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What might you get if you had a video camera, a lot of BIONICLE toys lying around, and a desire to marry brilliance and stupidity? Doubtless it would look a lot like The Chronicles of Jaller, a Youtube series starring the eponymous Idiot Hero and his fellow misfits: Axon, his bitter uncle, Hewkii, his (marginally) smarter brother, Black Piraka, a hapless bystander, and others.


The series has since been discontinued due to the primary creator, Stephen, deciding to focus more on college...until 2017, when on the tenth anniversary of the series Stephen officially announced Jaller 3 and a release date.

Tropes present include:

  • Aborted Arc: Jaller's return from being kidnapped was going to be much longer and more complex, even including a song. Axon is unimpressed.
  • Adaptation Name Change:
    • Nuparu, for some reason or another, is renamed Hahli.
    • Black Piraka isn't Reidak. He's not Reidak.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Penguin the Penguin. Though according to him, you do say the first one a leetle differently.
  • Amusing Injuries: So many that they did a video discussing the various types of funny injuries Jaller experienced in-depth.
  • An Aesop: Parodied. At the end of "Axon Gets Kidnapped", Axon concedes that not all Hero Factory characters are "stupid lame dumbwads," at which point Furno shows up wanting to join them. Jaller shoots him on the spot.
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  • Babysitter from Hell: Jaller's brief stint at childcare culminates in him eating the kids.
  • Babysitting Episode: "Jaller Babysits"
  • Big Bad:
    • Sugar, aka "The Evil Dude" in the movies.
    • The closest to a Big Bad in the actual series was the car that keeps running over Jaller, though The Movie reveals it's actually The Dragon.
  • Big Damn Movie: Two of them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Black Piraka, Hewkii, and Jaller himself.
  • Call-Back: One episode has a bunch of stuff from previous episodes randomly fall on Jaller, including Hahli.
  • Characterization Marches On: Axon moves on from being a stereotypical tough guy to the Only Sane Man once he gets promoted to the main cast.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Black Piraka is ignored in "Hewkii Breaks His Leg" because he has been cursed and his friends cannot see, hear or touch him.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Hoo's not the brightest, but he can lay the smack down if the occasion calls for it.
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  • The Dreaded: Sugar in the movies.
  • Epic Fail: It's practically Hewkii's hat.
    • Jailer said that he assumed that Kyle was always saying rude things about them...while standing right in front of him. Cue asskicking.
    • Black Piraka once locked himself in a bathroom... for two years.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Black Piraka.
  • Exact Words: Black Piraka's friend really did turn into a vegetable.
  • Flashback Stares: Jaller does this, but as the camera blurs, he says, "Nope, I don't remember."
  • Foreshadowing: Lampshaded in "Axon Gets Kidnapped."
  • Freudian Slip: In one episode, Hewkii for some reason ends up with "alone in your home" when he starts rambling. It gets to the point where Jaller demands that he seeks help.
    Jaller: I hope he doesn't get kidnapped. Foreshadowing...
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The Fruit.
    Jaller: I didn't know boys wore those...
  • Gory Discretion Shot: At one point, a random car comes out of nowhere so that Jaller can have one of these. It happens once or twice more.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Black Piraka in the second movie.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: Jaller has about a bazillion.
    Axon: I am going to save a lot of time and pretend that's a real saying.
  • Imagine Spot: Axon has one when Jaller proposes making a "fold" (rap) music video.
  • Incredibly Lame Fun: Frolicking and slap-a-thon. Both are exactly what they sound like.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Kyle.
  • Later Installment Weirdness: Most of the examples on this page are not exactly the style of comedy or events that happen in episodes taking place at the old house.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Axon and White Dude are revealed to be relatives of Jaller's in Jaller 2.
