Episode FI001

The Gathering. Stop the Vengeful Toy, Mr. Friend!

(集会。復讐おもちゃ、ミスターフレンドを停止!, Shūkai. Fukushū Omocha, Misutā Furendo o teishi!)

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Everyone gathers at Dr. Cagliostro's laboratory.
Japanese themes
Opening
theme
"FIRE!" by
Kōji Wada
Ending
theme
"Missing Piece" by
Yuma Nakayama
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The Gathering. Stop the Vengeful Toy, Mr. Friend! (集会。復讐おもちゃ、ミスターフレンドを停止!, Shūkai. Fukushū Omocha, Misutā Furendo o teishi!) is the first episode of Flame Icejin: The New Frontier, which is a reboot/retelling of the original Flame Icejin by LDEJRuff.

Plot

Prologue: Long ago in a galaxy far away, a brave knight had the ability to control all the elements, and served the Order. One day, he learned that the Chancellor was leading the enemy and valiantly fought the traitor. But he lost the battle. Yet, through a mysterious miracle, he was kept alive, but had to hide in secrecy. He changed his species into one he created, becoming the first of his kind, but, in doing so, was forced to give up all but one of his elemental powers and flung them into another galaxy. The powers rested on the planet Earth, and lay dormant for thousands of years. So, our story begins...

The episode begins thousands of years later, in the City of Townsville, where, after receiving a call from the Mayor, the Powerpuff Girls (Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup Utonium) teach their bully counterparts, The Rowdyruff Boys (Brick, Boomer, and Butch), a very painful lesson. However, the fight is interrupted by a holographic video message delivered by Dr. Cagliostro. He wanted the girls and the boys to travel to his laboratory in Boston, Massachusetts, for a very important mission.

Around the same time, he sends his mutant animal team, the X-Mammals (Armadillamingkat Berkowitz, Meersnakeskin Dukes, and Warratduck Smith) to the African Serengeti and to California to recruit two meerkats (Timon, Armadillamingkat's father, Tatiana, Meersnakeskin's mother), a warthog (Pumbaa, Warratduck's father), and a group of pre-teen children (Tommy Pickles, his brother Dil, his cousin Angelica, and his friends Chuckie and Kimi Finster) to come to Boston as well.

While the gathering occurs, a strange alien space pod descends on Earth. Out of the pod comes a white-clad reptilian extraterrestrial, who happens to be of royal blood. Unfortunately for him, he crashlands atop of Dr. Cagliostro's laboratory.

During the lecture, the Doc informs the group of a robot that has the ability to change anyone and anything into toys with his ray gun. Of the Californian pre-teens, Tommy and Angelica recognize him as Mr. Friend, a toy they had trouble with ten years earlier.

They all go off to face this vengeful toy, not knowing that within a few of them, special powers deep inside them are about to awaken. Unknown to any of them, the alien follows.

Trivia

  • The opening theme, "FIRE!" by Kōji Wada, fits well with the theme of the series, and the title of the song is the anime's titular character, Frieza Cold's, elemental power.
  • Eyecatch A - Frieza Cold (red silhouette, yellow eyes)
  • Eyecatch B - The Powerpuff Girls, Timon, Pumbaa and Tatiana
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