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A movie for the series by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation is in development, [[https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dreamworks-animation-universal-pictures-set-2-movies-2021-1245893 slated for release in September 2021]].

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A movie for the series by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation is in development, [[https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dreamworks-animation-universal-pictures-set-2-movies-2021-1245893 originally slated for release in September 2021]].
2021, but [[https://www.thewrap.com/the-boss-baby-sequel-bumped-to-september-2021-the-bad-guys-moves-to-2022/ now planned for an unknown date in 2022]].



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#''The Bad Guys in The One?!'' (2020)


** One recurring background character is the title character of “Pig the Pug”, one of Aaron Blabey’s other book series.

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** One recurring background character is the title character of “Pig the Pug”, ''Literature/PigThePug'', one of Aaron Blabey’s other book series.

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* ApothecaryAlligator: Parodied. Granny Gumbo ''is'' an alligator in this case, while also being a witch doctor.


* TheCorruption: In "Dawn of the Underlord", [[spoiler:Mr. Snake is influenced by the evil overlords in the multiverse door, corrupting him into a monster. He gains the ability to do so against the others as well, but Agent Fox is able to snap them out of it before they are corrupted in full.]]



* EvilIsNotAToy: In "Dawn of the Underlord", [[spoiler:it turns out that the aliens of planet :( using the energy from an alternate evil dimension that they don't know of to power their technology was a bad idea. Mr. Snake, despite getting nifty superpowers, is also corrupted by them at the same time.]]
* FaceMonsterTurn: In "Dawn of the Underlord". [[spoiler:corruption from the evil dimension thanks to his superpowers turns Mr. Snake into a multi-headed monster bent on corrupting the others.]]



* SuperpoweredEvilSide: In "Dawn of the Underlord", [[spoiler:the combination of super abilities given to Mr. Snake turns out to lead to a gateway to an evil dimension that corrupts him into a stronger supervillain.]]



** This is one of the reasons Mr. Snake insists that he can't be a true hero. He was seen as a bad guy to start, so he doesn't bother to change his reputation. This slowly starts to crack away throughout the series, as he becomes a truer hero.

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** This is one of the reasons Mr. Snake insists that he can't be a true hero. He was seen as a bad guy to start, so he doesn't bother to change his reputation. This slowly starts to crack away throughout the series, as he becomes a truer hero. [[spoiler:As of "Dawn of the Underlord", it turns out this change hasn't stuck, and he's actually ''worse off'' than when he was originally.]]


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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: In "Dawn of the Underlord", [[spoiler:the corruption of Mr. Snake's superpowers causes him to turn into a full-on supervillain.]]



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#''The Bad Guys in the Dawn of the Underlord'' (2020)


* AtrociousAlias: Mr. Wolf attempts to name the organization "The Good Guys Club", much to the annoyance of the
others, who find it ridiculous. Mr. Wolf mainly keeps pushing it because Agent Fox thought it was "cute".

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* AtrociousAlias: Mr. Wolf attempts to name the organization "The Good Guys Club", much to the annoyance of the
the others, who find it ridiculous. Mr. Wolf mainly keeps pushing it because Agent Fox thought it was "cute".

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* RecycledInSpace: ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' [-IN A {{WORLD OF FUNNY ANIMALS}}-]!


** Mr. Piranha has a large swarming family of over 900 thousand brothers.

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** Mr. Piranha has a large swarming family of over 900 thousand brothers.brothers and cousins.



* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Mr. Piranha has ''900,543'' brothers. They fill up their own gang thanks to this.

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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Mr. Piranha has ''900,543'' brothers. brothers and cousins. They fill up their own gang thanks to this.this, [[spoiler:and Mr. Piranha is the youngest of them all]].



* PiranhaProblem: Mr. Piranha, also known as the “Butt Biter”.

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* PiranhaProblem: Mr. Piranha, also known as the “Butt Biter”. His family is made up of over 900,000 other brothers and cousins, causing a swarming gang when they're all together.


* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Dr. Marmalade is introduced as a normal guinea pig at the end of "Mission Unpluckable". It's only when the others leave (after they think they're rescuing a normal guinea pig) does his true colors show, and he becomes the main antagonist of the series for the first arc. [[spoiler: [[AlienAmongUs And then it turns out he's not even a guinea pig...]]

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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Dr. Marmalade is introduced as a normal guinea pig at the end of "Mission Unpluckable". It's only when the others leave (after they think they're rescuing a normal guinea pig) does his true colors show, and he becomes the main antagonist of the series for the first arc. [[spoiler: [[AlienAmongUs And then it turns out he's not even a guinea pig...]]]]]]


* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Dr. Marmalade is introduced as a normal guinea pig at the end of "Mission Unpluckable". It's only when the others leave (after they think they're rescuing a normal guinea pig) does his true colors show, and he becomes the main antagonist of the series.

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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Dr. Marmalade is introduced as a normal guinea pig at the end of "Mission Unpluckable". It's only when the others leave (after they think they're rescuing a normal guinea pig) does his true colors show, and he becomes the main antagonist of the series.series for the first arc. [[spoiler: [[AlienAmongUs And then it turns out he's not even a guinea pig...]]



** Mr. Snake's anger towards Agent Fox is purely because [[spoiler:Mr. Wolf likes her, which he translates into Mr. Wolf liking her more than himself. He admits tho his jealousy, which he feels like is keeping him from fully becoming a good guy.]]

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** Mr. Snake's anger towards Agent Fox is purely because [[spoiler:Mr. Wolf likes her, which he translates into Mr. Wolf liking her more than himself. He admits tho to his jealousy, which he feels like is keeping him from fully becoming a good guy.]]



* MadScientist: Dr. Rupert Marmalade, an evil scientist hamster who is the main antagonist to the heroes [[spoiler:and secretly an alien]].

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* MadScientist: Dr. Rupert Marmalade, an evil scientist hamster guinea pig who is the main antagonist to the heroes [[spoiler:and secretly an alien]].


* GreenEyedMonster: Mr. Snake's anger towards Agent Fox is purely because [[spoiler:Mr. Wolf likes her, which he translates into Mr. Wolf liking her more than himself. He admits tho his jealousy, which he feels like is keeping him from fully becoming a good guy.]]

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* GreenEyedMonster: GreenEyedMonster:
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Mr. Snake's anger towards Agent Fox is purely because [[spoiler:Mr. Wolf likes her, which he translates into Mr. Wolf liking her more than himself. He admits tho his jealousy, which he feels like is keeping him from fully becoming a good guy.]]]]
** In "Superbad", it's [[spoiler:Legs]] that ends up the jealous one, purely due to the fact that [[spoiler:everyone else got superpowers thanks to a glitched time portal]].


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* ImprobablyHighIQ: [[spoiler:Milton the Velociraptor]] has his IQ boosted to ''512'', making him the smartest creature in the world. Agent Doom is honestly uncomfortable with the idea of it.


* TheBabyOfTheBunch: "The Baddest Day Ever" reveals that [[spoiler:Mr. Piranha]] is the youngest out of his family, and is taken a bit less seriously by his father thanks to this.



* OddNameOut: Legs is the only member of the team to not be named after his species.

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* OddNameOut: Legs is the only member of the team to not be named after his species. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that this is a nickname, as "Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!" reveals that his last name is "Tarantula", while his first name is revealed as "Stevie" in "The Baddest Day Ever".]]


