* AcceptableTargets: 4Kids itself. Especially prevalent in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', where there is at least one TakeThat every episode.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: [=4Kids=] did release uncut [=DVDs=] of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' in late 2004/early 2005 in partnership with Creator/{{Funimation}}, but only got through the first nine episodes. They put these on their Website/YouTube channel, [[ScrewedByTheLawyers but had to take the subbed versions down since ADK didn't renew their contract with Yugi's Japanese voice actor]]. They also had subbed ''Anime/SonicX'' episodes on their [=YouTube=] channel for some time, and started freely referring to their properties as "anime".
* AnimationAgeGhetto: Due to 4Kids' censorship practices and some comments that effectively indicated their dead refusal to alter them (CEO Kahn, who eventually stepped down in 2011, said in a 2005 interview, "...if [anime fans] want this programming to come to the United States, then they're going to have to accept the fact that it's going to be available in two styles"), 4Kids effectively was one of the outlets enforcing the ghetto, potentially to the chagrin of Creator/{{Pixar}}, Creator/{{Disney}}, and Creator/DreamWorksAnimation. This effectively ended when the ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' licensing agreements fell into disarray, Kahn stepped back, alternate versions of animation arose, and Disney created a second Disney Renaissance.
* BrokenBase: Over whether or not 4Kids is really ''that bad''. On one hand, some of their dubs have been well-received (to most people anyway), most notably ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Yu-Gi-Oh'', and even ''Sonic X''. On the other hand, you got 4Kids applying a lot of very gratuitous edits to their dubs, complete with [[{{Narm}} narmy]] dialog, story arcs that were either rewritten or even skipped over, and, most infamously, constant [[{{bowdlerise}} bowdlerization]].
* CutAndPasteTranslation: Their ''Anime/OnePiece'' localization is so reviled some fans have accused it of being this; the others too are subject to debate.
** Given quite a hilarious ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=145 in this VG Cats comic.]]
** Poor, poor season 3 of ''Sonic X''...[[NeverSayDie by the way we do hope Shadow finds Maria again some day]].
* DeaderThanDisco: Once one of the most popular dub producers, 4Kids fell into this trope after the massive backlash from their dub of ''One Piece''. That backlash permanently stained the company's reputation, they lost most of their licenses, and they would later file for bankruptcy.
* EarWorm: Many of their {{Alternative Foreign Theme Song}}s.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: As far as their dubs outside of ''Pokémon'' and ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' go, their dub for ''Manga/ShamanKing'' was praised for being more liberal with death than their other shows and some humorous Woolseyisms. Though, considering that the show heavily involves spirits, NeverSayDie had to be avoided. It was also their only show aside from ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' to have uncut [=DVD=]s released. Their censorship was so loose, it even attracted ire from MoralGuardians.
* HamAndCheese: It's generally agreed that while their massive censorship and editing practices are controversial, the voice acting itself in their dubs tend to be top quality (if you can get past the bad dialog). In fact, 4Kids is how Creator/DanGreen got a lot of fan recognition. Also helps to note that the voice actors were paid higher than the typical union rates for anime voice work.
* MemeticMutation: [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/what-if-4kids-got-x "If 4Kids got X"]], which takes an anime, often one that is not child-friendly at all, and applies 4Kids' editing practices to it.
* MostAnnoyingSound:
** Some of the voices they give their characters can occasionally border on this trope (especially Sanji's from ''One Piece'', who sounds like a Brooklyn gangster with really bad nasal problems).
** A lot of the bombastic music that [[LullDestruction constantly plays]] in most of their dubs can get ridiculous after a while.
* NeverLiveItDown: 4Kids shall forever be remembered for their infamous [[{{bowdlerise}} censorships]] and American localization.
* SnarkBait: Good luck finding somebody who has any ''positive'' things to say about 4Kids.
** This usually doesn't extend to their voice actors since they were just reading scripts, and some, like Dan Green, Eric Stuart, Veronica Taylor and Sean Schemmel, are still well respected (for Schemmel, it helps that he went to FUNimation afterwards).
* SpecialEffectsFailure: A lot of their edits, due to how noticeable they are.
* SuperlativeDubbing: ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' and ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'' are considered to be the only legitimately good dubs to come out of 4Kids.
** [[BrokenBase And depending on who you ask]], the dubs of ''Pokémon'' and ''Shaman King'' are also of top-quality.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Pretty much any [[{{Macekre}} dub]] 4Kids made. Though ironically, when 4Kids lost the rights to dub the ''Pokémon'' anime, many fans were outraged at the new dub by The Pokémon Company USA and wanted 4Kids to continue the dub.
* UnacceptableTargets: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfJuJrqFhXM 4Kids voice actors singing the American national anthem REALLY badly and as their respective characters]]. We're pretty sure that ''Japanese'' characters shouldn't be singing a song about ''America''.
* UnfortunateImplications: 4Kids often tends to edit out everything that even remotely resembles Japanese culture in their dubs, despite that the shows they dub in question are made in ''Japan''. More than a few people have [[http://thejayman49.tumblr.com/post/147108343759/jbwarner86-featherfleece taken notice of this]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Toonzaki. It was 4Kids' attempt at targeting an older audience during their last few years in business and streamed anime from various licensors completely uncut.