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¡Mucha Lucha! (roughly translated to "A Lot of Wrestling") was a Flash-animated show that ran on Kids' WB! from 2002 through 2005. Running for 52 episodes (and being retitled ¡Mucha Lucha!: Gigante in its third and final season), the show focused on the young Luchadores (masked wrestlers) who are students at the FOREMOST, WORLD RENOWNED, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LUCHA!!!!. Most prominent of the students are the main trio, consisting of Rikochet, who aims to become Luchadore Supreme, and his two friends, The Flea and Buena Girl.


¡"Mucha Tropes":

  • Adobe Flash: It's one of the first mainstream cartoons on television to use it.
  • A Day in the Limelight: While most of the episodes focus on the Power Trio, just about every wrestler seen in the title sequence gets at least one 11-minute spotlight.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: "Honor... family... tradition... AND DONUTS!"
  • Audience Participation: The three protagonists and Cindy Got Volunteered for this watching a pro match after one wrestler "dares" the other to fight with four junior luchadores in his jersey. (And they help him escape a pin.)
  • Badass Adorable: All 3 of the main characters certainly qualify And also The Flea's baby sister Pulgita.
  • Badass Santa: "Santo Claus" and his evil brother "Rudo Claus"
  • Bee Afraid: In the camp episode, when Buena Girl shoots a beehive during archery practice and they attack her.
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  • Beware the Nice Ones: Snow Pea.
  • Big Eater: The Flea. Mostly donuts, but willing to gorge on any edible (and ocassionally unedible) thing.
  • Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: The Flea, constantly.
  • Bouncing Battler: Rikochet, when he uses his "Pulverizing Pinball" move.
  • The Bully: The superheavyweights tend to get this characterization. And of course the three American wrestlers.
  • Calling Your Attacks: A constant of the series has the characters yelling the name of their attack before transforming into said object.
  • Catch-Phrase: Buena Girl's "That's not buena." and "It's all buena."
    • Rikochet's "Ay, basura."
    • The Flea's "Zapatos de rata"
  • The Chosen One: In the movie, turns out Rikochet is the Chosen One that must defeat the evil El Maléfico to save the Earth. Somewhat averted in that they only win by he, Buena Girl, and the Flea working together. He doesn't even get the finishing blow.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The Flea