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->The Glukkons were scared 'cause profits were grim.\\
Paramites and Scrabs had been turning up thin.\\
But [[BigBad Molluck]] was cool; he had a plan.\\
This new kind of meat? '''''[[FirstEpisodeSpoiler IT]] [[CarnivoreConfusion WAS]] [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion US!]]'''''
-->-- ''Abe's Oddysee''

A series of games starting on the original Playstation, the Oddworld series (the only series made by the aptly-named Oddworld Inhabitants) are four[[note]]not including remakes and ports by third-parties[[/note]] games that take place on the alien planet of Oddworld. Revolving around either AlmightyJanitor Abe & co. or the BountyHunter Stranger, the games typically involve their protagonist going up against TheMan in an anti-corporate, pro-environment plotline that is surprisingly not too {{anvilicious}}.

In the first game, ''Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee'', Mudokon cleaner Abe spies on an executive board meeting at [=RuptureFarms=], a slaughterhouse/factory, where he learns profits are dwindling due to livestock sources reaching extinction. The execs, known as Glukkons, decide then and there that the way to drive profits up is to [[HumanResources chop up the Mudokon slaves]] they have cleaning the factories. Naturally terrified, Abe escapes from [=RuptureFarms=] 1029 while rescuing as many of his fellow slaves as possible and, after meeting native [[ShapedLikeItself Big Face]], Abe must save the remaining wildlife, regain a lost ancient power, and return to [=RuptureFarms=] to liberate his people.

''Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus'', taking off exactly where Oddysee left off, has Abe promptly setting off to take down [=SoulStorm=] Brewery, a distillery that makes highly addictive drinks from [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies the bones of the Mudokon dead]]. Fundamentally similar to ''Oddysee'', ''Exoddus'' adds Mudokon emotions and states (including angry, sad, excited and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick blind]] to name a few). It also tripled the Mudokon slave total as Abe topples the [=SoulStorm=] Mining Co., Bonewerkz, Slig Barracks, and [=FeeCo=] Depot.

The third game is ''Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee'', and introduces LastOfHisKind Munch the Gabbit. After Gabbits are hunted to the brink of extinction for their eggs (sold as product ''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Gabbiar]]''), Munch is teamed up with Abe in an attempt to manipulate the Glukkons and win the last Gabbiar can in existence through an auction. Not only is it the first 3D game in the series, ''Munch's Oddysee'' introduces an additional race for saving (the Fuzzles), allows the player to control two heroes, lets the Mudokons level up and fight back (to an extent) and adds an anti-animal testing message [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped to its range of anvils]].

Finally, there's spin-off ''Oddworld: Strangers Wrath''; set in a WildWest far from Rupture Farms, the story follows a bounty hunter called "Stranger" as he tries to make enough cash for a mysterious, life-saving operation. Released as an expansive title[[note]]Since the Abe games are all set on continent Mudos, Strangers Wrath was made to give an insight into other areas, and wasn't going to count as the one of the main quintology games.[[/note]], Stranger's Wrath is more of a [[FirstPersonShooter First]][=/=]ThirdPersonShooter that gives the player a [[BeeBeeGun critter-firing]] [[DoesntLikeGuns crossbow]], as well as a more aggressive (and less platform based) experience.

After the release of ''Stranger's Wrath'', Oddworld Inhabitants appeared to quietly disappear from the video games industry, leaving the story hanging and a long-awaited RTS called ''Hand Of Odd'' unreleased. However, in December 2010, the formerly {{Xbox}}-exclusive entries finally received a cross-platform UpdatedRerelease in the form of the [=OddBoxx=], including every entry so far in the series, up for download on {{Steam}} and the Playstation Network.

In mid-2011, the company made an unexpected (but by no means unwelcome) return to the industry, and promptly announced high-definition remasterings of ''Stranger's Wrath'' and ''Munch's Oddysee'', which are to be released via digital distribution for PC, PS3, PS4, [[PlayStationVita Vita]] and WiiU, and developed by Just Add Water Ltd. There is also a ground-up 2.5D remake of ''Oddysee'' in development, dubbed ''Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty''.

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[[folder:Main Series]]
* AbortedArc: As revealed by Abe's Exoddus' complete ending, Munch's Oddysee was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] going to have Abe rescuing his [[MissingMom mother]], Queen Sam.
* AerithAndBob: You have Abe, Alf, Lady Margaret and Humphrey alongside Molluck, Phleg, Skillya and [[PunnyName As]][[UnfortunateName lik]].
** Also the creatures of Oddworld, which can be as exotic like Mudokon/Glukkon/Paramite, blatant like Meep/Slog/Slurg, or flat out lazy like Bat/Rat/Bird.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Played straight and yet subverted with the Greeters. See StepfordSmiler.
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Vykker's Labs
* AlignmentBasedEndings: How many Mudokons (and in Munch's Oddysee, Fuzzles) you rescue affects your [[CallARabbitASmeerp "quarma"]]. Good quarma will result in an upbeat ending, whereas bad quarma will give you a ''significantly'' more unpleasant ending [[spoiler: where the surviving Mudokons/Fuzzles effectively leave you to die]].
* AllThereInTheManual: Most of the stuff we know about Oddworld is from the website, Art Book or WordOfGod.
* AlmightyJanitor: Abe; Savior of the Mudokons, Avatar of the Shrykull, Janitor of Rupture Farms, ButtMonkey of the Mudokon people.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Averted; Sligs have a FreudianExcuse of having a mother who intentionally beats them to make them mean, Lulu is, at worst, a HarmlessVillain, and the Mudokons are shown to have some rather racially supremacist notions in the backstory, giving the Glukkons a reason for their hatred.
* AmericanAccents: The vast majority of Oddworld's inhabitants (save for [[GratuitousFrench Ze Brewmaster]] and [[SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish Headley the Vykker auctioneer]]) sound American. Kept fresh, however, through variety in race and location (such as Clakkerz speaking in Southern Yat).
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Inverted. In the Japanese release of Abe's Oddysee, Mudokon Pops are popsicles shaped like Mudokons, rather than the severed heads impaled on popsicle sticks from the American version. In Abe's Exoddus, the toned-down version of the image was used in English-speaking areas as well.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In some levels, you're required to find and listen to a bell tune and then repeat it at another part of the level to continue, using the chant to possess bells. Luckily however, you're not required to remember the tune, when Abe possesses the bells they will play it automatically.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The Brewmaster has employee regulations to prevent the collapse of [=SoulStorm=] Breweries, which forbid "tampering with the main boiler", "following mudokon terrorists", "entering shrykull portals" and ''"criticizing [[SubliminalAdvertising the full, rich flavor of [=SoulStorm=] brew"]]''.
