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This link should send you to the Big Bad page if I understood this rightly. You do know that this is the page with the most links right? Far more than The Hero since Villains Act, Heroes React. (Real nightmare trying to edit that link in). When I first found that link it was called The Bad Guys Make the Plot Either that or Evil is Cool. Both could explain the popularity of the Big Bad page.

     Lion, Part 1 
The lion was a familiar or friend to Rose Quartz.
When she died, the lion wandered alone for a while until it ran into Steven and the Gems. Knowing they must be connected with Rose Quartz, it felt the need to follow them and protect them from the Desert Glass.

Lion is Rose Quartz
  • Somehow, even though part of her became Steven, she was reincarnated to become Lion. It explains it's color and the fact that it has strange Gem-like powers and is overly attached to Steven.

Lion is a member of a domesticated species used by Gems to help in their missions.
With most of the Gems presumably gone, there was no one left to help maintain the species, but some feral ones did survive, like Lion. Lion appears to have had some natural drive to destroy the dangerous desert glass, but is also very good with people, even somewhat annoying kids who poke and prod him. In addition, his domestication would explain why he seemed to feel a desire to protect Steven. It's also possible that Lion is very old (after all, the Gems are a functionally immortal race, so they'd probably want any pets or working animals to at least be long-lived) and had a Gem owner many decades ago. The owner died, but Lion continued to travel the world doing the job he was bred and raised to do. He decided to stay with the Crystal Gems out of his natural affinity for the race.
  • Maybe his owner was Rose Quartz, who had to leave him behind at some point prior to her joining the Crystal Gems. Lion could sense Rose's gem in Steven, hence why he was so gentle.

The lion is a manifestation of magic that appeared when Steven was born.
He's obviously connected to Rose somehow, but if he was her pet, it's weird that the other Gems wouldn't know. When a Gem has a child, part of their magic breaks off and forms an animal guide. The Crystal Gems don't know about this because Steven is the first Gem child.
  • Unlikely, given that Lion is strongly implied if not stated to have existed before Steven was born.

Lion is one of Rose's plant creatures.
In Watermelon Steven, it's revealed that Rose had the ability to turn plants into sentient creatures. Lion's mane and coloration look similar to the moss flowers from Lars and the Cool Kids. Maybe she brought one of them to life to watch over Steven before she died.

Lion is Pink Diamond
We are lead to assume Lion is just some familiar of Rose's but to date have yet to see or hear of any other implications that creatures that are as gem-like as Lion (magic powers and unusual abilities, a consistent but unnatural color scheme that matches gemstones, looks like a species that it clearly can't be, and the gem's trademark pocket space which most likely comes from a gem hidden inside his mane since so far we have seen only the gemstones themselves have this ability) but aren't simply gems in an animal form, like what we've seen Amethyst do multiple times, or a corrupted gem, which doesn't seem to be the case here though his mane is similar to Centipeetle's, exist at all.

We have seen enough implications that there was once a "Pink Diamond", but they are no longer a part of the White, Blue, and Yellow Diamond's order and Rose has a pink triangle like the colored triangles of the supposed diamonds in the center of her rose symbol indicating that at the very least she is affiliated with him, just as Pearl is by the pink Diamond on her suit. But while some point to her gem not being a proper color for a Rose Quartz to have her skin's tone clearly is while lion's primary color is far closer to the intensity found in the Pink Diamonds they are comparing her to.

There is something about Lion that Rose thought was so important she felt she could never allow any of her fellow gems to even know that he existed at all, which would be very odd if he was "merely" a familiar to their only leader Rose Quartz, and according to Rose's video to Steven him being a part of Rose Quartz herself made after her passing sounds incredibly unlikely so what else could make him so important? Word of God is "Gems are gems" so the theory that Diamond is only a title that gets associated with a color based on who "earns" it also sounds odd as that would indicate that no gems are actually the gems they seem to be made from and goes directly against the heavy implications that all gems are made with specific purposes in mind.

But what if the Rose surrounding the Pink Diamond's triangle, protecting and hiding it at it's core, is showing her status of being something akin to a bodyguard or knight (which her shielding abilities and healing tears make her a better candidate for being "made" for either role than leading a race as leaders rarely need to be in the battlefield) to Pink Diamond instead, and Pink Diamond supported Rose's rebellion (as Lion cares enough for Rose he is helping Steven in his own way and his keeping some of her precious belongings safe long after her "death") if not secretly played a bigger part in it's creation himself with Rose making herself the primary figurehead to protect him as is her duty?

What better form for a former leader of a race that leans towards feminine humanoid forms to take when trying to lay low for whatever reason, possibly to wait for his dear protector to be to become of age again which is why he is helping Steven recover Rose's legacy so they can continue some grand plan he made with her ages ago, than an apparently male animal which has the benefit of literally hiding his gem from view if other unwitting gems come across him before the time comes?

Maybe Pearl wasn't wrong in saying Rose never had a lion, since we saw with Lapis Lazuli not all gems can identify each other on sight unless the gems make it obviously known, and maybe Lion does have a proper gem name after all with a rank well suited for "the king of beasts".
  • Unless there's something we're missing, this seems to be Jossed, as Pink Diamond was shattered.

Alternate to the above, Lion is basically the lion equivalent to Steven.
Gems are vastly different than humans in many variety of ways. Would it be that odd if one fell in love with a "King of Beasts"?

Lion is related to the magic moss seen in "Lars and the Cool Kids"
I don't mean this literally of course, what I mean is that the magic moss was simply the precursor to Lion. Rose simply found a way to create a magical lion by studying the moss or at the very least some other magical plant.

Lion used to belong to Pink Diamond.
Rose took him because Pink Diamond died or she was mistreating him.

Lion isn't an alien. He's from Earth and was there when Rose Quartz first arrived.
He's just as old as her, if not older. Lion is actually the very first true lion in all of existence, with all lions in the world being his descendants. He has powers and is pink because that's the true form of a lion, which just got diluted over the years. Lion is the anomaly that actually first brought Gemkind to Earth, but they kept it a secret. Rose kept him secret too.

Lion was once Greg's cat
This theory came from a YouTube comment. When Greg's cat died, Rose cried her healing tears on him and he was revived as Lion. This would explain why the rest of the Crystal Gems didn't know about Lion: he probably lived with Greg initially. Lion is drawn to Steven and wants to protect him because Steven has Rose's gem and Lion is loyal to the Gem that brought him back from the dead. Evidence includes all of the cat supplies in Greg's storage unit. The flaw in this theory is how Lion got away from Greg and wound up in the desert.

Lion is a corrupted Gem.
But a successfully-rehabilitated one. Rose did have the ability to heal a corrupted gem through her hybridization experiments, but it cost the gem its full sapience and made him (her?) into a more utilitarian animal than a Gem; sort of like an idealized pack mule.

Lion was spawned off of Rose, similar to how Gem Monsters create miniature versions of themselves.
Several of the different Gem monsters seen so far have had the ability to create miniature versions of themselves for combat. This would suggest that the ability might be innate to certain types of Gems. Lion was created through this method for Steven.

Lion was the first organic/Gem creature hybrid.
While not a true Gem, he was created through similar methods of creating Gem lifeforms, while also being organic. Rose created him to see if Gem/organic hybrid life was possible.

Lion was created by Rose from Pink Diamond...on accident. At least partially.

It's made abundantly clear that Rose didn't want to shatter Pink Diamond...so it's not outside the realm of possibility she was crying when she did it.

Rose's tears are shown to not be able to fix shattered Gems...but like Steven, her powers were tied to her emotions. So her SINCERE desire for there to be another way that didn't entail Pink Diamond's death caused something strange to happen, possibly combined with Pink Diamond being...well, a DIAMOND.

Somehow, some way, her tears were altered by her emotions and resulted in Pink Diamond's shards becoming something more than just a pile of lifeless shards. That something was what, either by accident or Rose realizing it and doing something on her own, ultimately resulted in Lion's existence and Pink Diamond, in some capacity, living on. So in a sense, Lion could be seen as Pink Diamond's Reincarnation.

This is also why he doesn't have a visible Gem: he was born from either Pink Diamond's data directly or from her shards, and thus not her whole complete Gem.

Lion was Pink Pearl.
Pearls are considered high-quality gems with no citizenship, acting as decoration and servants to high ranking gems. Yellow Diamond and Blue Diamond are shown to possess their own Pearls (apply named "Yellow Pearl" and "Blue Pearl"). Each of the Pearls presented in the show (including the Crystal Gems Pearl should she belong to White Diamond) are tinted the color of their owner, have hair and clothes mildly resemble the shape of their master's clothes and have the placements of their gems on the same spot as their owners. According to Peridot, Pearls are meant for "holding [their] stuff for [them]", which could possibly allude to Pearl's ability to store objects inside a pocket dimension in her gem, thus it is assumed that all Pearls have this ability. Who else has such an ability?

This theory presents the idea that Lion was - in fact - a Pink colored pearl lost on earth and loyal to Rose Quartz. So why a Lion? Odds are, nearly all other gems shown on the show were originally humanoid and coherent, but somehow became corrupted and started turning into monsters. In "Monster Buddies" Garnet claimed that Rose tried to repair these corrupted gems, so it is fairly possible that at some point between the end of the war and Steven's birth, Rose found Lion and was able to tame "him" much like how Steven was able to befriend the Centipeetle Mother. She would then use Lion's ability to store objects in "his" mane and keep some of her more precious items safely.

As a side note, we really should look at the fics on this page more often so this doesn't happen again, as several of them were dormant, one was dead, and three (four if you count "The Wrath Of Topaz") were deleted! And "Yellow Diamond's Invincible Adventure" went almost a year with "Invincible" as "Invincable"!

Teen Boat baby, oh yeah! Teen Boat honey, that's right! Teen Boat, Teen Boat, oh what a Dream Boat!

Not related to Portal 2 or Portal 2: Repercussions.


I am not at all sure what is going on here. But Glowfic is awesome and needs more eyes on it because the tvtropes entry is kind of weird because most of the people editing it are inexperienced. Or have bad English.


I think the No Mercy path might qualify as Springtime for Hitler (it tries to be unsatisfying and is practically littered with neon signs telling you to abort it and spare something yet it ended up being one of the most well-known and well-liked aspects of the game), gonna draft a possible trope entry here:
  • The No Mercy path in Undertale. It serves mostly as a deconstruction of grinding in RPGs and is made to be very unsatisfying both emotionally and in terms of gameplay. It's a bleak tragety-horror where you're the monster causing the misery of others with the goal to Kill 'em All, and the game gives you several very explicit signs that you should at least boot yourself to a neutral run. It also punishes you with two difficult bosses, one of which intentionally relies on Fake Difficulty. Despite this, the path ended up getting roughly just as much, if not more attention as the pacifist and especially various neutral paths. Not helping matters is that the final boss of the run is also highly popular largely because of the boss fight itself,

Then there's... this... thing...
  • "Racist Mario," (NSFW) a Mario Kart parody about Mario going insane and killing everybody in gory fashions because he's racist against all of the third-party characters added. If you asked "What third-party characters?" then you've just made the trope's point. Mario Kart 8 had a few downloadable crossover characters, but they were all from Nintendo, while the extras here are just from other random companies. It's also pretty unlikely that it's referring to the arcade-only installments, which do have crossover (with Namco Bandai). It hardly seems like a Mario Kart parody so much an excuse to try to cram in violence for humor and throw some digs towards Nintendo.

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    I Am Blue 
If I was green I would die.

