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Action Man is a 1995 animated series was released by DiC Entertainment based on the "Action Man" toy line. In it, Action Man was part of a Global Defense team called Action Force (including Knuck, Natalie, Jock, and their dog Raid) but has complete amnesia and only tends to have minor flashes of memory at various times. The Action Force is often called upon to deal with the threat of a paramilitary organization lead by Dr. X.

It was followed by an All CGI Cartoon Continuity Reboot, also called Action Man.

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Tropes used in Action Man (1995 TV series) include:
  • All There in the Manual: Action Man's lost past was detailed in the series bible. One page is available here.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Ken Davis, who provided storyboard art for this series, is a huge GI Joe fan and posts on GI Joe message boards as "Arrow". He also provided the series bible mentioned above.
  • The Dragon: Ursula.
  • Every Episode Ending: Each episode ends with Action Man reflecting about the missing memory he has recovered during that episode.
  • Genius Cripple: Jock/Jacques.
  • Large Ham: Dr. X.
  • Mad Scientist: Professor Gangrene.
  • Morally-Ambiguous Doctorate: Dr. X is of the "evil" variety.
  • Quest for Identity: The Action Man has no memories of his past life. The now-notorious DVD Action Man:Past Performance indicates this.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Jock or Jacques? The latter pronunciation is particularly valid, on the assumption that the name is French (plus the fact that the guy's voice actor used a French accent).