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When Flame King breaks out of his prison and takes over the Fire Kingdom again, Flame Princess turns to the one person she believes she can trust... Finn! But will Finn be able to put his feelings for Flame Princess aside long enough to help her reclaim her throne?

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  • Absentee Actor: Jake is sleeping over with Lady Rainicorn.
  • Actor Allusion: Flame King and Don Jon have a long, random fist fight.
  • Adult Fear: Much like what Bubblegum went through in "Lady And Peebles", Flame Princess has a much older man wanting to marry her while leaving her in only a white underdress, and also has to deal with a one-track-minded Finn.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Flame Princess gets back her throne and Cinnamon Bun swears to serve her. However, Finn is forced to admit he goofed up and probably won't be getting back with Flame Princess.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Cinnamon Bun is Flame Princess's knight and in the end, he confesses his (platonic) love for her and she reciprocates his feelings. He does this in front of Finn, who was trying to get back together with Flame Princess the entire episode.
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  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Flame Lord mind controls the citizens of the Fire Kingdom to take over.
  • Call-Back:
    • Flame Lord, Flame King's friend, was one of the wizards seen in "Wizard Battle".
    • Cinnamon Bun's friendship with Flame Princess blossoms into something more.
  • Character Development: Cinnamon Bun is much more sound in mind and far more heroic than Finn was.
  • Contemplative Boss: Flame King comments on it:
    Flame King: Man, I love staring out over things.
  • The Dragon: Flame King has the Flame Lord break him out of his prison and help him take over the Fire Kingdom.
  • Foreshadowing: Cinnamon Bun doesn't take too kindly to Finn's advances on Flame Princess, foreshadowing his feelings for Flame Princess.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Flame King and Flame Lord have a brawl when Flame Princess refused to marry. Flame King end up knocking out Flame Lord, disabling his mind control over the flame citizens.
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  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Subverted. Flame King goes into a Mr. Exposition about his plans to possibly the people watching the episode, only to show Don Jon stating he knows all this already.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Finn, due to his obsession to get back with Flame Princess, does things that aren't part of the plan and also jeopardizes Flame Princess' safety.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Finn is so focused on getting back together with Flame Princess that he becomes incompetent and does more harm than good.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: When Don Jon brainwashes the Flame Kingdom, they have deep green eyes with maddening spirals
  • Our Demons Are Different: Don Jon resembles a round goat head demon, and his blue flames cause people to go Brainwashed and Crazy
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Flame King breaks out his prison, but is imprisoned again by the end of the episode.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Don John shares his name with the aristocratic villain of Much Ado About Nothing.
    • The fist fight between Flame King and Don John is a reference to the one between Nada and Frank in They Live, who were played by Keith David and Roddy Piper, who voice the two characters here.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Cinnamon Bun is now a competent warrior instead of a dimwitted Manchild. He actually more of a hero than Finn in this episode. It's implied that living in the Fire Kingdom has fully cooked, meaning he's no longer half baked.
  • Wham Episode: Flame King escapes from his prison, Flame Princess is being forced to marry someone called the Flame Lord and any chances of Finn getting back with Flame Princess are utterly dashed by Cinnamon Bun of all people.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Flame Princess, a powerful fire elemental, was drugged before the takeover. This weakens her and impedes her fighting ability.

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