Mighty Max: Season 1, Episode 5

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie (6 Oct. 1993)

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Skullmaster tricks a druid sorcerer into awakening the Doom Dragon, an ancient beast that will ravage the earth and free him from the underworld.

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Skullmaster tricks a druid sorcerer into awakening the Doom Dragon, an ancient beast that will ravage the earth and free him from the underworld.

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Ravendark: Doom Dragon:Curse you, Thunderer! You, you hurt me...
Virgil: Very good Norman, I believe he wishes to kill you again!
Norman: Thank you, Odin.
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The first truly great episode.
1 February 2014 | by (ukwitchcountry) – See all my reviews

In my opinion this is easily the best episode so far because it contains just about all the elements that made the show so brilliant and memorable. The battles, the gigantic monsters, even the first example of the deeper theme of sacrifice for the greater good, as Ravendark the ancient druid necromancer who goes from being an enemy to what could have been a valuable new ally, must turn a great beast back into stone and ruin Skullmaster's treacherous plans and the only way is with his blood and soul... When he gets out the dagger and says to Max "This isn't for your eyes", it's so dark and fantastical. Norman's the greatest he's been yet in this episode, excelling in his speciality as the dry wit, hard-as-nails battler. Vocally, up to this point the character's been kind of subdued, but in this in a completely and over the top moment that comes completely out of the blue, he roars in this crazy baritone as he charges at the "foul necromancer!!!", and it's like Richard Moll wanted to show what he could really do with his voice for a moment. I just loved him in his later voice-role as Two-Face in Batman the Animated Series. Although there's more revealed about his past in a later episode, this one adds a little depth and many pathos to the mysterious ancient warrior by revealing that, in his extraordinarily long life he's been known as several legendary figures throughout history - the most awesome one being Thor, which is also the name of Max's iguana! What I find the most fun about this episode is Norman's epic battle against the Doom Dragon. Although he doesn't exactly defeat the Dragon, he's mostly just like the comic relief as he keeps it busy by goading it into chasing him and luring it into pitfalls carefully calculated by Virgil. There are so many great lines! Every single exchange between Norman and the Dragon is quote gold! Norman gets his most hilarious line of the series when the Dragon demands to know which name he goes by now, and he starts saying it all heroically but then trails off lamely:"They call me...! Norman." The Doom Dragon itself is a great example of how the animation of this show works. Yes its character design is a little bloated and rough around the edges, but the way it moves and grumbles in the infernal voice conveys a lot of mountainous scale, force, and indomitable threat! The artwork of the series has dated to an extent, but the more I rewatch these episodes the more I'm getting the vibe that it's more how it feels than how it looks, and the best things about it have not aged at all as far as I'm concerned. Despite the way this show could occasionally lack in the smaller details, it more than made up for it with the historical, cultural, and mythological references, and overall sharp witty dialogue and action. And I love how the series delved into so many different kinds of monsters and used them in the story lines in effective ways that were actually threatening, and this is one of my favourites. The Doom Zone upon which this episode is based, "Mighty Max Slays the Doom Dragon", was medieval themed, not druidic or Celtic, and the the play-set version of the dragon was green not purple, and also the TV version was intelligent and could speak. He was voiced by Jim Cummings, who also does Ravendark. I think this show must have gotten all the best 90's voice actors. Can't think of anything this one lacks really, it's a classic. It's even possible to find a moral in it - let sleeping dragons lie!


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