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Gingka Hagane is the main protagonist in the Metal Saga. He is the #1 Blader in the World and a strong and determined one with his friends Kenta Yumiya, Madoka Amano, Kyoya Tategami, Benkei Hanawa, Tsubasa Otori, Yu Tendo , and most recently, Yuki Mizusawa. He went on a quest to find the ten Legendary Bladers in order to stop the villainous Nemesis and Pluto from controlling the whole world with the power of the star fragment. His current Beyblade is Samurai Pegasus.

From the beginning of the series, Gingka has been through a long journey and meeting new friends along the way. From searching for the Forbidden Bey, L-Drago to participating in multiple tournaments that Gingka won, being crowned as the #1 Blader in the World. Gingka is a true Blader in that, he Beyblades for the fun of it, not to become the best and can be seen as a mentor to his friend, Kenta. With this, Gingka can be viewed as the Metal Saga counterpart to Tyson Granger.


Gingka has flame-red spiky hair. He wears a blue head band with a design of Pegasus on it; but has only one wing where as his father's headband had two wings on it. He also has golden-brown eyes and has a small white bandage on his nose. His usual clothes consist of a long-white scarf around his neck, a blue short-sleeved jacket, a plain orange shirt,white and blue gloves, a red and a brown belt around his waist, black pants and red clown and black colored shoes. He keeps his bey blade gear on his belt so that he can quickly use it whenever needed. His launcher grip was grey, now his Digital Power Launcher is light blue.

Later in the anime, he obtains the missing Pegasus wing on his headband making it resemble the one worn by his father.


Personality-wise, Gingka appears to be pretty laid back. He is often seen sleeping in awkward places and most of the time he does whatever he feels like doing. But, if he gets pushed to the edge, he'll do whatever it takes to protect his friends from harm. He battles from heart and never gives up. When his friends cheer for him, there is no way he can lose to anyone. He is really good at Beyblading and always believes that Attack, Defense and Stamina don't matter in battle at all, but your spirit. That belief has also helped him out in bleak situations. He seems very fond of Triple-Beef Burgers and also like to be on TV. Hi


Gingka was born twelve years before the main storyline in Koma Village. When Gingka was young, an evil organization called Dark Nebula appeared and decided to wreck havoc, they went into a volcano that has the Forbidden Bey, Lightning L-Drago. Gingka had gone out to the volcano that was being attacked, but his father, Ryo Hagane found out about this and went after him. After Ryo fought a battle against Gingka's secret admirer Ryuga the mountain began to fall apart. During that moment, he launched his Beyblade at the rock wall behind Ginga, which created a hole in the rock wall for Gingka to escape. After that, Ryo officially gave him his Beyblade before he supposedly died. However, it is revealed in later episodes that Ryo is still alive. Since that, Gingka searches for strong beybladers to battle with to increase his power in order to be as powerful as to battle Ryuga and recover L-Drago.

Biography Edit[]

[1]Gingka playing the hero, ruining the Face Hunters fun===The "Forbidden Bey"Edit===

During the start of the anime, Gingka Hagane is seen walking around the city, and is seen sleeping in unusual places like on top of a water tank. A little after that, he ran into a group of beyblade thugs called the Face Hunters who were bullying someone named Kenta. The five Face Hunters that were there had then challenged Gingka to a 5 vs. 1 handicap match, in which he easily beat them without even trying. Kenta was happy that someone was there to save the day, and that he even had someone to look up to. Not long after that they both became good friends and went to the Bey Park together. During their first conversation alone at the park,Kenta asked Gingka where he lives. Gingka then revealed to Kenta that he has been traveling around the country looking for someone challenging enough to battle him. Later he is then shown talking to Kenta again in the park about Kyoya and how powerful his beyblade is. One of the Face Hunters, Benkei, had proposed a challenge for Gingka, he had told him to meet them at a construction site. As soon as Gingka got there, one hundred face Hunters' thugs were there waiting with their beyblades eager to battle Gingka. After one hundred beyblades were launched, Gingka remains calm, and unphased by this. Soon after Kenta appears, he shows worry about Gingka, he says to him that this isn't a bey battle, and suggests for him to run. Still, Gingka isn't phazed, and he reassures Kenta that everything will be fine. Gingka then decides to get serious, and launches his Storm Pegasus. Gingka unleashes some of his power from his Storm Pegasus, knocked away the one hundred beyblades with ease, he even summons his beast Pegasus to finish the job knocking all those blades away. Soon afterwards, Gingka beat the one hundred Face Hunters who challenged him, their leader Kyoya challenged him to a battle.

