'''Club Pretty Cure''' is a ScriptFic by Tropers/{{ryanasaurus0077}} with a school club thematic.

A character sheet can be found [[Characters/ClubPrettyCure here]].

!!This fanfic has thus far been confirmed or speculated to contain examples of:
* ActorAllusion: In episode 5, Susana responds to Pam's question about how she knew Lars Ulrich was once a tennis player before joining {{Metallica}} by remarking, "I read all about it in [[GratuitousSpanish Metllica: Una Historia]]."
** In episode 8, having discovered in the previous episode who the Cures are, Professor Jameson says, "Beware of Chinatown gangsters. They're the most embarrassing way for people like you to die. [[Series/DoctorWho Frankly, I should know myself, having once examined an extraterrestrial who caught a bunch of their bullets.]]"
** From episode 19's ScoobyDoobyDoors gag:
-->'''Ian Hart''': Troll! Troll in the dungeon! Thought you ought to know. ''[faints]''\\
'''Susana''': [[OhCrap Oh, crap.]]\\
''[the chase continues]''
* ActuallyIAmHim: Spoken almost verbatim by Susana in episode 27 when the Cures are looking for her and come across who they believe to be a male student:
-->'''Ryan''': Excuse me, Mister, but have you seen Susana Cortez?\\
''[Susana turns around and sees her friends]''\\
'''Susana''': Actually, I am her.
* AlphaBitch: Susana tries to be this in the first few episodes until her HeelRealization in episode 4. In episode 11, Benote Arnold, also from America (specifically, above the Mason-Dixon line), shows up, and she proves to be not just a straighter example of this, but also a stereotypical Flavor 2 Eaglelandress. Susana, who had been raised in America for almost a full decade and had become a JerkWithAHeartOfGold several episodes earlier, has this to say about her.
-->'''Susana''': Dixieland may be full of racists, and I was once worse than the Dixies myself, but this Northerner sets new lows as far as the "bastion of blind arrogance" goes. Did she honestly think the Ivy League was too good for her?\\
'''Pam''': She's probably twice as bad as that bugger from the Windy City!\\
'''Layla''': Even the French and the Canadians are tolerable in comparison to her!
** That said, she matures into a LovableAlphaBitch by season 2.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: White Southerners, as first stated by Noah Kent, the rhythmic gymnastics squad captain. This element, along with most white Southerners, predictably disappeared between seasons, and the few white Southerners that appear in season 2 are much, much nicer than their season 1 counterparts.
* BilingualBonus: "Mirai, Mostrati!" is actually Italo-Japanese hybrid for "Show thyself, O future!"
** See also ForeignCussWord and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* BitingTheHandHumor: Any reference to Apple as a "[[CorruptCorporateExecutive California legal psycho]]". Considering the scripts are typed out on a [=MacBook=]...
** Doubly so since it would seem EveryoneOwnsAMac in this series.
* BlooperReel: Parodied.
* BoomerangBigot: When Susana is introduced, she's established as [[ButNotTooForeign half-Hispanic and half-white]], and hating both halves equally. She gets better, though.
** The author himself is from the South, and in this series, Southerners are portrayed as AlwaysChaoticEvil, and anti-Southerner slurs such as "peckerwood", "redneck", "cracker", "hillbilly", and "[[Series/DuckDynasty shower]] [[Creator/CharlieSheen dodger]]" pop up fairly often.
* BrickJoke: In episode 5, Susana tells a student, "You should come to one of my band's concerts sometime; I can do a really mean can-can." At the end of the episode, Susana leads her group, HFR, through a thrash metal rendition of "Galop Infernal", thus taking ExactWords to its logical extreme.
* CelebrityCameo: Happens in every instance of ScoobyDoobyDoors in the series. Few celebrities involved actually had a more traditional guest appearance in the series proper.
** Episode 8: Creator/DavidTennant (in character as [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]])
** Episode 9: Svetlana Zakharova
** Episode 11: Aidan Quinn (in character as Benedict Arnold)
** Episode 12: JohnCleese
** Episode 13: LeonardoDiCaprio (in character as [[Film/DjangoUnchained Calvin Candie]])
** Episode 14: AlPacino (in character as [[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]])
** Episode 15: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler (yes, that one, portrayed by Albert Welling)
** Episode 16: Ritchie Coster
** Episode 17: Rick Astley
** Episode 18: Creator/ChristianBale
** Episode 19: Ian Hart
** Episode 20: Eric Roberts
** Episode 21: Lars Ulrich
** Episode 22: Creator/AyaHirano
** Episode 23: Hayden Christensen (in character as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] and voiced by Creator/JamesEarlJones)
** Episode 24: JulieAndrews
** Episode 25: Nadia Comăneci
** Episode 26: Anne Hathaway
** Episode 27: James Hetfield
** Episode 28: RieKugimiya (cosplaying as [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana]])
** Episode 29: Gemma Jones
** Episode 30: Ian [=McDiarmid=] (in character as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Sidious]])
** Episode 31: Music/KanyeWest
** Episode 32: Music/OneDirection
** Episode 33: Creator/CharlieSheen
** Episode 34: Creator/EmmaWatson (in character as [[Film/ThisIsTheEnd herself]]--that's right, no CelebrityParadox here!)
