History WesternAnimation / Exosquad

15th Sep '17 6:19:51 PM ElectroKraken
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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: Playmates reissued some of their ''Exosquad'' toys under the ''Tech Wars'' name in 2001-02; these were repainted/remolded toys with the Neosapiens modified into robots, and some still bore their faction markings and/or Universal copyrights (just unpainted).



* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The toy versions of the E-Frames had different color schemes that weren't as accurate to the series; the missiles and other weaponry were often just one color as compared to the series' multiple colorations.
18th Apr '17 11:59:50 AM Nevermore2002
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* TykeBomb: Phaeton had a Neo Sapian clone of Alice created using her recovered DNA. Alice was Able Squad first casualty when she diedin episode 6. Her purpose was to infiltrate Able Squad and assassinate Admiral Winfield.

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* TykeBomb: Phaeton had a Neo Sapian clone of Alice created using her recovered DNA. Alice was Able Squad first casualty when she diedin died in episode 6. Her purpose was to infiltrate Able Squad and assassinate Admiral Winfield.
18th Apr '17 11:48:47 AM Nevermore2002
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* CharacterDevelopment: Napier hates Neosapiens, even before the start of the series. He's very distrustful of Marsala, even after the latter saved his life. By season 2, he's gotten over it and now openly trusta him. By the end of the series, he's willing to make peace with Shiva to rebuild all that was lost.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Napier hates Neosapiens, even before the start of the series. He's very distrustful of Marsala, even after the latter saved his life. By season 2, he's gotten over it and now openly trusta trust him. By the end of the series, he's willing to make peace with Shiva to rebuild all that was lost.
9th Apr '17 10:03:55 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: The Mayor of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}[=/=]Phaeton City, [[spoiler:Diana]], Amanda Connor, Professor Algernon initially.
** Phaeton was a collaborator for the ''Terran'' side in the first war.
** One sign of the show's complexity (at least, for a Western cartoon) is that each of the collaborators above had their own reason for helping the Neosapiens. The Mayor of [[strike:Chicago]] Phaeton City was trying to save his own neck, [[spoiler:Diana]]'s family was being held ransom, Amanda Connor genuinely bought into Phaeton's propaganda and was a supporter of Neosapien rights to begin with, and Algernon worked for the Neos because they, unlike human [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]], ''didn't'' interfere with [[ForScience his research]].



* LaResistance: The Earth Resistance, The Venusian Resistance.



* LesCollaborateurs: The Mayor of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}[=/=]Phaeton City, [[spoiler:Diana]], Amanda Connor, Professor Algernon initially.
** Phaeton was a collaborator for the ''Terran'' side in the first war.
** One sign of the show's complexity (at least, for a Western cartoon) is that each of the collaborators above had their own reason for helping the Neosapiens. The Mayor of [[strike:Chicago]] Phaeton City was trying to save his own neck, [[spoiler:Diana]]'s family was being held ransom, Amanda Connor genuinely bought into Phaeton's propaganda and was a supporter of Neosapien rights to begin with, and Algernon worked for the Neos because they, unlike human [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]], ''didn't'' interfere with [[ForScience his research]].


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* LaResistance: The Earth Resistance, The Venusian Resistance.
3rd Apr '17 7:20:12 PM themisterfree
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* ComicBookAdaptation: Received one from Topps Comics with an "issue Zero"; though intended to be the first of three, it was the only one, for some reason.
3rd Apr '17 7:15:06 PM themisterfree
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* TheNineties: Though explicitly set far in the 22nd century, most characters' outfit coloration and hairstyle just ''scream'' 90s.

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* TheNineties: Though explicitly set far in the 22nd century, most characters' outfit coloration and hairstyle hairstyles- not to mention the color schemes for most of the E-Frames- just ''scream'' 90s.



* AnimeHair: Although not as outrageous as regular Anime hair, the hairstyles of the 22nd century Earth are really weird. Random strips of people's (both male and female) hair are shaved. Hairstyles that are a random mix of mohawks and mullets? Weird mixes of crew cuts and Afros? It defies description.
** Justified with military personnel. E-frames are operated by having the pilot connect through a port located at the base of their skulls. Shaved strips and caps provide easier access. Even Kaz Takagi required one despite the rest of his hair being a mullet.

