History WesternAnimation / GeneratorRex

1st Feb '16 5:55:10 AM EarlOfSandvich
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** His character design (especially [[IconicOutfit the memetic red jacket]])is very similar to [[NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown's]], his mechanisms have a similar aesthetic to Travis' Beam Katanas, and they have very similar thrillseeking personalities (ignoring Travis' bloodlust and perversion, thankfully). His design and powers are also reminiscent of [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} another]] [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Man of Action]] [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien character]]. His powers are also similar to [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} Alex Mercer]].
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** His character design (especially [[IconicOutfit the memetic red jacket]])is very similar to [[NoMoreHeroes [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown's]], his mechanisms have a similar aesthetic to Travis' Beam Katanas, and they have very similar thrillseeking personalities (ignoring Travis' bloodlust and perversion, thankfully). His design and powers are also reminiscent of [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} another]] [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Man of Action]] [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien character]]. His powers are also similar to [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} Alex Mercer]].
29th Dec '15 7:03:55 AM Anddrix
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*** Or [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom]], considering he's a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent]] EmperorScientist with diplomatic immunity and a penchant for time travel.
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*** Or [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom]], Doom, considering he's a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent]] EmperorScientist with diplomatic immunity and a penchant for time travel.
7th Dec '15 11:33:23 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* BatmanGambit: Primary tactic used by [[ChessMaster Van Kleiss]].
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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit: ** Primary tactic used by [[ChessMaster Van Kleiss]].

*** As of "Black and White", White Knight has joined the club.
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*** ** As of "Black and White", White Knight has joined the club.

** BiggerBad: The Consortium, who are behind Providence and have their own agenda.

* CrapsackWorld: As cool and fun as Rex's adventures may appear, the fact that every single living thing on the planet has been infected with Nanites and could potentially mutate into a hideous abomination at any time, without any warning or knowledge of what they could turn into, makes it a rather bleak place to live for your average person. What's worse, while Rex may be able to cure E.V.Os, it doesn't work with all of them, so those who mutate may never turn back. On the bright side, things seem to have improved somewhat from the flashback scenes in "Promises, Promises", since at least now people who turn have a chance of being cured, and it really looked like humanity might just outright go extinct before Rex. ** [[spoiler:Then there's Kiev, Ukraine. When the event happened, the unlucky bastards living there were hit with the single largest concentration of Nanites (because Earth's magnetic field funneled a huge amount to it). The whole city went E.V.O, and lacking the resources to deal with the problem (Providence didn't even exist), the world decided to do the only rational thing: put a giant spherical containment field around that hell-hole and never speak of it again.]] *** On the bright side, [[spoiler:Alpha kills everything there and absorbs their Nanites in "Heroes United". It's "just" a ghost town now.]] * CrazyPrepared: White Knight's MiniMecha and PoweredArmor (yes, he manages both at the same time) ''will'' have a weapon for the situation, and ''will'' keep him safe from Nanites. Period.
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* CrapsackWorld: CrapsackWorld: ** As cool and fun as Rex's adventures may appear, the fact that every single living thing on the planet has been infected with Nanites and could potentially mutate into a hideous abomination at any time, without any warning or knowledge of what they could turn into, makes it a rather bleak place to live for your average person. What's worse, while Rex may be able to cure E.[=E.V.Os, Os=], it doesn't work with all of them, so those who mutate may never turn back. On the bright side, things seem to have improved somewhat from the flashback scenes in "Promises, Promises", since at least now people who turn have a chance of being cured, and it really looked like humanity might just outright go extinct before Rex. ** [[spoiler:Then there's Kiev, Ukraine. When the event happened, the unlucky bastards living there were hit with the single largest concentration of Nanites (because Earth's magnetic field funneled a huge amount to it). The whole city went E.V.O, and lacking the resources to deal with the problem (Providence didn't even exist), the world decided to do the only rational thing: put a giant spherical containment field around that hell-hole and never speak of it again.]] *** ]] On the bright side, [[spoiler:Alpha kills everything there and absorbs their Nanites in "Heroes United". It's "just" a ghost town now.]] * CrazyPrepared: CrazyPrepared: ** White Knight's MiniMecha and PoweredArmor (yes, he manages both at the same time) ''will'' have a weapon for the situation, and ''will'' keep him safe from Nanites. Period.

