Fantastic Four

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 09, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Dr. Doom manages to transfer his mind into Reed's body by hacking his consciousness. Reed, who is now trapped in Dr. Doom's body, must now figure out a way to return to his friends and family, or else Dr. Doom will destroy the Fantastic Four and several city blocks by transforming the Baxter Building into his new weapon.moreless

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  • Slightly better than the previous...

    Ok this is slightly better than the previous episod ebut it is still very kiddy and draggy ... I still don't get why they try to target really young viewers so much... theya already have barney or something! Give us a super hero cartoon! Anyway... I haev faith in Christ yost that's why I continue to watch it. This episode was a little better becaus ethey got the story off a comic book. Doom and Mr fantastic switch bodies but they end up getting their old bodies back... I tell you the comic book version was better and less dumb...moreless
  • That's what I'm talkin' 'bout. An episode NOT about Johnny Storm.

    I gave the previous episode a negative review because the action was little and the Human Torch keeps trying to be funny. THis one is looking up, we get to see Dr. Doom and what kjind of jerk he is. He replaces his mind with Reed's so that he can ruin him and his family so he can...rule the world I guess. He continues this by discriminating the Thing. Why must everyone always clobber the Thing with their hurtful words? I hate when they do that, but this didn't feel so bad as when X-men Evolution decided to make the new story to let the world know they were mutants. Things get resolved later yeah. The action in this show is increased while Torch being the main plot decreases. So we're good.moreless
  • A comic book issue

    One thing that I like is that the episode took some thing from the comic book, doom changing mind with reed richards, that´s something good. This series can give pleasure to the comic book fans with episodes like this.

    However the series need fine tunnig, and atach it self to the comic book universe or the movie universe, or maybe just do it´s own version of the fantastic four. One thing that I don´t like is that Doctor Doom´s armor desing, it should be like the comic book, but the desing is japanese, and for other people is cool. so I hope the the series don´t dissapoint memoreless
  • Wonderful comeback!

    After a good but mediocire series premiere, this episode was an excellent comeback. This new version of Doom, was quite evil and refreshing. Only Paul Dobson can give a preformance like that. He's evil in every scene i see him in, (Naraku, Rau le Creuset...) and he's good in all of them. However, the Oscar really belongs to the voice of Reed. His evil persona was simply chilling and I absolutely loved him as well.

    Johnny was his usual funny self, and the chemistry between the team was wonderful. Seeing Reed trying to get used to Doom's body, and Doom making snide comments as Reed was good as well. However, what were those files that Doom sent to his embassy? Is there some underlying plot that's going to come back to haunt the fab 4?

    I hope they continue with this habit of exciting episodes!moreless
  • Redeeming.

    This was SO much better than the first one and Doctor Doom is AWESOME.The basic plot is Doom switches bodys with Reed.Sure the plot is sounds stupid but it doesn't mean that it's not a good episode. Even though these stories are more focused on story than action this one can do it right unlike the previous. And seeing Through Doom's eyes is cool,never really seen that in a cartoon before.If all episodes are better than this than it might run for a while.moreless
Brian Dobson

Brian Dobson

Benjamin Grimm/The Thing

Christopher Jacot

Christopher Jacot

Johnny Storm/Human Torch

Hiro Kanagawa

Hiro Kanagawa

Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic

Lara Gilchrist

Lara Gilchrist

Susan Storm/Invisible Woman

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Trivia: Reed mentions that Doom's armor contains adamantium, which is the same super-hard, indestructible metal that covers X-Men member Wolverine's skeleton.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Sue: Well, I did get suspicious when Evil Reed canceled all of his lectures.
      Reed: He did what?!
      Sue: Don't worry. I put them all back.
      Reed: Susan, you're the best.

    • Reed-as-Doom: Doombots, doombots, doombots. Think, think, think. What to do... wait, I'm Doom. (to the Doombots) Make way!
      Doombot #1: None may pass by the order of Doom. The word of Doom is law.
      Reed-as-Doom: I said the order. Let me pass.
      Doombot # 1: By order of Doom, none may pass, including Doom.

    • Reed-as-Doom: Susan, Ben, I had the most horrible nightmare. I... No! It's Doom! He's Doom! No...!
      Ben: Aw, Doom's not so happy.
      Johnny: Yeah, poor Doom. So, I suggest we super-glue his armor together.

    • Doom-as-Reed: I'll deal with Doom. Now get out.
      Johnny: Wow. Mr. Fantastic's kind of a jerk, isn't he?

    • Doom-as-Reed: Test?
      Ben: Yeah, the one's that gonna make me human again.
      Doom-as-Reed: Of course. We need to talk about that.
      Ben: So talk.
      Doom-as-Reed: I had to stop working on your cure.
      Ben: What?
      Doom-as-Reed: I can only imagine how horrible it must be to be trapped inside that ugly body to look at that monstrous face in the mirror but I have other more pressing matters that require my attention.
      Ben: More pressing matters? (squeezes pudding so hard that it explodes)
      Doom-as-Reed: Yes. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to work.

