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Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot
Hey,there's no pirates on there anywhere!

"Oh my goodness! They've come back! As ninja pirate robot monkey clown bandito werewolf zombies! How CRraAAaaZZzzyyyyyy!"

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 MOVIE! The Game. REVENGEANCE. Featuring Pink Gold Baby Tanooki Dante from the Devil May Cry Series.

In 3D!

Special edition Director's Cut

But this time in SPACE!

Okay, we'll stop now.



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Nice Job Breaking It, HeroJustForFun/Tropes of LegendNintendo Hard
Nice HatRule of CoolOutrun the Fireball

alternative title(s): Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie; Cool Awesome Combination; Ninja Zombie Pirate Robot; Pirate Ninja Zombie Robot
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