->''"Over the sky and far away\\
and down and down, [[UnderTheSea beneath the sea]]\\
to a place unlike the glen.\\
[[VillainWorld A world]] of [[HumansAreBastards men and man's]] design\\
A place where {{God}}'s [[DarkIsEvil light would not shine]]\\
A hell of steel beneath the brine\\
[[CrapsackWorld Where misery's echoes boomed.]]"''
--> -- '''[[http://tindeck.com/listen/wnhv The Metal Glen]]''', William Murdoch [[spoiler: Actually, by Weaver in the style of William Murdoch]]

-->-- '''Anonymous'''

An imageboard-based RPG styled as a [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure text adventure]], created and DM'ed by a certain person nicknamed Creator/{{Weaver}} on the /tg/ board of [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan]]. It's now concluded.

It begins when a rabbit named Ruby wakes up in a cell/locker. Together with a cat named Tom she soon meets, they perform puzzles, fight horrible abominations, and try to escape the massive underwater complex they're in. They also meet Red, a creepy but helpful enough fox with a truly awful EvilLaugh; Ace, a giant bird and servant to an unknown master; Filbert, the former head doctor turned delusional; and several unnatural abominations, all of whom used to be normal and innocent.

You can get more info on the plot, characters and also participate in discussions, making theories and guesses on possible plot developments [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Ruby_Quest here]]. For the story itself, look [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/ruby.html here]]. WARNING: Some of the threads there contain very {{NSFW}} [[RuleThirtyFour fan art]], as does the 1d4chan-article. There is also been both a {{Facebook}} [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruby-Quest/151103551619091 fan-page]] and {{Tumblr}} [[http://fyeahrubyandnanquest.tumblr.com/ site]] created for discussing, posting news, ect. for ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' and also its SpiritualSequel, ''Roleplay/NanQuest''. Weaver's own /tg/ {{Tumblr}} blog can be found [[http://tgweaver.tumblr.com/ here]].

A Flash retelling of the whole story, cutting out most of the discussion, fan-art, and additional jokes/threads/clues (but leaving in choice comments) can be seen on Website/{{Furaffinity}} right [[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2635526 here]] with a [=FurAffinity=] account (disabled Mature Content Filter), or on [=InkBunny right=] [[http://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=10470 here]], no account required if you meddle with the Allowed Ratings. The [=InkBunny=] version can also be read [[http://nepeta.mozai.com/Ruby_Quest/ here]], with no settings-fiddling required. You can also read the full story on [[http://evilcorporation.com.br/rubyquest evilcorporation]] in three versions: a slideshow-like sequence, a scene selection screen, and a long single page. And finally, there's the [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ7JOidKp_xyhLaOhUCOMjB0v_jmP-czF Let's Read]][[note]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6qkL1IoFb0 bonus video]][[/note]] version by Creator/CoLabHQ, complete with full individual character voice acting when applicable.

A music album [[FanWork based on]] Ruby Quest has been made. It can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4B639222C746AF92&feature=plcp here]] or downloaded [[http://tindeck.com/album/uvsin here]] In addition, the artist has made an [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCA51AF37A8AC5523 8-bit version]]. High quality version of both albums can be purchased [[http://nitrosparxx.bandcamp.com/ here]]. All the money made off of this album will go to Weaver.

Now has a [[Characters/RubyQuest character sheet.]] For additional details and those not directly related to the plot, see [[Trivia/RubyQuest Trivia]]. For a list of quotations relating to the game, see [[Quotes/RubyQuest Quotes]]. For a series of relevant images, see [[ImageLinks/RubyQuest Image Links]].

Compare to ''VideoGame/TheWhiteChamber'', a PointAndClickGame with several thematic overlaps (and which Weaver has acknowledged as an inspiration).

Weaver has started a "Behind the scenes" series on his tumblr.

