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8th May '16 5:57:47 PM Orbiting
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-->'''Voice:''' Basquash... what art thou?
-->'''Dan JD:''' Hey, windbag! Listen up! I'm Dan JD! The one and only original Basquasher!
-->'''Iceman Hotty:''' [='What art thou?'=] I'm Iceman! Iceman Hotty!
-->'''Dan:''' I am... '''ME!'''

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-->'''Voice:''' ->'''Voice:''' Basquash... what art thou?
-->'''Dan ->'''Dan JD:''' Hey, windbag! Listen up! I'm Dan JD! The one and only original Basquasher!
-->'''Iceman ->'''Iceman Hotty:''' [='What art thou?'=] I'm Iceman! Iceman Hotty!
-->'''Dan:''' ->'''Dan:''' I am... '''ME!'''
8th May '16 5:56:34 PM Orbiting
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* TheNthDoctor: [[spoiler:Slash, on his second version for most of the series and his third by the end.]]



* TheChosenOne: The series spends most of its time setting up Dan to be the successor to a legendary figure who saved the world. [[spoiler:Subverted in the last episode: Dan isn't the guy. He's closer than anybody else, but he's not enough. Who will be the one to save Moon Eyes from crashing into Earth Dash? Nobody. Or perhaps I should say, ''everybody''. Everybody is The Legend.]]



* TheNthDoctor: [[spoiler:Slash, on his second version for most of the series and his third by the end]]
8th May '16 5:52:33 PM Orbiting
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-->'''Voice:''' ''Basquash... what art thou?''
-->'''Dan JD:''' ''Hey, windbag! Listen up! I'm Dan JD! The one and only original Basquasher!''
-->'''Iceman Hotty:''' ''[='What art thou?'=] I'm Iceman! Iceman Hotty!''
-->'''Dan:''' ''I am... '''ME!'''''

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-->'''Voice:''' ''Basquash... Basquash... what art thou?''
thou?
-->'''Dan JD:''' ''Hey, Hey, windbag! Listen up! I'm Dan JD! The one and only original Basquasher!''
Basquasher!
-->'''Iceman Hotty:''' ''[='What [='What art thou?'=] I'm Iceman! Iceman Hotty!''
Hotty!
-->'''Dan:''' ''I I am... '''ME!'''''
'''ME!'''



Dan JD is a {{hotblooded}} young man who goes around vandalizing the city as Dunk Mask, swearing revenge against the sport of Bigfoot Basketball, the latest craze. Bigfoots, which have replaced cars on Earth Dash, are giant, lumbering mecha that are used for everything from ambulances to police cars to the basketball game Dan hates, because one of them crippled his sister Coco years ago.

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Dan JD is a {{hotblooded}} young man who goes around vandalizing the city as Dunk Mask, swearing revenge against the sport of Bigfoot Basketball, the latest craze. Bigfoots, which have replaced cars on Earth Dash, are giant, lumbering mecha that are used for everything from ambulances to police cars to the basketball game Dan hates, because one of them crippled maimed his sister Coco years ago.



* AccidentalMisnaming -- Dan keeps twisting Sela's nickname "Platinum Hurricane". He can't seem to remember Rouge's name either, continually calling her "Idol Red".

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* AccidentalMisnaming -- AccidentalMisnaming: Dan keeps twisting Sela's nickname "Platinum Hurricane". He can't seem to remember Rouge's name either, continually calling her "Idol Red".



* AdventureTowns -- Once Dan and crew leave Rollingtown, these become a regular occurrence.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys -- Sela, a pretty skilled Bigfoot user in her own right, wants to get the "genes" of Iceman when she realizes that he is the one who could beat her at her own game. Right, "genes".
* AllMythsAreTrue -- Though in the world of this show, "all myths" includes "the world was created in a basketball game between the gods".

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* AdventureTowns -- AdventureTowns: Once Dan and crew leave Rollingtown, these become a regular occurrence.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys -- AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Sela, a pretty skilled Bigfoot user in her own right, wants to get the "genes" of Iceman when she realizes that he is the one who could beat her at her own game. Right, "genes".
* AllMythsAreTrue -- AllMythsAreTrue: Though in the world of this show, "all myths" includes "the world was created in a basketball game between the gods".



