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[[caption-width-right:307:From Left: Maz, Guy, and Kelly.]]

''"[[ByThePowerOfGraySkull You Go Girl!]]"''

''[=SheZow=]'' is about 12-year-old Guy Hamdon and his adventures after finding and putting on his deceased Aunt Agnes' super powered ring, inheriting her SuperHero alter ego, [[http://www.justanimedubbed.tv/static/shezow.jpg SheZow]]. Unable to take it off, he must now fight crime whether he wants to or not. In a dress. At least he doesn't have to go it alone, getting help from his best friend, Maz, who acts as his sidekick (with differing alter egos for each episode) while Guy's sister Kelly helps from the "She-lair" with Sheila the Supercomputer. Guy must also keep his identity secret from his policeman father, who has always thought [=SheZow=] was an arrogant show-off (due in part to [=SheZow=]'s popularity; she has comic books and fan clubs!).

Despite ([[StreisandEffect or because of]]) various anti-LGBT groups protesting the premiere (although the show does not address issues of transsexualism or homosexuality,) the show continues to receive high ratings, according to creator Obie-Scott Wade's Twitter account.
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!! This cartoon includes examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Of various SuperHero and MagicalGirl media.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Kid]]: Coldfinger
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Guy's [=SheZow=] remark to Maz's "Time Travel Guinea Pigs" remark.
* AllBalloonsHaveHelium: [=SheZow=] blows a floating bubble out of gum capable of lifting three people. Now if only he could tap into that helium for his voice...
* [[AmbiguouslyBrown Ambiguously Asian]]: Maz.
* AmbiguousGender: [=SheZap=] sounds male, but is referred to as a she. Though considering his/her origins [=SheZap=] might not even ''have'' a gender.
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Kelly is the head of the [=SheZow=] Fan Club. She ends up as [=SheZow=]'s mentor, though she would much rather become the real thing.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted royally. Beside the obvious, of course, [=SheZow=]'s archenemy Tara's signature attack is blowing huge balls of sticky mucus out of her nose and throwing them.
* BlessedWithSuck: All of Tara's powers are disgusting. Which ''might'' have something to do with why she never became the media darling she thought she deserved to be, regardless of the good works she actually did.
* BrainInAJar: Megamonkey owns one. Despite the brain being alive and conscious, he only uses it as a holder for the bathroom key.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: When asked whether her go-go boots are made of Leather or Vinyl, [=SheZow=] (who's having the answers fed through by Sheila) answers with "Linyl".
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Guess what the "S" stands for...
* BigNo: Textbook sample in the first episode.
* [[BoomerangComeback Boomerang Brush Comeback]]: Comedic version happens to Guy's [=SheZow=] in the testing of the Boomerang Brush.
* ButThouMust: There's a rule that says that [=SheZow=] can't back down from a superpower contest, as proven in "Glamageddon", Kelly seems to be impressed by that and tells Guy to "Say hello to GLAMAGEDDON-GEDDON-GEDDON!".
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: Guy can voluntarily transform by saying the magic words "You go girl!", then change back by saying "She-yeah!"
** Similarly, Gal's transformation call into [=DudePow=] is "Sock it to me, broseph!", and changes back into normal with "He-yeah!"
* CallingYourAttacks: [=SheZow=] and Tara both do this, naming their attacks as they use them.
* CaptainObvious: This is what Boxter calls his assistant, Officer Wackerman.
* CensoredTitle: "[=SheZow=] Happens!" was retitled "You Go Girl!" on some American TV guides, but the title card stayed the same when it aired.
* TheChooserOfTheOne: The ring chooses its wearer.
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Happens twice in "Super Sidekick".
* CombatStilettos: [=SheZow=] has these as part of her costume - unfortunately for Guy, [[RequiredSecondaryPowers the ablity to run around in high heels without falling over]] is NOT a part of [=SheZow=]'s powerset.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: Apart from being forced to wear a dress, high heels and really tacky leopard print any time danger rears its head, [=SheZow=] has a pretty strict set of over 2000 rules that must be followed. The punishment for, say, stealing a leftover $500 bill (which goes against everything in which she stands), is loss of superpowers, and serious she-rinkage. Another rule says [=SheZow=] can't back down from a superpower challenge.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: After getting defeated by [=SheZap=] in the episode she's introduced, Kelly reminds Guy that none of that would've happened if he took a manicure.
* ClingyMacGuffin: According to [=SheZow=] legend: "Whovever shall wear-eth the ring shall forever bear the responsibility of [=SheZow=]!" In Short, [=SheZow=]'s Glamazon Power Ring can't come off, which also leads to Guy's BigNo moment.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Aside from the comics and merch, Guy tries to go for direct sponsorship by [=FizzBurp=] but all the junk food messes with his she-tabolism.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [=SheZap=] is created this way by Guy rejecting a manicure, breaking a fingernail on a fireman's ladder, then spitting the piece of the fingernail away which ends up in a [[ILoveNuclearPower toxic waste container.]]
* {{Crossdresser}}: Not intentional on Guy's part - the ring just requires the wearer (regardless of gender) to wear the female-tailored superhero costume.
* CrossdressingVoices: As [=SheZow=], Guy often speaks in a high-pitched voice, save for some moments in which he speaks in a normal tone.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Inspired by fellow superhero Caped Koala, [=SheZow=] tries to make the jump to Graphic Novels in "Black Is The New Pink", but it just ends up screwing up her powers. Then, the Caped Koala turns out to be a big fan of [=SheZow=]'s comics!
* DealWithTheDevil: In "She Pal", [=SheZow=] makes a deal with [=SheZap=] to throw off a nosy reporter. Immediately subverted when they both double-cross each other, throw the whole thing out the window, and just go at it.
