History WesternAnimation / BikerMiceFromMars

7th Mar '17 7:24:21 PM remtar85
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** "The Stalkers" starts out with a young human couple in a car and Throttle on his bike next to the car's passenger side as they wait ona traffic light. The attractive woman looks at Throttle, who reveals his face to her, calls her beautiful and then rides on, with the woman left swooning after him, much to her companion's shagrin.

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** "The Stalkers" starts out with a young human couple in a car and Throttle on his bike next to the car's passenger side as they wait ona on a traffic light. The attractive woman looks at Throttle, who reveals his face to her, calls her beautiful and then rides on, with the woman left swooning after him, much to her companion's shagrin.



* RatedMForManly: They ride motorcycles...check. Hardened survivors of a genocidal war carried out against their kind...check. Olympic athlete bodies, perpetually shirtless at least in part, and with superstrength...check. Hard rock intro...check. Their base is located under a baseball stadium and their diet consists of hot dogs and root beer (with the feeling that if the show wasn't for kids they'd drop the root part)...check. It's even sometimes {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the show itself.

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* RatedMForManly: They ride motorcycles... check. Hardened Hardened, physically scarred survivors of a genocidal war carried out against their kind...kind... check. Olympic athlete bodies, perpetually shirtless at least in part, and with superstrength... check. Hard rock intro... check. Their base is located under a baseball stadium and their diet consists of hot dogs and root beer (with the feeling that if the show wasn't for kids they'd drop the root part)... check. It's even sometimes {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the show itself.
7th Mar '17 7:13:40 PM remtar85
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* EyeScream: Throttle has synthetic (and without his sunglasses, largely useless) eyes. His real ones were damaged in the same black that took Modo's arm and half of Vinnie's face.

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* EyeScream: Throttle has synthetic (and without his sunglasses, largely useless) eyes. His eyes, and Modo has a properly functioning synthetic eye, whereas his other eye is simply missing and he uses an eyepatch to cover it. Their real ones were damaged in the same black blast that took Modo's arm and half of Vinnie's face.
9th Feb '17 12:14:57 PM morenohijazo
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* FinalExchange: One of the first [[{{Mooks}} mooks]] that Doctor Karbunkle sends is a Terminator {{Expy}}, complete with stilted Austrian accent. Throttle tricks the mook into driving a motorcycle into a vat of HollywoodAcid. Just before its head is submerged, the robot intones, "I'll be back." Throttle responds, "Don't forget to write."
27th Jan '17 8:18:09 PM remtar85
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** "The Stalkers" starts out with a young human couple in a car and Throttle on his bike next to the car's passenger side as they wait ona traffic light. The attractive woman looks at Throttle, who reveals his face to her, calls her beautiful and then rides on, with the woman left swooning after him, much to her companion's shagrin.
2nd Dec '16 1:04:23 PM MarkLungo
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* GainaxEnding: The episode "Desperado" ends with everything becoming black-and-white and a Rod Serling lookalike to step in and narrate the end as if it were a Twilight Zone episode.

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* GainaxEnding: The episode "Desperado" ends with everything becoming black-and-white DeliberatelyMonochrome and a Rod Serling Creator/RodSerling lookalike to step in and narrate the end as if it were a Twilight Zone episode.an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.
2nd Dec '16 11:42:23 AM dieseldragons
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Most of this trope stems from Vinnie's never-ending flirting with Charlie, including one scene where the mechanic was in a mini-skirt disguise, prompting a certain hypermasculine mouse wanting to see her from the back.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Most of this trope stems from Vinnie's never-ending flirting with Charlie, including one scene where the mechanic was in a mini-skirt disguise, prompting a certain hypermasculine mouse wanting to see her from the back. When she escapes capture in "Back to Mars" all he can say is:
-->'''Vinnie''': "Ooooh, she looks soooo good in chains!"
6th Nov '16 7:52:53 AM dieseldragons
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* HiddenDepths: Modo understands enough about law to make his own defense in court, thanks to watching [[{{Series/LALaw}} L.A. Law]] back-to-back three times in a row.
6th Nov '16 7:37:51 AM dieseldragons
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!!Tropes:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Subverted in the 2006 series episode "It's the Pits". The Pit Boss's daughter Twinkle at first appears to be attracted to Modo, but when Modo begins to explain that he isn't ready for that kind of committment, Twinkle reveals that she really wanted to keep Modo as her pet and is disgusted by the idea that she would want Modo as her significant other.

