Episode 24Two thirds of Star Fleet Command's installations are gone, as well as the majority of its ships. Lamia awakes from her sedation, and Prof Hagen tells her what's going on. The Master appears in front of X-Bomber and demands that the crew execute Lamia in order to save the Earth. Hercules opens up on the image with laser torpedoes in frustration.
They come in range of the Master's planet and Lamia demands to be taken along - after some persuasion from Halley and Prof Hagen she transfers to the Skull as the lads take off in Dai-X in order to draw the Master's planet away from Earth. Their plan succeeds and the lads Dai-X junction.
The Master sends fighters out to meet Dai-X which opens up with eye beams for the first time. Hercules punches fighters out of the sky, and Lee opens up with a foot mounted laser! The Master detects the Skull closing in on him and orders more fighters to engage - apparently he believed Halley was dead. Kirara mans the deck gun of the Skull but is blown into space.
The Skull is in bad shape, with several gunners having been killed. Dai-X gets the fighters off the Skull's back. X-Bomber isn't involved - possibly due to the amount of damage suffered by it in the last few episodes. Dai-X closes to point blank with the Master's planet and fires X Tracers. After taking a hit that disables the torpedo launcher, Hercules uses the Chest Cannons for the first time, bombarding the fortress.
The Imperial Master orders the use of the delta laser against Dai-X. The blast knocks the lads out and sends Dai-X spinning away out of control. However, the planetary conjunction has happened - it is 3000. Lamia and Halley stand on the deck of the Skull. Halley merges with Lamia, and the Skull vanishes at the same time in a blinding light. The re-born Lamia appears on the bridge of the Imperial Master's planet as the F Zero One.
Despite F-01's threats, the Master moves his planet in to attack the Earth again. The Master and F-01 exchange words and blows as his throne room is transformed into an astral arena. The Master dwarfs F-01, using a huge sword and eye beams to attack, but F-01 counters using a power staff and her head dress to fire beams and flames at him as she flies around avoiding his attacks.
Finally the sword and staff meet and the resulting detonation destroys the Imperial Fortress Planet. F-01 survives, and Shiro, Hercules and Lee recover consciousness aboard the Dai-X. F-01/Lamia says she wants to stay, but must use her power throughout the universe to guarantee a lasting peace. She thanks everyone individually for protecting her.
F-01 vanishes. The lads say their own goodbyes, and Dai-X returns to fly alongside X-Bomber. Prof Hagen thanks Dr Benn and Captain Carter for their sacrifices.