** The series was already pretty dark but, from season 2 onward the series is just getting darker as it goes along with the [[MindRape treatment of evos]], [[CategoryTraitor Rex being a traitor to his own kind]], [[GoodIsNotNice a new even more unfriendly Providence with the new leader Black Knight]], and [[BiggerBad Providence's higher ups being revealed as]] [[AGodAmI having not so noble intentions]].
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** The series was already pretty dark but, from season 2 onward the series is just getting darker as it goes along with the [[MindRape treatment of evos]], [[CategoryTraitor Rex being a traitor to his own kind]], [[GoodIsNotNice a new even more unfriendly Providence with the new leader Black Knight]], and [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain Providence's higher ups being revealed as]] [[AGodAmI having not so noble intentions]].

** Five is pretty much completely [[Anime/{{FLCL}} Haruko]] with a Cockney accent.[[/folder]]
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** Five is pretty much completely [[Anime/{{FLCL}} Haruko]] with a Cockney accent.accent. [[/folder]]

'''¡Vamanos!''' (Let's go!)\\
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'''¡Vamanos!''' '''¡Vámonos!''' (Let's go!)\\

'''Que pasa, jefe?''' (What's up, boss?)
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'''Que '''¿Qué pasa, jefe?''' (What's up, boss?)

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'''Que pasa, jefe?''' (What's up, boss?)* GreaterScopeVillain: The Consortium, who are behind Providence and have their own agenda.
22nd Nov '15 7:57:20 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* LimitedWardrobe: Most of the characters. Lampshaded right off the bat when Holiday asks Six if he's [[TheMenInBlack ever going to buy another suit]]. Rex actually manages to do this trope through a flashback, wearing the exact same clothes when he was five years younger. Even Six had a different outfit back then. ** Actually if you go back and re-watch that episode you will see that Rex's outfit was different: black shirt not white, blue jeans not leather(?), no goggles and no gloves.
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* LimitedWardrobe: Most of the characters. Lampshaded right off the bat when Holiday asks Six if he's [[TheMenInBlack ever going to buy another suit]]. Rex actually manages to do this trope through a flashback, wearing the exact same clothes when he was five years younger. Even Six had a different outfit back then.\n** Actually if you go back and re-watch that episode you will see that Rex's outfit was different: black shirt not white, blue jeans not leather(?), no goggles and no gloves.

*** Rex even lampshades it "There isn't much choice when you're shopping in Six's closet."
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*** Rex even lampshades it "There -->'''Rex:''' There isn't much choice when you're shopping in Six's closet."
19th Nov '15 9:36:50 AM Doug86
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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Zig-zagged schizophrenically. On one hand, Providence Soldiers generally use what just about anyone will identify as some sort of machine gun, some of which have what looks like grenade launchers mounted underneath. They have the distinctive muzzle flash, and even eject shell casings most of the time. On the other hand, these guns are referred to as "blasters", and being the [[RedShirt Red Shirts]] they are, Providence Soldiers never accomplish anything with them. The presence of microwave energy weapons that actually do something would seemingly make this show a straight example of this trope, except for the fact that they caused their targets, a bunch of giant insects, to explode into a red splatter. Honestly, Generator Rex could get its own folder on this page regarding the degree to which FamilyFriendlyFirearms applies, since the above examples covers about half of the zig-zags the series makes on this trope.
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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Zig-zagged schizophrenically. On one hand, Providence Soldiers generally use what just about anyone will identify as some sort of machine gun, some of which have what looks like grenade launchers mounted underneath. They have the distinctive muzzle flash, and even eject shell casings most of the time. On the other hand, these guns are referred to as "blasters", and being the [[RedShirt Red Shirts]] {{Red Shirt}}s they are, Providence Soldiers never accomplish anything with them. The presence of microwave energy weapons that actually do something would seemingly make this show a straight example of this trope, except for the fact that they caused their targets, a bunch of giant insects, to explode into a red splatter. Honestly, Generator Rex could get its own folder on this page regarding the degree to which FamilyFriendlyFirearms applies, since the above examples covers about half of the zig-zags the series makes on this trope.
19th Nov '15 5:48:21 AM Doug86
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The show had a notable Crossover episode with Ben10UltimateAlien in the form of a special titled ''WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited''.
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The show had a notable Crossover episode with Ben10UltimateAlien ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' in the form of a special titled ''WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited''.

