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The Helmet of Joan of Arc
The Helmet of Joan of Arc
The helmet on a mannequin head atop the green rail at the front of the Heart Room.

Production Number

1-26 (26)


January 29, 1994


Red Jaguars


Eddie & Mandy

Artifact Location

The Heart Room

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Helmet of Joan of Arc is the 26th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 39th episode to air.

Moat Crossing

One player of each team paddled across the moat on a raft. Once across, he would tie the rope (which was connected to the raft) off to a post; the second player would then use that rope and the higher, knotted rope to traverse the moat. Once both players were across, they could hit the gong.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
First Red Jaguars 0:37
Second Blue Barracudas 0:48
Third Green Monkeys 0:54
Fourth Orange Iguanas 0:54

Steps of Knowledge

In the days when England and France were at war, a young French peasant girl approached some soldiers and demanded to be taken to see the Crown Prince of France. She was Joan of Arc. She told him that her mission from God was to drive the English out of France. He was doubtful at first, be she persuaded him to put her in charge of a small force of men. Though she was greatly outnumbered, she began to win battles and drive the English out. She dressed like a soldier and was always at the front, urging her soldiers to fight even harder. Sometimes, when her whole army marched in, whole towns would surrender without even fighting. However, when she tried to free Paris from the English, she was wounded in a battle and captured. Legend has it that one of her jailers was so impressed by her bravery that he kept her helmet, which made its way to the temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was Joan of Arc…?
  • A German Hausfrau
  • A French Peasant
  • Noah's Daughter
Orange Iguanas (Correct - Two steps left)
Joan assisted the Crown Prince of France. Was he also known as…?
  • The Prince of Wales
  • The Czar
  • The Dauphin
Green Monkeys (Wrong Answer)
Red Jaguars (Correct - Two steps left)
Did Joan claim to be inspired by…?
  • Conversations with Cleopatra
  • Visions of Buddha
  • The Voices of Saints
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Two steps left)
Did Joan wear her hair…?
  • Short like a man's
  • In dreadlocks
  • In pigtails
Green Monkeys (Correct - Two steps left)
Did Joan wear…?
  • Petticoats
  • Men's Clothing
  • A Green Dress
Green Monkeys (Correct - One step left)
In 1920, was Joan of Arc made…?
  • A Saint
  • A Prophet
  • A Night of Columbus
Red Jaguars (Correct - One step left)
Did Joan take part in a century-long conflict known as…?
  • The Hundred Years' War
  • The Millennium Falcon
  • The Age of Chivalry
Blue Barracudas (Correct - One step left)
Are England and France separated by…?
  • The French Canal
  • The English Channel
  • The Mediterranean Sea
Red Jaguars (Wrong Answer)
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
Is the capital of France…?
  • Paris
  • Marcé
Red Jaguars (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Red Jaguars are 12-year-old Amanda (or simply "Mandy"), who likes to dance, and 11-year-old Eddie, who is a boy scout. The Blue Barracudas are 13-year-old Amanda, who cheerleads and plays basketball, and 10-year-old Brian, who collects animals, such as lizards, gerbils, hamsters, and mice. His parents hate him for collecting lizards.

Fleur-de-Lis (Climbing Wall)

Joan of Arc believed that her mission from God was to kick the English from France. Before each team was a wall of a castle that is held by the English. When Kirk gave the signal, Eddie and Brian each had to climb up the wall, grab a colored fleur-de-leis, stick it to his shirt, climb up, and put it at the top of the wall. He will then climb back down and repeat the process. They both got two Fleur-de-Leis up on the wall; they each won a Half Pendant.

Joan of Arc's Goal of Life (Peanut Shaft)

Joan of Arc's goal of life was to see the French prince-crowned king. Here, the two Amandas had to complete her goal. At the base of each shaft were five crowns and at the top were five mannequin heads like the one used to hold the helmet in the temple. When Kirk gave the signal, they had to grab a crown at the bottom, climb up, and place it on one of the mannequin heads. They will then repeat the process until all five mannequin heads are crowned or 60 seconds is up. They each properly placed three crowns.

King's Symbols (Bungee Soap Line)

You just cannot be a king these days without the proper symbols of your own office. They are the crown, the scepter, and the golden orb. Here, each team had to pass one of the golden items to their partner at the other side. They then had to repeat the process until all six items are on the other side or 60 seconds is up. The Red Jaguars was able to transfer their sixth item just before the Blue Barracudas with only one second remaining, winning Red Jaguars the game, the full pendant, and the right to run in Olmec's Temple.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Tied Tied Won 2 Pendants
Blue Barracudas Tied Tied Lost 1 Pendant

Temple Run

Eddie was quite fast, and seemed to know what he was doing until he was taken out in the Room of Harmonic Convergence. Unfortunately, Amanda made a few not-so-smart moves that hurt the team. First of all, instead of climbing directly through the Cave of Sighs when her partner was caught, she went to the Room of the Three Gargoyles and then traversed downwards. Secondly, she found the key in the Tomb of the Ancient Kings but did not use it to go up; instead, she busted through the Stone Wall into the Well and rose ever so slowly to the second floor.

Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Failed Acquisition
Temple Guard Locations The Room of the Three Gargoyles
The Room of Harmonic Convergence
The Treasure Room

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  • This episode was the last to use Temple Layout VI and marks the final appearance of the Room of Harmonic Convergence and the Bamboo Forest.
  • This is the first episode where two contestants who share the same name competed against each other in the Temple Games.
  • Later in the episode, the helmet was placed on the floor, most likely to prevent the mannequin head it was on from falling down and breaking when a contestant grabs it.
  • This is the only episode where a team of Red Jaguars attempted to retrieve an artifact placed in the center of the temple.
  • The mannequin head that the helmet was placed on was later used in Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress.