The Challenge is the thirteenth (ninth on Fox Kids) episode from the animated series, The Magician. It was aired on April 24, 1999 on Fox Kids and also originally in 1997.


D.J. Mikkus was about to leave the DNA Club to go home for the night when he runs into an army of six-legged robots. He becomes the latest contestant in a maniacal and mad game show, and he gets pushed off for not answering a question. Ace, Cosmo, and Vega go to the hospital to try to figure what really happen.

Cosmo then, explains about the game show interrupting regular programming and how the same commercials appear. Ace suddenly gets a phone call from the show's host saying a poetry clue on either who or which it will be the next victim. They figure it was Zelda, Cosmo's friend. Zelda had a problem herself because her motorcycle makes it 240 miles per hour, but Ace and Cosmo saved her.

Back at the Magic Express, Ace, Cosmo, and Vega learn who is behind all this and the game's host, Patrick Shoemaker. Ace started his own show and according to Angel, Shoemaker blamed Ace for the fall from fame. Shoemaker then calls Ace and challenges him to play as a contestant in order to guess the next victim. With no choice Ace and Cosmo decided to go to the stupid game show. However, the game show was full of traps and weapons, will Ace and Cosmo know the next contestant?




  • Duc Paparazzo
  • Lieutenant Derek Vega
  • D.J. Mikkus
  • Hotchkiss
  • Zelda


  • Patrick Shoemaker


  • Before the game show, Bud (as a Committee of Tenants member) from the animated series, Space Goofs along with the episode, Toon In, Drop Out seeing him getting erased by Ducky with an eraser was shown on the screen as a cameo appearance.

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Heroes: Ace Cooper | Cosmo | Zina | Angel
Allies: Mona Malone | Captain Friedrick | Derek Vega | Duc Paparazzo | D.J. Mikkus | Hotchkiss | Skip Ramsdale | Senator Dobbs | Lieutenant Atika | Barsky | Gus Morland | Nataschia | Nausica | Zelda | Junior | Cyber | Jonathan Surge
Villains: Black Jack | Spade and Diamond | Yago | Sonny Boy | Faceless | Clockwise | Max Malden | Bill Peach | Multi-Flames | Josh Wosh | Rex-1 | Bob Redd | Dr. Cabaliye | Mr. Banks | Crenone | Demonia Deadly | Patrick Schumacher | Ritchie Vilanti | Aldus Teron | Glam | Blaun | Count Hebon | Sally Blade & Bodycount | Jimmy Hagen | Joe Tucker | Zoran Spring | X-Oshi Other: Bud Budiovitch


"Race for Your Life" | "Black Cat" | "Mad Train" | "Cyber" | "Masters of Magic" | "Vega Gate" | "A Model Top Model" | "Croesus Crisis" | "The Prophecy" | "Behind the Orb-Ball" | "What Were You Doing in Electro City When the Lights Went Off?" | "Best Wishes and Happiness" | "The Challenge" | "Golden Voice" | "Planet Electric" | "Stop Clowning Around" | "Stars of the Silver Screen" | "Cold Sweat" | "And They Lived Happily Ever After" | "Twin Brothers" | "Faceless" | "Truth or Consequences" | "Bad Program" | "X-Oshi" | "The Stealth Robber" | "The Paparazzo Affair" | "Multi-Flames" | "Hardbeat" | "Bad Weather for the Magician" | "Junior" | "The Cruise" | "A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" | "No Dice" | "Virtual Fatality" | "The Flight of Prosperity" | "The Chase" | "Professor Cosmo" | "All Against One"


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