Hero: 108 is an animated television series on Cartoon Network and the Cartoon Network international cable network, and Kabillion OnDemand channel in the United States. The series was created by Phoenix Tarng of Gamania, co-produced by Gamania, Cartoon Network, and Taffy Entertainment.The story is about humans and animals battling for peace in the Hidden Kingdom. The main characters, First Squad, are led by an organization called Big Green trying to mend fences between human society and the various animal kingdoms. The story was inspired by the 14th century Chinese novel, Water Margin, although in the style of a children's show.This series has a character sheet.
The girl part is in question, since at least one Yaksha was a guy. It's creepy how no one seems to care that the guy got turned into one.
The spell seems to be partly voluntary. In "Peacock Castle", several people became Yakshas at once. When Sonia's looks were messed up, they all returned to normal, but Sonia's own Yaksha remained to comfort her.
"We don't steal useless things!" "Yes, we only steal useful things!"
Distressed Dude: Ape Trully's key role. To the point that even the characters know it; one episode has Ray complaining about how bored he is waiting for Ape Trully to get in trouble so they have to save him again.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: In one episode High Roller invents Darth Vader-esque helmet armor for his new chameleon army before putting them on parade to view his speech (or tries to, anyway). Not only is Queen Chameleon's helmet so big that the cannon on top makes it look like a spiked pickelhaube, but the enormous logo on the side is painted in a style that makes it look like a deformed (and six-armed) swastika.
Drop the Hammer: Deer King is skilled with a hammer, but mainly he uses it to get his subjects' horns vibrating.
Enemy Mine: A few with Big Green and High Roller against Twin Masters.
One is with First Squad and Bearstomp against the Minotaur.
High Roller can combine with Bear King normally, gaining the ability to use Bear King's body as his own, and it's surprisingly effective, letting him single-handedly beat the stuffing out of all of First Squad with relative ease.
The tablets of Qi-Gong when broken allow the user to combine anyone into any composite they want. The end result will resemble a wooden puppet with a spinning head to switch between faces.
King Mook: The animal kings that serve High Roller.
Knight of Cerebus: Unlike High Roller, Twin Masters are not treated as comical villains.
Lampshade Hanging: ApeTrully gets captured by every animal faction he tries to make friends with. One episode even begins with Mighty Ray saying he's bored waiting around for ApeTrully to call them to save him.
Law of Chromatic Superiority: The animal leaders (examples: Elephant King is red, Deer King is red, Crocodile King is green, Snake King is blue, Bear King is brown, Eagle/Bald Eagle/Ostrich King has white chest feathers)
Leitmotif: Disco music is played whenever turtles are moving.
Serious Business: Almost all the challenges are this, the most eponymous example being when they managed to recruit Jumpy Ghostface after defeating him in Jump Rope Battle
The So-Called Coward: Sammo, supposedly so cowardly that the other whales shun him, swims right into danger when the heroes ask him to transport them. He never even flinches.
Space Whale Aesop: Many times. High Roller could be considered one himself. Read nothing but comics and eat only candy and you will turn into an evil emperor. Be nice to butterflies and they will save you from magic zebras.
Spider Tank: The Arachno Tanks; they're even shaped like the Calabash tanks. Their cannonballs are balls of web and they have greater maneuverability with feet instead of treads.
Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Lin Chung is the strongest, smartest, and most creative member of Big Green. A majority of difficult obstacles are only overcome due to Lin Chung's expertise, and most episodes would not reach a conclusion if not for his skillful and/or creative solutions. In fact, most animal challenges are won solely by Lin Chung, by his direct intervention, or thanks to his advice. Often, the other members of First Squad aren't even needed once Lin Chung discovers how to achieve victory. It's no wonder that First Squad's de facto leader, Mr. No Hands, simply stays home most of the time. This would all be fine if Lin Chung was actually clearly defined as The Hero of the series, rather than focusing on the concept of there being a team of heroes.
Strictly Formula: ApeTrully goes to animal's castle to offer a golden present, he gets captured and calls First Squad. First Squad beats up the animals, animals refuse to surrender unless First Squad beats them in some random competition.
Suddenly Voiced: Camel King, Golden Eye Husky and a few other animal kings; justified since Parrot King is now teaching English.
Super Speed: The cheetahs naturally but also surprisingly the Sloth, for their heavy coats serve as weighted training.
Talking Animals: Justified. The Parrots learned to speak from the humans and as such, taught various other animals to speak the human language as well, when we first see a lot of the animal rulers they can only speak in animal, but since the Parrot King was recruited a lot of the previous recruits have learned to speak human, such as Jumpy Ghostface or Golden Eye Husky.
The Dog Bites Back: The Zebra brothers seem more willing to strike back at High Roller, since season 2.
And High Roller is willing to seize more power to overthrow Twin Masters.
It doesn't hurt to try, but it's never worked onscreen.
He used it to buy a ticket to a performance of the Panda and Giraffe King.
It actually DID work, sort of, in regards to winning over the bat and the hen forces in "Pitched Battle of the Airforce." They actually joined Big Green without trying to put First Squad through the standard challenge. But, to be fair, they HAD already just been beaten thoroughly in mass combat and their allies, the eagles, had just abandoned them to Big Green's forces, which severely shook their faith in High Roller.
In "Rabbit Castle", he also offers carrots to the rabbits.
Too Dumb to Live: Sure the Zebra Brothers and High Roller do the most stupid stuff, but the Air Defense Troops of Big Green actually ate the bamboo shoots that Lin Chung was using as ammo, leaving him totally defenseless. In fact, throughout the whole fight they seemed to be incredibly focused on eating the heroes' ammo.
High Roller on one occasion is actually winning by a large margin, until he stops to mock his opponent, laugh, put on a puppet show, and then laugh some more. Then he gives up the key to Big Green after winning it to... conquer the moon.
Unexplained Recovery: In Peacock Castle, the Zebra brothers fell into a volcano. "Oh, but this is a kids' show, right? they'll crawl back out of it at the end of the episode, right?" No. The episode ended without even hinting that they could have survived. In the next episode they are fine, without even a Hand Wave to explain their resurrection.
Though since this is based on a Chinese tale, it could be cause of the legend of "The Monkey Who Would be King." Or whatever it was called.
Yin-Yang Bomb: An interesting example used by both the Bigger Bad and the The Hero, Twin Masters and Lin Chung respectively. Twin Masters uses chaos energy that is red and blue whereas Lin Chung utilizes harmonic energy that is purple.