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* AcceptableTargets: Aka "the shit list" of things the Annotators openly mock in the series:
** Overly zealous or swarmy Christians
** Creators/animators/writers/actors of any particularly bad work -- or the works themselves. In particular:
*** Tim Buckley of ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''
*** Creator/DougWalker
*** ''Bouchedags''
*** Ryan Sohmer of ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo''
*** Don Oriolo, the former owner of WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat
*** ''Creator/HannaBarbera''
*** Creator/DiCEntertainment, to the point that the Annotators have actually blamed them for shows they had nothing to do with.
** The monkeys in charge of Website/YouTube
** ''The Nutshack'' led to some non-malicious ribbing of Filipinos in general.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Some examples are discussed on the [[Characters/TheAnnotatedSeries characters page]].
** In ''Street Fighter'' episode 3, the man in the black and red jumpsuit is SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
** The young man in "Annotated Daydream" as [[ViewerGenderConfusion a woman]], making it a music video about a same-sex relationship. Also the drummer/lead singer as a laboratory escapee from an experiment to combine the DNA of Music/JustinBieber and Phil Collins.
** Within ''Captain N'', there is:
*** Simon Belmont as a "[[EccentricMentor stealth]] [[TricksterMentor mentor]]", happy to hang back and allow the heroes to deal with the situation so they can learn from the experience, as his own input would solve the problem too soon.
*** The genie in the magic lamp from an early episode as a "guest annotator" due to his endless snark.
*** King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard as a couple. The Annotators are pretty convinced the writers intended it though.
*** Kevin is really a young psychopath, what with staying in Video Land over the petty fate of having to clean his room if he returns home. Along with blowing stuff up for attention. Simon tries to curb his nastier tendencies and set him on a better path.
** ''Sonic Underground'' also has a few:
*** The Oracle of Delphius is actually the true villain of the show, being TheChessmaster playing Robotnik and the resistance off each other, planning to finish off whoever is left in the end. [[labelnote:Explanation]]He has amazing powers and could have killed Robotnik in his own bedroom, but instead gives a heads-up about the prophecy which is what gets Robotnik to start looking for the siblings. Also, if the Oracle hadn't directed the trio to meet at a public place in the first episode, then their foster parents wouldn't have been roboticized.[[/labelnote]]
*** Queen Aleena is either incredibly foolish or in on the Oracle's plan. Also, she has zero desire to reunite with her own kin or else she wants to reunite with Manic only and kill off the other two siblings.
*** Episode 26 doesn't really take place in an alternate universe, but rather in the future where Sonic, Sonia, and Manic finally found their mother and became much worse than Robotnik, who in turn [[HeelFaceTurn saw the error of his ways]] and led the new Freedom Fighters.
*** Sonic as a closeted mtf transsexual, due to the bizarrely large number of scenes in the show where he crossdresses as part of a disguise.
** "The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White" takes place not in medieval times, but in a third-world European country.
** Not a character, but some annotators think the ''Darkstalkers'' cartoon was meant to be a satire of video game cartoons -- [[http://z13.invisionfree.com/Annotation_Station/index.php?showtopic=895 brief explanation here.]]
** Not Important from the ''Hatred'' trailer was made out to be a Milli Vanilli member.
** They think that Kree from ''Dinosaur Adventures'' was deliberately trying to get the other characters killed.
** [[RonTheDeathEater Dr. Rabbit is a racist pedophile and murderer]]. This was largely inspired by {{WebAnimation/Walrusguy}}, who uses a similar depiction of the character.
** Morrigan from ''Darkstalkers'' as a pedophile who's obsessed with seducing Harry. Harry himself is portrayed as desperately and psychotically determined to get with Felicia.
* ArcFatigue: The intermissions exist to prevent or lessen this, especially if a main feature had a particularly long run.
* AwesomeEgo: The Annotators consider the ''Captain N'' version of Simon Belmont to be the best character in that show.
* AwesomeMusic: Some of the Annotators actually like the "surf music" used in some Creator/{{DiC|Entertainment}} shows.
** One of the things that everyone agreed upon when riffing ''Sonic Underground'' was that the theme song ''kicked ass'', bordering on MostWonderfulSound.
** "Bluster The Benevolent", so much so that the Annotators gave it a reprise after they riffed the final episode of ''Donkey Kong''.
* BaseBreaker: The pause annotation. Either a hilarious gimmick that got unfairly cut or an annoying ScrappyMechanic that's gone for a good reason.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Sufficiently weird and/or scary commercials can be like this.
* BizarroEpisode: Many of the intermissions come and go, but "Attack of the Giant Vulture" stands out in this regard; even ignoring the bizarre nature of the short, the video is only about two minutes long, so it just kind of... ''happens''. [[LampshadeHanging Even the Annotators themselves are confused by it]].
* BrokenBase: In the show's early days there was debating over whether they should strictly stick to series adapted from or otherwise related to video games, or include other content as well. For now the compromise is video games for the main content and "anything goes" for intermissions.
* ContinuityLockOut: If you watch a newer episode first, you are bound to be confused by the references and {{Call Back}}s to previous episodes. [[labelnote:Example]]''The Nutshack'' references ''Bouchedags'' quite a bit.[[/labelnote]]
* CrazyAwesome: Irrelevant. You have to be crazy to use bad cartoons as ''[[ShameIfSomethingHappened blackmail]]''.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Some of the annotations are so comically distasteful that you can't help but laugh at it.
