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Another offering from Marathon Media, the studio behind Totally Spies and Martin Mystery, originally created for Disney Channel Asia, later imported into the Cartoon Network. The series, a sort of Spiritual Successor to Totally Spies featuring much younger protagonists, is about the adventures of four young siblings (Tony, Marc, Megan, and Lee Clark) who must balance their lives in middle school with their secret lives as spies working for WOOHP, the World Organization of Human Protection. Though Jerry appears once more as a coordinator and parent figure for the young heroes, Sam, Alex, and Clover do not return but have made cameo appearances.

While Totally Spies drew inspiration from Shoujo manga, The Amazing Spiez is also inspired by western Comic Books.

Definitely not related to the little Swiss city.


Tropes:

  • Air Vent Passageway: In "Operation Spy-Sitter".
  • Alpha Bitch: Tami.
  • Always Someone Better: In "Operation Yeti Bear", the spies' schoolmate Tara is shown to not only be capable of besting Lee's athletic records, but of building a better computer than Marc.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Tony and Megan, given both of their parents are Caucasian
  • Animated Series
  • Animesque: It looks like a comic, but withholds some of the Anime qualities of it's predecessor.
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Whatever: "Operation The 50 Ft. Hacker". First Davey Hacker is becomes a giant then Megan becomes a slightly taller giantess to beat him up. Then she grows even taller and inflates into a giant bouncing ball.
  • Badass Bookworm: Marc, combined in a way with Gadgeteer Genius.
  • Catboy: Tony briefly imagines himself with cat ears at the start of "Operation Grow Up".
  • Crazy Prepared: In the same manner as its predecessor, the team always has the right gadgets for the moment.
  • Crossover: With it's predecessor in at least two episodes
  • Death Trap: Not as many as it's predecessor, but they're there.
  • Distressed Dude / Distressed Damsel: Not nearly as often as in Totally Spies, but as you can expect, all four Spiez have their fair share of these types of situations.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Most of the same college-aged males who perved over Totally Spies hate this show, but preteen girls are lapping it up. Their favorite is almost unanimously Marc.
  • Evil Brit: Jerry's sister Sherry.
  • Fingertip Drug Analysis: Well, it was honey, but the trope applies, given the reactions of the rest of the team.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: With Lee as the Choleric, Megan as the Phlegmatic, Marc as the Melancholic, and Tony as the Sanguine.
  • Harmless Freezing: In "Operation Twins of Trouble" it happens to the Spiez' parents.
  • Hartman Hips: Tami gains some in "Operation Terrible Thirteen" as part of the villain's plot to mutate kids.
  • Horned Hairdo: Aunt Trudy
  • Human Ladder: Used to reach a sprinkler control on a wall in "Operation Spy-Sitter".
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Everything's an operation for these kids...
  • Incest Subtext: Marc and Megan are awfully close with one another, often seen with one arm or shoulder around the other in screenshots, and Megan is always there to advise Marc on social graces. The subtext is subtle but definitely visible.
  • Jerk Jock: Averted, Lee does have a couple moments of chauvinism or over-competitiveness but is generally a really nice kid.
  • Keet: Tony.
  • Kid Heroes
  • Legacy Character: Boogie Gus' son Gus Jr.
  • Never Say "Die": or you'll be "eliminated"
  • Oh Crap: Megan when the Super Soaker Supersizer malfunctions and she inflates.
  • Precocious Crush: Tony gets one on Clover in "Operation Dude Ranch Disaster".
  • Reverse Polarity: The Super Soaker Supersizer in "Operation The 50 Ft. Hacker".
  • Screwed by the Network: After about a month, Cartoon Network moved the show from the afternoon to an uncomfortable early-morning slot before pulling it off the air entirely.
  • Secret-Chaser: Aunt Trudi
  • Shout-Out: Done very subtly in "Operation Grow Up". The episode features a villain that can alter his age at will, becoming a child at some points, an adult at some others, but one of his distinguishing traits is that he has a small scar on his chin at all times. Earlier in the episode, Tony is upset because he's too young to see a movie his older siblings are all going to. It isn't mentioned by name, but the poster the children bring back features a very familiar silhouette. Fans of the franchise need not hear more. Sneaky!
    • Marc's crush in "Operation Crabby Bob" is named Sheena Weston. Remind you of anyone?
    • Not to mention that Megan as Gravity Girl in "Operation Fun and Games" can easily remind one of Storm.
  • The Smurfette Principle
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Tami. There was a time on this very wiki when her name was spelled "Tammy" every time.
  • Spinoff Babies: They're not really related to the original spies, but Megan looks like an Expy of Alex appearance-wise, while Marc is pretty much a gender flipped, much younger Sam.
  • Split-Screen Reaction
  • Super Mode: Happens to Lee, Marc, and Megan in "Operation Fun and Games"
  • Super Villain: The villains in this show, while they do still have really stupid Freudian Excuses, they're costumed and have powers or gadgets related to their "Theme", the the old show had some shades of it, but this show has more obvious Super Villain inspiration. Even the villains that do return from the original show have underwent a reworked design more befitting of a Super Villain.
  • Surprise Vehicle: The WOOHP helicopter in "Operation Spy-Sitter".
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Tami for Mandy.
  • Teen Superspy: Just Lee, technically. He's thirteen; his three siblings are a year younger (or two, in Tony's case).
    • In the second season he ups it up to fourteen while Marc and Megan become thirteen, thus counting as examples as well.
  • Transformation Sequence: If the way they put on their spy suits in every episode doesn't count (it's simpler than most examples, but still), then the time that Lee, Megan, and Marc turned into super heroes in "Operation Fun and Games" definitely does.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: In "Operation: Twins of Trouble" a WOOHP jet does this as it flies off into the distance.
  • Unsound Effect: The opening sequence is full of them. It's used periodically within the episodes.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: Tami becomes the Clarks' friend in "Twins of Trouble" after they save her life, and she ends up causing them more trouble in helping them than she does antagonizing them. Realizing that they liked Tami better before, they eventually let her "save" them so that the debt is paid and she can go back to being the Alpha Bitch.
  • Wilhem Scream: Heard at several episodes such as "Operation Fun and Games" and "Operation Dyno-mite".
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz
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