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Danger Force is the sequel to Henry Danger. It premiered March 28, 2020 only a week after the latter ended.

It picks up right where the previous one ended. Ray (Cooper Barnes) and Schwoz run SWAG (Swellview Academy For The Gifted) where the four kids powered at the end of last series: Bose (Brainstorm), Mika (Shout-Out), Miles (AWOL), and Chapa (Volt) learn how to be heroes taking the place of Kid Danger. As their hero names suggest, Bose has the power of telekinesis, Mika's power is to generate sonic screams, Miles can teleport, and Chapa has electrokinesis.

The second season premiered on October 23, 2021 and concluded on July 7, 2022, followed by a third and final season premiering on April 20, 2023 and ending on February 21, 2024.

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  • Adaptational Villainy: In Alpine legend, The Krampus scared and punished naughty children during the Christmas season. In this show's Christmas Episode, he wants to destroy Santa Claus and Christmas.
  • Alliterative Family: Mika and Miles Macklin.
  • Always Identical Twins: Averted with Miles and Mika.
    • "Manlee Man" also has brother/sister twins Finn and Quinn played by real life brother/sister twins.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Chapa feels this about her parents, who are simply happy, cheerful people, the exact opposite of her.
  • Brain Uploading: Before losing his memory in Henry Danger, Rick Twittler uploaded a copy of his mind into a computer and turned it into a virtual reality game, which infects Mika and gets his mind downloaded into hers in the second season premiere.
  • Boyish Short Hair: You can be forgiven for thinking Chapa's a boy.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: In the premiere Ray points out the kids aren't ready to fight crime yet, which Mika counters with by pointing out they're being taught basic skills like how to lie and not how to control their powers.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Lil Dynomite, in his namesake episode, threatens revenge on Captain Man:
    Lil Dynomite: When you are showering, or asleep, or asleep while you are showering.
  • The Cameo: The first episode features one from Nakia Burrise, who is no stranger to team-based superhero shows.
    • Joey Lawrence appears at the end of "Vidja Games".
    • That Girl Lay Lay appears at the end of "Drive Hard".
  • Christmas Episode: A two-part "Down Goes Santa".
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each Danger Force member is represented with a specific color: red for Volt, yellow for AWOL, blue for Brainstorm, and silver for ShoutOut.
  • Continuity Nod: Since this is a sequel series to Henry Danger, it is obvious going to happen. In the first episode, every villain Captain Man and Kid Danger fought and jailed managed to escape from Swellville Prison.
    • Chapa still hasn't found her phone, which was stolen from her in the Henry Danger episode "Game of Phones".
    • In "Villains' Night", the Beating Dungeon makes its reappearance from Henry Danger.
    • Apparently, Old Ray from Henry Danger's "Ox Pox" episode has been wandering around Swellview for the past five years.
  • Continuity Snarl: In "Manlee Man", it showed Ray, as Captain Man, participated in the Swellville Fashion Show in 1982. However, in Henry Danger, it was established that he was made indestructible as an 8-year-old child in 1989.
    • In "Chapa's Phone Home", Chapa said her phone was stolen from her when eight years ago. However, in the Henry Danger episode "Game of Phones", she stated that her phone was stolen a month earlier, and that was only about two years before the Danger Force episode.
  • Create Your Own Villain: After relentlessly mocking Lil Dynomite in his self-named episode without realizing the boy was no longer in a coma state, Lil Dynomite tries to take revenge on Captain Man with his new superpowers.
  • Creepy Child: One kid in the first episode planned to break into Swellview prison to collect a debt from his grandfather in a manner that was akin to a loan shark.
  • Crossover: "When Worlds Collide" is a five-way crossover with Side Hustle, That Girl Lay Lay, Warped!, and Young Dylan.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: In "Captain Man Strikes Out", both Volt and Schwoz play a version of the theme song.
  • The Ditz: Bose is far from the brightest.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Miles' new power he gets in "Miles has Visions". At first, he just dreams of things while asleep leading to feelings of deja vu, but then gets waking visions.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: While people were shown being happier without the internet in the original series, Ray correctly points out in the second season that even if people went centuries without the internet it's now so integrated with our lives and economy turning it off even for a short period of times would cause a lot of problems.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: In "Say My Name", problems caused by Danger Force during Captain Man's meeting with the news causes them to be given strange names, Oopsie Girl (Mika), the Wing Wimp (Miles), Spicy Milk (Chapa), and Gorgeous Hair Boy (Bose).