* DesignatedHero: The Annotators ''will'' spot when heroes are [[MoralDissonance doing something the villains would get reprimanded for]], [[{{Hypocrite}} acting against something they preached earlier]], or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking just general dickery]]. They really ripped into the protagonists of ''Sonic Underground'', especially in Episode 32.
* DudeNotFunny:
** ''Bouchedags'' was mercilessly ripped apart for its racial stereotyping, misogyny and making light of various mental and physical handicaps.
--->*audience doesn't laugh*
** A few viewers were like this when Santa started to cry in ''Christmas Comes To Pac-Land''.
** A lot of viewers had trouble with the more serious parts of ''Tricky People'' what with child molestation hitting a little too close for home.
** A couple of people got rather upset by Mario's mother's [[AbusiveParents abusive behavior]] in ''Super Show''. They '''universally''' found "Little Marios" disturbing, in particular the ending (in which the runaway kid decided to return because he didn't want his parents to have fun with him gone, or something).
** In ''Least I Could Do'', Rayne's "I'll clean glass out of the cat later" earned this response.
* EarWorm:
** The "surf music".
** The ''Backside To The Future'' theme was even lampshaded by the Annotators.
** The fusion of "I'll Be A Movie Star" and the ''Jay's Life'' theme, featured in the second episode of ''Donkey Kong Country'' season 2.
* EightDeadlyWords: The Annotators display this reaction many, many, ''many'' times in the shows they watch, not caring for most of the protagonists, sometimes extending to not caring about what they do. The easiest way to tell when this is in play is when the protagonists are in mortal danger. [[labelnote:Example]]If someone is holding someone else's hand to keep them from falling off a cliff, expect a few annotations along the lines of "DROP HIM."[[/labelnote]]
** Many times the Annotators care more about characters they aren't '''supposed to''' like -- see EnsembleDarkHorse next for a lot of those examples.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Almost every series has at least '''one''' character that the Annotators actually like:
** Cheatsy and Kooky in ''Super Mario Bros 3.'', as well as Doug the Bug (who was merely a frequent animation error).
** A couple from ''Street Fighter'':
*** BISON!!! ''(flames)''
*** Burke, Rory, and Celia were also well-received in their debut episode, even leading to the Annotators asking why they're not the main characters.
** Quite a few from ''Defenders of the Realm''.
*** Raiden is just generally a snarky guy.
*** Night Wolf, perhaps because he TookALevelInBadAss in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' (which was recent when the show was annotated), so people were easier on him. And for being genuinely amicable, when everyone seemed to bicker every five seconds, and rarely being useless when he got to head out into the field.
*** Jax and Sonya got just a little less hate near the end when they started to show a little character development.
*** Quan Chi, a recurring ''Mortal Kombat'' villain, debuted in ''Defenders of the Realm'' of all places. For that he was referred to as the best OriginalCharacter ever.
*** Scorpion got a lot of love whenever he appeared, with the annotators frequently giving him extra dialogue.
** Buzz Buzzard ([[IAmNotWeasel not a turkey!]]) in the ''Bubsy'' pilot.
** Many in ''Captain N'':
*** Simon Belmont (if his other appearances on this page didn't make that obvious).
*** Bizarrely enough, '''GAME BOY''' of all people is one as well, aided by "trying to kill" Pit and sporting CoolShades in one episode.
*** Mike. Popular enough that people wished he was the real Game Master, wished he came back for the Californialand episode, '''and''' gave him a {{Fanon}} backstory for ''Cartoon All-Stars''.
*** King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard slowly but surely came to this. One part (as disgusting as it is) shipping and one part being [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain sympathetic]] and [[HarmlessVillain not very malicious]] has helped them grow onto the bulk of the crew. Annotators were even disappointed that the writers missed the chance to get the two into official couple status in the ''Paperboy'' episode.
** Santa from ''Christmas Comes To Pac-Land'' wasn't really ripped on much by most annotators. Again, some even were kinda depressed when he started to cry when he worries he's missed his Christmas deadline for the first time in history.
** ''The Little Panda Fighter'' just barely one-ups ''Ratatoing'' by having a last minute dark horse: Polaris. In the last five minutes the cartoon gets 'awesomely mean spirited' and Polaris is revealed to be TheChessmaster who screwed all of the protagonists over and got away with it. This earned him the immediate respect of the Annotators.
** Uncle Theobold in ''Mouse Police'' '''barely''' qualifies.
** While Cypher wasn't exactly loved from their first ''Bibleman'' episode he was found more interesting for being pro-active and not quite as spouty as Bibleman. Since the new Bibleman flows way too easily into his role it was more interesting watching Cypher have to cease being a solo hero and go back to being a sidekick.
** ''Sonic Underground'':
*** Dingo for being such an ineffective villain as well as him wanting to be noticed by Sonia, making him seem sweet (when he doesn't have a rape-face on).
*** Bartleby is considered a reincarnation of Simon Belmont from ''Captain N'' (specifically, his "foppy" side).
*** {{One Scene Wonder}}s 'Arhnuld' (the trainer from episode 3) and Argus (episode 4) are also interpreted as versions of Simon Belmont, but as his "awesome" side instead.
