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Normal Man asks for Finn and Jake's help to rescue his brother.
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  • Battle Boomerang: Tiny Manticore uses two of them in his fight against Normal Man, Finn, and Jake.
  • Callback: With the Finn Sword destroyed, Finn uses the root sword again for the first time since season 3.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Normal Man uses the telescope-transformed deer at the beginning of the episode.
    • One of the dangers of Wild Trap Mountain is that squirrel who hates Jake from "The Duke".
  • Death Mountain: Tiny Manticore holds Glob hostage at the top of Wild Trap Mountain.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Tiny Manticore finally snaps from all the abuse he took from the former Magic Man.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Tiny Manticore use a flamethrower against Normal Man, but misses.
  • Good Costume Switch: Instead of the tattered yellow clothes he wore as Magic Man, Normal Man wears slacks and a button shirt.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • Without his magic-induced insanity, Normal Man has become a much nicer guy. After saving Glob, he returns to Mars to be the martians' new leader.
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    • Tiny Manticore, main antagonist of this episode, saves Normal Man and Glob from falling to their death seeing how much they care for each other.
  • Literal Metaphor: Normal Man talks about throwing the citizens of Mars under the bus back when he was Magic Man. A flashback shows that he literally ran them over with a bus.
  • Meaningful Rename: Having been Brought Down to Normal, Magic Man goes by the name Normal Man now.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Tiny Manticore decides he wants revenge on Normal Man even though he's no longer a jerk.
  • Not Quite Dead: It is revealed that Grob Gob Glob Grod survived the events of "Astral Plane", but are now a quartet of sentient spheres, orbiting Earth as tiny moons.
  • Odd Friendship: The valley girl, Lumpy Space Princess, and the neurotic Lemongrab are seen on a date. Lemongrab gets uncomfortable about it and starts to leave before getting decked by a low flying Tiny Manticore.
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