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->''"It was the toughest of planets.''\\
''They needed a thousand lawmen.''\\
''They got'' '''''[[OneRiotOneRanger one.]]'''''\\
''[[OneRiotOneRanger He was enough.]]"''

''Bravestarr'' was a SpaceWestern action cartoon produced by Creator/{{Filmation}} that aired in 1987 after the success of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''.

As the ExpositoryThemeTune explains, sometime in TheFuture, the planet New Texas is experiencing DaysOfFuturePast with [[SettlingTheFrontier settlers coming to the planet]] to mine its deposits of "Kerium", an energy-bearing variety of GreenRocks. Unfortunately, the planet has to deal with the threat of Tex Hex, a mystically empowered outlaw who, with his gang, tries to steal as much Kerium as he can, and will overpower anyone in his way.

To keep law and order on the planet, TheFederation sends Marshall Bravestarr. Bravestarr, thanks to his upbringing by the MagicalNativeAmerican [[TheObiWan Shaman]], is able to use the powers of spirit animals to gain super powers: [[SuperSenses "Eyes Of The Hawk", "Ears Of The Wolf"]], "[[SuperStrength Strength Of The Bear]]", and "[[SuperSpeed Speed Of The Puma]]". With these powers, and the help of Thirty-Thirty (his CoolHorse who can become a humanoid {{BFG}}-toting {{Sidekick}} when he's not Bravestarr's mount), Bravestarr keeps the peace for both the settlers and the native "Prairie People".

More details are available at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravestarr Wikipedia]].

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!!This series provides examples of the following:

* ActionGirl: Judge J. B., at least some of the time.
* ActionHoggingOpening: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaMo4k7iG7s and HOW]]!
* AlienSky: New Texas has several moons, and the sky is pinkish red.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: As with nearly all of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s 1980s series. Even villain Outlaw Scuzz gets to deliver one.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: In "Bravestarr and the Law", Tex Hex's claim is fairly adjudicated in court, and this is as it should be. This said, he is a wanted criminal. Not an alleged one. He is minimally a person of interest in dozens of cases - one known to the judge since she was a kid - to be detained on much firmer ground than many people in real life are for much less. Even if his claim had been legit and judged in his favor, he should have been hearing about this victory while indictments flowed like prospectors to a kerium strike.
* TheAtoner: Handlebar [[spoiler:is a former criminal. An ex-SpacePirate, no less!]]
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Used in "Balance of Power". Stampede steals Shaman's staff and uses its magic to make a robot and later Thunderstick and Scuzz giants to fight Bravestarr.
* AutomatonHorses: Thirty-Thirty, somewhat [[{{Cyborg}} literally]].
* {{Badass}}: A crapload, this being a SpaceWestern, but Thirty-Thirty Most of all.
* BadassGrandpa: The Shaman, when he needs to be.
* [[BarefootCartoonAnimal Barefoot Cartoon Aliens]]:
** Evidently, the Prairie People {{do not like shoes}}.
** Neither does Hawgtie, a PigMan member of Tex Hex's gang.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: A rare aversion in an eighties cartoon. The pilot episode actually shows the characters having to deal with ''decompression'' due to a hole getting knocked in their ship.
* BigBad: Stampede.
* BigGood: The Shaman.
* BinarySuns: New Texas' "sky of three suns".
* BlackSheep: Outlaw Scuzz is this to both his cousin, Deputy Fuzz, and the rest of his species, the peaceful and mostly pacifist Praire People.
* BoisterousBruiser: Thirty-Thirty.
* BrokenAesop: The episode "Bravestarr and the Law", in which the AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle segment has Bravestarr talking about how one should always obey the law even if you don't agree with it. The episode, however, had him going against the law (which was going to evict Shaman) up until the true facts were revealed and Shaman's home was no longer endangered.
** Not quite. He was ready and willing to quit his job as a lawman, but stopped short of (and anguished over) actually ''breaking'' the law.
** There's also one in the episode "Eye of the Beholder", where a blind girl manages to prove that there is something good even in Tex Hex, the main antagonist. The given aesop however, is that blind people don't need pity but can take care of themselves and even be useful to a community.
* BrokenPedestal: "Fallen Idol".
* BroughtDownToNormal: In "Strength of the Bear", Bravestarr loses his animal-based super powers and has to go on a VisionQuest (without weapons or tools) to regain them--all while protecting himself and an elderly blind man from outlaws.
** SecretTestOfCharacter: The blind man turns out to be [[spoiler:the embodiment of Bravestarr's spirit animals, making sure that the marshall is worthy of his powers.]]
*** Another example: In "Lost Mountain", the weird magnetic field that causes Bravestarr and Fuzz to crash their plane also interferes with Bravestarr's powers.
