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* VictoryIsBoring: After putting away every supervillain in the city, Captain Amazing is left with only incompetent gangs of thugs, which prompts him to get Casanova Frankenstein released.

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* VictoryIsBoring: And unprofitable. After putting away every supervillain in the city, Captain Amazing is left with only incompetent gangs of thugs, which prompts him to get Casanova Frankenstein released.


* TokenMinority: Invisible Boy and The Sphinx are the only people of color on the team.

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* TokenMinority: Invisible Boy and The Sphinx are the only people of color on the team. The Bowler is the only woman among them.


* TokenMinority: Invisible Boy is the only member of the team who isn't white.

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* TokenMinority: Invisible Boy is and The Sphinx are the only member people of color on the team who isn't white.team.


* StormingTheCastle: The attack on Casanova's mansion and driving straight through the gate.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Carol the Bowler is the only woman on the team. She's also the only woman in the film who's a main character, or has more than a few scenes or lines.



* StormingTheCastle: The attack on Casanova's mansion and driving straight through the gate.



*** The Blue Raja has vast array of specialized forks, a well-researched back story and is a rather knowledgable history buff.

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*** The Blue Raja has vast array of specialized forks, a well-researched back story and is a rather knowledgable knowledgeable history buff.



* TokenMinority: Carol the Bowler is the only woman on the team. Invisible Boy is the only who isn't white.

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* TokenMinority: Carol the Bowler is the only woman on the team. Invisible Boy is the only member of the team who isn't white.


* ParentalNeglect: Invisible Boy tells his father "Hey dad, I'm taking three strange men into my room" when he has The Blue Raja, The Shoveler and Mr. Furious over in a testing tone. His dad doesn't even appear to notice any of it, indicating this is a long-running feature of their relationship.



*** Dr.Heller has an arsenal of non-lethal weaponry

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*** Dr. Heller has an arsenal of non-lethal weaponry



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The FamousLastWords of [[spoiler:Captain Amazing]] are a grousing: "Uh-oh, wrong switch."

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The FamousLastWords of [[spoiler:Captain Amazing]] are a grousing: grousing "Uh-oh, wrong switch."



* TokenMinority: Carol the Bowler is the only woman on the team. Invisible Boy is the only who isn't white.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dr. Annabelle Leek joins Casanova as his evil concubine, then vanishes without a trace halfway through the movie. [[WordOfGod DVD supplemental materials]][[invoked]] say there were originally some very funny bits with her that got cut out. According to the script on IMDB, she angrily tries to shoot Casanova when he's having an IHaveYouNowMyPretty moment with Monica, accusing him of living up to his name as TheCasanova. Casanova turns on the charm, convincing Anabel to drop the gun, then tells her YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and tosses her out a window to her death. The heroes when scaling the building later see her fall her and hear her inevitable thud.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Everybody on the team, which is central to the premise but special mention goes to Invisible Boy who can only turn invisible when nobody is looking; this is only useful when trying to avoid electronic detection in a room where everybody is on his side and agrees not to look at him.
* WhyDontYouMarryIt: The Bowler says this to the Shoveler about Mr. Furious, which turns into an ArgumentOfContradictions.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dr. Annabelle Leek joins Casanova as his evil concubine, then vanishes without a trace halfway through the movie. [[WordOfGod DVD supplemental materials]][[invoked]] say there were originally some very funny bits with her that got cut out. According to the script on IMDB, she angrily tries to shoot Casanova when he's having an IHaveYouNowMyPretty moment with Monica, accusing him of living up to his name as TheCasanova. Casanova turns on the charm, convincing Anabel to drop the gun, then tells her YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and tosses her out a window to her death. The heroes when scaling the building later see her fall her and hear her inevitable thud.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Everybody on the team, which is central to the premise but special mention goes to Invisible Boy who can only turn invisible when nobody is looking; this is only useful when trying to avoid electronic detection in a room where everybody is on his side and agrees not to look at him.him (he even has to close his eyes, since it also doesn't work when he's looking at ''himself'').
* WhyDontYouMarryIt: The Bowler says this to the The Shoveler about Mr. Furious, which turns into an ArgumentOfContradictions.


