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Recap / 3Below S2 E1 "Moving Day"

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Two weeks after Omen's attack, the Tarrons try to repair their Mothership.


Tropes in this episode:

  • Aliens Love Human Food: Eli was right when he said that aliens love human candy, the hardened warrior Zadra falling for his net-trap for the prospect of a nougat-nummie.
    Zadra: None of my battlefield training had prepared me for the temptations of these delicious confections.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Zadra decides to keep the red boots Mother ordered when she was glitching out.
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  • Brick Joke: During the reboot, Mother accidentally orders red boots online. They are shipped to the repaired house at the end, and Zadra takes an instant liking to them.
  • Broken Pedestal: Krel is still furious over Vex's betrayal of Akaridion-5 and doesn't want to search for his whereabouts. He does soften up a bit once he learns Zeron Alpha captured him and looking over his video logs, though.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: During Magmatron's initial attack, Eli asks Aja and Krel how they don't know the bounty hunter because "all aliens know each other".
    Krel: That is completely offensive, and complimentary, that you think we would know all 50 trillion life forms in the universe!
  • Internal Reveal: Toby finds out Aja and Krel are aliens, and Eli finds out that Steve knew the Tarron's secret.
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  • Kill It with Water: Being an indestructible Mechanical Lifeform made of lava, Magma-Tron's only weakness is water.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: Magma-Tron is the member of the cinderites, a race of mechanical aliens from a fiery planet known for their predisposition towards violence and "trash-talk."
  • Mythology Gag: The opening scene of Toby and Eli is essentially the original Tales of Arcadia trailer redone with additional context.
  • Open Secret: Aaarrrgghh!!! and Stricklander (undisguised) are seen in a restaurant with Barbara and the radio refers to Gunmar's invasion as "that Night", with the entire population of Arcadia collectively agreeing to keep the existence of the trolls to themselves.
  • Rocket-Powered Weapon: Magmatron's double-ended warhammer has thrusters which allow him to control its flight path when he throws it. After it's been cut in half and Magmatron is defeated, Krel repurposes the two halves to lift Mother and put her back where they initially crashed.
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  • String Theory: Eli shows Toby his conspiracy billboard regarding the troll, alien and wizard presence in Arcadia.


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