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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Megabyte]], an order-obsessed virus, becomes one after season 2. While in previous seasons Megabyte had a personal code of honor and was [[AffablyEvil affable enough]] to give Enzo a birthday present, after a forced FusionDance, he loses those qualities, as shown when he uses an EldritchAbomination's invasion as a way to trap [[TheHero Bob]] in an EldritchLocation. With Bob out of the way, Megabyte turns his attention on capturing Mainframe, with the end goal of infecting the Supercomputer and the entire Net. To that end, he lets his sister Hexadecimal get crushed with the [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill side of a game cube]], then has her rebuilt with a shock collar so she is forced to power his death ray. He makes it incredibly difficult for Enzo to continue beating game cubes, dooming thousands of binomes to a FateWorseThanDeath and causing untold destruction for the sake of driving the kid into a HeroicBSOD. When he gets into the Central Office, he decapitates [[{{Mentors}} Phong]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures his severed head]] not only for information, but for his own sadistic amusement. His minions, Hack and Slash, are terrified of him, and he often [[{{Fingore}} breaks Herr Doctor's fingers]] as punishment. Even after being defeated, he's caused so much damage Mainframe can't recover and the heroes are forced to deliberately [[CessationOfExistence cause a crash]] for a chance at rebirth. Later, he returns to Mainframe and [[spoiler: impersonates Bob]], turning everyone against Glitch-Bob before proposing to Dot and almost marrying her for no reason other than [[ItAmusedMe to amuse himself]]. He is willing to hurt anyone and everyone for [[ForTheEvulz his own petty amusement]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Megabyte]], an order-obsessed virus, becomes one loses all his positive qualities after season 2. While in previous seasons Megabyte had a personal code of honor and was [[AffablyEvil affable enough]] to give Enzo a birthday present, after a forced FusionDance, he loses those qualities, 2, as shown when he uses an EldritchAbomination's invasion as a way to trap [[TheHero Bob]] Bob in an EldritchLocation. With Bob out of the way, Megabyte turns his attention on capturing tries to capture Mainframe, with the end goal of infecting the Supercomputer and the entire Net. To that end, he lets his [[OrderVsChaos sister Hexadecimal Hexadecimal]] get crushed with the [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill side of a game cube]], cube, then has her rebuilt with a shock collar ShockCollar so she is forced to power his death ray. DeathRay. He makes it incredibly difficult for Enzo to continue beating game cubes, dooming thousands of binomes to a FateWorseThanDeath AFateWorseThanDeath and causing untold destruction for the sake of driving the kid into a HeroicBSOD. When he gets into the Central Office, he decapitates [[{{Mentors}} Phong]] Phong and [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures his severed head]] head not only for information, but for his own sadistic amusement. His minions, Hack and Slash, are terrified of him, and he often [[{{Fingore}} breaks Herr Doctor's fingers]] fingers as punishment. Even after being defeated, he's caused so much damage Mainframe can't recover and the heroes are forced to deliberately [[CessationOfExistence cause a crash]] crash for a chance at rebirth. Later, he returns to Mainframe and [[spoiler: impersonates Bob]], Bob, turning everyone against Glitch-Bob before proposing to Dot and almost marrying her for no reason other than [[ItAmusedMe to amuse himself]]. He is willing to hurt anyone and everyone for [[ForTheEvulz his own petty amusement]].himself.

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** Several times in the show, "BASIC" is used as an insult, essentially being ''[=ReBoot=]''[='=]s equivalent of "stupid" or "idiot", but y'know, using [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BASIC computer terms]], like everything else in the show. In the 2010s, "basic" became an actual insult used in real-life.


* AwesomeEgo: Bob's a little high on himself and his own badass status sometimes. And why shouldn't he be? He spent two seasons giving [[MagnificentBastard Megabyte]] the runaround. After his defeat in "Web World Wars," it's little wonder that when he later returns mid-season 3, he's a little more down-to-earth.

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***In "The Tiff", Dot refers to Bob as UsefulNotes/GameBoy. Seems like an innocent reference to the handheld gaming device, right? Take a look at what's written above the screen of an original model Game Boy[[labelnote:*]]''Dot Matrix with Stereo Sound''[[/labelnote]]. While this may or may not have been intentional, it's clever nonetheless.


* FanonDiscontinuity: Some fans leave out season 4, due to the somewhat disappointing conclusion to the Daemon arc (see HypeBacklash below) and the fact that it, and thus the show, ends on a massive cliffhanger (contrasted with season 3, which gives a pretty satisfactory ending due to the fact that [[SeriesFauxnale it was originally intended as such]]).

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Some fans leave out season 4, due to the somewhat disappointing conclusion to the Daemon arc (see HypeBacklash below) and the fact that it, and thus the show, ends on a massive cliffhanger (contrasted with season 3, which gives a pretty satisfactory ending due to the fact that [[SeriesFauxnale it was originally intended as such]]).



* HypeBacklash: The fourth season came out after being UnCanceled three years after the third season. With all the FanFiction and rampant WildMassGuessing from the fandom (with no expectation of ever ''getting'' a resolution), there were bound to be a few accurate theories and a few fanfics that proved to be a more satisfying conclusion for the Daemon arc.


* AwesomeEgo: Bob's a little high on himself and his own badass status sometimes. And why shouldn't he be? He spent two seasons giving Megabyte the runaround. After his defeat in "Web World Wars," it's little wonder that when he later returns mid-season 3, he's a little more down-to-earth.

