Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Season 5 Episode 5

Six Forgotten Warriors (4): The Six Fight Again

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Oct 10, 1997 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When the Insidious Six and the heroes are bound in the antechamber of the Doomsday Machine, Doctor Octopus' metal arms aren't bound and neither are Scorpion's tail or the Thunderer's throat.

    • When the show reveals that the bum is the Thunderer. You see him in his bum outfit, then suddenly he is in his old costume.

  • Quotes

    • Rhino: Say hello to the next duke of New Jersey!
      Spider-Man: The Kingpin gets the world and he gives you Jersey!? You need a better agent!

  • Notes

    • The Red Skull's name is revealed to be Kragov. In comics, his real name is Johann Schmidt. The 1940's Red Skull's real name was George Maxon.

    • In this episode, Electro is claimed to be Red Skull's son, and in the next episode, Red Skull gives Electro his powers. In the comic, Electro had no connection to Red Skull what-so-ever.

  • Allusions

    • Black Marvel: This doomsday machine has been hanging over our lives like the sword of Damocles.
      Dionysius was a fourth century B.C. tyrant of Syracuse. To all appearances he was very rich and comfortable, with all the luxuries money could buy, tasteful clothing and jewelry, and delectable food. He even had court flatterers (adsentatores) to inflate his ego. One of these ingratiators was the court sycophant Damocles. Damocles used to make comments to the king about his wealth and luxurious life. One day when Damocles complimented the tyrant on his abundance and power, Dionysius turned to Damocles and said, "If you think I'm so lucky, how would you like to try out my life?" Damocles readily agreed, and so Dionysius ordered everything to be prepared for Damocles to experience what life as Dionysius was like. Damocles was enjoying himself immensely until he noticed a sharp sword hovering over his head, which was suspended from the ceiling by a horse hair. This, the tyrant explained to Damocles, was what life as ruler was really like. Damocles, alarmed and quickly revising his idea of what made up a good life, asked to be excused. He then eagerly returned to his poorer, but safer life.