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"Why does taking over the world have to be so f***ing hard?"
Dr. Havoc (on the show's first teaser poster)

From Mark Cope, Carlo Moss, and Mitchell Davis of New Form Digital. First pitched in 2013, this show follows the misadventures of Dr. Darren Havoc, the titular mid-level evil supervillain hellbent on taking over the world armed with his trusty photon laser and a healthy sense of cynicism.

On June 5, 2015, this show was announced, and on June 16, 2015, a sneak peek was released in the form of the episode "Black Superhero".

The first six episodes of this show premiered on August 18th, 2016 on Fullscreen.note  Every other four new episodes premiered every Thursday, and the first season lasted for 30 episodes until September 29, 2016. More content premiered to TruTV in Summer 2018 as a part of their Late Night Snack series. The first episode aired on June 1st, 2018.

On October 23rd, 2019, the series would find a new home on Amazon Prime note 

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    Tropes A to D 
  • Advertising by Association: Is advertised as "from the guys who brought you The Most Popular Girls in School".
  • Advertised Extra: Flula Borg (Havoc's Weapon Dealer), Chester See (Jaydyn), and Allie Marie Evans (Havoc's date) are featured in the trailer, but they all only appear in one particular episode each.
  • Affectionate Parody: Mainly of the superhero/supervillain genre.
  • Agony of the Feet:
    • The heels that Crystal Mynxx wears hurts her feet like hell; she is most relieved when she finally takes them off.
    • In Episode 15, while working in his lab, Havoc accidentally steps on Kim's shoe.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The robots in Episode 19 turn out like this thanks to being too intelligent. Thankfully, it doesn't last.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: In Episode 25, when his first date blows him off for being too nice, Havoc must prove just how much of a bad boy he can be.
  • Almost Kiss: Between Kim and Darren in the 1996 flashback of Episode 18, twice. The first time, they're interrupted by a ringing phone; the second time, they're cut off by Kim's shitty boss.
  • And I Must Scream: Downplayed and Played for Laughs in Episode 25; Havoc injects a neurotoxin into two annoying idiots in the theater so that they'll stay paralyzed for eight hours, meaning that they'll watch the movie a total of four times stuck together.
  • Antagonist Title
  • Art Shift: On occasion, there can be a switch from Stop Motion to mere dolls being waved and thrown around the set.
  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: In Episode 23, Brock eagerly tells his clone "son" to hop onto his back. His clone does... and promptly crushes Brock with his adult weight. Cue Brock yelling at his clone to get off him (they settle for Holding Hands instead).
  • Bad "Bad Acting":
    • Brock faking being dead in Episode 1.
    • Von Duct imitating Brock in Episode 23.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Averted and Justified in regards to nipples; all these dolls are made from scratch (which includes a 3D printer).
  • Berserk Button: Never, ever, call Gail "sweetheart". Poor Havoc learned this the hard way in Episode 8.
  • Be Yourself: The lesson that Havoc teaches Crystal Mynxx in Episode 8. Unfortunately, that lesson ends up working a little TOO well...
  • Big Applesauce: Dr. Havoc's favorite target. He never succeeds in ever blowing it up...
  • The Big Board: Dr. Havoc does this with a world map and model rockets on a large table in Episode 2.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Havocs.
  • Bittersweet Ending: An episode may end like this at its very best, when it's not an outright Downer Ending or Cruel Twist Ending.
  • Black-and-Grey Morality: When Von Duct is revealed to be the real evil mastermind.
  • Black Comedy: And in Episode 16, "Black Superhero", figuratively and literally.
  • Bloody Hilarious: Dr. Havoc's eardrums start bleeding after Brock fires his gun inside of the submarine in Episode 17.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: Havoc does this after he finishes telling the tale of how he first met Kim to Nighthook in Episode 18.
  • Body Wipe: Every single title screen.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: A three-way variant occurs between Havoc, Kim, and Brock in "Therapy".
  • Book Ends:
    • Episodes 1, 8, and 19 begin and end with Dr. Havoc writing in his diary.
    • Episode 15 begins and ends with Havoc working on his new BFG.
  • Bookcase Passage: Dr. Havoc is revealed to have one of these in his office.
