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It all just kinda happened. I wanted an after-school job, but then, an indestructible superhero hired me to be his sidekick.
Now we blow bubbles...and fight crime. Feels good!
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Henry Danger is a live-action Nickelodeon Superhero comedy series created by Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen. The show premiered on July 26, 2014 and is currently the longest-running live-action scripted show ever produced for the network.note 

The series focuses on Henry Hart (Jace Norman), a boy who lives in Swellview, a small town that is no stranger to dangerous supervillain activity that is thankfully always stopped by the heroic yet bumbling Captain Man (Cooper Barnes). One day, Henry manages to get an after-school job at an old pawn shop only to discover that this oft-ignored store is actually a front for the secret lair of the superhero, with his new boss Ray Manchester being said hero. Promising to pledge secrecy to all of this information, Henry gets superpowers of his own and becomes Captain Man's new sidekick, Kid Danger. Coming along for the ride are Henry's best friends Charlotte (Riele Downs), who immediately figures out what's going on, and Jasper (Sean Ryan Fox), who remains blissfully unaware until the season two finale, as well as Captain Man's best friend Schwoz (Michael D. Cohen), who built the secret lair. Eventually, Henry's sister, Piper (Ella Anderson) who spent five season unaware of her brother's identity joins the fray after seeing him transforms right in front of her.

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Henry Danger takes place within the Nick Verse, having had crossovers with The Thundermans, Game Shakers, and Knight Squad. Notably, this is the first show Dan Schneider has produced since All That that doesn't feature a returning actor from one of his previous productions. After Schneider's departure from Nickelodeon in 2018, Henry Danger continued under co-producers Christopher J. Nowak and Jake Farrow, who had previously collaborated with Schneider on his three previous series.

On August 31, 2019, Jace Norman confirmed the show's fifth season will be its last. Production officially wrapped on November 23 of that year. The final episodes began airing in January 2020, with the Grand Finale arc airing from Feburary 29 until March 21 of that year.

A short-lived animated Spin-Off, The Adventures of Kid Danger, premiered on January 15, 2018 and ended June 14 the same year. A film adaptation of the show is currently in development, though it is unknown if this will be a theatrical or Netflix release. Another spinoff, Danger Force, premiered on March 28, one week after the mothership’s finale.

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Not to be confused with Henry Darger.


Tropes in the series

  • 0% Approval Rating: Drex, who first appears in “Hour of Power” is hated by everyone. Even the news anchors at the end do not hold back at their hatred of him.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: The girl whose birthday is celebrated in “Birthday Girl Down” has her accident where she is knocked off the roof occur during her 13th birthday.
  • 419 Scam: In "Danger Games", Piper was determined to get $1,000 for an email claiming to be from the Prince of Yerba who would give them $1 million in exchange for their help. However, this became a subversion of the trope as scam was actually revealed to be real and Piper's nemesis Jana gave the prince the money, leading to the two of them dating.
  • Affectionate Parody: to many horror film tropes in the episode "Story Tank". Such tropes included the Creepy Doll, Creepy Twins ala The Shining (though made humorous with Charlotte and Piper as the twins), and a Zombie Apocalypse. The episode was about the different characters trying to tell Harry scary stories to scare him.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: In "Twin Henrys", Gerta, shapeshifted into Henry, tries to take over his home life until Schwoz and her have a talk.
    • In "Love Bytes", Halley, the computer controlling the Man Cave, has a crush on Schwoz and defends him from everyone else, eventaually trying to kill them.
  • Abusive Parents: Henry's parents have no qualms forcing their own son to cook dinner (preferably spicy meatballs) for them. This could count as child abuse, at least in a psychological and physical way.
  • Action Girl: Averted with Charlotte. She even stated in "Kid Grounded" that she doesn't want to be the sidekick, though she does have the skills.
  • Actor Allusion: In the beginning of "Mouth Candy", Charlotte, alone, sings "O Canada". Riele Downs, who portrays Charlotte, is from Toronto, Canada.
  • Actual Pacifist: In "Opposite Universe", Alternate Piper is a sugary sweet girly girl who does not believe in violence.
  • Adults Are Useless: Based on the end of "Jasper's Real Girlfriend," how could Charlotte's parents not have heard the commotion in their daughter's room?
    • Don't even get us started on Siren and Jake Hart: Henry and Piper's parents
  • Alliterative Name: The title character's name is Henry Hart.
    • His Social Studies teacher's name is Sharona Shapen while Captain Man's fix-it guy is Schwoz Schwartz.
  • Amusing Injuries: Due to Ray's Nigh-Invulnerability , everyone tends to treat his injuries as this. Especially notable in "A Tale of Two Pipers" when, after Ray is constantly thrown high in the air by a child robot, Henry deadpans that it is funny.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Charlotte, Jasper, and Henry’s final scene has them head off to fight crime in Dystopia.
  • And You Were There: Inverted in "Dream Busters" when Henry wakes up to see Captain Man and Schwoz, he tells them he had a very strange dream, but that "You weren't there" to both of them.
  • Agony Beam: Used at the end of "Tears of the Jolly Beetle" to make sure Captain Man was healed and indestructible again.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Henry's mother has no problem talking to him about his underwear in front of his friends.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Henry's little sister Piper.
  • The Apprentice: Henry is this to Captain Man
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The video Jasper is shown in the beginning of A Fiñata Full Of Death Bugs" is about not telling anyone the secret that Ray and Henry are Captain Man and Kid Danger. The consequences of doing so? tragedy, disaster, and loss of bladder control.
    • In the episode "Man of the House", the mother explains that she was mugged and had her purse stolen. Among the things stolen were her phone, wallet, and Yotally Togurt punch card with just one punch away from a free medium sized yogurt.
  • Artificial Gravity: In both the Love Shuttle and on the space station, there was artificial gravity in the two-part episode "Space Invaders". The space station had a switch that could turn it on and off, which became a plot point when fighting against Kid Danger.
    • In "Love Bytes", the computer Halley increases the gravity in the Man Cave where Ray and Henry are to prevent them, particularly Ray, from destroying her.
  • Artistic License – Biology: In "Toon in for Danger", after watching the horrible cartoon, Ray complains that frogs are vegetarians. In fact, most are carnivorous.
  • Artistic License – Statistics: In "Captain Jerk," they set up a contest where people have to guess a random number to meet Captain Man and Kid Danger. The random number is four digits, but it takes a very long time (a few days) for the final winner to guess the number, especially as they show the entire city obsessively trying to guess the correct number.
  • As Himself: Olympic snowboarder Shaun White in "Toon in For Danger".
    • Snoop Dogg appeared in a cameo in the crossover "Danger Games".
  • Ash Face: At the end of "Henry's Frittle Problem", the father still has ash all over his body after the Frittle factory exploded (again).
  • Attending Your Own Funeral: In the series finale, Henry fakes Kid Danger’s death in downing the blimp. He admits that attending the funeral feels weird.
  • Ax-Crazy: Jasper's girlfriend, who attempts to kill Charlotte with a saw.
  • Back from the Dead: Invisible Brad revealed he faked his death upon his return in "Grave Danger".
    • The Toddler, knocked into a bottomless pit of balls followed by a bomb returns in "Danger and Thunder".
  • Backwards-Firing Gun: Schwoz made one in "The Time Jerker" in the form of a typical laser gun they use, but with a scope on top that actually shoots the shooter. In this case, it was just a painful, but harmless result.
  • Bag of Kidnapping: Used consensually to prevent Mrs. Sharpen from knowing where the Man Cave was located when Captain Man reluctantly agreed to have a Valentine's Dinner with her. He does this again with the three contest winners and their guests when he invites them to the Man Cave.
  • Beard of Evil: In "Opposite Universe", the evil versions of Captain Man, Schwoz, and Mr Hart had beards, though Schwoz's would better be described as evil hair while Mr Hart had stubble.
  • Berserk Button: While normally a bratty, high strung little girl, Piper generally is merely manipulative, not violent. Attack Kid Danger when she's around and she'll beat you up as seen in the episode Spoiler Alert.
    • Captain Man and Kid Danger push Mr Nice Guy's buttons on his TV show as well as encourage the children in his show to do so as well in order to get him to reveal he was the villain they were looking for.
