History WesternAnimation / CodenameKidsNextDoor

26th May '16 5:54:57 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ReusedCharacerDesign: Some of the kids in the Ugly Children Exhibit from "Operation: Z.O.O." are reused for later named characters, most noteably Eggbert and Leaky Leona.

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* ReusedCharacerDesign: ReusedCharacterDesign: Some of the kids in the Ugly Children Exhibit from "Operation: Z.O.O." are reused for later named characters, most noteably Eggbert and Leaky Leona.
26th May '16 6:02:24 AM StFan
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* VerbalTic: Numbuh Five's parents (her father especially) speak in a style reminiscent of Creator/BillCosby. Her older sister, Cree, also occasionally lapses into this.

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* VerbalTic: Numbuh Five's parents (her father especially) speak in a style reminiscent of Creator/BillCosby. Her older sister, Cree, also occasionally lapses into this.this, though mostly when mocking her father.
25th May '16 8:05:41 PM AtticusOmundson
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* FieryRedhead: Numbuh 86, topped off with her being from ScotIreland.
24th May '16 11:33:31 AM AtticusOmundson
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* VerbalTic: Numbuh Five's parents (her father especially) speak in a style reminiscent of Creator/BillCosby. Her older sister, Cree, also occasionally lapses into this.
24th May '16 10:25:20 AM AtticusOmundson
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** Also with Count Spankulot during the first episode focused around him. He originally just spanked kids who deserved it (even if their crimes were fairly minor by most standards), and even attempted to join the KND to help fight evil adults after he accidentally spanked the wrong child. However, his mistreatment by the KND left him as being a straight villain by the end of the episode.
24th May '16 12:54:56 AM StFan
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-->'''Stickybeard:''' (''to [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Dumb John Silver]]'') '''You're supposed to be an EVIL pirate!'''

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-->'''Stickybeard:''' (''to ''[to [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Dumb John Silver]]'') Silver]]]'' '''You're supposed to be an EVIL pirate!'''



-->'''Numbuh One:''' How can they do ''that'' in a car?
-->'''Numbuh Two:''' Cooo-oool! What are you guys so grossed out about? Cheese fries always taste better after a couple of days!

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-->'''Numbuh One:''' How can they do ''that'' in a car?
-->'''Numbuh
car?\\
'''Numbuh
Two:''' Cooo-oool! What are you guys so grossed out about? Cheese fries always taste better after a couple of days!



* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: The series revolves around his trope. Children beating up adults is played for laughs, while its played as a KickTheDog moment when an adult hurts a child.
* TheDragon / DragonInChief: The Delightful Children from Down the Lane

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* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: The series revolves around his trope. Children beating up adults is played for laughs, while its it's played as a KickTheDog moment when an adult hurts a child.
* TheDragon / DragonInChief: TheDragon: The Delightful Children from Down the Lane



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early episodes, mainly season 1, portrayed Sector V as fairly flat characters with little real personality or emotion beyond their main traits. Later in season 1 and especially from season 2 onward, their personalities and emotions were fleshed out more and they had more depth added to them.
** Similarly, at first, Sector V seemed to just be on their own, but they were quickly referred to as merely an outpost of a larger group starting around "Operation: Q.U.I.E.T.". They were also depicted as being a bit more prone to failure of their missions.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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The early episodes, mainly season 1, portrayed Sector V as fairly flat characters with little real personality or emotion beyond their main traits. Later in season 1 and especially from season 2 onward, their personalities and emotions were fleshed out more and they had more depth added to them.
** Similarly, at first, Sector V seemed to just be on their own, but they were quickly referred to as merely an outpost of a larger group starting around "Operation: Q.U.I.E.T.". They were also depicted as being a bit more prone to failure of on their missions.



--->'''Delightful Children:''' So, Kids Next Door, what do you say about a trip to Pluto? Have a "delightful" flight! (''cue {{evil laugh}}'')

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--->'''Delightful Children:''' So, Kids Next Door, what do you say about a trip to Pluto? Have a "delightful" flight! (''cue ''[cue {{evil laugh}}'') laugh}}]''



'''Numbuh Three:''' Yeah, surprised to see you wearing a bra! (''she, Numbuh 12 and 23 laugh'')\\

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'''Numbuh Three:''' Yeah, surprised to see you wearing a bra! (''she, ''[she, Numbuh 12 and 23 laugh'')\\laugh]''\\



--->'''Numbuh 86:''' This is an invitation to Numbuh 274's (''gasp'') '''''thirteenth birthday party'''''!

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--->'''Numbuh 86:''' This is an invitation to Numbuh 274's (''gasp'') ''[gasp]'' '''''thirteenth birthday party'''''!



--->'''Numbuh Four:''' Attention all Kids Next Door Operatives. [[spoiler: [[AprilFoolsDay As of right now, there are no plans for a Galactic Kids Next Door Series.]] But...''[[ViralMarketing there should be.]]'']]

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--->'''Numbuh Four:''' Attention all Kids Next Door Operatives. [[spoiler: [[AprilFoolsDay [[spoiler:[[AprilFoolsDay As of right now, there are no plans for a Galactic Kids Next Door Series.]] But...''[[ViralMarketing there should be.]]'']]
23rd May '16 5:53:49 PM AtticusOmundson
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* DarkestHour: The season 1 finale. The Delightful Children have turned Numbuh One into an adult, leaving Sector V leaderless, the treehouse is destroyed, and Numbuh One has been forced to get a job as an ice cream man for the Children. This was before the rest of the KND was introduced properly, so they couldnt even call on any reinforcements. Sector V is reduced to using a cardboard box as a temporary HQ.