-->''' The Bowler''': So you're a British man who converted to Islam, sort of like Music/CatStevens?\\

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-->''' The Bowler''': So you're a British man who converted to Islam, sort of like Music/CatStevens?\\Cat Stevens?\\


'''Captain Amazing: '''"... - Ah, dang!"

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'''Captain Amazing: '''"... - Ah, dang!"


* {{Irony}}: Invisible Boy can ''actually'' become transparent,...but only when nobody, including himself, is looking directly at him. So he's already technically "invisible" even if he doesn't become transparent. [[spoiler:It actually does have a use, though. Turns out electronic cameras and sensors ''don't'' count as anybody looking.]]

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* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
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Invisible Boy can ''actually'' become transparent,...but only when nobody, including himself, is looking directly at him. So he's already technically "invisible" even if he doesn't become transparent. [[spoiler:It actually does have a use, though. Turns out electronic cameras and sensors ''don't'' count as anybody looking.]]



* LegacyCharacter: [Carol] The Bowler; her father, Carmine the Bowler, was a fairly well known crime-fighter before her. Bad guys derisively call her "Baby Bowler" because of this.

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* LegacyCharacter: LegacyCharacter:
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[Carol] The Bowler; her father, Carmine the Bowler, was a fairly well known crime-fighter before her. Bad guys derisively call her "Baby Bowler" because of this.



* LetsGetDangerous: Effectively summarizes the premise of this movie and is given a lampshade in the final battle sequence:

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* LetsGetDangerous: Effectively This effectively summarizes the premise of this movie and is given a lampshade in the final battle sequence:


** Captain Amazing's agent objects to Amazing's recent activities, complaining, "I'm not a magician!" The actor, Ricky Jay, ''is'' in fact a famous card magician.

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** Captain Amazing's agent objects to Amazing's recent activities, complaining, "I'm not a magician!" The actor, Ricky Jay, ''is'' really ''was'' in fact a famous card magician.



* HappilyMarried: The Shoveler and his wife, Lucille, may feud over his heroing, but they worry because they love each other. She outright tells them that he's "a good husband" but not a superhero.

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* HappilyMarried: The Shoveler and his wife, Lucille, may feud over his heroing, but they worry because they love each other. She outright tells them that he's "a good husband" husband and father" but not a superhero.



* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: When Capt. Amazing complains to his PR rep Vic about losing his sponsorships, Vic tells him that he's "a publicist, not a magician." [[note]]Ricky Jay, who plays Vic, was actually a magician in RealLife and was able throw playing cards with such deadly accuracy that would make Blue Raja proud.[[/note]]

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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: When Capt. Amazing complains to his PR rep Vic about losing his sponsorships, Vic tells him that he's "a publicist, not a magician." [[note]]Ricky Jay, who plays Vic, was actually a magician in RealLife and was able to throw playing cards with such deadly accuracy that it would make The Blue Raja proud.[[/note]]



* InsistentTerminology: The Blue Raja constantly corrects anyone who says that the Sphinx is mysterious -- he's actually ''terribly'' mysterious.

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* InsistentTerminology: InsistentTerminology:
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The Blue Raja constantly corrects anyone who says that the Sphinx is mysterious -- he's actually ''terribly'' mysterious.


* CardboardPrison: Averted, since what kickstarts the plot is the ''lack'' of free-roaming supervillains for Captain Amazing to fight. A couple of {{Awesome [=McCoolname=]}} types are mentioned as being out of action for good... so he ''[[InvokedTrope invokes]]'' the trope and gets one released -- one potent enough to give him a fight worthy of publicizing... [[spoiler:one which kicks his ass, leaving the Mystery Men to save the day.]]
-->'''Vic:''' Look, I'm a publicist, not a magician. You want big news, you have to big fights. A superhero needs a supervillain and, thanks to you, we've got none left.\\

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* CardboardPrison: Averted, since what kickstarts the plot is the ''lack'' of free-roaming supervillains for Captain Amazing to fight. A couple of {{Awesome [=McCoolname=]}} AwesomeMcCoolname types are mentioned as being out of action for good... so he ''[[InvokedTrope invokes]]'' the trope and gets one released -- one potent enough to give him a fight worthy of publicizing... [[spoiler:one which kicks his ass, leaving the Mystery Men to save the day.]]
-->'''Vic:''' Look, I'm a publicist, not a magician. You want big news, you have to have big fights. A superhero needs a supervillain and, thanks to you, we've got none left.\\


* EvilGenius: Casanova was able to build the Psycho-frakulator, something that was said to be impossible to build. Combines this with MadScientitst.

