"Code Lyoko" tells the story of a group of students who uncover a parallel universe called Lyoko inside a super-computer that is threatened by a renegade program named XANA that could destroy the world. It's up to four boarding school students named Jeremy, Yumi, Ulrich, and Odd to help a humanoid being inside Lyoko named Aelita to stop the rogue program X.A.N.A and his plans to attack their world. Jeremy, who is in love with Aelita, struggles through season 1 to find a way to "materialize" aelita, so she can become human by exiting the scanners that connect Odd, Ulrich, and Yumi to Lyoko. If Jeremy accomplishes this, he will be able to shut down Lyoko and defeat XANA. In the episode "Code: EARTH", we witness Jeremy finally materializes Aelita, and accomplishes his dream. The group deactivate Lyoko, but the didn't guess what would happened. XANA apparently infected Aelita with a virus before she was materialized so that if XANA goes, she does too! After being distraught by this ... Written by
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The time it takes for the Scyphozoa to steal Aelita's memories in the second season of the Code: Lyoko progressively changes throughout episodes, and conflicts with the storyboard. A clear example of this is shown in "The Key", where the Scyphozoa manages to steal Aelita's memory seconds after it captures her. This conflicts with the previous episodes, where several minutes would pass and the Scyphozoa would still not have obtained Aelita's memories. See more »
Just watch. Ulrich will be in my arms in 30 seconds.
Ulrich, dear, there's something I've just got to tell you, it can't wait...
Sissy, dear, normally I'd take the time to tell you to go fly a kite, but this time I'll be less polite and just ignore you.
Well, your thirty seconds are up.
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Code Lyoko is an action adventure show that goes further than action and adventure. It goes beyond a group of good guys fighting attacks from bad guys. The "good guys" are complex, flawed characters who have feelings beyond "Yo, Joe! Let's get 'em!". The minor bad guys have their own feelings and complexities, and can be sympathized with at times, although they are usually real little horrors who usually get their come-uppance at the hands of the good guys.
There is one true "bad guy" without virtues and one "good guy" without any real vices, but that's excusable since neither of them is human.
The dialogue is hilarious. The verbal battles between Odd and Sissy are sophisticated to an almost Shakespearian degree. Sissy's monologues are the only soliloquies I have ever seen and heard in a cartoon show.
There are an amazing number of goofs in the show and a lot of stock scenes are re-used, but this does not really detract from the enjoyment of the show.
All-out action fans will hate this show because it's not all-out action. What it is, however, is a refreshing change and hopefully a pointer for the future.
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