Checkmate: New Middle Earth is a fanfictional TV series & a sequel to Checkmate: Protectors of Middle Earth. It's about our young heroes & their mission to free New Middle Earth from aliens called Xenals.


Derek, Marty, & Sean are called to the newly restored Middle Earth to stop an alien race called the Xenals who invaded it. They ally with the Chess Combat Resistance: Wendy, Arthur, & Bryan, in order to stop an evil group known as the Xenos from stealing the Warriors from New Middle Earth, & possibly, the whole universe. Later, the Xenos take revenge as they try to destroy the Warriors, & that's when the Checkmaters come in to save New Middle Earth.


Chess Combat Resistance

  • Derek Carlson - The skilled fighter of the Chess Combat Resistance. Now 16, Derek's always ready to help free New Middle Earth.
  • Aragorn the Neon King - Derek's guardian. He became the Neon King when he was separated from the Jewel of Perfection by the Six Mighty Warriors. Although weaker than his previous form, he's still one of the strongest warriors & he still has a connection to the Jewel of Perfection. He plays as the King in Chess Combat.
    • Aragorn the Omicron King - Aragorn's new name when he was inherited by Theoden's powers.
      • Aragorn the Helix King - Aragorn's new name when the absorbed the energies from the CCT System. He's now the most powerful warrior who ever lived.
  • Shelonor - Derek's second guardian. The kind son of the spider Shelob. He plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Maxus Traps - Special Chess Combat Traps that combine with Aragorn the Neon King/Aragorn the Omicron King to form Aragorn the Maxus King/Aragorn the O-Maxus King.
    • Arachnox - A bug/poison-type Pokemon that's also Ariados next evolution.
    • Onix - A rock/ground-type Pokemon in the form of a snake made of rocks.
    • Gyarados - A water/flying-type Pokemon in the form of a sea serpent.
    • Houndoom - A dark/fire-type Pokemon in the form of a hellhound.
    • Mightyena - A dark-type Pokemon in the form of a hyena.
    • Mantine - A water/flying-type Pokemon in the form of a manta ray.
  • Bryan Lester - A 13-year-old Xenal member of the Chess Combat Resistance. He's a big fan of Derek & Aragorn.
  • Tutankhamen - Bryan's guardian. The young king of ancient Egypt. He helps Bryan fight for freedom against the Xenos. He plays as the King/Knight in Chess Combat.
    • Tutankhamen: King of Giza - Tutankhamen's new name when he was inherited by Galadriel's powers.
  • Sunutek - Bryan's second guardian. A Petpet that lives in the Lost Desert in Neopia. Plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Marty Mitchell - The 14-year-old strategist of the Chess Combat Resistance. He later got Pippin back.
  • Link - Marty's new guardian. An elf from Hyrule. He plays as the Knight in Chess Combat.
    • Link: Warrior of Wisdom - Link's new name when he was inherited by Gimli's powers.
  • Tri-Force Guardian of Wisdom - Marty's second guardian. He plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Wendy Ford - Leader of the Chess Combat Resistance. The 16-year-old Xenal daughter of the incredible & evil Professor Cliff.
  • Rockina - Wendy's guardian. A female golem. She plays as the Queen/Rook in Chess Combat.
    • Rockino the Metallic Rock - Rockina's new name after she was inherited by Boromir's powers. For unknown reason, Rockino became male after her transformation. He now plays as the King/Rook in Chess Combat.
  • Rhyhorn - Wendy's second guardian. A ground/rock Pokemon in the form of a rhino. Plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Sean Kerns - He later returns to help the Resistance. He's now 17 years old. He later got Gandalf back, but Gandalf told Sean that Icarus was now his guardian.
  • Icarus - Sean's new guardian. An angel from Greek mythology. Sean saved Icarus in midair when he was getting sucked into the Xenos Destroyer. He plays as the Bishop/Knight in Chess Combat.
    • Icarus: Defender of the Skies - Icarus' new name when he was inherited by Legolas' powers.
  • Scyther - Sean's second guardian. A bug/flying Pokemon in the form of a praying mantis. Plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Arthur Sorenson - Second-in-command of the Chess Combat Resistance. He's a 17-year-old Xenal boy.
  • Mephistopheles - Arthur's guardian. The horrible devil from the story of Faust. He helps Arthur free the enslaved Chess figures. He plays as the Pawn in Chess Combat.
    • Mephistopheles: Warrior of Nightmares - Mephistopheles' new name when he was inherited by Saruman's powers. He now plays as the Pawn/Knight in Chess Combat.
  • Beelzebub - Arthur's second guardian. The demon in insect form. He plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
    • Beelzebub: Flash Mode - Beelzebub's new name. Arthur used him to fight Jenny & Bobby in Chess Combat Interspace.


Original Checkmaters

  • Robin Michealson - The 16-year-old original member of the Checkmaters. She later got Eowyn back.
  • Jenny Marks - The 16-year-old original member of the Checkmaters. She later got Tree Beard back.
  • Lauren Baggins - The 18-year-old original member of the Checkmaters. She later got Gollum back.
  • Charles von Hamlet
  • Ching Lan
  • Bobby Garrett
  • Frodo Baggins


  • King Zector - Hector's father & leader of the Xenals.
  • Tyranitar - King Zector's guardian. A dark/rock-type Pokemon in the form of a tyrannosaurus. Plays as the King in Chess Combat.
  • Prince Hector - The prince of Xena. He's trying to get all six of the warriors who saved Middle Earth, including Aragorn.
  • Machamp - Hector's guardian. A fighting-type Pokemon with four arms. Plays as the Knight/Pawn in Chess Combat.
  • Phantom Opera - The masked leader of the Xenos. Behind the mask, he's actually Wendy's lost brother, Kevin.
  • Smaug - Phantom's guardian. The evil dragon from the story of The Hobbit. He plays as the King in Chess Combat.
    • Smaug: Humanoid Mode - Smaug's new name when Professor Cliff combined his DNA with Aragorn's DNA. He's now a dragon humanoid.
      • Smaug: XL2 Mode - An upgraded version of Smaug. He now has robotic armor.
  • Ariados - Phantom's second guardian. A bug/poison Pokemon in the form of a spider. Plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Maxus Warriors - Special Chess Combat warriors that combine with Smaug: Humanoid Mode/Smaug: XL2 Mode to form Smaug: Maxus Mode/Smaug: XL2 MAX Mode.
    • Spinarak - A bug/poison-type Pokemon that's also Ariados' pre-evolution.
    • Crobat - A poison/flying-type Pokemon in the form of a four-winged bat.
    • Skorupi - A poison/bug-type Pokemon in the form of a scorpion.
    • Anorith - A rock/bug-type Pokemon that used to be a sea fossil.
    • Seviper - A poison-type Pokemon in the form of a snake.
    • Arbok - A poison-type Pokemon in the form of a cobra.
  • Vincent Leotard - Member of the Xenos. He uses his strength rather than his mind.
  • Deoxys - Vincent's guardian. A psychic Pokemon with four modes. Plays as the Pawn/Knight in Chess Combat.
    • Deoxalto - Deoxys' new name when Gary used the Forbidden Card on him.
  • Tauros - Vincent's new guardian when Maya threw away Deoxys. A Pokemon in the form of an ox.
  • Shuckle - Vincent's second guardian. A bug/rock Pokemon. Plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Bastiodon - Vincent's third guardian. A rock/steel Pokemon in the form of a dinosaur. Also plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Maya Phrane - The only female of the Xenos. She thinks Chess figures with feelings are useless.
  • Apalala - Maya's guardian. The serpent-like water god of Pakistan mythology. He plays as the Bishop in Chess Combat.
    • Apalala the Mystic - Apalala's new name when Gary used the Forbidden Card on him.
  • Kabutops - Maya's new guardian when she threw away Apalala. A rock/water-type Pokemon in the form of a trilobite humanoid.
  • Tri-Force Guardian of Power - Maya's second guardian. He plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Gary Grant - Second-in-command of the Xenos. He thinks power, not friendship, helps you win.
  • Goliath - Gary's guardian. A giant from the Bible who was slain by David. He plays as the Knight/Rook in Chess Combat.
    • Goliath the Tyrant - Goliath's new name when Gary used the Forbidden Card on him.
