And there lay on the floor, the mighty Thor… squirming in agony from his impact against the metal monster.
Sif was angry. “How dare you hurt my husband and call me here.” She used her special to help Thor recover a bit. But alas, Sif’s special doesn’t help with healing. It is useful during battle, not after taking damage. So, she lifted her dear husband in her arms and came running towards our heroes. “Help my husband!” she wailed.
Unfortunately, our healer friends - Hawkmoon, Sabina and L. Wooly - are not around. (And C. Rigard is still angry with @sleepyhead for calling Aegir and not him.) So, @akionna offered to help. Both Sif and her tended to Thor’s injuries the old fashioned way while he lay unconscious there.
The flying robot which got impatient in the meantime started running towards them in order to attack them. And along with it came a horde of robot army - ninja robots.
“What are those things?” Hu was surprised to see these things. “They are Ninja Robots”, added @nevarmaor. “We’ve crossed the level 50 remember? These are the advanced ninjas we will face here.”
“Oh God. How can we tackle those things? They are huge!” said @sleepyhead, “I don’t think any E&P hero has the powers enough to destroy such huge metallic robots - much less an army of them with ninja skills!”
“I know how to do it”
It was a new voice for everyone - except @akionna. She turned towards the direction from which the voice came. “Joe!” She exclaimed, “What are you doing here? You’re supposed to be in school!”
“Mom! I am here to save you and your friends.” said Joe, “Also, those are flying robots there. All they have in school is books.”
(So, for the purposes of referencing in the story, @akionna’s kid is going to be referred to as ‘Joe’ - the reason behind this choice of name becomes clear in just a couple of more lines.)
“Joe! Get out of here quickly. This is dangerous even for us.” @akionna ran towards Joe leaving a bandage half wrapped around Thor’s wrist. Sif was shouting for @akionna to complete the bandage.
“Mom, you need to know something about me.” said Joe. “Actually, I think it’s better if I introduced to my friends.”
Suddenly… Joe transformed into a 16-year old teenage boy and he was joined two more similarly aged teens - a boy and a girl.
“What in the name of heaven is happening??” Everyone looked astonished.
Joe gave a proud smile, “Now, it’s time to introduce those evil robots to the actual ninja robot - the shadow robot and my friend - Cybertron”
A music started playing in the background … …. …
As everyone watched in shock, Joe went inside Cybertron and started controlling it with great ease. He summoned more robots for our heroes to enter and operate…
This is probably the first show on Cartoon Network that introduced anime - and specifically, the mecha genre to an entire generation of kids in India. Everyone loved it. What’s not to love. It has Ninjas, Robots, Space Travel, fights, practically everything that young boys wanted to watch. I remember hurrying back from school just in time to catch this show. Listening to this intro music brought back some nostalgic memories.