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!!Tropes:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Subverted in the 2006
!!The original 1993 series episode "It's the Pits". The Pit Boss's daughter Twinkle at first appears to be attracted to Modo, but when Modo begins to explain that he isn't ready for that kind of committment, Twinkle reveals that she really wanted to keep Modo as her pet and is disgusted by the idea that she would want Modo as her significant other.contains examples of:



* AlwaysChaoticEvil:
** Not a single one of the Plutarkians in the original 1993 cartoon have any redeeming qualities. Pretty much all of them are greedy, power-hungry jerks.
** Subverted with the Catatonians in the 2006 series. See NotAlwaysEvil.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Limburger's minions Dr. Karbunkle and Greasepit may appear to be human at first glance, but "Once Upon a Time on Mars" reveals in flashbacks that the two have worked for Limburger ever since he was still on Mars, which suggests that they may be HumanAliens. Lampshaded in the 2006 episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", where Dr. Catorkian asks Karbunkle if he is human and Karbunkle answers with "Of course I am....I think."

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil:
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AlwaysChaoticEvil: Not a single one of the Plutarkians in the original 1993 cartoon have any redeeming qualities. Pretty much all of them are greedy, power-hungry jerks.
** Subverted with the Catatonians in the 2006 series. See NotAlwaysEvil.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Limburger's minions Dr. Karbunkle and Greasepit may appear to be human at first glance, but "Once Upon a Time on Mars" reveals in flashbacks that the two have worked for Limburger ever since he was still on Mars, which suggests that they may be HumanAliens. Lampshaded in the 2006 episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", where Dr. Catorkian asks Karbunkle if he is human and Karbunkle answers with "Of course I am....I think."



* BatmanColdOpen: Many episodes begin with the Biker Mice confronting Limburger before the opening titles. The 2006 series does the same with the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump.

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* BatmanColdOpen: Many episodes begin with the Biker Mice confronting Limburger before the opening titles. The 2006 series does the same with the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump.



** BigBadEnsemble: In the 2006 revival, the main antagonists are the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump, with Limburger occasionally returning to attempt revenge against the Biker Mice.
* BittersweetEnding: How "Turf Wars", the final episode of the 2006 series, ends. Mars finally has its water restored, but [[spoiler:Vinnie's girlfriend Harley apparently sacrificed herself to prevent the regenerator from causing Olympus Mons to erupt after she returns to her senses. Somewhat mitigated by Charley raising the possibility that Harley could still be alive, but it still counts.]]



* CatsAreMean: Most of the Catatonians in the 2006 series qualify, with the exception of the tribe living on Saturn in "Surfer Cats of Saturn".



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
** Fred the Mutant is nowhere to be seen in the 2006 series, save for a cameo in "Once Upon a Time on Earth" when the villains' plan to use Stoker's regenerator to turn aliens into humans is revealed.
** Four-By, the ally of the Biker Mice who fights to bring an end to the Pit Boss' reign of terror, is oddly not present in "It's the Pits", the one episode of the 2006 series featuring the Pit Boss.



* ClipShow:
** The 1993 series episodes "The Tribunal", "The Inquisition", "Villain of the Year", "Mad Scientist Wanted", and "Academy of Hard Knocks".
** The 2006 series episodes "Carbine's Conundrum" and "Cat and Mouse", the former of which, oddly enough, also used clips from episodes that had yet to air, indicating that some episodes aired out of production order.

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* ClipShow:
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ClipShow: The 1993 series episodes "The Tribunal", "The Inquisition", "Villain of the Year", "Mad Scientist Wanted", and "Academy of Hard Knocks".
** The 2006 series episodes "Carbine's Conundrum" and "Cat and Mouse", the former of which, oddly enough, also used clips from episodes that had yet to air, indicating that some episodes aired out of production order.
Knocks".



* ConspicuousCG: The 2006 series does this with the Biker Mice's bikes.



* DemotedToExtra: With the Catatonians becoming the main villains in the 2006 revival, this happens to Lawrence Limburger, Dr. Karbunkle, and Greasepit.



* EvilCostumeSwitch: Done by Harley in "Turf Wars", the last episode of the 2006 revival. Ever since siding with the Nomad Rats because she believed the Biker Mice abandoned her, Harley ditches her original attire for black tights and a purple mask to cover the scars on her face that she gained during the Plutarkian invasion.



