Actual Pacifist: AC strictly uses her light aura cloud in a support role and never directly damages opponents. This, of course, is in correspondence with her Sibling Yin-Yang with DC, who uses his dark aura cloud only to damage and kill.
Amulet of Dependency: SC can bend spacetime slightly to dodge attacks, can easily predict his opponent's next move, and can ham it up in a fearsome way... but only when he's wearing his Cell Shades. Without them, he can't think fast enough and is forced to rely on his yo-yo combat skills, which he was taught without them.
Another Dimension: Although being the Game Over are dimensional hoppers this is a given, but Tamany theorizes that the In-Universe explanation for Fourth Wall powers (such as Két's) is a dimension that overlays over all other universes somehow, which contains fourth wall objects such as speech balloons and panel boundaries.
For the past several years, SC has been paying top Dino to obtain, a bit at a time, vast amounts of an eldrich substance of great versitile power, which he keeps in completely sealed vats (save the pipes in the top for drawing it out), and you cannot look at directly, period. The only thing indicated what this substance is or does is the giant label on the side of the vats: "PURE AWESOME." This stash is so secretive the Core Corps only found out about it by accident.
Current plans for a large space cruiser, the G.O.S. Galaxy, have the stash being used as at least part of the fuel supply and power generation in order to invoke Rule of Cool.
Calcutta Joe generally only shoots to kill at those that damage his "(stage)coach" (a hovering cargo carrier and his personal transport) or his Nice Hat.
Following the "resolution" of the Losroo incident, the entire planet of Tibun became one for SC, to the point where he locked down all interdimensional access between its universe and his.
Beta Test Baddie: Syzygy, a black hedgehog in a brown cloak that was designed to be an emergency weapon in the event SC actually needed to defeat the likes of Kat and similar. One of SC's spells of being Genre Blind, as it predictably escapes and doesn't like him.
Beyond the Impossible: SC does do some things that circumvent other's expectations as to what is possible, although there's always the question of whether or not it always was possible and the other people just didn't think it was. SC's claim is that "anything is possible...except beating Kat."
Carnivore Confusion: Invoked; SC used the fact he was a fox and Elizabeth was a rabbit to prevent trying to hook up with her because he was afraid he would eat her if he ever saw her naked (see The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body), even when his relationship with Shard was going down the tubes. Ultimately, it doesn't work, mostly because SC got over that problem.
Catch Phrase: Whenever SC goes off on a philosophical tangent, he tends to end it with, "Wouldn't you agree?"
He also ends his motivational speeches to the troops with "Long live the Game Over!"
Game Over MST has their own: "This author is an idiot!" (Yes, the italics are required.)
Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "I fail to see how <doing something ridiculous, crazy, or dangerous> can/will/is not <the easiest/best/most efficient way to accomplish the task at hand>."
Character Aged with the Actor: SC is always his Author's age as consequence of being an (ex-)Author Avatar. Everyone else, on the other hand, only age up when the author feels like it (though at least in the constructs' cases, it's justified).
Lampshaded in the Mushroom Bowl Grand Championship comics. Bombette has been the announcer for the tournament long after the others faded out, and at the end she's glad to hear the tournament's over so she could finally "retire" to narrative limbo with the others. Then she freaks out when SC announces Season 2, although it hasn't happened yet.
Complexity Addiction: SC's schemes for much of anything can get pretty complex. For example, his plan for taking over Parappa Town started with training Joe Chin in rap and ceasing Parappa's career as a rapper. And that's supposed to help take control somehow.
Confusion Fu: As an ex-Author Avatar as well as medium-aware, SC has his Author's knowledge of fictional works stacked up in his memory, along with all their techniques and how they're used (at least as far as his Author can tell). With sufficient prep time, he can replicate those techniques and use them in combat, often against those who occupy universes where those works don't exist and often catching them by surprise.
Corrupt the Cutie: Inverted. Elizabeth hanging out with the Game Over primarily results in SC becoming more heroic.