* DemonicDummy: [=BrouHaHa=] appears to be one of these, though he doesn't bother even pretending to be inanimate.
* DescriptionCut: At the beginning of "Mr. Nice Guy" Maz states that he's never seen Guy cry. Cut to him at the theatre with Kelly and is showing legitimate emotional impact from the film.
* DisguisedInDrag: Guy wears a female superhero costume to fight crime and save the day. The public believes him to be the previous [=SheZow=], despite his obviously being much younger. Either she was very small, or some magic effect prevents recognition.
* DistaffCounterpart: A girl named [[PunnyName Gal]] from an AlternateDimension is able to transform into [=DudePow=], a male superhero with virtually identical powers and gadgets. Said alternate universe also has a female version of Maz, named Mayzie, Gal's brother is also [[GenderBlenderName named Kelly]], and Dudley is [=DudePow=]'s Supercomputer.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The plot of "Momnesia" can easily be interpreted as a mom finding out her son is gay/transgender.
* DontExplainTheJoke: She-verted HARD. Oh, I get it! She-verted! Clever.
* DonutMessWithACop: Guy uses this against his dad in "Makin' Bank".
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Said word for word by none other then Kelly after Guy remarks that "I'm a dude" in "[=SheZow=] Happens".
* EvilCounterpart: Tara and [=SheZap=].
* EvilFormerFriend: Tara was Agnes' sidekick before the latter became famous and the former faded into obscurity.
* EvilTwin: [=SheZap=].
* ExpositoryThemeSong: And how! It lists his origin, powers, weakness, equipment, allies, and villains in just 60 seconds.
* {{Eyedscreen}}: Very often.
* FarEast: In the episode "Fortune Kooky", [=SheZow=] faces an otherwise Chinese-themed villain who is also the number one employer of ninja.
* FlintstoneTheming: There are She-puns, He-puns, Ice-puns, Fire-puns, even shaving puns.
* ForTheEvulz: Appears to be [=SheZap=]'s motivation.
* FountainOfYouth: In the episode Babysitter, some anti-ageing cream does this to Kelly, Maz and later Tara.
* FourFingeredHands
* FreeRangeChildren: Our heroes get to go to far-off places thanks to the Shehicle.
* FunWithAcronyms: S.I.C.K. stands for "The '''S'''ociety of '''I'''ncredibly '''C'''allous '''K'''riminals".
** Tara also forms a supervillain group called The "'''G'''et '''R'''id '''O'''f '''S'''[=heZow=] '''S'''ociety".
** The heroes get in on it too with the "'''S'''uper '''H'''ero '''A'''ction '''G'''uild".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The episode "[=SheZow=] Happens!" had several jokes involving the word "shit", including the title. There's also [=SheZow=]'s triumphant "Haha, mine's bigger!" (referring to his hand) the first time he uses the Heavy-Handed She-Slap, and, from the Tooth Fairy episode, "May I play with your wand?" Guy's CurseCutShort in "Guy n Doll", at least I thought he was going to say Jack-Asses.
** The entire premise of the show can count, depending on your viewpoint.
** "You should write an article about me and my nuts!"
** Le Pigeon screeches the word "Flock!" when attacking, which could [[PrecisionFStrike easily be misheard as dirty]].
* GenderBender: Surprisingly averted, although there were a number of people who were/are confused on whether the ring caused Guy to become female when transformed as [=SheZow=].
* GoshDangItToHeck: "Shut The Front Door!" is use to avoid swearing.
* {{Goth}}: [=SheZap=].
* GrossoutShow: From time to time.
* HalfIdenticalTwins or AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Thoroughly averted. Guy and Kelly look sort of alike, but if it wasn't for the occasional SiblingSenioritySquabble, you'd think Kelly was a couple of years older.
* HarmlessFreezing: Played completely straight in "Coldfinger".
* {{He Man Woman Hater}}s: The members of X-Selsior won't allow [=SheZow=] to join them because of her "girliness".
* HilariousOuttakes: The Blooper Reel of the episode "Family Tree", which was not a clip that came after the afromentioned episode.
* HomeBase: The She-Lair, located under his aunt's (now his family's) house (with a secret exit to the sea.)
* HotBlade: [=SheZap=]'s curling iron sword.
* HurricaneOfPuns:‎ The show itself.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Great-Grandmother]]: On seeing Flora Hamdon, Maz remarks that she looks like Kelly.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Kelly and Maz become the victims of a literal anti-aging cream. The solution? Tear the "anti" part of the label off and it becomes "aging cream"! Voila!
* {{Invisibility}}: [=SheZow=] can do this with her vanishing cream.
* {{Pun}}: Any pun that can somehow have the word "She" in it will be abused.
* LarynxDissonance: Guy, when disguised as [=SheZow=].
* LaserBlade: The Laser Lipstick is Guy's go-to weapon. It can also [[SwordBeam shoot laser beams]]. Tara has a Laser Mascara and [=SheZap=] has a curling iron that combines this with HotBlade.
* LastSecondWordSwap: Fairly common.
* LegacyCharacter: There have been [=SheZow=]s in the family dating back to the prehistoric era, all empowered by the same ring. (Guy is the first male one, though.)
* LegionOfDoom: S.I.C.K. was intended to be one of these, though it never actually had any members beyond the founder ([=MegaMonkey=]), since they all failed the entrance test, that is until "Babysitting Jitters", in which it finally had one, namely Tara, mainly because she passed an entirely different entrance exam, that and they both have something in common: They both hold a grudge against [=SheZow=].
* LivingShadow: [=SheZap=] can take the form of Guy's shadow.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Jose in the original Disney pilot, combined with SweetPollyOliver.
* MagicCountdown: One appears in "Hot Rocks", along with a number of related tropes.
* MessyHair: See WeaksauceWeakness.
