->''01000001 01000011 01010100 01001001 01010110 01000001 01010100 01001001 01001110 01000111 00100000 01001101 01000001 01001100 01001100 00100000 01000110 01001001 01000111 01001000 01010100 00100000 01010100 01010110 00100000 01010100 01010010 01001111 01010000 01000101 01010011 00100000 01010000 01000001 01000111 01000101 00101110 00101110 00101110'' [[note]]In Mall Fight, some messages are often encrypted into binary. [[http://home.paulschou.net/tools/xlate/ You can find a translator here.]][[/note]]

->''I run into a radio shack and grab all the N-Gages. Then I run into the bathroom.''
-->--Aitruis, at the beginning of Mall Fight 1 on Website/TheEscapist.

->''[[SelfDeprecation Only nerds and dorks like Mall Fight]].''"
-->--Waffles and Bacon

Mall Fight is a [[PlayByPostGames Forum Game]] originally from GameFAQs, then Website/TheEscapist, then on [[http://z13.invisionfree.com/Mall_Fight/index.php its own forum]] and then on Website/TheEscapist again.

The main location of the game is an endless mall which contains everything you could ever imagine. Yes, even that. That too. [[OverlyLongGag Yes, but you'd have to look for that one for a while.]] The goal is to kill [[AnyoneCanDie everyone]] you see with [[ImprovisedWeapon improvised weapons]], customized weapons and the such. Due to the many things one can do in the Mall, it is not a rarity that various matters of plot appear, and there has been way enough for Mall Fight to have its own continuity.

In fact, Mall Fight has been less about [[ArtifactTitle actual fighting]] than it is overcomplicated plots and sometimes very soapy drama.

It's filled from head to toe in [[PlotHole plot holes]], [[KudzuPlot hanging plots/subplots]], [[CallBack call backs]], [[ShoutOut shout outs]] and [[RunningGag gags]]. The "main" threads have ended, but there is currently a "spin-off" on Website/TheEscapist (There are at least 15 threads up to now if you count the two Mall Fights on the [[http://jrnetwork.net/ JR-Network]] and the thread(s?) on GameFAQs) and has a video game in the works [[VaporWare which is likely never to come out]]. Mall Fight 9 is in production with a lot of {{Retcon}} of the EarlyInstallmentWeirdness

