[[DoNotSpoilThisEnding TV Tropes Warning]]: As a DivergenceFic for ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', this entry naturally contains '''spoilers for said movie'''. So please, if you haven't seen this film yet, '''go see it first'''. YouHaveBeenWarned.

Emmet was just an [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy ordinary construction worker]]. A NiceGuy dutifully following all the instructions, day after day. Someone who never ''dreamed'' of disobeying all the rules President Business set up, let alone that one impulsive decision -- giving in to temptation and curiousity -- would see him labeled [[TheHero The Special]] and send him on an epic, life-changing journey.

...So [[WhatIf what if]] he'd kept following the instructions?

What if Bad Cop/Good Cop, President Business' most loyal officer, was the one who found the Piece of Resistance... and made one ''tiny'' mistake while securing it?

Mattecat's ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1297885/chapters/2694055 A Piece of Rebellion]]'' explores this scenario, as the two-faced cop finds himself dragged into a wild adventure very much against his will. With Lord Business convinced he's changed sides, 'saved' by one of his mortal enemies -- who's none too thrilled to see him either -- can he spin this very Special misunderstanding to his advantage?

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!!This ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' FanFic includes examples of:

* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Good Cop]] is literally ''disarmed''. It happens so quickly the victim doesn't even register what happened.
* AprilFoolsPlot: Chapter 6 winds up being each character (except [[BigBad Lord Business]] and [[OnlySaneMan Wyldstyle]]) dreaming of their ideal future.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Wyldstyle slaps Bad Cop so hard his face spins right around to Good Cop.
* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler:Good/Bad Cop]] gets a mechanical replacement for their missing arm.
* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler:Guardbot 189-2001]] goes from being a nameless {{Mook}} to a much more relevant character when they [[spoiler:help Emmet access the network and stop the countdown]].
* AuthorAvatar: [[spoiler:Appears in Chapter 15, in order to confess their side of the story to Good Cop.]]
* BadBoss: Even before the whole misunderstanding with the Piece, President Business doesn't treat Bad Cop/Good Cop very well. Especially not Good Cop.
* [[GollumMadeMeDoIt Bad Cop Made Me Do It]]: While this isn't actually the case, Bad Cop wants to exploit how nobody else understands that as part of Good Cop's cover.
* BadLiar: Unsurprisingly, Emmet proves to be this when he [[spoiler:knocks over one of the robots and claims he tripped]].
* BerserkButton: "''You stay away from our Ma and Pa!''"
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Good Cop proves this when he [[spoiler:has his parents throw Business out the window ''after'' his HeelFaceTurn]].
* BewareTheSuperman: According to President Business, the Master Builders are {{Smug Super}}s who want to do whatever they want and don't care what happens to ordinary, instruction-following folk.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: This is how [[spoiler:the story ends -- with Good Cop asking the Author directly to 'let the story end here' so they can find their happiness on their own]].
* BrokenPedestal: Emmet's ''devestated'' when he witnesses Lord Business [[spoiler:wiping away Bad Cop's face]].
* BystanderSyndrome: When Good Cop frets about Lord Business' plan to [[spoiler:Kragle ''people'']], Bad Cop responds that it's "not our problem."
* CareBearStare: Unikitty imagines unleashing ThePowerOfFriendship on Business to make him realize the error of his ways and turn into a good guy.
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: In Chapter 16, [[spoiler:Ma and Pa arrive after Good Cop's talked Business down, and Ma goes to town on the guy]].
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Wyldstyle learns how heavy these can be when she has to tell everyone [[spoiler:they can't return to Cloud Cuckoo Land when it's being attacked]].
* ClingyMacGuffin: Bad Cop/Good Cop would ''gladly'' hand over the Piece of Resistance if it wasn't [[spoiler:stuck to their back]].
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: BCGC believes they could've avoided the nasty misunderstanding if his robots just let him ''talk'' to President Business.
* DeathSeeker: In Chapter 11, [[spoiler:Good Cop reveals he entered Lord Business' office ''expecting to die'', and was totally okay with that]].
* DidntSeeThatComing:
** GCBC keep surprising Lord Business, and not in ways he particularly enjoys.
** LB even admits this twice in Chapter 10, first when [[spoiler:Emmet's the only one at the Cops' House]] and again when [[spoiler:Bad Cop tries to fight his way out]].