    Me Being a Dick 

  • Canon Discontinuity: Well, fan fic discontinuity. Of his "linked" continuities.
    • Fan explicitely stated that Total Drama World Tour Rewrite does not take place in the same verse as any other stories he wrote as of him saying that, and the chances of it getting any future Canon Welding are extremely slim. While it references a lot of his other stories (mostly to urge readers to read them instead), most of the time it gets references is through a joke on how terrible it is. Particularly the old version, which he became ashamed of for its bashing-like nature and a ridiculous Unwanted Harem subplot where Harold suddenly had eight of the female contestants crushing after him. And the rewrite mostly exists to also make fun of the old version. According to him, his own regret towards that story even ended up turning him off of harems and Thousand Ship-Launchers in general — hence why naruto the guy with the ninja portrays Naruto's "harem takeover" as a bad thing, and why Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage seems to be set up to kill as many Dipper ships as possible.
    • GPF is even harsher towards 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems. It is one of the very few stories that he had outright discontinued — although he did write a half-hearted ending that involved traveling around GPF's other works leading up to the finale and gathering all the characters together to get the Big Bad. Despite the Continuity Cavalcade in said joke ending, 496 itself isn't referenced at all and Fan even outright stated that he tries to even mention it as little as possible. (His reasoning is that at least he feels comfortable enough with TDWTR to make fun of it.) It even reached the point where he said that Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Who's Getting a Spinoff? was the first story of his where Meulin had a very major role, when she was planned to be both the protagonist and (through an offshoot) the eventual Big Bad in 496. It did, however, get alluded to early in Bl:oo<dswap: 496 had a Hanksprite, as does Bl:oo<dswap, and a doomed Dave in the latter explicitely tells the alpha Dave that Hanksprite was a mistake.
    • The remake of Sweet Jade and Hella John was ret-conned into being the fic's definitive version. The original webcomic was going to be part of the SBIG continuity, but this was eventually retconned as Fan felt ashamed of several aspects of it. Another reason is that he thought it became way too pointlessly complicated to search, and had a very unfocused plot that jumped around a lot and had too many unnecessary characters.
  • Continuity Lockout:
    • Even his more complex stories tend to only have one recap each if you're lucky (with the original Sweet Jade and Hella John, with a total of five recaps (although he only ever finished the first and final ones), and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, with one recap per season, being the only fics with more) and
    • Getting into his Gravity Falls works? You should probably read run:gifocalypse first. What's that? You're not interested? Well... don't say we didn't warn you when he throws on over fourteen new characters roughly within one chapter. RG introduces the copies at a much slower, more reasonable pace.
  • Rated M for Money:
    • Escape From Fanservice Island fell under this. Once upon a time, when first drafting the very basics of its plan, it may have started as a parody of Author Appeal fic with the specific goal to "make a deliberately shitty excuse to have as much naked .GIFfany butt as possible (and Melody, Darlene, and Pyronica because why not; throw in Soos, Stan, and Ford too)," by the time he so much as started writing the first chapter he had a clear focus on the actual plot. And the plot is surprisingly complex for a fic just meant to jab at fics that only serve as Self-Fanservice — no less than two fakeout villains before the real final Big Bad is revealed, a lot of playing with Anachronic Order (as part of leaving Fan's comfort zone, the main seven characters also split up a lot), Chekhov's Armory all over the place, every thing is foreshadowed, an overarching mystery, a number of somewhat obscure references to canon, and a sudden explosion in character count once the main group finally leaves the island. This trope comes in with the end result — take out the forced in nudity jokes and EFFI could actually be something remotely teen-friendly, if not kid-friendly if you remove .GIFfany's intentionally jarring and out-of-place swearing. Hell, near the beginning the summary mentioned that the story could have passed for a T-rating if Fan reviewed it again and changed his mind, although the "massage" in chapter 2 made him put his foot down on M. The trope comes into play in that EFFI mostly just crams in ass- and breast-related humor to justify having an M rating, and only has that rating to try to see if he can bait people into reading something that just comes off as pure fanservice.
  • Ship Sinking:
    • He openly confessed that one of the side-goals to the Stylistic Suck The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage was to eventually kill off all of the remotely popular Dipper pairings, just to see if he could. The epilogue implies that he finds love in the form of a new roommate in a Big Bang Theory-esque scenario when he moves to an apartment ten years in the future, but when it comes to the canon characters he has no such luck. In rough chronological order:
      • Bill/Dipper is not only sunk, but mocked in the third chapter when Gideon tries to give Bill a physical form without any sort of riftway. He fails horribly, and instead makes a teenage human clone of Bill explicitely called "Not-Bill" that quickly goes yandere for Dipper for no reason. This pisses the real Bill off — he sees Not-Bill as a mockery of him, and once he (through possessing Gideon) takes care of Not-Bill, he states that he finds the idea of being paired with Dipper ridiculous. A later chapter says that he doesn't even consider Dipper that much of an important enemy, and that if he got his goals, he'd just leave two of his mooks to eat him — which is exactly what he does near the end of canon.
      • Not only are Dipper and Pacifica revealed to be biological brother and sister in this universe, even if that was ignored chapter 6 has a scenario where the Big Bad threatens to cause an apocalypse if they don't kiss. They first hesitate because of aformentioned biological relation, but this eventually leads to a full-blown argument when Pacifica comes to the realization that she does not like the idea of seeking out dangerous supernatural threats at all, and wouldn't want Dipper to do the same if they became closer. (It helps that, in this fic's timeline, the last supernatural adventure she went on was the 1,000-room hellhouse of Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion.) Dipper strongly disagrees and sees a future for himself where he's ghost hunting. This escalates — especially when Mabel is dragged along — until they unknowingly run out of time before the "kiss" (in their defense, said Big Bad never told them they were on a time limit), and thus causing the Typomonster to bring forth the Mechanical Bosses.
      • And any chances of him ending up with Candy is taken care of in chapter 8,
      • The very last part before the epilogue randomly sinks Dipper/Wendy when the former confesses to the latter, only to find out that she's already started a relationship with Tambry out of nowhere. Wendy laughs off the idea of being together anyway and calls him out for the levels in jerkass he took during the second half of Journals. (And he does take a level in jerkass during chapters 6-10.)
    • Another, more effort-given Gravity Falls fanwork — Escape From Fanservice Island — has GPF intentionally break his rules about not trying to overly glorify certain villainous characters and wanted to see if he could pull an Alternative Character Interpretation out of his ass for some villains. Chapters 2-4 can be read in any order. Those that read them in numberical order would find that the chapters go out of their way to imply mending relationships and setting up Soos/.GIFfany/Melody and Stan/Darlene. From the fifth chapter, the story kind of laughs off these ideas, but leaves them ambiguous by the end anyway. You'd think that the fourth chapter, focused on Ford and Pyronica, would follow as well, right? Hell no. Pyronica remains an active, major villain without much of an excuse backstory, down to the point where she almost manages to hijack the plot from the real Big Bad.
    • Total Zeksmit completely sinks Bridgette/Ezekiel when it's revealed that this verse's Bridgette is only into other women, and slowly sinks Ezekiel/Izzy when it becomes clearer that neither of them see each-other in that way, and Ezekiel even sort of roots for her to end up with Bridgette.
    • Both versions of Sweet Jade and Hella John are ship massacres,
  • Springtime for Hitler:
    • Total Drama World Tour Rewrite spent several years as his most-reviewed story (not saying that much, it was at 20 while nothing else even broke 8), despite him regretting the original version. He remade it, first to tone down on Harold and Ezekiel's Gary Stu-ishness while also toning down on the bashing... then he got the idea to make everything after the first Aftermath as shitty and full of Shocking Swerves as possible that people would be turned off of it, hopefully redirecting them another story he wrote.
    • Bobby Hill's Minecraft Harem Adventure was supposed to be another shitty

  • Shallow Parody:
    • naruto the guy with the ninja crosses this with Clueless Aesop, oddly. The fic is supposed to be a large jab at Wish Fulfillment "smart powerful etc etc Naruto" harem fics, except it's a bit limited by virtue of Fan keeping it a "T" rating. The result is that Naruto is indirectly not allowed to be too explicit. He swears and yells in practically every sentence and acts considerably less mature than most fics usually portray Naruto, as if he's supposed to represent the authors of those kind of works rather than their writing of Naruto. (And said "authors" are apparently Caliborn expies.) Also, the story tries to enforce that he's doing a bad thing by explicitely making the "harem" part of his brainwashing, when a few of the works just write the girls being in to him. Fan outright admits that his Naruto research isn't even up-to-date — he's massively behind on the series aside from the results of him spoilering himself, so he focuses mainly on the early arcs.
    • Whenever he parodies creepypasta, it usually comes off closer to this. Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage has "Creepypasta Sonic," who is a weak
    • Professor Wendy in run:gifocalypse and her whole domain is some kind of parody of "large internet fandom" movements (Five Nights at Freddy's, for example), namely by having her and her students treat King of the Hill like a masterpiece and obsess over it. Thanks to the way the story is structured, this isn't really explored beyond mentions of there being a lot of AUs and the like. Professor Wendy's gimmick isn't really like anything you'd see in a large fandom — she cites episodes by specifying the season number, episode number, and saying the title, as though she's using them as some sort of source in an article.


  • Ezekiel is Total Drama's first-ever contestant to get kicked off. His next major role after that was to pick on his fanbase by making him annoying, kicking him off first again, and having him become feral. He's the main antagonist of Total Drama World Tour Rewrite and hosts his own really fucking bizarre AU of Total Zeksmit. (Although he's an idiot there.) Meanwhile, I specifically set it as a rule to try not to have any previous main villains also act as the villains of my fan-competitions.
  • Rip Van Winkle, a one-off villain from Hellsing that Alucard pretty easily beats, is one of the most important characters in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, and purposefully overpowered. Meanwhile, the actual main antagonist — the Major — is overshadowed by the Overseer (although granted, in HUC he gets one hell of a final fight while Overseer's battle is the shortest chapter in SBIG history).
  • Nepeta Leijon jokingly has "her importance" switched with Vriska in the Homestuck works in general, Sweet Jade and Hella John and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals specifically. She's also immortal in SBIG thanks to the events of Spooky's. This all kind of started as a joke and exploded until it's practically a garuntee that she has some kind of "behind-the-scenes manipulation" in whatever. In the original comic she spends like 90% of it being canon fodder.

This is absolutely not anything new and not anything soley restricted to .GIFfany. run:gifocalypse just happened to be the first that A: I finished and B: isn't intentionally poorly written. (HUC and HHC fit A, but not B.)

Peridot is "too major" to fit the criteria. Also I just don't really like her that much.


We're starting to leave the dickishness...

  • Superman Stays out of Gotham:
    • Crconikals verse:
      • While they do quickly get the likes of several trolls with psychic powers and some pretty high technology on their side, the Rainbow Crew is still usually outclassed by Hecksing in every way. Especially while Alucard's alive... and even moreso once Rip permanently joins. None of the main humans have any kind of abilities to help them out, and when John and Jade do learn fire and ice powers it comes from scrolls they bought from Dracula. Hecksing would likely completely mop the floor with the various enemies that the Rainbow Crew encounters, including the Troll Empress and the Felt, except that they're off in the United Kingdoms of London dealing with the Millennium while the Crew does most of their work in Chicago. The chapter focused on the two groups crossing over and meeting (as Hecksing took a vacation to Chicago at the moment and happened to find the Rainbow Crew while they were fighting pirates) also hangs a note that Hecksing could have just blown through a lot of the various enemies the Crew faces against.
      • The Spartan time travelers could absolutely steamroll any problem and could even make a utopia timeline, given that time travel in this verse just allows for limitless alternate universe creations whenever a Stable Time Loop is violated and has no real downsides whatsoever. They just have strict rules against intentionally making a split timeline — they do not want their units to become mad with the idea of making a perfect timeline.
    • The verse of The Eds' EDventure justifies why, say, Isaac and co never find out about the evil shit the Kanker sisters had been doing and just go over there, espeically as Isaac is actually biologically related to Ed. Most of these stories in the world span different decades — the Ed, Edd n Eddy-related stuff takes place in the 1980s. While Isaac's story and Literal Split Personality begins some time between EDventure and its direct Stealth Sequel Zombie Attack!, they don't become established demon hunters until they enter their late twenties, which occurs in the 2000s. Another ten years later, the Homestuck cast gets involved with the events of Kids Fit the Trolls. And further in the future still, the "Six Sages" get together to start researching. However, by the last group, they have time travel — the trope comes in to play when how they only use that time travel to help the Homestuck crew, and conveniently only when the HS cast gets overwhelmed by the Crossover Crystal. Edd is forced to fight the Kankers' Zombie Apocalypse on his own, as is the Isaac family with Satan attacking the beach.

  • The Ending Changes Everything:
    • The end of run:gifocalypse. .GIFfany isn't nearly as Love Makes You Stupid-struck as the fic had been implying and was actually something of a chessmaster. She faked having actually redeemed herself to some degree and her whole act near the end was just to finally get closer to Soos without being glitched up and without being in the debt of her other copies.


