History YMMV / HappyTreeFriends

20th May '18 11:00:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** When it comes to shipping, if you want to ignite a fandom FlameWar, try saying that you hate one or more popular shippings (including the ones already featured in the show). While there are some fans that side with you, a shouting match can still occur between either side.
** Saying that you support The Ants instead of Sniffles can garner yourself an InternetBackdraft. Doubly so if you're a Sniffles hater.
** For fan character makers out there, it's not really recommended to create a fan character who is either related to Flippy, romantically-involved with Flippy or just plain copy-pasting his personality. Fans don't sit well with this, since they're already tired of this character trait.
*** Speaking of fan characters, over-designing them (either appearance-wise, character concept-wise or both) is usually not recommended as fans nowadays don't sit well with this idea as well.



** Don't compare the show with ''Retarded Animal Babies''. Just don't.
** Here's one way to make the fanbase violently explode: Mentioning that you like ''[[SerialNumbersFiledOff London Mobile Buddies]]'' and HTF is more inferior. LMB has its own explanation in the Web Original section of TheyCopiedItSoItSucks, so it deserves no further elaboration.
** On the other side of the fandom, they ''really'' don't like it if you strictly stick to the canon rules of the show. They usually label you as a "Fandom Nazi" and tell you that you won't be creative at all if you abide to the canon only, making this one of the only StopHavingFunGuys accusations in a non-video game fandom.
6th May '18 12:55:12 PM MBG159
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Splendid, particularly in ''Gems the Breaks'', where he intentionally kills the Mole and dries up a lake while pursuing Lifty and Shifty, who caused relatively less harm. Another example being "Breaking Wind", where he chooses the pages of his book over others' lives, and then throws away the last page after destroying the planet to get them.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Splendid, particularly in ''Gems the Breaks'', where he intentionally kills the Mole and dries up a lake while pursuing Lifty and Shifty, who caused relatively less harm. Another example being "Breaking Wind", where he chooses the pages of his book over others' lives, and then throws away the last page after destroying the planet to get them.UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:
1st May '18 3:20:10 PM LordGravy
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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Flippy has been paired up with just about everyone: [[FanPreferredCouple Flaky,]] Splendid, Giggles, various fan characters, [[ScrewYourself himself]]--heck, he's even been paired up with a ''[[CrackPairing seat belt.]]''
21st Mar '18 10:14:14 AM BigJimbo
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** On the other side of the fandom, they ''really'' don't like it if you strictly stick to the canon rules of the show. They usually label you as a "Fandom Nazi" and tell you that you won't be creative at all if you abide to the canon only. That's right, StopHavingFunGuys accusation in a non-video game fandom!
** For the more serious fans that have done their research, hearing [=FatKat=] being referred to as a permanent part of the cast is their BerserkButton. No, [=FatKat=] is not a canon HTF character. No, he's not a fan character either. He's a guest character (for a single HTF Break, mind you) who is simply a HTF version of an animation studio's mascot. Unfortunately, fans still make this error from time to time.
* FanPreferredCouple: [[MindGameShip Flippy and Flaky]] is the most popular couple in the whole fandom . One of the reasons people prefer them together is that Flaky appears to be Flippy's closest friend despite that he has killed her several times and that she develops a phobia of him in the latter episodes. Although the fact that he has stopped killing her recently, for an unknown reason, and a few other hints imply that he may like her.

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** On the other side of the fandom, they ''really'' don't like it if you strictly stick to the canon rules of the show. They usually label you as a "Fandom Nazi" and tell you that you won't be creative at all if you abide to the canon only. That's right, only, making this one of the only StopHavingFunGuys accusation accusations in a non-video game fandom!
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** For the more serious fans that have done their research, hearing [=FatKat=] being referred to as a permanent part of the cast is their BerserkButton. No, [=FatKat=] is not neither a canon HTF character nor a fan character. No, he's not a fan character either. He's a guest character (for a single HTF Break, mind you) Break) who is simply a HTF version of an animation studio's mascot. Unfortunately, fans still make this error from time to time.
* FanPreferredCouple: [[MindGameShip Flippy and Flaky]] is the most popular couple in the whole fandom .fandom. One of the reasons people prefer them together is that Flaky appears to be Flippy's closest friend despite that he has killed her several times and that she develops a phobia of him in the latter episodes. Although the fact that he has stopped killing her recently, for an unknown reason, and there ''are'' a few other hints that imply that he may like her. her.
18th Mar '18 2:30:42 AM BigJimbo
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** What [[{{Pun}} hammers]] this home: right before his epic death in ''Don't Yank My Chain'', he just lets out a little whimper. [[TearJerker D'aaaaw!]]

