Western Animation / Trollz

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Trollz is an American animated television series created by DiC Entertainment and produced by Andy Heyward in 2005, loosely based on the popular Troll dolls from the 1950s. The show revolves around five young Troll girls, each with different personalities—Amethyst, a total sweetheart, Ruby, a willful leader, Sapphire, a studious brainiac, Topaz, a ditzy fashionista, and Onyx, a friendly goth.

While they're different, the "BFFL", AKA Best Friends For Life, are friends til the end. Together, they fight evil with The Power of Friendship, try to impress cute boys, and get their homework done, all while learning about the magic in the world they live in.

Not to be confused with DreamWorks' Trolls, a 2016 CGI movie also based on Troll dolls.

This show provides examples of:

  • Abusive Precursors: The trolls of Angermore used their magic for evil. They vanished one day, but their magic was sealed in powerful gemstones that became used in rings. Simon uses one of them as a power conduit.
  • Adorkable: All of the BFFL except for Ruby and Onyx.
  • All Just a Dream: Happens in the beginning of the first episode as a Fake-Out Opening. Amethyst has a dream that her friends didn't know her and ignored her altogether, like she wasn't there.
  • All There in the Manual:
    • Some of the backstory involving Simon is only found online. Besides destroying the old Trollz world by grabbing most of the magic and turning it evil, which is mentioned in the show, Simon also unleashed Black Amber, which nearly destroyed the planet but is never seen on the show.
    • Aside from Amethyst's dog, Wa-Wa, the Trollz' pets are only seen on the website and in UK-only toys. note 
    • Mr. Trollheimer's first name is Slate, which isn't mentioned in the show.
    • The tie-in book All That Glitters reveals how each of the five facets is a tree genus that descended from five trees that made up the first Trollz habitat. The modern-day tree genera include rosalea, blumeria, vitronic, ebonthorn, and auroriana. Ebonthorn is also seen in other books.
  • All Trolls Are Different: These ones are cute and can cast magic.
  • Alpha Bitch: Coral and her friends Opal and Jade are rude, stuck-up cheerleaders who harass the BFFL.
  • Alternative Foreign Theme Song: The Italian opening was different from the openings in other countries.
  • An Aesop: Quite a few episodes had one, such as telling others when something's wrong or being yourself.
  • And I Must Scream:
    • Zirconia was turned into a tree for 3,000 years and was conscious the whole time. When Simon tries to turn Onyx into a tree, he at first simply imprisons her within one. Eventually she'd become part of the tree, like what happened with Zirconia.
    • Spinell was turned into a dragon that couldn't speak for 3,000 years.
  • Anime Hair: Everyone but Simon, Jasper, and Snarf has big, impossible hair, and Jasper did originally sport anime hair as well.
  • Animesque: It's western animation but with speedlines, anime-style eyes, and other things.
  • Arc Villain: Shale and Mica are antagonists for episodes 7 through 9.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever:
    • The episode "Homecoming" has a dragon vs. a fifty-foot cat.
    • A giant stone ogre appears in episode 9.
  • Audience Surrogate: Amethyst is this for the first few episodes, as she returns to Trollzopolis from summer vacation and learns the ways of magic when her gem gets its glow.
  • Badass Adorable: The Trollz are cute high school girls with big hair, and save the world several times over.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Zirconia's transformation into a tree left her unable to move, talk, or use magic, and Spinell's transformation into a dragon left him unable to talk or cast spells.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The girls' gems are attached to their bellybuttons, and are shown off almost all the time, with the exception of Sapphire.
  • Beach Episode: Three of them make up the last story arc, as the Trolls go on vacation to a tropical island.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Ruby can be pretty nasty at times, and Coral definitely is.
    • Onyx advises Amethyst that the prettiest prefabricated spell beads can cast the nastiest spells.
  • Beauty Mark: Onyx has one on the right side of her face.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Make Amethyst or Topaz angry. We dare you.
  • Big Bad: Simon is the main villain who destroyed Trollzopolis 3000 years ago and intends to finish the job.
  • Big "NO!":
    • Done to exaggeration with Topaz as she dramatically jumps over a table to stop Sapphire from eating a cucumber sandwich. Sadly, that wasn't the friend in danger.
    • Also done by Onyx in the fourth episode when she notices her gem is dimming.
