An online {{Radio}} series from Podcast/DecoderRingTheatre, homaging the "mystery man" programs of the 1930s.

The Red Panda is "Canada's greatest SuperHero", a mostly non-powered adventurer with a slew of gadgets fighting crime and villainy on the streets of Toronto. His secret identity is "one of the city's wealthiest men", whose chauffeur, Kit Baxter, joins him on his adventures as The Flying Squirrel.

The series can be both silly and serious by turns. It takes place during the Great Depression, and many episodes deal with the poverty of the time, whether it's crimes caused by it, the Red Panda's secret identity trying to use his money to help with it, or Kit's background on the streets growing up with it. It also [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] many SuperHero tropes, especially those of TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. More recent episodes have gotten generally darker, as the series' timeline moves into World War II.

Several years before the modern ''Red Panda Adventures'', a six-episode series was produced with a very different concept, featuring the Red Panda as a member of Canada's "Panda Squadron" during WorldWarII. It was also much sillier, with characters like Baboon [=McSmoothie=], Man of a Thousand Faces, and German von German's Nazi Ninjas. It can currently be found in the Decoder Ring Theater Vault.
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This series contains examples of:
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Doctor Chronopolis is one. PlayedForDrama when [[spoiler: Dr. C is put out of action following "The Wild West" by what appears to be Alzheimer's.]]
* ActionGirl: Kit, despite being both the {{Sidekick}} and the LoveInterest, is ''never'' the DistressedDamsel, and is capable of both making plans and kicking ass.
* AlienInvasion: Red Panda has to deal with a magical version in "The Gathering Storm."
* AllYourPowersCombined: [[spoiler:The titular character]] in the episode "The Crimson Death".
* AlternateContinuity: The original "Panda Squadron" series.
* AscendedFanboy: Kit is one at the beginning of the series. Whether she still is up for debate.
** Harry Kelly probably counts as well. As late as "All The King's Men", when he's been working for the Red Panda for years, he still practically squeals with excitement when the Flying Squirrel lets him set off a gas grenade.
* BadassGrandpa: The Stranger. He's at least in his sixties, but you won't want to face him given the choice.
* BadassInDistress: Red Panda in "Trial by Terror". He can't escape because [[spoiler: the hostages would be killed,]] so instead he [[DeadpanSnarker cracks jokes]] and prolongs the trial by applying to the judge's ego.
* BadassNormal: Both main characters count. (Kit more so than the Panda, who has some kind of PsychicPowers.)
* BankRobbery: This is how [[spoiler: the main characters]] met in "Secret Origins"
* BattleCouple: [[spoiler: The Terrific Twosome.]]
* BerserkButton: Threaten one of the Terrific Twosome in front of the other one. It never ends well.
* BewareTheSuperman: [[spoiler: The reason given behind the Crimson Mask's orgin.]] But the character himself gave more grey reasons.
* BigBad: While ''The Red Panda Adventures'' has very few clear-cut Big Bads, and very rarely follows a seasonal formula, many villains have taken a perpetual spotlight for a long period of time.
** In general, the most recurring antagonists in the entire ''Red Panda'' franchise are Professor Zombie, Professor Friedrich von Schlitz, [[spoiler:Commander Varkin]], The Electric Eel, and The Mad Monkey ([[spoiler:of them, only two are still alive, and only one is able to pose a threat]]). [[spoiler:Technically, Colonel Sharpe a.k.a. The Chimera acts as a BiggerBad behind the creation of the Crimson Death, as well as a number of other events over the entire series that cause the Red Panda no end of trouble, but he only appears in one episode and as of said episode is no longer able to antagonize the protagonists.]] (Note: Many spoilers in this trope.)
** Season One: No Big Bad [[spoiler:although Commander Varkin makes his first villainous appearance in the eighth episode.]]
** Season Two: No Big Bad [[spoiler:although Professor Friedrich von Schlitz makes his first villainous appearance in the final episode.]]
** Season Three: A BigBadDuumvirate between Friedrich von Schlitz and The Syndicate.
** Season Four: The Syndicate becomes a larger threat in this season, although Friedrich von Schlitz makes an appearance in one or two episodes.
