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''Once upon a time, when Earth was still a beautiful place, an evil force came to turn all living things into Vegetarians.''

''Three students from suburban Massachusetts would step up against this catastrophe... to end Vegetarian Supremacy.''

An amateur film made by Mark Leung and his fellow Babson College students and [[http://www.collegesaga.com/ released on the Internet]] in 2006. The entire plot is a send-up of Japanese [=RPGs=] (such as ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''), complete with random battles, pop-up text and [[{{NPC}} extras walking back and forth along the same path]]. The original upload can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwLrgxtALWs&feature=plcp&context=C4f7787eVDvjVQa1PpcFNyP6shpqX0OASi9jHsEKiIlTPd-VkJVZQ= here]].

The series was recently re-released in HD (480p) on the same Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQTaG0Dlhc0 channel]].

Mark Leung now has his own independent game company, Uglysoft. Sure enough, his first project is a playable (planned to be episodic) ''Final Fantasy'' parody game titled ''VideoGame/MarkLeung'', which is also a spiritual successor to ''College Saga''.

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!!Tropes parodied:
* AffectionateParody
* AfroAsskicker: Mark Leung turns into one upon gaining "Black Power."
* AllInARow: The other party members jog behind Mark at fixed distances. One of them gets left behind in one shot, apparently due to pathfinding failure.
* ArgumentOfContradictions:
-->'''Diculous''': ...But vegetables are good for you.\\
'''Mark''': No it's not!\\
'''Diculous''': Yes it is!\\
'''Mark''': No it's not!\\
'''Diculous''': Yes it is!\\
'''Mark''': No it's not!\\
'''Diculous''': Yes it is!\\
'''Mark''': No it's not!\\
'''Diculous''' ''(shaking fist)'': [[{{Angrish}} !@#$%^&*]] ''(FightWoosh)''
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: "The harmonious coexistence of Good and Evil," or meat and vegetables.
* BananaPeel
* BigBad: Diculous
* BigNo: ''Four'' times.
** The first three happen in under 45 seconds.
* {{BFS}}
* BlackComedyRape: Summoning a Chocobo to molest Diculous.
* BrickJoke: The easter egg, [[spoiler:the TI-83 calculator]], and the stolen car.
* BrownNote: Singing is used to defeat the ''Chocolate Tree''.
* ButThouMust: Staying awake in class is not an option.
* {{Cutscene}}
* DarthVaderClone: Diculous wears a Darth Vader mask and wields a toy lightsaber. He even tries to pull off a LukeIAmYourFather.
* EasterEgg: A literal Easter egg is buried by the characters at one point. [[TheStinger At the very end]], [[spoiler:it cracks open on Easter to reveal Jesús back from the dead]]. WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic?
* EldritchLocation: The Cursed Structure. As long as it exists, mankind will continue to eat vegetables.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: "Science professor is weak against English!"
* EleventhHourSuperpower: When Mark is nearly defeated in the final battle, Wonka's Spirit appears to him and he gains "Black Power."
* EvilVegetarian: Diculous aims to kill off non-Vegetarian humanity. Fortunately, he's weak against meat.
* FetchQuest: Subverted.
* FightWoosh
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Diculous can be read as 'dickless'. No, it's not foreshadowing Dick Cheney below.]]
** [[spoiler:The 'someone poisoned my meat lover's pizza' moment near the beginning is most likely also foreshadowing to the reveal of the 'Vegetaria' disease later on, as the man collapses much like victims were.]]
* GlobalAirship: Flying to New York by private bird is easier than driving.
* {{God}}: Demands that Willy Wonka's death scene be hurried up.
-->'''Willy Wonka''': Oh, hey God! Nice meeting you.
* GoldfishPoopGang: Including a rifle-wielding Dick Cheney.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: The Frat Boy attacks using "Beer Bottle."
* GroinAttack: Real Diculous hits Jesús with "Nutcracker."
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Jesús. [[UnexplainedRecovery He Got Better]].]]
* HopelessBossFight: Leviathan, who sweeps the party with "Tidal Wave."
-->"Just kidding LOL. You can't kill a guardian force."
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Characters ride a Chocobo played by a man in a fur suit.
* HyperactiveSprite: Parodied, with actors constantly swaying up and down in fight scenes.
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: "A huge chair is blocking your way."
* ItemCrafting: Used to "synthesize" a Gold Ore and an Egg Bagel.
* ItemGet: Done with a StopTrick.
* KamehameHadoken: Used by [[spoiler:Real Diculous]].
* KleptomaniacHero: In his dorm room, the hero acquires the items "Roommate's Car Key", "Roommate's Passport" and "Roommate's Credit Card".
* LookBothWays: In one scene, Mark and Maria are standing in the middle of a road, and are struck by a passing car.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Used, and then inverted. [[spoiler:The man in the Chocolate Tree is actually Mark's father, and Real Diculous is in turn ''the'' son, or rather, ''daughter'', of Mark and Maria.]]
* LogicBomb: Confusing a TI-83 calculator-esque killer robot by inserting a Mac OS X CD.
* MeaningfulName: Jesús.
* MetalSlime: Dick Cheney seems to be one, as he always runs away/self destructs before the party can kill him.
* NPCRoadblock: "My legs are rooted to the ground."
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Real Diculous.]]
* ParodyCommercial: "Party Animal crackers for vegetarians of tomorrow! Available in most virtual countries."
* PreMortemOneLiner: Jesús, to the TI-83:
-->"Now I shall divide you... BY ZERO!"
* PuzzleBoss: The Chocolate Tree, which is undamaged by ordinary attacks but beaten by singing a song.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Diculous.]]
* ScreenShake
* SkywardScream: [[spoiler:JESUUUUUUUUUUUUUS!!!]]
* StandardPowerupPose: Parodied like many other tropes.
* StandardStatusEffects: Poison, Sleep, Charm.
** HilarityEnsues when [[spoiler:Real Diculous uses Charm on the heroes, only for it to just affect Jesus and not her parents.]]
--> '''Mark''':[[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather I'm your dad]], you slut!]]
* SummonMagic
* SuperMovePortraitAttack: Jesús's "Hallelujah," which doubles as a LastSupperSteal.
* ThrowAwayCountry: A scene shows people from various countries (complete with stereotypes) dropping dead, including such places as "WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}", [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI "Windurst",]] and [[Literature/HarryPotter "Hogwartz"]].
* ToiletHumor: Leviathan's 'holy water'.
* TraumaInn: Sleep in class to recover life and mana.
* TwentyBearAsses: Janitor Pedro says he needs 10 bricks, 5 lizard eggs, 15 tree branches, and 2 iron ores in order to move out of the party's way. [[SequenceBreaking Jesús kills him to hurry things up]].
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A ManOnFire runs through a dormitory lobby. Nobody bats an eye.
* VictoryPose
* WelcomeToCorneria: "Oh dear! I am late for class!"
* WhenTreesAttack: The Chocolate Tree attacks with "Branch" and "Cocoa Beans."
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to:

