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''Hero: 108'' is an animated television series on Cartoon Network and the Cartoon Network international cable network, and Creator/{{Kabillion}} [=OnDemand=] channel in the United States. The series was created by Phoenix Tarng of Gamania, co-produced by Gamania, Cartoon Network, and Taffy Entertainment.

The story is about humans and [[TalkingAnimal animals]] battling for peace in the Hidden Kingdom. The main characters, [[FiveManBand First Squad]], are led by an organization called Big Green trying to mend fences between human society and the various animal kingdoms. The story was inspired by the 14th century Chinese novel, ''Literature/WaterMargin'', although in the style of a children's show.

This series has a [[Characters/{{Hero 108}} character sheet]].

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!!Tropes associated with Hero108:

* AllYourPowersCombined: ''A lot'' of characters team up for more power; a notable example would be, after making [[MakeMyMonsterGrow Yaksha grow]] he turns into a HumongousMecha and First Squad combine their powers .
** The titular hero 108 is [[spoiler: comprised of all 107 heroes of Big Green.]]
** Also Lin Chung's combiner team with the Cheetah King and Queen.
* AbnormalAmmo: From peas to paintbrushes to tops. Basically, if it's NOT a weapon, it's used as one in this series.
* AlwaysInClassOne: Extremely evident. In spite of the title implying a very large cast, nearly all the action is centered around the five members of the "First Squad".
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife
* AnimalGenderBender: Queen Peacock.
* {{Animorphism}}: The Spirit Cave that turns all who enter into their spirit animal. Lin Chung is a Panther, Mighty Ray is a boar and Mystique Sonia is a swan.
* BadassBoast: "I AM MIGHTY RAY!!! FEAR MY EYEBALLS!!!"
* BearsAreBadNews: Bear King seems to be TheDragon.
* BigBad: High Roller.
** BiggerBad: Twin Masters.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The insects of second season range from human-sized and up.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: High Roller's original design had an arrow going through one of his ears and out the other. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ssiILondcU
* BulletSeed: The Air Force does this with grape seeds.
* ButtMonkey: Ape Trully most of the time but all the main characters got a chance to be one.
* [[BambooTechnology Calabash Technology]]: With shades of SchizoTech.
* BossSubtitles: Season two gives us one for every new member of Big Green.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Yaksha is one.
** The girl part is in question, since at least one Yaksha was a guy. It's creepy how no one seems to care that the guy got turned into one.
** The spell seems to be partly voluntary. In "Peacock Castle", several people became Yakshas at once. When Sonia's looks were messed up, they all returned to normal, but Sonia's own Yaksha remained to comfort her.
* TheCollector: The Slug King with humans and animals alike.
* CookingDuel: The animals will ''always'' challenge the humans to one of these before agreeing to be allies.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Some of the 'torture' methods of the animals count as this, though others are actually pretty cruel.
* CoveredInGunge: The Slug Army does this to people.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
-->"We don't steal useless things!"\\
"Yes, we only steal useful things!"
* DistressedDude: Ape Trully's key role. To the point that even the characters know it; one episode has Ray complaining about how bored he is waiting for Ape Trully to get in trouble so they have to save him again.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In one episode High Roller invents [[FRanchise/StarWars Darth Vader]]-esque helmet armor for his new chameleon army before putting them on parade to view his speech ([[ConservationOfCompetence or tries to, anyway]]). Not only is [[KingMook Queen Chameleon]]'s helmet so [[GiantMook big]] that the cannon on top makes it look like a spiked pickelhaube, but the enormous logo on the side is painted in a style that makes it look like a deformed (and six-armed) swastika.
* DropTheHammer: Deer King is skilled with a hammer, but mainly he uses it to get his subjects' horns vibrating.
* EnemyMine: A few with Big Green and High Roller against Twin Masters.
** One is with First Squad and Bearstomp against the Minotaur.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* EvilVsEvil: The Zebra Brothers vs the Soldiers of Darkness in "Parrot Castle II". Mostly cause the Soldiers captured Parrot King and Rabbit King, whom the Zebra Brothers are trying to capture too.
* FarEast: Where the series takes place.
* FiveManBand: First Squad and Second Squad.
** TheHero: Lin Chung
** TheLancer: Jumpy Ghostface
** TheSmartGuy: Mr. Nohands
** TheBigGuy: Mighty Ray
** TheChick: Mystique Sonia
** TeamPet: Yaksha
* FourFingeredHands
* FusionDance: One of Woo the Wise's inventions can merge 6 total subjects into a [[MixAndMatchCritters hybrid]].
** High Roller can combine with Bear King normally, gaining the ability to use Bear King's body as his own, and it's surprisingly effective, letting him single-handedly beat the stuffing out of all of First Squad with relative ease.
** The tablets of Qi-Gong when broken allow the user to combine anyone into any composite they want. The end result will resemble a wooden puppet with a spinning head to switch between faces.
* GenreBlindness: Ape Trully takes it to an art from.
* GiantSpider: The Spider Army.
* GrandTheftMe: High Roller steals Lin Chung's body in one episode.
