[S1E25] His Hero
Finn and Jake are fighting a Swamp Giant, who has captured the Mini Queen. After falling down a long cliff, they beat up the Swamp Giant and save Mini Queen. As they were walking home, they find the sword of the greatest warrior that ever lived, Billy. After a series of flashbacks about Billy's greatest achievements, they try to remove the sword, which opens up Billy's cave. They walk in to find a much older Billy. When the heroes ask Billy to make him be their apprentices and fight monsters better, Billy says fighting monsters is a waste of time as they will always come back, so he tells Jake and Finn to help people without being violent. Finn and Jake take Billy's advice, and leave.
[S1E25] His Hero
While they are walking, they run into a cobbler being chased by a dragon. The cobbler asks for help, but Finn and Jake tell they can only help if he has a non-violent problem. The cobbler says he is hungry, so they leave to go to make food for poor people. When they reach a town, they feed the townspeople free gruel, but Finn put too many stone-skin potions in the gruel thinking that it would help them become more tough, and the townspeople grow stone armor. The heroes decide to go take the cobbler's place while he goes to the dermatologist, and a woman going to a funeral asks for Finn and Jake to fix her shoe. They do, but the shoe becomes a weapon when Finn puts a magic nail in it. They later decide to be doctors, and do plastic surgery on Lumpy Space Princess so she can fit in her new swimsuit. The operation is successful, but Finn uses another magic nail and turns Lumpy Space Princess into a cyborg.
The heroes realize they suck at being non-violent, and believe to never be helpful. But the Swamp Giant makes a return when he tries to grind up an old lady, so Finn finally gives in and beats up the Swamp Giant and saves the old lady. Though they save her, Finn feels guilty as he betrayed Billy. The old lady makes him feel better by saying that he can help people with violence, because that was what he was born to do. They go back to Billy's cave, and tell him he was wrong, and they can help people by being violent. This fixes a hole in Billy's stomach, as his heart is repaired, and that Finn and Jake are his heroes. Billy kicks Finn and Jake out of his cave, and they run off laughing happily as Billy's old spirit returns.
Cat continues on, how Superman hands out each member's official card. Robin briefly consoles Zatanna when the mention of Doctor Fate reminds her of her father. Rocket is jealous of Icon, considering that she convinced him to become a hero in the first place.
There is no sign of any bodies, but Cheshire emerges from the shadows. She's brought company: Riddler, Shimmer, Mammoth, and a group of mercenaries with Apokoliptan weaponry. They surround the area with a force field to trap the Team. The villains figured that the young heroes would track Cheshire and prepared an ambush. Aqualad quickly orders his troops into battle; Zatanna summons a snowstorm as cover.
The tampered Baymax kidnaps Hiro and takes him to Obake who reveals his plan to create a star to destroy San Fransokyo so that he can rebuild it with Hiro as his prodigy. Globby has a change of heart and frees Hiro and they unite with the rest to stop the impending destruction. Honey and Globby brace the flood while Go Go and Wasabi protect the civilians and fight Momakase. Hiro, Fred and Mini-Max then use Kentucky Kaiju to create a powerful wave that disrupts the star and causes Obake's lair to crumble. Obake frees Baymax and sends him to rescue Hiro while he resigns himself to his fate. Granville decides to pass Hiro for his heroic deeds and he admits that he is unsure if Obake survived.
"The Lich" was written by Tom Herpich and Skyler Page, from a story by Patrick McHale, Kent Osborne, and Pendleton Ward. It was directed by Larry Leichliter. The episode guest stars Lou Ferrigno as the hero Billy, and Ron Perlman as the Lich. Ferrigno had previously appeared in the first season episode "His Hero", and Perlman had previously appeared in the second season entry "Mortal Recoil".
In the original storyboard for the episode, Billy was supposed to explain that he would push the Lich through the multiverse portal into the Crystal Citadel, a prison created so that no one can escape from it. Billy would further explain that the Citadel housed Finn's actual father. This rejected storyline would later be revisited at the end of the fifth season's final episode "Billy's Bucket List", as well as the season six premiere "Wake Up"/"Escape from the Citadel". In the end of the episode, the Lich was originally supposed to try to convince Finn to give him the Enchiridon by promising that he could both bring back his birth parents and give him immortality. According to Ward, information regarding Finn's father was cut because it conveyed too much information in a short amount of time. Had this plot point stayed in the episode, Finn's father would have been portrayed as a hero.
