Ulysses 31

Season 1 Episode 20

The Magician In Black

Aired Unknown Feb 20, 1982 on
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The Magician In Black
The Odyssey comes under attack by Tridents as Telemachus is piloting a shuttlecraft. Telemachus spots a planet with a giant hole in its side, and Ulysses takes the Odyssey into the planet's hole to protect it from the Tridents. As they enter the hole, they notice that the Tridents are unable to follow them, exploding when they try. Soon, all the damage incurred by the Odyssey repairs itself, and a voice introducing himself as the Magician in Black tells them that he was responsible. Ulysses and the children are transported to his palace, and there they meet the Magician, who tells them that he is more powerful than the gods. To prove it, Ulysses asks him to free his companions. The Magician agrees, for an undisclosed price, and soon they are reunited with their revived friends. Later, the Magician holds a feast for Ulysses and his companions. Numinor notices that his servants are also Zotrians, and the Magician explains to Ulysses that they are his slaves. The Magician then reminds Ulysses that he agreed to give something in return for his companions' revival, and asks him to choose the three best men to act as prey for the Magician in a hunt. He tells them that if anyone escapes they are free to go, otherwise they become his slaves. Ulysses puts himself forward, as do Numinor and Telemachus, and the Magician lets Ulysses choose a terrain for the virtual reality hunt. Ulysses chooses the Earth, and after they get a head start, the Magician attempts to hunt them down. In the meantime, the rest of the Odyssey's companions are imprisoned by the Magician. Thanks to Nono's help, they all escape and enter the virtual reality Earth in time to save Telemachus from the Magician. Outmaneuvered, the Magician in Black allows Ulysses and the companions to leave his realm. However, he is soon killed by his android assistant, working for the gods. With his magic now destroyed, the companions once more become frozen in the Odyssey.moreless

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