When cool things are combined, the combination is cooler than the sum of its parts. This combination is usually physically impossible or contradictory, like the title of this page. Fortunately, if done right, nobody cares (Rule of Cool
This doesn't always work
. If the cool things somehow cancel each other out, if it's just so overwhelming the Willing Suspension of Disbelief
snaps like a brittle twig, you may get left with a piece of camp
that is at best funny and at worst disgusting. Just remember Strong Bad's
words of wisdom: "Too much of a good thing is an awesome thing. But too much of an awesome thing is...umm...really, really dumb and bad
Should not be confused with Teenage Mutant Samurai Wombats
or the books "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland" and "Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies".
See also Awesomeness Is Volatile
, Cool Versus Awesome
, Heinz Hybrid
, Hybrid Overkill Avoidance
(avoiding this trope), Impossibly Cool Weapon
, Mix-and-Match Critter
, Monster Mash
, Fantasy Kitchen Sink
, & Rule of Cool
The title that narrowly lost out for this trope: Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot Cowboy Hobos With Chain-Katanas And Several Revolvers And The Power of Friendship Fighting Vampire Nazis With Dark Magic Riding Cyborg Dinosaurs With Head Mounted Lasers Attacked by Snakes On A Motherfrakkin' Submarine Jet With Desert Polar Bears Crashing Into An Ancient Zeppelin With Alien Anacondas In SPACE With Chuck Norris And Samuel L. Jackson With Lesbian Time Travelling Bikini Werewolf Cat Girls Dual Wielding Febreze Part 2: This Time, It's Personal
! The Game
Special edition Director's Cut
But this time in SPACE!
Okay, we'll stop now.
TO BE CONTINUED