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- .GIFfany, looking at Unitia One: ...No.
(Unitia One turns away looking really sad.)
Alternate Ending, .GIFfany: What are you supposed to be a shitty self-insert for Bill or something?
(Unitia One turns away looking really sad with a tear drop.)
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: GPF is a fan of this.
Dove: Oh for fuck's sake! Need I remind you that this is but a single human being with no super abilities that struggled against a few animatronic anthropomorphic animals?! Don't you think that a mecha the size of the planet that contributes to exponentially and eternally increasing your power which arcs across a dimensional scale through the rift linking all worlds that you have stolen is a little fucking overkill?!
- In both versions of run:gifocalypse, .GIFfany upgrades a tiny bit from animatronics. In the remake, the other professors get in on the fun by summoning monsters of their own Elemental Powers that could swallow a whole house at least, to use on two children, one teenager, and one adult (later two adults when Melody joins in Arc 2, and four when Stan and Ford come in near the end). The whole remake is described as "Super Mario Odyssey written by PlatinumGames, but with my bad characters thrown in and I guess there's some Gravity Falls canon too. A little." This conversation from the remake puts it nicely:
.GIFfany: No. Deploying seven quadrillion nuclear missiles in three... two...
- i can't draw: another "another world" story eventually has both sides of the party upgrading in to this. One of the late game moves most of the party (except Taro and Margaret) is a sacrifice to Satan himself, where a portal to Hell (or, Sheol) opens up and a giant devil appears to fire several rocket-propelled grenades at the enemy, at the cost of this move permanently removing the user from your party as they leave to "do some lava-work." Secret Character Tamiko proudly weilds this around her belt, as story-wise she's more-or-less novemdecillions of demon cat girl party members in one, summoning huge armies of millions. On the enemy side, their attacks are mostly standard fare until you get to the penultimate area, where Septahexes (basically picture Bill Cipher, but purple septagons with three eyes and Ezekiel's hat) have the ability to compress party members in to two dimensions (and they somehow survive; the girls at least are demons, and Taro... well, his Green Gem magic did it?). The Ghoulghast might seem like a joke at first, until
- His M.U.G.E.N world:
- If his SNK Boss "Cheaper Edd" really wants his enemy dead (or, gameplay wise, if his power builds up to his full 100,000), he'll recreate the Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill Break and throw a galaxy-dwarfing drill at them. That's just a "megaspecial,"
- Cheaper Edd is intended to be Fan's hardest but still reasonable and beatable boss. There are several bosses that range from being hard to beat to impossible without special
- Chin is a Lethal Joke Character who specializes in this to make up for his status as a One-Hit-Point Wonder (two hit point after getting the Holy Mantle). His attacks
- If you thought The Binding of Isaac was too easy, his mods generally do not fix that... with the exception of his two joke "superbosses," Omega Hank Hill and
- Whenever the first angel is killed you have the option to pick between his Key Piece or Propane Tank Piece 1. Pick one and the other will vanish and won't appear again. The next angel will then drop Propane Tank Piece 2, and assembling both of them will drop Teleport 2.0. Once the propane tank is assembled, just find an "ERROR" shopkeeper — best done via Teleport 2.0, but any ERROR shopkeeper found rarely would work. The process takes a while though, so you can GTFO if you find an ERROR keeper by accident. Once the boss is summoned though, leaving via a teleport card or whatnot will de-summon him and you can't fight him again.
- OHH will randomly change AI behavior. Three of them are unique, but otherwise he could effectively behave like Monstro II, the Bloat, and the Haunt.
- Rose: She's still uncreative and goes Whispy Woods on them.
- Kathody: Staircase -> Helldritch abomination.
- Searah: Waterwraith ripoff -> Colossal water beast that's like Sapientia crossed with Cthulhu.
- Sandy: Kinda-big stone .GIFfany head -> Colossal fucking .GIFfany deity-like statue.
- Cardia: Dragon -> Bigger dragon.
- Bubbles: A fucking pipe -> A complex plumbing network of highly corrosive super-cleaner.
- Leona: Yuga-ish painting version of herself with some inverted gravity -> An entire alternate art world.
- Sonia: Piano -> Entire megaband of instruments fused together to a skyscraper-sized thing with body-controlling sound waves.
- Dian: Robot poison dinosaur -> Bigger robot-poison dinosaur.
- Wendy(/Natalie? But it can't be used as a wind pun...): Tornado -> Storm of tornados stretching over the sky.
- Shannon: Giant "reflection" clusterfuck of herself -> Bigger reflection clusterfuck that fires gamma rays.
- Burnda and Burrda: They fuse -> They still fuse but but this one now throws lava and "cold lava" at once.
- Dove: Discount Giga-Goojin -> Discount Giga-Goojin that uses an army of aircraft carriers as giant laser blasters.
- .GIFfany: Planet-sized mecha -> Planet-sized mecha that no longer has Power of Friendship to fight back against it and instead a tiny-ass shack robot and some stolen robots fight against it.
- Unitias: Hey feel like making out with a dude body now? Because I just wanna mix things up and sex-shift now so hi I have a male body for right now.
Carlson: Okay sure.
The stuff Shasiffift is making fun of: oh noez a magic litning bolt spell hit me and now im suddenly tunring in to a gurl? what a predictionment! oh well i guess now i'm gonna wear sparklie pink dresses and start being in to guys and i'm acting completely different person now it's like the old me is dead. my body changed so that means i now like tocking about shopping and shoes and my iq probablly dropped and i like this more than the old me because the old me is mentally dead and just got replaced by me now haha.
The stuff about the nudist that hits hard and the talking boot that copies Undertale and FNAF has been moved to Characters.Wiki Sandbox now. The titanic spoilers about Ordinarily United is completely gone and as a file on my computer so you'll have to dig through the edit history for the complete roster.
Might Rework Omega Toonwife entirely. Like, basically Bayonetta meets the Super Mario 128 tech demo meets LISA (and Last Man on Earth) meets it's still Wonderful 101. Possibly meets Fortnite too I have no fudging clue
- Loads and Loads of Characters: It's a pseudo-platformer with 128 playable characters, each of them divided in to man/woman pairs where they are effectively their opposite-sex counterparts. It's still a lot even if you just count the "counterparts" as one person.
- Surprise Creepy: Even though it starts by saying right off the bat that it's set After the End, it's still this. Why? Well, the beginning of the game sets it up to be a surprisingly upbeat sort of thing with a society of over a hundred people regrowing themselves, then they get a sign that there might be other life out there. The game's visuals are colorful throughout, even in desolate wastelands. What isn't mentioned or even hinted at is that this is not a "regular" apocalypse, but a Body Horror-infested [...] Then again, this is by the same guy who wrote a romantic comedy about a Humanoid Abomination from hell that shape-shifts pretty often to intimidate people she doesn't like,
- That One Level:
- The train ride to get to the Yellow Sea.
Despite the colorful presentation, [Name] is still a post-apocalyptic story written by a guy who even has loads of Body Horror in what he considers a romantic comedy. It's natural that his dip in to human extinction is both surreal and
- Seconds after the Bunker Gang finally lands their ship across the hemispheres to Europe and get off, a colossal sea-creature appears and eats their ship alive. And this was after J confirms for the player that it's unknown whether or not there even is life in the ocean anymore.
- The New City is visible from most places of the game, and admist the empty post-apocalyptic wasteland, its bright spotlights make it stand out as a stark contrast.
