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Western Animation: She Zow
From Left: Maz, Guy, and Kelly.

"You Go Girl!"

SheZow is about 12-year-old Guy Hamdon and his adventures after finding and putting on his deceased Aunt Agnes' super powered ring, inheriting her Super Hero alter ego, SheZow. Unable to take it off, he must now fight crime whether he wants to or not. In a dress. At least he doesn't have to go it alone, getting help from his best friend, Maz, who acts as his sidekick (with differing alter egos for each episode) while Guy's sister Kelly helps from the "She-lair" with Sheila the Supercomputer. Guy must also keep his identity secret from his policeman father, who has always thought SheZow was an arrogant show-off (due in part to SheZow's popularity; she has comic books and fan clubs!).

Despite (or because of) various anti-LGBT groups protesting the premiere (although the show does not address issues of transsexualism or homosexuality,) the show continues to receive high ratings, according to creator Obie-Scott Wade's Twitter account.

This cartoon includes examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: Kelly dosen't appear in the episode "Crash Thunder".
  • Affectionate Parody: Of various Super Hero and Magical Girl media.
  • An Ice Kid: Coldfinger
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: Guy's SheZow remark to Maz's "Time Travel Guinea Pigs" remark.
  • All Balloons Have Helium: SheZow blows a floating bubble out of gum capable of lifting three people. Now if only he could tap into that helium for his voice...
  • Ambiguously Asian: Maz.
  • Ambiguous Gender: SheZap sounds male, but is referred to as a she. Though considering his/her origins SheZap might not even have a gender.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Mocktopus. He speaks with a sterotypically gay voice & he does the sterotypical limp wrist (if his fins even have wrists.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Kelly is the head of the SheZow Fan Club. She ends up as SheZow's mentor, though she would much rather become the real thing.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: SheZap in his/her debut episode, which leads to a very important lesson from Kelly.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted royally. Beside the obvious, of course, SheZow's archenemy Tara's signature attack is blowing huge balls of sticky mucus out of her nose and throwing them.
  • Big "NO!": Textbook sample in the first episode.
  • Boomerang Brush Comeback: Comedic version happens to Guy's SheZow in the testing of the Boomerang Brush.
  • Blessed with Suck: All of Tara's powers are disgusting. Which might have something to do with why she never became the media darling she thought she deserved to be, regardless of the good works she actually did.
  • Bookshelf Dominoes: In "She Phat", SheZow's super-heavy footsteps cause this to happen to the shelves full of delicate china in the delicate china warehouse.
  • Brain in a Jar: Megamonkey owns one. Despite the brain being alive and conscious, he only uses it as a holder for the bathroom key.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: When asked whether her go-go boots are made of Leather or Vinyl, SheZow (who's having the answers fed through by Sheila) answers with "Linyl".
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Guess what the "S" stands for...
  • But Thou Must: There's a rule that says that SheZow can't back down from a superpower contest, as proven in "Glamageddon", Kelly seems to be impressed by that and tells Guy to "Say hello to GLAMAGEDDON-GEDDON-GEDDON!".
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Guy can voluntarily transform by saying the magic words "You go girl!", then change back by saying "She-yeah!"
    • Similarly, Gal's transformation call into DudePow is "Sock it to me, broseph!", and changes back into normal with "He-yeah!"
  • Calling Your Attacks: SheZow, Tara, and BrouHaHa do this, naming their attacks as they use them.
  • Calvinball: Trampoline Dogeball.
  • Captain Obvious: This is what Boxter calls his assistant, Officer Wackerman.
  • Censored Title: "SheZow Happens!" was retitled "You Go Girl!" on some American TV guides, but the title card stayed the same when it aired.
  • The Chooser of The One: The ring chooses its wearer.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: Happens thrice in "Super Sidekick".
  • Combat Stilettos: SheZow has these as part of her costume - unfortunately for Guy, the ablity to run around in high heels without falling over is NOT a part of SheZow's powerset.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Apart from being forced to wear a dress, high heels and really tacky leopard print any time danger rears its head, SheZow has a pretty strict set of over 2000 rules that must be followed. The punishment for, say, stealing a leftover $500 bill (which goes against everything in which she stands), is loss of superpowers, and serious she-rinkage. Another rule says SheZow can't back down from a superpower challenge.
