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"Eternal Starshine of the Mage's Mind" is the thirty-eighth episode of Mysticons, and the eighteenth episode of the second season.

It aired on September 1st, 2018, at 9:30 am.

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Summary

With "aid" from Tazma, the Mysticons enter the deepest corners of Proxima's subconscious mind to sever the now stronger hold the Mask has over her. Throughout their mental journey, the Mysticons discover just how horrible they were toward Proxima. Especially Princess Arkayna, who had obliviously betrayed and abandoned her for Zarya with a second thought and made Proxima feel more alone than ever, which made her susceptible to the Mask's evil and promises of vengeance.

Meanwhile, Mallory and her sisters have turned on Proxima and intend to release the Spectral Hand from its pillar-like prison. When Mallory finally puts it on, the Mask corrupts her as well, which concerns her three sisters, whom she calls her "minions."

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Trivia

In the Episode

  • How Hortensia Sparklebottom had deliberately switched the orphaned toddler Proxima with toddler Zarya, out of dozens of other orphaned human girls, is revealed.
  • Zarya had a nickname by Mrs. Sparklebottom: "Little Howler" due to her howling just like wolves. This is another fact of the last name she naturally took from the couple she believed to her her parents, and eventually being the second human to wield the light blue, mystic Wolf Bracer
  • Even as a child, Proxima was constantly bullied, neglected and passed over by most for being nothing a "charity case" due to her having no parents nor other relatives.
  • Piper refers to her traveling to an alternate reality in "The Edge of Two Morrows".
  • It is seen that, as a mid-level Starling, Proxima had been constantly bullied by Tazma and other Astromancers, which further fueled her feelings of bitter loneliness and misery, due to her having no family and her low status as a "charity case."
  • Tazma is finally released from her snow-globe and utilizes her darker star magic to teleport to an unknown location
  • We see how Princess Arkayna had obviously and completely pushed a lonely Proxima away as her "twin sister", and that she merely took no notice of how just hurt and broken Proxima had been because of her, to the point of her putting on the half of the Mask of her own volition.

Outside the Episode

Quotes

  • Proxima (casting a high-powered evil spell):

Plane of darkness
Now's the hour
Charge this symbol
With your power

  • Princess Arkayna: "Oh, let me guess, tremble in fear?"
  • Proxima: "Now that I'm one with the Mask, I'm more powerful than you can imagine!! When I'm done, the realm will be nothing but a bad memory. Just like you!!"
  • Emerald: "Arkayna!! Oh, great. A flock of mean girls."
  • Proxima: "Behold, Vexicons!! You're just in time to witness the destruction of our enemies and the rise of-"
  • Mallory: "Boring."
  • Piper: "Uh, what's going on?"
  • Eartha: "A glorious uprising. I have the key."
  • Mallory: "And I have the Mask."
  • Emerald: "Fear not! I shall keep it safe."
  • Eartha: "Sorry to burst your bubble, Dwarf."
  • Princess Arkayna: "You are not getting that mask!! It's magic hour."
  • Vexicons: "WHOA!!"
  • Piper (about Proxima): "Aw. She looks so peaceful."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Just get her back to the Stronghold, then we'll deal with this mask once and for all!!"

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  • Princess Arkayna: "Okay, let's destroy this mask."
  • Malvaron: "That's gonna be a problem. It fused to her mind. If we rip it off..."
  • Emerald: "It'll rip her mind out with it."
  • Piper: "Let's just keep Proxy here. Tazma could use a friend."
  • Zarya: "Pass. The Vexicons know where to find us. They'll come for the Mask."
  • Malvaron: "Then we have no choice- We have to lock Proxima in a prison dimension."
  • Emerald: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. I know we're not her biggest fans, but have a heart."
  • Princess Arkayna: "We tried. But she full on Plane of Darkness, remember? There's nothing we can do."
  • Tazma: "Actually there is. Free Psyche.
  • Doug: Indubitably."
  • Tazma: "It's a spell that can liberate her mind from the Mask's evil hold."
  • Malvaron: "Never heard of it."
  • Tazma: "Of course not, but Proxima has. That star nerd has poured through every spellbook in the academy."
  • Zarya: "Great trivia. But she's out cold."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Exactly. How does that help? Unless you can-"
  • Tazma: "Read her mind? I'll get the spell for a small fee."
  • Malvaron: "What's that?"
  • Tazma: "My freedom."

