Fantastic Four

Season 1 Episode 2


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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.