History WesternAnimation / ChalkZone

29th Aug '16 8:54:14 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: The show actually lasted seven years, though a lot of people think it was a ShortRunner.
** [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Nickelodeon can be to blame]], for the way it aired season 4 (taking around ''2 years'' to do so).
26th Jul '16 4:08:47 PM DrNoPuma
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* ImpossibleSmileOfDoom: The villainous Skrawl always bears this kind of smile, though in his case, it's to make him look like a smug bully rather than to make him scary.
10th Jul '16 4:56:48 PM nombretomado
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* BalefulPolymorph: According to an interview with Bill Burnett, any human who remains in ChalkZone for more than 24 hours becomes a zoner themselves, and lose their ability to use the magic chalk. Had the show continued, Rudy would have encountered a human villain who was a victim of this.

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* BalefulPolymorph: According to an interview with Bill Burnett, any human who remains in ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] for more than 24 hours becomes a zoner themselves, and lose their ability to use the magic chalk. Had the show continued, Rudy would have encountered a human villain who was a victim of this.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: When fighting villains in ChalkZone, Rudy usually defeats them in nonviolent/comical manners, sometimes reforming them in the process. [[spoiler: Except for one. In The Quicksand Man, Rudy remembers that scraping a blackboard sounds much worse in ChalkZone than in the real world (see ChekhovsGun), and, in order to wake up the Zoners, does exactly that. This also hurts the Quicksand Man's ears so badly that it disintegrates him into sand. Or maybe he somehow disintegrated ''himself'' into sand to escape the unbearable noise? The other Zoners CHEERING for Rudy after he did the dark deed doesn't help too much. The Quicksand Man was lucky that this didn't make his ears BLEED!]]

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: When fighting villains in ChalkZone, [=ChalkZone=], Rudy usually defeats them in nonviolent/comical manners, sometimes reforming them in the process. [[spoiler: Except for one. In The Quicksand Man, Rudy remembers that scraping a blackboard sounds much worse in ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] than in the real world (see ChekhovsGun), and, in order to wake up the Zoners, does exactly that. This also hurts the Quicksand Man's ears so badly that it disintegrates him into sand. Or maybe he somehow disintegrated ''himself'' into sand to escape the unbearable noise? The other Zoners CHEERING for Rudy after he did the dark deed doesn't help too much. The Quicksand Man was lucky that this didn't make his ears BLEED!]]



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Terry Bouffant started off as a generic reporter who sometimes got caught in the ChalkZone-related messes that would occur in the real world, such as the invasion of the wiggies. But in Indescent Exposure, she not only has figured out ChalkZone existed without having actually to see it, which was the case with Vinnie Ratone, but she kidnapped Snap, dragged him to a news station to be used to prove ChalkZone existed, discovered the magic chalk, trapped Snap back into ChalkZone before he could stop her, and nearly exposed ChalkZone. In her next episode, she teams up with Vinnie and they create Boorat, who succeeds in stealing the magic chalk and the only reason he was unable to complete his mission because Snap managed to constantly prevent him from going outside where Terry and Vinnie were waiting for him.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Terry Bouffant started off as a generic reporter who sometimes got caught in the ChalkZone-related [=ChalkZone=]-related messes that would occur in the real world, such as the invasion of the wiggies. But in Indescent Exposure, she not only has figured out ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] existed without having actually to see it, which was the case with Vinnie Ratone, but she kidnapped Snap, dragged him to a news station to be used to prove ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] existed, discovered the magic chalk, trapped Snap back into ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] before he could stop her, and nearly exposed ChalkZone.[=ChalkZone=]. In her next episode, she teams up with Vinnie and they create Boorat, who succeeds in stealing the magic chalk and the only reason he was unable to complete his mission because Snap managed to constantly prevent him from going outside where Terry and Vinnie were waiting for him.



** Skrawl trying to get Penny to rule ChalkZone with him as his "Chalk Queen" may arise some issues...

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** Skrawl trying to get Penny to rule ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] with him as his "Chalk Queen" may arise some issues...



* HypnoticEyes: The weapon of choice of Skrawl's giant robotic brain. Not only does it brainwash all citizens of ChalkZone so they could go to a quarry to be [[ItMakesSenseInContext covered in sugar free rice pudding (with raisins)]], but in order to get Rudy to draw it a body, it makes the citizens [[ItMakesSenseInContext think they are chickens]].

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* HypnoticEyes: The weapon of choice of Skrawl's giant robotic brain. Not only does it brainwash all citizens of ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] so they could go to a quarry to be [[ItMakesSenseInContext covered in sugar free rice pudding (with raisins)]], but in order to get Rudy to draw it a body, it makes the citizens [[ItMakesSenseInContext think they are chickens]].



*** It's not so much they can't eat chalk stuff. They can, as chalk is not toxic and can be safely ingested. But it's still chalk and would still taste like chalk to anyone who tried it. It also has no nutritional value, so a human stuck in ChalkZone would die from lack of food and water.
** In French Fry Falls, when Biclops tells the story of how he and Rudy met, after defeating the giant, eight year old Rudy and Snap notice the sun setting, indicating a day/night cycle. This concept is retconned in later episodes where it's established that ChalkZone has no day/night cycle and instead is divided into areas of permanent day and permanent night.

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*** It's not so much they can't eat chalk stuff. They can, as chalk is not toxic and can be safely ingested. But it's still chalk and would still taste like chalk to anyone who tried it. It also has no nutritional value, so a human stuck in ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] would die from lack of food and water.
** In French Fry Falls, when Biclops tells the story of how he and Rudy met, after defeating the giant, eight year old Rudy and Snap notice the sun setting, indicating a day/night cycle. This concept is retconned in later episodes where it's established that ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] has no day/night cycle and instead is divided into areas of permanent day and permanent night.



