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The Beginning of the End (終わりの始まり Owari no Hajimari) is the thirty-ninth episode of Ressha Sentai ToQger.
With Christmas approaching, Imagination begins to run wild which makes the Shadow Line weaker. Right, however, realizes Akira is missing, while General Schwarz plans an offensive against Emperor Z and various defeated Shadow Creeps suddenly revive one after another.
With Christmas approaching, the Shadow Line becomes less active due to the increasing amount of Imagination everywhere, giving the ToQgers a chance to rest and celebrate the holiday themselves. Meanwhile, General Schwarz appears before Akira and urges him to fulfill his part of the bargain they previously made and join his side to launch an attack on the weakened Castle Terminal. At the castle, Emperor Z is also feeling the symptoms of the lack of Darkness and Madame Noir intends to take the opportunity to rescue her daughter. Wishing to have Akira celebrate Christmas with them, the other ToQgers pay a visit to the Build Ressha, but they find that he has left the Drill Ressha behind as well as instructions on how to detect Shadow Towns with it. Although they are worried by the sudden disappearance of their friend, the ToQgers are suddenly called to action when the Shadow Creeps they have previously defeated start appearing again, but far weaker than when they last fought them. They are unaware that they are just copies created by Boseki Shadow, who was imprisoned for his power of absorbing Darkness being dangerous to the Shadow Line. Marchioness Mork asks Boseki Shadow how he has escaped and learns that he was released by Madame Noir, confirming that she intends to turn against the Emperor once again, as the ToQgers battle the copied Shadow Creeps. Boseki Shadow is then destroyed by the ToQgers' Hyper 5 Connection Crash and enlarges itself, thus the team forms ToQ-Oh and Diesel-Oh to fight him. However, they are distracted by their worries about Akira, affecting the battle, until they decide to focus and form Cho-Cho-ToQ-Dai-Oh combined with the Police Ressha to bring Boseki Shadow down for good. Soon after, the ToQgers are informed that General Schwarz's Kuliner is nearby and they decide to confront him, but much to their surprise, Akira appears before them, stating that he is now working under General Schwarz and transforms into ToQ 6gou to fight them.
- Right (ライト Raito): Jun Shison (志尊 淳 Shison Jun)
- Tokatti (トカッチ Tokatchi): Jin Hiramaki (平牧 仁 Hiramaki Jin)
- Mio (ミオ): Riria (梨里杏)
- Hikari (ヒカリ): Ryusei Yokohama (横浜 流星 Yamazaki Hikaru)
- Kagura (カグラ): Ai Moritaka (森高 愛 Moritaka Ai)
- Akira Nijino (虹野明): Shin Nagahama (長濱 慎 Nagahama Shin)
- Conductor (車掌 Shashō): Tsutomu Sekine (関根 勤 Sekine Tsutomu)
- Ticket (チケット Chiketto, Voice), ToQger Equipment Voice: Kappei Yamaguchi (山口 勝平 Yamaguchi Kappei)
- Wagon (ワゴン Voice): Yui Horie (堀江 由衣 Horie Yui)
- Emperor of Darkness (闇の皇帝 Yami no Kōtei, Voice): Kengo Ohkuchi (大口 兼悟 Ōkuchi Kengo)
- General Schwarz (シュバルツ将軍 Shubarutsu Shōgun, Voice): Haruhiko Jō (壤 晴彦 Jō Haruhiko)
- Baron Nero (ネロ男爵 Nero Danshaku, Voice): Jun Fukuyama (福山 潤 Fukuyama Jun)
- Madame Noir (ノア夫人 Noa Fujin, Voice): Aya Hisakawa (久川 綾 Hisakawa Aya)
- Marchioness Morc (モルク侯爵 Moruku Kōshaku, Voice): Reiko Suzuki (鈴木 れい子 Suzuki Reiko)
- Miss Gritta (グリッタ嬢 Guritta Jō, Voice): Noriko Hidaka (日高 のり子 Hidaka Noriko)
- Transfer Changes for The Beginning of the End:
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- Tripping Scene: ToQ 3gou
- Everyone's Train Corner:
- JR West, JR Kyushu - N700 Series Unit 7000 and Unit 8000: Connecting Shin Osaka and Sanyo, Kyushu, this 8-car Shinkansen runs with many different names including "Mizuho" and "Sakura".
- Chichibu Railway Co, Ltd. - 7000 Series: Formerly used on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line as the 8500 Series. It is now used as a three car commuter train on the Chichibu Railway. The stripe color on the front has changed from red to green and yellow.
- Eizan Electric Railway Co, Ltd. - (900 Series) Kirara: This cute two-car train runs through the mountains of Kyoto. So that passengers can have an excellent view of the maple trees along the wayside, the windows are extremely large. The orange-colored body is also quite beautiful.
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kamen Rider Drive episode 9, How Can I Get Used to the Cool Body?.
- Viewership: 3.6%