*** Manic and Sleet have a few fans.
*** "Agent N" from episode 6 drew compliments for actually being '''effective''' as a villain.
*** "[[EasyAmnesia Amnesia]] [[NotHimself Sonia]]" for being actually competent and semi-tolerable as a protagonist.
*** ART in Episode 38 was fairly well-liked, even after his inevitable HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice.
** In a meta sense, the opening sequences for shows. They're only shown once or twice, usually the first and last episodes in a season. They are always cluttered with loads and loads of annotations.
** A few from ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'':
*** Guest character Herlock Solmes gained the Annotators' admiration for his "legendary" verbal beatdown on Koopiarty.
*** Master Misaki also has this status.
*** {{Captain Lou Albano}} and Danny Wells, especially when they're out-of-character.
** Mr. Clipboard from ''Foodfight!'', due to the fact he's voiced by Creator/ChristopherLloyd and his UncannyValley movements being '''humorous''' rather than unsettling. Plus Mr. Clean for not having his image further tarnished by speaking.
** Dr. Know-it-all from "Club Mario" for sharing the Annotators' hatred of the obnoxious hosts and threatening to file a lawsuit against them after they ridiculed him.
** From ''Savage Dragon'':
*** Minor thug Petey the Purse quickly became popular among the Annotators.
*** Basher seems to get a bit of love too.
** From the ''Darkstalkers'' animated series.
*** Lord Raptor because of {{Scott McNeil}}'s hammy potrayal of him and being more competent and awesome villain than Pyron in few episodes.
*** Pyron and Ship, mainly for being absolutely ''hilarious''.
*** Anakaris is a lesser one, mainly thanks to the fact he gave a lot of genuinely funny moments.
*** [[FanNickname Posh Dragon]] from Episode 11 got some love as well.
** In ''Mega Man'':
*** Dr. Wily, largely due to his voice.
*** Pharaoh Man, because of his (short-lived) awesomeness and effectiveness as a henchman.
*** Proto Man became this towards the end of the series thanks to his snarky personality.
** From ''Donkey Kong Country'':
*** Bluster Kong. At first, he was hailed as being a much better Cranky than Cranky until the characters got [[CharacterRerailment re-railed]]. Bluster developed a Simon Belmont-esque personality later on in the show, and had a few {{awesome moment}}s, most notably in "Booty and the Beast", "Bluster The Benevolent", and "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Bluster".
*** Funky Kong for his laid-back, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation oft stoned]] nature.
*** Eddy the Mean Old Yeti has gained some appreciation among the Annotators.
*** The Kremlings in general but General Klump in particular, due to the surprising amounts of characterization and development he got through out the show. It helps that he was voiced by the late Len Carlson, a well-liked and respected veteran voice actor.
*** Donkey Kong himself has gotten a few fans, mostly for his godlike singing voice and the fact that most of the "good" characters treat him like shit.
** ''Sonic [=SatAM=]'':
*** Robotnik's portrayal, mostly for EvilIsCool.
*** Snively has a few fans as well.
*** The [=SWATbots=] TookALevelInBadass in episode 4, which helped them garner some appreciation.
*** Debuting in Season 2, there's [[FanNickname "Dragonbird"]] (an UglyCute, MixAndMatchCritter InstantMessengerPigeon) and Naugus (Whose cool powers, intelligence and motives have the Annotators wish he was the hero).
*** King Acorn, who's primary reason was that he was voiced by the ever hammy TimCurry, earning him the FanNickname: [[TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornfurry.]]
*** In Season 1, Rotor and Bunnie are generally competent characters who possess mad gadgetry skills and super-strength, respectively. Unfortunately, they're completely overshadowed in Season 2 by the unholy trinity of [[SmallAnnoyingCreature Sonic]], [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Sally]], and [[DirtyCoward Antoine]].
*** In the minisode "Ghost Busted", Tails has a nightmare in which the Moon possessed an animate duck face and devil horns. The ridiculous apparition [[RefugeInAudacity was appreciated]] for reminding the annotators of [[TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog a much better show.]]
** Ganon from ''Legend Of Zelda'', so much so that the Annotators got '''really''' pissed when there was an episode he didn't appear in.
** Kree from ''[[Creator/DingoPictures Dinosaur Adventure]]'' became one quickly, mostly because he disses the other characters and generally acts like a troll, knowing he can get away with it.
---> "Shut up Peak, you're a freak!"
** ''Captain Pronin Superstar!''
*** Animation/CaptainPronin quickly became the annotators' favorite action hero.
*** The bear in the intro.
** The "Hive Table" ([[ItMakesSenseInContext a picnic table carried by a bunch of bees]]) in ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi'', due to it beating the ever-living shit out of the obnoxious protagonists. It even made a comeback in one of the African movie trailer commercial breaks for ''Double Dragon''.
** Bo Jackson from ''WesternAnimation/ProStars'' had a few AwesomeMoments and is generally the most well-received of the trio.
*** Joey Moss, after appearing in a commercial with Wayne Gretzky, was quickly praised as the best ProStar.
** Robotnik, Metal Sonic, and Knuckles were the most-tolerated characters in ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie''.
** Jimmy Lee from ''[[WesternAnimation/DoubleDragon Double Dragon]]'' for being a grumpy, Protoman-esque tough guy.
* EvilIsCool: Ganon in ''The Legend of Zelda: The Annotated Series''.
