-->'''[[Website/{{That Guy With The Glasses}} TGWTG Anniversary Crossovers]]''': ''Webvideo/{{TGWTG Year One Brawl}}'' | ''Webvideo/{{Kickassia}}'' | '''Suburban Knights''' | ''Webvideo/{{To Boldly Flee}}'' | ''Webvideo/{{The Uncanny Valley}}''

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[[caption-width-right:339:"Okay, you all look epically ridiculous. Now this is the kind of team that's gonna get us riches!" [[note]]The smudges are [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110707021038/thatguywiththeglasses/images/thumb/2/26/3year.jpg/607px-3year.jpg autographs]]. Left to right, top row: [[DarkMazeStudios Ed Glaser]], WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, PawDugan, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], {{Phelous}}, ThatDudeInTheSuede, [[TheGameHeroes Handsome Tom]], JewWario, WebVideo/MarzGurl, BennettTheSage. Bottom row: Holly Brown (TGWTG showrunner), ObscurusLupa, [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]], {{Benzaie}}, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]], WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti]] (Bhargo), [[LukeMochrieAndTheInners Luke Mochrie]], [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]], [[TheGameHeroes 8-Bit Mickey]], That Other Guy (Rob Walker).[[/note]]]]

-->''Names will be remembered. Quests will become legends. And legends will become... [[ShapedLikeItself legendary]].''

The third year anniversary special for Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, featuring 18 contributors, and separated into 7 videos that were posted in the week of June 26th, 2011; the final installment appeared the following Saturday, July 2nd.

It is an adventure-comedy about WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, like [[{{Kickassia}} last time]], gathering a ton of reviewers and leading them into going on a quest. But this time, it is for a legendary gauntlet that is hidden somewhere in suburban Illinois, and according to the map, they must all dress up as famous fictional characters in order to find it.[[note]][[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not LARPing, though. That's something completely different that only dorks do. That's totally not what this is.]][[/note]] Real villains start showing up to stop their plans, and they discover that [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame this isn't so much a "game" as they had first assumed!]]

The [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/31222-the-third-year-anniversary-teaser teaser]] is here, [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/31413-suburban-knights-full-trailer the full trailer here.]]

* Part 1 can be found [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/31491-suburban-knights-part-1 here.]]
* Part 2 can be found [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/31499-suburban-knights-part-2 here.]]
* Part 3 can be found [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/31511-suburban-knights-part-3 here.]]
* Part 4 can be found [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/31517-suburban-knights-part-4 here.]]
* Part 5 can be found [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/31529-suburban-knights-part-5 here.]]
* Part 6 can be found [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/31543-suburban-knights-part-6 here.]]
* Part 7 can be found [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/31557-suburban-knights-part-7 here.]]

Commentaries were also provided, by [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/category/channel-awesome/suburban-knights/ and friends]],[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara/Iron Liz]] [[http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/search/label/commentary as well]] and [[http://phelous.com/node/791 one]] by {{Phel|ous}}an and [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob Brad]]. (Doug and Rob's one is exclusive to the DVD release) [[note]]Show runner Holly Brown also joined {{ChaosD1}}, {{Welshy}}, WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh's Oancitizen, TheRapCritic, ForgetAboutIt's Sad Panda, and DiamandaHagan in [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/34066-suburban-knights-the-absentee-commentary a joke "absentee commentary"]][[/note]]

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!!Suburban Knights provides examples of:

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[[folder: A-H]]
* AbandonedPlayground: "A worthy place to call our battlefield!" Though it turns out to be not quite abandoned, as a mother comes with her daughter.
* AccidentalInnuendo: In-universe, PlayedForLaughs, and then lampshaded afterwards.
-->'''Film Brain:''' I will eat your pea-ness!

-->'''Jew Wario:''' Here, grab my ball.
-->'''Luke:''' I'm going to turn around now. That better be what I think it is.
* ActingForTwo[=/=]TalkingToHimself:
** Doug plays both the Critic, the Watcher In the Woods [[spoiler:aka [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]]]], WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses, and the car drivers passing by the huge field.
** Spoony returns as the Gate Cleaner. And adds a wife, the Housekeeper, [[CrossCastRole also played by him]].
* {{Adorkable}}: [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] and Luke in their Film/HarryPotter costumes definitely qualifies.
* AllJustADream: Cinema Snob tells a homeowner that Group 2 barging into her house was this. Angry Joe then [[TapOnTheHead helps to support his statement]].
* AllWomenAreLustful:
** Each of the female reviewers cling to JewWario when they see his costume. [[spoiler:It's David Bowie from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.]]
** Lupa also agrees with the guys when they say the internet is good for porn.
*** Though it's averted in this instance in Nostalgia Chick's case.
* AlternateEnding[=s=]: Two on the DVD, both of which follow rather than replace the original. The first continues the parody of the ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' ending, with Ma-Ti monologuing about reviewing [[spoiler:(from...inside the Quaker Style Oats can]], the second is post-credits and shows [[spoiler:[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Mechakara]] picking up the Power Glove from under some rubble while laughing manically.]]
* AmazingFreakingGrace: Twice in Part 7. Once from Paw with a kazoo, and then again when Linkara sings a parody to the Critic.
* AnachronismStew:
** Malachite's photo in part 5 was taken with a digital camera and printed. [[spoiler: Jaffers was trapped in the book by Malachite in 1981]].
** [[spoiler:The Power Glove]], while it can't be confirmed how early it was developed before it was officially released in [[spoiler:1989 (by Americans, incidentally)]], most certainly did not exist prior to [[spoiler:TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983]].
* AndIMustScream: One can only imagine how [[spoiler: Jaffers]] must've felt while trapped in the book for thirty years. He didn't seem too traumatized by it, though.
* AndShowItToYou: [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Dude, that's my heart."]]
* AndThatsTerrible:
** The disappearance of Jaffers is "Sad. Very, very sad."
** "And on a lighter note, the President has been shot."
* AndTheAdventureContinues: After Linkara tells Critic about the Necronomicon [[spoiler:and how it could possibly bring back Ma-Ti]], he says how no one from the site would be able to help him since they're all "adventured out". GilliganCut to...
-->[[spoiler:'''Chester A. Bum:''' Oh my God, [[BookEnds I won a car!]]]]
* AndThenWhat: [[spoiler: After Malachite talks on his smartphone. The critics point out the hypocrisy of it all. When the Critic asks Malachite what he's going to do after he rids the world of technology, Malachite just stands there and replies, "Think of something."]]
* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: The reviewers begin their quest under the assumption that it's all a game that Jaffers made up. By Part 5, even the Critic realizes that "This ain't no game anymore."
** It's implied that this is the reason the Critic is the only one out of the entire review team that is making no effort to act in the character he's dressed as. He acts like a [[CharacterDevelopment good, capable, intelligent leader]] towards the end, but it's made clear that it's all him, not "Link" doing anything.
** Spoony ''assumes'' that the Cloaks are a group of [=LARPers=] and nothing more. He's wrong.
** Linkara points out to the Critic that magic is the only explanation for a witch suddenly spouting blinding lights, then vanishing.
-->'''Critic:''' Nonsense there's no such thing as magic!
-->'''Linkara:''' ''Real''ly! Then ''how'' did she ''do'' it?!
-->*ominous {{Beat}}*
-->'''Critic:''' ...keep walkin'.
* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:If Malachite eliminated technology as he said he wanted to, we would likely be looking at a Class 2: Civilization Extinction and with our dependency on science, a good chunk of the population would go down. [[{{Hypocrite}} Considering Malachite though, cellphones at least might make it regardless]]]].
** [[spoiler: And coffee makers.]]
* ArcWords:
** [[spoiler:The Chain Letter...]]
** "Pure of heart" and issues with technology too.
** "What do you think of the 21st century?"
* AssKickingPose: Done on Part 6, as the [[http://marobot.deviantart.com/art/Suburban-Knights-ep-6-216176986 title card]] partially shows.
* ATeamFiring: Both the Cloaks and Angry Joe. Joe's shots seem ever so slightly more accurate, though.
** Lupa joins Joe in this later on.
** [[spoiler:Jaffers]] manages this at point-blank range.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat:
** "[[BringMyBrownPants Wet yourselves]] and ''RUN!''"
** "Run like children!"
** Part 3. Spoony attempts to perform a YouShallNotPass. That is, until one of The Cloaks blasts off his hat with an energy ball.