Cosmic Keystone: The Cobalt Star SC created shortly before Mt. Majesty was hit by the cobalt comet that turned the mountain and other Game Over areas into its own world. Even though the assembled planet is only half the size of Earth and with a thinner atmosphere, the spirit within the comet that moved to the Cobalt Star maintains Earth-like conditions and gravity... as long as the Game Over keeps feeding it power; otherwise, gravity cuts so much that the entire atmosphere escapes, and the end results are obvious. Thus why the Cobalt Chamber has its own set of electric generators.
Cosmic Plaything: SC often feels like the Authors don't just write him out of existence because they're having too much fun screwing with him.
Create Life: What the CET-XX's primary still-unnamed program does: recieve information such as appearence and personality as input, and physically create the specified character as output. However, all beings made this way have no souls as they are just organic constructs.
Creator Worship: In-universe through Authorism, although it's a little more literal as the characters are the ones worshipping the creators.
Also, Amazee has a very loyal fan club. So loyal in fact, that she brainwashes its president, Sparkz, into thinking she's a goddess in order to boost her already substantial ego, and wonders if she could do it to the rest of them because she needs someone to do her laundry.
Critical Research Failure: One of the seven young women SC abducts in the second story is one of the daughters of former stage star Eve from one of the Trouble Center quests of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. However, because the picture of the person needing help in the official strategy guide was one of the kids (and in fact probably not even that), the author thought the child was the ex-star. Between the story planning and writing of Twilight Town's chapter, the author replayed the game and saw who Eve really was, and so it was hastily decided that the both of them were former stage stars.
Crossover: Many of the stories with the Game Over world.
Crystal Dragon Jesus: Game Over operatives, although generally nonreligious, hold some belief in "Authorism", which basically states that each individual was created by a being called an Author that lives in another world, in a manner not much unlike 1/0. Also, those Authors have Authors of their own, and it's Authors all the way up.
SC never uses God's name in vain. Instead he uses either "Mew" or jiggies." Sometimes both if he's really set off. Or just "lord."
Ditzy Genius: SC. The man wrote a mook-creation program at age 14 and invented more-or-less hassle-free interdimensional transportation, and only recently has he gotten the hang of having these things called "friends."
Emotion Eater: DC, who sustains his existence by absorbing the dark aura, generated as one could expect by negative emotions such as anger, from others. If he eats all the aura, that creature's light aura collapses in on itself and their soul implodes.
His equal and opposite, AC, sustains her existence by ingesting light aura, but she's far too peaceful to be greedy about it, normally only having enough to sustain her. She only draws extra when she needs to use her aura cloud, and afterwards even returns as much as she can.
Empty Shell: All creatures created with the CET-XX programs act like they have souls but truly don't. However, it seems with enough Character Development, they can grow one (e.g. the Core Corps and Panchico).
This explaination is also the answer tothe question of why SC doesn't just use the program to create obedient clones of the girls he wants instead of insisting on trying to kidnap the originals (and failing every time). As CET constructs have no substance, SC gets no satisfaction in exerting his dominence over them, even if he copied his mark's personality exactly. Also, it's not as much fun.
Escapist Character: In-Universe, SC realizes he is one for his Author, and he is pissed about existing just for the purpose of some "loser"'s fantasy.
Everything's Better with Plushies: SC on several occasions has sewn up his own hand-made plushies depicting various characters from various dimensions. Some of them replicate the abilities of the character they represent; the Kracko one, for example, can shoot lighting through its eye when it's squeezed. He also has plushie versions of every girl he wants to brainwash, to satisfy him until he can acquire the real deal and then treat them like plushies anyways; as well as a plushie of Kat he keeps locked in the bottom drawer of his desk, and whenever he feels upset he pulls it out and slams it against the wall repeatedly, blaming his problems on her, in order to vent out his frustrations to prevent DC from gaining power.