  • Born as an Adult:
    • Episode 3 reveals that the Henchman clones all come out as full-size, but start out with infant mentalities. Unfortunately, the highest their mentalities can go are teenage (Von Duct has been working on it, though).
    • The Brock clone made in Episode 11 came out full size, but he has the mentality of a two-year-old.
  • Bottle Episode:
    • Episode 17, in which a majority of the episode takes place in Havoc's submarine.
    • Episode 27, the episode where Dr. Havoc, Kim, and Brock go to Couple's Therapy.
  • Bratty Teenage Son: The teenage minds of the Henchman clones in Episode 3 fit this to the point of parody.
    Von Duct: Hey! HEY! I zot I told you to clean up [your] room!
    Henchman Steve 1: (smoking pot) Fuck you!
    Henchman Kyle: Yeah, fuck you, Professor Von Dick! (they laugh)
    Von Duct: Hey, where's your brother? (sees him masturbating) Hey, zhtop that! Now ZHTOP THAT!
    Henchman Steve 2: (turns his head) You're not my real dad!
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In Episode 6, when Dr. Havoc wonder where the other supervillains are.
    Dr. Havoc: What about Professor Dark Heart?
    General Plague: He's dead.
    Dr. Havoc: Aw, Jesus. Evil Eddie?
    Matt: He's in prison.
    Dr. Havoc: Damn! BluntForce?
    General Plague: He died...
    Matt: ...While in prison.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: At the beginning of Episode 4:
    Dr. Havoc: Dear Diary, it is 1:30 AM on New Year's Day. Which is six hours since I had dinner, 30 minutes until I go to bed, and exactly 2 hours since I was supposed to blow up New York.
  • Breast Attack:
    • Dr. Havoc mentions this in Episode 2; he insists that if he were to store a ballpoint pen gun in his shirt pocket, he'd shoot his nipple off. Which is what actually happens at the end of the episode.
    • Ally mentions this in Episode 10 by saying that she'd rather cut her tits off than wear an embarrassing Fun T-Shirt.
    • Kim and Nadia give each other titty twisters in Episode 21.
  • Breather Episode: "Black Superhero", which is the episode that comes right after "Kim Leaves".
  • Brick Joke: In Episode 4, when Dr. Havoc issues a ban on all countdowns in his lair after a botched rocket launch, he also prevents his microwave from functioning. At the end of the episode, a hungry Nighthook complains that Havoc's microwave is broken.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: In Episode 13, it's revealed that a lot of Ally's dates piss themselves thanks to you-know-who on their tails.
  • Broken Record: At the end of Episode 4, Havoc repeatedly pushes the countdown timer button.
    Computer Voice: Nineteen minutes until launch. Nineteen min-nineteen-nine-nine-nine-nine—nine-ninet...
  • Brother–Sister Team: The Super Kids. There's actually two brothers and one sister.
  • Brown Bag Mask: The Living Art Exhibit in Episode 16. Bonus points for actually wearing the Shia LaBeouf "I Am Not Famous Anymore" paper bag mask.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Ally (really Dr. Havoc) does this to her mother on the phone, in Episode 24.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Super Jamaal does this in Episode 16.
    • Nadia does this in Episode 21.
    Nadia: Mother Russia! Tiger Punch! Swan Punch! Goose Kick! Snake Kick! Quirky Punch! Titty Twister!
  • Casting Gag: At lot to The Most Popular Girls in School.
    • Nighthook, voiced by Garrett Mendez, is based on Batman; Trisha Cappelletti, also voiced by Garrett Mendez, is a huge fan of Ben Affleck.
    • The idiotic Minions happen to share the same voices as the two Trishas.
    • Professor Von Duct is voiced by Aaron Krebs, who voices Cameron Van Buren in the other series.
    • Matthew Derringer, played by Dave Hill, has no penis or testicles due to a birth defect; in the final episode of Dr. Havoc's Diary, it's revealed that Brock Mason, who is also played by Dave Hill, had received a vasectomy 20 years prior to the present date.
  • Cat Fight: In Episode 21, between Kim and Nadia.
  • The Chew Toy:
    • The Henchmen.
    • Invoked by Von Duct with a Havoc clone named Carl in Episode 11, so that Von Duct can blow off his anger towards his boss.
    • The Minions, even more so.
