Welcome to SBIG! This is a series of purposefully badly done stories that care very little with making sense or trying to add any emotional impact. Or... that's the intent. This is sort of like a bad attempt at comedy. Now, two things I try to avoid with this when comparing the installments to other fics done bad on purpose. One is making them unreadable (but this... admittedly wasn't always a major focus of mine). Two is that this isn't going to get... too disgusting. Well, it might in some stories, but it won't rely on grossout factors as an entertainment value, and even the ones that do teeter into uncomfortable territory won't be trying to really 'outdo' other fics that do this. The only thing I try to trump myself in is the plot's stupidity. Not how hard it is to read it, and not how disgusted (or infuriated for that matter) you will be by it.
Zombie Attack!note Posted on the "Write a badfic" forum on this very website, originally untitled. Forum post itself is currently deleted, but the author has mirrored it on his fanfiction wiki user page. A remake has been planned. (Ed, Edd n Eddy, 2010)
SBIGlets (Collection of various short side-stories, Upcomingnote EDventure does not count as a sequel chapter has been thought of and due to Early Installment Weirdness, and Zombie Attack! doesn't qualify as being a short story presumably due to this trope as well and because of the lingering cliff hanger.)
Alongside the five works of media that the above fan fics are mainly based on, the fan fics in the series also includes crossovers withnote Note that many of these are cameos or Shallow Parodies. If a series has no characters that make a lasting "plot" development in any work, they're not listed on here. Minor roles on the other hand will still get mentioned if the work is crossed over in another fan fic. The brief crossover villains in Zombie Attack are currently not counted:
Family Guynote The Eds' EDventure, Zombie Attack!, Sweet Jade and Hella John, Kids Fit the Trolls.
The SCP Foundationnote Zombie Attack!, though pretty much In Name Only as the only "character" (SCP-008) can be exchanged for any zombie virus, yet in spite of this it kickstarted the while plot.
The Simpsonsnote Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, Sweet Jade and Hella John, Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks, Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals. ("Retired" from the seriesnote Unless they were mentioned earlier in a fan fic before the retirement; such as Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals. Simpsons characters are confirmed to appear later in said story)
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagannnote Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, Hecksing: The Dawn. Even though its sole rep is also the same character as Halo's initial sole rep.
Pikminnote Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, Sweet Jade and Hella John, Kids Fit the Trolls, Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals.
King of the Hillnote Sweet Jade and Hella John, minor mention in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
Nintendo 3DS Argumented Reality Gamesnote The "Hydra" character is a Captain Ersatz of the three dragon bosses, except instead of as a single dragon, they're all together as a... well, hydra. He first appeared in Sweet Jade and Hella John, then in Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals.
Steven Universenote This one's a little complicated. The cast of Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals have crossed over in a mostly-maybe-unrelated story Carl Stevens Universe. Within SBIG itself, however, we so far only have one cameo in Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals.
Narutonote Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, minor mention in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
One Piecenote Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, minor mention in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
Total Dramanote Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, mentions of this were a Running Gag in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
Tropes exhibited by the series, or on fan fics not given their own page yet:
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General Series Tropes
Anyone Can Die: Unless it's a Homestuck fan fic (that's not Sweet Jade and Hella John), ironically.
Kill 'em All: Yet to be played straight, however EDventure has a surviving cast of two, and Sweet Jade and Hella John has only six major characters left alive not counting clones.
Author Appeal: Pikmin Fan himself frequently puts his interests into the storyline.
Most of the crossover cameoes/appearances are this. While some are clearly attempting Rule of Funny (the Master Chief in Hellsing, or the KFC Guy in a strange Homestuck AU), others lean on the side of "they're in because I'd like them in." Like Hank Hill's frequent appearances.
invokedHe enjoys giving Ensemble Darkhorses or otherwise lesser/side characters (but only the ones he likes; noted by repeatedly giving Aranea the shaft) more screentime, probably because with so many formerly major characters being killed off, someone has to be the protagonist. Jade Harley, while being major in Homestuck yet not to the extent of John, Rose, or Dave, is the female lead of both Sweet Jade and Hella John and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, and even saves everyone from death in Kids Fit the Trolls. Rip Van Winkle, a much bigger example, is not only one of the protagonists in Hecksing and the only person eventually Spared by the Adaptation, but becomes the Big Bad of SJAHJ and she has an implied sympathetic backstory (when she reflects that she was in a similar position to Jade in a flashback) revealed in Housestuck.