  • Blinded by the Light: Ogres don't like light, which comes in handy in episode 11 when Sapphire's feet magically glow thanks to a misfired spell.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Topaz is the blonde, Onyx the brunette, and Ruby the redhead.
  • Book Ends: Episode 2 has everyone saving Amethyst from falling into a pit. The last episode has them saving her from falling into a volcano.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens when everyone but Ruby eats Simon's magic cookies.
  • Broken Aesop: In the story arc where the girls turn evil, Ruby worries that her meanness has influenced them into becoming mean. Obsidian tells her that if she sets a bad example, she can change it by setting a good one. It seems okay until Ruby cleans up her act and it fails because Simon's magic was too strong.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Done in the arc where the Trollz break the Sacred Altar, causing the magic to disappear. The next episode has them working to fix things.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • Onyx and Ruby have this as character traits, never failing to voice their displeasure (or excitement) about something.
    • In episode 9 the stone ogre hates liars and only accepts the truth, even when it's negative. She asks the trolls if she's ugly, to which Amethyst agrees, but when Mica lies and says she's gorgeous she flies into a rage and attacks him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mr. Trollheimer and Snarf are often the subjects of comic mistreatment.
  • Call-Back: In episode 16, the altar the girls practice the stone-to-flesh spell on is the same one they used to undo a spell cast on Coal in episode 2.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': In episode 8 the Trollz participate in an illegal Skoot race. In the next episode they're caught and punished with community service.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Simon and Snarf are evil and proud of it. Simon attempted to seize power in the past by turning the good magic evil and grabbing most of it, and hates friendship and other happy things.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The latter half of the show's a bit darker than the first, with story arcs about the two remaining Ancients, the girls accidentally causing magic to disappear, and Simon taking over Trollzopolis briefly via brainwashing 4 of the girls to become evil.
  • The Cheerleader: Coral, Opal, and Jade. Coral gets extra mean points for being the head cheerleader.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: While there were originally five Ancients, only three remain, with the other two being a mystery that gets resolved later on.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Both Topaz and Zirconia come across as this.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: In the episode "Onyx's Gem". Justified that it was most likely magically assisted.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Each of the main cast is associated with a color. Amethyst is pink, Ruby is red, Topaz is yellow, Sapphire is blue, Onyx is a deep purple, and Simon is green.
  • Compilation Movie: All of the DVD releases are 3 episodes edited together as movies:
    • Best Friends For Life has "Best Friends For Life", "Five Spells Trouble", and "First Day of School".
    • Magic of the Five has "Onyx's Gem", "Topaz Possessed", and "The Big Test".
    • Hair Over Heels has "Troll Fast Troll Furious", "The Great Race", and "Into The Woodz".
  • Compressed Hair: The trolls manage to fit all of that hair underneath their helmets.
  • Concept Art: Seen here for the boy Trollz and here for the Trollz' mentor and villain.
  • Conspicuous CG: Seen with Trollzopolis High School, which is CG in wide shots.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Zig-Zagged. Amethyst is close to the center of an active volcano and comes out fine...though Ruby's hair doesn't, and is frizzed and burnt from being near it.
  • Cool Bike: The Skoots, which run on amber and float instead of hugging the ground. A tie-in book reveals that they originally used fossil fuels, but due to pollution switched to amber converters.
  • Cool Old Guy/Cool Old Lady: The Ancients are this.
  • The Corruption: Simon grabbed most of the Trollz' magic and turned it evil for him to control.
  • Could Have Avoided This Plot: Amethyst remarks in "Onyx's Gem" that if they had just talked to each other about their gems fading, they could've gone to Obsidian instead of falling into a trap.
  • Creepy Child: Simon is this at points.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Simon when possessing Topaz and pretending to be Garnet. Snarf when he pretended to be Miss Tourmaline and a cute female poodle.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: More like curb stomp football match between the Ogreville Dandelions and the Trollzopolis Trolls. The Trolls got stomped, somewhat literally.
  • Curse Cut Short: In one of the Valli Girls' background songs for the series, "The Power of Five", the lyrics go:
    It doesn't matter if you scream or what spell you cast / We're five strong girls and we're gonna kick your—
  • Cursed with Awesome: Being a dragon for 3,000 years doesn't sound too bad, though Spinell didn't like it at all.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Many of the Trolls, including the main girls have hair that matches their eye colors.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Amethyst to an extent, and Topaz. Coal is a male example.
