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Left to right: Marc, Lee, Megan, and Tony.
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Another offering from Marathon Media, the studio behind Totally Spies! and Martin Mystery, originally created for Disney Channel Asia, later imported into Cartoon Network. The series, a sort of Spiritual Successor to Totally Spies featuring much younger protagonists, is about the adventures of four young siblings (Tony, Marc, Megan, and Lee Clark) who must balance their lives in middle school with their secret lives as spies working for WOOHP, the World Organization of Human Protection. Though Jerry appears once more as a coordinator and parent figure for the young heroes, Sam, Alex, and Clover are relegated to simple cameos.

While Totally Spies drew inspiration from Shoujo manga, The Amazing Spiez is also inspired by western Comic Books.

Definitely not related to the little Swiss city.


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  • Aborted Arc: In one episode, it's implied that Tami has a crush on Lee. However, this is never brought up again in any later episodes.
  • Ace Pilot: At only 13 years of age, Lee is a very skilled airplane pilot, who is normally driving his and his siblings' jet during missions. In the first episode, Tony is able to drive a car using a video game remote. Entirely justified despite by their age by being WOOPH agents.
  • Action Dad / Action Mom: Cal and Karen Clark respectively, who are revealed to be ex-secret agents, to the surprise of their children.
  • Action Girl: Megan has her moments. She's very acrobatic and hits harder than her slight frame would indicate. One episode has her kick a door off its hinges and break in multiple pieces, to the utter surprise of Lee and Tony.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Lee is prone to ruffling his siblings' hair, especially when he's trying to be comforting.
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  • Air-Vent Passageway: In "Operation Spy-Sitter", Megan, Marc and Tony escape the Villain of the Week (who disguised himself as their babysitter) via an airvent in Megan's closet.
  • Alliterative Name: The Spiez' father, Cal Clark.
  • All There in the Manual: The fact that Marc and Megan are actually twins, the fact that the Clarks live in Toronto, Canada is never mentioned in the show proper, but it is known from additional material.
  • Alpha Bitch: Tami, taking after Mandy.
    • Lovable Alpha Bitch: On a few occasions increasingly as the show goes on, and as a whole, Tami's preferable to other bitches like the aforementioned Mandy. Toward the end she and the Clarks are basically Vitriolic Best Buds.
  • Always Someone Better: In "Operation: Yeti Bear", the spies' schoolmate Tara is shown to not only be capable of besting Lee's athletic records, but of building a better computer than Marc. That makes them feel insecure.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Tony and Megan, given that both of their parents are Caucasian.
  • Animesque: It looks like a comic, but withholds some of the anime qualities of its predecessor.
  • Ass Kicking Pose: Pictured above. Once per Episode, the Clark siblings do the same sequence whenever they change in their spy suits.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: 50 Ft. Hacker attacks in the episode "Operation The 50 Ft. Hacker".
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Tony is 11 years old and the youngest Clark child, and his three siblings are shown to be particularly protective of him due to his impulsivity and childish naiveté.
  • Badass Adorable: They are all pre-teens, and are just as competent spies as their predecessors.
  • Badass Bookworm: Marc is a Gadgeteer Genius and The Smart Guy of the team, but can also fight just as well as his siblings.
  • Badass in Distress: Whenever one or all of the Spiez are held captive by the Villain of the Week. Justified considering they are still children despite their secret agent training, and are in a height and strenght disadvantage.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Megan's acting in "Operation Brat Pack" needs some work, to say the least. Although Megan sees herself as the most talented star there is.
  • Battle Couple: Cal and Karen Clark are revealed to have been former secret agents, just like their children now are, and worked quite well together.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Leon, who mutates himself in a half man, half cameleon creature. In his second episode, he kidnaps the Clark's mother and mutates her as well as part of his Evil Plan.
  • Big Brother Bully: Lee does enjoy picking on his younger brothers Marc and Tony (and on Megan to a lesser extent). Downplayed as he's always got his younger brothers' backs when it's really important in the end.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Sibling Protective Instinct. The Clarks may fight like cats and dogs and give each other a hard time but if you mess with one, the other 3 will mess you UP!
  • Blue Is Heroic: Marc's spy suit is blue, and is one of the four main Kid Heroes.
  • Book Dumb: Contrary to their brother Mark, Lee and Tony have been shown to have quite bad grades at school (mostly Lee).