!Tropes provided by the entire campaign:
!!Main Ruby Quest presentation:

->''"Time to begin.\\
[[RecurringElement It is very dark here. Hardly anything can be seen.]]\\
Please recommend an action."''
-->--[[OpeningNarration As Weaver first begins Ruby Quest]] on /tg/

* AbandonedHospital[=/=][[spoiler:[[AbandonedHospital Medical Research Facility]]]]
* ACupAngst: Tg suggests that Ruby flash Tom to get him to join her but, being only semi-anthropomorphic, she turns out to be flat chested.
* AirVentPassageway: More like [[spoiler:Pipeline escape, but it still counts.]]
* AlienGeometries: The Metal Glen, itself, displays aspects of this. First there's the metal shutter in Ruby's room, which sometimes opens to a window and sometimes to a passage. [[spoiler:Then half of the Brig turns upside-down, gravity and all. Then it gets worse.]]
* AlienLunch: The--{{Squick}}--"[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Godawful Smoothie]]". Though Red was not actually seen eating it, it was shown that he did ''want'' it.
* AlreadyUndoneForYou: It seems most everyone else [[spoiler:can get around the facility just fine without solving all the elaborate, extensive puzzles like Ruby and Tom]], apparently.
* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Both Tom and Ruby were each [[TheCorruption murderously violent]] at some point before the story starts. ]]
* AndroclesLion: [[spoiler:Since Ruby and Tom decide not to kill Stitches (again) and to leave the photo with him, he's able to break out of the locker and distract Ace just long enough to allow Tom to escape with the others.]]
* AnimalTesting: Technically, "PettingZooPeople Testing".
* AnyoneCanDie: WordOfGod said no one in the story was destined to live or die.
** According to Weaver in the questions forum, [[spoiler:Stitches and Jay were never meant to survive, Stitches was meant to be trapped in the locker and Jay was meant to be mercy killed, however when the players chose to give Stitches the photo and save Jay, Weaver had to do some quick rewriting for the "Good" ending.]]
** Also according to Weaver, if the readers chose for [[spoiler:Tom to smash open a certain secured case instead of unlocking it, it would have killed him immediately.]]
* ArtifactOfDoom: The eye disc; the Dummy; the Green Statuette; the fleshy, red growth; and possibly the the green staves.
* ArcSymbol: Multiple occurrences of this trope in the story.[[note]]including Ace's ♠ and especially the [[http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/1458/p6o.gif "Barbed Wheel" symbol]][[/note]]
* ArtShift/ SplashOfColor: Weaver's works are very distinctive in such occurrences as when he shifts from simple, low color, MS Paint-ish sketches to [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/3252815/images/1230389234421.gif highly-detailed]], [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/3252815/images/1230388717628.gif other-worldly]], and amazing illustrations.
* AstralProjection: Apparently, the [[spoiler:white-eyed black bird]] was this; created by [[spoiler:Jay's infected blood running through the facility's water systems]].
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Darn near everyone, [[KilledOffForReal although a few]] [[GroundhogDayLoop were]] [[FateWorseThanDeath luckier]].]]
* BearsAreBadNews: [[spoiler:Stitches. Subverted in his BigDamnHeroes moment]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Stitches, near the very end]].
* TheBigGuy: Tom is known for his MANLY PHYSIQUE.
* BiggerOnTheInside: Ace's staff accommodations.
* BilingualBonus: The plaque underneath the trauma picture[[note]](where Ruby meets Stitches for the second time)[[/note]] reads "Ancient Wish, Eternal Sleep" in Latin.
* BlackBeadEyes
* BodyHorror: Many, increasingly horrible, and of just about every type. The simplistic drawing style actually makes it ''scarier'' in some cases.
* BottomlessBladder: Lampshaded, [[spoiler: and justified by the "cure".]]
* BottomlessPits: [[spoiler:The chasm that forms as the Brig begins to separate.]]
* BrickJoke: The severed hand in the pneumatic tube makes an unexpected return.
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: In the beginning, the only things visible in the black screen are Ruby's eyes (drawn in white) and a red dot.
* CameBackWrong: Everyone... whether they wanted to or not. On the other hand, it's also [[InvertedTrope inverted]], as [[spoiler:dying and being reanimated sets back the mutations]].
* CargoCult: The small fetus statuette.[[note]](Presumably)[[/note]]
* CatSmile: Both Tom and Ruby once each.
* CharacterTitle
* ChekhovsGun: A few.One of the most obvious is the double-duty condom, which serves as both a solution to a puzzle, and [[spoiler: implications that Tom was involved with sexual relations, possibly with Ruby.]]
** Also the picture of the patients standing together happily, which she later uses [[spoiler: To get Stitches to help them]]. Though it wasn't supposed to be used for that.
* ClosedCircle: [[spoiler:As long as Bella is alive, she is going to maintain the lockdown of the facility. Tom and Ruby have been in the facility for a year, and have gotten to Bella three times before, but never farther.]]
* {{Crossover}} : ''[Warning: Somewhat Spoilers!]'' The [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/3899167/images/1236379539932.png symbols]] from Weaver's World Eater campaign also play big role in Ruby Quest.
* ContinuityNod: When the connection between the poem and the facility the events are taking place in is established.
