History WesternAnimation / SwatKats

5th Jan '18 5:12:31 PM themisterfree
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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Par for the course in this type of show, at least with regular guns (Commander Feral quite clearly has a handgun, and despite ejecting casings when fired, it inexplicably makes laser noises; then again, it has an orange-colored portion (an emitter?) in place of the bullet ejection port); though Felina has a futuristic-looking laser pistol. Enforcer tanks and copters have missiles, and yet fire lasers instead of bullets or shells. However, occasionally Enforcer commandoes are seen firing bazookas of some sort, and the SWAT Kats' arsenal is clearly intended to be as non-lethal as possible (the cement rotary gun, for instance) or have alternate functions (like the Tarpedoes (used for blinding enemies), or the Scrambler missiles (used for electrical shocks, like to bring down forcefields)), and their Glovatrixes often have scaled down versions of these projectiles; they do fire a regular missile on one occasion (it was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when it was fired with a button marked ''Plain Old Missile'').

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Par for the course in this type of show, at least with regular guns (Commander Feral quite clearly has a handgun, and despite ejecting casings when fired, it inexplicably makes laser noises; then again, it has an orange-colored portion (an emitter?) in place of inside the bullet ejection port); muzzle); though Felina has and a few other Enforcers have a futuristic-looking laser pistol. Enforcer tanks and copters have missiles, and yet fire lasers instead of bullets or shells. However, occasionally Enforcer commandoes are seen firing bazookas of some sort, and the SWAT Kats' arsenal is clearly intended to be as non-lethal as possible (the cement rotary gun, for instance) or have alternate functions (like the Tarpedoes (used for blinding enemies), or the Scrambler missiles (used for electrical shocks, like to bring down forcefields)), and their Glovatrixes often have scaled down versions of these projectiles; they do fire a regular missile on one occasion (it was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when it was fired with a button marked ''Plain Old Missile'').Missile'').
** Also, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness throughout season 1]] the Enforcers' and criminals' weapons sometimes seemed to fire bullets, but with red streaks trailing the bullets as they were fired, and laser noises accompanied these; this tended to happen when the plot called for bullets in some fashion, so presumably this was some sort of compromise (though lasers won out by season 2).
1st Jan '18 7:11:43 PM starofjusticev21
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** In "Night of the Dark Kat," Hard Drive gets a weirdly orgasmic look on his face as he downloads the Enforcers's secret files into his surge suit.
15th Dec '17 10:18:20 AM Kooshmeister
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** In the unfinished episode "Turmoil 2: The Revenge," [[spoiler:Turmoil is swept off a cliff to her apparent DisneyVillain death by an avalanche. However there are many ways she could've survived including a jetpack or parachute hidden under her BadassCape, or she could've had her fall broken halfway down by a ledge (as Cybertron does when ''he'' falls off a cliff earlier in the script).]]

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** In the unfinished episode "Turmoil 2: The Revenge," [[spoiler:Turmoil is swept off a cliff to her apparent DisneyVillain death DisneyVillainDeath by an avalanche. However there are many ways she could've survived including a jetpack or parachute hidden under her BadassCape, or she could've had her fall broken halfway down by a ledge (as Cybertron does when ''he'' falls off a cliff earlier in the script).]]
15th Dec '17 10:16:57 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 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. [[spoiler:He unambiguously dies in that, though.]]



** Cybertron in "The Deadly Pyramid." The poor little guy takes a ''ton'' of punishment before finally being so badly damaged he can't even move. He's a robot, so he can potentially be rebuilt, but the episode ends with Professor Hackle acting like it'll be extremely difficult, and it never confirms whether he'll be okay or not.

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** Cybertron in "The Deadly Pyramid." The poor little guy takes a ''ton'' of punishment before finally being so badly damaged he can't even move. He's a robot, so he can potentially be rebuilt, but the episode ends with Professor Hackle acting like it'll be extremely difficult, and it never confirms whether he'll be okay or not. Like Street, however, he was slated to return. In "Turmoil 2: The Revenge," he's rebuilt and helps the SWAT Kats. [[spoiler:And even survives at the end!]]