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** What [[{{Pun}} hammers]] this home: right before his epic death in ''Don't Yank My Chain'', he just lets out a little whimper. [[TearJerker D'aaaaw!]]



** Sniffles. Yes, he's trying to eat the ants, but that doesn't justify how much cold-blooded torture he suffers from them.
** How about Lifty & Shifty? Yes, they steal, are often very unsympathetic and [[AssholeVictim usually deserve what happens to them]], but their deaths are some of the most sadistic.

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** Sniffles. Yes, he's trying Sniffles constantly tries to eat the ants, but that doesn't justify how much cold-blooded torture he suffers from them.
** How about Lifty & Shifty? Yes, they Shifty steal, are often very unsympathetic and [[AssholeVictim usually deserve what happens to them]], but their deaths are some of the most sadistic.



** And then there's the Ant family. Sweet Mercy Lewis, THE ANT FAMILY. The divers entries about "Tongue in Cheek" make it extremely clear that they've cemented their crossing of the MEH.

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** And then there's the Ant family. Sweet Mercy Lewis, THE ANT FAMILY. The divers entries about "Tongue in Cheek" make it extremely clear that they've cemented their crossing of the MEH.



* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Complaints about {{Freemium}} games aside, probably the only game worth belonging here is the iOS-exclusive ''Happy Tree Friends: Deadeye Derby'', an online one-on-one FPS game based on the episode "Camp Pokeneyeout". It makes use of the smartphone's features quite well (gyroscope and touch screen) and has fun gameplay, either against other players or bosses. Aside from gameplay, if you're a collector, you can win/earn actual HTF merchandise from this game (obviously, it needs to be shipped). It also has one feature rarely implemented on other games of this type: You can also gain premium currency by exchanging the regular currency with the former!
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: While most official (or officially-approved in the case of the games in htfgames.com) HTF games tend to be SoOkayItsAverage due to being plain arcade games or just one of those "generic" Flash games, the absolute low point when it comes to the games is probably ''Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm'' for the Xbox and PC. Before the smartphone games, it was the only major release (the older mobile games are rather obscure), and it's the only one to be released for a console, at that. Graphically, it stays true to the show... but perhaps too much. The mostly-solid bright colors look unpleasant, the Happy Tree Friends' 3D models look plain (what with the stiff, flat face whose expression only changes when he/she gets certain injuries), and the blood and gore graphics might as well not "gory"-looking at all. Gameplay-wise, it's just an uninspired VideoGame/{{Lemmings}} lookalike minus the behavior-changers (you can only either freeze, thaw out, scare off, or burn the Happy Tree Friends) but with more ArtificialStupidity. While every level has environment-based gimmicks and traps, they all still feel the same. Also, the game's rather short (at around 2 hours quickest), it doesn't make use of all HTF characters (not counting the episode that comes with the game and the Xbox achievements' pictures, only 8 out of 20 (Lammy and Mr. Pickels didn't exist yet) main characters are in-game) and [[BonusFeatureFailure the special episode it promises is already readily-watchable on YouTube]] ''in its entirety''

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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Complaints about {{Freemium}} games aside, probably the only game worth belonging here is the iOS-exclusive ''Happy Tree Friends: Deadeye Derby'', an online one-on-one FPS game based on the episode "Camp Pokeneyeout". It makes use of the smartphone's features quite well (gyroscope and touch screen) and has fun gameplay, either against other players or bosses. Aside from gameplay, if you're a collector, you can win/earn actual HTF merchandise from this game (obviously, it needs to be shipped). It also has one feature rarely implemented on other games of this type: You can also gain premium currency by exchanging the regular currency with the former!
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: While most official (or officially-approved in the case of the games in htfgames.com) HTF games tend to be SoOkayItsAverage due to being plain arcade games or just one of those "generic" Flash games, the absolute low point when it comes to the games is probably ''Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm'' for the Xbox and PC. Before the smartphone games, it was the only major release (the older mobile games are rather obscure), and it's the only one to be released for a console, at that. Graphically, it stays true to the show... show, but perhaps too much. The mostly-solid bright colors look unpleasant, the Happy Tree Friends' 3D models look plain (what with the stiff, flat face whose expression only changes when he/she gets certain injuries), and the blood and gore graphics might as well not "gory"-looking at all. Gameplay-wise, it's just an uninspired VideoGame/{{Lemmings}} lookalike minus the behavior-changers (you can only either freeze, thaw out, scare off, or burn the Happy Tree Friends) but with more ArtificialStupidity. While every level has environment-based gimmicks and traps, they all still feel the same. Also, the game's rather short (at around 2 hours quickest), it doesn't make use of all HTF characters (not counting the episode that comes with the game and the Xbox achievements' pictures, only 8 out of 20 (Lammy and Mr. Pickels didn't exist yet) main characters are in-game) and [[BonusFeatureFailure the special episode it promises is already readily-watchable on YouTube]] ''in its entirety''entirety''.



