|“I made a promise a long time ago. That I wouldn't give up. Ever! And I'm not letting you give up. Our friends are out there somewhere, they need us. And King Vangelis is out there. And he needs a butt kicking. And the someone that’s gonna do the kicking, is us. So from now on, we're not the Lowly, we're the Upply! Because that’s where we're going. Up!”|
|— Cole, to Korgran, Plundar and Fungus|
|Season 13, Episode 9|
|Air date||July 15, 2020 (Australia)|
|Written by|| Kevin Burke|
|Directed by||Wade Cross|
"The Real Fall"
Extended: Cole awakens from a dream to find himself surrounded by the Lowly, Master Wu and Princess Vania. The Lowly reveal they were adventurers who, at the request of King Vangelis, went searching for the Skull of Hazza D'Ur. They found the skull and delivered it to the King, who - instead of destroying it, as he had promised - betrayed them and cast them into the mountain, taking the skull for himself.
Cole finally wakes up and gets scared by Adam, who hides behind Plundar after Cole screamed. At first, Cole is confused but spots Wu and Vania who greet him. Fungus then introduces the Upply, and Cole tells them they are needed because they're on a quest. However, the Upply freak-out and walk away from Cole. Cole then asks if they are adventurers and Korgran explains their story.
Some time ago, Korgran was facing a lizard monster. Although Korgan was getting slapped in the face by the monster's tail, he's able to punch the stomach and lifts the monster in the air before slamming it down. He then tries to jump on the monster, but he moves out of the way and pins down Korgan. However, Korgan is able to grab the beast's tongue and ties it to his hands. Korgran's Axe congratulates him, but only gives him credit for achieving victory half of the time.
Meanwhile, Korgran's Father is stacking and counting coins, but he's interrupted by Korgran who just defeated the monster. Korgran's Father critiques Korgran for using the third person because although he sounds barbaric, he believes it shows a lack of education. Korgran ignores his father and shows the supposed monster, but it turns out to be Ross. Korgran's Father takes him outside and tells his son to stop talking to his ax. Korgran tells his father about wanting to complete a quest so badly since his friends did it years ago, but he's already failed three quests due to attacking his own allies. Korgran's Father then reads a quest from the Kingdom of Shintaro, and Korgran accepts it.
Despite a little setback, Korgran is able to make it to the Ivory City. In addition to Korgran, Plundar and Fungus had also accepted the quest, and present themselves to King Vangelis. He reads a scroll and asks for them to bring the Skull of Hazza D'ur.
The Lowly are able to make it through the traps easily using Korgran's Axe as well as Fungus' magic to freeze the spiders. However, one baby spider did not freeze and followed the group. While going through one of the traps, the spider triggers one causing the floor to shoot to the roof. Korgran pushes against the ceiling while Plundar changes one of the traps to return the floor to normal.
The group finds the Skull of Hazza D'ur. Korgran tries to grab it, but the dark power attempts to possess Korgran so he releases control of it. Korgran decides to use his ax and they head out.
The Lowly show Vangelis the skull and Korgran requests to destroy it, but Vangelis has other plans. He suggests keeping the skull to protect the Ivory City, but Fungus tells Vangelis the skull is evil. Vangelis asks if they all think it's evil, and they all agree. Realizing they know the truth, Vangelis presses a button causing the Lowly to fall through a trapdoor.
After telling their story, Cole promises they will get back at Vangelis and they will return. He also changes the name from the "Lowly" to the "Upply".
- Cole - Kirby Morrow
- Fungus - Ian James Corlett
- Korgran - Paul Dobson
- Korgran's Axe - Deven Mack
- Korgran's Father - Mark Oliver
- Plundar - Adam Trask
- Skull of Hazza D'ur - Michael Adamthwaite
- Vangelis - Deven Mack
- Vania - Sabrina Pitre
- Wu - Paul Dobson
For the transcript of the episode, click here.
- Narrator: Korgran
- This is the first episode to feature 2D animation since "The Last of the Formlings."
- Much of this episode was inspired by the 1980s cartoon, He-Man, and the style of the Filmation company from the 80s.
- This episode features the first on-screen appearance of Metalonia, albeit in 2D form.
For the gallery of the episode, click here.