Eye Beams: The Cell Shades are capable of firing heat lasers from its lens, both at SC's mental command and automatically in order to defend a fallen SC. He usually uses them to cut through metal walls.
Failure Is the Only Option: the primary reason SC ceased his campaign for macroversal domination. Even after that, he has yet to really gain a single girl for his harem for any long term period.
Faux Affably Evil: SC whenever he gets into the villain mindset, especially as he delightfully gloats to his captives about what exactly he's going to do to them. He's been known to speak of extraordinary events and evil deeds as if he was just making small talk, particularly if (he convinces himself) he has firm control of the situation.
Fisher Kingdom: Plothole portals usually enforce a Type 2 on those that use them, transforming the users to a form appropriate to the target environment. The Interdimensional Warp Pipe does not have this effect.
Lampshaded. According to SC, there is an energy field between universes that causes these changes; the precise calculations made by the Interdimensional Warp Pipe allow the resulting tunnel to bypass it, thus resulting in no changes. He calls this energy field "the Fisher."
Five-Man Band / Five-Bad Band: The Core Corps, though slightly twisted in that one person has two roles while two share the same role. Which one they are, of course, is dependent on whether they're being Villain Protagonists or just villains.
Freudian Excuse: SC's impared social skills due to autism resulted in many of his peers at school teasing him. This resulted in him wanting to Take Over The Worlds so they would respect him. Even after quitting the world conquering business, his lonliness and insecurity still drives his desire to gain an harem of cute girls using Mind Control.
Gadget Watches: The W-COM, short for "Watch Communicator," is Exactly What It Says on the Tin - a two-way video communication device that takes the form of a watch. It also has some limited access to Game Over database lookup.
Wrong Genre Savvy: SC's Medium Awareness has actually made it difficult for him to see things from a Watsonian viewpoint. For example, in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic spin-off of Game Over MST, he attributes the plothole portal that transported the Core Corps to Equestria to the Author just wanting them to riff pony stories. Which was certainly the case. The problem is he leaves it at that, and it doesn't occur to them that the portal was there because the SC Doll was (possibly) plotting something.
Global Currency: Averted, from a macroversal point of view. SC's perferred currency is the Onieplugmitt Dino, but when he steals money from other dimensions, he has to convert it to Dino first before he can use it.
Godwin's Law: Keaton, the Game Over's head chef, has developed a few traces of nazi in him since SC has trouble telling French and German accents apart. SC has to keep telling him to stop calling him "fuhrer" on the occasions he does.
Go Mad from the Revelation: SC was never the sanest of people, but his sanity really started to slide when he found out he was an Author Avatar created solely for Wish Fulfillment. The consequential stacking of his Author's understanding of the worlds of every fictional work he's ever witnessed is also a factor.
Grievous Harm with a Body: In Game Over MST, SC keeps Calcutta from shooting the movie screen on at least two different occasions by smacking him repeatedly with Sparkz (who sits between them) while scolding him as if he was a bad dog.
Grew Beyond Their Programming: Pretty much all the CET-XX constructs still around today, including the Core Corps. It's stated that Panchico was the first when SC responded badly to a semi-breakup with Shard.
Guns Akimbo: He has two pistols and often uses both at once.
Abnormal Ammo: Calcutta once designed a bullet that had the properties of pencil erasers in order to counter a specific foe that attacked with living drawings.
Recoil Boost: "Bullet Train," which allows him to fly by using his pistols as boosters. He also uses it to fire behind him and ram headlong into enemies (which has actually worked).
Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: SC's original Sonic-style form; he justified it by citing other half-dressed cartoon animals. His Lakitu form also had him wearing only sunglasses and a shirt, but most of the rest was covered by his cloud.
I Control My Minions Through...: Indoctrination for most of the Core Corps (he created them with the CET-XX), Kindness for Sparkz (he not only gave him the Thunderstone he wanted to become a Raichu, but rescued him from an Evil Diva).
