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This is actually legit:

SCP-666½-J - The Roaring Flames of Hell
  • Hellgate: That's what the description says it is. The "gate" is in the victim's intestines, and Satan himself attacks their tract.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It's somewhat vague as to how much of the article's description is literal and how much is just the in-universe writer taking out frustration on having to go through with its "scenarios." The part about blacking out and moving to a different location seems unusual, but it's probably unlikely that the entrée is able to open a literal gate to Hell.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: It's diarrhea made to sound like an apocalyptic event.
  • Number of the Beast: Fits the "Biblical apocalyptic" theme of the SCP, and considering how SCP-666-J was already taken (Dr. Gerald's Driving Skills), that number would have to suffice instead.
  • Overly Long Gag: The page goes in to a lot of detail about the person suffering.
  • Toilet Humor: It's essentially a really long, (possibly) exaggerative description of bad diarrhea. Based on the article's... tone, it's likely that the Foundation member who wrote it in-universe had to suffer from its effects.
  • The Worf Effect: This thing managed to kill SCP-682. Or rather, drive it to suicide: it threw its arms in the air, yelled "Yog Sothoth take me now!" and died.

    Bowdlerise 

  • Raunchier NeedsMoreDeepWater games allow you to toggle this, for a (slightly) more worksafe experience around others. And mostly so that footage would not be taken down on Youtube. Notably, DeepWater has gone on record to say that he refuses to do point-black Adaptational Modesty.
    • Steve Badvillain's Intriguing Group takes place in a world where all societies either censor nipples of both sexes (Brimcity and Badvillain City) or doesn't care about toplessness of either (just about everywhere else of note except for the tiny island Poixer's from). To reflect that, the censored mode of that game gives the topless women (notably both main female characters, as one of them constantly goes shirtless and the other only wears her top as a "training weight" that she soon sees little need for) Barbie Doll Anatomy, but it does the same with men's chests as well. On an unrelated note, some of the deaths are altered from the original story, likely as the actual visualization would make them squickier than the text-only brief descriptions (by Water's own choice, he normally hates excessive violence):
      • In the original, Diane dove on Tanker's head with both feet and crushed her head flat, before Diane leaned back, kicked the body away, and let it explode as part of the Blood King's "detonate the corpses of fallen BLOODSHOT members" policy. In the game, she just kicks her in to one of the furnaces, which instantly triggers the BLOODSHOT explosion. This is more understandable given that, unlike the other BLOODSHOT officers, Tanker is only 14.
      • Mudvin's once-Rasputinian Death was also toned down considerably. Instead of getting stabbed repeatedly, shot several times, losing a limb to one of Poixer's sea monsters, getting sliced by an attack from Quazzax, and finally being chopped in half by his own flagship, he's simply knocked off the ship and the Intriguing Group crush him with the blunt end.
    • SBIG's spinoff Ordinarily United: Some Knight-Astronaut Versus an Infinite Number of Crazy Naked Women changes less. Rather than being blatant and adding Barbie Doll Anatomy, it simply subjects the chests of the bosses to being covered by the same sort of Scenery Censor techniques as their crotches. The same applies for the "sexy images" (quotes because they dive headfirst in to Fan Disservice, especially regarding the Bonus Boss) in Date Mode, which are unaltered except for their chests also being obscured when necessarynote .
    • Emazh In tries to make a point that the only suggestive thing in the game is the characters' near-nude outfits. Its censored mode simply puts modest suits underneath that Water dubs "Shadow Suits," but otherwise the game itself is unaltered. There's no swearing (despite a major character being an expy of someone who was a Sir Swears-a-Lot), the violence is barely worse than a Mario game, and you cannot have sex with or even really "date" the Emazhes, which also means that there are no "intimate" interaction minigames (they're very un-sexualized in general).
    • This reaches Take That! levels in Grabbing Garte's Goat, a game which already had just about no objectionable content whatsoever. The "censored mode" replaces some insults in the opening dialogue with things like "silly," and tries to ensure that just about nothing would

  • The Earth dubs of Ed, Edd n Eddy remove all swearing, blood, shots of Eddy's magazines, and references to Fifty Shades Of Gray (though the latter not so much for the book's content, but because of the time paradox it may cause). Of course, this results in each episode's runtime being chopped to just eleven minutes instead of filling hour and half-long time slots. Even when standards became less strict, the cuts remained in reruns to make more room for Teen Titans Go!.
  • Gravity Falls (2027):
    • Outside of America, .GIFfany's infamous Shower Scene at the end of the sixth season finale adds Censor Steam to her nipples and even her butt, while her male counterpart is unaltered. A shame especially because a kid's show in the United States averting Nipple and Dimed is considered one of the only good things about the reboot. Simiarly, her thong has been replaced with a Censor Shadow under her skirt in the Japanese version of the fighting game, but not within the series itself.
    • The Breaking Bad reference was changed so that instead of blood red meth, Stan was mistaken for being involved with blue meth instead (because it's implied there was actual blood in the meth, and standards on showing blood is more strict than showing the drugs). Not only did this kill the punchline later, it also led to a lawsuit as it turned out blue meth had been copyrighted by AMC.

(This one is actually kinda serious but I'm not completely sure if it fits the trope. Or if it belongs on Video Games or Fan Works...?)
  • The Crazy Sonic hack of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 includes a port of Hong Kong '97 that, for obvious reasons, removes all imagry of real-life dead bodies. The third image in the intro that shows "Chin" in front of what looks like a number of corpses is replaced with Chin along a black screen, the game over screen is replaced with a fake Blue Screen of Death telling you that the Fuckin' Ugly Reds have won, and the enemies simply disappear when killed instead of flashing a tiny version of the corpse image.