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* DarkestHour: The season 1 finale. The Delightful Children have turned Numbuh One into an adult, leaving Sector V leaderless, the treehouse is destroyed, and Numbuh One has been forced to get a job as an ice cream man for the Children. This was before the rest of the KND was introduced properly, so they couldnt couldn't even call on any reinforcements. Sector V is reduced to using a cardboard box as a temporary HQ.


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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In "Operation: P.O.I.N.T.":
-->'''Numbuh One:''' How can they do ''that'' in a car?
-->'''Numbuh Two:''' Cooo-oool! What are you guys so grossed out about? Cheese fries always taste better after a couple of days!
17th May '16 4:51:18 PM StFan
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** Numbuh Five is voiced by Creator/CreeSummer, and her sister is named Cree.
17th May '16 2:36:44 PM AtticusOmundson
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** Numbuh Five is voiced by Creator/CreeSummer, and her sister is named Cree.
17th May '16 8:28:29 AM StFan
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* PlatonicLifePartners: Numbuhs One and

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* PlatonicLifePartners: Numbuhs One andand Five. Justified in that the former is Sector V's head and the latter is his second-in-command/right-hand woman. To a lesser extent, the members of Sector V who aren't romantically interlinked to each other.
* PortalPool: To the MirrorUniverse.
* PowerLimiter: Count Spankulot can turn others into "spank-happy vampires" by spanking them gloveless.
* PowerUpFood: One episode has a villain named Cuppa Joe, a rig overseer who gains SuperSpeed from drinking excessive amounts of coffee.
* PrecisionFStrike: Delivered by [[spoiler: Numbuh Three when Lizzie was revealed to be Agent Vine in the second "teaser" video for the Galactic Kids Next Door.]]
* PresidentEvil: [[spoiler: The 4th grade class president, and later, the Delightful Children]]
* ThePsychoRangers: The Delightful Children from Down the Lane look eerily similar to Sector V .
* {{Pun}}:
** Numbuh Two is the Patron Saint of this trope. A real PungeonMaster.
** Apparently, in one of the ''Indiana Jones'' parodies, Numbuh Five is tested about the Ice Cream flavor of the Day. Her answer? Sundae. The Ice Cream Gods must believe puns are a form of logic, because she is allowed access after she answered. Lampshaded by the Delightful Children from Down the Lane, who proceed to complain that it's the [[StupidestThingIveEverHeard stupidest thing they'd ever heard]] until it actually works.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
** Wally's response to his crush on Kuki:
--->'''Numbuh Four:''' She. Just. Owes. Me. A. Quarter!
** Also, Numbuh One's response to Numbuh Two's plan to steal the Delightful Children's cake with eggs:
--->'''Numbuh One:''' That! Is! BRILLIANT!
::: In the next scene, Numbuh One sees a lot of eggs in his own room.
--->'''Numbuh One:''' This! Is! STUPID!
* PungeonMaster: Numbuh Two
* PunkPunk: One of the codifiers of Kid Punk.
* RaiseHimRightThisTime: The one-off villain Mr. B, after being hit by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own "babyfier ray"]].
* RealityEnsues: The show averts TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin, and the KND loose almost as often as they succeed.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Leaky Leona, who turns out to have been using the Fountain of Youth to maintain her 10-year-old form for the past 300 years.]]
* RebusBubble: '''2 + 2 = Pizza'''
* RedOniBlueOni: Two groups.
** Numbuhs One and Five.
** Numbuhs Four and Two.
* RefuseToRescueTheDisliked: After Numbub Four ruins her beloved plush toy and eventually draws the line after being forced to act as a replacement, Numbuh Three refuses to take part in a rescue mission after he is captured. She eventually changes her mind and pulls a BigDamnHeroes.
* ReusedCharacerDesign: Some of the kids in the Ugly Children Exhibit from "Operation: Z.O.O." are reused for later named characters, most noteably Eggbert and Leaky Leona.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
** Bradley (a.k.a. Numbuh Six).
** The treehouse hamsters.
* RuleOfCool: This show thrives on it. They have a ''moon base'' and it looks to be made out of ''gum''.
* RunningGag:
** Every time Hippie-Hop (a HumongousMecha piloted by Numbuh Three) appears, it gets smashed to pieces, even the one time it does something useful.
** Every time Numbuh Three ejects from a vehicle she's piloting, usually she lands on the ground and her parachute deploys late.
** In "Operation: D.O.G.H.O.U.S.E.", Mrs. Thompson would always say "I probably shouldn't have said that" or "I probably shouldn't have told you that" to Numbuh Four after answering a question that he asked, regardless of the current situation.
** The kids tree-house has a tendency of being taken by VillainOfTheWeek. Lampshaded by Numbuh One in "Operation: N.A.U.G.H.T.Y.":
--->'''Numbuh One:''' Oh, come on! Why does everyone always take the treehouse?! WHO'S ON THE "TAKE NUMBUH ONE'S PRIDE AND JOY" LIST THIS TIME?!
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* SafetyWorst: Parodies by exaggeration in "Operation: S.A.F.E.T.Y.".
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Heinrich, when we finally learn what exactly happened in Guatemala that made him angry with Numbuh Five.]]
* SassyBlackWoman: Numbuh Five and her sister, Cree.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Numbuhs 84 ("Tactical Yoyo Specialist") and 83 ("Soda, Snacks, and Treats Officer").
* ScaryLibrarian: [[ClassicalMovieVampire Count Spankulot]]
* SeadogPegLeg: Captain Stickybeard has a peg leg made out of ''candy cane''.
* SecondPersonAttack: At the end of "Operation: S.P.A.C.E.", Numbuh One points his mustard gun toward one of the characters, and his blast fills the entire screen and fades to black.