''Once upon a time, when Earth was still a beautiful place, an evil force came to turn all living things into Vegetarians.''

''Three students from suburban Massachusetts would step up against this catastrophe... to end Vegetarian Supremacy.''

An amateur film made by Mark Leung and his fellow Babson College students and [[http://www.collegesaga.com/ released on the Internet]] in 2006. The entire plot is a send-up of Japanese [=RPGs=] (such as ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''), complete with random battles, pop-up text and [[{{NPC}} extras walking back and forth along the same path]]. The original upload can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwLrgxtALWs&feature=plcp&context=C4f7787eVDvjVQa1PpcFNyP6shpqX0OASi9jHsEKiIlTPd-VkJVZQ= here]].

The series was recently re-released in HD (480p) on the same Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQTaG0Dlhc0 channel]].

Mark Leung now has his own independent game company, Uglysoft. Sure enough, his first project is a playable (planned to be episodic) ''Final Fantasy'' parody game titled ''VideoGame/MarkLeung'', which is also a spiritual successor to ''College Saga''.

----
!!Tropes parodied:
* AffectionateParody
* AfroAsskicker: Mark Leung turns into one upon gaining "Black Power."
* AllInARow: The other party members jog behind Mark at fixed distances. One of them gets left behind in one shot, apparently due to pathfinding failure.
* ArgumentOfContradictions:
-->'''Diculous''': ...But vegetables are good for you.\\
'''Mark''': No it's not!\\
'''Diculous''': Yes it is!\\
'''Mark''': No it's not!\\
'''Diculous''': Yes it is!\\
'''Mark''': No it's not!\\
'''Diculous''': Yes it is!\\
'''Mark''': No it's not!\\
'''Diculous''' ''(shaking fist)'': [[{{Angrish}} !@#$%^&*]] ''(FightWoosh)''
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: "The harmonious coexistence of Good and Evil," or meat and vegetables.
* BananaPeel
* BigBad: Diculous
* BigNo: ''Four'' times.
** The first three happen in under 45 seconds.
* {{BFS}}
* BlackComedyRape: Summoning a Chocobo to molest Diculous.
* BrickJoke: The easter egg, [[spoiler:the TI-83 calculator]], and the stolen car.
* BrownNote: Singing is used to defeat the ''Chocolate Tree''.
* ButThouMust: Staying awake in class is not an option.
* {{Cutscene}}
* DarthVaderClone: Diculous wears a Darth Vader mask and wields a toy lightsaber. He even tries to pull off a LukeIAmYourFather.
* EasterEgg: A literal Easter egg is buried by the characters at one point. [[TheStinger At the very end]], [[spoiler:it cracks open on Easter to reveal Jesús back from the dead]]. WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic?
* EldritchLocation: The Cursed Structure. As long as it exists, mankind will continue to eat vegetables.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: "Science professor is weak against English!"
* EleventhHourSuperpower: When Mark is nearly defeated in the final battle, Wonka's Spirit appears to him and he gains "Black Power."
* EvilVegetarian: Diculous aims to kill off non-Vegetarian humanity. Fortunately, he's weak against meat.
* FetchQuest: Subverted.
* FightWoosh
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Diculous can be read as 'dickless'. No, it's not foreshadowing Dick Cheney below.]]
** [[spoiler:The 'someone poisoned my meat lover's pizza' moment near the beginning is most likely also foreshadowing to the reveal of the 'Vegetaria' disease later on, as the man collapses much like victims were.]]
* GlobalAirship: Flying to New York by private bird is easier than driving.
* {{God}}: Demands that Willy Wonka's death scene be hurried up.
-->'''Willy Wonka''': Oh, hey God! Nice meeting you.