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* EvilGenius: Casanova was able to build the Psycho-frakulator, something that was said to be impossible to build. Combines this with MadScientitst.MadScientist.

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* EvilGenius: Casanova was able to build the Psycho-frakulator, something that was said to be impossible to build. Combines this with MadScientitst.


But after SuperVillain Casanova Frankenstein (Creator/GeoffreyRush) gets released from a mental institution -- thanks to the machinations of Captain Amazing himself, who is rapidly losing his corporate sponsors due to his crime-free city -- it's no time at all before he's gathered the local gang leaders (including Creator/EddieIzzard), built himself a super weapon, the Psycho-Fraculator, and captured Amazing.

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But after SuperVillain Casanova Frankenstein (Creator/GeoffreyRush) gets released from a mental institution -- thanks to the machinations of Captain Amazing himself, who is rapidly losing his corporate sponsors due to his crime-free city -- it's no time at all before he's gathered the local gang leaders (including Creator/EddieIzzard), built himself a super weapon, the Psycho-Fraculator, Psycho-frakulator, and captured Amazing.



* BondOneLiner: "Fraku-later, Frankenpuss."



* EvilIsNotAToy: Captain Amazing only wants a better villain to fight, but Casanova Frankenstein quickly gets the upper hand.
* EvilPlan: Casanova Frankenstein plans to use the Psycho-frakulator on the city, which will fry their brains. No one knows why he wants to do this, but then again, he ''did'' spend the last thirty years in a nut house.



* GratuitousDiscoSequence: Casanova Frankenstein's mansion and main gang all revolve around disco, which is supposedly dead.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Captain Amazing only wants a better villain to fight, but Casanova Frankenstein quickly gets the upper hand.
* EvilPlan: Casanova Frankenstein plans to use the Psycho-frakulator on the city, which will fry their brains. No one knows why he wants to do this, but then again, he ''did'' spend the last thirty years in a nut house.



* GratuitousDiscoSequence: Casanova Frankenstein's mansion and main gang all revolve around disco, which is supposedly dead.



** Also Pencilhead and Son of Pencilhead.



* RetroUniverse: There are traces of this here and there, especially with the reporters' fashion. As a whole, it seems to be a weird blend of the 40s, the 70s and then-present day late 90s.

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* RetroUniverse: There are traces of this here and there, especially with the reporters' fashion. As a whole, it seems to be a weird blend mesh of the 40s, the 70s and then-present day late 90s.


[[caption-width-right:302: ''Before the [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers]], there were...these guys.'' [[note]]Clockwise starting from the top: The Sphinx, Jeff/The Blue Raja, The Spleen, Roy/Mr. Furious, Eddy/The Shoveler, Invisible Boy and in the center, Carol/The Bowler[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:302: ''Before the [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers]], there were...these guys.'' [[note]]Clockwise starting from the top: The Sphinx, Jeff/The Blue Raja, The Spleen, Roy/Mr. Furious, Eddy/The Shoveler, Invisible Boy and in the center, Carol/The Bowler[[/note]]]]Bowler.[[/note]]]]


* {{Awesome [=McCoolname=]}}:

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* {{Awesome [=McCoolname=]}}: McCoolname}}:



* RetroUniverse: There are traces of this here and there, especially with the reporters' fashion. As a whole, it seems to be a blend of the 40s, the 70s and then-present day late 90s.

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* RetroUniverse: There are traces of this here and there, especially with the reporters' fashion. As a whole, it seems to be a weird blend of the 40s, the 70s and then-present day late 90s.

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