*** A villainous example: Stampede strips Tex Hex of his powers to teach him a lesson in "Tex But No Hex".
* CatsAreMean: Klawto, an evil, [[PettingZooPeople felinoid]] alien wizard, and the felinoid Krang warriors.
* CassandraTruth: Ursula asked Tex not to go to New Texas in search of Kerium, sensing that she would never see him again if he did. She was right.
* CardCarryingVillain: Tex is not only a cackling, thieving killer, he's PROUD of it. When his rap sheet was read at his trial, he gleefully confessed to everything and more, and proclaimed he would do it all over again in a heartbeat. The rest of his gang is just as bad.
* CharacterTitle
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Tex and his men seem incapable of following through with any alliance they make with Bravestarr, regardless of how dire the situation is.
* CitadelCity: Fort Kerium, which can convert into "fortess mode" when necessary.
* ClipShow: "The Disappearance of Thirty-Thirty" and "Tex's Terrible Night", which both use footage from TheMovie.
* CoolHorse: Thirty-Thirty, an indefatigable talking mount who carries Bravestarr on his back in travel and in battle is a ferocious humanoid warrior who ''watches'' Bravestarr's back.
* CourtroomEpisode: Used in "Tex But No Hex", where the people of Fort Kerium finally take Tex Hex to court for his crimes after Stampede strips him of his powers to teach him a lesson. Tex manages to get his minion Hawgtie onto the jury, which essentially guarantees a hung jury. [[spoiler: Hawgtie votes him guilty after Bravestarr reminds him what a dick Tex is to him.]]
* DarkChick: Vipra, who is less action-oriented than male villains, her main ability being to hypnotize.
* DaysOfFuturePast: As with the other SpaceWestern cartoons, clothing and architecture reminiscent of TheWildWest and the Victorian era co-exists with futuristic technology. The spaceships look like sailing ships complete with rigging.
* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Tex soon forgot the whole reason why he went to New Texas in the first place, and upon becoming Tex Hex, he quickly lost all semblance of his former self.
* DeathByOriginStory: Tex Hex in "Tex's Terrible Night," which went into more detail in "Bravestarr: The Movie," which told how Tex's freighter crashed with his body found by Stampede, who thought he could do with Tex at his side once brought back to life with Stampede's powers (though Tex first had to be turned to ashes, then restored in Evil Glory). Scuzz is also brought back when Tex tries his powers out consciously.
* DisneyDeath: Deputy Fuzz in the movie pilot.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Wild Child. Also, as noted, the Prairie People and Hawgtie.
* DownerEnding: "The Price".
* TheDragon: Tex Hex. However, as with [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine]], Hex gets a lot more screen time than his boss Stampede.
* DrugsAreBad: Again, "The Price".
** Not to mention how Outlaw Scuzz is a heavy smoker who practically wheezes every time he talks.[[note]] This was intentional though; [[WordofGod Erika Schiemer]] on the movie's commentary track, mentions that they wanted to show kids the dangers of smoking, so they frequently had the other bad guys berate Scuzz for his habit (see below) and showed him coughing or wheezing to show that smoking isn't cool.[[/note]]
* EasilyForgiven: Vipra in "Who Am I?". She bullies Scuzz to get information on a magic book, uses the magic book to completely overthrow Tex Hex, establishes herself as the new leader of Tex Hex's gang, and even tries to talk directly to Stampede, but by the time the next episode rolls around, she's still in Tex's gang, taking orders as if nothing's happened.
** As with most 80s cartoons, StatusQuoIsGod.
* EccentricMentor: The Shaman.
* EpisodeTitleCard
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Shaman, whose actual name is unrevealed.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Tex Hex and his gang berate Skuzz's smoking habits.
* EvilCounterpart: Skuzz, to Fuzz. Also Stampede to the Shaman.
* EvilLaugh: Tex Hex does this a lot, including in the TitleSequence.
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* EyeBeams: One of Tex Hex's powers. One episode even has him create a laser rope out of his eyes in order to strangle one of his henchmen for talking back to him.
* FatBastard: Outlaw Scuzz, Hawgtie.
* FantasticRacism: In "Kerium Fever", the indigenous Prairie People find a kerium vein just when it seems that New Texas is tapped out, causing some of the human prospectors to resent them. Taking advantage of the tension, Tex Hex and his gang kidnap Judge J.B., frame the innocent Prairie People, then try to steal the kerium while everyone else is busy with the racial conflict.
