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** Let's Get Some Air!: [[spoiler: Principal Grey is revealed to have [[BiggerBad a boss]], who has MECH-X4's creator captive]].

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** Let's Get Some Air!: [[spoiler: Principal Grey is revealed to have [[BiggerBad a boss]], boss, who has MECH-X4's creator captive]].


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In episode one, Spyder usually mentions his daydreams involve Ariana Grande...and cake. What KIND of cake?
** This exchange, also in episode one, conveniently lets you fill in the blanks.
-->'''Mark:''' So I'm a...?\\
'''Ryan:''' ''Yep.''\\
'''Mark:''' And me laughing at you makes me a...?\\
'''Ryan:''' ''Huge''.\\
'''Mark:''' Wow.
** In "Let's Get Our Robot Back!", Spyder asks if Project Starry Night was trying to find "friendly aliens or proby aliens". Putting it further into radar passing territory is Ryan's response.

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** In episode one, Spyder usually mentions his daydreams involve Ariana Grande...
GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and cake. What KIND of cake?
** This exchange, also in episode one, conveniently lets
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-->'''Mark:''' So I'm a...?\\
'''Ryan:''' ''Yep.''\\
'''Mark:''' And me laughing at you makes me a...?\\
'''Ryan:''' ''Huge''.\\
'''Mark:''' Wow.
** In "Let's Get Our Robot Back!", Spyder asks if Project Starry Night was trying
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The series premiered on November 11, 2016, with the second half of the first season premiering on April 17th, 2017.[[note]]Unusually, the series took a mid-season break in December 2016, a month after the series premiered. The second half of the season premiered over a two week period, airing from April 17-April 20 and April 24-27, with the two part finale airing on May 1st.[[/note]] The series was already renewed for a second season on September 2nd, 2016, which finished filming in March 2017 and premiered the first five episodes on September 9th, 2017. While ''MECH-X4'' is a Disney XD original series, the first half of the first season premiered on Creator/DisneyChannel with both networks airing reruns. The second half of the season eventually aired on Disney Channel each Saturday between May 13th-July 22nd. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI-MZaGX6gk You can watch the first episode for free]] on Disney XD's Website/YouTube channel. Disney XD's [=YouTube=] channel also has episodes of ''Unlocking the MECH'', a motion comic series set between season one and two that also serves as promotion for the first run of the MECH-X4 toyline. Episode one can be found [[https://youtu.be/RdtjOoxWAnE here]] and watch out for season one spoilers! Episodes are also available to watch on [[http://watchdisneychannel.go.com/mech-x4 the Disney Channel site]] and [[https://watchdisneyxd.go.com/mech-x4/ the Disney XD site]], though watching past episode one requires a cable/satellite provider login. Episodes are also available to purchase on Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.

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The series premiered on November 11, 2016, with the second half of the first season premiering on April 17th, 2017.[[note]]Unusually, the series took a mid-season break in December 2016, a month after the series premiered. The second half of the season premiered over a two week period, airing from April 17-April 20 and April 24-27, with the two part finale airing on May 1st.[[/note]] The series was already renewed for a second season on September 2nd, 2016, which finished filming in March 2017 and premiered the first five episodes on September 9th, 2017. While ''MECH-X4'' is a Disney XD original series, the first half of the first season premiered on Creator/DisneyChannel with both networks airing reruns. The second half of the season eventually aired on Disney Channel each Saturday between May 13th-July 22nd.

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI-MZaGX6gk You can watch the first episode for free]] on Disney XD's Website/YouTube channel. Disney XD's [=YouTube=] channel also has episodes of ''Unlocking the MECH'', a motion comic series set between season one and two that also serves as promotion for the first run of the MECH-X4 toyline. Episode one can be found [[https://youtu.be/RdtjOoxWAnE here]] and watch out for season one spoilers! Episodes are also available to watch on [[http://watchdisneychannel.go.com/mech-x4 the Disney Channel site]] and [[https://watchdisneyxd.go.com/mech-x4/ the Disney XD site]], though watching past episode one requires a cable/satellite provider login. Episodes are also available to purchase on Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.


