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Fierce Battle! Lion vs. Dragon (激戦!獅子対竜 Gekisen! Shishi tai Ryuu) is the fourty-ninth episode of the Beyblade: Metal Fusion and the fourty-ninth episode of the Metal Saga overall.


In the semi-finals, Blader DJ announces the next match, Kyoya Tategami versus Ryuga. It will determine the final match for Battle Bladers. Meanwhile, Kyoya Tategami and Benkei Hanawa are walking to the match. Kyoya has a flashback of his battles with Gingka Hagane from his first meting with him following Gingka's victory over the Face Hunters till right now in Battle Bladers and is prepared knowing that he will give it everything he's got in order to defeat Ryuga and then, Gingka in order to win battle bladers for good. They step outside to the tournament, where Gingka Hagane, Kenta Yumiya, Madoka Amano, Hyoma and Yu Tendo greet them. Kyoya asks why Gingka's gang is here only for Madoka to tell Kyoya that they are here to cheer him on. Gingka wishes Kyoya good luck in the match and is waiting for their battle. They fist-bump and Kyoya gets ready to battle while Gingka and his friends cheer him on in the audience. Ryuga soon gets ready and tells Kyoya that there is no chance that he will win. Kyoya tells him that he will defeat him quickly so he can fight and defeat Gingka. However, Ryuga uses L-Drago's power to taunt Kyoya by crumbling the stadium to pieces. They get ready their Beylaunchers and launch. Kyoya's Rock Leone 145WB fights fiercely against Ryuga's Lightning L-Drago 100HF. Ryuga uses a Dark Move Dragon Emperor Soaring Bite Strike, thinking he will defeat Kyoya in one shot. He's wrong as Rock Leone dodges it and uses a special move. Madoka learns that Kyoya is only slowing down L-Drago and if it stops, Kyoya could lose. Gingka cheers Kyoya on regardless. In spite of Ryuga attempting to defeat Kyoya easily, Kyoya stands up and fights back. Ryuga is surprised at this and keeps trying to defeat him. Leone jumps onto L-Drago as the beast's fight. Kyoya tells Ryuga he should fight the right way instead of using the power L-Drago gets when it defeats an opponent. Ryuga takes up Kyoya's challenge and accepts but tells him that he will regret it. The Bey's fight by using their own power and with each hit of the Bey, an explosion emerges. Madoka is worried as if Kyoya keeps fighting like this, Kyoya could possibly lose his energy. The battle is so fierce L-Drago seems not to have an effect on Leone. Kyoya then attempts to surprise-attack Ryuga and more explosions occurs. Ryuga turns insane that nothing is happening and tries to deliver a direct hit at Leone. Madoka tells Gingka and the others that Leone and L-Drago are reaching the end of their Stamina. Kyoya tries to finish L-Drago but suddenly, the beast of L-Drago, Dragon Emperor comes out of the Bey and faces Ryuga. It transfers it's power into Ryuga and with this a huge explosion occurs. Ryuga turns insane and looks like a savage beast and with this L-Drago fights back against Leone. Kyoya holds nothing back in order to defeat L-Drago. In one final clash, the Beys heavily destroy the Battle Bladers stadium. Kyoya is determined to finish it once and for all as he and Ryuga get ready for one final clash to determine the winner. With this crash, both Kyoya and Ryuga unleash new special moves: King Lion Furious Blast Shot and Dragon Emperor Soaring Destruction. After the fierce clash, Gingka and the others rush to see who won when they see that Kyoya's energy is being drained by L-Drago meaning that he lost much to the horror of Gingka's gang. Benkei morns the loss of his best friend.

Major Events

  • Ryuga battles against Kyoya and wins.
  • Gingka learns that even Ryuga has a bey sprit within him
  • Kyoya shows off his beysprit that Gingka tought him.
  • Ryuga becomes possessed by L-Drago.
  • Ryuga advances to the final battle against Gingka.



Featured Beybattles

Special Move Used


  • When Kyoya gets defeated, he appears to be impaled.
  • Many fans have found this battle to be there favorite in the saga due to it being a epic battle between Gingka's strongest rivals.
  • Kyoya seemed to understand the true meaning of Bladers spirt that Gingka taught him during their second fight as he tried to use all his spirt to beat Ryuga.
  • This episode marks the second time Kyoya got injured after losing a battle with the first time being after Doji beat him in chase the wolf.
  • Kyoya might have won had the Dark power not taken over Ryuga.
  • This episode marks the second time Kyoya has told someone that Leone does not just have defense, the first being with his battle against Doji in The Wolf's ambition.
  • This episode marks the first time Kyoya has lost since the battle royal between him, Gingka, Kenta Benkei, Hyoma, Hikaru, Tetsuya, Osamu Takashi and Akria during the road to Battle Bladers.


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