In the year 2017, the ever-growing city of Beaston has kept its criminals behind bars with its Beaston Police Force. Recently however, crooks are obtaining armaments with seemingly advanced technology, making them cause more chaos and making them harder to be caught by cops. This puts the Central Department branch of the BPF on a search for a countermeasure. An untested suit is then delivered to them, yet they still need to test it for usage. But when officers Terry O'Lean and his newly appointed partner Jacob "Jake" Loeb ask for help after discovering an advanced weaponry smuggling inside an abandoned warehouse, they have no choice but to send it to them. As the two run from a conflict they will definitely not survive, the backup delivers a "badge" which then Terry catches, and with the instructions given to him and with Jake's cover fire, he transforms into the High Speed Enforcer Nitro.
A Buddy Cop cartoon mixed with Henshin Hero action, the series focuses on the BPF Central Department, primarily with the calm and collected grey wolf Terry and his new partner, the hot-headed hawk named Jake. The two take on criminals, both the mundane and those with advanced technology, with the help of fellow officers including Latisha Ulesca, one of the developers of the battle suit and supply manager of the department; Mayne Hendrix, resource gatherer and computer genius; and of course Chief of the department Ashley Rook. As they fight crime, they soon unravel the deeper organization that runs behind the scenes called Full Metal, and encounter a far nefarious plot with ties to their past.
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- Bit Part Bad Guys: Occasionally some random crooks will show up getting arrested to show that Terry and Jake don't need to transform to do their job. See Stupid Crooks.
- Buddy Cop Show: Focuses on the escapades of the two main characters as they deal with dangerous crooks.
- Cold Opening: Occasionally an episode will start off with a crook getting arrested, or being in a middle of an action segment.
- Grave-Marking Scene: Terry occasionally visits a grave, putting flowers and cleaning it up. It is actually the grave of his former partner Felicity.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: First few episodes has Terry be the only Enforcer Nitro. Jake finally gets to use it on the fifth episode. The two then juggle with each other on who will transform, before Latisha gives them a second Badge.
- Odd Couple: The main characters do the two-completely-clashing-personality type.
- Petting Zoo People: Beaston is thriving with this.
- Stupid Crooks: Occasionally used for a Cold Opening or for an unimportant, background case. See Bit Part Bad Guys.
High Speed Enforcer Nitro
- Bifurcated Weapon: The Enforcer Nitro weapons can be combined to become a different weapon. Limited at first, but when both Terry and Jake can transform at the same time, the extra set allows for more combinations. However there is no Guard + Guard combination.
- Bayonet Ya: Justice Beat + Justice Blaster (blaster tip has the baton that is energized, can release more powerful shots and the handle can be unfolded into a melee grip)
- Laser Blade: Justice Beat + Justice Guard (the shield disc widens flattens the energy, making it look like an energy broadsword)
- Barrier Warrior: Justice Blaster + Justice Guard (the shield disc turns shots into less-ranged but wider, "wall-like" shots)
- Double Weapon: Justice Beat + Justice Beat (two Justice Beats connected on each end)
- BFG: Justice Blaster + Justice Blaster (one blaster inserts to another)
- Double Weapon: Once both Terry and Jake can transform at the same time, they usually give each other their preferred weapons.
- Evil Wears Black: Subverted of course, considering the Enforcer Nitro mimics the traditional police car colors (black and white).
- Hand Cannon: Justice Blaster. Has built-in sight scope. Can change shots from a single concentrated shot or a spread shot. Enforcer Nitro Jake's preferred weapon.
- Lawman Baton: Justice Beat. The baton itself can light up with police lights if needed, allowing it to be charged with energy. Enforcer Nitro Terry's preferred weapon.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Justice Guard. Essentially, it is a disc that has an expanding transparent plastic, making it look like a riot shield.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: A bit more subtle. Rather than gaining a new form, instead Terry and Jake gets to be Enforcer Nitro at the same time. Another set of weapons allow them to do new combinations like two Justice Beats lets them make a Double Weapon.
- Powered Armor: The Enforcer Nitro armor is jet black with white accents, reminiscent of a police car. The helmet shapes itself to mimic its wearer, It increases the wearer's physical function, and it has multiple capabilities like scanning and communication.
- Transformation Trinket: The Badge. It looks no more different than a regular badge at first, but it can be pressed to activate a nanotech-sealed suit to envelop the user. Once suited, the badge is engraved on the back of the user's hand (right on Terry, left on Jake). The Badge originally is registered to its first user (in this case Terry), but later on is modified to allow Jake to use it.
Terry O'LeanOne of the main protagonists of the show.
