The Savage Dragon (TV series)

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The Savage Dragon
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GenreSuperhero
Voices ofJim Cummings
Mark Hamill
Michael Dorn
Jennifer Hale
René Auberjonois
Frank Welker
Paul Eiding
Rob Paulsen
Tony Jay
Composer(s)Sean Murray
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Universal Cartoon Studios
Lacewood Productions
(Season 1)
Studio B Productions
(Season 2)
P3 Entertainment
USA Studios
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Original releaseSeptember 21, 1995 –
December 21, 1996

The Savage Dragon is a half-hour animated television series aired as part of the Cartoon Express on the USA Network. Produced by Universal Cartoon Studios, it ran for 26 episodes from 1995 to 1996 and featured numerous supporting characters from the comic book series, including She-Dragon, Horde, Barbaric, Mako and Overlord. The Dragon was voiced by Jim Cummings.[1] Additional voices were provided by Mark Hamill, Michael Dorn, Jennifer Hale, René Auberjonois, Frank Welker, Paul Eiding, Rob Paulsen and Tony Jay.

Episode 21 of Savage Dragon, "Endgame", served as the second part of a four-part crossover with three other shows in USA's "Action Extreme Team" programming block: Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, and Wing Commander Academy.[2]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season one[edit]

# Title Summary
1 R.S.V.P. Overlord and Arachnis abduct Alex and Frank to kidnap Dragon.
2 Possession Lab workers mysteriously develop criminal behavior, and Barbaric is the latest victim.
3 Undercover Alex goes undercover as a freak to infiltrate the Vicious Circle.
4 Dragonsmasher Dragon discovers a plot between Overlord and an unscrupulous congressional candidate, and must battle a cyborg called "the Dragonsmasher".
5 Locomotion Overlord's henchmen take over a train Alex is on, so they can destroy an unfinished tunnel.
6 She-Dragon Wannabee crime fighter She-Dragon screws up Dragon's work, but they must team up when Alex is kidnapped.
7 Hurt Superfreak Bludgeon wants revenge on Dragon for arresting his partner. Meanwhile, Alex falls for a paramedic prejudiced against freak, putting a wedge in her and Dragon's relationship.
9 Web Dragon is sent to a southern town to bring prisoners back to Chicago, but must team up with the town's sheriff to stop a rash of disappearances.
9 Hit-Man Overlord clones Dragon to gain access to a freak mayoral candidate and assassinate him.
10 Red-Handed Dragon finally sends Overlord to prison, but is shocked when Barbaric breaks him free.
11 Loathing Dragon tries to stop the Fiend, who feeds off hate and uses humans as hosts.
12 Rampage A trio of freak bikers demand She-Dragon is handed over to them after she damages one of their bikes.
13 Armageddon Alex, Dragon, and She-Dragon must stop a resurrected Horde from destroying the ozone layer.

Season two[edit]

# Title Summary
14 Bull Mysterious robberies are being committed in high rises, and Deagon must stop them. Meanwhile, Alex falls for freak actor Raging Bull, whose series mimics Dragon's life.
15 She-Fiend The Fiend takes over She-Dragon's body.
16 Homecoming After discovering a picture of Dragon as a child, Alex and Dragon try to follow the lead.
17 Loose Cannons Three freak bikers try to kill Dragon to join the Vicious Circle. Meanwhile, She-Dragon becomes a police officer after saving the mayor.
18 Star Dragon tries to discover the identity of the mysterious vigilante Star.
19 Barbarism Barbaric's home is destroyed when Dragon battles the freak group Body Function, so Barbaric stays with Dragon.
20 Ceasefire Former members of the Vicious Circle have formed a peaceful group, and are meeting with foreign diplomats to discuss the good freaks can do. But is this a plot by Overlord?
21 Endgame The Fiend uses a glowing orb to become even more powerful.
22 Negate A Freak named Negate, who has the ability to remove the powers of other Freaks, surfaces, and is targeted by Overlord, who wants him to join the Vicious Circle.
23 Ball of Fire Dragon and Alex try to stop bombers before they hit the annual police ball.
24 Femme Fatale Barbaric falls for a Freak woman who may be connected to the Vicious Circle.
25 Bride Wedding bells ring for Arachnid when Openface and Octopus engineer a bride for the gluttonous monster. But she may be an even worse menace than her groom.
26 Dragonlord Series finale. In a bizarre twist, Overlord claims that Dragon was the Overlord before him. Is he telling the truth? Or is there more to this bold claim?

Crossover[edit]

The episode 21, “Endgame" is part of a four-episode crossover with several other shows that aired as part of the US "Action Extreme Team" programming block:

  • Street Fighter (1995–1997, US, animated): episode 22 (209) "The Warrior King"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10 Worst Comic Book Animated Series of All Time". Newsarama. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. ^ "One Fan's Opinion". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2012-12-17.

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