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  • Zarya: "I can't believe we're actually gonna set her free."
  • Malavaron: "Okay, Sis. No shady business."
  • Tazma: "Relax, Little Brother. Now, the incantation will allow you to search through Proxima's memories, so you can find the spell."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Just enchant this so I can read her mind already."
  • Tazma: "OK. Repeat after me: Probus Animus Memoria."

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  • Emerald: "Uh, why are in Mrs. Sparklebottom's sanctuary?"
  • Piper: "Sparklebottom. It's still funny."
  • Princess Arkayna: "The spell must have backfired, causing us to teleport...here?"
  • Zarya: "Hey, Mrs. Sparklebottom. What's up? Uh, I'm a little old for bottles. That's me!"
  • Piper: "Man, did I time travel again?"
  • Emerald: "No, wait. Proxima grew up in the sanctuary with Zarya. The incantation didn't pull the memory of the spell out..."
  • Princess Arkayna: "It pulled us in."
  • Piper: "But that would mean she is a memory?"
  • Toddler Proxima: "My quill, my quill."

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  • Malvaron: "What do you mean, they're trapped in Proxima's mind!!?"
  • Tazma: "There must have been interference from the Mask, or maybe your girlfriend messed up."
  • Doug: "Or perhaps it was you."
  • Tazma: "No! I wanted to help her!! I swear!"
  • Malvaron: "Stop lying, Sis!!"
  • Tazma: "I'm not. And it will be fine. Once they find the spell, they can remove the Mask and escape."
  • Kasha: "Mysticons, come out and play. Oh, it is on."
  • Malvaron: "Arkayna needs to find that spell."

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  • Emerald: "Okay, cutest memory ever."
  • Mrs. Sparklebottom: "Intruders!! Sneaking in again, Nova Terron? For the last time, you can't see the twin. You'll put the realm in grave danger. You said so yourself."
  • Nova Terron: "It's her starday, Hortensia. I just want to give her a gift. Please?"
  • Piper: "Aw. Big Nova's a big softie."
  • Nova Terron: "Happy Starday, Child."
  • Emerald: "That's when Sparklebottom switched Proxima with you to prevent the prophecy."
  • Zarya: "One lie started this whole mess."
  • Princess Arkayna (coldly): "No. Proxima did when she decided to put on the Mask."
  • Piper: "Aw. How can you blame this cute, whittle face?"
  • Princess Arkayna: "Focus, Piper. We still need to find that Free Psyche spell."
  • Zarya: "How? Tazma's mind probe was a dud."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Well, my staff is still enchanted. We'll just search for it from the inside. Ready for a trip down memory lane?"

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  • Piper: "Yay, new memory."
  • Princess Arkayna: "But not the right one. We need to get to the time Proxima read the spell in the Forge Room."
  • Preteen Proxima: "Star Master! Oh my. I was just-"
  • Nova Terron: "Learning your spells? A commendable effort. One that has earned you a place amongst the Chosen."
  • Preteen Proxima (flattered): "An access card to the Library of the Eternal Equinox!? Oh, Star Master, I am truly honored-- Whoa!!"
  • Piper: "Wow. Tazma was always a meanie pants."
  • Preteen Tazma: "You should have seen your face, Proxima Starfail. Oh, wait. You can. You one of the Chosen? Please. You're nothing but a charity case."
  • Preteen Female Starling: "The Astromancers only took you in because they pitied you."
  • Emerald: "No wonder Proxima was pushed over the edge."
  • Princess Arkayna: "She wasn't pushed. Proxima chose to put on the Mask. She chose evil."
  • Zarya: "Whoa. Now that's evil."
  • Emerald: "I don't think those are memories."

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  • Emerald: "What are these creepers?"
  • Princess Arkayna: "It's the Mask. It must have sensed us in Proxima's mind."
  • Piper: "Then take us to another memory."
  • Zarya: Okay, so when are we now?"
  • Proxima: "How dare you invade the hallowed halls of the Astromancers!!"
  • Piper: "Huh? Oh yeah! This is when Proxima tried to stop us from raising the dome."
  • Emerald: "It's also when I scarred her."
  • Nova Terron: "Proxima, are you all right?"
  • Proxima: I will be fine, Nova Terron, once the Mysticons are brought to justice."
  • Emerald: "Still feel super bad about that."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Yes, let's all pity the evil mage, shall we?"

