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"He's got the courage to master it, the Eon Kid." note 

Iron Kid (known as Eon Kid in English-speaking countries) is a South Korean-Spanish CGI animated television series. It's set in an After the End Far East world, where a boy named Marty finds an Ancestral Weapon, the Fist of Eon, which adheres to is arm and grants him the power of becoming the Iron Kid. Along a diverse array of companions, he will face the forces of the evil General in a war for the fate of the world.


Iron Kid provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Violeta, although not usually, as her main task is intelligence and espionage.
  • After the End: The world of the series, in which the Robot War (and probably some wars more before that one) has devastated society.
  • All-CGI Cartoon
  • Ancestral Weapon: The Gigantor, which is actually The Last of His Kind.
  • Ambiguously Human: It's never clear whether CDF footsoldiers are androids or armored men.
  • Animesque: The show visual style is clearly inspired by Japanese animation.
  • Arm Cannon: Magnum has two.
  • Armor Is Useless: CDF soldiers tend to die rather easily, despite their armored-looking suits.
  • Artificial Limbs: Chief Gibson lost an arm in the Robot War and had it replaced by an artificial one.
  • An Axe to Grind: Scar uses two war axes to fight.
  • Automatic Crossbows: Khan has some high-tech crossbows which can unload a Macross Missile Massacre.
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  • Badass Army: The General's forces. If not for the heroes, mankind would be very screwed.
  • Badass Cape: Gaff's red cape.
  • Badass Longcoat: Steeljaw Jack wears one, which gives him the look of an old-fashioned noir detective.
  • Badass Normal: Master Yang can kick some ass despite being a diminutive old man, even against super-powered androids. Also Orange Mama is an old lady you would not want to mess with.
  • Barrier Warrior: The General's speciality. Violeta can generate Deflector Shields too.
  • Bash Brothers: Most of the main cast has to fight back-to-back with someone in several occasions.
  • BFG: Sgt. Camo uses a pair of bazoocas to try to take down the Gigantor.
  • Big Bad: Initially Khan starts as the baddie of the show, later becoming The Dragon to the General, but it obvious that Chen is the one who pulls the strings.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Duke Von Rhymer.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Justified because most characters are robots.
  • Blow You Away: The Four Invincible Lords and Eiger can create storms.
  • Bounty Hunter: Steeljaw Jack's main occupation.
  • Bridge Bunny: Kelly.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Magnum has "Tempest Giga Cannon", Gaff "Dragon's Sword", Shadow "Shadow Cyclone" and Iron Kid "Comet Punch", among others.
  • Can't Catch Up: The rest of the team around Marty.
  • Dance Battler: Shadow's hand-to-hand fighting style resembles Capoeira with some breakdance moves thrown in.
  • Car Fu: Marty does some impressive one with a jeep while fleeing away with Ally.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Cloud fights with a kanabo.
  • Child Soldiers: Conversed by Gibson, which muses war is not for little children.
  • Collapsible Helmet: Violeta encases her face in a collapsible mask when fighting, presumably in order to protect her delicate facial components.
  • Combat Tentacles: Shadow's main weapons are black chain-like tentacles that extend from his back. They are pretty much multi-purpose.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Zig-zagged with the Four Invincible Lords. Shadow is able to succesfully fend them off as a team capitalizing on his agility and the environment, but later he and Magnum get their asses kicked thoroughly by only one of them when they try to take him down.
  • Cool Big Sis: Violeta becomes one towards Ally.
  • Cool Shades: Gibson's eyes are never seen due to his perennial shades.
  • Cool Sword/Katanas Are Just Better: Gaff's dragon sword. It can cut through robot shells with ease, can be used to perform awesome spinning techniques, and last but not least, looks badass.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Duke Von Rhymer.
  • Cyberpunk: Albeit an inusually Lighter and Softer one.
  • Cyborg: Somewhat surprisingly, there is only one in the series, and is the Big Bad.
  • Dark Action Girl: Black Beauty and Wind.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Buttons.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Black Beauty's hologram clones, which are clearly a reminiscence of the classic ninja clone technique.
  • The Dragon: Khan to the General.
  • Drill Tank: Tremo and his squad have this alternate form.
  • Dub Name Change: "Iron Kid" to "Eon Kid".
    • Also, Master Yang to Master Zhang.
    • In the Spanish dub, Steeljaw Jack is changed to Jack Acero (literally, "Jack Steele". Unrelated to that other Steele, by the way.).
  • The Dreaded: The sole name of the General is enough to bring echoes of the Robot War and the menace it posed.
  • Elite Mooks: The Centaurs. Even a full-powered Marty has trouble with them.
  • Expy: Several.
  • Facial Markings: Camo has red stripes going down under his eyes.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Let's Steeljaw Jack take off his coat...
  • Five-Man Band: As presented in the opening sequence.
    • The Leader: Marty (the protagonist).
    • The Lancer: Gaff (wise and jaded in contrast to the more energetic and innocent Marty).
    • The Big Guy: Magnum (the strongest, literally designed for war)
    • The Smart Guy: Shadow (specialized in advanced warfare), doubling also as a Sixth Ranger Traitor (mentally unstable and dangerous for the team).
    • The Chick: Violeta (the only female and the most caring)
  • Four Is Death: The Four Invincible Lords: Lightning, Rain, Wind, and Cloud.