  • Bilingual Bonus: In "Henry the Man-Beast", Henry and Chloe go to an Italian restaurant called Sotto Voce, which basically means speak in a low voice. The staff insisted everyone speak in a low voice.
  • Blatant Lies: In "Too Much Game", Henry's Middle School basketball coach tries to pass off a character played by NBA star Russell Westbrook as a fourteen-year-old boy to win the championship.
    • In "Danger Things", after Bill Evil explains that nothing untoward is going on in his science facility, a scientist emerges from a door panickly explaining that he thinks their interdimensional portal is responsible for the monster who has been abducting the children in the city. Bill then looks to Captain Man and Kid Danger and tells them they are undergoing construction.
  • Blessed with Suck: In the two part "Indestructible Henry", the side effect of Henry's indestructibility is that he shots fire from his mouth whenever he laughs. Ray thinks it is an awesome crime-fighting tool but Henry realizes it would be terrible in social situations (like being on a date).
  • Body Horror: In the first part of "Indestructible Henry", Captain Man recounted what happened to his father's coworkers who went into the densitizer that made Captain Man indestructible. One man had a face growing from his belly, one had his hands turned into feet while the third one had hands growing out of his ears that poked him in the eye.
    • At the end of "Saturday Night Lies", Ray's ex-girlfriend and her husband, who tried to steal Schwoz's teleportation device, tried to transport themselves back to England, but it instead morphed them into a mass of the two bodies, keeping them alive. Ray, Henry, Charlotte, and Jasper are all visibly sickened upon seeing them.
    • In "Henry the Man-Beast", Henry turns into a caveman-like creature after using a device to make himself manlier to impress his girlfriend. He becomes stronger, hairier and begins to develop a craving for raw meat.
  • Book-Ends: The series begins with Henry becoming Ray's sidekick. The series ends with him leaving Ray and becoming a hero himself.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: In "Toddler Invasion", after temporarily acquiring Captain Man's powers, both the Toddler and Schwoz use his "I'm OK!" catch phrase after getting hurt. In the Toddler's case, he spends a few minutes harming himself just to prove he was indestructible.
  • Bottle Episode: The entirety of the events in "Cave'd In" and "Toddler Invasion" take place in "Junk n' Stuff" and the Man Cave.
    • Nearly the entirety of "Car Trek" takes place in Schwoz's Recreational Vehicle where the Junk-N-Stuff people are and in the Hart Car with Piper and her father.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Surprisingly, this happens to Charlotte, of all people, in "The Beat Goes On" when she is brainwashed by Dr. Minyak to kill Captain Man and Kid Danger.
  • Brought Down to Normal:
    • In the climax of “A New Hero”, Henry exposes himself to Schwoz’s anti-virus to stop Twitler’s virus once and for all, but loses his power permanently from doing so.
    • In the finale, both Ray and Drex are depowered to no longer be indestructible.
      • Schwoz mentioned the machine that depowered them would wear off after a few weeks. However, Drex was killed after falling off a blimp.
  • Butt-Monkey: It's a tie between Charlotte and Jasper.
  • Bystander Syndrome: In "Substitute Teacher," after Captain Man learned that one of his enemies, Drill Finger, is doing something evil in Nebraska, he does nothing since it wasn't Swellview, the city he swore to protect.
  • Catchphrase
    • Henry/Kid Danger: "Feels goooood."
    • Ray/Captain Man: "I'm Okay!!"
  • Captain Obvious: After Invisible Bead has "revealed" himself and knocked Captain Man and Kid Danger into a casket and is burying them, Captain Man says to Henry, "I think Charlotte was right that Invisible Brad is alive."
  • Cassandra Truth:
    • Nobody believes Jasper has a girlfriend until she comes to town in the aptly named "Jasper's Real Girlfriend" episode.
    • The main point of "Sick and Wired" has Ray not believe Henry is actually sick.
  • Character Name Alias: While going undercover at the Frittle factory, Ray and Henry quickly call themselves Danny Tanner and Joey Gladstone.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The walkie-talkies Jasper receives at the beginning of "Grave Danger", one of which he gives to Henry, become vital at the end when Henry uses his to save him and Ray, who had been buried alive.
    • In the pilot episode, the app that Jasper puts on Henry's phone that plays sound effects comes in handy when Henry needs to come up with a distraction to get the Toddler and his henchmen to leave where they are holding Captain Man.
  • Christmas Episode: "Christmas Danger". Well it's actually a prison episode but hey, it has one Christmas song and takes place...on Christmas!
  • Christmas Light Chaos: In "Holiday Punch", Ray wants to decorate their Christmas tree with his grandfather's lights, which set on fire in their storage box. At the end of the episode, Ray's attempt to turn on the lights on the town's last remaining tree causes the tree to burn.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Gooch disappears after the first season for unknown reasons, his job having since taken over by Jasper.
  • City of Adventure: Swellview
  • Clip Show: “Remember the Crimes”, late in the final season.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Captain Man is often seen "marching to the beat of his own drum." Jasper also comes off like this at times, though maybe not as much Sydney and Oliver.
  • Collector of the Strange: Jasper collects buckets and bucket-shaped things like barrels. He's a true-blue Bucketeer!
  • Comm Links: Henry has one that tells him when Captain Man needs his assistance. The original one, the Wiz-Band, just beeps and flashes. Henry upgrades to a Wiz-Watch with a hologram communicator in "Mo' Danger Mo' Problems."
  • Common Crossover: Frankini's minion is Goomer from Sam & Cat.
  • Continuity Nod: In "Henry the Man-Beast," Piper gives advice to Jasper to get even with Henry after Henry bails on their plans to go out with a girl. She muses to herself that she could be a life coach. Cue to twelve episodes later in "The Bucket Trap" where Piper is, in fact, a life coach for the local neighborhood kids. Mind you, a sadistic one, especially to Jasper.
    • Herb, the bearded guy who looks like a homeless man but is actually financially well off makes his appearance from Sam & Cat in the episode "Secret beef".
    • In "Birthday Girl Down", Henry makes reference to Sydney and Oliver eating bugs. This was first discussed in the pilot episode "The Danger Begins".
    • In "Mouth Candy", After Jasper is arrested for what seemed to be him attempting to steal a $1,000 candy boot, the police recognize him his previous two arrests from the episodes "One Henry, Two Girls" and "Christmas Danger".
    • In "Double Date Danger", Jasper complains that Henry knocked his previous girlfriend out of a window, as depicted in "Jasper's Real Girlfriend", 26 episodes earlier.
    • In "Stuck in Two Holes", Piper still has (and uses) her driver's license that she received in the previous season's episode "Grave Danger".
    • Goomer, the frequent guest from Sam & Cat appears in the two part episode "Live & Dangerous" as the bad guy's dimwitted assistant.
    • In "Thumb War", the two bad guys complain to Captain Man and Kid Danger that the latter didn't go after them after getting shot into space, mentioning they had access to a shuttle and used it a year earlier ("Space Invaders") to save the astronauts.
    • "A New Evil" links together the portal from "Danger Things", the villain's spray of "Flabber Gassed", the cake from "Henry's Birthday", the bomb from "Whistlin' Susie", and the cactus from "The Great Cactus Con".
      • Also in the episode, Jana Tetrazini is still dating Prince Fuh'ard which was first stated in "Danger Games".
    • "Knight and Danger" has the same man, Bill Evil, using his machine to open up a portal to another dimension, the same as he did in "Danger Things." Those events were even discussed.
    • "Henry Danger: The Musical" has Henry reminding Ray of other villains they have defeated, including the Toddler, specifically their fight on the train in "Danger and Thunder."
      • That episode also has Henry using the same gas the Toddler used in "Toddler Invasion" to get Ray back to Swelville.
    • In "Sister Twister, Part 2", Piper recounts the numerous times she has seen Schwoz, including an Italian Plumber in "Sick and Wired", the German Neighbor in "Henry's Birthday", the guy with the trebuchet in "Broken Armed and Dangerous" and the guy who fell on top of her in "Jam Session".
    • In "Theranos Boot", they again use the interdimensional portal that was first used in "Danger Things" and again in "Knight and Danger".
    • In "Remember the Crimes", Charlotte complained that her kitchen still is unusable as Ray, Henry, and Jasper burned it down three episodes earlier in "Cave the Date".