  • Cut Short: The show only lasted one season of 27 episodes. A second season was planned at one point, but it never materialized (presumably due to low ratings).
  • Cute Witch: The majority of Trolls, especially the main group.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Onyx likes gothic clothes and has morbid interests, but is a main hero.
  • The Dark Side: One of Simon's plans had Sapphire fall prey to this. Coaxed by a magic mirror, she grew narcissistic and power-hungry, deciding she didn't need her friends anymore. Though she did have regrets about it, and apologized once things were set right.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Ruby has bright red hair and Opal has light pink hair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Onyx. Also Spinell.
  • Demonic Possession: Gremlin Possession, actually; Topaz suffers this when she loses her self-esteem.
  • Descriptiveville: Trollzopolis is full of trolls, and neighboring town Ogreville is full of ogres.
  • The Dragon: Snarf, though he's not a literal dragon.
    • Simon also has a dragon who's a literal dragon, until he changes him back to Spinell.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: At least one case for Onyx, when she was desperate to find her Ancient. Also Zirconia seems to have had a few.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Onyx is reckless when driving her Skoot, which makes it hard when she decides to race Mica. Simon can't drive one at all.
  • Dumb Blonde: Topaz has her moments.
  • Egopolis: Pretty much every time Simon manages to take over Trollzopolis, he renames it after him. In fact, he has quite a few names on hand to choose from.
  • Element Number Five:
    • In the series, amber is the source of all magic and is generally treated as a fifth element.
    • One of the tie-in books, All That Glitters, is about the girls collecting five tree blossoms that represent the five facets of life. The fifth plant, auroriana, is rainbow-hued and protects against evil magic.
  • Enhanced on DVD: The DVDs have additional scenes after the televised episodes' endings, as well as extended end credits.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Seen when the Trollz are brainwashed to be evil. Unlike most female examples, they're less revealing, more like MIB suits. Given Simon's fashion sense it may be justified.
  • Evil Laugh: Simon, Snarf, and Coral have them.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: Villainous example; Simon overhears Coral, Opal, and Jade talking about where the BFFL are headed for vacation.
  • Expository Theme Tune: The theme tune describes how the girls use magic to fight evil, as well as their everyday activities.
  • Expressive Hair: It's mentioned in one of the episodes that sometimes when a Troll experiences emotion turmoil their hair goes floppy.
  • Extreme Doormat: Amethyst used to only do what her friends wanted to do, and a big part of the first episode is her realizing she can't be like that anymore.
  • False Innocence Trick: Simon uses this to escape the Shadow World, pretending to be a scared little boy who'd been trapped there.
  • Famous Ancestor: Apparently Ruby is a direct descendant of King Trollemagne the First. Although this doesn't have much effect on the story.
    • There's a nice Continuity Nod with her last name, Trollman, being a watered-down version of Trollemange.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Simon, they tend to become more prominent when he's showing just why he was locked away in the first place. Although they do come across as Cute Little Fangs at times.
  • Fashion Show: Topaz tries one of these after seeing Jasper looking at models; however, he thought they looked silly.
  • Fiery Redhead: Ruby has quite the temper and, overall, is hot-blooded.
    • Coral, too, when agitated.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Topaz does this while possessed by Simon. It doesn't work until her friends help out.
  • Five-Man Band: Each of the girls fits an archetype in the group.
  • Five-Man Band: The boy Trollz have this, too.
  • Foreshadowing: In "The Tree and the Dragon" Obsidian saves the Trollz from the dragon by summoning musical instruments. Both the dragon and Onyx cover their ears, clearly disliking the music. The girls and their Ancients have similar traits, and the dragon turns out to be Spinell, Onyx's Ancient.
  • Forgotten Superweapon: Villainous example with Snarf. He went One-Winged Angel a grand total of four times in a 27-episode series, and two of those times were in the first two episodes he appeared in. The third time was in episode 11—for about 5 seconds of screen time. The fourth time was the last episode he appeared in, without even a Transformation Sequence.
    • Simon's staff was used in Episode 6 and never seen again, despite the fact that it amplified his magic.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Everyone has four fingers instead of five.
  • Fridge Horror: An in-universe example happens when Amethyst, Sapphire, and Onyx visit Miss Tourmaline's shop and see her huge collection of gems. Amethyst wonders whose tummies gave them up, with Onyx remarking that it's creepy. The fact that Miss Tourmaline is Snarf makes it worse.
