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Freefonix is a British cartoon that was launched in 4th January 2008. It's about a band called Freefonix who are using the power of the Thirteenth Note to fight against rival band Mantyz and to keep Los Bosmo safe from the threat of Vox. Throughout the course of the series, Freefonix meet all sorts of people. Some of these people possess the power of the 13th Note.

The show itself only lasted one series with 40 episodes to it's name

Tropes that apply to this show

  • All-CGI Cartoon: The show's animation is cel-shaded 3D much like Jet Set Radio.
  • All Just a Dream: The episode "Everyone was Polka Yodel Fighting" has this as the premise. It ends with BB being eaten by Vox.
  • Animated Musical: The central focus of this series.
  • Arc Number: 13. Both the protagonists and the main antagonists can access what is called the "13th Note", which Vox intends to use to make his escape. Some other characters also possess it.
  • Bad Future: One of the episodes shows what the future of Los Bosmos would be if Vox were to escape the Void of Silencia.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In some episodes, Mantyz will get one over FreeFonix. However, this is only temporary and eventually Freefonix win.
    • The episode "Land of the Lost" is the only episode where Mantyz win against Freefonix without losing later on.
  • Band Toon: Freefonix themselves are one of the more completely fictional examples of this and not based on a real band.
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  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The show's main antagonists are Vox and Maya De Zya.
  • Big Stupid Doo Doo Head: "Three Wishes" has this following lyric:
"We really know the tone cos you’re just a rinky, stinky little minky head"
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Mo caught in his printed boxer shorts by BB and Freez when they visit his house in "Risky Music Business".
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Maya is the boss of the company Coma Co and opposes Freefonix because they break into her headquarters.
  • Dark Is Evil: Mantyz is a gothic rock band who sold themselves out to Coma Co in hopes of getting more gigs.
    • Vox himself is black and purple and unlike the other characters simply uses dark energy to attack his enemies with no song of his own.
    • Nightshift has BB and Freezebone and the rest of Los Bosmos become corrupted due to them not getting any exposure to the sun due to Maya's plans to have everyone do their shopping at night.
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  • Dream Episode: The episode Everyone Was Polka Yodel Fighting has Polka Meister and Yodeller take Los Bosmos by storm and ends with BB being eaten by Vox after he escapes. It turns out that this had happened during a thunderstorm.
  • Dual Boss: Polka Meister and Yodeller serve as this during their fight against Freefonix. They're one of the few opponents in the series who pose a threat to the main protagonists.
  • Dumb Muscle: Hitt is the largest member of Mantyz and also the dumbest.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: In Episode 8, Maya and Vox start to show different motivations for their villainy. Maya's greed drives her to create corporate schemes to make more money whereas Vox only intends to escape the Void of Silenica and wreak havoc upon the world.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Several characters can be seen in other episodes as background characters before making their official debut.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: During "The World's Hottest Band", Mantyz gain power that literally makes them the world's hottest band. Freefonix then end up finding a power that allows them to counter Mantyz's new power.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In the episode "Bizzaro BB", BB and Lady Lux switch bodies and try to switch back.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: Mantyz are effectively Maya's go to henchmen who tend to be rather incompetent. Any victories they have are only temporary at best.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: The episode "You Say It's Your Birthday" has Mo wish that everyday is his birthday. This of course gives Vox an opportunity to escape due to the repeating days causing a sonic disturbance.
  • Hipster: Freez goes down this route during Death of Cool, even having his own song called Toaster Rap.
  • Oh Wait, This Is My Grocery List: In "Back by Unpopular Demand", BCD are recording a new song. One of the takes is ruined when The Ditz accidentally starts singing a Chinese take-out menu rather than the lyrics of the song.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: Several of the tracks are often reused after their original. "They'll Make a Monster of You" for example debuted in Phantom of the Hip Hop'era but is later reused
  • The Powerof Rock: Both Freefonix and Mantyz engage in this during their soundclashes.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Vox is trapped in the Void of Silencia. In the first episode, he winds up in Maya's office.
  • Supergroup: Sort of, the Freefonix members came from different backgrounds prior to forming: BB was previously a member of the prepsi group, BCD, whereas Freez and Mo were soloists. In this case, the term is not only used in the traditional and more common sense, but also they're so called because of their musical powers, giving it double meaning.
  • Totally Radical: The show tends to use this quite a bit due to the use of slang. Thankfully it's easy to understand.
  • Villain Song: Mantyz get several of them with "This Noise Destroys" being the most recurring one.
    • Other songs include "Fire" from The World's Hottest Band, "Three Wishes" in Music Soothes the Savage Genie, "Kiss My Bass" for Lady Lux specifically in BB's Bro, "Thunder of the Wind" in You Say It's Your Birthday and"Rock and Reign" for Kurtz specifically in The Story Begins. The Next Big Thing and Toilet of My Heart aren't counted because Mantyz don't sing the former and the latter is their cover version of Mr Start's song.