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The Davincibles is an Italian animated series.

It revolves around siblings Pablo and Zoë, who, along with their uncle Leo, travel the world to find special, mostly art related, relics for Leo's antique store, the Kurios Kat. They are opposed by a group of villains called the Society of Very Bad Villains, led by the world's worst artist ever, Quba. They seek the same artifacts to achieve world domination....or just to get Quba recognized as the world's greatest artist.

The Davincibles contains examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Cherie always calls Pablo "Paco," no matter how many times he corrects her.
  • Action Girl: Zoë.
  • Alpha Bitch: Cherie is a stereotypically snobby and pretty girl at Pablo and Zoe's school. Being the daughter of a supervillain also helps.
  • Always Identical Twins: the Tenors are identical in every possible way.
  • Art Initiates Life: Quba’s spray alive paint can bring any statue, painting etc. to life.
  • Attention Whore: Quba really wants to be recognized as a great artist, despite being terrible at it.
    • Cherie, being his daughter, is one as well.
  • Big Bad: Quba, though he’s rather ineffective at it.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: In "A Petrifying Point of View" Zoë dresses as Cherie for Halloween and does a quite accurate imitation of her Valley Girl-type accent.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Pablo and Zoë.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: the Society of Very Bad Villains, both as a group and all individual members.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Uncle Leo. Just to name a few of his quirks: he is a Manchild, who doesn’t hesitate to drag his niece and nephew into his adventures, is not the brightest bulb on the tree, can easily get carried away when pursuing a new relic, and doesn’t really know much about antiques despite running an antique store.
  • Cool Uncle: Leo Davinci has shades of this, when not being the Cloudcuckoolander.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Zig Zagged with Cherie. While she is definitely as evil as her father, she has no real interest in being a villain and only recruits his help if it can help her get something she wants.
  • Damsel out of Distress: The few times Zoë has been in trouble, she's always managed to get herself out of it.
  • Dreadful Musician: the Tenors, Aka and Pella.
  • Every Episode Ending: Several still photographs of the DaVinci's after restoring the sprayed artwork (or, in episodes where that doesn't happen, from whatever country they visited) are shown, with the three doing crazy poses or the like.
  • French Jerk: Quba is French, and very much a jerk.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In "Napoleon's Revenge," Quba recruits Napoleon to whip the SVBV into shape. However, he does such a good job that he deposes Quba as the group's leader.
  • Harmless Villain: All Society members fall into this. Except for the rare occasions that they don’t.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The artwork that Quba brings to life to serve him will inevitably turn on him by the end of the episode; justified in that they're not really that bad to begin with.
  • Humongous Mecha: Dr. Meanie's ray in "Monumental Showdown" turns the Eiffel Tower & Arc de Triumph into these.
  • Insistent Terminology: Quba never refers to Zoë & Leo by their names, always calling them "Pablo's sister" & "Pablo's uncle," respectively.
  • The Insomniac: Pablo once became this, forcing his sister and uncle to find Mozart's Requiem, which can make everyone who hears it fall asleep. Unfortunately, the Tenors wanted it for that same reason.
  • It's All About Me: Cherie in a nutshell.
  • Just One More Level!: Pablo can get carried away rather easily when playing video games.
  • Kid Hero: Pablo and Zoë are both teens.
  • Pint-Sized Ham: Quba; subtlety is not his strong suit.
  • Mad Scientist: Dr. Meanie.
  • Mascot: one of the members of the Society of Very Bad Villains is a failed high school mascot, who always dresses in a skunk suit and is even called Mascot.
  • The Napoleon: one episode featured the actual Napoleon, when Quba used his spray alive paint on a painting of him.
    • Quba himself also qualifies; he’s a very short man with an equally short temper and big ambitions.
  • Parental Abandonment: Pablo and Zoë live with their uncle, who is apparently also their legal guardian. No mention is ever made of their parents.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: In "Mall It All", Zoë ends up trapped on Quba's chariot (the Quadriga from atop Brandenburg Gate in Berlin) and, despite having things well in hand, is upset that Pablo would rather wait in line for a video game than come save her. So she puts herself back in the situation, yelling for "anyone besides my selfish brother" to come rescue her, even though she could get out of it whenever she wants.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Bamboo Technology: one episode centered around the team finding an old Mayan temple that was actually a spaceship. Other examples pop up as well.
  • Supervillain Lair: the Society of Very Bad Villains has one, located in the basement of Gino's Pizza.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Pablo and Zoë do attend high school between adventures, but it never seems to interfere with them travelling the world.
  • Start My Own: Happened in one episode when Mascot was upset that Pablo & Zoë didn't invite him to their party, so he used Spray Alive on a picture of the Greek god Bacchus, who stole all the guests away from their party.
  • Take Over the World: The main goal of the SVBV, although they're far too inept to actually succeed.
  • Tempting Fate: Something of a Running Gag, whenever Pablo or anyone wonders how things could get worse, they always do.
  • Terrible Artist: Quba is the worst artist in the world. His main motivation for being evil is to get some recognition for his artwork.
  • Villains Out Shopping: between committing crimes, the Society of Very Bad Villains run their own Pizza Parlor.
  • World Tour: The heroes spend a lot of time visiting far way countries and cities.