- Even Hope, the seemingly-normal baby that the gang finds which technically kick-starts the plot. At first seeming like a regular ol' newborn and a possible, well, hope for rebuilding the world, she turns out to grow way faster than a regular human being. By the time the gang's done with the first boss, on the Black Sea Arc, she's already a Creepy Child that silently follows the party everywhere. She disappears a bit after barring cameos, and soon enough she's at an "elderly" state where she effectively looks like a dried out husk that comes running at you at top speed and shrieks in such a way that would even make a [[Franchse/theLegendOfZelda Re Dead]] shit itself.
- The Attendance taker, a strange man with unnatural proportions that looks nothing like
- You know you're dealing with something Darker and Edgier than Water's usual works when the token Mirror Boss is effectively a team of 128 Grim Reapers. Meet Q and the
- Frosted Palace in the White Sea Arc. Everything about that place.
- Black: "North"
- Red: "South"
- White: "West"
- Green/Light Blue?: "East"
Ever found yourself living next to a giant, odd, ominous red fortress that's been unopenable [...] The title comes from the game's attempt at trying to make a minimal map: everything is layed out across what is technically twenty-five different screens, although some cases of The Maze and the "shifting locations" rule are used to get around this rule. The whole game is arranged in a 5x5 grid, with the (only) town being at the dead center, the final dungeon being a 2x2 grid off to the right of the start, and A sequel called (5x5) x (5x5) was released a little under two years later. As that title implies, it's set to have a 25x25-sized grid and feature several more options. Lansord ends up on a new and much bigger world, looking to challenge a group of elites known as the Eight Corners and the Center.
- Meaningful Name: The main character's name is Lan(ce)s(w)ord. His main weapon is a lance. His Infinity +1 Sword is a sword.
- Patchwork Map: According to the manual, the land this game takes place on's greater location is the border between a vast desert and an ocean — the small forest, cave, etc areas are just tiny additions in a place that's mostly just a sea of sand meeting a sea of... well, sea, and the desert at the far west of the map actually stretches on for kilometers/miles. Within that desert is: a lush forest that soon becomes a tundra with its own large cave system,
- Shout-Out: As expected, the game throws in references to its main inspiration quite a bit:
- While you can go through the game in any order you please, the "recommended order" is the same path that you enter the regions of Majora's Mask: south, north, west, and then east.
- Wide Open Sandbox: Right from the beginning, you start dead-center in the map and can go in three of the four directions (the fourth direction is where the final area lies). Go south to thaw out the frozen cave. Go north to purify the bloodied ocean. Go or west to replenish the dried oasis. But most importantly, pick any one you'd like and go nuts.
For Random Stories
- Amazon Brigade: Quite a number. It's quite telling that Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group is an oddity in that there are more men than women in both the Intriguing Group and BLOODSHOTnote , since his other stories have an overwhelming
- The entire world of Bobby Hill Gets Hit by a Car has loads of them, since it's revealed early on that practically every single crossing over-series except King of the Hill has all its male characters gender-bent. This is noticed by a few people. The Kankers appear to know the answer why, but they refuse to tell — The Stinger of the prologue shows that even when Peridot is offering the Sage of Light in return for simply knowing the answer, Lee refuses to tell her.
- The .GIFfany army was definitely this in the original run:gifocalypse; the remake skews things a bit when it's made explicitely clear that each one now has a "custom gender option"
- The Demon Underground of the Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan, [...] It takes until the third installment before we finally get their Spear Counterparts, an all-male band of demonic rabbit-like men "from South Korea" (actually from Sheol, but in the main club's "human disguise" they live in South Korea), in contrast to the DU being an all-female band of demonic cat-like women who, as the Chess Club's human alter-egoes, live in Japan.
- Played with in Ordinarily United. There is never any true all-female group, but the number of women almost always outnumber the men in almost any organization. The "six mayors" consist of one man and five women (two men lumping up the Prime Minister, but they don't really see him as a "member"); the "secondary Knights"/Real Skies have its major members composed of six women (Stella, Ruby, Her Bone, Hex, Transparaghost, and Kameel) and just two men (Leon and Eldbrash); while the "main Knights" are composed of just Carlson and a doubling number of the all-female Unitias. Except, similar to the .GIFfanys above, the Unitias can sex-shift at will. Yet while it's more ambiguous for the .GIFfanys, the Unitias all explicitely identify as female and simply use their "male bodies" for, well, Power Perversion Potential with each-other and Carlson.
- Arc Number: Several.
- Nine is one of the most obvious, and to an extent general multiples of three because of its status as nine's square root. Unitia Origin/Unitia One is Demon Number Nine on the list, and as a double-agent working against them, that really leaves the Hundred Demons as a band of ninety-nine opponents. Origin/One also had twenty-five soul beings that she stalked in her life, started her first genuine relationship with the Eighth Circle, and comits herself to Carlson in the present — that's a total of twenty-seven "love"rs, 33. Excluding the Unitias, there are nine major Stellar Silver Knights: Carlson, Stella, Eldbrash, Kameel, Ruby, Leon, Hex, Transparaghost, and Her Bone. The story often groups its characters in threes when they are not in triples. Carlson and Unitia One form three trios depending on who the third member is: counting the "main" main heroes, the third one is Stella (the Trio Introduction Arc is named after this specific group, according to Word of God); counting their Zelda/Link/Ganon "Triforce" status and how they are the three main characters who are intentionally "overpowered," it's the Eighth Circle; and counting how the main sixteen Unitias all have "foil pairs," it's Unitia Two, as Unitia One is both her foil and Carlson's as well, so they form an odd "trinity" while the other main Unitias just form duos. Unitia Nine is not critical to the plot at all, but she still does get a heafty amount of screentime and she is a bit of a Rules Lawyer for the gang when Unitia Thirty-Three does not fill out the job. The story itself is also divided in to nine arcs: one for each of the Shiny Rocks except Orange/Red share an arc (so seven), one about taking the first four Shiny Rocks back from the Gatherer, and one devoted to taking down the Eighth Circle.
- Archive Panic: In-universe; early on The High-Splash Adventures of Wavette starts airing four new episodes a day, every day, for the next three weeks. Carlson and the Unitias are barely able to catch up; the rest of the main cast are SOL as they're already behind, and Wavette itself is a colossal Long Runner and one of the few "original" (as in, thought up by Fan, not a real-world show/book/etc) forms of media in the OUverse to actually exist before the span from 2018 to 2060.
- Artifact Title:
- The Unviewable seires has this as a Running Gag, where the title either stops applying or turns out to be a flat-out lie.
- The Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan are no longer as "unviewable" at the very end of it. This continues on to the two RPG Maker MV sequels (which both technically have the same name, just with a numbered sequel and subtitles), where she drops the magic shadow-skirt entirely. Lampshaded when her undergarments are actually the first piece of equipment you find in the game, just lying around having been knocked away when the team was warped to Generica. She says "So much for these being 'unviewable'" and outright strips in front of Taro to put them on.
- The sequel is titled Another "Another World" Story. You find out that Generica isn't actually another world — it's Earth after some meteor-looking eldritch abomination struck it.
- The third installment is The Tail of the Silver Septagon ["Tail" is sic, it's a pun on the cat and rabbit-like natures of the demons]. The "Silver Septagon" stops being relevant after the prologue. Oh yeah, and the full title is The Unviewable Panties of Ishiko Chan 3: Another "Another World" Story 2: The Tail of the Silver Septagon. Hanako lampshades this.
Hanako: So the name of this is "Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan..." but we've already seen them.
Hanako: Also, it's STILL "another another world story," but this isn't technically another world as it turns out.
