Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Full Scheme Ahead is the 46th episode of Dinosaur King, in Series 1. It is the 1st episode of the 4-part Season 1 Finale arc.


At the D-Lab, Reese manages to mostly repair the android, who introduces himself as Jonathan before assembling a Tyrannosaurus fossil. His complexity leads the D-Team to believe that he may be connected to the Alpha Gang, but how? Chomp then bites his head and spins it upside down, or, as they quickly discover, right side up. A step closer to his original self, Jonathan says his memory banks have been partly wiped, identifying Rex as "Dr. Ancient" via retinal scan but not remembering he'd said that only seconds later.

Meanwhile on Zeta Point, Seth has Terry test out a new Move Card, Fire Scorcher, but using it drains his energy and he returns to his card. As Seth plans a countermeasure for future users, he realizes Laura saw the experiment, telling her to keep quite else the "surprise" of the new Move could hurt her grandfather's back again. She gets Rod to take a writhing chibi Terry to Dr. Drake's vet shop under the guise of him being sick. Elsewhere, groups of Super Alpha Droids are raiding fossil dig sites. Dr. Drake concludes Terry is exhausted to the point of collapse as the D-Team arrives, Laura revealing that Seth had threatened Dr. Z, to Rod's shock. Discussing Seth, however, triggers Jonathan's memory, and he takes the Alpha Jet #1 as Rod and Laura recognize him.

Seth's Alpha Droids have brought him a flawless Tyrannosaurus skeleton, but he gets called away. Amidst Helga's latest glitchy behavior, Dr. Z admits to the Alpha Trio that she was a do-it-yourself android kit he got online and has no idea how to set her right again except perhaps a large electric shock. Arriving, Seth deflects a question on Rod and Laura's whereabouts, instead distracting Dr. Z with news of a successful propulsion system before an alarm signals Jonathan's arrival. He easily busts in and fights through a swarm of Super Alpha Droids, asking the Alpha Gang simply for Seth (who had slipped away), but they send Spiny at him…to no success.

From the D-Lab, Rod hacks Zeta Point to shut down its cloaking and finds Spiny's signal, revealing that Alpha Scanners are powered by the same Stones as Dino Holders so he can teleport there with the D-Team. They arrive and warn Dr. Z about Seth's secret plans, the group catching him using his lightning rod to disable Helga before piling more accusations on him. Seth says he is only after pure dinosaur research, not pipe dreams like Dr. Z's wish to become the "Dinosaur King", and that working with the work-stealing Dr. Z would have left him "like Dr. Ancient". The Alpha Gang throws their remaining dinosaurs at him, but Seth summons his forcibly-evolved Saurophaganax and quickly defeats them with Fire Scorcher. The D-Team then face him 3-on-1, but are defeated in only one attack.

As Rex gathers their dinosaurs' cards, Jonathan saves him from Saurophaganax, calling him "master", but he drops his Dino Holder, Max and Zoe escaping with it to the surface via elevator, while Max grabs Rex's Dino Holder. After that Saurophaganax is called back by Seth. As they watch Jonathan and Rex leaving in the Jet, the island begins shaking and rising, and they teleport out as Zeta Point reveals itself as a large flying craft…


Ursula/Spiny vs Jonathan[]

Ursula summons Spiny to attack Jonathan. He swings his tail, but Jonathan intercepts it with a kick. Spiny charges, but Jonathan slips behind him and tosses Spiny by the tail, leaving him too tired out to continue fighting.

Jonathan wins

Dr. Z/Rod vs Seth/Saurophaganax[]

Dr. Z summons Spiny to attack Seth while Rod summons Tank. Seth summons Saurophaganax, intercepting the two as they charge. He then has it use Fire Scorcher, defeating Spiny and Tank in one hit.

Seth/Saurophaganax win

D-Team vs Seth/Saurophaganax[]

As the Alpha Gang flee and Saurophaganax charges them, the D-Team summon Chomp, Ace, and Paris. They prepare to use a trio of unspecified Super Moves, but Seth triggers Fire Scorcher again, Saurophaganax defeating all three of them in one hit before they can act.