  • Funny Afro: Jasper used to have one until Amethyst's spell made his hair disappear.
  • Gender-Restricted Ability: Only girl Trollz can use magic. Originally boys could too, until Simon got his hands on it.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • In one episode, Coal distracts Snarf by telling him that his fly's undone. After being tricked, Snarf realizes that he doesn't wear pants.
    • In the same episode, the girls used this subverted rhyme when fighting Simon:
    "Simon is crude and Simon is crass, turn this loser into a DONKEY!"
    • On the website, Ruby asks in a Q&A "What the spell are braces?"
  • The Ghost:
    • Ruby mentions having a cat a few times, but Za-Za is never seen in-show.
    • Onyx and Topaz mention having little brothers, but they're never seen either. (Sapphire is an only child, incidentally.)
  • Girliness Upgrade: Compare these to the Troll dolls they were based off of.
  • Glamour Failure: Throughout the series, magically disguised people can be revealed by their reflections.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: Normally, the girls' hair is curved. When they are upset or turn evil, it's all spiky.
  • Grand Finale: The final story arc had the BFFL sealing Simon and Snarf away for 1,000 years, reaffirming their friendship, and ending with a Farewell Luau.
  • Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!: Mr. Trollheimer is quite good-looking compared to the rest of the Ancients. Sapphire even commented that he was cute.
  • Green Aesop: The tie-in book "Oops, I Polluted Again" dealt with pollution caused by skoot smoke, Sapphire's attempts to solve it, and Simon's attempt to use it against Trollzopolis.
  • Griping About Gremlins: Simon plays this straight and averts this; he's skilled at building magical machines, but has no aptitude for modern-day technology.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: Miss Tourmaline gets a closeup of her scratching her hairy legs.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: The tie-in video game, Hair Affair, has this as the plot. The BFFL use a spell to relive the same day over again until they can stop Simon from stealing their magic. In one loop he steals Obsidian's magic instead, forcing them to make the spell themselves.
  • Hair Reboot: All troll hair seems to have this quality.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Jasper is seen with an afro at first. Then Amethyst's spell makes him lose his hair permanently. He gets over it pretty quickly.
  • The Heart: Amethyst; her gem is even shaped like a heart.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Shale and Mica turn good after Onyx and Sapphire risk their lives to save them.
  • Hufflepuff House: In All That Glitters four of the five facets have stated uses. Rosalea is used for potions, vitronic is used for energy and fighting off illness, ebonthorn is a powerful magic conductor, and auroriana protects against evil magic. Whatever function blumeria has isn't described.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: Hairspray covering the screen, a hairbrush brushing the scene away, lipstick covering the screen, a spell phone entering the screen, lightning cracking the screen, and a spell bead exploding.
  • In-Name-Only: This show was based on the classic troll dolls, though it and the accompanying toyline only have the big hair and belly button gems in common.
  • In-Series Nickname: Trollhiti's volcano is unnamed, so Topaz names it "Mount Krakatrolla."
  • Ironic Echo: In the episode where Sapphire becomes proud and power-hungry, a Magic Mirror is egging her on by telling her she's special. Later, when it's revealed to be Simon, he captures her. When she protests that he told her she was special, he says "You ARE special—the Blue Plate Special!" and calls in orcs to eat her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ruby is frequently the source of initial conflict among the group, but she's also the most determined to help her friends if they're in trouble. A later story arc emphasizes this when she realizes her friends are acting mean like she does at times, so she vows to clean up her act.
  • Jive Turkey: Jasper is fond of using slang, and got into hip-hop over summer break.
  • Kick the Dog: Simon frequently mistreats Snarf, even though the latter is unwaveringly loyal to him.
  • Killer Rabbit: Snarf normally appears as a red cute-looking puppy, but get him mad and he turns into a vicious, hulking ogre.
  • Laughably Evil: Simon is a 3000-year-old gremlin who destroyed Trollzopolis once and wields powerful magic, but he looks and acts like a 9-year-old boy and has no aptitude for modern technology, leading to humorous moments. He's also quite proud of being evil, as is his sidekick Snarf.
  • The Leader: Ruby is the Trollz' self-proclaimed leader, even though Amethyst is the main heroine.
  • The Lost Woods: The Haunted Woodz, complete with Troll-Eating Ferns.
