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A ''very'' short-lived but [[CultClassic well remembered]] comic book series created by Creator/LarryHama, with help from Michael Golden and Neal Adams, about [[TheCaptain Captain Bucky O'Hare]], a [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife green]] [[PettingZooPeople humanoid]] [[SpeciesSurname hare]] who fights to protect [[AnotherDimension his Universe]] from the scourge of the evil Toad Empire. Bucky is assisted by the [[BadassCrew intrepid crew]] of his [[CoolStarship space frigate]], the [[TheDreaded Righteous Indignation]], which is joined by a human ChildProdigy named [[TheEngineer Willy DuWitt]], who entered his universe through a PortalDoor that he accidentally helped create via [[NegativeSpaceWedgie simultaneous Photon Accelerator malfunction]], and [[TrappedInAnotherWorld is trapped until the event can be recreated]].

The comic series was adapted into a similarly short-lived [[AnimatedAdaptation animated television series]] and two video games.[[note]]An NES game, along with an arcade game.[[/note]] Thanks to PragmaticAdaptation, Willy [=DuWitt=] can go freely back and forth between Earth and the other universe - [[AdaptationNameChange renamed the "Aniverse"]] - at will in the cartoon.

It should not be confused with ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' or ''VideoGame/StarFox''.
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!!Bucky O'Hare and the Trope Wars:

* ActionFigureFileCard: The toys had them, courtesy of the man who created the UrExample.
* ActionGirl: Jenny and, to a lesser extent if only due to lack of screen time, Mimi [=LaFloo=].
* ActionHoggingOpening: The series, of course.
* {{Adorkable}}: Willy and Felicia.
* AdvertOverloadedFuture: Any planet controlled by the Toads is this.
* AdaptationDistillation: First a comic book, then the cartoon, then two video games.
* AIIsACrapshoot: The main villain, Komplex, is a sentient computer program that the toads designed to run their planet. It turned evil and sent them on the warpath for no readily apparent reason. By contrast, AFC Blinky is a totally friendly and humble and [[ReligiousRobot religious]] robot.
* AllThereInTheManual: The name of Bucky's [[TheMentor mysterious mentor]], Damaron Jabok, is given in a promotional booklet for an abandoned second season and further toyline.
* AllThereInTheScript: The names of several characters and things, particularly:
** Jeff and Mark (the other two bullies with Doug)
** Bob (the gray hare in "Home, Swampy, Home")
** Digger the mole's surname, [=McSquint=].
** Willy's mother's first name, "Sunshine."
** The ''Iron Vulture''[[note]][[WesternAnimation/TaleSpin No]] [[NamesTheSame relation]][[/note]] (the Corsair Canards' pirate ship)
** Dr. Wartimer and Dr. Croakley (the other two toad scientists who created Komplex)
* AllWomenAreLustful: All of the women in this show are ''very'' direct about their affections, Jenny and Mimi [=LaFloo=] in particular.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Bucky has green fur.
* AmazonBrigade: The [[FunctionalMagic Articifers]].
* ApesInSpace: [[KillerGorilla Belegeusian Berserker Baboons]].
* ArchEnemy: The Toad Air Marshal ''really hates'' Bucky.
* ArtificialLimbs: Kamikaze Kamo's lower arms are both cybernetic.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The toy version of the Toad Croaker. While in the show, games, and comic it was presented as more or less a one man recon vehicle, the toy was altered slightly to look like a left shoe, complete with treads on its bottom. The reason was so that kids would use it to smash it down onto Toad Trooper action figures, "stepping" on them[[note]]The name is a reference to the franchise's BattleCry "Let's croak (us some) toads!"[[/note]]... Needless to say the toads' own Double Bubble didn't come anywhere close to this level of awesome.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Many characters had these but Rumble Bee stands out.
* BadassBaritone: Things on the heroic side are more mixed, but the threat level of [[EvilSoundsDeep any given villain]] is directly proportionate to the depth of their vocal register.
* BadassBoast: This is BRUISER, the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Betelgeusian Berserker Baboon]] speaking! I'm unstoppable, unbeatable, and uncontrollable!
* BadassCrew: The crews of the ''Righteous Indignation'' and ''Indefatigable''. To wit:
** Bucky is an adept tactician and planner, as well as a highly skilled tumbler and acrobat.
** Jenny uses her (secret[[note]]Except to Willy.[[/note]]) psychic abilities to devastating effect, and is an excellent pilot and perfectly capable personal combatant.
** Deadeye is a lethal marksman with any gun (hence his name).
** Willy, in spite of being a young child without military training, still fights effectively alongside the crew of the ''Righteous''. He is skilled enough with a frisbee to hit a thrown knife in flight.
