Volcano's Wrath
Season 1, Episode 10
Linka attempts a daring rescue
Air date November 17, 1990
Written by Robert Schooley
Mark McCorkle
Episode guide
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The Littlest Planeteer

Volcano's Wrath is the tenth episode in the first season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers. It was written by Robert Schooley and Mark McCorkle.

Main CharactersEdit

  • Gaia
  • Kwame
  • Wheeler
  • Linka
  • Gi
  • Ma-Ti
  • Captain Planet
  • Suchi
  • Tommy Kahuku
  • Lanai Kahuku
  • Sly Sludge
  • Ooze

Plot SynopsisEdit

Sly Sludge has claimed to solve the world's garbage problem. He says he is able to shrink huge piles of garbage down to pea-sized amounts. When the Planeteers investigate, they discover that Sludge is really incinerating the trash in Mt. Pele, an active volcano on Laipuno Island.

Episode SummaryEdit

None yet.

Planeteer AlertsEdit


Captain Planet: Many of the things we throw away can be used again! That's called recycling.
Linka: The bottles in our trash can be turned into windows.
Kwame: And old papers into new books.
Gaia: The more things we recycle, the fewer of Earth's precious resources we use up, and the more beautiful it stays.
Captain Planet: Together, we can make a difference! Recycle – the power is yours!

Significant Moments and FactsEdit

  • Although this episode marks Sly Sludge's first appearance, the Planeteers and Captain Planet speak of him as if they've met him before.
  • At one point, Linka speaks with Gi's voice.


Gaia: Sly Sludge will bury that beautiful island with his trash.

Wheeler: What's the big deal. In Brooklyn I'd take to the curb and the garbage truck would haul it away.

Linka: And where do you think they took it? To the stadium of Yankees? Trash does not just disappear.

Gaia: You're right, Linka. Civilisation is running out of room for its garbage, and so, the uncivilised Sly Sludge is becoming filthy rich with his dirty tricks. He promises to take care of people's trash, but then dumps it where he pleases.

Ma-Ti: Even on beautiful Laipuno Island.

Kwame: Don't worry, Gaia. We will stop that conman.

Gi: Let's hit the Eco-sub, gang.

Planeteers: Go, Planet!

Gaia: Children. They make a mother proud.

Ma-Ti is standing in the path on an oncoming Trashmatic, an 8-wheeled truck which measures at least 170 feet long, 40 feet tall, 40 feet wide, and weighs at least 2,200 short tons (which is also how much trash the vehicle is capable of transporting at a time). It has a bulldozer's blade and a dump truck's tipper.

Linka: Ma-Ti, hands up!

Wheeler: That's heads up, not hands up!

Pulls Ma-Ti to safety. The driver--Tommy Kahuku's sister, Lanai--emerges from the cab.

Lanai Kahuku: Hey, Sly Sludge is the hottest thing that ever happened to Laipuno Island.

Tommy Kahuku: You fool! You're deserting your own people!

Wheeler: Yo, Tommy, take it easy on the babe!

Tommy Kahuku: That's no babe. That's my sister, Lanai. She's Sludge's #1 Trashmatic mechanic.

Lanai Kahuku: My brother's a real doubting Tommy. He only trusts the old ways.

Wheeler (notices smoke coming out of the volcano Mt. Pele, where Sly Sludge is incinerating the trash which he claims to be shrinking): Volcano!

Lanai Kahuku: Yes, don't worry. Mt. Pele hasn't erupted in centuries.

Tommy Kahuku: The old people say, that when the volcano spirit, Pele, was angry, she exploded with lava. And only Namaka, the spirit of the sea, could cool her fury. And that's how our island was formed.


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