History WesternAnimation / TheMightyDucks

9th Jan '17 4:52:33 PM Xtifr
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The Mighty Ducks animated series was, to put it gently, [[ShockingSwerve rather a surprise for viewers expecting a comedy series about misfit kids playing hockey]]. This animated series lasted from September, 1996 to January, 1997 on Creator/{{ABC}} (during their transition to Disney ownership- the season after this brought in ''OneSaturdayMorning'').

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The ''The Mighty Ducks Ducks'' animated series was, to put it gently, [[ShockingSwerve rather a surprise for viewers expecting a comedy series about misfit kids playing hockey]]. This animated series lasted from September, 1996 to January, 1997 on Creator/{{ABC}} (during their transition to Disney ownership- the season after this brought in ''OneSaturdayMorning'').
9th May '16 5:20:17 AM shadowwolf75
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* TeleportInterdiction: The Ducks have a defense shield over the Pond that keeps the Saurians from teleporting into their base, but it's of limited usefulness the one time they just walk in.
22nd Apr '16 8:28:14 AM shadowwolf75
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* AnotherDimension: The HeroicFantasy-ish version of Anaheim seen in "Dungeons and Ducks" and "The Return of Astroth."
** Technically, the ducks and the bad guys and such ''also'' came from another dimension. ''Another'' another dimension.

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* AnotherDimension: The HeroicFantasy-ish version of Anaheim seen in "Dungeons and Ducks" and "The Return of Astroth.Asteroth."
** Technically, the ducks and the bad guys and such ''also'' came from another dimension. ''Another'' another dimension.



* BondVillainStupidity: Dragaunus has proven himself more than a match for most of the ducks in hand-to-hand combat, yet on many occasions he puts them in over the top DeathTrap[=s=] that they'll be able to escape fairly easily. And he's not the only villain guilty of this either.

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* BondVillainStupidity: Dragaunus has proven himself more than a match for most of the ducks in hand-to-hand combat, yet on many occasions he puts them in an over the top DeathTrap[=s=] DeathTrap that they'll be able to escape fairly easily. And he's not the only villain guilty of this either.



* CoolStarship: The Raptor.



* NonMammalMammaries: Mallory and Tanya have breasts.

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* NonMammalMammaries: Mallory and Tanya Despite being birds, all the female ducks that appear have breasts.



* StatusQuoIsGod: There are too many opportunities where either side could have just ended the conflict permanently (like the time the Ducks ended up grabbing a Saurian comm, or the various petty uses of the dimensional gateway), but they don't bother.



* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats - except only Nosedive is a teenager

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* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats - except TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats: Although the only actual teenagers are Nosedive is a teenagerand maybe Mallory.



* TravelCool; As the setting[[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats demands]]:

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* TravelCool; As the setting[[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats demands]]:[[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats setting]] demands:



* VoidBetweenTheWorlds: Dimensional Limbo, a swirling purple void always seen whenever there's an active dimensional gateway

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* VoidBetweenTheWorlds: Dimensional Limbo, a swirling purple void always seen whenever there's an active dimensional gatewaygateway.
20th Apr '16 2:43:27 AM shadowwolf75
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* ConspicuousCG

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* ConspicuousCGConspicuousCG: It's aged better than some examples due to the cel shading.



* TravelCool; As the [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats demands]]:

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* TravelCool; As the [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats setting[[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats demands]]:



* VoidBetweenTheWorlds: Dimensional Limbo, a swirling purple void always seen whenever there's an active dimensional gateway



** As for the villains, [[BigBad Dragaunus]] prefers his [[PlayingWithFire fireballs,]] Wraith has a FlamingSword in the pilot and uses various FunctionalMagic, shapeshifter Chameleon likes to go OneWingedAngel and Siege likes the heavy weapons.

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** As for the villains, [[BigBad Dragaunus]] prefers his [[PlayingWithFire fireballs,]] gauntlet-mounted blaster, Wraith has a FlamingSword in the pilot and uses various FunctionalMagic, shapeshifter Chameleon likes to go OneWingedAngel and Siege likes the heavy weapons.
22nd Mar '16 9:06:35 PM SamuraiGal
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* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats

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* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombatsTeenageMutantSamuraiWombats - except only Nosedive is a teenager
13th Mar '16 4:21:54 AM shadowwolf75
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* BilingualBonus: "Klang" being German for "sound."
* BondVillainStupidity: Draganuns has proven himself more than a match for most of the ducks in hand-to-hand combat, yet on many occasions he puts them in over the top DeathTrap[=s=] that they'll be able to escape fairly easily. And he's not the only villain guilty of this either.