* CoolKey: Ace has one.
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler:More than likely: DO NOT USE THE EYE.]]
** [[spoiler:This is what the "cure" did to everyone in the facility.]]
* CosmicHorrorStory
* DarkWorld: [[spoiler:The alternate world Ruby sees when using her third eye.]]
* DeadlyGas: [[spoiler:Averted once with Ruby's efforts, and another with Bella's.]]
* DeadlyRotaryFan: One room has a catwalk crossing over a pair of giant fans. They're proven deadly [[spoiler:in a flashback, when Ruby shoves Stitches into them]].
* DissonantLaughter: "Red begins to laugh".
* DramaticDeadpan:
-->"Tom and Ruby pass through the door.
-->[[spoiler:Into the mouth of madness.]]"
-->"Moments later,
-->[[spoiler:Bella passes away.]]"
* DugTooDeep
* DungeonBypass: Twice - Lampshaded.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:There are not very many CosmicHorror stories that feature a genuinely happy ending, but Ruby Quest is one of them.]] And it's all because the players did things that ''weren't supposed to happen.''
* EldritchAbomination: Its name has never been given, and an eye chart implies that it is "[[spoiler:Cjopaze]]"[[note]](it comes right before "Fhtagn", which is a reference to CthulhuMythos "Cthulhu fhtagn")[[/note]]. It's sometimes also called "[[spoiler:Perogra]]"[[note]](a reference to a campaign known as "World Eater", also DM'd by Weaver; the association is a result of similar symbols and mutagenic effects)[[/note]] or "[[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName The Barbed Wheel]]]]".
** [[spoiler: ...Ace]]. He has a face that looks like it's ''made of worms''.
* EldritchLocation: The whole facility to some degree, but especially Cold Storage. The brig also starts going this way ''hard'' towards the end.
* EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace: The entire premise[[note]](Though, it was more like "Escape from the Weird Place" until Stitches showed up...)[[/note]].
* EvilFeelsGood [[spoiler:Ruby feels this way when she sees the red glow with her third eye in the Dummy Room:]]
-->[[spoiler: A second echo suddenly comes through, piercingly.]]
-->[[spoiler:It's small, and it's just an echo, but it's still incredibly focused, overpoweringly potent.]]
-->[[spoiler:It hurts so badly, and yet...]]
-->[[spoiler:...and yet it feels strangely good.]]
-->[[spoiler:It's like a feeling that deep down, Ruby wants to feel forever.]]
* ExtraEyes: [[spoiler:Ruby has one. It allows her to see things differently, and keeps trying to kill her. And let's not even start about Subject 6...]]
* EyelessFace: [[spoiler:Subject 6, again.]]
* EyeScream
* EyeTake: A recurring event in the game[[note]](Often when one of the characters experience something very alarming)[[/note]].
* TheFaceless: Subjects 2 and 3 are mentioned and named but never seen. [[spoiler:Subject 2 likely never will be, since it's a major plot point that she ''didn't'' come back from being killed like the others.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, the top men who had retreated the facility and left Bella in charge of a lockdown.]]
* FacelessGoons: Ace. [[spoiler:Ace is seen [[TheReveal without his mask]] later on. All of /tg/ shits their pants.]]
* FaceRevealingTurn: Oh, it wasn't Tom after all.
* FadeToBlack
* FatalFamilyPhoto: [[spoiler: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] when giving Stitches the group photo after subduing him causes him to save Tom at the end.]]
* FanRemake: ''[[http://rpgmaker.net/games/6935/ Ruby Quest: Undertow]]'', said to follow the same general plot, but will deviate from it in some respects.
* FlashBack
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the game, Red called a "survivor", though it was still not clear that there was any sort of ''major'' disaster.
* ForScience: [[spoiler:Filbert, especially with Subject #2.]]
* FriendOrIdolDecision: There was going to be one wherein either they escaped or Filbert told them about their past; however, by that point [[spoiler:Filbert was dead]].
* GenreShift: The story quickly departs from its original relatively cheerful puzzle solving into the realms of unimaginable horrors, and doesn't turn back.
* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:The "cure".]]
* GroundhogDayLoop: [[spoiler:Heavily implied by Bella and of course the ending, though somewhat nonstandard as it appears to relate more to death/resurrection with manual resets than an actual looping timeline.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Subverted when Tom attempted it, only to be rescued by Stitches instead. Then played straight with Stitches immediately afterwards.]]
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: A large part of the horror depends on the art style. Since everything is black and white, with little shading, things may happen during the adventure in the background which take a moment to notice.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler:Filbert is going to cut the bad out of you.]]
* HollywoodCB: At one point, /tg/ tells Ruby and Tom to split up, but leave their radios on so that each can always hear the other. Two handheld radios broadcasting simultaneously would just mean that neither would hear the other.
* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: Ruby for a long time keeps her ([[spoiler: third eye]]) a [[DarkSecret secret]] from Tom, deadly scared of his reaction. Players at one point demanded that she reveals her secret, resulting in a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]].
