History WesternAnimation / SymBionicTitan

10th Jun '16 7:34:08 PM nombretomado
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* CutShort: And how. Given all the storylines which went unresolved (including a handful which came up in the finale alone) the series pretty much has an open ending with no closure short of [[SamuraiJack a feature film being created several years after the series ended]]. Fortunately, the recently revived Toonami segment of Adult Swim has picked the episodes back up, and a petition with a ''lot'' of supporters to begin making new episodes.

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* CutShort: And how. Given all the storylines which went unresolved (including a handful which came up in the finale alone) the series pretty much has an open ending with no closure short of [[SamuraiJack [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack a feature film being created several years after the series ended]]. Fortunately, the recently revived Toonami segment of Adult Swim has picked the episodes back up, and a petition with a ''lot'' of supporters to begin making new episodes.
9th May '16 10:11:45 PM erforce
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'''''Sym-Bionic Titan''''' was an animated series created by Creator/GenndyTartakovsky, Paul Rudish and Bryan Andrews for Creator/CartoonNetwork.

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'''''Sym-Bionic Titan''''' ''Sym-Bionic Titan'' was an animated series created by Creator/GenndyTartakovsky, Paul Rudish and Bryan Andrews for Creator/CartoonNetwork.



* BerserkButton: Don't try to hurt Lance or Ilana in front of Octus. In the episode "The Fortress of Deception", he reaches downright {{Terminator}} levels of single-mindedness when Lance and Ilana are kidnapped. Also, don't imply that he is JustAMachine.

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* BerserkButton: Don't try to hurt Lance or Ilana in front of Octus. In the episode "The Fortress of Deception", he reaches downright {{Terminator}} Franchise/{{Terminator}} levels of single-mindedness when Lance and Ilana are kidnapped. Also, don't imply that he is JustAMachine.
22nd Dec '15 9:41:23 PM Vootuu
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The show can currently be watched on [[http://video.adultswim.com/sym-bionic-titan Adult Swim's website]] although they rotate the episodes around. However, as of September 2014, Cartoon Network officially wrote off the show for tax purposes, and will no longer be able to air it online or on television in any form.

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The show can currently be watched on [[http://video.adultswim.com/sym-bionic-titan Adult Swim's website]] although they rotate the episodes around. However, as As of September 2014, Cartoon Network officially wrote off the show for tax purposes, and will no longer be able to air it online or on television in any form.
24th Oct '15 5:31:26 PM nombretomado
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* DarkerAndEdgier: This is one of several new Creator/CartoonNetwork shows that has no problem using the word "death". It's also this as a whole compared to Genndy Tartokovsky's previous works (except maybe ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', but those were MechaMooks). The fact that it airs in PrimeTime means that they can probably get away with a lot more since Cartoon Network is paying more attention to their PeripheryDemographic these days.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: This is one of several new Creator/CartoonNetwork shows that has no problem using the word "death". It's also this as a whole compared to Genndy Tartokovsky's previous works (except maybe ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', but those were MechaMooks). The fact that it airs in PrimeTime UsefulNotes/PrimeTime means that they can probably get away with a lot more since Cartoon Network is paying more attention to their PeripheryDemographic these days.
18th Oct '15 9:00:20 PM jormis29
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* DeadlyPrank: In "The Ballad of Scary Mary", Mary is never seen again after a group of classmates lure her into the woods to tar and feather her. [[spoiler:The trope is subverted at the end of the episode, when it's revealed that Mary wasn't killed, but instead hit it off with a cute biker boy she met in the woods and ran off with him.]]

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* DeadlyPrank: In "The Ballad of Scary Mary", Mary is never seen again after a group of classmates lure her into the woods to tar {{tar and feather feather|s}} her. [[spoiler:The trope is subverted at the end of the episode, when it's revealed that Mary wasn't killed, but instead hit it off with a cute biker boy she met in the woods and ran off with him.]]
15th Oct '15 11:28:16 AM HighCrate
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* MightyGlacier: Manus, Lance's mech.
* MindRape: Xeexi and The Shaman specialize in this.
* MiniMecha: Lance's mech.

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* %%* MightyGlacier: Manus, Lance's mech.
* %%* MindRape: Xeexi and The Shaman specialize in this.
* %%* MiniMecha: Lance's mech.
23rd Aug '15 10:09:22 AM nombretomado
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** Of the HumongousMecha genre after ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''GundamWing'' deconstructed it.

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** Of the HumongousMecha genre after ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''GundamWing'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' deconstructed it.
7th Jul '15 1:32:50 PM HighCrate
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[[caption-width-right:350:No, you can't have one.]]

'''''Sym-Bionic Titan''''' was an animated series created by Creator/GenndyTartakovsky, Paul Rudish and Bryan Andrews for Creator/CartoonNetwork.

A hybrid of [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld high school drama]] and giant robot battles, ''Sym-Bionic Titan'' follows the adventures of three beings from the planet Galaluna: Princess Ilana, her bodyguard Lance, and their RobotBuddy Octus. Escaping from their home from the advance of the powerful General Modula, they crash-land in Sherman, Illinois and pose as high school students. However, Modula's forces have followed in pursuit and now they must defend their new home from his many monsters with their mechs. The trio also must deal with the enigmatic Solomon, as well as the brash General Steel.


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[[caption-width-right:350:No, you can't can\'t have one.]]

'''''Sym-Bionic Titan''''' \'\'\'\'\'Sym-Bionic Titan\'\'\'\'\' was an animated series created by Creator/GenndyTartakovsky, Paul Rudish and Bryan Andrews for Creator/CartoonNetwork.

A hybrid of [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld high school drama]] and giant robot battles, ''Sym-Bionic Titan'' \'\'Sym-Bionic Titan\'\' follows the adventures of three beings from the planet Galaluna: Princess Ilana, her bodyguard Lance, and their RobotBuddy Octus. Escaping from their home from the advance of the powerful General Modula, they crash-land in Sherman, Illinois and pose as high school students. However, Modula's Modula\'s forces have followed in pursuit and now they must defend their new home from his many monsters with their mechs. The trio also must deal with the enigmatic Solomon, as well as the brash General Steel.




Not to be confused with that [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR other Cartoon Network show with giant robots.]] [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Or the other one.]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}} Or that other one.]] [[WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum Nor that similarly-named one on Adult Swim.]] [[Anime/TheBigO Or the other Adult Swim one.]] [[Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury Let's not forget the Anime franchise about giant robots that are semi-sentient that was on Toonami.]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Or that one that inspired most of the ones above.]] [[OverlyLongGag And any others we've missed.]]

The show can currently be watched on [[http://video.adultswim.com/sym-bionic-titan Adult Swim's website]] although they rotate the episodes around. However, as of September 2014, Cartoon Network officially wrote off the show for tax purposes, and will no longer be able to air it online or on television in any form.

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Not to be confused with that [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR other Cartoon Network show with giant robots.]] [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Or the other one.]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}} Or that other one.]] [[WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum Nor that similarly-named one on Adult Swim.]] [[Anime/TheBigO Or the other Adult Swim one.]] [[Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury Let's Let\'s not forget the Anime franchise about giant robots that are semi-sentient that was on Toonami.]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Or that one that inspired most of the ones above.]] [[OverlyLongGag And any others we've we\'ve missed.]]

The show can currently be watched on [[http://video.adultswim.com/sym-bionic-titan Adult Swim's Swim\'s website]] although they rotate the episodes around. However, as of September 2014, Cartoon Network officially wrote off the show for tax purposes, and will no longer be able to air it online or on television in any form.



!!''Sym-Bionic Titan'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!''Sym-Bionic Titan'' !!\'\'Sym-Bionic Titan\'\' provides examples of the following tropes:



* AceCustom: Ilana's mech, Corus, is implied to be this since no others like it were ever shown. Lance uses a standard issue Manus armor with a slightly different color scheme; the CombiningMecha aspect probably isn't standard, though, since the King passed him a new model (his old one had been confiscated) before sending him off.
* ActingUnnatural: In "Lessons in Love", Newton and Kimmy are about to kiss when Lance and Ilana burst in. Newton randomly shouts out the word "Parallelogram!" and extends his book pages forward towards Lance and Ilana, while Kimmy [[RushedInvertedReading opens her book upside down]].

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* AceCustom: Ilana's Ilana\'s mech, Corus, is implied to be this since no others like it were ever shown. Lance uses a standard issue Manus armor with a slightly different color scheme; the CombiningMecha aspect probably isn't isn\'t standard, though, since the King passed him a new model (his old one had been confiscated) before sending him off.
* ActingUnnatural: In "Lessons \"Lessons in Love", Love\", Newton and Kimmy are about to kiss when Lance and Ilana burst in. Newton randomly shouts out the word "Parallelogram!" \"Parallelogram!\" and extends his book pages forward towards Lance and Ilana, while Kimmy [[RushedInvertedReading opens her book upside down]].



** Kristin (the Goth girl) was also revealed to be one in "Under the Three Moons" when shown practicing martial arts.

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** Kristin (the Goth girl) was also revealed to be one in "Under \"Under the Three Moons" Moons\" when shown practicing martial arts.



** Lance and i''L''ana Lunis.
* AerithAndBob: Within Galaluna, Lance, Edward (Lance's father), and Arthur vs. Baron, Ilana, and Modula.

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** Lance and i''L''ana i\'\'L\'\'ana Lunis.
* AerithAndBob: Within Galaluna, Lance, Edward (Lance's (Lance\'s father), and Arthur vs. Baron, Ilana, and Modula.



** Rather subtle by WesternAnimation standards, yet rather blunt by this show's standards. Episode 4 had a healthy-eating {{Aesop}}, but it focused less on "eating healthy" and more on "eating things that are edible". It also had a good minute's worth of Lance with an armful of fruit eating a nutritious breakfast for no other reason than to... show him eating a nutritious breakfast. Actually, the healthy eating message was more of a metaphor for the actual plot of the episode involving Lance's boredom with Earth life. The blandness of the food is Lance's boredom with Earth, but he later realizes that even though it's bland at first, it has qualities that are good for him in the long run. Kids will understand the health message, but older audiences will see the subtext.
** Episode 10, which is most remembered for the "[[{{Fanservice}} Booty Quake]]" scene, actually did deliver a rather subtle aesop where Octus all but told Kimmy she didn't need to act like a ditzy airhead just because society expects her to act that role.
* AllThereInTheScript: Several characters that are not called by name in the show have their names listed in the credits. This applies to most of the human cast and even some of the aliens. For instance, the Goth girl who likes Lance in "The Ballad of Scary Mary" is named Kristin, and the Mutraddi frog creature in "The Demon Within" is named Muculox.
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: G3's headquarters.

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** Rather subtle by WesternAnimation standards, yet rather blunt by this show's show\'s standards. Episode 4 had a healthy-eating {{Aesop}}, but it focused less on "eating healthy" \"eating healthy\" and more on "eating \"eating things that are edible". edible\". It also had a good minute's minute\'s worth of Lance with an armful of fruit eating a nutritious breakfast for no other reason than to... show him eating a nutritious breakfast. Actually, the healthy eating message was more of a metaphor for the actual plot of the episode involving Lance's Lance\'s boredom with Earth life. The blandness of the food is Lance's Lance\'s boredom with Earth, but he later realizes that even though it's it\'s bland at first, it has qualities that are good for him in the long run. Kids will understand the health message, but older audiences will see the subtext.
** Episode 10, which is most remembered for the "[[{{Fanservice}} \"[[{{Fanservice}} Booty Quake]]" Quake]]\" scene, actually did deliver a rather subtle aesop where Octus all but told Kimmy she didn't didn\'t need to act like a ditzy airhead just because society expects her to act that role.
* AllThereInTheScript: Several characters that are not called by name in the show have their names listed in the credits. This applies to most of the human cast and even some of the aliens. For instance, the Goth girl who likes Lance in "The \"The Ballad of Scary Mary" Mary\" is named Kristin, and the Mutraddi frog creature in "The \"The Demon Within" Within\" is named Muculox.
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: G3's G3\'s headquarters.



