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2042. The vaillant members of the [[{{Megacorp}} Space Development Center (SDC)]] protect the Earth against those evil aliens who want to invade, control and eat innocent citizens...

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Set in 2042. The vaillant members of the [[{{Megacorp}} Space Development Center (SDC)]] protect the Earth against those evil aliens who want to invade, control and eat innocent citizens...



* BigBad: Number 9, the head of the SDC.

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* BigBad: Number 9, the head of the SDC. [[spoiler: Subverted in last episode, he is merely a pawn of [[GreaterScopeVillain Siderno]], an EvilOverlord who seeks to rule the galaxy.]]



* BiggerBad: Siderno, the force behind the Number 9, and the one who ordered him to create [[spoiler:Omega Ray]], a planet-destroying weapon. He doesn't actually appeared, but his voice is heard only in last episode.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: Siderno, the force behind the Number 9, and the one who ordered him to create [[spoiler:Omega Ray]], a planet-destroying weapon. [[TheUnseen He doesn't actually appeared]], but his voice is heard only in last episode.


* BiggerBad: Siderno, the force behind the Number 9, and the who ordered him to create [[spoiler:Omega Ray]], a planet-destroying weapon. He doesn't actually appeared, but his voice is heard only in last episode.

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* BiggerBad: Siderno, the force behind the Number 9, and the one who ordered him to create [[spoiler:Omega Ray]], a planet-destroying weapon. He doesn't actually appeared, but his voice is heard only in last episode.


'''''Linus & Boom''''' is a French-Korean [[AllCGICartoon CGI-animated show]] by Genao Productions. It aired on French TV in 2009 and was sold abroad under the title '''''My Giant Friend'''''. It currently reruns on French channel Gulli.

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'''''Linus ''Linus & Boom''''' Boom'' is a French-Korean [[AllCGICartoon CGI-animated show]] by Genao Productions. It aired on French TV in 2009 and was sold abroad under the title '''''My ''My Giant Friend'''''.Friend''. It currently reruns on French channel Gulli.


''Linus & Boom'' is a French-Korean CGI animated show by Genao Productions. It aired on French TV in 2009 and was sold abroad under the title ''My Giant Friend''. It currently reruns on French channel Gulli.

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''Linus '''''Linus & Boom'' Boom''''' is a French-Korean CGI animated show [[AllCGICartoon CGI-animated show]] by Genao Productions. It aired on French TV in 2009 and was sold abroad under the title ''My '''''My Giant Friend''.Friend'''''. It currently reruns on French channel Gulli.



The show has some similitudes with the ''Ben10'' franchise. The [[WordOfGod creators]] mentioned they got tired of young heroes slaughtering "monsters" without second thoughts and wanted to try something different. So their heroes do the opposite, protecting them. ''[[SoOkayItsAverage My Giant Friend]]'' tends to be [[MonsterOfTheWeek formulaic]] with many points left [[HandWave unexplained]] (the 12 minutes format ''clearly'' didn't help the storytelling) but it has quite the charm, with interesting designs (both for aliens, mechas and technology), good music and endearing characters (especially [[EnsembleDarkhorse Iris]] and [[EvilIsSexy Chase]]). The 1st season had 52 episode which ended with an obvious SequelHook.

A second season was planned and already written but got cancelled due to disagreements between the French and Korean producers.

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The show has some similitudes similarities with the ''Ben10'' ''Franchise/Ben10'' franchise. The [[WordOfGod creators]] mentioned they got tired of young heroes slaughtering "monsters" without second thoughts and wanted to try something different. So their heroes do the opposite, protecting them. ''[[SoOkayItsAverage My Giant Friend]]'' tends to be [[MonsterOfTheWeek formulaic]] with many points left [[HandWave unexplained]] (the 12 minutes format ''clearly'' didn't help the storytelling) but it has quite the charm, with interesting designs (both for aliens, mechas and technology), good music and endearing characters (especially [[EnsembleDarkhorse Iris]] and [[EvilIsSexy Chase]]). The 1st first season had 52 episode which episodes and ended with an obvious SequelHook.

SequelHook. A second season was planned and already written but got cancelled due to disagreements between the French and Korean producers.



Example of tropes in ''My Giant Friend'':

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Example !!Examples of tropes in ''My Giant Friend'':



* {{Foil}}: Linus and Sandborn are both redheaded guys who are particularly clumsy and oafish in their attemps to woo the girl they want.

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* {{Foil}}: Linus and Sandborn are both redheaded guys who are particularly clumsy and oafish in their attemps attempts to woo the girl they want.



* TheGlassesGottaGo: Chase goes to her date without her glasses. She doesn't seem embarassed in the least.

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* TheGlassesGottaGo: Chase goes to her date without her glasses. She doesn't seem embarassed embarrassed in the least.



* LampshadeHanging: The most blatant is about the Beebees. Explicitely no one knows why they were in Boom's spaceship, nor why they stay on Earth. They're simply taken for granted.

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* LampshadeHanging: The most blatant is about the Beebees. Explicitely Explicitly no one knows why they were in Boom's spaceship, nor why they stay on Earth. They're simply taken for granted.



* PlotDrivenBreakdown: The Swatch of Scire runs low on energy only when the plot requires it. There's no discernable scale of energy consumption of its various functionalities. One may think Linus is simply careless.

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* PlotDrivenBreakdown: The Swatch of Scire runs low on energy only when the plot requires it. There's no discernable discernible scale of energy consumption of its various functionalities. One may think Linus is simply careless.