Similarly, turning the fandom consensus of characters inside-out. BadassInvincible Hero Alucard? Killed off in the fourth chapter. The pre-scratch trolls, whom are borderline Scrappies? In Housestuck, they're complete badasses with equally if not more awesome ancestors in contrast to the original trolls and their lie-telling ancestors. Jade was a foul-mouth pervert tomboy with no regard for anyone's feelings whatsoever (even, at times, John's) and who loathes Dave and Karkat in Sweet Jade and Hella John, in a contrast to certain depictions of her, with the later Homestuck stories more-or-less putting her in that depiction. (Minus the Dave and Karkat bits, as she doesn't exactly hate or love either of them and Jade and Dave have even gotten along in Housestuck's fourteenth chapter at first.)
Random nudity. Counting Carrie's revival (even though she's technically a stick-figure... ish person) for Gumball Vs Satan, every story except the Ed, Edd n Eddy pair and Kids Fit the Trolls has at least one character get naked. Hecksing has Carl's foursome/threesomes, in addition to Rip's outfit becoming see-through each season. Sweet Jade and Hella John features the Curse Woman, Bank Robber, and the nudist woman from Family Guy, who spend the entire story naked, in addition to a naturist Homer Simpson, who wanted to fit with his gang's theme of lacking clothes. Nudist-Homer returns in Sheldin and Lenard. Housestuck has way too many to count. Counting toplessness/bottomlessness, Dawn has had something every chapter so far, with one of the Don's daughters getting her top knocked off when Alucard arrives to London, Rip and Red Neckbreaker spending most of their appearance in "the Dumb" streaking while Blondula ends up bottomless, and finally the perpetually naked mermaids. It's played for laughs in all of them, yet in-universe the Crconikals ones are usually intended for "fanservice."
invokedEven though some parodies still end up with Fan-Preferred Couples or canon couples getting together, SBIG's pairs are 90% crack, incestuous, Ships That Pass In The Night, tinted by polygamy, involve an OC like Carl, and/or are otherwise perverted. And 9% is unpopular pairings overshadowed by something liked more, like Jane/Jake. The remaining one percent? The very last sentence of Kids Fit the Trolls, along with Rose suddenly confessing love to Kanaya earlier.
The Eds' EDventure: Pretty much the entire Cul-de-sac except Eddy is dead... but at least that includes the people stealing from/killing everybody! Also, Eddy gets a girlfriend named... Girlfriend!
Zombie Attack!: Stewie is dead, the Kankers have an army, the world is dying... but at least Edd cured the virus and made a strong counter! Sort of. The Kankers came back, twice.
Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals: Hecksing may have killed Hitler, revived Captain, and lived on relitively normal lives afterward, but before that, they had their entire starting cast (Alucard, Integra, and Walter) completely killed off, and even some new additions like Master Chief and Zorin have died.
Sweet Jade and Hella John: Rip's death and the Blue and Yellow Team's new, rebuilt lives also involved the destruction of Texas (and nearby states) in a multi-planet-sized explosion.
Kids Fit the Trolls: This one leans closest to Earn Your Happy Ending, and is in fact the best ending so far since nobody ended up dead. The kids not only got their atom back, but they befriended the trolls, freed their... possible leader from being mind controlled by the horrorterror, got power ups, and maybe solved a time paradox. However, it took all of them going through some brutal trials, dying, going back in time, stopping a prom, and a God Tier battle between John and Feferi.
Hecksing: The Dawn: Hecksing has lost well over half of its named members thanks to quitting and being literallyPut on a Bus, and the remaining three are Doomed by Canon, but... at least it paves the way for Ulumate, in which case see above. Plus, Hecksing's forces are slowly replaced so that the group never really dies out.
Black and White Morality: Sweet Jade and Hella John was the only story to have a plot more complicated than "good guys get roped against a group of baddies," or SJAHJ is the only one with multi-sided conflicts. As of seasons four and five, however, Housestuck also becomes pretty close. And Hecksing: The Dawn takes a crack at it by introducing "HRG Civil Wars," where various Hitler Revival Groups are fighting against eachother despite being overlooked by the same guy.
