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It's 2029 and the earth is rapidly deteriorating thanks to the sudden disappearance of the elements. Scientists have determined that all the elements are vanishing and reappearing on an Alternate Universe known as the Nega Earth. The Element Hunters are created in order to go to Nega Earth, retrieve the lost elements, and save the world.

Element Hunters is an Edutainment Show aimed towards kids in an effort to try and teach them about chemical elements. Of course, turning all the elements into cute little Mon probably helps too.

The often used, short, definition is: Pokemon meets Chemistry.


  • Adults Are Useless: Subverted, the majority of the adults in this show are either the ones calling the shots, running the show, or they're just Manipulative Bastards.
    • Also kinda played straight, since the only ones who can enter Nega Earth and DO stuff are the kids.
  • Alien Animals: The QEXs. They all tend to look like regular animals except with drastic alterations in size, color, and deadlyness.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Again, all of the QEX. But they're not from Earth so it's ok.
  • Apocalypse Wow: The last two episodes. Which just happens to feature full scale destruction of several cities and just about every natural disaster in the book. But it's still kid-friendly as possible!
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: When Chiara and Rodney argue about her not participating in a dangerous dive, she accidentally corners him into admitting his feelings.
    Chiara: Why are you excluding me?
    Rodney: I'm not excluding you.
    Chiara: Then I'm going. There's no reason I shouldn't.
    Rodney: No. You're staying.
    Chiara: Why? Are you saying I'll get in the way?
    Rodney: I didn't say anything like that.
    Chiara: Then why? Because I'm a girl?
    Rodney: Of course not.
    Chiara: I'm a better swimmer.
    Rodney: I know that.
    Chiara: Then I should go!
    Rodney: You can't!
    Chiara: Why not?! You don't trust me?
    Rodney: That's not it!
    Chiara: Then why-?!
  • Big Bad: It's revealed that Aimee Carr, the Earth Team's superior, indirectly started the disappearance of the world's elements in the first place. Doubles as a Tragic Villain as well, as shown that when she was young, her parents died in a tsunami, and this made her to wish the destruction of the Earth by screaming at the sky, thus awakening the Spacetime Bugs from the 11th dimension that caused the whole mess.
  • Book Dumb: Ren said he's terrible at school, but he has his moments ingenuity through out the series.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Tom would rather spend his time collecting rocks than saving the elements.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: Remember that random flashback at the begining of the 3rd episode? You know...the one that has a little girl screaming out at the ocean "The earth should just dissapear!"?
  • Children Are Special: Children are also the only ones who can save the earth from disintgrating.
  • Child Soldiers: All of the children on the colony are basically being trained and stock piled by the government to be element hunters.
  • Eye Catch: Every episode features one of these with one of the main characters chasing after a different element Mon.
  • Free-Range Children: For a world that's supposedly on the brink of destruction the kids in this show get a lot of freedom to run about where they please. One episode subverts this when Ren's mother finally starts questioning where in the hell her son is going for so many hours of the day.
  • Gag Sub: The first episode's troll subs that circulated faster than the actual subs.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When Hannah Weber finally starts rebelling against her adoptive father's orders.
  • Heroic BSoD: After Ally gets eaten/dissolved/killed (apparently) by the giant plant QEX, Ren goes into one, thinking the whole thing was his fault. She got better, though.
  • Invisible to Adults: The entire world 'Nega Earth' is 'unavailable to adults in Element Hunters due to needing a particular portion of the brain which decays once they reach a certain age, and only shows up in a select few children. The adults are still far from useless though.
  • Jerkass: Rodney starts out as this, although he turns out to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who genuinely cares for the well-being of civilians and wants to improve the conditions on Earth.
  • Lethal Chef: Ally, to the horror of the Earth Team. Her cooking even causes Ren to faint.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Combined with her Tsundereness Chiara is usually the first one to point out the faults when Ren has a plan.
  • Magical Security Cam: Apparently there is technology to visually see the memories of the characters. This is used during their superiors' briefings and reviews of episodes, giving at least three perspectives of events usually.
  • Mirror Universe: The Nega Earth is actually an alternate version of earth that all the elements are dissapearing to.
  • Official Couple: Like you didn't see this coming, Chiara and Rodney, The last episode hammers the point home by showing Rodney picking up Chiara for a date. Via helicopter.
  • Puppy Love: Nearly any main pairing, as the main characters are all children. Special mention goes to Chiara and Rodney, whom the second half of the series spends a large portion of time just pointing out this pairing.
  • Spoiled Brat: Hannah Weber, although spoiled Idol may be more appropriate. Later it's revealed that Hannah's nothing more than a tool for her adoptive father to use.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: And surprisingly, no romance between them. At least, as long as we're not talking about people on the same team...
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Juno herself states that as she is an android, she isn't 'human'. Ally begs to differ.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: What Hannah's adoptive father tells her once she refuses to kill Ally and interfere with the mission to save the Earth.). Beforehand, we have(Ally Connolly, who's apparent death on the Nega Earth was staged to look like an accident because she had outlived her usefulness.