[[quoteright:240:[[WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/abridged_war_toll.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:240:After this, things went FromBadToWorse.]]

->"Dude, {{Lanip|ator}}wned."

->"OhCrap. Avenge me, [=FroLegend=]!"

[[DescribeTopicHere Describe The War Of The Abridged Series Creators here, in all its horror.]]

It all started so innocently. Creator/DanGreen, along with fellow voice actor Creator/VicMignogna, tried to throw a [[MilestoneCelebration 2nd Anniversary Spectacularmathon]] for ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', and Creator/{{Lanipator}} of ''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged'' hung up on Dan, completely ruining the whole show (when it was only ''mostly'' ruined by then). In a fit of animosity, Dan Green called in a few favors, having a (sort of) friend (Creator/JohnnyYongBosch) down-vote Lanipator's videos. But he accidentally down-voted Creator/{{hbi2k}}'s videos.

It might have stopped there, but in a fit of blind rage ([[HairTriggerTemper or just totally random rage]]), hbi attacked any other AbridgedSeries creator in his path. Soon the entire community seemed to be engulfed. Abridgers were accusing other abridgers of starting this war for their own purposes. Some even claimed to be the [[EvilOverlord Overlord of abridgers]] (including a Franchise/{{Gundam}} plushie). By the time it was over, [[{{Manga/Berserk}} Guts and Griffith]] were taken out by a [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Tonberry]], [[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries MasakoX's]] lawn was vandalized, and Lanipator terrified everyone with his {{Cosplay}}ing.

It was a harrowing experience that the Website/YouTube community will never forget.

Videos can be found by searching You Tube for "abridged war", but the key videos can be found at [[http://www.youtube.com/user/PRPDproduction PRPDproduction's]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/CardGamesFTW CardGamesFTW's]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Lanipator Lanipator's]] , and [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=AF832437EAE3F020 hbi2k's]] accounts.

There was a resurgence in 2009 when it seemed that Creator/LittleKuriboh learned nothing from the Great War, and brazenly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnczksTB4us launched an assault]] on the other abridged series creators. The death toll is currently unknown, but none were spared from his attack. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXqjcE6mvys Lanipator]] has launched a retaliatory strike[[note]]As an admitted joke, with no ill-will intended[[/note]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2NrqcwysXY but the damage has already been done]][[note]]Again, an admitted joke with no ill-will intended[[/note]]. And now, it looks like [[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Vegeta3986]] is attempting some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urzAlOXUPB4 damage control.]]
!!This war provided examples of:
* AuthorAvatar: All the plushies.
%%* CookingDuel or MundaneMadeAwesome
* {{Cosplay}}: Creator/{{Lanipator}}, [[WebVideo/WeddingPeachAbridged Toku Tenshi]], and a few others.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Griffith thinks his MoralEventHorizon act is "a perfectly legitimate response to people who insult you on the internet, or people who talk during the movies, or employees who quit without giving two weeks notice."
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: About half the series used plushies in some form.
** [=TokuTenshi=] Couldn't find a [[Manga/WeddingPeach Momoko]] plushie, so she had to improvise.
* MemeticBadass: [[invoked]]Rex Griswold for Overlord.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: During a reponse to an intial attack on ''[[WebAnimation/TsubasaAbridged Tsubasa the Abridged Chronicles]]'' [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kKLu--zqftI ChibiTotalObelisk]] was killed by one of his own characters!
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: Kaiser Neko.]]
* RunningGag: "Lanipwned", "Yamipwned", "Gutsowned", "Griffowned", "Uber Pwnage", "Tonberryowned", "[=RayeOwned=]", "[=ROwned=]", "Momopwned", "Dragon Roost Studio-wned", "Team Dattebayo-wned".
* SeriousBusiness: The fans who thought this was real and down-voted the supposed enemies of their favorite abridgers.
* SpecialGuest: The Spectacularmathon had Creator/VicMignogna and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, both in the form of [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Ed]] and [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash]] plushies, and also Vic as himself in a recent convention video, getting laughs out of watching the video.
* SilenceYouFool: The Abridged Overlord, ''in spades''.
* TakeThat: WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged used Raye for this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knOhYqmbBOM
* WhatTheHellHero: Hiei got this after he attacked the wrong series creator.