Fire Robo (MRR)
|This article is about the Machine Robo Rescue character. For other uses, see Fire Robo (disambiguation).|
He is Leader Robo of the Fire Team and his Robo Master is Arias "Ace" Honoh. He can combine with his Aider Robo Supporter Robo to form Hyper Fire Robo. He has an affectionate bond with the Aider Robos, referring to them as "his ladies".
As a Leader Robo he is capable of summoning a ZONE. In Hyper Mode he can use Finger Flash, Hydro Splasher and Hose attacks.
Fiction[edit | edit source]
Machine Robo Rescue cartoon[edit | edit source]
- Voice actor: Ryōtarō Okiayu
Fire Robo was one of the first Machine Robo to be activated. When a fire broke out at the Landmark Tower, Taiyoh Ohzora cajoled Jet Robo into flying out, to the incredulity of Police Robo, Fire Robo and Drill Robo. Due to his ambition to become a fire-fighter, Ace soon found himself drawn to Fire Robo. When a forest fire threatened a chemical factory the Red Wings team deployed in Wing Liner, with the Fire Team tackling the flames on the ground while the Jet Team dropped canisters of extinguishing foam from above. He and Ace tried to get to the heart of the fire but were waylaid by a Gura Gorro. Ace initiated a ZONE and with help from the Aider Robo, Fire Robo was able to fight the attacker and then defeat him once in Hyper Mode. The Fire Team were dispatched in Wing Liner to follow the out-of-control Sky Dolphin plane and were placed on standby when Taiyoh brought it in to land, but ultimately were not needed. Fire Robo was later dragged into helping the cadets search for Laura, the missing cat of a young boy from Tokyo called Hideki. When a Gura Gorro tried to take advantage of the hunt to blast out a bridge he joined Police Robo and Drill Robo in using his back to cover the gap for traffic. He later joined the MRR's efforts to deal with the eruption of Kaga Mountain, firstly fighting fires on the ground then using his Hyper Mode to help Daichi to fell empty buildings in order to contain the lava. Following the successful rescue, Ace was confirmed as his permanent Robo Master.
He later joined the effort to save climbers on Himaru Mountain and later to combat a fire in Ōguchi Valley. There Fire Robo and Jet Robo used an EX Combination, which not only gave Fire Robo the ability to fly through the Sky Robo but allowed Jet to locate and drive off the attacking Stealth Robo. He was soon called into action when a drill at an industrial complex was escalated into a fully-blown emergency thanks to the meddling of Charmy Sato. This gave an opening to a Gura Gorro, but after Ace was able to activate Fire Robo's Hyper Mode the Disaster was defeated. During mock battles at the MRR open day he was able to defeat Gyro Robo but subsequently lost a bout with Police Robo. Red Wings were called into action when Jay and Stealth Robo attacked the Machine AI Laboratory; however, Fire Robo was ambushed by the cloaked Disaster on arrival. After being taken along to Nanagahake in order to collect patient Hisashi, Fire Robo had another run-in with Stealth, who started a forest fire, and tried to contain him in a ZONE but had little success against his now Hyper Mode-capable opponent until Drill Robo arrived to back him up. Despite a gruelling schedule Red Wings were called to Marine Park when a Gura Gorro attacked the amusement park and interfered with Drill Robo's attempts to hold the structure in place. Fire Robo took over until Gear Dump Robo was ready to help with the structural support. He later joined the other Machine Robo in being bemused by new recruit Submarine Robo's reluctance to join the others in the hangar. He later joined Jet Robo in combatting a blaze at an industrial complex, where they once again used an EX Combination to allow both to fly and extinguish the blaze.
Red Wings were later dispatched to the Ikaros 1 orbital spaceport to help with realignment of satellites, but once again they came under attack from Stealth Robo. Jet and Taiyoh set out to stop them while the Fire Team tried to bring the fires onboard the station under control; thanks to Ace's careful strategy they were able to do so, though Jet and Taiyoh were shot down and crashed on Minamitobi Island. Along with Gyro Robo, he was dispatched to deal with a tower block fire caused by the new Disasters commander, Colonel Hazard. After Red Wings were summoned to combat a fire at an industrial complex, Fire Robo was stunned to find the cause was a dark copy of himself made by Hazard from data recorded by Stealth Robo. While he called up a ZONE to fight his doppelganger things went from bad to worse as BL Fire Robo promptly took control of the Aider Robo and turned them against him. Fire Robo was left defeated and depressed, as was Ace. Both were still brooding over the loss when Hazard unveiled his next plan, using his Catfish to cause earthquakes in South America. Fire Robo, Drill Robo and Police Robo were loaded onboard the newly completed Machine Commander. Despite the presence of BL Fire Robo he and Ace were able to focus on the task in hand while Police Robo held the BL Machine Robo off, and once the fires caused were under control Fire Robo entered the fray and reclaimed his Supporter Robo, while Machine Commander Robo was able to destroy the Catfish. However, due to maintenance Fire Robo was unable to attend a ceremony recognising the Red Wings Machine Robo at the Space Agency, with Jet Robo instead collecting the gigantic certificate on behalf of both of them. He joined the other Leader Robo in embarrassing Makoto Aikawa by making a huge banner to wish him luck on his date with Aki Saotome.
