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This is the list of tropes for The Powerpuff Squirrel.

Tropes

  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects - They are everywhere.
    • For example, computer-animation has been rendered on some background animals, such as white-tailed deer, caribou, elk, American bison, pronghorn and muskox.
    • Birds were rendered with computer-animation as well, such as Canada geese, red-winged blackbirds and American flamingos.
  • Absentee Actor - Buddy and Reynard didn't appear in He Loved Me with Science, while Bullet only appeared at the beginning since she has a date with Finn, thus leaving Kyle and Paige to spy on Dexter and Blossom, Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane, and Dee Dee and Beau. In the rest of this episode, the two falcons save Dexter, Professor Utonium and Beau from the clutches of Princess Morbucks, with the help of Blossom, Ms. Keane and Dee Dee.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal - Mayor McTurkey has a black top hat and a monocle like the Mayor of Townsville has.
    • Freddie the red fox wears sunglasses.
  • Adaptation Expansion - Endless Recess is the adaptation of the comic with many big changes. Most notable include Kyle and Paige witness Princess Morbucks imprisoning Ms. Keane and the Powerpuff Girls in the electro-cage, sending them into the forest far away. Now, Kyle, Paige, Bullet, Buddy and Reynard, along with Professor Utonium, must break out Ms. Keane and the Powerpuff Girls from the electro-cage and return to defeat Princess Morbucks and save Pokey Oaks Kindergarten. And along the way, Mister Bobtail and his mooks fight over an aforementioned electro-cage with Randall and his raccoon mafia.
  • Adaptation Species Change - The forest mayor in The Powerpuff Girls was a gopher (in Stray Bullet) or beaver (in City of Nutsville), yet in here, he is a turkey.
  • Affably Evil - While Harry the red-tailed hawk poses a threat to Bullet, Buddy and Reynard, he is apparantley a nice and friendly guy toward other animals. He still has to prey on rodents and rabbits, though.
    • This applies to most other animal antagonists in constrast to the criminals and giant monsters. Despite being predators, they have to kill and eat their prey in order to survive. Examples include Nova, Big Al, Catherine, and of course the Big Bad, Mister Bobtail.
  • Animal Talk - Almost all the animals can talk to one to another, but not to humans. Expect for Bubbles.
    • In The Bear and the Beau, Barry and Beau come across a crowd of people that are about to see the erupting geysers. Then, Barry starts to sing to the people about his life being a bear. Then, the scene switches to the people's perspective, in which they got scared and only hear Barry roaring and growling. After he's done singing, Barry notices that everyone is gone, and Beau tells him that he scared the people away.
    • For Dexter and Blossom, this is quite weird when seeing animals of different species talking to each other, even though all they hear is actual animal noises.
    • There's only one question that we'll never know: Could animals really communicate with humans, especially when trying to matchmake a man and a woman together?
  • Animation Bump - The animation in this series is a lot more smoother and fluid than the original series.
  • Animesque - For all the realistic animal characters (sans Bullet the squirrrel and Mojo Jojo).
  • Arch-Enemy - Harry the red-tailed hawk to Bullet.
    • Also, the grey wolves to the American bison.
  • Artistic License - Biology - Cain and his coyote pack protray the same way as wolves do. Coyotes do live in packs or family groups, but mostly territorial. They often travel alone and hunt alone or in loose pairs.
  • Ascended Extra - Bullet is the star of the show.
    • Beau was originally an one shot character of Dexter's Laboratory episode, Beau Tie, but his character was developed and became Dee Dee's love interest, as well as being Dexter's best friend.
    • The unnamed hawk in Stray Bullet became Harry as one of the main antangonists.
    • Despite being a supporting character, Ms. Keane's role is greatly expanded than the original series, especially in one of the four storylines with Professor Utonium.
  • Aspect Ratio Switch - The pilot movie begins in a 4:3 ratio where the Powerpuff Girls doing their usual crime-fighting, and in this case, saving Professor Utonium from Mojo Jojo. After that, it switches switches to 2:35:1 when Bullet the superpowered squirrel saves Chris the chipmunk from Martin the American marten before the opening credits. The rest of the pilot, as well as the entire series, is in that ratio.
