The BEST episodes of Mighty Max

Every episode of Mighty Max ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mighty Max!

Mighty Max is an American animated action/sci-fi/horror television series which aired from 1993 to 1994 to promote the British Mighty Max toys, an offshoot of the Polly Pocket line, created by Bluebird Toys in 1992. It ran for two seasons, with a total of 40 episodes airing during the show's run. It starred the voice talents of Rob Paulsen as Max, Richard Moll as Norman, Tony Jay as Virgil, and Tim Curry as Skullmaster.

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Snakes & Laddies
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7.33
6 votes

#1 - Snakes & Laddies

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/15/1993

When Max brings an ancient necklace back from Egypt and gives it to a girl named Jiffie, it turns out to have a curse that causes her to be kidnapped for sacrifice to a snake god.

A Bellwether in One's Cap
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6.94
17 votes

#2 - A Bellwether in One's Cap

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/1/1993

11-year-old Max receives a baseball cap that turns out to be the key to a series of teleport ""portals"" left by the ancient Lemurians, which as the foretold ""Mighty One"" he must use to defeat the evil Skull Master.

Day of the Cyclops
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6.86
7 votes

#3 - Day of the Cyclops

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/22/1993

While vacationing with his mom in Turkey, Max is accused of stealing a baseball cap and gets the cosmic cap taken away from him and is imprisoned. Norman attempts to free Max from the prison, but they encounter and must do battle against a giant Cyclops. Meanwhile, Virgil and Max's mom search desperately for the missing cap.

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The Brain-Suckers Cometh!
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6.78
9 votes

#4 - The Brain-Suckers Cometh!

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/8/1993

Max, Virgil, and Norman must prevent the earth from being invaded by brain sucking space aliens. The only way to do this is for Max to make amends with Ernie, his nerdy loudmouth lab partner from school. Ernie is the only one that can crack the computer codes on the aliens' disks

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie!
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6.50
4 votes

#5 - Let Sleeping Dragons Lie!

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/6/1993

Skull Master tricks a sorcerer by the name of Ravendark who is cursed within a cave to reawaken and release an evil dormant dragon from the earth saying that this will finally give him freedom. What Ravendark doesn't know is that he is not freeing himself by releasing the dragon that will tear the earth apart, but he is freeing Skull Master. Max, Virgil, and Norman fail in preventing the dragon from waking up. Now they must convince Ravendark to put it back to sleep.

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Pandora's Box (1)
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6.33
3 votes

#6 - Pandora's Box (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/1994

Lava Lord escapes from his prison after the destruction of the crystal of souls and is out to seek his vengeance on the one who imprisoned him, Skull Master. An all out war breaks out in the center of the earth between the armies of Skull Master and Lava Lord. Virgil tells Max that now is the time to strike in order to fullfill his destiny of destroying Skull Master. With Norman, they travel to Skull Mountain where things start to go wrong. They are separated from each other and Virgil is captured by Skull Master. Norman and Max regroup and attempt to find Virgil. When the two find him, they are horrified to discover that Virgil has turned to evil by joining the side of Skull Master. TO BE CONTINUED

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Rumble in the Jungle
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6.20
5 votes

#7 - Rumble in the Jungle

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/13/1993

While on an expedition in the Congo, Max's mom uncovers and is captured by a lost civilization of talking gorillas who enslave human beings. Max with the help of Virgil and Norman set out to rescue his mom and the enslaved humans.

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The Mother of All Adventures
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6.00
4 votes

#8 - The Mother of All Adventures

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/20/1993

Max's mom brings a figurine back from Haiti that turns out to be filled with zombie parasites.

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Less Than 20,000 Squid Heads Under the Sea
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6.00
4 votes

#9 - Less Than 20,000 Squid Heads Under the Sea

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/3/1993

Max, Virgil, Norman, and a rich Texan go traveling underwater in submarine to battle a a giant octopus that is capturing and destroying ships. While underwater, the group encounters a squid civilization.

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The Maxnificent Seven
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6.00
4 votes

#10 - The Maxnificent Seven

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/8/1993

Virgil, Norman, and Max travel across the world to recruit the help of different heroes to join them in their crusade to destroy the crystal of souls. During this journey, Max starts to become uncertain about his destiny and wonders if he should be the one to lead this group.