** Season Five: The Nazis become the main threat of the entire season, with Friedrich von Schlitz in lead.
** Season Six: The Archangel, the Nazi's head of Fourth Column activities, becomes the primary antagonist for the season.
** Season Seven
*** The first half seems to have [[spoiler:Deadly Nightshade as the new Fourth Column leader]], but the situation fizzles out in two episodes and the last four episodes are general situations of the week.
*** The second half goes back to good old Friedrich von Schlitz [[spoiler:making Season Seven his last outing as the Big Bad so far]].
** Season Eight: The Nazis in general are the antagonists for almost every single episode in this season, [[spoiler:though the Ubermensch Tevas is TheHeavy, albeit only appearing in the final episode]].
** Season Nine
*** The first half of the season has [[spoiler:a now-nihilistic Professor Zombie]] as the main antagonist, until [[spoiler:her eventual and semi-tragic death at the Red Panda's hands]].
** ''Tales of the Red Panda'' Big Bads are, in this order: [[spoiler:Professor Zombie and Kid Chaos in ''The Crime Cabal'']], [[spoiler:previously only mentioned villain Ajay Shah in ''The Mind Master'']], and [[spoiler:Marcus Bennett/The Viper/Captain Clokwork in ''The Android Assassins'']].
* BigHam: FRIEDRICH! VON! SCHLITZ!
** To be fair, with very few exceptions, being a BigHam is a prerequisite for being a Red Panda villain.
* BuffySpeak:
-->'''Kit:''' Why, this guy's so slippery he's...
-->'''Red Panda:''' ...like a very slippery thing that escapes you at the moment?
* BullyingADragon: On one hand, [[spoiler: stealing Professor Von Schlitz's machine probably gave the Allied forces of a parallel universe a fighting chance against their Nazi foes]]. On the other hand...the good doctor swears to make the city pay...dearly...
* CanNotSpitItOut: Pretty much sums up The Red Panda's relationship with The Flying Squirrel, [[spoiler: until "The Field Trip".]]
** Also, Kit completely failing to tell the Red Panda that [[spoiler: she's pregnant, until "The Black Heart" after he recovers from amnesia and she's already given birth]].
* CatchPhrase: "...will answer to the Red Panda!" "The Red Panda swears it!"
** "Kit Baxter, behave yourself..." "Yes, boss." (As well as "Yes, boss" on its own. The Red Panda says it to Kit a lot these days.)
** A case might also be made for "Do you think ____________?" "I really do."/"I really don't."
** "Is it ________?" "It is, in fact, ________."
** Early on it was "Never explain your powers to the bad guys!"
** "Interesting, you think?"
** "It's kind of what I do."
** "An interesting point..." Borders on VerbalTic for Greg Taylor's characters.
** "This counts as a plan?" Upgraded to OnceAnEpisode during the Parker's Rangers arc, much to Captain Parker's consternation.
** "I think I hate this!"
* CeilingCling: The Flying Squirrel loves doing this.
* CentipedesDilemma: [[spoiler: The Red Panda in season 7, due to a case of amnesia.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Fenwick Industries and how Red Panda was able to convince them to help him out in "I Dream of Genies". [[spoiler: Fenwick is his last name and he owns the company.]]
** [[spoiler: The File that Baboon [=McSmoothie=] bribed the Red Panda with in "The World Next Door" is used in "A Dish Best Served Cold".]]
** The apparent throw-away gag of doctoring the Home Team personnel files so as to preserve the Terrific Twosome’s secret identities comes back to haunt the Flying Squirrel in “There Will Be Rain Tonight.”
* ChekhovsGunman: When Baboon [=McSmoothie=] appeared in the new series, the question of there being a Baboon [=McSmoothie=] in this universe is asked. In "Nightshade" we learn, due to a MistakenForSpies moment we that there is a [[spoiler: ''Brian [=McSweenie=]'']]. It's only a matter of time before The Terrific Twosome meet him.