The series premiered on November 11, 2016, with the second half of the first season premiering on April 17th, 2017.[[note]]Unusually, the series took a mid-season break in December 2016, a month after the series premiered. The second half of the season premiered over a two week period, airing from April 17-April 20 and April 24-27, with the two part finale airing on May 1st.[[/note]] The series was already renewed for a second season on September 2nd, 2016, which finished filming in March 2017 and premiered the first five episodes on September 9th, 2017. While ''MECH-X4'' is a Disney XD original series, the first half of the first season premiered on Creator/DisneyChannel with both networks airing reruns. The second half of the season eventually aired on Disney Channel each Saturday between May 13th-July 22nd. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI-MZaGX6gk You can watch the first episode for free]] on Disney XD's {{YouTube}} channel. Disney XD's [=YouTube=] channel also has episodes of ''Unlocking the MECH'', a motion comic series set between season one and two that also serves as promotion for the first run of the MECH-X4 toyline. Episode one can be found [[https://youtu.be/RdtjOoxWAnE here]] and watch out for season one spoilers! Episodes are also available to watch on [[http://watchdisneychannel.go.com/mech-x4 the Disney Channel site]] and [[https://watchdisneyxd.go.com/mech-x4/ the Disney XD site]], though watching past episode one requires a cable/satellite provider login. Episodes are also available to purchase on Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.

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The series premiered on November 11, 2016, with the second half of the first season premiering on April 17th, 2017.[[note]]Unusually, the series took a mid-season break in December 2016, a month after the series premiered. The second half of the season premiered over a two week period, airing from April 17-April 20 and April 24-27, with the two part finale airing on May 1st.[[/note]] The series was already renewed for a second season on September 2nd, 2016, which finished filming in March 2017 and premiered the first five episodes on September 9th, 2017. While ''MECH-X4'' is a Disney XD original series, the first half of the first season premiered on Creator/DisneyChannel with both networks airing reruns. The second half of the season eventually aired on Disney Channel each Saturday between May 13th-July 22nd. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI-MZaGX6gk You can watch the first episode for free]] on Disney XD's {{YouTube}} Website/YouTube channel. Disney XD's [=YouTube=] channel also has episodes of ''Unlocking the MECH'', a motion comic series set between season one and two that also serves as promotion for the first run of the MECH-X4 toyline. Episode one can be found [[https://youtu.be/RdtjOoxWAnE here]] and watch out for season one spoilers! Episodes are also available to watch on [[http://watchdisneychannel.go.com/mech-x4 the Disney Channel site]] and [[https://watchdisneyxd.go.com/mech-x4/ the Disney XD site]], though watching past episode one requires a cable/satellite provider login. Episodes are also available to purchase on Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.


* BioPunk: The villains create monsters from animal DNA and primorphous gel. It makes them formidable enemies to Ryan who has control over electronics [[spoiler:in contrast with Traeger who can control organic creatures like humans.]]
* BlandNameProduct: Gramagram for Instagram, [=EveryVid=] for Website/YouTube, and Headbook for Facebook.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Harris creates a weapon to destroy Season 2's invincible BigBad and when it's mentioned that there's only one weapon, he activates a revolving wall with three more duplicates of the weapon mounted on the other side. Spyder's reaction? He's impressed they have a revolving wall.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Harris creates a weapon to destroy Season 2's invincible BigBad and when it's mentioned that there's only one weapon, he activates a revolving wall with three more duplicates of the weapon mounted on the other side. Spyder's reaction? He's impressed they have a revolving wall.



* BlandNameProduct: Gramagram for Instagram, [=EveryVid=] for Website/YouTube, and Headbook for Facebook.



* EasyAmnesia: Grace after being BrainwashedAndCrazy in "Let's End This!", the whole school after turning into red ooze zombies in "Versus the Outbreak".



* EasyAmnesia: Grace after being BrainwashedAndCrazy in "Let's End This!", the whole school after turning into red ooze zombies in "Versus the Outbreak".



* {{Foreshadowing}}: There were more than a few hints that Seth Harper knew more than he led on: His extreme desire to know about Mech-X4 and who the pilots were in the first episode, then in "Let's Open The Monster Heart!" he stares at the primorphous core for a suspiciously long time in front of everyone, and on top of that, it's a little ''too'' convenient that he had the one tool that can cut it open when nothing else in the world could. [[spoiler:Then by "Let's Get Leo!", we find out he's the BigBad]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: There were more than a few hints that Seth Harper knew more than he led on: His extreme desire to know about Mech-X4 and who the pilots were in the first episode, then in "Let's Open The Monster Heart!" he stares at the primorphous core for a suspiciously long time in front of everyone, and on top of that, it's a little ''too'' convenient that he had the one tool that can cut it open when nothing else in the world could. [[spoiler:Then by "Let's Get Leo!", we find out he's the BigBad]].



