History WesternAnimation / DarkStalkers

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]].
20th Dec '16 5:12:41 AM 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, 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=]).

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The show is similar to the american 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.

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 English dub of the ''Anime/NightWarriorsDarkstalkersRevenge'' [=OVA=]).
20th Dec '16 2:15:00 AM Chris
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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' and ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'') 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/TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'', and ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'') 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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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.

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=]).
16th Nov '16 12:34:32 PM PF
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* CloudCuckoolander: Anakaris. There are apparently lizards in his pants.

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* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Anakaris. There are apparently lizards in his pants.
16th Nov '16 12:33:16 PM PF
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** Felicia completely averts this trope. She stays the same, except for larger fur patches.

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** Felicia completely averts this trope.this. She stays the same, except for larger fur patches.
16th Nov '16 12:31:59 PM PF
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''Darkstalkers'' is a short lived cartoon series made by Graz Entertainment (the company behind ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' and ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'') for the Creator/USANetwork, and based on Creator/{{Capcom}}'s 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'' and ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'') for the Creator/USANetwork, and is based on Creator/{{Capcom}}'s the Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting game series [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} of the same name]].
8th Jul '15 3:49:33 PM Fangusu
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** Inverted with nearly all the Darkstalkers, especailly Morrigan.

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** Inverted with nearly all most of the evil Darkstalkers, especailly especially Morrigan.
5th Jul '15 7:50:55 AM Fangusu
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** Inverted with Morrigan, of all people, and practically every other character except Felicia, who escaped unscathed.
** Demitri is a straight example, however, 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, he has teeth that are the norm for a vampire.
** Hsien-Ko has mechanical hands instead of the oversized claws at the end of her sleeves.[[note]]In the games, she ''does'' have real hands, as they are tucked inside her sleeves to hold said claws.[[/note]] As if that wasn't enough, the decision of to give Hsien-Ko a normal skin tone instead of her usual [[UndeathlyPallor undead blue skin tone]] makes her {{blush sticker}}s stand out much more than normal.

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** Inverted with Morrigan, of nearly all people, and practically every other character except Felicia, who escaped unscathed.
the Darkstalkers, especailly Morrigan.
** Demitri is a straight straighter, downplayed example, however, 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, he has teeth that only his canines are unusually sharp and elongated, which is the norm for a vampire.
** Hsien-Ko has mechanical hands instead of the oversized claws at the end of her sleeves.[[note]]In the games, she ''does'' have real hands, as but they are tucked inside her sleeves to hold said claws.[[/note]] As if that wasn't enough, the decision of to give Hsien-Ko a normal skin tone instead of her usual [[UndeathlyPallor undead blue skin tone]] makes her {{blush sticker}}s stand out much more than normal.normal.
** Felicia completely averts this trope. She stays the same, except for larger fur patches.



*AdaptationalModesty: Morrigan and Felicia were covered up in order to show less skin than their video game counterparts. Felicia is even drawn with a red brooch of sorts to join her breast fur patches together.



* AdaptationalWimp: Pyron, who in this series seems to be a completely incompetent villain, especially compared with his video game counterpart. In "Aliens Keep Out", he even [[SaveTheVillain has to be saved]] from Huitzil. In general, every character is much weaker than its canon counterpart.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Pyron, who in this series seems to be a completely incompetent villain, especially compared with his video game counterpart. In "Aliens Keep Out", he even [[SaveTheVillain has to be saved]] from Huitzil. In general, every character is much weaker than its their canon counterpart.



* {{Disneyfication}}: All the violence and horror elements from the games were changed or toned down in order to made the series more kid-friendly. Also, Morrigan and Felicia were covered up in order to show less skin.[[note]]Felicia is even drawn with a red brooch of sorts to join her breast fur patches together.[[/note]]

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* {{Disneyfication}}: All the violence and horror elements from the games were changed or toned down in order to made the series more kid-friendly. Also, Morrigan and Felicia were covered up in order to show less skin.[[note]]Felicia is even drawn with a red brooch of sorts to join her breast fur patches together.[[/note]]



* {{Grimmification}}: Morrigan is far closer to the mythological succubus here, with her ugly appearance, inherent demonic malevolence, and and the consumption her victims.

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* {{Grimmification}}: Morrigan is far closer to the mythological succubus here, with her ugly appearance, inherent demonic malevolence, and malevolence,+ and the consumption of her victims.



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts, who are more benevolent.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The evil Darkstalkers were given uglier designs than their video game counterparts, who are counterparts. As if that was not enough, said video game counterparts are, for the most part, more benevolent.
27th Jun '15 1:56:31 PM Fangusu
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** Inverted with Morrigan, of all people, and practically every other character except Felicia, who escaped unscathed. Demitri was made ''less'' scary.[[note]]In the games and the ''Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge'' OVA, his entire mouth is full of sharp teeth. Here, he has teeth that are the norm for a vampire.[[/note]]

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** Inverted with Morrigan, of all people, and practically every other character except Felicia, who escaped unscathed. unscathed.
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Demitri is a straight example, however, as he was made ''less'' scary.[[note]]In scary. In the games and the ''Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge'' OVA, his entire mouth is full of sharp teeth. Here, he has teeth that are the norm for a vampire.[[/note]]



* {{Grimmification}}: Morrigan is far closer to the mythological succubus here, with her ugly appearance, inherent demonic evilness, and eating her victims.

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* {{Grimmification}}: Morrigan is far closer to the mythological succubus here, with her ugly appearance, inherent demonic evilness, malevolence, and eating and the consumption her victims.



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The bad Darkstalkers were even made uglier than they were in-game.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: This hits the series hard. The bad evil Darkstalkers were even made given uglier designs than they were in-game.their video game counterparts, who are more benevolent.
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