Beyblade Wiki

Leone's Counterattack (獅子王(レオーネ)の逆襲, Reōne no Gyakushū) is the ninth episode of Beyblade: Metal Fusion and the ninth episode of the Metal Saga overall.


Tetsuya Watarigani has somehow taken the role of the leader/entertainer of the Face Hunters, or at least, is attempting to. However, Kyoya Tategami soon appears at the entrance of the warehouse, looking completely cold and emotionless. Immediately, the Face Hunters leave Tetsuya, who falls down the mountain of boxes he had been sitting on, to go welcome their real leader back. Kyoya remains indifferent though. Tetsuya tries to get credit for the role he just gave himself and tells Kyoya about Benkei and all the things he did. He challenges him to a Beybattle to determine who the leader is. At first, Kyoya does not seem to care but he soon takes out his launcher and Beyblade and they count to the launch, however, Tetsuya launches very late on purpose. He set his Beyblade at a higher spin track mode, so it momentarily pushes Rock Leone back. Unfazed, Kyoya gets his Bey to spin at the center of the area. Tetsuya falls into his trap, Dark Gasher goes back to a normal height and moves straight toward Rock Leone. Kyoya uses the wind again and his attack is so powerful that Tetsuya and the Face Hunters are sent flying; most of the building is destroyed too.

After having beaten Tetsuya, Kyoya announces the dissolution of the Face Hunters, which shocks the five Face Hunters. Tetsuya thinks that this is good news though, probably because it means the team is all to himself. All of them turn to him to look at the traitor fiercely. They chase him down around the city and Benkei helps them stop him; they tie Tetsuya up. Then, Benkei learns from them that Kyoya came and broke the Face Hunters group. Worried, the confusion he feels about Kyoya's choice makes him zone out; as Akira, Takashi and Osamu were Beyblading, he did not notice Kenta trying to make him focus by being in his face. He became very shocked reaction when he realizes Kenta's presence and the excuse he gives for leaving hastily makes Kenta doubt him, so he runs along with him to try to get him to talk. Benkei is very stubborn though, therefore Kenta is forced to challenge him to a Beybattle; if he wins, Benkei has to tell him what is wrong. In a matter of seconds, Kenta wins.

Benkei then talks about Kyoya's decision and how he does not understand it. He later goes to the warehouse in hopes of finding Kyoya. At first, he does not appear to be in the building, but he eventually comes out of the shadows. The two battle, Kyoya to prove that the Face Hunters are not worth his time any more, Benkei to try to get him back. Kyoya is extremely maniacal though: he keeps laughing crazily at the display of the immense power he now possesses thanks to his traning. Kenta, who had appeared just in time to save Benkei's Dark Bull from a vicious attack (almost being crushed by pieces of the ceiling himself), was not even able to defeat him and they soon lay on the floor, beaten. Far from being back to a normal mentality, Kyoya advances to step onto their two fallen Beyblades saying he shows mercy to no one, but Benkei rushes over and protects them with his arms and body. This however does not stop Kyoya from bringing his foot down on him and, in the end, Benkei lies unconscious while Kenta cries and tries to get him to wake up.

In the city, Gingka notices that Hikaru Hasama had been watching him teach Beybladers playing at the B-Pit, so he runs after her, eventually catching up to her. He asks her if she wants to join them, but she declines, still feeling unworthy of facing him after Kenta's victory over her. Unhappy that she would have to go, he suggests to her a Beybattle, and this obviously catches her attention. It is however, Gingka who wins by using his Starblast Attack and observing the location of the real Storm Aquario 100HF/S among the illusions. Hikaru thinks it is all over, yet she is very surprised when Gingka tells her she was a good opponent and she didn't have to leave after all.

Major Events

  • Tetsuya tries to be the leader of the Face Hunters.
  • Kyoya battles Tetsuya and wins, even though Tetsuya cheated.
  • Kyoya disbands the Face Hunters.
  • Kenta battles Benkei and wins.
  • Kenta saves Benkei in a battle against Kyoya, though Kyoya still wins against both of them.
  • Hikaru battles Gingka and loses, while learning all about a Blader's Spirit.



Featured Beybattles

Special Moves used

Differences in adaptions

  • In the original Japanese version when Benkei asked Kyoya what happened to him, he said "It was hell.", while in the English dub he said "It was terrible." Then when Kyoya was explaining to Benkei what he been through, in the original he said "I took a look at hell on Earth you couldn't even imagine!" while in the English dub he says "You can't even imagine this. The most horrifying place on Earth. I saw it, I lived it."