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A cartoon about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Martian mice who ride motorbikes]]. Wandering out in space after fleeing from their near-dead planet, Throttle, Modo and Vinnie are shot up by Plutarkians and crash-land in a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} scoreboard in the middle of a game.

While attempting to find a mechanic to fix Throttle's bike, they find Charley's Last Chance Garage and stop in. They find that she's being bullied by a henchman of the show's BigBad, an alien who calls himself Mr. Limburger, to sign over the property. Mice step in, ass gets kicked, and they all get embroiled to save the planet from the ravening maw of the Plutarkian Empire (which apparently has a practice of strip-mining and carting off everything of value on and in a planet).

''Biker Mice from Mars'' first aired in 1993 and ran for three seasons. The show received a {{Revival}} in 2006; in this SequelSeries, the evil aliens are [[CatsAreMean a felinoid race]], the Catatonians. Both series were created by Creator/RickUngar.

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!!Tropes:

* ActionFigureFileCard: The Creator/{{Galoob}} toys from the original series had these.
* ActionGirl: Charley. Most of the time. On the other hand, Carbine is ''always'' an ActionGirl.
** Carbine has two DamselInDistress moments. Granted only two.
* TheAhnold: The Exterminator (more than a passing reference) and one of the Loogey Brothers.
* AliensAndMonsters: Limburger hires them only every other episode.
** The native fauna of Mars can be pretty monstrous, as well.
* AliensStealCable: Martian mice steal Earth radio (supposedly where they learned English), and Limburger tries to emulate old Earth gangsters.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6AtLiZ1adQ "Gone With the Wind"]] for the opening and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ2ZdUjp1DA "Stay With You Tonight"]] for the ending.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Evidently, both the Plutarkians and the Catatonians.
* AntiVillain: Fred the Mutant is not really evil, he's just in a bad company. Greasepit may also fit.
* ArrowCatch: Vinnie does one, with his ''teeth''.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Grease Pit tries to [[spoiler: justify to a judge why the mice are to be locked up. Various heinous crimes are listed, such as kidnapping the mayor, blowing up a diamond store...and trespassing with malice and forethought on the steel foundry's property. Oh, and they held up a toy store. And resisted arrest.]] Yeah.
* ArtificialLimbs: Modo's right arm.
* AskAStupidQuestion
* AttackPatternAlpha
* {{Badass}}: Well, DUH.
* BadassBiker: Again, DUH.
* BadMoonRising: On Mars, though Phobos (Deimos?) is ''normally'' red.
* BandOfBrothers: A trio of guys who survived a war and being marooned out in space for nobody-knows-how-long without killing each other? Sounds about right.
* BatmanColdOpen
* BeeBeeGun: In "Modo Hangs It Up".
* BerserkButton: All three of them react very, very badly if you threaten their bikes or Charley. But you really, really don't wanna piss off Modo, so please don't call him a rat.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Modo is a good example of this trope.
* {{BFG}}: MOAR GUNS. Vinnie loves his guns. Oh yes.
* BlandNameProduct: One of Limburger's schemes involves polluting Earth's water and then selling it to Plutark as "designer drinking water". He calls it "Limburger's Perilous Mineral Water--[[http://www.perrier.com/ but we only see the "Perri" part of the label]]. It requires a spelling error, but that aside...
** The same episode also gives us Dodge's grille guard in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot.
* BoisterousBruiser: The three mice, though Vinnie's the biggest example.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: "OH TURN THAT CAMERA OFF!"
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: all three of them, but [[FriendToAllChildren Modo]] is the best example.
* ButtMonkey: Fred the Mutant, Dr Karbunkle's test subject, pet, punching bag.
* TheCakeIsALie: "Hard Rock".
* CameraAbuse: Various occasions where Grease Pit's, well, grease splatters the camera.
* TheCastShowoff: The Mice were particularly fond of breaking out into classic rock songs while they were kicking bad-guy butt in the first series, and none of them were really bad singers. Except for Vinnie.
* CatchAndReturn: With a mace.
* CatsAreMean: The Catatonians. [[spoiler:Most of them, anyway.]]
* CasualDangerDialog: A ''lot'' of this.
* UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}: The series' main setting.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Except for one. [[spoiler: Limburger's nephew from episode 47.]]
* CityOfWeirdos: Happens on occasion. In one instance while the titular Mice are fighting a villain in the street, we see a civilian calmly check his watch and wander off as though nothing odd is happening.
