History WesternAnimation / ActionMan

28th Jul '17 4:53:24 AM longWriter
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* WeaponizedCar: In one episode, Grinder added explosive weapons to Team Xtreme's convertible, including missile launchers under the hood and explosives in the passenger's seat to act as a self-destruct. Did we mention the car was being remote-controlled on top of all this?



* XanatosGambit: Dr. X's plan in episode 25-26. He kidnaps Alex's friends, and puts them in deadly situations that will force him to use his AMP factor. If Alex succeeds in rescuing them by using his AMP abilities, then X will gain enough insight into it that he can replicate it on himself and become superhuman, and further his plans to create neo-humanity. If Alex fails in rescuing them, X will have killed Alex's friends. This doesn't help his body issue but it is personally gratifying.



* XanatosGambit: Dr. X's plan in episode 25-26. He kidnaps Alex's friends, and puts them in deadly situations that will force him to use his AMP factor. If Alex succeeds in rescuing them by using his AMP abilities, then X will gain enough insight into it that he can replicate it on himself and become superhuman, and further his plans to create neo-humanity. If Alex fails in rescuing them, X will have killed Alex's friends. This doesn't help his body issue but it is personally gratifying.

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* XanatosGambit: Dr. X's plan in episode 25-26. He kidnaps Alex's friends, and puts them in deadly situations that will force him to use his AMP factor. If Alex succeeds in rescuing them by using his AMP abilities, then X will gain enough insight into it that he can replicate it on himself and become superhuman, and further his plans to create neo-humanity. If Alex fails in rescuing them, X will have killed Alex's friends. This doesn't help his body issue but it is personally gratifying.
11th Jul '17 6:42:29 PM WillKeaton
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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 has something called the AMP Factor, which is an adrenaline triggered ability that lets him [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analyze any situation and mathematically determine the best course of action,]] represented by complex 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.

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In 2000, a CGI series (unrelated to the 1995 incarnation) was produced by MainframeEntertainment . MainframeEntertainment. It follows the adventures of Alex Mann, alias "Action Man," an extreme sports athlete who discovers he has something called the AMP Factor, which is an adrenaline triggered ability that lets him [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analyze any situation and mathematically determine the best course of action,]] represented by complex 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.
11th Jul '17 6:41:02 PM WillKeaton
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* HighHeelFaceTurn: Asazi, at the end of the series. Although it's questionable if she will really quit being evil, since her only motivation for helping Alex was that Dr. X plan to destroy all of humanity would be bad for her business).

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* HighHeelFaceTurn: Asazi, at the end of the series. Although it's questionable if she will really quit being evil, since her only motivation for helping Alex was that Dr. X plan to destroy all of humanity would be bad for her business).business.
11th Jul '17 6:40:43 PM WillKeaton
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** TheEvilGenius: Professor Gangrene (although Dr. X and to a lesser degree Tempest can both fill for this role as well)

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** TheEvilGenius: Professor Gangrene (although Dr. X and to a lesser degree Tempest can both fill for this role as well)well).
11th Jul '17 6:40:10 PM WillKeaton
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* BeamOWar: a brief one occurs between Tempest and Action Man (holding a power cable) during the last episode.

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* BeamOWar: a A brief one occurs between Tempest and Action Man (holding a power cable) during the last episode.
11th Jul '17 6:39:52 PM WillKeaton
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** Eventually modified into [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Nanomachines Nano-Trilobites]], with the ability to infect and control any electronic system. They could also cobble together the infected machines or just [[GreyGoo harvest the material for reproduction]].

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** Eventually modified into [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Nanomachines Nano-Trilobites]], Nano-Trilobites,]] with the ability to infect and control any electronic system. They could also cobble together the infected machines or just [[GreyGoo harvest the material for reproduction]].
11th Jul '17 6:39:25 PM WillKeaton
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* AllThereInTheManual: Action Man's lost past was detailed in the series bible. One page is available here: [[http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1564&start=0]]

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* AllThereInTheManual: Action Man's lost past was detailed in the series bible. One page is available here: [[http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1564&start=0]]php?f=40&t=1564&start=0 One page is available here.]]
10th Jun '17 2:50:33 PM themisterfree
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2016 saw the launch of [[ComicBook/ActionMan a new ongoing monthly comic]] from frequent Hasbro partner Creator/IDWPublishing; this has the premise of Action Man being a title used by many different people (a similar concept had been used in Hasbro's failed ''Unit:E'' attempt in 2011) in the service of the UK; the Free Comic Book Day issue (as a dual title with ''ComicBook/RomSpaceknight'') has the previous Action Man performing a HeroicSacrifice while stopping a plot by Dr. X, resulting in his sidekick, Ian Noble, taking up the mantle. It'll be a part of [[HasbroComicUniverse the new]] SharedUniverse IDW's created for their Hasbro titles, called ''[[ComicBook/Revolution2016 Revolution]]''.

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2016 saw the launch of [[ComicBook/ActionMan a new ongoing monthly comic]] from frequent Hasbro partner Creator/IDWPublishing; this has the premise of Action Man being a title used by many different people (a similar concept had been used in Hasbro's failed ''Unit:E'' attempt in 2011) in the service of the UK; the Free Comic Book Day issue (as a dual title with ''ComicBook/RomSpaceknight'') ''ComicBook/RomIDW'') has the previous Action Man performing a HeroicSacrifice while stopping a plot by Dr. X, resulting in his sidekick, Ian Noble, taking up the mantle. It'll be It's a part of [[HasbroComicUniverse the new]] SharedUniverse IDW's created for their Hasbro titles, called starting with the crossover event ''[[ComicBook/Revolution2016 Revolution]]''.Revolution]]''; the series ended after 4 issues (due to poor sales), and Ian then became a member of the ComicBook/{{Revolutionaries}}.
2nd Jun '17 7:57:44 AM CosmicFerret
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* ScaryBlackMan: Simon Grey. Voiced by [[Series/StargateSG1 Christopher Judge]], indeed.

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* ScaryBlackMan: Simon Grey. Voiced by [[Series/StargateSG1 Christopher Judge]], Creator/ChristopherJudge, indeed.
15th May '17 7:47:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: [[BigBad Dr. X]] claims he's trying to help the humanity evolve even if many won't survive the transformation into [[MasterRace "Neo-Humanity"]]. In actuality, he's a psychopath with delusions of grandeur and world conquest. When his plans start to crumble, he decides to decimate the Earth with an asteroid. He basically says "I am humanity" during his final WeCanRuleTogether speech to Action Man.

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* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: [[BigBad Dr. X]] claims he's trying to help the humanity evolve even if many won't survive the transformation into [[MasterRace "Neo-Humanity"]]. In actuality, he's a psychopath with delusions of grandeur and [[TakeOverTheWorld world conquest. conquest]]. When his plans start to crumble, he decides to [[ColonyDrop decimate the Earth with an asteroid.asteroid]]. He basically says "I am humanity" during his final WeCanRuleTogether speech to Action Man.
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