''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2719141/1/Retro_Chill Retro Chill]]'' is a CrossOver of sorts between two ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' ScriptFic trilogies - Swing123's series (consisting of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheMovie'', ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIILostAtSea'', and ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble'') and garfieldodie's series (consisting of ''Fanfic/CanYouImagineThat'', ''Fanfic/AttackOfTheTeacherCreature'', and ''Fanfic/TroubleIsland''). It is perhaps the turning point in [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse the Calvinverse]] - two previously unrelated stories come together to form a cohesive whole.

Fittingly, Retro and Rupert & Earl Chill have teamed up to get their archenemy - our six-year-old protagonist. They successfully abduct him, leaving behind an EvilKnockoff to fool the other four protagonists. Now, Calvin must escape the ship before everything goes kaput.
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!!This fanfic provides examples of:
* AccidentalMisnaming: Played with - it first appears that Evil Calvin calls Susie "Marcie", but he then reveals he was actually talking to ''Moe''. He then calls him "Mack" and "Ginger".
* ActuallyADoombot: Calvin ''[[WrongGenreSavvy believes]]'' this when he encounters the real Retro, and tries to prove it's this.
* {{Adorkable}}: Bob, mainly due to his cowardice.
* AirVentPassageway: Calvin ends up in one in Chapter 11.
* AmericanAccents: The evil Calvin has a New York accent.
* AndIMustScream: The heroes' plan is to trap Rupert, Earl, and Retro in paused time forever.
* AreWeThereYet: Socrates says this while the group travels to Rupert's ship.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: According to Calvin, second grade involves "mustard gas, whips, swinging pendulums, and long division."
* AuthorCatchphrase: "Help. Cry for help." It first appeared in ''Double Trouble'', then appears in Chapter 18 here, then shows up in the first and second season of ''The Series''.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Retro and Bob team up with Rupert and Earl.
* BigDamnHeroes: Hobbes and the others arrive in the upgraded wagon in Chapter 20.
--> '''Calvin:''' [[LampshadeHanging Where were ''you'' this whole time!]]
* BigNo: Calvin does one after the planet selector fails to take him to Earth.
** Evil Calvin also does this when he's sucked up by the Imaginator, turning into a RapidFireNo.
** Calvin does another one (after a BigWhat) when he learns he has to go to school tomorrow.
* BigRedButton: Retro pushes one to activate a [[DoNotAdjustYourSet signal]] in Chapter 11.
* BigShutUp: Retro does one to quiet the aliens down.
* BigWhat: Calvin does one after Retro tells him that he'll be tortured. It's quickly subverted, though, because Calvin didn't actually hear what he was saying.
** Calvin does a straighter one after learning he has to go to school tomorrow, followed by a BigNo.
* BlackBeltInOrigami: Calvin quotes the {{Trope Namer|s}} in Chapter 6.
* {{Blackmail}}: Evil Calvin plans to use the Planet Deteriorater to blackmail the ''planet'' into bowing down to Retro and Rupert. It's even the title of Chapter 11!
* BlahBlahBlah: The narrator says this during a scene where Retro tries to quiet the aliens down.
* BookEnds: The very end of the movie is a line-for-line recreation of dialogue from the beginning of ''Fanfic/CanYouImagineThat'' (which, canonically, is the first installment in TheVerse).
* BreathWeapon: The Spacers suck things into their mouths ala ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}''.
* BrickJoke: In Chapter 7, Evil Calvin complains about the quality of a certain vendor's chocolate ice cream, planning to sue. Later, in Chapter 13, he asks Fake Mom and Fake Dad for some chocolate ice cream - specifically better than the vendor's. (He's still planning to sue, too.)
** An early chapter has Sherman biting Socrates' ear. In Chapter 13, Sherman responds to a disparaging remark of his with "Come closer so that I may bite you," prompting Socrates to back away and rub his ear.
** Another early chapter has Calvin playing mock-''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' with an alien. Much later, in Chapter 14, an alien responds to a question with "I'll take weird creature for 500, please."