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: As revealed by Bella near the ending, [[spoiler:the last day of the game is October 31]].
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Everyone in the facility is heading towards this, and Ace is already there. And then there's [[OneWingedAngel Filbert]] and [[BodyHorror Tom Nook]]...]]
* ImprovisedWeapon: The barbed wire glove, Ace's harpoon, and the '''BLUDGEONY CANESHOVEL'''.
** Also, the [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon JUNKOTRON MISSILE LAUNCHER]], although it was only a short jest at another one of /tg/'s ridiculous ideas.
* InstantSedation: Subverted; when tranquilizer is administered to [[spoiler:Stitches]], it takes about a minute of struggling before it takes effect.
* InterfaceScrew: "Red is TWO COINS fishtank."[[note]](Since Weaver's text is the closest this game has to an interface, it counts)[[/note]]
** Also this part:
--->>Ask him what he has been up to.\\
[[spoiler:Ruby shoves Stitches over the railing.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Ruby and Tom are a rabbit and a cat, respectively. Their relationship takes a backseat to all the action and horror, but it's still there. There was also, apparently, a romance between [[spoiler:a raccoon and a pig, but the latter is now either escaped or dead.]]
* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler:Ace qualifies:He seemed to survive an explosion, wasn't even slowed down by a crowbar in his thigh, and walked away after getting impaled by a giant hook[[note]](Although, this part was not actually seen)[[/note]].]]
* JigsawPuzzlePlot
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Bella, Maddie, and Red--in the end. Red [[BackFromTheDead came back once]] before figuring out how to make it permanent.]]
* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler:Ruby and Tom, just before the latter's (subverted) HeroicSacrifice.]]
** RuleOfRomantic: [[spoiler:Tom could have had enough time to save himself too, but his heroic last stand invoked a very nice and romantic kissing scene, so everyone pretty much ignored it.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[spoiler:Near the climax, /tg/ finally got stuck and asked Weaver for a hint. An adventure UI popped up, hint button included, and he gave them one]]
* LoadBearingBoss: [[spoiler:"It would seem Bella's death has also caused a minor systems/power shutdown."]]
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Most prominently visible in Filbert, who is known for growing grotesque limbs explosively.
* MadDoctor: [[spoiler:Filbert. [[IRejectYourReality He's not infected. You're all infected, but he isn't.]] [[BlatantLies It's okay though.]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters He's going to cut the bad out of you.]]]]
* MacGuffin: The cross-peg, for a time.
* MatureAnimalStory / SugarApocalypse: Cute anthropomorphic animals right out of ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''... in a setting that's basically Creator/HPLovecraft meets ''SilentHill''.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Several: both [[spoiler:Filbert and Bella]] are first shown like this, for instance. In either case, when the players tried to prompt Ruby in looking at them, they would be gone by the time she did.
** [[spoiler:Whenever past events are shown though some mannor, there are a few minor differences that have a big meaning; such as the horrific area of wall that Stitches body was bound to showed[[note]](or what looked like)[[/note]] a beautiful landscape painting[[note]](strikingly similar to that of the High Roller from DiveQuest)[[/note]].]]
* MeatMoss: [[spoiler: The Metal Glen's builders find a lost room covered in this [[DugTooDeep buried under the ocean]]. Guess what the [[PsychoSerum "cure"]] was made from?]]
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Almost averted: [[spoiler:When it came for one sacrificing his or her life to save the other, a lot of players wished for ''Ruby'' [[ContractualImmortality to stay behind instead of Tom.]] Fortunately they were both saved.]]
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Bella. After three opportunities for Ruby and Tom to end her life, and failing to do so, she finally snaps and gives them no other choice.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted with Jay, A.K.A. Emobird. By Weaver's own words: "His role was never originally going to be as an ally. He was in torturous pain and asked to die. I figured you'd kill him or leave him, but then like a billion people were like SAVE HIM, and I'm like "Well... I... OKAY!". I honestly couldn't think of any reasonable excuse not to let you save him: I mean, he wasn't locked up or anything."]]
* MindScrew: The story's entire premise.[[note]](i.e. if one does not pay close attention to the details/rules of the story)[[/note]]
* MoodWhiplash/ MoodDissonance: Despite being mostly rather horrific, the story has its occasional comedic moments: Often, when the players suggest something silly, Weaver is more than willing to comply.[[note]](Which sometimes tends to downplay the horror somewhat, when this is done at the wrong moment)[[/note]]
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: The facility in which the entire story takes place in--known as The Metal Glen--was, in a nutshell, built out of an odd, isolated, geological-formation from out in the middle of a secluded loch [[spoiler:for the specific purpose of doctors and medical researchers practicing/ testing treatments[[note]](treatments that would likely be deemed as "unconventional" by most)[[/note]] without the need of the proper permits, license, or the possibility of criminal prosecution.]]
