|Impact! The Eve of the Decisive Battle!|
| Impact! 脅威の決戦前夜!|
IMPACT! The Eve of the Menacing Battle!
|Japan||June 2, 1995|
Impact! The Eve of the Decisive Battle! (Japanese: Impact! 脅威の決戦前夜!, lit. Impact! Kyōi no kessen zenya!) is the ninth episode of Slayers. It was first broadcast in Japan on June 2, 1995.
Major events Edit
Rezo finally opens his eyes, but his blindness has turned him into the Demon King, Ruby Eye Shabranigdu. Shabranigdu offers to have Lina and her companions join him as he destroys the world, in exchange for their lives, but they refuse.
After a few words, Zolf tries to stop him using a Dragon Slave but it has no effect on Shabranigdu. Shabranigdu then fires back, and Rodimus runs to save Zolf. They are caught in Shabranigdu's attack and die, leaving Lina, Zelgadiss and Gourry all alone. They decide to run for it, and decide to sleep on it for one night.
While at dinner, Zelgadiss mourns the loss of his two servants and friends, and explains he did a spell against Shabranigdu, that was almost as powerful as Dragon Slave that uses the Astral Plane. Gourry doesn't get most of it, and Lina tries to explain that using Dragon Slave, or any other black magic is not an option, due to the fact that Shabranigdu is the Demon King. The only way for them in hopes to at least hurt him in some way is by using the Sword of Light. They all embark in this adventure, whether they die or not.
They are interrupted by trolls running amuck in the village, and they try to take care of it. Lina uses her Dragon Slave, killing all of them, and they sleep it off right after.
The next morning, they are confident about winning... and Shabranigdu suddenly appears...
- Lina Inverse
- Gourry Gabriev
- Zelgadiss Graywords
- Ruby Eye Shabranigdu
- This episode marks the final appearence of Zolf and Rodimus, with the exception of them appearing in flashbacks in later episodes of the series.
- Lina is surprised at Zolf being able to use the Dragon Slave, since she considered him to be a "third-rate sorcerer".