  • Bound and Gagged: Less often than in the original but has happened on various occasions.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill:
    • Lee has to wear them in "Operation: Dare Devil", to his utter dismay and embarrassment. Towards the end of the episode, he uses it to blind the villain of the episode by using it to reflect light.
    • Davey Hacker is shown to wear braces, which makes him speak with a lisp. It's meant to represent his younger age(10 years old) compared to the Spiez.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: It's a Totally Spies! spin-off. Of course this has happened multiple times to multiple people. As early as the first episode, Tony becomes a pawn of evil.
  • Cain and Abel: Jerry is the Abel to Terry and Sherry's Cains.
  • The Cameo: Jerry aside since he still has a main role, other characters from Totally Spies! do make appearances on occasion, such as the main trio from the original franchise and others such as Dean, Blaine and Britney.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Marc knows just about anything... except speaking to a girl, as "Operation Crabby Bob" demonstrates.
  • Catgirl: Or Catboy rather. Tony briefly imagines himself with cat ears at the start of "Operation Grow Up".
  • The Chick: Megan, due to being the only girl amongst the Clark children.
  • Child Prodigy: Marc. A Teen Genius in the making, he is only 12 yet is a highly intelligent individual who is a Grade A student and one of the WOOHP's most intelligent members according to exam results. While it can make him quite pompous, he was also used against his will in Sherry's Evil Plan (where she stole his intelligence). And while highly smart, Marc is shown to have insecurities and isn't the most social of his siblings.
  • Color-Coded Secret Identity: Red for Lee, blue for Marc, pink for Megan and yellow for Tony.
  • Companion Cube: The B-Plot in "Operation: Pet Peeved" has Tony "adopt" several objects as pets since the Clark parents won't give him an actual animal (due to his inability to take care of them). Said objects include: a lint on a string called "Fuzzy", a pebble called "Stony" and a dirty sock called "Socky". The episode's Brick Joke has all of his "pets" ending up destroyed or lost in some way.
  • Composite Character: Megan appears to be a perfect mix of the three original Totally Spies!. She is a smart hacker and the resident Team Mom like Sam, is a boy-crazy Fashionista and prone to cocky moments like Clover, and is a tomboy sportive girl like Alex (even sharing her hairdo!)
  • Crazy-Prepared: Again, Jerry, just like in Totally Spies!.
    • Despite the fact the series happen in Toronto, Canada (contrary to Beverly Hills in the original), WOOPH reveals to have put trap doors and vacuum systems pretty much everywhere around the world to bring their agents to their main headquarters (since the Clarks get "woohp'ed" just like Sam, Clover and Alex were).
    • Once agin for this series, the Clark team always have the right gadgets prepared for the moment, no matter how unlikely it would appear.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: Tony got one in the first episode because he was tired of being treated as the little guy by his siblings.
  • Damsel in Distress: Not nearly as often as in Totally Spies!, but as you can expect, female characters such as Megan, Tami and sometimes the former's mother have their fair share of these types of situations.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Exploited. Zoe Quinn from "Operation: Sunrise Tan" is this, due to the pheromone tan she applied on herself, and turns her skin into a dark orange. Tami also becomes this through the episode due to having been exposed to the same tan.
  • Deadpan Snarker: All of the Clark siblings are sassy, but Lee definitely takes the lead in terms of snarky comebacks, with Marc not too far behind.
  • Death Trap: Considering it's a Totally Spies! spin-off, it's a given.
  • Different as Night and Day: While Marc and Megan aren't as extreme as some examples of this trope, but it is present. 1. Marc is a boy while Megan is a girl.; 2. their complexions are opposite with Marc having fairly light skin while Megan's is much darker; 3. Megan has green eyes which make her look slightly exotic while Marc has more mundane brown eyes; 4. Marc's hair is a light shade while Megan's is a fairly dark shade of black; 4. Marc's outfit in civilian attire is overall much lighter than Megan's; and finally 5. their personalities. Marc is a slightly feminine self-proclaimed geek who's the Smart Guy of his team as the resident Badass Bookworm and Gadgeteer Genius and a fairly good example of a Socially Awkward Hero while Megan is a tomboyish Fashionista who's the team's chick and well versed in social interactions.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Jerry's sister Sherry became a supervillain and vowed revenge for almost 50 years to destroy Jerry's life. Because he tattled on her for sneaking a cookie as kids, though to be more accurate, they both snuck cookies but he threw the blame on her while faking innocence. She used Marc, who had no connection to the event other than being one of Jerry's agents (which is flimsy logic at best), as a test subject for the device she planned to use on her brother.