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[spoiler:Tom.]]
* MundaneSolution:
-->[[spoiler:'''Ruby/ Tom''': But, if we just open the doors and leave everything gets out, too.\\
'''Bella''': You could just close it behind you.]]
* NightmareFace: Red.
** Also, many of the patients at one point or another.
** Ace in particular is shown to be this with his mask off.
* NoOSHACompliance/ MalevolentArchitecture:
** Narrow catwalk over huge fans... in a medical research institute for the blind. Granted, there are handrails, but still.
** Also, the often deadly capabilities of the [[spoiler:"Z-Hatch"]].
* NoteToSelf: [[spoiler:DO NOT TRUST #7]]. Also, [[spoiler:Filbert's note that he has recurring amnesia and is still clean.]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Ruby and Tom, by the very end]].
* OffModel: There are moments where characters and settings are sometimes disproportionate/ off-scale due to "poor erasure".
* OffTheRails:
** [[spoiler: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with.]] There was only a happy ending because the players, in essence, [[SequenceBreaking broke sequence]].]]
** The players spent good three games trying to recover a hand they had sent away through a pneumatic mail pipe. The hand was meant to be used as a key (fingerprint reader) in the room next door.
** at one point protagonists make a hole in a large pipe and crawl inside. Weaver [[LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading suspended the game]] for about an hour, drawing the new location at the exit of the pipe, which he didn't expect the players to reach this early.
* OhCrap: Numerous times, but especially:
-->[[spoiler:Filbert bites the crowbar in half.]]
** Also, every single time Ace shows up.
* OneSteveLimit: [[spoiler: Subverted with Tom.]]
* OntologicalMystery
* OutrunTheFireball: Tom grabs Ruby and runs out of Red's room just before the bomb goes off.
* PettingZooPeople: The cast of ''Ruby Quest'' appear to resemble these.
* PowerOfTrust: As said in the poem: "The flock that could not work together are sure still trapped in hell". It can be pretty safe to assume that unless Ruby and Tom trust each other and work together, they will stay down there.
** Or the line could have possibly been a [[StealthInsult hidden joke]] by Weaver in reference to /tg/'s normally chaotic, uncompromising nature.
* PsychoSerum: [[spoiler:Red discovered too late his "cures" had a few side-effects.]]
* QuestForIdentity: Neither of the characters know very much of their past.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that [[spoiler:they never actually find too much answers, either.]]
** [[spoiler:Weaver originally intended to have Filbert try to use the information about the characters' pasts to keep them from getting on the tram. When the time came this was impossible, for obvious reasons.]]
* {{Railroading}}: A common accusation by the trolls.
** [[spoiler:Used later literally (and [[JustifiedTrope justifiably]]) in a flashback, when Ruby completely ignored the players when they wanted to have a pleasant chat with Stitches and instead threw him into some deadly fans.]] Lampshaded at the end sequence, when Weaver describes [[spoiler:the automated tram, including the phrase "CHOO CHOO"]].
** For a long time, Ruby firmly refused to reveal her [[spoiler:third eye]] to Tom, but under strong pressure from the players, she reveals her secret, which probably saves a lot of grief later.
** Also, WordOfGod says that Red [[spoiler:had rigged his riddle so that even if they ''had'' answered right, he would still not let them in.]]
* RealityBreakingParadox: [[spoiler:Someone--it's hinted to be Red--had done this somewhere along the line using one of the Cjopaze's artifacts to break the space within the Brig.]]
* RevealShot: Ruby opens a door: the camera shows a close picture of her and a face of a bear, looking at each other. When it pans out, it is revealed that [[spoiler:the head is the ''only'' good part of him, while the rest is just bloody chunks.]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: [[spoiler:Red's room]], which was revealed to be almost normal when compared to [[spoiler: Ace's room]].
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Everyone, EVERYONE[[note]](well, almost)[[/note]] during the "outbreak of violence" before the events of the game.]]
* SceneryGorn: Weaver's incredibly high-detailed illustrations of [[spoiler:"The Barbed Wheel"]] and such.
* SceneryPorn: The beautifully painted, [[spoiler:colored sunset seen at the end of the game.]]
* SealedEvilInACan
* SealedWithAKiss: Not the best possible example, as [[spoiler:there was still some action after it,]] but counts.
* SequenceBreaking: Instead of searching for a key to a particular medicine cabinet, Tom smashes it open. [[spoiler:This gave players the tranquilizer ahead of time, allowing them to incapacitate Stitches instead of killing him.]] In a similar vein, [[spoiler:Tom kills Filbert in a CurbStompBattle, preventing him from potentially halting Ruby and Tom's escape later in the campaign.]]
** Also when the thread has them go up a pipe.
--> "Give me a while to draw the next part. You guys weren't suppose to get here yet."
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The [[spoiler:cure to Tom's arsenic poisoning]] appears to be something called "[[spoiler:Dimercaptosuccinic Acid]]" later called "[[spoiler:Succimer]]".