    Maybe I should just do OU from the ground up since I redesigned a lot of the plot... 

Unitias (Yoo-nih-shuhs) are a major, extradimensional race in the world of Steve Badvillain's Intriguing Group, an all-female group of immortals that are apparently infinite in number, yet new instances constantly appear in to existence. They are theorized within the world to be the grand unifying essense of everything.

While not in the first few chapters of Intriguing Group and only having secondary appearances afterward, the Unitias do play a major role in the background and serve as the main antagonists of the spinoff Ordinarily United.

  • First Appearance:
    • SBIG: Chapter 5, "True Fear"
    • OU: Chapter 1, "Toxic Relationships"
  • Home Region: Unit-verse
  • Number of Members: Infinity
  • Average Life Expectancy: Immortal (Can infinitely re-create bodies; bodies themselves are ageless and quickly regenerate)
  • Threat Level: Apocalyptic
  • Powers:
    • The Species as a Whole:
      • Instand body reincarnation/immortal souls (effective immortality)
      • Holding potentially infinite equipment through pocket-inventories
      • Warping to any dimension, and back to the Unit-verse
      • "Built-in" Unitiaphones that can call any other Unitia from anywhere
    • Specific Individuals: Varies
  • Weaknesses:
    • Obsession and lack of coordination leads to frequent infighting, even "killing" each-other (but they respawn)
    • If their bodies are killed outside of the Unit-verse, their souls must return to the Unit-verse before being able to make new bodies.
  • Likes (in General):
    • Someone to obsess over
    • Gathering over somebody
    • Violence (caused by them)
    • Being naked
    • Creating entertainment spots
    • Creating or simulating natural/supernatural "walking trails" to explore
  • Dislikes (in General):
    • Being rejected
    • Being told to put clothing on (especially undergarments, especially panties)
    • Attacking them unprovoked
    • Undergarments in general
  • Relationships:
    • Unitia Origin: "Leader"/creator
    • Campions: High-ranks
  • Friends:
    • Stella
    • Carlson
    • Hammithan
    • Earl Intubble† (former)
    • The Bachellor(ette) (non-canon)
  • Enemies:
    • Blood King†
    • Coward's Mask†
    • Revealica†
    • Earl Intubble†
    • Carlson (former)
  • Status: All Alive/Immortal
  • Fate: Act as an endless gauntlet of challenges for Carlson to battle
  • Associated Color: Black (group as a whole), rainbow/teal (origin), varies (individual)
  • Inspirations:
    • .GIFfany (Gravity Falls/GPF's previous fan fiction run:gifocalypse, Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage, and Escape From Fanservice Island)
    • Curse Woman (character by GPF back in Sweet Jade and Hella John and her spinoff Cursed)
    • Various horror franchise characters in the form of nude women
    • Felicia (Darkstalkers)
  • Quote: ""

History

Story

Steve Badvillain's Intriguing Group

The Unitias first appear underneath the Loading Dock in Brimcity, where a small group of them spawn there via their portals claiming to be looking for Carlson in response to his semi-recent killing of the "powerful being" known as Solid Death. After brutally murdering a group of thugs that attempted to assault them, they eventually get directions from the Intriguing Group and find their way to Carlson's apartment.

The Unitias announce that they had waited long since they had someone "worthy" of obsessing over. They attempt to invite him

Ordinarily United: Some Knight-Astronaut Versus an Infinite Number of Crazy Naked Women

The beginning of the story takes place immediately after the last moment Carlson is seen in Chapter 5, and continues well in through the timeline of that entire story, stopping just before Carlson's return near the end of Chapter 13 pre-epilogue.

Appearance

(That's still unchanged.)

Abilities

As with the Emazhes of Fan's other story Emazh In, each Unitia has her own sort of "unique" ability in addition to their default powers. However, temporal manipulation and more abstract abilities do exist in this world, unlike the "established Ability exceptions" in Emazh In. (Time travel is not in Emazh In's verse.)

Relationships

Carlson

Stella

Stella starts out on positive terms with the Unitias, first stemming from her noticing them because of their "naked monster" appearances.

Steve Badvillain

Diane Mohdez

While rarely interacting, Diane has an extremely negative view on the Unitias not because of their appearance, but because of their excessive use of force to solve their issues and how they repeatedly "kill" each-other in "yandere fits."

Poixer

Hammithan

Nosfo

Quazzax

BLOODSHOT

Despite the Unitia's general love of finding an excuse to be violent and possessive, Blood King's love of attractive women, and how they are the two central antagonist groups across the two works set in this world, the Unitias did not get along with BLOODSHOT while they were established. The Unitias did not appear in-story until after the deaths of Darkhorse, Tanker, Hacksa, or the Evol-Fish (although there were flashbacks of the Unitias that took place back when they were alive, but Darkhorse was the only one they had interacted with), but it is unlikely that they would have changed any of the Unitias' opinions. Aside from some brief interations with Darkhorse, they don't "meet" until Coward's Mask came across them while looking for various houses to rob. Freaking out due to percieving himself as outnumbered by forces that his Fear Mask barely worked on, he called Blood King to see if he had any solutions. Coward's Mask was only able to describe them as a crowd of naked women before the Blood King himself rushed to greet them in person, dismissing Coward's Mask to rob a completely different city. He is initially mildly disappointed to find out that, like Diane and Quazzax, their state of dress is of their own fashion choice and they are unashamed of it. Their relationship becomes outright negative when he threatens to capture them to add them as workers under BLOODSHOT when they (impolitely) decline his request that they wear undergarments. The Unitias present all mark Blood King on their "kill lists," and place Coward's Mask on their "maybe kill" lists. Scared, Blood King summons Revealica to defend him. Revealica fails to make any noteworthy impact on any of their bodies, but she does stall them in a stalemate fight that paves the way for Blood King, and later her own, escape. The Unitias call off fighting them as they have a higher priority on Carlson.

Following that, that group of Unitias (Origin does not care about the Blood King) and BLOODSHOT continue to view one-another as enemies. In Chapter 6,

Trivia

  • They are the only known Apocalypse Class threat in the world of Steve Badvillain's Intriguing Group.
  • Thanks to Ordinarily United, the Unitias by far have the most screentime and dialogue out of any of the races in the Intriguing Group verse.
    • Only counting SBIG proper, that honor would go to the Treemasters.
  • As with a lot of other stories by Great Pikmin Fan, the chapter numbers regarding them hold some kind of reference or significance:
    • Their debut was in the fifth chapter originally because the fifth episode of season 2 of Gravity Falls was the one with .GIFfany. GPF stayed with that because it happened to be a good place pacing-wise according to him: supposedly, it was neither far enough in the story that it would be introducing a new major element too late, but not early enough that it would distract from establishing anything.
    • The ninth chapter of SBIG
  • The Unitias are among the only characters in anything by GPF thusfar with visible genitalia, although the entire offending part is never in complete view (counting "being at the wrong angle" as an obstruction).

    This folder has nothing to do with football 

  • Badvillain City is always there floating in the sky. It's infested with some of the most powerful, destructive villains known to Earth: those that work under whatever generation's Badvillain happens to be ruling at the time. The place is just one big source of Paranoia Fuel to Brimcity's hundred thousands-population, as they all chose to live within it due to the jobs offered there.
  • Some of the officers by themselves, for one reason or another:
    • Revealica is a gigantic, sadistic... anthropromorphic dog woman. Yet Fan takes her dog resembles to advantage; she gets a number of Nightmare Faces and generally falls in to the Uncanny Valley even when she's not getting her murder on, in part helped by being the only actual anthro character in the entire story. It doesn't help that she's an expy of one of Hellsing's most brutal villains.
    • Picture this: Someone broke in to your house. You're well-prepared to fight against a home invader, but something just feels... off about this. There's an unusual blue aura around the entire house, and the burgular appears to be taking their time. Then you see the man responsible... and he's completely ignoring you. You attempt to fight back or call the police, but cue a gigantic white mask suddenly showing up behind you. The mask doesn't look that scary, yet something compulses you to just sit right back out of terror. Stay off to the sides. While he continues to steal everything. That's Coward's Mask in a nutshell.
    • Kenith and Hacksa are pretty much personifications of "hacking" in various forms... if applied to real life. Hacksa can just about steal every aspect of your identity (and even shape-shift herself to look like you), while Kenith can trap you in an encryption block — which are air-tight — until you pay him. When Hacksa's killed, Kenith gets extremely pissed off and spends the next few chapters planning against the Intriguing Group. Come Chapter 9, he's throwing everything he can at them.
  • The Unitias. An army of borderline Stringy-Haired Ghost Girls from another dimension that pick a target to obsess over and will pretty much never leave that target alone, ever. They can (just about) teleport, pack a high number of weapons, each of them has some kind of additional power not part of their shared powers, have borderline uncanny proportions, and they're literally unlimited in number (and still growing). There's only a select relative few that are even slightly cooperative, and you wouldn't know which until the majority that aren't are trying to claw you dead. They're effectively if .GIFfany was some unbeatable Cosmic Horror Story (GPF confirms that was what he was going for). Not even Carlson, a parody of contrived Plot Armor, can save you from them. Think about that from a meta stance: the one guy who can "escape from anything unkilled" and "always kills his foes with no effort" is almost nothing compared to them.
    • Their Establishing Character Moment is a small group of them brutally murdering and eating several thugs in Brimcity for trying to assault them. Not that they don't deserve it, but still. This is considerably more violent than anything in SBIG prior (which, Tanker's death aside, had normally been rather tame), only adding to the impact. Keep in mind that the story makes it crystal clear that the Unitias were outnumbered several times over. In fact, as the chapter later reveals, it could have just been one Unitia versus millions of thugs and she still would have won.
    • The world of Steve Badvillain's Intriguing Group has threat levels that indicate how powerful a given villain is, usually measured by whether a Badass Normal can take them on or if they'll need a full fleet of superpowered heroes. What's the threat level for the Unitias? Apocalypse. This means that if they decide to start attacking the planet, there is absolutely nothing Earth kind can do to prevent them.
    • Most fear of them tends to get evaporated after reading Ordinarily United and seeing their general over-the-top hammy behavior or the sheer levels of pure hatred they have... towards panties. Or that they're not generally as vicious as their initial appearance implied them to be (but they don't quite edge towards Creepy Good terratory). But then you get to the stuff about Origin... Origin is, simply put,
  • Mudvin's Omega Form. Just thought this overweight guy shouldn't be taken too seriously?
  • The state of Brimcity (and most of the world around it) after Witchita gains full power. Blood King crashes Badvillain City right on top of it, Witchita extends her powers everywhere, and radiation and toxic gas coats the entire outside. Even the Intriguing Group is near-powerless to stop it at first, and are barely able to keep themselves inside from the poison gas that can seep through walls.
    • Reportedly, while Fan had planned something like this happening late in the story anyway, he threw on some details based on a dream he had where his home town was under some kind of attack that left the sky an unnatural magenta in hue. Which gave him the idea to have the Intriguing Group being forced to lock themselves in their treebase to avoid the toxic gas around them.
  • You wouldn't think that Earl, of all characters, could have some of this too, right? Say hello to his death sequence! It's not that it's more violent than the deaths of the proper BLOODSHOT officers (it's, on average, less violent unless one counts that his body actually stays there instead of being blown up because he's not an officer officially), but it's that he completely drops the Affably act and, gives a warning about Witchita, and laughs while he gives a dark callback to his slogan as a lawyer.
  • Chapter 12 is by far the story's Darkest Hour. Prior, 11 Shoos Out the Clowns by finally ridding both Earl and Darkerhorse, who had been BLOODSHOT's comic reliefs up to that point. Then that chapter concludes with Witchita curb-stomping the Intriguing Group. Come 12, and Witchita adds even more to what she had already been doing by making dark counterparts of the Intriguing Group,
  • Blood King's One-Winged Angel form is some kind of giant fleshy thing with his adult appearance at the very top, looking like some sort of skinless demon, and a bizarre amalgamation of all twelve of the previous officers (only the officers; Earl and CD aren't included) for the body underneath. Thankfully, it's just a hologram. The real Blood King... can't really fight in any way whatsoever once he has his "Make Things Up as I Go Along Wheel" taken away and just begs pathetically while Steve just punches him once. But even that has a small shocker when being hit once causes him to literally burst, filling the entire room with blood (but only blood).