** It finally happened in "Eyes of the Idol". Different name, same voice actor, same accent, same powers, definitely same attitude.
** Fitzroy in "Sins of the Father" and Wentworth James in "I Dream of Genies"
** The Red Panda Revenge Squad. First mentioned in "The World Next Door", they show up in "A Dish Best Served Cold"
* ClearMyName: Red Panda has to worry about this in "Red Panda: Dead or Alive!" He later helps out Tom Tomorrow when he's framed in "Murder Wears A Mask"
* ClockworkCreature: Captain Clockwork's minions of choice.
* CoatHatMask: The Red Panda's costume, homaging the many early non-powered heroes who used it. Although he breaks from tradition by wearing his oft-mentioned red gauntlets.
* ColonelBadass: Colonel Fitzking (from the original universe), because it's gotta be ''hard'' to make it in the army in WWII as a large, genetically augmented, talking Golden Retriever. Also, his main-universe counterpart, Colonel Fitzroy, who is among other things [[spoiler: the Red Panda's commanding officer]], and is fully willing to shoot a nutjob in the head and call him a traitor and a saboteur later just to help the war effort.
* ComicBookTime: Averted/Inverted. The passage of historical events is actually ''faster'' than real time, especially in recent seasons. Example: In the eighteen real-world months between the premieres of the episodes “Nightshade” and “There Will Be Rain Tonight”, we have gone from the Hindenburg disaster (May 6, 1937) to the Dieppe raid (August 19, 1942).
* TheCommissionerGordon: The Red Panda started off being viewed as a criminal by the police, with Chief O'Mally reluctantly accepting help from him when villains or other weirdness targets the city. By the newest season, O'Mally trusts him more than his own men. They even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded the irony of it.]]
* CompositeCharacter: {{Inverted}} Some of the characters from the Earth 2 Panda Adventures seem to be combinations of the regular universe ones, or vice versa, e.g. Earth 2's Flying Squirrel = RPA's Flying Squirrel + [[spoiler: Harry Kelly]].
* ContinuitySnarl: If Harry Kelly is the only junior agent and he was introduced after Officer Parker, who wasn't made an agent until the events of the Crime Cabal novel, which takes place after season 1, then who is the ten year old watching Finger's place in "The Deadliest Game"?
* CostumeCopycat: "Red Panda: Dead or Alive!"
* {{Crossover}}: "The World Next Door", crossing over with the original universe. As well, the Decoder Ring Theater 2008 Christmas Special was set around a [[ShowWithinAShow fictional crossover]] between ''Red Panda Adventures'' and ''PodcastBlackJackJustice'', another Decoder Ring Theater series.
* CrimefightingWithCash: The Flying Squirrel once [[LampshadeHanging pointed this out]] to The Red Panda and asked if he ever thought about the money he could make from it. He responded that compared to what he already has it doesn't seem worth it.
* CuteBruiser: The Flying Squirrel
* CutLexLuthorACheck: The Poet writes beautiful poems that are believed to be the most perfect form in the last hundred years. He uses them to taunt the Red Panda about his next caper.
* DaChief: Twisted around by the relationship between the Red Panda and [[spoiler:Colonel Fitzroy]]. Unlike the typical CowboyCop, the Red Panda is gives the WhatTheHellHero speech to his superior rather than the other way around. Likewise, [[spoiler:Fitzroy]] is prone to claiming that IDidWhatIHadToDo when called on his morally ambiguous or outright reprehensible actions.
* DatingCatwoman: It's been hinted that the Red Panda and Professor Zombie had this kind of relationship before the start of the series.
* ADayInTheLimelight: This is how the listeners met Harry Kelly in "When Darkness Falls"
* DeadpanSnarker: The Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel are big on this. Dr. Chronopolis even gets into the act in "Merlin's Tomb".
* DeathIsCheap[=/=]NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Lost in time, buildings dropped on them, blown up and more have happened to Red Panda's RoguesGallery and they keep coming back. Red Panda enough [[LampshadeHanging noted]] that [[GenreSavvy he's stopped thinking they're dead]] [[NeverFoundTheBody unless he sees the body.]]
