History YMMV / ReBoot

30th Nov '16 8:04:47 PM wyattte
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* AwesomeEgo: Bob's a little high on himself and his own {{Badass}} status sometimes. And why shouldn't he be? He spent two seasons giving MagnificentBastard Megabyte the runaround. It's no wonder that when he returns mid-season 3 he's a little more down-to-earth.

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* AwesomeEgo: Bob's a little high on himself and his own {{Badass}} status sometimes. And why shouldn't he be? He spent two seasons giving MagnificentBastard Megabyte the runaround. It's no wonder that After his defeat in "Web World Wars," it's little wonder that when he later returns mid-season 3 3, he's a little more down-to-earth.
30th Nov '16 8:03:24 PM wyattte
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* AwesomeEgo: Bob's a little high on himself and his own {{Badass}} status sometimes. And why shouldn't he be? He spent two seasons giving MagnificentBastard Megabyte the runaround. It's no wonder that when he returns mid-season 3 he's a little more down-to-earth.



* ClicheStorm: Certain episodes have their plot built on a long string of cliches, but it is either done as an AffectionateParody or otherwise knows what it is doing.
** {{Troperiffic}}

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* ClicheStorm: ClicheStorm[=/=]{{Troperiffic}}: Certain episodes have their plot built on a long string of cliches, but it is either done as an AffectionateParody or otherwise knows what it is doing.
** {{Troperiffic}}
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29th Nov '16 9:53:27 PM wyattte
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-->'''Megabyte:''' "I've always wanted to do that!"

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-->'''Megabyte:''' "I've always I've ''always'' wanted to do that!"that!



* GeniusBonus: The more you know about computer hardware, computer software, computer programming and CGI the more entertaining the show becomes. Several character's names are rooted in technical terminology. In particular the character designs for Phong (phong shading) and Ray Tracer (Ray Tracing) actually demonstrate the CG principles they are referencing.

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* GeniusBonus: The more you know about computer hardware, computer software, computer programming and CGI CGI, the more entertaining the show becomes. Several character's names are rooted in technical terminology. In particular the character designs for Phong (phong shading) and Ray Tracer (Ray Tracing) actually demonstrate the CG principles they are referencing.



* IronWoobie: When Enzo becomes Matrix, he nose-dives into this trope. He survives untold amounts of games, and as he spends more and more time searching for Mainframe, it hardens his heart and makes a mess of his psyche. Hell, he might've gone straight-up crazy without [=AndrAIa=] and Frisket there for support. Also leans toward JerkassWoobie in his more aggressive moments.



* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Mike the TV. In principle, could easily fall into a number of [[TheScrappy scrappy]] tropes, but he is considered obnoxious by pretty much everyone else in the show. This made his antics skew on the side of endearing to the fans rather than smug goofiness. It helped too that his introductory episode had him rebooting in a game where everyone had to work together to win, and Mike did his part admirably.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The first two seasons are this on a somewhat superficial level - they were very, very obviously animated in the mid-1990s.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Mike the TV. In principle, Mike could easily fall into a number of [[TheScrappy scrappy]] tropes, but he is considered obnoxious by pretty much everyone else in the show. This made his antics skew on the side of endearing to the fans rather than smug goofiness. It helped too that his introductory the one episode to give him [[ADayInTheLimelight any serious focus]] ("Wizards, Warriors, And A Word From Our Sponsor") had him rebooting in a game where everyone had to work together to win, and Mike did his part admirably.
26th Nov '16 7:05:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* VillainDecay: Inverted. Over the course of the series, Megabyte became progressively more dangerous and went from concocting subversive schemes to [[TheBadGuyWins eventually taking over Mainframe and preparing an invasion of the Supercomputer]]. Even when the heroes seemed to have defeated him at last, Megabyte comes back in season four; stronger than ever [[ForTheEvulz and completely psychotic, to boot]]. He's still as vicious and cunning as he was in the past, but now has the ability to impersonate binomes and sprites. Oh and any sense of restraint or morality he ''may'' have had before is now [[OhCrap totally gone]].

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* VillainDecay: Inverted. Over the course of the series, Megabyte became progressively more dangerous and went from concocting subversive schemes to [[TheBadGuyWins eventually taking over Mainframe and preparing an invasion of the Supercomputer]]. Even when the heroes seemed to have defeated him at last, Megabyte comes back in season four; stronger than ever [[ForTheEvulz and completely psychotic, to boot]]. He's still as vicious and cunning as he was in the past, but now has the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting impersonate binomes and sprites.sprites]]. Oh and any sense of restraint or morality he ''may'' have had before is now [[OhCrap totally gone]].
26th Sep '16 8:13:27 AM RashandFierce
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* EvilIsSexy: Daemon qualifies for this. Also Hexadecimal, [[spoiler: until her HeelFaceTurn later on.]]

