History WesternAnimation / TheEmperorsNewSchool

18th Mar '18 8:48:16 PM NobodieZ
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* StrawCharacter: Kuzco is the living embodiment of this trope.
11th Mar '18 8:10:20 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Yzma is Kuzco's head royal advisor, but doesn't actually give him any advice--she's initially under the impression that, since Kzco has to graduate from high school in order to officially become the Emperor, she doesn't have to do her job until then. She's told otherwise by a board of people in charge of reviewing her work in "Take My Advice."

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Yzma is Kuzco's head royal advisor, but doesn't actually give him any advice--she's initially under the impression that, since Kzco Kuzco has to graduate from high school in order to officially become the Emperor, she doesn't have to do her job until then. She's told otherwise by a board of people in charge of reviewing her work in "Take My Advice."
15th Feb '18 5:04:32 AM TMNTFanGirl
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Yzma wants to usurp Kuzco's throne which, given her controlling personality, wouldn't be good and thus schemes to prevent Kuzco passing his classes - at first by [[BalefulPolymorph transforming him]] into all sorts of different animals. In Season 2, she finds an evil hall of evil machinery. Luckily for Kuzco, he has Malina -- straight-A student, cheerleader, and "Hottie-Hot-Hottie" -- as well as his foster family of Pacha, Chicha, and the kids to help him out. Occasionally [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Kronk]], too.

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Yzma wants to usurp Kuzco's throne which, given her controlling personality, wouldn't be good and thus schemes to prevent Kuzco passing his classes - at classes--at first by [[BalefulPolymorph transforming him]] into all sorts of different animals. In Season 2, she finds an evil hall of evil machinery. Luckily for Kuzco, he has Malina -- straight-A student, cheerleader, and "Hottie-Hot-Hottie" -- as well as his foster family of Pacha, Chicha, and the kids to help him out. Occasionally [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Kronk]], too.



* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Moon Beast episode. There are magic potions that can change people into animals and objects, there are gods that grant wishes, but there are no man-eating monsters.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Moon Beast episode. There episode--there are magic potions that can change people into animals and objects, there are gods that grant wishes, but there are no man-eating monsters.



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Double subverted in "Too Many Malinas". There's a gassy Malina, but we only hear her, never see her.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Double subverted in "Too Many Malinas". Malinas." There's a gassy Malina, but we only hear her, never see her.



* TheBGrade: "Girls Behaving Oddly".

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* TheBGrade: "Girls Behaving Oddly".Oddly."



* CouchGag: Basically how the episodes opens with Kuzco calling for "Theme Music". One point Guaca tried to sub for Kuzco who was in the shower. Before he got the chance, Kuzco runs in still wrapped in a towel just to do the call.

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* CouchGag: Basically how the episodes opens with Kuzco calling for "Theme Music". Music." One point Guaca tried to sub for Kuzco who was in the shower. Before he got the chance, Kuzco runs in still wrapped in a towel just to do the call.



* FlyInTheSoup: In "Working Girl".

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* FlyInTheSoup: In "Working Girl".Girl."



* HighSchool

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* HighSchoolHighSchool: Kuzco has to graduate high school before becoming the emperor.



** "It's time for Kuzco's Doodles! That's the part of the show where I [insert some "explanation" about the situation at hand]." As the show went on, this got played with more and more - Malina sometimes took it over, and a whole episode was centered around it once where almost everyone got a turn.

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** "It's time for Kuzco's Doodles! That's the part of the show where I [insert some "explanation" about the situation at hand]." As the show went on, this got played with more and more - Malina more--Malina sometimes took it over, and a whole episode was centered around it once where almost everyone got a turn.



* OpenSecret: Everyone knows Principal Amzy is actually Yzma despite her really bad attempts at hiding it. Likewise, everyone knows Kronk works for her, [[MinionWithAnFInEvil but he's such a nice guy everyone is friends with him anyway.]]