  • Magic A Is Magic A:
    • Spells vary depending on how you word them; Sapphire wanted to dance and be 'light on her feet', but made her feet glow when she rhymed with 'my feet feel light'. Spell beads can come in prefabricated form to cast specific spells, or blank for the user to create a spell on their own.
    • Girl trolls need spell beads to cast magic. This was averted when they cast a beadless transformation spell that required five to be used effectively, and when they were under Simon's control.
    • Only girl trolls can use magic. Originally everyone could until the Big Bad grabbed most of it and turned it evil, minimizing magic as a result.
    • The most powerful magic is done with five trolls from five different gem alignments.
    • Magic is powered via amber, found in the Amber Caves.
  • The Magic Goes Away/The Magic Comes Back: This was the focus of an entire arc when the heroes accidentally cause magic to disappear.
  • Magic Misfire: Happened a fair amount of times, usually with Ruby's spells.
  • Magical Girl: The Trollz are of the Cute Witch variety, using magic to make life less boring, though they also use it to fight against Simon when necessary.
  • Magitek: Trollzopolis is like this now. Originally it was totally magic-based, with boy Trollz as well as girls being able to use magic. Then Simon came along...
    • During the arc where the Sacred Altar is broken and magic disappears it's shown that most of the Troll technology uses magic as a power source at some level. The results include mass blackouts and more.
  • Mana Drain: In the backstory, Simon grabbed a lot of the magic and turned it evil, taking it from male trolls and minimizing it for girl trolls. His abilities in the present day include magic-draining as well.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Mica and his girlfriend Shale, who exploit Sapphire's crush on Mica and fake Shale breaking up with him to use her for their own means.
  • Medieval Stasis: Simon invokes this in the time travel arc, sending Trollzopolis to the Middle Ages with plans to make sure it stays that way.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Being an Ancient means you get to either save the day or be captured. Or, in Zirconia and Spinell's case, turned into a tree and dragon.
  • Merchandise-Driven: The show was made to help sell Trollz dolls.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: When the girls turn evil, the shines disappear from their eyes.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Hinted at with the dragon, who is actually Spinell.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: Reflections show the true forms behind magical disguises. This also includes reflections in water.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Snarf, at points. This can also be Nightmare Fuel.
  • Muggles Do It Better: The male Trollz' technical skills are greater than those of the females, on a whole. This became useful in the arc when magic disappeared.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: The school principal, Mr. Trollercrombie, is allergic to goldenrod and beasts from the realm of darkness which cause him to sneeze. Needless to say, when he starts sneezing you know something is going down.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: In one episode Sapphire meets a friendly ogre named Sandstone, who teaches her how to swim.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Averted; Simon isn't exactly the kind of name you'd want to run from.
    • Also averted with the football team the Ogreville Dandelions.
  • Nerves of Steel:
    • In the first episode, Ruby takes on who she thinks is an ogre with nothing but a tree branch.
    • In "Field Trip" Ruby and Rock face the ghost dogs out in the open, using magic and torches to fend them off.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Amethyst's Grandma is normally doing things like baking cookies, but mess with her granddaughter or her friends and she'll come to the rescue. Obsidian and Zirconia, while not literal grandmothers, fit this trope as well.
  • Never Say "Die": Averted and lampshaded.
    Amethyst: Ruby was going to tell the boys that she's sorr—
    Ruby: I thought we weren't going to say the s-word. Besides, I'm just apologizing to Rock!
    Amethyst: But Rock almost died when—
    Ruby: We weren't going to say the d-word either.
    • In another episode, when the girls are brainwashed into becoming evil, Ruby comments that her best friends tried to kill her.
    • Still another instance comes when the Trollz break the magic altar, endangering the Ancients' lives, and an angry Sapphire says "You don't want them to DIE, do you!?"
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The girls let Simon and Snarf out of their prison, and spend much of the series trying to put them back there for good.
    • In another episode, the girls and boys manage to break the Sacred Altar in the Amber Cavez, causing magic to disappear and endangering the Ancients' lives.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Simon is this once, though it doesn't work. When his dragon betrays him and frees Onyx, the two fly away. Simon's response is to change the dragon back into his true form, the troll Spinell... while he and Onyx are still in the air.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: Snarf is said to be half ogre and half dog. Which leads to Squick about how he came about, he did mention having a mother once...