* AwesomeMcCoolname-- While it's not known if these are their real names or stage names, Iceman Hotty and Falcon Lightwing certainly are awesome names to have.
* AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub -- Near the end of the second episode
* BadassNormal -- Dan and Iceman have special ball techniques, so anyone else competent counts.
* BatmanGambit ([[spoiler:Yang set up the entire thing with Eclipse's final concert, counting on Dan to crash the party, restore Rouge's memories, and inadvertently use his Legendary status to cause the moon to fall into [=EarthDash=], giving Yang an excuse to ''destroy it'']])
* BaseOnWheels -- Miyuki's trailer, later employed by all of the main cast to go seeking Basquash wherever the wind takes them.
* BattleInTheRain -- The second half of the finals match against King of Kings. The team does start slipping up because of the rain, facilitating a new pair of Nikes.
* TheBerserker -- Iceman. Out of a Bigfoot, he's totally cool and polite. Even inside one for a while he remains that way... Then, when he has to throw a ball... ('''[[AxCrazy DESTROY! DESTROY!]]''')
* BigEater -- Spanky and Bel Lindon
* {{Bishonen}}/ViewerGenderConfusion -- Slash, James Loan's blue-haired assistant, is apparently a male. The dude wears ''lipstick'', for Pete's sake.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname-- AwesomeMcCoolname: While it's not known if these are their real names or stage names, Iceman Hotty and Falcon Lightwing certainly are awesome names to have.
* AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub -- AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub: Near the end of the second episode
* BadassNormal -- BadassNormal: Dan and Iceman have special ball techniques, so anyone else competent counts.
* BatmanGambit ([[spoiler:Yang BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Yang set up the entire thing with Eclipse's final concert, counting on Dan to crash the party, restore Rouge's memories, and inadvertently use his Legendary status to cause the moon to fall into [=EarthDash=], giving Yang an excuse to ''destroy it'']])
it''.]]
* BaseOnWheels -- BaseOnWheels: Miyuki's trailer, later employed by all of the main cast to go seeking Basquash wherever the wind takes them.
* BattleInTheRain -- BattleInTheRain: The second half of the finals match against King of Kings. The team does start slipping up because of the rain, facilitating a new pair of Nikes.
* TheBerserker -- TheBerserker: Iceman. Out of a Bigfoot, he's totally cool and polite. Even inside one for a while he remains that way... Then, when he has to throw a ball... ('''[[AxCrazy DESTROY! DESTROY!]]''')
* BigEater -- BigEater: Spanky and Bel Lindon
* {{Bishonen}}/ViewerGenderConfusion -- {{Bishonen}}/ViewerGenderConfusion: Slash, James Loan's blue-haired assistant, is apparently a male. The dude wears ''lipstick'', for Pete's sake.



* BuxomIsBetter -- again Haruka's "lunar bust" is quite the envy among most of the female cast, not surprising considering the [[HelloNurse attention she gets from most men]]
* CapedMecha -- When Dunk Mask makes his dramatic entrance, his mecha sports a stylish cape.
* ChekhovsSkill -- Dan, the one who can catch Iceman's Destroy shots, uses the same technique to take away Naviga's ball in Underground. The entire '''Basquash!'''/Lightning Ball phenomenon is shaping up to this, somehow.
* TheChosenOne -- [[spoiler: Certain people on the moon have been cultivating a project for years to find the person of Legend who will stop the moon from crashing into the Earth.]] Dan JD appears to be one, [[spoiler: but he was certainly not the first; hell, his sister was in the running, until her "accident".]]
* [[spoiler:ColonyDrop]]
* ConcertClimax -- Not quite the finale of the series, but a dramatic peak is reached at Eclipse's final concert.
* CrashIntoHello -- Dan runs into Rouge, leading to a FakeOutMakeOut to hide her from her fans. Except for the loony one with a camera who turns the thing into a scandal.
* CurbStompBattle -- Price barely saw what hit him.
* CypherLanguage -- While Earth Dash's language is alien in appearance, it does translate into [[strike:English]] ''[[GratuitousFrench French]]''.

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* BuxomIsBetter -- again BuxomIsBetter: Haruka's "lunar bust" is quite the envy among most of the female cast, not surprising considering the [[HelloNurse attention she gets from most men]]
men]].
* CapedMecha -- CapedMecha: When Dunk Mask makes his dramatic entrance, his mecha sports a stylish cape.
* ChekhovsSkill -- ChekhovsSkill: Dan, the one who can catch Iceman's Destroy shots, uses the same technique to take away Naviga's ball in Underground. The entire '''Basquash!'''/Lightning Ball phenomenon is shaping up to this, somehow.
* TheChosenOne -- TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: Certain people on the moon have been cultivating a project for years to find the person of Legend who will stop the moon from crashing into the Earth.]] Dan JD appears to be one, [[spoiler: but he was certainly not the first; hell, his sister was in the running, until her "accident".]]
* [[spoiler:ColonyDrop]]
ColonyDrop: [[spoiler:The moon is eventually going to fall onto Earth.]]
* ConcertClimax -- ConcertClimax: Not quite the finale of the series, but a dramatic peak is reached at Eclipse's final concert.
* CrashIntoHello -- CrashIntoHello: Dan runs into Rouge, leading to a FakeOutMakeOut to hide her from her fans. Except for the loony one with a camera who turns the thing into a scandal.
* CurbStompBattle -- CurbStompBattle: Price barely saw what hit him.
* CypherLanguage -- CypherLanguage: While Earth Dash's language is alien in appearance, it does translate into [[strike:English]] ''[[GratuitousFrench French]]''.



* DarkIsNotEvil -- Iceman's Destroy balls have a dark aura and are fueled more by anger than passion, but he's still a valuable member of the team.

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* DarkIsNotEvil -- DarkIsNotEvil: Iceman's Destroy balls have a dark aura and are fueled more by anger than passion, but he's still a valuable member of the team.