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* EvilIsSexy: Daemon qualifies for this. Also Hexadecimal, [[spoiler: until her HeelFaceTurn later on.]]]] And Megabyte.
17th Jul '16 3:08:32 PM Angeldeb82
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Megabyte]], an order-obsessed virus, becomes one after season 2. While in previous seasons Megabyte had a personal code of honor and was [[AffablyEvil affable enough]] to give Enzo a birthday present, after a forced FusionDance, he loses those qualities, as shown when he uses an EldritchAbomination's invasion as a way to trap [[TheHero Bob]] in an EldritchLocation. With Bob out of the way, Megabyte turns his attention on capturing Mainframe, with the end goal of infecting the Supercomputer and the entire Net. To that end, he lets his sister Hexadecimal get crushed with the [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill side of a game cube]], then has her rebuilt with a shock collar so she is forced to power his death ray. He makes it incredibly difficult for Enzo to continue beating game cubes, dooming thousands of binomes to AFateWorseThanDeath and causing untold destruction for the sake of driving the kid into a HeroicBSOD. When he gets into the Central Office, he decapitates [[TheMentor Phong]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures his severed head]] not only for information, but for his own sadistic amusement. His minions, Hack and Slash, are terrified of him, and he often [[{{Fingore}} breaks Herr Doctor's fingers]] as punishment. Even after being defeated, he's caused so much damage Mainframe can't recover and the heroes are forced to deliberately [[CessationOfExistence cause a crash]] for a chance at rebirth. Later, he returns to Mainframe and [[spoiler: impersonates Bob]], turning everyone against Glitch-Bob before proposing to Dot and almost marrying her for no reason other than [[ItAmusedMe to amuse himself]]. He is willing to hurt anyone and everyone for [[ForTheEvulz his own petty amusement]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Megabyte]], an order-obsessed virus, becomes one after season 2. While in previous seasons Megabyte had a personal code of honor and was [[AffablyEvil affable enough]] to give Enzo a birthday present, after a forced FusionDance, he loses those qualities, as shown when he uses an EldritchAbomination's invasion as a way to trap [[TheHero Bob]] in an EldritchLocation. With Bob out of the way, Megabyte turns his attention on capturing Mainframe, with the end goal of infecting the Supercomputer and the entire Net. To that end, he lets his sister Hexadecimal get crushed with the [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill side of a game cube]], then has her rebuilt with a shock collar so she is forced to power his death ray. He makes it incredibly difficult for Enzo to continue beating game cubes, dooming thousands of binomes to AFateWorseThanDeath a FateWorseThanDeath and causing untold destruction for the sake of driving the kid into a HeroicBSOD. When he gets into the Central Office, he decapitates [[TheMentor [[{{Mentors}} Phong]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures his severed head]] not only for information, but for his own sadistic amusement. His minions, Hack and Slash, are terrified of him, and he often [[{{Fingore}} breaks Herr Doctor's fingers]] as punishment. Even after being defeated, he's caused so much damage Mainframe can't recover and the heroes are forced to deliberately [[CessationOfExistence cause a crash]] for a chance at rebirth. Later, he returns to Mainframe and [[spoiler: impersonates Bob]], turning everyone against Glitch-Bob before proposing to Dot and almost marrying her for no reason other than [[ItAmusedMe to amuse himself]]. He is willing to hurt anyone and everyone for [[ForTheEvulz his own petty amusement]].



* EpicRiff: The episode dealing with Enzo's birthday sees Megabyte roll up with an electric guitar and play an absolutely [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic face-melting solo]]. It then turns into a PowerOfRock showdown between him and Bob for even more epicness. Megabyte even lampshades how awesome the whole thing is.

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* EpicRiff: The episode dealing with Enzo's birthday sees Megabyte roll up with an electric guitar and play an absolutely [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic face-melting solo]]. It then turns into a PowerOfRock [[ThePowerOfRock Power of Rock]] showdown between him and Bob for even more epicness. Megabyte even lampshades how awesome the whole thing is.



* HypeBacklash: The fourth season came out after being {{uncanceled}} three years after the third season. With all the FanFiction and rampant WildMassGuessing from the fandom (with no expectation of ever ''getting'' a resolution), there were bound to be a few accurate theories and a few fanfics that proved to be a more satisfying conclusion for the Daemon arc.

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* HypeBacklash: The fourth season came out after being {{uncanceled}} UnCanceled three years after the third season. With all the FanFiction and rampant WildMassGuessing from the fandom (with no expectation of ever ''getting'' a resolution), there were bound to be a few accurate theories and a few fanfics that proved to be a more satisfying conclusion for the Daemon arc.



* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Megabyte betraying Bob and banishing him from the Mainframe so he could take over]]. Especially cruel when one realizes that [[spoiler: [[UngratefulBastard the only reason Megabyte wasn't turned to dust years ago was because of Bob was certain that he could be redeemed]].]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Megabyte betraying Bob and banishing him from the Mainframe so he could take over]]. over.]] Especially cruel when one realizes that [[spoiler: [[UngratefulBastard the only reason Megabyte wasn't turned to dust years ago was because of Bob was certain that he could be redeemed]].]]redeemed]]]].



