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Recap / The Powerpuff Girls S 6 EP 16 See Me Feel Me Gnomey

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In this musical episode in the style of rock operas Jesus Christ Superstar and Tommy, the girls are overwhelmed with the crime in Townsville. An evil gnome (Jess Harnell) grants them the wish of peace in exchange for their powers and ends up inducting the people of Townsville into a cult.

See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey provides examples of:

  • Banned Episode: This is the only episode of The Powerpuff Girls that never aired on American TV. There are conflicting stories about the reason why, with some sources claiming it's the alleged Communist undertones, while most place the blame on the strobe lighting effects that would have caused epileptic seizures in sensitive viewers (much like the Pokémon episode "Electric Soldier Porygon.")
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: The Girls wish that there would be no more evil in Townsville. The Gnome then appears and grants them this wish, only to end up enslaving Townsville in the process.
  • Cult: The Citizens of Townsville form one to worship the gnome after he rids the city of all evil.
  • Darkest Hour: When the girls lose their fight against the villains, and realize they are outmatched while the city is for a great part in ruins.
  • Deal with the Devil: The Girls deal with the gnome in order to get rid of all the evil in Townsville.
  • Depower: The Gnome does this to the girls as part of their deal.
  • Empathic Environment: During the girls Darkest Hour, it starts raining.
  • Heel Realization: When the Gnome realizes that by making the population of Townsville into his cult, he himself became a villain.
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  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Bubbles points out that one of the benefits of the Gnome's deal is that the girls can be normal little girls. This convinces Blossom and Buttercup to accept the deal.
  • Liberty Over Prosperity: The Gnome frees Townsville of all evil and lets the city prosper, but in doing so turns all citizens into his followers and takes away their freedom of choice. In the end, the girls prefer for things to go back to how they were, with villains but also with freedom.
  • Loophole Abuse: The girls regain their powers when they realize that the Gnome himself is evil, and thus technically didn’t uphold his end of the bargain.
  • Never Say "Die": It's not outright said, but it's clear that the Gnome's magic destroys all the villains in Townsville.
  • No Ontological Inertia: The Gnome's defeat undoes the destruction of the villains.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Ace, when he sees the Gnome erase all the other villains, and tries to flee the scene.
    • The Gnome when the girls confront him about how he has become a villain himself.
  • Musical Episode/Sung-Through Musical: The whole episode is 1 big musical.
  • Run the Gauntlet: The Girls have to fight all members of their Rogues Gallery (minus the Rowdyruff Boys) at the start of the episode.
  • Series Fauxnale: This was the last episode produced for the series, until the anniversary special.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The Amoeba Boys and especially the Gangrene Gang are a lot more physical here compared to other episodes, and deliver quite a beating to the Powerpuff Girls. Ace even lands the first punch for the villains.
  • Villain Team-Up: The largest one ever seen in the series, with Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumpkins, Him, Princess Morbucks, Sedusa, the Gangrene Gang and the Amoeba Boys all working together.
  • Wheelchair Antics: Ace pushes an old man in a wheelchair down a steep hill, causing him to crash into a lamp post.

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