Later that day, at the City Bowl, Gingka is seen beyblading against some kids, which he easily defeats their Blades in a single swipe. All the kids there got so excited that a strong Blader like Gingka had challenged them to a Beyblade match. Later he is then shown talking to Kenta again in the park about Kyoya and how powerful his Beyblade is. He is then analyzing Pegasus when Madoka appears in front of him commenting on Pegasus' poor condition. She then offers to treat Pegasus, and Gingka accepts. Madoka takes both Gingka and Kenta to the B-Pit, the Beyblade shop in town, which is also her house and decided to help them out. Madoka stays up all night reparing Pegasus while Gingka observes on a nearby couch, and eventually falls asleep.

[2]Gingka vs Kyoya

The next day, the Face Hunters took off with Kenta's Beyblade, and told Gingka if he didn't come to the Metal Tower then they would destroy Kenta's bey.With this big of a threat to his friend, Gingka didn't care about the fact that Pegasus' repairs weren't completed and if he would battle there might be a chance that Pegasus could be injured badly. Even so he went to the metal tower and fought hard with the face hunter's leader Kyoya. During the match things seemed tough for Gingka but in the end he used his special move Starblast attack and defeated Leone. Thus winning back Kenta's Bey, Sagittario.

Gingka accepted Kenta's challenge, and decided to Bey battle him. Kenta proved to be a worthy opponent, but Gingka won the battle using his first finishing move, Pegasus Starblast attack. Gingka explained to Kenta that he was going to stay in the city, and that he wasn't going to leave. Doji then sent Kyoya back to the city to battle against Gingka for a second time. Both Benkei and Kenta had fought Kyoya that day. After their loss against Kyoya, they both returned to the B-Pit, but Benkei was more injured then Kenta. That night, a furious Gingka found Kyoya, battled it out with him. Later in the battle, many kids showed up to watch Gingka's [3]battle against Kyoya, cheered him on. After Gingka won, a helicopter from above appeared. The person that came out of the helicopter gave Gingka a startling surprise.

Gingka was shocked to see that it was Doji, one of the people from the Dark Nebula Organization that was responsible for the supposed death of Gingka's father.

Gingka fought against Doji, but not too long after, the fight came to a halt and Doji left. Madoka, Kenta, Benkei had no idea what was going on, demanded an answer from Gingka. At first Gingka was reluctant to tell them anything, but after his friends convinced him, he told them about Dark Nebula. After they found Kyoya, they all decided to go to the Dark Nebula castle to help Gingka to defeat them. Once Gingka reaches [4]he got too angry on Ryuga. on Doji's castle peak Doji asks Gingka to join him, but he refuses and they start to battle. Gingka wins, but their battle awakens Ryuga and L-Drago. Gingka and Ryuga start beyblading and Ryuga wins easily and effortlessly, leaving Gingka shocked. Gingka is determined to beat Ryuga, so Gingka then leaves for Koma Village in search for the Secret Scroll, however Kenta, Madoka, Kyoya and Benkei try to follow him, only to be split up. Gingka finds the Secret Scroll and finds it to have a message which is quite what he didn't expect. Gingka returns with confidence and meets up with Kyoya, Benkei, Kenta and Madoka along with Hyoma and Hokuto his childhood friends. He then enters a Beyblade tournament in which the winner will get one wish. Gingka gets into the final battle with the mysterious Blader, Yu Tendo but loses. Regardless, Gingka congratulates Yu for winning but finds out [5]Gingka vs Yu. Yu is a member of Dark Nebula. Yu's wish is to have a tournament called "Battle Bladers" in which Bladers from all across the country will compete in order to become number one. Gingka decides to enter this as a chance to defeat Ryuga.

Battle BladersEdit[]

After getting 95,000 Beypoints, 45,000 more than he needed to enter, Gingka fights fiercely and enters the Battler Bladers tournament. He however gets sidetracked when the mysterious Phoenix arrives and finds out [6]Gingka battling Ryuga in the final match of Battle Bladers. Phoenix is in fact his own father, Ryo Hagane. Ryo tells Gingka that he must defeat Ryuga for it is Gingka's destiny to stop Dark Nebula from ruling the world.

