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->''"Tutu On!"''

TheAbridgedSeries of ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TutuOnAbridger Tutu On Abridger]]. Has a lot of fun with the nonsensical aspects of the series.

Unlike many AbridgedSeries, ''Princess Tutu Abridged'' does not reduce the number of episodes in the series. This likely stems from the fact that the [[Anime/PrincessTutu original show]] is itself fairly compact, with important events even in seeming [[{{Filler}} filler episodes]]. Much of the drama, humor, and even some actual lines from the dub, are also left in and used unironically. Characters are exaggerated, but left mostly unchanged. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading]] is often done by referencing the trope directly by name.

However, this does not mean that the ''Princess Tutu Abridged'' team has not made this parody their own. Despite the [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove obscurity of the anime]], a lot of effort has been put in to making this show enjoyable. Of particular note is their two-part [[MusicalEpisode Musical Episodes]], with all voice actors singing very well, even outside their own vocal range. The team specifically tried to avoid the obvious jokes, like the HoYay between Fakir and Mytho, and instead spring for less expected humor, such as Liliae and Pike's [[TheMafia Ballerina Mafia]].

The team has a [[http://abridgedseries.wikia.com/wiki/Tutu_On_Abridger pretty complete set of pages]] on TheAbridgedSeries Wikia, including second-by-second music lists for each episode and nice trivia about the team. Might border on AllThereInTheManual, except that the information is not required to understand or enjoy the series.
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!!Tropes:
* AccidentalMisnaming: Anteaterina in Episode 2. "Adding 'Anteater' onto something doesn't make it my name!"
* ADayInTheLimeLight: Liliae lampshades Pike achieving this status in Episode 15. Of course, she is going to knock her out of it even if she has to kill Pike herself.
* [[strike:A Wizard]] [[AWizardDidIt Drosselmeyer Did It]]: A running gag in episode 17. The third time around, Drosselmeyer tells whoever is flashing the caption to stop pinning the blame on him.
* [[AllergicToLove Allergic To Hotness]]: Taken quite literally with Mr. Cat.
* AmusingInjuries: Duck is frequently the butt of these at the hands of the Mafia.
* AndThatsTerrible: Child abuse! "It's bad!"
* AssPull:[[invoked]] Fakir uses these when Duck has a dance-off with the ravens in the last episode, but eventually...
-->'''Fakir:''' Dammit! I'm running out of ass pulls!
* BadLiar: Fakir wasn't crying. He just had... ash in his eyes.
** "Duck Allergy..."
* BarbieDollAnatomy: "OMG, Mytho has no penis!" It's OK though. The fangirls still love him.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Fakir and Rue seem to have this in the first half, [[spoiler: but Fakir is apparently a bad kisser]] so it doesn't last.
* BiTheWay: Mytho invokes this in front of the whole school upon Fakir's return from suspension in Episode 18.
** Duck certainly seems to question her sexuality a lot when she's around Rue.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In the MusicalEpisode, Fakir got so embarrased at the revelation that he's a total SAP, that he says Duck's "OH SNAP", twice.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Nearly all the characters in the series do this from time to time, notably when Fakir notices the spotlights in Episode 8. When Kraehe casually breaks the in-series fourth wall by talking to Drosselmeyer at the end of the first season, she damages it to a point where the rest of the cast may break it more freely.
** Pretty much all of Episode 23 is this.
* BreatherEpisode: Duck has a wish granted for one of these in episode 17.
--> '''Duck:''' Poor Mytho, this plot is getting so serious. I wish we could have an episode that's just random shit. Boy would that be awesome.
* BrickJoke: Rue made Mytho his [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] sandwich.
* BriefAccentImitation / FakeBrit: Rue in Episode 9.
--> '''Fakir:''' Enough already! That is the worst accent I have ever heard. It's [[LargeHam hammy]], [[PetPeeveTrope it's annoying,]] [[RuleOfThree and it's driving me over the edge, you stupid crow!]]