* AudibleSharpness: Heard after the Cat battle, causing Linkara to stop singing.
* [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther Aww, Look! They Really Don't Hate Each Other]]: [[spoiler:Benzaie's greeting to [[SitcomArchNemesis That Dude In The Suede]]. Though Benzaie claims that while [[FriendlyEnemy he still hates him, Conan loves him]].]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Film Brain and Luke become friends during episode 5]].
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Part 5 reveals that because only the pure of heart can find Malachite's Hand, Malachite sent the chain letter around and placed a tracking spell on the map so he can find someone suitable to lead him to it.]]
* BeamOWar: [[spoiler:Malachite and Ma-Ti end up in the final battle like this.]]
* BecomingTheMask: While everybody is trying to stay in-character for the quest, several of them do so with more... commitment than others. Lupa claims that she should be useless in battle because of her character choice, Paw tries to gather rage from everybody (including the trees), and Phelous seems to have gone off the deep end right from the start. MarzGurl also seems to be joining the throng, what with speaking only in Japanese, scenting the air and biting the Critic on various portions of his anatomy. Lampshaded by Linkara, who notices that The Critic is averting this trope.
** Critic plays it straight at the end of Part 5 [[spoiler:Critic goes into a rant that's basically [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] ranting about all crap he keeps going through during the games.]]
** And eventually revealed to be subverted with [[spoiler:Phelous. He was just ''really'' good at staying in character. Lupa also ends up shrugging off her princess routine, bites Cat, and gets herself a gun and a leather jacket.]]
*** And [[spoiler:Paw starts being reasonable and drops the LargeHam persona.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Critic/Lupa, or at least so far. He wanted to kiss her after she fainted but he's also pissed off with her princess role, while she yanks his tie around when she yells at him.
* BerserkButton:
** Don't tell Linkara that magic doesn't exist.
** Or comment about Mickey never growing up.
** Do not even ''consider'' lifting Todd's mask to see what he looks like.
** The Snob can only take misquoting a line so many times...
** ''Or'' imply to [[spoiler:Malachite]] that you like technology.
* BigBudgetBeefUp: They apparently got enough to use a few real explosions on Bill's car and in the final episode. Most of the costumes seem like they'd also cost a pretty penny.
** They did not, however, go through with boom mics or better filming equipment like they promised they would last year (they used the same equipment from ''Kickassia'') because they found none of them had enough experience operating them, and they were on a tight schedule.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Group 2 at the climax of the battle against Jaffers.]]
** [[spoiler:And at the end of that fight, Ma-Ti when it looks like Malachite can't be stopped from destroying civilization.]]
* BigNo: Angry Joe and Spoony both do this upon learning the "free car" was a ruse. It's implied that the rest of the reviewers each made one as well when they happened upon the truth about the "free car."
* BigShutUp:
-->'''Phelous''': Big, strong hands...!
-->'''Everyone else''': '''''SHUT UP!!!'''''
* BilingualBonus:
** Instead of actual [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Elvish]], the Nostalgia Chick speaks [[GratuitousForeignLanguage a mixture of several foreign languages]], such as Hindi and Irish. What she's actually saying doesn't match up to the subtitles. For instance, when she says "Póg mo thóin" (Irish) in response to Benzaie's Conan speech, it's subtitled as "It's cool," but she's actually saying "Kiss my ass."
*** Averted, one line she speaks is English and is [[WaxingLyrical a lyric from]] "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies.
*** She misquotes the BNL line (Chikiti China, not Chikiti Chinese), though. And at another point, she utters "who's your daddy" over and over real fast.
*** Also averted whenever she attacks with an Elvish Montage, at which point she starts spouting pure gibberish or quoting things. Though one of those included a a line from a song in Film/SlumdogMillionaire.
** MarzGurl is speaking real and (sort of) accurate Japanese.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Malachite was defeated and the glove was probably destroyed... but Ma-Ti died saving everyone. However, there is a SequelHook in the end that the Critic will pull another zany quest, this time to look for the legendary Necronomicon to revive Ma-Ti.]]
** [[spoiler: The extras and WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee make it more of a DownerEnding. Malachite is still alive (if powerless), the quest for the Necronomicon failed and left Critic in even more denial of Ma-Ti's death, Mechakara found the glove, ''something'' turned Ma-Ti into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and his fight with Malachite caused a rip in time.]]
* BlackAndGrayMorality: The reviewers are far from true heroes. [[spoiler:Jaffers is a WellIntentionedExtremist, and his friends [[PunchClockVillain are just trying to help him.]]]] The main villain, however, is truly evil.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The lure of a free car.]]
** In Part 1, Ma-Ti surprises the Critic by appearing in his room from out of nowhere. [[spoiler:Linkara does the same thing at the end before singing about Ma-Ti]].
** Bill's music at the very beginning is an instrumental version of SadPanda's "Flight of Fantasy", which plays over the credits.
** The quest both begins and ends with somebody fetching WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic a coffee
** Not only does the quest for the gauntlet end on the same field where it began, but the film's [[ToBoldlyFlee sequel]] does as well.
** In a more humorous example, the blooper reel begins and ends (and is occasionally interrupted by) takes of Angry Joe's BigNo.
* BrandNameTakeover: [[spoiler:Malachite's phone is an EVO 4G, but the Critic calls it an iPhone as that has become basically synonymous with smartphones.]]
* BreakingTheFellowship: At the very beginning, no less.
* BrickJoke:
** "Hypnotize them with its cheap novelty?", about the supposed uselessness of JewWario's juggling-trick with the Fushigi Ball in part 2. In part 3, it actually works like that in battle.
--->'''Cloak:''' It's hypnotizing us with its cheap novelty...
** In Part 1, The Nostalgia Critic tells Ma-Ti that he can't join the quest because Nostalgia Chick has lost her contact lens, and he needs to stay behind and find it for her. He returns in Part 3, contact lens in hand. Happens again with the excuse that Mickey needs goat porn. [[spoiler:Occurs again in a not-so-funny fashion when the Critic offhandly tells Ma-Ti to get him a coffee, and he later finds it sitting on the counter. After Ma-Ti's death]].
*** The contact lens returns in part 6 in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment: when Nostalgia Chick is holding the witch guardian in a headlock, she's trying to stick the contact lens in her eye.
** There is one lovely brick joke in Part 5. [[spoiler:Several years ago, ThatDudeInTheSuede left the site to go on a two-year Mormon missionary work. Turns out that in-universe he went to protect the Hand of Malachite as one of its guardians.]]
* BuffySpeak: [[spoiler: "Of the people I've met, Ma-Ti was the most... hearty."]]
** More of an OverlyNarrowSuperlative, [[spoiler:hearty]] is a real word after all.
* BulletCatch: [[spoiler: Linkara tried to shoot Malachite with his magic gun only for the guy to catch the blasts with one hand.]]
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:That Dude In The Suede.]]
* TheCakeIsALie: Everyone was lured to Chicago under the promise of a free car.
* CallBack:
** The Critic gathering a skeptical TGWTG crew, Film Brain being a huge NC fanboy, and Handsome Tom being the quiet one are carried over from ''{{Kickassia}}''. Angry Joe even declares that the Critic has done it again. (a removed line would have him saying "[[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl First a brawl]], [[WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} then invading Molossia...]]")
*** And no one besides Film Brain and Luke are happy when The Critic tricks them into going to Chicago.
*** WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd has a cameo in both to provide exposition and does not take part in the actual filming, although [[spoiler:he does get to voice the ball of light during the fight at the end]].
** The reaction of the female reviewers to JewWario's costume is a ShoutOut to [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/nostalgia-chick/5570-labyrinth Lindsay's]] and [[http://www.blisteredthumbs.net/2011/03/ycpt-3-20-labyrinth-famicom/ Jew Wario's]] reviews of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''. In the former, she warns that she'll be paying a lot off attention to "the Area" (Just look at her quote on the trope page); the latter had a scene where several female contributors swooned over Jareth.
** The "EPICNESS!!!!!!!" tape features a nod to both Doug's GNN[=/=]Lori Prince Live sketch, and Spoony's ''MazesAndMonsters'' review; specifically the film's BrokenAesop that games like ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ruin lives and Spoony's reaction.
