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Recap / OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes S 1 E 25 T.K.O.

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Searching for power, KO accepts the help of a mysterious figure; the heroes band together to save the plaza from a new menace.


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  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: K.O defeats T.K.O. within his mind, eventually using the focus lessons from earlier to defeat him.
  • Can't Catch Up: The start of the episode's conflict is K.O.'s frustration with his lack of progress at becoming a hero and catching up to Enid and Rad.
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  • Diagonal Cut: How T.K.O. defeats Darrell.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Averted. T.K.O was planning on punching Carol full blast before K.O. stopped him.
  • Evil Mentor: Shadowy Figure pretended to be K.O.'s friend in order to fill him with anger.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Part of K.O.'s frustration, and the reason he goes with Shadowy Figure, is how despite Carol telling him about working hard, he feels that he's barely made any progress towards his goal of becoming a great hero. His first attempt's failure is a major part of what actually gets him angry enough to turn him into T.K.O.
  • Meaningful Rename: K.O. renames himself Turbo K.O., T.K.O. for short.
  • A Minor Kidroduction: The episode begins with Carol trying to teach a younger K.O. how to focus.
  • Never Say "Die": Darrell is cut off in the middle of the last word when saying "prepare to die".
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  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Darrell's new form makes him a legitimate threat before T.K.O takes him down.
  • Obviously Evil: He's a tall man in a black robe originally obscured by shadow that wants to take K.O. somewhere. The only reason K.O. trusted him was because his Pow Card said he was level (positive) 8, which turned out to be a glitch.
  • The Power of Hate: K.O's new source of power.
  • Purple Is Powerful: T.K.O.'s powers have purple energy compared to K.O.'s blue.
  • Sequel Hook: It's implied that Shadowy Figure isn't done with K.O. yet.
  • Teach Him Anger: The Shadowy Figure teaches K.O. to harness The Power of Hate.
  • The Worf Effect: Darrell's huge form is defeated by T.K.O. effortlessly.

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