Gingka gets into the final battle against Ryuga. Gingka gets struck many times and is trying to hold on. However, with the bond he has with his friends, he uses the Blader's Spirit to defeat Ryuga once and for all. However, Pegasus had to sacrfice itself in order to defeat Ryuga.

Beyblade: Metal Masters Edit[]

Gingka returns with a new Bey, Galaxy Pegasus W105R2F. Gingka found it sometime after Pegasus sacrificed itself. He [7]Gingka with Masamune, Kenta, and Madoka enters the World Championships tournament sponsored by the WBBA. With his new friend and tag-partner, Masamune Kadoya and their friends Tsubasa, Yu and, Madoka they form Team Gan Gan Galaxy of Japan and won't hold anything back to win.

In Seeking the Legend, Gingka feels down as he does not own Storm Pegasus anymore after it sacrificed itself to defeat Ryuga and Lightning L-Drago. However, his father tells him of another Bey created before Storm Pegasus, called "The Legendary Bey". Gingka finds this Bey with Kenta, Madoka, Hyoma, and Hokuto in a cave, covered in stone. The Bey senses a connection with Gingka and Gingka obtains his new Bey, Galaxy Pegasus. After Gingka tests out his new Pegasus, which contains incredible power, Masamune appears and challenges him to a battle.

In The Persistent Challenger, Gingka defeats Masamune in their battle. Despite this, Gingka was not happy as he was not able to control Galaxy Pegasus, as Galaxy Pegasus went out of control. After a few more battles with Masamune with Gingka winning, he battles him again to the point where Gingka finally controls Galaxy Pegasus but is defeated by Masamune. Little did he know, that Chi-yun Li was spying on them during their battle.

In A New Challenge, Gingka and Masamune recieve a challenge for a tag-team battle from Chi-yun Li and Mei Mei, two Bladers from Team Wang Hu Zhong. Gingka and Masamune have a hard time battling as they keep arguing, thus Chi-yun Li and Mei Mei gain the upper hand. However, they both set aside their differences and manage to win the battle. Chi-yun Li and Mei Mei then tell them of a world Beyblade tournament, which excited both Gingka and Masamune.

In The Beylin Temple in the Sky, Team Gan Gan Galaxy traveled to China in order to gather information on their rival team, Team Wang Hu Zhong. There they found Team Wang Hu Zhong and visited their Beylin temple, a temple designed to train the strongest Bladers in China. They met Wang Hu Zhong's leader, Da Shan Wang but a member of their team was absent. Da Shan Wang put Gingka and Masamune through some tests to see how powerful they were. After that, Da Shan challenged Gingka to a battle which he accepted. Da Shan's Rock Zurafawas absorbing Galaxy Pegasus' attacks, potentially giving him a loss. Just when Gingka was to attempt his Starbooster attack Special Move, Masamune sent out Ray Striker which abruptly, ended the battle as a draw. Masmaune then explained to Gingka that he launched Ray Striker because Wang Hu Zhong was spying on them to see the Starbooster Special Move, as no one else has seen it.

Somewhere along the way, he finds Ryuga. Ryuga has a new Bey called Meteo L-Drago. He challenges Gingka to a battle and Ryuga wins. Ryuga then tells Gingka that he needs to find his Blader's Spirit and fully master his bey in order to fight him.

Legendary BladersEdit[]

After the defeat of Faust and the Spiral Core, a strange event occurred. A new Star Fragment similar to the one [8]Gingka and Pegasus that created in the original Pegasus and L-Drago exploded. Ten beams of light fell on Earth hitting ten different Beyblades. These Beys would prove to help in a time of darkness. Gingka has returned to his normal life in Beyblading with Kenta and Madoka. However, Gingka recieved a message from an anonymous stating for him to go to this destination and battle the sender. As Gingka arrived he was surprised to see it was none other than Kyoya and Benkei. Kyoya challenged him to a battle that would ultimately decide [9]Gingka and Kyoya running in their battle who was the strongest Blader: Gingka or Kyoya. In their battle, Gingka discovered Kyoya and his Leone were even stronger than before able to throw rocks at Pegasus. In an epic clash, two Star Fragement Beams hit both Galaxy Pegasusand Rock Leone. It caused them to evolve into an evolution of Cosmic Pegasus and Fang Leone respectively. In one final explosion, Gingka and Kyoya fell to the ground.