Hanako: And wait! THIS adventure's subtitle is "Silver Septagon." Haha, what? Honestly even I forgot that that thing existed, and that's saying a lot.
Hanako: Fan why can't you just name this something like "The Chess Club Demons?" It sounds kind of awkward but at least it's more accurate since we're still technically the Chess Club.
- The Unviewable seires has this as a Running Gag, where the title either stops applying or turns out to be a flat-out lie.
- Audience-Alienating Premise:
- The Dowsing Rod at first seems like a throwback to oddball Slice of Life kid's cartoons in text form, set around the adventures of an imaginitive Cloud Cuckoolander boy and his friends as they muck around with an eponymous stick and see what kind of adventure of the week they can get in to. This is already bad enough since GPF had long since established himself as writing stories that are T-rated at lowest, full of swearing, nudity, and a bit of violence; something kid-friendly by him would turn off a number of Ordinarily United and Intriguing Group readers. Then in Chapter 4 it suddenly pulls a Samurai Flamenco and introduces a heavy story arc with real supernatural beings and a slightly darker tonal shift, although it's still light compared to some of his other work. People who were in to it because they wanted to see him try to pull off what's basically a "real world" kid's show in Fictionpress form would be turned off outright, readers who would want something that's "less Clarence and more Over the Garden Wall-ish kind of" (GPF's exact words) would not like getting through the intentionally lackluster first few chapters. And those who got spoiled and are expecting something new might not like how it follows the bare-base formula of GPF's "there's twelve color-coded enemies; fight them and best the Big Bad at a city," especially since it still does live up to its K+ rating (although GPF, being GPF, stretches it a lot) so it feels like a "kiddy version" of Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group, a story that predates it by years.
- To a degree it's intentional, but the entire Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan series gets hit with this. Although each installment is slightly better in this regard than the last. The premise of the first story is that a barely-18 highschooler (most of Fan's other protagonists are twenty-thirtysomethings, so this feels especially jarring) becomes obsessed with seeing the panties of an also-barely-18 highschooler who turns out to be a demon, and they both get wrapped up in a plot about fighting an underground Cold War-era communist band who takes over the United States of America. The sequel at first seems like it's a parody of Trapped in Another World stories, except while there are some elements the actual premise is more-or-less that you're sent to a dystopia version of the Mushroom Kingdom (well, a lawyer-friendly equivalent anyway), with some of the "Toads" being enemies working under the Big Bad that regularly execute the citizens who refuse to directly serve under him, all with a lot of Black Comedy thrown throughout.
- Ordinarily United is a about a man who ends up being linked to a harem of naked, magical women from another dimension and the adventures that follow. If this sounds like a typical supernatural ecchi premise, well, Fan does genuinely think it's a romantic comedy, but a good chunk of the "comedy" consists of bashing the ever-loving shit out of the "common" fanservice tropes that the author doesn't like. It's actually an extremely lengthy, character-driven and continuity-heavy web novel that comments on and deconstructs things like the abusive "tsundere" type (Yuullieke) or the "pervert with a heart of gold" character (Inventor) as side-plots. (The main plot, about fighting the Hundred Demons and building Carlson and Unitia One's relationship, is not as rooted on mocking tropes.) People who like these sort of things will get turned off by how harsh the story gets (especially the Inventor), and people who don't would probably stay away from it as it plays fanservice straight in some points — it just makes a point to not deliver that fanservice through glamorized sexual harassment or contrived clothing-destruction (apart from one part at the very beginning where Clothing Damage was pulled on Carlson thanks to an oddly-specific attack from Dagger, the first-seen Monster of the Week). Even someone who does want "fanservice handled slightly differently" will have to stomach through the occasional Body Horror the Unitias pull off, which starts with one of them turning her eyes in to mouths for a split second with zero warning and only gets worse from there. Not to mention that the biggest fanservice providers are lanky, almost Slender Man-proportioned beings with sharp claws, More Teeth than the Osmond Family, and somewhat too large breasts. The fact that the most fanservice-y non-Unitia character (Stella) is chubby might also alienate some too.
- Bobby Hill Gets Hit by a Car. The title is bad enough, although the actual car hitting happens very late in to the story and it's not nearly as graphic as one might expect. What makes matters worse is that this
- Bizarro Episode: Ordinarily United is internally consistent and makes sense from beginning to end, with the only weirdness being dream/nightmare sequences, illusions, etc, which are all clearly defined. Extraordinarily, on the other hand, does not follow those guidelines, as it has several non-canon chapters that are just odd. What makes things weirder is that Extraodinarily is mainly supposed to be a sex-themed comedy side-story set, and while all of these have at least some fanservice to some degree many of them tone down on the sexual content for just the chapter alone.
- Every single "Alternatively United" chapter focuses on three different What If? world settings, like what if the major human characters were their own soul being species and if the "Hundred Demons" were humans on Earth. In every single one of these, Unitia One is always naked, and she always at least meets Carlson at some point (although where their relationship goes from there is a different story).
- GPF was inspired by an oddball episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy ("Hand Me Down Ed") to make a quick chapter about a certain type of sandwich that can completely reverse a person's personality for three hours after they've eaten it. This even extends to the Unitias, who are otherwise immune to mind manipulation. (Again, this is non-canon.) Carlson acts like an over-emotional spoiled rich brat, Stella turns in to a perpetually-angry jerk yet gains more self-awareness of her actions, and Unitia One acts like a stereotypical anime moeblob despite still looking like Slender Man and Sadako's eldritch lovechild. The other Unitias refuse to eat it — they are horrified when One actually freaks out over her nudity and demands putting on clothes, and they spend the chapter determined that she does not dress herself until the sandwich wears off.
- "I Guess This is How the World Works Now" is a parody of nonsensical crossovers and another attempt to squish any theories that OU takes place in the exact same world as something else GPF wrote by having a sudden crossover with all of Fan's other Fictionpress stories, even other oddball gag things like
- "Ritch Shirt" is a jab at mediocre A Day in the Limelight episodes devoted to extremely bit characters by being about Richshirt doing something on his daily life, with the whole point of the chapter being that someone like him really does not deserve his own chapter/episode/etc. So, he
- The first "canon" example — in that it did happen within OU's official timeline — is "Stella Vs Staying Up All Night." Admist a bunch of post-Eighth Circle stories about Carlson and the Unitias trying to find entertainment in what's basically a Mary Suetopia, this is a prequel chapter set during the Hibernation year... focused entirely about Stella trying to get some sleep, with various things getting in her way. There is a bit of EU's usual fanservice, namely how Stella spends the entire chapter bottomless and the story's happy to describe it, but out of all the chapters that don't just flat-out throw things out the window (like the above chapters) it comes closest to not feeling like anything out of Ordinarily or Extraordinarily. It helps that if it were not for a very brief cameo at the very end, this would have held the honor of being the first chapter in either OU or EU where Unitia One does not appear at all — and that's an achievement that, as of Chapter 40 of Extraordinarily, still hasn't been met yet. (Unitia One is the only character with perfect attendance in the United series.)
- Also Bizarro Episode but for different things:
- California Doubling: Parodied in reference to Austin Powers; the "Cathedral of the Fourth-Wall Breakers" joke-ending will eventually involve the cast going outside, which is the Hollywood Sign with the word "NOT" scribbled above the sign. Austin himself, part of the Counsil, will then say that it's amazing that the center of the Holy Counsil of Fourth Wall-Breakers looks absolutely nothing like Southern California.