The Opposite End

  • Earl's ads. Especially how oddly-similar the reactions to them are, from characters who otherwise never heard each-other say the previous part.
    Hammithan: I've seen better acting from penguins at the zoo.
    Random Unitia: Wow. I went to the zoo once and saw crack-addict stripper penguins with better acting.
    Darkerhorse: I HAVE WITNESSED SUPERIOR ACTING FROM STRIPPER PENGUINS AT THE ZOO UNDERGOING INTENSE DRUG USE. AND THOSE PENGUINS WERE FACE-BLIND.
    :
  • Magnet Body Spray. Along with Earl, it's introduced in the form of a television ad Poixer sees shortly after the last of the future-Intriguing Group moves in. It's a thiny-veiled Take That! at Axe/Lynx body spray, and is reportedly has a godawful smell to it. It's so bad that it's the one thing that Evol-Fish cannot adapt to, and it actually dissolves his body faster than he can regenerate from it.
    Evol-Fish: I always thought that shit smelled awful. I knew it would be the end of me...
  • One of the Monsters of the Week unaligned with BLOODSHOT gives the Intriguing Group food poisoning. He actually turns out to be more effective than BLOODSHOT themselves, to the point where they constantly shoe-out the BLOODSHOT mook of the weak (Evol-Fish).
  • Speaking of Evol-Fish, the audacity in how such a potentially powerful character who is also based on one of the most iconic and dangerous SCPs is just treated as an afterthought... because everyone had the flu. Evol-Fish's weakness? Magnet Body Spray.
  • The first part of Blood King's battle has him summon up to six minions from doors in his fort. They come out one at a time: five of them are hulking, gigantic monsters. The sixth? From that last door, it's always some adorable, tiny Mosuititte, which are basically The Goomba of SBIG's world.
  • The entire battle itself. At first glance, he seems calm and collected as he's

Spinoff
  • Any fear from the Unitias back in SBIG will be crushed after confirming what their home dimension is like. Whether it's the constant reminders of their ridiculous hatred towards panties (which did exist back in SBIG, but due to them having less screentime, was not as common), their [...] Of course, Ordinarily United brings up even more fears from them, but that's a different matter and most of them are related to Origin.
    • Dear God, especially if you even glance at "Date Mode." From the "going to dinner with billions of Unitias at once" (where they all gather up in chairs behind the same table in a really large group) to
  • The Champions introduce themselves with dramatic guestures that end with them sticking up a number of fingers corresponding to the order that you fought them. Unitia Poison, the first one, sticks up one finger. Meat, the second, sticks up two, and so on. Carlson faces more than ten of them, so what do the ones in the double digits do? They basically flip their hands upside down and start counting from there. meaning that the eleventh boss (Unitia Fire) just points a finger down.


  • Accidental Aesop: Word of God is that the story is primarily just inspired by Author Appeal mixed with Take That!, and he roughly describes it as "tropes I like versus tropes I don't like." That being said, this story in some ways handles the "oversexualized nudity/ecchi versus actual naturism" considerably better than Emazh In, where that aesop was an explicit goal. Ironically, GPF said a motivation for Emazh In was to write a story with nudity in it but no violence or sex, while SBIG can be pretty violent some times (Tanker and Mudvin's deaths coming to mind, and in fact he toned them down in visual adaptations because he himself hates excessive violence) and more sexualized.


