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* AllYourColorsCombined: The seven brothers eventually combine into one to seal away the Snake Queen.

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* AllYourColorsCombined: AllYourColorsCombined:
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The seven brothers eventually combine into one to seal away the Snake Queen.


** Third Brother: Most impulsive of the brothers. His whole body [[spoiler:except his butt]] is [[SuperToughness indestr]][[NighInvulnerability uctible]].

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** Third Brother: Most impulsive of the brothers. His whole body [[spoiler:except [[spoiler:[[AchillesHeel except his butt]] butt]]]] is [[SuperToughness indestr]][[NighInvulnerability uctible]].[[NighInvulnerability indestructible]].


** Third Brother: Most impulsive of the brothers. His whole body [[spoiler:except his butt]] is indestructible.

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** Third Brother: Most impulsive of the brothers. His whole body [[spoiler:except his butt]] is indestructible.[[SuperToughness indestr]][[NighInvulnerability uctible]].


** Second Brother: Smartest of the brothers. He possesses SuperSenses in the form of telescopic vision and hearing.

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** Second Brother: Smartest of the brothers. He possesses SuperSenses in the form of telescopic vision and hearing.SuperHearing.


** Second Brother: Smartest of the brothers. He possesses clairvoyant powers like telescopic vision and hearing.

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** Second Brother: Smartest of the brothers. He possesses clairvoyant powers like SuperSenses in the form of telescopic vision and hearing.



** Fourth and Fifth Brother: They are twins, and have control over fire and water, respectively.
** Sixth Brother: Most mischievous of the brothers. He can turn invisible and incorporeal.

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** Fourth and Fifth Brother: They are twins, and have control over fire [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and water, [[MakingASplash water]], respectively.
** Sixth Brother: Most mischievous of the brothers. He can turn invisible become {{Invisible}} and incorporeal.[[{{Intangibility}} incorporeal]].


''Calabash Brothers'' ("Hu Lu Xiong Di", "Bottle Gourd Brothers", "Seven Brothers" or "Hulu Brothers") is a Chinese animated series that was produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio in 1987. It is notable for its use of paper cut-outs. The animation style evokes that of a traditional watercolor.

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''Calabash Brothers'' ("Hu Lu Xiong Di", "Bottle Gourd Brothers", "Seven Brothers" or "Hulu Brothers") is a Chinese animated series that was produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio Creator/ShanghaiAnimationFilmStudio in 1987. It is notable for its use of paper cut-outs. The animation style evokes that of a traditional watercolor.


* MoralEventHorizon: Despite showing glimpses of humanity and mostly acting out of self-preservation, the moment Scorpion Demon stabs Grandpa out of spite despite already having lost both of the demons spend their remaining screen time being beaten by the fully united brothers.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Snake Queen and her husband Scorpion Demon.

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* RuleOfSeven

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*MoralEventHorizon: Despite showing glimpses of humanity and mostly acting out of self-preservation, the moment Scorpion Demon stabs Grandpa out of spite despite already having lost both of the demons spend their remaining screen time being beaten by the fully united brothers.


* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: The evil demons are defeated and sealed again, but Grandpa is killed, and the seven brothers have to transform into seven peaks to prevent the demons from escaping again.]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: The BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The evil demons are defeated and sealed again, but Grandpa is killed, and the seven brothers have to transform into seven peaks to prevent the demons from escaping again.]]


* FrothyMugsOfWater: Averted hard. One episode has the Snake Demon throwing a banquet for two of the Calabash Brothers and ''openly'' serving them alcohol, which she later uses to defeat them both.

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* FrothyMugsOfWater: Averted hard.Averted. One episode has the Snake Demon throwing a banquet for two of the Calabash Brothers and ''openly'' serving them alcohol, which she later uses to defeat them both.

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''Calabash Brothers'' ("Hu Lu Xiong Di", "Bottle Gourd Brothers", "Seven Brothers" or "Hulu Brothers") is a Chinese animated series that was produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio in 1987. It is notable for its use of paper cut-outs. The animation style evokes that of a traditional watercolor.

The plot revolves around seven super-powered brothers born out of gourds. The primary villain is the Snake Queen (and later, her twin sister).
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!!''Calabash Brothers'' exhibits the following tropes:
* AllYourColorsCombined: The seven brothers eventually combine into one to seal away the Snake Queen.
** The sequel had all the brothers fusing together into the "Diamond Brother" with the help of a magic lotus given by a mountain spirit.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Exactly what the Snake Queen's strategies against each individual Calabash Brother consist of.
* BadBoss: The Scorpion Demon behaves like this towards his underlings.
* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: The evil demons are defeated and sealed again, but Grandpa is killed, and the seven brothers have to transform into seven peaks to prevent the demons from escaping again.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: The last calabash was taken by the villains and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy mind-wiped]] so that when the last Brother was born from it, he thought the Snake Demon and Scorpion Demon were his parents and turned against the others at their command.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Averted hard. One episode has the Snake Demon throwing a banquet for two of the Calabash Brothers and ''openly'' serving them alcohol, which she later uses to defeat them both.
* IneffectualLoner: Pretty much the entire [[AnAesop Aesop]] of the series. Each Calabash Brother begins by attempting to take down the demons' lair alone, and [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption each one ends up failing this way]]. Only the entire seven working together manage to seal the villains again.
* PersonalityPowers: All the seven brothers have a personality corresponding to their powers. For example:
** Big Brother: Lives up to his name. He can grow to titanic proportions, and has immense strength.
** Second Brother: Smartest of the brothers. He possesses clairvoyant powers like telescopic vision and hearing.
** Third Brother: Most impulsive of the brothers. His whole body [[spoiler:except his butt]] is indestructible.
** Fourth and Fifth Brother: They are twins, and have control over fire and water, respectively.
** Sixth Brother: Most mischievous of the brothers. He can turn invisible and incorporeal.
** Little Brother: Youngest and most trusting brother. He has a magic gourd that can vacuum up anything, even objects much bigger than it.
* RainbowMotif: The brothers are indeed rainbow color-coded.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The Snake Demon, and her sister in the sequel.
* TheStrategist: Both Snake Demons are highly good at figuring out the effective counter to each Calabash Brother's individual weakness and trapping them with it. The sixth Calabash Brother, who can become invisible, also has some of this in him and is the only one whose plan of attack almost manages to free the brothers that she has already trapped.
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