** The Nostalgia Critic again brings up Chick-fil-A's policy of being closed on Sundays.
** Spoony brings two characters of his ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' reviews (Gandalf and the Gate Cleaner).
** In Part 4, a girl enters the story talking on her phone ending a conversation with, "And then my dad shot her, it was weird." Which is a line of dialogue that WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic focuses on in his review of ''Airborne''.
** In part 4, after the witch attacks, Linkara says "It's magic, you don't have to explain it," an infamous line uttered by JoeQuesada to defend OneMoreDay, which Lewis turned into an often-used quote on his show.
** In Part 5, [[spoiler:Film Brain plays as the dorky and smaller Nazgūl/Cloak.]] The dialogue throughout the scene is a CallBack to the Nostalgia Critic's Old Vs New for Lord of the Rings when he discusses how the Nazgūl would have reacted to Frodo being changed into one of them.
** Also in Part 5, Benzaie makes reference to his [[spoiler:longstanding rivalry with That Dude in the Suede, which had not been brought up much since Suede left two years ago.]]
** During the Critic's first RousingSpeech (and right before he notices everyone has run out the door), he calls them his "proud, {{warriors of virtue}}, a film he once reviewed.
** During [[spoiler:Ma-ti's funeral]], Linkara is seen wearing his starfleet uniform, which he also wears on [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall his own show]] and in {{Kickassia}}.
* TheCameo:
** Doug and Rob's father, Barney Walker, is the newscaster.
** Showrunner Mike Michaud as the passer-by that Joe yells at.
** TGWTG webmistress and director of human resources Holly Brown as the witness in the GNN report.
** Doug's ex-girlfriend (Dena in the "Go West" sketch) plays the woman who gets blown up.
** [[spoiler:JamesRolfe]] as the Voice of the Ancients.
** [[spoiler:LordKat]] as {{C|onanTheBarbarian}}rom.
** Elisa ([[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Dr. Tease]]) as the house owner who Team 2 ties up.
** Nella as the Chick's stunt-woman.
** ..''Somewhat'' [[spoiler: TheLastAngryGeek is one of the cloaks, but only takes his cloak off in the last video.]] before running away.
* CareBearStare /ThePowerOfFriendship: [[spoiler:As Malachite and Ma-Ti get stuck in their BeamOWar, the whole team starts cheering and chanting "HEART!" It really pushes Ma-Ti forward.]]
* CastFromHitpoints: Using magic in the Awesome-verse seems to be bad for your health. [[spoiler:Part 6 confirms that it drains life force, except when using the gauntlet.]]
* TheCavalry: Team 2 arrives in the middle of Team 1's battle and they back them up.
* CellPhonesAreUseless: When the Critic's group tries to call Spoony's group in episode 5, they find they can't get a connection. Obscurus Lupa and Linkara suggests that someone may be using magic to block the call.
* CerebusCallback: A miserable Critic wanders home and sees that Ma-Ti still got him his coffee.
* CharacterDevelopment: While Critic becoming less of a brat and more of a hero is more obvious, they all get a bit. They go from cowards who loathe each other to brave people who can kinda sorta be considered TrueCompanions.
** Luke and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] go from rivals to friends who fight alongside each other.
* ChainLetter: [[spoiler:Critic reveals that the map is part of one during Part 3. His allies aren't amused. The Good Witch of the Woods hints that this is not a good thing. It's eventually revealed that Malachite sent the letter to trick people into finding the gauntlet for him.]]
* ChekhovsGun:
** [[spoiler: The maps turn out to have a tracking device set up by Malachite.]]
** [[spoiler: Ma-Ti's ring, which was made to counter Malachite's gauntlet.]]
** [[spoiler: Malachite finds the group after they get the glove because Spoondalf still had the map with him.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Everyone's ability to [[StealthHiBye leave without making a sound]] comes in handy during the playground fight.]]
* CollectiveGroan:
** At the "EPICNESS!!!!!!!" tape:
--->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': Well, already the credits are bad--\\
'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''': Don't review it!
** Also when they are told that they will be fired if they don't participate in the quest and when Linkara/King Arthur suggests a sing-along.
* CombatPragmatist: The Cloaks use a machine gun, leading Joe to reply with his own. Linkara eventually gets tired of swordfighting and uses his pistol. And when Joe uses his gun again, [[spoiler:Lupa grabs a spare to shoot.]] And as a reference, after The Good Witch Warrior Of The Woods starts shooting lightning during a climactic battle, [[spoiler:Suede punches her saying, "I find that quite vexing."]] And when she tried that before, Handsome Tom just pepper sprayed her.
* CombinationAttack: Two in the climatic battle.
** BatterUp[=/=]IKnowMaddenKombat: Todd and Paw defeating the Voice of the Ancients (though the 'bat' is Paw's stick/tree branch) with a baseball play. Paw even shouts "Home run for Profion!" and does a chest bump with Todd.
** HeyYouHaymaker: Film Brain and Luke on a Cloak ("Expecto my fist!").
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The Critic just doesn't understand that the Chick and Lupa want him to [[spoiler: keep his legs close together]].
-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick:''' There are certain things... that should be covered... up.
-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:''' I know. That's why I've got the hat.
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' There are...There are certain things that need to remain closed.
-->'''Nostalgia Critic:''' I know, and I for one respect Chick-fil-A for not serving people on Sunday. I wonder if we can get it so they don't serve Christians.
* {{Cosplay}}: Goes hand-in-hand with {{LARP}}-esque adventure quests, though the term itself is never mentioned.
* CowerPower: Critic clings hard to the Chick (even though she's about a foot smaller than him) when the Witch Warrior gets tired of his and the team's teasing.
* CringeComedy: Not very much, but the Nostalgia Critic's [[spoiler: crotch shot]] in the woods is pretty awkward as the [[spoiler: Nostalgia Chick]] and [[spoiler: Obscurus Lupa]] try to figure out a way to let him know without actually telling him that they can [[spoiler: see his underpants]]. In the end [[spoiler: The Nostalgia Chick just gives up and tells him she can see his balls]].
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:The Puppeteer]] was handling NC's Fellowship without breaking a sweat... [[spoiler:until WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick got involved.]] Also [[spoiler: Malachite against the guardians and the TGWTG crew.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: As compared to {{Kickassia}}. While the screwball comedy, reference jokes, and character dynamics are still in fine form, in this one, cars explode, innocent bystanders are wantonly killed, the villain is genuinely terrifying, [[spoiler:the fate of the world's technology is on the line]], and death is [[KilledOffForReal not nearly as cheap]].
* DarkIsEvil: Everything about [[spoiler:Malachite's]] outfit is black- his NiceHat, his BadassLongcoat, even his BlackEyesOfEvil. [[spoiler: The rather less-evil people in Jaffer's crew]] are all wearing black as well, with the majority donning black masks.
* DarkIsNotEvil: WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows as [[Film/ThePrincessBride The Man In Black]]. Played straight with [[spoiler: the Cloaks]] who just want to keep Malachite away from the gauntlet. Played with for the [[spoiler: Witch Warrior]] who seems rather nice and [[spoiler: wants to stop Malachite]] but who also was planning on killing Team A and drinking from their bleeding skulls.
* DeadpanSnarker: It would be easier to list the characters that aren't.
* DebutQueue: They even ask to be introduced one at the time "[[LampshadeHanging because it's more dramatic]]."
* DesignatedGirlFight: Played straight, then subverted. At first Chick and Lupa just fight the witch, but then Chick fights Jaffers and Lupa becomes an ActionGirl.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Names will be remembered. Quests will become legends. And legends will become... legendary."
-->'''Newscaster:''' He was described as "emotionally troubled."
-->'''Witness:''' He was emotionally troubled.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Ma-Ti]] dies in Critic's arms. Critic doesn't take this well.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The BigBad, who really hates technology and the twenty-first century, has killed people for basically using a GPS, using a mobile phone, and watching television.
** Plus there's how Malachite is still angry over Aeon and technology winning the king's favor centuries ago. His solution? Destroy the modern world.
* DolledUpInstallment: Ma-Ti [[spoiler:was supposed to die in ''Kickassia'']], but Doug couldn't find a place in the story to put it, so he had to wait until this film to use it instead.