* ConjunctionInterruption
* ConveyorBeltOfDoom: With bonus {{Fanservice}} thanks to a glorious camera angle.
* CombatPragmatist: Brie's Number One seems to be this--he went from dispatching goons to almost killing Grease Pit in a matter of moments in his introduction--but [[AnimationAgeGhetto because it's a kids' show]], he doesn't get to, ahem, ''demonstrate'' it.
* ConspicuousCG:In the 2006 series.
* ConspicuouslyLightPatch
* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: Limburger Tower. See RunningGag.
* CoolBike: As we've already said, DUH.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Limburger in the original series. The sequel series includes a recurring villain named [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Ronaldo]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump Rump]] and a parody of Sir Richard Branson.
* CrossCulturalHandshake: The traditional Plutarkian greeting, which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRf-h9v6bAM#t=2m40s has to be seen to be believed]]. (Clip in Finnish)
* DeadpanSnarker: Charley has her own moments, mainly regarding Vinnie, but it's Limburger who delivers this most.
-->'''Greasepit''': "You wanted to see me, boss?"
-->'''Limburger''': "No, but sometimes I have to."
* DesertPunk: Mars at present, though it wasn't always that way--and getting it restored serves as a small subplot.
* DestructiveSaviour: The Biker Mice don't seem to care how much property damage they cause when they fight against bad guys.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: The Pit of Everlasting Doom. Not a {{Bottomless Pit|s}} as you would expect, but just a spike-filled pit, which makes the "everlasting" part a bit out of place.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Napoleon Brie.
* ElvisHasLeftThePlanet: The series got close enough by giving Elvis an alien brother.
* EnemyMine: In the last part of "Back to Mars", Limburger allies with the mice to defeat Brie; on the other end of the spectrum, Karbunkle (''somewhat'' against his will) betrays Limburger to work for Brie. Limburger also makes use of this trope in the same episode in convincing Number One, Brie's [[TheDragon dragon]], that he's taking over his position.
** And ''again'' in Karbunkle's case, who originally worked for Limburger's old boss, Dominic T. Stilton (as shown in "Once Upon a Time, on Mars"), and harbored a blatant dislike for Limburger.
* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The protagonists are Mice that came from the planet Mars who ride motorcycles.
* ExpressiveMask: The Plutarkians' disguises.
** And Vinnie's metal face plate.
* FakingTheDead: Lawrence Limburger did it once.
* FalseReassurance: In one of the episodes featuring Pit Boss, the mice told Lawrence Limburger they'd not destroy Limburger Plaza [[OnceAnEpisode that time]]. A guy Limburger had framed in that episode used his truck to drag the tower to the pit.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Lasers, kapew kapew. No bullets whatsoever.
* FingerlessGloves: The Biker Mice wear them.
* FishPeople: The Plutarkians.
* FlashBack: Throttle is the king of these.
* FlawExploitation: Limburger tries this several times. It almost succeeds, too..
* FriendToAllChildren: Modo.
* GentleGiant: Modo, again.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Modo: "That makes me more than just mad. Now, I'm mad as--" [cut] Limburger: "''Hello'', fellow citizens of Chicago."
** One of the reasons the Finnish dub is so well loved is because of all the crap it managed to get past the radar. In one particularly memorable instance, from the episode "Steal of the Century", Modo calls Limburger's newest investment (a ridiculously destructive fighter plane) a ''dildo'' of all things. Another notable moment comes after the Sand Raiders' boss's attempt at GoGoEnslavement mentioned below; Charley up front calls him a "sex addict" after subduing him.
* GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals: The mice are always good (except for their government and one rat traitor), while the Plutarkians and [[spoiler:most of the]] Catatonians are always evil.
* GoGoEnslavement: Attempted with Charley, in "Back to Mars", but it doesn't go so well.
* GovernmentConspiracy: While initially presented as a straight-up invasion, the Plutarkians' arrival on Mars is later on alleged to be allowed by the Martian government.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress
* HappyRain: [[spoiler: In "Back to Mars".]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Hard Rock had one prior to the series start. Limburger [[IHaveYourWife kidnaps his girlfriend]] to get him to work for him again.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: The mice initially get this treatment on Mars, due to MaliciousSlander.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: The better half of [[spoiler: "Modo Hangs It Up".]]
