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->''"I demand to be acknowledged!!"''
-->—'''Voltar'''

''The League of Super Evil'' ([[FunWithAcronyms acronym L.O.S.E.]]) is a cartoon series on {{Ytv}} about a QuirkyMinibossSquad made up of {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s. The team is led by the PointyHairedBoss Voltar, a CardCarryingVillain and all-around LargeHam. He constantly attempts to be evil, but is largely incompetent of anything more serious than PokeThePoodle. Forming Voltar's posse of mooks is the MadScientist ButtMonkey Doktor Frogg and the DumbMuscle [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Red Menace]]. Their TeamPet Doomageddon is a pandimensional [[strike:hell]] [[{{Bowdlerize}} doom]]hound and ExtremeOmnivore.

Every episode they pull some harebrained scheme in an attempt to be evil, but usually manage only to be annoying. So far their most ambitious schemes have been to annoy the neighborhood, steal $5 to open a bank account for a free toaster, host a neighborhood barbecue and not invite the neighbors, and sneak their way into a fancy restaurant. They have also sold Evil Lemonade and Evil Piñatas. They have also stolen an ice ray that can turn the planet into an ice cube, but only to use it as an air conditioner.
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!!''LeagueOfSuperEvil'' provides examples of:
* TheAce: Glory Guy.
* AccidentalHero: Voltar refuses cookie sales from a Suzie Scouts member. Neighbors praise him. Go figure.
** Also the episode where Voltar and his crew is credited for "saving" a bunny that they captured under suspicion for overhearing a plot.
* AdolfHitler: Watch the episode ''Suzie Scouts''. A lookalike of Hitler appears during a crowd scene, wearing a white T-shirt. He isn't named though as Hitler explicitly, so it's NoCelebritiesWereHarmed.
** On the same subject, a Steve Jobs expy that runs an evil gagets and computer company that looks suspiciously like Apple also have a few appearances.
* AdaptationExpansion: Logical. It was based off of a sketch entitled "When We Were Heros".
* AffablyEvil: This trope pretty much defines the show.
* AffectionateParody: Force Fighters V, of the Franchise/PowerRangers. One of the elements on their CombiningMecha is a ''hand''.
** Heck, probably everyone. The Cougar is Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}.
* AllThereInTheManual: The show's [[http://www.leagueofsuperevil.com/ website]].
* AmusingInjuries: Usually Doktor Frogg as he is the resident ChewToy
* AnimalSuperheroes: Villainous variant: The Cougar.
* ArmCannon: Skullossus possesses one of these.
* ArtImitatesArt: Frogg and Red imitate ''Series/AmericanGothic'' as part of a disguise, while Voltar and Doomy dress like farm animals.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Gene plans to become a superhero by rising through the ranks of whatever job he's on at the time... somehow.
* BadassAdorable: The Dolphin can probably rival [[PhineasAndFerb Perry the Platypus]] in levels of Animal Government Agent Badass. Especially the fact he has a [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beam]] installed in his head. But also at the same time, being a Dolphin he is totally adorable.
* BadGuyBar: Er, Bad Guy 5-star Restaurant, Villaynes.
* BadSanta: Subverted, as there is actually a variant of Christmas for villains called "Chaos-mas", where bad people get presents from Kinder Kreep for being bad all year.
* BalloonBelly: The mutant Bunny after swallowing Doomageddon. (It's a long story)
** Also Doomageddon after eating an entire freezer full of Fudgy Yummy Fudge Bars
* BankToaster: The League once schemed to steal $5 so they could open a bank account to obtain a free toaster.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: "Helicopters in space? [[LampshadeHanging That's just ridiculous.]]"
* BatteriesNotIncluded: The Henchbot Elites ''look'' fancy and feature-packed, but then you learn they require many different add-on upgrades to even be useful!
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Red Menace unleashes his anvil-sized Fists of Judgment only on those who really got it comin'.
* BigEater: Doomageddon
* BiggerOnTheInside: Lampshaded by Red Menace when the League of Super Evil went inside the ice ray in "Escape from Skullossus"
* BigThinShortTrio: Red Menace, Dr. Frogg, and Voltar (respectively)
* BrownBagMask: Voltar, after Humongo steals his helmet. He was seriously desperate to get it back.
* ButtMonkey: Doktor Frogg. He's electrocuted, spat on, run over, and eaten more than any other character, usually by his own inventions or the TeamPet, Doomageddon.
* CanadaEh: Given the show is Canadian, a few references to typically Canadian sports have appeared in episodes; one episode had a scene with Doomageddon curling in a library, and an entire episode was based around street hockey! (Both are considered to be typically "Canadian" sports, although hockey isn't ''nearly'' as obscure as curling in the U.S.)
