Xiaolin Showdown

Season 2 Episode 18

The Last Temptation of Raimundo

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Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Apr 23, 2005 on The WB
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The Last Temptation of Raimundo
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Upon seeing the rare Heylin comet circling the Earth, Master Fung orders the Warriors to not use any Shen-Gong-Wu for three days. The comet makes the Shen-Gong-Wu have a mind of their own if used by anyone. Wuya sees this as an opportunity to tempt the Warriors to use the Wu. After using the Golden Tiger Claws and Sword of the Storm to save his hometown from a volcano eruption caused by Jack and Wuya, Raimundo literally becomes attached to the Claws. The Shen-Gong-Wu begins to have a mind of their own and attach to Raimundo, making him 'monster-like'. Once Raimundo loses all his self control, Wuya plans to take over his body and finally carry out her plans to rule the world.moreless

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  • Raimundo uses the Shen Gong Wu to save his home town from an active volcano causing a lava flow. But his good deed came with a price.

    10
    I thought it was noble for Raimundo to save his home town, even though he had to break his promise not to use the Shen Gong Wu until the Heylin comet has passed. I just can't believe Kimiko, Clay, and Omi didn't believe him when Raimundo told them the truth, didn't anyone teach those three not to judge until there is solid evidence? It's a good thing Dojo did a little recon, or otherwise they would still think Raimundo is a liar. Unfortuntely, they found about about it after Raimundo got "wu-napped". Anyway, his transformation into a monster reminds me of the Hulk; big, huge, wild, and scary. At least this episode showed a little more of Raimundo's good side.moreless
  • ok

    8.2
    Upon seeing the rare Heylin comet circling the Earth, Master Fung orders the Warriors to not use any Shen-Gong-Wu for three days. The comet makes the Shen-Gong-Wu have a mind of their own if used by anyone. Wuya sees this as an opportunity to tempt the Warriors to use the Wu. After using the Golden Tiger Claws and Sword of the Storm to save his hometown from a volcano eruption caused by Jack and Wuya, Raimundo literally becomes attached to the Claws. The Shen-Gong-Wu begins to have a mind of their own and attach to Raimundo, making him 'monster-like'. Once Raimundo loses all his self control, Wuya plans to take over his body and finally carry out her plans to rule the world.moreless
  • My favorite episode in the entire show.

    10
    Out of all the episodes in Xiaolin Showdown, this is my favorite one. It was the first time Wuya participated in a Xiaolin Showdown. It was kind of creepy seeing the Shen Gong Wu come alive, and take over Rai's body. It was nice to see that for once, Omi was nice to Rai. So, overall Wuya's First Xiaolin Showdown+Omi and Rai's temporary character change = one awesome Xiaolin showdown episode. Since I don't have anything else to write, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .moreless
  • I love this episode but it's acuard to watch Rai beat himself up.

    9.7
    and now it's back to writing random stuff so that I can pass the 100 word minimum. Who's idea was it to put a mimimum on this thing? But, back to Xiaolin Showdown. This is a good episode but it's kind of hard to watch because Rai ends up really wacked. And the whole Wuya in Rai thing is really scarry. But still it is a good episode. Writing random stuff. I feal bad for anyone who is trying to read this, it must be painful. It's pretty painful to write. Almost done... seven words left to go... Hah!!!! I'm done.moreless
  • This episode is about Raimundo.

    10
    Master Fung orders the warriors not to use wu for 3 days because the comet makes the Shen-Gong-Wu have a mind of their own if used by anyone. After using the Golden Tiger Claws and Sword of the Storm to save his hometown from a volcano eruption caused by Jack and Wuya, Raimundo literally becomes attached to the Claws. The Shen-Gong-Wu begin to have a mind of their own and attach to Raimundo, making him monster-like. Once Raimundo loses all his self control, Wuya plans to take over his body and finally carry out her plans to rule the world. My favorite part of this episode was actually the whole thing because this episode was so cool and awesome.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • That was the only showdown where the side with the fist of tebigong won. In the other episodes, anyone who wagers the fist of tebigong lost the showdown.

    • Several characters hold Shen-Gong-Wu in this episode when the Heylin comet is still passing over, without being affected, for example, when Master Fung useed the Falcons Eye, and when Raimundo used the Orb Of Tunami at the begging of the episode.

    • Several characters hold Shen-Gong-Wu in this episode when the Heylin comet is still passing over, without being affected, for example, when Jack gave Raimundo the Glove of Jisaku he took it from his coat and then put it into the prongs. (The Shen-Gong-Wu don't act weird until they are acitvated).

    • If Wuya can overshadow people, why couldn't she do this in the first place instead of teaming up with Jack? It makes no sense! (Reply: She can only overshadow people who have no free will left, which is why she had to wait to overshadow Raimundo).

    • How did the Warriors have the Golden Tiger Claws if Dyris stole them in a few episodes back? Omi didn't win it back, and we didn't see anyone take it in Screams of the Siren. (Reply: Dyris was re-frozen so Dyris couldn't claim it).

    • The Changing Chopsticks in Kimiko's hair constantly disappear and reappear between shots.

      (It could Just be different angles)

    • Jack gives Raimundo the Glove of Jisaku, but the Warriors had it last in Screams of the Siren. (Reply: This would be explainable in Britain, because Screams of the Siren took place before the Glove of Jisku was stolen in The Black Vipers.)

