The Reason to Fight is the 35th episode of the Rave Master anime. It first aired on June 8, 2002 and the English version on April 2, 2005.
The origin story of King and Gale ends in tragedy and broken promises. With Haru being empathetic with King's sorrowful tale, he and his father continue to fight King, and Elie arrives with the Rave of Combat.
Ten years ago after the Demon Card massacre, Sakura Glory gets a letter about her husband while Cattleya tends to Haru. Sakura leaves her children to find Gale Glory. At Haru's location, Haru learns about King's sorrowful tale that involves the massacre of King's family and how Gale's relationship deteriorates with King. Meanwhile, Elie runs up the stairs while remembering Clea's words. Then, King shocks Haru by stating it was he who killed his mother. Slade, the man Gale asked help from, finds Gale moping and thanks Gale for making King's arrest a success. He offers a medal to Gale but takes it back. When Slade mentions that there is one more Demon Card member left, Slade points a gun at Gale's head. Suddenly, King slashes Slade's back and kills him.
King states that he is always alone and slashes Gale's face. While King slashes mercilessly at Gale and talks about how fate of the Raregroove will not leave him alone, Sakura appears and rushes to Gale's side. She tells King to stop attacking her husband. Gale tells Sakura not to come near here. King states that he called Sakura here. Gale begs King to spare Sakura's life, and King declines. Before King kills Sakura, Sakura accepts her fate as she looks at Gale's face for the last time.
With King delivering a fatal blow to Sakura, Gale and Sakura's memories flash from the time they first met to the time they got married. Sakura tells Gale that she is happy as they both remember the good times with their children. Sakura's lifeless body falls on top of Gale. King inserts the End of Earth Dark Bring inside Gale's head. He tells Gale that he will suffer the feelings of being alone due to the Dark Bring. Before King leaves, he vows to finish off Gale someday.
Gale explains that he wants to write a letter but he couldn't. He has spend 10 years wandering to avoid bringing the OverDrive to Garage Island. Gale realizes that he has wasted those ten years for nothing and apologizes to Haru. Haru begins crying and apologizes to his father for misunderstanding him. King tells them to continue fighting, but Haru tackles King and tells King that it is his not his fault.
King is a bit shock that Haru is not angry at him, and he explains that he will defeat them after throwing him. Haru's resolve strengthens; he states that he is fighting to end all fighting. He engages King, and Gale joins in. Gale is glad that Cattleya is fine. Then, King uses Dark Melforce to blow away Haru and Gale. Haru wants to use Melforce, but he cannot. Following up Dark Melforce, King uses Desperado Bomb on them. When Elie arrives, Haru and Plue fly out from the door. Elie opens her arms, and Haru lands on top of her. When Gale remarks that Elie is Haru's cute girlfriend, Haru gets embarrassed. Elie greets Gale. With the smoke clearing, Elie offers Haru, the Rave of Combat. Haru drops the Rave into Plue's paws much to everyone's shock. With Clea's words, Plue begins to vibrate and glow.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
Weapons, Techniques, and Abilities used
Dark Brings used
- Enhanced Speed
- Enhanced Strength
- Deleted Scene: In the English version, they delete the scene where Slade points the gun at Gale's head as a form of censorship.
- Attack Name Changes: Desperado Bomb is called Dancing Bombardment in the English version.
|Mystery of Elie arc||Tower of Din arc||Symphonia arc|
|50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 |65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74|
|27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41|