* HeroWithBadPublicity: MECH-X4 had to deal with some questionable press from the likes of Godfrey, but this really kicks in [[spoiler: after the events of "Let's Destroy Some Ooze!", after they're conned into blowing up the school. Thankfully, this is brief, as they regain their good standing at the end of "Let's End This! Part 1", when they fight Harper's monster.]]



* HeroWithBadPublicity: MECH-X4 had to deal with some questionable press from the likes of Godfrey, but this really kicks in [[spoiler: after the events of "Let's Destroy Some Ooze!", after they're conned into blowing up the school. Thankfully, this is brief, as they regain their good standing at the end of "Let's End This! Part 1", when they fight Harper's monster.]]



* WaveMotionGun: Harris uses some stored tech to build the X-Cannon inside the torso of Mech-X4. A direct hit from this weapon will reduce the target into a pool of superheated goo. And that was an monster designed specifically to defeat Mech-X4. The weapon can only be used once before Ryan has to recover from the effort of using it, but considering the result, he won't need to fire it for a second blast....


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* WalkingTechbane: Inverted. [[spoiler:The failed technopaths get sick]] in the presence of electronic devices.
* WaveMotionGun: Harris uses some stored tech to build the X-Cannon inside the torso of Mech-X4. A direct hit from this weapon will reduce the target into a pool of superheated goo. And that was an monster designed specifically to defeat Mech-X4. The weapon can only be used once before Ryan has to recover from the effort of using it, but considering the result, he won't need to fire it for a second blast....


** Versus the Dark Knight: [[spoiler: Trager is born; a man made of red Ooze who, while man sized threw Mech X-4 a good mile.]]

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** Versus the Dark Knight: Night: [[spoiler: Trager is born; a man made of red Ooze who, while man sized threw Mech X-4 a good mile.]]


* ClockPunk: In "Versus Sabotage", a bomb planted in Mech-X4 has no wires, just gears. It was revealed that [[spoiler:Leo made it and several other weapons specifically designed to not be affected by Ryan's technopathy]]. But it turns out that [[spoiler:he didn't make the bomb]]; [[spoiler:a Trager-controlled Harris did]].

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* ClockPunk: In "Versus Sabotage", a bomb planted in Mech-X4 has no wires, just gears. It was revealed that [[spoiler:Leo made it and several other weapons specifically designed to not be affected by Ryan's technopathy]]. But it turns out that [[spoiler:he didn't make the bomb]]; [[spoiler:a Trager-controlled Harris did]].did to set him up]].


* ClockPunk: In "Versus Sabotage", a bomb planted in Mech-X4 has no wires, just gears. It was revealed that [[spoiler:Leo made it and several other weapons specifically designed to not be affected by Ryan's technopathy]]. But it turns out that [[spoiler:he didn't make the bomb]]; [[spoiler:a Trager-controlled Harris did]].



** [[spoiler: Though he survived in "Verses the Arctic" Ryan stays on the destroyed Mech X-4 to confront Trager in person in order to ensure his friends escape, despite a high chance that he could have died]].

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** [[spoiler: Though he survived in "Verses "Versus the Arctic" Ryan stays on the destroyed Mech X-4 to confront Trager in person in order to ensure his friends escape, despite a high chance that he could have died]].



** Verses the Dark Knight: [[spoiler: Trager is born; a man made of red Ooze who, while man sized threw Mech X-4 a good mile.]]
** Verses Trager: [[spoiler: Trager can turn into a recolored version of Harper's Monster. Furthermore Harris admits his injury is hindering the team so they recruit Veracity.]]
** Verses the Arctic: [[spoiler: The Robot is destroyed, Ryan is MPD and the rest of the team are left Stranded in the arctic.]]
** Verses the Wolves at the Door: [[spoiler: The team forge a temporary alliance with Harper.]]
** Verses Miami: [[spoiler: Ryan and Mark tell their mother their secret.]]
** Verses Sabotage: [[spoiler: Harris is under the control of Trager and he planted a bomb and framed Leo, causing him to flee.]]

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** Verses Versus the Dark Knight: [[spoiler: Trager is born; a man made of red Ooze who, while man sized threw Mech X-4 a good mile.]]
** Verses Versus Trager: [[spoiler: Trager can turn into a recolored version of Harper's Monster. Furthermore Harris admits his injury is hindering the team so they recruit Veracity.]]
** Verses Versus the Arctic: [[spoiler: The Robot is destroyed, Ryan is MPD and the rest of the team are left Stranded in the arctic.]]
** Verses Versus the Wolves at the Door: [[spoiler: The team forge a temporary alliance with Harper.]]
** Verses Versus Miami: [[spoiler: Ryan and Mark tell their mother their secret.]]
** Verses Versus Sabotage: [[spoiler: Harris is under the control of Trager and he planted a bomb and framed Leo, causing him to flee.]]


