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Recap / Phineas And Ferb Tales From The Resistance

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The story takes place in the 2nd Dimension, two months following the events of the TV film. The Resistance is celebrating the liberation of their Tri-State Area following Doof-2's arrest and the Norm-Bots' destruction. However, they now have to face a new threat, who is none other that Doof-2's wife Charlene-2, who sets her armies of animal cyborgs against the Resistance in an attempt to free her husband so that they can finish off the Resistance.

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  • Adults Are Useless: The members of the Resistance and everyone in the final showdown are all kids and animal cyborgs. The only adult taking action in the showdown is Charlene-2 while Doof-2 was briefly hiding behind her chair, much to her annoyance.
  • Amicable Exes: Subverted with Charlene-2 and Heinz-2... because they were never divorced at all. It was a ruse they planned to ensure their finances as well as Charlene-2 and Vanessa-2's safety in case Heinz-2 was overthrown.
  • Badass in Distress: Platyborg, as he was briefly captured by Charlene-2's animal cyborgs.
  • Big Bad: Charlene-2, as she formulated a plan to free her husband from prison and help him take down the Resistance.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Charlene-2 and Vanessa-2
  • The Bad Guys Win: Charlene-2 manages to free Heinz-2 from prison after tricking the Resistance into bringing him to her penthouse, and Vanessa-2 manages to help her family escape arrest by having her boyfriend to drive them away in a hovercraft.
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  • Chekhov's Gun: Vanessa-2, as she briefly made a cameo in the TV film (though her appearance was cut from the final cut) and contributed little to the plot of the story...... that is until she saved her parents from arrest.
  • Cyborg: 25 of OWCA's agents have fallen victim to this due to the Doofenshmirtz family.
  • Dark Action Girl: Charlene-2, as she happens to be more experienced in bo staff combat than Candace-2.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Vanessa-2, as in spite of her lack of interest of doing evil like her parents, she formulated a brilliant escape plan for her family in case they would have to face arrest for their crimes.
  • The Dragon: Peter the Pandaborg is the most prominent of the cyborgs and the only one to remain evil at the end of the episode, as he is last seen escaping with the Doofenshmirtz family.
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  • Egopolis: Charlene-2's penthouse is named after her, similar to how everything in their Tri-State Area is named after Doof-2.
  • Elseworld: This episode is set entirely in the Second Dimension (which was introduced in The Movie). The events have no impact on the main continuity.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Similar to Doof-2, Charlene-2 can be very intelligent and threatening, even planning to turn Phineas-2, Ferb-2, and Candace-2 into cyborgs after tricking them into freeing her husband. Special points also go to Vanessa-2, who managed to trick Candace-2 into letting her talk with her parents, which contributed to the Doof family's escape.
  • Future Imperfect: Two months after the end of Doof-2's rule over the Tri-State Area, the kids find a stash of sporting goods and, not knowing how they used to be played with in the past, come up with a new game that uses all of them.
  • I'm Back: Doof-2 has this reaction after an annoyed Charlene-2 throws away Doof-1's Choo-Choo.
  • Karma Houdini: The Doofenshmirtz family manages to escape along with their remaining animal cyborg Pandaborg, on a hovercar driven by Vanessa-2's boyfriend Tony Marzulo.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: The bo staff fight between Candace-2 and Charlene-2.
  • Reforged Into Minions: The animal cyborgs to the Doofenshmirtz family.
  • Retired Badass: At the end, Candace-2 resigns and decides to leave the pursuit of the Doofenshmirtz family up to the rescued O.W.C.A. agents, though she does also say that she'll still be ready to help them out if they ever need her.
  • Sequel Hook: The episode ends with the Doofenshmirtz family reunited and on the run and Candace quitting the agency.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Doof-2 and Charlene-2.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: Charlene-2 did this to 25 of the animal agents, similar to how Doof-2 did it to Perry-2.
  • Villain Song: Doof-2 and Charlene-2 do this with "All the Convoluted Reasons We Pretend to be Divorced" to explains their fake divorce to the Resistance.
  • We Can Rule Together: Well, not so much ruling together as becoming the leader of her army, but Charlene-2 offers this to Candace-2 when she has her cornered. Unfortunately for Charlene-2, her army (save Peter the Pandaborg) has been brought back to normal at this point and are quick to turn the tables on her.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Charlene-2, as she once fired a bazooka at the Resistance when they arrived to her penthouse. Same can be said for the animal cyborgs when they tried to attack the Resistance while kidnapping Platyborg.
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