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Juggler Dies!
Ultraman Orb, Episode 10
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Air date 9/10/2016
Written by Yuji Kobayashi
Directed by Suguru Tomita
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Juggler Dies! (ジャグラー死す Jagurā Shisu?) is the tenth episode of Ultraman Orb.

Summary

In exchange for Don Nostra's prized possession, the rare Ultraman Belial card, Juggler makes his last offer to defeat Ultraman Orb. However, he double-crosses Juggler and sends Alien Nackle to kill him.

Plot

The episode begins one night when Naomi returns to her team, her uncle, and Gai at SSP headquarters from another part-time job to enjoy another takoyaki party, however, Jetta, Shin, and Ittetsu all made excuses to avoid it because they didn't want to endure a fourth helping of takoyaki, leaving Naomi and recently awakened Gai to finish the seafood.

Meanwhile, in their spaceship, Jugglus Juggler displays his Enmargo Kaiju Card as a Tarot reading for Alien Nackle Nagus as a warning of sudden death for him. Nagus didn't believe it, even though he asked him to do it, and will prove him wrong someday. Jugglus was then given the Kaiju Card of Black King from Don Nostra for protection while the latter mentioned to the former about the discussion from last episode and asked him to take care of Gai/Ultraman Orb himself and take the Ultra Fusion Cards he had, much the collaborator's delight. It is soon revealed that Don Nostra's Ultraman Belial card was the reason that Juggler approached his union in the first place and that the card is important to him as the Ultra's. Juggler leaves to take on his opponent while Don Nostra supposedly held on to his promise.

Back at SSP base, Naomi struggled to pay the bills while Gai enjoyed his helping of takoyaki when Juggler showed up from out of nowhere and proclaims when the sky is most beautiful and explained the Gai that he came to take his life and then teleported out. Despite Naomi's attempts to talk him out of it, Gai went out to confront his nemesis as he explained to her that he was someone whom he had trouble getting rid of, and promised her that he will return. Back on the ship, Nagus complained to Don Nostra that Black King is his most powerful card and that he just gave it away to Juggler without his permission, but the latter explained to him that "the truly intelligent will set a tiger against a dragon and then reap the rewards", and gave Nagus a job to do.

Jugglus Juggler then arrived at a grassy field where he was confronted by his nemesis Gai, who was playing his Orbnica as he came in. As the two of them brawled in hand to hand combat, hop, Juggler remarked that the look on Gai's face reminded him of a certain day. The two of them continued fighting to end the feud once and for all. While they were fighting, Don Nostra talked to the evil one about his link with the Ultra's host. According to him, they walked separate paths, Gai with the light, and Juggler with the darkness, and he encouraged him to convince Gai that the darkness was greater than the light. Juggler knocked away Gai's Orbnica, distracting him long enough to lose the upper hand.

Juggler encouraged him to get serious and taunted him about being scared of hurting the ones he loved, which claimed to have resulted in Orb losing his true powers. Gai, however, shrugged it off and gained the upper hand on Juggler and explained that he claimed to have stopped Juggler's true plan: breaking the seals of the King Demon Beasts to resurrect the Great King Demon Beast, Maga-Orochi. Later on, Juggler used his Dark Ring to summon Black Ring while Gai transformed into Ultraman Orb in his Hurricane Slash form with his Orb Ring to stop him.

While both giants were evenly matched with each other, Orb decided to change into his Burnmite form to counter the monster's tough defense, but, the fight still ended up being evenly matched. Juggler watches the match, disappointed in the Ultra, but before he can command the monster to finish the job, he was shot in the back literally and figuratively by Nagus, the Alien Nackle assassin. After being shot in the chest, Juggler falls over and seemingly goes out in an explosion with Orb watching the whole thing. Nagus happily reported his success to Don Nostra and he commanded him to finish the job. Afterwards, the two giants finished their fight with Ultraman Orb coming out on top.

Naomi heard the door open and thoguht Gai came back, but it later turned out to be Jetta and Shin who just came back. While the two of them checked in with their timecards, Naomi cleaned up Gai's mess as he came back for real much to his and Naomi's delight.

Back on the ship, Don Nostra and Nagus were discussing about their success, despite not being able to kill Ultraman Orb, such as seemingly killing Juggler and obtaining his King Demon Beast Kaiju Cards. Nagus suggested to use the beasts to assault Earth in a new operation when he suddenly died after being impaled by a katana. That katana belonged to Jugglus Juggler, who revealed that he survived Nagus' gun by using Bemstar 's Kaiju Card. Don Nostra attacked him with his Grip Beam, but Juggler reflected the attack with his sword and later transformed into his true form. Juggler then killed Don Nostra by slashing and stabbing him with his katana, resulting in him exploding. Ultraman Belial's card flew out and Juggler obtained it, reclaimed his Demon Beast cards, and laughed as he has finally obtained the final card he needed for his plan.

Gai's Ultra Hero Special Study

  • Gai: Ultra Hero Special Study. Here's today's hero!
  • Orb Ring: Ultraman Max!
  • Gai: Hailing from Nebula M78, it's Max. He's said to be the strongest and fastest warrior. And today we're introducing...
  • Orb Ring: Juggler!
  • Gai: The guy who's been hounding me, Jugglus Juggler. He's shown his true form, but his intentions are still a mystery. Be sure to watch next time!

Cast

Guest Cast

Suit Actors

Appearances

Ultras

Kaiju/Seijin

Easter Eggs

  • This episode is a tribute to the first episode of The Return of Ultraman. The one who spoke this line is Alien Nackle Nagus, which is ironically his last words before being stabbed by Juggler.
  • Burnmite's way of defeating Black King is a tribute to Jack's method of killing Black King, where the background first shifted to red while they performing their respective killing move. It is also that Black King died in the same episode as its respective Alien Nackle masters killed.
    • For a brief moment, Orb Hurricane Slash threw his Orb Sluggers, causing Black King to deflect it without problem. This is a nod to how Jack used his Bracelet Boomerang from his Ultra Bracelet to attack Black King, only with little to no effect.

Trivia

  • This is the first episode where Ultraman Orb does not assume his Spacium Zeperion form.


Ultraman Orb Episodes
The Sunset Wanderer | The King Demon Beast of Earth | Monstrous Waters | Beware of Fire in the Midsummer Sky | A Heart That Won't Flee | The Forbidden Forest | A Future Shrouded in Fog | The Urban Merman | The Impostor Blues | Juggler Dies! | Trouble! Mama's Here! | The Dark King's Blessing | Cleanup of the Heart | Justice Out of Control | Never Say Never | An Unforgettable Place | The Holy Sword, Restored | Hard-Boiled Liver | The Demon Inside of Me | Revenge's Trigger | The Girl With the Blue Ribbon | The Blade of Darkness | The Ultimate King Devil Beast Strikes Back | The Wandering Sun

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