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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 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 a sonic scream, Miles can teleport, and Chapa has electrokinesis. Jace Norman produces the show.

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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
  • 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.
  • The Cameo: The first episode features one from Nakia Burrise, who is no stranger to team-based superhero shows.
  • 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 it reappearance from Henry Danger.
    • Apparently, Old Ray from "Henry Danger's" "Ox Pox" episode has been wandering around Swellview for the past five years.
  • 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 tried 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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).
  • 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.'
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: In "Test Friends", Miles chastised Ray by calling him Raymond Esther Manchester.
  • Fun with Acronyms: they attend S.W.A.G. (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.
  • Has Two Daddies: In "Say My Name", Bose finds a toddler on the streets. Schwoz analyses his DNA to generate a picture of his mom. Captain Man discovers she's a babe and wants to find her to try to hook up with her. Turns out at the end, the toddler was adopted by a same sex couple.
  • Hero Insurance: Discussed in "Miles Has Visions" when they go to a former criminal's store and destroy it, thinking he was responsible for Mile's 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.
  • Irony: Bose has telekinesis which requires the use of his brain, and his codename is Brainstorm, yet he is really dumb.
  • 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.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Mika's power.
  • Meaningful Name: Each member of Danger Force has a name alluding to their power source:
    • ShoutOut has a sonic scream.
    • 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.
  • 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't 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.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Everyone knows something is wrong with Chapa when she is really nice to them.
  • 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!"
  • Playing with Fire: Chapa's power.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Saving Christmas: "Down Goes Santa" deals with Chapa accidenatally 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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 announced 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 spectaularly.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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