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  • Princess Arkayna: "Oh come on! We need that spell!"
  • Zarya: "Are you sure we were all that nice?"
  • Emerald: "You did have a bit of an axe to grind."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Okay, since when did we become a Proxima fan club?"

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  • Piper: "Yay! The Forge Room! Is this where Proxima learned the spell?"
  • Princess Arkayna: "No. This is where I kept her busy while we were on a quest. See? Look how nice I was."
  • Zarya: "Um, you mean how nice Choko was."
  • Emerald: "You morphed him to look like you, so you could slip away, remember?"
  • Princess Arkayna: "The point is: I was there for her! She's the one who pushed me away!! Let's just find that spell so we can remove the Mask, and get out of here!!"

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  • Proxima: "This whole situation is one big cosmic disaster!"
  • Princess Arkayna: "Oh, here we go again! Blame the entitled princess!"
  • Proxima: "Arkayna."
  • Princess Arkayna: "And just so you know, it's not like I choose this life. You need to get over the jealousy thing already!!"
  • Proxima: "I'm jealous that you're a princess. I'm jealous...you got her."
  • Princess Arkayna: Oh. I miss her so much."
  • Proxima: "I have missed her my whole life."

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  • Zarya: "So if we unleashed the Spectral Dragon, that means-"
  • Princess Arkayna: "We're the twins!?"
  • Proxima (voice breaking):"No, no. That doesn't make any sense."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "Proxima, I had no idea I was so terrible to you."
  • Emerald: "Arkayna, we have to keep going."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "Hey, I know this whole sister thing is really confusing right now, but-"
  • Proxima: "Actually, it's quite clear- I'm not part of the sisterhood."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Just because we're not family doesn't mean we can't-"
  • Proxima: "Please! You're just making it worse, okay!?"
  • Zarya: "Whoa. Greatest hits from the saddest story ever."

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  • Proxima (to herself): "Arkayna is just so oblivious!! She said she loved me! But how could she!? She doesn't even listen to me!!
  • The Mask: "We're listening. People have mocked you, lied to you, used you your whole life- the Astromancers, the Mysticons, Arkayna. We can help you set everything right."
  • Proxima: "No!!"
  • The Mask: "We can help you get the revenge you rightfully deserve."
  • Proxima (coldly): "Arkayna will pay dearly. They'll all pay!!"
  • Princess Arkayna (full remorse and guilt): "She put on the Mask because of me."
  • Zarya: "No, you were right. She chose evil."
  • Princess Arkayna: "But if I had been there for her, she would have chosen a different- the Chosen! (excitedly) I know how to find the spell!! I know how we can save Proxima!!"

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  • Princess Arkayna: "It's magic hour, girls."
  • Zarya: "Okay, I still don't get it."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Right. All the most powerful spells in the cosmoverse are kept here. When Proxima can here to steal the starfire ink..."
  • Piper: "The Mask would have made her destroy the Free Psyche spell."
  • Emerald: "Um, which she's trying to do right now."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "I got to get that spell! Cover me, Girls."
  • Piper: "Cool but no fair."

Undo the Mask's hold
On her mind
Free her psyche
Its evil unbind
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  • Mallory: "Now, let's see who wears it better. Spoiler, it's me."
  • Princess Arkayna: "WHOA!!"
  • Mallory: "Say goodbye to the Mask. And your 'sister'. "
  • Princess Arkayna: PROXIMA!!"
  • Mallory: "Willa, take us home."
  • Willa: "Quicker than a Flicker."

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  • Proxima: "Arkayna!!? No no!! Please wake up!! Please."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Proxima, you're OK."
  • Proxima: "I am so sorry."
  • Princess Arkayna: "No. I'm sorry."
  • Emerald: "Yeah, yeah. Everyone's sorry. Let's cut to the part where we hug."
  • Piper: "Bear-bug hug."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "Glad to have you back, Sis."
  • Zarya: "Yeah. And, no offense, but I prefer the specs. You weren't really rockin' the whole evil mask look."
  • Proxima: "The Mask!! We have to stop Mallory! The realm is in grave danger!!"

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