Master of Games
Raven is shown knitting half-way through the episode.
Where was Terra at the start of the episode? Was she in her room, or was she even there? The only time we see her is at the end.
When Robin gave everyone a Titan communicator, he gave Aqualad one, but he already gave him one in "Deep Six."
When Robin is holding the gem, Aqualad's eyes become regular eyes instead of the black triangles they always are.
Towards the end of the episode, when Beast Boy throws the necklace to Robin, it goes from being perfectly fine in Beast Boy's hand to being ripped at the string when it gets to Robin.
If Beast Boy can change into any animal, why didn't he change into something that could fly after he fell through the bottom of the cage? It would've saved him at least temporarily from surrendering his powers to the Master of Games.
Sometimes the skin on Cyborg's arm (after he's in the Master of Games' gem) is brown, and other times it's gray. Look for the gray in the fight between the Master of Games and Robin.
Speedy and Wildebeast were the last two champions sent into the jewel, but Cyborg comes out first instead of Wildebeast.
Robin has four cards when he challenges Cyborg for the last card, but he plays one and says he has no more left.
When Cyborg knocks on Robin's door, Robin's hair is all messed up. In a later scene, his hair is normal.
The Titan killed by Wildebeest was Danny Chase, a powerful telekinetic. The Wildebeest Society created an artificial creature who was as their costumes made them look (and how the creature in this episode looked). However, I read somewhere that the one in this episode was NOT that Wildebeest, who was a member of the Titans after the organization was stopped. I'm not sure whatever happened to the creature. It could transform from a child-like form to the full-sized beast form.
Although the episode takes place between "Titan Rising" and "Betrayal," Terra does not participate in the card game - even though all the other Titans were. She does, however, appear for the Tournament of Heroines.
After Gizmo trapped Cyborg with his mechanical legs, a rocket launcher comes out from behind his head. When Cyborg "gives him the boot" it shows a quick shot of Gizmo before he gets blasted, and the launcher is nowhere to be seen.
Beast Boy: Aquadude, what's up! Ready to watch me win all those prizes?
Aqualad: No. But after I win, I promise to let you have my autograph.
Robin: You lose.
Speedy: But was it really worth it?
Robin: Hold on, I know what your doing.
Cyborg: What am I doing?
Robin: You're trying to trick me again like you did in the card game.
Cyborg: I am?
Robin: Sure. We'll go "investigate" and be up all night and find nothing, then you'll recharge you batteries in fifteen minutes, while I get no sleep.
Cyborg: Say what?!
Robin: When round 2 starts, I'll be fighting fatigue and you'll be that much closer to winning the prize.
Cyborg: No, man. For real, I'm just worried about B.B. Come on, winning isn't -
Master of Games: Robin, the combat-equipped, kung-fu trained, one-man army.
(Robin & Speedy look at each other, Robin sticks his hand out for a handshake)
Robin: Speedy, I've heard you're real good.
Speedy: Robin, likewise, great to finally meet you.
Robin: So, what are those arrows made of?
Speedy: Polarized materices of high energy electrons.
Robin: Right. Same technology packs the punch in my electric disks. How do you overcome the quantom intanglement problem?
Speedy: Borrowed some time on a prototype accelator...
Robin: As far as I'm concerned, you're all Honorary Titans.
Cyborg: Gimme that! YOU'RE not a good guy, remember?
Starfire: This is part of the game?
Cyborg: (On Robin) Crazy, paranoid, hyper-competetive, spiky-haired little...
Hot Spot: (To Wildebeest) What's that smell... oh...
Master of Games: Welcome to the Tournament of Heroines!
Starfire: Uhhh... Raven?
Starfire: I don't like the look of this...
Cyborg: It's time somebody gave you da boot!
(Blasts him with his foot)
Starfire: I wish to... "Go the fish"!
Beast Boy: Uh, you want to fold, Star.
Starfire: "Fold"? That is good? I am victorious?
Robin: What happened to the losers?
Cyborg: Yeah, where are our friends?
Master of Games: Gizmo, the nasty little boy with a big brain.
Speedy: May the best man win!
Robin: I intend to.