** And if Octus' scans are right, they [[AllPlanetsAreEarthlike breathe similar gases, too]]. If we think that the king ''explicity'' sent his daughter to ''that'' particular planet, we can consider that just because our planet is like Galaluna, he sent her to Earth.

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** And if Octus' Octus\' scans are right, they [[AllPlanetsAreEarthlike breathe similar gases, too]]. If we think that the king ''explicity'' \'\'explicity\'\' sent his daughter to ''that'' \'\'that\'\' particular planet, we can consider that just because our planet is like Galaluna, he sent her to Earth.



-->'''Ilana:''' I don't get it.\\
'''Octus:''' Dark hair, bedroom eyes, moody demeanor. I totally get it.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fu-fu Fu-fu]] from "The Phantom Ninja" is real.
* AnimationBump: The show has always looked good, but some episodes are simply ''gorgeous'' with feature film-quality animation; a good example is "Escape From Galaluna." The entire episode is simply ''beautiful.''
* AppropriatedAppellation: The "Titan" part of the robot's name is added after it's referred to as one by the Earth media.

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-->'''Ilana:''' -->\'\'\'Ilana:\'\'\' I don't don\'t get it.\\
'''Octus:'''
\\\\
\'\'\'Octus:\'\'\'
Dark hair, bedroom eyes, moody demeanor. I totally get it.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fu-fu Fu-fu]] from "The \"The Phantom Ninja" Ninja\" is real.
* AnimationBump: The show has always looked good, but some episodes are simply ''gorgeous'' \'\'gorgeous\'\' with feature film-quality animation; a good example is "Escape \"Escape From Galaluna." \" The entire episode is simply ''beautiful.''
\'\'beautiful.\'\'
* AppropriatedAppellation: The "Titan" \"Titan\" part of the robot's robot\'s name is added after it's it\'s referred to as one by the Earth media.



* BackToBackBadasses: Lance and Solomon in Episode 11. Not only is it awesome, it's a plot point, since Solomon should not know the martial art Lance uses. Ilana and Lance do this later in the same episode just before they get their watches back.

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* BackToBackBadasses: Lance and Solomon in Episode 11. Not only is it awesome, it's it\'s a plot point, since Solomon should not know the martial art Lance uses. Ilana and Lance do this later in the same episode just before they get their watches back.



** The King of Galaluna. This is showcased in "Escape from Galaluna" when he's fighting the Mutraddi invaders alongside his soldiers. And when his gun breaks, he gets an even bigger one.
** Again, Modula, and his beard trumps the King's.

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** The King of Galaluna. This is showcased in "Escape \"Escape from Galaluna" Galaluna\" when he's he\'s fighting the Mutraddi invaders alongside his soldiers. And when his gun breaks, he gets an even bigger one.
** Again, Modula, and his beard trumps the King's.King\'s.



* BaddieFlattery: "...Good Foo-foo."

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* BaddieFlattery: "...\"...Good Foo-foo."\"



** Kimmy in the "Ballad of Scary Mary".
** Also Ilana's [=PJs=] in "Tashy 497".
* BarrierWarrior: Ilana's Corus armor allows her to create force fields and the theme is carried over to her controlling the Titan's shield arm.

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** Kimmy in the "Ballad \"Ballad of Scary Mary".
Mary\".
** Also Ilana's Ilana\'s [=PJs=] in "Tashy 497".
\"Tashy 497\".
* BarrierWarrior: Ilana's Ilana\'s Corus armor allows her to create force fields and the theme is carried over to her controlling the Titan's Titan\'s shield arm.



* BerserkButton: Don't try to hurt Lance or Ilana in front of Octus. In the episode "The Fortress of Deception", he reaches downright {{Terminator}} levels of single-mindedness when Lance and Ilana are kidnapped. Also, don't imply that he is JustAMachine.

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* BerserkButton: Don't Don\'t try to hurt Lance or Ilana in front of Octus. In the episode "The \"The Fortress of Deception", Deception\", he reaches downright {{Terminator}} levels of single-mindedness when Lance and Ilana are kidnapped. Also, don't don\'t imply that he is JustAMachine.



* {{BFS}}: Sym-Bionic Titan's sword, created out of the pilots' thoughts.

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* {{BFS}}: Sym-Bionic Titan's Titan\'s sword, created out of the pilots' pilots\' thoughts.



* BigBadEnsemble: General Modula, General Steel, and Solomon, though Modula is really the only true BigBad in the trio. The Galactic Guardians aren't actually villains, and Steel is a WellIntentionedExtremist. And Solomon eventually pulled a HeelFaceTurn and became a firm ally.

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* BigBadEnsemble: General Modula, General Steel, and Solomon, though Modula is really the only true BigBad in the trio. The Galactic Guardians aren't aren\'t actually villains, and Steel is a WellIntentionedExtremist. And Solomon eventually pulled a HeelFaceTurn and became a firm ally.



* BitingTheHandHumor: The first episode has a parody of the type of teen dramas usually found on half-sister network Creator/TheCW. "Tonight on the WC!"
* BlatantLies: Octus has to "go to the bathroom" a lot. With his brother and sister. Kimmy eventually gives up trying to get him to explain what he's really doing, but she's still not too happy about it.

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* BitingTheHandHumor: The first episode has a parody of the type of teen dramas usually found on half-sister network Creator/TheCW. "Tonight \"Tonight on the WC!"
WC!\"
* BlatantLies: Octus has to "go \"go to the bathroom" bathroom\" a lot. With his brother and sister. Kimmy eventually gives up trying to get him to explain what he's he\'s really doing, but she's she\'s still not too happy about it.



* BloodFromTheMouth: Lance has the minor injury version when being beaten by [=G3=]'s resident interrogator.

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* BloodFromTheMouth: Lance has the minor injury version when being beaten by [=G3=]'s [=G3=]\'s resident interrogator.



** Averted so far (probably due to their status as [[NotBloodSiblings "siblings"]]), but we do get occasional {{Ship Tease}}s and HeIsNotMyBoyfriend moments. Genndy has actually stated in [[http://www.awn.com/articles/article/genndy-tartakovsky-takes-giant-robots/page/1%2C1 an official interview]] that he intends to go for a non-romantic relationship with Lance and Ilana because he finds doing a friendship between male and female characters is more interesting and that having them fall in love would be too easy. As of "The Ballad of Scary Mary", alternate potential romantic interests have been introduced for Ilana and Lance. In said interview, Genndy stated that the relationship of Pazu and Sheeta of Hayao Miyazaki's ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' served as inspiration for that of Lance and Ilana. To him this was a bond of mutual friendship with no romantic attractions involved.
** Ilana's former bodyguard Hobbs in "Escape from Galaluna" might qualify, as they both showed a mutual affection for each other.

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** Averted so far (probably due to their status as [[NotBloodSiblings "siblings"]]), \"siblings\"]]), but we do get occasional {{Ship Tease}}s and HeIsNotMyBoyfriend moments. Genndy has actually stated in [[http://www.awn.com/articles/article/genndy-tartakovsky-takes-giant-robots/page/1%2C1 an official interview]] that he intends to go for a non-romantic relationship with Lance and Ilana because he finds doing a friendship between male and female characters is more interesting and that having them fall in love would be too easy. As of "The \"The Ballad of Scary Mary", Mary\", alternate potential romantic interests have been introduced for Ilana and Lance. In said interview, Genndy stated that the relationship of Pazu and Sheeta of Hayao Miyazaki's ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' Miyazaki\'s \'\'Anime/CastleInTheSky\'\' served as inspiration for that of Lance and Ilana. To him this was a bond of mutual friendship with no romantic attractions involved.
** Ilana's Ilana\'s former bodyguard Hobbs in "Escape \"Escape from Galaluna" Galaluna\" might qualify, as they both showed a mutual affection for each other.



** Xeexi forcing itself down people's throats.

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** Xeexi forcing itself down people's people\'s throats.



* BondOneLiner: Modula gets one in "Under the Three Moons" after a henchcreature bet his own life that a monster would succeed.
-->"You should have bet something else."

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* BondOneLiner: Modula gets one in "Under \"Under the Three Moons" Moons\" after a henchcreature bet his own life that a monster would succeed.
-->"You -->\"You should have bet something else."\"



** Considering the preview for the [[WhamEpisode sixth episode]], "Roar of the White Dragon" may have been this.

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** Considering the preview for the [[WhamEpisode sixth episode]], "Roar \"Roar of the White Dragon" Dragon\" may have been this.



** The above-mentioned Blob Monster is vulnerable to certain frequencies, though Octus doesn't figure out the lethal sound until later on.
** The MonsterOfTheWeek in "I Am Octus" uses an ultrasonic signal to freeze humans in place.
* BuffySpeak: During their first excursion to the mall, Ilana describes a particular couch as being "smooshy", with emphasis on the "oo".
* BurpingContest: Newton and Meat have one in "The Ballad of Scary Mary."
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: Octus sometimes announces "Initiate Sym-Bionic Titan" before the combination sequence.
* CallingYourAttacks: Though it's not necessary, Lance has on occasion called out a given weapon which the Titan created.
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:Octus ''and'' the Titan in episode 20. The new Titan is far more powerful and curbstomps three rather strong monsters that had G3 and General Steel completely outmatched. Lance even says Titan feels stronger than before.]]

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** The above-mentioned Blob Monster is vulnerable to certain frequencies, though Octus doesn't doesn\'t figure out the lethal sound until later on.
** The MonsterOfTheWeek in "I \"I Am Octus" Octus\" uses an ultrasonic signal to freeze humans in place.
* BuffySpeak: During their first excursion to the mall, Ilana describes a particular couch as being "smooshy", \"smooshy\", with emphasis on the "oo".
\"oo\".
* BurpingContest: Newton and Meat have one in "The \"The Ballad of Scary Mary."
\"
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: Octus sometimes announces "Initiate \"Initiate Sym-Bionic Titan" Titan\" before the combination sequence.
* CallingYourAttacks: Though it's it\'s not necessary, Lance has on occasion called out a given weapon which the Titan created.
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:Octus ''and'' \'\'and\'\' the Titan in episode 20. The new Titan is far more powerful and curbstomps three rather strong monsters that had G3 and General Steel completely outmatched. Lance even says Titan feels stronger than before.]]



* CarFu: The way Lance drives his car. On scaffoldings, and getting big air on broken pavement. It's almost LeParkour with a car.

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* CarFu: The way Lance drives his car. On scaffoldings, and getting big air on broken pavement. It's It\'s almost LeParkour with a car.



** In a flashback to his academy days, Lance was grabbed from bed and dumped in the hall in his underwear. The headmaster treats it as if Lance did this deliberately, despite the student body being well-aware of Baron's JerkAss behavior.
** Lance again in episode 16, when the king refuses to believe that there's an invasion on the way, and Lance is dismissed as a lunatic. Said invasion shows up not long after.

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** In a flashback to his academy days, Lance was grabbed from bed and dumped in the hall in his underwear. The headmaster treats it as if Lance did this deliberately, despite the student body being well-aware of Baron's Baron\'s JerkAss behavior.
** Lance again in episode 16, when the king refuses to believe that there's there\'s an invasion on the way, and Lance is dismissed as a lunatic. Said invasion shows up not long after.



