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Tsubasa Flies Into The Dark (闇に舞う翼 Tsubasa, Dancing In The Darkness) is the 26th episode of Beyblade: Metal Fusion and the 180th episode of the Beyblade anime. It aired September 27, 2009 in Japan and on September 19, 2010 in the United States and features the Beyblade, Earth Eagle 145WD.


The evil Dark Nebula are searching for strong opponents in order to give their energy to Ryuga. A Beyblade tournament where the winner will earn 2000 Beypoints is commencing. Doji and Yu Tendo watch the battle. All the competitors go head-to-head when and all launch their Beys at the same time. One competitor, Kumasuke Kumade launches his Bey with such force, he's determined to beat all of them in one shot. Yu just thinks the tournament is a waste of time and only wants strong opponents. While the other Bladers decide to team up against Kumasuke. Out of nowhere, a Bey comes flying down on them. The Bey hits all the Beys and wins the tournament. Doji and Yu are surprised at this Blader with such incredible power. The Blader reveals himself to be Tsubasa Otori. He tells everyone in the arena that Kumasuke is a member of the Dark Nebula, surprising the crowd while Tsbuassa beats Kumaskue and wins the battle. Outside of the tournament, Gingka Hagane sees the news that Tsubasa won the tournament. Gingka is happy for him and remembers how they battles before. He knows Tsubasa hid his true battle and the next time they battle he'll know Tsubasa's real power. He then gets challanged by a group of kids who want to battle him and whoever wins gets 50 Beypoints. Gingka accepts and they battle. Meanwhile, Doji and Yu discuss this Tsubasa and how he could have won. Doji thinks he could be a great addition to the team while Yu does not think he's so tough. Just then, on their security camera they see Tsubasa walking through the Dark Nebula HQ. Yu suggests they gets the Elite Squad of Bladers to stop him, but Doji thinks they should leave him alone. Doji tells Merci to gather any information on Tusbasa including his birth place, favorite foods etc. This way they will know information on the mysterious Tsubasa. Tsubasa reveals himself to Doji. Doji asks what does he wants. Tsubasa tells him that he merely wants to "sell" his power to them for a price. Meaning, he wants to join Dark Nebula so he can help them with his power. Doji tells him that they aren't hiring at the moment and tells him to leave. However, Tsubasa states that with his power he could be a very great use to Dark Nebula. Doji accepts this but in order to become a member, he must defeat another member of Dark Nebula. They bring him to the Kumade Brothers who are his opponents. The brothers swear to defeat Tsubasa for defeating their older brother, Kumasuke. Merci tells Doji he could not find any information except information on his Bey and apologizes. Although it's three against one, Tsubasa is confident and battles. His Earth Eagle 145 WD fights swiftly and knock out the 3 Beys instanally. Having outclassed the brothers easily, Tsubasa wants another battle. He suggest Ryuga but Yu steps in and says Tsubasa's too new to the organization to face Ryuga. Yu decides to battle him instead and show him that he isn't that powerful. Yu's Flame Libra tries to defeat Tsubasa's Eagle, but Tsubasa is able to counter each and every one of his techniques, from Sonic Buster to Inferno Blast. The battle ends in a tie, but Tsubasa claims that he wasn't using his full strength to Doji's and Yu's shock. Doji accepts him in Dark Nebula but tells him that he must follow the orders and due to Doji's new coat filled with water due to Tsubasa's special move, money will come out of Tsubasa's first paycheck. Tsubasa states he is just happy to be in and walks away out of Dark Nebula.

Major Events

  • Tsubasa enters the Dark Nebula Headquarters.
  • It turns out that Tsubasa did not use his full power against Gingka earlier, or against Yu during the episode.
  • Tusbasa battles Yu and ties with him.
  • Tsubasa joins Dark Nebula, beginning his mission for the WBBA.


Cuts/Changes made in the Dub

  • In the original Tsubassa taunted Yu by calling him a punk where as the dub had his taunts be calling Yu a little boy.


Featured Beybattles

Special Moves Used


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