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* OpenSecret: Everyone knows that Yzma and Principal Amzy is actually Yzma are the same person, despite her really bad (very bad) attempts at hiding it. Likewise, hiding. Also, Malina reveals in the series finale that everyone knows knew that Kronk works worked for her, Yzma, [[MinionWithAnFInEvil but he's such a nice guy everyone is friends with him anyway.]]



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Yzma is Kuzco's advisor but doesn't give him any advices through the series because she's under the impression that, since Kuzco must graduate in order to become Emperor, she doesn't have to do her job until then. She's told otherwise by a board of people in charge of reviewing her work in "Take My Advice."

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Yzma is Kuzco's advisor head royal advisor, but doesn't actually give him any advices through the series because she's advice--she's initially under the impression that, since Kuzco must Kzco has to graduate from high school in order to officially become the Emperor, she doesn't have to do her job until then. She's told otherwise by a board of people in charge of reviewing her work in "Take My Advice."



* PopularIsDumb: Averted. Apparently, Kuzco Academy-cheerleaders are required to maintain straight-A averages.

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* PopularIsDumb: Averted. Apparently, Averted--Malina's one of the most popular kids in school, but is said to be a straight-A student. Also, it would seem that the cheerleaders at Kuzco Academy-cheerleaders Academy are required to maintain straight-A averages.



* RealAfterAll: Yzma used fake aliens on a failed attempt to become Empress and she constantly told Kronk aliens didn't exist. In the end, Kronk met real aliens but didn't believe them .
* RealityWarper: Kuzco is basically an animated [[Series/SavedByTheBell a Zack Morris]] for the mid/late-2000's.

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* RealAfterAll: Yzma used fake aliens on a failed attempt to become Empress and she constantly told Kronk aliens didn't exist. In the end, Kronk met real aliens but didn't believe them .
them.
* RealityWarper: Kuzco is basically an animated [[Series/SavedByTheBell a Zack Morris]] for the mid/late-2000's.



* SuddenlyFluentInGibberish: Kronk

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* SuddenlyFluentInGibberish: KronkKronk.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The last episode has Kuzco providing this over the end credits.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The last episode has Kuzco providing this over the end credits.credits:
** Kuzco invites Pacha, Chicha and their kids to live in the palace with him, which they gladly accept.
** Guaka's his lead publicist, telling the public about what Kuzco's doing as emperor.
** He and Malina are (presumably) still a couple, with Malina also now working as a reporter for the Kuzconian Times.
** Kronk is Kuzco's lead royal advisor.
** In a nice bit of karma (and revenge), Kuzco forces Yzma to work as Kronk's assistant.
26th Jan '18 1:57:34 AM Cryoclaste
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* WholePlotReference: One episode is a trilogy of ''TheTwilightZone''-like tales.

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* WholePlotReference: One episode is a trilogy of ''TheTwilightZone''-like ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone''-like tales.
6th Jan '18 8:31:31 PM Lopiny
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* AvertedTrope: One episode has the RunningGag of Yzma telling Kronk to [[CatchPhrase "pull the lever"]]. Usually the lever is pulled and something comical regarding Yzma happens. In one episode nothing happens.

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* AvertedTrope: One episode has the RunningGag of Yzma telling Kronk to [[CatchPhrase "pull the lever"]]. Usually the lever is pulled and something comical regarding Yzma happens. In one episode nothing happens.happens, as in literally nothing; they take the stairs instead.
21st Oct '17 10:43:08 AM Ulrik54
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Kuzco, the main character, is still an obnoxious self-centered emperor (in spite of how TheMovie [[AesopAmnesia ended]]) who has been temporarily dethroned and must attend [[HighSchool The Kuzco Academy]] and pass all his classes to become Emperor, as you can't become one without finishing school. The Kuzco Academy is run by Principal Amzy, a PaperThinDisguise for Yzma, [[HarmlessVillain the series villain]], which fools no-one except her [[BrainlessBeauty handsome but dim]] lackey [[BumblingSidekick Kronk.]]