  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Ninthee is either an interesting, original antagonist with a surprising amount of depth or a walking "piss off the player" button that adds little to what is already a complete story, and should have been the actual final boss instead of the Disc One Final Boss. And someone to just repeatedly mash her head in. There really is no middle ground — players either love her or hate her.
    • Singularity, not because of anything about his overall character but the fact that he's the final boss. He either fits well both story-wise (game theme-wise) and gameplay-wise (as he's something of a unique take on a Final-Exam Boss) or he doesn't do either — a major boss that isn't an Emazh in general, let alone the final boss, comes off as jarring. And the frustrating was it plays out in gameplay. Like his creator Ninthee, there's no middle ground — you either like him or hate him.
    • Alexia has a little more middle ground than the above two, but that's not saying much. She
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome:
    • Going to your nearest designated green biome (or even trying to brave some of the others to get to the Neutral Green one far away, if your "initial ring" happens to contain a Dark Green or Light Green) is only really recommended to new players just getting their footing and haven't really had a run where they gotten far yet. After being even slightly familiar with the game, it's generally agreed to save the three forests for last, and
    • When Ninthee is beaten and you're given the options between the four starting weapons for the Second Half, most people generally pick the Dark start to get the Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors with these "Extremes." From there, follow the direct "one is the weakness to another" Megaman-esque chain: Beat the Light path, then the Tone path, then the Bright path, then the Dark path. This order is so common, especially among speedrunners, that seeing something else not done out of a noob move is almost completely bizarre.
    • Runners also tend to only start with the "main rainbow twelve" of biomes in order to get the Rainbow Soulbound as much as possible, because it makes all those other biomes, Ninthee, the Second Half revisiting of the old biomes, Lilith, and the Four Extremes (both the initial part and the "deep" counterparts) anywhere ranging from "a hell of a lot easier" to "effortless." Finding a "recruit every single Emazh in the entire game" run that doesn't do this is very rare and tends to be limited to a Self-Imposed Challenge. It's only after getting the post-Extremes materials to make even better weapons that players switch, as the endgame from Fatephinal onwards is a considerable spike in difficulty.
  • That One Boss:
    • Ninthee. Want to give that smug little yandere that's been belittling you throughout the entire First Half some karma? You're gonna have to actually try. Much like the Wall of Flesh from one of the game's inspirations, beating Ninthee would mark a point where that run permanently becomes harder. So Water really doesn't want unprepared players to trigger it and proceed to get stuck being surrounded by and out-commanded by overpowered HRTs. So, Ninthee's stats are absolute bullshit by First Half standards (granded, many Second Half HRTs and monsters completely dwarf her, but by that point you have exponentially higher stats and an exponentially bigger army than you use to, so it balances out more in a weird way) and her possession-mechanics play out in a completely bizarre way where she moves around through four different walls and you have to fight her with a different gimmick for each wall. However, it all makes everything sweeter when you return with Kristie herself recruited via the Battle Memory Card and give an absolute curb-stomp that leaves you wondering why she gave you trouble in the first place... until you start up a new run and see exactly why. Much like the Wall of Flesh, you're either ridiculously overprepared or you die — there is no middle ground.
    • Fatephinal is the closest of the bosses that is an expy of one of the Binding of Isaac bosses, in this case Hush. It shows. She has a truckload of health compared to all of the previous enemies faced and
    • Kristie. In a way, it makes sense given that you are basically fighting the god of EI's universe. But even with that in mind, she's absolutely ridiculous. She has absolutely every single Ability in the game turned Up to Eleven (as that sort-of is her Ability — to immediately hold and master the Ability of every single other HRT created) and she completely boxes you in to her arena (in the form of a debuff literally called Boxed In, as a rainbow barrier appears around the house that absolutely cannot be broken unless she or you loses — this is distinct from the initial Fatephinal and Ninthee bosses simply forcing you to be in some place to start a battle, ) so that you can't just teleport to your warm, cozy healing station set up and cheese the fight.
    • Singularity, Ninthee's rogue machine that goes around trying to assimilate the HRT units in some Blue and Orange Morality type of deal and the True Final Boss of the whole game. The boss's main gimmick is the fact that the entire army you've been amassing is suddenly turned against you, and you practically have to start all over. Keep in mind that this game loosely goes by Binding of Isaac rules, where death boots you to the main menu and you have to start all over again.

As you can tell from these sheets and alternate selves, I love complexity. Ideally these splits should ALL be necessary

RG and "expansions:"

HHC:


Also:

  • Deconstruction Fic: While he says he's more fond of reconstructions, that does not stop him from getting more deconstructive from time to time.
    • naruto the guy with the ninja staddles between this and a full-blown Take That! at harem Wish Fulfillment "powerful [lead character]" fics (mostly due to Fan's own Old Shame) by portraying someone (in this case Naruto, a common subject of these types of stories) gaining some extreme power, a large amount of women, and control over the village as a bad thing. Naruto becomes a childish dictator thanks to the sheer overpowered abilities he's simply born with, and the focus is on a number of survivors trying to (and eventually succeeding with) taking him down and restoring order to the world. The fic also goes over that if such stories try to play Hard Word Hardly Works straight... well, let's just say that Fan mentions hard work a lot for a reason.
    • Escape From Fanservice Island does this twofold, one towards the beginning and a different one towards the end. Interestingly, when one is at work, the other is handled in more of a reconstruction-y manner. Neither of which are exactly exclusive to Gravity Falls, but fandoms in general.
      • The first is at the Draco in Leather Pants trope. In short, [...] The story does, however, end with some kind of middle ground: Fan doesn't think there's anything inherantly wrong with redemption in of itself, so long as there is an actual development towards it and the character doesn't just jump from an asshole to a sobbing, regretful wreck in the span between canon's events and the fic's events.
      • The second is towards contrived "Embarassed Naked Female (or Male)" stories, or any general fanservice that focuses on humiliation of being exposed in public. While the cast is on the island, it's at Affectionate Parody levels — Soos lampshades that he was not expecting a story where both the men and women end up in the buff, pointing out how American sitcoms (particularly animated ones like Family Guy) tend to do the former more while anime tends to do the latter. After some jokes about how overly-contrived it is, the nudity immediately takes a backseat and the characters quickly just lose all shame completely. Then they leave the island and end up in public where they have to avoid cops, things change. The fic spends that first bit of them trying to make it to Piedmont going over how a Naked People Trapped Outside situation would not be fun, not be sexy, and instead a horribly painful and scarring experience. While this only really applies for chapter 9, the rest of the story does not bother trying to reconstruct it. GPF reportedly did this because he had a preference towards Shameless Fanservice Girls, but he got the idea that the Reluctant Fanservice Girl was far more popular. He wanted to write something where the readers are supposed to genuinely sympathize with the character(s, in this case six) being forced in the situation instead of oggling them.

The character sheet for [some dumb parody thing]. Do note that this not only not mark any spoilers for canonical Gravity Falls whatsoever, some important events and details might be given away in this sheet itself!

Main Seven

    The Humans in General 

    The "Creatures" in General 

    Stanley 

    Stanford 

    Soos 

    Melody 

    .GIFfany  

    Darlene 

    Pyroncia 

  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: .GIFfany and Darlene get Heel–Face Turns. However, everything about her mostly serves to paint her as worse and worse of a person. Parodied in chapter 4 when she first appears to be breaking down crying, but this is really because of something that amounts to "I was trying to take over the world and you wouldn't let me!"
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that, unlike .GIFfany and Darlene, she's genuinely evil from beginning to end

Antagonists

    Island Inhabitants 

While Fanservice Island has a number of regular creatures, there are four native species (Six counting each color variation of the Boundry Guardians) in particular that... aren't.

In General

  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Centipedes where each eye has their own lids! Snakes with four legs that each branch out to two hooves! Flying pig-faced rabbit beasts! And then, of course, killer giant domes with lines of eyes out in the middle of the ocean! Fan swears he's a teetotaler, but creatures like that could make one question his drug use anyway.

Boundry Guardians

A trio of massive hemisphere-shaped... things that border Fanservice Island in a triangle pattern far out in the ocean. They're okay with anything coming in, but will flip their lid at anything "weird" trying to come out.

Toxipedes

A species of red insect-like beings that can poison others. They lurk in the woods.

Stomp Snakes

A species of green quadruped snakes (where each leg also branches in to two hooved feet) that can launch homing, somewhat robotic spikes at others. They lurk in the caves.

Arcpigsker

A species of blue pig-bird-rabbit hybrid things that lurk in the volcanic part of the island.

  • Mythology Gag: Basically, they're (much smaller in Pigman's case) hybrids of the three villains from Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers.

    .GIFfany Copies 

In General

WELCOME TO THE BASEMENT!

Copy #9/"Dove"

FUUUUCK YEAH! I bet when you found out .GIFfany's dad was an octopus you were thinking "Oh man that's a hentai joke!" WELL GUESS WHAT, MOTHERFUCKERS! THINK LESS TENTABANG AND MORE MOTHERFUCKING CTHULHU!

A copy of note with gray skin, black hair, and a foul mouth. She is an expert at legal analysis and encourages the other copies to challenge .GIFfany #1's leadership position. It's never stated outright, but it's implied that she's something of an expy of Professor Dove from GPF's earlier run:gifocalypse, who shares an appearance and personality. The only change is that, for plot reasons, Dove and .GIFfany "Prime's" numbers have swapped.

    Zeskit 

Zeskit the Troll

    Spoiler Character 

Zephieye Smith/The Lightning Cultist

A woman who claimed to have heard the voice of a god after being struck by lightning during a storm. Since this incident, she founded her own cult built around looking for electronics to find the key to divinity through them. After looking through Gravity Falls, she believes she finally found two potential key candidates...

  • Awesome Mc Cool Name: Her birth name is, in fact, a derivative of "zephyr," although her last name is considerably more mundane.
  • The Chessmaster: She's basically the reason why the main seven ended up in the island in the first place. Zeskit, of all people, ended up being the Spanner in the Works, and his "trolling" was basically the only reason why she didn't end up taking over the world.
  • Expressive Accessory: Her mask inexplicably changes its eye hole shape to look more like it's glaring angrilly when she's ready to battle.
  • Expy: Of the Lunatic Cultist from Terraria, given how both of them gain power from a tablet, wear similar outfits, and summon things after their defeat. She even uses a clone-related attack similar to, but distinct from, the Cultist's move.

Other

    Bank Bill, Guardian of the Jungle 

  • Twenty-four "base" colors (Red, Green, Blue primaries; the three secondaries in between; the six tertiaries in between those, and the twelve quaternaries between those).
  • Another twenty-four for light variations.
  • Another twenty-four for dark variations.
  • A fourth set of twenty-four for less-saturated, but not "lighter," variations.
  • And the last four are white, light gray, dark gray, and black. All neutral colors.

    Boom. That's my method for deciding the colors of the 100 in this folder. 

The King and the Hundred Naked Knights (NSFW for nudity, otherwise it's tamer than its inspirations) is an MS Paint webcomic posted on the MS Paint Adventures forum's Artbound thread.

In the distant past, six demons were released from their dark Eldritch Location, but they were successfully "weakened" in a way that no witnesses managed to catch how. Some theorized that they were sealed inside some ruins. Others that they were transformed. Cut to the "present" — which is actually somewhere around the Middle Ages of an Alternate History — and the great, infamous naked King Hendricks of a tiny independant settlement strikes fear into all criminals that try to go near it with his army of super-trained forces. All of which also go in the buff, and all of which have specialized mystic swords

Saying much more would be a bit spoiler-ific, aside from the minor inspiration drawn from Dwarf Fortress, various survival games with a nude option, and oddly enough, Kingsman: The Secret Service.

  • The Ace:
    • All of the Knights seem absolutely perfect. They can MacGyver themselves just about anything despite usually starting off in the nude with only their swords and the bracelets used to summon them (and even then, until the demons get involved, they only use the latter);
  • Devil, but No God: Unless the races of the non-human Knights count (and it's heavily implied that they are neutral figures that allied with humans), there are no "good" divine beings in the world thus far. There are, however, demons, although information of their exact origin is unclear and they seem completely unlike demons from any religion or belief. It's actually a minor plot point that the swords used by the Knights are the only known "true holy" artifacts on the planet.
  • Ambiguously Human: There appear to be a number of humanoid fantasy races integrated with humanity. When it comes to the Knights in particular, it's unclear whether there are even humans in their ranks at all — the twenty-four ones with fully saturated-colored swords are definitely some sort of elemental-beings, but the rest of them are a bit harder to peg. Most of them being colored almost the same as their respective swords will do that.
  • Anachronism Stew: Very intentional, it's set in a really convoluted Alternate History. Great Pikmin Fan has yet to peg a specific year (he will, hasn't decided yet, and is leaning to "1000-ish" out of the wide range "Middle Ages" gave himnote ), but there's an industrial-age factory in Asia that Nosfo takes residence in, as well as a working railroad running to the Great Pyramids. A city in modern-day Canada looks a hell of a lot like something flat-out futuristic (although it's implied aliens are involved in that), and at one point an airplane can be seen flying in the background.
  • Expy:
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The demons at the beginning are associated with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple — it's the color By the Lights of Their Eyes in the smoke. Look at the Nine-Fold Council. While all of them are dressed in muted sepia colors, five of them have some kind of accessory or part of their outfit that isn't — one red, one orange, one yellow, one blue, and one purple. Those five are all demons — the other four are genuine representatives who had no idea they were working alongside the demons. The green one is Hendricks himself.
    • It's said that each demon has a sort-of "element" directly based on the six Sage-powers from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The Green One is based on "forest." Recall that the story's "present" time begins with Hendricks getting up for his daily routine in his room — which is flooded with plants.
    • Hell, even look at the title. It's ''The King and the Hundred Naked Knights. Towards the exposition, King Hendricks himself refers to them as the King and his Hundred Naked Knights. This implies that, eventually, he and the group will end up on different sides.
  • Improbably Female Cast: Par for the course for GPF (who stated that he hates both The Smurfette Principle and when a story feels like it goes out of its way to have a completely 50/50 gender ratio), in this case the story attempts to justify this by claiming that most of the men in the kingdom were killed in war — combined with its small size, there aren't even a hundred male citizens, let alone male potential Knights. There is only one male Knight in the group.
  • Jerkass:
    • Quazzax. Most of the other demons are somewhere around Card-Carrying Villain and generally give off vibes that they're having genuine fun with what they're doing. Quazzax, by comparison, just comes off as a grump who hates the undead.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Just like 361 Striking Degrees and Fan's other, similar works, this features a huge cast of fighting characters that tend to work together during the screen-time. Unlike them, however, there is no distinguished group of "main twelve" — he gives all one hundred of them at least some bit of detail and day in the limelight, to make up for how he downgraded his "colorful nude/near-nude army" down to "just" one hundred.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The two Rweyeb Shards = RYB Shards. It's associated with the six demons, and they use the RYB color model. In contrast to the Hundred Naked Knights, which are color-coded based on using RGB for the "intervals."
  • Not Hyperbole: The drink that the Knights all take a shot of after a major victory is called ichor. It's not just a fancy name — it's literally divine blood, although in this case of demons.
  • Our Demons Are Different: They come from some kind of "shadow world," they can range in appearance from a completely enormous dog-furry to a man with an unusually long fish-like lower "half," to some kind of fleshy shadow monster.
  • Shout-Out:
    • After Hendricks gets both Rweyeb Shards and reveals that he was actually evil, he stands so that his new Nightmare Face is in front of a large diagram of a six-petal flower. He then tells the Knights "You idiots."
    • As with the Crconikals installment, Fan basically uses the six elements from Ocarina of Time again. This time, the particular sextet is used by bad guys.
  • Significant Anagram: Quite a lot.
    • The last name of King Hendricks is "Lasmalss," which is an anagram of "Smallass." He's an expy of Hank Hill and has that same type of shrunk butt.
    • The oddly-industrial-for-1077 fictional city of Yorctaf is an acronym of "Factory."
  • Whole Plot Reference: Oddly enough, to Paper Mario: Color Splash. Our protagonist(s) have the aid of what is basically a sort of security system and try to unite six things that have been scattered along the land. They visit a vaguely western-styled canyon (despite this taking place long before the "Wild West" as we know it was even really a thing), a parallel world (though this is merged with the previous western-area), a fort out in the ocean,
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: It's a Running Gag that one character would "assume" the "genre" to be one thing, then get corrected by another character, only for that character to be corrected later on, with the chain repeating as such.
    • It starts with the