  • Could Have Avoided This Plot: After getting defeated by SheZap in the episode she's introduced, Kelly reminds Guy that none of that would've happened if he took a manicure.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: According to SheZow legend: "Whovever shall wear-eth the ring shall forever bear the responsibility of SheZow!" In Short, SheZow's Glamazon Power Ring can't come off, which also leads to Guy's Big "NO!" moment.
  • Corporate-Sponsored Superhero: Aside from the comics and merch, Guy tries to go for direct sponsorship by FizzBurp but all the junk food messes with his she-tabolism.
  • Create Your Own Villain: SheZap is created this way by Guy rejecting a manicure, breaking a fingernail on a fireman's ladder, then spitting the piece of the fingernail away which ends up in a toxic waste container.
  • Crossdresser: Not intentional on Guy's part - the ring just requires the wearer (regardless of gender) to wear the female-tailored superhero costume.
  • Crossdressing Voices: As SheZow, Guy often speaks in a high-pitched voice, save for some moments in which he speaks in a normal tone.
  • Darker and Edgier: Inspired by fellow superhero Caped Koala, SheZow tries to make the jump to Graphic Novels in "Black Is The New Pink", but it just ends up screwing up her powers. Then, the Caped Koala turns out to be a big fan of SheZow's comics!
  • Deal with the Devil: In "She Pal", SheZow makes a deal with SheZap to throw off a nosy reporter. Immediately subverted when they both double-cross each other, throw the whole thing out the window, and just go at it.
  • Demonic Dummy: BrouHaHa appears to be one of these, though he doesn't bother even pretending to be inanimate.
  • Description Cut: At the beginning of "Mr. Nice Guy" Maz states that he's never seen Guy cry. Cut to him at the theatre with Kelly and is showing legitimate emotional impact from the film.
  • Disguised in Drag: Guy wears a female superhero costume to fight crime and save the day. The public believes him to be the previous SheZow, despite his obviously being much younger. Either she was very small, or some magic effect prevents recognition.
  • Distaff Counterpart: A girl named Gal from an Alternate Dimension is able to transform into DudePow, a male superhero with virtually identical powers and gadgets. Said alternate universe also has a female version of Maz, named Mayzie, Gal's brother is also named Kelly, and Dudley is DudePow's Supercomputer.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The plot of "Momnesia" can easily be interpreted as a mom finding out her son is gay/transgender.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: She-verted HARD. Oh, I get it! She-verted! Clever.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: Guy uses this against his dad in "Makin' Bank".
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Said word for word by none other then Kelly after Guy remarks that "I'm a dude" in "SheZow Happens".
  • Evil Counterpart: Tara and SheZap.
  • Evil Former Friend: Tara was Agnes' sidekick before the latter became famous and the former faded into obscurity.
  • Evil Twin: SheZap.
  • Expository Theme Song: And how! It lists his origin, powers, weakness, equipment, allies, and villains in just 60 seconds.
  • Eyedscreen: Very often.
  • Far East: In the episode "Fortune Kooky", SheZow faces an otherwise Chinese-themed villain who is also the number one employer of ninja.
  • The Fifties: The time of Anges Monroe, the previous SheZow.
  • Flintstone Theming: There are She-puns, He-puns, Ice-puns, Fire-puns, even shaving puns.
  • For the Evulz: Appears to be SheZap's motivation.
  • Fountain of Youth: In the episode Babysitter, some anti-ageing cream does this to Kelly, Maz and later Tara.
  • Four-Fingered Hands
  • Free-Range Children: Our heroes get to go to far-off places thanks to the Shehicle.
  • Fun with Acronyms: S.I.C.K. stands for "The Society of Incredibly Callous Kriminals".
    • Tara also forms a supervillain group called The "Get Rid Of SheZow Society".
    • The heroes get in on it too with the "Super Hero Action Guild".
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The episode "SheZow Happens!" had several jokes involving the word "shit", including the title. There's also SheZow's triumphant "Haha, mine's bigger!" (referring to his hand) the first time he uses the Heavy-Handed She-Slap, and, from the Tooth Fairy episode, "May I play with your wand?" Guy's Curse Cut Short in "Guy n Doll", at least I thought he was going to say Jack-Asses.
    • The entire premise of the show can count, depending on your viewpoint.
    • "You should write an article about me and my nuts!"
    • Le Pigeon screeches the word "Flock!" when attacking, which could easily be misheard as dirty.
