History WesternAnimation / Reboot

11th Sep '16 12:23:06 AM KJMackley
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* CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel: Not exactly a prequel, but the game ''Pantsu Hebi X'' in season 4 is among the most advanced looking games in the series (being cell-shaded and having better animations than earlier seasons), despite the fact that Matrix says it was already an old game when he was a kid.

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* CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel: Not exactly a prequel, but Done incidentally via the game ArtEvolution, anything done in flashback looks so much more advanced and dynamic than the early seasons. This also applies to the games, ''Pantsu Hebi X'' in season 4 is among the most advanced looking games in the series (being cell-shaded and having better animations than earlier seasons), despite the fact that Matrix says it was already an old game when he was a kid.



* ThouShaltNotKill: Bob suddenly picks up this attitude in season four. Nothing really bad about this, except that it goes against Bob's attitude in prior seasons where it's shown that, given the chance, he is willing to kill Megabyte. Season four reveals that he ALWAYS had this attitude, and that the reason the Guardians didn't swoop in and delete Megabyte immediately after arriving in Mainframe is that Bob wanted to prove his theories that viruses could be rehabilitated and their powers used for good.



* YearInsideHourOutside: Time moves much faster inside a game relative to the outside world, which itself runs at a high rate compared to the world The User comes from.
** [[FridgeLogic Which makes no sense, when you think about it.]]
*** This is very much subject to point of view. Games are typically high-priority processes, after all.

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* YearInsideHourOutside: Time moves much faster inside a game relative to the outside world, which itself runs at a high rate compared to the world The User comes from.
** [[FridgeLogic Which makes no sense, when you think about it.]]
*** This is very much subject
from. Season Three includes a TimeSkip where Enzo and [=AndrAIa=] grew into adults wandering the games looking to point get back to Mainframe, suggesting it's been the equivalent of view. Games are typically high-priority processes, after all.10-15 years. When they came across Turbo, the Prime Guardian, he explained the time discrepancy and that it's actually only been upwards of a year and a half since they left Mainframe.
10th Sep '16 10:58:57 PM KJMackley
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** [[spoiler: Enzo]]'s EyeScream is foreshadowed ''twice'' before it actually happens: In the BadFuture witnessed in season one's "Identity Crisis, Part 2," his future self has a scar running through his right eye. Later, in season three's "To Mend and Defend," shortly after he reboots into a zombie, his right eye falls out, hanging by an optical nerve.
** By the same token, a line in "To Mend and Defend" doubles as foreshadowing the EyeScream and the boundary of the show growing DarkerAndEdgier: Dot whips the User's gun away and it slams into a wall near a talking deer head, which says (with a Scottish accent): "It's only fun until someone loses an eye."

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** [[spoiler: Enzo]]'s EyeScream It's actually quite absurd how much Enzo [[EyeScream loosing an eye]] is foreshadowed ''twice'' before it actually happens: happens in season three's "Game Over":
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In the BadFuture witnessed in season one's "Identity Crisis, Part 2," his future self has a scar running through his right eye. Later, in eye.
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season three's two's "[=AndrAIa=]" Enzo reboots as a submarine captain with an eyepatch.
*** The first episode of season three,
"To Mend and Defend," shortly after he reboots into a zombie, his right eye falls out, hanging by an optical nerve.
** By the same token, a line in "To Mend and Defend" doubles as foreshadowing the EyeScream and the boundary of the show growing DarkerAndEdgier:
nerve. Dot also whips the User's gun away and it slams into a wall near a talking deer head, which says (with a Scottish accent): "It's only fun until someone loses an eye.""
*** The Film/JamesBond inspired opening sequence for "Firewall" includes one shot of Enzo with specifically one eye covered in shadow.
10th Sep '16 10:48:20 PM KJMackley
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** Minor changes to all character designs occurred throughout the life of the show, largely to accommodate the better hardware. More naturalistic motion came from more naturalistic anatomy design for the characters. In season three both Dot and Mouse [[BuxomIsBetter got slightly bustier]] as a result of making their chests more rounded rather than triangular, Dot herself having a "monoboob" up until then. The first episode of season three even had her reboot inside a game as an {{Expy}} of Creator/ElviraMistressOfTheDark, AbsoluteCleavage and all.
24th Aug '16 1:25:55 AM Compucles
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* PokemonSpeak: In the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' parody in "My Two Bobs," Frisket reboots as a Pikachu {{Expy}} and naturally invokes this trope.
--> '''Frisket:''' Frisket! Frisket!