** Episode 35: Creator/BenAffleck (in character as [[Film/ManOfSteel the Batman]])
** Episode 36: DanielCraig (in character as Franchise/JamesBond)
* CelebrityParadox: Averted in episode 34, when Creator/EmmaWatson (in an ActorAllusion to her role in ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'', down to her costume) tries to rob the participants in the episode's ScoobyDoobyDoors chase at axepoint before Susana [[TakeThatMe pushes her into the nearest door]] with a well-timed FingerpokeOfDoom.
-->'''Susana''': I always wanted to try that on myself.
* ChorusGirls: All seven of the Cures in the full closing sequence (which is exclusive to home video due to technical limitations); however, they subvert this by wearing their Cure costumes for the duration of the sequence.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Some characters are completely absent in season 2; Robert Frankenstein, as can be expected, is among them.
* CorruptHick: A recurring character, Robert Frankenstein, makes life a living hell in Brighton whenever he appears, and he's not German, he hails from Tennessee and wears a white suit. He's a misanthrope and a democratic dog-kicker, denigrating both man and woman, and he spares not even his own race (even calling it, with full sarcasm, "the finest breed in all the world, and Hitler himself was part of it") when making racist remarks. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He's also a cigar chomper.]] This is the main reason why he only appears in season 1. [[LaserGuidedKarma Interestingly, even the Cures aren't hesitant to get back at him with ethnic slurs meant to offend]] [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs whites, Southerners, and white Southerners]].
-->'''Robert''': [[EstablishingCharacterMoment All right, you limeys, you're under arrest for fraternizing with a Commie, a spic, and a chink!]]\\
'''Susana''': I'm sorry, Sheriff, but you have no authority here, and you just [[Literature/ThePrincessBride fell victim to one of the classic blunders]]!\\
'''Robert''': What's that?\\
'''Susana''': [[RhymesOnADime You don't piss off a spic, you hick!]]
* CountryMatters: After swearing at Pam for insensitivity to boarding school students, Susana yells, "See you next Tuesday!"
** In an example that also doubles as TakeThatMe, Susana calls the author the C word [[ForeignCussWord in Spanish]] in an early episode. This actually gets bleeped in the American broadcast version.
* CrossCastRole: RupertGrint as Ryan/Cure Ribbon. Also Alex Watson (EmmaWatson's brother) as Cure Supernatural.
* DanceBattler[=/=]IKnowMaddenKombat: Ryan/Cure Ribbon really loves to incorporate rhythmic gymnastics into her fighting style.
* DancingTheme: All the Cures have them for their henshin sequences, with the style of music listed first, then the dance style and the Cure ('80s pop/[[TheCastShowoff cheerleading]] for Pam, ballet/rhythmic gymnastics for Ryan, light techno/jazz dance for Layla, hard rock/figure skating for Susana, JPop/capoeira for Tina, hip hop/modern dance for Sheila, and celtic electronica/[[LetsHaveACeilidh ceilidh]] for Zebulon).
* DarkerAndEdgier: The first few episodes, which [[RealitySubtext reflect the author's mental state at the time he wrote them]], have a lot of drama and DesignatedHero-type behavior compared to later episodes; EarlyInstallmentWeirdness doesn't even ''begin'' to describe it.
* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: Susana makes a scathing mockery of it in her powerup episode when Ryan asks why she cut her hair and started wearing the male uniform after her insecurities came to light.
* {{Dubtitle}}: "Galope infernal" and "No se puede parar la msica" both get this treatment. [[FunWithSubtitles The dubtitles are actually the original lyrics in their respective original languages.]]
* {{Eagleland}}: Americans, Canadians, and Mexicans alike are usually portrayed as Flavor 2 Eaglelanders when they appear, and Susana is no exception at first. This is in contrast with the British and European characters, who are typically portrayed as more altruistic than anything. WordOfGod is that despite such a contrast between North Americans and Europeans, the series isn't supposed to be anti-American, but rather pro-European (the author himself is an unrepentant Europhile who has quite a bit of British and European cinema on videocassette and videodisc). However, people from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line and east of the Mississippi tend to be treated the most harshly except for the odd diplomat type (as seen in one episode that takes place at the U.S. Embassy in London, where the Americans there are depicted as Flavor 1 Eaglelanders and Ryan, who had made a remark about Americans probably being warmongers in episode 1, is genuinely and pleasantly surprised that Americans can also promote peace).