** Business gets hit by this ''again'' thanks to [[spoiler:Emmet's subsequent betrayal, publishing all his plans and preventing the Think Tank's detonation]].
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Vitruvius isn't dead, he's just been doing the 'ghost thing'. Wyldstyle even manages to get his sheet away from him during the ending]].
* DivergenceFic: Splits off from {{Canon}} when Emmet reports the strange incident he witnessed rather than investigating himself.
* DramaticIrony:
** GCBC decides early on to attempt a FakeDefector gambit while staying loyal to Lord Business. This is more effective on his boss than it is on most of the Master Builders.
** Bad Cop reassuring Good Cop that the President will stay true to his word when a prior scene with their former boss has already shown him telling his Computer to [[spoiler:call the Cop family]].
* DeusExMachina: {{Discussed}} when [[spoiler:The Author tells Good Cop that simply sending him back home would be one of these. Good Cop doesn't care]].
* EasilyForgiven:
** {{Averted}} with [[spoiler:President Business]]'s situation.
** Also averted with how Wyldstyle struggles to forgive [[spoiler:Vitruvius for lying to her]]. The fact that [[spoiler:he keeps puttering around pretending to be dead]] sure doesn't help.
** Good Cop/Bad Cop also reacts poorly upon learning that [[spoiler:Vitruvius is their father]].
* TheEmpath: Metalbeard describes Unikitty as being the most empathic and insightful person he knows; thus, he trusts their judgement about GCBC.
* EurekaMoment: While arguing among themselves, Good Cop says they'd have a better time if Bad Cop was a little nicer. This inspires Bad Cop's plan to pretend Good Cop is a beleagured good side.
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: GCBC obviously love Ma and Pa, and Lord Business ''promised them'' that they'd be spared on Taco Tuesday and they could retire afterwards and live happily with their folks. While Good Cop has come to doubt this promise, Bad Cop remains convinced [[VillainsNeverLie he'll keep it]], although [[spoiler:his subconscious reveals he's worried about that, too]].
* EvilOverlooker: Business appears this way with a SlasherSmile when [[spoiler:symbolizing Bad Cop's fear of him coming after his parents]].
* ExactTimeToFailure: The Master Computer provides one of these, counting down to the moment when [[spoiler:the Think Tank is set to blow up]].
* FakeDefector: Bad Cop/Good Cop decides to try this ploy, specifically by having Good Cop claim he wants to defect over Bad Cop's protests.
* FalseReassurance: In one of Emmet's broadcasts, President Business himself cheerfully reassures [[spoiler:Ma and Pa Cop]] that he's sure Good Cop/Bad Cop will make it back home in time for Taco Tuesday.
* FlashbackCut: PlayedForDrama when an angry Master Builder threatening and manhandling Good Cop causes him to recall getting tossed around by Lord Business in similar fashion.
* FlatWhat:
** Bad Cop says this when he's informed that [[spoiler:he's fused with the Piece]].
** Vitruvius' reaction to hearing that GCBC was the one who found the Piece of Resistance.
* ForWantOfANail: Emmet's decision to stick to the instructions and report what he saw causes GCBC to find the Piece instead.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Batman tells Wyldstyle she called him at a bad time, but won't explain why. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} when it turns out that Batman was just at an awesome party.]]
** When Wyldstyle notes just [[spoiler:how many Master Builders are missing]] and angrily asks if they're [[spoiler:skipping the meeting]], Vitruvius replies that he sincerely hopes that's the case.
** At first, Benny showing up late to the big Master Builder meeting seems like a case of good bad timing. Later, it turns out [[spoiler:that was due to his being reported to the Super Secret Police]].
** Good Cop's reaction after the JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind implies [[spoiler:he doesn't know what happened/was temporarily severed from Bad Cop]].
** Lord Business' final command to the Computer in Chapter 12 [[spoiler:fails because the network is already in use]].
** The VillainousBreakdown of [[spoiler:the Micromanagers]] in Chapter 14, who sound like [[spoiler:the Man Upstairs]].
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[spoiler:The Author]] tries to find one when speaking to [[spoiler:Good Cop]].