** Satam Robotnik, which instantly earned him the love of the annotators.
* FairForItsDay: "Supervising Women Workers" had some slight defenders that for all its misogyny, it was a time when women were just starting to enter the workforce while men were fighting in World War II. To be fair, the short was never saying women '''couldn't''' work jobs men typically had to do; but with the way it highlights that women apparently are sensitive and get jealous, [[SarcasmMode things men]] [[MenDontCry NEVER feel]], it sure is outdated these days.
* {{Fanon}}: Michael in ''Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue'' is the same Mike who bullied Kevin from ''Captain N''. Despite being enemies, he and his friends were sincerely distraught by Kevin's disappearance and turned to drugs to cope with the loss. Oh, and he grew up to be Mike Dawson from ''VideoGame/DarkSeed'', particularly his interpretation by WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}.
* FanPreferredCouple: King Hippo/Eggplant Wizard.
** Pyron/Ship, whom the Annotators depict as a bickering married couple.
* FridgeHorror: Often highlighted throughout the project, but ''Armor of Light'' triggered an out of universe revelation. It's a Christian special that talks about victory and defeating enemies -- but for about 96% of its run-time not a single word about forgiveness, loving your enemies, or just freaking letting God sort out who goes to Heaven and who goes to Hell. The fact they weren't trying to hide the 'sheep' mentality was found a tad horrifying.
* FriendlyFandoms: With other riffing series like ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' and ''{{WebVideo/Retsupurae}}''
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the "Mario Bros. Ice Capades" special the Spiny in Koopa's army gets the annotation "I am the S.T.M. (Master of Theology) of Spinning!" as a nod towards fan-favorite Cheatsy Koopa. Towards the end, the Annotators notice Spiny is the only antagonist who escapes Luigi's onslaught, slipping by while everyone else surrounds King Koopa.
** The final ''Darkstalkers'' episode opens with Pyron and Ship joking about how LethallyStupid Anakaris is and how they feel safer without him near them. Than at the end of the episode, and thus the show, [[spoiler: Anakaris's final teleport causes him to fall from the ceiling on top of Pyron, seemingly crushing and killing him.]]
* GrowingTheBeard: On one hand, disabling collaborative annotations severely limited the number of people who could contribute. On the other hand, when anyone could contribute, [[SturgeonsLaw there was little to no quality control]].
* HilariousInHindsight: In ''Street Fighter'' episode 3, "Deadpool" says he's gettin' out of this series because there's no yellow boxes he can speak into. This was before yellow became an available color for annotations.
* HoYay:
** Some time after the {{Heroic BSOD}}s expressed throughout ''Bouchedags'', one Annotator admitted the reason he made it all the way through it himself was because he thought Sam was kinda cute.
** Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo, much to the AlternativeCharacterInterpretation-induced [[FanDisservice disgust]] of the Annotators. To that end, Kevin and Mike as well.
* HypeBacklash:
** {{Inverted|Trope}}. Game Boy from ''Captain N'' was hyped up to be basically the most annoying character of all time... but aside from a couple jokes in the first two episodes of Season Two, several annotators ended up ''liking'' him (especially compared to Mega Man and Kid Icarus).
** The Annotators experienced this in regards to ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', with the dull stories and Sonic's obnoxious characterization being particular turn-offs. This resulted in the [[AbortedArc early end]] of the show's run on the channel and the second season's abandonment due to a lack of enthusiasm and interest for the show.
* IAmNotShazam:
** [=CurtDogg=] is not "beeupyou" (the [=YouTube=] channel before the site disabled collaborative annotations); that's just a phonetic pun of the B^U emoticon.
** There is no official name for the group of people that do the series, though they are often referred to as "[=TheAnnotatXperiment=]" (the second [=YouTube=] channel name). Though you'll see "Annotators" used frequently throughout these pages.
* IdiotPlot: Lampshaded mercilessly many times.
* InferredHolocaust: Whenever it happens, they bring it up at every opportunity. In "Felix Saves Christmas," where the primary concern of the characters seems to be to help Santa, the Annotators repeatedly point out that the entire planet is freezing over and maybe they should do something about that instead.
** On a somewhat smaller scale, series finales are often reinterpreted into comical [[DownerEnding Downer Endings]] through Annotator-created epilogues, with only [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite characters]] getting any sort of mercy.
* LoveToHate: Irrelevant. Mainly because he's NecessarilyEvil, with the result that the stuff he uploads, while horrible, is always extremely fun to riff.
* JumpingTheShark: Lampshaded as they fully expected this reaction when they did the ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' pilot, with the video descriptions daring people to unsubscribe.
* MagnumOpus: Varies depending on your criteria.
** The first ''Bibleman'' is up there in terms of views along with ''Bouchedags''.
** ''Foodfight!'' was considered one of the funnest things to wail on, numerous annotators admitted.
* MagnificentBastard: The Oracle Of Delphius in ''Sonic Underground'', according to the Annotators.
* MemeticBadass: Pharaoh Man from ''Mega Man''.
* MemeticLoser: The [=SWATbots=] and Queen Aleena from ''Sonic Underground''.
** The "[[SarcasmMode Unbreakable]]" Annotation.
** Any sufficiently incompetent villain becomes this by default. Examples include Dr. Robotnik (in ''Underground''), Pyron, and King K. Rool.