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* AnimeHair: Although not as outrageous as regular Anime anime hair, the hairstyles of the 22nd century Earth are really weird. Random strips of people's (both male and female) hair are shaved. Hairstyles that are a random mix of mohawks and mullets? Weird mixes of crew cuts and Afros? It defies description.
** Justified with military personnel. E-frames are operated by having the pilot connect through a Cyberjack port located at the base of their skulls. Shaved strips and caps provide easier access. Even Kaz Takagi required one despite the rest of his hair being a mullet.



* AntiVillain: Captain Marcus. He's not strictly ''evil'', nor even particularly villanous by the standards set by the Neo Sapiens, he's simply an incompetent JerkAss who is desperate to save the Homeworlds before the Neo Sapiens solidify their hold on them.

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* AntiVillain: Captain Marcus. He's not strictly ''evil'', nor even particularly villanous by the standards set by the Neo Sapiens, he's simply an incompetent JerkAss who is desperate to save the Homeworlds before the Neo Sapiens Neosapiens solidify their hold on them.



* AnyoneCanDie: For a Western Animation show, a ''shocking'' number of people die. [[spoiler:Including James, Nara's younger brother, and Alec [=Deleon=], both of which were very shocking.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: For a Western Animation show, an American cartoon, a ''shocking'' number of people die. [[spoiler:Including James, Nara's younger brother, and Alec [=Deleon=], both of which were very shocking.]]



* AttackAttackAttack: Marcus' default strategy

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* AttackAttackAttack: Marcus' default strategystrategys



* BadBoss: Captain Marcus and Phaeton. The former is a temperamental incompetent willing to court martial his own officers for pointing out the flaws in his decisious and who regularly leads his forces to defeat, even leading TheMutiny against his ''own'' more benevolent boss. The latter, implicitly insane due to his Automutation Syndrome, develops a habit of executing his generals for failure and replacing them with clones of themselves.

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* BadBoss: Captain Marcus and Phaeton. The former is a temperamental incompetent willing to court martial his own officers for pointing out the flaws in his decisious decisions and who regularly leads his forces to defeat, even leading TheMutiny against his ''own'' more benevolent boss. The latter, implicitly insane due to his Automutation Syndrome, develops a habit of executing his generals for failure and replacing them with clones of themselves.



** The Humans enslaved the [=NeoSapiens=] for a long time. They were only freed because they revolted and took their freedom. However, since then, humans have been reasonably amicable (well, some of them) to the Neos. Also, the humans are being driven to extinction; they're fighting only because they have to. So Gray.
** The [=NeoSapiens=] were slaves for many years and had to fight for their freedom. They constantly have to prove themselves to many humans, and some never see them as equals. But they are launching a war of annihilation against humanity; the current slave status of humanity is temporary until more Neos can be born. So Gray, with some bordering on Black.
** The Pirates, given their backstory, are barely surviving out in the vast emptiness at the edge of the Solar System. They prey on ships for survival. Gray.
** Phaeton, however, is what really puts the Black into the series. In the first [=NeoSapien=] rebellion, he sold out the rebel leadership (including Marsalla) just to save his own skin. His current war is all about himself and what he wants, not about the overall [=NeoSapien=] cause. He's willing to engineer anything from super-strong Neos to a new race of super-smart ones (that were likely going to do to him what he did to humans) Personal loyalty to Phaeton is what keeps you alive, not loyalty to the [=NeoSapien=] cause. Phaeton is using the general feelings of his people to propel himself to power, nothing more.

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** The Humans enslaved the [=NeoSapiens=] Neosapiens for a long time. They were only freed because they revolted and took their freedom. However, since then, humans have been reasonably amicable (well, some of them) to the Neos. Also, the humans are being driven to extinction; they're fighting only because they have to. So Gray.
** The [=NeoSapiens=] Neosapiens were slaves for many years and had to fight for their freedom. They constantly have to prove themselves to many humans, and some never see them as equals. But they are launching a war of annihilation against humanity; the current slave status of humanity is temporary until more Neos can be born. So Gray, with some bordering on Black.
** The Pirates, given their backstory, are barely surviving out in the vast emptiness at the edge of the Solar System.solar system. They prey on ships for survival. Gray.
** Phaeton, however, is what really puts the Black into the series. In the first [=NeoSapien=] Neosapien rebellion, he sold out the rebel leadership (including Marsalla) just to save his own skin. His current war is all about himself and what he wants, not about the overall [=NeoSapien=] Neosapien cause. He's willing to engineer anything from super-strong Neos to a new race of super-smart ones (that were likely going to do to him what he did to humans) Personal loyalty to Phaeton is what keeps you alive, not loyalty to the [=NeoSapien=] Neosapien cause. Phaeton is using the general feelings of his people to propel himself to power, nothing more.