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Simon has his moments of this, particularly in the arc where he turned the girls evil.
  • Old Master: Of the Ancients, Obsidian and Mr. Trollheimer fit this the most, teaching the girls and preparing them to fight Simon.
  • Older Than They Look: Most of the Ancients look suitably old, except for Mr. Trollheimer who looks like he's in his thirties. Why this is so is never brought up.
  • One-Winged Angel: Snarf can turn from a cute puppy into a snarling ogre-demon.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Only one is seen, though it hates certain kinds of music, is afraid of cats, has painful fire-breathing sneezes, and is really a transformed Troll.
  • Parental Abandonment: Of the girls, we only see Amethyst's mom and grandma, Sapphire's mom, and Ruby's dad; the latter only appeared in one episode. Where Onyx and Topaz's parents are is never addressed. We never see the boys' parents at all, though Alabaster's very rich father is mentioned a few times.
  • Pet the Dog: In the arc where the town was sent back to the Middle Ages, Amethyst stood up for Coral, the Alpha Bitch, when Simon threatened her. When things went back to the present Coral thanked her, even if she couldn't remember why.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: Simon often sets these up. Justified as their friendship is the key to defeating him.
  • Power Glows: Female Trollz' gems glow when they first gain their magic and cast spells. Since a Troll has her magic all her life, a gem fading or not glowing at all is a sign something's wrong.
  • The Power of Friendship: The Power of the Five runs off of this, and is often the key to defeating Simon.
  • Powers in the First Episode: Amethyst's powers manifest after her friends' already have, and the first episode has spells cast by a single Troll. In the second episode they cast their first spell together, turning Coal into ice and opening the rift to unleash the Big Bad.
  • Precursors: Simon turning most of the magic evil scared the Trollz' ancestors enough to diminish what was left for girls and neutralize it for boys, reducing magic to a plaything. Obsidian feels the girls will bring a new era of magic to the Trollz.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Simon is over 3,000 years old. He looks and acts like a 9-year old.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Amethyst's dog Wa-Wa. It even has her hairstyle. The other girls have pets too, but aside from Ruby mentioning a cat a couple times, they were never brought up or seen on the show.
    • The Trollzopolis school mascot, Puff. It's a cute kitty!
    • Snarf, when he's in puppy form. Most of the time.
  • Rock Theme Naming: The girls get gems while the boys get rocks and minerals. They even used obscure gems like tourmaline.
  • Sailor Earth: With the whole Rock Theme Naming going on, there's a high potential for fan characters. A popular one is Emerald, as green isn't represented in the color spectrum the girls have.
  • Scotireland: Spinell has an accent like this.
  • Secret Legacy: Amethyst's Grandma is an Ancient. Once, her Mom helped out too by giving her a magical, powerful necklace that her grandma used to wear.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Simon and Snarf are this. The girls accidentally let them out.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Zirconia is more like Sealed Good in a tree.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: In episode 6, Simon's magic blasts knock a missing ingredient, a stalactite, into a potion, resulting in his banishment.
  • Shout-Out: Amethyst's last name, van der Troll, is a reference to Anneliese van der Pol.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Simon's magic is a sickly green.
  • Signature Sound Effect: The school principal's arrival or exit is always accompanied by the sound of squeaky/squishy footsteps.
  • Smurfing: This show is extremely guilty of this. Even molecules are known as trollicules.
  • Species Surname: Pretty much every Troll's surname has some form of the word troll in it.
  • Spiritual Successor: It received one in Space POP, which was produced by the same person that made Trollz. The SpacePOP girls have similar archetypes and character designs to the Trollz characters, as do the villains, up to their pets resembling them.
  • Spoiled Brat: Ruby's the most well-off of the girls and isn't afraid to flaunt her wealth at times.
  • Spontaneous Crowd Formation:
    • A crowd gathered to watch a Mexican Standoff between Sapphire and Shale; however, some of their spells hit the audience members.
    • This also happens during Coral and Ruby's spelloff at Jasper's party.
  • The Stinger: On the DVDs each episode has an extra scene added at the end.
  • Stock Punishment: In the Middle Ages arc, the girls were put in pillories. Among other things, croutons were thrown at them.
  • Story Arc: Every three episodes are their own mini-arc.
  • Stylistic Suck: In one episode the Trollz see a 50s-style video about then-new technology, such as dishwashers.
