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Talon gets like this at times when Penny is around. On one occasion, he has weapons trained on her and gets distracted by how cute she looks while she's desperately using her holotech to disrupt his control. On several occasions, he gets so caught up in taking Penny on that he doesn't notice her or Inspector Gadget himself actually foil MAD's plan.
Penny also gets like this at times, but she normally doesn't allow it to interfere with her mission. That said, in "We Heart Gadget" she spends quite a bit of time, staring at Talon with a lovestruck look on her face.
Talon actually feels embarrassed when he notices. The Door Slams You: In the intro, Gadget accidentally saves Penny by doing this to Talon.
Dude, Where's My Respect? An ex-partner of Gadget's works for MAD to freeze everyone in HQ's reunion party in liquid diamond because Gadget gets all the credit for her work, and even goads Penny to stop working for her uncle because of this.
Talon seems to feel this way at times, such as when he was sent to work under the Cuckoo Clockmaker and the extent of his duties was, "Watch the giant clock.
Claw's nephew Talon, who can be seen trying to shoot Penny in the new intro. In "Gadget Goes to Jail," Penny exploits Talon's tendency to blab about his schemes to her and broadcasts his admission that he framed Gadget to exonerate her uncle. Even Evil Has Standards: In "A Penny Saved", after accidentally hypnotizing Talon, Claw commands him to eat one of MAD Cat's hairballs, but stops him before he can go through with it, as even he's not that evil.
Talon might be malicious, but he refuses to destroy the planet for petty reasons.
Everyone Can See It: Penny's attraction to Talon and his attraction to her is pretty obvious to Chief Quimby and Brain in the very first episode. In "Tiny Talon Time", it's revealed that Penny's friend Kayla and Professor Von Slickstein totally ship them, especially when the two engage in a fight. Chief Quimby's response is a weary sigh and a reminder to Penny that she still needs to stop Talon.
Claw's nephew and Penny is Gadget's niece, and both are very intelligent for their age.
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An example of how evenly matched they are can be seen in the episode where Talon is sent to take over a super airship. He uses a machine to seize control of the ship and sets up a firewall preventing Penny from hacking it, but she then uses the Gadgetmobile as a ram and knocks the machine clean off the ship.
Talon then uses another machine to drag the ship towards a MAD base, and Penny is on the verge of giving up when she realises there's nothing stopping her from using the Gadgetmobile again. While some things MAD does is nefarious and criminal, like trying to take over all the TV waves of the world, sometimes it's something simple like trying to get rid of all dogs as revenge for one dog stealing candy when Dr.
Claw was young, or putting all the people of the city into a sugar coma just so Mama Claw can have some peace and quiet. Talon doesn't hesitate to point out just how stupid this can be. In "Double O'Penny", after she thinks she's eliminated Gadget, Penny's evil clone engages in some random chaos around HQ before leaving.
The Evil Laugh is Serious Business among the villains. It's one of the things they're graded on at the Academy of Evil. Mal's is excellent, Talon's is often called inadequate, Penny's attempt summons cute little birds who perch on her hands. Mama Claw, whom Claw and Talon both go in fear of. Madtana Dan wears one, but it's just for show.
The eye is shown as perfectly healthy when the eyepatch is knocked askew. His ostrich also wears one. While the original cartoon stuck to just his claw and a bit of his arm, everything from the armpits to his knees can be seen in some scenes.
Mama Claw is similarly hidden, although she is seen to be short with large hair. Lampshaded by Talon in one episode. A variation in "Trees Company": The Weed-Whacko is cured of his hatred of plants and then released from custody.
Though the reform is genuine in the sense that he now truly loves plants, he's otherwise just as crazy and villainous as ever. He immediately starts a new plan to turn everyone into plants as opposed to trying to kill all plants.
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Talon and most other MAD agents carry around a purple gun that fires large globs of extremely sticky gum. It's literal gum -- characters sometimes comment on its flavor. Though often brandished threateningly, it's never shown to have direct lethal utility, and is used only to detain or delay. The Family That Slays Together: Claw, his mother, and his nephew are all criminals who work together.
Claw's nephew is called Talon. Some names are more obvious than others like Madeline versus The Madgician. Played for Laughs in "Inspector Gadget Goes to Jail," where shoplifting is repeatedly referred to as the worst crime ever. Female Feline, Male Mutt: MADCat and Brain, since the former is now a girl. A common gag when someone eats spicy food. They try to hide this fact in "Gadget 2. This series plays up Gadget's stupidity and egotism far more than any other series.
Oodles of it between Penny and Talon. At times, their banter borders on flirtation. The Foe Yay is so obvious between them that "Tiny Talon Time" reveals that Penny's co-workers actively ship them In-Universeand in "Tool Russia With Love", a Russian agent outwardly wonders if the reason Talon hasn't been caught is because of Penny's attraction to him. A short-term example, when Penny is given a mission instead of Gadget because he is sick, the message "may" self-destruct.
