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"Go, go! It's the super ranger Miniforce (Ranger Miniforce!)
Fighting for the good and justice, they're our mini friends!
Go, go! It's the super ranger Miniforce (Ranger Miniforce!)
Fighting for the peacefulness, our brave warriors!
They're the super ranger Miniforce!"
The show's Theme Song
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Miniforce (original Korean title: 최강전사 미니특공대, Choegang Jeonsa Mini Teuggongdae, literally “Strongest Warriors Mini Commando Squad”) is a South Korean All-CGI Cartoon made by SAMG Animation (an animation studio also known for their contributions to Miraculous Ladybug). First airing on the EBS television channel in South Korea on September 3, 2014, the show consists of two seasons of 26 episodes each (for a total of 52 episodes), with each episode lasting approximately 11 minutes each.

The show follows four main characters: Volt the squirrel, Max the beaver, Sammy the owl, and Lucy the fox. Together, they are part of an animal agent organization known as the Miniforce. They normally live at a house under the care of a human named Suzy. But when the Big Bads Nein and Pascal plot trouble and carry out evil plans around their peaceful area, our heroes come to the rescue by transforming into human-like battle suits and putting a stop to their plans, usually involving defeating another villain or a mechamon. In the second season of the show, Ray the animal chimera sometimes tags along to help the Miniforce even.

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The show itself appears to take after Japanese Sentai-style Tokusatsu shows, especially the look and style of the Super Sentai/Power Rangers series, but animated and combined with an animal hero element.

A Prequel movie based on the series was released in 2016, called Miniforce: New Heroes Rise. A sequel series, Miniforce X, began releasing in April 2019.

English-dubbed episodes of Miniforce can be found on SAMG’s official YouTube channel, as well as their MiniforceTV YouTube channel. The show is also available for streaming on Netflix, with the option of watching it in its native Korean with English subtitles, an English dub, and a Latin American Spanish dub (though Netflix categorizes the episodes under a single 52-episode season rather than two 26-episode seasons for some reason, so in this case "first season" refers to episodes 1-26 and "second season" refers to episodes 27-52 in Netflix order).

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Miniforce provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Aborted Arc: Some of the segments that take place in Suzy’s house seem to end suddenly (and shift into a battle with the Monster of the Week ) without a proper conclusion.
  • Absentee Actor: Nein, one of the Big Bads, has very sparse appearances throughout the whole series, only popping up occasionally so that viewers don't forget that he still exists. Pascal has done most of the Big Badding himself as a result. Though Nein has made more frequent appearances on the second season than the first.
  • Absurd Phobia: Volt seems to have gained a temporary fear of circles when he got his horoscope read to him in “Fortune of the Day”. This even comes to play when the Villain of the Week Pio uses circle-shaped beams to catch Volt off-guard and trap him.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: In "Deadly Sweet Fragrance", Violet the skunk got ostracized by the other Smelly Skunks because her spray smells like flowers rather than a foul scent. This got her to briefly take Pascal's evil side, leading the Miniforce to stop her. Eventually, the other skunks apologize to Violet for their insults in the end, and in return Violet apologized for her wrongdoings.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: The main characters. The other background character animals have a more natural coloring to them.
  • And the Adventure Continues: In the final episode of the second season, the Miniforce were set up to depart Bluebell Village following their final battle with Pascal, but they were eventually told to stay should a new threat other than Pascal arise. And sure enough....
  • Animal Superheroes: The Miniforce, of course, though they certainly don't look like animals when they battle.
  • Animesque: Anime-like elements appear on occasion, though the show takes visual cues from Western Animation and Tokusatsu shows too. The human character Suzy herself looks like she jumped right out of a shoujo manga. This show IS made in South Korea, after all, where this trope is common in their animated productions.
  • Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: The first half of "Battle With Vacuum Mechamon" has Volt and Sammy trying to one-up each other in order to become the "cleaning supervisor" of cleaning Suzy's room. Volt even tries to kiss up to Max and Lucy by giving them a giant peanut and flowers, respectively
  • Artifact of Attraction: In "Shaku the Pirate King", the parrot Pero gives Max a bracelet that grants him the power of invisibility. Max gets so attached to it that he thinks that his own friends are after it (under lies told by Pero) and causes him to go fight against them. Max only comes to his senses when Ray comes and destroys the bracelet by force.
  • Artistic License – Biology:
    • In "There's Something About Ipas", Volt owns a giant "king peanut" that he even shares with Ipas. Peanuts do not grow in sizes similar to Volt's giant peanut
    • The candy tree plot in "Fatally Delicious Candy"
  • Ascended Extra: Ipass, who appeared in only three episodes of the first two seasons, makes more frequent appearences in Miniforce X as the team's Mission Control.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: This appears to be a common tactic of delivering the final blow to the Monster of the Week by the Miniforce. One example that stands out is in the "Scary Vending Machine" episode, where the Miniforce are given a giant coin to insert in the vending machine mechamon to make it explode.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Sometimes, Pascal will use his "power of darkness" to make the Villain of the Week larger than before.
  • Author Appeal: Hypnosis and brainwashing seems to be a common theme of the main conflict in multiple episodes.
  • Badass Adorable: The Miniforce team, of course
  • Batman Gambit:
    • In "Miniforce and Baby Iguana", Pascal has stolen the Iguana Queen's egg and placed it near Suzy's house so that the Miniforce will take care of it when it hatches, then lie to the Iguana Queen herself that the Miniforce has stolen it so that she distrusts them and will try to fight them when they approach her.
    • Pascal does it once again near the end of the first season, when he disguised himself as Volt to attack Ray, get Ray to join his side to attack the Miniforce, while Pascal himself kidnaps Dr. Tao to get him to activate a powerful dinosaur mechamon
    • In "Shaku the Pirate King", Pero the parrot gives Max an invisibility bracelet and implants lies in him to get Max to treat the bracelet as an Artifact of Attraction and fight the rest of the Miniforce because of it.
  • Bat Out of Hell: Vamp in "Shadow in the Dark", who sucks energy out of unwilling animals.
  • Bears Are Bad News: The teddy bear-like mechamon in "Dangerous Curiosity"
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The Forest Guardian in "Secret of the Monster" is normally a Gentle Giant, but when he snaps out of being evil and after finding out that Pascal tranced him, he punches Pascal straight into a tree. Later, when the Forest Guardian sees Suzy being bullied by boys with water guns, he manages to scare them off by screaming at them to protect her.
