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Yin Yang Yo is an Animated Series which aired in Toon Disney's Jetix block (later Disney XD). It retains the same creative team behind Nickelodeon's The Fairly Oddparents and Danny Phantom so naturally there are quite a few similarities.Yin and Yang are twin rabbits: Yin, the studious and socially aware girl, is constantly mortified and embarrassed by her dirty, disheveled, violent, greedy and self-indulgent (but still miraculously on the side of good) brother, Yang. Together, they study the ancient art of Woo Foo under the tutelage of the grumpy old panda Master Yo, who once had his own Woo Foo glory days.Yin's studies are Woo Foo magic while Yang's are Woo Foo combat, hence the "might and magic" standard above. They both are eager to prove themselves, partly because they want to master what they've learned, but also because the Big Bad has rendered it so the entire world thinks Woo Foo is stupid and laughable. The problem is that, as twins and polar opposites, they get on each other's nerves and get in each other's way often but, when they do finally set aside their differences and actually work together, they prove to be very formidable.Feel free to contribute to the Character Sheet
This series provides examples of:
Action Girl: Yin and eventually Lena after she learns how to use Woo Foo.
Aerith and Bob: Aside from the titular protagonists who have names derived from the Taoist philosophy, there's normal English names like Dave, Lina, Roger, and Coop. Then there are names like Ultimoose and The Boogeyman.
Ambiguously Gay: Carl, The Evil Cockroach Wizard... mainly because of his accent.
He once used a giant robot in the shape of a giant pink stiletto-heeled stripper-boot, he's been seen being fitted for a dress by his mother (who the dress wouldn't fit, of course, as she's a dragon (don't ask), with no sign that it was unwilling, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Carl's accent is the straightest thing ABOUT the character.
And Now You Must Marry Me: A non-villainous example in "For The Love of Clamboy": Yin accepts the jewel from Clamuel and agrees to be his "super special friend" when all she really wanted was the jewels. According to his tradition, she has to marry him.
Artistic License – Biology: All the animal characters such as Yin and Yang, Master Yo, Yuck, Lina (a dog), and Coop would certainly have tails yet none of them do. In addition, there's also the fact some of the characters have floating ears yet can hear out of them just fine.
Master Yo: I'm looking for a couple of children: lazy, pink and blue, ears ain't attached to their heads... no tails.
In "Yin Yang You", Yin, Yang, Lina, and Carl being trapped inside the real world causes them to slowly change into anatomically correct animals. To all four of them, this is ... less than good. To different degrees:
Yin and Yang are upset, since they have trouble controlling their "hoppy" legs and can't hold things with their paws.
Lina is mainly just annoyed, because "talk to the paw" is a terrible Catch Phrase.
Carl is grossed out over becoming a real cockroach but is too distracted by his latest scheme to pay it too much mind.
Art Shift: There are a few scenes which are drawn to look like a children's picture colored with crayons:
"Gone-A-Fowl" has the slideshow done by Yang.
"For The Love of Clamboy" has a demonstration of the Super Special Friends ceremony also done by Yang.
"Upstanding Yuck" during Yuck's flashback.
Bad Future: The premise of "Deja Foo", Yang creates a future where Ultimoose becomes the new Night Master when he found the Amnesulet but he managed to hit the Reset Button on it. When Yang use this as a advantage to start deliberately hurt others in attempt to get revenge, it's even worse when he forgot about the Amnesulet and got Yin and Master Yo killed by Ultimoose in the process! Yang managed to prevent the future from happening by being nice this time around and stopped Ultimoose, with the help of the other villains who Yang was nice to!
Book Dumb: Yang who shows a few times he’s capable of witty tricks and can get the upper hand against smarter villains when he tries. He simply shows a lack of interest in general education.
Brains and Brawn: Done between the twins with Yin and Yang, respectively. Although Yin is fairly well strength wise, she's much more reliant on her intelligence and magic and Yang really enjoys to hit stuff along with Obfuscating Stupidity.
Brick Joke: This series runs on these, but the biggest one comes from ULTIMOOSE: in "The Trouble with Twonicorns", he says he wants to pick up chicks, with his horns showing a baby chicken the last episode of the series has ULTIMOOSE honestly attracting Coop's mom.
Brother Chuck: After "Welcome to the Dark Tomorrow", Molecu-Lars vanished without any explanation.
Dave who receives a fair amount of beatings and ill treatment from his friends no matter the situation. Ironically, he’s one of the strongest characters due to his ability to speak to trees and use them during battle.
Carl and Ultimoose are often shunned and mocked by other villains due to their idiocy.
Clown School: A fighting variation appears here. Yin and Yang spend the episode learning Clown-Fu, a martial arts based on clowning around. Yo was a former practitioner and Yang accels at it. However, the techniques do not the work on humorless foes (here, the accountants) resulting in the kids using their Woo-Fu to defeat said accountants.
Couch Gag: After the title comes a random line from the episode, often one that sounds horribly wrong out of context.
