History Series / AceLightning

15th Mar '17 11:09:19 AM Evilgidgit
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The [[SupportingProtagonist protagonist]] is 13-year-old Mark Hollander, who has just immigrated to [[strike:Canada]] North America from England. However getting to grips with life on the other side of the pond turns out to be the least of his problems, when, on the first night in their new home, the aerial of Mark's house is struck by lightning. As chance would have it, Mark was at that exact moment engaged in his favorite videogame: ''Ace Lightning and the Carnival of Doom'', and had discovered a level which wasn't supposed to exist. Turns out this isn't an ordinary copy of ''Ace Lightning''. The next thing Mark knows the characters of his videogame - good and bad alike- have come to life and are engaging in battle in his back yard. Mark is somewhat reluctantly elected as Ace Lightning's new sidekick, and dragged into a quest to locate the seven shattered pieces of [[MacGuffin The Amulet of Zoar]] which will give its wielder power over the entire universe. Ace and the villains are convinced that the real world is just another level from the game (albeit, from their perspective, a rather strange one), and treat it as such. Mark's new life just became a lot more complicated.

While Mark is initially reluctant, and Ace is naive about the way things work in 'Reality', the two of them develop an understanding which grows into friendship. As the show goes on more characters arrive, both good and evil, and eventually we have the arrival of the mysterious Master Programmer, and his Avatar, the new head villain: Kilobyte, who makes Lord Fear look like a mewling bag of kittens.

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The [[SupportingProtagonist protagonist]] is 13-year-old Mark Hollander, who has just immigrated to [[strike:Canada]] North America from England. However getting to grips with life on the other side of the pond turns out to be the least of his problems, when, on the first night in their new home, the aerial of Mark's house is struck by lightning. As chance would have it, Mark was at that exact moment engaged in his favorite videogame: ''Ace Lightning and the Carnival of Doom'', and had discovered a level which wasn't supposed to exist. Turns out this isn't an ordinary copy of ''Ace Lightning''. The next thing Mark knows the characters of his videogame - good and bad alike- have come to life and are engaging in battle in his back yard. Mark is somewhat reluctantly elected as Ace Lightning's new sidekick, and dragged into a quest to locate the seven shattered pieces of [[MacGuffin The Amulet of Zoar]] which will give its wielder power over the entire universe. Ace and the villains are convinced that the real world is just another level from the game (albeit, ([[FishOutOfWater albeit, from their perspective, a rather strange one), one]]), and treat it as such. Mark's new life just became a lot more complicated.

While Mark is initially reluctant, and Ace is naive about the way things work in 'Reality', "Reality", the two of them develop an understanding which grows into friendship. As the show goes on more characters arrive, both good and evil, and eventually we have the arrival of the mysterious Master Programmer, and his Avatar, avatar, the new head villain: Kilobyte, who makes Lord Fear look like a mewling bag of kittens.



Ace Lightning regularly attempts to mock the tropes associated with the Superhero genre and at no point tries to hide from the fact that it is, essentially, a superhero parody that occasionally plays things straight. Every CGI character in the show is a stereotype of more traditional heroes. You've got your spunky red headed sidekick, your bewitching black widow, and your villain who just happens to look like a living skeleton. Ace is a typical superhero; super strong, super fast, able to shoot lightning energy from his hands, and surviving on electrical power sources. ''Ace Lightning'' shows the audience what ''really'' happens when you stick a person with those kinds of abilities into a world which wasn't built to accommodate them. The humans meanwhile, are normal (mostly) people living ordinary lives which contrast garishly with the superheroes. And while Ace is learning the finer points of humanity from Mark, Mark is learning that sometimes, a hero's gotta do what a hero's gotta do.

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Ace Lightning ''Ace Lightning'' regularly attempts to mock the tropes associated with the Superhero genre and at no point tries to hide from the fact that it is, essentially, a superhero parody that occasionally plays things straight. Every CGI character in the show is a stereotype of more traditional heroes. You've got your spunky red headed sidekick, your bewitching black widow, and your villain who just happens to look like a living skeleton. Ace is a typical superhero; super strong, super fast, able to shoot lightning energy from his hands, and surviving on electrical power sources. ''Ace Lightning'' shows the audience what ''really'' happens when you stick a person with those kinds of abilities into a world which wasn't built to accommodate them. The humans meanwhile, are normal (mostly) people living ordinary lives which contrast garishly with the superheroes. And while Ace is learning the finer points of humanity from Mark, Mark is learning that sometimes, a hero's gotta do what a hero's gotta do.



