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'''''Robotboy''''' (2005-2008) is an animated television series. The eponymous protagonist is the latest creation of the world-renowned scientist Professor Moshimo. Due to fears that Robotboy would be stolen by his arch-rival Dr. Kamikazi and his main henchman, Constantine, to be used to take over the world, Professor Moshimo entrusts Robotboy to 10-year-old Tommy Turnbull, his biggest fan. While being protected by Tommy and his two friends, Lola and Gus, or "G-man" as he calls himself, Robotboy learns how to behave and act as if he were a real boy.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Robot]]
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: All other members of Tommy's direct family have names beginning with D.
* {{Adorkable}}: Tommy.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Happens to Tommy in "The Return of Robotgirl" when Gus puts on a fake titanium butt and dares him to kick it.
* AintNoRule: Says a monkey can't be the goalkeeper in a kids' soccer game, apparently. Or a robot playing striker. Or a player switching teams halfway through. Or beating up the ref. Or [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty throwing a bowling ball at your opponent.]] Or playing with five balls at once.
** Come to think of it, maybe [[AintNoRule there ain't no rules]], full stop.
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: ''"STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!"''
* AlphaBitch: Bambi
* AnimalsHateHim: Kamikazi. Dear God.
* AntiHero: Gus is Type III
* AntiVillain: Constantine is Type II/IV.
* AreWeThereYet: In "Traffic Slam" Gus does this to [[{{Troll}} intentionally annoy Mr. Turnbull]].
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In "Constantine Rising"
-->'''Tommy:''' ''(reading a package)'' It's from Professor Moshimo. Maybe a new gamma laser for Robotboy.
-->'''Lola:''' Or a nuclear fusion missile.
-->'''Gus:''' Or chocolate-covered butterballs. ''(Lola looks at him funny)'' What? It could be.
* YouFailBiologyForever:
** The spider on Robotboy's flashlight in "The Return of Robotgirl" has four eyes instead of eight.
** The tapeworm situation in "Tummy Trouble" -- geez, where do we start? First, tapeworms are several feet long, not one inch. Secondly, tapeworms eat their food by diffusion and active transport, not with a mouth. Third, the doctor's scan near the beginning of the episode shows the tapeworm in Gus's stomach, not his intestines where it should be. Finally, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having a tapeworm in your stomach does not make you super-thin in less than a few days.]]
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The titular monster from "Clammadon Rising".
** Robotboy's growth capacitor thingy makes him this in "Grow No-Mo!"
** Salvatorei (or however you spell its name), Kamikazi's [[RodentsOfUnusualSize supersized gerbil,]] in "Teasebots"
* BadassAdorable: Robotboy, so very, very much. Ditto Robotgirl.
* BadassLongcoat: Kurt
* BadBoss: Kamikazi to Constantine
* BaldWoman: Bambi's mom, or a woman that looks like her, in "Runaway Robot!".
* BeehiveHairdo: In "The Revenge of Protoboy" Deb gets one in the salon on the cruise ship.
* BerserkButton: Felonious Hexx goes into a rage when anyone undermines his magic skills. In his second appearence just ''seeing'' Gus makes him turn red.
* BetweenMyLegs: Used in Bambibot, of the titular bot.
* BigBrotherBully: Donnie Turnbull.
* BigFancyHouse: Lola lives in one
* BigOlUnibrow: Donnie
* BilingualBonus: One of the signs outside Gus's house in "Metal Monster" says "verbotten", which is German for "banned". (It should actually be spelled with only one T, but that's beside the point.)
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Sure, [[TheHero Tommy]] is blonde - But so is Bjorn, Kurt, and Kurt's father...
* BlondesAreEvil: Sussie, Bambi and Princess Justine
* BreakTheCutie: Off-screen, implied to have been done to Robotgirl right before "The Return of Robotgirl".
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: "Just what any school nurse would do...I took [Gus's] temperature, changed his pulse, and then, ''gave him a brain transplant!"''
* ButNotTooBlack: Subverted with Lola. You wouldn't mistake her for a white girl, but her eyes ''are'' very blue. And then there's her voice...
* ButtMonkey: Dr. Kamikazi and Gus. Donnie actually calls Tommy one in "I Want That Toy!"
* CainAndAbel: Protoboy is the Cain to Robotboy's Abel.
* CharacterTics: Robotboy's ears (or whatever those things on the sides of his head are) droop when he's sad.
* ChekhovsGun: In "Kami-Chameleon", Gus shows Chupika to Tommy, his new virtual pet. Later, Tommy uses Chupika to charge Robotboy when his batteries fall out.
