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* TheWorfEffect: Happens to Torpedo Girl/Bobobo fusion "Torpedo Girbo", a man who looks a lot like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]. He seems like a really powerful fusion but gets beaten a mere second after fusing by Bi-bibi's "Fist of Hair Hunt". He didn't even get to show off his attacks. At least in the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game "Jump Ultimate Stars", he shows off his power: floating around and dropping landmines.



* WorldOfHam: Holy cow!

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* TheWorfEffect: Happens to Torpedo Girl/Bobobo fusion "Torpedo Girbo", a man who looks a lot like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]. He seems like a really powerful fusion but gets beaten a mere second after fusing by Bi-bibi's "Fist of Hair Hunt". He didn't even get to show off his attacks. At least in the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game "Jump Ultimate Stars", he shows off his power: floating around and dropping landmines.
* WorldOfHam: Holy cow!cow, do they get loud on this show!

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* FusionDissonance: PlayedForLaughs; Bo-bobo's FusionDance forms ''never'' resemble their components in appearance or personality (or sometimes even [[ArtShift artstyle]]). The main character is a parody of [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] with FunnyAfro and he can combine with [[Characters/BoboboboBoboboTheRebels a bunch]] of [[OurMonstersAreWeird weird monsters]] to form... {{Magical Girl}}s and {{Bishonen}}? On the debut fusion, [=BoboPatch=] claims to be so powerful that he can only maintain his form for one minute... but later fusions have completely random limits ranging from hours to seconds. One of the fusions in the manga is with Torpedo Girl (a literal female torpedo with a face and legs, not the Music/{{KISS}} song) resulting into a [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/torpedo_girbo.png parody]] of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]].


* ShoutOut: For one, Bo-bobo summons [[spoiler:Yugi Mutou from his afro in one chapter (drawn by Creator/KazukiTakahashi, no less)]], and Dengakuman looks suspiciously like [[SonicTheHedgehog a Chao]]. Also, he once does a attack that involves [[spoiler:A Dragonball Z posterboard, and Bo-bobo, when thrown while doing this attack, shouts "Vegeta"!]] All of this is from one volume.

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* ShoutOut: For one, Bo-bobo summons [[spoiler:Yugi Mutou from his afro in one chapter (drawn by Creator/KazukiTakahashi, no less)]], and Dengakuman looks suspiciously like [[SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog a Chao]]. Also, he once does a attack that involves [[spoiler:A Dragonball Z posterboard, and Bo-bobo, when thrown while doing this attack, shouts "Vegeta"!]] All of this is from one volume.


The show was very well liked in America, Europe and Japan; the dub wasn't a direct translation from the Japanese original (just look at the narrator) as a lot of the jokes from the original source were centered around Japanese culture and likely wouldn't translate well to English-speaking countries, though the writers did a good job working around this. The voice acting in both versions was great (Creator/KirkThornton, an incredibly famous voice actor, voiced Don Patch and is considered to be one of his best roles), and it appealed to many people. However, the anime was cancelled after 76 episodes, and the American manga beginning at Volume 11 (renumbered) is on hiatus, with only five volumes released (supposedly they are going to translate more in the future, according to an email). The Japanese manga is finished, but there is still high demand from fans to finish the anime.

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The show was very well liked in America, Europe and Japan; the dub wasn't a direct translation from the Japanese original (just look at the narrator) as a lot of the jokes from the original source were centered around Japanese culture and likely wouldn't translate well to English-speaking countries, though the writers did a good job working around this. The voice acting in both versions was great (Creator/KirkThornton, an incredibly famous voice actor, voiced Don Patch and in what is considered to be one of his best roles), and it appealed to many people. However, the anime was cancelled after 76 episodes, and the American manga beginning at Volume 11 (renumbered) is on hiatus, with only five volumes released (supposedly they are going to translate more in the future, according to an email). The Japanese manga is finished, but there is still high demand from fans to finish the anime.

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* FriendlyTickleTorture: Invoked with startling and unexpected frequency between the various characters in the show, which comes as no surprise [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs given the anime's]] [[SurrealHumor sense of humor]]. Often zigzags into this trope's more [[TickleTorture "malicious" counterpart]].


-->'''Torpedo Girl''': And that's because...I'M A TORPEDO!!



** Even the villains have some, Battleship, Rice, Torpedo Girl [[{{Irony}} despite her mission to destroy those with this trait]] and most of the Hair Hunters that aren't serious.

