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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.

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  • 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 Day in the Limelight: Kyle gets his own episode at one point.
  • 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.
  • Babysitter from Hell: Jaller's brief stint at childcare culminates in him eating the kids.
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  • 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: Three 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.
  • Cerebus Retcon:
    • Jaller is revealed to be The One Who Was Chosen (not The Chosen One), and Kewkii points out all the times Jaller has proven to be indestructible or had New Powers as the Plot Demands as indicators. Except for the time he defeated Sugar's army by eating them, which has nothing to do with his powers and is just terrifying and weird.
    • Hahli disappeared because when he got lost on the way to his going-away party in Jallerfield, Jaller's heavy accent made it seem that he told Hahli that nobody liked him.
  • 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.
    • Kyle was the Always Chaotic Evil tormentor of Jaller but eventually settled into sharing the Only Sane Man role with Axon.
  • 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.
  • The Chosen One: Jaller is revealed in J3III3R 3: Three that he is The One Who Is Chosen of the Forcefulness, which is completely different from The Chosen One.
  • Continuity Porn: As the Grand Finale, J3III3R 3: Three is full of Call Backs and references to previous adventures and movies.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Hoo's not the brightest, but he can lay the smack down if the occasion calls for it.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Sugar shows up as a benevolent Forcefulness ghost in spite of being the Big Bad of the first two movies. He's still antagonistic towards Jaller, though.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The third Jaller movie is titled J3III3R 3: Three.
  • The Dreaded: Sugar in the movies.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • In spite of holding a vengeful grudge for eleven years, Hahli quickly realizes the errors of his ways once Jaller clarifies that (one of) his heavy accents somehow made his words sound like a Kick the Dog moment.
    • The car is a major antagonist in the show, constantly running over Jaller and causing him pain, is revealed to be The Dragon to Sugar, and returns in the third film to run over Jaller again. For some reason it's seen in the ending among the people Jaller considers his friends.
  • 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.
  • Evil All Along: The Eye Doctor turns out to be the Dark One, who is the antagonist of the third movie.
  • Exact Words: Black Piraka's friend really did turn into a vegetable.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Hahli returns as a Kylo Ren-esque villain in J3III3R 3: Three.
  • Flashback Stares: Jaller does this, but as the camera blurs, he says, "Nope, I don't remember."
  • Foreshadowing: Lampshaded in "Axon Gets Kidnapped."
    Jaller: I hope he doesn't get kidnapped. Foreshadowing...
  • Forgot About His Powers: Ambidextrous is too busy angsting about his arms being guns to realize that having guns for arms would probably be really useful in preventing a prisoner from escaping.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In Name Only: One look at any other example on this page will tell you this series has no concerns about the toyline the characters are from.
  • 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.
  • Painting the Medium: Jaller lampshades how the Alternate Universe they've landed in even has a different static transition.
  • 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.
  • Simpleton Voice: Jaller's first voice.
  • 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
    • While travelling through time, the gang tries to listen to some music. They hear Barney the Dinosaur's "I Love You You Love Me" and Hannah Montana's "Best of Both Worlds," which convinces them not to bother.
  • 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.
    • invoked Jaller remarks that their third movie is a much better Star Wars story than The Last Jedi before proceeding to mug for the camera and mock everyone over that movie's Broken Base.
  • 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.

  • Wangst: Played for Laughs with Ambidextrous in "Axon Gets Kidnapped". He constantly complains about the fact that both of his arms are guns.

  • 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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