History Series / AceLightning

1st Dec '17 7:36:00 AM starofjusticev21
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* BrokenAesop: "Only Human" is, as the name suggests, supposed to be about Ace learning that you don't need powers to be a hero, but the problem is he doesn't find a way to save the day in spite of his lack of powers. Instead the act of appreciating Mark's bravery brings his powers back just in time for him to save Mark's life and fight off the villains by shooting a barrage of lightning bolts. On top of that come second season it'd apparently been decided Mark wasn't contributing enough just hanging around being a voice of reason, and out of nowhere he has a gauntlet that shoots lightning and lets him fight the game villains himself.

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* BrokenAesop: "Only Human" is, as the name suggests, supposed to be about Ace learning that you don't need powers to be a hero, but the problem is he doesn't find a way to save the day in spite of his lack of powers. powers or learn to rely on his powers less, or anything like that. Instead the act of appreciating Mark's bravery brings his powers back just in time for him to save Mark's life and fight off the villains by shooting a barrage bunch of lightning bolts. bolts at the problems.
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On top of that come second season it'd apparently been decided Mark wasn't contributing enough just hanging around being a voice of reason, and out of nowhere he has a gauntlet that shoots lightning and lets him fight the game villains himself.bolts too. So yes, powers are an important thing to have.
1st Jul '17 6:50:35 PM acrobox
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* ActionGirl: Sparx



* WomanScorned: Heather ''really'' doesn't appreciate Mark's inability to pay attention to his girlfriends. There were some viewer complaints since she apparently went from ActionGirl to [[AlphaBitch petty bitch]] in the space of a season with no real explanation.

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* WomanScorned: Heather ''really'' doesn't appreciate Mark's inability to pay attention to his girlfriends. There were some viewer complaints since she apparently went from ActionGirl Action Girl to [[AlphaBitch petty bitch]] in the space of a season with no real explanation.
5th May '17 2:04:06 PM 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 ([[FishOutOfWater albeit, from their perspective, a rather strange one]]), and treat it as such. Mark's new life just became a lot more complicated.

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The [[SupportingProtagonist protagonist]] is 13-year-old [[KidHero Mark Hollander, 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- [[TheGameComeToLife have come to life 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.

The BigBad of the series is [[DemBones Lord Fear]], who has a grudge against Ace for accidentally crippling him and the imprisoning him in the game world. He along with his minions, [[MagicStaff Staff Head]], [[TheDarkChick Lady Illusion]], [[DumbMuscle Anvil]], [[PigMan Pigface]], and [[YouDirtyRat Dirty Rat]], occupy the rundown Kent Bros. Carnival, renaming it the "Carnival of Doom" after their [[AmusementParkOfDoom old stomping grounds]].

Ace and the villains are convinced that the real world is just another level from the game ([[FishOutOfWater albeit, from their perspective, a rather strange one]]), and treat it as such. Mark's new life just became a lot more complicated.



** Ace in ''Unidentified Flying Superhero''.



* TheGameComesToLife: Of the video game variety and the whole basis for the show's plot. A well-aimed lightning bolt strikes Mark's satellite dish, surging through his computer and joystick, and bringing the game characters to life. It is later revealed that the Master Programmer created a program which could bring the characters to life for a whole new way for game interactivity.



%%* GreaterScopeVillain: Two of them, actually.



* {{Magitek}}: The characters claim that the Amulet of Zoar is magically fueled, but since they're actually characters who came from inside a videogame...

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* {{Magitek}}: The characters claim that the Amulet of Zoar is magically fueled, fuelled, but since they're actually characters who came from inside a videogame...videogame.
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...]]
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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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