After the battle with Kyoya, Gingka tried out some practice battles to understand how Pegasus evolved. The new Pegasus is more powerful than Galaxy Pegasus and can change modes via changing how the Wheel is placed. Kyoya left after getting annoyed while Gingka and Co. went after him. However upon finding Kyoya, Gingka witnesses a boy getting assaulted by a mysterious youth. Gingka gets rid of the youth with the new Pegasus and saves the boy. The boy is known as Yuki Mizusawa and notices Gingka using a Bey with part of the Star Fragment and calls him a Legend Blader before he faints.

After waking up he explains to Gingka the story of the Star Fragment. A new Star Fragment has exploded and sent ten beams of light at ten different Beys. Beys with that power can be used to stop the ultimate evil, Nemesis from ruling the world. The Bladers who own such Beys are known as the Legend Bladers. Gingka and Kyoya are two of the ten Legend Bladers. They need to find the rest of the Legend Bladers or Nemesis will conquer the world. Gingka is amazed at his story and agrees to go on this quest. He then decides to name the new Pegasus,Big Bang Pegasis. Gingka has made a new friend.&nbsp

Gingka then asks old friends, Masamune and Team Wang Hu Zhong if they have any information on the

[10]Gingka fighting Johannes Legend Bladers. They do not know what he is talking about and are confused. Gingka explains to them the Star Fragment and the Legend Bladers. Masamune, after hearing this, gets excited and dreams of becoming a Legend Blader just like Gingka. Gingka turns disappointed when they do not know information on the Legend Bladers but decides to prep for the the quest. After prepping, Gingka, Yuki, Kenta, and Madoka begin but are stopped by a group of cats. The youth from before, Johannes challenges Gingka for his Legend Power. He accepst and they battle. Pegasus gets the upper hand but then gets overshadowed by Johannes', Beat Lynx. Gingka seems doomed but Kyoya launches Fang Leone at Beat Lynx. Kyoya beats Johannes and flees. Kyoya decides to join Gingka and Co's quest. They are thrilled at this as Gingka, Yuki, Kenta, Benkei, Madoka, and Kyoya begin their quest to find the Legend Bladers. In their first destination, Zarkan Island, an island and village in Indonesia, they discover a volcano is likely to erupt due to volcanic activity. They are shunned by the villagers due to owning Beys but make friends with a girl named Sarah and her father. The team trains as they overhear a commotion. In recent volcanic activity, a Blader using a dragon-like Bey has infilirated the island. Gingka and the gang look into this as they find Ryuga who has a new Bey, L Drago Destroy.

[11]Gingka taking a blow from L Drago Destroy F:S.

Gingka has a battle with Ryuga in order to have him help in the search for the Legend Bladers but is defeated after Ryuga defeated Kyoya. After defeating Yuki in a battle, Ryuga leaves them to search in other parts of the world for the Legend Bladers. After leaving Zarkan Island, Kenta revealed to Gingka that he wants to go on his own in order to become a Legend Blader. Gingka accepts this as Kenta leaves the gang.

[12]Gingka reuniting with Team Wang Hu Zhong. Gingka later goes to China to meet once again, Team Wang Hu Zhong who tells them of an anonymous Blader, that will be entering a tournamnet titled, the "Gateway to Success". The gang think this may be a Legend Blader. When they arrive, they reunite with their old competitors and have some training. Later the gang, hear an explosion caused by Johannes. Da Xiang and Johannes battle with no outcome as Johannes end the aburbt battle. As Johannes flees, they are met by Zhou Xing, who tells them of an anonymous Blader with a Bey that has a crimson-red hue that has incredible power; having knocked out two Bladers.

In Whereabouts of Orion, Gingka battled Chris in the finals of the Beyster Island Tournament.


Gingka began his adventures with Pegasis 105F, the Bey his father had given to him before dying. After Ryuga defeated him again, his Beyblade was shattered. Gingka got the Face of Pegasus and transported it onto the old training Pegasis that they used in his village when he was younger: it consists of the first design of the Pegasis Wheel, which was not released officially. Once he met God of Bey, which he completely respects and even bows to, he went through the bitter cold of the mountain and a volcano, and eventually launched his training Pegasis into the magma to have it transform into Storm Pegasis 105RF.