** A very notable Flavor 2 Eaglelander from Chicago appears in the episode "Windy City Wanker" (original British title "A Billy Yank Bully") who embodies every negative stereotype of American culture and, when Susana tries to [[FlippingTheBird retaliate for his obnoxious behavior with the Trudeau salute]], [[InsultBackfire simply returns the favor]].
-->'''Susana''': You know, you remind me of an old pen pal from Tennessee. ''[flips the bird]'' I hated him.\\
'''Windy City Tourist''': Up yours, Pommy Grant! ''[flips the bird, then departs]''\\
'''Pam''': Oh, I say! ''[gives the departing Windy City tourist the bras d'honneur]''\\
'''Susana''': Typical Windy City punk. [[YourMom Was his mother involved in a car accident on Upper Whacker when he wasn't buckled up?]]
** Robert Frankenstein, a CorruptHick, is a very obvious Flavor 2 from the instant he shows up.
** More Flavor 1 Eaglelanders appear in season 2.
* EmmaWatson: As Mexican-American-British drummer Susana Cortez.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: CorruptHick Robert Frankenstein trying to [[BullyingADragon arrest Pretty Cure]] and [[KickTheDog dropping four ethnic slurs in his very first line of dialogue]], just so the viewers know he's a total bastard like everyone else from the South.
* EveryoneOwnsAMac: Even with all the [[BitingTheHandHumor potshots at Apple Computer]], there's a shortage of Windows users (not to mention Unix/Linux users) in this series.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As stated in the ChristmasEpisode, even [[AlwaysChaoticEvil white Southerners]] will drop everything to just enjoy the holiday season.
-->'''Noah Kent''': Ah, yes. Christmastime, the only time of the year where white Southerners are ever nice.
** Even Robert Frankenstein joins in on the Yuletide cheer and [[PetTheDog gives Susana a new Wii U with a decent set of games for Christmas]].
-->'''Pam''': [[LampshadeHanging I honestly don't understand how that could've happened.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Pam, Ryan, Layla, Susana, and Sheila all have this as part of their respective henshin sequences, and Ryan's [[DanceBattler fighting]] [[IKnowMaddenKombat style]], predictably enough, has a lot of it.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Merxenon is a mercury/xenon hybrid.
* {{Expy}}: Each of the protagonists has various traits of different characters from different media, including (but not limited to) ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', and ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''.
* FakeAmerican: EmmaWatson as ''Mexican'' character Susana Cortez. Her younger sister Aa is played by Georgina Grint (RupertGrint's sister). [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent They both use a regular American accent.]]
* FakeBrit: There's quite a few.
* FlippingTheBird or VSign: Depending on where the series is (theoretically) broadcast, one or the other will make infrequent appearances. Usually, the former is swapped for the latter in the American broadcast version; however, if the Trudeau salute provides much-needed context a V sign facing the wrong way couldn't make up for, it's simply blurred out (as seen when Susana and the obnoxious Windy City tourist flip each other off, as mentioned earlier).
* ForeignCussWord: In several different languages, including Russian and Spanish.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Double subverted; Ryan does drink vodka a lot, but it's a non-alcoholic variation with fermented grapes and milk chocolate flavouring.
* FullCircleRevolution: Discussed in episode 1. "Remember, Robespierre and Stalin overthrew tyrannies once upon a time, too."
* GeekReferencePool: [[AuthorAppeal What did you expect?]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This exchange from episode 1; however, Susana's radar picks it up rather quickly.
-->'''Susana''': I want your voice to be spic-and-span by the time we perform one week from nowyou're my backing vocalist for that song!\\
'''Richard''': Very well, I guess I'll start by being span.\\
'''Susana''': [[AtLeastIAdmitIt Don't you start emulating my bigotry now!]]
** The ForeignCussWord trope is another common way to do this.
** Generally averted during HFR concerts; Susana isn't above swearing and singing about controversial topics (performances of Chuck Brodsky's "Blow 'Em Away", GNR's "One in a Million" and "Mr. Brownstone", and Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" are just a few examples), though even she has her limits.
