Fanfic: Dark Studios Kids Next Door
A Fan Verse
for Codename: Kids Next Door
written by Darkton
for Deviant ART
Tone-wise, the fics are similar enough to the original. New characters have been added, however, and the stories are somewhat darker. Otherwise, it's same ol' KND business, just as you remember it
The series consists of:
Tropes found in this series include:
- Characterization Marches On / Flanderization: Numbuh 692 was originally just a normal guy who happened to look like an anime character. By his second appearance, he's a reference to old anime dubs. By the Character Meme, it's suggested that he's the only one who can summon up anime conventions, possibly because he's insane.
- Chekhov's Gun: Numbuh 2's steak in HILL.
- Creepy Doll: The Cheery Chatterbox Rainbow Monkey.
- Darker and Edgier: There's an actual military director for Father's army, corruption of an innocent child, attempted murder, and dealing with a damaged relationship. Still, it tries as hard as it can to keep things within the rules of the original show.
- Enemy Civil War: Between the loyalist teenagers and the separatist teenagers, though according to Darkton the separatists are more neutral.
- Evil Pays Better: Defied by Maurice to Nathan in TRAITOR. He gives him double the original pay.
- Expy: Johnny the Teen Ninja is one to the Dragon Ball Abridged version of Krillin.
- Film Fic: DREAMS, which is basically Inception with KND characters... and a few not-KND characters.
- Large Ham: Numbuh 692.
- Never Say "Die": Zig Zagged Trope. Sometimes it's no problem, other times it is. According to Darkton, it's all part of the challenge.
- In the Inception parody DREAMS, Numbuh 692's reason for seeing his Mal analogue (Numbuh 12) is changed from her being dead to her switching sides.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Numbuh 692 and Numbuh 450 look like typical anime characters. 692 is a parody of 90's anime dubs, but 450 seems normal. Well, as normal as an anime character in a western universe can be.
- Noodle Incident: the "Funland Incident" mentioned in Vladmir Potovski's bio, which caused Mr. Boss to be replaced by Vladmir. Darkton says he'll explain what it is later.
- Older Than They Look: Numbuh 108, as a result of the House Over The Hill feeding him youth.
- Original Character: Quite a few. A whole squad of Teen Ninjas, Numbuh 692, Numbuh 108, Numbuh 450, and Vladmir Potovski are just a few. He even creates a whole new faction.
- Original Flavor: Darkton tries.
- Out of Character: Numbuh 2 during HILL, so that the story can work. Handwaved by him watching a scary movie.
- Parody Sue: Numbuh 692, pre-Character Development. Notably, he starts off hated by Numbuh 1, but if DREAMS is any indication, Nigel has not yet made up with him.
- Pragmatic Villainy: The director of Father's army, Vladmir Potovski. His hatred of children mostly stems from the fact that they're on the other team, according to Darkton.
- Punch Clock Villain: Vladmir again. His character bio says he's closer to real-world logic. His main reason for accepting Father's job was because he paid well.
- Puppy Love: Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 4's relationship is continued in DOLL. HILL touches lightly on Numbuh 2/Numbuh 5, and DREAMS introduces Numbuh 692/Numbuh 12.
- Remember the New Guy: Every Original Character is treated as though they've been there the whole time.
- Schedule Slip: Borders on Valve Time. Darkton rarely post updates to the series. It took much longer for Part 2 of DREAMS to appear than for the other stories, usually two at a time.
- Screwed by the Lawyers: Not the series, but In-Universe Numbuh 1 tries to invoke this on Chester for his knockoff Rainbow Monkeys. Chester decides to blow them up so he can't be caught.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: TRAITOR is based around the Teen Ninjas finding one within their ranks.
- Ship Tease: DOLL for 3/4, HILL for 2/5.
- Shout-Out: Several.
- "Super Sentai" Stance: Numbuh 692 pulls off a pose that "would make the Red Ranger proud".
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Everyone seems to adjust to the whole "Numbuh 692 is an anime character" thing rather quickly. Then again, it's the Kids Next Door universe, so it's not like there isn't a precedent for this sort of thing.
- Villain Episode: TRAITOR takes a look into the lives of the Teen Ninjas.
- Whole Plot Reference: DOLL is based off of the doll episode in The Twilight Zone. HILL is based off of Betrayal at House on the Hill. DREAMS is so close to Inception that it borders on ripping it off.
- You Make Me Sic: A fellow fan noted Darkton's improper spelling of Numbuh as "Numbah".
- Orwellian Retcon: Darkton's response. Reserved for spelling errors or to make things clearer.