* ArtMajorBiology: In the first two games, getting gored by a saw/drill (or shot excessively by a slig) will cause the character [[MadeOfExplodium to shatter like a clay model]] and leave behind no viscera, blood or organs. Granted, ratings and graphical limitations exist, but the fact they are games based around industrial animal processing makes their absence questionable.
** [[HollywoodEvolution Evolution]][=/=][[ArtMajorPhysics Physics]]: The HandWave given for Glukkon backstory implies [[DevolutionDevice generations spent indoors]] somehow caused them to not only devolve, ''[[LegoGenetics but is what causes their eyes to glow.]]''[[note]]Since their eyes seemingly glow, this means their eyes either emit light or are reflective, making them either nonsensical or useless respectively.[[/note]]
* ArtificialLimbs: The Sligs have cybernetic legs.
* AsbestosFreeCereal: Most forms of advertising are brutally honest, ''but twist it into a positive:''
-->''[=SoulStorm=] Brew... twice the flavor... twice the bones... twice the price!''
* {{Auction}}: For the last can of Gabbiar (Gabbit eggs).
* AwesomeYetImpractical: The Shrykull transformation, which can destroy all onscreen enemies and hazards, but to get it, you have to rescue a certain number of Mudokons at once, and you only get one shot with it.
* BadBoss: The Glukkons, who have a habit of treating their guards as horribly as the slaves; even sligs caught sleeping will be [[MakeAnExampleOfThem executed]] ''[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill then]]'' [[FelonyMisdemeanor court-marshaled.]]
-->'''V.P. Aslik''': Uncle Aslik's been takin' good care o' ya, right? I love all-ya like you was my own, right?! But if we don't catch this Abe guy... ''[[CarnivoreConfusion IT'S THE BREW VATS FOR ALL-YA!]]'' '''''[[VillainousDemotivator Now, what're ya waitin' for?! Get back ta work!]]'''''
* BeePeople: The Mudokons, Sligs and Glukkons are all eusocial species, with the only known Mudokon queen being held captive, the Slig queen abusing and then selling her children as low-cost security, and the Glukkon queen residing in a palace. Paramites are apparently eusocial as well.
* BehindTheBlack: Secret areas are typically hidden behind foreground objects, through tunnels, and down drops that should be in plain sight for Abe.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Failing to console a Mudokon who has witnessed two deaths will result in him [[DrivenToSuicide losing hope and trying to kill himself]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Abe seems like an amiable little goofball, but get in his way and he'll have no qualms about taking over your mind and [[PsychicAssistedSuicide making you run into a meat saw]].
* BigBad[=/=]BigBadDuumvirate: Molluck, in the first game. General Dripik, Vice President Aslik, Director Phleg, and the Brewmaster in the second, and Humphrey and Irwin in the third.
* BigNo: Lulu does this during the ending cutscene for Munch's Oddysee; some Mudokons outside of Vykkers' Labs hear it and respond [[LampshadeHanging "Somebody's really pissed off!"]]. Invoked again with it ''being a newspaper quote.''
* BigRedButton: At the end of Exoddus in Soulstorm Brewery's boiler: "ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NEVER EVER TURN THIS WHEEL!" [[ButThouMust Guess what your mission is.]]
** Similarly in Abe's Oddysee, a literal big red (hand-shaped) button with a "DO NOT PUSH" sign. Story-wise you're supposed to press it but if you don't you just miss a cut-scene.
* BizarreAlienBiology: This is ''Odd''world, after all.
** BizarreAlienLocomotion[=/=]MultipurposeTongue: Fleeches use their tongues both as a way to ensnare their prey and as a makeshift grappling hook.
** BizarreAlienReproduction: See BeePeople, above. Vykkers also [[TrulySingleParent reproduce asexually.]]
** BizarreAlienSenses[=/=]SuperSenses: Lacking eyes, Scrabs sense electrical impulses to find their prey, and Paramites navigate primarily through smell, rather than vision.
** BizarreSexualDimorphism: [[AllThereInTheManual While we haven't seen them yet]], the female queens are much larger than the males of their species.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: While Abe has generally good intentions, his main method of rebellion is [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]], and he not only [[PayEvilUntoEvil kills countless Sligs and Glukkons]], but laughs about it afterwards. The other Mudokons also have no qualms about leaving him to die if he [[WhatTheHellHero doesn't save enough of their pals]], and the Mudokon race as a whole has a history of being somewhat supremacist and holier than thou.
** Munch's Oddysee is notable in that, in order to enter Vykker's labs, Abe and Munch give harmless oaf Lulu riches and fame, only to take it away for their own ends and ruining his life on a whim. The kicker? [[IDidWhatIHadToDo Despite being justified]] the good ending ''[[WhatTheHellHero still shows Lulu begging for money on the street.]]''
* BlackComedy: Much of the humour in this series is very dark, once you get past the ToiletHumor and occasional slapstick.
* BlatantLies: The Glukkon propaganda, which not only labels Abe as a terrorist (despite the fact [[MoralMyopia they own slaves]]), but consists of contradictions.
-->'''Sign''': It has come to my attention that some employees believe that Bonewerkz can be shut down [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial by turning off the five main boilers.]] Rubbish! This filthy lie is spurious, reprehensible and completely untrue! Furthermore, '''''[[ImplausibleDeniability any employee who turns off all five workwheels and shuts down Bonewerkz will be immediately down sized.]]'''''
* BrokenAesop: In ''Abe's Oddysee'', we're told that Scrabs and Paramites are sacred creatures that lost respect after being farmed for food. So what's the best way to show your respect for them? By trampling through their sacred grounds and killing any that provoke you or stand in your way. To be fair, in ''Exoddus'' Abe doesn't [[PsychicAssistedSuicide make them explode]] after possessing them, and most puzzles involving them can be solved without killing them.
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Both Sligs and Glukkons; though the Sligs have [[ElectronicEyes their masks]] to explain it, the Glukkons can do it [[GlowingEyesOfDoom because it's creepy.]]
* CallARabbitASmeerp: The more normal creatures of Oddworld suffer from this, such as Meep, Slurgs, Chippunks and Oktigi to name a few[[note]]Respectively: weird sheep, squeaking slugs, insulting chipmunks, and ''[[BreadEggsMilkSquick telepathic octopuses.[[/note]]''
* CarnivoreConfusion: Very frequent, as despite Mudokons being considered sentient equals to Glukkons at one point, the Glukkons have no qualms with using both living, enslaved, or dead Mudokons in products. ''Abe's Oddysee'' has them trying to use Mudokon meat, ''Abe's Exoddus'' has them using Mudokons for their bones and [[spoiler:tears]], and ''Munch's Oddysee'' extends this to Gabbits for their eggs and lungs (for food and organ donation respectively).
