Ja-Kal's brother is apparently more important than that fourth guy...
"A little boy named Presley found a secret out this year. That he was once a pharaoh when Egyptians ruled the world. Now a sorcerer named Scarab tries to get him day and night. But Presley has four guardians to protect his very life."
Mummies Alive! is an animated series from DIC Entertainment that ran for one season with forty two episodes.Presley Carnavon, a boy from San Francisco, finds himself the reincarnation of Prince Rapses and as such inherits four mummy bodyguards who "With the Strength of Ra!" defend him from the evil sorcerer Scarab - who is constantly trying to use the boy's soul to become immortal, and failing, as his snake familiar Heka is quick to point out.The mummies also have to contend with many gods and spirits from Egyptian myth summoned to the modern world, including Anubis, Set, Apep, Bastet, Sekhmet, and many others usually as part of one of Scarab's schemes.
Aborted Arc: Season one ended with the implication that Scarab and Heka were still on the loose and that something important would have to happen in the far future to defeat him for good, things that were never resolved due to the series cancellation.
Ancient Egypt: Featured once in Presley's vision of the past, as well as some flashbacks.
Ancient Egyptians Speaking English: It's amazing how four people from another country, who have been dead for thousands of years, manage to speak perfect English the moment they wake up in modern day America.
Dumb Muscle: Armon is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Everybody Hates Hades: Anubis is a rather stupid villain in the series, when he was a benevolent deity in charge of protecting the dead in Egyptian mythology. He is associated with Set, who disowned Anubis in the myths for choosing to side with Horus.
Evil Is Not a Toy: Practically a Running Gag in this series; at several occasions Scarab tries summoning to help him get Raspes' soul, only for that being to escape in control, forcing him to step back and let the mummies clean his mess.
Frothy Mugs of Water: Averted in episode 26 - the team are struggling to get back to base with their powers depleted, and spot someone trying to get into his car while clearly drunk. Ja'Kal uses his Demon Head to terrify him into running off. Best drunk-driving aesop on a kid's show ever.
Recap Episode: The only noteworthy one being the series finale, which featured a compilation of clips from the entire season.
Right Hand Versus Left Hand: Sometimes Presley and the Mummies survive only because of bickering and backstabbing on the villains side.
Samus Is a Girl: The other three didn't actually know Nefertina was a girl at first. Her disguise, judging by her form during her first appearance, consisted of nothing but a hat, and did nothing for her narrow waist and noticeable chest. Then again, she probably dressed differently back when she was, y'know, alive.
It's kind of funny when her power armor includes...ahem...a noticable "breastplate". Given that Armon mentions his golden arm was a gift from the pharaoh, these were probably made and not due to magic. Somehow Nefertina managed to convince the entire royal court and her tailor that she was a man with assets.
It seems likely that Rapses (who knew the truth) more or less ordered the higher-ups to "not realize" what Nefer-Tina was trying to pull. Considering what people didn't wear in early Egypt...
It gets rectified in "Sleepwalk Like An Egyptian", where Presley dreams he's Rapses in ancient Egypt with his living guardians. Nefertina is shown to have an outfit that manages to cover much of her feminine physique as well as flatten her chest.
Villain with Good Publicity: Scarab masquerades as a respectable businessman, but it doesn't particularly impede the Mummies. Then again, "Scarab" technically has no publicity whatsoever among civilians since the "respectable businessman" is an alter ego the Mummies have no clue to.
You're Not My Father: During the Father's Day episode "Reunion," Presley says this to Ja'Kal when he offers to take the boy fishing since his real father was in Memphis. It comes off particularly harsh when you take in the fact that Ja'Kal never got to see his own son grow up. Not to mention he has a nephew who was also like a son to him, and his father is Ja'Kal's evil brother.