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Mio is Princess Ial!? (美緒がイアル姫!? Mio ga Iaru-hime!?) is the twenty-eighth episode of Hikari Sentai Maskman. It is the second part of a three-part story involving Maskman's initial encounter with Thief Knight Kiros and the development of a new team cannon; it also features the revelation to the Maskman of Mio's true nature within the Underground Kingdom.
An assault by Kiros draws Takeru away from research for Shot Bomber's replacement, where he finds out the truth about Mio and her current fate.
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- For the third time, Takeru and the group are using their Aura Power to energize their new weapon, The Jet Cannon. But it was incompleted due to the group are trying to stop the Rock Doggler from causing havoc in the city.
- In the Philippine Dub, Kiros does not speak in profanity when Takeru and Kenta manages to lure the Doggler to be hit directly by his chain sickle. But he speaks profanity in Japanese when it was translated in English Subtitles.
- For the second time, Red Mask reverts back into Takeru when he was damaged several times by the enemy. He is later followed by Black Mask who reverts back into Kenta when he was damaged once by Rock Doggler and being chased from the Doggler's ball form.
- When Takeru remembers about his battle with Prince Igam and knowing that Princess Ial is Prince Igam's twin, he was seen in his primary outfit during the flashback of Episode 10 when he fights off Prince Igam and ends up being incapacitated by him.
- Both Haruka and Akira in their Sentai Forms have comical scenes when they are after by the Rock Doggler's ball form. Akira was chased by it until being caught in chains to attack him. Therefore, Haruka outsmarts it by hiding under the man hole until she got ambushed by it.
- In this episode, Red Mask defeats the Doggler with the use of his Masky Blade due to the destruction of their Shot Bomber.
- The Great Five automatically wields the Electronic Blade rather than removes it from its shield. This also happens after defeating the Doggler using the Final Aura Burst.
- Marks the first time, Emperor Zeba punishes Thief Knight Kiros for his failure despite his plan to defeat the Maskmen and his obssessions to Princess Ial.
- In the end of the episode, Takeru realizes his relationship with Mio and her true identity as Princess Ial after Commander Baraba reveals to him and Kiros and being encouraged by his comrades before they make a team gesture.
Hikari Sentai Maskman Volume 3 features episodes 21-30.