* DarkSkinnedBlond -- Sela
* DeadpanSnarker -- Coco to Dan, often.

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* DarkSkinnedBlond -- DarkSkinnedBlond: Sela
* DeadpanSnarker -- DeadpanSnarker: Coco to Dan, often.



* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength -- Iceman, especially in episode 8, when Dan constantly chews him out for his "'''DESTROY!!!'''" fever, but he simply cannot grasp that being a complete barbarian during games is ''bad''. In the end, it is revealed that his infamous "destroy balls" are nothing but mere passes. Iceman is simply incapable of NOT throwing them.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything -- During the aftermath of Dunk Mask's premiere basketball game, Sela is knocked down on the ground, the food she was selling (including ice drinks, which ''spill all over her pants'') littered around her. Yet she has a far-off look to her face, is blushing heavily, and says to herself how "good it feels". Make of that what you will.

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* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength -- DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Iceman, especially in episode 8, when Dan constantly chews him out for his "'''DESTROY!!!'''" fever, but he simply cannot grasp that being a complete barbarian during games is ''bad''. In the end, it is revealed that his infamous "destroy balls" are nothing but mere passes. Iceman is simply incapable of NOT throwing them.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything -- DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: During the aftermath of Dunk Mask's premiere basketball game, Sela is knocked down on the ground, the food she was selling (including ice drinks, which ''spill all over her pants'') littered around her. Yet she has a far-off look to her face, is blushing heavily, and says to herself how "good it feels". Make of that what you will.



* DontYouDarePityMe -- Dan passes on a cheque that would erase his national-level debt and leave him set for life because he refuses to accept handouts he didn't earn.
* DudeLooksLikeALady -- Slash. By what magic they happen to know that he is... well, a he, one can only guess, as there is absolutely no confusion, by ''anyone in the show,'' that Slash is male. Ever.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning -- Iceman's approach to [[spoiler:the Lightning Ball]].
* EvolvingCredits -- The scene arrangement of the opening credits changes subtly during the course of the series. Most obvious are the changes from episode 3 to 4 (the first "Eclipse" intro) and the oddball intros of the episodes 7, 9, 12 and 13, but there are also smaller, less notable changes introduced to the default opening credits in some episodes.
* ExtremeOmnivore -- Spanky will eat nearly anything. In the first episode, after finding out that Coco doesn't want the cat-thing Dan bought for her, he immediately eats it.
* {{Fangirl}} -- Flora is a huge Eclipse fan, which allows her to not only exploit a loophole early on in the series, but allows Dan to reach their final concert. Note that this is after her royal status failed to get him in.
* {{Fanservice}} -- Taken to the point of parody.
* FashionableAsymmetry -- Iceman, and he has reason for doing so. [[spoiler:He has a [[ArtificialLimbs mechanical arm and leg]].]]
* FlungClothing -- Flora
** And apparently [[strike: James]] Mr. Perfect can do it too.
* GagBoobs -- Haruka Gracia sports a "Lunar Bust" that's ... well, this ''is'' a show about basketballs, after all.

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* DontYouDarePityMe -- DontYouDarePityMe: Dan passes on a cheque that would erase his national-level debt and leave him set for life because he refuses to accept handouts he didn't earn.
* DudeLooksLikeALady -- DudeLooksLikeALady: Slash. By what magic they happen to know that he is... well, a he, one can only guess, as there is absolutely no confusion, by ''anyone in the show,'' that Slash is male. Ever.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning -- EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Iceman's approach to [[spoiler:the Lightning Ball]].
* EvolvingCredits -- EvolvingCredits: The scene arrangement of the opening credits changes subtly during the course of the series. Most obvious are the changes from episode 3 to 4 (the first "Eclipse" intro) and the oddball intros of the episodes 7, 9, 12 and 13, but there are also smaller, less notable changes introduced to the default opening credits in some episodes.
* ExtremeOmnivore -- ExtremeOmnivore: Spanky will eat nearly anything. In the first episode, after finding out that Coco doesn't want the cat-thing Dan bought for her, he immediately eats it.
* {{Fangirl}} -- {{Fangirl}}: Flora is a huge Eclipse fan, which allows her to not only exploit a loophole early on in the series, but allows Dan to reach their final concert. Note that this is after her royal status failed to get him in.
* {{Fanservice}} -- {{Fanservice}}: Taken to the point of parody.
* FashionableAsymmetry -- FashionableAsymmetry: Iceman, and he has reason for doing so. [[spoiler:He has a [[ArtificialLimbs mechanical arm and leg]].]]
* FlungClothing -- FlungClothing: Flora
** And apparently [[strike: James]] Mr. Perfect can do it too.
* GagBoobs -- GagBoobs: Haruka Gracia sports a "Lunar Bust" that's ... well, this ''is'' a show about basketballs, after all.



* {{Gainaxing}} -- Everything bounces in this show, especially Miyuki and Haruka.
* GentleGiant -- Naviga
* GratuitousEnglish -- "Let's music!"

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* {{Gainaxing}} -- {{Gainaxing}}: Everything bounces in this show, especially Miyuki and Haruka.
* GentleGiant -- GentleGiant: Naviga
* GratuitousEnglish -- GratuitousEnglish: "Let's music!"



