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Darth Wiki: Toon World
Taking the worlds of Roger Rabbit
and expounding on the concept
. Our universe is being taken over by the cartoon universe
; usually named "ToonWorld"
for short) through a freak dimensional accident in a secret lab back in
the first decade of the 20th century. (Yeah, it's one of those shows
). Today, Toons
and humans work together to solve crimes in both worlds, whilst others, including certain Toons
, figure out how ToonWorld ticks and how to solve/use/exploit/destroy/separate it. The main focus is a police station in Seattle, where many of the idiot Toon cops
of The Dick Tracy Show
, Joe Jitsu
... everyone except Go-Go Gomez, who works South of the Border
) and even Dick Tracy
himself reside and assist.Possible rating
: TV-14... Yeah, you heard me... TV-14
The rating of many a modern cop show. This isn't just for kicks, here
... this is to show that cartoons aren't just for kids
. The crimes are fairly nasty, the language is PG, but the imagery
is the main reason for its rating.Toons
in ToonWorld are made using traditional methods only, any CGI whatsoever will send a Toon-to-be
to a technologic nightmare land of no return
Tropes it uses include...
- Many Animation Tropes to a T, although some are subverted and/or lampshaded like hell...
- Changes in style only take effect if the new style is done using traditional methods... unless the Toon itself dislikes and discards said change in its style.
- All Toon animals, even those more realistically drawn, have the capacity to show human-like traits.
- Toons often have simplified hands or other simplified parts.
- Glowy eyes in the dark, even glowy glasses, are seen as weird by the humans, but especially Markus, who has this effect.
- Especially creepy when Toons stretch and shrink their irises like pupils. Even realistic Toons have this ability to some extent.
- Magic Pants works with Toonier Toons, but not (quite) with more "real" Toons. Bizarrely enough, this works with the half-Toon Markus, who not only stretches like rubber, but with enough concentration can grow to gigantic height, although it tears his human skin in the process (no blood, just Toon skin underneath), since his skin, among other organs, is only interweaved with Toon cells. His Magic Pants are due to his Toon cells reconstructing his clothing as he's expanding.
- Toon cops are fans of donuts, except for Heap O' Calorie, who likes apples... a lot. How do you like— Oh, bloody heck!
- "Strong" Toons are usually ridiculously buff, save for the Pintsized Powerhouses like Joe Jitsu (who has the added benefit of being an Asian stereotype character. They know kung-fu!).
- Animation Bump: Crappily-animated Toons will be as jerky and as limited in animation in ToonWorld as they are in their origin cartoon, but when that Toon enters another dimension (such as the "Noble" dimension, housing fantastically-drawn characters, landscapes, and vehiclesnote ) or even the real world, the Toon gains surprisingly smooth animation, although wackiness in proportion may still apply.
- Art Shift: There's a device that allows for a Toon to change into a realistic version of itself; Toon humans can become real humans, Toon animals can become real animals (they can still talk, too), and Toon weirdoes can become... oh dear...
- Back from the Dead: should any Toon have the displeasure of actually dying (see below), they can come back, but only through being reanimated. The process involves simply recreating them as a comic book or a short animated film, and then distributing it for others to see. Ta-dah! Instant reincarnation!
- Buddy Cop Show/Salt and Pepper: The buddies being biracial, half-Toon Markus Techart, and Eddie-Valiant-esque Harold Bromberg.
- Cartoon Creature: There are three main types of Toons; human, animal, and Whatsit. Whatsits are not like anything on our Earth (unless you put all the animals into a blender). However, unlike the trope, they're not all cute and cuddly.
- Development Hell: A place on (Toon) earth...
- Disembodied Eyebrows: Many of the Toon characters have floating eyebrows. To remove them is the same as pulling the eyebrow hairs out, even if the eyebrow is floating several inches above the Toon's head to begin with.
- Fantastic Racism: Toons and humans often have this type of conflict, and of course, it gets stupid, even having a Toon animal mercilessly beating up a human for being called a "Funny Animal".
- Five-Token Band: The "Junior Detectives" of Dick Tracy, all Rescued from the Scrappy Heap and re-imagined:
- Food Chains: If you're a human, don't eat Toon food, no matter how scrumptious it looks. Eating it gives you sporadic cartoonish powers. The effects are temporary, depending on what you ate and how much.
- Furry Confusion: So many variations on many animals exist, so it isn't rare to see a realistic Toon dog owned by a humanoid Toon dog. The relation is somewhat like adopted parenthood meets free servitude.
- Japanese Ranguage: Joe Jitsu. It's hard for him to stop it because it's his character, although he is able to stop it temporarily for the sake of a joke, or when in disguise.
- Killed Off for Real: Despite normal Toon immunity and Immortality, there are a few ways to kill them permanently:
- Living Forever Is Awesome: The half-Toon Markus Techart. Due to his undying enthusiasm, as well as his Toon state of mind, he fails to see what's wrong with Immortality; even the inevitable death of his human friends around him is no big whoop, it's natural, isn't it?
- Monster Compendium: The Toon Encyclopedia, Dictionary, and Database. (T.E.D.D.)
- Mood Whiplash: It's very common for things in ToonWorld to be the usual wacky chaos and good times one minute, and gritty realistic drama the next. Vice-versa goes for the real world.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Toons come in a variety of different styles, as do the many Comics and cartoons in real life; some Toons even look near real, despite being made out of ink and paint.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: The ghosts of ToonWorld (usually) are "born" ghosts... dead Toons do not come back as ghosts... unless they're reanimated that way.
- Stop Being Stereotypical: With many Toons out there representing National Stereotypes, it isn't surprising to find some people who would want a Toon to stop being so "offensive" to their nationality. The Toons try to Hand Wave it as being their character, and not representations of an entire race (or races). Needless to say, they won't listen, especially to a Toon with a stupid accent and stupid clothes.
- Up the Real Rabbit Hole: The Toons acknowledge the human world as the "real" world because they are products of the human mind.
- We Are as Mayflies: Toons live on due to their legacy in the comics, TV and film, and humans are often intimidated by their longevity; Dick Tracy has been a little glum about living forever, due to the fact that he constantly outlives everyone he knows. Every other Toon either ignores the implications of immortality or accepts it as a fact of life, even going so far as to put The Fun in Funeral.
- World of Chaos: The bowels of ToonWorld act as such, so don't go there.
- Younger Than They Look: Many newer Toons, due to the unaging aspect of cartoons in general, are "born" the age they appeared in their work, and may look like an 80-year-old Badass Grandpa even though they may only be a few months old.