Seth/Saurophaganax win

New Cards[]


-Jonathan: (forcefully) "Where is Seth?"
-Dr. Z: "Grr. Get him, you three! Go take him down!"
-Alpha Trio: "What?" "Us?"
-Dr. Z: "Alright, then, fine. Summon Terry and we'll have the dinosaur take him down!"
-Ursula: "We don't know where Terry is, remember?"
-Dr. Z: "Then use Spiny or Tank or something else, throw books at him, do something!"
-Jonathan: "I'd hate to resort to using force, so please hand over your villain, Seth."
-Ursula: "I happen to love resorting to using force, so take this! Alpha Slash!" (summons Spiny)

-Max: "Come back, Rex! It's too dangerous!"


Full Scheme Ahead/Transcript


  • This episode's English title is based on the phrase "full steam ahead". It could also be based on "full speed ahead", but the rhyme indicates the former.
  • This episode has the latest start to the theme song, with it appearing roughly 3 minutes into the episode, while the latest otherwise was only at around 2 minutes in.
  • When Max comments that Jonathan is similar to Helga, he pauses a second before saying Helga's name. This is a reference to episode 38, where he kept saying wrong names for Helga.
  • While it is never specified which Moves the D-Team are attempting to use, Max's unique slashing animations suggest he is trying to use Electric Charge (the particular animation reused also wrongly shows Chomp's energy as flashing red despite only just entering the battle). Zoe's usual arsenal likely leaves her as trying to use Metal Wing, though Stomping Hammer is still an option, as she had since gained a different animation for slashing Metal Wing. Rex lacks unique slashing animations, and so could be using either Cyclone or Ninja Attack.
  • Starting with this episode through to the series finale next season, a point 33 episodes away, every episode leads into the next with a cliffhanger.

Dub Edits[]

  • The iris scan analysis ended fading white in the Japanese version. In the dub, this ended with static instead.
  • "Pet town" was replace with a picture of a dog with paw pads on each side in the dub, like in previous episodes.
    • Like the previous episodes, this edit wasn't present in the initial US airing.
  • Dr. Z's kit in the initial US airing had only the text in the yellow area removed, and the other Japanese text being replaced with illegible text. In other versions, all text was removed altogether.



Full Scheme Ahead

Dinosaur King episode 46


p · e · t Dinosaur King episodes
Season One:
(Dinosaur King)
Prehistory in the Making · Battle at the Pyramids · Tanks a LOT! · Bungle in the Jungle · Rubble Trouble · Don't Mess With Maiasaura · A Game Show Showdown · Maui Owie! · Dino Snore! · Downtown Runaround · Alpha Bets It All · Alpha's Zeta Point · Escape from Zeta Point · Child's Play · Volcanic Panic · All Fired Up! · Field Of Screams · Dance Evolution · The Big Apple Grapple · Tee'd Off · No Free Lunch · Just Plane Crazy · A Loch Ness Mess · Fashion Victims · A Miner Disaster · Double or Nothing · Carnival of Chaos · Daddy Dearest · Rhino or Dino? · Dinosaur Amour! · Temple Tempest · Falls Alarm! · Battle Royale! · Ninja Nightmare! · Ruff and Ready · Metal Imbalance · Dueling Dinos · Mythical Mix Up · Beast Or Famine · A Mesozoic Mess · Lights, Camera, Destruction! · Planes, Trains and Dinosaurs · Vaccination Vacation · A Kyoto Caper · Santa Saurus! · Full Scheme Ahead · Tricks of the Traitor · One Final Move! · Dinosaur War!
Season Two:
(Mesozoic Meltdown)
Alien Parent Trap · Ancient Roman Holiday · Desperately Seeking Spartacus · Coliseum Clash · There's No Place Like Rome · Dinosaurs of the Caribbean · X-treme Map Quest · High Sea Chase · Amazing Treasure Race! · Four Part Harmony · Elements of Surprise · Monk in the Middle · The Third Cosmos Stone · Two Shoguns are Better than One · The No-Fun Shogun · Dinosaurs, Ninjas and Bears! Oh My! · There's No Business Like Shogun Business · The 39 Thieves · Desert Heat · Princess of the City · Malice in the Palace · The French Conniption · The Wee Musketeers · All for One · The Haunted Hunt · Bad Deal · The Forestfire Effect · The Search for the Last Cosmos Stone · Clash for the Cosmos Stones · Fate of the Cosmos