* FriendlyAddressPrivileges: Benny doesn't seem to mind Wyldstyle not knowing his name, and is in the middle of telling her she can call him Benny before overhearing what she's dragging him into.
* FromACertainPointOfView: When he gets to play MrExposition for Emmet, President Business claims that he had the worlds seperated in order to protect everyone from the Master Builders, and created instructions so that everybody'd know what to do.
* GoodCopBadCop: Our reluctant protagonist.
* GoodNewsBadNews: Wildstyle gives Vitruvius two pieces of good news before revealing the bad news.
* GoshDangItToHeck: As in the movie, Bad Cop is a certified {{Badbutt}} who lets out a mental [[ClusterFBomb Cluster Darn Bomb]] when he realizes how bad their situation is.
* GotVolunteered: Benny gets himself volunteered for [[spoiler:saving GCBC]] simply by virtue of showing up a little late for the Master Builder meeting.
* HappilyAdopted: In Chapter 8, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Ma and Pa Cop aren't GCBC's biological parents]].
* HeelFaceTurn: What Vitruvius and the Master Builders need Good Cop/Bad Cop to do if they're going to have a chance of stopping Lord Business.
** HeelFaceMole: GCBC's plan to exploit this, though from their point of view it's a [[FakeDefector Fake Defection]].
** BecomingTheMask: Good Cop starts showing signs of this early on, after [[spoiler:getting captured again]].
** Unikitty's ideal resolution to the conflict involves President Business making one and becoming a good friend.
* HeyYou: Wyldstyle can't recall Benny's name, referring to him as '1980-something space guy'.
* HeroicBSOD:
** Good Cop suffers a panic attack after hearing [[spoiler:his parents are going to be part of a Taco Tuesday 'demonstration']]. Later on, it's brought up that [[spoiler:he has them once or twice a month]].
** In Chapter 12, [[spoiler:poor Pa Cop]] goes into shock after witnessing [[spoiler:his son's arm get ripped off before he's tossed out of the tower]].
* HeroicSacrifice: In Chapter 10, [[spoiler:Bad Cop draws all of Business' ire by taking control and attempting to fight his way out. Then he reassures Good Cop as he gets his face erased]].
* HeroicSafeMode: When Good Cop has a major panic attack, Bad Cop switches in.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Fear, Authority and Indoctrination are Lord Business' favorite methods. He's self-aware enough to recognize that while Emmet falls under the latter two, applying the first will probably break him.
* IHaveManyNames:
-->'''Wyldstyle:''' [[HeyYou Space guy]]!\\
'''Benny:''' Girl whose name I can never remember because she keeps changing it!
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Loved Ones]]: Being a VillainWithGoodPublicity, Business lets GCBC know this via [[spoiler:a public interview of his parents]]. As one of the only people aware of ThePlan, they know what he ''really'' means.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Lord Business tries to force GCBC to prove his loyalty by [[spoiler:Kragling his parents... only that doesn't work out as planned]].
* ImagineSpot: [[AprilFoolsPlot Chapter 6]] offers a succession of these, each dreamed up by a different character picturing how they want things to turn out.
* InSpiteOfANail:
** Emmet still gets to give a few {{Rousing Speech}}es... but as a representative of Octan rallying the masses ''against'' the Master Builders.
** Benny gets to [[spoiler:build a spaceship]]... just [[spoiler:a lot sooner]].
** Vitruvius still [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind ventures into the Special's head]], but with [[spoiler:Benny and Unikitty instead of Wyldstyle]].
** Lord Business still orders GCBC to [[spoiler:Kragle his parents]]... However, [[spoiler:the Cops aren't where he left them]].
** Lord Business still gets to erase one of his lieutenants' faces off. [[spoiler: This time, however, it's Bad Cop that gets it... willingly sacrificing himself, in fact!]]
** The Super Secret Police still [[spoiler:find Cloud Cuckooland and destroy it]]. Once again, Emmet is responsible for the event; [[spoiler:his {{Rousing Speech}}es convince citizens to report it to the authorities.]]
** Tragically, in Chapter 12, [[spoiler:Vitruvius still dies, passing away before he can finish confessing the truth about the prophecy]].
