Fridge / South Park: The Stick of Truth

Fridge Brilliance

  • When entering your character's name, Cartman insists that the player's name is 'Douchebag'. Of course, only a douchebag would want to put himself into an episode of South Park as The Hero.
    • Or maybe the developers didn't want to provide voices for every possible name you'd wish to enter.
      • Some players like to use the name editor to give their characters names that are either unpronounceable, perverted, or silly in some other way. So it's not hard to come across as being pretentious going by such names. With that in mind, even if the New Kid told Cartman that his real name is Dovahkiin, wouldn't be hard for that to give Cartman the impression that New Kid was being arrogant for using a name from a video game even if that wasn't the New Kid's intention, hence Cartman named him Douchebag instead.
    • Also, the player character can do some pretty lousy things during the game, at least some of them are required to progress the plot. A valid way to interpret his character is that he really is a bit of a jerk.
  • "Princess Kenny" seems out of left field and seems to have been done just because it's funny, until you realize that Kenny is a Lovable Sex Maniac and the crossdressing is likely due to his obsession with titties and women in general, which makes even more sense when you consider his I Have Boobs, You Must Obey! move.
  • After defeating the penultimate boss, you unlock ninja stars. At first it seems like just another reward, but those were the weapon that Kenny bought in "Good Times With Weapons." Considering just who the final boss is, they are more than appropriate.
  • Why is Craig the only one who switches sides & joins with Clyde? As the saying goes, there is no honor among thieves.
  • Why the Military is unable to defeat the zombie outbreak and all the insanity that happens in South Park, while the children are able to fight with toy weapons? The children have the Stick of Truth. Whoever controls the Stick, controls the Universe. Since it has been used into a LARP game, only LARP players are able to do a damn thing. The game has become so Serious Business, it's affecting reality itself.
    • In the YMMV page, it has been mentioned that the Big Bad Government Guy really believed that the stick was some sort of magical weapon. But, if you really think about it, even though he isn't a player, he still was able to do something important with it: since BBGG isn't a player and can't play, the temptation of the Stick converts a player to his side - Kenny. And BBGG is in full control even after Kenny zombifies himself.
  • Being a video game adaptation, this is to be considered an Alternate Continuity, right? Not necessarily, since the end of the game gives a very good reason why The New Kid doesn't appear in the actual show.
    • Though considering how the post-main story gameplay shows that the New Kid is still on friendly terms with the kids of South Park, this may not be entirely the case. But since no he was given no canon physical appearance by Trey and Matt, he could easily be any of the background kids that appeared in episodes that take place after the game's release.
  • The New Kid telling the other boys "Screw you guys, I'm going home" at the end of the game makes a lot of sense when you remember they've happily been calling him "Douchebag" for three days instead of his actual name.
    • Though it's possible that he just had a lot on his mind, given he just found out about his past and probably has a lot of questions about it to ask his parents. Considering he's cool to play with them the next day in the post-game, maybe he's fine with being called Douchebag.
  • While it might seem odd (but funny) that Kenny is electing to play as a princess, this is not the first time he expressed some feminine interests. In "Tweek vs. Craig," he was quite happy being in Home Economics which was really all about how to secure a rich husband
  • That butterfly in Butters skill where turns into Professor Chaos. There is a theory about how a flap of a butterfly's wings can cause a tornado in the distant future. The theory is commonly known as "The Chaos Theory". Guess what Prof. Chaos is about?
  • Tweek is a Barbarian. In 3rd Ed. of Dungeons & Dragons, Barbarians have the highest speed, but not necessarily a high Dexterity to do fine tasks.
  • The New Kid's real name becomes much funnier when considering that when Skyrim was released, Bethesda offered free games for life to anyone who named their child Dovahkiin, and at least one person took them up on that offer.
  • Some players raise en eyebrow and how the New Kid's parents want him to go out and make friends, despite how the New Kid's friend-making talents being the reason the U.S Government's been hunting him in the first place. But what if the New Kid's parents made the same mistake as the New Kid's party members initially did and thought the Government was after their son because of his other talent for Fartillery? certainly would be a less subtle power and therefore would easily be one you'd expect to attract alot of attention. If that's true, then the New Kid's parents probably only saw the New Kid's friend-making talents as just something to be proud of, and figured that it may even distract him enough to keep him from questioning why he and his family moved to South Park in the first place.
  • Why are Jimbo's katanas and crossbows so powerful ? Because unlike almost every other weapon you find, those are actual, real weapons.
  • 'Princess' Kenny being the final boss may seem like a bizarre (if humorous idea), but some ways, he's actually an ideal opponent for the role. Even if we put aside his inability to die permanently, if we take into account his skills from in the show (especially from his time as Mysterion), Kenny is technically the more experienced combatant out of the Main Boys and is a skilled tactician. With that in mind, this actually makes Kenny the party member that would've certainly stood the best chance of defeating the New Kid.
  • How is it that Sir Douchebag can reload from checkpoints? Let's say he's Facebook-friends with God and asks him to look the other way while he runs away from the Mormons.

Fridge Horror

  • If you remove the meta-humor for it, being trapped on an alien spaceship after being abducted for so long with no food that you're forced to subsist on mutagenic goo is pretty horrifying.

Fridge Logic

  • So if whoever held the Stick of Truth controlled the universe...why the hell were the humans being beaten so badly for a thousand years?? If they controlled the universe when they had the stick, shouldn't they have been able to, I dunno, just poof all their enemies away or something?
    • The Stick of Truth is really just a Macguffin prop. For the kids in the 'Fighters of Zaron' game ,the whole 'control the universe' thing only really amounts to being able to bend certain rules, as Jimmy demonstrated when he was able to get away with holding the door to his room shut when Cartman and the rest of Kupa Keep persued him to take the Stick from him.
  • Most of the game involves you and one party member adventuring into the far reaches of Downtown. Remembering that Butters is probably the only one who would remotely be trusted, you're basically putting your XP and quests on the honor system with Cartman. Then again, giving yourself massive level boosts and the Infinity+1 Sword for killing rats is exactly what most characters on the show would do.
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