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* ShoutOut: Captain Righteous and Lefty are a not so subtle reference to Batman and Robin, while Captain Righteous also wears an outfit that vaguely resembles that of Captain America.

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* ShoutOut: Captain Righteous and Lefty are a not so subtle reference to Batman and Robin, while Captain Righteous also wears an outfit that vaguely resembles that of Captain America. [[ComicBook/ArchieComics Jughead]] also makes a cameo in the newsreel describing their backstory.

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* BigThinShortTrio: Counterpart is the Big, Mastermind is the Thin, and Cohort is the Short.


* LaserGuidedKarma: Blossom gets even with Bubbles and Buttercup ruining her hair by using EyeBeams to ruin theirs.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Blossom gets even with Bubbles and Buttercup ruining her hair by using her EyeBeams to ruin theirs.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Blossom gets even with Bubbles and Buttercup ruining her hair by using EyeBeams to ruin theirs.

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* JerkassBall: The normally bubbly and innocent Bubbles gets a dose of this when she and Buttercup mock Blossom for her horrid haircut.



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** Although the girls could have very easily taken the Ministry to jail without hurting them.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight as no one else seems willing to take on the Ministry even though they clearly aren't much of a threat anymore. [[SubvertedTrope Ultimately subverted]] though as when the Powerpuff Girls fail to deal with them themselves, the Ministry along with Captain Righteous and Lefty are all injured in their fight, and the paramedics immediately arrive to rush all of them to the hospital. Thankfully, their quick timing meant the five men would eventually recover.


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* RealityEnsues: The advanced age of both the Ministry of Pain and their superhero rivals quickly proves their downfall by the end of end of the episode, unsurprisingly.

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* HighClassGlass: The evil and once-feared Mastermind sports a monocle.

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* TheDeterminator: Despite their age, Captain Righteous and Lefty ''do'' succeed in finding and confronting their old foes, with the former even managing to fly all the way to the crime scene. It quickly goes downhill from there though.
* DirtyCoward: The Mayor, unsurprisingly. He is especially ignorant of how old the once-dangerous Ministry of Pain has become, and is quick to assume that Townsville is doomed despite the evidence to the contrary.


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* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: As determined as Mastermind might be, him and his two lackeys can't do anything more than steal money from the local banks in their old age, which they use to escape scot-free. Captain Righteous and Lefty are also this, not just because of their old age but also because of a massive falling out that left them unwilling to work together.


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* KickTheDog: The press is very quick to place blame on the Powerpuff Girls for failing to do anything to stop the Ministry of Pain before the fight that left them and their former foes injured; Buttercup and Bubbles are just as quick to remind Blossom of how foolish her plan was.
* LargeHam: Mastermind, also Captain Righteous to a lesser extent.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Blossom's plan to avoid harming the elderly Ministry of Pain was to send equally elderly superheroes to deal with them; it ends up causing all five of them serious injury anyway.


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* ShoutOut: Captain Righteous and Lefty are a not so subtle reference to Batman and Robin, while Captain Righteous also wears an outfit that vaguely resembles that of Captain America.


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Captain Righteous and Lefty; the former things his sidekick just wanted the glory in crimefighting, while the latter feels he was treated as a liability. The two eventually reconcile.....but only after getting talked into a fight that left them and their archenemies badly injured.


* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Bubbles and Buttercup glare at Blossom after the senior citizens are hospitalized after their battle for not letting them get involved.
-->'''Newsman''': And it is this reporterís opinion that perhaps none of this would have happened if the Powerpuff Girls would have just saved the day.


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* WhatTheHellHero[=/=]CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Bubbles and Buttercup glare at Blossom after the senior citizens are hospitalized after their battle for not letting them get involved.
-->'''Newsman''': [[LampshadeHanging And it is this reporterís opinion that perhaps none of this would have happened if the Powerpuff Girls would have just saved the day.]]

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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Despite Bubbles and Buttercup pointing out that they could ''easily'' take them, Blossom refuses to let them fight the Ministry of Pain on the grounds that they have to "respect their elders," and instead decides to talk the Ministry's equally elderly archenemies, Captain Righteous and Lefty, out of retirement to do the job for them. The end result: all five old men end up hospitalized, and the local news outright states that the entire mess could have been avoided if the Powerpuff Girls had just stepped in and stopped the Ministry of Pain in the first place.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Captain Righteous is so horrified at Lefty's broken hip that he flies right into the Ministry of Pain before they can escape. Everyone pulls through, but only after they are hospitalized for their troubles.


* EpicFail: Four incredibly old people try to have a superhero fight. They are all so old that they can ''barely walk''. What results is something that could only charitably be called a WimpFight and which puts ''all'' of them in the hospital for varied reasons (like their hips giving out on them).

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* DownerEnding: A rare case where the girls actually ''failed'' to save the day, a fact that even the Townsville news points out at the end.
* EpicFail: Four Five incredibly old people try to have a superhero fight. They are all so old that they can ''barely walk''. What results is something that could only charitably be called a WimpFight and which puts ''all'' of them in the hospital for varied reasons (like their hips giving out on them).


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Blossom's face just screams this when her sisters glare at her after her plan backfires, sending all five men to the hospital.


* MessyHair: Bubbles and Buttercup have this at the beginning of the episode, as they've just woken up.

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* MessyHair: Bubbles and Buttercup have this at the beginning of the episode, episode when they wake up in the morning. It's not a problem for Blossom, as they've just woken up.she has RapunzelHair.

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* MessyHair: Bubbles and Buttercup have this at the beginning of the episode, as they've just woken up.

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