Samurai Jack is an American television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Jack, a time-displaced samurai, in his singular quest to travel back in time and defeat the tyrannical demon Aku.
Jack and the Warrior Woman (Season 1, Episode 6) Edit
While traveling in the desert, Aku (in his female Ikra form) gets swallowed alive by a sand worm, only to cut his way out of its throat. The the odor from the worm's putrid breath lingers on him for the rest of the night, as Samurai Jack attempts to hold is breath to block out the smell.
- Sand Worm
Jack's Tales (Season 2, Episode 2)Edit
Jack traveled to meet the creature so he could wish to return home; but the Worm demanded that Jack answer a few questions to determine which one of the two heads really had the magic powers. If he guessed right, he would be eaten and taken to a "magical place" where all his desires would come true; if he guessed wrong, he would be eaten and digested for "500 years".
First, the Worms had Jack go through a "knock-knock joke" routine. Second, they asked him what his favorite color was. And last, they asked Jack to figure out which one of them was the real Magic Worm; they added that one of them only tells the truth, while the other one only tells lies. When Jack believed that he had solved the riddle and pointed at one of the heads, he was swallowed whole. But then the two brothers admitted to each other that they're both liars. Jack soon realizes that the Worm was not magical, as he sits among a bunch of malnourished old men in rags, who were also devoured by the monster, waiting to be freed.
How Jack escaped from the belly of this beast is not shown, but he most likely cut through their stomach with his sword, which likely killed the monster.
- Giant Worm
The Farting Dragon (Season 2, Episode 8)Edit
The episode begins with Jack spearfishing in a forest, when he notices that several of the fish are dead. Suddenly, a stampede of panicked animals runs past him. Jack soon discovers the reason: an incredibly foul smell coming from somewhere beyond the forest. Jack follows the smell to a village, taking notice of the completely decayed crops nearby. A farmer tries to warn Jack to turn back, but is incapacitated by the smell before he can tell Jack what it is. The smell starts to close in, forcing Jack to fight and dodge the noxious fumes in order to get inside the city.
Inside the city, Jack sees the citizens suffering from the effects of the foul stench. Suddenly another wave of the smell approaches from the distance, and the villagers run to the shelter, only to find it "full" (it's only occupied by one cat). The smell hits, causing more suffering for everyone in the city. Jack then hears a cheerful whistling, confusing him. He follows it to the shop of a scissorsmith, who is immune to the smell due to not having a nose. The scissorsmith keeps trying to offer Jack a bizarre variety of products and services, but refuses to tell Jack where the smell is coming from without payment. Fortunately for Jack, the scissorsmith's bird, who is apparently his wife ("Never sell a wizard an expired fishing license!"), tells him that the smell is coming from a dragon who lives in a spire to the east, infuriating the scissorsmith. As Jack leaves to deal with the dragon, the scissorsmith stops him and gives him a sheep's bladder, which will supposedly help him to resist the smell.
Some time later, Jack starts climbing the spire. He grabs what looks like a strange plant, but turns out to be the antenna of a giant moth that Jack rides up the spire. Approaching another cloud of gas, Jack applies the sheep's bladder, but finds that it too smells bad. Compared to the dragon's stench, however, Jack quickly reapplies the bladder. Once past the smell, Jack jumps off the moth, and finds himself at the entrance of the dragon's lair. Inside, Jack finds the dragon, who naturally breathes fire at Jack. However, it quickly becomes clear that the dragon isn't actually evil, but rather in pain. The smell that it had been unleashing is actually the dragon farting, due to intestinal distress. Jack offers to put the dragon out of its misery, but the dragon instead asks Jack to enter its body and eliminate the source of its pain, which Jack reluctantly does.
Inside the dragon, Jack travels through its digestive system, including its stomach, intestines, and other organs, encountering many bizarre creatures and and body parts. Finally, Jack comes across the source of the dragon's pain: a partially-hatched baby dragon (which is confusing due to the dragon being a male) breathing fire on an organ, which responds by unleashing more flatulence. Jack cuts the baby free and tries to carry it out, but is cornered by the gas. Thinking quickly, Jack gets the baby to ignite the gas, somehow launching them both out of the dragon. The baby dragon carries Jack back to the village, who praise Jack for freeing them from the smell. Unfortunately, the baby dragon is overzealous with its fire breath, but the villagers don't seem to mind. The scissorsmith offers Jack a way to put out the fires, but his bird badmouths him again. The scissorsmith chases the bird, while Jack looks on confused, trying to process the incredibly weird day he's just had.
