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Robotboy (2005-2008) is an animated television series. The eponymous protagonist is the latest creation of the world-renowned scientist Professor Moshimo. Due to fears that Robotboy would be stolen by his arch-rival Dr. Kamikazi and his main henchman, Constantine, to be used to take over the world, Professor Moshimo entrusts Robotboy to 10-year-old Tommy Turnbull, his biggest fan. While being protected by Tommy and his two friends, Lola and Gus, or "G-man" as he calls himself, Robotboy learns how to behave and act as if he were a real boy.

Tropes used in Robotboy include:

 Tommy: (reading a package) It's from Professor Moshimo. Maybe a new gamma laser for Robotboy.

Lola: Or a nuclear fusion missile.

Gus: Or chocolate-covered butterballs. (Lola looks at him funny) What? It could be.

  • You Fail Biology Forever:
    • The spider on Robotboy's flashlight in "The Return of Robotgirl" has four eyes instead of eight.
    • The tapeworm situation in "Tummy Trouble" -- geez, where do we start? First, tapeworms are several feet long, not one inch. Secondly, tapeworms eat their food by diffusion and active transport, not with a mouth. Third, the doctor's scan near the beginning of the episode shows the tapeworm in Gus's stomach, not his intestines where it should be. Finally, having a tapeworm in your stomach does not make you super-thin in less than a few days.
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Whatever: The titular monster from "Clammadon Rising".
    • Robotboy's growth capacitor thingy makes him this in "Grow No-Mo!"
    • Salvatorei (or however you spell its name), Kamikazi's supersized gerbil, in "Teasebots"
  • Badass Adorable: Robotboy, so very, very much. Ditto Robotgirl.
  • Badass Longcoat: Kurt
  • Bad Boss: Kamikazi to Constantine
  • Between My Legs: Used in Bambibot, of the titular bot.
  • Big Brother Bully: Donnie Turnbull.
  • Big Fancy House: Lola lives in one
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Donnie
  • Bilingual Bonus: One of the signs outside Gus's house in "Metal Monster" says "verbotten", which is German for "banned". (It should actually be spelled with only one T, but that's beside the point.)
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Sure, Tommy is blonde - But so is Bjorn, Kurt, and Kurt's father...
  • Blondes Are Evil: Sussie, Bambi and Princess Justine
  • Break the Cutie: Off-screen, implied to have been done to Robotgirl right before "The Return of Robotgirl".
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: "Just what any school nurse would do...I took [Gus's] temperature, changed his pulse, and then, gave him a brain transplant!"
  • Bumbling Dad: Dwight Turnbull.
  • But Not Too Black: Subverted with Lola. You wouldn't mistake her for a white girl, but her eyes are very blue. And then there's her voice...
  • Butt Monkey: Dr. Kamikazi and Gus. Donnie actually calls Tommy one in "I Want That Toy!"
  • Cain and Abel: Protoboy is the Cain to Robotboy's Abel.
  • Character Tics: Robotboy's ears (or whatever those things on the sides of his head are) droop when he's sad.
  • Chekhov's Gun: In "Kami-Chameleon", Gus shows Chupika to Tommy, his new virtual pet. Later, Tommy uses Chupika to charge Robotboy when his batteries fall out.
  • Closer to Earth: Lola, especially in "The Return of Robotgirl" when she is able to help Robotgirl where Tommy, Gus and Robotboy failed.

 Robotgirl: Lola explain. Robotgirl should ignore logic functions. Must get in touch with emotion functions. Trust motherboard. Robotgirl find Moshimo!