  • Distressed Dude: This show doesn’t discriminate between the 3 males and one female when it comes to kidnappings.
  • Dude Magnet: Exploited in "Operation: Sunrise Tan". University student Zoe Quinn incorporates pheromones in a body tan, which makes any man nearby fall completely crazy in love for whoever woman wearing it. Tami is revealed to have been tanned in the same salon as Zoe, so all the boys at Southdale (including the Clark brothers) end up aggreissively chasing Tami and fighting over her, which makes it up to Megan to save Tami AND stop Zoe's plan.
  • Evil Aunt: Downplayed with Aunt Trudy. She does love her nephews and niece, however her nosy nature puts their secret identities in jeopardy. However, played straight in "Operation: Trudy on Duty", where she gets corrupted by an anti-spy serum and transforms her into a dangerous spy hunter who targets her own nephews and niece to "eliminate".
  • Evil Brit: Jerry's sister Sherry, who grew up in England like the rest of the family.
  • Evil Is Petty: Following the previous franchise's tradition, most villains' motives are blatant Disproportionate Retributions. For an example, the main villain of "Operation: Terrible Thirteen" is a twelve-going-on-thirteen year old girl named Kat who mutated all the other kids who turned 13 the same day as her (including Tami), in order to be the only celebratee on her birthday.
  • Evil Old Folks: The Granny from Totally Spies! makes her triumphant return, not without the help of her just-as-old-and-deranged sidekicks Bubbi and Papa.
  • Evil Redhead: Most villains the kids has to fight are redheads, such as Davey Hacker, Stony Falcon, and even a Brainwashed and Crazy redheaded Aunt Trudy!
  • Extremely Protective Children: The Clark kids don't take any kindly to villains kidnapping and/or brainwashing their parents.
  • Family Theme Naming: The Lewis family includes: Jerry, Terry (full name Terrence) and Sherry.
  • Fiery Redhead: Lee has his moments, as shown in "Operation Spy-Sitter". Deconstructed as his impulsivity can lead him and his siblings in trouble.
  • Fingertip Drug Analysis: The mysterious substance to be tested with fingers and licking was honey, but the trope applies, given the reactions of the rest of the team.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Lee (choleric), Marc (melancholic), Megan (leuquine), and Tony (sanguine).
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Cynic (Marc), Optimist (Lee), Realist (Megan), and Apathetic (Tony).
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Marc. In the first episode, he reprograms one of their gadgets in mid-mission in seconds.
  • Grand Finale: While other episodes still premiered out of order afterward, the two-part "Operation Scary Jerry" is this for the show, resolving the recurring plotline with Jerry's evil sister Sherry and bringing back his evil brother Terrance from Totally Spies!.
  • Good Parents: Cal and Karen Clark are caring, supportive parents who love their kids. When it appeared that their parents had attacked their sub with intent to kill, Marc honestly believed his seasickness was making him hallucinate and the other 3 were in just about complete agreement. And for the record, they were right about their parents not wanting to hurt them. It was a ploy by Davey Hacker to get rid of the Clark kids by brainwashing their parents into doing his dirty work. And it almost worked...
  • Granola Girl: Megan is a known environmentalist amongst her peers. The B-Plot of "Operation Old School" is her replace all products in their common lives by "homemade biologic products", which are simultaneously stinky or itchy, to the dismay of the Clark brothers.
  • Hackette: Megan shares Marc's quirk and talent of hacking, and is just as good as him in the matter.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Cameleon-enthusiast Leon mutates himself into an actual cameleon humanoid towards the climax of his debut episode. In his return in "Operation: Desert Rescue", he does the same thing to the Spiez' mother in order to turn her into his sidekick and "queen".
  • Harmless Freezing: In "Operation Twins of Trouble" it happens to the Spiez' parents.
  • Hartman Hips: Tami gains some in "Operation Terrible Thirteen" as part of the villain's plot to mutate kids.
  • Height Angst: From the first episode, Tony is shown to be annoyed at his short height and wishes to be taller so he can have the same privileges as his taller older siblings.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Cal Clark married Karen, a redhead, and are happy parents to 4 kids together.