Black Comedy: Just about all of the bad crap that happens (except for probably seasons four onwards of Housestuck)? Played for laughs. To list one moment from each story in order: Edd needing to be cremated, (another) Edd killing off someone thanks to a misunderstanding from an aversion of One Steve Limit, a 13-year old Alucard getting punched across an entire ocean by his abusive older brother, Texas getting blown up, Sheldin and Lenard is the only exception so far, two entire kingdoms exploding just for Rule of Cool, Wiggim accidentally killing himself trying to kick a football (it helps that he's an Asshole Victim with gun-enforced speed limits), Gumball getting suddenly killed by a death note by the girl he's so often shipped with no less, and Kamina making a tentacle joke about Anderson's plant form.
Censor Box: Most of the time the go-to way for dealing with nudity. Although only two of the fan fics are visual, both have used them directly and two more have mentioned them.
Continuity Porn: While only three of them so far explicitely take place in the same universe, the series, starting from Sweet Jade and Hella John, often references past installments. Hecksing in particular gets referred to a lot.
Cool Car: EDventure has two, both of which are stuffed in a small location (on the roof in the old version) and one having jets that let it fly to the moon. Zombie Attack! also gives Edd a car, namely a time-traveling car that he built himself. Hecksing ups this vehicle-of-main-character's-choice with a tank, and Sweet Jade and Hella John ups this even more with a flying ship. Kids Fit the Trolls has an odd combination of the first three examples, and the other two stories have yet to really feature any real "main" mode of unusual transportation.
Three boys fight against six kids in their neighborhood over a television via using cars on the roof, torching down houses with what is heavily implied to be one of the three boy's Porn Stash, and later on needing to drive up to the moon in another car on the roof with rocket boosters to crash down on three more kids harassing the group.
A boy goes back in time to stop a zombie virus, meets and teams up with an evil genius baby, then said baby gets killed in a nonsensical Time Paradoxwhich causes him to explode upon seeing himself from the future (even though the boy himself had no issue about this at all). Replacing the baby is a girl from Hell, whom the boy eventually ends up dating when they team up to stop the same three kids from above story.
A vampire transforms a cop girl and dies, later a completely unrelated-at-first Charlie Sheen expy goes on and slaughters vampire Nazis. Also, Sonic the Hedgehog briefly crosses over.
Two Platonic Life Partners (who start dating at the end of the comic) spend over 1,000 pages playing a very fatal Mario game while Nazi-turned-Lawful Evil fighters battle with stars of animated FOX sitcoms. Then later one of their friends turns emo and evil.
A man uses a particle accelerator to bring a nudist Homer Simpson to life, who plays Halo (on the Wii) with him and his roommate.
Four kids try to get an oversized atom from a troll who easily breaks into the most high-tech house out of the four and steals it, going through several levels of character derailed aliens and eventually through time. However, during said time arc, one of the heroes has to STOP THE PROM! No not really.
(Ex?) pot-smoker ruins an online game for three teenagers, who team up with five other friends and twelve aliens to try to bring him down. Along the way, they get caught up in several side quests, such as having to steal a game for a Gamer Girl, go on a Chain of Deals for a whistle, and as of the latest update get back home after gathering members for a two-people-short jury because the ruler of all trolls told a pair in the group that they must mate, die, or serve in jury duty.
A gang needs to get a random boy's leg bone to fix a ladder, while this is going on they break out into a war and soon the story seemingly decays into a Random Events Plot.
Crossover: All of them so far use this, ranging from simple and sudden cameos (EDventure) to being actively integrated into the plot (Sweet Jade and Hella John). It also ranges from only one fandom (Again, EDventure) to several (...Again, Sweet Jade and Hella John, although many of the franchises only exist in that verse because of something that brought them to life, otherwise they would just be series within the comic.)
Disc One Final Boss: Unless we're dealing with the Kanker Sisters, the "final villain" is almost never who they seem to be.
Door Stopper: Sweet Jade and Hella John is GPF's longest fan work thusfar, and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals seems to be gearing towards an equal length.
Early Installment Weirdness: Generally (but there are other trend differences that even HUC is a victim to), the two stories before Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals were pretty different from the rest of the bunch:
Apart from most of the fics in general facing this within themselves, EDventure and Zombie Attack! were only a few paragraphs long. (Ten each, and the last two of Zombie Attack! were really short.) This is very unusual, given that everything following (except what's been posted of Sheldin and Lenard) so far has been much longer.
