Zevo-3

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Zevo-3
Zevo-3 logo.jpg
Genre Action
Adventure
Science fiction
Created by John Massé
Voices of Bryton James
Dante Basco
Kari Wahlgren
Mark Hamill
Kevin Michael Richardson
Grey DeLisle
Pamela Adlon
Opening theme Zevo-3
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Mike Young Productions
MoonScoop Group
Skechers Entertainment
Release
Original network Nicktoons
Original release October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) – May 7, 2011 (2011-05-07)
External links
Website

Zevo-3 is an American animated television series that aired on Nicktoons for nearly seven months. It premiered on October 11, 2010 and ended with only one season on May 7, 2011. It is based on three characters that previously appeared in Skechers commercials (Z-Strap, Kewl Breeze and Elastika), although they have been redesigned. It is produced by MoonScoop Group and Skechers Entertainment.

Plot[edit]

The show is about three kids who get powers in a lab when Zevo compound covers them, due to an experiment done by the evil Doctor Stankfoot. Together they fight off mutant monsters that arise while dealing with their own teenage problems, including school, friends, and feelings.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2010/11)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date [episode needed]
1 "Zevo-3" Trevor Wall Michael Ryan October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11)
Jason, Ellie and Matt recount how Matt "ruined their lives" by accidentally turning them into superheroes and how they unwittingly released their new archenemy Stankfoot and Blacktop.
2 "Control" Trevor Wall Michael Ryan October 16, 2010 (2010-10-16)
Jason contemplates quitting the superhero business when he has trouble controlling his powers. While the owner of a store helps him to figure it how, Stankfoot creates a companion called Dark Materia to rule by his side but ends up creating someone crazier & more power hungry than he is. It's never explained why Jason's powers went haywire in the first place.
3 "Daddy Dearest" Trevor Wall Temple Mathews, Danielle Mentzer October 18, 2010 (2010-10-18)
On his father's birthday Dr. Stankfoot fondly remembers fishing with his dad but when he discovers the old fishing river has been dammed Stankfoot decides to blow up the dam and destroy the city. Meanwhile Ellie attempts to balance being a superhero and her fondness for the new boy in school & Matt tries to perfect an early danger warning device.
4 "A Matter Of Time" Trevor Wall David Skelly & Jennifer Skelly October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)
When Dr. Stankfoot's sleep is disturbed, he orders Blacktop to silence the noise by spreading a dangerous virus. In doing so, Blacktop infects the residents of Eden City, including Ellie. Realizing Blacktop is the key to help Ellie, Z-Strap and Kewl Breeze devise a plan that means shrinking Z-Strap and hunting inside Blacktop for the cure.
5 "Night Terror" Trevor Wall Kevin Hopps November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)
Jason, Ellie, and Matt struggle to work together as a real superhero team when Stankfoot unleashes a giant carnivorous plant that grows over New Eden City, absorbing half the population in one night.
6 "Sacrifice" Trevor Wall Danielle Mentzer, Ben Schwartz November 6, 2010 (2010-11-06)
Jason gets a dose of his own medicine when he encounters a loner mutant in Stankville and has to convince him to help rescue Matt who's been captured by a race of underground mechanical mutants who want to offer him up as a sacrifice.
7 "Beneath The City" Trevor Wall Eugene Son November 7, 2010 (2010-11-07)

The trio of superheroes, Z-Strap, Elastika & Kewl Breeze, must stop a mass of Zevo infected earth worms from destroying the city. Meanwhile, Brett Ronson III, attempts to persuade the Olympic committee to hold the games in New Eden City