** Not a lot of people like the Ants due to their sadistic and [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionate]] torture against Sniffles just because he wants to eat what's part of his diet. Doesn't help that they always get off [[KarmaHoudini scot-free]].
** Cro-Marmot isn't well-liked due to his, well, uselessness (being trapped in an ice block will do that to you). And, according to the Happy Tree Friends wiki, not even the staff like him.

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** Not a lot of people like the Ants due to their sadistic and [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionate]] torture against Sniffles just because he wants to eat what's part of his diet. Doesn't It doesn't help that they always get off [[KarmaHoudini scot-free]].
** Cro-Marmot isn't well-liked due to his, well, his uselessness (being trapped in an ice block will do that to you). And, according to the Happy Tree Friends wiki, not even the staff like him.



** The Ants. The viewer is supposed to feel bad for them because Sniffles tries to eat them. But how can we possibly feel sorry for them when they torture Sniffles in ways that not even Fliqpy (the closest thing the series has to a main antagonist, excluding Lifty & Shifty) would put his victims through?

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** The Ants. The viewer is supposed to feel bad for them because Sniffles tries to eat them. But how can we possibly feel sorry for them when given that they torture Sniffles in ways that not even Fliqpy (the closest thing the series has to a main antagonist, excluding Lifty & Shifty) would put his victims through?through, it's actually impossible to.
3rd Feb '18 12:11:44 PM Purplestuff2003
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** To a lesser extent, Toothy and his friend Cuddles, due to them not having much of a personality.

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** To a lesser extent, Toothy and his friend Cuddles, Toothy, due to them him not having much of a personality.personality besides being the one who cries easily and likes to brush his teeth.



** Not a character per se, but rather a ''FanAnimation''. To elaborate: The official ''HTF'' website (now part of MondoMedia main site) used to have a Fan Fest section, where Mondo would pick a HTF-related fan video to be featured on the website. One of these is the infamous "All Work and No Belay" (not to be confused with the later official HTF episode "All Work and No Play"). It's actually a pretty decent fanmade episode, which can quite work with the show and might end up being a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the fan animation's creator, but the fact that it was featured during 2011 (the show was at a hiatus that time) and the fanbase was on the verge of crumbling, the fan animation had single-handedly shattered the fanbase into little pieces and caused massive CreatorBacklash both from the creator of the fan animation and the fans whose [[OriginalCharacter fan characters]] were featured (as cameos, to be exact), due to other fans, haters, and former fans '''intensely''' flaming the animation and blaming Mondo for "stealing" fanmade content as filler. Most of the people who were involved with the fan animation ended up going their separate ways.
** Lammy and Mr. Pickels, especially for fans who rooted for Truffles in Vote or Die. Some fans like the addition of ''two'' characters, and consider Lammy herself as a nice female character addition (keep in mind that there were only three major female characters in the show, not counting spinoffs), while the duo's presence also makes other fans hate them due to Lammy having a less unique design unlike Truffles and having hints of ReplacementScrappy for Flippy (due to how Mr. Pickels's kills work in the show), or if the latter isn't the case, simply being an uninspired duo overall (dark side and kills being caused by mental illness are nothing new in the show...).