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** Even the villains have some, Battleship, Rice, Torpedo Girl [[{{Irony}} despite her mission to destroy those with this trait]] trait]][[note]]"And that's because...I'M A TORPEDO!!"[[/note]] and most of the Hair Hunters that aren't serious.



-->"Tor, pedotorpedotorpedotorpedotorpedo..."



* OneWingedAngel: Parodied on several occasions, by opponents whose "true form" is something just plain wacky. Torpedo Girl and Sambaman are probably the best examples)

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* OneWingedAngel: Parodied on several occasions, by opponents whose "true form" is something just plain wacky. Torpedo Girl and Sambaman are probably the best examples)examples.



* TearOffYourFace: Lambada has done this to Rice, although in a less gory manner - the polygonated Rice was left with with no apparent injuries, save for not having polygon edges or colour on his face. The face also turned into a nice little rectangular brick thing. It has been said that Lambada does this to defeated enemies regularly.

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* TearOffYourFace: Lambada has done this to Rice, although in a less gory gory[[note]]Even in the Japanese version.[[/note]] manner - the polygonated Rice was left with with no apparent injuries, save for not having polygon edges or colour on his face. The face also turned into a nice little rectangular brick thing. It has been said that Lambada does this to defeated enemies regularly.



** TheLancer - Don Patch

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** TheLancer - Don PatchPatch[[note]]Although he would much rather be the leader...and the star of the show.[[/note]]



** TeamPet - Dengaku Man, despite that he was Z-Block General.

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** TeamPet - Dengaku Man, despite the fact that he was Z-Block General.



* TrainingFromHell: Torpedo Girl puts Gasser and Hatenko through a comically exaggerated version of this

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* TrainingFromHell: Torpedo Girl puts Gasser and Hatenko through a comically exaggerated version of thisthis.
-->"And that's because...I'M A TOR...PE...DO!"


[[AC: Bo-bobo is accompanied on his adventures by an assortment of sidekicks, including:]]
* '''Beauty''', an otherwise ordinary young girl who is frequently perplexed by Bo-bobo's antics (and frequently kidnapped by the bad guys).
* '''Don Patch (Poppa Rocks in the English manga[[note]]But not in the anime, where he keeps his original name.[[/note]])''', his Japanese name being a pun on "Donpachi", a brand of Japanese candy similar to Pop Rocks[[note]]It's also a pun on the sound a machine gun makes when it fires.[[/note]], a strange fellow who resembles an orange ball covered in spikes and, as a former "King of the Hajikelists", frequently acts as weird as Bo-bobo. Don Patch frequently tries to act tough or hog the spotlight, usually with no success. Hinted to be genuinely insane, as he occasionally makes humorous references to how, in his own words, "I don't take my medication, because thats just how cool I am!"
* '''Heppokomaru (Gasser)''', a young man who is another token "sane" person like Beauty, aside from the fact that he fights with a style called ''Onara Shinken'' (or "Fist of the Backwind").
* '''Softon''', a former Hair Hunter whose head looks like soft-serve strawberry ice-cream (and, by no coincidence, the common anime representation of excrement). He fights with the Babylon Shinken(Fist of Blabs-A-Lot), and for the most part (one of the excluded parts being the aforementioned head) is the most serious of the group. Has a penchant for spouting [[PurpleProse badass-sounding]] [[IceCreamKoan nonsense]], though. In the manga, his head was chocolate ice-cream and thus many jokes about it being poop are made.
* '''Tokoro Tennosuke (Jelly Jiggler)''', another former Hair Hunter who happens to be a humanoid blob of blue jelly. His name is a pun on "tokoroten", a type of seaweed jelly, of which he'll often sing the praises. He frequently tries to get people to eat him, and is somewhat obsessed with the Japanese character for "nu". Uses the fighting style ''Purupuru Shinken'' (Fist of the Wobble-Wobble[[note]]Translated as "Fist of the Shaky Shake" in the English manga.[[/note]])
* '''Dengakuman''', a cute little white humanoid figure who, like Softon and Tennosuke, leaves the Hair Hunters to fight alongside Bo-bobo. He occasionally insists he is a dog, and is almost always obsessed with either making people eat dengaku (fried tofu on a stick covered in miso sauce), or making people be his friend.
* '''Torpedo Girl''', who is not one of his traveling companions but pops up from time to time as a SixthRanger[[note]]Although she would disagree with the whole "sixth ranger" idea...and that's because, she's a torpedo![[/note]]. Is in love with Softon. As her name suggests, [[CatchPhrase She's a Torpedo!]] with arms and legs. [[OneWingedAngel Alternate form]] of (the very male) '''OVER''' but he [[TheBusCameBack virtually]] stops appearing after turning into her.[[note]]And THAT'S because...SHE'S A TORPEDO!![[/note]]


* ShipTease / PuppyLove: Namero and Pokomi in Shinsetsu, despite being 16 and 10, respectively.


