Follow TV Tropes


YMMV / Maddigan's Quest

Go To

  • Angst? What Angst?: After Hillfolk, Timon and Eden barely mention their parents' deaths.
    • Maddie also falls for Yves surprisingly fast, considering her husband died at the start of the series.
  • Awesome Music: Victoria Kelly's lush score for the series, especially the opening and closing themes, captured the spirit of the Fantasia's journey.
  • Ear Worm: Lilith's "Hoochie Coochie" song. In universe, though, not so much.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Boomer. Oh so much.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Fans of Power Rangers RPM may notice some amusing parallels and reminders of the season, as follows:
    • The tunnels in the episode "Greentown" are the exact same ones used for Alphabet Soup, a secret government organization dedicated to raising child prodigies like Olivia Tennet's character Dr. K, who causes the near destruction of Earth when she releases a computer supervirus named Venjix because she "just wanted to go outside" after finding out that she and her friends were not allergic to sunlight—the pretense under which they have been kept hidden from the world by their handlers.
    • Advertisement:
    • In the episode "Newton", Garland has to bail out Lilith and Milo Cawthorne's one-shot character Bolek from an underground toxic waste dump. Fast forward to RPM a few years later, and Rose's character Summer ends up rescuing Olivia's and Milo's characters (Dr. K and Ziggy Grover) from a cave in the episode "If Venjix Won".
      • Earlier in that episode, Bolek throws a tomato at Lilith. On RPM, Milo's character Ziggy ends up being the Butt-Monkey to Olivia's Dr. K, the series' Little Miss Snarker mentor figure. It appears that the pair have experience giving each others' characters a difficult time.
    • In the episode "Off The Map", Garland agrees to marry the son of the pirate Sultan to keep the solar converter from the wrong hands. In one episode of RPM, Rose's character Summer agrees to go through with her Arranged Marriage to keep the MacGuffin away from the season's Big Bad Venjix. In both cases, it's thankfully subverted.
  • Advertisement:
  • I Am Not Shazam: The girl protagonist isn't Maddigan; she's Garland Maddigan. The circus is called Maddigan's Fantasia and the show itself is called Maddigan's Quest in reference to the quest that the entire circus takes. (In fact, Maddigan's Fantasia is the title of Margaret Mahy's original book, which was changed when the producers got leery about using the word "Fantasia" and risking copyright problems with the Disney film).
  • The Scrappy: Lilith.
  • Squick: In the episode Greentown, a heavily drugged Ozul protests blearily that 'that's very exotic, master, but I must warn you- I'm ticklish!' Given the master in question...
    • Also in Solis, when a fully-transformed Timon catches a passing bug with his tongue.

Example of: