History WesternAnimation / Reboot

29th Nov '16 10:18:04 PM wyattte
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* AffablyEvil: Megabyte and Hexadecimal. He covers his violence with suave sophistication, she just never seems to actually bear anybody any ill will, she is just [[AxCrazy crazy]].

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* AffablyEvil: Megabyte and Hexadecimal. He covers his violence with suave sophistication, she just never seems to actually bear anybody any ill will, she is just [[AxCrazy crazy]]. [[spoiler:Megabyte becomes more FauxAffablyEvil and eventually just a sadistic, gloating monster. Hex does a HeelFaceTurn by the end of season 3.]]



** Enzo frequently exclaims "Alphanumeric!" when pleased by something.

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** Enzo frequently exclaims "Alphanumeric!" when pleased by something. As he gets older and becomes Matrix, he only says it ''once'', out of bitter, sardonic humor... only for a boy within earshot to pick up on it.



* {{Cephalothorax}}: The zero binomes and Mike the TV.)

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* {{Cephalothorax}}: The zero binomes and Mike the TV.)



** And it quickly went FromBadToWorse (boy, did this show get dark in a hurry). Enzo stepped up to the plate to defend the city, and four episodes into his run as guardian, he loses a game, and he (along with Andraia and Frisket) has to leave with it in order to avoid being nullified. The next time we see him, he's grown into a renegade, gun-toting AntiHero, and the next time we see Mainframe, it's a veritable wasteland. And when he encounters Megabyte, he gives him a literal one of these in one of the most awesome moments in the show.

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** And it quickly went FromBadToWorse (boy, did this show get dark in a hurry). Enzo stepped up to the plate to defend the city, and four episodes into his run as guardian, he loses a game, and he (along with Andraia [=AndrAIa=] and Frisket) has to leave with it in order to avoid being nullified. The next time we see him, he's grown into a renegade, gun-toting AntiHero, and the next time we see Mainframe, it's a veritable wasteland.
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And when he encounters Megabyte, he gives him a literal one of these in one of the most awesome moments in the show.



* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Hexadecimal.]]

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* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Hexadecimal. And it's [[HeroicSacrifice ultimately her end.]] ]]



* MagicAIsMagicA: The general mechanics of how this universe works is well defined. The Net is the universe, containing everything and everyone in existence, and each system is a self-contained "planet." The web is an EldritchLocation; contained within the universe but not touching any inhabited planet and filled with [[EldritchAbomination beings that do not conform to natural law as it applies within the rest of the Net]]. The only flimsy issues are related to portals; at some points in the series they are simply the direct equivalent of internet connections, linking two distant systems that are connected through the Net, but at other points they seem to be almost magical within the series, linking systems that do not have any sort of Net-connection and bypassng any sort of firewall or other defenses set up between the two systems.

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* MagicAIsMagicA: The general mechanics of how this universe works is well defined. The Net is the universe, containing everything and everyone in existence, and each system is a self-contained "planet." The web is an EldritchLocation; contained within the universe but not touching any inhabited planet and filled with [[EldritchAbomination beings that do not conform to natural law as it applies within the rest of the Net]]. The only flimsy issues are related to portals; at some points in the series they are simply the direct equivalent of internet connections, linking two distant systems that are connected through the Net, but at other points they seem to be almost magical within the series, linking systems that do not have any sort of Net-connection and bypassng bypassing any sort of firewall or other defenses set up between the two systems.



* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: The episode "When Games Collide" does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, involving a war game merging with a dinosaur-hunting one, with the result that Megabyte and Bob are attacked by a T-Rex with a tank turret on its head.

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: The episode "When Games Collide" does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, involving a war game merging with a dinosaur-hunting one, with the result that Megabyte and Bob are attacked by a [[XMeetsY T-Rex with a tank turret on its head.]]



* OhCrap: An absolutely '''epic''' one when Matrix faces off against Megabyte. He [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzSNrwNpw0g taunts Matrix into throwing his gun away and fighting with his fists]], which he does, and while he's shaking his head at how stupid Matrix was for taking the bait, the "boy" knocks the [[SuperStrength obscenely powerful villain]] across the room. The OhCrap is Megabyte's reaction to seeing a [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome dent in his chest.]]

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* OhCrap: An absolutely '''epic''' one when Matrix faces off against Megabyte. He [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzSNrwNpw0g taunts Matrix into throwing his gun away and fighting with his fists]], which he does, and while he's shaking his head at how stupid [[SchmuckBait stupid]] Matrix was for taking the bait, the "boy" knocks the [[SuperStrength obscenely powerful villain]] across the room. The OhCrap is Megabyte's reaction to seeing a [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome dent in his chest.]]



->[[YouBastard GAME OVER]] [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife WINS]]

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->[[YouBastard GAME OVER]] [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife WINS]]
OVER.]]
->[[TheBadGuyWins USER WINS.]]
25th Nov '16 10:42:09 AM nombretomado
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* ScaramangaSpecial: The original appears as the rebooted form of Matrix's gun in "Daemon Rising," when they are in an AustinPowers themed game.

