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Series: Mighty Med
Mighty Med is a 2013 Disney XD comedy show about two kids, Kaz (Bradley Steven Perry) and Oliver (Jake Short), that discover a secret hospital, where the superheroes they've read about in comics for years are treated, and they get jobs there, as their years of comic experience makes them Genre Savvy about the ailments the heroes face.

Tropes in Mighty Med:

  • The Ageless: Apparently Horace hasn't aged since 1953.
  • Aerith and Bob: The most popular girls' name on Skylar's planet is "Ayiee-Eeki-Eeki-Waa". The second most: "Emily".
  • An Aesop: "Two Writers Make a Wrong" has one about everyday heroes (policemen, firefighters, etc.).
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Kaz and Oliver make great doctors due to the fact they're comic book geeks and know how most of the heroes' powers work.
  • All Myths Are True: Kaz and Oliver learn that Superheroes, and everything they thought was a myth, is all real.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Skylar. Her actress Paris Berelc is of French Canadian, European, and Filipino descent.
  • Afraid of Needles: Oliver, which is not helped when he's told he has to take a vaccine to avoid a super virus. Not helped when he sees what Mighty Med uses for a needle..
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Skylar faced a villain who neutralized her powers, destroyed her ride and stole her clothes (Leaving her in just her underwear.)
    • Clyde and Wallace's plan is to find Mighty Med, destroy it, get their revenge on Horace Diaz and finally to go to France and eat croissants.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • Double Subverted in Alan's Reign of Terror. Wallace and Clyde are upset over Kaz beating their high score in a game, and since he and Oliver and Jordan lost a bet with them, they cannot return to the Domain. However, Wallace and Clyde decide that they have to allow Kaz and Oliver to keep visiting, or they won't learn the location of Mighty Med.
    • The Annihilator tampered with Skyler's powers and now he's free and has Skylar under his control.
  • Berserk Button: Don't talk smack about Skylar's hero identity losing her powers in front of her, or you'll soon be sorry.
  • Big Bad: Wallace and Clyde (AKA Catastrophe), whose sole aim is to find Mighty Med. However, at the moment, Alan is the closest to being the Big Bad, for he made it his goal to get Kaz and Oliver fired.
    • With Catastrophe defeated, the Annihilator now has this role, especially since he tampered with Skylar's powers, and now has Skylar as his Dragon.
  • Brought Down to Badass/Brought Down to Normal: Skylar may not have her powers anymore, but she is by no means helpless. The only abilities Skylar has left are exceptional reflexes and agility in combat.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Well there's Tecton drinking a cup of sugar-free lava (not java, LAVA). oh and then there's the food Alan eats.
  • Blessed with Suck: One of the staff at Mighty Med (Benny)'s super power is running at superspeed backwards and throwing things REALLY slow.
  • Comically Missing the Point
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Cyborg: Megahertz.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Skylar Storm losing all her powers.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Alan in the first episode, in a bid to get rid of Kaz and Oliver, reports of their blunder with Tecton to the superhero news in the hopes to discredit them. As his uncle points out however, this exposed where the superhero was hiding to his arch-villain, Megahertz, who promptly attacks Mighty Med not seconds after the report gets out. It's a good thing Kaz and Oliver had managed to heal Tecton before then or things would've went much worse.
  • Dirty Coward: Alan.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Horace's idea of punishment for stealing office supplies is to cube them!
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: Played with, Doctor Horace Diaz told Kaz not to open the forbidden door holding Brain matter when in truth it was a freezer cause he knew if he said don't open the freezer Kaz will open it. (It still happened anyway, due to different circumstance of course.)
  • Enemy Mine: Alan with Kaz and Oliver in Lockdown.
  • Exact Words: In "Mighty Mad", Gus is told to write "I will not start fights." one hundred times. He ends up writing "I will not start fights one hundred times.".
  • Expy: Alan appears to be a subtle expy of Lanny, who is a Butt Monkey who wants nothing more than to dispose of the heroes. Unlike Lanny, he does not hide his hatred towards the main protagonists.
  • Evil Nephew: Alan, sort of.
    • Although If we're to believe Doctor Horace, Alan's behavior is because he's angry at his ignorant father.
  • Eye Scream: Experion literally remove his eyeball to give to Kaz and Oliver, then it grew back.
  • Fantastic Slur: Although the Super Community consider normal people as "Normos", Alan uses it rather pejoratively.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble: Oliver's the Idealist, Kaz's the Cynic, Skylar's the Realist and Alan's the Ambivalent.
  • Freudian Excuse: Alan has a father who is mostly never there for him. It's later revealed this is because his father is the under cover superhero Optimo, who must pretend to be a normal person to keep his son safe from his archnemisis Razor Claw.
