History WesternAnimation / Jem

19th Sep '17 6:46:30 PM Pichu-kun
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IDW Comics has begun an [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms ongoing]] ''Jem'' series in 2015, written by Kelly Thompson with art from Sophie Campbell.

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IDW Comics has begun an [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms ongoing]] ''Jem'' series in 2015, written by Kelly Thompson with art from Sophie Campbell.
Campbell and other artists.



!!This show provides examples of:

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!!This show !!''Jem'' provides examples of:of:



* AbandonedWarChild: Ba Nee, one of the Starlight Girls, was born in Vietnam but was sent to America after her mother's death, and lives at a foster home that Jem And The Holograms run. She is obsessed with finding her DisappearedDad however the others consider him dead. All that Ba Nee knows is that he's a redhead, so she has a tendency to [[MistakenIdentity latch onto]] random redheaded men and think they're her father. [[spoiler:She finds her father in the finale. It turns out he married her mother in Vietnam however had to go back to war. He had amnesia due to an injury and didn't remember his wife. After being reunited with Ba Nee, they live together.]]

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* AbandonedWarChild: Ba Nee, one of the Starlight Girls, is a more G-rated example than most. She was born in Vietnam but was sent to America after her mother's death, and lives at a foster home that Jem And The Holograms run. She is obsessed with finding her DisappearedDad however the others consider him dead. All that Ba Nee knows is that he's a redhead, so she has a tendency to [[MistakenIdentity latch onto]] random redheaded men and think they're her father. [[spoiler:She finds her father in the finale. It turns out he married her mother in Vietnam however had to go back to war. He had amnesia due to an injury and didn't remember his wife. After being reunited with Ba Nee, they live together.]]



* AerithAndBob: The Benton sisters are named Jerrica and... Kimberly. Helped somewhat by Kimberly's much cooler sounding nickname, Kimber.



* {{Animesque}}: Done by Creator/ToeiAnimation though it's more related to the over-the-top nature of the 80s rock business.

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* {{Animesque}}: Done by Creator/ToeiAnimation Creator/ToeiAnimation, though it's more related to the over-the-top nature of the 80s rock business.



* ClearTheirName: a few episodes have Jem and the Holograms doing this and one episode has [[spoiler:Starlight Girl Ashley and Stormer (in disguise)]] clearing Jem's name when she's accused of robbing a casino.

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* ClearTheirName: a A few episodes have Jem and the Holograms doing this and one episode has [[spoiler:Starlight Girl Ashley and Stormer (in disguise)]] clearing Jem's name when she's accused of robbing a casino.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** The writers of a cartoon meant to promote a line of dolls snuck in a band called "The Limp Lizards". That took balls.
** "Who is he kissing? Is it me? Or is he ''making love'' to a fantasy?" Granted, they could have been using the older version of the phrase, and Rio and Jerrica do nothing beyond French kissing on screen- but by the 80s, the phrase had acquired the current meaning!
** At the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLQ259QoWvg "There's a Melody Playin'"]], Jem pole-dances down the mike stand and makes a seductive face when she lands.
** In the FiveEpisodePilot, Pizzazz comes on to Rio and tells him there are a lot of things she can do for him.
** A nude painting can be seen in the background at one point in the episode "The Princess and the Singer".
** In "The Treasure Hunt", the boat Richard Xanthos uses to transport Jem and the Starlight Girls to the island where the key is has a figurehead of a topless mermaid covering her breasts.
4th Sep '17 1:01:18 AM Luppercus
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Added DiffLines:

* VillainExclusivityClause:
** Eric Raymond as the BigBad.
** The Misfits are not really evil per se, but are always causing havok with their reckless behavior.
11th Aug '17 12:12:01 PM TheNerfGuy
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* MsFanservice: Uhm, pretty much every adult female in the cast. (It's a cartoon about 80s rock stars, what do you expect?)
10th Jul '17 7:21:40 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* MsFanservice: Uhm, pretty much every adult female in the cast. (It's a cartoon about 80s rock stars, what do you expect?)
1st Jul '17 4:51:50 PM nombretomado
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* StoryArc: The movie contract the FiveEpisodePilot mentions as one of the prizes in the Battle of the Bands competition is the basis for one. The three-parter "Starbright", the first post-pilot episodes, chronicles the film's making and release. The "Hollywood Jem" two-parter that closes "season two" (by TheOtherWiki's listing) picks it up again when Jem is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. There's also a running subplot in the latter two stories about Kimber being romanced by two men. Another running storyline is Ba Nee's search for her father.