  • What Could Have Been: The idea of bad-guy expies of the Crconikals Sages was going to be used in another, more surreal story that eventually just got merged in with Emazh In:

Statistics

  • Improbably Female Cast: Going by numbers of the "groups:"
    • The King and the Hundred Naked Knights has, as the title implies,
    • With 361 Striking Degrees (which actually predates the above — King... came out after a lot of these, in fact), there are 361 sapient races along the universe. Th eponymous organization has one fighter per species (it was actually formed on the grounds of one fighter per homeworld, each homeworld just happened to have a high population of their kind), and with the exception of humanity, most of their kinds have women vastly outnumber men. Humanity being nearly 50/50 is considered an anomaly, in addition to them being the only sapient race with no Elemental Powers.
    • Emazh In actually lets you avoid this or play it straight. You can customize

The Vision And The Scarlet Witch

Prop Cycle

All The Games Are A Stage

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Jo wanted to yell, but she didn’t get the chance because, at that moment, the Tallest Boy in the Entire World walked in and Jo’s jaw hit the floor. Reddish-blond hair like springs. Arms and legs like a stork. Blue eyes the size of dinner plates, a comparison Jo was especially proud of as it let her imagine the freckles sprinkled liberally over his nose as the result of someone going crazy with a pepper shaker, and wasn’t that a brilliant image right there.

So I Guess We're All Stuck Here (pending title) is a fanfic by C-E, which, strangely enough, is something of a crossover between The Fairly OddParents!, The Great Giana Sisters, Mega Man (Classic), Steven Universe, Supernoobs, and Undertale.

(Also, King of the Hill)

Angels With Scaly Wings

  • The announcement of the Steven Universe figures, to an extent. Many people are excited for it, but others are exclaiming that it's way too soon for the show to receive a set (ignoring that the show is already in its fourth season and that Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls (2016), two shows that are either only a few months older or are a few months old, respectively, are already confirmed for them). Others are fine with the show receiving one, but worry that the figs will ignore the characters' body diversities, or that the level pack will take the Adventure Time route and be based on an episode from the beginning of the show, or that Garnet won't have any new lines due to Estelle being too busy to voice her.

What did you expact? Sportaflop?

Dirty Grandpa

So, you guys like Minecraft?

Compare Terraria. Not to be confused with Minceraft.

Renamed Trope

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun A Princess For Christmas Bio Pic Bookends [1] Educando A Nina

Happy Birthday, Nyx is a fanfiction by Jus Sonic, taking place in his version of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic universe.

Following on from Curse of The Demon Pony and Ben's First Day, Twilight decides to throw Nyx a birthday party and takes her to Canterlot while everyone else in Ponyville prepares her birthday party. While this is happening, a mysterious creature crash lands in Fluttershy's garden...

  • Actor Allusion: Jus Sonic's "cast list" features Matt Smith playing Doctor Whooves. Matt Smith, at the time of the fanfic's writing, was the then-current actor to play the Doctor in Doctor Who.
  • Birthday Episode: The fic centres around organising and celebrating Nyx's birthday.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pinkie Pie mentions that they are getting a third season.
  • Character Exaggeration: Pinkie's fouth wall breaking behaviour. While she has demonstrated cartoonish behaviour in the television series, she has never directly referenced the fact thay they are in a television programme divided into seasons.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Diamond Tiara is still grounded following the events of Ben's First Day.
    • Big Mac mentions the events of "Read it and Weep" when the Cutie Mark Crusaders spread gossip about everyone in Ponyville and consequently earnt the ire of everyone.
  • Deus ex Machina: Derpy crash lands in the Apples' barn and smashes a vial containing a potion which instantly restores the barn's party decorations. It just so happens the potion was an instant party potion.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Shining Armor is seen to possess a book on "Crystal Ponies", a reference to the then-upcoming third season of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.
  • Easily Forgiven: The Cutie Mark Crusaders break and enter and are told off by Applejack, only for her to be told off by Big Mac saying that is acting no better than when she was giving the CMC the cold shoulder in "Read it and Weep". Big Mac forgives the CMC for breaking and entering.
  • Hypocrite: Big Mac compares Applejack telling off the Cutie Mark Crusaders for the way she acted toward them after they spread rumours about everyone in "Read it and Weep". Big Mac has no right to call her out for this as he too wanted nothing to do with the CMC after their behaviour in that episode.
  • Idiot Plot: It is pointed out that Nyx was not born biologically, so Twilight picks a date of Nyx's birthday that is only a few days away. The stress Twilight put on everyone else could have been avoided if Twilight had picked a later date.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The pony authors who decide to write Nyx's life story for her birthday were named after a pair of fanfic writers on Deviantart.
    • Nyx comments that "Past Sins" would be a good name for a book. Past Sins was the fanfic where Nyx originated from, and she also gets a book entitled "Past Sins" for her birthday.
    • At one point, Phobos the Moon Dragon (the mysterious creature Fluttershy takes in) looks at a storybook of The Ugly Duckling. This is based on a similar scene in Lilo and Stitch. It also does not help that the creature, like Stitch, is from outer space. Or that a fanartist who did a [http://www.deviantart.com/art/Equestria-Girls-Remake-437695285 poster] for one of JusSonic's later stories based Phobos's appearance on Stitch.
    • Rainbow Dash's present to Nyx is a pair of "Dasheresque" sunglasses, a reference to the another of the author's fanfics.

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Thanos The Final Threat
Cinema Wins

Something something about "We need to talk about parallel universes."

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Turkish Star Wars

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Trying my hand with WikiWord please don't mind me.

Testing note 

Mahō Shōjō

William Onyeabor

Ed, Edd n' Eddy: The Mis-Edventures


     Hello Biscuit! 
  • Biscuits
    • With gravy!


Wild Woody

    I Shit You Not, THIS Game is Real 

Wild Woody is a 1995 Sega CD platformer

A rare coincidental event causes an ancient totem pole to come to life, with five of its six heads going in to different worlds to cause chaos. Lowman, the bottom of the pole and the Token Good Teammate, decides to bring a pencil to life to act as a soldier to save the day — enter Woody (WIIIIILLLLLD Woody), a living pencil with the ability to bring his drawings to life. Woody

    I Shit You Not, The YMMV 

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Topless mermaid easter egg. In a game aimed at kids. This overshadows just about everything else in the game. Said game would have otherwise just been brushed off as another mediocre-to-bad platformer otherwise.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The cutscenes have not aged well, but they are... greatly enhanced by the bizarre, exaggeration motions Woody makes.
    Woody: Call me Woody. WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLD WOODY!

Spooks/Pikmin:
  • Most enemies in the game leave ghosts behind when they die. The Waterwraith does not. The chances of this being unintentional are very slim.
  • Consider that throughout the series, practically every enemy that's beaten is killed. Complete with a little ghost coming from them in most cases. Granted, creatures like Honeywisps and their expies, Nectarous Dandelflies, simply leave after being hit. But this is a hostile entity that can actually take a beating... and it is unambiguously the only such hostile creature that can not be killed. There's some very off about a game where most powerful beasts still end up dead having a final boss that is, for all intents and purposes, immortal.

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Cold Cereal

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Calm Down Stalin

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Just a few of Hell Universe's creations.
"The Hell Universe, a place where realities and worlds combine in an otherworldly dance of comedy, memes and references. And then there's Steven..."
Hell Universe Channel Description

Hell Universe is a youtuber whose channel with diverse content, including song covers, let's plays, and a radio play.

Their most popular content, however, is by far the Hell Universe videos, anthologies of edited clips from Steven Universe referencing a wide range of other media, from movies to songs to other cartoons and more. Other of these Hell Universe videos, called "Transmissions," have expanded into Gravity Falls and Over the Garden Wall.

As of December 2016, Hell Universe has released 17 complete Hell Universe "Transmissions":


Welcome to the Hell Universe

Return to the Hell Universe: Electric Boogaloo

Hell Universe: Pocket Dimensions Malebolge

Hell Universe: Omega Fury Ruby

Hell Universe: Space/Time Curvature (Gravity Falls)

Hell Universe: Graviton (Gravity Falls)

Hell Universe: Orchard of the Beast (Over the Garden Wall)

Hell Universe: Alpha Patience Sapphire

Hell Universe Special: They Might Be Giant Women

Hell Universe: Clodhopper

Hell Universe Special: A Hell of Your Own Creation

Hell Universe: Electronic Japery

Hell Universe Special: Steven Falls Over (Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, and Over the Garden Wall)

Hell Universe: Cannibal Culture

Hell Universe: Memeuphoria

Hell Universe: Hellbent

Hell Universe Special: Hell is Other People


Masks Of Aygrima

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  • The human side-characters as a whole, with the exceptions of the Scrappies mentioned in their entry as well as Greg and Connie. (The latter two are generally more liked.) While a section of fans would wish that the show focused more on the Crystal Gems dealing with the Homeworld forces and thus tone down on the episodes where few if any Gems appear and Steven instead helps them with their more mundane issues. Others feel that these side-storylines make up a good portion of the show's heart,

This guy again:
  • "Shitty Wrestling Games:"
    • The first game he plays is WCW Nitro, a game with an... interesting list of secret characters, ranging from simple Author Avatars of THQ employees to a T-rex to Santa Claus (or, rather, Santa Claws). There's a skeleton named "Bones," an alien in a wrestling speedo named "Greyling," a ghost named "Ecto," a snowman named "Whitey," and an Animesque girl named... Annie Mae. Oh yeah, and then there's John. Before there was John Cena, there was just John.
    • He sets up a match where he plays as Greyling and goes up against Annie Mae, where he tries to "make anime great again." Specifically, he targets moe-Slice of Life, and when he wins, he claims that all anime is now MD Geist.
  • [Blahblahblah Mario 64 Genesis]:
    • He begins by talking about an e-mail sent to him with porn involving Satan and a skeleton with wings. The skeleton says that the viewer should be jealous, and goes "WE'RE DEMONS FROM HELLLLLLL..." Joel's impersonation of the skeleton and his following comment about how it's made him a bigger man (but not "in the pants") is what really sells it.
    • The Slippy-Slidey Ice World's music is a 16-bit remix of... the Jeopardy theme. This also plays for the end screen.
    • As pointed out in the comments, as unfair as the ice level was, it seems unlikely that the final area could top it, right? Cue the cave level killing Mario at the start if he doesn't move right. And pipes that lead back to the beginning. It also has "EXIT?" trollishly spelt out in coins, with coin-arrows pointing to various paths. It's almost as if the bootleggers were trying to make a Kaizo-esque game on purpose.
    • The final (and only) boss has to be seen to be believed: a black ball with the weirdest smile imaginable, that turns to the side and shoots out bullet bills while looking like Pac-Man. Also, fitting in line with the game's growing Fake Difficulty, the boss is unbelievable: You have to hit it in a frame-perfect way ten times.
    • For the ending, Joel edits the "THE END" and replaces it with "YOU FUCKING IDIOT." He later splices Luigi's head over Mario's and Peach's.
One of the Other Guys:
  • Logan Kart 8: [I think this one might already be on that page...]
    • He notes that he loves how the controls of the game actually work... just seconds before his controller becomes unresponsive.
    • The sheer absurdity of the game itself — Logan, Nagol, regular Wario and Waluigi, a Sonic knockoff named "Speedy," Bob (a R.O.B. knockoff), "Jimmy," and... someone named Bike-Obber race in, among other things, a shopping cart, a cement mixer, and
  • Shit Show, Part 7:
    • Vinny's reaction to coming across a game that plasters a certain... odd Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location fanart is a simple "...Abort. Abort, abort, abort, abort!" until he successfully closes the game.
  • He plays a hacked Super Smash Bros. Melee [Or was it Brawl, I can't remember] where everyone is given extremely overpowered moves. He, at one point, has a giant Pikachu hit the opponent from anywhere on the screen with its jab attack. Because of the... hip movements Pikachu is making, Vinny dubs this attack "The Booty Blast."

