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65 Million years ago, a meteor crashed to Earth loaded with alien DNA. Sometime in the future, Core-Tech scientist Jeredy Suno uses this DNA and combines that of several Earth animals with it, creating the Monsuno. After going missing his son, Chase Suno, embarks on a journey to find him, along with his friends Jinja and Bren. In the process, they come across Monsunos of their own, along with two separate factions aiming to control the Monsunos for their own purposes: STORM, the Strategic and Tactical Operations for Recovery of Monsuno, a ultra-secret Government Agency of Fiction which wants to control all Monsuno activity on Earth and Eklipse a criminal organization lead by Dr. Emmanual Klipse, a megalomaniac ex-scientist ally of Dr. Suno who wants to wipe out humanity and replace it with a New World Order run by Monsunos.
The show details the gang's efforts to find the missing Dr. Suno while avoiding the efforts of both groups.
Tropes in this series
- Above Good and Evil: Eklipse has explictly stated he does not care about right or wrong, only Monsunos (read: power).
- Action Girl: Jinja has shades of this, even with a Monsuno battling at her side. In the course of three episodes she has knocked two guys out with flying kicks, and hot-wired a military truck by herself.
- Adorkable: Bren.
- Animesque: The show, from one point of view. Considering it's an American-Japanese co-production, it can just as easily be called an anime as it can a western series.
- Badass: Many of the Monsunos can qualify as this.
- Captain Obvious: Jinja became one while pointing out something was a trap and admitted it herself.
- Car Fu: Jinja in episode 2.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: So far, the Monsunos have a main color scheme to show who they were manufactured by: Blue by Jeredy Suno/Core-Tech, Yellow by S.T.O.R.M, and Red by Eklipse.
- Who the Monsunos are actually with, and whose side they're actually on, is another story though.
- Deadpan Snarker: Jinja's primary trait, in a friendly way.
- Death Glare: Lock's default expression in battle, with a slightly softer version out of battle.
- Five-Man Band:
- Genre Savvy: Jinja. When recieving a call on their computer, she makes sure it goes to message (otherwise it could be traced). And also wanted to make sure the call was legit before doing anything else.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: All Monsunos permanently have these.
- The Hero: Chase Suno. Definitely a gutsy one, though, as he stood in front of the aforementioned military truck without moving, forcing it to stop an inch from him.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: This series seems to love this trope. Lock (polar bear, gorilla and tiger hybrid), Quickforce (antelope and raven hybrid, which resembles a hippogriff) and Charger (armadillo, bison and moose hybrid) are the tip of the iceberg so far.
- Dr. Suno revealed that Monsuno are hybrids of various types of animal DNA, mixed with elemental energies. So, all Monsuno are Mix-and-Match Critters by nature.
- "No. Just... No" Reaction: Jinja says this when Beyal says the fifth member is Dax:
Jinja: No. No way. Not him.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Jon Ace borders on this, as he sympathizes with the Monsunos, helps Chase and his friends at risk to himself, and likes to think of himself as being on the "right side". Despite this, Jon hasn't left his faction, and was forced to follow orders to fight Chase. Only time will tell about Jon.
- Seers: Beyal.
- Sleep Cute: Bren and Jinja briefly in "Trust".
- Techno Wizard: Bren is this, with a dose of nervousness thrown in. His expertise is with hacking computers.
- Tsundere: Jinja comes across as this, especially to Bren.
- Villainous Crush: Medea's interaction with Chase is rather interesting.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy: Beyal is a heroic example.