[[folder:Mall Fight threads]]
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.150020-Mall-Fight Mall Fight 1]]
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.161609-Mall-Fight-Comedy-take-a-peek-inside Mall Fight 2]]
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/540.273078-Mall-Fight-3-A-Meta-RP#10540928 Knife's Mall Fight]]
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/540.309608-Mall-Fight-Everyone-is-welcome Mall Fight 3]]
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.334084-Mall-Fight-Now-70-Percent-Plot-Fr-You-know-what-Fucking-forget-it?page=1 Mall Fight 4]]
* [[http://z13.invisionfree.com/Mall_Fight/index.php?showtopic=26 Mall Fight 4.5]]
* Mall Fight 5 [[CanonDiscontinuity (so horrible, it was deleted.)]]
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.338988-Mall-Fight-Back-To-Basics?page=1 Knife's Mall Fight II]]
* [[http://z13.invisionfree.com/Mall_Fight/index.php?showtopic=62 Mall Fight 6]]
* [[http://z13.invisionfree.com/Mall_Fight/index.php?showtopic=98&st=0 Mall Fight VII]]
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/540.376169-Mall-Fight-RP-Intermission-Open-No-Sign-up-Needed?page=1 RaNDM's Mall Fight]]
* [[http://z13.invisionfree.com/Mall_Fight/index.php?showtopic=149 Mall Fight 8]]
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/540.830590-Mall-Fight-The-Earthventure-Act-II-Chapter-I-Part-I-The-Mallventure-Begins-CLOSED Mall Fight: The Earthventure]][[/folder]]
----
!!Mall Fight contains examples of
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Diamond to Waffles, but its not because he thinks she ugly, [[spoiler: its because she made him kill his parents]].
** [[spoiler: He overlooks it in Mall Fight 7.]]
* AbortedArc: This can happen when one writer sets up a plot point, but another writers do away with it because they dislike the element, or because they have a better idea.
** Tox planned for a lot of stuff back in Mall Fight 2 and 3, but couldn't execute it due to time restraints and the other Fighters.
** Waffles' real writer eventually stopped trying to make large storylines in Mall Fight 6 due to them never going well.
* AbnormalAmmo: Goes right in hand with [[ImprovisedWeapon improvised weaponry]].
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The Mall's sewer system.
* AnyoneCanDie: Main point of the game.
* ArcNumber: 6 and 114.
* ArtifactTitle: That could be argued due to tendencies from the Fighters to go to locations other than the Mall or do things other than fights.
* AscendedExtra: Fighters who, when first appearing, are unimportant, but then become more prominent later on. Diablo fills this bill, only appearing on Mall Fight 3 as a random drunk ranting about the lack of VODKA but then becoming a recurring villain in 4 and on.
* AerithAndBob: Tox, Waffles, Ran, Salt, Miniman, Paddy and Knife next to... Connor.
* AlternateUniverse: Knife's Mall Fight.
** Ran's Mall Fight, happening after Mall Fight 3 in an alternate reality where the entire universe blew up.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: By the truck load.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Swords of the Grand House.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Randomness is their specialty.
* AuthorAppeal: The Mall Fighter Writers have been known to sneak whatever they like into their posts.
** Justin and Diane have references to JojosBizarreAdventure. Zaffran has references to music that he likes.
* AuthorAvatar: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]]. Tox and the gang are avatars of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Real Tox and the gang]], but those are [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]] of the [[MindScrew really real writers]].
* {{Badass}}
** AlmightyJanitor: The Janitor himself.
** BadassArmy: The [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek]] Armada.
*** The Sixth Wall / Six Remnants Army in its prime years.
** BadassCrew: The Mall Fighters and their [[BizarroUniverse Negas]].
** BadassFamily: The Knife family and the Bacon family.
** [[WorldOfBadass Omniverse of Badass]]
* TheBechdelTest: ''Barely'' passes.
* [[BenevolentArchitecture Benevolent Respawn]]: You always respawn exactly where there are weapons.
* BerserkButton: Zaffran will go off if you ship him with Ice and Justin gets pissed if you ''dare'' call him [[Music/JustinBieber Beaver]]. [[VitriolicBestBuds The two push each others buttons continuously.]]
* BilingualBonus: Due to Google Translate's accessibility, hundreds of messages on the threads are in different languages.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: [[WordOfGod Word of Tox]] says that the Mall is infinite but with an edge. By that, he means that there is a central area and an edge while everything in-between is somehow infinite, which means that you could only reach the edge of the Mall through by-passing the infinite middle part.
** The same goes for the sub-basements. You can only reach the bottom through unconventional means or plot convenience.
* BlandNameProduct: Averted, the Mall Fight Writers' [[TrademarkFavoriteFood favourite drinks]] are real, such as Vernors or Yoohoo.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Invoked by Nega Waffles.
