A 2012 Live Action show on Cartoon Network. The pilot movie aired in November 2011 and follows the adventures of a group of gamers who call themselves "Never Fail" and cooperate well together on a MMORPG called Conqueror Of All Worlds. However, they are unaware that they go to the same school, where they hate each others' guts. During a usual gaming session, the three unwittingly open a portal in the game to their world which is exactly the opportunity that the game's main villain, Maldark, was waiting for. He starts sending his minions to take over the real world. But Never Fail also find that if the monsters can become real, so can their weapons. Thus they take it upon themselves to put aside their hatred for each other, stop the monsters, and prevent Maldark from getting through.The latest effort for a live action series from Cartoon Network, it was made with the consultant help from Jagex (best known for the MMORPG RuneScape) and Rooster Teeth (of Red vs. Blue fame).Has been renewed for a second season, making it the first live action series to go beyond one season on the network, but then it was cancelled in 2013, before the second season could air.
Big Brother Instinct: The members of Never Fail towards Angie. For example, in "Leroy", the group lets it go when Leroy trashes Double Dash Dan, they aren't too angry when he gets Wyatt sent to detention,and they even let it slide when he deliberately screws them up in the game, but when he stands Angie up for a date, they're royally pissed off.
Deadpan Snarker: Angie gets some pretty good moments, especially where Dante is concerned.
Defictionalization: There is a real version of Conqueror of All Worlds on the Cartoon Network website.
Disproportionate Retribution: Leroy may have been a major Jerkass, but he didn't deserve to be attacked by a giant troll. In Never Fail's defense, that was an accident: The troll was supposed to attack his character in the game, not come out into the real world and find him.
Eccentric Townsfolk: There are some oddball students at this high school, from the sensitive bully to the piercing enthusiast who kept her braces on as a body modification after she didn't need them any more. The aptly-named Weird Carl is actually one of the more normal ones.
Eek, a Mouse!!: Lyle can face trolls, in the real world, but can't handle mice.
The Face: In the game world Never Fail lets Wyatt do all the talking with other players because he's The Charmer. In the real world, however, he's Adorkable and Lyle's the one with school-wide friends.
The Leader: Wyatt. In "Acid Spitting Mini-dragons" Lyle and Dante frankly admit they can't have a successfull raid without his leadership.
The Lancer: Lyle. Who better than a popular jock to contrast the adorkable nerd? Or fill in when he can't lead?
The Smart Guy: Max, the supergenius who created the game. Never Fail goes to him when they have a tech problem.
The Big Guy: Dante the aggressive guy with the club. He's also Never Fail's tank in the game world.
The Chick: Angie. The sole girl of the group and, as the non-gamer, sees herself as the voice of reason.
For Science!: Consider this quote from Max "If it bleeds code, it's a leak. If it bleeds blood, it'll be a crying shame, but at least the mystery will be solved." This is presumably the reason for his experiments too.
Hen Pecked Husband: Bob the Barbarian is very much afraid of having to go back into the game to his wife.
Insufferable Genius: Max and Wyatt both indulge in this. The former makes sure everyone knows they are less intelligent than him and Wyatt loves rubbing his face in the fact that he, himself, is smarter than everyone.
It Only Works Once: The final weapon Never Fail has to use to defeat Maldark in the movie.
Monsters of the Week: Leaks, various monsters, warriors, and other things that have come out of the internet. Occasionally, a Leak will be spawned from something else on the internet, but mostly they're from the Conqueror of All Worlds video game.
No Sell: Bob the Barbarian catches a Mini-Sun blast from Wyatt's Blast-A-Ton and eats it.
The Other Darrin: The actor playing Max has changed between the movie and the series. Also it seems the character has also been changed into more of a slacker type rather than paranoid.
It also seems Dante's mom changed from the movie to the series, the actress playing her in the movie was older with shorter hair, in the series the actress is younger with longer hair.
Wyatt's brother was a skinny little 11 (presumed) year old in the movie, but he has since changed actors and became a 13 year old pudgy kid.
Out of Order: The episodes were shown out of order. The production code for the first premiered episode (not including the movie) shows it was made 6th. They try to stop some confusion with a recap opening but suddenly the Clan now have an HQ and it's treated as normal.
Pilot Movie: The Big Damn Movie received promotion a month in advance of airing, even getting YouTube spotlights on promoted videos. In other words, you can bet your ass this was another series in the making.
Portal Network: A worm eat parts of reality to create one these. It linked the HQ to Angie's house, the school and other places. Too bad using it using too often in a small amount of time can cause bad things to happen in the real world!
Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Averted. Lyle outlines the prank against Leroy just before he does it: Find a trash troll, teleport it on Leroy, and have it steal his gear. That's exactly what happens: they find a trash troll, teleport it on Leroy, and it steals all his gear; in real life.
Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Wyatt finds talking to girls and dealing with school bullies a lot harder than busting leaks. Lyle is more worried about his football record and social calendar than a leak attacking him.