* TheCheerleader: More mean than stupid, but they don't exactly scream honor-roll material.
* ChildSoldiers: The Academy is a military training facility which starts training future soldiers as children. To be fair, however, it is partially TruthInTelevision: most of them are teenagers, and military schools do exist for such ages. However, they also showed a row of children who looked even shorter, and, presumably, younger than Lance and Arthur -- who were already small and really young-looking to begin with. It's worth noting that the whole episode was a pretty big tribute to ''Ender's Game'', which is about a kid being trained to become a soldier.

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* TheCheerleader: More mean than stupid, but they don't don\'t exactly scream honor-roll material.
* ChildSoldiers: The Academy is a military training facility which starts training future soldiers as children. To be fair, however, it is partially TruthInTelevision: most of them are teenagers, and military schools do exist for such ages. However, they also showed a row of children who looked even shorter, and, presumably, younger than Lance and Arthur -- who were already small and really young-looking to begin with. It's It\'s worth noting that the whole episode was a pretty big tribute to ''Ender's Game'', \'\'Ender\'s Game\'\', which is about a kid being trained to become a soldier.



* CombiningMecha: Sym-Bionic Titan, formed when Corus, Manus, and Octus combine. Manus [[TelescopingRobot telescopes]] and forms the skeleton of the robot, Corus is situated at the literal heart of the robot, and Octus expands and then wraps tight around the frame defined by Manus, acting like the robot's "skin".

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* CombiningMecha: Sym-Bionic Titan, formed when Corus, Manus, and Octus combine. Manus [[TelescopingRobot telescopes]] and forms the skeleton of the robot, Corus is situated at the literal heart of the robot, and Octus expands and then wraps tight around the frame defined by Manus, acting like the robot's "skin".robot\'s \"skin\".



** G3 has a storeroom of alien objects, including the trio's spaceship and the remains of several monsters they killed in the previous episodes.
** In Episode 12, Kimmy is seen talking to her friend about the latest episode of ''Highschool Heights'', a ShowWithinAShow mentioned in the first episode. "He can't read?" The show is mentioned again in Episode 13, too. Apparently Ilana and Octus are both fans.
** In "Disenfranchised" we see that the legs of the giant Mecha-Hydra from way back in Episode 2 are in the exact same spot, and a park has even been built around them. The episode also has General Steel's spy questioning students about the events of "Showdown at Sherman High".
** In "Under the Three Moons," the mall is still being repaired from the destruction caused in Episode 2.
** In "The Steel Foe" Lance says that the H.M.E.R. is made of Mutraddi metal from the missile that was carrying Tashy.

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** G3 has a storeroom of alien objects, including the trio's trio\'s spaceship and the remains of several monsters they killed in the previous episodes.
** In Episode 12, Kimmy is seen talking to her friend about the latest episode of ''Highschool Heights'', \'\'Highschool Heights\'\', a ShowWithinAShow mentioned in the first episode. "He can't read?" \"He can\'t read?\" The show is mentioned again in Episode 13, too. Apparently Ilana and Octus are both fans.
** In "Disenfranchised" \"Disenfranchised\" we see that the legs of the giant Mecha-Hydra from way back in Episode 2 are in the exact same spot, and a park has even been built around them. The episode also has General Steel's Steel\'s spy questioning students about the events of "Showdown \"Showdown at Sherman High".
High\".
** In "Under \"Under the Three Moons," Moons,\" the mall is still being repaired from the destruction caused in Episode 2.
** In "The \"The Steel Foe" Foe\" Lance says that the H.M.E.R. is made of Mutraddi metal from the missile that was carrying Tashy.



* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: Subverted. The pilot episode has the Titan destroy an entire section of the city against the first MonsterOfTheWeek. The following episode strongly implies that the cost of the damage was [[InferredHolocaust more than just financial]]...[[note]]However, a huge death toll would probably scare people away from a city where alien giants keep showing up on a regular basis, instead of their going on with their lives as if nothing happened. Except, the populace is showing signs of apprehension and trauma, and the military is suddenly ''everywhere''...[[/note]]

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* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: Subverted. The pilot episode has the Titan destroy an entire section of the city against the first MonsterOfTheWeek. The following episode strongly implies that the cost of the damage was [[InferredHolocaust more than just financial]]...[[note]]However, a huge death toll would probably scare people away from a city where alien giants keep showing up on a regular basis, instead of their going on with their lives as if nothing happened. Except, the populace is showing signs of apprehension and trauma, and the military is suddenly ''everywhere''...\'\'everywhere\'\'...[[/note]]



* CoolCar: Lance's new hobby in "Roar of the White Dragon".

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* CoolCar: Lance's Lance\'s new hobby in "Roar \"Roar of the White Dragon".Dragon\".



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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Galaluna appears to be this initially, but as the series progresses and we get more flashbacks, it has more of a British Regency flavor -- in terms of dress, at least; the architecture ''is'' pretty lofty. And the military uniforms have Napoleonic sensibilities.

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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Galaluna appears to be this initially, but as the series progresses and we get more flashbacks, it has more of a British Regency flavor -- in terms of dress, at least; the architecture ''is'' \'\'is\'\' pretty lofty. And the military uniforms have Napoleonic sensibilities.



** And a literal example when it comes to the Titan's battle with Xeexi.
** The H.M.E.R's first fight. Given the Tokusatsu influences, this isn't a suprise.
** [[spoiler:H.M.E.R, G3, and Lance and Ilana all three suffer this at the hands of the three newested monsters Modula sent. H.M.E.R gets torn to pieces as well. The situation is completely reversed when the Titan CameBackStrong, making it strong enough to completely dominate all three monsters with no effort. In fact, it would appear they were ''playing'' with the first one to test out their new powers.]]

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** And a literal example when it comes to the Titan's Titan\'s battle with Xeexi.
** The H.M.E.R's R\'s first fight. Given the Tokusatsu influences, this isn't isn\'t a suprise.
** [[spoiler:H.M.E.R, G3, and Lance and Ilana all three suffer this at the hands of the three newested monsters Modula sent. H.M.E.R gets torn to pieces as well. The situation is completely reversed when the Titan CameBackStrong, making it strong enough to completely dominate all three monsters with no effort. In fact, it would appear they were ''playing'' \'\'playing\'\' with the first one to test out their new powers.]]



* CutShort: And how. Given all the storylines which went unresolved (including a handful which came up in the finale alone) the series pretty much has an open ending with no closure short of [[SamuraiJack a feature film being created several years after the series ended]]. Fortunately, the recently revived Toonami segment of Adult Swim has picked the episodes back up, and a petition with a ''lot'' of supporters to begin making new episodes.
* DanceOfRomance: [[spoiler:Between Kimmy and her ex-boyfriend, and Jason and Maribel, and Lance and Ilana (though it can be debatable that it was arguably more of a sibling/familial-like dance than a romantic one) in "Under the Three Moons."]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: This is one of several new Creator/CartoonNetwork shows that has no problem using the word "death". It's also this as a whole compared to Genndy Tartokovsky's previous works (except maybe ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', but those were MechaMooks). The fact that it airs in PrimeTime means that they can probably get away with a lot more since Cartoon Network is paying more attention to their PeripheryDemographic these days.
** The first episode starts with Lance slaughtering a few dozen infantrymen and a tank or two before Ilana informs him the FacelessMooks he's been killing are humanoid.

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* CutShort: And how. Given all the storylines which went unresolved (including a handful which came up in the finale alone) the series pretty much has an open ending with no closure short of [[SamuraiJack a feature film being created several years after the series ended]]. Fortunately, the recently revived Toonami segment of Adult Swim has picked the episodes back up, and a petition with a ''lot'' \'\'lot\'\' of supporters to begin making new episodes.
* DanceOfRomance: [[spoiler:Between Kimmy and her ex-boyfriend, and Jason and Maribel, and Lance and Ilana (though it can be debatable that it was arguably more of a sibling/familial-like dance than a romantic one) in "Under \"Under the Three Moons."]]
\"]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: This is one of several new Creator/CartoonNetwork shows that has no problem using the word "death". It's \"death\". It\'s also this as a whole compared to Genndy Tartokovsky's Tartokovsky\'s previous works (except maybe ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', \'\'WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack\'\', but those were MechaMooks). The fact that it airs in PrimeTime means that they can probably get away with a lot more since Cartoon Network is paying more attention to their PeripheryDemographic these days.
** The first episode starts with Lance slaughtering a few dozen infantrymen and a tank or two before Ilana informs him the FacelessMooks he's he\'s been killing are humanoid.



** [[spoiler:Episode 16 had Lance battling a traitor during the Invasion. At the final part of the battle he catches the traitor's sword with a ROCK then he [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice jams his own sword right into the traitor's gut]].]]

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** [[spoiler:Episode 16 had Lance battling a traitor during the Invasion. At the final part of the battle he catches the traitor's traitor\'s sword with a ROCK then he [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice jams his own sword right into the traitor's traitor\'s gut]].]]



* DeadlyPrank: In "The Ballad of Scary Mary", Mary is never seen again after a group of classmates lure her into the woods to tar and feather her. [[spoiler:The trope is subverted at the end of the episode, when it's revealed that Mary wasn't killed, but instead hit it off with a cute biker boy she met in the woods and ran off with him.]]

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* DeadlyPrank: In "The \"The Ballad of Scary Mary", Mary\", Mary is never seen again after a group of classmates lure her into the woods to tar and feather her. [[spoiler:The trope is subverted at the end of the episode, when it's it\'s revealed that Mary wasn't wasn\'t killed, but instead hit it off with a cute biker boy she met in the woods and ran off with him.]]



* {{Determinator}}: When the H.M.E.R. is [[spoiler: smashed by an alien,]] general Steel doesn't give up. He gets out of the top and [[spoiler: ''shoots'' the alien monster. With a regular handgun.]]
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:The mystery leader of G3 not only brought Octus back to life but made him stronger, just in time for the finale.]] At best, a type 2. More likely a type 3. This would have been explained in Season 2, had the show not been ScrewedByTheNetwork. It was originally intended as {{Foreshadowing}}, but since we'll likely not see to what it was foreshadowing, it comes off as a DeusExMachina.

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* {{Determinator}}: When the H.M.E.R. is [[spoiler: smashed by an alien,]] general Steel doesn't doesn\'t give up. He gets out of the top and [[spoiler: ''shoots'' \'\'shoots\'\' the alien monster. With a regular handgun.]]
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:The mystery leader of G3 not only brought Octus back to life but made him stronger, just in time for the finale.]] At best, a type 2. More likely a type 3. This would have been explained in Season 2, had the show not been ScrewedByTheNetwork. It was originally intended as {{Foreshadowing}}, but since we'll we\'ll likely not see to what it was foreshadowing, it comes off as a DeusExMachina.



* DidntThinkThisThrough: In order to contain a mutated and violent Ilana, Octus traps her inside his shapeshifting armor. However, he failed to consider that it would allow her to attack his "head", and pretty much names the trope.
* DisneyAcidSequence: When Lance begins studying for his driver's license, it devolves into one of these
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Ilana]] from "The Demon Within."
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: The traitor during the invasion of the group's homeworld is stabbed through the gut by Lance and topples over the edge of a bridge to his death.]]

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: In order to contain a mutated and violent Ilana, Octus traps her inside his shapeshifting armor. However, he failed to consider that it would allow her to attack his "head", \"head\", and pretty much names the trope.
* DisneyAcidSequence: When Lance begins studying for his driver's driver\'s license, it devolves into one of these
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Ilana]] from "The \"The Demon Within."
\"
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: The traitor during the invasion of the group's group\'s homeworld is stabbed through the gut by Lance and topples over the edge of a bridge to his death.]]