  • Honorary Uncle: Jerry considers himself the Clarks' "uncle Jerry", as he looks out for them the way he does with Sam, Clover and Alex.
  • Horned Hairdo: The Spiez’ Aunt Trudy has one.
  • Human Ladder: Used to reach a sprinkler control on a wall in "Operation Spy-Sitter".
  • Hypocrite: Techhammer's owner Mia in "Operation: Dare Devil" states she doesn't guys with braces... despite the one she wears one herself. Lee is quick to point it out to her.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: The Clarks constantly bicker and mock eachother, even forming 3-against-1 cliques to mess with eachother. However, they love eachother greatly, and if you dare harming one of them, the other 3 will make you regret it.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Everything's an operation for these kids…
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Leon kidnaps Karen Clark and mutates her into his "[cameleon] queen" in order to get revenge against the Spiez (which Leon knows are her kids).
  • Incest Subtext: Marc and Megan are awfully close with one another, often seen with one arm or shoulder around the other in screenshots, and Megan is always there to advise Marc on social graces. The subtext is subtle but definitely visible.
  • Inflating Body Gag: In "Operation The 50 Ft. Hacker", the growth-inducing gadget malfunctions, making Megan inflate like a giant balloon. Marc manages to revert her back to normal size shortly after.
  • Instant Costume Change: The Spiez are able to change from their normal clothing to their spy suits in the space of a few seconds, as seen in their episodic costume change sequence. It also works the other way around: when they're in their spy gears and their parents are coming back home, the kids are in their regular clothes the next scene.
  • Insufferable Genius: Marc is very intelligent but can act like an ass on occasion though it's not always on purpose and he'll frequently back off if one of his older siblings chastises him.
  • Karma Houdini: Leon from Operation:Desert Rescue kidnaps the kids’ Mom and turns her into a chameleon before using her to ransack various spy agencies to steal parts that allow him to go One-Winged Angel. Though the Spiez thwart his plans, he still manages to get away.
  • Keet: Tony, in spades, due to being the youngest and most childish of the siblings.
  • Kid-anova: Tony in "Operation: Break-Out" gets 5 girls to date him. However, his macho and womanizer behavior causes him to get the girls' fury aimed at him towards the end of the episode.
  • Kid Detective: All four of the Clark siblings, due to working for the WOOPH are sent to investigate on missions.
  • Kid Hero: All of the four titular Spiez are under 13 years of age, and highly trained WOOHP agents.
  • Legacy Character: Boogie Gus's son Gus Jr has a similar machine to his father’s, only for the 90s.
  • Little Miss Badass: Megan is 12 years old and thanks to the WOOHP's training is just as capable of packing a punch than her brothers.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Again, Megan. Being the only girl amongst her siblings is bond to make her sarcastic when it comes to her brothers' antics.
  • Lovable Jock: Lee does have a couple moments of chauvinism or over-competitiveness but is generally a really nice kid.
  • Mama Bear: Karen Clark. Do not mess with this woman's kids, or she'll get medieval on your ass ...unfortunately she doesn't get to show this off much.
  • Meaningful Name: Technical example; Marc's name is spelled the same way as the MARC system for library online catalogs. Given his position as The Smart Guy, it's appropriate.
  • Men Don't Cry: Men don't showcase their emotional side; Marc is extremely emotionally sensitive but tries to keep it hidden because he finds it embarrassing, with Megan being the only person he really opens up to.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Contrary to her brothers' spy suits (as well as her predecessors'), Megan's catsuit has a mini skirt included.
  • Mouthy Kid: Tony, which sometimes can lead him and his siblings in trouble since he doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.
  • My Nayme Is: Marc's name is written with a "c" instead of a "k". Although, it is common for that name to be written with a "c" in Canada, mostly french regions (Toronto is mostly English in terms of language, but is near Quebec, Canada's only french-speaking province). And there's the fact the series are French in origin and later dubbed in English.
  • Never Say "Die": Or you'll be "eliminated".
  • Noodle Incident: The time the Clarks left flesh-eating bacteria in Jerry's refrigerator. Viewers never get to hear what happened with it. There are also a few missions that we never see in detail (such as the one that made the WOOHP recruit the Clarks).