* AfroAsskicker: Agent Kitty Cat, one of the members of The International League of Heroes, has a large black afro. Until "Superbad", she was only seen from the back, with her afro being her defining feature.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Agent Hogwild is very overt with her romantic advances, and it's obvious that the boys that she flirts with are uncomfortable with her. [[spoiler:She actually ''weaponizes'' this by using it as a taunt to get Mr. Piranha to test his super speed without being caught by her.]]
* AerithAndBob: The alien species of [[spoiler:Dr. Marmalade]] has names such as [[spoiler:KDJFLOERHGCOINWERUHCGLEIRWFHEKLWJFHXALHW, the true name of Dr. Marmalade]], but also names as simple as "Nathan".
* AfroAsskicker: Agent Kitty Cat, Kat, one of the members of The International League of Heroes, has a large black afro. Until "Superbad", she was only seen from the back, with her afro being her defining feature.



* AmazonBrigade: All the members of The International League of Heroes are tough and smart women, as a contrast to the bumbling main characters.



* AtrociousAlias: Mr. Wolf attempts to name the organization "The Good Guys Club", much to the annoyance of the others, who find it ridiculous. Mr. Wolf mainly keeps pushing it because Agent Fox thought it was "cute".

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* AtrociousAlias: Mr. Wolf attempts to name the organization "The Good Guys Club", much to the annoyance of the the
others, who find it ridiculous. Mr. Wolf mainly keeps pushing it because Agent Fox thought it was "cute".



* DeadpanSnarker: Mr. Snake, thanks to finding most of the plans ridiculous, spends plenty of time dryly commenting on them.

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Mr. Snake, thanks to finding most of the plans ridiculous, spends plenty of time dryly commenting on them.them.
** Agent Doom, fitting her dour nature, also quips dryly about most things, complimenting the fact that she's often teamed up with Mr. Snake.



* FurryFemaleMane: Agent Fox has an extra ponytail, while the boys have no hair additions.

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* FurryFemaleMane: Agent Fox has an All of the members of The International League of Heroes, made up of all women, have extra ponytail, hair additions, while the boys have no hair additions.additional features.



* GivenNameReveal: Throughout the series, the heroes are called by either their last names or by code names. By the end of the first arc, all of the characters have their first names revealed, save for [[spoiler:Mr. Snake]].:
** Mr. Wolf: [[spoiler:Moe]]
** Mr. Shark: [[spoiler:Lou]]
** Mr. Piranha: [[spoiler:Pepe]]
** Legs: [[spoiler:Stevie]]
** Agent Fox: [[spoiler:Ellen]]
** Agent Kitty Kat: [[spoiler:Pam]]
** Agent Hogwild: [[spoiler:Emmylou]]
** Agent Doom: [[spoiler:Joy]]
** Agent Shortfuse: [[spoiler:Rhonda]]



* HayseedName: Agent Hogwild, the Southern biker member of the group, is actually named [[spoiler:Emmylou]].



* IronicName: The dour and gothic Agent Doom's real name is [[spoiler:Joy]]. Mr. Snake taunts her mercilessly over this.



* {{Kuudere}}: Agent Doom. She's emo and dour to most people, but eventually [[spoiler:softens up to Mr. Snake. She claims her support is "ironic", but Mr. Snake doesn't believe it]].



* LongLived: [[spoiler:Dr. Marmalade's alien species]] can live into the thousands for their ages. [[spoiler:Dr. Marmalade himself is on the ''young'' side, being only 900]].



* {{Manchild}}: Played with. [[spoiler: To Earthling eyes, Dr. Marmalade is an eccentric mad scientist. To the eyes of his alien species, he has the mental maturity of a preschooler]].



* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Deconstructed. [[spoiler: Because Marmalade was in control of the army, as the prince, the aliens were forced to do what he said. Mr. Snake realizes that just because ''one'' of them is bad, doesn't mean they ''all'' are like this. After helping them dispose of Marmalade as the leader, the aliens leave in peace.]]



* PiranhaProblem: Mr. Piranha, also known as the “Butt Biter”.

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* PeekABangs: Agent Doom has a strip of purple bangs that covers her right eye, fitting her emo-look.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Agent Shortfuse is a tiny dog that can easily whup enemies much bigger than her.
* PiranhaProblem: Mr. Piranha, also known as the “Butt Biter”.