* TheDitz: Invoked by Kimmy, who believes that she's stupid ''because'' she's the AlphaBitch.
* DownerEnding: Episode 18. Though it's arguably just a Downer Episode altogether. Things certainly don't look too bright for [[spoiler: Lance and Ilana now that Octus is dead. Especially since they can't form Titan anymore.]]

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* TheDitz: Invoked by Kimmy, who believes that she's she\'s stupid ''because'' she's \'\'because\'\' she\'s the AlphaBitch.
* DownerEnding: Episode 18. Though it's it\'s arguably just a Downer Episode altogether. Things certainly don't don\'t look too bright for [[spoiler: Lance and Ilana now that Octus is dead. Especially since they can't can\'t form Titan anymore.]]



* DumbMuscle: The school jocks aren't too bright, with Meat being the prime example.

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* DumbMuscle: The school jocks aren't aren\'t too bright, with Meat being the prime example.



* EarlyBirdCameo: "Tashy 497" has Modula visiting his monster development facility. One of the monsters he sees ends up as the next episode's MonsterOfTheWeek.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: "Tashy 497" \"Tashy 497\" has Modula visiting his monster development facility. One of the monsters he sees ends up as the next episode's episode\'s MonsterOfTheWeek.



* ElegantGothicLolita: Ilana's fourth outfit (her second in the third episode). Oddly enough, her blonde hair really works well with it. She borders on it again for most of Episode 10.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Octus slips into this while watching ''[[ShowWithinAShow Animal Friends]]''.

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* ElegantGothicLolita: Ilana's Ilana\'s fourth outfit (her second in the third episode). Oddly enough, her blonde hair really works well with it. She borders on it again for most of Episode 10.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Octus slips into this while watching ''[[ShowWithinAShow \'\'[[ShowWithinAShow Animal Friends]]''.Friends]]\'\'.



** Baron bears a resemblance, in both personality and appearance, to Draco from the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' series.
** Ilana's bodyguard in "Escape from Galaluna" is basically [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Race Bannon]].
** And who could forget Jason, who looks exactly like Hiccup from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and Cody from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland.''
** Steve "Babyface" Stevens, the spy in "Disenfranchised," bears a remarkable resemblance to [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]].

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** Baron bears a resemblance, in both personality and appearance, to Draco from the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' \'\'Franchise/HarryPotter\'\' series.
** Ilana's Ilana\'s bodyguard in "Escape \"Escape from Galaluna" Galaluna\" is basically [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Race Bannon]].
** And who could forget Jason, who looks exactly like Hiccup from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' \'\'WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon\'\' and Cody from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland.''
\'\'WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland.\'\'
** Steve "Babyface" \"Babyface\" Stevens, the spy in "Disenfranchised," \"Disenfranchised,\" bears a remarkable resemblance to [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]].



* FailedASpotCheck: Scary Mary in the flashbacks in "The Ballad of Scary Mary" fails to notice the girls laughing at her as the popular guy asks her out, then fails to notice the guy doing the same moments later. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because unpopular Mary was clearly having the typical ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe reaction.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Subverted, the army is apparently using [[AKA47 what look like HK G36's]], though they don't help much against the mechs. Bank thieves likewise use machine guns.

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* FailedASpotCheck: Scary Mary in the flashbacks in "The \"The Ballad of Scary Mary" Mary\" fails to notice the girls laughing at her as the popular guy asks her out, then fails to notice the guy doing the same moments later. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because unpopular Mary was clearly having the typical ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe reaction.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Subverted, the army is apparently using [[AKA47 what look like HK G36's]], G36\'s]], though they don't don\'t help much against the mechs. Bank thieves likewise use machine guns.



** General Modula crushing a resistance fighter's neck with his fist. On Creator/CartoonNetwork, no less. They at least had a GoryDiscretionShot.
** They don't seem to have much of a problem with violently dispatching the monsters, either. In Episode 5 it shows Titan ripping off its limbs and punching a hole through it.

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** General Modula crushing a resistance fighter's fighter\'s neck with his fist. On Creator/CartoonNetwork, no less. They at least had a GoryDiscretionShot.
** They don't don\'t seem to have much of a problem with violently dispatching the monsters, either. In Episode 5 it shows Titan ripping off its limbs and punching a hole through it.



** Episode 16 has Lance [[spoiler: stabbing a traitor]] who we then see fall from an extremely tall bridge. Though it's partially cleaned up by the fact that the wound isn't shown and he falls in water, it's pretty clear what happened.

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** Episode 16 has Lance [[spoiler: stabbing a traitor]] who we then see fall from an extremely tall bridge. Though it's it\'s partially cleaned up by the fact that the wound isn't isn\'t shown and he falls in water, it's it\'s pretty clear what happened.



** [[spoiler: Octus' death]] in Episode 18 is pretty brutal, what with being [[spoiler: electrocuted and drained of all his energy all while writhing in agony.]]

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** [[spoiler: Octus' Octus\' death]] in Episode 18 is pretty brutal, what with being [[spoiler: electrocuted and drained of all his energy all while writhing in agony.]]



** Ilana's UnlimitedWardrobe.

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** Ilana's Ilana\'s UnlimitedWardrobe.



** Kimmy's "little dance" for Octus qualifies as this.
** They seem to have a penchant for exposing Ilana's legs as well. There's actually a scene in episode three featuring both shirtless Lance and Ilana in short shorts. And then there's the episode full of chearleaders crawling around an air duct.
** Speaking of Ilana, at the end of "I Am Octus" her overalls have less material than Lance's shirt.

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** Kimmy's "little dance" Kimmy\'s \"little dance\" for Octus qualifies as this.
** They seem to have a penchant for exposing Ilana's Ilana\'s legs as well. There's There\'s actually a scene in episode three featuring both shirtless Lance and Ilana in short shorts. And then there's there\'s the episode full of chearleaders crawling around an air duct.
** Speaking of Ilana, at the end of "I \"I Am Octus" Octus\" her overalls have less material than Lance's Lance\'s shirt.



** There's a lingering pan of Ilana when she shifts into her spacesuit in Episode 18.

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** There's There\'s a lingering pan of Ilana when she shifts into her spacesuit in Episode 18.



* FightingFingerprint: One of the team's acquaintances had a fighting style distinctive to the royal guard of Galaluna.

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* FightingFingerprint: One of the team's team\'s acquaintances had a fighting style distinctive to the royal guard of Galaluna.



* FootPopping: Episode 10. After a study date, Kimmy does this when giving Octus a [[BigDamnKiss 'real' kiss]] before leaving.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Episode 13, Octus says something to the effect of "Nothing stays dead today." At the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Ilana's heart stops. In an almost literal moment of HeartIsAnAwesomePower, it starts again.]]
* FragileSpeedster
** Corus, Ilana's mech.
** The monster of episode 17 also counts. Its fast as lightning but so fragile [[spoiler: the Titan doesn't even need a weapon to kill it, it just beats it to death once it finally catches it.]]

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* FootPopping: Episode 10. After a study date, Kimmy does this when giving Octus a [[BigDamnKiss 'real' \'real\' kiss]] before leaving.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Episode 13, Octus says something to the effect of "Nothing \"Nothing stays dead today." \" At the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Ilana's [[spoiler:Ilana\'s heart stops. In an almost literal moment of HeartIsAnAwesomePower, it starts again.]]
* FragileSpeedster
** Corus, Ilana's mech.
**
FragileSpeedster The monster of episode 17 also counts. Its 17. It\'s fast as lightning but so fragile [[spoiler: the Titan doesn't doesn\'t even need a weapon to kill it, it just beats it to death once it finally catches it.]]



* GeneralRipper: General Steel has a "shoot first, ask questions never" policy with aliens. That this might not be the best policy to deal with alien threats can be seen in Episode 3.
** This may not be the right trope to file this under, but the fact that Solomon was willing to sacrifice probably millions of dollars in damage to their Helicarrier, the lives of his men, and even beat the living piss out of them himself is pretty goddamn committed. This is probably one of the ''most'' unrealistic parts of the show.
** Even as GeneralRipper types go, Steel would've already been removed for being dangerously ''psychotic''.
* GeneralFailure: General Steel. He loses mostly every fight he's in, causes most of the property damage, and always goes "NeverMyFault" whenever things screw up.

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* GeneralRipper: General Steel has a "shoot \"shoot first, ask questions never" never\" policy with aliens. That this might not be the best policy to deal with alien threats can be seen in Episode 3.
** This may not be the right trope to file this under, but the fact that Solomon was willing to sacrifice probably millions of dollars in damage to their Helicarrier, the lives of his men, and even beat the living piss out of them himself is pretty goddamn committed. This is probably one of the ''most'' \'\'most\'\' unrealistic parts of the show.
** Even as GeneralRipper types go, Steel would've would\'ve already been removed for being dangerously ''psychotic''.
\'\'psychotic\'\'.
* GeneralFailure: General Steel. He loses mostly every fight he's he\'s in, causes most of the property damage, and always goes "NeverMyFault" \"NeverMyFault\" whenever things screw up.



* GeekyTurnOn: Octus's reaction to the White Dragon's car is to remark how it makes his "circuits tingle". Lance responds, "Mine, too."

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* GeekyTurnOn: Octus's Octus\'s reaction to the White Dragon's Dragon\'s car is to remark how it makes his "circuits tingle". \"circuits tingle\". Lance responds, "Mine, \"Mine, too."\"



-->'''Ilana:''' ''(hiding in a cave)'' If we're going to blend in with these Earthlings we'll need to know more about them. Perhaps we should go down there?\\
'''Octus:''' Agreed.\\
''(cut to the two aliens and one semi-transparent robot appearing before a lone woman in a darkened parking lot)''\\
'''Ilana:''' Salutations.\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Woman:''' ...AAAAAAAAAAAHH!\\
'''Lance:''' ''(back in the cave)'' Well... that didn't work out so well.

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-->'''Ilana:''' ''(hiding -->\'\'\'Ilana:\'\'\' \'\'(hiding in a cave)'' cave)\'\' If we're we\'re going to blend in with these Earthlings we'll we\'ll need to know more about them. Perhaps we should go down there?\\
'''Octus:'''
there?\\\\
\'\'\'Octus:\'\'\'
Agreed.\\
''(cut
\\\\
\'\'(cut
to the two aliens and one semi-transparent robot appearing before a lone woman in a darkened parking lot)''\\
'''Ilana:'''
lot)\'\'\\\\
\'\'\'Ilana:\'\'\'
Salutations.\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Woman:''' ...AAAAAAAAAAAHH!\\
'''Lance:''' ''(back
\\\\
\'\'({{beat}})\'\'\\\\
\'\'\'Woman:\'\'\' ...AAAAAAAAAAAHH!\\\\
\'\'\'Lance:\'\'\' \'\'(back
in the cave)'' cave)\'\' Well... that didn't didn\'t work out so well.



** Kimmy's attraction to Octus.
** Possibly Ilana with Jason as well, although she's not particularly popular herself.

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** Kimmy's Kimmy\'s attraction to Octus.
** Possibly Ilana with Jason as well, although she's she\'s not particularly popular herself.



** Special mention goes to Arthur, Lance's roommate at the boarding school.

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** Special mention goes to Arthur, Lance's Lance\'s roommate at the boarding school.



* GrandFinale: Though probably not grand enough to match the creators' intentions, [[spoiler:Octus is revived, the last monsters were killed, and "Newton" may resolve his relationship.]]

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* GrandFinale: Though probably not grand enough to match the creators' creators\' intentions, [[spoiler:Octus is revived, the last monsters were killed, and "Newton" \"Newton\" may resolve his relationship.]]



