(known as Eon Kid
in English-speaking countries) is a South Korean-Spanish CGI animated television series
. It's set in an After the End Far East
world, where a boy named Marty finds an Ancestral Weapon
, the Fist of Eon, which adheres to is arm and grants him the power of becoming the Iron Kid. Along a diverse array of companions, he will face the forces of the evil General in a war for the fate of the world.
Iron Kid provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Violeta, although not very much, due to his task being usually behind the lines.
- After the End: The world of the series, in which the Robot War (and probably some wars more before that one) has devastated the society.
- All-CGI Cartoon
- Ancestral Weapon: The Gigantor.
- Animesque: The show visual style is clearly inspired in Japanese animation.
- Arm Cannon: Magnum has two.
- Armor Is Useless: CDF soldiers tend to die (or be destroyed, as it is not clear if they are androids or armored men).
- Artificial Limbs: Chief Gibson has an artificial arm, as he lost his one during the Robot War.
- An Axe to Grind: Scar's axes.
- Automatic Crossbows: Khan uses some high-tech crossbows which can unload a Macross Missile Massacre.
- Badass Army: The General's forces.
- Badass Cape: Gaff's red cape.
- Badass Grandpa: Master Yang and Orange Mama.
- Badass Longcoat: Steeljaw Jack wears one, which gives him the look of an old-fashioned noir detective.
- Barrier Warrior: The General's speciality. Violeta can generate Deflector Shields too.
- Bash Brothers: Most of the main cast has to fight back-to-back in several occasions.
- The Bechdel Test: The show passes it thanks to Ally and Violet.
- BFG: Many.
- Big Bad: The General.
- Big Bad Wannabe: The Duke Von Rhymer.
- Bloodless Carnage: Well, most of the characters are robots.
- Blow You Away: The Four Invincible Lords and Eiger can create storms.
- Bounty Hunter: Steeljaw Jack.
- Bridge Bunny: Kelly.
- Calling Your Attacks: Magnum has "Tempest Giga Cannon", Gaff "Dragon's Sword", Shadow "Shadow Cyclone" and Iron Kid "Comet Punch", among others.
- Can't Catch Up: The rest of the team around Marty.
- Capoeira: Shadow's fighting style. At the very opening of the series he is shown striking a aú batido/chapa de costa/piao de mao combo against Lightning.
- Car Fu: Marty does some while fleeing away with Ally.
- Carry a Big Stick: Cloud fights with a kanabo.
- Child Soldiers: Conversed by Gibson.
- Collapsible Helmet: Violeta encases his face in a collapsible mask when fighting.
- Combat Tentacles: Shadow's main weapons are black chain-like tentacles which extend from his back.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: Played straight with the Four Invincible Lords. Shadow is able to succesfully fend them off as a team, but later he and Magnum get their asses kicked by only one of them, Rain.
- Cool Big Sis: Violeta towards Ally.
- Cool Shades: Gibson.
- Cool Sword: Gaff's dragon sword.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Duke Von Rhymer.
- Cyberpunk: Albeit an inusually Lighter and Softer one.
- Cyborg: Somewhat surprisingly, there is only one in the series, and is the Big Bad.
- Dark Action Girl: Black Beauty and Wind.
- Deadpan Snarker: Buttons.
- Doppelgänger Spin: Black Beauty's hologram clones.
- The Dragon: Khan to the General.
- Drill Tank
- Dub Name Change: "Iron Kid" to "Eon Kid".
- Also, Master Yang to Master Zhang.
- In the Spanish dub, Steeljaw Jack is changed to Jack Acero (literally, "Jack Steele". Unrelated to that other Steele, by the way.).
- The Dreaded: The General.
- Elite Mooks: The Centaurs.
- Expy: Several.
- Iron Kid is one to Mega Man (Classic).
- Master Yang to Yoda.
- Inversely, Cad Bane looks like an expy to Steeljaw Jack. Given that Bane is modeled around Lee Van Cleef, Jack could be another Cleef expy.
- Facial Markings: Camo has red stripes down under his eyes.
