History WesternAnimation / CaptainNTheGameMaster

4th Apr '16 5:03:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Once there, Kevin learns that he is to fulfill a prophecy as "Captain N", a savior sent to save Videoland from the forces of evil, led by the [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors Audrey II]]-[[HeyItsThatVoice esque]] Mother Brain (the main villain from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}''). Joining him are Videoland's sovereign Princess Lana, VideoGame/MegaMan, [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Kid]] [[IAmNotShazam Icarus]], Simon Belmont from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', and later UsefulNotes/GameBoy. Kevin/Captain N and the gang would defend Videoland from Mother Brain and her henchmen, who included King Hippo from ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' and The Eggplant Wizard from ''Kid Icarus''. Other frequently occurring villains were Dr. Wily of ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' fame (who was probably the only semi-competent villain in the entire series), a LargeHam version of Dracula from ''Castlevania'', and a Film/KingKong-like VideoGame/DonkeyKong.

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Once there, Kevin learns that he is to fulfill a prophecy as "Captain N", a savior sent to save Videoland from the forces of evil, led by the [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors Audrey II]]-[[HeyItsThatVoice esque]] II]]-esque Mother Brain (the main villain from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}''). Joining him are Videoland's sovereign Princess Lana, VideoGame/MegaMan, [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Kid]] [[IAmNotShazam Icarus]], Simon Belmont from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', and later UsefulNotes/GameBoy. Kevin/Captain N and the gang would defend Videoland from Mother Brain and her henchmen, who included King Hippo from ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' and The Eggplant Wizard from ''Kid Icarus''. Other frequently occurring villains were Dr. Wily of ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' fame (who was probably the only semi-competent villain in the entire series), a LargeHam version of Dracula from ''Castlevania'', and a Film/KingKong-like VideoGame/DonkeyKong.
27th Mar '16 5:12:49 AM starofjusticev21
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* ClipShow: "When Mother Brain Rules", which is missing from the [=DVD=] sets. A clip show in the purest sense of the term, this episode has no new footage whatsoever, and no framing story to justify the clips. Even stranger, all the voices were missing in the clips, so it was half an hour of voiceless recycled animation with background music (and very occasional out-of-nowhere narration from Simon.) Needless to say, little kids watching it in 1991 were pretty damn confused.

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* ClipShow: "When Mother Brain Rules", which is missing from the [=DVD=] sets.Rules". A clip show in the purest sense of the term, this episode has no new footage whatsoever, and no framing story to justify the clips. Even stranger, all the voices were missing in the clips, so it was half an hour of voiceless recycled animation with background music (and very occasional out-of-nowhere narration from Simon.) Needless to say, little kids watching it in 1991 were pretty damn confused. confused, and it wasn't included at all when the show was released to DVD.
11th Mar '16 5:54:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* AdaptationExpansion: The comics released by ValiantComics were altogether better written and spent quite some time exploring the relationships between the characters instead of the show's simplistic "game world of the week" plotlines. And they actually remembered that ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' has a heroine, and other characters besides Mother Brain.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The comics released by ValiantComics Creator/ValiantComics were altogether better written and spent quite some time exploring the relationships between the characters instead of the show's simplistic "game world of the week" plotlines. And they actually remembered that ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' has a heroine, and other characters besides Mother Brain.



* ComicBookAdaptation: By ValiantComics, as part of the ComicBook/NintendoComicsSystem.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: By ValiantComics, Creator/ValiantComics, as part of the ComicBook/NintendoComicsSystem.
10th Mar '16 5:08:51 AM starofjusticev21
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Considering the spotty research the game's known for it might well be coincidence, but one episode reveals that the one game even Captain N couldn't beat was ''The Adventures of Bayou Billy'', which as any NES fan will tell you is one of the hardest and cheapest games on the system.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Considering the spotty research the game's show's known for it might well be coincidence, but one episode reveals that the one game even Captain N couldn't beat was ''The Adventures of Bayou Billy'', which as any NES fan will tell you is one of the hardest and cheapest games on the system.
29th Feb '16 10:36:33 AM rjd1922
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Many of the characters were [[InNameOnly nothing like their original counterparts]]. It was also notable for adding Link and Zelda from the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' cartoon series as supporting cast members following the cancellation of the ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Bros. Super Show]]''. It lasted for three seasons and was ScrewedByTheNetwork due to NBC's departure from the SaturdayMorningCartoon genre, and its time slot was replaced by local news after the Saturday morning block was shut down.