* DoNotGoGentle: Not just referencing [[spoiler: Ma-Ti's rant before his fight with Malachite]], there is a meta one as well for Matt "Creator/ApolloZHack" Burkett who left the site before the filming (citing creative differences) but still noticeably contributed to the overall quality of the movie's special effects alongside {{Phelous}}' always excellent efforts. Going out with a bang, literally?
* [[DoNotTauntCthulhu Do Not Taunt the Good Witch of the Woods]]
* DontGoInTheWoods: Who knew the woods and bike trails of Chicago suburbia were so dangerous?
-->'''Linkara:''' ''[[IntoTheWoods INTO THE WOOOOODS! INTO THE WOO--]]''
-->'''Others:''' SHUT UP!
* DopeSlap:
** Part 3. When Angry Joe tells the little girl at the playground that Santa Claus doesn't exist, he receives one of these [[EvenEvilHasStandards from one of The Cloaks]].
** The Critic dope slaps Spoony [[spoiler:after Spoony admits they still had the map with them.]]
* DownerBeginning: The movie delivers right off the bat that it's going to be darker than ''{{Kickassia}}'' with Malachite causing a very... explodey death in the middle of nowhere.
* DramaticWind: An unintended consequence of the Chicago weather.
* DrivenToSuicide: In a deleted scene, [[spoiler:during the fight with Malachite, Marzgurl chooses to stab herself with her spear rather than face him.]]
* DullSurprise: [[AndShowItToYou "Dude, that's my heart."]]
** Most of Jaffer's lines.
* DVDCommentary: There's several:
** A cast commentary by Spoony, Nostalgia Chick, Elisa, Bennett, Film Brain, Benzaie, [[spoiler:That Dude in the Suede]], Cinema Snob, Linkara, Ed Glaser and [=JewWario=]
** One from Linkara and Iron Liz
** One from Phelous and Cinema Snob
** And finally three on the actual DVD from Doug, Rob, and a joint commentary from Holly and Iron Liz
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Ma-Ti. After being sent on fools' errands by the Critic for most of the movie, Ma-Ti still ends up giving his life for the Critic and Team Awesome in the epic final showdown with Malachite.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The main villain flags down a car to hitch-hike, goes on a long rant about technology, kills the driver and blows the car up. And then we know what he's like.
* EurekaMoment: When the Critic realizes that [[spoiler:Malachite tricked them to find the gauntlet for him.]] He had another one when [[spoiler: Ma-Ti used his ring to blast Malachite. He urged him to do it again.]]
* EvilIsCool: In-universe. In Part 7, Malachite manages to deflect every single bullet fired at him by Angry Joe and Obscurus Lupa with his staff. Joe's response to this? "Whoa. That was ''awesome''!"
* EvilIsSexy: In-universe. A female passerby remarks that Malachite is "pretty hot" after he delivers a rant about the evils of technology to her.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Cloaks.
* {{Expy}}: GNN newscaster Larry Prince in the "EPICNESS!!!!" video is one of Lori Prince, one of Doug Walker's past sketch characters, who himself is an {{Expy}} of Larry King.
* ExposedToTheElements: It was cold and windy. Benzaie makes it clear in [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/31605-a-frog-in-chicago-again his vlog]] that it was hard to remain shirtless, and Lupa put on her leather jacket between takes to remain warm [[ThrowItIn (said jacket was even incorporated in a battle)]]. Also, nearly everyone got sunburn.
* EyePoke: During the first fight against the Cloaks, Brad pokes a Cloak in the eyes and runs away.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** The real Link and most male cosplayers have tights on and a skirt that goes down to their knees. Doug does not. Even a few of the women on the site have marveled/complained about the niceness of his legs.
** JewWario as Jareth is MrFanservice in-universe.
** Some fans see Critic's upskirt shot as this. Lewis lampshades this by saying all the Critic fans hit their screencapture button at this exact moment, Doug brags on his commentary about even guys telling him they thought it was hot, and Film Brain had his turn when he went on a Fetish Fuel Wiki trawl, saying that it ''had'' to be listed as such.
** Benzaie walking around in a leather outfit shirtless.
** That's quite a neckline, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]].
** This fanservice is even lampshaded by the Spoony cast commentary. Bennett says that Lupa pulling the Critic's tie and shouting at him that he'll be a lady and like it will inspire millions of fic about forced feminization.
** Turned out to be a bad thing in Rob's eyes, as he complains in the WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee commentary that Doug basically wanting to rock a mini-skirt detracted from the Malachite/Ma-Ti drama.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Malachite]] was not destroyed as was thought in the final battle. Instead, he has been banished to his ultimate hell...a cursed realm of evil and damnation AND low-low prices..."ALL-AROUND CAFE!" And don't even ask how the bathroom breaks work.
* FastballSpecial: Handsome Tom and 8-Bit Mickey attempt one. Doesn't go well.
* FemaleGaze: The person who has shown the most skin so far is, well... guess.
** When JewWario reveals his [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} costume]], the girls, especially the WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, are obviously looking at him "below the belt."
* FingerpokeOfDoom: [[spoiler: Malachite]] finger flicks Spoony, and sends him flying around the world. Twice!
* FireForgedFriends: [[spoiler: Film Brain and Luke.]]
* {{Flynning}}: How most of the combat plays out.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** In Part 3, the visually impaired Todd attacks Film Brain, mistaking him for one of the Cloaks. At the end of Part 4, [[spoiler:the Cloaks capture and brainwash Film Brain into their ranks. He gets better.]]
** [[spoiler:Also in Part 3, Cloak #1 is seen breathing hard after using magic. In Part 6, it is revealed that magic is life force and that using too much kills you.]]
** [[spoiler:All the talk about "the pure of heart" being the only ones worthy of being on the quest. Guess who beats Malachite in the end?]]
** [[spoiler:And the note on Aeon forging a ring to counter Malachite's magic. Who do we know who wears a ring?]]
** [[spoiler:The last thing Ma-Ti says before blasting Malachite is "Yeah, so I'm not gonna be surviving today."]]
** [[spoiler:Ma-Ti getting the death scene of Spock. What does Spock do right at the beginning of the next movie? Come back to life.]]
** Linkara reveals that in one of his reviews [[spoiler:he sings [[GriefSong Ma-Ti's song.]]]]
** At the end, Linkara complains that he didn't get his own story arc. In ''ToBoldlyFlee'', one of his previous story arcs (specifically its villain) comes back to haunt him.
** Ma-Ti's last words to Critic are "the power is yours". Not in the supernatural sense like fans thought, [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nostalgia-critic-scooby-doo-6305335 but the power to change]] [[WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee his life for the better]].
* FreezeFrameBonus: The entire map is visible for just a split second in Part 4. Besides the stuff that gets mentioned in the dialogue and a few more ''LordOfTheRings'' references, the map also appears to mark the location of Jimmy Hoffa's body.
* TheFunInFuneral: Leave it to the good folks at ChannelAwesome to inject a little bit of humor into something as depressing as [[spoiler:Ma-Ti]]'s death. [[spoiler:Ma-Ti is cremated by Todd and his ashes are poured into an Quaker Oats oatmeal canister (8-Bit Mickey comments that they should've used a Pop-Tarts box instead), and Tom chucks the thing god-knows-where while Paw plays "Amazing Grace" on the kazoo.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Crom is talking to Benzaie in Part 6, both Critic and Jaffers chase each other with the latter's sword, while Phelous fights a Cloak's sword barehanded.
** When Ma-ti first shows up, saying he's here for a free car and then begging to join the quest despite not being sent a note, he's holding a card that says "Car thing. YAY!"
* FunWithSubtitles: As mentioned above in BilingualBonus, the subtitles done for the WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick aren't entirely accurate...
* GagPenis: {{JewWario}} as [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]]. The ladies definitely notice.
* AGlassInTheHand: Film Brain crushes a cardboard cup of coffee when he learns that Luke has already gotten the Nostalgia Critic a latte.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: Ma-ti.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: Bill's murder in the opening scene.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Character specific. Linkara remains, as always, very light on vulgarities, keeping away from anything heavier than a 'damn'.
** [[spoiler: Jaffers and Suede]] also fall under this heading, though the latter only for a scene in episode 6 where the two exchange a brief dialog about 'loyalties'. [[spoiler: "Thanks for betraying me, you rotten kiwi" and "Go suck a Popsicle", respectively.]]