* HeroInsurance -- Averted, as Dan is thrown in jail for massive property damage to the stadium.

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* HeroInsurance -- HeroInsurance: Averted, as Dan is thrown in jail for massive property damage to the stadium.



* HesBack -- Dan, right before... getting kicked out of Rolling Town by James. Iceman pulls it on the city of Underground.

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* HesBack -- HesBack: Dan, right before... getting kicked out of Rolling Town by James. Iceman pulls it on the city of Underground.



* HotBlooded -- Dan. Others also have their moments.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction -- Heavily implied late on in the show, Sela's apparent crush on Navi would require some rather... ''extreme'' maneuvers (and perhaps some significant surgical alteration or technological aid) to consummate. This assumes that giants and normal humans are biologically compatible, in any case.

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* HotBlooded -- HotBlooded: Dan. Others also have their moments.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction -- HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Heavily implied late on in the show, Sela's apparent crush on Navi would require some rather... ''extreme'' maneuvers (and perhaps some significant surgical alteration or technological aid) to consummate. This assumes that giants and normal humans are biologically compatible, in any case.



* HumongousMecha -- Leaning more towards the RealRobot side of the spectrum.
* ICouldaBeenAContender -- Coco loved basketball, until the accident that left her wheelchair-bound.

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* HumongousMecha -- HumongousMecha: Leaning more towards the RealRobot side of the spectrum.
* ICouldaBeenAContender -- ICouldaBeenAContender: Coco loved basketball, until the accident that left her wheelchair-bound.



* IdiotHero -- Dan, again. He can barely ''read''.
* IdolSinger -- Eclipse, the trio of singers from the Moon Broadcast System. In a nice little nod, that abbreviates to "MBS", which is the channel ''Basquash!'' airs on. They, too, play Basquash.
* IllGirl -- Coco
* ImprobableWeaponUser -- Dan's and Iceman's Lightning/Destroy shots are one thing. ''Mistah Perfect'' storms a military base armed only with a regular basketball. Rouge tops him by wielding ''Spanky''.
* IndyPloy -- Dan has his own word for it, ''basukaru''.
* InnocentInnuendo -- Miyuki teaching Dan how to pilot his Bigfoot sounds more like she's teaching him something else entirely. When they both leave on the Bigfoot with Miyuki calling out "I'm going on a date!", her grandpa comments that she's "doing it in the wrong order".

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* IdiotHero -- IdiotHero: Dan, again. He can barely ''read''.
* IdolSinger -- IdolSinger: Eclipse, the trio of singers from the Moon Broadcast System. In a nice little nod, that abbreviates to "MBS", which is the channel ''Basquash!'' airs on. They, too, play Basquash.
* IllGirl -- IllGirl: Coco
* ImprobableWeaponUser -- ImprobableWeaponUser: Dan's and Iceman's Lightning/Destroy shots are one thing. ''Mistah Perfect'' storms a military base armed only with a regular basketball. Rouge tops him by wielding ''Spanky''.
* IndyPloy -- IndyPloy: Dan has his own word for it, ''basukaru''.
* InnocentInnuendo -- InnocentInnuendo: Miyuki teaching Dan how to pilot his Bigfoot sounds more like she's teaching him something else entirely. When they both leave on the Bigfoot with Miyuki calling out "I'm going on a date!", her grandpa comments that she's "doing it in the wrong order".



* InstantExpert -- Dan does not only know how to use a Bigfoot from the start but also how to play basketball with one better than anyone did before.

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* InstantExpert -- InstantExpert: Dan does not only know how to use a Bigfoot from the start but also how to play basketball with one better than anyone did before.



* InterspeciesRomance -- A romance seems to be budding between [[spoiler:: Sela and Naviga]]. Something tells me the process of "getting his genes" won't work that well.
* KissOfLife -- [[spoiler: Rouge gives one to Dan]]
* LargeHam (MISTAAH PAAAAAAFECTO!)
* LaserGuidedAmnesia ([[spoiler:Rouge's memories of Dan were erased as part of her treatment.]])
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall -- The Eclipse concert that starts off episode nine begins with "nO limiT", which Citron tells the audience to sing along with. The concert audience, that is, even though her comment leads directly into the opening credits.
* LittleMissSnarker -- Coco, of the BrokenBird variety.
* LoopholeAbuse -- Eclipse's Basquash game runs the length of "Running On", which the team abides by. When Rouge is "unable" to continue singing, Flora intervenes and says that Eclipse does not necessarily have to be the ones singing. She and the crowd finish off the song, letting the match continue.
* {{Malaproper}} -- Dan rarely ever calls something or someone by the correct name the first time around.
* MeaningfulName -- The Princess's cover identity is Alan ''Naismith''. James Naismith was the inventor of basketball itself.
* MegaTwintails-- Flora Skybloom.
* MidSeasonUpgrade -- Team Basquash receives an upgrade to their mecha in the middle of battle, but the series being what it is, it has nothing to do with the Bigfoot mecha themselves. It's their ''shoes'' that get the upgrade.