* HollywoodTactics: {{Subverted}}. At first seems played straight, as both the Freedom Fighters, the Rats, the Plutarkians and the old Martian Army fight by either charging at the enemy or standing and firing, but there are reasons for three of them (the Plutarkians are crappy infantry but have a lot of firepower, so standing covered in their vehicles and bases and firing lasers and artillery is a good choice for them, the Freedom Fighters charges with bikes gives mobility to a force with little manufacturing base fighting an enemy heavily dependant on artillery, and the Rats serve to cover the Plutarkians from the FF), and the one faction that doesn't, the Army, is shown getting its ass kicked ''hard'' until they adopt the Freedom Fighters' tactics.
** {{Averted}} by the Catatonians: they use real world combined arms tactics, and are shown having the advantage in pitched battles while vulnerable to guerilla attacks.
* HopeSproutsEternal: [[spoiler: In "Back to Mars".]]
* HumanoidAnimals: The mice, the rats, the dog-hyena-people Sand Raiders, the Catatonians and the Plutarkians all fit this.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: In "Stalkers".
* HurricaneOfPuns: YES.
-->'''Modo:''' The scissor warehouse?
-->'''Vinnie:''' Time to 'cut' to the chase!
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat
* TheIgor: Fred the Mutant, assistant to Dr. Karbunkle. He means good, but god is he one creepy pain-loving ... something.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Harley to [[spoiler: Stoker]] in "Once Upon a Time, on Mars".
* ILied: When Hard Rock agrees to work for Limburger again if he spares Darla and the Biker Mice. As soon as he leaves, Limburger gives the order to "dispose of them- slowly, and painfully."
-->'''Throttle:''' What? You gave your word!
-->'''Limburger:''' If my word was worth anything, I wouldn't be much of a villain, now would I?
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Frequently.
* IndyPloy
-->'''Throttle:''' [[AttackPatternAlpha Blitz Rescue Seven!]]
-->'''Modo:''' What? I don't remember that one.
-->'''Throttle:''' No surprise there, buddy--I'm makin' this one up as I go.
* InterspeciesRomance: Played down. Its undeniably over the course of the series, Vinnie grows to care for Charley, and not just cause [[MarsNeedsWomen he finds all women attractive]]. Charley however [[InterspeciesFriendship often shuts him down]]. Though she eventually sees past Vinnie's macho-exterior for the sweetheart he is.
** He even accidentally called her "Harley", his old flame on Mars. Charley wasn't upset, and told Vinnie it was the nicest compliment he's ever given her.
* IntimidatingRevenueService: After Charley reported Limburger to them, his tower was seized (i.e. some helicopters ripped it from the floor). Limburger tried to invoke the fact he had power and influence but the agent said UsefulNotes/AlCapone also had them.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hard Rock, who [[spoiler: was one once but doesn't really want to be a minion of the Plutarkians now]]. He even has a cute and sweet LoveInterest to come home to.
** Vinnie, frequently. He shoves his foot into his mouth several times, but he really means well.
* {{Lampshading}}: "You were expecting, maybe, [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles turtles]]?" and "This is stupid macho man stuff, remember?", among many others.
* LargeHam: Many, but Limburger gets the foul-smelling cheese cake.
* LastOfHisKind: The bat-mouse-thing from "Seeds of Victory" that [[spoiler: only lives on Mars and only eats one flower, of which there is only one remaining sample, preserved in Limburger's museum. The mice then proceed to ''feed the last bit of the plant to the bat'', destroying any hope of either species living again]]. [[PlotHole Somebody didn't think that through]].
* LatexPerfection: Limburger's mask. Taken to an extreme when Grease Pit wears Limburger's mask with no appreciable difference between them--aside from the neck down.
** Also, [[spoiler: Mace's disguise in "Once Upon a Time, on Mars".]]
* LeeroyJenkins: All three Biker Mice, but Vinnie's the worst.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: In "The Verminator", Modo has to remove his bionic arm to avoid getting run over by a truck. [[spoiler: He gets a new arm in the end of the episode.]]
* LoveRedeems: Hard Rock.
* LoveTriangle: Stoker, Harley and Vinnie from "Once Upon A Time On Mars".
* MerchandiseDriven: The SNES game. Snickers, anyone?
** Only in the European version. Speaking of snickers, you can keep yours for another game because this one's [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames surprisingly decent]].