*** Noticably, all the reviewers tone down their profanity usage when [[spoiler:Suede]] is around.
* GroinAttack:
** All over the place. [=MarzGurl's=] initial bite was on the Nostalgia Critic's lower body, numerous lines of dialogue threaten this, Cat aims slightly lower against the towering Willow!Tom, and a Cloak's bolt does this to Jew Wario, [[spoiler:only to be reflected back by The Codpiece.]]
** [[spoiler:Jew Wario uses The Codpiece against to blind Jaffers and the obstacles in Part 6. Which is a whole new kind of GroinAttack.]]
** [[spoiler:Malachite]] forces the Critic to groin attack himself. Fifteen times.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Angry Joe whips out a machine gun from behind his back. [[spoiler:Obscura Lupa gets her gun from behind his back as well]].
* HandWave: In a commentary Linkara noted that people will likely question why he can use magic in his show safely when the special establishes that magic in the TGWTG universe drains your life force. Turns out [[spoiler:his hat]] protects him.
* [[spoiler: HeartIsAnAwesomePower]]
* HereWeGoAgain: At the beginning where all the reviewers realize that WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has roped them into [[{{Kickassia}} yet another]] ZanyScheme.
** Linkara gets worried when [[spoiler:the Critic is interested in looking for the Necronomicon, a book that can raise the dead. Maybe. If it exists]].
* HeyItsThatGuy: Invoked when the third Cloak takes off his hood.
-->'''Nostalgia Critic:''' "Hey, isn't that [[spoiler: TheLastAngryGeek? Doesn't he do reviews for us?]]
* HeyYouHaymaker: In addition to the CombinationAttack of Luke/FB, [[spoiler:Suede]] on the Witch.
* HoYay: InUniverse.
** "Mr. Critic is mine, understand?" Looks like Film Brain still has his crush.
** Although [[ThatCameOutWrong it wasn't intended this way,]] the [[InUniverse other members of the team]] took his exclamation of "I will [[InnocentInnuendo eat your pea-ness]]" as this.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** Malachite has a smartphone. He's promptly called out on this and he flat out denies that it's technology. He goes on to claim "At least I'm not a hypocrite," which robs the Critic of his powers of speech.
** The Critic complaining that the map has too many spelling errors.
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[[folder: I-P]]
* IceCreamKoan:
-->'''Sage:''' Critic... the path to enlightenment is the enlightenment of the path.
-->'''Critic:''' Yes, and the way to pain is to [[GroinAttack nail you in the nads]].
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Todd when he finds out that [[spoiler: Malachite's Hand is hidden in the field where they started.]]
* TheInternetIsForPorn: Team 1 tells [[spoiler:Jaffers]] about how much the Internet has changed since the 80's, and all unanimously, vocally agree when this trope is reached. This makes [[spoiler:Jaffers]] hopeless about this team being pure of heart, but surfs the Internet himself later and discovers the TGWTG site. [[spoiler:Still doesn't stop him from trying to kill them though.]]
* JumpScare: The Gatecleaner is contractually obligated to provide one whenever he is summoned. This is eventually used against him when Film Brain and Luke keep throwing the summoning rock around.
* KamehameHadoken: Used by the Cloaks.
* KentBrockmanNews: The video the Critic shows the others.
* {{Klaatu Barada N|ikto}}ecktie
* KnightOfCerebus: Malachite, aside from one joke near the end, is played entirely, ''deadly'' seriously.
* LargeHam:
** The entire series is set to become sheer HamToHamCombat.
** As for HamToHamCombat itself, as Spoondalf and King Linkara start arguing, The Critic says "Save it for Broadway!" (Especially because Linkara's costume is based on [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} a musical]].)
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Benzaie notes in his behind-the-scenes vlog (A Frog in Chicago Again) that part of it hinges on the viewer already knowing that [[spoiler: Suede returns]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:When they are being chased by the Cloaks, [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] knocks Luke down in hope that he'll be captured. At the end of Part 4, [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] is left behind and captured by the Cloaks.]]
** [[spoiler: When Malachite sends Spoony flying around the world. Spoony eventually comes back and crash lands right on top of him]].
* {{Leitmotif}}:
** [[spoiler:Malachite]] has a drum-based one that plays whenever he appears.
** Angry Joe has a spanish guitar that plays whenever he attempts his MyNameIsInigoMontoya line.
** There's a rather epic score that plays whenever the Cloaks arrive.
** The Cinema Snob's introduction and ThemeMusicPowerUp moments have an 8-bit version of the IndianaJones theme.
* LetsSplitUpGang: Justified; the map has two distinct paths, and they're still left with nine people in each group.
* LongSpeechTeaTime: The Critic delivers his rousing speech, only to discover that everyone has left.
* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: Malachite casually disintegrates most of the people he comes across, but whenever he faces off against series regulars, he hands them swift and humiliating, but nonfatal defeats. We assume that his gigantic ego just wanted them to be witnesses to the destruction of their world.
** The [=LARPing=] and avoiding of technology for the most part helped.
* LudicrousGibs: Poor, poor Bill... The woman in Part 3 who is blown up too, though not as gruesome.
* MacGuffin: Malachite's Hand, aka the magic gauntlet.
** MineralMacGuffin: The magical gem on the gauntlet gives it its power.
* [[spoiler: MacGuffinDeliveryService: Malachite uses the reviewers to find the gauntlet for him.]]
* TheMagicGoesAway: [[spoiler:Aeon and Malachite's epic battle many centuries ago created the technology-driven world we live in today, rather than the magic-driven world Malachite wished to make, because Aeon won. Malachite [[BlatantLies took this well.]]]]
* MagicVersusScience: [[spoiler:In the back story, the alchemist Aeon and the sorcerer Malachite fought a mortal battle to determine whose research would receive their king's support. Aeon won resulting in today's technological world, while magic gradually disappeared. Because using magic too much drains your life line, Malachite did not use use his powers until the 1980's, which resulted in him living for tons of centuries. He is currently trying to find his gauntlet, which Aeon took and buried after their battle, so that he can destroy the science-filled world he hates.]]
* MagikarpPower: [[spoiler:Ma-Ti, even though it's really just his ring that saves the day.]]
* MamaBear: [[spoiler:In Part 3, when Team 2 is battling on a playground, preventing anyone from using it, a mom and her kid show up, and the mom ain't pleased.]]
* {{Man Child}}ren: Of course. This comes back to bite the Critic's team when they mock the the Good Witch of the Woods too much.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Film Brain's "pea" analogy in Part 2.
* MookChivalry: A rare heroic example in part 6 when the heroes attack Malachite one at a time rather than charge him all at once from all sides.
* MoodSwinger:
** Upon learning the truth about the "free car" both Joe and Spoony instantly go from good cheer to screaming a BigNo in anguish.
** Part 5 has Team 1 realizing that [[spoiler:Malachite is still alive, was waiting for someone to try and find the gauntlet by using the map he sent in a chain letter and had placed a tracking spell on, and that not only does Team 2 have ''that'' map, but they're also unaware of the tracking spell]] immediately followed with [[spoiler:the return of ThatDudeInTheSuede.]]
* MoodWhiplash:
** The beginning of the film sees an innocent driver being killed and his car blown up. Then after the title we get the usual wackiness of the TGWTG crew.
** The end of Part 6. They're victorious and have found the gauntlet, but then everything goes silent and they all get an OhCrap look on their faces: [[spoiler: Malachite is right across the road]].
* MrFanservice: Critic and Benzaie due to the {{stripperific}} nature of their costumes and JewWario for playing an [[invoked]] MemeticSexGod. With the weather being the way it was, the former two regretted wearing so little.
* MusicVideo: For Sad Panda's song [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/sadpanda/spmusicvideotheater/31584-suburban-knights-music-video "Flights of Fantasy"]], which plays over the closing credits. '''''WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS SPOILERS!'''''
* MusicalisInterruptus: Linkara keeps trying to sing in Part 2, but everybody tells him to knock it off. His efforts in Part 3 go just as well. He's interrupted yet again in Part 7, [[spoiler:but is finally allowed a whole song when he argues that he didn't even get a story arc, though his acting ability may have made up for it]].
