Fantastic Four

Season 1 Episode 8

Imperious Rex

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jun 09, 2007 on Cartoon Network
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Imperious Rex
Namor the Sub-Mariner arrives with a decree banning humankind from the oceans. Susan and Johnny go underwater to negotiate, but are taken prisoner in Atlantis. Ben and Reed must fight their way through sea monsters and Namor to save their teammates.

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  • Most of this episode happens underwater. The Fantastic Four has a "conflict" with Namor, and they went underwater to make his sea-monsters stop attacing NY city.

    Namor send his huge (and extremely cool) sea monsters to attack the city. Su and Johnny "fly" to underwater to his kingdom. After them Ben and Reed come . Underwater they fight against Namor.

    I really liked the idea of the episode. It shows a different world - But a very cool one. The way they made the underwater world was very creative and cool. Namor was also designed very very cool. I liked the tiny wings on his legs XD It was genious. I gave this episode 9/10 mostly because of the creativity of this episode and not the plot itself. The world they made was very cool and beautiful and the monsters were awesome too . It gives a very good thinking about the underwater world. Not something that anyone can think by himself. They made an awesome world and character there.moreless
  • Namor appears in NY.. wants to ban land livers from the oceans with giant sea monsters

    Narrator's back.. still dont like him

    the title made me think of a giant T Rex attacking NY.. or FF4 back in the dinosaur time.. however that soon changed.. well kinda

    the episode is with Namor.. i love his little flappy feet wings lol

    his design looked kinda cool.. a little too muscular.. first thought was that he looked kinda gay (i have nothing against gay pople that i must clarify) you would understand when you see him, also his expression was kinda.. well not Namor like.. Namor always looked like the strategistic thinker.. someone who expresses wisdom and peace (someone you dont wanna piss off) but it just looked a little off this time.. maybe something with the eyes or brows.. or the wrinkels he had, i dont know.. i loved his pet though.. which comes us to the title.. the HUGE fishies shark, godzilla thing is called Imperius Rex.. strange simple name.. i must add but he looked awsome

    Sue and Johnny were in the crowd... like o.o; and Sue gets a lil points with Namor.. who is still kinda rude against her.. Johnny cracks him off because of hus clothes.. pointy ears and wings... awsome.. he ofcourse picks a fight and a battle errupted.. a short one... Namor gets away bro and sis follow.. btw Johnny has a water phobia.. a very bad one and its fun to watch

    okay Atlantia looks awsome, i have to add that.. it looks beter than in the 19's series

    the rest of the episode is more of talk... more talk.. fight.. talk a bit more.. and thats it... the standard Namor vs. Sue stuff is in it.. but nothing like a loving relationship.. which is too bad... however there's a small (very small) hint for Reed Sue relationship bla.. just to prove how stupid Reed is when it comes to love...

    overall not a seriously bad episode, i liked it actually

    not the best but not average either

    reasons to watch is probably for Sue stuff and Johnny's water phobia

    those are todays plus points

    as for minus points

    no romance between Namor and Sue, nothing seriously over the top when it comes to fighting..

    maybe a bit too much talk about working together to fix the problem between Atlantia and the land livers

    Latveria was mentioned in this episode too, UN asked FF4 for help in this situation and all countries agreed on asked the for help except for one.. Latveria XD this is hilariously mentionedmoreless
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 (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Johnny: Hey, giant elf! What's up with your pointy ears, huh? And those itsy, bitsy wings on your ankles? (laughs) Lame!
      Namor: What did you say to me?
      Sue: Johnny...don't!
      Johnny: I said, next time if you really want to impress us, don't wear your sister's pants, Okay? Oh, and grab some deodorant while you're up here, because that fish smell? Uh-uh. No good.

    • Namor: Imperious Rex!
      Ben: Is that like "tyrannosaurus rex"?

    • Sue: Wait! We need to talk!
      Johnny: Yeah. First off..
      Sue: Shh. I meant "me," not "us."
      Johnny: But I…
      Sue: Shush.

    • Johnny: Well, well… fine! You can have your stupid ocean, who needs it?!?
      Sue: Are you serious? No, don't answer that.

    • Reed: I go to all the trouble of making communicators that work across time and space. But does anyone use them? No.
      Sue: (over the radio) I heard that!
      Ben: Busted!

    • Sue: We belong to a team known as the Fantastic Four.
      Namor: "Fantastic." (chuckles) Indeed, you were captured with fantastic speed. Oh, the arrogance of the surface world.
      Sue: Obviously you know something of the surface world. You speak English better then half my team.
      Johnny: Hey!

    • Namor: It would not be honorable to take advantage of their natural inferiority.
      Ben: Who is this guy? And when can I clobber him?

    • Sue: Look, this is serious. Why do we always have to fight? Why can't we talk?
      Johnny: Oh, oh. Because talking is… boring.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Henry Peter Gyrich
      First appeared in Avengers (Vol. 1) #165. He was appointed government liaison to the Avengers. During his tenure, he would frequently threaten to cut off the Avengers' priority status if they didn't shape their team as he ordered it. He later became a member of the Commission on Superhuman Activities. Gyrich has expressed an extreme dislike of super-powered humans over the years, especially mutants (like the X-Men), but remains devoted to the government and the constitution.

    • On Cartoon Network in the U.S., this show returned after an approximately six month hiatus with this episode, in conjunction with the release of the movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer on June 15, 2007.

    • Namor - The Sub-Mariner
      Namor first appeared in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly (April 1939), and in the modern era in Fantastic Four #4 (May 1962). The son of an Atlantean princess and a human captain, Namor grew to rule the kingdom of Atlantis, and possessed the ability to breathe underwater, vast strength, and the ability to fly. He has been both an ally and enemy of the "air-breathers" from time to time depending on whether they threaten his underwater realm or he needs their help as allies. He was created by Bill Everett.