  • Backstory - In the very first episode, Bullet tells the viewers how she got superpowers, during the events of Stray Bullet.
  • Battle in the Rain - The entire climax of The Fur Begins to Fly, especially during Bullet and Mister Bobtail's first fight against each other.
  • Bears are Bad News - Grizz the grizzly bear. On the other paw....
  • Beary Funny - There's Barry the American black bear.
  • Big Bad Ensemble - Mister Bobtail the bobcat and Harry the red-tailed hawk.
    • In the pilot movie, Mister Bobtail is a straight-up main antagonist, while Harry is a secondary antagonist who saves Bullet from falling at the end.
  • Big Damn Heroes - In The Fur Begins to Fly, Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, Dexter, Dee Dee, Beau, Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane reappear to help Bullet and her friends during the battle with Mister Bobtail, Martin, the coyotes and the crows.
  • Big Damn Kiss - Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane finally kissed at the end of Revenge of Goodlady.
  • Big Eater - The two bears, Barry and Grizz. And Stella the short-tailed shrew.
  • Boxing Kangaroo - Boxing Joe the red kangaroo.
  • Brick Joke - In The Fur Begins to Fly, Shellbert the box turtle says to Bullet and her friends that he's gonna be late for the Forest Awards Ceremony, and Bullet says to Shellbert that he'll be right on time. Then, after Bullet and her friends leaves for the ceremony at Mayor McTurkey's big rock, Shellbert starts to walk fast, but he's very late. This is why Shellbert's the most slow-moving turtle in the forest, as mentioned by Mayor McTurkey. Shellbert is never seen again until the ending, when Shellbert finally makes it to the ceremony, he finds out that this is a different ceremony as Bullet and her friends finally became true heroes.
  • Butt-Monkey - Both Harry the red-tailed hawk and Buddy the eastern cottontail.
  • Call-Back - This series have several call backs to the original series. This also applies to Dexter's Laboratory, since Dexter and Dee Dee are involved.
    • In the climax of The Fur Begins to Fly, Ms. Keane throws apples like she did in Tough Love. Only this time, she throws the apples to the coyotes.
    • Near the end of Revenge of Goodlady, Sedusa's hair is once again got wet and ruined, and this time she got sprayed on by the elephants.
  • Carnivore Confusion - AND HOW!!!!
    • For starters, Bullet is being friends with a fox, a kestrel and a peregrine, all of them are known predators to squirrels. Bullet's other friend is a rabbit, which is a herbivore and is also prey to a fox.
    • There's also the ceremony scene where none of the animals hunt and kill each other, despite having predators in the crowd of animals.
  • Cats are Mean - Mister Bobtail the bobcat, Catherine the cougar and Sia the Siamese cat.
  • Chase Fight - In The Fur Begins to Fly, Bullet, Kyle and Paige fight off Reverald the raven and his fellow crows during the chase, and at the same time, Buddy and Reynard are being chased by Harry the red-tailed hawk and Cain along with his fellow coyotes.
  • Civilized Animal - All animals fit this trope, even though none of them wear shirts and pants.
  • Clever Crows - Reverald the common raven and his murder of American crows.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character - The three protagonists from the original series all fight crime and save the world, while in this series, one of the three protagonists, Bullet, works so hard to mentor the other two, Kyle and Paige.
  • Crazy Cat Lady - Sia the Siamese cat lives with her elderly owner and her 150 roommates (or other cats) in a Townsville apartment.
  • Creator Cameo - Flint's hums were provided by the show's developer, Lauren Faust.
  • Cross Company Reference - Mac and Frankie were seen in the background during Bullet and her friends' tour of Townsville in The Fur Begins to Fly.
    • In City of Petsville, Sia and her fellow cats watch an actual episode of Chowder on TV, while their owner sleeping on the couch.
  • Crossover - There's Dexter and Dee Dee as recurring guest stars.
    • Turns out, despite being a spin-off, this is actually an official crossover series, with Dexter, Dee Dee and Beau teaming up with The Powerpuff Girls characters, being told from the animals' POV.
  • Cunning Like A Fox - Reynard the red fox.
  • Dark is Not Evil - Oscuridad the black jaguar.