  • Employee of the Month: In "Monsty", Mika desperately seeks to be named Employee of the Month, but her overzealous attempts to prove her worth just end up causing trouble.
  • Enter Stage Window: This tends to be how people come and go from Mika's room. Of course, it was necessary in "Thousand Pranks War Part II" when Miles built a brick wall to cover Mika's bedroom door.
  • Escalating War: The prank war between Swellville and Rivalton had been this for many years, but had slowly been waning over the years. An attempt in "The Thousand Pranks War" two parter was made to restart this prank war.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: In "Chapa's Crush", the titular character, Creston, is so hot even Bose and Miles like him.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: In the episode, "Attack of the Clones," Ray and Schwoz have clones created of the Danger Force kids as backups just in case anything ever happened to them and they needed substitutes to fill in for them. So when the Danger Force kids lose their superpowers, Ray employs the clones to help take care of the Man's Nest while the kids are away on a trip because the clones still have copies of their superpowers. Chaos ensues when Ray and Schwoz realize the clones have turned evil. He calls the kids back to the Man's Nest to help fight and defeat the clones and then they get the idea to take the clones' superpowers away from them, and give them back to the actual Danger Force kids so they can regain the superpowers again. It actually works successfully.
  • Fighting from the Inside: After getting infected with Virus in "A Cyborg Among Us", Volt is shown in her inner mind fighting as her lost cell phone asks for her help to find it. She manages to get rid of Virus from herself and apparently from the rest of her team as well.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: In "Test Friends", Miles chastises Ray by calling him Raymond Esther Manchester.
  • Flanderization: Ray's character initially started out in the original show Henry Danger as a rather well-rounded, rational man. However, through the transition between the shows Henry Danger and Danger Force, he becomes much more cynical, practically and overly lustful for any woman that comes his way, highly irrational, stubborn, and pig-headed, borderline narcissistic, and goes almost hysterical when things don't go his way.
  • Flatline Plotline: In order to get rid of a ghost in "S.W.A.G Is Haunted", Schwoz slows Ray's heartbeat so slow that he becomes a ghost.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The kids attend S.W.A.G., its full name being "Swellview Academy for the Gifted".
    • In "Monsty", they always pronounced STFCOUPWOLTKEONPOHCAD (short for Swellview Telethon for Children of Unchill Parents Who Won't Only Let Children Eat One Piece of Halloween Candy a Day) as if it were a acronym.
  • Hero Insurance: Discussed in "Miles Has Visions" when they go to a former criminal's store and destroy it, thinking he was responsible for Miles' visions. After they realize he was innocent, they convince him to fix it up and reopen, with the promise they will be at the new grand opening.
    • Averted in "Captain Man Strikes Out" when Captain Man celebrates Danger Force's take down of a museum thief by destroying some of the modern art exhibits. He goes on strike when they don't give him this trope.
  • Just a Stupid Accent: Lampshaded in "Mime Games". When the gang is in France, they are told French is just English with an outrageous accent.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Captain Man acknowledges in the first episode they'll need "100 hilarious adventures" after letting out all the criminals from Swellview prison.
    • In the first part of "The Thousand Pranks War", Bose tells Shout-Out that good friends always watch new episodes of TV shows on Saturday Nights. They even look into the camera while a light version of the Nickelodeon theme plays.
    • Also lampshaded from the above episode. They talk about putting cameras on the fourth wall of the diner in Rivalton that they pranked.
    • Happens during the theme song intro in "Captain Man Strikes Out" as seen in Variations on a Theme Song below. Afterward, Ray laments that Monsieur Man stole his theme song.
    • Combined with a Shout-Out to Side Hustle in the episode "Drive Hard". L'il Dynomite threatens to return when his schedule allows him. The actor also stars in "Side Hustle".
  • Learnt English from Watching Television: In "Earth to Bose", Glerp, an alien who came to Earth, claimed she learned English while watching Friends on her way to Earth.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Mika's power.
  • Meaningful Name: Each member of Danger Force has a name alluding to their power source:
    • ShoutOut has sonic screams.
    • Volt has electrokinesis.
    • Brainstorm can move things with his mind.
