Lemme just start off by saying 2010 was a great year in animated shows. Unreal great. Like, seriously.
To put this in perspective, about 2007-2009 wasn’t a stellar time for animated shows. The best one by far was Phineas and Ferb, and maybe … El Tigre (which had so much personality andlife, but I haven’t seen since it aired so I can’t tell you how it holds up), but there wasn’t a lot of new stuff that lived up to the top contender.
Also important to remember is that in 2009, Cartoon Network briefly went insane and wanted to transition to more live-action shows or live-action/animation mixed like Out of Jimmy’s Head. None of these really held my attention, and it took airtime from the cartoons that could’ve come out.
We also could point out that Nickolodeon was well on its way to airing basically only Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents forever amen (as much as I love those shows).
Disney Channel hosted P&F, but other than that, pickings were getting slim.
So, realizing that, you’ve gotta understand how remarkable it is that we were getting so many good shows all at once again! It was unreal!
But it didn’t stop there, not even for a year.
2011 gave us families.
2012 gave us blends of story and comedy.
2013 gave us stellar characters in interstellar adventures (also the Mickey Mouse shorts, but that might not count).
2014 gave us surprises.
2015 gave us heart.
And this year? A return to form. What with the Loud House finally breaking Nickelodeon’s streak of poor nicktoons, Voltron keeping the action cartoon alive from the Avatar team we love, and the upcoming Milo Murphy’s Law from the creators of Phineas and Ferb.
There’s also shows like Mighty Magiswords and Long Live the Royals on the way that could just as easily make this list.
So the question remains. What the hell happened in 2010?
Well, I don’t know what caused all this, but I’ll tell you what happened.
Sym-Bionic Titan happened on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. And nobody told me.
When I stumbled on it way after the fact, I thought I remembered seeing something like that advertised when I was a kid. You know, early 2000s action show. I figured it got lost in the Beyblades, Ben 10s, and Yu-gi-Oh ripoffs, and I could at least make peace with that.
But then I find out this aired just a few years ago and I’m shit-pissed. aND MY OWN BEST FRIEND APPARENTLY WATCHED IT AND NEVER?? TOLD?? ME??
how dare you I instantly forgive you.
What I’m getting at is this is a high quality show. Really high quality.
The basic premise is summed up best here:
The three main characters include Ilana, princess of the royal family; Lance, a rebellious but capable soldier; and Octus, a bio-cybernetic robot, all of whom must now blend into everyday life in Sherman, Illinois. Posing as high school students, Lance and Octus work to conceal Princess Ilana from General Modula and his hideous space mutants sent to kill the sole heir of Galaluna.
When called into battle, the Galalunans are outfitted with individual armor that provides more than ample protection. It is when the gravest of danger appears that Octus activates the sym-bionic defense program and he, Ilana, and Lance unite “Heart, Body and Mind” and come together to form the spectacular cyber-giant Sym-Bionic Titan.
If that sounds great, it absolutely is. The characters are well-devloped, the story is front and center, there’s continuity between episodes– everything we’ve come to love in some of our modern favourites. So, my point is … why the hell was this left out of the cartoon revolution?
Well … honestly, I can’t figure it out. Advertising? Not enough cross-promotion in the daytime? Weak word of mouth? It’s certainly nothing the show did wrong.
Why Watch It?
Reason 1: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS A STORY
I’m not gonna spoil much more than the summary, but despite the fact that it takes place on Earth for the most part and focuses on week to week stories, the overall story is very much in the forefront at all times– and you know how rare that is even for shows that do story well.
Reason 2: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS GREAT CHARACTERS
I’ll let you discover them for yourself, it’s too much of a treat, but I’ll just say, you might fall in love. Again.
Oh, and Voltron fans?
We found their son.
Reason 3: This Guy
So, even if you’re too young for some of these, you might’ve heard something called Samuri Jack is getting a fifth season after 10 years … and it’s going to be on Adult Swim.
Yeah, it’s gonna be badass.
The important part to all this is that this dude does awesome design, awesome shows, and if you have respect for any of these properties, you know you’re in for a good time.
Which leads me to
Reason 4: The Animationjfsfksnfksafafsj
Between the lighting and the angular designs, I just don’t know what to do with myself. Is bootiful.
