Combined Giant Tripledacus is the thirteenth episode of Beast Wars II. It first aired in Japan on July 01, 1998 on TV Tokyo.
A ship in outer space approaches Gaea. The Destrons are the first to notice, and discuss what may be onboard. Diver and Tasmanian Kid are relaxing near a waterfall, when they hear the alarm go off at headquaters. They head into base and also see the ship. The ship heads into the atmosphere and crash lands. Diver, Kid, and Bighorn are dispatched to locate the ship and rescue anyone on board. They locate the ship and find the inside vacant and in poor shape. Suddenly, a missile attack hits the ship from the outside. Luckily, the Cybertrons escape to the ship above. The three soon encounter the attackers, Starscream and BB. The Destrons have the upper hand until a giant robot comes on the scene and attacks Starscream and BB. The giant robot fires at the Destrons, who then retreat.
The giant robot then turns to attack the Cybertrons. The Cybertrons return the attack, but are being defeated. The robot grabs Diver. He scans him, and discovers that he is a Cybertron and exclaims "Amigo!". The robot then seperates into three seperate robotic beast. They introduce themselves as DJ (cicada), Motorarm (beetle), and Gimlet (lobster). As the Jointron Brothers, they form Tripledacus.
(Something that will not come across in this summary and other summaries is that the Jointron Brothers are given Mexican accents and are given the stereotypic views of a Mexican personality)
The Jointron Brothers are taken to the Cybertron base to meet the rest of the crew. After some brief introductions, the Jointron Brothers start to rejoice by drinking energy drinks. The Cybertrons look around in disbelief.
At the Destron base, Galvatron and his army review footage of Tripledacus and try to locate a weekness. The Jointron Brothers have wandered off in the meantime. Bighorn grows angered that the Jointrons have wandered off, and departs with Kid and Diver to find them. Lioconvoy radios Scuba and asks him to watch out for them.
Thrust and Dirge have located the Jointron Brothers, but retreat for fear of what they can transform into. Starscream and BB soon find the Brothers and radio to base. Meanwhile, Thrust and Dirge have located Bighorn, Diver, and Kid and attack.
The Jointron Brothers are now on the ground discussing today's events. Suddenly, they look up and are shocked to see the Destron ship. Megastorm comes out of the ship and attacks the Jointrons. The Jointrons escape being hit, but Starscream and BB soon join Megastorm. The Jointrons then merge to form Tripledacus. The Destrons fire, but their weapons don't even phase him. Meanwhile, Thrust and Dirge stop attacking Bighorn, Diver, and Kid when they receive a message that their comrades need assistance against Tripledacus. As the Destrons arrive and surround Tripledacus, Lioconvoy, Apache, and Scuba arrive and drive off the Destrons. The Destron ship takes off and escapes.
At the Cybertron base, Lioconvoy invites the Jointron Brothers to stay with them on Gaia. The brothers accept and throw themselves a fiesta as the sun sets.
New Cybertrons: DJ, Gimlet, Motorarm
In the episode
English dub changes
Note: All characters are listed in order of their first appearances in the episode. The time they appear is the time from the Japanese dub..