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* AlasPoorVillain: You can't help but feel sorry for Morbulus in "The Giant Bacteria", as he was not only mutated into a giant, subdividing BlobMonster by Dr. Viper, but also destroyed rather than cured.



* AlasPoorVillain: You can't help but feel sorry for Morbulus in "The Giant Bacteria", as he was not only mutated into a giant, subdividing BlobMonster by Dr. Viper, but also destroyed rather than cured.


** A combined name pun version: Two of the random Enforcer pilots are named Burge and King, i.e. "Burger King."



** Warden Meece's name in "Chaos in Crystal" is apparently a reference to Mr. Jinks' name for mice in ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow''. He called them "meeces." It therefore doubles as a really morbidly funny PunnyName considering Jinks' catchphrase is "I hate meeces to pieces" and Meece, upon being turned into crystal, is knocked over and shattered, i.e. "[[IncrediblyLamePun Meeces goes to pieces]]."

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** Warden Meece's name in "Chaos in Crystal" is apparently intended to be a weird play on "Siamese," but doubles as a reference to Mr. Jinks' name for mice in ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow''. He called them "meeces." It therefore doubles as a really morbidly funny PunnyName considering Jinks' catchphrase is "I hate meeces to pieces" and Meece, upon being turned into crystal, is knocked over and shattered, i.e. "[[IncrediblyLamePun Meeces goes to pieces]]."


** The Enforcers ''do'' have some early successes, particularly in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", wherein two random, nameless pilots wipe out a pair of reanimated skeletons (and even get to do a PreMortemOneLiner), and later on, Feral's idea to use gas grenades against the Megasaurus rex actually work. Then in "The Ci-Kat-A", the Enforcers successfully wipe out the alien nest at the end. But when it comes to the episodes' actual main villains, they of course fail spectacularly both times.

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** The Enforcers ''do'' have some early successes, particularly in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", wherein two random, nameless pilots Burge and King wipe out a pair of reanimated skeletons (and even get to do a PreMortemOneLiner), and later on, Feral's idea to use gas grenades against the Megasaurus rex actually work. Then in "The Ci-Kat-A", the Enforcers successfully wipe out the alien nest at the end. But when it comes to the episodes' actual main villains, they of course fail spectacularly both times.



* PreMortemOneLiner: Courtesy of an Enforcer pilot in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" - "You have the right to remain ''buried''!"

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* PreMortemOneLiner: Courtesy of an Enforcer pilot King in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" - "You have the right to remain ''buried''!"


** A kick in the face version to one of Turmoil's guards in "Cry Turmoil" - in his Ejektor seat, no less!

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** A dual kick in the face version to one of Turmoil's guards from Razor in "Cry Turmoil" - in his Ejektor seat, no less!


** A kick in the face from Razor to Hard Drive in "SWAT Kats Unplugged."

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** A kick in the face version to one of Turmoil's guards in "Cry Turmoil" - in his Ejektor seat, no less!
** Another kick in the face
from Razor Razor, this time to Hard Drive in "SWAT Kats Unplugged."



** A punch delivered by the evil version of T-Bone to a Puma-Dyne guard in "The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats." This one is noteworthy considering Dark!T-Bone uses the hand wearing his Glovatrix, which the SpikesOfVillainy had to be removed from for this shot, or else it would've been one of the show's most violent and painful punches by implication alone.

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** A punch delivered by the evil version of T-Bone Razor to a Puma-Dyne guard in "The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats." This one is noteworthy considering Dark!T-Bone Dark!Razor uses the hand wearing his Glovatrix, which the SpikesOfVillainy had to be removed from for this shot, or else it would've been one of the show's most violent and painful punches by implication alone.alone.
** In the unfinished episode "Succubus!", a transformed Otto kicks Felina in the face and knocks her unconscious this way.


[[BoisterousBruiser Chance "T-Bone" Furlong]] and [[BadassBookworm Jake "Razor" Clawson]] were once two humble officers of the Enforcers, teaming up as the [[AcePilot pilot]] and [[GuyInBack Radar Intercept Officer]] of a fighter jet in the Enforcers' Air Force Squadron. Until they accidentally destroyed their command headquarters and caused sizeable amounts of damage while in pursuit of a criminal. Their former superior, [[JerkAss Commander Ulysses Feral]], stuck them in long-term community service in a military junkyard until Chance and Jake managed to pay off their debt... which, considering their salaries, was likely to be never. (Never mind that the incident was Feral's fault in the first place; see OnlyICanKillHim for more details.)

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[[BoisterousBruiser Chance "T-Bone" Furlong]] and [[BadassBookworm Jake "Razor" Clawson]] were once two humble officers of the Enforcers, teaming up as the [[AcePilot pilot]] and [[GuyInBack Radar Intercept Officer]] of a fighter jet in the Enforcers' Air Force Squadron. Until they accidentally destroyed their command headquarters and caused sizeable amounts of damage while in pursuit of a criminal. Their former superior, [[JerkAss Commander Ulysses Feral]], stuck them in long-term community service in a military junkyard until Chance and Jake managed to pay off their debt... which, considering their salaries, was likely to be never. (Never never (also, never mind that [[OnlyICanKillHim the incident was Feral's fault in the first place; see OnlyICanKillHim for more details.)
place]]).


