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A trilogy of CGI movies based on the Action Man toy franchise.

In the first movie, Robot Atak, Doctor X's henchman No Face, disguised as Action Man, kidnaps scientist Professor Moran, so Doctor X can force him to develop a mind control gas. Action Man and Action Force (Flynt and Redwolf) must clear Action Man's name, defeat Doctor X's robot army and stop his mind control plans.

The second movie, X Missions, is a retelling of the G.I. Joe movie Valor versus Venom, but with the Action Man cast of characters. Doctor X kidnaps citizens and takes DNA samples from zoo creatures to create an army of man-beast hybrids.

Third and last, Código Gangrena, only available in Latin America, has Professor Gangrene freeing Doctor X and No Face from prison and later betraying them. Action Man and Action Force then have to stop Gangrene's plans.


Tropes applying to these films:

  • 0% Approval Rating: In X Missions, No-Face points out to Dr. X that everyone in the world hates him, something which Dr. X outright admits he takes pride in. Eventually, even No-Face and Gangrene grow to dislike him.
  • Broad Strokes: Despite the then-recent CGI TV series, the movies seem to follow the 90s animated series, albeit in broad strokes.
  • Captain Ersatz: No Face's appearance and Modus Operandi make him an evil version of Darkman. And his role of being a Master of Disguise by wearing many different masks to impersonate other characters is a carbon copy of Chameleon (the Marvel Comics villain).
    • Rebel from X Missions is pretty much Scarlett with another name and an english accent. Rebel even uses the same character model Scarlett has in G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom.
  • Clear My Name: Action Man must do this in the Robot Atak movie, after No Face impersonated him to kidnap Professor Moran.
  • Evil Is Petty: Doctor X wants world domination because he wanted everyone to treat him like a hero but was instead treated like a madman.
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  • Flanderization: Doctor X suffers this in Robot Atak. While he was already a bit of a cheesy Generic Doomsday Villain in the 1995 cartoon series, he was at-least fleshed out in the 2000 CGI TV series into a more interesting and threatening villain. Robot Atak not only reverts X back into being the Generic Doomsday Villain he was in the 1995 cartoon series, but they also turn it Up to Eleven by dumbing him down into a borderline comedic parody of the trope, where he spouts unintentionally comedic, Narm infested dialogue that make him come off as less threatening.
  • Mad Scientist: Doctor X, as usual. One of his main henchmen, Profesor Gangrene, is also this.
  • Master of Disguise: No Face's special technique, which he uses to try defame Action Man by commiting crime while disguised as him.
  • Power Trio: Action Force.
    • Redwolf is the Superego (calm and collected, though with some sense of humor)
    • Action Man is the Ego (as the quintessential action hero, sometimes he makes good planning, but other times he takes impulsive actions to keep the world safe)
    • Flynt is the Id (impulsive and fun-loving)
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Near the end of X Missions: The Movie, No-Face realizes Dr. X isn't going to give him his new face and decides to quit working for him and disappear.
  • Shot-for-Shot Remake: X Missions is basically this to G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom. It even reuses assets and character models.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: In X Missions, No-Face has an accent that sounds like a bizarre mixture of german, spanish and russian, despite the fact his character is meant to be Belgian.

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