- Characterization Marches On: Many characters simply go through natural Character Development (where change has a story-related reason behind it) or at least stay consistent, but there are a few that just about 180 in some way or another with almost no explanation.
- In Ninjssassin's first appearance, she's one of the characters who does the story-spanning Running Gag of mistaking Unitia One's old name as "Oneitia Unigen" instead of "Unitia Origin," and she generally barely even seems to care about Origin/One, just being one of the very few Demons who actually has an understanding of how powerful she really is. This makes little sense when it's estabished later on that she actually saw Origin/One as something of a role model in the past and her main reason for constantly attacking Carlson (in fact, Word of God admits that back in Chapter 3 she wasn't originally thought of as a recurring Mirror Boss) was out of desperate jealousy at One for abandoning her. Which ends up turning in to flat-out mixed and psychotic feelings once Carlson blurts out that he had a sexy dream about her (and just about every other twentysomething-looking humanoid in his life), leaving her unsure if she's trying to kill Carlson out of her obsessive worship of Unitia One or out of some weird feelings-returning to Carlson. The story hand-waves this by saying that she was simply pretending at the time to not really remember or keep One in her head all that much.
- Unitia Two was practically a completely different person in the first couple of chapters. She was way more mischevious, blunt, openly lightly teased/messed with people, and was overall more along the lines of a lighthearted troll. Chapter 3 has her doing things that would be practically unthinkable considering how she is starting from around Chapter 6 onward: she jokes about Carlson and Unitia One breaking up, teases that she would blast a hyper-powerful sound speaker thing on the Boat as a way of unsubtely telling Carlson and One to stop talking, and she generally has a much more trickster-y vibe to her. This was as Fan was originally against making the Main Sixteen Unitias full-on expies of the professors down to hair/eye colors matching up (given that Emazh In was planned to already have the full set ported over from being Gravity Falls OCs to their own people), and he handed Two a personality along the lines of Bubbles: an asshole on the outside who actually wants to change everyone for the better and psycho-analyzes them on the inside. After deciding that the Unitias could be the professors' partly-flanderized "sitcom" counterparts in Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage and Escape From Fanservice Island while Emazh In's Rainbow Ring would cover their original RG/post-Character Rerailment selves, he could make the two groups feel different enough so that he would not feel like he's just copying the same idea ad nauseum. So, most of those traits moved to Unitia Seven, and Unitia Two herself still teases on occasion but is otherwise The Heart of the harem. She still manages to be a foil to Unitia One. The story at least does not pretend that Two's old personality did not stop existing, as flashbacks to the early days of her soul's existence have her acting more like she did back in Chapter 3, so we're just supposed to take that as offscreen character development.
- The beginning of the story paints Carlson as though he would be much more of an ass than he turns out to be. It's one thing to react stoically to Unitia One's introduction where she surrounds him with a vortex of fire and yells with the Voice of the Legion, but it's another to be actively snarky about it. His tone throughout implied that he just wanted to get the mission over with, and while this might make sense that he's speaking this way towards Unitia One because he doesn't know her yet, it still comes off as a stark contrast to the Carlson shown in flashbacks and other pre-Hibernation moments where he generally just takes information at face value instead of trying to rush through it. Even saying that he was interrupted from his sleep isn't an excuse when some of said flashbacks show him similarly being woken up.
- In The High-Splash Adventures of Wavette, Frank was originally depicted as a nervous and awkward possibly-love interest to Wavette. As the clips go on Frank soon becomes the Only Sane Man, pointing out how ridiculous the fanservice scenarios get and how fucked up the morals at the end usually go. Fan said that, like Melody slowly becoming the "pervert one" in his Gravity Falls fanworks, this started from him thinking it would be funny to do one joke where Frank lampshades the absurdidty of a situation (he gets in to a typical Accidental Pervert "falling with hands on boobs" situation with Wavette (who actually understands it was an accident)... when said "falling" was out of a giant jet hundreds of feet in the air) and it quickly grew to the point where him not being an ecchi/harem cliche was almost the whole point of his character. While this could be chalked up in-universe to Wavette being bad, GPF admits that he just simply started out wanting to write him one way and then decided to write him the other.
- Crutch Character:
- Taro. Ultra-powerful, he's got several multi-hitting attacks right off the bat (while the rest of the party can take a while to unlock them), his armor is the only one that boosts defense and attack at once, he's usually the first character that takes 0-damage from enemies in the early stages once defense starts rising, and the game forces you to either kill him or remove three of your shopkeepers for the entire rest of it after reaching the halfway mark.
- Dark Is Not Evil:
- Tamiko, the leader of an enormous band of demons from Hell— Sheol and in the RPG sequels her attacks involve calling forth other forces of Sheol itself. She's also a cheerful, friendly drunk and her team of demons is actually defending Earth and humanity, although as they started off as parodies of Faux Action Girls before taking a level in badass in Another so their success without Taro is another story. Ironically, while darkness is her element and light is Taro's, her hair is white while his is black.
- Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: The heroes are legitimately good people and there is an eventual happy ending, but for the longest time BLOODSHOT practically has complete domination over the world. Many of the officers' actions are played for Black Comedy, but that does not change that they consist of bloodthirsty sociopaths who kill innocent people onscreen. Steve in particular has it bad, as for the first three volumes something terrible happens to him at some point. We start with a description of how horrible his older brother, the Blood King, raised him in Volume 1; in Volume 2, he has his big brother-figure Jim getting killed right before his very eyes all because Jim underestimated his opponent; and in Volume 3 he gets his ass kicked by a hacker and identity thief, gets locked up by her boyfriend, and is nearly killed several times as he tries to (but at least successfully manages to) escape.
- Decoy Protagonist: Boy fucking howdy. It's an unofficial rule in his writing that something bad will happen to the first character he shows, usually anywhere from a fourth of the way in to half way in, with a third of the way being the average.note Although it's not necessarily a death per-say. While GPF actually is not a fan of killing off characters for the hell of it (in fact, his pet-favorite story Emazh In has no present-time deaths whatsoever and absolutely no Emazh bites the dust), he also really does not like it when people hype up how much death a story has when said characters are bit-roles, bit-roles disguised as major characters who die before any meaningful screentime, or the deaths are undone via Time Travel or Reset Button. Basically he's trying to argue
- Ordinarily United is actually more about Unitia One (and even Unitia Two) than it is about Carlson. The story is divided in to three "Sagas," each of which has three "arcs;" the first "Saga" is centered around Carlson, but as its third and last arc goes by he starts to get less and less screentime as Unitia One comes in to the frontlight. Fan notably tries to mess with readers by confirming that Unitia One will not die, but saying nothing about Carlson. Carlson does not actually die, and neither do any of the other major heroic characters — a real rarity in his works. Once the Fuck the Jungle Arc rolls by, the next saga is the "Stella Saga," and it's way more about One and Stella's rivalry than it is about Carlson being an "overpowered" hero that finally met his matches. Overall, the three sagas aren't even really named after who they are centric around, they're named after what relationship with One is centered around them.
- Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group: While Steve is in fact the main hero, the first few chapters build him to be part of a Power Trio with himself as the main lead, his older brother-figure Jim as a sort of more experienced and mentor-like sidekick, and Quazzax as a mysterious possible love interest. Meanwhile, Steve's "treemates" are just built as side friends/a social circle that are emotional support at best. Then Tanker kills Jim. Shortly after that, we find that the Treemates start getting more and more screentime, and we even see the backstories of two of them. And... by the end of the second volume, all of them turn out to be huge badasses that make even Steve's plant powers and Quazzax's initially-apparently-invincible Light Daggers seem pathetic by comparison. Surprise! The Treemates make up Steve's real team and the eponymous Intriguing Group, and while Quazzax is still in, she's quickly pushed Out of Focus compared to the other four (Diane, Poixer, Hammithan, and Nofso) and she stays a mystery until near the end of the first half. Hell, the region she used to live in is the one explored last, at the sixth volume.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: Just like how it's a thing where he tends to kill off the apparent "main" character about one third-to half way in to many of his less-serious works (and even some of his more-serious works), his setup Big Bads are rarely the final villains. Some times, the actual villains border on this.
- The Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan does this in both installments.
- In the first story, the Big Bad Lil Stalin turns out to appear at the beginning disguised as a random student Taro accidentally knocks in to. Also, twicefold, as the plant she keeps in stasis is heavily implied to become King Flao in the future, who would start and opress the Flao race.
- In Another "Another World" Story, one of the endings in Hard Mode reveals that Sheldon Cooper was involved with the game's plot, but his canonicity is debatable. The only mention of him beforehand is in a Normal Mode-exclusive conversation, meaning that you effectively have to play the game twice over in-between his reference and actual appearance as the Sage of Water. For those unfamiliar with GPF and his "Sages," this comes right the hell out of nowhere. After a patch, the "ultimate challenge was added:" Ninthee from Emazh In. Who shows up in a Game Within a Game at the very beginning. It's easy to dismiss this as a simple cameo,
- In the Crconikals duology, the Greater-Scope Villain for it and, to an extent, most of SBIG as a whole is Carrie from The Amazing World of Gumball. Specifically, Gumball Vs Satan. After the world of Elmore was tampered with, revealed his face, and vowed to not chuck "mistakes" in to the Void anymore, he decided to give off his reality-bending powers to anyone up for grabs, also sacrificing himself. Carrie ended up grabbing what was intended to be for Darwin, and used them to create the multiverse of Crconikals, where she indirectly ruled that from afar. If you have not read the spoilered story, which at first seems completely irrelevant to Crconikals, this twist comes right the hell out of nowhere and right near the end.
- In both versions of Escape From Fanservice Island, the Big Bad turns out to be Pyronica. One of Bill's seemingly random extradimensional allies
- "Heroic" example: It was a Running Gag in his earlier Homestuck fanworks, namely Sweet Jade and Hella John and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, that Nepeta was actually behind a large number of events and planned everything out. The idea came from "Wouldn't it be funny if I switched Nepeta and Vriska's plot-relative-nesses?" Fan thought if he kept doing this it would be predictable, but still wanted Nepeta to have some role in his stories, so he kept her as being important, he just nixed the stuff about
- In-universe Dramatic Irony example: we know right from before the first Aftermath at the absolute latest that Ezekiel (the Straw Misogynist, disgusting guy from the first season who had the "honor" of being the very first contestant kicked off) is the Big Bad of Total Drama World Tour Rewrite. However, the main heroes do not really, and they keep getting distracted by various villains per-"arc." (Duncan, Alejandro, and Cody of all characters.) It's not until the elimination of the third Arc Villain that he finally just spills the beans that Ezekiel is the "Boyfriend Eliminator," and right after that he conveniently starts getting invincibility. It helps that early chapters establish that he's Taken A Level In Badass in-between seasons in this AU. While Chris was explicitely forbidden from tampering with challenges and votes to keep drama-causers in the game, he still also shows a considerable bias towards Ezekiel in the last few legs, since Ezekiel also took a few levels in kindness. Ultimately subverted, as this story's yet another harem comedy-wish fulfillment deconstruction. The eliminated contestants, Chris, and even the in-universe viewers all like Ezekiel so much that they basically declare Harold the "true villains" of the game
- The final Big Bad of Housestuck: The Split turns out to be Carl Stevens, the Parody Stu "hero" back from Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals that all-but replaced both Pip and Alucard's roles in the story. Split retcons him in to lying about his backstory: he wasn't a rockstar that went to Earth for vacation but got stranded when his spaceship ran out of gas and crashed (on Pip), but instead a wanted criminal who stole from the Spider Queen (long story), and he very intentionally and deliberately killed Pip. However, Alucard's death was completely out of his control (he actually liked Alucard).
- The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage's true Big Bad is established in the Second Half, Mable [sic, not to be confused with Mabel] the Typomonster/the Pride Devil, and most of that half is spent on fighting her. While Mable is the mastermind behind the whole plot, the true "final villain" of the story is Creepypasta Sonic. A joke character fought way back in the First Half that Mabel anti-climactically just kicks away. So much happens in the Second Half (Stan and Melody running for president! Seven evil inner devils! Mecha versions of this fic's "main sixteen" destroying everything! Bill suddenly dies! An army of Hank Hill... clones?!), and to a degree even the First Half (A harem of .GIFfanys! Mabel fighting an edgier-looking version of herself! Dipper and Pacifica are long-lost brother and sister!), in-between that it's extremely easy to forget he even existed, especially since the whole SBIG series is about parodying bad writing and forgetting plot details is a sign of that. This was actually foreshadowed cross-story; in between him getting punted away and The Reveal, Fan published Chapter 3 (actually many chapters, but that's not the point) of Ordinarily United, where Stella ends up kicking away a seemingly-harmless Demon in a similar fashion. Said Demon then remarks to himself that if you kick someone away, make sure they're dead.
- The Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan does this in both installments.
- Dreams. Just dreams. Nothing unusual here, nope nothing to see at all. Just regular ol' dreams.
- The Jungle Gang arc in Ordinarily United is kicked off by Carlson having a metric ton of these (loosely foreshadowed in that he has one about Unitia One/Origin midway near the end of the previous arc, and one about Unitias Two+ at its end), which the Unitias think is adorable even when he's dreaming about people other than them. Carlson tries to ignore it when it's just about Stella or the other KnightsSpoilers for the Jungle arc , then moving on to other heroes like Hoodieath (a fellow co-hero although she refuses to officially join his group) and Eighthback (another co-hero that's still a tad bit paranoid about the Unitias secretly being evil), and even the two mayors introduced by that point. Once he starts dreaming about Ninjssassin, then he's quick to try to do something to put an end to it, and that "something" turns out to be heading over to Cooper Domain to try to stop what's considered the most powerful of the Demon groups.
- The Unitias confess to having intense dreams about Carlson all the damn time.
- Hammithan of Intriguing Group is a bit luckier than Carlson. He only has one really spicy dream about Diane early in Volume 3 after they (and Poixer and Nosfo) beat a haunted bored game together and that's it, except his dream makes working with her a lot more awkward. Especially when they're invited to a co-ed bath house (everything is co-ed in IG's world, even moreso than Ordinarily United) and she's the only other member of his group there at the moment.
- Fanwork Ban:
- Downplayed. He flat-out encourages people to make fan content of his work, stories inspired by his, and even said that his main motivation for writing many of his works are because things similar to them do not exist and he's bored because he has trouble finding "his exact type." He has remarked that he would hate seeing people doing anything resembling making money off of his stories (such as hiding fan art behind a paywall)... but he's gotten somewhat loose with those standards as time went on: first he okay'd his fan fiction OCs as they're technically dancing around copyright infringement even if the character themselves is original, then he okay'd projects that actually have a price tag like Smokedrifle Tower or 5x5 since one of his reasons was that if he was not making money off the work others shouldn't use his property for monetary gain either, and he openly said that he does not give a rat's ass if people do this to the Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan series since A: he has virtually no strong feelings at all towards it, just viewing it as a "story/game shitpost," and B: the character Margaret is supposed to be the exact same person as Brenda from Perfect Hair Forever, meaning Unviewable itself is always technically copyright-stepping fan fiction. He also does not mind account walls if the account process itself is free. Getting money, even donations, tied to fan art for Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group, 361 Striking Degrees, Emazh In, or Ordinarily United is a no-no.