* BodyHorror: Auto-Mutation Syndrome, a Neo Sapien degredatory disease that Phaeton suffers after his being caught in the demolition of Olympus Mons. It causes him to begin breaking down, essentially ''liquefying whilst still alive to feel it'', and forces him to wear a specialised E-frame/power armor suit as life-support to hold his body together. Some of Ketzer's plant-people too.

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* BodyHorror: Auto-Mutation Syndrome, a Neo Sapien Neosapien degredatory disease that Phaeton suffers after his being caught in the demolition of Olympus Mons. It causes him to begin breaking down, essentially ''liquefying whilst still alive to feel it'', and forces him to wear a specialised E-frame/power armor suit as life-support to hold his body together. Some of Ketzer's plant-people too.



* BookEnds: In the first episode, Sean Napier saves Phaeton from an assassination attempt, even though he's prejudiced against Neo Sapiens (he even refuses to shake Phaeton's hand). In the last episode, Shiva saves Napier's life, and Shiva refuses to shake Napier's hand.

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* BookEnds: In the first episode, Sean Napier saves Phaeton from an assassination attempt, even though he's prejudiced against Neo Sapiens Neosapiens (he even refuses to shake Phaeton's hand). In the last episode, Shiva saves Napier's life, and Shiva refuses to shake Napier's hand.



* ChainLightning: Maggie's E-Frame is upgraded with such weapon.
* CharacterDevelopment: Napier hates Neo Sapians, even before the start of the series. He's very distrustful of Marsala, even after the latter saved his life. By season 2, he's gotten over it and now openly trust him. By the end of the series, he's willing to make peace with Shiva to rebuild all that was lost.

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* ChainLightning: Maggie's E-Frame is upgraded with such a weapon.
* CharacterDevelopment: Napier hates Neo Sapians, Neosapiens, even before the start of the series. He's very distrustful of Marsala, even after the latter saved his life. By season 2, he's gotten over it and now openly trust trusta him. By the end of the series, he's willing to make peace with Shiva to rebuild all that was lost.



* CloningBlues: Neo Sapiens are artificially engineered from chemical substances in large batches called "broods". As a result, it's easy for them to be cloned. In season two, Phaeton develops a habit of keeping clones of his more important officers to replace the originals if they get killed -- as well as a willingness to kill them himself and then activate a clone. It's hinted that this "execute then replace with a clone" idea is part of the madness being caused by Phaeton's Automutation Syndrome.

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* CloningBlues: Neo Sapiens Neosapiens are artificially engineered from chemical substances in large batches called "broods". As a result, it's easy for them to be cloned. In season two, Phaeton develops a habit of keeping clones of his more important officers to replace the originals if they get killed -- as well as a willingness to kill them himself and then activate a clone. It's hinted that this "execute then replace with a clone" idea is part of the madness being caused by Phaeton's Automutation Syndrome.



* CommunicationsOfficer: Alec [=DeLeon=], with his specialized Communications E-Frame.
* ColorWash Orange and purple.

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* CommunicationsOfficer: Alec [=DeLeon=], with his specialized Communications E-Frame.
E-Frame (which has a big honking [[BuffySpeak radar-dish thing]] on top).
* ColorWash ColorWash: Orange and purple.



* CustomUniform: It would actually be easier to list the named characters who ''don't'' have a unique costume, among them Sean Napier, who spends most of the series wearing a slightly modified version of his old Chicago Police Department uniform, and Alec [=DeLeon=], whose clothing and body armour are identical to those worn by the long line of nameless Exofleet troopers seen boarding a transport craft in the first episode.

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* CustomUniform: It would actually be easier to list the named characters who ''don't'' have a unique costume, among them Sean Napier, who spends most of the series wearing a slightly modified version of his old Chicago Police Department uniform, and Alec [=DeLeon=], whose clothing and body armour armor are identical to those worn by the long line of nameless Exofleet troopers seen boarding a transport craft in one of the first episode.few episodes.



* DesignerBabies: The Neo Sapiens, [[LegoGenetics and their various spin-offs.]]

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* DesignerBabies: The Neo Sapiens, Neosapiens, [[LegoGenetics and their various spin-offs.]]



* TheDyingWalk: [[spoiler:Nara's brother James does a variant of this at the end of his attempt to save Marsala from some former Venus Resistance members who want to kill all Neo Sapiens]].
* DuctTapeForEverything: Some of Earth's resistance E-Frames's weapons are being held together by duct tapes.

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* TheDyingWalk: [[spoiler:Nara's brother James does a variant of this at the end of his attempt to save Marsala from some former Venus Resistance members who want to kill all Neo Sapiens]].
Neosapiens]].
* DuctTapeForEverything: Some of Earth's resistance E-Frames's the Earth resistances' E-Frames' weapons are being held together by duct tapes.tape.



* ElectronicEyes: James lose one of his eye and it's replaced with an artificial one.

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* ElectronicEyes: James lose loses one of his eye and it's replaced with an artificial one.



* EvolutionaryLevels: Invoked with the Neo Megas, who were engineered to be smarter and more creative than Neo Sapiens and are thusly smaller, slighter and have visibly larger craniums.

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* EvolutionaryLevels: Invoked with the Neo Megas, who were engineered to be smarter and more creative than Neo Sapiens Neosapiens and are thusly smaller, slighter and have visibly larger craniums.



* FantasticRacism: There's plenty of this on both sides of the war. There was already a fair amount of prejudice against the Neo-Sapiens (as witnessed by the derogatory term "Sapes") even before the war, and the Neo-Sapiens themselves are pretty strongly prejudiced against humans (often referring to them dismissively as "Terrans" and sometimes just "Vermin").

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* FantasticRacism: There's plenty of this on both sides of the war. There was already a fair amount of prejudice against the Neo-Sapiens Neosapiens (as witnessed by the derogatory term "Sapes") even before the war, and the Neo-Sapiens Neosapiens themselves are pretty strongly prejudiced against humans (often referring to them dismissively as "Terrans" and sometimes just "Vermin").



** TheBigBad: The original Neo Sapiens.

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** TheBigBad: The original Neo Sapiens.Neosapiens.



* ForScience: Professor Algernon, who doesn't really care if he works for humans or Neo Sapiens so long as he can work; human {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s wouldn't stop pestering him, so when the Neos conquered Mars, he offered their leading scientist, Xenobius, all of his research in exchange for being shielded from the drudgery. He only permits Able Squad to extract him because he realized Xenobius had grown to ''hate'' him for being smarter than him.
* FourFingeredHands: Neo Sapiens are an unusual variant; they have ''two thumbs''; one on each side of the palm, and two "pointer" fingers in the center. The artwork can be a little conflicting, but Neo Megas seem to have ''three'' fingered hands. Also, Neo Sapiens seem to have slightly modified hands instead of feet.

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* ForScience: Professor Algernon, who doesn't really care if he works for humans or Neo Sapiens Neosapiens so long as he can work; human {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s wouldn't stop pestering him, so when the Neos conquered Mars, he offered their leading scientist, Xenobius, all of his research in exchange for being shielded from the drudgery. He only permits Able Squad to extract him because he realized Xenobius had grown to ''hate'' him for being smarter than him.
* FourFingeredHands: Neo Sapiens Neosapiens are an unusual variant; they have ''two thumbs''; one on each side of the palm, and two "pointer" fingers in the center. The artwork can be a little conflicting, but Neo Megas seem to have ''three'' fingered hands. Also, Neo Sapiens Neosapiens seem to have slightly modified hands instead of feet.



* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: The Neo Sapiens were genetically engineered, and Phaeton turns to genetically modifying the Neo Sapiens further to create offshoots in the second season.
* GentleGiant: Marsala, due to being a Neo Sapien, is considerably larger than any human and many times stronger, but he's also patient, thoughtful and even-tempered.

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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: The Neo Sapiens Neosapiens were genetically engineered, and Phaeton turns to genetically modifying the Neo Sapiens Neosapiens further to create offshoots in the second season.
* GentleGiant: Marsala, due to being a Neo Sapien, Neosapien, is considerably larger than any human and many times stronger, but he's also patient, thoughtful and even-tempered.



* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Averted. The female Neo Sapiens are neither attractive nor sexy.

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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Averted. The female Neo Sapiens Neosapiens are neither attractive nor sexy.



** [[spoiler:Galba, although he only did because he thinks Phaeton is insane and the Neosapians can no longer win the war.]]

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** [[spoiler:Galba, although he only did because he thinks Phaeton is insane and the Neosapians Neosapiens can no longer win the war.]]



* ISOStandardHumanSpaceship: The ''Resolute'' and most of the [=ExoFleet=]. The Pirate vessels have more elaborate [[BarbarianTribe tribal]] [[SpikesOfDoom decorations]] and colors, and Neo-Sapien ships are built to [[TheAestheticsOfTechnology nonhuman aesthetics]].

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* ISOStandardHumanSpaceship: The ''Resolute'' and most of the [=ExoFleet=]. The Pirate vessels have more elaborate [[BarbarianTribe tribal]] [[SpikesOfDoom decorations]] and colors, and Neo-Sapien Neosapien ships are built to [[TheAestheticsOfTechnology nonhuman aesthetics]].



* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Thrax, the ace Neo Sapien Neo-Frame pilot from the second season, pilots a trademark red version of the Neo Sapien "mini-ship" Neo Frames.

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* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Thrax, the ace Neo Sapien Neo-Frame Neosapien E-Frame pilot from the second season, pilots a trademark distinctive red version of the Neo Sapien Neosapien "mini-ship" Neo Frames.E-Frames.



** One sign of the show's complexity (at least, for a Western cartoon) is that each of the collaborators above had their own reason for helping the Neo Sapiens. The Mayor of [[strike:Chicago]] Phaeton City was trying to save his own neck, [[spoiler:Diana]]'s family was being held ransom, Amanda Connor genuinely bought into Phaeton's propaganda and was a supporter of Neo Sapien rights to begin with, and Algernon worked for the Neos because they, unlike human [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]], ''didn't'' interfere with [[ForScience his research]].

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** One sign of the show's complexity (at least, for a Western cartoon) is that each of the collaborators above had their own reason for helping the Neo Sapiens. Neosapiens. The Mayor of [[strike:Chicago]] Phaeton City was trying to save his own neck, [[spoiler:Diana]]'s family was being held ransom, Amanda Connor genuinely bought into Phaeton's propaganda and was a supporter of Neo Sapien Neosapien rights to begin with, and Algernon worked for the Neos because they, unlike human [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]], ''didn't'' interfere with [[ForScience his research]].



** Also, some of the toys got pretty weird: why would they make E-Frames modeled after ''[[http://www.stwing.upenn.edu/~pdanner/exo/jinx.jpg fire trucks]]'' and ''[[http://www.stwing.upenn.edu/~pdanner/exo/jtmarsh.jpg football players]]''?

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** Also, some of the toys got pretty weird: why would they make E-Frames modeled after ''[[http://www.stwing.upenn.edu/~pdanner/exo/jinx.jpg fire trucks]]'' and ''[[http://www.stwing.upenn.edu/~pdanner/exo/jtmarsh.jpg football players]]''?players]]''? Not to mention the variant on JT Marsh's E-Frame that could [[TransformingMecha turn into a motorcycle]] for no real reason...



* MyBrainIsBig: The Neo Sapiens have it in general, but it's much more noticeable in the genetically engineered Neo Megas, which were designed to be smarter and more creative than the normal Neo Sapiens. Perhaps justified. It's shown that aside from improved intelligence, Neo Megas have other abilities that Terrans and regular Neo Sapiens lack. This could translate into Neo Megas having an extra lobe or two in their brains.

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* MyBrainIsBig: The Neo Sapiens Neosapiens have it in general, but it's much more noticeable in the genetically engineered Neo Megas, which were designed to be smarter and more creative than the normal Neo Sapiens. Neosapiens. Perhaps justified. It's justified- it's shown that aside from improved intelligence, Neo Megas have other abilities that Terrans and regular Neo Sapiens Neosapiens lack. This could translate into Neo Megas having an extra lobe or two in their brains.



* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Professor Algernon is a partial subversion. On the one hand, he is skilled in theoretical physics (discovering the Gravitational Focus Effect which "cannot be explained by normal physics"), numerous forms of engineering (building the GRAF Shield, upgrading Able Squad's E-Frames), and neuroscience (curing Dark Matter Syndrome). Also VR painting. However, when consulted on the subject of genetics, he is quick to point out that it isn't his field and can provide no assistance.

