Downfall of the Crumbling Planet

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Sonic X episode #68
"Downfall of the Crumbling Planet"
Written by:
Directed by: Mitsutaka Noshitani
Production no.: 068
Original airdate:
Country: Japan

Upon the Destroyed Planet is the 16th episode in the second season, and the 68th overall episode of Sonic X. In the English dub, it is known as A Revolutionary Tale.

Episode Summary

As the Crimson Egg makes its way through an asteroid field, it happens upon a battle between Pale Bay Leaf's forces and a group of humans. Dr. Eggman sends Shadow to destroy the Metarex ships, and Pale Bay Leaf retreats. The humans live on a nearby planet that is shattered and barren from having lost its Planet Egg. Their leader, Molly, compares Shadow to a legendary hero called "The Black Wind," but Shadow denies being a hero.

Eggman's goal of collecting the Chaos Emerald on the planet is at odds with the humans' hopes; they have been fighting the Metarex for generations, and Eggman's help could bring their struggle to an end. When Molly, Shadow, and Rouge set out for a nearby mineral mine to get the Chaos Emerald, Leon, another member of the resistance, asks Molly to bring back a disc from the mine. They find the Emerald, but the locker allegedly containing the disc is booby-trapped. As soon as they escape, the Metarex arrive; they have told Leon that they will spare his planet if he hands over Eggman.

Indeed, Molly is the last human left who still believes in defending her home planet. This affects Shadow and Rouge deeply, and they try to convince her to come away with them, but she lacks the mental fortitude to carry her dream all alone. She attacks the Metarex herself, and dies when they return fire. In response, Shadow removes his limiters and completely annihilates Pale Bay Leaf's fleet (though Pale Bay Leaf himself survives.)

Later, standing over Molly's grave, Shadow notes that Molly was not quite like Maria; Molly was clinging to the past, while Maria was hopeful for the future.


Sonic X Season 3 Episodes
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A Messenger from Meteoric Shower | The Space Ship Blue Typhoon | The Water Planet, Hydoo | Dr. Eggman Appearance! | The Battle of Icepalace! | Young Girl's Jungle Trap | Chaotix Goes Into Space | Shadow's Rebirth | The Metarex Battle Ship Attack! | The Secret of the Underground Valley | The Space Stronghold, Metal Plant | Clash! Sonic vs Shadow | The Chaotix Shocking Love Love Operation! | Cross the Galaxy Pathway! | The Black Trap | Downfall of the Crumbling Planet | Please Marmolim! | Eggman Fleet's Reveal | Cafe Chaotix | The Truth of the Metarex | The Assassin, Shadow | The Lost Planet | The Day of Evolution | Decisive Battle! Dark Oak | For Your Sake, I Can Do It | The Place Where the Planets Were Born