* FaceHeelTurn: In the finale of the 2006 series, it is revealed that Vinnie's old girlfriend Harley had gone rogue and sided with the Rats because she was disfigured in an accident after the Biker Mice originally left Mars and she believed that they abandoned her. [[spoiler:She ultimately sees the error of her ways, but unfortunately gets supposedly killed after she stops the regenerator from going critical.]]



* GainaxEnding: The 2006 series episode "Desperado" ends with everything becoming black-and-white and a Rod Serling lookalike to step in and narrate the end as if it were a Twilight Zone episode.



* GrandFinale: The 2006 series technically has two. The first is the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", where the Biker Mice finally put the kibosh on the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump as well as their old enemy Lawrence Limburger. The second finale is the final episode "Turf Wars", where the Biker Mice return to Mars to finally use the Regenerator to restore the planet only to deal with their old enemies the Nomad Rats, who want to do the same on ''their own'' terms.



* HeroicSacrifice: In the 2006 revival finale "Turf Wars", Harley eventually comes to her senses after realizing what damage will result from using the regenerator to make Olympus Mons erupt, but she is supposedly killed by some lava afterwards.



* MissingMom: Stoker is revealed to have a daughter named Spitfire in the 2006 series in the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", but absolutely no mention is made of Spitfire's mother.



* MusicalEpisode: The 2006 series episode "Turf Wars", which also serves as the GrandFinale.
* MythArc: The 2006 revival had an ongoing story arc about the Biker Mice looking for Stoker so they can get his invention the regenerator and use it to end the drought on Mars while also steering clear of the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump, who want the regenerator for their own purposes.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Evil Eye Weevil from the 1993's series.
** And the Crusher from the 2006 series

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* MusicalEpisode: The 2006 series episode "Turf Wars", which also serves as the GrandFinale.
* MythArc: The 2006 revival had an ongoing story arc about the Biker Mice looking for Stoker so they can get his invention the regenerator and use it to end the drought on Mars while also steering clear of the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump, who want the regenerator for their own purposes.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Evil Eye Weevil from the 1993's series.
** And the Crusher from the 2006 series
Weevil.



* NotAlwaysEvil: While most of the Catatonians in the 2006 series are very unpleasant, the episode "Surfer Cats of Saturn" has the Biker Mice get mistakenly teleported to Saturn, where they meet a tribe of Catatonians who defected from their race because they did not approve of their plans to invade Mars. The Biker Mice get along with them just fine.



* OriginsEpisode: The 1993 series three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Mars" heavily consists of flashback sequences that give more detailed explanations of how Modo lost his arm as well as revealing why Throttle always wears green sunglasses, why Vinnie wears a metal plate over half his face, and what the Biker Mice went through before they left Mars. The 2006 series also does this in the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", where they explain why the Catatonians went to war with the Martian mice and how Ronaldo Rump became rich.

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* OriginsEpisode: The 1993 series three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Mars" heavily consists of flashback sequences that give more detailed explanations of how Modo lost his arm as well as revealing why Throttle always wears green sunglasses, why Vinnie wears a metal plate over half his face, and what the Biker Mice went through before they left Mars. The 2006 series also does this in the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", where they explain why the Catatonians went to war with the Martian mice and how Ronaldo Rump became rich.



* PreviouslyOn:
** In the original series, this is done with Karbunkle in "The Reeking Reign of the Head Cheese", Fred in "Back to Mars", Greasepit in "Biker Knights of the Round Table", and Charley in "Once Upon a Time on Mars".
** The 2006 {{Revival}} also has recaps for its multi-part episodes, with Carbine explaining what happened in the last part for the series premiere "The Adventure Begins" and Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo doing the job in the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth".

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* PreviouslyOn:
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PreviouslyOn: In the original series, this is done with Karbunkle in "The Reeking Reign of the Head Cheese", Fred in "Back to Mars", Greasepit in "Biker Knights of the Round Table", and Charley in "Once Upon a Time on Mars".
** The 2006 {{Revival}} also has recaps for its multi-part episodes, with Carbine explaining what happened in the last part for the series premiere "The Adventure Begins" and Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo doing the job in the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth".
Mars".



* RearrangeTheSong: The theme song of the 2006 revival is a remixed version of the original 1993 series' theme song.



