History Series / Beetleborgs

29th Jun '16 10:35:14 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Creator/BobPapenbrook: Shadowborg, Scorpix


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* DarkerAndEdgier: Though not by much, the Metallix season is a bit more serious compared to the first, since the villains are more competent and threatening, while the goofy comic book effects completely disappear from the battle scenes.


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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to Saban's other live action works, such as ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Series/VRTroopers'' this series simply embraces its silliness and keeps a very lighthearted tone.
25th Jun '16 6:32:43 AM Dark_Lord_
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* BigGood: Roboborg.

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* BigGood: Roboborg.Flabber is this in the overall series, as he is the one who supplies the Borgs with their powers and arsenal, while also supplying them with his occasional bouts of wisdom. Roboborg is this trope in the latter part of second season, since he is the most powerful being on the side of good, to the point that even the BigBad Nukus is afraid of him.



* FishPeople: A MonsterOfTheWeek in the episode ''Something Fishy'' is one of these. Initially believed to be the local legend "Charterville Charlie", a creature described as half-man, half-tuna, it turns out to be Swamp Scumoid, the latest monster from the Beetleborgs comics. (Unlike most monsters in the series, Swamp Scumoid didn't come from the source footage of ''Series/JuukouBFighter''; its suit was later used for the gigantic title character of the movie ''Film/KraaTheSeaMonster''.)
* [[FirstInstallmentWeirdness First Episode Weirdness]]: The one of the two rich kids who is later established as "the Jock" boasts of becoming captain of the Chess Club. The Pipettes seem to be set up for a much more pivotal role. Mums also spends almost all his screen time unravelled to a MonsterOfTheWeek esque skeleton monster, which he, of course, never did again.

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* FishPeople: FishPeople:
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A MonsterOfTheWeek in the episode ''Something Fishy'' is one of these. Initially believed to be the local legend "Charterville Charlie", a creature described as half-man, half-tuna, it turns out to be Swamp Scumoid, the latest monster from the Beetleborgs comics. (Unlike most monsters in the series, Swamp Scumoid didn't come from the source footage of ''Series/JuukouBFighter''; its suit was later used for the gigantic title character of the movie ''Film/KraaTheSeaMonster''.)
** Vilor, one of the villains in the second season, is this.
* [[FirstInstallmentWeirdness First Episode Weirdness]]: The one of the two rich kids who is later established as "the Jock" boasts of becoming captain of the Chess Club. The Pipettes seem to be set up for a much more pivotal role. Mums also spends almost all his screen time unravelled unraveled to a MonsterOfTheWeek esque skeleton monster, able to generate red bolts of electricity, which he, of course, never did again.again.



* HumongousMecha: Gargantis is a non-humanoid example in the first season, as he is a giant Hercules beetle. Roboborg and his EvilCounterpart Boron are this in the second season, playing it more straight as they are humanoids.



* MeaningfulName: Creator of the Beetleborgs comic book, ''Art Fortunes'', and his less successful, jailbird brother ''Les Fortunes''.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Creator of the Beetleborgs comic book, ''Art Fortunes'', and his less successful, jailbird brother ''Les Fortunes''.Fortunes''.
** Some of the villains have these. Examples are Horibelle and Vilor, who's names are obviously puns on the words horrible and vile.



* NoEnding: The Metallix season ends with the heroes in charge of BOTH HumongousMecha and holding effectively all the powerups and {{MacGuffin}}s they were fighting over. Les Fortunes also quits working with Nukus. But, most notably, Nukus is never actually defeated.

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* NoEnding: The Metallix season ends with the heroes in charge of BOTH HumongousMecha and holding effectively all the powerups and {{MacGuffin}}s they were fighting over. Les Fortunes also quits working with Nukus. But, most notably, Nukus is and his gang are never actually defeated.



* SoLastSeason: The change to Metallix.

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* SoLastSeason: The change first fight of the Metallix season showcases this trope for the old Beetleborg suits, as Nukus easily wipes the floor with the kids, while nothing in the borgs' arsenal able to Metallix.put as much as a scratch on him. To make matters worse, Nukus completely and utterly destroys their suits. For this reason, the Beetleborgs upgraded to the much more powerful Beetleborgs Metallix suits.
24th Jun '16 8:35:09 AM Dark_Lord_
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* EndingFatigue: It's impressive that a show with NoEnding can suffer from this, but after the Astral Coins saga, the show kind of loses its drive. Many of the of the episodes following it are just the Beetleborgs and Crustaceans fighting, while also summoning their HumongousMecha, who also fight each other. Most of the final episodes don't even feature a unique MonsterOfTheWeek.
24th Jun '16 8:34:37 AM Dark_Lord_
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* EndingFatigue: It's impressive that a show with NoEnding can suffer from this, but after the Astral Coins saga, the show kind of loses its drive. Many of the of the episodes following it are just the Beetleborgs and Crustaceans fighting, while also summoning their HumongousMecha, who also fight each other. Most of the final episodes don't even feature a unique MonsterOfTheWeek.



