''The Miniavengers'' ("''Les Minijusticiers''") is a French comic book and cartoon series created by Zep, the creator of ''ComicBook/{{Titeuf}}'', and Helénne Bruller. The premise is simple: a city with children who are represented by [[FunnyAnimal animals]], each with a [[FatalFlaw fault]] (laziness, stutters, small, big, mischievous, discreet ...) [[PersonalityPowers which will become a super power]]. At the end of each episode, they give the audience a [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle little advice]]...Their slogan is "Great default but max power". It is alternatively titled ''The Minimighty Kids''. The animated series currently consists of two seasons with 78 episodes of 7 minutes each.

Connecting both seasons is a half-hour special in which five of the 78 kids who experienced being superheroes (Greg, Yvon, Marion, Nathan and Eliette) wish to have their powers back, regaining them thanks to a mysterious magical star. This time, they now have their powers permanently (as long as they keep the magic star with them), and decide to form a little SuperTeam. The stories now have improved plots in which these five kids help their classmates and other people from the neighborhood while also having predicaments of their own. It is shown that if another group takes the magical star, ''they'' will get powers, so the bad guys take this chance but they're ultimately foiled by the new team. Officially, the second season is known as ''La Bande des Minijusticiers'' / ''The Minimighty Squad''.

Other than France, it has also aired in Mexico under the name ''Grandes Minipoderosos'' (a loose translation of the alternative title seen above). The Mexican dub is basically a gag one, adding idioms and references to Mexican pop culture. It also airs in Spain as ''Superminihéroes''.

Most tropes can be found on the [[Characters/TheMiniavengers character page]].


* ADayInTheLimelight: Every character has their own episode centred around their grievences with their main fault.
* AdultsAreUseless: Do we ever see them do ''anything''?
* AuthorAppeal: Zep sure likes [[MessyPig pigs]], doesn't he.
* AWizardDidIt: It is never explained how the kids get their powers.
** [[spoiler:StarPower]]: In the half-hour special, its revealed that the power comes from [[spoiler:a magical star]].
* BadassAdorable: Some of the kids get pretty cool powers ([[PlayingWithFire Simon]] for example) and look both cool and cute using them.
* BeYourself: A huge part of the series orbitates around this message, sometimes to the point of implying that people can't really overcome their flaws and that it is better to accept them.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Read the description.
* BroughtDownToNormal: As soon as the super powered kid learns their lesson, their power vanishes along with all the effects it had. In the second season, the five kids who regain their powers are no longer under this effect.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Which of the kids (excluding the focus character) are nice and which are [[KidsAreCruel little jerks]].
* FatalFlaw: Every character has one, going from petty blemishes to rather serious personality flaws.
* GangOfBullies: The antagonists.
* GrowingMusclesSequence: When a kid gets their super power, their bodies buff up to an ''[[UpToEleven absolutely absurd]]'' degree, until they're bigger than '''the Earth itself'''. Fortunately the sequence reverses soon afterwards, or the series would end up being [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever something else entirely]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW1z2-pbmxo See for yourself]].
* KidsAreCruel: Although it varies as to exactly which kids are cruel.
* LighterAndSofter: This series is a lot more kid-friendly than Zep's other works.
* NoAntagonist: The closest thing to actual villains in he show are [[TheBully Big Wolf and Sasha]]
* PersonalityPowers: The superpower a kid gets is related to their personal fault.
* PettingZooPeople: The entire cast.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Most of the cast, [[BeautyEqualsGoodness excluding the bullies]]. [[http://www.bief.org/fichiers/livre/95/194895/couv.gif Yvon's]] a good example.
* RuleOfThree: [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Yvon]] and [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Rock]] both have to say "Small small small" and "Big big big" to activate their respective powers.
* SuperPowersForADay: See BroughtDownToNormal.
* TheOtherDarrin: Various characters voices change from episode to episode.