Covered in Mud: In "Basic Yin-Stinct", Yin struggles to decide which path of a fork in the road to take while Yang drives them on a scooter. Due to failing to make a decision fast enough, the scooter runs into a tree and sends her flying into mud.
Yin: Mud? I don't land in mud!
Creepy Doll: The doll Yang wins for Yin in "A Toy Story" is this, only because Zarnot is controlling it from the inside and tries to kill Yang.
Crystal Ball: Saranoia and Carl both have these to spy on the twins occasionally.
Cute Bruiser: Being pink and blue bunnies, both twins do qualify.
In "Yin Yang Yuck!", he decides to walk right in the middle of a busy street, causing cars to crash into each other. When an angry driver honks at him, Yuck replies "Beep at me again. See what happens." The driver does and so Yuck decides to beat the crap out of him.
Also in "Yin Yang Yuck!", when Master Yo refuses to train Yuck, Yuck responds by trying to kill him.
In "Imperfect Fooplicates", a fooplicate claims that he doesn't want to go to the ice cream shop, the place Yuck ordered they go to. Yuck's response: throw a blast at him and yell "You'll do what l say!"
Does This Remind You of Anything?: Amongst many edgy jokes in “Fighting Fooberty”, Yang’s jittery, eager response to Lina is incredibly similar to a boy experiencing arousal.
First Kiss: Yin hopes to have this in "Falling Yin Love". Yin really grows to like Brett and the two of them do kiss in the end. It's revealed to be Yuck and Yin's kiss provided him with enough power to regain his physical form.
Fun with Acronyms: In an attempt to stop Yang from advertising dangerous toys, Yin decides to form an alliance against him titled Mothers Against That Jerk Yang. When trying to shorten it into an acronym, she obviously struggles to pronounce it. A woman standing by then suggests they title it "S.A.M.A.N.T.H.U.H".
Furry Reminder: Though not always, there are a few subtle elements of this. During "Mission Yin-Possible", Yin states that her and Yang could get over the lasers by jumping. Yang looks at her with a confused expression before bluntly reminding them that their rabbits.
Yang stomps his foot repeatedly during "Fighting Fooberty" which can be a sign of excitement.
Yin and Yang's ears can be rather expressive when frightened, alert, happy, or sad.
"Yin Yang You!" is practically built on this with the cartoonish aspects of Yin, Yang, Lina, and Carl becoming realistic and annoying them due to their inconvenience. In fact, this is the only episode that identifies Lina as a dog.
Yang yelling "Pellets!" whenever he's annoyed in general.
The sheer amount of time they use the word "sucks" (as in "This sucks!!") is mind-boggling, especially for family friendly Disney.
Every single scene of "Fighting Fooberty" is sufficient to make anyone over the age of 12 slightly green in the face.
A scene in "Basic Yinstinct" has Yang get away with calling Yin flat chested.
In "Yin Yang Yuck!", Yuck comes out of the bathroom laughing about how hard it is to get "blood and car parts off your knuckles".
In "Camp Magic Pants", there is a giant gold statue of pants in the camp and winning a game allows you to touch it. Yang comments, "Is it alright if I touch it in the ankle area?" Yin also later says, "...Down in the ankle area so there's nothing creepy about it."
In "Master Dave", Yang exclaims at the beginning of the episode, "Go for the nuts, Yin. I mean the bolts too, but go for the nuts."
From the same episode, Carl says, "Yes, yes, honestly! I mean, I'm trying to be all evil and rampage-y here, and you keep sticking your beak in my business, which sounds a lot dirtier than it actually is..."
In "The Hex of the Ex" Yin is going through a montage of rejecting Coop. The final scene shows theme in a fiery area, where Yin states "It has not, as of yet frozen over.
Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: A good portion of the characters go about in only a shirt, a belt, or some form of accessory as an outfit. There is a still amount of background or side characters who wear a full set of clothing.
Hammer Space: All of the characters seem to have this but especially Yang who can pull out his sword at any time.
Harmless Villain: Varies constantly with Carl. On one hand he’s an incredibly flamboyant cockroach wizard who still lives with his mother and feels the need to remind people that he’s evil. But when provoked, he can do a fair amount of damage with his magic.
Heart Symbol: Yang leaves them behind him [where a cartoon character would ordinarily leave a puff of smoke] as a wake when he realizes his crush likes him back.
In the episode "Upstanding Yuck", Yuck was beaten up by a group to become good and then became evil again when he got beaten up by Yin and Yang one too many only to realize that he was good all along.
In the episode "Crawling with the Enemy", a disguised Carl teams up with Yin and Yang to take down one of Eradicus' corporations. At the end of the episode, moved by how good Yin and Yang had treated him, he removed his disguise, says that he doesn't want to be evil anymore and be friends with them. He's kicked out.
In "Dance Dance Devastation", Carl puts a spell on the dance game Yin and Yang are playing that forces them to dance and sometimes sing against their will: if they don't, a monkey that keeps following them zaps the two. They later use this to their advantage and become Dance Battlers.
