Western Animation: Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends
Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends (1999-2000) was an animated show from the BKN line-up, not to be confused with the other show about Roswell. Consists of many diverse myths being debunked as alien activity, sort of like The X-Files.The main character is Nick Logan, a Bounty Hunter who finds one of his marks is a little more than meets the eye. Soon after he receives a contract to track down another, a banshee named Sh'lainn Blaze. The two wind up saving each other's life and begin working together to figure out who's trying to kill them, only to wind up working for said organization, Nick so he can find out what happened to his father, Sh'lainn because she's been exiled from her clan and has no where else to go. It eventually builds up with a slow Myth Arc involving alien invaders, werewolves, vampires, banshee and other aliens all coming to a head by the 40th episode.
All Myths Are True: and they're all aliens. Sasquatch & Yeti, Werewolves, Banshee, Talos, Norse Mythology, etc.
Ancient Astronauts: Prometheus, among others, was actually a Tribune... the single Tribune.
TheAlliance: The organization Nick Logan finds himself working for. May have started off as an alliance but has since grown into a powerful paramilitary organization that keeps control of the various aliens who are living on earth. Seemingly independant of the government or any other oversight.
Battle Couple: Nick and Sh'lainn have become one by the the end of the series.
Belligerent Sexual Tension: Occasionally played with by Nick and Sh'lainn, but they get through it fairly quick. By episode 14 they've had their first kiss and by the first half of Season 2 they've had declarations of love.
Chupacabra: Actually a vampire named Dvorak, who became deformed and driven nearly insane after biting something that didn't agree with him (General Rinaker). Ever since, he's lived in the rainforest, biting livestock and scaring the locals.
The Conspiracy: Actually faked to throw people off the scent of what was really going on, though that probably just makes it a conspiracy hidden inside another conspiracy. Subverted in that the ones running it are the good guys... most of the time.
Disappeared Dad: Subverted. Nick's father is actually a substitute the Alliance installed to keep an eye on Nick. A nice guy who actually gives Nick a lot of support when he decides to find his real father.
Divide and Conquer: The Shadoens realized that if the alien races on earth ever started working with humans and each other, it would be much harder to take over. One of their own was sent to infiltrate the Alliance and ensure that such unity was never achieved until too late.
Drives Like Crazy: Sh'lainn. She hates technology to begin with, and therefore doesn't know how to drive. Needless to say, Nick gets rather annoyed when she tries to drive his car.
Enemy Mine: After Sh'lainn finds out vampires were the ones who abdujcted Queen Mab she and the Banshees join forces with the Alliance to save Queen Mab and the banshee Tree of Lights.
And the Alliance later allies with Hanek to hunt down Valra
Enemy Civil War: Turns out that the Shadoen high command really don't like Rinaker but put up with him because they don't really have any better choices. They still keep a Shadoen spy on Earth to keep tabs on him, and said spy had no problem trying to blow up the Alliance base with Rinaker in it. In the show's final arc, when Rinaker returns to the fleet, they clearly don't get along, and Rinaker is quite satisfied when the Shadoen high commanders get nuked by the U.S.
The Tribune surveillance satellite recorded a ship landing a year before the Roswell conspiracy began.
Prior to the Fireant-Shadoen hybrids infestation of a small town, Rinaker is not present. Later in the episode he shows up in the town, just after the hybrids interrupt their attack and flee. And conveniently, he has gene-scrambling ammo that can kill them.
The communicator in Sh'lainn's quarters mysteriously malfunctions so she hears about a Minotauri attack, prompting her to flee the Alliance base.
25 years ago, a man disguised as Walter Logan, whom Chupacabra refers to as "Logan-Not-Walter-Logan", bombs an Conduit safehouse and frames the Alliance. Chupacabra was originally a vampire named Dvorak who bit "Logan-Not-Walter-Logan". Later in the same episode, Rinaker is seen rubbing the back of his neck.
Sh'lainn sees visions of an alien fleet capable of destroying planets in "Countdown." Just before The Mole attacks her.
Rinaker's eagerness to attack the Conduit safehouse with lethal force.
Sid who is actually a Shadoen infiltrator, saying he knows how Rinaker mind works.
Rinaker knowing what a Shadoen was.
"There's more betrayal, Nick Logan... Omega Level."
After Rinaker finds out the Alliance were framed by the vampires for the abduction of Queen Mab he decides to attack the Banshee nevertheless.
Hero Insurance: Nick has a tendency to blow things up and cause a lot of damage. He gets away with it because the Alliance is an undercover organization. They have a team dedicated specifically to keeping the cover-up going, either making up stories or arranging someone else to take the blame.
Myth Arc: It starts off with Nick trying to find out what happened to his father but before long, hints of something beyond the alliance begin to appear. It eventually culminates with the Shadoen invasion of Earth.
Roswell That Ends Well: The Roswell incident was staged and the witnesses were plants to spread the rumors that the government then had to coverup. This focused the country's attention on the conspiracy while members of the military who were involved could form The Alliance.
Running Gag: Sh'lainn's predicting Nick's impending doom. Eventually gets to the point, due to them getting closer, where she can tell when he's in danger a continent away. Lampshaded in one episode where Rinaker mentions that she's predicted Nick's death a number of times with him surviving.
Again when she's named queen of the banshees and leads them in a war against the Alliance.
In another episode she's nicked by Valra, who uses her blood to turn them both into vampire/banshee hybrids she resists when she's asked to drain Nick dry, giving The Alliance time to turn up, knock them out and reverse the process.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Most of the main alien antagonists are shown to be this, mainly wanting to defend their people from whatever threats they see. The only real exceptions are the Aesiri, who are just Ax-Crazy. It takes the threat of annihilation from the Shadoens to actually get them to work together, though.