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"Ed Edd 'n' Eddy Z" is a flash animated series created by SSJ5G. The series is a cross over between the worlds of Ed, Edd n Eddy, Sonic the Hedgehog and a style and plot that bears great similarity to Dragonball Z, in which the Eds find out that they're Saiyans and meet with two cousins named Drew and Corey. Through training (and coming to terms with their true heritage), their strength, speed, and stamina become much greater, and they soon learn to use their powers to become protectors of the world.

Although some may think it's an odd idea to mix a show like Ed Edd 'n' Eddy with Dragon Ball Z, it ultimately manages to work, as the show manages to combine Ed Edd 'n' Eddy's Fourth Wall breaking banter and Dragon Ball Z's epic battles and moments, and the result being a series with a cult following with over 50 episodes, multiple fan-made specials, and one feature movie.

The show can be viewed on SSJ5G's alternate YouTube account here.


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  • AI Is A Crap Shoot: The Powerpuff Girls kill Professor Utonium, and go on a rampage to destroy all of Townsville.
  • Alternate History: Being a crossover, this is to be expected.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Professor Utonium toward the Saiyans, more specifically toward the Cousin Trio, as they were on opposing sides during the School Wars.
    • Eddy and Blossom share a mutual hatred of one another, such that Eddy was more than willing to settle the score with her alone.
  • Art Evolution: The series started off with crude recolors and edits of DBZ sprites and mediocre animation, but over time the animation quality improved.
  • Awesome, yet Impractical:
    • Drew can combine his FSSJ with the power of the Inner Gates to augment his strength, but doing so burns his ki out much faster and nearly kills him.
  • Badass Decay: In-Universe example with the Eds at the start of the Inheritance Saga. While they're still powerful fighters, they've been slacking off on their training for the past two years since the Powerpuff Girls were destroyed.
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  • Beam-O-War: Nearly every fight in the series has this. It's a Dragon Ball Z crossover, what did you expect?
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: It ain't Ed Edd 'n' Eddy without it.
  • Came Back Strong: The Saiyans' Zenkai allow for this.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The Heritage and Chaos Sagas are notorious for this.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Most of the more intense fights in the series have multiple fighters going after one character. This is used to either show how powerful said character is when they can destroy the fighters by themselves, or to show off the strength of the fighters' new forms, such as Master Emerald (ME for short) Saiyan or False Super Saiyan (FSSJ).
  • Deadpan Snarker: Eddy, and on occasion, Double D.
  • Demonic Spiders: Every once in a while, a Mook will show up and give the fighters a challenge...only for them to turn out to be a warm-up for the actual Big Bad.
  • Determinator: If there's one thing all of our main characters have in common, it's this. They won’t quit fighting until they drop dead.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Each of the Eds all have a certain fighting style that relates to their personality.
    • Ed is The Fighter. He is physically the strongest of the three and has the hardest hitting strikes, but is usually much more slower than the rest of the Eds.
    • Double D is The Mage. He has the greatest manipulation of Ki, being the one with the largest variety of techniques, but is the weakest physically.
    • Eddy is The Thief. He's the quickest of all of them and usually employs Hit-and-Run Tactics against his opponents. Sonic remarks in Episode 13 that Eddy's speed is one-tenth of his, and considering that was early in the series, it's unknown how fast he can go now.
  • Five-Man Band: The E-Fighters.
  • Expy:
    • Shadow crippling his own team’s chances at beating the Powerpuff Girls so that he can deal with them himself and his pride getting in the way is all too familiar with Vegeta. Ironically enough, although he has the same sprites and hair as Vegeta, Zach is nearly the opposite of him in terms of personality. With only one battle, he becomes fast friends with the Eds.
    • Drew uses similar sprites as Goku, but he’s more in line with Goku’s dad, Bardock. Both are the team’s tacticians in battle, both are aggressive in combat yet friendly to their allies, and both have similar color palettes (green and black).
  • Foreshadowing: Played with. Sometimes it's subtly given; other times, the foreshadowing is literally flashing in the viewer's face.
  • Goddamned Bats: The seemingly endless armies of androids that come after our heroes qualify as this, since they serve little purpose other than to distract them.
  • Healing Factor: A lot of the enemies and villains the cast encounters have this ability, with the only way to ensure their defeat is the total destruction of any and all trace of them.
  • Healing Hands: Tailsko.
  • Insistent Terminology: Played with. When Ed becomes a Super Saiyan in his fight against Anti-Corey, Silver makes a point of distinguishing the differences between Ed and his true personality, the Storm. What sets them apart is that the Storm is actually the one who can become a Super Saiyan, not Ed.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though he’s fighting to protect the world, Eddy's still as impulsive and arrogant as he always was. But despite that, it’s shown that he does greatly care for his friends and family.
    • Drew may also qualify in his behavior toward the Sonic characters.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Subverted. In the Chaos Saga, Corey has a brief fit of rage in which he fires a full-power Kamehameha meant to end the fight between the E-Fighters and the Sonic characters. Just before it impacts Angel Island, it suddenly careens toward the Master Emerald, shattering it and setting Chaos loose.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of the PPG Saga, Corey, Drew, and Zach are all drafted into the war effort in space by Zukai and Brandon.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Naturally, as it's based on Dragon Ball Z, plenty of fists go flying in this.
  • Split Personality: Ed suffers from this when he started training, one outside and one during combat. Soon, however, the two eventually started bonding, ultimately culminating in Ed becoming the second person in the series to become a Super Saiyan, when his true personality was unleashed.
  • Super Mode: Sonic, Shadow, and Knuckles all have one by using the Chaos Emeralds as the source of power.
    • The E-Fighters all have the Kaio-ken (with the exception of Zach, who uses Galick Energy); it's rendered obsolete with the advent of False Super Saiyan.
  • This Is Reality: Each of the Eds get these throughout the series, most notably Eddy.
  • Villain Team-Up: Professor Utonium and Dr. Eggman in the Revenge Saga not that it lasts for long.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Utonium to Townsville.

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