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* AwesomeEgo: Bob's a little high on himself and his own badass status sometimes. And why shouldn't he be? He spent two seasons giving Megabyte [[MagnificentBastard Megabyte]] the runaround. After his defeat in "Web World Wars," it's little wonder that when he later returns mid-season 3, he's a little more down-to-earth.

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* MagnificentBastard: Megabyte, the BigBad of the series, is a ruthless, yet charming Virus who intends to siege control of the entire system. Frequently coming up with genius schemes that come [[NearVillainVictory within a hairsbreadth]] of taking over Mainframe itself, Megabyte later allies with the hero Bob to prevent a Web invasion before betraying Bob and ejecting him into the Web, taking over Mainframe to remake it in his image. Eventually, Megabyte plots to simply abandon it to infect other systems before being overthrown. Later returning disguised as a second Bob, Megabyte organizes the complete takeover of Mainframe yet again. The most brilliant foe that Bob and his friends ever face, Megabyte is equal parts sophisticated and vicious, rarely at a loss and quick to recover, intending on bringing all he he can dream of under his control.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Bob sending Glitch away rather than let Gigabyte have it. At the time, it was just a way to prevent Gigabyte from absorbing some more energy, but Season 3 confirmed that keytools are sentient, so Bob was actually protecting a friend even if it meant leaving himself completely defenseless.


* AwesomeEgo: Bob's a little high on himself and his own badass status sometimes. And why shouldn't he be? He spent two seasons giving MagnificentBastard Megabyte the runaround. After his defeat in "Web World Wars," it's little wonder that when he later returns mid-season 3, he's a little more down-to-earth.

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* AwesomeEgo: Bob's a little high on himself and his own badass status sometimes. And why shouldn't he be? He spent two seasons giving MagnificentBastard Megabyte the runaround. After his defeat in "Web World Wars," it's little wonder that when he later returns mid-season 3, he's a little more down-to-earth.



* MagnificentBastard: Megabyte, ''Megabyte'', '''Megabyte'''.

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* MemeticMolester: Hexadecimal to Bob, especially in the Daemon Arc where she is constantly making unwanted advances on him.


* CounterpartComparison: ''Guardian Code'' has been (rather unfavorably) compared to ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and ''Series/VRTroopers'', given its RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude premise and the teenagers in question transforming into virtual soldiers to fight in a virtual reality realm. It doesn't help that a former ''Power Rangers'' writer, Ann Austen, is writing for this show.



** And of course, pretty much every fan is writing off ''Guardian Code'' due to its' heavy departure from the original show.



* InternetBackdraft: It's safe to say that the trailer for ''Guardian Code'' generated [[RealityWarper Hexadecimal]]-level chaos in the fandom, having a massively unfavorable like-to-dislike ratio and plentiful comments reacting in a negative manner to the various changes ''Guardian Code'' takes on.



* {{Narm}}: Whether intentional or not, the [=ReBoot=] fanboy from "Mainframe Mayhem" crying "After twenty years, Mainframe is back!" comes off as less of a tribute to old-school fans and more of a TakeThatAudience due to how much of a stereotypical basement dweller he is.
* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: Yes, ''Guardian Code'', we '''totally believe''' you hired perennial {{Series/TheXFiles}} creep Nicolas Lea just to play the love interest of the main character's mother. Of course.



** The ''Guardian Code'' thing, meanwhile, looks like ''[=ReBoot=]'' mixed with about three different shows that all had the premise of "[[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude teenagers with attitude]] travel into a computer system and battle evil": ''Series/VRTroopers'', ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'', and ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' (which itself had a live-action/CGI hybrid show called ''Series/CodeLyokoEvolution'').



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The first Netflix "season" of ''The Guardian Code'', which comprise the first ten episodes of the full season. [[spoiler: Although Megabyte is a main villain, every other returning character is stuffed into the last episode and returned to their original 1994 configuration, implying Mainframe has been literally rebooted and the four original seasons have been undone. Hex's redemption and sacrifice, Matrix & [=AndrAIa=], Megabyte becoming a Trojan horse and hijacking the principal office; all these major plot points[=/=]character arcs are dropped.]] Only time will tell if the second batch of episodes rectify this.


* CounterpartComparison: ''Guardian Code'' has been (rather unfavorably) compared to ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and ''Series/VRTroopers'', given its RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude premise and the teenagers in question transforming into virtual soldiers to fight in a virtual reality realm.

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* CounterpartComparison: ''Guardian Code'' has been (rather unfavorably) compared to ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and ''Series/VRTroopers'', given its RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude premise and the teenagers in question transforming into virtual soldiers to fight in a virtual reality realm. It doesn't help that a former ''Power Rangers'' writer, Ann Austen, is writing for this show.


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** And of course, pretty much every fan is writing off ''Guardian Code'' due to its' heavy departure from the original show.

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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: Yes, ''Guardian Code'', we '''totally believe''' you hired perennial {{Series/TheXFiles}} creep Nicolas Lea just to play the love interest of the main character's mother. Of course.

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* {{Narm}}: Whether intentional or not, the [=ReBoot=] fanboy from "Mainframe Mayhem" crying "After twenty years, Mainframe is back!" comes off as less of a tribute to old-school fans and more of a TakeThatAudience due to how much of a stereotypical basement dweller he is.

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