Note: This episode was shown as a sneak peek of the series on Nicktoons on August 22, 2010.
8 "Mutant Hotel" Trevor Wall Bart Jennett November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08)
The Zevo-3 must stop New Eden City founder and land developer, Brett Ronson III, from demolishing a rickety old hotel in Stankville that houses The Manglesons, a family of strange but sentient mutants.
9 "Date with Darkness" Trevor Wall David McDermott November 13, 2010 (2010-11-13)
Ronson throws a party for the families of New Eden City. But Ronson shows up with Dark Materia. And the party gets crashed by blacktop and the mutant pigs. Grams, Matt, and Ellie hold them off while Jason does some spying and discovers a connection between Ronson, Jason's parents and Stankfoot.
10 "Which Came First?" Trevor Wall Joelle Sellner November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15)
Jason and his classmates are given Zevo infused eggs to take care of for a responsibility assignment. They end up hatching in to cute, purple, fluffy mutants, but is there more to the Curples then what meets the eye?
11 "Some Wounds Cut Deep" Trevor Wall Michael Ryan November 20, 2010 (2010-11-20)
When Zevo-infused blood from a cut on Jason's hand gets on one of his childhood toys it turns into a 50-foot tall robot. While Ellie and Matt try to stop this unstoppable robot, they learn about a possible connection between Jason and the robot from an unexpected source.
12 "Delirious" Trevor Wall TBA November 28, 2010 (2010-11-28)
When Jason mistakes Matt's new food experiment for his breakfast it results in some very strange behavior. Dark Materia takes advantage of Jason's situation and uses him to her advantage, while Matt and Ellie learn that the food's effect may be worse than they realized.
13 "Normal" Trevor Wall David Skelly & Jennifer Skelly November 28, 2010 (2010-11-28)
After Matt's new invention goes awry the group losses their powers and must adjust back to having normal lives. When they begin to realize that helping people is more important than getting a few extra hours of sleep they get their powers back to get rid of an even more powerful Stankfoot and Dark Materia.
14 "Sidekick" Trevor Wall Bart Jennett Kevin Seccia December 9, 2010 (2010-12-09)
Cotilla discovers Kewl Breeze and Elastika as Z-Strap's sidekicks and posts a video of the group on her blog. When Z-strap's popularity goes through the roof, Ellie and Jason get into a fight. Ellie later ends up getting captured by Ronson as part of a "Divide and Conquer" scheme to eliminate Zevo-3.
15 "Testing 1,2,3" Trevor Wall David McDermott December 9, 2010 (2010-12-09)
As Brett Ronson III High School's standardized testing day approaches, the Zevo-3 has bigger problems to worry about – their Zevo energy is mysteriously increasing off the charts, and unless they can find a way to stop it, they are all ticking time bombs waiting to go off.
16 "Operation Z" Trevor Wall Len Ulhley January 17, 2011 (2011-01-17)
When Stankfoot shockingly reveals that he may have a connection to Jason's late parents, Jason prods Grams for info and searches for clues which lead him to a deep secret within Ronson Tower and a surprising new outlook on his Grams.
17 "De-Mutation" Trevor Wall Kevin Hopps,Danielle Mentzer January 18, 2011 (2011-01-18)
Cotilla's online blog about mutated animals running wild in New Eden gets her into trouble with the city's shady founding father, Brett Ronson III. The Zevo-3 must rescue their captured friend and the mutant creatures before Ronson disposes with them all.
18 "Career Week" Trevor Wall Joelle Sellner January 19, 2011 (2011-01-19)
During Career Week at Brett Ronson III High School, Jason works at the 6–10 convenience store with Sagacity, Ellie rides along with paranormal paramedic, Florence, and Matt uncovers some strange goings-on at his parents' workplace – while Ronson decides to fight fire with fire and hires a trio of mutant bounty hunters to bring down the Zevo-3.
19 "Future Tense" Trevor Wall David Skelly & Jennifer Skelly January 20, 2011 (2011-01-20)
While Jason tries to prevent the horrible future he saw in a vision from happening, Ellie's driving lessons take a turn for the worse when she gets Stank Foot's old car.
20 "Heart of Darkness" Trevor Wall Kurt Weldon January 22, 2011 (2011-01-22)
When Bobby the Molok witnesses Brett Ronson's goon squad rescuing Dark Materia from Stankfoot's lair, he and Bug enlist the help of the Zevo-3. Ronson's actions are anything but chivalrous – he wants access to Dark Materia's unique powers over Zevo energy for his own nefarious purposes.
21 "Living the Dream" Trevor Wall TBA January 29, 2011 (2011-01-29)
Jason struggles with his grasp on a reality when he wakes up one morning in a world where the Zevo accident never happened, his parents are alive, and the Zevo-3 is just a comic book creation of his own imagination.
22 "Blood Feud" Trevor Wall David McDermott April 9, 2011 (2011-04-09)
While helping Florence with a blood drive, the Zevo-3 kids learn of a break-in where the blood bags were actually drained, and that someone-or something-is snatching people off the streets of New Eden in the middle of the night.
23 "Welcome to Paradise Bay" Trevor Wall David Skelly & Jennifer Skelly April 16, 2011 (2011-04-16)
The Zevo-3 spends their Spring Break at New Eden City's public beach and Dark Materia crashes in to eliminate them.
24 "Shutterbug" Trevor Wall David Skelly & Jennifer Skelly April 23, 2011 (2011-04-23)
An embarrassing picture reveals the true nature of Ronson's mutated form and also makes Jason and Ellie question whether their "relationship" is platonic or romantic.
25 "Mootant" Trevor Wall Danielle Mentzer April 30, 2011 (2011-04-30)
A mishap causes a mutant cow and Matt to swap bodies. It's up to Jason and Ellie to find an antidote or Matt will become a mutant cow forever.
26 "Mutation Termination" Trevor Wall Kevin Rubio May 7, 2011 (2011-05-07)
It's an all-out war between Ronson, Stankfoot, and Dark Materia, when the Zevo Compound is unleashed throughout New Eden City. Zevo-3 must find a way to stop them all and save their friends, families and homes.