* TheMerch: Implied in-story: Aunt Agnes had a lot of money. [=SheZow=] has her own comic book and a huge fanclub. Work from there.
* MiniDressOfPower: Guy's costume, refitted to suit his younger frame.
* MonochromePast: All the time periods visited in "Family Tree" are depicted in black and white (or sepia, in the case of the Old West.)
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Directly quoted after the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Tooth Fairy]] says she didn't expect [=SheZow=] to be a boy.
* OcularGushers: In "Mr. Nice Guy" Guy gets these watching a chick flick with Kelly that are so strong [[UpToEleven he briefly floods the theatre]].
* OhCrap: Kelly's expression when she realize who Tara is.
* [[OhMyGods Oh My Goddess]]: Kelly does this on discovering [=SheZow's=] Glamazon Power Ring.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Aunt Agnes was in her seventies at the youngest (and that's assuming she was a teenager when she fought [=BrouHaHa=] in 1952) but still appeared youthful, at least when she was [=SheZow=].
* OneMillionBC: The time of Sheanderthal, the first [=SheZow=].
* PassThePopcorn: Grilla and [=Coldfinger=] does during the heroes fight in "[=SheZow=] Meets [=DudePow=]"
* PictureDay: Happens in "Guy & Doll" -- Guy's problem for the episode is that he's having a super-nightmare, which means Guy is, according to Aunt Agnes, "floating somewhere between real and not real."
* PinkMeansFeminine: [=SheZow=]'s costume and equipment are all pink, but it was meant for a woman. See also WeaksauceWeakness.
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted. The police can hold their own, [=SheZow=] is just faster.
* PosthumousCharacter: Anges Monroe, she died offscreen shortly before the series began, in fact the only thing that's left of her are her ashes, which are lampshaded by Kelly.
* PrivateDetective: Aside from delivering blows to his/her villians [=SheZow=] can also do some She-Tective work.
* PronounTrouble: [=SheZow=] is referred to using female pronouns by people who don't know his identity, people who do know it will usually say "he", but can get mixed up.
* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Guy gets himself in a super-nightmare in "Guy and Doll".
* RecursiveCrossdressing: [=SheZow=] dressed up as an ice-cream man in "Coldfinger".
* ResetButton: The end of "Momnesia", though in fairness, the title basically tells you to expect it.
* RingOfPower: [=SheZow's=] Glamazon Power Ring.
* RoguesGallery: Includes Megamonkey, Coldfinger, Candy Rapper, Tattoozula, etc.
* RunningGag:
** Maz's attempts to come up with a workable sidekick identity.
** Boxter keeps calling [=SheZow=] "[=SheCow=]".
* SameLanguageDub: In US airings, Guy/[=SheZow=] is voiced by Creator/SamuelVincent.
* ScarecrowSolution: [[spoiler: [=SheZow=] plays Lucy with help from his vashing cream in "Black Is The New Pink".]]
* ScrewYourself: Maz's opinion on Mayzie. (For that matter, Kelly speculates the same about the [[SlapSlapKiss rocky meeting]] between [=SheZow=] and [=DudePow=].)
* ScoobyDooHoax: [[spoiler: Done by Crash Thunder's mom in "Crash Thunder".]]
* ShoutOut: The show is usually pretty spare with pop cultural references, but "[=SheZow=] Meets [=DudePow=]" slips in a shout out to ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', of all things. There are also a ton of them, mostly to other superheroes, in the museum scene in "Black is the New Pink".
* {{Sidekick}}: Maz, who can't stick to one persona every episode.
* SecretIdentity: Maz (his best friend), Kelly, Sheila, and [=DudePow=] are the only people who know about Guy's alter ego. In particular, he must keep it hidden from his father, a policeman who dislikes [=SheZow=] for being a "show off".
* SeriousBusiness: Comic books (or rather, graphic novels) in the episode "Black is the New Pink"
* SiblingRivalry: Between Guy and Kelly, enhanced by Guy's possession of the ring. Also, possibly between Boxter and Agnes, if they were in fact siblings, although Boxter wouldn't have realized it.
* SicklyGreenGlow: [=SheZap's=] skin glows green to reference his nuclear-powered origin.
* SpiritualSuccessor: [=SheZow=] was originally a OneEpisodeWonder on ''Shorty [=McShort=]'s Shorts'', which in turn was a kid-friendly adaptation of a mature cartoon by the creator of the show.
* SomethingWeForgot: The end of "Coldfinger". A variation on the usual trope in that we skip far enough ahead that the trapped character has escaped, but the implication is that she was there for a while, defrosted, all moist and angry.
* SuperheroesWearCapes: [=SheZow=]'s looks are based off the 70's roughly, so this makes sense.
* SuperpowerLottery: [=SheZow=] has the following superpowers:
** ArmorPiercingSlap: His/Her Heavy handed She-Slap.
** BlowYouAway: His/Her Wind Winkers.
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Guy's she-latability allows him to know his enemy's next move before they make it. He's also able to take down two villains without throwing a punch by seeing their problems and talking to them about it.
** InASingleBound: [=SheZow=] initially can only do super leaps, leading to Guy complaining about not being able to [[{{Flight}} fly]].
--> '''Kelly Hamdon''' ''(After seeing [=SheZow=] fall flat on her face when trying to fly)'': Ding! [=SheZow=] can't fly!
*** [[spoiler: He finally learned how to fly in the episode, "Transformation Overload".]]
** MakeMeWannaShout: The Sonic Scream is probably [=SheZow=]'s strongest power, doing anything from breaking every piece of glass in a five-mile radius to destroying really big boogers to being a pinpoint concussive blast.
