Brendon Small's Galaktikon is a "high-stakes, intergalactic extreme rock album" released in 2012 by Brendon Small, creator of Metalocalypse and Home Movies. It chronicles the adventures of a recently divorced space superhero named Triton who must rescue his ex-wife from his arch nemesis, a villain named Beastblade.
A second album, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm, was released in September 2017, and both the content of the song lyrics and statements from Small strongly imply that the album is not just a follow-up to the previous one, but also the Writing Around Trademarks Grand Finale to Metalocalypse, which was never televised due to a bad case of Screwed by the Network.
- "Triton" (4:02)
- "Prophecy of the Lazer Witch" (4:34)
- "Beastblade" (4:47)
- "Deathwaltz" (3:33)
- "Truth Orb and the Kill Pool" (4:28)
- "You Can't Run Away" (5:05)
- "Arena War of the Immortal Masters" (4:47)
- "Dangertits" (instrumental) (4:33)
- "On My Way" (5:28)
Trope Orb and the Kill Pool:
- Animal Motifs: Beastblade's mask appears to have an animal-like nose.
- Badass Boast: In "Truth Orb and the Kill Pool", Triton shouts "I won't be told who I can't be/I override the future!/All else will cease!"
- Big Bad: The first album has Beastblade, while Become the Storm has a character referred to only as "the demon" in the lyrics, but who is implied to be Mr. Salacia, the Big Bad of Metalocalypse.
- Broken Hero:
- Triton has shades of this trope. Even though his ex-wife hates him and he himself doesn't like her, he goes to rescue her from Beastblade.
- "Hold on, someone's got your back/Who cares what this means to you/Don't think this will change a thing/but hold on someone's coming through!"
- Epic Instrumental Opener: The beginning of "Triton".
- Expy: Story-wise of Superman, Lois Lane, and Lex Luthor, art-wise of Boba Fett, Leia, Darth Vader, and R2-D2.
- Four More Measures: In the live version of "Deathwaltz". Also a case of One More Song for the drummer.
- Fully Absorbed Finale: The second album, Become The Storm, effectively ends Metalocalypse.
- Hellhole Prison: Beastblade just escaped from one, and he's had a lot of time to plan his revenge against Triton.
- I Have Many Names: While called Triton by the tracklisting and Word of God, the protagonist often refers to himself as "Poseidon".
- Indecipherable Lyrics: Borders on this fairly often, as it is a Rock Opera.
- Listing Constellations: In "Triton".
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Beastblade.
- No Name Given: Triton's robot sidekick and his ex. Until the comic book miniseries, where they are named T1-T5 and Lizyra respectfully.
- One-Word Title: "Triton", "Beastblade" and "Deathwaltz"
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Beastblade, on the cover.
- Self-Backing Vocalist: Brendon provides all singing parts
- Sequel in Another Medium: Become the Storm to Small's Cut Short animated series Metalocalypse.
- Truck Driver's Gear Change: Not obvious, but during the solo in "Arena War of the Immortal Masters" the backing riff shifts down a major third every time it repeats.
- Uncommon Time: The fast section of "On My Way" is in 7/8.
- Villain Song: "Beastblade", "Deathwaltz", "You Can't Run Away" are all sung from the viewpoint of the antagonist.
- Wham Line: While due to its nature as a Writing Around Trademarks work the context of most of the story is kept vague, one particular line in Become the Storm (specifically in the song "The Agenda") has been latched onto as a likely metatextual wham by fans of Metalocalypse:
- Word Salad Title / Non-Indicative Name: "Deathwaltz"note , "Truth Orb and the Kill Pool", "Dangertits". These names actually have meaning in the comic book adaptation. The Truth Orb and Kill Pool are tools of the Lazer Witch, and help Triton gain perspective on his divorce and Beastblade's plans. "Dangertits" is the warp drive function on Triton's ship.
- You Will Not Evade Me: Beastblade to Triton's unnamed ex-wife in "You Can't Run Away"