  • Continuity Reboot: This show apparently does this to the Schneiderverse, considering Dan's last show Sam & Cat ended the original era that dates back to All That thanks to its Troubled Production and that the main stars were unable to get along and this show features mostly fresh faces never before seen, as well as the Genre Shift from a somewhat down-to-earth sitcom that Dan's shows were to a superhero sitcom that this show is.
  • Continuity Snarl: Herb from Sam & Cat appears in "Secret beef". However, in "Space Invaders Part 1", Piper and her guests are watching an episode of Victorious.
    • In "Love Bytes", Hallie, the computer is showing clips of Schwoz getting injured by the others in clips of past shows. One was of Henry shooting Schwoz from "Time jerker", but that only happened in the second time loop, which Henry reversed by going back through the time machine to undo everything.
  • Costume-Test Montage: Henry goes through several costumes before going for the one that matches Captain Man's costume.
  • Create Your Own Villain: The Thumb Buddies turned into a life of crime, because Henry and Ray refused to rescue them after the were tricked by Stainless Steve into being blaster into space. Ray said it wasn't their fault this happened, which is true, but The Thumb Buddies responded by saying the heroes went into space before, and could have rescused them, also true.
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  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Lampshaded in "Toon in for Danger" when the first cartoon made about Kid Danger and Captain Man had Henry voiced by a female voice, much to his dismay.
  • Curse Cut Short: At the end of "The Trouble With Frittles", Ray is angry at Schwoz after realizing Schwooz's sister was in the Man Cave with all of the frittle chips. Just as he is about to deliver the curse, we get the Hard Cut to show Winnie has eaten all of the chips.
  • Cutting the Knot: In "The Secret Gets Out," Charlotte passes the Pickle Test by smashing the jar to get the pickle out.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Kevin from Danger Things looks like an evil alien kidnapper, but in reality, he's a nice guy who just wants to have friends, and treats kids to entertainment.
  • Darker and Edgier: An interesting mix with Lighter and Softer, while this show is pretty light, the pilot's villain is actually killed off, and earlier he made a bridge collapse. They have also mentioned stuff you don't normally hear in Nick shows like hepatitis and Gengis Khan.
  • Dating Catwoman: Henry gets a crush on Veronika, who is part of a tagger group known as the Wall Dogs.
  • Depraved Dwarf: The whole schtick of The Toddler. He's a dwarf who acts like a baby.
  • Description Cut: In The Game Shakers crossover "Danger Games", Kenzie from the Game Shakers comments that nothing weird happens at Swellview. Cut to the Man Cave where Schwoz is zapping Charlotte and Jasper with what seems to be a tickle ray while Ray and Henry are racing each other from the tubes to across the cave and back again.
    • In "Danger Things", the scientists are explaining they have never gone through the interdimensional portal as they hear scary screams from the other side. Meanwhile, the next scene shows the screams are shouts of fun by all those kids and teens who have been taken by the monster.
  • Disguised in Drag: Schwoz tried to pass as Bianca in "Secret Beef" to Ray's Henry as they tried to convince the Maitre'D at Montego's Steakhouse to allow them in. He saw right past the dress and wig.
    • In "Let's Make a Steal", the prize women on the game show are actually men. It isn't explained why they were so disguised.
    • In "Swellview's Got Talent" Schwoz and Charlotte have to dress up as Piper and her dance partner Carl respectively in order to figure out what is going on backstage that is causing the contestants to have fits and pass out.
  • Disney Death:
    • The Toddler was tossed into his own bottomless ball pit, but he managed to dig his way out.
    • Invisible Brad got hit by a bus, but it turns out in a later episode he survived, and vows revenge on Ray.
  • Disney Villain Death: Sooorta. Does a bottomless ball pit count as a very high place? Turns out that didn't kill The Toddler, and he came back in the Crossover.
    • Drex, Brought Down to Normal and no longer invulnerable, was knocked off the top of a blimp in flight during the climactic fight in the series finale.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Piper delivers one to Jasper in the first part of the two parter "One Henry, Three Girls." After Jasper uses Piper's rare glass hat as a bowl for chili, destroying it in the microwave, Piper promises to be the lookout when Jasper uses the girls' room at the park (the boys' room was closed). Instead, she gets the police and tells them Jasper scared her in the bathroom and that he may have a knife. He was ultimately arrested.
    • In Universe in "Toon in for Danger", the original cartoon they watched had Captain Man summoning frogs that eat the kids down to their bones who were bullying Kid Danger.
  • Disposable Superhero Maker: The accident that gave Ray Manchester his powers cannot be replicated, as the variables surrounding Ray's specific physiology at the age he was were the x-factor that made it happen. Everyone else just gets Body Horror.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In "Hour of Power", the entire discussion between Henry and Captain man about his former sidekick was made to sound like a former girlfriend.
    • The entire episode of "Rumblr" which has Ray depressed about fighting the same villains and being set up on an app to find a new villain to fight is made to sound like someone trying to enter a new relationship by using a dating app.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: In "Caved In," Jasper is looking behind the counter at Junk N Stuff while waiting for Henry, Charlotte, and Ray who are in the Man Cave. Jasper sees a series of switches, all labeled. The first one was to make the dragon breathe fire, the second released a drum set from the ceiling, and the third one was labeled Lockdown. Piper warns him not to touch it, but he does, trapping everyone where they are.
  • Dramatic Pause: Lampshaded in "Henry and the Woodpeckers". Henry is trying to give the team a pep talk during the championship game while the kids are complaining the game is no longer fair. Henry starts out by saying, "You're right. We could just give up and go home..." with the kids actually getting up to leave. he quickly corrals them.
    Wait, wait. I was just taking a dramatic pause.
  • Dream Land: In "Dream Busters" Henry is stuck in a dream state and Charlotte has to get him out of it. Henry's dreams are crazy, but Henry doesn't realize he is in a dream, just that he is having the strangest day.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Defied in "I Dream of Danger". Charlotte dreams of being saved by Kid Danger from a lion pit at the zoo followed by them kissing. This causes her sleepless nights as she becomes obsessed by it not wanting it to happen. When she finally falls into the lion pit at the zoo, she initially refuses Kid Danger's help while not telling him why. Finally, he convinces her that he is not going to kiss her.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Henry drinks out of a bottle of chocolate syrup after he gets fired from being Kid Danger. When Charlotte takes it away, he pulls out another one.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Jasper blowing up the box on Captain Man's hands was a little extreme, but his hard to argue with his justification that Captain Man is Nigh Invulnerable.
  • Elaborate Underground Base: Based on how long the elevator ride (see below) takes, the Man cave seems to be very far underground, yet is very technologically advanced complete with living quarters for more than one person.
  • Elevator Failure: Or so Charlotte and Henry believe. The elevator to the Man Cave goes down at a very rapid rate. Captain Man is fine with it Henry and Charlotte are usually screaming and crawling out of the elevator, out of breath.
    • In the episode "Elevator Kiss" Henry, as Kid Danger, saves Bianca, his current girlfriend, from an elevator that is about to fall 79 floors. It actually does fall, leaving them dangling by Kid Danger's safety line in the shaft.
  • Enter Stage Window: Henry, Charlotte, and even Captain Man occasionally enter his room through his second story window by climbing up a tree.
  • Evil Costume Switch:
    • Henry gets this after he joins the Wall Dogs in "Henry and the Bad Girl Part 2." Though it is just his Kid Danger outfit spray painted with darker colors.
    • Charlotte gets one in "The Beat Goes On" when she's Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Evolving Credits:
    • The theme song's visuals change with each new season.
    • As an interesting case, Riele Downs and Sean Ryan Fox's credits are switched around every other episode.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Happens in-universe in the episode "Super Volcano". Jasper asks Henry what the TV show "Kids in the Woods" is about and Henry dryly replies "It's about kids in the woods." We never do get to see what the show even is, but it's implied to be some sort of cross between Big Brother and Survivor but with kids as the contestants.
  • Expendable Alternate Universe: Averted in "Opposite Universe" where Henry cares about the alternate versions of his family and even fights the evil version of Captain Man to save Alternative Piper.
    • Dowmplayed and played for laughs in the episode "Theranos Boot". After destroying a movie prop from a major film series that Ray had recently bought, the gang decide to go to an alternate universe to steal it from that Ray.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Drex, the bad guy in "Hour of Power" was stated to have been Captain Man's former sidekick who went bad.