  • Darker and Edgier - Though, not as dark as the original series. But still, we have plenty of animal violence, one story-arc with darker themes that involves Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane, and near deaths of several characters.
  • Darkest Hour - In The Fur Begins to Fly, Mister Bobtail, Martin, the coyotes and the crows take over the forest, making the rest of the animals leave the forest, unless Mister Bobtail finds and kills Bullet. When Bullet does return along with her friends, it becomes the final battle.
  • Demoted to Extra - In the adaptation of Endless Recess, Princess Morbucks only appears at the opening when she takes over Pokey Oaks Kindergarten and the ending when she got defeated by the Powerpuff Girls. So, the main antagonists of this episode are Randall the raccoon and Mister Bobtail the bobcat.
  • Disc-One Final Boss - Sedusa in Revenge of Goodlady pulls a Heel-Face Turn and forgives Professor Utonoim and Ms. Keane for her actions, while the true main antagonists in this episode are Sia the Siamese cat and her barn owl Dragon, Tyto.
  • Disney Death - Harry saved Bullet from falling and brought back to the cliff. However, Bullet remains unconscious, thus making everyone mourns, even Bubbles, Kyle and Paige. Until Bullet coughs a bit of water and survives moments later.
  • Disney Villian Death - Subverted near the end of The Fur Begins to Fly. As Bullet and Mister Bobtail both fall into the river from the cliff after the log begins to fall down, Bullet gets rescued by Harry while the bobcat fell down into the river. However, Mister Bobtail survives the fall and gets out of the river. Martin tells Mister Bobtail that he'll get Bullet the next time they meet.
  • The Dragon - Martin the American marten to Mister Bobtail the bobcat.
  • Dream Intro - The first episode of season 2 begins with giant monsters destroying the World of Funny Animals version of Townsville. Then, Bullet shows up and knocks out every monster in their path. Suddenly, Mister Bobtail and Martin appear out of nowhere with a giant laser gun to kill Bullet. As Mister Bobtail activates the giant laser gun with a remote, Bullet uses her eye lasers to destroy the machine. Just then, Kyle calls out Bullet's name and the superpowered squirrel wakes up.
  • Early Bird Cameo - Nova the great horned owl appears in The Fur Begins to Fly, when Buddy and Reynard flies into Nova's tree hole, and the owl pushes them out of her home. However, Nova didn't have a major role until her first episode for herself, Night Owl
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference - In The Fur Begins to Fly, Mister Bobtail the bobcat doesn't have his signature ear notch until Bullet bit off his right ear during the climax. After that, Mister Bobtail has that ear notch for the rest of the series
  • Enemy Mine - Martin the American marten joined Bullet's side during Feline Attraction.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones - Harry the red-tailed hawk has a wife and three eyases, while Martin the American marten has a wife and two kits.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins - The episode On Royal Ice, is deciated to the flightless, black-and-white birds.
  • Evil Counterpart - Blaze to Bullet. Both are squirrels, both have superpowers.
  • Explosive Breeder - Buddy's parents have 160 kits. And they're still counting.
  • Expy - Ms. Keane is the Ms. Bellum of the spin-off.
    • Old Al is an alligator version of Fuzzy Lumpkins.
    • Catherine is a cougar version of Sedusa.
  • Failure is the Only Option - All the animal villains' attempts to kill Bullet and her friends, as well as Mister Bobtail's evil plans.
  • Falling-in-Love Montage - Happens in Feline Attraction with Mister Bobtail and Catherine.
  • Five-Man Band - Bullet's team.
    • The Leader - Bullet the eastern grey squirrel.
    • The Lancer - Kyle the American kestrel.
    • The Smart Guy - Reynard the red fox.
    • The Big Guy - Buddy the eastern cottontail.
    • The Chick - Paige the peregrine falcon.
  • Fluffy the Terrible - Pinky the alligator snapping turtle. The reason he was named Pinky, due to his pink worm-like appendage on his mouth.
  • Four Lines, All Waiting - The series is split into four romantic subplots. Remember, three out of four subplots are told from the animals' POV.
    • Kyle and Paige; Two protagonists, one's country-living and other's city-living, and one's a kestrel and other's a peregrine. And the titular character does her best to mentoring them. This is the main subplot.