* TheCanKickedHim: The one and only time LOSE is considered a serious threat is the time Frogg invents a machine to back up all the toilets in the city.
* TheCape: Glory Guy.
* CaptainErsatz: The Cougar is an ersatz of Catwoman. Or at least she thinks she is.
* CardCarryingVillain: If they didn't keep telling you it would be hard to tell they are evil.
* ChaseScene: Parodied, when the team is running away in their golf cart from a guy on a Segway. ''Really'' slowly.
* CatchPhrase: "VICTORY!"
** "Bad Doomageddon!"
* ChewToy: Doktor Frogg, sometimes literally if Doomageddon is involved.
* ClassyCatBurglar: The Cougar.
* CluckingFunny: As part of a farm disguise (which also saw Frogg and Red dress like ''AmericanGothic''), Voltar dresses like a chicken, and amazingly is able to lay an egg.
* ColorCharacter: Averted with Red Menace, who wears green. Lampshaded when the Legion turns up, and his counterpart Green Menace wears red.
* CompressedVice: In "Henchbots On Strike", every single supervillain and superhero is completely idiotic and unable to function without minions.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat
* TheCowl: Nightshade.
* CreepyMonotone: Lair-y.
* DatingCatwoman: Almost literally. In Season 3 episode "Chez Voltar", Batman-Expy Nightshade is seen dating with Catwoman-Expy Cougar.
* DeadpanSnarker: Doktor Frogg.
* DeadTVRemoteGag: Kinda, but replace "TV remote" with the controller of an RC truck. Although the controller randomly worked after someone dropped it on the ground, which ended up activating a prank that they had a second thought about, and suddenly ''did not'' want to occur when they learned something at the last minute.
* DeathCourse: Doktor Frogg attempts to convert a normal obstacle course to this during the pet competition. It backfires and every trap either doesn't go off at all or hits Doomageddon instead.
** The entire crew also does this to thwart the pizza guy's journey to their house in 10 minutes or less.
* DecoyProtagonist: Red asserts himself to be the team leader for Henchmen Appreciation Day, complete with antennae. Voltar is not amused.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Voltar is either a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and AFatherToHisMen, or he's a completely selfish, arrogant jerk without the slightest regard for anyone but himself.
* TheDeterminator: When Voltar wants something, whether it's to throw an "evil" barbecue, steal a highly desired ice ray to use as a air conditioner, or get to eat at an exclusive restaurant for super villains, then no amount of danger or common sense will dissuade him.
** One episode takes it to the [[ExaggeratedTrope illogical extreme]]: Voltar wants to get in to Villaynes (the restaurant all supervillains go), even going so far as to steal the blueprints to the restaurant (which are hidden in the kitchen), and plans their theft of the book so they can get their name in it to get in... while seated at one of the restaurant's tables.
* DirtyCommunists: Not really used in the actual show, per se, but this is likely the origin of Red Menace's name.
* DoAnythingRobot: Subverted, most of the robots shown so far are just Mooks.
** The Henchbot Elites ''can'' do a lot of things, but they required several expensive addons to even do one task!
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: Anything and everything involving Doomageddon.
* DramaticThunder: (Thunderous Underline variant) Parodied when Voltar is boasting to the neighborhood kids about how many TV channels their lair gets. It turns out there really ''was'' a storm producing the thunder.
* DubNameChange: In spanish, Doomagedon got his name changed to Apocalipsis, inverting his bowlderize.
** Red Menace got his name changed to simply Amenaza[[note]] Menace[[/note]]. The communist references aren't prohibited, but Red Menace would actually be a too long name[[note]]Amenaza Roja[[/note]]
* DumbMuscle: Subverted with Red Menace, who is not dumb, but rather bright and resourceful. One episode showed Red scoring higher on a computerized intelligence test than Voltar.
** Also Frogg for one episode, when he decided to use a device to convert his brain power into strength. Of course, while becoming extremely badass as a result, he also became extremely dumb.
* EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys: In true silver age fashion, the maître d'hôtel of the Villains restaurant is a talking gorilla.
* EvilerThanThou: Frogg ends up creating clones of L.O.S.E. that turn out to be far more evil and competent than the originals.
** Also, Mal, the one-time guest henchman for L.O.S.E. who apparently has the authority to demote Voltar.
** Revisited somewhat in "A Lose/Lose Situation" where the Legion of Supreme Evil move in across the street.
* EvilLaugh: Lots of it. Doktor Frogg in particular does this every couple sentences.