* TheGlassesComeOff: Inverted with Ryan, who wears contacts most of the time and switches to glasses when she does rhythmic gymnastics.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Really, it's a linguistic free-for-all, with Russian, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, German, and even Latin being thrown around at least OnceAnEpisode (though usually only one or two foreign languages are spoken in each episode). Ryan, Susana, Tina, Alodia, Basia, and Aa are especially prone to this. For example, in episode 4, Cure Ribbon refutes a pessimistic application by Susana of a proverb by Sir William Drummond with a more optimistic proverb she falsely attributes to Confucius:
-->'''Cure Ribbon''': Confucius say, "与偏执者理论比与不可移动的物体理论容易。[[note]]Yǔ piānzh zhě lǐln bǐ yǔ bkě ydng de wtǐ lǐln rngy.[[/note]]" Reasoning with a bigot is easier than reasoning with an immovable object.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: How does the staff respond to Susana's antics? Automatically assume that Americans don't wear school uniforms and that they're all fans of {{Metallica}} and other acts (in other words, "[[CloudCuckoolander America the Eccentric]]"). [[LawfulStupid Even when they see evidence to the contrary on the former count]] (including Susana's younger sister Aa).
* HellBentForLeather: Both of the Cortez sisters like to wear leather jackets, though Susana wears them more often.
* HitlerAteSugar: "Remember, Robespierre and Stalin overthrew tyrannies once upon a time, too."
* HollywoodHacking: Susana really loves rerouting the school's P.A. system to play {{Metallica}} songs, as established in an early episode when "Hit the Lights" plays over the loudspeakers. This shortly becomes a running gag throughout the series. She even goes so far as to {{Rickroll}} the entire school in another episode.
* HypocriticalHumor: Tina does this in episode 8 when she calls Susana on her mock Asian accent (which the latter claims to have picked up from "one of those Hong Kong English-dubbed martial arts pictures").
-->'''Tina''': Ugh... dis she nae ken that aw Asians speak wi' a Scots accent?
* InTheStyleOf: A Romantic-style performance of "Mexican Hat Dance" by the London Symphony Orchestra is played during Pretty Cure's dance lesson in "Quinceaera".
* InsultBackfire: A mild example: when Pam tells Ryan that she has weird tastes in beverages due to her affinity for non-alcoholic chocolate vodka, Ryan replies, "Don't we ever?" Then she offers Pam a drink.
** The aforementioned Windy City tourist likes the bird so much, he gives Susana the Trudeau salute immediately after she flips him off.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Susana's father is named German, but someone with the most basic understanding of Spanish would know to pronounce it "Herman".
* JumpScare: In episode 35, Susana is startled when a door opens during the ScoobyDoobyDoors chase of the episode and Creartor/BenAffleck appears behind it. Cue the sudden loud chord, Susana stumbling backwards a few steps, and Affleck (in his Batsuit) introducing himself.
-->'''Creator/BenAffleck''': I'm Batman.\\
'''Susana''': I know. But you're also three years too early, aren't you? No offense.\\
'''Ben Affleck''': None taken. You know where I can find Zack Snyder?\\
'''Susana''': Hollywood, obviously.\\
'''Pam''': [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD It's a magical place]]... oops, wrong comic.\\
'''Ben Affleck''': Thanks.\\
''[the chase continues]''
* JurisdictionFriction: PlayedForLaughs when a sheriff from a small town in Tennessee tries to arrest some people in Brighton, which is across the pond from Tennessee. Also said sheriff's EstablishingCharacterMoment.
* KirkSummation: Pretty Cure issues one to Susana in episode 4 and convinces her that [[HeelFaceTurn she can become a better person]]. This allows Alodia and Basia to awaken her Pretty Cure side.
-->'''Cure Ribbon''': Confucius say, "与偏执者理论比与不可移动的物体理论容易。[[note]]Yǔ piānzh zhě lǐln bǐ yǔ bkě ydng de wtǐ lǐln rngy.[[/note]]" Reasoning with a bigot is easier than reasoning with an immovable object.\\
'''Susana''': What are you talking abo-!?\\
''[Cure Cinema administers a BrightSlap to Susana]''\\
'''Cure Cinema''': Attitudes change! People change! Even you can change! But one thing that will never change is that in the fight between good and evil, the forces of good will ultimately triumph. And you too can triumph over your own personal demons!
* LeotardOfPower: Ryan/Cure Ribbon, as well as Cure Supernatural.
* LighterAndSofter: Season 2. There's no real sign of the DesignatedHero-type behavior that occurred in the previous season, for example, and even Benote is nicer than she was before (granted, she does undergo CharacterDevelopment towards the end of the first season). Plus, the overall tone is much closer to "traditional" Pretty Cure than is that of the previous season.
* LongLostRelative: Ryan's older sister Catherine. She's not lost per se, but she left her ballet slippers to Ryan before moving to London to join the Royal Ballet before the start of the series.
* MeaningfulName: Benote Arnold, the American expatriate who makes life hell for Pretty Cure starting in episode 11 and is especially nasty towards Susana just for being an American. Susana herself makes a note of it.
-->'''Susana''': With a name like that, you can hardly expect her to represent the "beacon of freedom and democracy".
* {{Meganekko}}: Ryan, mainly during rhythmic gymnastics practice. Layla is a straighter example.