  • That Take:
    • He's still not that impressed at some of the elements of Act 6 after all these years. The story has a swordsman named Dave with Alien Blood who is an aspiring magician that thinks of himself as the actual main character with special "meta powers" that alter the narrative. While this can't be linked to one specific character, he generally has traits of John, the trolls, and of course Dave... and yet he's a total nut. The "meta character," if anything, is actually Carlson (and he's a deconstruction rather than "that's how the story works and it's just important to the plot and aknowledged in-universe"); Dave constantly tries to guess the medium he's in and is wrong every single time. When it seems like he's actually about to fight, he's instantly killed by Revealica in an unceremoneous act where she just crushes him with her BFS.
    • Lose! is a parody of cookie-cutter reality shows, even though it's more based on competetive series (which GPF legitimately likes). In short, it's an Affectionate Parody of competitions, but a less affectionate one at those focused on the drama between the characters. The whole thing is piss-poor,
    • While some members of BLOODSHOT are just various villain concepts (the Skeltaurs, who in fact have even been recycled) and some are "anti-Author Appeal" generally based on things GPF isn't that fond of, others are
      • Mudvin is a blatant expy of Lucky from King of the Hill (on the surface, and if you ignore his outfit and superpowers), who was by far one of the show's least popular characters. They're both "stereotypical rednecks" in design, Mudvin's diction is extremely similar to Lucky's, and he's named after Lucky's friends Muddobber and Elvin. However, Mudvin is unambiguously a villain and meant to be disgusting. He brags about ruining the lives of many blonde women with his charms (although ironically he's completely and utterly submissive to a demon that takes the appearance of a blonde woman)
      • Then there's the Blood King. He's basically every negative "perverted anime hero" character trait rolled in to one. Acts extremely immature? Check. The guy is nearing 80 years old yet he acts 13 and makes himself look like that (he's also a Take That at characters that, for whatever reason, intentionally almost completely look and act like children despite chronologically being adults — although that's part of GPF characterizing his online persona as a Child Hater). A wannabe peeping tom? Check. He specifically says that he [...] However, his actions are only played for laughs in that he's explicitely meant to be a hated assbag with no "but he's a good guy when it matters" and we're supposed to enjoy seeing him get the shit kicked out of him. When encountering Zeevih (actually, see below for more on her), she asks what he wants, and with a grin he replied "YOUR SUPERPOWER!" Confirming with no doubt that he just wants to manipulate women. All of this is in stark contrast to Hammithan, who respects men and womens' boundaries and would never spy on them. (Which is actually more than what can be said about the character he started out as an expy of.)
      • Blood King also doubles as a potshot against poorly-written, by-the-numbers creepypasta. Hence his obsession with red and black color schemes, blood, and Jump Scares.
      • The first part of his actual battle before his holographic One-Winged Angel form is a parody of the infamous final boss from Paper Mario: Sticker Star, where he mirrors most of Bowser's phrases and requires random crap from earlier in the adventure as his weakness. Poixer explicitely calls out that if he were a boss battle, he's making use of extremely terrible game design.
    • Steve's treehouse complex has a training range behind it. The dummy targets/scarecrows look a lot like Peter Griffin. Moreso when one considers that the main character is technically but not really an expy of Hank Hill. Hammithan remarks that something about their design just brings out rage in him, although that's not a very difficult thing to do.
    • Fan's M.U.G.E.N-debuting OC "Tagger" makes his return here and first technical story debut.
    • Despite Gravity Falls serving as part of inspiration towards this (except this story itself is mostly different, unless you count it ending on a three-part "apocalypse" mini-arc) and being a favorite of the author, there is one part that mocks/criticizes its predecessor rather than celebrating it. The Monster of the Week of a late chapter is a woman named Zeevihnote  that has mild memory issues and uses mind control as her main ability. She effectively has her sympathetic family (which includes but is not limited to a "twin" (actually a quadruplet) brother, an old father figure, and said figure's brother around the same age as him) hypnotized under her order and uses her extremely wide-ranged powers (which also has a lingering three hour effect when she's not around — not only was "THREE HOURS? IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?" a Running Gag that dated to something GPF wrote even before Gravity Falls aired, it's a dig on the retcon Journal 3 made to "The Love God") and even forces two otherwise incompatable people to "date" purely out of her own amusement. Mabel is nowhere near that bad, but Zeevih is basically most of the problems critics had with her rolled in to one, taken Up to Eleven, and made in to a sociopath. The member of the Intriguing Group who finishes her off is Poixer — a scientist (long story short, a nod to the debate over how her arc with Dipper was resolved) — who ended up beating her by pulling the exact same trap he tried earlier in the chapter (hiding an electric blaster under the floor), taking advantage of her "not learning her lesson."
    • Even Take That!s themselves aren't safe. Another Show Within a Show is called We Hate Our Fans,
  • TT for Emazh In:

  • Color-Coded Characters:
    • Steve: Green
    • Diane: Red
    • Poixer: Blue
    • Hammithan: Yellow, might be orange on occasion
    • Nosfo: Magenta, might be purple on occasion
    • Quazzax: Cyan, might be yellow on occasion
    • Darkhorse: Maroon
    • Xunter: Brown
    • Coward's Mask: Dark yellow
    • Tanker: Dark chartreuse
    • Kenith: Dark green
    • Hacksa: Jade
    • Evol-Fish: Teal
    • Revealica: Cerulean
    • Darkerhorse: Navy blue
    • Mudvin: Indigo
    • Witchita: Purple
    • Master Master: Tyrian purple
    • Blood King: A shade of red even darker than that of Darkhorse's
    • Earl: "Rainbow;" his suit changes color depending on his "health," and it's purple at full health.
    • CD: Gray