  • Fake Defector: Henry does this in "Henry and the Bad Girl" by pretending to have turned against Captain Man and using Veronika's feelings for him to join the Wall Dogs in order to find their hideout and leader. Though Henry's feelings for Veronika turn out to be genuine.
  • Faking the Dead: Henry fakes Kid Danger’s death, and Ray even sings at the funeral.
  • False Teeth Tomfoolery: In "Double Date Danger", Captain Man asks two old men for their false teeth in order to better understand a teenager with no teeth. After initially telling Captain Man it was stereotypical to assume old people had false teeth, they admitted they in fact did.
    • Ultimately the evil plan in the episode revolved around false teeth.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: After Captain Man accidentally gets hit by the memory ray, they send Henry in a miniaturized sub into Ray's brain to get his memory working again.
  • Fate Worse than Death: What the bad guys were planning after encasing Captain man in a block of concrete in "Danger and Thunder". They were going to drop him into a deep part of a river, knowing there was no way he could be killed.
    • Captain Man imagined surviving the titular "Super Volcano" in that episode that would destroy most life on Earth.
  • Flashback Within a Flashback: Happens in the first part of "Indestructible Henry". The father, seeing Piper cooking supper, recounts the last time they allowed her to cook, flashing back to two years earlier to their anniversary dinner. In the flashback, the father recounts the last time they allowed her to make Henry's birthday cake for his tenth birthday.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Played with in "Jasper Danger" where Jasper tried to convince a girl he liked that he was Kid Danger, but would still be Kid Danger for Halloween. Of course, things don't go well when he tries to stop an actual criminal at his friend's insistence.
  • For Science!: Played for laughs in "Scream Machine". Charlotte uses an electrified pole to shock Jasper in order to show how her new invention turns sound into electricity. Jasper asks her why she did that and she uses this trope, "For Science!"
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble — the kids: Henry and Charlotte (eclectic), Piper (choleric-sanguine), Sydney (melancholic-choleric), Oliver (phlegmatic-melancholic), and Jasper (sanguine-phlegmatic).
    • The Junk 'n Stuff staff: Kid Danger (eclectic), Captain Man (choleric-sanguine), the plant Omar (melancholic-choleric), Gooch (phlegmatic-melancholic), and Schwoz (sanguine-phlegmatic).
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In "Captain Man-kini", in order to stop a web celebrity from harming an elderly woman, Cpatian Man swaps bodies with Frankini, another web celebrity who had once kidnapped Captain Man and Kid Danger.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In "Text, Lies & Video", if you look carefully at the phone Charlotte is using to take the video of Ray and Henry at the beginning, it shows Charlotte is taking a video of herself.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: With the way they tend to treat him, why do Henry and Charlotte even hang out with Jasper?
    • Same with Schwoz and Gooch.
  • Friend or Foe: In the Crossover with The Thundermans, Cap and Kid capture three villains, put on their costumes, but Phoebe attacks them mistaking them for the real villains.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Subverted in "Twin Henrys" when Jasper stops Henry complaining with "Henry Quincy Hart". Henry deadpans in response, "Not my name."
  • Fun with Acronyms: Zigzagged in "Time Jerker". Charlotte tries to get into a special exclusive program called "Language, Information, and Math Program". Henry calls it LIMP, but Charlotte is adamant that it isn't called LIMP. At the end when she gets in, Henry corrects Schwoz that it isn't called LIMP, but Charlotte corrects him that they do call it LIMP.
    • From "Henry and the Woodpeckers" comes Swellview's Tween Athletic Board, or STAB.
  • Gender Bender: Henry briefly turns into a girl in "Henry the Man-Beast."
  • Genre Throwback: Seems to be one to the campy era of superheroes, with over-the-top themed villains and general camp factor.
  • Gigantic Gulp: In "Mo' Danger Mo' Problems" Henry has a comically large mug of coffee.
  • Gone Horribly Right In "Scream Machine", because Schwoz broke Charlotte's previous machine, he fixes up his transporter machine for Charlotte to use at the science fair. It works perfectly, but Charlotte mentions that the massive publicity, including the government talking to her about the invention, will likely lead them to uncovering the Man Cave and discovering the identities of Captain Man and Kid Danger.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: In "A Fiñata Full Of Death Bugs", Jasper reveals to Ray and Henry that he wears Captain Man-derpants, much to the mortification of Henry and embarrassment of Ray.
  • Grand Finale: the final four episodes were a single continuous story. However, the ends of the previous six episodes (not counting the Clip Show ) led up to the finale.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Henry dreamed of a green-skinned woman in the episode "Dream Busters". All she did was dance around. Possibly a Shout-Out to the Orion slave girls in Star Trek.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Played for laughs in "Double Date Danger" when Captain Man throws Kid Danger through a locked door to get to the bad guys who were holding hostages. Henry was not amused, but was unhurt.
  • Halloween Episode: Season 1's "Jasper Danger" and season 4's "Danger Things".
  • Hammerspace: In "Henry and the Bad Girl" Schwoz tells of getting back at his ex girlfriend who beat him up by stealing her prosthetic leg, which he pulls from his back pocket. Lampshaded by Henry who tells Schwoz that he had deep pockets.
  • Hard-Work Montage: Lampshaded in "Toon in for Danger" when the work to write a script for the "Adventures of Kid Danger" cartoon is accompanied by a song called "Hot for Montage", a song from a record being played by Schwoz to keep them awake.
  • Harmless Freezing: Drex was rendered invulerable just like Captain Man as Drex managed to get himself frozen in ice and survived there for 100 million years with no problems when he was unfrozen (not even aging was a problem) as seen in "The Beginning of the End"
    • Captain Man, in "Captain Drex", is sent back 101 million years and in the next episode, Henry helps to free him from the amber Captain Man "froze" himself into. Again, aging was not a problem.
  • Harmless Villain: Jeff, who is a petty criminal that is so dumb that Captain Man is annoyed by him.
  • Hate Sink: Paula Makiato from "Spoiler Alert" is the former leader of the Man Fans who refused to let Piper be member, even after she did her end of the deal. Piper had to eat hair soup once, but Paula denied her proposal and enjoyed seeing Piper suffer, thankfully she's never seen again after this.
  • Hero Insurance: Averted. Captain Man and Henry stop a criminal from robbing an antique bottle store. However, their fight with the robber destroys nearly every glass bottle in the store. The owner is upset about this and makes them clean up the whole store. They're at least lucky not to end up in jail.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: In "Captain Jerk", Captain Man got into trouble after he destroyed a lemonade stand set up by two little girls (he saw a deadly spider). He spent the rest of the episode trying to recover his image since no one knew the real reason.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "A New Hero", Henry is forced to give up his super power in order to defeat the villain.
    • In the finale, Henry stays aboard the top of the blimp that is crashing so he can try to steer it away from populated areas. He is saved by his new superpower, a personal shield.
  • Hidden Depths: Piper spent her summers doing summer school which gave her enough credits to graduate alongside Charlotte and Jasper
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Said word for word by the Toddler when he goes down his own bottomless ball pit. He's then blown up by his own bomb.
  • Holiday Pardon: Inverted in the episode "Christmas Danger." It being Christmas makes it harder for the people in jail, as the judge is out of town for the holidays. With no one to hear their case, Captain Man and his allies are stuck in jail until the judge returns.
  • I Can't Hear You: In "Danger and Thunder", Kid Danger blatantly lies when he claims he couldn't hear Phoebe deduce Captain Man was on a train in order not to look stupid about not figuring it out. They were on a helicopter, but no one believed Henry couldn't hear her.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The monster from "Danger Things" abducts the youths from Swellville for this reason.
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: Halley, the computer in "Love Bytes" tells Schwoz to kill Ray to prove he loves her.
  • Ignored Genius: Happens to Charlotte on a regular basis.
  • Ignoring by Singing: Charlotte and a bunch of people cover their ears and shout "FALALALALALA!" when The Spoiler is about to spoil the movie they're about to watch.
    • In "Indestructible Henry", Charlotte puts her hands over her ears and sings similar nonsense as above when Schwoz and Henry talk about making Henry indestructible.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: In "Danger and Thunder", Charlotte is in a helicopter and, the first time using this gun, manages to hit her target that is on top of a speeding train.
    • In "Time Jerker", Henry shoots down over a dozen hornets flying around in his room with the laser on his watch, missing none.