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** In the unfinished episode "Turmoil 2: The Revenge," [[spoiler:Turmoil is swept off a cliff to her apparent DisneyVillain death by an avalanche. However there are many ways she could've survived including a jetpack or parachute hidden under her BadassCape, or she could've had her fall broken halfway down by a ledge (as Cybertron does when ''he'' falls off a cliff earlier in the script).]]
15th Dec '17 10:11:42 AM Kooshmeister
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** Confirmed to be S-T-E-E-L in the storyboards for "Enter the Madkat." Making the nameplate an error (the storyboards even spell his name "Steel" on the nameplate when he puts it on the desk).
15th Dec '17 10:05:10 AM Kooshmeister
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** In the unfinished episode "Succubus!", Katrina Moorkroft's creepy chauffeur Otto is described as resemble Creator/ErichVonStroheim.

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** In the unfinished episode "Succubus!", Katrina Moorkroft's creepy chauffeur Otto is described as resemble resembling Creator/ErichVonStroheim.
15th Dec '17 9:59:52 AM Kooshmeister
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** The storyboards also suggest there's a little bit of Garry Shandling in him as well.
15th Dec '17 9:54:11 AM Kooshmeister
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** In the unfinished episode "Succubus!", Katrina Moorkroft's creepy chauffeur Otto is described as resemble Creator/ErichVonStroheim.
13th Dec '17 5:46:09 PM Kooshmeister
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** And in "Bride of the Pastmaster", Queen Callista has a servant bring goblets of milk for her dinner with Razor.

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** And in "Bride of the Pastmaster", Queen Callista has a servant Tabor bring goblets of milk for her dinner with Razor.



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: A few examples, most notably in "The Origin of Dr. Viper." Elderly security guard Emil reads comics while on duty and sleeps at his station. His inattentive behavior allows Dr. Viper to basically walk right in under his nose without him realizing it. He hears a door slam, but, rather than go and investigate, he dismisses it as his imagination running away with him.
-->'''Emil:''' "These comics must be gettin' to me."
** Bizarrely, although one would think such an oblivious old coot working at Megakat Biochemical was meant to be a sign of the innocent, pre-Viper days (the omnipresent artillery cannons notwithstanding), the outline for the unfinished episode "The Doctors of Doom" reveals he ''still has his job'' and is ''still constantly reading comics on duty''.



* OneSteveLimit: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]]: Grave robber Jack in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" is named Mac in the final script. His name was changed to avoid confusion with Mac Mange. Also, the guard in "The Origin of Dr. Viper" was originally going to be named Smitty, until someone apparently remembered the Enforcer clerk named Smitty, and his name was changed to Emil. One exception is in the unfinished episode "The Doctors of Doom," where Felina's rookie partner is named Gray Taylor, when there'd already been a character named Taylor (the foreman in "Caverns of Horror"). Since "Doctors of Doom" was never finished, it's unknown if Taylor's last name would've been changed.

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* OneSteveLimit: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]]: Grave robber Jack in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" is named Mac in the final script. His name was probably changed to avoid confusion with Mac Mange. Also, the guard in "The Origin of Dr. Viper" was originally going to be named Smitty, until someone apparently remembered the Enforcer clerk named Smitty, and his name was changed to Emil. One exception is in the unfinished episode "The Doctors of Doom," where Felina's rookie partner is named Gray Taylor, when there'd already been a character named Taylor (the foreman in "Caverns of Horror"). Since "Doctors of Doom" was never finished, it's unknown if Taylor's last name would've been changed.
13th Dec '17 5:40:11 PM Kooshmeister
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* OneSteveLimit: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]]: Grave robber Jack in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" is named Mac in the final script. His name was changed to avoid confusion with Mac Mange. Also, the guard in "The Origin of Dr. Viper" was originally going to be named Smitty, until someone apparently remembered the Enforcer clerk named Smitty, and his name was changed to Emil. One exception is in the unfinished episode "The Doctors of Doom," where Felina's rookie partner is named Gray Taylor, when there'd already been a character named Taylor (the foreman in "Caverns of Horror"). Since "Doctors of Doom" was never finished, it's unknown if Taylor's last name would've been changed.
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