* MemeticPsychopath: Dr. Rabbit, largely because of [[{{WebAnimation/Walrusguy}} Walrusguy's]] depiction of him as a racist, pedophiliac sociopath.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Frequent.
* MoralEventHorizon: In ''Captain N'', Kevin destroying Football World is treated as this by the Annotators.
* MostAnnoyingSound: Oh God there are ''so many'':
** "WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong". Bubsy's voice in general made the Annotators want to gut him. Kootie Pie and Sonia's voices got similar reactions.
** Kid Icarus from ''Captain N'' adding "-icus" at the end of his sentences got old '''fast'''.
** The surf music got on a lot of people's nerves. By the time of ''Captain N'' however most people [[SubvertedTrope warmed up to it]].
** Peak's constant rhyming in ''Dinosaur Adventure''.
** Almost all of the techno music in ''Defenders Of The Realm''.
* MostWonderfulSound:
** The Annotators had '''a lot''' of fun with the chicken noises coming from the robots in ''Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Annotated Realm''.
** Bison's 'yesh' since everyone went wild when that awesomely famous scene occurred. Also the music accompanying it later invoked many glorious 'yeshes!'
** Throughout the ''Dinosaur Adventure'' riff, the Annotators kept excitedly waiting for the infamous "Yee" line to appear, unaware that the line was in a special feature rather than the movie itself. The uploader hadn't included that special feature, much to the sadness of the Annotators. ([[spoiler:Until the clip suddenly appears in TheStinger.]])
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* NarmCharm: Some of the shows manage to actually be enjoyable and fun despite their lax quality. In particular ''Captain N'' and ''Sonic Underground'' both are looked upon fondly for the simple fact they're stupid in a ''fun'' way, in stark contrast to stuff like ''Ctrl+Alt+Dlt'' or ''Nutshack''.
* NeverLiveItDown: Often mutates into running gags.
** Thanks to episode 9 of ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'', the sound of a slide whistle always causes Buckley's name to come up.
** Larry/Cheatsy calls himself the "Emperor of Eavesdropping" in one episode of ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', leading to "I am the [Title] of [Alliterative Action]" jokes from then on.
** A couple from ''Street Fighter'':
*** Sagat was mocked for his inability to knock down a gate with a tank.
*** Guile was consistently mocked for the fact that he boasts about "honor, justice, and commitment" yet, at some point during season 2, he hits a guy InTheBack with a Sonic Boom. Then he does it again in later episodes. People claim he has some sort of compulsion to attack from behind, with annotations like "He had his back turned, he was asking for it!"
** From ''Captain N'':
*** In one episode, Kevin says, "Time for a power move!" only to fall flat on his ass. This is referenced when someone stumbles during a fight scene.
*** Whenever Kevin is hailed as a great hero someone brings up that the "hero" is too terrified to clean his room.
*** Eggplant Wizard's non sequitur suggestion of a "radio-controlled sweet potato".
*** Lana asking "What about the peace treaty?" whenever Mother Brain departs from her.
** In the first episode of ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'', Bowser/King Koopa demands that two random minions [[IKissYourFoot lick his feet]]. A reference to this occurs practically OnceAnEpisode.
** The plant doctor from one of the live-action ''Mario'' segments has annotations that are 90% [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Heavy Weapons Guy]] quotes, since Gary Schwartz is the actor for both.
** Whenever Doc Brown or any ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' reference appears, expect a quote from Mr. Clipboard, who's played by Creator/ChristopherLloyd.
** On a meta level, Irrelevant will '''always''' be remembered for ''The Nutshack'' and ''Beauty And Warrior''.
** From ''Donkey Kong Country'', King K. Rool wanting to raise Baby Kong over taking the Crystal Coconut (the MacGuffin he has desperately tried to capture for the entire series) when it was '''literally handed to him''', this has since been known as "Babygate".
** Also see the main page under BondOneLiner.
* NightmareFuel:
** Some of the annotations note how creepy Mother Brain looks in ''Captain N''.
** Rebound from the Hoopland episode of ''Captain N'' may be annoying but damn are the noises he makes when he goes psycho scary as hell!
** Sonia's NightmareSequence in ''Sonic Underground'' episode 6 had people admit they were frightened.
** In ''Dinosaur Adventure'', one of the voice actors whispers "I'm done" when a scene fades to black, which startled viewers.
** Disturbing commercials, because they seem to come out of nowhere. Notable example is the one for ''Sugar Rice Krinkles''.
* NightmareRetardant:
** ''VideoGame/SonicExe'' became this under their riff, not like the original material was "scary" to begin with.
** The "ominous bongos" music whenever it shows up in a Dingo Pictures movie.
* OneSceneWonder: Quite a few.
** In ''Street Figher'' episode 3, the man in the black and red jumpsuit, who the Annotators nicknamed "Deadpool".
** In ''Captain N'', Eggplant Wizard's peach dancers.
** Also in ''Captain N'', Mike only got one episode yet earned some {{fanon}} backstory!
** Pharaoh Man from ''Mega Man'' was an absolutely awesome bad guy but never appeared again after his short appearance in "The Electric Nightmare".
** Agent N, a single-episode minor character from ''Sonic Underground'' who was legitimately dangerous as a villain.
* RelationshipWritingFumble: Any work which attempts to do any sort of relationship tends to get this reaction.