Yin and Yang beat Yuck in "Camp Magic Pants" by making the gold pants dance with disco music and disobey him.
Yang: Silly Yuck, don't you know: everyone's pants love disco.
The Parachute Pants of Punishment are a pair of large golden pants that make one dance like MC Hammer. After accidently ruining the Skirt of Ultimate Protection, Yang is forced into said pants and begins dancing embarassingly against his will.
Mooning: Yang does at the end of "The Yindianapolis 500" to President Muffin, despite the fact that he doesn't even wear pants.
Morph Weapon: Yang can change his sword into a staff, nun-chucks, a jam hammer, and fruit.
My Beloved Smother: It's made obvious that Herman relishes his mother's doting, but when Carl briefly gets his mother's undivided love and attention in Mission Yin-possible, he finds that being the favorite entails a lot more babying than he is comfortable with.
Never Say "Die": Destroy is a common replacement for the villains though “die” is often used during more serious moments.
Master Yo: You could have been killed!
There's also in "Yin Yang Who?" after Yin jumps in front of a Woo Foo Aura Drain, she's aware that she'll die soon.
Yin: That was the Aura Drain and now I'm gonna d...di...
Yang: Dance? Oh great, and now I'm gonna yack. Bucket!
And in "Attack of the Vidiots" when The Lesson tries to destroy the game that Yang is inside in.
Yin: Whoa whoa whoa! If you break the game while he's inside it, he'll totally die or something!
Obfuscating Stupidity: Yang is smarter than he pretends to be but he does this in order to be able to get away with things.
Obsessed Are The List Makers: In "Slumber Party of Doom", Yin creates an incredibly long list of what she feels is necessary to throw the perfect sleepover that must be performed at specific times. This causes her friends to become very annoyed.
Yin: Some say I'm obsessive, I say I'm a well oiled fun machine!
Lina: I say obsessive.
Off Model: A recurring error is giving Yang eyelashes or taking away Yin's.
In the opening, Yin's eyes briefly look purple instead of blue.
Power Glows: Woo Foo can be transferred into weapons, making them glow an often yellow color when especially powerful.
Power Nullifier: The Woo Foo Aura Drain is able to drain any Woo Foo powered user of their powers as well as causing them to slowly die unless they come in contact with either of their parents to save them: Yin has this done to her by Eradicus in an attempt to save her brother. She is saved by Master Yo.
Power Trio: Master Yo, Yin and Yang, as well as the Chung Pow Kitties.
Slapstick Knows No Gender: Though Yang receives a fair amount of slapstick, Yin and Lina tend to get hurt for the sake of laughs pretty often. The most prominent example is in “Splitting Hares” when Yin is shot off a cliff by Carl and breaks most of her bones on her way down a rocky hill.
Stalker with a Crush: Coop constantly attempts to spy on Yin and ask her out on dates only to be shot down. Also Yang whose more subtle than Coop, but makes plenty of advances on Lina that she finds more odd than charming.
Stealth Pun: At an all-bear formal party, Yang asks where the bathroom is: a bear politely indicates the woods. Yang looks confused for a moment, then smacks his forehead and says, "Duh, of course."
Straw Feminist: Saranoia who is determined to take Yin away from her male teacher and brother because she’s convinced she’s being abused.
Twin Telepathy: Yin and Yang occasionally hit the same thought at the same time and/or finish each other's sentences when they're separated and in danger.
Yang has used it to find Yin on occasion, though not entirely under his own control.
Twinkle Smile: When Yuck appears in "Upstanding Yuck", there are a few quick shots of his now clean self including one of his teeth sparkling.
Unusual Euphemism: "Pellets" and "hippity-hoppity hard" are pretty common phrases used by both Yin and Yang to express anger or annoyance. There's also quite a few ways of saying "Foo" such as "mother of Foo" or "what the Foo".
Carl is incredibly competent and dangerous when it comes to being a wizard, but enraging him makes him act like a six year old with a temper tantrum. This is shown in the season one finale, where Carl for once isn't fighting enemies who snark at him, allowing him to focus and take out hordes of opponents.
Herman's allergic reaction to panda fur. There is exactly one panda left, but still.
Witty Banter: There's a small exchange in "Personality Problem" about this.
Yang: So, should we start with some witty banter or just bring the pain?
Yuck: Pain is good. Especially when I'm serving it-Ha! And I'm serving it up BIG TIME!
Wonder Twin Powers: The Woo Foo Aura results in a giant energy form made up of Yin and Yang working together so their Battle Aura combines into a half-pink, half-blue Battle Bunny.
Turned up a notch when Master Yo is also involved in it, his aura is green. Not surprising when you think about it.
Carl can be seen in this way. It is implied on numerous occasions that his failed attempts at being a villain efficiently and the physical abuse of his older brother, is resentment that motivates him to try to defeat Yin and Yang to impress his mother.