Western Animation / Bob Morane

Bob Morane is an adventurer who first appeared in a 1953 novel. Since then he appeared in about 200 novels, 80 graphic novels and a 1998 animated TV series.

The 1998 series provides examples of:

  • Body Backup Drive: One of the major villains dies over and over. And returns every time.
  • Code Name: In one episode, code names Eagle and Bear are used for Bob and Bill.
  • Cool Car: Bob's Jaguar E-Type convertible seen in several episodes.
  • Evil Duo: Smog's top agents, cool-headed Miss Ylang-Ylang and bloodthirsty Orgonetz.
  • Side Kick: Morane is quite often in company of William "Bill" Ballantine, a former airplane mechanic and companion from World War II.
  • Skyward Scream: Orgonetz tends to do this when Bob outsmarts him.
  • The Starscream: Orgonetz clearly doesn't enjoy taking orders from Miss Ylang-Ylang.
  • Weaponized Car: In the first episode, Ming tries to escape Bob Morane with a car full of weapons.