Dialogue was also extremely rare. To the extent that EDventure has very few quotes at all.
Back when EDventure and then-untitled Zombie Attack! were out, it was planned to only have one story per fandom (Zombie Attack! then not-really counted as a full story), and TEE was given the name SBIG: Ed, Edd n Eddy. The trend would have followed with Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals and the now-scrapped Simpsons, Total Drama, and Naruto concepts.
Homer Simpson was an unambiguously good guy in Zombie Attack!, who has revival powers. He's a villain in most of his other appearances, with the exception of Sheldin and Lenard. Hank Hill was also among the villains of Zombie Attack!, where Sweet Jade and Hella John aside (where he's not exactly a bad guy, but he does repeatedly try to mess with the main two for breaking his window), he's good.
Take Thats were almost non-existant in EDventure and the narrator wasn't really snarky at all (except for the fake author's notes), instead giving a lot of dramatization to the story. They never made an attempt to crack a joke or two. Zombie Attack!, amusingly, had the exact opposite case, where just about every other sentence was some kind of joke from the fake-author.
Characters didn't shout as often back in EDventure.
Zombie Attack! is so far the only installment to end on a cliff hanger. Everything else that has ended has had a pretty closed ending, even HUC and KFTT, which has a spinoff and a planned sequel respectively.
Zombie Attack! (and, to a lesser extent, EDventure with calling Ed's middle name "soreass" at one point) relied on more "traditional" forms of spelling typoes, regarding simpler words like the cum/come "error." This dropped later on.
Zombie Attack! was a brief period where the writing style was more similar to that of My Immortal, in contrast to the Squirrelking/Peter Chimera-based styles of EDventure before. It went back to the older style on Hecksing... sort of, in addition to intermixing in a more relaxed and humorous tone, and never fully looked back at either style since.
Typoes were even more common in the first two stories. Hecksing cleans things up a bit and gets better as the story goes on, while Sweet Jade and Hella John had a lengthy period where it went a bit worse than Hecksing but nowhere near as bad as the original Ed, Edd n Eddy pair.
Going a bit later to mid-Sweet Jade and Hella John, SBIG used to take jokes from other Troll Fics or related works, or even from official media. This stopped, with the exception of ripping jokes from Futurama in Housestuck (which was an intentional Running Gag in the first place, complete with everyone always making comparasons to Futurama).
In addition to Kids Fit the Trolls, the first two stories are the only ones to completely lack any nudity.
Fanservice Extra: Some of the characters who are not heroes or villains in Housestuck, as well as the Don's Daughters and Kamina's squad, both of them only appeared in Dawn so far but they exist in the Crconikals verse.
Killed Off for Real: Despite being set in rather surreal (if through intended bad writing) worlds with, at times, inconsistent and nonsensical physics, most of the deaths are reallydeaths and permanent ones as well. The exceptions are listed below:
The Eds' EDventure: No exceptions.
Zombie Attack!: Heloise (brought back by Homer Simpson) and the Kanker sisters (self-revived into Avatars, then fused into Giga Kanker).
Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals: Not counting Seras's inevidable transformation or any of the other vampire transformations, Jan (who turns out to have shielded himself from a giant nuke-like explosion), Captain (familiarized by Rip), and Carl (pushed off of Kamina's flying vehicle and thought to be dead).
Sweet Jade and Hella John: Any time John or Jade die, and the one time Jake dies. This doesn't count vampire revivals either.
Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks: The only story in the series thus far to have no deaths. Yet.
Kids Fit the Trolls: During the Darkest Hour portion, Dave is killed by Aradia and sent back in time and John is murdered by Equius. Jade saves them, at the cost of her own life, and later Rose dies just to be revived and join them too.
Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals: Tavros, Feferi, Equius, Gamzee, Eridan, Vriska (all six of them are killed by another troll and get revived by Pip), the Moth Reaper (first death in the China battle turned out to be a fake, but he's killed off for real in the second battle at the swamp), Homer (again, dies for real after the fakeout. He's tossed in a barrel of nuclear waste, and an intermission at the beginning of chapter 10 reveals that he survived that and became a giant mutant, but then he's killed by the Master Chief/Kamina).
Gumball Vs Satan: It's only two chapters in, but no exceptions so far.
