History Series / WMACMasters

26th Dec '15 6:31:02 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanDream: This sums up Baby Doll's motivations. One episode centers around a loss of confidence Baby Doll suffers, and we see a flashback of Baby Doll as a little girl riding a carousel at an amusement park. Her father keeps encouraging her to try to reach out and grab hold of a "brass ring" as the carousel moves her towards it on the cycle. The problem is, she never actually managed to grab it, and the flashback ends there. Baby Doll gets her confidence back when she's reminded of the ''rest'' of what happened: her father congratulated her for trying her best to grab the brass ring, and the actual lesson he was trying to impart to her at the time was not necessarily that she always had to win, but that she always at least had to ''try''.
3rd Nov '15 9:20:37 AM maxwellelvis
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* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The World Martial Arts Council itself. We never see them except in silhouette at the arena, and their decisions are only relayed secondhand, but what they say goes, period.
13th Oct '15 4:19:26 PM TexaCaliDeeDub
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* RedHerring: Two of them, one per season. In the first season, [[spoiler: when a ninja knocks both Superstar and The Machine off the platform, "Turbo" is suspected of having been the ninja because of a suspicious comment Turbo had made earlier about being determined to win the Dragon Star at all costs. It turns out it was Warlock, not Turbo]]. In the second season, [[spoiler: Chameleon is suspected of having been Tracer and Warlock's accomplice in stealing the Dragon Star from the women's Dragon Star match since Tracer was frequently seen talking to her. Nope, Chameleon was actually disgusted at Tracer's advances, and as Olympus correctly points out, if Chameleon were the accomplice it would not have been necessary to ''steal'' the Dragon Star, because Chameleon won that match and thus would've gotten the Dragon Star anyway! Instead, Chameleon screamed in fear upon noticing the Dragon Star was gone, so obviously the accomplice wasn't her. It turns out the accomplice was Tsunami, of all people.]]
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* RedHerring: Two of them, one per season. In the first season, [[spoiler: when a ninja knocks both Superstar and The Machine off the platform, "Turbo" is suspected of having been the ninja because of a suspicious comment Turbo had made earlier about being determined to win the Dragon Star at all costs. It turns out it was Warlock, not Turbo]]. In the second season, [[spoiler: Chameleon is suspected of having been Tracer and Warlock's accomplice in accomplice, tasked with stealing the Dragon Star from the women's Dragon Star match since Tracer was frequently seen talking to her. Nope, Chameleon was actually her. In actuality, however, Chameleon, disgusted at by Tracer's advances, and as was actually trying to ignore him. In addition, Olympus correctly points out, out that if Chameleon were the accomplice it would not have been necessary accomplice, she wouldn't need to ''steal'' steal the Dragon Star, because she had won it fairly. When Chameleon won saw that match and thus would've gotten the Dragon Star anyway! Instead, Chameleon had been replaced by the Jukido symbol on the pedestal, [[ScreamingWoman she screamed in fear upon noticing the Dragon Star was gone, genuine terror]], so she obviously was ''not'' the accomplice wasn't her.accomplice. It turns out the accomplice was Tsunami, of all people.]]
5th May '15 2:20:05 PM maxwellelvis
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* TookALevelInBadass: All the Masters, actually, because according to the backstory of this show, a Master usually has to first go through training as one of the generic ninja enemies for the already-Masters to beat up on; once a ninja distinguishes himself/herself, that ninja is then promoted to Master. Tsunami is revealed to have been a former ninja, for example, and we see the debut of Kid Carmichael right after the latter graduates from being a ninja. ** Olympus was an exception, as his gold medal at the 1992 Olympics signified that he was already one of the best martial artists in the world, so he was invited by the WMAC to represent Tae Kwon Do.
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* TookALevelInBadass: All the Masters, actually, because according to the backstory of this show, a Any Master usually has to first go through training as one of who graduates from the generic Academy; those who train at the academy take part in the competition as the ninjas, getting the crap beat out of them by the Masters. A ninja enemies for the already-Masters to beat up on; once a ninja who distinguishes himself/herself, that ninja is then promoted themselves during their training gets called up to the competition as a Master. Tsunami is revealed to have been a former ninja, for example, and we see the debut of first to do so, followed later by Kid Carmichael right after Charmichael. ** This applies to a lesser extent to the latter graduates from being a ninja. ** Olympus was an exception, other Masters as his gold medal at well; as the 1992 Olympics signified that he was already one of title suggests, the best World Martial Arts Council recruits martial artists in from the world, so he was invited by the WMAC to represent tops of their fields, most notably Herb Perez, who took gold in Tae Kwon Do.Do at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
29th Apr '15 7:33:40 PM maxwellelvis
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* RingOut: This only happened twice. The first time was during Kid Carmichael's debut at the Danger Dock battlezone; Yin Yang Man had been winning the match in terms of life points, and one more good hit would've finished Kid Carmichael off. However, at the very last minute Kid Carmichael managed to knock Yin Yang Man off the docks into the water, instantly winning the match. The second time was during the Red Dragon vs Machine match at the Mayan Mystery battlezone; the Machine managed to knock Red Dragon into the water, instantly winning the match.
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* RingOut: This only happened twice. The first time was during Kid Carmichael's debut at the Danger Dock battlezone; Yin Yang Man had been winning the match in terms of life points, and one more good hit would've finished Kid Carmichael off. However, at the very last minute Kid Carmichael managed to knock Yin Yang Man off the docks into the water, instantly winning the match. The second time was during the Red Dragon vs Machine match at the Mayan Mystery battlezone; the Machine managed to knock Red Dragon into the water, again, instantly winning the match.