* MultiPartEpisode: A special story set on the 50th anniversary of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Because what British SpeculativeFiction series would be complete without a ''Doctor Who'' reference? Also an example of...
** DirectToVideo
** BonusEpisode
** DressUpEpisode: For this story, many of the major/supporting characters are dressed as ''Doctor Who'' characters:
*** Pam: Susan Foreman
*** Ryan: Nyssa
*** Layla: Rose Tyler
*** Susana: Fifth Doctor
*** Tina: Amy Pond
*** Sheila: Sarah Jane Smith
*** Zebulon: Tenth Doctor
*** Alodia: River Song
*** Basia: Eighth Doctor
*** Benote: The Master (Eric Roberts)
*** Richard: Sixth Doctor
*** Meredith: Eleventh Doctor
*** Gottlieb: Second Doctor
*** Charlotte: Fourth Doctor
*** Aa: Clara Oswald
*** Professor Wheeler: Ninth Doctor
*** Professor Arden: The Master (Roger Delgado)
*** Professor Jameson: [[ActorAllusion Seventh Doctor]]
*** Georgia: Ian Chesterton
*** Helen: Barbara Wright
*** Linda: Adric
*** [[spoiler:Hyde]]: First Doctor
*** [[spoiler:Svetlana]]: Tegan Jovanka
* MusicalEpisode: A later episode will be this, or rather, a ballet episode. It's not meant to showcase the main cast's dancing talents (in fact, a few of the main characters implicitly or explicitly admit to having two left feet in that regard), but rather to see what they can do with mime, figure skating, and rhythmic gymnastics. Some supporting characters will dance in that episode, though, as will a whole lot of extras. As such, it'll be the only episode without dialogue.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Happens twice in episode 4. When three friends suddenly break up with each other in front of Susana after having been so close to each other the day before, she starts to wonder if her own behavior had anything to do with it. When Pam drops by the music room some time later to apologize to Susana for hitting her, it's a ghost town, Susana is nowhere to be seen, the band's supervisor is watching the keyboardist pack her things before leaving, and the rhythm guitarist, who had yelled at Susana minutes earlier, is beating himself up over his own rash tirade.
* NamesTheSame[=/=]GenderBlenderName: Ryan shares her name with the author himself; WordOfGod confirms it's either just a coincidence, or else the name was simply chosen for no reason whatsoever.
* NonUniformUniform: Ryan wears her rhythmic gymnastics uniform's ballet slippers with her regular school uniform.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Both of Natalya and Marius Montana's daughters speak [[BritishAccent BBC English]]; averted by Natalya herself, as well as the Cortez sisters (both played by British actresses with Southern belle accents).
* NotHelpingYourCase: When Richard finds himself under fire from his own bandmates for hurting Susana's feelings with a racist tirade, he tries to refute Charlotte's point about how low he had just sunk (including, for example, a statement that even [[ItsAllAboutMe W.]] [[TedBaxter Axl]] [[Music/GunsNRoses Rose]] wouldn't go that far) by bringing up the song "One in a Million" and quoting an uncensored line from the song, [[SoundEffectBleep bleeped (and asterisked-out)]] N word and all.
* TheOneGuy: Zebulon.
* TheOner: Benote's speech to Zebulon about why women are superior to men, [[ItMakesSenseInContext and for]] [[DiscretionShot good reason]].
* PimpedOutDress: Both Ryan and Layla have been shown to wear one to formal events, and the former's formal gown incorporates a ballerina skirt[[note]]The modern version gets its name because it's based on the old Romantic tutu; it's exclusively worn as a formal gown and/or as a fashion statement and reaches the ankle[[/note]].
* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: Two in episode 4, one affecting Pretty Cure and the other affecting HFR. Susana's to blame for both of them.
* PostScriptSeason: Season 2 concentrates on Pretty Cure's first year in the upper division of Iglioba Academy (which, apparently, has a middle division for Years 6-8 and an upper division for Years 9-12) and their fight against a different group of enemies.
* PowerCrystal: Cure Cinema's offensive weapons, the Merxenon Quartzes.
* PrecisionFStrike: In episode 27, Susana has this to say about Pam asking why she doesn't wear the female uniform when trying to blend in with the other Iglioba students (and it's even ruder than her response to Ryan wondering the same thing):
-->'''Susana''': What are you, dense? Are you spastic or something? Who the hell do you think I am? God damn it, I am not a stereotypical boarding school student!
** Even more humorously, the US broadcast version replaces "God damn it!" with "You asswipe!".
* ProductionPosse: Quite a few posses are involved in this one.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Features in many of Ryan's and Aa's outfits.
* RealLifeRelative: RupertGrint's sister Georgina and EmmaWatson's brother Alex both have roles in this series.