Writer: Ken Pontac
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Fuath and Beggora
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6.00
3 votes

#11 - Fuath and Beggora

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/17/1994

In Ireland, modern day Druids plan to bring a monstrous creature into this world. Caitlin who is the daughter of one of the druids, assists Max, Virgil, and Norman in stopping this ritual.

Along Came Arachnoid
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5.50
4 votes

#12 - Along Came Arachnoid

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/3/1994

Max and Virgil discover that Norman who is basically not afraid of anything has a fear of spiders when they go head to head with a scientist who has mutated himself into a spider and now has control of all arachnids that he has mutated and enlarged in size. Norman must now attempt to conquer his fear in order to help Max and Virgil prevent the scientist from conquering and overrunning the entire earth with giant mutant spiders.

Werewolves of Dunneglen
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5.33
3 votes

#13 - Werewolves of Dunneglen

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/17/1993

Max, Virgil, and Norman travel to Scotland, where there are reported sightings of werewolves. While there, Norman and Virgil are imprisoned and Max meets a man and discovers that he is a werewolf. They do some investigating and learns that a scientist is stealing the blood of natural werewolves to perfect the means of turning herself into an ultimate powerful werewolf. Max outsmarts and defeats her. The man and his pact of werewolves head off into the forest to live in peace.

Bring Me the Head of Mighty Max
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5.25
4 votes

#14 - Bring Me the Head of Mighty Max

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/10/1993

Skull Master uses the crystal of souls to awaken the former soulless undead inhabitants of the Lost City of Atlantis to retrieve the cosmic cap from Max along with his head. When the underwater zombies arrive on the scene, Norman and Max decide to stand their ground to combat them. Virgil tells them that this is totally pointless and dangerous because the zombies cannot be killed, as they are soulless and already dead. His warnings are ignored, so Virgil decides to take the cap away from Max to save the lives of both the Mighty One and Norman. He travels through the portals to find a place where he could destroy the cap. Max and Norman remember that the cap is indestructible and Virgil already knows that. That Virgil is going to find any futile means to destroy the cap even if it means sacrificing himself in the process. Can Max and Norman get there in time to save their fowl feathered friend?

Writer: Rob Hudnut
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Norman's Conquest
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5.00
3 votes

#15 - Norman's Conquest

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/27/1993

Norman struggles with his fear of facing Spike an old adversary of his family who murdered his father when he was a boy escaping from an ice prison. Spike vowed a thousand years to finish off Norman as well, and he intends to keep that promise.

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Out in the Cold
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5.00
4 votes

#16 - Out in the Cold

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/1/1993

Space aliens take over a science station in the arctic and assume the identities of the researchers in order to carry out their devious plan. The aliens can only survive in freezing cold temperatures and they want to make the earth their new home by altering the entire planet's climate by creating another ice age. It is up to Max, Norman, and Virgil to stop them.

Writer: Robin Quinn
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The Axeman Cometh
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5.00
3 votes

#17 - The Axeman Cometh

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/4/1994

During the chopping down of trees in the forest, construction workers accidentally free an evil creature named Lockjaw who was imprisoned within the trees. Now Max, Virgil, and Norman must stop him from unleashing total destruction upon the earth.

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I, Warmonger
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5.00
3 votes

#18 - I, Warmonger

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 11/29/1994

Warmonger and Skull Master head to an island in the central point of the equator inhabited by Hydra, a two headed dragon that balances the polarity in the world with each head between good and evil. Skull Master attempts to use pages in the Lemurian Arcana to eliminate the good side of Hydra and have it merge with the evil side so that he can receive more power by having dominion over it. Max, Virgil, and Norman attempt to stop him because if he is successful, it will throw the world off balance. Skull Master nearly completes most of the spell, but the page that he needs to control Hydra is blown out of his hand by a powerful gust of wind. Warmonger, who has become fed up with being treated like dirt after serving Skull Master so long, quickly grabs the page and uses it to gain control of Hydra and orders it to destroy his boss. Virgil begins to panic and tells Max and Norman that this must not happen, that they must prevent Skull Master from being killed. Max is shocked and ques

Writer: Doug Booth
Cyberskull II: The Next Level
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4.75
4 votes

#19 - Cyberskull II: The Next Level

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/16/1994

Even though he is imprisoned in cyberspace, Cyberskull's power is still able to reach out into the real world through computers. He brainwashes JC Mega and countless others to do his bidding. Cyberskull's plan is to use Mega's satellites to drain all of the world's electrical power and information after he acquires a new and larger robotic body. Now Max, Virgil, and Norman race against time to stop him from taking over the entire world.

