And They Lived Happily Ever After
Lt. Vega is spying on Capt. Friedrichs's fiancee because he thinks she's a spy. However, she somehow sneaks up behind Vega and pushes him off the top of the building. Luckily, he ends up in the hospital with only a broken leg after landing in a dumpster. Ace and Cosmo visit him and agree to take over the case, but that means Ace can't keep his dinner date with Mona. Ace and Cosmo watch Friedrichs's love carefully but are nearly caught. They then learn about the Forever & Ever Agency, a marriage agency which can guarantee a perfect match for anyone. To the surprise of Ace, the agency's major stockholder is Black Jack himself! In order to understand the full extent of what Jack's plan is, Ace signs up with the agency and finds his "true soulmate," Belinda. Mona discovers Ace and Belinda via Sensa-News and gets very upset. When Ace brings his "finacee" back to the Magic Express, he exposes the truth about her being a spy. They battle for a little while, but Ace gets the upper hand. Ace and Cosmo return with a tied-up Belinda to the agency, only for Belinda to cause Ace's car to go out of control. He ejects just before the Magic Racer crashes into a wall. He's fine, but Belinda is now calling him "Master." Belinda and all the other people associated with the agency are just androids built by Prof. Kabalyev. The plan is to learn secrets in order for Black Jack to take advantage of everything. When Jack learns the plan's been exposed, he sends Clockwise, Spade, and Diamond to the agency to destroy all the evidence. Ace, Cosmo, and Belinda go there and stops Jack's team but not before Spade sets the place on fire. Ace and his friends get Kabalyev safely out, only to discover he's an android himself! The real Kabalyev goes after Mona to get back at Black Jack. In the end . . .


The Golden Voice
At the Croesus Palace, Mona sings her heart out to the delight of her fans, especially Ace. She's a finalist in the Golden Voice Awards for the best new song. Someone throws a bouquet of flowers on the stage, but that bouquet is also full of deadly snakes! Ace saves her while Cosmo tries to go after the man who threw the bouquet. Unfortuately, Spade and Diamond get in the way, allowing the man to escape. Later, Ace and Cosmo learn it's NOT the first time she's been threatened. Also, Mona's father, Black Jack himself, is very concerned for her safety and insists she drop out of the competition. She tells him off and goes with Ace to the Sensa-News studios after losing Spade and Diamond, who were supposed to look after her. Mona is to introduce the other nominees: Nesh Divine, a favorite of Cosmo's, and Demonia Deadly, a heavy metal singer bent on winning. Nesh receives an ordinary box of candy, which actually conceals deadly spiders which are loose in her trailer. Ace aids her in stopping the spiders, but she decides to quit with the danger. With only Demonia and Mona remaining, Ace goes to Mona's house to make sure she's safe. There, Mona, Spade, and Diamond are attacked by a flock of blackbirds. Ace rescues her and ties up Spade and Diamond to keep things less complicated. Cosmo finds the crazed fan who caused all the trouble, and he reveals Demonia to be the real troublemaker who hired him. She's already arrested, though, and everyone thinks Mona's in the hospital. Nesh then discovers her own friend Crenone is the one behind everything, and he forces her into the competition to win by default. Ace and Mona arrive in time to make the contest more interesting. In the end . . .