* SpiritualLicensee: Of ''{{Tron}}''.

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* SpiritualLicensee: SpiritualAdaptation: Of ''{{Tron}}''.''Film/{{Tron}}''.



* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: At the time, at least, pretty much every part of Reboot was this. Now, [[TechnologyMarchesOn not so much.]] Several of the models still hold up well though, at least when they aren't moving, and the [[EpicTrackingShot crazy camera movements]] proved what an AllCGICartoon could do. The ArtEvolution of the show is also fun to watch.
* VillainDecay: Inverted. Over the course of the series, Megabyte became progressively more dangerous and went from concocting subversive schemes to [[TheBadGuyWins eventually taking over Mainframe and preparing an invasion of the Supercomputer]]. Even when the heroes seemed to have defeated him at last, Megabyte comes back in season four; stronger than ever [[ForTheEvulz and completely psychotic, to boot]]. He's still as vicious and cunning as he was in the past, but now has the ability to impersonate binomes and sprites. Oh and any sense of restraint or morality he ''may'' have had before is now [[OhCrap totally gone]].
* VillainSue: Daemon. Absolutely nothing short of a [[PlotArmor Plot Armored]] SpannerInTheWorks stopped her plan. No one ever even got to defeat her personally, as her plan [[ThanatosGambit required her suicide]], and was only stopped after she was dead as an individual but before her infection could destroy the Net.

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: At the time, at least, pretty much every part of Reboot was this. Now, [[TechnologyMarchesOn not so much.]] much]]. Several of the models still hold up well though, at least when they aren't moving, and the [[EpicTrackingShot crazy camera movements]] proved what an AllCGICartoon could do. The ArtEvolution of the show is also fun to watch.
* VillainDecay: Inverted. Over the course of the series, Megabyte became progressively more dangerous and went from concocting subversive schemes to [[TheBadGuyWins eventually taking over Mainframe and preparing an invasion of the Supercomputer]]. Even when the heroes seemed to have defeated him at last, Megabyte comes back in season four; stronger than ever [[ForTheEvulz and completely psychotic, to boot]]. He's still as vicious and cunning as he was in the past, but now has the ability to impersonate binomes and sprites. Oh and any sense of restraint or morality he ''may'' have had before is now [[OhCrap totally gone]].
* VillainSue: Daemon. Absolutely nothing short of a [[PlotArmor Plot Armored]] SpannerInTheWorks stopped her plan. No one ever even got to defeat her personally, as her plan [[ThanatosGambit required her suicide]], and was only stopped after she was dead as an individual but before her infection could destroy the Net.
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16th Jul '16 3:40:09 PM nombretomado
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*** The number of VA's Reboot has in common with AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog. In particular, for the first two seasons, Hack and Slash were played by the same actors who played Scratch and Grounder, also inept villainous robot mooks. {{Relationship Voice Actor}}s much?

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*** The number of VA's Reboot has in common with AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog.''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. In particular, for the first two seasons, Hack and Slash were played by the same actors who played Scratch and Grounder, also inept villainous robot mooks. {{Relationship Voice Actor}}s much?
29th Apr '16 6:09:50 PM grapesandmilk
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* StopHelpingMe: Occurs in-universe, practically by name on one occasion.
** In one episode, the Binomes try to win the game for Bob by triggering an EarthShatteringKaboom, while still ''inside the planet''. Bob was not amused.
--> "I'm supposed to save them from the User, not themselves."
** In another episode, when Enzo accidentally lowered the intelligence of everybody in Mainframe, he had to deal with their attempts to "help" when they were all trapped in a game together. Eventually, he discovered the key to victory: Have them "help" the User.
--> "We are helping! We are helping!"
2nd Apr '16 4:35:25 AM dieseldragons
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Regrettably, animation goofs weren't only isolated to the first season where you'd expect it to be perfectly normal for the team and editing staff to get their bearings. Some silly things in plain sight seem to manage to slip past quality control, like virals having normal uninfected eyes, or character's anatomy interactions going a little bit haywire.
13th Jan '16 8:06:48 PM TheGingerArtist
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* FoeYay: Bob and Hexadecimal [[spoiler: who performed a HeroicSacrifice to save him]], and Dot and Megabyte [[spoiler: who posed as pre-glitch Bob, nearly married her, and even stole a kiss from her.]]

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* FoeYay: Bob and Hexadecimal Hexadecimal, with Hex seemingly unable to decide if she wants to kill him or flirt with him, [[spoiler: who performed and after her HeelFaceTurn, she kisses him and performs a HeroicSacrifice to save him]], him and Mainframe.]] As well as Dot and Megabyte Megabyte, [[spoiler: who posed with Megabyte posing as pre-glitch Bob, nearly married her, Bob to trick her into marrying him, and even stole forcing a kiss from on her.]]
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