* GoldfishPoopGang: Including a rifle-wielding Dick Cheney.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: The Frat Boy attacks using "Beer Bottle."
* GroinAttack: Real Diculous hits Jesús with "Nutcracker."
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Jesús. [[UnexplainedRecovery He Got Better]].]]
* HopelessBossFight: Leviathan, who sweeps the party with "Tidal Wave."
-->"Just kidding LOL. You can't kill a guardian force."
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Characters ride a Chocobo played by a man in a fur suit.
* HyperactiveSprite: Parodied, with actors constantly swaying up and down in fight scenes.
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: "A huge chair is blocking your way."
* ItemCrafting: Used to "synthesize" a Gold Ore and an Egg Bagel.
* ItemGet: Done with a StopTrick.
* KamehameHadoken: Used by [[spoiler:Real Diculous]].
* KleptomaniacHero: In his dorm room, the hero acquires the items "Roommate's Car Key", "Roommate's Passport" and "Roommate's Credit Card".
* LookBothWays: In one scene, Mark and Maria are standing in the middle of a road, and are struck by a passing car.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Used, and then inverted. [[spoiler:The man in the Chocolate Tree is actually Mark's father, and Real Diculous is in turn ''the'' son, or rather, ''daughter'', of Mark and Maria.]]
* LogicBomb: Confusing a TI-83 calculator-esque killer robot by inserting a Mac OS X CD.
* MeaningfulName: Jesús.
* MetalSlime: Dick Cheney seems to be one, as he always runs away/self destructs before the party can kill him.
* NPCRoadblock: "My legs are rooted to the ground."
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Real Diculous.]]
* ParodyCommercial: "Party Animal crackers for vegetarians of tomorrow! Available in most virtual countries."
* PreMortemOneLiner: Jesús, to the TI-83:
-->"Now I shall divide you... BY ZERO!"
* PuzzleBoss: The Chocolate Tree, which is undamaged by ordinary attacks but beaten by singing a song.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Diculous.]]
* ScreenShake
* SkywardScream: [[spoiler:JESUUUUUUUUUUUUUS!!!]]
* StandardPowerupPose: Parodied like many other tropes.
* StandardStatusEffects: Poison, Sleep, Charm.
** HilarityEnsues when [[spoiler:Real Diculous uses Charm on the heroes, only for it to just affect Jesus and not her parents.]]
--> '''Mark''':[[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather I'm your dad]], you slut!]]
* SummonMagic
* SuperMovePortraitAttack: Jesús's "Hallelujah," which doubles as a LastSupperSteal.
* ThrowAwayCountry: A scene shows people from various countries (complete with stereotypes) dropping dead, including such places as "WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}", [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI "Windurst",]] and [[Literature/HarryPotter "Hogwartz"]].
* ToiletHumor: Leviathan's 'holy water'.
* TraumaInn: Sleep in class to recover life and mana.
* TwentyBearAsses: Janitor Pedro says he needs 10 bricks, 5 lizard eggs, 15 tree branches, and 2 iron ores in order to move out of the party's way. [[SequenceBreaking Jesús kills him to hurry things up]].
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A ManOnFire runs through a dormitory lobby. Nobody bats an eye.
* VictoryPose
* WelcomeToCorneria: "Oh dear! I am late for class!"
* WhenTreesAttack: The Chocolate Tree attacks with "Branch" and "Cocoa Beans."
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[[redirect:WebVideo/CollegeSaga]]
28th Jan '14 4:47:56 PM Prfnoff
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* DarthVaderClone: Diculous wears a Darth Vader mask and wields a toy lightsaber.