  • Bewitched Amphibians: In the two-parter "Serpent Witch", Silah the Snake Person turns the squirrel village population into frogs.
  • Big Bad: Nein and Pascal. Nein does the planning sometimes, while Pascal is the one that does most of the actual work and faces the Miniforce.
    • Zenos in Miniforce X.
  • Big Blackout: In "Precious Electricity", a mechamon causes this to the whole town.
  • Big Eater:
    • The raccoons in "Cause of the Disease" practically eat up the whole fridge.
    • The Gentle Giant Forest Guardian from "Secret of the Monster" sure eats a lot of pancakes. As he is a giant, this is a Justified Trope.
    • Croaker in "Ravenous Croaker" is this when he is infected with a virus that causes him to have a One-Track-Minded Hunger induced appetite.
  • The Big Guy: Max is the muscles of the Miniforce team.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Volt the squirrel has a blue motif, though he actually defies standard Sentai protocol by taking the leader role that a red ranger would normally take; see Red Is Heroic below.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • "Sammy's Betrayal" has Pascal use evil energy from an arm attack to slowly convince Sammy to turn to his side and attempt to destroy the rest of the Miniforce.
    • Violet the skunk in "Deadly Sweet Fragrance" gets brainwashed by Pascal into turning evil, became the hypnotic master of a group of skunks, and of course battled with the Miniforce when they opposed her.
    • Jody in "Alien Jody" has been forcibly captured and brainwashed by Pascal into attacking the Miniforce with Power Copying.
    • The Forest Guardian in "Secret of the Monster" is a Gentle Giant, but when Pascal put dark energy in him, he was dangerous around the animals and was destroying trees. The Miniforce manage to snap him out of it with an antidote.
  • Breath Weapon:
    • Lana in "Suspicious Frog" has poison breath, and can use that to poison food.
    • Croaker in "Ravenous Croaker" can spit out gunk that weakens anyone who gets hit with it.
  • Bribe Backfire: In "New Heroes", Volt, wanting to get out of taking a bath before eating, tries to bribe Suzy with theme park passes, and even a briefcase full of peanuts. Neither attempt impresses Suzy.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In "Miniforce, The Final Battle", Pascal was reduced to a mere normal lizard as a result of battling the Miniforce and losing to them greatly.
  • But Now I Must Go: After spending a year in Suzy's house in Bluebell Village, the Miniforce were told they had to leave in the finale "Miniforce, The Final Battle". This ends up being subverted in the very end when they end up being told that they have to stay at Bluebell Village instead in case a new threat comes to the area
  • Butt-Monkey: Volt, at least in his normal animal form, often receives the short end of the stick when it comes to Suzy's angry rage. Granted, he usually does something to deserve being beaten up by Suzy. He definitely isn't an example of this trope when in his ranger battle suit form, though.
  • The Cameo: Vroomiz, another SAMG Animation production, makes occasional cameo appearances on this show, usually as part of a show running in the background television in Suzy's living room.
  • Captain Ersatz:
    • The heroes’ fighting suits definitely are reminiscent of Super Sentai series. Their transforming “Force Cars” are pretty much ripped from the Transformers franchise wholesale, though the cars / robots don't talk themselves.
    • And the main villain resembles a thinner white-haired version of Syndrome from The Incredibles, too.
    • One YouTuber who made a YouTube Poop of the show one time has said “I especially like how Pascal's design is basically Ecogainder but evil”.
    • Dr. Tao the monkey near the end of the first season resembles Cranky Kong from the Donkey Kong Country series, only instead of being a grumpy ape rambling on about how much things used to be better back in his day, he is a respected Miniforce-affiliated scientist.
    • Pascal's dinosaur mechamon in "Invincible Miniforce" sure resembles a purple version of Grimlock's dinosaur form.
    • Jody from "Alien Jody" resembles a slightly altered and recolored Ultraman.
  • Cassandra Truth:
    • The two-parter "Alien Jody" plays with this. In the first part, Suzy witnesses a UFO, and when she insists that it's real, Volt flat-out denies the validity of Suzy's statement, and they argue about it. The second part reverses this with Suzy saying UFOs aren't real, but Volt insisting that they are (due to prior events that the Miniforce were involved in between, but they have to keep it a secret from Suzy), and they end up arguing again. Both instances end with Volt getting humorously hurt.
    • In "Ravenous Croaker", Volt so happened to be next to an empty plate that once had a sandwich Suzy made on it. As a result, Suzy accused Volt of eating the sandwich, which Volt insists that he didn't. Suzy didn't believe him and got so mad (it didn't help that Volt showed the desire to eat the sandwich the day before). It was actually Max that stole the sandwich (and more food in a sack). And it turns out that Max took the food to feed the starving animals who were a victim to Croaker eating up all their food.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Remember the second episode where it was revealed that Pascal can disguise himself as Volt in the beginning? It doesn't come into play (not even in the episode where the ability is introduced) until over 20 episodes later, when he uses that ability to trick Ray into believing that the Miniforce was betraying him.
  • The Chick: Lucy is the most level-headed and nicest of the Miniforce.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The first part of "Miniforce, The Final Battle" ends with the Miniforce hopelessly defeated in the hands of a powered-up Pascal. The second part begins with the resident animals (including Ipas) gather around their bruised bodies and pray to them, leading Kao the peacock to magically appear, and proceed to heal and strengthen the Miniforce.
  • Clueless Detective: In "Give Our Veggies Back", Volt, trying to figure out why their garden's vegetables are gone, tries to play detective, and incorrectly deduced that the thief is Suzy, complete with a finger point (the culprit was actually the Monster of the Week mechamon). This pissed Suzy off, and of course she beat him up with a large mallet.
  • Color-Coded Characters: The Miniforce team are colored very specifically to make them easier to identify, and this not only applies to their normal forms, but it extends to their battle suits and Force Cars / Bots too. Volt is blue, Sammy is red, Max is yellow, and Lucy is pink.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Eden the human in "Dangerous Curiosity" believes that the animals (i.e. the Miniforce team) are doing strange things and out to harm humans. Well, he's only HALF-right...
  • Cupid's Arrow: Griffin from "Arrow of the Griffin" serves as an evil version of this, where he shoots arrows to make animals fall in love but then eventually fight each other. He even manages to do the same to the humans Harry and Miri to form a Love Triangle involving them and Suzy.
