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Code Lyoko: Evolution (Code Lyoko Évolution) is the sequel series to Code Lyoko. Contrary to the original show, it sports a major difference: instead of the mix of 2D and 3D animation styles that Code Lyoko was famous for, the 3D has been revamped, and the 2D has been replaced with live-action. It ran with one season of 26 episodes. A preview screening took place in Paris on December 5th, 2012, the first episode was streamed on France 4's website on December 19th, 2012, and the first three episodes of the series premiered on France 4 on January 5th, 2013. A US premiere was on February 2013 on MoonScoop's Kabillion channel.

The series starts around six months after the end of Code Lyoko. As the former Lyoko Warriors are starting a new year, two successive phenomenons resembling XANA's attacks happen. Though they initially dismiss it as coincidence, Aelita convinces them to go back to the Factory and reactivates the Supercomputer just to make sure. It quickly turns out that XANA somehow survived by infecting the Lyoko Warriors with his source code right before the destruction of his Replikas, effectively turning them into his Soul Jars. To restore himself, he must drain these codes from them. Unable to stop him by shutting down the Supercomputer, the Lyoko Warriors decide to fight him again.

The live-action components were filmed in the Angoulême region of France in July-August 2012, with Kadic scenes filmed at the Lycée Guez de Balzac.

The show ended on a Cliffhanger, with the possibility of new seasons remaining open, but ultimately, it proved expensive enough to be a Creator Killer for MoonScoop, which went bankrupt no more than a year after the last episode aired in 2013, with the sets all being sold off, leaving the series a one-off.

The official Code Lyoko English Youtube channel has uploaded the entirety of the show, free to watch. It can be viewed here.

Note: Because this is a sequel to an existing series, only tropes specific to the new series should go here.

Code Lyoko: Evolution provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In general, the core cast of returning characters (Ulrich, Odd, Jérémie, Aelita, Yumi, William, Jim, and Franz Hopper) share some resemblances to their animated counterparts from Code Lyoko. It's even a plot point later in the series. The exceptions are Miss Hertz and Principal Delmas, both of whom are both significantly younger than they were in the original show, while Sissi has blonde hair as a Continuity Nod to the finale of the animated series, but otherwise her actor doesn't really look like animated Sissi. Jim and Franz Hopper however, both pretty much nail their looks, and look practically identical to their animated counterparts in terms of clothing and facial features.
  • Adaptation Deviation: Yumi, Aelita, Odd, Jérémie, and William all wear different clothes to their animated counterparts. However, they all evoke the color palettes of their animated selves (Yumi wears an all-black leather jacket, Odd wears blue and purple shorts and a shirt, Jérémie wears mauve flannel shirts and jeans, Aelita wears a pink dress and denim shirt). Franz Hopper doesn't wear tinted Round Hippie Shades either, and opts for more practical Nerd Glasses, while Jim just has less of a beer gut.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Anthea Hopper, Sissi and Sam are portrayed as blonde, despite their original series selves being respectively rose-haired, brunette and black-haired. Averted with Aelita, who actually keeps her rose hair, and zig-zagged with Odd, who has a lighter purple spot in his hair (which looks invisible in certain scenes due to its placement). Word of God said that Sissi's hair being blonde was a Continuity Nod to the previous series, where Odd says she'd look good with blonde hair, and seems to take it as a compliment, while Anthea's hair is bleached of color in flashbacks (meaning it's meant to be pink, but it clearly isn't).
  • Anime Hair: Odd's conical hairstyle is kept in the 3D animation, but in the live action, Odd's hair is gelled to be spiked upwards to give the impression — sadly being nowhere near its previous height.
  • Art Evolution: For the 3D parts as compared to Code Lyoko, though it applies mostly to the Lyoko Warriors and the towers; the Monsters and Lyoko itself remain mostly similar.
  • The Artifact: The bridge leading to the factory is never used in this series, despite being shown in the panorama shot of said factory. Likely because such a bridge does not exist in real life, although the tunnel system leading to the bridge is still used. Similarly, the Factory itself is seldom used or seen outside of the supercomputer room and the Mission Control.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Interruption: In "Betting on Odd", when the group discusses what they'd do with their winnings if they won the lottery.
    Jérémie: If I won the jackpot, I'd buy...
    Ulrich: Manta's!
    Jérémie: Certainly not.
  • The Atoner: William, who was XANA's Dragon in season 4 of the original series, is now part of the Lyoko Warriors, though not without some initial friction, something Laura later exploits.