  • Crack Pairing:
    • Escape From Fanservice Island's initial premise (it turned out to be more serial than that) was that Stan, Ford, Soos, Melody, .GIFfany, Darlene, and to some degree Pyronica end up stranded on an island together, and all of them end up naked. While the latter is established as a full-blown villian, the later half of the story has no issues teasing and hinting at just about any combination of them except for Stan/Ford (as they're brothers). Out of everyone in that list, Darlene has only ever canonically interacted with Stan, and she, .GIFfany, and depending on how you look at it Melody are all canonically one-off characters. Yet there's still something of a minor Love Dodecahedron subplot — moreso revealed in the "bonuses" between chapters — where these seemingly arbitrary combinations get teased endlessly. That's not getting in to the totally-not-related army of "digital"/artificial women .GIFfany is capable of making, as it is established that they have their own personalities. Two in particular like hanging out with Ford. The story resolves this as such: Soos and Melody are still together yet effectively "share" the Artificial Army as a harem (although this was deconstructed to hell and back starting from Chapter 8, and it took a lot to get this to work out); Ford is in a surprisingly normal relationship with Darlene; Stan's out trying to find love (while he had slept with Darlene, they both just decide to be better off as friends and eventually laugh off the idea of being in an actual relationship)
    • .GIFfany/Hank Hill. It started when one of the former's derivatives in run:gifocalypse was a huge, devoted fan of the latter's series in an Affectionate Parody of "big internet fandoms"
    • After years of the occasional joke about it (mostly in Sweet Jade and Hella John and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals), GPF finally wrote Hank Hill/Rip Van Winkle. As a joke, of course.
    • Thanks to the way the "Sages" are set up, [...] and even Brenda and to a lesser extent Gerald being teased with all seven main characters of The Big Bang Theory. Mostly, Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks is the reason to blame for that.


Me, followed by one of EFFI's inspirations:
  • Great Pikmin Fan:
    • His fan works were on a slow uphill slope. His debut on the internet, The Eds' EDventure and Zombie Attack! have no sexual content whatsoever. Then Total Drama World Tour Rewrite, back in 2011, experimented a little more with fanservice, but it was extremely tame stuff that wouldn't look too out of place in its canon. Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals blatantly sexualizes Rip, but the whole thing is Stylistic Suck anyway. Total Zeksmit started out as Fan trying to "push the boundary really far" yet it too was hardly worse than canon. Then he became involved with Homestuck's fandom. Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals parodies Self-Fanservice considerably more than HUC did, and a few of the side-characters introduced there or in Hecksing: The Dawn were effectively casual nuditsts, like they too were Stylistic Suck. It was not until Run Gifocalypse (end of 2015—beginning of 2017) that GPF wrote a major, non-Stylistic Suck fanwork that actively had a stream of fanservice (TZ pretty much dropped this and tried to mention it as little as possible), as every chapter introduced a Cute Monster Girl in a revealing outfit and Big Bad .GIFfany became more and more sexualized (although some times in a way played for Fan Disservice) as the fic went on, with Chapter 9 even having a scene that describes her getting out of a bath in detail and smacking her own ass. He started 2017 with Escape From Fanservice Island, which is a Stealth Parody of Sex Sells... with a lot of (deliberately kind of goofy) emphasis on .GIFfany, Melody, Darlene, Pyronica, Stan, Ford, and Soos's asses. Then he followed that up with Ultimate Hill Hot Spring: How Long Can You Shower With Hank Hill?, another joke fic (it the title was not obvious) that took the form of a Massive Multiplayer Crossover with a
    • The original stories were much steeper in their "slope," largely because Fan started writing those much later. He claims that he actually toned down 361 Striking Degrees from its eariest ideas (originally, the 360-band was to go wearing very little for their uniforms — that would have been the surprise at the end of his member profiles Tumblr blog). The final story, apart from a here-and-there gag of some background Degrees enjoying nudity, everyone actually seen is modestly dressed until a sequence near the end where Icesky disables their Degree Suits, which also involves removing their proper uniforms, and leaves them stranded on Earth as she tries to fire a galaxy-sized beam of anti-energy at them. Even then, this is not played for fanservice. He followed up the first chapter of that with the M-rated Steve Badvillain's Intriguing Group, with two female Walking Shirtless Scenes as two of the main characters (the others consist of a male WSS (except he's about 40 and based on Hank Hill), a Walking Pantless Scene, a totally nude vampire guy inspired loosely by Alucard, and... a rather conservatively-dressed Mad Scientist) and a group of nude interdimensional monster women that eventually got their own spinoff (which, in turn, is this trope to SBIG proper).
  • 's Futurama comics, which already started out a step above canon but generally went from there from comic to comic. The first one

  • Steve Badvillain's Intriguing Group:
    • "We're not actual fighters! So please, join us instead, and we'll give you anything you want!" [Need to come up with a name. He's BK and Steve's father] Badvillain
    • "I promise, we'll give you your own fortress! I mean, look, we just stole a capital building from another country, maybe that will work!" [Mother] Badvillain
    • "Mock my words. No person is born evil." Shineina Unfel
    • "NICE GOING. BUT MY BROTHER IS STILL AROUND. AND WHEN YOU SEE HIM, YOUR PANTS WILL BECOME YOUR TOILETS FOR THE REMAINDER OF YOUR NOW-SHORTER, MISERABLE LIVES." Darkhorse Skeltaur
    • "Steve! Watch out!" James "Jim" Unfel
    • "SHIT SHIT SHIT FUCK FUCK SHIT COCK FUCK NOOOOO!" Tanker
    • "Kenith... avenge me!" Hacksa
    • "I always thought that shit smelled awful. I knew it would be the end of me..." Evol-Fish
    • "Main Protagonist Super Hidden Destiny Powers... ACTIVATE!" Dave Unfel
    • "No, but have you seen the afterlife? It is pretty scary, even for 'good' people. And I'm sure I'm not getting that treatment. Haha." Coward's Mask
    • "No, it was the blood of a dead virgin. I wasn't dead at the time. But soon I will be... and you'll all be screwed." Mudvin
    • "I'm still sexier than you, though. (At least, that's what Blood King's "fan art folder" says...)" Revealica
    • "Well, you've dominated me. Congratulations!" Master Master
    • "I'm just happy that I can finally see my girlfriend again." Kenith
    • "I think you should turn around and consider consuming your recent vocalations." Xunter
    • "Er a um, you take back Brimcity at all costs, and don't let me be its last ruler with dignity." Mayor Morestars (spoiler at the beginning was as his verbal tic would have given it away)
    • "Ah, sure! Right! Kill off the comic relief! You know, you might enjoy that now because in your eyes, you've finally gotten rid of that stupid teleporter that's been annoying you your whole adventure! But our trump card Witchita is still out there, and you'll be begging for things to be funny when you're around her! Because guess what? NOW YOU'RE IN TROUBLE! AND YOU DON'T HAVE INTUBBLE!" Earl Intubble
    • "Actually, I didn't know what to expect." Darkerhorse Skeltaur
    • "NNNNNOOOOOBODYYYYY REJECTS MEEEEE! NOBODY!" Witchita
    • "...Just get it over with. I've already failed. Guess from now on my proud clan will be known as a line of... heroic hippies." Timothy "Timmy" Badvillain, AKA the Blood King

