History Anime / Bakugan

1st Sep '16 5:32:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Season 4 is Deconstructing this rather hard. Drago's latest evolution is way too much for him to control and is causing ''a lot'' of problems. It's created an unstoppable engine of destruction that's kicking everyone's butts, threatening to set [[BigBad Mag Mel]] [[SealedEvilInACan out of his prison]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ''completely ruining''' Dan and Drago's reputation with their in-universe fanbase]] because they're fighting poorly due to needing to focus on controlling their power. Then, [[spoiler: he evolves ''AGAIN'' to solve the problems this new evolution caused, but for the last time]]. Basically, [[TheyJustDidntCare the people behind the series didn't really care how much they abused the evolution gimmick.]]

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*** Season 4 is Deconstructing this rather hard. Drago's latest evolution is way too much for him to control and is causing ''a lot'' of problems. It's created an unstoppable engine of destruction that's kicking everyone's butts, threatening to set [[BigBad Mag Mel]] [[SealedEvilInACan out of his prison]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ''completely ruining''' Dan and Drago's reputation with their in-universe fanbase]] because they're fighting poorly due to needing to focus on controlling their power. Then, [[spoiler: he evolves ''AGAIN'' to solve the problems this new evolution caused, but for the last time]]. Basically, [[TheyJustDidntCare the people behind the series didn't really care how much they abused the evolution gimmick.]]
29th Jul '16 1:45:38 PM insanityruin
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Zenoheld, to Hydron.]]



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Hydron, though [[AbusiveParents for good reason]].

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Hydron, though [[AbusiveParents for good reason]].Hydron is ''made'' of this trope.
18th Jul '16 1:34:16 PM insanityruin
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Zenoheld, to Hydron.]]



* AlienInvasion: After [[BigBad Naga]] was destroyed in the first season finale, the next two seasons had extradimensional aliens as their main villains. Its presently unknown is Mag Mel is continuing this trend or not.

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* AlienInvasion: After [[BigBad Naga]] was destroyed in the first season finale, the next two seasons had extradimensional aliens as their main villains. Its presently unknown is Mag Mel is continuing this trend or not.



** Klaus, Spectra, Gus, and possibly Jesse as well.

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** Klaus, Spectra, Gus, and possibly Jesse and Hydron as well.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Hydron, though [[AbusiveParents for good reason]].



* {{Expy}}: as far as anyone's concerned, Spectra is Masquerade 2.0. both wear eye-covering masks, have flamboyant blonde hair, seek to create the "Ultimate Bakugan", and have shocking secret identities.

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* {{Expy}}: as As far as anyone's concerned, Spectra is Masquerade 2.0. both wear eye-covering masks, have flamboyant blonde hair, seek to create the "Ultimate Bakugan", and have shocking secret identities.



** About ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', Hydron pays a passing resemblance to Hilling Care. He also resembles N from ''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokemon Black N White]]''.



** Hmm, it's me or Baron was too [[HeroicBuild 'buffy']] for brawler standard?
** No, 80% of the boys, are {{Bishounen}} to some extent. Other parts is mixed between cute little boys and dude with HeroicBuild. PeripheryDemographic much? Since this series ambiguously run on GenericCuteness, this is debatable but EFFECTIVE.



** 80% of the boys are {{Bishounen}} to some extent. Other parts is mixed between cute little boys and dude with HeroicBuild. PeripheryDemographic much? Since this series ambiguously run on GenericCuteness, this is debatable but EFFECTIVE.



** To date, all of the {{Big Bad}}s
* LaughingMad: Shadow Probe

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** To date, all of the {{Big Bad}}s
Bad}}s.
* LaughingMad: Shadow ProbeProve



* NeverSayDie: Shun's Mom. Mostly subverted otherwise.

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* NeverSayDie: Shun's Mom.mom in the dub. Mostly subverted otherwise.



* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Mira makes an apparent FaceHeelTurn...and proceeds to completely sabotage the Vestals' plans.]]

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* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Mira makes an apparent FaceHeelTurn...and proceeds to completely sabotage the Vestals' Vexos' plans.]]



* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:C Mechravius Destroyer obliterates Bakugan City and everyone in it, as well as succeeds in Bakugan genocide, so Dan and the Brawlers go back in time to stop him. However, it does not save the fallen Nonets, while the last two left alive perform a HeroicSacrifice to make this happen.]]

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:C [[spoiler: Mechravius Destroyer obliterates Bakugan City and everyone in it, as well as succeeds in Bakugan genocide, so Dan and the Brawlers go back in time to stop him. However, it does not save the fallen Nonets, while the last two left alive perform a HeroicSacrifice to make this happen.]]