    • Dexter and Blossom; Both are smart and are little redheads. And they're always fighting crime and solve problems together.
    • Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane; One's a professor and other's a teacher. Both supportive to the girls. And they try to confess each other and eventually make up after the events of Keen on Keane. This is the most mature when compared to three other subplots.
    • Dee Dee and Beau; Dexter's blonde sister is in love with a science-loving brunette boy. And Bubbles and Buttrcup became very supportive to the two.
    • Even the villians have their own subplot, in which it involves Mister Bobtail the bobcat and Catherine the cougar.
    • All four subplots were merged together into one episode called, He Loved Me with Science.
  • Friendly Enemy - Harry the red-tailed hawk is being friendly and nice to Kyle and Paige, while the hawk himself being the rival to Bullet, Buddy and Reynard.
  • From Bad to Worse - In Keane on You, Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane have their second date in the forest, only to be attacked by Catherine the cougar. Bullet, Buddy, Reynard, Kyle and Paige, along with the girls, step in to stop Catherine and save Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane, but then they were spotted by Nova the great horned owl, who has awaken from her slumber.
  • Full Boar Action - Hunk Hog the wild boar.
  • Furry Confusion - Mojo Jojo is a geneticly mutated chimpanzee who wears clothes and a helmet, while Mister Bobtail is just an ordinary, run-of-a-mill bobcat. Both of them are sapient and can talk, though.
  • Funny Background Event - Endless Recess has Bullet, Kyle, Paige, Buddy, Reynard, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup beating up a bunch of coyotes, crows and raccoons in the background during Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane's confession.
  • Genial Giraffe - Twiga the reticulated giraffe.
  • Genre Shift - Compared to the first series, in which is an action-comedy about little girls saving the world with superpowers, the promos and trailers imply that this series is a slice-of-life about a superpowered squirrel and other animal characters of Townsvile. Then turns out, it's actually a dramedy romance story-arc.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar - Oh, so many of them!
    • Brody the beaver says "Gosh dam it!" once in Tooth or Dare.
    • In All My Blossoms, Professor Utonium actually makes up with Ms. Keane by kissing in the bed while both wearing nothing but undergarments, only to be seen in shadows.
    • The scene where Catherine the cougar seduces Reynard the red fox. Then, again with Mister Bobtail the bobcat.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars - Bullet the superpowered squirrel has scratch marks on her left cheek (due to Harry the red-tailed hawk slashed her cheek with his talons during their first battle), while Mister Bobtail has a scar across his right eye.
  • Halloween Episode - Little Forest of Horrors, starring an endangered little brown bat named Bella.
  • Hetrosexual Life Partners - Buddy & Reynard, and Cain & Reverald.
  • Honorable Elephant - Maurice the American mastodon.
  • In Medias Res - It's A Wild, Wild Holiday begins with Professor Utonium feeling hopeless with Ms. Keane's gift, as he narrates his sad night before Christmas. He even looks at the photo of Ms. Keane on the locket and sees falling snowflakes, then the special flashes back to the beginning of the story. This is the B-story of the special, while the A-story begins with the animals perparing for Christmas.
  • In-Character Commentary - Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup (and later Dexter) provide a commentary for the pilot movie.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man - In Dexter, I Shrunk the Professor, Dee Dee accidently shrinks Professor Utonium into small size. Now, the small-sized Professor starts to speak squirrel and later songbird. But, turns out the songbird he encounters is Silvia the loggerhead shrike, so she kidnaps the Professor with her beak.
  • Interspecies Romance - Kyle the American kestrel and Paige the peregrine falcon.
    • Also, Mister Bobtail the bobcat and Catherine the cougar.
    • The main protagonist herself, a superpowered squirrel, is a love interest of another squirrel who happens to be a flying squirrel.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold - Mighty Bill the bull bison.
  • Killed OffscreenWar of the Wolves has Armaruq and his fellow wolves killing an old bull elk offscreen.
  • Lower Deck Episode - The entire series for the once voiceless animals.
  • Malicious Monitor Lizard - Drago the escaped Nile monitor.
  • Marvelous Deer - A white-tailed buck named Duke.