  • Glaurung - Gary's second guardian. The serpent-like dragon from the story of The Silmarillion. He plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Lance Varney - Member of the Xenos. He thinks he's cool.
  • Rayquaza - Lance's guardian. A dragon/flying Pokemon. Plays as the Pawn in Chess Combat.
  • Garchomp - Lance's new guardian when Rayquaza was destroyed. A dragon/ground Pokemon.
  • Natu - Lance's second guardian. A psychic/flying-type Pokemon in the form of a small bird. Plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Shade Prankster - Member of the Xenos. He's creepy, ruthless, & childish.
  • Mysterio - Shade's guardian. One of Spider-Man's enemies. He Plays as the Bishop in Chess Combat.
  • Metagross - Shade's new guardian when Mysterio was destroyed. A steel-type Pokemon that has the intelligence of a supercomputer.
  • Probopass - Shade's second guardian. A rock/steel-type Pokemon with a big nose. Plays as the Trap in Chess Combat.
  • Professor Cliff - Wendy's father. He's kidnapping warriors & turning them into Chess figures.

List of Warriors

  • Ryujin - A slithering serpent. It has three fins that allow to swim. It's capable of swimming in fresh & salt water & has a flexible body that can strike quickly. It can coil around & squeeze tightly to defeat its foe. It has a two-tone colored body with diamonds along the side allowing it to blend into its surroundings & make it unnoticeable.
  • Anguirus
  • Mothra - Mothra has four wings, two arms, & its large body that ends with a long tail. Two of its four wings have eyeball patterns, & its large insect legs are barbed, with tiny spikes on the top & sides of the legs, & massive spikes on the bottom.
  • Krabby - A crab that has a right claw that's much bigger than the its left one. This warrior is shown to be very strong, & works very well with Omastar.
  • Khepri
  • Kraken - A four-eyed warrior with a brain incased in glass. It slithers along the ground on its six tentacles. Its tentacles instantly grow back if sliced off in the heat of battle. Two cannons point out from each side of its head to fire deadly blasts at it opponents. Kraken’s head spins all the way around to see attackers coming from every direction.
  • Haunter
  • Aggron
  • Godzilla
  • Lileep
  • Omastar - A seasnail-like warrior.
  • Wyvern
  • Yowie
  • Piplup
  • Thunderbird


  1. Invasion of the Xenals: The peace of New Middle Earth does not last long. A race called the Xenals invade & colonize New Middle Earth, turning the warriors back into Chess figures & making them their slaves for amusement, not knowing that warriors are intelligent creatures. One by one the six fighting warriors are captured leaving only Aragorn. Now the last hope for New Middle Earth, Aragorn is separated from the Jewel-Core of Middle Earth by the Six Mighty Warriors, & heads to Earth to seek out his old friend Derek Carlson. The two leave for New Middle Earth, with Marty following after overhearing Aragorn the Neon King's plan to leave the others behind. After they learn that the Xenals are responsible for capturing the warriors after invading New Middle Earth, Derek is confronted by Lance Varney & Vincent Leotard, two members of the Xenos, the top six warriors among the Xenals. They start playing & Vincent plays Yowie & Lance plays Khepri. Just then, a girl named Wendy, part of the Chess Combat Resistance, arrives & tells Derek of the new combatting style required for Chess Combat battles. Derek manages to adapt to the new method quickly & Aragorn defeats Khepri & Yowie in one blow. And then Derek wins two warriors from Lance & Vincent, Thunderbird & Kraken.
  2. Facing Arthur: After the battle with Lance & Vincent, Derek, Aragorn, & Marty go with Wendy to the Resistance base. Along the way, Wendy reveals that only a few people of the Xenals realize that the warriors are intelligent creatures, while the rest of the people have not been told. She reveals that after discovering this for herself, & becoming outraged with her father for participating in the capturing of the warriors, she ran off & created the Chess Combat Resistance, joining with people who thought as she did. Upon arriving at the base, they meet Bryan, a major fan of the Checkmaters & the six hero warriors. Shortly after, another Resistance Checkmater named Arthur, highly disapproves of Wendy bringing humans to aid in their quest to free the warriors. Instead, he challenges Derek to a battle, & says that if he beats him, he & Marty can join the Resistance in their quest to save the warriors. Derek gets off to a rocky start, but he & Arthur are too evenly matched. With one win & one loss for each, their battle ends in a tie & they become fast friends.
  3. Get Psyched: Now that Derek & Marty are part of the Resistance, they gear up & get ready to fight back against the Xenos, first by heading for Alpha City & the Alpha Dimension Controller, one of the machines trapping warriors in their Chess figure form, to take it down. To get themselves ready, Derek offers to train Bryan, whom gladly agrees and can't wait for the lessons to begin but is afraid what will happen when Derek finds out that he was the one who lost Eowyn to Phantom. But after Lance & Vincent were defeated, Phantom Opera sends out Maya Phrane & Shade Prankster to ensure that the Resistance is taken care of. The next day, in the middle of his training, Bryan reveals he is discouraged after losing Eowyn to Phantom in a battle, & says he isn't worthy of the lessons. Just then Maya & Shade crash land & Shade is forced by Maya to battle Bryan. Bryan is discouraged & is afraid of losing Tutankhamen the way he lost Eowyn. But, on the brink of losing Tut for good, Bryan pulls through & wins back three of Shade's warriors.
  4. Marty's Mission: Seeing how desperately he needs a partner to help Derek & the Resistance, Marty takes his gear & heads out, in search of a warrior to battle with. At the same time, Maya also goes hunting for warriors, after throwing away three she claimed useless. In the morning, Marty meets Link, a warrior who turned out to know & have what might be a good friend of Pippin. He explains that after his capture, he had to watch over the forest and protect the warriors living there from any harm. When Marty asks to be partners with him, he at first declines because he claims to be "waiting for the right partner". But when Marty explains that he needs him to help free the warriors (as this was what Pippin would have wanted) he says that if he passes his test, he will at least think about a "temporary partnership". As the testing goes underway, with Marty not doing so well, Maya flies over, & in fury, Link & Marty demand she & the Xenos return the stolen warriors. Angered at how cruel Maya is to the warriors she already carries (by throwing them away like trash), Marty & Link challenge her to a combat. Maya, however, soon begins to show her skill & may end up winning Link as a new warrior. Just when Maya is about to seize Link, a armored figure wielding Bishop warriors arrives & saves Marty. Maya states that she's tired of losing to this armored person & offers him to join the Xenos, but he leaves without saying a word & Maya departs. Meanwhile, Marty slowly awakens, despaired that Link was gone. But as it turned out, Link was merely off to find him some water, & then begins explaining how he couldn't let anything happen to his "goofy partner". In the end, Link & Marty are partners, able to aid the Resistance in their journey.
  5. Taste of Defeat: With the Xenos losing one by one, Gary Grant calls them all together to explain that the Resistance has to be defeated. So Gary decides to take matters in his own hands and confront the Resistance, & bring pride back to the Xenos. Meanwhile, the Resistance makes a stop en route to Alpha City, where Wendy gives Derek a Chess Combat Trap called Shelonor to help in his battles. Not much is known about the Chess Combat Traps except that they are incapable or unwilling to communicate. Excited, Derek takes off to get in some training with Shelonor. Just then, Gary shows up & starts to mess with Derek's head, asking what he will gain from saving the warriors, leaving Derek with this question. He returns later, asking Derek what the answer is to his earlier question, and it is revealed that he is the number two fighter among the Xenos. Feeling confident, Derek decides to take him on, but is soon overwhelmed with the power of Gary's warrior Goliath & loses but does not care.
  6. Return of a Friend: Prince Hector is furious because he still needs Aragorn to complete his warrior collection, so Gary challenges Derek to a battle in an effort to capture Aragorn. The Resistance is planning to attack Alpha City, but Wendy wants to take a short detour to find her brother. During the ensuing argument, Arthur seems & sounds like he is worried about Wendy going somewhere that might be dangerous, which shows that he may have feelings for her. In the midst of the argument, Derek sneaks away with Aragorn to fight Gary & manages to battle well until Phantom joins in & Derek starts to struggle in the fight. Out of nowhere, Sean comes to his rescue. Sean beats Gary & Derek beats Phantom when Aragorn displays a massive power surge due to Smaug's taunts about Eowyn. Seeing that huge amount of power, Phantom shows a hint of betrayal when he says that he won't let the magnificent warrior become a play thing, meaning that he won't give it to Prince Hector if he captures it. Back at the base, Sean explains that while he was in the mountains practicing Viking moves a portal opened up right in front of him & he got sucked through to New Middle Earth. This is the reason why Derek couldn't get through to him back in episode 1 before Aragorn brought him to New Middle Earth. After he rescues Icarus from the Xenals, he remained in his debt & the two banded together to free the warriors. As they make their way closer to Alpha City & the dimension controller, Derek asks Sean why he didn't reveal himself earlier when he rescued Marty. Sean explains that he had something important to attend to. When they approach Alpha City, Sean reveals he will break into the city & find his Gandalf.
