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Blue Impulse (ブルー・インパルス) is a tag team made up of Kinnikuman and Robin Mask.

About

Blue Impulse is a tag-team formed by Kinnikuman and Robin Mask for the final match between the Kinnikuman Team and the Zebra Team. During the match, Kinnikuman Zebra tells Blue Impulse of the time he was forced to kill his pet zebra in order to enter the Chojin Association.

The match would end with Robin Mask shattering Parthenon from the inside and killing him with a Robin Special before Kinnikuman finishes off Kinnikuman Zebra by reversing the Muscle Inferno with help from the ghost of Kinnikuman Zebra's pet zebra.

Story

The Survivor Match for the Kinniku Throne proceeds as expected, until the match between Team Zebra and Team Kinnikuman, at which point Parthenon attempts a Guillotine Drop on Ramenman. [1] Kinnikuman intervenes to stop the attack, at which point Kinnikuman and Robin Mask declare that they will fight on his behalf. Zebra agrees to turn the final match between both teams into a tag-match. He attacks with a Saint Muscle Punch, followed by a Mephisto Punch, until Kinnikuman uses a kick to make Zebra punch himself in the face. [1] Zebra and Kinnikuman continue to fight a clean fight, as they lock arms in the ring in a contest of strength. [2] Zebra attempts a bridge, before launching Kinnikuman into a corner post, which is followed by a German Suplex. This is followed by a Japanese Leg-Room and a Pile-Driver.

Robin Mask sneaks behind Zebra with a choke-hold, while Kinnikuman is incapacitated. Robin Mask and Kinnikuman proceed to use an Anglo-Japan Cross-Bomber. Parthenon then uses a drop-kick to knock away Kinnikuman, and Zebra - usually a clean fighter (White Form) - steps into Parthenon's shadow, where his stripes cover most of his body and his brutal side emerges (Black Form). [2] Zebra then reels Kinnikuman in with a rope and delivers a series of Savannah Punches, followed by a Thoroughbred Hook. [3]

It is revealed Zebra has been punching while holding iron balls, and it is explained he has two personalities within: good and evil. Kinnikuman Zebra unleashes a flying-headbutt, which is made worse by a nail placed under his mask, but - on a second attempt at a flying-headbutt - Robin Mask carries Kinnikuman safely out of harm's way. The force of Zebra's headbutt is concentrated on the ring, where he cracks open a fissure along the canvas, which divides the ring in two. He proceeds to use a Brutal Art: Canvas Presser. [3]

Kinnikuman and Robin Mask survive due to Kinnikuman's Face-Flash. [3]

Zebra throws Parthenon at Kinnikuman, who proceeds to bounce him in the air over and over with his abdominal muscles, and Kinnikuman then attempts a Muscle Spark (one of the Kinniku Clan's 3 Great Techniques). [4] This is countered by Parthenon's Destroyer technique, and Zebra states that Kinnikuman no longer has his Fire of Inner Strength; Zebra then performs the Muscle Inferno (another one of the Kinniku Clan's 3 Great Techniques) on Suguru. Kinnikuman is left incapacitated on the canvas.

Parthenon tries to petrify Kinnikuman with a Human Body Fossil Seal, but Robin Mask uses his Unicorn Head to tag into the match. This results in Robin Mask being sealed inside one of Parthenon's pillars. [4] Kinnikuman is revived by Robin Mask's support, along with the support of his friends, which invokes his Friendship Power. [5] Kinnikuman uses one of the ropes to drag fossils from the canvas, which are thrown at Parthenon, and proceeds to use a front-headlock on both Parthenon and Zebra, and uses a Double Brain-Buster of Friendship and a Double Camel-Clutch. Parthenon counters with a Temple Rubble Demolition.

Parthenon then casts a shadow on Kinnikuman, which removes his sense of justice and makes him turn on his friends, but - in the process - Zebra turns back to his "White Self" and becomes good. It is revealed Kinnikuman is merely acting evil, while Zebra is unable to return to his "Black Self", and this is due to the power of justice emanating from Robin Mask inside Parthenon. [5] Robin Mask breaks free from Parthenon, by igniting the methane gas with the Anoalo Fire, and uses a Tower Bridge on Parthenon. [6]

This snaps all six of Parthenon's pillars. [7] The top-half of Parthenon continues to live, and this prompts Robin Mask to use a Robin Special, but - on Parthenon's death - money shoots out of his corpse. Robin Mask is too fatigued to continue, and is taken out of the ring by Ramenman. This leaves Kinnikuman to attack Zebra. Kinnikuman attacks first, where he tries his Kinniku Driver, but Zebra counters with a Goodbye Kinniku-Driver. He proceeds to offer Robin Mask and Ramenman a place on his team for $5bn. They refuse, even for higher amounts, and state that their Calluses of Friendship prove their loyalty to Kinnikuman. [7]

Zebra throws Kinnikuman out of the ring, but he is saved by Robin Mask and Ramenman, as they use a Handshake of Friendship. [7] They toss him back into the ring with their Friendship Power. [8] Zebra grabs one of the corner-posts and starts to rapidly attack Kinnikuman over and over, despite Kinnikuman being incapacitated on the canvas, but he stops as he is still affected by the power of justice that Robin Mask infected him with (during the earlier round, where he emitted light from Parthenon). [8]

Kinnikuman uses a Screw Kick, until Zebra uses the same move that he used to kill Kid: the Muscle Inferno. In the midst of the attack, Kinnikuman mentions how afraid Kid must have felt, and Zebra starts to see the spirit of Kid behind him, while Kinnikuman allows the attack to continue (possessed by Kid). Kinnikuman counters at the last moment with Rodeo Skip. He follows with an Incomplete Muscle Spark, and Kinnikuman reveals Kid sacrificed himself in the past for Zebra's sake (as opposed to the Muscle Spark being a perfect move), and - without such loyalty - Kinnikuman was able to easily counter the attack. [8]

Kinnikuman dyes his white cape with Zebra's blood, before advancing to the finals in Osaka. [8]

Career Record

Win/Loss Record

Techniques

Japanese/English Cross Bomber (日英クロス・ボンバー Nichiei Kurosu Bonbā)

A variant of the Cross Bomber done by Robin Mask and Kinnikuman

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kinnikuman: Chapter 315
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kinnikuman: Chapter 316
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kinnikuman: Chapter 317
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kinnikuman: Chapter 318
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kinnikuman: Chapter 319
  6. Kinnikuman: Chapter 319-320
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Kinnikuman: Chapter 320
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Kinnikuman: Chapter 321
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