- Berserk Button: Do not insult Felicity in front of Terry. This includes desecrating her grave and her corpse.
- By-the-Book Cop: Though this doesn't mean he is below tricking criminals.
- Dark and Troubled Past: When Terry first joined the force as a newcomer, he was paired with Felicity Rogers. He was a reckless cop compared to his more veteran partner much like how Jake is compared to him, but they do their job properly and had great chemistry. He pretty much looked up to her. However, when the two were taking on a case of an illegal arms trade, the two were separated. Felicity ended up being trapped in the scene of the crime, an abandoned warehouse. It was engulfed with flames due to an attempted escape by the criminals, but she told him not to come for her. She died in the explosion from the burning warehouse, giving Terry an emotional trauma that changed his attitude and outlook. It's why now he acts more rational and collected, as a way to uphold his former partner's work.
- Important Haircut: It happens in a flashback. Before the incident, Terry sported a ponytail. After Felicity died, it affected him so much that he took a leave of absence. On his recovery, he had a barber give him a "proper haircut" as a sign that he was starting over for the better.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue.
- The Spock: Terry is calm, contemplating, and assesses the situation with his brain. Despite this he has a tendency to believe that people are at default good-natured.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Terry likes anything with malt (chocolate malt balls, malt drink, and the like).
Jacob "Jake" LoebThe other main protagonist of the show.
- Hot-Blooded: He makes a nice contrast to the calmer Terry.
- Naïve Newcomer: Played with. Jake might be a newcomer in the department, but he is quite experienced to the streets that he can immediately tell if someone is duping him. He also doesn't trust people so quickly. It is why Charlie was able to stump him.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Jake likes muffins. He favors strawberry muffins but he likes all muffins regardless.
- Friend on the Force: Various members of the department help out the main characters from time to time. It is a given of course, considering Terry and Jake are assigned in this department.
Latisha UlescaMouse mechanic in charge of managing the supplies and equipment of the department.
Mayne HendrixDesk officer who is good with computers. Despite being a lion he is less than willing to do field work, preferring to help out instead via information handling.
Daniel CooganA big rhino and a friend of Terry's who always on duty.
Hannah HamiltonDaniel's partner.
Kai LongA newcomer raccoon, newer than Jake in fact, who hailed from the countryside west of Beaston.
Sean "Shootey" StoneyAn otter who is partnered with Kai, trying to keep watch on her.
- Mentor Ship: Inverted in that it's on his point-of-view. Also mild in that it's more of a veteran-newcomer feeling.
Clive FixxSelf-proclaimed "rival" of Terry. This fox gets into trouble but always pulls through with the help of his partner.
Refer to Turbo Shift for his alter-ego.
- Unknown Rival: Terry doesn't really see him as one.
- The rivalry aspect itself is non-serious in Clive's part. He declared it to cheer up a then-grieving Terry, which prompted the wolf to smile for a bit. Since then he occasionally brings it up as a way to make Terry live the present.
Matthew "Matt" OrangeClive's partner. While he doesn't speak much of his mind, this lizard is very active and supports Clive.
Refer to Turbo Shift for his alter-ego.
Ashley RookCurrent chief of Beaston Police Department - central department.
Felicity RogersA cougar, and former partner of Terry. She passed away one year ago due to an accident from an operation.
Full Metal is an underground organization that handles high-tech weapon distribution for criminals to use throughout Beaston. Their gear are proven to be so valuable and effective that they pretty much monopolized the ordnance Black Market. Even equipment not sold by them can have their materials and components be traced back to them.
- Five-Man Band: Full Metal is headed by four people. They use codenames when referring to each other and to their lackeys, and generally remain anonymous. They even gain special nanotechnology implants that allows them to keep their conscience and control while having an upgraded body (with the exception of Epitaph, who is a robot).
- The Syndicate
Rascal / Johnathan Bones
Epitaph / Felicity Rogers
- The Brute
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Epitaph has no memories of being Felicity, yet faint memories towards Terry sparked in her when she saw a de-morphed, injured Terry. Eventually Terry decides that she must be destroyed, and at the end she thanks him for finally giving her peace.
- Evil Wears Black
- We Can Rebuild Her: Being a cyborg, she can be repaired for damage. [[Her origin is also an application of this trope: she is Felicity resurrected as a cyborg, with her body being the only one "available" after the explosion]].
Zoom / Charlie Grant
- Childhood Friend: Of Jake.
- The Dark Chick
- Token Good Teammate: Is the least malevolent of Full Metal. One of the reasons is that he is a newcomer and his task really is just moving around information and relaying a fast channel. Of course, that doesn't mean he isn't malevolent, as he is willing to take care of anything that gets in the way of his duties.