* NamesTheSame: Thanks to this, some who aren't aware of the film ''Film/{{Willow}}'' thought Handsome Tom was playing [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer a certain other red-haired character named Willow]].
** The series itself also shares a title with a single by the British band Hard-Fi.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: The reviewers believe that Malachite (except the hat) was disintegrated, and the gauntlet was too. That didn't happen last time.]]
* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Reviewers]]: [[spoiler: All the reviewers accomplished was to defeat the gauntlet's guardians and lead Malachite to the gauntlet. Without Ma-Ti's HeroicSacrifice, Malachite would have destroyed the world.]]
** [[spoiler: Even better if you've watched Linkara's videos. One of Mechakara's stated goals is to study and adapt to magic so that he can eliminate all humans in the alternate future he comes from. Guess who finds the gauntlet and the gem at the end of the video, and who has already proven to a villain in the sequel?]]
* NinjaProp: In a production like this, it's understandable that villains and minor characters would be played by the site's supporting cast and less visible reviewers. So it's a surprise when Cloak #1, portrayed by TheLastAngryGeek, [[spoiler:actually ''is'' the Last Angry Geek]].
* NoExceptYes:
-->'''Spoony:''' So, it's like LARP'ing?
-->'''Critic:''' No! That's just a bunch of dorks dressing up and fighting for a fake reward.
-->'''Spoony:''' While we're a bunch of dorks dressing up and fighting for a real reward.
-->'''Critic:''' Exactly!
* NoFourthWall:
** The reviewers know TheOner is for the trailer and can read the on-screen subtitles to understand Arwen!Nostalgia Chick. [[ChannelAwesome But then this is pretty much status quo for them]]. Oddly enough they can't seem to read San![=MarzGurl's=] subtitles, but then again, they did have to be ''told'' to read the subtitles by the Nostalgia Chick.
** Arwen!Chick distracts Cat with a... montage? How does that work?
*** This is the same woman [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl who weaponized a]] BigLippedAlligatorMoment. Then, again, the second and third time she tries using a montage, it doesn't work.
*** And in Part 7, it's pretty much lampshaded by the reviewers that it really does [[ConfusionFu nothing but confuse people.]]
** At the end of Part 7, Linkara complains that he didn't get a song ''or'' a character arc.
** Ma-Ti turns to the camera and reminds the audience he's "From Captain Planet".
* [[spoiler: NoMacGuffinNoWinner: The gauntlet is assumed to be destroyed after the final battle. At the very least, no one can find the thing]].
** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Actually]], it was revealed in the DVD that someone ''did'' in fact find the gauntlet. Not someone we really want having it, though.]]
* NonSequiturThud: 8-Bit Mickey, after being [[FastballSpecial thrown by Handsome Tom.]]
-->''We thank you for flying Painful Airlines...''
** Spoony [[spoiler:after being launched into the air & sent flying around the world ''several times' by Malachite]].
* NoodleIncident:
** Luke's previous quest for treasure.
--->'''Luke:''' [''on the phone to his mother''] Yeah, I'm on a quest for buried treasure, isn't that cool? No, this one is for real this time. No, I won't bring home another dead animal.
** Todd [[spoiler:cremating Ma-Ti]]. Both acknowledged as such by the Critic and Todd remarking that the others would probably be better off not knowing the details.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Jaffers and his friends turn out to be another group of costumed geeks like the Critic and his reviewers. This is further lampshaded by real-life brothers Doug and Rob Walker playing the Critic and Jaffers respectively, and ThatDudeInTheSuede and the TheLastAngryGeek being members of Jaffers' crew.]]
** [[spoiler: Jaffers is also very pitiful, only written without the usual weird brand of affection that the Critic gets.]]
* OffhandBackhand: [=MarzGurl=] does this to Todd accidentally.
** Malachite does this [[UpToEleven to a car.]]
* OffscreenTeleportation: Pretty much every character in the series does this at one point or another.
* OhCrap:
** Spoony's fellowship has an epic one when they realize the Cloaks [[RealAfterAll really are supernatural beings]].
--->'''The Spoony One:''' Suddenly, I'v decided I'm terribly afraid of you. [''runs'']
** The Critic realizing he's spilled the beans on [[spoiler:getting the map from a chain letter.]]
** After realizing [[spoiler:Malachite set the whole thing up and put a tracking spell on the map, the Critic remembers Team 2 has the original map, and there's no way to contact them.]]
** After getting the magic gem back, [[spoiler:Malachite]] shows up in homage to the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Battle of Pellenor Fields.]]
** The reaction of many who saw the DVD {{Stinger}}: [[spoiler:The gauntlet survived the final battle, and is now in the hands of Mechakara.]]
* TheOner: The reviewers cross a field, all in one shot. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the Nostalgia Critic as being solely done for the {{trailer|sAlwaysLie}}.
** Note that Linkara walks a bit out of frame, forcing the camera to jerk to the left. This is because he got confused about when they were splitting up.
* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: And none of the gauntlet's guardians think any of the reviewers are worthy.
* OptOut: Whomever it was that took a desk job and was replaced by [[spoiler:ThatDudeInTheSuede]].
* OverlyLongGag: In Part 4, Film Brain and Luke keep on dropping their stone just to watch the Gate Cleaner snarl at the camera, which he is contractually obligated to do every time someone calls him by stone. He eventually gets tired of it and tells them ''never'' to call him ''again''.
** [[spoiler:Malachite]] forcing the Critic to repeatedly punch himself in the groin 13 times in a row. The oddly realistic crunch sounds don't help.
* PantyShot: Critic has quite a banana hammock going on there.
* PityTheKidnapper: [[spoiler: At the end of Part 4, Film Brain is brain-washed by the Cloaks into joining them. Barely minutes into Part 5, he's proven so annoying and insufferable that they distract him with a tree and flee as fast and far as they can.]]
* PowerCrystal: The gauntlet itself doesn't have any power, just the jewel stuck on it.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "What do you think of the 21st century?"
** "I find that quite vexing"
** "EXPECTO MY FIST!"
** Angry Joe's PrecisionFStrike mentioned below.
* PreMortemOneLiner: "Go back to the litterbox, pussy of puppety doom!"
* PrecisionFStrike: [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe's]] "MyNameIsInigoMontoya, [[QuoteSwearUnquote motherfucker!]]," accompanied by a machine gun.
** Upon learning the location of the gauntlet, by a variety of the cast: "Oh, you've got to be '''FUCKING''' KIDDING ME! [[spoiler:IT'S RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED?!]]"
* PropRecycling: Benzaie's wig is the same wig that Doug uses whenever he plays Douchey [=McNitpick=].
* PseudoCrisis:
** Part 3 ends with Spoony losing the map. But in Part 4, it's shown that he still remembers the next part, so there aren't any problems before they get it back.
** [[spoiler:The loss of the map serves as {{foreshadowing}}. After Malachite hands them their map back, it becomes apparent that he ''wants'' them to find the gauntlet.]]
** [[spoiler:Part 4 ends with Film Brain being brainwashed by the Cloaks. In Part 5, they quickly ditch him for being too annoying, and the others are easily able to snap him out of it.]]
* PunchClockVillain: Jaffers' friends which act as obstacles. (though the Witch is certainly enjoying it too much...)
* PunBasedTitle
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[[folder: Q-Z]]
* TheQuest
* [[RapidFireNo Rapid Fire No]]: Part of Angry Joe's MoodSwinger reaction to the "free car".
* RealAfterAll: Turns out there really are supernatural guardians of Malachite's Hand. [[OhCrap The reviewers do not take this well]].
* ReallyDeadMontage: [[spoiler: After Ma-Ti's death, one of these plays while Linkara sings]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Malachite]] delivers these to his victims. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint They always miss the point]].
* RecognitionFailure: KingArthur, Film/{{Willow}}, [[Film/TheNeverEndingStory the Rockbiter]]... and ToddInTheShadows, who at first thinks they weren't recognizing the [[Film/ThePrincessBride Dread Pirate Roberts]]. Film Brain suffers from this [[ButtMonkey before he even puts a costume on]].
* RedHerring: Spoony's ring is an unintentional example - he decided to wear it as a jokey, cheap version of Gandalf's elven ring and didn't realise until it was too late that it looked just like [[spoiler: Aeon's ring, the key to defeating Malachite.]] This confused a lot of viewers; and Spoony stated in his commentary that he regretted wearing the ring because of this, ''however'' several other participants in the commentary pointed out that he shouldn't as it helped obscure the ''real'' twist.