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: In Episode 10, the Havocs go on vacation so Dr. Havoc can finally spend some quality time with his family. Cue things like a valuable diamond, the G8 meeting at the hotel, and Nighthook suddenly showing up, all tempting him.
  • Company Cross References: Various to The Most Popular Girls in School, Extra Credit Studio's first show:
    • If you look really closely in the background of the weapons lab, you can see the victory picture from the finale of Season 3.
    • In Episode 3, a Henchman jacks off to a Playtoy magazine with Mackenzie Zales on the cover.
    • At the end of Episode 7, Brock signs out with a Van Buren "Byeeee!"
    • In Episode 11, two Henchmen tell the story of a girl getting her arms ripped off.
    • In Episode 12, Von Duct references replacing an arm with a robotic prosthetic. It's even shown on display in the lair.
  • Continuity Nod: Just like The Most Popular Girls in School, this show always makes sure to remind you of all the crazy shit that has happened in previous episodes.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: The whole Who's Your Daddy? dilemma could've been resolved quickly if Brock had just brought up his vasectomy from 20 years prior sooner to Kim.
  • Creepy Monotone: The Robots in Episode 19.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Nearly all of the Minions in Episode 14 are easily taken out by the military thanks to their sheer stupidity and lust.
  • Deconstructive Parody: Again, mainly of the superhero/supervillain genre.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: A "Photon Laser". As opposed to a baryon laser...
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • Brock's decision to fight on top of a train in Episode 9. Havoc repeatedly calls him out on it.
    • In Episode 17, Brock sneaks into Dr. Havoc's submarine by cutting a hole in a wall. Guess what eventually happens?
  • Door Focus: A variant happens in Episode 27; when Kim storms out of Couple's Therapy after it gets too heated, she momentarily comes back to collect her purse before finally leaving for good.
  • Dramatic Drop: In Episode 26, Brock does this with a bowl of mixed batter when he sees his clone "son" in bed with Ally.
  • Driven to Suicide: Robo-Havoc and Robo-Brock after finding out that none of their calculations for their futures end positively in Episode 19.

    Tropes E to M 
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • In the first episode, the Kim doll being used was the one really meant for the 1996 flashback.
    • Due to "Black Superhero" being made early in production, the ending shows Havoc writing in his diary inside of his lair rather than in his office.
  • Ejection Seat: Dr. Havoc has this equipped in his car. He accidentally ejects his date out by pressing the wrong button in Episode 25.
    Dr. Havoc: Oh, fuuuuck.
  • Enemy Mine: From Episode 17 onward, Brock and Havoc start bonding over the fact that Kim drives them both off the wall. Then, in Episodes 29 and 30, Havoc and Brock work together to try to stop Von Duct from taking over the world.
  • Erotic Asphyxiation: What Nadia does to Brock in Episode 7. Havoc assumes that she's killing him, so he promptly leaves the two be. Dramatic Irony ensues.
  • Everything Is Online: In Episode 9, Havoc lampshades how everybody only watches their favorite TV shows online nowadays, and there's therefore no use for a DVR anymore.
  • Evil Is Petty: At the end of Episode 6, when Dr. Havoc joins up with his old villain buddies for a night out on the town, they leave some muggers (long story) with the bill.
  • Expendable Clone: The Henchmen.
  • Explosive Breeder: The Minions screw and reproduce at rabbit speeds.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: The Minions are always keen on fucking things. Even inanimate objects, and dead things. Even in the middle of a battle.
  • "Fawlty Towers" Plot:
    • For about a half of Episode 5, after Ally accidentally intrudes on Havoc's meeting with his weapon dealer.
    • This happens for a bit in Episode 10 when Ally and Kim see Nighthook with Havoc. It starts out as lying about Nighthook being their waiter, and it goes downhill from there.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In Episode 3, we are introduced to Henchman clones with the minds of infants who see Von Duct as their father. In Episode 11, a Brock clone is created, and runs off before returning as a Chekhov's Gunman in Episode 23; the real Brock ends up meeting said clone (in which the latter has the mind of a two-year-old), sees him as his "son", and adopts him.