* RealSongThemeTune: "I Disappear" by Music/{{Metallica}}. It may sound like SoundtrackDissonance for the most part given the theme of this series (and even given the tone), but when you consider Susana is a fan of the group...
** The comparatively lighter season 2 averts this and uses a more traditional "Pretty Cure" theme, [[DoItYourselfThemeTune performed by HFR and sung by Susana]]... ''in Japanese''. Yes, the lyrics are even displayed in Japanese script at the bottom of the screen, just like any anime.
* RealityEnsues: In episode 2, when her rhythmic gymnastics practice is interrupted by a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad who then tries to attack her, Ryan [[YouWouldntHitAGuyWithGlasses hides behind her glasses]]. Said miniboss actually backs down and is quickly attacked by Cure Cinema.
** In episode 4, a long racist tirade directed at HFR's lead guitarist/vocalist causes the entire band to break up almost at once.
* RealityHasNoSubtitles[=/=]FunWithSubtitles: Most foreign speech doesn't get to be subtitled; however, two of the songs Susana sings for HFR in Spanish get dubtitled in their respective original languages ("Galope infernal" is dubtitled in the original French, and "No se puede parar la msica" is dubtitled in the original English).
* {{Reconstruction}}: Season 2 is this as far as a "Pretty Cure"-style tone is concerned.
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: Defied; though zombies can be killed by this method, they will ''stay'' dead. [[ShockAndAwe Electrocution, though, seems to make them human again without killing them.]]
* RickRoll: At least twice, the first time using an original recording of Rick Astley's hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" over the loudspeakers, and again when Susana performs the song in concert as a TranslatedCoverVersion.
* RideTheLightning: Cure Ribbon name-drops this several times. WordOfGod says it's yet another deliberate ShoutOut to the Music/{{Metallica}} song of the same name.
* RuleOfFunny: Anti-white and anti-Southerner slurs being used by the protagonists as [[PayEvilUntoEvil tit for tat]] against a racist CorruptHick type in several episodes.
-->'''Susana''': Go back to Cracker Barrel, you hillbilly cracker!\\
'''Pam''': Gringo supremo!\\
'''Ryan''': Redneck [[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell capitalist]] [[HypocriticalHumor pig!]]\\
'''Layla''': Peckerwood frog! Wait, you're not French!
* RuleOfSeven: The henshin code has seven digits, and seven is repeated thrice throughout.
* RupertGrint: As Russo-British gymnast Ryan Montana.
* ScheduleSlip: Originally planned for release at the end of September 2013, the first episode (titled "A Cinematic Debut" in the US and "Pam and the Bats" in the UK) was instead released in the first half of October 2013. Due to various circumstances, the second episode (titled "Shall We Dance?" in the US and "Strictly Come Dancing" in the UK) wasn't released until January 2014, even though it was originally slated for a November 2013 release.
* ScienceFantasy: This explains why Ryan's able to wear ballet shoes during gymnastics practice; apparently, despite this being chiefly a fantasy series, there are quite a few elements of science fiction thrown in, including special fabrics that can emulate a foot's grip.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Done in many episodes. A [[CelebrityCameo celebrity]] would always appear randomly during this gag.
* SheCleansUpNicely: The few times Susana doesn't look as slapdash as usual, you'll know it's a formal occasion; even then, though, she simply wears unusually neat casual clothes, as seen in the episode set at the embassy. Her hair also isn't as messy as usual, if at all (though, to be fair, she does at least put in an effort to make her hair neat all the time).
* ShockAndAwe: The electric ribbon wielded by Cure Ribbon is ''very'' electric. Attacks with it are often preceded by a pair of [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Pre-Asskicking One-Liners]].
-->'''Cure Ribbon''': Time to RideTheLightning, zombie! ''[whips the ribbon around a couple of times]'' Shall we dance?
* ShoutOut: Numerous. For example, as seen in episode 8, Pam, Susana, and Sheila will sometimes react to something horrifying in this manner:
-->'''Sheila''': Disgraceful!\\
'''Susana''': Disgusting!\\
'''Pam''': Despicable!
* ShowWithinAShow: The fictional PBS America sketch comedy program ''PBS [=LaughHour=]'', which features in several episodes.
* ShownTheirWork:
** Several implausible details are explained in-series:
*** A Classic Mac that connects to the Internet: [[spoiler:It's a Quadra 700, which has Ethernet connectivity.]]
*** Ryan's glasses staying on during her rhythmic gymnastics sessions: [[spoiler:She uses an Elastic Sports Band safety strap to hold her glasses in place.]]
** Cure Ribbon's pointe shoes hurt her feet a bit, especially early on when Ryan isn't used to wearing pointe shoes even in civilian form.
* SilverHasMysticPowers: Two of the Cures have silver offensive weapons.