** Emmet still gets to [[spoiler:save the Master Builders from the Think Tank]]. Because [[spoiler:Lord Business gave him full access to everything in the Octan tower, Emmet simply needs to input an access code and voice authorization to deactivate it, instead of having to [[HeroicSacrifice force himself off the tower to disconnect the power source]].]]
** In the final confrontation, [[spoiler:Business is still talked down and recants, although he still gets punished]].
* ItsAllMyFault: Since Good Cop was the one who mistakenly touched the Piece of Resistance, he keeps blaming himself for everything spinning out from that. Bad Cop keeps reassuring him that it's not.
* ItsPersonal:
** Since Bad Cop/Good Cop has personally hunted and persecuted the Master Builders, they don't take the news that he's The Special well.
** Metalbeard has a particularly strong grudge against Bad Cop; turns out Bad Cop [[spoiler:was the one who cornered him during Metalbeard's failed assault on Octan Tower]].
* TheLeader: Wyldstyle finds herself increasingly thrust into this position, due to how most of their allies trust her more than they do The Special. This also means dealing with [[TheChainsOfCommanding all the responsibilities that come with it]].
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Good Cop and Bad Cop have distinct faces, and can swap control. The one who's not facing out can mentally communicate with the other, but can't see or feel anything. They can still hear, though, and the one in control often speaks aloud to fill them in.
* LivingLieDetector: Bad Cop briefly wonders whether Unikitty is one of these after hearing how much the others trust their judgement.
* LukeIAmYourFather: During the Epilogue, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Vitruvius is GCBC's father, and their mothers have the same two faces-one body condition]]. The news is ''not'' taken well.
* MadnessMantra: Delivered by [[spoiler:a Micromanager]]: "Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong--"
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: When [[spoiler:Good Cop]] finally registers what happened during their [[AnArmAndALeg literal disarming]], they express mild surprise and gratitude that their ''other'' arm is their dominant one.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: PlayedWith. While he's the one in control when they first find the Piece, Bad Cop cedes control to Good Cop and tells him ''he'' should be the one who brings it in, because their boss treats Good Cop worse and this could help him get back into his good graces. Good Cop then accidentally kicks off the whole plot. So if Lord Business had been a little nicer, he would've won then and there.
* MoodWhiplash: While [[AprilFoolsPlot Chapter 6]] is largely comedic, the DramaticIrony is laid on thick in several places, such as the matter of which of the Master Builders trusts Good Cop the most/least and Bad Cop's blind loyalty/complete denial of all the evidence that Business has betrayed them. Good Cop seems to be on the verge of a guilt-induced breakdown, and while Emmet's scenario is sweet, DramaticIrony lends a bitter aftertaste.
* MookHorrorShow: {{Invoked}} through the eyes of Guardbot 189-2001, who's unnerved by witnessing the heroic rampage of Wyldstyle and her crew, [[spoiler:even though they aren't targeting ''him'']].
* MuseAbuse: {{Discussed}} in Chapter 15 when [[spoiler:Good Cop meets The Author, who apologizes for using their story as a method for grappling with their own depression]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Hooray, Wyldstyle saved Good Cop/Bad Cop after [[spoiler:he got caught again]]! ...Too bad that makes President Business decide to play one of his trump cards. Mainly, calling in [[spoiler:Ma and Pa Cop]]...
** ZigZagged in Chapter 9 with how [[spoiler:Benny accidentally calls Emmet]]. On one hand, this makes things ''much'' more complicated for the resistance, since [[spoiler:Emmet calls his boss about it and alerts him that something's going on]]. On the other hand, it has the side-effect of making [[spoiler:Emmet start thinking of the Master Builders less as big, bad bogeymen and more like ''people'']]. ''Buuuuut'' then [[spoiler:he decides to go try and talk to Ma and Pa Cop about this]], which could be a problem, given that [[spoiler:Vitruvius is heading that way]]...
* NotSoDifferent: Metalbeard uses his brick-built body to intimidate and toss around Good Cop, causing him to have a PSTD-fueled {{Flashback}} to his BadBoss using the Serious Business suit for the same reason. Notably, when Good Cop automatically responds the same way he did to Business' abuse, Metalbeard is visibly taken aback and stops.
