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"Doesn't look like the kid has the goods."
- Duke (regarding the psychic ability of Airborne's brother)
Flying over some of the ruins on Easter Island, Flash and Airborne attempt
to knock a few Cobra FANG helicopters out of the sky with their Dragonfly
helicopter while attempting to rescue a hostage lashed to the railings
of a FANG.
As Lady Jaye and Duke watch Tommy, Airborne's kid brother, in an experiment
to test his psionic powers in a lab, Duke explains to Lady Jaye that most
people aren't told that Tommy has psi powers because his gift spooks people.
As one scientist turns over a card with a shape, Tommy attempts to choose
the matching card from a set that is turned face down. However, he fails
and turns away from the table in frustration.
"Doesn't look like the kid has the goods," says Duke. Lady Jaye explains
that even if Tommy had psi powers, she doesn't think it's right to recruit
civilians just because Cobra is gathering its own psi force. Just when
the Joes and the scientists think that Tommy has failed the test, he vows
to concentrate harder in his next test. Tommy's eyes roll back and the
cards begin to float around the room on their own, demonstrating his telekinetic
ability. Duke and a government agent in the room shake hands and Lady Jaye
stares with an immense amount of worry for Tommy's future on her face.
Airborne and Flash continue their fight with Cobra in the air, and as
the defensive units hidden in the statues hit the Joes' helicopter causing
it to crash into water, Tommy grabs his head and exclaims that his brother,
Franklin (codename: Airborne) is in trouble. The government agent explains
that Tommy's psi-link with his brother has been felt two times in the past
and that the link is especially sensitive when the other is in extreme
Suddenly, Storm Shadow and three Cobra agents break into the lab room
and kidnap Tommy. The Joes in the control room race down to rescue Tommy,
who pleads to the Joes to rescue Airborne until a Cobra agent covers his
mouth. Duke and the government agent dive for cover as they are fired upon
by the Cobra agents and the good guys return their own shots.
One of the scientists testing Tommy's power kicks a table toward Storm
Shadow, but Cobra's ninja slices the table in half and leaps onto a platform
above the doctors and cuts two support cables. Before the platform smashes
the scientists against the walls, Lady Jaye enters the room and tosses
a javelin to block the platform.
One of the two Cobra agents fighting the Joes shouts at an old man,
known as Carmandy, who dressed in tattered clothes and wearing a headband,
to use his powers. Brainwashed by the Cobra headband, Carmandy shoots fire
from the snake's mouth on his headband and creates a ring of fire around
the Joes and the government agent, who believes that Carmandy used a flamethrower
to trap them. However, Lady Jaye believes the man has pyrotechnic powers.
Duke shoots a hole in a nearby wall and everyone slips through the ring
of fire without catching on fire.
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