* SeriousBusiness: Don't get us started... Rainbow Monkeys and cake and card collections....
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E."
* SharedUniverse: With ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', and by association with them, ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''.
* ShoutOut: Loads and loads of these.
** Character-specific:
*** The antagonists, The Delightful Children from Down the Lane, seem to be based on the antagonists in co-creator Mo Willem's 1996 ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', sketch, ''The Off-Beats'', known as "The Populars".
*** Father appears to be based off of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs.
*** Numbuh 86 is possibly a ShoutOut to [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove Rosa Klebb]], another [[HotBlooded hot-tempered]], [[EvilRedhead red-headed]], [[DoesNotLikeMen boy-hating]] operative with a grating accent and a grudge against [[Film/JamesBond a British agent]].
*** The Tommy's costume (wide-brimmed hat, mask and cape), hammy poses and catch phrase ("I am The Tommy!") reminds of [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck another animated superhero.]] Probably also a shout-out to Radio/TheShadow.
*** Two of the England KND members are a ShoutOut to the ''Series/TheAvengers'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' respectively.
*** Numbuh 11-Teen is based off of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Goodall Jane Goodall]].
*** Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb are based of of [[Film/DiamondsAreForever Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint]].
** [[Film/{{Chinatown}} "I was hungry (slap), I was thirsty (slap), I was hungry (slap), I was thirsty (slap),... I was hungry and thirsty."]]
** The Delightful Children are turned into sheep in one episode. The middle one resembles Sheep from ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''. Also, in "Operation: T.H.E.-F.L.Y.", one of the stuffed animals shown in Numbuh Three's room is Sheep.
** WesternAnimation/{{Dexter|sLaboratory}} appears as a balloon in a ZombieApocalypse episode.
** "Operation: H.O.M.E." gives us the origins of Rainbow Monkey Cereal. [[spoiler:"[[Film/SoylentGreen IT'S MADE FROM RAINBOW MONKEYS!]]"]]
** "Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T." does five parodies in one episode.
*** [[ArtShift Numbuh Four's version]] is a huge one to ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. At one point he blows a chewing gum bubble into his hands to make what looks like a [[KamehameHadoken Chewing Gum Kamehameha]].
** When the Dodgeball Wizard says that he's not a magician, Numbuh Four's dad says, [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment "All right, you're an illusionist then!"]]
** In "Operation: E.N.G.L.A.N.D.", one of the British KND operatives [[spoiler:(actually one of the Rowdy Hooligans from Across the Square)]] repeatedly says to Numbuh One "Nudge-nudge, wink-wink, [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus say-no-more, say-no-more!"]]
** [[http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/9/25/128983599130667789.jpg Ash Ketchum makes an appearence for one second in a crowd scene.]] [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Yes, that one.]] [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi, too.]]
** Numbuh One: "[[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 By your command,]] Mr. President." [[spoiler:The president is a robot duplicate.]]
** When a baby makes a hole in a locked door to get to Numbuhs One and Five, he yells, [[Film/TheShining "Heeeere's Jackson!"]]
** "Operation: P.L.A.N.E.T." features a planet of Rainbow Monkeys similar to the first ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.
** One very direct ShoutOut in "Operation: G.I.R.L.F.R.I.E.N.D.":
--->'''Numbuh One:''' The Splinter cell? I thought they were just a bunch of sci-fi nerds who watch that dumb [[Series/DoctorWho doctor time-space-continuum show]].\\
'''Numbuh 362:''' Not them... and that show's awesome, by the way.
** Numbuh One's two-colored glasses in "Operation: L.O.V.E." make him look like Spider Jerusalem from ''ComicBook{{Transmetropolitan}}''.
** The Christmas special was pretty much a parody of the "Dark Phoenix Saga" from ''ComicBook/XMen''.
** And how many kids would have realized that the dude who waves from the pear tree at the end of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" attack in the ChristmasEpisode was [[Series/ThePartridgeFamily Keith Partridge?]]
** "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E." gives us the line, [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory "More tea, Mrs. Nesbitt?"]]
** The head of security at the KND Deep Sea Science Lab is [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Numbuh Twenty Thousand]].
** [[LotusEaterMachine The island in Chester's headband]] is a subtle reference to [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts the Destiny Islands.]] The design looks nothing like the Destiny Islands, but the entire island is a playground with no adults, and Nigel is greeted by a Kairi expy.
** The Spinach Inquisition are a direct homage to certain ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketches.
** "Operation: S.I.T.T.E.R." features several tall, long-legged, walking beds similar in design to a certain ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo''[='s=].
** "Operation: R.A.B.B.I.T." parodies the sacrifice scene from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
** "Operation: S.A.F.A.R.I." parodies ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame''.
** What, no mention of the great big ''Film/{{Alien}}'' parody that was "Operation: L.I.C.E."?
** There were quite a few ''Film/StarWars'' references and parodies throughout the series, the most notable being "Operation: S.N.O.W.I.N.G.".
** In "Operation: T.R.I.C.K.Y.", Numbuh One dresses up as a [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Borg]] for Halloween.
** The captain and his crew from "Operation: D.U.C.K.Y." are parodies of Captain Kirk and the original ''Enterprise'' crew from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. The captain even has the same speech pattern as Shatner.
** "Operation: H.U.G.S." is basically a long parody of ''Film/KingKong'', made just that much better by ''Numbuh Four'' playing the part of [[DamselInDistress Ann Darrow]].
** "Operation: R.E.C.R.U.I.T." starts out with the blue pill/red pill choice from ''Film/TheMatrix'', only this time with lollipops.
* SickEpisode: Both "Operation: T.O.M.M.Y." and, to a lesser extent, "Operation: S.N.O.W.I.N.G.".
