November 5, 2001

Storyboarded and Written by
Mike Manley

Directed by
Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack
Warrior / Viking

 Phil LaMarr
 Richard McGonagle

Following a beckoning voice, Jack enters a maze of deadly traps leading him to a giant warrior made of molten rock. Cursed by Aku's magic to live forever, the warrior wishes to be slain by a worthy opponent in order to be accepted into Valhalla. After listening to the warrior's story, Jack agrees to fulfill his wish.







The warrior's story is told in a sequence designed to resemble Viking rock carvings

This episode is heavily steeped in Norse mythology:
- Valkyries arrive to bring the warrior to Valhalla
- Norse Gods Sif, Loki, Heimdall, Thor and Odin appear standing by the warrior in Valhalla

Jeremy's Review

An intense episode with lots of action including an exciting gauntlet of traps and furious battles. The warrior's origin flashback is an incredibly memorable sequence. A