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* InterspeciesRomance -- InterspeciesRomance: A romance seems to be budding between [[spoiler:: Sela [[spoiler:Sela and Naviga]]. Something tells me the process of "getting his genes" won't work that well.
Naviga]].
* KissOfLife -- KissOfLife: [[spoiler: Rouge gives one to Dan]]
* LargeHam (MISTAAH PAAAAAAFECTO!)
LargeHam: MISTAAH PAAAAAAFECTO!
* LaserGuidedAmnesia ([[spoiler:Rouge's LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Rouge's memories of Dan were erased as part of her treatment.]])
]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall -- LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The Eclipse concert that starts off episode nine begins with "nO limiT", which Citron tells the audience to sing along with. The concert audience, that is, even though her comment leads directly into the opening credits.
* LittleMissSnarker -- LittleMissSnarker: Coco, of the BrokenBird variety.
* LoopholeAbuse -- LoopholeAbuse: Eclipse's Basquash game runs the length of "Running On", which the team abides by. When Rouge is "unable" to continue singing, Flora intervenes and says that Eclipse does not necessarily have to be the ones singing. She and the crowd finish off the song, letting the match continue.
* {{Malaproper}} -- {{Malaproper}}: Dan rarely ever calls something or someone by the correct name the first time around.
* MeaningfulName -- MeaningfulName: The Princess's cover identity is Alan ''Naismith''. James Naismith was the inventor of basketball itself.
* MegaTwintails-- MegaTwintails: Flora Skybloom.
* MidSeasonUpgrade -- MidSeasonUpgrade: Team Basquash receives an upgrade to their mecha in the middle of battle, but the series being what it is, it has nothing to do with the Bigfoot mecha themselves. It's their ''shoes'' that get the upgrade.



** EleventhHourSuperPower -- Once again, ''the shoes''.
* MindControlEyes -- [[spoiler:"Upgraded" Rouge]]
* MissedTheCall -- Most of the major characters actually JumpedAtTheCall... but in some way or another, failed.
* MsFanservice -- Miyuki, for about two episodes before being overshadowed by Haruka Gracia.
* MundaneUtility -- The Bigfoots have many uses, but their most popular is playing basketball.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - Price of Hell, and for a [[PsychoForHire pretty good reason]].
* NeverTrustATitle -- Episode 1: "I Am Legend". [[spoiler:He isn't.]] Episode 2: "Legend is Dead." [[spoiler:It's not.]]
* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job waking it, Legend.]]
* NonHumanSidekick -- All the players on Team Basquash (except Naviga) have a Pet Accessory. Dan has Spanky (also his headgear), Sela has Crawly (her gloves), Flora has her butterfly butler (her ribbon) and Iceman's CoolShades are alive -- they're a pair of lizards named Lefty and Righty.
* NoSmoking -- James Lone does have an OralFixation, but it's with a bubble blower. At least the bubbles are pretty.
* OurGiantsAreBigger -- Naviga, one of the moon giants, joins the cast. All signs point to him being the one with the "genes" Sela desires.
* OutOfClothesExperience -- Rouge's coma dream at the end of Episode 20
* PaperThinDisguise -- Everyone knows "Mr. Perfect" is James. Hell, he doesn't even bother to put away the bubble pipe.
* ParodyCommercial -- The show's twelfth episode is very experimental compared to your normal episode in that it suddenly ends the episode at the halfway point and plays commercials for things that only exist in the world of the show, such as the Moon Resort.
* [[PutOnABus Put On A ]][[strike:Bus]] [[PutOnABus Spaceship]] -- Rouge and the rest of Eclipse
* PoweredArmor -- [[spoiler:The "Bigfoot" that Dan engages in a basketball match with underground.]]
* ThePowerOfRock -- Not only can Eclipse sing, not only can they play basketball in mecha, they can do ''both at the same time''.
* ProductPlacement -- ''Basquash!'' would like to remind you that it is sponsored by Nike. The Bigfoots sport ''gigantic'' air jordans!