    • In Episode 2, Von Duct wishes out loud that henchmen would praise his assistance and inventions. Episode 28 onward reveals that he has pretty much the same motivations and level of self-loathing as Havoc.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Episode 24, appropriately called "Freaky Friday". All thanks to one of Havoc's machines, this happens between Ally and Havoc, and then between various other characters as well. Oh, and Voices Are Not Mental.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • Dr. Havoc: Superego.
    • Kim: Ego.
    • Brock Mason: Id.
  • Funny Background Event: Brock fucking women on a camera that Havoc planted in his room, that plays in Episodes 7 and 15.
  • Fun T-Shirt: In Episode 10, we have Dr. Havoc and his "Havoc Family Vacation" matching t-shirts.
    Kim: (Beat) Yeah, I'm not gonna wear that.
    Ally: Ew, dad.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X":
    • In Episode 8, the childish Henchmen laugh at the word "butthole".
    • In Episode 12, Fantasti-Girl takes great delight in the word "rapist", much to Havoc's chagrin.
    Fantasti-Girl: (to her mother on Havoc's phone) Mom, what's a rapist?
  • Hope Spot: In Episode 28, Havoc is trapped in space and is calling for help via video feed. A Minion comes in, and Havoc tells him to go get help... only for said Minion to bring in a chair to start fucking with. Fortunately, seconds later, Kim enters.
  • How We Got Here: Happens numerous times, always with Dr. Havoc writing in his diary about it. For example, Episode 10 opens with Kim and Ally storming out of the hotel room, leaving Havoc behind; the rest of the episode showcases what happened.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In Episode 30, when the Henchmen discuss how confusing lookalike people with the same names are.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Fantasti-Girl possesses these.
  • Go to Your Room!: When Brock hits on Ally in Episode 26, Havoc instructs her to do this (despite Ally pointing out that they're in Brock's home).
  • Gray-and-Grey Morality: In general, lots of people are assholes in their own way in this series, yet nobody is truly that evil.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Havoc gets multiple of these in a row in Episode 8, courtesy of Gail.
    Havoc: And so, Diary... I think I'm gonna go soak my testicles in a bowl of ice.
    • In Episode 24, Havoc!Ally, in a fit of rage, accidentally punches herself in the dick. Ally!Havoc calls her out on it.
    Ally!Havoc: What the fuck did you think that was gonna do?
  • Gun Twirling: In Episode 3, a Henchman engages in this.
  • Guttural Growler: Nighthook is a parody of Batman, what do you think?
  • Hard Truth Aesop: In Episode 13: "You sometimes have to take away your child's happiness if it's better for them in the long run".
  • I Can't Hear You: Everybody in the submarine in Episode 17 goes half-deaf after Brock fires his gun inside said submarine, which had triggered a loud, high-pitched ringing.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: This show is practically married to gun humor.
    • Dr. Havoc accidentally injures himself with von Duct's trick gun (and, eventually, with the pen gun in his shirt pocket) in Episode 2.
    • Episode 2 has an army soldier pick up and examine a lamp... which is in fact a gun. Guess what happens next.
    • Ally kills someone (and injures Brock) this way in Episode 5.
    • A Minion shoots themself this way in Episode 14. By chewing on a gun.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: One promo pic had Dr. Havoc sitting on his couch with a beer in one hand, and his forehead in the other.
  • Internal Reveal: In Episode 26, Dr. Havoc reveals to Ally that Brock Mason may in fact be her biological father.
  • I Want My Mommy!: Action Boy says this after his arm has been broken for a while, in Episode 12, combined with Punctuated! For! Emphasis!.
  • In Love with the Mark: The female Russian assassin, Nadia, that Dr. Havoc hires tries to kill Brock with Out with a Bang in Episode 7. She fails.
  • Just Shoot Him: What Dr. Havoc plans to do to Brock; the latter questions why Havoc wouldn't want to use a more dramatic method to kill him.
  • Kid Hero: We have two, that are the main focus of Episode 12; the episode in question is aptly titled "Super Kids". Exaggerated when their baby brother Toby is also shown to be a superhero!
  • Lampshade Hanging: A par of a Deconstructive Parody show.
  • Leg Cling: In Episode 14, a Minion does this to a soldier. And starts humping it.
  • Let Me Get This Straight...:
    • In Episode 17:
    Havoc: ...Are you seriously asking me to take back the wife that you stole from me?
