History WesternAnimation / TheMightyDucks

8th May '17 8:40:50 AM kyojikasshu
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* AdaptationalBadass: Wildwing was based on the actual NHL team's costumed mascot [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Wild Wing]]. Wildwing (the cartoon character) was the badass leader of the squad; Wild Wing (the mascot) was best known at that point for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHsckg8_MGM failing to clear a fire pit in a pre-game jump]], and for being featured on [[https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55ec0901e4b0a48732cf47a4/t/55ed5e36e4b097dd68b92fb0/1441619520479/ a notoriously short-lived alternate jersey]].
9th Apr '17 5:37:49 PM rjd1922
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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''), and also aired in syndication (as part of the remnants of what was ''Main/TheDisneyAfternoon'').

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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''), and also aired in syndication (as part of the remnants of what was ''Main/TheDisneyAfternoon'').
''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'').
26th Mar '17 8:31:54 PM igordebraga
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: Although hockey is accurately portrayed, the Ducks don't respect a few prerequisites for a team...
** Almost {{Lampshaded}} in an episode when Wildwing [[TenMinuteRetirement temporarily leaves the team]], and their manager hires a professional hockey player in a mascot costume.



* CreatorProvincialism: It is set in the same Anaheim of Disneyland. Justified by the existence of the real life Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (current Anaheim Ducks).



* GretzkyHasTheBall: Although hockey is accurately portrayed, the Ducks don't respect a few prerequisites for a team...
** Almost {{Lampshaded}} in an episode when Wildwing [[TenMinuteRetirement temporarily leaves the team]], and their manager hires a professional hockey player in a mascot costume.
6th Mar '17 5:23:51 PM themisterfree
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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 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'').
''OneSaturdayMorning''), and also aired in syndication (as part of the remnants of what was ''Main/TheDisneyAfternoon'').



* LeftHanging: They set things up so another season was possible (Nosedive even breaks the fourth wall about it.) One never came.

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* LeftHanging: They set things up so another season was possible (Nosedive even breaks the fourth wall about it.) it). One never came.came (likely due to the deterioration of what had been ''Main/TheDisneyAfternoon''- where the show had aired in syndication- and the establishment of ''Main/OneSaturdayMorning'', which was pretty much all E/I shows to comply with FCC regulations).



* OutOfOrder: Many of the series episodes were originally aired out of order, including the series finale.

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* OutOfOrder: Many of the series episodes were originally aired out of order, including the series finale. (Presumably this was due to airing on ABC and syndication at the same time.)
6th Mar '17 5:19:23 PM themisterfree
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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The Aerowing toy is a lot smaller, and can only hold one Duck (as opposed to the entire crew in the show); it also has puck launchers as opposed to the show's lasers.


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** CoolBoat: The Duckfoil, used at least once.
15th Feb '17 1:47:10 AM SamuraiGal
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* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats: Although the only actual teenagers are Nosedive and maybe Mallory.

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* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats: Although the only actual teenagers are Nosedive and maybe Mallory.teenager is Nosedive.
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.
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