    • Kimiko claims that Wuya cheated when she used an unwagered Shen-Gong-Wu. So, does that mean in "Enter the Dragon," Omi cheated in his showdown with Dojo?( Reply: It never stated that you couldn't use unwagered Wu in a showdown. It's better not to, but nothing's stopping you.)

    • Dojo claims he's never been part of a showdown before. However, in "Enter The Dragon," he competed in his first showdown. (Reply: Dojo said that he remembered none of the events that occured in Enter the Dragon.)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Jack: (waking up with Wuya in his face) AHHH! Wuya, with you it's hard to tell if I'm coming out of a nightmare or going into one!!

    • Kimiko: (to Raimundo) Uh, let me get this straight. There just happened to be a volcano near your hometown, where there just happened to be a festival?
      Omi: Do we look like we were born next week?

    • Kimiko: Raimundo was telling the truth. Well, that's a first.
      Omi: I should have believed him.
      Clay: We all should've, partner.
      Omi: But I had the watch when he wandered off. He needed a true friend ... but all he had was me.

    • Wuya: Super evil boy genius, huh?
      Jack: Who else is smart enough to cheat on an IQ test?

    • (Before Wuya enters Raimundo's body)
      Jack: I get to keep the Monkey Staff, right?
      Wuya: I'll put this so even you can understand. You can either be my first loyal subject, or the first boy genius I destroy!

    • Clay: How do we fight an enemy we can't see?
      Omi: By relying on a friend we can't see, but who we know is still there!

    • Jack: (to Wuya) Um, once you become Raimundo, are you a he or a she? I just want to get my pronouns straight.

    • Wuya: Shroud of Shadows!
      Kimiko: Hey, that's cheating! That wasn't one of the Shen-Gong-Wu wagered!
      Wuya: You're fighting evil. What do you expect?

    • Omi: Remember, ugly is only skin deep. Dojo is a hideous fire-breathing dragon, but we look past that.
      Dojo: Ouch. Innocent dragon caught in the diss fest.

    • Kimiko: Wuya?
      Wuya: In the Wu.

    • Jack: Wuya, with you it's hard to tell if I'm coming out of a nightmare or going into one!

  • NOTES (17)

    • This is the third Xiaolin Showdown to happen at Jack's house. The first time was in Hear Some Evil, See Some Evil. The second time was in The Emperor Scorpion Scorpion Strikes Back.

    • This marks the second time Kimiko wears a Shen-Gong-Wu in her hair, the Changing Chopsticks. The first was the Tangle Web Comb.

    • This marks the first time the Fist of Tebigong is used for a Xiaolin Showdown for the warriors since Katnappe.

    • Raimundo Episode.

    • This is the 4th time the Longi Kite was seen used. The first was by Chameleon Bot, the 2nd was by Pandabubba's henchmen, and the 3rd time was by Mala Mala Jong. Ironically, we never hear them say, "Longi Kite".

    • In the crowd that was cheering for Raimundo in Brazil, the fast-food employee that the Chameleon Bot transformed into from Chameleon can be seen.

    • The Falcon's Eye is shown to have yet another use: it has telescopic vision.

    • This marks the second time Raimundo falls under Wuya's command.

    • No new Shen-Gong-Wu were revealed in this episode.

    • This marks the first time the Helmet of Jong has been used!

    • Raimundo resembles the X-Men's 'Juggernaut' when he acquires the Helmet of Jong.

    • Kimiko's hairstyle: Black tied into pigtails with red ties.

    • The 'Raimundo Monster' was made up of these Shen-Gong-Wu: Golden Tiger Claws, Third Arm Sash, Helmet of Jong, Orb of Tornami, Glove of Jisaku, Shroud of Shadows, Monsoon Sandals, Mantis Flip Coin, Changing Chopsticks, Lasso Boa-Boa, Serpent's Tail, Longi Kite, Monkey Staff. The Monsoon Sandals, Changing Chopsticks, Lasso Boa-Boa, and the Monkey Staff weren't used.

    • Showdown: The Warriors vs. Wuya/Raimundo - 4-way all or nothing cosmic clash showdown for Raimundo. Steal the Wu. The Warriors' Tangle Web Comb, Lotus Twister, and Fist of Tebigong against Wuya's Helmet of Jong, Third Arm Sash, and Mantis Flip Coin.

    • Kimiko asked Wuya if that was her in Raimundo's body, and Wuya responds with "In the Wu." Omi asked the same thing when Wuya turned whole in last season's finale, and Wuya responded with "In the flesh."

    • This marks the first time Wuya competes in a Xiaolin Showdown.

    • This episode proves that the Warriors can perform the X-Kumei Formation, even without all four of them. (Reply: Either Raimundo was there in spirit, or it was used to break him from Wuya's hold.)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • The Sheng-Gong-Wu's behaviour in this episode is reminiescent of the Venom Symbiote from the Spiderman comics, in that it tries to take over the body of it's host.

    • Heylin Comet
      Heylin Comet is a parody on Hailey's Comet, which comes near Earth every 76 years.

    • Title: The Last Temptation of Raimundo
      The title is a parody of the movie, The Last Temptation of Christ.

    • Dojo: Can we be Frankenstein with you?
      Frankenstein is about a well-meaning man who creates a monster. This is sort of like what happens to Raimundo, who used the Shen-Gong-Wu to save his hometown, but ends up as a monster himself!
      It's also likely a play on the saying, "allow me to be frank."

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