* BellisariosMaxim: Not everything about this computer world really makes sense as related to how we use computers. It is just an interesting setting, as well as way to bypass fan comments related to the computer limitations. Like "Why are there no shadows?" "Uh...It's inside a computer!"
-->'''Hexadecimal:''' Nevermind, it will be glorious!
* ClicheStorm: Certain episodes have their entire plot built quite literally on a long string of cliches, but it is either done as an AffectionateParody or otherwise knows what it is doing.
** {{Troperiffic}}
* CompleteMonster: If anyone can qualify in this show, it's Megabyte.
** The odd thing is that he ''didn't'' qualify prior to CerebusSyndrome hitting. FridgeBrilliance kicks in when one notes that his CompleteMonster characterization began directly after he temporarily re-merged with Hexadecimal and became Gigabyte. Before that, he was an AffablyEvil villain with some shades of nobility (giving Enzo the guitar, letting Dot and Bob go after Bob saved Megabyte in a game), but [[CameBackWrong he came back a sadistic beast with no morality whatsoever.]] The nicest thing he did post-split that wasn't part of an act was let his favorite viral minion have the better view for the assault on the Principal Office.
* EpicRiff: The episode dealing with Enzo's birthday sees Megabyte roll up with an electric guitar and play an absolutely [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome face-melting solo]]. It then turns into a PowerOfRock showdown between him and Bob for even more epic.
** Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when, rather than causing trouble, Megabyte gives his guitar to Enzo at the end of the duel.
-->'''Megabyte:''' "I've always wanted to do that!"
-->'''Mike the TV:''' "Megabyte has left the building!"
* EpilepticTrees: Quite a few fans like to believe that Megabyte and Hexadecimal merging is what caused Megabyte to become more vile, crazy, and dangerous later in the series. It would certainly explain the stark contrast between "give Enzo a guitar" Megabyte of season 1 and "try to commit genocide" Megabyte of season 3 but that's about the extent to which it makes sense.
* EvilIsSexy: Daemon qualifies for this. Also Hexadecimal, [[spoiler: until her HeelFaceTurn later on.]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Little!Enzo tells [[spoiler:Infected!Matrix]] to embrace his hate and use it to defeat Daemon.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Megabyte and Matrix's brutal fight at the end of season 3 makes the earlier moment where Megabyte gives Enzo a guitar for his birthday seem a lot less funny than it originally was.
* GeniusBonus: The more you know about computer hardware, computer software, computer programming and CGI the more entertaining the show becomes. Several character's names are rooted in technical terminology. In particular the character designs for Phong (phong shading) and Ray Tracer (Ray Tracing) actually demonstrate the CG principles they are referencing.
** There are a few, mostly relating to binomial sequences. The punchline to one joke is told in binary and when Daemon orders Deacon to recite Code 101. He proceeds to recite a series of binomial numbers; the code translates to five, four, three, two, one, [[OhCrap zero]].
* GrowingTheBeard: The first two seasons were fun and entertaining, but excessively hampered by MoralGuardians that hindered the growth of a more mature show, they weren't allowed to cut to a commercial with someone in immediate peril (like falling off a cliff) for fear of upsetting the children. The final four episodes of the second season started up some more thematically interesting stories with a continuing storyline that fed through the rest of the series, which really hit its' stride in the first few episodes of the virtually censor-free third season.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Nintendo announced that their next console would be called the "Nintendo [=GameCube=]." The fact that the console's default color was ''purple'' did not hurt.
--> '''Mouse:''' "Wow! Now THAT'S what I call a bug zapper!"
--> '''Dot:''' "I don't believe it! We've been saved by a game cube!
** Another episode featured a brief gag (aired in 1997) that had a battleship called the SS Cameron catching fire and sinking. This was in reference to the obscenely overbudget fiasco of ''{{Titanic}}'' and what people were predicting of Creator/JamesCameron's career...
*** The number of VA's Reboot has in common with AdventuresofSonicTheHedgehog. In particular, for the first two seasons, Hack and Slash were played by the same actors who played Scratch and Grounder, also inept villainous robot mooks.
