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[[caption-width-right:324: "[[Franchise/LupinIII My grandson]][[note]]or is it my son?[[/note]] only wishes he was '''THIS''' classy."]]
'''''Night Hood''''' (aka '''''Les exploits d'Arsène Lupin''''') was a French-Canadian [[AnimatedAdaptation animated series]] inspired by the ''Literature/ArseneLupin'' novels by Maurice Leblanc. Set in the 1930s, [[GentlemanThief Lupin]] is aided by his assistant Grognard. Getting involved in his exploits are two reporters, Kelly Kincaid and Max [[ShoutOut Leblanc]]. Inspector Ganimard and Sgt. Folenfant seek to capture him. Lupin himself opposes the schemes of billionaire arms industrialist H.R. Karst, the devious [[PunnyName May Hem]] and a tough as nails thug [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep known only as Steel]].

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!!This series has examples of:
* TheAce: Lupin, naturally, for the majority of the series. [[TropesAreNotBad And it works.]]
* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Plucky Female Reporters Want Gentlemen Thieves]]: Kelly and Lupin have a bit of {{UST}} going on... well, as much as a {{YTV}} show can have, at any rate.
* AnimationBump: As good as the animation for the actual show is, the intro is '''phenomenal'''.
** The MediumBlending doesn't hurt, either...
* {{Animesque}}: Mostly the opening, which is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7W4QD4ez9I gorgeous,]]'' I might add.
* ArmsDealer: Karst.
* BadassCape: Lupin
* BadassDriver: Grognard
* TheBaroness: May Hem.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Kelly ''never'' wears women's clothing. The girliest thing she sports is a set of pink pajamas.
* BlondesAreEvil: May Hem
* CaneFu: Lupin's cane isn't just for show...
* CallingCard: Lupin's left these so many times, Karst just has to leave a fake card at a crime he planned, and Ganimard and Folenfant are on Lupin's trail - or so they think... Several times Lupin complains that his habit of leaving a calling card just makes him easy to frame.
* ConcealingCanvas: In one episode, Lupin and Grognard are baffled as to where some hidden documents could be in the room, because there are no paintings for a safe to be hidden behind, and as Grognard points out, [[LampshadedTrope "All safes are behind paintings!"]]. Turns out it was behind a tribal mask.
** Later on in the same episode, Karst fulfils the exact same trope... and [[GenreSavvy Lupin goes straight for the painting]].
* CoolCar: Lupin's car can even turn into an airplane and a boat
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: H.R. Karst.
* CulturalTranslation: The English dub gives pretty much everyone [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent an American accent]]. Fortunately all names have their proper French pronunciations
** Lupin himself however has a ''very'' slight accent that sounds like it ''might'' be French. Maybe.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lupin is often this
* EvilCounterpart: Karst to Lupin, Steel to Grognard and May Hem to Kelly.
* FakeOutMakeOut: Lupin and Kelly pull one of these when planning to rob Fort Knox.
* FemmeFatale: May Hem again.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: H.R. Karst
** TheDragon: Steel
** EvilGenius: H.R. Karst again
** TheBrute: Gila and Diesel serve as Co-Brutes.
** TheDarkChick: May Hem
* GayParee: Most of the buildings and clothes are [[TheRoaringTwenties Art Deco]]. Not that much of an AdaptationDecay, given that about a third of the books were written in that time.
* GentlemanThief: Lupin himself, naturally.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: On episode seven, May Hem did an ''interesting'' way to calm down the enraged Karst who was once again foiled by Lupin. The scene ended with May Hem stroking the back of Karst's neck and a newspaper was thrown away. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?
* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Gentleman Thief Who Doesn't Do Anything]]: Lupin seems to spend more time foiling Karst than actually stealing anything.
** Well, Karst does seem to spend most of his time making Lupin WronglyAccused of a crime Karst himself had committed, or just inferring that he's more thief than gentleman, or [[ItsPersonal making it personal in some other fashion]]. Thus, Lupin has to right a wrong to either clear his name, avenge his honour, [[TakeAThirdOption or both]].