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* BilingualBonus: "Klang" being German for "sound."
* BondVillainStupidity: Draganuns Dragaunus has proven himself more than a match for most of the ducks in hand-to-hand combat, yet on many occasions he puts them in over the top DeathTrap[=s=] that they'll be able to escape fairly easily. And he's not the only villain guilty of this either.



* CommLinks: The ducks use wrist communicators.

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* CommLinks: The ducks use wrist communicators. The Saurians have them too, but theirs double as teleportation devices.



* DinosaursAreDragons: Writ large (look at the {BigBad's name), at least for all the dinosaurs who aren't hockey playing ducks.

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* DinosaursAreDragons: Writ large (look at the {BigBad's BigBad's name), at least for all the dinosaurs who aren't hockey playing ducks.



* TheDogBitesBack: Happens to Dragaunus in "Brining Down Baby" and "Jurassic Puck."

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* TheDogBitesBack: Happens to Dragaunus in "Brining "Bringing Down Baby" and "Jurassic Puck."



* EvilSorcerer: There are two, Wraith and Asteroth.



** Puckworld... [[Comicbook/HowardTheDuck Duckworld]]...?

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** Puckworld... [[Comicbook/HowardTheDuck Duckworld]]...?Ditto for "Puck Hard", an AffectionateParody of ''Film/DieHard''.



* TeleportSpam: Averted; while the Saurians do teleport a lot, it's more to run back to the Raptor than any real advantage in combat.



* WeNeedADistraction: This is one of the Soreigns' primary tactics, keeping the ducks busy while they are working on a scheme. Despite this, the ducks ''still'' manage to foil them.

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* WeNeedADistraction: This is one of the Soreigns' Saurians' primary tactics, keeping the ducks busy while they are working on a scheme. Despite this, the ducks ''still'' manage to foil them.


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* WitchSpecies: The Saurians are this, even though the only one who truly specializes in magic by the time of the show is Wraith. All the others favor technology.
20th Feb '16 5:50:01 PM Eddy1215
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* HeroicSacrifice: In the pilot, the Ducks' original leader throws himself into an interdimensional vortex to save the rest of the team.

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* HeroicSacrifice: In the pilot, Canard Thunderbeak, the Ducks' original leader leader, throws himself into an interdimensional inter-dimensional vortex to save the rest of the team.
20th Feb '16 5:46:47 PM Eddy1215
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* WeNeedADistraction: This is one of the Soreigns' primary tactics, keeping the ducks busy while they are working on a scheme. Despite this, the ducks ''still'' manage to foil them.
20th Feb '16 5:34:17 AM CaptainTedium
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* AnimalSuperheroes

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* AnimalSuperheroesAnimalSuperheroes: The heroes are ducks.



** KidAppealCharacter: Nosedive.

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** KidAppealCharacter: Nosedive.Nosedive is the most immature of the team.



* NonMammalMammaries: One of the most ridiculous examples yet.

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* NonMammalMammaries: One of the most ridiculous examples yet.Mallory and Tanya have breasts.



* ShoutOut: "Puck Fiction" is an AffectionateParody of ''Film/PulpFiction''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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"Puck Fiction" is an AffectionateParody of ''Film/PulpFiction''.
11th Jan '16 4:55:14 PM aye_amber
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** As for the villains, [[BigBad Dragaunus]] prefers his [[PlayingWithFire fireballs]], Wraith has a FlamingSword in the pilot and uses various FunctionalMagic, shapeshifter Chameleon likes to go OneWingedAngel and Siege likes the heavy weapons.

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** As for the villains, [[BigBad Dragaunus]] prefers his [[PlayingWithFire fireballs]], fireballs,]] Wraith has a FlamingSword in the pilot and uses various FunctionalMagic, shapeshifter Chameleon likes to go OneWingedAngel and Siege likes the heavy weapons.
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