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Pair of Kings (2010-2013) was a Disney XD Original Series, which revolved around Boomer (Doc Shaw) and Brady (Mitchel Musso) orphaned twin brothers who soon discover that their parents were rulers of an island called Kinkow, and the twins become the next rulers as well.

Other characters include:

  • Lanny (Ryan Ochoa): The twins' cousin and the next in line for the throne. He deeply despises Boomer and Brady and often tries come up with ways to get rid of them. Boomer and Brady never realize their cousin's true colors. He is the Big Bad Wannabe of the series.
  • Mason Makoola (Geno Segers): The Royal Secretary, head of security, and was a loyal friend to Brady and Boomer's parents. He often serves as a role model for the twins, and usually solves the problems they cause.
  • Mikayla Makoola (Kelsey Chow): Mason's teenage daughter and Brady's love interest. She is shown to be very skilled with swords, and is also the best trained royal bodyguard in the kingdom.

The third season introduced Boz (Adam Hicks) as a long lost brother to Boomer and Brady, thus making the twins actually triplets. After Brady leaves the island following a breakup with Mikayla (it's explained in the show that he was allowed to leave as he wasn't one of the "true" kings note ). Boz takes his place as co-king of the island after a storm shipwrecks him and his people of a neighboring island near the kingdom.


Pair Of Kings provides examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: She's not the Cave Lady, she's the Lady of the Cave.
  • Action Girl: Oh so very much Mikayla. One episode uses her inability to stop acting like one as a plot point.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The royal triplets' names are Brady, Boomer and Boz.
  • Adult Fear: Imagine being the triplet's parents. One son was lost in a storm and presumed dead, the other two had to be sent away for their own good, and the parents didn't even live to the day when their sons returned.
  • Alliterative Name: Mason Makoola and Mikayla Makoola.
  • Aesop Amnesia: No matter how many times Boomer and Braddy are scold for the troubles they make, they always repeat the same mistake to the next episode.
  • Assumed Win: Lanny was so sure he'd win the King For a Day contest (helped by the fact he stuffed the ballot box with his name) he started shouting an order as soon as the winner had been announced before realizing he didn't win.
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  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Mikayla and Mason vs. The Pirates.
  • Badass Bass: Mason. It was poked at in one episode when Boomer and Iris asked him to do a movie trailer.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Lanny
  • Bigger Bad: Yamakoshi is arguably the real schemer for the kings' downfall. This has importance later on, since he is really the evil twin of the first king.
    • Kaita the bat-rider, who was the malicious leader of the tarantula people who was imprisoned in the form of a mummy until Boz sneezed on him in combination with the bat medallion, causing him to terrorize Kinkow once more. He was also the killer of the kings' parents!
  • Big "NO!": When Lanny learned there was another cousin he needed to get rid of to become King of Kinkow, he would have shouted one but somebody hit him with a coconut.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Quite possibly unintentional, but the evil king's name is Kalakai. In Finnish Kala means Fish which is exactly what the evil king is.
  • Blessed with Suck: Brady and Boomer have "twinstinct", which causes both of them to feel pain when one of them is hurt.
  • Bound and Gagged: Mikayla in "Meet the Parent".
  • Broken Aesop: "Dinner for Squonks" arguably warns the viewers about respecting the attitudes of other cultures. However, the Squonks, while nice and well-meaning, did not respect the kings' culture, as they forced Brady and Boomer to do things that were disgusting for humans (assuming the Squonks are not human - it was implied they aren't by the way a Squonk with a human-looking and Squonk-sized twin said that twin was human).
  • Butt-Monkey: In several episodes, Lanny fills this role.
    • Mahama in pretty much every episode he appears in. Heck, he's almost as much of one as Kopelman. From almost being blamed in his first appearance, Publicly humiliated in Mason's humiliation ceremony, getting attacked by the king-hating Viking spirit while it's posessing Boomer, getting turned into one of The evil wizard's Zombie minions and so much more.
  • The Cast Showoff: Mitchel Musso.
  • Catchphrase:
    Brady: (while flexing) Boom, Boom, POW!
  • The Chosen One: Brady and Boomer may be the Kings of Legend, who will bring peace and prosperity back to the island. Brady and Mason believe it, while Boomer, the Elders, and even the oracular Lady of the Cave have their doubts.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Season 2 ends with the Evil King resuming his life as Lanny's pet fish Yamakoshi but Season 3 has no appearance of Yamakoshi or an explanation for his sudden disappearance.
  • Clashing Cousins: The twins and Lanny, though only one-sided.
