History VideoGame / EpicMickey

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!!!This game provides examples of:

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!!!This game !!Disney's ''Epic Mickey'' provides examples of:



* AntiHero: If you play towards the dark side of the KarmaMeter, Mickey can turn into one of these and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit .
* AntiVillain: MICKEY MOUSE creates the blot accident,he never feel fault until the end and the viewers for having forgotten oswald.

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* AntiHero: If you play towards the dark side of the KarmaMeter, Mickey can turn into one of these and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit .
* AntiVillain: MICKEY MOUSE creates the blot accident,he never feel fault until the end and the viewers for having forgotten oswald.
Rabbit.
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* LostForever: ''Every single action stage''. According to [[http://www.totalvideogames.com/Disney-Epic-Mickey/preview-15659.html this article]], once you clear an action stage, you can't go back. Oh, and the game autosaves after important decisions. According to the dev team, this is so that players can't go back on their choices. Fortunately, there's a NewGamePlus option that allows you to go back to old levels.
* TheLostWoods: Fort Wasteland in the sequel.

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* LostForever: ''Every single action stage''. According to [[http://www.totalvideogames.com/Disney-Epic-Mickey/preview-15659.html this article]], once Once you clear an action stage, you can't go back. Oh, and the game autosaves after important decisions. According to the dev team, this is so that players can't go back on their choices. Fortunately, there's a NewGamePlus option that allows you to go back to old levels.
* TheLostWoods: Fort Wasteland in the sequel.
levels.



* MagicMirror: Mickey passes through one in the opening sequence.

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* MagicMirror: Mickey passes through one the mirror in his house in the opening sequence.sequence to reach Yen Sid's tower.



* Mook: Blotlings and Beetleworx

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* Mook: Blotlings ([[BlobMonster Blob Monsters]] split off from the giant Shadow Blot) and BeetleworxBeetleworx (robotic minions serving the Mad Doctor) serve as Mickey's most basic obstacles throughout ''Epic Mickey''.



* OnlySixFaces / YouAllLookFamiliar: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]! Mickey [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the similar appearances of many characters on his first walk through [[HubLevel Mean Street]]. [[DeadpanSnarker Gus]] describes them as "rough drafts", "extras", and concepts of characters "left and forgotten on the drawing board".



** Also the Slobbers (if you painted them friendly and somehow enough [[BlackMagic thinner]] got on them to turn evil again). They have [[color:red:red]] eyes only when they aren't under Mickey's influence.

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** Also the Slobbers (if you painted them friendly and somehow enough [[BlackMagic thinner]] got on them to turn evil again). They have [[color:red:red]] red eyes only when they aren't under Mickey's influence.



* SceneryPorn and SceneryGorn: The Wasteland is [[http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/786198/warren-spector-game-project-/images/e3-2010-disney-epic-mickey-screens-20100615020110644.html beautiful in its own way.]]
* SequelHook: After the ending credits, [[spoiler:Mickey is sealed away from the Wasteland... but his finger starts dripping ink, which means that some of the [[EldritchAbomination Shadow Blot's]] ink is still in him.]] [[spoiler:Could Mickey potentially become the next Blot?]]

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* SceneryPorn and SceneryGorn: The Wasteland is [[http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/786198/warren-spector-game-project-/images/e3-2010-disney-epic-mickey-screens-20100615020110644.html beautiful in its own way.]]
* SequelHook: After the ending credits, [[spoiler:Mickey is sealed away from the Wasteland... but his finger starts dripping ink, which means that some of the [[EldritchAbomination Shadow Blot's]] Blot's ink is still in him.]] him]]. [[spoiler:Could Mickey potentially become the next Blot?]]



* [[ShieldedCoreBoss Shielded Core Mooks]]: All Beetleworx have a layer of Paint armor that the player must dissolve via Thinner before they can inflict a damaging blow; the Beetleworx regenerate their armor after each hit.
* ShoutOut / ReferenceOverdosed: [[ShoutOut/EpicMickey Has its own page, again.]]

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* [[ShieldedCoreBoss Shielded Core Mooks]]: ShieldedCoreBoss: All Beetleworx have a layer of Paint armor that the player must dissolve via Thinner before they can inflict a damaging blow; the Beetleworx regenerate their armor after each hit.
* ShoutOut / ReferenceOverdosed: ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/EpicMickey Has its own page, again.]]



* ShowsDamage: All enemies (including bosses) gradually turn [[color:blue:blue]] or [[color:green:green]] when struck by Paint or [[BlackMagic Thinner]]. Beetleworx in particular must have their armor dissolved away to reveal their weak points.