  7. Cyber Nightmare: After Sean successfully leads the Resistance into Alpha City, Wendy departs on her own mission: searching for her older brother, Kevin. She heads to her home to search for clues on her brother's computer but comes up with nothing. After her father, Prof. Cliff, arrives, she confronts him & he simply says that "he is no more." When she further questions him, he leaves for his lab, while Wendy follows. Meanwhile, Sean takes the others to check out the control spire & they learn that the battles that take place in the arena below the controller are synchronized with the controller's power. At the lab, Wendy witnesses the birth of the first Pokemon warrior: Rayquaza. As the boys make their way to her location, Wendy is confronted by Lance, who is armed with Rayquaza. During the battle, Wendy seems to have the upper hand with Rockina and her trap Rhyhorn. That is until Lance activates two Double Abilities in a row. The scientists are worried about Rayquaza's power functuation but Prof. Cliff orders Lance to destroy Rockina & Rhyhorn. Before he can, the massive overload causes Rayquaza to crash and shut down, ending the battle. Prof. Cliff decides to use the data to perfect Rayquaza into the most powerful warrior ever.
  8. What's the Plan?: Arthur & Sean team up in a Chess Combat battle tournament in order to overload the dimension controller because it draws power from Chess Combat battles. After Marty is "purposely" disqualified in the singles round, he sneaks the others in. They almost get caught by some guards until Wendy pretends to be a huge Xenos fan & they manage to slip away. As they remain hidden, the Xenos show up & Wendy notices that Phantom tosses his Chess figure the same way as her lost brother Kevin. Meanwhile, Arthur & Sean are having trouble getting along in the battle tournament & are starting to lose against the Dark Angels who are Xenos wannabes. When their opponents begin taunting them, Sean & Arthur put their differences aside & finally come up with a plan. They win with ease while claiming their opponent's bakugan. Sean & Arthur prepare for their match against Lance & Vincent.
  9. Freedom Run: Sean & Arthur have made it to the finals & they prepare to battle Lance & Vincent. They were combatting with Rayquaza & Vincent's new talking warrior, Deoxys. Meanwhile, Derek & the others head to the dimension controller but lose Marty on the way. Things only get worse when they discover many other talking warriors & then they are captured by guards who are marveled by the speaking Aragorn. Just then Marty drops in & saves them. Things get worse for Sean & Arthur when Lance combines his Rayquaza with trap Hummer. And their Chess Combat traps, Scyther & Beelzebub, seem to have no effect. Sean & Arthur discover Rayquaza's weakness: it cannot sense multiple opponents & they manage to destroy it. While the others hold off the guards, Derek makes his way to the controller, finding that it is guarded by lasers. He throws Aragorn through the lasers & he hits the reverse switch, destroying the controller just as Sean & Arthur defeat Lance & Vincent. The newly freed warriors rise up from the ground & everyone in the stadium learn the truth about the warriors.
  10. Surprise Visitor: As the Resistance heads to Beta City, there is a scene where that on both sides Derek & Robin miss each other dearly so Robin decides to go to New Middle Earth to help Derek on defeating the Xenos. After Marty's butler flies her & Jenny to Minnesota with Lauren & her grandfather, Dr. Frodo reveals that his transporter is not functioning properly & refuses to let Robin go. Later that night, Robin & Jenny sneak into his lab & Jenny prepares to send Robin off. Meanwhile, in New Middle Earth, while they are having dinner Wendy first hears about Robin from Derek & questions him on if he & Robin were a couple (he says they're not but Marty says they are) & later that night everyone is beginning to hear their conversation because of the weakening wall between the two worlds. Robin does make it to New Middle Earth but finds that she is only half way there, being unable to touch anything {she tries to hug Derek} but still able to see & speak with Derek. Prince Hector decides to take advantage of Robin's distress by sending Shade to make sure that Robin remains trapped. While Marty handles Shade, Derek takes Robin to the gate only to get attacked by Shade's warrior. With Derek down, Robin rushes to help him but he urges her to go to the gate. To make matters worse, Phantom, Gary, & Lance follow her through the portal as do Derek, Wendy, & Bryan.
  11. Gate Crashers: Derek, Robin, Wendy, & Bryan make it to the human world but pick up some unwanted visitors in the form of Phantom, Gary, & Lance. Marty manages to defeat Shade & he, Sean & Atrhur decide to take out the Beta City controller to pass the time. Before Phantom takes his leave, he grabs Robin as a hostage & offers Derek an ultimatum: join the Xenos or risk Robin's safety. Derek, Jenny, Bryan, & Wendy split up & Derek & Jenny run across Phantom & Robin. Wendy chases after Gary to find Phantom & Bryan fights Lance. Phantom reveals that he is actually against Prince Hector's rule & wants to team up with Derek to take him down & in a show of good will, releases Robin. Wendy's suspicion of Phantom being Kevin only rise as she believes that he infiltrated the Xenos to free the warriors. After Bryan defeats Lance, we learn that Phantom & Gary only want to take down Hector so that Phantom can succeed the role of ruler of the Xenals. Meanwhile, Derek refuses to believe Phantom's intentions & before anything happens, Lauren warps in using V's warp card. She takes Phantom & Gary (& Derek) back to the lab where Dr. Frodo sends Phantom & Gary back to New Middle Earth. Unfortunately, the transporter must be repaired before another trip can be made. So, Derek takes Robin, Jenny, Wendy & Bryan to his house for the meantime. Lance crashes in but refuses Derek's hospitality but accepts Lauren's, due to his hunger, after their ride leaves. Lauren doesn't like Lance one bit & tells him that when the transporter is repaired, he is "so gone". Before the credits role, Lance is seen crying after Lauren leaves him some food.
  12. Unmasked: Wendy & Bryan are stuck on Earth with Derek, Robin & Jenny so Wendy decides that they need to take a break so they go to an amusement park. Wendy & Jenny are separated from the rest of the group & run into Phantom & Gary who say that they came back to Earth by tracking down Derek's Gauntlet to the amusement park. Wendy wants to know if Phantom is her brother Kevin so she decides to combat against him. However, Gary rearranges their little deal so she battles Gary instead. If she wins, Phantom takes off his mask but if she loses, she has to join the Xenos against Prince Hector. At first Wendy struggles against Gary's abilities, but with help from the "original" Rook master Jenny & her copycat ability card, Wendy pulls through & defeats Gary. Despite Gary's attempts to dissuade Phantom, he removes his mask & is revealed to truly be Wendy's brother Kevin!
  13. Voices in the Night: While Wendy & Bryan help out at Robin's family's cafe, Arthur, Sean & Marty head to Beta City to shut down the controller, which has grown stronger due to Aragorn's (& the Jewel of Perfection's) absence. Hector sends Maya to deal with the Resistance in Phantom's absence & states to himself that, when he returns, Phantom will find that the Xenos have a new leader. Later at night, Arthur, Sean & Marty hear the voices of Wendy & Derek (respectively) & head out into the night, but it turns out that Shade is the one making the fake voices. By the time Sean realizes it's a trap, Marty & Arthur fall for it. Arthur wakes up in another place and finds Maya, realizing that he has fallen for a trap. Arthur begins struggling to defeat Maya & her new attribute changing warrior, Apalala. In a flashback it is revealed that Arthur is rumored to be a top fighter possibly stronger than the Xenos but refuses to enter tournaments. Wendy confronts him & asks him to join her team. After he lost to her, she gave him Mephistopheles & he learned the truth about warriors. Meanwhile, in Arthur's battle with Maya, Arthur becomes submerged in water & loses to Maya. He does not arise, he is lost.
