Ōban Star-Racers
"Surprising Like Super-Racer"
Season Code: 109
Episode: 9
Airdate: May 31, 2006
Written by: Jeffrey Paul Kearney,

Savin Yeatman-Eiffel

Supervising Producer: Savin Yeatman-Eiffel
Producers: Katsunori Haruta
Benoit Runel
Minoru Takanashi
Savin Yeatman-Eiffel
Supervising Director: Thomas Romain,

Savin Yeatman-Eiffel

Story Editor: Jeffrey Paul Kearney

Ōban Star-Racers Season 1
April 12, 2006 - December 6, 2006
List of Episodes


  1. A Fresh Start
  2. Hostilities Break Out
  3. Grave Like Grooor
  4. In Like Flint
  5. Cruel Like Ceres
  6. Playful Like Para-Dice
  7. Treacherous Like Toros
  8. Agile Like Aikka
  9. Surprising Like Super-Racer
  10. Resistant Like Rush
  11. Silent Like Spirit
  12. The Will to Win
  13. Make Way!
  14. Welcome to Ōban!
  15. Fierce Like Lord Furter
  16. Nervous Like Ning & Skun
  17. Optimised Like Ondai
  18. Monstrous Like Muir
  19. The Origin of the World
  20. Secret Like Sul
  21. Ominous Like O
  22. Revelations
  23. Cruel Like Kross
  24. Canaletto's Revenge
  25. Unlikely Alliances
  26. The Moment Of Truth

Ōban Star-Racers

Surprising Like Super-Racer” is the ninth episode of the Cycle Alwas, and the ninth of the overall series. It first aired on May 31, 2006.


Molly is ordered by Don Wei to go under strict training by Rick. Meanwhile, Jordan has an encounter with Prince Aikka. While training with Rick, Molly learns to concentrate and focus while racing, and begins to open up to him about her issues. The next opponent is Super-Racer, and the Earth Team must win to stay in the playoffs.

Full RecapEdit

Molly refuses to come out of her room, so Don Wei orders her to go under strict training by Rick. She has to run laps, jump poles, and more. Meanwhile, Jordan talks to Satis while in town. Satis informs him that the Earth Team faces Super-Racer in the next playoff race, and that he is skilled and powerful. Jordan is distracted when he spots Aikka and chases after him.

Jordan follows Aikka to a secret meeting with Colonel Toros, confirming his suspicions that the Nourasians are indeed allied with the Crogs. When Toros questions Aikka's loyalty, Aikka protests that even though they are allies, the Nourasians have their own agenda. When Aikka leaves, Jordan confronts him and warns him to stay away from Molly. A fight breaks out.

Molly is able to jump the poles in the harbor with outstanding agility. Rick compliments her on it, then asks her why she isn't doing better in the races. He senses something is holding her back, but the most she will say is that she races for her father. Back at the hangar, Rick suggests that Molly decorate the Arrow II before the race. Molly spray paints a pink rabbit head on the Arrow II, then finds Jordan trying to hide a bruise on his cheek.

The next race begins. Don Wei is apalled by Molly's paint job on the ship, but it's too late to do anything now. In the starting area, Molly recognizes that Super-Racer is really Satis in disguise, which he denies. Don Wei warns her not to judge Super-Racer by his appearance, as he has only lost to Toros. During the race, Super-Racer's star-racer lacks mobility, but has powerful weapons that can manipulate those of the Arrow II. Super-Racer seizes the turret with Jordan in it, and he is ejected off the race track completely. Molly wants to rescue Jordan, but both Don and Rick tell her to finish the race first. She pushes on into the race and uses her skills she learned from Rick to maneuver past Super-Racer's ship. The Earth Team wins, and Molly finds Jordan unharmed.



  • Featured Race: Earth Team v.s. Super-Racer
  • Original French Title: Surprenant comme Super-Racer
  • Original French Air Date: May 31, 2006
  • ABC Family Air Date: August 5, 2006
  • Japanese Title: 驚きのスーパーレーサー (Odoroki no Sūpārēsā, Surprising Super Racer)
  • Molly's victory over Super-Racer is her first victory of the Play-offs.
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