    • Doom-as-Reed: Pathetic, Richards. All your so-called genius. You pound against your prison walls like a child.
      Reed-as-Doom: Doom, is that...? What have you done?
      Doom-as-Reed: I have set my destiny in motion. My mind transference technology has given me access to everything you are, to everything you love. You life is now mine to destroy.

    • Doom: No one pities Doom! I will have your head for this, Richards!

    • Johnny: (after Reed-as-Doom flies to the top of the lobby) Nice moves, Doom. I'm glad I didn't take flying lessons from you.
      Reed-as-Doom: Johnny, think! If I were Doom, why would I come here?
      Johnny: Why you do any stuff you do? Because you're nuts, and you're about to get flame-roasted.

    • Ben: (to Doom-As-Reed) Better take the shape of a punching bag, Stretch, 'cause it's clobberin' time!

    • Reed-As-Doom: My friends won't fall for this, Doom! They'll see right through you!
      Doom-As-Reed: Then you have nothing to worry about.

    • Susan: Why would Doom do this? Why come here, through the lobby? I know Doom is arrogant, but this seems even foolish for him.
      Doom-as-Reed: Doom thinks on a different level than we do. Trying to understand his motives would be like explaining particle physics to a fly.
      Ben: Did you just compliment him?

    • Johnny: So, I'm getting the sense that you're mad about something.
      Ben: I'm past mad. Mad was three machines ago. It's just... eh, just something Reed said.
      Johnny: Yeah, he's really in a mood today. He said I was irresponsible. Me! Can you believe it?
      Susan: I can believe it.
      Johnny: Aw, not you, too. Haven't I been picked on enough for one day?
      Susan: No, that's not what I meant. Well, I do believe that you're irresponsible, but that's just a coincidence.

    • Johnny: Look, everybody, here's Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic himself! Say something to the cameras, Reed. What's it like being the smartest man in the world?
      Doom-as-Reed: "Smartest man in the world"? Hardly, Storm. Were I the smartest man in the world, I'd find a way to extinguish your flames as you're too irresponsible and dangerous to be flying around this city unchecked. With heroes like you, who needs super-villains?
      Johnny: He, uh, hasn't had his coffee yet.

    • Ben: Hey, Stretch, you really think these tests of yours might help me look like my old handsome self again?
      Reed: Human? Yes. Handsome? Doubtful.
      Ben: Oh. Har dee har har.

    • Film Director: Mr. Storm, the building isn't really going to blow up, is it?
      Johnny: No, you'll be fine… but you might want to call your family.

    • Johnny: C'mon, sis, what can I do to make it up to you? Just name it.
      Sue: Grow up.
      Johnny: Anything within reason.
      Sue: Don't worry, I'll think of something.

    • Reed: Oh, Johnny didn't mean any harm.
      Sue: Says the man not covered in soot.

    • Cab Driver: Where to, buddy?
      Reed-as-Doom: The Baxter Building.
      Cab Driver: Okay, you got it. Hey, you're that Iron Man guy, ain't cha?
      Reed-as-Doom: Uh, yes. Yes, I am.
      Cab Driver: Yeah, well don't expect no robot discount, pal.

  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode is loosely based on Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #9, which also featured Doom and Reed switching bodies.

    • Paul Dobson (Dr. Doom) and Brian Dobson (Thing) are real life brothers...along with Michael Dobson (Ronan from "Trial by Fire").

    • Dr. Doom
      Victor Von Doom was born the son of a healer and a gypsy sorceress. He made his way to America where he became Reed Richards' roommate and rival. Von Doom disfigured himself in a dangerous experiment, donned his metal mask, and returned to his home country of Latveria where he became its ruler. His first appearance was in Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962). He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. (his origin in the movie is substantially different and it's not clear how much this series draws upon the comic book, the movie, or some mixture of both)

    • Alicia (Masters) gets a name check but doesn't appear.

    • First appearance of Dr. Doom and H.E.R.B.I.E. in the series.


    • H.E.R.B.I.E.:
      In the 1978 cartoon series, H.E.R.B.I.E. was one of the four members of the Fantastic Four. He was a small, hovering robot who replaced Johnny Storm/Torch. A popular urban legend states it was due to the fact that Torch's ability was impressionable to young viewers. In this series, he is now the F4's supercomputer.

    • Cab Driver: Hey, you're that Iron Man guy, aint'cha?
      Iron Man is another famous Marvel superhero who has helped the Fantastic Four on numerous occasions. He is not actually a robot as the cab driver implies, but billionaire Tony Stark who dons the powered armor to become a hero.