There's a new superhero team in town, and they're stealing the Four's spotlight—not to mention insulting them at every turn. Reed tries to keep his teammates' tempers in check, but soon he grows suspicious. Are the new foursome really heroes—or villains in disguise?
This episode contains examples of the following tropes:
- The Cameo: Peter Parker appears as a photographer Johnny hires to improve the Four's image.
- Cut the Wizard and the Trapster a Check: But they'd rather humiliate the Fantastic Four.
- Engineered Public Confession: Reed tricks the Wizard into confessing that he was only after the codes that the city gave him.
- Evil Counterpart: the Frightful Four to the Fantastic Four.
- For the Evulz: The Wizard confesses smugly to Reed that this was his reason for "showing up" the Four.Tricking this city into loving us...it wasn't necessary, but it sure was fun.
- He's Big In Japan: Johnny, In-Universe.
- Not So Above It All: Reed, as he watches the Wizard taken into custody.Reed: "Smartest man in the world"? Please!
- Ship TeaseReed: Did I ever tell you you're amazing?Sue: No, but...go on.
- Villains With Good Publicity: the Frightful Four, until Reed blows their cover.