* {{Goth}}: Kristin, who hung out with Lance in "The Ballad of Scary Mary".

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* {{Goth}}: Kristin, who hung out with Lance in "The \"The Ballad of Scary Mary".Mary\".



* HartmanHips: Being a suburban middle-aged woman, Barb has these in spades. Is it really that much of a surprise? Genndy has clearly utilized this trope before on a [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory certain kid genius's mom]]. Ironic since Hartman worked on that show alongside Genndy.
* TheHeart: Ilana. She's even the Heart of the Titan.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: In Ilana's case, because without it the Titan won't work.
* HeelFaceTurn: While they're not outright evil, Ilana manages to get the cheerleaders to help fight back against a BlobMonster.

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* HartmanHips: Being a suburban middle-aged woman, Barb has these in spades. Is it really that much of a surprise? Genndy has clearly utilized this trope before on a [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory certain kid genius's genius\'s mom]]. Ironic since Hartman worked on that show alongside Genndy.
* TheHeart: Ilana. She's She\'s even the Heart of the Titan.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: In Ilana's Ilana\'s case, because without it the Titan won't won\'t work.
* HeelFaceTurn: While they're they\'re not outright evil, Ilana manages to get the cheerleaders to help fight back against a BlobMonster.



-->'''Ilana:''' This is Lance.\\
'''Barb:''' Boyfriend?\\
'''Ilana:''' Brother.\\
'''Barb:''' ''Boo!''

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-->'''Ilana:''' -->\'\'\'Ilana:\'\'\' This is Lance.\\
'''Barb:''' Boyfriend?\\
'''Ilana:'''
\\\\
\'\'\'Barb:\'\'\' Boyfriend?\\\\
\'\'\'Ilana:\'\'\'
Brother.\\
'''Barb:''' ''Boo!''
\\\\
\'\'\'Barb:\'\'\' \'\'Boo!\'\'



** Octus pulls a SheIsNotMyGirlfriend to Lance and Ilana when they start teasing him about Kimmy. In the same episode, Lance and Ilana are hanging out when a classmate of Lance's bumps into them and assumes Ilana is Lance's "lady." They both deny it, Lance saying Ilana is just a friend while Ilana simultaneously blurts out that Lance is her brother.
* HenshinHero: All three of Titan's pilots.
* HeroKiller: The Energy Cloud monster from episode 18. It's impervious to nearly everything they throw at it and is able to permently drain the energy out of electrical devices, meaning its dangerous to try and use their PoweredArmor or Octus against it for risk of losing them for good. [[spoiler:It becomes a ''literal'' HeroKiller by killing Octus at the end of the episode.]] It takes the G3's battleship firing everything its got at it and blowing up the space station it was in to kill the darn thing!
* HeroesWantRedheads: Octus and Kimmy, though it's [[InvertedTrope Kimmy]] who's attracted to Octus first.
* HeroInsurance: Specifically averted. The first use of the Titan is specifically mentioned as having caused ''$14 billion'' in damage, and the battle scars on the city are shown and played for drama. Also shown when in their second battle, they actively try to avoid causing damage to the area they're fighting in. Later episodes show them actively trying to move the fight away from inhabited areas before it starts.

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** Octus pulls a SheIsNotMyGirlfriend to Lance and Ilana when they start teasing him about Kimmy. In the same episode, Lance and Ilana are hanging out when a classmate of Lance's Lance\'s bumps into them and assumes Ilana is Lance's "lady." Lance\'s \"lady.\" They both deny it, Lance saying Ilana is just a friend while Ilana simultaneously blurts out that Lance is her brother.
* HenshinHero: All three of Titan's Titan\'s pilots.
* HeroKiller: The Energy Cloud monster from episode 18. It's It\'s impervious to nearly everything they throw at it and is able to permently drain the energy out of electrical devices, meaning its dangerous to try and use their PoweredArmor or Octus against it for risk of losing them for good. [[spoiler:It becomes a ''literal'' \'\'literal\'\' HeroKiller by killing Octus at the end of the episode.]] It takes the G3's G3\'s battleship firing everything its got at it and blowing up the space station it was in to kill the darn thing!
* HeroesWantRedheads: Octus and Kimmy, though it's it\'s [[InvertedTrope Kimmy]] who's who\'s attracted to Octus first.
* HeroInsurance: Specifically averted. The first use of the Titan is specifically mentioned as having caused ''$14 billion'' \'\'$14 billion\'\' in damage, and the battle scars on the city are shown and played for drama. Also shown when in their second battle, they actively try to avoid causing damage to the area they're they\'re fighting in. Later episodes show them actively trying to move the fight away from inhabited areas before it starts.



* HesJustHiding: Out of universe, many people believe this of Lance's father. In universe, Lance agreed... at first.

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* HesJustHiding: Out of universe, many people believe this of Lance's Lance\'s father. In universe, Lance agreed... at first.



-->'''Ilana:''' Why do you think my father chose somebody so...''strange?''\\
'''Octus:''' Maybe your father sees something in him that none of us do.

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-->'''Ilana:''' -->\'\'\'Ilana:\'\'\' Why do you think my father chose somebody so...''strange?''\\
'''Octus:'''
\'\'strange?\'\'\\\\
\'\'\'Octus:\'\'\'
Maybe your father sees something in him that none of us do.



** After her many attempts to get out of working on math problems, Kimmy admits that she is well-aware of her status as AlphaBitch and TheDitz and is convinced that's why she's "stupid," and even breaks down crying in front of Octus.

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** After her many attempts to get out of working on math problems, Kimmy admits that she is well-aware of her status as AlphaBitch and TheDitz and is convinced that's that\'s why she's "stupid," she\'s \"stupid,\" and even breaks down crying in front of Octus.



* HighSchoolDance: The plot of "Under the Three Moons" revolves around the Sherman High's Homecoming Dance.
* HippieChick: Ilana gives off this vibe, with all her talk of the heart, body, and mind as one. Partially subverted: She does have a problem with [[FutureFoodIsArtificial school lunches having only 1% meat content]], while the stereotypical hippie is, of course, a vegetarian. She ''is'' trying to provide healthier food for the school though, but anything would be healthier than what they had. She's also been seen to sport some pretty funky clothes, like the technicolor nightmare in Episode 5.
* {{Hipster}}: The band Lance joins, Disenfranchised, in the episode of the same name, comes off as this. They kick Lance out of the band at the end of the episode because he's attracting too many mainstream fans.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Lance and Ilana seem to have this concern for Octus's relationship with Kimmy.

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* HighSchoolDance: The plot of "Under \"Under the Three Moons" Moons\" revolves around the Sherman High's High\'s Homecoming Dance.
* HippieChick: Ilana gives off this vibe, with all her talk of the heart, body, and mind as one. Partially subverted: She does have a problem with [[FutureFoodIsArtificial school lunches having only 1% meat content]], while the stereotypical hippie is, of course, a vegetarian. She ''is'' \'\'is\'\' trying to provide healthier food for the school though, but anything would be healthier than what they had. She's She\'s also been seen to sport some pretty funky clothes, like the technicolor nightmare in Episode 5.
* {{Hipster}}: The band Lance joins, Disenfranchised, in the episode of the same name, comes off as this. They kick Lance out of the band at the end of the episode because he's he\'s attracting too many mainstream fans.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Lance and Ilana seem to have this concern for Octus's Octus\'s relationship with Kimmy.



** Shown in "Disenfranchised," Lance made a Kusarigama weapon construct for Titan, and when he did, Octus was shocked because he didn't know they could do so. It seems to imply that there is really no limit to the constructs Titan could create.

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** Shown in "Disenfranchised," \"Disenfranchised,\" Lance made a Kusarigama weapon construct for Titan, and when he did, Octus was shocked because he didn't didn\'t know they could do so. It seems to imply that there is really no limit to the constructs Titan could create.



** In their HumongousMecha, Lance and Ilana are this trope, though they're not officially an item.
** Kimmy and Octus are a better fit since they're a canon couple.

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** In their HumongousMecha, Lance and Ilana are this trope, though they're they\'re not officially an item.
** Kimmy and Octus are a better fit since they're they\'re a canon couple.



* IdiotBall: The King. Should've listened to Lance, huh? [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that Lance's sullen behaviour and tendency to get into trouble at the Academy meant he was a constant disappointment to the King. By the time of the invasion, Lance had very little credibility with the King.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Octus doesn't respond to Kimmy's attempts to seduce her way out of studying the way she'd hoped.

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* IdiotBall: The King. Should've Should\'ve listened to Lance, huh? [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that Lance's Lance\'s sullen behaviour and tendency to get into trouble at the Academy meant he was a constant disappointment to the King. By the time of the invasion, Lance had very little credibility with the King.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Octus doesn't doesn\'t respond to Kimmy's Kimmy\'s attempts to seduce her way out of studying the way she'd she\'d hoped.



** Subverted with the H.M.E.R. It's bulky, slow and needs a ridiculous amount of jets all over in to make simple maneuvers.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: By the time "Under the Three Moons", Kimmy is sick of Newton's constant "bathroom" excuses, which are especially unconvincing because Lance and Ilana always go with him, sometimes for hours.

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** Subverted with the H.M.E.R. It's It\'s bulky, slow and needs a ridiculous amount of jets all over in to make simple maneuvers.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: By the time "Under \"Under the Three Moons", Moons\", Kimmy is sick of Newton's Newton\'s constant "bathroom" \"bathroom\" excuses, which are especially unconvincing because Lance and Ilana always go with him, sometimes for hours.



* {{Irony}}: The final episode is called "A New Beginning"
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Happens to Lance in "The Fortress of Deception."

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* {{Irony}}: The final episode is called "A \"A New Beginning"
Beginning\"
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Happens to Lance in "The \"The Fortress of Deception."\"



** Baron, Lance's rival in the Academy, who was also bad enough to try and kill him. Lance must be a psycho magnet. Baron even "killed" his own team during the war games just for a better shot at the top spot.
* JerkJock: Ridiculously exaggerated versions appear in the first episode. Played straight with Baron, Lance's academy rival.

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** Baron, Lance's Lance\'s rival in the Academy, who was also bad enough to try and kill him. Lance must be a psycho magnet. Baron even "killed" \"killed\" his own team during the war games just for a better shot at the top spot.
* JerkJock: Ridiculously exaggerated versions appear in the first episode. Played straight with Baron, Lance's Lance\'s academy rival.



** They're so bad in Galaluna that they have no problem trying to murder their classmates with high-end weaponry.
** There's also the story of Scary Mary in "The Ballad of Scary Mary."

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** They're They\'re so bad in Galaluna that they have no problem trying to murder their classmates with high-end weaponry.
** There's There\'s also the story of Scary Mary in "The \"The Ballad of Scary Mary."\"



* LatexSpaceSuit: The Galalunian space suits in "A Family Crisis". G3's suits aren't quite as form fitting, but are still much slimmer than a normal suit.

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* LatexSpaceSuit: The Galalunian space suits in "A \"A Family Crisis". G3's Crisis\". G3\'s suits aren't aren\'t quite as form fitting, but are still much slimmer than a normal suit.



* LeftForDead: Modula's main issue with the king is this, which lead to his FaceHeelTurn. The king genuinely thought he was dead, not that Modula cares.
* LeftHanging: Due to the shows cancellation, we will never find out what G3's connections to Galaluna were, or who the mysterious figure was who [[spoiler:brought Octus back to life]] Not to mention Modula still ruling Galaluna and The King's unknown fate.