* CinematicPlatformGame: The first two games, at least.
* ContinuityNod: ''New 'n' Tasty'' is to feature Boombats as enemies.
* CoolAirship[=/=]FlyingSaucer: Vykker's Labs and smaller Vykker aircraft are an odd mix of these. Lulu has one of the former.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Glukkons.
* CrapsackWorld: Oddworld, so much.
* DeadlyEuphemism: '''New N' Tasty''' is never a good sign in a slaughterhouse without morals.
* DebutQueue: The initial plan for the franchise was a five game series, starting with Abe - each additional game would add another new character to the playable party and be titled "Newcharacter's Oddyssee". The other mentioned character who would have joined the team would have been "Squeek", a tiny and friendly parasite-like creature. A character named "Nod" was rumored to join the team after Squeek, but WordOfGod confirmed this to be a hoax.
* TheDogBitesBack: The whole point of the games, besides the GreenAesop. The protagonists are members of races that have been oppressed and/or hunted to near-extinction, are manage to get back at their victimizers at the end of the games. Even the fuzzles apparently get some vengeance.
* DragonTheirFeet: See TheManBehindTheMan.
* {{Dystopia}}: Oh so much.
* EarlyBirdCameo: A sign for the then under-construction Vykker's Labs appears in ''Abe's Exoddus''.
* ElectronicEyes: The Sligs sport heads-up-display and pilot visors. Their inherently poor eyesight [[TheSacredDarkness is a strategic point.]]
** Their poor eyesight is arguably TruthInTelevision - Sligs have compound eyes, which have an inherently low resolution in comparison to lens eyes.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Vykkers reportedly gross out their corporate partners with their Mengele-like medical experiments. Keep in mind, that some of their partners are individuals willing to murder 30 employees for a single's escape and gas an entire factory to death to prevent a meltdown.
* EternalEngine: The majority of Abe's Oddysee.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Brewmaster from Exoddus.
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: The bees that chase Abe in the first game. They will kill you if you stand still. The only way to get rid of them is to run past another Mudokon or Elum and pass the swarm off onto them - strangely enough, they won't be killed by them.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], given that Abe is a wanted fugitive and, in the case of the guardian wildlife, is trespassing on sacred ground.
* EvilDetectingDog: An inverted case with the Slogs. Some of them are capable of detecting when a Slig is possessed and will attack it as viciously as they would attack Abe.
* EvilutionaryBiologist[=/=]MadScientist: The Vykkers.
* EvilMatriarch: Maggie and Skillya, the Glukkon and Slig queens.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason Abe lost a finger between the first and second games. (And by executive, we mean the {{Yakuza}}, who claimed to have the Japanese equivalent of a copyright on any [[{{Yubitsume}} characters with four fingers]]. Seriously).
** Also why Oddworld initially left the business. While trying to find a publisher to host their newest game, they noticed that their potential partners kept wanting to renegotiate their contract. According to what they said in a [=GameInformer=] interview, this would have led to a cycle of Oddworld not getting paid while they jumped through hoops to please their partners. Not wanting any part in this, they simply called it off and closed up.
* EyelessFace: Many of the fauna of Oddworld is eyeless.
* EyeScream[=/=]WipeThatSmileOffYourFace: In order to maximize productivity, Mudokons may be subject to lips being stitched shut to prevent talking and eyes sewn shut to keep miners compliant.
* FantasticRacism: The critical event that sparked everything in the story was a crater the shape of a Mudokon hand appearing on one of Oddworld's moons; since the Mudokons believed themselves to be the chosen race, the Glukkons nearly wiped themselves out trying to compete, resulting in their industrial revolution and the enslaving of the Mudokons as retaliation.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Averted in Oddysee's ending. When Abe's suspended over a meat grinder he thrashes about and begs Molluck to spare him.
* {{Fartillery}}: After drinking brew, Abe can fart explosively, and even ''possess'' his farts.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: ''Oddysee'' has the reveal that Mudokon slaves are next on the menu at [=RuptureFarms=], ''Exoddus'' has the twist that [=SoulStorm=] Brew is made from Mudokon bones.
* FiveManBand: What the series would have ended with, had it not been nixed.
* FlipScreenScrolling: In Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus.
* FourthWallMailSlot: Alf's Rehab and Tea
* FragileSpeedster: The Mudokons; granted, they can outrun and [[ConfusionFu out-sneak]] Sligs with ease, but they die fantastically easy (as they can commit suicide ''by slapping themselves on the forehead a few times'').
* FreudianExcuse: The Sligs. See AlwaysChaoticEvil
* GaiasLament: All of the games take place in both barren environments decaying from over-harvesting and the sinister factories of the respective BigBad(s).
* GaidenGame: ''Abe's Exoddus'' was designated as outside the quintology.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The fact that Rupture Farms, Necrum Mines, [=FeeCo=] Depot, Slig Barracks, Bonewerkz and Soulstorm Brewery are all vastly larger than the facilities in Munch's Oddysee may qualify. Also, all Glukkons sound the same in Exoddus, despite Dripik, Phleg and Aslik all having different voices in cutscenes.
* GeneralFailure: It's a wonder how General Dripik got his position, considering he cannot remember his own name. Either that, or he has stage fright.
* GenreBlindness: In Exoddus, Abe is finally imbibed with the power of invisibility. Cue the Glukkons coming up with locking their places up so tight that Abe ''[[TemptingFate "would have to be invisible to break in."]]''
* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: The laughing gas in Exoddus, which makes even depressed Mudokons so overjoyed [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan only a smack to the head will fix them.]]
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Maggie and Skillya, the Glukkon and Slig queens, the former being TheManBehindTheMan and the latter of which is the Slig race's collective FreudianExcuse. On the flipside, there's poor old Sam, the Mudokon Queen.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Glukkons are generally seen puffing on cigars or cigarettes - with the exception of General Dripik, who smokes a pipe ''with'' a cigar in it.
* TheGreys: Vykkers are modelled after these.
* GreenAesop: Pretty much the theme behind most of the the games.
* GuideDangIt: Saving all the Mudokons is hard enough as it is... so of course there are ''secret'' screens hiding even more. And in both Oddysee and Exoddus, one of them is on the ''first screen of the game''.
** Hell, in one instance there is even a secret area hidden ''inside another secret area''.
** In ''Abe's Exoddus'', screens with access to secret screens have brew bottles lying around, making it slightly easier. Oddysee is not so consistent (although you can often hear snoring Sligs, and sometimes see falling debris).
** Novice players beware - in ''Abe's Oddysee'' you are never told in-game that you should rescue your co-workers, or precisely how (although they do explain ''some'' of it in the manual). In fact, the first time a sign instructs you how to save anyone, ''you've already passed ten of the 99 mudokons you can save.''
* HappinessInSlavery: Abe, who was perfectly happy being a slave until he found out about [[CarnivoreConfusion "Mudokon Pops"]].
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: It's never stated outright who the President (as opposed to Vice President Aslik) of [=FeeCo=] Depot is. Strong possibility it was Molluck, though, and the position hadn't been filled in the short space of time between Oddysee and Exoddus.
* {{Homage}} - This game is highly influenced by [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Orwell's]] ideas of dystopia and the game itself contain several homages to his works, e.g. quotes from Literature/NineteenEightyFour appear in Abe's Exoddus' scroll signs.
--> '''Abe:''' I saw what their next product was going to be: ''[[SoylentGreen IT WAS US!]]''
* [[HumanResources Mudokon Resources]]: The game begins in ''Abe's Oddysee'' when Abe finds out the Glukkons are planning to launch "Mudokon Pops", and in ''Abe's Exoddus'' he discovers that Soulstorm Brew contains the bones [[spoiler: and tears]] of Mudokon workers.
-->'''Abe''': ''First our meat, then our bones,'' '''''now [[spoiler:our tears]]?!'''''
* HumanoidAliens: To varying degrees, Mudokons, Clakkerz, Grubbs, Outlaws and Wolvarks.
* IronButtmonkey: Abe ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation in cutscenes]], at least).
* KentBrockmanNews: The "Magog on the March" flash news you can watch in ''Exoddus''. Of course, HilarityEnsues.
* KillerRabbit: The fuzzles; they're small, fuzzy, and absolutely ''adorable'', but man, will they ''mess you up'' if you cross 'em.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Granted, [[PsychicAssistedSuicide possession]] is cool, but Stranger and the Sligs make a good case for this trope.
* TheMessiah: Abe and Munch. Squeek and a fourth and fifth guy if they ever show up, too.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Munch's Oddysee'' is quite a bit more lighthearted compared to the dark themes and atmosphere of the first two games.
* LampshadeHanging: In the good ending of ''Munch's Oddysee'', Abe remarks, "Usually when I leave a mean place like that, it blows up."
* LastOfHisKind: Many of the "good" species find themselves in their predicament, pushed to extinction by the Glukkon's industrial parks, and then you have to just barely save them.
* LawEnforcementInc: [=SligBarracks=].
* LudicrousGibs: In the first two games, releasing control after possessing something made it explode violently, and that's excluding many other gruesome kinds of death.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Of course Rupture Farms and Soulstorm Brewery have NoOSHACompliance.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], via DragonTheirFeet: Molluck, the BigBad of Oddysee, is revealed to have been the superior of all of Exoddus Big Bads. Played straight with Queen Margaret and Molluck, and another possible example comes with the Khanzumerz, a nebulous group who are the purchasers of Magog products.
* MayContainEvil: Exoddus has the Glukkons offering free [=SoulStorm=] Brew samples; it then turns out the brew is so highly addictive that Mudokons [[ImpossiblyDeliciousFood will drink it to the point of hangover and dependence]], forcing them into slavery to meet their addiction. Abe is the only character who can handle it, ''[[AppliedPhlebotinum and even he suffers the side effect of explosive farts.]]''
* MeaningfulName: Abe. Could reference the biblical Abraham or Abraham Lincoln [[DontExplainTheJoke (who freed the slaves)]]. The Magog Cartel is also a biblical reference.
* MindControl: Chanting allows you to possess Sligs. In ''Exoddus'', you gain the ability to possess Glukkons, Scrabs, Paramites, and exploding farts as well.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: The basis of Abe's Oddysee; [[HappinessInSlavery Abe only escapes slavery and overthrows [=RuptureFarms=] because he didn't want to be made into snacks.]]
** Also the plot basis of the cancelled ''[=SligStorm=]'', where the player would control an imperfect Slig trying to escape being killed at infancy.
* MooksButNoBosses: The first two games. Since Abe is a OneHitPointWonder, has no weapons apart from occasional stones or grenades and isn't exactly an expert fighter, that's fortunate.
* MultipleEndings: Each game has Good, Bad, Perfect, and Black endings. You get the Good Ending by saving enough of whatever you're meant to save, the Perfect by saving all of them, the Black if you not only don't save but actually kill most of them, and the Bad otherwise. In the first game, getting the Perfect ending unlocks a cutscene menu, while getting the Black ending gives you a replay with infinite grenades. In the second, the Perfect ending gives you a view of some concept art, and the Black ending gives you a replay immune to all damage (apart from falling).
* NiceHat: Glockstars wear fancy pimp hats.
* NintendoHard: You have infinite lives, and ''you will need them''.
** Many of the secret areas are [[BrutalBonusLevel particularly cruel]].
* NonStandardGameOver: The bad endings of the Abe/Munch games, in which the protagonists die horribly and a developer message [[HaveANiceDeath taunts you]], before sending you back to the mid-point to play the game [[HundredPercentCompletion exactly right]] ''or entirely again.''
-->''[[ReasonYouSuckSpeech Smooth move, knucklehead. You fight all the way to the end of [=RutureFarms=], then get punked because you didn't rescue enough mudokons.]]''
** The ending of Oddysee has a gameplay equivalent by [[spoiler:dropping you right into the boardroom; failing to use Shrykull but shutting off the gas gets you shot and captured, but using Shrykull leaves you in an empty boardroom with the timer still ticking, forcing you to either suffocate when the gas timer reaches zero or ''to shut off the gas and get captured anyway.'']]
* NoOSHACompliance: Working at Chernobyl in high-heeled shoes during the 19th century would be safer than working at the facilities in Oddworld.
-->'''ONLY 1236 WORK RELATED ACCIDENTS THIS MONTH. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!'''
* NoPronunciationGuide: The name of Shrykull is never said in the games, so whether it is "shrykol" or "shreekuhl" or something else is anyone's guess.
* OneGenderRace: Vykkers, as hermaphrodites. As we haven't seen [[BeePeople the queens]] yet, other races also give this impression.
* OneHitPointWonder: Just about anything slightly dangerous will kill Abe.
** Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] though, since being shot by trigger-happy guards, blown up by a bomb, carved by a buzzsaw, attacked by various ferocious creatures, crushed by a giant carcass, or falling from a 20 meters high ledge would likely kill anyone not MadeOfIron. And this is actually averted with Fleeches, that only kill you after their tongues hit you ten times or so, as well as the bees in the first game.
** Perhaps Mudokons are very weak physically in general. Some of them can kill themselves by slapping their foreheads. Some are more resilient (won't die by the bees that can kill Abe) but perhaps they're stronger due to meditation.
** Subverted in a way with Sligs - they have such bad aim that it always takes them three shots to hit and kill Abe, so that basically translates to three hit points per Slig encounter.
* OneHundredPercentCompletion: Rescuing all the Mudokons.
* OnlyOneName: Most of the characters. Some may be on FirstNameBasis, but Abe, Alf and other former slaves appear to just have one name.
** OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Since Exoddus onwards has multiple characters, some nicknames were added; Abe notably gets referred to as "that Abe guy" or "stitch-lips", and villains are given titles like "Director Phleg" rather than surnames.
** NoNameGiven: "Big Face" and "The Weirdos", both of whom are only named [[ShapedLikeItself by their appearance]] in cutscenes.
* OurSloganIsTerrible: In the first two games, if you stop and read the LCD signs you will often see rather curious ads, generally joking on the ridiculous price of Glukkon products.
-->''Scrab cakes: Mmmm mmmm! They'll cost you an arm and a leg!''
* PettingZooPeople: Clakkerz are essentially humanoid chickens.
* PimpDuds: The Glockstars.
* PlanetOfHats: Glukkons, a whole race of money grubbing jerks; Vykkers, a race of sadistic surgeons; Clakkerz, a race of lazy, intolerant hillbillies ...
* PlanetaryRomance: The different races and creatures of the planet of Oddworld
* PolygonCeiling: In ''Munch's Oddysee'' the puzzle formula did not really work as well in three dimensions.
* PowerupMount: Elum, which is a cross between a horse, a snail, and a cow.
* PowerTattoo: Abe's hand tattoos from Big Face allow him to use the Shrykull power, while his chest tattoo from the Weirdos allows him to turn invisible.
* ProductPlacement: The energy drink Sobe is a health power-up in ''Munch's Oddysee''... which kind of [[BrokenAesop wrecks the anti-corporate theme]].
* PropertyOfLove: Flavor D in Abe's Oddysee and Exoddus; the Mudokon race is kept complacent by the higher-ups with the products they create, such as Abe discussing [=RuptureFarms=] products in ''Oddysee'', and [=SoulStorm=] workers typically being addicted to brew in ''Exoddus''.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: One of the ways you are required to dispose of enemies. This can vary from simply making them spontaneously explode, to making be eaten by carnivorous wild-life, shot by their co-workers[=/=]underlings, run off a cliff or into a [=saw/drill=].
* {{Punch Clock Villain}}s: The Sligs and, to a lesser extent, the Interns, who pretty much serve the Glukkons for the various job perks. Being a jerk is quite literally part of the job. In fact, [[WordOfGod Alf's Rehab]] [[FourthWallMailSlot and Tea]] at one point had the aforementioned Mudokon mention a Slig getting beaten to death with his own arms for not being a complete jerk to the Mudokons and an Intern being suspended from work for petting a Fuzzle.
** Arguably most of the antagonists in the series. Even the Glukkons exploit the natural world merely in an effort to make a profit, rather than to be intentionally malicious. The notable exception is the Vykkers, who do their jobs ''because'' they enjoy inflicting pain on others.
*** Even Vykkers developed their sadism to serve their desperate research into {{Longevity Treatment}}.
* PunnyName: Vice-President [[UnfortunateNames Aslik]].
* PuttingOnTheReich: General Dripik's outfit bears a strong resemblance to an Allgemeine SS uniform.
* [[KarmaMeter Quarma Meter]]: Determines what ending you get.
* TheReveal: Minor example in Abe's Exoddus, where Mudokon tears are revealed late in the game to be the other secret ingredient of Soulstorm Brew.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Ubiquitous and {{anvilicious}} thought the series [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxism (to an extent that would make Karl Marx blush.)]]
* RhymesOnADime: All voice-over narrative in the first two games is done entirely in rhyme.
* RuleOfSymbolism: The entirety of the series is an {{anvilicious}} GreenAesop as far as plot basis is concerned; they all have the player controlling a [[GaiasVengeance Gaia's Avenger]] who eventually helps the [[MagicalNativeAmerican cosmic and/or endangered natives]] fight back against [[EvilCorp sinister corporations]] and, in extension, TheMan.
* SceneryPorn: The first two games have beautifully rendered backgrounds, especially for a Playstation game.
* SchmuckBait: Quite a few in the first two games. There is even one in the [[ReadTheFreakingManual manual]] of ''Exoddus'', but in all honesty, if you trust a manual that tells you to kill all Mudokons for a reward, [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter you're pretty gullible to say the least.]]
-->'''Oddysee''' - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin (RING FOR SERVICE)]][[note]]While using the lever is necessary to continue, there really isn't an excuse for being surprised ''considering all the employees are trigger happy psychopaths.''[[/note]]\\
'''Exoddus''' - ''"If you have any further questions, [[PressXToDie please feel free to pull the lever to your right]]."''\\
'''Exoddus''' - ''Only [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough a fool]] or [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential a murderer]] would [[TemptingFate pull this lever.]]''
* ScienceFantasy: The game mixes advanced technology with magic fantasy elements (Mudokons for example)
* SdrawkcabName: Elum.
** Also, Nolybab, a city where the Glukkon queen Lady Margaret resides.
* ShockAndAwe: Abe eventually learns how to transform into a Shrykull, which will then zap all on-screen enemies and hazards, disintegrating them and blowing them up respectively.
* ShootTheDog: Literally. An advised tactic when controlling Sligs is to shoot their Slog pets so they can't cause you problems.
* SissyVillain: Many of the Vykkers.
* SquadControls: A staple of the Abe games.
* StarfishAliens: The sentient races usually have a mix of [[BizarreAlienBiology weird anatomy]] and [[BizarreAlienReproduction unorthodox reproductive strategies]].
* TheStarscream: Vice President [[EmbarrassingFirstName Aslik]] is implied to be this.
* StepfordSmiler: The Greeters are an unintentional example in-universe- they were originally ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin for the Magog Cartel, [[AIIsACrapshoot until they started zapping visitors.]] The Cartel converted them into security guards, keeping their smiles.
* SquishyWizard: Abe, and by extension the other mudokons.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: One was planned for Munch called Roid.
* TimedMission: At the ends of Oddysee and Exoddus, you must escape from Rupture Farms and Soulstorm Brewery before you and your fellow Muddokons are gassed.
* TempleOfDoom: The Paramonia and Scrabania temples are dedicated to animals held sacred to Mudokuns, and are meant as tests of mind and body, respectively. You'll still die if you hesitate for even a second, though.
* ToiletHumor: The series as a whole loves fart jokes. In every game where Abe is playable, there's a button you can push to make him fart at will. Curiously, farts are a key part of Mudokon communication.
** Fleeches are flushed down the toilet once they become to big to be kept as pets.
** Vice President Aslik appears to be in a toilet when you finally confront him.
** A product of the Vykkers Conglomerate is the amusingly-named Butt-Flo laxative.
* TookALevelInBadass: Just about everyone from the first two games in Munch's Oddysee. Abe is much better at possession (mainly due to Spooce), nobody dies in one hit, Native Mudokons are highly efficient at defending themselves, and Sligs now can come in the form of steroid-pumped "Big Bro" sligs.
* TrialAndErrorGameplay: After getting accustomed to the game, ''[[GuideDangIt expect several traps that give no warning whatsoever.]]'' For example, Oddysee's Scrabania has levers that drop a boulder onto a marked spot; cue one random lever that crushes you to death and sends you back several minutes [[ViolationOfCommonSense for no reason beyond "Screw you".]]
* TrulySingleParent: Vykkers do this naturally.
* UnwinnableByDesign: ''Abe's Oddysee'' and ''Exoddus'' both qualify as '''Nasty'''; failing to save at least 50% of all Mudokons makes the good ending impossible to obtain, forcing the player to reload or restart entirely for the good ending.
** The developers have technically countered this through making the bad ending more of a NonStandardGameOver; the game [[HaveANiceDeath taunts your incompetence]], and leaves you at the half-way point in the game, giving you the choice of saving every mudokon between then and the end without fail ('''READ:''' 50 in the first, 150 in the second, most of which are well hidden) [[SadisticChoice or starting entirely again.]]
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: The supposedly planned game "Nod's Oddysee" was confirmed to be a hoax by WordOfGod.
* VaporWare: ''Hand of Odd'', some kind of multiplayer strategy game.
* VengefulVendingMachine: Greeters are the result of an experiment in creating self-promoting vending machines, which was deemed a failure because they kept [[AIIsACrapshoot electrocuting their customers]]. The [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Magog Cartel]] decided to exploit their psychotic tendencies and had them redesigned as security guards for their factories.
* VertebrateWithExtraLimbs: Vykkers have a grand total of seven limbs. Inverted with Sligs, whose vestigial back legs appear to have fused into stumpy tail.
* VariableMix: Really sets the mood, especially during possession.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: Trying to rescue all 399 Mudokons (99 in the first, 300 in the second)
** Leading the blind Mudokons into bird portals, and preventing them from hurting themselves on the way.
** Cheering up depressed or angry Mudokons.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Finding new and interesting ways to kill Abe & co.
** This game is notable for it! Try possessing a Slig and killing one of the Mudokons. If there were other Mudokons nearby, they will start hitting themselves [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled in a suicide attempt]]. Unless you go back to Abe and apologize to them, they will succeed in killing themselves.
** In the first two games, if you slap a Mudokon, he'll slap you back. Place two Mudokon's next to each other, stand on the same space as one of them and slap the other. Then duck and roll away. The two Mudokons will exchange slaps until one of them dies.
** As an extension to the above, in Exoddus you can set up full scale brawls in areas with many Mudokons clumped in a group. When one of them dies, the rest will all become depressed. Slapping one of them will then lead to all of them committing suicide.
** Letting blind Mudokons walk into walls, or if you're particularly cruel, into a bone-saw.
** Possessing enemies and making them commit suicide in various horrible ways. [[PayEvilUntoEvil They may deserve it]], but still ...
* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Did you enjoy killing or ignoring all those Mudokons? Enjoy the "[[DownerEnding bad ending]]"...
** Inverted with the Black Ending. If you kill enough Mudokons you are rewarded with [[InfiniteSupplies infinite grenades]] in the first game, and [[GodMode bulletproof skin]] in the second.
* VillainousBreakdown: Director Phleg, after Abe has destroyed pretty much everyone else:
-->'''Phleg''': There ain't no bones anywhere! No bones, no brew! I am totally screwed! My career is over! ''([[InelegantBlubbering sobbing]])'' '''''AND IT'S ALL THAT BLUE [[PrecisionFStrike BASTARD'S]] FAULT!'''''
* VocalEvolution: Abe's voice is much lower in ''Abe's Exoddus'' than it was in ''Abe's Oddysee'', to symbolize how Abe has grown as a character following the first game. Lorne Lanning later realized that Abe's soft voice from the first game was essential to his essence and charm, and in ''Munch's Oddysee'', his tone is a mixture of the two, but closer to his voice from the first game.
* WeakButSkilled: Sure, Abe's not a physical powerhouse, but he's still the biggest threat to the Glukkon industrial monopoly and is slowly liberating the Mudokon species.
* WhamLine: A minor example; first time players following the [=LED=] tutorials (which recommend running straight for the exit) will be shocked to be met with a sign stating ''those they failed to save will be executed should you fail to backtrack for them all.''
* WhatTheHellHero: The bad endings involve copious amounts of this.
* WidgetSeries: Most definitely a WHAT (Weird Humorous American Thing)
* XDaysSince: Inverted in the first game: One of the scrolling information bars in Rupture Farms, a meat packing plant, reads "Only 1,234 work related injuries this month! Keep up the good work!"
* {{Xenofiction}}
* XtremeKoolLetterz: [=BoneWerkz=] in Abe's Exoddus and the Splinterz facility in Munch's Oddysee
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Abe is labelled a terrorist by the Industrialists. And considering [[StuffBlowingUp some of the stuff]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil he's done]], it's kinda understandable.
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[[folder:Stranger's Wrath]]
* AbnormalAmmo: The Stranger, who uses critters he finds as ammo.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Averted; Doc, despite belonging to a species known for being {{Evilutionary Biologist}}s, is not a villainous figure and is simply a doctor offering his services. So far, though, played straight with the Wolvarks, although they're more [[PunchClockVillain Punch Clock Villains]].
* AntiHero: Stranger might bring in criminals for a living, [[GoodIsNotNice but that does NOT mean he's a nice guy]]. His way of getting the Sky Carts in Mongo Valley running? Assaulting then threatening the operator. He also has no qualms about [[spoiler:feeding said criminals to his ammo-making bag in the second half of the game.]]
* ArtMajorBiology[=/=]ArtMajorPhysics: Stranger's Wrath never explains [[spoiler:how Stranger manages to walk on two legs despite being built like a centaur, let alone how he manages to cram what is essentially a small pony's body into human size/shape trousers and boots.]] However, it can be justified as either BizarreAlienBiology or an AcceptableBreakFromReality.
** ArtMajorPhysics: Additionally, his ability to cram targets into a container the size of a wrist-watch isn't even [[HandWave hand waved]].
* AsLethalAsItNeedsToBe: The difference between killing someone with Thudslugs, punches or Zappflies and knocking them out is that a KO takes less damage. Stingbees and Fuzzles are always deadly, however.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Without fail, hostile targets will be leaders of their own gang. And without fail, they ''will'' all be ''much'' stronger than their minions. Of course, this could also be a case of AsskickingEqualsAuthority.
** It's {{Justified}} because they're the ones on the bounty posters. Stranger isn't there for the small fry (though that does help for cash); he's there because the bounty target is a leader of a gang that is causing a town problems.
* AutomaticCrossbow: Stranger's crossbow goes full auto when he uses Stingbees.
* AxCrazy: Elboze Freeley and some other bosses are described as this. The Outlaw kamikazes are also insane.
* {{Badass}}: Stranger; [[HealingFactor he can literally shake off injury]] and uses a [[DoesntLikeGuns high-powered]], [[TechnicalPacifist double-barreled]] AutomaticCrossbow that shoots [[AbnormalAmmo small, but deadly, animals.]] Heck, one of the Clakkerz and Doc Bandam call him a badass.
* BadPowersBadPeople: [[spoiler: Sekto's power is controlling others by latching onto them.]]
* BagOfSpilling: A rare mid-game example: [[spoiler:After Stranger is captured, he is stripped of the upgrades he bought from the Clakkerz. He never gets them back, but [[DiscardAndDraw gets completely new upgrades from the Grubbs]].]]
* BeeBeeGun: Stranger uses stingbees as machine-gun bullets.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Mr. Sekto.]]
* BountyHunter: Stranger. Bounty Hunting appears to be a well-recognized and pursued profession- there are specific stores in every town just for turning in bounties.
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: The original river guardian Steef.]]
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Sekto, whose true form is a helpless squid, swimming in the very river he dammed.]]
* CatchPhrase: Stranger has one or two.
-->"Dead 'r alive, yer ass is comin' with me."
* CattlePunk: Most of the early game has a heavy western feel. In fact, every building you can go into in the towns has saloon-style doors.
* ContinuityNod: There are a few references to the main games in the series:
** A few species from the main series are present: Fuzzles are used as ammo, Doc is a Vykker, and, in the [[UpdatedRerelease HD remake]], the Wolvark Sloghandlers release Slogs as opposed to Slegs.
** Hidden throughout the HD remake are [=RuptureFarms=] barrels filled with Mudokon Pops. Finding and smashing them all nets the player a trophy/achievement.
** Also in the HD remake are some hidden bottles of Butt-Flo laxative. Fittingly, they're located above the Wolvark Barracks bathroom. Again, finding this stash nets the player a trophy/achievement.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler:Mr. Sekto.]]
* CutsceneBoss: Blisterz Booty, who gets captured in the first cutscene of the game. All you have to do is bounty him.
* DeadCharacterWalking: If the player enables the invincibility cheat but then falls into a fan, they will remain able to move and attack as continous fountain of LudicrousGibs.
* [[DeadGuyOnDisplay Dead Grubbs On Display]]: The Wolvarks string up some dead Grubbs outside their first facility, possibly as a warning or a threat.
* DieselPunk: Some of the later settings in the game have this feel, but it's nowhere near as prevalent as in the other Oddworld games.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Stranger.
* DownerEnding: The last boss? [[spoiler: It's the other last Steef, who unknown to ''anyone'', was possessed by Sekto, who was Brought Down To Normal but escaped and swims away in the newly freed river.]]
* DualBoss: The two Gloktigi.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Doc.
* EverythingIsTryingToKillYou: [[spoiler:The Clakkerz turn against Stranger after he's revealed as a Steef since they now want to collect on ''his'' bounty.]]
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Stingbee ammo invokes this.
* EvilMatriarch: Jo' Momma.
* EvilPoacher: Lefty Lugnutz.
* EvilSoundsDeep: A good number of the Outlaw bosses (and [[spoiler:Mr. Sekto]]) [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this.
* FangsAreEvil: Every single Outlaw's got 'em.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Grubbs are oppressed Native Americans while the Clakkerz are redneck settlers.
* AFateWorseThanDeath / AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:The Olden Steef being used as Sekto's host.]]
* FeatherFingers: Clakkerz.
* FisticuffsBoss: D. Caste Raider ([[AllThereInTheManual otherwise unnamed in-game]]) who captures [[spoiler: Stranger]].
* FictionalCurrency: Moolah. Also counts as a GlobalCurrency.
* FlunkyBoss: Most bosses will call out a few more {{Mook}}s at certain points in their fights. At the least, most start out with a small group of enemies backing them up.
* ForTheEvulz: Most of the Outlaws don't seem to have too many reasons for their antics, and there appears to be no motive for [[spoiler:Doc's murder]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:When Stranger enters the Bounty Office for the first time, he says he needs Doc to "fix a problem" ''as he scratches his leg.'']]
** Eugene Ius, after being rescued, proceeds to tell Stranger about the Grubbs' legend of their Steef guardian and the "demon" Oktigi. Eugene ignorantly shoots the Grubbs' beliefs down, but it all turns out to be very important later.
* GaidenGame: ''Stranger's Wrath'' is completely outside the quintology, acting as a spin-off of sorts to expand the Oddworld backstory.
* GlassCannon: [[spoiler:Stranger in the latter half of his game, where he's stripped of his upgrades after being outed as a Steef. However, he later gains greater ammo and armour, and the fact that he's no longer a bounty hunter means that he's less compelled to keep enemies alive.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:The Olden Steef.]]
--> It's free... free... free...
* GreenAesop: [[spoiler:The Grubbs' fight against Sekto and his company has this kind of message.]]
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The Outlaws aren't exactly smart. Hide in the reeds for two seconds and they'll lose track of you. AI aside, the Outlaws are pretty stupid as a rule.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:The first thing that Stranger does when he's revealed as a Steef is to kill D. Caste Raider and his gang with his bare hands.]]
* [[spoiler:HesBack: After being captured, humiliated, outed as a Steef, losing all his gear, and being chased out of town, Stranger then gets his bow back, new awesome armor, and full ammo upgrades from the Grubbs.]]
* HillbillyHorrors: Western Mudos, where Stranger's Wrath is set.
* LargeAndInCharge: Every boss is always bigger than their minions.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: At least one blog entry on the official ''Oddworld'' website outright mentions that [[spoiler:Stranger is a Steef.]]
* LightningBruiser: Stranger.
* LittleNo: Stranger utters a few as his medical file falls to the floor.
* LostForever: The Binoculars. Hope you bought them back in Gizzard's Gulch because you'll need them to use the Sniper Wasps [[GuideDangIt much later in the game]].
* MadBomber: X'plosives [=McGee=].
* [[MoneyForNothing Moolah For Nothing]]: There isn't nearly enough to buy to make you run out of cash, even if you capture major bounties dead. [[spoiler:Especially because once Stranger gets captured and outed, you never use Moolah again.]]
** It IS actually possible to have [[GameplayAndStorySegregation 20,000 Moolah by the time you go visit the Doc]], you just need to plan your spendings.
* NaturalWeapon: Later in the game, Stranger gets upgrades to his punches and charging attacks.
* NiceHat: Stranger and a lot of the Outlaws. Doc wears a tattered top hat. Some of the Clakkerz sport headgear as well.
* NoNameGiven[=/=]OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Stranger, who seems to be called such by the Clakkerz only because they don't know what else to call him. Also, following TheReveal, the Grubbs refer to him simply as [[spoiler:Steef.]] His real name is never revealed.
* {{Outlaw}}s: Oh yeah.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: To get access to the Black Market, Stranger has to ask around town for the password, which turns out to be [[spoiler:Molasses]]. When he actually finds the shop, Stranger ends up mangling the password [[spoiler:"Um, a mole's ass?"]], but the owner decides that it's close enough and lets him in.
* PersonalSpaceInvader: Several ammo types. [[spoiler: Then there's Sekto...]]
* PowerFist: Stranger can buy sets of increasingly deadly brass knuckles at certain points in the game.
* PrisonRape: Looten Duke fears being in a jail cell with Blisterz Booty again.
* PromotedFanboy: Just Add Water, the team currently in charge of rebooting the franchise, is largely made up of dedicated fans of the original Oddworld games.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: This happens a lot when you get the upgraded knuckles.
* PunnyName: Eugene Ius, Jo' Momma and Frayda Evryting.
* PuppeteerParasite: The Oktigi race, of which [[spoiler:Sekto]] is one.
* PuzzleBoss: Many of the major Outlaws are this. Packrat Palooka requires you to shut off his shield and somehow knock him off his stage. Elboze Freely has an obvious weak point on his back, and only shows it if you're above him out of his range.
* RecurringBoss: You fight a total of four Gloktigi.
* TheReveal: Comes midway through the game, when [[spoiler:Stranger is outed as a Steef]], and at the end, when it turns out that [[spoiler:Sekto's host body was was Olden Steef.]]
* RocketJump: Fatty [=McBoomBoom=]'s verticle slide attack has him launch a rocket at his feet to propel himself into you. [[FatBastard All three hundred pounds of him.]]
* RunningOnAllFours: Stranger will drop to all fours if he runs for long enough.
* [[WalkItOff Shake It Off]]: Stranger's method of regaining health is to literally shake off the pain and injury.
* ShamefulStrip: Stranger, after he gets [[spoiler: captured by Outlaws when he goes upriver from Mongo Valley.]]
* ShirtlessScene: Stranger gets one later into the game.
* ShortRangeShotgun: Don't expect Bola Blasts or Riotslugs to do much beyond short range.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: The Outlaws you fight get tougher over time, but this actually does make sense [[FridgeBrilliance when you think about it.]] When you move from town to town, you're always going somewhere bigger, ending in a major port and city. Naturally, the Outlaws that could threaten a larger town would be stronger and have bigger power bases.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Some Outlaws wear metal armor covered in spikes.
* SpreadShot: The Bola Blast and Riotslug both do this, one with webs that disable enemies and one with slugs that function like shotgun pellets.
* SuperDrowningSkills: {{Mook}}s have them. Stranger [[SuperNotDrowningSkills does not]].
* [[spoiler:TheReveal: Stranger is the last steef, and "Sekto" was actually the Elder Steef being mentally manipulated.]]
* ThrowingTheDistraction: Thanks to Chippunks and Howler Punks, this trope has never been easier.
* [[spoiler: TomatoSurprise: It's revealed the Stranger is the last Steef, and his "mysterious, confidential operation" is an attempt to make him permanently bi-pedal so to prevent others hunting him for the high Steef bounty.]]
* TimedMission: One of the final sections gives you 3 minutes to [[spoiler:run through and climb the collapsing inner structures of a dam.]]
* ToiletHumour: In the Wolvark Barracks, two Wolvarks are locked in the toilets evidently suffering from... terrible digestive problems, to put it mildly (apparently due to eating too much Fuzzle Pie).
** After Stranger captures Filthy Hands Floyd, a Clakker can be heard saying "[[BringMyBrownPants I think I messed my drawers...]]"
* UpdatedRerelease: Now available for PC and the PS3.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Attacking the Clakkerz is understandable, since they drop Moolah and they're rude to you anyway. [[spoiler:But the ''Grubbs''? Who not only ''don't'' drop Moolah, but ''apologize'' when you bump into them and ''worship you as their savior?'' That's pretty cold.]]
** It's to the point where there's a trophy in the PS3 version that requires you murder a farmer.
** VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: If you terrorize the Clakkerz enough, they'll retreat into their houses and start shooting at you.
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler: Following his defeat, Sekto swims off in the now-un-dammed river.]] It's somewhat justified however, as [[spoiler: 1). Stranger wasn't aware of Sekto's 'true form', and 2). he and the Grubbs were generally rather distracted by TheReveal of Sekto's abandoned host body: the previous guardian Steef.]]
* WalkItOff: Stranger's method of regaining health is to literally shake off the pain and injury.
* WeakButSkilled: Stranger is described as [[spoiler:"kinda shrimpy for a Steef"]], but he sure is good with that crossbow.
* WeaponOfChoice: A crossbow and his fists for Stranger. Most of the outlaw bosses have their own as well- Packrat Palooka uses missiles and Lefty Lugnutz uses a hunting rifle, just to name a few.
* WhamEpisode: Comes midway through the game. [[spoiler:Stranger is able to visit Doc again to discuss his surgery - unfortunately, Doc has been hanged, Stranger gets captured, and is revealed to be a Steef.]]
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Clakkerz.
* YourMom: Invoked with [[PunnyName Jo' Mamma]], to the point that Stranger turns everything says with regards to her into a dirty joke.
--> '''Stranger:''' [[DoubleEntendre Jo' Mamma ain't gonna last long with me on her tail]]. Heh heh.
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