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* DarthVaderClone: Diculous wears a Darth Vader mask and wields a toy lightsaber. He even tries to pull off a LukeIAmYourFather.



* SuperMovePortraitAttack: "Hallelujah".

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* SuperMovePortraitAttack: "Hallelujah".Jesús's "Hallelujah," which doubles as a LastSupperSteal.
28th Jan '14 4:45:38 PM Prfnoff
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* AllInARow: The other party members jog behind Mark Leung at a fixed distance. One of them gets left behind in one shot, apparently due to pathfinding failure.

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* AllInARow: The other party members jog behind Mark Leung at a fixed distance.distances. One of them gets left behind in one shot, apparently due to pathfinding failure.
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* AllInARow

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* AllInARowAllInARow: The other party members jog behind Mark Leung at a fixed distance. One of them gets left behind in one shot, apparently due to pathfinding failure.
1st Jan '14 6:50:48 PM Prfnoff
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* GlobalAirship: Flying to New York is easier than driving.

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* GlobalAirship: Flying to New York by private bird is easier than driving.
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An amateur film made by Mark Leung and his fellow Babson College students and [[http://www.collegesaga.com/ released on the Internet]]. The entire plot is a send-up of Japanese [=RPGs=] (such as ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''), complete with random battles, pop-up text and [[{{NPC}} extras walking back and forth along the same path]]. The original upload can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwLrgxtALWs&feature=plcp&context=C4f7787eVDvjVQa1PpcFNyP6shpqX0OASi9jHsEKiIlTPd-VkJVZQ= here]].

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An amateur film made by Mark Leung and his fellow Babson College students and [[http://www.collegesaga.com/ released on the Internet]].Internet]] in 2006. The entire plot is a send-up of Japanese [=RPGs=] (such as ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''), complete with random battles, pop-up text and [[{{NPC}} extras walking back and forth along the same path]]. The original upload can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwLrgxtALWs&feature=plcp&context=C4f7787eVDvjVQa1PpcFNyP6shpqX0OASi9jHsEKiIlTPd-VkJVZQ= here]].
1st Jan '14 3:41:36 PM Prfnoff
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* HopelessBossFight: Leviathan.

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* HopelessBossFight: Leviathan.Leviathan, who sweeps the party with "Tidal Wave."
-->"Just kidding LOL. You can't kill a guardian force."
1st Jan '14 3:39:01 PM Prfnoff
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* ElementalRockPaperScissors: "Science professor is weak against English!" [[spoiler:And "Diculous is weak against meat!"]]

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* ElementalRockPaperScissors: "Science professor is weak against English!" [[spoiler:And "Diculous is weak against meat!"]]English!"



* EvilVegetarian: Diculous aims to kill off non-Vegetarian humanity.

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* EvilVegetarian: Diculous aims to kill off non-Vegetarian humanity. Fortunately, he's weak against meat.
1st Jan '14 3:37:22 PM Prfnoff
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* GroinAttack: Real Diculous puts Jésus down with "Nutcracker."

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* GroinAttack: Real Diculous puts Jésus down hits Jesús with "Nutcracker."


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* PreMortemOneLiner: Jesús, to the TI-83:
-->"Now I shall divide you... BY ZERO!"
1st Jan '14 2:26:27 PM Prfnoff
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* AfroAsskicker: Mark Leung turns into one upon gaining "Black Power."



* ArgumentOfContradictions‎:

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* ArgumentOfContradictions‎:ArgumentOfContradictions:
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