*** {{Fartillery}}: As Guy has demonstrated on several occasions, the Sonic Scream works with burps too.
** SizeShifter: Part of [=SheZow=]'s powerset. Usually limited to making a hand grow for the heavy-handed super she-slap and her eyelashes for the Wind Winkers - but when ill or emotionally unbalanced, [=SheZow=]'s other body parts seem to grow or shrink in size, too.
** SpeaksFluentAnimal: Guy spending time outdoors during a camping trip to recharge caused him to talk to animals.
** SpiderSense: One of Guy's powers is the ability to sense when danger is present, which aside from letting him dodge things like the TropeNamer also automatically transforms him into [=SheZow=]. (He changes back when the danger is past.) It's called [[{{Pun}} SheSP]]. Note this makes [=SheZow=] one of the few heroes with more than one way of transforming (as shown in a report on how Guy can transform into [=SheZow=] in two different ways), it's also the only power Guy retains when not [=SheZow=].
** SuperSpeed: [=SheZow=] can run ''really'' fast, however her heels can cause her to trip and fall over, which is one thing that he/she didn't count on.
** SuperStrength: [=SheZow=] can lift anything heavy, making her indestructible.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Buttwipe'', a {{Jackass}} {{expy}}.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Guy, many times.
* SweetPollyOliver: [=SheZow=]'s a boy, well a boy in woman's clothing to be exact.
* TemporaryBulkChange: Happens to Guy/[=SheZow=] in "[=ShePhat=]".
* TimeTravel: Both [=MegaMonkey=] and Guy and Maz in the Shehicle in "Family Tree".
* {{Thememobile}}: The Shehicle. Can also transform into a jet (The She-C-10) and a submarine (The SS She Shell).
* TheFlapper: The costume of Flora Hamdon's [=SheZow=].
* TheRoaringTwenties: The time period that had Flora Hamdon as [=SheZow=].
* TheWildWest: The period of time that the Bearded Lady that was mentioned above was [=SheZow=].
* ThreeAmigos: Guy, Maz, and Kelly.
* ThrowTheDogABone: After making Boxter Hamdon a laughingstock to the whole police force in the episode "S.I.C.K. Day", Guy as [=SheZow=] decides to fake an injury, and thanks to Candy Rapper setting him off, he took a candy cane and took Candy Rapper down in one blow.
* ThighHighBoots: Complete with the aforementioned CombatStilettos. Unlike the rest of the costume, they are white (albeit with pink soles), and are made of Linyl (a fabric of both Leather and Vinyl).
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tara and [=SheZow=]
* TooFastToStop: A flaw in [=SheZow=]'s SuperSpeed ability.
* TransformationTrinket: [=SheZow=]'s Glamazon Power Ring, probably also the source of all of Guy's powers. Also counts as a ClingyMacGuffin.
* [[ToTheBatNoun To The She Noun]]: Said by [=SheZow=] in the episode "[=SheZap=]"
--> '''[=SheZow=]''' Maz...to the Shehicle!
* UtilityBelt: It's called a "Beautility Belt" of all things.
* VillainTeamUp: Coldfinger and Grilla in the episode "[=SheZow=] meets [=DudePow=]".
* VisualPun: So, so many. When [=SheZow=] becomes too arrogant, she literally gets a big head.
** While suffering from She-latability, Guy's heart literally grows a few sizes.
** Maz's Sidekick identies.
* WeaksauceWeakness: [=SheZow=] loses her powers if her hair is frizzled. [[CrazyPrepared Fortunately, she is equipped with a can of hairspray that quickly rectifies said problem]].
** [[SublimeRhyme If the costume's color is changed from pink, her powers will go on the blink.]] ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes that was the actual line]]).
** Her powers also malfunction when she's sick.
** Cold Finger melts if he eats spicy food.
** Aunt Agnes as the previous [=SheZow=] was capable of taking a truck to the face without flinching. She was allergic to custard, however.
** Le Pigeon can't resist statues.
* WelcomeEpisode: "[=SheZow=] Happens!"
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Front Door, Hero?]]: [=SheZow=] give this to Maz (as MEAT-eor Man) when he remarks on [=SheZow=]'s WeaksauceWeakness in "Coldfinger".
--> '''[=SheZow=]:''' Not a good idea to tell him my weakness, MEAT-eor Man.\\
'''Maz:''' ''(Slurred)'' Sorry.
* WhichRestroomDilemma: Happens in a report on [=SheZow=]´s [=SheSP=]. Guy lampshades it by saying "I hate it when that happens."
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where the Front Door is Megadale?]] -- One might assume from the mostly-North American accents that Megadale is a moderately sized Canadian metropolis. However, Canada lacks feuding bands of [[AustralianWildlife koalas and wombats.]]
** WordOfGod said that Guy, Maz and Kelly are all Canadian.
* WhipItGood: Flora Hamdon's weapon as [=SheZow=] is a lasso.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Guy wears a female superhero costume to fight crime and save the day. Although he didn't take it well initially, Guy Hamdon doesn't seem too bothered that [=SheZow=] is his superhero alter ego afterwards.
* YouDidntAsk: In "[=SheZow=] For A Day".
* YouDontLookLikeYou: The pilot was drawn in a completely different style.
* YouNeedABreathMint: Apparently Tara's gross-out powers include bad breath.
* YourTelevisionHatesYou: Happens to guy in "Super Sidekick" after Shaverine steals the limelight from [=SheZow=].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Kelly is Guy's twin sister but looks a few years older than him.
** TruthInTelevision since girls tend to begin puberty earlier than boys.
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[[caption-width-right:307:From Left: Maz, Guy, and Kelly.]]

''"[[ByThePowerOfGraySkull You Go Girl!]]"''

