Recap: Wander Over Yonder S 1 E 1 The Greatest The Egg

The Greatest

Lord Hater's conquest of a peaceful planet is interrupted when he notices that Wander has a trophy "For the Greatest" and he becomes obsessed over obtaining it for himself.

The Greatest provides examples of...

  • Added Alliterative Appeal:
    Lord Hater: I have mangled the minds of millions! I have tempted forth torrential tides of tears! I have reduced the richest republics to rubble and ruin! Because I am the greatest in all the galaxy!!
  • Assumed Win
  • Egopolis: Lord Hater tried to do this to the Planet Bingleborp in "The Greatest." Hater's a bit of an egomaniac, as evidenced by all the designs (and theme song) on his ship.
  • Hammerspace: Wander's magic hat, that holds his trophy.
  • Mood Whiplash: In "The Greatest," we have the scene where an enraged Lord Hater looms over a frightened Wander and Sylvia, proclaiming he's the greatest in the galaxy. Immediately after this tense moment...Wander gives Hater a great big hug with a heart appearing in the background.
    Wander: Well, congratulations! That's amazing!
  • Schmuck Bait: Wander and Sylvia use Hater's competitive streak against him.
    Wander: Hey, Hater! Final challenge for the win!
    Sylvia: Last one into the town is a rotten egg!
  • Sugar Apocalypse: Bingleborp in "The Greatest" undergoes this once Lord Hater invades at the beginning of the episode.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: during the fair, everyone is singing a wordless version of this.


The Egg

Wander and Sylvia have to return a huge egg to its nest while being chased by a flying monster.

The Egg provides examples of...

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Eventually it turns out that the baby and it's parent is this. However, they can be friendly to those who pose no threat to them.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Dragon soon proves to be stronger than Sylvia and seriously roughs her up by tossing Sylvia around and dropping rocks on her. Gets even worse when Wander and Sylvia tries to get the egg back to the nest since the dragon now attacks them with fire and ice breath.
  • Mama Bear: Double subverted with the black dragon. She seems to show her motherly side when the egg starts to hatch, but becomes vicious once it turns out the baby is not hers. Played straight with the giant bumblebee mother who shows up and roars the dragon into submission when the dragon tries to eat the bumblebee's baby and Sylvia.

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