** [[spoiler: Though he survived in "Verses the Arctic" Ryan stays on the destroyed Mech X-4 to confront Trager in person in order to ensure his friends escape]].

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** [[spoiler: Though he survived in "Verses the Arctic" Ryan stays on the destroyed Mech X-4 to confront Trager in person in order to ensure his friends escape]].escape, despite a high chance that he could have died]].


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** Verses the Dark Knight: [[spoiler: Trager is born; a man made of red Ooze who, while man sized threw Mech X-4 a good mile.]]
** Verses Trager: [[spoiler: Trager can turn into a recolored version of Harper's Monster. Furthermore Harris admits his injury is hindering the team so they recruit Veracity.]]
** Verses the Arctic: [[spoiler: The Robot is destroyed, Ryan is MPD and the rest of the team are left Stranded in the arctic.]]
** Verses the Wolves at the Door: [[spoiler: The team forge a temporary alliance with Harper.]]
** Verses Miami: [[spoiler: Ryan and Mark tell their mother their secret.]]
** Verses Sabotage: [[spoiler: Harris is under the control of Trager and he planted a bomb and framed Leo, causing him to flee.]]

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**[[spoiler: In Mid-Season 2 the team has to work with Harper to fight Trager. Despite clear distrust they do not out think him and when they believe Trager to be dead and they went to turn him in he'd already escaped]].


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** [[spoiler: Though he survived in "Verses the Arctic" Ryan stays on the destroyed Mech X-4 to confront Trager in person in order to ensure his friends escape]].


* AGoodNameForARockBand: In ''Let's Get Leo!'', Spyder thinks that Harris's mention of "Crush Depth" would be a good band name and calls it for his own use. He also thinks that Harris's mention of "Get Squished and Die" would be a good name for their first single.

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* AGoodNameForARockBand: In ''Let's "Let's Get Leo!'', Leo!", Spyder thinks that Harris's mention of "Crush Depth" would be a good band name and calls it for his own use. He also thinks that Harris's mention of "Get Squished and Die" would be a good name for their first single.



* BreatherEpisode: ''Let's Go Clubbing'' serves as this coming off of ''Let's Get Some Answers!''. The episode takes a minor break from the ongoing StoryArc, with Ryan and Spyder discovering a MECH-X4 fan club at school, Harris reluctantly teaming up with his rival Veracity when their inventions go haywire, and Mark making significant upgrades to his car. Actions taken in the story do progress the story arc with [[spoiler: Harris winning the Harper Grant, giving the team the resources they need to rescue Leo from the deep sea base.]] Lampshaded by Spyder.

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* BottleEpisode: "Versus Sabotage" takes place mostly inside MECH-X4.
* BreatherEpisode: ''Let's "Let's Go Clubbing'' Clubbing!" serves as this coming off of ''Let's "Let's Get Some Answers!''.Answers!". The episode takes a minor break from the ongoing StoryArc, with Ryan and Spyder discovering a MECH-X4 fan club at school, Harris reluctantly teaming up with his rival Veracity when their inventions go haywire, and Mark making significant upgrades to his car. Actions taken in the story do progress the story arc with [[spoiler: Harris winning the Harper Grant, giving the team the resources they need to rescue Leo from the deep sea base.]] Lampshaded by Spyder.



** In ''Let's Get Some Answers!'' Leo-OS says the only data he has close to "Ryan Walker" is professional bagpipe player [=Bryan McWalker=]...who was first referenced in ''Let's Open The Monster Heart'' in [[https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/7Zfzop4Fr.png a freeze frame bonus]].
** In ''Let's Get The Big Bad!'', a skater girl gets flirty with Ryan because of his win at the end of ''Let's Be Idiots!'' against Jimmy Wilson.
** In ''Let's Destroy Some Ooze!'', Harris mentions that they'll be using a large batch of the antidote that was used to cure him in ''Let's Get Some Air!'' to neutralize the large primorphorous gel deposit under [[spoiler: Bay City High]].
** In ''Let's End This! Part One'', Mark mentions Harris hiding from the first monster, being infected by the ooze, and knocking himself out during the fight against the Leader's goons to support his claim of Harris often being a a DistressedDude.
* ChekhovsGag: In ''Let's Survive In The Woods!'', the trap Ryan, Harris, and Spyder originally set to counterprank was eventually used [[spoiler: to trap and knock out Park Ranger Jeff]].