  • Instant Costume Change: Ray and Henry change into their costumes by a special bubble gum.
    • Lampshaded by Charlotte in "The Secret Gets Out." When she sees Henry change into his costume by blowing a bubble, she asks how it could all fit in the gum.
    • In "Grave Danger", it is revealed that they can return back into their regular clothes by blowing a bubble while in costume.
  • Invisible Jerkass: Brad in the aptly titled "Invisible Brad." Brad was made invisible years earlier as a bystander when a shot meant to make Captain Man invisible instead hit Brad. It is unknown if he was a jerk before he became invisible, but Captain Man is annoyed that he came by. He tried to get Henry to quit after Captain Man jokingly agreed to make Brad his sidekick if Henry quits. At the end of the day, he was only a jerk because all he wanted was to be visible again. His final appearance has him make a friendly offer to help Ray and Henry go into the magician's lounge, and in return for Schwoz making him visible. Brad does become visible again, but ends up in a state of shock due to his disheveled appearance.
  • Ironic Echo Cut: In the Game Shakers crossover "Danger Games", Captain Man states that the people who created Sky Whale were geniuses. Cut to the Game Shakers Kenzie and the boys were trying to turn off a dangerous purse swing prop they created where the switch was in the center with the swinging purses in the way. Babe comes in to see them on the floor, having been knocked down by the purses and sarcastically comments, "I work with geniuses."
  • It Amused Me: It turns out, Schwoz's memory eraser has a setting that lets him erase only the memory of people realizing Ray is Captain Man and Henry is Kid Danger. Ray, of course, asks why he didn't just use that setting instead of just totally erasing people's memories. Schwoz responds that it's hilarious watching people being reduced to mindless idiots.
  • Karma Houdini: Discussed by Bill Evil in. "Knight and Danger" referring to events in "Danger Things." He tells Captain Man and Kid Danger that they didn't do anything to him after they shut down the portal to another dimension in "Danger Things" that led to a monster coming through and kidnapping children, so he opened up another one, this time one that led a dangerous knight through to their dimension.
  • Kick the Dog: In "The Bucket Trap," Henry and Charlotte want to tell Jasper the truth about their job, but Ray won't allow it, believing he can't keep a secret. They decide to test Jasper by telling him a fake secret to see if he can really keep one. Despite temptations by Ray with a valuable bucket, Jasper does a pretty good job keeping the secret, and when it looks like Ray is finally going to accept that they can trust Jasper, Ray tricks Jasper into saying the secret out loud and starts gloating about it to Henry, Charlotte, and Jasper.
  • Kid Sidekick: Henry himself to Captain Man.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Drex in Hour of Power and Back to the Danger. Before he showed up, Henry Danger had dumb, incompetent villains who were all Played for Laughs, but Drex quickly proves to be one of the darkest villains they ever faced, when he tricks Ray into getting his hands stuck, and turns Kid Danger into a laughing stock with an embarrassing video. Heck, Henry had to get a superpower to defeat him, he's that tough. Even the police are afraid of him! (Then again, they couldn't catch a criminal if it was right in front of them.)
  • Knight Templar: The Expy of Mr Rogers in "Mr. Nice Guy" is this for good manners. He would cause harm to anyone who was not being good out in public.
  • Kryptonite Factor: The tears of a Jolly Beetle can take away Captain Man's invulnerability.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Mentioned as an option to deal with Charlotte in "The Secret Gets Out." It is done to the father and son in "Substitute Teacher" as a quick fix to get out of the mess they got themselves into. Said amnesia is said to be powerful enough to makes them even forget who they are or where they live. Later, it's revealed that the machine has a setting that lets them only erase the part where people realize Henry is Kid Danger and Ray is Captain Man. Ray is outraged; why totally erase people's memories instead of that particular memory?! Schwoz says it's because it's funny watching people being reduced to mindless, confused idiots.
  • Last Day to Live: An episode has Schwoz detecting a super volcano going to blow and destroy the world in 42 hours. Charlotte decides to spend her last days gorging on junk food. Henry confesses to a girl he likes and kisses her in front of everybody, challenges a bully to a fight, and agrees to hang out with a nerd.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "The Beat Goes On" Dr. Minyak and Nurse Cohort brainwash Charlotte to kill Ray and Henry. At the end of the episode, they return the favour by brainwashing them to hit themselves with a frying pan over and over again.
  • Latex Perfection: Henry wears a mask of a woman as a waitress in the diner Ray is at in order to get Ray back to Swellview.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In "Birthday Girl Down", as Henry is at the party announcing the suspects who could have knocked Debbie off her roof the year before by changing the ball speed, he stated that he would reveal who the actual culprit was after a short break. Cue the commercial.
    • Flashback's appearance and name led to his role in this episode, to provide the flashback to the party.
    • In "Christmas Danger", after being placed in the same jail cell as Henry, Jasper, Captain man, and another prisoner, Charlotte exclaims "I don't believe this!" The police counter by telling her to "suspend your disbelief."
    • In the second part of "One Henry, Three Girls", Henry tries to think of a way to go to a party with Bianca while also going as Kid Danger as a request from Chloe. Charlotte tells him going with two dates has never worked in every bad sitcom written.
    • In "Let's Make a Steal", during the taping of the game show "Spin and Win" on which Henry was competing, an announcement went out to go to commercial. Cue the commercials.
    • In the first part of the two parter "Space Invaders", Henry and the others refer to Gerta turning into a bird at the end of "Twin Henrys". When Jasper asks when it happened, Henry tells him "last season."
    • In the beginning of "Danger Games", Captain Man and Kid Danger are parachuting out of an airplane calling out "Crossover" as a reference to the episode being a crossover with Game Shakers.
    • Lampshaded in "Love Bytes" when the computer Halley shows clips from other episodes from the cameras on the fourth wall.
    • In "Whistlin Susie", Ray tells the gang they should not go on the internet, instead they should watch television. Henry even agrees while smiling at the camera.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: "In The Fate of Danger: Part 1", while Chapa, Mika, and Miles were trying to plan how to attack and stop Drex, Bose just pops up from their hiding place and go after him.
  • Love Potion: The title object in "Love Muffin" contained a powerful chemical that made someone fall in love with the first person they kiss. It worked with the villain Gwen giving one to Ray but when Henry was forced to eat one, Jasper tried to perform CPR on Henry, which counted as a kiss.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: As shown in the beginning of "Tears of the Jolly Beetle," Piper adores Kid Danger and even thinks he's hot, which of course completely contrasts her usual behavior towards Henry. Charlotte immediately tells Piper that she really shouldn't be saying that.
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman: In "Henry the Man-Beast," Henry is put into a machine that will cure him of being a man-beast. Instead, he comes out as a female version of himself and his reaction is to shake his hips and state, "I feel so...different."
  • Meaningful Background Event: Most of the fight between Kid Danger and the thugs at the park in "The Rock Box Dump" is shown in the background as Captain Man is talking with the TV reporter Evelyn, who dated him once and now is engaged o someone else. Everyone involved knows what is going on but Captain Man assures Evelyn that Kid Danger can fight them. Could double as Funny Background Event.
  • Meat-O-Vision: While stuck at Junk N Stuff, Piper and Jasper, who are delirious from hunger, imagine each other as a taco and pizza. Later they imagine Captain Man and Kid Danger as a hamburger and hot dog.
  • Meet Cute: Piper tries to invoke this in the aptly titled "Meet Cute Crush". Her first plan of Henry dressing up as a mugger and stealing her phone fails when her crush ignores everything and others take out Henry.
  • Mexican Standoff: In "Balloons of Doom", Captain Man and Kid Danger were pointing a gun at Dr Minyak and Nurse Cohort. Dr. Minyak was pointing a gun at the heroes as well as his heliometer at Piper, who was tied up. Nurse Cohort was pointing her gun at the other kids in the Captain Man Fan Club as well as at the two heroes.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Henry has multi-colored swirling eyes and a dazed expression in "Let's Make A Steal" after he stares at a hypno screen.
  • Minor with Fake I.D.: Piper gets these twice to get into certain age-restricted teen hangouts. The first was in "The Secret Gets Out" when nine-year-old Piper buys a library card of another girl to get into Club Eleven, where the age limit is ten. The second was in the episode "My Phony Valentine" where Piper and her friends try to convince Jasper they are fourteen in order to get into Club Soda, a club with the minimum age of thirteen.
