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Acmetropolis is Acme Acres, and by extension, Earth.
Some time in the future, the Acme Corporation became a government-controlling Mega-Corp, and expanded Acme Acres until by 2772 it became a planet-wide city.

This series is a Stealth Parody of both Looney Tunes and action series in general that was never meant to be taken seriously.
Everything about the show itself supports this.
  • Agreed. The show was originally billed as an action-comedy.
    • just because it's an action-comedy doesn't mean it's a Stealth Parody.
      • It ain't just that; it's how bland and generic the whole thing is.
      • If we're counting everything we should also count how they were probably scrambling to salvage the show while trying to meet the original's deadline, and didn't have the time/resources to develop it as fully as they could've.

Descendants of the characters from Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Histeria!, Freakazoid!, and Road Rovers also live in this world.
Since it was established that the characters from all these shows lived in the same world as the Looney Tunes characters, no doubt their descendants also exist in the same time period as the Loonatics.
  • As an extension of this Lexi is descended from Buster and Babs while Ace is descended from Bugs and Lola.
  • Writing a Fan Fic with a semi-serious Freak, BRB.
  • Adding to this, at least one descendant of a Hysteria character has Time Travel powers.

Duck Dodgers takes place within the same universe.
This troper has noticed a lot of Mythology Gags with both shows. Such as the setting in space, the crime fighting organisations and the Planet Blanc.It's possible that Loonatics Unleased takes place many years afterwards.
  • Extending this, Danger Duck is a descendant of Duck Dodgers (and possibly Tyr'hanee, too).
    • Not sure how likely that is, what with the ties to Green Lantern mythology in "The Green Loontern." The Green Lanterns operate out of the planet at the center of the universe, and a different planet at the center of the universe is a big plot element in the second season of LU.

The powers the heroes gained were simply inactive before the meteor.
Because Slam, Tech, and Rev have the same powers as their ancestors. Danger Duck too, since Daffy had been shown to disappear behind an object and reappear elsewhere. Somewhere along the line they lost those capabilities, but got them back through the meteor strike.

Rev's Motor Mouth tendency is directly linked to whether he's got superpowers or is Brought Down to Normal at the given moment
  • This would explain why he speed-talks while power-swapped but has standard speech when his powers are completely removed.

Duck was bullied by a rabbit or group of rabbits at some point in his past who were all Spoiled Brats capable of saying Screw the Rules, I Have Money!.
  • And as such, he deeply resents Ace for resembling individuals who made him miserable and got away with it. It doesn't help that the rest of the team follows Ace's lead in picking on Duck whether or not he deserves it.

Alternately, in the future shown in the show, there are extreme prejudices against ducks that go beyond the Fantastic Racism we see exercised against anthros in general.
  • And so they're believed by anthros who aren't ducks to make themselves feel more important. While the rest of the team doesn't embrace these beliefs, their mistreatment of Duck feels like the prejudices he's faced his entire life and he lashes out in frustration.
The show not only exists in the Looney Tunes universe...
  • It was made behind the classic characters' backs. The executives at the time "decided" that they (the classic characters) weren't "connecting" with the audience (as the executives see them), and that as a result, the classic characters just weren't good enough an anymore. However, knowing the characters wouldn't approve of it, the executives decided to make this project in secret...or so they thought. The characters did find out, but knew deep down what the good people really wanted, so they decided wait and see what happens, and from there we have the rest of the story.
    • Moreover, also in-universe, the show has a disclaimer stating that "Bugs Bunny and his associates were not involved in the creation of this program. Warner Bros. Animation is solely responsible for its content", or something to that effect.


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