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** Not a character per se, but rather a ''FanAnimation''. To elaborate: The official ''HTF'' website (now part of MondoMedia main site) used to have a Fan Fest section, where Mondo would pick a HTF-related fan video to be featured on the website. One of these is the infamous "All Work and No Belay" (not to be confused with the later official HTF episode "All Work and No Play"). It's actually a pretty decent fanmade episode, which can quite work with the show and might end up being a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the fan animation's creator, but the fact that it was featured during 2011 (the show was at a hiatus that time) and the fanbase was nearly on the verge of crumbling, the fan animation had single-handedly shattered the fanbase into little pieces and caused massive CreatorBacklash both from the creator of the fan animation and the fans whose [[OriginalCharacter fan characters]] were featured (as cameos, to be exact), due to other fans, haters, and former fans '''intensely''' flaming the animation and blaming Mondo for "stealing" fanmade content as filler. Most of the people who were involved with the fan animation ended up going their separate ways.
** Lammy and Mr. Pickels, especially for fans who rooted for Truffles in Vote or Die. Some fans like the addition of ''two'' characters, and consider Lammy herself as a nice female character addition (keep in mind that there were only three major female characters in the show, not counting spinoffs), while the duo's presence also makes other fans hate them due to Lammy having a less unique design unlike Truffles and having hints of ReplacementScrappy for Flippy (due to how Mr. Pickels's Pickels' kills work in the show), or if the latter isn't the case, simply being an uninspired duo overall (dark side and kills being caused by mental illness are nothing new in the show...).show).
3rd Feb '18 9:06:37 AM Purplestuff2003
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** Toothy, somewhat. His fur color is brighter than Petunia's, and he has dimples, which is a trait usually given to female characters.
17th Jan '18 1:55:26 AM TomServo3000
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** How about Lifty & Shifty? Yes, they steal, are often very unsympathetic and [[AssholeVictim usually deserve what happens to them]], but their deaths are some of the most sadistic. And, unlike Sniffles, Petunia and Cub, who, in terms of deaths, are getting better, Lifty & Shifty aren't. Just watch the recent ''Buns of Steal'' episode.

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** How about Lifty & Shifty? Yes, they steal, are often very unsympathetic and [[AssholeVictim usually deserve what happens to them]], but their deaths are some of the most sadistic. And, unlike Sniffles, Petunia and Cub, who, in terms of deaths, are getting better, Lifty & Shifty aren't. Just watch the recent ''Buns of Steal'' episode.
13th Dec '17 3:25:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Lots of characters have different perspectives from fans.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Lots of characters have different perspectives from fans.fans:



* BaseBreakingCharacter: Lumpy. Fans either love him for his stupidity, or hate him and blame his low intelligence for most of the deaths.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: BaseBreakingCharacter:
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Lumpy. Fans either love him for his stupidity, or hate him and blame his low intelligence for most of the deaths.



** Not a character per se, but rather a ''fan animation''. To elaborate: The official HTF website (now part of MondoMedia main site) used to have a Fan Fest section, where Mondo would pick a HTF-related fan video to be featured on the website. One of these is the infamous "All Work and No Belay" (not to be confused with the later official HTF episode "All Work and No Play"). It's actually a pretty decent fanmade episode, which can quite work with the show and might end up being a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the fan animation's creator, but the fact that it was featured during 2011 (the show was at a hiatus that time) and the fanbase was on the verge of crumbling, the fan animation had single-handedly shattered the fanbase into little pieces and caused massive CreatorBacklash both from the creator of the fan animation and the fans whose [[OriginalCharacter fan characters]] were featured (as cameos, to be exact), due to other fans, haters, and former fans '''intensely''' flaming the animation and blaming Mondo for "stealing" fanmade content as filler. Most of the people who were involved with the fan animation ended up going their separate ways.

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** Not a character per se, but rather a ''fan animation''. ''FanAnimation''. To elaborate: The official HTF ''HTF'' website (now part of MondoMedia main site) used to have a Fan Fest section, where Mondo would pick a HTF-related fan video to be featured on the website. One of these is the infamous "All Work and No Belay" (not to be confused with the later official HTF episode "All Work and No Play"). It's actually a pretty decent fanmade episode, which can quite work with the show and might end up being a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the fan animation's creator, but the fact that it was featured during 2011 (the show was at a hiatus that time) and the fanbase was on the verge of crumbling, the fan animation had single-handedly shattered the fanbase into little pieces and caused massive CreatorBacklash both from the creator of the fan animation and the fans whose [[OriginalCharacter fan characters]] were featured (as cameos, to be exact), due to other fans, haters, and former fans '''intensely''' flaming the animation and blaming Mondo for "stealing" fanmade content as filler. Most of the people who were involved with the fan animation ended up going their separate ways.
23rd Oct '17 6:09:37 PM TomServo3000
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** Toothy for his tendency to cry easily.
** Sniffles (see JerkassWoobie) and Petunia for their often exceptionally [[CruelAndUnusualDeath brutal and prolonged deaths]].

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** Toothy for his tendency to cry easily.
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** Sniffles (see JerkassWoobie) and Petunia for their often exceptionally [[CruelAndUnusualDeath brutal and prolonged gruesome deaths]].
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