Showing off has caused Abyo to literally lose his face, forcing Ching and Pucca to track it down.
|Season 1, Episode 16, Part 1|
|Air date||December 8, 2006|
|Written by||Johnny John-John Kearns|
|Directed by||Dan Hughes|
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In Chang's Dojo, the young martial artists are going through the basics but Abyo becomes bored and wants to proceed to "showing off" which he demonstrates with several fancy maneuvers. Chang warns him that this will only lead to embarrassment and makes one "lose face" but Abyo pays no heed to this. Instead, he changes into a yellow jumpsuit and takes to the streets of Sooga, impressing a large crowd with his incredible capabilities.
However, this comes to an end when, in his egocentric bravado, he tries to do his usual shirt rip. Being in a one piece, he rips his clothes completely off, revealing his heart patterned underwear to everyone. Laughter erupts and Abyo blushes before his face literally flies away on the wind to the horror of everyone but Ching and Pucca. Chang arrives, reminding them of his earlier words over “losing face". As Abyo’s body tries to locate his missing face, the Cat clan pick it up and run off to the annoyance of Ching. She grabs the body and with Pucca along, takes off in pursuit.
Abyo’s face is not happy being used as a chew toy by the cats who become distracted by Yani and leave him on a bench. He then ends up under Santa who stops to feds the birds, hiding him from the ninja girls who call his name. He manages to scream loud enough to be heard from under Santa but this turns the birds against them both, lifting his face free and into the air. Ching spies them but first must save his body as it mindlessly falls into all kinds of trouble.
The birds lift Abyo’s face up to Master Soo's Palace where the maidens are relaxing. As the master offers them ice cream, the birds drop Abyo’s face onto one of the girls which horrifies Soo, leading him to magic it away just as Ching, Pucca, and Faceless Abyo arrive to get it back. Ching, frustrated and embarrassed by Abyo’s underdressed form, suggests them get him some clothes before continuing the hunt.
Back on earth, Garu is meditating in a field while Tobe watches, trying to devise a way to attack him in such an open setting. Abyo’s face falls upon him and, seeing it as a mask, he puts it on and calls out to Garu. Abyo tries to warn him off but Tobe keeps him quiet and calls Garu over while pretending to be his missing friend. Nearby, the girls have clothed Abyo’s body and are trying to paint him a new face with no luck. They happen upon the scene of Tobe with Abyo’s face and Pucca, realizing he intends to harm Garu in disguise, rushes over to interfere. She knocks the face right off of Tobe and it returns to Abyo, much to his delight. Except for one issue: Abyo has his face but it’s upside down!
Ching is concerned but rather than being upset, she spins her own head around so that they can match. Pucca is still chasing the rescued Garu around in the background while the flip-side ninjas share a mutual kiss.