''[=SheZow=]'' is about 12-year-old Guy Hamdon and his adventures after finding and putting on his deceased Aunt Agnes' super powered ring, inheriting her SuperHero alter ego, [[http://www.justanimedubbed.tv/static/shezow.jpg SheZow]]. Unable to take it off, he must now fight crime whether he wants to or not. In a dress. At least he doesn't have to go it alone, getting help from his best friend, Maz, who acts as his sidekick (with differing alter egos for each episode) while Guy's sister Kelly helps from the "She-lair" with Sheila the Supercomputer. Guy must also keep his identity secret from his policeman father, who has always thought [=SheZow=] was an arrogant show-off (due in part to [=SheZow=]'s popularity; she has comic books and fan clubs!).

Despite ([[StreisandEffect or because of]]) various anti-LGBT groups protesting the premiere (although the show does not address issues of transsexualism or homosexuality,) the show continues to receive high ratings, according to creator Obie-Scott Wade's Twitter account.
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!! This cartoon includes examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Of various SuperHero and MagicalGirl media.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Kid]]: Coldfinger
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Guy's [=SheZow=] remark to Maz's "Time Travel Guinea Pigs" remark.
* AllBalloonsHaveHelium: [=SheZow=] blows a floating bubble out of gum capable of lifting three people. Now if only he could tap into that helium for his voice...
* [[AmbiguouslyBrown Ambiguously Asian]]: Maz.
* AmbiguousGender: [=SheZap=] sounds male, but is referred to as a she. Though considering his/her origins [=SheZap=] might not even ''have'' a gender.
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Kelly is the head of the [=SheZow=] Fan Club. She ends up as [=SheZow=]'s mentor, though she would much rather become the real thing.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted royally. Beside the obvious, of course, [=SheZow=]'s archenemy Tara's signature attack is blowing huge balls of sticky mucus out of her nose and throwing them.
* BlessedWithSuck: All of Tara's powers are disgusting. Which ''might'' have something to do with why she never became the media darling she thought she deserved to be, regardless of the good works she actually did.
* BrainInAJar: Megamonkey owns one. Despite the brain being alive and conscious, he only uses it as a holder for the bathroom key.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: When asked whether her go-go boots are made of Leather or Vinyl, [=SheZow=] (who's having the answers fed through by Sheila) answers with "Linyl".
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Guess what the "S" stands for...
* BigNo: Textbook sample in the first episode.
* [[BoomerangComeback Boomerang Brush Comeback]]: Comedic version happens to Guy's [=SheZow=] in the testing of the Boomerang Brush.
* ButThouMust: There's a rule that says that [=SheZow=] can't back down from a superpower contest, as proven in "Glamageddon", Kelly seems to be impressed by that and tells Guy to "Say hello to GLAMAGEDDON-GEDDON-GEDDON!".
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: Guy can voluntarily transform by saying the magic words "You go girl!", then change back by saying "She-yeah!"
** Similarly, Gal's transformation call into [=DudePow=] is "Sock it to me, broseph!", and changes back into normal with "He-yeah!"
* CallingYourAttacks: [=SheZow=] and Tara both do this, naming their attacks as they use them.
* CaptainObvious: This is what Boxter calls his assistant, Officer Wackerman.
* CensoredTitle: "[=SheZow=] Happens!" was retitled "You Go Girl!" on some American TV guides, but the title card stayed the same when it aired.
* TheChooserOfTheOne: The ring chooses its wearer.
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Happens twice in "Super Sidekick".
* CombatStilettos: [=SheZow=] has these as part of her costume - unfortunately for Guy, [[RequiredSecondaryPowers the ablity to run around in high heels without falling over]] is NOT a part of [=SheZow=]'s powerset.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: Apart from being forced to wear a dress, high heels and really tacky leopard print any time danger rears its head, [=SheZow=] has a pretty strict set of over 2000 rules that must be followed. The punishment for, say, stealing a leftover $500 bill (which goes against everything in which she stands), is loss of superpowers, and serious she-rinkage. Another rule says [=SheZow=] can't back down from a superpower challenge.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: After getting defeated by [=SheZap=] in the episode she's introduced, Kelly reminds Guy that none of that would've happened if he took a manicure.
* ClingyMacGuffin: According to [=SheZow=] legend: "Whovever shall wear-eth the ring shall forever bear the responsibility of [=SheZow=]!" In Short, [=SheZow=]'s Glamazon Power Ring can't come off, which also leads to Guy's BigNo moment.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Aside from the comics and merch, Guy tries to go for direct sponsorship by [=FizzBurp=] but all the junk food messes with his she-tabolism.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [=SheZap=] is created this way by Guy rejecting a manicure, breaking a fingernail on a fireman's ladder, then spitting the piece of the fingernail away which ends up in a [[ILoveNuclearPower toxic waste container.]]
* {{Crossdresser}}: Not intentional on Guy's part - the ring just requires the wearer (regardless of gender) to wear the female-tailored superhero costume.
* CrossdressingVoices: As [=SheZow=], Guy often speaks in a high-pitched voice, save for some moments in which he speaks in a normal tone.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Inspired by fellow superhero Caped Koala, [=SheZow=] tries to make the jump to Graphic Novels in "Black Is The New Pink", but it just ends up screwing up her powers. Then, the Caped Koala turns out to be a big fan of [=SheZow=]'s comics!
* DealWithTheDevil: In "She Pal", [=SheZow=] makes a deal with [=SheZap=] to throw off a nosy reporter. Immediately subverted when they both double-cross each other, throw the whole thing out the window, and just go at it.
* DemonicDummy: [=BrouHaHa=] appears to be one of these, though he doesn't bother even pretending to be inanimate.
* DescriptionCut: At the beginning of "Mr. Nice Guy" Maz states that he's never seen Guy cry. Cut to him at the theatre with Kelly and is showing legitimate emotional impact from the film.
* DisguisedInDrag: Guy wears a female superhero costume to fight crime and save the day. The public believes him to be the previous [=SheZow=], despite his obviously being much younger. Either she was very small, or some magic effect prevents recognition.