I'll Kill You!: It takes about this level of anger for DC to break loose. Usually that requires posing a deadly threat to a loved one, such as Shard or Elizabeth.
Pretty Fly for a White Guy: MHC's choice of accent and vocabulary is supposed to be reminiscent of gantsta. However, given SC barely has a real idea on what gangsta really sounds like...
According to Word of God, everyone has numerous imaginary friends living in their Mental Worlds which make sure it keeps working properly, but they don't have a true form until their friend thinks one up (unless it turns out they start out as Censors or something). Also, fantasizing about other characters creates imaginary versions of them that live in the Mental World (although generally it's one friend per character, and fantasizing the same character twice just results in the same friend appearing).
Imagination-Based Superpower: DC is capable of manipulating his aura cloud however he wishes, including compressing it into a solid shape. He refers to the shapes that can move as "aura puppets." The primary disadvantage is that any clumps of aura that get separated from him or his main cloud dissipate into nothing very quickly.
AC as well with her light aura cloud.
Immortality: One of SC's goals, due to his fear of death. The construct operatives, being computer code, are also technically unable to age and most likely can't die from old age, but are just as mortal as SC is.
Intrepid Fictioneer: The Game Over's primary gig. If they can obtain media, usually from Earth, depicting a story, they can use it to determine its dimensional ID and go there.
I Surrender, Suckers: One story arc in SCemails had SC being blackmailed by an anonymous crazy weirdo that taped Elizabeth showering and wanted $5 billion in kamikaze fruit technology (SC used a kamikaze watermelon in the previous arc) to not release the video on the Internet. SC sent a reply e-mail claiming to contain the instructions for growing such fruit.
I Would Say If I Could Say: Fairly frequently. SC sometimes refers to other characters with a line in the structure of: "<Original phrase>. Or <modification to phrase in line with who he's talking to>. Whatever." This line popped up more often in the earlier stories.
Killer Game Master: Non-tabletop game variation; in usually non-canon instances SC has hosted his own version of several reality TV and game shows (such as The Mole: Deception at Game's End and You Don't Know Jack: Game Over Edition). He used his position as the host (as well as producer and every other position in charge) to enact his sociopathic tendencies on his hapless players. For example, in the canceled final episode for Deception at Game's End, he revealed he had been holding the executed contestants captive in Mt. Majesty's dungeon-like catacombs since episode 1 and the final mission for the remaining three contestants was to rescue them. The Jack Attacks for the You Don't Know Jack games involve the studio being destroyed in a massive vortex and dropping the contestants into Hell.
Killer Rabbit: SC likes 'em "cute but deadly," and so his staff is more or less stuffed with them. He himself might apply when he gets dangerous.
Killer Yo-Yo: SC's prinicpal weapon in recent times is the GO-yo, a yo-yo form of the Game Over Wand.
Amazee: Not on your life, pinky!! He's mine MINE MINE!! Why don't YOU save us all the hassle and DIE!!
Kryptonite Ring: SC originally had a Weaksauce Weakness in that his powers and life force were primarily "stored" in his tails, and removing them would cause him to fall unconscious and eventually die if they weren't returned (not to mention they needed to be able to move for him to use magic). His previous girlfriend was a "fluffy" tail thief, but he kept the weakness as a sign of trust between the two of them. When they broke up, SC took the ring back and moved it to his chest, and now removing his tails is more of an annoyance to him than an actual threat to his health.
Made of Indestructium: Both models of Cell Shades. The first model was sat on a table and a three-foot-square solid concrete block was dropped on it at a height of five feet; the block split cleanly in half. The impossibly-compact second version is no less indestructible.
Made of Iron: SC gets battered around a lot, but he's fine after a little rest, and you can count the number of bones he's broken on one hand.
The Mad Hatter: Even after he realizes he's not strictly insane, SC still revels in how different he thinks from "normals."
