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Recap / Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go S 1 E 8

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After saving a small abandoned creature from an avalanche of rocks on Shuggazoom's moon, Ranger 7, Chiro takes a liking to the little guy, and (much to Gibson’s dismay) adopts it until they can find its true home planet. At first Chiro has a blast with "Thingy", until weird things start happening. The Super Robot's functions go out of whack, even dumping Gibson into deep space! But is Thingy really to blame? Or is there something far more sinister going on?

This episode provides examples of:

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Gibson and the Super Robot, thanks to the mechanical virus Skeleton King created.
  • Buffy Speak: The only word Chiro can think of to describe the creature when they find it is “thingy”. He winds up naming him as such.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Thingy has a tendency of getting his slobber on everything and everyone. This turns out to be the cure for the Skeleton King’s virus.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: Sprx accuses Gibson of having the virus, which Chiro dismisses. But then…
    Gibson: Yes. Listen to the boy.
    Chiro: "Listen to the boy"? That sounds like something…
    (Chiro suddenly gets shoved into his elevator by Gibson)
    Gibson: Skeleton King would say?
  • Genre Savvy: Sprx considers the idea that Gibson is the one infected by the Skeleton King’s virus, since he’s been acting far too innocent the whole time. He turns out to be right.
  • Spanner in the Works: Skeleton King infected Thingy with the virus and left him on Ranger 7, anticipating that the Hyperforce would find and adopt him. What he hadn’t counted on, however, was Thingy’s saliva being the cure.