History WesternAnimation / MegasXLR

3rd Nov '17 12:18:18 PM Kadorhal
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Action cartoon ''Megas XLR'' -- created by the minds behind MTV's ''WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}}'' -- serves up an [[AffectionateParody affectionate spoof]] of "guy culture", science fiction, {{anime}}, and pretty much anything considered "cool" in TheEighties. If you consider ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' the {{Deconstruction}} of the HumongousMecha genre, then consider ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' the Demolition (and, possibly, the American precursor to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''). ''Megas'' remains one of the few mecha shows to get unanimous praise from Website/FourChan's [[{{Anime}} /a/]], [[WesternAnimation /co/]], and [[HumongousMecha /m/]] boards.[[note]] For 4chan, that ''[[{{GIFT}} really]]'' says something, [[FandomRivalry especially given that those three boards tend to have very divergent tastes.]][[/note]]

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Action cartoon ''Megas XLR'' -- created by the minds behind MTV's ''WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}}'' -- serves up an [[AffectionateParody affectionate spoof]] of "guy culture", science fiction, {{anime}}, and pretty much anything considered "cool" in TheEighties. If you consider ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' the {{Deconstruction}} of the HumongousMecha genre, then consider ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' ''Megas XLR'' the Demolition (and, possibly, the American precursor to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''). ''Megas'' remains one of the few mecha shows to get unanimous praise from Website/FourChan's [[{{Anime}} /a/]], [[WesternAnimation /co/]], and [[HumongousMecha /m/]] boards.[[note]] For 4chan, that ''[[{{GIFT}} really]]'' says something, [[FandomRivalry especially given that those three boards tend to have very divergent tastes.]][[/note]]



!!''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' serves as the Trope Namer for the following tropes:

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!!''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' !!''Megas XLR'' serves as the Trope Namer for the following tropes:



!!''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' contains examples of the following tropes:

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!!''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' !!''Megas XLR'' contains examples of the following tropes:



* SerialEscalation: People think Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann paved the [[strike: way]] countryside for this trope, and they're right. However, what they don't realise is that WesternAnimation/MegasXLR made that countryside... by ''vaporizing the mountain'' that was originally there.

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* SerialEscalation: People think Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann paved the [[strike: way]] countryside for this trope, and they're right. However, what they don't realise is that WesternAnimation/MegasXLR Megas XLR made that countryside... by ''vaporizing the mountain'' that was originally there.
23rd Oct '17 6:40:08 AM IkusaGT
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** In the first SeasonFinale, Coop revealed that the car has 10 cylinders. When cornered by the Glorft, Jamie snarkily says: "Maybe you should've put in 12 cylinders.". Turns into a CallBack when in the first episode of Season 2, Coop lists "adding another pair of cylinders" as one of his upgrades, though whether its for the car or the mech is not specified.



* CreditsGag: A lot of them involving the villains coming back in some way.

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* CreditsGag: A lot of them involving Every episode has a scene that plays during the villains coming back in credits (while Season 2 actually had moving scenes, Season 1 only had still images but still served the same purpose). The canonicity of some way.of these come into question (such as the fate of the REGIS and other villains) that are either ignored, LeftHanging or just PlayedForLaughs.



* MidBattleTeaBreak: The [[TheStinger stinger]] of the first part of "Rearview Mirror Mirror" seems to be this; the Gloft's Core Destroyer has halted, Kiva and Jamie are unsure where Coop has vanished to and [[DecapitatedArmy the Gloft soldiers are unsure what to do next since Gorrath vanised with him.]]



* StaringKid:Little Tommy was a recurring character who was usually standing around, drinking a Mega Slush or something, and proclaiming "cooooooool" at all the destruction going on in the episode.

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* StaringKid:Little StaringKid: Little Tommy was a recurring character who was usually standing around, drinking a Mega Slush or something, and proclaiming "cooooooool" at all the destruction going on in the episode.episode.
27th Sep '17 10:23:40 PM Ominae
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As of 2014, George Kristic says that the show was written off as a loss, which means that the show cannot be aired again without getting into legal problems.
24th Sep '17 11:20:07 AM DRCEQ
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** And then there's the secondary control module, which turns Megas into a MotionCaptureMecha operated with an Atari joystick or a DDR pad.
** Not to mention the [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Trans-Warp]] Spatial Drive is the change holder.
** Meanwhile, [[InvertedTrope the button for "shields" puts up the roof of the convertible car.]]
* UnusualEuphemism: "Jhorblochs", although it may be an example of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
** Also, "Zorp" in the episode "Bad Guy", which is used in said episode in everything from terms for mechas to a WTF substitute.

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** And then there's There's the secondary control module, which turns Megas into a MotionCaptureMecha operated with an Atari joystick or a DDR pad.
** Not to mention the The [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Trans-Warp]] Spatial Drive is the change holder.
** Meanwhile, [[InvertedTrope the The button for "shields" puts up the roof of the convertible car.]]
* UnusualEuphemism: UnusualEuphemism:
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"Jhorblochs", although it may be an example of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
** Also, "Zorp" in the episode "Bad Guy", which is used in said episode in everything from terms for mechas to a WTF substitute.
24th Sep '17 10:48:24 AM nombretomado
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** Not to mention the [[TransformersBeastWars Trans-Warp]] Spatial Drive is the change holder.

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** Not to mention the [[TransformersBeastWars [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Trans-Warp]] Spatial Drive is the change holder.
22nd Aug '17 6:42:43 AM Drope
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* FatIdiot: Sort of subverted with Coop, who's much smarter than he lets on (the man manages to get a robot from years in the future in working condition with a ''video game controller''.

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* FatIdiot: Sort of subverted with Coop, who's much smarter than he lets on (the man manages to get a robot from years in the future in working condition with a ''video game controller''.controller'').



* FatAndProud: Coop. Oh so very much.

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* FatAndProud: Coop. Oh so very much. He actually got offended when his evil alternate counterpart became buff.
22nd Aug '17 6:40:24 AM Drope
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* StaringKid: This kid was a recurring character who was usually standing around, drinking a Mega Slush or something, and proclaiming "cooooooool" at all the destruction going on in the episode.

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* StaringKid: This kid StaringKid:Little Tommy was a recurring character who was usually standing around, drinking a Mega Slush or something, and proclaiming "cooooooool" at all the destruction going on in the episode.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Most of New Jersey's population doesn't seem to mind the giant robot that regularly walks around their city, or at least they don't react with the appropriate shock. This is further parodied by Little Tommy.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Most of New Jersey's population doesn't seem to mind the giant robot (or the myriad of gigantic aliens and monsters it fought daily for that matter) that regularly walks around their city, or at least they don't react with the appropriate shock. This is further parodied by Little Tommy.
20th Aug '17 11:23:10 PM Drope
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** Literally the case with New Jersey. It gets destroyed OnceAnEpisode, and most of its population is treated as apathetic and/or stupid, including Coop and Jamie.

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** Literally the case with New Jersey.Jersey City. It gets destroyed OnceAnEpisode, and most of its population is treated as apathetic and/or stupid, including Coop and Jamie.
20th Aug '17 11:21:36 PM Drope
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** "There's always Hoboken". "Yeah... but that's ''Hoboken''!"

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** "There's always Hoboken". "Yeah... but that's ''Hoboken''!"''Hoboken!''"
20th Aug '17 11:20:02 PM Drope
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* PlaceWorseThanDeath:
** "There's always Hoboken". "Yeah... but that's ''Hoboken''!"
** Literally the case with New Jersey. It gets destroyed OnceAnEpisode, and most of its population is treated as apathetic and/or stupid, including Coop and Jamie.
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