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"Super Science Friends" is an animated series created by Brett Jubinville and broadcast worldwide on YouTube and on Frederator's Cartoon Hangover VRV Channel in the United States. The series revolves around a group of super-powered scientists, including Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Tapputi, who are brought together by Winston Churchill to travel through time fighting supervillains.

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This series provides examples of:

  • Accidental Murder: Einstein accidentally decapitates his hero Isaac Newton when he throws an apple too fast into his head.
  • Adventures in Comaland: In "Full Metal Scientist", Einstein briefly passes out and talks to the murdered original Einstein in the afterlife.
  • Affectionate Pickpocket: Tesla and his rival Edison reconcile their differences and hug ... then Edison pickpockets Tesla's patents.
  • Animorphism: Darwin's superpower.
  • Arch-Enemy: Tesla has Thomas Edison, and Freud has Carl Jung. While cut from the final project, Tapputi's nemesis Matahari can still be seen in the opening sequence alongside other foes.
  • Artificial Limbs: Tesla has a robot arm as of "Nikola Tesla's Excellent Adventure".
  • Artistic License – Biology: For a series centered around science, the spinoff "Marie Curie's Periodic Pantry" has a pretty glaring error in the "Helium" episode. While helium is a nonreactive gas and is not poisonous in and of itself, breathing in too much of it can kill you by oxygen-displacement asphyxiation—that's why playing around with it makes you lightheaded after a while. That Nazi should have been dead within the hour after breathing in nothing but helium, not pumping his fists and declaring immortality.
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  • Blood Knight: Churchill loves military strategy so much he has nightmares about world peace.
  • The Chew Toy: Philipp, the adorable little boy who constantly suffers because of the oblivious Super Science Friends. In Episode 7, he gets his revenge.
  • Christmas Episode: "A Super Science Friends Christmas".
  • Close-Enough Timeline: After Newton was accidentally killed, Freud dressed up as him, and ensured Newton's discoveries came to light anyways.
  • The Comically Serious: Marie Curie.
    Curie: And so I told him he had cancer, and he was going to die.
    Tapputi: You said this was a funny story.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu??: Churchill kills God with the British Navy.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Near constantly with Sigmund Freud.
  • Historical Domain Superperson: The premise is that historical scientists form their own team of Science Heroes lead by Winston Churchill, do time travel and fight Nazis. The members consist of:
    • Sigmund Freud: The team's telepath who has the ability to control people's sexual thoughts.
    • Nikola Tesla: Fittingly has electrical powers.
    • Marie Curie: Her ring gives her various radiation powers such as shields, disintegration, and x-ray vision.
    • Tapputi (The world's first chemist): Her tonics and perfumes create seductive illusions to fool men.
    • Albert Einstein: A teenage clone of the original who has Super Speed as a result of understanding that time is relative.
    • Charles Darwin: Has the ability to shapeshift into any living (or extinct) animal.
  • "Home Alone" Antics: In Episode 5, Z3 defends Big Ben from Nazis using this...before finally deciding just to beat them to death with a baseball bat.
  • Horny Scientist: Freud has the power to control people's sexual thoughts, and can turn anything into an innuendo.
    • Tapputi uses her perfumes to cloud men's minds with seductive illusions, and her past flings include Jesus and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
  • Instant Sedation: Chloroform rags are used on both Freud and Z3 in "Freudian Sleep".
  • Luminescent Blush: Einstein, occasionally.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While not normally beautiful, Tapputi sports a rather curvaceous figure alongside exaggerated Jiggle Physics in the anime inspired episode "Fullmetal Scientist''.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Most of the Super Scientists look like they did in real life, complete with period-appropriate clothes. Meanwhile, Ada Lovelace looks like a sci-fi cyborg refugee from a dystopian novel, complete with shaved head and futuristic tattoos.
    • To a lesser extent, Darwin is the only member of the cast to be drawn with black bead eyes, rather than the more realistic pupil-and-sclera everyone else sports.
  • Oedipus Complex: Brought up frequently by Freud.
  • Once More, with Clarity!: Tesla at the end of episode 2 when he looks back on his encounters with Edison and realizes Edison's dialogue was more benign than first thought.
  • Pun-Based Title: "Nobel of the Ball" and "Freudian Sleep".
  • Shout-Out: Cobb and Ariadne from Inception are visible at a background cafe table in "Freudian Sleep".
  • Science Hero: Ostensibly. They try, anyway.
  • Stupid Jetpack Hitler: Those Wacky Nazis use laser guns and build a giant Hitlerbot.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Robert Oppenheimer has Shiva, a 30-foot multi-armed destroyer personifying his guilt over creating the atomic bomb.
  • Take That!: The 'Dead-Zone', a location where 'science holds no power' turns out to be The Bible Belt.
    • Episode 5 is this to Young Earth Creationists.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Marie Curie and Tapputi.
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