* SixthRanger: Joe in terms of when he joins the show, and Alice in terms of when she starts brawling, in ''Battle Brawlers''. Shun in ''New Vestroia'', and no, that doesn't need a spoiler. The official site isn't making any attempt to deny that he'll be returning.

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* SixthRanger: Joe in terms of when he joins the show, and Alice in terms of when she starts brawling, in ''Battle Brawlers''. Shun in ''New Vestroia'', and no, that doesn't need a spoiler. The official site isn't making any attempt to deny that he'll be returning.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Mira in ''New Vestroia''; Fabia in ''Gundalian Invaders''.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: While mostly completely unconnected, each season's BigBad is a great deal stronger than the previous one. Their actions also get progressively more evil as they go along as well. Case in point, Zenoheld ''attempted'' genocide but failed, the season four BigBad Mag Mel is said to have been imprisoned for actually committing it.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dan "Kuso". Actually, his last name is supposed to be "Kuusou".

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Mira in ''New Vestroia''; Vestroia'', Fabia in ''Gundalian Invaders''.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: While mostly completely unconnected, each season's BigBad is a great deal stronger than the previous one. Their actions also get progressively more evil as they go along as well. Case in point, while Zenoheld ''attempted'' genocide but failed, the season four BigBad Mag Mel is said to have been imprisoned for actually committing it.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dan "Kuso". Actually, his last name surname is supposed to be spelled "Kuusou".



** Though this is not counted, {{Anime/Zoobles}} is also considered a Spin-off to the Bakugan Toyline since they both got similar concepts of Spherical Toys transforming into figures, except that Zoobles transform using magnetic holders called Happitats, much like the Gate Cards. But when is Bakugan is a TabletopGame, Zoobles are more of toys for girls. When its released in Japan and Korea, it even get more HilariousInHindsight when the Zooble toys can be activated using Magnetic Recipe cards, more of a ShoutOut to the Bakugan's way of activating a Bakugan using a Magnetic Gate Card. Of course, both toys were distributed in Japan by the same company, Sega Toys.

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** Though this is not counted, {{Anime/Zoobles}} is also considered a Spin-off to the Bakugan Toyline since they both got similar concepts of Spherical Toys transforming into figures, except that Zoobles transform using magnetic holders called Happitats, much like the Gate Cards. But when is Bakugan is a TabletopGame, Zoobles are more of toys for girls. When its released in Japan and Korea, it It gets even get more HilariousInHindsight when the Zooble toys can be activated using Magnetic Recipe cards, more of a ShoutOut to the Bakugan's way of activating a Bakugan using a Magnetic Gate Card. Of course, both toys were distributed in Japan by the same company, Sega Toys.



* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Played with the second arc of ''Mechtanium Surge''. Wiseman had a tendency to not let the good guys' Bakugan combine, and would just respond to this attempt with an attack, though in "Jump to Victory" that attack took awhile to rear up so it really didn't make as much sense. In "Enemy Allies", Mechtavius Destroyer attacks ''Dan'' as he is getting ready to bring out Dragonoid Destroyer, and in "Evil Arrival" he attacks Gunz before he gets to finish saying "Bakugan Bra--". Most notably, in "Evil vs. Evil", he doesn't let Betadron, Kodokor, and Mutabrid combine, and keeps slapping Mutabrid around, but no matter how much, he insists on combining and eventually dies. That said, TalkingIsAFreeAction is still in play.

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* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Played with the second arc of ''Mechtanium Surge''. Wiseman had a tendency to not let the good guys' Bakugan combine, and would just respond to this attempt with an attack, though in "Jump to Victory" that attack took awhile to rear up so it really didn't make as much sense. In "Enemy Allies", Mechtavius Destroyer attacks ''Dan'' as he is getting ready to bring out Dragonoid Destroyer, and in "Evil Arrival" he attacks Gunz before he gets to finish saying "Bakugan Bra--".Brawl". Most notably, in "Evil vs. Evil", he doesn't let Betadron, Kodokor, and Mutabrid combine, and keeps slapping Mutabrid around, but no matter how much, he insists on combining and eventually dies. That said, TalkingIsAFreeAction is still in play.
17th Mar '16 6:09:39 PM Breezyfeather
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* WalkOnWater: Played straight in Gundalian Invaders. ''TWICE''.
17th Mar '16 6:06:00 PM Breezyfeather
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** Kazarina and [[spoiler: Nurzak]] get one, too.
17th Mar '16 6:03:24 PM Breezyfeather
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** [[spoiler: Fabia]] starts out as this, but then [[spoiler: Ren]] becomes this after his HeelFaceTurn.
17th Mar '16 5:53:28 PM Breezyfeather
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** Jesse. Just... Jesse. [[spoiler: EVEN HIS SUPPOSED LAST WORDS!]]
18th Jan '16 12:43:14 PM TheHolotome
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* TheArtifact: Julie in ''Gundalian Invaders''; her sole reason for existence is to remind the viewers that the original cast was more gender-balanced.

