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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Chuck, Kimo, Tabe, Reed, Too Much and Pepper.]]

->''"Chuck Norris! Chuck Norris, man of action! Chuck Norris stars in '''Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos'''! Chuck Norris! He's got nerves of steel and strength to match..."''
-->--From the opening narration (see also DrinkingGame in the YMMV tab)

''Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos'' was an animated 5 episode mini-series that ran in 1986 and produced by Creator/RubySpears. It starred Creator/ChuckNorris as Creator/ChuckNorris, a government agent who works with a team of operatives which consist of Pepper, a female GadgeteerGenius; Reed Smith, Chuck's [[TheApprentice apprentice]] and Pepper's brother; a TagalongKid named Too Much; Kimo, [[McNinja a samurai]]; and Tabe, a sumo champion and TheBigGuy. They fight the evil forces of VULTURE led by The Claw and Super Ninja.

The series was [[http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Chuck-Norris-Karate-Kommandos-The-Complete-Series/15197 released on DVD]] in April 2011.

* {{Acrofatic}}: Tabe is a BigEater, and it shows, but he's a BoisterousBruiser who's as tough as any of the other Kommandos.
** MeaningfulName[=/=]BilingualBonus: Appropriately enough, "Tabe" means "to eat" in Japanese.
* AdaptationDyeJob: The comic books based on the show depicted Chuck as a blonde.
%%* TheApprentice: Reed Smith.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: It ''is'' an 80's cartoon, after all...
* ArtificialLimbs: The Claw's metal pincer.
* AscendedMeme: The "This is an emergency... '''I'M CHUCK NORRIS.'''" was actually an edited out-of-context bit from a Website/YouTube "Best Of" video. Years later, Creator/WarnerBros would use that exact same edit in their trailer for the DVD...
* AsHimself[=/=]InkSuitActor: Yes, Chuck voiced himself in the cartoon. He's also featured in the live action segments.
* BadassMustache: Several characters have one, Chuck being the most notable.
* BaldOfEvil: The Claw is bald, and he's the series' BigBad.
* BrainyBrunette: Pepper is a GadgeteerGenius with brown hair.
* CaptainErsatz: Too Much is very similar to Short Round from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
* CatchPhrase: Too Much's catch phrase is ''his own nickname''.
* ComicBookAdaptation: By Creator/SteveDitko.
%%* ConservationOfNinjitsu
* CoolBike: The Kommandos' Samurai Cycle and the evil Ninjas' Ninja Banzai Cycle.
** Also, "That's my bike!" "This is an emergency... '''I'M CHUCK NORRIS.'''"
* CoolCar: The Kommandos' Karate Corvette.
* CoolPlane: The Kommandos' helicopter, the--wait for it--[[{{Pun}} Karate Chopper]].
* TheDragon: Super Ninja, the Claw's second-in-command. He leads the Claw's army of evil ninjas, although he espends most of his time obsessed with defeating Norris.
* EpisodeTitleCard: As with most Ruby-Spears productions.
%%* EverybodyLaughsEnding
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: "Island of the Walking Dead" has the characters visiting an island ruled by a voodoo doctor and his zombies. Naturally, only Chuck can fight them.
* EvilAlbino: A spy working with the Claw in "Terror Train". Chuck defeats him by shining a flashlight in his eyes.
%%* {{Expy}}: Super Ninja for Cobra Commander.
* TheHeavy: Super Ninja. While The Claw is the main villain, he's more of a schemer. Thus Super Ninja is present to give both give a more physically dangerous enemy for Chuck to fight and to act as a more fitting ArchEnemy of sorts.
* HeroicDolphin: Dolphins help to catch Devilfish, Claw's PsychoForHire in "Deadly Dolphin".
* HeroStoleMyBike: ''"Sorry kids, this is an emergency. I'm Chuck Norris!"''
* MasterOfDisguise: The assassin who hunts Chuck in "Target: Chuck Norris" is ''supposed'' to be one of these--but see PaperThinDisguise below.
* McNinja: Super Ninja and the ninja army led by Claw.
* MerchandiseDriven: The series was accompanied by an action figure line from Creator/{{Kenner}}.
* MightyWhitey: The series is all about Japanese martial arts, but the white Chuck Norris is TheHero.
%%* MookLieutenant
* NameDrop: The infamous OpeningNarration makes damn sure you know who the star is.
-->'''Narrator:''' Chuck Norris is, Chuck Norris in, ''[[RuleOfThree Chuck Norris]]: Karate Kommandos''.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The villain in "Menace from Space" employs alligators alongside his mooks.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Too Much, whose real name is never revealed.
* OverlyLongGag: In one episode, Too Much gets kidnapped by one of the Claw's henchmen, resulting in a chase scene that goes on for three and a half minutes. They start on a boat, get on jetskis, switch to a car chase (the origin of the "This is an emergency! I'm Chuck Norris" line), and then Chuck jumps off of his stolen motorcycle to board a plane the henchman had hijacked. You'd think it'd be over after this, but ohhhh no. The henchman steals a truck with an attached parachute and drives out of the plane, prompting Chuck to jump after them. Finally, the henchman puts on a personal parachute, grabs the kid, and cuts the truck's parachute, prompting Norris to just grab the henchman, untie Too Much with one hand, and then interrogate the guy. {{Lampshaded}} towards the end with the henchman and Chuck saying "I don't believe this guy!" and "HereWeGoAgain!", respectively. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZHBHqe6qhs here.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: A MasterOfDisguise assassin/MookLieutenant Imposter hired by the Claw in "Target - Chuck Norris" sports several of these and Chuck sees through them every time after their first meeting. [[EpicFail He doesn't even attempt to conceal his face or distinct accent]]!
%%* PornStache: Chuck.
* PsychoForHire: The Claw employs several of them to eliminate Norris. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption It never goes well]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Pepper is the only regular female character, and even she doesn't get much to do.
%%* {{Sssssnaketalk}}
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Tabe probably doesn't even own a shirt. Chuck spends a lot of time shirtless as well.
* WaveMotionGun: The Claw's forces hijack a space shuttle so they can use one to threaten Earth in "Menace from Space".
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Devilfish, the special guest villainess of "Deadly Dolphin".
* XtremeKoolLetterz: No, kids, "Kommandos" doesn't actually start with a K.