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City of Swellview

Swellview as viewed from the sky.

Clean Swellview sign

Swellview Sign

Swellview is a fictional American city in which the show Henry Danger takes place. It is located not very far from Bordertown. Swellview was founded in 1896 and its heroes are Captain Man and Kid Danger. It is known that the heroes only save the people who live in Swellview (with small exceptions such as protecting New York City).

History

Swellview was established in the year 1896, the same year as its park. The Battle of Swellview was known to have taken place here. The city's first public bathroom opened in its park in 1898. They also have a designated railroad named Swellview Valley Railroad, a metal sign in giant white letters spelling the city's name, and a large lake, with a secret underground facility located beneath the depths of the lake, unknown to the city's residents except for its notorious criminals.

Swellview also has a mine shaft, which, can be implied, that hasn't been visited in years, shut down, or is inactive at the moment. A popular video store called Beta Maximus from the 1900s also operated in the city, until it closed down after years of service.

Locations

See also: List of locations in Swellview

Government

Swellview City Logo

Official logo of the City of Swellview.

Swellview Book of Laws and Ordinances

It is revealed in Christmas Danger that there are some ridiculous rules in Swellview:

  • It is illegal to wear two hats at once.
  • It is also illegal to eat ice cream on a cone.
  • It's illegal to take a picture of a rabbit without a permit.
  • It's illegal to serve food without wearing a hairnet.

Other controversial laws, physics, and rules

Although unrelated to the above, many of Captain Man's rogues gallery who have been arrested are often put back on the streets to commit further crimes in Swellview, for several reasons unknown. Corruption could possibly be a result.

Swellview has a confusing government unlike fellow U.S. states, counties, and municipalities, and some of the things they do are very out of the ordinary:

  • Swellview may be one of the most selfish cities in the United States. This is evident in Substitute Teacher when Captain Man and Kid Danger give up searching for Drill Finger, upon discovering he is dumping megatons of sugar into the waters of Nebraska.
    • This is further proven in Gas Or Fail after news anchor Trent Overunder confirms the gas leak cloud has shifted to nearby Bordertown and is no longer their problem, showing that Swellview's residents are heartless about the lives of people living outside their city.
  • Swellview's pavement apparently is not so fatal depending on how high you fall, as revealed in Birthday Girl Down when Debbie Putch fell 5 stories and survived but was badly injured.
  • Swellview's doctors are not very bright or smart, as seen in Let's Make a Steal, when it took two doctors to fix Jasper's broken nose.
  • Spoiling any detail (such as a movie plot) in the boundaries of Swellview can lead to a jail sentence or juvie, as revealed in Spoiler Alert.
  • Patients who undergo certain procedures in Swellview (such as laser eye surgery) are often not accompanied by another person, as seen in Elevator Kiss, when no one was supervising Bianca after her laser eye appointment.
  • Some licensed drivers, such as Schwoz Schwartz, are very careless of who they give the wheel to (Charlotte Bolton) regardless of their age, as seen in Captain Jerk.
  • The police helicopter should have called for backup to handle the fight up top the Swellview sign between Captain Man and Kid Danger, as seen in Henry and the Bad Girl, Part 1.
    • They should've also done the same thing to Veronika when she was vandalizing the sign and arrest Kid Danger for destroying their searchlight twice.
  • While Christmas Danger focused mostly on the Swellview Book of Laws & Ordinances, one small detail that was seen is the police not booking/processing a suspect properly (in this case, Ray Manchester (Captain Man)). In Swellview, no matter if a suspect wears a mask, they are sent to jail as is.
  • In Indestructible Henry, Part 1, Kid Danger (Henry Hart) was near a very dangerous explosive that was set to go off in seconds. After the explosion, Kid Danger survived but was covered in soot; bombs in Swellview may not be so fatal as we think.
    • This can be seen as rather ironic since in another situation involving a bomb, it was a life or death situation that could've taken Kid Danger's life (and possibly the indestructible Captain Man's).
  • In Grave Danger, people under 16 get driver's licenses from the Swellview DMV. The police show no concern towards this.
  • Some citizens are not very responsible for their children, such as in Danger & Thunder, when the Toddler rose from the sandbox in Swellview Park and could have potentially harmed the mothers' children (the mothers were texting on their cellphones while this was happening).
    • To follow up on that response, in Hour of Power, a teacher tells his group of young students to face their fear of the playground, and leaves them unattended, oblivious to the fact of what real harm could come in their way.
    • If that wasn't bad enough, people in Swellview are not very good at disciplining their children about watching violent fights in their presence. This is notable when Kid Danger and Drex are fighting at the park, with several children present.
  • Women in Swellview do not like being told to calm down or shushed, as seen in Scream Machine.
  • In Mouth Candy, the "He who holds it, stole it" phrase is taken seriously, albeit too seriously, in Swellview. Even when the store owner sees stolen chocolate eyeballs fall out of Mitch's pants, he lies that they came from home, hinting Swellview has a "truth or lie" problem.
  • Regardless of whether a citizen is 18 or under, they can still go to an adult jail in a police station. An example is Jasper Dunlop (who was 14 in Season 2) who at first is sent to juvie for seemingly entering the ladies bathroom, but then in Christmas Danger, is sent to a police jail for breaking the aforementioned rules in this episode. He was almost sentenced to 20 years for getting 3 strikes of breaking the law in Swellview Prison in Mouth Candy until Mitch Bilsky confessed in a recording that he framed Jasper for stealing candy.
  • Swellview Prison does not have a great security system, as a 5-year old girl apparently was able to get into the control room (thanks to her father bringing her there) and free Drex from his imprisonment, as seen in Hour of Power.
  • Bribes are common in Swellview, and many will "fall" for it, as seen in Dodging Danger.
  • A smart investigator would have stayed with the boy with missing teeth who was found unconscious near a pile of trash. This means the Swellview Police department may be corrupt, as seen in Double Date Danger.
  • This law can be seen as controversial, as it involves the accused (Noelle and Drill Finger) stealing teeth from children and giving it to the elderly for profit (a reference to Robin Hood), as seen in Double Date Danger.
    • Speaking of the elderly, citizens of Swellview are not respectful to them at times and even fight them when they choose to (Kid Danger is an example; of course, whether fighting them or not was a wise choice remains debatable, even if they're at fault).
  • Swellview's own KLVY news is seen showing a lack of willingness to deliver daily news to its residents, as seen in Space Invaders, Part 1. Even worse, it also fails to update current news properly, when Trent Overunder claims they have no further updates on the space station stowaway incident in space.
  • In Gas Or Fail, Swellview's education may be corrupt or it could be simply Sharona Shapen being cruel and committing an offense by trapping her class in the middle of a crisis (all for passing a test).
    • Also, in such a crisis where a gas mask is required, she should've provided gas masks for all her students (in aftermaths like this, she should've been fired).
  • In Stuck in Two Holes, some abandoned buildings in Swellview (such as a former Beta Maximus store) may take too long to be occupied/demolished or never at all. This could be for two reasons:
    • Swellview may be a struggling city (like Detroit, Michigan, which has a few buildings and homes that are abandoned, as well as in disrepair) which cannot afford the proper demolition funds.
    • Or, Swellview may just be an incompetent city that refuses to put another business in its place after one is gone.
  • Irritating a police officer is a felony in Swellview, as seen in Stuck in Two Holes.
  • In a typical hostage taking situation, the suspect (or in this case suspects) would immediately hold another victim hostage putting their life at risk should he/she approach the matter at hand. This should've been the case when Charlotte was obviously distracting Dr. Minyak from seeing Captain Man and Kid Danger enter the house and save the hostages, as seen in Balloons of Doom. Outside of Swellview, no suspect would be a fool to realize this ploy.
  • Part of the reason crime rates are high in Swellview is because of the obliviousness of its citizens to notice anything suspicious, as seen in Swellview's Got Talent, when Captain Man and Kid Danger dragged away Piper and Carl Marcus and hid them behind a curtain (Of course in this case, it was merely to help them) after knocking them out with their sprays.
    • The same can be said for the contestants, who should have realized that Steven Sharp's ferret is contagious since he said it brings them "good luck".
  • Stab wounds may not inflict as much damage on the injured as one would believe in Swellview, as seen in Swellview's Got Talent.
  • As seen in Sick & Wired, Schwoz installing cameras in Henry's bedroom for Ray to spy on him may be a reference concerning the mystery of how the U.S. government spies on its citizens, with Swellview being no exception.
  • While promoting and televising a fist fight on school grounds may be illegal in the United States, it is allowed in Swellview as seen in Brawl in the Hall.
  • As revealed in Danger Games, if a child is found and the parents are not identified within 48 hours of when the child went missing, the child is going to belong to the person who found him/her. This goes to show that missing persons in Swellview are as flawed as kidnapping cases.

