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  • Awesome Music: That Intro. No matter how highly you regard the series, most fans agree that the intro and the music that goes with it was the best and most memorable thing about the show. Judge for yourself.
  • Badass Decay: Jessie goes from kicking ass and taking names in the first season, to depending on Jonny to save her every time in the second season.
  • Base Breaker:
    • Jessie. She had plenty of fans, obviously, such as those who saw her as a kick-ass female character and those who saw her as hot and those who liked her romance with Jonny. Others, however, balked at the introduction of a new character to the mix, while others saw her as a Faux Action Girl (her Badass Decay in season two didn't help).
    • It also didn't help that in the very first episode, "Darkest Fathoms", she ends up as a Distressed Damsel, which became the impression many early reviews of the show got of the character, not giving the show a chance to show her badass moments later on in the season.
  • Complete Monster: Elise Lenoior.
  • Engaging Chevrons: "Quest World log-on. Subject: Jonny Quest, Jesse Bannon, and/or Hadji Singh... Going hot!"
  • Ethnic Scrappy: Arguably Hadji.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Jonny and Jessie for an overwhelming majority of the fandom, although Hadji and Jessie are also well-liked, probably due to massive amounts of Ship Tease for both ships.
    • Apparently the series creators felt that Jessie would be the sort of girl Jonny would fall for when he got to the age were he'd be interested in dating.
    • Definitely sent up in an episode where Jessie and Jonny had their bodies inhabited by a pair of star-crossed ghosts. They use them to reunite and depart for the afterlife, but not before engaging in a seriously intense kiss that Hadji eventually has to clear his throat to get Jessie and Jonny's attention to break up once they're gone. After some amusing awkwardness, Jonny checks some recording equipment they had set up to investigate the haunting, only to find that only a few minutes of footage had been recorded to account for over an hour of time. Jessie teases him with a drawling, "Yeah. The earth stood still for me, too, Jonny."
  • Friendly Fandoms: In the 1990's, there was a lot of crossover between JQTRA fan writers and Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers fan writers. Two of the moderators for the "adult" fan list ("adult" meaning mature thems as well as Rule 34) were also mods on the Ranger list.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: They gave Hadji Hollywood Hacking skills in order to subvert some of the Sim Sim Salabim sterotypes from the original series. Less than a decade later, India becomes a computing and tech support powerhouse and Hadji inadvertently comes off as yet another stereotypical Bollywood Nerd.
  • Memetic Mutation: "(Insert action here)... so it is written IN THE BOOK OF RAGE!!!"
  • Motive Decay: The writers promptly forgot about Rage's original (Tear Jerker and tragic) reason for going insane and becoming a villain, in favor of making him the nigh-immortal leader of a bunch of doomsday cultists.
  • Recycled Script: An unfinished Swat Kats episode called "The Curse of Kataluna" had its script recycled to make the TRA episode "Eclipse".
  • Sickeningly Sweet: Marie Metier calls Race "mon petit chou," which roughly means "my little sweetie" or "my little cupcake." Yes, Race.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • Hadji is very much in tune with spiritual things, and can be hooked up to a machine to see the afterlife. Apparently he's magical by virtue of being Indian.
    • The first season tried to rationalize his abilities by having him be able to do exceptional things that were still within the possibilities of one practicing as a yogi (which he was), things like controlled breathing and mild body temperature control. The second season decided to go back to the lines of the original series, and... yeah.
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