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20th Jun '17 4:37:55 AM PF
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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', and ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'') for FirstRunSyndication, and is based on the Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting game series [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} of the same name]].

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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the Entertainment[[note]]The company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', and ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'') ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors''[[/note]] for FirstRunSyndication, and is based on the Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting game series [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} of the same name]].



** Demitri is a straighter, downplayed example, as he was made ''less'' scary. In the games and the ''Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge'' OVA, his entire mouth is full of sharp teeth. Here, only his canines are unusually sharp and elongated, which is the norm for a vampire.

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** Demitri is a straighter, downplayed example, as he was made ''less'' scary. In the games games, and the ''Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge'' OVA, his entire mouth is full of sharp teeth. Here, only his canines are unusually sharp and elongated, which is the norm for a vampire.



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts. As if that was not enough, said video game counterparts are, for the most part, more benevolent[[note]]Except when they aren't. It's complicated.[[/note]].

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* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts. As if that was not enough, said video game counterparts are, for the most part, more benevolent[[note]]Except benevolent.[[note]]Except when they aren't. It's complicated.[[/note]].[[/note]]
19th Jun '17 10:43:28 AM tropower
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* AdaptationNameChange: Many. For example, Sasquatch is called Bigfoot.[[note]]"Bigfoot" is the name of his species.[[/note]]

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* AdaptationNameChange: Many. For example, Sasquatch is called Bigfoot.[[note]]"Bigfoot" is [[note]]In the name of original game, "Bigfoot" is referred to as his species.species. On the other hand, the original mythical Bigfoot has also been referred to as "Sasquatch", which is likely what this series was referring to.[[/note]]



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts. As if that was not enough, said video game counterparts are, for the most part, more benevolent.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts. As if that was not enough, said video game counterparts are, for the most part, more benevolent.benevolent[[note]]Except when they aren't. It's complicated.[[/note]].
12th Jun '17 8:21:11 AM PF
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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'', and the ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon) for FirstRunSyndication, and is based on the Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting game series [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} of the same name]].

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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'', and the ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon) ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'') for FirstRunSyndication, and is based on the Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting game series [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} of the same name]].
11th Jun '17 10:46:46 AM Anicomicgeek
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** Inverted with most of the evil Darkstalkers, especially Morrigan.


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* AdaptationalUgliness: Most of the evil Darkstalkers, especially Morrigan.
6th Jun '17 1:25:19 PM PF
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* EndingTheme: The one thing this series got right: the end credits theme is still "Trouble Man". [[note]]But only in the later episodes; originally it was just a repeat of the instrumental theme.[[/note]]

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* EndingTheme: The one thing this series got right: the end credits theme is still "Trouble Man". [[note]]But only in the later episodes; originally it was just a repeat of the instrumental theme.[[/note]]
6th Jun '17 1:16:22 PM PF
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The show is similar to the American ''Street Fighter'' cartoon, not just in terms of being kids-friendly cartoons based off of Capcom fighting games, but also in regards to quality: [[OffModel inconsistent animation, bizarre-looking character designs]], unfaithfulness to the source material[[note]]That said, [[ExcusePlot there isn't really much to the games]] (of which there were two at the time) other than various supernatural creatures fighting to "rule the night". Additionally, Morrigan uses her soul fist move in at least one episode (albeit none of her others. Even then, none of the other characters [[CallingYourAttacks call their attacks]] is this in the show.[[/note]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having the main antagonist voiced by]] Creator/RichardNewman.

Still, it at least didn't suffer from an identity crisis like the ''Street Fighter'' cartoon did (which couldn't decide whether to base itself on the games or the movie), and it's also fondly remembered by some as a similarly SoBadItsGood show worth watching for the laughs, not being without its few good points (two in particular are the use of "Trouble Man" as the ending theme, and Creator/ScottMcNeil's standout performance as Lord Raptor, the latter of which lead to [=McNeil=] reprising the role in the English dub of the ''Anime/NightWarriorsDarkstalkersRevenge'' [=OVA=]).



* AdaptationNameChange: Many. For example, Sasquatch is called Bigfoot.[[note]]On the other hand "Bigfoot" is his species, plus "Sasquatch" is just another name for "Bigfoot" anyway.[[/note]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: Morrigan, Demitri[[note]]Who technically was a villain to begin with.[[/note]] and Anakaris. To some extent, Donovan as well.