** Blinky has shown excellent skills in infiltration and cyberwarfare.
** Bruiser is Bruiser. He caused the toads to evacuate an entire planet by making a BadassBoast on TV. ''Twice''.
* BadassTeacher: Jenny to Felicia.
* BatmanGambit: [[GenreSavvy Toadborg]] uses one on Jenny in ''"The Artificers of Alderberan"'': he kidnaps Felicia - [[StudentAndMasterTeam Jenny's student]] - and takes her into a [[SpaceClouds nebula]] that he couldn't possibly navigate himself, [[FlawExploitation knowing that Jenny would use her powers to navigate the nebula for him]]. He did this to get at the source of the Articifers' power. Another one was used by the good guys in "The Taking of Pilot Jenny" which succeeded in freeing the captured planet Warren.
* BattleCry: The characteristic '''HI-YOU-GAH!''' of the Betelgeusian marines.
** "Let's croak (us some) toads!"
* BerserkButton:
** Don't insinuate that Toadborg was just a worker before being converted into a {{Cyborg}}, rather than a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior]].
** Harm [[RelativeButton Bruiser's brother]] and you will quickly learn why they're called [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge BERSERKER Baboons]].
* BerserkerTears: Shed by Bruiser after Bruce vanishes for the second time.
--> That's the second time the toads ''cost me MY BROTHER!''
* BigBad: Komplex.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** This kicks off the revelation of the BatmanGambit in "The Taking of Pilot Jenny" when, with the ''Righteous'' Crew seemingly at the mercy of Komplex and Toadborg, the ship they're all in is rocked by gunfire as the ''Indefatigable'' cuts through their stagnate defenses like a hot knife through butter.
** Another one occurs in "Bye Bye Berserker Baboon." The Terror Toad, a monstrous amphibian warrior, has the heroes cornered. To make matters worse, unlike his brethren, he is not afraid of Berserker Baboons and looks like he could eat them like popcorn. Bucky O'Hare, injured in a failed attack on the monster, suddenly dives down and burrows through the ground away, escaping. Unable to believe they've been abandoned by their leader, the others are treated to the sight of their ship suddenly launching and flying away. The monster gets closer and closer as the Air Marshal cackles that he's finally beaten even the "Great Bucky O'Hare." Suddenly, the sound of rockets firing is heard and Bucky returns on the Toad Croaker. Turns out he just went out to the next planet over to snag several jars of the Aniverse's best tasting flies, with which he proceeds to lure the Terror Toad back to the Toad Mothership where it proceeds to tear the place apart.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy:
** When Blinky was captured by the toads and reprogrammed, this was the result on him when he was rescued by the ''Righteous''.
* TheBigGuy: Big, lovable Bruiser.
* CanonImmigrant: While Bruiser, Commander Dogstar, Mimi [=LaFloo=], Toadborg, Frix, Frax, and Al Negator were all [[AnimationLeadTime first seen in the cartoon]], they were all eventually going to be released as part of the expanded toy line. Unfortunately, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the expanded toy line didn't happen]].
* TheCaptain: Bucky O'Hare is ''always'' the man in charge.
* CapturedSuperEntity: As it turns out, the source of [[FunctionalMagic power for the Articifers]] is this: a powerful being that resides in a nebula in an [[ForcedSleep induced sleep]]. [[DontWakeTheSleeper It's best to leave it that way]].
* CatFolk: Jenny and the residents of her home planet Aldebaran.
* TheChampion: Toadborg is Komplex's champion.
* ChekhovsGun: Willy's water gun, which is [[InsistentTerminology "confiscated"]] by Deadeye in the second episode. It becomes VERY important to the crew when they're making their escape from the Toad Mothership. It's lampshaded later when the same tactic doesn't work a second time.
* ChickMagnet: Bucky and Willy.
* ChildProdigy: If Willy were not one of these, it's doubtful that he would have survived the first episode.
* ColdBloodedTorture: This happens by way of OffstageVillainy in the episode ''"The Artificers of Alderberan"'' when Princess Felicia [[LeeroyJenkins gets herself]] [[DamselInDistress captured by toads]]. The scene begins with a solitary toad forcing Felicia to [[{{Subversion}} watch]] [[PokeThePoodle terrible commercials]]. [[KnightOfCerebus Then Toadborg enters the room]], proceeds to [[EnragedByIdiocy literally]] throw the toad out of the room in disgust, [[AloneWithThePsycho leaving him alone with Felicia]]. Then he clutches her face [[TouchOfTheMonster in a rather]] [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty uncomfortable manner]]. This immediately precedes her [[DoubleSubversion being tortured by Toadborg offscreen]].