Black Cat
As Ace and Zina work on their new "disappearing panther" trick, Lt. Vega comes to the Magic Express to capture Zina, claiming she, being Electro City's only loose black panther, attacked a scientist, Prof. Sticks, the night before. Ace recalls waking up during the night to see Zina return to his room but not knowing where she went. He goes with Vega to the crime scene and is surprised at Zina's behavior as she suddenly takes off. Unknown to everyone except Zina, a second black panther is at the scene but gets away in a truck. Vega takes Zina to police headquarters for tests while Ace and Cosmo go to a visiting circus which just happens to have a wild cat show of its own. There they meet Yokiko the animal trainer, who tells of her own black panther, Kim Cougar, being kidnapped a few weeks earlier. Things get more complicated when Zina escapes being put to sleep at police headquarters. Fortunately, thanks to Cosmo's tracking device, Ace, Cosmo, and Yokiko not only catch up with Zina but also find Kim Cougar about to attack another scientist. Although Prof. Anderson is safe, Kim gets away, and Yokiko can't understand his behavior, especially his failure to recognize her. With some video to help them, they learn Kim is under someone else's control. Ace and Cosmo visit the Milix Corporation to meet Maxim Milix and learn some important facts but are steered clear of one red door. After learning the connection between both scientists and the Milix Corp., Ace and Cosmo return later that night with Vega, Zina, and Yokiko to find out what's behind that red door. Ace and Yokiko sneak into the building, and with the Magic Force Ace opens the door. After overhearing Milix and Dr. Pax, the man controlling Kim, they go into action when the two gentlemen's argument gets out of control. In the end . . .


Stealth Robber
Ace and Cosmo practice their new act in the middle of a hard rainstorm. Suddenly, they crash into what seems to be an invisible helicopter. Cosmo ejects from the jet safely at the same time Ace enters the chopper. Just as Ace looks at the cargo, he hears a frighteningly familiar voice and gets punched out of the blue. The voice belongs to Faceless, and the punch comes from one of her henchmen. As for the crates, they contain $200 million stolen from the Central Bank. Ace and Faceless renew their rivalry, but Ace manages to get something from her while she shorts out the turbo reactor on his escape suit when he gets thrown from the chopper. Ace dives safely into the water only for him to seemingly get arrested by Capt. Friedrichs. Vega wants 24 hours to help Ace and Cosmo find the stolen money. They go to work immediately, learning Faceless has acquired a camoflage technology which makes her invisible. Angel works on enhancing some of Ace's equipment to be able to fight Faceless, but she sabotages the Magic Express. Actually, she sabotages a phoney, since the real Magic Express is somewhere else. Faceless discovers Ace still alive and goes after him during his performance the next day. The plan Ace has made works perfectly as he and Cosmo follow Faceless and her gang to an underground hideout in the desert. Vega and Zina join them later and look into the hideout. Soon, Vega is held at knifepoint by Faceless, and Ace goes after her. Cosmo tries to sabotage the chopper but ends up being held at gunpoint. It looks as though Faceless will get away for sure. In the end . . .


The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Ace Cooper is on his way home when he nearly runs over an array of escaped zoo animals. Later, Vega explains about the Wolves Company, a group of young eco-terrorists who are completely against everything ecologically wrong. Cosmo hangs out with his friends at the video arcade and discovers a weird symbol in his friend Ulene's notebook. Back at the Magic Express, Ace is determined to discover who makes up the Wolves Company team before the police do, since they take the problem more seriously than the group really understands. The group's "mentor" wants them to create a stir at the Surge Consortium with a supposed "fake bomb." At the consortium, Ace and Cosmo keep a lookout when Ace spots two maintenance workers doing something unusual. He discovers the bomb while Cosmo goies after one of the two workers, who is actually Ulene! Ace has loads of trouble disarming the bomb because it's one design which CAN'T be disarmed, so he encases it in a special coating and lets the bomb go off. Out of it comes some odd confetti, which later turns out to be a deadly substance, B-343, made by Surge Laboratories. Cosmo catches up with Ulene, learns about the Wolves Company, and joins the group. The "mentor" next instructs the group to kidnap Prof. Surge, to stop the pollution. That mentor is really Sonny Boy Surge, the professor's son, and all he wants in reality is to control the Surge Consortium. By a strange quirk of fate, Ace and Cosmo run into each other as Prof. Surge is being kidnapped. Somehow, Cosmo leaves a clue, leading Ace to a warehouse near the Grand Canal. At that old warehouse the group has an internal argument while Ace, Sonny Boy's henchmen, and the police all show up there at the same time. In the end . . .