* SophisticatedAsHell: When EmmaWatson's NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent in episode 27, Susana's dialogue tends to fall into this. For example:
-->'''Susana''': Look, Padme, I am not in the mood to hear you talking my bloody ear off, so kindly turn around and piss off!
* SoundEffectBleep: Sometimes, this is necessary. In episode 34, this is PlayedForLaughs.
-->'''Creator/EmmaWatson''': Back the [BLEEP] up!\\
'''Cure Ribbon''': I'm not gonna electrocute Emma Watson!\\
'''Emma Watson''': Give me everything you have to drink!\\
'''Cure Cinema''': There are nine of us! You can't rob us!\\
'''Emma Watson''': I'm not [BLEEP]ing around!\\
''[Cure Power Chord walks up to Emma and uses the FingerpokeOfDoom to push her into the nearest door]''\\
'''Cure Power Chord''': I always wanted to try that on myself.\\
''[the chase continues]''
* SpeakOfTheDevil: A universal catchphrase amongst the characters. Among the variants:
** English: "Speak of the devil, and he shall appear." - Spoken by Pam, Ryan, Layla, Sheila, Zebulon, Richard, Meredith, Charlotte, Benote, Yankee, and Maureen, among others.
** French: "Quand on parle du loup, on en voit la queue." - Spoken by Benote and a few FrenchJerk archetypes.
** Spanish: "Hablando del Rey de Roma, por la puerta asoma." - Spoken by Susana, Tina, Alodia, Basia, and Aa.
** Afrikaans: "Praat van die duiwel en jy trap op sy stert." - Spoken by Sheila in early episodes before she permanently switches to the original English.
** Cantonese: "日头唔好讲人,夜晚唔好讲鬼."[[note]]R tou w hǎo jiǎng rn, ywǎn w hǎo jiǎng guǐ.[[/note]] - Spoken by Susana and Tina.
** Dutch: "Als je het over de duivel hebt, trap je op zijn staart." - Spoken by Sheila a couple of times early on.
** German: "Wird der Teufel genannt, kommt er gerannt." - Spoken by Gottlieb.
** Irish: "Tagann gach aon rud lena iomr ach madadh rua agus marbhn." - Spoken by Richard and at least once by Roderic.
** Italian: "Parli del diavolo e spuntano le corna." - Spoken by Susana, Alodia, and Basia.
** Japanese: "うわさをすれば影."[[note]]Uwasa o sureba kage.[[/note]] - Spoken by Susana, Tina, Alodia, Basia, and Yankee.
** Mandarin: "說曹操,曹操到."[[note]]Shuō cocāo, cocāo do.[[/note]] - Spoken by Ryan in a few episodes.
** Russian: "Помяни чёрта, он и появится." - Spoken mainly by Ryan, but also in a few episodes by Svetlana.
* StealthPun: Pam's alarm clock in episode 1 says "4:04" when she looks at it after getting ready for school. "404" is British slang for "clueless", apparently derived from the ubiquitous 404 error.
* StockBritishPhrases: Expect phrases such as "bloody", "bugger", "temper, temper", "dialogue box", "dear me", and "bloody hell" from time to time, this being set in Britain (specifically, and for the most part, in a real-life place called Brighton).
* SuperGenderBender: Zebulon/Cure Choushizen.
* TakeThat: Cure Power Chord's powerup episode is a merciless parody of episode 10 of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', in that when Susana's insecurities surface, she does the exact opposite of what Utena does: she ''cuts her hair'' and starts wearing the male uniform. Susana's reasoning? "Even if I wanted to at this point, to wear the female uniform in response to my uniqueness being made a mockery of would be infringing TV Tokyo's copyright."
** Tumblr gets quite a few of them. For example:
*** The [[TropaholicsAnonymous Tumblrholics Anonymous]] gathering in episode 5.
*** In episode 12, Susana says, "Tumblr is full of misanthropes and pigheaded bullies who will do anything to promote their causes, if they have any to begin with."
*** Episode 14 deals with a [[TheYardies new mob]] called The Tumblrs, and the leader admits that the spelling is deliberate, to reflect the fact that Tumblr is full of [[GoshDangItToHeck scum]].
*** In episode 20, Eric Roberts (who [[AdamWesting makes the most]] [[SmugSnake of his type]]) offends Susana by asking if she has a Tumblr blog, and Susana responds by sending him through a door and [[NoIndoorVoice screaming (at the top of her lungs, even!)]] [[ForeignCussWord the most vile profanity in the Spanish language]]. Yep, both she and the author hate Tumblr ''that'' much.