    • AWOL has teleportation; "AWOL" on the other hand, is an acronym for "Absent Without Official Leave", meaning "not present on your post, but without intention to desert".
  • Middle Name Basis: Chapa's actual name is Lula Elena Chapa de Silva.
  • Mind over Matter: Bose's power.
  • Never Mess with Granny: In "Mika in the Middle", after pretending to have fragile bones (melty bones), Schwoz's elderly mother fights with Ray over whether Schwoz goes with her or stays with Ray. She then proceeds to kick his butt.
    Miles: (seeing Schwoz's mother ominously hanging from the ceiling ready to attack) Now that's terrifying.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In "Mika in the Middle", the gang is having a contest regarding snitching on others. Mika, who had one more before being punished, found out that Schwoz's mother was not ill and was taking advantage of the others in Danger Force, including having them spending their own money on things for her. In the end, she has to tell and is punished, albeit only by having to wear the "shoes of shame".
  • Noodle Incident: In "The Thousand Pranks War: Part I", it is revealed that at some point during Henry Danger, Henry lost his hair and Schwoz made him a wig perfectly representing his hair.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Everyone knows something is wrong with Chapa when she is really nice to them.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Just like in its parent show, Danger Force just dons domino masks (just covering the eyes) with no one recognizing them.
    • In "Return of the Kid", Henry is just given sunglasses to help Captain Man fight Jeff, who doesn't even recognize Henry as Kid Danger or even that his sister was his brother's one-time girlfriend.
    • In "Villain's Night", Shout Out and A.W.O.L didn't even have their faces altered while Volt had a little face paint over one side of her face.
  • Parental Obliviousness or Parental Neglect come into play in "The Thousand Pranks War: Part II" when Miles builds a brick wall over the door to Mika's room.
  • Phrase Catcher: In "Monsty", they stated that whenever anyone said Danny Chest's name, someone else had to say "We love you, Danny Chest!"
  • Potty Emergency: In "The Thousand Pranks War: Part I", as part of a prank on Rivalton, the team secretly put a special water that makes the people at a diner have to go to the bathroom much more. They then bricked up the entrance to the bathroom and remotely locked the front door to keep them in. Cue all of them doing the Potty Dance
  • Power Nullifier: In the two part "Power Problems" episode, Danger Force lost their powers and had to figure out what caused it. Ultimately, it was revealed to be a certain fish they all ate at a restaurant and was all part of an elaborate scheme of a teen girl who had a crush on Bose to force him to marry her.
  • Powers in the First Episode: While Chapa, Bose and Miles received their powers in the Grand Finale of the original show, Mika receives her power in the first episode of this series proper.
  • Power Stereotype Flip: Bose has telekinesis and is codenamed Brainstorm, but contrary to most depictions of psychics as cerebral, he is not that bright.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: "Quaran-kini" has the characters all chatting with each other over the web due to Swelville's quarantine, though the quarantine was much different than the real-life Coronavirus quarantine.
  • Related in the Adaptation: The show's Christmas Episode makes Santa and Krampus brothers.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Or Honor Before Reason for Ray in "Test Friends". After Ray tries to come up with a series of secret tests of character for the team to see if they can be dependable, which they pass, Ray gets his foot stuck in a hole in a desert. The team states they will rescue him if he apologizes to them for the tests, but he refuses—for at least two weeks.
  • Rule of Three: As shown in "Say My Name", once the press has said your superhero name three times, you're stuck with that name forever.
  • Running Gag: Bose tends to think he has the other kids' powers.
  • Saving Christmas: "Down Goes Santa" deals with Chapa accidentally downing Santa's sleigh, allowing for Santa's evil brother Krampus to try to kill the Christmas spirit by making sure no one cares about the holiday anymore.
  • School of No Studying: The four members of Danger Force are only allowed to learn about fighting crime using their super powers by saying they are attending the Swellview Academy of the Gifted. While they do learn that, they aren't learning anything else. This actually was a plot point in "Ray Goes Cray" when they were given two other students as the other gifted schools were filled up.
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: In "A Danger Among Us", while chasing Drex in a hallway of the Man's Nest, the kids and Drex do this. The Danger Force even meets up with clones of themselves in the hallway.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Every time the ghost is around in "S.W.A.G Is Haunted", Miles just teleports away with a "Nope!"
