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Having a Ball

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"Having a Ball"
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The episode's title card
Original airdate December 1, 1990
Writer(s) Dennis O'Flaherty
Country of origin United States
Network NBC

"Having a Ball" is the twenty-second episode of Captain N: The Game Master. It was first broadcast in the United States on December 1, 1990.

Plot

See also: Episode transcript
Princess Zelda and Link arrive to the royal ball

It is midnight in the kingdom of Hyrule, and while everyone is asleep, King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard sneak into the chamber where the Triforce is kept. Although they try to steal the sacred relic by using a spell that Mother Brain had given them,[1] King Hippo forgets the words and causes the alarm system to go off all around North Castle. The minions manage to escape by the time Princess Zelda arrives to the scene to permanently turn off the alarm, saying that she refuses to get up again for an alarm "malfunction."[2] She charges Link with the task of organizing the soldiers to guard the Triforce for the night.[3] Mother Brain, hearing the news about Zelda turning off the alarm, decides it's the perfect opportunity to take the Triforce for herself and thus conquer Videoland, but fires Eggplant Wizard and Hippo King for their failures.[4] Humiliated, King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard begin to pack up their things and decide that they will join the N Team.[5]

Meanwhile, at the Palace of Power, Princess Lana decides to host a royal ball and, after she sees Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo walk by in musician costumes, she decides to hire them to play at her party.[6] The two minions then find out that since both Princess Zelda and Link will be at the royal ball, they will leave North Castle unattended, thus giving them a chance to steal the Triforce for themselves.[7] Later on, when Princess Zelda and Link arrive at the ball, the hippo and the eggplant decide it's time to leave to the castle to go forward with their plan.[8] They manage to take the Triforce of Power and the Triforce of Courage before Mother Brain arrives, but leave the Triforce of Wisdom in the middle of the room.[9] Back at the party, Princess Zelda's energy begins to wane and she momentarily faints. Link explains that since there is a magic bond between the princess and the Triforce, she knows that something bad happened to the sacred relic.[10] Should the Triforce be destroyed, Zelda could die.[11] In Hyrule, King Hippo uses the Triforce of Power's might to knock Mother Brain out of the castle.

The next day, Link, Kevin, Lana and Zelda arrive at the chamber of the Triforce and see that all of the pieces except the Triforce of Wisdom have been stolen.[12] Zelda then uses the power of the Triforce of Wisdom to guide the group to the other two missing pieces, which takes them to the desert where King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard currently are.[13] However, after fighting a couple of Stalfos, they fall down a hole leading to the Island Palace's tunnel.[14] After fighting a Goriya and dodging an Iron Knuckle's attack, the heroes arrive to where King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard are having a party. With Zelda's power weakening even more, Eggplant Wizard threatens to hurt Link and Kevin using the Triforce of Power if they come any closer.[15] Kevin puts his Zapper down and begins to walk towards them, offering them the third Triforce piece.[16] Link begins to understand Kevin's plan and takes the Triforce of Wisdom to him, and just as he's about to give the minions the sacred relic, Kevin kicks the Triforce of Courage from Eggplant's hands, which lands in front of Lana. As Hippo is distracted, Link takes the Triforce of Power from him. Kevin, Lana, and Link then raise the Triforce pieces up to the sky, giving Zelda back her powers. Angered, Zelda creates a warp hole with her powers to make Hippo King and Eggplant Wizard disappear.[17]

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References

  1. "You got the magic spell Mother Brain gave you?" — Eggplant Wizard (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  2. "That's the last time I get up for an alarm malfunction. That makes three times this week!" — Princess Zelda (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  3. "I'm going to sleep. You're going to organize the soldiers to guard the Triforce. Night night!" — Princess Zelda (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  4. "Perfect! She turned off the alarm. The Triforce is as good as mine! Once I get rid of you potato heads that is." — Mother Brain (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  5. "Yeah, we'll show her! We'll join the N Team!" — Eggplant Wizard (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  6. "Yes, you! Are you free this evening? I want you to play at my royal ball!" — Lana (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  7. "No, banana brain! The alarm's been turned off, we can steal the Triforce for ourselves!" — Eggplant Wizard (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  8. "Then let's beat it! I'm starved!" — King Hippo (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  9. "It's Mother Brain! Let's get out of here!" — Eggplant Wizard (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  10. "There's a magic bond between them." — Link (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  11. "Something's happened to the Triforce. And if it's destroyed, it could finish her!" — Link (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  12. "It's the Triforce of Wisdom! Thank goodness you're safe!" — Princess Zelda (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  13. "It will guide us to them, but we must hurry. The forces that bind Hyrule together are coming apart." — Princess Zelda (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  14. "This looks like the tunnel to Island Palace, but...it's not supposed to be here!" — Princess Zelda (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  15. "Stand back! Or I'll veggie-size ya!" — Eggplant Wizard (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  16. "Ok, fellas. You win. You can even have the third Triforce." — Kevin (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
  17. "I want you out of my kingdom, now!" — Princess Zelda (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 22 )
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