  14. Duel in the Dunes: Marty finds himself in a desert with Link. After falling into quicksand, he is rescued by Vincent who later engages him in a battle. Marty seems to be doing well with his new trap, Tri-Force Guardian of Wisdom, but when Vincent pulls out his trap, Shuckle, things get rough & Marty is defeated & sunken in quicksand. Back on Earth, Wendy & Bryan hang out at Derek's, who after waking up from a dream, is still eager to return to New Middle Earth in order to help Sean & Marty.
  15. Last One Standing: With Arthur & Marty captured by the Xenos, Sean decides to head to Beta City alone to destroy the controller. On the way, he is ambushed by Shade Prankster, who is armed with Gollum. In the middle of the battle, Sean & Icarus realize that it is not the same Gollum they know, it is really a monster named Ladon. Ladon was created from Gollum's DNA & has none of the weaknesses that Rayquaza had. Sean tries his best to hold his ground but Icarus & Scyther are no match for Ladon & Chess Combat Trap Lazer-Bot. Sean contemplates throwing in the towel out of fear for losing his partner like how he almost lost Gandalf in a tough battle, but Icarus convinces him otherwise & that he will always be there next to him. Sean is defeated by Shade & passes out. The Xenos, having now captured the rest of the Resistance, plan to keep them as hostages while keeping Derek & the others stuck on Earth forever and while they take all warriors.
  16. Show Me the Power!: Phantom & Gary, stuck on Earth, stay in an abandoned factory. When Gary returns with "juice in boxes",(there's no such thing as juice boxes on Xenal) he finds that Phantom is gone. While Derek trains Bryan, Phantom runs into a fortune teller who tells him that if he stays on the path he's chosen then he will meet his end, but Phantom does not listen to her. Phantom decides to take Aragorn by force, now being tired of waiting for Derek to join him. He sends one of Gary's hornets to challenge him & they meet in the arena where he last fought V. Wendy, Bryan & Robin worry about Derek being out on his own. In the first round Derek takes a major loss, but manages to strike back with Shelonor. But then Phantom pulls out his own Chess Combat Trap Ariados. Smaug gets frustrated & demands that Phantom gives him more power. Phantom willingly obliges & activates a forbidden ability card to give Smaug absolute power. Derek & Aragorn are disgusted by this massive power & what it could do to Smaug, but neither Phantom nor Smaug seem to care about the consequences. Aragorn is no match for this power & loses, with Phantom claiming him as his prize. Derek is crushed by his defeat & the loss of his partner while Phantom walks by the same fortune teller who is shocked by how much darker his future has become. Once again, Phantom does not care.
  17. Dude, Where's My Chess Figure?: Derek is upset about losing Aragorn but tries to move on & think of ways to get him back: starting with all out intensive training. Meanwhile on New Middle Earth, Maya wants to close to portal to keep Derek & the others on Earth, but Prince Hector orders her not to, so as to allow Phantom & Gary time to return, which angers Maya, who greatly enjoys her new power. Theoden states that they must retrieve Aragorn as the Jewel of Perfection is losing power & the other two dimension controllers are growing stronger. While training, Derek faints & develops a fever. He runs out into the park calling out to Aragorn, lamenting over how he lost Aragorn. All of a sudden, Theoden shows up & to retrieve Aragorn, but Derek regrets to inform him that he lost Aragorn. Theoden is disappointed that Derek has given up so easily & suggests that Aragorn is also upset at himself for losing the battle & letting Derek down. Derek wakes up, with his fever broken, to find that Theoden has crossed over to Earth. Theoden, linked to the Jewel of Perfection like Phantom, & is easily able to find Phantom & teleports everyone there. Phantom accepts Derek's challenge but brings out Smaug to test if Theoden is worthy of fighting Aragorn. Theoden lectures Phantom on true warrior spirit but Phantom believes that power is the only way to win & brings out his Chess Combat Trap Ariados. However, Theoden easily takes them both down in one hit. Phantom finally sends out Aragorn, but Derek is shocked to see his friend has been altered in appearance while under Phantom's control.
  18. Gone, Gone Chess Figure: Derek, with the help of Theoden, combats against Aragorn, but Aragorn is not himself any more. Phantom has turned him into a corrupted black knight. Derek tries to reach out to his friend, but it seems that Aragorn is unable to listen. Phantom uses the power of many forbidden cards to access Aragorn's Core of Perfection abilities, but it puts Aragorn under mounds of stress. The mighty warriors conclude that Aragorn should not have been able to access the Jewel of Perfection's power & change attribute while in his new body, but the power of the forbidden cards allows him to do so. Things look bad for Theoden, as Aragorn seems unstoppable with all this power. Derek then notices that Aragorn is crying & that if he doesn't stop Phantom from giving Aragorn so much power, Aragorn could die. Theoden believes that the only way to help Aragorn is to transform himself into pure energy & enter Aragorn's body to absorb the extra energy. However, Theoden will not be able to attack or defend himself. Also, Derek must throw Theoden into Aragorn's chest. But if he misses, Aragorn's condition could worsen & Derek may end up killing Aragorn & New Middle Earth may turn back into six separate worlds. Derek successfully launches Theoden into Aragorn's chest & Aragorn falls, defeated, returning to his normal self. Derek & Aragorn are happily reunited while Phantom does not seem that affected by the loss, & only insists that things will be different the next time they meet.
  19. Family Ties: The Resistance is ready to head back to New Middle Earth & Derek wants to bring Robin, Jenny & Lauren along. But Wendy suggests that they spend one last day for Derek to say goodbye to his parents. Lauren uses her teleportation card & Lance convinces her to take him too, but he really just needs to meet up with Phantom & Gary. As Derek & the others meet Lauren at the tower, Theoden opens a portal to New Middle Earth. However, they are ambushed by Phantom, Gary & Lance & to make matters worse, Wendy betrays them & heads into the portal after explaining that Phantom is her brother. Derek & the others miss their chance & Theoden is not strong enough to open another portal, so Lauren takes them back to Minnesota to use her grandfather's transport machine. But, because Dr. Frodo used the technology in Lance's Gauntlet to repair the machine & only those with Gauntlets can go through, meaning that Robin, Jenny & Lauren must stay behind. When Robin lies that she never really wanted to go to New Middle Earth & lashes out at Derek telling him to never come back he grabs her hands & says how he's sorry she's not coming & they gaze into each others eyes until the machine is ready he slowly lets her hands go. After that heartfelt goodbye with Robin, Derek, as well as Bryan head through the transporter.
  20. Beta City Blues: As Derek & Bryan safely make it back to New Middle Earth, they find their base completely empty with no sign of Sean, Arthur or Marty anywhere. They discover that they are near Beta City and resolve to head there believing that Sean, Arthur & Marty have gone there. Meanwhile, as Phantom makes his return, the other Xenos are shocked to see that Wendy is with him, saying that she has joined the Xenos. However, in her mind, she only wants to find out what Kevin is really up to. Also, she discovers that Sean, Arthur & Marty have been captured & are being held hostage. She tries to release them. Derek & Bryan sneak into Beta City & battle Maya & Shade. Meanwhile Wendy is interrupted by Phantom who helps her release her friends, but he tells her that she owes him a debt. As the battle wages on, Bryan is defeated defending Aragorn, who taps into the power of the Jewel of Perfection, defeating Maya & Shade easily as well as destroying the dimension controller. Arthur, Sean & Marty reunite with Derek & Bryan & they make their leave from Beta City. Later, Maya accuses Phantom of her loss & the escape of the prisoners but Gary reminds her that she lost the battle, not him. Wendy is still left wondering what her brother is up to.
  21. Brotherly Love: Wendy is uncertain of her brother's intentions while in Gamma City. Meanwhile, Arthur is unconvinced that Wendy has betrayed them due to his feelings for her, but they all resolve to head to Gamma City for the final controller. That night, Phantom invites Wendy to dinner where he asks her to join him because he needs her & cannot accomplish his goal without her. Wendy is unsure & retires for the night. Later she contacts Phantom asking to battle him & let that decide her fate: if she loses, she will serve him. But if she wins, he must go back to being her brother. However, after Smaug has volunteered to become a humanoid warrior after Prof. Cliff had collected data on Aragorn while he was in Phantom's possession. Rockina & Rhyhorn prove to be no match for Smaug: Humanoid Mode & Wendy loses.