Billy was a major character in Adventure Time. He was once a great hero of Ooo. Compassionate and kind, Billy traveled the land protecting civilians and royalty alike from monsters and the forces of evil. Billy would eventually grow in fame, his exploits would become famous even decades after his prime, known for his kind deeds and violent acts such as "slaying an evil Ocean", "fighting a bear" and greatest of all, slaying The Lich.
However, at some point, Billy grew a nihilistic side. He grew to think that protecting citizens from monsters was a pointless act due to the never ending barrage of villainy. He referred to fighting evil as "pointless as a dog chasing his own tail". Regardless, Billy still tried to be a hero, by being an active member of his community and doing good deeds.
Around a year after Billy gave up on his old heroism, he met Finn and Jake, whose deeds of heroism re-sparked Billy's old passion. Afterwards, Billy and Finn became very good friends, Finn looked up to Billy, and to an extent, Billy looked up to Finn. This friendship proved to be brief however, as only a year or two afterwards, Billy was killed by The Lich and his body was used as a "vessel". While under this form, The Lich manipulated and tricked Finn and Jake into opening a gate to The Time Cube so that The Lich could wish to kill all life.
On a beautiful day, Dr. Eggman, Orbot and Cubot are robbing a toy factory in hopes of demoralizing the Unnamed Village when Team Sonic shows up, attracted by Eggman's noisy vacuum gadget on the Eggmobile. Eggman has his Ball Bots attack the heroes while Orbot and Cubot pretend to be commentators. Sonic picks up a tennis racket and knocks a Ball Bot back at the Eggmobile while Amy knocks a Ball Bot directly into Eggman's gut with her hammer. Playing with some skipping rope, Sticks makes a net which she catches the Ball Bots with for Knuckles to destroy. Tails on the other hand, tries and fails to knock Ball Bots back with a baseball bat. Losing patience, Tails pulls out a large glue gun and traps the villains in glue which instantly hardens. Team Sonic celebrates their victory, but Eggman complains by citing slow, sarcastic clapping before stating that that five-against-one is unfair. Eggman thus proposes a challenge: if the heroes are all about playing fairplay, they should try taking him on one-on-one next time. Sonic accepts on behalf of his team.
In the following fights with Team Sonic, Eggman easily manipulates the heroes by appealing to each of their personality traits. First, he confronts Amy in his Eggmobile as she stands guard outside the Unnamed Village. As Amy is about hit Eggman though, he cons Amy out of her hammer by claiming to use it for a charitable cause. With Sticks, he humors her paranoia about alien signs and takes a cage she had prepared (and her shoes when he convinces her their noise is attracting the aliens) after he gets her to leave to warn the others of the aliens. As Eggman later arrives for his fight with Tails, the fox reveals his new invention to battle the doctor: a new force field device dubbed the "MX-4180 Electroplasmatic Capsulator". However, Eggman compliments Tails into giving him the control for the device, which Eggman uses to freeze Tails in his place. Knuckles then arrives to take over for Tails (after waiting a while for his shift to come), but Eggman preys on Knuckles' gullibility by convincing him to do warm-ups for their fight with stretch exercises, bending a sheet of metal into a paper airplane and digging away from their fight. Later, at Meh Burger, an unimpressed Sonic laughs at his humiliated pals' failures before heading off to take his turn to fight Eggman.
In the badlands, Sonic waits impatiently for Eggman to show, making funny noises and holding an imaginary tea party with some rocks to kill the time. The rest of the team arrives to go to the beach while Sonic stays on-guard, thinking Eggman is too scared to fight him. Sonic soon naps, only to wake up upon the arrival of Dr. Eggman who captures him in a force field-enhanced cage using a contraption made from the items he stole from Team Sonic. Sonic's friends soon show up, and despite still being mad at Sonic for his teasing of them, they agree to help him. However, Eggman reminds them that they are still honor-bound to fight one-on-one. The heroes do so, but switch out as needed instead of sticking of a schedule. As the fight begins, Orbot and Cubot again act as commentators. Sticks goes first with her boomerang, prompting Eggman to attack her with a self-propelled wheel equipped with Amy's Hammer. Switching out with Sticks, Amy takes her hammer back and attacks Eggman. Eggman responds by pinning Amy to a wall with his metal airplane, but Amy has Knuckles tag in and throw the airplane back at Eggman, who blocks it with Tails' device. Sticks then takes over for Knuckles who gets the controls for Tails' invention back. With Knuckles' aid, Tails frees Sonic who then traps Eggman in the remains of his cage. Amy comments on their teamwork, but when Sonic snarks that he still got the last hit in, the others leave him in a force field-enhanced cage with Eggman as payback. 041b061a72