Lately I have been really into the Turbo series and it reminded me of just how much I love the Burst saga so have been contemplating doing a list of 5 of my favorite battles. Skipping past Shogun Steel as I was not motivated enough to make a list for it but when I am I shall plus feel bad for not listing a Metal Fury Battle in the Metal Saga so will give that a post as well. This list will only be for the first 2 series as I'm still watching through Turbo plus it has a mostly new cast so its unique enough to get its own list .
Number 5-Valt vs Wakiya
These two are pretty much polar opposites as Valt is a fun loving Blader who is a bit of an amateur but always came from behind to win his tournament battles while Wakiya takes Blading seriously and constantly trains and only views one character as competition. In the first match Valt is able to psuh Wakiya's bey closer and closer by having his bey rotate around the arena and gets a ring out (up to this point Valt always lost the first battle so this was a great formula breaking moment). Wakiya took round 2 as he got more serious and used a counter attack where when his bey is hit it comes straight back down the ramp to hit an opponents bey and he tied up the score. The rest of the battle involves the two using their previous strategies leading to a series of ties but Valt eventually gets the burst winning 3-1, Wakiya was a great early series antagonist and Valt over coming him was an amazing moment.
Number 4-Joshua vs Daigo
The story aspect of this battle was simply amazing, Joshua is a movie star and tends to lose the first match to do the whole the hero always makes a triumphant comeback cliché. But Daigo calls him out on it stating he lures people into a false sense of security and states all he has to do is get a burst to win and uses a double strike special attack. However the first strike one sends Joshua's bey flying before the second one could get him the burst. In the second match Joshua stops holding back as he starts guarding against Daigo's attacks. He eventually sends him flying with his special attack but Daigo uses his double strike to bounce off the ball and attacks again but Joshua fights back and both beys go flying. Daigo's in mid air while Joshua's is about to land out of the arena but Daigo's bey burst half a second before Joshua's lands, Joshua wins 2-1 but words can't express how excited I was to see Daigo potentially win and then sad at him losing by half a second.
Number 3-Silas vs Free
They face off quite a few times but the one I'm picking is there match in the team championship as Free's bey has the ability to use the spin steal (in the show its when a left rotating bey can increase its spin by decreasing a right rotating beys spin). But Silas is able to time his attacks and prevent his bey from losing any of its energy and when Free's bey is wobbling he goes for a final strike but Free counters with something called Slow Motion Burst. This is a thing introduced in Evolution where when a left rotating bey is low on energy can burst a right rotating bey charging at it at a high speed (probably explains it in the sub but I'm guessing it involves stealing all energy at once). This battle is pretty short but it helps to showcase how strategic Silas is and also highlights how Free is a Blader that's very difficult to out match.
Number 2-Ren Wu Sun vs Valt, Kuza and Rantaro
This is the first multi opponent battle I have added woop, honestly adding this battle as I feel Ren Wu Sun had the strongest debut out of the Big 5 since he defeated these 3 who are all protagonists in a single battle. Ren Wu basically envisions the paths each bey will take and he wastes no time eliminating Cuza as he wanted to take Ren Wu head on, Valt and Rantaro decide to double team him but he switches his bey to defence mode and eliminates Rantaro while Valt survives. Valt then fails to use his special attack and Ren Wu finishes him off and he scored a Burst on all three of his opponents, again I love this battle as it did an amazing job of showing off how skilled a Big 5 member was plus it put pressure on the protagonist as this was before their semi final match against Ren Wu's team in the Team Championship Tournament.
Number 1-Shu vs Lui
They also battle a few times and I'm picking the one from the semi finals of the National Tournament in series 1, this is a battle between the rival and main antagonist (Lui gave Shu a scar he is one of the only bladers to get under Shu's skin). In the first battle Shu debuts a new special attack and burst Lui's bey pretty much instantly (this is a 3 point match). In the second battle Shu dodges an attack and tries to counter but Lui simply turns his back and hits him with his own an attack and sends Shu's bey towards Valt as if he wanted to give him a scar to but only gets a ring out. In the final battle they exchange a series of attacks and eventually push each other back with it looking like Lui's bey is about to lose to a sleep out but Shu's bey bursts. However the tip of his bey kept spinning while Lui's bey stopped spinning (I absolutely loved this scene as it showed how determined Shu was to win), Lui won the match 3-2 but it felt like Shu could of won as his bey was damaged from a previous battle which caused his ring to split in the battle.
Valt vs Lui was also an amazing match but Shu against Lui got me more into the battle plus it is probably my all time favorite semi final match.