!!''GeneratorRex'' contains examples of:
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!!''GeneratorRex'' !!''Generator Rex'' contains examples of:

** Quarry showed up with some Providence Tech used to control EVOs (It's unknown how he got them, he may have stolen them, or Providence secretly gave it to him to test out), and caused lots of chaos. After the tech is destroyed, Rex states that it was lucky they stopped the menace. At the end of the episode, a warehouse is shown with hundreds of mind control devices, foreshadowing an entire army under providence, not just domesticated, but under direct control. Nothing ever comes of this revelation, because the series ended.
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** Quarry showed up with some Providence Tech used to control EVOs E.V.Os (It's unknown how he got them, he may have stolen them, or Providence secretly gave it to him to test out), and caused lots of chaos. After the tech is destroyed, Rex states that it was lucky they stopped the menace. At the end of the episode, a warehouse is shown with hundreds of mind control devices, foreshadowing an entire army under providence, not just domesticated, but under direct control. Nothing ever comes of this revelation, because the series ended.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Six was asian in the M-Rex comics, Holiday is often headcanon'd as asian, and Breach's original name was "Ting-Ting".
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Six was asian Asian in the M-Rex comics, Holiday is often headcanon'd as asian, Asian, and Breach's original name was "Ting-Ting".

** Breach might make one think "[[TheRing ...Sadako?]]"
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** Breach might make one think "[[TheRing ..."[[Literature/TheRing ...Sadako?]]"

* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Zig-zagged schizophrenically. On one hand, Providence Soldiers generally use what just about anyone will identify as some sort of machine gun, some of which have what looks like grenade launchers mounted underneath. They have the distinctive muzzle flash, and even eject shell casings most of the time. On the other hand, these guns are referred to as "blasters", and being the RedShirts they are, Providence Soldiers never accomplish anything with them. The presence of microwave energy weapons that actually do something would seemingly make this show a straight example of this trope, except for the fact that they caused their targets, a bunch of giant insects, to explode into a red splatter. Honestly, Generator Rex could get its own folder on this page regarding the degree to which FamilyFriendlyFirearms applies, since the above examples covers about half of the zig-zags the series makes on this trope.
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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Zig-zagged schizophrenically. On one hand, Providence Soldiers generally use what just about anyone will identify as some sort of machine gun, some of which have what looks like grenade launchers mounted underneath. They have the distinctive muzzle flash, and even eject shell casings most of the time. On the other hand, these guns are referred to as "blasters", and being the RedShirts [[RedShirt Red Shirts]] they are, Providence Soldiers never accomplish anything with them. The presence of microwave energy weapons that actually do something would seemingly make this show a straight example of this trope, except for the fact that they caused their targets, a bunch of giant insects, to explode into a red splatter. Honestly, Generator Rex could get its own folder on this page regarding the degree to which FamilyFriendlyFirearms applies, since the above examples covers about half of the zig-zags the series makes on this trope.

* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Rex is attracted to Doc Holiday, and according to Van Kleiss, Violetta Salazar was a willful, headstrong but brilliant scientist - sound familiar? [[spoiler:It doesn't hurt that GreyDeLisle voices both Holiday and Rex's mom AKA ZAG-RS.]]
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* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Rex is attracted to Doc Holiday, and according to Van Kleiss, Violetta Salazar was a willful, headstrong but brilliant scientist - sound familiar? [[spoiler:It doesn't hurt that GreyDeLisle Creator/GreyDeLisle voices both Holiday and Rex's mom AKA ZAG-RS.]]

** "Breach" is an obvious ShoutOut to ''SilentHill''. A foggy town filled with monsters, a creepy school, and a possible alternate dimension/reality involved. Check, check, and check. It wouldn't be surprising if "Man of Action" came out and said they're fans of the series.
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** "Breach" is an obvious ShoutOut to ''SilentHill''.''Franchise/SilentHill''. A foggy town filled with monsters, a creepy school, and a possible alternate dimension/reality involved. Check, check, and check. It wouldn't be surprising if "Man of Action" came out and said they're fans of the series.

*** Hunter Kain himself seems like a combo of ThePunisher (in terms of ideals, and it's directly stated that he lost his wife to E.V.Os) and the Juggernaut (in terms of last name and overall design). *** And his gun is called "Sweet Caroline", an obvious Neal Daimond reference.
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*** Hunter Kain himself seems like a combo of ThePunisher ComicBook/ThePunisher (in terms of ideals, and it's directly stated that he lost his wife to E.V.Os) and the Juggernaut (in terms of last name and overall design). *** And his gun is called "Sweet Caroline", an obvious Neal Daimond Diamond reference.

*** Also, one of his attacks (two blades sprouting from his metallic hand) looks almost exactly like one of the GurrenLagann's attacks.
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*** Also, one of his attacks (two blades sprouting from his metallic hand) looks almost exactly like one of the GurrenLagann's Anime/GurrenLagann's attacks.