** There are mixed opinions as to whether the HoYay between Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo from ''Captain N'' is this or intended by the writers.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
** Bully Koopa saw some love after bullying (what else?) Kootie Pie and Big Mouth in one episode.
** The "Surf Music" counts, too. The Annotators hated it in ''[=SMB3=]'', but warmed up to it in ''Captain N''.
** Jeffrey Scott, writer for ''Captain N'' season 1. He wrote some pretty bad episodes (the one with Simon's IdentityAmnesia being a particularly hated one), but he also wrote the episode with Kevin's rival Mike and seemed to maintain some very minor consistency throughout the series. Some season 2 episodes were so bad that some people wished Scott had come back -- though not all of the fan-favorite episodes are his.
* RootingForTheEmpire:
** Characters who the audience is supposed to hate tend to get the most sympathy from the Annotators.
** This happened over time in ''Captain N'' -- to the point that one Annotator said it was ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' all over again in the ''Paperboy'' episode.
** NME from ''Armor of Light'' just barely qualifies. Nobody likes the annoying bad guys (except maybe Dark Master's look), but the Annotators just despised the smarmy protagonists more. Also, NME wasn't shown doing anything bad in the special, so the kids came off as a bunch of Christian extremists that sabotaged corporate broadcasts and interrupted a vague band contest.
** Brand X from ''Foodfight!'', due to the FlatCharacter protagonists combined with the other mascot characters falling deep into the UncannyValley. Granted, some were uncomfortable about the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi overtones]] of Brand X. Most of the rooting went to Mr. Clipboard, a OneSceneWonder who quickly became the film's EnsembleDarkhorse.
* SacredCow: While ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' has no possibility of being annotated, Long John Baldry's portrayal of Robotnik gives him special access to being the best Robotnik, and best villain overall for the annotators. CurtDogg himself said this show knew that it wanted to be goofy and succeeded, and said he would not have it annotated.
* TheScrappy:
** Given that the series so far consists primarily of animated adaptations of works full of already established characters that are already recognisable, most {{original character}}s get a lot of hate. Exceptions to the rule take the other extreme; see the EnsembleDarkHorse entry above. And a few managed to get themselves RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap; again, see above.
** In General:
*** [[BigEater Characters whose jokes center around them being big eaters]] or [[TotallyRadical Totally Radical]] fools usually end up being the most despised characters in the material.
** Ethan from ''Ctrl+Alt+Del''. As an AuthorAvatar of Tim Buckley, one might extend this to him as well.
** ''Super Mario World'' had Oogtar, Yoshi and Kootie Pie. Any appearance by the latter brought in a running gag of her tolerance meter showing up on screen. It was always quick to max out, and the very last time it literally went off the scale, let out an AtomicFBomb and exploded.
--->''Kootie Pie Tolerance Level: Exceeded''
** Oogtar and Yoshi were frequently compared to Toad, yet when the Annotators got to ''[=SMB3=]'' they went easy on him. Maybe they realized he could've been much worse. Although, by ''Super Show'', Toad was getting even more hate than the other two.
** Also in ''[=SMB3=]'', the Annotators got sick of Big Mouth and Bully Koopa too. As mentioned above, Bully did redeem himself.
** ''Street Fighter'' had Ken garner a ton of hate on his attitude.
** Nearly '''everyone''' from ''The Nutshack'', with a little less hate for Dickman.
** Pretty much all of the good guys except Raiden and Nightwolf in ''Mortal Kombat'', for either being total assholes (Jax, Sonya, Stryker) or having little to no personality (Liu Kang, Kitana, Sub-Zero). Stryker got the worst of it by far.
** Everyone in ''Bouchedags''.
** While the cast of the ''Bubsy'' pilot were generally disliked, Terri and Terry got the worst reception by far, even more so than Bubsy himself.
** Everyone from ''Animation/{{Ratatoing}}''. Even the '''villains''' were terrible, since they never really had any good ideas throughout the film.
** Continuing with the Video Brinquedo hate, everyone from ''The Little Panda Fighter'' sans Polaris was hated -- especially Beth, the bear bitch that shows no character development other than "Pandas are so ridiculous and stupid. Big, muscular, and popular bears are so hot."
** Quite a few from ''Captain N'':
*** Kid Icarus and (to a lesser extent) Mega Man, due to their voices and verbal tics.
*** Puff, a OneShotCharacter who is a baby dragon that knows how to say "Mama!" and how to scream. And that's it.
*** Game Boy was played up to be this, but ended up ignored (and sometimes even appreciated) for the most part.
** The pause annotation became this when it got overused for any facial expression that seemed even slightly off-model. Reaction was mixed when [=YouTube=] nixed the feature.
** Owandt, an annotator from the "beeupyou" channel, had a habit of forcing anti-Republican and technology-related jokes while annotating episodes of ''Super Mario Bros. 3''. A lot of other viewers found it irritating, to say the least.
*** A more recent Scrappy on the Annotation spectrum was GoseiGreen. While not an Annotator, she was an Annotation Station forum user who frequently suggested preschool shows despite repeated rejections and believed that the Annotators owed her something. It got to the point where the April Fools 2015 special was dedicated to her.
** None of the main trio of ''Sonic Underground'' is particularly liked, but the Annotators' vitriol for Sonia is so strong that she once exceeded their tolerance meter just by showing up, while Sonic has obnoxious characterization and seems to [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands get new abilities just for the sake of the plot]].