-->"First question, what the hell?! Second question, what the fuck?! Third and final, what the helling fuck?"
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[UpToEleven Chances are they'll destroy the bricks too]].
** There's even a Fifth Wall, which prevents a universe from collapsing unto itself. Already two of those have been broken.
* BrickJoke: David the Mexican hooker from Connor's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrOOxEcGUYU Wasteland video]] will pop up randomly.
* CanadaEh: Tox is French Canadian, and the Mall is located in Canada ever since Mall Fight 2.
* CanonDiscontinuity: According to just about everyone, only Mall Fight 1, 2, certain parts of 3, Knife's threads, certain parts of 7, 8 and Ran's thread happened.
* CharacterDevelopment: Done surprisingly well.
* CoincidenceMagnet: Real examples apply, such as Waffles claiming to have accidentally stolen from Manga/MiraiNikki in his writing.
** The city of Tox (which definitely came before the actual Tox) turning out to be a real place in Corsica. Even more coincidentally, Corsica is a French island; Tox and his Writer are French. [[MindScrew The city came first, too.]]
* CoolGate: The [[Franchise/{{Ultima}} moongates]] in Mall Fight 2 and 7.
* CoolStarship: The Sky Fortress, a fortress that can fly and go into space.
* ContinuityReboot: Often talked about, but never actually done.
** Ran's thread is the closest to applying that trope, as only the Mall Fights up to 3 have happened in that continuity.
* CrossOver: There have been multiple cross-overs in Mall Fight, but most notable are the [[Series/DoctorWho Daleks]] playing an important role in the story and The Auditor which comes from the ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' series.
* CurbStompBattle: Nega Tox killing the [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Anti-Monitor]] by snapping his fingers and then doing the same to Tox without taking a step in Mall Fight 4.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Waffles [[spoiler: having murdered his family when he was a kid.]]
** Venbak and Futox also apply.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler: The Nega City was full of black buildings and has crashing lightning]] but its population is completely normal.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Ever since there began having an overarching continuity, Mall Fight has often dipped into that.
** Ran's Mall Fight thread.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Stab? Shot? Ran over? No worries!
** [[spoiler: Hell, even Salt's HeroicSacrifice ended up with her just coming back at the start of Mall Fight 8.]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Balance between [[OrderVsChaos Chaos, Order]]... And Balance."
* {{Determinator}}: The Mall Fighters will never give up. Ever.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Tox' counterparts (like Xot, Futox, Venbak, etc) were at first almost identical to him in personality but became different characters in their own rights.
* DungeonPunk: One of the hundreds of ways you can define the Mall as.
* EasyAmnesia: Andrew, John, Futox, Venbak, Xot and others all had coincidental cases of forgetting huge parts of their past.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first Mall Fight is really weird, because it has does not have a single character listed here.
* {{Filler}}: Pops up just about everywhere, but most infamously used in Mall Fight 7, with Salt's romantic subplot being probably the only reason the thread had more than 400 pages.
* FiveBadBand: While there hasn't been a complete example of that Trope in Mall Fight yet, there are some villains that would fit in, should they ever all come together.
** BigBad: Nega Tox in Mall Fight 3 and the Dark Forceuser in Mall Fight 2.
** TheDragon: Sister in Mall Fight 2.
** EvilGenius: Xot in Mall Fight 2's finale.
*** Xot now is mostly the professional science expert for the Mall Fighters [[spoiler: when he doesn't turn rogue]].
** TheBrute: The Auditor/Mango.
** DarkChick: Sister/Nega Saber.
* FiveManBand: The positions vary a hell of a lot from time to time.
** BigGood / TheHero: Tox.
** TheLancer: Ran/Connor/Waffles/Salt.
** TheSmartGuy: Waffles/FPV/Daeron/Tommy/Paddy.
** TheBigGuy: Connor/Waffles/Trilby/Tommy.
** TheHeart: Knife/Ren/Ran, though they aren't useless.
** TheSixthRanger: Whatever newcomer showed up recently.
* FictionalDocument: The Mall Fight Magazine.
* GambitPileup: In Mall Fight 4.5, between Nega Tox and Toxter.
* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler: Nega Tox planned everything, even him being possessed by Toxter back in Mall Fight 4.5.]]
* GoneHorriblyWrong: Everything that the Mall Fighters and the [=NPCs=] create will go this way, including T.U.R.O.K and Mango.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The files from the multiple security rooms have been known for making the plot advance more than once.
** There's even an entire different HammerSpace dedicated to the files.
* GuardianOfTheMultiverse: Taken to an extreme with nearly an entire mythology:
** The Gods: Godhead Fridge, Adrien Brody and Professor Brian Cox.
** The Higher Powers: Martin, Backroom Six and Alexander the Great/Ultimate. [[spoiler: They are all dead, though.]]
** The old Mall Fighters (Claymorez, Aitruis, etc.)
** The Mall Fighters themselves. A large number of their enemies want to take over the Mall to help take over/destroy the Omniverse.
* HammerSpace: There's a reason why a Mall Fighter can carry 2 shotguns, 6 chainsaws, 2 swiss army knifes, 1 minigun, 591 copies of the Mall Fight Magazine, 692571 scrolls...
** Lampshaded after Tox and Waffles defeated an army of Dutch people and obtained an [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale unquantifiable]] number of mattresses.
* HearingVoices: Diablo hears Nega Ninja Medic in his head. How the Nega is doing this exactly, is unknown, but telepathy is unlikely, considering that the voice started showing up after Diablo was sent to the future.
** For a while in Mall Fight 2, Tox had the spirits of Xot, Futox, Female Sam G, Code Monkey, Martin and Jim inside his body, and had to constantly hear their voices until he summoned them out.
** Waffles has stated there are at least five people in his head.
* HeelFaceTurn: Played straight with Diablo and [[spoiler: subverted with]] Nega Tox.
* HeroicSpirit: Most of the Mall Fighters have this at some point.
* HomeBase: Mall Fight Offices. Connor and Diablo both had their own personal version they call a lair, but Connor's is just a IT department with a bed, while Diablo's was a more traditional SupervillainLair (When they don't get destroyed).
* IconicItem: Most of the Fighters have one.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Subverted. Diablo's {{Mooks}} at the end of MF4.5 have deadly accuracy.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Improvised weaponry used to be the main point of Mall Fight, and sometimes still is.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: The Dark Forceuser, first for being an AnticlimaxBoss in Mall Fight 2 and failing to kill the Mall Fighters in Mall Fight 3 ''with fucking aircraft carriers''.
* InsistentTerminology: The Fighters are protagonists, and ''certainly not'' heroes.
** It's not a universe, it's an omniverse.
* KillEmAll: When it became clear that [[spoiler: Mall Fight 8 wouldn't work]], Connor and Tox' Writers decided to [[spoiler: destroy the entire omniverse.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Although there are already quite a lot of characters who have been at least partly developped, Martin implied onced that there is an infinity of counterparts of just about everyone.
** Even said counterparts have counterparts who have counterparts who have counterparts who have counterparts who have counterparts who have counterparts who have counterparts who have counterparts who have counterparts who have counterparts who have counterparts, etc.
* LostForever: Mall Fight 5: House of (M)all.
** Also supposedly lost are the original Mall Fight threads on GameFAQs.
* LostSuperweapon: The Mall has a billion or so in it's vaults.
* LovecraftLite: Dark things lurk beneath the Mall...
** [[YourMom Including Tox' mom.]]
*** [[spoiler: This is actually true. Tox's mom, and the mothers of all the Fighters, lurks beneath the Mall.]]
* MultinationalTeam: The fighters include among their ranks [[TokenMinority African-American]] Waffles, Americans Connor, Ran and Salt, Australian Knife, French Canadian Tox, British Isaac, Joe and Tommy, etc.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: When Diablo tried to blow up the Moon to kill the other Mall Fighters, but hit Nega Tox instead.
* NonLethalKO: Even thought characters die ''a lot'', they either respawn or reappear in Hell.
** Yes, in Mall Fight, dying and going to Hell is considered non-lethal.
* NonSequitur: Mall Fight 7 especially, which yielded very odd imagery; for example, an operational computer in the middle of a cornfield running a non-existent version of Windows.
* {{Novelization}}: Tox and Waffles' Writers attempted to make a novel out of Mall Fight, but it never got off the ground.
** Partially straight, as Tox' Writer is making a novel based in Mall Fight's universe, but not directly about the threads.
* NWordPrivileges: Subverted by the TokenMinority Waffles, but played straight with Black Soul.
** Especially for Tox' Writer, who wouldn't re-read Mall Fight 2 and 3 if his life depended on it.
* OutGambitted: Nega Tox to everyone. [[MagnificentBastard Constantly]].
** Enough so that Nega Tox and Toxter were out-gambitting each other in Mall Fight 4.
* OverlyLongName: The Timothy Bartholomew Gonzales Lloyd Martin Olive Kenneth Blair Herman family.
* PlotHole: Mall Fight is filled with fucktons of them (due to most of the story going on being purely improvised), but the biggest one is Martin and Backroom Six going back in time in Mall Fight 2 to "help" the Mall Fighters defeat Sister even thought Sister was still defeated in the future before they went back in time.
