* AcceptableTargets: 4Kids itself. Especially prevalent in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', where there is at least one TakeThat every episode.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: [=4Kids=] did release uncut [=DVDs=] of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' in late 2004/early 2005, but only got through the first nine episodes. They put these on their Website/YouTube channel, [[ScrewedByTheLawyers but had to take them down since ADK didn't renew their contract with Yugi's Japanese voice actor]]. They also had subbed ''Anime/SonicX'' episodes on their [=YouTube=] channel for some time.
* AnimationAgeGhetto: Due to 4Kids' censorship practices and some comments that effectively indicated their dead refusal to alter them (CEO Kahn, who eventually stepped down in 2011, said in a 2005 interview, "..if [anime fans] want this programming to come to the United States, then they're going to have to accept the fact that it's going to be available in two styles"), 4Kids effectively was one of the outlets enforcing the ghetto, potentially to the chagrin of Creator/{{Pixar}}, Creator/{{Disney}}, and Creator/DreamWorksAnimation. This effectively ended when the ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' licensing agreements fell into disarray, Kahn stepped back, alternate versions of animation arose, and Disney created a second Disney Renaissance.
* BrokenBase: Over whether or not 4Kids is really ''that bad''. On one hand, some of their dubs have been well-received (to most people anyway), most notably ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Yu-Gi-Oh'', and even ''Sonic X''. On the other hand, you got 4Kids applying a lot of very gratuitous edits to their dubs, complete with [[{{Narm}} narmy]] dialog, story arcs that were either rewritten or even skipped over, and, most infamously, constant [[{{bowdlerise}} bowdlerization]].
* CutAndPasteTranslation: Their ''Anime/OnePiece'' localization is so reviled some fans have accused it of being this; the others too are subject to debate.
** Given quite a hilarious ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=145 in this VG Cats comic.]]
** Poor, poor season 3 of ''Sonic X''...[[NeverSayDie by the way I do hope Shadow finds Maria again some day]].
* DeaderThanDisco: Once one of the most popular dub producers, 4Kids fell into this trope after the massive backlash from their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece''. That backlash permanently stained the company's reputation, they lost most of their licenses, and they would later file for bankruptcy.
* EarWorm: Many of their {{Alternative Foreign Theme Song}}s.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: As far as their dubs outside of ''Pokémon'' and ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' go, their dub for ''Manga/ShamanKing'' was praised for being more liberal with death than their other shows and some humorous Woolseyisms. Though, considering that the show heavily involves spirits, NeverSayDie had to be avoided. It was also their only show aside from ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' to have uncut [=DVD=]s released. Their censorship was so loose, it even attracted ire from MoralGuardians.
* MemeticMutation: [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/what-if-4kids-got-x "If 4Kids got X"]], which takes an anime, often one that is not child-friendly at all, and applies 4Kids' editing practices to it.
* NeverLiveItDown: 4Kids shall forever be associated with their infamous [[{{bowdlerise}} censorships]] and American localization.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: A lot of their edits, due to how noticeable they are.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Pretty much any [[{{Macekre}} dub]] 4Kids made.
** Ironically, when 4Kids lost the rights to dub the ''Pokémon'' anime, many fans were outraged at the new dub by The Pokémon Company USA and wanted 4Kids to continue the dub.
* UnacceptableTargets: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfJuJrqFhXM 4Kids voice actors singing the American national anthem REALLY badly and as their respective characters]]. The less said, the better.
* UnfortunateImplications: Some people have accused 4Kids of expressing xenophobia towards Japan, considering that all of their dubs edit out everything that even remotely resembles Japanese culture.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Toonzaki. It was 4Kids' attempt at targeting an older audience during their last few years in business and streamed anime from various licensors completely uncut.