  • Gender Bender: Surprisingly averted, although there were a number of people who were/are confused on whether the ring caused Guy to become female when transformed as SheZow.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: "Shut The Front Door!" is use to avoid swearing.
  • Goth: SheZap.
  • Grossout Show: From time to time.
  • Half-Identical Twins or Always Identical Twins: Thoroughly averted. Guy and Kelly look sort of alike, but if it wasn't for the occasional Sibling Seniority Squabble, you'd think Kelly was a couple of years older.
  • Harmless Freezing: Played completely straight in "Coldfinger".
  • He Man Woman Haters: The members of X-Selsior won't allow SheZow to join them because of her "girliness".
  • Hilarious Outtakes: The Blooper Reel of the episode "Family Tree", which ironically was not a clip that came after the afromentioned episode.
  • Home Base: The She-Lair, located under his aunt's (now his family's) house (with a secret exit to the sea.)
  • Hot Blade: SheZap's curling iron sword.
  • Hurricane of Puns:‎ The show itself.
  • Identical Great-Grandmother: On seeing Flora Hamdon, Maz remarks that she looks like Kelly.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: Guy in "Makin' Bank" after breaking a rule, which goes along with being unable to transform into SheZow and loss of superpowers.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Kelly and Maz become the victims of a literal anti-aging cream. The solution? Tear the "anti" part of the label off and it becomes "aging cream"! Voila!
  • Invisibility: SheZow can do this with her vanishing cream.
  • Kevlard: SheZow temporarily develops this power when she becomes overweight in "She Phat"; being able to bounce Señor Yo-Yo's yo-yos off her fat.
  • Killer Yo-Yo: The primary weapon of Señor Yo-Yo in She Zow.
  • Pun: Any pun that can somehow have the word "She" in it will be abused.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Guy, when disguised as SheZow.
  • Laser Blade: The Laser Lipstick is Guy's go-to weapon. It can also shoot laser beams. Tara has a Laser Mascara and SheZap has a curling iron that combines this with Hot Blade.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: Fairly common.
  • Legacy Character: There have been SheZows in the family dating back to the prehistoric era, all empowered by the same ring. (Guy is the first male one, though.)
  • Legion of Doom: S.I.C.K. was intended to be one of these, though it never actually had any members beyond the founder (MegaMonkey), since they all failed the entrance test, that is until "Babysitting Jitters", in which it finally had one, namely Tara, mainly because she passed an entirely different entrance exam, that and/or they both have something in common: They both hold a grudge against SheZow.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: You know SheZow's serious when (s)he says "No more mister nice girl!" or "Time to get SheZow-y with it!"
  • Living Shadow: SheZap can take the form of Guy's shadow.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Jose in the original Disney pilot, combined with Sweet Polly Oliver.
  • Magic Countdown: One appears in "Hot Rocks", along with a number of related tropes.
  • Messy Hair: See Weaksauce Weakness.
  • The Merch: Implied in-story: Aunt Agnes had a lot of money. SheZow has her own comic book and a huge fanclub. Work from there.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Guy's costume, refitted to suit his younger frame.
  • Monochrome Past: All the time periods visited in "Family Tree" are depicted in black and white (or sepia, in the case of the Old West.)
  • Not That There's Anything Wrong with That: Directly quoted after the Tooth Fairy says she didn't expect SheZow to be a boy.
  • Ocular Gushers: In "Mr. Nice Guy" Guy gets these watching a chick flick with Kelly that are so strong he briefly floods the theatre.
  • Oh Crap: Kelly's expression when she realize who Tara is.
  • Oh My Goddess: Kelly does this on discovering SheZow's Glamazon Power Ring.
  • Older than They Look: Aunt Agnes was in her seventies at the youngest (and that's assuming she was a teenager when she fought BrouHaHa in 1952) but still appeared youthful, at least when she was SheZow.
  • One Million BC: The time of Sheanderthal, the first SheZow.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Grilla and Coldfinger does during the heroes fight in "SheZow Meets DudePow"
  • Picture Day: Happens in "Guy & Doll" — Guy's problem for the episode is that he's having a super-nightmare, which means Guy is, according to Aunt Agnes, "floating somewhere between real and not real."
  • Pink Means Feminine: SheZow's costume and equipment are all pink, but it was meant for a woman. See also Weaksauce Weakness.
  • A Pirate 400 Years Too Late: The Pushy Pirate Posse.
  • Police Are Useless: Averted. The police can hold their own, SheZow is just faster.