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Red Panda to [[spoiler:Mrs. Mynack]] in The Sweet Tooth. Pretty foolish considering the villain is basically [[spoiler:a near-immortal vampire magician with the ability to hypnotize young women wih chemicals.]]
* DominoMask: Red Panda wears one.
* DoomsdayDevice: "The Endgame"
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Never let the Red Panda behind the wheel of a car. They even point out the reason why he can fly so well is because there's nothing in the air to hit.
* EnemyMine: The Flying Squirrel has one with [[spoiler: Jackrabbit]] in "Trial by Terror." And The Flying Squirrel and [[spoiler: Golden Claw]] in "The Endgame"
** Because of how the newest season is going, people are suspecting this is how it will go with the Home Team.
*** It has. With [[spoiler: The Genie]]
* EvilLaugh: Much like Radio/TheShadow who undoubtedly serves as an inspiration, Red Panda has a pretty creepy laugh.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Supervillain The Mad Monkey not only controls them, but acts like one.
* FakingTheDead: They've done this a few times with the Flying Squirrel.
* FanFic: Gregg Taylor has a don't ask don't tell stand on these. You can write them, he just doesn't want to hear about it.
* FanNickname: Most fans call the original Red Panda six part mini-series and everything related to it Earth 2.
* FreakLabAccident: Electric Eel's origin.
* GadgeteerGenius
* GenreBlindness: Doc Rocket's reaction to everything is "That's Impossible!"
* GenreSavvy: The Terrific Twosome, but most character show at least some sign of it.
** This has even been a plot point or part of a reveal in at least three stories. Warning spoilers ahead:
--> [[spoiler:In his first appearance the Mad Monkey purposely committed [[{{Idiosyncrazy}} monkey themed]] thefts because he knew it would draw the Red Panda out.]]
--> [[spoiler:A puzzle themed villain was revealed to be a Nazi spy using it to mislead the police and government who are used to costume figures.]]
--> [[spoiler:A king themed villain was really a Nazi spy who was trying to keep the criminal underworld stable and knew that they would be less suspicious of someone who seemed {{Idiosyncrazy}}.]]
* GenreThrowback: The series is essentially a love letter to TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. Series creator Gregg Taylor has expressed his disdain for the more angst-driven storylines of post-[[TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] comics and films.
* AGodAmI: The Electric Eel
* GirlsNightOutEpisode: Flying Squirrel and the Grey Fox in the fittingly titled "Girls' Night Out."
* GrapplingHookPistol: The Red Panda uses one from time to time.
* HannibalLecture: [[spoiler: Mama]] gives one near the end of "The Big Top."
* HiddenDepths: In "The Third Wave" we learn that [[spoiler: Kit]] is a skilled writer.
** [[spoiler: Which leads to her having a job at ''The Chronicle'' since sometime before "A Nose For News"]]
* HistoricalInJoke: According to "Nightshade", [[spoiler: the Hindenburg crash]] was caused by a jetpack.
* HumiliationConga: In "The Dream Factory", they steal the conmen's equipment, withdraw their money from their account so their checks bounce, steal the real money from their safe, blowup their car, beat them up, and then leave them handcuffed to a safe filled with funny money.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The Red Panda has to deal with this in "The Deadliest Game"
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Gender-flopped with The Red Panda [[spoiler: when The Flying Squirrel confessed her love for him in "The Field Trip." {{Subverted}} when Kit points out that he's The Red Panda and a young handsome millionaire, so he shouldn't be surprised.]]
* IdentityImpersonator: [[spoiler: Tom Tomorrow]] did this to help out the Red Panda in "Red Panda: Dead or Alive!", [[spoiler: The Red Squirrel]] and [[spoiler: the Red Panda's Agents]] do this in season finale "Operation: Cold Feet"
** Red Panda pretends to be [[spoiler: The Mad Monkey]] in "The Hidden Door"
** In "From The Ashes", [[spoiler:John Doe/Archer fills in for the Red Panda while he's missing and believed to be dead]].
