28 day bubblegum crisis challenge, day 15: in which I have a favorite fight scene …

So I missed yesterday for school reasons – that care plan wasn’t going to write itself, and it was a doozy – but I’ll be making that up today. Now, it’s way easier to show you rather than tell you what my favorite fight scene is, but after the video, I’ll discuss it a little bit.

This is from one of my least favorite episodes, “Blow Up,” but this fight scene is my absolute favorite. It might not be the flashiest fight, like the opener to “Tinsel City,” but the how the story has led to this point is what makes it so great. Everyone – save Nene, because of course they couldn’t have all of the women be badass fighters (eyeroll) – is at the top of their skills, and Priss has an impressive addition to her hardsuit that makes her even more the team’s tank when it comes to sheer power. The stakes are pretty clearly high here, since Mason discovers the identity of one of the Knight Sabers, and they’re all fairly evenly matched with Boomers. Sometimes, particularly in the beginning, the battles they engage in are one-sided, with the Knight Sabers coming out on top due to their ingenuity (with an occasional fuck up, usually caused by Nene), so it was narratively refreshing to wonder if the Sabers are going to come out on top.

Alrighty, now I need to work on today’s challenge … and I’ve already forgotten what it is. Sigh. I need to get more sleep.

Art Credit: FanPop

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