* WeaponWieldsYou: The red chalk is a dangerous chalk that draws only destructive and evil drawings that attack anyone in sight, including their own creator. It's able to force its wielder to do whatever it wants, even drag them to where it wants to go, and once grabbed, the wielder cannot let go of it unless they exit ChalkZone. It's hinted that the red chalk sees creators as just mere tools for it to control. Both Rudy and Reggie have fallen victim to the red chalk.
* WeCanRuleTogether: In "Chalk Queen," after Rudy breaks his promise to help Penny with her Biology report, Skrawl captures her and tries to convince her that she can rule ChalkZone with him as his titular Chalk Queen. [[spoiler: Emphasis on "tries."]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Future Zone", Craniacs 1 and 2 are seen sitting motionless in cryofreeze, with both of them being rendered obsolete offscreen. It's unclear how the successors took over or even got to ChalkZone. From what can be indicated in the episode, Craniac 2 was more gullible than 3, and 1 was likely a nincompoop.

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* WeaponWieldsYou: The red chalk is a dangerous chalk that draws only destructive and evil drawings that attack anyone in sight, including their own creator. It's able to force its wielder to do whatever it wants, even drag them to where it wants to go, and once grabbed, the wielder cannot let go of it unless they exit ChalkZone.[=ChalkZone=]. It's hinted that the red chalk sees creators as just mere tools for it to control. Both Rudy and Reggie have fallen victim to the red chalk.
* WeCanRuleTogether: In "Chalk Queen," after Rudy breaks his promise to help Penny with her Biology report, Skrawl captures her and tries to convince her that she can rule ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] with him as his titular Chalk Queen. [[spoiler: Emphasis on "tries."]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Future Zone", Craniacs 1 and 2 are seen sitting motionless in cryofreeze, with both of them being rendered obsolete offscreen. It's unclear how the successors took over or even got to ChalkZone.[=ChalkZone=]. From what can be indicated in the episode, Craniac 2 was more gullible than 3, and 1 was likely a nincompoop.
13th Jun '16 1:47:10 PM morenohijazo
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* PumpkinPerson: Jacko, a Jack-O' Lantern singer who falls in love with Rudy's Jill-O' Lantern, a non-living example of this trope.
18th May '16 9:58:59 AM DrNoPuma
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* ImpossibleSmileOfDoom: The villainous Skrawl always bears this kind of smile, though in his case, it's to make him look like a smug bully rather than to make him scary.
10th Apr '16 6:57:19 PM thevisualboy37
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* {{Mondegreen}}: The theme song is actually saying "Rudy's got the chalk", not asking "Who's got the chalk?"
6th Apr '16 7:28:44 PM Dvandemon
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* AuthorAvatar: Self portraits are just one of the many kinds of things erased into Chalkzone.


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* FlyingBrick: Generic Man, so named because he's the superhero [[LampshadeHanging kids draw most often]].


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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Rudy asks on his first trip into Chalkzone if it's a cartoon leading Snap to explain what Chalkzone is as they walk by two tombstones in the foreground respectively marked "expo" and "sition".
5th Apr '16 3:18:02 PM Dvandemon
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: One of the original Oh Yeah! Cartoon shorts, Chalk Rain, deals with a giant sidewalk chalk Chinese Long dragon washed away by the rain before its artist back in China could finish giving him wings. He's exceptionally irate because of this and only calms down when Rudy draws him giant butterfly wings to fly away on, trailing a rainbow.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: There are multiple chalk ghosts of different art styles in Chalkzone, most of them out in public in Nightzone, and even then mostly on Halloween. Outside of that if a chalk drawing isn't erased completely, it only manifests incompletely as a type of ghost in Chalkzone haunting the area it was erased at. These are known as Smudges. They're capable of warping reality and shapeshifting as a part of their hauntings and when they're finally erased entirely another half is manifested before the two physically rejoin, becoming a complete and regular zoner.


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* UnmovingPlaid: All lines of anything from Chalkzone. It's not always noticeable.
25th Feb '16 5:54:13 PM chaokiwi
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Snap has a Bronx accent, howeva in some episodes it'z Brooklyn, or Joisey, and fuh no reazon, bucko, az no one elz in da show gots one.

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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Snap has a Bronx accent, howeva Howeva in some episodes it'z Brooklyn, or Joisey, and fuh no reazon, bucko, az no one elz in da show gots one.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Not as much as [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow some]] [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife other]] [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Nicktoons]] [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents that]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} are]] [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom probably]] [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim worth]] [[WesternAnimation/KaBlam mentioning]], as this Nicktoon was geared toward a slightly younger audience. But yeah, it snuck in some innuendos, most common is how busty Penny is, and she's uh, ten.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Not as much as [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow some]] [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife other]] [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Nicktoons]] [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents that]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} are]] [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom probably]] [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim worth]] [[WesternAnimation/KaBlam mentioning]], as this Nicktoon was geared toward a slightly younger audience. But yeah, it snuck in some innuendos, most common is how busty Penny is, and she's uh, ten.innuendos.
13th Feb '16 4:17:26 PM CaptainTedium
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* AmbiguousSyntax: Discussed whenever Rudy's idea for the Vampire Cannibals are brought up, most notably with Snap asking whether they're vampires that eat other vampires or if they're cannibals that happen to be vampires. This ends up becoming troublesome for Rudy in "Vampire Cannibals of New York", when Gore, the Vampire Cannibal King, attempts to eat Rudy and responds to the boy's protest that vampire cannibals only eat other vampires by pointing out that it wasn't made clear.



** Also in "Disarmed Rudy", when someone asks Rudy how he broke his arm and he replies that he doesn't want to talk about it. Though it's revealed in the end that he actually broke it practicing bowling.
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