  • Secret-Keeper: As of "Unmasked", the mothers of Danger Force know about their identities as does Mika and Miles' aunt, Officer Walnut.
  • Self-Serving Memory: In the series finale, Captain Man said he was going to retire when Henry graduated high school, but stopped due to Henry leaving for dystopia. The Henry Danger finale had the two fighting because Ray had no intentions of retiring and Henry didn't want to wait till his 30s as his sidekick loyal to a deal made when he was in middle school.
  • Shout-Out: The beginning narration of this show is the same as Henry Danger except whereas Henry was simply being informative in the previous series, Ray in this series is exasperated as the four kids are arguing behind him.
    Ray: It all just... kinda happened.
    • "Mime Games" has a cheesy and ridiculous Southern-style Captain Man song from the album "I Saw a Captain".
      • That episode is also about the gang leaving Bose behind when they go to Paris, where he has a lot of fun having the place to himself until he has to thwart two criminals from breaking into the Man's Nest, sound familar?
    • In "Radioactive Cat", Ray tries to insult Mika by calling her Hermione.She was fine with it as Hermione was the smartest person in her class.
    • The presentation ceremony for employee of the month at the end of "Monsty" is very reminiscent of the presentation of awards at the end of Star Wars : A New Hope.
  • Shock and Awe: Chapa’s Power
  • Sickly Green Glow: In "Radioactive Cat", both the cat and Bose's mother start to glow green due to the radiation Schwoz accidentally hit the cat with and Bose's mother adopted.
  • Skyward Scream: In "The Force Returns part 1" Captain Man does this after the mothers he had teleported to the Man's Nest were teleported away.
  • Super Window Jump: Jake Hart, posing as Chapa's father, does this in "Family Lies" after her real parents appear. While played for laughs, he does get hurt.
    Jake: I do my own stunts. (crashes through the window; painfully) I will no longer do my own stunts.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: A bunch of young teens suddenly get superpowers. They can quickly figure out how to use them to fight crime...not here. It takes the characters a while to learn how to use their powers best and their first forays into fighting crime go horribly to the point that in the pilot episode, they accidentally let a lot of prisoners from Swellville Prison due to their failed ability to fight or use their powers.
    • At the end of "Unmasked", after their mothers find out they are Danger Force, the kids are no longer allowed to be in Danger Force.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Each of the Danger Force has a different emblem that appears on their uniforms:
    • Volt: A targeting grid
    • AWOL: A shadowy fist
    • ShoutOut: A radio tower
    • Brainstorm: Arrows pointing toward a surface of ground
  • Teleportation: Miles' power.
  • This Is Not a Drill: In the first episode, Captain Man announces this to the members of Danger Force. It was, however, a subversion as he was testing to see how quickly they could get ready. They failed spectacularly.
  • Toilet Humour: In "Quaran-kini", the quarantine was caused by a gas leak coming from the Bhutt factory. They do not hold back any of those jokes.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Chapa and Mika.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Lil Dynomite in the episode of the same name was just a normal young teen boy who accompanied the Danger Force to a nuclear power plant that was going into meltdown. After being stopped one time from entering the reaction room due to all of the radiation, he ultimately went in anyway and nearly died.
  • Variations on a Theme Song: Because Captain Man goes on strike in “Captain Man Strikes Out” and is replaced by France's Monsieur Man, the theme song for that episode is done in French.
  • Villain Decay: In "A Danger Among Us", Drex from Henry Danger, who was the biggest villain and was a better fighter than even Captain Man, was easily taken down by Volt and Shout Out. He Lampshades this by stating he hadn't had a chance to do much exercise in his cell in the Man's Nest.
  • Vocal Evolution: Bose and Miles' voices deepened after Season 1 due to their actors experiencing puberty.
  • Wham Shot: At the very end of "Power Problems - Part 1", the chef of Big Beard's the team encountered at the beginning of the episode opens a treasure chest containing red fish that look like grenade canisters, foreshadowing this is what took away their powers.
  • Wedding Episode: In "Wedding of the Trentury", Danger Force tells the news anchor Trent Overunder that they will host his wedding at the Man's Nest, but become suspicious that his online girlfriend is real when he reveals he has never seen her actual face.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: In "Drive Hard", Volt invokes this while fighting with a bad guy, who suddenly felt bad about it. Volt then used this to defeat him (knocking him off the R.V. they were traveling on top of).