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''Skyland'' (full French title: ''Skyland, le nouveau monde'', i.e. ''Skyland, the new world'') is a Franco-Canadian CGI animated television series. The series lasted from November, 2005 to April, 2007. A total of 26 episodes in a single season.

It is the 23rd century; [[ShatteredWorld the Earth has shattered]] into billions of pieces which orbit around a central core. In this new world named Skyland, an evolved form of humans has appeared: Seijins, who are able to absorb energy from sunlight and use it to fuel special abilities such as telekinesis, telepathy, mental control, astral projection, energy balls/blasts and little electricity rays.

The Skyland is ruled by the Sphere, an organisation which controls the fragmented world's water supplies and maintains its power thanks to Guardians, promising Seijin children who have been taken away from their families and given a special training. This dictatorship is fought by pirates.

2451: After the capture of their mother by the Sphere, Mahad and Lena (a young Seijin still learning to control her powers) are rescued by a group of pirates. They join the pirate rebellion, determined to free their mother and help bring the Sphere down.

[[BlatantLies Totally not inspired by]] ''Anime/LastExile''.
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!!Tropes:
%%* {{Animesque}}
%%* AbsentMindedProfessor: the Vector
* ActionGirl: Dahlia, Lena
** Lena took it UpToEleven by singlehandedly melting an iceberg bigger than the one that took out the titanic.
* AfterTheEnd: The world is "shattered into billions of pieces" after all, even if the pieces are inhabitable. A case of ShatteredWorld.
* AlmostKiss: Mahad and Dahlia in "Eye of the Storm", thinking that they were likely both going to die.
%%* BadAssAdorable: Lena, Cheng some of the time
* BadAssNormal: Mahad and Dahlia, again
** In the pilot, Mahad eliminated what appeared to be at least 20 armed robots in one shot while running from energy blasts.
* BaldOfEvil: Diwan and Oslo
** Almost everyone on the Monolith does this, so it could just be a dresscode. Many of them have barcodes tatooed on their forheads.
** Diwan has a massive orange patch that could either be hair or a tattoo, so she's a maybe example.
%%* BigBad: Oslo
* BecauseDestinySaysSo
** There is a frequently mentioned prophesy about a man and a woman who will reunify the earth. Nothing else is known about it.
* BrotherSisterTeam: Mahad and Lena
* TheChosenOne: See BecauseDestinySaysSo. It's not clear who the chosen ones are, since A, there's two of them, and B, several possible combinations.
%%* CelShading
* CoolShip: the Hyperion. It's stated to be a one of a kind prototype. It's treated as a symbol of hope.
* DarkActionGirl: Diwan is the female face of the Sphere most of the time.
* DeusExMachina: Lena
** Invoked multiple times, by destroying a massive fleet, melting an iceberg, saving the villain, and a number of other cases.
* DisappearedDad: Marcus Farrell. Nobody has seen him in a long time. Even the resistance doesn't know what happened to him.
* EvilTwin: Oslo is Darius's (though it would be more accurate to say that Darius is Oslo's good twin, considering that he appears only in one episode)
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The unchanging premise of the show is that the kids are trying to get their mother out of prison. Thus they cannot actually succeed at this task until the end of the series.
%%* FightingFromTheInside: Dahlia in "Manipulations"
* FloatingContinent: There is no solid ground anywhere. What holds the floating rocks up is never explained.
* TheFuture The show is set some time in the 23rd century, though the novels are more spread out, some of which happen in the mid 21st century, and some of which happen between.
* GiantSpider: The Mogura's body is about the size of a Volkswagon beetle, and it has 8 robotic legs.
* GodmodeSue: Lena, mainly due to her DeusExMachina status.
* HeroicWillpower: Dahlia in "Manipulations", to the point of violating the established rules about her powers not working without sunlight.
* HighAltitudeBattle. A zigzaged approach, since altitude is hard to calculate when the planet itself is shattered.
* IdiotHero: Mahad LeroyJenkins in "Mogura". Lena insults a brigadeer in the pilot, causing the plot.
%%* InASingleBound
* JustInTime: "Eye of the Storm", "Manipulations". In Eye of the storm, they fly the Hyperion into a rapidly closing hole in some turbulent clouds around Paris.
* LaResistance Oddly enough, they're called pirates, even by themselves. They're one of the few factions that fight against the sphere, and their population took a massive decline sometime before the series began.
* MechaMooks: the brigadeers. There's not enough Saijins to keep the sphere operating, so they supplement with robots.
* MissingMom: Mila. She was captured in the pilot, and the characters try to find her for the rest of the series.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Deciding that Mahad needs a lesson in responsibility, Cortes leaves him in charge for the day, then fakes an attack by a fleet of Sphere ships. Unfortunately, this means Mahad refuses to believe him when a Sphere patroller really ''is'' on the way.
%%* NotImportantToThisEpisodeCamp
%%* PeoplePuppets: Dahlia in "Manipulations"
%%* PirateGirl
%%* {{Pirates}}
%%* ThePowerOfLove: Lena and her mother in "The Great Wall", "Babylonia"
%%* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Mahad's boomerang
%%* PsychicPowers
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure (who nevertheless often wonders why he listens to kids): Cortes
* {{Rotoscoping}} This was how the facial animations were done.
%%* SaveTheVillain: "Red Rock People", "Shadows of the Past", twice in "Kharzem Fortress: Part Two"
%%* SavingTheOrphanage: "The Island of the Child King"
* SceneryPorn: This is a really good-looking cartoon.
%%* SerkisFolk
%%* SingleBiomePlanet: Cloud Planet
* ShoutOut: the Mogura's name is a reference to a robot in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films.
%%* SkyPirate
%%* WillTheyOrWontThey (slightly)
%%* WorldInTheSky
%%* YoureNotMyFather: "Red Rock People"

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