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Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
Format Animated series
Created by Ciro Nieli
Voices of Greg Cipes
Kevin Michael Richardson
Tom Kenny
Kari Wahlgren
Clancy Brown
Corey Feldman
Mark Hamill
Ashley Johnson
James Hong
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 52
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC Family
Original run September 18, 2004 (2004-09-18) – December 16, 2006 (2006-12-16)

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, commonly known by its initialism, SRMTHFG, is an American animated television series, and was created by Ciro Nieli, one of the directors of Teen Titans, with animation being done by a Japanese studio known as The Answer Studio (which would later work on the Cartoon Network original series Transformers: Animated). Set mainly on the fictional planet of Shuggazoom, the series follows the adventures of five robotic monkeys and a human boy named Chiro as they struggle to protect their planet - and the rest of the universe - from the forces of evil.

As is obvious from the visual appearance of the show, there is a significant anime influence present, despite being produced for American television. It was also influenced by Star Trek, Super Sentai (known in the US as Power Rangers), and Star Wars. The show also contains various references to pop culture, a notable example being the episode "Season of the Skull", which is an obvious parody of the 1970s thriller The Wicker Man.

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Plot

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! is set in Shuggazoom, a city that takes up a good portion of its planet also named Shuggazoom, the rest of which is called The Zone of Wasted Years. The main character is a boy named chiro. When he was exploring the outskirts of Shuggazoom, he discovered a giant abandoned Super Robot. Once inside he pulls the on switch, thus awakening the five robotic monkeys that form the Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce. In the process Chiro also fused himself with the Power Primate, allowing him to transform into a brave fighter and bold leader of the team, with the aid of the five Robot Monkeys: Antauri, Mr. Hal Gibson or Gibson for short, SPRX-77 or Sparx for short, Otto, and Nova. Their mission is to save Shuggazoom City from the Skeleton King, the main antagonist in the series.

By virtue of the fact that Chiro was not a superhero from birth, the five Robot Monkeys must train him, which ultimately results in him leading the team. The Robot Monkeys continue to train Chiro, as he fulfills his destiny as protector of the universe.

When fighting the larger enemies, the Hyperforce uses the Super Robot, which can split into six separate vehicles , though the manner is reversed(in the mentioned series, the robot is not the natural state of the separate pieces. Its main attack, when combined as one whole robot, is Lazatron Fury, an energy beam fired from its chest. The Super Robot also serves as Chiro and the monkey's home and long-range vehicles.

The Monkey Team

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Chiro

Chiro fictional character Chiro is 13 years old at the beginning of the series and turns 14 in mid season 1. He pilots the Torso Tank Driver 1, which forms the torso and limbs of the Super Robot. At first Chiro is hesitant in accepting his role as leader of the Hyperforce but gradually comes to accept his destiny of becoming a defender of Shuggazoom and later the universe. Chiro's powers come from the Power Primate entity inside him. Very little is known about Chiro's background. Voiced by Greg Cipes.

Antauri

Antauri is the black monkey in the first two seasons of the series, and the powerful silver monkey in the second season only season finale, third, fourth season, and second-in-command. Antauri is wise, very calm and collected, and cares much for his friends. He teaches Chiro how to control the Power Primate, and also gives spiritual advice to the rest of the Monkey Team. He spends most of his time either meditating or patrolling Shuggazoom City. He pilots the Brain Scrambler Pilot 2 which forms the head of the Super Robot. His main weapon is his Ghost Claws and Monkey Mind Scream. Chiro sees him as a father figure. Voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.

SPRX-77

SPRX-77, Sprx, or Sparky, is the red monkey, and the team's best pilot. He is very much the comedian in the group and has quite a big ego, but still is very brave and willing to protect his comrades. He is in love with Nova though he never admits it, but isn't afraid to hit on other females as well, much to Nova's dismay. He never calls Chiro anything but kid except in select episodes. He pilots the Fist Rocket 3 which becomes the right hand of the Super Robot. His main weapon is his Magnetic Fists. He also turned evil in the last episode 51 Soul Of Evil, but with the help of his friends, he turns good again. Voiced by Corey Feldman.