** FantasticSlurs: During this incident, the Prairie People [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything are called "critters", which is explicitly shown as offensive and wrong]]. Even Bravestarr uses the word in an angry moment after he sees some Prairie People (actually Tex Hex's robots) kidnap J.B., but he realizes he's hurt Deputy Fuzz's feelings and immediately apologizes to him.
* FemmeFatalons: Vipra has them, as was usual for villainesses of the 80's cartoons.
* FloatingIsland: In "Nomad Is an Island", Queen Singlish and her servants travel in a spaceship that looks like an island.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the first episode, Bravestarr notices and becomes interested in J.B. the first time he sees her... which is while she's facing away from him and slightly bent over.
** In "Nomad is an Island", Queen Singlish character design looked every bit the stereotypical BDSM dominatrix.
* GRatedDrug: Subverted in "The Price".
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Singlish from "Nomad Is an Island". Not only is she mean to her servants, she kidnaps Thirty-Thirty (because she wants a horse as a gift for her 1000th birthday) and some random Prairie People (because she wants slaves).
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Scuzz. He's seen smoking a really dirty-looking cigar at all times, can't speak more than a sentence without coughing, and at one point in TheMovie, he actually lights his cigar ''with a stick of dynamite''. None of the other villains look too favorably on his habit, though.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Bravestarr and Judge J. B., openly acknowledged in TheMovie.
* ICallItVera: Sarah Jane, Thirty-Thirty's {{BFG}}.
* IHaveComeTooFar: In ''Eye Of the Beholder'', Aley asks Tex why he needs to steal Kerium so badly.
--> '''Tex''': [[TearJerker Because... because it's too late for anything else...]]
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: In "Thoren the Slavemaster", the titular villain uses a "minisizer" to shrink Bravestarr and several other characters.
* JustAMachine: The [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman status]] of MechaMooks varies from one episode to another, but series regulars Cactushead and Thunderstick are clearly considered people (albeit rotten ones).
* KickTheDog: Several of the villains have their {{Jerkass}} moments throughout the series, but special mention goes to the scene in "No Drums, No Trumpets" where Thunderstick and Outlaw Scuzz go out of their way to harass and berate a man in front of his young daughter just for carrying her baby dolls.
* LastOfHisKind: Thirty-Thirty.
* LawmanGoneBad: [[spoiler:Jingles Morgan]] in "Fallen Idol".
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Bravestarr and his Shaman both qualify.
* MeaningfulName:
** Bravestarr is brave...and a Native American...and wears a star.
** Thirty-thirty wields the RayGun version of a Winchester 30-30 rifle.
** The MagicalNativeAmerican isn't just a shaman, he's ''named'' Shaman.
* MechanicalMonster: Stampede's Bronco-Tank.
* MineralMacGuffin: Kerium, a highly energized red crystal that's used as a power source for pretty much everything and is described as "ten times more valuable than gold." It's a plot point in a lot of different ways, and a ''lot'' of parallels are drawn between it and gold.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Somewhat in "Nomad is an Island" despite the fact that Queen Singlish's "only two subjects" didn't really seem to respect her much to begin with, their [[IKissYourFoot superficial token groveling]] notwithstanding. Also, they seemed well aware of the fact that she needed them more than they needed her. [[WhosLaughingNow It hardly come as any shock]] that at the end of the episode after her defeat, there's a slight [[TheCoup change in how things are done]] aboard the island.
* MoralityPet: Tex-Hex's ex-girlfriend Ursula is this for him; he sabotages his own mission once when it would endanger her.
* NeverSayDie: Averted; the words die, death, and murder are used when appropriate, and the situations ''do'' come up, with "Fallen Idol" being one of the most prominent examples.
* TheObiWan: The Shaman.
* OneRiotOneRanger: This trope was the basic concept behind the show.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Stampede is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot giant, magic-using cyborg dragon with a head shaped like a cow-skull]]--and, at least for the era when this show was produced, he is frigging ''[[NightmareFuel terrifying]].''
* [[OurMonstersAreWeird Our Robots Are Weird]]: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cactushead]] has to be one of the weirdest-looking robots ever designed. He looks like a JokeCharacter, but he's actually one of Tex's more competent underlings. Then there's Thunderstick, who not only looks odd but speaks a sort of RoboSpeak patois that causes him to repeat phrases in a herky-jerky manner.
* PerfectPacifistPeople: The Fooftas in "The Ballad of Sarah Jane".
* PetTheDog: A few times, for Tex Hex, usually regarding his ex-girlfriend Ursula or someone who reminds him of her.
* PigMan: Hawgtie from Tex's gang.
* PilotMovie: ''Bravestarr: The Movie'', aka ''Bravestarr: The Legend''. It was meant to be a theatrically released introduction to the series, but due to a botched distribution deal, it only had a few limited screenings and was rarely seen until its DVD release.
