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Rollbots is a Canadian Series set In a World in the Sky called Flip City. In it lives a population of Transforming Mecha who get around by turning into spheres and rolling (Roll-bots, get it?). The series follows rookie Flip City Police recruit Spin as he and the rest of the FCPD protect the citizenry from Vertex's team of rogue bots.
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- Bad Boss: Mayor Aria is highly unpleasant and elitist.
- Barrier Warrior: This is Lance's ability, but he's not good at it.
- Butt Monkey: Lance.
- Cassandra Truth: Spin can't convince Captain Pounder that Vertex is a Spider Tank.
- Chest Insignia: The various tribe insignias, though they are usually on an arm on leg. Spin doesn't have one, as he doesn't have a tribe that he knows of.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: Tabitha St. Germain plays Tinny.
- Da Chief: Captain Pounder.
- Dumb Muscle: Macro.
- Eyepatch of Power: Pounder. Odd, since he's a robot.
- Face Heel Turn: Manx was a Kei'zatsu before the series.
- Five-Bad Band:
- Five-Man Band:
- Gratuitous Japanese: The tribes' names are derived from relevant Japanese words, often modified with Xtreme Kool Letterz. Some examples include (note: "<" means "derived from"):
- Kei'zatsu (police) < keisatsu ("police")
- Kuzuri (medics) < kusuri ("medicine")
- Tensai (scientists) < tensai ("genius")
- Zobo'shi (firefighters) < shouboushi ("firefighter")
- Grievous Harm with a Body: Botch likes to do this with his Grappling Hook Pistol hand.
- Groundhog Day Loop: "Crontab Trouble".
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Expect a lot of this, especially if you've seen Beast Wars:
- Fantastic Caste System: Kei'zatsu are police, Tensai are scientists, Kuzuri are medics, and so on.
- Healing Hands: Penny.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Spin is red and the fastest bot in Flip City.
- Lawful Stupid: "The Do-Right Module" has the team forced to behave this way, or they get shocked.
- Meaningful Name: Spin spins, Tinny is a tiny tin (as lampshaded by Lance), Pounder pounds things, Cable (presumably) comtains cables, Vertex is angular, Macro is big, and Botch screws everything up.
- Shapeshifter Mode Lock: "Scorched" has several characters get stuck between robot and sphere modes, rendering them pretty helpless.
- Shout-Out: Pounder gives the command "Roll out!" at least once.
- Spider Tank: Vertex.
- The Big Guy: Pounder is the biggest of the Kei'zatsu.
- Transforming Mecha: Everyone.
- World in the Sky: Flip City.