* BrokenAesop: The true meaning of Christmas is totally about receiving material possessions, not giving, or [[ThePowerOfLove love.]]
* BuffySpeak: "Listen to the voices of the flower... baby... things"
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "Tutu On!" Notable because the actual series is an aversion to this trope.
** There is also a literal ByThePowerOfGrayskull moment later on as a ShoutOut to ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''.
* CallingYourAttacks: Duck on occasion. "Ballerina tackle!"
* CargoShip: Discussed, parodied, and lampshaded. [[invoked]]
-->"Mytho's being paired with the river!"
** And Rue and her painful shoes.
* TheCastShowoff: ''Walker'', especially after his voice drops. The musical episodes count for the rest though.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Fakir has a few. ("Don't lie to me!", "Called it!", "MORON!", as well as "Cool!" when he was younger.)
** Not to mention that Ahiru's "QUACK!" in the original becomes Duck's "OH SNAP!" in the abridged version.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: It's alright, Duck can put her clothes on really fast. She has to, with Uzura around.
* ChristmasEpisode: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKtbVMihglQ How Drosselmeyer Stole The Abridged Series]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mytho and his random trivia.
** Freya from Episode 16. She was [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Flowers]] according to WordOfGod and is the [[MamaBear Mama Flower]] to all her little [[HearingVoices 'children,']] longing to truly be one of them. Borders dangerously on AxCrazy.
* CommitmentIssues: Duck suffers of this thanks to her fate of turning into a speck of light. Damn commitment, indeed.
* CouchGag: The original anime's noir-ish intro is paired with an ever-changing voice-over retelling the plot of a fairy tale or popular story (the first episode was [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the three Peverell brothers]]).
* CrypticConversation: Edel is an absolute master at this when giving out advice to Duck. She even Lampshades this in the first MusicalEpisode.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Heavily lampshaded with Fakir. "Summon tragic backstory!"
* DeusExMachina / DiabolusExMachina: Lampshaded with a jewel called the former until Kraehe turns it in the latter.
* DisneyDeath: Fakir living after the events of episode 13 is lampshaded by Mytho.
* DrivenToSuicide: Edel in episode 13 after Drosselmeyer took her sex drive away. A far cry from her HeroicSacrifice in the original.
* DVDCommentary: For episode 12.
* EnemyWithin: Mytho's dark side has slowly been taking control ever since the heart shard dipped in evil was returned to him. In Episode 20 he can be seen actively fighting back during his battle with Fakir.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Especially if it's sparkly sweat. "[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]], eat your heart out."
* FanFic: Mr. Cat writes it and the crows love it. Also the gods of fan fiction preside over the shipping bridge, determining who, [[CargoShip or what]], anyone praying for a love interest there is paired with.
* {{Fanservice}}: There is an entire day devoted to it at Goldcrown Academy.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Every bit is mercilessly lampshaded, especially when Autor begins to appear in the second season.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Instead of Fakir just writing to save Duck as in canon, he writes so the '''narrator''' isn't willing to let Duck be killed. Yes, Fakir just got the narrator to do his bidding (though said narrator had clearly been getting uncomfortable with recent events...).
* FracturedFairyTale: The stories at the beginning of the episodes.
* GenreSavvy: In Fakir's case, this causes many people to think that he is schizophrenic.
** Rue, at least if she every gets into a horror movie situation.
--> '''Duck:''' I wonder... should we split up and look for Mytho?
--> '''Rue:''' Duck, have you ever watched a horror movie once in your life? When someone disappears you ''don't'' split up to look for them.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Drosselmeyer can't wait for the [[strike:{{Cat Fight}}s]] Bird Fights.
** Mytho mentions that thinking of Tutu gives him one feeling, thinking of Rue gives him another feeling, and thinking of both of them at the same time gives him "an entirely different feeling altogether".
