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30th Jan '16 8:39:06 AM Prfnoff
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'''''The [=ClueFinders=]''''' is a series of {{Edutainment Game}}s from The Learning Company in which the eponymous {{Kid Hero}}es have exploits which more-or-less fit into the {{adventure}} show genre of TheNineties, collecting AlphabetSoupCans on {{Fetch Quest}}s since OnlySmartPeopleMayPass. The main characters are:
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'''''The [=ClueFinders=]''''' ''The [=ClueFinders=]'' is a series of {{Edutainment Game}}s from The Learning Company in which the eponymous {{Kid Hero}}es have exploits which more-or-less fit into the {{adventure}} show genre of TheNineties, collecting AlphabetSoupCans on {{Fetch Quest}}s since OnlySmartPeopleMayPass. The main characters are:
18th Jan '16 3:13:44 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* CollectiveGroan/SayMyName: In the opening of ''3rd Grade'':
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* CollectiveGroan/SayMyName: CollectiveGroan/ SayMyName: In the opening of ''3rd Grade'':
3rd Jan '16 9:55:18 AM Random888
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* CardCarryingVillain: Alistair Loveless boasts, "Soon, I will be the most powerful villain on Earth!"
3rd Sep '15 6:12:44 PM Mikeyfan93
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* {{Crossover}}: In ''Mystery Mansion Arcade'', the mysterious villain who gathered the previous bad guys is revealed at the end of the game to be none other than [[spoiler:''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'']].

* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Leslie is given one in ''The Mystery of Microsneezia'': bubble gum. [[spoiler:It's even a plot point later.]]
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Leslie is given one in ''The Mystery of Microsneezia'': bubble gum. [[spoiler:It's even a plot point later.]]]] Owen's is pizza.
14th Jul '15 10:43:31 AM Mikeyfan93
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Prior to the first game, one of the many inventions Santiago makes is a videophone, which is used in most games to call up Team B when you're stuck on a puzzle and need help. They're essentially Skyping before Skype was even invented.
14th Jul '15 10:39:03 AM Mikeyfan93
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* CollectiveGroan: In the opening of ''3rd Grade'':
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* CollectiveGroan: CollectiveGroan/SayMyName: In the opening of ''3rd Grade'':

* CollectiveGroan: ** In the opening of ''3rd Grade'':Grade'', going back to the room which houses the key half after you've obtained it will have a golden trinket resting in its place. Joni even has new dialogue if you put it in her backpack.

* NotSoAboveItAll: Leslie and Santiago are usually incredibly mature for their ages, the better to play the {{Foil}} to Owen and Joni respectively. But they do have a handful of moments where they act their age; the major ones are Santiago telling Joni, quote, "I guess this (taking a ring from the Egyptian tomb they visited) makes you an international jewel thief" in ''4th Grade Adventures'' and both he and Leslie participating in the pizza topping argument at the beginning of ''The Mystery of Microsneezia''.
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Leslie and Santiago are usually incredibly mature for their ages, the better to play the {{Foil}} to Owen and Joni respectively.ages. But they do have a handful of moments where they act their age; the major ones are Santiago telling Joni, quote, "I guess this (taking a ring from the Egyptian tomb they visited) makes you an international jewel thief" in ''4th Grade Adventures'' and both he and Leslie participating in the pizza topping argument at the beginning of ''The Mystery of Microsneezia''.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Leslie and Santiago are usually incredibly mature for their ages, the better to play the {{Foil}} to Owen and Joni respectively. But they do have a handful of moments where they act their age; the major ones are Santiago telling Joni, quote, "I guess this (taking a ring from the Egyptian tomb they visited) makes you an international jewel thief" in OddballInTheSeries: ''4th Grade Adventures'' and both he and Leslie participating Grade''. It's the only game in the pizza topping argument at main series where the beginning Cluefinders never split up resulting in their TeamPet Socrates taking the place of ''The Mystery Santiago's videophone whenever the player needs a hint during one of Microsneezia''.the puzzles.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Leslie and TechnologyMarchesOn: Prior to the first game, one of the many inventions Santiago are usually incredibly mature for their ages, the better to play the {{Foil}} to Owen and Joni respectively. But they do have a handful of moments where they act their age; the major ones are Santiago telling Joni, quote, "I guess this (taking a ring from the Egyptian tomb they visited) makes you an international jewel thief" is a videophone, which is used in ''4th Grade Adventures'' most games to call up Team B when you're stuck on a puzzle and both he and Leslie participating in the pizza topping argument at the beginning of ''The Mystery of Microsneezia''.need help. They're essentially Skyping before Skype was even invented.
14th Jul '15 10:19:39 AM Mikeyfan93
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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Loveless thought he could make set his slave. The reverse happens.]]
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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Loveless thought he could make set Set his slave. The reverse happens.]]
25th Jun '15 1:27:17 AM Sammettik
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'''''The [=ClueFinders=]''''' is a series of {{Edutainment Game}}s from Creator/TheLearningCompany in which the eponymous {{Kid Hero}}es have exploits which more-or-less fit into the {{adventure}} show genre of TheNineties, collecting AlphabetSoupCans on {{Fetch Quest}}s since OnlySmartPeopleMayPass. The main characters are:
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'''''The [=ClueFinders=]''''' is a series of {{Edutainment Game}}s from Creator/TheLearningCompany The Learning Company in which the eponymous {{Kid Hero}}es have exploits which more-or-less fit into the {{adventure}} show genre of TheNineties, collecting AlphabetSoupCans on {{Fetch Quest}}s since OnlySmartPeopleMayPass. The main characters are:
25th Jun '15 1:26:53 AM Sammettik
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Not the canned "hard way" example again...
* CollectiveGroan[=/=]FirstNameUltimatum: In the opening of ''3rd Grade'':
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* CollectiveGroan[=/=]FirstNameUltimatum: CollectiveGroan: In the opening of ''3rd Grade'':

* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:The fourth game's villain learns this the hard way.]]
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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:The fourth game's villain learns this the hard way.[[spoiler:Loveless thought he could make set his slave. The reverse happens.]]

* FateWorseThanDeath: Near the end of ''4th Grade Adventures'', [[spoiler:Loveless is turned into a mummy by Set. ''And he's still alive afterward.'']] Seriously think about the implications of that when you feel like having some nightmares.
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Near the end of ''4th Grade Adventures'', [[spoiler:Loveless is turned into a mummy by Set. ''And he's still alive afterward.'']] Seriously think about the implications of that when you feel like having some nightmares.'']].
22nd Jun '15 5:19:30 PM calmestofdoves
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pimping Transflormation
* BodyHorror: The transformations from human to plant person in ''6th Grade Adventures''. When it happens to Joni, Leslie actually truly falters in her resolve to complete her mission.
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* BodyHorror: The transformations {{Transflormation}}s from human to plant person in ''6th Grade Adventures''. When it happens to Joni, Leslie actually truly falters in her resolve to complete her mission.

* HeroicSacrifice: Joni pulls a non-lethal one off in ''6th Grade Adventures'' when the leader of the plant people [[spoiler:Miss Rose]] demands a hostage to stay behind to ensure that the humans' mission to clean up the plants' water supply goes off without a hitch; she immediately volunteers, citing that Santiago's the best choice to investigate pollution sites and that Owen and Leslie knows their way around the underground. She remains calm and trusting in her friends even as she [[BalefulPolymorph turns into a plant person]].
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* HeroicSacrifice: Joni pulls a non-lethal one off in ''6th Grade Adventures'' when the leader of the plant people [[spoiler:Miss Rose]] demands a hostage to stay behind to ensure that the humans' mission to clean up the plants' water supply goes off without a hitch; she immediately volunteers, citing that Santiago's the best choice to investigate pollution sites and that Owen and Leslie knows their way around the underground. She remains calm and trusting in her friends even as she [[BalefulPolymorph [[{{Transflormation}} turns into a plant person]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: {{Transflormation}}: What happens to Joni pulls a non-lethal one off while held captive in ''6th Grade Adventures'' when the leader "The Empire of the plant people [[spoiler:Miss Rose]] demands a hostage to stay behind to ensure that the humans' mission to clean up the plants' water supply goes off without a hitch; she immediately volunteers, citing that Santiago's the best choice to investigate pollution sites and that Owen and Leslie knows their way around the underground. She remains calm and trusting in her friends even as she [[BalefulPolymorph turns into a plant person]].Plant People."
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