--->'''Eric Roberts''': Need a haircut, greaser?\\
'''Susana''': I say! Have you been reading too many S.E. Hinton novels?\\
'''Eric Roberts''': Do you have a Tumblr blog?\\
''[Susana opens a door and [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning roundhouse kicks]] him through]''\\
'''Susana''': '''''HIJO DE UNA GRAN PUTA!'''''\\
''[the chase continues]''
*** Another episode makes mention of a boy breaking up with his girlfriend for using Tumblr, thinking she was no better than the ([[NeverLiveItDown admittedly few]]) misandrists who infamously pollute the site.
*** Susana actually makes her disdain for Tumblr known early on, during her {{Jerkass}} phase, just so it's clear that EveryoneHasStandards.
*** How reviled is Tumblr to the author? A StrawFeminist background character actually says "[[StrawmanPolitical Palin for President of Eagleland!]] [[EverythingIsRacist Demolish all lighthouses!]] [[DisproportionateRetribution Make men bleed more if their noses bleed!]] [[WretchedHive Boycott Reddit!]] ''[[EveryoneHasStandards Down with Tumblr!]]''" in one episode.
*** Robert Frankenstein makes it clear that Tumblr is his favorite blogging site. The author himself, on whom the character is based, despises the site and will only use that blog if he absolutely must (i.e. for researching purposes), having broken his Tumblr addiction in 2013.
* TakeThatMe: "You know, you remind me of an old pen pal from Tennessee. ''I hated him.''"
** Robert Frankenstein is a clear-cut example in the form of an AuthorAvatar (or, in the author's own words: "He's me without my positive traits, made just for the haters").
* TedBaxter: Richard briefly degenerates into this in episode 4, when [[TheDogBitesBack he decides he has had enough of the rest of HFR casually abusing him]] and takes his feelings way too far.
** Played straight with Robert Frankenstein, a small-town sheriff from Tennessee and recurring antagonist who claims authority over anywhere and everywhere he happens to go.
* [[ThoseWackyNazis Those Wacky]] GratuitousNazis: Episode 15 features a CelebrityCameo by Der Fhrer himself, and those involved in the ScoobyDoobyDoors chase of the episode give him the appropriate greeting upon seeing him emerge from one door. Everyone, even Der Fhrer, is confused by this turn of events.
-->'''Pretty Cure''': Heil Hitler!\\
'''Roderic''': Heil Hitler!\\
''[Der Fhrer hesitates and retreats into a nearby door]''\\
'''Cure Power Chord''': How the hell did Hitler get here?\\
'''Cure Ribbon''': I don't know. [[StupidJetpackHitler He probably stole a jetpack.]]\\
''[the chase continues]''
* ThreeDimensionalEpisode: Every episode, in fact.
* TightsUnderShorts: Susana sometimes does this.
* TitleDrop: In episode 2, but only in the American version. "Shall we dance?"
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Susana and Aa.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Susana does figure skating as a hobby, and a bunch of her accessories (including her laptop decorations) and even her entire room (as seen in an episode that takes place in the summer) feature the color pink rather heavily.
* TookALevelInKindness: Benote, starting in season 2, thanks to some CharacterDevelopment towards the end of the first season.
* TranslationConvention: Tina's Scottish accent is rendered as a blend of the English and Scots languages. Averted with any language that isn't English; if you hear something in the English language, it means that English actually was being spoken (same with other languages, which, [[FunWithSubtitles with few]] [[{{Dubtitle}} exceptions]], [[RealityHasNoSubtitles are not subtitled]]).
* UniversalAdaptorCast: In the spinoff series ''Playhouse Club Pretty Cure''. Some typecasting does take place, of course.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Season 2 will include an hour-long episode called "Quinceaera", which focuses not just on the titular Hispanic tradition and a celebration of Susana's 15th birthday by family and friends, but also on the topic of individuality. The titular quinceaera itself is an amalgamation of numerous local variations on the tradition from different parts of the world, with some original touches by Susana.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Any villain that tries actively to kill someone is not to be taken lightly. Fortunately, Pretty Cure shields Susana from the deadly laser bolt just in time, in spite of everything.
* WitchWithACapitalB: Ryan refers to Susana as this in episode 2. "She's certainly a witch, the way she's acting." This is also a stealth reference to ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', where actual witches are stated to be halfway between two races (in their case, humans and monsters).
* AWizardDidIt: Ryan's ballet slippers defy logic because WordOfGod says that "this is an alternate universe where special fabrics are already available that in RealLife are more of a thing of the future"; thus, a sci-fi wizard did it. Cure Ribbon's pointe shoes, on the other hand, defy logic to the point where even the smartest wizard is confused as to how the hell she could do complicated rhythmic gymnastics stunts in those shoes, though she being a Cure, this is generally to be expected.
* YearsTooEarly: Susana saying in episode 35 that Creator/BenAffleck is three years too early to be the Batman. However, this isn't meant to be an insult, but rather a case of RealitySubtext.