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Sym-Bionic Titan 1.4: Phantom Ninja

Lance, the royal guard, gets bored with High School life, decides to become a nightly vigilante. Oh this ain't going to end up being good for the trio in the end.



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Credits & Solicit Info:


Cast

Kevin Thoms as Lance "Lunas"
Tara Strong as llanna "Lunas"
Brian Posehn as Octus/Newton
Don Leslie as General Modula
John DiMaggio as King/Various Characters



Review:


Oh goodie more character expansion with Illana and Lance (though I say more focus with the later). Here we get Lance bored with current Earth life and decides to spice it up with some vigilante fun. Alas his antics get the attention of Modula's latest creature a smaller assailant than the usual kaiju flavor.
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Again yet another episode surprises me and I have to say I'm fully hooked into this show now. The characters (well save for Illana, but hopefully she gets a bigger spotlight soon) get more vast depth with this time more Lance getting his royal guard status padded fully. Honestly of the three to get fully bored with their current life it be Lance and finally we get that episode of him venting. Of course said ways would also prove a problem with the latest assassin Modula sends.
Speaking of that beard stroking fiend, we get more looks into the home-world situation and it truly is bleak. I'm beginning to wonder just how these "minor" victories the Titan is winning with Modula almost ready to strangle the remaining resistance that's left (even more so after the massive defeat from the second episode). I almost wonder when the rebel force will hear about these victories more other than the princess's death not being proclaimed.
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My favorite part would be Lance vs. the Die Hard terrorists (I kid you not. The bank robbers he fights all are patterned after the terrorists from the original Die Hard from Has Gruber to Karl and his team that hunts John McClane throughout the movie). We get to see Lance's skills put to their best test and then humorously dealing with the robbers with his knightly armor.
Of course the other highlight is the uberly creepy assassin sent which goes into a person's mouth and um well go watch the episode for yourself. It's icky way he finds info. Plus unlike the other two, this creature shown tonight has some serious threat appeal unlike the others even if he's so much smaller. You get the better feel that Modula is so not kidding around this time unlike the previous two attempts.
In anycase, it's also a brilliant way to show Modula go with different ways of silencing the rebel side. Other than of course a full attack force against the trio. I'm starting to understand why he's sending only one creatures in given it's his way of being cocky and also crushing the remaining resistance that's around (as shown in the beginning of this episode).
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About the only problem I see in this would be Ilana's subplot with her attempting to get a more healthier food in the cafeteria. The subplot bored me, but I kind of understood why she be doing what she's doing. She's a princess, she wouldn't stand for this fiflth they call food. Also it surprised me the lack of Solomon in this episode, with Lance doing what he did in this episode. It got the attention of the assassin and Octus. Why not Solomon as well? In anycase, Sym-Bionic Titan still the quality of the series is improving. All it needs is that standout episode where things can really get going.

4 out of 5





Review by: Zechs
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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Character Spotlight, and Cartoon Reviews. He's also an aspiring comic book writer trying to get some of his works published on the Outhouse. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.

 


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