  • From Bad to Worse: Skylar was in danger of perishing, Experion and Megahertz attacked Mighty Med, and Catastrophe returned. All those things were solved, and Skylar got her powers back, but now the Annihilator is free and now a superpowered-Skylar has became brainwashed.
  • Gamer Chick: Jordan.
  • Genre Savvy: Kaz and Oliver. However, they are Wrong Genre Savvy when it comes to understanding what characterizes a villain.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: "Saving The People Who Save People" gets away with Doctor Horace's mug reading "World's Sexiest Chief of Staff and Vice Chancellor of Medical Administration". He even says it out loud. It's surprising that they could do that in a show straight out rated TV-Y7 like all of Disney XD's other shows.
    • It's also a real mouthful!
      • When Oliver show jealousy to Skylar's friend. she ask why he doesn't like him saying it as weird as not liking diarrhea (And after getting really weirded out look she had to explain that on her planet diarrhea is the word for candy.)
  • The Ghost: So far The Annihilator, until the Season 1 Finale.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: In the Season 1 finale, Alan takes the Dyad of Nebulon and reverts Catastrophe back into Wallace and Clyde. Wallace and Clyde act as the Bad Angels, telling Alan that he will get everything he always desired by combining the Dyad. Horace acts as the Good Angel, telling Alan to destroy the Dyad.
  • Hammer and Sickle Removed for Your Protection: Downplayed in Atomic Blast From The Past. Kaz and Oliver time travel to what's surely the Cold War Era, but references to Soviets and Communists were merely subtle or implied. The Boys find an atomic battery to save Captain Atomic in their time period, but the Captain Atomic of the past suspected them of being spies for "the enemy country", a placeholder used for the Soviet Union. There's also a villain called "Red Scare", who is vaguely a communist villain.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Heroes and villains hide themselves so well in society people don't realize that they exist (It helps that people are too focused on their phones to notice some of them). The only reason the two main characters found Mighty Med is because they had followed one hero to a broom closest in the hospital where Mighty Med is hidden.
  • Hulking Out: Brain Matter suffer this in his first appearance.
  • Humanoid Alien: Skylar and Experion are genetically engineered beings from the planet Caldera, and happen to look like humans. What makes them alien is their ability to regenerate lost limbs and organs.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Jordan Got angry with the guys for not helping out with the project but in later eps we seen her not liking to help others.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In the pilot, Tecton comes in impaled in the chest with a stop sign.
  • Interspecies Romance: Oliver with Skylar, who is a Calderan. It appears to be one sided though.
  • Jerkass: Alan. It should be noted that he told the media about what Kaz and Oliver did to Tecton, which lead to Megahertz attacking Mighty Med.
  • Killer Yo-Yo: Captain Atomic's weapon of choice, given to him by his girlfriend. It saved his life when it blocked a radioactive bullet during World War Two, and was later made atomically powered when he was. It proves to be quite the Swiss army knife of weapons.
  • Lampshade Hanging: A portion of this shows humor derives from them hanging lampshades on things that don't make sense, such as characters asking why the power to stop time affects everybody but them and the villain, or why Oliver's clothes changed size when he got older and younger respectively.
  • The Masquerade: The majority of the world is unaware of the existence of superheroes and super villains.
  • Mind over Matter: Alan Diaz has the power of telekinesis.
  • Mistaken Identity: The guy Kaz thought was Doctor Wrath was actually a secret agent hunting the guy down.
  • Muggles Do It Better: People without powers are called "normos" by the super community (with guys like Alan looking down on them.) Kaz and Oliver, who are normal, work as the hospital's two best doctors.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Citadel's skin makes it impossible to get hurt at least on the outside, however once can still attack him from the inside
  • Noodle Incident: Jordan didn't talk to her twin sister due to the fact she thought she ate her cupcake (Kaz later revealed it was him).
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: The Great Defender is this; on Earth he is a great and powerful, not to mention highly respected huge superhero, however on his own planet he is constantly picked on for being smallest person there.
    • Kaz and Oliver themselves are a play on this - their specialness at Mighty Med is because they are normal (and their Genre Savviness when it comes to superheroes).
  • Not So Harmless Punishment: Skylar reveals that the punishment on her planet for being late is to stand in the corner. She then reveals that in her language, "corner" means oven.
  • The Pen Is Mightier: A rather interesting variant in the poorly pun title The Pen Is Mighty Med-ier Than the Sword
  • Picture-Perfect Presentation: the opening credits show the protagonists going from live action to comic book style artwork. The scene transitions do the same.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Being fresh out of the fifties, Captain Atomic finds the idea of female doctors hilarious (Played for Laughs).