Madoka AmanoEdit[]

Gingka's relationship with Madoka is very close as she was one of the first female friends he made in the series. Gingka sees Madoka as a strong Blader even though she doesn't battle and an amazing mechanic even calling her "the best in town". He has been shown to care for her well being and protects her when there is danger as he did during the survival challenge when she was stuck on the wrong plane making her part of it, so to calm her down on her worries he said that he would protect her. Gingka also loves Madoka's cooking and says that her hamburgers give him 100% more energy then he had and actually embarrassed her when he asked her over TV to make him some when he comes back. Madoka is one of Gingka's best friends and is always there for him whenever he needs emotional or physical support such as episode 102 where she helped him walk and when he was fighting a cold. Gingka has also saved her life numerous of times such as episode 120 when he saved her from falling into a trap door and when he saved her and Kenta from being squashed by boxes. There may also be some romantic interests going on between the two as seen when we see a almost jealous Gingka when a member of a rival team started to bond with her on a personal level, on Madoka's part she does seem like she has a crush on Gingka while feelings from him might be neutral for her as well.

Masamune KadoyaEdit[]

Gingka's relationship with Masamune mirrors that of Tyson's's relationship with Daichi from the original series. Although Gingka and Masamune are good friends and get along quite nicely, they do tend to argue a lot to point where they get mad at one another. Nevertheless, Gingka and Masamune maintain a great relationship, albeit some differences.


Gingka's relationship with Ryuga was at first really bad as they both showed no less than hatred for each other. However after defeating Lightining L-Drago,and knowing that Ryo Hagane was still alive, the two get better with each other and their relationship grows. Ryuga is seen as giving Gingka advices in metal masters and metal fury. After defeating Gingka in Metal masters, Ryuga told Gingka to find his Blader's spirit, later he helped Gingka destroy the Spiral Core. In Metal Fury, after defeating Gingka again, Ryuga told Gingka to get stronger. Right now he is helping Gingka and his friends find the Legend Bladers.

Kyoya TategamiEdit[]

Gingka's relationship with Kyoya has been from the very first episode bad. Kyoya,defeated by Gingka several times,is determined to defeat Gingka but has never suceeded.He even created one of his special move in order to defeat Gingka,but failed yet again.In Metal Masters,however,he was able to draw with Gingka.Before this battle he had told Gingka that he had trained very hard in order to find a way to stop Pegasus spinning and that he had found out the way.Gingka also seems to think that Kyoya is a great rival.In Metal Fury,he is again shown,determined to defeat Gingka,but again there is a draw.This shows what great rivalry there is between these two strong bladers.After Ryuga,Gingka's second greatest rival is Kyoya.


Opponent Outcome
Kyouya Tategami & 100 Face Hunters Win
Busujima Win
Ryuuga Lose
Daidouji Win
Battle Bladers Beybladers Win
Ryuutarou Fukami Win
Tsubasa Ootori & Yuu Tendou (with Kyouya Tategami) Win
Daidouji Win
Ryuuga win
Beyblade: Metal Fusion
Opponent Outcome
Hyoma (childhood) Lose
Benkei & five Face Hunters Win
100 Face Hunters Win
Kyoya Tategami Win
Benkei Hanawa Win
Tetsuya Watarigani Win
Kyoya Tategami Win
Doji Win
Ryuga Lose
Osamu Lose(On Purpose)
Hyoma Win
Yu Tendo Lose
Tsubasa Otori Win
Tetsuya Watarigani Win
Ryutaro Fukami Win
Phoenix Lose
Teru Saotome Win
Phoenix Win
Yu Tendo Win
Ryutaro Fukami Win
Reiji Mizuchi Win
Ryuga Win
Total Percentage 84.21%
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Opponent Outcome
Masamune Kadoya Win X6
Masamune Kadoya Lose
Chi-yun Li & Mei Mei (Tag w/Masamune) Win
Dashan Wang No Outcome
Dashan Wang Win
Nowaguma Win
Nowaguma Win
Anonymous Bladers (Tag w/Masamune & Yu) Win
Julian, Sophie & Wells (Tag w/Masamune & Yu) Lose
Dashan Wang & Chao Xin (Tag w/Masamune) Draw
Kyoya Tategami Draw
Kyoya Tategami & Nile (Tag w/ Masamune) Win
Ryuga Lose
Julian Konzern Win
Selen Gracy Win
Ian Gracy Win
Argo Gracy Lose
Masamune's Team & Kenta's Team Unknown
Zeo Abyss (Tag w/ Masamune Kadoya) Lose
Damian Hart Win
Faust (Tag w/ Masamune Kadoya) Win
Total Percentage 65.38%
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Opponent Outcome
Kyoya Tategami No Outcome
Kenta Yumiya Win
Johannes No Outcome
Ryuga Lose
Chao Xin &Mei Mei (Tag w/Yuki Mizusawa ) Win
Dashan Wang & Chi Yun Li (Tag w/Yuki Mizusawa ) Win
Ryuto Win
Dunamis No Outcome
Several Beyster Island Bladers Win X12
Chris No Outcome