  • Posthumous Character: Anges Monroe, she died offscreen shortly before the series began, in fact the only thing that's left of her are her ashes, which are lampshaded by Kelly.
  • Private Detective: Aside from delivering blows to his/her villians SheZow can also do some She-Tective work.
  • Pronoun Trouble: SheZow is referred to using female pronouns by people who don't know his identity, people who do know it will usually say "he", but can get mixed up.
  • Real Dreams Are Weirder: Guy gets himself in a super-nightmare in "Guy and Doll".
  • Recursive Crossdressing: SheZow dressed up as an ice-cream man in "Coldfinger".
  • Reset Button: The end of "Momnesia", though in fairness, the title basically tells you to expect it, and besides, it was all worth it to prevent Guy Hamdon's family from going to the moon.
  • Ring of Power: SheZow's Glamazon Power Ring.
  • Rogues Gallery: Includes Megamonkey, Coldfinger, Candy Rapper, Tattoozula, etc.
  • Running Gag:
    • Maz's attempts to come up with a workable sidekick identity.
    • Boxter keeps calling SheZow "SheCow".
  • Same Language Dub: In US airings, Guy/SheZow is voiced by Samuel Vincent.
  • Scarecrow Solution: SheZow plays Lucy with help from his vashing cream in "Black Is The New Pink".
  • Screw Yourself: Maz's opinion on Mayzie. (For that matter, Kelly speculates the same about the rocky meeting between SheZow and DudePow.)
    • Not to mention Kelly's attraction to her alternate counterpart, Kelli.
  • Scooby-Doo Hoax: Done by Crash Thunder's mom in "Crash Thunder".
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: BrouHaHa
  • Shout-Out: The show is usually pretty spare with pop cultural references, but "SheZow Meets DudePow" slips in a shout out to The Big Lebowski, of all things. There are also a ton of them, mostly to other superheroes, in the museum scene in "Black is the New Pink".
  • Sidekick: Maz, who can't stick to one persona every episode.
  • Secret Identity: Maz (his best friend), Kelly, Sheila, and DudePow are the only people who know about Guy's alter ego. In particular, he must keep it hidden from his father, a policeman who dislikes SheZow for being a "show off".
  • Serious Business: Comic books (or rather, graphic novels) in the episode "Black is the New Pink"
  • Sibling Rivalry: Between Guy and Kelly, enhanced by Guy's possession of the ring. Also, possibly between Boxter and Agnes, if they were in fact siblings, although Boxter wouldn't have realized it.
  • Sickly Green Glow: SheZap's skin glows green to reference his nuclear-powered origin.
  • Spiritual Successor: SheZow was originally a One-Episode Wonder on Shorty McShort's Shorts, which in turn was a kid-friendly adaptation of a mature cartoon by the creator of the show.
  • Something We Forgot: The end of "Coldfinger". A variation on the usual trope in that we skip far enough ahead that the trapped character has escaped, defrosted, and all moist and angry at Guy and Maz, but the implication is that she was there for a while.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Kelly looks a lot like Flora Hamdon.
  • Super Cute Super Powers: SheZow's powers wil not activate if Guy is wearing any colour other than pink. And these powers include the ability to generate hurricane force winds by fluttering his eyeashes.
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: SheZow's looks are based off the 70's roughly, so this makes sense.
  • Superpower Lottery: SheZow has the following superpowers:
    • Armor-Piercing Slap: His/Her Heavy handed She-Slap.
    • Blow You Away: His/Her Wind Winkers.
    • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Guy's she-latability allows him to know his enemy's next move before they make it. He's also able to take down two villains without throwing a punch by seeing their problems and talking to them about it.
    • In a Single Bound: SheZow initially can only do super leaps, leading to Guy complaining about not being able to fly.
    Kelly Hamdon (After seeing SheZow fall flat on her face when trying to fly): Ding! SheZow can't fly!
    • He finally learned how to fly in the episode, "Transformation Overload".
    • Make Me Wanna Shout: The Sonic Scream is probably SheZow's strongest power, doing anything from breaking every piece of glass in a five-mile radius to destroying really big boogers to being a pinpoint concussive blast.
      • Fartillery: As Guy has demonstrated on several occasions, the Sonic Scream works with burps too.
    • Size Shifter: Part of SheZow's powerset. Usually limited to making a hand grow for the heavy-handed super she-slap and her eyelashes for the Wind Winkers - but when ill or emotionally unbalanced, SheZow's other body parts seem to grow or shrink in size, too.