  • Audience Surrogate: According to Word of God, this was the whole point of adding Laura to the cast. Though this makes her delayed inclusion somewhat odd, considering William ended up returning before her.
  • Back from the Dead: XANA comes back to life as he manages to find a supercomputer to hole up in to regain strength. however, as a last resort, he had to dump a bunch of his source code onto the warriors to flee, meaning is isn't powerful enough for world-scale attacks, and actively needs the warriors alive to get the codes back.
  • Batman Gambit: Episode 12 retroactively makes XANA's first attacks in the pilot into this. There's a tower in the Cortex, but prior to regaining his strength by draining source code from the heroes, XANA couldn't use it for anything more than harmless vandalism. But, by conducting a few harmless attacks to get the Lyoko Warriors to investigate, he gets them to turn the supercomputer back on, allowing him to mount more effective attacks using its towers.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Professor Tyron doesn't believe XANA is real, and later denies XANA being a threat, allowing XANA to act in his system with impunity, which frustrates the warriors to no end when attempting to reason with him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: William in episode 2.
  • Blatant Lies: Subverted with Odd:
    Odd: I'm not stressed, it's just not working! [Beat] Okay, I am a bit stressed.
  • Break Them by Talking: In episode 17, once Laura slips up and reveals her knowledge of quantum physics, Mr. Graven gets under her skin by deducing the trust issues the others have with her, in addition to offering rewards for betraying them before he inevitably catches them. Aelita comes in before she agrees to anything, but the end of the episode shows she hasn't forgotten the offer.
  • Broken Pedestal: Aelita reconsiders the vision she had of her father after learning he might have created the Supercomputer that generates the Cortex, thus allowing XANA to come back. She gets better quite quickly, as Jérémie reveals to her that the Cortex is too different from Lyoko to be from him, and Hopper is shown telling off Tyron for building it. Then comes episode 18, where her mother is revealed to be working with Tyron, although Tyron implies not entirely willingly.
  • Car Fu:
    • Odd engages in this with the Megapod in episode 10, after the shifting landscape of the Cortex strands them on top of a building with a small army of Tarantulas bearing down on them.
    • In episode 12, XANA returns the favor, using two Megatanks to try to force the Megapod to crash. The Megapod is a lot more maneuverable, though, and Odd tricks the Megatanks into Too Fast to Stop deaths.
    • Yumi does it to a trio of Krabe in episode 18, but it doesn't work out quite as well since they were guarding the bridge to the Cortex core. Yumi knocks them down, but in the process flips the Megapod and nearly falls into the Digital Sea.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Like in the previous series, and mostly centered around the boys. William and Odd even discuss their love lives while under fire from XANA's monsters.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome:
    • Many of Code Lyoko's recurring secondary characters, particularly Herb/Hervé, Nicolas, Milly, Tamiya, and Yumi's family, have up and vanished. It's possible that the production staff may have considered casting/re-establishing them to be too much trouble:
    • Kiwi is also gone, but his disappearance has a canon explanation; he's living with Odd's sisters.
    • Hiroki is mentioned by Yumi as annoying her at home, confirming he's still around, just not at Kadic.
  • Collapsing Lair: The Cortex in the final episode, from Tyron shutting down his own supercomputer to protect it from Jérémie's virus.
  • Combination Attack: In "Countdown", 121 Bloks stack themselves in a square, combining their attack power and defense. The result is an energy blast that hits like a missile while only one Blok in the group is vulnerable to harm.
  • Continuity Nod: The animated series is often referenced by the shows' cast of characters, the recap page for each episode go into better detail.
  • Cool Boat: The Skidbladnir, which returns in the second episode.
  • Cool Car: The Megapod.
  • Creepy Child: The child Spectre in episode 3.
  • Cyberspace: Lyoko, naturally, and the Cortex.
  • Decoy Getaway: Aelita pulls this out... but for once, not on Lyoko! In episode 21, she disguises Sissi as herself to lure away a spectre.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: In episode 7, Odd tries to meet with Samantha in the cafeteria, but is attacked by a Spectre when he gets there. Samantha gets the Spectre to back off, but it held on to Odd long enough that he can no longer talk coherently. The next few lines out of his mouth thus unintentionally come out as insults to Samantha, who storms off.
  • Dope Slap: In episode 16, Odd gets slapped twice while driving the Megapod, after Jérémie asked the team to be "his eyes and ears".