* CloserToEarth: Lola, especially in "The Return of Robotgirl" when she is able to help Robotgirl where Tommy, Gus and Robotboy failed.
-->'''Robotgirl:''' Lola explain. Robotgirl should ignore logic functions. Must get in touch with emotion functions. Trust motherboard. Robotgirl find Moshimo!
* CreepyMonotone: This is how Protoboy talks.
* CuteMachines
* CuteMute: Miumiu, Moshimo's fiancée, but it's finally subverted at the end of "Grow No-Mo!"
* DistaffCounterpart: Robotgirl.
* DumbBlonde: Bambi and her mom.
* DumpsterDiving: Gus is willing to eat leftovers straight from the garbage.
* EpicFail: In "The Old Switcharobot", Robotboy-in-Protoboy's-body Super-Activates and prepares to fight Protoboy-in-Robotboy's-body...and then his arm cannon falls out.
* PreciousPuppies: [[BitchInSheepsClothing Subverted]] in "Dog-Ra", where the lost puppy adopted by Tommy turns out to be a [[spoiler:Kamikazi robot]]
* EvilCounterpart: Protoboy to Robotboy, Kamikazi to Moshimo, Kurt to Tommy. Especially noticeable in the Robotboy/Protoboy case -- Robotboy was turned evil in a couple of episodes by Kamikazi, but it's always reversed by the end, and Protoboy is pretty much what Robotboy would be if Kamikazi turned him evil without Tommy finding a way to switch him back.
* EvilIsPetty: In "Bad Nanny!" aside from getting trying to get revenge on Gus and Tommy, Felonious Hexx (in disguise as their nanny) also orders pizzas for a hundred people all the way from Mexico.
* EvilRedhead: Gus... well, [[AntiHero not]] ''[[AntiHero that]]'' [[AntiHero evil.]]
* {{Expy}}: Gus is basically a child friendly [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman]].
** Robotboy himself is pretty much Astro Boy or Mega Man
*** Or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Mega-Astro-Man]]...
** Protoboy is pretty much Proto Man, but with Bass's coloration and personality.
** Tommy looks awfully similar to Mac from [[FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends]].
*** His name isn't [[TheFairlyOddparents exactly original]] either...
** Gil from the electronics store is Film/NapoleonDynamite.
* FacePalm: Protoboy's reaction to Robotboy stopping Robotgirl from making a HeroicSacrifice in "The Return of Robotgirl".
-->'''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood Protoboy:]]''' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Oh, brother. What a dummy. ]]

* FakingTheDead: In "The Revenge of Protoboy" Gus gets Donnie to stop assaulting him with oranges by playing dead.
* FemBot: Despite her name, Robotgirl fits more into this category than [[RobotGirl this]].
* FirstNameBasis: Gus often addresses Tommy's parents by their first names.
* ForbiddenFruit: Gus's FreudianExcuse for his obsession with video games and other electronic toys is that his parents are [[AcceptableReligiousTargets Amish]] and [[AgainstMyReligion forbid such things]].
* ForeheadOfDoom: The IT teacher from "Tween for a Day".
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Averted; In the Halloween episode, Tommy disguises himself as Robotboy in order to give Robotboy a chance to dress up as something else.
* FourFingeredHands
* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: Principal Culpepper. It turns out this is because she never had any toys as a child and as a result she is a WomanChild stealing toys so she can keep them for herself.
* GenkiGirl: Robotgirl. Subverted in "The Return of Robotgirl" when she is shown to be very sad and doesn't trust Tommy, Gus or even Robotboy due to choppy memory loss.
-->'''Robotboy:''' Robotgirl, it me, Robotboy! We friends. Search memory.
-->''(Robotgirl tries to punch Robotboy but misses and hits Gus instead)''
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Kamakazi actually got away with calling Constantine a "jackass".
** In "Kamispazi!" when Constantine disguised as Deb bends over to steal Robotboy from off of Tommy's bed, he's interrupted when Dwight sneaks up on "Deb" and squeezes "her" butt off-screen, complete with honk sound effect.
** Gus slaps Lola on the butt in "Roughing It".
* GreenEyedMonster: In "The Old Switcharobot"
-->'''[[GrandTheftMe Protoboy-in-Robotboy's-body:]]''' ''(talking to Moshimo)'' You always like Robotboy better than Protoboy! Now get vengeance!
