History WesternAnimation / SWATKats

1st Sep '16 4:39:13 AM themisterfree
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* FollowTheLeader: You could argue this was Hanna-Barbera's attempt to compete with ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' and that series' [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats profusion of copycats]], though in comparison it's much darker and it doesn't have any humans or other humanoid animals.

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* FollowTheLeader: You could argue this was Hanna-Barbera's attempt to compete with ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' and that series' [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats profusion of copycats]], though in comparison it's much darker and it doesn't have any humans or other humanoid animals. It also take a bit of influence from H-B's ''WesternAnimation/SkyCommanders'' tech-wise, and both Charlie Adler and Paul Eiding worked on that show too.
23rd Aug '16 6:32:28 PM starofjusticev21
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* SpikesOfVillainy: The evil SWAT Kats from the MirrorUniverse have these on their Glovatrix.
22nd Aug '16 4:08:27 PM Kooshmeister
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** In the unfinished episode "Succubus!", HornyDevil Katrina Moorkroft explicitly wants Commander Feral, although, admittedly only to drain his life force.
22nd Aug '16 4:03:50 PM Kooshmeister
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** They try to, anyway; although at least two die due to proximity, the SWAT Kats put out the fire the explosion starts, saving at least three mobsters, allowing them to be tended to by fire fighters and paramedics.
22nd Aug '16 4:01:34 PM Kooshmeister
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* PlantMooks: Dr. Viper creates tons of these in "Destructive Nature" as his personal brigade.

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* PlantMooks: Dr. Viper creates tons of these in "Destructive Nature" as his personal brigade. His mushroom monster assistant in "Katastrophe" may also count.



* PreMortemOneLiner: Courtesy of an Enforcer pilot in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" - "You have the right to remain ''buried''!"



* RedShirtArmy: The Enforcers.

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* RedShirtArmy: The Enforcers. Also any groups of security personnel at the various prisons and research facilities. And the knights who defend Megalith City in "Bride of the Pastmaster."
22nd Aug '16 3:57:34 PM Kooshmeister
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** The Enforcers ''do'' have some early successes, particularly in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", wherein two random, nameless pilots wipe out a pair of reanimated skeletons (and even get to do a PreMortemOneLiner), and later on, Feral's idea to use gas grenades against the Megasaurus rex actually work. Then in "The Ci-Kat-A", the Enforcers successfully wipe out the alien nest at the end. But when it comes to the episodes' actual main villains, they of course fail spectacularly both times.
16th Aug '16 6:01:18 AM Kooshmeister
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* UncertainDoom: Many of the death scenes are of the character standing there going "Aahhhh!" while about to be attacked and eaten by a monster before it cuts away, but they're usually followed by some dialogue confirming the character's death (such as Dr. Viper saying "Now that you've had your dinner..." when his mushroom monster eats two guards in "Katastrophe"). But a few examples where a character's death is ''not'' confirmed in the show include:

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* UncertainDoom: Many of the While some death scenes (particularly Katscratch, Warden Meece and Mutilor) are of the character standing there going "Aahhhh!" while about to be attacked pretty blatant, and eaten by a monster before it cuts away, but they're usually followed by some dialogue confirming the character's death (such as Dr. Viper saying "Now that you've had your dinner..." when his mushroom monster eats two guards in "Katastrophe"). But even a few examples where a character's death is ''not'' that happen offscreen are confirmed in the show include:dialogue later (the guards in "Katastrophe"), quite a few aren't entirely clear:
16th Aug '16 5:55:01 AM Kooshmeister
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** The partially mutated Dr. Street gets launched out a window on the top floor of a 300-story skyscraper in "The Ci-Kat-A." Despite possessing wings, he just plummets screaming to presumably make his name [[IncrediblyLamePun literal]] 300 stories below and is never mentioned again. He ''was'' scheduled to return in one of the unfinished episodes, "Doctors of Doom", however.


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** The title villains in "The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats." Were they killed by the mega-detonator, or did it just transport them into ''another'' alternate dimension?
14th Aug '16 5:37:19 PM themisterfree
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* HeroicSacrifice: The ''show itself'' essentially did this in real life- it, along with all of H-B's other ongoing series at the time, ended so they could focus on ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoon''- which helped to bring so many beloved cartoons to our screens. So in essence, ''SK'' died to give the other projects a fighting chance.



*** The Cylcotrons are implied to be part of the seats of the Turbokat as part of their customizations (it's deployed from the bomb bay like a missile, with a heatshield retracting when it lands). Also in the episode with the Turbomole, they ''saw'' on TV miners needing their help and loaded the Turbomole into their jet.

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*** The Cylcotrons Cyclotrons are implied to be part of the seats of the Turbokat as part of their customizations (it's deployed from the bomb bay like a missile, with a heatshield retracting when it lands). Also in the episode with the Turbomole, they ''saw'' on TV miners needing their help and loaded the Turbomole into their jet.
14th Aug '16 2:43:49 PM Kooshmeister
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* UncertainDoom: A few examples:
** The museum guard in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice." Backing away from the sabertoothed tiger, he bumps into a dinosaur skeleton and brings the entire thing crashing down on top of him. He's never mentioned again.
** Dr. Zyme in "The Giant Bacteria." We see the bacteria monster's hand reach for him and begin to descend over him, but then it cuts away, and it even shows the monster seemingly being distracted from killing him by Feral's chopper.
** The homeless guy who encounters a tentacle monster in "Mutation City." Another death scene of the "stand there going 'Aahhhh!'" variety.
** Conklin in "Caverns of Horror." The giant scorpion explodes through the ground underneath him and he's flung screaming offscreen and right out of the episode, as he's never seen or mentioned again.

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* UncertainDoom: A Many of the death scenes are of the character standing there going "Aahhhh!" while about to be attacked and eaten by a monster before it cuts away, but they're usually followed by some dialogue confirming the character's death (such as Dr. Viper saying "Now that you've had your dinner..." when his mushroom monster eats two guards in "Katastrophe"). But a few examples:
examples where a character's death is ''not'' confirmed in the show include:
** The museum guard in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice." Backing away from the sabertoothed tiger, he bumps into a dinosaur skeleton and brings the entire thing crashing down on top of him. He's never mentioned again.
again, even when Callie and Dr. Sinian examine the bone pile before being attacked by the sabertoothed tiger themselves.
** Dr. Zyme in "The Giant Bacteria." We see the bacteria monster's hand reach for him and begin to descend over him, but then it cuts away, and it even shows the monster seemingly being distracted from killing him by Feral's chopper.
chopper, implying he could've slipped away. His death is never confirmed in the episode.
** The homeless guy who encounters a tentacle monster in "Mutation City." Another death scene of the "stand there going 'Aahhhh!'" variety.
He screams and it cuts away.
** Conklin in "Caverns of Horror." The giant scorpion explodes through the ground underneath him and he's flung screaming offscreen into the air and right out of the episode, apparently, as he's never seen or mentioned again.again. This is strange considering that right before this occurs, he was about to be arrested for causing the whole thing, but the episode just forgets about him after he's sent flying offscreen.
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