*** [[spoiler: However, the anagram finder didn't reveal Tracy Swedom's true nature, because the Masters were called away before they could run the finder on him, and Tracy Swedom took advantage of the opportunity to erase his particular incriminating anagram from the finder, before walking away gloating in song.]]
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*** [[spoiler: However, the anagram finder didn't reveal Tracy Swedom's true nature, because the Masters were called away before they could run the finder on him, and Tracy Swedom Tracer took advantage of the opportunity to erase by erasing his particular incriminating anagram from the finder, before walking away gloating in song.]]

* TournamentArc: Much like pro wrestling, only more explicit as every match is intended to move up to #1 contender status and eventually win the Dragon Star. Over the course of the second season, this is gradually downplayed as the mystery grew from [[spoiler: a failed theft to identifying infiltrators from an unscrupulous organization with sinister plans to destroy the WMAC.]]
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* TournamentArc: Much like pro wrestling, only more explicit as every match is intended to move up to #1 contender status and eventually win the Dragon Star. Over the course of the second season, this is gradually downplayed as the mystery grew from [[spoiler: a failed theft to identifying infiltrators from an unscrupulous organization with sinister plans to destroy the WMAC.]]
26th Apr '15 12:32:48 PM maxwellelvis
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** [[spoiler: Jukido also had a set of Mooks of their own, ninjas wearing red masks and sashes. They're first seen when Warlock plants one in the crowd to fix his Dragon Star match with Red Dragon, and later he sics four of them on Wizard to keep him quiet about their past in Jukido. Presumably they would have appeared more in season 3.]]
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** [[spoiler: Jukido also had a set of Mooks of their own, ninjas wearing red masks and sashes. They're first seen when Warlock plants one in the crowd to fix his Dragon Star match with Red Dragon, and later he sics four of them on Wizard to keep him quiet about their past in Jukido.Jukido, and later plants one in the crowd to fix his Dragon Star match with Red Dragon. Presumably they would have appeared more in season 3.]]
25th Apr '15 8:34:57 AM maxwellelvis
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** Olympus was probably an exception, as his gold medal at the 1992 Olympics would have signified that he was already one of the best martial artists in the world; he was presumably invited by the WMAC to represent Tae Kwon Do.
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** Olympus was probably an exception, as his gold medal at the 1992 Olympics would have signified that he was already one of the best martial artists in the world; world, so he was presumably invited by the WMAC to represent Tae Kwon Do.
21st Apr '15 12:46:15 PM maxwellelvis
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** There was a possible third one in the second season as well; when Tiger Claw rescues Wizard from a brutal beating at the hands of Jukido, the masked assailants drop the ki symbol of disgraced former Master "Striking Eagle", who was exposed for lying on his application and banned from WMAC competition. The others briefly speculate if Striking Eagle had joined Jukido to get revenge, but Red Dragon and Turbo are convinced that the ki symbol was [[InvokedTrope planted by Jukido to throw the Masters off their trail]]. It's never really determined whether that was true or not.
21st Apr '15 9:07:43 AM maxwellelvis
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* CastTheExpert: Basically the whole point of the show; what better way to cast a show about a fictional martial arts league than with real martial artists?
20th Apr '15 9:34:18 PM maxwellelvis
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* DownerEnding/TheBadGuyWins: Due to the cancellation, this is the apparent end to the Jukido plot: [[spoiler: The Dragon Star is stolen by Jukido; even as the Masters realize how Jukido had pulled it off, they've already made their escape, awaiting a helicopter pickup; and worse, Tsunami is joining them, having either joined recently or had been another infiltrator sent in after Warlock, apparently proving Great Wolf's vision entirely wrong.]]
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* DownerEnding/TheBadGuyWins: DownerEnding / TheBadGuyWins: Due to the cancellation, this is the apparent end to the Jukido plot: [[spoiler: The Dragon Star is stolen by Jukido; even as the Masters realize how Jukido had pulled it off, they've already made their escape, awaiting a helicopter pickup; and worse, Tsunami is joining them, having either joined recently or had been another infiltrator sent in after Warlock, apparently proving Great Wolf's vision entirely wrong.]]
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