    Ruby: This movie was old when my grandparents were young!
  • Suddenly Voiced: Coral's friends, Opal and Jade, never had speaking lines until the first episode of the very last story arc.
  • Sugar Apocalypse: The Trollz' way of life was destroyed in the past, as was their city. The world almost bit it, too, and some story arcs touch on this happening again if Simon isn't stopped.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Simon, a magical gremlin, has these.
  • Tag Line: "It's a hair thing!"
  • Taken for Granite: In the second episode, the girls turn Coal into ice by mistake. Obsidian said that the spell would only wear off when he melted, so they had to reverse things quickly.
  • Tame His Anger: Played with in the final episode, where the girls have all lost their tempers. Rather than losing their anger, they control and use their anger as a positive force.
  • Theme Naming: All the girls are named after gemstones. The boys are named after rocks and minerals.
  • Thick-Line Animation: The animation is very thick-lined, especially in closeups.
  • Trail of Bread Crumbs: When Onyx and Topaz head into the Haunted Woodz, Onyx leaves a trail of wild jellybeans to find their way back. Unfortunately, Topaz ate most of them.
  • Training Montage: The girls put Onyx through one to help her win the Skoot race.
  • Tsundere: Ruby is this for Rock.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Gender-inverted with the Ancients, who consists of three women and two men.
  • "Uh-Oh" Eyes:
    • When Simon's disguised as a Troll, his pupils are larger than real Trolls' are.
    • Shale has noticeably different eyes than the other girls, though it's revealed that they're contact lenses. When she takes them off her eyes are normal.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: All the Trollz' pets look like them to a degree, sharing hairstyles and presumably personalities.
  • Use Your Head: Rock defeats Simon this way by smashing his talisman against his head.
  • Utility Magic: Thanks to Simon stealing a lot of magic in the past, magic in the present-day Trollzopolis is mainly used for convenience and getting around. Most technology is magic-powered to some degree, including spell phones, watches, and Skoots.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Your Troll on the website.
  • Voices Are Mental: Seen when Simon possesses Topaz.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: The Trollz sometimes have to balance world-saving with schoolwork.
  • We Can Rule Together: The first time the BFFL and Simon face off, he offers this and even gives them a chance to discuss it among themselves. Naturally, they turn down the offer.
  • Wham Line: In episode 4, the Trollz think Simon's a nice little boy and help free him from the Shadow World. Then Snarf catches up to them and approaches Simon.
    Snarf, to Simon: Did Snarf do good, Master?
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Zirconia and Spinell, despite having been introduced before the Brought Down to Normal arc, are not mentioned among the possible Ancient casualties. Their absence in the arc where the girls turn evil is Hand Waved away by saying they were safely out of reach, but too weak to help. To make up for this, the Beach Episode arc revolves around them a lot.
  • When Trees Attack: In "The Big Test" Simon sends walking fir trees to capture Ruby.
  • Wizards Live Longer: Implied to be the case with the Ancients.
  • World Building: This show has a detailed system of magic, several historical events are mentioned, and in one episode the wheres and whys of how girl trolls get their magic is explained. They even have a different calendar system.
  • Xanatos Gambit / Batman Gambit: Simon pulls off one of these in the Story Arc where the girls turn evil. It relies on the likely outcome, but he also plans for the initial plan to fail. He poses as a new girl in school and befriends them, at the same time ostracizing Fiery Redhead Ruby. He and Snarf feed the other four girls cookies, which makes them brainwashed. However, that episode he's defeated, so that would be the end of it, right? Wrong. In the next episode it's revealed that the cookies were time-delayed, and slowly turning the girls evil. He uses Ruby's fondness for pranks and occasional jerkish tendencies to make her think it's her fault they're acting rowdy, and Ruby doesn't realize his involvement until it's too late.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Lots of things that end in 's' end with 'z', including the title of the show.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Done in the arc where Simon turned back time to the Middle Ages. Instances of stuff ending in '-eth' abounded.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: When the girls enter the Shadow World during the day, they were only there for a short time, but when they came back the mall was closed and it was late at night.
  • Yes-Man: Shale's Number Two, Nikki, agrees with whatever she asks even if she has reservations about it.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Some clip art has Onyx's hair and eyes as blue, not purple.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And green, and purple, and pink... Funnily enough, Ruby's fire-engine red color is dyed. Her natural color is brown.

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