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19th Mar '17 1:23:28 PM DrVonOppendown
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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Happens twice in ''Imaginators''. First, in the Golden Arcade, Sal grimly observes that Plushie Plaza used be called the Losers Pit, but had to be changed because "...we gotta be PC now."
** Later, Buzz conducts a commando raid to acquire some Cap'n Cluck's fried chicken, admitting that the brand isn't very PC, but he still loves it. [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior And he's old, so he's allowed to ignore that sort of thing.]]
8th Mar '17 8:38:21 PM DrVonOppendown
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** While retaking the Sky Fortress in ''Imaginators'', Jet-Vac discovers that his lunch has disappeared from the fridge. [[spoiler: Kaos reveals he was the thief while taunting Jet-Vac during the final level.]]


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* PowerCreep: ''Imaginators'' introduces a pretty bad case of this, as it's the first game where stats actually increase as you level up, but this fact only applies to Imaginators and Senseis, who already have impressive stats to begin with. Add onto that the fact that hats can no longer be equipped on anyone but Imaginators, who themselves have access to multiple types of gear that give stacking bonuses on the order of several times what a hat ever could, and Core Skylanders simply end up feeling uselessly weak.
** Its even invoked as a gameplay mechanic for the titular Imaginators. Leveling up gives them access to gear that very rapidly becomes astonishingly powerful, and their level cap is set by the number of Senseis you have in your collection. See AbsurdlyHighLevelCap above for just how high that can number can climb.
8th Mar '17 7:53:55 PM DrVonOppendown
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: With the inclusion of several veteran Skylanders as [=NPCs=] in ''Imaginators'', it's entirely possible for them to be exhorting themselves onto greater acts of heroism while standing on the sidelines. This will never once get remarked on if it comes up. Especially bizarre when Eruptor stays out of fights due to being [[CowardlyLion afraid of certain enemy types]], only for his doppelganger to gleefully plunge headlong into battle.
1st Mar '17 6:06:36 PM DrVonOppendown
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** ''Imaginators'' makes up for the pause by adding in two more ninjas: the bizarre Starcast and the far more traditional Boom Bloom, along with retooling [[HeelFaceTurn former villain]] Tae Kwon Crow into a ninja. Ninja is also a selectable class for the Imaginators themselves.
25th Feb '17 6:14:05 PM DrVonOppendown
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* ADogNamedDog: [[spoiler: Brain, Kaos' new ally in ''Imaginators'', is mostly just that.]]



** ''Imaginators'' has Fizzland, where you switch between the "normal" and "fizz" worlds

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** ''Imaginators'' has Fizzland, where you switch between the "normal" and "fizz" worldsworlds.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the Cradle of Creation, the first level of ''Imaginators'', the Ancient temple features motifs of what appear to be brains. [[spoiler: Kaos eventually encounters an imprisoned Ancient, who turns out to be a free floating brain.]]


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** ''Imaginators'' features Imaginite, the material which forms the basis of the Mind Magic that [[{{Precursors}} The Ancients]] used to create Skylands. And which, more critically, both Kaos and they Skylanders are using to create customized soldiers, the titular Imaginators.
25th Feb '17 5:56:42 PM DrVonOppendown
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** Similarly, in ''Imaginators'', Imaginite chests will tend to give you more weapons for classes that you have already made Imaginators for. Part Sets (which provide you with more unlocks) are also given priority, as once you find one piece of a set, you're very likely to find the others in short order.
** When using a Skylander with ranged weaponry, if you aren't actively aiming and directing their shots, they will automatically target the closest enemy within their fire arc. This is particularly noticeable with Quickshot and Bazooker Imaginators.
24th Feb '17 7:37:53 PM DrVonOppendown
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* {{Cephalothorax}}: Trolls, whose legs appear to emerge from their chin.

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* {{Cephalothorax}}: Trolls, whose legs appear to emerge from their chin. Chill Bill appears to at least have a stubby torso somewhere, though that could just be an illusion caused by him being one of the few Trolls to wear pants.
** The body type of all {{Ninja}} Imaginators, as their character class is actually forbidden from having torsos in their design phase.


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* OneGenderRace: Trolls and Greebles. The latter are a remarkable version as no one is actually sure where Greebles come from. Their source (and method of reproduction) is known only to the proprietors of the Minions Monthly Catalog, where they can be ordered by the truckload (with bulk package deals).
24th Feb '17 3:22:22 PM DrVonOppendown
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** Spyro returns to the limelight in ''Imaginators'' as one of the primary allies in the story, along with Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Jet Vac and Pop Fizz. Interestingly, Gill Grunt, who prior to the game had gotten a new figure ''five times'', gets this treatment: he only appears in the opening of one early level and is immediately replaced by Eruptor.


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** Ambush's divergent upgrade paths are named [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Master Splinterer]] and [[Franchise/PowerRangers Go Go Forest Ranger]].
24th Feb '17 2:22:05 PM DrVonOppendown
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** Certain Skylanders will respond to the effects and narration associated with leveling up in the games, including Pop Fizz and King Pen.

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** Certain Skylanders will respond to the effects and narration associated with leveling up in the games, including Pop Fizz and King Pen.Pen, as will Chill Bill and Broccoli Guy while commentating in the arena.


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** The "Tech Adventurer" set from ''Imaginators'' is very heavily inspired by TheRocketeer.
** Tae Kwon Crow was once the leader of a fearsome gang of raiders and called [[Film/TheRoadWarrior The Great Hawkmungus]].
18th Feb '17 6:16:07 PM DrVonOppendown
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Eon, Kaos, Chompy Mage and Kaos' Mom are all about as close to humans as you'll find here, minus their FourFingeredHands. On top of that, both Kaos and Chompy Mage have some freakishly bizarre teeth.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Eon, Kaos, Chompy Mage and Mage, Kaos' Mom and Aurora are all about as close to humans as you'll find here, minus their FourFingeredHands. On top of that, both Kaos and Chompy Mage have some freakishly bizarre teeth.teeth.
** Deja Vu is also possibly a member of this species, as her [[FingerlessGloves exposed fingers]] appear distinctly human.
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