#52 - Beybattle for the Ages
Go! Shoot!! (GO!シュート!!)
Dec 29, 2003(JST)
Brooklyn's power has generated a giant vortex in the sky that is wreaking havoc on the city. Buildings are crumbling everywhere. The entire world is being enveloped by the growing darkness. As Kaichou watches the game via TV at the hospital, Yuri begins showing signals of reaction to the real world. Takao and Brooklyn carry out a massive battle midair. The military try to interfere, but Brooklyn has Zeus send their aircraft towards the havoc. Takao flies towards the havoc and hacks into Brooklyn's mind, where two different sides of Brooklyn are opposed. Takao realizes Brooklyn has always been alone because he has always won, so the other kids never wanted to fight with him. When reasoning fails, the pair continue their battle above the ever-crumbling city. Hiro realizes Brooklyn's power is getting way out of hand and tells everyone else to leave. However, Takao's friends will stay for him. After seeing this, Garland realizes the BEGA bladers have never been friends, and, in tears, realizes he has never helped Brooklyn. As they release their final attacks, Max has Draciel join Dragoon's tornado. Yuri then finally awakens and has Wolborg unleash its special attack on Zeus. Brooklyn then realizes Takao is not alone. Rei and Kai join in and the powers of all bitbeasts combined make Takao's beyblde evolve, creating the ultimate beyblade. Their final clash manages to take down Brooklyn's dimension, unveiling a destroyed city. Most people are confused, but when they see Dragon and Zeus are still spinning, they run to see the match. Takao's and Brooklyn's friends start cheering for their respective team mates, and even Blader DJ succumbs to the heat of the moment and lets go of his microphone, cheering just like another spectator. Boris emerges from a pile of rocks and laments the destruction of his BEGA skyscraper. When he sees dozens of fans running towards him, he thinks they are willing to greet him, but they simply stampede him and keep walking towards their real goal - the battle. A dog also pees on him and a bird poops on his face, but these two scenes were cut from the English dub and the versions based on it. Boris laments they do not recognize the efforts he had put in BEGA, but Hiro appears and explains he has only coached BEGA bladers for Takao and his friends to have a higher skill level to achieve. Boris kneels down as he realizes it's over for him. Hiro reflects on how his little brother has evolved as a blader and leaves with tears of pride. Kaichou and a recovered Yuri approach the match, and Yuri and Kai exchange smiles. As for the battle, Takao and Brooklyn head for a final clash, and both beyblades take off towards the sky, with the outcome of the match never revealed. Months later, the city is still recovering from the destruction caused by Brooklyn's mind. Kaichou's BBA league restarts, but in a much more modest form, with its headquarters being a small house under a bridge. Takao and Kai rest on a hill and Takao wants to pay his promise to Kai and have a rematch. As the crowd gather around them, they prepare their beyblades (Kai's beyblade is never shown; Dranzer Hard Metal was completely destroyed after his previous clash with Brooklyn) and the episode ends with an image of Dranzer and Dragoon staring at each other.
The anime ends here in the English dub and the versions based on it, but in the original Japanese dub and the versions based on it, images of almost every team and major character that appeared in the series are shown. Bahuzu are seen in a forest with their coach; Mystel plucks some fruits from a tree, Ming-Ming holds a concert watched by an excited Kyojyu, Moses and his recovered sister Monica; Brooklyn rests with some animals while Garland watches from the window of a mansion, where he is practicing with a new haircut; Neo Borg walk by a crowd of cheering fans in Russia, reunited with their old member Ian; Hiro coaches some kids in beyblading; the Saint Shields are shown in a field; Kane, Salima, Jim and Goki are seen coming out of a plane; F Sangre have a two-on-two battle against King and Queen in a stadium, and so do Matilda and Aaron against Robert and Oliver; Rick battles Hiruta in an alley; Johnny, Enrique, Miguel and Claude have an unexplained problem with the Dark Bladers in a corridor; the PPB All Starz and Judy Mizuhara greet Steve in an hospital where he is being treated for a broken foot; a short-haired Zeo is seen with a violin in his hands looking through a window, with his Cerberus Beyblade near him; Romero, Takao's grandfather, Hiromi, teacher Kinkaid, Max's father and Kyojyu's parents are seen in Kyojyu' parents' restaurant; the Manga exclusive characters Hikaru Tomoji, Kennosuke Shishi and Tenmaru Shishi make a cameo appearance, and the season ends with an image of Takao, Kai, Rei, Max, Daichi and Kyojyu.