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YMMV: The Secret Saturdays
  • Complete Monster: V.V. (Vincent Vladislav) Argost is the Faux Affably Evil nemesis of the Saturday family and, in actuality, a cryptid himself. As the Himalayan Yeti, Argost murdered people for pleasure, preying upon the humans who wandered through the mountains and taking "souvenirs" off their bodies. Two of his victims were Drew and Doyle Saturdays' parents. When confronted with this, Argost only says he can't be bothered to remember all of the people he's killed. Throughout the series, Argost was obsessed with finding Kur, a god who had the power to control all cryptids. Eventually, Argost discovered that Zak Saturday was Kur himself, and so Argost began plotting to steal the boy's power. Eventually Argost managed to succeed in this by draining the god power out of Zak Monday, the evil alternate dimension counterpart of Zak Saturday; this had the side effect of killing the boy. With his newfound powers, Argost ordered his cryptid army to wage war against every major human capital city, with the ultimate goal to Kill All Humans and rule all cryptids. Though already possessing a god's power, Argost craved more power still, and so he killed Zak Saturday to drain his power as well, just as he did to Monday. Ever the showman, Argost took to committing atrocities with a theatrical flourish and dry humor, relishing the screams of his victims and considering the destruction of mankind as just another one of his grand performances.
  • Creator Worship: Jay Stephens receives TONS of this as an active member of the Toon Zone forums.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Doyle. It's generally agreed that his addition to the team was a welcomed improvement for the show.
  • Evil Is Cool: V.V. Argost, Van Rook, and a large number of the other villains.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Abby Gray after her Face-Heel Turn.
  • Fan Yay: Doyle is loved by gay fans.
  • Genius Bonus: The number of obscure cryptids in the series. How many of you have ever heard of the Tapire-iauara or the Orang pendek?
  • Growing the Beard: The show, already good, improved a lot when Doyle joined the team.
  • Idiot Plot: When the Secret Scientists took the Kur Stone away from Argost 11 years prior to the start of the show, why didn't they smash it into a fine powder so that Argost could never possibly recover the thing, instead of just breaking into three pieces to hide?
    • On the off chance that Argost DID find Kur in some way that didn't involve the stone, the secret scientists probably needed some way to find Kur themselves. Plus, they lost something like twenty secret scientists to Weird World; if they just ended up smashing the stone, those scientists would have died for nothing.
  • Magnificent Bastard: V.V. Argost. A man who oozes charisma and actually manages to come out ahead of the heroes in multiple episodes.
  • Memetic Sex Goddess: Drew Saturday.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Everything Argost does cements him as this. Though the penultimate episode reveals he crossed this before the show ever began, as the Himilayan Yeti, he murdered many humans, including Drew and Doyle's parents, for fun and took personal belongings as souvenirs. Even Van Rook found this appalling.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Everything about V.V. Argost after his true identity is revealed. Ditto for Zak after we learn that he's Kur.
  • So Okay, It's Average: the show is just okay in general: its high points being great dialogue (almost always from Zak, Doyle, or Fiskerton) and creativity while its low points are its somewhat limited animation and slow character development. Season 2 is definitely an improvement but it still hasn't quite grabbed the viewers' attention.
  • They Changed It So It Sucks: A bit of an odd case for this one. In the Ben 10: Omniverse episode T.G.I.S., the Saturdays and Argost crossed over into the world of Ben10 where they all got redesigns (Omniverse has a very different animation style.) Also, only one voice actor from the original series returned. The fans were... rather upset.
  • Toy Ship: Zak and Wadi.

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