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** In ''Let's "Let's Get Some Answers!'' Answers!", Leo-OS says the only data he has close to "Ryan Walker" is professional bagpipe player [=Bryan McWalker=]...who was first referenced in ''Let's Open The Monster Heart'' in [[https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/7Zfzop4Fr.png a freeze frame bonus]].
** In ''Let's "Let's Get The Big Bad!'', Bad!", a skater girl gets flirty with Ryan because of his win at the end of ''Let's "Let's Be Idiots!'' Idiots!" against Jimmy Wilson.
** In ''Let's "Let's Destroy Some Ooze!'', Ooze!", Harris mentions that they'll be using a large batch of the antidote that was used to cure him in ''Let's "Let's Get Some Air!'' Air!" to neutralize the large primorphorous gel deposit under [[spoiler: Bay City High]].
** In ''Let's "Let's End This! Part One'', One", Mark mentions Harris hiding from the first monster, being infected by the ooze, and knocking himself out during the fight against the Leader's goons to support his claim of Harris often being a a DistressedDude.
* ChekhovsGag: In ''Let's "Let's Survive In The Woods!'', Woods!", the trap Ryan, Harris, and Spyder originally set to counterprank was eventually used [[spoiler: to trap and knock out Park Ranger Jeff]].



* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Principal Grey]] falls out of the robot and into a small lake's worth of monster remains. The team never find an actual body, however...[[spoiler:In the first ep of the new season, it's revealed she survived, and was given the power to shift between her human form and a smaller version of the Clawboon monster]].

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Principal Grey]] falls out of the robot and into a small lake's worth of monster remains. The team never find an actual body, however...[[spoiler:In the first ep episode of the new season, it's revealed she survived, and was given the power to shift between her human form and a smaller version of the Clawboon monster]].



* TheEndOrIsIt: The pilots are in agreement that they'll stop anyone else who uses the "primorphorous gel" to make monsters and that there are still unresolved questions about Ryan's powers [[spoiler: and real parents]]. Things look to be fine for now for now...[[spoiler: except that that they haven't found Harper and at the end, we see a hand coming out of the leftover red ooze from Harper's monster...]]



* FlashbackCut: In ''Let's Be Idiots!'', Ryan gets multiple short flashbacks to past monster battles due to being overwhelmed by combat stress. More positively in the same episode, Ryan is reminded of his victories in MECH-X4, his friend's happiness, and the gratefulness of people he's saved when Harris asks him what would really make him feel like a winner.
* FreezeFrameBonus: ''Let's Open the Monster Heart'' had a lot of freeze frame bonuses.
** The search engine that Harris uses is called [[https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/7ZdqnfrGM.png "FindyMcSearchSite"]] and you can quickly see [[https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/7Zemp6gLB.png search results]] with legible site names and what looks to be descriptions that aren't just dummy text. Findy [=McSearchSite=] returns in ''Let's Dig Deep!'' near the end of the season.

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* FlashbackCut: In ''Let's "Let's Be Idiots!'', Idiots!", Ryan gets multiple short flashbacks to past monster battles due to being overwhelmed by combat stress. More positively in the same episode, Ryan is reminded of his victories in MECH-X4, his friend's happiness, and the gratefulness of people he's saved when Harris asks him what would really make him feel like a winner.
* FreezeFrameBonus: ''Let's "Let's Open the Monster Heart'' Heart!" had a lot of freeze frame bonuses.
** The search engine that Harris uses is called [[https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/7ZdqnfrGM.png "FindyMcSearchSite"]] and you can quickly see [[https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/7Zemp6gLB.png search results]] with legible site names and what looks to be descriptions that aren't just dummy text. Findy [=McSearchSite=] returns in ''Let's "Let's Dig Deep!'' Deep!" near the end of the season.