Hecksing: The Dawn: Alucard (he seems to be paradoxically killed in chapter 6 (complete with saying his same last words), but turns out to be standing). However, he still dies in Ulumate.
Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: A big staple of the series. Jade running around headless and throwing her own head like a weird boomerang! A large hadron collider-replica making a nudist Homer Simpson! A blue cat fighting against a "sexy parrot" with a human on her shoulder!
Mind Screw: Sheldin and Lenard is the most understandable of them so far, thanks to being visual and, unlike SJAHJ, having a simpler plot. Good luck figuring out just about anything else though, between the Engrish, Crack Fic plots, and characters coming out of nowhere.
Carl from Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, to the extent that the author feels need to add that he does have a nice butt ("for thos that like men"). He is also not a "Bishie," unlike Luke and apparantly Alucard.
Gamzee Makara seems to play this in Housestuck, calling the audience "sexy motherfickers" and supposedly being this when he's recapping. This is notably absent in the other two Homestuck works of the series. He is later topped by all of the male guardians/ancestors.
Kamina is stated to be this in Hecksing: The Dawn.
Rip in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals. Originally Seras, but that was dropped since the end of the first chapter set and her "nice boos" have been forgotten.
Rip's instance does not fit this in Sweet Jade and Hella John at all (it was stated, however, that as part of Quimby's rule she was forced into sexy outfits, yet on-screen the only two outfits she wears are her canon purple suit and her faux-God Tier costume), however the comic itself has the Curser Woman and Dottie Campbell.
Several background characters of Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals have been described as being highly attractive — the inn-running nudist, the Carnival performers, a news reporter, and John's mom — however the only one that's part of the main cast is Porrim, whose introduction is a Naked First Impression.
Naked People Are Funny: Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, Sweet Jade and Hella John, Sheldin and Lenard, and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals all have nudity played for laughs, the latter arguably being the biggest contributer so far and the former being the only one in this list to lack an actual nudist. Female nudity is more often featured than male.
Sacrificial Lamb and Sacrificial Lion: Many characters, minor or seemingly major, are killed off easily and suddenly in an attempt for "drama." This even dates back to EDventure, where Ed and Edd serve those roles.
Stylistic Suck: As a little twist, the spelling and grammar usually improves in the case of multi-chaptered stories. Most Troll Fics do this the other way around as means of Serial Escalation, this series avoids that for realism.
In 2/2 of his appearances so far, Jan Valentine has been this.
Carrie Kreuger, as her ploy was also done in such a way to garuntee pissing off Darwin. She even outright shouts "AINT I A DICK?" to him.
Naruto, who enjoys annoying the crap out of Rose, at least in Housestuck. It's not known how he will be in his own story, especially since it likely won't take place in the same universe as the rest of Crconikals.
Troll Fic: Averted. They're all written to be rather light an innofensive, however Sweet Jade and Hella John has clear jabs against Homestuck canon later on (in the final AN this was explained because the author slowly lost interest in the original canon), and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals is more explicit by the series's standards.
Viewers Are Morons: Invoked (though to note Pikmin Fan's serious works tend to play this straight sometimes), the fan fics tend to have a generally lacking respect to the reader's intellegence. Sweet Jade and Hella John constantly asks if the readers remember something that occured at a prior point in the story, Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals acts as though the readers have no access to a Roman-to-number conversion, and in Housestuck there's a gag about the reader's head exploding at a "large number" of trolls (counting both sets of ancestors and the ones Jade didn't say by name (because their names haven't been revealed yet), the number mentioned total wasn't even half of them.)
We're Still Relevant, Dammit: invokedAverted, and in the case of at least SJAHJ, this aversion is openly said to be intentional. The content of the stories is generally independent of whatever is going on at the time, as with what's being written. Sweet Jade and Hella John's case comes from how the author openly tries not to make updates related to whatever just happened in Homestuck at the time.
Adaptational Villainy: The kids and the Kankers. While many of them were jerks in canon, none would go as far as to kill people. Though the Kankers are the only ones who actually kill somebody (Ed), as Edd was shot by accident.
Early Installment Weirdness: Ignoring the writing (which is covered very extensively in the general folder, under this same trope), this is the only fan fiction on ffn by GPF period to lack the typical bold and centered title, with the chapter number and name underneath. It also split sections through use of solid (For GPF's actual comments) and dashed (For fake-author's comments) lines, instead of using the standard linebreaks on the website.