- GPF/NMDW frowned upon the idea of making a fanwork that simply copy-pastes most events and leaves the dialogue unchanged, and he really does not like the Unitias (but only the Unitias) being used for things that would be incredibly out-of-character for them, even including something as mundane as putting on clothes. He doesn't act on it, but Ordinarily United proper makes it painfully clear what the Unitias are and are not in to.
- Faux Action Girl: Parodied with the Demon Underground. Despite there being billions upon billions of them, and how they are hyped up as an amazing band of cat-demon agents that save humanity, most of what's shown of them in the first Unviewable consists of them getting defeated and kidnapped by just about every enemy they come across, and requiring Taro — a single human who just barely discovered that he has some "magic gem" powers in him — ends up bailing them out. Gem or no gem, it should speak volumes about the power imbalance that a single person is able to save an army of literal novemdecillions (actual number). As the first story's ending implies that Ishiko and Taro at least become aware of the tropes they embody and start working towards developing out of that, it's implied that the Demon Underground will start taking levels in badass... and they do. In the sequel, Taro is still intentionally stronger than the six main girls as he turns out to be a Crutch Character, where the player will either have to sacrifice him or the three main shopkeepers to move on, but they join him in slaying enemies and gaining experience. Thus, they become skilled enough to jump from dragons (joke enemies that die in one hit, despite the name) to boards of wood to being able to take down a giant mecha armed with missiles and guns up the ass; Bill Cipher knockoffs (yes, plural) and reaching a point where genuinely impressive-looking monsters go down. When the third story introduces their Spear Counterparts, they come off as weak by comparison.note
Ultimately deconstructed if the player selects that the Flao King kills Taro rather than the three shopkeepers. (Or, prior to that major choice, if going on the Love Potion Path, where Taro effectively becomes an invincible monster) Regardless of the Mount. Tan choice, the King sends a shockwave that fires the party over to Sparkle Shores. However, if Taro was killed, Yoko in particular will immediately start feeling bad — even bursting in to tears — about how none of her training over the year between this and the first game amounted to anything, how she's scared, and uncertain that the gang will be able to win without Taro. She similarly breaks down crying if the player goes on the Love Potion Route, as it becomes increasingly obvious to her that Taro and his brainwashed zombie-like army are way too powerful for her to handle, yet she still refuses to back down. In the former case, the rest of the party tries comforting her and they reassure that they can win. In the latter case, there is no other party, since you turned most of them in to Taro's brainwashed slaves. Except Tamiko, who was trying to perform a ritual at the graveyard to give herself extra strength; and Margaret, who was waiting at the King's Castle with the Red Gem in hand to specifically end you.
- Friend Versus Lover:
- Stella tries to invoke this in the jungle arc when trying desperately to make Carlson pick her side over Unitia One's. In this case it's not a situation of one of them thinking the other is taking their time from Carlson away, it's because Unitia One and Stella had just gotten in to a huge fight that resulted in them splitting up, and Stella's trying to get Carlson to side with her. It backfires horribly, since Carlson had an entire year to get to know and love Unitia One while Stella was someone they met no more than two months ago.
Carlson: Are you really making me pick between the love of my life I'm engaged to and a hero... sidekick?
Stella: Sidekick?! Come on, Carlson, I'm more than that! In fact, you've known me for — oh wait that actually doesn't help my case fuck.
- Stella tries to invoke this in the jungle arc when trying desperately to make Carlson pick her side over Unitia One's. In this case it's not a situation of one of them thinking the other is taking their time from Carlson away, it's because Unitia One and Stella had just gotten in to a huge fight that resulted in them splitting up, and Stella's trying to get Carlson to side with her. It backfires horribly, since Carlson had an entire year to get to know and love Unitia One while Stella was someone they met no more than two months ago.
- Generation Xerox: Most of these are played for laughs, and are meant to reflect the fake-author's lack of creativity when it comes to building side-characters.
- Dipper and Mabel already have their canonical parallels with Stan and Ford (which is downplayed as Ford's Demoted to Extra, and while Stan does have a subplot spanning for more than a fourth of the story he's not exactly central to the plot anymore and Soos gets way more focus than he does), but Chapter 9 has a flashback that reveals that their mother was more-or-less Dipper with Mabel's ties to Lagann. Mabel herself ends up pulling off the "changes one step at the end" variant; namely, Mrs. Pines' enemy is a lot like Mable the Typomonster, right down to having a similar ability of weaponized Flanderization and giving a We Can Rule The World Together speech.
- Wendy's mother was an older and much taller version of her, and as a flashback (within a flashback that's technically within another flashback) reveals she looked downright identical to her as a teenager. (The key difference is that the former had permanent Peek-a-Bangs, while as an adult/ghost both of her eyes are visible.)
- Hailfire Peaks: With the 2018 rewrite having much more concrete definitions for its "areas," many of the domains are this.
- Kathody's domain is technically a threefer: it has a haunted house complex surrounded by desert, and the desert itself also carries a minor electrical theme (moreso than the .GIFfanys by default), but "electric level" isn't exactly a trope by itself. In the original, the desert just served as a backdrop while almost the entirety of that part of the story took place inside the one haunted house. Fan did not like this, so he tried to incorporate the desert exterior far more — as he did with most of the domains in general.
- Bubbles's domain is technically set on a mountain, but unlike Dian and "the Twins" the mountain element is downplayed in favor for its hot springs theme. The exteriors are misty hot springs that are described by Wendy as feeling like an "anti-swamp," while the interior areas are Down the Drain with their heavy focus on pipes and plumbing.
- Sonia's domain is a combination of Bubblegoop Swamp and Band Land.that
- Light Is Not Good:
- Unviewable series:
- The "Mystery Rival," who seems like a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment in the first story, returns as a Mirror Boss in the second, and has much more plot relevancy in the third. A strange masked man wearing bright clothes that, for whatever reason, really wants to hunt down the Demon Underground. He calls himself the "Angelic Blade." Subverted as he turns out to be Taro from the future of the timeline where the player chose to keep him alive.
- A recurring pair of plot elements are the Green and Red Gems. While both of them are bright shining light gemstones that offer great power,
- Unviewable series:
- The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage:
- Way back in Chapter 2note , Nzyvo steals a few plot-important objects and kidnaps Dipper's friends, taking advantage of a Bill-summoning putting everyone to sleep and one of her many powers being to break out of it. She gives him a hand-written note explaining this, which also has a drawing of her mooning him for insult. Near the very end of the story, she ends up mooning the true Big Bad in person. After stealing all of her stuff and after her gang took out six of her "flunkies." Given that Nzyvo has a bizarre Spiral Power condition that, for all intents and purposes, means her skin is practically rotting (she repairs it by sapping Spiral Power from others, settling on Mabel after her Heel–Face Turn), it squicks out her targets pretty well.
- Stan saves himself from being voted out of the election by mooning his opponent, Bank Bill, right after Bank shared similar views to Stan that got him unpopular in the first place (namely, his promise to ban X-rated material; it's a Running Gag that characters in-universe act like that's the worst possible opinion to have).
