Fantastic Four

Season 1 Episode 22

Shell Games

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Unknown on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • The Iron Man armor suits that attack the FF include:
      *The original gray model
      *The War Machine armor
      *The Hulkbuster armor
      *The Silver Centurion armor
      *The Stealth armor
      *The Space armor
      *The Arctic armor

  • Quotes

    • Ben: Yeah, come on. We don't get attacked that much.
      Susan: Ben, the building has been shot into space, pulled underground, invaded by Doombots, attacked by a giant monster, turned into a bomb and infested with bugs from another dimension.
      Ben: Yeah, but I think most of that was Johnny's fault.

    • Ben: Nothing like falling 30 stories to start your day.

    • Tony Stark: Please, come right in. Though, you know, this is a very high-tech building. We have things called doors.

    • Ben: You know, you're pretty calm for someone who almost got deep-fried. It's just another day at the office for you?
      Tony Stark: You'd be surprised.

    • Iron Man: I told you to leave this to me.
      Johnny: Easy, Iron Chef, I'm sure you've totally got this covered. Oh, except for that guy shooting at you. And that guy.
      Ben: Yeah, Shellhead. You're doing so good getting blasted I think up there, maybe I'll just take a little nap.

    • Dr. Doom: Do you really think the two of you have a chance against my terrible power?
      Ben: Oh, your terrible power!
      Johnny: And all this time, we thought we were fighting your terrible smell.

    • Dr. Doom: You would be wise to stay down, monster.
      Ben: No one ever accused me of being wise.

    • Dr. Doom: I offered you a chance for survival.
      Iron Man: Sorry, Doom, I'm a little more ambitious than that.

    • Dr. Doom: You have made yourself a deadly enemy today, Iron Man. We shall meet again.
      Iron Man: But I don't want a deadly enemy.
      Ben: Yeah, you get used to it.

    • Reed: Let's call it even. After all, there are so few of us.
      Tony Stark: What? Rich, handsome geniuses?
      Reed: I actually meant superheroes, but that works, too.

  • Notes

    • This episode along with "Annihilation," "Doomsday Plus One," and "Out of Time" was released on the DVD Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Volume 3.

    • David Kaye reprises the role of Iron Man from the videogame Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects.

    • Iron Man
      Iron Man first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963). Tony Stark was an millionaire arms manufacturer who was captured by the Vietnamese and worked with physicist Yin Sen to build a suit of armor to make his escape. Stark has improved the armor over the years, and its features include armored protection, repulsor rays, flight boots, a chest-mounted uni-beam, and a variety of different gadgets and weapons. He was created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck, and Larry Lieber.

  • Allusions

    • Ben: Don't change the subject, Richie Rich.
      This is a reference to the Harvey Comics character of the same name, also known as The Poor Little Rich Boy.