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The show focuses on five teenagers who are all given magic rings by Gaia, the Spirit of Earth. Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from Soviet Union (changed to Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union's collapse), Gi from Asia and Ma-Ti from South America. When the powers of the five rings are combined (Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart), an environmental superhero, Captain Planet, is summoned.
Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, summons four teenagers and a young boy named Ma-Ti from five different corners of the world to help her in the battle to save the planet. For their first assignment, the Planeteers battle Hoggish Greedly, whose oil rig operation is jeopardizing the coastline.
Ma-Ti battles self-esteem issues as the Planeteers try to stop Verminous Skumm from destroying a city with a giant cloud of acid rain. First appearance of Verminous Skumm.
The Planeteers travel to Thailand in order to prevent Greedly and Rigger from surface mining for rubies and terrorizing the people.
When Verminous Skumm contaminates the water supplies of South America with a disease known as "rat rot", which turns its victims into rat-human hybrids, it's up to Kwame and Ma-Ti to find a cure when the other Planeteers become infected.
Dr. Blight and Duke Nukem hold Captain Planet prisoner inAntarctica, demanding that the Planeteers give them a lifetime supply of nuclear waste in return for his safety. Without their powers, the Planeteers must mount a daring rescue in order to save Captain Planet.
The Planeteers are led astray by the promise of power fromZarm, awar-like god who had been Gaia's predecessor as the Spirit of the Earth. Zarm dazzles the Planeteers into telling them that they can create an environmentalutopiaon Earth and gets them to follow him instead of Gaia, save for Ma-Ti, whose loyalty to Gaia is the strongest. With the Planeteers split up, Gaia becomes mortal and increasingly weaker. Can Ma-Ti convince the Planeteers that Zarm's true intent is to instigate anuclear war?
Wheeler plans to buy Linka an ivory necklace for her birthday, but Kwame recommends anything except that for a gift. Meanwhile, Looten Plunder is wiping out the elephant population of Africa, Kwame's native land, in order to gain a quick profit in the ivory trade. Wheeler learns firsthand the true cost of ivory trinkets, as he and the other Planeteers help return a baby elephant to its mother and battle to save the elephants from extinction.
Hoggish Greedly and Rigger scheme to catch and sell all thefishin theoceanwith a fleet of illegaldrift netfishing boats. When Greedly steals their rings, the Planeteers are forced to use their initiative to retrieve them and save thousands of marine animals from the eco-villains' deadly nets.
Dr. Blight and herrobojackschop down a sacred tree known to villagers as the "Tree of Life" and Blight harnesses the tree's powers for herself. With her new powers, Blight grows gigantic and a match for Captain Planet, then plans to destroy the ancientredwood forests.
Sly Sludge, who claims to have solved the world's problems ofwaste managementby inventing a shrink ray that reduces garbage, is making big bucks by having countries ship their garbage to him for disposal. However, Sludge is secretly only dumping the garbage into avolcanoon Laipuno Island. When the volcano erupts, Captain Planet and the Planeteers must save the islanders from thelavaflow.
When the Planeteers stop a bus full of elementary school students from diving off a cliff, nine-year-old Jason, one of the students, follows the Planeteers home and idolizes Wheeler. When Wheeler suffers fromsecond degree burnswhich renders him unable to use his ring, Jason steals Wheeler's ring and tries to single-handedly battle Dr. Blight's newly createdsmogmonster, which feeds on air pollution, Jason learns what it really means to be a Planeteer. Later on, Captain Planet makes Jason an honorary Planeteer.
After Gi is rescued from Sly Sludge's mechanicaloctopus, she is taken to a secret underwater city known as Oceanus, which is being threatened by Sludge's illegal toxic dumping. When the dome around Oceanus begins to burst, flooding the city, Captain Planet and the Planeteers must race against time to save the people of this underwater paradise.
Looten Plunderdamsan Africanriverand installs a largehydroelectric power plant, cutting off water supplies to the villages. Gaia warns that only carefully engineered dams are beneficial. The villagers soon realize that Plunder's electricity is not a fair trade for the food and water that the river provided. With their crops dying and thirst-crazed elephants on the rampage, they enlist the help of the Planeteers to stop Plunder's scheme. The Planeteers then build a wisely placed dam to balance proper river flow with electrification of the village.
When ascientisttries to cover up a radiation leak at anuclear power plant, Duke Nukem zeros in on the "hot spot" and triggers ameltdown. With time running out, Captain Planet and the Planeteers are forced to cool off the reactor before an explosion occurs and contaminates the planet. When the scientist admits that he supported nuclear power on the basis it was clean and plentiful in an attempt to solve theenergy crisis, the Planeteers recommend he instead researchgeothermal power.
