Combo Niños vámonos!
Combo Niños (2006) is an animated adventure TV series created by the French SIP Animations with heavy Latin America inspiration.
In the city of Nova Nizza ex-mayor Diadoro desperately searches for a way of regaining his power, with the help of his assistant Gomez they search for Divinos, powerful magical beings with a penchant for chaos, freeing them in exchange for their help.
Unfortunately the Divinos always decide the take their own course of action to take over the city. And this is when the Combo Niños enter, Azul, Serio, Paco and Pilar, four kids with the mission to protect the city and keep the Divinos sealed. Trained by old Mestre Grinto in the ancient art of Capoeira these kids have to balance the responsibilities of being the city's protectors and living their normal lives.
- Accidental Public Confession: Diadoro is an example of the Type 3 by accidentally revealing what he thinks of the voters.
- All Your Colors Combined: Combo Niños Big Blastico! Also their Little Blastico! Which the use on Divinos who do want to return to their world.
- Another Dimension
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance
- Attack Pattern Alpha
- Bad Boss: Diadoro. He likes to order people around and this is hinted to be the reason he wasn't re-elected as Mayor.
- Badass Grandpa: In the episode "Attack of the Combo Divinos", Grinto gets back in action. And boy, does he kick ass!
- Unfortunately, he'll never show that again, and even becomes a James Bondage in some of the last episodes.
- Blow You Away: Azul.
- By the Power of Grayskull: Totem Touch, Transform!
- City of Adventure
- Claustrophobia: Diadoro.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Pilar.
- Clark Kenting
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Diadoro. While his main goal is regaining the title of Mayor of Nova Nizza, he's also a businessman who occasionally employs Divinos in order to improve his businesses.
- Dance Battler: Well, duh, it's about Capoeira!
- Deadpan Snarker: Old Head.
- Dean Bitterman: Bronka.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: But Diadoro never gets it.
- Failure Is the Only Option
- Fastball Special
- A funny variation: they often use a palm tree as a catapult.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: A bit hard because they don't belong to one notable temperament:
- Paco: Choleric-Sanguine.
- Serio: Sanguine-Supine.
- Pilar: Melancholic-Sanguine.
- Azul: Phlegmatic-Melancholic.
- The other characters would be:
- Grinto: Phlegmatic.
- Diadoro: Choleric (All the defaults, none of the qualities).
- Gomez: Supine.
- Freaky Friday Flip: Diadoro and the Mayor; Serio and Azul; Paco and Pilar; and several others.
- Genre Blind: No matter how many Divinos go on their own rather than follow Diadoro, it's just a matter of time before he releases more. He even rejected one of Gomez's plans simply because it didn't include any Divinos.
- Ironically, Gomez was the Genre Blind of the episode where Diadoro tried to produce a movie to improve his popularity. In that episode, Diadoro was the one who didn't want Divinos.
- Gratuitous Spanish
- Heterosexual Life Partners: Grinto and Old Head.
- Is This Thing Still On?: The reason of Diadoro's above mentioned Accidental Public Confession.
- Limited Wardrobe: There are some new clothes, but they last only for one episode.
- Lottery Ticket: Before helping Diadoro to regain his title as Mayor by having an official recounting state that Diadoro had actually won the last election, a Divino with luck-based powers caused a gust of wind to give him a winning lottery ticket. When she was defeated, Diadoro's limousine (presumably bought with lottery money) caught fire, burning the reamining lottery money and he lost the title of Mayor when a new official recounting stated he had even less votes than stated at the original vote count.
- Mad Scientist: Gomez.
- Metamorphosis: Old Head was a human and Grinto's mentor. He was transformed in a living statue head when he went in the Divino dimension to save Grinto.
- Monster of the Week: The Divinos.
- Not Me This Time: In one episode, Principal Bronka accidentally brought a family of snake Divinos to the world. The only time neither Diadoro nor Gomez had anything to do with the Divino attack.
- Arguably, the episode where Diadoro tried to improve his reputation with a movie and was Genre Savvy enough to oppose having Divinos involved counts. Too bad Gomez decided to go behind his back on that matter. The only time Gomez brought Divinos against Diadoro's orders.
- Old Master: Mestre Grinto.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Old Head. One episode reveals his real name to be Bernie, but this name is never used in the other episodes.
- Pet the Dog: Diadoro treats Gomez like a slave, but can be nice to him sometimes.
- In an episode where Gomez sacrificed all his economies to help his "boss", Diadoro's reaction was:
You did this... (teary-eyed) for me?!
- Punch Clock Villain: Gomez. When he's fired in the last episode, he befriends Pilar and helps the Niños.
- Punny Name: All of the Divinos.
- Rubber Man: Pilar.
- Sealed Evil in a Can
- Secret Identity
- Teen Genius: Azul. Well, Kid Genius actually...
- Title Theme Tune
- Too Dumb to Live: Diadoro.
- Transformation Name Announcement: Gratuitous Spanish version.
- Transformation Sequence
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Azul's enthomophobia.
- She's also afraid of snakes, fitting the trope to a T.