* GreenEyedMonster: Mystique Sonia's Yaksha has a tendency of becoming angrily jealous whenever she shows any affection to anyone else.
* HartmanHips: Mystique Sonia.
* HenchmenRace
* HeroesRUs: The eponymous 108 is an organization of heroes, with everyone having their own special schitck.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Lin Chung and the Tank Commander are [[Anime/{{MegaManNTWarrior}} MegaMan]].
** Funny enough, Commander ApeTrully, Mr. No Hands, Mighty Ray, Kowloon and a Cat Soldier are [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Mega Man, Rush, Snake Man, Metal Man, Meg Man X]] and [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Dr. Wily]]!
*** For some non-Mega Man roles they're also: [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Coconuts,]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku, Master Roshi]] and [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest Hughbert Test.]]
** Moreso, High Roller, Jumpy Ghostface, Sparky White, the Cheetah King and Golden Eye Husky are [[Anime/{{MegaManNTWarrior}} SkullMan, HeatMan, SnakeMan and MoltanicMan!]]
*** as far as non-Mega Man stuff goes they're also: [[Manga/DeathNote Ryuk,]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta, Yajirobe]] and [[WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground Knuckles the Enchidna.]]
** The Cheetah Queen is [[{{Inuyasha}} Shippo,]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ Son Gohan and Son Goten.]]
** Mystique Sonia is [[{{Inuyasha}} Sango,]] {{Franchise/Barbie}} and [[WesternAnimation/MartinMystery Diana Lombard.]]
** Woo the Wise and Sparky Black are [[WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man.]]
* HugeRiderTinyMount: Big Green ride on turtles with tank threads. Parrot King rides a snail for some reason.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Most animals believe this thanks to High Roller.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: ______ Castle, with _____ being [[MonsterOfTheWeek the animal featured in that episode]].
* IncrediblyLamePun: Lampshaded in Frog Castle. "Defeat First Squad, Frogs!" "Hop to it!" *DopeSlap* "What a stupid joke."
* InformedAbility: Mr. No Hands is supposed to be team captain, but stays home in quite a lot of episodes.
* IronicFear: The Commander of the Soldiers of Darkness is afraid of the dark.
* KiAttacks: Lin Chung [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands gets]] the ability to channel purple Harmonic energy in the second season. It also serves as a [[BarrierMaiden shield]] for himself and those around him.
* KillAndReplace: The Leeches' modus operandi with their ability to shape-shift into whoever they touch.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: The original Yaksha.]]
* KingMook: The animal kings that serve High Roller.
* KnightOfCerebus: Unlike High Roller, Twin Masters are not treated as comical villains.
* LampshadeHanging: [=ApeTrully=] gets captured by every animal faction he tries to make friends with. One episode even begins with Mighty Ray saying he's bored waiting around for [=ApeTrully=] to call them to save him.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The animal leaders (examples: Elephant King is red, Deer King is red, Crocodile King is green, Snake King is blue, Bear King is brown, Eagle/Bald Eagle/Ostrich King has white chest feathers)
* {{Leitmotif}}: Disco music is played whenever turtles are moving.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MadeOfIron: Tigers, ligers and rhinos are the only animals invulnerable to Mighty Ray's EyeBeams.
* MakingASplash: Seahorse Prince and his subjects by themselves serve as high-power water rifles. First Squad gets water added to their powers when using them for a period of time.
* MeaningfulName: [=ApeTrully=], High Roller, Jumpy Ghostface.
* MeaninglessVillainVictory: [[spoiler:in "Pitched Battle of the Tank Army", summoning the SealedEvilInACan basically amounts to doing 100 lifts with the improvised dumbbell...and then they ''[[SquishyWizard die in one hit each]]'']]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Zebra brothers when it is not the full moon. The only real boost they get with the full moon is some miscellaneous power, though.
* {{Mooks}}
* MorphicResonance: When impersonating the leeches eyes are green and oozing black tears. Interestingly enough they have no eyes of their own in natural form.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: When the Zebras pretend to become good guys. Mr. Nohands: "First Squad and you Zebras...deploy".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Soldiers... [dramatic music, zoom in] of Darkness.
* NiceHat: Yaksha.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Bet you didn't know Yaksha could become a CombiningMecha or Mystique Sonia's buns could give the team super strength until they happened, did you?
** Bet you didn't know that Lin Chung has some purple energy power in season 2.
*** Bet you didn't know that purple energy power [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands can do whatever the plot needs it to.]]
* OneHundredAndEight
* OrderVersusChaos: The underlying motif of the conflict in season two between Twin Masters and Lin Chung.
* PhlebotinumOverdose: In "Lion Castle" Mystque Sonia ate too many of her magic bean buns and ended up really fat and out of shape.
* PowerUpFood: Mighty Ray and bananas.
* RaisedByWolves: The Dog King.
* RubberMan: The leeches when transformed.
* RuleOfThree: "We love you, Mystique Sonia!"
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: The Commander of the Soldiers of Darkness.
