History WesternAnimation / MightyMax

6th Jan '18 6:55:24 PM WillKeaton
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* BeneathTheEarth: Skull Mountain, located deep underground and surrounded by magma, is Skullmaster's abode, having been banished there thousands of years ago.
29th Dec '17 9:43:01 PM schoi30
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: One episode had a villain using a de-evolving ray to bring back dinosaurs (see the EvolutionaryLevels example above). However, the MadScientist used lizards to get his dinosaurs. Dinosaurs and lizards, despite some similar features, are only related very distantly. Ironically, the de-evolution beam is used on Virgil, who ''should'' become a dinosaur, but instead becomes a pterosaur. Although it is unclear how closely related dinosaurs and pterosaurs are, birds did not evolve from pterodactyls. Birds evolved from theropod (meat-eating) dinosaurs. And yet, the post-episode segment has Max correctly point out that birds like Virgil are descended from dinosaurs.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: One episode had a villain using a de-evolving ray to bring back dinosaurs (see the EvolutionaryLevels example above). However, the MadScientist used lizards to get his dinosaurs. Dinosaurs and lizards, despite some similar features, are only related very distantly. Ironically, the de-evolution beam is used on Virgil, who ''should'' become a dinosaur, but instead becomes a pterosaur. Although it is unclear how closely related dinosaurs and pterosaurs are, birds did not evolve from pterodactyls. Birds evolved from theropod (meat-eating) dinosaurs. And yet, the post-episode segment has Max correctly point out that birds like Virgil are descended from dinosaurs.dinosaurs (although this further implies that the writers think pterosaurs are dinosaurs).
29th Dec '17 5:22:19 PM schoi30
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
** One episode had a villain using a de-evolving ray to bring back dinosaurs (see the EvolutionaryLevels example above). However, the MadScientist used lizards to get his dinosaurs. Dinosaurs and lizards, despite some similar features, are only related very distantly. Ironically, the de-evolution beam is used on Virgil, who ''should'' become a dinosaur, but instead becomes a pterosaur. Although it is unclear how closely related dinosaurs and pterosaurs are, birds did not evolve from pterodactyls. Birds evolved from theropod (meat-eating) dinosaurs.
** Somewhat justified, in that the public awareness of dinosaurs being large ancestral birds, rather than large ancestral reptiles, did not come about until the movie of ''Film/JurassicPark'' was released in mid-1993. The scientific/paleontological community was, of course, aware, but the average person (read: the writers of the show) would be unlikely to know this at the time the episode was written.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
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ArtisticLicensePaleontology: One episode had a villain using a de-evolving ray to bring back dinosaurs (see the EvolutionaryLevels example above). However, the MadScientist used lizards to get his dinosaurs. Dinosaurs and lizards, despite some similar features, are only related very distantly. Ironically, the de-evolution beam is used on Virgil, who ''should'' become a dinosaur, but instead becomes a pterosaur. Although it is unclear how closely related dinosaurs and pterosaurs are, birds did not evolve from pterodactyls. Birds evolved from theropod (meat-eating) dinosaurs.
** Somewhat justified, in
dinosaurs. And yet, the post-episode segment has Max correctly point out that the public awareness of dinosaurs being large ancestral birds, rather than large ancestral reptiles, did not come about until the movie of ''Film/JurassicPark'' was released in mid-1993. The scientific/paleontological community was, of course, aware, but the average person (read: the writers of the show) would be unlikely to know this at the time the episode was written.birds like Virgil are descended from dinosaurs.
14th Nov '17 5:40:23 AM CaptainTedium
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* DeathOfAChild: Quite possibly one of the VERY rare times this has been played straight in a kid's cartoon show. The episode "Snakes and Laddies" features a young boy who has his life force drained from him to enable an ancient pharaoh to continue living. The event itself is not shown on screen, but it's eventually revealed that the boy didn't survive the process.



** NeverSayDie, InfantImmortality, and NoEndorHolocaust are ''completely'' averted, with numerous characters being killed off. The heroes themselves kill off a good number of villains and mooks.

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** NeverSayDie, InfantImmortality, ImprobableInfantSurvival, and NoEndorHolocaust are ''completely'' averted, with numerous characters being killed off. The heroes themselves kill off a good number of villains and mooks.