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: When Good Cop tries to comfort Unikitty after [[spoiler:Cloud Cuckoo Land is attacked]], their attempt at comforting him in return only makes him feel worse about their plan to betray the Master Builders.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Wyldstyle isn't too happy when she learns that [[spoiler:both Vitruvius and Benny]] knew that the Master Builders were being targeted by propaganda and hadn't brought it up before.
-->'''Wyldstyle:''' Why does nobody think it's important to tell people things?
* PropagandaMachine: Since Emmet's such a nice, ordinary guy who always follows the instructions, President Business sets him up with one of these to warn all the worlds about the threat the Master Builders pose.
* QuitYourWhining: {{Downplayed}}; Wyldstyle's a bit annoyed with how Benny's unhappiness over [[spoiler:Batman stealing his spaceship]] effects how quickly he's able to [[spoiler:build another one]].
* [[GoodCounterpart Rebellious Counterpart]]: Metalbeard's {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}} body lets him tower over others and throw his weight around, serving much the same function as the Serious Business suit. However, despite having [[ItsPersonal arguably better reasons]] to toss GCBC around, he immediately stops when Good Cop shows signs of PSTD. What's more, when Good Cop goes into a HeroicBSOD, Metalbeard shows legitimate concern over him -- a sharp contrast with the FauxAffablyEvil airs his BadBoss adopts.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Bad Cop/Good Cop ''wants'' to, but the darned piece won't LET them!
* {{Retirony}}: Chapter 4 reveals that [[spoiler:Bad Cop sincerely believes that they'll be allowed to retire after Taco Tuesday and live happily back home with their parents. Good Cop isn't so certain.]]
* RetroactiveWish: After Batman's observation about how a safe haven isn't going to appear out of nowhere is interrupted by [[spoiler:the Sea Cow showing up]], he follows it up with this:
-->'''Batman:''' It's not like a whole ton of money that I can do whatever I want with is going to fall out of nowhere, right into my arms! Right? ''Right?''
* RousingSpeech: Emmet delivers these as part of President Business' propaganda:
-->'''Emmet:''' The Master Builders think they're more important than ordinary people, but they're not. You, me, all of us -- we're important, too! So, just remember that, and, uh, remember to follow the instructions. If you do, then not even Master Builders will be able to stop us. Thank you.
** Later on, he delivers an unscripted one to help rally [[spoiler:all the citizens against Lord Business]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: What Emmet is led to think the Master Builders are like.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** In Chapter 4, [[spoiler:most of the Master Builders]] pull this after learning who The Special is.
** And four chapters later, [[spoiler:Batman]] cuts and runs for the same reason. In the process, they [[spoiler:steal Benny's spaceship]].
* ShellShockedVeteran: Judging from their flashbacks, Good Cop/Bad Cop is suffering from PTSD caused by Business' BadBoss tendencies. Bad Cop is in complete denial over this.
* SmugSuper: The Master Builders, according to President Business.
* StabTheSalad: BlindSeer Vitruvius uses a battleaxe to [[spoiler:cut the handcuff chain]].
* StepfordSmiler: Unikitty, especially after [[spoiler:the destruction of Cloud Cuckoo Land]]. Made more explicit in Chapter 15 when [[spoiler:The Author speaks their thoughts aloud to Good Cop]].
* SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum: [[spoiler:{{Downplayed}}, but Good Cop realizes that this was his boss's real plan: Kragle the world, ensuring it was absolutely perfect... and finish with himself.]]
* TalkingToThemself: Whoever's in control of BCGC's body usually addresses the other out loud. Since nobody else can hear the other's thoughts, it earns them some strange looks.
* TemptingFate: Bad Cop makes the mistake of saying "At least things can't get any worse." Immediately afterwards, the [[spoiler:spaceship]] shows up.
-->'''Good Cop:''' ''Oh no, what's going wrong now?''\\
'''Bad Cop:''' Everything. The ''entire world'' has decided that ''all'' it wants to do is make this the ''worst'' day of our lives. And it is ''darned working''!
* ThatManIsDead: In a variation, Wyldstyle tries to provoke Good Cop into declaring this after [[spoiler:Bad Cop gets erased... about ''himself'']]. Her response when asked if this will really help implies that [[spoiler:this is why she keeps renaming herself]].
