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Recap / The Powerpuff Girls S 4 EP 7

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  • Annual Title: In-Universe, AWSM Super Summit 2000
  • Broken Pedestal: The girls use to idolize AWSM, until they showed sexist treatment towards them, and refused them membership.
  • Captain Ethnic: Members of the Association of World Super Men include Major Glory (from the USA) Big Ben (from England), Mucho Muchacho (from Mexico), Down Unda Mate (from Australia), Ya-Mon (from the Caribbean—possibly Jamaica), Mushu Gai Man (from China) and Mandingo (from Africa).
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  • Continuity Nod: The Professor recalls the girls saving the world from being turned into dogs, defeating outer-space invaders, and matching wits with "Him."
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Mascumax destroys the AWSM members. And gets destroyed by the girls in return.
  • Crossover: Several of the Justice Friends are members of AWSM, including Major Glory, Valhallen, and Comrade Red.
  • Eye Recall: It happens twice when Blossom is watching the news on TV.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The Association of World Super Men, and in the end, the Society of Associated Puffketeers.
  • Heel–Face Turn: An offscreen version, the attendees of the AWSM Summit includes Comrade Red and Rasslor, enemies from the Justice Friends cartoon.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl:
    • The men who lost to the Powerpuff girls in the challenges end up getting taunted by the other members of the Association for this.
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    • Mascumax flees crying that he lost to little girls.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: For rejecting the girls in such a humiliating and cruel manner, the Association members get their asses handed to them by Mascumax (that is until the girls show up and defeat Mascumax) and actually wound up joining the Powerpuff's Association, appropriately named SAP.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": The initial reaction of the girls.
  • Sore Loser: Another possible reason why they did not accept the girls is because they surpassed them in the challenges.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Despite passing the tests, Major Glory and the rest of the Association decline the girls membership due to their stereotypical views of women, specifically mother and housewife traits. The girls point out Professor Utonium does all that, since they never had a mom as they weren't naturally born.
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  • Straw Misogynists: Major Glory and the rest of the association towards the girls.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: "Fools! I feed off your expulsions of manliness! The more manhood you bring against me, the harder I become!"
  • Underwear of Power: After being rejected from the group, Buttercup mocks Major Glory for wearing his underwear on the outside of his costume.


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Certain roles for men...

When asked why they can't join the AWSM, the sexist Major Glory tries to explain by saying there are certain roles for men and certain roles for women. However his analogy falls apart quickly when applied to a group of superpowered girls, who live with a single father who does ALL of the chores (except mowing the lawn and washing the car).

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