** The Wacky Protester/Rotten Guy from ''Bibleman'' is hated for being a rather obnoxious and annoying villain with a subplot revolving around him having a mid-life crisis. It doesn't help that his plan involves [[UnfortunateImplications kidnapping children and trapping them in a surreal world to brainwash them into becoming Atheists]], which the Annotators viewed as being in bad taste.
** A number of characters in ''Foodfight!'':
*** Daredevil Dan.
*** Cheasel. He redeemed himself to some when he defeated a Brand X general through one of the film's running gags, but then some of those viewers took it back when they found out Cheasel is voiced by the "director" who added a lot of the more vulgar gags.
*** The frog.
*** The penguin (voiced by Chris Kattan) isn't very well-liked, though his limited screen time cancels out his annoyance for some viewers.
** Tommy Treehugger and Co-MC from the "Club Mario" segment in ''SMBSS'' episode 31 are loathed for their TotallyRadical dialogue, being {{Replacement Scrapp|y}}ies for Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano and Danny Wells, and their abysmal brand of humor. Fortunately, their appearance is a one-off.
** From ''Savage Dragon'':
*** Out of all the members of Dragon's RoguesGallery, Horde has a habit of annoying the Annotators whenever he gets an appearance.
*** Mako gets a bit of ire due to the fact that he's a largely incompetent second-in-command to Overlord who, unlike the other characters in his category, doesn't seem intended to be [[HarmlessVillain funny]] or [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain sympathetic]], to the point that people think that Basher, Overlord's DumbMuscle, should be the second-in-command instead.
** From ''Darkstalkers'':
*** Harry and Felicia for the terrible acting of their voice actors, being boring compared to the other characters, and just generally being annoying.
*** Remarkably, the show's version of ''[[BreakoutCharacter Morrigan]]'' was seen as this. Mainly for not being nearly as likable as her game counterpart, having an badly done Scottish accent, and lacking the [[{{Fanservice}} sexy]] traits that made her popular in the first place.
*** Bigfoot's nephew Hairball, who was often described as Puff 2.0. Unlike most examples this was actually intentional, as all the other characters hate him to.
** From ''Donkey Kong Country'':
*** Diddy Kong is hate due to his obnoxious singing voice and him acting like a total asshole to Donkey Kong.
*** Candy Kong, for acting like an unbelievable bitch to everyone (especially to Donkey Kong) while lacking any of the traits that make the other characters likable. Not to mention [[CreatorsPet appearing constantly even though she rarely does anything important to the plot]].
*** General Klump started out as this due to talking a lot to pad out episodes, but the Annotators warmed up to him over the course of Season 2.
*** Donkey Kong himself became this near the end of the series, where he TookALevelInJerkass. Though with everyone being horrible towards him in the past, it's somewhat justifiable.
*** Writer Terry Saltsman was particularly hated by the Annotators due to him going out of his way to portray Donkey Kong in a negative light despite it often being undeserved. It especially didn't help that he wrote the final episode of the show.
** Rayne in the ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' pilot.
** J. Wellington Wimpy from the ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeAndSon'' one-off episode. The show itself didn't get much love either.
** Peak from ''[[Creator/DingoPictures Dinosaur Adventure]]'' is one due to his dopey personality, his annoying, rhyming speech, and his snitching on the other characters. Any character dissing him instantly earns them favor from the Annotators.
** Everyone from ''Felix Saves Christmas'' got torn apart for their inability to act, their stilted dialogue reading, annoying voices, and [[BerserkButton outrageously terrible puns]]. The special itself was chewed on for it's ungodly slow pacing, spontaneous music segments, and terrible writing. All of this was attributed to one Don Oriolo, who wrote, directed, and produced the entire special.
** From Let's Jab of ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures Star Fox Adventures]]'':
*** Prince Tricky because of his annoying personality, voice and forced sidekick status. Let's just say the Annotators have fun by making EVERY character wish death on him.
*** Krystal qualifies as a mild one because of her annoying voice and UsefulNotes/FurryFandom.
** ''WesternAnimation/ProStars''
*** Wayne Gretzky in the cartoon is frequently shat on for his constant hunger and jackass attitude. Wayne in real life isn't well received either, looking and talking like a complete stoner.
** ''Double Dragon''
*** Billy Lee is regularly targeted for chastising others for using violence and weapons despite doing so himself, and unlike Jimmy, he rarely does anything to actually try to help others onto what he believes is the right path.
*** Second Season Character Daj is hated for his ridiculous animal controlling powers, irritating falsetto jamaican accent and he's also being blamed for main derailment of the show's typical elements.
** ''Sonic OVA''
*** Sara easily earned her Scrappy status due to her annoying voice, whiny personality, and her FetishFuel design. As per tradition, she maxed out her own Tolerance meter.
*** Tails, to a lesser extent, for having a perpetual cold and frequently stating the obvious.
*** Old Man Owl wasn't very popular with the Annotators either, primarily for being a mostly useless character. To be fair, he's supposed to be a Scrappy in-universe, but that didn't stop some of the Annotators from wishing that Metal Sonic had killed him.
** While all of the main characters in ''Our Friend, Martin'' were seen as either bland or unlikable, Maria was considered to be the worst of the group due to her having one of the biggest egos of any annotated character. From comparing herself to Madame Curie to enlisting the school bully to beat the shit out of the main characters just for knowing their history to unironically supporting a matriarchy, it's bad when her AlternateReality immigrant worker counterpart is considered an improvement.
** ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'':
*** Dulcy received unanimous hatred for her uselessness, prominence and constant "crash-land & spout a non-sequitur about her ma" running gag. When she got [[ADayInTheLimelight an episode focused on her]], the immediate response was one of [[ThisIsGoingToSuck dread.]]
*** Sonic's portrayal didn't fare much better, as a BigEater TotallyRadical [[DesignatedHero Designated]] IdiotHero.
* {{Sequelitis}}: A few times.
** The "Dr. Rabbit" shorts hurt these people hard.
** So did ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'', consisting of a whole year riffing on the animated segments, then adding the leftover live-action shorts to the next annotated series, ''Darkstalkers''.
*** The live-action shorts themselves got significantly less entertaining in the later episodes, to the point that the Annotators actually started getting annoyed with them.
* SoBadItsGood: The general rationale for annotated material.
* SoOkayItsAverage:
** The general reaction to ''Beauty and Warrior'' was that, while it wasn't '''good''' in any sense of the word, it was mainly tedious and confusing rather than hilariously stupid.
** ''Jay's Life'' was posted just to stop Irrelevant from putting up more ''Nutshack'' and it was more lazy than offensive.
** ''[=Sonic SatAM=]'' certainly wasn't good enough for the Annotators to get into, but they felt it wasn't bad enough to make for good riffing. They decided to [[AbortedArc just drop the show]] midway through the series.
** The ''Star Wars: Droids'' riff ended after episode 5 for the same reason.
* {{Squick}}:
** Simon Belmont tearing off Donkey Kong's toenail in an episode of ''Captain N''.
** The main girl character from "Tricky People" and the short skirt of her costume.
** King Koopa asking two minions to lick his feet in ''Super Show'' was creepy, yet memorable enough to become a running gag.
** Dex and Sunshine's relationship in ''Foodfight!'', for two reasons: one, because their voice actors are Charlie Sheen and Hilary Duff; and two, because of Sunshine's more human-like design compared to Dex.
** The constant implied subtext between Harry, Morrigan, and Felicia in ''Darkstalkers'', which the Annotators deliberately cranked UpToEleven.
* TheyJustDidntCare: Often parodied, but also by and far the Annotators' biggest complaint about particular shows. ''Sonic Underground'' got the most accusations of this, being regularly criticized for its inconsistent tone, glaring {{Plot Hole}}s and {{Series Continuity Error}}s, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking increasingly lazy animation]].
* TrueArtIsAngsty: While they enjoy darker, more continuity-based stories, they '''ruthlessly''' mocked ''Hatred'' and it's trailer for actually believing in this trope, with one annotation flat out calling the game more childish than actual children's material.
-->(''After a narmful speech about how the world and people are horrible and life sucks'') "This is an opinion only I have! I AM THE ULTIMATE NONCONFORMIST!"
* UnfortunateImplications: Often encountered in some of the more unsavory works annotated and almost always called out. [[labelnote:Example]]''Bouchedags'' was notable for managing to be offensive towards '''everyone'''; there's racism, sexism, mocking of mentally challenged people (including a scene where [[DudeNotFunny a guy has a mentally retarded woman give him a blowjob after emotionally abusing her all night]]), and glorifying of stereotypes and abuse.[[/labelnote]]
* UglyCute:
** Annotators were touched when Eggplant Wizard helped King Hippo escape from the trap protecting the Triforce in ''Captain N'' season 2, episode 9.
** Those little round dragons from ''Captain N'' had a few 'awwws.'
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Oftentimes characters who are intended to be seen as unhelpful jerks end up being liked by the Annotators. Examples include Simon Belmont, Raiden, and Bluster Kong.
* ValuesDissonance: Since Germany is a lot laxer on censorship than America, many of the Annotators were surprised by how non-child friendly the Dingo Pictures films could be (for example, they thought ''Dinosaur Adventures'' was just trying to be edgy when the protagonists swore repeatedly).
* ViewerGenderConfusion: The Annotators couldn't tell that Pitfall Harry's niece was, well, a girl for the first half of the short due to the horrendous video quality.
* {{Wangst}}: People often accused Blanka of this in ''Street Fighter''.
* WinBackTheCrowd:
** After the fairly disappointing ''[=Sonic SatAM=]'' riff ended early, it was followed by three short riffs (burying the Nickelodeon time capsule, ''Pitfall'', and ''Backside To The Future'') which were absolutely hilarious and essentially gave the Annotators a HeroicSecondWind.
** History repeated itself shortly afterward when ''Star Wars: Droids'' ended early at five episodes and was replaced with ''Animation/CaptainPronin'', ''VideoGame/QBert'', and ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi''.
* TheWoobie: Numerous characters are seen as this:
** Raiden in ''Defenders Of The Realm'', largely because the entire team except Nightwolf act like complete assholes to him all the time.
-->'''Jax''': Where's Raiden?
-->(''Raiden appears, revealing that he's survived the cave-in'')
-->'''Raiden''': (''sounding genuinely touched'') And I thought you didn't care...
-->'''Jax''': [[KickTheDog I don't]].
** Donkey Kong (gets treated like dirt by everyone else) and General Klump (is miserably lonely and suffers constantly).
** Hamsteere. The poor guy just can't get his freaking computer to work right.
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