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Adam gets put on a "protected species" list, rendering him immune to attacks from predatory animals. He quickly takes advantage of this, knowing he can do what he wants, without getting hurt.


  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Jake hugs his own butt, by grabbing his rear end and pulling under his crotch and holding it in front of him, giving him the ability to squeeze it with his arms and rest his face on it.
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  • Berserk Button: Lupe's berserk button is slammed, when Adam tears her tail-feathers off, destroying her fashionable facade. Of course, since Adam is a protected species, Lupe is painfully forced to hold back on biting his head off, and even allow him to continue defacing her.
  • Big Eater: Slips has eaten a lot of stuff. Mostly other living creatures, putting Adam in a real pickle here.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Principal Pixiefrog buys the right to making a TV series, based off of Adam's life.
    Adam: Aw, man. That could have been my show. Oh well. Maybe they'll let me play as myself in the movie.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Adam shamelessly pisses off Bull Sharkowski, The Pride Posse, and Trunks Elephant, three of the most feared and carnivorous bullies at Charles Darwin Middle School, as though nothing bad will come of it.
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  • Callback: Jake saves Adam from the angry mob in a similar position to when he stopped Adam from saying "butt" in the theme song.
  • Dramatic Spotlight: Adam is put in this, when it's open season for animals to attack him.
  • Everybody Laughs Ending: Everybody laughs, at Lupe's hypocritical statement, when she complains about Adam's annoying screaming, in her obnoxious, gravelly, Latina voice.
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: Adam's screaming.
  • Gold Tooth: One of the lions in The Pride Posse shows off his gold tooth.
  • The Hunter Becomes the Hunted: Characters such as Ingrid and Mrs. Warthog are generally the prey of human beings, but a turn of events here, leads to them hunting and trying to eat Adam.
  • Hypocrite: Lupe shrieks in her abhorrent Latina accent about how annoying Adam's screaming is.
  • Karmic Protection: Adam gets to piss off even the biggest, toughest ruffians at the school, without getting rightfully beaten senseless for it, because he's been placed on a "protected species" list, meaning that if anyone lays a finger on one ginger hair of that poor, pathetic soul, they'll get in serious trouble. Adam learns the horrors of not being on this list, when he gets offended by being seen as "weak" and "helpless" and asks to be treated like an equal, really throwing himself underneath the bus for a rather petty reason.
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  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Adam reveals to have the protective superpower of a deafening shriek of terror, which drives any otic living thing within a ten million mile radius beyond the verge of insanity.
  • Malaproper: Twice, the word "invincible" is mistaken for "invisible".
    Adam: Does this mean I'm not invincible?
    Jake: Of course not, Adam. I can see you clear as day.
  • Meat-O-Vision: Slips hallucinates Adam as a giant chicken wing.
    Slips: At this point, even the cargo shorts won't keep me from devouring you whole.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Inverted, if that's even possible. Windsor is really an idiot, who just pretends to be smart.
  • Oh, Crap!: Adam has this moment, when Principal Pixiefrog announces that he's been taken off the protected species list.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Adam Lyon is a total dick in this episode, going up to random people and kicking their dogs for no justified reason. Most of this is being done to his bullies, such as bathing in Bull Sharkowski's mouth and yanking out a Pride Posse lion's golden tooth, but as of this episode, it's been established he's on a "protected species list", meaning they wouldn't have done anything to him before.
    • Not only this, but all of Adam's friends reveal that the personalities that we've all come to love over these past 4 seasons, are all fake, and they've only been pretending to be the way they are, to ward off predators.
      • Jake is a generally normal monkey, who just pretends to love his butt, because he knows it will gross-out bullies and get predators to see him as too disgusting to eat.
      • Lupe has a normal, human-sounding American voice. The boisterous, raspy Latina accent she's always been speaking in is fake, and only done to annoy predators into dreading even going near her.
      • Windsor has a lisp and goes on long, boring tangents, resulting in him becoming a very repelling creature to bully or victimize.
      • Ingrid throws swordfish at predators ... and that's it.
      • Slips simply is a snake. Nobody wants to devour a snake.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Principal Pixiefrog really lets Adam have it, via a not-so-subtle stealth insult, where he insults his personality, his voice, and his physical appearance, from head to toe. It actually goes on for quite some time and in much detail.
  • Sapient Eat Sapient: Slips is a carnivorous animal, but he never tries to eat his own friends. In this episode, however, he gets a free pass to eat Adam alive.
  • Secret Weapon: Adam discovers the power of his horrendous screaming.
  • Sound-Only Death: Mr. Blowhole's fish tank breaks, on account of Adam's screaming and he gets beached and Mr. Mandrill uses a trigger and dynamite to get him into the water hallway. We then cut to Adam and Principal Pixiefrog, while we hear an explosion, and see the light from the explosion shine on the two. Of course, this is only a gag, and Mr. Blowhole will be up and running by the next episode.
  • Speech Impediment: Windsor's true voice is a stupid guy, sticking his tongue out and spitting, accent.
  • Stewed Alive: Adam's friends throw him into a big pot of stew, where they plan to eat him.
  • Sudden Anatomy: Slips forces himself to grow a pair of arms, just so he can cover his ears and block out Adam's obnoxious, eardrum-clobbering screeching.
  • Sweeping Ashes: Adam mentions this trope in dialogue.
  • Take That, Critics!: Jake talks about how his butt-obsession is so disgusting, that not only are enemies repulsed by it, but so are dozens of internet bloggers. Clearly this is taking a jab at online critics in real life, who've given the show negative reviews, because of Jake's "distasteful" butt-obsession.
  • Tap on the Head: Adam clonks Slips and Windsor's heads together.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Ingrid throws a swordfish, to ward off enemies. Like she and the trope say, it always works.
    Ingrid: It works in a pinch.
  • With Friends Like These...: Mrs. Warthog shows no respect for Miss Loon, shoving her aside, for a gold tooth.
  • You're Insane!: You know Adam is really taking it to the limit this time, when Jake is telling him this.
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