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YMMV / Monkie Kid

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  • Adorkable:
    • MK definitely shows this with how much of a nerdy fanboy he is about Monkey King.
    • Red Son is probably most notable for being painfully adorkable when he tries to impress his father with defeating MK's team.
    • The Demon Horn Brothers, mostly when they try to act imposing.
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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The headquarters Mei set up for the team in the first episode Bad Weather. While there is some brief focus on it in said episode... Aside from a very brief cameo in Noodles or Death (wherein it's even Lampshaded how little it gets used), as of the end of Season 2, we haven't seen it since.
  • Creepy Awesome: Lady Bone Demon, who quickly became one of the most popular antagonists in the show due to her threatening presence and tendency to completely darken the mood of all the scenes she appears in.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Macaque quickly became one of the series' most popular antagonists due to his cool design, status as an Evil Counterpart to the Monkey King, and having one of the best fight scenes in the series. His second appearance showing that he has good qualities despite being a villain has helped.
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  • Ho Yay: The show, even though there is little to no romance in it, has managed to build up quite the shipping fandom - and with most of the characters presenting as male, this is a given.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks!: Plenty of fans, while loving the show, are a bit disappointed the show's seasons only have a format of a 44 minute pilot episode, and ten quarter hour episodes. However, as the show went on, particularly in the final two episodes of Season 2, this became a more outspoken opinion, with people calling out the show's rather rough pacing due to the episodes' short timeframes.
  • Signature Scene:
    • The battle between Monkey King and Macaque in the latter's titular debut episode is one of the most well-known moments in the series due to its over-the-top nature, impressive animation, and featuring the Ensemble Dark Horse villain Macaque.
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    • Monkey King's encounter with Lady Bone Demon has become rather infamous in the community, showing both how much of a Knight of Cerebus Lady Bone Demon is, and how the show was willing to take a far step in horror to demonstrate just how dangerous of a threat she is.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Upon its debut, Monkie Kid was argued to be one of the best animated LEGO shows yet, taking advantage of its unique 2D animation to make much more dynamic, fluid, and expressive animations compared to its 3D animated peers. And that's not even getting into the fight scenes which are very fast paced, sharp, and intense with the show's animation style.


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