Mighty Max

Season 2 Episode 21

Dawn of the Conqueror

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Aired Unknown Oct 31, 1994 on
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Dawn of the Conqueror
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In order to stay alive for 10,000 more years, Norman must once again face a warrior known as the Conqueror. Max and Virgil are prohibited from helping their friend in this pivotal fight for his life.

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  • Norman fights a lion-headed giant to retain the right to live, without Max's help.

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    It's hard to say what I like about Dawn of the Conqueror. It's full of goofs, me being the one having filled up the trivia section of this summary. And really, the villain isn't that smart or compelling. I off then, what I really dig about Dawn of the Conqueror is how for all the grumbling Max has a habit of doing when he's called to save the world when he'd rather be goofing off, we see how devoted he really is to his friends, even if they are in the business of slaying monsters. And even though the world isn't in peril, only his friend Norman, Max breaks his back to get back and help, despite being almost eaten by a shark, trampled by buffalo, anihilated by a nuclear bomb and hot waxed. That's friendship, and that's why I like Mighty max.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • It's revealed that Norman was once the Greek hero Hercules.

    • When Norman runs up to the ruins where he finds the Bellows of Hephaestus, the weapon he needs to win the second test, he says, "It's just as the ancient ones foretold!" However, the gist of the conversation he'd had with Virgil about the nature of the weapon needed to beat the second test was that the ancients hadn't provided specifics on what it is or where it is.

    • One of Conqueror's invocations is, "By the sword of Zeus..." Zeus never had a sword, he used lightning bolts as weapons.

    • The hilt design on Norman's sword changed later in the series; in early episodes the crossbar usually has an H-like shape, in later episodes it tends to have a more U-like shape. Sometimes it changes just between subsquent shots, like in this episode where it has the H-shaped hilt while twirling through the air after Conqueror knocks it away in the first test, but then it has the U-shaped hilt in the very next shot, where it embeds itself in Virgil's calculations.

    • Norman's sword was knocked out of his hand during the first test, it was suddenly back in its scabbard when he drank from the Cup of Apollo, then it was gone again when he put the cup back.

    • It was day in Max's town, in Greece, Australia, Mexico and the other places Max visited all at the same time.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Virgil's Means of Summoning: Virgil's head appears on the body of a robot superhero in a TV show that Max is watching called "The Incredibly Invincible Cyber Scouts". He tells Max to go to Kenny's Quickee Car Wash. The title of the series is probably a parody of the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers".

    • Educational epilogue: The origins of the Olympic games.

    • This episode is based on the Battle Conqueror figure from the Battle Max line of the Mighty Max toys.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Max lands in the ocean and is pursued by a shark, a slight variation of the famous tune from the film Jaws begins to play.

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