When the small town of Hinosuke was threatened by a landslide, Fire Robo joined the rescue efforts in Machine Commander, helping pump water away from the flood defences. He later joined in the drills Taiyoh had learnt from Takezo Okano. When Red Wings were dispatched to search for survivors of a plane crash in the Amazon Taiyoh and Ace, along with a young boy named Ricky, became lost in the jungle, Fire Robo helped look for them. However, he was waylaid by the arrival of BL Fire Robo, now with his own BL Aider Robo. The fight was uneven until Wing Liner Robo destroyed the device Hazard was using to block MRR communications, allowing Jet to find Ace, who ordered Fire Robo into Hyper Mode. He soon gained the upper hand against Hyper BL Fire Robo, but was left stunned when his opposite number destroyed the BL Aider Robo just to cover his escape. Fire Robo visited the Machine AI Laboratory to have maintenance checks carried out, and joining his fellow Leader Robo in bemusement when he found the Professor and the cadets engaged in a bizarre salute initiated by Sayuri Suizenji. Following the defection of Jay and Stealth Robo, Fire Robo found the rebuilt V Stealth Robo's lack of team spirit off-putting. However the new arrival would later prove his worth in helping Machine Commander Robo defeat BL Fire Robo. Fire Robo joined the callout when Hayami Heavy Industries came under Gura Gorro attack. Along with the other Leader Robo, Fire Robo was disabled by a freak resonance when the liner Poseidon's engine was damaged by a collision with an oil tanker near Rescue Headquarters. The cadets swung into action with just the Supporter Robo while the Professor worked on the problem. After Hazard tried to use the Sunrise 1 satellite against Earth, Jet Robo was launched onboard Machine Commander in response, though the crisis was resolved by Jay and V Stealth Robo.
As Kaiser-G's plans reached fruition and he threatened an island off Japan all of MRR were scrambled to try and stop him, though Fire Robo was as helpless as the others against the villain's powers. After Jet and V Stealth Robo were knocked into a volcano the rest of MRR were forced to withdraw and deal with the catastrophes caused by Kaiser-G triggering numerous other volcanos on the Pacific ring of fire. Fire Robo was again part of the response when Kaiser-G moved on to Tokyo but was again powerless to intervene, though Hyper Shuttle Robo and Machine Commander V were ultimately able to deflect the meteorite Tartarus from a collision course with Earth and then finally destroy the Disasters' creator.
Toys[edit | edit source]
Machine Robo Rescue[edit | edit source]
Rescue Combination[edit | edit source]
- Fire Robo (2003)
- ID number: 04
- Accessories: none
- Fire Robo was released in Bandai's Machine Robo Rescue toyline in February 2003, and converts from robot to fire engine mode. The toy was packed with four near-identical Aider Robo Supporter Robo, which can combine with the robot mode to form Hyper Fire Robo. The robot mode head is styled on a firefighter's traditional 'Napoleonic' helmet. Only the number on the chest of each Support Robo is different, but they are designed so that either can form an arm or a leg for the Hyper Mode. Due to the line's emphasis on compatibility these can be switched with any other Supporter Robo. Fire Robo has articulation at the shoulders. The set retailed at ¥2500. Fire Robo was later recoloured as BL Fire Robo.
- Like the rest of Machine Robo Rescue, Fire Robo was not released outside of Japan.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
DX Machine Robo Rescue[edit | edit source]
- Fire Robo (2003)
- Part of the first series of DX Machine Robo Rescue candy toys, Fire Robo was a non-converting plastic model of the character in Hyper Mode configuration with limited painted details. The arms and legs could be detached and switched with the limbs of any other figure in the range. The figure also came with small unpainted versions of Fire Robo in both his robot and fire engine modes. It was later recoloured as BL Fire Robo for the second series of figures. Each blind-boxed figure retailed at ¥300.
Sortie! Machine Robo Rescue Real Collection[edit | edit source]
- Fire Robo (2003)
- Part of the first series of Sortie! Machine Robo Rescue Real Collection figurines, Fire Robo was a non-converting model of the character in Hyper Mode configuration with painted details. The arms and legs could be detached and switched with the limbs of any other figure in the range. It was again later recoloured as BL Fire Robo for the second series of figures. Each blind-boxed figure retailed at ¥200.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Supplemental material gives Fire Robo's height as 7.3m and weight as 11.9t, with Hyper Fire Robo's height as 12.7m and weight as 48.0t.