Mighty Fortress, Heavenly Sword - Jet Don't Die!

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Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos ep 43
"Mighty Fortress, Heavenly Sword -
Jet Don't Die!"
("honoo no tenkuu shinken. shinu na JETTO")
Production company Ashi Productions
Airdate 30 April, 1987
Written by Hideki Sonoda
Directed by Shinji Takahashi

Gadess' plans near completion as Rom finds out the truth about Garudi.

Celebration time!
Official release coming!

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Synopsis[edit | edit source]


Garudi reveals that luring Baikanfu and the others into the Gyandlar mothership throne room was a trap devised by Gadess. They are sealed in the room and Garudi charges Baikanfu, who refuses the help of the others and insists on combatting his arch-foe himself, beginning a vicious duel. Outside, the Battle Base finally launches and chases after Grujios and the Varigale-X, aided by Gattai Saurer, Mask Rock and Cross Rock. Inside the Gyandlar mother-ship Baikanfu manages to get the upper hand in battle before Diondra reveals that Garudi is Rom's brother. Garudi's flashbacks suddenly make sense to him and a stunned Baikanfu lowers his sword; Diondra urges Garudi to take the opportunity to kill Rom but he is unsure. Elsewhere in the ship, the injured Leina tries to persuade Blue Jet to go and help Rom, and he eventually gives in. However as Jet goes he is attacked by Gadess; Jet fights back despite having little chance against the Gyandlar leader, his sword shattering on Gadess' armour. Unbowed, Jet transforms and attacks again.


Gadess impales Jet, who implores Leina to escape and tries to continue the fight with the broken sword despite his injuries. Gadess shrugs him off and soon chases Leina down, trapping her on a gantry inside the ship and offering to spare her if she joins him. She refuses and attacks him but is soon subdued. Gadess shows her the battle between Rom and Garudi, crowing about the brothers trying to kill each other as Gadess' plan involves harnessing the anger of the Stol clan. Garudi is becoming more and more distracted by his memories; he realises he has been brainwashed by Gadess; Pro Truck Racer prevents Diondra from intervening by destroying her whip. Baikanfu splits him in half, releasing his brother Guardi from his imprisonment inside the Garudi armour. The watching Gadess is furious and begins melting the room they are all trapped in, causing Guardi to fall through the floor. Grujios then arrives with the Wolf Sword and the Dragon Helmet. The Battle Base has also reached the ship, allowing Kendō Robo and the rest of the Machine Robo to attack. However Gadess now has all four elements of the Hyribead while Baikanfu and the others remain trapped and Jet's life hangs in the balance...

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Kirai took his three children to Cronos, convinced it was their destiny to learn the Heavenly Punch art and stop Gadess. Guardi Stol, his oldest son, was his chosen apprentice. Kirai chose Cronos because the Wolf Swords can draw on the planet's energy. Their ship was attacked by the Gyandlar as it approached the planet and Gardi was lost in an escape pod, believed dead by the others. In fact he had been captured by Gadess, tortured and rebuilt as Garudi.

Errors[edit | edit source]

Continuity and plotting errors[edit | edit source]

  • Why Gadess gave the brainwashed Garudi a name that was an anagram of his real name is unclear.
  • As is why Rom and Leina, clearly toddlers at least in the flashbacks, have absolutely no memory of Guardi.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Laser Disc

1989Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Best Collection 2 (Toshiba EMI)
1992Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Box (Toshiba EMI)


2001Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos DVD-Box 2 (Pioneer)


2022Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos (Discotek Media, USA)