11th Feb '17 3:46:12 AM starofjusticev21
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* CutShort

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* CutShortCutShort: The second season was angling pretty hard for a sequel despite being only half as long as the first. It didn't work, so we got NoEnding.
12th Nov '16 7:50:52 PM TheUsualSuspect
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* TheSoCalledCoward: Mark's Dad is shown up on a camping trip by another arrogant father who boasts about his toughness. When the villains attack Mark's Dad fights them and directs the teenager campers how to defend themselves. The other dad ran away.
15th Aug '16 1:36:39 AM kirara19
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* SadisticChoice: Mark, at the end of the series, has the dilemma of choosing whether to allow Lord Fear to take over the world, or deleting the videogame (including Ace, Sparx and Random) from his harddrive, and therefore removing the heroes from existence. (The fact that he even considered it then, and never even thought of it towards the end of the last series, says a lot for his character development.)
** Then again, maybe Kilobyte can't actually be deleted because he's not a part of the preexisting game. He ''could'' be a completely different file. [[FridgeBrilliance So imagine deleting everyone else aaaand ''leaving'' Kilobyte...]]

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* SadisticChoice: Mark, at the end of the series, has the dilemma of choosing whether to allow Lord Fear to take over the world, or deleting the videogame (including Ace, Sparx and Random) from his harddrive, hard drive, and therefore removing the heroes from existence. (The fact that he even considered it then, and never even thought of it towards the end of the last series, says a lot for his character development.)
** Then again, maybe Kilobyte can't actually be deleted because he's not a part of the preexisting game. He ''could'' be a completely different file. [[FridgeBrilliance So imagine deleting everyone else aaaand ''leaving'' Kilobyte...]]
)
11th Jul '16 12:39:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Sparx.
26th May '16 4:15:53 PM Someoneman
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* ChaseScene: Occurs during Mark's driving lesson when [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Lord Fear decides to pursue the training car in his Doom Cycle]]. The tutor is not amused by Mark's... ahem, escape attempt.

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* ChaseScene: Occurs during Mark's driving lesson when [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Lord Fear decides to pursue the training car in his Doom Cycle]].Cycle. The tutor is not amused by Mark's... ahem, escape attempt.
18th Mar '16 4:28:05 PM nombretomado
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!!''AceLightning'' contains examples of:

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!!''AceLightning'' !!This show contains examples of:
25th Nov '15 6:38:01 PM FF32
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* ShapeShifter: Lady Illusion can shape shift into any form she desires (and [[WordOfGod supposedly also into objects, though this was never observed in the series]]).

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* ShapeShifter: ShapeShifting: Lady Illusion can shape shift into any form she desires (and [[WordOfGod supposedly also into objects, though this was never observed in the series]]).
3rd Nov '15 7:39:24 PM TitoMosquito
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''AceLightning'' was one of the first weekly television shows to involve CGI animated effects as a substantial part of every episode, making the show both WesternAnimation and LiveActionTV. The series is filmed live action with the videogame characters Ace created in 3D digital and blue screened in afterwards.

The [[SupportingProtagonist protagonist]] is 13-year-old Mark Hollander, who has just immigrated to [[strike:Canada]] North America from England. However getting to grips with life on the other side of the pond turns out to be the least of his problems, when, on the first night in their new home, the aerial of Mark's house is struck by lightning. As chance would have it, Mark was at that exact moment engaged in his favorite videogame: ''Ace Lightning and the Carnival of Doom'', and had discovered a level which wasn't supposed to exist. Turns out this isn't an ordinary copy of ''Ace Lightning''. The next thing Mark knows the characters of his videogame - good and bad alike- have come to life and are engaging in battle in his back yard. Mark is somewhat reluctantly elected as Ace Lightning's new sidekick, and dragged into a quest to locate the seven shattered pieces of [[MacGuffin The Amulet of Zoar]] which will give its wielder power over the entire universe. Ace and the villains are convinced that the real world is just another level from the game (albeit, from their perspective, a rather strange one), and treat it as such. Mark's new life just became a lot more complicated.

While Mark is initially reluctant, and Ace is naive about the way things work in 'Reality', the two of them develop an understanding which grows into friendship. As the show goes on more characters arrive, both good and evil, and eventually we have the arrival of the mysterious Master Programmer, and his Avatar, the new head villain: Kilobyte, who makes Lord Fear look like a mewling bag of kittens.

The series starts out as a jaunt into the world of One Boy and His Superhero and later develops into a mire of [[OrderVersusChaos Good Versus Evil]], the nature of emotions in [[ArtificialHuman Artifical Beings]], [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld complex social networking while saving the world in your spare time]], the nature of what is truly 'real', and even vague suggestions of Necrophilia and Metaphysical Ethics for the more observant (or obsessive) members of the fandom.

For most, however, it's just a show about a superhero completely out of his depth in the real world, and a boy trying not to let his newfound 'hero' status impact on his social life. You know. The usual.

