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A trilogy of CGI movies based on the Action Man toy franchise that were all released direct-to-video.

In the first movie, Robot Atak, Doctor X's henchman No Face, disguised as Action Man, kidnaps scientist Professor Moran, so Doctor X can force him to develop a mind control gas. Action Man and his Action Force (Flynt and Redwolf) must clear Action Man's name, defeat Doctor X's robot army and stop his mind control plans.

The second movie, X Missions, is a retelling of the G.I. Joe movie Valor versus Venom, but with the Action Man cast of characters. Doctor X kidnaps citizens and takes DNA samples from zoo creatures to create an army of man-beast hybrids.

Third and last, Código Gangrena (Code Gangrene), only available in Latin America, has Professor Gangrene freeing Doctor X and No Face from prison and later betraying them. Action Man and Action Force then have to stop Gangrene's plans.

Tropes applying to these films:

  • All-CGI Cartoon: All three films are animated entirely in CGI.
  • Awesome Aussie: Flynt is an Australian member of Action Force. He even uses a boomerang.
  • Bandaged Face: No Face covers up his face (or lack thereof) with gauze.
  • Broad Strokes: Despite having a similar aesthetic to Action Man (2000), the movies seem to more or less follow the continuity of Action Man (1995).
  • Captain Ersatz: No Face's appearance and Modus Operandi make him an evil version of Darkman. And his role of being a Master of Disguise by wearing many different masks to impersonate other characters is a carbon copy of Chameleon (the Marvel Comics villain).
    • Rebel from X Missions is pretty much Scarlett with another name and an English accent. Rebel even uses the same character model Scarlett has in G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom.
    • Action Man channels Sam Fisher when he infiltrates the ISD headquarters wearing Night Vision Goggles in X Missions.
  • Clear My Name: Action Man must do this in the Robot Atak movie, after No Face impersonated him to kidnap Professor Moran.
  • Evil Is Petty: Doctor X wants world domination because he wanted everyone to treat him like a hero but was instead treated like a madman.
  • Flanderization: Doctor X suffers this in Robot Atak. While he was already a bit of a cheesy Generic Doomsday Villain in the 1995 cartoon series, he was at-least fleshed out in the 2000 CGI TV series into a more interesting and threatening villain. Robot Atak not only reverts X back into being the Generic Doomsday Villain he was in the 1995 cartoon series, but they also turn it up by dumbing him down into a borderline comedic parody of the trope, where he spouts unintentionally comedic dialogue that makes him come off as less threatening.
  • Fun Personified: Flynt cares more about having a good time than anything.
  • Giant Spider: Professor Gangrene has giant spiders assist him in Código Gangrena.
  • Hated by All: In X Missions, No-Face points out to Dr. X that everyone in the world hates him, something which Dr. X outright admits he takes pride in. Eventually, even No-Face and Gangrene grow to dislike him.
  • Licensed Game: Robot Atak had a tie-in game for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Losing Your Head: Dr. X is depicted as a disembodied head with a robotic body, with the first film having a scene where his head is removed from his body and is left comically helpless.
  • Mad Scientist: Doctor X, as usual. One of his main henchmen, Profesor Gangrene, is also this.
  • Master of Disguise: No Face's special technique, which he uses to try defame Action Man by commiting crime while disguised as him.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The X-Robots are mechanical minions of Dr. X who look like him.
  • Freudian Trio: Action Force.
    • Redwolf is the Superego (calm and collected, though with some sense of humor)
    • Action Man is the Ego (as the quintessential action hero, sometimes he makes good planning, but other times he takes impulsive actions to keep the world safe)
    • Flynt is the Id (impulsive and fun-loving)
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Near the end of X Missions: The Movie, No-Face realizes Dr. X isn't going to give him his new face and decides to quit working for him and disappear.
  • Shot-for-Shot Remake: X Missions is basically this to G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom. It even reuses assets and character models.
  • Sixth Ranger: Rebel is added to the team in the X Missions movie.

Alternative Title(s): Action Man, Action Man Trilogy