* SinisterScrapingSound: Happens when Ace pulls apart the Z-Hatch.
* ShoutOut:
** All characters are based upon VideoGame/AnimalCrossing characters.
*** This fact was directly referenced by Red while using one of his AC counterpart's famous lines.[[note]]\\
** [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos It hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts]]]]
** Weaver has admitted that TheWhiteChamber was one of the main inspirations for Ruby Quest. Several scenes, in particular the [[spoiler:fan scene]], are taken directly from it.
** An early command suggests carving a [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures pumpkin]] into the shape of a keycard to solve a puzzle; Ruby, however, is stated not to be [[Webcomic/ProblemSleuth sleuthy]] enough to do so.[[note]](Given the similarity of the two projects, this reference was probably inevitable)[[/note]]
** There is also a couple of VideoGame/SystemShock references [[spoiler:with a BodyHorror shouting "Please kill me!]] and another [[spoiler:inserting 0645 into a keypad.]] This was also probably inevitable.
** Weaver references two William Murdochs in the game; as both the engineer[[note]](creator of the pneumatic tube)[[/note]] and the poet[[note]](to which he accurately mimicked the style of while writing his pseudo poem, ''The Metal Glen'' -- Possibly a LiteraryAllusionTitle)[[/note]].
** "[[VideoGame/DwarfFortress He menaces with spikes of]] [[BodyHorror flesh]] at Tom."
** '''''[[CthulhuMythos IA IA]] [[spoiler:CJOPAZE]] [[CthulhuMythos FHTAGN]]'''''
** At one point, Ruby reassures Tom that "There's nothing wrong with her, and if there was, she's better now," a direct quote from ''Film/TheThing1982''.
** Tom's "[[Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil radio crackers]]" at one point when Ruby calls the walkie-talkie.
** [[spoiler:Bella remarks how there is no infection; the only disease is the one the doctors made. This has a similarity to Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheStand''.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: since Filbert caused so many problems, the players imput prompted Tom to pull this before the lecture even ''started''.
* SlasherSmile:
** Red has pretty much perfected this.
*** [[spoiler:Ruby [[GlasgowGrin helped]].]]
** And also #6.
* SpiritualSuccessor: One of Weaver's more recent quests, NanQuest, functions as this to Ruby Quest.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler:What is presumed to be Sven's remains.]]
* SuperLoser: [[spoiler:Tom and Ruby apparently had a possibility of escaping by breaking through a outside leading window; but unfortunately, neither of them knew how to swim.]]
* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: It sure surprised Weaver, who [[OffTheRails hadn't expected]] the players to make the decisions leading to it.
* TakeThat: Remember all those people calling "Railroading!"? [[spoiler: The end has Ruby and Tom ride a tram to safety. Weaver even threw in a "CHOO CHOO".]]
* TechnologyPorn: Many of the gadgets and workings of the facility give a big feeling of [[ScienceFiction science/]][[OrganicTechnology organic-tech]] fiction into the storyline.
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Red,]] which also serves as his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:Subverted: Tom actually thought it was pretty cool.]]
* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:Tom was the (allegedly) incredibly dangerous Subject 6 all along. The only thing even vaguely hinting to it was how he felt good smashing inanimate objects, and the notes from later in the adventure mention that Subject 6 was transferred to the brig at some point due to the extreme danger he posed. Which is where Ruby first meets Tom...]]
* TragicMonster: Mostly everyone, except for Ruby and Tom, who aren't monstrous enough, and Ace, who's not tragic enough[[note]]though he presumably [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan]][[/note]].
* TheUnsolvedMystery: [[spoiler:Everyone is still clueless of much of the stuff.]]
** [[spoiler:Creator/{{Weaver}} has answered most of the questions anyone cared to ask, however. Indirectly, of course.]]
* UnusualEars: The only way most of the characters can be told apart, due to the simplistic art style.
* TheUnpronounceable: [[spoiler:"Cjopaze Fhtagn" (Apparently, most accurate pronunciation is Syo-pah-zay Ff-ha-tay-gen)]]
* ViewersAreGeniuses: Much of the controversy about the TwistEnding revolves around the fact that [[spoiler:many readers [[MistakenIdentity mistook Daisy in the coffin for Ruby]].]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:[[DeadAllAlong "You're dead."]]]]
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Ace's mask.
* WhiteVoidRoom: The setting in one of Ruby's hallucinations.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:A ''bad'' side effect of the "cure".]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler:As things are, everyone still inside the facility is being promised an eternal life as unholy mutants. Hopefully this can be averted.]]
** [[spoiler:WordOfGod (Weaver) states that Red's death was indeed a permanent one.]]
* XMeetsY: ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is often described as VideoGame/AnimalCrossing meets SilentHill.
** Alternatively, Creator/HPLovecraft meets ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures''.
* YouAllMeetInACell

!!Ruby Quest [[AlternateContinuity Discontinuity]]/ Additional Quests/ Jokes by Weaver

Along with the feature presentation, The Weaver also DM'd several other [[GaidenGame small adventures]] within the same campaign as [[SelfParody Self Parodies]] and additional reference.

The archives to both ''God Quest'' and ''Daisy Quest'' can be found [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Weaver here]].

* GagSeries: Considerably.
* [[GaidenGame Gaiden Games]]
* HappyEnding: Weaver's alternate ''"Good End"'' to ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''.
* PoesLaw: Many of Weaver's discontinuity gags and jokes appear to be actually half-canon to the story.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent

!!!''The Metal Glen''

The poem to which ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' was based on.

* AlternateContinuity: Humans were the antagonists of the story, instead of just more animals.
* AnAesop: The only way to escape from the {{Hell}} you are trapped in is by trusting one another and working together.
* BreakingTheBonds
* HumansAreCthulhu

!!!''John Quest''

Has its [[Roleplay/JohnQuest own page]].

!!!''Thursday Quest''

Kid whines about Ruby Quest; raging, madness, absence of the fourth-wall, Thursday, and Orkz ensue.

* AnachronicOrder
* CharacterTitle: ''???''[[note]]''(Averted... Subverted... Inverted. Hard to tell...)''[[/note]]
* EasterEgg: [=NotWeaver=]'s blank image file is labeled "invisibleporn.png".
** In addition, he uses .png as the extension of his image files instead of the usual .gif.
* FourthWallMailSlot
* IdentityImpersonator: It was hinted that not only was Daisy impersonating Maddie, [[spoiler:but also Lucy and Ruby, as well.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Most of /tg/ are all bullying, taunting, swearing, and giving "Maddie" a vicious tongue-lashing [[JerkJustifications by the fact that]] she is neither Ruby nor ''"Thursday?"''.
** PetTheDog: At least a few Anonymous treated her to a few nice words, and [[NiceGuy one]] was nice enough to comment:
-->''"Hey, don't listen to that guy! You're doing great, Maddie!"\\
Keep your chin up, man, things are going to be great for you. You'll see."''
** KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Even after the "Maddie" confesses that [[spoiler:Filbert had been sexually abusing her, as well as the rest of the patients]]; most of /tg/ are unsympathetic and ''still'' continue to taunt and harass her.
-->[[spoiler:''[[JerkassHasAPoint "That's no cure.]]\\
[[{{Jerkass}} Enjoy your children by a homosexual faggot."]]'']]
* TemptingFate/ SarcasmMode: One Anonymous makes a remark referencing Maddie's monster-mouth mutation which had appeared in her right eye during ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''.
-->''"Nice pair of eyes. I sure hope nothing happens to ruin their symmetry."''