* SlipperySwimsuit: Numbuh One loses his trunks, resulting in an avalanche of jokes about how big his butt is.
* SmellySkunk: Numbuh Six, otherwise known as Bradley, is a skunk, and the first non-human Operative in the series. His spray is actually a plot device, as it negates Chester's mind control. His real parents also show up and play the trope straight. Bradley [[TookALevelInBadass later becomes R.O.B.O.B.R.A.D.L.E.Y.]] in "Operation: H.O.S.P.I.T.A.L." where cybernetics turn his musk into even more potent rocket-propelled stink-bombs which he uses against Cree.
* SpecialEditionTitle: "Operation: N.A.U.G.H.T.Y.", with the normally-white background turned green, snow falling over the titles, and the title decorated by Christmas lights.[[http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a391/Numbuh4fan/Naughty/OperationNAUGHTY005_0039.jpg (see here)]]. That episode also had a teaser. Only "Operation: E.N.D.", "Operation: S.N.O.W.I.N.G.", and "Operation: K.N.O.T." had a Cold Opening before this, and those were much shorter than the one in the aformentioned episode.
* TheSpeechless / TheVoiceless: Numbuh Five was originally going to be one of these (Only fulfilled once in "Operation: T.H.E.-F.L.Y.").
* SpinningOutOfHere: The Toiletnator spins when he makes an exit... but that's because he's "flushing himself" down a toilet.
* SpotTheImposter:
** "Operation: P.R.E.S.I.D.E.N.T." [[spoiler:-- Exploited by Father. [[XanatosGambit Both the real President and the robotic duplicate work for him.]]]]
** In "Operation: P.O.O.L.", [[spoiler:Numbuh Four is clueless that Negative Numbuh One and Eizzil are not who they claim to be... But when Negative Numbuh Three shows up, he can tell she's an imposter just by looking at her. (In fact, Wally and Kuki's relationship seems to take a positive turn in this episode.)]]
* StalkerWithACrush: King Sandy becomes this to Numbuh Three; fortunately, he forgets about her in favor of Mushi. (Unfortunately, [[LoveMakesYouEvil that only makes Mushi worse...]])
* StarterVillain: Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb, Professor XXX-L if you count the ''Kenny and Chimpy'' short from the pilot.
* StealthPun:
** When Father is turning KND operatives into animals, Numbuh 86 is turned into a dog. [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it? Because she's a bitch!]] Or because she was already a "scottie" before being turned into a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Terrier scottie]]. Although she looks more like an Irish Setter. Lampshaded by one of the agents who works under her:
--->"Well, ''THAT'' figures."
** A more complex (and probably accidental) one comes in "Operation: B.U.N.N.Y.", where one of Heinrich's henchmen attacks Numbuh Two with a machine gun that shoots lollipops. This could be a double reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum_Dum_Pop Dum Dum lollipop]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expanding_bullet Dum Dum bullet]], which saw heavy use in [[UsefulNotes/TheRaj Colonial India]]. Throw in the fact that the episode was basically a WholePlotReference to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', which featured Indian Thuggees as its main antagonists...
** One of the things Gramma Stuffum forces kids to eat are pies with tentacles. Octopies.
* StepfordSmiler:
** The Delightful Children from Down the Lane
** Also [[spoiler:Numbuh Three]], as revealed in the final episodes.
* StoryArc: Througout the series there's many involved, some interconnect with one another in some seperate seasons, and all contain a good deal of continunity. They are as follows:
** Season 1: "Operation: I.-S.C.R.E.A.M.", "Operation: T.U.R.N.I.P.", "Operation: T.H.E.-F.L.Y.", and "Operation: C.A.B.L.E.-T.V." contain elements that are brought back in the season finale "Operation: G.R.O.W.-U.P.".
** Seasons 1 & 2: "Operation: T.O.M.M.Y", "Operation: C.H.A.D", "Operation: S.U.P.P.O.R.T.", "Operation: O.O.M.P.P.A.H.", "Operation: K.I.S.S.", "Operation: F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.", and "Operation: S.P.A.C.E." set up a story that is concluded in "Operation: E.N.D.".
** Seasons 1, 2 & 3: "Operation: T.O.M.M.Y.", "Operation: C.H.A.D.", "Operation: S.U.P.P.O.R.T", "Operation: O.O.M.P.P.A.H.", "Operation: K.I.S.S." "Operation: F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.", "Operation: S.P.A.C.E." "Operation: E.N.D.", "Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G.", "Operation: S.L.U.M.B.E.R.", and a game in the Creator/CartoonNetwork website set up "Operation: G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S.".
** Seasons 3, 4, & 5: "Operation: R.O.B.B.E.R.S.", "Operation: P.R.E.S.I.D.E.N.T.", and "Operation: S.N.O.W.I.N.G." set up "Operation: E.L.E.C.T.I.O.N.S.".
** Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 5: "Operation: T.O.M.M.Y.", "Operation: C.H.A.D.", "Operation: S.U.P.P.O.R.T", "Operation: O.O.M.P.P.A.H.", "Operation: K.I.S.S.", "Operation: F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.", "Operation: S.P.A.C.E." "Operation: E.N.D.", "Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G.", "Operation: S.L.U.M.B.E.R.", and "Operation: G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S." set up "Operation: I.T.".