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* LeftForDead: Modula's Modula\'s main issue with the king is this, which lead to his FaceHeelTurn. The king genuinely thought he was dead, not that Modula cares.
* LeftHanging: Due to the shows cancellation, we will never find out what G3's G3\'s connections to Galaluna were, or who the mysterious figure was who [[spoiler:brought Octus back to life]] Not to mention Modula still ruling Galaluna and The King's King\'s unknown fate.



** Averted with Ilana, who can't seem to stay in one outfit over a single episode, [[UnlimitedWardrobe much less between them]].

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** Averted with Ilana, who can't can\'t seem to stay in one outfit over a single episode, [[UnlimitedWardrobe much less between them]].



** Kimmy and her cheerleader friends also seem to be averting this trope, when they're not wearing their uniforms, of course.
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: Ilana, Lance and Octus all go through this prior to the Homecoming Dance in "Under the Three Moons."

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** Kimmy and her cheerleader friends also seem to be averting this trope, when they're they\'re not wearing their uniforms, of course.
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: Ilana, Lance and Octus all go through this prior to the Homecoming Dance in "Under \"Under the Three Moons."\"



** Kimmy infamous "Shake It, Bake It, Booty Quake It" scene in episode 10. The scene shows as much ass shaking, pole dancing, and bouncing as though giving a crazy-ass lap dance as you possibly can without being burned at the stake by soccer moms.

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** Kimmy infamous "Shake \"Shake It, Bake It, Booty Quake It" It\" scene in episode 10. The scene shows as much ass shaking, pole dancing, and bouncing as though giving a crazy-ass lap dance as you possibly can without being burned at the stake by soccer moms.



** Octus, using a holographic system, though he always seems to retain his overall cylindrical shape and hasn't changed into anything other than his two basic forms. His size is especially strange since we've seen him visibly change his actual form (into a ball). Episode 11 shows he ''could'' put more effort into it if he wanted.

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** Octus, using a holographic system, though he always seems to retain his overall cylindrical shape and hasn't hasn\'t changed into anything other than his two basic forms. His size is especially strange since we've we\'ve seen him visibly change his actual form (into a ball). Episode 11 shows he ''could'' \'\'could\'\' put more effort into it if he wanted.



* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Happens with Newton and Kimmy in "Under the Three Moons." [[spoiler: She breaks up with him because he's keeping secrets from her. It didn't help that he ditched her to fight a monster on Homecoming night, which she had put a lot of effort into so everything would be perfect.]]

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* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Happens with Newton and Kimmy in "Under \"Under the Three Moons." \" [[spoiler: She breaks up with him because he's he\'s keeping secrets from her. It didn't didn\'t help that he ditched her to fight a monster on Homecoming night, which she had put a lot of effort into so everything would be perfect.]]



* MightyGlacier: Manus, Lance's mech.

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* MightyGlacier: Manus, Lance's Lance\'s mech.



* MiniMecha: Lance's mech.

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* MiniMecha: Lance's Lance\'s mech.



* MrsRobinson: Barb sort of let herself in when the trio moved into their new home. She immediately starts flirting with "Mr. Lunis".

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* MrsRobinson: Barb sort of let herself in when the trio moved into their new home. She immediately starts flirting with "Mr. Lunis".\"Mr. Lunis\".



* MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning: Before getting crushed by the Titan, Xeexi manages to record their battle [[spoiler: and send said recording to his master, making Modula aware of the Titan's existence.]]
* MysteriousPast: Ilana apparently knows little to nothing about Lance's past, which Lance isn't fond of bringing up. Though at this point his past is substantially less mysterious to we, the viewers. Although in the pilot she explicitly says to him, "I know about you AND your past", what Ilana thinks she knows is pretty much what her father knows -- a rather incomplete and slanted version of Lance's growing up years.
* NameOfCain: In a recent episode, Ilana's cellmate introduces himself as Cain. Guess what happens.

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* MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning: Before getting crushed by the Titan, Xeexi manages to record their battle [[spoiler: and send said recording to his master, making Modula aware of the Titan's Titan\'s existence.]]
* MysteriousPast: Ilana apparently knows little to nothing about Lance's Lance\'s past, which Lance isn't isn\'t fond of bringing up. Though at this point his past is substantially less mysterious to we, the viewers. Although in the pilot she explicitly says to him, "I \"I know about you AND your past", past\", what Ilana thinks she knows is pretty much what her father knows -- a rather incomplete and slanted version of Lance's Lance\'s growing up years.
* NameOfCain: In a recent episode, Ilana's Ilana\'s cellmate introduces himself as Cain. Guess what happens.



** [[spoiler:Lance's father]], though they still gave him a proper funeral.

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** [[spoiler:Lance's [[spoiler:Lance\'s father]], though they still gave him a proper funeral.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: When Octus and Ilana are feeling bad about missing the dance in "Uhder Three Moons", they end up beating the Monster Of The Week to death with Titan's bare fists.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: When Octus and Ilana are feeling bad about missing the dance in "Uhder \"Uhder Three Moons", Moons\", they end up beating the Monster Of The Week to death with Titan's Titan\'s bare fists.



** Though in fairness at the end of the episode Lance cautions Ilana to stay home from school the next day as she hasn't completely changed back to normal yet.

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** Though in fairness at the end of the episode Lance cautions Ilana to stay home from school the next day as she hasn't hasn\'t completely changed back to normal yet.



* NosyNeighbor: '''Barb.''' ''Dear Lord'', when she thinks the Lunis' have a new pet, she practically ''jumps'' on Mr. Lunis to find out what kind it is. Granted, this is ''Barb'' we're talking about. That was likely less her being nosy, and more like an excuse to practically jump on Mr. Lunis. And she has in every appearance so far walked straight into their house with no invitation.
* NotADate: Lance and Ilana's date-like hangout in episode 10. ''They'' don't think it's a date, but the person who invited Lance to the concert sure thought it was. To be fair, it wasn't played out like a date at all. There was no awkward sexual tension or anything between them, and it really just seemed more like they were casually hanging out.

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* NosyNeighbor: '''Barb.''' ''Dear Lord'', \'\'\'Barb.\'\'\' \'\'Dear Lord\'\', when she thinks the Lunis' Lunis\' have a new pet, she practically ''jumps'' \'\'jumps\'\' on Mr. Lunis to find out what kind it is. Granted, this is ''Barb'' we're \'\'Barb\'\' we\'re talking about. That was likely less her being nosy, and more like an excuse to practically jump on Mr. Lunis. And she has in every appearance so far walked straight into their house with no invitation.
* NotADate: Lance and Ilana's Ilana\'s date-like hangout in episode 10. ''They'' don't \'\'They\'\' don\'t think it's it\'s a date, but the person who invited Lance to the concert sure thought it was. To be fair, it wasn't wasn\'t played out like a date at all. There was no awkward sexual tension or anything between them, and it really just seemed more like they were casually hanging out.



** Ilana counts, too, since she's seen Lance shirtless several times and is apparently not impressed.
** Kimmy convinces Octus to tutor her in math, then she tries (sexily) persuading him to do her homework for her. He's quite adamant that she learn the subject matter herself. This could be chalked up to Octus being a robot, except by the end of the tutoring session, they've both developed feelings for one another based on emotional rather than physical attraction.
* NotWearingTights: Ilana, Lance and Octus are essentially superheroes on Earth. They've got secret identities and special powers, and they fight monsters and save lives on a regular basis. The Titan robot itself seems to be considered a superhero by the general public, and Lance becomes the mysterious crime-fighting type as the Phantom Ninja. If they weren't wearing armor, they'd be wearing capes and masks for sure.

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** Ilana counts, too, since she's she\'s seen Lance shirtless several times and is apparently not impressed.
** Kimmy convinces Octus to tutor her in math, then she tries (sexily) persuading him to do her homework for her. He's He\'s quite adamant that she learn the subject matter herself. This could be chalked up to Octus being a robot, except by the end of the tutoring session, they've they\'ve both developed feelings for one another based on emotional rather than physical attraction.
* NotWearingTights: Ilana, Lance and Octus are essentially superheroes on Earth. They've They\'ve got secret identities and special powers, and they fight monsters and save lives on a regular basis. The Titan robot itself seems to be considered a superhero by the general public, and Lance becomes the mysterious crime-fighting type as the Phantom Ninja. If they weren't weren\'t wearing armor, they'd they\'d be wearing capes and masks for sure.



** Mike Chan's reaction to the giant wave that nearly washes him off the road in "The White Dragon".
** The audience's reaction to the entirety of episode 6, particularly when the totem begins to glow [[spoiler: and reform itself]].

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** Mike Chan's Chan\'s reaction to the giant wave that nearly washes him off the road in "The \"The White Dragon".
Dragon\".
** The audience's audience\'s reaction to the entirety of episode 6, particularly when the totem begins to glow [[spoiler: and reform itself]].



* OrificeInvasion: Xeexi's method of mind control, which entails forcing itself down its terrified victim's throat.

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* OrificeInvasion: Xeexi's Xeexi\'s method of mind control, which entails forcing itself down its terrified victim's victim\'s throat.



* OutOfFocus: Despite her importance to the plot and all, Ilana's backstory and character development don't get as much attention as her male team mates, and we have yet to see her [[FauxActionGirl win a fight without their help]]. The first half of the season tended to focus more on Lance while the second favored Octus. Perhaps if a second season had happened, Ilana would have gotten more time to shine?
* ParentalAbandonment: Lance's father is supposedly dead and we never hear anything about his mother. Ilana's father is being held by Modula and we haven't heard about her mother, either, though she may have been at Lance's father's funeral.

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* OutOfFocus: Despite her importance to the plot and all, Ilana's Ilana\'s backstory and character development don't don\'t get as much attention as her male team mates, and we have yet to see her [[FauxActionGirl win a fight without their help]]. The first half of the season tended to focus more on Lance while the second favored Octus. Perhaps if a second season had happened, Ilana would have gotten more time to shine?
* ParentalAbandonment: Lance's Lance\'s father is supposedly dead and we never hear anything about his mother. Ilana's Ilana\'s father is being held by Modula and we haven't haven\'t heard about her mother, either, though she may have been at Lance's father's Lance\'s father\'s funeral.



* ParrotExposition: Modula doesn't appreciate a Mutradi scientist repeating all of his questions back to him.

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* ParrotExposition: Modula doesn't doesn\'t appreciate a Mutradi scientist repeating all of his questions back to him.



** The reason for Lance's and Ilana's "sibling" spat in episode 3.
** Episode 11 might have gone a lot better if a) G3 hadn't been so aggressive towards the team and b) if the team had answered their questions.
** [[spoiler:In the whole episode flashback to when Lance is at the Academy, he's bullied by [[{{Jerkass}} Baron]] relentlessly until he shows his skills off in a suicide scenario. Baron decides to [[MoralEventHorizon murder him]] with his two cronies following, and Lance is forced to get into a mech just to defend himself. Yet... he gets all the blame in the end since he didn't just ''speak out'', try to get out stealthfully, and when the King confronts him... he didn't even inform him of what happened.]]
* {{Portmanteau}}: Symbiotic (two organisms living closely together) + Bionic (cyborgs) = "Sym-Bionic".
* PoweredArmor: Ilana's Corus unit is closer to this than a mecha.

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** The reason for Lance's Lance\'s and Ilana's "sibling" Ilana\'s \"sibling\" spat in episode 3.
** Episode 11 might have gone a lot better if a) G3 hadn't hadn\'t been so aggressive towards the team and b) if the team had answered their questions.
** [[spoiler:In the whole episode flashback to when Lance is at the Academy, he's he\'s bullied by [[{{Jerkass}} Baron]] relentlessly until he shows his skills off in a suicide scenario. Baron decides to [[MoralEventHorizon murder him]] with his two cronies following, and Lance is forced to get into a mech just to defend himself. Yet... he gets all the blame in the end since he didn't didn\'t just ''speak out'', \'\'speak out\'\', try to get out stealthfully, and when the King confronts him... he didn't didn\'t even inform him of what happened.]]
* {{Portmanteau}}: Symbiotic (two organisms living closely together) + Bionic (cyborgs) = "Sym-Bionic".
\"Sym-Bionic\".
* PoweredArmor: Ilana's Ilana\'s Corus unit is closer to this than a mecha.



* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Because they're hiding out on Earth, the town they live in gets regularly attacked by giant monsters who destroy portions of the city (possibly killing hundreds if not thousands in the crossfire), but when Lance takes up vigilantism (which might make their visit a net positive for the city), he gets told to stop. Of course, Lance's actions resulted in a huge NiceJobBreakingItHero because he bit off more than he could chew, so Octus was arguably in the right to dissuade him.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Solomon unleashes a flurry of punches on Octus, both head and body blows. Naturally, Octus doesn't even flinch.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Drive Pink Cars]]: Chan from "Roar of the White Dragon."

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Because they're they\'re hiding out on Earth, the town they live in gets regularly attacked by giant monsters who destroy portions of the city (possibly killing hundreds if not thousands in the crossfire), but when Lance takes up vigilantism (which might make their visit a net positive for the city), he gets told to stop. Of course, Lance's Lance\'s actions resulted in a huge NiceJobBreakingItHero because he bit off more than he could chew, so Octus was arguably in the right to dissuade him.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Solomon unleashes a flurry of punches on Octus, both head and body blows. Naturally, Octus doesn't doesn\'t even flinch.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Drive Pink Cars]]: Chan from "Roar \"Roar of the White Dragon."\"



** Of the HumongousMecha genre after ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''GundamWing'' deconstructed it.

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** Of the HumongousMecha genre after ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' \'\'Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion\'\' and ''GundamWing'' \'\'GundamWing\'\' deconstructed it.



* RiddleForTheAges: Why did Lance's father enter the Rift Gate?

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* RiddleForTheAges: Why did Lance's Lance\'s father enter the Rift Gate?



* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: The main theme of "I Am Octus". Throughout the episode we see Octus wondering how much is he a machine and how much humanity does he have, if the emotions he has are real or are they just some sort of automatized response.
* TheRival: Baron didn't like Lance from the first moment he came to the academy. In his introductory episode alone, he tried to kill Lance after being bested only once. It remains to be seen if Baron will return later on in the series, but the odds are high in favor of it.
* RoadsideWave: Happens to Lance and Ilana when they are hitchhiking in the rain in "The Steel Foe".

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: The main theme of "I \"I Am Octus".Octus\". Throughout the episode we see Octus wondering how much is he a machine and how much humanity does he have, if the emotions he has are real or are they just some sort of automatized response.
* TheRival: Baron didn't didn\'t like Lance from the first moment he came to the academy. In his introductory episode alone, he tried to kill Lance after being bested only once. It remains to be seen if Baron will return later on in the series, but the odds are high in favor of it.
* RoadsideWave: Happens to Lance and Ilana when they are hitchhiking in the rain in "The \"The Steel Foe".Foe\".



** Ilana is willing to fight to protect humanity from the monsters out to get her, despite her bodyguards' advice to do otherwise.
** It apparently runs in the family. During "Escape from Galaluna", her father, ''the king'' picks up a {{BFG}} and fights on the front lines with regular soldiers. It's implied he's an even bigger {{Badass}} than Lance. When Lance defeats the fake king in Ilana's nightmare, he convinces Ilana it's a fake by saying there's no way he could have defeated him so easily in real life.
* RushedInvertedReading: Kimmy does it in "Lessons in Love" when Lance and Ilanca interupt her and Newton when they were about to kiss.

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** Ilana is willing to fight to protect humanity from the monsters out to get her, despite her bodyguards' bodyguards\' advice to do otherwise.
** It apparently runs in the family. During "Escape \"Escape from Galaluna", Galaluna\", her father, ''the king'' \'\'the king\'\' picks up a {{BFG}} and fights on the front lines with regular soldiers. It's It\'s implied he's he\'s an even bigger {{Badass}} than Lance. When Lance defeats the fake king in Ilana's Ilana\'s nightmare, he convinces Ilana it's it\'s a fake by saying there's there\'s no way he could have defeated him so easily in real life.
* RushedInvertedReading: Kimmy does it in "Lessons \"Lessons in Love" Love\" when Lance and Ilanca interupt her and Newton when they were about to kiss.



* SassyBlackWoman: Lance's driving instructor, who turns out to be [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold pretty nice]].

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* SassyBlackWoman: Lance's Lance\'s driving instructor, who turns out to be [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold pretty nice]].



** [[spoiler: Tashy 497's explosion leaves]] a beautiful new solar body; SceneryPorn that doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]]!
* SecretIdentity: Part of the heroes' mission is to blend in with human society, after all. And then there's the HumongousMecha they're all piloting.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: In "Under Three Moons", Ilana is seen briefly sporting a backless dress, much to her apparent discomfort. It's worth noting that Kimmy was the one who picked it out for her.
* ShakingTheRump: The infamous "Booty Quake" scene has Kimmy does this in front of Octus as a way to convince him to help her for the test in "Lessons In Love".
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: The Chameleon pulls this in episode 12 to get the edge on Titan, exploiting Octus' relationship with Kimmy. Lance and Ilana talk him out of it.

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** [[spoiler: Tashy 497's 497\'s explosion leaves]] a beautiful new solar body; SceneryPorn that doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]]!
* SecretIdentity: Part of the heroes' heroes\' mission is to blend in with human society, after all. And then there's there\'s the HumongousMecha they're they\'re all piloting.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: In "Under \"Under Three Moons", Moons\", Ilana is seen briefly sporting a backless dress, much to her apparent discomfort. It's It\'s worth noting that Kimmy was the one who picked it out for her.
* ShakingTheRump: The infamous "Booty Quake" \"Booty Quake\" scene has Kimmy does this in front of Octus as a way to convince him to help her for the test in "Lessons \"Lessons In Love".
Love\".
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: The Chameleon pulls this in episode 12 to get the edge on Titan, exploiting Octus' Octus\' relationship with Kimmy. Lance and Ilana talk him out of it.



** The goth girl [[AllThereInTheScript Kristin]] and Jason were Ship Sinkers for the pairing of Ilana and Lance in "The Ballad of Scary Mary". Although we may be mistaken given "Under the Three Moons", though the dance they shared seemed to have platonic connotations. Seems a bit odd to think that just because Lance and Ilana met two others they clicked with, doesn't exactly mean anything unless they both become regulars like Kimmy.
** [[spoiler:Octus and Kimmy in "Under the Three Moons." Maybe.]]
* ShipTease: Despite Genndy intending for Lance and Ilana's relationship to be platonic, there's still a lot of this between the two of them.

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** The goth girl [[AllThereInTheScript Kristin]] and Jason were Ship Sinkers for the pairing of Ilana and Lance in "The \"The Ballad of Scary Mary". Mary\". Although we may be mistaken given "Under \"Under the Three Moons", Moons\", though the dance they shared seemed to have platonic connotations. Seems a bit odd to think that just because Lance and Ilana met two others they clicked with, doesn't doesn\'t exactly mean anything unless they both become regulars like Kimmy.
** [[spoiler:Octus and Kimmy in "Under \"Under the Three Moons." \" Maybe.]]
* ShipTease: Despite Genndy intending for Lance and Ilana's Ilana\'s relationship to be platonic, there's there\'s still a lot of this between the two of them.



* ShootingSuperman: General Steel's solution to everything is MoreDakka. It hasn't occurred to him yet that blowing stuff up doesn't work most of the time and/or makes things worse.

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* ShootingSuperman: General Steel's Steel\'s solution to everything is MoreDakka. It hasn't hasn\'t occurred to him yet that blowing stuff up doesn't doesn\'t work most of the time and/or makes things worse.



* SickeninglySweethearts: Judging from "Under the Three Moons", Newton and Kimmy seemed to be turning into this, with him calling her cheesy nicknames such as 'muffin cup' and 'honey bear'.
* SignificantDoubleCasting: ''Very'' likely with the gauntlet man behind G3. In addition to a bunch of evidence already pointing towards this, [[spoiler:both he and Lance's dad are voiced by Richard [=McGonagle=].]]

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* SickeninglySweethearts: Judging from "Under \"Under the Three Moons", Moons\", Newton and Kimmy seemed to be turning into this, with him calling her cheesy nicknames such as 'muffin cup' \'muffin cup\' and 'honey bear'.
\'honey bear\'.
* SignificantDoubleCasting: ''Very'' \'\'Very\'\' likely with the gauntlet man behind G3. In addition to a bunch of evidence already pointing towards this, [[spoiler:both he and Lance's Lance\'s dad are voiced by Richard [=McGonagle=].]]



** Also Lance's [[spoiler:former superior officer]] who betrayed Galaluna to aid Modula's coup. He got his though.

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** Also Lance's Lance\'s [[spoiler:former superior officer]] who betrayed Galaluna to aid Modula's Modula\'s coup. He got his though.



** Or "The Fast and the Furious". Lance getting his license, and a monster battle thrown in the last two minutes. More specifically, ''Tokyo Drift''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4-7qqi1WIs This has not gone unnoticed]].
* SoundtrackDissonance: The Titan's fight with the EMP Monster is to the tune of "Space Age Love Song" by A Flock of Seagulls.
* SpaceCadetAcademy: A flashback episode featured one, as a seeming homage to ''Literature/EndersGame''.

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** Or "The \"The Fast and the Furious".Furious\". Lance getting his license, and a monster battle thrown in the last two minutes. More specifically, ''Tokyo Drift''.\'\'Tokyo Drift\'\'. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4-7qqi1WIs This has not gone unnoticed]].
* SoundtrackDissonance: The Titan's Titan\'s fight with the EMP Monster is to the tune of "Space \"Space Age Love Song" Song\" by A Flock of Seagulls.
* SpaceCadetAcademy: A flashback episode featured one, as a seeming homage to ''Literature/EndersGame''.\'\'Literature/EndersGame\'\'.



* SpaceWhaleAesop: Ilana's lectures about following the rules would make a good Aesop if she chose rational examples. Instead she references her string of bad luck (which was not her fault), goes nuts about following the rules, then has to break them to save the day. Then again, that could be the entire point.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The credits of "Phantom Ninja" reveal that the alien enemy's odd name is actually spelled "Xeexi", but the TV captions spell it as "Xishi", which has become the accepted spelling among fans.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Ilana's Ilana\'s lectures about following the rules would make a good Aesop if she chose rational examples. Instead she references her string of bad luck (which was not her fault), goes nuts about following the rules, then has to break them to save the day. Then again, that could be the entire point.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The credits of "Phantom Ninja" \"Phantom Ninja\" reveal that the alien enemy's enemy\'s odd name is actually spelled "Xeexi", \"Xeexi\", but the TV captions spell it as "Xishi", \"Xishi\", which has become the accepted spelling among fans.



** To ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. Particularly the episode "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess" with very familiar themes and character archetypes.
** And could also be said to be one of ''Clone Wars''. Hell, it's almost like their badass love child.
* SpoilerTitle: "Tashy 497". [[spoiler:It's the name of the nebula created after Mushy/Terax/497 exploded, being a combined name from the first three.]]

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** To ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. \'\'WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack\'\'. Particularly the episode "Jack \"Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess" Princess\" with very familiar themes and character archetypes.
** And could also be said to be one of ''Clone Wars''. \'\'Clone Wars\'\'. Hell, it's it\'s almost like their badass love child.
* SpoilerTitle: "Tashy 497". [[spoiler:It's \"Tashy 497\". [[spoiler:It\'s the name of the nebula created after Mushy/Terax/497 exploded, being a combined name from the first three.]]