  • Mirror Universe: In "Opposite Universe", Henry and Charlotte end up in a mirror universe while their evil counterparts are trapped in the other "good" universe after a tubing into the Man Cave during an electrical storm.
  • Mistaken Identity: In "Substitute Teacher," Henry, Charlotte and Captain Man mistakes a father and son as the super villain Drill Finger and the supposed super villain's son. When they find out they were wrong and the father and son threaten to call the police once they're free, Captain Man knocks them unconscious (again) before dragging them to an alley and wiping their memories to solve the problem.
  • Mister Big: The Toddler.
  • Morton's Fork: In "Hour of Power" Drex throws Henry's weapon out the door. If he goes to get it Drex can lock the door and handle the trapped Captain man, if not, he's facing Drex unarmed.
  • Mundane Utility: In "Dodging Danger", Henry puts his new super reflexes to the test in a dodge ball competition over the objections of Captain Man.
  • Mundane Solution: In the episode "A Fiñata Full Of Death Bugs", Charlotte gets stuck in the auto-snacker and no one can get her out as it keeps sucking her back in. Henry's solution is simply to order a Charlotte and the machine just ejects her.
    • In "Back to the Danger, Part 2", the Time Jerker's time machine is about to explode due to a power overload. While the others are panicking, Charlotte just calmly goes over to the wall and unplugs it, stopping the overload.
  • Musical Episode: "Henry Danger: The Musical" has Frankini create a machine that caused everyone in Swelville to sing and dance as though they were in a musical. It also made him hard to take down as fights in musicals are staged and weapons are props.
  • Must Have Caffeine: In "Mo Danger, Mo Problems", a very fatigued Henry makes a pot of coffee and pours it into a large mug for himself. Charlotte prevents him from drinking it, though.
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Gender Inverted in the first part of "Henry and the Bad Girl" where Jasper is talking about his large feet and calls out Charlotte and Henry when they stare at his feet as he is talking to them.
  • New Media Are Evil: The villain Rick Twittler from the trilogy of episodes that begins with "A New Evil" believes this about social media and feels guilty that he helped to make it such as he created a social media company. Due to this, his plan was to shut the internet down forever.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Captain Man cannot be injured, though he still feels pain.
    • The alien bug in "The Space Rock" was unaffected by the multiple shots by Captain Man's laser.
    • Averted in "Green Fingers" when Captain Man came down with the potentially fatal infection created by Schwoz despite never having gotten sick before.
  • No Indoor Voice: Piper.
  • No-Sell: Captain Man can't really do this despite being Nigh Invulnerable because he still feels pain.
  • Not in Front of the Parrot: Taken Up to Eleven in "Grand Theft Otto" when Piper's class parrot hears Charlotte say "Henry is Kid Danger". They have to steal the parrot to prevent it from repeating it in front of Piper. After Schwoz clones the parrot, they accidentally say it again, meaning they had to clone another. Every clone hears it, eventually from all of the other clones that are in the Man Cave.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Much to the fan's dismay, Charlotte is this to Henry.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: In "Captain Man-kini", Henry jumps out of a helicopter on the back of Captain Man (or rather Frankini in Captain man's body), Henry survives the fall uninjured when that would be impossible.
  • On a Scale from One to Ten: In "Dram Busters", Captain Man asks Charlotte how weird Henry's dream is on this scale. Charlotte, after having a second look at the insanity within his dream reports 52.
  • Once for Yes, Twice for No: In "Captain Man: On Vacation", Kid Danger is having Jeff chase him to tire him out. After noticing Jeff was severely out of breath, Kid Danger asks him to tap the table twice if he's OK. Instead, Jeff just collapses on the table.
  • Only Sane Man: Charlotte often plays this role, being the voice of reason or of the obvious. She was the one who did her research on the Phone Shark, and when confronted with the task of getting a pickle from the tightly-screwed jar, she retrieves it by simply smashing the jar open, an obvious in hindsight tactic that had Ray and Henry stumped.
  • Painted-On Pants: The miscellaneous B-Plot of "Tears of the Jolly Beetle" has Sydney and Oliver convince Jasper that skinny jeans are the new trend. After going through an ordeal getting them on, however, Jasper becomes unable to take them off, even days after, prompting Captain Man to "rescue" him at episode's end.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Aside from a domino masknote  that obscures part of their faces, both Henry and Ray don't put much emphasis into disguising themselves. No ever notices though.note 
    • Lampshaded in "Captain Jerk", when Henry becomes worried that Piper might recognize him. She doesn't. He had to disguise his voice though, because it's pretty recognizable.
  • Parent Service: Captain Man's costume is appropriately modest for children's hour... apart from the skintight sleeves that do a really good job of showing off his arms. Even his civilian clothes are pretty snug.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: In the series finale “The Fate of Danger, Part II”,Henry as Kid Danger tells Captain Man he loves him before forcing him off the blimp by parachute so he alone could risk his life guiding it away from the populace.
  • Playing Possum: Played for laughs in "The Beat Goes On". After Charlotte is Brainwashed and Crazy and already had attacked both Ray and Henry, Schwoz lies on the floor and explains that he is playing dead.
  • Playing Sick: Ray assumed Henry was pulling this on him in "Sick and Wired".
  • Police are Useless: In "Double Date Danger", the police leave a message for Captain Man that they are leaving a teenager with no teeth in an alley for them to deal with since the officers have tickets to a musical. Captain Man's reaction shows this is not the first time the police have left a case fir him like this.
    • In "Hour of Power", the police are called to the park, but when they see escaped prisoner Drex is there, they turn tail.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Both Captain Man and Kid Danger's costumes reflect this trope.
  • Prolonged Prologue: The season 3 premiere was the first example of this, using one that lasted over eight minutes. Since Season 4, this is now commonly used.
  • Pungeon Master: The Time Jerker in his self-titled episode constantly makes time related jokes which both impress and infuriate Captain Man and Kid Danger as they can't come up with puns as good as his.
  • Pushover Parents: Jake and Siren Hart often let Piper do whatever she wants (even in public!) due to being intimidated by her.
  • Reality Ensues: After 4 seasons of this trope being subverted when manages he to sneak out of his house without bringing suspicion to his family, this trope is finally played straight in the "New Evil" saga where the family finally reveal they were talking behind his back and wondering why Henry sneaks away everyday, and forced him to stay in the house for once. (but for some reason, they still failed to find out he was Kid Danger.)
    • Henry hadn't been seen in school for the second half of season 5, in "Beginning of the End" it's revealed he's not graduating on time for not being in school.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: A side effect of the machine that made Henry manlier in "Henry the Man-Beast" made him want to eat rare meat.
    • In "Captain Man: On Vacation", as a thank you for helping Captain Man bring out his very heavy chest, Ray gives Bork raw meat. Bork happily eats it.
  • Required Secondary Powers: In “Too Much Game”, Henry gets a device that makes him a better basketball player by allowing him to make every basket he shoots. That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t stop his opponent from blocking the shot, as he learns during the big game.
  • Robot Girl: Gerta is a shape-shifting android, though her beauty is subjective. Schwoz likes her.
  • Rogues Gallery: Captain Man's rivals have teamed up against him several times.
  • Running Gag: A literal gag, given its added Squick — the show loves reminding us how Piper finds Kid Danger (her brother) hot.
  • Rule of Funny: It's a Dan Schneider show, so you are going to expect TONS of this.
  • Schmuck Bait: In "Hour of Power", Captain Man saw a box that promised his favorite sweet. Kid Danger warned him that it may be just this trope, but Captain took hold of the Idiot Ball and reached in, trapping his hands and making him unable to fight.
  • Science Fair: The "Gizmo Show" was a non-school form of this in "Scream Machine".
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: One of the side effects of Captain's Man H.R.Z. It disconcerts a few people.
  • Screw Learning, I Have Phlebotinum!: Captain Man's H.R.Z. can upload knowledge to a person's brain. It does have some side effects like mixing up words in sentences and the user involuntarily Screaming Like A Little Girl that last for a few days.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: In "The Space Rock," Charlotte is the first person to escape the area when the "space bug" is around.
  • Secret Keeper: Averted; Henry has to keep his job as a sidekick a secret from his friends and family.
    • Charlotte becomes one after "The Secret Gets Out", and is accepted by Captain Man after she proves her worth.