The Chase
Ace and Cosmo are on their way back from a show in Lazaro City when the Magic Express crashes in the desert. Cosmo leaves Ace a note about the crash being his fault and goes for help. He finds another person in the desert, followed by a pack of wild hyenas who end up attacking Cosmo! Ace and Zina save him when they meet a hunter named Count Hebon. He invites everyone to his place for a cold drink, but the whole thing is a trap for Ace and his friends. Hebon wants revenge for losing the other person who apparently escaped from him. That person is found by the police and taken to headquarters, where Vega is about to receive his long-overdue promotion. When he learns of a train crash, he realizes his friends may be in serious danger, so he takes off to find them to the displeasure of Friedrichs, who won't let anyone leave until Vega returns. At Hebon's estate, Ace and Cosmo fight for their lives through deadly traps, but they reunite and agree they'll get out alive as a team, especially after Ace convinces Cosmo not to blame himself for the Express's accident. They escape from Hebon's grounds and get back to the Magic Express to set a trap for the hunter. Vega finds the estate and battles Hebon's butler while Ace and Cosmo wait for Hebon himself. In the end . . .


Professor Cosmo
Cosmo is nearly late for an inventors competition, but he gets to the exhibition hall just in time to demonstrate his invention, a mental wavelength modifier. Down in the lobby, Ace is busy signing autographs when he notices another contestant named Van Scott in trouble with Spade and Diamond. Ace tries to help, only for Diamond to use Van Scott's invention, a robot, to attack Ace and cause trouble in the contest. Cosmo uses his wavelength modifier to stop the robot and ends up winning the first prize. At this point Cosmo decides it's time to break away from Ace and look towards his own future. Black Jack does not have the robot but has the remote control, so he uses it to get the robot away from the police. Back at the Magic Express, Ace practices his newest trick while Cosmo considers a load of offers. When both find out the robot is on the loose again, Cosmo goes to work, and Ace goes to Angel. Black Jack uses the robot to steal some weapons, but Cosmo stops the robot again. The short is only temporary, though, as Black Jack regains control, captures Cosmo, and destroys the modifier. Jack is about to finish Cosmo when the robot shorts out again, and Ace comes to the rescue in his heavy artillery gear. Unfortunately for Ace, Jack uses Cosmo as a hostage, and in the ensuing chase, Ace gets thrown from a car and lands in a day-care center. He then finds Van Scott, saves him from Spade and Diamond, and learns more about the robot. The robot takes Cosmo to a luxury hotel, where it looks like game over for the budding star. In the end . . .


Cold Sweat (Part 1)
After 15 years in cryogenic suspension, a gentleman named Gus Moreland awakens, looking as blue as water from freezing, and escapes from the Cryogenic Center. When he sees a poster of the Magician, the first thing on Gus's mind is getting revenge. Meanwhile, Ace bails Cosmo out of trouble with the police and reminds him to be careful about doing too many misdeeds before they catch up with him. Later, Ace performs his usual spectacular show with his panther partner Zina. After the show, though, Moreland thinks he has a chance to get back at Ace, only to find it's someone else with a similar cape. At the hospital, Vega grows concerned for Ace's safety, so he has two bodyguards keep an eye on him. Moreland goes back to the Cryogenic Center and forces Dr. Charles, the scientist-in-charge, to make him look normal again. Charles gives him a temporary injection, and Moreland goes after Ace through Cosmo. Ace and Cosmo have a fallout, so Cosmo runs off with Moreland and helps him commit a robbery. At the Magic Express, Ace and Vega find the two bodyguards tied up and learn about Gus Moreland, who has Cosmo with him and has told of Ace's past . . . as a criminal! Gus challenges Ace to meet him alone at the Cryogenic Center. Gus and Cosmo show up there first, but Gus is starting to revert back to his chilled self. Dr. Charles says there's nothing more that can be done to save him. Gus then goes berzerk and ties up both Dr. Charles and Cosmo. Ace shows up to take on Gus one-on-one and tries to explain the truth about what happened between the two. However, Gus betters Ace and locks the Magician himself in a cryogenic chamber! Cosmo and Dr. Charles escape their bonds, yet they find a collapsing Gus and a freezing Ace, who looks like he's in a deep sleep, never to awaken again! In the end . . .


