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"At the dawn of the New Millennium, the planets aligned and heroes were born!"
Intro Narration
Are we sure the creators of SWAT Kats made this?

Mega Babies is an animated Gross-Out Show by Christian and Yvon Tremblay (the same people behind SWAT Kats) about a trio of infants who obtain superpowers. The show first aired in 1999 (on Teletoon in Canada and what was then Fox Family in the US).

One night, when the Solar System aligned, a bolt of cosmic lightning struck the Perfect Angels Orphanage where three newborns named Meg, Derrick, and Buck, along with their guardian, Nurse Lazlo, reside. The babies suddenly obtained incredible superpowers and Lazlo obtained an enhanced IQ. Together they try to defend Your City, USA from evildoers.

Due to the show's infamous reputation with online animation reviewers, Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment is in full effect.


Mega Babies contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Meg. Nurse Lazlo gets this too.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: Several episodes involve alien villains.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Meg has pink skin along with green hair, Derrick has bright yellow skin, and Buck has blue skin with dark blue hair.
  • Baby Talk: Given that this is a show about super infants this is to be expected. Buck however, is probably the most prominent example of this trope.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Happens to Leslie in Full Metal Grizz.
  • Balloon Belly: As a result of being a Big Eater, Buck sometimes gets these.
    • Derrick also gets one at the beginning of Attack of the Cownibals.
    • Happens to Meg briefly in both Balemtime's Day and Let It Rip.
  • Big Eater: All three babies, especially Buck.
  • Christmas Episode: Mega Christmas
  • Cute Bruiser: Well, depending on how cute you can find these Babies.
    • Meg, a cute little girl with super strength and incredible Fartillery is a specific example.
    • Buck, the "oh so adorable little boy" is another good example.
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  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Leslie.
  • Evil Is Petty: This trope can apply to several of the villains in this show.
    • The episode Attack of the Cownibals is about space cows invading Earth in order to eat our "delicious Earthly cows."
    • Another episode, Summer of Sandman has the titular villain wanting revenge on people for not sleeping when he wants then to.
    • The episode The Potty's Over has Dr. Dupotski trying to force everyone (including adults) back into diapers in order to "save" his diaper producing company.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: The episode Inner Ear Inferno.
  • Fartillery: One of Meg's special powers. Often overlaps with Farts on Fire.
    • This trope also applies to Buck and Derrick though to a lesser extent.
  • Fearless Infant: Is to be expected from three super infants. That's not to say that they don't get good moments of fright.
  • Gasshole: Meg! Good Lord, Meg! Buck and Derrick get their fair share of this to.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Meg has these in green!
  • Goo Goo Godlike: They aren't called the Mega Babies for nothing.
  • Gross-Out Show: A shining example!
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: Almost every episode is bound to have this at some point. Notable examples come from Molar Attack where we get some lovely close up images of Meg's drooling mouth.
  • Grotesque Gallery: The monsters are very creatively wretched-looking. To some, every character could count as this due to the strange art style.
  • Has Two Daddies: In the episode The Potty's Over, one of the kids attacked by the Peter Potty monsters is shown to have two dads, pretty clearly implied to be gay as they appear holding hands.
  • Infant Immortality: Given that they each have superpowers, this trope definitely applies to the Mega Babies.
  • Killer Rabbit: You wouldn't expect three "adorable" babies to have super strength and extreme bodily functions.
  • Mad Scientist: Nurse Lazlo come off as this occasionally. There's also quite a few villains who fit this trope.
    • The episode The Potty's Over has Dr. Duposki complete with Einstein Hair.
    • The titular antagonist from The Island or Dr. Thoreau.
    • The antagonist from Grossery Shopping.
    • Even Buck becomes this in Dr. Franken-Buck.
  • Nose Nuggets: Derrick is almost always seen with a mucus dripping in his nose and much of his powers revolve around his snot and boogers (Meg and Buck also get this sometimes).
    • There's also a show in the Mega Babies universe that Derrick loves to watch called Booger Ranger. It's basically about a cowboy with a gigantic booger filled nose who uses his snot powers to save the day.
  • Phlegmings: Not just the babies but even background characters. Why? Because it's a gross-out show that's why.
  • Power Trio: The Mega Babies themselves.
  • Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: Any episode where the characters travel through space invokes this trope.
    • Another notable example is from the episode Snow Long Suckers where the alien antagonists plant rocket engines on the Earth which are somehow able to move the entire planet away from the sun.
  • Smelly Skunk: Inverted in Poop Doggy Dogg— one of the babies causes a skunk to faint with his Fartillery.
  • Straying Baby: Happens quite a lot in the show, often with disastrous results. The episode Molar Attack is a good example.
  • Toilet Humour: Pretty much the entire premise of the show.
  • Valentine's Day Episode: Balemtime's Day
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Happens on a regular basis. One notable scene is where Derrick pukes an entire ocean of vomit in Poop Doggy Dogg.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Buck has a tuft of dark blue hair to contrast his light blue skin. Also, Meg has green hair.


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