  22. Underground Take Down: Wendy & Phantom meet with Prince Hector, who shows her his collection & later receives a message from his father, who is angered by the destruction of the other two controllers. Hector then orders Maya to divide & conquer the Resistance, since she has shown that they are weaker on their own & orders Lance to keep an eye on Phantom & make sure that his new warrior is ready for battle. The Resistance arrives & Arthur & Bryan explain that the controller is underground & is the most powerful. They all head in but encounter Vincent. Bryan deals with Vincent while the others proceed discovering that Gamma City is not a real city but a research facility. All of a sudden, Shade & Maya appear & Sean & Marty step in to battle. Phantom takes Wendy to see a team of special warriors that he & Dr. Cliff had designed themselves that were intended for Hector but he intends to make certain that they only obey him. Phantom then orders Wendy & Gary to use the warriors to battle Derek & Arthur to collect data on Aragorn & Mephistopheles. Meanwhile, the others gain the upper hand against the Xenos. Derek & Arthur continue to the controller but encounter Gary & Wendy. Arthur is shocked that Wendy has truly betrayed them & Gary orders Wendy to prove that she is loyal to Phantom.
  23. Wall to Wall Combat: Derek & Arthur engage Wendy & Gary in battle against their warriors. During the battle, Wendy seems to be purposely losing. Bryan, Sean & Marty have beaten the other Xenos & arrive in time to see Derek & Arthur win, claiming the Maxus Traps. (Bryan beats Vincent; Sean & Marty beat Shade & Maya.) Phantom is furious at Wendy's betrayal, claiming that they have even stronger warriors than the ones Gary & Wendy used. Wendy apologizes for betraying the Resistance, but they welcome her back into the group otherwise. They next head to the Xenal Palace to free all the original Guardian Warriors & save New Middle Earth for good.
  24. Ultimate Warrior: With Wendy returned, & the Resistance reunited, Derek & the others head for Prince Hector's sky palace to free Gandalf, Eowyn, Pippin, Tree Beard, & Gollum from captivity. But before they can even get close enough, Hector activates another dimension controller, causing the warriors to turn back into Chess figures. Quickly thinking, Sean grabs Wendy & Marty & grapples onto the top of a rising elevator & to safety. Down below, Derek, Bryan, & Arthur are saved just in time by their warriors. But before they can think of a way to get up to the palace, Phantom & Smaug: Humanoid Mode challenge them to a battle. As Derek & Aragorn struggle to fight back against the power Smaug now possesses, Sean, Marty, & Wendy have managed to sneak into Hector's throne room & discover the bronze statues of the five other Guardian Warriors, just before meeting face to face with Prince Hector himself. Meanwhile, Maya, Vincent, & Shade order Dr. Cliff to give them an escape off of New Middle Earth, as the energy from the battle between Smaug: Humanoid Mode & Aragorn could destroy everything around them. Dr. Clay at first refuses saying that it would be treason, when Shade reminds him he works for the Xenos now. Gary overhears their plan, but before he can warn Phantom, Lance hits him over the head & knocks him into a room, locking Gary inside so he can't tell Phantom of their plan. Back with Derek & Aragorn, Phantom, having underestimated the Jewel of Perfection's power, has used the warriors he has to make Smaug: Maxus Mode, a warrior who has all six attributes. Derek tries to use a combination of Ability Cards that tap into the Jewel of Perfection's power, but still can't match Smaug: Maxus Mode's power. Derek realizes he has no choice but to use the warriors he got from his battle with Wendy to make Aragorn the Maxus King, just as Phantom has again used the other six warriors on Smaug. The two warriors face each other, preparing for the final battle.
  25. Final Countdown: As the battle between Aragorn the Maxus King & Smaug: Maxus Mode rages on, Maya interrupts Hector in his collection room by dragging him off. She explains that they are leaving New Middle Earth. Hector refuses at first, being afraid to face his father due to his failure to successfully occupy New Middle Earth, but agrees to Maya's plan to label Phantom as a traitor. Meanwhile, Wendy, Marty & Sean try to activate a machine to reverse the process of Pippin, Tree Beard, Eowyn, Gollum & Gandalf's petrification but are unable to determine the numeric code. Derek & Aragorn take to the skies to battle Phantom & Smaug but the power coming from their battle is far too much & they crash into the palace. Maya prepares for their departure from New Middle Earth but not before tossing out Apalala & Deoxys, believing that warriors with feelings are useless & imperfect fighting machines, since Dr. Cliff has already created many powerful warriors. Out of a stroke of luck, Link discovers the activation code, but with the palace self destruction under way it may be too late.
  26. Reunion: As Derek & Phantom continue their battle, & the self destruct sequence begins counting down, the rest of the six fighting warriors are freed from their prisons. As Sean & Marty are reunited with Gandalf & Pippin, the warriors in Derek & Phantom's battle suddenly return to Chess figure-like states, & the battle ends in a tie. But Smaug: Humanoid Mode wants to continue fighting, even if the battle is over. Smaug: Humanoid Mode & Aragorn engage just as Arthur & Bryan, riding on Mephistopheles & Tutankhamen, meet up with Sean, Marty, Wendy, & the rest of the six fighting warriors. As Smaug: Humanoid Mode & Aragorn battle, Phantom draws a blade, & forces Derek to battle him one on one. Before either battle can reach a conclusion, the Xenal palace explodes, barely giving Derek & Aragorn any time to escape as Phantom & Smaug: Humanoid Mode retreat with Gary, Deoxys, & Apalala (whom were thrown out of the escape craft by Maya). Gary immediately informs Phantom that the others left New Middle Earth to blame the occupation's failure entirely on Phantom's betrayal. Phantom merely states that he never really planned on returning to the Xenal home world anyways. Meanwhile, the Resistance celebrates their victory of liberating New Middle Earth & freeing the warriors. Wendy, Arthur, & Bryan decide to return to their world to prevent the Xenos from ever returning to New Middle Earth & enslaving the warriors again. The others decide to return to Earth with their warriors & the original fighting warriors, but Gandalf declines the offer, saying that he can't bear to leave his home again & that Sean's future lies with Icarus. Right after Gandalf leaves, Aragorn & Derek regrettably informs Marty & the others that Aragorn cannot leave New Middle Earth, as the Jewel of Perfection is a part of him. But then Theoden & the rest of the mighty soldiers appear & grants Aragorn freedom to live wherever he pleases, with the ability to go back & forth between the worlds as he wishes. With that, Derek, Marty, Sean, & the rest of the warriors return to Earth. Various portals open up across the world, allowing Lauren & Julie to reunite with their warriors. Derek arrives at Robin's family's cafe & tells her New Middle Earth has been saved. Just as he believes Robin is about to run to him, she scoops up Eowyn, reunited with her warrior as well. Highly embarrassed, Derek yells at Aragorn to never speak of this again. Marty & Sean walk in with their respective warriors, & Jenny joins the group shortly afterwards. The Checkmaters are back together again.
  27. Six Degrees of Destruction: Angered by his defeat in Middle Earth, King Zector has commissioned Dr. Cliff to construct the Chess Combat Termination System, a machine that when used, kills all warriors in a predetermined radius. However, the six attributes are needed to activate it. Meanwhile, Wendy returns to Earth to pay Derek, Marty, Robin, Jenny & Sean a visit. King Zector then challenges the six mighty warriors to a battle for their attribute energy. At first the six mighty warriors are doing great until Zector combines his mechanical warrior & easily overpowers the warriors. In a last ditch attempt, the mighty warriors vanish & summons Aragorn, Link, Icarus, Rockina, Tutankhamen & Mephistopheles & their partners to give the six warriors their attribute powers, causing them to evolve. Derek, Marty, Sean & Wendy wake up to find their warriors have truly evolved, & realize that New Middle Earth is in danger.
  28. Revenge of the Xenos: To obtain the Six Chess Attributes, King Zector has the Xenos search for the Chess Combat Resistance. Bryan, after talking with Arthur, decides to move out due to the lack of space in his home occupied by his giant family. While taking his siblings to the park, he runs into Prince Hector who engages him in battle. All seems well when Tutankhamen pulls out his attribute change ability, but he proves to be no match for Hector's Layzner. Tutankhamen loses the battle & Galadriel's energy. Bryan must find a way to warn Derek & the others about the Xenos' return before they get targeted as well.
