History WesternAnimation / ActionLeagueNOW

19th Apr '18 5:58:28 PM cheril59
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-->'''Narrator:''' ''Consider the Mayor. How did he get so evil? Why does he hate the League so? And what exactly is he the mayor of? The answers are simple: We don't know.''

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-->'''Narrator:''' -->'''Announcer:''' ''Consider the Mayor. How did he get so evil? Why does he hate the League so? And what exactly is he the mayor of? The answers are simple: We don't know.''



-->'''The Narrator:''' ...Er, that's what I was gonna say. Stay tuned for the action-gnawed conclusion of...Action League NOW!

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-->'''The Narrator:''' ...-->'''Announcer:''' ...Er, that's what I was gonna say. Stay tuned for the action-gnawed conclusion of...Action League NOW!



-->'''Narrator''': "Warning! The following very special ''Action League Now'' special contains scenes of Action Mayhem (AMH), Action Love (ALV), and Action Action (AA). It may be too intense for older viewers. Oh, and did we mention, somebody's naked (NKD) for the whole show?"

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-->'''Narrator''': -->'''Announcer''': "Warning! The following very special ''Action League Now'' special contains scenes of Action Mayhem (AMH), Action Love (ALV), and Action Action (AA). It may be too intense for older viewers. Oh, and did we mention, somebody's naked (NKD) for the whole show?"



-->'''Narrator:''' We find our heroes in a somber mood, pondering a terrible tragedy.

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-->'''Narrator:''' -->'''Announcer:''' We find our heroes in a somber mood, pondering a terrible tragedy.



** Everyone gets completely fooled by Robo-Flesh, who is simply just Flesh with a robot voice and bolts sticking out everywhere. The narrator even [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on it.

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** Everyone gets completely fooled by Robo-Flesh, who is simply just Flesh with a robot voice and bolts sticking out everywhere. The narrator announcer even [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on it.
7th Apr '18 5:16:05 PM rfseyhyhjurgjh
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7th Apr '18 4:47:44 PM nombretomado
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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * ParentalBonus: Remember that time when the Action League was saved by the dulcet tones of Lou Rawls?

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample Administrivia/ZeroContextExample * ParentalBonus: Remember that time when the Action League was saved by the dulcet tones of Lou Rawls?



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * WalkingShirtlessScene: The Flesh. Also, Walking ''Pantsless'' Scene.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample Administrivia/ZeroContextExample * WalkingShirtlessScene: The Flesh. Also, Walking ''Pantsless'' Scene.
21st Mar '18 9:32:39 PM NoChorus
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* FailureMontage: In a ClipShow involving the Action League standing before council to see whether they should retain their hero status or be declared a danger to the public for their incompetence. Each of the Leaguers' flashback to their past exploits don't really help their case, but the icing on the cake is Flesh's recollections which are presented in such a montage of how his clumsiness or carelessness only did more harm than good to the people he was trying to help.

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* FailureMontage: In a ClipShow involving "And Justice For None", the Action League standing before council to see whether they should retain their hero status or be declared a danger to the public for their incompetence. Each of the Leaguers' flashback to their past exploits don't really help their case, but the icing on the cake is Flesh's recollections which are presented in such a montage of how his clumsiness or carelessness only did more harm than good to the people he was trying to help.
21st Mar '18 9:31:54 PM NoChorus
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* ClipShow: "And Justice For None". Lampshaded.
-->'' Action League; in deep. High Commissioners; Big creeps. Re-using scenes from old episodes; real cheap.''
18th Mar '18 10:38:14 PM NoChorus
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** The Mayor counts as one towards the League, as he is their oldest most frequent recurring antagonist towards the League and the closest thing the show has to a BigBad. The anthology episode in the spin-off "His Dishonor" implies he has a personal reason for hating the League....not that we ever find out.
-->'''Narrator:''' ''Consider the Mayor. How did he get so evil? Why does he hate the League so? And what exactly is he the Mayor of? The answers are simple: We don't know.''

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** The Mayor counts as one towards the League, as he is their oldest the oldest, most frequent recurring antagonist towards the League and the closest thing the show has to a BigBad. The episode (of the anthology episode in the spin-off spin-off), "His Dishonor" implies he has a personal reason for hating the League....not that we ever find out.
-->'''Narrator:''' ''Consider the Mayor. How did he get so evil? Why does he hate the League so? And what exactly is he the Mayor mayor of? The answers are simple: We don't know.''
18th Mar '18 10:34:46 PM NoChorus
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* EmergencyImpersonation: In "Danger For A Dignitary", the Flesh is forced the place of the ambassador (that he injures by accident) in order to sign a peace treaty.

