Once upon a time, there were four fellows who all wanted something more. One was a teenager who moved into the White House after his dad got a job there as a chef. One was a flame-haired 11-year-old whose genius sisters used him as a lab rat. One was an ogre who had many layers. And one was a college graduate bee who sued the pants off humanity for stealing his honey. If these four ever met, it would be the beginning of something wonderful...
There was one problem. None of them existed in the same universe.
Until the Internet got a hold of them...
Or, the comedic counterpart to Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons
. Also known as the New Big Four, BSTH is a crossover between Bee Movie
, Johnny Test
, and Cory in the House
, and is the swaggiest crossover ever to exist. It emerged a while after the stupid tangled whatevers
in early 2013, and since then has amassed a massive fan following.
This crossover contains examples of:
- Alternate Universe: It wouldn't be possible otherwise.
- Artistic License - Biology: In BSTH canon, Barry is 23 years old.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Johnny to Shrek in "Mistakes", when he calls Shrek dreck.
- Aerith and Bob: While some characters have rather normal names (Like Johnny, Cory, Barry) it's not out of the ordinary to have Ratboy Genius, Will Smith Fish, and Shrek
- An Aesop: "You are both good, layered people. Don't tear one another apart." in Don't Test me, Bee.
- Beta Couple: Barry and Johnny.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: The Old Big Four and Will Smith Fish.
- Big "NO!": Johnny in "Law and Ogre".
- Cast Full of Gay: Though they are straight in their original works, in BSTH the main four are in gay relationships with each other.
- Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: Fiona? Who's that? Vanessa Bloome? Never heard of her.
- Crossover Shipping: Any ship between the main four characters falls under this.
- David Bowie: Appears as a friendly reoccurring mentor with godlike powers.
- Five-Bad Band:
- Five-Man Band:
- Five Races:
- Ogres: Stout
- Bees: Fairy
- Humans: Mundane
- Starmen: High Men
- Hedgehogs: Cute
- Four-Temperament Ensemble:
- Johnny: Sanguine
- Barry: Melancholic
- Shrek: Choleric
- Cory: Phlegmatic
- Interspecies Romance: Most ships involving Shrek or Barry fall under this.
- Knight of Cerebus: Bane, who spends most of his time beating the heroes to a pulp, and is played seriously compared to other villains.
- The Lifestream: Swag is the essence of all living things in the universe of BSTH, due to the fact that they are created by it. Those who pass on are absorbed back into the Swag and become pure energy.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: With a cast ranging from Ratboy Genius to Oscar (here known as Will Smith Fish) to Bane to David Bowie to Gordon Ramsay to Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff.
- Man Behind the Man: Will Smith Fish was manipulated by Little King John all along.
- Merchant Prince: Cory Baxter.
- Official Couple: Cory and Shrek.
- Our Presidents Are Different: Richard Martinez is a hybrid of President Evil, President Playboy, President Corrupt, and President Buffoon.
- Physical God: Shrek and David Bowie both show this trope, as Shrek can erase bad memories from the traumatized and harness the powers of the Layer while David Bowie is a Voluntary Shapeshifter and a Living Aphrodisiac who can phase in and out of reality. In season eight it's revealed that their powers come from the fact that they're Jesus Christ's spiritual triplet brothers.
- Put on a Bus: Wii Fit Trainer hasn't appeared in the reboot yet, outside of a small cameo in "Layering on the Facts," despite being a common recurring villain in the first series.
- Real Soon Now: While the series started out as a parody of Rise Of The Brave Tangled Dragons, the creators are actually working on animating a full fledged web show based on some of the plots submitted to their tumblr .Though how long it will TAKE or if the series gets off the ground aside from a few animation tests is yet to be seen. (Though the authors/animators/voice actors are all amateurs and doing this for fun so a this is a Justified Trope.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: Shrek and Cory.
- Token Adult: Shrek and Barry.
- Wham Episode: Quite a few, surprisingly.
- "Rise of the Brave Tangled Whatevers", for the first true appearances of The Old Big Four, and Barry's death.
- "Return of a Legend" which marked the appearance of Little King John, and cemented his status as the true Big Bad of the show.
- "The Geniuses and the Fish", for showing the tragic backstory of Will Smith Fish, his joining of the Five-Man Band with the Big Four.
- "Potato Knishes, which chronicles the final battle against Little King John, and the destruction of Minecraft, leaving most of the civilians behind and making Washington D.C. a World Half Empty.
- World of Badass: Unless your name is Will Smith Fish.