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Kuzco, the main character, is still an obnoxious self-centered emperor (in spite of how TheMovie [[AesopAmnesia ended]]) who has been temporarily dethroned and must attend [[HighSchool The Kuzco Academy]] and pass all his classes to become Emperor, as you can't become one without finishing school. The Kuzco Academy is run by Principal Amzy, [[SdrawkcabAlias Amzy]], a PaperThinDisguise for Yzma, [[HarmlessVillain the series villain]], which fools no-one except her [[BrainlessBeauty handsome but dim]] lackey [[BumblingSidekick Kronk.]]
27th Sep '17 9:50:55 PM H2SO4
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* AnachronismStew: Even more so than the movie, and that's saying something!

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* AnachronismStew: Even more so than the movie, and that's saying something!something! The series gets away with this by utilizing BambooTechnology at its fullest.
14th Sep '17 9:25:10 PM Az0riusG4m3r
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* DeanBitterman: Surprisingly subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Trying-to-steal-the-throne-from-Kuzco aside, Yzma actually seems to be a pretty good principal.
Actually subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Aside from plotting against Kuzco, Yzma actually seems to make a decent principal.

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* DeanBitterman: Surprisingly subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Trying-to-steal-the-throne-from-Kuzco aside, Yzma actually seems to be a pretty good principal.\nActually subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Aside from plotting against Kuzco, Yzma actually seems to make a decent principal.
14th Sep '17 2:09:42 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* DeanBitterman: Actually subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Aside from plotting against Kuzco, Yzma actually seems to make a decent principal.
* DeathGlare: The "Malina Stare".

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* DeanBitterman: Surprisingly subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Trying-to-steal-the-throne-from-Kuzco aside, Yzma actually seems to be a pretty good principal.
Actually subverted with Principal Amzy (Yzma in disguise). Aside from plotting against Kuzco, Yzma actually seems to make a decent principal.
* DeathGlare: The "Malina Stare".Stare."



* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: Inverted. The team is really good... until Kuzco joins in.
* FMinusMinus: In "Kuzclone", Kuzco's clone does so poorly that he [[BrokeTheRatingScale gets a G-]].

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* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: Inverted. The team is really good... until Kuzco joins in.
* FMinusMinus: In "Kuzclone", "Kuzclone," Kuzco's clone does so poorly that he [[BrokeTheRatingScale gets a G-]].



* GoodAngelBadAngel: Parodied lots of times. In first season ALL CHARACTERS had small Kronks on their shoulders.

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* GoodAngelBadAngel: Parodied lots of times. In the first season season, ALL THE CHARACTERS had small Kronks on their shoulders.



* IWasQuiteALooker: [[spoiler:Yzma. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120604025025/disney/images/5/54/Young_Yzma.png Would you believe it?]]]]
** Likely a reference to ''Kingdom Of The Sun'' where [[spoiler:Yzma's primary motivation was to retain her youthful good looks.]]

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* IWasQuiteALooker: [[spoiler:Yzma. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120604025025/disney/images/5/54/Young_Yzma.png Would you believe it?]]]]
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it?]]]]. Likely a reference to ''Kingdom Of The Sun'' where [[spoiler:Yzma's primary motivation was to retain her youthful good looks.]]



* InformedAttractiveness: Malina. Sure, some might consider her pretty attractive as far as physical appearance goes (as well as the art style), but that still doesn't change the fact that they feel the need to mention she's a "hottie" in the show's theme song. As well as most episodes.

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* InformedAttractiveness: Malina. Sure, some might consider her Malina, to a certain extent--while she's certainly very pretty attractive as far as physical appearance goes (as well as the art style), but that still doesn't change the fact that they feel the need to mention she's a "hottie" in the show's theme song. As well as most episodes.



* ItsAWonderfulPlot: The "Yzmopolis" episode, in which Kuzco wishes not to have been emperor so he can fit in. Unfortunately, his wish causes him to never have been period.

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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: The "Yzmopolis" episode, in which Kuzco wishes not to have been emperor so he can fit in. Unfortunately, his wish causes him to never have been born, period.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: So much so. Kuzco even has a remote that he uses to affect the show as if were DVD content.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: So much so. Kuzco even has a remote that he uses to affect the show as if it were DVD content.



