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It is the year 2772, and a meteor has struck the City Planet of Acmetropolis. Instead of destroying the planet, the meteor knocks the planet completely off its original axis upon landing in a harbour. From there, the meteor starts giving off large waves of supernatural energy that drastically altered the genetic code of several nearby residents, granting them unique powers and strengths. Under the guidance of the mysterious Zadavia, six of these newly empowered individuals are brought together to become the Loonatics. Together, these descendants of the original Looney Tunes gang must use their new powe—wait a minute, the descendants of who now?

Loonatics Unleashed is an animated series that aired on Kids' WB! from 2005 to 2007 and is best known as one of the most polarizing entries in the Looney Tunes franchise. The show takes the classic Funny Animal characters and places them in a dark Batman Beyond-eqsue Cyberpunk universe as a Justice League-style team of superheroes who must fight off threats to their city, some of which resulted from the very meteor that gave them their powers.

The first season was a straight-forward action/adventure series wherein the only Looney Tunes characters were the Loonatics themselves and an Expy of Foghorn Leghorn, with all other villains and supporting cast being invented for the series. In response to criticism concerning the show's tone, and perhaps thinking the lack of Looney legacy links wasn't helping either, the second season underwent a heavy Retool, transforming the show into an action/comedy featuring nearly all the other prominent characters from the classic line-up, along with other nods to the franchise's history. This change failed to make enough of an impact and the show ended with 26 episodes, making it the shortest-lived of any television series in the franchise. note 

Compare Road Rovers, Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series, and Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, three earlier Animal Superhero shows with equally ridiculous premises.

It also has its own wiki.


  • The Ace: Ace Bunny is supposed to be this.
  • Action Girl: Lexi Bunny is just as formidable as the male members of the team.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Danger Duck learns the downside of being a glory hound in "Cape Duck", only to go back to hogging all the credit for the team's heroics at the end of the episode.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: Zadavia stages an escape this way on Deuce's ship during "In Search of Tweetums, Part II".
  • Aloof Big Brother: Optimatus.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: The Loonatics themselves have parallels with some of the X-Men.
    • Ace has Cyclops' eye beams, but his weapon fighting skills have a bit of Gambit and Deadpool in them.
    • Lexi is more or less Jean Grey.
    • Danger can be considered a mix of Gambit (kinetic energy), Pyro (use of fire), and Nightcrawler (teleportation).
    • Slam, as The Brute, has the brawler tendencies of Colossus and Juggernaut. He also has Wolverine Claws, although those can be attributed to Beast as well.
    • Tech, as his name implies, is The Smart Guy. Aside from that, which draws parallels to Forge and Beast, he also has Magneto's magnetism powers.
    • Rev is Quicksilver. Nothing else.
  • Amazon Brigade: The Apocazons.
  • And the Adventure Continues: After General Deuce is defeated, Zadavia and Optimatus plan to return to their home planet and the Loonatics plan to stay on Blanc, where they can use the wormhole trains to go anywhere in the galaxy. Xadavia then tells them they've graduated from guardians of Acmetropolis to guardians of the galaxy.
  • Animal Superheroes: In this setting, the descendants of the characters all have superpowers granted by a meteor.
  • Animesque: More so in narrative feel than in art style.
  • Badass Crew: The Loonatics, of course.
  • Bat Deduction: If the characters had absolutely no other way to find out something important, sometimes the writers would have Rev figure out the plot because apparently, his brain works super-fast too, letting him do that.
  • Big Eater: Slam Tasmanian.
  • Big Good: Zadavia. Her twin brother, Optimatus, is her exact opposite... until his Heel–Face Turn near the end of the series.
  • Captain Fishman: "A Creep In The Deep" has Adolpho as the Big Bad. He's a dolphin that can transform into a Super Mode armored fish-man. His Evil Plan is to sunder the "air-breather" civilization, reshaping the whole of Acmetropolis into an underwater Sea World. He's not only a speedy cetacean, but has some amount of telepathy as well, commanding other marine organisms to serve his purposes.
  • Catchphrase
    • Ace: "Let's jet!"
    • Duck: "I liked you better when you were [The other person's previous state of being]."
    • Zadavia: "Zadavia, Out."
      • The last one is frequently lampshaded.
      "Where does she go out to? Out to dinner?"
  • The Chew Toy: Fate seems especially cruel to Danger Duck.
    • Also, in one episode, the team used an EMP, which shut off all power, thus making the machines of their opponent useless. As a celebration, they used their virtual reality machine to take a vacation. What was powering the virtual reality machine? Rev on an exercise bike. He hadn't even done anything punishment-worthy in that episode.