  • Anti-Climax Boss:
    • Tanker downplays this. She manages to put up a decent fight against Poixer, but was clearly losing anyway. When Diane came in, the latter pretty much kills the former instantly by crushing her head in. Keep in mind that most later BLOODSHOT officers can easily take on three-four members of the Intriguing Group on average, with Witchita and Master Master curb-stomping all six. Tanker was already losing against just one of them.
    • Mudvin plays this straight. He's built up as an extremely difficult sort of Mirror Boss for the entire first half of the story, showing up once in Chapter 2 and having sudden appearances in every following chapter except 3. (Which is a reference to the operations Vorkken appears in in The Wonderful 101.) His final battle, on the other hand, is rather pathetic — especially since he just entered Omega Mode prior. The Intriguing Group was so used to his tricks by that point that they had easily formed a counter, showing that while he coult rival their strength, he was still kind of an idiot when it came to strategy. He's killed off and the team struggled more with an old man in bondage gear than him.
    • Intentional with the Big Bad to highlight how pathetic he actually is and when he's not relying on his family-inherited abilities to win fights. The Blood King's "fight" takes place a few chapters after Diane already smashed his "Make Shit Up as I Go Along Wheel," meaning that he lacks his main weapon. With that, he spends the "battle" prope just throwing what few resources he has against the unstoppable Intriguing Group, pretty certain that he already lost. By the end, he's cornered: he's one guy with an extremely weak body and no actual combat skills who had been lazily relying on an overpowered artifact he was given since his birth. The Intriguing Group outnumber him six to one, are way more skilled in battle (despite all but Nosfo technically being younger than his 80-ish year age), and through some way or another made themselves considerably tougher. Steve swats him once and he explodes in to blood. Good guys win, the end. There's a reason why Fan says that Witchita is pretty much the story's real final battle, while the entirety of Chapter 13 can be considered an epilogue.
  • Decoy Protagonist:
    • Downplayed in Steve Badvillains Intriguing Group: Steve is the main character, but the eponymous "Intriguing Group" is deliberately misleading in the first chapter. By then, it seems like he's in a Power Trio with fellow forest-experienced fighters Jim and Carlson, who are clearly much more powerful than he is and border on being Invincible Heroes. Then Jim is killed in the second chapter and Carlson loses a lot of relevancy as he scrambles to find a new house since Jim was also his landlord. Carlson is a secondary character until Chapter 5, which deals with his relationship in more detail and ends with him being written off to the spinoff (which takes place during the same time as the rest of this story; Carlson doesn't "return" until the epilogue). The actual main characters who accompany him are his "treemates," who at first just seem like quirky bits of comic relief that took up his houses. The same story also parodies this with Dave: he's introduced to mislead readers in to thinking he's some Genre Savvy
  • Slow-Paced Beginning: As usual for Fan's standards, the chapters are pretty long on average, despite being Monster of the Week-ish stories. Because of that, the first chapter kind of drags on a bit. It takes a short time before Steve becomes an even remotely capable fighter and adult (the beginning mostly focuses on the deaths of his parents, Blood King raising him, and then him living in the Southern Forest), longer before the introduction of the proper Intriguing Group, they don't actually do much of note until late in to the following chapter, and it takes longer still before he actually kills the first BLOODSHOT officer. It especially feels slow considering the same-ness of the Power Trio, a deliberate choice as they're not the main characters (except Steve) and the actual main characters spend the first chapter bickering and generally hating one-another. By the last quarter of Chapter 2, during Tanker, Mudvin, and Xunter's triple-attack and the actual group of heroes show their stuff is when the "meat" of the story is finally established. Even GPF himself agrees, as he statd that he utterly hated writing everything prior to Steve's training montage (he normally hates writing the beginnings of his works in general, though) and just wanted to push past his angst by the start and reach the point where he actually had powers. What makes things unusual is that Word of God was that he had a system established to try to keep pacing problems to a minimum: it's established right away that there are thirteen chapters and, not counting Earl and CD, thirteen major members of BLOODSHOT, with one major BLOODSHOT member being killed per chapter. (And he added some kind of side Monster of the Week to give the heroes more to fight and to avoid feeling like the story is just stale and focused only on the Quirky Miniboss Squad.)