Gibson

Gibson is the blue monkey, and the team's scientist. His full name is Mr. Hal Gibson, but he prefers to be called only Gibson, even going as far as to say, "My name is Mr. Hal Gibson, do not refer to me as Mr. or Hal, just Gibson". He often starts long winded explanations which are always interrupted by someone or something, and has trouble deciding if Otto, the team's mechanic, is a genius. He despises bugs. He pilots the Fist Rocket 4 which becomes the left hand of the Super Robot. His main weapon are his Cybovac Drills. Voiced by Tom Kenny.

Otto

Otto is the green monkey, and the team's mechanic. Although his talent with machines is unmatched he is quite dumb in everything else. He loves naming the monsters that the team encounters. As the monkeys are robotic themselves, it is usually up to Otto to repair any damages. Otto has a dream of being in a circus - more specifically, being a trapeze artist. He also has a soft spot for anything young or smaller than him, as seen in The Stranded Seven when he gives the seemingly useless piece of metal on the end of his tail to a young cat-like alien, whom he called lil' guy. He pilots the Foot Crusher Cruiser 5 which becomes the left foot of the Super Robot. His main weapon is his Energy Saws. Voiced by Clancy Brown.

Nova

Nova is the yellow monkey with pink eyes, and the only female in the team until Jinmay became an honorary member. She's the team's main fighter and she is in love with Sparky, Even though she didn't admit she loves him until Soul of Evil, the last episode and had a loving bond with her creator, the Skeleton King, when he was human he used to call her Dearest Nova.She also cares for Chiro very much like a brother. She recently became the team's third-in-command in Savage Lands. She pilots the Foot Crusher Cruiser 6 which forms the right foot of the Super Robot. Her main weapons are her Robotic Fists. She has a hot temper but is still just a crime-fighting super-power wielding monkey girl. Voiced by Kari Wahlgren.

Villains

Skeleton king

An evil Undead warlord/sorcerer who resides in the Citadel of Bone, a gigantic living spaceship. Voiced by Mark Hamill

Mandarin

The infamous sixth monkey, who was the original leader of the Super Robot Monkey Team.

Valina

Also known as The Skull Sorceress, Valina was once a child member of the Skeletal Circle, a secret group of Shuggazoom citizens who worshiped the Skeleton King. The leaders, Ma and Pa Sheenko, were her parents and chose her to accept Skeleton King's power, causing her to grow to adult size.

Dark One Worm

Dark Ones are demons from the planet's core. Dark One Worm is destroyed by the Super robot.

Formless Minions

Also known as Bone Drones, the Formless Minions are the black skeleton-like creatures that are created from some kind of black ooze and act as the foot soldiers of the Skeleton King's army.

TV Monster/Skeleton King Droid

A black and bulky looking, yet powerful robot made to personally serve Skeleton King as his herald.

Elevator Monster

A psychic being that serves the Skeleton King.

Gyrus Krinkle

A sad, lonely man who grew up with a robotic mother. He is a fan of the Hyperforce, and this fanaticism eventually turned into an obsession.

Professor Maezono

A now disembodied brain, Professor Maezono was a human that was a builder of the Super Robot.

Sakko

A tiny, monkey/spy for Skeleton King.

Flytor

A union of three monsters of the Skeleton King.

Biff Beefy Box/Cloggy Colon Creature

A seemingly friendly Wonder Fun Meat World manager, it wants to create fatter sentient beings for food.

Scrapperton

Also known as Duke Scrapperton, Grand Earl of the Mecha Realm. A once mortal man who replaced every part of his body with a mechanical part wonders of steam technology as he puts it.

Morlath

Also known as the Mythic Lord of the Northern Ice, this gigantic frost demon was trapped in a cavern in the Sea of Ice outside Shuggazoom City until he encountered Skeleton King, who offered to free him if he lent his power to freeze the city.

Master Zan

Antauri's teacher, works for the Skeleton King.