* TimeSkip: The final chapters take place three months after the conclusion of the movie's main plot, illustrating what happens to the characters as life moves on.
* TrappedInVillainy: Part of Bad Cop's plan is having Good Cop claim he's been ForcedIntoEvil by his darker side.
* UndyingLoyalty: Bad Cop is so devoted to Lord Business he's willing to excuse minor miscommunications like the whole [[spoiler:trying to KILL THEM]] thing.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Vitruvius dismisses Wyldstyle's concerns about anyone noticing that they're taking a handcuffed GCBC through the roof of the saloon.
-->'''Vitruvius:''' Oh, don't worry about it. They'll just think it's me again.\\
'''Wyldstyle:''' What do you get up to without me, Vitruvius?
* UnwantedRescue: Much as he needed it, Bad Cop didn't appreciate Wyldstyle breaking in to save him. He's even ''angrier'' [[spoiler:the second time round]].
* UnwittingPawn: President Business decides Emmet's such a RidiculouslyAverageGuy that he'd make a ''perfect'' mouthpiece for encouraging people to resist the Master Builders.
* VillainsNeverLie:
** Bad Cop honestly believes that President Business meant it when he promised to never [[spoiler:hurt his family]].
** {{Deconstructed}} later, as it becomes clearer that Bad Cop ''needs'' to believe that their BadBoss will keep this promise in order to keep going. Good Cop, on the other hand, finds it harder to cling to that blind belief in their boss -- and finds it harder to trust in general. So much so that when [[spoiler:Vitruvius promises to save his parents no matter what, he can't bring himself to believe it]].
* VillainousDemotivator: It says a lot about how Lord Business is [[BadBoss used to running things]] when one of his biggest complaints about Emmet is knowing that threatening him will probably just make him FreakOut instead of properly motivating him.
* WasItAllALie:
** Wyldstyle wonders about this after learning [[spoiler:the prophecy was all made up]].
** Good Cop has to confirm with [[spoiler:The Author]] that the Piece can still stop the Kragle, since it feels like everything else was one big lie.
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Sometimes it seems like the only thing the Master Builders can all agree on is that they need to stop Lord Business. [[spoiler:And even THAT isn't enough to convince them to help save The Special.]]
* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Valued Employee" Guy]]: Emmet constantly looks to President Business for praise and approval.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 15, which reveals that [[spoiler:Finn and The Man Upstairs don't exist in this universe. Instead, Good Cop meets an avatar of The Author, who admits writing the whole story and creating their universe as a coping mechanism for their depression]].
* WhamLine:
** For Wyldstyle and her crew, Bad Cop casually revealing [[spoiler:Business Kragles some of his craft, including the police car he was in]].
** Good Cop gets hit by one when [[spoiler:his mother]] speaks up on one of Emmet's broadcasts.
** ...Followed by another gutpunch for him and everyone with him when Emmet asks [[spoiler:"I understand that, uh, President Business invited you here for a demonstration of some sort for Taco Tuesday?"]]
** TheReveal in Chapter 15: [[spoiler:Finn and the Man Upstairs do not exist in your universe]]. Which leads into the revelation of [[spoiler:The Author admitting how their own depression influenced the story]].
** Good Cop's vital realization about Lord Business: "[[spoiler:You never planned to spare yourself.]]"
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Emmet's response to Business [[BrokenPedestal destroying his own pedestal]].
-->'''Emmet:''' "THAT WAS NOT OKAY! You just-- you just-- There is a list! Of things that are okay! That was not on the list! That was not okay!"
** Wyldstyle is absolutely ''outraged'' after learning that [[spoiler:the prophecy was a lie]], and rips into [[spoiler:Ghost!Vitruvius]] when she gets the chance.
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: Unikitty's expression upon hearing [[spoiler:they can't go home again]].
* WindowsOfTheSoul: Part of Unikitty's attempt to read Bad Cop involves staring deep into his eyes.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain:
** One of Good Cop/Bad Cop's deepest fears is that something will happen to their parents and they won't be able to go back to them.
** As of Chapter 7, [[spoiler:poor Unikitty can't go back to Cloud Cuckoo Land because it was discovered by the Super Secret Police]].
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Wyldstyle's reaction upon seeing who she's saving.

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