The League of Super Evil (acronym L.O.S.E.) is a cartoon series on Ytv about a Quirky Miniboss Squad made up of Ineffectual Sympathetic Villains. The team is led by the Pointy-Haired Boss Voltar, a Card-Carrying Villain and all-around Large Ham. He constantly attempts to be evil, but is largely incompetent of anything more serious than Poke the Poodle. Forming Voltar's posse of mooks is the Mad ScientistButt Monkey Doktor Frogg and the Dumb MuscleRed Menace. Their Team Pet Doomageddon is a pandimensional helldoomhound and Extreme Omnivore.Every episode they pull some harebrained scheme in an attempt to be evil, but usually manage only to be annoying. So far their most ambitious schemes have been to annoy the neighborhood, steal $5 to open a bank account for a free toaster, host a neighborhood barbecue and not invite the neighbors, and sneak their way into a fancy restaurant. They have also sold Evil Lemonade and Evil Piñatas. They have also stolen an ice ray that can turn the planet into an ice cube, but only to use it as an air conditioner.
Accidental Hero: Voltar refuses cookie sales from a Suzie Scouts member. Neighbors praise him. Go figure.
Also the episode where Voltar and his crew is credited for "saving" a bunny that they captured under suspicion for overhearing a plot.
Adolf Hitler: Watch the episode Suzie Scouts. A lookalike of Hitler appears during a crowd scene, wearing a white T-shirt. He isn't named though as Hitler explicitly, so it's No Celebrities Were Harmed.
On the same subject, a Steve Jobs expy that runs an evil gagets and computer company that looks suspiciously like Apple also have a few appearances.
Brown Bag Mask: Voltar, after Humongo steals his helmet. He was seriously desperate to get it back.
Butt Monkey: Doktor Frogg. He's electrocuted, spat on, run over, and eaten more than any other character, usually by his own inventions or the Team Pet, Doomageddon.
Canada, Eh?: Given the show is Canadian, a few references to typically Canadian sports have appeared in episodes; one episode had a scene with Doomageddon curling in a library, and an entire episode was based around street hockey! (Both are considered to be typically "Canadian" sports, although hockey isn't nearly as obscure as curling in the U.S.)
The Can Kicked Him: The one and only time LOSE is considered a serious threat is the time Frogg invents a machine to back up all the toilets in the city.
Dead TV Remote Gag: Kinda, but replace "TV remote" with the controller of an RC truck. Although the controller randomly worked after someone dropped it on the ground, which ended up activating a prank that they had a second thought about, and suddenly did not want to occur when they learned something at the last minute.
Death Course: Doktor Frogg attempts to convert a normal obstacle course to this during the pet competition. It backfires and every trap either doesn't go off at all or hits Doomageddon instead.
The entire crew also does this to thwart the pizza guy's journey to their house in 10 minutes or less.
Decoy Protagonist: Red asserts himself to be the team leader for Henchmen Appreciation Day, complete with antennae. Voltar is not amused.
The Determinator: When Voltar wants something, whether it's to throw an "evil" barbecue, steal a highly desired ice ray to use as a air conditioner, or get to eat at an exclusive restaurant for super villains, then no amount of danger or common sense will dissuade him.
One episode takes it to the illogical extreme: Voltar wants to get in to Flames (the restaurant all supervillains go), even going so far as to steal the blueprints to the restaurant (which are hidden in the kitchen), and plans their theft of the book so they can get their name in it to get in...while seated at one of the restaurant's tables.
Dirty Communists: Not really used in the actual show, per se, but this is likely the origin of Red Menace's name.
Dramatic Thunder: (Thunderous Underline variant) Parodied when Voltar is boasting to the neighborhood kids about how many TV channels their lair gets. It turns out there really was a storm producing the thunder.
Dub Name Change: In spanish, Doomagedon got his name changed to Apocalipsis, inverting his bowlderize.
Red Menace got his name changed to Simply Amenaza*
. The communist references aren't prohibited, but Red Menace would actually be a too long name*
Dumb Muscle: Subverted with Red Menace, who is not dumb, but rather bright and resourceful. One episode showed Red scoring higher on a computerized intelligence test than Voltar.
Also Frogg for one episode, when he decided to use a device to convert his brain power into strength. Of course, while becoming extremely badass as a result, he also became extremely dumb.
Food Fight: When a Monster of the Week claims that black licorice is one of the most powerful forms of dark matter in the universe, he ends up capturing Voltar, posing as him, and making a cannon that shoots a concoction of it at people. The final battle between him and Voltar, is fought with the substance.