** This results in just about fucking up the entire time-line.
*** An ironic follow-up of this plot hole is Futox asking Martin why he went back in time to defeat Sister even thought she was defeated anyways, even though he was never told that Sister would be defeated even without Martin and Backroom Six' intervention.
*** The most ironic thing is that Martin and Backroom Six did absolutely nothing when the Mall Fighters started fighting Sister.
* PortalNetwork: The Hypercube System is basically that, in which you can go anywhere in the various universes and timelines by using the Cubes as a tele-transportation system.
* PlotParallel: Often used by the Mall Fight Writers to give a meaning to things that happened long ago but don't make sense.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Inverted by Waffles.
-->'''Dalek''': YOU REALIZE IF YOU FAIL, WE WILL EXTERMINATE YOU.
-->'''Waffles''': That's an odd thing to say to someone about to kill himself.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: Just about every villain, legendary item or spell refers to that notion.
** Tox' former signature weapon, Epsilon, is not only a jab at that trope, but also the [[KatanasAreJustBetter overuse of katanas]].
* ReactorBoss: Tox' Writer is especially fond of those.
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: By the time Martin was introduced, the notion of levels was completely distorted into oblivion up to the point where the Mall Fighters' levels were so high they stopped giving a shit about it. So, more often than not, the levels get reverted back to 1. It didn't help that Tox accidentally raised the level cap to 1,000,000.
** Ironically, the level system is supposed to be a joke.
* RedOniBlueOni: Tox(Blue)/Salt(Red), Waffles(Blue)/Tox(Red).
* {{Retraux}}: More often than not, the writers do things that reminisce to old PC text adventure games such as VideoGame/{{Zork}}.
* TheRival: Tox and Xandus.
** Nemesis and Mango.
** Connor and Waffles in the beginning, although they soon became VitriolicBestBuds.
** SitcomArchNemesis: Ice is this to Tox. Waffles, however, views it [[FoeYay in a different light]].
* RPGElements: Sometimes, the Mall Fighters level up or gain some kind of skill, and at some other point, they completely forget about it.
** Taken to an extreme when Waffles imagined everything was a Turn-based RPG.
** In fact, any Mall Fight after 7 has made use of RPG elements.
* RunningGag: Several.
** Tox yelling "CHEESE IT!" and Ren casting down molten cheese everywhere.
** Tox and Waffles forgetting about everything and start commenting on whatever room they're in.
** Waffles drinking coffee and immediately spitting it out.
** Someone building a fort.
*** Except for Diablo, whose forts always blow up.
** Misnaming Venbak (or was it Vacuum?).
** "Do you like karaoke?"
** Potlucks.
* [[ShoutOut/MallFight Shout Out]]: Due to the Mall containing everything in existence, this is bound to happen a lot.
* SpinOff: Subverted, much to Tox's displeasure. He tried to start a prequel centering around the Sixth Wall and Sixth Remnants Army, but due to lack of interest, it went nowhere.
** On the more succesful side, the spin-off, Earthventure, is very sucessful.
* TalkingAnimal: The Mall Fighters can talk to animals ([[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Salamanders and Nakadiles, for example]]) and vice versa.
* TheOnlyOne: The Mall Fighters are, in the end, almost the only people in the Mall to begin with.
** Partly subverted, due to the implication of other people living millions of miles away from the main area of the Mall.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Bro bumps are powerful enough to constantly [[RunningGag destroy the planet Molxa, inhabited by cheeseburger spiders.]]
* ThePowerOfRock: More prevalently in MF 2, where Ran used a Gibson Super 400 (it had many abilities, including creating a ''black hole''), and in MF 7, where John caused all sorts of mayhem by using a Red Special.
* TookALevelInBadass: All of the Mall Fighters took one at least once.
* TwoFistedTales: Because the writers have just as big a liking for that sort of thing as the next guy.
* UnreliableNarrator: Caused by the fact that there is no real GM to Mall Fight, more often than not, 2 Writers will start arguing over what actually happens.
* WaxingLyrical: Just another form of the many [[ShoutOut shout-outs]].
* WalkingTheEarth: In Knife's case, Walking the Multiverse; in Tox' case at the end of Mall Fight 7, Walking the Mall.
** The Earthventure is literally that, with the remaining Fighters walking around the Earth.
* [[WordOfGod/MallFight Word Of God]]: The Mall Fighters started and have been adding to this page, so most of what's said by them here can be taken as canon.
** Also refered to as [[WordOfGod Word Of Tox]] ever since Tox and his Writer became important parts of the continuity.
* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' meets ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' meets absolutely everything else that has ever existed, on crack.
* YearInsideHourOutside: In the Mall's Hell, time passes much quicker than on the surface.
* YourMom: Waffles' will make cracks at Tox's Mom for no reason.
----

->''Thanks for playing!''

->''Would you like to exit Mall Fight?''
->''Y/N''