History WesternAnimation / ActionMan

7th Jun '16 8:45:39 AM themisterfree
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2016 saw the launch of a new ongoing monthly comic from frequent Hasbro partner Creator/IDWPublishing; this has the previous Action Man dying in the first issue while stopping a plot by Dr. X, resulting in his sidekick taking up the mantle. It'll be a part of the new SharedUniverse IDW's created for their Hasbro titles, called "Revolution".
30th May '16 5:18:33 PM Someoneman
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--->'''Grey:''' (takes out gun, blasts a car into sky-high pieces) [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Blow. Stuff. Up.]]

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--->'''Grey:''' (takes out gun, blasts a car into sky-high pieces) [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Blow. Stuff. Up.]]
28th Feb '16 5:42:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Quake was just an overweight sleazeball before he stole a PoweredArmor suit that can create earthquakes to become a supervillain.
12th Jan '16 9:35:13 PM Deathhacker
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* {{Expy}}: Simon Grey to [[Film/TheMatrix Morpheus]].

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Simon Grey to [[Film/TheMatrix Morpheus]].Morpheus]].
** Dr. X to [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Kane]].
12th Jan '16 9:31:51 PM Deathhacker
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* HyperAwareness: The AMP Factor.

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* HyperAwareness: The AMP Factor. Alex actually abused it at one point to find out where an invisible airship was. An invisible airship that the latest radar detection system couldn't find.
12th Jan '16 9:29:42 PM Deathhacker
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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul

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* CyberneticsEatYourSoulCyberneticsEatYourSoul: [[spoiler: How Dr. X initially stole Brandon's body. He also has a AI program housed in a small Trilobite that can inject and infect other humans with his nano-trilobites, infecting them with the same AI program and turning them into clones of himself. This only works on the strongest physical specimens, so it's implied anyone who isn't an extreme athlete would die from the shock of the transformation.]]
4th Nov '15 11:56:38 AM FF32
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** TheBigBad: Dr. X

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** TheBigBad: BigBad: Dr. X
23rd Oct '15 7:42:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnhandThemVillain: Happens twice in the GrandFinale. The first time this trope is played completely straight; Action Man demands Professor Gangrene lets Rikkie go while the former threatens to throw the later out of the airship. Gangrene is more than happy to comply with this request. The second time, when Quake threatens to throw Fidget into a lava pit, Action Man [[GenreSavvy is more carefull with his choice of words]] and specifically demands he puts her down safely on the ground. Not that it helps.

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* UnhandThemVillain: Happens twice in the GrandFinale. The first time this trope is played completely straight; Action Man demands Professor Gangrene lets Rikkie go while the former threatens to throw the later out of the airship. Gangrene is more than happy to comply with this request. The second time, when Quake threatens to throw Fidget into a lava pit, Action Man [[GenreSavvy is more carefull with his choice of words]] words and specifically demands he puts her down safely on the ground. Not that it helps.
31st Aug '15 1:32:22 AM KJMackley
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In 2000, a CGI series (unrelated to the 1995 incarnation) was produced by MainframeEntertainment . It follows the adventures of Alex Mann, alias "Action Man," an extreme athlete who discovers he possesses an ability to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analyze any situation and mathematically determine the best course of action,]] or as he perceives it, lots of complex math floating around in his head while time appears to stop. Alex maintains a friendly rivalry with fellow athlete Brandon Caine, who quietly resents always coming in second to Alex. The pair are approached by the mysterious [[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. X]] who offers to improve upon the two with cybernetic implants. Alex refuses but Brandon accepts. Soon an altered Brandon comes after Alex and Dr. X makes it clear that he wants the secret behind Alex's ability for himself. With the help of his former high school football coach (who is far more than he seems) and the rest of Team Extreme (Alex plus his camerawoman, manager, and pilot,) the Action Man must stop Dr. X's plans for "the future of humanity" and try to save his friend while still maintaining his career as an extreme sports star.

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In 2000, a CGI series (unrelated to the 1995 incarnation) was produced by MainframeEntertainment . It follows the adventures of Alex Mann, alias "Action Man," an extreme athlete who discovers he possesses has something called the AMP Factor, which is an adrenaline triggered ability to that lets him [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analyze any situation and mathematically determine the best course of action,]] or as he perceives it, lots of represented by complex math equations floating around in his head while time appears to stop. Alex maintains a friendly rivalry with fellow athlete Brandon Caine, who quietly resents always coming in second to Alex. The pair are approached by the mysterious [[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. X]] who offers to improve upon the two with cybernetic implants. Alex refuses but Brandon accepts. Soon an altered Brandon comes after Alex and Dr. X makes it clear that he wants the secret behind Alex's ability for himself. With the help of his former high school football coach (who is far more than he seems) and the rest of Team Extreme (Alex plus his camerawoman, manager, and pilot,) the Action Man must stop Dr. X's plans for "the future of humanity" and try to save his friend while still maintaining his career as an extreme sports star.



* DatingCatwoman: There were some vibes of this between Alex and Asazi, before learning she was an assassin he admitted to Gray that he was flirting with her and he would offer her a chance for redemption whenever they meet.



* {{Fanservice}}: Fidget for the [[BareYourMidriff cropped shirts]] and [[ShesGotLegs short shorts]]. Asazi for the SpyCatsuit and SexyWalk.



* MerchandiseDriven: The show's downfall appears to be closely linked with this. The story began with good writing and decently-paced arcs. Once season two began (and toys were on the shelf) the stories became more generic and tied to toy-related concepts. Episodes became more formulaic and a "Today on Action Man..." intro often spoiled the whole episode's plot.

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* MerchandiseDriven: The show's downfall appears to be closely linked with this. The story began with good writing and decently-paced arcs. Once season two began (and toys were on the shelf) the stories became more generic and generic, tied to toy-related concepts.concepts and every episode had at least 30 seconds of shilling the fancy tech he uses. Episodes became more formulaic and a "Today on Action Man..." intro often spoiled the whole episode's plot.



* PragmaticVillainy: Asazi turns on Dr. X when he reveals his final plan is to competely annihilate mankind because it will be bad for her business as an assassin.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Asazi turns on Dr. X when he reveals his final plan is to competely completely annihilate mankind because it will be bad for her business as an assassin.
30th Dec '14 5:06:39 PM MarkLungo
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There [[Film/ActionMan also exists a trilogy of CGI Movies]]. As of 2012, [[http://www.slashfilm.com/hasbro-still-developing-movies-based-on-monopoly-hungry-hungry-hippos-and-action-man/ Hasbro is developing an Action Man film]] but nothing else is known so far. The french television series ''AlphaTeensOnMachines'' is derived from an Action Man replacement line, retaining more or less what could be reasonably called a different interpretation of the protagonist himself, but with a completly different set of characters.

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There [[Film/ActionMan also exists a trilogy of CGI Movies]]. As of 2012, [[http://www.slashfilm.com/hasbro-still-developing-movies-based-on-monopoly-hungry-hungry-hippos-and-action-man/ Hasbro is developing an Action Man film]] but nothing else is known so far. The french television French animated series ''AlphaTeensOnMachines'' ''WesternAnimation/AlphaTeensOnMachines'' is derived from an Action Man replacement line, retaining more or less what could be reasonably called a different interpretation of the protagonist himself, but with a completly completely different set of characters.
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