* GoneHorriblyRight: Kamikazi attempted to turn Protoboy evil, but went too far and made Protoboy ''too'' evil to the point of being nigh-uncontrollable.
* GretzkyHasTheBall: In "Bowling for Dummies" when Debs thinks she's scored a strike she yells "Homerun!"
* HappyBirthdayToYou: In "Everybody Loves Grandma" General Yakitori throws a birthday party for himself and has his robots sing The Birthday Song, but as they're malfunctioning they can only repeat the first verse over and over.
* HartmanHips: Tommy's mom
* HippieTeacher: There's one in "Tween for a Day". Ironically she teaches the computer class.
* HulkSpeak: Robot''boy'' talk somewhat like ''dees'' (due to apparently being Japanese).
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Tommy's mom's reaction to the cookies Dr. Kamikazi sold her in "Traffic Slam".
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Robotboy uses it on Constantine in "Kamispazi!" to get him to tell where Kamikazi is.
* {{Jerkass}}: Gus.
** Donnie more so.
* JerkJock: Kurt
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gus.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: In "The Revenge of Protoboy" when Donnie thinks he's killed Gus he first appears to show remorse, but it's soon made clear he's more concerned about getting in trouble than having killed someone.
* KarmaHoudini: Donnie. This is lampshaded by Tommy in a few episodes.
* KickTheDog: Kurt throwing a ball at some random crippled kid in "Kami-Chameleon".
* LanternJawOfJustice: Tommy's dad, Kurt's dad, and Constantine all have one.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Robotboy in "Rowho?"
* LastNameBasis:
-->'''Kurt:''' Hey, Turnbull. Who told you you could breathe my air? Get him, guys!
* LatexPerfection: In one episode Constantine is able to squeeze into a flawless Mrs. Turnbull disguise.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Kamikazi has his own.
* LimitedWardrobe: Lola even wears her blue dress when she goes to bed. The only time she's ever been seen wearing a completely different outfit is when she went ''bowling'', oddly enough.
** She wore a soccer uniform when she was on Tommy's soccer team.
** She also wore Liederhosen in one ep, but it was for a dance number she was going to do.
* LargeHam: Dr. Kamikazi
* LightningCanDoAnything: Being hit by lightning doesn't do any damage to Robotboy, it just recharges him to full.
* LosingYourHead: Inverted in "Stuck On You", where Klaus von Afoncügel steals Robotboy's body parts and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny leaves him with just a head.]]
* LoveTriangle: [[BettyAndVeronica Lola loves Tommy, who loves Bambi]] (who dates [[JerkJock Kurt]]). The whole thing was toned down considerably in the third and fourth season, mind you.
* MadScientist: Kamikazi again
* MagicPants: Lola's dress, in the episode "Gus' Mix".
* MayDecemberRomance: Moshimo is much older than his fiancée.
* MissingMom: Lola's mother is never shown.
* NiceHat: Kurt and one of his cronies have them, and Tommy's dad sports one in "Foot Brawl".
* NightmareSequence: Donnie has a pretty long one in "Donnie Turnbull's Day Off" that involves fish medicine, his mom, and Robotboy's bed.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken
-->'''Robotboy:''' That ice cream. Gus like. Eat much.
-->''(Robotgirl takes a carton out of the freezer)''
-->'''Robotboy:''' No! Food bad for robots!
-->'''Robotgirl:''' Robotboy afraid eat ice cream?
-->'''Robotboy:''' No afraid!
-->'''Robotgirl:''' Robotgirl sorry scare Robotboy.
-->'''Robotboy:''' Robotboy no afraid!
* ObliviouslyEvil: Robotboy pulls this off in "Clammadon Rising" and "Grow No-Mo!"
* ObliviousToLove: Tommy to Lola.
* OcularGushers: Robotboy in "Crying Time" after he watches the ending of a sad play, and Robotgirl in "The Return of Robotgirl" after Gus tells her she looks terrible. Did we mention they both cry oil instead of water?
* PantyShot: Several kids in "The Donnienator"; Lola in "Traffic Slam."
** And then there was the quick shot in Traffic Slam where they didn't show her panties, [[GoingCommando if you know what I mean.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: Robotboy puts on a jacket with a giant hood to conceal his ear drums in "Kami-Chameleon" pretending to be a student. Tommy is not amused.
-->'''Tommy:''' Robotboy, what are you doing here? I told you to go home.
-->'''Robotboy:''' No-o-o! Robotboy like school!
** LatexPerfection: His human disguise in "Tween for a Day", however, was quite convincing.
* ParentalFavoritism: Tommy's dad obviously prefers Donnie.