  • Misplaced Wildlife - Townsville is located somewhere in North America, and with the forest, prairies, swamp, desert, mountains and even the tundra sourround the Powerpuff Girls' homeland, you can expect all the animals that live in North America that interact with each other, yet don't actually meet each other in real life. For instance, American alligators (Old Al's species) live only in the Southern US, while the polar bear (Nanuq's species) lives in the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic. Downplayed with the American bison (Mighty Bill's species), grey wolves (Armaruq's species) and cougars (Catherine's species), though, as all three species were once widespread throughout North America.
    • This also applies to non-native background animals, including gemsbok, nilgais, fallow deer, rhesus macaques and wild boar. The recurring antagonist, Diablo, is a Burmese python, native to Southeast Asia.
  • Moment Killer - Just before Dexter getting a kiss from Blossom, Dee Dee and Beau distracts them by spotting Paige the peregrine falcon, having a conservation with the common nighthawks.
  • Monstrous Seal - A bull elephant seal who calls himself Beachmaster Ernest.
  • Mood Whiplash - Happens twice in The Fur Begins to Fly.
    • The first scene shifts from Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane dancing in a romantic tango during their meeting to Mister Bobtail's nightmarish villain song.
    • The second scene (set at night) shifts from Mister Bobtail's forest takeover with his fellow coyotes and crows to a cute moment with Blossom and Dexter.
    • The entire series in geneal shifts from the comic-relief of the animals (as well as Dexter/Blossom and Dee Dee/Beau) to a lot more mature themes of the Professor and Keane subplot and back again.
  • Mooks - Mister Bobtail has an army made up of a pack of coyotes (led by Cain) and a murder of American crows (led by Reverald, who is a common raven).
  • Moose are Idiots - Mason the bull moose.
  • Multi-Part Episode - The two part Grand Finale has Bullet's team joining other animals with superpowers from all over the world. And meanwhile, Blossom, Buttercup, Professor Utonium, Ms. Keane, Dexter, Dee Dee and Beau all start to speak every animal language like Bubbles. But most of all, the main focus is Kyle and Paige's marriage.
  • Musical Episode - We're in for A Wild Night.
  • Myth Arc - As mentioned above, this series is less of a slice-of-life the way it was advertised and more of a dramedy romance story-arc with four different couples; Kyle and Paige, Dexter and Blossom, Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane, and Dee Dee and Beau. Three out of four couples' stories are all told from the perspective of the animals, especially Kyle and Paige.
  • Mythology Gag - Remember in Knock It Off where Professor Dick Hardly creates the Powerpuff Girlz Xtreme in the factory? Well, in The Woods is Not Enough, the now abandoned factory is used by the animals as a shelter after a forest fire occurred.
    • Robin Synder, Mike Believe, Elmer Sglue, Harry Pitt and Mitch Mitchelson appear as background characters.
    • Giant monsters from the original series appear in the dream intro of The Animals Must Be Crazy.
    • Meerkats, Bornean orangutans, proboscis monkeys, olive baboons, mandrills, Japanese macaques and pygmy marmosets from The Powerpuff Girls Movie all return in The Great Zoo Feast.
    • Do you know what a house mouse bought to freak out the African bush elephants in Revenge of Goodlady? The mask of the creepy teddy bear from Power-Noia!
  • Never Say "Die" - Completely averted.
  • Never Smile at the Crocodile - Old Al the American alligator.
  • Noble Bird of Prey - Kyle the American kestrel, Paige the peregrine falcon and Edgar the bald eagle.
  • Noble Wolf -  Armaruq and his pack of wolves.
  • Non-Standard Character Design - Bullet the squirrel is a lot cartoony, when compared to other animal characters in which their designs are realistic.
    • There's even a scene in The Great Acorn Rush where Bullet encounters a pair of realistically-drawn eastern grey squirrels fighting over an acorn.
    • This is especially Mind Screw when you mix cartoony human characters with realistic animal characters.
  • Ominous Owl - Nova the great horned owl.
  • One-Winged Angel - Near the end of The Fur Begins to Fly, Mister Bobtail reverts to his animalistic self after Bullet bites his left ear off.
    Bullet: *spits out a part of Mister Bobtail's left ear.* “What the?!” *sees Mister Bobtail going savage* “Uh oh.”
