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Western Animation / Zevo-3

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A Nicktoons cartoon about three superheroes with the radical names of Z-Strap, Kewl Breeze, and Elastica, and who are based on Sketchers sneakers. While many think it was a 30-minute sneaker commercial, not only were shoes almost never mentioned, as it went on, it became a dark story, hinting at a vast conspiracy at work. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled before this could be fully explored.

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  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: "Beneath the City"
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Jason James
    • Matt Martin
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Metal power! Ice power! ... Hair power?
  • An Axe to Grind: Gram and plant monster.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Stankfoot and Ronson, with both opposing each other while Zevo-3 is caught in the middle.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Matt and Ellie. Oddly, they often refer to each other by their superhero handles when in costume. Hell, Ellie calls him by name (middle included) while in costume in the middle of hostile territory.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: The second episode has this in spades.
  • Continuity Nod: A recycling flyer Ellie made is briefly shown tumbling through the streets a few episodes later.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Jason in particular fell susceptible to this in "Which Came First".
  • Dating Catwoman: Jason kind of ends up doing this, although he doesn't realize until the end.
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  • Deadpan Snarker: The (first) talking mutant in "Sacrifice". Even when the group gets captured, his only reaction is "Ah, they beefed up security."
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Stankfoot seems geniunely distraught any time Blacktop is destroyed, even if he always gets better.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Z-Strap
  • Freak Lab Accident: In addition to being the Zevo-3's origin, it was also what brought about many of their enemies.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Crust Sparrow is the leader of the Moloks, a group of mutants who were fused to parts of the Footville Subway System by the Zevo Compound. He rules the Moloks with an iron fist and treats the subway as a kingdom. He believes that the Moloks' mutations were caused by the gods of transformation, so every year he would make a sacrifice to please the gods. Kewl Breeze was planned to be this year's sacrifice. Kewl is rescued by Z-Strap and Elastika, who comes with Crust's own son Bugs, who ran away from the Moloks some time ago. When Bugs asks what happened to him, Crust says his life was ruined, and Bugs fires back that he ruined everyone else's life.


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