* ParentalNeglect: While Tommy's dad is neglectful because he's a JerkAss, his mom is usually neglectful simply out of obliviousness and is often shown to care about Tommy.
* PeopleZoo: Auntie Gravitee's intergalactic freakshow. Apparently, Gus is the only human who's freaky enough to fit in there.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Robotboy and Robotgirl.
* PinocchioSyndrome: Robotboy wanting to become more human is a recurring theme, especially in seasons three and four.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Robotboy and Robotgirl. Averted with Protoboy, since he's a little bigger than both of them.
* PsychoPrototype: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Protoboy]]. Even before Kamikazi made him evil, he was still one hell of a nutjob -- this is seen in a flashback when Moshimo first activated him and Protoboy's immediate reaction was to beat him up.
* PsychicPowers: Robotboy's probability calculator in "The Soothsayer".
* ARealManIsAKiller: Subverted in "Kamispazi!" when Donnie gives his mom a cooked squirrel with his dad saying that he trapped and skinned it by himself...but then reveals it was actually roadkill.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Robotboy's Super-Activated form. [[AxCrazy Protoboy]] has them 24/7.
* {{Retcon}}: In "Brother," Moshimo says that his first encounter with Kamikazi was when he kidnapped Protoboy. Later, in "The Legend of Brainy Yak," Moshimo relates his childhood as a yak herder in the Alps, and notes that a young Kamikazi made fun of one of his yaks.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Robotboy. He's even passed for a human kid at least twice.
** Robotgirl even more so.
* RoguesGallery: After a while, Robotboy got himself a fairly impressive one. Villains that have appeared in more than one episode includes: [[BigBad Dr. Kamikazi]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Klaus von Afoncügel]], [[SmugSnake Bjorn Bjornson]], [[TheMenInBlack Kurt's father]], [[MagiciansAreWizards Felonius Hex]], [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul General Yakitori]], [[SadistTeacher Principal Culpepper]] and [[EvilCounterpart Protoboy]].
* RobotBuddy: Robotboy.
* RobotKid
* RummageFail: In "Traffic Slam" when Dwight needed a spark plug for the car, Debs ironically found one in the glove compartment while frantically looking for more cookies, but since it wasn't cookies she just threw it out the window and it fell off the bridge and into the water.
* ScarecrowSolution: Used very briefly when Gus pretends to be another Moshimo robot in "The Return of Robotgirl" to distract Protoboy, but it only works for a few seconds.
-->'''Gus:''' Oops, busted.
* SecretKeeper: Tommy, Gus and Lola
* ShapedLikeItself: "Good morning, class. I'm Kurt's father. You can call me...Kurt's father."
* ShoutOut: One episode is titled [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth "Journey to the Center of the Gus".]]
** Gus's virtual pet in "Kami-Chameleon", [[{{Pokemon}} Chupika,]] looks a lot like a {{Tamagotchi}}.
** The ending scene of "Donnie Turnbull's Day Off" is straight out of ''ToyStory.''
** In "Traffic Slam" after Deb gets hooked on cookies she starts talking kind of like [[SesameStreet Cookie Monster]].
** ''Proto''boy is Robotboy's older brother. Does that ring any bells?
* ShowWithinAShow: ''The Human Fist.''
* SilentSnarker: Miumiu can sometimes be this.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Poor Lola.
* SleepModeSize: Robotboy's deactivated form.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Lance Cosgrove, a self-absorbed investigate reporter who keeps making up the most ridiculous tabloid explainations for anything Robotboy is involved in. Both Tommy's and Lola's dads love watching his show because they think he's [[SoBadItsGood So Bad He's Good]].
** Also Gus -- an example would be when he tries to show Robotboy how to win a girl over and ends up making Robotgirl cry.
* SmugSnake: Bjorn
* SpikesOfVillainy: On Donnie's wristband.
* SpoiledSweet: Lola. Not always ''that'' sweet, but she's still a very good friend.
* StockSoundEffects: The "wheeeeeeeeee" noise heard in "Clammadon Rising" when Clammadon zaps Robotboy and turns him back to SleepModeSize.
* StockFootage: Robotboy's transformation sequence.
* StopCopyingMe: Utilized in "Donnie Turnbull's Day Off" when Robotboy pretends to be an ordinary toy around Donnie when Tommy is out of the house.
-->''(Donnie picks up Robotboy)''
-->'''Donnie:''' Who are you? What's your deal?
-->'''Robotboy:''' ''(mechanically)'' I robot toy.
