History WebOriginal / ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum

14th Jun '18 5:59:04 PM Jacob175
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* IDoNotOwn: Every mission starts off with a disclaimer reminding us Jay and Acacia made the PPC, who the owner of the original property of the fic is and who the fic belongs to, usually snipping that they can keep that last one.



** As of her second mission, [[Anime/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl Stephanie Podd]] the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]] seems to be developing a relationship with Cupid Carmine, an immortal angel from ''VideoGame/KidIcarus''. Now, consider that the lifespan of an average World One squid is seldom more than 2-3 years...

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** As of her second mission, [[Anime/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl [[Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl Stephanie Podd]] the [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken]] seems to be developing a relationship with Cupid Carmine, an immortal angel from ''VideoGame/KidIcarus''. Now, consider that the lifespan of an average World One squid is seldom more than 2-3 years...



* MundaneUtility: [[FlameWar Flames]] can burn indefinitely without fuel or air. They naturally find use as torches, space heaters, and to melt snow when caught in an avalanche on [[strike:Caradhras]] [[EpicFail Garadas]].

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* MundaneUtility: [[FlameWar Flames]] can burn indefinitely without fuel or air. They naturally find use as torches, space heaters, and to melt snow when caught in an avalanche on [[strike:Caradhras]] Caradhras...or as it was called that time, [[EpicFail Garadas]].



* ThePlague:The Macrovirus Emergency. ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Macrocosm]]'' taken UpToEleven.

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* ThePlague:The ThePlague: The Macrovirus Emergency. ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Macrocosm]]'' taken UpToEleven.



* StrictlyFormula: Agents enter bad fanfic, agents bitch about bad fanfic, agents exchange smart-aleck banter, agents kill Sue and/or exorcise victims in variety of interesting ways. That it's still working like a charm is a testament to how terrible most of the target material is.

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* StrictlyFormula: Agents get mission report/briefing, agents enter bad fanfic, agents bitch about bad fanfic, agents exchange smart-aleck banter, agents kill Sue and/or exorcise victims in variety of interesting ways.ways, agents go home and do post-mission wrap-up. That it's still working like a charm is a testament to how terrible most of the target material is. And they're good about mixing it up just enough so that it doesn't get entirely predictable.


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Or non-elf, non-alien, etc. Sues are always treated as though they are more like wild animals causing environmental contamination than a sentient being, so aside from charging them out of duty, the Agents have no guilt killing or even eating them.
12th Jun '18 12:48:13 PM Jacob175
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* CuddleBug: Valon Vance, though he's incredibly repressed about it. He doesn't want to be seen as creepy, after all.

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* CuddleBug: CuddleBug:
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Valon Vance, though he's incredibly repressed about it. He doesn't want to be seen as creepy, after all.



* EnemyCivilWar:The power struggle between the Venomous Tentacula and Forget-Me-Not for control over the [[BigBad League of Mary-Sue Factories]] after the Yarrow's death. [[spoiler:The Tentacula won.]]

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* EnemyCivilWar:The EnemyCivilWar: The power struggle between the Venomous Tentacula and Forget-Me-Not for control over the [[BigBad League of Mary-Sue Factories]] after the Yarrow's death. [[spoiler:The Tentacula won.]]



* EveryoneHasStandards: There are a number of rules enforced both upon the fictional agency and its fandom in order to keep them from devolving into the trolls, griefers, HateFic writers and neer-do-wells they sometimes get accused of being.
** The gathering of charges serves two purposes. One, it helps to explain in generally non-subjective terms what makes a story bad in the first place, instead of just saying it's bad and acting like everyone agrees. Second, it prevents agents from acting on a "shoot first, shoot some more and when everyone's dead, give a reason for it" attitude.
** Torture is outright prohibited on the job. Besides ethics, it's also pragmatic as it prevents any Sues from pulling something out to save their skins. Doesn't mean that agents won't enjoy watching Sues who get tortured as part of the story.
** Directly insulting the author of the work or killing a fictional representation of them is also a no-no. This ensures focusing on the story and prevents an invocation of NeverLiveItDown.
** Officially produced works always fall under their jurisdiction, regards of their popularity and perceived quality, meaning agents have to put it back the way it was and can't change it just because they don't like it.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: some agents get very creative with Sue deaths, but being distastefully vulgar or invoking the same things you are condemning are frowned upon.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: some Some agents get very creative with Sue deaths, but being distastefully vulgar or invoking the same things you are condemning are frowned upon.