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** EleventhHourSuperPower -- EleventhHourSuperPower: Once again, ''the shoes''.
* MindControlEyes -- MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:"Upgraded" Rouge]]
* MissedTheCall -- MissedTheCall: Most of the major characters actually JumpedAtTheCall... but in some way or another, failed.
* MsFanservice -- MsFanservice: Miyuki, for about two episodes before being overshadowed by Haruka Gracia.
* MundaneUtility -- MundaneUtility: The Bigfoots have many uses, but their most popular is playing basketball.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Price of Hell, and for a [[PsychoForHire pretty good reason]].
* NeverTrustATitle -- NeverTrustATitle: Episode 1: "I Am Legend". [[spoiler:He isn't.]] Episode 2: "Legend is Dead." [[spoiler:It's not.]]
* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nice job waking it, Legend.]]
Legend.
* NonHumanSidekick -- NonHumanSidekick: All the players on Team Basquash (except Naviga) have a Pet Accessory. Dan has Spanky (also his headgear), Sela has Crawly (her gloves), Flora has her butterfly butler (her ribbon) and Iceman's CoolShades are alive -- they're a pair of lizards named Lefty and Righty.
* NoSmoking -- NoSmoking: James Lone does have an OralFixation, but it's with a bubble blower. At least the bubbles are pretty.
* OurGiantsAreBigger -- OurGiantsAreBigger: Naviga, one of the moon giants, joins the cast. All signs point to him being the one with the "genes" Sela desires.
* OutOfClothesExperience -- OutOfClothesExperience: Rouge's coma dream at the end of Episode 20
* PaperThinDisguise -- PaperThinDisguise: Everyone knows "Mr. Perfect" is James. Hell, he doesn't even bother to put away the bubble pipe.
* ParodyCommercial -- ParodyCommercial: The show's twelfth episode is very experimental compared to your normal episode in that it suddenly ends the episode at the halfway point and plays commercials for things that only exist in the world of the show, such as the Moon Resort.
* [[PutOnABus Put On A ]][[strike:Bus]] [[PutOnABus Spaceship]] -- PutOnABus: Rouge and the rest of Eclipse
Eclipse.
* PoweredArmor -- PoweredArmor: [[spoiler:The "Bigfoot" that Dan engages in a basketball match with underground.]]
* ThePowerOfRock -- ThePowerOfRock: Not only can Eclipse sing, not only can they play basketball in mecha, they can do ''both at the same time''.
* ProductPlacement -- ProductPlacement: ''Basquash!'' would like to remind you that it is sponsored by Nike. The Bigfoots sport ''gigantic'' air jordans!



* PromotionToOpeningTitles -- Inverted. You'd think the three singers in the opening sequence were just there to pretty it up and cameo in the actual show, but...
* PsychoForHire -- Price of Hell, although it's heavily implied that he only does it ForTheEvulz
* PunnyName -- Jan Harris, who prefers to be called "Germana". Say that three times fast.
* RebelliousPrincess -- Flora, who escapes and makes her way into Dan's inner circle.
* RedLightDistrict -- The Underground, an area where Dan is instantly thrown into a death match, Iceman is cornered by thugs, and Sela and Flora gather information in a (mostly) tasteful strip club.
* RoomDisservice -- Iceman uses this tactic to sneak into Falcon's hotel room.
* RuleOfCool -- The plot involves HumongousMecha playing street basketball, if this isn't cool then I don't know what is!
* SayMyName -- 26 is full of it. "Dan!" "Iceman!" "Sela!" "Navi!" "Rouge!" "BASQUAAAASH!"
* ScarsAreForever -- Iceman's Destroy balls leave giant basketball-shaped bruises on someone who gets a direct hit. Yeowch.

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* PromotionToOpeningTitles -- PromotionToOpeningTitles: Inverted. You'd think the three singers in the opening sequence were just there to pretty it up and cameo in the actual show, but...
* PsychoForHire -- PsychoForHire: Price of Hell, although it's heavily implied that he only does it ForTheEvulz
* PunnyName -- PunnyName: Jan Harris, who prefers to be called "Germana". Say that three times fast.
* RebelliousPrincess -- RebelliousPrincess: Flora, who escapes and makes her way into Dan's inner circle.
* RedLightDistrict -- RedLightDistrict: The Underground, an area where Dan is instantly thrown into a death match, Iceman is cornered by thugs, and Sela and Flora gather information in a (mostly) tasteful strip club.
* RoomDisservice -- RoomDisservice: Iceman uses this tactic to sneak into Falcon's hotel room.
* RuleOfCool -- RuleOfCool: The plot involves HumongousMecha playing street basketball, if this isn't cool then I don't know what is!
* SayMyName -- SayMyName: 26 is full of it. "Dan!" "Iceman!" "Sela!" "Navi!" "Rouge!" "BASQUAAAASH!"
* ScarsAreForever -- ScarsAreForever: Iceman's Destroy balls leave giant basketball-shaped bruises on someone who gets a direct hit. Yeowch.



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules -- Or rather ''Screw the money - I prefer to have no rules''.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney -- James Lone abuses his position and wealth to both steal and restrict streetball, something Dan calls him out on.
* SeriousBusiness -- Slash's response to impending apocalypse is to form a new Basquash league. It's telling about the ''Basquash!'' universe that he ''knows what he's doing''.

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules -- ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Or rather ''Screw the money - I prefer to have no rules''.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney -- ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: James Lone abuses his position and wealth to both steal and restrict streetball, something Dan calls him out on.
* SeriousBusiness -- SeriousBusiness: Slash's response to impending apocalypse is to form a new Basquash league. It's telling about the ''Basquash!'' universe that he ''knows what he's doing''.



* SerialEscalation -- Pretty much the entire first seven episodes.
-->'''Dan:''' (Pointing at the sky in Kamina-esque style) Alright! The next goal is the Moon! Let's do this!
* SheIsAllGrownUp -- Miyuki, to Dan's surprise.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend -- Done by Dan and Rouge simultaneously.
* ShipTease -- A lot of possible relations are hinted, like [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Dan/Miyuki]], Sela/Iceman or Dan/Flora, but when you think about the RuleOfDrama only Dan/Rouge has a realistic chance to become the OfficialCouple.