* HypeBacklash: The fourth season came out after being {{uncanceled}} three years after the third season. With all the FanFiction and rampant WildMassGuessing from the fandom (with no expectation of ever ''getting'' a resolution), there were bound to be a few accurate theories and a few fanfics that proved to be a more satisfying conclusion for the Daemon arc.
* JerkassBall: How some of the characters (particularly Dot, though she has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when she finds out the truth) treated "Glitch" Bob when they thought he was a copy. Notably, [=AndrAIa=] and little Enzo avert this.
* LawfulEvil vs. ChaoticEvil: Megabyte and Hexadecimal, respectively. Hexadecimal even has it as her motto:
--> '''Hex:''' "Chaos will always triumph over order! *''sweetly''* It is the way of things."
* MagnificentBastard: Megabyte, ''Megabyte'', '''Megabyte'''.
* MemeticSexGod:
** Everyone is Matrix for [=AndrAIa=], no exceptions.
** Hexadecimal, or better yet [[FanNickname Sexydecimal]] fares pretty well in this department also.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Megabyte betraying Bob and banishing him from the Mainframe so he could take over]]. Especially cruel when one realizes that [[spoiler: [[UngratefulBastard the only reason Megabyte wasn't turned to dust years ago was because of Bob was certain that he could be redeemed]].]]
* SeasonalRot: [[PostScriptSeason Season 4]] is not well-liked, particularly the "My Two Bobs" arc (originally broadcast as a single TV movie).
** Although, as always, YMMV. The "Daemon Rising" arc is fairly popular with some fans.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The CGI itself. It was mind blowingly cool when the show first premiered but was still very stilted and awkward because of the technical limitations. It didn't help that ''ToyStory'' premiered the following year with a film budget and time table that made some people believe that [=ReBoot=] was a cheap, inferior CGI product. This is in addition to the rampant ExecutiveMeddling that hampered the show. The truth is that this show and ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' laid the groundwork for CGI television and regardless of the technical limitations the story and scripting was of excellent quality.
* SpiritualLicensee: Of ''{{Tron}}''
* StopHelpingMe: Occurs in-universe, practically by name on one occasion.
** In one episode the Binomes try to win the game for Bob by triggering an EarthShatteringKaboom, while still ''inside the planet''. Bob was not amused.
--> "I'm supposed to save them from the User, not themselves."
** In another episode, the entire population except Enzo was rendered stupid. Cue a game. Enzo finally discovers the optimum plan: Tell them the User needs their help more.
--> "We are helping! We are helping!"
* TookALevelInBadass: Clearly Matrix, but also backup/little Enzo. He berates [[spoiler: infected Matrix in particular, and infected [=AndrAIa=] by extension. Guy's got some damn big nodes to chew out his alternate self.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''backup Enzo:''' You'd hurt our dog?]]
* UncannyValley: Hex's Dot impression in the video game looks right, but maintains or even exaggerates Hex's signature walk with the swinging arms and the sashaying hips. FetishFuel turns into NightmareFuel when Hex's mask is removed in the form of Bob pulling off Dot's face, complete with squick sound effects.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: At the time, at least, pretty much every part of Reboot was this. Now, [[TechnologyMarchesOn not so much.]] Several of the models still hold up well though, at least when they aren't moving.
* VillainDecay: Inverted. Over the course of the series, Megabyte became progressively more dangerous and went from concocting subversive schemes to [[TheBadGuyWins eventually taking over Mainframe and preparing an invasion of the Supercomputer]]. Even when the heroes seemed to have defeated him at last, Megabyte comes back in season four; stronger than ever [[ForTheEvulz and completely psychotic, to boot]]. He's still as vicious and cunning as he was in the past, but now has the ability to impersonate binomes and sprites. Oh and any sense of restraint or morality he ''may'' of had before is now [[OhCrap totally gone]].
* VillainSue: Daemon. Absolutely nothing short of a [[PlotArmor Plot Armored]] SpannerInTheWorks stopped her plan. No one ever even got to defeat her personally, as her plan [[ThanatosGambit required her suicide]], and was only stopped after she was dead as an individual but before her infection could destroy the Net.
** She was supposed to be a ''super''virus, so her being that much more powerful than the other villains is a JustifiedTrope, but this is still applicable.