->''"Tails, your hands! They're not like my hands...but that means..."''

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6138056/1/The_Gloves_Are_Off The Gloves Are Off]] is a rather [[NotSafeForWork colorful]] [[SonictheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]] fic written by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/913613/This_Name_Is_Thirty_Characters This Name is Thirty Characters]]. With its [[AffectionateParody creative parodying]] of the [[FanficTropes various tropes generally found in fanfic]] (especially Sonic fanfic), it's fun for the [[BlatantLies whole family!]]

The plot starts out simply enough with everyone's favorite two-tailed fox, Miles "Tails" Prower, going to Sonic's house for [[BeachEpisode beachtime merriment.]] Tails arrives a bit early and accidentally [[AccidentalPervert walks in on Sonic getting dressed]], and things go downhill from there. For the reader, that is - [[GRatedSex not for Tails.]] In later chapters, [[AThreesomeIsHot Amy and Knuckles join in the fun, too!]]

And remember, it always gets worse.


* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Used at several points in the story.
* AffectionateParody: The point of the story.
* [[spoiler:AllJustADream]]:Revealed at the end of Chapter Four.
* BeachEpisode: Initially, Tails was just going to Sonic's house to have fun on the beach.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:Robo-Sonic]] when he learns about Amy's secret technique.
* BilingualBonus: Several characters say a few things in French for no real reason. One of these reveals a plot twist that's later on in the chapter.
* CallBack: Tails tripping because it's dark in Sonic's house and the [[spoiler:manatee]] from Chapter Two returning in Chapter Four. Also, the dialogue from Sonic and Tails's conversation in Chapter One where [[spoiler:Tails reveals he's actually a girl]] is used several other times, quoted almost word-for-word.
* CatSmile: Amy grins "like the number three" in Chapter Four.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Invoked frequently in the narration for humorous effect.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The first sentence of Chapter Two, as well as the [[spoiler:thumb war]] later on.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Chapter Four, appropriately titled "Plot Twist."
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the end of Chapter One, Tails says he feels like he can't believe what's happened, and that it feels like a dream. [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream Guess what.]]]]
* GenderFlip: [[spoiler:Tails]] is a girl. Also, Amy [[spoiler:has man hands.]]
* GratuitousFrench: From chapter 2:
-->''"But of course, mademoiselle!" Sonic dit. '''AN: "Dit" is French for "said"./AN'''''
* GroinAttack: Oliver the Moto Bug. Also, Amy attempts one on [[spoiler:Robo-Sonic]] by kicking him between the fingers.
* HighSchoolAU: Implied to be in future chapters.
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: Quoted and subverted in the same line.
* LampshadeHanging: Tails mentions at the end of Chapter One that he feels like he's in a cheesy romance novel.
* LivingADoubleLife: Apparently when he's not up to no good, Eggman's at his day job holding up the lines at the DMV.
* PantyShot: Comes up a few times with Amy.
* PlotTwist: The fourth chapter ''is'' named "Plot Twist," after all.
* PowerLimiters: Amy has a pair of "power-dampening panties." [[FlatWhat What.]]
* RidingIntoTheSunset: At the end of Chapter 1. [[spoiler:Except it was still early afternoon, so the sun hadn't set yet.]]
* RuleOfCool: Knuckles ''jackknifing'' through the ocean, rather than swimming.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Knuckles]]'s reaction to everyone else in Chapter 3.
* ShoutOut: There's lots of these, but to name a few:
** The narration loves these, referencing just about everything from Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple to Franchise/MetalGear.
** Oliver the Moto Bug is a reference to [[WebAnimation/LadyLumpsVSBoyBumps Oliver the Mountain Goat, of "Mountain Goat to the Cooch" fame.]]
** Eggman's dialogue being comprised mostly of his quotes from the video games also counts.
* ThemeNaming: Each of the first three chapters' titles are hand-based puns.
* VerbalTic: Real talk!
* ViewersAreGeniuses: You might need a dictionary or thesaurus to understand some of the word choice.
* WeatherReportOpening: "It was a dark and stormy night, except for the fact that it was early afternoon and there was only a slight overcast."
* WhiteGloves: The character's gloves are treated as clothing would normally be treated, and a gloveless character is treated as though they were naked.