    • Speaks Fluent Animal: Guy spending time outdoors during a camping trip to recharge caused him to talk to animals.
    • Spider-Sense/Psychic Powers: One of Guy's powers is the ability to sense when danger is present, which aside from letting him dodge things like the Trope Namer also automatically transforms him into SheZow. (He changes back when the danger is past.) It's called SheSP. Note this makes SheZow one of the few heroes with more than one way of transforming (as shown in a report on how Guy can transform into SheZow in two different ways), it's also the only power Guy retains when not SheZow.
    • Super Speed: SheZow can run really fast, however her heels can cause her to trip and fall over, which is one thing that he/she didn't count on.
    • Super Strength: SheZow can lift anything heavy, making her indestructible.
  • Show Within a Show: Buttwipe, a Jackass expy.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Guy, many times.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: SheZow's a boy, well a boy in woman's clothing to be exact.
  • Talking Animal: A result of SheZow's power to talk to them.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Happens to Guy/SheZow in "ShePhat".
  • Time Travel: Both MegaMonkey and Guy and Maz in the Shehicle in "Family Tree".
  • Thememobile: The Shehicle. Can also transform into a jet (The She-C-10) and a submarine (The SS She Shell).
  • The Flapper: The costume of Flora Hamdon's SheZow.
  • The Roaring Twenties: The time period that had Flora Hamdon as SheZow.
  • The Wild West: The period of time that the Bearded Lady that was mentioned above was SheZow.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Guy, Maz, and Kelly.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After making Boxter Hamdon a laughingstock to the whole police force in the episode "S.I.C.K. Day", Guy as SheZow decides to fake an injury, and thanks to Candy Rapper setting him off, he found a nearby candy cane he can find and took Candy Rapper down in one blow.
  • Thigh-High Boots: Complete with the aforementioned Combat Stilettos. Unlike the rest of the costume, they are white (albeit with pink soles), and are made of Linyl (a fabric of both Leather and Vinyl).
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tara and SheZow
  • Too Fast to Stop: A flaw in SheZow's Super Speed ability.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: Maz, as MEAT-eor man gets his tongue on a frozen Kelly Hamdon in "Coldfinger".
  • Transformation Trinket: SheZow's Glamazon Power Ring, probably also the source of all of Guy's powers. Also counts as a Clingy MacGuffin.
  • To The She Noun: Said by SheZow in the episode "SheZap"
    SheZow Maz...to the Shehicle!
  • Utility Belt: It's called a "Beautility Belt" of all things.
  • Villain Team-Up: Coldfinger and Grilla in the episode "SheZow meets DudePow".
  • Visual Pun: So, so many. When SheZow becomes too arrogant, she literally gets a big head.
    • While suffering from She-latability, Guy's heart literally grows a few sizes.
    • Maz's Sidekick identies.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: SheZow loses her powers if her hair is frizzled. Fortunately, she is equipped with a can of hairspray that quickly rectifies said problem.
  • Welcome Episode: "SheZow Happens!"
  • What The Front Door, Hero?: SheZow give this to Maz (as MEAT-eor Man) when he remarks on SheZow's Weaksauce Weakness in "Coldfinger".
    SheZow: Not a good idea to tell him my weakness, MEAT-eor Man.
    Maz: (Slurred) Sorry.
  • Which Restroom Dilemma: Happens in a report on SheZow´s SheSP. Guy lampshades it by saying "I hate it when that happens."
  • Where the Front Door is Megadale? — One might assume from the mostly-North American accents that Megadale is a moderately sized Canadian metropolis. However, Canada lacks feuding bands of koalas and wombats.
    • Word of God said that Guy, Maz and Kelly are all Canadian.
  • Whip It Good: Flora Hamdon's weapon as SheZow is a lasso.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Guy wears a female superhero costume to fight crime and save the day. Although he didn't take it well initially, Guy Hamdon doesn't seem too bothered that SheZow is his superhero alter ego afterwards.
  • You Didn't Ask: In "SheZow For A Day".
  • You Don't Look Like You: The pilot was drawn in a completely different style.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: Apparently Tara's gross-out powers include bad breath.
  • Your Television Hates You: Happens to guy in "Super Sidekick" after Shaverine steals the limelight from SheZow.
  • Younger than They Look: Kelly is Guy's twin sister but looks a few years older than him.

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