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* ShowsDamage: All enemies (including bosses) gradually turn [[color:blue:blue]] blue or [[color:green:green]] green when struck by Paint or [[BlackMagic Thinner]]. Beetleworx in particular must have their armor dissolved away to reveal their weak points.



* SteamPunk: Not ''quite'' as heavily present as the concept art led many to believe, but elements of the style are still there - most notably in the Clock Cleaners level and the animatronic designs for [[Disney/DonaldDuck Donald]], Daisy, and Disney/{{Goofy}}.

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* SteamPunk: SteamPunk:
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Not ''quite'' as heavily present as the concept art led many to believe, but elements of the style are still there - most notably in the Clock Cleaners level and the animatronic designs for [[Disney/DonaldDuck Donald]], Daisy, and Disney/{{Goofy}}.



* StormingTheCastle: For the Endgame, of course.

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* StormingTheCastle: For the Endgame, of course. [[spoiler:The only way to defeat the Shadow Blot is to activate the Dark Beauty's Castles supply of fireworks, so Mickey has to rush up the castle's three towers to arm them as the Blot tears the Castle apart.]]



* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Mickey Mouse in the opening sequence.

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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: The Mad Doctor ties Mickey Mouse to an operating table in the opening sequence.



** The [[strike:Phantom]] [[EldritchAbomination Shadow Blot]], according to Warren Spector, who says he was a lame villain, and they decided to make him a bit more powerful.

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** The [[strike:Phantom]] [[EldritchAbomination Shadow Blot]], according to Warren Spector, who says he was a lame villain, and they decided to make him a bit more powerful. By "a bit," he meant that he turned a thief into a gigantic ink demon.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The commercials for the game spoil [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination the Shadow Blot]]'s defeat by [[MacrossMissileMassacre fireworks]].]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The commercials for the game spoil [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination the [[spoiler:the Shadow Blot]]'s Blot's defeat by [[MacrossMissileMassacre fireworks]].fireworks.]]



* TronLines: Covering [[CrapsackWorld Wasteland's]] version of {{Tomorrowland}}, Tomorrow City.

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* TronLines: Covering Electric gridlines cover [[CrapsackWorld Wasteland's]] version of {{Tomorrowland}}, Tomorrow City.



** Almost any enemy in the game can be turned into an ally with paint, even the demonic Shadow Blot that kidnaps Mickey in the game's opening.



* VoiceGrunting:
** Yen Sid is the only one who gives any audio narration; everyone else simply grunts, with the actual dialogue in subtitles.
** Averted in the sequel. It's been confirmed that everyone will have voiced dialogue.

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* VoiceGrunting:
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VoiceGrunting: Yen Sid is the only one who gives any audio narration; everyone else simply grunts, with the actual dialogue in subtitles.
** Averted in the sequel. It's been confirmed that everyone will have voiced dialogue.
subtitles.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The setting is an InUniverse example, with some characters lamenting things turned out differently. Oswald is especially like this.
** IRL, many gamers who followed the development of the game from the beginning, feel that the final product was significantly lacking in the kind of surreal, eldritch horror that much of the concept art was promising. One wonders what game we might have gotten if the developers had simply seen how much they could get away with...

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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WhatCouldHaveBeen: The setting is an InUniverse example, with some characters lamenting things turned out differently. Oswald is especially like this.
** IRL, many gamers who followed the development of the game from the beginning, feel that the final product was significantly lacking in the kind of surreal, eldritch horror that much of the concept art was promising. One wonders what game we might have gotten if the developers had simply seen how much they could get away with...
this.



* WindowLove: [[spoiler:Mickey and Oswald in the mirror at the end of the game]].
* WombLevel: [[spoiler:The final level takes place ''inside'' the [[EldritchAbomination Shadow Blot]]]].

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* WindowLove: [[spoiler:Mickey and Oswald in the mirror at the end of the game]].
game, showing they've become as close as brothers]].
* WombLevel: [[spoiler:The final level takes place ''inside'' the [[EldritchAbomination Shadow Blot]]]].hadow Blot, right next to the giant heart it stole from Mickey]].



* WorldWreckingWave: The [[BlackMagic Thinner]] Disaster.

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* WorldWreckingWave: The [[BlackMagic Thinner]] Disaster.Disaster, where a bottle of Thinner fell on Yen Sid's Painted land for forgotten characters. The degradation of the world led to it getting a new name, the Wasteland.


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* YouAllLookFamiliar: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]! Mickey [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the similar appearances of many characters on his first walk through [[HubLevel Mean Street]]. [[DeadpanSnarker Gus]] describes them as "rough drafts", "extras", and concepts of characters "left and forgotten on the drawing board".
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* {{Jerkass}}: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Scrapper Mickey.]]

