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Created by Creator/CosgroveHall in 1993 and lasting for two seasons, ''Avenger Penguins'' seemed to be made as an AffectionateParody of the TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats trope. It revolved around a trio of motorcycling penguins -- Marlon, the brash leader, Rocky, a large penguin lacking in brains, and Bluey, a small penguin that spoke in a nearly indechiperable language. When they weren't challenging the 'Stink Brothers' or hanging out at their favourite ice cream joint, they were trying to stop evil genius Caractacus P Doom ([[ComicBook/FantasticFour no relation]]), along with his henchman Harry Slime, from trying to TakeOverTheWorld.


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!!Tropes:

* AffablyEvil: Doom
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Mildy subverted, an alien speaks in a strange language only Bluey can understand, but some of what it says can be recognised as a variation on English
* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: Implied in the first episode, "The President is a Fish", where Doom plans to replace the President of "The United Republics of the World", who is a parody of several American Presidents rolled into one.
* AnimalSuperheroes
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Doom creates a huge monster made of disgusting things, then Marlon becomes large himself.
* BadassBiker: The Avenger penguins themselves.
* BadBoss: Caractacus P. Doom. For instance, his first instinct after testing his ShrinkRay on Harry Slime is to threaten to step on him for no reason.
* BondGunBarrel: In 'Fishfinger', which spoofed James Bond.
* BrainlessBeauty: Recurring character Delores Divine. Fittingly, she's a love interest for Rocky.
* BrandishmentBluff: In "Computer Chaos" the penguins, about to be squished in a press by Doom, bluff that they have explosives in their shorts (in a particular RefugeInAudacity, [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal they don't wear shorts]]). Doom to his credit doesn't fall for it...but Harry Slime does.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Usually from Doom and Slime.
* ButtMonkey: Harry Slime
* CardboardPrison: ExaggeratedTrope due to StatusQuoIsGod. At the end of the first episode Doom and Harry Slime are in prison, and they're free again at the start of the second episode ''with no explanation whatsoever''.
* CardCarryingVillain: Doom
* CatchPhrase: Marlon has "Penguins! Bike up!" Doom has several.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Doom gets the treatment courtesy of the penguins
* CityOfAdventure
* CityWithNoName: It's simply called "Big City". In TheFuture seen in "The 23rd Century", it becomes either "Mega City" (according to the signs) or "Mega-Big City" (judging from the dialogue). However, it's ''claimed'' to be an {{Expy}} of [[OopNorth Salford.]] Yes, the one in Greater Manchester.
* ClassicVillain: Caractacus P. Doom.
* DerangedAnimation: Quite a bit, especially from Doom.
* DisorganisedOutlineSpeech: Doom gives one at the end of the first episode as an attempted WeWillMeetAgain:
--> '''Doom:''' Curse you, penguins! Curse you! And remember this: I'm going to get you. Surely as the day is dark, and the night is long-- er, the day is...night, and the long is-- er, no, the ''dark'' is the...day? Oh whatever! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I'LL! GET! YOU!]]
* DistaffCounterpart: Doom has a female version of himself in the future.
* DontExplainTheJoke: In "The Hog Jamboree" Doom does this when he says his plan will lead the Penguins "to their doom".
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom
* DumbIsGood: Rocky, the dumb penguin, is usually cheerful and chipper, while Marlon, who is smarter, is more cynical and grumpy. Likewise, Harry Slime, who is quite stupid, is also less evil than the genius Doom.
* EasilyConqueredWorld: After Marlon is disposed with in 'I Married An Android', Doom takes over the world quite quickly.
* EldritchAbomination: Doom keeps one in his cellar - 'Drongal the Gargantuan'.
* EpisodeTitleCard
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The show takes place in 'Big City'
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins
* EvilGloating: Doom. In the first episode Rocky says he'd win the gold, silver and bronze medals if gloating was an Olympic sport.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: Which transforms into a giant DrillTank...thing.
* FeatherFingers
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The word 'Hell' shows up a few times. The show was even originally called 'Hell's Penguins' before there was [[ExecutiveMeddling an opposal to such a title]].
** "Hello, I'm Harry, I'm single and a vir....."
* GoodFeelsGood: Something Harry Slime actually discovers in 'A Winter's Tale'.
** Same for The Quantum Mechanic too.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
* HappyFunBall: Doom manufactures these in the pilot.
* HeelFaceTurn: The Quantum Mechanic does this in his eponymous episode as does Miss DeMeanor in her episode.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Mike [=McShane=] as Marlon and Doom.
* IdenticalGrandson: In 'The 23rd Century', the penguins, Doom and Harry all have descendants who resemble them exactly.
* TheIgor: Harry Slime.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: 'Big City, Little City'
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Doom's "Monstertron" machine can turn anything (and anyone) into anything.
* InterspeciesRomance: While averted with the Penguin's crush on Bella, they are seen lusting after human women quite often.
