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Legends of the Hidden Temple
"The Mask of the Man in the Iron Mask"
Season 2, Episode 25
Mask of the Man in the Iron Mask
Airdate: August 29, 1994
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"The Mask of the Man in the Iron Mask" is the 65th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

In this Moat, teammates cross the water simultaneously by swinging on multiple "ancient Babylonian wheels."

1st Blue Barracudas 0:51
2nd Green Monkeys 0:55
3rd Orange Iguanas 1:02
4th Red Jaguars 1:04

Steps of Knowledge

One of the most mysterious prisoners in all of Europe was The Man in the Iron Mask. Imprisoned by the King of France in the early 1600's, he was forced to wear a mask to hide his true identity. But legend has it that one day, his jailer, Gaston de la Garde, shoved a plate of pork chops between the bars.

The prisoner asked... "Ah, Gaston. Pork chops instead of the usual mush? What are we celebrating?"

"I am retiring today, Monsieur."

"It's a lovely gesture, but I can't eat them with this mask on my face."

Gaston unlocked the mask and gasped.

"Mon Dieu! You are the king!"

"No, I am the king's twin. That is my only crime."

Gaston's heart filled with pity.

"My friend, I have a plan. New clothes, a new do, et Voila!"

In minutes, the prisoner was a whole new man. They jumped in a boat and rode away to freedom. Some say the newly freed man threw his mask into the sea.

Red Jaguars Blue Barracudas Green Monkeys Orange Iguanas
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2nd - Correct 1st - Incorrect
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Temple Games

Iron Masks (Ceiling)

The Man in the Iron Mask had to wear his mask most of his life. Fortunately, Danielle and Paul had to wear theirs for a moment. Before each player stood a wall with four iron (really plastic) masks on the ceiling. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to grab a rope in each hand and pull him/herself up. Once at the top, he/she had to grab a mask, place it on his/her head and sail back down. The player to bring down all four masks or the player to bring down the most in 60 seconds won. Paul clumsily kept on dropping his masks, while Danielle managed to get three masks in her bucket, awarding her a half pendant of life.

Keys to Freedom (Bungee)

The Man in the Iron Mask spent most of his life locked in his mask. Justin and Margot's task was to free him by bringing him the keys to the mask. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to run to one board, grab a key out of one of the locks, then swing back to the other side and drop the key in his/her bin. Then, they had to go back and do it again. The player to all six of his/her keys to his/her bin or the player with the most keys in his/her bin in 60 seconds won. Margot at first couldn't seem to get her keys in her bin, but she did manage to get two in her bin. Justin however got his final key in his bin with 20 seconds of spare time, awarding him a half pendant of life.

Escape Route (Slingshot Wall)

According to legend, Gaston de la Garde helped his friend, the Man in the Iron Mask escape. On each wall before each team are the four stages to the man in the mask's freedom: Find Key for Cell, Climb over Wall, Cross Moat, and Freedom. When Kirk gave the signal, Danielle and Margot each had to load a marker her slingshot, and shoot it to Justin and Paul on the walls. The male players had to catch the marker, place it on the first stage of freedom, climb up, and do the same with the next three stages of freedom. The team to help the Man in the Iron Mask escape by placing a marker on all four stages of freedom or the team furthest along in 60 seconds won. Margot had a very weak shot on the first try while her partner, Paul managed to mark two stages of freedom. Justin marked the final stage of freedom with 34 seconds of spare time, awarding him a full pendant of life and therefore sending him and Danielle to Olmec's temple with two full pendants. The Green Monkeys may have won no pendants, but they did a nice job nevertheless.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Blue Barracudas Won Won Won 2 Pendants
Green Monkeys Lost Lost Lost 0 Pendants

Temple Run

This team had the potential to win, but one dead end diminished their chances greatly. Danielle took rocks two at a time in the Quarry, and she also went through doors that led towards the artifact. Unfortunately, it was because of this that she entered the dead-end Medusa's Lair. In the Dark Forest, the Justin hesitated, and then dove to the ground and slid through the brick wall to avoid a potential temple spirit, which was also a smart move - a smart move no other contestant ever tried. In the Mine Shaft, he took the ladder to the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, but right after he put the monkey together, time ran out.


Winning Team Blue Barracudas
Contestants Danielle & Justin
Result Failed Acquisition
Pendants of Life 2
Artifact Location The Observatory
Temple Guard Locations

Medusa's Lair

The Swamp

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