* HeroesWantRedheads: Lupin towards Kelly. The same can be said for Folenfant as well, though his chances there are even less than catching Lupin.
* HighClassGlass: Lupin [[CostumeInertia always wears a monocle and]] BadassCape when going into action.
** In one episode, he allows himself to be caught, but he doesn't have his monocle on. [[spoiler: It turns out to be Grognard wearing [[LatexPerfection a Lupin mask]]. ]]
** There's also this one episode when Lupin reveals himself to May Hem by removing his mask and putting on his monocle. Then, May Hem slaps him and his monocle falls out.
* HopelessSuitor: Folefant is this to Kelly. There's an interesting variation to this in that Kelly knows he has a crush on her, and is more than willing to exploit this by taking him out to lunch for a scoop... but nothing more.
* InkSuitActor: The opening features a moving silhouette of Lupin played by a live actor, with scenes from the show playing on the silhouette.
* IntrepidReporter: Kelly.
* KarmaHoudini: Karst and all his allies. While Lupin does ruin their plans, he is never stopped from trying again or caught for everything he's behind.
** The general implication is that even if Karst or his cronies was charged, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney he'd just buy his way out of it]].
** Also, Lupin does seem to hurt Karst in his wallet most of the time. After all, he had a lot of money invested in these schemes...
* LegacyCharacter: Fans suggest that the Lupin of NightHood may in fact be the son of the original Literature/ArseneLupin, which would make him the father of Franchise/LupinIII, but THAT would fall under [[EpilepticTree Epileptic Trees]].
* TheMafia: They show up in Episode 13.
* MaleGaze: A couple of times featuring May Hem.
* MasterOfDisguise: Lupin, of course... even when [[PaperThinDisguise it's just a fake moustache]] May Hem also gets in on the act from time to time.
* MatchCut: During the intro sequence, a rose petal turns into Lupin's BadassCape.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: H.R. Karst is pretty much a villainous Howard Hughes.
** And of course there's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsene_Lupin_vs._Herlock_Sholmes Herlock Sholmes]].
* OrientExpress: A large part of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A Prince on The Orient Express]].
* PapaWolf: Just try messing with any one of Lupin's friends...
* PersonalMook: While not at all villainous, Grognard is this to Lupin, acting as his driver, cook, and general ally.
** Steel plays this straight.
* PluckyGirl: Kelly.
* PoliceAreUseless: Well, [[BumblingSidekick Folenfant]] certainly is.
* PunnyName: Not just May Hem ([[DontExplainTheJoke d'you get it?]]) but Folefant, translated into English, means "foolish/mad child".
** In Episode 13, there's a Mafioso whose surname is ''Marscapone''.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Lupin
* SchizoTech: The show is set post WorldWarI and yet, there's the existence of surveillance cameras and automatic doors.
* ShoutOut: This version of Lupin has several [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to various anime series, least obvious is Lupin himself takes several visual and stylistic cues from [[Franchise/SailorMoon Tuxedo Mask]] and there are even a few to Franchise/LupinIII (the dynamic between Lupin and AscendedExtra Grognard owes a lot to that between Lupin and Jigen).
* SkunkStripe: Wilson.
* SomethingAboutARose: Aside from symbolizing how [[GentlemanThief Lupin]] really is, rose becomes a communication item for Lupin and Kelly whenever there's crucial info.
* SpyCatsuit: May Hem has one.
* SweetTooth: Max.
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Ganimard.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Gila and Diesel, Karst's rather incompetent henchmen.
* TimmStyle: The art style is very obviously inspired by WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.
* TranquilizerDart: Complete with InstantSedation.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Lupin and Kelly if they aren't an OfficialCouple.
* WorthyOpponent: Lupin muses that Inspector Ganimard ''would'' be this if he wasn't saddled with the utterly incompetent Folenfant.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: The name change for the English dub was due to some legal buffoonery surrounding the name Lupin.
* [[VillainExitStageLeft Gentleman Thief Exit Stage Left]]: Lupin '''''always''''' does this... and not just OnceAnEpisode.
* VillainousBreakdown: Karst usually gets this whenever he found out that Lupin thwarted his plans again.
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