** Seasons 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6: "Operation: T.O.M.M.Y.", "Operation: C.H.A.D.", "Operation: S.U.P.P.O.R.T", "Operation: O.O.M.P.P.A.H", "Operation: K.I.S.S.", "Operation: F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.", "Operation: S.P.A.C.E", "Operation: E.N.D." "Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G.", "Operation: S.L.U.M.B.E.R.", "Operation: G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S.", "Operation: I.T.", and "Operation: E.N.G.L.A.N.D." set up ''WesternAnimation/OperationZERO''
** Entire Series: "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.", "Operation: C.A.M.P.", "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-T.W.O.", "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-T.H.R.E.E.", "Operation: H.O.S.P.I.T.A.L.", "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.O.U.R.", "Operation:C.A.K.E.D.-F.I.V.E., "Operation: W.H.I.T.E.H.O.U.S.E.", "Operation: M.E.S.S.A.G.E.", "Operation: S.I.X.", "Operation: G.I.R.L.F.R.I.E.N.D.", "Operation: A.M.I.S.H.", and "Operation: T.R.E.A.T.Y." set up the GrandFinale: "Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S.".
** Seasons 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6: "Operation: F.L.A.V.O.R.", "Operation: J.E.W.E.L.S.", "Operation: R.A.B.B.I.T.", "Operation: C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E.", and "Operation: L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E." set up "Operation: C.A.R.A.M.E.L.", which explains the "Guatemala Incident" in detail. [[spoiler:Turns out Heinrich was a girl prior to it.]]
** Most episodes of Season 6 set up the Splinter Cell plot and the [[spoiler:Galactic KND]].
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike:
** A literal example is used with the above {{Creepy Child}}ren.
** Numbuhs One and Two, having no clue what bras are, use a backronym generator on the word, and eventually conclude that it stands for "Battle Ready Armor" and is a secret Teenager armor device. After some embarrassing hijinx, TheStinger shows us that that is ''indeed'' what the Teenagers are using bras for (yes, even the boys). They even use the same backronym.
* StrawFeminist: Numbuh 86 again, though her attitude doesn't win her any points with the female members either.
* StrawHypocrite: The Vespinaccians, whose goal is to spread the glory of spinach. In truth, none of them like spinach at all, and their king only started the idea just so ''he'' doesn't have to eat it.
* StupidEvil: Many of the Delightful Children's plots fall into this trope, either due to their own incompetence or the fact that they grossly underestimate the KND's intelligence. "Operation: F.L.A.V.O.R." and "Operation: U.N.D.E.R.C.O.V.E.R." are two of the best examples.
* SuddenlyFluentInGibberish: In an episode, the kids are trying to save babies at a hospital. Numbuh Three, TheDitz, reveals that "I speak baby," and indeed she does.
* SunglassesAtNight: Numbuh One mainly, but sometimes other members of the KND as well.
* SwissCheeseSecurity: Sector V's Treehouse, unfortunately. (Ironically, Numbuh One designed the security system for it, and received an award from the Moonbase for it, because of how ''good'' it supposedly was.)
* TakeThat: This whole show is a massive TakeThat towards adulthood. Ironically, this show was made by adults.
** If you look at it, it's a take that to two things. 1) Kids who are over-dramatic about punishments (such as "no candy") and 2) Adults who thinks they they are automatically better than kids because of age, and turn away from things they see as "childish". (Such as the tie episode, where one of the few adult allies still takes himself seriously from time to time when he needs to, but knows how to have fun when he can and it doesn't sacrifice too much.)
** It's also clear from a few episodes that the writers are ''not'' big fans of ''Series/DoctorWho''. (See CoolAndUnusualPunishment above.)
* TeamRocketWins: Sometimes, this happens to [[ButtMonkey The Toilenator]], but unintentionally.
* TemporalParadox: Again, "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E.".
* TeensAreMonsters
* TeenSuperspy: Although, strictly speaking, they are ''tween'' superspies.
* ThanksgivingEpisode: "Operation: C.L.U.E.S." (albeit an eleven-minute one).
* ThemeNaming
* ThickLineAnimation: Season 1 episodes.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Numbuh Five says she makes referring to herself in the third person cool!
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Numbuh 13 is very unlucky, so unlucky that he's spent his entire career being foisted from one team to another because misfortune always befalls his new comrades.
* ThisCannotBe: "But that's [[BuffySpeak un-possible]]!"
* ThisIsADrill: The ending of "No P in the Ool".
* {{Threatening Shark}}s: Especially when they can get a literal kid burger via fast food drive-thrus.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman:
** The [[TheWorfEffect normally useless]] H.I.P.P.I.E.-H.O.P. ends up being vital for defeating the younger Madame Margaret in "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E." because it's too girly for her girlifier rays.
** Similarly, in "Operation: C.A.N.Y.O.N.", the normally [[HarmlessVillain harmless]] Toiletnator's toilet-flushing powers end up '''sinking all of the KND's cereal and milk out of the Grand Canyon''', [[spoiler:although that ends up screwing over Mr. Boss's attempts at sending them a sneak attack.]]
* TimePassesMontage:
** "Operation: A.W.A.R.D.S." spoofs the SpinningClockHands version, where the spinning clock hands turns out to be just Numbuh Four playing with his watch.
** Numbuh Four suffers through this previously during "bring your daughter to work day" in "Operation: O.F.F.I.C.E." He waits and waits and waits... [[RuleOfFunny and the hands on his dad's clock move backwards]].
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb, parodies of ''Film/JamesBond'''s Mr. Wynt and Mr. Kidd.