    Brock: Oh, yeah, I stole her. Yeah, that’s right. That was my plan. "Oh, hey Kim, why don't you move into my sweet-ass apartment, and ruin my fucking life?!" Does that sound like something I would say?! Hm?! Does it, Havoc?! Is that how I talk?! DO I TALK LIKE THAT, HAVOC?!?
    • In Episode 26:
    Havoc: ...In order to get me to tell my daughter, that you may in fact, be her biological father, you are threatening to seduce said daughter, and possibly have sex with her, even though you may, in fact, be her father?!
    Brock: (Beat) Yes. Right now, that is my plan.
  • Little Useless Gun: Averted with the ballpoint pen gun.
  • Love at First Sight: When Kim and Darren first see what each other looks like, in 1996.
  • Make-Out Point: Featured in Episodes 13 and 25. And both times, it doesn't end well.
  • Manchild:
    • The adult-sized Henchmen's mentalities range from infant to teenage.
    • The Brock clone made in Episode 11 has the mentality of a two-year-old.
  • Mathematician's Answer: In Episode 9:
    Havoc: So... what is for dinner?
    Kim: I already ate.
  • Mishmash Museum: In "Black Superhero", we have Cardboard Box Exhibits, Exit Sign Exhibits, and (possibly) Janitor's Closet exhibits... all in the same room (maybe).
  • Mood Whiplash: In a scene of Episode 12, the Henchmen cheer and woop for stopping the Kid Superheroes... all the while Action Boy is bawling about his broken arm (that the Henchmen caused by knocking him over with their adult bodies).
  • Mooks: Dr. Havoc has quite a few. Episode 3 even goes into great detail on how there are so identically many, and why they're just so damn stupid.
  • Multi-Part Episode: Episodes 29 and 30, "Survival & Revenge".

    Tropes N to R 
  • Naked Apron: Brock wears one in Episode 26.
  • Ninja: Nighthook is this, and he—what else—breaks Havoc's lights for a dramatic entry.
  • No Dead Body Poops: Averted with the Henchmen in Episode 17. Brock is surprised that it actually happens, since he never sticks around his victims.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Havoc says this trope word-for-word in Episode 8 as he write down how he helped Crystal Mynxx/Gail the week before.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: At the start of Episode 15, a very busy-at-his-job Havoc blocks out Kim's several statements that she is leaving him.
  • Off with His Head!:
    • In Episode 3, happens to one mook during a fight with Brock after being flung and hitting his head against some barrels, hard.
      Random Henchman: Oh yeah, he's dead.
    • In Episode 9, a Henchman on top of a train gets beheaded thanks to a flying pigeon. Unlike the last time, Brock throws up.
    • In Episode 19, Robo-Havoc and Robo-Brock kill themselves this way.
  • Oh, and X Dies: The beginning of Episode 25 says that Havoc's date had died; the end of the episode shows us how and why she died.
  • Once per Episode: Dr. Havoc writing the results of today's events in his diary.
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: In Episode 30, when Brock's clone "son" is killed:
    Havoc: Relax Brock, I'll grow you a new one.
    Brock: It won't be the same!
    Havoc: He'll be exactly the same!
  • Origins Episode: Episode 18, also revealing how Darren and Kim met in 1996. The episode in question is even called "Origin Stories".
  • Outlaw Couple: Kim and Darren were this back in the late 90s; they first met when he was holding everyone up at gunpoint during a bank robbery, and then she taught him some lessons in crime.
  • Overly-Long Gag:
    • Nighthook struggling to get a homeless man out of a tight pile of dead henchmen in Episode 4.
    • Havoc's Stunned Silence in Episode 15.
  • Pastiche:
    • Of superhero and spy genres, in which the titular protagonist is a supervillain in the throes of a midlife crisis.
    • Nighthook himself is one for Batman. Havoc points out the oddities.
    • Superpowered Man is obviously one for Superman.
  • Pants-Positive Safety: Double-Subverted in Episode 2; Dr. Havoc insists that if he were to store a ballpoint pen gun in his shirt pocket, he'd shoot his nipple off. Guess what happens anyway at the end of the episode?
  • Parents Walk In at the Worst Time: In Episode 26, Havoc and Brock walk in on Ally and Clone Brock making out in her bed.