- Your entire party can do this in Another "Another World" Story as an attack, along with flashing. Whether it's Taro or the six Cat Girl demon women, the result is that it pisses off the enemies. Especially the Bufflaos. Oddly, one of the hidden bosses — the expy of Mako Mankanshoku — has this exact same attack as well for some reason. Also, so do Bugs Bunny and Austin Powers, which is strange because neither of them wear clothes to begin with (yes, Austin spends the entire bonus fight nude; his talk portrait before the battle implies that he stripped just before the fight).
- Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks:
- In the Bayonetta "filler arc," Balder does this by accident when one of the Little Devils ends up ripping the back part of his outfit. The result is a two-page shot of his ass.
- Leonard ends up doing this to Sheldon during part of a "theoretical vs applied physics" debate. None of it makes sense, but it is one of the few times where the comic actually lives up to its name (otherwise it's mostly "Sheldon and Leonard Talk About Video Games").
- Ordinarily United:
- Ruby does this all the time, not out of deliberately pulling off the move but just because her outfit of choice just consists of cloth down her front and back with nothing underneath. She does pull down the front cloth if something makes it fly up, but she has no problem exposing her pinkish ass to everyone as she flies around. Of course, it helps that she has one of the most modest outfits out of any of the main characters.
- Stella develops a Running Gag of doing this late in to the New Wave of Heroes Arc, namely that everyone she moons just ends up being aroused by it instead. She does this to the Inventor as a way of telling him that their relationship isn't going to be at all... but then realizes that, considering what a pervert Inventor is, that might be a bad idea (ironically it isn't — he's the only foe in the entire story that gets successfully Distracted by the Sexy. It's implied Stella would have kicked his ass anyway, since she's Stella Fortyyismah). She does this to Eldbrash in the middle of a training match which causes him to become a stuttering wreck (he's used to people fighting in the buff, but he's never seen someone who specifically drew attention to their ass outside of his Archive Binge of Wavette) and he ends up accidentally blasting off her pants with his following water attack. She moons Carlson right in their genuine battle when she formally breaks off from the Stellar Silver Knights, which is especially awkward for him as he had just had a very intense erotic dream about her last night. The only people she manages to genuinely piss off with it are Unitia One (who generally really doesn't like Stella and does not immediately drop down because of a butt) and a group of "sewer monsters" from the post-Hundred Demon chapters of Extraordinarily that, not having humanoid biology at all, would not find it attractive and instead recognize it as an offensive remark.
- Variant as they never (never) wear pants, or any clothes, in the first place: The Unitias love bending over in front of Carlson to get him
- The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage:
- Morality Pet:
- Carlson is one of these to the Unitias. He's the only Earth-dweller that they are actually nice to and patient with, and unlike with some characters (most notably Stella, who the Unitias really pretend to so much as stand being around) it's a genuine affection and not an act.
- Diane Mohdez of Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group. She wears almost nothing right from the beginning, and after Volume 2 she even loses her top and spends most of the story topless (unless in Brimcity, where it's outlawed).
- Ordinarily United has a number of contenders:
- Played with with the Unitias. On paper, they have a number of traits that could throw them under this: a lack of care for clothes (well, all of them run around completely naked at all times to the point where it could wrap back to being a turnoff, but see later on), them effectively being OU's version of succubi with all the seduction implied by it, and they can even be Mr. Fanservices via Sex Shifting — but in execution they don't really "act sexy" unless they're flirting around with Carlson, and there's the matter of their designs invoking the general look of a Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl... but with claws and More Teeth than the Osmond Family. If anything, they paradoxically double as being Ms. Fan Disservices, since they have a wide variety of Body Horror transformations and are asthetically some of the most disturbing characters in the story (even the Big Bad has the tame design of a stereotypical Big Red Devil, and while he technically could change his appearance in grotesque manners he does not), taken out of context. Even their designs are something of a sexual Uncanny Valley: They are human-looking enough to invoke feeling "familiar," yet have an utter shitload of inhuman traits (their doubling every day, their absurd height, their sharp claws and teeth, aformentioned transformations that they love showing to people they hate, and their outright aggressive refusal to put on clothes) that something about them feels extremely off, especially when a good number of the other Hundred Demons are closer to your standard Cute Monster Girl or Cute Monster Guy fare. There's a good reason why GPF described the Unitias as "Freudian nightmares," and that was the general goal he originally wanted all the Hundred Demons to fit before realizing that his designs didn't really count for a lot of them. If one heeds Unitia Two's advice (and Unitia One's, to a lesser extent) and gets used to them, they eventually come off as harmless.
- The Stellar Silver Knights are surrounded with men and women alike who wear little, but Stella's the most major character out of them, and she's the story's main female character who is not an intentional Fan Disservice teeter-er like the Unitias are.
- Not His Sled: It's a "redo"/"reboot," not just the original story made flashier. There are a number of changes made from the 2015 version, and the story intentionally teases the readers in to thinking that the same events would happen when they don't:
- Kathody hints at there being a "monster" in the "basement" of her domain. In the original, it was a second Trickster made out of loser candy. In this one, as Fan did not like the original RG's "one other monster of the week from canon makes a cameo appearance" gimmick and dropped it entirely after a brief mention of the Gobblewonkers in Searah's placenote , so the monster in Kathody's basement is really just Kathody herself in a cheesy monster costume. But then she opens a portal to hell and drags forth a pile of ectoplasm that she shifts in to her own, entirely new monster/Main Possession.
- Kathody also toys around with a staircase using her powers. In the original Gifocalypse, her "Main Possession" was just a staircase in reference to the second boss fight from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Here... far from it.
- The giant stone .GIFfany head Sandy possessed shows up much earlier in her two-parter, and all of the signs point to it being her Main Possession. Then it turns out that's not her Possession.
- Melody shows up at the beginning of Arc 2 now, with a small but negligible amount of foreshadowing beforehand, and permanently joins the group. In the original version, she does not appear until the "Game Over" three-part finale, and isn't even mentioned until the tail end of "Gravity Falls Vs Anti Gravity."
- Michelle, Donna, and Raffeala aren't entirely loyal to Leona and even betray her, instead of being devoted henchwomen throughout.
- In regards to the additional-made copies of .GIFfany, the epilogue is completely different. In the original, Mabel simply talked and convinced the next-gens in to turning against "Risen" .GIFfany, but she still fought back until the whole "falling from space and having a one-on-one fist-fight with Soos as their clothes burn up on re-entry." Here, however, the next-gens stay loyal to .GIFfany's side right until the end... and while the naked fist-fight still happens (just slightly different, for one thing they keep fighting after losing all their clothes instead of stopping right as their unmentionables burn off), her "redemption" is made far more ambiguous. When she tells the next-gens that she's changed, instead of accepting it, they angrilly blast off in to deep space and take the Planet Negation Girl and some of its (voluntary, at least) customers with them, with their whereabouts being unknown... until the "post-game" chapter with Eve.