Watch the first few minutes there. You see what I mean, right?
Reason 5: It Deserved Better
We’ve championed so many great shows in the past few years, but for whatever reason, we missed one. A great one at that. If you have any love for the shows I listed, I highly recommend you give it a chance. Who knows? You might just find another favourite.
Happy 43rd birthday to Seth Green. The voice of Chris Griffin in Family Guy, Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), and Loki Loud in The Loud House episode “One of the Boys”. Also the creator of Robot Chicken.
I knew even when you were a small boy that you would one day grow up to be the leader of this team, and when I pass on to be like a father as well.
Master Splinter to Leonardo in the Dojo in the episode “Requiem.”
Where do I even begin with this statement from Master Splinter…this is such a heavy piece of dialogue you guys it’s really emotional for me to even type this out.
In this scene, Splinter side-steps Leo’s concern for his well being to instead focus on his role in the family. He admits that he only said he chose him to become the leader because he asked to temper his ego at the time and admits that he always knew he would grow up to be the leader of the family.
But then he throws in at the end that he knows that Leo will become like FATHER to his brothers when he passes away. Leo has always been portrayed as a protective older brother of his siblings and he’s matured a lot since the first season, but to actually hear Splinter call him a Father to his brothers makes me tear up a bit.
At this moment he’s giving his position as the Father, the protector, and the patriarch of the Hamato family to his eldest son. He’s telling his son that he’s now responsible to help raise his brothers in his stead as their surrogate Father as well as their leader.
With this statement, Leo has been given the title as the head of the Hamato clan.
(PS: Thanks for not adding anything on or removing anything. You’re great)
LIST OF MATCHES THAT PROVE ROMAN REIGNS CAN WRESTLE
- The Shields debut match at TLC (2012)
- The Shield, and The Real Americans vs the Usos, Goldust, Cody Rhodes and Rey Mysterio - Survivor Series (2013)
- The Shield vs Evolution at Extreme Rules (2014)
- The Shield vs the Wyatt Family - Elimination Chamber (2014)
- Roman vs Daniel Bryan - Fast lane 2015
- Roman vs Brock - Wrestlemania 31
- Roman vs Big Show - Extreme Rules 2015
- Roman VS Sheamus - Raw (14th December 2015)
-Roman vs Dean - Survivor Series 2015
- Roman VS Dean vs Brock - Fast lane 2016
- The Shield Triple Threat - Battleground 2016
- Literally any of his matches against AJ Styles
What kind of love u guys feel towards tmnt?
Ur oc in luv with some of the tmnt characters? Tmnt’s characters in luv w/ each other either in straight/gay/lesbian relationship?
For me I luv them as a family. Omg how bless I’m if I’ve brothers like turtles. Caring abt each other,make fun w/ each other, protecting each other n luv each other so deeply. It’s kinda boring to live in home just me,mom, n dad. They always busy w/ work.
Well nvm, I’m doing fine just me n the Internet tho 😌😂😂
btw the girl is my oc. U hate it, ignore it 😘😂
Here is a continuation of sorts from my last turtle tot picture.
There were two idea floating in my head of what was going on in that picture, but this was the cutest so I had to draw it.
They are playing hide and seek (not very well, I might add and yes they all hide together, cause why would you hide separately in dark, scary sewer tunnels, haha) and Splinter found them ^^
(Also, no one will let Mikey get the thing. I don’t know what it is he has his eyes on, but he is one determined little turtle.)
Splinter was beginning to worry about one of his sons. Donatello
was just so quiet compared to his
brothers. He was concerned his small, thin son had something… wrong with him.
Splinter brushed that thought aside and told himself that it
was a terrible thing to think. His son, no matter how he grew up, was perfect
as he was. Quiet or no.
But, Donatello was just different though. From his much
rowdier, much louder siblings. Endless
words were always pouring from the other three, muddled and nonsensical as they
were. But they talked, constantly,
and Donatello… didn’t.
Splinter’s son had talked plenty as a smaller turtle, as a
true baby, but the words had all been simple sounds. Not Japanese or English,
not even close. Even Michelangelo, as distractible as he was, had begun to pick
up larger and larger words the last few months. Donatello would simply watch
everything, and make gestures when he wanted something.
Splinter wished they had a more permanent home, so he might
settle down long enough to see if he could figure out why Donatello wasn’t
As they prepared their latest hiding spot for the night, and
old service tunnel, wide enough to play in and unused for years and years,
Splinter sighed deeply as another shrieking match began.
Leonardo and Michelangelo and Raphael were screaming at each other again, fighting over
something that Splinter hadn’t caught as he set up their sleeping piles. Donatello
was watching them fight, as he usually did, and simply avoided Raphael and Leonardo
tackled each other into a roll. Michelangelo started wailing where he stood,
and Splinter wished for the hundredth time that ear plugs came in ‘giant rodent’
I made a post a while ago about the time duplicates of the TMNT 2012 kids turning into Space Pirates(!!!) and I was thinking about that again so here are some headcanons I’ve come up with so far:
-the original person to suggest it was Raph in a very sarcastic tone because Donnie had gotten arrested for stealing again, and this is the eleventh time they’ve had to break him out of jail why not just make it official already
-and then Mikey in a very not sarcastic manner wouldn’t let the idea go and essentially one by one they all ended up on board with the plan to become Intergalactic Space Pirates
-their original timeline selves had already accumulated plenty of enemies and bounties on their collective heads, might as well roll with the roles they’ve been given.
-Leo was tempted into it because SPACE ANYTHING is always tempting to him.
-also because typically they only steal from ‘bad guys’ and have a sort of Robin Hood thing going on.
-except when Donnie/Casey/Mikey/Raph/April absolutely have to have that one thing and laws be damned.
-Fugitoid was already a fugitive anyways so he’s just going along with things at this point.
-he has six kids now and apparently they all want to be pirates and he won’t disappoint them by saying no.
-Donnie is scary good at manipulating shit on the digital Black Market, and has actually held fake auctions for the ownership his siblings when he gets pissed at them. he only ever lets his brothers get a little kidnapped after they’re sold off. just until he’s got the money, alright?
-if there’s fire or fighting or a combination of the two anywhere in the area they’ve landed for the day it’s probably the direction Casey and Raph have gone.
-April gets a bigger gun than the pea-shooter she’s given by Fugitoid almost immediately, and then proceeds to keep collecting various guns as they go. she’s breaking twelve universal possession laws just by having a quarter of her collection.
-Leo isn’t always sure how they get into the situations they do but he’s basically just resigned to shenanigans and being chased by space police at this point.
-Mikey has caused more intergalactic incidents than one being should be able to feasibly cause, and has the highest bounty on his head.
-his wanted poster is him smiling widely at the camera and giving a peace sign because even though they’re light-years from earth he’s still a weeaboo piece of shit.
-Mikey might have the highest bounty but April has the biggest rep for being fucking terrifying and she loves it.
-Mikey’s bounty is only higher because of the sheer property damage he causes. April just scares everyone she meets into comas. it’s much less messy.
-Casey and Raph have a running tally of who can get into and win more bar fights.
-April is currently winning that tally.
-there are no legal drinking age laws in space and long story short they all got smashed one night and woke up with matching tattoos on their shoulders.
-the nonsense symbol was then assumed to be their flag sign and now they can’t escape being associated with it, even though it was originally just a half-assed drunk scribble courtesy of Mikey and Donnie fighting over a pen.
-it looks cool enough though so they’re rolling with it.
-Space!Donnie and Earth!Donnie eventually figure out how to contact each other and proceed to become each other’s best friend/worst enemy. they either hate each other’s guts or agree on literally everything together and there’s no in between for those moods.
-their conversations typically end with them either storming off and yelling “WHY AM I SUCH AN ASSHOLE?!” or them saying “Why can’t you be more like him?” to their family.
-Leo has way too much fun monologue-ing villain speeches at the ship crews they rob, and maybe kind of practices said monologues in the bathroom mirror before using them.
-Earth!Leo sometimes asks if they can switch places, and Space!Leo always says no.
-the Earth!Kids are maybe really jealous and want in on the Space Pirating shenanigans.
-it ends up being where they spend their vacation time.
-also everyone is gay in some manner because Space Is Gay and they’re in space so they are all gay and there’s no way around that.