    Odd: Okay, next to me is William, and behind... I don't know what those two are doing, probably holding hands.
    [Yumi stands up and dope-slaps him]
    Odd: Ouch!
    Yumi: Jérémie doesn't need anything but the basic essentials!
    Ulrich: And nothing else! [he rises and slaps Odd too]
    Odd: Ah-ouch! You're worse than Krabes...
  • Double Entendre:
    • This bit about William and Ulrich in "Rivalry":
      Yumi: What the hell are they playing to?
      Odd: In my opinion, it's to "Who has the biggest sword"...
    • Then, in "Countdown"...
      Aelita: I hate those code-eater [Spectres]. And let's not talk about their pervert side-effects...
      Ulrich: [chuckling] If Odd has any pervert side-effect to fear, that would rather be Samantha's, don't you think?
  • Dull Surprise: The characters, in both mediums, do not emote as much as one might expect in their situations. Most notably, seeing a tower reactivating itself and Megatanks showing up, Aelita's only reaction is to prepare to fight, without even expressing any surprise. They're better about it in subsequent episodes.
  • Elite Mooks: The Ninjas. Just one effortlessly beats Ulrich, and they prove an equal match for most of the team in episode 10, which also reveals that they're real people.
  • Enemy Civil War: XANA's monsters fight the Ninjas in episode 16. They're about even, since XANA has more monsters. It turns out that Tyron ignorantly updating his system without knowing about XANA put them at cross-purposes.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Ninjas are actually real people sent into the Cortex to defend it.
  • Eye Beams: The Tarantulas shoot beams from their eye now, instead of using their rapid-fire leg guns. It allows them to sustain fire while moving, something they couldn't do in the original series.
  • Face Palm: Odd is still fond of it. Notably in episode 20, when watching Aelita's clone not even acting close to human.
  • Feet-First Introduction: Graven. Twice, thanks to a Return to the Past.
  • Flying Seafood Special: Inverted. The Mantas were always flight-capable. The fact that they've suddenly gained the ability to enter the Digital Sea in episode 18 is treated as quite unusual. They're impressively dangerous there, too, their mines doubling as torpedoes with homing ability.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: An odd one in "Temporal Paradox". Aelita, Odd, and Ulrich are trapped in a sphere created by Tyron. While they're inside, they're looped through the same minute of gym class from earlier that day. The rest of time continues to carry on, and each iteration allows Tyron to narrow down where they're operating from. Jérémie eventually realizes what's happening thanks to a message from his past self (actually Odd sending a message to him from within the time loop), and has Yumi bleed the Cortex's power to break the loop.
  • Happy Ending Override: While Code Lyoko's ending was a bit bittersweet, it ended on a happy note, with XANA defeated and the Lyoko-Warriors shutting down the computer before moving on. In this show, XANA turns out to be still alive and the Lyoko-Warriors are forced to go back to fighting him.
  • Headbutting Heroes:
    • William and Odd, of all people, after William left Odd trapped in the school's cafeteria as a small revenge for not trusting him. Odd doesn't take it well when he gets out.
    • William and Ulrich, unsurprisingly. "Rivalry" is all about them headbutting when they are supposed to team up.
  • He's Back!:
    • A few minutes after the Lyoko Warriors reactivate the Supercomputer, XANA activates a tower and sends Megatanks after Odd and Aelita.
    • Also, this is Jérémie's final line in the pilot:
      Jérémie: The Lyoko Warriors are back.
  • Hero Stole My Bike: Invoked by William in "Rivalry". Just to get on Ulrich's nerves, he has Jérémie give him the Overbike, despite his Super Smoke power being sufficient to get him there on time.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Yumi and Odd aren't very comfortable with deactivating towers at first. Especially Odd. He smacks into the wall twice just trying to enter the tower.
  • Hydra Problem: A trio of Kankrelats show up with this ability in "Jérémie's Blues". Destroying one produces two identical copies.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: The Spectre in "How to Fool XANA" uses them to transfix the Lyoko Warriors (and mess up Sissi).
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: Standard Wipes are used, but most display the Lyoko logo twirling around or crossing the screen.
  • Idiot Ball:
    • A particularly infamous one in Laura's Establishing Character Moment, where Jeremie, a Teen Genius who regularly builds robots, created complex programs and can operate a nuclear supercomputer, somehow has troubles solving a simple equation in a math lesson just so Laura can solve it instead of him.
