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03 - Enter the Fire Phoenix
At the Savage Hammer base, Blake is looking over a new captured Zoid, the Buster Eagle. Oobviously not enjoying having been capture, Buster Eagle flails, to which Luke zaps the poor thing. Blake thinks the Buster Eagle will be perfect for taking down RD.
In the Mach Storm Headquarters, the team is watching a news report on Zoids fusion. Dr. Wolfgang Pierce, a Zoidologist, explains the matter and says that "All Zoids have the potential to combine." After the report ends, Dan runs in quite excited by the news, and Helmut asks him about the Changing Armor System (CAS).
Dan explains to everyone about the CAS, showing images of the Liger Zero with the Jaeger, Schneider and Panzer CAS units. He makes it sound very boring in comparison to the new discovery of Zoids Fuzors. The team still excited, except for RD, who doesn't think that Liger Zero needs to be a Fuzor. He says he and Liger Zero don't need anyone else, and walks away.
RD sits in the park and is surprised by Ciao and Deed, who are off duty. They sit down and listen to RD's concerns about fusing. Ciao pins it down that RD is afraid that if he combines with another Zoid, he'll lose control of his own destiny. Deed thinks that's ridiculous and just says that RD is afraid in general.
Back at the base, Sweet gets angry at RD for sulking and then tells him not to be so serious about everything. The others then enter to say they have a new mission to round up a wild Unenlagia herd that has been causing problems, and RD is invited to join.
Beginning the mission, Helmut explains their plans for rounding up the Unenlagia, saying they will round up the Unenlagia and herd them towards Sigma, who will capture them in energy nets. As they move out, Blake watches from his Berserk Fury up high on the rocks.
Rounding up the Unenlagia goes pretty well. Unfortunately, RD's next run out is interrupted by Blake who wants to battle. They rush at each other, RD dodging Blake's shots to aim his "Laser Claw Strike Attack" right into Blake's shield.
Helmut and Sigma finish up catching the last of the Unenlagia and wonder where RD got off to. They hear sounds from the battle and Helmut takes off to check it out, leaving Sigma behind.
RD and Blake continue their fight. As they rush each other again, they're fired on by Ciao and Deed in their PKB Zoids. It's announced that Zoid Battles are strictly prohibited in that area. Blake won't have any of it and blasts the two officers.
Suddenly, Buster Eagle appears, piloted by Luke, and it combines with Berserk Fury to make Buster Fury. Helmut finds his way closer to the battle, and manages to glimpse a mysterious bird Zoid as it flies overhead. RD tries his best to stand up to the Buster Fury, but things don't look good for him. Just as Blake is about to finish him off, the bird Zoid swoops down, surprising them both and interrupting Blake's attack. As RD searches for the Zoid's data, he finds that this new Fire Phoenix can combine with Liger Zero.
After a few more swoops, Buster Eagle starts shorting out and Blake and Luke beat a hasty retreat. RD admires the Fire Phoenix and decides that Fuzors could be a good thing. RD climbs out of his wounded Liger just as Helmut reaches the scene. Helmut tells RD he has some explaining to do, and RD tells him he's not going to believe what happened. RD plans to see the Fire Phoenix again.