* IDidntMeanToKillHim: Flying Squirrel says this about the Electric Eel.
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Every villain has one. The heroes even [[LampshadeHanging point it out]] it in a few episodes.
** It's even subverted in some cases. See GenreSavvy above for examples.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Molecule Max in "Small Wonders". During a brief conversation with Red Squirrel, he [[LampshadeHanging points out that]], as small as they are, [[SquareCubeLaw their red blood cells shouldn't be able to bond with oxygen]], but as a theoretical physicist, he [[ArtisticLicensePhysics prefers not to think about that]].
* InsufferableGenius: The Genie lives and breaths this.
** Doc Rocket/[[spoiler: Wentworth James the rich inventor.]]
* IWorkAlone: The Red Panda doesn't like other superheroes in his city. However, he ''does'' work with a sidekick:
-->"I don't play well with others."
-->"What about her?"
-->"She's not 'others'."
** The Stranger is the only other {{Superhero}} that the Red Panda allows to work in his city.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Besides her driving skills this is The Flying Squirrel's biggest asset to the pair. Red Panda has done it a few times, "Deadliest Game" being the best example, but Kit is by far the one that uses this trope the most.
* JokerJury: "Trial By Terror"
* JumpingOnPoint: The beginning of each season.
* KidFromTheFuture: [[spoiler: The Red Squirrel]]
* KissOfDeath: Nightshade's power.
* LampshadeHanging: The Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel do this all the time.
* LegacyCharacter: The Red Squirrel, a hero from the future, shows up in "The Red Squirrel". As well, the original series made mention of a legacy of Red Pandas stretching back to the colonization of Canada; this was parodied in "The World Next Door", when the "main universe" Red Panda complains that it's not even a Canadian animal.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Villains try to set this up from time to time between Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel, either with mind control or trying to make Kit a zombie.
* MadScientist: Many recurring villains, including Professor Zombie, the Genie, and Dr. Von Schlitz, but Dr. Chronopolis is a good guy version, and Doc Rocket is at least a Mad Inventor.
* {{Magitek}}: A recurring theme of the series is what happens when modern (well, 1930s) science gets a chance to study the forces that most of the world knows as "magic". The [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate good]] Dr. Chronopolis and the [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate evil]] Dr. von Schlitz both specialize in this.
** The biggest result so far is the anti-magic alloy Dr. C created. It's woven into our heroes' costumes, making them invisible to magical senses. In "The Gathering Storm", it's revealed that they've been making ''weapons'' out of it, including brass knuckles and bullets, which they use to fight off a dimensional incursion of snakemen.
* MistakenForSpies: In "Nightshade", though it's really more like Mistaken for ''Different'' Spies.
* MyGreatestFailure: The World War II Red Panda had the death of his sidekick as this. [[spoiler:When Baboon [=McSmoothie=] meets our Red Panda, the information on how this happened -- and how to prevent it from happening to Kit -- are what convince him to help.]]
* MythologyGag
* NoodleIncident: Most episodes have references to cases that happen between episodes, seasons, or before the start of the series.
** The biggest one might be [[spoiler: Tom Tomorrow's sacrifice]] before the events of "A Nose For News"
** Another one is when Kit mentioned The Red Panda traveled back in time with a group of other heroes to stop Kid Chaos (who doesn't even show up in the show until somewhere around fourteen episodes later) from rewriting history.
*** Gregg Taylor is working on a novel called "The Pyramid of Peril" as his next RPA novel. Considering the fact that the Red Panda went to Ancient Egypt...
** Or the case that Red Panda was on when Kit revealed to him that she knew who he was. All we know right now is that he was tied to a chair and Kit had to [[CarFu drive the limo through a wall.]]
* NoNameGiven: The Red Panda; see OnlyKnownByTheirNickname.
** Also Fitzroy's second-in-command, who is only referred to as the Captain. [[spoiler:Until she's promoted following Fitzroy's death and becomes the Major.]]