*** Don't forget the action figures, the ComicBookAdaptation, etc.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Mace.]]
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Not always, but reused a few times. Evil Eye Weevil, for example.
* {{Mooks}}: Endless hordes of [[BaldOfEvil bald]]-and-ponytailed biker gang mooks.
* MommasBoy: Modo, so very much.
* MrFanservice: In one episode, Modo attends a costume party at Limburger's, dressed in a tuxedo, where he proves to be a huge hit with the women present, who cannot stop swooning over him and even fainting in his presence, especially after he easily takes out an attacking Greasepit and looking suave and smooth while doing so.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Evil Eye Weevil from the 1993's series.
** And the Crusher from the 2006 series
* TheNapoleon: Napoleon Brie in the original series, Hairball in the {{Revival}}.
* NeverSayDie: Typical of 90s cartoons. "Destroy", "demolish", "tear them apart", etc. are substituted, as per standard.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Well, duh.
* NonLethalWarfare: Everything. Lasers pew pew pew. Even the missiles are harmless.
* OhCrap: Has happened quite a few times.
** Happens to Limburger almost every time when his tower is about to get destroyed.
** The Pulverizer gets this when he [[spoiler: hits Throttle's BerserkButton]].
* PreviouslyOn: Done with Fred in "Back to Mars", and in the {{Revival}}.
* PlanetOfHats: All Plutarkians are evil, greedy bastard coated bastards with bastard filling.
* PsychoForHire: Limburger employs several of them to eliminate the Biker Mice. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption It never goes well.]]
* PunnyName: Charley Davidson.
** Also The Big Cheese himself, Limburger.
* RatedMForManly: They ride motorcycles...check. Hardened survivors of a genocidal war carried out against their kind...check. Olympic athlete bodies, perpetually shirtless at least in part, and with superstrength...check. Hard rock intro...check. Their base is located under a baseball stadium and their diet consists of hot dogs and root beer (with the feeling that if the show wasn't for kids they'd drop the root part)...check. It's even sometimes {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the show itself. Who knows how many gay male furries this show and ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' spawned in the '90s...
* RecycledInSpace: The series has a startling resemblance to ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', except the animals featured are from space.
* LaResistance: The mice are from this, and Carbine now leads it. While the mice still had an army, [[WeAREStrugglingTogether the two often clashed]]. It's a wonder they're still together.
* {{Revival}}: In 2006, with new character designs and stuff. [[BrokenBase Reactions were mixed]].
* RoleReprisal: The 2006 revival has most of the actors from the original cartoon reprise their roles. W. Morgan Sheppard even returns to reprise his role as Lawrence Limburger for the few episodes featuring him.
* RuleOfCool: Definitely runs on this, if the innumerable one-liners and explosions weren't a give-away.
* RunningGag: ''LOADS''.
** Almost every one of the named Plutarkians has a cheesy name. Ohohoho. Glorious.
** Dr. Karbunkle has a new title of respect for Limburger every time they speak (Your Supreme Cheesiness, Your Thick-Sliciness, etc)
** Limburger's evil headquarters is demolished once an episode by the Biker Mice. One episode had the protagonists destroy the building at the BEGINNING of the episode, forcing Limburger to rebuild it over the course of the show, only to have it destroyed AGAIN at the end.
** Grease Pit's pay--specifically the lack thereof.
** Grease Pit slipping on his own grease--which happens almost every time we see him.
** Evil Eye Weevil breaking his fragile bones and his henchmen having to fix them.
* SettingAsACharacter: A variation on this trope, though never expanded upon: the bikes are alive, and have feelings. When neglected, they buck their riders and sulk. Lil' Hoss (Modo's bike, the only [[NamedWeapons named bike]] on the show) has the most AI.
* ShoutOut: Lots of nods to popular culture of TheSeventies and TheEighties. Lots and lots of nods.
** In one episode, the mice had to prevent a nuclear explosion. Their manual had a picture of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] running away with lots of donuts.
** The very first episode has a two-for-one deal with the Exterminator: it's a robot looking suspiciously like a biker version of a [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} T-800]] without the flesh cover, and the first thing he says is "[[Series/DoctorWho Exterminate]] them".
** The Mexican Spanish dub does this to almost ProductPlacement levels, since the dub mention many soap operas who were broadcasted in the same network the series was showed at the time of broadcasting.