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Scrapper Mickey.]]



* LethalLavaLand: The Demon Caverns part of Rainbow Caverns in "Power of Two".
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Ortensia]]'s fate, as well as [[spoiler:Clock Tower]]'s if you [[BlackMagic Thinner]] it.

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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[[spoiler:Ortensia]]'s fate, as well as [[spoiler:Clock Tower]]'s if initial fate is to be trapped in stone after having all the Paint thinned out of her.
** If
you [[BlackMagic Thinner]] it.the Clock Tower, it's arms and face will fall into the pool below, leaving it alive and awake with no control over its body.



* ArtAttacker: Mickey uses a brush and paint thinner to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.

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* ArtAttacker: Mickey uses a brush brush, magical paint and paint thinner to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. He can use the brush itself to physically attack, or use it to create or erase animated objects.



** [[spoiler:Instead of deciding whether or not to get the treasure or save the gremlin, it is actually possible to save ''both'', by attacking an enemy just next to the treasure, quickly grabbing the treasure, and then hurrying to rescue the gremlin.]]
** [[spoiler:The most developed example in the game is the Animatronic Captain Hook's boss battle. There are supposed to be three ways of defeating him: either manipulate his trajectory to make him fall in the Thinner Sea and right into the Crocodile's jaw; or make him hit against a wall numerous times, until he falls to pieces; or ignore Hook, climb the High Mast, and rescue Tinker Bell to call for Pete Pan (the ''Epic Mickey'' version of Peter Pan), who will proceed to defeat Hook for you. However, you can defeat Hook yourself either way, and ''then'' still save Tinker Bell and call for Pete Pan, who however probably won't have anything to do. You can, also, defeat Hook one way or another, then go wander around a treasure chest located somewhere else on the boat; when your return to the main deck, Hook will be back, and you can then rescue Tinker Bell and call for Pete Pan who will come and fight Hook again.]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Both Oswald and Mickey.]]

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** [[spoiler:Instead Instead of deciding whether or not to get the treasure or save the gremlin, it is actually possible to save ''both'', by attacking an enemy just next to the treasure, quickly grabbing the treasure, and then hurrying to rescue the gremlin.]]
gremlin.
** [[spoiler:The The most developed example in the game is the Animatronic Captain Hook's boss battle. There are supposed to be three ways of defeating him: either manipulate his trajectory to make him fall in the Thinner Sea and right into the Crocodile's jaw; or make him hit against a wall numerous times, until he falls to pieces; or ignore Hook, climb the High Mast, and rescue Tinker Bell to call for Pete Pan (the ''Epic Mickey'' version of Peter Pan), who will proceed to defeat Hook for you. However, you can defeat Hook yourself either way, and ''then'' still save Tinker Bell and call for Pete Pan, who however probably won't have anything to do. You can, also, defeat Hook one way or another, then go wander around a treasure chest located somewhere else on the boat; when your return to the main deck, Hook will be back, and you can then rescue Tinker Bell and call for Pete Pan who will come and fight Hook again.]]
again.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Both TheAtoner:
** Mickey is ashamed after he played a hand in creating the Blot which ravaged the Wasteland. Now that he's been forced to return, Mickey's forced to face the Blot and undo his past mistakes.
**
Oswald blames himself for letting the Shadow Blot ruin his kingdom and Mickey.]]agrees to help Mickey mainly to help come to terms with Ortensia's fate.



** Mickey, obviously, and probably Oswald too.
** The Bunny Kids; they're adorable and eat blotlings. [[FridgeHorror Wait, what?]]

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** Mickey, obviously, since his cartoon design doesn't stop him from fighting robots, pirates, and probably monsters.
**
Oswald too.
is as cute as a cartoon rabbit can be, but he can still defeat giant Blotlings with lone kicks.
** The Bunny Kids; they're adorable little bunnies and eat blotlings. [[FridgeHorror Wait, what?]]



* BlackMagic: The thinner. You actually need it on occasion, but if you're doing a "good" playthrough, you won't be using it a lot.
%%* BlobMonster: The Shadow Blot.

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* BlackMagic: The thinner.thinner, which destroys the Paint that animates and gives life to Disney's world. You actually need it on occasion, but if you're doing a "good" playthrough, you won't be using it a lot.
%%* * BlobMonster: The Shadow Blot.Blot is a monster created when Mickey mixed magical paint and paint thinner together, creating an inky creature larger than a castle that reduced a fantastical land to what is now called the Wasteland. Pieces of the Shadow Blot can also separate from it and become sentient monsters called Blotlings.