* ReferenceOverdosed
* RousingSpeech: Parodied, as the reviewers point out every inconsistency on the Critic's words.
** Played straight with the second rousing speech given by the Critic before the final showdown with Jaffers' group. Mickey even lampshades how good the second one is, commenting on how the Critic is really getting into it.
* RuleThirtyFour: Referenced by the Nostalgia Critic.
-->'''Nostalgia Critic''': It's the Internet, Ma-Ti. They have porn for everything.
* RunningGag: Enough for [[RunningGag/SuburbanKnights its own page]].
* ScienceDestroysMagic: Part of the premise.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Both Cloak 1 [[spoiler:(TheLastAngryGeek)]] and WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob ("You betrayed Shiva! ...Well, I think Shiva will get over this.")
** In Spoony's commentary, it was stated that Linkara was meant to do the same as the Snob, but this was cut as it was just the exact same joke.
* {{Sequel}}: Judging from the personalities and the HereWeGoAgain scene at the beginning, this clearly follows the same exact characters from ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', and takes place after it. WordOfGod states that one line in the script that was ultimately cut had Angry Joe outright referring to both ''Kickassia'' and the ''WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl'' during the HereWeGoAgain scene.
* SequelEscalation: It's longer than ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', there are more characters including several surprise cameos, there are more fight scenes, more (and better) special effect scenes, and an epic fantasy quest complete with a BigBad that wants to destroy the world along with a magical MacGuffin to track down.
* SequelHook: Lampooned.
** [[spoiler: Played straight in an [[AlternateEnding alternate]] [[TheStinger stinger]] on the DVD.]]
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Paw was supposed to play an actual kazoo, but they lost it, so a part of the broken [[WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses Ask That Guy]] pipe is used instead.
** Elisa's part was meant to be played by one of Rob's friends. Also, after Elisa nearly passed out from being duct taped to a wall for too long, the shot was discarded and redone with her taped to the couch instead.
** [[DarkMazeStudios Ed Glaser]] was supposed to be a Cloak, but due to weather conditions he chose to remain backstage and IronLiz took over the role.
* SexSells: Doug fully admits that both putting his pretty ex in the trailer and objectifying himself by wearing a DangerouslyShortSkirt was to get the perverts interested.
* ShapedLikeItself: The magical cat puppet's name is... Cat. [[spoiler:Subverted when Cat turns out to be the puppeteer.]]
* ShareTheMalePain: A subtle example, but when Malachite forces the Critic to GroinAttack himself, the guys in the background can be seen wincing and cringing. Even the female reviewers start cringing once the count starts going up.
* ShipTease:
** Cinema Snob and [=MarzGurl=] in Part 3.
** Lupa sure likes pulling Critic's tie and he wanted to kiss her awake in Part 2.
** Chick is the only one who can talk to Critic about him showing way too much without being squicked and he clings to her hard when he gets scared.
*** Both of these get lampshaded in the cast commentary. For Chick/Critic, Lindsay says the characters have a "history" and for Critic/Lupa, Sage mentions that a million forced feminization fics are going to be written.
** Joe finds Lupa in leather with a machine gun surprisingly hot.
** During Part 7, JewWario and Nostalgia Chick can be see holding each other while the whole group [[spoiler: shouts 'Heart' in unison to aid Ma-Ti]], and later the latter rests her head on former's shoulder during [[spoiler: Ma-Ti's funeral]].
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/SuburbanKnights Now has its own page.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Thirty years ago, the President ''was'' shot. On March 30, 1981, RonaldReagan survived an assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr. Possibly doubles as a GeniusBonus as well.
** There used to be two more added lines after this which made it clearer that it was Reagen they were referring to (Jewario worrying about the President and Critic telling him he'll be fine), but it was cut for whatever reason. This led to a few viewers wondering if they were talking about Obama or someone else, forgetting that the tape was made in the 80's.
** Another comes when [[spoiler: Jaffers]] refers to the Internet as "that Defense Department bullshit". This is a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET ARPANET]], the former Department of Defense network system that formed the core of the modern Internet.
* ShutUpHannibal: After getting banished to the All-Around Cafe, [[spoiler: Malachite]] tries to give his usual HannibalLecture to one of the customers, only for the barista to [[RunningGag smack him upside the head.]]
* SmallReferencePools: Parodied with Bill's description of Malachite's outfit: ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''[[Film/TheMatrixReloaded Matrix Reloaded]]''.
* SnipeHunt: How the Critic keeps stopping Ma-Ti from joining them, ranging from protecting non-existent children and elderly to finding goat porn.
** Lampshaded in Part 5, along with WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway.
* SolemnEndingTheme: Sad Panda's song "[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/sadpanda/spmusicvideotheater/31584-suburban-knights-music-video Flight of Fantasy]]".
* SpecialEffectFailure: "Cat" is obviously a puppet. [[spoiler:Justified when Cat turns out to be a ''in-universe'' puppet.]]
** Jaffers and the Cloaks had some awfully wobbly swords for their supposed lethality. Just sayin'.
*** Related to the swords, Linkara said he wanted to bring his real sword, but Doug was worried someone would get hurt and just gave him one of the Cloaks' plastic swords.
*** Proven to be a valid fear, when Rob got hit in the face with [[spoiler: Suede's]] katana during one battle scene.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Malachite does it with his staff.
* StealthHiBye:
** ''Everyone'' pulls this on the Critic during the first episode. He actually has to tell everyone to knock it off when, one by one, they each do a Stealth Hi to introduce their costumes. As for the bye part, everyone pulls it ''simultaneously'' as the Critic delivers his rousing speech while looking out a window. That's right, ''fifteen'' people left his house without him hearing.
** Done to the Cloaks by Team 2 during the "battle relocation."
** [[spoiler:Malachite]] does it to Jew Wario after returning the map.
** Ma-Ti [[spoiler:and later Linkara]] show up in the Critic's bedroom from out of nowhere.
* StealthPun:
** [[http://twitter.com/#!/ShadowTodd/status/86559074434555904 The title.]] Also, WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and his [[IndianaJones costume choice]]. [[spoiler:His real name is Brad ''Jones''.]]
*** Which also resulted in a lovely awkward moment when [[spoiler:he checked into the hotel while wearing the costume. "Reservation for Jones?"]]
** [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] gets [[spoiler:brainwashed]].
** What's WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob holding in the intro video? [[spoiler: A ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Crystal]]'' Pepsi]].
** The line "[[spoiler:I love the Power Glove. It's so bad]]" is said by [[Film/TheWizard a wizard]].
** JewWario's introduction while [[FreudWasRight a picture of a tower]] is behind him.
* TheStinger: The Gatecleaner's wife saying "Shut up, mommy's in the rock!"
** Except on the DVD, where it's [[spoiler:[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Mechakara]] [[OhCrap finding the Power Glove.]]]]
* StockFootage: During the flashback scene explaining [[spoiler:Malachite and Aeon]], there's a shot of an erupting volcano. That you probably can't film in Chicago.
* StylisticSuck: Not only invoked but also completely justified, since in-universe all the characters (except [[spoiler:Malachite]]) are normal people putting on an act of being a fantasy character for the purposes of the quest. Even the magic-using Cloaks and Good Witch are everyday people [[spoiler:Jaffers]] recruited to protect the gauntlet.
** In the commentary, the reviewers point out the battle scenes don't have any continuity (Lupa bites Cat in the foreground, in the following shot he's fighting Tom in the background.)
* StunnedSilence: The reviewers when they see [[spoiler:[[{{Hypocrite}} Malachite using an smartphone.]]]]
** Done again a moment later when [[spoiler:they see Ma Ti lying on the ground after the smoke clears.]]
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: The box containing the Voice of the Ancient World is very clearly labeled: "DOES NOT CONTAIN VOICE OF THE ANCIENT WORLD." Naturally, [=AskThatGuy=] put it there.
** Keeping in mind that Doug and Lindsay said Critic/Chick were a masochistic OfficialCouple by this point, Arwen!Chick greeting a leggy Critic by calling him and the others "unattractive mortals".
