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    Episode #5 - The Menace of Mysterio
    Original Airdate - Feburary 18, 1994

    As part of a personal vendetta a new villain in town, Mysterio, frames Spider-Man in order to tarnish his reputation and attempts to gain the status as the real hero of New York. Now, Spider-Man must foil Mysterio's plan and expose him for the villain he is!

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    Alrite then, I'll start.

    One of my favourite episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series. It closely follows the original story from Amazing Spider-Man #13, but adds new stuff just enough to not feel like they are treading over old ground.

    The animation in this episode owned. It was so bright and vibrant, they nailed the webs down to a T, and Mysterios smoke looked great. One of the better animated episodes in the first season.

    It had some classic spidey-lines in it to boot.

    "Dear Chuckles" and "Mysterio, let them go, they don't have anything to do with it, well, Jameson you can keep" spring to mind.

    It was nice seeing the origin, but you could tell violence was a no go. He didn't even hit the burgler.

    Still, a ***** ep easy.
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    Yeah, the animation was tight this ep. I never really got into Mysterio until The Haunting of Mary Jane Watson. Still this was pretty good. J.J. is such a jerk but you gotta love 'im. The werewolf shot was used again later but it's still creepy. Good episode. ****.
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    The Pat Wollery sightings is starting to get annoying.

    Mysterio, I just can't take this villain seriously. He has an orb for a head, he's a bitter, out of work special effects specialist who has a bone to pick for Spidey. He uses holograms to trick people into what they are seeing. To me, he's lame.

    As for JJ, he sees he hates people in masks yet when Mysterios seemingly kills Spidey, JJ is supported of him just like that. Of course, he never take into account the number of times that Spidey helps the citizens of Manhatton. That hypocracy annoys me.
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    Episode #5 - The Menace of Mysterio
    Original Airdate - Feburary 18, 1994

    Mysterio, a master of illusion and special effects, masquerades as Spider-Man while committing crimes to convince J. Jonah Jameson and the public that Spidey's gone bad. Finally, with the help of Police Detective Terry Lee, Spider-Man locates the illusionist in an old studio and struggles through a deadly special effects maze to capture the villain and clear his own name.

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    I loved this episode, especially the way they handled Mysterio. He's an interesting villain, and here they made his gimmick relatively believable (for example, the scene with robotic werewolf-Mysterio), and they gave him a deep, sinister vioce, as opposed to that clownish crap in Spider-man game (is it just me, or did his VA change for the Insidious Six episodes?). Also, the episode had great animation and some of the best lines in the series.

    5/5, all the way!

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    The issue of Amazing Spiderman that this episode is based on executed the concept a lot better. But still this was pretty cool. It had some good animation by Sp:TAS standards. Also I like how they made Mysterio a real psycho.

    Mary Jane is tolerable in this episode, but still she is so unrealistic and annoying it is painful to watch. The only character this bad on the show is out of costume Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuujin
    I loved this episode, especially the way they handled Mysterio. He's an interesting villain, and here they made his gimmick relatively believable (for example, the scene with robotic werewolf-Mysterio), and they gave him a deep, sinister vioce, as opposed to that clownish crap in Spider-man game (is it just me, or did his VA change for the Insidious Six episodes?).
    It was the same VA (Gregg Berger). They just altered his voice in "Menace of Mysterio". Every episode he was in since then, they used Berger's unaltered voice.
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    Interesting fact, Gregg Berger also voiced Kraven The Hunter. I thought Mysterio sounded a helluva lot better in this episode than in the later ones.

    The deep booming effect sounded great, IMO. The type of effect someone like Mysterio should have.

    Despite his somewhat goofy premisis, I always enjoyed seeing Mysterio. Shame he's dead now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amazing Spidey
    Despite his somewhat goofy premisis, I always enjoyed seeing Mysterio. Shame he's dead now
    You know...me too! I always through he was a fun little character despite his goofy tendencies. I bet he was a character that alot of creators could just run wilds with. And while he may be dead in the comics I'm sure he'll be back in the cartoons someday. I wonder what kind of path they would have taken with him on the MTV show.
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