at Gateway 2. Avery has set up a war-game for the team. Hunter is concerned about the team protecting itself from the Scorpius Force’s new missiles, and thinks this is a good idea. The war-game will take place in outer space. Unfortunately, Joe is still recovering and is unable to join them.

The team takes off in a rocket for outer space. Inside the rocket is a triangular spacecraft, and Hunter and Ollie pilot the vessel. The computerized ‘enemy’ shoots at them, but the Eagle Riders’ spacecraft is no match for their weaponry. The team is quickly outmanned and their life support systems are damaged.  Avery orders the Eagle Riders to return to Earth, but the computerized enemy surrounds them. The computer enemies’ programming can’t be shut down until the game is complete. Clearly the ISO’s technology far outstrips this second-hand ship they gave to the Eagle Riders. But Hunter does some fancy Star Wars-esque flying and saves the day. The team returns to Earth. I’m not sure this training exercise had its intended effect, because their morale seems low. They all agree that they need new weapons.

Oh lucky day! While they were gone, the team’s new weapons arrived at Gateway 2. They haven’t been tested, but Avery decides to give them to the team anyway. Things are bleak, because the Scorpius Force is using the same robot that destroyed the Ultra Eagle to attack parts of Earth.

Avery shows the Eagle Riders their new ship: the Ultra Eagle 5. To make this vehicle, they need to put all five individual vehicles together. The combined ship has a special shield that is impervious to the Vorak. Avery also shows the team their new hand weapons.

Hunter picks up one of the new hand weapons and asks about it. Avery informs him that it is called the ‘Phase Foil’. It is a new type of laser and is designed to cut metal like a ‘a hot knife through butter’.  The Delta Energy of the new Ultra Eagle 5 surges through all of the team members’ Eagle Rider suits and boosts the weapon’s power many times over. It will transmit into the Phase Foil, giving it a million kilowatts of power. Hunter is clearly eager to get started and try out these weapons. However Avery warns him that all five members of the Eagle Riders should really be present to use this weapon. Despite Joe still being absent, Hunter decides to go anyhow. The team enters their new individual vehicles. The rock face of a mountainside opens up, and the Eagle Riders launch from Gateway 2.

Joe, convalescing at the new ISO Headquarters, hears that the rest of the team has left. Knowing that all five of them are needed to use the Phase Foil’s power (How did he know this? Has Avery been giving him secret briefings?) he drags himself from bed to join them. Dr. Keane arrives to find Joe gone.

Joe struggles to make it to a submarine. Once he enters the sub, Joe travels to Gateway 2, takes his individual vehicle, and heads out to meet up with the rest of the Eagle Riders.

The rest of the team isn’t doing well. They are all fighting the giant Vorak robot individually and their weapons are not having much success. Kelly observes that they need to transform to Ultra Eagle 5 to be effective (not that she really knows because they’ve never actually done this before) but of course Joe is not there. Hunter hopes that Avery will send backup, then apparently realizes the futility of this wish, as he makes a suicide run at the Vorak robot, despite Kelly’s protests. But just as he’s about to hit, a rocket comes from out of nowhere and moves the robot, ruining Hunter’s kamikaze attempt.

It’s Joe, and with his arrival, the team joins up to form the Ultra Eagle 5. Joe has a little trouble controlling his vehicle, but manages to do his job. Once combined, Hunter (still in his new individual vehicle, which is located at the front of the ship) activates the Delta Energy. He opens up his cockpit cover, standing up on his seat and then the hull of his vehicle, out in the open air. His vehicle disengages from the front of the Ultra Eagle, and he pulls out the Phase Foil, shouting the name of the weapon as he activates the laser, in case anyone has forgotten what it is called. It looks a lot like a light saber, and clearly Hunter has a secret yearning to be a Jedi, as he holds the thing just like Luke Skywalker. Then he points it out in front of him, and his ship flies underneath the giant robot’s legs. Hunter cuts through the robot where it hurts the most.

Hunter’s vehicle is covered in flames, but Hunter appears unhurt as he watches the enemy robot crash to the ground, and green-uniformed soldiers go running.

Upon returning to the ship, Hunter realizes that this victory had a price: Joe has collapsed. Fortunately, Dr. Keane contacts the team, letting them know that he has cracked Professor Andro’s code and can restore Joe’s energy levels now. Kelly is especially happy to hear this. Ollie rushes back to base so Joe can get help.

However, Happyboy has sent a Vorak submarine to meet the team enroute. Joe insists that he is feeling a second wind and wants to investigate. Hunter agrees, and the Ultra Eagle 5 flies over a castle. Behind them, a giant green Dinosaur robot appears and crushes the castle walls.

It shoots lasers from its mouth at the Ultra Eagle. Again, Hunter engages Delta Power and uses the Phase Foil. But since this is only his second time using the weapon, he misjudges and a shot from the robot sends him falling from his vehicle toward the ground. He enters a strange dimension made of orange-red flames. The robot is there as well, and Hunter must fight it individually with the Phase Foil, mano e dino.

Again wielding it like a light saber, Hunter proves to be ineffective against an entire robot. It lashes out its whip-like tongue, holding Hunter in its grasp. Hunter struggles until the robot pulls him up to its head, and Hunter gets a chance to slash his laser at its ‘brain’. Once he does this, the robot begins smoking and appears in ‘our’ dimension, as does Hunter. He is now falling from the sky, but the Ultra Eagle spots him. Hunter’s individual vehicle reappears as well, and he manages to land on it and rejoin with the rest of the Ultra Eagle. He engages Delta Power again, and this time manages not to fall off as he charges at the robot and finishes what he started.

Once Hunter rejoins the rest of the team on the bridge of the Ultra Eagle 5, Dr. Keane appears on the screen and berates them for not coming back right away, as Joe’s condition is deteriorating. Joe insists that it isn’t their fault, and Hunter reports that the new Ultra Eagle 5 tested out great. They will need it to defend the Global Good.

Mickey forgets to fasten his seatbelt in a low gravity environment
Mickey forgets to fasten his seatbelt in a low gravity environment.
Hunter is frustrated by the team's lack of weaponry
Hunter is frustrated by the team's lack of weaponry.
The Eagle Riders are introduced to the pieces of their new ship
The Eagle Riders are introduced to the pieces of their new ship.
Hunter examines his new Phase Foil weapon
Hunter examines his new Phase Foil weapon.
The team rushes off to check out their new vehicles
The team rushes off to check out their new vehicles.
Individual vehicles that make up the new Ultra Eagle 5
Individual vehicles that make up the new Ultra Eagle 5.
Cybercon's massive robot
Cybercon's massive robot.
Joe struggles to make it to a submarine
Joe struggles to make it to a submarine.
Kelly fights the Vorak robot in her new vehicle
Kelly fights the Vorak robot in her new vehicle.
Joe joins up with the rest of the Ultra Eagle 5
Joe joins up with the rest of the Ultra Eagle 5.
Hunter and his plane break off from the rest of the Ultra Eagle 5
Hunter and his plane break off from the rest of the Ultra Eagle 5.
Hunter prepares to use the Phase Foil
Hunter prepares to use the Phase Foil.
Hunter points the Phase Foil in front of him
Hunter points the Phase Foil in front of him.
Hunter and his ship are engulfed in flames
Hunter and his ship are engulfed in flames.
Hunter struggles in the grip of the Dinosaur robot's 'whip'
Hunter struggles in the grip of the Dinosaur robot's 'whip'.
Hunter stands victorious on the united Ultra Eagle 5
Hunter stands victorious on the united Ultra Eagle 5.
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Hunter uses the Phase Foil on the Dinosaur robot.