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* StoryArc: The movie contract the FiveEpisodePilot mentions as one of the prizes in the Battle of the Bands competition is the basis for one. The three-parter "Starbright", the first post-pilot episodes, chronicles the film's making and release. The "Hollywood Jem" two-parter that closes "season two" (by TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's listing) picks it up again when Jem is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. There's also a running subplot in the latter two stories about Kimber being romanced by two men. Another running storyline is Ba Nee's search for her father.
7th Jun '17 4:56:56 PM IdeaMaster
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* ReformedButRejected: Minx in "A Change of Heart"; after nearly drowning, Minx decides to renounce her evil self-absorbed ways and be a good girl. Needless to say, despite her best efforts, Jem and the Holograms and Rio pretty much reject her and drive her back to her selfish ways, Fortunately, Minx redeems once more and permanently in the series finale.

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* ReformedButRejected: Minx in "A Change of Heart"; after nearly drowning, Minx decides to renounce her evil self-absorbed ways and be a good girl. Needless to say, despite her best efforts, Jem and the Holograms and Rio pretty much reject her and drive her back to her selfish ways, Fortunately, [[spoiler:Fortunately, Minx redeems once more and permanently in the series finale.finale]].
13th May '17 2:45:36 PM nombretomado
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* FashionDissonance: Let's just say that there is no way for anyone to ''not'' know this show was made in the 80s. On the upside, since the show was actually set in the music industry at the height of {{MTV}}'s popularity, it's actually frighteningly accurate for the type of characters it portrays.

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* FashionDissonance: Let's just say that there is no way for anyone to ''not'' know this show was made in the 80s. On the upside, since the show was actually set in the music industry at the height of {{MTV}}'s Creator/{{MTV}}'s popularity, it's actually frighteningly accurate for the type of characters it portrays.
25th Mar '17 8:35:56 AM fruitstripegum
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* BigDamnKiss: The protagonist has one ''in the opening sequence!''



* BigDamnKiss: The protagonist has one ''in the opening sequence!''
20th Feb '17 10:27:24 PM Anddrix
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[[MerchandiseDriven Originally, the series was created for a line of dolls made by]] Creator/{{Hasbro}}. The series combined music, adventure, fashion, and SoapOpera-esque drama which gave the show its own appeal. The show originally premiered as a serial of minisodes roughly ten minutes in length that told the origin of the show and ran during a block of other short shows with a male-oriented audience. The ratings were high enough that the show was picked up as a full half-hour series in its own right and the original serial was reworked into a four-part pilot. Though the doll line was pretty much shut out by the competing Barbie toyline, the series was popular enough that it was allowed to finish its 65 episode run even after the toyline was cancelled. The cartoon frequently reran in syndication, most notably on the USA Cartoon Express throughout the early 90s. '''Creator/TheHub''' had started to play episodes of this series as of May 28, 2011, though ''Discovery Family'' removed it from their schedule in late 2015 (after the LiveActionAdaptation bombed). The show has been released twice on DVD in the US (once by Rhino, who didn't finish, and later a complete series by Shout Factory). 2011 also had Hasbro integrate Jem into a comic called ''Unit:E'', which had Synergy, now an alien AI, assisting characters from ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' into helping [[MegaCrossover gather heroes from around the multiverse]]; according to Synergy, Jerrica/Jem would help compose the "music of the spheres".

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[[MerchandiseDriven Originally, the series was created for a line of dolls made by]] Creator/{{Hasbro}}. The series combined music, adventure, fashion, and SoapOpera-esque drama which gave the show its own appeal. The show originally premiered as a serial of minisodes roughly ten minutes in length that told the origin of the show and ran during a block of other short shows with a male-oriented audience. The ratings were high enough that the show was picked up as a full half-hour series in its own right and the original serial was reworked into a four-part pilot. Though the doll line was pretty much shut out by the competing Barbie toyline, the series was popular enough that it was allowed to finish its 65 episode run even after the toyline was cancelled. The cartoon frequently reran in syndication, most notably on the USA Cartoon Express throughout the early 90s. '''Creator/TheHub''' had started to play episodes of this series as of May 28, 2011, though ''Discovery Family'' removed it from their schedule in late 2015 (after the LiveActionAdaptation bombed). The show has been released twice on DVD in the US (once by Rhino, who didn't finish, and later a complete series by Shout Factory). 2011 also had Hasbro integrate Jem into a comic called ''Unit:E'', which had Synergy, now an alien AI, assisting characters from ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' into helping [[MegaCrossover gather heroes from around the multiverse]]; according to Synergy, Jerrica/Jem would help compose the "music of the spheres".
18th Feb '17 7:18:29 AM CaptainTedium
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* GoodParents: The Bentons were heartwarmingly this.

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* GoodParents: The Bentons were heartwarmingly this. caring and competent parents to both their biological and adopted children.



* HalloweenEpisode: "Trick or Techrat".

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* HalloweenEpisode: "Trick or Techrat".Techrat" took place on Halloween.
* HandOnWomb: Turns up in the episode "Homeland, Heartland" when Danse narrates flashbacks of what her mother went through when Danse's father disappeared. Danse's mother is shown resting her hand on her stomach when Danse mentions her mother discovering she was pregnant with her.
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