* ThreeShorts: "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.", "Kenny and the Chimp in Diseasey Does it! or Chimp 'n Pox", and "No P in the OOL" the 9th aired episode (or the series premiere depending on where you look) of the series.
* ToiletTeleportation: The episode "Operation: F.L.U.S.H." features the Toilenator both arriving through the toilet, and being disposed of by the heroes in this fashion during the credits.
* TomatoSurprise:
** "Operation: H.O.S.P.I.T.A.L.": the KND guard an operative... who turns out to be a skunk.
** The movie had the Delightful Children [[spoiler:turn out to be Sector Z, a sector of KND that went missing. Father had tested a machine on them that overloaded and turn them into their current state.]]
** And of course the real kicker -- [[spoiler:Nigel's father being the original Numbuh Zero, and the brother of KND's sworn nemesis, Father, thus making Father Nigel's uncle]].
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Numbuhs Five and Three.
* TooDumbToLive: Numbuh Four loves eating Coco Nut Logs even though he's allergic to coconut.
* TotallyRadical: The "Little Traitor Dudes for Children's Defense" native language.
* TranquillizerDart: Used in "Operation: Z.O.O." by Mrs. Goodwall against Sector V, to put them in a "Kids Zoo".
* TravelMontage: "Operation: R.A.I.N.B.O.W.S."
* TraumaticHaircut: More often than not, at least one Kid ends up getting their hair chopped, shaved, pulled, or burned off during a mission.
** Memorable example is Abigail in "Operation: L.I.C.E.", where her hair is eaten by [[NauseaFuel giant chubby, shrieking mutant lice]].
** It's implied that Numbuh One is permanently bald as a result of being tortured by the DCFDTL.
** In "Operation: D.A.D.D.Y.", parents giving their own children horrible haircuts is treated like this.
* TreehouseOfFun: The KND operate from them all over the world and on the moon, and they're usually the largest landmark for miles.
* TroubledFetalPosition: In "Operation: I.T.", [[spoiler:Father enters this position after being threatened at broccoli-point by Rachel, a.k.a. Numbuh 362, complete with an implied hallucination of ''his'' father making him eat broccoli during ''his'' childhood. Although given what his father is like, this was probably a truly traumatic experience.]]
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: The aformentioned {{Creepy Child}}ren.
* TrueCompanions: A very central theme of the series, especially applies to Nigel as no matter how busy he is he always puts his friends first.
* UnknownRival: The Toilenator is this to Numbuh Four after the events of "Operation: M.O.V.I.E.". Well, maybe Numbuh Four ''knows''; he just doesn't ''care''.
* UnnamedParent: Subverted. To the Kids Next Door, adults are the enemy, and so they don't really care what the adults are named beyond "Mom" or "Dad". All adults are either "Mr. ______" or some variation on the gimmick they use to fight the KND. The biggest villain for the majority of the series is the demonic figure known only as "Father". The one who eventually tops him is the Dracula-esque "Grandfather". Three guesses as to the nature of their relationship. In addition, quite a few of the kids' parents are named as the series goes on.
* UnreliableExpositor:
** Possibly the case in "Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S.". [[spoiler:It is revealed at the end that the adult KND were deliberately misleading Father during the interview, so it stands to reason that the parts of the story that he did not actually witness could have been untrue.]]
** In "Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T.", all five members of Sector V seem to be this. If one had to guess, Numbuh Five's version of the story was probably closest to the facts, but they were all rather farfetched.
* UnstoppableRage: Numbuh Three. Usually, she's sweeter than sugar, but make her angry enough, and she develops ScaryTeeth, FireballEyeballs, her teammates run for cover, and she becomes strong enough to beat up Mr. Boss, ''by herself''. (As she did in "Operation: M.A.C.A.R.R.O.N.I.")
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Sometimes averted, other times played straight.
** If the Kids Next Door are doing a HumongousMecha battle in town square for example, you will see civilians running away in terror. However, if the children are jumping into trap doors to escape class, pulling out crazy 2×4 technology in public or participating in other related craziness, expect the people around them to be either indifferent, or to bounce back quickly.
** For example, in "Operation: E.L.E.C.T.I.O.N.S.", Chad and his friend are in class, wearing their Battle Ready Armor and doing some EvilGloating complete with [[EvilLaugh dramatic laughter]]. Neither the teacher nor their classmates seem very interested in the two [[LargeHam hamtastic teenagers]] in [[VillainousCrossdresser lingerie-powered ninja gear.]] The teacher tells them to wait until after his class to talk about attacking an elementary school, but otherwise doesn't care.
* UnwillingSuspension: The villains have a fondness for tying up the heroes and dangling them upside-down, usually by their feet.
* ValleyGirl: In "Operation: P.O.O.L.", we have the opposites of the Delightful Children from Down the Lane, the Little Traitor Dudes for Children's Defense.
* VetinariJobSecurity: In "Operation: I.T.", it turns out that Numbuh 362 is the Soopreme Leader because nobody else wants the job. She is genuinely good at it, though.
* VillainousCrossdresser:
** Chad Dickson in "Operation: S.L.U.M.B.E.R.":
--->'''Chad:''' Surprised to see me?\\
'''Numbuh Three:''' Yeah, surprised to see you wearing a bra! (''she, Numbuh 12 and 23 laugh'')\\
'''Chad:''' It's not a bra! It's a [[FunWithAcronyms Battle Ready Armor]]! For disguises and stuff.\\
'''Numbuh 23:''' Whatever you say, Chaderella.