  • Cute Bruiser: Suzy counts as one if you manage to tick her off. Heck, in "Invincible Miniforce" Suzy was even able to PUNCH A TINY BEE, and even score a high 3,000 points on the punching bag arcade machine.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check:
    • Nein and Pascal must waste a boatload of money for funding all those mechamons and inventions. It's a miracle that they're nowhere near being in huge debt by now. While most of them do in fact can only serve an evil purpose, some of them in fact can potentially be sold or implemented legitimately and legally if they are used for good, like self-walking soda vending machines, candy trees, smartphones, and even vacuum robots (heck, for that last one, Volt even once jokingly suggested that Suzy's room would be clean if they had the vacuum robot in their house). If they just marketed and patented these inventions, they could easily be rolling in enough dough to BUY the land for both the animals' forest AND the Miniforce squad. But no, all Nein and Pascal ever care about is damaging the well-being and health of innocent animals, taking over the world, and getting rid of "those pesky Miniforce brats", so of course the Miniforce has to stop Pascal and destroy his inventions!
    • In "Twin Penguin Thieves", Pascal actually had to hire thieves to rob a bank of a very rare and valuable diamond so that Pascal can sell it to fund more of his mechamons, and of course the Miniforce had to stop them. Either Pascal isn't as rich as previous episodes let us in on, or he finally reached near-bankruptcy to resort to robbery at that point.
  • Definitely Just a Cold: In "Sammy's Betrayal", Sammy acts like this to an arm injury brought on by Pascal's beam attack from a previous battle, and continues to ignore it and ask the others to not touch him. Pascal takes advantage of this by using the energy from the injury to turn him evil for that episode.
  • Denied Food as Punishment: In the first part of “Black Miniforce”, Volt told Suzy that her mom was in the right for not upgrading her smartphone, and this pissed off Suzy so much for being told what she doesn't want to hear, so much so that she decided to serve Volt mere pancake crumbs when the rest of the Miniforce gets one full pancake.
  • Disney Death: In the last part of "Miniforce, The Final Battle", the team willingly self-destructed their combined robots right near where Pascal's giant dark energy fueled dragon form is to deliver the final blow. It seems that the Miniforce were done for, but their robots' automatic protection and self-healing systems ensured that they survived. Pascal survived the massive explosion blow too, but at the cost of being finally brought down to a mere lizard, so he lost the battle regardless.
  • The Door Slams You:
    • In "Black Miniforce", an amnesiac Volt attemped to transform into his battle suit form, but was stopped by this trope by Suzy's little brother Lui. This may or may not have been the event that ultimately returned his memory back to normal.
    • In "Prophecy of the Peacock", Kao the peacock Buddhist prophet Seer has predicted that this would happen to Volt as part of the Miniforce's overall fate. Volt tries to prevent this by boarding up Suzy's door, but ended up getting hit by Suzy anyway.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Vamp in "Shadow in the Dark" has this ability. The Miniforce manage to figure out which is the real Vamp through Lucy's magic and a subsequent Force Strike.
  • Dreadful Musician: The music-blasting robeast in “Hypnotic Music” causes the Miniforce pain and suffering with its noise, and even causes damage to their Force Cars’ main engines.
  • Dream Tells You to Wake Up: In "Strange Dream", the Monster of the Week mechamon puts the whole Miniforce in a sleeping trance to trap them in their dreams. Volt manages to snap out of it because he dreamed that Suzy was yelling at him to wake up.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Violet in "Deadly Sweet Fragrance" gets a completely different attitude change upon receiving Pascal's evil hypnotic stench spray scepter. Before, she was just a little timid skunk in a normal form and shape, but after, not only does she turn into a humanoid battle suit form, she declares to be the MASTER of a bunch of skunks who made fun of her, for goodness sakes!
  • Easy Amnesia: Volt suffers memory loss simply from a hit in the head by a rock from Ray's attack in "Black Miniforce". He gets his memory back either from a door slam or Suzy telling him she'll buy peanuts.
  • Energy Absorption: This is a tactic of the pumpkin mechamon in the second part of "Halloween Party". The Miniforce outsmart it by overloading it with excess energy.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Dr. Tao the Miniforce scientist
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Penky and Penko in "Twin Penguin Thieves".
  • Evil All Along: In "Suspicious Frog", Lana the frog appeared nice when the Miniforce first approached her, even going as far as doing housework for them. Sammy was suspicious of this generosity. Turns out, Lana was working for Pascal, and she attempted to poison Volt by breathing poison on his food. Ipas finally called her out, and from that point Lana stopped pretending to be good.
  • Evil Knockoff: The second part of "Secret of the Monster" has Pascal and Nein build a mechamon version of the Forest Guardian.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: In "Suspicious Frog", when Lana pretended to be on the good side, she was a cute small frog. When she showed her true colors, though, she turned into an ugly humanoid frog lady.
  • Evil Tastes Good: In "Fatally Delicious Candy", a candy dispenser robot plant candy in the forest's trees to get its animals addicted to them
  • Eye Beams:
    • Medusa fires those that turn things into stone in "Attack of Medusa"
    • Vamp in "Shadow in the Dark" fires more traditional ones.
    • The bear mechamon in "Dangerous Curiosity" fires Cyclops-like beams
    • Ray's forcebot can also do this.
  • Fallen Hero: Pascal used to be a member of the Miniforce, but turned evil and got imprisoned for 100 years before he escaped to wreak more havoc upon others, leading into the current events of this show.
  • Filming for Easy Dub: The battle sequences in every episode usually involve characters with no visible mouths, like the Miniforce in their ranger battle suit forms, Pascal, and the Monster of the Week.
  • Fire-Breathing Diner: In the second part of "Twin Penguin Thieves", the Miniforce have a contest to see who picks and eats the spicy dumpling out of four, the "loser" having to clean the bathrooms for Suzy. Volt was confident that he'd win, but it turns out he was the one who ended up picking the spicy dumpling, and after trying to badly hide it with a red face, gave out with breaths of flames.
  • Fixing the Game: In "Precious Electricity", during a hot day, the Miniforce and Suzy play a game to draw lots, the one who draws the "losing" one out of a can of chopsticks having to fan the winners. Suzy kept drawing the "losing" chopstick over and over, grew suspicious, and found out that all the chopsticks were marked as "losers". Understandably, this upset Suzy so much and vented her anger against the Miniforce.
