Buddy Complex Season 1 Episode 9

With the Luxon in heavy repair, Aoba begins to remember what happened on the island with Hina Ryazon. Captain Gengo Kuramitsu, meanwhile, apologizes to Vice-Admiral Richardson for the crew’s continued delay. While scolding them the Vice-Admiral is interrupted by Doctor Alessandro Fermi, the creator of the coupling system, who hacked into the telecommunication between the two. Upon the intrusion, Alessandro greets the crew personally arriving on The Crane, a coupling research ship. Getting straight to the point, he asks for a demonstration, between Aoba and Dio, of their coupling prowess. Delighted at what he sees, Dio and Aoba couple for a full length of time.

Noticing that Aoba wasn’t acting himself, Dio questions him about what happened on the island. Predicting that Aoba had met with Hina, Aoba denies it stubbornly, causing Dio to punch him. The two get into a short scuffle and are immediately placed into the jail cells to calm down. Doctor Fermi, coming to greet the two, further explains to them how the coupling system operates. Informing them that even the tiniest lag in mental lapses could cease the coupling immediately and to prevent this, the thoughts are transmitted a nano-second into the future. Leaving the two confused, the Doctor simply parts with them with hopes for their continued teamwork.

Discussing the matter of mass-producing the Coupling Valiancers, both Elvira Hill and Alessandro both regretted to inform Captain Gengo that they are not yet into those stages of development, despite the enemy highly coveting the technology. This discussion led reference to Doctor Wilhelm Hahn, who defected to The Zogilia Republic.

Meanwhile, on the Vajra, Doctor Hahn warns Margaret O’Keefe that he suspects that she has only one more chance to capture the prototype Valiancer. In agreeance, she personally embarks on the mission, taking Alfred Gallant and his Valiancer Unit. Coming to the battle with a plan to wait out the coupling length between Dio and Aoba, the enemy, attacks with wave after wave of missiles. However, this plan fails as the two exceed the normal coupling length destroying all of their missiles targeting them. Despite this, they were not able to save the Crane, and regrettably Doctor Fermi.

Upon returning to the Vajra, Doctor Hahn informs Margaret that she will be replaced and that they will act on Alfred’s pre-proposed plan, calling Viktor Ryazan and his men for help.

Serie: Buddy Complex

Episode Title: Coupling System

Air Date: 2014-03-03