Recap / OKKO Lets Be Heroes S 1 E 33 The Power Is Yours
A special hero helps Lakewood Plaza Turbo save the planet.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Dr. Blight says she's proud of how much Box More pollutes, we see a montage of Jethro slipping on oil and spilling his own, Ernesto ignoring a leaking nuclear waste pipe (that melts his upper half), and Darrell leaving a sink running after brushing his teeth.
Captain Planet, Kwame and Dr. Blight have been retrofitted to the show's art style.
The opposite happens at the end, where the characters are all drawn in the original Captain Planet art style.
A minor one occurs with Captain Planet's introduction as a callout to Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
Bittersweet Ending: While Dr. Blight is defeated and the plaza gets cleaned up, the effects of Blight and Boxman's polluting have permanently affected the rest of the world.
The Cameo: The rest of the Planeteers and Gaia make non-speaking appearances in the Planeteer Alert at the end of the episode.
Comic-Book Time: In the twenty years since Captain Planet and the Planeteers ended, an unspecified numbers of years have passed for the characters, but Dr. Blight, Kwame, and (in the Planeteer Alert segment) the other Planeteers look the same age.
Generic Doomsday Villain: Dr. Blight takes her singleminded goals of pollution from the original series to the point of parody; she wants to pollute the world and render it uninhabitable. Boxman, himself not very good with making choices, notes that this would kill them as well. Blight just kind of looks at him for a moment, notes she doesn't care, and continues with her plan.
Green Aesop: Where Captain Planet goes, one of these is guaranteed to follow.
Happy Ending Override: Years after Captain Planet and the Planeteers ended, Kwame is the only one still on the team, as the others (Wheeler, Linka, Gi, and Ma-Ti) got sick of fighting with each other and left to get "real jobs". And just as in real life, climate change has advanced considerably, without consistent progress toward stopping it or societal consensus on it even happening/mattering, with money being priority number one. In other words, the Eco-Villains have won (though only Looten Plunder and Zarm seem to have benefitted the most). The only thing that's actually stuck is, ironically, public awareness of non-environmental issues such AIDS, gang violence, and recreational drug use, and the only environmental message that stuck is nuclear power, with a huge backlash towards nuclear power plants in recent years (especially following the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster in 2011).
Captain Planet's introduction recreates at least two of the shots from the opening of his home series, from the morphing of different colors and elements, to him flying over water.
During the "Planeteer Alert", Brandon's Expressive Shirt says "I Heart H-B and DIC"- those being the companies that produced the original show (DiC and then Hanna-Barbera in 1993, after Ted Turner had purchased them).
Noodle Incident: Kwame mentions that the fighting that Rad, Enid, ARMS, and Brandon get caught up in remind him of a similar occurrence that caused the original Planeteers to disband.
Stupid Evil: When Blight mentions how the pollution they emit would wipe out all life on Earth, Boxman interjects, saying that it would wipe them out too. Blight doesn't seem to care in the slightest, and Boxman goes along because he thinks it'll give him a shot at wooing her.
Take That!: At one point, Dr. Blight notes that her plan will go off without a hitch because "nobody believes [climate change is] real".
The Vamp: Dr. Blight uses her looks to her advantage when negotiating with Boxman, who's practically putty in her hands.