    • Odd is holding it when he tries barricading Aelita and Ulrich in episode 15, since the spectres have already demonstrated the ability to go intangible, and they have used this ability in many of their appearances in Code Lyoko (though only late in the series did they start actually using it to phase through walls). So, there is no reason for Odd to believe that his plan would have worked.
    • In episode 17, they decide it's a good idea to let Odd drive the Skid when Ulrich is holding a tracking beacon that lets out an electromagnetic pulse if shaken too much. He proceeds to bang the Skid against one of the docking clamps on the way out. At no point does it occur to let Yumi drive, when she has done so several times before with greater competence than Odd has thus far demonstrated.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Odd learnt how to drive the Megapod through video games. And it shows.
  • Indy Escape: Yumi and William fleeing from Tyron's sphere in "Temporal Paradox". William doesn't escape, and get caught in the time loop too.
  • Intangibility: The Spectre in episode 15 can pass through walls, rendering Odd's attempt to barricade Aelita and Ulrich inside the gym as protection absurdly ineffective. It also used the same trick earlier to hide inside a tree and ambush Odd, successfully draining his remaining code.
  • Invisible Monsters: Aelita and Odd get pinned down by an invisible Tarantula in episode 5. Aelita eventually works out where it is and renders it visible so Odd can destroy it.
  • It's Probably Nothing: The Lyoko Warriors' initial reactions to XANA's new attacks. Aelita is smart enough to force the others to make sure.
  • Keystone Army:
    • The Blok wall in episode 7. There are 121 Bloks combining their power, but destroying the right one takes out the entire wall.
    • The Scyphozoa appears in "Mutiny" with a group of Krabes as backup. All of them die immediately when the Scyphozoa does.
  • Kill Us Both: Said by Odd during a classic Evil Twin situation on Lyoko in episode 21. In an inversion of the norm, this is probably the fake one, as XANA was trying to get the heroes off Lyoko to keep the tower running.
  • Kubrick Stare: The default mode for most of the Spectres.
  • Large Ham: Let's just say Jim's actor does his best to stay in-character.
  • Live-Action Adaptation: The 2D animation of Code Lyoko has been replaced with live-action sequences.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Odd is able to trick William into going into a forbidden part of the school (and thus getting 10 hours of detention) just by telling him Yumi is waiting for him there.
  • Malevolent Architecture: The Cortex. Similar to Sector 5, the layout is constantly shifting, such that Jérémie had to design a new vehicle just so they'd make it to the core intact. And if that weren't bad enough, the walls inside the core jut out like spikes to kill the heroes.
  • Medium Blending: The alternance from live-action to 3D animation within the show itself, paralleling Code Lyoko's 2D/3D shift. There's also live-action scenes shown within the virtual world, namely when looking up stuff in the Cortex.
  • Mêlée à Trois: Episode 16, "Confusion", features a battle between XANA's monsters and Tyron's Ninjas, which the Lyoko Warriors are forced to join, striking Krabes, Tarantulas and Ninjas indiscriminately.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: The spectre in episode 19, once virtualized into Lyoko, paralyzes whoever it touches and causes their eyes to turn black and green like the spectre itself.
  • Mirror Match:
    • William fights an evil copy of himself on Lyoko in episode 15, helpfully distinguished by a slight Palette Swap (and XANA's symbol on the copy's forehead).
    • "False Pretenses" has this with both Odd and William against their doubles at the same time, with the added problem of the doubles being identical and neither party being sure which is the real one. Jérémie eventually makes the fakes obvious.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: In "Spectromania", when the Spectre child hugs Aelita, Odd snarkily asks her if she is into younger kids now and advises her to get a lawyer. (It's worth noting that Aelita is chronologically in her 20s.)
  • Moment Killer: A running gag in the pilot, where XANA repeatedly attacks when Ulrich is about to confess his feelings to Yumi. (Or Jim arrives.)
  • Monochrome Past: The flashback to Aelita with her mother in episode 19 is this. The monochrome was likely added to disguise the actors' not having pink hair here.
  • Mutual Kill: Odd and a Ninja in episode 16, and again in episode 20.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • In episode 1, when Yumi is in her martial arts outfit, her hair is done up in the same way as it was in her first Lyoko form.
    • In episode 5, William steals Yumi's usual saying, "Sympa l'accueil..." ("Nice greeting...").
    • This exchange from Episode 9:
      Ulrich: Did you see Mrs. Hertz? Hasn't she got a new haircut?
      Yumi: No.