  • Creepy Monotone: This is how Protoboy talks.
  • Cute Machines
  • Cute Mute: Miumiu, Moshimo's fiancée, but it's finally subverted at the end of "Grow No-Mo!"
  • Cute Shotaro Boy: Tommy. Robotboy was also designed with this in mind.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Gus gets an episode to himself in Tummy Trouble.
    • The Legend of Brainy-Yak focuses on Brain Yak.
    • Donnie Turnbull's Day Off focuses on Donnie Turnbull.
  • Did Mom Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Subverted in the final episode, when the Turnbull family and the Kamikazi family end up having Thanksgiving dinner (or something resembling that) together after Tommy's mom drops by the house of Kamikazi's mom. Apparently, the two mothers knew each from before on.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Robotgirl.
  • Epic Fail: In "The Old Switcharobot", Robotboy-in-Protoboy's-body Super-Activates and prepares to fight Protoboy-in-Robotboy's-body...and then his arm cannon falls out.
  • Precious Puppies: Subverted in "Dog-Ra", where the lost puppy adopted by Tommy turns out to be a Kamikazi robot
  • Evil Counterpart: Protoboy to Robotboy, Kamikazi to Moshimo, Kurt to Tommy. Especially noticeable in the Robotboy/Protoboy case -- Robotboy was turned evil in a couple of episodes by Kamikazi, but it's always reversed by the end, and Protoboy is pretty much what Robotboy would be if Kamikazi turned him evil without Tommy finding a way to switch him back.
  • Evil Redhead: Gus... well, not that evil.
  • Expy: Gus is basically a child friendly Eric Cartman.
  • Face Palm: Protoboy's reaction to Robotboy stopping Robotgirl from making a Heroic Sacrifice in "The Return of Robotgirl".

 Protoboy: Oh, brother. What a dummy.


 Robotboy: Robotgirl, it me, Robotboy! We friends. Search memory.

(Robotgirl tries to punch Robotboy but misses and hits Gus instead)


 Protoboy-in-Robotboy's-body: (talking to Moshimo) You always like Robotboy better than Protoboy! Now get vengeance!


 Kurt: Hey, Turnbull. Who told you you could breathe my air? Get him, guys!


 Robotboy: That ice cream. Gus like. Eat much.

(Robotgirl takes a carton out of the freezer)

Robotboy: No! Food bad for robots!

Robotgirl: Robotboy afraid eat ice cream?

Robotboy: No afraid!

Robotgirl: Robotgirl sorry scare Robotboy.

Robotboy: Robotboy no afraid!

  • Obliviously Evil: Robotboy pulls this off in "Clammadon Rising" and "Grow No-Mo!"
  • Oblivious to Love: Tommy to Lola.
  • Ocular Gushers: Robotboy in "Crying Time" after he watches the ending of a sad play, and Robotgirl in "The Return of Robotgirl" after Gus tells her she looks terrible. Did we mention they both cry oil instead of water?
  • Panty Shot: Several kids in "The Donnienator"; Lola in "Traffic Slam."
    • And then there was the quick shot in Traffic Slam where they didn't show her panties, if you know what I mean.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Robotboy puts on a jacket with a giant hood to conceal his ear drums in "Kami-Chameleon" pretending to be a student. Tommy is not amused.

 Tommy: Robotboy, what are you doing here? I told you to go home.

Robotboy: No-o-o! Robotboy like school!


 Gus: Oops, busted.


 (Donnie picks up Robotboy)

Donnie: Who are you? What's your deal?

Robotboy: (mechanically) I robot toy.

Donnie: (laughs) What a stupid voice!

Robotboy: Ha. What a stupid voice.

Donnie: Hey! Shut your face!

Robotboy: Hey. Shut your face.

Donnie: (shakes Robotboy) I said, zip it, freak!

Robotboy: Zip it, freak. Zip it, freak. Zip it, freak. Zip it, freak. Zip it --

(Donnie hits Robotboy and is met with a punch to the face)


 "Hello, ugly! You're so ugly, when you entered an ugly contest, they said, 'Sorry, no professionals.' Thank you very much!"

"You're so ugly you made an onion cry. Thank you!"

"You're so ugly, when you walk by a toilet, it flushes! Thank you very much!"

  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Applies more to Moshimo and his fiancée than to Tommy's parents.
  • Undying Loyalty: Robotboy and Robotgirl to Moshimo, to the point where they (or at least Robotgirl) would willingly sacrifice themselves for him as proven in "The Return of Robotgirl".
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: In the episode "Kami-Chameleon", two of the teachers have weird limbs and different voices (they're actually Kamikazi's cronies in disguise) and Robotboy shows up in gym pretending to be a student.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Tommy and Gus.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Gus in "Traffic Slam", Tommy's mom in "Kamispazi!", and, bizarrely enough, Robotboy in "Gus's Big Mouth".
  • What Does Tommy See In Bambi?: Seriously, look at how she treated him at the beginning of "Crying Time"! One scene later, Robotboy says what we're all thinking:

 Robotboy: Bambi bad. Robotboy smash Bambi!