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* EmergencyImpersonation: In "Danger For A Dignitary", the Flesh is forced to take the place of the ambassador (that he injures by accident) in order to sign a peace treaty.



-->'''Stinky Diver'': They should see me naked! I'm GLORIOUS!!!

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-->'''Stinky Diver'': Diver''': They should see me naked! I'm GLORIOUS!!!
18th Mar '18 9:15:12 AM NoChorus
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* BadassNormal: For a guy who's the leader of a team of superheroes despite having no form of superpowers, the Chief has to count. He even saves the day far effectively than the League does whenever possible.
** Stinky Diver as well, despite his claims that "firing [his] harpoon gun" counts as a superpower. ''Many'' episodes are resolved by Stinky simply [[CombatPragmatist harpooning]] whatever the MonsterOfTheWeek is.
*** He was also previously in the Navy, so that might have something to do with it.



** Despite constantly ridiculing him and ordering him to get them snacks, when the Chief threatens to fire Meltman for his cowardice in the first half of "In the Whine of Fire" the rest of the League objects. They even plan to secretly help Meltman when he's reassigned as Blandi's bodyguard.

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** Despite constantly ridiculing him and ordering him to get them snacks, when the Chief threatens to fire Meltman for his cowardice in the first half of "In the Whine of Fire" Fire", the rest of the League objects. They even plan to secretly help Meltman when he's reassigned as Blandi's bodyguard.bodyguard.
* BadassNormal: For a guy who's the leader of a team of superheroes despite having no form of superpowers, the Chief has to count. He even saves the day far effectively than the League does whenever possible.
** Stinky Diver as well, despite his claims that "firing [his] harpoon gun" counts as a superpower. ''Many'' episodes are resolved by Stinky simply [[CombatPragmatist harpooning]] whatever the MonsterOfTheWeek is.
*** He was also previously in the Navy, so that might have something to do with it.
18th Mar '18 8:55:22 AM NoChorus
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* AintTooProudToBeg: This exchange in "Voice of Treason" as a garage door is about to crush the League.

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* AintTooProudToBeg: This exchange in "Voice of Treason" as a Treason".
-->''(The
garage door that Hodge Podge rigged is about to crush come crashing down on the League.League)''



* AndCallHimGeorge



* AntiVillain: Hodge Podge. Can't blame a guy for wanting to destroy the League (especially Bill the Lab Guy) when they basically ruined his life, even though, it was an accident.

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* AntiVillain: Hodge Podge. Can't Even though it was an accident, you can't blame a guy for wanting to destroy the League (especially due to the Flesh's clumsiness causing him to be crunched up by a blender. His hate towards Bill the Lab Guy) when Guy is also very understandable since Bill horribly botched his operation.
* ArchEnemy:
** The Mayor counts as one towards the League, as he is their oldest most frequent recurring antagonist towards the League and the closest thing the show has to a BigBad. The anthology episode in the spin-off "His Dishonor" implies he has a personal reason for hating the League....not that we ever find out.
-->'''Narrator:''' ''Consider the Mayor. How did he get so evil? Why does he hate the League so? And what exactly is he the Mayor of? The answers are simple: We don't know.''
** Hodge Podge qualifies as one towards the League (since
they basically ruined his life, life) but he reserves a special hatred towards Bill the Lab Guy for screwing up his operation. He may qualify even though, it was an accident.better than the Mayor since all of his plans to get back at the League never involve the use or harm of outsiders barring "Hit of Horror".
** The Red Ninja, towards Stinky Diver.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Spotzilla, Mega Meltman, Big Baby, others
* BadassNormal: For a guy who's the leader of a League of Superheroes despite having ''no form of superpowers'', the Chief has to count.
** Stinky Diver as well, despite his claims that "firing [his] harpoon gun" counts as a superpower. ''Many'' episodes are revolved by Stinky simply [[CombatPragmatist harpooning]] whatever the MonsterOfTheWeek is.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Spotzilla, Mega Meltman, AttackOfThe50FootWhatever:
** The titular monster in "The Wrath of Spotzilla", a live border collie.
**
Big Baby, others
Baby. It's only a two-foot tall baby doll but it's enormous compared to the toy-sized citizens.
* BadassNormal: For a guy who's the leader of a League team of Superheroes superheroes despite having ''no no form of superpowers'', superpowers, the Chief has to count.
count. He even saves the day far effectively than the League does whenever possible.
** Stinky Diver as well, despite his claims that "firing [his] harpoon gun" counts as a superpower. ''Many'' episodes are revolved resolved by Stinky simply [[CombatPragmatist harpooning]] whatever the MonsterOfTheWeek is.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Non romantic examples. Despite being jerkasses to one another, when the chips are down the League will band together when the situation calls for it.
** In "The Naked and the Dumb", Thundergirl, Stinky and Meltman voluntarily offer to help The Flesh study after he fails a first grade equivalency test.
** The Flesh, Thundergirl and Meltman initially object to Stinky fighting The Red Ninja by himself, citing that they're a team. [[SubvertedTrope They quickly change their tune once Stinky mentions The Red Ninja is a ruthless killing machine]], but to their credit they cheer him on during the fight.
** Despite constantly ridiculing him and ordering him to get them snacks, when the Chief threatens to fire Meltman for his cowardice in the first half of "In the Whine of Fire" the rest of the League objects. They even plan to secretly help Meltman when he's reassigned as Blandi's bodyguard.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: A husband and wife pair of crooks pretend to be The Flesh's parents in order to use his super strength to break into houses. The Flesh, being [[TheDitz The]] [[LethalKlutz Flesh]], puts them through so many accidents that the crooks fess up and beg to be put in prison.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * BigBad: The Mayor and, to a lesser extent, Hodge Podge.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * BrainlessBeauty: The Flesh.