Epic Fail: When Peter Griffin activates the rocket boosters of his car, he flies it so hard that it goes to the moon.
Cliff Hanger: It turns out that the Kanker sisters have fused into "Giga Kanker." It should be noted that in Pikmin Fan's profile, while EDventure has a planned sequel chapter, the status for ZA is writen as an ambiguous "[COMPLETED?]"
Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: Invoked. When the Kankers become "Avatars," it's first implied based on the pot holing that it's the Avatar avatars (the Na'vi hybrids), but then they use fire bending powers....
Hijacked by Ganon: The main villains of this story turn out to be the Kanker Sisters after a confusing battle with SCP-008, who were also the villains of EDventure and would later be used as the apparant main antagonists for a non-SBIG work Movie Day two years later.
Logic Bomb: Stewie blows up upon seeing his future self. Which is odd because the same does not happen to Edd when he's fighting his future (and later past) selves, even though there is a specific point where it mentioned that he does in fact see himself.
Stable Time Loop: Edd's time car traveling, inspired by What has tobe Riped of. Before Edd travels back in time, he hits himself from the future by accident, who then charges at him in his own car. They fight until Edd accidentally hits the right speed just before killing his future self and is transported back in time. After stopping the zombie virus and returning to his original timeline, Edd is then hit by his past self and temporarly loses memory of what happened, hopping into the copy of the time car and attacking his past self and almost getting killed by him. Yet this raises a question: The existance of the post-time travel Edd in the timeline where the zombies were attacking, and vise-a-versa after Edd "fixes" the problem raise the question on if Edd actually did stop the virus in the first place.
Take That: Edd is rather... harsh. He kills (Jimmy Two-Shoes) Jimmy simply after hearing his name, and thinking it's either the Jimmy from his world or another one, and both of them suck.
Something Completely Different: The first and so far only SBIG story without any real plot. Notable since Sweet Jade and Hella Johnwas going to take that title before suggestion complications and a lack of pre-planning turned it into what it became.
Short Runner: Word of God says on his fanfiction.net profile that there may only be five comics. While the delay between the second and the still-not-out third comic is large, that would make it have a rather small run and possibly be the shortest SBIG installment depending on how you count the comic's visuals.
Take That: The second comic is like a Take That at certain video game parodies that go for obnoxiously obvious puns.
Widget Series: The off animation plus the comparative lack of plot makes this one stick out.
Kids Fit the Trolls
Absentee Ensemble: This is the first, and currently only, Homestuck story by this author without the pre-scratch trolls. The post-scratch kids don't really appear either, if you count "Dirk" and "Jake" as simply past versions of Bro and (hopefully a younger) Grandpa. And even if you don't, Jane and Roxy are still not present.
Badass Decay: Invoked with almost everyone. Except Feferi, who acts more like Meenah if anything.
Chekhov's Gun: Aradia's conversation to Rose after killing Dave. Jade hacks into it, finding that it gives her exactly what she needs to know to excecute her plan to save everybody.
Crack Pairing: Invoked. The faux-author apparantly ships Dave/Aradia. But this isn't really noticable outside of the mention, seeing how they interact. Ultimatley averted in the end, as all of the humans got together with their canon-patron trolls (except Jade).
Demoted to Extra: Every troll except Feferi and maybe Vriska. Also, the post-scratch kids are reduced to a quick appearance in the time 1980s portion and Jane and Roxy are both absent.
Deus ex Machina: Chapter 5 was a massive one. At one point, Jade outright has to get her own head punched off by Equius and her headless body throws it like a boomerang in order for it to reach Rose.
Karma Houdini: Dave completely gets away with punching Jake even though he didn't need to, and Jake didn't deserve it.
Mind Screw: The prom subplot. If Dirk's still marrying the person he didn't marry in the present, wouldn't that still cause a time paradox? What caused the time paradox in the first place? How did Doc Brown know about Dave's family? Did Dave punching Jake even change anything, and if so what? If Dirk and Roxy aren't Dave's biological parents like they are in canon, who is? For that matter, it's never revealed if the ectosiblings live together in this world or not (the notion of Jade's house at the beginning implies they don't), but if they don't then the prom subplot gets even more ridiculous.