* PsychoRangers: The Mantrons.

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* PsychoRangers: The Mantrons. However, they are not this trope towards the main Beetleborgs, but rather towards their backup team; the Astral Borgs.
23rd May '16 7:57:20 PM Anddrix
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It starred three typical all-American kids: Drew [=McCormick=], his sister Jo, and their [[BlackBestFriend best friend]] Roland Williams, whose family owns the local comic shop, where they spend most of their time. On a dare from some bullies, they go inside the local "HauntedHouse." Once inside, they free Flabber, a wacky ghost with Elvis Presley's hair, Jay Leno's chin, Liberace's wardrobe, and all just generally filtered through SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, who had been imprisoned in the pipe organ. Flabber cannot thank the kids enough, so he offers to grant a wish for them. The three young comic book fans know what they want, and that is to be able to transform into their favorite superheroes, ''The Big Bad Beetleborgs''. Flabber grants their wish, and the children are given the power to turn into the heroes, but now that the heroes exist in the real world, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the villains from the comic book likewise come to life]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero to spread chaos]] (via the MonsterOfTheWeek).

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It starred three typical all-American kids: Drew [=McCormick=], his sister Jo, and their [[BlackBestFriend best friend]] Roland Williams, whose family owns the local comic shop, where they spend most of their time. On a dare from some bullies, they go inside the local "HauntedHouse." Once inside, they free Flabber, a wacky ghost with Elvis Presley's hair, Jay Leno's chin, Liberace's wardrobe, and all just generally filtered through SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, who had been imprisoned in the pipe organ. Flabber cannot thank the kids enough, so he offers to grant a wish for them. The three young comic book fans know what they want, and that is to be able to transform into their favorite superheroes, ''The Big Bad Beetleborgs''. Flabber grants their wish, and the children are given the power to turn into the heroes, but now that the heroes exist in the real world, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the villains from the comic book likewise come to life]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero to spread chaos]] (via the MonsterOfTheWeek).
11th May '16 4:58:09 AM SideburnsKid
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* [[FirstInstallmentWeirdness First Episode Weirdness]]: The one of the two rich kids who is later established as "the Jock" boasts of becoming captain of the Chess Club. The Pipettes seem to be set up for a much more pivotal role. And what's going on with Mums???

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* [[FirstInstallmentWeirdness First Episode Weirdness]]: The one of the two rich kids who is later established as "the Jock" boasts of becoming captain of the Chess Club. The Pipettes seem to be set up for a much more pivotal role. And what's going on with Mums???Mums also spends almost all his screen time unravelled to a MonsterOfTheWeek esque skeleton monster, which he, of course, never did again.
27th Jan '16 10:58:12 AM Mikeyfan93
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* ProductPlacement: The entire "Convention Dimension" takes place at San Diego Comic Con, with the only other costumed characters seen coming from either other shows on Fox Kids (''WesternAnimation/TheTick'') or shows dubbed by Saban (''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'').

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* ProductPlacement: The entire "Convention Dimension" takes place at San Diego Comic Con, with the only other costumed characters seen coming from either other shows on Fox Kids (''WesternAnimation/TheTick'') (''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/XMen'') or shows dubbed by Saban (''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'').
27th Jan '16 10:56:39 AM Mikeyfan93
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* CutShort: The Beetleborgs never got to defeat the Crustaceans due to the show running out of B-Fighter Kabuto footage.

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* CutShort: The Beetleborgs never got to defeat the Crustaceans due to the show running out of B-Fighter Kabuto ''B-Fighter Kabuto'' footage.



--> ''"Hey look, now they're superheroes, armed with super powers."'' (Not all superheroes have powers, though.)

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--> ''"Hey look, now they're superheroes, armed with super powers."'' (Not all superheroes have powers, though.)"''



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Josh arrives in town, and promptly woos Drew's crush, and is generally well liked by everyone except Drew; at the same time an evil counterpart to the Beetleborgs appears & beats them at every opportunity. ''I wonder how they're going to get out of this...''