  29. Saved by the Mermaid: While Derek is shocked by a surprise visit from his father & Wendy reminisces over Kevin, Arthur searches the city for a place Bryan can stay. As he approaches a future building site for an apartments complex, Bryan calls Arthur & tells him how Galadriel's Energy was stolen by Hector. Then Maya appears & challenges Arthur for Saruman's Energy. As the battle drags on Arthur & Mephistopheles: Warrior of Nightmares eventually become overwhelmed by her warrior. Before Maya can execute the final blow, Atargatis appears from the lake below them, moments before Charles, & joins Mephistopheles: Warrior of Nightmares in battle. With their combined efforts, they manage to drive Maya away, right after she says she will return with the rest of the Xenos for Saruman's Energy. It is revealed Charles helped Dr. Frodo develop his dimensional transporter system. After meeting up with Atargatis, his foundation continues to fund the scientist's research as well as managing timeshare on Xena. By the end of the episode, Bryan had arrived to join them & Arthur has become frustrated with Charles constantly calling him "boy".
  30. The Day New Middle Earth Stood Still: Charles, Bryan & Arthur successfully contacts Derek & warns them about the Xenos, so Derek decides to head to Xena & face the Xenos. However, when Zector decides to test the CCT system, Sean heads to New Middle Earth with his newly evolved Icarus: Defender of the Skies, while the others head to Xena. Once Sean arrives, he finds that all the warriors are missing & Icarus: Defender of the Skies is still in Chess figure form. Gandalf arrives & tells him that a metal sphere came from the sky & sent a beam that trapped all the warriors in Chess figure form. Sean attempts to destroy the device but finds that it is protected by a force field. All of a sudden, Lance appears to take Legolas' energy & a battle ensues. When Icarus: Defender of the Skies & Scyther have trouble against Lance's new warrior, Sean is forced to call on Gandalf for help. During the battle, Icarus: Defender of the Skies begins feeling doubt about his evolution & is taken out of the battle. When Gandalf begins struggling against Lance, Icarus: Defender of the Skies decides to embrace his new powers & enters the battle, defeating Lance. In the aftermath, Gandalf disappears & wishes Sean & Icarus luck.
  31. Phantom Rises: Wendy, Derek & Marty head to Xena to meet Charles, Bryan & Arthur at Charles' mansion. There, Vincent comes to retrieve Theoden's energy after being humiliated by Prince Hector. Vincent & Derek are about to battle when Phantom & Gary appear out of nowhere. Gary attacks Vincent psychologically by saying he stole Deoxys' soul, as shown in the beginning of the episode when he forces Deoxys, Apalala, & Goliath to evolve using a Forbidden Card. Vincent backs away to let Phantom combat against Derek. Wendy, Rockino the Metallic Rock, Marty & Link the Warrior of Wisdom join in the combat to help Derek & Aragorn the Omicron King. Despite his friends being defeated, Derek manages to beat Phantom using the power Aragorn received from Theoden, despite Smaug's upgrades. However, before Phantom leaves, he warns Derek that they will meet again.
  32. Shade Attack: Phantom makes a false appeal to the Xenals that he is the hero & is trying to stop Zector from ruling all dimensions. On Xena, Derek & the others purpose to stop whatever he is planning. Zector & the Xenos realize that Phantom has stopped their ability to travel into Xena by jamming their signals, so Zector sends Shade to Earth to force Derek & the Resistance to come to them. Shade appears & frightens Lauren until Ching Lan arrives & the three battle begins. Lauren is initially hesitant to fight, as she might become V again, but eventually embraces the fearlessness of V & utterly destroys Shade's Ladon. However, Shade then reveals his more powerful spider-like warrior & wins the battle in one turn. As a result of Lazer-Bot's attack, Dr. Frodo's transporter system is destroyed leaving Derek & his friends trapped on Xena. Meanwhile, Prince Hector plans to travel to Earth to lure Derek & his friends there.
  33. Deoxys' Betrayal: After Lauren's loss to Shade, Lauren teleports to Marty's house to communicate with the Resistance at Charles' house in New Middle Earth. Lauren warns them of the Xenos attack on her & that Robin & Jenny could be next. Derek decides to head back to Earth, even though it is likely to be a trap. However, since Dr. Frodo's transporter was destroyed, they at first believe it is impossible for them to return to Earth. Luckily, Charles has one of his own. As the Resistance heads to Bryan's house so he can say goodbye to his family, Phantom appears in Charles' mansion only to find the Resistance gone & leaves Charles with a warning that they can't hide forever. When Phantom returns to his ship, he finds Gary has answered Vincent's challenge for Deoxys. A battle quickly ensue between the two & Vincent tries his best to not attack Deoxys directly, causing him to struggle against Gary. When Vincent begins to predict Deoxys' moves & gain the upper hand, Gary offers Vincent a place beside Phantom, but he refuses. Unfortunately Vincent is no match for his former partner, loses & passes out. Once Gary returns to Phantom's ship he says that Deoxys has served his purpose & tosses him out like trash. Deoxys lands on the ground, & cries out for Vincent to save him.
  34. Earth Invaders: The Checkmaters return back to Earth & see Sean, Robin & Jenny waiting for them. In order to evade the Xenos, everyone stays at Marty's house equipped with a shield to hide the attribute energies' signal. Robin gets into a fight with Derek & thinks that he thinks that she's not strong enough to face the Xenos. Robin wanders out into the city hoping to draw in the Xenos, but Wendy follows her & they are ambushed by Lance & Maya. Things go bad & Wendy loses Boromir's energy, making the Xenos one step closer to activating the CCT System.
  35. Link on the Run: After Link overhears Pippin talking down about him receiving the energy & rash behavior, Link runs off into the city & encounters Shade Prankster & Hector. Marty & Pippin arrive in time to rescue him & a battle ensues. At first, Link & Pippin have trouble getting along but they put their differences aside & almosts defeat the Xenos, but Link shields Pippin from an attack & therefore loses Gimli's energy. Pippin, out of anger for Link's sacrifice, easily defeats Hector & Shade Prankster. After the battle Derek, Shun, Arthur & Bryan fall asleep during the movie that they were watching.(It was a movie for teenage girls that Robin, Jenny & Wendy wanted to see but the boys were dragged there by the girls). Everyone else did not know Link lost Gimli's Energy. The Xenos only need 3 more attribute energies & they can make the CCT System functional.
  36. Pirate Showdown: Bryan's little sister, Myra, uses Charles' transporter to visit Bryan, so Jenny & Robin suggest to him to show her around town. Meanwhile, Sean sneaks away from Marty's house & travels to the pirate theme attraction in the same park that Bryan & Myra are at. Sean encounters Vincent disguised as a pirate & a battle ensues. At the same time, Bryan activates his gauntlet to show Myra how it works & learns of Sean & Vincent's battle. The two easily overpower Vincent, keeping Legolas' energy safe. Myra bids farewell & thanks everyone for the great day & departs... not before thanking Sean for saving her & kissing him on the cheek.
  37. Virtual Insanity: Bobby & Polyphemus return to visit Jenny only to find that she is at Marty's house. On his way there, he is unknowingly followed by Maya & Shade. Meanwhile, Jenny begins showing signs of interest in Arthur after spying on him & Derek working out. After insisting she feels nothing for Bobby anymore, Jenny practically leaps into his arms when he arrives seconds later & introduces him to Wendy, Arthur & Bryan. Bobby is apparently caught up with everything happening after running into Charles a while back & receiving a gauntlet from him. Not long after, Marty's preparations for a virtual battle chamber called Chess Combat Interspace are complete. The system allows anyone from all over the world play Chess Combat like a game by logging on to the web. Everyone is eager to test out the machine, except for Sean, saying he has something important to take care of. Everyone draws straws to determine who goes first & Arthur & Bobby are chosen. Wendy & Robin accidentally reveal Jenny's crush on Arthur to Bobby & Arthur, not wanting to come between the two, offers to take them both on, which they accept. As the battle rages on, Jenny notices that Bobby has become much stronger than before after easily defeating Mephistopheles. However, Arthur easily counters back with the help of his newly evolved Trap, Beelzebub: Flash Mode. Meanwhile, Sean checks the security tapes & notices Shade & Maya following Bobby to Marty's house. Despite their advantage in numbers, Bobby & Jenny fall to Arthur. After the battle, Sean urges them to return & shows them the picture of Maya & Shade from the security footage. Now knowing that the Xenos know where they are, they can no longer hide and wait.