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Many of the characters were [[InNameOnly [[YouDontLookLikeYou nothing like their original counterparts]]. It was also notable for adding Link and Zelda from the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' cartoon series as supporting cast members following the cancellation of the ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Bros. Super Show]]''. It lasted for three seasons and was ScrewedByTheNetwork due to NBC's departure from the SaturdayMorningCartoon genre, and its time slot was replaced by local news after the Saturday morning block was shut down.



** One of the most drastic examples is the series' version of [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Kraid]] who looks like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Captain_N_Kraid_5174.jpg this]]. He hardly bears any resemblance to even his original NES appearance, let alone his later, more iconic appearance from ''Super Metroid''.

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** One of the most drastic examples is the series' version of [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Kraid]] who looks like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Captain_N_Kraid_5174.jpg this]]. He hardly bears any resemblance to even his original NES appearance, let alone his later, more iconic appearance from ''Super Metroid''.''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''.
30th Jan '16 4:17:30 PM WillKeaton
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* ValleyGril: Stacey from the Season 2 episode "the Big Game" is, like, totally, this trope.

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* ValleyGril: ValleyGirl: Stacey from the Season 2 episode "the Big Game" is, like, totally, this trope.
30th Jan '16 4:16:47 PM WillKeaton
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** Though he didn't have an antidote to the love arrows right away (which you think he would have had)

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** Though he didn't have an antidote to the love arrows right away (which you think he would have had)had).



* WeaponTwirling: Kevin does it practically twice an episode.
* WholePlotReference: Naturally, this being the kind of show that it is, some episodes will reference the plot of a single game wholesale; for example "Mega Trouble in Mega-Land" largely references the plot of ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'', "Quest For The Potion of Power" references ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', etc (other episodes, while taking place in the world of a particular game, don't necessarily have much to do with the plot of the game in question).

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* WeaponTwirling: Kevin does it practically twice an episode.
ValleyGril: Stacey from the Season 2 episode "the Big Game" is, like, totally, this trope.
* WholePlotReference: Naturally, this being the kind of show that it is, some episodes will reference the plot of a single game wholesale; for example "Mega Trouble in Mega-Land" largely references the plot of ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'', "Quest For The Potion of Power" references ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', etc (other etc. (Other episodes, while taking place in the world of a particular game, don't necessarily have much to do with the plot of the game in question).question.)
30th Jan '16 3:26:03 PM WillKeaton
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* SummonEverymanHero: In the first episode the Ultimate Warp Zone summons perfectly average Kevin Keene to save Videoland using his skill at videogames.
28th Jan '16 12:45:04 PM Silverblade2
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* AdaptationNameChange: Pit from ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' becomes Kid Icarus.
25th Jan '16 6:36:10 AM Roo
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* FootPop: Samus Aran, of all characters, does this in the comic ''A King Of Shreds And Patches,'' when a thirty-year-old Kevin (of a BadFuture) kisses her. [[http://www.metroid-database.com/manga/captain_n_comics/ch_0006/scaled/sc_cn5-06.jpg While she's in full armor, no less.]]

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* FootPop: FootPopping: Samus Aran, of all characters, does this in the comic ''A King Of Shreds And Patches,'' when a thirty-year-old Kevin (of a BadFuture) kisses her. [[http://www.metroid-database.com/manga/captain_n_comics/ch_0006/scaled/sc_cn5-06.jpg While she's in full armor, no less.]]
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