  • Needle in a Stack of Needles: The Blok wall in episode 7 is invulnerable except for an identical-looking master Blok. Jérémie provides Odd with a scanner that is able to spot the right one.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: As a result of erasing Laura's memories in "Mutiny", Tyron ends up discovering the gang's identities because Laura kept a card for Tyron's company, then innocently identified Jeremie's friends when Tyron showed their avatars to her.
  • No Ending: Season 1 fails to resolve much of anything. Aelita only briefly gets to speak with her mother, the gang's attempt to destroy the Cortex is stifled by Tyron simply shutting it off (with the possibility that he can turn it back on once he figures out how to beat their virus), and the gang meanwhile has shut off their own supercomputer to deny XANA its use.
  • Not a Game: Aelita has to remind Laura of this in episode 12, after she lightly brags about deducing the nature of XANA's latest attack when Jérémie could not.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In episode 17, Jérémie manages to downplay his genius convincingly enough that Mr. Graven has no suspicions at all he's one of the kids he's searching for. Unfortunately, Laura isn't so shrewd.
  • Offhand Backhand: Yumi to a Blok in the third episode.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • The Lyoko Warriors are stupefied that Yumi actually feels sorry for William and considers reintegrating him, despite the fact she was the most violent to oppose his return before.
      Odd: Who are you and what are you doing in Yumi's body?
    • Also, Ulrich is surprised when William actually tries to get him to reconcile with Yumi in "Suspicions".
    • Sissi didn't insult Odd after he bumped against her? She must be a Spectre! Except, no.
    • Aelita asking for Laura's help at one point, despite hating her guts.
  • Out of Focus: Despite Sissi being one of the major secondary characters in the previous series, and their offer of friendship to her at the end of the original series, Word of God says her role will be downplayed (but not erased) in this series.
  • Outside Ride: A Ninja take a ride outside the Skidbladnir in episode 14, "Intrusion".
  • Playing Sick: Another fine tradition of Code Lyoko that is perpetuated. Notably Odd in episode 20, before Ms. Hertz find out there's something wrong with Aelita's clone.
  • Put on a Bus: Kiwi is no longer present (likely because having him might've been an added difficulty in the live action); it's explained in episode 18 that Odd left him with his sisters.
  • Race Lift: Samantha, who is black in the animated series, is now white.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Invoked; after they reactivate Lyoko, Odd points out how it's a waste to not use this virtual world now that XANA is (supposedly) gone and suggests they use it to make a virtual attraction park. The idea is rejected by Jérémie.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Even after several months, the Lyoko Warriors are still reluctant to allow William to come back; it takes an emergency to have him come back to Lyoko, and even then they decide to think about reintegrating him. Aelita even almost attacks him when first seeing him on Lyoko again, admitting his Super Smoke still makes her nervous. They finally get over it in the fifth episode.
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: Ulrich and Odd in episode 23, to decide who will pilot the Skid.
  • Sarcastic Clapping: Odd does this in "The Codeless" just after catching the rest of the team in a net, to show them that they are vulnerable.
  • Series Continuity Error: Aelita has a picture her and her mother in episode 19, neither of which appear in the animated series. The picture itself does appear to be a reference to one of her flashback images, however.
  • Shout-Out:
    • As Kadic Academy is an homage to Philip K. Dick, Deckard Enterprises is an homage to the character of Deckard from Blade Runner, based on a story by Dick.
    • In episode 1, the controller Odd offers Ulrich is clearly a Gamecube controller.
    • At the beginning of episode 13, Jérémie is reading The Walking Dead.
  • Sixth Ranger: William is now a full on member of the team, for real this time, and it seemed as though Laura will be one eventually but she isn't.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Constantly in episode 21 to identify each other, as XANA's polymorphic spectres take the appearances of the heroes, both on Lyoko and the real world. When William asks one out of Ulrich, the latter just insult him, proving his identity.
  • Soul Jar: XANA has turned the Lyoko Warriors into his Soul Jars by injecting them with his source code, which he needs to extract from them to restore himself completely. The extraction is done through physical contact with Spectres, which also weakens them. On the plus side, all four can now deactivate towers. Odd becomes the first victim of a total drain in episode 15, but gets a bit back in 19.
  • Split Screen: Used generously, notably during virtualization and for some simultaneous actions on Lyoko and the real world.
  • Split-Screen Phone Call: Usually done when the team are on Lyoko and are communicating with Jérémie.
