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The Twisted Holy Fist (ねじれた正拳 Nejireta Seiken) is the seventeenth episode of Mirai Sentai Timeranger.
A martial-arts pupil of Tatsuya's becomes intermingled with a gang extorting money from students, ultimately leading to him becoming their great leader.
At Dolnero's Hideout,Dolnero becomes angry learning that His money supply has been depleted. Knowing that Dolnero will need a steady flow of income, Lira releases a criminal known as Flan, the Blackmailing School Gang Leader, from cryo-stasis, who attacks a person in the dead of night. The next morning, at Tomorrow Research, Tatsuya packs up and heads for the Karate Dojo, training a young boy named Makoto Urawa. the rest of the Timerangers quietly see that Makoto isn't all that good. Tatsuya, after seeing the others snooping, introduces the Timerangers to Makoto, who is very' determined to learn karate. Domon says to Tatsuya that training one student won't earn any money, but Tatsuya counters that It's separate from business, as Makoto is Determined to learn. During Makoto's training, His knuckles started to bleed, bruises appear on His face, and He becomes more violent. Soon, Tatsuya after learning from Makoto's Mother that her son is involved in something shady, goes to Makoto's school (Nanjo High School) to look into it. At the school, three of the shady teenagers order Makoto to give up his money, He does that, but when it wasn't enough, one of them was about to land a punch, but the Teacher puts a stop to it, before things got worse. At the school infirmary, as the teacher tended to Makoto's injury, Tatsuya learns that Makoto is being bullied. Makoto explained that he didn't tell Tatsuya because the adults can't help him, adding that he'll be bullied worse if He ratted them out. The teacher also said to Tatsuya that the shady teenagers are part of a group called the Dragon Society, who report to the Yakuza. Makoto who thinks he has to deal with it on his own, tells Tatsuya that he has to get stronger to get back at His attackers. Tatsuya, after hearing that, said to Makoto that Karate is meant to avoid fights, and not a tool for vengeance. and ended saying that He will not teach Makoto any more if He uses His karate to pick fights. Later at Night, at Tomorrow Research, Yuri tells the others that the shady teenagers and their group targeted more than Nanjo High School. So, Tock suggests looking into this group. Meanwhile, At the Dragon Society's hideout, the leader (known as Shibuya) noticing that there's not enough money, one of the members said that one person couldn't get the money in time. Shibuya along with a handful of his henchmen come to the school and spot Makoto, who is tending to the flowers as he remembers Tatsuya's words, that Karate isn't a tool for vengeange. Shibuya and his henchmen then destroy flower pots, flip the wheelbarrow, and damage the flower bed, which makes Makoto furious that He punches Shibuya into a bench, causing the members to stop in shock of Shibuya defeated. The Teacher who saw it applauded and brought a confused Makoto to the Dragon Society's hideout, saying that He is now, the Leader of the Dragon Society. The teacher then left the room laughing as the shadow becomes that of a monster...
- Tatsuya Asami (浅見 竜也 Asami Tatsuya): Masaru Nagai (永井 大 Nagai Masaru)
- Ayase (アヤセ): Yūji Kido (城戸 裕次 Kido Yūji)
- Sion (シオン Shion): Masahiro Kuranuki (倉貫 匡弘 Kuranuki Masahiro)
- Domon (ドモン): Shūhei Izumi (和泉 宗兵 Izumi Shūhei)
- Yuri (ユウリ Yūri): Mika Katsumura (勝村 美香 Katsumura Mika)
- Navigator Robo Tac (ナビゲーターロボタック Nabigētā Robo Takku, Voice): Yūsuke Numata (沼田 祐介 Numata Yūsuke)
- Lila (リラ Rira): Asami Kuru (久瑠 あさ美 Kuru Asami)
- Don Dolnero (ドン・ドルネロ Don Dorunero, Voice): Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (大友 龍三郎 Ōtomo Ryūzaburō)
- Gien (ギエン Voice): Kōji Tobe (戸部 公爾 Tobe Kōji)
- Blackmailing School Gang Leader Flan (恐喝番長・フラン Kyōkatsu Banchō Furan, Voice): Hideo Ishikawa (石川英郎 Ishikawa Hideo)
- Makoto Urawa (浦和 誠 Urawa Makoto): Hiromi Sakimoto (崎本大海 Sakimoto Hiromi)
- Goro Shibuya (澁谷吾郎 Shibuya Gorō): Rei Ozawa (小澤 零 Ozawa Rei)
- Mother: Akie Nemoto (根本亜季絵 Nemoto Akie)
- Gang: Shohei Maruyama (丸山昇平 Maruyama Shōhei), Masashi Muta (牟田将士 Muta Masashi), Ryuichi Asano (浅野龍一 Asano Ryūichi), Shoichi Kotajima (古田島正一 Kotajima Shōichi), Kotaro Ishii (石井浩太郎 Ishii Kōtarō)
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- This episode aired alongside Kamen Rider Kuuga episode 19, Artifact.
- Viewership: 7.5%
- Closing Date: June 4th 2000
- Mirai Sentai Timeranger Volume 2 features episodes 11-20.
- The complete Timeranger series was released in North America by Shout! Factory on July 31, 2018.
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