  38. All or Nothing: No longer able to hide from the Xenos, the Checkmaters realize they must now go on the offensive. They plan to storm the Mother Palace & directly attack the Chess Combat Termination System instead of protecting the Attribute Energies. But without a working Dimensional Transport system or the coordinates to the Mother Palace, it at first seems there would be no way out for the Checkmaters. But Derek quickly realizes that they can find the location of the Mother Palace by convincing Phantom. The Checkmaters are hesistant, as Phantom will not likely be cooperative, & they have no way to contact him. Wendy adds that there would be no way Kevin would trust any of them. Meanwhile, the Xenos discover that someone has opened a portal to Earth from an entirely different universe. As Phantom makes his way to Earth, Derek & Aragorn admit how similar they are in both combatting abilities & lifestyles. When Robin interrupts the two for dinner, Derek & Aragorn are suddenly transported to Phantom's ship now that the former Xenos had broken through to Earth. Once there, Derek learns that Phantom needs the Jewel of Perfection from Aragorn in order to make Smaug the ultimate warrior. They strike a deal: if Phantom loses, he will take the Resistance to the Mother Palace, but if Phantom wins, Derek must willingly surrender the Jewel of Perfection to Phantom. During the battle Phantom realizes that the only way Smaug can defeat Aragorn is by using his own natural abilities & powerful will to survive & evolve. Eventually Phantom's doubt in himself & his previous methods to perfect Smaug leads to his defeat. Derek wins the fight & Phantom agrees to the terms of the bet. Everyone except Robin, Jenny & Bobby are transported to Phantom's ship, since he states that he would only allow the Checkmaters & warriors originally bestowed with the Chess Attribute Energies to go with him. As Gary prepares the ship for the transport, Phantom thanks Derek for enlightening him, & refers to him as "my friend". Feeling humiliated after his defeat, Smaug begs Phantom to make him even stronger. Phantom agrees, saying he will use the data he received on warrior evolution from an anonymous source to bring out new powers & new abilities from deep inside the warriors.
  39. Avenging Phantom: Phantom upholds his part of the deal to Derek & takes the Checkmaters to the Xenal Palace, leaving them to find the CCT System on their own. Phantom & Gary leave to confront Zector & Phantom tells him to leave the Checkmaters be. Phantom leaves, but Gary later returns & challenges Zector to a battle to avenge Phantom for being framed & betrayed by the Xenos. Gary's struggles in the battle become more obvious as both Apalala & Glaurung sacrifice themselves to protect Goliath & Gary. In the final match, Goliath protects Gary, saying that his loyalty to Gary knows no bounds like Gary' loyalty to Phantom. The two stand together & take Zector's final hit & falls. It is unknown if they survived.
  40. Ambush: The Resistance split up into groups to cover more ground of the Xenal palace. Sean & Bryan encounter Maya & Vincent while Arthur & Marty face Shade & Lance. At first it looks like things are going well but Dr. Cliff uses the palace to send the Xenos' warriors more power while lowering the power level of the Resistance. Sean & Arthur are both defeated & lose Saruman & Legolas' attribute energies. As the others race to find Derek, he & Wendy battle Hector with Theoden's attribute energy at stake, while Phantom presents a proposition to Dr. Cliff.
  41. CCT: The Final Battle: Phantom offers Dr. Cliff a place by his side & the secret to warrior DNA, however, Dr. Cliff remains loyal to Zector & declares that he & Phantom are no longer father & son. A battle soon begins between Hector & Derek & Wendy, just as Phantom arrives to fight alongside Derek! Wendy is quickly taken out just as the others arrive, too late to warn Derek about the Palace sending power to mechanical warriors. Phantom brings out his Combat Gear for Smaug & easily takes down Hector, prompting Zector to enter battle. Despite their power together, Zector overpowers them with a last resort power transfer & takes Theoden's attribute energy, making the CCT system fully operational. Unfortunately, Iron Monger is completely destroyed in the process. With the CCT System fully active, the fate of New Middle Earth's residents is grim.
  42. Exodus: With the CCT System fully armed, the Resistance & Phantom head to New Middle Earth to initiate a mass evacuation. Many warriors are sent to Marty's house on Earth including the Resistance's. However, Aragorn decides to remain behind to ensure that everyone has been rescued, remarking how many lives have been lost to protect New Middle Earth such as Aslan, Arwen dying, & also the Six Mighty Warriors surrending their powers to six normal warriors. Smaug chases after Aragorn, refusing to allow Aragorn to throw away his life while Smaug still has a score to settle with Aragorn. Aragorn & Smaug agree to destroy the CCT System themselves. However, their powers are not enough. So, in a last attempt, Aragorn lifts the CCT System from the ground & lifts it up into the atmosphere. Just as the CCT System detonates, Aragorn hears Arwen's voice telling him to not give up & that he cannot die yet. Aragorn, given new determination, absorbs the attribute energies from the CCT System & evolves while easily destroying the CCT System. He returns to New Middle Earth, greeted happily by everyone excluding Phantom & Smaug. Wendy questions Phantom on their terms of partnership, but Phantom declares that he works alone. Phantom returns to his ship & leaves, but not before Smaug declares his continuing rivalry with Aragorn.
  43. Shadow Data Attack: With the CCT System destroyed & New Middle Earth safe once more, the warriors are all moved back to New Middle Earth from Marty's house. The warriors thank the Resistance as they depart for Marty's house while Charles remains on Xena in case the Xenos reveal themselves. Bryan, Wendy & Arthur decided to stay on Earth to train & head to Derek's house for dinner. However, Marty calls them saying that a strange ghost data has appeared in Chess Combat Interspace in the form of unknown warriors. Everyone heads into Chess Combat Interspace & meets four warriors that even Aragorn doesn't recognize! The warriors do not communicate, so Bryan suggests battling with them. Marty creates a digital copy of Bryan so his challenger, Achilles, has a partner combatter. The battle does not go so well for Bryan, & things get even worse when Avatar Bryan whips out Combat Gear for Achilles! Achilles defeats Bryan & Tutankhamen & destroys the field of Chess Combat Interspace. Everyone begins suspecting that Phantom may have sent the shadow data.
  44. Phantom's Last Stand: While wondering where the warriors from Chess Combat Interspace came from, Wendy has just about given up hope on waiting for Phantom. Then, Phantom & Smaug telepathically contacts Derek & Aragorn to challenge them to one final match. Aragorn uses his Jewel of Perfection powers to locate Phantom & teleports them to his location. The match begins & Aragorn appears to have the upper hand, that is until Smaug whips out his Double Destroyer Combat Gear, which gives Aragorn a hard time. In their final fight, Aragorn calls on the power of his friends & defeats Smaug. Phantom & Smaug admit defeat & admit that Derek & Aragorn are the best fighters. Aragorn didn't care about being number 1. Phantom decides to take off his mask & "work with the best rather than against him". Phantom becomes Kevin again & Wendy hugs him out of joy.
  45. Fusion Confusion: While Kevin has easily settled in as the newest member of the Resistance, with the exception of a jealous Arthur. Due to failure, King Zector abuses his son then Maya tries to stand up for him. However, King Zector rejects her until Hector places the blame on Professor Cliff. King Zector agrees to pit the blame on Wendy's dad. Professor Cliff discovers the secrets of the DNA code as well as where the transmission originated from. Meanwhile, Marty analyzes the same data, as well as the one Kevin received anonymously & discovers they are identical. Kevin then suggests to construct Combat Gear for Aragorn. Aragorn denies at first, feeling it would be wrong being part machine but Kevin assures him that the Combat Gear will be constructed from Aragorn's own DNA. This along with the lasting Xenos threat, Aragorn agrees, but must undergo a battle to test the virtual prototype. They enter Chess Combat Interspace & Kevin volunteers to use Hawk Girl & St. Golemo to battle Derek & Aragorn as Phantom! When Derek equips the gear, Aragorn struggles with it as his body is rejecting the Combat Gear. However, Aragorn continues to push forward & wins the battle, but nearly passes out due to the amount of power needed to control JetTron. Fortunately, enough data was gathered to construct Combat Gear that would not harm Aragorn's body. Sean & the other Checkmaters hope that Kevin finishes Aragorn's Combat Gear before King Zector & the Xenos do. The episode ends with Professor Cliff telling King Zector about his ultimate weapon against the Checkmaters. King Zector agrees with his research.
