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YMMV: Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars
  • Adaptation Displacement - Few people seem to realize it started as a comic from an anthology series.
  • Anvilicious - Every episode was designed to teach an important lesson via the human character Willy DuWitt. That this required a rather complicated plan on the part of the toads, and typically left them with a rather humiliating defeat, really hammered it home.
  • Awesome Moments - The characters all get quite a few throughout the series:
    • Bruiser is able to scare every toad off of a planet all by himself by being broadcast over Toad TV. What makes this so cool is the fact he does it TWICE.
    • Toadborg completely dominates the Righteous crew in the third episode where they'd previously proven a match for everything the Toads could fire at them.
  • Cult Classic
  • Ear Worm - The animated series Theme Song: "I say Bucky! Captain Bucky O'Hare! Mutants, and aliens, and toads, beware"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Jenny, so very much. Deadeye also, to an extent.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop - Everyone in the Aniverse is fully aware that KOMPLEX is the only reason the Toads act as they do, yet they have no qualms with causing as much damage to them as possible or insulting them in some pretty harsh ways.
    • It may be because even before KOMPLEX the Toads weren't exactly the Aniverse's greatest bunch of guys to begin with. They were a society so decadent and lazy that they desiged an AI computer system to take care of even the most mundane tasks for them.
      • Still, the backstory provided still emphatically explains how they kept to themselves and didn't hurt anyone and had families and a society pretty much identical to the mammals' (aside from their diets). Decadent and lazy, yes, but mostly good. Their only "crime" pre-Komplex was lack of foresight.
  • Heartwarming Moments - After rebuffing a pretty young classmate who was trying to get him to help her cheat, finally realizing he can't let himself be fooled into thinking she likes him, Willy's girl pal gives him a kiss for wisening up.
  • Memetic Sex Goddess: Jenny and Felicia.
    • Some also prefer Mimi.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Matter-Transmuter. It doesn't work on living matter, true, but what happens to the people on the planet that was just turned into a cupcake?
    • Actually, it was a ship that got turned into a cupcake, and the crew could be seen floating away safely in space with parachutes—which, while it presents another physics problem, is par for the course for this series. Plus that was just on a propaganda video for KOMPLEX anyway, with scenes that probably weren't really happening. The planet that got transmuted was Toxus 2, which Willy mentioned was uninhabited before transmuting it into a giant Berserker Baboon to scare the toads away. Again, weird physics: apparently the gun can turn a barren planet into a living organism, just not affect living things directy. The real Nightmare Fuel is that the gun overloaded and blew up after that... meaning that there is a planet sized baboon that can apparently breath in space still wandering the Aniverse...
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: The tie-in NES game was popular among many of those who played it. The arcade game, which allows Bucky to defeat the toads once and for all, is without a doubt awesome.


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