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Stroke of Fate is the sixteenth episode of Power Rangers Super Samurai, the second season of Power Rangers Samurai. This episode marks the only appearance of the Samurai Shark Gigazord, and the final appearance of Serrator.
The Rangers are still lying down, injured heavily after Serrator's last attack. Antonio finds Deker lying down, motionless, and goes in for an attack. He however stops himself, knowing it would not be right.
Back at the Shiba House, the Rangers are still analyzing Serrator's plan when, out of desperation, Antonio confesses that he had a chance to take out Deker but didn't. Although the Rangers reassure that his decision is what separates him from the Nighlok, he still feels ashamed.
Deker is at a stream, thinking about what Serrator wants from him in his plan. He visits the area when he first became half-Nighlok when Dayu asks if he remembers, to which he replies no before leaving. Dayu remembers vividly what happened and hopes that one day, Deker finds out the truth.
Bulk and Spikey find one of Serrator's holes in the ground and decide to cover it up using chewing gum. They roll a huge ball of it to one of the holes and use it to plug it up. It works, but they are stuck to it.
Back at the Shiba House, the Rangers find a note from Antonio, saying he's gone to fight Deker and finish the job. Meanwhile, Serrator has arrived at the area where he needs to deliver his final wedge. He holds Urumasa up high, and Deker feels its presence. But before he can get there, Antonio stands in his path. Deker reveals that he knew how Antonio had a chance earlier to defeat him but didn't.
While Jayden, Emily, and Mia hold off Serrator, Kevin and Mike go after Antonio. Antonio notices that Deker is defenseless, so he hesitates and doesn't attack. He tries to convince him to forget his sword and don't help Serrator in splitting the Earth. Deker says that's what makes him weak when the others arrive for help. Deker arrives at the final wedge area and takes Urumasa from Serrator.
Instead of slashing at the rock, however, he instead slashes at Serrator, telling him that he only lives for the sword and doesn't share his hatred of humanity. The rift in the Earth seals itself up, ruining Serrator's plan. Deker leaves the Rangers to deal with Serrator, who takes out his bitter frustration on them. They still manage to defeat him using the 5 disk Octo Cannon.
When Serrator enlarges himself, the Rangers form the Bull Megazord, LightZord, Samurai Megazord, and Claw BattleZord south. Serrator spawns two Papyroxes. While the Samurai Megazord and ClawZord deal with the Papyroxes, Jayden and the LightZord go after Serrator. The Papyroxes are defeated, but Serrator overpowers the Rangers. In response, the Rangers form the Gigazord, but it still isn't enough. Antonio decides to give the Gigazord more power by having it combine with the SharkZord. Using this, they finally defeat Serrator once and for all.
Dayu asks Deker if he finally ended his deals with the Nighlok, to which he responds that he feels their fates are somehow related to each other. Antonio thinks about what Deker did and the episode ends with the Rangers enjoying their friendship, commenting on how unlike the Nighlok, they will always remain loyal to each other.
- Alex Heartman as Jayden Shiba (Red Samurai Ranger 1)
- Najee-De-Tiege as Kevin (Blue Samurai Ranger)
- Erika Fong as Mia Watanabe (Pink Samurai Ranger)
- Hector David Jr. as Mike (Green Samurai Ranger)
- Brittany Anne Pirtle as Emily (Yellow Samurai Ranger)
- Steven Skyler as Antonio Garcia (Gold Samurai Ranger)
- Rene Naufahu as Mentor Ji
- Jeff Szusterman as Octoroo (voice)
- Derek Judge as Serrator (voice)
- Rick Medina as Deker
- Kate Elliott as Dayu (voice)
- Red Samurai Ranger - Super (x2), Bullzooka (x2), Samurai (Fire Smasher), Bull (BullZord), Ultimate Samurai Combination, Shogun, Shark (SharkZord)
- Blue Samurai Ranger - Samurai (DragonZord)
- Pink Samurai Ranger - Samurai (TurtleZord)
- Green Samurai Ranger - Samurai (BearZord)
- Yellow Samurai Ranger - Samurai (ApeZord)
- Gold Samurai Ranger - Octo (Fire Smasher - Cannon Blast Mode), Coral + Dragon + Turtle + Bear + Ape (5 Disc Octo Cannon), Claw (ClawZord)
- This episode was first shown in Latin America on 24th August 2012. It aired in Canada on 27th October 2012.
- This episode marks the only time Emily uses the LightZord.
- Bulk's hand/body motions as he picks up a handful of gumballs in the same manner as the Power Morphers and shouts "It's Chewin' Time" is a callback to the original morphing sequence for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: "It's Morphin Time". There's even a close head shot.
- During the Megazord battle with Serrator he says "Watch how I get my kicks". He is the second monster in Power Rangers to use this line. Grumble Bee used a similar line, almost word for word, in the Megazord battle during "Grumble Bee" in season 1 of Mighty Morphin.
- This is also the first time we see a Ranger come very close to striking or even killing an enemy while they are down. This is the case with Antonio and Deker, but Antonio restrains himself at the last second, wanting it to be a fair fight, despite showing some regret later on.
- When performing the Claw Pincer Slash to destroy his Papyrox, Antonio says "take that." "And that" should have followed but it doesn't so this sounds stilted.
- When Serrator attacks the Bull Megazord after a failed surprise attack, it is suddenly lying on the ground despite just having been on it's feet.
- The reason for this is that, in Shinkenger, the move that knocked it down like this was a massive stab right through it which was probably cut to the violence this implied.
- Act 43: One Last Sword - Super Sentai counterpart in Shinkenger. See comparison page. (fight footage & story)