* InfantImmortality: Quite possibly one of the VERY rare times this has been averted for a kid's cartoon show. The episode "Snakes and Laddies" features a young boy who has his life force drained from him to enable an ancient pharaoh to continue living. The event itself is not shown on screen, but it's eventually revealed that the boy didn't survive the process.
28th Oct '17 6:20:27 PM WillKeaton
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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: At the end of "The Maxnificent Seven," Hanuman attacks Skullmaster to give Max a chance to get away, despite knowing he's no match for the villain. He mentions maybe he'll come back as a butterfly, and as Max prepares a grave for the four heroes at the end of the episode, a butterfly is shown landing on it, implying Hanuman may have been right..

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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: At the end of "The Maxnificent Seven," Hanuman attacks Skullmaster to give Max a chance to get away, despite knowing he's no match for the villain. He mentions maybe he'll come back as a butterfly, and as Max prepares a grave for the four heroes at the end of the episode, a butterfly is shown landing on it, implying Hanuman may have been right..right...
10th Sep '17 8:48:35 AM markband
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8th Aug '17 10:04:46 PM Kalaong
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* PossessionImpliesMastery: Averted in one episode, when Dr. Zygote initially uses his evolutionary beam to advance himself a few thousand years forward. The problem is, with his homo sapien brain in a homo superior body, he is completely incapable of using whatever gifts that advanced form would have. Virgil compares it to an infant suddenly finding itself in an adult's body. He would be unable to take advantage of them until a later episode.

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* PossessionImpliesMastery: Averted in one episode, when Dr. Zygote initially uses his evolutionary beam to advance himself a few thousand years forward. The problem is, with though his homo sapien [[MyBrainIsBig brain in a homo superior body, is bigger]], he is completely incapable of using whatever gifts that advanced form would have. Virgil compares it to an infant suddenly finding itself in an adult's body. He would be unable to take advantage of them until a later episode.



* RadiationImmuneMutants: One episode has a scientist try to irradiate the entire Earth, because after an accident, he couldn't live without high radiation levels.

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* RadiationImmuneMutants: One episode has a scientist MadScientist try to irradiate the entire Earth, because after an accident, he couldn't live without high radiation levels.



* WholePlotReference: The episode "Out In The Cold" to ''Film/TheThing1982''/"Literature/WhoGoesThere" by Creator/JohnWCampbell - except here, there are multiple shapeshifting aliens.

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* WholePlotReference: The Multiple, but enough of a humorous twist to be more than worth watching.
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episode "Out In The Cold" to ''Film/TheThing1982''/"Literature/WhoGoesThere" by Creator/JohnWCampbell - except here, there are multiple shapeshifting aliens.aliens.
**"Zygote Music" is all but a word-for-word retelling of Edmond Hamilton's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Evolved "The Man Who Evolved"]] - a MadScientist invents an [[EvolutionaryLevels Evolution Ray]] which he uses as part of a TakeOverTheWorld plot. As he evolves, he becomes more and more powerful - but by the time he's able to overcome Norman, outsmart Virgil, and outwit Max, he's not interested in taking over the world anymore, having evolved AboveGoodAndEvil.
8th Jul '17 3:19:13 PM WillKeaton
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* OlderSidekick: Maxis a twelve year old boy, so his Body Guard Norman does all the killing. Meanwhile Virgil who is even older, serves part as his boss (telling him what needs to be done) but more as a sidekick, helping him out and giving him details he'll need to know.

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* OlderSidekick: Maxis Max is a twelve year old boy, so his Body Guard Norman does all the killing. Meanwhile Virgil who is even older, serves part as his boss (telling him what needs to be done) but more as a sidekick, helping him out and giving him details he'll need to know.
8th Jul '17 3:18:33 PM WillKeaton
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* OlderSidekick: Maxis a twelve year old boy, so his Body Guard Norman does all the killing. Meanwhile Virgil who is even older, serves part as his boss (telling him what needs to be done) but more as a sidekick, helping him out and giving him details he'll need to know.
11th May '17 6:00:13 PM WillKeaton
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* WalkDontSwim: This is how the soulless ones get around.
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