!!!''Mushroom Forest''

A baffling continuation of Ruby Quest?

* AprilFoolsDay
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The "Thing That Should Not Be" looks like a giant, slimy, freakish-looking beetle.
* {{Brofist}}: Ruby to some odd web-creature.
* CargoCult: The totem of the local ''"Goddess of Pleasure"''.
* ChasedByAngryNatives
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Weaver has Ruby insert a set of stinkhorn mushrooms into a totem of the local ''Goddess of Pleasure,'' mistaking /tg/'s suggestions of "giving the idol what it wants" by having Ace... [[DontExplainTheJoke Well, you kinda get the idea...]]
* CoolGuns: The [[Creator/HPLovecraft LOVECRAFTIAN]] BLUNDERBUSS.
* EldritchAbomination: The "Thing That Should Not Be".
* FanService: Contained in liberal amounts.
* ItsPersonal:
-->''"This one's for Stitches."''
* NightmareFace: The web-creature.
* NoodleIncident: Many of them -- {{Lampshaded}}
* SaveThePrincess: The Rover.

!!!''Déjà Vu Ruby Quest''

Stitcher[[note]](a /tg/ user)[[/note]] reposts the opening picture of Ruby Quest.

However, strange things happen as Weaver interferes with fate.

* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Muschio[[note]](Or at least another volto)[[/note]] from Weaver's own DiveQuest, and a few other character from his other quests [that has yet to become identified].]]
%%* TheEnd
* FandomNod: [[spoiler:Weaver ends the gag with him suddenly integrating/re-illustrating the Angry Marine's [[FanFic/AngryMarinesRubyQuest retelling of Ruby Quest]] into it[[note]](much to the audience's [[TrollingCreator bewilderment]], [[RuleOfFunny amusement]], and delight).[[/note]]]]
* FanSequel: [[spoiler:Averted.]]
* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: Hordes of them[[note]](along with another few, odd anthro-creatures)[[/note]] are seen invading, scattering, and dispersing into the otherside of Tom's cell [[spoiler:until Angry Marine Ruby punches through the floor and rescues Tom.]]
* {{Gonk}}: The [[spoiler:Furries are portrayed as such.]]
* MadDoctor: [[spoiler:Filbert is seen standing over Ruby while holding his signature bone-saw and the scalpel, uttering the classic "Trust me, I'm a doctor" line.]]
* {{Prequel}}: Sort of...[[note]](Apparently, the events are taking place sometime around November 1st)[[/note]]
* {{Slogan}}: ''Ruby dimly remembers some faint slogan'':
-->''"Auto-electrocution is never the solution."''

!!!''Daisy Quest''

The long-awaited sequel to Ruby Quest!

* AprilFoolsDay
* CharacterTitle
* CrackPairing: See FanDisservice.
* FanDisservice: ''"Daisy makes out with [[spoiler:the... RED GROWTH creature?"'']]
* FlippingTheBird: Hard to tell with those scrawny little appendages, but it's presumably what she is doing in the last image.
* MindScrew: At one point, water begins to quickly seep in Daisy's cell through the small air-holes. [[spoiler:Once she makes outside, there is not any water visibly seen near the locker for there to be seeping through.]]
* TakeThatAudience: "''[[spoiler:Happy April Fools Day]]''" *[[FlippingTheBird bam!]]* ♥~Yatta~♥

->''[[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue And what became of cat and hare?\\
Did they break free to purer air?\\
To guess their fate we shouldn't dare\\
Perhaps their tale closed well...]]''

->'''''"[[FanFic/AngryMarinesRubyQuest —Fuck No.]]\\
Ruby and her ass pal escape [[{{Irony}} to the]] [[MoonRabbit fucking moon]].\\
They live HappilyEverAfter.\\
On the moon.\\
Every night they watch the earth BURN.\\
Purged by [[KillItWithFire cleansing fire]].\\
Ruby and Tom fucking love each other.\\
[[BabiesEverAfter They make a million babies]].\\
Their children reclaim earth."'''''\\
''Oh lord.''\\
'''''"[[MemeticMutation FOR THE EMPEROR!]]"'''''