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A Fine Mess is the sixteenth episode of Season 2 and the forty-second episode of Code Lyoko.


Ulrich is sitting alone in the scanner room, flipping a Euro to see who comes out of the scanners first. He seems to have lost the bet with himself as Yumi comes out first, but immediately afterwards, Odd comes out speaking in Yumi's voice. Yumi speaks with Odd's voice. In the lab, Jeremie discovers a bug in the materialization program caused Odd and Yumi to switch bodies. He tells them that he may have a solution to this mess by tomorrow morning. Yumi (Odd) complains that her (his) back itches and says it's the straps of her bra (The English version doesn't have Odd say "bra" for obvious reasons). Odd (Yumi) orders her (him) to not take it off.

The two are uneasy at the prospect of spending the night in each other's life. When they climb out of the sewers into the park, they ask each other about their plans for the day. Odd (Yumi) tells Yumi (Odd) to act Japanese, not act stupid, eat with chopsticks, and go to bed early. When Ulrich asks Yumi (Odd) about his plans for the day, Yumi (Odd) recalls that he's supposed to break up with Magali de Vasseur and Claire Girard. Later in the day, Ulrich and Odd, who is in Yumi's body, tells Ulrich to practice asking out Yumi on him. Ulrich rejects that action as Sissi comes by. She calls Yumi, whose body Odd inhabits, a string bean. Yumi (Odd) comes back with a comment on her mental capacity and puts his/her head on Ulrich's shoulder. Disgusted, Sissi walks away as Tamiya snaps a picture of the two together for the school newspaper. Ulrich threatens Yumi (Odd) with death if he does that again and leaves.

In Odd and Ulrich's room, Odd (Yumi) looks through a drawer to get a green handheld device. As she gets it, Kiwi growls at her, knowing that it isn't really his master who's in the room. Odd (Yumi) gets the object and leaves. In the hallway, Yumi/Odd is confronted by Magali de Vasseur. Magali slaps Odd (Yumi) across his (her) left cheek, saying that she knows all about Claire and calls him (her) "despicable". Moments later, Claire Girard comes by and slaps Odd (Yumi) across her/his other cheek, saying she knows all about Magali and calls him (her) a "sneaky rat". Sissi comes and tells her that Ulrich will need a new date once his string bean drops. When she leaves, Ulrich comes in, asking if she got "it". Odd (Yumi) asks him what Sissi meant by "string bean", but Ulrich tells her it's nothing. As the two walk out of the dormitory building, Milly and Tamiya grill Ulrich with questions for the newspaper's gossip section. Ulrich refuses to answer as they walk past.

When Odd (Yumi) asks what's going on, Ulrich tells her to ask "that imbecile, Odd". When they reach the cafeteria, Yumi (Odd) asks, "Well, did you find it? I've had it since I was really little." That night, Mr. Ishiyama asks his daughter why she isn't eating. A piece of sushi slips out of Yumi's (Odd) chopsticks, much to Odd's embarrassment. Then, he has a flashback in which Yumi hands him the green device, telling him it's only for an emergency. Odd puts down his chopsticks and pulls out the green device. He pulls off the top, revealing the device a large fork for small children. He jams it into a piece of sushi and puts it into his mouth. As he looks around him, seeing Yumi's family staring in disbelief at him, he tells them that he's going to bed and leaves the dinner table. Hiroki declares his big sister's actions as an effect of love. In the bathroom, Odd sees his hands flicker and momentarily become partially transparent, something that obviously shouldn't be happening.

At Kadic, Yumi notices the same effect while stroking Kiwi. Ulrich comes into the dorm room and tells Yumi to be careful as she removes her shoes. When she takes them off, she is overwhelmed by the stench. The next morning, Jeremie, who has been working all night, confirms the problem as a bug in the materialization program. In Ulrich and Odd's dorm room, Yumi wakes up and sees her hands transparent for a moment. At the Ishiyama house, Odd stares at his hands and arms as they flicker. Later in the day, Yumi/Odd describes the symptoms to Jeremie. Jeremie says that all they need to do is restart the materialization program from Lyoko. Yumi stops in disbelief when she sees what Odd has done with her body. Yumi's (Odd) orange and lime green clothes with cat-ears cap contrast sharply against Yumi's normal black clothes and greets them in Chinese. As Yumi yells at Odd for wearing such clothes, Tamiya stops by again and takes a picture of Yumi's clothes. Milly tells them that these rather scathing pictures will double circulation. Yumi asks Odd again what they mean by love. Odd leaves without answering her question.