** In ''Let's Get Our Robot Back!'', Harris [[https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/5r8PB8dgx.png accesses Leo's laptop through the command line]], leading to a few freezeframe bonuses. He's referred to by the computer as [[LeetLingo 1337Haxor Harris]], there are a few programs related to MECH-X4's abilities...but there's also LEO PAINT v2, a [[Website/{{Facebook}} Headbook]] program, and several oldschool games, including [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Plumber Bros]], [[Videogame/{{Doom}} Dooom]], and [[Videogame/{{Battletoads}} Battle Rats]].
** In ''Let's Get the Big Bad!'', the room that Principal Grey and the MECH-X4 crew fight in has posters for a school production of "[[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} The Scottish Play"]] and public service announcement posters on avoiding monster attacks. Some of the [=PSAs=] show up again in ''Let's Go Clubbing'' in the MECH-X4 Fan Club room. There's also an ad for the Harper Grant, which becomes a plot point in the next two episodes.
** ''Let's Go Clubbing!'' features another Bay City News freeze frame in the form of Harris imagining it. It's not exactly humble, but it also reveals that he has an IQ of over 200. Also, Cassie has a DJ Live-Rat$z poster in her locker.
** In ''Let's Dig Deep'', the first four numbers on the Leader's [[spoiler: Seth's]] Quick Call list are Lab 6, his mom, Morris, and the Undersea Lair.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There were more than a few hints that Seth Harper knew more than he led on: His extreme desire to know about Mech-X4 and who the pilots were in the first episode, then in ''Let's Open The Monster Heart!'' he stares at the primorphous core for a suspiciously long time in front of everyone, and on top of that, it's a little ''too'' convenient that he had the one tool that can cut it open when nothing else in the world could. [[spoiler:Then by ''Let's Get Leo!'', we find out he's the BigBad]].

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** In ''Let's "Let's Get Our Robot Back!'', Back!", Harris [[https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/5r8PB8dgx.png accesses Leo's laptop through the command line]], leading to a few freezeframe bonuses. He's referred to by the computer as [[LeetLingo 1337Haxor Harris]], there are a few programs related to MECH-X4's abilities...but there's also LEO PAINT v2, a [[Website/{{Facebook}} Headbook]] program, and several oldschool games, including [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Plumber Bros]], [[Videogame/{{Doom}} Dooom]], and [[Videogame/{{Battletoads}} Battle Rats]].
** In ''Let's "Let's Get the Big Bad!'', Bad!", the room that Principal Grey and the MECH-X4 crew fight in has posters for a school production of "[[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} The Scottish Play"]] and public service announcement posters on avoiding monster attacks. Some of the [=PSAs=] show up again in ''Let's "Let's Go Clubbing'' Clubbing!" in the MECH-X4 Fan Club room. There's also an ad for the Harper Grant, which becomes a plot point in the next two episodes.
** ''Let's "Let's Go Clubbing!'' Clubbing!" features another Bay City News freeze frame in the form of Harris imagining it. It's not exactly humble, but it also reveals that he has an IQ of over 200. Also, Cassie has a DJ Live-Rat$z poster in her locker.
** In ''Let's "Let's Dig Deep'', Deep!", the first four numbers on the Leader's [[spoiler: Seth's]] Quick Call list are Lab 6, his mom, Morris, and the Undersea Lair.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There were more than a few hints that Seth Harper knew more than he led on: His extreme desire to know about Mech-X4 and who the pilots were in the first episode, then in ''Let's "Let's Open The Monster Heart!'' Heart!" he stares at the primorphous core for a suspiciously long time in front of everyone, and on top of that, it's a little ''too'' convenient that he had the one tool that can cut it open when nothing else in the world could. [[spoiler:Then by ''Let's "Let's Get Leo!'', Leo!", we find out he's the BigBad]].



* [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Get a Hold of Yourself, Son!]]: Said verbatim by Harris in ''Let's Get Leo!'' when he slaps Spyder, who was getting worked up about Harris neglecting his friendships because of winning the Harper Grant. Unlike other examples, it's played for humor and Harris isn't shown physically slapping him due to being in stealth mode.

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* [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Get a Hold of Yourself, Son!]]: Said verbatim by Harris in ''Let's "Let's Get Leo!'' Leo!" when he slaps Spyder, who was getting worked up about Harris neglecting his friendships because of winning the Harper Grant. Unlike other examples, it's played for humor and Harris isn't shown physically slapping him due to being in stealth mode.



* HeroWithBadPublicity: MECH-X4 had to deal with some questionable press from the likes of Godfrey, but this really kicks in [[spoiler: after the events of ''Let's Destroy Some Ooze'', after they're conned into blowing up the school. Thankfully, this is brief, as they regain their good standing at the end of ''Let's End This Pt. 1'', when they fight Harper's monster.]]

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: MECH-X4 had to deal with some questionable press from the likes of Godfrey, but this really kicks in [[spoiler: after the events of ''Let's "Let's Destroy Some Ooze'', Ooze!", after they're conned into blowing up the school. Thankfully, this is brief, as they regain their good standing at the end of ''Let's "Let's End This Pt. 1'', This! Part 1", when they fight Harper's monster.]]