* EvilTwin: The Legion of Supreme Evil, although it turns out they're about as evil as each other. Not very.
* EvilVersusEvil
* ExpressiveMask: Everyone. Doktor Frogg has Expressive Goggles.
* {{Expy}}: Voltar seems to be [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]] in a Franchise/PowerRangers outfit. Or, alternatively, [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]].
** Red Menace resembles [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Syndrome]].
* ExtremeOmnivore: Doomageddon again
* FaceHeelTurn: Justice Gene briefly becomes Injustice Gene in one episode.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: "'''L'''eague '''O'''f '''S'''uper '''E'''vil". Yeah...
* FarmBoy: Red Menace (formerly)
* FoodFight: When a MonsterOfTheWeek claims that black licorice is one of the most powerful forms of dark matter in the universe, he ends up capturing Voltar, posing as him, and making a cannon that shoots a concoction of it at people. The final battle between him and Voltar, is fought with the substance.
* FunWithAcronyms: Among others, L.O.S.E., S.W.E.A.T. and U.N.C.O.O.L.
* GentleGiant: Red Menace enjoys gardening and Bouncy Castles
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A very old ClassyCatBurglar known as the Cougar who repeatedly hits on the League. Think about it, it'll come to you. [[spoiler: Clarification: A 'cougar' is a slang term for an older woman, usually middle-aged, who seduces young men.]]
** They actually got away with saying Hellhound once. As of late, this has been heard in most broadcasts of the episode that aired... without censoring, even during early hours when kids would be watching.
** Rosé, the leader of the Force Fighters V, is named after a type of wine.
* GirlScoutsAreEvil: When Voltar refuses to buy cookies from the Suzie Scouts in one episode, they don't take it too well. [[spoiler:However, his action gets him praise by his neighbours...]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Voltar
* HandyRemoteControl: Used to control a flying stick used to win a pet competition
* HappyFunBall: Black licorice is claimed by an alien emperor to be a very powerful form of dark matter.
* HarmlessVillain: All of L.O.S.E., and how. These guys make [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Doctor Horrible]] look like DoctorDoom.
* HellHound: Doomageddon.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[WesternAnimation/StormHawks Junko?]] Is that you?
** [[WesternAnimation/StormHawks Stork]] too?
** yep, and [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Tigatron]] and [[ImpossibleCreatures Dr. Ganglion]]
* HighlyVisibleNinja: The purple {{Ninja}} waiters.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: "Justice Gene". [[spoiler:Gene is defeated by his own organization's stringent rules. Specifically, he wears the wrong type of socks.]]
* HumongousMecha: Two of them, including Commander Chaos' Shuriken Typhoon Super S Atomic Destructo Bot.
** CombiningMecha: Being a parody of SuperSentai and PowerRangers, Force Fighters V naturally use one.
* IdiosyncraticWipes: The LOSE logo.
* IdiotBall: Voltar.
* [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Sympathetic Villains]]: Do we ''really'' have to say it?
* IronicNickname: Humongo, Emperor of the Ginormans, is only just as tall as Voltar himself.
* KnightTemplar: Justice Gene, despite absolute incompetence.
* LargeHam: Voltar
* LegionOfDoom: In one episode, Voltar manages to assemble a group of the most powerful supervillains... who he gets to play hockey against the neighborhood children.
* LevelAte: Being swallowed by Doomageddon transports its victim to an ironically bright and super-happy candy land.
* MadScientist: Doktor Frogg.
* MadnessMantra: "Tofu pops are tasty! Tofu pops are tasty!"
* MeaningfulName: The Cougar, an old Catwoman lookalike who has an attraction to younger men, figure it out.
* MechaMooks: Henchbots 17 and 32, who are constantly getting destroyed.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Red Menace likes finger painting, helps old ladies cross the street, and bakes cupcakes for the group. He always suggests reasonable ("good") solutions to problems, such as talking it out.
* MonsterClown: Chuckles the robot clown
* MostCommonSuperpower: The Cougar
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Doktor Frogg.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Voltar proclaims himself to be "the mostest evilest supervillain in the whole entire world ''and'' Europe."
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Doomageddon.
** Subverted by both Red Menace and Voltar, who are both completely harmless.
* NoRespectGuy: Doktor Frogg.
* OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: When Voltar realizes the potential benefits of never becoming tired, one of his first evil plots is to "make Macaroni Salad"
* OnlySaneMan: While [[AxCrazy "sane" might be the wrong word to use,]] Doktor Frogg is the only member of LOSE who has standard super villain aspirations of world conquest, but he always finds his efforts stymied by a combination of bad luck and the ineptness of his allies (And it kind of says something when the teams MadScientist is the voice of reason.)
