For the Japanese counterpart to this game, go here.
The Elite Beat Agents are a race of beneficial, symbiotic aliens and the Divas their adopted Successors
Their NiceHats / hair are similar in function to a Green Lantern Power Battery
The Agents are descended from the long-lost "human" branch of the Care Bear Cousins.
Music is Magic
Why the Agents don't actually do anything(copied from the Ouendan WMG because nobody seems to care about that page) The first thing that just bugs people about this series is that the title characters just do their little routine instead of actually helping the target do what they're doing. The obvious explanation is that they're on shifted dimensions or something of the sort. So, why are they on shifted dimensions? Because they're Reapers or Angels. Their mission isn't to help these people— it's to increase their vibe. This also explains why the final mission never features new characters— only the people they've already "helped" have a high enough vibe to see the
Government Bureaucracy prevents the EBA from directly interfering with people's everyday livesThe Agents don't explicitly help these people out because if they do, they'd be showing partiality as a federal operation and would lose funding. How else are you going to pay for those random vehicles and out-of-this-world hairstyles?
Lucy is actually Agent StarrLucy, the heroine from the "You're the Inspiration" mission will grow up to become Agent Starr. Come on, not only did the Agents dance her dad back from the grave, she ended up starting the chant to save them before "Jumpin' Jack Flash"! This also implies that the Elite Beat Agents organization is capable of time travel. Also, the official artwork for "You're the Inspiration" has Agent Starr on it for no other apparent reason.
The plot of ABC is actually a Show Within a Show cartoon.Given all the similarities to that one Tom and Jerry short were Tom tries to save a baby that wandered onto a construction site, and then the Iris Out at the end.
The world of Elite Beat Agents is actually an alternate universe of CrackdownBefore you run away laughing, actually think about it. Both universes have a nigh-omnipotent Director, Agents who have beyond human abilities (Strength and the rest of the Core Skills in Crackdown, and the Agent's various supernatural abilities in EBA), and among other things, a plethora of super advanced forms of transportation, including a "Supercar". Perhaps in the EBA timeline after the defeat of the Invaders, a small sect of their forces managed to survive, and find a way into the Agent's HQ, stealing an early prototype of their timetraveling technology. Armed with said new technology, the remnants went back and somehow altered Commander Kahn's idealogy from one of peace to one of political manipulation, thus forming the Director of the Agency from Crackdown, thus also setting up the Director's blatant suspicion over any loud music blaring from run down areas on Pacific City's major islands.
Agent Chieftan and Agent Derek are related.They frown constantly, have similair face structure and wear nearly identical shades. That's all there is to it, really.
The Elite Beat Divas are expies of the Caramelldansen girls.The leader is blonde, and the other members have brown pigtails and that unusual violet/whitish hair.
The Rhombulans are actually being mind-controlled via their helmets.Note how music is a huge weakness for the Rhombulans, yet in the first part of "Jumpin' Jack Flash," their helmets pop off and they suddenly become immune to the music's effects... Coincidence?
The Elite Beat Agency and the Ouendan are sub-divisions of the same organization.Said organization is a worldwide hidden organization of the We Help the Helpless variety. Each of its divisions has a sort of "turf" where they can help people (so as not to have conflict with other divisions, something the EN apparently missed the memo about), and each one has a different uniform and gimmick to blend into their assigned area. Thus, male cheerleaders in Japan City and Men in Black in... America, apparently. Likely other countries in the world have their own cheer squad helping them out with their problems.
The Elite Beat Agents are the providers of Theme Song Power UpsYou know how the heroes always kick more butt if their theme song kicks in in the background? This is the doing of the Elite Beat Agents! Hence, why the songs don't always fit the scenarios in game (ie "Sk8er Boi" for Jack the taxi driver). The songs aren't related to the incident necessarily, but are the personal theme songs those people have adopted in their lives.
The Elite Beat Agents are Spiral Warriors.Let's see, Hot-Blooded energetic Large Hams helping people overcome their challenges through sheer determination? Where have I seen that one before?
Commander Khan is related to Major MonogramThey're both old guys who run a wacky organization, have alliterative names and have been spotted in bright red Hawaiian shirts at some point in time. And it would be cool.
Agent Derek is related to Midnight Venus.It explains the ridiculous afros. And neither seem to be too fazed by supernatural happenings.
The Elite Beat Agents somehow harnessed a Flux Compacitor.It probably explains how they went back to 15th Century Europe. If the Ouendan Cheer Squads were able to go to Ancient Egypt, the Elite Beat Agents probably have the same technology as them.
Morris and Derek are either the most experienced agents, or the least experienced agents. (Well, out of the males, anyway)It could go either way.