* SeriousBusiness: Almost all the challenges are this, the most eponymous example being when they managed to recruit Jumpy Ghostface after defeating him in '''Jump Rope Battle'''
* TheSoCalledCoward: Sammo, supposedly so cowardly that the other whales shun him, swims right into danger when the heroes ask him to transport them. He never even flinches.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: Many times. High Roller could be considered one himself. Read nothing but comics and eat only candy and you will turn into an evil emperor. Be nice to butterflies and they will save you from magic zebras.
* SpiderTank: The Arachno Tanks; they're even shaped like the Calabash tanks. Their cannonballs are balls of web and they have greater maneuverability with feet instead of treads.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Lin Chung is the strongest, smartest, and most creative member of Big Green. A majority of difficult obstacles are only overcome due to Lin Chung's expertise, and most episodes would not reach a conclusion if not for his skillful and/or creative solutions. In fact, most [[CookingDuel animal challenges]] are won solely by Lin Chung, by his direct intervention, or thanks to his advice. Often, the other members of First Squad aren't even needed once Lin Chung discovers how to achieve victory. It's no wonder that First Squad's de facto leader, Mr. No Hands, simply stays home most of the time. This would all be fine if Lin Chung was actually clearly defined as TheHero of the series, rather than focusing on the concept of there being a team of heroes.
* StrictlyFormula: [=ApeTrully=] goes to animal's castle to offer a golden present, he gets captured and calls First Squad. First Squad beats up the animals, animals refuse to surrender unless First Squad beats them in some [[CookingDuel random competition]].
** They [[GrowingTheBeard break this formula]] in the second season when things get a [[LetsGetDangerous little more serious]].
* SuddenlyVoiced: Camel King, Golden Eye Husky and a few other animal kings; [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since Parrot King is now teaching English.
* SuperSpeed: The cheetahs naturally but also surprisingly the Sloth, for their heavy coats serve as weighted training.
* {{Talking Animal}}s: [[JustifiedTrope Justified.]] The Parrots learned to speak from the humans and as such, taught various other animals to speak the human language as well, when we first see a lot of the animal rulers they can only speak in animal, but since the Parrot King was recruited a lot of the previous recruits have learned to speak human, such as Jumpy Ghostface or Golden Eye Husky.
* TheDogBitesBack: The Zebra brothers seem more willing to strike back at High Roller, since season 2.
** And High Roller is willing to seize more power to overthrow Twin Masters.
* TheEmperor: High Roller.
* TheRival: Second Squad.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Zebra Brothers.
* TitleDrop: In [[GrandFinale "The Bronze Giant"]]. [[spoiler: It's a HumongousMecha]].
* TransformationNameAnnouncement: I am Mighty Ray! [[EyeBeams Fear my eyeballs!]]
* WideEyedIdealist: [=ApeTrully=] thinks the answer to all problems is asking nicely.
** Asking nicely and [[CrimefightingWithCash offering piles of gold]].
*** It doesn't hurt to try, but it's never worked onscreen.
*** He used it to buy a ticket to a performance of the Panda and Giraffe King.
*** It actually DID work, sort of, in regards to winning over the bat and the hen forces in "Pitched Battle of the Airforce." They actually joined Big Green without trying to put First Squad through the standard challenge. But, to be fair, they HAD already just been beaten thoroughly in mass combat and their allies, the eagles, had just abandoned them to Big Green's forces, which severely shook their faith in High Roller.
** In "Rabbit Castle", he also offers carrots to the rabbits.
* TheKlutz: The Zebras.
* TheUnintelligible: Jumpy Ghostface in the early episodes, and most of the time, Yaksha.
* TheWormThatWalks: Many bugs have been shown able to become a larger being by combining.
* TooDumbToLive: Sure the Zebra Brothers and High Roller do the most stupid stuff, but the Air Defense Troops of Big Green actually ate the bamboo shoots that Lin Chung was using as ammo, leaving him totally defenseless. In fact, throughout the whole fight they seemed to be incredibly focused on eating the heroes' ammo.
** High Roller on one occasion is actually winning by a large margin, until he stops to mock his opponent, laugh, ''put on a puppet show'', and then laugh some more. Then he gives up the key to Big Green after winning it to... conquer the moon.
* UnexplainedRecovery: In Peacock Castle, the Zebra brothers fell into a volcano. "Oh, but this is a kids' show, right? they'll crawl back out of it at the end of the episode, right?" No. The episode ended without even hinting that they could have survived. In the next episode they are fine, without even a HandWave to explain their resurrection.
* WardrobeMalfunction: a RunningGag with Woo the Wise.
* AWolfInSheepsClothing: Ape Trully. Although he looks kind of robotic, he's a monkey wearing his best attempt at a human disguise, because he believes his troops wouldn't take orders from a monkey -[[FridgeLogic even though Big Green is all about human/animal alliances.]]
** Though since this is based on a Chinese tale, it could be cause of the legend of "The Monkey Who Would be King." Or whatever it was called.
* YinYangBomb: An interesting example used by both the BiggerBad and the TheHero, Twin Masters and Lin Chung respectively. Twin Masters uses chaos energy that is red and blue whereas Lin Chung utilizes harmonic energy that is purple.
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