Home Alone.

Luigi's Mansion.

Video Game Levels A To F
  • "Revenge of Edzilla" from Ed, Edd n' Eddy: The Mis-Edventures. The fact that you're playing as, for all intents and purposes (it's all part of Ed's imagination), a kaiju with the goal to destroy as many buildings as you can? Check. The Imagine Spot setting that is completely unlike anything related to Ed, Edd n' Eddy, being set in a series of islands with increasingly large cities? Check. A surprising amount of detail, down to a train on the final island that will fall off if you break its tracks? Check. A boss fight against a three-way fusion monster version of the Kanker Sisters? Check. The way the level throws the game's team-switching on its head and you're just playing as a solo Ed for the entire journey? Check. Definitely one of the neatest parts of the game.

    Too Many Biomes 

  Light Neutral(/"Bright") Dark Grayed
Orange Echo Cliffs Canyon Shifting Stone  
Yellow Arcade Sands Desert Storm Sands  
Chartreuse Mystic Islands Floating Islands Blacklight Islands  
Green Bloomwoods Forest Darkwoods  
Spring Green Refreshing Rises Wind Valley Howling Hills  
Cyan Cleansers Springs Boilers  
Azure Musical Puddles Swampland Grim Wetlands  
Blue Sparkle Lake Lake Vortex  
Violet Animal Land Meat Garden Spreading Flesh  
Magenta Fume Crystals Toxic Caves Venomous Caverns  
Rose Red Flower Rainforest Jungle Wild Petaltraps  
Red Dancing Fires Volcanic Lands Hellflame Wasteland  
White Heavensnow Taiga Tundra Eternal Blizzard  
Black Medical Zone Defense Depot Weapons Factory  

The starting point of each world is Dekstop, which is initially surrounded by a random ring of the "rainbow" elemental twelve biomes. Of these, ten of them are their Neutral type by default, but one of them will be their Dark-colored counterpart, and another will be their Light-colored counterpart. The forest, as it is the tamest of the main-rainbow twelve, has a larger chance of being Neutral than the others: it is set to have 1/3 of the chance to be Dark as the others and 1/9 of the chance to be Light. The initial snow-themed "white" biome will always be located near the fire-themed "red" biome of the rainbow twelve (although independant, other red- and white-marked biomes can and often will spawn at other points farther out on the map), and the weapons-themed "black" biome will always be on the other end of the forest from Dekstop. (Although more black biomes can spawn at distant points.) The white and black biomes can also be Light or Dark counterparts; the determination of this is independant from each-other and the rainbow twelve's status. (Meaning that both of them can be Dark-tinted, )

Labostoep is always located near Dekstop, but it is not recommended to go there without endgame equipment. Neither Dekstop nor Labostoep have any counterpart biomes. Each of the main fourteen biomes also has some mini-biomes; the ring will have one of each, the farther biomes may have all, some, or even none of their respective mini-biomes. However, the green biome that starts is part of the initial ring of the fourteen will always have a Forest Temple. This is also the only "dungeon-like" structure in the game, as Water said that he did not want to fall under the "cliche" of pyramid-like structures in the desert or any temples in the jungle.

Dark Biomes

Despite what the name would imply or the sinister names of the individial biomes, Dark biomes are not necessarily evil at all. However, they are somewhat more difficult compared to their Neutral counterparts.

Light Biomes

Light biomes are not necessarly "good" and even more difficult than their respective Dark counterparts.

Grayed Biomes

Grayed biomes are "mechanical" in terms of their general nature.

Orange Biomes

Yellow Biomes

Chartreuse Biomes

Green Biomes

Spring Green Biomes

Cyan Biomes

Azure Biomes

Blue Biomes

Violet Biomes

Magenta Biomes

Rose Red Biomes

Red Biomes

All three "red" biomes are high-temperatures wastelands with a fire and lava theme.


EI & Binding of Isaac (Major spoilers for all expansions of Isaac)

Ninthee & Mom:
  • The not-anywhere-near-final final boss
  • Possibly insane, possibly has a point about you being a demon
  • Shouts your name a lot

Lilith & Mom's Heart/It Lives:
  • Takes place in a really bizarre arena idea
  • Eventually cuts the bullshit and fires lasers
  • MAKE YOUR CHOICE (except Lilith offers four choices, and you can go back and do other ones — hell, you have to in order to get Singularity to start assimilating shit)

Tintael & Isaac:
  • Holy-ish themed
  • Fights kind of like you, except not really at all
  • Location is Not-Heaven

Zhadiissa & Satan:
  • Unholy-ish themed
  • Been helping you throughout the game
  • Location is Not-Hell

Tintatta & ???:
  • Photographs & zombies
  • Associated with chests (in this case, Tintatta gives you a giant chest that explodes with cash)
  • Fight against your dead counterpart

Zhadiiyya & Lamb:
  • DON'T INVERT THE COLORS OF THE PICTURE OR WEIRD SHIT WILL HAPPEN
  • Blackouts & bones
  • Lower than alt-hell

(Note to self: Names based on "Tone" for one of the other two routes. That's mixing a color with gray.)

Fatephinal & Hush:
  • Suffocation (In Fatephinal's case, her mask resembles this)
  • Found in freaky blue area with faces everywhere
  • Isn't going anywhere for a long time

Floakazh & Ultra Greed (well, also, in EI's case, there's six other "Ultra Sin" bosses so to speak (and its "Ultra Pride" is different from the Edmund-miniboss)):
  • Money
  • Associated with wanting lots of shit
  • GIGANTIC ASS

Kristie & Mega:
  • Locked away distantly
  • Fucking huge
  • "The true-ish final boss almost except not really"

Singularity & Delirium:
  • The true true TRUE final boss
  • Involves getting a lot of the game's shit being thrown back at you at once
  • Insanity (in Singularity's case, he was a project built out of Ninthee's insanity)

Basically, "final" boss wise it's kind of a ripoff of Isaac although it's not really a ripoff in any other way.


HRT-9, better known by her self-designated name Ninthee, is a major character and the final boss prior to the HRT Explosion. She has the highest stats out of anyone prior to the Explosion (All of which are sets of nines, which is both in reference to her number and how video games tend to cap states in sets of nine), and is widely considered the hardest boss of the first half.

  • Location/Biome: Infinity Amusement Park
  • Primary Weapon: The Four Walls
  • Health: 99,999
  • Attack: 999
  • Defense: 999


A comparison between world maps immediately before (left) and after (right) fighting Ninthee and triggering the HRT Expansion on the same playthrough. Note the large amount of alien planets in the background of the latter.

Choose your fate.

The Emazh population has skyrocketed!

The Second Half, also less-formally known as the HRT Expansion, is a major change to the world following Ninthee's first defeat.

Start

After beating Ninthee's four walls, each of them will glow in a respective symbol corresponding to a major Second Half character/route.


Material is a general group of collectables that can be used to create a collection of items. Most of the game's items are made from material, although certain rare ones — like the swords that make up the Rainbow Soulbound —

First Half

Name Location In-Game Description Notes
 
Data-ite Infinity Amusement Park "You feel the warm hold of Ninthee embracing you." The strongest first-half raw material in the game

Second Half

Name Location In-Game Description Notes
Ignorite Slowdeath Core "You feel the cool hold of Fatephinal approaching you."  
Originium Labostoep "It feels like the very creation of the universe itself." Endgame material for some of the strongest weapons and armor of the game


Singularity is a Second-Half, post Fatephinal/Kristie boss that serves as the final boss of Emazh In.

    Shout-Outs 

  • The game deals a lot to Gravity Falls, which (pretty muchindirectly) is one of its biggest inspirations:
    • Alexia/Alexander is not intentionally named after show creator Alex Hirsch (Water says he just picked the first "A" names that came to his mind and stuck with it), but Force Forest takes that part of its name from Gravity Falls. There's no such pun of the name, though.
    • One of the yellow-haired Charges is dealing with a manor being haunted by a ghost that can turn people in to pseudo-wood. Beth is considerably different from Pacifica (or any Northwest, for that matter), but it's otherwise the same
    • During the minute you have control over the humans between Kristie's defeat and the proper Singularity fight, the "apocalypse" he initiates has him causing a giant cross of yellow-ish energy in the sky that resembles Weirdmageddon.
  • The Binding of Isaac also gets its share:
    • Water admits that everything from the battle with Ninthee onwards rips off the chapter structure of Isaac from the Mom battle onwards: You beat a boss, which gives you a number of options. Then there's another "standard" level (well, actually, anywhere from one to fifteen depending on how many, if any, of the Spatial Towers you go through before hopping to the Parallel Pocket) before that option actually determines where you'll go next. The order is a bit switched around here — there's also a blue area associated with dying, but that must be visited after the "split," while in Isaac it's before. After all of that, you get to assemble a key that opens the door to a giant mega-boss, and from that is a battle against the grand True Final Boss with the default form of a giant head that tests your skills against everything else in the game. There's also optional bosses based on the Sins, albeit super-boss versions of all of them. The greed one even has the largest butt, a reference to Ultra Greed's infamous ass.
    • In Isaac, the Polaroid and Negative both say "Fate chosen" when picked up. In Emazh In, beating Ninthee — giving you the four options to help in the Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors for the mid-Second Half — gives a message saying "Chose your fate." (Although you can get and craft the other three items in the same run, after you've beat their respective bosses Mega Man style.)
    • The "Cihyimkay [CMYK] Tri-Beam" that Ninthee has a 1/3 chance of dropping is basically Brimstone from the game mixed with a triple shot. Lilith and Fatephinal can both drop similar, but more powerful items.
  • The closest the world has to a Santa Claus Emazh is robotic, someone who has extremely strict naughty/nice standards and obsessed with laser guns.
  • Ninthee is basically a Cthulhumanoid. One of her pixel-images portrays her with her eyes having mouths, and her brain (which is just floating independantly) as having a heart with an eye inside it. She's also the landlady of the Lunar Sector of Infinity Amusement Park, making her a sort-of Moon Lady. Or, if you select HRT-9 to be the male Ninthan, a Moon Lord.

  • April Fools' Day:
    • The April 1st of 2027 update featured a new "Because You Guys Didn't Think the Original was Hard Enough" difficulty to Arena Mode, where every single enemy in every single wave was replaced with then-True Final Boss Fatephinal. In addition, certain rooms would contain "DLC Boxes," which supposedly charged a ridiculous amount of a new currency that required a comically large amount of real-life money (attempting to follow the link the game gives you just leads to a fake error message with Ninthee saying to come back tomorrow). Finally, the joke update added the option to have "Events!!!" which were a Take That! at poorly-thought out random events that only really screw over the player (one such event was that you might ''randomly drop dead', in a game where your characters otherwise never die; another caused the game to fake-crash and then actually close itself).
  • Arc Words:
    • "Imagine," fitting with the game's themes of complex thoughts. Ninthee will go on and on about imagination, and most of the Charged HRTs have a similar obsession over it — regardless of their actual personalities. Olivia and both of the human leads are also big daydreamers. Hell, the title sounds like it — "Emazh," the less-technical term for HRT units, and "In" a shorthand for "is now in place for a plan." In other words, your fight command is "Imagine."
    • "Singularity" is also one. The initial villain Ninthee constantly talks about trying to cause one. On the Second Half, several otherwise unrelated major bosses will bring it up even when another word would suffice, and the True True Final Boss of the game is named Singularity. And he's trying to .
  • Infinity+1 Element: Emazh In has so many of these that it might as well be the first game to have its own page to itself. To give a very brief, overly simple summary:
    • Data (which is generally a unique hot pink, but can be solid or energy) is, bar none, the strongest element in the First Half. You only have access to it in the "last" (you're generally encouraged to do a pure biome, a dark biome, a light biome, and a toned biome, then Infinity Amusement Park — you can go through the other biomes or even skip some, but the IAP is your end-of-First-Half target) area of the First Half. It gives ridiculously strong armor and can floor all fourteen of the original elements and all of their counterparts. Don't get too exited: Ninthee, the boss of this area, is drastically more difficult than any other First Half boss. You will need that Data. But then...
    • The Second Half introduces stronger fifth space-themed variations of the original fourteen elements, but even those are curbed stomped by Parallelite. The stuff found in the Parallel Pocket, and its .
    • Then there's the smaller circle of Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: the embodiments of the four "color varieties" themselves. Pureness, Shade, Tint, and Tone (the third is not to be confused with Light, one of the earliest elements you have access to). They're faux-"holy" or "unholy" elements, except spread out in a really weird four-way manner. Each of these could slightly beat what they're effective against, but completely stomp everything below them, including Data to a lesser extent. But then...
    • Beating the main boss of each of those events nets you pieces to a drill-craft that sends you to Slowdeath Core. The place is practically an inversion of the Infinity Amusement Park, and thus its respective element is an inversion of Data — Ignorance/Ignorite. Blue metal stuff that also shifts its appearance and phase.
    • Beating Fatephinal, the Charged Emazh running the Slowdeath Core, finally grants access to Labostoep's inner buildings. (Labostoep itself could be explored, in brief, since the beginning of the game.) From there, you'll find the true Infinity +1 Element: Originium. Apparently, it's a substance that has the power to cause entire big bangs, although for a number of obvious reasons you can't do this in the game.
  • Jackass Genie:
    • Genie/djinn-like Emazhes
    • For a meta example, Water himself. Keep bugging him to add something in the game, and chances are he'll make it shitty for fun. He also overlaps with Literal Genie, as asking him to add gore in the game (although most of those requests were jokes) prompted him to give some animal enemies the ability to "gore" you (really just a fancy alternate ramming attack) as well as small triangular pieces of land. As a joke, asking something along the lines of "remove the option to play without the shadow suits under the Emazhes' outfits" will result in him responding with "So you want me to make less-modest Emazhes mandatory now?"
  • Magikarp Power:
    • You know those elemental swords you've been gettig across the First Half that seem cool at first, but feel like they become beans before you're even at the Infinity Amusement Park? Yeah, keep on to them. Once you get all twelve, they can be merged together to become the Rainbow Soulbond, a sword that deals fuckloads of damage (even to Second Half bosses up until Fatephinal! This means that, if you get it early enough, you can cheese more of the Second Half/Post-HRT Explosion) and can summon a extremely powerful ghostly image that alternates between the main twelve Charges as it deals one powerful attack after another. The best part is that it automatically attacks enemies with whatever element they are specifically weak to, for twelve different elements, making them also deal extra damage to anyone who isn't purely weak to one of the "other" elements. (Which is a lot, even for residents not tied to the main twelve.)
    • Don't treat any HRTs who have Abilities related to fast-typing like trash or fodder right away. If you've got Electrostone and can build your own electronics, suddenly they're fast hackers that can whip up some of the best weapons in the game electronically.
  • Quicksand Box: The only real requirements you're given for the First Half is that you need to start at Dekstop and eventually get to the Infinity Amusement Park somehow. You can tackle any of the surrounding biomes in any order. While this was made in mind so that future runs will not feel so same-y, it can be overwhelming for new players. First-timer players are recommended to do them in the alphabetical order of their Charges. (Well, the Charges of their Neutral biomes — if your nearby green biome is Dark or Light, you're out of luck.
  • Variable Mix: While ascending the inner Star Scrapers of Labostoep, the theme goes through four variants that slowly turn it from a calm, "busy city theme" to a theme that would be more fitting for some grand godly battle. Considering how you are about to go to fight, for all intents and purposes, (mechanical) God herself (or himself, depending on settings), this is more than appropriate.