* GallowsHumor

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* GallowsHumorGallowsHumor: You kinda need a dark sense of humor when your job is primarily killing things.



* HurtingHero - In ''spades''.

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* HurtingHero - HurtingHero: In ''spades''.''spades'', usually through the trauma of all the weird stuff they get put through.



** Suicide and Dio subjected a GIJoe Sue who erased military discipline to [[spoiler:the Reality Room, where the rigors of military life (intensified by her own attitude problem) reduced her to a glittery stain]].

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** Suicide and Dio subjected a GIJoe Franchise/GIJoe Sue who erased military discipline to [[spoiler:the Reality Room, where the rigors of military life (intensified by her own attitude problem) reduced her to a glittery stain]].



* KnifeNut:A significant number of agents.

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* KnifeNut:A KnifeNut: A significant number of agents.



** Some missions were on websites that folded and were not archived on the Wayback Machine. Now that Geocities has closed down, this applies to all PPC material posted to it and not uploaded to [[http://plotprotectors.tripod.com/ PPC: The Lost Tales]]. In the Original Series, "The Dark Elf" used to be a MissingEpisode until it was recently found on the Wayback Machine.

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** Some missions were on websites that folded and were not archived on the Wayback Machine. Now that Geocities has closed down, this applies to all PPC material posted to it and not uploaded to [[http://plotprotectors.tripod.com/ PPC: The Lost Tales]]. In the Original Series, "The Dark Elf" used to be a MissingEpisode until it was recently found on the Wayback Machine.
9th Jun '18 7:19:19 PM Jacob175
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* AnythingThatMoves: Agent Lux. [[{{Subversion}} Although]] she's also sworn off men since breaking up with Agent Sean. [[DoubleSubversion Except]] she's not too good at keeping a focus on that. [[ZigZaggingTrope And]] [[YouDoNotWantToKnow no one wants to know]] her stance on [[InterspeciesRomance nonhuman males]], [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction after her reaction to nonhuman females]]. [[ILoveTheDead Or what she does with the corpses she occasionally collects.]] Her [[EvenEvilHasStandards only actual no-no]] appears to be children, as she [[BerserkButton displayed actual anger for the first time ever]] during a poorly-handled scene of child sexual abuse.

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* AnythingThatMoves: Agent Lux. [[{{Subversion}} Although]] she's also sworn off men since breaking up with Agent Sean. [[DoubleSubversion Except]] she's not too good at keeping a focus on that. [[ZigZaggingTrope And]] [[YouDoNotWantToKnow no one wants to know]] her stance on [[InterspeciesRomance nonhuman males]], [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction after her reaction to nonhuman females]]. [[ILoveTheDead Or what she does with the corpses she occasionally collects.]] Her [[EvenEvilHasStandards [[EveryoneHasStandards only actual no-no]] appears to be children, as she [[BerserkButton displayed actual anger for the first time ever]] during a poorly-handled scene of child sexual abuse.



* [[strike:Ax]][[AxCrazy Flamethrower Crazy]]: Sometimes an Agent loses it. Often in spectacular manner.

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* [[strike:Ax]][[AxCrazy [[AxCrazy Flamethrower Crazy]]: Sometimes an Agent loses it. Often in spectacular manner.



* [[RingRingCRUNCH [BEEEEEEEEEEE-crunch]: ]] the consoles’ incessant beeping sometimes causes the agents to react… violently.

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* [[RingRingCRUNCH [BEEEEEEEEEEE-crunch]: ]] [BEEEEEEEEEEE-crunch]:]] the consoles’ incessant beeping sometimes causes the agents to react… violently.



* BillBillJunkBill: "Death ray . . . heat ray . . . death ray . . . freeze ray . . . manta ray? Here we are! Shrink ray!"

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* BillBillJunkBill: "Death ray . . . ray...heat ray . . . ray...death ray . . . ray...freeze ray . . . ray...manta ray? Here we are! Shrink ray!"



** DoNotTauntCthulhu: A particularly SadlyMythtaken one of the above was taken out when Agents Suicide and Ithalond [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome invoked the]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome actual]]'' [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Sekhmet the Destroyer]], who proceeded to vaporize the Sue.]] The Goddess of Destruction apparently does not appreciate having her name misspelled and her powers mixed up and given to a bitchy teenager.