    • Jasper becomes one in "I Know Your Secret".
    • The Game Shakers Babe, Kenzie, Trip, and Hudson in the Crossover episode "Danger Games".
    • Gwen in "Love Muffin" becomes a villainous one for Ray and Henry (as well as knowing Charlotte and Jasper work for Captain Man as well).
    • Apparently, all superheroes know of each other's alter egos. In "Danger and Thunder", Captain Man knew who Phoebe was as well as her father.
    • Piper Hart in end of "Sister Twister: Part 1" after she stumbles onto the Man-Cave and seeing Henry & Ray transforms in front of her.
  • Secret Test of Character: Henry delivers one to Bianca, his girlfriend in "Elevator Kiss". After she kissed Kid Danger, making Henry jealous, he chose to put her in another situation where he would save her and see if she kissed Kid Danger again. He never could tell her that she was even tested.
    • In the pilot episode, an old woman enters the Man Cave while Henry is being interviewed by Ray. Henry recognizes a tattoo on her neck that he saw on a man upstairs and attacked the intruder, successfully knocking him into the elevator. Captain Man then told Henry that the man worked for him and it was a test to see how good of a sidekick he would be.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: In "Twin Henrys", Henry and Ray have a debate over whether Ray's new cups were cobalt or royal blue, including even whether cobalt was a shade of blue. They were so distracted they missed the MMA fight they were supposed to be watching.
  • Self-Serving Memory: Played for laughs in "A New Darkness" when Henry recounts what happened with the confrontation with villain Rick Twittler "A New Evil". He made himself look better and Rick look stupid. The characters in the flashback even got annoyed whenever someone interrupted Henry's retelling of the events.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Discussed and strangely implemented in the "Time Jerker" episode. Henry goes through a bad day where he is constantly being hurt or pranked. After a battle with the titular bad guy, Henry goes back to the morning and has to relive the same day over again. This time, he avoids all of the injuries and pranks, but messes up Jasper's model and keeps Charlotte from joining a special academic group. Ultimately, he realizes he has to go back and relive the day over again, suffering all of his ills so that his friends' accomplishments are restored.
  • Sequel Hook: The final scene of the series has the newly powered Danger Force kids welcomed into the Swellview Academy for the Gifted to set up the spinoff.
  • Shipper on Deck: Many fans of the show believe that "Chenry" (Henry and Charlotte's ship name) will get together sometime during the series.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: In "Text, Lies, and Video", Charlotte films Ray and Henry transforming into Captain Man and Kid Danger on her phone and the video accidentally gets sent to Piper. Henry does everything to delete the video off Piper's phone before she sees it, including having Jasper try to steal the phone (which he fails to do), destroying her phone, and trying to steal Piper's new phone after she uploads all her back-up data. After the video is finally deleted off her phone, Henry, Ray, and Charlotte decide to watch the video, only to discover that Charlotte had filmed herself instead of Henry and Ray. Charlotte even lampshades that the whole thing was a waste of time.
  • Shooting Superman: Discussed. The Toddler says he's going to destroy Captain Man, but is instantly reminded of Captain Man's Nigh Invulnerable status.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The show's title, possibly to Henry Darger.
    • The end of "Jasper Danger," the father of the boy who went to the Hart House had his eyes sisterly glow like Michael Jackson's did at the end of the Thriller music video.
    • The term "Herbert" used negatively in the two-parter "Henry and the Bad Girl" was also used in a similar way in the Star Trek episode "This Way to Eden." Dan Schneider, the creator of henry Danger is a big Star trek fan.
      • Star Trek gets another shout out in "Space Invaders, part 1" when Captain Man starts reciting the opening narration of Star Trek in Kirk's voice.
    • During the flashback in "Indestructible Henry", the ten-year-old Henry can be seen wearing an All That t-shirt.
    • In "Text, Lies, and Video", Piper is watching the Zoey101 episode "Time Capsule" on her tablet.
    • In "Scream Machine", two homeless men were shown to be singing the Drake & Josh theme song. The between scene music after that was even a rendition of that music. The end had Henry, Jasper, Charlotte, Ray, and Schwoz singing it as well.
    • In "Ox Pox", Captain Man's communicator looked and sounded like the Star Trek: The Original Series communicator.
      • "Ox Pox" also had Back to the Future references, most notably when Doc and Marty Mc Fly came through the time portal before going back.
    • "Hour of Power" had the duo going to Schneider's Bakery to confront their enemy. Schneider's Bakery is the production company that owns Henry Danger.
    • In "Space Invaders", while waiting for Piper's commercial to air, everyone is watching the Victorious episode "April Fools Blank".
    • IN "Gas or Fail", Captain Man is seen playing the Game Shakers app "Octopie" while trapped.
      • Also in the episode, Mrs Shapen tells Charlotte to switch seats with their classmate, Maria Von Trapp. Made even more overt when Maria objected to switching seats:
    Mrs Shapen: "Do Re Mi don't care. Now be a good little female deer and sit down."
    • In "Danger Games", Charlotte, initially not wanting the Game Shakers to know she works for Captain Man, tells them her name is Daenerys Targarye, a character from Game of Thrones.
    • In "Toon In For Danger", the cartoon Kid Danger says at one point "Zoom zoom zoom to the moon moon moon!", which are the lyrics to the Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood song "Zoom to the Moon".
    • "Danger Things" is a shout out for Stranger Things from an monster from an alternate dimension causing problems to Piper's buzz cut
    • "Double-O Danger" has a number of shout outs to James Bond, from the blood falling down the screen in the sniper shot openings to "shaken, not stirred", not to mention the title itself.
    • "Love Bytes" is one to 2001: A Space Odyssey with a computer named Halley trying to kill Ray.
    • "A Tale of Two Pipers" is even mentioned in-universe as having the same plot-line as The Terminator.
    • In "Mr. Nice Guy", Henry muses that Mr. Wallabee, the Expy of Mr Rogers, should be played by Tom Hanks. Hanks was starring in the Mr. Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood when the episode was made.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Deconstructed, Henry hadn't been attending school for about a year being so busy with his job which means he can't graduate with his friend.
  • Sick and Wrong: In "Tears of the Jolly Beetle," as Kid Danger is introduced, Piper, Henry's younger sister, screams that she loves Kid Danger and then tells Charlotte that she thinks Kid Danger is hot.
    Charlotte: "Yeah, you don't wanna be saying that."
    • In "Twin Henrys", Henry becomes extremely disturbed and disgusted watching Gerta, in the form of Henry, and Schwoz talking lovingly toward each other. He demands that she change back to her normal form if they are to continue.
  • Sick Episode:
    • In "Ox Pox", Piper gets sick after eating a cookie accidentally tainted by Schwoz. Henry, Ray, Charlotte, and Schwoz spend the rest of the episode trying to Find the Cure!.
    • Happens again in "Green Fingers" where Henry, his family, Charlotte, and Ray all get a disease Schwoz created. Schwoz spent the episode coming up with a cure using Jasper's immunity to it.
    • The episode "Sick and Wired" revolves around Henry catching a flu but Ray thinks he's faking it so he doesn't have to come to work.
  • Silent Antagonist: In "The Beat Goes On", Charlotte becomes this after becoming musically brain-warped by Dr. Minyak.
    • In "A Tale of Two Pipers", the boy robot who is going after Piper never speaks.
  • Single Tear: In "The Secret Gets Out," Bork does it when he finds his pickle jar broken.
  • Slow "NO!": A lampshaded version in the beginning of the first part of "Indestructible Henry". While the entire scene in slow motion was done with a combination of comedy and drama (Henry retrieving his phone from a shop with a bomb inside), the Slow "NO!" was done after Henry had survived and was outside, only to see his phone screen crack.
    • In Love Muffin", under the influence of a Love Potion that was accidentally triggered by Jasper, Henry watches as Piper angrily attacks Jasper, leading Henry to do this trope
  • Some Kind Of Forcefield: In "Caved In", when Jasper initiates the lockdown, the front door glows blue and shocks him when he tries to touch it. The same shock happens with the elevator door button, but there is no glowing.
    • Henry is trapped in a small area surrounded by a force field in "Toddler Invasion".
