History WesternAnimation / RescueHeroes

24th Apr '17 11:59:32 AM moto12
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** There was also Carter from the episode "The Chilling Championship." Him and the rest of his basketball team are on a bus that is dangling off a bridge. They are told to stay put until the rescue team arrives, but Carter decides to try and back the bus up himself, thinking that it will make him a hero, but it just makes things worse. Then when the team is all out of the bus, Carter goes right back inside to grab the trophy just as the bus plunges into the river.
** The episode "Twister" starts off with the Rescue Heroes pulling some scientists out of a burning building, and one of them actually ''runs back into the building'' to grab his research. Even after they save him, all he cares about is his research going up in flames, until Rocky tells him that what he did was crazy. Then when the scientist sees how worried his wife and son were, he realizes that Rocky was right and he thanks the Rescue Heroes for saving him.
14th Mar '17 10:01:57 AM themisterfree
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The Rescue Heroes Global Response Team is a team of [[EmergencyServices emergency rescue specialists]] (firefighters, police, mountain climbers, divers, spelunkers, etc.) who are on call at a moment's notice to travel to the sight of big emergencies anywhere in the world and deal with them, usually employing a variety of [[MerchandiseDriven high-tech vehicles and equipment.]] All this is directed by astronaut Roger Houston, who watches over the world from a space station. Conceptually very similar to the classic series ''[[{{Series/Thunderbirds}} Thunderbirds,]]'' but set in the PresentDay.

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The Rescue Heroes Global Response Team is a team of [[EmergencyServices emergency rescue specialists]] (firefighters, police, mountain climbers, divers, spelunkers, etc.) who are on call at a moment's notice to travel to the sight of big major emergencies anywhere in the world and deal with them, usually employing a variety of [[MerchandiseDriven high-tech vehicles and equipment.]] All this is directed by astronaut Roger Houston, who watches over the world from a space station. Conceptually very similar to the classic series ''[[{{Series/Thunderbirds}} Thunderbirds,]]'' but set in the PresentDay.
24th Dec '16 4:04:31 PM legoking831
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** The snowboarder in "Peril on the Peaks" deserves special mention. He refuses to dump any of his footage that he obtained while on the mountain, and contests Rocky's command to drop his backpack. This was after he already put two other people at risk due to his own ignorance while climbing the mountain earlier. After this gets both of them into an even worse spot, once they're finally rescued, the snowboarder ''then'' proceeds to snowboard off the slope due to his own greed to finish his documentary...And ''then'' he screams joyfully down it, which starts an avalanche that almost kills him ''again.'' This is almost entirely intentional to teach AnAesop of why doing your own thing puts yourself and everyone else at risk instead of obeying the plan, but so much of it relies on him being nearly TooDumbToLive.
9th Nov '16 11:11:53 AM PF
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* AdultFear: All of the numerous ways kids are put at risk and/or injured. One particularly scary one involves three kids going off-trail on their bikes; one of them gets injured and snake bit and the only one who has any idea where they went is her little brother.

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All of the numerous ways kids are put at risk and/or injured. One particularly scary one involves three kids going off-trail on their bikes; one of them gets injured and snake bit and the only one who has any idea where they went is her little brother.



* BigBrotherInstinct: All the Rescue Heroes towards the kids they rescue but Rocky gets bonus points for [[BigBrotherMentor mentoring]] the current members of his old high school basketball team and training the towel/water boy in basic emergency response, the latter of which ends up saving the entire team after their bus crashes on a bridge in mid-winter.

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All the Rescue Heroes towards the kids they rescue but Rocky gets bonus points for [[BigBrotherMentor mentoring]] the current members of his old high school basketball team and training the towel/water boy in basic emergency response, the latter of which ends up saving the entire team after their bus crashes on a bridge in mid-winter.



* IAmNotMyFather: "Storm of the Century" reveals Billy's father was a construction worker along with all of his ancestors, and expected Billy to follow the same path. When Billy and his brother chose to be firefighters instead, he became frustrated and slowly lost contact with the two over the years. It becomes a major point of contention when they meet up again after years of silence between each other.

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"Storm of the Century" reveals Billy's father was a construction worker along with all of his ancestors, and expected Billy to follow the same path. When Billy and his brother chose to be firefighters instead, he became frustrated and slowly lost contact with the two over the years. It becomes a major point of contention when they meet up again after years of silence between each other.



* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father Like Daughter]]: In "Meteor", after Wendy reveals she wants to go back to Earth and has left, Roger asks Warren if he's okay with it. Warren replies "You know Wendy; she's stubborn, bull-headed and..." Roger interrupts "A chip off the old block, Sir?" [[{{Beat}} Warren pauses]] before chuckling and admitting "I guess so."