** This is actually also a RunningGag: the kids mistake bras for a new kind of weapon in "Operation: S.U.P.P.O.R.T.", [[IKnewIt which they turn out to be in fact]] at the end of the episode and in later ones.
* VillainsOutShopping: A literal example. There is a supermarket specifically for villains only. One episode features the majority of the RoguesGallery and the heroes fighting over ''a box of cereal.''
* VillainyFreeVillain: Professor XXX-L
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Not in that particular order.
* WalkIntoCameraObstruction:
** "Operation: O.U.T.B.R.E.A.K.": A girl jumps towards Numbuh Four.
** "Operation: M.O.V.I.E.": An usher taking Numbuh Four away for sneaking into an R-rated movie.
** "Operation: T.H.E S.H.O.G.U.N.": When the cheese ninjas take away Numbuhs Two and Four, one of them obscure the camera.
** "Operation: B.R.I.E.F.": When Numbuh One first encounters Mr. White, he obscures the screen when he attacks Numbuh One.
** "Operarion: U.T.O.P.I.A.": Before Katie shows Numbuh One her home, she obscures the screen with her pink skirt.
** "Operation: H.U.G.S.": Rainbow Monkey Kong tries to grab Numbuh Four inside Sector V; his hand obscures the screen when he finally does.
** "Operation: H.O.U.N.D.": When Valerie shows her true form, Numbuh Five's hair fills the screen as she is backing away from her.
** "Operation: S.A.F.E.T.Y.": With some fat kid filling the screen after going up the sky and into the air. And twice in a row with the senator and Numbuh Four while they and Numbuh Two travel through an air vent.
* WalkThePlank: With Stickybeard and his pirates.
* WalkThroughTheCamera:
** "Operation: U.T.O.P.I.A.": Numbuh One runs away from Katie.
** "The Grim Adventures of the KND" with Billy's dad. "I wear the pants around here! ME! me, me, me!"
** "Operation: C.O.L.L.E.G.E.": The very beginning with Numbuh One drinking a shake.
* WeaksauceWeakness:
** As previously stated, Were-Dogs eat homework; however, badly done homework by poor students (like Numbuh Four) makes them sick. [[spoiler:Mrs. Thompson herself doesn't have this weakness, however, being their leader and significantly stronger. However, there is another weakness that applies only to her: she can't lie. Numbuh Four quickly finds out that the best way to learn the easiest way to fight her and the other were-dogs is to simply ''ask'' her, and it works like a charm.]]
** For Knightbrace, it's taffy, which he loves so much, he can easily be tempted and subdued with it. Very ironic, seeing as he's a would-be dentist who otherwise tries to force children to adhere to dental hygiene.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: PlayedForLaughs with Numbuh 20,000, who tends to go quite a little bit overboard.
* WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture: A G-rated version: All KND Operatives have to be decommissioned at the age of 13, and their memories of being in the KND will erased. There are teenage operative double agents though, and evil teenagers who escaped decommissioning.
* WhamEpisode:
** In ''WesternAnimation/OperationZERO'', we find out that [[spoiler:Numbuh Zero is Numbuh One's dad, Father is Nigel's uncle and Grandfather, the BigBad of the film, is actually his GRANDFATHER!!! Not to mention that the DCFDTL are actually the missing Sector Z, and (quite possibly) his adopted cousins.]]
** In [[GrandFinale "Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S."]], we find out that [[spoiler:Numbuh One has been chosen as the best operative on the planet and is going to join the Galatic KND.]]
** Also, "Operation: G.I.R.L.F.R.I.E.N.D.", [[spoiler: which results in the destruction of Sector V's treehouse and Lizzie breaking up with Nigel.]] Wow.
** The "teaser" video and website for the potential Galactic Kids Next Door serve as this, ''big time''. In order...
*** [[spoiler:The Galactic KND's motives have been thrown into question.]]
*** [[spoiler:Numbuh 74.23 is a [[PlantAliens Tree Alien]] who's been disguised as a human for years.]]
*** [[spoiler:Lizzie might also have been an AlienAmongUs, if the cryptic "EARTH MISSION COMPLETE" is anything to go by.]]
*** [[spoiler:Numbuh 1 may undergo a FaceHeelTurn.]]
*** And when the second video was released [[spoiler: it turns out Lizzie is Numbuh Vine, a plant alien. Even the characters are shocked.]]
--->''Holy *[[PrecisionFStrike ble]][[SoundEffectBleep eep]]*''
* WhamLine:
** In "Operation: F.O.U.N.T.A.I.N.", Numbuh One cryptically reveals how evil the Delightful Children from Down the Lane can be.
--->'''Numbuh Five:''' [[MyGreatestFailure Because the one time Numbuh Five DIDN'T help someone who was kidnapped by The Delightful Children]], they did something that she can't ''ever'' forgive!\\
'''Numbuh Four:''' What? What'd they do that was so bad?!?\\
'''Numbuh One:''' [[NoodleIncident They made me bald.]]
** "Operation: E.N.D.":
--->'''Numbuh 86:''' This is an invitation to Numbuh 274's (''gasp'') '''''thirteenth birthday party'''''!
** From the second G:KND teaser.
--->'''Numbuh Four:''' Attention all Kids Next Door Operatives. [[spoiler: [[AprilFoolsDay As of right now, there are no plans for a Galactic Kids Next Door Series.]] But...''[[ViralMarketing there should be.]]'']]
* WhatTheHellHero: This happens to Numbuh Four in ''two separate episodes''.
** The first time is in "Operation: M.A.T.A.D.O.R." when the rest of the team is angry at him for fighting in the Bully Fights. (The KND isn't fond of adults, but what the bullies do them -- trap them and give them KlatchianCoffee until they fly into a rage, and then fight them in a bullfight-like setting -- ''that'' crosses the line.) Numbuh Four has a HeelRealization when his own father is a victim of this cruel sport, and when he ultimately saves the day, he's forgiven.
** He isn't the second time, however, in "Operation: M.I.S.S.I.O.N." In this one, he tricks the authorities at the KND base in Antarctica into letting four dangerous villains go free -- Mr. Boss, Count Spankulot, Stickybeard, and Soccer Mom -- and then threatens them so they can compete against his dad's bowling team. All because he's sick of polishing his dad's trophy's. After everything that happened, the rest of Sector V actually sided with the four villains here, and he ''was'' punished in the end.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: "Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S."
* WholePlotReference: A lot of the episodes do this. ThatOtherWiki's episode guide for the show has quite an extensive list.