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Josh arrives in town, and promptly woos Drew's crush, and is generally well liked by everyone except Drew; at the same time an evil counterpart to the Beetleborgs appears & beats them at every opportunity. ''I wonder how they're going to get out of this...''
6th Jan '16 10:17:10 PM spirasen
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* TransformationSequence: Shows drawings of their armor becoming three-dimensional.
* TransformationTrinket: The Beetle Bonders first, then the Data Bonders after the Metallix upgrade. Both of the devices would also be used to summon their vehicles- voice command in season 1, and via Input Cards in season 2.
* TrueCompanions: The Monsters are constantly trying to eat the kids and the kids will prank them in self-defense, but when there something that threatens one group or the other they will do their best to protect each other. They have a strange friendship.
* VanHelsingHateCrime: a preteen VampireHunter who sets his sights on Count Fangula.

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* TransformationSequence: Shows drawings of their armor becoming three-dimensional.
three dimensional.
* TransformationTrinket: The Beetle Bonders first, then the Data Bonders after the Metallix upgrade. Both of the devices devices, would also be used to summon their vehicles- vehicles -- voice command in season Season 1, and via Input Cards in season Season 2.
* TrueCompanions: The Monsters are constantly trying to eat the kids kids, and the kids will prank them in self-defense, self defense, but when there something that threatens one group or the other other, they will do their best to protect each other. They have a strange friendship.
* VanHelsingHateCrime: a A preteen VampireHunter who sets his sights on Count Fangula.



* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: The kids still have to handle their civilian lives in between monster attacks.
* WholePlotReference: One episode had Flabber conjure himself a transporter booth...and then a [[Film/TheFly1958 fly]] got in.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In "Lights, Camera, Too Much Action," the movie director briefly ponders making a movie about "kids who become superheroes and save the world." He then decides it's ridiculous.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: In one episode, Those Two Guys learn about Flabber, and enlist the help of a Ghostbuster-type mad scientist. Too bad his ghost disintegrator only works on ghosts, and not on Magnavores...

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* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: The kids still have to handle their civilian lives lives, in between monster attacks.
attacks.
* WholePlotReference: One episode had Flabber conjure himself a transporter booth...and And then a [[Film/TheFly1958 fly]] got in.
in.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In "Lights, Camera, Too Much Action," the movie director briefly ponders ponders, making a movie about "kids who become superheroes and save the world." He then decides it's ridiculous.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: In one episode, Those Two Guys learn about Flabber, and enlist the help of a Ghostbuster-type Ghostbuster type mad scientist. Too bad his ghost disintegrator only works on ghosts, and not on Magnavores...
25th Dec '15 5:55:55 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing

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* AnimalThemedSuperbeingAnimalThemedSuperbeing: The heroes are insect-themed.



* ExpositoryThemeTune
* EyeBeams

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* ExpositoryThemeTune
ExpositoryThemeTune: Both of them explain how the story began.
* EyeBeamsEyeBeams: Nukus has them.
* FishPeople: A MonsterOfTheWeek in the episode ''Something Fishy'' is one of these. Initially believed to be the local legend "Charterville Charlie", a creature described as half-man, half-tuna, it turns out to be Swamp Scumoid, the latest monster from the Beetleborgs comics. (Unlike most monsters in the series, Swamp Scumoid didn't come from the source footage of ''Series/JuukouBFighter''; its suit was later used for the gigantic title character of the movie ''Film/KraaTheSeaMonster''.)



* HenshinHero

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* HenshinHeroHenshinHero: Very much.



* JumpedAtTheCall

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* JumpedAtTheCallJumpedAtTheCall: The heroes actually wished to become superheroes, which is part of what kicked off the ongoing plot.



* MonsterMash
* MonsterOfTheWeek

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* MonsterMash
MonsterMash: The House Monsters - comedic versions of Dracula, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein's Monster, and The Mummy.
* MonsterOfTheWeekMonsterOfTheWeek: Vexor summons them from comic book drawings. Nukus also gets his from drawings, but the artist draws them specifically for him.



* PoweredArmor

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* PoweredArmorPoweredArmor: The Beetleborg suits.



* SuperRobot: Roboborg and Boron

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* SuperRobot: Roboborg and BoronBoron.



* ThoseTwoGuys: The rich bullies.
* TitleThemeTune

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* ThoseTwoGuys: The Trip and Van, the rich bullies.
* TitleThemeTuneTitleThemeTune: One for each season.



* TransformationSequence
* TransformationTrinket: The Beetle Bonders first, then the Data Bonders after the Metallix upgrade. Both of the devices would be used to summon their vehicles- voice command in season 1, and via Input Cards in season 2.

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* TransformationSequence
TransformationSequence: Shows drawings of their armor becoming three-dimensional.
* TransformationTrinket: The Beetle Bonders first, then the Data Bonders after the Metallix upgrade. Both of the devices would also be used to summon their vehicles- voice command in season 1, and via Input Cards in season 2.



* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld

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* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorldWakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: The kids still have to handle their civilian lives in between monster attacks.



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