* TakeMyHand: When [=MarzGurl=] is about to fall off of a slide, WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob takes her hand and shouts at her to give him her other as she attempts to reach for her spear. She ends up falling... but it turns out to be a really short slide. To make it even better, they recite dialogue from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. With Marz's lines in Japanese.
* TakeThat:
** In regards to Creator/LivTyler's portrayal of Arwen via Nostalgia Chick.
--->'''8-Bit Mickey''': I've never seen someone over-romanticise a bunch of nothing so well.
** As silly as Cat is, you have to give him one thing. He's funnier than JeffDunham.
** Critic wants to find a way to get Chick-Fil-A to stop serving Christians. Works on two levels; the first being that they're closed on Sundays, and the second being the chain is known for their religion-"excused" homophobia. [[note]]Everyone on the site has expressed support for LGBT rights, with Doug even theorizing gay people are actually protecting the sanctity of marriage because of all they go through to get it.[[/note]]
** When Team 2 trying to get inside the last location on their map:
---> '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''': Hi there, we represent the Broadway Better Business Players For A Brighter Tomorrow. We're trying to start a petition to get second rate shows taken off the marquee, and with your help, we can stop MammaMia from ever playing again.
** When Malachite rants about TV shows in part five, his tone gets even more hateful when he gets to ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
** The theme song to Suburban Knights was reedited for people who found it offensive. [[spoiler: The only change was "D&D is lame" for "D&D is [[foldercontrol]]

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* TapOnTheHead: Done to Linkara to make him stop singing.
** Also done to Elisa to convince her that the home-invasion by Team 2 was AllJustADream.
* TemptingFate: Luke reacts to Paw with "I don't wanna go with him!" They end up in the same group (but without much interaction).
* ThatCameOutWrong: Luke tricks Film Brain into delivering an [[InsultBackfire unfortunate follow-up to his insult]].
-->'''Luke:''' That's a lot of peas. And I'm just full of them. I'm totally full of pea-ness. So, what are you going to do?
-->'''Film Brain:''' I will eat your pea-ness!
-->[''Everyone else looks over at them'']
-->'''Film Brain:''' Oh, no no no no no I didn't mean that, it's just...
-->'''Angry Joe:''' Yeah, whatever. You go to the back.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Quoth [[spoiler:Suede.]] "I find that quite vexing."
* ThereWasADoor: Narrowly averted; one team realizes the Voice of the Ancients is under the floor. They nearly start ripping it up when the woman they tied up points out there's a basement.
* TheseQuestionsThree: Team 1 comes across a disembodied voice that pulls this on them. [[spoiler:It ends up just being [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]] trying to trick people into giving him money.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Invoked by Phelous just before the final confrontation with Malachite, [[spoiler:who blew up a speeding vehicle by letting it run into him.]]
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: [[spoiler: Heart! Heart! Heart!]]
* ThrowItIn: Spoony repeatedly losing his hat and being forced to run back for it wasn't actually scripted, but was so funny they decided to keep it in.
* ToBeContinued: One of the unused endings make it clearer that the 4th year special will indeed be a continuation of the storyline started in this special.
* TooDumbToLive: Bill, the mobile phone lady, and the guy watching TV. Paw and Joe get points for being willing to fight The Cloaks even after they've [[DarkIsEvil dimmed the light of the sun]] and [[ShockAndAwe their leader summons a ball of lightning in his hands]]. [[AttackAttackRetreatRetreat They soon change their mind]].
* TotallyRadical: Bill, the poor guy who picks up the BigBad, suffers from this.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: ObscurusLupa asking, "Is there some sort of medicine you should be on?" was directed at [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]], not the WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
* {{Troperiffic}}: And proud of it.
* TrueCompanions: Out of verse, as always. But even in verse, they become this. They're still assy and snarky, but they stand together and comfort each other when one gets upset or hurt.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: [[spoiler:Malachite does this to Spoony when he tries his luck against him. It ends up backfiring as Spoony winds up landing right on him during his battle with Ma-Ti]].
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The heroes split into two teams to follow different paths on the map.
* TwoScenesOneDialogue: "Oh, you have--" "--got to be--" "--fucking--" "--KIDDING ME! ''[[spoiler: IT'S RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED?!]]''"
* UnflinchingWalk: [[spoiler:Malachite]] is a master of this.
* UnexpectedCharacter: One of the guardians is [[spoiler: ThatDudeInTheSuede]].
* TheUnfavorite: Not that Film Brain was the Critic's favorite from the ''Kickassia'' special. But Luke starting to muscle in for Critic's favor is obviously apparent.
* TheUnreveal: Jew Wario tries to take Todd's mask off, only to get a gun pointed at him.
-->'''Jew Wario:''' Oh I've always wondered what you looked like [''click''] aaaaaaaand then he backed away...
* VehicleVanish: Inverted; [[spoiler:Jaffers's backup]] shows up from a passing car.
* VillainOpeningScene: [[spoiler:Malachite]] gets one where he enters Bill's car and then after getting frustrated by Bill's reliance on technology kills him and blows up the car.
* WeHaveForgottenThePhlebotinum: Spoony loses his map to the gauntlet at the end of Part 3. [[spoiler:Malachite finds it and returns it to them in the next part]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: Aeon and Malachite]].
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Critic as Link. Lupa as [[Disney/SnowWhite a princess]]. It had to happen.
-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:''' ... Yeah, that did sound a bit douche-y. Promise you'll never let me say that again--\\
'''Everyone Else:''' ''Promise.''
* WhamEpisode:
** The end of Part 5. [[spoiler:Suede's back!]] Obviously, it has more of an impact if you've been a fan of [=TGWTG=] from the beginning.
** The episode has plenty of Wham to go around: [[spoiler:Jaffers was alive, just trapped inside Malachite's book, the mysterious BigBad is Malachite, who sent the chain letter so somone would lead him to the hand by putting a tracking spell on the map, and Team B is walking right into his trap with no way to warn them!]]
** The climax of Part 7. [[spoiler: Ma-Ti dies. ''And it's not played for humor''. (Well, [[TheFunInFuneral for the most part, anyway]])]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway:
** [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti]] keeps desperately trying to join their quest, but Nostalgia Critic won't let him join. It's not that his power is completely pathetic, not at all...[[BlatantLies it's just that Nostalgia Chick has lost her contact lens, and he needs to find it]].
*** Also, Mickey has erectile dysfunction. Ma-Ti '''''must''''' ''go find goat porn to cure him!''
** [[spoiler:HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Okay, so his power really ''isn't'' pathetic! In fact, it's the only way to beat Malachite]].
* WhereItAllBegan: [[spoiler:Malachite's Hand is actually buried in the exact field where the team started their quest, inside the [[MundaneMadeAwesome Storm Drain of Secrets]]]].
* WimpFight: Everyone [[spoiler:with the exception of Malachite.]]
* WorldOfHam: Of course. Particular note to Phelous and Paw (who is inspired by a HamAndCheese [[Film/DungeonsAndDragons performance]] itself).
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: On the GNN broadcast, the disappearance of a game store clerk receives higher billing than an assassination attempt against the president.
-->'''Lary Prince:''' Sad. [''takes off glasses''] Very very sad. And now, [''puts glasses back on''] on a lighter note, the president has been shot...
* YouCantThwartStageOne: [[spoiler:Malachite regains the gauntlet, despite the efforts of over twenty adult nerds]].
* YouDoNotWantToKnow: [[spoiler: At Ma-Ti's funeral, Critic thanks Todd for cremating Ma-Ti following it would be best if he didn't tell them how or why. Todd agrees with this.]]
** [[spoiler:The original line was "Chicks dig cremations", which makes even less sense!]]
*** [[spoiler:It MakesSenseInContext, as it was supposed to be accompanied with a wink or somesuch gesture towards the ladies of TGWTG. Apparently that was scrapped because the hood didn't leave much room for facial emoting.]]
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: After [[spoiler: Malachite pauses his "destroy all technology" campaign to answer his smartphone]] and the Critic calls him an idiot, he replies, "At least I'm not a hypocrite." Critic is so dumbfounded by this response that he has to have Jew Wario take over for him.
** Too bad they didn't make Joe do the explaining.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler: Critic takes the gauntlet from Suede, cheers his team, all of whom begin to droop. The scene goes silent for three long beats before Malachite's theme begins.]]
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