Spooks

  • The four Violet Biomes seem lovely at first. Then you notice that the centers of the flowers are actually blinking at you. And you realize that by being "meat-themed," the game doesn't mean "garden of animals," it means that the whole place is made out of some kind of weird purpleish meat stuff.
  • Pirates are extremely difficult to pacify/negotiate and are almost as terrible as real-life pirates. They're also tough as nails.
  • Lilith's parallel pocket dimension is
  • Everything about Singularity, the True Final Boss. Well, except his appearance — he looks considerably non-threatening. Unless you count the fact that (and this isn't something the concept art portrays) he's roughly about fifteen-twenty feet tall. Oh yeah, he can assimilate the entire Emazh race, including Kristie and those that were barely created (via linking himself with the Fountain). The fact that Ninthee — the same person who constantly teases people with divine powers, including the Top God of them — is afraid of him, despite being the person who friggin' created the thing.
    • Perhaps the worst is the buildup. You've just beaten Kristie and could swear that this is finally the end of the game. Then a bunch of wires take her and pull her off to parts unknown, and Carlson and Lizzen are both stripped naked. You get the message: "Be prepared. The end is approaching." and the music completely cuts off. You spent the next solid sixty seconds with the option to explore anywhere else in the world, except everything's deserted and there is no music. Then you look up and notice the giant yellow X of energy in the sky, with faint numbers counting down the seconds. When it hits zero, you get Singularity's boss screen — except instead of an even split, it's Carlson and Lizzen by themselves, facing away from the player, watching as several tentacles strike the ground and the monotonous-looking assimilated pile of Emazhes slowly fades into view.
      • The fact that the warning message that the Singularity battle is about to begin is a reference to a prank phone call from The Sims hardly makes this better:
    • If you land an especially powerful attack on Singularity, there is a chance that he will, for a split second, shift his appearance from his "Gray Nepeta's Hat" look to a giant, pained skull. Considering who built him, this isn't surprising.

You might notice something...

RG and "expansions:"
  • Main Humans/Playable Charactersnote 
  • Emazhes/HRT Units:
    • Olivia
    • Main Chargesnote 
    • Major Bosses
      • Ninthee
    • Other HRTs:
      • White and Red-Cyan Biomes
      • Black and Spring Green-Rose Red Biomes
      • Second Half

Main Characters

    Both of Them 

  • Aerith and Bob: Carlson and... Lizzen. Their prototype names (well, sort of, Word of God is that a lot of ideas were shifted around and now these two are barely he same as their initial selves) were even weirder — Brad and Lizzeel.
  • Badass Normal: As humans and not Emazhes, they have no Abilities whatsoever. Most of their problems are solved by talking to Emazhes and getting their help, and failing that, their fists in improvized ways.
  • Battle Couple: A married couple that occasionally go on adventures to break up their mundane and monotonous lives.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Take on several extremely powerful Emazhes and canonically win, including the very creator of their universe.

    Carlson  

Organization is the key. Division is the lock.

A man highly devoted to his job at the Gear Factory who also doubles as a "hunter of the strange." Lizzen manages to convince him to go along and investigate the portal leading over to the Emazh's "box" world.

    Lizzen  

MAN, that was fun.

A woman who works at the Wrench Factory

Other Humans

    Dave 

  • Big Bad Wannabe:
  • Disappointing Last Level: Invoked in-universe and out. His "hidden path" is intentionally supposed to feel lackluster and moronic, a Take That! at poorly-written meta fiction in general and stories that suffer a huge plumet in quality near the end. Despite having a threatening form, he's a huge Anti-Climax Boss
  • Meaningful Name: It's a heavy corruption of "fun killer" in French. Considering how setting things up so that you'll face him as an endboss will lock that particular run out of the entire Second Half,

Emazhes

    Emazhes/HRTs in General 

HRTs (standing for Human-Replicating Tera-Wisps, the acronym is pronounced the exact same way as "Heart"); also informally called Emazhes

  • Aerith and Bob: Names can range from really weird fictional ones like "Teldisamet" to ordinary ones like "Jane." This isn't even a random-generation thing — the first Charged Emazh in the game you'll encounter is named Ninthee, and the two after that are Olivia and Alexia.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: They are all procedurally generated in appearance, and there are a lot of possibilities, all of which are in any given run in the game (but RNG randomizes where you actually find them aside from some key plot characters). They can have any skin, hair, eye, or even nail or blood color of the rainbow; a number of body types; extra or less limbs and/or eyes; and some kind of additional feature(s) like wings or the like.
  • Censor Shadow: There's a noteworthy dark patch on each and every one of them between their legs, which is especially noticeable as they could go around naked. Even with Olivia's default outfit, it's possible to get glimpses of it. Word of God is that whatever they've got between their legs is up to interpretation.
  • Purely Asthetic Gender: Whatever gender you select for them collectively, or whatever you pick in the complicated customizer (only available after beating Singularity (or whatever the final boss was in older versions)), or through randomizing all the genders, has no effect on gameplay at all.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Ninthee is the only Emazh in a completely full suit, and her outfit is unique and specifically referred to in-game as hers (although you can get multiple copies of it as a uniform — it doesn't change much, being a vanity item).
  • Theme Naming: Mostly with the first nine from HRT-1 to HRT-9, which are number-based in some way:
    • HRT-1,
    • HRT-2, HRT-3, and HRT-4: Respectively Dubvissia, Ineieah, and Muutspihda are named after The Binding of Isaac items that respectively allow Issac to fire two, three, and four tears at once. (20/20 with the pickup line "Double Vision," Inner Eye, and Mutant Spider.)
    • HRT-9, "Ninthee," is a corruption of "nine" with an addition to "make it sound faux-cute." Word of God is that any resemblance to "Nintendo" is coincidental — Water just mentally corrupted "nine" to sound vaguely like a non-human name and stuck with the first result.

    HRT- (Olivia / Oliver) 

M-me? The Band leader? Okay, I wasn't expecting that...

Ability: Energy bullet generation

The first friendly HRT that the human couple meets and, as of 1.4, the only noteworthy non-Charged Dekstop resident.

  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Water makes it a point that Olivia might be a bit socially awkward, but she is not some kind of helpless little animal. Given enough energy and she could defend herself with mini-Bullet Hell patterns, and she's significantly powerful even for someone Uncharged, let along someone that's only 19.

Charged HRTs

    In General 

  • Elemental Powers: Most of the important onces you come across have Abilities relating to the elements. First Half ones are generally physical to some degree, while Second Half ones are more "abstract" elements.

    Green-Biome Guardians 

Alexia (Female Option)/Alexander (Male Option)

Ability: Mastery over plant generation

A plant elemental/dryad HRT in charge of a given Neutral forest named Force Forest. She's intended to be the first Charged HRT first-time players encounter (excluding the scripted beginning with Ninthee).

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She initially seems like a benevolent ruler and her place comes off as practically a forest utopia with easy, high-paying jobs that only require you to work tiny shifts two days a week. Hell, she even indirectly saves you after nearly being captured by Ninthee. However, she has a rather irrational hatred towards any of the other charges — she mostly attacked Ninthee out of this same hatred, and not because of Ninthee's actual actions. Attempting to even negotiate with someone outside of her domain, or expressing any interest at all in actually trying to talk to Kristie, is grounds for losing your job. Then there's her belief in only fighting for yourself if approved to it and using a defense army otherwise, but she gets out of that fairly quickly.
  • Garden Garment: Just wears one leaf and a handful of vines by default. Has a "formal wear" that's more like a log being worn as a dress (yes, even for Alexander)
  • Expy: Of Professor Rose from Water's earlier run:gifocalypse under Great Pikmin Fan, with more emphasis on the "follow exactly what I believe in or I'll turn against you at the drop of a hat."
  • Jerkass: It might not be obvious at first, but she's this towards other Charged HRTs. It's still not initially obvious as she mostly acts rude to ones that kind of deserve it, but she also attacks decent leaders that don't seem to be doing anything wrong. Once your army/Band has more Charges in it, she comes off as much meaner until Character Development finally kicks in during the Second Half.
  • Mr. Exposition: Moreso than Olivia, your actual Emazh companion for most of the game. She's the one

A "dark" plant elemental/dryad HRT in charge of Dark forests/Darkwoods, which regardless of exact location is named .

    Spring Green-Biome Guardians 

    Cyan-Biome Guardians 

    Azure-Biome Guardians 

    Blue-Biome Guardians 

    Violet-Biome Guardians 

    Magenta-Biome Guardians 

    Rose Red-Biome Guardians 

    Red-Biome Guardians 

    Orange-Biome Guardians 

Droyzzka (Female Option) / Droyznot (Male Option)

    Yellow-Biome Guardians 

    Chartreuse-Biome Guardians 

    White-Biome Guardians 

    Black-Biome Guardians 

    Second Half-Biome Guardians 

Major Bosses

    HRT- 9 (Ninthee / Ninthan) 

Ability: Using data of fictional characters to bring them to life.

