|“The Outlaw Armaggon!”|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) episode|
|Original airdate||November 15, 2015|
|Written by||Gavin Hignight|
|Supervising Producer||Ant Ward|
|Directed by||Alan Wan|
|Supervising Director||Ciro Nieli|
"The Outlaw Armaggon!" is the fourth episode of the fourth season of the 2012 TV series, and is the eighty-second episode overall in the series. It first aired on November 15th, 2015.
When Lord Dregg hires Armaggon, a ruthless bounty hunter to destroy the Turtles, the team flees to an abandoned space station. Elsewhere, the Fugitoid's worst fears may have become a reality.
- April O'Neil (Mae Whitman)
- Armaggon (Ron Perlman) (debut)
- Casey Jones (Josh Peck)
- Donatello (Rob Paulsen)
- Fugitoid (David Tennant)
- Leonardo (Seth Green)
- Michelangelo (Greg Cipes)
- Raphael (Sean Astin)
- Lord Dregg (Peter Stormare)
- Overmind (Jim Piddock) (debut) (death)
- VX3 Warbots (Jim Piddock) (debut)
On an icy planet Vringath Dregg met with an old acquaintance, the bounty hunter, Armaggon. The vengeful insect proposed a payment in exchange for the execution of the turtles and their friends. Hungry for money, Armaggon accepted Dreg's bounty and headed out to hunt his prey.
Aboard the Ulixes, the Fugitoid tested April's psychic abilities, to which the latter succeeds, but Casey brings up the question of how Zayton Honeycutt became an android. The professor decides that it was time to tell his friends his origins.
Professor Honeycutt was from a planet, invaded by the Triceratons for his refusal for building them weapons. As the Triceratons left his lab in shambles, his assistant robot saved him by transferring his brain into its body, thus keeping him alive, but when knowledge spread of Honeycutt's survival, the Triceratons dubbed him a "Fugitive Android".
Suddenly, the Ulixes was under attack from Armaggon, who's steel-sharpened jaws nearly made short work of the ship until Leonardo went out alone to face him! The bounty hunter however proved to be much stronger, faster, and terrifying than Leo had anticipated, so Fugitoid hacked inside a nearby abandoned space station, and had the Ulixes fly into it, thus keeping them safe for the time being from Armaggon, unfortunately, Armaggon was counting on it.
As Leo, Raph, April, Casey, Donny and Mikey entered the space station, they reactivated it, as well as the artificial intelligence program that ran the ship. It introduced itself as Overmind, who explained that the crew intentionally deactivated the ship, as the group wonders why, Fugitoid is suddenly electrocuted by Overmind and runs away!
As the group catches up with the Fugitoid, he explains that he had a Fusion Generator inside his android body, which made him quite nervous, believing that it'll activate and harm his friends.
As the group pondered their next move, Armaggon unleashed his trap by having Overmind create Warbots to destroy the turtles and their friends, As the robots were unleashed, the group found themselves outmatched by the Warbots' strength and firepower. Suddenly though, a Warbot attacked Armaggon, revealing that Overmind was responsible for the recent actions that resulted in the space station's crew attempting to shut him down! Overmind then revealed his possession of the Fugitoid's body and had his machines bind Leo, Raph, Mikey, Casey, April and Donny while it started turning them into drones.
Armaggon soon received orders from Dregg to bring them to him alive so he can dispose of them himself. Armaggon then leapt into action and saved the group, telling them his name AND his new orders. Overmind however was through toying with his targets, so he activated every mechanical servant in his employ to destroy the Turtles, Casey, April and Armaggon. The group fought against the odds, but April knew the only way to save themselves was to free the Fugitoid from Overmind's control. She then psychically connected to Professor Zayton Honeycutt's mind and reawakened his humanity, thus freeing him form Overmind. The professor then unleashed a shockwave from his Fusion Generator which caused Overmind and the space station to start falling apart.
The group attempted to leave, but Armaggon wasn't going to allow them to leave freely, so Leonardo stays behind to fight the bounty hunter, The two fought a grueling battle until Armaggon accidentally crashed his ship into Overmind's hard drive. Leo looked back as his opponent was caught in the explosion.
Raphael left with some breathing gear for Leo so that the latter could escape WITH Raph back to the Ulixes. The heroes embraced the returning leader, and then the Fugitoid announced he located the Triceraton fleet, and thus, are on the right track to finding a piece of the black hole device and preventing the Earth's destruction.
However, upon the wreckage of the space station, Armaggon is revealed to be alive and far from finished with the turtles.
- Raphael's quote "We're gonna need a bigger ship." as Armaggon attacks the Ulixes is a reference to the 1975 film "Jaws" directed by Steven Spielberg., where the main character chief Brody says "You're gonna need a bigger boat." when seeing the huge man-eating Great White Shark that was attacking their fishing boat.
- A few scenes of Armaggon's attack on the Ulixes are also based on Spielberg's film, for example:
- Leonardo going out to fight Armaggon on his own, as Hooper dived in a shark cage to face the Great White Shark on his own;
- Armaggon surprising Leonardo by attacking him from behind coming out of nowhere, causing Leo to drop his weapon, just like the shark did to Hooper;
- Armaggon getting through the back of the ship trying to bite three of the turtles who were crawling back to avoid the attacks, the same way Brody, Hooper and Quint did when the shark broke through the stern of their boat;
- Although Armaggon did not die ate the end like the shark, both villains were defeated with an explosion when trying to get the "last" member of the crew.
- It's said that Armaggon is wanted in 87 star systems.
- Overmind speaks only in the third person.
- Overmind resembles many evil artificial intelligences from pop culture:
- Overmind's courtesy and politeness resemble those of HAL 9000 from "2001: A Space Odyssey"
- Overmind's icon face resembles Ultron, from the Marvel Comics
- Overmind's motivation and final look are similar to those of V.I.K.I. from "I, Robot" and Skynet from the "Terminator" franchise.
- Overmind's attempts to turn the main characters into robots mirror the Borg and Cybermen from Star Trek and Doctor Who, respectively.
- This episode bears a similarity to one of the series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce GO!, (The first being the episode Weird World of Wyrm); in the form of A Ghost in the Machinder.
- Both heroes and a villain are captured by a villainous AI program, who wish to assimilate them into its core programming.
- The AI takes a particular interest in a member who is more machine than the others. (Fugitoid in TMNT, Antari in Monkey Team).
- The heroes are saved by an unlikely source. (TMNT: Armaggon, Monkey Team: The Super Robot, who first reveals its sentience.)
- A villain reappears through the destruction of the AI's ship.
- Mikey uses the classic phrase “Turtle Power!”