* BringIt: Lampshaded.
--> '''Evil Calvin:''' Bring it on.\\
'''Calvin:''' Is that the best banter you can come up with?\\
'''Evil Calvin:''' I'm working on short notice. Give me a break.
* CardCarryingVillain: Evil Calvin, unsurprisingly.
* ChekhovsGun: After Socrates uses the Time Pauser, Andy pockets it for safekeeping. Later, in Chapter 13, he and Sherman flee from some guards and end up activating it.
--> '''Sherman:''' Well, well. It would appear that your inability to remember anything has paid off.
** Better yet, the very first chapter has Calvin using the Time Pauser to extend summer vacation, and Hobbes asks "what happens when you touch the button again, but I'm not touching you? Do I stay here in the point where time doesn't exist?" ''Seventeen'' chapters later, Hobbes remembers this moment and comes up with a plan to trap the villains in paused time forever.
*** The original "gun" comes up again, as Andy apparently dropped it - leading ''Retro'' to get it.
** Another incredibly long wait between reappearances: the guitar used in the climax of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheMovie'' is used again to get Calvin out of a force field.
** The gun used at the end of ''Fanfic/TroubleIsland'' (helpfully pointed out by the narration) is used again to revert things back the way they were.
* ChirpingCrickets: ''Alien'' crickets, no less.
* CirclingBirdies: After getting socked by the evil Calvin, Hobbes sees "a bunch of stars, planets, tweety birds and somewhere in the deeper recesses of his brain, he heard a harp playing for no apparent reason."
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Done somewhat jokingly with Calvin.
--> "Well, it's about time! I've been waiting a full one minute! Who has that kind of time? Get me out of here!"
* ContinuityNod: The evil Calvin references [[Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble VVV's]], much to Hobbes' disgust.
* CoolStarship: Sherman built one, and nobody's too sure ''how'' he managed to do it.
* CowardlySidekick: Bob to Retro.
* CrapsackWorld: Earth under Evil Calvin's management.
* {{Dedication}}: Bill Watterson is thanked in the opening credits.
* DelayedReaction: It takes a ''long'' time for Galaxoid and Nebular to figure out that Calvin was lying about being the Earth Potentate.
* DelinquentHair: Evil Calvin has a mohawk.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
--> '''Retro:''' This is perfect, Bob. With my brains and his army and my brains, we could rule the world side-by-side.
* {{Descriptiveville}}: Apparently, Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm are the makers of the best Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm-ian burgers in all of Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm-ville.
** Later, Ernie suggests that the newly-conquered Earth be renamed "Retro and Rupertville". It gets shot down quickly.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Retro, Rupert, and Earl do this to every station in the world, explaining their EvilPlan.
* DoubleSubversion: When Socrates finally learns about his transmitter chip, he marches over to Sherman, plucks him up, and... begins laughing. After everyone else starts laughing, he abruptly stops and angrily tells him to take it out.
* DuckSeasonRabbitSeason: Retro does this with Calvin when they're arguing over whether the former is Rupert in disguise or the actual Retro.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: PlayedForLaughs, as Calvin wants more respect than he really needs.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Sherman creates a device that can destroy planets, and Evil Calvin repeatedly threatens to use it once he gets his hands on it.
* {{Egopolis}}: Retro and Rupert brainstorm names for their newly-controlled planet. Among them include Rupretoia, [[Series/DoctorWho The Planet of Evil]], and The Planet of No Calvin.
** Much later, in a mere two weeks Evil Calvin manages to turn Earth into a dictatorship, where everyone bows down to him and follows his laws:
--> No watching TV unless it's the military channel, all money from the toy stores go to him, and you have to say "Long live Evil Calvin" every day.
* EvilKnockoff: The villains create an evil Calvin to ruin the real one's reputation.
* EvilLaugh: Lampshaded:
--> Evil Calvin laughed.\\
[[LemonyNarrator I doubt that I have to tell you how he laughed.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Brainstorm's Defeat Current Dictator and Give User Control all at the Same Time device.