** In the final game, Mickey absorbed some of the Blot when dragged into the Wasteland, resulting in him appearing to ooze drops of ink. If you favor using [[BlackMagic thinner]], lots of ink will float off of him as a result.



** In the final game, Mickey absorbed some of the Blot when dragged into the Wasteland, resulting in him appearing to ooze drops of ink. If you favor using [[BlackMagic thinner]], lots of ink will float off of him as a result.
* BrainInAJar: [[spoiler:Animatronic [[DonaldDuck Donald,]] Daisy, and {{Goofy}}]].

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** In the final game, Mickey absorbed some of the Blot when dragged into the Wasteland, resulting in him appearing to ooze drops of ink. If you favor using [[BlackMagic thinner]], lots of ink will float off of him as a result.
* BrainInAJar: [[spoiler:Animatronic Animatronic [[DonaldDuck Donald,]] Daisy, and {{Goofy}}]].{{Goofy}} all have glass domes showing off their mechanical brains.



* CameraScrew: One of the most common complaints so far.

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* CameraScrew: One A common complaint is that the camera will often swing out of the most common complaints so far.player's control, even in areas where platforming is necessary.



* ChainsawGood: WesternAnimation/TheMadDoctor's machine in the opening.
* ChairReveal: Oswald does this in a cutscene.

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* ChainsawGood: WesternAnimation/TheMadDoctor's machine in the opening.
opening, among other instruments of totrture, almost cuts Mickey . in half with a chainsaw
* ChairReveal: When Mickey gets to the castle at the top of Mickeyjunk Mountain, he comes across a giant chair, only for it to turn around and reveal a small rabbit sitting inside arms crossed: Oswald does this in a cutscene.the Lucky Rabbit, Mickey's predecessor.



* ClockworkCreature: The Beetleworx enemies are robots constructed from random parts that have the faces of various Creator/{{Disney}} characters painted on them. Defeating them requires erasing the painted parts.
%%** The Small World Clocktower Boss as well.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The [[color:blue:blue]] fluid is paint, and the [[color:green:green]] fluid is thinner.
* ComicBookLimbo: This is essentially the setting.

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* ClockworkCreature: ClockworkCreature:
**
The Beetleworx enemies are robots constructed from random parts that have the faces of various Creator/{{Disney}} characters painted on them. Defeating them requires erasing the painted parts.
%%** ** The first boss in the game is a giant clocktower from the "It's A Small World Clocktower Boss World" attraction. While normally smiling and colorful, the AntiMagic Thinner surrounding it has washed away everything bright about, exposing its inner mechanisms and piping as well.
it attacks anyone it can as it malfunctions.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The [[color:blue:blue]] blue fluid is paint, and the [[color:green:green]] green fluid (resembling acid) is thinner.
* ComicBookLimbo: This is essentially the setting.Wasteland, a place where every forgotten and underused Disney character can live out their "retirement." Unfortunately, Mickey accidentally released a monster into it that turned what was essentially magical recreation of Disney Land into a dark, dreary shadow of its former self.



* CoveredInKisses: [[spoiler:Oswald in the ending.]]
* CrapsackWorld:
** [[NiceJobBreakingItHero And it's Mickey's fault.]] However, the game's plot is about saving it. So it's more of AWorldHalfFull.
** Mickey can use thinner to make it ''[[VideoGameCrueltyPotential worse]]''.

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* CoveredInKisses: [[spoiler:Oswald in the ending.ending after reuniting with a restored Ortensia.]]
* CrapsackWorld:
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CrapsackWorld: The Wasteland is a sick version of Disney Land where shadow monsters and killer robots roam free while rivers of acidic Thinner wipe away the color and life remaining in the world. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero And it's Mickey's fault.]] However, the game's plot is about saving it. So it's more of AWorldHalfFull.
** Mickey can use thinner his own Thinner to make it ''[[VideoGameCrueltyPotential worse]]''.



* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Ortensia]]. [[spoiler:Subverted (not in a good way) in that she had a FateWorseThanDeath, but all the same, she gets better.]]



* DownInTheDumps: Mickeyjunk Mountain.

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* DownInTheDumps: Mickeyjunk Mountain.Mountain is a giant pile of old Mickey Mouse merchandise. Ironically, it's home to Oswald, the person who appreciates Mickey's fame the least.



* ExpositionFairy: Gus Gremlin, from an unmade feature, occasionally offers some advice on how to proceed.

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* ExpositionFairy: Gus Gremlin, Gremli, from an unmade feature, occasionally offers some advice on how to proceed.