* {{Planetville}}: New Texas.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Arguably the most obvious example ever - the two-part "Franchise/SherlockHolmes in the 23rd Century" (in which Bravestarr himself is the only regular who appears - it's not even set on New Texas), which never became a Filmation series. The similar ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'' was made by DIC several years later.
* ProtagonistTitle
* {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s: The Krang, a race of [[PettingZooPeople cat guys.]]
* ThePowerOfRock: Used in "New Texas Blues".
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "I! Never! Lose!" in "Fallen Idol" [spoiler: by LawmanGoneBad Jingles Morgan.]
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Tex Hex's henchbeings.
* SapientSteed
* ScaledUp: In "The Vigilantes", Tex Hex turns himself into a giant dragon in Handlebar's saloon in order to attack Bravestarr. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't go well for him.]]
* ScareEmStraight: "[[DrugsAreBad The Price]]", which shows [[DownerEnding just what happens]] to people who use drugs.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Outlaw Scuzz tries to pull this a lot whenever the villains are losing, due to his ability to burrow underground. One episode even has him producing mechanical wings from behind his back and flying away the moment Bravestarr breaks into the villains' hideout.
* SettlingTheFrontier: The main background of the story is the settlement of New Texas.
* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon
* SnakePeople: Vipra
* SoreLoser: "Fallen Idol" showed how the Pride of one made a BrokenPedistal: [[spoiler: Jingles Morgan lost a fighting match and fell off a bridge into mud. People laughed at his defeat, even his victorious opponent (which seems too close to UnsportsmanlikeGloating). In a moment of UncontrollableRage, he grabs his nearby disintegrator pistol and blasts the opponent with it, killing him.]]
* SpaceWestern
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** The makers of the show couldn't decide whether Tex Hex's prairie person henchman is called Outlaw ''Skuzz'' or Outlaw ''Scuzz''. An episode title uses the "Skuzz" spelling, but "Scuzz" appears on the merchandise.
** The humanoid pig that's sometimes seen riding with Tex's gang is named ''Hawgtie'', not Hogtie.
* StartOfDarkness: For Tex Hex.
* [[StrawCharacter Strawman]] [[ActualPacifist Pacifist]]: The elder Fuufta, especially Omeesh in the episode "The Ballad of Sara Jane".
* StockFootage: Several extended sequences from the feature film were used routinely as stock footage (and padding) in the series: the space montage opening almost every episode; Bravestarr riding Thirty-Thirty through the desert; Fort Kerium going into Fortress Mode. Conversely, some shots from the series' TitleSequence were integrated into the film's action sequences (the two were produced simultaneously). The four stock sequences of Bravestarr summoning his animal powers were used regularly. Filmation's heavy use of stock and rotoscoped character motions may also qualify.
* SuperSenses: "Eyes of the hawk!" and "Ears of the wolf!"
* SuperSpeed: "Speed of the puma!"
* SuperStrength: "Strength of the bear!"
* ThisCannotBe: When Bravestarr sees the warrant [[spoiler: For Jingles Morgan, his mentor at the Marshals' Academy]] in "Fallen Idol," he gets this reaction when he says this in disbelief. When Fuzz asks what Jingles is wanted for, Bravestarr can only say in a smaller disbelieving voice, "Murder."
* TransformationSequence: Seen when Thirty-Thirty converts from humanoid to robot horse form (and vice versa). The StockFootage seen when Bravestarr uses his animal powers may also qualify.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: In "Night of the Bronco Tank", Stampede creates a mechanical monstrosity to destroy Bravestarr and finally take over New Texas. Once the Bronco Tank becomes powerful enough, it decides to go after Stampede as well and rule New Texas itself.
* VerbalTic: Half of the non-human cast seems to have one of these. Stampede punctuates his speech with bull-like snorts, Vipra hisses like a snake when she talks, Thunderstick repeats random words, Thirty-Thirty whinnies like a horse...
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[MisplacedWildlife Dingo]] Dan, one of the series regulars, is an [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic dingo]] who can magically disguise himself as a human.
* WhamEpisode: "The Price". You think you're in for another preachy DrugsAreBad episode, but then the ending ''hits you like a '' ''[[TearJerker nuclear blast of feels]]''.
* WasOnceAMan: Tex Hex was once a normal man who was driven to madness by his greed for Kerium, and eventually transformed into a hideous undead magician by Stampede.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The episode "Tex's Terrible Night."
* YouNoTakeCandle: The Prairie People, as well as half of Tex's gang, speak in broken English.
** Exceptions: Skuzz speaks perfect English in several episodes ("The Witnesses" and "Who Am I?") as well as his anti-smoking AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle segment.
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