* HowWeGotHere: ''Let's Get Some Answers!'' starts with the crew being confronted by drones and an angry Leo [[spoiler: OS]] wanting to harm them. After the opening credits, we jump an hour before to find out how they got in that situation.

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* HowWeGotHere: ''Let's "Let's Get Some Answers!'' Answers!" starts with the crew being confronted by drones and an angry Leo [[spoiler: OS]] wanting to harm them. After the opening credits, we jump an hour before to find out how they got in that situation.



* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Ryan undergoes this in ''Let's Dig Deep!'' [[spoiler: to find more information about Seth Harper's plan through his memories]].

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* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Ryan undergoes this in ''Let's "Let's Dig Deep!'' Deep!" [[spoiler: to find more information about Seth Harper's plan through his memories]].



* TheLivingDead: In "Let's Get Some Air!", the reveal that the team makes it out alive thanks to the oxygen coming back online in time is spoiled by paying close attention to Mark before the reveal. His actor is noticeably breathing.



* TheEndOrIsIt: The pilots are in agreement that they'll stop anyone else who uses the "primorphorous gel" to make monsters and that there are still unresolved questions about Ryan's powers [[spoiler: and real parents]]. Things look to be fine for now for now...[[spoiler: except that that they haven't found Harper and at the end, we see a hand coming out of the leftover red ooze from Harper's monster...]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Lampshaded by Mark in ''Let's Dig Deep!''. When Harris tells him that removing Ryan's helmet during the mind exploration could kill him right as Mark was about to do it, he asks him "You guys ever give anybody the full details of anything before you do it?" While Ryan made it out alright, Leo and Harris only explained the mere basics of the mind exploration technology before Ryan dove in.

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* TheEndOrIsIt: The pilots are in agreement that they'll stop anyone else who uses the "primorphorous gel" to make monsters and that there are still unresolved questions about Ryan's powers [[spoiler: and real parents]]. Things look to be fine for now for now...[[spoiler: except that that they haven't found Harper and at the end, we see a hand coming out of the leftover red ooze from Harper's monster...]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Lampshaded by Mark in ''Let's "Let's Dig Deep!''.Deep!". When Harris tells him that removing Ryan's helmet during the mind exploration could kill him right as Mark was about to do it, he asks him "You guys ever give anybody the full details of anything before you do it?" While Ryan made it out alright, Leo and Harris only explained the mere basics of the mind exploration technology before Ryan dove in.



* SpoofAesop: In ''Let's Be Idiots!'': You should play sports for the fun of it and not cheat in order to settle petty grudges...unless the person you're trying to one-up disrespects your friends, in which case all bets are off.

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* SpoofAesop: In ''Let's "Let's Be Idiots!'': Idiots!": You should play sports for the fun of it and not cheat in order to settle petty grudges...unless the person you're trying to one-up disrespects your friends, in which case all bets are off.



* TemptingFate: In ''Let's Destroy Some Ooze!'' Spyder starts to ask if things could get any worse, Mark stops him and then explains that saying that phrase makes bad things happen. Unfortunately, he says the phrase while explaining it to Spyder, which leads to Ryan getting a call with some really bad news. [[spoiler: It's from their mom, who was unknowingly kidnapped by Seth Harper under the guise of him taking her to safety from MECH-X4.]]

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* {{Technopath}}: Ryan is one of these, using it to control MECH-X4. He also uses it to interfere with technology, usually to get him and the crew into places or to help them escape. It's revealed in "Let's Survive in the Woods!" that there's a limit to it: Ryan can't affect technology that isn't already turned on.
* TemptingFate: In ''Let's "Let's Destroy Some Ooze!'' Ooze!", Spyder starts to ask if things could get any worse, Mark stops him and then explains that saying that phrase makes bad things happen. Unfortunately, he says the phrase while explaining it to Spyder, which leads to Ryan getting a call with some really bad news. [[spoiler: It's from their mom, who was unknowingly kidnapped by Seth Harper under the guise of him taking her to safety from MECH-X4.]]



