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The Eternal Trump (永遠の切り札 Eien no Kirifuda) is the forty-ninth and final episode of Kamen Rider Blade.

Synopsis

Kazuma Kenzaki and Hajime Aikawa enter into a decisive battle that will determine the fate of the human race. Will it be Blade who finds a way to save the world, or will the Joker's plan avoid the Battle Fight's endgame?

Plot

High above the city streets, Kazuma, in his Rider Form, engages the Darkroach horde. While fully capable of dispatching this level of opponent in his Ace Form, Kazuma resorts to using his King Form and clears out the Undead swarm.

After the exhaustive battle, Shiori approaches a resting Kazuma and asks if he has made his decision. Rising from off the ground, he replies that he has and departs.

Kazuma arrives at an undisclosed location, a forest, and meets Hajime among the thicket of trees. After a brief interlude, the two warriors spring into battle using their most powerful forms, with Kazuma using his King Form and Hajime using his Wild Chalice form. Both warriors battle one another with equal strength and tactic, but ultimately Kazuma prevails over Hajime, who reverts to his original Joker form. The woeful Undead pleads with his friend to seal him as to spare him, and those he has come to care for, further misery. Kazuma responds by cancelling his Rider transformation. Hajime is stunned in disbelief as the gravity of the situation sets in; that through repeated and frequent use of his King Form, Kazuma has become an Undead like him. The Chalice Rouzer in his hand and green Undead blood trickling from his wounds are irrefutable proof. When questioned, Kazuma states that he wanted Hajime to be able to live in peace with humanity and was willing to become an Undead to do so. In that moment, with Kazuma's Undead transformation complete, the Stone of Sealing descends upon the battlefield with the legions of Darkroaches disintegrate in its wake. With an ominous radiance, the monolith makes a deliberation. Hajime explains that with the emergence of another Undead (Kazuma), the Battle Fight will resume. Enraged, Kazuma lashes out and destroys the monolith in one stroke, only for it to reconstitute itself. Hajime asks Kazuma's next course of action to which Kazuma resolves that he will fight his fate. Adding to those remarks, Kazuma cautions that he and Hajime should avoid each other at all costs or risk their Undead instincts compelling them to fight. With those remarks, he leaves the battlefield.

Some time has passed and life has transitioned from the chaos of recent events to a peaceful calm. Shiori and Mr. Karasuma have gathered their belongings and equipment as they prepare to leave Kotaro's home; Sakuya's activities are unknown, but he is reminded of his partner Kazuma upon finding a photo; Mutsuki mends with relationship with his girlfriend, Nozomi; and Hajime returns to a peaceful life at the Jacaranda Cafe with Amane and her family. In a moment of reflection, Hajime reminiscences of Kazuma, who has departed to parts unknown, aboard his bike.

Cast

Guest Cast

Notes

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Back of Rouze Card


Errors

  • Despite Kenzaki showing full control over himself as an Undead in this episode, to the point of outright disobeying the Monolith's orders and attacking it without constraint, later sequels seem to ignore this altogether, with Kenzaki being completely vulnerable to the effects of the Battle Fight if his Undead instincts were ever stimulated by outside forces.
    • This is in spite of how Kenzaki proved capable of suppressing his Joker Undead instincts without outside help, as opposed to Hajime who explained in episode 32 that without the Human Spirit card, it would be impossible for him to resist the effects of the Battle Fight.
      • Worse yet, Hajime himself showed no such problem in Kamen Rider Zi-O, to the point of being the one to plead towards Kenzaki to stop his senseless violence. This sharply contrasts with how Hajime lost control of himself several times in the original series, only managing to fully curb his violent tendencies by attaining all thirteen Heart category Rouze cards.

DVD releases

Kamen Rider Blade Volume 12

Kamen Rider Blade Volume 12, DVD cover

Kamen Rider Blade Volume 12 features episodes 45-49: The New Card, The Ruler's Seal, Garren Eliminated, Prologue to Destruction and The Eternal Trump. It was released on DVD on July 21st 2004, with a total run time of 116 minutes.

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Kamen Rider Blade Box 3, Blu-ray cover

Blu-ray Box 3 comes with 17 episodes.

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