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When 14 year old Leo (Tyrel Jackson Williams) moves into his new step dad, Donald Davenport's (Hal Sparks), mansion, he snoops around and discovers Adam (Spencer Boldman), Bree (Kelli Berglund), and Chase (Billy Unger) -- three bionic siblings (each equipped with hi-tech apps) living in a lab beneath the house. An unlikely friendship develops as he sneaks them out to school for their first taste of freedom while they help him to become the most popular kid in school. But when their bionic glitches go off, things get chaotic very quickly!
When Lab Rats premiered, it became Disney XD’s #1 original series telecast of all time.
Lab Rats exhibits these tropes:
- Absentee Actor: Mr. Davenport is absent from several episodes.
- Alliterative Name: Donald Davenport and Douglas Davenport. Also, the high school mascot, Dewey Dingo.
- Alphabetical Theme Naming: Adam, Bree and Chase.
- Angrish: Donald in the pilot, when he goes to retrieve the kids. "So - how was school? GET IN THE HELICOPTER!"
- Badass: Chase in his commando mode, better known as Spike.
- Badass Bookworm: Chase.
- Badass Family
- Barrier Warrior: Chase.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Adam. He keeps random strands of hair he uses to make fake mustaches in his locker.
- Deadpan Snarker: EVERYONE in the cast.
- Dumb Muscle: Adam.
- Eye Beams: Adam has this power whenever he gets really angry.
- Five-Man Band
- Fragile Speedster: Bree.
- Genki Girl: Bree, naturally.
- Happily Married: Donald and Tasha.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Bree and Adam occasionally dip into this.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Leo shows signs of being this.
- Mad Scientist: Donald is this by way of Rule of Funny.
- Power Trio
- Secret Keeper: Leo and Tasha.
- Super Intelligence: Chase.
- Super Strength: Adam.
- The Team Wannabe: Leo.
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Adam, Bree and Chase.