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* ScaramangaSpecial: The original appears as the rebooted form of Matrix's gun in "Daemon Rising," when they are in an AustinPowers Film/AustinPowers themed game.



** In "Daemon Rising," the game witnessed seems to be AustinPowers without even the bother of changing the superficial details. Matrix reboots into Dr. Evil, Enzo reboots into Mini Me and Frisket reboots into Mr. Bigglesworth. Austin himself appears as the User, saying the word "Karma" instead of "mojo," and Matrix kills his enemy with one shot from ''the'' [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun golden]] ScaramangaSpecial.

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** In "Daemon Rising," the game witnessed seems to be AustinPowers Film/AustinPowers without even the bother of changing the superficial details. Matrix reboots into Dr. Evil, Enzo reboots into Mini Me and Frisket reboots into Mr. Bigglesworth. Austin himself appears as the User, saying the word "Karma" instead of "mojo," and Matrix kills his enemy with one shot from ''the'' [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun golden]] ScaramangaSpecial.
20th Nov '16 3:53:10 PM Harem-author
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** Frisket once ''eats'' an old un-format command, which Megabyte tries to steal [[KickTheDog by "opening" Frisket.]] Frisket eventually has it pass from his system, and [[RuleOfFunny Megabyte steps in it.]]



->[[YouBastard GAME OVER]] [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV TROPES WINS]]

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->[[YouBastard GAME OVER]] [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV TROPES [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife WINS]]
7th Nov '16 3:16:20 PM dlchen145
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* AntiHeroSubstitute: Deconstructed. Enzo grows from a whiny, naive young sprite into the big, tough {{badass}} Matrix, but everybody keeps telling him how being a big, tough badass does not compensate for being an arrogant, pompous jerk, and his hotheaded actions put [=AndrAIa=], the love of his life, in mortal danger. A recurring theme of season three is the fact that, for all his efforts to reunite with his family and Mainframe, they would be disgusted and repulsed by what he has become.

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* AntiHeroSubstitute: Deconstructed. Enzo grows from a whiny, naive young sprite into the big, tough {{badass}} badass Matrix, but everybody keeps telling him how being a big, tough badass does not compensate for being an arrogant, pompous jerk, and his hotheaded actions put [=AndrAIa=], the love of his life, in mortal danger. A recurring theme of season three is the fact that, for all his efforts to reunite with his family and Mainframe, they would be disgusted and repulsed by what he has become.



* {{Badass}}: Matrix, who explicitly refers to himself, and is referred to by others, as a being of unstoppable brute force. Frisket is a badass dog that ''nobody'' wants to mess with.



* BigDamnHeroes: Right when the Web Riders are about to slaughter everyone on the Saucy Mare (Yes, even [[{{Badass}} Matrix]]) Bob shows up and orders the Web Riders to stop. Having previously gained the Web Riders' trust and friendship, it works.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Right when the Web Riders are about to slaughter everyone on the Saucy Mare (Yes, even [[{{Badass}} Matrix]]) Matrix) Bob shows up and orders the Web Riders to stop. Having previously gained the Web Riders' trust and friendship, it works.



* KidHeroAllGrownUp: Partway into season three, when Enzo enters a game he can't win, he, [=AndrAIa=], and Frisket change their icons to game sprite mode and rode the game out of Mainframe. The game's accelerated time causes a time skip, bringing them to adulthood. The following episodes focus on them, Enzo, now going by Matrix, is a muscular {{Badass}}, and [=AndrAIa=], now an ActionGirl, searching for Mainframe.

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* KidHeroAllGrownUp: Partway into season three, when Enzo enters a game he can't win, he, [=AndrAIa=], and Frisket change their icons to game sprite mode and rode the game out of Mainframe. The game's accelerated time causes a time skip, bringing them to adulthood. The following episodes focus on them, Enzo, now going by Matrix, is a muscular {{Badass}}, badass, and [=AndrAIa=], now an ActionGirl, searching for Mainframe.
25th Oct '16 8:08:57 AM Larkmarn
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* MrFanservice: Bob, to the point that [[ChickMagnet Dot, Mouse, Hexadecimal, and a female Bionome have tried to hit on him]]. [[PerverseSexualLust As well as some of the female viewers.]]
21st Oct '16 7:42:48 PM RashandFierce
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* MrFanservice: Bob, to the point that [[ChickMagnet Dot, Mouse, Hexadecimal, and a female Bionome have tried to hit on him]]. [[PerverseSexualLust As well as some of the female viewers.]]
9th Oct '16 7:05:56 PM WillKeaton
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* SinisterScrappingSound: In "Gigabyte" the titular virus corners Bob and Dot in an alleyway and scraps his long claws along the wall as he slowly approaches them.
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.
*** In
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.
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