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* AdaptationNameChange: Many. For example, Sasquatch is called Bigfoot.[[note]]On [[note]]"Bigfoot" is the other hand "Bigfoot" is his species, plus "Sasquatch" is just another name for "Bigfoot" anyway.of his species.[[/note]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: Morrigan, Demitri[[note]]Who Demitri,[[note]]Who technically was a villain to begin with.[[/note]] and Anakaris. To some extent, Donovan as well.



* CulturalTranslation: Hsien-Ko is referred to as a ghost rather than a [[ChineseVampire jiangshi]][[note]]That being said, while jiangshi are sometimes called (Chinese) hopping vampires, they are technically a kind of ghost.[[/note]], presumably because the latter is more obscure in the West.

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* CulturalTranslation: Hsien-Ko is referred to as a ghost rather than a [[ChineseVampire jiangshi]][[note]]That being said, while jiangshi]], presumably because the latter is more obscure in the West.[[note]]While jiangshi are sometimes called (Chinese) hopping vampires, they are technically a kind of ghost.[[/note]], presumably because the latter is more obscure in the West.[[/note]]



* EndingTheme: The one thing this series got right: the end credits theme is still "Trouble Man" [[note]]But only in later episodes; originally it was just a repeat of the instrumental theme[[/note]].
* EnemyCivilWar: Demitri and Morrigan's constant attempts at one-upping each other (which did happen in the games), which end up being one of the major impeding factors in the progress of Pyron's plans.

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* EndingTheme: The one thing this series got right: the end credits theme is still "Trouble Man" Man". [[note]]But only in the later episodes; originally it was just a repeat of the instrumental theme[[/note]].
theme.[[/note]]
* EnemyCivilWar: Demitri and Morrigan's constant attempts at one-upping each other (which did happen in the games), other, which end up being one of the major impeding factors in the progress of Pyron's plans.



* FamousAncestor: Morrigan is descended from Morgan Le Fay, and Harry from Merlin, both figures from the Arthurian legends)

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* FamousAncestor: Morrigan is descended from Morgan Le Fay, and Harry from Merlin, both figures from the Arthurian legends)legends.



* {{Grimmification}}: Morrigan is far closer to the mythological succubus here, with her ugly appearance, inherent demonic malevolence,+ and the consumption of her victims.
* LighterAndSofter: The violence and horror elements from the games were toned down. It was also more comedy oriented.

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* {{Grimmification}}: Morrigan is far closer to the mythological succubus here, with her ugly appearance, inherent demonic malevolence,+ malevolence, and the consumption of her victims.
* LighterAndSofter: The violence and horror elements from the games were toned down. It was It's also more comedy oriented.



* OffModel

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* OffModelOffModel: The series features inconsistent animation and bizarre character designs.



* PlanetOfHats: [[ImpliedTrope Implied.]] Pyron mentions "the Great Collector" as the leader of his civilization, suggesting that stockpiling valuable objects and territory is fundamental to their culture.

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* PlanetOfHats: [[ImpliedTrope Implied.]] {{Implied|Trope}}. Pyron mentions "the Great Collector" as the leader of his civilization, suggesting that stockpiling valuable objects and territory is fundamental to their culture.



* SecretMutantHeroTeam

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* SecretMutantHeroTeamSecretMutantHeroTeam: The good Darkstalkers form a partnership.



* SpeaksInShoutOuts: Lord Raptor does this at times.
-->"[[Creator/PaulMcCartney Live and let die]] is what I say. [[Creator/BillyJoel It's still rock 'n roll to me]]."

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* SpeaksInShoutOuts: Lord Raptor does this at times.
-->"[[Creator/PaulMcCartney
times:
-->"[[Music/PaulMcCartney
Live and let die]] is what I say. [[Creator/BillyJoel [[Music/BillyJoel It's still rock 'n roll to me]]."



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts. As if that was not enough, said video game counterparts are, for the most part, more benevolent (except when they aren't).

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* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts. As if that was not enough, said video game counterparts are, for the most part, more benevolent (except when they aren't).benevolent.
6th Jun '17 7:51:26 AM tropower
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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'', and the ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon) for the Creator/USANetwork and Creator/{{UPN}}, and is based on the Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting game series [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} of the same name]].

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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'', and the ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon) for the Creator/USANetwork and Creator/{{UPN}}, FirstRunSyndication, and is based on the Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting game series [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} of the same name]].