  • Clingy Jealous Brother: Boz acts like this when Boomer reunites with his girlfriend in a recent episode, ends up with him crying alone in a room full of banana peels.
  • Clip Show/Courtroom Episode: Brady and Boomer were taken to court for blowing up the royal castle. (They were innocent.) The trial used a magic stone that showed memories of anyone who touched it. The episode was fittingly called "Let the Clips Show".
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land: Kinkow, full stop.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Mikayla is the only main character who hasn't fallen victim to this trope (for obvious reasons.)
  • Companion Cube: Stabitha, Mikayla's favorite machete. Mason's is named as well.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Brady towards Mikayla.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Brady and Boomer can kick surprising amounts of ass when Mason and Mikayla aren't there to bail them out. "Pair of Prom Kings", "Kings of Legend, pt. 2", and "Crouching Brady, Hidden Boomer" are prime examples.
  • Damned by Faint Praise: Boomer is given a plaque that reads 'your dancing makes others feel better about themselves'.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mikayla. Lanny isn't too bad himself.
    • Boz also has traces of this:
    Boz: "Wow, tough childhood. When I was five, I was naked and living in a tree."
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Brady and Boomer are, for the most part, unaware of Lanny's plot to get rid of them. The only characters who know are Mikayla and Mason.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Most of Lanny's schemes to get rid of the kings. Most of them rely on setting up circumstances so that others will get rid of them for him. In other instances (such as "Pair of Santas"), he chooses to be in the vicinity of these events, causing him to suffer instead.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: During Lanny's first brief stint as the King of Kinkow, he sent someone to the dungeons for defeating him in a checkers game years ago; another one for growing faster than him; several people, for unspecified reasons, to the dungeons, moss and tar pits (mostly the dungeons). And, if not for the fact the titular kings returned, we'd know what he had in mind for people he didn't like.
    • Later on, Lanny is temporarily alloted his own kingdom on the smallest of Kinkow's islands (which he deems Lanada). Everyone is impressed how quickly he fills up his dungeon.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Due to his time raised as an ape, Boz is seen wandering around barefoot in some episodes.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Mitchel Musso and Doc Shaw sing the theme song, "Top of the World".
  • Dude Magnet: Mikayla, of course.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Lanny finds himself on the wrong end of this trope in "Kings of Legend, pt. 2".
  • Evil Plan: Lanny has a lot of these kinds of schemes. He even keeps them in a briefcase!
  • The Evil Prince: Technically Lanny, as he was supposed to be king, but then Boomer and Brady came along, so Fridge Logic applied, he is now a prince.
  • Evil Twin: One of Kinkow's first two Kings was this to the other. He's responsible for the existence of the dark side of the island.
  • Expy: Queen Uber Oogli to Sadie Hawkins.
  • The Faceless: In Boz's debut episode, Brady appeared but was only seen from behind.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Lanny is jealous of Brady and Boomer for becoming the rulers instead of him.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: In the episode "Do Over", Brady and Boomer find a magical time traveling device that makes them start the whole day over every time they say "do over".
  • Happily Adopted: Boz was found by a nice ape family and raised as one of them until he was ten. He's seen keeping in touch with them and still considers himself a monkey at various points.
    • Interestingly, he rarely recalls his time in Mindu, but speaks fondly very often about his childhood with the ape family
  • Heel–Face Turn: Rebecca Dawson's dad during his backstory, who was a traitorous shaman of the tarantula people, and Lanny at the end of "Long Live the Kings".
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Boomer, Brady, and Boz are all completely unaware that Lanny hates them, wants the throne for himself, and is generally unpleasant.
  • Hypocrite: In "An Ice Girl for Boomer", Brady mocked Boomer for not actually going on a date with Rebecca Dawson yet, and stated that they didn't have a real relationship. This is in spite of the fact that he hadn't asked out Mikayla yet (something Boomer was quick to point out).
  • I Call It "Vera": Mikayla calls her machete "Stabitha".
  • Idiot Ball: The protagonists hold one with regards to Lanny, ignoring his poorly-concealing insults and attempts to get rid of them.
  • Idiot Hero: Oh, so much Boomer and Brady. They use stupid methods to solve the problems that they have caused (and they always succeed thanks to pure luck) and they are completely unaware of the fact that their cousin, Lanny, constantly plans on murdering them.
