''Space Heroes'' is an AnimatedSeries chronicling the adventures of Captain Ryan, Crankshaw, and Commander Grundch, and their continuing troubles and tribulations.
Well, not really. This series does not exist; it's actually a ShowWithinAShow from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''. However, while the series may not be real, the tropes it uses are...
!!Tropes this series uses:
* AffectionateParody: Of ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''.
* BadBoss: Captain Ryan. Just ''how'' this guy managed to become a commanding officer of his own spaceship and remain in charge with the high mortality rate his crew suffers is a [[NoodleIncident total mystery]].
* DatingCatwoman: Ryan enters a relationship with Celestial, an alien woman who then tries to kill him--so he kills her first.
* DeflectorShield: Their ship has those, as shown in several episodes.
* FlatCharacter: All the protagonists except Captain Ryan.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Ryan's favourite method to calm down others crew members. He once did it to ''himself''.
* GoingDownWithTheShip: In the last episode, their ship is about to explode; Ryan evacuates the rest of the crew but decides to not go with them. It's... actually almost touching.
-->'''Ryan''': Well, old girl, it's just you and me!
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Celestial.
* HypocriticalHumor: Ryan's "humane solution" for getting rid of the CuteButCacophonic Trumplets is to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock shoot them out in space]]. Where they ''[[ExplosiveDecompression explode]]''.
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Subverted ''big time''. When one of his crew members gets controlled by an alien, Ryan simply kills said crew member.
* InterspeciesRomance: Ryan was once in a relationship with an alien woman, until they both tried to kill each other (Ryan won).
** Commander Grunch was in love with one of the cadets, but she was killed on her first mission.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Captain Ryan might be a jerk at times, but sometime he can make good points over choices of actions.
* KillEmAll: Captain Ryan's modus operandi when confronted by a threat. Even when it's a crew member controlled by an alien.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Crankshaw will react this way when something happens to a RedShirt.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Captain Ryan is disturbingly happy about killing people, and it seems to be his go-to method for fixing any problem.
* NoodleIncident: An episode was about resolving a revolt the crew had in some way created.
* PuppeteerParasite: The Cortexicons.
* RedShirt: They are actually called B-team, but they have the same role. Two of them get disintegrated the second they land on a planet.
-->'''Crankshaw:''' Oh no! Rodriguez...[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and that other guy!]] They're ''gone''!
-->'''Ryan:''' Well, [[LampshadeHanging that's why they're here!]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Trumplets.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Captain Ryan, whenever his crew questions him or remind him of the galactic rules they're supposed to follow.
* SociopathicHero: Captain Ryan can be worse than the monsters he faces, sometimes.
* SmolderingShoes: All that remains of Celestial after Ryan disintegrates her. He then elects to keep them as a [[TragicKeepsake memento]].
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Ryan is no doubt the protagonist.
* TragicKeepsake: Ryan keeps the boots of the woman that tried to kill him. It's a lot less sweet when you realize he was the one who killed her.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Averted. A human is killed alongside an alien, and Ryan's reaction is the same (which means [[TheSociopath total indifference]]).