Trivia

Geography

  • Because most shows of Dan Schneider takes place on the West Coast of the USA (San Diego for Drake & Josh, Seattle for iCarly and Los Angeles for Victorious and Sam & Cat), we can speculate Swellview to be on the West Coast too.
    • In an episode of Henry Danger: Motion Comics, it is shown that Las Vegas is close to Swellview, since Captain Man was able to drive there very quickly. This may hint Swellview is located in the state of Nevada or California.
    • In Sam and Cat they have soda from Club Soda which hints that Swellview is very close to the location of the Sam and Cat babysitting business in Venice, California.
  • The aerial view of Swellview shown in a couple of episodes is of Lockport, Illinois.[1].
  • It is most likely the DanWarp universe's version of Hollywood, because Swellview has its own sign, much like the Hollywood Sign.
    • However, it's mentioned in Secret Beef that Hollywood exists in the Henry Danger universe. If it's true, Henry Danger doesn't take place in the same universe as iCarly, Victorious, and Sam & Cat, because both Victorious and Sam & Cat take place in Hollywood, and iCarly takes place in the same universe as Sam & Cat (Sam & Cat is a crossover series between iCarly and Victorious).
    • However, with Goomer appearing in a special episode (and Frankini revealed to be Cat's crazy brother), this can be disputed.
  • In Grave Danger, it is revealed that the ZIP code of Swellview is 53692. This is not a real ZIP code in the United States; if it was, Swellview would be located in Wisconsin.
  • Swellview being located right next to Bordertown is like the close proximity of the city of Oakland to San Francisco, California, or Jersey City, New Jersey next to New York City, New York.

Notable people

Miscellaneous

  • Though structured like a typical American city, Swellview's laws are unique in that they differ from other county and state laws, as revealed in Christmas Danger.
  • The FBI exists in the Henry Danger universe, as Drex is revealed to be a federal prisoner who was captured by the bureau prior to the events of Hour of Power. It is unknown what jurisdiction they have in such a weird city like Swellview.
  • Tornadoes are common in Swellview, despite being located near the West Coast.

References

  1. http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/large-stone-church-in-small-town-setting-and-des-stock-video-footage/90036781

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