Master of Games: I am invincible!
Robin: How can you be invincible if you don't have the champion of champions?
Starfire: Be proud and cheerful, Robin. You competed well.
Raven: Winning isn't everything.
Robin: (Still fuming) Yeah, it's just the only thing that matters. I WANNA REMATCH!!!!
Cyborg: Um, I don't know how to tell you this, but you're all out of cards.
Speedy's real name is Roy Harper.
Hot Spot's real name is Isaiah Crockett.
Terra makes a quick appearance in this episode.
The music played during the preliminaries sounds a lot like the music from the video game Mortal Kombat.
Cyborg can shut down the parts of his circuitry that produce light to silhouette himself.
The small pictures of the heroes (particularly Robin) that are shown before they battle are takes off of the BattleBlitz Site for Teen Titans.
Dwayne McDuffie wanted Wonder Girl to make a cameo appearance at the end of the episode alongside Raven, Starfire, and Terra, but the idea was discontinued.
Hotspot was originally named Joto in the comics, but the creators chose to rename him "Hotspot" after learning that Joto is a derogatory term for homosexuals in Spanish.
Speedy wears a mask similar to Robin's.
Villain(s): Master of Games.
YTV airdate: November 6, 2004.
Speedy is described as "an archer with a limitless arsenal of energy arrows." Funny thing that, what with his name in the comics being Arsenal.
Kids' WB! airdate: November 6, 2004.
The quote from this episode, "Winning isn't everything, it's just the only thing that matters," is a parody of the famous quote by Vince Lombardi, "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing."
With this episode, three of the original five Teen Titans have appeared: Robin, Aqualad, and Speedy. Only Wonder Girl and Kid Flash have yet to appear.
Opener: The Titans play a fierce card game together.
The episode was originally titled, "It's How You Play The Game," but it was retitled: "Winner Take All."
When Cyborg was talking to Robin about how bad he felt about the game, and Robin thought Cyborg was just making him tired, the imaginary scene with the "Cyborg vs. Robin" looked almost identical to the game on CartoonNetwork.com.
Note that Beast Boy is referred to as a quick-witted "changeling." Changeling was his codename in the comics for a number of years, in between uses of Beast Boy.
Lauren Tom reprises her role as Gizmo, but isn't credited.
In the short scene that shows Starfire waiting by the phone, Raven is in the background knitting.
Second episode of the second season with the Japanese lyrics.
Terra appears at the very end of the episode, but with no dialogue.
Wildebeest doesn't say a word during the whole episode.
At the end of the episode, the Master of Games holds another contest called the Battle of Heroines. We only get to see Raven, Starfire, and Terra. The others were shadowed out.
Joseph Wilson (Jericho) was actually like Wildebeest 2. After the destruction of the dimension Raven is from (Azareth), the inhabitants (who were all magic users) went insane and possessed Jericho. They took over the Wildebeest criminal organization and imprisoned it's leader. They then set out to destroy the Titans. Jericho was eventually stopped by Slade, who drove a sword through him. While it's been believed that Jericho was dead, it's recently been discovered that just before he should have died, he possessed his father and has been controlling him up until recently.
Wildebeest is Slade's son, Joseph Wilson, called Jericho in the comics.
First Appearance(s): Speedy, Joto, Wildebeest (as a teen), and the Master of Games.
Robin, Beast Boy, & Cyborg episode.
In the comics, Speedy is Roy Harper, teen sidekick to Green Arrow, who joins the Justice League in it's third season. Along with Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash, he's an original Titan.
The Master of Games never appeared in the comics. He was created for the TV series.
Tournament of Heroes: Idea
The whole Tournament of Heroes idea, is similar to the tournaments in the original Dragon Ball series, two heroes against each other, one winner, who can go to the next round.
Beast Boy: Wow, dude. Didn't know Robin had a clone.
Beast Boy is more or less right with this statement. Speedy is the sidekick to the Green Arrow, and up until the 1970s, was a carbon-based copy of Batman, down to the headquarters (Batcave/Arrowcave), mode of transportation (Arrowmobile/Batmobile), and the red-costumed sidekicks (Robin/Speedy).
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