  • Pass the Popcorn: A variant in Episode 21; during Nadia and Kim's battle, Brock just watches the whole thing while sipping on his drink.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Ally's 19-year-old date, Jayden, is one of these; he doesn't even make eye contact with Havoc when he first greets him at the door in Episode 13.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: In Episode 19, the Robots with personalities based off male people will have blue or gray "mouths" while the Robots based off female people will have red "mouths" instead.
  • Police Brutality: At the end of Episode 16, "Black Superhero". Guess why.
  • Potty Failure: The Brock Clone, who has the mind of a two-year-old, shits himself on the way to Havoc's lair in Episode 23.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: Double Subverted when Dr. Havoc shoots the Living Art Exhibit in "Black Superhero".
  • Promise Me You Won't X: In Episode 27, despite Havoc holding the "Honesty Paddle" that would supposedly let him freely speak his mind without being judged, Kim and Brock still can't help but laugh at him anyway when he says that he feels like a little boy whenever he's looked down on.

  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: Many jokes and gags can happen so quickly at once, in an episode's span of 5-to-10 minutes.
  • Realistic Diction Is Unrealistic: Averted, just like with The Most Popular Girls in School.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Robots in Episode 19.
  • Reference Overdosed: See a pattern to all the similarities to The Most Popular Girls in School here?
  • Reverse Psychology: In Episode 30.
    Henchman Kyle: I'm sorry! I have to follow [Von Duct's] orders.
    Dr. Havoc: Wait. What are your exact orders?
    Kyle: "Do not do anything Dr. Havoc tells you."
    Havoc: [sighs] Okay then. Do not show me where Professor Von Duct's lair is.
    Kyle: Right this way. [leads him]
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: The too-intelligent robots in Episode 19 end up taking on the personas of Havoc, Brock, and Kim.
  • Rummage Fail: Near the end of Episode 21, Havoc pulls out a dildo for some reason instead of pulling out his handgun.
  • Running Gag: Something great happening, and then Dr. Havoc making political commentary about it for some minutes.

    Tropes S to Z 
  • Scary Stinging Swarm: In Episode 1, Brock references using a shit-load of bees as one of the more Awesome, but Impractical ways that Havoc could kill him.
  • Science Fair: One takes place at Ally's school in Episode 24.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When Dr. Havoc sees the news that The Protagonauts are coming to Los Angeles, he decides to pack up his things and leave the building hes in.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Episode 20; Dr. Havoc encounters an opponent unlike any hes ever encountered before: a superhero equipped with literally every superpower. Havoc instantly realizes that there's no reason to engage with him in battle, so he packs up and goes home.
  • Shark Pool: In Episode 1, Brock references this as one of the more Awesome, but Impractical ways that Havoc could kill him.
  • Shoe Phone: Professor von Duct can make even the most ordinary object into a gun while that very object still retains its original shape. That includes ballpoint pens, lamps, office chairs, toy dogs, muffin trays, and even adult diapers.
  • Shout-Out: We have a parody of the Minions.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: The characters that recur more often—Nighthook (Garrett Mendez), Gail (Christine Tarbet), the Henchmen (Carlo Moss and Ray Hebel)—, are not featured in the trailer.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: More Cynical than MPGiS, just to give you an idea.
  • Space Episode: Episode 28.
  • Special Guest: For example, we have Grace Helbig as Havoc's daughter Ally, and Flula Borg as Dr. Havoc's weapon dealer.
  • Spin the Earth Backwards: Superpowered Man says that he can do this, as an obvious Shout-Out to you-know-who.
  • Springtime for Hitler:
    • In Episode 21, Havoc sends Nadia after Brock in order to make Kim jealous. The three end up having sex together when Havoc ends up out cold.
    • In Episode 30, thanks to Von Duct's evildoings, Havoc actually wins.
  • Straw Feminist: After Dr. Havoc tells Crystal Mynxx to Be Yourself and wear whatever she wants in Episode 8, she becomes this under the name of Gail.
  • Stress Vomit: Dr. Havoc and Ally both do this in Episode 26 (see Vomit Discretion Shot below for further details).
  • Stunned Silence:
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Being a Deconstructive Parody and all. Examples include:
    • Episode 8 shows that a revealing costume, no matter how sexy it looks, is completely and totally inappropriate for crime fighting. And that it hurts your body like hell.
