|"I Am Octus"|
| Season 1, episode 14|
|Airdate:||February 16, 2011|
|Writer(s):||J. M. DeMatteis|
"I Am Octus" is the fourteenth episode of the first season of Sym-Bionic Titan.
When an ultrasonic signal from a Mutraddi creature paralyzes every living thing on Earth, Octus alone must defeat it.
On a field trip to a museum, Ilana, Lance and Octus (as Newton) look at a Jackson Pollock painting. While it inspires emotions in the other two, Octus can only analyze the painting's physical properties, a limitation that irks him. Meanwhile, in a small town outside Paris daily life is interrupted when the people and animals suddenly freeze in their tracks, paralyzed as though in a profound hypnotic state. As news of this incident spreads, Octus flies to France to investigate. There, he finds that the phenomenon is spreading, first to the whole city, then to the entire world. He rushes home to discover that Lane and Ilana have also been paralyzed.
Octus tracks the source of the signal to a pinhole in space: the closed rift gate. At a transmitting station, he attempts to jam the signal but is unsuccessful. He begins to question whether he is gaining human emotions, and whether those feelings are affecting his ability to analyze. In space, the rift gate opens, and a giant Bat Creature comes though. As it searches the city for Ilana, Octus escapes with Lance and Ilana into a railway tunnel. He puts them on a rail car and sets it moving as a distraction. When the creature comes after it, Octus ambushes the monster, and damages its throat with energy blasts, stopping the ultrasonic signal. With everyone able to move again, he, Lance and Ilana form Titan, and engage in an aerial battle against the creature, destroying it with arrows.
After the battle, Lance, Ilana and Octus attempt their own paintings. While Ilana's is pretty, and Lance's is angry, Octus paints a photorealistic still life. Octus states that he is not a robot nor is he human; he is something different. He proclaims, "I am Octus."
Recurring and minor charactersEdit
- The episode's title likely refers to Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, a novel about the last man on Earth.