  • Japandering: During Mason's humiliation ceremony, it's revealed he once made a workout video only released in Finland. Lanny, as an Ambassador in Finland, brings up a copy for the ceremony. Unfortunately, for Lanny, Mason was the only Kinkownian he could humiliate without fear of retribution but not the only one featured in the video.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Mikayla's ex-boyfriend, Lucas, bares an uncanny resemblence to Boomer. Naturally, Boomer doesn't see it.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: Brady and Boomer as Sirocco and Siroccotaco.
  • Knife Nut: Mikayla really, REALLY, likes machetes. In one episode, knowing she might have reason to use one on Lanny, she gets extremely creepy and starts muttering about "shock and awe" while pondering her favorite machete, Stabitha.
    • She also owns a pocket machete, apparently.
    • In one episode, Boomer intends to lure her out by yelling out "Who wants free machetes?!"
  • Long-Lost Relative: Boz to Boomer and Brady.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Brady's crush on Mikayla often leads him to do some very stupid things.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Some of Brady's most unlikeable moments are also brought about due to his crush on Mikayla. He once banned all poetry on all the island after Mikayla and Boomer started going to poetry slams together (as friends).
  • Meaningful Name: Queen Uber Oogli.
  • Missing Mom: So far, there has been no mention of Mikayla's mother...
  • Ms. Fanservice: Mikayla.
    • Kicked up to 11 in "Pair of Prom Kings" when Mikayla exchanges her usual attire for a prom dress.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In the first episode, Boomer and Brady shatter the special, magical ruby of the island, causing the island to shake and the volcano to become active. It gets better, however, as the twins find the sister ruby.
    • In "Kings of Legend", their efforts to move the Taken for Granite Big Bad away from the island's dark side cause the statue to slide into the dark side, reviving him.
  • Noodle Implements: Fits in with their noodle incidents.
  • Noodle Incident: A fair few of them.
  • Not Me This Time: It was hard to believe Brady and Boomer weren't the ones to blow up the castle in "Let the Clips Show".
  • Oblivious to Hatred: The Kings are completely oblivious to Lanny's evilness and hatred for them and shower him with affection.
  • Obviously Evil: Lanny and Yamakoshi. Lanny should be pretty obvious to the audience, as he lets things slip out every so often, but the characters never seem to notice.
    Lanny: If you ever want revenge... here's my card.
    • Lanny seems to be the only character who understands when Yamakoshi talks.
    • Yamakoshi's true evil colors were revealed when he assumed the form of his previous incarnation as Kinkow's Evil King.
  • Oh, Crap!: Boomer and Brady have several of these moments, but other characters have had one.
    • Mason had his moment at his Ceremony of Shame when Lanny brought out his embarrassing exercise video.
    • Mason and Mikayla had several trying to hide Brady's Waka-Waka bite side-effects from his parents.
    • The saleswoman of the Cowboy and Supernatural shop had one, too, when she found out that he released the king-hating Viking spirit.
    • Lanny has had a fair share, especially when he realized he was standing over a shipment of weapons that were being dropped from the sky. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Only Sane Man: Mikayla and/or Mason usually fall into this role.
    • Mikayla seems to be straying away from this trope in season 3, most likely because Brady is no longer around to hit on her.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different
  • Overprotective Dad: Mason is this to Mikayla. It's made worse with the fact he's this ripped guy with a HUGE machete. It's not looking so good for guys who want to ask Mikayla out...
    • Kinkow traditions states that before you have to ask out a girl you have to get her father's permission... by surviving a night in the forest playing Hunting the Most Dangerous Game. The guy gets hunted down by the girl's father. No wonder Mikayla doesn't have a boyfriend...
  • Picked Last: Inverted Before any team captain would pick either of the titular Kings at school, they'd pick the girl walking on crutches and the janitor.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Boomer and Mikayla.
  • Poor Communication Kills: In "The Evil King". The ghost of King Malakai told Brady and Boomer to watch out for the "Evil Twin". He neglected to mention that it was his own evil twin, Kalakai, he was talking about. Without this crucial piece of information, Brady and Boomer wasted their time checking every twin on the island, and later, began to suspect each other of being evil.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of the second season, Mitchel Musso as Brady (who had been arrested for DUI) was written out of the show as moving back to Chicago following a breakup with Mikalya, and replaced by Adam Hicks as Boz.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Boomer's Junga Ball team.
  • Raised by Apes: Boz.
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: Though very rare, it is possible for a mixed race couple to have twins that each bear the physical features of a different race.
  • The Reveal: The Evil King mentioned in the Evil Twin part of this page reincarnated in Lanny's fish Yamakoshi.