* ObliviousToLove: For a master detective, the Red Panda couldn't pick up on any of Kit's hints of romance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: At no point does ''anyone'' refer to the Red Panda by his real name. His secret identity's rich acquaintances tend towards "old friend" and "dear boy", Kit only calls him "Boss", and (before TheReveal noted below) the narration simply referred to him as "one of the city's wealthiest men". This may be tied in with his SecretIdentityIdentity, below.
** The creators said that there was only one situation in which his name would be revealed, and in "[[http://decoderring.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=479207 Operation: Cold Feet]]", it happened. As [[spoiler:he and Kit get married]], his name is revealed as [[spoiler:August Fenwick]].
--> '''Kit:''' [[LampshadeHanging I bet]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall they didn't see that one coming!]]
* PassThePopcorn: Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel do this in "The Callaghan Mob".
* PregnantBadass: She might be dealing with crippling MorningSickness, but [[spoiler:the Flying Squirrel]] still manages to garotte a man while suspended from the ceiling.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Subverted with von Schlitz and the Nazis (where superscience has led to such innovations as [[spoiler: dinosaur cavalry, magically augmented shock troops, alien dimension warping tech, and {{magitek}} ray guns.]] The Allies, on the other hand, seem to be on about the same technology level that they actually were during WWII. The James Rocket Pack doesn't seem to have made it into the hands of the common soldier, and Fenwick Industries seems to be the only company actually preparing for having to fight superscience. [[spoiler: Their President and CEO being a superhero]] might have something to do with that. That being said, with all the Red Panda and Dr. Chronopolis' inventions (not to mention the aforementioned gear of Doc Rocket), Canada isn't getting much benefit from its gadgeteer heroes.
** Scratch that, Season Seven has a [[BigDamnGunship Allied Helicarrier]] punch through occupied Netherlands airspace.
* RetiredBadass: The Stranger, though he has been more active lately (offscreen).
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: The Red Panda's secret identity.
* RoguesGallery: The Red Panda has a pretty big one. We have yet to meet all of them.
** Greg seems to be fixing this in the newer seasons. So far we've seen [[spoiler: a reformed Bumblebee, and a story with Captain Clockwork.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: People keep trying to pull this with the Red Panda. It never ends well for them.
* SecretIdentityIdentity: The Red Panda is scornful of the man he once was, a playboy who was so bored he picked up superheroing for a lark... and realized how empty his life had been.
* SecretKeeper: The Red Panda's first chauffeur tried to blackmail his way into being one. He forgot that his boss was a master hypnotist.
** There's hints that [[spoiler:the Fenwicks' butler, Weston,]] might know more than he lets on; at the very least, he's noted his employers' interest in certain headlines as of "Murder Wears a Mask". [[spoiler:This is confirmed in "City of the Dead." He finds Kit Baxter passed out in the mansion, still wearing her Flying Squirrel costume. Oops.]]
** And of course [[spoiler: Fenwick's commanding officer: Fitzroy.]]
** Later {{Secret Keeper}}s include [[spoiler:Dr. Anna Chronopolis]] and [[spoiler:Kit's mother]].
* ShoutOut: "Merlin's Tomb" includes the line [[StarWars "Your powers are weak, old man!"]]
* ShutUpKiss: The Red Panda does this to [[spoiler: Kit in "The Field Trip"; she quickly returns the favor.]]
** Andy Parker does this to his soon to be girlfriend/[[spoiler:now wife]] in "The Boy in Blue."
-->'''Andy:''' Ellen, it's hard for me to kiss you when your mouth won't stop moving.
* SoldiersAtTheRear: The Red Panda's millionaire playboy alter ego was officially given one of these jobs when he enlisted, to cover for the Red Panda's real mission: fighting Nazi agents on Canadian soil.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: When another hypnotist convinces the Squirrel that the Red Panda is the bad guy, the Panda uses the phrase "Kit Baxter, behave yourself!" to prove his identity.
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler: The Electric Eel]]
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler: The Electric Eel]]
* StableTimeLoop[=/=]YouAlreadyChangedThePast: In "The Honoured Dead", the Red Panda and Flying Squirrel are supposed to recover an artifact that disappeared ten years ago. They decide to go back in time and steal it, on the assumption that this was how it went missing in the first place.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Antonia Zombanistro aka Professor Zombie is a villain version of this. Also Arthur Maestro aka The Maestro.