This is the only message to do so, since Penny deactivates that function. The main gimmick of "The Fountain of Cortez". Ithica Marvins and The Chief are reverted into babies, and Dr. Claw wanted to revert everyone in the world into babies. There are also a "Basin of Aging" that has the reverse effects. Mixing the two causes both to disintegrate. Claw claims he hates dogs because he's allergic to them, but it's really because a dog stole his candy when he was a baby. In some episodes Penny and Talon bear each other no personal animosity and can be quite chatty and cordial until duty demands they start fighting.
Penny and Mal agree to be "frienemies" at the end of "Evil U" after Mal finds out that her best evil buddy was in fact good all along. This relationship is somewhat strained in "Frienemy of the State" though. Friend or Idol Decision: Claw's icecap-melting heat machine and in the process, free the yeti Talon captured to power said machineor capturing Talon to receive good marks at HQ for detaining the enemy. She naturally chooses the former. In episode 8, the new antagonist is 'Cuckoo', who makes convoluted gadget watches.
MAD Cat is female in this series. We have no idea who Talon's parents are, or if they are even still alive. He does call Mama Claw "Grandma", but not which side of his family she's from. While attempting to capture Penny and Gadget, Mal tries to suggest Penny's captivity won't be all that bad.
Just 'cause it's over for you doesn't mean our friendship has to be. Being my prisoner will be like a sleepover! At the end of the same episode, Penny promises to send Mal only to medium-security prison. Giving Them the Strip: Subverted in "Pyramid Scheme". Penny pins Talon to the wall with darts, and he drops out of his shirt to escape And that's why they call me "Lucky Talon Two-Shirts".
Penny and Brain carry around a variant that has a suction cup instead of a grappling hook, but the usage is much the same. Talon's hair is black This implies his styled hair is dyed. Getting turned into a Human Popsicle is harmless but for some shivering afterward.
In the first episode Dr. Claw and MADcat suffer only minor temporary effects after having been frozen in an iceberg for years.
The trope makes repeated appearances throughout the series and could be seen in the original cartoon as well. A number of female HQ agents have extremely exaggerated hips. In order to fix the present, this has to be undone.
Here We Go Again! The moment Penny suggests getting Gadget out of retirement, Brain begins packing it up to go into retirement, positively dreading the inevitable usual, before of course getting talked into helping by Penny. Penny seems to believe this of Talon.
She quickly amends her statement by adding, "Mostly. The main uplifted alligator in "See You Later, Super-Gator" acquires a monocle as part of the illustration that they are now super-intelligent and highly urbane. The extremely wealthy Sir Owen Barnstormer also sports one.
And here is why: It's not the wonderful theme written by Shuki Levy. Instead, as many fans have already remarked on both here and elsewhere, it's emulating "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Yes, there are indeed some very obvious similarities. It might well be that Levy was inspired by Grieg's piece when he wrote the Inspector Gadget theme For all we know, Levy might have channeled Grieg without being consciously aware of it For one thing, while the refrain in both compositions starts out similarly, the Inspector Gadget refrain uses less beats, and ends up becoming a different melody.
Not sure if "beats" is the proper musical term here, but hopefully you get the point. And of course, there are many other differences aside from the refrain. Let's listen to the new Inspector Gadget series' theme song again In the new series' theme song, especially near the end, it's painfully clear that the composer is adapting "In the Hall of the Mountain King" rather than "Inspector Gadget".
Not just the main refrain, either: The beats at Back in the 80s, the music's owner was Haim Saban and Shuki Levy's company Saban Records, through which the score was produced. This posed a problem for the Gadget franchise later. Boris Kralle; in the French version, he is called Dr. Claw's previous MAD Cats, this one is female.
She is spoiled by Dr. Claw and shares a feud with Talon. Claw's evil nephew who rescued him in the first episode. He is clever, handsome and manipulative.
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Talon is aware of his handsomeness and knows how to apply it. He secretly has a crush on Penny, but they cannot be together because they're enemies. In each possible situation that Talon wants to impress Penny, she mostly ignores him. Talon is one of a very small handful of M. Even his uncle is oblivious to this fact. Talon is always arguing with his uncle because he considers his plans to be rather old-fashioned although there's really nothing wrong with that or just ridiculous, which is true.
His uncle always blames him when his plans fail, even when it's not Talon's fault. There are even situations when Dr. Claw blames Talon for something his nephew has warned him of. Although he does everything to impress his uncle, he isn't treated very well by him. In the German version, he is named Titus. In the French version, he is called Tristan. In the Spanish version, he is called Garra.
Claw's mother and Talon's grandmother. From her constant nagging, she often embarrasses her son because Dr. Claw is taking orders from someone who's not him and often tries to get Dr. Claw and Talon to improve themselves. Mama Claw appeared in a few episodes. Claw, her face is never seen, but the back of her head hair and ears do appear now and then. Henchmen Various Voices - The generic henchmen of M.