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''Chris Colorado'' is a french animated series that aired on {{Toonami}} in the UK 2001 and later in other countries. It is set in an AfterTheEnd world where the survivors of an meteorite impact gathered and assembled The World Federation, a peaceful society. A few decades later a dictator called [[{{NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast}} Thanatos]], with an army of Thanor cyborgs/cultists, took over Europe. The Centurions of Freedom, a group led by Commander Richard Julian, rallied against him and overthrew his rule, exiling his [[{{Cult}} Triple-six Group]] to the Forbidden Zone, the area around the meteor impact crater. Subsequently, Julian was elected Commander (i.e President) of the World Federation.

The main character, Chris Colorado, a former soldier, is recruited by The Commander as a personal secret agent against Thanatos, after the dictator made an attempt on his life. Chris' father was a famous member of The Centurions of Freedom that went missing and is presumed to be a traitor. That motivated Chris to search for the truth about his (mostly missing) family.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AfterTheEnd: First a giant, planet-altering meteor, then a [=MegaWar=]. [[spoiler: Both caused by the same OmnicidalManiac]].
* ApocalypseHow: Class 1.
* ActionGirl: Rebecca Wong.
* ArtificialLimbs: Rebecca.
* BadassLongcoat: Thanatos.
* BigBad / DarkMessiah: Thanatos
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Senator Herb Forsythe (The Third)]].
* BigScrewedUpFamily : The Krantz family.
* ConspicuouslyLightPatch
* ConspicuousCG
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Jack Mitchell.
* DarkerAndEdgier: By French animation standards, that is.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Chris knew Rebecca when they were in high school, but he didn't recognize her.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The show only ever came out to DVD in a small quantity, and is practically impossible to come by in stores today.
* LongLostRelative
* LoveTriangle: Both Wencenslas and William Erwin were after Lauren.
** SiblingTriangle
* {{Mooks}}: The Thanors.
* OminousLatinChanting: The main theme.
--> Ars Longa. Vita Brevis.
* [[spoiler: ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Herb Forsythe III]].
* SceneryGorn
* SeasonFluidity: It's rather abrupt, if you skip more than two or three episodes, you'll have a hard time understanding what is going on.
* {{Unobtainium}}: Magnetite, but not really. Since the meteor fell, nuclear power does not work anymore, and magnet reactors of some kind are used to generate power. The world capital is at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichen_Itza Chichen Itza]], where a new magnetic pole of the Earth was located.
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