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"T.K.O." is the 25th & 26th episode of Season 1 of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes and the 25th & 26th episode overall. It is a 22-minute special episode.

Official Synopsis

Searching for power, K.O. accepts the help of a mysterious figure. Our heroes band together to save the plaza from a new menace.[1]

Plot

The episode begins with a flashback of Carol and a young K.O. sitting near a pond and meditating. He has trouble doing this, as he is distracted by a fly. Carol instructs K.O. to focus. The episode cuts back to the present K.O., who is facing off against a Darrell. K.O. attempts to perform a power fist, but is unable to. He is saved by Radicles and Enid, who then proceed to fight Darrell and leave K.O. behind to keep him safe. After the battle is finished, Mr. Gar congratulates Rad and Enid. To K.O., he says 'Good hustle', as K.O. did not participate. 

K.O. immediately deflates upon hearing this. K.O is tasked by Gar to clean up the debris from the battle. As K.O. sweeps, he thinks about the things Rad, Enid, and Mr. Gar told him. K.O. is angry that he is not able to fight yet, and that Rad, Enid, and Mr. Gar treat him like a child. In anger, he throws his broom, which is caught by a shadowed figure standing in the nearby woods. The figure offers K.O. a way to have power. K.O. accepts, and walks with him into the forest. In a moment of hesitation, K.O. asks who the mysterious man is. The man produces a POW card that reveals his name to be 'Shadowy Figure' and his power level to be 8. 

They walk to a lake together. There, the mysterious man explains that K.O.'s true source of power is his anger. The shadowy figure tells K.O to close his eyes and focus on all insults Mr. Gar, Rad, and Enid had told him. As K.O. does this, blue energy begins to build around his hands. However, the energy dissipates quickly. This causes K.O. to have a tantrum. As K.O. gets more and more enraged, the wind starts to blow, and purple energy emerges from his hands. This new energy shoots into the air and forms a pair of fists. Shadowy Figure is visibly pleased. K.O's eyes glow purple, and he transforms into T.K.O, a dark variant of K.O. 

Back at the plaza, Enid and Rad are confronted with another Darrell, who grows several times larger than the plaza. This larger Darrell has a cannon on his chest that would destroy the plaza as soon as it completed charging. However, the cannon does not reach that point, as it is sliced in half. As Darrell's pieces fall to the ground, it is revealed that T.K.O. was Darrell's destroyer. Rad and Enid are amazed at his newfound skill.

The episode next cuts to what is presumably the next day, as Carol drives T.K.O. to work. T.K.O. is silent and sullen and ignores his mother's words of support. At work, Enid and Rad are curious about what they think is a phase of K.O.'s. Rad and Enid attempt to cheer him up, and Enid calls T.K.O. cute. This makes T.K.O angry, and he challenges Rad and Enid to a power battle. T.K.O punches Rad into orbit. Enid manages to keep her own in battle with T.K.O., until she can reach Carol's dojo.

Carol and Mr. Gar come out of their respective businesses to speak to T.K.O. Carol orders Gar to give T.K.O. compliments. In doing so, Mr. Gar confesses that he loves Carol. T.K.O. is enraged by Gar's halfhearted compliments, and proceeds to create a bubble of purple energy that knocks down everyone in its path. Just as T.K.O. is about to kill Carol, he is stopped by K.O. inside his mind.

K.O. and T.K.O. have a battle inside of the mind, and K.O. locks T.K.O. inside his mind once more. K.O. awakens and apologizes profusely for his actions, though he doesn't seem to remember what they are. Rad asks K.O. where he learned his new powers, and K.O. shows them the Mysterious Figure's POW card. The card glitches in Carol's hand to reveal that it is actually a -8. Carol admonishes K.O. for following a stranger into the woods.

The episode ends with the Shadowy Figure standing on top of a building and saying "Soon." before he vanishes.

Features

Characters

Music

Soundtrack

Trivia

  • This is the first half-hour special in the series.

Continuity

  • T.K.O. made his official debut after being hinted from "You're Level 100!" and "Face Your Fears".
  • Enid was hesitant to fight K.O. because she says that she never fight her best friend from "You Have to Care".
  • Carol has known about Mr. Gar's crush on her, which was made evident as she was unfazed when he admits this despite everyone else’s surprise due to his nervousness around her from the flashbacks of "Let's Take a Moment" and in Season 1.

Cutural References

RadGoth
  • Rad's goth outfit was based on the style of clothing worn on the My Chemical Romance album The Black Parade.
  • The song T.K.O. and K.O. fight is "Bakuru Sentai Abaranger" by Massaki Endoh.
    • This song was used in the Theme Song (but edited).

Videos

Gallery

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Transcript

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Reference Sources

Episodes
Pilot Lakewood Plaza Turbo
Shorts KOEnidRadCarolEnid's Bad DayBarrels and CratesRad CriesRad's VanCommercialPower-Up!!!DendyBoxmore InfomercialLet's Do It Together!
Season 1 A: Let's Be HeroesLet's Be FriendsYou're Everybody's SidekickWe Messed UpJethro's All YoursYou're Level 100!I Am DendySibling RivalryYou Get MeDo You Have Any More in the Back?Just Be a PebblePresenting Joe CuppaMy Dad Can Beat Up Your DadWe've Got PestsYou Are RadLegends of Mr. GarWe Got HackedPlazalympicsWe're CapturedKnow Your MomFace Your FearsEverybody Likes Rad?You Have to CarePlaza PromT.K.O.

B: Stop Attacking the PlazaPlaza ShortsWe've Got FleasOne Last ScoreSecond First DateNo More Pow CardsLet's Watch the PilotA Hero's FateGlory DaysParents DayLet's Have a StakeoutThe Power Is Yours!Rad Likes RobotsKO's Video ChannelVillains' Night OutVillains' Night InBack in Red ActionOK Dendy! Let's Be K.O.!Let's Take a MomentRMS & Brandon's First EpisodeMystery Science Fair 201XLet's Not Be SkeletonsLad & LogicAction NewsYou're in Control

Season 2 A: Seasons ChangeLord Cowboy DarrellHope This FliesThe Perfect MealPlaza Film FestivalBe a TeamMy Fair CarolPoint to the PlazaThe So-Bad-icalLet's Watch the Boxmore ShowYour World is an IllusionRed Action to the FutureTKO's HouseSpecial DeliveryDendy's PowerWisdom, Strength, and CharismaBittersweet RivalsAre You Ready for Some Megafootball?!Mystery SleepoverFinal Exams

B: Soda GenieCarolQuestBoxman CrashesCrossover NexusPlaza AloneAll in the VillainyMonster PartyGarQuestSuper Black FridayWhacky JaxxyzSidekick ScoutsProject Ray WayI Am JethroBeach EpisodeRad's Alien SicknessKO's Health WeekGar Trains Punching JudyOK A.U.!Dark Plaza

Season 3 We Are HeroesKO, Rad, and Enid!Let's Meet SonicTKO Rules!K.O. vs. FinkChip's DamageThe K.O. TrapWhatever Happened to... Rippy Roo?Planet XDeep Space VacationBig RevealRadical RescueYou're a Good Friend, KOLet's Get ShadowyRed Action 3: Grudgement DayCarlDendy's Video ChannelLet's Fight to the EndThank You for Watching the Show
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