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** DoNotTauntCthulhu: A particularly SadlyMythtaken one of the above was taken out when Agents Suicide and Ithalond [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[spoiler:[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome invoked the]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome actual]]'' [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Sekhmet the Destroyer]], who proceeded to vaporize the Sue.]] The Goddess of Destruction apparently does not appreciate having her name misspelled and her powers mixed up and given to a bitchy teenager.



* [[FacePalm Facepalm]]: Used quite often by most agents.

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* [[FacePalm Facepalm]]: FacePalm: Used quite often by most agents.



* ParodySue: [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Jaycacia_Thornbyrd Jaycacaia Thornbryd]], who had the misfortune of ending up the PPC cafeteria, resulting in her remaining lifespan being measurable in milliseconds.



* TheScottishTrope: both on the Posting Board and in the context of the missions, agents and writers avoid invoking the names of particularly horrifying badfics, either by censoring the name ("C*l*br**n") or just avoiding it ("[[FanFic/OfWarlordsAndPleasures That Series]]").

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* TheScottishTrope: both Both on the Posting Board and in the context of the missions, agents and writers avoid invoking the names of particularly horrifying badfics, either by censoring the name ("C*l*br**n") or just avoiding it ("[[FanFic/OfWarlordsAndPleasures That Series]]").



* [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Sues]]: {{Enforced|Trope}}; the Flowers purposefully create odd couples, then send them to fight Sues, disentangle bad crossovers, et cetera.

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* [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Sues]]: {{Enforced|Trope}}; the Flowers purposefully create odd couples, then send them to fight Sues, disentangle bad crossovers, et cetera. Jay even described herself and Acacia as such in the author's notes for their second story.
-->"One's a bloodthirsty killer. One's a flake with a Polaroid. They fight crime!"
7th Jun '18 2:51:41 PM Jacob175
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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: During the mission for ''FanFic/MyInnerLife'', Randa dopes up on Bleeprin and sticks the bottle down her shirt. Rina twice contemplates going after it before deciding to tough it out.
6th Jun '18 2:47:18 PM Jacob175
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* ComedicSociopathy: As demonstrated in one of the FAQs.

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* ComedicSociopathy: As demonstrated in one of the FAQs.[=FAQs=].



* {{Metafiction}}: missions are parodies (in a certain way) of bad fanficition.

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* {{Metafiction}}: missions Missions are parodies (in a certain way) of bad fanficition.



* RuleOfCool

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* RuleOfCoolRuleOfCool: Usually invoked by the Sues to prop themselves up, though the agents can sometimes do this as well.



** Other Creative Curses include “[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Reinforce Eins in a sweater!]]”, “[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Rein Zwei in a box!]]”, and "[[Film/HarryPotterandthePrisonerofAzkaban Son of a werechihuahua]]!"

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** Other Creative Curses include “[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Reinforce Eins in a sweater!]]”, “[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Rein Zwei in a box!]]”, and "[[Film/HarryPotterandthePrisonerofAzkaban "[[Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Son of a werechihuahua]]!"



* YouDoNOTWantToKnow

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* YouDoNOTWantToKnowYouDoNOTWantToKnow: An all-too-common response when Agents are asked about something particularly nasty they saw on a mission.
6th May '18 11:46:35 AM Malady
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** Iximaz's missions of ''The Girl Who Lived'' series, when condensed, are a total of [[UpToEleven 201 pages and 78,300 words long]]; for perspective, that's longer than the first ''HarryPotter'' book.

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** Iximaz's missions of ''The Girl Who Lived'' series, when condensed, are a total of [[UpToEleven 201 pages and 78,300 words long]]; for perspective, that's longer than the first ''HarryPotter'' ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book.
10th Dec '17 2:08:56 PM nombretomado
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* JustDesserts: Sues used to be fed to [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] himself, before the practice was banned due to their making him fat. Other creatures which have since been used to off them include [[http://plotprotectors.tripod.com/TOS/mission05.html the Balrog]] from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', [[http://starshadowhall.tripod.com/ppc/rc999/03hpdrop.html the Thread]] from ''DragonridersOfPern'', [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b0cfqX2-xrS4HM9x4khZPZkLdzKQfYUi6_xiKvyWKZo/pub Suu]] [[Anime/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl the slime]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones']] [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/12nFPwjpdFbfdkMyBi42BZW72uUii3wUbnRNGkIeeMak/edit?pli=1 Kraken]], a whole host of minis, and in [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p3dItexiiMWzujoLIw-77UMlqoYFwUG4BdYa_CHjIbs/edit?pli=1 at least one case,]] [[ToServeMan a nonhuman agent.]]

