"Garfield is having a weird day while relaxing at home, and once a Splut comes along to spread chaos, it just gets weirder and weirder from there."
— The fic's summary
Garfield in: "Along Came a Splut" (or Garfield Has a Bad Day) is a GarfieldFan Fic written by one Bagel Brain (or Kilroy Smythe Umbrick).The summary above is probably the most plot the fic has — what it does have otherwise is an incredibleRandom Events Plot where about a million references are made. Suffice it to say, it's probably one of the most nonsensical fanfics out there, and it's not easy to describe in words the madness it contains; it has to be read to be believed.The story was eventually removed by the author, not long after admitting it was a joke Troll Fic and disowning it.
This fanfic contains examples of:
Acrofatic: Like in the comics, Garfield is quite nimble, and particularly strong here despite his obesity.
Drives Like Crazy: Garfield during the car chase. He's so urgent to stay ahead of the pie, that he's willing to commit vehicular homicide.
Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Despite the story mentioning Superman living on Earth, Krypton is somehow still around—until the Death Stars super laser gets deflected by the Splut away from Earth, which the story says ends up destroying Krypton. The Death Star itself getting blown up also counts.
Epic Fail: The Death Star getting effortlessly destroyed by a flying pie.
Fire-Breathing Weapon: Garfield finds a flamethrower conveniently sitting around Jon's house, but it turns out to be useless against the Splut.
Flat Character: The Splut is given no personality traits or clear motivation, no expressions, or even a voice. It's practically a force of nature out to harm Garfield and anything that gets in its way, although the story informally describes it as sentient, evil and having eyes, and considering Garfield fooled it with an impossibly flaccid variation of He Went That Way, it's certainly not very smart.
Flying Car: The Delorean. It was already capable of this in the movies it hails from, but this story adds the ability for it to travel through deep space.
For the Evulz: The closest thing to a motive one can assume the Splut has, since the story describes it as evil.
Fruit Cart: Garfield deliberately avoids running these over during the car chase, due to him loving them more than life itself—but running over anyone else is A-OK.
Hollywood Cyborg: Jon Arbuckle is being rebuilt into the next RoboCop after an accident involving a baboon fused with a cat.
Hufflepuff House / Red Herring: The Batcave is mentioned to be directly below Jon Arbuckle's house, but it does not appear, since Garfield is unable to access it. And while the Batmobile does make an appearance later in the story, it has no importance otherwise.
Informed Flaw / Plot Hole: The story says Garfield has to eat every two minutes or he dies, but for the rest of the story he goes through at least ten minutes' worth of crap with no repurcussions.
Insane Troll Logic: The story says that the reason Abe Lincoln is killed off so quickly is because he's supposed to be dead to begin with.
Jerk Ass: Garfield. Also, there's the matter of Superman using his heat vision on a doorknob Garfield is using, for no particular reason.
Kick the Dog: Garfield roundhouse kicking Odie to the moon just for being in his way.
Kill All Humans: The goal of the "Mama Bran" in the Metroid game Garfield is playing. In story, the Death Star would've done this to Earth, had the Splut not unintentionally blocked its super laser and destroyed it.
Kill It with Fire: Garfield finds a flamethrower sitting around the house and tries to use it on the Splut, but it only works for one hundred millionth of a second.
Moral Dissonance: Garfield shatters every window in a five mile radius by listening to music, breaks Jon's TV and kills Abe Lincoln (the latter unintentionally), kicks Odie to the moon for a petty reason, eats all of Jon's Cheese Nips, snaps Doc Brown's neck for no reason at all and gives him a measly twenty bucks for the car and to pay for his broken neck, has no problem running down other people to escape as opposed to running down fruit carts—but we're still supposed to root for him.
Neck Snap: Garfield does this to Doc Brown for no reason whatsoever, although it doesn't kill him.
Truth in Television: Neck snaps are definitely lethal, but in real life they usually aren't instant kill moves like you see in most fiction.
New Powers as the Plot Demands: The Splut starts off being invulnerable, but then gets Super Speed and Reality Warping abilities as the story progresses, with no foreshadowing beforehand. The De Lorean also gains this by being able to fly in space and go past light speed (while it could fly and time travel in the movies, it was never shown or implied to be space travel worthy or to be able to go that fast).
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: The Splut unintentionally saves the Earth by blocking the Death Stars super laser and blowing it up from within (but unfortunately, also ends up accidentally destroying Krypton in the process due to the super laser splitting off when it hit the Splut).
Not the Fall That Kills You: Garfield jumps out a window early in the story, but is unharmed—he does leave a crater where he landed though.
No Sell: The Death Star fires it's planet-killing super laser with the Splut in its path, and not only is the pie completely unharmed by it (the beam simply splits off into fragments on contact) it flies right into its cannon and destroys it from the inside!
Pie in the Face: Subverted; the Splut is clearly trying to kill Garfield here. Fortunately it doesn't get to hit him, but instead gets fused with him.
Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The Splut is a normal sized pie in appearance, but can do feats such as singlehandedly destroying the Death Star!
P.O.V. Cam: The story briefly switches to the Pie 's viewpoint during the chase scene.
Product Placement: Garfield eats Cheese Nips in the story. The story also mentions Ronald McDonald being disillusioned with his status as this. And at the end, Garfield tells the reader to "Drink More Ovaltine."
Serial Escalation: The climatic past-Light speed chase. Heck, the whole fic is practically an exercise in how increasingly over the top it can get.
Series Continuity Error: Superman appears on Earth, but Krypton is somehow still around in the story. And even though Jon Arbuckle did get a life in the comics, here he is described as not having one.
Silence Is Golden: Despite the abundance of characters, there are exactly five lines of spoken dialogue in the story, three of which are spoken by Garfield, and only one of them is a full sentence and isn't a pop culture reference.
Stealth Pun: The pie is briefly described as having eyes, this making it pie-eyed. After the end, Jon Arbuckle is being rebuilt into the next RoboCop because he has no life.
Super-Persistent Missile: The Splut is this in villain form and taken Up to Eleven; it will stop at absolutely nothing to kill Garfield, and in its case, practically nothing can stop it in the first place.
Super Speed: Blade Runner can hit speeds of 100 mph, and both Garfield and the Splut go way, way past light speed during the final chase, enough to get a Lampshade Hanging from Garfield.
Super Strength: Zigzagged; Garfield is strong enough to kick Odie to the moon, yet he can't even punch through a wooden door, but immediately after he slams the door shut "with a force that would make the Hulk look like it would take the strength of a man who could move a mountain to break a toothpick." However, the comics have occasionally shown that Garfield has bouts of this in the first place, but not quite as ludicrous as seen here.
Tele-Frag: Jon Arbuckle is absent from the main plot because he was involved in a horrible accident involving a baboon fused with a cat.
Took A Level In Bad Ass: The Splut in canon is an unexplained, recurring but harmless nuisance. In this story, not only is it evil, nigh unstoppable and capable of reality warping and super speed, It can blow up the Death Star.
The End: The story ends with the words Finis, which is French for the end.