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Victor and Valentino chase after a strange chihuahua named Achi, only to get trapped in an underworld labyrinth by the Keepers of the Dead. Now they must learn to work together in order to survive.

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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: During an argument, Victor angrily wishes that Valentino was dead. Then it happens (luckily, Valentino is brought Back from the Dead).
  • Broken Masquerade: At the end, Victor and Valentino discover that there are spirits all over Monte Macabre, and their Abuelita is some sort of Aztec deity.
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  • Canon Discontinuity: The series itself does its own take on the protagonists' first journey to the Underworld, and plays coy with Grandma Chata's possibly supernatural nature. It doesn't explain how the duo know Achi, however.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The pilot is more focused on the underworld, whereas the series focuses on Monte Macabre itself, generally avoids the supernatural creatures being Invisible to Normals, and Chata's supernatural nature is also plainly spelled out, whereas the series primarily (albeit sometimes blatantly) hints at it.
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  • Follow the White Rabbit: Victor and Valentino follow an Achi, an undead Chihuahua, down into the Underworld.
  • See-Thru Specs: The luchador mask Victor bought in the maze allows the two to see the spirits roaming Monte Macabre, along with the spiritual form of their grandmother.
  • Talking Dog: Achi is a talking chihuahua. Justified, as he's dead and supernatural.
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