  • Pegasis 105F: Gingka's first Beyblade. Pegasus was given to him by his father, Ryo Hagane . Gingka used this Beyblade until Chapter 5 when Ryuga nearly broke it with his Lightning L-Drago Beyblade.
  • Storm Pegasus 105RF: In the anime, Gingka started out with Storm Pegasus instead of Pegasus 105F. In the anime he retains his Shooting Star Attack and Tornado Wing Attack from the manga. Storm Pegasus is an Attack-Type Beyblade.
  • Galaxy Pegasus W105R2F: Gingka's new Beyblade after Storm Pegasus sacrificed itself to defeat Lightning L-Drago. Known as the strongest Attack-Type Beyblade Gingka ever used. Retains most his attacks from the previous Bey.
  • Cosmic Pegasus: After fighting Damian's Hell Kerbecs in the world championships, Galaxy Pegasus' Fusion Wheel gets shattered. Due to this, Gingka switches to "counter-offensive mode" and helps it evolve into cosmic pegasus. It is Gingka's current Bey in Beyblade: Metal Fury.


Japanese 天馬
English Translation Tenba
English Dub Name Pegasus
First Appearance (Anime) Episode 1
First Appearance (Manga) Volume 1, Chapter 1

Pegasus is the beast inside Gingka's Beyblade.

Special MovesEdit[]

  • Lightning Edge (ライトニングエッジ, raitoningu ejji)Gingka's finishing move in Metal Fight Beyblade DS.
  • Shooting Star Attack (シューティングスターアタック,Shuutingu Sutaa Atakku; "Starblast Attack" in the English dub) Gingka's first finishing move in the anime. He first used this attack in Episode 2. (anime) This attack has Pegasus jumping in the air and bouncing off stadium walls or being knocked back by other Beyblades. Pegasus then falls down to earth sideways with a coating of energy around it, striking a Beyblade multiple times, normaly ending the battle then, but sometimes it fails.
  • Tornado Wing (トルネードウイング, Toruneedo Uingu): Gingka's second finishing move in the anime. He first used this attack on Episode 5. (anime)
  • Meteor Shower Attack (メテオシャワーアタック, Meteo Shawaa Atakku): Gingka's third finishing move in the anime. He first used this attack on Episode 10. (anime)
  • Full Power (フルパワー, Furu Pawaa): Gingka's fourth finishing move in the anime. He first used this attack in Episode 30. (anime)
  • Storm Bringer (ストームブリンガー, Sutoomu Buringaa): Storm Bringer Gingka's fifth finishing move in the anime. He first used this attack in chapter 2 of the manga, and episode 34 in the anime.
  • Galaxy Nova: Gingka's seventh special move in the anime. He used it to defeat Ryuga in the finale of the Metal Fusion season.
  • Star Gazer: Gingka's eighth special move in the anime. He first used it against Masamune Kadoya in the second episode of Metal Masters.
  • Final Drive: Gingka's tenth special move. He first used it in the first 4D episode against Kyoya Tategamiand his Fang Leone 130W²D.
  • Mode Change: Gingka's eleventh special move. Although unofficial, he repeatedly changes Big Bang Pegasus' modes during battle.
  • Big Bang Tornado: Gingka's twelfth special move. He developed it in the eleventh 4D episodes while facing off against Da Xian Wang and Chi-yun Li.