"On every planet in the galaxy you'll find the Flux, a powerful, magical energy. Here on Akillian we call it the Breath. The Flux is so strong that it had to be banned, except in Galactik Football, the most spectacular sport in the universe. But fifteen years ago a mysterious explosion rocked Akillian, swept the Breath away and destroyed our chances in the Galactik Football Cup. Fifteen years without a decent team and nothing but snow and ice. Now, hope lives again. Young, new players to revive the Breath of Akillian. Our fate is in their hands.
— Aarch, opening credits
Galactik (sic) Football, is a French produced animated series that mixes conventional 2D animation with 3D motion-capture. Think The Mighty Ducks in space, but not THAT The Mighty Ducks in space.The story centres around a group of misfit teenagers recruited by veteran footballer Aarch, to play in the Galactik Football Cup. His new team, The Snow Kids, must face off against a host of magically endowed alien teams and more teen angst then you can shake a stick at if they are to have any hope of advancing in the competition.Notable because while the team is often surrounded by intergalactic conspiracy, corporate evil and the occasional off-screen genocide, the the Snow Kids are usually mostly unaware of the grand space opera brewing around them and are more concerned with team squabbles and perfecting their dribbling then they are with the evil conspiracy out to get them.A third season premiered in Summer 2010.
This Show Contains Examples Of:
The Ace: Warren and the Lightnings were this at the beginning of the series. Then season 2 gives us Luur, who is so good that he can go up against all the Snow Kids on his own and score a goal without breaking a sweat. The Snow Kids themselves are rapidly becoming this, seeing as they've won the Galactik Football Cup an unprecedented three times in a row.
Body Double: This was how The Cyclops team tries to cheat in season 1. Since all members of their species look the same, they simply switched out the tired old players with new players during halftime.
Broken Aesop: Veteran player Warren stresses to Rocket that the Snow Kids have to win as a team... shortly before pulling off a performance that's like that Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs is in a game of baseball and playing all the positions.
Informed Ability: Mei's skills as a defender in the first season. She has less defensive presence than Tia. And despite this, we are supposed to think Micro-Ice is the weakest link on the team? Not buying that.
Law of Alien Names: Subverted. The aliens tend to have names like Warren and Nealy while the human characters are called Micro Ice, Aarch and D'Jok.
Lethal Chef: Though he doesn't make it himself, Micro Ice's soft drink range in season 3 is mentioned to be very bad tasting.
Limited Wardrobe: Partially averted with the Snow Kids, who tend to wear the same clothes day to day, but also are seen throughout the series in a wide arrange of other outfits. Played straight with almost everyone else, most glaringly with Aarch who wears his coat in the Akillian Blizzard and the tropical Wambas planet, Norata, who wears his gardener's gloves EVERYWHERE, and Warren, who is never seen without his trademark suit.
Finally averted in season 3 where the adults who make it to Paradisia get a costume change to account for the warmer weather.
Model Couple: Season 2 shows D'Jok and Mei are being marketed off as one. Season 3 does the same with Mei and Sinedd.
Most Definitely Not a Villain: Bleylock from the past fits this pretty handily "Don't worry, we definetely won't use this potential weapon of mass destruction for military purposes..."
Mundane Utility: Flux gives super-strength, super-speed, super-agility, teleportation, hypnosis and possibly flight but is used only to play Soccer. A Jedi Council is in place to rigidly enforce this rule.)
Somewhat lampshaded, since in the backstory, Flux was used to fight savage wars, so the restrictions are seen as necessary.
My God, What Have I Done??: Rocket says this almost word for word in the season 2 episode "The Fallen Star", after realizing his Netherball opponent is actually Tia.( he thought he was playing against various previous opponents)
Mei using the Smog could be considered one from her expression. Her joining the Shadows deflates that idea.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In season 3, just as Clamp is putting the finishing touches on the Anti Multi-Flux, Sydney and Harvey drop a can of Mice Delight in it.
No OSHA Compliance: The gardens in Genesis stadium, as shown when Tia nearly falls to her death there. The Genesis stadium pitch is a minor example, since if the glass field breaks there is nothing to stop the players from plummeting to their doom, as shown in the season 2 finale.
Nonhumans Lack Attributes: Warren is designed to look like down to the suit he wears for public appearances. However his appearance differs from Dr. Manhattan in regards to one large attribute.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Sonny, the most wanted man in the galaxy keeps high tech robots from seeing him with nothing more than a hood and a pair of goggles, the best thing is, he still wears the same clothes he wears on the wanted ads in tv
Remember the New Guy: Apparently everyone knew Mark before he joined the team and at one point he was set to replace Micro-Ice.
Crosses over into Ass Pull. Supposedly, he was up for consideration when Micro-Ice had left with the pirates, but if that was the case, Aarch would have had him play instead of using a clone, as the clones at that point could have been beaten by a crippled 5-year old. They should just have had him be a friend of the players that had been away during the last cup.
Space Pirates: The heroic kind, though Corso is the only one who says 'Aarrgh!'
Stage Mom: Mei's mother becomes this is season 1, as she is the one who drags Mei to the team tryouts then pushes her into a bunch of commercials to capitalize on her new found fame. She gets better once Mei grows a backbone and gives her a piece of her mind.
Star-Crossed Lovers: A minor example with Aarch and Addim, who can't be together due to their respective positions in the league. This is solved once Aarch steps down from his coaching position to be with her.