  • Forced into Evil: In "There's Something About Ipas", Ipas, a former Miniforce agent, was forced by Pascal to spy on the Miniforce and steal their devices so that Pascal can finally leave her alone (not that she even wanted to be on the evil side). But since Pascal broke his promise to her, coupled with Ipas' and Volt's crushes on each other during her spy mission, she decided on her own accord to no longer serve Pascal, but not without Pascal attacking Ipas when she made that choice.
  • Foul Flower: The potted flower mechamon in "Secret of the Crying Pollen" plants flowers that make whoever smells them uncontrollably cry.
  • Frame-Up:
    • In "Kungfu Master Cho", Cho eats a cake that Suzy baked for a friend and explicitly told the Miniforce not to eat. When Suzy gets home, Cho speedily (for a turtle) places frosting around the Miniforce's mouths and forks in their hands, and even pretends to act all weak. Of course, Suzy gets all pissed off at the Miniforce and punches them all up. Unlike the other things that Cho put them through, which turned out to be Wax On, Wax Off type training, this instance seems to be just pure mischief on Cho's part without any hidden lesson from it.
    • A more serious example comes up near the end of the first season when Pascal disguised himself as Volt and attacks Ray as a part of a Batman Gambit.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Hawk the retired green Miniforce ranger in "Destined Rivals" is this to Sammy. Hawk wants to be stronger than Sammy and one day beat him in a one-on-one fight.
  • Flying Saucer: In "Alien Jody", Jody crash-landed on Earth with one of these, and Suzy was a witness to it while trying to sleep.
  • Funny Animal: The Miniforce team's normal forms
  • Genre Roulette: Most episodes shift from Slice of Life to Sentai, and (most of the time) ending in a robot battle, usually in that order, all in the span of 11 minutes.
  • Gentle Giant: The Forest Guardian in the "Secret of the Monster" two-parter, at least when Pascal's dark energy doesn't control him. But even when he did turn evil, the Miniforce manage to bring him back to normal with an antidote.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors:
    • The Miniforce hero team each wear blue, red, yellow and pink in every situation. As for the villains, Nein wears black and grey, and Pascal and the mook robots are purple.
    • Ipas in "There's Something About Ipas" is a black cat who was tasked to spying on the Miniforce by Pascal, but in her case, she was a former Miniforce agent who was actually temporarily Forced into Evil but later joined the good side again.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Surprisingly averted for a show rated TV-Y7 on American Netflix's Kids section, where Pascal utters "Try a taste of the hell on earth!" in the first part of "Miniforce, The Final Battle". Granted, South Korea (the show's country of origin) doesn't have as many qualms about uttering or mentioning "hell" on a kids show as much as America does, but this carries over to the English dub without the usual censorship that comes with it or affecting the show's rating too (The original line in Korean is "진정한 지옥의 맛을 보여 주마!" ("Jinjeonghan jiog-ui mas-eul boyeo juma!"), meaning "I'll show you the true taste of hell!"). The episode's Netflix subtitles (which doesn't match up with the dub) has Pascal calling the Miniforce "hellions" too.
  • Gratuitous German: The name of main villain, Nein, meaning “no” in German. Unknown if that’s intended in the original Korean, as his name in Korean hangul is “나인”, which can either be “Nine” or “Nein”.
  • Grand Finale: "Miniforce, The Final Battle"
  • Grimy Water: The Monster of the Week mechamon in "Cause of the Disease" polluted a river into this. Not enough to turn the forest into a total Polluted Wasteland, but definitely enough to give the animals drinking the water quite a bit of poisoning.
  • Halloween Episode: The two-parter "Halloween Party". ("Shadow in the Dark" doesn't count as this, despite involving a vampire, as it doesn't explicitly state taking place during Halloween)
  • Harmless Villain: Penky and Penko the penguin thieves in "Twin Penguin Thieves" are this at first, but they turn into Not-So-Harmless Villains when they join Pascal's side as seen below.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ray goes through one once he realizes that Pascal tricked him.
  • Hong Kong Dub: At times in the English dub, the lip movements don’t seem to match well with the actual dialogue (obviously not the case with the original Korean audio track). Not a problem when the Miniforce are in their battle suits since there is no lip movement to speak of in those scenes, but when dealing with scenes with their normal animal forms (and other characters with mouths, such as Suzy and Nein), it’s definitely noticeable.
  • Honorary Uncle: Pero the parrot in "Shaku the Pirate King" gets the Miniforce to call him "Uncle Pero".
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Pascal firmly believes this, while the Miniforce stands by the ideal that humans and animals can co-exist peacefully. Is it any wonder why Pascal is a villain who hates the Miniforce?
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!: The bad guys' plot in "Fatally Delicious Candy" is to make trees containing candy that are so potent that animals start to fight over them just to grab more.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Those mooks can’t seem to aim at the Miniforce if their lives depended on it.
  • Impossibly Delicious Food: The candy from the candy trees the Monster of the Week sets up in "Fatally Delicious Candy"
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Volt attempts to turn Suzy's purple dress into a "French-style" dress in "Deadly Sweet Fragrance", but fails miserably and ends up pissing Suzy off.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Pascal's plan in "Secret of the Crying Pollen" is to plant flowers that make whoever smells it cry uncontrollably. This even affects Miri and Suzy, whom were the victim of such flowers that Sammy accidentally picked.
  • Informed Species:
    • Early on in the series, Pascal is said to be a lizard, but he's always in a battle suit form that just barely resembles a lizard, or any other animal for that matter. Though near the end of the second season, Pascal takes on a draconic form filled with dark energy, a technical aversion of this trope. And we do get to see Pascal being Brought Down to Normal in a form that more resembles an actual lizard in the end of "Miniforce, The Final Battle".
    • The Iguana Queen in "Miniforce and Baby Iguana" looks nothing like an actual iguana, and is very humanoid. Her baby iguana does look more like one than she does, though.
    • Hawk in "Destined Rivals" is implied to be, well, a hawk, but the whole episode he is in a humanoid Miniforce suit.
    • Laoshu in "Kungfu Master Cho" is said to be a mole (but strangely named for the Chinese word for "mouse"), but like Pascal, is always in a battle suit form.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Volt the squirrel and Ipas the cat in "There's Something About Ipas".
    • Sammy the owl's crush on Miri the human in "Destined Rivals" is a one-sided version of this trope.
    • Lucy, a fox, appears to have a crush on the squirrel prince Mika in "Serpent Witch".
  • Invisibility Cloak: In "Shaku the Pirate King", Pero the parrot gives Max an invisibility bracelet that becomes an Artifact of Attraction for him.