* ExtremeOmnivore: The Shadowfax eat anything they can.
* EyePop: Bob does this after Calvin threatens him with death.
* FacePalm: Calvin does one after being tricked by Socrates.
** Hobbes does this later on.
** Hobbes does this ''again'' after trying to [[KillItWithFire kill the Shadowfax with fire]], which doesn't work.
** Everyone excluding Calvin and the villains when Calvin boldly states Bob's HeelFaceTurn.
* FireballEyeballs: Evil Calvin gets these after getting pounced on by Hobbes in Chapter 20.
* {{Gasp}}: Done by Calvin when he learns of the villains' plot. His parents do another one soon after for the same reason.
* GetOut: Remarked upon:
--> '''Rupert:''' ''Next'' time, Next time, we don't just go bursting into people's homes like we did. We freaked everyone out.\\
'''Earl:''' Isn't that a good thing?\\
'''Rupert:''' Normally, yes, but it's not when they throw their furniture at us and yell "GET OUT, GET OUT".
* GroupHug: Socrates asks for one as a LastRequest - allowing him to use the Time Pauser and get out of Dodge.
* HaHaHaNo: Socrates' reaction to Sherman suggesting he'll let the whole transmitter chip thing slide.
* HatesBeingTouched: Bob immediately zooms away upon realizing Earl's about to touch him during their conversation.
* HeelFaceTurn: Bob.
--> '''Hobbes:''' Welcome to the Good Side. [[MemeticMutation Don't expect free donuts, though.]]
* HiddenDepths: Hobbes is surprisingly good at singing.
** Also, Andy has a black belt in karate.
* HoldUpYourScore: Rupert, Earl, and Bob give Retro a 10, 9.5, and 9 for his attempt to get the aliens to shut up.
--> "Hey, I beat my old record."
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every chapter is [[TitledAfterTheSong named after a song.]]
* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: The planet selector's explanation of Earth is "home to the most obsolete and stupidest aliens in the universe, THE EARTHLINGS!" Calvin argues against it, but the voice simply tells him that they're always fighting and have never visited another planet. He can't argue with that.
* InsultBackfire:
--> '''Susie:''' Man, you ''are'' evil!\\
'''Evil Calvin:''' Why, thank you.
* IronicEcho: Evil Calvin threatens a man that he'll be beaten senseless on the count of three. Later, when he holds the remote to destroy the Earth, he does the same thing - only everyone bows down before "three".
* KillAndReplace: Retro's plan for Calvin is to kidnap him, ruin his reputation with an evil clone, lower defense systems so the aliens can take over, and then kill the real Calvin.
* KillItWithFire: Hobbes tries this on the Shadowfax, but it doesn't work - the ''Spacers'' are weak to fire, and the Shadowfax actually love it.
* KillItWithIce: The actual weakness of the Shadowfax, which Socrates exploits with a catch rope and a freezer.
* KillItWithWater: Hobbes tries this on the Shadowfax, but it doesn't work - it was actually the Blackosts that were weak to water.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: When Galaxoid and Nebular discuss Calvin's (supposed) role as Supreme Earth Potentate in Chapter 13:
--> '''Nebular:''' The fact that nobody seems to know that Calvin is the Supreme Earth Potentate. Plus, the fact that a six-year-old boy is the leader of a planet is also a bit odd.\\
'''Galaxoid:''' And then there's the fact that he is constantly denying that he ''is'' the Earth leader.
* LastRequest: Evil Calvin lets Socrates have his - a GroupHug, which allows him to use the Time Pauser and save everyone.
* LetsSplitUpGang: Everyone splits up in Chapter 13, taking one invention with them.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Hobbes and Socrates agree on this when they accidentally get caught in a net.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: ''Finally'' subverted, as Calvin tells Socrates about the chip in his head.
* LookBehindYou: Calvin claims that there's a white thing with glowing green eyes and razor-sharp talons behind the aliens in Chapter 7, inciting mass panic and allowing him to escape.
