The Plot Begins to Move (動き始めた陰謀, Ugoki hajime ta inbou; English "The Plot Thickens") is the 36th episode of Beyblade: Metal Masters and the 87th episode of the Metal Saga
Zeo is seen training outside and gets a call from the HD Academy and is told to go back to the Academy. During that time Gingka, Masamune, and Kenta are off to the Dungeon Gym and they start a battle with everybody from the gym in it while Madoka, Tsubasa, and Yu are fixing Flame Libra T125ES and Earth Eagle 145WD. At HD Academy, Ryuga is battling training beys from the academy, he launches his Bey with his hand and then uses Meteo L-Drago LW105LF's spin stealing capability to win the battle. After the battle, Zeo is talking to Dr. Ziggurat about facing Ryuga to see the power of Meteo L-drago and use that power to make the arrangement system even better than it currently. Zeo tells him that he wants to battle Ryuga without using the arrange system. Ryuga tells Jack to come battle him, but can't because his Bey is not complete. Zeo enters the room and blames him and Gingka for making Masamune leave. Their battle start and Meteo L-Drago can't steal Flame Byxis 230WD spin power because of the spin track height. Ryuga tries to have Meteo L-Drago attack from above but Flame Byxis starts controlling it's movement. Meteo L-Drago sends Flame Byxis crashing into the stadium. Zeo tries to use his special move but it wouldn't work. Ryuga uses his special move, Dragon Emperor Supreme Flight, and blasts Flame Byxis out of the stadium. After the battle, Dr. Ziggurat tells Ryuga that he owns the Dark Nebula and sent him to Koma Village to get Lightning L-Drago 100HF and control it's dark power but failed. After he failed, he created the arrangement system to make bladers reach their limits. He even brought him to the academy to observe him. Ryuga gets angry and destroys the room with Meteo L-Drago, leaving HD Academy. Dr.Ziggurat says he will not let him escape.
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