  • It's All My Fault: In "Lucy the Chef", Lucy was so disappointed in the response of her second cooking attempt (which was actually the fault of a food poisoning mechamon that time, not her own), that she turned herself in to Pascal. The rest of the Miniforce had to help her regain her confidence to fight against the enemy.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: In "Ravenous Croaker", Max was stealing food from Suzy's house, but it turned out that he was doing this to give to the hungry animals who have no food due to Croaker eating it all. The Miniforce were admired by this, but they tell Max to not take others' food without permission. Thus they proceed to collect up food to donate to the animals, but this time with Suzy's permission and involvement.
  • Ki Manipulation: The Miniforce team gets lessons for this from Cho in "Kungfu Master Cho" to prepare them for their second battle with Laoshu. Though this is the only episode in the series where they ever use it.
  • The Lancer: Sammy is the most serious-minded member of the Miniforce
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In "Black Miniforce", Volt has gained amnesia from a blunt hit on the head, and can't remember who the rest of the Miniforce or Suzy is, thinks that they are enemies of his, and he is in some "human lair". Yet he still properly remembers that he is a Miniforce agent, and even attempted (but failed) to transform into his battle suit form in front of Suzy (though he didn't remember that he wasn't supposed to transform in front of humans).
  • Late for School: In the first part of "Serpent Witch", Volt puts Suzy in a panic by waking her up and telling her that she's late for school. But then Volt realizes that it's Sunday note , and Suzy got very upset at Volt for putting her in a false panic (even though it was an accident).
  • The Leader: Volt leads the Miniforce.
  • Lethal Chef:
    • Lucy is one in “Lucy the Chef”, and has been implied to cook awful food before the episode’s events. Subverted when she decides to try to cook a second time in the episode, it turns out not to be her fault that the other three get food poisoning and had to run to the bathroom, but a coincidental ploy from the villains to poison all food through nano particles
    • Lana in "Suspicious Frog" is a more malicious example of this trope, where she uses her breath to poison a cookie and an apple intended for Volt.
  • Let's You and Him Fight:
    • In "Attack of Medusa", Volt and Max fight over a poorly made plush that Suzy made. It takes Lucy to tell them to stop after being hit by Medusa's laser beams and slowly petrifying to stone.
    • Near the end of the first season, Ray joins Pascal and fights the Miniforce because he thought that the Miniforce were betraying him. It was a part of a Batman Gambit by Pascal.
    • In "Shaku the Pirate King", the parrot Pero gives Max an invisibility bracelet and tells lies that his friends are after it greedily, causing him to go against and fight them. Ray breaks that bracelet, causing Max to come to his senses.
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: This show takes place in a world where talking animals and humans coexist peacefully. Pascal's ultimate goal is to disrupt that harmony for his own ends.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: In "Strange Dream", the Monster of the Week mechamon puts the animals in a half-asleep dreaming trance so that they can't tell dreams from reality. This leads to the animals dreaming that they're eating fruit when they are really eating rocks
  • Lizard Folk: Croaker in "Ravenous Croaker" is a humanoid crocodile.
  • Made of Indestructium: In "Courage of Turtles", Torres' shell (being based on a turtle) is purported to be this. The Miniforce find that Torres' weak spot is actually outside his shell, which is the core on his chest.
  • Magical Camera: The smartphone mechamon in "Dangerous Smartphone" has a built-in camera that can trap anyone it takes a picture of in that photo.
  • Manipulative Bastard:
  • Marshmallow Dream: In "Strange Dream", the dream mechamon's brainwaves cause the animals to sleepwalk in a dream trance and think they're eating fruit when they are really eating rocks.
  • The Masquerade: The Miniforce operates outside human notice (with the exception, of course, of human enemies they make like Nein). Played With in Miniforce X; the humans become aware of the cast's Talking Animals forms for being talking animals and make frequent-enough TV experiences that Suzy starts charging them rent, and aware of their transformed superheroics, but bizarrely, they don't seem to have connected the two groups as being one and the same.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Pio, the scorpion Villain of the Week in "Fortune of the Day", seems to be a contraction of "ScorPIO"
    • Medusa, the Villain of the Week in “Attack of Medusa”, can shoot lasers that turn whatever is hit into stone, similar to the Greek mythological creature in which the villain is named for.
    • Vamp in "Shadow in the Dark" is a bat vampire.
    • Laoshu from "Kungfu Master Cho" has a Chinese name (老鼠) that means "mouse" (literal meaning "old rodent") in Chinese. Though in the show itself, Laoshu is actually stated by commander Chen to be a "mole", though to be fair, it doesn't help that it's common for Chinese words of various rodents and rodent-like animals to use the "鼠" ("shǔ") hanzi character, which means "mouse" or "rodent", and the actual Chinese word for "mole", 鼹鼠 ("yǎn shǔ"), so happens to also be spelled with 鼠, so it could be just a simple Korean to Chinese translation error based on that. They could also possibly be going for the super-literal "old rodent" translation, since Laoshu has been sealed off for many years before his escape. However, if Wiktionary is to be believed, 老鼠 is also defined as an idiom for a "cunning, deceitful person", which definitely fits Laoshu's villain persona. note 
    • Apophis in "Legend of the Pyramid" is named for the ancient Egyptian god of the same name (also known as Apep), who is a snake deity that embodied chaos. Fitting since Ray found that his sphinx robot's weak spot is the cobra on its head.
  • Mind-Control Music: The premise of the “Hypnotic Music” episode, of course.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Ray in "Black Miniforce" is said to be a mutant of one of these in his normal animal form, but it is never specified what animals he is a mix of (some sort of winged animal is definitely one of the animals he is a mix of, though). Nonetheless, he was ostracized by humans for being this trope prior to his meeting Dr. Tao and subsequent Miniforce membership.
  • Monster of the Week: This show is definitely this type of series
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Ray after realizing that he was tricked by Pascal into fighting the Miniforce in "Saving Dr. Tao". He then decides to fight off Pascal's mooks alone while the Miniforce move on to fighting Pascal's powerful dinosaur mechamon.
  • New Media Are Evil: The premise of "Dangerous Smartphone" is that Pascal has made brainwashing smartphones to get animals and humans (including Suzy and Lui) addicted to them so that they will be too distracted to notice his evil plans being carried out. The Monster of the Week for that episode is even a giant mechamon with a smartphone for a head. You could even watch that episode along with other Miniforce episodes on a smartphone with the Netflix or YouTube apps.