** "Operation: A.R.C.H.I.V.E." is, [[ViewersAreGeniuses surprisingly,]] basically the "Second Renaissance" short in ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' with the serial numbers filed off.
** Later, "Operation: R.E.C.R.U.I.T." is the original Matrix played totally straight [[spoiler: until about half way through, where things start getting silly.]]
* WhosLaughingNow: When The Toiletnator sinks an '''[[CrowningMomentofAwesome ENTIRE GRAND CANYON'S]]''' worth of milk and cereal using his ''[[HeartIsAnAwesomePower flushing powers]]''. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he did it when the Operatives were about to eat said milk and cereal, and when the adults were actually planning an ambush on them. He unwittingly ruined both the adult's plans and the kid's cereal at once. Naturally, Numbuh 86 berates Numbuh One for what happened, especially letting the Toilenator get by security, because of said incident. In short, neither side wins.]]
* WildTeenParty: The Delightful Children accidentally start a TV-Y7 version of this trope by trying to kiss up to teenagers. They're forced to ask the Kids Next Door to [[SaveTheVillain help them stop the party]] before Father finds out; the KND are honor-bound to agree.
* TheWorfEffect:
** Poor, poor H.I.P.P.I.E.-H.O.P. [[ThrowTheDogABone At least one time he managed to save the day]], in "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E.", ''before'' getting crushed.
** Numbuh Four would also count, as he would be the first to charge in and is often the first to go down in battle.
* WorldGoneMad: It's a world where adults live to make the younger generations lives a living hell. And people get away with turning stuffed animals and pinkeye crust into food. And there's candy pirates who wreck the suburbs pretty damn often, and Father, and Grandfather, and all the villains, and... hell, and some horrible plan about to ruin the lives of children forever and yet their parents always think they're just playing... And then there's "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E.". My God.
* WorldOfHam: You'd be hard-pressed to find a line in this show spoken at normal speed and volume.
* WorldsBestWarrior: Chad Dickson, f.k.a. Numbuh 274, Soopreme Leader of the KND, was considered to be THE best operative on the planet, and possibly in all of the history of the KND. After his defection, the title eventually went to Numbuh 1, Leader of Sector V and the primary protagonist of the show. [[spoiler:Chad despises Nigel so much because even as a FakeDefector, Nigel was still believed to have surpassed -- a fact that, much to the misfortune of Chad, is proven to be true]].
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Part of the reason how Numbuh Four defeated the robots in "Operation: S.A.F.E.T.Y.".
* WreathedInFlames: Father often does this, usually when [[BurningWithAnger he's angry]].
* XanatosGambit:
** There's an episode where Cree's carrying out an EvilPlan to destroy Sector V but is defeated and sent to jail at the KND Moon Base. That was her true goal; to gain access to the Moon Base, but wiping out Sector V would have been good too. (She aborted ThePlan when Chad told her he already tried it [[spoiler:and he might have been ''trying'' to convince her not to try, seeing as he was a FakeDefector]], but it likely would have failed anyway; the access code that she believed she got from her sister she actually got from a dummy that Numbuh Five left as a decoy.)
** And then there's "Operation: P.R.E.S.I.D.E.N.T.". [[spoiler:Both the president and his robotic duplicate work for Father so it doesn't matter which one of them reaches City Hall.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: When Sector V had to improvise an attack on a "Villains Awards Show" without Numbuh One's help. It involved a lot of disguises, a chunk of sneaking around, and lots of snot. Worked out, until it was revealed that Numbuh One was [[IncrediblyLamePun Kid]]-[[GambitRoulette napped]] and set up as an award, causing the plan to backfire. Thankfully, they managed to rescue him in time for the plan to work out. By simply rushing the stage and carting him away. The adults had no clue what was going on.
* XRaySparks
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Numbuh Six]]:
** Given additional meaning with their, uh, {{Meaningful Name}}s (see its entry above).
** The actual Numbuh Six is a skunk. No hidden meaning there, he's just a skunk. But Numbuh Six was introduced before it was revealed that Numbuh's One through Five were just a sector of a much larger KND operation. Also, Bradley the skunk isn't an official Numbuh. Numbuh One granted him honorary status after the events of "Operation: C.A.M.P." They treat the honorary designation as official, however, even coming to Bradley's aid in "Operation: H.O.S.P.I.T.A.L.".
* YouKnowWhatYouDid: "Operation: D.O.G.F.I.G.H.T."
* YouMeddlingKids: "Operation: C.A.M.P."; a angry camp counselor yells at a skunk, the one later used in the TomatoSurprise, after the KND freed a bunch of {{brainwashed}} campers.
* YouMonster: Numbuh 86 to Father, in "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.I.V.E.", after the destruction of the KND ice cream storage.
* ZombieApocalypse:
** Or rather a [[ZombieApocalypse Senior Citizombie Apocalypse]] in TheMovie.
** An earlier episode also dealt with nerd zombies. [[spoiler:In that case, though, it was due to a collectible card getting stolen. Once it was returned, they changed back.]]
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