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* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father Like Daughter]]: LikeFatherLikeSon: In "Meteor", after Wendy reveals she wants to go back to Earth and has left, Roger asks Warren if he's okay with it. Warren replies "You know Wendy; she's stubborn, bull-headed and..." Roger interrupts "A chip off the old block, Sir?" [[{{Beat}} Warren pauses]] before chuckling and admitting "I guess so."



* PunnyName: Rocky Canyon, Ariel Flyer, Jack Hammer, and many more. This even can apply to non-Rescue Heroes such as Avery Ator, Ariel's main rival in aviation.

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Rocky Canyon, Ariel Flyer, Jack Hammer, and many more. This even can apply to non-Rescue Heroes such as Avery Ator, Ariel's main rival in aviation.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Averted. Rocky almost quits the Rescue Heroes in "Flashback to Danger" when he makes a mistake during a rescue. Billy convinces Rocky to stay after telling him the story about the only other Rescue Heroes to quit. [[spoiler: Turns out that the Rescue Heroes who quit was Billy himself. He ultimately decided to stay with the team after watching an audition tape Rocky had sent in two years prior to events of the episode.]]
** Straight examples show up in civilians who decide that they don't want any part of their companions' boneheaded plans.

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Averted. Rocky almost quits the Rescue Heroes in "Flashback to Danger" when he makes a mistake during a rescue. Billy convinces Rocky to stay after telling him the story about the only other Rescue Heroes to quit. [[spoiler: Turns out that the Rescue Heroes who quit was Billy himself. He ultimately decided to stay with the team after watching an audition tape Rocky had sent in two years prior to events of the episode.]]
** Straight examples show Show up in civilians who decide that they don't want any part of their companions' boneheaded plans.



** In all the episodes of seasons 2-3, the theme tune usually plays when the group is gearing up for a rescue.

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** In all the episodes of seasons Seasons 2-3, the theme tune usually plays when the group is gearing up for a rescue.



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water Rescues?]]: Wendy is uncomfortable with water rescues due to a near drowning incident in her past. In "Tidal Wave", she ends up putting her fears aside to do her job, partly due to [[ThePowerOfTrust how much she trusts her partner for the job, Gil Gripper]].

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water Rescues?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:
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Wendy is uncomfortable with water rescues due to a near drowning incident in her past. In "Tidal Wave", she ends up putting her fears aside to do her job, partly due to [[ThePowerOfTrust how much she trusts her partner for the job, Gil Gripper]].
7th Nov '16 3:40:10 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Everybody.
** Even some of the civilians get this. Alfredo the towel/water boy for Rocky's old high school basketball team knew exactly what to do when the team's bus crashed and their coach got knocked out and even assisted in rescuing a teammate [[IdiotBall who went back into the bus after their championship trophy]] and ended up in the river. He even gets to help save Rocky when Rocky gets pulled under.
17th Jul '16 10:51:15 PM legoking831
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* ThemeTuneCameo:
** In all the episodes of seasons 2-3, the theme tune usually plays when the group is gearing up for a rescue.
** Bizarrely, and perhaps in an unintentional example, the theme tune from the first season shows up at the beginning of "Going With the Wind" (which was a third season episode; the second and third seasons had a completely different title theme from the first). This likely was the result of the fact that the music library didn't change from the design styles, but it can still be jarring if you knew the show long enough.
14th Jul '16 9:04:15 PM legoking831
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* ShoutOut: A few of the episode titles are this. "When it Rains, it Pours" is a reference to Morton Salt's slogan and "Going With the Wind" is a pun on ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''.
10th Jul '16 7:45:53 PM legoking831
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* AlternateTimeline: "Quake Me When it's Over" is an episode that centers on Wendy's dream of being in 1906 during the Great Earthquake, except she is unable to use any of the modern conveniences they have in the regular timeline.
5th Jul '16 8:06:40 PM legoking831
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "Storm of the Century", Wendy mentions they're traveling to Billy's hometown, which Billy immediately snaps at her by saying "Wendy, we never let our emotions get in the way of our work!" Guess what happens later in the episode?


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* MultiPartEpisode: "Storm of the Century" is a two-part episode; since it was in the first season which entirely consisted of full thirty minute episodes, this means it's the only episode that totals to an hour. The Global Response Team era (the second and third seasons) used the TwoShorts format (two 15-minute episodes per half hour) and had some double-length episodes itself, such as "Heroes" and "Flashback to Danger".


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* TwoShorts: The second and third seasons followed this format; the first season averts it.
5th Jul '16 7:53:55 PM legoking831
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: From "Ultimate Ride":
--> '''Jack''': Hey buddy, where were you?
--> '''Jake''': Saw a movie.
--> '''Billy''': (runs over to the computer to check out an alert) Earthquake in Tokyo!
--> '''Jake''': No, I saw that last week.
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