  • Spot the Imposter: "False Pretenses" is roughly half this trope, both in the real world and on Lyoko. The ones on Lyoko get their cover blown by Jérémie when he makes them glow, while the one in the real world blows his cover as Ulrich with an Out-of-Character Alert.
  • Stat-O-Vision: In episode 7, Odd gains this thanks to Jérémie programming a "cinetic ocular" in order to analyze the Blok wall.
  • Super Smoke:
    • Still one of William's abilities on Lyoko, inherited from his Brainwashed and Crazy period in the parent series, despite him joining back the heroes.
    • A spectre virtualized into Lyoko in episode 19 flies around as a dark cloud of binary code.
  • Take My Hand!: William does this for Ulrich in the fifth episode when he's about to fall into the Digital Sea.
  • Talking to the Dead: Aelita gets into the habit of talking to her father while on Lyoko, usually by addressing the Lyoko Core.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Aelita calls Jérémie "Proxy Puppy" when alone (whatever that means), as revealed in episode 21.
  • That Came Out Wrong: From Laura's first episode; to clarify, the word she uses ("bonne") is usually used to denote someone that is good in bed — thus her embarrassment:
    Laura: [to Jérémie] Well, if you need any help, you can ask me, I'm really good! [Beat]... Er... with computers!
  • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: William in episode 11. "In life, there are those who talk and those who act." Later played with:
    William: When I spoke about action, I didn't expect you to do crazy things!
    Odd: You're never happy.
  • Time Skip: Though a very small one, Code Lyoko: Evolution still takes place roughly 5-6 months after the end of Code Lyoko.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass:
    • Granted, Aelita never really got a chance to be jealous in the previous series, but man, she is cold when she gets that way.
    • Jérémie had some personality defects in the original, but they're taken up to eleven here.
    • Also, William, due to his spite of not being accepted back in the Lyoko Warriors. He seems to be getting better, though.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While he retains all his hamminess, Jim is portrayed in this series as much nicer and less aggressive than his animated version was. He's still generous with detention, however.
  • Tron Lines: A few over the Cortex, and inside the Megapod.
  • We Need a Distraction: Attempted by William to get Yumi to the tower in "False Pretenses". The three Krabes he tried it on saw right through the ruse, and a fourth was waiting to hold William up while the first three chased Yumi down.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Episode 18, "Obstinacy": Anthea Hopper is working with Professor Tyron.
    • And then Episode 24, "Temporal Paradox": Due to Jérémie erasing Laura's memories via an upgraded Return to the Past in episode 22, "Mutiny", Laura calls up Tyron to figure out how she got his business cards and ends up giving him Jérémie's identity by telling him the Lyoko Warriors' avatars look like Jérémie's friends.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Aelita sort of delivers one to the Lyoko Warriors when they don't take her warning that XANA might be back seriously:
      Aelita: XANA might be back and that makes you laugh? A few years ago, you would have rushed without any hesitation!
    • Aelita gets this in return when she arbitrarily decides to set off the return to the past and wipe Laura's memories of the factory, after the group had decided to vote on it. She's totally unapologetic about it, too. To be fair, their rule for adding people to the group is "by unanimous decision". Aelita's actions there were basically her negative vote, but she didn't even give the others a chance one way or another.
    • Ulrich and William both get one from the others in "Rivalry" for letting their rivalry get the better of them when they are supposed to team up on Lyoko.
    • In "Virus", Laura defends her underhanded method of keeping her memories after a Return to the Past by pointing out they were perfectly willing to use her then get rid of her without giving her a say in it.
    • Laura gets this in turn in episode 12, when she brings her father into the lab without discussion or warning. She was trying to convince him not to move her to another school.
    • Yumi gets some flak in episode 14 for letting her relationship with Ulrich interfere with the mission, to the point of deliberately getting herself devirtualized mid-battle in an attempt to patch things up.
  • Writers Cannot Do Math: In the third episode, Jérémie measures the total percentage of XANA's code left in each of the heroes (92, 77, 93, and 90), then comes up with XANA's current total, which is given as 70 (instead of the mathematically-correct 48). In the fifth, the new totals are 88, 68, 79, and 75 (42 less than before), yet XANA has gained a grand total of 5. Even if one were to accept there isn't a direct increase, the two totals aren't even consistent as a ratio. Then came episode 15, where completely draining Odd of code corresponded to a mere 10 point increase.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: A minor example used by XANA as a strategy in "Spectromania"; when the Lyoko Warriors successfully deactivate the tower, it turns out he was using the first tower to hide another one that had its own Spectre.