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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Professor Algernon is a partial subversion. On the one hand, he is skilled in theoretical physics (discovering the Gravitational Focus Effect which "cannot be explained by normal physics"), numerous forms of engineering (building the GRAF Shield, upgrading Able Squad's E-Frames), and neuroscience (curing Dark Matter Syndrome). Also He's also skilled at VR painting. However, when consulted on the subject of genetics, he is quick to point out that it isn't his field and can provide no assistance.



* OnlySixFaces: Neo Sapiens have limited physical variety, so they use facial tattoos to distinguish individuals.

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* OnlySixFaces: Neo Sapiens Neosapiens have limited physical variety, so they use facial tattoos to distinguish individuals.



* ThePlan: Marsala, despite his Neo-Sapien programming, is a master of this. He even fools Phaeton who had become TheChessMaster.

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* ThePlan: Marsala, despite his Neo-Sapien Neosapien programming, is a master of this. He even fools Phaeton who had become TheChessMaster.



* PreviouslyOn: "Last time on Exo Squad". In the first season only however.
* {{Pun}}: In one episode, a member of [[LaResistance The Resistance]] is talking trash about the [=ExoFleet=] and how useless they've been during the war (mind you, [=ExoFleet=] had spent much of its time up till this point fighting the Neo Sapien fleet, helping the Resistance cells on various planets, and doing covert ops on Mars). Marsala walks up to the man and drops a tray of food on him, apologizing and claiming that he's "All Thumbs."[[note]]Neo Sapiens such as Marsala have hands made of up of four fingers, two of which are opposable thumbs.[[/note]]

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* PreviouslyOn: "Last time on Exo Squad". In Exosquad" (as voiced by [[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour BeauWeaver]], who also voiced the original intro and the commercial bumpers). It was only in the first season only season, however.
* {{Pun}}: In one episode, a member of [[LaResistance The Resistance]] is talking trash about the [=ExoFleet=] and how useless they've been during the war (mind you, [=ExoFleet=] had spent much of its time up till this point fighting the Neo Sapien Neosapien fleet, helping the Resistance cells on various planets, and doing covert ops on Mars). Marsala walks up to the man and drops a tray of food on him, apologizing and claiming that he's "All Thumbs."[[note]]Neo Sapiens such as Marsala have hands made of up of four fingers, two of which are opposable thumbs.[[/note]]



* PunyEarthlings: Neo Sapiens are stronger, tougher, have sharper senses, can survive in more extreme environments, need less food, [[WeAreAsMayflies live longer]], mature faster, have PhotographicMemory, and don't have to sleep. Human's only advantage is [[TakeAThirdOption adaptable thinking]], which the Neos are [[CreativeSterility somewhat lacking]].

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* PunyEarthlings: Neo Sapiens Neosapiens are stronger, tougher, have sharper senses, can survive in more extreme environments, need less food, [[WeAreAsMayflies live longer]], mature faster, have PhotographicMemory, and don't have to sleep. Human's The only advantage humans have is [[TakeAThirdOption adaptable thinking]], which the Neos are [[CreativeSterility somewhat lacking]].lacking in]].



* ThePurge: After a group of Neomegas conspire to perform a coup against Phaeton, Phaeton has every Neomega killed except Galba, due to a mistaken assumption that Galba was arrest for being loyal to Phaeton.

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* ThePurge: After a group of Neomegas conspire to perform a coup against Phaeton, Phaeton has every Neomega killed except Galba, due to a mistaken assumption that Galba was arrest arrested for being loyal to Phaeton.



* RedshirtArmy: In many missions, Able Squad is seen with others fellow E-Frames squads. Many of them will die.

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* RedshirtArmy: In many missions, Able Squad is seen with others fellow E-Frames E-Frame squads. Many of them will die.