Magic Meteor: The Cobalt Comet that almost hit Mt. Majesty instead reacted with the recreated Cobalt Star in the mountain to transport the mountain and various other pieces of Game Over territory (such as the setting for Trailer Park of Authors) to its own dimension and form into its own planet. Mostly due to the fact the comet was hosting some form of powerful spirit, which moved to the Star and turned it into the planet's Cosmic Keystone.
Magitek: SC often builds machines that use magic to help them do the "difficult" stuff, aka the stuff a computer cannot actually do (see It Runs on Nonsensoleum above).
Morphic Resonance: Pretty much everyone in the Game Over. One of the more obvious examples is when SC turns into a Pokémon, his trademark black Poison Mushroom shirt turns into a black kerchief with a Poison Mushroom decal tied around his neck (meanwhile, the headwear of 666, Calcutta Joe, and Tamany simply resizes to fit their transformation). Might be justified due to most of the transformations occuring between dimensions when travelling through a plothole portal tunnel and being replicated through Game Over machinery.
The Multiverse: All the different universes we believe to be fictional are real; we just don't know how to get there physically yet.
However, the one mind-control aspect the Cell Shades can't block, period, is takeover by DC, probably due to the anger that makes DC up primarily being SC's, allowing him to fool the Shades' Everything Sensor.
SC also has a tendancy to nickname people, particularly people he's teasing or doesn't like. Or both.
Inverted with AC, who never uses nicknames.
Nigh-Invulnerability: The Barrier Beam can't be broken by anything; it doesn't even vibrate so it's completely soundproof. The only thing that can get through is some light, making it partially translucent. However, its location is space is locked relative to the planet it was created on, so SC can't move it.
There's actually a sliding scale for this, it's just that SC almost never uses it. The more things the Beam can't block, the more mobile it is. It's in fact possible to increase the invulnerability so that even light can't get through, but this would lock the barrier in absolute space, usually sending the resulting construct spinning off the face of the planet as the globe moves on without it.
No Inner Fourth Wall: Played with, as the universes that the Game Over crosses the inner fourth wall too are... other real-life fictional worlds, primarily from video games.
No Name Given: SC's program that allows him to Create Life from computer code is only referred to as "the program." Also, the Game Over's world is known only as "the Game Over world," although in the latter case the author's still trying to think of a good name.
Number One Dime: SC's shirt. The only way it's extraordinary is that it's charmed to always fit him, but it was that shirt with its decal that inspired his organization's name and icon.
Oddly Small Organization: Especially prevailant in the earlier days, where SC insisted he and his squad of third-in-command Commandos handle the important missions themselves. Even more literal after Streamline, where SC brings the membership down to his Core Corps, Panchico, the security team, the medical staff, and Keaton's team of chefs.
Only One Name: SC, 666, and Sparkz; the first two are justified as SC thought up the names for himself and 666, and the other by most Pokémon (as a creature) characters having only one name anyway, even if not a Species Surname. Subverted with Calcutta Joe, who is often just called "Calcutta."
Only Sane Man: SC often feels like this when dealing with those outside the Game Over.
Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Most of the characters with accents do this due to the difficulty the author finds writing them, but Calcutta Joe's varies the most of all.
The level with which Elizabeth uses Elizabethan English often varies as well.
Our Doors Are Different: All Game Over facilities have metal doors that part down the middle and slide open and shut with a hydralic hiss. However, they are rectangular at least.
Painting the Medium: Outside cooresponding text color in webcomics, the text of the Game Over's Author is italic and orange where it's possible to have that option.
During Mushroom Bowl, Sparkz's text balloons were pink and wavy to indicate the state of mind control he was under due to Amazee. They returned to normal when the Red Flute was used.
Parenting the Husband: Elizabeth fears that a marriage with SC is more than likely to end up like this, and so is trying to help him grow up before that.
Plot Hole: SC has been using these for crossing about dimensions since before the series' arrival on Smack Jeeves, though it took a while to get them to arrive at a specific point in the chosen universe instead of a completely random point. The Interdimensional Warp Pipe just creates a plothole with a directed tunnel.
Polyamory: With the number of Love Interests and others he's fantasized about, SC eventually figured he was going to get the best out of trying for this. Although there's a few girls he's gotten to know well enough for it, none have been brought up to romantic relationships yet.
Popcultural Osmosis Failure: SC (and the rest of the Game Over, to a lesser degree) can tend to make references to Earth pop culture, even though most of the time group B is from a completely different universe and so there's been no osmosis to even take place.
Pragmatic Villainy: SC knows when it's worth it to commit a crime, or which worlds to have a criminal record in, and when it's not. For example, don't have a criminal record in the world where you perfer to do your shopping. He also won't bother worlds he has no interest in in the first place.
Pride: Amazee Dayzee. SC as well in the beginning, although he's getting better.
Psychopathic Manchild: As anyone that knows him will tell you, the only things SC had ever socially connected with are stuffed animals or his organic constructs (Sparkz, the only other "true being" in the Core Corps, being the exception, but the damage was done by the time he joined). This explains why tends to view kidnapping and brainwashing girls akin to "collecting plushies." He has gotten a little better in this regard, though.
Put on a Bus: Galeforce, SC's Lakitu cloud that adapted Jay Gatsby's accent. Natually it disappeared once SC left his Lakitu form behind; Word of God now officially says that Galeforce now resides in SC's Mental World, as his consciousness started off as a fragment of SC's and it was reabsorbed leaving his Lakitu form. It's implied Galeforce's presense in SC's mind resulted in his more polite and calm demeanor. A portion of him may also the be the artificial intelligence that allows the Cell Shades to function independant of SC.
Pygmalion Snap Back: SC's eternal nemesis in his harem-gaining plans. He believes his targets are better off being his obedientpet plushies than they are as free beings in their own homeworld (hypocritical as it is, given how much he values his own freedom); his targets and their friends (often including that world's hero) counter with how he has no right to make that kind of decision for her.
Rich Bitch: Amazee Dayzee. When she brainwashed and kidnapped Sparkz, she paid off the authorities to scrap any launching device remotely near her seventy-fifth story penthouse so SC couldn't fling himself up to rescue him (on a side note, he took a third option and climbed up the side of the building, which she didn't expect him to do).
Robo Cam: SC's Cell Shades give him a green overlay of this for its main interface. The first version had the display on the lenses themselves; the second version uses its neural link to him to make him "see" it in his mind.
Unown Z: How do you think we get the water we distribute? From the mountains?
Royal Harem: The only one of SC's life goals that's kept intact since his beginnings is the creation of one of these populated with Bedlah Babes.
Rubber Man: Calcutta Joe, who can squish and squash his rubbery body and even pull his stubby arms in thanks to being a Batamon; he once escaped from a pair of handcuffs like this. However, his body has to remain rounded in basic shape.
Rule 63: One of the author's friends created one of SC named Yoko, but she's not a full Distaff Counterpart as she's high school age, lives with her sister (which is a Distaff Counterpart of the friend himself) who has to work multiple jobs to support the two of them, and (as far as we know) has shown no signs of wanting to Take Over the World. SC has met her, and she's since become one of his Morality Pets as she serves as a refuge from the chaos of his everyday life.
When he was told that Sashara's government was considering monitoring him because of his ability to Create Life, he burst into laughter at the thought that anyone could consider him a threat. Granted, that was before he remembered he created Syzygy...
Game Over MST has the characters often mention how no one reads their riffs.
"Rosin up your bow, Johnny, 'cause all hell's gonna break loose in Georgia!"
Sibling Yin-Yang: AC and DC in a sense, though her means of creation through DC being infected with corruption energy by Glandor means technically AC would be DC's daughter (no one goes with that, though). Their powers are even opposite but equal, as DC manipulates dark aura while AC manipulates light aura. AC lampshades it by pointing out to DC that with how much of a yin he was, a yang needed to come along to balance him out eventually.
Side Bet: A common pastime of the Core Crops during Game Over MST is betting on which way the story will go, including who gets paired with who or how a horror story's victim will come out at the end. This usually occurs when the author hadn't read the story all the way through himself before riffing it.
The Spock: SC, sometimes, usually when he isn't playing villain.
Squishy Wizard / Fragile Speedster: SC, who is an expert with magic and technology and very intelligent, as well as very quick and light on his feet, but his strength stat is practically negative. The only reason he's still alive after several of his battles is because he heals quickly.
And recently an inversion was gained when DC was infected with corruption energy, resulting in the creation of AngelComputer276, a kindly Power Star that can manipulate light aura the same way DC can dark aura.
Symbol Motif Clothing: SC is almost never seen without at least one piece of his clothing bearing a Poison Mushroom.
Teach Him Anger / Break the Cutie: Shard isn't the well of pure dark aura that DC desires so much because of Kumori, no. Because Shard's naive to the point of idiocy, she's never tapped into her inner darkness; because of this, it has never mixed with her light aura, resulting in a high delicacy fordark aura devourers like DC. In order to prevent DC's desire for her influencing his decisions, especially since his romantic interest has shifted, SC is working on a way to make Shard tap into her darkness, mixing it with light and preventing DC from finding it so appealing. So far he has a good lead: her crippling fear of being alone.
*zoom out to reveal SC's yard filled with a small army*
SC: (still to himself) Hello, Mr. Regret. Come on in. Would you like a drink?
There Is Only One Bed: Played with; during Trailer Park of Authors, SC and Elizabeth are mentioned to share the only bed in SC's trailer, but there is no indication of any tension resulting from it and at the time the relationship was completely platonic.
Third Act Stupidity: The climax for the first story is kicked off when it's realized Ludwig could melt the protagonists out of the cell they're trapped in, because SC forgot Ludwig was the only Koopaling that could breathe fire. And incidentally, so did he.
Third-Person Person: Panchico for a time, to show how she viewed herself as an object for her Master's pleasure use. This stopped when she needed to comfort SC going through a BSOD, the first sign that she was developing a soul.
Four Lines, All Waiting: File 2: Crystal Catastrophe jumps between: Ludwig and Lemmy going to Dinosaur Land to rescue Karma; Karma herself, usually dreaming each night; Roy and Iggy going to Rogueport directly after the Game Over; Larry, Morton, and Wendy teaming up with the Mario Bros and heading for Mt. Majesty to search for clues as to what they're planning; and the Game Over itself as it goes around Rogueport and surrounding areas after the Crystal Stars.
Tyke Bomb: Technically, all the Game Over Core Corps except Sparkz. SC created them specifically to do his bidding; the fact he regarded them as his "children" came later.
The Unfettered: SC can be this sometimes. His campaign against Mr. Losroo is one of the latest, though most of the only thing he's had to sacrifice is his sanity from tapping the fourth wall for intel and possibly Két's friendship due to forcing an isolation between the two of them.
Was Once a Man: SC. Subverted in that he did it to himself, and while he could change back has no intentions to ever do so.
Watsonian Versus Doylist: SC has been known to employ a Doylist view concerning himself and events around him, especially his metaphysical importance as a (former) Author Avatar, and using Doylist explanations for whether something will or will not happen (which can sometimes lead to being Dangerously Genre Savvy). In fact, his Mad Scientist superintelligence is one of the few things in the series to not have a complete Watsonian explanation.
The Wonka: In the first story, an X-Naut Ph.D. in the Game Over's employ muses while working on breaking Karma's Metbond that he would've reported to their superiors anyone who suggested the Metbond be taken medically seriously as insane. And how SC, as the founder and leader, doesn't have any superiors to report him to.