    • Tech also experiences this due to his healing factor. Although strangely a lot less in the second season, which leaned more sharply toward comedy; it was actually Duck was frequently the victim of Amusing Injuries.
  • Circus of Fear
  • City of Adventure: City-planet.
  • Clueless Aesop: In one episode the villain Sypher steals all the Loonatics' powers one by one. After the entire team's been Brought Down to Normal, Ace reminds the rest of them that they've still got their skills. This seems as if it's going for an "it's not the powers that make the hero" moral and that you should learn to hang in there and keep trying even when the stuff that usually works doesn't. But do the Loonatics get tricky and come up with a plan that plays to their remaining strengths or lure Sypher into a trap where his stolen powers do him no good? Nope; Tech whips up some Powered Armor that approximates their normal powers and they stomp right in the front door of his hideout to beat him into submission as they would normally.
  • Color-Coded Characters: The team can be told apart without the colours what with being different animals and all, but despite this, they all have distinct colours.
  • Combo Platter Powers: What the gang uses.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Any time Danger Duck complains, his position is directly in opposition to the "Correct" one. And any time he agrees, it usually means that the position he agrees with is incorrect. Even when he advocates something like it's better for one person to sacrifice themselves than to doom everyone.
  • Continuity Nod: Of course, they occasionally reference the original Looney Toons, with phrases like, "You realize, this means war."
  • Cool Sword: The Guardian Strike Sword.
  • Cowardly Lion: Danger Duck is a craven coward when it comes to battles, yet his powers can be pretty damaging to his opponents, especially after he Took a Level in Badass in the second season.
  • Crystal Weapon: Doc Dare from "Going Underground" steals the Jade Serpent crystal, with which he pulls entire precincts of Acmetropolis into his subterranean domain. At one point, he draws raw power from the crystal into his Boom Stick, from which he launches a Death Ray at the heroes.
  • Cute Bruiser: Lexi is attractive and very aggressive.
  • Cutting the Knot: In one episode, the Loonatics are frozen in ice but Danger Duck escapes, thanks to his teleportation. He weighs the pros and cons of freeing his teammates when Ace frees them by melting the ice with his laser vision. Danger protests that he was going to save them and Ace says "We had seconds, not hours, Duck."
  • Cyberpunk
  • Darker and Edgier: In fact, initial promos showed that the series was going to be even more dark and edgy, with all the characters being pointier and more demonic looking, with Blank White Eyes. After a large online protest started by a child, the creators decided to tone it down.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ace Bunny, Lexi Bunny, Danger Duck, and Tech E. Coyote.
  • Decoy Antagonist: [[spoiler: In the episode "The Music Villain" the villains are a rock band with music-based attacks. We're led to believe the frontman is the leader, but late in the episode it turns out he's just a decoy and the real leader is another member.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Adolpho wanted to kill all land creatures. Read his name a few times and let it sink in.
  • Double Entendre: Ace to Mech "I'm in position... are you ready?" among other instances.
  • Double Standard: Duck involuntarily screwing-up something? Everybody is on his back (and sometimes, even when he doesn't... we're looking at you, Zadavia). Lexi involuntarily starting an interplanetary war? Everybody consoles and pities her and if you don't, you are a jerk.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Lexi brainblasts Danger Duck several times out of annoyance. Nobody ever made a fuss out of it.
  • Duck Season, Rabbit Season: Ace does this twice in the series.
    • He first does it in "Loonatics on Ice".
      Gunnar: We will conquer your world by any means necessary!
      Ace: No, you won't!
      Gunnar: Yes, we will!
      Ace: No, you won't!
      Gunnar: Yes, we will!
      Ace: Yes, you will!
      Gunnar: No, we will not conquer your world!
      Ace: Have it your way.
    • He does it again in "It Came from Outer Space" to trick Melvin the Martian into blowing himself up with his own explosive.
  • Ears as Hair: Lexi ties her ears up in a ribbon.
  • Elemental Powers
  • Elite Four: Optimatus frees four select villains in the Loonatics' Rogues Gallery from prison capsules, to occupy/overrun the Loonatics while Optimatus engineers a coup d'etat on planet Blanc. The four Optimatus selects are Massive (The Big Guy), Mallory Mastermind (The Smart Guy), Weathervane (Berserker), and Sypher (Subversive).
