Dawn of the Conqueror
Episode #: 2.17
Airdate: November 18, 1994
Written by: Gordon Bressack
Directed by:
Based On: Mighty Max Defeats the Conqueror

 Dawn of the Conqueror is the thirtith episode of the Mighty Max Animated Series. The episode was written by ---- and originally aired ----.


A lion-headed giant, the Conqueror, appears in Greece, and Max is soon summoned by Virgil and Norman. Norman is preparing himself for battle, a very serious one. If he wants to live for another 10,000 years, he must pass three tests posed by the Conqueror before sundown. Max can't help: it's against the rules if Norman doesn't overcome the tests by himself. Virgil shoves Max through a portal, but despite the warnings he's determined to find a way to help Norman. Without Virgil's portal map, however, he has to find his way home through blind luck.

Though nearly defeated by the Conqueror, Norman manages to pass the first two tests, drinking from the Cup of Apollo and putting out the Conqueror's fire staff with the Bellows of Hephaestus. In the final test the Conqueror uses a pair of hammers strong enough to crack the ground, and the sun is almost down by the time Max finally makes his way back. From Virgil Max learns that while outside interference is against the rules of the contest, the contestant can use whatever weapon he wants; they figure out it wouldn't be against the rules if Max acted as Norman's weapon. Max trips the Conqueror, allowing Norman to steal the hammers and send him falling into a crack. Norman's life is renewed for another 10,000 years.

The Conqueror thanks them; now that he's been defeated he can join society. Unfortunately for him, everyone's scared of him and runs away.


  • It's daytime wherever Max goes throughout the whole episode.