History WesternAnimation / TheVentureBrothers

11th Apr '18 9:14:31 AM TroperBeDoper
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: This may as well be the mantra of the entire show. Every character has some weird quirky thing going on and are insanely comedic, but a large portion of them can be extremely dangerous as well.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: BewareTheSillyOnes:
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This may as well be the mantra of the entire show. Every character has some weird quirky thing going on and are insanely comedic, but a large portion of them can be extremely dangerous as well.well.
** The Guild is the organization embodiment of this. As Brock notes, takes away the spandex and rules keeping everything in check, and you have a group of super rich nutjobs with death rays and private armies at their command.
10th Apr '18 11:54:45 AM Bisected8
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* {{Transsexual}}: [[spoiler:Brock]]'s mentor [[spoiler:Hunter S. Gathers]], though at some point between the end of season three and the beginning of season four [[spoiler: he got it reversed.]]

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: [[spoiler:Brock]]'s mentor [[spoiler:Hunter S. Gathers]], though at some point between the end of season three and the beginning of season four [[spoiler: he got it reversed.]]
7th Apr '18 5:43:54 AM Kalmbach
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* ReassignedToAntarctica: A flashback shows an OSI officer named Haine [[spoiler: Actually [[TheMole Sgt. Hatred]]]] sending Col. Gathers to Guam and giving Brock a fluff assignment to guard Dr. Venture, because the two won't stop [[CassandraTruth wasting time investigating the Guild]].
6th Apr '18 8:59:32 PM Kalmbach
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* RousingSpeech: Brock gives a pretty good one to the Monarch's henchmen in "Showdown at Cremation Creek".
--> '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis You! Are! Murderflies!]]
6th Apr '18 7:39:27 AM Kalmbach
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* HarmlessVillain: Sergeant Hatred. Then again, he does it on purpose, pledging to "make [[Rusty's]] life wonderful" just to piss off the Monarch.

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* HarmlessVillain: Sergeant Hatred. Then again, he does it on purpose, pledging to "make [[Rusty's]] [Rusty's] life wonderful" just to piss off the Monarch.
6th Apr '18 7:18:33 AM Kalmbach
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** [[spoiler:Professor Impossible]] dons a darker outfit following his HeelFaceTurn with Phantom Limb.

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** [[spoiler:Professor Impossible]] dons a darker outfit following his HeelFaceTurn FaceHeelTurn with Phantom Limb.



* HarmlessVillain: Sergeant Hatred.

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* HarmlessVillain: Sergeant Hatred. Then again, he does it on purpose, pledging to "make [[Rusty's]] life wonderful" just to piss off the Monarch.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Baron Ünderbheit is deposed and exiled from Ünderland after violating his own prohibition of same-sex marriage, when he forces Dean to marry him (granted, Dean was [[DisguisedInDrag dressed as Princess Leia for Halloween]], but you think he would've checked first).



-->I had an erotic dream about Henry Rollins list night, and I'm straight as an arrow!

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-->I had an erotic dream about Henry Rollins Creator/HenryRollins list night, and I'm straight as an arrow!
5th Apr '18 5:45:00 AM Hanz
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* PowerLevels: In-universe, the Guild ranks villains using an "E.M.A. Rating" (which stands for "Equally Matched Aggression") in order to pair them with Arch Enemies of an equal threat level and avoid a horrifically one-sided murder. According to Monarch, Villains with vast resources at their disposal such as an army of henchman count as a Level 10 while villains with nothing but their costumes and any weapon on their person count as a Level 4.
30th Mar '18 10:16:05 AM Fichistas1952
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* ImColdSoCold: In one episode, a group that seems [[ScoobyDoo oddly]] [[ShoutOut familiar]] infiltrates Dr. Venture's mansion and snoops around. At the end, they run afoul of a berserking Brock Sampson, who promptly kills the Fred, Shaggy and Scooby equivalents. As Shaggy dies, gutshot and bleeding out on the floor, he whimpers, "So cold, man...."
26th Mar '18 11:48:39 AM LavonPapillon1
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* CentralTheme: ''Failure''. Characters rarely succeed in the big epic ways that you would of come to expect from other superhero stories. {{Anticlimax}} abounds, RealityEnsues in brutally honest ways, and any victories the characters acheive are usually more of the mental or emotional variety (Rusty accepting his life, 21 recovering from [[spoiler: 24's death]] etc.).

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''Failure''. Characters rarely succeed in the big epic ways that you would of come to expect from other superhero stories. {{Anticlimax}} abounds, RealityEnsues in brutally honest ways, and any victories the characters acheive are usually more of the mental or emotional variety (Rusty accepting his life, 21 recovering from [[spoiler: 24's death]] etc.).).
** ''Identity''. Heroes and Villains are not something one ''is'' so much as roles characters play, comparable to that of a children's game of cops and robbers. The relationship between those aligned as good or evil operate on a professional basis, attacking one another under a heavy regulated system and then GoKartingWithBowser when they have finished arching for the day, not unlike the rules of a game of pretend. [[ReedRichardsIsUseless Since super-science, magic and all of the other fantastical elements of the world are either too expensive, dangerous or impractical for anyone else to use]], only rich or insane weirdos have access to them and have defined an entire community and economy around them. CharacterDevelopment for many characters usually results in switching specific roles (Sgt. Hatred starting as a villain and then becoming a full-time member of Team Venture, Hunter defecting with a sex change and then changing back, the Monarch taking on the heroic identity of the Blue Morpho, etc.), with their capacity to have these identities - hero, villain, scientist, henchman - more important than doing it ''well''.
26th Mar '18 7:37:17 AM TheWanderer
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* ExpyCoexistence: Despite the fact that the original concept of the show was a darkly comedic parody of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'', characters from ''Quest'' show up as early as the seventh episode, when Race Bannon, a special agent and the badass bodyguard for the Quest family, interacts with his expy Brock, a special agent and the badass bodyguard for the Venture family. More character from ''Quest'' would later appear on the show, although this became complicated when for legal reasons they had to be turned into expies of the ''Quest'' characters instead of the actual characters.
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