In math class, Mrs. Meyer's gives everyone a pop quiz on linear functions to which Yumi (Odd) tells to himself that Yumi will kill him. Yumi (Odd) then is asked by William (who is surprised by her new clothes) if she always talks to herself. Odd tells him it's because of a split personality. Faced with a pop quiz on linear functions, Odd asks if she (he) can go to the infirmary and Mrs. Meyer lets him go. He meets up with the others. Jeremie explains that because they aren't in their original bodies, they are unstable. He also says that if they don't deal with it soon, they will disintegrate.

At the Factory, Jeremie virtualizes them into Lyoko. Yumi and Odd, still not in their original bodies, struggle to move in the slippery terrain of Ice Sector. As Aelita enters the Way Tower to restart the program, Odd and Yumi's bodies begin to disappear. It's only temporary, but it's markedly worse than before. Faced with a group of Kankrelats, they struggle to use each other's weapons. In the tower, Aelita discovers she can't reboot the materialization program from the tower due to inhibitors and they don't have time to break thousands of codes to find the right one. After Ulrich destroys the Kankrelats, Aelita comes out saying they have to get to Sector Five as soon as possible. They take their vehicles to get to the edge of the sector. As the Transport Orb is summoned, Ulrich is devirtualized by a Megatank. The Transport Orb then takes the other three to Sector Five.

When they get there, Yumi comments that she feels sick, something normally associated with Odd. They enter the Arena and follow an elevated walkway. Unknown to them, they are being followed by Creepers. They reach a dead-end with the Key situated above an abyss. They see no way of getting to it. A Creeper blasts off Odd/Yumi, but he doesn't fall because X.A.N.A. has modified gravity. Instead, he floats and begins to swim towards the Key. Unfortunately, he doesn't have enough momentum to reach it. Yumi asks how many life points he has left and Odd tells her plenty. Yumi fires a Laser Arrow at Odd, pushing him enough for him to touch the Key. A door opens up on the side of the room opposite Aelita and Yumi. Odd pushes off, getting to the other side. Aelita and Yumi jump across the abyss, but a Creeper fires at Yumi, pushing her to the other side, but leaving Aelita stuck in the middle.

The Scyphozoa arrives to take her memories, but a well-placed Tessen Fan by Odd severs its tentacles. Odd jumps back out and pushes against Yumi to get to Aelita. He then pushes against Aelita to send her flying to the other side. Aelita runs off to the elevator as a Creeper fires at the floating Odd and Yumi. Aelita gets to the computer interface and reactivates control of rebooting the materialization program. Jeremie materializes the two as Yumi and Odd are about to be devirtualized permanently. Ulrich goes down to the scanner room to see that his friends are once again in their original bodies.

At school, Ulrich flips a euro to see whether Odd or Yumi would arrive first. He decides on Odd and he's right. Odd snaps up Ulrich's euro in mid-air and pops it into the coffee vending machine. Odd tells him that Yumi wasn't mad at him at all when he embarassed himself in front of her parents or for failed test. But Ulrich asks Odd if he told Yumi what happened between them. Odd tells him he doesn't plan on telling anytime soon. Yumi walks up, reading the school newspaper and sees the photo spread inside, depicting Yumi with Ulrich. One can only speculate on the extent of Yumi's rage and Odd's suffering for this heinous injustice.


  • The original French name for this episode is Désordre, which translates to Disorder in English.
  • Matthew Geczy and Mirabelle Kirkland have both stated in interviews that when recording was done for this episode, Matthew would speak Yumi's lines and Mirabelle would speak Odd's lines, which would make sense.
  • Chronologically, this episode takes place after Temptation and A Bad Turn. However, it aired weeks before either.
  • This episode marks the first out of only two instances where the entrance to the core zone in Sector Five twists open; the only other time would later reoccur in Tidal Wave.
  • As a nod to Yumi's Japanese nationality, Odd tried to speak Japanese on few instances in this episode, but got it wrong twice: when mumbling while exiting the kitchen and when greeting Jeremie, Yumi, Ulrich, and Aelita he spoke Chinese instead.
  • The script for this episode was more risqué than the aired version:[1]
    • Originally Odd was going to kiss Ulrich while in Yumi's body,
    • Odd's outfit for Yumi was also going to be a Japanese schoolgirl uniform with a short skirt, which William would've called "sexy". Both of these scenes ended up being removed for various reasons.


  • When Aelita is sleeping in the computer lab, her dress is miscolored light pink.
  • In this episode, Odd claims that he doesn't know how to eat with chopsticks, yet he was briefly shown to have no trouble with them at all a few episodes earlier in Temptation.
  • At one point when the Lyoko Warriors were being confronted by the Kankrelats, the way tower in the Ice Sector had a red halo, as if it was activated, but X.A.N.A. didn't launch an attack on Earth in this episode.
  • When Jeremie says the countdown is almost over, it showed they had only 28 seconds left, but when Odd/Yumi triggered the key, the timer showed they had a minute and 16 seconds left.