The show is similar to the American ''Street Fighter'' cartoon, not just in terms of being kids-friendly cartoons based off of Capcom fighting games, but also in regards to quality: [[OffModel inconsistent animation, bizarre-looking character designs]], unfaithfulness to the source material, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having the main antagonist voiced by]] Creator/RichardNewman.

to:

The show is similar to the American ''Street Fighter'' cartoon, not just in terms of being kids-friendly cartoons based off of Capcom fighting games, but also in regards to quality: [[OffModel inconsistent animation, bizarre-looking character designs]], unfaithfulness to the source material, material[[note]]That said, [[ExcusePlot there isn't really much to the games]] (of which there were two at the time) other than various supernatural creatures fighting to "rule the night". Additionally, Morrigan uses her soul fist move in at least one episode (albeit none of her others. Even then, none of the other characters [[CallingYourAttacks call their attacks]] is this in the show.[[/note]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having the main antagonist voiced by]] Creator/RichardNewman.



* AdaptationDyeJob: Anita's hair is changed from brown to blond.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Anita's Anita's[[note]]Referred to as "Amanda" in this series.[[/note]] hair is changed from brown to blond.



* AdaptationNameChange: Many. For example, Sasquatch is called Bigfoot.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Morrigan, Demitri and Anakaris. To some extent, Donovan as well.

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* AdaptationNameChange: Many. For example, Sasquatch is called Bigfoot.
Bigfoot.[[note]]On the other hand "Bigfoot" is his species, plus "Sasquatch" is just another name for "Bigfoot" anyway.[[/note]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: Morrigan, Demitri Demitri[[note]]Who technically was a villain to begin with.[[/note]] and Anakaris. To some extent, Donovan as well.



* CulturalTranslation: Hsien-Ko is referred to as a ghost rather than a [[ChineseVampire jiangshi]], presumably because the latter is more obscure in the West.

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* CulturalTranslation: Hsien-Ko is referred to as a ghost rather than a [[ChineseVampire jiangshi]], jiangshi]][[note]]That being said, while jiangshi are sometimes called (Chinese) hopping vampires, they are technically a kind of ghost.[[/note]], presumably because the latter is more obscure in the West.



* EndingTheme: The one thing this series got right: the end credits theme is still "Trouble Man".
* EnemyCivilWar: Demitri and Morrigan's constant attempts at one-upping each other, which end up being one of the major impeding factors in the progress of Pyron's plans.

to:

* EndingTheme: The one thing this series got right: the end credits theme is still "Trouble Man".
Man" [[note]]But only in later episodes; originally it was just a repeat of the instrumental theme[[/note]].
* EnemyCivilWar: Demitri and Morrigan's constant attempts at one-upping each other, other (which did happen in the games), which end up being one of the major impeding factors in the progress of Pyron's plans.



* FamousAncestor: Morrigan is descended from Morgan Le Fay, and Harry from Merlin.

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* FamousAncestor: Morrigan is descended from Morgan Le Fay, and Harry from Merlin.Merlin, both figures from the Arthurian legends)



* SpeaksInShoutOuts: Lord Raptor does this at times.
-->"[[Creator/PaulMcCartney Live and let die]] is what I say. [[Creator/BillyJoel It's still rock 'n roll to me]]."



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts. As if that was not enough, said video game counterparts are, for the most part, more benevolent.

to:

* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts. As if that was not enough, said video game counterparts are, for the most part, more benevolent.benevolent (except when they aren't).
11th Apr '17 6:41:52 PM Kalaong
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Anakaris. There are apparently lizards in his pants.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Anakaris. There are apparently lizards Apparently the writers took the "brain removal" part of mummification and ran with it, resulting in his pants.him being a TalkativeLoon who speaks primarily in WordSalad.
1st Jan '17 9:46:46 AM Chris
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* AnimatedAdaptation: The first of two based on the ''Darkstalkers'' video games, the other being the later ''[[Anime/NightWarriorsDarkstalkersRevenge Night Warriors]]'' OVA.
21st Dec '16 11:18:21 AM Chris
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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'', and the ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon) for the Creator/USANetwork, and is based on the Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting game series [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} of the same name]].

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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'', and the ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon) for the Creator/USANetwork, Creator/USANetwork and Creator/{{UPN}}, and is based on the Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting game series [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} of the same name]].
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