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Dogstar's voice is based on Creator/JimBackus.
* CoolShip: At least Bucky's ship's name is easily the coolest in Western TV animation, the ''Righteous Indignation''.
* CurbStompBattle: When Jenny first met Toadborg, she mistook him for a [[MechaMooks simple robot]] and tried to defeat him with a psychic blast. [[NoSell It didn't work]]: as it turns out, [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs]] aren't nearly as susceptible to her psychic abilities as robots are. Toadborg retaliates by [[TheWorfEffect effortlessly blasting her to the floor]] and [[InstantSedation knocking her out]] [[KnockoutGas with an aerosol]].
* CuteClumsyGirl: Felicia.
* {{Cyborg}}: [[DarthVaderClone Toadborg]] was a toad soldier who suffered a catastrophic injury and was rebuilt as a nearly invincible cyborg soldier.
* CyberCyclops: The one-eyed android Blinky.
* {{Cyberpunk}}: [[DownplayedTrope A downplayed]], but very present theme in the series overall. Several of the heroes fall solidly into AntiHero territory (such as Deadeye Duck), important advances in cybernetics are seen in both [[{{Cyborg}} Toadborg]] and [[ArtificialLimbs Kamikaze Kamo]], and [[BigBad Komplex]] is a sapient MasterComputer [[AIIsACrapshoot gone haywire]].
* DarthVaderClone: Toadborg is basically Darth Vader crossed with [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars General Grievous]].
* DayInTheLimelight: After "War of the Warts" every crew member of the ''Righteous Indignation'' got a least one episode in which to shine, sometimes two.
* DemotedToExtra: Toadborg becomes this in the NES game. While he is still a [[BossBattle boss character]], he is only the boss of the relatively easy Green Planet, and one of the easiest bosses to beat himself. This is in direct contrast to his status as TheDragon and KnightOfCerebus in the show.
* TheDragon: Toadborg, to Komplex.
** CoDragons: Toadborg and Toad Air Marshal often share this.
** DragonInChief: Toadborg
* TheDreaded: The Berserker Baboons. And that's ''after'' the Toads' genetic fear of Baboons has been neutralized.
--> '''Air Marshal''': Wait a minute! Now, the goggles are a neat trick, but the Betelgeusian Berserker Baboons are our most formidable foes in the Aniverse!
* DrillSergeantNasty: Bruiser falls into the role quite easily, when he is a guest instructor at the Betelgeusian military academy. His mother is very proud of him.
* {{Dystopia}}: Formerly, the Toads' homeworld was a swamp planet. Now, it's a [[CityPlanet planet-sized industrial complex]] that runs seven layers deep beneath the surface, with every inch of the factory-planet [[BigBrotherIsWatching totally controlled]] and [[SinisterSurveillance endlessly watched]] by [[MasterComputer Komplex]]. Because their planet is in such a state, the Toads have turned to [[PlanetLooters stealing other planets]] and [[HostileTerraforming changing the biosphere to resemble their original swampy home]]. Despite this, when Komplex is taken offline in an attack by Bucky O'Hare, the Toads rebuild him without hesitation, [[BreadAndCircuses because they]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity love their Toad TV]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first three episodes, Frix and Frax have deep, gruff voices that actually make them sound somewhat tough. This is sharp contrast to all their later appearances where they have high, squeaky, whiny voices.
* EmpathyDollShot: In the ThemeSong opening. Also used in a flashback in the second episode.
* TheEmpire: And one populated by amphibians no less.
* TheEngineer: Willy [=DuWitt=]. He able to [[GadgeteerGenius build or repair just about anything]].
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Bruiser's not evil, but he is a badass. And he loves his mother very much.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarKeep: The Toad Air Marshal, even after Komplex fires him in one episode.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Bruiser.
* EvilSoundsDeep: At least if you are a threat to the heroes. The more of a threat you are, the deeper your voice.
* ExplosiveDecompression: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. In the third episode, Toadborg exposes the ''Righteous Indignation'' crew to the vacuum of space to force Willy [=DuWitt=] to [[FriendOrIdolDecision choose between them and a chip containing important security codes]]. The effect is a surprisingly realistic gradual decompression.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The cartoon's theme song is a cross between this and BraggingThemeTune.
* TheFaceless: All of the human adults are shown from the neck down. The only humans whose faces we see are kids.
* FacelessGoons: Pretty much all of the toads except for the Toad Air Marshal and Toadborg.
* FantasticRacism: Komplex has a deep hatred against all non-Toad beings. Bucky and Deadeye both have a hatred for Toads, and [[FunctionalGenreSavvy no one trusts]] [[VillainByDefault Sleezasaurs]].