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Ace was a martial artist and stunt double, and Slam was a professional wrestler, before gaining their powers. Even after that, Ace usually Fights Like a Normal and only uses his powers and the Guardian Strike Sword's full capacities when necessary.
  • Endless Winter: The Ice Vikings who invade Acmetropolis are armed with "hammers of frost" and know to attack the power station to best plunge that world into a new Ice Age.
  • Evil All Along: Pinkster (Porky). This is still true regardless of him being roommates with Duck at the orphanage, and Duck rigging the coin toss over who'd get adopted by the nice nuclear family.
  • Evil Laugh: The Ringmaster, though it is more of a chuckle than anything.
  • Expository Theme Tune: Polar opposites in what the exposition's about, though. The first one sets up the plot, while the Loonatics' powers are only mentioned as little two-word descriptions in the background. The second one rattles off their powers to techno-ish music, but does nothing to explain the setting.
  • Expy: After fans loudly protested the series' initial announcement, Warner Bros. hastily pointed out that the Loonatics were not actually the Looney Tunes. They are the Looney Tunes' futuristic descendants. While this doesn't exactly fix the problems many fans had with the concept, it does correct the misconception pushed by the mainstream media that these were actually updated versions of the classic Looney Tunes.
  • Extranormal Prison: Season One housed super-powered criminals such as Mallory Mastermind and the Sagittarius Stomper in the Acmetropolis Prison, miles below ground in a bedrock bunker. Season Two moved many of these criminals to a prison satellite in orbit, adding Otto the Odd and Massive to the inmate roster.
  • Fanservice Extra: The mother wearing a bikini in "The Comet Cometh" in Danger's backstory.
  • Fantastic Racism: When Sypher's being hailed as a hero and he says the Loonatics are just jealous he can do the job it took all six of them to do, and they should "go back to the petting zoo they came from." Whereupon his entire adoring crowd starts to jeer the Loonatics too. In the second season we also have Rev's parents being inherently distrustful of Tech and all coyotes.
  • Fictional Sport: "Basher Ball", where the players ride around on speeder bikes and shoot the ball out of cannons at each other. Oh, and the players can punch each other in the face.
  • Flaming Meteor: The Loonatics received their superpowers in 2772 when a large meteor entered the atmosphere of Acmetropolis, catching fire presumably due to air friction, and leaving a smoke trail as it plummeted into the city's central bay. There, it released arcane energies that empowered six relatively ordinary Funny Animals, and also some of their Rogues Gallery, such as Weather Vane and Massive.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: Most of the male cast (and Zadavia of all people) agree that The Vamp Black Velvet is attractive. Later on in episode 3 when she kidnaps Tech they both exchange flirtatious insults, afterwards she brainwashes Tech she calls him various pet names. It is also later implied that Tech had a relationship with Mastermind, admitting to tutoring her and sharing a locker in college.
  • Foreshadowing: The episode "The Comet Cometh," sets up for Optimatus' eventual showing as the season one finale villain.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: In the season one finale, Ace and Rev supposedly perish in an accident, leading to Lexi to give a Rousing Speech and even shed a tear. It is directed pretty much entirely towards Ace.
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: One second season episode is about protecting a special meteor that has the ability to take away the Loonatics' powers. It's treated as basically a death sentence for Acmetropolis if that happens, but forgets all about how there was a first season episode where they did lose their powers, and Tech whipped up some Powered Armor that replicated their usual powers. Apparently that's not an option, even though Tech was an inventor before getting his powers.
  • Fully-Dressed Cartoon Animal: All the furry characters.
  • Furry Confusion: While in shopping in Chinatown with Lexi, Duck makes sarcastic comments about eating duck. With duck sauce.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Tech E. Coyote.
  • Gelatinous Encasement: Tech Coyote invents a gel gun designed to trap villains in a cube of gelatin. This is how The Ringmaster and Otto the Odd are captured before they can make their escape. Their whole bodies are encased in gelatin, with only their heads poking out the top, allowing them to breathe.
  • Glowing Eyes: The Loonatics' eyes tend to glow when using their powers, but especially Ace, of course.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: During one episode, Ace feels like he's suffering a recursive dream of a time-manipulating Villain of the Week stealing a prototype robot that destroys the city and seemingly kills everyone. That's because the father of said villain reset the timeline whenever they failed. Once Ace realized this, he changed the way things went and solved the problem in no time.
  • Healing Factor: Tech E. Coyote, for the sole purpose of preserving his ancestor's shtick. Good thing he can heal.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Optimatus near the season 2 finale, kind of out of nowhere.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Before receiving their powers, most of the cast were employed in various jobs where their superiors were mostly huge jerks... oh, and human as well.