-->'''Donnie:''' ''(laughs)'' What a stupid voice!
-->'''Robotboy:''' Ha. What a stupid voice.
-->'''Donnie:''' Hey! Shut your face!
-->'''Robotboy:''' Hey. Shut your face.
-->'''Donnie:''' ''(shakes Robotboy)'' I said, zip it, freak!
-->'''Robotboy:''' Zip it, freak. Zip it, freak. Zip it, freak. Zip it, freak. Zip it --
-->''(Donnie hits Robotboy and is met with a punch to the face)''
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Played with. Tommy looks like his mom, but not his dad or Donnie -- and Donnie doesn't look like their dad either.
* SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands: Dr. Kamikazi is a master of this trope. His cameras even managed to tap into Tommy's ''dreams''...
* TalkToTheFist: Robotgirl punches Gus in the face at least three times in "The Return of Robotgirl".
* TemporaryBulkChange: A side-effect of the tapeworm living in Gus's stomach in "Tummy Trouble". Of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod Gus becomes his normal fat self again at the end.]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: Moshimo's robots.
* TelescopingRobot
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Robotgirl. Bow? Check. [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Pink where Ro is blue?]] Check. Skirt? Check. Eyelashes? Check.
** Walter the (apparently male) tapeworm from "Tummy Trouble" inverts this with pink coloration, eyelashes and a high voice.
* ThreeAmigos: Tommy, Gus and Lola
* TooDumbToLive: In "Science Fear" Kurt almost died from heat exhaustion because he got into a mecha without air conditioning and refused to get out because he was having too much fun trying to kill Tommy.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: In "Runaway Robot!" when Robotboy runs away to live with Gus, Kamikazi refuses to go anywhere near Gus' house because Gus' Amish parents creep him out.
* TransformationSequence: Robotboy, Robotgirl and Protoboy all get a pretty awesome one.
* {{Troll}}: The function of the Teasebots in "Teasebots".
-->''"Hello, ugly! You're so ugly, when you entered an ugly contest, they said, 'Sorry, no professionals.' Thank you very much!"''
-->''"You're so ugly you made an onion cry. Thank you!"''
-->''"You're so ugly, when you walk by a toilet, it flushes! Thank you very much!"''
* UglyGuyHotWife: Applies more to Moshimo and his fiancée than to Tommy's parents.
* UndyingLoyalty: Robotboy and Robotgirl to Moshimo, to the point where they (or at least Robotgirl) would willingly sacrifice themselves for him as proven in "The Return of Robotgirl".
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In the episode "Kami-Chameleon", two of the teachers have weird limbs and different voices (they're actually Kamikazi's cronies in disguise) and Robotboy shows up in gym pretending to be a student.
* VillainOverForDinner: Subverted in the final episode, when the Turnbull family and the Kamikazi family end up having Thanksgiving dinner (or something resembling that) together after Tommy's mom drops by the house of Kamikazi's mom. Apparently, the two mothers knew each from before on.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Tommy and Gus.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Gus in "Traffic Slam", Tommy's mom in "Kamispazi!", and, bizarrely enough, ''[[FridgeLogic Robotboy]]'' in "Gus's Big Mouth".
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tommy with his dad.
* [[WhatDoesHeSeeInHer What Does Tommy See In Bambi?]]: Seriously, look at [[KickTheDog how she treated him]] at the beginning of "Crying Time"! One scene later, Robotboy says what we're all thinking:
-->'''Robotboy:''' Bambi bad. Robotboy smash Bambi!
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Felonious Hexx has a different job every time he appears. First he was s a magician, then a school nurse, then a dentist and then a nanny.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Gus is selfish, self centred, greedy, vane, ego centric, rude and disgusting with no redeeming quallities whatsoever. Yet is Tommy's best friend, despite the boys willingness to take advantage of the young hero whenever possible, and its never explained why that is.
* WouldHitAGirl: Kurt in the soccer episode gives Lola a ''rough'' bodycheck.
** In "The Return of Robotgirl", Protoboy kicks Robotgirl in the chest/stomach hard enough to knock her batteries out.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Averted in "Traffic Slam" when Tommy's mom [[DisproportionateRetribution kicks Lola in the face]] [[RefugeInAudacity for trying to take her cookies]].
** Also Kamikazi, who threatens to do...: "[[NeverSayDie Well, I can't actually say it, but it's very evil!]]"
* XMeetsY: PowerpuffGirls meets [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Megaman]]
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Gus' parents talk this way.
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