** This was quite common among the shows writers. The storyboards for "Enter the Madkat" described Katzmer the antique store owner as being based off of Creator/KeyeLuke in '"Film/Gremlins'', while the script for "Chaos in Crystal" says Warden Meece and Dr. Greenbox are based off of M. Emmet Walsh and Creator/WoodyHarrelson, respectively.

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** This was quite common among the shows writers. The storyboards for "Enter the Madkat" described Katzmer the antique store owner as being based off of Creator/KeyeLuke Keye Luke in '"Film/Gremlins'', '"Film/{{Gremlins}}'', while the script for "Chaos in Crystal" says Warden Meece and Dr. Greenbox are based off of M. Emmet Walsh and Creator/WoodyHarrelson, respectively.

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** This was quite common among the shows writers. The storyboards for "Enter the Madkat" described Katzmer the antique store owner as being based off of Creator/KeyeLuke in '"Film/Gremlins'', while the script for "Chaos in Crystal" says Warden Meece and Dr. Greenbox are based off of M. Emmet Walsh and Creator/WoodyHarrelson, respectively.


** Simlarly, except for Smitty and the unnamed guy who appears in "Enter the Madkat" and "Katastrophe" (called "Sergeant #2" in the storyboards) all Enforcer sergeants use the same character design as Sgt. Talon. This makes it difficult to tell if the sergeant in question is intended to be Talon or not unless he speaks.



* SwampsAreEvil: Megakat Swamp, the domain of Dr. Viper, is one seriously disturbing place.

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* SurveillanceStationSlacker: Security in Megakat City is often lax:
** The sergeant in "Night of the Dark Kat." Despite reassuring the NewMeat that if anyone tries to break into the defense center that the Enforcers will stop them, he's shown asleep at his desk minutes later while Hard Drive is helping himself to all the computer data. He has to be awakened by the burglar alarm.
** The guard outside the top secret research lab in Puma-Dyne in "The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats" is snoring soundly when both the good and evil sets of SWAT Kats sneak in.
** Emil in "The Origin of Dr. Viper" is either reading comic books of sleeping while manning the front desk at Megakat Biochemical. At least ''his'' excuse is he's elderly. Nevertheless, he allows Dr. Viper to literally slip in under his nose.
-->'''Callie:''' Tight security...
* SwampsAreEvil: The Dead Forest, a particularly polluted part of Megakat Swamp, Swamp and the domain of Dr. Viper, is one seriously disturbing place.


* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Enforcer Sergeant.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The main Enforcer Sergeant.Sergeant (even though he does have a name - [[AllThereInTheScript Talon]]).



* HypercompetentSidekick: Describes Callie to a T. Also the Enforcer Sergeant.

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* HypercompetentSidekick: Describes Callie to a T. Also the Enforcer Sergeant.Sergeant Talon, especially in comparison to Steel.



** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the main Enforcer sergeant. According to the script for "Destructive Nature," his name is Talon. Talon is also the name of one of the prison guards in "Chaos in Crystal."



** Callie's full name is Calico.
** Metallikats is a portmanteau of "Metallic" and "Cats" and a reference to the Heavy Metal Band "Metallica".

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** Callie's full first name is Calico.
** Metallikats "Metallikats" is a portmanteau of "Metallic" and "Cats" and a reference to the Heavy Metal Band "Metallica".


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** A combined name pun version: Two of the random Enforcer pilots are named Burge and King, i.e. "Burger King."

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** A dual drop down kick by T-Bone and Razor against two converted MASA guards in "The Ci-Kat-A."

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* RebuffTheAmateur: Commander Feral repeatedly tries to get the SWAT Kats to let '''[[BoldInflation the Enforcers]]''' handle the threat of the week. They never listen, and PoliceAreUseless against supervillainous threats anyway.


* {{Animesque}}: Season 2 appears to have taken some eastern influences with its animation.

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* {{Animesque}}: Season 2 appears to have taken some eastern influences with its animation. Ironically this was before anime had become more mainstream down in the west. Being one of the earlier examples of this trope.

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** Callie's full name is Calico.


** 1). The quality of their equipment is falling - the [=TurboKat=] is built out of the Enforcers' ''garbage'' but easily outperforms their current gear.
** 2). Its leadership is becoming overconfident - T-Bone and Razor were Enforcers until Feral pulled an absolutely ''stupid'' OnlyICanKillHim on Dark Kat (imagine two nobodies nearly catching UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden when some big shot was around) and blamed them for the ensuing property damage. Feral got a bit better, and by the time of the show proper is more professional. But Lt. Commander Steel is an extrapolation of this that nearly screws the entire city.

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** 1). The quality of their equipment is falling - the [=TurboKat=] is built out of the Enforcers' ''garbage'' but easily outperforms their current gear.
** 2). Its leadership is becoming overconfident - T-Bone and Razor were Enforcers until Feral pulled an absolutely ''stupid'' OnlyICanKillHim on Dark Kat (imagine two nobodies nearly catching UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden when some big shot was around) and blamed them for the ensuing property damage. Feral got a bit better, and by the time of the show proper is more professional. But Lt. Commander Steel is an extrapolation of this that nearly screws the entire city.

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