* SerialNumbersFiledOff: Playmates reissued some of their ''Exosquad'' toys under the ''Tech Wars'' name in 2001-02; these were repainted/remolded toys, and some still bore their faction markings and/or Universal copyrights (just unpainted).
* ScoutOut The [=ExoScouts=] Troop 119 were on a camp out on Mars when the war broke out. Their Scout Master went for help at some point but was never seen again, presumed dead. They have been relying on their scout skills to stay alive on Mars until such time that they can be rescued. Ironically, the first time they encounter any [=ExoFleet=] forces, they end up having to rescue Sgt. Torres.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: Playmates reissued some of their ''Exosquad'' toys under the ''Tech Wars'' name in 2001-02; these were repainted/remolded toys, toys with the Neosapiens modified into robots, and some still bore their faction markings and/or Universal copyrights (just unpainted).
* ScoutOut The [=ExoScouts=] Troop 119 were on a camp out on Mars when the war broke out. Their Scout Master Scoutmaster went for help at some point but was never seen again, presumed dead. They have been relying on their scout skills to stay alive on Mars until such time that they can be rescued. Ironically, the first time they encounter any [=ExoFleet=] forces, they end up having to rescue Sgt. Torres.



* StoryArc: Both a major one for the series (the struggle between the Terrans and the Neo Sapiens) and smaller four or five episode arcs, with each arc typically centering on a particular planet.

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* StoryArc: Both a major one for the series (the struggle between the Terrans and the Neo Sapiens) Neosapiens) and smaller four or five episode arcs, with each arc typically centering on a particular planet.



* SuperSoldier: The Neosapiens, while not bred for war, are [[PunyEarthlings built pretty well for it]]. Later, they make actual MixAndMatchCritters Super soldiers of their own.

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* SuperSoldier: The Neosapiens, while not bred for war, are [[PunyEarthlings built pretty well for it]]. Later, they make actual MixAndMatchCritters Super [[MixAndMatchCritters super soldiers of their own.own]].



** One year has passed after episode 5. J.T. Marsh. and his crew spent the whole time in the brig for mutiny.

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** One year has passed after episode 5. J.T. Marsh. and his crew spent the whole time in the brig for mutiny.



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The Neo Sapiens did in the prelude to the series, then do so again.

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The Neo Sapiens Neosapiens did in the prelude to the series, then do so again.



* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: The whole reason the Neo Sapiens exist is because of this trope; they were bred to be slave-laborers. Before them, the ancestors of the SpacePirate clans were convicts forced to labor under brutal conditions on Saturn, who were then abandoned there to die when the Neo Sapiens were successfully created. In both cases, this came back to bite humanity. ''Hard''.

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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: The whole reason the Neo Sapiens Neosapiens exist is because of this trope; they were bred to be slave-laborers. Before them, the ancestors of the SpacePirate clans were convicts forced to labor under brutal conditions on Saturn, who were then abandoned there to die when the Neo Sapiens Neosapiens were successfully created. In both cases, this came back to bite humanity. ''Hard''.



** In a brief scene in the final episode of season one, it seems like TheSquad's E-frames somehow became self-aware, prompting Marsala to quip the opening quote of this article. It is never explained.

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** In a brief scene in the final episode of season one, it seems like TheSquad's E-frames the Able Squad's E-Frames somehow became self-aware, prompting Marsala to quip the opening quote of this article. It is never explained.explained, and it wasn't followed up because the E-Frames were submerged in lava.



** The final fate of the Neo Warriors and Neo Lords. They aren't seen in the prison camps and no one speak of them.

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** The final fate of the Neo Warriors and Neo Lords. They aren't seen in the prison camps and no one speak speaks of them.
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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The toy versions of the E-Frames had different color schemes that weren't as accurate to the series; the missiles and other weaponry were often just one color as compared to the series' multiple colorations.
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* The90s: Though explicitly set far in the 22nd century, most characters' outfit coloration and hairstyle just ''scream'' 90s.

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* The90s: TheNineties: Though explicitly set far in the 22nd century, most characters' outfit coloration and hairstyle just ''scream'' 90s.
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* The90s: Though explicitly set far in the 22nd century, most characters' outfit coloration and hairstyle just ''scream'' 90s.
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* SerialNumbersFieldOff: Playmates reissued some of their toys under the ''Tech Wars'' name in 2001-02; these were repainted/remolded toys, and some still bore their faction markings and/or Universal copyrights (just unpainted).

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* SerialNumbersFieldOff: SerialNumbersFiledOff: Playmates reissued some of their ''Exosquad'' toys under the ''Tech Wars'' name in 2001-02; these were repainted/remolded toys, and some still bore their faction markings and/or Universal copyrights (just unpainted).
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