  • Fragile Speedster: Shadow is tremendously agile, but his armor and frame are light, and thus his defense is solely based around dodging. Same with Black Beauty, who is a ninja robot.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Shadow's eyes change from green to orange when his evil programming surfaces.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The CDF'S decision to deploy Shadow to protect Marty in his way to the snow temple is a desperate move in many ways: not only because he has proved to be mentally unstable and could turn against them in any moment, but also because the mission is not even in Shadow's actual field of expertise - he specializes in black ops and covert operations, yet the task he is entrusted with takes place in open field. He is only deployed because, with Magnum engaged in another mission, Shadow is the most powerful fighter they have left.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Scar has an evil one under his eye.
  • Hand Blast: One of the Iron Kid attacks.
  • Highly Visible Ninja:
    • Despite being a ninja, Scar is huge, bulky and armored in green, and uses two giant axes to ravage his way through the battlefield. It can be argued that he doesn't need as much stealth as a conventional ninja, of course.
    • Averted with Black Beauty, who is slender and armored in black as it would be expected.
  • An Ice Person: Eiger can produce ice and frozen winds from his body.
  • Implied Love Interest: Marty and Ally.
  • Informed Ability: Shadow is mentioned to have 108 weapons in his body. He shows many, but definitely not as many.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Gaff's sword.
  • Kick Chick: Violeta's fighting style resembles Taekwondo, with plenty of aerial spinning kicks.
  • Killer Robot: The General.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Magnum. Heavy armor, heavy guns and great speed; although he is not as nimble as Shadow, he is probably faster in lineal movement thanks to his shoulder thrusters, and his firepower is such that he can trip over a Gigantor single-handedly.
  • Lost Superweapon: The Gigantor.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Khan, Magnum and the Gigantor all use spam missile techniques in one form or another.
  • Mad Scientist: Dr. Chen.
  • Market-Based Title: Known as Eon Kid in the English-speaking world.
  • Master Swordsman: Gaff.
  • Meaningful Name: Almost every robot character's name fits their qualities.
  • Mighty Glacier: Tremo in his robot form is slow and heavy, but he is incredibly strong, and tough enough to stop the mighty Centaurs.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Master Yang is even shorter than Marty.
  • Noble Demon: Khan hates the Gigantors, as he fought them in the past and knows the kind of dangerous superweapons they are, and also has a sense of honor and disapproves underhanded warfare methods, unlike Chen and the very General.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Buttons.
  • Nuke 'em: The CDF tris this against the Gigantor using the White Eagles, but it fails.
  • Older Is Better: Pre-War robots like The General and his forces are ridiculously powerful compared to almost all the new generation ones. If weren't by Marty and his ancient Fist, the CDF would have the struggle hopelessly lost.
  • One-Man Army:
    • Pretty much every fighting character, but Magnum is the most egregious example.
    • Shadow deserves a mention as well, as he massacred twenty units sent to hunt him down; only Magnum's personal intervention could got him captured.
  • Playing with Fire: Lightning.
  • Power Fist: Yes.
  • Praetorian Guard: The Four Invincible Lords.
  • Puppy Love: Marty and Ally, although it is not clear if they are Like Brother and Sister or certainly a couple.
  • The Quiet One: Shadow doesn't talk very much.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Bullybots.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Chief Gibson.
  • Recruiting the Criminal: Shadow is a former delinquent reprogrammed by the CDF. They actually might have built him in first place, but it is never stated.
  • Redshirt Army: The CDF soldiers, except Camo.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Well, duh.
  • Robot Buddy
  • Samurai Cowboy
  • Shield Bash: Rain's main offensive.
  • Sinister Shades: Dr. Chen wears red goggles, although he is shown without them in a CDF archive image.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Straight. Violeta is the only female in the Five-Man Band, and Wind is the only one in the Four Invincible Lords.
  • Split Personality: Shadow is reprogrammed to serve the CDF, but he keeps some remnants from his former mind and sometimes forgets which side he is on. This makes him The Corruptible to the The General's psychic powers.
  • State Sec: The CDF or Central Defence Force.
  • Stealth Expert: Black Beauty and Shadow.
  • The Stoic: Gibson.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Magnum openly distrust Shadow, and the latter dislikes him in return, but they are forced to work together.
    Magnum: He almost finishes you, mate.
    Shadow: I have not asked you for help.
    Magnum: [sternly] Shadow, we both are on the same side now.
    Shadow: Indeed... And it is the losing side.
  • This Is a Drill: Tremo and his squad have drills as their main weapons, and can use them to cave his way through the terrain.
  • Undying Loyalty: Khan to the General, until he realize his goal will cause many casualties, forcing him to side with the heroes. As he's being tortured by the General for betraying him, Khan pleads for his master not to go through with his conquest.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Evil Shadow is able to kick down Magnum, Gaff and Marty.
  • Whip It Good: Wind uses two energy whips able to cut through objects.
  • White Mask of Doom: Shadow has one, which is technically his face, and is noted by Buttons as "alien-looking".
  • World of Badass
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Inevitable in a martial arts themed cartoon. During their fight, Rain gives Shadow a perfect picture spinning side slam to pin him to the ground. He also throws him away with a chokeslam.
  • Wuxia
  • Yellow Peril: Dr. Chen's attire and hair makes him look like a cyberpunk-style mandarin.

Alternative Title(s): Eon Kid


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