* {{Revival}}: In 2006, with new character designs and stuff. [[BrokenBase Reactions were mixed]].
* RoleReprisal: While the 2006 revival had most of the supporting characters recast, some of the actors from the original series return to reprise their roles.
** Creator/RobPaulsen, Ian Ziering, and Dorian Harewood all return as Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo.
** William Morgan Sheppard and Susan Silo reprise their roles as Lawrence Limburger and Dr. Karbunkle in the few episodes featuring them.
** Luke Perry returns as Napoleon Brie in "Once Upon a Time on Earth, Part Two".
** Peter Strauss reprises his role as Stoker for five episodes, with Creator/JimWard replacing him for the rest of the series.



* SequelSeries: The 2006 series takes place several years after the 1993 series.
* SeriesContinuityError: While the 2006 series is meant to be a follow-up to the original 1993 cartoon, Vinnie is depicted eating pizza in some episodes even though the original show established that the Biker Mice hated cheese and the Biker Mice's motorcycles have different names.



** In the 2006 episode "British Invasion", one of Sir Richard Brand Something's robot minions is addressed as "[[Franchise/StarWars R2]]".



** The 2006 episode "Changes" has two. One is that Vinnie refuses to follow Stoker into the sewers because the sewer contains "[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles big, mean, smartallecky turtles]]". Another one happens at the end of the episode, when Vinnie regrets not getting a chance to see ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' and Modo responds by groaning in disgust.



* VillainSong: The 2006 series episode "Turf Wars" has songs for the Rats and Harley as well as a duet for Dr. Catorkian and Hairball.