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* JustDesserts: Sues used to be fed to [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] himself, before the practice was banned due to their making him fat. Other creatures which have since been used to off them include [[http://plotprotectors.tripod.com/TOS/mission05.html the Balrog]] from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', [[http://starshadowhall.tripod.com/ppc/rc999/03hpdrop.html the Thread]] from ''DragonridersOfPern'', ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'', [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b0cfqX2-xrS4HM9x4khZPZkLdzKQfYUi6_xiKvyWKZo/pub Suu]] [[Anime/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl the slime]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones']] [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/12nFPwjpdFbfdkMyBi42BZW72uUii3wUbnRNGkIeeMak/edit?pli=1 Kraken]], a whole host of minis, and in [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p3dItexiiMWzujoLIw-77UMlqoYFwUG4BdYa_CHjIbs/edit?pli=1 at least one case,]] [[ToServeMan a nonhuman agent.]]
26th Oct '17 11:43:30 AM BeerBaron
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** Averted with [[TheElderScrolls Agent Za'kiir the Khajiit]], however.

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** Averted with [[TheElderScrolls [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Agent Za'kiir the Khajiit]], however.
14th Aug '17 7:14:21 PM WaterBlap
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* AndIMustScream: Within Suefics, the canon characters are apparently undergoing this. Either they're actively replaced and shoved in a PlotHole for the duration, where they may or may not be able to see what's going on, or they're [[DemonicPossession mind-controlled by the Sue]], [[MindRape forced to do what the Sue tells them to]], [[NightmareFuel and, at least some of the time, conscious of how horribly out-of-character they're being forced to become]].

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* AndIMustScream: Within Suefics, the canon characters are apparently undergoing this. Either they're actively replaced and shoved in a PlotHole for the duration, where they may or may not be able to see what's going on, or they're [[DemonicPossession mind-controlled by the Sue]], [[MindRape forced to do what the Sue tells them to]], [[NightmareFuel and, at least some of the time, conscious of how horribly out-of-character they're being forced to become]].become.
11th Aug '17 8:01:51 AM CosmicFerret
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** Played straight, however, with agents who are actual dinosaurs (such as [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Marsha the Triceratops]] and [[JurassicPark Velociripper the Deinonychus]]).

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** Played straight, however, with agents who are actual dinosaurs (such as [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Marsha the Triceratops]] and [[JurassicPark [[Franchise/JurassicPark Velociripper the Deinonychus]]).



* RaptorAttack: Averted from an anatomical standpoint with Velociripper, a sentient, fully feathered ''Deinonychus'' created from his homefic's author injecting the ''JurassicPark'' franchise into an already bungled MegaCrossover. Played completely straight with the raptors that show up in actual JP fics, though - especially the ones with [[{{Squick}} biologically incorrect genitalia.]]

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* RaptorAttack: Averted from an anatomical standpoint with Velociripper, a sentient, fully feathered ''Deinonychus'' created from his homefic's author injecting the ''JurassicPark'' ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' franchise into an already bungled MegaCrossover. Played completely straight with the raptors that show up in actual JP fics, though - especially the ones with [[{{Squick}} biologically incorrect genitalia.]]



* ToServeMan: Nonhuman agents who have a fondness for Suvian flesh might possibly fall under this trope, though it's acknowledged that Sues aren't human to begin with. Special mention goes to Velociripper, though, who comes from [[JurassicPark a continuum]] where predators seem to prefer humans more than bigger prey - and once ate a character replacement so completely that by the time he was done, only the ''[[StrippedToTheBone bones]]'' were left!

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* ToServeMan: Nonhuman agents who have a fondness for Suvian flesh might possibly fall under this trope, though it's acknowledged that Sues aren't human to begin with. Special mention goes to Velociripper, though, who comes from [[JurassicPark [[Franchise/JurassicPark a continuum]] where predators seem to prefer humans more than bigger prey - and once ate a character replacement so completely that by the time he was done, only the ''[[StrippedToTheBone bones]]'' were left!
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