* StaringKid: Octus gets one when he changes his holographic face to avoid recognition by the police. He tries to get his mom's attention, who tells him [[NotNowKid "not to stare."]]

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* StaringKid: Octus gets one when he changes his holographic face to avoid recognition by the police. He tries to get his mom's mom\'s attention, who tells him [[NotNowKid "not \"not to stare."]]\"]]



** Lance manages this ''[[UpToEleven while driving a car]]'' in episode 5.
** It's done again in episode 16, when the bridge he and his opponent are on is blown up.
* StoodUp: Octus starts every date with Kimmy, but the Rift Gate always causes him to have to bail or no-show on her. The last straw is when Octus promises --and fails to show-- the night of the Homecoming Dance, in "Under The Three Moons".
* StupidSexyFlanders: Octus has one of these moments regarding Lance in "Phantom Ninja". When Ilana remarks that she doesn't get what the girls at school see in Lance, Octus replies:
-->'''Octus:''' Dark hair. Bedroom eyes. Moody demeanor. I totally get it.
* StylisticSuck: ''[[ShowWithinAShow Animal Friends]]'', as well as the aforementioned parody of high school dramas.

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** Lance manages this ''[[UpToEleven \'\'[[UpToEleven while driving a car]]'' car]]\'\' in episode 5.
** It's It\'s done again in episode 16, when the bridge he and his opponent are on is blown up.
* StoodUp: Octus starts every date with Kimmy, but the Rift Gate always causes him to have to bail or no-show on her. The last straw is when Octus promises --and fails to show-- the night of the Homecoming Dance, in "Under \"Under The Three Moons".
Moons\".
* StupidSexyFlanders: Octus has one of these moments regarding Lance in "Phantom Ninja". \"Phantom Ninja\". When Ilana remarks that she doesn't doesn\'t get what the girls at school see in Lance, Octus replies:
-->'''Octus:''' -->\'\'\'Octus:\'\'\' Dark hair. Bedroom eyes. Moody demeanor. I totally get it.
* StylisticSuck: ''[[ShowWithinAShow \'\'[[ShowWithinAShow Animal Friends]]'', Friends]]\'\', as well as the aforementioned parody of high school dramas.



* SurvivorGuilt: Lance in episode 18 [[spoiler: immediately after Octus' death -- because he fell behind and Octus only died because he returned to save Lance]].
* SwissArmyHero: Titan uses [[DoAnythingRobot Octus']] energy conversion with Lance's imagination to [[ShapeshifterWeapon make any melee weapon]] they need at the moment. To a lesser extent, the same is true of Ilana's imagination and defensive items.

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* SurvivorGuilt: Lance in episode 18 [[spoiler: immediately after Octus' Octus\' death -- because he fell behind and Octus only died because he returned to save Lance]].
* SwissArmyHero: Titan uses [[DoAnythingRobot Octus']] Octus\']] energy conversion with Lance's Lance\'s imagination to [[ShapeshifterWeapon make any melee weapon]] they need at the moment. To a lesser extent, the same is true of Ilana's Ilana\'s imagination and defensive items.



* TanksForNothing: General Steel's default response to a threat is to throw tanks at it. This never works, of course.
* TarAndFeathers: "The Ballad of Scary Mary", although it was probably a substance like molasses rather than tar.

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* TanksForNothing: General Steel's Steel\'s default response to a threat is to throw tanks at it. This never works, of course.
* TarAndFeathers: "The \"The Ballad of Scary Mary", Mary\", although it was probably a substance like molasses rather than tar.



* TeensAreMonsters: Everyone at the trio's high school are jerks. It takes twelve episodes for the three to have a conversation with someone that isn't filled with scorn.
* ThatsNoMoon: In ''Tashy 497''. Modula's ship is shown landing on a DeathWorld where his {{Robeast}}s come from. During one of the establishing shots, a nearby mountain range suddenly opens its eyes as the ship flies past.

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* TeensAreMonsters: Everyone at the trio's trio\'s high school are jerks. It takes twelve episodes for the three to have a conversation with someone that isn't isn\'t filled with scorn.
* ThatsNoMoon: In ''Tashy 497''. Modula's \'\'Tashy 497\'\'. Modula\'s ship is shown landing on a DeathWorld where his {{Robeast}}s come from. During one of the establishing shots, a nearby mountain range suddenly opens its eyes as the ship flies past.



* TimTaylorTechnology: In Episode 19, Lance attempts to revive [[spoiler:Octus]] by connecting him to the electrical systems of a motel for "more power". Later, he attempts to try the same strategy with the H.M.E.R.'s power source instead.
* TitleDrop: Octus first refers to the trio's robotic warrior as the Sym-Bionic Titan after Ilana mentions that the media has dubbed it with the name.
* TooDumbToLive: General Steel. Aside from the fact that MoreDakka is his first and only solution to any given problem, his incompetence and ignorance of basic scientific precautions [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unleashed a deadly lightning storm]] [[BuffySpeak alien thing]] in episode 3. How he managed to get promoted so many times is anybody's guess.
* TortureTechnician: 3G uses lets one loose on Lance in "Fortress of Deception".
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: To be fair, it's portrayed as being almost instantaneous in real-time.
* TransformationSequence: Ilana and Lance's mech suits as well as the Titan.

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* TimTaylorTechnology: In Episode 19, Lance attempts to revive [[spoiler:Octus]] by connecting him to the electrical systems of a motel for "more power".\"more power\". Later, he attempts to try the same strategy with the H.M.E.R.'s \'s power source instead.
* TitleDrop: Octus first refers to the trio's trio\'s robotic warrior as the Sym-Bionic Titan after Ilana mentions that the media has dubbed it with the name.
* TooDumbToLive: General Steel. Aside from the fact that MoreDakka is his first and only solution to any given problem, his incompetence and ignorance of basic scientific precautions [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unleashed a deadly lightning storm]] [[BuffySpeak alien thing]] in episode 3. How he managed to get promoted so many times is anybody's anybody\'s guess.
* TortureTechnician: 3G uses lets one loose on Lance in "Fortress \"Fortress of Deception".
Deception\".
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: To be fair, it's it\'s portrayed as being almost instantaneous in real-time.
* TransformationSequence: Ilana and Lance's Lance\'s mech suits as well as the Titan.



* TrueCompanions: Lance and Octus started out as Ilana's bodyguards, but by episode 18 the trio obviously consider themselves as family.
* UranusIsShowing: "Let me guess; you were trying to see Uranus, right?"
* UnstoppableRage: Lance after [[spoiler: Octus' death]]. To explain: [[spoiler:He took over G3's ship and let loose everything in it had into the monster and the space station, vaporizing it completely. Even Solomon, who is just as BadAss as Lance is, knew it was a good idea to stay out of his way despite the fact his ship had just been hijacked.]]

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* TrueCompanions: Lance and Octus started out as Ilana's Ilana\'s bodyguards, but by episode 18 the trio obviously consider themselves as family.
* UranusIsShowing: "Let \"Let me guess; you were trying to see Uranus, right?"
right?\"
* UnstoppableRage: Lance after [[spoiler: Octus' Octus\' death]]. To explain: [[spoiler:He took over G3's G3\'s ship and let loose everything in it had into the monster and the space station, vaporizing it completely. Even Solomon, who is just as BadAss as Lance is, knew it was a good idea to stay out of his way despite the fact his ship had just been hijacked.]]



* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: It's a given, really.
* WaveMotionGun: Solomon's ship has one. It's even called the Wave Motion Cannon. Very likely a ShoutOut, given the [[{{Animesque}} nature of the series.]] The Titan has one, too.

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* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: It's It\'s a given, really.
* WaveMotionGun: Solomon's Solomon\'s ship has one. It's It\'s even called the Wave Motion Cannon. Very likely a ShoutOut, given the [[{{Animesque}} nature of the series.]] The Titan has one, too.



* WhamEpisode: Episode 18, "A Crisis in the Family".
* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: "Shaman of Fear."

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* WhamEpisode: Episode 18, "A \"A Crisis in the Family".
Family\".
* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: "Shaman \"Shaman of Fear."\"



** Mike Chan's ''{{Stripperific}}'' girlfriend who [[TheVoiceless never spoke]] for some reason wasn't seen again in the end of the episode.

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** Mike Chan's ''{{Stripperific}}'' Chan\'s \'\'{{Stripperific}}\'\' girlfriend who [[TheVoiceless never spoke]] for some reason wasn't wasn\'t seen again in the end of the episode.



** [[spoiler:Lance's father.]]

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** [[spoiler:Lance's [[spoiler:Lance\'s father.]]



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: It's apparently quite OK to tear apart the bad guys as long as they're the monstrous Mutradi, but Ilana immediately orders Lance to use non-lethal force once they discover that the humans look just like them (never mind that said humans were attacking them). Sure, their enemy may be monsters and easy enough to tell apart from natives, but it leads to FridgeLogic (and FridgeHorror) about the possible massacre that might've happened if they had landed on an equally innocent planet with inhabitants who look less than human/Galalunan. We find out later that they were sent to Earth specifically ''because'' they looked so much like Galalunans... but the masks the soldiers were wearing and their "shoot first, ask later" attitude didn't help.
* WhatTheHellHero: Octus calls out Lance for his vigilante antics. Later, Ilana calls out Octus and Lance for trying to forge a driver's license.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: "Shadows of Youth" and "Escape from Galaluna", featuring Lance's academy days and the invasion of Galaluna, respectively.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: It's It\'s apparently quite OK to tear apart the bad guys as long as they're they\'re the monstrous Mutradi, but Ilana immediately orders Lance to use non-lethal force once they discover that the humans look just like them (never mind that said humans were attacking them). Sure, their enemy may be monsters and easy enough to tell apart from natives, but it leads to FridgeLogic (and FridgeHorror) about the possible massacre that might've might\'ve happened if they had landed on an equally innocent planet with inhabitants who look less than human/Galalunan. We find out later that they were sent to Earth specifically ''because'' \'\'because\'\' they looked so much like Galalunans... but the masks the soldiers were wearing and their "shoot \"shoot first, ask later" later\" attitude didn't didn\'t help.
* WhatTheHellHero: Octus calls out Lance for his vigilante antics. Later, Ilana calls out Octus and Lance for trying to forge a driver's driver\'s license.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: "Shadows \"Shadows of Youth" Youth\" and "Escape \"Escape from Galaluna", Galaluna\", featuring Lance's Lance\'s academy days and the invasion of Galaluna, respectively.



-->'''Modula:''' You should have bet something else.
* YouMeanXmas: The Winter Harvest Festival seems to be Galaluna's version of Christmas.

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-->'''Modula:''' -->\'\'\'Modula:\'\'\' You should have bet something else.
* YouMeanXmas: The Winter Harvest Festival seems to be Galaluna's Galaluna\'s version of Christmas.



''Engaging Sym-Bionic Titan!''

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''Engaging \'\'Engaging Sym-Bionic Titan!''Titan!\'\'
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* [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene Action Cartoon, Quiet Drama Scene]]: A lot of episodes.

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* [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene Action Cartoon, Quiet Drama Scene]]: ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: A lot of episodes.



* AnAesop

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* AnAesopAnAesop:
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* ActingForTwo: JohnDiMaggio as General Julius Steel and Ilana's father, the King of Galaluna. He keeps popping up as extras all over the place, along with Creator/TaraStrong. Of course, with their wide ranges and main character positions, this isn't really too surprising.
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