Gentle Giant: Red Menace enjoys gardening and Bouncy Castles
Getting Crap Past the Radar: A very old Classy Cat Burglar known as the Cougar who repeatedly hits on the League. Think about it, it'll come to you. Clarification: A 'cougar' is a slang term for an older woman, usually middle-aged, who seduces young men.
They actually got away with saying Hellhound once. As of late, this has been heard in most broadcasts of the episode that aired... without censoring, even during early hours when kids would be watching.
Rosé, the leader of the Force Fighters V, is named after a type of wine.
Girl Scouts Are Evil: When Voltar refuses to buy cookies from the Suzie Scouts in one episode, they don't take it too well. However, his action gets him praise by his neighbours...
Meaningful Name: The Cougar, an old Catwoman lookalike who has an attraction to younger men, figure it out.
Mecha-Mooks: Henchbots 17 and 32, who are constantly getting destroyed.
Minion with an F in Evil: Red Menace likes finger painting, helps old ladies cross the street, and bakes cupcakes for the group. He always suggests reasonable ("good") solutions to problems, such as talking it out.
Oh Wait This Is My Grocery List: When Voltar realizes the potential benefits of never becoming tired, one of his first evil plots is to "make Macaroni Salad"
Only Sane Man: While "sane" might be the wrong word to use, Doktor Frogg is the only member of LOSE who has standard super villain aspirations of world conquest, but he always finds his efforts stymied by a combination of bad luck and the ineptness of his allies (And it kind of says something when the teams Mad Scientist is the voice of reason.)
Our Time Machine Is Different: Doktor Frogg's time machine in "Back to the Coupons" is a crappy looking watch... which is also a music player with a built-in disco ball.
Road Apples: There is an episode that centers around Doomageddon's radioactive excrement and the group's efforts to create clones in order to accomplish the menial task of cleaning it up. Said clones are fitted with "fine tuning" by Doctor Frogg and coincidentally become superior to their originals, going so far as to actually beating up other villains.
Rule of Funny: The team earns the ire of a hyper-intelligent cyborg dolphin that can fly and shoot missiles out of its head. Hilarity Ensues.
Self-Destruct Mechanism: The Weapon Of Mass Destruction that a military truck accidentally dropped in front of L.O.S.E.'s house was disposed of using a self-destruction mechanism (believing that if the military couldn't use it, no one should). Ironically the episode it was paired with, also contained the threat of destroying the Rotten Core store after a de-brained but heavily brawned Frogg got a "refund" from them (and no one gets a refund from the Rotten Core store and lives.)
Super Hero: Being a supervillain show this is a given. L.O.S.E is usually beneath any heroes' notice but, naturally, whenever they do get one's attention they immediately find themselves in over their heads.
Superhero Trophy Shelf: Famous Superhero Glory Guy confiscates weapons from supervillains he defeats and puts them in alarm-rigged glass cases in his base, along with any supervillain he catches trying to raid his collection.
The Siege: When Voltar did not get invited to a neighbor's birthday party (a party that his henchmen, and even his henchbots got invited to), he tried to get in, but every plan backfired. When he decided to turn the table and sabotage it instead, it still backfires.
Thirty Minutes or It's Free: Played entirely straight. What makes it even more hilarious is the fact that the pizza joint has a war room setup because of all the times L.O.S.E. has tried this in the past.
Time Travel Episode: Voltar finds a coupon book buried under a couch cushion, and becomes fascinated by a coupon for a free wig... which expired the day prior. You can guess where it goes from here.
Totem Pole Trench: Doubly subverted. There's an actual villain named Mysterio Villaino who looks like Voltar, Red Menace and Doktor Frogg interlocked vertically. Seconds later, the three show up and try the same routine on the maître d'hôtel, without success. Red Menace even mentions, "We should have gone in before that other guy."
Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Even without the whole "super villain" thing, Voltar is still an arrogant, selfish, annoying prick, though not as evil as Frogg.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: "Museum Gene" dismantles the museum's T. rex exhibit to keep L.O.S.E. from "borrowing" a single bone from it. Frogg calls him out on it.
When the Clock Strikes Twelve: The crew is saved by this when Frogg's birthday wrecking robot (who Voltar and Red sent out as part of his own birthday festivities) stops torturing him at midnight because it's not his birthday anymore. Of course, then they learn its now Voltar's birthday...
Which Me?: After a series of time travel shenanigans, Voltar ends up with a whole army of clones. With different wigs too.
The Wonka: Humongo. He seems as clueless and evil as Voltar (the worst punishment he could think was not inviting voltar to his wedding). But he is the commander of super conquering race and have actually, you know, conquered.