Greedly hijacks Jane Goodair's environmentally friendlyautomobilefactoryin order to manufacture his Road Hog, a smog-spewing nightmare, and city is soon choking on exhaust fumes. When his own son, Greedly Jr., falls ill from the pollution, Greedly must turn to Captain Planet and the Planeteers for help.
Sly Sludge, Dr. Blight and her computer, MAL, hack into the government'scomputersystem in order to obtain phony legal documents allowing them to change all thenational parksinto gianttoxic wastedumps. In addition, they falsify thecriminal recordsof the Planeteers and cleans up Sly Sludge'sbackground checkto make him look like a committed environmentalist.
Four of the main echo villians (and their henchmen) join forces in a plot to pollute a city's water supply so they can sell their bottled water to thirsty citizens at outrageous prices. Captain Planet and the Planeteers set out on a mission to find pure water and break up the "Pollution Syndicate".
Sly Sludge is burying a small town under garbage and the townspeople don't seem to care. Feeling he can't make a difference, Kwame leaves the Planeteers, but a young girl's single-handed recycling effort restores his faith, and with her help he attempts to save the Planeteers from Sludge's gianttrash compactor.
Duke Nukem destroys theozone layeroverAntarcticawithC.F.C. gasesso he can feast on thesun's dangerousUV rays.Captain Planetand the Planeteers battle to protect the Earth from Nukem's deadly radiation.
Looten Plunder instigates a war between two desert villages so that he can sellfirearmsto both sides. When the Planeteers try to expose his scam, he imprisons them in a toxic trap. With bombs exploding around them, it is up to two young boys from the opposing villages to make their parents see sense, free the Planeteers and help stop the destruction.
The Planeteers learn that the world is very overpopulated and some countries try to slow it down. Wheeler, annoyed at the idea of anyone recommending how many children to have, goes out windsurfing despite an approaching storm. He is blown off-course and is washed up on an island with a miniature city. The inhabitants, genetically affected mice with human characteristics including overpopulation and its resulting polluted land, capture Wheeler for food. Wheeler also learns the mouse civilization is a dictatorship whose junta plans to invade and colonize Hope Island.
5 of the main eco-villains steal the Planeteers' rings and abandon them on an island inhabited by Commander Clash, a soldier with acold warmentality. Clash appears to be their most dangerous opponent to date, untilCaptain Pollution, summoned by evil duplicates of the Planeteers' rings created by Dr. Blight, appears and traps them.
The Planeteers befriend Commander Clash and convince him to help them retrieve their rings and use his military skills in the battle against Captain Pollution.
The Planeteers' mission to prevent Dr. Blight and Greedly from travelling back in time to speed upglobal warmingtakes a turn for the worse. When Wheeler gets chastised for messing up, he doubts his own worth as a Planeteer. Dr. Blight sweet talks Wheeler into forgetting the Planeteers, and has MAL send Wheeler back in time and alter his past. Wheeler accepts and convinces his past self to get rid of his Planeeter ring. However, Wheeler is then sent forward 35 years into the future (2026),where he sees first hand how his actions end up drastically changing the future.
Traveling back in time so that he never becomes a Planeteer, Wheeler jeopardizes the survival of life on Earth. Gaia told Wheeler that after he traveled back in time to get rid of his Fire ring, he has changed the history and when Wheeler asks Gaia that why somebody was chosen to become Planeteer instead of Wheeler, Gaia reminds him that he was supposed to set an example for countless others and since he declined to be a Planeteer, the Planeteers went their separate ways and there was no Captain Planet. After Wheeler changed his past, Dr. Blight sent Hoggish Greedly and Rigger back in time to the 1950s to take advantage of lower environmental standards. When Gaia gives him the chance to go into the future and see the consequences of his actions, he sees all sorts of environmental disasters. He also meets aged versions of his fellow Planeteers who are struggling by themselves to fend off problems, as well as a powerful and super-rich Hoggish Greedly and Rigger who have taken over Hope Island, made Gaia die as her hut is now a toxic waste dump and made Hope Island into Las Vegas type Glitter and Glamour place. Wheeler realizes how much he, along with every individual, contributes to the future of the planet.
Dr. Blight attacks Hope Island by encasing it in a dome then using her smog-spewing barge to create agreenhouse effect. With Gaia's life in danger, the Planeteers enlist the help of a giantwhaleto break free from Blight's heat wave and call Captain Planet.
David Coburn(Captain Planet)
Dean Stockwell(Duke Nukem)
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