    Mister Bobtail: “You bit off my ear. Now, I'm gonna rip you into shreds!!!”
  • Out of Focus - While Blossom still has a major role, Bubbles and Buttercup became Demoted to Extra as well as being Dee Dee and Beau's matchmakers whereas Dexter took over Bubbles and Buttercup's place.
    • Mojo Jojo's only major role happens in The Great Zoo Feast where he teams up with Mister Bobtail and Martin.
  • Pilot Movie - The hour long first episode, The Fur Begins to Fly.
  • Playful Otter - Oretta the river otter.
  • Predator-Prey Friendship/Those Two Guys - Buddy (a rabbit) and Reynard (a fox).
  • Punch-Clock Villain - The reason why Harry the red-tailed hawk is hunting other animals only to feed himself and his family. And he became nice when he isn't hunting.
    • The only time that Nova the great horned owl threatens anyone is at night, since she's a nocturnal hunter.
  • Put on the Bus - The Mayor of Townsville, Ms. Bellum and all the classic villians (minus Princess Morbucks, Mojo Jojo, Sedusa and the Gangreen Gang) were all mentioned by the characters, but never make an onscreen appearance.
  • Rascally Raccoon - Randall the North American raccoon serves as a mob boss.
  • Rascally Rabbit - Buddy the eastern cottontail.
  • Reality Ensues - The City of Petsville has Mister Bobtail the bobcat and Diablo the Burmese python both team up to capture and kill all the pets in Townsville. However, as Mister Bobtail tends to kill the pets one by one, Diablo, being a python, cannot eat them all. This is because pythons like Diablo actually survive very long periods without eating anything again after swallowing their prey whole.
    • In Revenge of Goodlady, a cheetah accompanies Buddy (who got trapped by Sedusa's hair gel) and Reynard to pursue Sedusa who is chasing Professor Utonium, Ms. Keane, Bullet, Kyle, Paige, King Reth, Queen Hasnaa and Zayne. However, the cheetah gets tired after all that running and collaspes to the ground. This is because cheetahs can't run very fast all the time and take rests under the shade.
  • Remember The New Guy? - Bullet introduces the viewers to her friend, Kyle the American kestrel. Bullet tells the viewers that she rescued him after he fell into the thorn bush during one of his flying practices.
  • Reptiles are Abhorrent - The antagonistic reptiles consist of Old Al the American alligator, Drago the Nile monitor, Diablo the Burmese python, Monsturo the Gila monster, Pinky the alligator snapping turtle, Vera the timber rattlesnake and Raffee the western diamondback. Only good reptiles include Shellbert the box turtle, Austin the green anole and Cassie the copperhead snake.
  • Reused Character Design - Freddie the red fox resembles Reynard with sunglasses.
    • The same applies to some of the background animals. These include white-tailed deer (resembling Duke and Duchess), eastern cottontails (resembling Buddy), American alligators (resembling Old Al), etc.
  • The Reveal - In Animal League Unlimited, Edgar the bald eagle is revealed to be as the member of the Animal Superhero Alliance.
  • Rogues Gallery - Recurring antangonists include Mister Bobtail the bobcat, Martin the American marten, Harry the red-tailed hawk, Nova the great horned owl, Catherine the cougar, Princess Morbucks, Grizz the grizzly bear, Old Al the American alligator, Cain the coyote, Reverald the common raven, Sia the Siamese cat, Hunk Hog the wild boar, Blaze the superpowered eastern grey squirrel, Randall the North American raccoon, Ozzie the Virginia opossum, Blackfoot the black-footed ferret, Samir the star-nosed mole, Saar the southern black widow, Diablo the Burmese python and Vera the timber rattlesnake.
  • Save the Villian - The plot of The City of Petsville has Bullet, Kyle and Paige saving Sia and the other pets from the clutches of Mister Bobtail, Martin and Diablo.
  • Seldom-Seen Species - Kyle the American kestrel, Martin the American marten, Kimmy the belted kingfisher, Silvia the loggerhead shrike, Blackfoot the black-footed ferret, Carl the capybara, Williemae the whooping crane pop-star, and the list goes on and on.....