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Almost exaggerated: the main heroes are between 11-14 years old, and at some occasions fought against kid villains even younger than they are, such as Davey Hacker (a childish, but still intelligent 10 year old Evil Genius) or Archibald Cranton, an 8 year old kid.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: Megan is the only girl in the Clark's family's children.
  • Papa Wolf: Both Jerry and the Clarks' biological father though the latter doesn't really get to showcase it much.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Neither Cal or Karen Clark have any idea that all four of their kids are secret agents working for a spy organization meant to protect humanity. When they do have a feeling their kids are acting weird or hiding something, they always end up buying whatever excuse they find, despite most of them being terrible.
  • Parents in Distress: In return for the protective natures of their boss, their dad and their mom anytime the parents/parental figure need/needs bailing out, the kids are there in a heartbeat.
  • Pink Heroine: Megan is a juvenile WOOHP agent who sports a pink suit.
  • Precocious Crush: Considering the Spiez' young age, they regularly develop some crushes on people older then them during the show:
    • Megan has one on heartthrob actor Brock Chambers in "Operation: Brat Pack".
    • Tony gets one on Clover in "Operation Dude Ranch Disaster".
    • Lee falls in love with Techammer CEO Mia due to the fact she wears braces like he does (for this episode).
  • Prehensile Hair: Sherry's supervillain outfit includes a sort of "wig" of Mega Twin Tails with Power Pincers on the tips, that she can apparently control mentally to attack her opponents.
  • Rocket Boots: Included in the Clarks' spy outfits.
  • Reality Ensues: Marc's fear of heights in "Operation: Desert Rescue", as explained by Jerry, is justified to previous missions the Clarks lived where they had misadventures in altitude. Marc gets concerned because spies need to be able to work in altitude or else he might get taken off the field if he doesn't find a solution to his fear.
  • Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: Implied to have happened with the Clarks since they seem to have been at the spying business a while in the first episode (and do they have all the attitude...)
  • Red Is Heroic: Lee is a WOOHP spy and wears a red suit on missions.
  • Required Spinoff Crossover: At least two episodes feature appearances from Totally Spies! characters. This naturally includes Sam, Alex, and Clover, but also characters like Britney, Blaine, and Dean.
  • Reverse Polarity: The Super Soaker Supersizer in "Operation The 50 Ft. Hacker" is undone with this.
  • The Rival: Tami is this to Megan (just like Mandy was to Clover).
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: Megan's hairstyle is this, fitting the high-tech futuristic spy universe.
  • Secret Chaser: Aunt Trudy, who almost discovers the Spiez’ secrets.
  • Series Continuity Error: In "The Spy Sitter", Marc asks for something that includes meat. However in "Pet Peeved", Tony stated that Marc is a vegetarian. Now that could have been a development between the episodes or Tony just trying to distract their attacker but clarity would have been nice.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Megan and Marc both share a tendency to put their hands in the pockets of their sweaters and share a knack for hacking, though Megan admits Marc had to teach her.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The villain in "Operation: Break-Out" is called "The Juggler", an obvious expy of The Joker, from the green hair and white makeup to his laughing gas he uses on the Spiez.
    • Done very subtly in "Operation Grow Up". The episode features a villain that can alter his age at will, becoming a child at some points, an adult at some others, but one of his distinguishing traits is that he has a small scar on his chin at all times. Earlier in the episode, Tony is upset because he's too young to see a movie his older siblings are all going to. It isn't mentioned by name, but the poster the children bring back features a very familiar silhouette of one Indiana Jones. Fans of the franchise need not hear more. Sneaky!
    • Marc's crush in "Operation Crabby Bob" is named Sheena Weston, after singer Sheena Easton who sang the title song in For Your Eyes Only.
    • The villain in "Operation: Wheels of Thunder" is a skater called Stony Falcon, an obvious nod to Tony Hawk.
    • Megan as Gravity Girl in "Operation Fun and Games" can easily remind one of Storm.
  • Sibling Team: The four Clark children are spies working for the WOOHP and are sent on missions by Jerry all together. Despite their regular sibling banter, they do make an excellent team.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In "Operation Brat Pack", Megan becomes a vain diva when she is convinced she'll get the role for the school's play at Tami's place. Despite the fact her acting needs serious work.
  • The Smart Guy: Marc, being a precocious Teen Genius, takes care of the hacking and informatic parts of missions.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Whenever Megan gets a Precocious Crush on a boy, in the same vein as Clover before her.