* FantasticSlurs: A lot of the characters seem to have a complete list of creative insults for toads, especially Bucky.
* FeatheredFiend: All ducks shown tend towards the anti-heroic side of things at best.
** The Corsair Canards are a gang of pirates who are most emphatically not ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything (the first thing we see them do is attack a luxury liner), but have a "no first use of violence"-policy (note, no ''first'' use, the Corsairs will gladly turn any ship that offers resistance into dust) which is enough to convince Bucky that the Corsairs are worth cultivating as allies against the Toads.
** Kamikaze Kamo is a ninja duck, and the leads LaResistance against the Toad-backed Lizards attempting to conquer Canopus III. Kamo and his people are decent enough, but they are also reluctant to hold back and will happily use bladed weapons and attack from ambush. Kamo is shown nailing a fleeing enemy in the back with a shuriken.
** On a more personal level, there is Deadeye Duck. Deadeye is a former Corsair Canard in good standing, and while he serves loyally as Bucky's master gunner, he is also far more likely to lie, cheat, steal and use gun violence in the name of the cause than the other main characters.
* TheFederation: The United Animal Security Council and its strong arm, S.P.A.C.E.
* FictionalUnitedNations: The United Animal Security Council operates like this.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Komplex
** TheDragon: Toadborg
** TheEvilGenius: Toad Air Marshal
** TheBrute: The Total Terror Toad
** TheDarkChick: Frix and Frax
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Bucky.
** TheLancer: Deadeye and Jenny share this slot, with Jenny being the NumberOne and Bucky's closest co-worker, and Deadeye being the more [[AntiHero shady and pragmatic foil]] to Bucky's clean-cut front-page heroism.
** TheBigGuy: Bruiser and Deadeye share this slot. Both of them are heavy hitters, Bruiser with fists and feet and Deadeye with various guns (though Bruiser has proven himself to be a reasonably competent gunner when Deadeye is otherwise occupied).
** TheSmartGuy: Willy.
** TheChick: Blinky.
* FiveEpisodePilot: Okay a three episode one, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible but who's counting]]?
* FlashOfPain: In the arcade game, bosses gain seizure times of [[TurnsRed turning orange]] whenever they're dead soon.
* FrenchJerk: Captain Smada.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Toadborg wants the defense codes or he'll jettison Bucky, Jenny and Deadeye into space. Willy faces a moral dilemma. Does he destroy the disks containing the codes, or give them up to save his friends? At Bucky's insistence he smashes them, to Toadborg's fury.... until Al Negator turns up with a copy of the codes. Oops.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Before Komplex corrupted them, the toads were a lazy, decadent race with a penchant for shoddily-made consumer products. Now they are a heavily militarized group of PlanetLooters.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Former pirate Gunner Deadeye Duck's favored drink? Swamp Grass.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: All the furry characters.
* FunWithAcronyms: This franchise ''[[UpToEleven loves]]'' its acronyms.
** S.P.A.C.E.: Sentient Protoplasm Against Colonial Encroachment
** C.H.I.E.F.: Cool Head In Every Fiasco
** C.A.T.: [[http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2017/05/Boss-Fight-Jenny-Packaging-Preview.jpg Crystal Augmented Telekinesis]]
* GeniusBruiser: Toadborg.
** Bruce is a OneManArmy who happens to be a warp drive engineer by trade, and can build a teleporter out of scrap.
* GogglesDoNothing: Bucky's aviator cap has a pair of large goggles that he never pulls down over his eyes.
* GranolaGirl: Willy's mother. Her name is "Sunshine", and in her first appearance she is gearing up for a "Save the Whales"-rally.
* GroinAttack: Jenny kicks a toad in the family jewels in the first episode.
* HandicappedBadass: Deadeye has only one eye. [[ImprobableAimingSkills The lack of depth perception has no effect on his aim]].
* HeelFaceTurn: One of the bully Doug's cohorts Jeff became Willy's friend after helping them with their science project, and consoles Willy when Doug took all the credit.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Commander Dogstar and the crew of the ''Indefatigable'' in the TV-series.
* HeroWorshipper: Felicia to Jenny.
* HoldingOutForAHero: The enslaved hares put to work building a new climate converter are waiting to be rescued by Bucky O'Hare. This irritates Mimi [=LaFloo=], who is trying to organize a [[LaResistance resistance]] movement so they can free themselves.
* HostileTerraforming: The toads have a machine which can completely change the climate and ecology of a conquered planet into a swamp. Given what we see of the cities on such converted worlds, this cannot be a pleasant experience for anything currently on the surface when this happens.
* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: Every singe female character in the entire series fits this trope. However, not all of them have [[FurryFemaleMane hair]].
