History WesternAnimation / SWATKats

19th Apr '16 4:11:40 PM KimiFW
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* CatFolk: Quite nearly every single character is an anthropomorphic cat.
12th Apr '16 11:57:08 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* MadeOfIron: Usually, very, very averted, but it shows up from time to time, such as the petty gangster who survives being directly above a bomb in "The Metallikats" and seems only lightly injured for it.
9th Mar '16 9:46:36 AM themisterfree
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* TransformationSequence: From Chance and Jake to T-Bone and Razor.

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* TransformationSequence: From Chance and Jake to T-Bone and Razor. Uniquely, there isn't a TransformationTrinket needed; they just don flight suits, tactical webbing, bandanas and helmets, along with a Glovatrix.
9th Mar '16 9:33:58 AM themisterfree
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* WorldOfWeirdness: Megakat City is a hotbed of strangeness- a police force with access to fighter jets, tanks and a seemingly endless supply of helicopters, villains who try to blow up or remake the city every other week (the villains themselves range from a monstrous kat/snake hybrid to robotic mobsters), and a scrapyard populated with enough cast-off Enforcer tech to outfit a couple of mechanics as vigilantes with a boatload of vehicles, including a custom fighter jet.
5th Feb '16 7:56:29 AM Pilomotor
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** Well, in the writers' defense, it can be pointed out that their centrifuge device or whatever was going around in circles, which means they do have a definite turning angle set, which is their benchmark for testing g's.

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** Well, in the writers' defense, it can be pointed out that their centrifuge device or whatever was going around in circles, which means they do have a definite turning angle set, which is their benchmark for testing g's. Thus, although the statement of '10 seconds at mach 5' won't mean anything to the audience, it's reasonable to expect our two heroes who are familiar with the machine to understand precisely what it means relative to previous training efforts.
5th Feb '16 7:20:20 AM Pilomotor
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* BlankWhiteEyes: The SWAT Kats have them; so do many members of the RoguesGallery.

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* BlankWhiteEyes: The SWAT Kats have them; so do many Many members of the RoguesGallery.RoguesGallery have them. So do the SWAT Kats, but only when they're in uniform.
4th Feb '16 9:50:41 AM Homemaderat
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* AllThereInTheManual: Promotional material made it clear that Dark Kat was actually a judge in Megakat City, who used his position to help protect his criminal side job. This was never explored in the series. For that matter it was never even ''mentioned''. Very little was known about Dark Kat at all save for his status as a criminal mastermind, and his penchant for using odd, demonic looking hench-things he called Creeplings.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Promotional material made it clear that Dark Kat was actually a judge in Megakat City, who used his position to help protect his criminal side job. This was never explored in the series. For that matter it was never even ''mentioned''. The only real connection this has to be found is that his coat does look like a judge's robe. Very little was known about Dark Kat at all save for his status as a criminal mastermind, and his penchant for using odd, demonic looking hench-things he called Creeplings.
27th Jan '16 7:07:15 AM themisterfree
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* StockFootage: Pieces of animation regarding the SWAT Kats entering the [=TurboKat=] and exiting the hangar was frequently reused. And in reverse, about a decade later, various backgrounds, the Pastmaster's vortex and an Enforcer chopper (with the symbol on the front covered up) were all reused for ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''.
21st Jan '16 6:33:18 PM Homemaderat
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The series' attempts to break out of the AnimationAgeGhetto came too soon for many people, and the series took criticism for its violent content. Even before that, the show underwent extensive ExecutiveMeddling during its first season, forcing the creators to insert several inherently silly and "kid-ified" stuff aimed at younger audiences (which clashed horribly with the show's dark premise). This changed in the second season, since the first season's good ratings enabled the series to get an AnimationBump (and a slight makeover) that resulted in a DarkerAndEdgier style which proved to be a better fit for the show. The show was cancelled after its second season, when it was one of Hanna-Barbera's highest rated syndicated shows, and there were three unfinished episodes in production (as well as established outlines for up to seven more episodes), which all got left hanging. The show has a very strong cult following that continues to this day, and [=DVDs=] are available from the Warner Archive program.

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The series' attempts to break out of the AnimationAgeGhetto at bigger action came too soon for many people, and the series took criticism for its violent content. Even before that, the show underwent extensive ExecutiveMeddling during its first season, forcing the creators to insert several inherently silly and "kid-ified" stuff aimed at younger audiences (which clashed horribly additional bits that could sometimes clash with the show's dark premise).a current darker storyline. This changed in the second season, since the first season's good ratings enabled the series to get an AnimationBump (and a slight makeover) that resulted in a DarkerAndEdgier style which proved to be a better fit for the show. The show was cancelled after its second season, when it was one of Hanna-Barbera's highest rated syndicated shows, and there were three unfinished episodes in production (as well as established outlines for up to seven more episodes), which all got left hanging. The show has a very strong cult following that continues to this day, and [=DVDs=] are available from the Warner Archive program.



* Creator/HannaBarbera: Yep, despite at first glance this would be anything but an H-B series, this is one (hell, their "All-Stars" logo, with T-Bone, shows up in both season's intros); indeed, ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has recycled footage from SK, mainly backgrounds; the Pastmaster's time portal was used as Dr. Weird's black hole once, while an Enforcer chopper (with the nose symbol covered up) shredded the "Dumbassahedron".



* MythologyGag: The in-universe "Scaredy Kat" cartoon that Chance likes watching could easily be construed as a takeoff on your typical Hanna-Barbera cartoon.



* SelfDepreciation: The in-universe "Scaredy Kat" cartoon that Chance likes watching could easily be construed as a takeoff on your typical Hanna-Barbera cartoon.
19th Jan '16 10:42:24 AM Kooshmeister
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** ** In "Metal Urgency," Pumadyne designs an experimental tank for them called the Behemoth. It seems impressive, since it is protected by a force field and (for whatever reason) all of its armaments are said to be thought-controlled. But after being stolen by Hard Drive, it's taken on a rampage so brief it never even leaves the facility where it had just been built before the SWAT Kats manage to take it out by frying its electrical systems, which results in the thought controls becoming disabled. And apparently there is no backup conventional control for it because once Hard Drive loses the ability to operate it with his mind, the million dollar prototype promptly drives itself into a wall and crashes uselessly.

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** ** In "Metal Urgency," Pumadyne designs an experimental tank for them called the Behemoth. It seems impressive, since it is protected by a force field and (for whatever reason) all of its armaments are said to be thought-controlled. But after being stolen by Hard Drive, it's taken on a rampage so brief it never even leaves the facility where it had just been built before the SWAT Kats manage to take it out by frying its electrical systems, which results in the thought controls becoming disabled. And apparently there is no backup conventional control for it because once Hard Drive loses the ability to operate it with his mind, the million dollar prototype promptly drives itself into a wall and crashes uselessly.
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