    • The cast of On Royal Ice features a number of obscure penguin species other than the generic ones we see on cartoons. We got Everett and Pheba the emperor penguins, the emperor's royal announcer is Addie the Adelie penguin. Background penguins include macaroni penguins, gentoo penguins, little blue penguins and African penguins, as well as the additional emperors and Adelies.
    • Background animals in The Great Zoo Feast include okapis, greater kudus, Arabian oryxes, lowland nyalas, spotted hyenas, long-tailed chinchillas, meerkats, Malayan tapirs, proboscis monkeys, Japanese macaques, Coquerel's sifakas, giant anteaters, maned wolves, Senegal bushbabies, binturongs, African wild dogs, ocelots, marabou storks, helmeted guineafowl, grey crowned cranes, blue birds-of-paradise and African spurred tortoises.
    • It's A Wild, Wild Holiday features willow ptramigans, king eiders, snow buntings, brown lemmings, stoats, harp seals and great auks.
  • Shared Universe - Dexter and Dee Dee are shown living in the same universe as Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns - In The Fur Begins to Fly, Martin the American marten gets thrown off the cliff by Paige the peregrine falcon during the climax, and then he reappears after Mister Bobtail emerges from the river.
  • Shout-Out
  • Shown Their Work
    • Doris the wood duck hen is correcty protrayed with brown feathers.
    • Edgar the bald eagle correctly chirps, rather than screech like Harry the red-tailed hawk.
    • Hare Hopdini, a snowshoe hare, is brown with white feet, which is a summer coat (hence his species' name, snowshoe hare), rather than fully white, which is a winter coat.
    • Bella the little brown bat is correctly decipted as a quadrupedal instead of being bipedal.
    • Pablo the Atlantic puffin afraids that he's going have a duller beak in the winter. In fact, this is true for Atlantic puffins in real life.
    • Beachmaster Ernest the bull elephant seal is a lot bigger than the females. And also, the female elephant seals have no trunk-like noses.
    • Greg the golden eagle has the taste for cougar cubs. Golden eagles are one of the few predators that prey on young of mammalian predators, such as the cougar.
    • June, a blue jay, has brown feathers instead of blue, yet we see her in blue, due to the light beams hitting her feathers. And June will go berserk anytime when someone calls her plumage blue. Oh, the irony.
    • The rhinos in The Great Zoo Feast, look more like white rhinos than black rhinos, due to their square-shaped lips.
    • Boxing Joe is a male red kangaroo without a pouch, when compared to female kangaroos with pouches. During the climax of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Kangaroo, the titular character attempts to throw some grenades from his pouch to Princess Morbucks' security guards. However, we get this dialogue;
      Boxing Joe: “Wait a minute, I don't have a pouch!”
      Bullet: “You have got to be kiddding me.”
      Boxing Joe: "All my girlfriends have pouches! This is not fair!"
      Kyle: “Joe, only female kangaroos have pouches. Is there something else to do?”
      Boxing Joe: “Oh yeah, that's what I'm gonna do, mate! I'll box 'em!”
      Paige: “Atta boy, Joe!”
  • Smelly Skunk - Serenity the striped skunk.
  • Snakes are Sinister - The show features two types of rattlesnake; Vera the timber rattlesnake and Raffee the western diamondback. And there's also Diablo the Burmese python. Subverted with Cassie the copperhead snake, though.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal - Bubbles has that ability.
    • However, some of the supporting human characters have mastered the animals' langauges. For instance; Professor Utonium has mastered squirrel and songbird language, Ms. Keane has mastered falcon language, Beau has mastered bear language, Princess Morbucks has mastered cat language, and who's next?
  • Species Lost and Found - Maurice is an American mastodon, whose kind went extinct 11,000 BC. And many animals in the forest believe that Maurice is one of the last mastodons alive.
    • Carolina parakeets and passenger pigeons can be seen in the background.
    • Speaking of passenger pigeons, it is revealed in Wildlife Watchers Unite! that Dexter claims that passenger pigeons are an endangered species.
  • Sudden Video-Game Moment - Taming of the Stella Shrew has the scene similar to Pac-Man, with Stella being Pac-Man and the darkling beetles being the ghosts.
  • Suddenley Voiced - Bullet the squirrel.