  • Space Does Not Work That Way: Lampshaded at the end of "Space Invaders part 2" when Captain Man is on the outside of an orbiting shuttle, he is yelling at those inside, who can hear him. The astronaut states that they shouldn't be able to hear him. He also comments that Captain man's hair shouldn't be moving the way it was (blowing in a wind).
  • Spoof Aesop: From "Caved In," complete with Aside Glance and everything: Never start a campfire indoors...without adult supervision.
  • Stop Drowning and Stand Up: At the end of "Henry and the Bad Girl, Part 2", Van Del falls into his red paint vat and fears he will drown until Captain man and Kid Danger remind him it's three feet deep.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: "Invisible Brad" ends with Ray revealing Brad got hit by a bus and everyone mourns him, complete with a sad song. But they discover a whole season later that he survived.
  • Super Hero Origin: Raymond "Captain Man" Manchester got his power in a Freak Lab Accident in his father's lab.
  • Super Reflexes: Henry's new super power he received in "Hour of Power". Done intentionally to allow him to fight the new dangerous bad guy.
  • Take That!: At the end of Hour Of Power, Drex is alive but unable to do anything (don't worry it's temporary), and Schwoz compares it to the Kardashians
  • Taking You with Me: In the pilot "The Danger Begins", The Toddler threatens to do this, arming a bomb and locking the doors. Of course, Captain Man would not have died as he was indestructible.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: A running gag with the anchors at the local tv station. They seem to despise each other.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In "Text, Lies, and Video", Charlotte has a flashback of when Ray tried to kill a fly by shooting a blaster at it, punching a good sized hole in the elevator doors. Ultimately it was averted as he missed the fly.
  • Those Two Guys: Sydney and Oliver, originally the only two that came to Jasper's birthday party aside from Charlotte. They are shown to be even more awkward than Jasper, sometimes roping him into their shenanigans and sometimes weirding even him out. Strangely, in "Substitute Teacher," Oliver is by himself and Sydney is absent.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Henry, Jasper, and Charlotte.
    • Charlotte, Ray, and Henry.
    • Schwoz, Ray, and Henry also count.
  • Toilet Humour: In "Scream Machine", Charlotte is talking about always coming in second place in the science fair. This year, she explained, was the year that she was "going to go number 1" Cue the immature laughter by Henry, Jasper, Ray, and Schwoz.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The Toddler was shown a lot in the promos for "Danger and Thunder" but the scene where he makes is appearance in the episode was shown to make it a surprise.
    • In the preview for "Sister Twister part 1", it was explained that Piper found out her brother and his boss are Kid Danger and Captain Man despite this being the surpise ending.
  • Trash the Set:
    • In the climax of "Secret Room", excessive arguing from Henry and the gang causes them to accidentally activate the Man Cave’s self-destruct, making it explode, and they get a new one that looks like the original.
    • In the Grand Finale, all of the Man Caves have exploded.
  • Trojan Prisoner: Rick Twittler, the villain in "A New Evil" uses this tactic, posing as someone being held hostage to lure Captain Man and Kid Danger into his trap.
  • Trust Password: The young Schwoz asks Ray and Henry questions to prove they knew him and were from the future. Among them were what his favorite snack was, what his sister's name was and what she looked like, and where his mole was and what it looked like.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Both are non romantic examples, but it happens multiple times throughout the show as:
    • Charlotte, Henry, and Jasper.
    • Henry, Ray, and Charlotte.
  • Two-Person Love Triangle: In "Elevator Kiss" Henry, as Kid Danger, saves his girlfriend Bianca and during the save, she kissed him. After Charlotte points out that Bianca technically cheated on him with Kid Danger since she doesn't know Henry is Kid Danger. The rest of the episode has Henry jealous about Bianca but can't tell her why as she never told anyone she kissed Kid Danger.
  • Two-Person Love Triangle: A major part of the plot in "Elevator Kiss" has Henry saving Bianca from a malfunctioning elevator. While hanging from his safety line in the shaft, Bianca kisses him, which leads Henry to become jealous that she kissed Kid Danger, not knowing it was him. Ultimately subverted when Kid Danger sets up another chance to save her but she rejects him explaining she has a boyfriend and the kiss was a mistake.
  • Two-Timer Date: Henry is put into this situation when he has to go to the ball with Bianca as himself and go to the ball with Cloe as Kid Danger. Ray gives him the idea to go first as Kid Danger and then pretend to be called away so he can spend the rest of the night as himself, but it doesn't work. Charlotte then gives him the idea to make up an excuse to leave for a bit so he can change into Henry to spend some time with Bianca, and leave again so he can spend time with Cloe as Kid Danger. When he asks if that would work, Charlotte responds no and lampshades that she's seen it fail on ever bad sitcom she's seen.
  • Vader Breath: Charlotte does it in "Gas or Fail" while wearing a protective gas mask.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Well at least the city of Swellview.
    • In "Mo' Danger Mo' Problems," it shows an instance on how hard Henry has it trying to balance heroics, school, and family.
  • Walking Spoiler: A literal example with the villain, the Spoiler, whose sole purpose is to spoil the endings of TV shows and movies.
  • Wham Episode: We're gonna blow (a bubble, and) your mind!
    • The Secret Gets Out: As the title suggests someone figures out Henry's identity (Charlotte), and starts working with him and Ray.
    • I Know Your Secret: Jasper finds out Kid Danger's secret identity and starts working in the Man Cave.
    • Hour of Power: Henry temporarily gains quick reflexes and uses his new power to fight criminals. Also Drex used to be Ray sidekick before he turned evil.
    • A New Hero: Henry sacrifices himself to stop the virus by coming into contact with the antidote and using it on the virus, losing his super fast reflexes for good.
    • "Sister Twister" is the two part episode where Piper finds out about the secret idetities of Captain Man and Kid Danger.
    • In the four-part Grand Finale, Henry quits being Ray's sidekick, reveals his superheroing to his parents, all ten Man Caves are destroyed, Drex comes unthawed, Henry manages to get off the blimp safely, but fakes Kid Danger’s death, having gained force field manipulation while Ray loses his indestructibility, the four kids they look after gain powers in the same blast, becoming Danger Force, and Ray and Schwoz open a school for them.
  • What Are Records?: A variation in the first part of "Indestructible Henry" when Ray hands him a VCR tape to see what happened to his father's previous Densitizer test subjects. Henry and Charlotte try to find the on button on the tape, realizie they can't even find a screen before thinking the reels are where you look into.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of "The Space Rock", the bug that hatched from said rock lives on and is on the back of young girl riding her bicycle.
  • What Year Is This?: In the first part of "Back to the Danger", Henry and Ray follow Drex through the Time Jerker's time machine but don't know what year they were in. To make matters worse, they are in a celebration of different decades. They ask a festival-goer who reacts as someone would, by acting like they are crazy, but still answers them.
  • When Elders Attack: Kid Danger has to battle a group of elderly citizens in "Double Date Danger" after he and Captain Man foil their plans for new teeth. They fight Henry with canes, purses, and a walker. Henry reluctantly battles them back.
  • Wire Dilemma: In "Whistlin' Susie", Jasper accidentally cuts the orange wire, the wrong one, which starts the timer for the atomic bomb that was sent to the Man Cave, leaving Captain Man to have to eat the explosive parts of the bomb to prevent it from going off.
  • World of Jerkass: Good luck finding a character in Swellview who isn't a jerk, villain and/or idiot. Not even the heroes are safe from this.
  • Would Not Hit a Girl: In "Let's Make A Steal," the villains unleash three henchwoman onto the heroes. Kid Danger says that they can't hit girls and Captain Man agrees, so they decide to hold back while fighting them. But when it turns out that the girls are actually men, Captain Man points out, "That means we can hit them as hard and as often as we like."
  • Would Hurt a Child: The Toddler's first plan in "The Danger Begins" was to change babies into monsters and had done so with at least one as seen on the video.
    • Drill Finger in "Double Date Danger" removed the teeth of at least one young teen and was going to with Jasper, Piper, and Piper's date.
    • Dr Minyak came close to possibly killing Piper after he and Nurse Cohort held at gunpoint the young members of the Captain Man fan club.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: In "Mouth Candy", Mitch Bilsky tells Captain Man that Captain Man can't hit him because he is just a kid (a middle School student). Lampshaded with added Actor Allusion when Captain Man tells Mitch he looks like he is 26. Mitch's actor actually is 27. Surprisingly, Mitch concedes to that point.

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