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Recap / The Powerpuff Girls S 5 EP 6 Save Mojo Substitute Creature

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Save Mojo: When the Powerpuff Girls try to stop Mojo Jojo from doing a crime, an animal activist group comes to his rescue protesting that the Powerpuff Girls can't harm him because he is an endangered animal.

Substitute Creature: When Ms. Keane gets sick, she hires a substitute teacher named Mr. Green to run the class in her absence. Unfortunately, because of his monstorous appearance, the girls assume he is a bad guy and try to save their classmates from him.


Save Mojo provides examples of:

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Mojo even attacks the girls’ own home to steal some of the professors’ equipment.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: the animal activists; they actively prevent the girls from “harassing" Mojo Jojo”, not caring that Mojo is clearly a villain committing crimes and the girls merely wants to stop him. The girls eventually turn it against Mojo by helping the activists move Mojo into the wild
  • Crocodile Tears: Mojo happily pretends to be a helpless animal in order to gain the sympathy, and thus protection, from the activists.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: the animal activists all look like these.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Mojo’s disguise at the beginning of the episode. The narrator even calls it pathetic.
  • Waving Signs Around: the animal activists.


Substitue Creature provides examples of:

  • Dark Is Not Evil: Mr. Green is a prime example of this trope.
  • Expressive Accessory: Blossom's bow droops when Mr. Green asks her to give the kids cookies.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Mr. Green has one.
  • Imagine Spot: The girls repeatedly imagine Mr. Green doing horrible things to Mrs. Keane and their class mates, but none of these fantasies ever come true.
  • Heel Realization: the girls realize they were the bad guys here for wrongfully assuming the Mr. Green was a threat.
  • Reluctant Monster: Mr. Green looks like a demon, but truly likes children and wants to be a good teacher.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Mr. Green has white hair, but the Black Heart part is eventually averted as the girls learn he is not evil.

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