- Farting Dragon
A Simple Plan (Season 5, Episode 4) Edit
Following a nightmare of fighting the Daughters of Aku, Jack wakes up in the snow, having survived the fall into the valley. Soon enough, a trail of blood leads him to Ashi's body, seemingly dead on impact. Jack hallucinates that a murder of crows is taunting him for killing real humans, though he quickly defends his actions, claiming the Daughters already chose their path. Unfortunately, Ashi also survived the fall, and Jack is forced to fight and tie her up once again. As a restrained Ashi continues to badmouth him while swinging from a tree, Jack ponders her entire way of thinking, and decides to convince her he is not an enemy. Before he can do so, however, a giant monster emerges from the ground and swallows them both whole. Against repeated attacks from Ashi, Jack manages to save her and break their fall, landing in the bowels of the beast. When they stop to rest, Ashi praises Aku and revels in her "victory," gloating that they are both trapped inside the monster and Jack will soon die as a result. Jack is more positive, however, having experience exploring the innards of large creatures, and determines there must be another way out. As Jack tries to explain that Aku is the true enemy, multiple blue-green creatures arrive and attempt to eat them, with Ashi kicking Jack towards the swarm in another attempt to kill him. Using one of their severed appendages as a makeshift sword, Jack kills several of the creatures before rescuing an unhelpful Ashi, strapping her to his back and retreating deeper into the monster. While stopping to rest again, an unconscious Ashi dreams of her mother's command to kill Jack. Waking up, she spots him nearby. A small puff-ball creature appears before Jack and tries to convince him to escape without Ashi, believing she is only evil. Jack refuses to listen, but the creature's opinion is shared by Jack's self-hallucination. While Jack argues with himself to Ashi's confusion, she is kidnapped by a red crab-like creature, and Jack's hallucination is quick to notice. Ignoring his past self and snapping off a makeshift mace from the monster's body, Jack kills the creature that abducted Ashi and brings her back. Unsurprisingly, she isn't grateful for the rescue. The small puff-ball from before asks if Jack was expecting a hug and a kiss, to his annoyance.
As Jack presses onward, Ashi continues to rant about his inevitable demise while singing praise for Aku. Finally fed up, Jack once again tries and fails to reason with her before being forced to take shelter from a hail of needles. While waiting for the storm to pass, Jack, in an attempt at small-talk, explains acupuncture to Ashi while removing their needles. Eventually, after hiding from a centipede-like creature, Jack takes the pieces of its discarded exoskeleton as makeshift armor, taking Ashi's disgust as a compliment. While climbing to a higher area, Jack determines a way out is close, causing Ashi to send them both falling. Fortunately, Jack manages to grab a makeshift vine and save them both, keeping Ashi on a longer leash for the rest of the climb. Finally, after reaching the top, Ashi gazes in awe at the assorted flying creatures, while Jack spots an exit to the outside over a large pool of acid. As they hitch a ride on one of the flying creatures, a large, transparent fish-like predator spots them and gives chase. Using the flyers to evade and hide, Jack and Ashi manage to jump through the exit before it closes and escape from both monsters, landing in a surrounding ocean and freeing Ashi in the process. Once outside, Jack rescues Ashi, then swims to a nearby desert island. Coming to her senses and spotting her sickle in the water, Ashi prepares to finally kill an exhausted Jack. Before she can do so, however, a ladybug flies past, and Ashi recalls a moment in her youth when she interacted with a ladybug during a sparring session, only for it to be squished to death by the high priestess, claiming the insect was distracting her and generally "not part of Aku's Order." As Jack interacts with the ladybug in a more harmless manner, Ashi drops her sickle after remembering her mother's words, finally convinced that Jack is not her real enemy. Ashi then meditates on the island with Jack, albeit from a distance, making peace with her "enemy."
- Monolithic Creature
- Samurai Jack