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Recap / Adventure Time S 8 E 9 Mysterious Island

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After waking up alone and shipwrecked, Finn investigates a bizarre island in search of his friends.


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The giant animals inexplicably all wear shoes.
  • Apocalyptic Log: Alva shows Finn a movie of the researchers, showing how some of them were killed when their experiments backfired on them.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The weird old woman Finn meets, Alva, speaks real, clearly understandable Swedish, and the labels on the film she shows Finn are Swedish as well.
  • Brutal Honesty: Finn repeatedly describes Susan as smelling bad.
  • Description Cut: Jake says it should be easily to find BMO and Susan on the other islands. Cut to BMO, apparently on the moon.
  • Happier Home Movie: Alva's film shows when she was young and researched on the island, but quickly takes a turn for the worse.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Jake is found fighting an enormous crab.
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  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The various anomalies of the island were created by a group of scientists for presumably beneficial purposes, but wound up running wild and killing almost all of their creators.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Finn very seriously questions how crabs and robots are not the same thing.
  • Isle of Giant Horrors: The island is full of giant version of various animals, most of which are hostile.
  • Late to the Tragedy: Finn discovers humans lived on this island, but the harsh weather and giant animals has already killed everyone but Alva.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Finn lets out a shriek of horror after seeing the enormous storm from which Alva and her animal friends are seeking shelter.
  • Soft Water: Finn gets hit directly by a tidal wave, but doesn't even budge from the cliff he's hanging off.
  • Terrible Artist: Alva asks Finn to draw her after seeing a good sketch in his notebook. That's not actually Finn's picture, and the ones he makes of Alva, Jake, and Susan are all incredibly crude.
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  • Weird Weather: The island experiences radical shifts of weather, with exact cut off between regions that are freezing and burning hot.
  • You Have No Idea Who You're Dealing With: When a bear shows up, Finn is unimpressed and boasts of fighting the Lich in the Citadel.


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