* DistaffCounterpart: A girl named [[PunnyName Gal]] from an AlternateDimension is able to transform into [=DudePow=], a male superhero with virtually identical powers and gadgets. Said alternate universe also has a female version of Maz, named Mayzie, Gal's brother is also [[GenderBlenderName named Kelly]], and Dudley is [=DudePow=]'s Supercomputer.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The plot of "Momnesia" can easily be interpreted as a mom finding out her son is gay/transgender.
* DontExplainTheJoke: She-verted HARD. Oh, I get it! She-verted! Clever.
* DonutMessWithACop: Guy uses this against his dad in "Makin' Bank".
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Said word for word by none other then Kelly after Guy remarks that "I'm a dude" in "[=SheZow=] Happens".
* EvilCounterpart: Tara and [=SheZap=].
* EvilFormerFriend: Tara was Agnes' sidekick before the latter became famous and the former faded into obscurity.
* EvilTwin: [=SheZap=].
* ExpositoryThemeSong: And how! It lists his origin, powers, weakness, equipment, allies, and villains in just 60 seconds.
* {{Eyedscreen}}: Very often.
* FarEast: In the episode "Fortune Kooky", [=SheZow=] faces an otherwise Chinese-themed villain who is also the number one employer of ninja.
* FlintstoneTheming: There are She-puns, He-puns, Ice-puns, Fire-puns, even shaving puns.
* ForTheEvulz: Appears to be [=SheZap=]'s motivation.
* FountainOfYouth: In the episode Babysitter, some anti-ageing cream does this to Kelly, Maz and later Tara.
* FourFingeredHands
* FreeRangeChildren: Our heroes get to go to far-off places thanks to the Shehicle.
* FunWithAcronyms: S.I.C.K. stands for "The '''S'''ociety of '''I'''ncredibly '''C'''allous '''K'''riminals".
** Tara also forms a supervillain group called The "'''G'''et '''R'''id '''O'''f '''S'''[=heZow=] '''S'''ociety".
** The heroes get in on it too with the "'''S'''uper '''H'''ero '''A'''ction '''G'''uild".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The episode "[=SheZow=] Happens!" had several jokes involving the word "shit", including the title. There's also [=SheZow=]'s triumphant "Haha, mine's bigger!" (referring to his hand) the first time he uses the Heavy-Handed She-Slap, and, from the Tooth Fairy episode, "May I play with your wand?" Guy's CurseCutShort in "Guy n Doll", at least I thought he was going to say Jack-Asses.
** The entire premise of the show can count, depending on your viewpoint.
** "You should write an article about me and my nuts!"
** Le Pigeon screeches the word "Flock!" when attacking, which could [[PrecisionFStrike easily be misheard as dirty]].
* GenderBender: Surprisingly averted, although there were a number of people who were/are confused on whether the ring caused Guy to become female when transformed as [=SheZow=].
* GoshDangItToHeck: "Shut The Front Door!" is use to avoid swearing.
* {{Goth}}: [=SheZap=].
* GrossoutShow: From time to time.
* HalfIdenticalTwins or AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Thoroughly averted. Guy and Kelly look sort of alike, but if it wasn't for the occasional SiblingSenioritySquabble, you'd think Kelly was a couple of years older.
* HarmlessFreezing: Played completely straight in "Coldfinger".
* {{He Man Woman Hater}}s: The members of X-Selsior won't allow [=SheZow=] to join them because of her "girliness".
* HilariousOuttakes: The Blooper Reel of the episode "Family Tree", which was not a clip that came after the afromentioned episode.
* HomeBase: The She-Lair, located under his aunt's (now his family's) house (with a secret exit to the sea.)
* HotBlade: [=SheZap=]'s curling iron sword.
* HurricaneOfPuns:‎ The show itself.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Great-Grandmother]]: On seeing Flora Hamdon, Maz remarks that she looks like Kelly.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Kelly and Maz become the victims of a literal anti-aging cream. The solution? Tear the "anti" part of the label off and it becomes "aging cream"! Voila!
* {{Invisibility}}: [=SheZow=] can do this with her vanishing cream.
* {{Pun}}: Any pun that can somehow have the word "She" in it will be abused.
* LarynxDissonance: Guy, when disguised as [=SheZow=].
* LaserBlade: The Laser Lipstick is Guy's go-to weapon. It can also [[SwordBeam shoot laser beams]]. Tara has a Laser Mascara and [=SheZap=] has a curling iron that combines this with HotBlade.
* LastSecondWordSwap: Fairly common.
* LegacyCharacter: There have been [=SheZow=]s in the family dating back to the prehistoric era, all empowered by the same ring. (Guy is the first male one, though.)
* LegionOfDoom: S.I.C.K. was intended to be one of these, though it never actually had any members beyond the founder ([=MegaMonkey=]), since they all failed the entrance test, that is until "Babysitting Jitters", in which it finally had one, namely Tara, mainly because she passed an entirely different entrance exam, that and they both have something in common: They both hold a grudge against [=SheZow=].
* LivingShadow: [=SheZap=] can take the form of Guy's shadow.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Jose in the original Disney pilot, combined with SweetPollyOliver.
* MagicCountdown: One appears in "Hot Rocks", along with a number of related tropes.
* MessyHair: See WeaksauceWeakness.
* TheMerch: Implied in-story: Aunt Agnes had a lot of money. [=SheZow=] has her own comic book and a huge fanclub. Work from there.
* MiniDressOfPower: Guy's costume, refitted to suit his younger frame.
* MonochromePast: All the time periods visited in "Family Tree" are depicted in black and white (or sepia, in the case of the Old West.)
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Directly quoted after the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Tooth Fairy]] says she didn't expect [=SheZow=] to be a boy.
