"Only on Dreadzone X whereyoucan be part of the battle."
York the Impaler: Act V, Ch. 29
A trilogy that is a challenge. A challenge where to get the "What If?" scenario and write it out, all to get the following result. Written by Cory of PRIVATE Corp and original concept by the Midevillombax, the Cross Over trilogy comprises of an loosely based chain-of-events that will eventually pay off in the end with a glorious battle.The first story in the Project, Ed, Edd 'n Eddy: Deadlocked is a Cross Over with the Ed boys and the Ratchet & Clank universe. The story takes the Eds through the works of the installer gladiatorial game show, Dreadzone X. If was first conceive over a conversation at lunch, saying "What would happen if the Eds are place in DreadZone?" The next thing: Applying a situation that involves the Eds being abducted by the aliens from the Cartoon NetworkInvaded mini-series and sending them to the Polaris galaxy, where Gandolfini Birman is running former Gleeman Vox's position as head of Dreadzone. With an all new twist to this game, the Eds will fight through the ranks to make it to the top and hopefully get out alive. And the rest is history. It's pretty much getting the Eds to fight alongside a faceless teen wielding a katana, all while facing a ditz of a hero, an Expy of a monster, an unknown being, a robot named after the creator, and another robot that's supposed to be dead, all while winning challenges that are meant to be killing them and being commentated by a muscle man and a mood swinging devil child. Yep, the Eds got their work cut out. You can read the first story here.The sequel to Deadlocked, Kingdom Hearts: An Ed, Edd n Eddy Story, is almost complete, taking the Eds for a ride through the Cartoon Network universe and exploring all the shows that make up the channel. Along with such hits, they are taking on The Heartless, fighting villains for other shows, and dealing with a super powerful being. Much like Deadlocked, Kingdom Hearts is more or less taking on the whole crossover pairing with the two series itself, and in the end: it pays off. In short: the Eds are looking for their friends that went missing because of the hunt for the Pure Hearted, all while figuring out that there is a much bigger evil waiting in store, and it turns out to be someone that they know of. It can be read hereA third and final story is Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Meister Within, takes place two years after Kingdom Hearts has been recently published, and a three way crossover between the Ed Boys, Soul Eater, and Samurai Jack. No further details about the plot are given, but so far, this story takes place ON EARTH instead of space, two of the Eds are meisters while the third Ed is a demon weapon, and the main villain of this final story is Aku and The ManinShadows. There are plans for six Interquels as well, with three in the middle of each story. The first of the interquels, Combat Racing: The Organization Cup, takes place in-between Kingdom Hearts and Meister Within and it follows the same plot from another writer's story, only apply new concepts and a better performance than the first story.This is in need of a few pages...
Grappling-Hook Pistol / Killer Yo-Yo: Eddy's preferred weapon of choice. He finally gets a physical one in Kingdom Hearts after seven chapters to go along with a shield on his back. There is a possibly of them returning in the third story.
Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: As long as this is a fighting trilogy, this trope is going to have the Eds facing off against a whole slew of fighters, including familiar faces and original characters
Absurdly-Spacious Sewer: The sewers on Hydrous. The fact that the sewers themselves take up the entire core of the planet and is home to millions of Nitebites, and a large underground temple that houses the nest, make these sewers absolutely huge.
All Just a Dream: Zig-zagged. The whole thing happened during one night. Kankers and Sarah are still alive. But then it's revealed that everybody in the cul-de-sac remembers what happened and Eddy and Edd still have their yo-yos, Telekinesis Gem and bolts gathered during the tournament.
Don't Try This at Home: "These campaigns were performed by animated teens, creatures and robots. Do NOT try these acts at home. Seriously, you could get really messed up, get thrown in prison, or possibly get killed."
Double Jump: The Eds get one (despite being literature) - Eddy is natural, Ed only through rockets and Edd with the assistance of the Telekinesis Gem
Executive Meddling: An In-Universe example, as Gandolfini being the one running everything that is Dreadzone. Since he produces more bolts than the film studios, who are airing his show, can within a YEAR, he can control them without dealing with other executives. Plus, how else can he maintain his money if he can't control the fates of every last gladiator in Dreadzone?
Monumental Damage: Three - The pillars of Olympus, the Lightning Tower and the statue dedicated to Edd. Only two (the pillars and the statues) were damage by outside forces, while the Lightning Tower is destroyed by the Cricket.
Edd: "I'm getting a reading of... over 9,000 robots strong?!" Ed: "That joke's getting old."
Act III, Ch. 18, with Noweg's news report for the Extraterrestrial.
Act III, Ch. 19, at the very end for the Extraterrestrial's bio.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Dr. Nefarious when he is fighting in public. Ratchet and Clank pointed this out in Act II, Ch. 08, which lead the readers to keep in mind Professor Treacherous is really Dr. Nefarious. Everyone that is a fan In-Universe doesn't know that Treacherous is Nefarious.
Planet Looters: The Eds do get to keep the items they obtained after a campaign on the planets they visit (depending on what's being offered).
Running Gag: A common death reference used often is that characters have died through some form of head trauma, especially the Exterminators. More notability are the cases of Marie, Sarah and Dr. Nefarious.
Screw the Rules, I Make Them!!: Not really, since the original base was from Gleeman Vox's version of Dread-Zone. But when Gandolfini got his hands on Vox's arm, Gandolfini made sure there are changes.
Spoiler: The fan-fic was meant to be set after Ratchet: Deadlocked, but Word of God wasn't certain that Dr. Nefarious was going to appear for some time. Until his appearance in Quest for Booty and then his role as the main antagonist in Crack in Time, the plan for Ratchet: Deadlocked was scrapped and replaced with a Crack in Time setting, once the game officially came out. Act III, Ch. 14 provides how Nefarious and Lawrence got to Dreadzone, with the warning at the beginning saying that if you haven't played Crack in Time, "watch the ending on Youtube or proceed with caution."
Suicidal Overconfidence: For some reason, Kankers and Sarah thought interrupting Eds while they're fighting is a good idea. Literally suicidal: Eds killed Lee and May, Marsha killed Marie and Sarah.
Take That: According to Word of God, Noweg's news report features a list of people that have been killed off by Professor Treacherous/Dr. Nefarious. Well, it appears that most of them are there as a gag, while the remaining are there for personal hatred towards those people.
The same can be said for the two people in the "Random Homicide" events.
What Could Have Been: At first, the idea of having all the weapons, excluding the super weapons, to be fully upgraded by Chapter 31, but only three did.
The mentioning of what the X in Dreadzone X means, but is never explained in the story. For now, Let X Be the Unknown
Act V, Ch. 31: the very end was either the current Looney Tunes theme or Inspector Gadget's theme. Due to the Inspector's theme being harder to write, it got cut. However, there is a chance for that to reappear elsewhere.
Written Detailed Porn: Just look at the link before you say anything! Since this is still a written story, it is hard to see what the planets look like. Otherwise, the planets the Eds visit are beautiful in their own way, even with Dreadzone.
Alternate Continuity: Amazingly averted for a Kingdom Hearts story. Nearly all of the worlds have no alterations to their plot (since most of the shows deal with an episode nature, a plot or no plot, etc.)
The only show to sort-of played this straight is Code Lyoko. The reason being is that Cory admits he never seen all of the series and sets it before Season 4, but he still avoids using continuity from any particular episode.
Whole Plot Reference: At first, thinking that this is a Kingdom Hearts idea, this is going to be played straight. However, this is averted, with the shows so far going off into more an original story instead of focusing on an episode plot