Ace Lightning regularly attempts to mock the tropes associated with the Superhero genre and at no point tries to hide from the fact that it is, essentially, a superhero parody that occasionally plays things straight. Every CGI character in the show is a stereotype of more traditional heroes. You've got your spunky red headed sidekick, your bewitching black widow, and your villain who just happens to look like a living skeleton. Ace is a typical superhero; super strong, super fast, able to shoot lightning energy from his hands, and surviving on electrical power sources. ''Ace Lightning'' shows the audience what ''really'' happens when you stick a person with those kinds of abilities into a world which wasn't built to accommodate them. The humans meanwhile, are normal (mostly) people living ordinary lives which contrast garishly with the superheroes. And while Ace is learning the finer points of humanity from Mark, Mark is learning that sometimes, a hero's gotta do what a hero's gotta do.

''AceLightning'' has a small but loyal fanbase which, oddly enough, seems to contain a great many teenage females as well as the show's original demographic of 10-to-14-year-old boys.


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''AceLightning'' ''Ace Lightning'' was one of the first weekly television shows to involve CGI animated effects as a substantial part of every episode, making the show both WesternAnimation and LiveActionTV. The series is filmed live action live-action with the videogame video game characters Ace created in 3D digital and blue screened in afterwards.

afterwards.

The [[SupportingProtagonist protagonist]] is 13-year-old Mark Hollander, who has just immigrated to [[strike:Canada]] North America from England. However getting to grips with life on the other side of the pond turns out to be the least of his problems, when, on the first night in their new home, the aerial of Mark's house is struck by lightning. As chance would have it, Mark was at that exact moment engaged in his favorite videogame: ''Ace Lightning and the Carnival of Doom'', and had discovered a level which wasn't supposed to exist. Turns out this isn't an ordinary copy of ''Ace Lightning''. The next thing Mark knows the characters of his videogame - good and bad alike- have come to life and are engaging in battle in his back yard. Mark is somewhat reluctantly elected as Ace Lightning's new sidekick, and dragged into a quest to locate the seven shattered pieces of [[MacGuffin The Amulet of Zoar]] which will give its wielder power over the entire universe. Ace and the villains are convinced that the real world is just another level from the game (albeit, from their perspective, a rather strange one), and treat it as such. Mark's new life just became a lot more complicated.

complicated.

While Mark is initially reluctant, and Ace is naive about the way things work in 'Reality', the two of them develop an understanding which grows into friendship. As the show goes on more characters arrive, both good and evil, and eventually we have the arrival of the mysterious Master Programmer, and his Avatar, the new head villain: Kilobyte, who makes Lord Fear look like a mewling bag of kittens.

kittens.

The series starts out as a jaunt into the world of One Boy and His Superhero and later develops into a mire of [[OrderVersusChaos Good Versus Evil]], the nature of emotions in [[ArtificialHuman Artifical Beings]], [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld complex social networking while saving the world in your spare time]], the nature of what is truly 'real', and even vague suggestions of Necrophilia and Metaphysical Ethics for the more observant (or obsessive) members of the fandom.

fandom.

For most, however, it's just a show about a superhero completely out of his depth in the real world, and a boy trying not to let his newfound 'hero' status impact on his social life. You know. The usual.

usual.

Ace Lightning regularly attempts to mock the tropes associated with the Superhero genre and at no point tries to hide from the fact that it is, essentially, a superhero parody that occasionally plays things straight. Every CGI character in the show is a stereotype of more traditional heroes. You've got your spunky red headed sidekick, your bewitching black widow, and your villain who just happens to look like a living skeleton. Ace is a typical superhero; super strong, super fast, able to shoot lightning energy from his hands, and surviving on electrical power sources. ''Ace Lightning'' shows the audience what ''really'' happens when you stick a person with those kinds of abilities into a world which wasn't built to accommodate them. The humans meanwhile, are normal (mostly) people living ordinary lives which contrast garishly with the superheroes. And while Ace is learning the finer points of humanity from Mark, Mark is learning that sometimes, a hero's gotta do what a hero's gotta do.

''AceLightning''
do.

''Ace Lightning''
has a small but loyal fanbase which, oddly enough, seems to contain a great many teenage females as well as the show's original demographic of 10-to-14-year-old boys.

boys.




** They ''do'' say that Sigglekow created Mark's character based on [[{{Spiderman}} Peter Parker]].

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** They ''do'' say that Sigglekow created Mark's character based on [[{{Spiderman}} [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]].
23rd Oct '15 7:26:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Mark, most of the time, though trying to explain that "THIS IS REALITY!" to Ace never seems to have the desired effect.
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