  • The Smurfette Principle: There is only one female among the four main heroes and she has most, if not all, "girl" tropes.
  • Speech Impediment: Davey Hackey speaks with a lisp due to wearing braces. The same thing happens to Lee when he has to wear braces for an episode.
  • Split-Screen Reaction: As part of the comic-book style.
  • Spoiled Brat: Tami, since she is a Mandy expy.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Sherry has the same face model as Jerry, only with slightly less wrinkles, makeup and hair, which definitely make you see they are related.
  • Super Mode: Happens to Lee, Marc, and Megan in "Operation Fun and Games", when they steal the villain’s Applied Phlebotinum.
  • Super Villain: The villains in this show, while they do still have really stupid Freudian Excuses, they're costumed and have powers or gadgets related to their "Theme", the old show had some shades of it, but this show has more obvious Super Villain inspiration. Even the villains that do return from the original show have underwent a reworked design more befitting of a Super Villain.
  • Surprise Vehicle: The WOOHP helicopter in "Operation Spy-Sitter" comes out of nowhere.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Tami for Mandy, in terms of being the resident Alpha Bitch.
  • Team Dad:
    • Jerry naturally by virtue of being the only adult in on the spy gig
    • Lee will play this role to some degree when the kids are on their own.
  • Team Mom: Megan. While it's not constant, she does frequently go out of her way to help her brothers.
  • Teen Superspy: Just Lee, technically. He's thirteen; his three siblings are a year younger (or two, in Tony's case). In the second season he ups it up to fourteen while Marc and Megan become thirteen, thus counting as examples as well.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Marc and Megan's names start with the same letter, highlighted in the Missing Episode "M's Again" which features their birthday as a sub-plot.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Megan, at least according to her brothers. And they have a point since Megan is sassy and fully able to keep up with the boys but enjoys wearing pink and gushes over cute boys.
  • Transformation Sequence: If the way they put on their spy suits in every episode doesn't count (it's simpler than most examples, but still), then the time that Lee, Megan, and Marc turned into super heroes in "Operation Fun and Games" definitely does.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: In "Operation: Twins of Trouble" a WOOHP jet does this as it flies off into the distance.
  • Voice Changeling: In "Operation: Cameleon", Jerry uses a voice trafficking gadget to speak to Karen on the phone with Tony's voice (since Tony was at this moment held captive by the Villain of the Week). Becomes a Chekhov's Gun when Megan uses it to mess with Tami by speaking with her own voice.
  • V-Sign: Megan does this with both hands in the Clark's transformation sequence into their suits.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: The Clarks' routine. The world gets saved multiple times by WOOHP agents who still attend junior high.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: Tami becomes the Clarks' friend in "Twins of Trouble" after they save her life, and she ends up causing them more trouble in helping them than she does antagonizing them. Realizing that they liked Tami better before, they eventually let her "save" them so that the debt is paid and she can go back to being the Alpha Bitch, albeit much more frequently lovable than she'd been before.
  • White Sheep: Jerry is the only child in the Lewis family who hasn't turned to evil.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Clowns and heights (for one episode) for Marc and he had to face his both fears in an episode.
    • Lee is claustrophobic.
    • Tony fears the dark.
    • Notably Megan is the only Clark sibling to never have a fear shown on-screen.
  • Wilhem Scream: Heard in several episodes such as "Operation Fun and Games" and "Operation Dyno-mite", to name a few...
  • Wingding Eyes: Due to the animesque nature of the franchise, heart and dizzy spiral eyes make their return.
  • Woman Scorned:
    • The 5 girls Tony dated at the same time don't take it well when they overhear Tony bragging about it and team up to chase him across the school in revenge.
    • Zoe Quinn from "Operation: Sunrise Tan" gets furious when her boyfriend Bradley dumps her. In retaliation, she creates a tan made out of pheromones that brainwashes men to fall in love to any girl wearing it and fight eachother over them. Her main plan is to use it in order to make an "army" of rabid admirers that she sends after Bradley.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: Megan is shown through the series to have crushes on guys that are either older or taller than her.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Every adult villain to ever appear. While not all of them go out of their way to injure the Clarks, none of them pull any punches in doing things like destroying structures the kids are climbing, inducing other people to try to kill them or throwing them from great heights
  • X Treme Kool Letterz: The Amazing Spiez - the title has "Z" instead of "S" at the end of plural. Kewl, right?

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