* LoopholeAbuse: The arena forbids using Calvin's inventions... but that doesn't stop ''Sherman'' from constructing something.
* MacGyvering: Sherman takes an advanced Zok gun, the wagon, and a propeller, and constructs an armed vehicle in Chapter 15.
* MakeMeWannaShout: The Tornaduses can use this to stun their prey.
* MaliciousMisnaming: Socrates calls Sherman "Bucky".
* MarshmallowDream: Referenced as a ShoutOut to ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
* MeaningfulName: The Tornaduses can create tornadoes, and the Clawracks have WolverineClaws.
* MediumAwareness: When the group encounters a goose in space:
--> '''Hobbes:''' Well, this story is starting to get weird.\\
[...]\\
'''Socrates:''' Well, the authors have added in giant mutant geese. This should be an interesting scene.
** Then, at the end of Chapter 17:
--> '''Hobbes:''' OK. ''Now'' we're doomed.\\
'''Calvin:''' Unless we [[AssPull miraculously come up with a plan in the next chapter.]]
** "Wow. That was even more dramatic than the lava scene."
** Chapter 20:
--> '''Hobbes:''' [[LampshadeHanging People sure do get slammed into a wall a lot in this scene.]]\\
'''Calvin:''' Well, what else are we supposed to do?
* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: This is how Hobbes defeats the Clawracks. The trope name is even mentioned.
* MysteryMeat: The aliens' dinner meatloaf had contents so disgusting, ''[[TakeOurWordForIt the narrator refuses to say what it is.]]''
* TheNapoleon: Retro remarks "Hard to beat up someone, when you're three feet tall, huh?", and Calvin reacts with horror.
* NoSell: Moe is not knocked back at ''all'' when Calvin crashes into him in Chapter 20.
* NotHimself: The evil Calvin, masquerading as the real one, ends up suspected as this by Hobbes and Socrates.
* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Socrates does this after the evil Calvin informs Sherman about something derogatory he said.
** The alien crew also do this when Earl asks why they didn't take Calvin to the torture room. (Answer: they were too busy watching ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.)
* NumberedSequels: Zig-zagged. The fic itself has no numeral, but other sources tag it with a "4".
* OffWithHisHead: Rupert threatens Lenny with this if the latter starts freaking out about the ghost again.
* OnlyOneName: Lampshaded as the three antagonists get trapped in paused time:
--> Rupert Chill was gone.\\
Retro Griffin was gone.\\
Earl... uh... Earl was gone.
* OurFounder: Evil Calvin has a monument of him when he takes over Earth.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Evil Calvin has no trouble at all beating people up.
* PlaygroundSong: Socrates sings "48 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" in Chapter 12, much to the annoyance of everyone else.
* PunBasedTitle: Chapter 13 is titled [[Music/HerbieHancock "Feats Don't Fail Me Now"]].
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "'''''I...... AM... NOT... THE... EARTH... POTENTATE!'''''"
* RapidFireNo: Evil Calvin does this while being sucked up by the Imaginator.
* ReactiveContinuousScream: A newly-awakened Calvin and an alien do this for a bit in Chapter 4.
** Also done briefly between Bob and the rest of the protagonists in Chapter 12, though Hobbes stops it because [[GoldfishPoopGang Bob is harmless.]]
* RuleOfThree: People wondering how "a little hairball (Sherman) built something so big".
* RunningGag: The alien crew freaking out about a ghost.
** In a fight scene, someone kicking/stomping on another person's appendages, causing them to scream "YEEEE-OW!" or something similar and drop one of Calvin's inventions.
** Bob getting startled by the aliens.
* TheScream: Every protagonist does this at the start of Chapter 17, as it appears they'll crash into lava and die (except Socrates, who somehow knew that the ships were lava-proof).
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: ''Socrates'' does this to Hobbes for a change.
--> '''Hobbes:''' Hey, ''I'm'' supposed to be the one that vanishes and leaves the other hanging! Now I know how Calvin feels when I do it to him.
