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Recap / Legend of the Three Caballeros S1 E04 "World Tree Caballeros!"

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After noticing the book detecting Felldrake in Rome, the team heads there and up the world tree.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Felldrake transforms some termites into these.
  • Brain Freeze: The heavy magic abilities given from a young planet gives the wielder massive amounts of power and a "bit of an ice cream headache", according to Sheldgoose.
  • Call to Agriculture: The Roman Gods have given up fighting long ago and became farmers.
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  • Description Cut: Felldrake tells Sheldgoose that the Three Caballeros are probably planning their next move as they speak. Cut to them having a popcorn fight.
  • Eat Dirt, Cheap: Planet Pie, being made out of a young planet fruit, has layers of rocks and dirt making up its components. Only the gods and Panchito actually like it.
  • Food Fight: The episode begins with the Caballeros throwing popcorn at each other for fun. Xandra joins in and shoots an arrow at one of the kernels... and breaks a chandelier in the process.
  • Foreshadowing: When Felldrake is defeated he yells he'll see the heroes in Hades. He's not wrong.
  • Furry Confusion: When told the Caballeros have to distract Felldrake, who's standing far away atop a planet, Panchito complains that "We are not birds, we cannot fly!"
  • I Have This Friend...: Xandra actually does have friends in this case, as she tries to get help from the nieces to encourage the elder gods to get the motivation for fighting again. Unfortunately for her, the nieces think she's speaking hypothetically. Despite treating it like it's her problem, their pep talk (courtesy of the Pep Talk Totem) still works.
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  • I Was Quite a Looker: The gods, particularly Venus, were much more attractive in their youth than they are now.
  • Red Is Violent: The termites turn into vicious red beasts thanks to Felldrake's magic.
  • Retired Badass Roundup: Xandra pulls the three Roman gods into this, to battle Felldrake's termites.
  • Running Gag: Tubers. They're brought up again in future episodes.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: The Greco-Roman Gods dwell in the World Tree — which has more to do with Norse mythology's Yggdrasil than with any part of Greco-Roman mythology (the reason for this is due to Marvel intervening).
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Mars is portrayed this way, having flashbacks to the "Titan War".
  • Time Skip: It's been several weeks since the previous episode, allowing Felldrake and Sheldgoose to return to Earth after being blasted into space. The Caballeros have grown closer in that time period as well, having a popcorn fight when we first see them.
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  • Travel Cool: With Leopold too tired to take them to Rome, Sheldgoose takes Felldrake aboard his private plane, a luxurious, gold plated jumbo jet. Even Felldrake is impressed by it.
  • A Wizard Did It: When Sheldgoose asks how he survived a month in space without food, Felldrake explains it was his magic keeping him alive.

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