YMMV / Cyberchase

  • Angst? What Angst?: A minor case overall, but Season 10's Scanner, after losing his video game during the first episode via the events of personally stopping Hacker, is pretty darn chill about it. Straight priorities are definitely one thing, but considering how attached to the hip he was to that game throughout most of the episode, one would think he'd be a tad more disappointed at it breaking apart than he was, even with his newly-discovered blessings of physical activity.
  • Crapsaccharine World: All the worlds fit in their own cozy niche and feature relatively happy citizens, but are constantly being threatened by Hacker.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Slider, Creech, and Shari Spotter.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Ledge.
  • Mary Sue: Slider actually scores rather high on the Mary Sue Litmus Test, though he's still a reasonably good character and generally well-received by fans.
  • Narm: Motherboard being deconstructed in "A Battle of Equals".
    Motherboard: Hacker Alert—-FIND FIND FIND—-I am Motherboard—-FIND FIND
  • Nightmare Fuel: Ledge "Hackerizing" a majority of the cast with Inez being the only hold out. This includes Matt and Jackie who aren't even native to Cyberspace. Inez missed being Hackerized too by luck alone...
    • Motherboard's appearance is this for some due to falling into Uncanny Valley by having two entirely different shaped eyes.
    • The Frog in Trick or Treat also counts. Especially when the group are crawling around looking for it and it appears above their heads bearing a Slasher Smile.
  • Periphery Demographic: It's an Edutainment Show about elementary school math concepts. It has a trope sheet. In fact, a decent amount of high schoolers and college students have admitted they watched it.
    • There was also a formerly-active message board that required members to be over 18.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 9 is this due to no longer discussing mathematics, focusing on environmental problems. Season 10 continues this by having stock edutainment morals. The low-budget flash animation for both seasons is a downgrade for fans as well.
    • Also, "For Real". Harley failed to appear at all and Harry's Character Developement was completely undone, but also Bianca returned only to share segments with Harry and have her signature childishness be drastically toned down.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Happily Ever Afterville. Good lord, Happily Ever Afterville.
    • Taken Up to Eleven with a Cybersite called "Helping Hand Land" that mercifully only appeared in "Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green", which was as child-friendly as humanly possible and populated by a Barney expy.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: After having several seasons being traditionally animated, switching to Flash seemed very, VERY wrong.
  • Toy Ship: Matt/Inez and Slider/Jackie are the most popular.
  • Villain Decay: After running for so many years and having Hacker defeated so many times by the kids, this eventually was lampshaded heavily into the show that Hacker is now trying to renew his evil image because no one in Cyberspace is afraid of him anymore. Their new plotline involves a humanoid borg named Ledge trying to outsmart him as a villain; Ledge being Hacker's former fan until becoming disillusioned when Hacker dismissed him for his failure.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Flash seasons of the show are sometimes animated as badly as Johnny Test.
    • The main trio (and to a certain extent Motherboard, Hacker, Buzz and Delete) look very Off Model in the seventh episode of the series, "The Poddleville Case".
  • What an Idiot: When the Cybersquad and Dr. Marbles finally retrieve the Encryptor Chip from the ancient pyramid, Hacker sends Buzz and Delete down to steal it. What does Dr. Marbles do? He just stands there as they yank it from his hand.

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