* OcularGushers: In "Mr. Nice Guy" Guy gets these watching a chick flick with Kelly that are so strong [[UpToEleven he briefly floods the theatre]].
* OhCrap: Kelly's expression when she realize who Tara is.
* [[OhMyGods Oh My Goddess]]: Kelly does this on discovering [=SheZow's=] Glamazon Power Ring.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Aunt Agnes was in her seventies at the youngest (and that's assuming she was a teenager when she fought [=BrouHaHa=] in 1952) but still appeared youthful, at least when she was [=SheZow=].
* OneMillionBC: The time of Sheanderthal, the first [=SheZow=].
* PassThePopcorn: Grilla and [=Coldfinger=] does during the heroes fight in "[=SheZow=] Meets [=DudePow=]"
* PictureDay: Happens in "Guy & Doll" -- Guy's problem for the episode is that he's having a super-nightmare, which means Guy is, according to Aunt Agnes, "floating somewhere between real and not real."
* PinkMeansFeminine: [=SheZow=]'s costume and equipment are all pink, but it was meant for a woman. See also WeaksauceWeakness.
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted. The police can hold their own, [=SheZow=] is just faster.
* PosthumousCharacter: Anges Monroe, she died offscreen shortly before the series began, in fact the only thing that's left of her are her ashes, which are lampshaded by Kelly.
* PrivateDetective: Aside from delivering blows to his/her villians [=SheZow=] can also do some She-Tective work.
* PronounTrouble: [=SheZow=] is referred to using female pronouns by people who don't know his identity, people who do know it will usually say "he", but can get mixed up.
* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Guy gets himself in a super-nightmare in "Guy and Doll".
* RecursiveCrossdressing: [=SheZow=] dressed up as an ice-cream man in "Coldfinger".
* ResetButton: The end of "Momnesia", though in fairness, the title basically tells you to expect it.
* RingOfPower: [=SheZow's=] Glamazon Power Ring.
* RoguesGallery: Includes Megamonkey, Coldfinger, Candy Rapper, Tattoozula, etc.
* RunningGag:
** Maz's attempts to come up with a workable sidekick identity.
** Boxter keeps calling [=SheZow=] "[=SheCow=]".
* SameLanguageDub: In US airings, Guy/[=SheZow=] is voiced by Creator/SamuelVincent.
* ScarecrowSolution: [[spoiler: [=SheZow=] plays Lucy with help from his vashing cream in "Black Is The New Pink".]]
* ScrewYourself: Maz's opinion on Mayzie. (For that matter, Kelly speculates the same about the [[SlapSlapKiss rocky meeting]] between [=SheZow=] and [=DudePow=].)
* ScoobyDooHoax: [[spoiler: Done by Crash Thunder's mom in "Crash Thunder".]]
* ShoutOut: The show is usually pretty spare with pop cultural references, but "[=SheZow=] Meets [=DudePow=]" slips in a shout out to ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', of all things. There are also a ton of them, mostly to other superheroes, in the museum scene in "Black is the New Pink".
* {{Sidekick}}: Maz, who can't stick to one persona every episode.
* SecretIdentity: Maz (his best friend), Kelly, Sheila, and [=DudePow=] are the only people who know about Guy's alter ego. In particular, he must keep it hidden from his father, a policeman who dislikes [=SheZow=] for being a "show off".
* SeriousBusiness: Comic books (or rather, graphic novels) in the episode "Black is the New Pink"
* SiblingRivalry: Between Guy and Kelly, enhanced by Guy's possession of the ring. Also, possibly between Boxter and Agnes, if they were in fact siblings, although Boxter wouldn't have realized it.
* SicklyGreenGlow: [=SheZap's=] skin glows green to reference his nuclear-powered origin.
* SpiritualSuccessor: [=SheZow=] was originally a OneEpisodeWonder on ''Shorty [=McShort=]'s Shorts'', which in turn was a kid-friendly adaptation of a mature cartoon by the creator of the show.
* SomethingWeForgot: The end of "Coldfinger". A variation on the usual trope in that we skip far enough ahead that the trapped character has escaped, but the implication is that she was there for a while, defrosted, all moist and angry.
* SuperheroesWearCapes: [=SheZow=]'s looks are based off the 70's roughly, so this makes sense.
* SuperpowerLottery: [=SheZow=] has the following superpowers:
** ArmorPiercingSlap: His/Her Heavy handed She-Slap.
** BlowYouAway: His/Her Wind Winkers.
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Guy's she-latability allows him to know his enemy's next move before they make it. He's also able to take down two villains without throwing a punch by seeing their problems and talking to them about it.
** InASingleBound: [=SheZow=] initially can only do super leaps, leading to Guy complaining about not being able to [[{{Flight}} fly]].
--> '''Kelly Hamdon''' ''(After seeing [=SheZow=] fall flat on her face when trying to fly)'': Ding! [=SheZow=] can't fly!
*** [[spoiler: He finally learned how to fly in the episode, "Transformation Overload".]]
** MakeMeWannaShout: The Sonic Scream is probably [=SheZow=]'s strongest power, doing anything from breaking every piece of glass in a five-mile radius to destroying really big boogers to being a pinpoint concussive blast.
*** {{Fartillery}}: As Guy has demonstrated on several occasions, the Sonic Scream works with burps too.
** SizeShifter: Part of [=SheZow=]'s powerset. Usually limited to making a hand grow for the heavy-handed super she-slap and her eyelashes for the Wind Winkers - but when ill or emotionally unbalanced, [=SheZow=]'s other body parts seem to grow or shrink in size, too.