** In episode 14, Fakir distracts Mytho by telling him Tutu and Kraehe are making out.
* GotMeDoingIt: In episode 12, Fakir is not pleased to know that somehow he's now trapped in a musical, but he cannot resist the power of the MusicalEpisode, despite all his chagrin.
-->'''Fakir:''' (''singing'') Now I'm singing too?\\
Come on, what the hell?\\
Damn this blasted musical!
* GratuitousFrench: In episode 18.
* GreekChorus: The flock of crows in the series is treated as this.
* HandWave: Mentioned by name. Mr. Cat in Episode 1, glancing over the fact that he is a cat.
** And again in Episode 16 when Drosselmeyer points out Rue's line about only being able to get married after Mytho brings her a heart, when the pair had almost tied the knot back in Episode 10... hey, [[GoLookAtTheDistraction look at the clockwork plant]]!
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[DiscussedTrope Pondered]] over by Duck herself. Heavily implied that she is one of these being part duck and part girl.
* HesDeadJim: Spoofed at the Goldcrown Secret Underground Bookclub's meeting in Episode 21. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Dead Tom is dead]].
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Edel is portrayed as this in the series.
* HostileShowTakeOver: Fakir attempts one of these in the intro to Episode 21. Needless to say it doesn't stick.
* [[HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas How The Character Stole The Abridged Series]]
* HurricaneOfPuns: We get one of these in Episode 19, much to Drosselmeyer's lament.
-->"This is the story of the Prince and the Raven, not the story of the prince and the princess' tush."
* IBelieveICanFly: Duck almost throw herself at the void, while singing "Defying gravity" no less, but Fakir caught her by the braid before she did, saying that just because thy're in a musical, it won't give her superpowers.
* IceCreamKoan: In the words of [[{{Lolcats}} Ceiling Cat]], "One cannot truly know the ceiling until one has known the floor."
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: The main characters get some time out the climaxic episode 13 to discuss Kraehe's AbsoluteCleavage and how the hell it manage to [[WardrobeMalfunction don't fall down]].
-->'''Kraehe:''' [...] it seems that Drosselmeyer likes me better. He even rationalized a way for my costume to stay up.\\
'''Tutu:''' I always thought you used double sided tape.\\
'''Kraehe:''' What a cute idea. But sadly: wrong. Any other guesses?\\
'''Fakir:''' As much as I'd like to discuss your {{Stripperific}} fashion sense all episode, Kraehe, why don't we get back to having a climactic showdown here? Somebody needs to get cut —and it's probably just glue anyway.\\
'''Kraehe:''' Oh but Fakir, we're just getting warmed up. Don't you want to hear Mytho's theory?\\
'''Mytho:''' Magnets. (''RecordNeedleScratch'')\\
'''Kraehe:''' Rhetorical question, darling. No one actually cares what you think.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Tutu blocking Fakir's sword with her fan.
* InformedJudaism: Duck's Bat Mitzvah was casually mentioned in one episode by Lilie.
* LaughablyEvil: The crows.
* LesYay: Invoked by Duck in-universe, when thinking about Rue.
-->"I'm suddenly questioning my sexuality!"
* {{Lolcats}}: Mr. Cat is a failed attempt. His Grammar was too good to qualify.
* LoveEpiphany: "HOLY CRAP! I LOVE RUE!"
* LoveHurts: Rue and Mytho's dance is still this from Rue's point of view with Mytho being upset about his loss of good looks. Also this line:
--> ''We're realizing that true love, is a bitch. This is hell''
* TheMafia: Not just any mafia, the ''Ballerina'' Mafia.
* MaximumFunChamber: Mr. Cat's punishment for defying his will or or attempting to assassinate him. The students avoid it like the plague.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Duck gets one of these in Episode 15. "Don't worry, Mytho, it's all just a bad dream. All I am is a bit of undigested pickle, and Pike is some cantaloupe. [[ClingyJealousGirl You're allergic by the way.]]"
* MoralGuardians: The Conservo-Sloth from Episode 16 is portrayed as one.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Used word for word in episode 20.
