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ViR: The Robot Boy is an Indian animated series about the adventures of the robot boy ViR, who lives with his inventor Dr. Sahay and defends the city while also hanging out with his friends, a human girl named Imil, a talking donkey named Chulbul, and a jinn boy named Gintu. It aired on Hungama TV and ran from 2013 to 2016 for 81 episodes.

ViR: The Robot Boy provides examples of:

  • Alien Episode: "Vir Vs Bodyless Aliens" features aliens who are nothing more than a head. They grab a hold of the other characters to give themselves a body.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: Animated entirely with 3D graphics.
  • Alliterative Name: Mad Max.
  • Big Bad: Mad Max always tries to capture Vir to destroy him. He has a minion named Timbaktoon who helps him to achieve this goal.
  • Birthday Episode: "Vir Ka Birthday" takes place during Vir's birthday. In the episode, Vir tries to give a party to Imil, Chulbul, and Gintu for his birthday, while Imil and Chulbul plan their own surprise party for him.
  • Caught in a Snare: In "Vir's Robo Boy Suit", Vir uses a rope snare on one of Mad Max's robots.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Even in the Himalayas where penguins don't live. In "Himalayan Penguins", Gintu attempts to uphold a claim he makes that there are indeed penguins there, going as far as to transform himself into a penguin to make it convincing.
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  • Floating in a Bubble: In "Bubble Man", Mad Max makes a bubble in which Timbuktu can enter and control the bubble. Timbuktu gives direction with the help of sensor gun so that bubble can capture VIR. Special mentions go to VIR, Dr. Prem Sahay and Mad Max
  • Flying Face: The floating green alien heads in "Vir Vs Bodyless Aliens", who try to give themselves a body by latching on to the other characters.
  • Invisibility: In "Invisible Power Attack", Mad Max invents technology to make objects invisible at any time.
  • Magical Incantation: Gintu says "Agadam bagadam aalam phaalam ikadam tikadam dum dumadum!" whenever he is about to use his magic to do something.
  • Malfunction Malady: In the episode "Powerless Vir", Mad Max attempts to infect Vir with a virus that would affect his command system, making him unable to use any of his robot powers.
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  • Masquerade: Vir has to keep his identity as a robot hero a secret. There are at least two episodes where Bunty finds out and threatens to tell others.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Deliberately invoked in the episode "Himalayan Penguins", where Gintu tries to convince the others that there are penguins in the Himalayas despite their repeated assurances otherwise. Gintu transforms himself into a penguin as part of his attempt to convince them.
  • The Movie: There are twelve of them.
  • Multi-Part Episode: A few episodes in each season have multiple parts.
  • No Theme Tune: The theme song is removed on the official YouTube channel. It cuts straight to the episode.
  • Nursery Rhymes: The YouTube channel has some videos with nursery rhymes, like "Wheels on the Bus".
  • Right-Hand Cat: The villain Mad Max owns a cat named Mona.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Imil is the only girl out of Vir's friends.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it spelled "Gintu" or "Chintu"?
  • Surprise Party: In "Vir Ka Birthday", Imil and Chulbul try to make a surprise party for Vir on his birthday.
  • Talking Animal:
    • Vir is friends with a talking donkey named Chulbul.
    • Mad Max has a talking Right-Hand Cat named Mona.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After getting trapped in a bubble by Mad Max in "Bubble Man", Timbuktu uses the sensor gun to trap Mad Max in one of his own bubbles! Downplayed as he breaks out using his gun
  • This Is a Drill: One of Vir's robot suits has a drill that he can use to attack enemies.
  • Title Theme Tune: ViR: The Robot Boy is repeated several times in the opening.
  • Tyop on the Cover: The episode "Car Thief" is spelled as "Car theif" in the title of the YouTube English upload. It's still spelled correctly in the actual video, though.
  • Visible Invisibility: When Mad Max makes himself invisible in "Invisible Power Attack", he's transparent rather than completely unseeable.