* OurTimeMachineIsDifferent: Doktor Frogg's time machine in "Back to the Coupons" is a crappy looking watch... which is also a music player with a built-in disco ball.
* PokeThePoodle
* PowerArmor: Lightning Liz, Voltar for a few minutes.
* PyrrhicVictory: Many of L.O.S.E.'s "victories" end up as these.
* RoadApples: There is an episode that centers around Doomageddon's radioactive excrement and the group's efforts to create clones in order to accomplish the menial task of cleaning it up. Said clones are fitted with "fine tuning" by Doctor Frogg and coincidentally become superior to their originals, going so far as to actually beating up other villains.
* RuleOfFunny: The team earns the ire of a hyper-intelligent cyborg dolphin that can fly and shoot missiles out of its head. HilarityEnsues.
* SelfDestructMechanism: The WeaponOfMassDestruction that a military truck accidentally dropped in front of L.O.S.E.'s house was disposed of using a self-destruction mechanism (believing that if the military couldn't use it, no one should). Ironically the episode it was paired with, ''also'' contained the threat of destroying the Rotten Core store after a de-brained but heavily brawned Frogg got a "refund" from them (and ''no one'' gets a refund from the Rotten Core store and lives.)
* SimilarSquad: The Legion Of Supreme Evil.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Voltar and Mr. Lee, the Pizza Maker.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Voltar in a nutshell.
* SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay: See Batman Can Breathe In Space above,
* SpoiledBrat: Lightning Liz
* SuperHero: Being a supervillain show this is a given. L.O.S.E is usually beneath any heroes' notice but, naturally, whenever they do get one's attention they immediately find themselves in over their heads.
* SuperheroTrophyShelf: Famous Superhero [[TheAce Glory Guy]] confiscates weapons from supervillains he defeats and puts them in alarm-rigged glass cases in his base, along with [[spoiler:any supervillain he catches trying to raid his collection.]]
* SuperVillain: L.O.S.E. is trying to be this.
* SuperZeroes: A villainous variation.
* TerribleTrio: Natch.
* TheNapoleon: Voltar
* TheSiege: When Voltar did not get invited to a neighbor's birthday party (a party that his henchmen, and even his henchbots got invited to), he tried to get in, but every plan backfired. When he decided to turn the table and sabotage it instead, it ''still'' backfires.
* TheVoice: Steve, the League of Super Evil's neighbour, who really couldn't care less about what the team do, especially to him.
* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: Played entirely straight. What makes it even more hilarious is the fact that the pizza joint has a war room setup because of all the times L.O.S.E. has tried this in the past.
* TimeTravelEpisode: Voltar finds a coupon book buried under a couch cushion, and becomes fascinated by a coupon for a free wig... which expired the day prior. You can guess where it goes from here.
** You could also count one episode where at the end, Voltar and Justine Gene are trapped in cement and are freed thousands of years in the future to find out that Red Menace had since conquered the world (A giant statue of him riding a unicorn) Though this was only for a one-shot gag, not an actual plot point.
* TotemPoleTrench: Doubly subverted. There's an actual villain named Mysterio Villaino who looks like Voltar, Red Menace and Doktor Frogg interlocked vertically. Seconds later, the three show up and try the same routine on the maître d'hôtel, without success. Red Menace even mentions, "We should have gone in before that other guy."
* TooDumbToLive: Voltar, which makes him the worst leader ever...
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Even without the whole "super villain" thing, Voltar is still an arrogant, selfish, annoying prick, though not as evil as Frogg.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: "Museum Gene" dismantles the museum's T. rex exhibit to keep L.O.S.E. from "borrowing" a single bone from it. Frogg calls him out on it.
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: The crew is saved by this when Frogg's birthday wrecking robot (who Voltar and Red sent out as part of his own birthday festivities) stops torturing him at midnight because it's not his birthday anymore. Of course, then they learn its now Voltar's birthday...
* WhichMe: After a series of time travel shenanigans, Voltar ends up with a whole army of clones. With different wigs too.
* TheWonka: Humongo. He seems as clueless and evil as Voltar (the worst punishment he could think was not inviting voltar to his wedding). But he is the commander of super conquering race and have actually, you know, conquered.
* VillainsOutShopping - The team fails at even this. One episode revolves around them ordering a pizza ... and making sure that [[ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree they get it for free]] by delaying the delivery-guy at any cost.
* VillainProtagonist
* ZanyScheme: Every single episode.
* ZombieApocalypse: "Ice Creamed" becomes a hilarious send-up of such.
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