  • Supporting Protagonist - Despite being a titular character, Bullet herself is actually a mentor to Kyle and Paige, the true protagonists of the series.
  • Take That - Revenge of Goodlady is a big 'take that' to both Mommy Fearest and Keen on Keane.
  • Taxonomic Term Confusion - In Keane on You, Professor Utonium refers Catherine the cougar as a big cat. Despite being the second largest cat in the Americas (after the jaguar), cougars are actually more related to cheetahs and bobcats (subfamily Felinae) than to lions and tigers (subfamily Pantherinae). And unlike actual big cats, cougars only purr and growl, not roar.
  • Teacher/Parent Romance - Between Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane.
  • Those Wily Coyotes - Cain the coyote.
  • Turtle Power - Shellbert the box turtle and Pinky the alligator snapping turtle.
  • Two Girls and A Guy - The three protagonists are Bullet, Kyle and Paige.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting - Two of four romantic subplots happen in every episode. The A plot has Kyle and Paige and the B plot has either Blossom/Dexter, Professor Utonium/Ms. Keane or Dee Dee/Beau.
    • An example would be It's A Wild, Wild Holiday, in which the A plot has Harry tolerancing and accepting Christmas with Bullet, Kyle, Paige and their friends, while the B plot is a Gift of the Magi story with Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane. In general, both Harry and Professor Utonium have to find the true meaning of Christmas
    • The pilot movie has three subplots; Kyle and Paige help out Bullet who wanted to be popular again after losing to Harry, Dexter falls in love with Blossom, and Professor Utonium and Ms. Keane attempting to make up again after their horrible break up.
  • The Unintelligible - Flint the ruby-throated hummingbird talks in hums.
  • Unseen No More - Maurice the American mastodon appears at the end of Savage Gulon and Ancient Maurice and defeats Gulon the wolverine.
  • Villian Episode - All Cats are In has Mister Bobtail, Martin, Catherine, and Sia invade the Utonium Residence, only Bullet and her friends appear at the climax.
  • Villainous Rescue - In The Fur Begins to Fly, near the end of the climax, Harry the red-tailed hawk reappears to save Bullet from falling after Mister Bobtail grabs her tail by the paw as the log begins to fall down into the river. Ironically, Mister Bobtail is the only one to fell down into the river and manages to survive somehow.
  • Whole Plot ReferenceBlack Widow's Class is the loose adaptation of the Powerpuff Girls book, Ms. Meane. Only this time, Saar the southern black widow possesses Ms. Keane to become evil and it's up to Bullet and Gizo the grasshopper mouse to stop her.
  • Wicked Weasel - Willie the least weasel, as well as his cousins, Martin the American marten, Blackfoot the black-footed ferret and Gulon the wolverine.
  • You Dirty Rat! - Ratty the brown rat.

YMMV

  • Uncanny Valley - The way insects or arachnids talk with their mandibles or chelicerae. This also applies to the bird characters in which their beaks aren't pliable. 
  • X Meets Y -The Powerpuff Girls meets Open Season.

Trivia

  • What Could Have Been - The concept art for the pilot movie decipts Woodston and Doris as mallards before they were changed into wood ducks, due to the male's colorful plumage.
    • Bullet herself was originally Twitchy from The Powerpuff Girls comics.
    • Barry was originally a grizzly bear like Grizz in the concept art, but he was changed into an American black bear to make him more distinguish from Grizz.
    • Concept art for the series show animal characters that are similar to animals from animated films before they were changed into a more photorealistic look, such as The Powerpuff Girls Movie (Japanese macaques, orangutans, gibbons, proboscis monkeys, spider monkeys), The Iron Giant (deer), Brother Bear (caribou, moose, muskox, salmon, geese), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (horses, bison, cougars, bald eagles), Watership Down (rabbits), Tarzan (gorillas, hippos, baboons), and The Lion King (elephants, giraffes, rhinos, kudu, cheetahs, zebras, meerkats, gazelles, wildebeest).
    • Mister Bobtail's army were originally martens, coyotes, crows, ravens, wolves, bears, cougars, rats, raccoons, weasels, minks, alligators, owls, vultures and hawks. But in the final version of the series, they were just coyotes, crows, one raven and one marten.
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