* SealedEvilInACan: Retro and Bob were trapped in a box, and Rupert and Earl accidentally free them.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The movies that Galaxoid and Nebular send down InUniverse.
* ShoutOut: Every chapter is [[TitledAfterTheSong named for a song]]: see the list below.
** Calvin mentions wanting to be on ''Good Morning America'' and ''Series/TheDailyShow''. Hobbes suggests he could get an interview on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' instead.
** Calvin tricks an alien into letting him out of his cell by pretending to host ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''.
** Apparently, Galaxoid and Nebular sent Hobbes and Socrates copies of ''[[Franchise/JurassicPark Triassic Park IX]]'' and ''Film/HarryPotter XCIX: The Fifth Hogwarts [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Reuinion]]''.
** In Chapter 6, Calvin claims he has [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut a black belt in origami.]]
** The alien crew gets distracted by ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' in Chapter 7.
** Among the names Retro and Rupert come up with for the newly-conquered Earth in Chapter 11 is [[Series/DoctorWho "The Planet of Evil"]].
** In Chapter 13, Socrates meets Retro and remarks:
--> "Oh, it's [[Film/TheThreeStooges Larry!]] Which of those creatures behind you are [[Film/TheThreeStooges Curly and Mo?]]"
** Chapter 15 has Socrates reciting a poem from the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Sleepy Time":
--> ''There once was a man from Peru\\
Who dreamed he was eating his shoe\\
He woke with a fright\\
In the middle of the night\\
[[MarshmallowDream To find that his dream had come true.''
*** Also in Chapter 15, Hobbes sings "The Best Song Ever" by Chris Rice (which also names the chapter).
** In Chapter 16, Andy turns on the radio to find "Thunderbirds are Go" by Music/{{Busted}}[[note]]written for the 2004 ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' movie[[/note]].
--> "This is a good song."
* SoLastSeason: In ''[[Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble Double Trouble]]'', the Shadowfax were [[WeakenedByTheLight easily defeated with any kind of light.]] The ones in ''this'' story, however, are much bigger than the last ones, and presumably a special variety immune to light.
* SuperSpeed: The Clawracks are ''very'' fast.
* SureLetsGoWithThat: Bob says this verbatim when Rupert questions him on why he let Calvin leave.
* TakeANumber: Done in the Torture Place, despite nobody else being in the store. They end up with 5,849,596, and it takes more than a ''day'' to get to their number.
* TakeThat: The Torture Place has the complete first and second seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' on VVV.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Sherman has a teleportation belt.
* ThisIsADrill: Brainstorm bursts in the castle with a giant drill in Chapter 20.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Galaxoid tosses a planet field guide at Rupert, specifically revealing that Earth does not have a potentate.
* TitledAfterTheSong: Every chapter title is one of these.
* TractorBeam: Sherman's ship ''[[AvertedTrope doesn't]]'' have one of these, and Calvin gets angry about it.
--> "THAT DUMB HAMSTER BUILT IN A SHIELD, LASERS, AND HIGH TECH LAVA PROOF METAL, ''BUT HE CAN'T PUT IN A STUPID BEAMER!''"
* TrilogyCreep: Serves as this to ''two'' different trilogies.
* {{Troperiffic}}: This story is the point where the verse starts being this.
* WeNeedADistraction: Calvin gets Bob to wave his arms around so he can escape his cell once again.
* WolverineClaws: The Clawracks have these, unsurprisingly.
* WorstWhateverEver: Evil Calvin yells at an ice cream vendor that their chocolate ice cream was the worst he's ever had.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Hobbes ends up becoming the leader of the group with Calvin in captivity.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Hobbes says this when Dave suggests playing Go Fish in Chapter 14.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: The protagonists have finally gotten Rupert, Earl, and Retro out of the way, the alien crew is happy, and they all return home. It all seems well until you remember there was ''[[EvilKnockoff another]]'' threat back on Earth...