* ITakeOffenceToThatLastOne:
-->'''Cecil Stink''': I'm not big, fat, stupid, and ugly!
-->'''Rocky''': Hey! Less of the 'ugly'!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Quantum Mechanic, who was a one-episode character.
* LanternJawOfJustice: The Quantum Mechanic.
* LargeHam: Caractacus P. Doom, and nearly everyone who's seen appearing on TV.
* LazyArtist: Parodied with the 'Badly Drawn Brothers'.
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: The majority of background characters are human or AmbiguouslyHuman, while the Penguins and the Stink Brothers are anthro animals.
* LiteralMinded: A common joke with Rocky, and sometimes with other characters.
* LocalHangout: Slush City.
* MadLibsCatchphrase: Doom's VerbalTic of "X? I'll tell you X..."
* MadScientist: Doom has shades of it.
* MadScientistLaboratory
* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: Doom dresses up as Darth Vader in 'Starstruck', and 'The 23rd Century' has the 'Doom Star' and 'Bow Tie Fighters'
** Which, however, are attacking an obvious expy of the ''Starship'' ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]''...
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Harry Slime
* MusicalEpisode: 'Rock and Roll Penguins'
* NamesTheSame: In "Computer Chaos" a newsreader refers to Caractacus P. Doom as "DrDoom".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Caractacus P Doom
* NeverSayDie: Averted. Rocky actually says this phrase once or twice.
* NightmareSequence: 'Nightmare at Tea Time' is based on this trope. Doom also has nightmares about the penguins.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: In "Big City, Little City" Doom unleashes a ''flying robot shark made of plutonium'' on the Penguins.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Doom is loosely based on Orson Welles and Harry Slime speaks like Peter Lorre. A [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent President Target]] even speaks like UsefulNotes/RichardNixon ([[CompositeCharacter yet with]] UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's catchphrases).
* NoFourthWall: To the point where Doom would explain his plan to the ''audience''.
** The Quantum Mechanic did a few [[AsideGlance aside glances]] during the episode, and was ''aware he was an animated character''.
* NonMammalMammaries: Bella, the female penguin that runs Slush City
* OminousPipeOrgan: Like many villains, Doom plays one, and it even seems to be part of his lab's control panel.
* OnceAnEpisode: Doom tries to take over the world and/or destroy the penguins
* OnlySaneMan: Marlon is arguably the closest thing to a straightman, albeit a snarky one.
* OopNorth: The Badly-Drawn Brothers.
* ParodyEpisode
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Used and subverted with Harry Slime
* SeeYouInHell: Doom. Or his ''Film/JamesBond'' parody Fishfinger, said this to Marlon and Bluey while in his DeathTrap. You read that right.
** The original title for the series was going to be 'Hell's Penguins' but was changed due to ExecutiveMeddling. They managed to sneak in the H-word in other ways throughout the series.
* ShoutOut: Harry Slime's name is a reference to Welles movie 'The Third Man'.
* ShrinkRay: Doom invents one as the plot device of "Big City, Little City". Notably it has the reverse effect on beings made of antimatter.
* SimpletonVoice: Rocky.
* SpeciesSurname: In "The Hog Jamboree", Marlon's full name is given as Marlon Penguin.
* StatusQuoIsGod: The first season may have ended with Slime becoming good and Doom on Mars, but at the beginning of the second season, the former was inexplicably evil again and Doom was back on earth.
* StealthInSpace: Parodied. In 'The 23rd Century', the ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]'' expy uses its 'cloaking device', which consists of a robotic arm coming out of the side and dropping a black tablecloth with stars painted on it over the ship. [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum It works]].
* StealthInsult: In "Big City, Little City," Doom tells Harry Slime that his ShrinkRay will be mounted on an '[[KillSat unmanned satellite]]'...which will be crewed by Harry.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Doom has a cousin who looks exactly like him and even has his own 'Harry Slime'
* TakeOverTheWorld: Doom's goal - or as he puts it "[[LargeHam I will RUUUUULE the WOOOORLD!]]"
* TakeThatAudience: Several of Doom's plans revolve around selling toys with sinister secrets to kids portrayed as stupid and materialistic.
* TalkingToHimself
* TheyCalledMeMad: Doom. In fact it's practically his CatchPhrase.
* TitleThemeTune
* ToothyBird
* TheUnintelligible: Bluey
** IntelligibleUnintelligible: Yet the others seem to understand him easily enough.
* VisualPun: In "The Hog Jamboree", Marlon finds a 'choke' switch on his motorcycle ([[ItMakesSenseInContext actually Harry Slime transformed into a motorcycle]]) and it causes a pair of robot hands to come out of the dashboard and start choking him.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Slush City; Bella complains about her customers all being weirdoes in "The Hog Jamboree".
* TheWildWest: 'The Wild Wild Wild West' and 'High Doom'
* ViolentGlaswegian Cecil Stink.
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