* RoyalBrat: [[spoiler:Dr. Marmalade is the crown prince of his planet. He was sent to Earth to become a better ruler, but he ended up just wanting to conquer everything, much to the irritation of his much-nicer members of his species]].



* ShoutOut:
** "Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!" uses the [[Film/JurassicPark "eyesight based on movement"]] idea for dinosaurs. It fails both times.
** To ask for assistance in defeating [[spoiler:the aliens controlling the mothership]], Legs says to [[spoiler:Agent Shortfuse]] [[Music/TheBeachBoys "Help me, Rhonda"]].



* SuperheroEpisode: The plot of "Superbad", thanks to a [[spoiler:faulty time travel portal from Prehistoric times, giving the four of them superpowers.]]
* SuperIntelligence: The faulty time machine that [[spoiler:gives The Bad Guys superpowers]] also mutates the brain of [[spoiler:Milton the velociraptor]], turning him from an angry dinosaur into a cultured genius.

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* SuperheroEpisode: The plot of "Superbad", thanks to a [[spoiler:faulty time travel portal from Prehistoric times, giving the four of them superpowers.]]
superpowers]]. This continues into "The Big Bad Wolf", only for [[spoiler:all but Mr. Snake to lose their powers. Mr. Snake, however, ends up ''gaining'' the powers of the others]].
* SuperIntelligence: The faulty time machine that [[spoiler:gives The Bad Guys superpowers]] also mutates the brain of [[spoiler:Milton the velociraptor]], turning him from an angry dinosaur into a cultured genius. [[spoiler:He temporarily reverts back to his savage form after he is stripped of his powers at the end of "The Big Bad Wolf", but regains them by the end of "The Baddest Day Ever".]]


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* TheUnpronounceable:
** Dr. Marmalade's real name is [[spoiler:KDJFLOERHGCOINWERUHCGLEIRWFHEKLWJFHXALHW]]. Most of the others end up keep calling him "Marmalade" to skirt this issue. Somehow, Mr. Shark can pronounce the real name, however.
** The home planet of [[spoiler:Dr. Marmalade's alien species]] is [[spoiler::(]], some thing he even points out is unpronounceable to Earthlings.


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* TheVoiceless: Agent Shortfuse never talks. It's hinted she has the ability to, as [[spoiler:Legs is able to figure out her first name]].


* CuteIsEvil: Dr. Rupert Marmalade, a billionaire mad scientist that also happens to be an adorable guinea pig. Despite being cute, he ''hates'' being called cute, to the point of using his scientific abilities to un-cutify anything else on the planet that's considered cute. It also turns out [[spoiler:the guinea pig appearance is just a ruse, he's actually an alien that used it ''because'' he wouldn't be taken as seriously in it, though he was still considered "cute" by alien standards on his planet]].

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* CuteIsEvil: CuteIsEvil:
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Dr. Rupert Marmalade, a billionaire mad scientist that also happens to be an adorable guinea pig. Despite being cute, he ''hates'' being called cute, to the point of using his scientific abilities to un-cutify anything else on the planet that's considered cute. It also turns out [[spoiler:the guinea pig appearance is just a ruse, he's actually an alien that used it ''because'' he wouldn't be taken as seriously in it, though he was still considered "cute" by alien standards on his planet]].planet]].
** Dr. Marmalade's first evil scheme in the series is to flat-out use cute animals as zombies. "Attack of the Zittens" turns all the kittens of the world into zombie kittens, while the end of the book [[spoiler:returns the recently-cured kittens back to being zombies, and adds every puppy, bunny, pony, and dolphin into the mix]].


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* FriendlyPlayfulDolphin: Dolphins in the series are portrayed as chipper and happy, yet not too bright. They're among one of the automatically "cute" animals in the world as well, along with also being known for not [[NakedPeopleAreFunny wearing any clothing]].

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