  46. Vincent's Revolt: Kevin, Marty & Wendy work on constructing Aragorn's Combat Gear. However, Kevin notices that Wendy is distracted. Wendy admits that she wishes their father would come around like Kevin did so they could be a family. Kevin doubts he will but offers Wendy Gary's robotic bee to contact him. She does so & asks him to change sides, but Dr. Cliff angrily refuses. Meanwhile, King Zector changes his plan to destroy any living thing that stands in his way. Vincent finds this plan goes too far & leaves the Xenos to return home while Maya wishes him luck. However, his home is no longer what it used to be. Vincent meets some children who still see him as their hero despite the things he did as a member of the Xenos & even promises to teach them how to combat. As the children leave, Prince Hector appears & a battle quickly follows & Vincent easily takes the victory. Hector is furious & throws a grenade that opens a dimensional portal beneath Vincent, sending him into a far dimension. As Vincent sinks into the portal, he vows that Hector will get what's coming to him for all the suffering he has caused innocent people. While JetTron has successfully been completed, King Zector is glad to hear that Vincent has been taken care of, he warns the others that they will suffer the same fate if they cross him.
  47. Payback: While the Resistance celebrates the success with Aragorn's Combat Gear, the Xenos begin to finish their plans for planetary domination. Lance remembers how nice Lauren was to him & worries that she may be one of the casualties. So, he copies the data for the Alternative System & heads to Minnesota to give it to Lauren. At first he hesitates, fearing that she may still be mad at him, but before he can make another move, Hector appears & vows to destroy Lance. During the battle, Hector implies that he wishes to leave the Xenos as well since he is mad that Lance has a choice to leave whereas he does not. Despite putting up a good fight, Lance is defeated & suffers the same fate as Vincent. Before being completely dragged into the warp hole, Lance throws his glove with the chip inside in hopes that Lauren will find it. After finishing cooking, Lauren heads to find her grandfather & sees the results of Lance's battle with Hector as well as finds his glove & the chip. Lauren gives the chip to her grandfather who insists they must show it to Derek & the others. When Kevin asks how Lauren found it, she replied that Lance must have left it for her, but sadly adds that he may not be alive. Though the data suggests the Xenos Alternative System is incomplete, Kevin states they will require the warrior DNA & Combat Gear data that they currently have, making them targets for the Xenos once more.
  48. Maya's Meltdown - King Zector sends Maya to retrieve the plans for the alternative weapon from the Checkmaters. Shade Prankster accompanies her for backup, & they easily infiltrate Marty's mansion. After some searching, they discover it is a trap planned by the Checkmaters. While Shade Prankster is defeated by Kevin, Maya is able to hold Wendy hostage in order to blackmail the Checkmaters into giving them the plans. Kevin agrees, & takes them down an elevator to the location of the plans. However, this is a trap, as it leads to the Chess Combat Interspace. Kevin & Wendy team up to battle Shade Prankster & Maya, with the stipulation being that if Maya & Shade lose, they will join the Checkmaters. Kevin is able to easily defeat Shade, leaving just Maya. Just as Maya is about to directly attack Wendy, Kevin intervenes. Wendy tells her brother she can handle it, & Kevin withdraws from the battle. Wendy is able to overcome Maya & win. Maya throws a grenade that creates a warp hole at Kevin & Wendy, hoping to trap them. Instead it crashes Chess Combat Interspace, trapping the four of them in it.
  49. An Heir to Spare - With Chess Combat Interspace beginning to collapse on itself, Wendy & Kevin attempt to save Maya & Shade, despite her wishes to die rather than face dishonorment. Before she can change her mind, she & Shade fall into the Death Ball's portal while Wendy & Kevin are extracted from Chess Combat Interspace safely. Meanwhile, King Zector learns of Maya & Shade's fall & blames their lose, as well as the Resistance obtaining the Alternative data, on his son Prince Hector who he has tortured as a result. Later that night, Hector has a dream in which Vincent & Lance appear to him & tell him to take down his father & take the throne for himself. Though frightened by the dream, it motivates him to fight against his father. Meanwhile, Zector's warrior Iron Monger has been repaired & synchronized with the Alternative System. Hearing this, Hector challenges his father & Prof. Cliff transports them to the arena. Though Hector quickly gains the upper hand, he is no match for Zector's Iron Monger Assail Mode. He loses & Zector admits that they were never meant to be father & son & has Hector imprisoned. While in his cell, Vincent & Lance reappear telling him to overthrow Zector. Hector shouts he will defeat his father... while Gary Grant, presumed to have been killed in episode 39, listens from another cell.
  50. Ultimate Weapon - Hector discovers that a fellow prisoner is none other than Gary Grant, who was presumed dead in episode 39. Meanwhile, Robin, Jenny & Wendy prepare a cake for Kevin to officially celebrate his joining of the Resistance. However, Kevin's mind lingers elsewhere, something that Wendy notices but Kevin brushes it off. Derek suggests that instead of waiting for Zector's attack, they storm the palace. Kevin, however, is too impatient & takes his ship to the Xenal Palace on his own. A battle quickly ensues & Gary feels that Phantom needs his help, so he tricks Hector into battling so their warriors can free them from their cells & Gary leaves to help Phantom while Hector is left on his own. When Zector nearly defeats Phantom, Gary arrives in the nick of time, shocking Phantom who is happy finding out that Gary had survived. Partway through the battle, Prof. Cliff informs Zector that the Alternative System, a giant airship modeled after Iron Monger, is complete & targets Phantom & Smaug for a test fire. The blast sends Phantom's ship flying & takes a huge chunk out of a small planetoid. Phantom & Gary are able to escape the impact. Iron Monger links with the Alternative System & King Zector declares his quest for intergalactic domination to begin.
  51. All For One - With Kevin having gone to the palace & having no way to find it, the Resistance are stuck. Luckily, Lauren & Dr. Frodo arrive & use the teleportation signature left behind by Shade & Maya to back track to the palace. Meanwhile, Zector continues his attack, forcing Phantom & Gary to retreat & come up with a plan of counter attack. The Resistance are saddened to hear that Eowyn & Tree Beard do not wish to participate on the assault of the palace due to the fact that they know their limitations (which are lower than the rest of the team) & it would irresponsibly put Robin & Jenny in danger. All of a sudden, Dr. Frodo locks onto the palace's coordinates & the Resistance - minus Robin, Jenny & Lauren - head for the battle & arrive just in time to see Smaug & Goliath in trouble. However, the Alternative is far more powerful than any of them could have ever imagined (because despite the amount of damage they did, which was a pretty decent amount, the Alternative still repaired itself with Iron Monger). Kevin realizes that because Prof. Cliff built the Alternative, that he must be inside & asks Wendy if she wants to confront him, which she does. Then, Kevin uses a new Combat Gear, the Bazooka, on Smaug, in hopes that it will even out the playing field. Kevin blows a hole in the Alternative, & he & Wendy enter the machine.
  52. Final Fury - With the battle against the Alternative pressing on, Hector shows up to lend a hand. Meanwhile, Prof. Cliff receives a video transmisson from a faraway world just as Wendy & Kevin arrive to make one final appeal. Once the Checkmaters realize that Wendy & Kevin are missing, they deduce that the siblings may have found a way inside, so Derek uses JetTron to blast a hole in the Alternative while Gary & Marty stay behind to guard the rear. Gary & Goliath are nearly beaten when Hector steps in & saves him. Sean, having suggested to find the Power Reactor of the Alternative & having memorized the blueprints of the machine, leads the Resistance through the Alternative. However, they are all quickly caught in a trap against four mysterious warriors, unrecognized by Aragorn. While Wendy pleads with her father to abandon his evil plans with Zector, Derek & the others destory the four unknown warriors as well as the Power Reactor. As they make their escape, Prof. Cliff saves Wendy from falling debris, but is trapped on the ship & Hector captures his father, forcing them both to "go down with the ship". Prof. Cliff returns to his computer & finds that the video he received depicts warriors in war. After the Alternative is destroyed, the Resistance go their separate ways as Kevin & Gary thank Derek for showing them the error of their ways. Three weeks later, Marty has completely repaired Chess Combat Interspace & uses Gill-Man to test him while Sean uses Hawk Girl & Derek sticks with Aragorn. Then, they are approached by a boy named Rain.
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