Allies

Jinmay

A sweet robot girl who ultimately fights on the side of the heroes who met Chiro and agreed to be the soul defender of Shuggazoom city.and also chiros girl friend

The Sun Riders

A superhero team. Super Quasar can emit solar energy from his visor. Aurora Six, wields a stun gun. Johnny Sunspot can control small black holes.

Slingshot

Also known as Prometheus Five, the fifth and most recent in a series of robots of which the Super Robot is the first. Can manipulate energy to increase speed.

Planetoid Q

A living plantesimal convinced to work for the side of good.

The Circus of Ooze crew

A brainwashed circus crew The Ringmaster, Leeah the Jungle Girl and the clown.

Thingy

A tiny furball that can transform into a large battle form. Its fur is edible.

Mobius Quint

A galaxy-class pilot, became obsessed with the Skeleton King after the entity placed his crew in danger

Captain Shuggazoom

Previous defender of Shuggazoom City, whose secret identity was the wealthy billionaire playboy industrialist Clayton Carrington.

The Alchemist

Mysterious yet kind man who can fuse the elements of Science and Magic for the good of mankind.

Master Offay

Also known as the Hard Master, Master Offay runs an interplanetary dojo on the planet Galaxia and was Nova's former martial arts trainer.

Shuggazoom

The planet Shuggazoom is the home planet of Chiro and the Hyperforce. Its capital and only settlement, Shuggazoom City, is filled with futuristic scenes reminiscent of The Jetsons. The city is located in the center of a large lake - which may or may not be the planet's only usable source of water - and is an artificial island of sorts; it is not built on solid land, instead being supported by man made pillars. A large bridge extends from the city and beyond the lake, out to the Zone of Wasted Years, an almost unbroken rocky desert and wasteland. The only animals showed in the series that appeared in Shuggazoom are bats, birds, dogs, and crabs.

Pit of Doom

A massive pit which was created by Shuggazoom City's citizens, who had been enslaved by the Skeleton King at the time. Later, the Pit would serve as the site for Mandarin's laboratory which he conducts his experiments to perfect a Formless Chiro clone, though the project ultimately failed. The Pit of Doom's true purpose was to serve as a conduit for the Citadel of Bone to reach the Dark One's egg and awaken it with the corrupted Power Primate. However, Antauri was able to defeat Skeleton King and seal the Dark One's egg once again, though these events inadvertently led to the creation of the Skeleton King Worm. The Pit was also the site where Valeena and Mandarin resurrected Skeleton King. Upon his resurrection, he raised a black castle of Formless Ooze within the Pit, which currently serves as a fortress for him and his undead army.

Savage Lands

A tropical jungle that lies hidden within a series of caves beneath Shuggazoom's surface. The jungle contains large deposits of the black ooze that is used to create the Formless, and thus the environment is inhabited by various Formless creatures. It is likely that the Savage Lands were once inhabited by some sort of ancient civilization, as the area houses a great deal of seemingly ancient temples and tombs. One of these temples was used as Valeena's base of operations, and it is likely that she was there from the time she received her powers from Skeleton King. Also the Savage Lands was the setting of the Alchemist's laboratory where he created the Monkey Team as well as their trademark weapons.

the Sea of Ice

A frozen plain occupied only by Morlath, the frost demon, and his snow monsters.

Blasted Lands

An area with a volcano and unstable landscape and the site of a massive and violent war

Arcane Isle

A small island housing large monoliths that serve as a portal to the Netherworld, the home dimension of the Dark Ones.

Broadcast

SRMTHFG! premiered on ABC Family's Jetix programming block on September 18, 2004. It also aired on Toon Disney's Jetix block until the Jetix programming block was taken off of ABC Family in August 2006, and the series began to air exclusively on Toon Disney. It was also shown on Jetix UK from January 1, 2005, but was taken off the air on July 22, 2006 for unknown reasons. The entire series was however broadcast in the UK on GMTV's Toonattik.

Each episode runs for 30 minutes, with commercials.

Its theme song is performed by Japanese Synthpop/New Wave band Polysics.

Disney has not renewed the show for a fifth season and has left it on a major cliffhanger.

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