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* Despite the reference, the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Tick Tick Tick" isn't really a good example. The tick was visible to the naked eye, there was just one, and it didn't do anything but explode. But nano still sounds about a hundred times better. Just because it's big, doesn't necessarily imply it isn't made out of very small components, of course.
** A better example of nanotechnology in the series could be the Hephaestus Project, a sort of living metal capable of repairing, modifying, and increasing in size when given the proper commands. Drakken used this technology in TheMovie to create an army of robots disguised as toys.
* ''MaxSteel'' was just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent until an accidental injection of {{nanomachines}} gave him super strength and endurance. Gets pretty heavy with it, too, as the show loved to sneak in more complexity than most Saturday morning cartoons get away with; the nanomachines here run on a [[AppliedPhlebotinum unique form of power]] known as "Trans-Phasik Energy" or "T-Juice" -- the flipside being that said energy is [[PlotDrivenBreakdown burned rather quickly in combat]].\\
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The nanites have symbiotic relationship with the protagonist: if they go offline, he dies. Surprisingly not played for a plot point as often as one might think so much as an occasional inconvenience... until the show's ''entire third season'', where [[spoiler: the government forces the agency to disband after terrorists steal the generator and nearly wipe out the UN with it. It is implied that the main character is living on borrowed time without the full-size power generator, and that he will die in the near future with only the portable model to fall back on. Whenever he powers up, he's burning off said time. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Killing Yourself, Hero?]]]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode "Walkabout", [[HeelFaceTurn villain turned good guy]] Dingo acquires a living suit made of nanomachines, after helping the Gargoyles convince said nanomachines not to [[GreyGoo eat Australia]].
* BigBad Slade on ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' blackmails Robin into becoming his apprentice by infecting the rest of the Titans with nanomachines that will kill them if he should decide to activate them.
* Alien nanomachines figure into the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Dark Heart", and manage to give the entire League a serious run for its money. Later on, things ''really'' get serious when [[spoiler: Brainithor]] gets a hold of that technology.
** Brainiac/Luthor is also an example. Years prior to those events (back in WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries), Brainiac forced Luthor to build him a new body, and his first act in that body was to inject Luthor with a "nanoscopic payload" that carried a dormant copy Brainiac's entire consciousness for safekeeping.
** The {{DCAU}} version of Amazo the android was made of nanotech, which allowed him to evolve by duplicating whatever power he saw. Luthor and The Atom attempted to use this knowledge in an attempt to stop him, but he revealed that he had evolved beyond nanotechnology.
** Deadshot is sprung from death row and recruited into [[SuicideMission Task Force X]]. To ensure he completes his mission and doesn't just run for the hills, he's been infected with ''explosive'' nanites that will literally [[YourHeadASplode blow his head off]] if he disobeys.
* In a {{crossover}} between ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Superman's foe Brainiac {{Mind Control}}s Bruce Wayne using nanomachines.
* In the ''CodeLyoko'' episode "Amnesia", XANA creates nanomachines that act like virus and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia erase the memories]] of anyone infected. They are actually seen with a microscope, looking like minute spiders.
* One episode of ''CaptainPlanet'' had a variation on the usual plot by having a mysterious figure appear in a small town in Latin America and give people everything they wanted, which it did by firing mysterious beams at nearby natural resources. Said beams turned out to be nanomachines. Unlike most examples, they were always under control of the villain, who turned out to be a spirit of environmental destruction whom the team had met before.
* The second ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series featured a recurring antagonist in Nano, a nanomachine colony that had somehow "personified" (acquired sentience) and which possessed the emotional maturity of an infant. Eventually, however, it outgrows its immature tendencies and joins super-hero team The Justice Force.
* [[strike: Nanomachines]] Microbots create the first antagonist on Earth in ''TransformersAnimated''. A cockroach is injected with them, and it grows, bursts out of the tube it's held in, and proceeds to merge with everything metal around it and grow into a skyscraper-sized, tentacled, rather blobby monster. In a later episode, the Microbots are reconfigured to eat garbage, and [[GreyGoo again go out of control]] when exposed to an allspark fragment.
* In the title sequence of the {{Disney}} show ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' there is a passing reference to nanobots.
* Central to the premise of ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''. An industrial accident spread nanomachines all over the world and they have a tendency to warp living things into monsters, which the titular character must deal with.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}}'' {{live action|Adaptation}} [[TheMovie movie]] ''Alien Swarm'', the main villains of the film were a HiveMind swarm of alien nanitie-like chips that were capable of infecting and controlling any living creature. They even had a [[HiveQueen queen]]. They weren't actually nanomachines, though, more like living microchips. Nano just sounds cooler.
* ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' featured Technovore, a data and technology eating virus which infected a cluster of nanites, creating one of the most dangerous villains Iron Man has ever faced. [[ThePointsMeanNothing Bonus Points]] for the fact that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it was Tony who created the virus]]. In its initial appearance, it appeared that Tony destroyed it; however, [[FromASingleCell a few of the nanites seemed to have survived]].
** Later this comes up as Extremis, a SuperSoldier technology that SHIELD has yet perfected. Tony uses it to cure his heart, but also gave him super strength and [[{{Technopath}} control over technology]]
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' had SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[BrainUploading uploading his thought processes]] into a colony of nano machines at [=WayneTech=], creating a shape-shifting, size-changing nano-clone of Mister J. Not good.
** Also, the brain uploading part was actually a result of an accident, as the Joker was using a device that was plugged into a machine to "convince" it to give him money. [[spoiler:Batman destroyed the machine, leaving a copy of the Joker's mind on the computer and mentally stunning the real one for a few hours. Eventually, the digital Joker decided to upload his mind into Bruce's nanomachines]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had to deal with a swarm of carbon-devouring nanobots invading Townsville disguised as rain. TheProfessor shrunk them down to the nanobots' own size so they could actually fight. When the girls started winning, the nanobots merged into their equivalent of a HumongousMecha...which the Professor just stepped on.
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