** In "Tears of a Clone":



* ButtMonkey: Meltman.
** Considering the type of humor in the series, pretty much every member of the main cast probably counts as a Butt Monkey. Meltman just happens to take the brunt of the punishment.

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** A pretty good one in "Yurplastic Park":
-->'''Thundergirl:''' We're trapped!
-->'''Stinky Diver:''' Blimey! Is the League about to become a buffet for a B-Movie behemoth?!
-->'''The Narrator:''' ...Er, that's what I was gonna say. Stay tuned for the action-gnawed conclusion of...Action League NOW!
* ButtMonkey: Meltman.
** Considering
Meltman, though considering the type of humor in the series, pretty much every member of the main cast probably counts as a Butt Monkey. Meltman just happens to take the brunt of the punishment.



** Bill the Lab Guy's "There is nothing I can do." The Chief {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it once.

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** Bill the Lab Guy's "There is "There's nothing I can do." The Chief {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it once.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The League started out as pretty effective heroes, but became more inept with each episode.
** The League also started out as being highly respected by the townspeople. Cue "Stink or Swim", where a person is actually ''unhappy'' that the League has come to save him from being flushed down the toilet.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The League started out as pretty effective heroes, heroes (albeit still stupid), but became more inept with each episode.
** The League also started out as being highly respected by the townspeople. Cue
episode. Come "Stink or Swim", where a person is actually ''unhappy'' unhappy that the League has come to save him from being flushed down the toilet.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * DaChief: The Chief.



* TheDitz: The Flesh is by far the least intelligent character on the show, often being this.

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* TheDitz: The Flesh is by far the least intelligent character on the show, often being this. Stinky Diver even uses this to the team's advantage in one episode. As Flesh is fighting Robo-Flesh, Stinky yells out "Hey, stupid!" When Flesh responds with "What?" that's what finally convinces the League that he's the real Flesh.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** In the shorts made for Series/AllThat, the opening logo and title cards had a different look.
** The Chief originally had a different voice actor, and wouldn't have his signature NoIndoorVoice until "No Fly Zone".
** "I've Been Workin' On Derailroad" implied that Meltman got his powers through an accident.
** In "Sinkhole of Doom", the Mayor is revealed to have a son, who the League have to rescue from the garbage disposal. He's never brought up again.



* EmergencyImpersonation: In "Danger For A Dignitary", the Flesh is forced the place of the ambassador (that he injures by accident) in order to sign a peace treaty.



* FailedASpotCheck: Meltman in "Melty's Girl", when he's sent to scout out the villain's lair for booby traps. Made more humorous when the League just follows along with it anyways.

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* FailedASpotCheck: Meltman in "Melty's Girl", when he's sent to scout out the villain's lair for booby traps.Girl". Made more humorous when the League just follows along with it anyways.



* FauxAffablyEvil: The Mayor. Half of the humor from him is because of him being this.



* ForTheEvulz: Lightning Lady is revealed to be the Mayor. Reason? Because he's evil.

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* ForTheEvulz: Lightning Lady is revealed to be Many, ''many'' of the Mayor. Reason? Because he's evil.Mayor's evil plans, despite his insistence otherwise.



* FourthWallMailSlot: The "Ask The League" segments. As said by the LemonyNarrator:

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* FourthWallMailSlot: The "Ask The League" segments. As said by segments in the LemonyNarrator:spinoff anthology show.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: The Action League accountant, due to The Flesh's idiocy, ended up being wrecked in a blender and subsequently "operated" on by Bill. The result? [[TwoBeingsOneBody Hodge]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Podge]].