  • Medium Awareness: The characters all know that they're in a web series.
  • Mind over Matter: One of Sugar's many powers.
  • Mind Screw: There's an approximately 1:1 ratio between these happening to the viewers and these happening to the saner members of the cast.
    Jaller: I sure do love walking upside down in midair! Too bad it's not possible. (falls)
  • MST3K Mantra: invoked Axon invokes this when Jaller questions him on why the CIA would entrust him to keep an eye on an explosive ping pong ball.
  • Musical Episode: "Jallerpop" and "Jaller Raps," though the latter is an Imagine Spot on Axon's part.
  • Not Hyperbole: When Black Piraka said his friend turned into a vegetable, he meant he turned into a vegetable. Specifically a piece of broccoli.
  • Only Sane Man: Hahli usually fulfills this role, but eventually went to Axon following his disappearance.
  • Orphaned Punchline: A commonly used opening.
  • Overly Long Gag: The stain on the ceiling.
  • Previously On: Parodied ruthlessly in "Black Piraka Gets Noticed, Part 2."
    Jaller: (dramatic voiceover) Previously on Lincoln Heights...
    Axon: Look, the thing was like three minutes long. Just watch it.
  • Put on a Bus: Hahli never really came back from that vacation...note 
    • As well as Joaquin.
  • Random Events Plot: Almost all the episodes are just random skits involving the characters with the occasional Brick Joke or Running Gag.
  • Running Gag: Black Piraka being ignored. There's a reason for it.
    • Hewkii.
    Hewkii: I got hit by a bus and failed.
    • Jaller being stupid, obviously.
  • Series Continuity Error: Invoked, Lampshaded and Played for Laughs in "Black Piraka Gets Noticed Part 2."
    Penguin the Penguin: Wait, vasn't there a table zere? And what's zat doing zere?
    Axon: What— Oh! (laughs) Yeah, we don't work very hard with continuity here. Those scenes were filmed months ago.
    • One was actually caused by "Black Piraka Gets Noticed" and "Jailer Plays With Black Piraka," to a slight degree; one says that the reason for Black Piraka's disappearance is because Black Piraka locked himself in the bathroom for two years, and the other one says that Penguin put a curse on Black Piraka so that his friends wouldn't notice him. note  Based on previous episodes, one would think "Gets Noticed" would be the correct version of events, but both play their stories straight, so it's a little confusing.
  • Serious Business: Going to the Eye Doctor.
  • Shout-Out: Self-Loathing, a robotic cyclops, speaks very similarly to Corey Burton's Shockwave.
  • Stylistic Suck
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Jaller's father, Edward Locobolt, suffers from a condition that causes him to randomly scream.
  • Super Mode: The Mahri forms.
  • Take That!: "Democrat. Republican. Both mascots eat grass. But both can also be, a pain in the a--"
    • After transforming into Jaller Mahri, Jaller goes to say goodbye to all the troubles of his past. One of them is a picture of George W. Bush's face. Jaller lampshades how he doesn't even know who he is in the midst of a gaggle of Call Backs
  • Take That, Audience!: When Black Piraka's canon BIONICLE name is brought up, Jaller denies that his name is Reidak then stares straight into the camera to set the record straight in a very annoyed tone.
  • Vocal Evolution: Jaller's voice started out deep and with a lisp before eventually evolving into a combination of Elmuh Fudd Syndwome and a Southern accent.
    • Axon's voice similarly started off as a stereotypical tough guy voice before slowly settling into a deep Southern accent.
    • invoked Hahli's (and also Sugar and Joaquin) is due to his voice actor's progression into puberty.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Hahli inexplicably went missing after the setting changed. While mentioned briefly in one episode, it's not quite clear if the Real Life reason is because the creator of the channel moved too far away, they stopped being friends, the voice actor for Hahli died, or the voice actor was too busy. This is also the reason behind Joaquin's slight voice change.
    • Though Joaquin briefly returned for Jaller's funeral, after which Jaller directly addresses the audience and tells us that Joaquin's voice actor just couldn't be around as much. Still doesn't really explain Hahli, though.
    • This also becomes a Running Gag about the narrator being missing due to Hahli's voice actor also playing him.

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