Long ago, the evil sorcerer Aku attacked the world, seeking to bring it under his rule. His power and fury were such that it seemed none had the power to oppose him. Until one warrior stepped forward and, alone, challenged the evil wizard. There was a terrible battle, and Aku was knocked to the ground, vanquished by the samurai. However, before the warrior could finish the battle, Aku, in desperation tore a portal into the future and flung the warrior, named Jack, into the future, where the world is under the cruel rule of Aku. Now Samurai Jack wanders this bleak, scarred future-world, searching for a way to return to the past and undo the evil future of Aku before it can take hold.
Opening Narration by Aku:
Long ago, in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil. But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forward to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law. Now, the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Aku!
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Recaps2x13: XXVI: Jack's Sandals recap
: Jack's enjoying a nice, quiet day by the riverside... until a band of transforming biker-bots nearly runs him down, wrecking his precious sandals in the process. The bots proceed to inflict some serious property damage in a nearby city, and Jack rushes off to stop them, and get some payback for the destruction of his sandals... but it seems he's having a bit of trouble doing that in his bare feet. The thugs find his display laughable, and drive off... read more.2x12: XXV: Jack And The Spartans recap
: Jack scales a great mountain and slips through a narrow passageway. He finds himself looking down on a valley where three hundred Spartan warriors battle a horde of robotic bull soldiers. The soldiers defend themselves with great skill but when one warrior is threatened, Jack leaps to his aid and defeats the robots threatening him. The surviving robots retreat, taking their “dead” brothers with them. Jack’s new ally, Brotock, notes that they haven’t won. He takes Jack through the three hundred warriors, who are dispirited and wounded but gain new strength at the sight of Brotock and the realization of their victory... read more.2x10: XXIII: Jack versus Demongo, The Soul Collector recap
: Aku has his most powerful minion, Demongo, find Jack and capture his essence. Jack is no match for Demongo, because Demongo has the essence of thousands of great warriors, and can summon them from skulls to fight for him. Since essence cannot die, whenever Jack kills a warrior, Demongo can bring him back. Jack realizes he must free the essence from Demongo. Jack hitches a ride on a warrior's essence into Demongo's body, and sees all the warriors, each trapped in a circle of fire. Jack destroys the circles and frees the warriors, who then surround a powerless Demongo as Jack walks away. Later, Aku is holding Demongo, trapped in a giant skull. Demongo begs Aku for forgiveness. Aku thinks about it for a second, then casually crushes Demongo in his hand... read more.2x9: XXII: Jack And The Hunters recap
: On an alien planet, Aku contacts four Emikandi hunters and offers them the chance to hunt Jack. They capture Jack with incredible ease but Jack just as easily frees himself after he hears they're working for Aku and the real hunt begins! After an extended chase the two sides battle atop a skyscraper and Jack falls to his death...but the hunters rescue him out of respect for their greatest prey. Then the Emikandi refuse to give him to Aku out of respect for Jack's skill and depart... read more.