* {{Technopath}}: Ryan is one of these, using it to control MECH-X4. He also uses it to interfere with technology, usually to get him and the crew into places or to help them escape. It's revealed in ''Let's Survive in the Woods!'' that there's a limit to it: Ryan can't affect technology that isn't already turned on.
* UrbanLegends: In ''Let's Survive In The Woods!'', Harris is afraid of "The Bay City Slasher", claimed to be a disgruntled cafeteria worker that murders high school freshmen in the woods. The legend isn't real [[spoiler: but Park Ranger Jeff intended to use the legend as a cover story for him offing Ryan, Harris, and Spyder.]]
* TheLivingDead: In ''Let's Get Some Air!'', the reveal that the team makes it out alive thanks to the oxygen coming back online in time is spoiled by paying close attention to Mark before the reveal. His actor is noticeably breathing.

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* {{Technopath}}: Ryan is one of these, using it to control MECH-X4. He also uses it to interfere with technology, usually to get him and the crew into places or to help them escape. It's revealed in ''Let's Survive in the Woods!'' that there's a limit to it: Ryan can't affect technology that isn't already turned on.
* UrbanLegends: In ''Let's "Let's Survive In The Woods!'', in the Woods!", Harris is afraid of "The Bay City Slasher", claimed to be a disgruntled cafeteria worker that murders high school freshmen in the woods. The legend isn't real [[spoiler: but Park Ranger Jeff intended to use the legend as a cover story for him offing Ryan, Harris, and Spyder.]]
* TheLivingDead: In ''Let's Get Some Air!'', the reveal that the team makes it out alive thanks to the oxygen coming back online in time is spoiled by paying close attention to Mark before the reveal. His actor is noticeably breathing.
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** The wrench gets used by Mark against [[spoiler: Park Ranger Jeff]] in ''Let's Survive In The Woods!''
* YankTheDogsChain: In ''Let's Get The Big Bad!'', [[spoiler:the team comes ''so close'' to catching the BigBad through a reluctant EnemyMine with Principal Grey. His presence was confirmed at the location they found him in, but Principal Grey's betrayal prevents the team from getting to him, and he gets away after Grey falls into a puddle of goo and disappears too]].
** ''Let's Destroy Some Ooze!'': [[spoiler: The heroes fail to destroy the ooze, are conned into destroying the school, and [[HeroWithBadPublicity made public enemy number 1]], whilst Harper is given free reign to do whatever he wants with the ooze and more or less has Grace as a hostage]]

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** The wrench gets used by Mark against [[spoiler: Park Ranger Jeff]] in ''Let's "Let's Survive In The Woods!''
Woods!"
* YankTheDogsChain: In ''Let's "Let's Get The Big Bad!'', Bad!", [[spoiler:the team comes ''so close'' to catching the BigBad through a reluctant EnemyMine with Principal Grey. His presence was confirmed at the location they found him in, but Principal Grey's betrayal prevents the team from getting to him, and he gets away after Grey falls into a puddle of goo and disappears too]].
** ''Let's "Let's Destroy Some Ooze!'': Ooze!": [[spoiler: The heroes fail to destroy the ooze, are conned into destroying the school, and [[HeroWithBadPublicity made public enemy number 1]], whilst Harper is given free reign to do whatever he wants with the ooze and more or less has Grace as a hostage]]hostage.]]

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Harris creates a weapon to destroy Season 2's invincible BigBad and when it's mentioned that there's only one weapon, he activates a revolving wall with three more duplicates of the weapon mounted on the other side. Spyder's reaction? He's impressed they have a revolving wall.

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* ThirdPartyStopsAttack: The dinoscorpion monster tries to crush a soldier rescuing a civilian when MechX4 catches the descending limb and pushes the monster away.


* WaveMotionGun: Harris uses some stored tech to build the X-Cannon inside the torso of MechX4. A direct hit from this weapon will reduce the target into a pool of superheated goo. And that was an monster designed specifically to defeat MechX4. The weapon can only be used once before Ryan has to recover from the effort of using it, but considering the result, he won't need to fire it for a second blast....

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* WaveMotionGun: Harris uses some stored tech to build the X-Cannon inside the torso of MechX4.Mech-X4. A direct hit from this weapon will reduce the target into a pool of superheated goo. And that was an monster designed specifically to defeat MechX4.Mech-X4. The weapon can only be used once before Ryan has to recover from the effort of using it, but considering the result, he won't need to fire it for a second blast....

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* WaveMotionGun: Harris uses some stored tech to build the X-Cannon inside the torso of MechX4. A direct hit from this weapon will reduce the target into a pool of superheated goo. And that was an monster designed specifically to defeat MechX4. The weapon can only be used once before Ryan has to recover from the effort of using it, but considering the result, he won't need to fire it for a second blast....

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