Mythology Gag: Jade's tank-delorian is based off of the second car in The Eds' EDventure, Edd's time car in Zombie Attack!, and Alucard's tank in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Vriska can be invisible just by painting her face black... even though she did that in a white/colorful room. (Jade's room.)
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Half of the trolls that appear in the story. All twelve of them are supposed to be trying to stop the kids from regaining their atom, and while Tavros at least tries, Karkat and Nepeta let their enemies walk right past them, Kanaya... doesn't seem to have fighting as a high priority if Rose is ivolved, Gamzee is too busy killing people in another story, Eridan is only written as a parody of his badly characterized "fanon" self, and Terezi... doesn't appear at all during the tower climb and has no characterization other than as "Dave's girlfriend."
Ship Sinking: Parodied. In the very last line, Karkat and Jade do not get together because Karkat says the f word too much.
Something Completely Different: Everything about this in comparason to the other SBIG fics. It's a lot more "vanilla" and willing to joke around with Homestuck fandom memes, and it includes God-Tiering, which none of GPF's other Homestuck fan fics do to any of the main player characters (unless you count the Coolstuck group in Sweet Jade and Hella John). It's also his only story where even Karkat and Nepeta are victims to his usual case of Demoted to Extra (Nepeta wouldn't be that noteworthy, but seeing her past in Sweet Jade and Hella John as the most important character, and her future in Housestuck and 496 as seemingly having decent roles...). 496 Reasons... has more in common with Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals than this does, to give an example.
Petey Piranha vanishes after chapter 3, a mere single chapter after his actual introduction. He gets a brief mention just when the kids are about to face against Feferi, but again nothing actually happens in this mention.
To a lesser extent, the plot about Dave needing to "STOP THE PROM" is dropped as suddenly and inexplicably as it's brought up.
Whole Plot Reference: Chapter 6's second half has is this to Back to the Future, where the kids meet Doc Brown and Brown suddenly tells them that Dave is in danger of not existing because his father is dating someone who isn't his mother. Dave, somehow, knows that he has to "STOP THE PROM!"
Gumball Vs Satan
Ambiguously Evil: This is how Rocky is portrayed. He reacts to any questions about how he got weapons or knowledge of weapons with "Sh..."
Call Back: Carrie warning Gumball about windows. Though if anything, Carrie's cameo in Sweet Jade and Hella John might be a retroactive callback to this.
Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: Invoked. The boulder that chases Gumball and Misami is refered to as "Indiana Jones." And he (that's right, he) is treated as an actual living character, right down to talking when he falls into a pit.
Crack Pairing: Invoked with Darwin and Penny. They somehow even got engaged in the first chapter, much to Gumball's dismay.
Decoy Protagonist: Gumball may be the first true example of this since Alucard from Hecksing, dying off in the second chapter and showing that even as the titular character you're not safe.
Excuse Plot: This entire thing starts out because some random group (that includes Satan for some reason) couldn't find a better way to repair a ladder.
Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Notably has a higher number of these than most installments, with Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals being the only real contender of beating it. Chapter 2 has one for each location:
Those mysterious shiverburn figures/"trees" from Super Mario Galaxy 2 show up randomly in the Forest of Death, but don't really do much of anything.
Clint Eastwood (seemingly as the Man With no Name), appearing in the Desert of Western and holding the Fire Key. Gumball has to rap against him.
The pirate that guards the ship in the Snowlands of Ice.
Mythology Gag: Upon killing off Gumball, Carrie shouts "AINT I A DICK?" [sic] Dave in aformentioned pot holed comic shouted (well, typed) this line after John read the update of his comic where he killed off well-liked character Geromy. There is another connection between Carrie and Dave in that they both killed off heirs: Gumball was supposed to inheiret a fortune, and Geromy is the Heir of Breath in the webcomic within a webcomic.
Naked on Revival: Subverted with Carrie, who is both said to be naked right after revival and later revealed to have still been as a ghost, because apparantly anything other than a hairclip is too expensive when it comes to ghost clothes. Downplayed, though, because nobody makes a big deal about it. And it's implied that... whatever species she is, it's subject to Barbie Doll Anatomy (again, what with being naked as a ghost).
Ron the Death Eater: Invoked with Tobias, who for no reason kidnaps Penny and serves as the first real main enemy Gumball faces.