--> '''Liliae:''' "[[LoveTriangle Love Triangles]] are for suckers. [[DieForOurShip Murder]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse the hypotenuse!]]"
* MusicalEpisode: Episode 12. Fakir is not pleased. And then again for Episode 24.
** FilkSong
** AccentUponTheWrongSyllable
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rue feels this, in her own way.
--> "Mytho, I am ''so sorry'' my ClingyJealousGirl tendencies have fucked up your life."
* NeverLearnedToRead: Duck never did. Well, not [[GratuitousGerman German]] anyway.
* NiceHat: Duck is easily distracted by Mytho's hat in Episode 5. "It has a feather in it!"
* NoMedicationForMe: Fakir in Episode 10.
* NoodleIncident: Fakir has been taken out by 90 pound ballerinas before.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Hermia in Episode 19 seems to have lost hers, being the only character in the show so far to pronounce Mytho's name as 'me-tho' and not 'mew-toe.'
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Fakir commenting about writing a letter to the President in episode 20 has a subtitle saying "Actual Dub Dialogue. Seriously, WTF?".
* OhNoNotAgain: Fakir. "Did I just get taken out by a ninety pound ballerina? Damn, not again." (Episode 5)
--> '''Lilie:''' Pike, why is there a dead bird in our tree?
--> '''Pike:''' Again?
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Done on purpose with Femio, who goes through several European accents in episode 17.
* OneOfUs: The creators are very vocal Tropers and the abridged series runs with as many as it can get away with, subverted, played straight, lampshaded or otherwise. Autor seems to speak in nothing but tropes in episode 21.
* PowerUpFood: V8, so even you can be a {{Badass}} one more time.
* PantsFree: Mytho on multiple occasions.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: Pops up as a line during Fakir and Duck's "ScrewDestiny" duet once she becomes human again in Episode 12 Act 2.
* PlotHole: Also taken quite literally in the series. Once in Episode 4 and again in Episode 12 Act 1, Edel opens a quite literal plot hole so that Tutu may proceed.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Even ''more'' so than the original, as of episode 22. [[spoiler:The characters not only notice the internal fourth wall, but the external one, making contact with (and deciding to fight) the abridgers themselves.]]
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Used in the second part of the first MusicalEpisode
--> '''Princess Tutu''': Expletive! Interjection!
* RomanticPlotTumor: Drosselmeyer blames most of Season 2's plot on the [[{{Shipping}} Shipping Bridge]] getting Duck and Fakir together.[[invoked]]
* RunningGag: What would an abridged series be without them? Quite a few, including pantsless Mytho, "Shiny?", Edel's ghost music, and Duck's perfect ass.
** A new one shows up in season 2:
-->'''Mytho:''' I'll take your beautiful [insert body part here]...
-->'''Kraehe:''' (offscreen) Heart, Mytho
** A few less obvious ones are "Creeper", Naming tropes, gravity, The Shipping Bridge, How Krahe's outfit stays up, "Burns" in episode two, and the Occult, the latest even going as far as being mentioned in the comment special
* SarcasmMode: One of Mytho's emotions.
* SayMyName: "And now for the final dramatic touch...DUUUUUUUUUUUCK!"
** "FAKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIR!"
* ScrewDestiny: Duck and Fakir sing a duet about this in Episode 12.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: A paranoid Fakir shouts this in the middle of a dinner conversation in Episode 20.
* {{Shipping}}: Made fun of in episode 7.[[invoked]]
** Acording to WordOfGod that was done after a TvTropes Binge going through the ShippingTropes in one sitting.
* ShipToShipCombat[=/=]AbandonShipping: This begins to happen en masse as the relationship between Mytho and Fakir heats up, leaving both fangirl leagues and the Ballerina Mafia in complete disarray. Some have outright abandoned the leagues to [[TheMasochismTango go slash]] [[HoYay for the pair.]] [[invoked]]
* ShoutOut: The story in the intro to each episode is a shout out to another work of fiction, not to mention more subtle shout outs during each episode.
* ShowWithinAShow: Mytho begins staring in the titular 'Everybody Loves Mytho' in Episode 17.
* SmallReferencePools: Averted, but with some techno and trance songs instead of classical music.
* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: Invoked by Femio repeatedly. "Oh [[AGodAmI Kira]]/[[{{God}} Haruhi]]/[[{{Satan}} 4Kids]] pour judgment upon this sinner."
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Rue has this.
--> '''Princess Tutu:''' Rue's problem is she's SoBeautifulItsACurse. It's why she gets all the creepy stalkers... and the guys... [[SarcasmMode Poor. Rue]].
* SpinningPaper: One is included in Episode 4 reading, "[[MeanwhileBAckAtThe Meanwhile]] in the Piano [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Penguin]] Cave"
* StylisticSuck: Not in the show itself, but in a bonus FanFic ostensibly written by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~professurlionxgoose4evar Mr. Cat]]. (Not safe for work.)
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Duck in episode 5. "I'm certainly not a magical ballerina princess or anything."
* TakeThatUs: The creators really didn't like Episode 2.
* TalkativeLoon: Duck gets this way whenever she thinks of Mytho romantically.
** In Episode 19 we meet Hermia, who might just be more of a spaz than Duck.
* TheTalk: Mr. Cat has this with Mytho in Episode 10.
* ThematicThemeTune: The Neo-Disco song "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" by the "Scissor Sisters".
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted in Episode 20 by Raetsel, Fakir's therapist from when he was little.
* [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch This Is For Emphasis, Bitch!]]
* [[MindReading Tutu Telepathy]]: One of Tutu's many powers, allowing her to read the mind of her dance partner. It also appears to be contagious.
* {{Tsundere}}: Fakir.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary: Spoofed when Autor is found to speak nothing but ConversationalTroping.
* UnitedEurope: The apparent state of Europe in the world in which Goldcrown resides, or so Femio claims.
* VocalEvolution: Happens to Walker thanks to puberty. Appropriately, it's around when the Prince regains almost all of his heart shards.
* VillainSong: Mentioned by name. The crows get one in episode 12.
** The real song featuring Princess Kraehe was left out, but later released with the episode's [[http://www.4shared.com/dir/26265367/9ead0a33/Princess_Tutu_The_Abridged_Mus.html soundtrack]].
* {{Wangst}}: [[invoked]] Duck slides into this when Drosselmeyer convinces her to drown in the Lake of Despair.
--> '''Duck''': Why am I so whiny now? Everyone else has more problems! I suck.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Doorknobs, Duck's one true weakness.
** Blue flowers.
** Fakir's one true weakness also seems to be doorknobs, according to the First-Year Anniversary special (though this may not have been serious).
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: During the AprilFools video where Elf and Blade pretend to have a falling out.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* WhileRomeBurns: Mytho and Tutu dance the night away while Fakir bleeds to death and Edel burns herself alive.
--> '''Narrator:''' And so the prince and the princess danced by the warm light of a comrade's funeral pyre while the knight bled to death.
* WholePlotReference: The ChristmasEpisode, of the HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas variety.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: "My name's Duck. Yes, like the bird. Take it up with my parents. (They never loved me...)"
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Fakir and his paralyzing fear of birds.
* WildMassGuessing: The cast in episode 13 trying to figure out exactly how Kraehe's dress stays up.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Autor eventually turns out to be this.
-->"She's Princess Tutu? I thought I was Princess Tutu!"
* YouBastard: Parodied several times from episode 22 onwards, once [[spoiler:the external fourth wall finally breaks down, and it's pointed out that the characters are all suffering for your amusement.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: It's implied [[spoiler: that Rue made out with Fakir]] sometime around episode 4.
** [[spoiler: In the finale Rue admits to Mytho that she's pregnant with Fakir's child, so at some point they did more than make out.]]
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