Cold Sweat (Part 2)
Cosmo and Dr. Charles open the chamber Ace occupies, but the body slowly breaks up at Cosmo's touch. Ace does emerge next to the pair, and they are all joined by Vega. Gus Moreland's condition is dangerously critical. Gus apologizes to Ace for his vengeful attitude and wants to know the whole story. Ace explains what really happened the day he and Gus were trying to steal money from a scientific company. Getting a little too greedy, Gus ended up in a trap. Ace had gone to get Jack Malone, the man who planned the robbery. Jack went in and told Gus he was out of the gang and then lied to Ace about Gus getting away. Gus wants Jack Malone and his family to pay for what happened and nearly kills Ace trying to get out of the center. Ace barely survives almost being crushed by the center's collapsing roof. Afterward, Vega and Cosmo go to the Croesus Palace to keep an eye on Jack Malone (a.k.a. Black Jack) while Ace goes to Mona's house to make her promise not to leave, as her life is in danger now. Gus arrives at the Croesus and arranges a deal with Black Jack through Clockwise. Vega and Cosmo follow Black Jack but lose him after their car's engine is blown by a grenade. Meanwhile, Ace discovers exactly where Gus and Jack are going to meet for the deal. At the North Bridge, Gus and Jack exchange greetings, and then Gus explains his revenge plan. They start fighting, but Ace saves Gus before Spade and Diamond shoot him. Gus gets away from Ace and goes after Jack for one final showdown. Ace gets to the Croesus and sneaks in the emergency door. Black Jack escapes from Gus and leaves him trapped in a now blazing inferno. Then, Ace catches up with Jack but decides to keep his long-time promise to save Gus. In the end . . .


All Against One
At police headquarters, two officers bring in a new prisoner, and everyone at the jailhouse is curious. When one of the prisoners takes off the new prisoner's hat, the prisoner turns out to be Faceless while the two officers are really Spade and Diamond. The plan is to break out only a select bunch of prisoners and get them to work with Black Jack to put an end to Ace Cooper, who helped put away some of the prisoners. Sonny Boy and his gang get invited to join the crime alliance, since they all agree Ace must be stopped. The next day, Ace puts on his show but gets ambushed by three villains: Yago the Fire Magician; Dr. Blaun, a mad scientist, and Count Hebon (from "The Chase"). Faceless joins in and wounds Ace on his right arm. Cosmo calls for Vega and the police, but Mr. Glam (from "The Cruise") sends his robots to block the police. Ace manages to slip away on his Magic Bike but then gets shot by Sonny Boy's team. It looks as though the crimefighting career and the life of Ace Cooper are over . . . In the end . . .


