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I Wish I Was a Wombatman
Season 2, Episode 11
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Air date December 15, 1990
Written by Sean Roche and David Ehrman
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"I Wish I Was a Wombatman" is a Season 2 episode of Captain N: The Game Master. It is the eleventh episode of the season and the twenty-fourth episode of the series.

The episode was cowritten by Sean Roche and David Ehrman.

Plot summary[]

The N Team travels to a television studio world to help Wombatman, Kid Icarus' television hero, whose girlfriend Nikki has been abducted by Mother Brain.

Character appearances[]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

N Team Forces of Chaos Others


  • Kid Icarus Narrates the Teaser Promo for this episode during the Original NBC Run of this episode which aired along side the Super Mario Bros 3 Episode "Super Koopa"
  • The title is most likely a parody of "I wish I was a spaceman," the first line to the closing theme song to the 1960s Gerry Anderson Supermarionation series, Fireball XL5.
  • Wombatman is a parody of Batman.
  • Nikki is a parody of Vicki Vale.
  • The Wombatmobile is a parody of the Batmobile.
  • Wombatman himself has alot in common with another Dic Character named Captain Rescue,a Minor guest character from the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Episode "Over the Hill Hero" as both are washed up Has-been Superheroes who have retired and lost their Self Esteem and lost confidence in themselves as Super Heroes from their Golden ages.
  • Furthermore,the Episode itself has many simularities to the Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog Episode "Over The Hill Hero" as mentioned above as Both Kid Icarus and Tails still beleived in they're respective fav Superheroes,despite the lost of they're Self Confidence.
  • Also,interesting and funny enough,some of Wombatman's Heroic BGM themes which were originally exclusive for this episode were later reused as regular "Dic Stock Music" for "Captain Planet and the Planeteers",another Popular Animated series which was also produced by Dic Entertainment.




  • In this episode, Simon Belmont thinks Wombatman is stupid, but in "The Most Dangerous Game Master" it's one of his favorite shows.
  • it could be possible that Prior to the start of this episode that Simon may have eventually lost interest in Wombatman when he found out that Wombatman was a washed up has-been.


  • Why is Kid Icarus so interested in learning moves from a TV superhero like Wombatman? He's already an angel with an arsenal of different types of arrows, and unlike Wombatman, he can actually fly. (This may also further explain Why Simon eventually lost Interest in the Wombatman Tv show,dued to SImon mentioning earlier in the episode that Wombatman doesn't even do his own superheroic stunts anymore)

Variants and alterations[]

None known.

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