As I said before the series did not try to hide the fact that Nakamara took the belt and the heroes knew quickly. I mean with a police officer around, Rinko completely saw through Nakamara's story. Even the other heroes except for Shunpei, but he wasn't paying that much attention. Before they even try going for the belt they try using the Please Ring for Kousuke, but it doesn't work. It was still an interesting idea though. Later, Kousuke goes straight up to Nakamara about if he stole the belt. This leads to them being kicked out, but thanks to Shunpei keeping the pictures of the belt the guys think of a plan. They trick Nakamara to think they had the belt by having the Golem make a fake belt. First I was not expecting this even though we saw Golem's forging abilities in the last episode. Golem did something very important and this fake belt is used more than once. The Phantom returns and he knows what keeps Nakamara's hopes up which is his discoveries. So Haruto uses the fake belt to lure the Phantom away and uses a new ring, the Fall Ring. It creates a hole and the Phantom and Haruto fall to the floor below. The whole fake belt was used very well and it shows more creativity and intelligence for our heroes.
Also that is one great power!
While our heroes did well to defend Nakamara and Kousuke's real belt. Sora was behind the scenes once more and actually caused the important plot event. Sora tempted Nakamara to take the belt by telling him about how it would help his research. So that is why Sora was acting like he did it in the last episode since he caused it. For Medusa she stuck to the plan and tells the Phantom how to take Nakamara into despair. Now there is one thing I am still wondering about. What is Sora trying to do? In the last episode he said he tried to kill Kousuke or was he still messing around. Then he is excited to see Beast with his new powers and he thinks of what Wiseman could do. So I feel like Sora wants to have the Mages to get more powerful just so he can see what Wiseman will do and maybe get him out in the open. Overall, Sora is still showing how he works as he is still fun to watch.
He will still continue to do so as well
Now for the action and in the beginning of the episode it was quick, but it shows a great use for the Drago Timer. Wizard was in a pinch and he quickly brings it out and summons the other Dragon forms. The Water Dragon got the Ghuls away from Nakamara, Hurricane Dragon took Nakamara away, and Land Dragon saves Kousuke. This is also a great look to how the summoning works as they can appear anywhere where Wizard wants to. Later on he distracts the Phantom as he stayed in his base states. The big part for the episode is the reveal of Beast's new powers, they Hyper form! Now the color scheme does remind me of Meteor Storm, but it looks ten times better than that. A gold chest piece that fits along with the red forms the mouth of a lion, there are some mane like things on his arms that actually extend for an attack, the overall blue look makes things really pop out. Also his gun is great as it shows a nice ancient look with a big lion design on it. It matches the same color scheme and the Hyper Ring as a funny little gimmick. The ring opens up so that it can be inserted for the finisher. It's dumb I will say, but at least the ring still looks nice and it did make a funny little scene when Beast was confused.
Next Time: A new Legion.