Debuting in early March '07, this series was introduced on the Trope Vision Network (TVn) to tap into the growing demographic of fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer who are pretty sure they can work up an example — somehow, anyhow — of a given trope from their show.note
The show developed an interesting multi-verse through the novel use of a framing device, in which the intrepid heroes (The "Vamp Benders", among fans) would pass through a Story Gate at the beginning of each episode, landing them in surroundings and situations familiar to television viewers the world over. Classic episodes ("A Three Hour Tour" and "My So-Called Felicity") aired, giving rise to a fan theory that the Story Gate is in reality a Holodeck of some sort.
Producers are, of course, keeping mum on the controversy, but promising that all will eventually be revealed.
See Main Characters for character information, discussion, etc.
|Hero||Avatar McPotter||Clever young man with an amazing ability to construct useful tools out of nothing but bottle caps and baling wire.|
|Lancer||Solo McPotter||Avatar's older brother, the one with the rap-sheet and alcohol issues.|
|Big Guy||Sue||Super-strong body-builder able to break through walls and tell the others to just get on with it.|
|Smart Guy||Nerdly||A plot-savvy guy with a huge store of knowledge. Has a "thing" for Cleo.|
|Chick #1||Cleo||Has a "thing" for Solo, when he is sober, which isn't often. |
Life has been a long series of one wardrobe failure after another for Cleo.
|Chick #2 (later)||Krystal||A tail-less, genetically-modified "catgirl" who recently joined the team.|
|Pet||Fluffykins||Sue's pet kitten. Can transform into various reptilian forms (which have advanced from snake to small dragon), talks, and has psychic abilities most fans would kill for.|
Their mentor was Mr Edwin Rupert Udite, a retired English scientist with a long white beard who mysteriously disappeared, wheelchair and all, several years ago. Every week he sends them self-destructing cryptic messages which inevitably lead to the gang getting tangled up in the Dark Council's latest plot.
The series is currently well into its third season, with many a surprising twist. An episode in the third season resulted in a spin off. Though small at first, the show is slowly building up a separate fan base. Find it below.
For more information on the Dark Council, see Evil Dramatis Personae.
The show is actually a Finnish-American co-production, and is unique in that it has three executives for every one writer.
The TV Tropes Wiki maintains an episode guide for the program. Best fan guide on the web!
- Episode Guide Hey, over here! This is it!
- The Punisher's Song of Evangelion and I Must Scream We're totally not being paid to advertise the really cool spinoff ahead of the main episodes. Note: TV Tropes wiki cannot legally be held responsible for any and all legal, ethical, or psychological consequences for watching this series.
- My Little Rainbow Princess Pretty Moon Shortcake We're not being paid to advertise the adorable spinoff either. Also see disclaimer for TPSOEAIMS, it applies here too.
- Main Characters If you read all the episodes above, you won't need this.
This show provides examples of:
- Tropes & Idioms
- Show Genres
- Commentary Terms
- Script Speak
- Camera Tricks
- Score and Music Tropes
- Advertising Tropes
- New Media
- Wild Mass Guessing