Fantastic Four

Season 1 Episode 1

Trial by Fire

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 02, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Trial by Fire
Due to the line of Kree Sentries - alien robots that have been observing the Fantastic Four - having been destroyed, Johnny is put on trial by Ronan the Accuser against the Kree Empire. Ben and Susan are set to defend him, and Reed is chosen as his lawyer. However, since Johnny is already presumed guilty before the trial starts, it's not going to be easy.moreless

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  • It needs alot of work

    The voice acting is not very well done. Their lips do not matched up with their words. Also the cg bearly mixes in with the animation. It could of been a good opertunity to have a good FF Tv show or a Good FF anything. The fantastic four have screwed for a long time with such horrible diasters as both FF movies They need someone who can actually have the FF work. Besides that Johnny Storms hair could kill someone on it\'s own even w/o the fire .Overall the only thing that got me excited about this cartoon was that the FF were on TVmoreless
  • Uhh... I don't know what this is...

    Ok this is like the first episode... and no matter how much I love Christ Yost's stroys this was so not him... and the voicing was way off... they doi't even sound liek teh real deal... and they don't look teh same either... and could they make it not totally for children? I mean look at avatar... it's doing so much better because it gets all viewers noi matter what age. Anyway, johnny gets captured and sue goes to save him... so does reed and the thing... the ending is kind of cliche sthat's what ruined it for me... ugh...moreless
  • The Human Torch is kidnapped by aliens and it is up to the team to rescue him.

    Johnny Storm is driving down the road minding his own buisness... Yeah right. His hot headed waays have gotten him in trouble by an alien race the Kree. The story could have been a little better but I liked it anyways. What can I say ? I love super heroes and shows about super heroes. The show has a little hidden lesson in it. The lesson is don't mess with alien robtic probes because you are going to get in trouble. In the case of Johnny Storm he is sentenced to die in an arena. Good thing he has three powerfull friends to back him up.moreless
  • Ronan the Accuser

    Funny thing is, Sue didn't always have the power to create force fields or fly on a force field skateboard. In the early days of the FF, some fans started complaining how useless Sue was. Stan tried to correct them by having various characters say how essential Sue was to boosting the team's morale and how effective her stealth was. They even once had her show some prowess in Judo. In the end, the Marvel Bullpen decided to grant Sue an additional power to keep her on par with Reed, Ben, and Johnny, who had more offensively useful superpowers. Now she can even create invisible force field bullets or suffocate someone by creating a force field bubble around his head.moreless
  • Nothing special.

    Where to start.Lets just say this episode was a mixed bag. As a Marvel fan I was excited that there was going to be a new Fantastic Four cartoon but it was quite dissapointing.(SPOILERS AHEAD)So basically Johnny goes on trial for destroying Kree sentries and Kree law dictates that the acussed gets to be killed on their own planet and choose a defense to try to prove their innocence,so upon return to Earth Johnny chooses Reed to be his lawyer and later on Sue and Ben Grimm(The Thing)as witnesses.And then during a fight with some wierd robot wolves and Ronan the Accuser (The guy who has acussed Johnny),when one of the wolves gets into the audience and a young Kree child is in peril Johnny saves him and the charges are dropped.So the upsides are the anmation,cgi,and charecter models are rather well done with the exception of Johnny. But flashy animation doesn't make the writing good.Though they got the FF's persinalities right for the most part,the jokes and plot are well not good but not bad. I hope this show gets better.Sorry for the long reveiw.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

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Ronan the Accuser

Guest Star

John Novak

John Novak

Supreme Intelligence

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Reed: Fascinating. These energy fields are off the scale.
      Sue: I'll show you off the scale!

    • (trying to find Johnny)
      Reed: Not vaporized, transported. I'm getting residual wormhole readings. I think I can track it.
      Sue: Think? You think?
      Reed: I mean I can most likely track it. From what I gather Johnny's been taken to another galaxy.
      Sue: My baby brother. Taken to… another galaxy. (faints)
      Ben: Nice one, Stretch. Remind me to never have you cheer me up.

    • Reed: I'm tracing the path of the energy signature. Really quite an interesting form of... (Sue glares). Right. Sorry.
      Sue: So where is he?
      Reed: Susan, you have to understand. Johnny could be in anywhere in the universe…
      Sue: Where. Is. My. Brother?

    • Johnny: So I did a lot of thinking last night, after my abduction and all. I just wanted to thank you guys for bailing me out. Again. I'm really sorry for causing so much trouble. (Sue and Reed glare) Hey, was that okay? I don't apologize much.
      Sue: That was lovely, Johnny.

    • Johnny: Man, I must be some kind of magnet for giant alien robots.

    • Thing: I'm thinkin' it's clobberin' time.

    • Johnny: Whoa, sis, it's okay. I'm okay.
      Susan: Well, don't get used to it. Because once I'm done hugging you, you're gonna be in big trouble.

    • Johnny: Whoa, the Smurfs got big!
      Ronan: I am Ronan the Accuser.
      Johnny: Uh, are you Angry Smurf?

    • Susan: Ugh, that's his third car this month.
      Reed: I don't understand it. I've explained to him my theory about these...
      Thing: It's Johnny. You lost him at "don't."

  • NOTES (4)

    • Ronan the Accuser
      Ronan the Accuser first appeared in Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967). Ronan is a member of the aristocracy of the Kree people. After proving himself in a border incident, he was promoted to Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire. His tasks as Supreme Accuser included enforcing the laws and decrees of the Kree Supreme Intelligence, the organic computer leader of the Kree.

    • The Kree
      The Kree first appeared in Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967). These technologically advanced aliens, also known as the Ruul, come from the planet Hala in the Large Magellanic Cloud. They are the mortal enemies of the Skrull.

    • Brian Dobson (the Thing) and Michael Dobson (Ronan) are real-life brothers.

    • The opening credits confirm the series is at least somewhat based on the 2005 movie, since it has Dr. Doom with the team and has them aboard a space station rather than a space ship when they go into space.