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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes (originally titled Lakewood Plaza Turbo) is an American animated television series created by Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Secret Mountain Fort Awesome's Ian Jones-Quartey. Ahead of its television premiere, the first six episodes of the series were released on June 13, 2017 on the CN app. It later made its television debut on August 1, 2017 in the United States.

The third and final season began on July 7, 2019. It was confirmed to be the series' last by Ian JQ on August 6, 2019, with the finale aired on September 6, 2019.

Summary

The series follows the titular character, K.O., and his efforts to become the world's greatest hero, while working at Gar's Bodega (run by the no-nonsense Mr. Gar), a hero supply shop in the Lakewood Plaza strip mall. Alongside him are his best friends and co-workers Radicles, an apathetic, selfish alien, and Enid, a levelheaded big sister-like employee, as well as other heroes who work and frequent the area.

Characters

Heroes

  • KO
  • Radicles (Rad)
  • Enid

Allies

  • Carol
  • Mr. Gar
  • Dendy
  • A Real Magic Skeleton
  • Brandon
  • Mr. Logic:Lord Boxman first robot.
  • Ms. Mummy
  • Beardo
  • Red Action
    • Drupe
    • Gregg
  • Bell Beefer
  • Mega Football Baby
  • Nick Army
  • Joff the Shaolin Monk
  • Punching Judy
  • Ted the Viking and Foxy
  • Neil
  • Shy Ninja
  • Rippy Roo
  • Laser Blast
  • Elodie
  • Colewort
  • Potato
  • Gladys
  • Gertie
  • Ginger
  • Joe Cuppa
  • Crinkly Wrinkly
  • Dynamite Watkins
  • Pird

Villains

  • Lord Boxman:the main antagonist of Series.
    • Ernestro
    • Darrell:was the new owner of Boxmore until Venemous by back
    • Shannon
    • Jetro
    • Raymond
    • Mikayla
    • Boxman Jr.
  • Professor Venemous
    • Fink
  • Shadow Figure
  • TKO
  • Vormulax
  • Miss Quantum/Bad Apple
  • Chameleton Sr.
    • Chameleton Jr.

Episodes

Pilot

Main article: Lakewood Plaza Turbo

Season 1

The first six episodes of the first season premiered on the CN app on June 13, 2017 ("Let's Be Heroes" through "You're Level 100!" and later made its television debut on August 1, 2017. The season concluded on April 6, 2018 with the half-hour special "You're in Control".

Season 2

The first eight episodes of the second season premiered on the CN app on May 4, 2018 ("Seasons Change" through "The So-Bad-ical") and made its television debut on May 5, 2018. The season concluded on the CN app on June 7, 2019 with the half-hour special "Dark Plaza". The season finale later made its television debut on June 30, 2019.

Season 3

The first six episodes of the final season premiered on the CN app on July 5, 2019 ("We Are Heroes" through "The KO Trap") and made its television debut on July 7, 2019. The series concluded on September 6, 2019 with the television debut of "Dendy's Video Channel" and the television premieres of "Let's Fight to the End" and "Thank You For Watching the Show", the latter of which serves as the series finale.

It is the shortest aired season of the series, just being one day shy of two months.

Crossovers

RPG World

On September 29, 2017, a crossover between OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes and Ian JQ's original webcomic RPG World titled "A Hero's Fate" aired. When a long-lost hero stumbles into Gar's, KO agrees to help him complete his years long quest.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

On October 9, 2017, a crossover between OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes and Captain Planet and the Planeteers titled "The Power is Yours!" aired. When Lord Boxman is trashing the Plaza with pollutants, K.O, Rad, and Enid recruit Captain Planet to help.

Mighty Magiswords

On August 23, 2018, the series finale of Mighty Magiswords, titled "Let's Team Up Because We Aren't Bad Friends" was released on the CN app. It featured a minor appearance of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes character, Radicles. Prohyas would later make an appearance in "Crossover Nexus".

Ghoul School

On October 1, 2018, a Halloween special of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes was released on the CN app, it features characters from Ghoul School as Enid's friends. The special is titled "Monster Party".

Crossover Nexus

On October 8, 2018, a special crossover episode featuring K.O. from OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, Garnet from Steven Universe, Raven from Teen Titans Go! and Ben from the 2016 Ben 10 reboot aired. The plot involved KO finding himself trapped inside an mysterious place, where he encounters other Cartoon Network Heroes and they band together to escape.

The special featured cameos of various other characters from many other Cartoon Network series, such as: I Am Weasel, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Chowder, Ed, Edd n Eddy, The Moxy Show, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Powerpuff Girls, The Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, Johnny Bravo, Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?, Codename: Kids Next Door, Sym-Bionic Titan, Sunday Pants and many more.

The special also included references to CN city, Noods, Yes! and many more old advertising/blocks that formerly aired on the network.

Sonic the Hedgehog

On August 4, 2019, a crossover between OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog titled "Let's Meet Sonic" aired. When world class hero Sonic the Hedgehog visits the plaza, he teams up with K.O. to save the day.

Thank You For Watching the Show

On September 6, 2019, Strike and Garnet, from "Crossover Nexus" make cameos in the series finale, it also features Captain Planet from "The Power is Yours!".

Characters from Class of 3000, The Secret Saturdays and Party Wagon also make appearances in the finale, likely making up for their absence in "Crossover Nexus".

Reception

The series got a 4/5 on Common Sense Media and a 8.2/10 on IMDb.

Trivia

  • Just Like Adventure Time, this show has been burnt-off in the network in Sundays until their series finales has aired and got put in a decent timeslot in a weekday.
    • Difference is, this show never had a marathon to conclude the show.
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