* StupidJetpackHitler: Almost everything in the original series. In the new one, Dr. von Schlitz, of so-far-pre-WWII Nazi Germany, creates inventions that are fusions of science and magic. As well, the Stranger and his magical colleagues often speak of the occult forces stirring in Europe...
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: The Electric Eel]] from "Duality" onward.
* SuperRegistrationAct: Interestingly, this seems to be being done by the heroes ''themselves''; specifically, New York's Justice Union, who have tried to strongarm the Red Panda into joining before.
* SureLetsGoWithThat: Nightshade apparently mistakes the Red Panda for this world's version of Baboon [=McSmoothie=].
* ThatManIsDead: The [[spoiler: Electric Eel]] believes this about his alter ego in "Trial By Terror" [[spoiler: He was wrong.]]
** In season nine, [[spoiler:Professor Zombie says that the old her is dead,]] which is subverted in that [[spoiler:she is quite literally dead- Canadian special ops made her inhale her own formula, turning her into a nihilistic, self-aware super-zombie and buried her, thinking that was that]].
* TheCowl: Red Panda
* {{Thememobile}}: The Panda Mobile
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Red Panda and Kit have to worry about this when they pose as newlyweds in "Curse of Beaton Hall." Much to Kit's delight and the Panda's discomfort.
* TimeSkip: Between the end of Season 5 and the start of season 6.
* TitleDrop: In "Murder Wears A Mask" one of the headlines Kit reads is the aforementioned title.
* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: John]] at the end of "Just Like Clockwork." But most GenreSavvy listeners most likely guessed by the first commercial break.
* TooCleverByHalf: Wentworth James is a brillant inventor, but he is a HorribleJudgeofCharacter and "solves" problems with WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, that makes it clear he's TooDumbToLive.
* TranslatorMicrobes: In season 7, [[spoiler: the Red Panda]] can apparently do this subconsciously. He has no idea how it works.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: The Electric Eel, Kid Chaos]]
* UnholyMatrimony: As of "The Terrible Two", Mad Monkey and Jack Rabbit. How quickly they hook up leads poor Kit rather flummoxed.
* TheUnReveal: Who and what the Syndicate really was.
* VillainTeamUp: "The Terrible Two"
** Also "Trial By Terror"
** And [[spoiler: The Red Panda Revenge Squad]] in "A Dish Best Served Cold"
** And Kid Chaos and Professor Zombie with what's left of the mob in "The Crime Cabal" novel.
* WallCrawl: The heroes do it with static shoes.
* WeddingSmashers: [[spoiler:Kid Chaos and a {{Mook}} try this at Kit and The Red Panda's wedding, in "Operation: Cold Feet"]]
* WhamEpisode: The Sixth Season closer "There Will Be Rain Tonight", big time. It ''begins'' with the Red Panda being informed that most of his former operatives have [[spoiler: vanished behind enemy lines and are either dead or captured.]] No sooner has our hero flown off with Doc Rocket on a recon/rescue mission than [[spoiler: Colonel Fitzroy and almost every other Home Team superhero are assassinated.]] We have just enough time to recover from that before [[spoiler: the plane RP and Doc are on ''blows up in midair'']] in a cliffhanger that won’t be resolved for another five flipping months! ''Damn you for being so good, Gregg Taylor!''
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The Mad Monkey, with the power to command baboons. Eventually, however, he discovers that his power is actually a form of mind control that can be used against humans as well.
** It also gives him immunity to the Red Panda's hypnotic powers.
** Every time he shows up just proves that [[TookALevelInBadass that you shouldn't underestimate]] [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower him because of his powers.]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey: The Red Panda and The Flying Squirrel, [[spoiler: until "The Field Trip."]]
* WriteWhoYouKnow[=/=]IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Kinda. Creator/writer Gregg Taylor and Clarissa Der Nederlanden, voices of the Panda and Squirrel, are married.
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