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: The Toad Air Marshal. He sees himself as Bucky's arch-nemesis but Bucky seems to view him as little more than an annoyance.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: While toned down in the cartoon due too LimitedAnimation, Jenny's outfit [[note]](WordOfGod names it [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4f/a6/ce/4fa6ce3ba3bca5daf7f3431a3353262a.jpg Aldebaran Battle Armor]])[[/note]] in the [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/7bbJrABWwnf67Is19j_PzINJT76mxQAxr0thRZ5TKDRnl0eIXNR3CpQ2H19BXHoUt_nLO9ghcWaW=s0 comic]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/ngQH1NGoX_O2k1yyYXceI7QO7P7SNbmeoTcrYFrlPwDMYwuFZ0eDsPR97dsT8v2kZMRVqcGC0OCP=s0 book]] is pure CostumePorn. Even though it is [[SensualSpandex form-fitting]] [[FutureSpandex futuristic spandex]], it is equal parts functional [[PoweredArmor high tech battle-armor]] and [[ArsenalAttire active weapon system]]: It's covered in [[MagicalAccessory magical]] [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry gems]] that [[AmplifierArtifact amplify]] her [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], and has one gem that serves as a SubspaceAnsible when combined with her [[TelepathicSpacemen telepathy]]. [[note]]([[http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2017/05/Boss-Fight-Jenny-Packaging-Preview.jpg Described here]])[[/note]] The armored bits of the suit are made of a [[ChromeChampion very shiny metallic substance]] that is just as flexible as the rest of the suit.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: And with a flying disk no less. Also some of the shots Deadeye pulls off seem fairly unlikely even given his background.
* InformedAbility: The Toad Air Marshal is forever talking about his accomplishments and skills, but for the run of the series he's much more of joke character than anything else. Of course, considering the only guy in the entire Empire who seems remotely competent is in a higher position than him and above that is a super-computer, maybe he really is the best Komplex could get for the job.
* InterspeciesRomance: All of the implied romances are this. See ShipTease for more details.
* JerkAss: Vice-Chairman Grebb, the Toad Air Marshal, Sly Lee-Zard, and Al Negator all fit this trope.
* KnightOfCerebus: Toadborg. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain The Air Marshal is incompetent]] and the [[{{Mooks}} toads are ineffectual]], but Toadborg is [[SuperToughness tough]], [[TheStrategist smart]], [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking competent]] and [[TheDreaded dangerous]].
* LadyLand: Jenny's home planet Aldeberan is seen twice: only women are seen among the natives on both occasions. It's for certain that the women seen [[SmallReferencePools do not account for]] [[OneGenderRace the planet's entire population]], and we see one of them tending a child in a crib, but that begs the question: where are all the males?
* LargeHam: In-universe example: Bruiser's TV appearances are GLORIOUSLY hammy.
* LighterAndSofter: While the [[AdaptationDisplacement better known]] TV series [[AnimatedAdaptation adaptation]] of the comic [[NobodyCanDie doesn't allow anyone to die on either side of the Toad Empire vs S.P.A.C.E. conflict]], the original comic series wasn't restricted by any [[MoralGuardians television censorship]]. As a result, characters could -and often did- actually die. Poor Bruce got [[NotEnoughToBury reduced to ashes]] in the first issue, and KOMPLEX [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness lobotomized]] the Toads that built him [[EstablishingCharacterMoment shortly after being activated]]. In addition, the TV series would generally substitute [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment wacky and silly Toad TV commercials]] for [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] and [[WarIsHell war devastation]], but [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar not always]].
* LikeBrotherAndSister: While Jenny and Bucky certainly care for each other, they never treat each other any differently than their [[TrueCompanions other crewmates]]. In fact, the only one who receives any romantic affection from Jenny was Willy: [[TheTease she often teases him]].
* LovableNerd: Willy.
* MagicFromTechnology: The [[OurMagesAreDifferent Artificer Witches of Aldebaran]] use "[[InsistentTerminology magic]]" that comes from the [[LivingBattery captured offspring]] of a [[CapturedSuperEntity massive sleeping creature]] that resides in the middle of the Dark Heart nebula. The sensors of the ''Righteous Indignation'' were designed by the Artificers and presumably use the same system.
* MaleGaze: A rather gratuitous example occurs in "The Good the Bad, and the Worty": [[MsFanservice Jenny]] gets [[InstantSedation sedated]] after being on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle courtesy of Toadborg. As she loses consciousness, the scene abruptly cuts to a [[https://youtu.be/YgU_-CUpQ7g?t=427 tightly focused shot of her breasts]] that [[MyEyesAreUpHere leaves her head completely out of the frame]] as [[DeadHandShot her raised arms fall limp]].