** Kabeo was a giant, wall monster who could eat his enemies by absorbing them through his chest and [[CannibalismSuperpower steal their Super Fists.]] He did this to the former commander of the C-Block base after he was beaten by Gasser and wanted gobble Gasser to get his Fist of the Back Wind. Fortunately, Bobobo was able to hold Gasser back from getting himself killed and Kabeo himself ''really'' ate it when Bobobo blasted the base away ''[[SuperMarioWorld Super Mario World style]]'' with him still in it.

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** Kabeo was a giant, wall monster who could eat his enemies by absorbing them through his chest and [[CannibalismSuperpower steal their Super Fists.]] He did this to the former commander of the C-Block base after he was beaten by Gasser and wanted gobble Gasser to get his Fist of the Back Wind. Fortunately, Bobobo was able to hold Gasser back from getting himself killed and Kabeo himself ''really'' ate it when Bobobo blasted the base away ''[[SuperMarioWorld ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Super Mario World style]]'' with him still in it.


* AlasPoorVillain: Captain Battleship/Gunkan. All he wanted was to be acknowledged for his skills by his one friend, [[spoiler: yet he is constantly [[PutOnABus left to die]] and to be [[CurbStompBattle defeated easily]] in a fight]].

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* AlasPoorVillain: AlasPoorVillain:
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Captain Battleship/Gunkan. All he wanted was to be acknowledged for his skills by his one friend, [[spoiler: yet he is constantly [[PutOnABus left to die]] and to be [[CurbStompBattle defeated easily]] in a fight]].



*** They 'were' wearing wigs held down with, among other thing, tape and glue. Not to mention that the higher-ups have full heads of hair.

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*** ** They 'were' wearing wigs held down with, among other thing, tape and glue. Not to mention that the higher-ups have full heads of hair.


* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Korean]]: Denbo, the MagicalGirl fusion warrior of Bo-bobo and Dengakuman, can speak Korean...[[FunnyMoment very badly.]] In fact, when that episode was aired in South Korea, that line wasn't dubbed over, for extra funniness.

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* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Korean]]: Denbo, the MagicalGirl fusion warrior of Bo-bobo and Dengakuman, can speak Korean...[[FunnyMoment [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments very badly.]] In fact, when that episode was aired in South Korea, that line wasn't dubbed over, for extra funniness.


* ShoutOut: For one, Bo-bobo summons [[spoiler:Yugi Mutou from his afro in one chapter (drawn by Kazuki Takahashi, no less)]], and Dengakuman looks suspiciously like [[SonicTheHedgehog a Chao]]. Also, he once does a attack that involves [[spoiler:A Dragonball Z posterboard, and Bo-bobo, when thrown while doing this attack, shouts "Vegeta"!]] All of this is from one volume.

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* ShoutOut: For one, Bo-bobo summons [[spoiler:Yugi Mutou from his afro in one chapter (drawn by Kazuki Takahashi, Creator/KazukiTakahashi, no less)]], and Dengakuman looks suspiciously like [[SonicTheHedgehog a Chao]]. Also, he once does a attack that involves [[spoiler:A Dragonball Z posterboard, and Bo-bobo, when thrown while doing this attack, shouts "Vegeta"!]] All of this is from one volume.


* '''Don Patch (Poppa Rocks)''', his Japanese name being a pun on "Donpachi", a brand of Japanese candy similar to Pop Rocks, a strange fellow who resembles an orange ball covered in spikes and, as a former "King of the Hajikelists", frequently acts as weird as Bo-bobo. Don Patch frequently tries to act tough or hog the spotlight, usually with no success. Hinted to be genuinely insane, as he occasionally makes humorous references to how, in his own words, "I don't take my medication, because thats just how cool I am!"