  • Non-Standard Character Design:
    • In a show with a few categories of character designs (regular chibi-style animals, Miniforce-style hero battle suits, Pascal-style evil battle suits, mechamons, and humans), there can be quite a few minor characters that fit none of those categories:
      • The Iguana Queen in "Miniforce and Baby Iguana" really doesn't fit well with the rest of the cast. Her mouth is even covered (either that or she has no mouth at all), most likely because of Filming for Easy Dub being in play here. Even her baby iguana Bebe is a bit different from the other animals, though still somewhat fits the style.
      • Dr. Tao the monkey scientist really looks like he belongs in another cartoon with a different style than Miniforce, where the shapes and style of animals are somewhat standardized (in fact, he resembles Cranky Kong more). Especially jarring when in "Saving Dr. Tao" we are shown a picture of him right next to his grandson, and the grandson looks more like an animal character from this show than he does.
      • Jody in "Alien Jody", but this is a Justified Trope in this case for obvious reasons.
      • The penguins Penky and Penko in the "Twin Penguin Thieves" two-parter, at least in their normal animal forms, are definitely in a different cartoony mold than the other regular animal characters on the show.
      • The Forest Guardian in "Secret of the Monster", both with and without dark energy, looks like a simplified World of Warcraft orc rather than a Miniforce character.
      • Lana in "Suspicious Frog", when her true colors were revealed, has an evil form that is an ugly anthro frog lady with a huge mouth.
      • Shaku from "Shaku the Pirate King" and Croaker from "Ravenous Croaker" are more humanoid than the usual Funny Animals of the show.
      • Pascal's One-Winged Angel form at the end of the second season is a very ultra-detailed giant dragon emitting dark energy that wouldn't look too out of place as a Monster Hunter creature, but is definitely jarring to see in a show with a normally restrained and undetailed kid-friendly art style like Miniforce.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Any effects of the misdeeds that the villains/Monsters of the Week do are immediately undone once the Miniforce defeat them every episode.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: In "Twin Penguin Thieves", Penky and Penko, once useless theives, became this once they joined Pascal's side, got powered up into evil battle suits, gained new weapons, and actually became somewhat competent robbers who can put up a fight with the Miniforce (though, as pointed out, they still talk in the same silly manner as they were before). Of course the Miniforce still defeat them and return them to their normal animal forms in the end.
  • Oh, Crap!: Nein of all people has this reaction when Pascal reveals his dark energy-filled One-Winged Angel form in front of him near the end of the second season.
  • Old Master: Cho the old turtle in the two-parter "Kungfu Master Cho". He is a former Miniforce agent who is friends with commander Chen.
  • One-Track-Minded Hunger: In "Ravenous Croaker", Croaker gets kidnapped by Pascal, whom infected him with a virus that causes him to always be hungry. He ends up having this trope and eating up all the animals' food supply, and eventually growing big enough to take on downtown Bluebell Village's food, as a result.
  • One-Winged Angel: Near the end of the second season, Pascal has accumulated enough dark energy to turn into a giant dragon form, leading up to this form battling the Miniforce in the final two episodes of the show.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vamp from "Shadow in the Dark", who is a bat in a battle suit similar in style to Pascal's. He sucks energy out of animals through his hand magically, and can also make shadow clones of himself. Similar to a traditional vampire, he is powerful at night but weak by day, but unlike other vampires he doesn't burn to death with sunlight contact.
  • Overclocking Attack:
    • In the second part of "Halloween Party", this is how the Miniforce defeat the energy-absorbing pumpkin mechamon.
    • The electric mechamon in "Precious Electricity" was defeated with an overflow of its own electric attacks by Ray.
  • Parents for a Day: “Miniforce and Baby Iguana” begins the episode like this at first, with Lucy suggesting that she be the "mother" of an iguana egg, and Volt, Sammy and Max being the "fathers".
  • Phantom Zone Picture: In "Dangerous Smartphone", the smartphone mechamon can trap anyone it snaps a photo of into a picture, and it manages to succeed doing that to Lucy and Sammy. If Lucy and Sammy stayed in the picture for more than a minute, the picture becomes real, leading them to be trapped forever. Luckily, Volt and Max freed them just in time by deleting the mechamon's camera app.
  • Pheromones: "Deadly Sweet Fragrance" has Violet given a scepter from Pascal that emits a gassy scent that allows her to control the other skunks.
  • Picky Eater: In the beginning of "Give Our Veggies Back", Volt and Lui refuse to eat their plates of vegetables, so much so that Suzy got tired of all this and forces them to plant their own vegetables in their garden.
  • Pirate Parrot: In "Shaku the Pirate King", Shaku owns a parrot companion named Pero.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone: Pero the parrot in "Shaku the Pirate King"
  • Potty Emergency: Lucy’s second attempt at cooking in “Lucy the Chef” led to giving Max, Sammy and Volt the runs. Unlike her first attempt for this episode, this was actually caused by the Monster of the Week passing by and poisoning Lucy’s ingredients when she’s not looking, not her own doing.
  • Power Copying: Jody in "Alien Jody" has the power to copy weapons and their powers when they're in his range. The Miniforce eventually take advantage of this by tricking him into copying fake squirt gun replicas of their Force Guns in order to throw him off before they attack him.
  • Power Crystal: Zodiac-nite in the second part of "Alien Jody", which helps the Miniforce regain their powers after a Shapeshifter Mode Lock.
  • Prophecy Twist: In "Prophecy of the Peacock", Kao the peacock's last prediction was that the Miniforce's robots will explode. The Miniforce thought that what is meant is that their robots will explode at the hands of an enemy's attack. They manage to narrowly avoid having their combined robots being rammed over and blown up by Nein in "Miraculous Courage" by rethinking their battle strategy. In the final part of "Miniforce, The Final Battle", it turns out that what the prophecy meant was that the Miniforce would deliberately self-destruct their own robots right in front of Pascal to defeat him once and for all.
  • Pumpkin Person: The pumpkin mechamon in the second part of "Halloween Party".
  • Recycled Animation: Many scenes and poses gets reused and reused every episode.
  • Red Is Heroic: Sammy the owl dons red, though, unlike what one would expect from the standard Sentai/Rangers norm, he is not The Leader, as that would go to the blue Volt instead.
