|Season||Bakugan: New Vestroia|
|Previous||Invasion of the Vestals|
Facing Ace is the second episode of Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia. It aired on May 16, 2009.
After the battle with Lync and Volt, Dan, Drago and Marucho, go with Mira to the Resistance base. Along the way, Mira reveals that only a few Vestals realize that the Bakugan are intelligent creatures, while the rest of the Vestals have not been told. She reveals that after discovering this for herself, and becoming outraged with her father, for participating in the capturing of the Bakugan, she ran off and created the Bakugan Battle Brawlers Resistance, joining with people who felt the same way as she did. Upon arriving at the base, they meet Baron, a major fan of the Bakugan Battle Brawlers and the Six Originals Hero Bakugan. Shortly after, another Brawler from the Resistance named Ace, highly disapproves of Mira bringing humans to aid in their quest to free the Bakugan. Instead, he challenges Dan to a battle and says that if he beats him, he and Marucho can join the Resistance in their quest to save the Bakugan. Dan gets off to a rocky start, but he and Ace are too evenly matched. With one win and one loss each their battle ends, after a period of three hours, in a tie and they become fast friends.
- Dan and Marucho travel with Mira to the Resistance's mobile base.
- Mira reveals that the Vestals (other than the Vexos) do not have malicious intentions in their enslavement of the Bakugan; they simply do not realize they are intelligent.
- Dan and Marucho meet Baron, the Resistance's Haos brawler, and Ace, their Darkus brawler.
- Ace challenges Dan to a battle, saying he will only let him join the Resistance if he wins.
- Dan and Ace have a battle which lasts for several hours and ends in a tie.
- Dan and Ace settle their differences and Dan and Marucho join the Resistance.
- Dan Life Force: 500 Points (100%)
- Ace Life Force: 500 Points (100%)
Both Bakugan do a tornado struggle and Drago gets knocked out due to his default power level being lower than Percival's.
- Dan Life Force: 90%
Ace wins this round.
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