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[[caption-width-right:190:Up and at 'em, Atom Ant!]]
Creator/HannaBarbera created this cartoon in 1965 as a companion for ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''. Atom Ant is a very strong ant who fights crime, mainly the plots of {{mad scientist}}s.
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This cartoon provides examples of:
* AlliterativeName: Not only Atom Ant, but also the Ferocious Flea.
* {{Animal Superhero|es}}
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Atom Ant wears an "A" on his uniform.
* CatchPhrase: "Up and at 'em, Atom Ant!"
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: Played with. Atom Ant gets his powers from lifting weights -- but in much the same way that ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} gets his powers from spinach. Three reps with his giant barbells is enough to replenish his superpowers for the rest of the day.
* ClearMyName: One episode featured the Ferocious Flea commiting crimes while disguised as Atom Ant.
* EvilCounterpart: Ferocious Flea.
* {{Expy}}: Fearless Fly, a segment of Hal Seeger's ''WesternAnimation/MiltonTheMonster Show'' on Creator/{{ABC}}.
* FlyingBrick
* MetronomicManMashing: The tiny Atom Ant hands out pounding in this style.
* MythologyGag: A group of motorcycling ants in one particular episode are named the Ant Hill Mob. That name would be applied to the Runyan-esque gangsters who appeared later on ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''.
* PintsizedPowerhouse
* PoliceAreUseless: When two bank robbers hired a female ant to distract Atom Ant during a robbery, [[DaChief the police chief]] had only two officers to send, and he was one of them. Their patrol car was so bad that they were in no condition to stop the robbers.
* PunnyName: "Atom Ant" is a play on "adamant".
** Was this the inspiration for the name of the band "Adam and the Ants"?
* StrongAnts
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