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''Monster Allergy'' is an Italian comic book series from the same people as ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', ''ComicBook/SkyDoll'' and ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'', whose protagonist is Ezekiel Zick, a boy allergic to monsters who lives in a house that is actually a 'taming oasis' for misbehaved monsters, who are [[InvisibleToNormals invisible to normal people]]. The monsters actualy live in a suspended city above the town of Bigburg, and they are sent to the taming oases for crimes such as being overly flatulent or playing the violin badly, both big crimes by monster standards. They are supposed to reform under the eye of Tutors, monsters who take the appearance of cats when in the human world, Keepers, humans who can see monsters, and Tamers, [[spoiler:monsters that appear human and can command other monsters]]. Zick's best friend is Elena Potato, a newcomer at the town, and she finds out about the monster world. As the series progresses, Elena gains the ability to see monsters from Zick's mom, a Keeper named Greta.

The original comic ran for 29 issues from October 2003 to January 2006, and, after being picked up by independent publisher Tunué, received a 30th issue (also working as DistantFinale) in November 2015. A sequel titled ''Monster Allergy Evolution'' started in November 2016.

The comic has an animated adaptation, produced by Rainbow S.r.l (WesternAnimation/WinxClub) and Futurikon (WesternAnimation/DragonHunters), which Creator/KidsWB picked up as one of their last shows in the U.S. It was also aired on Creator/DisneyChannel Asia, and was available for streaming on Creator/{{Netflix}} between 2016 and 2018. Nowadays, the series can be streamed on official Creator/YouTube channels in multiple languages, including [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1k6AubGmoDs3Pv7KdICOxQ English]], [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWXxWal097_DR0ji9KcccxQ Spanish]], [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxXssfvBXSSmsLkA-_OKdpQ Italian]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6nBw8Y3m4D9pSUukZbu6OA Russian]].

A recap page for the animated series in need of some WikiMagic can be found [[Recap/MonsterAllergy here]].

!!Provides Examples Of:

%%* ActionGirl: Lay
* AdmiringTheAbomination: Elena's reaction to seeing the Digesting Plant for the first time.
%%* AlphaBitch: Patty and Mattie.
* AndShowItToYou: Patty and Mattie absolutely love showing anybody they can their extensive scrapbook of dead cat pictures in the comic. And describing [[CruelAndUnusualDeath the scenarios]] in morbid detail.
* {{Animesque}}: In the style of many Italian animated series lately.
%%* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Tutors, Stellar Tutors, and Maximum Tutors.
* AttentionWhore: Any member of the Gingi species, but particularly Chumba Bagingi, who was sent to an oasis for this.
%%* BareYourMidriff: Lay Mamery outfit.
%%* BettyAndVeronica: Zick has Elena as Betty and Lay as Veronica. Lay has Zick as Betty and Teddy as Veronica.
%%* BigBad: Magnacat in season 1, Moog Magister and Hector Sinestro in season 2.
%%* BigBadDuumvirate: Moog Magister and Hector Sinestro
* BigEater: With a name like Bonz Eateverything, it's kind of a given for the species. Bombos are probably next in line, though.
* BittersweetEnding: The comic book version (which started in 2003), ''and how.'' Do you remember Zick's [[IJustWantToBeNormal desire to be normal just like everyone else]]? This backfires ''[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor spectacularly]]'' in the ending. [[spoiler: After he [[HeroicSacrifice uses every single bit of his Dom power, and therefore loses it, in order to save Elena from Sinestro]], when he's back in his house, he's kinda shocked to be now unable to see his monster friends as he used to. Elena calms him down by telling the monsters (as she can see them now, after Zick's mother gave her some of her own power) to make themselves visible]]. This may fool you into thinking it's a happy ending after all, right? ''[[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Think again]]''. As it turns out, [[spoiler: when Zick asks why his dead grandparents don't show up, [[DownerEnding his mom tells him they just can't, because, ya know, they're ghosts and not monsters]].]] Bonus points for it being [[TearJerker heartwrenching as well]], if you're [[IncrediblyLamePun sensitive enough]]. As far as I know, however, this was only for the comic book: the adaptation changed it. Then, [[spoiler:Elena [[SequelHook justifies this]] by [[BreakingTheFourthWall telling the readers]] it's just [[AndTheAdventureContinues the beginning of another adventure]], and "who loves us know it is". [[CueTheSun Cue the sun]].]]
** Made ''worse'' in the DistantFinale (published in 2015, many years after the end of the series): [[spoiler:Elena had to move away, and Zick, having discovered he wasn't aging, locked himself in his room and cut contacts out of shame]]. Thankfully, [[spoiler:Bombo brings back Elena to shout some sense into him, and, together, find a way for him to recover his powers]].
%%* BetaCouple - David and Annie, at least in the comic book.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Zick has ended up losing his powers in "The Devourer", but he gets them back in "The Last Tamer".
** DePowered: It's permanent in the comic book.
* ButtMonkey: Teddy really gets into this in season 2 which includes cleaning up Dom Boxes as punishment for his misdeeds.
%%* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind
* CatchPhrase: Elena's "Holy spit!" In issue 18, Zick even comments when she frustratingly switches temporarily to "Damned whistle!" while trying to stop Bombolo's pooing.
** In the Creator/KidsWB (US) broadcast of the cartoon, "Holy spit!" was {{Bowdlerise}}d to "Holy sneeze!"
* ClingyJealousGirl: Elena is jealous of Lay Mamery, a girl tamer.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Zick loses his pants twice in the TV series; first in [[https://youtu.be/QVucUYYBKkM?t=827 episode 1]], and again near the end of episode 22 (Skip to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUy8OG79SlU&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL 6:17]]).
* CompellingVoice: The Voice Dom, also known as the Tone of the Tamer. Some monsters, of course, aren't affected by it.
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive - Magnacat
* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Bombo getting on a diet.
* DirtyCoward: Zick calls Sinestro this because he's supposed to go after his father, not him.
* ADogNamedDog: With only two known exceptions, all monsters of the Bombo species are named Bombo. And even the two exceptions (Bombolo and Borombo) have names that recall their species' name.
%%* DisappearedDad - Zob in early season 1.
* TheDragon: Omnised and Omniquad, replaced by Viziosed.
%%* EvilOverlord - Magnacat and Moog Magister
%%* FallenHero - Hector Sinestro
* FantasticRacism: The Tamers, a race of humanoid monsters, were ''all'' exiled because ''some'' of them had abused their powers.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Heavily used in the comic book:
** The real nature of the Tamers is hinted by [[AllThereInTheManual Zick's character sheet]] listing [[spoiler: a monster-like blood type and both his Zodiac sign (that only humans have) and his universal one (that only monsters have)]], and all [[spoiler:full-blooded]] Tamers having yellow speech bubbles [[spoiler: like the other monsters]].
** Greta's character sheet shows her holding [[spoiler: filled Domboxes]].
** Charlie Schuster's character sheet lists [[spoiler: his universal sign and says that they couldn't identify his blood type and favourite dish]], hinting that [[spoiler: he's actually an Imaginary Friend]].
** Aunt Ermelia's sheet lists her years as "she says 66 years but she forgets many... About half", hinting to her being a witch.
** Fire Mask's sheet, that in-universe was written by Timothy, lists his secret identity as "Secret? I recognized him immediately!", heavily implying he had already appeared even before he shows himself as [[spoiler:Magnacat]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: As usual with Disney Italy, only with an almost sadistic slant of horror ([[WordOfGod the author themselves admitted they pushed the boundaries as much as they could in this sense]]).
* GroupHug: Elena gets into this as her reaction of finally seeing monsters.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Zick is half-Tamer from his father.]]
%%* HalloweenEpisode: Twice in the series.
%%* HypnoticEyes - Gorkas and Androgorkas have these.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Zick wishes to be normal sometimes.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: "I wish I could see monsters" says Elena which she'll get it in "The Devourer".
%%* IncredibleShrinkingMan - [[spoiler:Zob and Terence.]]
%%* InterspeciesRomance - [[spoiler:Zick's parents.]]
%%* InvisibleToNormals
* JerkJock: David. In the comic, he turns out to be a closet bookworm who eventually falls for the class' resident {{Meganekko}}.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - Teddy
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Emily and Moog in the GrandFinale. In the comics, it's Moog and Hector.]]
** Also [[spoiler: Maximim Tutor Carnaby-croth]] in issue 17, [[spoiler: to protect the suspended city]].
%%* LimitedWardrobe
%%* {{Mana}} - The Dom.
* ManEatingPlant: The Digesting Plant (The name's a bit of a giveaway).
* MasterOfIllusion: Moog puts Zick into an illusion where [[spoiler:Magnacat rules Bigburg.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Played straight with Annie, but subverted with [[JerkAss Mattie]] [[AlphaBitch O'Hare]].
%%* MonsterAllies
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: The allergy in question.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Elena pulls this in "The Devourer" where she fooled Magnacat into thinking that she can't see him. Zick is also fooled by this.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Greta's ghostly parents and the Dark Phantoms, the ghost versions of bad people.
%%* OurMonstersAreDifferent
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Shows in one episode about [[spoiler:Bowleg who tries to cure himself.]]
%%* ThePowerOfFriendship - Zick and Elena.
* PowerNullifier: Zick loses his powers after the Devourer absorbed it.
** Also, lavender actually ''will'' nullify a tamer's powers, as well as calm down monsters. Another way to subdue a monster is by kicking it in the head and following that with a kiss.
%%* PresidentEvil - Magnacat.
* RakeTake: Bombo in "Zick vs. Zick". The scene in question can also be seen in the season 1 opening, as well.
%%* SealedEvilInACan
* {{Seers}}: Monsters can use astrology to see into the future, but only up to a half hour ahead.
%%* ThreeAmigos - Zick, Elena, and Teddy.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Bombo, although he can say "me".
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Zick is a monster, as with all tamers.]]
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity - Magnacat
* VillainousBreakdown: Magnacat and Moog
** As well as [[NightmareFuel/MonsterAllergy Fred the postman]] in the first issue of the comic, for that matter.
%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting - Magnacat, Gorkas, and few others.
* WackyCravings: When provoked, Bonz Eateverythings [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin eat everything in sight, ranging from objects to other monsters and people]]. Also, Bombos, while more controlled and friendly, have shown to be able to eat just as much [[UpToEleven and then some]], with our Bombo ending the first issue of the sequel by eating [[spoiler:''Zick's out-of-control and homicidal power'']].
%%* WeaponsThatSuck - the Dom Box.
%%* WhamEpisode - "The Devourer"
%%* YouCanSeeMe
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness - [[spoiler:Moog kills Emily.]]