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Deconstructed in one ep where Oliver's age gets messed up, and he nearly ages to death because of it.
  • Power Armor: Titanio wears this, its revealed he built it himself.
  • Red Scare: In Atomic Blast From The Past, this was greatly in effect when Kaz and Oliver time traveled to the 50s. Captain Atomic suspected them of being spies when he caught them trying to take an atomic battery to save his future self. There's even a super villain whom Captain Atomic takes out fittingly named "Red Scare". The way Horace wants to deal with said villain and Kaz and Oliver (i.e. De-arming them) is surely a Take That to the attitudes towards those suspected of being communists during that era. However, no reference to the Soviet Union was made, as Kaz and Oliver were suspected of being spies for "the enemy country", which was used as a place holder for the Soviets.
  • Reset Button: Used in the ending of Season 2's premiere. By EVIL SKYLAR! Allowing her to attempt to STEALTHILY take over Mighty Med.
  • Revenge: The Annihilator worries about this trope since if there's a chance Skylar ever get the chance to get her power, she will come after him. so he recruits Skylar's former friend Experion and sent him to Mighty Med too kidnap her and bring her to him so he could kill her himself.
  • Running Gag: Horace's love for bridges.
    • Becomes a Brick Joke in the Season 1 finale, when Horace is heavily injured by Catastrophe.
    • Clyde's villainous declaration, every time he thinks he has a shot at becoming powerful again.
    Clyde: I can't wait to destroy them all. Except [hero]. I like his [accessory]. Him I'll just torture.
  • The Reptilians: The Reptile doctor.
  • The Load: Kaz, ESPECIALLY in the first episode.
  • Science Hero: Brain Matter was one of these, possessing super intelligence, however he tried to give himself further powers and it ended up going horribly wrong.
  • Self-Deprecation}: Whenever Clyde seems to be talking bad about Wallace its reveal he is actually talking about himself.
    Clyde: I'm So dumb sometimes.
  • Shock and Awe: Megahertz.
  • Smug Super: Pretty much all of the superheroes have shades of this (even Skylar, who occasionally borders on outright vanity) while there all benevolent and not particularly outwardly arrogant, they never the less do know how powerful and successful they are and are not always above boasting. Comes back to bite them however in "Fantasy League for Heroes" where Kaz sets up a superhero version of Fantasy Football, and starts ranking them, they end up (with a bit of prompting, and a few lies from Kaz to increase their competiveness) becoming more focused on being ranked the highest than actually saving people, leading to them all trying to prevent he same disaster to get the points, meaning that there were no heroes around to prevent the next disaster.
    • The only one who fits this near completely straight is Alan, and he's closer to Small Name, Big Ego, as he's considered quite weak in superhero terms, has accomplished near nothing and thinks he's better than everyone else.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike
  • Split at Birth: A rather interesting variant. Wallace and Clyde were once one supervillain known as Catastrophe, but Horace Diaz split said supervillain into two pathetic beings (Aka Wallace and Clyde). The only thing that can make them whole is combining a amulet (With one half in the possession of Horace).
  • The Heroine: Skylar Storm
  • The Corrupter: The Annihilator is this in the brainwash category. Wallace and Clyde try to pull this with Alan but failed
  • Those Two Guys
    • Those Two Bad Guys: Wallace and Clyde are both workers at The Domain comic book store and they are secretly villains that want to get rid of the superheroes in Mighty Med. Turns out they were once the villain Catastrophe.
  • Threatening Shark: Horace is revealed to have a pet one in "Are You Afraid of the Shark" it becomes much more threatening after Oliver accidentally causes it to mutate into a man-shark hybrid which starts trying to eat the staff at Mighty Med.
  • Uterine Replicator
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Apparently Alan gained his grandfather's animal shapeshifting ability, doesn't mean he can completely control it however.
    • Don't even get us started with what happens when he eat normo food.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Tecton has a meteorite in his chest that heals himself, but if it's exposed to Gargulon gas or when Gargulon gas is formed when delta radiation reacts to something made of gold, Tecton's ability to heal is interfered.
    • Skylar becomes incapacitated when exposed to coal. She also can't see in the dark (but luckily that one easy to fixed thanks to night vision goggles.)
  • We Will Not Use Photoshop in the Future: Kaz tries to help Oliver get fired from being Tecton's assistant. However not only does Tecton see through this (Seeing though as Kaz being jealous) he does not believe that it was Megahertz who was calling saying he really does have Oliver.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: If Skylar doesn't get her powers back after a year, her arms will explode off and in a few days, she will perish.

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