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  • Confirmation Bias: Part of the reason the show's survived for fifteen years is its instant appeal to the parents of Christian children.
  • Critical Research Failure: Probably deliberate, but in the episode A Fight for Faith the vile Wacky Protestor comes up with a plan to convert kids to Atheism. Which according to him is "The belief that there is no God, no hope, and no future." It skids a lot closer into nihilism, but again, they're probably playing it up for drama/entertainment's sake.
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  • Don't Shoot the Message: As is typical with this sort of show, many Christians don't exactly like how this show presents their faith.
  • Dork Age: Most people agree that the Powersource videos or 'Third season' of Bibleman weren't all that great, mainly thanks to the new younger but much stiffer and less engaging hero.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Rapscalion P. Sinister, who only appeared in the A Fight for Faith live show, was actually good-looking and had a refined British accent, a far cry from the usually ugly villains Bibleman faces.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: In Lambasting the Legions of Laziness Josh repeatedly expresses a desire to become a singer and is shut down by his friends every time. Way to support your friends' dreams, Bibleteam.
  • Growing the Beard: Regardless of the actual quality, the series really started getting entertaining upon "Defeating The Shadow Of Doubt", where the Christian Barney format of "The Bibleman Show" was dropped and the series got revamped to be more of a real superhero spoof.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The fact that Luxor Spawndroth's, an enemy in league with Satan opposed to the Adam West-ish Superhero Bibleman, name contains the word "Spawn" in it is likely not intended as a Shout-Out to that comic book series.
  • Idiot Plot: The episode "Jesus Our Savior" tries to work in a cliffhanger where if Bibleman is defeated in his confrontation with the episode's extra-powerful new bad guy, the Bible Team's headquarters will go into lockdown forever to keep the villain from discovering its secrets. Thing is, this villain is repeatedly shown being utterly infuriated by the merest mention of anything biblical; the only thing he'd do to Bibleman's stuff is destroy it. Bibleman is basically just doing the villain's job for him by sealing off their headquarters forever.
  • Replacement Scrappy: The Wacky Protestor. Luxor Spawndroth he ain't.
    • Josh Carpenter, the second Bibleman, is essentially the first Bibleman only Totally Radical and without any of the aspects that made the first one likable or fun. No wonder the show didn't last with him.
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  • So Bad, It's Good: Pretty much the whole point. The Christian messages are supposed to be taken seriously; the campy superhero stuff is not.
  • Special Effects Failure: The animated series has some pretty bad animation, even for a Christian video series. One of the more obvious errors in the episode "Clobbering the Crusher" has Cypher's arm clipping through a boy's entire body at the end of the episode.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: A PC game based on the Fight For Faith episode was made, but let's just say it was easy to tell it was the company's first game. The announced console versions never appeared and Covenant Studios appears to have gone under after releasing that game and that game only.
  • Values Dissonance: Both Bibleman's team and his nemeses' have robots—fully sentient AIs—to help them out. The problem is that UNICE (Universal Networking Intelligence Computing Entity) happily spreads the word of the Lord while LUCI (Link to Underhanded Computer Influences) is quite against it. Now, when only humans are involved this is no problem, but LUCI quite understandably isn't terribly happy about following God's will because robots don't have souls! So whenever they face off UNICE, chipper as can be, tries to convince LUCI that it is a worthless pile of scrap with no higher purpose in life than to teach humans to accept Christ into their lives, and that its dreams of living independently of humans are evil.

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