Characters[edit]

  • Jason James/Z-Strap (voiced by Bryton James): A loner that loves to go free running over in Stankville. He met Ellie/Elastika and her brother Matt/Kewl Breeze when he almost ran them over at the chemical plant. He controls metal objects, and can turn his appendages into metal objects (spears, cages, blocks, etc.). After being Zevoed he began to hang out with the siblings and has become a friend and older sibling to them both from time to time. It might seem like Ellie and Matt annoy him, and sometimes they do, but deep down he cares; showing compassion is just hard for him since he's still bitter about his parents leaving him. He lives on a barge outside of New Eden City with his Grams. It is revealed that his greatest fear is being alone; however, he is able to overcome that. He also seems to harbor awkward, romantic feelings for Ellie; this was shown when they nearly kissed before Matt interrupted to inform them of Mayor Bronson's status as a mutant. He's an urban sports enthusiast, and is an excellent skate boarder and free runner. He's also an artist, something he seemed to get into when his parents were killed in action.
  • Matt Martin/Kewl Breeze (voiced by Dante Basco): Matt is the younger brother to Ellie/Elastika and looks up to Jason/Z-Strap like a role model and older brother. His powers involve manipulation of ice; and so far he's shown to be extremely powerful and skilled in their use. An example of his power level is shown when he instantly flash freezes a wall of ice taller and wider than the 50 ft tall robot brought to life by Jason's mutated blood. He's also nearly completely flash frozen Jason's barge, and has shown the ability to generate levels of cold close enough to liquid nitrogen that he can shatter metal. He was the one who accidentally released the Zevo Compound infecting him, Ellie and Jason. In the episode Welcome to Paradise Beach, it is revealed that his greatest fear is heat. Despite being the youngest of the group, Matt is easily the smartest, and shows super genius level intellect. So far he's invented a device that allowed Z-Strap to shrink himself to microscopic size due to his metal manipulation, an advanced communication system, a Heads Up Display for his shades, and more. Although many of his technological wonders seem to be trial and error, it's more his lack of resources than anything that hinder him.
  • Ellie Martin/Elastika (voiced by Kari Wahlgren): Ellie is a sporty busybody that always has something to do or somewhere to be. She seems to be involved in everything possible, and almost never has time for fun. Her hair has become incredibly strong and durable after her exposure to the Zevo Compound. Her hair can be spun around like a rotor blade and fly her through the air like a helicopter, compressed into a giant eardrum to enhance her hearing; her hair is even strong enough to toss a city bus and temporarily slow down a giant robot. Ellie is a talented gymnast. In the episode Welcome to Paradise Bay, it is revealed that her worst fear is failing. She is the older sister to Matt/Kewl Breeze and is good friends with Jason/Z-Strap. There seem to be hints of romantic feelings between Jason and Ellie, although they both deny them whenever anything about it is mentioned.
  • Grams (voiced by Sheryl Lee Ralph): She is Jason's grandmother and took care of him after his parents were sent out on their missions only to not return. She knows that Jason, Ellie, and Matt have super powers. She admits in the episode welcome to Paradise Beach that she has already faced all her greatest fears. In the episode Shutterbug, she says that she likes Ellie and Jason as a romantic couple. It is later revealed she knows more about Jason's parents and Operation Z than she is letting on.

Villains[edit]