** Changed in season 2, in which Kuzco had three or four sets of clothes. In series 1, all he wore was the school uniform.

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** Changed in season 2, in which Kuzco had three or four sets of clothes. In series 1, the first season, all he wore was the school uniform.



* LiteralSplitPersonality: Kuzco decides to use one of Yzma's machines to remove all of Malina's undesirable personality traits, i.e. all of them except for being attracted to him. Since the machine removes them one at a time, there are dozens of Malinas running around causing havoc, while Kuzco finds himself creeped out by the lengths Loves Kuzco Malina goes to show her affection since she has no other personality traits to dilute it.

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* LiteralSplitPersonality: Kuzco decides to use one of Yzma's machines to remove all of Malina's undesirable personality traits, i.e. all of them except for being attracted to him. Since the machine removes them one at a time, there are dozens of Malinas running around causing havoc, while Kuzco finds himself creeped out by the lengths Loves "Loves Kuzco Malina Malina" goes to show her affection since she has no other personality traits to dilute it.balance it out.



* MoodDissonance: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The "Kuzco Mambo"]], a cheery [[AudienceParticipationSong sing-a-long]] with flashy colors and praise about how awesome Kuzco is. Right after Kuzco was bemoaning how few friends he had and got captured by Yzma.

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* MoodDissonance: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The "Kuzco Mambo"]], Mambo,"]] a cheery [[AudienceParticipationSong sing-a-long]] with flashy colors and praise about how awesome Kuzco is. Right after Kuzco was bemoaning how few friends he had and got captured by Yzma.



* NotADate: This was a running gag. Whenever Kuzco and Malina would end up doing something together, Kuzco would call it a date, and Malina would tell him "it's not a date." In the series finale they went on an actual date.

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* NotADate: This was a running gag. Whenever Kuzco and Malina would end up doing something together, Kuzco would call it a date, and Malina would tell him "it's not a date." In the series finale finale, they went finally go on an actual date. date and become an official couple.



* PopularIsDumb: Averted. Apparently at Kuzco Academy cheerleaders are required to be straight-A students.

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* PopularIsDumb: Averted. Apparently at Apparently, Kuzco Academy cheerleaders Academy-cheerleaders are required to be maintain straight-A students.averages.



* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Rage Against The Animators, really. As per the absence of the fourth wall in this series, when Kuzco becomes TheCaligula and starts abusing his power in one episode, he fires the colourists (leaving the show penciled in black and white until he rehires them).

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* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Rage Against The Animators, really. As per the absence of the fourth wall in this series, when Kuzco becomes TheCaligula and starts abusing his power in one episode, he fires the colourists colorists (leaving the show penciled in black and white until he rehires them).



* RealAfterAll: Yzma used fake aliens on a failed attempt to become Empress and she constantly told Kronk aliens didn't exist. In the end, Kronk met real aliens but didn't believe.
* RealityWarper: Kuzco is [[Series/SavedByTheBell a Zack Morris]] for the 2000's, in animated form.

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* RealAfterAll: Yzma used fake aliens on a failed attempt to become Empress and she constantly told Kronk aliens didn't exist. In the end, Kronk met real aliens but didn't believe.
believe them .
* RealityWarper: Kuzco is basically an animated [[Series/SavedByTheBell a Zack Morris]] for the 2000's, in animated form.mid/late-2000's.



* WildTeenParty: Kuzco tries to persuade Malina to throw one while her parents are out of town. She refuses. In the end, he ends up throwing one. At her house. For a bunch of manatees. (ItMakesSenseInContext.)

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* WildTeenParty: Kuzco tries to persuade Malina to throw one while her parents are out of town. She refuses. In the end, he ends up throwing one. At her house. For a bunch of manatees. (ItMakesSenseInContext.)manatees (ItMakesSenseInContext).
16th Jul '17 4:42:57 PM DVB
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