* MarriedToTheJob: Deadeye confirms himself to be this.
--> '''Deadeye''':"Ah, she was never mine, Willy me boy, and I got no time for lass in me life anyway."
* MeaningfulName: Most of the characters have these.
* MedalsForEveryone: "Bye Bye, Berserker Baboon" ''begins'' with Bruiser being decorated for valorous conduct.
* TheMentor: Bucky actually has one in the form of the mysterious Mentor, a rabbit who taught him how to be a warrior. Given how young he's portrayed as, one wonders when he had time to do that AND go through the Academy on Genus.
* TheMole: Chairman Harman turns out to be [[MobileSuitHuman a tiny newt controlling a robot body]].
* MommasBoy: Bruiser.
* {{Mook Lieutenant}}s: Frix and Frax.
* MoreThanMindControl: The Toad Empire is totally and completely under Komplex's control, despite the fact that the Toads are clearly in control of their own mental faculties. [[IControlMyMinionsThrough This is done through]] television signals, which most of the Toads [[FunctionalAddict find addicting, but not debilitating]]. To non-Toads, the content of those signals act as MindRape, implying that the Toads have been [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror conditioned to accept this]]. However, if given enough time and effort, Komplex can manipulate these signals to [[BlankSlate empty the minds of non-Toads and directly reprogram them to serve him]].
* MsFanservice: [[HotWitch Jenny]]. She has [[LongHairIsFeminine long]] [[FurryFemaleMane hair]], her outfit is [[SensualSpandex spandex]] with a [[ZettaiRyouiki Grade-A Zettai Ryouiki]] (see ImpossiblyCoolClothes above for more info on her outfit), and she herself is very much TheTease towards Willy [=DuWitt=]. The camera also tends to focus on her in [[MaleGaze certain predictable ways]].
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Deadeye has four arms, all of which are great for [[ImprobableAimingSkills shooting things with]].
* TheNapoleon: The Toad Air Marshal, swagger stick and all. Bucky also to a certain degree.
* NeverSayDie: [[AvertedTrope Thoroughly averted]]. Toadborg in particular makes numerous overt death threats, and none of the other characters shy away from mentioning death. That said, [[NobodyCanDie nobody dies, even when they definitely should]].
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Willy's parents.
* NiceGuy: Willy [=DuWitt=].
* NintendoHard: The NES game. Surprisingly, it wasn't bad programming gave the game this distinction, it was the requirement for skill.
* NonMammalMammaries: The female toads have these.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: According to Blinky, the reason the Toads' initial push was so unprepared for was that everyone thought they were completely harmless[[note]]Which they were...[[BrainwashedAndCrazy at first]].[[/note]]... Silly Mammals.
* NotQuiteDead: In the cartoon, Bruce gets zapped by the photon accelerator and everyone thinks he's dead (or rather, had "attained oneness with the universe") as a result. He actually got teleported across the Aniverse. In the comic, however, Bruce actually had attained [[NoBodyLeftBehind oneness with the universe]].
* OffModel: There's times where the animators end up drawing Bucky and Deadeye like [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Bugs and Daffy]] and in a few scenes, The Air Marshal looks like he stepped out of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Though as the show is animated by Creator/{{AKOM}}, who also animated those other shows, it's not ''that'' surprising.
** It only gets worse as the show goes on, with an increase of ugly drawings and miscolored characters. With "Corsair Canards" being the worst in this regard.
* OhCrap: Nearly all toads are terrified of Berzerker Baboons and they have this reaction whenever one shows up.
* ParentalBonus: The cartoon is so heavily loaded with these that it would be a waste of space to list them all. That said, Mimi [=LaFloo=]'s frigate is called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screaming_Mimi_(film) Screaming Mimi]]. That's just the beginning.
* ParentService: There is a ''lot'' of {{fanservice}} in this cartoon, all over the place. Most of it comes from [[MsFanservice Jenny]].
* PortalDoor: A literal example; the portal between Earth and the Aniverse is the door of Willy's closet. Unlike in the comics where he's stuck in the Aniverse for a while, Willy can travel between worlds in the cartoon whenever he pleases.
* PunnyName: Come on...Al Negator?
** The toad scientists who built Komplex are named '''Hop'''kins, '''Wart'''imer and '''Croak'''ley.
** "Willy [=DuWitt=]". Just say his full name and think about it.
* RealityEnsues: Did you really think that the creators of a rogue AI would allow said AI to capture them, cryogenically freeze them and send them into deep space if there was a quick-and-dirty way to deactivate said AI? Seriously, Bucky?
* RecycledInSpace: ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' with anthropomorphic animals.