- Faux Affably Evil: Let's Steeljaw Jack take off his coat...
- Five-Man Band
- Four Is Death: The Four Invincible Lords: Lightning, Rain, Wind, and Cloud.
- Fragile Speedster: Shadow, bordering the Glass Cannon. He can unleash powerful attacks and is tremendously agile, but his armor and frame are light, and thus his defense is solely based around dodging.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Shadow's eyes change from green to orange when his evil programming surfaces.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Scar has a evil one under his eye.
- Hand Blast: One of the Iron Kid attacks.
- Highly-Visible Ninja: Scar, who is big, bulky and armored in green, and uses two giant axes. He doesn't need so much stealth, of course.
- An Ice Person: Eiger.
- Implied Love Interest: Marty and Ally.
- Informed Ability: Shadow is mentioned to have 108 weapons in his body. He shows off many, but definitely not as many.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Gaff's sword.
- Kick Chick: Violeta's fighting style resembles taekwondo, with plenty of spinning kicks.
- Killer Robot: The General.
- Lightning Bruiser: Magnum. Heavy armor, heavy guns and great speed.
- Lost Superweapon: The Gigantor.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Khan, Magnum and the Gigantor.
- Mad Scientist: Dr. Chen.
- Man in White: Shadow's armor is cold white.
- Meaningful Name: Almost every robot character's name fits their qualities.
- Mighty Glacier: Tremo.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: Master Yang is shorter than Marty.
- Noble Demon: Khan.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Buttons.
- Nuke 'em: The CDF tris this against the Gigantor using the White Eagles, but it fails.
- Older Is Better: Pre-War robots like The General and his forces are ridiculously powerful compared to almost all the new generation ones. If weren't by Marty and his ancient Fist, the CDF would have the struggle hopelessly lost.
- One-Man Army: Pretty much each fighting character, but Magnum is the most egregious example.
- Shadow deserves a mention as well, as he massacred twenty units sent to hunt him down and only Magnum's personal intervention could got him captured.
- Playing with Fire: Lightning.
- Power Fist: Yes.
- Praetorian Guard: The Four Invincible Lords.
- Puppy Love: Marty and Ally, although it is not clear if they are Like Brother and Sister or certainly a couple.
- The Quiet One: Shadow.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Bullybots.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Chief Gibson.
- Recruiting the Criminal: Shadow is a former delinquent reprogrammed by the CDF. They apparently also built him in first place.
- Redshirt Army: The CDF soldiers, except Camo.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Well, duh.
- Robot Buddy
- Samurai Cowboy
- Shield Bash: Rain's main offensive.
- Sinister Shades: Dr. Chen wears red goggles, although he is shown without them in a CDF archive image.
- The Smurfette Principle: Straight. Violeta is the only female in the Five-Man Band, and Wind is the only one in the Four Invincible Lords.
- Split Personality: Shadow is reprogrammed to serve the CDF, but he keeps some remnants from his former mind and sometimes forgets which side he is on. This makes him The Corruptible to the The General's psychic powers.
- State Sec: The CDF or Central Defence Force.
- Stealth Expert: Black Beauty and Shadow.
- The Stoic: Gibson.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Magnum openly distrust Shadow, and he dislikes him in return, but they are forced to work together.
Magnum: He almost finishes you, mate.
Shadow: I have not asked you for help.
Magnum: [upon seeing Shadow's look] Shadow, we both are on the same side now.
- This Is a Drill: Tremo and his squad have drills as their maain weapons, and can use them to .
- Superpowered Evil Side: Evil Shadow is able to kick down Magnum, Gaff and Marty.
- Whip It Good: Wind uses two energy whips able to cut through objects.
- White Mask of Doom: Shadow has one, which is technically his face, and is noted by Buttons as "alien-looking".
- World of Badass
- Wrestler in All of Us: Inevitable in a martial arts-themed cartoon. During their fight, Rain gives Shadow a perfect picture spinning side slam to pin him to the ground. He also throws him away with a chokeslam earlier.
- Yellow Peril: Dr. Chen's attire and hair makes him look like a cyberpunk-style mandarin.