* [[FollowTheWhiteRabbit Follow The Lucky Rabbit]]:
** A good part of the opening act is Mickey pursuing Oswald.

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* [[FollowTheWhiteRabbit Follow The Lucky Rabbit]]:
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FollowTheWhiteRabbit: A good part of the opening act is Mickey pursuing Oswald.Oswald through the Dark Beauty Castle after Oswald helps Mickey escape the Mad Doctor.



** Ventureland/[[Franchise/PiratesoftheCaribbean Pirates of the Wasteland]].

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** Ventureland/[[Franchise/PiratesoftheCaribbean Pirates of the Wasteland]].Wasteland]] feature a series of islands (in a sea of acidic Thinner, mind you) controlled by roboticized versions of Captain Hook and his crew.



* GiantHandsOfDoom: The Small World clock boss.
* GoodIsNotNice: Mickey, depending on how you play.
* TheGoomba: Spatter Blotlings.

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* GiantHandsOfDoom: The Small World clock boss.
boss has giant robotic hands to crush Mickey with. Incidentally, they also serve as its weak points.
* GoodIsNotNice: Mickey, depending on how you play.
play, can rudely ignore the requests of Wasteland's civilians and actively ruin their lives by Thinning away their homes and friends.
* TheGoomba: Spatter Blotlings.Blotlings can only attack by running up to Mickey and smacking him with their arms and require no special method to defeat besides spattering them with Paint/Thinner.



* HauntedHouse: Lonesome Manor.

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* HauntedHouse: The Lonesome Manor.Manor is based off Disney's "Haunted Mansion" attraction and comes fully equipped with a friendly cast of ghosts that you can choose to help along your journey through their. It also contains a sentient piano, flying books, and a painting of [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Chernabog]].



** [[spoiler:Mickey gives up his heart to rescue Oswald and [[DeadpanSnarker Gus]] from [[EldritchAbomination the Blot]] towards the end of the game.]]

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** [[spoiler:Mickey gives up his heart to rescue Oswald and [[DeadpanSnarker Gus]] Gus from [[EldritchAbomination the Blot]] gigantic Shadow Blot towards the end of the game.]]



* HiveMind: The Blotings function just like [[spoiler:the Flood and the Necromorphs do, with one leading mind, in this case Shadow Blot, controlling the other, smaller creatures]].

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* HiveMind: The Blotings function just like [[spoiler:the the Flood and the Necromorphs do, with one leading mind, in this case Shadow Blot, controlling the other, smaller creatures]].creatures.
13th Nov '16 10:38:19 AM DustSnitch
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Added DiffLines:

* PersonOfMassConstruction: Mickey Mouse, thanks to his magical paintbrush, can instantly make giant structures appear mid-air. He can't choose where the structures go, but if he slaps Paint in the appropriate place, he can create giant buildings, advanced machinery and the greatest construction of all, [[ThePowerOfFriendship love]].
10th Oct '16 9:01:24 PM erforce
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** Ventureland/[[PiratesoftheCaribbean Pirates of the Wasteland]].

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** Ventureland/[[PiratesoftheCaribbean Ventureland/[[Franchise/PiratesoftheCaribbean Pirates of the Wasteland]].
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* NostalgiaLevel: The 2D side-scrolling "travel zones," which take their inspiration from ClassicDisneyShorts, including:

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* NostalgiaLevel: The 2D side-scrolling "travel zones," which take their inspiration from ClassicDisneyShorts, WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts, including:
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* AntiVillain: MICKEY MOUSE creates the blot accident,he never feel fault until the end.

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* AntiVillain: MICKEY MOUSE creates the blot accident,he never feel fault until the end.end and the viewers for having forgotten oswald.
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* AntiHero: If you play towards the dark side of the KarmaMeter, Mickey can turn into one of these.
* AntiVillain: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit toward the start of the game, up until you manage to meet him in Mickeyjunk Mountain; he actively sets obstacles in Mickey's way in order to get rid of him, but his reasons for this are sympathetic and understandable. And he secretly still could be considered an AntiVillain after this until way later. (See YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.) A ''definite'' Type II.

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* AntiHero: If you play towards the dark side of the KarmaMeter, Mickey can turn into one of these.
* AntiVillain:
these and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit toward Rabbit .
* AntiVillain: MICKEY MOUSE creates
the start of the game, up blot accident,he never feel fault until you manage to meet him in Mickeyjunk Mountain; he actively sets obstacles in Mickey's way in order to get rid of him, but his reasons for this are sympathetic and understandable. And he secretly still could be considered an AntiVillain after this until way later. (See YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.) A ''definite'' Type II.the end.
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