Virtual Fatality
Ace Cooper's latest performance gives him a chance to be a part of Electro City's 200th anniversary celebration. However, something goes wrong in his teleportation trick as he mysteriously disappears. He gets knocked out and kidnapped by two men, who take him away in a van. Cosmo spends a week trying to find Ace with no luck. When Vega comes and tells a replacement audition is taking place, Cosmo skakes over to the Ring Theatre and discovers a man named Jimmy Hagen, who somehow starts doing Ace's tricks perfectly. With Angel's help he learns Hagen is a decendant of one of Electro City's founding families and has been in and out of the mental hospital. While trying to figure out Hagen's moves, Cosmo, as well as everyone else in the city, hears a shocking announcement from Ace: He's giving up magic! Cosmo discovers the message may not have been really from Ace, but no one believes him, no one except Mona. He then notices the same vehicle he had seen just after Ace disappeared. Cosmo then stows away in the van, which takes him directly to Hagen's home. There, Cosmo finds out the truth: Hagen is using virtual reality to steal Ace's magical secrets. Hagen discovers Cosmo and sends him running for his life, and Cosmo nearly dies falling from a cliff but is cushioned by the trees. Cosmo returns with Angel and the Magic Express and gets Ace out of the virtual world, shorting out Hagen's machine. Ace and company race to Keaton Park to deliver a large surprise. Jimmy Hagen is ready to perform at the celebration, but in his teleportation trick, he is surprised to find Ace Cooper in the other box. The two start battling it out, trick for trick, but Hagen stuns Ace and takes Mona hostage. In the end . . .


Junior
On a rainy night at the Magic Express, Ace and Cosmo are ready for dinner with Mona when they get an unexpected surprise on their doorstep: a baby! Cosmo tries to care for the baby while Ace looks for the person who left the baby in the rain. Mona shows up to help with the babysitting, as she knows how to take care of babies. During the night, though, Mona is shocked to find the baby has quickly grown into a toddler. Angel analyzes the child, who grows older with each passing hour. Junior then takes the Magic Racer and drives like a maniac, causing all kinds of trouble. Ace and Mona catch up with the Racer via the Magic Bike, but Junior (which Ace has named the child) has used the ejector seat and ends up at the top of a high-rise building. Ace and Mona nearly lose Junior when a gentleman picks him up in a turbocopter. The man, Aldus Teron, is up to no good, so Ace rescues Junior when jumps away from Teron and gets into a very high dive with Ace. Back at Ingen Laboratories, Teron learns his nurse Nastasia kidnapped the prototype baby and left it with Ace, who himself remembers Nastasia as the nurse who cared for him after his accident. He and Cosmo try to get to her home, but Teron gets there first. Ace comes to the rescue of his old friend, yet he and Cosmo get sidetracked and lose her. Teron then goes to the Magic Express and gets Junior back. Why is the child so important to Teron? This is Teron's plan: Transfer his brain into Junior's body to live longer! In the end . . .


No Dice!
At the Sunset Casino, Ace tries to find Cosmo when he accidentally bumps into a suspicious character. Ace follows the stranger into a secret room and discovers that he's planted a bomb. The stranger stuns Ace while the bomb is heading into the main area of the casino. As for Cosmo, two of Sonny Boy's henchmen throw him out, since Sonny Boy owns the Sunset and does NOT welcome Ace and his friends. Ace wakes up and manages to evacuate the casino, but he barely escapes as the bomb explodes. Back at the Magic Express, Angel explains the potency of the bomb and tells the only way to prevent the explosion is to keep it at a colder temperature. Ace then gets a call from the stranger, who says he will bomb another casino to put addicted gamblers out of their misery. Ace meets Vega at police headquarters and learns someone has demanded exactly $2,307,680 from the DNA Club & Casino. There, Ace, Vega, and Cosmo find the stranger (this time disguised as a woman). Ace discovers the bomb and slows the countdown by freezing the water he pours on it. Vega clears everyone out of the casino while Cosmo goes after the stranger. Ace has to save one gambler who would rather die with her money than leave to live another day. The bomb goes off, but a little magic gets Ace and the woman out of danger. At the Express, the heroes learn the bomber's identity: Joe Tucker, the only man to lose $2,307,680 from the Sunset, the DNA, and the Croesus Palace. Ace knows Mona is giving a concert at the Croesus, so now she's in danger, too! Ace and Vega go there to evacuate the premises and find Tucker, who's in a different disguise. Tucker holds Black Jack and Mona hostage while Ace tries desperately to find the bomb. Ace finds Tucker but gets knocked out cold by Spade and Diamond, who then get stunned by Tucker! In the end . . .



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