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  • Accidental Innuendo: This gem of a line by Dr. Chipotle Jr. in "Love and War":
    "And until he's (Manny) gone we'll never taste the sweet nectre of Frida's looooove..."
  • Adorkable: White Pantera, though sometimes his antics can cross into pure goofiness. This is especially evident when he's around Maria.
    • Davi too, as he's a cheerful and energetic kid who likes making nukes out of Mexican toys.
  • Author's Saving Throw: As the Squick entry will tell you, many were understandably turned off by the romantic relationships between humans and skeletons. When The Book of Life came out, Jorge revealed that Sartana was actually Xibalba and La Muerte's daughter, meaning she is (or was) a goddess and not an undead woman.
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  • Base-Breaking Character: Davi/Albino Burrito due to his annoying antics as an obsessive fanboy yet at the same time being a genuinely nice person. Also, he was only in two episodes.
  • Cliché Storm: Definitely meant to be seen as an Affectionate Parody of the superhero genre with a Mexican twist.
  • Cult Classic: While the show was cut short, it's none the less gained a small but loyal fanbase on the internet over the years, especially after Jorge's feature debut. note 
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Django of the Dead gained a following after his debut (and only major) appearance. The writers were on the same page, as they were planning on making him a recurring character in season two.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • While Manny and Frida is generally accepted, El Tigre and Black Cuervo was also popular. It was so popular that 'Tigre + Cuervo Forever', a catch phrase for the ET/BC following, became the title of an episode.
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    • Frida gets paired with either Dr. Chipotle Jr or Sergio a lot, too.
    • Frida/Django is quite popular, too.
    • Turns out the creators were seriously going to go an a joyride with this, given Manny was supposed to date Zoe for a while and Frida actually dated Sergio, Diego, AND Django during that time period. However, Manny and Frida ultimately were to become the permanent Official Couple while Zoe and Django eventually become the Beta Couple.
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  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Manny and Frida are related down the line from Manolo and Joaquin of The Book of Life. The two men were best friends even during and after the Love Triangle, so it's rather sweet to see their distant relatives are also best friends and even go on to become a couple!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • With both characters being played by Eric Bauza, White Pantera — a superhero — later became Lord Stingray — a supervillain.
    • Eric Bauza would voice a superhero who protected an "M___ City" alongside a boy and his impulsive female friend from villains that included his ex-sidekick. The difference? White Pantera is now a sock puppet.note 
    • The Word of God reveal that Manolo's mother Carmen is Justice Jaguar's sister becomes this when you remember that both Justice Jaguar and Carmen's husband Carlos are voiced by Héctor Elizondo.
    • Manny wouldn’t be the last “Rivera” to visit the Land Of The Dead. Coincidentally, both works feature Alanna Ubach.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Stalker with a Crush, The Titanium Titan's obsession with Rodolfo reeks of this. There even was a part of an episode featuring his fake Heel–Face Turn where they appeared to almost share a kiss if Manny hadn't cut in.
    • Jorge more or less confirms that the Titan had a romantic interest in Rodolfo.
  • Moe: Frida, Davi, and Manny.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Wanna know what makes The Golden Eagle Twins' Karma Houdini all the more infuriating? They were set to fire a laser from their bli- Er, zeppelin to obliterate the Miracle City Community Park, not even caring about killing an old lady with puppies and other innocents in the process, just to build their own motocross park! Many of the evil acts committed by the fake heroes were mostly played for laughs, but this actually goes too far!
  • Squick: The show seemed to have had a love for playing with different types of romances (even more so had it continued); however, some of them were just straight up weird.
    • The romance between Puma Loco and Sartana of the Dead. It gets worse. A picture and description on the creator's Deviant Art shows that if the series had continued, it would have been revealed that these two somehow had a son together. Want more? He's probably Django's father! In case there was any doubt...
    • For the same main reason as Puma Loco and Sartana, the confirmed future relationship between Zoe and Django can also be seen as this. It should be noted that the above Author's Saving Throw now nullifies this example; still, given that Sartana is very much death-based it could still leave some lingering implications.
    • Another possibly confirmed secret about relationships: Apparently, Sergio and Diego both are so unwilling to let go of their obsession with Frida that they both wind up making artificial replicas of her (Frida-Bot and Guaca-Frida respectively) for wives. Yeah...
    • Also counts as Nightmare Fuel and Fridge Horror. In "Silver Wolf", Frida develops an inflactuation with the titular teen bad boy to the point of completely disregarding Manny. But as it turns out, it was really the Titan once again attempting to lure her away from/finally get rid of Manny (and probably her too) for good. It was all just part of the plan, but the fact that this was a grown man and lunactic using border line romantic tactics on a tweenage girl is still very disturbing.
    • Then there was that time the human El Oso fell in love with/tried to whoo the Bear Princess...who is an actual bear. Bonus points in that Manny and Frida, though had to help because they owed El Oso for saving them earlier, really made no objections to the pair. At least she rejected him at the end.
    • Outside of romances, certain snippets of the gross out/potty humor of this series could easily be seen as this.
  • Toy Ship: Manny and Frida, of course! Supported by Word of God saying they would eventually end up together.
    • El Tigre and Black Cuervo also counts of the Foe Yay/unsuccessful variety.
  • Ugly Cute: The art style of the series tended to have a lot of characters fall under this.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: This show produced some gorgeous effects and backgrounds. In fact, that's one of the reasons why the show was able to garner up seven out of eleven awards.

Alternative Title(s): El Tigre


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