The first Emazh our heroes come across. One of the Single Digits, she

  • All Your Powers Combined: Her "Data element" attacks sort-of resemble and flip the general appearance of (if while all remaining the same hot pink, both for stylistic choices and so as to not completely burn the eyes of the people playing the game) the "main" twelve First Half elements.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Between her general obsessive personality, her need for "assimilation," bizarre self-portraits that look almost nothing like her, and the way she describes herself as "seeing colors in everything" (Word of God confirms that she does have synesthesia, but this particular thing is something else), it's implied that she sees the world in a vastly different way than most people do. Based on the confused reaction from Olivia, this isn't an Emazh thing, it's a Ninthee thing.
  • Big Bad: She's the reason Carlson and Lizzen are stuck in the Emazh world to begin with and constantly taunts them throughout the game. Unusually, she's still this long after your actual battle with her — if you chose not to recruit her,
  • Boring, but Practical: Her favorite method of attacking is to send a complete square or rectangle, wall-to-wall, of her "Data beams" and have it sweep across the given room. It's unavoidable by normal means (hopefully by that point you have party members that can help you parry, teleport, etc) and hurts like a son of a gun, but it's not particularly flashy.
  • Character Tics: She often stands (and, while floating, lying down) with her arms crossed behind her back, backs of her hands to her stomach, with her index and middle fingers stuck out together while her other fingers are curled in. When you finally get to the Infinity Amusement Park, it's revealed that this is something she does to her civilian Emazhes when expecting a salute from them.
  • Cthulhumanoid: What part of her One-Winged Angel battle form looks like. Her octopus-like traits first seem like a nod to her inspiration (and hentai jokes), but as the First Half of the first (successful) run goes on it becomes increasingly obvious that it's actually more of a Cthulhu reference.
  • Disc One Final Boss: She's the force that's been hunting you down the whole game, has some remark on all the major Charges you come across, and sits in an ominous floating amusement park high in the sky. Is she the final boss? Of 1.0, yes. Of every other update, not even close.
  • Expy:
    • She's basically .GIFfany from Gravity Falls if she was a mastermind manipulator and the Big Bad (in a way). Both are pink-haired sociopathic digital/robotic-like beings that will do anything in their power to keep the target of their obsession to keep playing their game. Fitting as Emazh In basically started off as Water's attempt to take a .GIFfany-centric Gravity Falls fan fic and make it its own thing, as he felt that said story edged way too closely to In-Name-Only territory by having a ton of original characters yet only seven canonical characters doing anything of note.
    • Water said that most of the major Second Half bosses are inspired by major bosses in The Binding of Isaac. She's not a Second Half boss, but she's the "Mom" of the bunch — the Disc One Final Boss, beating her offers a choice (in this case, one of the four shard sets),
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Both her in-game model and her dialogue portraits have a bad habit of looking directly at the player when she's getting impatient or angry. In her versus splash screen, she's reaching across the split screen, stroking Carlson and Lizzen's chins.
  • Hate Sink: Word of God is that practically everything she says to Carlson and/or Lizzen in the First Half is designed to get you angry. She'll always comes out triumphant, no matter what you do. Show that you're not a friend of the way Emazhes settle things by not recruiting that many Charges to your party and just generally trying to get to her place with as small of a band as possible? She'll call you edgy and thank you for getting rid of anyone that could potentially "get in the way" of her goals. Do the opposite, try to show her The Power of Friendship or... something by going out of your way to befriend each and every Charge until you're pretty much vastly overprepared for fighting her? She's aware that some of the Charges and indeed Emazhes in general can be a bit jerkass-y, so she'll think that they've been softening you up and you'll eventually just find her as "friend material" because you're a doormat. Try attacking her after her battle? She'll call you pathetic for focusing more on your "relatable hate" while she was actually a great leader to the millions in her place, and for letting other, more questionable Emazhs off the hook. Spare her and try to befriend her? That's exactly what she wants out of you. To think she's a good friend.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: She's the main reason why Emazh In is considered a meta game without ever actually, directly breaking the fourth wall or having the characters aknowledge they're in a video game. (Except for Dave, but nobody likes Dave. Fuck Dave.) She fights you through four solid structures arranged in a wall called the "Four Walls," talks an awful lot about being lost in fiction, her Ability is bringing fictional characters "to life," some of her talk portraits are directly facing the player instead of being at a 45 degree angle, and she seems to talk about "humans and Emazhes" more like players and characters. The way she words that Carlson and Lizzen will "always just come back" also sounds like she's talking about players starting new runs, and she seems to be aware that you "losing" doesn't always mean the end. Despite this, she doesn't ever actually break the fourth wall, and Word of God confirms that she cannot.
  • Opening the Sandbox: Inverted. After beating her, the game becomes somewhat more linear for the Second Half. There are more "checkpoint bosses" that you have to face in a certain order (Lilith must be defeated to gain access to the Four Extremes; you beat one of the bosses there, than their stronger counterpart in the biome's deep counterpart; beat all four of those to fight Fatephinal, who gives you the key to Kristie's place, and beating Kristie adavances the plot foreward so that Singularity starts trying to assimilate everyone), and only four "major paths" in contrast to the initial twelve/fourteen.
  • The Reveal: She leads to several.
    • This one edges to a Late-Arrival Spoiler, but the designation "HRT" meaning "Human-Replicating Tera-Wisp" implies that they were created by humans. No, it's actually the other way around. [Might flip that around after all...]
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink. Considerably less reddish than Olivia's, but she still has hot pink hair despite otherwise (considering the sheer variety in Emazhes) looking human.

    HRT- (Lilith / ) 

  • Wake-Up Call Boss: You have to fight her before picking one of the Four Extremes. She basically serves to show that the Second Half is more linear and does not fuck around.

    HRT- (Fatephinal / ) 

A very mysterious Emazh that only shows up after beating the four extremes. She holds the one mold that can actually forge a key to Kristie's house.

    HRT- 0 (Kristie / Kristahn) 

Ability: Automatic high skill knowledge in the Abilities of all other Emazhes.

The creator of the Fountain that gives birth to all other Emazhes. Despite living at the top of Labostoep's tallest building, and said building being part of an apartment with a live and active population, very few people have seen her in millennia. Ninthee seems to be one of them though, so go "ask" her!

  • All Your Powers Combined: Basically her Ability. Anything any other Emazh ever created can do, she can also do that, except usually at a higher skill level. It's noted that she takes her Abilities from them, and not the other way around (where the Abilities are each single-powers that she has) — Kristie had no such massive control over the elements, magic, etc until she made the Fountain.
  • Astral Finale: She's battled in space, and her house is a Star Scraper that also serves as the absolute highest structure on the initial Emazh planet.
  • Brown Note: Subverted. Ninthee mentions that the one mortal who looked at her naked from the front died from the sight, but this is just BS. Ninthee isn't lying — said guy just had a weak heart to begin with.
  • The Dreaded: A number of paintings seen throughout the game, particularly in the art-obsessed jungle biomes, depicts her as a massive shadowy figure with a meanacing zig-zagging mouth and wide eyes. She's considered someone that can put fear into even lesser gods, and even Ninthee seems to be a bit nervous when her name comes up. Ultimately subverted. She's actually pretty friendly. Although she still is damn-near omnipotent.
  • The Eeyore: Holy hell, is she depressed. Always a downer at all times and always blaming herself for every single thing that goes wrong. Being indirectly linked to the total extinction of three seperate attempts at creating life from a distance without much of a real way to actually bring the individual people back can do that to someone. She does finally cheer up near the ending.
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger: She's only recruitable literally seconds before Singularity rises. And beating Singularity ends the run. You could try running the hell away from him once his event is initiated if you really want to toy around with having the Top God on your army, but you can't really do much else since all of the regions are deserted of Emazhes as they're part of the assimilation. You could, however, end up with her in your army in the Band Select mode, although as you could customize your standing Band this obviously does not give you any achievements.
  • Expy:
    • She's one of Asgore Dreemurr battle-wise. She prevents you from leaving when the fight starts and refuses to look at you while attacking, throws stronger variations of past attacks at you, and the key is being more violent than usual in the game.
    • Word of God is that a chunk of her came from the Zeekeeper. Namely, rainbow-ish deities that hav disappeared for a long time and completely subvert the way one would expect a god to act.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: The top half of her face is always in shadow in some way during her battle, keeping her eyes covered.
  • Four Is Death: Inverted. Humanity as we know it was her fourth sapeint creation, not counting the Emazhes. It was the first (so far) to not end in a total apocalypse. And it's definitely the first to survive for more than a few thousand years.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She really doesn't like the idea of being the top being in the universe.
  • Leitmotif: "You Know You're Fighting the Maker of Your Universe, Right," her main battle theme. It starts off as a slow, somber piano piece that quickly goes through several other genres (a collective remix of various past biome themes), before finally ending on a lengthy rock guitar piece. There are two remixes of the piano portion: One when Alexia first talks about her, and a different one when exploring her house. Everything else is unique to the battle.
  • Marathon Boss: Has 496 octodecillionnote  hit points and a number of healing moves (though these can all be prevented). Even with top-tier equipment, you're gonna be in space for a while.
  • The Older Immortal: The first... nine-ish or so digits of Emazhes are pretty old in of themselves, except Kristie — the maker of the whole race — has them all beat by more eons, apparently existing before the universe itself.
  • The Omniscient: Downplayed. As Abilities related to knowledge are transplanted into her head as soon as those Emazhes are made, she knows a lot of stuff. About everything. And has the most accurate future predictions. Yet still, not even her predictions are certain, and if one is told about it, they are much more likely to change it. (As future-prediction goes by the rules of Next — Once you see it, it changes, because you know how it goes and will try to make it different. There is no Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Emazh In.)
  • Perpetual Frowner: The only time she ever really smiles in-game is during the good ending.
  • Point of No Return: Once you challenge her, you either lose that run or you make it to the end of it. There are no other options. She even specifically warns you that you cannot go back after selecting to battle her.
  • Reality Warper: She mentions that she can easily tear into and create entirely new dimensions like nothing. And can and will do exactly that in her battle.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfits may seem modest compared to most of the other Emazhes, until you see that they all only cover her from the front. The back half is completely bare. Not that this is seen in much in-battle — she's always making sure to face you.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: Her name is a fancy alternate spelling of "Christie." Not quite the name one would associate with the creator of everything (Word of God is that [[Useful Notes/Jesus those]] parallels were completely unintentional, and her name is actually based on picking a similar name as Carrie, another SBIG reference).
  • Top God: Charged Emazhes are considered gods by many people, and most of the ones you meet have skills that can be described as Elemental Powers on steroids. Kristie is the goddess of them, and as the creator of her own world and many more — including Earth — she definitely fits the goddess mark.
  • Walking Spoiler: Being Top God and the penultimate boss of the entire game pretty much earns that spot right away. Hell, even the fact that she's not the final boss — especially as the game implies that if she even is seen or fought, it'd be at the very end.

    Spoiler Character! 

Singularity (Unofficially "HRT-∞")

A robot designed by Ninthee to make for a "single expanding experience of fun." Unfortuantely, Ninthee's request to him ended up accidentally being the one thing she was trying to not make him do.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Due to not being a HRT/Emazh, you cannot customize/randomize his gender. He never specifies anything other than a plural "we" after assimilating everyone, but HRT-9 will refer to him as the opposite gender of what you picked for her... despite looking exactly the same no matter what.
  • Assimilation Plot: What he ultimately ties to do. Assimilating humans proves to be a bit harder — this is his only weakness.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: He genuinely thinks that the entire population being downloaded together and preserved in a machine that links them up with the virtual world is the best possible outcome for everyone, even if it means letting the rest of the world go to rot, even if it means taking people against their own will. Once he has is explained to him that this is a bad idea, he's a genuinely nice guy considering how his creator... isn't.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He also assimilates Kristie, who is more-or-less the god of Emazh In's world.
  • Expy:
    • Word of God is that, while he's never been a Castlevania player, he took the design of "several nude humanoids clustered to one being" from Legion. This is not Singularity himself, but rather the end result of his assimilation.
    • He actually somewhat resembles a gray, gigantic version of Nepeta's hat with different facial features. Years ago, under GPF, Water wrote Paper John: Sticker Star, where Nepeta's Hat was the final Big Bad and had a transformation that involved Combat Tentacles that resembles Singularity.
    • run:gifocalypse-wise, he's basically .GIFfany from the "Special Ending" variation of chapter 13. A ridiculously powerful being that assimilates those of its related species and ultimately tries to pull in the human that started it all in to the mass as well.
  • Fan Disservice: Given that the whole game is a giant middle finger to "against their will"-type fanservice, it's fitting that the one character that can invoke Clothing Damage does so in an extremely creepy way — he's a near-emotionless droid that hooks everyone up to each other in a "machine" where they basically become a gigantic zombie-like blob with Ghostly Gapes.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • He appears right there, in peson, on a table in the Infinity Amusement Park on the first visit, unfinished. Regardless of whether or not you even challenge Ninthee, if you leave and come back, he's gone.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: He strips anyone he assimilates as well as the two human protagonists. So his assimilaties pull this off, as do anyone that fights him. It's a full-blown naked finale.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Unless you count Dave (and most people wouldn't), he's the only major boss in the game that is neither not another HRT. He's played with in a completely different manner than the other bosses — instead of putting your skills to the test, you're stripped of everything but up to three items and you have to rebuild your army from the ground-up as you undo his assimilation. Even his "boss split-screen cut-in" is completely different from everyone else's — instead of a Binding of Isaac-inspired split screen with your army on the left and the boss on the right, your crew shows up tiny and in the foreground, while six of his tentacles drop down, his eyes shine from the background, and the assimilated army slowly fades in to view.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Would you really like to be hooked up to some living machine named Singularity?
  • Nice Guy: If you remove the whole "I'm gonna trap everyone in a computer program" aspect (which you do after beating him), he's a pretty decent guy... robot... thing.
  • The Nudifier: Noteworthy in that he's the only thing that involuntarily causes targets to lose clothing, in an effort to avoid the game having straightforeward Clothing Damage.
  • True Final Boss: As per Word of God, while expansions are still likely, what isn't is that they'll have someone that replaces him for this title.


The Binding of Isaac: Antibirth (Doodling up a character list) QUICK EDIT: I was not expecting it to actually have a page considering how the canon game's page didn't seem to list it from a glance. I guess it won't be weird that I'm doing this before the game itself even has a page, since it does have a page!

For canonical characters, see here.

    Bethany 

    Jacob and Esau 

A pair of characters controlled at the same time. Jacob is the one with the "regular" pinkish-colored skin of most of the other playable alter egoes and light brown hair, while Esau is the red-skinned one with pink hair.

  • Anti-Frustration Features: Afraid of getting Suicide King by accident, seeing as they automatically use any cards or pills they come across? No worries, it does not spawn when playing as them.

    Edith 

A planned character that was cut for the mod's release.

    Basement/Cellar/Downpour 

Baby Plum

Wormwood

Beelzeblub

The Rainmaker

    Caves/Catacombs/Mines 

Tuff Twins

Great Gideon

Reap Creap

Hornfel

    Depths/Necropolis/Mausoleum 

The Heretic

  • Back from the Dead: A post-(post-)mortem version of the Haunt, unintentionally much like the Forsaken introduced in Afterbirth.