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* SerialEscalation -- SerialEscalation: Pretty much the entire first seven episodes.
-->'''Dan:''' (Pointing ''[Pointing at the sky in Kamina-esque style) style]'' Alright! The next goal is the Moon! Let's do this!
* SheIsAllGrownUp -- SheIsAllGrownUp: Miyuki, to Dan's surprise.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend -- SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Done by Dan and Rouge simultaneously.
* ShipTease -- ShipTease: A lot of possible relations are hinted, like [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Dan/Miyuki]], Sela/Iceman or Dan/Flora, but when you think about the RuleOfDrama only Dan/Rouge has a realistic chance to become the OfficialCouple.



* ShoutOut -- There's a few refrences to ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'' if you pay attention.
* ShowerOfAngst -- The Eclipse Girls [[LesYay have one together]] in Episode 23.
* SkinshipGrope -- Sela does this to Flora in episode 17.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay -- Episode 22.

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* ShoutOut -- ShoutOut: There's a few refrences to ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'' if you pay attention.
* ShowerOfAngst -- ShowerOfAngst: The Eclipse Girls [[LesYay have one together]] in Episode 23.
* SkinshipGrope -- SkinshipGrope: Sela does this to Flora in episode 17.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay -- SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Episode 22.



* StealthHiBye -- Slash is a rabid fan of this.
* SweetPollyOliver -- Flora disguises herself as "Alan Naismith" by hiding her hair in a baseball cap and wearing boyish clothes. In fairness, she goes for a cute little boy look, which is easy for her age (and the animation style helps).
* SuperSentaiStance -- After Team Basquash upgrades their shoes, they pull off one of these for mostly no reason, but it does look cool.

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* StealthHiBye -- StealthHiBye: Slash is a rabid fan of this.
* SweetPollyOliver -- SweetPollyOliver: Flora disguises herself as "Alan Naismith" by hiding her hair in a baseball cap and wearing boyish clothes. In fairness, she goes for a cute little boy look, which is easy for her age (and the animation style helps).
* SuperSentaiStance -- SuperSentaiStance: After Team Basquash upgrades their shoes, they pull off one of these for mostly no reason, but it does look cool.



* TheChosenOne -- The series spends most of its time setting up Dan to be the successor to a legendary figure who saved the world. [[spoiler:Subverted in the last episode: Dan isn't the guy. He's closer than anybody else, but he's not enough. Who will be the one to save Moon Eyes from crashing into Earth Dash? Nobody. Or perhaps I should say, ''everybody''. Everybody is The Legend.]]
* ThemeMusicPowerUp -- The opening and title card are deliberately held back in episode seven, saved for a truly ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]'' comeback by Dan. This repeats in episode 22 when the second opening theme plays over [[spoiler:Rouge reawakening her memories.]]

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* TheChosenOne -- TheChosenOne: The series spends most of its time setting up Dan to be the successor to a legendary figure who saved the world. [[spoiler:Subverted in the last episode: Dan isn't the guy. He's closer than anybody else, but he's not enough. Who will be the one to save Moon Eyes from crashing into Earth Dash? Nobody. Or perhaps I should say, ''everybody''. Everybody is The Legend.]]
* ThemeMusicPowerUp -- ThemeMusicPowerUp: The opening and title card are deliberately held back in episode seven, saved for a truly ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]'' comeback by Dan. This repeats in episode 22 when the second opening theme plays over [[spoiler:Rouge reawakening her memories.]]



* TheNthDoctor -- [[spoiler:Slash, on his second version for most of the series and his third by the end]]
* TotallyRadical -- Naming your gang of {{delinquents}} "The Worst" doesn't really strike fear into the hearts of the people.

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* TheNthDoctor -- TheNthDoctor: [[spoiler:Slash, on his second version for most of the series and his third by the end]]
* TotallyRadical -- TotallyRadical: Naming your gang of {{delinquents}} "The Worst" doesn't really strike fear into the hearts of the people.



* TransformingMecha -- In as plausible a way as possible, Bigfoots can also fold into a more compact form with the car body as an actual car and the rest as a trailer.
* TricksterMentor -- [[spoiler:James is initially painted to be an antagonist, but all he really wants to do is to cultivate Dan into [[TheChosenOne "the man of legend"]].]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend -- Miyuki.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal -- Everyone except Dan caught onto the fact that "Alan" was actually a girl. And even when confronted with undeniable proof, he still thought it was "Alan" crossdressing. He didn't catch on because he spends so much time around Miyuki and Haruka, and their figures aren't '''that''' different...
* UrbanSegregation -- The distance is relatively large, but the difference between Mooneyes and Rollingtown is clear. Dan wants to get to the moon to heal Coco because their technology is worlds ahead of Earth Dash's.

