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"I've inherited a team in the World Soccer League. The HURRICANES!"
Amanda Carey

The Hurricanes is an animated series created in the 90's by DiC Entertainment, Siriol Productions and Scottish Television as an attempt to capitalize on the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Teenage girl Amanda Carey inherited a soccer team (the Hispanola Hurricanes) from her father. She and the team travel to several locations across the globe to play soccer and/or solve mysteries. The main villain of the series is Stavros Garkos, owner of the Garkos Gorgons.

Has a Wild Mass Guessing page now.


Tropes used in Hurricanes include:


  • Accidental Bid: Napper once acquired a McGuffin that way. One of the Big Bad's Co-Dragons accidentally acquired a random item in another auction where the Big Bad himself acquired the MacGuffin.
  • Action Girl: Amanda Carey
  • All Just a Dream: Some of the episodes. Some even leave hints that maybe t wasn't.
  • Alliterative Name: Cal Casey
  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: After each episode ends, there's a segment where somebody (usually Amanda) explains the moral.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the episode "Deep Cover", after Wyn and Genghis made some of the Hurricanes miss the upcoming game by causing several injuries, Amanda disguises herself as a man to enter the team. The hurricanes won the game but, not feeling okay with breaking the rules, even one she considers stupid, she confessed to the league, and victory was officially granted to the Gorgons.
    • In "The Boot of All Evil", the Hurricanes and the Gorgons played a match in Australia for the chance of being spokesmen of a new brand of soccer boots. The Gorgons replaced the Hurricanes' boots with cheap knockoffs that fell apart during the game. To win the game, Papillon painted Plato's feet to make it seem like he's wearing boots. The Hurricanes won the game but rejected the contract. It's not clearly stated if the Gorgons got it or not.
  • Banana Republic: The Hurricanes were once imprisoned within one ruled by a soccer-obsessed General in "Escape to Freedom".
  • Big Bad: Stavros Garkos
  • Big Good: Amanda Carey
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Stavros Garkos. The main example of the series.
    • The series also introduced a villain named Douglas Fir, whose character is similar to Garkos.
    • Also in that series, when Napper Thompson's uncle died and left his fortune to him on the condition Napper never plays soccer again, Napper became the target of two villains who wanted to get the inheritance. One of the villains was the uncle's former business partner. Napper lost the inheritance but fortunately it was revealed neither villain was the appointed next heir.
  • Disappeared Dad: Amanda Carey's father, who died, leaving his soccer team to her.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Plato
  • The Dragon: Wyn and Genghis share this role.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Wyn and Genghis once thought they'd get this role when their boss fell victim of a mind-altering plant but, when they told him to give them what they're worthy, Garkos said he'd cut their wages in half. Wyn and Genghis then rushed in search for the antidote before he made it official.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: While Wyn and Genghis usually have no ulterior motive to help Stavros Garkos other than the money he pays them, they once learned about a gold mine during one of the dirty jobs they were doing and decided to steal it so they'd no longer have to work for Garkos.
  • Enemy Mine: Amanda and Stats (Hurricanes) teamed up with Wyn and Genghis (Gorgons) against the outside foe who wanted to kill the commentator in one episode. Said foe even lampshaded the unlikeliness of such alliance by commenting how surprised he was by seeing Hurricanes and Gorgons working together.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Trying to blow up a soccer stadium and kill everyone there just to prevent a potential key witness from exposing a game fixing scheme tops every wrongdoing done by Stavros Garkos.
  • Identical Grandson: Stavros Garkos IV. Then again, the plot where he appeared was All Just a Dream and there's no proof he'll ever exist.
  • International Showdown by Proxy: One of Stavros Garkos's desires is to "prove" soccer has been invented at his home land.
  • Leitmotif: Stavros Garkos has one. Stavros IV seems to have inherited it.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Stavros Garkos is rarely seen without his green suit. Think about an overweight version of Valmont with black hair.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Hispanola Hurricanes Coach Jock Stone is named after real life soccer star Jock Stein.
    • Also, Jock Stone once phoned Pelé to ask for a favor. When one of the Hurricanes commented about not knowing Jock was friends with Pelé, he understood what they thought and told them it wasn't that Pelé.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Amanda Carey. Despite being a teenager, she actually gets involved with the management of her soccer team rather than letting her mother do it or sell the team. In fact, her mother even threatens to keep her from getting involved with the team to make sure she'll get good grades.
    • Stavros Garkos counts as an evil example of the trope. Not only he seems to be quite involved with the Garkos Gorgons, at least where the Hurricanes are concerned, but he also is quite active on the (usually dirty) activities of Garkos Enterprises.
  • Not Me This Time: In "Target: Winston", when an explosion almost kills commentator Winston Honeychurch and Stats finds out it wasn't an accident, Stavros Garkos was the first person Amanda suspected of being the culprit. It turns out Garkos was really innocent this time. (Unusual for an episode where he appears.)
  • On One Condition: Napper Thompson once inherited a fortune and a title of nobility on the condition that he never plays soccer ever again. In the end, Napper decided that his loyalty to the Hispanola Hurricanes is more important than money.
  • One Phone Call: Some Hurricanes were mistaken for fugitives and sent to prison. They were given just one phone call (one for the group, not one for each person). Unfortunately Topper, the team's pet monkey, was the only one to answer the phone.
  • Opposing Sports Team: The Garkos Gorgons
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Prince Rupert of Mulravia. He's a Prince who likes to play soccer. His father used to be the same way.
    • Given the kind of power and influence the Garkos Family has over the Island of Garkos, Stavros Garkos, his brother Spiro Garkos and his sister Melinda Garkos are also examples of this trope. Stavros' niece, who expected to obtain a vice-presidency in Garkos Enterprises in exchange for helping him with one of his plots, might also qualify.
  • Sadist Teacher: Spiro Garkos fits this trope as the coach of the Garkos Gorgons Youth Team. He seems to be this to all footballers but Stevie Pepenopolis had it the worst. And he couldn't be reported to Child Welfare because, in the Island of Garkos, he heads the Department of Child Welfare.
  • Save the Villain: Toro once saved the life of Melinda Garkos.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them: Basically how Stavros and Spiro Garkos run the Island of Garkos. Spiro even admitted to Genghis in one episode that the law he planned to exploit to help his brother with his goal for that episode was one he made up for the occasion.
    • Prince Rupert of Mulravia used to think the same way until Amanda made it clear how much she despised him for that.
  • Translation Convention: Stavros Garkos speaks English even when talking with one of his siblings (Spiro or Melinda) despite the three of them being Greeks.
    • Plato and Humberto (Plato's big brother and fellow Brazilian) talking to each other in English instead of Portuguese.
    • Papillon and a guard of a soccer stadium at Papillon's home nation (France) arguing in English instead of arguing in French.
    • Toro giving an interview in English despite it being in a talk show at his home nation (Spain).
  • Whammy Bid: The man acting as a proxy for Stavros Garkos while attempting to buy the McGuffin Napper Thompson accidentally bought was instructed to start with one of those.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Melinda Garkos once fell into a pit full of them, thus prompting the Save the Villain case mentioned above. And the hero who saved her was the one previously known for fearing snakes.
  • You! Get Me Coffee!: When Stavros Garkos's niece helped him with a plan hoping she'd become the first woman to become Vice-President of Garkos Enterprises in exchange for her help, the plan failed and he blamed her, stating he'd not hire her even if it was to bring him coffee.