  • Riddle of the Sphinx: In "Legend of the Pyramid", Suzy tells this riddle to the Miniforce to see if anybody can get the last slice of cake. The Miniforce struggle with this riddle for some time, and Volt incorrectly guessed that the answer was "a puppy". Sammy eventually guessed that the correct answer was "a person", and got Volt so jealous that he stole Sammy's properly earned slice of cake for himself. (The fact that Suzy told this riddle was Foreshadowing that the Villain of the Week of that episode, Apophis, would fight with a sphinx robot)
  • Robot Maid: The mechamon in "Battle with Vacuum Mechamon" is of course based on a vacuum cleaner. Of course, it's evil, giant, and sucks up fleeing animals. Volt joked that if Suzy's house had this mechamon, her room would be sparkling clean.
  • Sapient Ship: The pirate ship mechamon in the second part of "Shaku the Pirate King".
  • The Scapegoat: In "Cause of the Disease", a raccoon family has been blamed for poisoning the water supply for being allegedly "diseased" creatures, even by the Miniforce and Suzy (even though the Miniforce and Suzy did initially think they were innocent and accepted the raccoons into their home for shelter. Granted, the raccoons didn't exactly help their case by being poor guests to them by being messy and eating all of their food either, but even then that only proved their immaturity). Turns out, the reason why the water is poisoned is because of Pascal's deliberate pollution of the river, and the raccoons just so happened to get tangled into all the drama surrounding it. The Miniforce didn't find that out until after they were briefed on their mission.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can:
    • Laoshu in the two-parter "Kungfu Master Cho" was sealed off into a stone pillar until Pascal set him free.
    • Apophis in "Legend of the Pyramid" was sealed in a tomb before Pascal woke him up.
  • Seer: Kao the peacock Buddhist priest in "Prophecy of the Peacock" and "Miraculous Courage", who can see into the future.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: In the final episode, the Miniforce use such a mechanism built in their robots to deliver the final blow to their battle with Pascal. They survive the explosion because of an automatic safety and healing system built in the robots.
  • Sentai: A Korean-animated animal-centric take on the genre.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock:
    • In the two-parter "Alien Jody", the Miniforce temporarily lose the ability to transform into their humanoid ranger forms due to "alien radiation" brought on by Jody's presence around them. They get cured of this when Ray retrieves the Zodiac-nite needed to restore their powers.
    • It happens again in "Serpent Witch" when Snake Person Silah curses the Miniforce into their normal forms. A few strikes of Prince Mika's Sword of Plot Advancement to Silah causes the Miniforce to regain their powers.
  • Sixth Ranger: Ray the black ranger fits this role nicely (even though technically speaking he's a fifth ranger). He was originally introduced to fight against the Miniforce in "Black Miniforce". Turns out, that fight was all part of a Batman Gambit ploy by Pascal, and Ray was an Unwitting Pawn to that plan. He later has a more significant role in the second season where he sometimes steps in to help the Miniforce in times of need during their battles, including joining the final fight against Pascal's One-Winged Angel form.
  • Slipping a Mickey: A family-friendly version of this comes up in “Scary Vending Machine” when evil vending machine robots dispense soda that causes the drinker to fall asleep.
  • Smelly Skunk: Inverted with Violet from "Deadly Sweet Fragrance", whose spray is said to smell like flowers. As a result, she's an outcast to the other skunks. Played straight when Pascal gave Violet a scepter that emits smelly and hypnotizing spray (and turns her evil for the episode as a result)
  • The Something Force: The English name of the show's main hero team is this.
  • Shark Man: Shaku in "Shaku the Pirate King" is an anthro shark clothed in a pirate getup.
  • Snake Person: Silah in "Serpent Witch" is a naga that can turn anyone into frogs.
  • Spell My Name with an "S":
    • Is the show’s name/team’s name (at least in English) “Miniforce” with no space between, or “Mini Force” with a space? Even official sources don’t seem to be consistent with the spelling, what with Netflix spelling it with no space but one of the episode titles “Mini Force and Baby Iguana” being spelled with a space in the official YouTube upload. Though the Korean name of the group, “미니특공대”, is officially spelled with no space after the “Mini” part
    • For that matter, is the girl’s name Susie or Suzy? Netflix’s subtitles say Susie, yet the English dub credits and some of the YouTube upload descriptions also say Suzy. Her original Korean name is spelled “수지” in hangul, which honestly can mean either.
    • Is the white haired villain guy Nine or Nein? Subtitles suggest Nine sometimes, but the Indonesian dub credits on Netflix list him as Nein. Again, the ambiguity of spelling things in Korean hangul does not help a bit.
    • The Villain of the Week of "Kungfu Master Cho" is spelled "Laoshi" (as in the Chinese word for "teacher") in Netflix's subtitles, but there's enough evidence in the Korean and Chinese versions, as well as the English audio, to suggest that it's intended to be "Laoshu" (as in the Chinese word for "mouse").
    • Is the 2nd season's first episode's title "Arrow of the Griffin" or "Arrow of the Griffon"? YouTube suggests the former, Netflix suggests the latter. On top of that, the beginning episode title narration says "Griffon", but Commander Chen then later pronounces it "Griffin", meaning not even the same dub can stay consistent with what it's supposed to be.
    • The Snake Person in the "Serpent Witch" two-parter is either "Silah" or "Shelia", though the English audio suggests the former.
  • The Starscream: Near the end of the second season, Pascal betrays Nein (after Nein pulled a You Have Failed Me on him and had him locked up) and evolves into a more powerful form to fight the Miniforce himself.
  • The Stinger: The last few seconds of the final episode of the second season before the end credits show a mysterious new evil figure in the depths of a cave. Definitely some set up for a new season or a movie with a new main antagonist other than Pascal, neither of which happened yet so far.
  • Super Dickery: In "Black Miniforce", Ray's reasoning for temporarily joining Pascal's side was told through a flashback where Volt appeared to betray and attack Ray and was told it was under Dr. Tao's orders. In "Saving Dr. Tao", it was revealed that it was really Pascal disguised as Volt, and it was all part of his Batman Gambit to turn Ray to his side, kidnap Dr. Tao, and get the blueprints to a powerful dinosaur mechamon
  • Sword of Plot Advancement: In the second part of "Serpent Witch", the Miniforce and Prince Mika go searching a cave to find a legendary sword. When Mika pulls it out, he comes back to his village and strikes Snake Person Silah with the sword to reverse both the Miniforce's Shapeshifter Mode Lock and his squirrel village's curse of being Bewitched Amphibians.
  • Taken for Granite: Medusa in “Attack of Medusa” obviously has the power to turn unsuspecting animals into stone, and even manages to do the same to Lucy.
