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"This is the story of a genetically altered oyster who was adopted by his human family along with his shell brother. Now, he must hide his oyster powers. He is 'snot' your average boy, he is BOYSTER!"

Boyster (Molusco in French) is a 2014 French animated series produced by the French animation studio Je Suis Bien Content that aired on Disney XD and France 4 for 52 episodes.

The series follows the Slice of Life adventures of Boyster Likowski, a half-human, half-oyster mutant who lives with his adopted human parents and his little brother Shelby (a normal talking oyster). Going on adventures with Shelby and his best friend Rafik, Boyster must hide his oyster DNA from the rest of the world in order to live a normal life, but often uses his powers to solve daily challenges, most of which he starts.

Boyster provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Alicia's. In "Sneezy Art" they bail on their promise to show up for her art exhibition claiming they're busy with important matters when in actuality her mother is sunbathing and her father is playing golf. They only start paying attention to her when her art starts making money.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Since Boyster is part-oyster, he possesses all abilities of the creature. Mostly fabricated, oysters can stretch out to grab food, and do make pearls in their shells.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In "Supermollusc", During a fantasy sequence, Boyster imagines himself being sent to a judge and accused of being totally gross for sweating a fowl stench and sentenced to be banished from town.
  • Bad Ass Teacher: Mr. Pluss (AKA: Teachinator).
  • Body Horror: Boyster can turn his stomach inside out and push it out of his mouth.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Though at first he doesn't seem like a threat, Boyster's abilities do make things a lot easier and could ward off most bullies, if he did not have to hide them.
  • Flying Brick: Boyster is this whenever he's flying on Shelby.
  • Gotta Have It, Gonna Steal It: When Shelby takes the painting from the museum in "Shelby, the Art Lover".
  • Making a Splash: Boyster can control streams of water.
  • Parental Abandonment: Even though we can clearly see them in the title sequence, Boyster and Shelby's adopted parents have yet to be seen in an episode, leaving one to wonder where they are.
  • Rich Bitch: Alicia, though she's not much of it in the first place.