** Linus makes Iris escape the influence of [[spoiler:Joon]] pheromons with a sincere LoveConfession and an AlmostKiss. He [[ItDoesntMeanAnything denies it was genuine moments later]], to Taki and Boom's furor. He makes up for it by taking Iris home.
** There's also a species of aliens whose lovers litteraly die if they stay apart for too long.

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** Linus makes Iris escape the influence of [[spoiler:Joon]] pheromons pheromones with a sincere LoveConfession and an AlmostKiss. He [[ItDoesntMeanAnything denies it was genuine moments later]], to Taki and Boom's furor. He makes up for it by taking Iris home.
** There's also a species of aliens whose lovers litteraly literally die if they stay apart for too long.



* TrueLovesKiss: Explicitely said so, between [[spoiler:Linus]] and [[spoiler:Iris]]. It's [[spoiler:her]] initiative and [[spoiler:she]] goes ''boldly'' to save [[spoiler:him from an unwanted wedding]]. Note that [[spoiler:Linus]] wasn't totally aware of [[spoiler:his feelings towards Iris]] then. It works nonetheless, even if [[spoiler:he]] seems to [[StatusQuoIsGod have forgotten it the next episode]].

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* TrueLovesKiss: Explicitely Explicitly said so, between [[spoiler:Linus]] and [[spoiler:Iris]]. It's [[spoiler:her]] initiative and [[spoiler:she]] goes ''boldly'' to save [[spoiler:him from an unwanted wedding]]. Note that [[spoiler:Linus]] wasn't totally aware of [[spoiler:his feelings towards Iris]] then. It works nonetheless, even if [[spoiler:he]] seems to [[StatusQuoIsGod have forgotten it the next episode]].



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Iris and Linus relationship gradually becomes this. At the end of the 1st season, it's clear it's only a matter of time.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Iris and Linus relationship gradually becomes this. At the end of the 1st first season, it's clear it's only a matter of time.time.
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* RedHeadedHero: Linus.


* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Linus
** TheLancer / TheChick: Iris
** TheSmartGuy: Monroe
** TheBigGuy: Boom
** GadgeteerGenius: Taki


* {{Expy}}: Iris is very similar to [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hermione]]. While Linus is a RedHeadedHero, hmmm...

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* {{Expy}}: Iris is very similar to [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hermione]]. While Linus is a RedHeadedHero, redhead, hmmm...


* BigNo: Linus gets a belated one when [[spoiler:Iris]] gets shot.

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* BigNo: Linus gets a belated one when [[spoiler:Iris]] gets shot.shot by Number 9.



* BiggerBad: Siderno, the force behind the Number 9, who gave him a technology able to destroy a planet. He doesn't actually appeared, but his voice is heard only in last episode.

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* BiggerBad: Siderno, the force behind the Number 9, and the who gave ordered him a technology able to destroy create [[spoiler:Omega Ray]], a planet.planet-destroying weapon. He doesn't actually appeared, but his voice is heard only in last episode.


Well, at least, that's [[VillainWithGoodPublicity what they'd like you to believe]]. Truth is, under the rule of [[BigBad Number9]], the SDC collects and enslaves any alien who has the misfortune to land or crash on Earth, turning them into LivingWeapon, in order to one day rule the whole galaxy.

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Well, at least, that's [[VillainWithGoodPublicity what they'd like you to believe]]. Truth is, under the rule of [[BigBad Number9]], Number 9]], the SDC collects and enslaves any alien who has the misfortune to land or crash on Earth, turning them into LivingWeapon, in order to one day rule the whole galaxy.



* BigBad: Number9, the head of the SDC.

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* BigBad: Number9, Number 9, the head of the SDC.



* BiggerBad: Siderno, the force behind the Number9, who gave him a technology able to destroy a planet. He doesn't actually appeared, but his voice is heard only in last episode.

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* BiggerBad: Siderno, the force behind the Number9, Number 9, who gave him a technology able to destroy a planet. He doesn't actually appeared, but his voice is heard only in last episode.


* BiggerBad: In the last episode it appears than [[spoiler:Number9 works with a sinister "[[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen someone/something]]" who gave him a technology able to destroy a planet]].

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* BiggerBad: In Siderno, the last episode it appears than [[spoiler:Number9 works with a sinister "[[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen someone/something]]" force behind the Number9, who gave him a technology able to destroy a planet]].planet. He doesn't actually appeared, but his voice is heard only in last episode.



* ButtMonkey: Sandborn.

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* ButtMonkey: Sandborn.Sanborn.


* DevelopmentGag: One of Chase's blaster is obviously designed from an office stapler.


* ShoutOut: But of course, be it visually or in the name of the alien species. One of the most visible is Chase destroying two mecha mooks, [[TheMatrix Trinity]] style (ep19).
** Boom once stormed a hall, [[CloneWars Grievous style]] (ep4).

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* ShoutOut: But of course, be it visually or in the name of the alien species. One of the most visible is Chase destroying two mecha mooks, [[TheMatrix [[Film/TheMatrix Trinity]] style (ep19).
** Boom once stormed a hall, [[CloneWars [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Grievous style]] (ep4).


* MenInBlack: The SDC is basically this, though they hunt aliens in plain sight and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity manipulate people]] rather than erasing their memories.

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* MenInBlack: TheMenInBlack: The SDC is basically this, though they hunt aliens in plain sight and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity manipulate people]] rather than erasing their memories.


Not to be confused with WesternAnimation/MyBigBigFriend.

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Not to be confused with WesternAnimation/MyBigBigFriend.the show ''WesternAnimation/MyBigBigFriend''.

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Not to be confused with WesternAnimation/MyBigBigFriend.

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