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* '''Don Patch (Poppa Rocks)''', Rocks in the English manga[[note]]But not in the anime, where he keeps his original name.[[/note]])''', his Japanese name being a pun on "Donpachi", a brand of Japanese candy similar to Pop Rocks, Rocks[[note]]It's also a pun on the sound a machine gun makes when it fires.[[/note]], a strange fellow who resembles an orange ball covered in spikes and, as a former "King of the Hajikelists", frequently acts as weird as Bo-bobo. Don Patch frequently tries to act tough or hog the spotlight, usually with no success. Hinted to be genuinely insane, as he occasionally makes humorous references to how, in his own words, "I don't take my medication, because thats just how cool I am!"



* '''Tokoro Tennosuke (Jelly Jiggler)''', another former Hair Hunter who happens to be a humanoid blob of blue jelly. His name is a pun on "tokoroten", a type of seaweed jelly, of which he'll often sing the praises. He frequently tries to get people to eat him, and is somewhat obsessed with the Japanese character for "nu". Uses the fighting style ''Purupuru Shinken'' (Fist of the Wobble-Wobble)

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* '''Tokoro Tennosuke (Jelly Jiggler)''', another former Hair Hunter who happens to be a humanoid blob of blue jelly. His name is a pun on "tokoroten", a type of seaweed jelly, of which he'll often sing the praises. He frequently tries to get people to eat him, and is somewhat obsessed with the Japanese character for "nu". Uses the fighting style ''Purupuru Shinken'' (Fist of the Wobble-Wobble)Wobble-Wobble[[note]]Translated as "Fist of the Shaky Shake" in the English manga.[[/note]])



* '''Torpedo Girl''', who is not one of his traveling companions but pops up from time time as a SixthRanger. Is in love with Softon. As her name suggests, [[CatchPhrase She's a Torpedo!]] with arms and legs. [[OneWingedAngel Alternate form]] of (the very male) '''OVER''' but he [[TheBusCameBack virtually]] stops appearing after turning into her.[[note]]And THAT'S because...SHE'S A TORPEDO!![[/note]]

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* '''Torpedo Girl''', who is not one of his traveling companions but pops up from time to time as a SixthRanger.SixthRanger[[note]]Although she would disagree with the whole "sixth ranger" idea...and that's because, she's a torpedo![[/note]]. Is in love with Softon. As her name suggests, [[CatchPhrase She's a Torpedo!]] with arms and legs. [[OneWingedAngel Alternate form]] of (the very male) '''OVER''' but he [[TheBusCameBack virtually]] stops appearing after turning into her.[[note]]And THAT'S because...SHE'S A TORPEDO!![[/note]]



* AlasPoorVillain: Captain Battleship/Gunkan. All he wanted was to be acknowledged for his skills by his one friend, [[spoiler: yet he is constantly [[PutOnABus left to die]] and be [[CurbStompBattle defeated easily]] in a fight]].

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* AlasPoorVillain: Captain Battleship/Gunkan. All he wanted was to be acknowledged for his skills by his one friend, [[spoiler: yet he is constantly [[PutOnABus left to die]] and to be [[CurbStompBattle defeated easily]] in a fight]].



* AllGirlsLikePonies: Beauty

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* AllGirlsLikePonies: BeautyBeauty, but only the dub.



* AmusementParkOfDoom: Three times.

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* AmusementParkOfDoom: Three times.times



*** They 'were' wearing wig held down with, among other thing, tape and glue. Not to mention that the higher-ups have full heads of hair.

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*** They 'were' wearing wig wigs held down with, among other thing, tape and glue. Not to mention that the higher-ups have full heads of hair.



* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Beauty(and sometimes Gasser) acts as Tsukkomi to everyone else.

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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Beauty(and Beauty (and sometimes Gasser) acts as Tsukkomi to everyone else.

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* InflatingBodyGag: A giant toilet causes anyone who falls inside to swell up. Jelly Jiggler explodes this way. He gets better.


* NintendoHard: Brought up InUniverse when Bo-bobo fights Lambada (who uses the Fist of the Polygon), who forces Lambada through several old school video games to neutralize Lambada's powers. It also lampshades several other classic video game tropes such as GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere, TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, and HopelessBossFight. And it ends with ProductPlacement for the ''Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo'' GameBoyAdvance game.

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* NintendoHard: Brought up InUniverse when Bo-bobo fights Lambada (who uses the Fist of the Polygon), who forces Lambada through several old school video games to neutralize Lambada's powers. It also lampshades several other classic video game tropes such as GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere, TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, and HopelessBossFight. And it ends with ProductPlacement for the ''Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo'' GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance game.

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