* StayInTheKitchen: On occasion, the Mice have this attitude towards Charlie. She's never seen as pleased with this, and she's at least as competent as the mice are--partially because they've got egos the size of Mars, and hers is much more realistic. In their defense, it's mainly because they don't want her to get hurt because they desperately need her mechanical skills.
* SuperWindowJump: Epitomized in Grease Pit's lament "Don't these guys ever use ''doors''?"
* SurroundedByIdiots: Limburger's lamenting that "it's so hard to find good help these days". It also serves as a CatchPhrase for him.
* SwissBankAccount: Lord Cammembert hides money in the trope's Plutarkian counterpart.
* TakeThat: In the episode "We Don't Need No Stinkin' City", Limburger orders Karbunkle to send him the stinkiest and nastiest crooks Plutark has to offer (he is referring to the Loogie Brothers). Karbunkle's response is to protest "Not WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs!" To further hit the nail on the head, Limburger also dismisses Karbunkle's assumption by saying that the Smurfs are not suitable for fighting the Biker Mice at all.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: How Limburger brings each PsychoForHire to Earth.
* TelescopingRobot: Each of the three bikes do this. Vinnie's flare-things also expand before being used.
* TemporaryBlindness:
** Two mice get eye injuries. With Modo, it's only one, but Throttle gets both taken out. They are kindly "replaced" (necessary or not) by Dr. Karbunkle, but a malfunction in Throttle's eyes renders him blind. The sunglasses fix that.
** It could be speculated that Modo also had both eyes taken out and had only one replaced, which could explain why it glows when he gets angry.
** That or Karbunkle implanted something into his eye.
** "Once upon a time on Mars" shows that Modo lost both eyes, one of which was replaced with cybernetic implant synched to his new right arm. And Throttle's eyes were damaged in a way that made them hypersensitive to light at very least, forcing him to make new shades which would serve as a filter and, probably, aiming support system.
* TenMinuteRetirement: "Modo Hangs It Up"
* ThemeNaming: Most Plutarkians have cheese-based names (Limburger, Brie); the Catatonians have cat-based names and the Mice are named after either weapons or motorcycle parts/terms.
* TimeTravel: "Biker Knights of the Round Table"
** Don't forget the one with the dinosaurs!
* TooKinkyToTorture: One suspects Fred the Mutant falls into this.
* TotallyRadical: All three Biker Mice (plus the radio station) do this, but Vinnie takes the cake.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The "ice asteroids" from "Back To Mars" are patently weird, but nobody pays it any mind. They are a minor plot point later on. [[spoiler: They bring water back to Mars. Which isn't exactly the problem with the planet, but anyway...]]
* UpgradeArtifact: The bikes get equipment upgrades quite often, courtesy of Charley's WrenchWench-ery, in order to handle episode-specific theme problems.
* VillainTeamUp: Brie and Limburger, to name one of many.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Chicago is the target of alien and monstrous beings sent to rid Limburger of the mice, who are the only thing between him and gobbling everything up. Which makes one wonder how he was stopped ''before'' the mice got there.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Um, the [[spoiler: 8th episode]]. And Vinnie's outfit 90% of the time. Two green belts across your chest in a X shape don't count as a shirt.
** All of them, really. Throttle's vest and Modo's chestplate are constructed seemingly to show off how outrageously muscular they are.
* WallCrawl: With bikes.
* WeaksauceWeakness: For Lil' Hoss: PolkaMusic.
* WeirdTradeUnion: Grease Pit mentions a henchmen's union in an offhand remark. Rat Trap also mentions getting a medical plan--presumably for monsters of the week.
* WithMyHandsTied:
-->'''Throttle:''' Sand raiders? I can take sand raiders with both eyes tied behind my back.
* WrenchWench: Charley, and Harley from "Once Upon a Time on Mars".
* YouAndWhatArmy: When Lawrence Limburger's {{Mooks}} and later Greasepit and Karbunkle went on a strike, he hired someone to train a better team of mooks. Unfortunately, the villain he called decided to overthrow Limburger, who decided to ask the question, and the betrayer showed the new mooks and answered: "YOUR army!"
** Hard Rock poses the same question hen Limburger first tries to pressure him into working again.
-->'''Limburger''': Since you asked... (gestures to his group of mooks, all with weapons at the ready) ''this'' army.
-->'''Hard Rock''': Oh. I see your point.
* YouCanRunButYouCantHide
* YouDirtyRat: Smacked with this several times.
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