The Visage

  • Back from the Dead: An undead version of the Mask of Infamy. The heart appears to be petrified and the mask has been redesigned to look like it was forged in some kind of ritual.

The Pile

  • Back from the Dead: Another dead version of Polycephalus, much like the Stain from Afterbirth. Considering Antibirth's development time, this was likely coincidental.

The Siren

  • No Cure for Evil: Averted if she steals a revival item like Dead Cat, where she can self-revive with a fraction of her life.

    Womb/Utero/Corpse 

Rotgut

  • Sequential Boss: Beat the first part, and it sucks you in to it, where you have to face off against two other bosses in a crawlspace-like sidescrolling view.

Chimera

The Scourge

The Witness

The final boss of Antibirth, an undead Mama Gurdy.

  • Back from the Dead: A much larger, rotting, undead Mama Gurdy.
  • Mythology Gag: The endboss of Antibirth's alternate chapters simply being another undead version of a previous boss may seem a little odd, until one remembers the rumors of there being a "Ur Gurdy" that could replace a final boss. Suddenly, a more powerful Mama Gurdy being the end boss makes a bit more sense.

    Adored By The Network: Toonvision 
  • The biggest example of network adoration would be Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z. It went from being confined to the Xtreme block of programming to the only show used as schedule filler, screwing over everything from Tamagotchi to former network darling Bistrosity, and having marathons for every occasion from Thanksgiving to Easter, despite only having 52 episodes. It got to the point where the show would cycle through all its episodes every month (and sometimes in one week!). It finally ended when the rights to the show expired in 2016, but despite that, Toonvision marathoned every episode in existence before it left the network for good just to give it a proper send-off.
  • Following the departure of Powerpuff Girls Z, the new favorite seems to be InsaniWorld, which took over Powerpuff Girls Z's slots on the network following its departure despite only having 13 episodes (however it has 26 segments).
  • The first example would be Gumby. The series would often have marathons for occurrences such as MLK Day, and would eventually run until 2008 before becoming one of the first examples of being screwed by Powerpuff Girls Z.
  • ReBoot was the Powerpuff Girls Z of early Toonvision along with Gumby. It would marathon frequently wherever Gumby didn't fit, and the two shows would frequently take up the entire schedule.
  • Original series-wise, Bistrosity was the first network darling; airing marathons whenever the network had an excuse and being run up to 6-7 times a day in its prime and even ending with a movie that wrapped up all the plot threads before being screwed by Powerpuff Girls Z a few years after it stopped making new episodes.
  • Code Lyoko: Evolution was treated extraordinarily well by Toonvision unlike Cartoon Network's handling of the original show; it was even hyped up by Toonvision with a countdown timer not only running on Toonvision itself, but on After Dark as well (given that Code Lyoko appeals to a majority of After Dark's viewers, its no surprise). It's also one of the very few shows that wasn't screwed by the network's undying love of Powerpuff Girls Z, as it went on to air every episode with each one massively hyped up in the timeslot of Wednesdays at 7pm, with repeats the following day at 5:30pm before the Thursday night premiere block. For the last few episodes of the series' run, it also aired a repeat as the first show on After Dark. Leading up to the final episode, Toonvision marathoned every episode of not only Evolution, but the original show as well, even preempting After Dark; the only time Toonvision has done so (not even the Powerpuff Girls Z send-off preempted the block).
  • Freakazoid! was served well through its 9 years on Toonvision, whether it was on the main schedule or the network's Xtreme action block. It got good promotion and several marathons, even though they weren't even Bistrosity-level amounts of marathons.
  • Following Hamtaro's screwing by Cartoon Network, the show moved to Toonvision where they proceeded to show the remaining episodes of the original show followed by the three sequel shows with heavy promotion and even marathons to allow people to catch up. It continues to rerun to this day, despite being confined to early mornings.
  • Family Values was Bistrosity 2.0 during its time as a first-run program, with the network using any excuse possible to marathon the series. And it eventually came to dominate the schedule until it ended in 2011.
  • During the remainder of 2005 (November & December) and most of 2006, Toonvision would play the TV movie Furby Island using every possible excuse from Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July. Since Thanksgiving 2006, Furby Island has not been played by the network and it has been revealed that they have wrote the movie off as of 2007.
    Screwed By The Network: Toonvision 
  • Toonvision's biggest screw was that of The Alvin Show. It premiered with little to no promotion and they didn't even air all the episodes. The show also changed timeslots erratically through its entire run, going from 3pm weekdays to 6am to exclusively on Saturday mornings at 6am, before being removed from the schedule. It was removed from the network website and they pretend like the show never aired in the first place. However, it did end up moving to Toonvision Classic, who has treated Alvin much more nicely.
    • This has become Hilarious in Hindsight as when the 1983 Alvin and the Chipmunks began airing in 2008, it was treated much more nicely, having weekday timeslots for nearly two years until it became a victim of the network's everlasting love of Powerpuff Girls Z.
  • Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies was never liked by the network. It went from weekday airings to the same fate as The Alvin Show; placed at 6:30am exclusively on Saturday mornings following Alvin.
  • When the sexual allegations against Bill Cosby hit in December 2014, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which had made a return to the network a few months prior, was given a deliberate screwing over, going from healthy weekday morning slots to airing at 6am on Sundays before being removed for more Powerpuff Girls Z reruns.
  • Whenever Toonvision can get its hands on The Smurfs, they never seem to treat it well. It first appeared on the schedule in 2004 following its removal from Cartoon Network, and it was relegated to early morning slots unlike other shows such as The Centurions and Beetlejuice before its removal in 2005. When it came back in 2014, things were initially better for the series with it having multiple weekend timeslots and one weekday slot...for a month, at least, until it suffered the same fate as Alvin and Sabrina in favor of more reruns of Powerpuff Girls Z. It has since returned to Boomerang, who doesn't treat the show that well either.
  • The Marvel Super Heroes has been treated horribly by the network ever since the first run ended. When the second run began, it would only show one episode every three months, either at 6:00am on Saturdays or before After Dark began on Sundays. When the rights expired, the network didn't even bother to renew them, and not even its nighttime block After Dark could save the show (many fans of After Dark had genuinely enjoyed the show).
  • G-Force: Guardians of Space is the Smurfs of action cartoons when it comes to Toonvision. It ran exclusively at 3am on Sundays (before After Dark was around) from when it began airing in 2001 to when it was taken off in 2002 after just a few months. The show returned in 2007 as one of the starters of the Xtreme block of action programming, where many hoped it would do better...only to be screwed by none other than Powerpuff Girls Z.
  • Black Butler got this treatment during its final few months on Xtreme. It went through heavy censorship and was reduced to 10:30pm, the last timeslot of the block, with no reruns, with no plans by Toonvision to air the even more brutal second season of the show.
  • The Original Dolphin was the Network Red Headed Stepchild of the first slate of Toonvision's original programming, having the shortest run of the three originals and being taken off the air rather quickly. It was fortunate enough to make a comeback to the schedule when Toonvision was celebrating its 10th anniversary, however it was taken off after two weeks for surprisingly not Powerpuff Girls Z, but Ghostly Rock.
  • Psychotional is to date the only Toonvision Original Series to have been screwed while it was still airing. Revolving around a group of convicted felons' daily lives at the Psychotional Correctional Facility, the show caused a massive uproar due to being marketed as a kids' show. Despite garnering a large cult following, the show was buried at 10:30pm in the Friday Night Death Slot and was cancelled after one season. The cult following of the series kept it from being written off and it continues to air on After Dark to this day.
  • Insanity From the Mind of John Doe was Toonvision's answer to Cartoon Network's MAD. It failed to capture MAD's audience and was cancelled and written off after one season. And yes, it was replaced with Powerpuff Girls Z reruns.
  • After Family Values ended, it went from being Bistrosity 2.0 to the Smurfs of Toonvision original programming, changing timeslots erratically until it was overtaken for more Powerpuff Girls Z reruns.
  • Toonvision's attempt at a preschool block, Funhouse, was hit bad by this. It started in September 2010 airing weekday mornings from 7am to 3pm. While it was definitely nice for people who didn't carry the Nick Jr. channel and couldn't access either Nickelodeon or Disney's preeschool programming, fans of Toonvision's other programming were not happy about its long airtime. Eventually, the network began changing the timeslots to odd ones such as Tuesdays from 6am to 7am to Saturdays from 6am to 6:30 am (containing nothing but 15 minute shorts) every other week. It was finally put to rest in June 2011, with Toonvision airing no preschool programming since then.
  • Naruto: Shippuden was treated harshly by Xtreme, airing at 10pm from May 21 to June 25, 2011, making it through only six episodes before having its timeslot moved erratically from anchoring the block at 7pm to being buried in the middle at 9:30 until the block itself was cancelled on August 18, 2012. Shippuden was quickly ushered off for (unsurprisingly) more Powerpuff Girls Z.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Where do we begin? Hasbro gave Toonvision the rights to broadcast reruns the show due to low carriage of Hub Network/Discovery Family, but Toonvision made it their business to ensure that no one except really hardcore fans would ever have a shot at seeing the show. Not only did it frequently change time slots a la The Alvin Show, but they would frequently take it off the schedule for as long as three months! Eventually, what happened next should be obvious, and it ended up moving to Toonvision Classic of all places, which has even less carriage than The Hub!
  • Xiaolin Showdown seemed to be the most despised show the network ever brought to Xtreme. It was part of the launch lineup, but compared to shows such as Code Lyoko and Zixx, Xtreme made it their business to run Xiaolin into the ground. The block's programmers hinting that Toonvision executives forced them to air the series probably doesn't help matters.
  • Furby Island Adventures was screwed over in its final season due to the decline of the Furby 2012 line. The network assumed that since sales were declining, people would quit watching the show (even though it was still getting spectacular ratings rivaling those of Cartoon Network's Teen Titans Go!), which is odd considering how its about the Furby of all things. While initially placing it at the tail end of the Friday night premiere block, the network destroyed the show's ratings by placing new episodes at 10:30am weekdays with no advertising whatsoever in the middle of the last season's run and dragged it on into oblivion. When it finally ended in June 2015, the minute after the final episode aired, the network removed the show from its schedule, replacing it with the obvious.

  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The game's development was of Rebirth and was worked on before Afterbirth. With that in mind, some of the elements are... surprisingly prophetic. The alternate chapters to the Basement and Caves are, respectively, a water-themed sewer area and a mine with a lot of fire and lava. In other words, a switch of the Burning Basement and Flooded Caves. Then there's Corpse, a dead version of the Womb... as the hidden "Blue Womb" ended up being.

Undertale Spoilers... Kind of (Stylistic Suck stories)

    Pacifist 

    N(arut)o Mercy 

"WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO THE FUCK AWAY THIS IS MINE AND SASUKE'S FIGHT NOT YOU YOU IDIOT! LEAVE!"

Kyu just kind of stared at him for a while, but then shrugged and went "Okay." and started walking towards the exit of the cave.

"WAIT WHAT!" Sasuke shouted. "BUT HE JUST TOOK OVER THE WHOLE WORLD! HE'LL— HE'LL KILL ME! I HONESTLY DO NOT THINK I CAN VERY MUCH TAKE HIM ANY MORE :(!"

"Don worry." Kyu answered. "I got you covered. Guaridan angel/fairy, after all."

She walked past Naruto as he approached and got closer to sasuke and said "Yeah you bet your ass I'll be after taking control of her ass too. Because why leave just one person un-controlled in my new dictatorship— uh... I mean clan restoration. I'LL BE THE GREATEST HAREM MASTER LORD IN—

A loud slam. Some kind of giant cave door neither Naruto nor Sasuke noticed before was closed.

And Kyu was still inside the fighting room, being the one that closed it.

Then she started adjusting what looked like locks to it.

"Manners. Makth. Man." She said as she locked it more. Then she turned to Naruto. "Do you know what that means?"

"It means you're trying to be a smartass! STOP! I DON'T LIKE THAT!"

Kyu began chuckling. "Look Naruto. I'll give you the same option I gave all those other tweens that... well, tried to take over something like you are and I had to be the last resort to stop them. Just put your weapon down, dismiss your spell, and I totally won't make you cry. Otherwise... well..."

She began laughing a lot.

"You'll really not like what happens next. And let's just say... you only get one shot at this. You might think you have unlimited tries, but I can read a Peggy Sue when I see one."

"ARGH! FUCK YOU I'M NOT GIVING THIS UP NOW THAT I'M SO CLOSE!"

"Yeah... keep thinking you're 'so close,' it'll make this job of mine a lot easier dude."

"GRRR..."

He rushed after her but then her eyes got that Light Sharingan thing Sasuke also gained and she gave a thumb's down like before. Suddenly, Naruto turned blue and found hiomself getting yanked harshly towards the ground.

Yeah I searched that on spriters-resource and found out about some strategy-RPG thingy where the lead character and his units(?) could also be naked. It's apparently a Japan-esclusive series and comedic, but that's all I know about it from that. Also, eggs are involved.

  • It Makes Sense in Context:
    • Almost anything by the Professor.
      "No, they are not cockroaches wearing people-clothes, WE ARE PEOPLE WEARING COCKROACH-CLOTHES!"


At a time when most movies began with lengthy credits sequences, the movie Cocoon began with only its title and nothing else.

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