  • I Don't Like the Sound of That Place: "Apocalypso".
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Dozens in every episode. Mainly from Ace.
  • Informed Ability: Electro J. Fudd is supposedly the greatest hunter who's ever lived, even though in spite of his stealth-equipped Powered Armor and loads of weapons his every attempt to catch Ace is inadvertently foiled by Duck with the Loonatics never even realizing he was ever there until the very end. They even go so far as try to apply this to the entire Fudd lineage, even though the shorts eventually started focusing on other villains because Elmer had decayed so much it just seemed mean to have Bugs keep outsmarting him.
  • Introductory Opening Credits: In the first season, the opening is instrumental and the visuals show the main characters with the names and their powers written onscreen. In season 2, it was changed to a Theme Tune Roll Call.
  • It's Always Mardi Gras in New Orleans: In "Going Underground" the episode opens on Lexi and Duck visiting Chinatown to pick up dinner. There is of course a full-on Chinese New Year parade going on as they do.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Optimatus. Kind of says something about the rest of the season when a guy whose plan is to literally turn the planet inside out and who ends up being turned to stone isn't considered all that dark.
  • Lady Land: In "Apocalypso". Landing on the island of Apocalypso, the Loonatics find a colony of beautiful, powerful women called the Apocazons led by Queen Athena. Queen Athena was impressed by Lexi's behavior towards Duck, and invites her to join them in a very special event. However, not all is as it really seems with the Apocazons.
  • Legion of Doom: One shows up in the first season finale, although it wasn't their decision to join up and their alliance isn't an easy one. Mainly because one of the members is Sypher, who'd gladly steal the other villains' powers if he got the chance.
  • LEGO Genetics: The Magic Meteor that struck Acmetropolis released bizarre radiation that gave the Loonatics their superpowers. The episode "The World Is My Circus" has The Ringmaster and Otto the Odd bombard the Loonatics with their "sonic DNA scrambler," which mutates them in seconds into Mix-and-Match Critters with superpowers.
  • Lighter and Softer: Than the original version, anyway. It seemed like the second season was trying to fix the show by taking this even further. One episode even has a throwback to the old Disguised in Drag bit.
  • Magic A Is Magic A:
    • Nah. When we first see the villain Sypher, he steals the abilities of a pro athlete. After that, it seems as though the rules change so that his power only lets him steal innate abilities (i.e., super powers), not skills - except, during the final confrontation, he explicitly taunts Ace with the fact that he's "got [his] moves, too." Basically, Sypher's powers take whatever's necessary for him to take to maintain tension.
    • Also, Rev's fast talking may or may not be a side effect of his powers. In "Sypher" it's how they notice he's lost his power; he's talking as fast as everyone else. In "The World is My Circus," he still talks fast and Tech still talks normally even though they've switched powers. In "Family Business", his parents talk just as fast as him, but his brother doesn't.
  • Magic Meteor: A meteor strikes Acmetropolis, but instead of destroying the city, gives several characters strange superpowers, similar to the heroes' origin in Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!.
    • Also a small subversion as the villains and the many problems in Acmetropolis were also caused by the meteor. Such as: Most of the villains were just normal people who lost it and went insane.
  • Male Gaze: There are a couple of episodes in which the first thing the viewer sees on returning from commercial break is Lexi's cotton tail and anthropomorphic female hindquarters.
  • Man-Eating Plant: "Apocalypso"
  • Mass Super-Empowering Event: The meteor strike.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Deuce's robot army.
  • Meteor-Summoning Attack: The main characters square off against Optimatus, a villain who can teleport meteors to drop upon Acmetropolis. His first meteor did some damage, but didn't destroy the place completely. In fact, it gave the Loonatics their superpowers. Optimatus launches a second, much bigger Planet Destroyer meteor that the Loonatics must destroy with explosive charges.
  • Misophonia Gag: In "The Cloak of Black Velvet", Danger Duck has a cell phone with a ringtone that irritates Tech Coyote out of a lotus meditation, and actually sparks a no-tech wager between the two characters. Later in the episode, the same raucous ringtone breaks Tech out of The Villain Black Velvet's Mind Control.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: The monsters in "The World Is My Circus."
  • Motor Mouth: Rev Runner
  • Mystical Jade: The Loonatics fight a Mad Scientist geologist named Thaddeus Dare, who has earth-bending powers. His powers increase enormously when he gets his mitts on the Jade Serpent, a crystal with the power of an atomic reactor. Dare raises mountains on the surface and sinks Acmetropolis until it's an underground City in a Bottle. The Jade Serpent even gives Dare the power to transmute living creatures into stone statues.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Alien planets are named Blanc (after Looney Tunes voice actor Mel Blanc) and Freleng (after Looney Tunes director Friz Freleng).
    • Wile E. Coyote was known for two things: building elaborate traps to catch his nemesis, and being repeatedly destroyed when his traps backfire. So it makes sense that his descendant Tech is a Gadgeteer Genius with a Healing Factor.
  • Not Using the "Z" Word: The second season at least insists on always calling the Loonatics action heroes rather than super heroes. Even though they have powers, color-coordinated costumes and adventure on an interplanetary scope.
  • Odd Couple: Tech and Rev, of course. They are constantly shipped together, and with good reason. For it to be more apparent, they'd need to be joined at the hip.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Tech. We've seen him be a physicist, mechanic, and linguist.
  • Opening Narration: During the first season.
  • Origins Episode: We don't really get any information on how the team was formed, but we do get two origin episodes nonetheless.
    • "The Comet Cometh" shows in flashback what the Loonatics' lives were like before they had their powers and the circumstances where they gained their powers from the meteor.
    • The two-part season one finale "Acmegeddon" establishes the backstories of both Zadavia and her brother Optimatus.
  • Planetville: Acmetropolis is literally a city the size of a planet. Although it does make hearing about the Acmetropolis Zoo/Power Plant/Reservoir/Prison sound a little ridiculous with the city and planet being the same thing.
  • Plant Mooks: The Apocazons can custom-grow plants to meet any need. Some of these extend kudzu-like tendrils to ensnare adversaries, while others can jettison toxic thorns. One variety even manages to bring down the Loonatics aircraft.
  • Please Keep Your Hat On: In "The Heir up There", Sylth Vester takes off his helmet to show Duck the disfigurement he got from getting his head stuck in a black hole. We don't see Sylth Vester's face, but we can assume from Duck's reaction that what he saw wasn't pretty.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Regardless of the circumstances or the actual points they make, Zadavia, Ace and Lexi are pretty much always treated as being in the right because they're the "cool" team leaders. Whereas Danger Duck's kind of a jerk and gloryhound, so he's always wrong and the other team members are allowed to act as harsh to him as they want.
    • In the episode "Secrets of the Guardian Strike Sword" we have 1) a man named Deuce from Zadavia's past appearing in the city. She angrily tells him to leave but refuses to explain anything about why. This leads to him stealing Ace's powerful sword to use it to revive his robot army so he can take over the galaxy. After this Zadavia explains that Deuce used to be one of her generals but he had an insane lust for power and deserted when she wouldn't give absolute control over to him. If she'd just said so in the first place the danger might've been avoided, but it's pretty much brushed off with nobody questioning her wisdom or leadership. 2) In the process of trying to get the sword back Ace is attacked from behind by Deuce, and calls him out for this dirty trickery. During their duel, Ace takes advantage of Deuce's distraction at one point to attack him from behind, but the hypocrisy is totally ignored. 3) After getting the Guardian Strike Sword back Ace asks when Zadavia will tell him what all its powers are, and she says she'll do it when the time is right because too much knowledge is dangerous. Danger Duck complains that too little knowledge is also dangerous and an energy blast comes from the sword and zaps him, seeming to punish him for contradicting Zadavia. Even though he was basically saying that knowing how to use a dangerous weapon properly is a good idea. Plus the episode wouldn't have happened at all if not for Zadavia withholding important information from them for no good reason, yet the show turns right around and expects it to be taken on faith that if she says it's not the time to talk about this, then it's not the time to talk about it.
    • In the episode "It Came From Outer Space" Rev and Lexi play with one of Tech's inventions that shoots missiles at an alien who then threatens to invade the planet for this unprovoked attack. Ultimately the alien's driven off and Tech starts setting booby traps in his lab to discourage any further meddling. But nobody's ever really called out on how by ignoring Tech's request of "don't play with my powerful crime-fighting inventions," they almost got the planet they're supposed to be protecting destroyed, and it's treated like a heroic victory when Melvin invaded in the first place because of a dumb thing the Loonatics did themselves.
    • More like Teen Titans WITH LOONEY TUNE CHARACTERS!, since that's how it was pretty much described in the original PR announcement.