    • As revealed in Episode 12, children are too physically, mentally, and emotionally immature to be superheroes.
    • Because he's in a secret bunker 20 feet underground, Dr. Havoc can't properly acquire wi-fi.
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes: In Episode 30, despite Havoc saying that villains never win and is going to stop trying to take over the world, thanks to Von Duct, Havoc actually wins.
  • Take That!:
    • Episode 22 takes jabs at Tumblr and its Political Correctness.
    • "Millennial Man" pokes fun at, you guessed it, Millennials.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • In the beginning of Episode 3, Dr. Havoc writes in his diary that it's great to have a win day. Cue Brock stealing a briefcase full of nuclear codes.
    Dr. Havoc: (sighs) Never mind. God, I hate Mondays.
    • In Episode 17, Havoc joyfully says that nobody is going to find the him, his crew, and the submarine underwater. Cue Brock swimming after the sub and sneaking in.
  • Terror at Make-Out Point: In Episode 25, Havoc accidentally presses the Ejection Seat button. Cue dead body of his date at the bottom of the mountain.
  • Three-Way Sex: Between Kim, Brock, and Nadia in Episode 21.
  • Toilet Humor:
    • In Episode 17, we avert No Dead Body Poops, and when the submarine starts leaking, Havoc equates it to a giant unflushed toilet.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Gail has a rather deep and raspy voice.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • Havoc's henchmen; the entirety of Episode 3 shows us very good reasons why.
    • The Minions showcased in Episode 14 are even worse.
  • Torso with a View: This happens to a Henchman after getting caught in fire with Havoc's new BFG, in Episode 12.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The trailer spoils the twists of Episodes 21 and 25.
  • Traintop Battle: Episode 9, called "Battle on Top of a Train". And of course, Surprisingly Realistic Outcome occurs.
    Dr. Havoc: (to Brock) Well, well, well, what do we have-(the train bumps a bit) woah! This is really fucking dangerous.
  • Two Words: Added Emphasis: At the end of Episode 9:
    Dr. Havoc: Dear Diary: fuck trains.
  • The Unintelligible: The Minions.
  • The Un-Reveal: At the end of Episode 27, we never get to hear Havoc's final thoughts about therapy because he's cut off by a phone call.
  • Vacation Episode: Episode 10, where the Havocs travel to Puerto Vallarta for three days of sun, fun, and relaxation. It doesn't end well.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: In Episode 29, Kim pulls out and puts back folded-up divorce papers this way.
  • Villains Out Shopping: In Episode 6, Dr. Havoc joins up with his old villain buddies, General Plague and Megahammer, for a night out on the town. The episode in question is even called "Villains Night Out".
  • Villain Protagonist: Guess who.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot:
    • Brock pukes from the top of a train upon witnessing a henchman get beheaded by a pigeon, in Episode 9.
    • Havoc leans over his desk and throws up in Episode 26 after recalling today's events. Ally leans over her bed and throws up in the same episode after learning that she was nearly sleeping with a Brock clone and finding out that Brock may be her biological father.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Episode 15: "Kim Leaves"; Kim announces that she wants a divorce and is moving in with Brock. Havoc does not handle it well, but he remains single for the rest of Season 1. There's also now a possibility that Brock could be Ally's real biological father.
    • Episode 28: Von Duct is revealed to be Evil All Along, and has a plan to Take Over the World.
    • Episode 30: Brock turns out to not Ally's father after all, and Havoc actually wins thanks to the real Big Bad, Von Duct.
  • Wham Line:
    • In Episode 15:
      Kim: There's a—a chance... that Brock Mason could be Ally's biological father.
  • Who Would Be Stupid Enough?: In Episode 12, Havoc questions this about what kind of man would give his grandchildren superpowers. Later on, in the same episode, he questions the kids' mother in a similar way about letting them go out fighting crime on a school night.
  • Who's Your Daddy?: A subplot from Episode 15 onward, regarding who, out of Havoc or Brock, is Ally's real biological father. In the end, it turns out to be Havoc after all.
  • World of Ham: Pretty much every single character in this series is a Large Ham.


Dr. Havoc's Diary

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