Fly by Night
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4.67
3 votes

#20 - Fly by Night

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/25/1994

Max is called to London to meet with Virgil and Norman due to there being reports of people being drained from the neck of their blood. Virgil believes this to be the work of a vampire who is a relative of Dracula. He uses his vast knowledge of vampire lore to educate and equip Max with the means to fight this dark terror. When the three finally come face to face with the vampire, they discover that none of Virgil's recommended methods are able to stop her, as she is no ordinary vampire.

Writer: Jules Dennis
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Souls of Talon
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4.67
3 votes

#21 - Souls of Talon

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/6/1994

Against Virgil's warning, Max uses the cap to travel to the astral plane where he encounters a large deformed eagle and its master, an evil giant skull named Talon that devours souls. Talon steals the cap and uses it to escape into Max's dimension, leaving the Mighty One trapped there. Talon ever hungry, views the human population as an all you can eat buffet as he begins feeding off their souls. Max struggles to find a way out of the astral plane so that he can stop Talon's feeding frenzy.

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Zygote's Rhythm
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4.67
3 votes

#22 - Zygote's Rhythm

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/30/1994

Virgil and Norman summon the help of the Mighty One when there are reports of creatures resembling the now extinct dinosaurs running amok in Hawaii. There they discover a scientist named Eggbert Zygote who has developed a machine that can evolve and devolve life. Max and his friends must stop the craze scientist who has big plans to meddle with the evolutionary process by using all life on this earth as his test subjects for the new invention.

Pandora's Box (2)
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4.50
2 votes

#23 - Pandora's Box (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/23/1994

Lava Lord attempts to destroy Skull Master with the help of his creation, ""Megus"", but is unsuccessful. Max and Norman are hurt and confused by Virgil's betrayal. Their doubts are put to rest when they discover that Virgil has not become evil, but has setup Skull Master. Virgil helps Max and Norman take control of Megus. This gives Max the opportunity to fulfill his destiny as the weapons of Megus are locked on Skull Master, ready to fire. Skull Master quickly grabs hold of Virgil to use as his protection. Max is on the brink of ridding the world of Skull Master, but he won't fire because his friend's life is more important to him than fulfilling the prophecy. Despite Virgil's objections, Max chooses not to kill Skull Master in order to save the wise old fowel. During the final moments of the confrontation, Max uses a portal to transport him, Norman, and Virgil back to the surface. But in the process he also frees Warmonger and Skull Master who releases the dragon. On the dragon

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Armageddon Closer (1)
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4.50
2 votes

#24 - Armageddon Closer (1)

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 12/1/1994

Max is miserable during his birthday celebration because Virgil and Norman haven't arrived or communicated with him in a while. He creates a ruckus by tearing apart his birthday presents and cake in search of a message from the two, but there is nothing. He is happy when they do arrive, but is puzzled when they tell him that he must leave immediately to take care of something urgent relating to his birthday. Virgil and Norman takes Max to their home where he jokes, but is serious about hanging out with the two sometime in the future. Virgil is mysteriously saddened by Max's comment. He reveals to Max the source of most of his knowledge by partly pulling down a curtain to reveal a large mosaic of pictures. Which show the events that have transpired so far in Max's journey since he received his call as the Mighty One. Virgil goes briefly through it and reveals that Skull Master is not dead as they originally thought, but is alive and well and has reconstructed the crystal of souls wi

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Blood of the Dragon
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4.33
3 votes

#25 - Blood of the Dragon

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/26/1994

After being released from his inner earth prison, Skull Master travels to an island where he preys on and deceives some of the native inhabitants into drinking dragon's blood. This transforms them into reptilian creatures that become mindless slaves obedient to his commands. Max, Virgil, and Norman head to the island to stop him and encounter a young native who is stuck in mid transformation because he didn't fully drink the dragon's blood. Together they attempt to rescue the rest of the natives who haven't drank the blood of the dragon.

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