In general, they're like the thing they're named after:
  • Mosquito Class: Pathetic "villains" only in the sense that they want to be villains, but do not have anywhere near the skills to take anything on. They're even weaker than normal, neutral people. But they're surprisingly common in SBIG's world, mostly thanks to the surprising number of artifacts that make people think they've become stronger to the point of being a supervillain when in reality they're weaker. Technically the Blood King himself would be an example of this, except he has money and resources, and with those money and resources he bought himself and tempted several minions that are considerably more powerful than him. As with real mosquitos, someone with no powers could swat them away, although they can still be annoying and can cause itching for a while.
  • Bear Class: You wouldn't swat a bear! These guys pose a legitimate threat to people, although a significant crowd of vigilantes/those fighting in self-defense could take them on. Anyone with proper training is also able to defeat them. Examples include "ordinary" thiefs and stuff; generally anyone with a gun that's actually loaded steps out of Mosquito terratory. Coward's Mask is not one such example even without his army, given that his ability to tap in to primal fear would cause absolutely anyone who fights him without strategy to get around his floating mask will still have to pay.
  • Tank Class: One-villain armies, taking on them would require a lot more effort and maybe even an actual super power or two. Darkhorse and Darkerhorse teeter the line between Tank and Monster.
  • Monster Class: Think of your typical Godzilla wannabe (except not all of them are kaiju). Big as a building, immune to normal bullets, bombs just make them mad.
  • Demon Class: Don't picture "demon" as "those red things you can one-shot in first-person shooters." Picture something considerably more "reduces the city they're unleashed in to to rubble within seconds just by entering." They have
  • Apocalypse Class: This is less of a "definite villain" coding and more of a "being that has the potential for powers on this scale," meaning that this is the only class that isn't almost entirely restricted to those that comit themselves to crime and evil. For a good reason: Apocalypse threats are exactly as the name implies. They're so powerful that there's pretty much next to no, if not no help at all against them. Maybe their power is literally infinite. Maybe they can bend reality. Maybe they just can't die. The Unitias are the only confirmed example of this (although Blood King wants to be one, but as seen way above he has a lot of steps to climb) and they have all of the previous traits.

In short:
  • Mosquito: Ordinary person could take them on and win.
  • Bear: Soldier without powers could take them on and win.
  • Tank: Army without powers (but with equipment) could take them on and win.
  • Monster: Someone with super powers would probably be needed to take them on, but could still win with a lot of effort.
  • Demon: You'll preferably need a huge team of super-powered soldiers/heroes/whatever to beat them.
  • Apocalypse: The planet would be unsavably fucked if these ever attacked directly.

  • LOL at "Base:"
    • One of the more controversial ones is Alexia, which is made worse by how she's encouraged to be the first Charge you see after leaving Dekstop. To many, as intended, she initially comes off as a benevolent utopia ruler that reveals her true colors if you try to defend yourself "unauthorized" or even so much as pick up a stick. However, upon realizing how flawed her system is and how she comes off as controlling her employees to never set foot outside Force Forest, she immediately
    • Ninthee, who manages to get hit with both Draco in Leather Pants and Ron the Death Eater, even though she was intended to edge on being a morally-gray villain and a deconstruction of the sort of "Jerk with a Heart of Gold" who is mostly nice to their friends but an utter asshole to absolutely everyone else. Yes, she's a legitimate emotional crutch to Lilith and Fatephinal, and the three of them are implied to be relatively more stable together as group-therapy than they would be apart. Her followers also legitimately like her as a boss, no mind control or "blackmail in to giving me good reputation" involved (nevermind that it's explicitely stated that it's impossible for any Emazh, even Kristie, to mind control sapient life, and Ninthee obviously doesn't give a shit about her reputation). Yes, she's also trying to threaten Dan and Liz in to quitting their lives in the real world and staying in the Emazh's little virtual hideout on the space station forever. Both of these are canon aspects to her character, and at the same time. Some try to apologize

Hufflepuff House:
  • Dwarf Fortress has five "main" races: dwarves, humans, goblins, elves, and kobolds. In Fortress Mode, dwarves are the main race you indirectly control (although members of other races may join as mercenaries and can act as additional military units), while humans and elves often visit with caravans. Humans Are Average, elves are the "good"-aligned allies that believe in protecting trees, and goblins are the "evil"-aligned race that can and will periodically attack a fort. Kobolds, on the other hand... just pop up once in a while to try to steal things. And there's already goblin snatchers that attempt to take children.

  • Arc Fatigue:
    • It's said that the three chapters immediately after the Lightning Cultist's death could easily be rolled in to one. The "sword hunting" was just fine when it was going on in the background and each of the chapters also had some major event to go along with it: the proper introduction of the Hexagram Emergency/Sage-Guides and the Cultist, the main six escaping the island, and the Cultist's death, but following that the next three "major goal steps" were the swords and beating some randomly-popping-up villains. Melody in particular takes all three chapters to get to Zephieye's home town, fight against the still-active band of Cultists in the Purple Temple, and get the Dark Keeper Blade.

Boundry Guardian -> Boundary Guardian. Or maybe I can just cover my ass and say that they come from a dimension named "Boundry" or something.

Still not completely certain which part the Terraria-nymph-based copies would be working under, or even if all of them would be.

I'm just kinda calling her "Blood-Foot" for now. She definitely doesn't have a nickname in EFFI since they all go by their creation number there, but she does have one in RG... that I haven't decided. She's working under Cardia (they're "meat"-themed), and in their "sea-captain" (not pirate) group.

  • Book Ends:
    • The first line of dialogue from Earl is him narrating over his own catchphrase on an ad on TV: "IF YOU'RE IN TROUBLE... GET INTUBBLE!" In Chapter 11, he's finally killed. His last words are "NOW YOU'RE IN TROUBLE... AND YOU DON'T HAVE INTUBBLE!"
    • One of the first of BLOODSHOT's officers to be properly faced in battle is Darkhorse. One of the last is Darkerhorse, his older brother that looks like a Palette Swap of him. In fact, he would have been the last officer to be battled before Blood King himself, but Fan thought that the pacing would be better if he was faced before Witchita.

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