  • Recycled Premise: The writers seemed to be struggling for ideas in the second season. It has thirteen episodes, and three of them are the story arc for the finale. Out of the other ten, three of them are built around the same idea of "heroes' ally is really an undercover villain": "Secrets of the Guardian Strike Sword" (Deuce), "The Heir Up There" (Granny) and "In the Pinkster" (Pinkster Pig).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: "The Cloak of Black Velvet" has an interesting aversion, where the darkness-inducing villain brainwashes Tech at one point. However, it's actually his teammates, who are using nightvision, who have menacing, glowing red eyes.
  • Ridiculously Long-lived Family Name: Ace Bunny finds himself being targeted by one Electro J Fudd, a "sportsman" with cloaking technology. Lexi Bunny is able to trace the Fudd lineage all the way back to the Stone Age when a Fudd died on a hunt after being stepped on by a dinosaur. The Fudd bloodline apparently considers hunting their raison d'etre, they tend to perish on a hunt, but they're smart enough to breed before going out after their quarries.
  • Rogues Gallery: Although for various reasons only a couple make true repeat appearances; usually they're just shown in prison with whatever villain was just captured in that episode.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Shown Their Work: The series shows that Rev Runner can fly. Roadrunners in real life are indeed capable of flying, something the media often forgets. Additionally, a de-powered Rev is able to run up to eighteen miles per hour, another trait of real life roadrunners.
  • Siblings Share the Throne: Zadavia once ruled Freleng with her brother Optimatus and does so again following his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Sky Cell: The second season has many dangerous superpowered criminals moved from deep subterranean burrows to a prison satellite in orbit above the stratosphere of Acmetropolis. Many of the Loonatics' Rogues Gallery are housed in the satellite, including Massive, Otto the Odd and Electro J. Fudd.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Road Rovers.
  • Suddenly Speaking: In a sense. Rev's original Looney Tunes counterpart, the Road Runner, didn't speak. (Save for "beep-beep".) Also, Tech's original Looney Tunes counterpart, Wile E. Coyote, also didn't speak. He just holds "Pick-it signs".
  • Super-Senses: Lexi has super hearing.
  • Super-Speed: Rev Runner, which extends to his speech pattern. Although the show was a little inconsistent about whether the fast talking was a side effect of his powers or not.
  • Swiss-Cheese Security: It didn't come up often, but when a bad guy needed to break into the Loonatics' HQ or hack their communications, they had no trouble doing so.
  • Talking Animal: The Loonatics and some of the guest stars. Oddly, most of the other characters are human.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics:
    • Lexi's ear-bow.
    • Also, Lexi and Rev's mom seem to be the only animal characters with hairstyles.
  • Time for Plan B: They always have one. Lexi even becomes savvy in one case, where, after Ace spouts off the famous trope, she follows up with "Next time, let's start with Plan B".
  • Totally Radical:
  • Transformation Discretion Shot: In the episode "The World Is My Circus", The Ringmaster and Otto turn the children including Zadavia into mutant animal creatures for their space circus. In Zadavia's case, it was a cheetah-monkey creature. While one of the children, along with Ace, Lexi, Tech, Slam and Rev's transformations occur on-camera, the scenes involving the rest of the children and Zadavia turning into mutants occur offscreen and their reversions are shown near the end.
  • Tricked into Escaping: Ophiuchus Sam is easily captured while he was trying to rob a runaway train. The Loonatics deduce that Sam couldn't have masterminded the heist, so they make it easy for him to escape. Sam is such an idiot that the Loonatics have to set him out at the curb while he's asleep to effect the Trick-and-Follow Ploy.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Lexi is the only female on the actual team, but Zadavia, the Big Good they work for is also a woman.
  • The Un Favourite: Rev's kid brother, Rip. Even when he has a good idea, their dad gives Rev credit for it. Things are patched up by the end of the episode, though.
  • Unit Confusion: Prince Tweetums says he's only "Three Parsecs old," when a "Parsec" is a unit of distance, not time.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Lexi, in "A Creep In The Deep", when she gets seasick.
  • Weapon Twirling: Ace and his sword.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Weathervane. She was an eager, young intern, verbally abused by her superior, Misty Breeze. Then, she got her powers...
    • Rip and Toby, to progressively lesser extents, are both mistreated and underappreciated in their environments. When they gain the powers of an alien device, which turns out to be another alien girl's pet, they both lash out at their troubles, their darker sides being amplified by said alien device.
  • You All Look Familiar: If you pay any attention at all it's easy to notice the show reusing models for minor characters and background characters all the time.


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