  • Rigged Contest: For the King For a Day Contest, Lanny stuffed the ballot box with his name so he could win. Averted, however, because by some miracle, Lanny did not win. Invoked by Brady, who put in his own name as a joke.
  • Ring of Power: Each King has one.
  • Running Gag: The vase in the kings room gets broken every few episodes in various different ways.
    • They Killed Kenny Again: The vase always gets replaced off-screen.
      • The Clip Show suggests it's the same vase being repaired every time. The Kings placed on it a magical stone that shows memories of people who touch it and the stone showed memories of the vase being broken. And yes, after that, the vase gave in to the stone's weight.
      • When Boomer and Boz went to Chicago to visit Rebecca and her Dad, Boz intentionally broke Mr. Dawson's vase under the belief it'd repair itself as well.
      • Hilariously, in one episode Boomer intentionally tried to smash the vase, but couldn't.
      • In one episode, the vase is completely restored mere seconds after being broken.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: Brady, Boomer and Boz.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The ghosts sold at the Cowboy and Supernatural shop come in cans, and it just so happened that Brady let an evil ghost out by accident.
  • Series Goal: Lanny's is to get Brady and Boomer to leave Kinkow so he can take their place as ruler.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Siblings Share the Throne: The premise of the show.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Lanny is convinced he could be a better ruler than the kings, and could even push back the Dark Side forces.
  • Smug Snake: Lanny.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: After a giant spider is destroyed and the Kings got dirtied by it. When Brady asked asked Boomer if that's the reason Boomer said he needed a change of underwear, Boomer hesitated before answering 'Yes'.
    • When Mikayla got stuck with Brady in his body and Lanny in Boomer's (long story), Boomer assumed it was Mikayla making Brady skip like a girl and the trope came into play.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Boz to Brady.
  • Start My Own: Not satisfied with how Brady runs Kinkow's Junga Ball team, Boomer started his own team.
  • Studio Audience
  • Taken for Granite: Zadoc, the evil wizard from the "Kings Of Legend" two-parter was turned to stone a long time ago... then he got revived. Then, he got turned back to stone.
  • Title Drop: The show's name has been mentioned in-universe in "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Thumb and Thumber".
  • Token White: Brady in the main cast. Boz takes over this role in season 3.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The kings subtly, while their attitudes towards danger hasn't changed the fact that they are willing to face it and actually succeed in defeating some adversaries on their own shows that they have gotten better.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Inverted. You'd never know Boomer and Brady were twins until it is outright stated.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: The twin Queens of the island of Sununu. Despite the fact that Brady and Boomer had just saved their entire island from a stupidity-inducing curse (which they had brought upon themselves with their own arrogance), they mock their saviors, and demand that they leave the island. Justified because Brady and Boomer had previously taken advantage of the curse to convince the islanders to build a giant slingshot and some islanders got themselves killed from using it before the curse was broken.
  • Unknown Rival: Boomer, Boz and Brady are all totally oblivious to how Lanny is trying to get rid of them to become king himself, often misinterpreting his schemes as attempts to help. Rather than enjoy this, Lanny is infuriated that the trio don't even recognize him as a threat. The only ones who suspect his true nature are Mikayla and Mason.
  • The Unreveal: Nobody knows who the eldest brother is. This is the reason Brady (later Boz) and Boomer equally share the power as the Kings of Kinkow instead of the elder brother being the only king.
  • The Usurper: Lanny tries to get rid of the Kings. He briefly tasted victory when he told them they could save the island. by throwing themselves into Mount Spew for sacrifice. They instead got a MacGuffin so, until he and the people saw his cousins alive, he was the King. That time when Brady and Boomer left in shame after accidentally helping Zadoc to escape doesn't count because Lanny had no role in their leaving.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot/Vomit Discretion Shot: When the twins and the king for a day are in the nest of the giant prehistoric-like bird, they think that its going to speak to them. Cue a squick inducing pinkish deluge splattering on the twins. On another note...they LIKED it.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Brady's criminal alter ego "Scirocco" had his picture in a wanted poster reading "Barely Alive".
  • Wealthy Yacht Owner: When Brady and Boomer were arguing about each other's spending habits, Boomer called Brady out for having a yacht collection. Brady told Boomer to stop at this point because, as Kings, they might take the arguing way further otherwise.
  • Where the Heck Is Kinkow?: Kinkow's location is never clearly defined.
  • Who Would Want to Watch Us?: King Brady and King Boomer invited the host of one of their favorite shows to the island. When complaining about the island's weirdnesses to his agent, he was asked about making a series off it and he didn't find it a good idea.

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