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''Turbo Teen'' was an AnimatedSeries created by Creator/RubySpears that aired Saturday mornings on the Creator/{{ABC}} Network for twelve episodes between 1984 and 1985. The series was once rerun on the USANetwork's now-defunct USA Cartoon Express block.

The series is about a [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent teenager named Brett Matthews]], who swerves off a road during a thunderstorm and crashes into a secret government laboratory. There, he and his [[CoolCar red sports car]] are [[SuperHeroOrigin accidentally exposed to a molecular beam invented by Dr. Chase and the two become fused together]]. As a result, Brett has the ability to morph into the car when exposed to extreme heat, and reverts back into his human form when exposed to extreme cold. With this [[NewSuperPower ''amazing'' new super hero power]], Brett and his friends (who call him "TT") go on crime fighting adventures and thwart evildoers. As a subplot, Brett constantly searches for a way to return back to normal with the help of the scientists responsible for this.

A reoccurring villain is the mysterious, unseen "[[MysteriousWatcher Dark Rider]]", who drives a monster truck and seeks to capture TT to find the secret behind his abilities.

The concept of a person changing forms when the temperature changes isn't unheard of but this show predates ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' by several years. It was very likely influenced by Series/KnightRider, as the car looks a lot like the Pontiac Trans-Am used for KITT.
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!!''TurboTeen'' provides examples of:
* BlackBestFriend
* BlessedWithSuck: Some of Brett's transformations occur at very bad moments.
* BodyHorror
* CarFu: Turbo Teen's capabilities include driving sideways on his wheels, spinning around and jumping on one wheel, launching himself at a helicopter and grabbing on, opening and closing his hood to pick things up and use them, and many moore.
* CoolCar
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* FreakLabAccident
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* NewSuperPower
* {{Shapeshifting}}: Usually of the [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting Involuntary]] variety. The closest he could do to VoluntaryShapeshifting was to intentionally expose himself to heat or cold, respectively.
** In one episode, he wakes up in car form and somehow gets into the bathroom and turns on a cold shower to turn himself back in to a human!
* SuperHero
* SuperHeroOrigin
* TheyFightCrime

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