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: The Action League accountant, due to The Flesh's idiocy, ended up being wrecked in a blender and subsequently "operated" on by Bill. The result? [[TwoBeingsOneBody [[TheGrotesque Hodge]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Podge]].



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "You should see me naked! I'm GLORIOUS!!!"

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "You GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In "Flesh and Blood":
-->'''Meltman''': How come Flesh gets to be on TV?
-->'''Thundergirl''': It's only because he's naked!
-->'''Stinky Diver'': They
should see me naked! I'm GLORIOUS!!!"GLORIOUS!!!



* HypocriticalHumor: As noted above, Thundergirl had her fair share of TooDumbToLive moments even though she always chastised her teammates for being idiots.
** The Mayor counts too. He's always quick to call the League idiots, despite half his {{Evil Plan}}s being ones that are clearly not well thought out.

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* HypocriticalHumor: As noted above, Thundergirl had her fair share of TooDumbToLive moments even though she always chastised her teammates for being idiots.
HypocriticalHumor:
** The Mayor counts too. He's Mayor's always quick to call the League idiots, despite half his {{Evil Plan}}s being ones that are clearly not well thought out.



* IdiotHero: The League constantly screws up, walks into obvious traps, and even cause the problem of several episodes due to their combined idiocy.



* IdiotHero: The Flesh. Stinky Diver even uses this to the team's advantage in one episode. As Flesh is fighting Robo-Flesh, Stinky yells out "Hey, stupid!" When Flesh responds with "What?" that's what finally convinces the League that he's the real Flesh.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * IncomingHam: The Mayor, almost always.



* LaughablyEvil: The Mayor lacks any good qualities to his character and does many horrible things throughout the show, whether it be ransoming two adorable kids for money despite already being rich, injuring football players so he can get a chance to play, murdering top 40 musicians so that his record album can make the charts...and yet he's over the top and cheesy you tend to be more entertained than repulsed by his evil.



* LethalKlutz: The Flesh. Super-strength and clumsiness rarely make for a good combination.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * MostCommonSuperpower: Thunder Girl.
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * MrExposition: Bill, the Lab Guy.



* MyGreatestFailure: Years ago, Stinky Diver's brother fell into a flushing toilet. He was about to jump but was afraid his wallet would get wet. He was too late to save him. That event has haunted him since. He told the League about this after he failed to save someone from a flushing tiolet.

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* MyGreatestFailure: Years ago, Stinky Diver's brother fell into a flushing toilet. He was about to jump but was afraid his wallet would get wet. He was too late to save him. That event has haunted him since. He told the League about this after he failed to save someone from a flushing tiolet.toilet.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * NiceJobBreakingItHero: The League mess up almost every assignment.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * NoIndoorVoice: DaChief.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * NoIndoorVoice: DaChief.90% of the Chief's dialogue is him yelling. Granted, the Action League's bumbling give him a lot to yell about.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * OnlySaneMan: The Chief.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * OnlySaneMan: The Chief.Chief is the only member of the Action League that is not a complete moron and often spurs the Action League to do their jobs when they'd rather be lazy and do something else. Sometimes he's NotSoAboveItAll but he's far more dedicated to the job than his team.



* ThePsychoRangers: Inverted with The Danger Society. A rescue team consisting of four average humans....and they're far more competent and heroic than the League. The League deciding to trash their headquarters and intimidate the members only makes this inversion clearer (and the League look even worse than they normally do).



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * PresidentEvil: The Mayor might count.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * TheTeam:
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample ** The Flesh: [[TheBigGuy The Big]] [[TheHero Hero]]
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample ** Thunder Girl: TheChick
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample ** Stinky Diver: TheLancer
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample ** Meltman: TheHeart
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample ** Justice: TeamPet
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample ** Bill the Lab Guy: TheSmartGuy
%% commented out as ZeroContextExample ** The Chief: MentorArchetype



* TwoBeingsOneBody: just take a guess at which of the two {{Big Bad}}s it is.
14th Mar '18 8:16:57 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ToiletPaperPrank: At the beginning of "Flippers of Fury", the Action League find that someone (later revealed to be the Red Ninja) has done this to Action League Headquarters. To add insult to injury, they used Stinky Diver's own private stash to do it.


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* WeaponsThatSuck: In "In the Belly of the Beast", The Mayor attempts to suck up the Action League with a vacuum cleaner. He sucks up The Chief, Stinky, and Thunder Girl, but has to break The Flesh apart before he can suck him up. As Meltman evades The Mayor in the bathroom, he gets him to suck up an entire roll of toilet paper, clogging the hose and causing the vacuum to malfunction and explode. When The Chief asks The Mayor why he did this, The Mayor asks him, "Would you believe I'm a neatnik?".
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