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!!The 2006 revival contains examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Subverted in the series episode "It's the Pits". The Pit Boss's daughter Twinkle at first appears to be attracted to Modo, but when Modo begins to explain that he isn't ready for that kind of committment, Twinkle reveals that she really wanted to keep Modo as her pet and is disgusted by the idea that she would want Modo as her significant other.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Unlike the Plutarkians in the original 1993 series its subverted with the Catatonians in the 2006 series. See NotAlwaysEvil.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Lampshaded in the episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", where Dr. Catorkian asks Karbunkle if he is human and Karbunkle answers with "Of course I am....I think."
* BatmanColdOpen: Many episodes begin with the Biker Mice confronting the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump, instead of Limburger before the opening titles.
** BigBadEnsemble: In the 2006 revival, the main antagonists are the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump, with Limburger occasionally returning to attempt revenge against the Biker Mice.
* BittersweetEnding: How "Turf Wars", the final episode of the 2006 series, ends. Mars finally has its water restored, but [[spoiler:Vinnie's girlfriend Harley apparently sacrificed herself to prevent the regenerator from causing Olympus Mons to erupt after she returns to her senses. Somewhat mitigated by Charley raising the possibility that Harley could still be alive, but it still counts.]]
* CatsAreMean: Most of the Catatonians qualify, with the exception of the tribe living on Saturn in "Surfer Cats of Saturn".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
** Fred the Mutant is nowhere to be seen in the series, save for a cameo in "Once Upon a Time on Earth" when the villains' plan to use Stoker's regenerator to turn aliens into humans is revealed.
** Four-By, the ally of the Biker Mice who fights to bring an end to the Pit Boss' reign of terror, is oddly not present in "It's the Pits", the one episode of the 2006 series featuring the Pit Boss.
* ClipShow: The 2006 series episodes "Carbine's Conundrum" and "Cat and Mouse", the former of which, oddly enough, also used clips from episodes that had yet to air, indicating that some episodes aired out of production order.
* ConspicuousCG: The 2006 series does this with the Biker Mice's bikes.
* DemotedToExtra: With the Catatonians becoming the main villains in the revival, this happens to Lawrence Limburger, Dr. Karbunkle, and Greasepit.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Done by Harley in "Turf Wars", the last episode of the 2006 revival. Ever since siding with the Nomad Rats because she believed the Biker Mice abandoned her, Harley ditches her original attire for black tights and a purple mask to cover the scars on her face that she gained during the Plutarkian invasion.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the finale of the series, it is revealed that Vinnie's old girlfriend Harley had gone rogue and sided with the Rats because she was disfigured in an accident after the Biker Mice originally left Mars and she believed that they abandoned her. [[spoiler:She ultimately sees the error of her ways, but unfortunately gets supposedly killed after she stops the regenerator from going critical.]]
* GainaxEnding: The episode "Desperado" ends with everything becoming black-and-white and a Rod Serling lookalike to step in and narrate the end as if it were a Twilight Zone episode.
* GrandFinale: The 2006 series technically has two. The first is the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", where the Biker Mice finally put the kibosh on the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump as well as their old enemy Lawrence Limburger. The second finale is the final episode "Turf Wars", where the Biker Mice return to Mars to finally use the Regenerator to restore the planet only to deal with their old enemies the Nomad Rats, who want to do the same on ''their own'' terms.
* HeroicSacrifice: In the revival finale "Turf Wars", Harley eventually comes to her senses after realizing what damage will result from using the regenerator to make Olympus Mons erupt, but she is supposedly killed by some lava afterwards.
* MissingMom: Stoker is revealed to have a daughter named Spitfire in the 2006 series in the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", but absolutely no mention is made of Spitfire's mother.
* MusicalEpisode: The episode "Turf Wars", which also serves as the GrandFinale.
* MythArc: The 2006 revival had an ongoing story arc about the Biker Mice looking for Stoker so they can get his invention the regenerator and use it to end the drought on Mars while also steering clear of the Catatonians and Ronaldo Rump, who want the regenerator for their own purposes.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Crusher.
* NotAlwaysEvil: While most of the Catatonians are very unpleasant, the episode "Surfer Cats of Saturn" has the Biker Mice get mistakenly teleported to Saturn, where they meet a tribe of Catatonians who defected from their race because they did not approve of their plans to invade Mars. The Biker Mice get along with them just fine.
* OriginsEpisode: The 2006 series also does this in the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", where they explain why the Catatonians went to war with the Martian mice and how Ronaldo Rump became rich.
* PreviouslyOn: The 2006 {{Revival}} also has recaps for its multi-part episodes, with Carbine explaining what happened in the last part for the series premiere "The Adventure Begins" and Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo doing the job in the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth".
* RearrangeTheSong: The theme song of the revival is a remixed version of the original 1993 series' theme song.
* {{Revival}}: In 2006, with new character designs and stuff. [[BrokenBase Reactions were mixed]].
* RoleReprisal: While the revival had most of the supporting characters recast, some of the actors from the original series return to reprise their roles.
** Creator/RobPaulsen, Ian Ziering, and Dorian Harewood all return as Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo.
** William Morgan Sheppard and Susan Silo reprise their roles as Lawrence Limburger and Dr. Karbunkle in the few episodes featuring them.
** Luke Perry returns as Napoleon Brie in "Once Upon a Time on Earth, Part Two".
** Peter Strauss reprises his role as Stoker for five episodes, with Creator/JimWard replacing him for the rest of the series.
* SequelSeries: The 2006 series takes place several years after the 1993 series.
* SeriesContinuityError: While the 2006 series is meant to be a follow-up to the original 1993 cartoon, Vinnie is depicted eating pizza in some episodes even though the original show established that the Biker Mice hated cheese and the Biker Mice's motorcycles have different names.
* ShoutOut: In the episode "British Invasion", one of Sir Richard Brand Something's robot minions is addressed as "[[Franchise/StarWars R2]]".
* TakeThat: The episode "Changes" has two. One is that Vinnie refuses to follow Stoker into the sewers because the sewer contains "[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles big, mean, smartallecky turtles]]". Another one happens at the end of the episode, when Vinnie regrets not getting a chance to see ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' and Modo responds by groaning in disgust.
* VillainSong: The 2006 series episode "Turf Wars" has songs for the Rats and Harley as well as a duet for Dr. Catorkian and Hairball.
6th Nov '16 7:15:15 AM dieseldragons
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Most of this trope stems from Vinnie's never-ending flirting with Charlie, including one scene where the mechanic was in a mini-skirt disguise, prompting a certain hypermasculine mouse wanting to see her from the back.
3rd Nov '16 3:42:29 PM WillKeaton
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* InterspeciesRomance: Played down. Its undeniably over the course of the series, Vinnie grows to care for Charley, and not just cause [[MarsNeedsWomen he finds all women attractive]]. Charley however [[InterspeciesFriendship often shuts him down]]. Though she eventually sees past Vinnie's macho-exterior for the sweetheart he is.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Played down. Its undeniably It's undeniable over the course of the series, Vinnie grows to care for Charley, and not just cause [[MarsNeedsWomen he finds all women attractive]]. Charley however [[InterspeciesFriendship often shuts him down]]. Though she eventually sees past Vinnie's macho-exterior for the sweetheart he is.
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