  • Dr. Stankfoot (voiced by Mark Hamill): Dr. Stankfoot was originally named Stanley K. Foot, the heir to the legacy of Foot family who founded Footville. A scientist working on the Zevo Compound, he caused the accident changing many people to mutants and turning him to stone. When he was revived by the Zevo Compound decades later, he realized his city had been demolished by Ronson in favor of New Eden City and made it his goal to reclaim his birthright from Ronson. He has shown the ability to create new Lifeforms (Blacktop and Dark Materia) to mutating someone (Mutating Ronson's aide to an insect humanoid like mutant). During his battle with Ronson in the season finale, Stankfoot was hit with Anti-Zevo and is reduced to slime as a result.
    • Blacktop: A brainless but powerful shape shifting mutant intentionally from the slime from the bottom of Stankfoot's foot. Being Stankfoot's first creation, Black is devotedly loyal and server as his creator' enforcer. He is constantly destroyed by Zevo-3, but is always getting recreated by Stankfoot, who views him as a kind of son, from whatever remained of him.
  • Dark Materia (voiced by Beverly Ann Myers): Dark Materia is a mutant-like homunculus made by Stankfoot from a combination of Dark Matter and pure Zevo compound to keep him company. However, extremely prideful and arrogant, Dark Materia saw Stankfoot as nothing than incompetent fool and harbored a deep hatred for the mad scientist to the point of killing him when given the chance. As a result, she allied herself Ronson a few times in order to perfect her unexpected ability to manipulate all Zevo-affected mutants. However, in the events of "Mutation Termination", she is killed by Stankfoot.
  • Mayor Brett Ronson III (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson): Brett is the one who led the creation of New Eden City, the second of the two main antagonists in the series. Knowing Stankfoot, Ronson may have played a hand in the Zevo Compound. As mayor of New Eden City, he spends time with the community, campaigns of a new city, and hires his city enforcers to aid in his propaganda against all mutants and mutant-related incidents, including the Zevo-3 team. However, Ronson hides a variety of dark secrets that only his enforcers know about: One being that he is a mutant with a tumor-like creature emerging from his back that he treats as a separate entity despite being an aspect of himself. Another dark secret is his master plan is brainwashing people to share his views, his workers being among them. Though unaware of Stankfoot's return at first, Ronson later learns of it while attempting to capture Dark Materia for his agenda before she is killed off. During his own battle with Stankfoot in the season finale, Ronson was hit with Anti-Zevo and becomes a normal human again as he resumes his agenda with Stankfoot no longer a hindrance.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Sagacity Acumen (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson): The guru-like owner of the 6/10 convenience store in New Eden City. He and Grams have been friends for many years and acted as her eyes and ears in New Eden City. He also acts as an advice guru to Jason when he has a problem. He also owns a small piece of hardened Zevo Compound, which, once held, can give brief visions of the future.
  • Florence "Flo" Cara (voiced by Grey DeLisle): A brave-hearted paramedic in New Eden City, who occasionally helps out Zevo-3. She seems to know more about Zevo-3 than she appears to be letting on.
  • Cotilla (voiced by Grey DeLisle): Ellie's best friend and the local gossip. She is very boy-crazy and frequently calls cute boys "hotties". In the episode Welcome to Paradise Bay, it is revealed that her worst fear is having no boys around at all. She also seems to harbour schoolgirl feelings for Jason and his alter-ego, Z-Strap.
  • Angel (voiced by Pamela Adlon): Ellie's other best friend and a gloomy Goth girl. Not much is known about her, except that in the episode Welcome to Paradise Bay, it is revealed that her worst fear is wearing something colorful.
  • The Moloks: A group of mutants who were fused to parts of the Footville Subway by the Zevo Compound. They live underground and act quite primitively,
    • Bug (voiced by Benjamin Diskin): A green bug-like mutant who lives in Stankville and is the son of the leader of the Moloks. He is very skilled and a bit of a loner, he left the Moloks some time ago. But after being forced to help Z-Strap and Elastika, he returned to them. Now he is an ally to Zevo-3 and continues to have feelings for Ellie, as shown in episode Heart of Darkness.
    • Bobby (voiced by Benjamin Diskin): A small blue mutant with metallic limbs and helmet. He and Bug share a "Big-Brother/Little Brother" relationship and he seems to relate to Kewl Breeze. At first, all he could do was make the sound of a Subway stop signal, but thanks to Grams and Matt, he gained the ability to talk.
  • The Mengalsons: A family of strange-looking, but quite sentient mutants, who live in a rundown old motel in an old part of Footville. Brett Ronson III tried to tear down their motel, but thanks to Zevo-3, he failed.
    • George: The patriarch of the family, a green, slime mutant wearing a white shirt and blue pants.
    • Beatrice: George's wife, a tentacled, worm-like mutant with a pink dress and headband
    • Thomas and Thomas: George and Beatrice's twin sons, both of them round purple, ball-like mutants with short arms and long legs. They both appear to be very immature and goofy.
    • Granny: George's mother and grandmother to his kids, when the Zevo Compound mutated the family, she was fused into the floor and gives the appearance of a green shag rug with a face.
    • Caroline (voiced by Tara Strong): George and Beatrice's daughter and Thomas and Thomas' sister, roughly around Matt/Kewl Breeze's age it seems. Of all the Mengalsons, she is the most unusual. For one thing, she seems the most humanoid (not counting her tail, pointed ears and green coloring) and for another, like Zevo-3, the Zevo Compound gave her special powers. She is able to heal any injury (but not always completely). She is very polite and grateful for when Zevo-3 saved her home and family. Matt developed a crush on Caroline the moment he saw her and from what is seen in her appearances so far, the feeling appears to be mutual (In both her appearances, she gave him a kiss on the cheek).

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