** SpeaksFluentAnimal: Guy spending time outdoors during a camping trip to recharge caused him to talk to animals.
** SpiderSense: One of Guy's powers is the ability to sense when danger is present, which aside from letting him dodge things like the TropeNamer also automatically transforms him into [=SheZow=]. (He changes back when the danger is past.) It's called [[{{Pun}} SheSP]]. Note this makes [=SheZow=] one of the few heroes with more than one way of transforming (as shown in a report on how Guy can transform into [=SheZow=] in two different ways), it's also the only power Guy retains when not [=SheZow=].
** SuperSpeed: [=SheZow=] can run ''really'' fast, however her heels can cause her to trip and fall over, which is one thing that he/she didn't count on.
** SuperStrength: [=SheZow=] can lift anything heavy, making her indestructible.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Buttwipe'', a {{Jackass}} {{expy}}.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Guy, many times.
* SweetPollyOliver: [=SheZow=]'s a boy, well a boy in woman's clothing to be exact.
* TemporaryBulkChange: Happens to Guy/[=SheZow=] in "[=ShePhat=]".
* TimeTravel: Both [=MegaMonkey=] and Guy and Maz in the Shehicle in "Family Tree".
* {{Thememobile}}: The Shehicle. Can also transform into a jet (The She-C-10) and a submarine (The SS She Shell).
* TheFlapper: The costume of Flora Hamdon's [=SheZow=].
* TheRoaringTwenties: The time period that had Flora Hamdon as [=SheZow=].
* TheWildWest: The period of time that the Bearded Lady that was mentioned above was [=SheZow=].
* ThreeAmigos: Guy, Maz, and Kelly.
* ThrowTheDogABone: After making Boxter Hamdon a laughingstock to the whole police force in the episode "S.I.C.K. Day", Guy as [=SheZow=] decides to fake an injury, and thanks to Candy Rapper setting him off, he took a candy cane and took Candy Rapper down in one blow.
* ThighHighBoots: Complete with the aforementioned CombatStilettos. Unlike the rest of the costume, they are white (albeit with pink soles), and are made of Linyl (a fabric of both Leather and Vinyl).
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tara and [=SheZow=]
* TooFastToStop: A flaw in [=SheZow=]'s SuperSpeed ability.
* TransformationTrinket: [=SheZow=]'s Glamazon Power Ring, probably also the source of all of Guy's powers. Also counts as a ClingyMacGuffin.
* [[ToTheBatNoun To The She Noun]]: Said by [=SheZow=] in the episode "[=SheZap=]"
--> '''[=SheZow=]''' Maz...to the Shehicle!
* UtilityBelt: It's called a "Beautility Belt" of all things.
* VillainTeamUp: Coldfinger and Grilla in the episode "[=SheZow=] meets [=DudePow=]".
* VisualPun: So, so many. When [=SheZow=] becomes too arrogant, she literally gets a big head.
** While suffering from She-latability, Guy's heart literally grows a few sizes.
** Maz's Sidekick identies.
* WeaksauceWeakness: [=SheZow=] loses her powers if her hair is frizzled. [[CrazyPrepared Fortunately, she is equipped with a can of hairspray that quickly rectifies said problem]].
** [[SublimeRhyme If the costume's color is changed from pink, her powers will go on the blink.]] ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes that was the actual line]]).
** Her powers also malfunction when she's sick.
** Cold Finger melts if he eats spicy food.
** Aunt Agnes as the previous [=SheZow=] was capable of taking a truck to the face without flinching. She was allergic to custard, however.
** Le Pigeon can't resist statues.
* WelcomeEpisode: "[=SheZow=] Happens!"
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Front Door, Hero?]]: [=SheZow=] give this to Maz (as MEAT-eor Man) when he remarks on [=SheZow=]'s WeaksauceWeakness in "Coldfinger".
--> '''[=SheZow=]:''' Not a good idea to tell him my weakness, MEAT-eor Man.\\
'''Maz:''' ''(Slurred)'' Sorry.
* WhichRestroomDilemma: Happens in a report on [=SheZow=]´s [=SheSP=]. Guy lampshades it by saying "I hate it when that happens."
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where the Front Door is Megadale?]] -- One might assume from the mostly-North American accents that Megadale is a moderately sized Canadian metropolis. However, Canada lacks feuding bands of [[AustralianWildlife koalas and wombats.]]
** WordOfGod said that Guy, Maz and Kelly are all Canadian.
* WhipItGood: Flora Hamdon's weapon as [=SheZow=] is a lasso.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Guy wears a female superhero costume to fight crime and save the day. Although he didn't take it well initially, Guy Hamdon doesn't seem too bothered that [=SheZow=] is his superhero alter ego afterwards.
* YouDidntAsk: In "[=SheZow=] For A Day".
* YouDontLookLikeYou: The pilot was drawn in a completely different style.
* YouNeedABreathMint: Apparently Tara's gross-out powers include bad breath.
* YourTelevisionHatesYou: Happens to guy in "Super Sidekick" after Shaverine steals the limelight from [=SheZow=].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Kelly is Guy's twin sister but looks a few years older than him.
** TruthInTelevision since girls tend to begin puberty earlier than boys.
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''[[ByThePowerOfGrayskull "She-Yeah!"]]''
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* PosthumousCharacter: Anges Monroe, she died offscreen shortly before the series began, in fact the only thing that's left of her are her ashes, which are lampshaded by Kelly.
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* ScarecrowSolution: [[spoiler: [=SheZow=] plays Lucy with help from his vashing cream in "Pink Is The New Black".]]

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* ScarecrowSolution: [[spoiler: [=SheZow=] plays Lucy with help from his vashing cream in "Pink "Black Is The New Black".Pink".]]
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* VillianTeamUp: Coldfinger and Grilla in the episode "[=SheZow=] meets [=DudePow=]".

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* VillianTeamUp: VillainTeamUp: Coldfinger and Grilla in the episode "[=SheZow=] meets [=DudePow=]".
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