** "Waste Land" gives us a musical shout out, in the form of action music that's a blatant homage to the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' theme.
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** "Waste Land" gives us a musical shout out, in the form of action music that's a blatant homage to the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' theme.

*** Bobo's origin? He entertained children, and his owner was "a dude in a purple hat." [[IncrediblyLamePun Very]] [[CuriousGeorge curious]]... *** Robo-Bobo's last words are from Film/Bladerunner ** ZAG-RS = [[Series/DoctorWho Zagreus]]?
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*** Bobo's origin? He entertained children, and his owner was "a dude in a purple hat." [[IncrediblyLamePun Very]] [[CuriousGeorge [[Literature/CuriousGeorge curious]]... *** Robo-Bobo's last words are from Film/Bladerunner ''Film/BladeRunner''. ** ZAG-RS = [[Series/DoctorWho [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Zagreus]]?

** Speaking of Five and the other mercenaries, anyone else catch a ''NoMoreHeroes'' vibe from Six's old crew. They're all ranked by how deadly they are, they look nothing like your traditional assassin/mercenary, and seem to have near superhuman powers without technically being superhuman.
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** Speaking of Five and the other mercenaries, anyone else catch a ''NoMoreHeroes'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' vibe from Six's old crew. They're all ranked by how deadly they are, they look nothing like your traditional assassin/mercenary, and seem to have near superhuman powers without technically being superhuman.

** Eventually, [[spoiler: the status quo is partially restored by the time of Endgame, with White Knight and his team getting Providence back, Van Kleiss escaping the cure event and being a threat again, and Rex fighting for Providence again (see BookEnds above). However, the major difference is that all the EVOs in the world are cured (except that there are still nanites in the atmosphere) and Providence now deals with other threats, such as the giant robot Rex fights in the end.]]
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** Eventually, [[spoiler: the status quo is partially restored by the time of Endgame, with White Knight and his team getting Providence back, Van Kleiss escaping the cure event and being a threat again, and Rex fighting for Providence again (see BookEnds above). However, the major difference is that all the EVOs E.V.Os in the world are cured (except that there are still nanites in the atmosphere) and Providence now deals with other threats, such as the giant robot Rex fights in the end.]]

*** It's later revealed that she took the ''entire city of Greenville, Ohio'' and teleported it to a pocket dimension, where she turned it into a ''SilentHill''-like "dollhouse."
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*** It's later revealed that she took the ''entire city of Greenville, Ohio'' and teleported it to a pocket dimension, where she turned it into a ''SilentHill''-like ''Franchise/SilentHill''-like "dollhouse."
18th Nov '15 10:57:28 AM FF32
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Has a CharacterSheet [[Characters/GeneratorRex right this way.]] And a {{Recap}} page [[Recap/GeneratorRex here]].
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Has a CharacterSheet [[Characters/GeneratorRex right this way.]] And a {{Recap}} Recap/{{Recap}} page [[Recap/GeneratorRex here]].
8th Nov '15 7:55:50 PM nombretomado
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*** One of the alternate worlds that she takes Rex to in "Lions and Lambs" is a reflective surface surrounded by stars, similar to the setting of the dance scene in the ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' movie.
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*** One of the alternate worlds that she takes Rex to in "Lions and Lambs" is a reflective surface surrounded by stars, similar to the setting of the dance scene in the ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' movie.
30th Oct '15 7:22:24 PM DeisTheAlcano
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The show had a notable Crossover episode with Ben10UltimateAlien in the form of a special titled Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited.
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The show had a notable Crossover episode with Ben10UltimateAlien in the form of a special titled Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited. ''WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited''.

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6th Jun '15 3:09:26 PM StFan
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** The series main character, his powers and the title may seem rather familiar for anyone who's seen ''GeneratorGawl'', though the overeaching plots of the two series are wildly different. *** And there are many similarities to [[http://www.firestorm-ink.com/fi_news.html Cybergeneration]] - ongoing global nanotech apocalypse, heavy-handed government agencies, and most of the [=EVOs=] with human intelligence are teenagers.
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** The series main character, his powers and the title may seem rather familiar for anyone who's seen ''GeneratorGawl'', ''Anime/GeneratorGawl'', though the overeaching plots of the two series are wildly different. *** ** And there are many similarities to [[http://www.firestorm-ink.com/fi_news.html Cybergeneration]] - ongoing global nanotech apocalypse, heavy-handed government agencies, and most of the [=EVOs=] with human intelligence are teenagers.
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