[[caption-width-right:300:Sometimes movies don't finish the way we'd like.]]

->'''Batman:''' Knock Knock.\\
'''Superman:''' Who's there?\\
'''Batman:''' Beak.\\
'''Superman:''' Beak who-Oh gosh...\\
'''Batman:''' BECAUSE I'M BATMAN!!

'''''How It Should Have Ended''''' is an Internet parody series depicting alternate endings for popular movies. It was started by Daniel Baxter and Tommy Watson, featuring Tina Alexander. The episodes are hand drawings given animation, and augmented with special effects and music. Each features an original "ending" that ranges from crazy awesome crossovers, to ridiculous and funny developments, to deconstructing it by [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim simply shooting the villain]] or [[TakeAThirdOption taking a third, sensible action]]. It also hosts featurettes such as the ''Super Café'' SpinOff, the ''Hero Swap'' {{crossover}}[=/=]XMeetsY spinoff and some comics.

The site [[http://www.howitshouldhaveended.com/ can be found here]], and their Website/YouTube channel is [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HISHEdotcom here]].

Now has a [[ShoutOut/HowItShouldHaveEnded Shout-Out]] page.


[[folder:Spoofed films]]
* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''
* ''Film/ThreeHundred''
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' (Twice!)
* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''
** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}''
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture''
** Doubles as an alternate opening to ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', which began with a re-enactment of the ''BTTF'' ending.
* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}''
* ''Film/{{Borat}}''
* ''Film/TheBourneIdentity''
* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''
* ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''
** ''Film/BatmanBegins''
** ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
** ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''
* ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'':
** ''Film/ManOfSteel''
** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''
* ''Film/{{District 9}}''
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''
* ''Film/Godzilla2014''
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''
* ''Film/HarryPotter''
* ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney''
* ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug''
* ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies''
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2''
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'' (mixed with ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'')
* ''Film/{{Inception}}''
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''
* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''
* ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''
* ''Film/{{Jaws}}''
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook''
* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' Series
** ''Film/JurassicPark'' (1993)
** ''Film/JurassicWorld''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** ''Film/IronMan1''
** ''Film/{{Thor}}''
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''
** ''Film/IronMan3''
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (two parter)
** ''Film/AntMan''
* ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''
* ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}''
* ''Film/OceansEleven''
* ''Film/PacificRim''
* ''Film/ParanormalActivity''
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''
* ''Film/{{Predator}}''
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''
* ''Film/PulpFiction''
* ''Film/TheRevenant''
* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''
* ''Film/SawI''
* ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''
* ''Film/{{Se7en}}''
* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''
* ''Film/TheSocialNetwork''
* ''Film/SpiderMan3''
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** ''Film/StarTrek (2009)''
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''
** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''
** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''
** ''Film/ANewHope''
** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''
** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens''
* ''Film/{{Superman}}''
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' (Crossover with [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture another movie series that features time travel]].)
* ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003''
* ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' ([[MilestoneCelebration The 100th video]])
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''
* ''Film/{{Tron}}''
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' (So far, the first two films and ''Breaking Dawn part 1'' though New Moon appears to be a MissingEpisode now.)
* ''Film/TopGun''
* ''Film/TheGoodDinosaur''
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}''
* ''Film/WeirdScience''
* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''
* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''
* ''Film/XMen Series'':
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass''
** ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}''

[[folder:Spoofed video games]]
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''
* ''VideoGame/BioShock1''
* ''VideoGame/HaloReach''
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat''
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil''
* ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'' (mixed with ''Film/TheHungerGames'')

[[folder:Spoofed television shows]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
* ''Series/{{Lost}}''
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''

[[folder:Spoofed movie trailers]]
* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''

[[folder:''Hero Swap'']]
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' starring ''Film/IronMan''
* ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' starring ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''

!!Tropes used in spoofs:

%%If one episode references another movie that shares a cast member with the main subject, please put it on the Shout Out page, unless the real actor voices the characters.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: After Captain America gets fed up with Superman and Batman making fun of him, this happens:
-->'''Cap:''' But wait! Shh! Do you guys hear that?\\
'''Batman:''' Hear what?\\
'''Cap:''' Do I hear the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} calling?\\
'''Superman:''' I don't hear anything.\\
'''Batman:''' Yeah, me neither.\\
'''Cap:''' [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Exactly!]]\\
'''Superman:''' (laughs)\\
'''Batman:''' Whammo!\\
'''Superman:''' Captain America burn!
* AdaptationalVillainy: Katniss in ''The Hunger Games''. She chickens out at the last moment when she has to eat the Nightlock and doesn't show any remorse when Peeta dies.
* AffablyEvil: Their interpretation of Darth Vader as a highly quirky individual, who stops to gleefully run around the galaxy informing everyone when he discovers he has kids!
-->'''Vader''': I have a ''daughter'' too! That is ''wonderful!'' I must tell everyone!\\
'''Emperor''': You see what you did? Who knows how long he'll be running around like that! Do you ''realise'' how annoying it is to put up with him this way?!
* AffectionateParody: Sometimes. They also have a knack of making fun of films but making fans of the film laugh as well as haters. One example of this is their take on ''Film/TheSocialNetwork''. While it does change the ending, it doesn't actually point out the many logical problems with the movie, just presents the events in a funnier way.
* AlasPoorVillain: In-universe, the "I'm just a lonely Zombie" song from Resident Evil.
* AllJustADream: Indy believes his exploits in ''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' to be this.
* AllStarCast: [invoked] Parodied in the ''[[OceansEleven Ocean's 40]]'' trailer.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Batman and Groot started a CatchPhrase duel: "I'm Batman", "I am Groot", "I'm Batman", "I am Groot", and so on for a while. Batman got the hiccup, and Groot won.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** One of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Glinda the Good Witch]] becomes revealed in-universe after one of the Munchkins shoots the Wicked Witch of the West:
-->Well, this ruins my plan to send you [Dorothy] on a journey, and teach you a lesson, and eventually have you ''kill the Wicked Witch yourself!''
** One of [[SuperMarioBros Bowser]] becomes revealed in one of the other videos: he witnessed Mario slaughter his people, and so decided to call Princess Peach for negotiations. Unfortunately, Mario always interrupts, and nearly kills Bowser in the process.
** Bella from ''{{Twilight}}'' when turned is ''not'' a VegetarianVampire like the Cullens and is pretty damn happy about it.
-->'''Bella:''' Let's go eat some PEOPLE! Woo!
* AnticlimaxCut: See "How The Batman v Superman SDCC Teaser Should Have Ended", and get ready for a very violent fight between Superman and Batman... or not.
-->'''Superman:''' Wanna take some cofee?
-->'''Batman:''' Yes
* ArmourIsUseless: Invoked during ''Return of the Jedi''.
--> '''Stormtrooper''': We're wearing armor and these Ewoks are ''still'' killing us!
* ArtEvolution: The animation became livelier as the show progressed.
* ArtifactTitle: The series became more about random ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''-style skits.
* ArtShift: "[[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie The Lego HISHE]]" is animated in stop motion with real Franchise/{{LEGO}}.
* AscendedMeme: The "Darth Jar Jar" meme/theory made it into the ''Revenge of the Sith'' video, as after Palpatine is defeated, he reveals himself as the ''true'' Sith Lord, as many fans predict to come true sometime in the Sequel Trilogy.
* AssShove: Film/PulpFiction has Butch choosing to make sure that his treasured watch is NOT forgotten thanks to an airhead girlfriend.
-->'''Butch:''' "In fact...I'm continuing the tradition, baby!"
* AwardSnub: InUniverse. For the 2012 Best Picture Summary where Harry, Snape, and Voldemort wonder why their latest effort in ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2'' didn't get a Best Picture nomination.
* AWizardDidIt: Zig-zagged in ''Harry Potter''. [[spoiler:Snape]] initially just says, "Magic. Duh." when explaining how [[spoiler:he survived his apparent death by Nagini]], but immediately goes on to explain ''how'' he used magic to do it: [[spoiler:one of the backup plans he'd naturally prepared as a double agent, honey badger antivenom]].
* BadGuyBar: The Villain Pub introduced in the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmhEg-nDGJA Thor : The Dark World]]'' video.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted in "How ''Tangled'' should have ended," via an OverlyLongGag of random things getting stuck in Rapunzel's hair.
* BittersweetEnding: The ''Force Awakens'' Alternate HISHE. [[spoiler:The Resistance uses ''their'' secret weapon, the Right Back Atcha, to destroy Starkiller Base in one shot. Unfortunately, Rey couldn't escape in time. As Finn grieves for her, Leia reminds him that she also lost her son, and Spock reminds them that "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."]]
* BlackBeadEyes: Most of the characters have these.
* BlatantLies: The ''OceansEleven'' parody ''Ocean's 40'' movie trailer said that it was BasedOnATrueStory.
* BondGunBarrel: "How ''Casino Royale'' Should Have Ended" begins with all the official ''Film/JamesBond'' actors up to that point (in order of appearance: Creator/DanielCraig, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/GeorgeLazenby, Creator/SeanConnery, and TimothyDalton), plus [[spoiler:Creator/WoodyAllen, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers James Bond's nephew]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'',]] arguing over who gets to shoot at the camera.
* BondOneLiner: Newt delivers one to the queen after helping Ripley and Bishop gun it down in ''Aliens''.
--> "You're mostly dead now. Mostly."
* BondVillainStupidity: Darren Cross leaves Hank and Hope alone with the Yellowjacket suit, inadvertently giving them the perfect opportunity to steal it, then [[spoiler:use Hank's tank to destroy the data servers for Cross' weapons]].
* {{Bowdlerise}}:
** When Drax asks Star-Lord what exactly life is giving them a chance to do, Star-Lord answers, "To give a crap!", instead of the more profane response from he gave in the movie.
** Marty asks Doc if he and Jennifer become "a-holes" in the future.
* {{Breakout Character}}s: The episodes with Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} at the cafe are considered by many to be the best shorts. As a result, they received have their own show: ''Super Cafe''.
* {{Breakout Villain}}s: In the same line of thought, the villains of cinema have also received their own spin off in the "Villain Pub" series. Whereas "Super Cafe" revolves around Batman and Superman, "Villain Pub" usually stars [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Loki]], [[Film/HarryPotter Lord Voldemort]], [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Joker]], and [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]] (the bartender), and whichever villain starred in the movie ''HISHE'' is parodying.
* ButtMonkey: Spider-Man. Especially at the end of ''The Avengers'' video.
-->'''Spider-Man:''' When do I get to come in the cafe?\\
'''Superman:''' Dude, nobody said you can't come in here.\\
'''Batman:''' Yeah, this is a public place.\\
'''Spider-Man:''' ... I've been hanging around out here for two years!\\
'''Superman:''' Yeah, we know.\\
'''Batman:''' It's been hilarious.
** This seems limited to the Raimi/[=McGuire=] Spider-Man. The Webb/Garfield Spidey is nowhere as whiny.
* CallBack
** The Pacific Rim parody featured Godzilla coming out of the rift instead of Slattern and then die immediately. In the Godzilla parody Gypsy Danger appears to fight the Kaiju, only to die immediately by Godzilla's Atomic Breath. Furthermore Gypsy opens up with its swords as Riley suggested.
** In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' parody, the lab workers close the lid on the eel tank, using similar reasons to the lab workers taking Flint Marko out of the sand pit in their parody of ''Film/SpiderMan3''.
** "When Captain America throws his mighty shield" turns up again at the end of the second movie, as Batman and Superman add to the list of things that don't yield.
** In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', after Superman rescues his mother, he and Lex have an similar conversation just as when Superman grabbed the missles in How Superman should have ended.
* CannotKeepASecret: Batman apparently reveals (or tries to reveal) his SecretIdentity to every girl he finds attractive.
-->'''Iron Man:''' You mean to tell me you've never revealed your secret identity before?\\
'''Batman:''' Uh, no.\\
'''Superman:''' Ha! Try every girl you've ever dated!\\
'''Batman:''' What?\\
'''Superman:''' "Oh, I'm Bruce Wayne, and I like you! Let me tell you my big secret!"\\
'''Batman:''' Oh, [[Film/SupermanII you're one to talk,]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Mr. Mind Eraser]].
* CanonDiscontinuity: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in-universe, after Batman has declared that he has the power to "''make an incredibly awesome movie!''":
-->'''Superman:''' So, we're just going to pretend like ''those'' guys never happened? ''[Points to a table with [[Film/BatmanReturns Penguin]], [[Film/BatmanForever Two-Face, the Riddler]] and [[Film/BatmanAndRobin Mister Freeze]]]'' Is that what we're doing?\\
'''Batman:''' Yep.
* CardboardPrison: IronMan is GenreSavvy enough to point out that if he hadn't killed Obadiah Stane the latter was ''eventually'' going to escape imprisonment. Franchise/{{Batman}} engages in SuspiciouslySpecificDenial about it:
--->'''Batman:''' Yeah...that never happens.
** Later referenced in the Film/BatmanBegins parody, when Ra's al-Ghul and Scarecrow break out of Arkham for a night at the [[BadGuyBar Villain Pub]].
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** Film/{{Batman}}:
*** "I'm Batman." / "Because I'm Batman!" Based on the recurring line from the films.
*** "You wanna know my secret identity?" based on Batman revealing his secret identity to all his girlfriends.
** Film/IronMan: "Tank missile!" To the point even non-Tony Stark characters played by Creator/RobertDowneyJr use it.
* CatchPhraseInterruptus: Sometimes Batman doesn't get time to finish exclaiming, "Because I'm Batman!" due to the video ending. Superman also interrupts an instance of Bats trying to use the phrase as a HandWave as he asks Tony Stark to continue his story.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The first time Batman said, "Because I'm Batman!", it sounded more subdued than later instances.
* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: Mostly the "scary tunnel" sequence.
* ChekhovsGun: The ''Wizard of Oz'' video contains a literal example. As Dorothy rides a carriage through Munchkinland, some Munchkins with guard uniforms and giant guns march behind her. See WhyDontYouJustShootHim below for the payoff.
* Myth/ClassicalMythology: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].
-->'''[[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]]''': [[YouLookFamiliar Ares?]] I already killed you.
-->'''Mars''': Nope, I'm [[PaletteSwap Mars]], the [[InsistentTerminology ''Roman'']] God of War... [[BlatantLies Tooootally different.]]
-->'''Kratos''': NO!
-->'''Mars''': Aww, man.
* ChristmasEpisode: "The Holiday Movie Special".
* CloseOnTitle: "How ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' Should Have Ended," closes on the HISHE logo, following Creator/ChristopherNolan's lead.
* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: "How ''Frozen'' Should Have Ended" had a cover of "Let it Go" during the first stinger, but Disney made ''HISHE'' release a version with different lyrics.
-->Where'd it go? Where'd it go?\\
That other song is gone!
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ''The Dark Knight'' vid has the Chechen completely miss the point of Joker's "magic trick."
-->'''Chechen:''' That wasn't a magic trick! I saw the pencil just went up into his eye, this is lame...
* ComplexityAddiction:
** Depicts Luke Skywalker has one in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' due to his plan to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt.
-->'''Luke:''' Aww. But I wanted us to sneak in one at a time and make the plan stupid elaborate.
** [[Film/AntMan Hank Pym]] states that ''"Film/MissionImpossible with ants"'' would have been a much cooler plan than the improvised one they used with the tank.
* ContrivedCoincidence: According to Batman, the destruction of Krypton being "a fixed point in time", as a reason [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] didn't save it. According to the Doctor, Batman's utility belt having anything he needs for the situation at hand.
* CoolOldGuy: Creator/JimmyStewart claims he's one in "A Look Back at ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot:
** In the ''Avatar'' video, the human scientists tell Jake that instead of leading the Na'vi to war, he could just have told them about the {{Unobtanium}} beneath their home tree, which would have led to a peaceful solution to the conflict. Jake admits he forgot about that just to hook up with Neytiri; and when one of the scientists remarks that people died, Jake can only sheepishly apologize.
** In the ''Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'' video, Superman says that Batman could have just talked to him, instead of trying to kill him.
* {{Crossover}}:
** [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} How Terminator Should End]] is actually a [[SoCoolItsAwesome fantastic]] mock trailer crossover between ''Terminator'' and ''[[spoiler:Franchise/BackToTheFuture]]''.
** [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser manages to finally get rid of Mario]] by [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} tricking him into the Aperture Science facility.]]
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** ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'' and ''Film/TheHungerGames''
** In ''Film/JurassicPark'' the survivors are flown off the island in a chopper piloted by [[Series/{{Lost}} Lapidus]].
** ''Film/StarTrek'' ends with Kirk ordering the Enterprise through the wormhole after they fail to escape it. They come out on the other side and are accidentally blasted by [[Film/StarWars The Death Star.]]
-->-''Darth Vader: "Ooohhh, we are gunna get [[FandomRivalry sooo much crap]] for that.''
** Every superhero movie video will end up in the cafe with Superman and Batman.
** Likewise, movie villains now argue in the Villain Pub. The first one in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' features [[Film/ManOfSteel Zod]] in a neckbrace and [[Film/TheDarkKnight the Joker]] alongside Loki, with [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]], [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]], and the Franchise/{{Predator}} in short cameos and a badly injured Malekith showing up.
** The WebVideo/HonestTrailers narrator cameos in the end of "How Star Trek Into Darkness Should Have Ended", after HISHE created a skit in the WebVideo/HonestTrailers video of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''.
** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Grand Pabbie takes a young Elsa to [[spoiler:[[Film/XMen The Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters]]]].
** ''Film/AntMan'' has a stinger about Ant-Man II meeting the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' toys, who mistake him for another spaceman toy until he grows giant.
* CrossoverShip: Invoked in ''How VideoGame/{{Portal}} Should Have Ended'', in which Chell goes on a date with Gordon from ''VideoGame/HalfLife'', another HeroicMime created by Creator/ValveSoftware.
* CurseCutShort:
** In the ''Film/PulpFiction'' video, Honey Bunny's exclamation of the f-word gets cut interrupted by [[spoiler: Superman and Batman revealing themselves sitting in the next booth]].
** Logan's "Go f*** yourself" to Xavier and Erik gets interrupted by the future Logan's warnings about upcoming dangers.
** When Iron Man, Thor, and Vison decide to keep firing at Ultron, his "Son of a- !" is interrupted by Cap saying "Language!"
* CutLexLuthorACheck
** Elektro plays with Spider-Man by tossing him around and making music with it. Spider-Man gave him an idea: he should try Dubstep. Great idea, Elektro loves being a DJ!
** One of the random techs lampshades this in the ''Hunger Games'' parody...
-->'''Tech:''' Hey, you guys ever think we should use all this money and technology to actually ''solve'' the world's problems? End world hunger? Save the rainforest? No, just me? We'd rather kids fight to the death. Okay... Just thought I'd ask.
** After Darren Cross' potential investors realize that Pym Particle suits don't render their users ''completely'' invisible, just really tiny, they ask if he has anything else worth selling. He nervously demonstrates the gun that he invented to shrink things, but instead turns people into goop. The investors comment that this could prove a useful murder weapon, with one of them even asking Cross why he didn't open his presentation with the gun instead of the suits.
* {{Cyborg}}: [[Film/{{Braveheart}} William Wallace]]
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Unlike original movies, this trope is averted in his parodies.
* DancePartyEnding: In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', Jack decides to stay in Rapture to party with the Splicers and Big Daddies.
* DeathIsCheap: In ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler: Nagini killed Snape before Harry's eyes, but Snape's knowledge of potions and healing injuries helped him survive.]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: Occasionally they deconstruct their own premise by pointing out that StatingTheSimpleSolution would often have horrible consequences in the long run. For example, in their video for ''Inside Out'', they use the method the brain workers used to send the Triple Dent Gum commercial memory to headquarters to send the core memories back, stabilize the islands of personality, and simply take the train of thought back to headquarters without any more islands collapsing and interfering, and also without [[spoiler:Bing-Bong dying]]. Unfortunately, this also means that Joy never learns her lesson about why repressing Sadness is bad, Bing-Bong is brought back to HQ and appears to Riley again, traumatizing her and shattering her psyche, and she grows up to be a 31-year-old womanchild who still sees her imaginary friend and [[BasementDweller still lives with her parents]].
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The rewritten version of "Time in a Bottle" from the ''Days of Future Past'' spoof.
-->''If I could save time in the bottles of time\\
then I could save all of the time''
* DiscreditedMeme: InUniverse, TheStinger of "How Skyrim Should Have Ended" has everyone show their hatred of the "arrow to the knee" meme;
-->'''Guard:''' I used to be like [the Dragonborn]. Then I took an arrow-\\
'''Crowd:''' SHUT UP!
* DirtyOldMan: [[spoiler:Old!Luke at the end of ''The Force Awakens'' HISHE openly hits on Rey. She is totally grossed out at this.]]
* DisneyDeath: Discussed in "How ''Captain America: The Winter Soldier'' Should Have Ended", after Batman points out that quite a few denizens of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse had their deaths become either undone or revealed as fake (never mind the fact that Batman faked his own death in ''[[spoiler:Film/TheDarkKnightRises]]'').[[note]]Specific Marvel-related examples either mentioned or referenced during this scene include [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Nick Fury]], [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Coulson]], [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Tony Stark]], [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld Loki]], and [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Groot]].[[/note]]
-->'''Superman:''' You keep dying and bringing people back to life, nobody will accept it if one of you actually gets killed someday.\\
'''Captain America:''' ''(laughs)'' None of us are gonna die! That's silly talk.\\
'''Batman:''' Okay, well we'll see.
* DontExplainTheJoke: After Frodo destroys the ring:
-->"Can you imagine what it would've been like if we had walked the entire way?"
-->([[EverybodyLaughsEnding Everybody starts laughing]])
-->"It's funny because it's extremely far."
* DownerEnding: Usually played for laughs.
** Since a Munchkin killed the Wicked Witch before Dorothy took her journey through Oz, she went home early, and never took the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion to have their desires granted by the Wizard, and we see their bad fates. Oz then creates Mood Whiplash as he tries to cheer up the viewers.
-->'''Oz''': Eh, don't be sad. I didn't really ever give them what they asked for in the first place!
** The other segment of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' ends with Ripley's decision to send the alien through the airlock, leading to the deaths of her, Newt, and Hicks.
** One of the segments in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' ends with the Ghostbusters dying after trying to cross the streams.
** Kirk and the ''Enterprise'' crew decide to just let themselves get sucked in by the black hole. [[spoiler: They end up in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, and get immediately vaporized by the Death Star under Darth Vader]].
** The ''Film/PulpFiction'' video has Mia get a shot of adrenaline to the face, and Vincent and Jules killed by the man who failed to shoot them in the original movie. [[note]]At least Marvin is still alive.[[/note]]
** Played for laughs in ''Return of the Jedi''. The younglings that Anakin killed in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' show up as Jedi-Ghosts at the end of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and Padmé, due to not being a Jedi, is not a Force Ghost.
--> '''Child''': You killed all of us as children.
--> {{Beat}}
--> '''Yoda''': Awkward, this is.
** "VideoGame/{{Slender}} [[Film/TheHungerGames Games]]" ends with [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] [[KillEmAll killing,]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or doing whatever he does]] [[KillEmAll to all the characters.]]
** One of the segments in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' ends with Batman bleeding to death and unable to move the reactor out of the bay, resulting in the reactor exploding, and [[KillEmAll everybody dying]].
-->'''Commissioner Gordon:''' Well, poop. I guess that means we're screwed. (explosion)
** ''The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2'' has Alice tells the Volturi exactly what will happen if they choose to fight them, to try and convince them to back down. The Volturi thank her for [[NiceJobBreakingItHero giving them foreknowledge]] of what to avoid, then they kill her and then proceed to [[KillEmAll massacre everyone]] except for Jacob and Bella's daughter.
** ''Film/JurassicPark'' has the T-Rex eat Grant, Sattler, the kids and Mr. Arnold, and it's implied that a poison-spitting dinosaur kills Hammond, Malcolm and [[Series/{{Lost}} Frank Lapidus]] (who was piloting the helicopter that saved Hammond and Malcolm).
** Since Gandalf made Bilbo destroy the Ring in ''Film/TheHobbit'', our heroes are unable to defeat Smaug, who apparently burns them as they try to flee.
** ''Film/{{Inception}}'' (before the credits) ends with Mal pointing out Cobb and his team in Fischer's dream and dream security killing them. However, after that, it goes to a beach party ending, which isn't much of a downer.
--> '''Mal''': There they are.\\
'''Fischer''': Get out of my head, you criminals!\\
'''Cobb''': Dang it, Mal!
** ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' ends with Bourne being killed by an assassin after breaking all his bones from falling.
** ''Film/{{Predator}}'' ends with the Predator [[KillEmAll killing everybody]] in the helicopter because there are weapons on it.
-->'''Dutch:''' You idiots! There are weapons on the chopper!
** Played with in the ''Film/TheHungerGames''. Katniss suggests the same trick she does in the book which allows both her and Peeta to live, but at the last minute Katniss backs out and admits she was faking her love for Peeta just as Peeta falls dead.
** ''Avengers: Age Of Ultron'' (Part 1) has Ultron sabotaging the Avengers' technology and equipment through the internet, buying himself some time to drop his FloatingContinent on Earth. Fortunately, [[spoiler:Superman ([[NoOneCouldSurviveThat and somehow Batman]]) survives and goes to turn back time.]]
** ''Film/JurassicWorld'' has several instances of things going badly as part of the Survival 101.
*** "Changing a battery doesn't fix a jeep that's been sitting 20 years.": Zach and Gray try to start the jeep, but it doesn't work, along with the fact that the tires have no air in them, as the I-Rex points out. It then eats Zach and Gray and the jeep.
*** "Don't let raptors out of their cages without a plan to get them back.": After killing the I-Rex, the strike team (except for Owen, who flees on his motorcycle) gets wiped out by the rampaging raptors.
*** "And finally... Don't run from a T-Rex in HIGH HEELS!": Claire tries to lure the T-Rex to take on the I-Rex, but unfortunately, one of her heels breaks and she falls and gets eaten alive by the T-Rex.
** ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' has Joy, Sadness, and Bing Bong reach headquarters with the original personality islands intact, but still unaware of Sadness' purpose. This, coupled with [[spoiler:Bing Bong]] informing Riley about the people in her head, causes Riley to grow up into a StepfordSmiler [[ManChild Woman Child]].
** Played for laughs in the stinger after the main part of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', where Vesper still drowns herself despite that Bond has already killed all the bad guys.
-->'''Bond''': But I killed all the bad guys!
** Implied for laughs in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', almost in BittersweetEnding territory. With Yoda destroying his escape ship, Count Dooku is captured with the Death Star plans still on him. Mace Windu announces this to the Senate and reveals that they've already destroyed the plans. [[OhCrap Palpatine is shocked by this]], but manages to keep his cover. He then quietly contacts a Clone Trooper to execute Order 66.
** In one of the segments in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', instead of dueling Obi-Wan with lightsabers after he takes out Grievous's bodyguards, Grievous orders his battle droids to shoot Obi-Wan to death since he's surrounded, resulting in TheBadGuyWins.
** Implied for laughs at the end of the ''Avatar'' video. The humans prepare to nuke the Na’vi from orbit. [[Film/{{Alien}} It’s the only way to be sure]].
* DungeonBypass: In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Joy realizes that the same mechanism the Forgetters use to repeatedly send [[EarWorm that annoying Triple-Dent Gum commercial]] up to Headquarters will let her send the crucial core memories there too. Once that's done, the remaining islands of personality stabilize, and she, Sadness, and Bing Bong ride the Train of Thought back home. Unfortunately, this quick fix leads to other problems (see the DownerEnding above).
* EasterEgg: At the end of "How ''The Avengers'' should have ended," not only do the boxes link to the videos about the Avengers' solo movies, and the onscreen heroes to their movies' parodies, but Superman's and Batman's tabletop and everything on it links to other vidoes featuring the duo.
* EnemyMine: The Film/DCExtendedUniverse incarnations of Batman and Superman form an alliance with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse version of Ultron against the MCU Avengers.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: PlayedForLaughs in the bonus scene for ''Film/TheHungerGames'', "The Careers and the Tree," when Cato solemnly warns the others in the group not to burn Katniss out of the tree or cut each other's throats in their sleep.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Each superhero-related episode ends with the heroes talking with Superman and Batman in the coffee shop except for ''Spider-Man 3'', where it appears briefly in the middle.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
* EverybodysDeadDave: ''Avengers: Age Of Ultron'' (Part 1) ends with all the humans dead, except for [[spoiler:Superman and Batman]].
* EverythingIsOnline: Ultron exploits this trope in ''Avengers: Age Of Ultron'' (Part 1) to shut down the Avengers' technology and send them on wild goose chases to distract them from his EvilPlan.
* ExpospeakGag: Used in ''TopGun'' to derail the famous "need for speed" quote.
* EurekaMoment: When Joy sees the mind workers send the memory of the gum jingle to headquarters through a recall tube, she decides to ask them to do the same with the core memories, saving her the trouble of carrying them all the way back to headquarters.

* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Discussed in "Slender Games"
* FauxAffablyEvil: Ultron shows up at the Villain pub, to brag with the other villains about the way he messed with the Avengers and built his FloatingContinent to destroy all life on Earth while they made pointless searches. [[spoiler:When Voldemort asks when the continent is going to fall down and kill everyone, Ultron answers, "Oh, [[BaitTheDog some time about now]]." Then again, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he (possibly) should have gotten out of there himself]]]].
* FinishHim: When [[Series/GameOfThrones Sansa punches Joffrey]], in a parody of VideoGame/MortalKombat.
* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: Katniss backs out of killing herself with Peeta to confess that she actually prefers "hottie" Gale.
* ForWantOfANail: Somehow Doc dropping vague hints to Marty and Jennifer about society in 2015 caused it to completely change.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Just like in the film it's based on, ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie The LEGO HISHE]]'' contains several split-second cameos from classic LEGO characters in the background, including [[Toys/LEGOAdventurers Johnny Thunder]] and [[Toys/KnightsKingdom2 Rascus]].
** In the ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' video, a [[spoiler: potted Groot]] can be seen passing by the window of the cafe for a couple seconds, presumably being carried by Rocket.
* FridgeLogic: [[invoked]] They often show more common sense or realistic ways for the movies to have ended invoking this trope. Often filling logic gaps and things that could confuse the viewers.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In-universe. As Six notices in the ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' short, one way to make an introduction ''really'' awkward is if every comment you make only keeps highlighting each character's eventual death.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent:
** Occurrences during Batman's chats with {{Wolverine}} and Emma Frost in "How ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' Should Have Ended" include [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]] sitting with ComicBook/PowerGirl, TheFlash sharing a booth with [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Harvey Birdman]], and Spider-Man waiting outside for an invite.
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' had George Lucas and several aliens and creatures from works other than ''Star Wars'' in the seats of the Galactic Senate.
* GRatedDrug: Willy Wonka decided to install the infamous scary tunnel while on a sugar high.
* GenreSavvy:
** Spider-Man in his final battle with Venom knows full well [[CharacterShield that he won't die]].
** Six hears Carter's inspirational opening, [[TemptingFate heavily tempting their fate]], and knows immediately how each of the members will die. [[spoiler: Then knows that he's a dead man too if he lingers with these guys and runs for the hills]].
** Jack in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' knows full well that he's doomed to freeze to death and Rose is going to hog the debris for herself.
** Tony Stark realizing that ''Film/IronMan3'' has the exact same premise as ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
** Two examples from ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'':
*** Randy explains the rules for surviving horror movies... except this time, they're along the lines of "don't date creepy guys, have parents who care, call for help, and attack the killer if they go down." [[spoiler: Turns into WrongGenreSavvy when Freddy Krueger shows up]].
*** Tying in with the "have parents who care" rule, a mother tells her son he's not leaving the house due to a masked killer on the loose.
* GilliganCut: From [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] anticipating how [[ExactWords excited]] his long-lost son is going to be when they meet, to Luke Skywalker's BigNo.
* GoKartingWithBowser: Megatron and Optimus Prime play Battleships together while discussing it being made into a film.
** [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim The Dragonborn and Alduin]] end up hanging out together as buddies after they realize they're kindred spirits.
* GoshDangItToHeck: ''Pulp Fiction'' includes one of the many lines containing the f-word, and turns it into gibberish.
* GroinAttack:
** The easy way to defeat [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003 chainsaw guys from Texas]].
** James Bond gets repeatedly beaten as he asks viewers to subscribe.
** How Jane determines Loki is still alive in the ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' video.
** Sansa kicks Joeffrey in the balls and shoves him into the moat full of sharpened stakes in ''Game of Thrones Season 1''.
* GutturalGrowler: Parodied in the ''Dark Knight'' vid.
-->'''Batman:''' Stop talking! ''It's my turn now.''\\
'''Superman:''' Well it's about ti- wait, is that your new stage voice?\\
'''Batman:''' ''Yeah. So?''\\
'''Superman:''' Well, what are you doing, gargling marbles? I can barely understand you.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Pretty much what the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' parody boils down to.
* HandWave: From the ''Iron Man 3'' video:
-->'''Tony Stark:''' You know what bugs me?\\
'''Batman:''' What?\\
'''Tony Stark:''' [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises How you got back to Gotham City after climbing out of that prison on the other side of the planet.]] Why don't you explain that?\\
'''Batman:''' Why do so many people have a problem with this? I said, ''it's because...I'm Batma-''\\
'''Superman:''' [[CatchphraseInterruptus Can we get back to the story, please?]]
* HappilyEverAfter: In ''How Revenge of the Sith Should Have Ended'', Anakin finds out that Palpatine is Darth Sidious, and when he tries to influence him into joining him, Anakin decides to go make a hologram call to Mace Windu and the other Jedi about this info, and to help him out since Palpatine is trying to get Anakin to turn evil. Mace and his Jedi Companions then manage to curbstomp Palpatine, unlike in the movie, and they even take down [[MemeticMutation Darth Jar-Jar Binks]], thus foiling the Sith's evil plans, Order 66 never happens, the Jedi Order is intact, Anakin and Padme manage to have Luke and Leia without Padme dying, and they go on to live happily ever after.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Kratos amusingly decides to kill every last god he can find. But not even he can kill [[spoiler: Morgan Freeman.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]] is determined to invoke this, even though there are other and better options available to him.
* HeroInsurance: Superman laments that he doesn't have this, but Batman does.
--> '''Batman''': I'm ''Rich'' Batman!
* HilariousOuttakes: "A Look Back at ''ItsAWonderfulLife''"
* HypocriticalHumor: Megatron jokingly asks if the aliens in ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' look like the pegs from [[TabletopGame/{{Battleship}} the game]], and proceeds to rant about how some movies completely alter iconic designs. To highlight Megatron's hypocrisy, this video portrays him with the same design from the live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movies, and Optimus Prime as his G1 incarnation (per the events of "How ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' Should Have Ended").
** Batman and Superman always point out the various coincidences, luck or plotholes in most Superhero movies. But when it is pointed the same thing is happening in their movies, both of them give very lame excuses from "No it wasn't." to "It's only ok if i do it".
* IChooseToStay: Thor decides to stay on Midgard with [[HotScientist Jane Foster]] instead of return to Asgard and fight Loki.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: During the ending of ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', Holmes and Moriarty counter each others' preparations as they fall from Reichenbach Falls. Unfortunately, they did not account for the rocks at the bottom.
* ILoveTheSmellOfXInTheMorning: Quaritch in ''Avatar'' saying he loves the smell of CGI in the morning.
* ImAManICantHelpIt: HISHE's interpretation of Arthur, in ''Film/{{Inception}}''.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Naturally parodied in the ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' film.
--> '''Stormtrooper:''' (crying) Why are we so bad at shooting things?
* InferredHolocaust: In-universe, their take on the end of ''Avatar''.
--> '''Selfridge''': I say we [[Film/{{Aliens}} nuke the site from orbit, its the only way to be sure]]...
* InNameOnly: Lampshaded at the end of ''Dead Man's Chest'', when Ragetti exclaims, "This ain't anything like the ride at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney World]]!"
** Megatron has this opinion about ''Battleship''.
* InstantSedation: Zigzagged. In ''The Dark Knight Rises'', when Bane first confronts Batman, Batman attempts to subdue him with a sleeping dart. Bane smugly comments that Batman will need to do better then that. Cue Batman shooting nineteen more darts.
-->'''Bane:''' Ugh... Okay, that could do it. (collapses)
* [[invoked]]InternetBackdraft: Parodied in the episode where [[Franchise/StarTrek the Enterprise]] goes through a black hole and immediately gets destroyed by the [[Franchise/StarWars the Death Star]]. Vader's comment? "Oh, we are going to get ''so'' much crap for that."
* InterpretativeCharacter: As of How Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan Should Have Ended, TWO Spider-Men exist within the web series. Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man isn't happy about Creator/AndrewGarfield's Spider-Man being able to enter the Super Cafe instead of him.
* ItCanThink: Parodied and taken to extremes in "How Franchise/JurassicPark Should Have Ended". The Velociraptor figures out how to speak, finds a weapons closet, sends an email to the protagonists, and tries to attack them with guns.
** It's also carried over into ''How Film/JurassicWorld Should Have Ended'', where one of the raptors starts shooting at the mercenaries after the I-Rex is killed.
-->'''Raptor''': We're free, suckers!!!
* ItsAllAboutMe: Batman. Because he's Batman!!
** Superman and Batman would often interrupt the discussions about the new films to poke each other about the ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' film. Because Batman is a monster, and needs to be stopped. Deadpool had to interrupt them: they were supposed to be talking about his dead girlfriend.
* JumpedAtTheCall: [[spoiler: Extremis-powered Pepper Potts]] accepts an offer from ComicBook/NickFury to become the newest Avenger.
* JustEatGilligan:
** In ''How Attack of the Clones Should Have Ended'', when Dooku decides to flee and uses the Force to cause a giant metal cylinder thing to fall towards the wounded Anakin and Obi-Wan, in the hope of distracting Yoda, instead of slowly tossing it aside, like he does in the film, Yoda throws it at Dooku's ship, totaling it, making Dooku unable to escape and results in his arrest, preventing the Clone War from starting.
** In ''How Revenge of the Sith Should Have Ended'', when Anakin finds out that Palpatine is in fact, Darth Sidious, the Sith lord behind everything that went wrong, he decides to not stay in place and let Palpatine influence him into possibley going to the dark side. Instead, he decides to call Mace Windu via hologram and tell him to get over the chancellor's office and stop him, instead of just going to Mace in person, after Palpatine has put some influence into Anakin. And thus Palpatine is curbstomped by Mace and his 3 Jedi companions that accompany him, who are prepared for Palpatine's attack, unlike in the film, and thus, preventing Order 66, Anakin never goes to the Dark Side, he and Padme manage to deliver Luke and Leia, and everybody lives happily after.

* KarmaHoudini: Zigzagged with Loki, who failed to steal Odin's throne when his FakingTheDead gambit was foiled by Jane. He manages to escape from imprisonment only to spend his time ruminating and sulking about his failure in the Villains Pub.
* KickTheDog: Superman and Batman love to screw with Spider-Man. When he asks if he can come in the Cafe, they point out he could have at ''any'' time, it's a ''public'' place.
--> '''Spider-Man''': I've been hanging around out here for 2 years!
--> '''Superman''': Yeah we know!
--> '''Batman''': It's been ''hilarious''!
* KidAppealCharacter: Characters originally portrayed by Ty Simpkins, such as Harley from ''Iron Man 3'' and Gray from ''Jurassic World'', wear a shirt with "Target Demographic" written on it.
* KillEmAll: ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''Slender Games'', and ''Breaking Dawn Part 2''.
* KillSteal: In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', when Superman is about pull off his HeroicSacrifice, Batman grabs the spear instead and destroys Doomsday.
* [[LeapAndFire Leap And Slash]]: In ''Harry Potter'', Neville decapitates Nagini while flying sideways through the air and yelling, "[[{{Badass}} I'm awesoooooome!]]"
* LampshadeHanging: Many shorts call out the numerous IdiotBall moments where stupid mistakes have been made in a work by the characters when they could have done something competent. One case is the scene in ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' where Optimus Prime fights the Decepticons without backup.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[LampShadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Wikus after Christopher repays his earlier abuse by clobbering him and stealing the MiniMecha in ''How Film/{{District 9}} Should Have Ended''.
-->'''Wikus:''' Curse the taste of my own medicine!
* LeeroyJenkins: Gipsy Danger from Film/PacificRim does this in “How Godzilla Should Have Ended.” [[spoiler: It doesn’t end well.]]
* LensFlare: Parodied in ''Film/StarTrek''.
-->'''Kirk:''' Computer, I want you to shut down all the lens flare generators.
-->'''Spock:''' Fascinating, I was unaware that we had that.
-->'''Kirk:''' It's nice, right? I mean, who designs a starship where lights shine right in your eye from virtually every angle!
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters AndZoidberg: "Ocean's 40".
--> Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/SeanConnery... Neil Diamond, [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]], Creator/GeorgeLucas, ChuckNorris... and Creator/JuliaRoberts.
* LogoJoke: The ''Force Awakens'' HISHE inserts a "Hidden WesternAnimation/{{Mickey| Mouse}}" with the Death Star/Death Star II/Starkiller Base holograms forming the famous mouse silhouette.
* LukeIAmYourFather: After Quicksilver informs Xavier that his mother might become upset if he goes to Paris without her permission, Erik reveals that he is Quicksilver's father, then gives him ''his'' permission.
* MadeOfIron: Discussed in ''How Film/TheDarkKnightRises Should Have Ended'', in [[OnceAnEpisode the Super Café]].
-->'''Superman''': You had your [[MythologyGag back broken]], your [[HeartbrokenBadass heart broken]], your [[ImpoverishedPatrician bank account broken]], you even got ''[[BackStab stabbed]]'', dude!\\
'''Batman''': [[BluntYes Yep.]]\\
'''Superman''': [[LampshadeHanging How are you still breathing right now?]] [[PreemptiveShutUp No, never mind]], [[RunningGag I already know what you're gonna s--]]\\
'''Batman''': ''[[CatchPhrase Because I'm Batman!]]''\\
'''Superman''': *sigh* I walked right into that one.\\
'''Batman''': Yes, you did.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Points out that without transforming Bella from ''{{Twilight}}'' into vampire, in 60 years or so Bella would be an old lady whilst Edward was still forever young.
* MundaneSolution: James Bond sees no point in playing poker with Le Chiffre if he already lost all the money, especially after M says that keeping the prize money out of Le Chiffre's hands will put Bond's life (and testicles) in danger, and instead tells M to throw Le Chiffre into custody.
--> '''M:''' You see how ''boring'' that was, James?!
* {{Narm}}:
** Invoked [[PlayedForLaughs intentionally]] in ''Film/{{Beowulf}}''.
** Also pokes fun at Tobey Maguire's narmy crying in ''Film/SpiderMan3''.
** Superman reckons that the new stage-voice in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is like Batman gargling marbles.
* NerdsSpeakKlingon: Subverted in the ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' episode. Uhura insists on showing her intellect by speaking the outro in Klingon, but mangles the words. An actual Klingon (voiced by the narrator of ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'') offers to take over... and speaks the outro in English.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: A random stortrooper calls Finn a traitor, Finn raises the lightsaber... and the stormtrooper shots him down. [[BigYes Yes!]]
* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe (for lack of a better term), an opportunity is never wasted to reference Superman snapping Zod's neck in ''Man of Steel''.
** Gets followed up in the ''Batman v. Superman'' video where Batman acknowledges [[spoiler: him killing people]] is going to follow him for a long time.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou [[{{Squick}} Averted]] in ''How [[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]] Should Have Ended'', as Bourne ends up breaking many of his bones, and can't walk to get away.
* MemeticBadass: InUniverse, we have [[Series/{{LOST}} Lapidus!]] Complete with theme music.
* MindScrew: The sight of [[spoiler:Joy crying]] prompts Bing Bong to ask Joy, "Do you think you've got little emotions in ''your head'', too?" She gasps as a zoom into her head reveals such, then answers, "It's better if you just don't think about that!"
* MundaneUtility: One of Superman's uses for his flight and X-ray vision is to watch exclusive trailers from Comic-Con.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Frequently discussed.
* NonIndicativeName:
** LiteralMinded Drax accuses Batman of having one, since he's not a HalfHumanHybrid of a bat and a man.
** Superman and Batman point out that the "Age of Ultron" only lasted a week, at most, much shorter than its title suggests.
* NotWearingPants: In ''Inception''.
* OddFriendship: Their take on ''Skyrim'' has the Dragonborn form one with the BigBad, Alduin, after discovering that the Thu'um renders him completely unable to talk to regular people, without completely destroying them.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Apparently the reason Creator/GeorgeLucas felt less willing than Creator/StevenSpielberg to apologize for ''Indiana Jones 4''.
* OnlySaneMan: Their interpretation of Jack in ''Titanic''.
--> '''Jack''': We are on the tail of a ''[[RunningGag sinking ship!]]''
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler: The Amazing Spider-Man HISHE shows Peter Parker going completely nuts and grabbing a gun and pointing it on Batman's brain to force Superman to turn back time.]]
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: The Spider-Man from the 2000s ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' irritates the Spidey from ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' because of his whining.
* OverlyLongGag:
** The ''Film/{{Inception}}'' clip from the Oscars video.
** Batman and Baby Groot spend 20 seconds telling each other their names.
* OverlyPolitePals: in ''Film/TopGun''.

* PervertRevengeMode: The ''HISHE'' version of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' sees go into this after the general she'd impersonate in the film proper says he thinks her true form is also sexy.
* PhraseCatcher: Chell becomes this when everyone else in the video tells her, "[[VideoGame/Portal2 You are a horrible person!]] Has anyone ever told you that?!" Even the video description refers to her as "a horrible person".
* PieInTheFace: Tony Stark attended the birthday of Pierce's niece, who is not guilty for her uncle being a terrorist, and a birthday promise is a birthday promise! But she asked for Iron Man, not for a middle-aged geek she does not know. So, Tony took a piece of cake, and the girl used a "[[BorrowedCatchphrase Cake missile...]]".
* PlotArmor:
** Lampshaded about Lapidus in ''Lost''.
---> "Lapidus! He survives explosions because he's the ''only'' pilot!"
** In part one of ''Age of Ultron'', [[spoiler:Ultron has made his FloatingContinent fall down, killing all life on Earth. Except Superman, who is an indestructible alien after all, and... Batman. Superman is not even interested in hearing how in the world he can possibly still be alive. It's [[MangledCatchPhrase BECAUSE HE'S...]]]] [roll credits!]
** Several episodes avert this by showing that several characters from different movies survives because of plot and it would show what happened in reality. Special mention goes to the 2012 episode, where [[spoiler: the protagonist and his family would actually be like any killed-in-the-disasters people if the events would happen in reality.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship:
** Maverick and Iceman.
--> Remaining [=MiGs=] are bugging out because of our teamwork and kindness.
** After being convinced by [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Hiccup]], [[Film/TheNeverendingStory Falcor]], [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Daen]][[Series/GameOfThrones erys]] and [[{{Film/Dragonheart}} Draco]] that some dragons can in fact be friendly, the Dwarves attempt to befriend Smaug. [[spoiler:It doesn't work. Smaug was one of the most iconic evil dragons before all those draconic followers started playing around with the concept.]]
* PrettyLittleHeadshots:
** When one of the soldiers kills the Wicked Witch.
** When [[spoiler:Snape shoots Voldemort]] in ''Harry Potter''.
* RealityEnsues: Really, almost EVERY short applies reality to the work and see how much the ending should logically fall apart. The list includes.
** In ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' they have John Cusack's character explain the whole plot as his escape plan, showing how many coincidences would be needed to get them that far, let alone a lack of reality. [[spoiler: In the end, they just drowned without even making it to the airport.]]
** In one of their "Lego Movie" segments, it is demonstrated that EasilyForgiven doesn't really come into play for President Business, when he's convinced by Emmet to stop his evil plans. After all, it still doesn't negate the fact that he ruined a lot of people's lives in the process and is therefore thrown into prison by a lot of angry people for what he did.
** In ''Film/TopGun'', Maverick punching Iceman for causing the death of [[ForgottenFallenFriend his best friend]], earlier in the movie.
** In the ''Assassin's Creed'' parody, they lampshade the sheer implausibility of surviving a "Leap of Faith".
** Special mention goes to "How [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2]] Should Have Ended" concerning the "[[spoiler:No Russian]]" mission.
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Batman succumbs to his stab wound and is unable to save the day.
** In ''Film/JurassicWorld'' in its entirety. Some examples include:
*** You can't get a 20+ year-old Jeep back into running usable condition just by changing the battery [[spoiler:lampshaded by the Indominus Rex before it eats Zach and Gray]]
*** Raptors are really tough to train and control, especially when out of their cages
*** High heels are impractical for running away from hungry dinosaurs [[spoiler:hence the reason why the T-Rex ate Claire]]
** In ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', Bagheera leaving baby Mowgli in a basket to be RaisedByWolves leads to said wolves eating said baby.
* RealityIsUnrealistic:
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Armin Zola questions the Red Skull why they should label their bombs in English when they are German. The words written on the bombs were names of US cities: New York, Chicago, etc. However, this is a goof: these names are written the same way in both English and German.
** And in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the beginning parodies the fact that the chanting from the movie's opening has no place at all in the rest of the movie. It is actually a traditional Sami chant, Sami being a group of indigenous people in Scandinavia - where the movie takes place. (Also, Kristoff happens to be Sami)
* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: Superman does not want to go back in time and save Gwen Stacy, as Spider-Man requests. He's trying not to do that anymore. But, eventually, he does it.
* RedShirt:
** Parodied in ''Film/StarTrek'', when Kirk orders all red shirts on board the Enterprise to be jettisoned to lighten the weight of the ship. Scotty takes time to put on a different shirt before fulfilling the order.
** And again in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', where after his big TemptingFate speech, Carter hands Six a red shirt with the ONI logo on it.
* {{Retirony}}: In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' bonus scene, two of the [[spoiler: Chitauri]] discuss their imminent retirement, with one looking forward to spending more time with his wife and kids, and the other planning to follow his dream of opening a fitness center. [[spoiler: And then Tony nukes the mothership.]]
* RhymesOnADime: The Munchkins.
* RoboticReveal: While shouting "Freedom!" during his torture, [[Film/{{Braveheart}} William Wallace]] malfunctions, and reveals himself to be a robot. Then he proceeds to attack the English crowd with [[MythologyGag fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse]].
-->'''Hamish:''' [[ShockingSwerve I didn't see that coming]].
* RootingForTheEmpire: (''{{Invoked}}'') Superman and Batman met Ultron, who will go against the Avengers, and told him that [[FandomRivalry so are they]]. Ultron hugged them, and told them that they have a new friend. [[OhCrap Superman immediately regrets this]].
* RosesAreRedVioletsAreBlue: Their version of Jimmy Stewart writes one.
* RuleOfCool: Lampshaded in the ''Film/{{Tron}}'' rap, where they point out that Flynn could have just uninstalled the MCP... "But that's no fun to animate!"
* RunningGag:
** Tony Stark's love of solving problems with Tank-missiles.
** ''Everyone'' either already knows or doesn't care about Batman's secret identity. Speaking of which...
--> [[CatchPhrase "Because I'm BATMAN"]]
** Darth Vader/Anakin ''loves'' to tell everyone about his children.
** The scientists in both Franchise/SpiderMan movie franchises. They're GenreSavvy enough to prevent each FreakLabAccident that creates foes of Spider-Man (Sandman and Electro).
** Every character played by Creator/SamuelLJackson will have a "Enough!" rant.
* SanitySlippage: Spider-Man got nuts after the death of Gwen Stacy in ''The Amazing Spider-Man 2''. So now Superman must go back in time and save her, or else Spider-Man will shoot Batman in the face!
** '''Batman:''' This is stupid...
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Six in ''VideoGame/HaloReach.''
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: In ''Film/HarryPotter'', Snape uses Hermione's Time-Turner (which Harry convinced her to keep) to [[spoiler:kill Tom Riddle when Dumbledore's talking to him in the orphanage]].
* SheatheYourSword: How the characters survive the ''Film/{{Predator}}''. [[spoiler:Until TheStinger.]]
-->'''Dutch:''' [[spoiler:You idiots! There are weapons on the choppaaa!]]
* ShownTheirWork: Their ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' epilogue was almost indistinguishable from the film (save Batman not being voiced by Will Arnett.)
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/HowItShouldHaveEnded This page]]
* ShortLivedAerialEscape: See SheatheYourSword.
* ShutUpHannibal: In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Xavier gets fed up with Magneto's attempts to perform his MotiveRant, freezes everyone (except for Magneto, who asks Xavier what's going on) and mind-controls Azazel to teleport him to a hospital.
--> '''Magneto''': Charles? Wh-what's going on? What are you doing?
--> '''Xavier/Azazel''': I've been ''shot'' you selfish a-hole.
--> *Azazel teleports Xavier*
--> '''Magneto''': [[SarcasmMode Well, great]]. Now how are we supposed to get home?
* SignedUpForTheDental: Scott Lang has served his sentence. Pym is waiting for him: he can offer him a job, lots of money, and training by his hot daughter. And Luis? He has waffles in his apartment, and a truck with a sweet horn that plays "la cucaracha".
* SkewedPriorities: Ultron has took control of the internet, and can do ''anything''... but what enraged Thor and Banner was that he turned the TV cable off.
* SmugSuper:
** Superman is ''very'' fond of lording all his superpowers -- and the awesome things they enable him to do -- over Batman.
** Iron Man in spades, his reply to Batman telling him he shouldn't have revealed his identity.
--> "Why not? Cause I did... and I'm awesome! So... in your face!"
** Batman gets a chance to have his own back in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
-->'''Superman''': But dude, you know what I would've done?
-->'''Batman''': Oh, I don't know, probably just-
-->'''Superman and Batman simultaneously''': ''Fly really fast, saving everyone from the bullets and explosions!''
-->'''Superman''': Exactly!
-->'''Batman''': Yeah, well, I can't do those things. [[ShutUpHannibal Because I'm not a super-bulletproof alien from another planet that can defy gravity]]. But you know what I ''can'' do?
-->'''Superman''': What's that?
-->'''Batman''': ''Make an incredibly awesome movie!'' ...You know why?
-->'''Superman''': [Resigned] Because you're Bat-
-->'''Batman''': '''[[Quotes/{{Batman}} Because I'm Batman]]'''!
** Batman calls Superman out on his twitter feed consisting of him repeatedly posting;
--> '''Batman''': "Just saved the day. Just saved the day. Just got back from saving the day. Here I go to save the day. Just saved the day ''twice''. I'm saving the day. Just saved the day tagged with Wonder Woman. Just saved the day" *phone beeps* And you just posted something new, what does it say, ah, "Just saved the day".
--> '''Superman''': Yeah I just rescued these people while you were reading that.
** Superman counters that Batman isn't much better, as he keeps posting "''I'm Batman!''" on twitter.
** The Avengers are collectively smug to the both of them about the massive success of ''The Avengers''.
--> '''Thor''': We can't hear you through all of this box office money!
* SophisticatedAsHell: Characters with cultured and/or archaic speech patterns in the original films tend to use a lot more slang and colloquialisms in the videos. For instance, Thor's response to Heimdall peeping on Jane bathing is, "Stop creepin' on my lady-friend, dude!"
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Some of the Alternate Endings, when they are LighterAndSofter than their real counterparts.
** [[spoiler:Stoick the Vast]] in ''How To Train Your Dragon 2''.
** [[spoiler:Mace Windu, Padme and all the Jedi Order]] in ''Star Wars The Revenge of the Sith''.
** [[spoiler:Severus Snape]] in ''Harry Potter''. He then [[spoiler:goes back in time in order to kill Voldemort and retroactively saves everyone]].
** [[spoiler:Thorin]] in ''The Battle of the Five Armies''.
** [[spoiler:Boromir]], and probably [[spoiler:everyone who dies in the war against Sauron]], in ''Lord of the Rings''.
* SpecialEditionTitle: Some videos begin with the intro made-over to resemble the VanityPlate of the studio that produced the spoofed movie.
* SpecialGuest:
** Creator/StanLee, in "How ''The Amazing Spider-Man Should Have Ended''.
** Jon Bailey, the WebVideo/HonestTrailers narrator, appeared in the episodes for ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (as a Klingon), ''Film/JurassicWorld'' (as the Indominus Rex), ''Film/AntMan'' (as Scott Lang/Ant-Man II), and ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' (as Baloo, Shere Khan, Colonel Haiti, Kaa, and [[spoiler:Winnie the Pooh]]).
--->'''I-Rex:''' Aw nuts!
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Malekith accuses Loki of this.
** Batman and Superman.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Their bread and butter for some of their episodes. This series has characters having logic equivalent to a person who is aware of something easier and does it.
** In ''Lord of the Rings'', instead of doing all the journey to Mordor, the Fellowship distracted Sauron while Frodo dropped the ring inside the volcano while flying with an eagle. They even lampshade this.
-->'''Legolas''': That was incredibly easy.
-->'''Gimli''': Yeah, it was.
-->'''Frodo''': Can you imagine what it would be like if we walked the entire way?
-->'''Boromir''': Yeah, one of us would've died.
** In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', rather than turning himself to Zod, Superman went to Jor-El's hologram for advice on how to deal with Zod. In which Superman throws his spaceship at Zod's ship, sending Zod and his crew to the Phantom Zone.
** Captain America and Falcon suggest asking the Avengers to help take down HYDRA's helicarriers, but Nick Fury insists on not letting them get involved. Black Widow then asks if her disguise-o-mesh, which can alter a person's appearance, can prove useful. Cut to Cap disguising as Alexander Pierce, and ordering for the dismantling of the helicarriers, as well as the turning-in of undercover HYDRA agents.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' has Xavier and Erik invite Quicksilver to accompany them to Paris, so he could help them get Mystique. On Batman's suggestion, Xavier later decides to send Logan even further into the past, to the very first time Erik and Charles met him, so he could explain everything that's going to happen.
** In ''Film/AntMan'', Hank Pym has a complex plan: have Luis make contact with Scott Lang when he goes out of prison, wait for him to fail to get a job, trick him into stealing and trying the ant-man suit, rescue him from prison when he's sent a second time... but Hope told him that it was pointless, and that he should simply show up when Lang goes out of prison, and recruit him right there.
* StealthPun: Not quite stealth, but definitely a bit sneaky. In the Film/StarTrek deleted scene, Scotty is spacing the {{Red Shirt}}s and spare parts to lighten the ship. He's even pushing an antique cannon into the airlock.
--> '''Scotty:''' Everything's got to go.
--> '''Red Shirt:''' Yeah, but... even the cannon?
--> '''Scotty:''' Especially the [[{{Canon}} cannon]].
* StolenMacGuffinReveal: In the ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' parody, Holmes and Moriarty try to one up each other in this regard with an air tank and life vest, respectively.
* StupidSacrifice:
** Captain America's HeroicSacrifice is parodied to be this in HISHE. Why couldn't Cap turn the plane around, circle for a while, find warmer water to crash land into, fly one of the bomb-planes as an escape, or try to find some other way to avoid crashing into freezing arctic water? The film proper never explains, and HISHE has a ''field day'' with it.
** Bond unsuccessfully pleads with Vesper Lynd not to drown herself.
-->'''Bond:''' Why are you doing this?
-->'''Vesper:''' I love you, James! Now I must kill myself for no reason! ''(drowns)''
-->'''Bond:''' But I killed all the bad guys!
* SuddenlyVoiced: In the ''Portal'' video, [[spoiler:the Companion Cube actually talks, and seems none too happy about Chell throwing it in an incinerator, then trying to leave it behind in the rubble. The Companion Cube actually seems like the only "character" in the video with any spoken lines.]]
* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: For the ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' video, Fury refuses to call in Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} for help for no discernible reason.
* SubvertedCatchphrase: Scarlet Witch uses her powers to make Batman perform one.
-->Girl, your accent is so bad, you make me want to be good. Oh wait! I already am! Because I'm... ''(Scarlet Witch {{Mind Rape}}s him)'' [[spoiler:AFRAID OF BATS!]]
* SynchroVox: Used in ''Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2'' to make fun of the ConspicuousCGI on baby Renessmee's face.
* TakeThat:
** To ''Green Lantern'', who they say can only come in the cafe when he actually makes a ''good'' movie!
** To George Lucas for his ''constant'' need to edit the original Star Wars films, much to the displeasure of the fans.
** As well spoofing the "Han Shot First" controversy, pointing out Han ''also'' did so in ''Empire'';
--> '''Vader''': Whoa! What are you doing? ''You shot first?!''
--> '''Han''': Yeah? [[CombatPragmatist Why wouldn't I ?]]
--> '''Vader''': I...I, uh, don't know the answer to that.
** ''Revenge of the Fallen'' has Jetfire turn Optimus Prime into "the greatest Autobot, that everyone wishes [him] to be." The extra armor and weapons make Optimus look even clunkier, but then, [[spoiler: it all falls off, revealing G1 Optimus]].
-->'''Optimus Prime:''' Aw, yeah, that's what I'm talking about!
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' Part 2, Magneto saves the day.
--->'''Magneto:''' Those two ''(points at Wanda and Pietro)'' are my ''children.'' And we are called ''mutants!''
** Also, in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' Part 2, even though the film was released after Sony announced that Spider-Man ''is'' joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is sharing film rights with Marvel Studios (unlike Fox's position with X-Men and Fantastic Four), the film was too far in post to include him, so they do another TakeThat with Spider-Man helping to stop the bullet train in South Korea the same way he stopped an L-Train in ''Film/SpiderMan2''.
--->'''Spidey:''' Just your friendly neighborhood, Marvel Universe Spider-Man!
** The cast of ''{{Film/Aliens}}'' laugh and scoff at what is essentially the premise of ''{{Film/Avatar}}''.
--->'''Hudson''': [[SarcasmMode Maybe it's a precious unobtainable mineral that's gonna save the Earth from an energy crisis.]]
--->'''Drake''' (''laughing''): That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
* TattooedCrook: Joker after changing his look for the new ''Film/SuicideSquad'' movie.
* TemptingFate: Kat refuses to put on her helmet in the ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' short, and Jorge talks abut "going down with the ship" while playing with a miniature Covenant Corvette toy. Carter goes on about how he'll "fly right into the heart of the enemy" and Emile is obsessed with sharp objects. [[SarcasmMode Gee, I wonder what happens?]]
* ThatManIsDead: Averted with Darth Vader in ''Film/EmpireStrikesBack''. Darth Sidious attempted to invoke this, but Vader immediately recognized that Anakin Skywalker was ''himself''.
-->'''Emperor''': I have no doubt, this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker.\\
'''Vader''': What? I have a son?!\\
'''Emperor''': [''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint confused]]''] No, I said Anakin Skywalker has a son. You are Darth Vad--\\
'''Vader''': I have a son! This is wonderful! I must see him! [''leaves the room'']
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: TheStinger of ''Film/SpiderMan3''.
* TheStinger: Every episode since "How ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Dead Man's Chest]]'' Should Have Ended" has either one or two.
* ThinkOfTheChildren: Iron Man exclaims this as a failed attempt to stop Ultron from creepifying any more Disney songs.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} often meet in a diner and comment on such occurrences as Franchise/SpiderMan's CharacterDerailment and ''HISHE'''s revival.
* TooDumbToLive: Frequently points out when characters do something utterly stupid that will get themselves killed. Jack invokes this in ''Titanic'', angrily berating Rose for having been perfectly safe on the lifeboat, but ''intentionally'' decided to get back onboard a ''sinking ship!''
* TookALevelInBadass: In one of the endings for ''Aliens'', Newt takes a rifle and helps gun the queen down.

* VillainsOutShopping: Villains Out Drinking, actually. Also ribbing each other and complaining about their foiled plans, which is why they need a Villain Pub.
* VirtualGhost: In ''Man of Steel'', Lara is [[WhatTheHellHero not happy]] to discover Jor-El only created one of these in his image for their son, instead of making one based on her as well.
* VisualPun:
** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', when [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}]] sings "Let It Go", [[spoiler:he grabs ComicBook/{{Storm}}]] at the "Let the storm rage on" part. The reissued version changed the line to, "[[spoiler:This girl's named 'Storm']]", eliminating the pun.
** The ''Inside Out'' video shows a "mind fart" stinking up headquarters, which also explodes after [[spoiler:Bing Bong]] "blow[s Riley's] mind".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Superman and Batman.
* VocalEvolution: Darth Vader sounds very different in [[spoiler: ''Film/StarTrek'']] compared to the videos about the ''Film/StarWars'' sequels.
* WallSlump: Deadly slump against a wall is how Jules and Vincent meet their end in "How Film/PulpFiction should have ended" episode. [[http://youtu.be/ASs8odtJjLI?t=1m26s See it here.]]
* WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere: In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* WaxingLyrical: Almost all of Ultron's dialogue in the parody of the ''Age of Ultron'' teaser consists of the lyrics to songs from Creator/{{Disney}}[=-=]owned animated movies.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** To Jake in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', since he never bothered to tell the Na'vi what the RDA actually wanted from them. You know, the ''entire'' point he was sent on that mission in order to ''prevent'' them from going to war?
** Harry Osborn to his butler after realizing the latter knew the truth about his father, but never told him for ''3 whole years''.
---> '''Harry''': I took a grenade to the ''face'', dude!
** Bishop and Newt to Ripley after she opens the airlock.
** Superman to Batman, after he decided instead to simply ''run over'' the Joker, since it "[[LoopholeAbuse Didn't kill 'im]]".
** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Grand Pabbie, pretty much voices most if not entire fandom, attempting to explain to Elsa's parents why shutting her away/teaching her to fear her powers is a terrible idea.
--> '''Grand Pabbie''': Oh, wow. You guys are ''bad parents''.
** Superman yells at the townspeople for cheering for Godzilla when he saved the world from the MUTO at the expense of property damage and many lives, yet shunning him when he did the same thing against Zod and his minions.
** The eponymous princess from HISHE Kids Fixed Fairy Tales chews out the Prince and his mother for making her sleep on a crappy mattress to prove she actually is a princess and worth marrying him even though she might not want to, and promptly goes off to find a prince that won't subject her to idiotic tests of characters.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Jun doesn't even appear in the ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' short. [[spoiler:But the Chief does.]]
** During the ''Lost'' short, Lapidus' theme music lampshades that didn't Walt and Widmore used to be important?
** In ''Oblivion'', what happens when all the ''other'' Jack Harper clones show up, complete with their own pissed off [[ClingyJealousGirl Victoria's]]?
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Odin's parenting method.
-->'''Odin''': Blahohdinsleep.\\
'''Loki''': I've done it father! I've destroyed all of Jotunheim while you were sleeping!\\
'''Odin''': And that is why ''you'' are also banished!\\
'''Loki''': What?\\
'''Odin''': I take from you, your power!
-->''Loki's helmet and spear fly into Odin's hands''
-->'''Odin''': And I cast you out!
-->''Odin zapz Loki into a portal''
* [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Shoot Him/Her?]]: Basically the central premise of the series, so frequently subverted.
** A Munchkin decides to use his gun against the Wicked Witch of the West in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
** Film/IronMan uses a tank missile against Obadiah Stane.
** In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', they just use the Rail Gun to kill the Fallen.
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', this becomes "Why Don't You Just Run Him Over":
-->'''Superman''': Woah, hold on a second -- you ''hit'' him?\\
'''Batman''': Yep.\\
'''Superman''': You hit ''the Joker''.\\
'''Batman''': Uh-huh.\\
'''Superman''': You ''ran over a human being''.\\
'''Batman''': Sure did.\\
'''Superman''': But... what about [[ThouShaltNotKill your rule]]?!\\
'''Batman''': ''[smugly]'' Didn't kill 'im.\\
''[cut to the Joker, lying in a hospital bed covered in casts, moaning in pain]''\\
'''The Joker''': [[CatchPhrase You wanna know how I got these scars?]]\\
'''Nurse''': ''[deadpan]'' From Batman?\\
'''The Joker''': ''From Batman''.
** In ''Film/HarryPotter'', [[spoiler: Snape]] shoots Voldemort, then [[spoiler: uses the Time Turner and Invisibility Cloak to kill young Tom Riddle as well.]]
** Played with in ''Film/SawI'', where the gun is fired by accident and the bullet ricochets around the room, hitting the playing-dead Jigsaw, killing him, essentially preventing most of the subsequent franchise.
** In ''Film/IronMan3,'' it shows Tony activating the "House Party" protocols early, leading to a ''MacrossMissileMassacre'' of Tank Missiles against the choppers.
** In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', after Zod issues his threat against Earth, Superman goes to speak to Jor-El to find out more information about Zod. After learning that he's insane, cue Superman activating the phantom-drive on his ship and ramming it down Zod's throat, sending both him and the other Kryptonians back to the Phantom Zone and wrapping up the entire movie within ''30 minutes''.
--> '''Batman''': Could you imagine if you had to fight those guys on land?
--> '''Superman''': Oh my gosh, can you imagine that? Thousands of people might have ''died!''
--> '''Batman''': Plus billions of dollars in property damage!
--> '''Superman''': I can't pay that kind of debt on a Daily Planet salary!
** In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' the general responds to Serizawa stating that Godzilla must be what defeats the monsters with why don't we just nuke them. Serizawa shoots him down and the general gets that Serizawa just wants to see a monster fight. Mind they are trying to nuke them at that point in the film and they took the nuke to the middle of the city.
** In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', Spider-Man ignores the guy in the Rhino armor that's conveniently terrorizing the city for his return. The police can deal with him! As in the movie, the guy opens his armor, to taunt the police... and gets immediately killed.
** The ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' video presents two scenarios in which the Guardians meet their ends by the prison guards and Ronan realizing this. A Mook also defends himself from Yondu's arrow by shooting Yondu before he can make the arrow strike him.
** In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', Stoick ops to just throw his ax and kill [[BigBad Drago]] as soon as he arrives at the battle.
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Iron Man, Thor, and Vision shot Ultron until he explodes, instead of shooting him and pausing.
** In one of the Survival 101 segments of ''Film/JurassicWorld'', "Don't just stand there when you have a perfect shot.", As the I-Rex communicates with the Raptors to turn on the human team, Owen goes, "Who cares?! Just shoot her!" and the group shoots the I-Rex to death.
** In ''How Film/RevengeOfTheSith Should Have Ended'', after Obi-Wan takes out Grievous's bodyguards, he has his battle droids surrounding Obi-Wan to simply overwhelm him and shoot him to death.
** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', the stormtrooper on Takodana just guns down a lightsaber-wielding Finn instead of attacking him with a riot baton. Given how Finn has no apparent force sensitivity or melee training, this would make a lot of sense if one would think about it.
* WildCard: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmhEg-nDGJA&t=2m20s naturally]].
--> '''Joker:''' Know what I woulda done? I woulda said "You wanna know how I got these scars?"\\
'''Loki:''' And?\\
'''Joker:''' Then I'd blow something up, Idunno, I kinda like to keep people guessing.
* WithinParameters: Parodied in ''Film/SpiderMan3'':
-->'''Scientist 1:''' There's a change in the silicon mass.\\
'''Scientist 2:''' Yeah, it's probably just a bird.\\
'''Scientist 3:''' Here's a bright idea: why don't you make sure it's just a bird before you mutate the crap out of something just because you were too lazy to safely run this nighttime sand mutation experiment?\\
'''Scientist 2:''' Fine. (stops experiment) ...That is a big bird down there. Kinda looks like a guy. Oh, wait, it ''is'' a guy down there!
* WorthIt:
** In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Sansa's head-on-a-spike invokes this after pushing Joffrey off the rampart to his death.
** The reaction of the Vietnamese general from ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' after Mystique goes into PervertRevengeMode after he says he still thinks she's hot.
* WritersCannotDoMath: When Snape goes back in time with the Time-Turner to kill Voldemort, he turns it over about 262,000 times, which, at an hour per turn, should put him back about thirty years - nowhere near enough to get Tom at the orphanage.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Some videos change the lyrics of pop songs to get around copyrights.
* WrongGenreSavvy:
** Venom in ''Film/SpiderMan3''.
** Randy from ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' turns out to be this when [[spoiler:[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]]] shows up.
* YouMeddlingKids: After Captain America and his crew take down Alexander Pierce offscreen:
-->'''Pierce:''' And I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you sneaky kids and your disguise-o-mesh!
* YouMonster: If you click the button at the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki6-BmrWgmE Villain Pub - To Battle!]] it will take you to a video of earth being destroyed, followed by the words "You Monster".