  • Talking Animal:
    • The human Suzy doesn't seem to have an issue with talking with and understanding the animal Miniforce team
    • Eden in "Dangerous Curiosity" was actually shocked to hear that the Miniforce (in their normal forms) can speak, despite the fact that Suzy and her little brother Lui hear and communicate with the Miniforce fine with no problems or shock. Heck, Suzy's best friend Miri from the previous episode "Destined Rivals" has JUST first met the Miniforce without any sort of shock or surprise when they spoke to her. So it's really jarring that there was no indication of talking animals being considered weird and unusual to humans In-Universe for the previous 21 episodes before that point.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: In, "Attack of Medusa", when Medusa shoots laser beams to turn things into stone, normally it's split-second instant. But when Medusa shoots Lucy, her transformation into stone is instead slow enough that she has enough time to desperately tell Volt and Max to stop fighting each other, get along, and defeat Medusa.
  • 10-Minute Retirement:
    • In the two-parter "Sammy's Betrayal", Sammy briefly quits the Miniforce and joins Pascal's side (while brainwashed, granted). This move lasted exactly the length of the second part of the story, when the Miniforce managed to snap Sammy out of Pascal's control.
    • Ray briefly quits the Miniforce and sides with Pascal to try and bring them down. This lasted only three episodes (both parts of the “Black Miniforce” two-parter and “Saving Dr. Tao”) before Ray realizes his wrongdoing. Though unlike “Sammy’s Betrayal”, Ray has done all this on his own accord (albeit under a planned Batman Gambit by Pascal)
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: The raccoon family in "Cause of the Disease" stays over at Suzy's house to hide from wrong accusations that they poisoned the water supply. Of course, they are horrible houseguests who eat everything in sight, even Volt's peanut stash and the fridge (granted, one of the raccoons said the kids haven't seen a real meal in a while, but still) and make a huge mess of themselves. When the raccoons overhear Suzy and the Miniforce debate on kicking them out, they decide to leave themselves, but not before cleaning up the house after themselves.
  • Time Skip: Miniforce X takes place some time after season 2, enough so that Bluebell Village has gained more than a few skyscrapers. In the internim, the team upgraded their transformations to become the Miniforce X so transforming brings them up to human size.
  • Totem Pole Trench: The Miniforce are stacked like this as part of one costume in the second part of "Halloween Party". They struggle with navigating as a result. Nothing is said on why they just don't dress in individual costumes and make things easier on themselves.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: For Volt, it's peanuts.
  • Transformation Sequence: The Miniforce go through one nearly every episode (per the Sentai norm, of course) to change from their normal Funny Animal forms to their humanoid ranger battle outfits.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: While Pascal is actually somewhat competent at being evil, his two nameless brown grunts are dumb and useless, and really only serve as quick and cheap comic relief.
  • Walking Wasteland: The dumpster mechamon in “Lucy the Chef” can poison any food in its presence just by passing it.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: In the first part of the two-parter "Kungfu Master Cho", Cho comes over to Suzy's house and has the Miniforce do his bidding such as massage him, fan him, and bring water to his pool through carrying buckets. Turns out that he did all this because he wanted to improve the Miniforce team's potential in their strengths.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In "Legend of the Pyramid", apparently Apophis' weakness are the shape of pyramids. The Miniforce use their Force Guns to shoot upward and form the shape over Apophis to weaken him. Kind of weird since they were fighting near what are clearly visible Egyptian pyramids, and that didn't affect Apophis before.
  • We Will Meet Again: Pascal says this so often throughout this series, Volt even lampshades it to Pascal himself in the season 1 finale "Invincible Miniforce".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Eden plotline in "Dangerous Curiosity" just gets dropped for a battle with a robotic bear, and Eden is never seen for the rest of the episode, or indeed the rest of the show for that matter. Did he just stay all tied up or something?
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The series was made in South Korea, so it should be assumed that the series takes place there, right? Well, the series' setting is only stated as "Bluebell Village" with no indication of just where on Earth it is (and nearly everyone living there has Western-ish (i.e. not Korean) given names, even in the original Korean version). There's scenes that take place in a neighborhood, a forest, a train station no one seems to be using, an outdoor shopping center, and even a desert (the last one in which is rare in South Korea except for maybe the island of Daechong), so it could presumably take place anywhere.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Sammy in his normal animal form hasn't been shown to fly despite being an owl. His battle suit form (though not really winged in the arms or back) can jump pretty high, though. In "Sammy's Betrayal", it's revealed that Sammy lost his ability to fly from a time in his past where some kids hit him with a slingshot and he fell off a tree. Pascal takes advantage of that traumatic memory to harness a distrust for humans and brainwash Sammy into joining his side through evil energy.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: In "Prophecy of the Peacock", Kao the peacock predicts the Miniforce's future fate. He predicts that Sammy would get hit with a paper airplane, Volt being knocked down by a door, Lucy getting hit by a villain's attack, Pascal being caught and taken away, and the Force Bots exploding. Despite the Miniforce's efforts to prevent three of those predictions involving them, they end up coming true (with the fourth prediction ending up having Nein being disappointed at Pascal's repeated failures and locking him up), which concerns the them a lot. Though it becomes a Subverted Trope in the following episode "Miraculous Courage", when the Miniforce meet up with Kao again and he tells them that in order to change their fate, they need to change themselves. The Miniforce narrowly avoid their robots exploding in the hands of Nein when Volt realizes just what Kao meant, in that Kao was saying that the Miniforce needed to change their ways of thinking in combat, and thus un-combined their robots to combat Nein separately. And then it becomes a Double Subverted trope in the second part of "Miniforce, The Final Battle" when the Miniforce's robots actually did end up exploding just as Kao had predicted, but it was part of a deliberate Self-Destruct Mechanism to deliver the final blow to Pascal.
  • You Have Failed Me: In the end of "Prophecy of the Peacock", as Kao had predicted, Nein has finally gotten fed up with Pascal's failures and had him locked away, leading him to try to attack the Miniforce himself in the next episode. Pascal being locked up doesn't last very long, though, as at that point in "Miraculous Courage" he has gotten so powerful he turns into a giant dark energy-filled dragon and betrays Nein back.
  • Your Costume Needs Work: In "Halloween Party", Suzy and Lui go try to trick or treat at Nein's mansion and actually mistake him for a person in a supervillain costume, rather than... an actual supervillain.

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