** The arcade game functions similar to that of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' as both of these games are run-and-gun action games [[BeatEmUp on a semi-isometric view]].
* ReformedCriminal: Deadeye straddles the line between this and RecruitingTheCriminal. He used to be a member of the notorious pirate band the Corsair Canards, but seems to have left on good terms. He is well-known and respected among the Corsairs (though some consider him a sell-out) and keeps in touch with his old shipmates. He is also the master gunner of the ''Righteous Indignation'' and a loyal and trustworthy member of Bucky's crew.
* ReligiousRobot: A.F.C. Blinky clearly believes in the religion that is practiced by the ''Righteous Indignation's'' crew, which appears to be an alternate universe version of Taoism (Blinky directly mentions [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/qMP6Omm8b9JFoIYTw69CwW5NF3mdyWxfZJL4zhLVY2ZDuulReNNI_1vP7WVFK3qSmdh-gIGI9fMA=s0 "Sacred Tao"]]). He has also been programmed to respect the Chain Of Command more than his religion, which may be a deliberate [[MoralityChip failsafe system]].
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Al Negator is a two-timing scuzzball only out for profit, willing even to betray the toads. Likewise, Samurai lizard Sly Leezard is quite the bastard. Note that this is subverted when Sly's boss, the supreme commander of the Samurai lizards, has him punished for breaking the Samurai's code of honor, and lets the heroes go free (so long as they never return).
* RestrainingBolt: In the comic book, KOMPLEX [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness lobotomized it's creators soon after being activated]]. In a deliberate effort to make the [[AnimatedAdaptation cartoon]] pass the [[MoralGuardians network censors]], [[LighterAndSofter this was changed]] to KOMPLEX having an inability to hurt his designers. So, when he took over the toads, he sent them into deep space.
* TheRightOfASuperiorSpecies: Thanks to KOMPLEX, the Toads believe themselves to be superior to the other races, and as such, they claim the right to [[PlanetLooters steal their planets]] and [[SlaveRace enslave their inhabitants]].
* RobotSoldier: The Toads use some of these as a supplement to their armies. Jenny made the mistake of thinking [[{{Cyborg}} Toadborg]] was one of them.
* RoleReprisal: Most of the cast of the cartoon returned for the Arcade Game, with the exception of Samuel Vincent, whose character was instead played by Scott [=McNeil=]
* Creator/ScottMcNeil: Deadeye Duck and various other characters, it's one of his early gigs.
** He also [[TheOtherDarrin stands in for Blinky]] in the arcade game.
* SecretKeeper: Willy regarding Jenny's [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge magical abilities]].
* {{Short Runner|s}}: The TV series was gone after 13 episodes.
* ShoutOut: Both the comic and the cartoon contain a '''massive''' amount of references to both ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast: The entire franchise is a Level 4 example.
* SpacePirates: The Corsair Canards, Deadeye's old outfit.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the comics, Bruce dies and goes onto be replaced by Bruiser and Willy. He was instead teleported to a faroff galaxy in the AnimatedAdaptation, and comes back for a second appearance.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Jenny is the only female in Bucky's crew.
* ShipTease: Both the comic and the cartoon strongly tease at a possible relationship between [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Jenny and Willy DuWitt]], and the cartoon also teases at a romance between [[RescueRomance Bucky O'Hare and Mimi LaFloo]]. That said, [[ShortRunners due to the comic lasting only five issues, and the cartoon's short time on the air]], [[NoRomanticResolution nothing is developed in any concrete way]].
** In the comic, Jenny started showing [[TheTease very overt affections]] for Willy [=DuWitt=] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/oV64NCSpwkpaItDWWUb4pANDdq5NthOjjf3D_kCGWn5DisrIOn8ByinfyKx01arR3VlbGuHg2Y9N=s0 almost immediately after meeting him]], in response to his offer to [[TheReliableOne help the crew of the ''Righteous Indignation'']] instead of [[IChooseToStay simply returning home]], despite the distinct possibility of becoming [[TrappedInAnotherWorld trapped forever]]. The cartoon simply makes her reasons and affections much more obvious. [[note]](In her own words: [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan "Willy DuWitt, you are very brave."]])[[/note]] By the end of the three part pilot episode, she had kissed him several times [[StockKisses in increasingly affectionate ways]] - the last being directly on the mouth - and also given him a magical Alderberan memory stone [[SubspaceAnsible to keep contact with him]].[[note]]That last point is very significant, since Alderberans are ''[[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge very secretive]]'' regarding their magic, to the point where [[TheFettered Jenny hides her magical powers from the rest of the Righteous Indignation's crew]], even going so far as to [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum ask for permission to use an invisible psychic blast]] to [[HonorBeforeReason save her own life]]![[/note]] Willy consistently responds to her advances with a CrushBlush.