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* TheArtifact: Julie in ''Gundalian Invaders''; her the sole reason reasons for here existence is there was to give Jake some pointers early on and to remind the viewers that the original cast was more gender-balanced.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Dr. Michael as Hal-G, it seems like everyone is getting brainwashed in ''Gundalian Invaders''

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Dr. Michael as Hal-G, Hal-G. On top of that, it seems like everyone ''everyone'' is getting brainwashed in ''Gundalian Invaders''



** The episode 'Blast from the Past'in the second half of the season is a glaring example. It brought back both Preyas forms, Minx Elfin, Skyress, Gorem, Ingram, the list goes on, but it's basically every partner Bakugan except Drago from previous seasons. [[spoiler: It's a shame they were just there to get beaten though...]]

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** The episode 'Blast from the Past'in Past' in the second half of the season is a glaring example. It brought back both Preyas forms, Minx Elfin, Skyress, Gorem, Ingram, the list goes on, but it's basically every partner Bakugan except Drago from previous seasons. [[spoiler: It's a shame they were just there to get beaten though...]]



** The highest so far has been Drago with 3150 Gs. Granted, this was seen as far to much in-universe, and he was in danger of ''exploding'' but...

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** The highest so far has been Drago with 3150 Gs. Granted, this was seen as far to too much in-universe, and he was in danger of ''exploding'' ''exploding'', but...



* TheIngenue / ProperLady: Alice

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* TheIngenue / ProperLady: TheIngenue[=/=]ProperLady: Alice



* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Jake

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: JakeJake.



** [[spoiler:Brainwashed Jake]] indulges in these, as do many others.



* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Billy (for Julie); Runo (for Dan)

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* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Billy (for Julie); Runo (for Dan)Dan).



* [[WarriorPoet Warrior Thespian]]: Jesse

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* [[WarriorPoet Warrior Thespian]]: JesseJesse.
4th Jan '16 10:28:00 AM insanityruin
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** Dan '' Kuso''. [[BilingualBonus "Kuso" roughly translates to]] ''"shit"'' in English. That's right- IT REALLY MEANS SHIT. This is a ''spectacular'' radar slip for the ages. Just imagine all those little kids watching the show and all the blissfully unaware adults who don't know a lick of Japanese, and then imagine the Japanese who had the balls to name their character Dan "Shit" and know the parents in that country would ''clearly'' understand it. AndThatsTerrible.


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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dan "Kuso". Actually, his last name is supposed to be "Kuusou".
4th Jan '16 7:23:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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All and all, ''Bakugan'' could be seen as a combination of many different popular series. It is in varying parts reminiscent of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (the whole "{{save both worlds}}" thing--overall, it probably skews closest to ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]]''), ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' (the sentient Bakugan is somewhat like the spirit monsters in ''[[Anime/YuGiOhGX GX]]'', and the game is played with cards), Franchise/{{Pokemon}} (in that Pokemon was one of the first "mon" series and this series features battling monsters contained in spherical devices), and ''{{Beyblade}}'' (MerchandiseDriven). There is one notable difference from these series, and that is that the non-human characters are able to talk while in ball form. (Go ahead, there's no instance where a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ever talks to its trainer while inside a Poké Ball.)

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All and all, ''Bakugan'' could be seen as a combination of many different popular series. It is in varying parts reminiscent of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (the whole "{{save both worlds}}" thing--overall, it probably skews closest to ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]]''), ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' (the sentient Bakugan is somewhat like the spirit monsters in ''[[Anime/YuGiOhGX GX]]'', and the game is played with cards), Franchise/{{Pokemon}} (in that Pokemon was one of the first "mon" series and this series features battling monsters contained in spherical devices), and ''{{Beyblade}}'' ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' (MerchandiseDriven). There is one notable difference from these series, and that is that the non-human characters are able to talk while in ball form. (Go ahead, there's no instance where a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ever talks to its trainer while inside a Poké Ball.)



** In the original series, every Bakugan player. Like in season 2 of {{Beyblade}}, they're obligatory equipment.

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** In the original series, every Bakugan player. Like in season 2 of {{Beyblade}}, Anime/{{Beyblade}}, they're obligatory equipment.



* InactionSequence: Like with most [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh card]] and [[{{Beyblade}} toy]] based games. Although when it's averted, it's averted ''awesomely''! [[spoiler: Laser-Sword Fight!]]

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* InactionSequence: Like with most [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh card]] and [[{{Beyblade}} [[Anime/{{Beyblade}} toy]] based games. Although when it's averted, it's averted ''awesomely''! [[spoiler: Laser-Sword Fight!]]
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