Fantastic Four

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Reed stands accused of purposefully exposing Susan, Johnny and Ben to the cosmic rays that have transformed them into the Fantastic Four. While they're distracted by this turmoil, Dr. Doom strikes!

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  • Finally, this show starts living up to its potential!

    At first, I wasn\'t too glad about this show. I didn\'t like the animation and I didn\'t like the writing. It looked like it was gonna be another big wanna-be flop. But this episode finally convinced me otherwise. While the last two episodes were kinda silly and somewhat disappointing, I found myself eactually enjoying this episode.

    The writing was much better than in the previous episodes, with a plot that genuinely made sense and one that seemed worthy of involving the Fantastic Four. The character development was great; for the first time so far, I could feel myself connect with the characters in this episode. And I just loved how they depicted Doom...he\'s finally here in \"Full Doom\" so to speak.

    All in all, a great episode and one worthy of bearing the Fantastic Four title. Be sure to catch this one!moreless
  • This series is off to a bad start with poor animation.

    My initial perception of this series is that the animation is horrible. For a few years, american ainmation has followed in the footsteps of Anime by giving slightly abstract art.

    The animation is so abstract that it borders on lame.. The lines are thinned out and the shading is all over the place. The faces are stretched out.. very long and the sieries makes too much use of low-level computer animation (very similar to Spiderman computer sequences of the early 90s).

    The drawing of Ben is especially weak, the small head seems very much like a shrunken head. Barely into the series and I have nothing positive to say for it.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

Laura Drummond

Laura Drummond

Courtney Bonner-Davis

Guest Star

Paul Dobson

Paul Dobson

Dr. Doom

Recurring Role

Sunita Prasad

Sunita Prasad

Alicia Masters

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Reed: I have to close the breach.
      Doom: I will always be your better, Richards. You alone can never hope to defeat Doom.
      Reed: You're maybe right, but you forgot one thing, Doom: unlike you, I'm not alone. (Ben appears and punches Doom)

    • Sue: (about the Doombots) These guys are pushy, but I push back!

    • Sue: Jonathan Spencer Storm--is there something you'd like to tell me?
      Johnny No, and, ummm... it wasn't my fault. You know, whatever it is you're talking about.

    • Reed: We have to manually transpose the infected creatures, invert the dimensional flux, and...
      Sue: Save the world. Got it.

    • Sue: Ben, stop it! These cells were designed to counter our powers.
      Ben: Last time I checked, "ugly" wasn't a power. If you want to trade, though…

    • Johnny: I haven't been attacked by an evil robot in days. Let's see what you got!

    • Johnny: Yeah, we totally kicked Doom's tail. You know he's all ticked off about it, too! (imitates Doom) Mark my words, cretins! My vengeance shall be huge, like the size of my head! My brilliance is unparalleled, yet I always lose! For I am Doom!
      (the news reporters stare at him, confused)
      Johnny: Well, that's what he's like.

    • Doom: You will pay dearly for this, you oafish gargoyle! None may touch Doom!
      Ben: Yeah, yeah. Now stay there! I'll beat you up more later.

    • Reed: This creature is a resident of a sub-dimension I discovered. A "Negative Zone," if you will. It's truly incredible to think that...
      Susan: Reed! Big monster, about to eat us? Remember?
      Reed: Right, sorry.

    • Ben: I ain't in the mood for this!
      Johnny: Ben, you always say that when the rampaging monsters are better looking then you.

    • Johnny: Hey, there's no doors!
      Ben: Doors are for wimps.

    • Johnny: I hope someone's keeping track of how many times we saved the world.
      Ben: Seven.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The main plot of this episode--Doom forging a journal to make it look like Reed intentionally exposed the team to cosmic rays--was one of the plotlines from the Fantastic Four versus The X-Men four-part miniseries of 1987.

    • First appearance of recurring character Alicia Masters.


    • Johnny: Thanks for my powers, Dr. Evil…
      Alluding the to Austin Power movies, starting with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), which feature Mike Myers as Dr. Evil, a bald inept villain who in turn is a parody of Donald Pleasence in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice (1967).