** In the immediate following episode, [[CunningLikeAFox Mimi LaFloo]] developed feelings for Bucky O'Hare after he [[RescueRomance saved her from a Toad labor camp]]. Afterwards, she was swiftly [[TheCaptain given a ship to command]] - on Bucky's recommendation - based on her [[TheLeader tendency to lead]]. She proceeds to thank Bucky with a kiss, which causes him to [[{{Adorkable}} break into a bashful grin]]. Seeing this, [[HaughtyHmph Jenny "humphs" haughtily]] and scoffs about Mimi's lack of propriety... [[HypocriticalHumor despite her own behavior towards Willy in literally all of the previous episodes being the same]].
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Jenny is clearly [[TheTease interested]] in Willy for this reason.
--> '''Jenny''':"Willy [=DuWitt=], you are very brave"
* StatuesqueStunner: Jenny is quite tall compared to nearly everyone who isn't Willy or a Berserker Baboon, and is also a major source of {{Fanservice}}.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Encountered in the comic book in the form of a white mouse. Apparently anything he creates that travels outside his "sphere of influence" ceases to be, which the toads found out to their detriment when the magma they stole from his planet disappeared when they got far enough away. He proved to be something of a benevolent version of this trope, using his powers to rescue the toads on the ship (though he later admitted the place he'd sent them to was known for its high property taxes).
* TagTeam: The NES game uses this mechanic to allow the player to control the entire Righteous Indignation crew.
* TelepathicSpacemen: Jenny, and all other Articifers.
* ThemeNaming: Frix and Frax.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Frix and Frax, again.
* TitleDrop: "And now an update on Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars!"
* TokenHuman: Willy.
* TooDumbToLive:
** In the comic, a toad ship recklessly flies into the Righteous Indignation's kill zone despite receiving multiple warnings. Also, the United Animal Security Council seems almost like it's [[SuicidalPacifism actively]] ''[[ObstructiveBureaucrat trying]]'' to get wiped out by the Toad Empire.
** Frix and Frax, to an insane level.
* TookALevelInBadass: Willy took one the moment he joined the Righteous Indignation's crew.
* TragicBigot: Every person on the Righteous Indignation except Willy [=DuWitt=] and AFC Blinky openly [[FantasticRacism hates the entire Toad race]], and for totally justifiable reasons. The most clear-cut example of this trope is Bucky O'Hare himself, whose whole race was enslaved by the toads, and his [[DoomedHometown homeworld]] [[HostileTerraforming turned into a swamp]] for [[PlanetLooters their use]].
* TriggerHappy: Deadeye solves just about every problem he encounters by shooting at it. [[BloodKnight He enjoys that sort of thing]].
* [[TheDividual The Twindividual]]: Frix and Frax. They're only distinguishable from one another due to the Frix's larger chin and jawline compared to Frax. Otherwise they're essentially identically and almost never appear separately.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Bucky has a cousin named Jeffrey who is nearly identical to him (except he's voiced by Creator/ScottMcNeil). Bucky uses it to his advantage.
* UnknownRival: The Air Marshal considers Bucky his arch-nemesis. Bucky considers the Air Marshal a minor speed-bump on the road to taking down Toadborg and KOMPLEX.
* WeaksauceWeakness: The Void-Droid -- very powerful, but not [[KillItWithWater waterproof]] [[spoiler:(initially).]]
-->'''Air Marshal''': I don't believe it! It was ray shielded and missile shielded!\\
'''Frax''': [[CaptainObvious But not waterproof]]!
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: The toads and pretty much every non-mammalian species in the show, apart from birds of course.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: All toads, naturally fear the berserker baboons. Toadborg manages to get over that fear.
* WilyWalrus: Subverted with Harman, a walrus who is part of the benevolent United Animal Security Council. [[spoiler:While he ''is'' evil, being TheMole who was sent by the villains to infiltrate the Council, it is later revealed that he is not actually a walrus, but [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent a newt]] piloting [[RoboticReveal a robot walrus body]].]]
* WitchSpecies: The [[CatFolk Articifer Witches of Aldebaran]].
* WorldOfFunnyAnimals: The whole Aniverse.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Jenny's apprentice Felicia has this.
* ZergRush: The toad soldiers have training and hardware that's usually shown as being inferior to what Bucky's crew and lone ship can bring to bear in a fight. The main reason they're still dangerous is they're the only side to have an actual fleet and armies. To keep the amphibian menace from engulfing the Aniverse, by the end of the show SPACE has managed to assemble [[OddlySmallOrganization a grand total of three ships, each with a crew of about six members]].
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