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* TransformingMecha -- TransformingMecha: In as plausible a way as possible, Bigfoots can also fold into a more compact form with the car body as an actual car and the rest as a trailer.
* TricksterMentor -- TricksterMentor: [[spoiler:James is initially painted to be an antagonist, but all he really wants to do is to cultivate Dan into [[TheChosenOne "the man of legend"]].]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend -- UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Miyuki.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal -- UnsettlingGenderReveal: Everyone except Dan caught onto the fact that "Alan" was actually a girl. And even when confronted with undeniable proof, he still thought it was "Alan" crossdressing. He didn't catch on because he spends so much time around Miyuki and Haruka, and their figures aren't '''that''' different...
* UrbanSegregation -- UrbanSegregation: The distance is relatively large, but the difference between Mooneyes and Rollingtown is clear. Dan wants to get to the moon to heal Coco because their technology is worlds ahead of Earth Dash's.



* WaifFu -- Sela's not really that muscular, yet she can beat up a group of delinquents all at once.
* WeakButSkilled -- The Old Timers team, who, despite their age and junk Bigfoots, nearly take out Team Basquash through a combination of mind games and, according to Flora, a "scarily high skill level". Sela overcomes her [[SingleIssuePsychology issues]] just in time to pull off an epic dunk and save the day.
* WhamEpisode -- 22.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer -- Episode 16 throws Dan into a DuelToTheDeath. How does he defeat his superior opponent? [[spoiler: By repeatedly throwing a basketball at him]].

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* WaifFu -- WaifFu: Sela's not really that muscular, yet she can beat up a group of delinquents all at once.
* WeakButSkilled -- WeakButSkilled: The Old Timers team, who, despite their age and junk Bigfoots, nearly take out Team Basquash through a combination of mind games and, according to Flora, a "scarily high skill level". Sela overcomes her [[SingleIssuePsychology issues]] just in time to pull off an epic dunk and save the day.
* WhamEpisode -- WhamEpisode: 22.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer -- WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Episode 16 throws Dan into a DuelToTheDeath. How does he defeat his superior opponent? [[spoiler: By repeatedly throwing a basketball at him]].



* WrenchWench -- Miyuki, resident Bigfoot mechanic.
* YinYangBomb -- It seems like both Dan's and Iceman's Lightning Balls will save the world together in the end.

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* WrenchWench -- WrenchWench: Miyuki, resident Bigfoot mechanic.
* YinYangBomb -- YinYangBomb: It seems like both Dan's and Iceman's Lightning Balls will save the world together in the end.
21st Oct '14 9:26:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ShoutOut -- There's a few refrences to ObanStarRacers if you pay attention.

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* ShoutOut -- There's a few refrences to ObanStarRacers ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'' if you pay attention.
18th Aug '14 12:27:37 PM rexpensive
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* FiveManBand
** TheHero -- Dan
** TheLancer -- Sela
** TheBigGuy -- Iceman
** TheSmartGuy -- Miyuki
** TheChick / TagalongKid -- Alan a.k.a Princess Flora
** SixthRanger -- Navi
** TheMentor -- Haruka/Miyuki's Grandpa
** TeamPet -- Spanky, Crawly, Jiiya, Lefty and Righty
*** Alternatively, since Navi showed up right after Iceman left, he could be a replacement [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]].
**** And fits the trope better than Iceman, by virtue of being a literal [[GentleGiant Gentle Giant]].
22nd Apr '14 6:26:42 AM Bakazuki
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* MyBreastsAreDownHere -- Haruka Gracia. Not only she sports a rather generous cleavage window, but you can see some "hand-shaped" dark marks placed on the lower side of her boobs.
12th Apr '14 4:35:30 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* PortmanteauSeriesNickname -- A peculiar example of this being the ''actual'' name; "Basquash" seems to be a mixture of "Basketball" and "Sasquash" (ie "Bigfoot.")
** Given Dan's penchant for ricocheting, wouldn't it more likely just be a portmaneau of "Basketball" and "Squash?"
** Or alternatively, "Basketball" and "Boobsquash".
12th Apr '14 4:32:18 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* FashionableAsymmetry -- Iceman, and he has reason for doing so. [[spoiler:He has a [[ArtificialLimbs mechanical arm and leg]].]]



* FanNickname -- Boobsquash. For why see below, especially Miyuki and Haruka


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* FashionableAsymmetry -- Iceman, and he has reason for doing so. [[spoiler:He has a [[ArtificialLimbs mechanical arm and leg]].]]
12th Apr '14 4:30:36 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* ExecutiveMeddling Director Itagaki Shin, chief animator Hirata Katsuzo and other staff [[http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=90769 were fired]] after episode 9 because of low Blu-ray sales of Vol. 1, and it seems the majority of fans ultimately [[http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=120135 didn't like]] the turn the series took with the new staff.
12th Apr '14 4:29:41 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* ActorAllusion -- Relationships are blooming between [[{{Kannagi}} Rouge and Dan]] and [[MacrossFrontier Citron and Iceman]]. The only way to make the last one more complete is if it was Citron-Iceman-Spanky.
** Not on a romantic note, but [[PsychoForHire Price of Hell (Ali al Sarchez)]] declares the beginning of his fight with [[HotBlooded Iceman Hottie (Graham Aker)]] by shouting [[{{Gundam00}} 'LOCKON DESU!']]
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