*** Mouse upon her introduction in "The Great Brain Robbery".

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*** Mouse upon her introduction in "The Great Brain Robbery".Robbery."
13th Aug '16 2:53:48 PM AdamC
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* OrderVsChaos: A good example where ''both'' extremes are treated as undesirable. Megabyte is a tyrannical despot who seeks to dominate all life under his rule in an Orwellian state. Hexadecimal is a lawless MadArtist who causes rampant destruction and anarchy for the sake of it, bringing misery to the populace. Both have their softer sides but both are still dangerous to the population at large. [[spoiler: Hex later gets a Face Turn, but only when she stops being quite so extreme about the whole chaos thing.]]
5th Aug '16 11:52:13 AM PhiSat
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* NoEnding

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* NoEndingNoEnding: The show [[spoiler: ends on a cliffhanger, with Megabyte telling the heroes to prepare for an event called "The Hunt". And... That's it.]]
2nd Jul '16 1:46:59 PM Morgenthaler
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In the beginning, the story was primarily about Bob, a Guardian (security program) from "The Supercomputer" who is assigned to protect the relatively backwoods city of Mainframe. His two main friends are his love interest (and smart businesswoman) Dot Matrix, and her younger (and hyperactive) brother Enzo. He is also aided by the system administrator Phong, who fills the role of a vaguely [[{{Koan}} Confucian]] [[TheObiWan mentor]].

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In the beginning, the story was primarily about Bob, a Guardian (security program) from "The Supercomputer" who is assigned to protect the relatively backwoods city of Mainframe. His two main friends are his love interest (and smart businesswoman) Dot Matrix, and her younger (and hyperactive) brother Enzo. He is also aided by the system administrator Phong, who fills the role of a vaguely [[{{Koan}} Confucian]] [[TheObiWan Confucian mentor]].
24th Jun '16 9:22:43 PM ProxyoftheMuse
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** In the Daemon arc, Turbo, one of the infected guardians was imprisoned by the gang, and Mouse is implied to have strip-searched him.
21st Jun '16 12:38:20 AM gewunomox
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** In ''Talent Night'', the guys from the ''Money For Nothing'' video by DireStraits are booed off-stage. A case of CreatorBacklash.

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** In ''Talent Night'', the guys from the ''Money For Nothing'' video by DireStraits Music/DireStraits are booed off-stage. A case of CreatorBacklash.
28th May '16 8:07:06 PM nombretomado
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* TheBlank: Hexadecimal has a series of masks that she quickly swaps out behind her hand to change expressions. Her real face is not shown until halfway through the second season, when Bob removes her mask and reveals that there's absolutely nothing beneath. [[spoiler:This also happens in the PlayStation game]].)

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* TheBlank: Hexadecimal has a series of masks that she quickly swaps out behind her hand to change expressions. Her real face is not shown until halfway through the second season, when Bob removes her mask and reveals that there's absolutely nothing beneath. [[spoiler:This also happens in the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation game]].)



* OutOfCharacterMoment: The PlayStation game, which has numerous CGI cutscenes originally intended for a pilot episode, is full of these. Bob [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmg7lL0b6vg knocks the bejeezus out of Megabyte]] after winning their boss encounter, Hexadecimal [[DeadGuyOnDisplay practices taxidermy on Bob and Dot]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU5AB-3Aowo a game over cinematic]]. Most notably, Hex has a HughMann scene before the final battle, masquerading as Dot and seducing Bob with so much {{Fanservice}} that it is a shock to the typical [=ReBoot=] fan when first seen.

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: The PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation game, which has numerous CGI cutscenes originally intended for a pilot episode, is full of these. Bob [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmg7lL0b6vg knocks the bejeezus out of Megabyte]] after winning their boss encounter, Hexadecimal [[DeadGuyOnDisplay practices taxidermy on Bob and Dot]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU5AB-3Aowo a game over cinematic]]. Most notably, Hex has a HughMann scene before the final battle, masquerading as Dot and seducing Bob with so much {{Fanservice}} that it is a shock to the typical [=ReBoot=] fan when first seen.
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