- Professor Eve is handled in a completely different way from how she was in the original. For starters, she is now foreshadowed to hell and back — almost every "old" screen or system with the professors is arranged in a 4x4 grid with a blank or "No imput" part for the sixteenth and final block. "Newer" screens such as the ones on the PNG are in a 3x5 system, hinting that she's an Unperson. She's appeared through her "fragments" in each arc (Red in Arc 1, Green in Arc 2, and Blue in Arc 3), and towards Arc 3 Shannon flat-out refers to her by name. The way she's handled is completely different from the old version and is a Call Forward to Emazh In:
- The RPG Maker version at first seems like a faithful, beat-by-beat, word-for-word adaptation
- Role-Ending Misdemeanor: A few in-universe examples:
- Eugine the Inventor was one of the strongest Supers out there (pre-Unitia arrival), behind Carlson himself, and could even take down the vaguely fairy/deity-like Guardian races on in a fight thanks to his regeneration powers. He also used his genetic engineering to make a cure for cancer (again, pre-Unitias, as according to Unitia Two the whole "species" are "walking panaceas") and has his own company established. He ends up getting kicked off and fired once his extremely creepy, entitled behavior towards and attempted groping of Stella come to light, with historians even trying to erase him outright. Taking his anger out on "the jocks," he tries to kill Carlson — Unitia One, only believing in killing other (attempted) killers, finally takes that as an excuse to do something she wanted to since seeing his true colors. Which is subjecting him to a Cruel and Unusual Death, and after that
- Running Gagged:
- Non-gag example. After realizing readers would probably get sick of dozens of (although not all of) the Hundred Demons calling Unitia One a traitor and "taunting" her by saying the Eighth Circle is invincible, Chapter 8 has the minor Demon Pexkcs (sic) say that he wants to tell One all of those things before trying to kill her, thinking he might be the first Demon to do that. After that, the number of Demons who do encounter Unitia One but do not call her a "traitor" rise significantly (although all of the Arc Villains except DEATH MECHA and Dudenergy still do it), and just about nobody tells her that the Eighth Circle is invincible especially as the Demons in general start to lose faith in him and get more faith in Last. (Ironically, Last is one of the very few Demons who still remains faithful and loyal to the Eighth Circle, but few of the other mooks realize this and thinks that they are on opposite sides of the given "should we attack humans now or not" debate.)
- By the start of the story, the Prime Minister of Canada was a Testosterone Poisoning-themed character who induced fear in to everyone who was not Carlson or a Unitia, and he in turn was scared of the Unitias. He was an expy of the "Canadia President" from Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage. Fan eventually got a bit sick of him and he's bridge-dropped in the Beam Duo Invasion arc when he tries to challenge Last in the same way he challenged some of the other gigantic Demons. However, instead of holding her down on his own until Carlson and/or the Unitias arrived, Last simply disintegrates him and Canada gets a new leader. This also gives him the honor of being one of the few genuinely heroic characters who actually dies, as almost everyone who isn't an outright villain (usually the Demons, but also Inventor, Lock-On, and Gatherer and their respective willing company) ends up living around.
- In the early arcs, the Unitias would do one-armed versions of things that would normally require two arms, such as clapping or even crossing a single arm. This was because they would devote one finger/hand (for their female and male forms respectively) to Hand-or-Object Underwear, and while they could grow extra arms (and Unitia One even did earlier in her life as Unitia Origin), they would rather not break the illusion that it should hypothetically be easy to see their goods. Once Unitia One finally sorts things out in regards to her past life at the Jungle Arc, she symbolizes how that aspect of her arc is complete by, for the first time, going out in public without covering herself. From there on out all Unitias unanimously drop the finger-thing except as minor call backs, they use both arms for everything from then on out. Replacing it, however, is the Running Gag of them being subjected to barely-there Scenery Censor — they were in their own home with Carlson (they drop the rule if it's just them and/or Carlson around), but with them going around without finger-coverage all the time it happens far more often.
- "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: In-universe examples:
- Stella off-handedly refers to Kill la Kill of all things as "tame." This happens long after we see what the general type of fiction by OU's 2060 (with a tiny bit of Alternate History) is, as it includes shows like Wavette that are considered children's entertainment. In fact, a running gag from that point is Stella pointing out that there's a kid's show that goes farther than anything that's "noted" for having a lot of "nudity"
- Ship Sinking: Notably, GPF himself encourages people to "experiment with writing weird couples if you want,"note and even posted joke art of Carlson with several of the other Demons. Even non-humanoid ones like Bricka. These are just moments of it being confirmed that a given couple isn't going to happen.
- Hoodieath, at first glance, almost seems like she's being built to be a "permanent" love interest for Stella in the future (who up until that point in the story had been sleeping around with various people), what with them sharing an... enthusiastic love for fanservice-laden adult works. The former comes off as a bit brash at first, but that's just something she'll develop out of, right? Then she actually meets Stella for the first time. Stella's response is to just laugh her off.
- In a case of anti-Ship Sinking, the end of the Fuck the Jungle Arc was the story's way of confirming that, despite both parties having their issues come at them at full force, Carlson and Unitia One's "time apart" is not a permanent breakup and they're a couple to stay. Word of God saying that their relationship is permanent at the chapter's closing notes and they won't have anything resembling a "split" to that degree again just cements that all other Carlson or Unitia One pairings are down the gutter, unless one counts that the Unitias themselves provide a harem. (But even then, Carlson/anyone not a Unitia or any Unitia/anyone not Carlson or another Unitia is done.)
- The beginning of the "Ex-Ex-Ex Arc" (official name) drives a nail through Stella/Hex, and to a lesser extent Stella with any of the side Silver Knights/Real Skies. It was said earlier on that Stella does not feel comfortable trying to get with her own co-workers, and at first that just seemed like something she would develop out of as she slowly matures over the story. When that did happen, she tried for Hex first,
- Fan offhandedly sinks a number of pairings involving the main eight Real Skies when they casually mention, to Stella's surprise, that most of them actually had dates the whole time (Hex just happened to be one of the few exceptions). They're not major characters, but the screentime they do have by all means indicates that they are perfectly fine and happy relationships that won't really break up any time soon.
- Word of God directly, if jokingly, says that "Unitia One/Naruto" isn't going to happen, a reference to the popularity of Naruto crossover, Naruto harem, and Naruto harem crossover over on Fanfiction.net. Eventually he wrote his own parody story where Naruto and One meet. Even ignoring the age difference, which they don't, it's still obvious that the two of them aren't really compatable at all. Then the "Naruto" from naruto the guy with the ninja, a badfic parody of such crossover harems, enters through a dimensional portal. While One lets the "closer to canon" Naruto off lightly, gwtn-Naruto starts trying to make her in to one of his brainwashed slaves. Even ignoring that Unitia One is canonically immune to mind control of any sort (illusions can be induced on her but she knows how to break out unless it was something that hits her personally), and the story does not, this fails spectacularly and she simply kills him with a finger flick.
- Springtime for Hitler:
- Professor Dove was originally envisioned as a Take That! to overly-violent tsundere characters who are effectively glorified abusers. He set out to create one of the biggest assholes he could possibly write... and he ended up liking the result unironically, because he thought Dove's hatred and "edgyness" was presented in such an over-the-top fashion that she wrapped around back to being a Love to Hate character in his eyes. It helps that one of her expies, Unitia Nine, completely drops the "jackass" aspect and instead follows along the lines of just being a wannabe smartass
- The whole Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan series was meant to be a rather spiteful dig at cliches Fan personally did not like, common but not exclusive to anime. He also wanted to go for a gritty Black Comedy along the likes of Conker's Bad Fur Day or Kung Fury (in fact, he describes this as "Conker but with anime girls instead of talking animals"), and by the second installment he specifically wanted to see if he could make a "banned game" without resorting to graphic violence or showing major nudity. Despite the intent being to make
- Strictly Formula:
- Many of his original fiction — and even a number of his fanworks, namely run:gifocalypse, have the same general template story: set in a world similar to ours on the surface but has loads of crazy shit within it, usually with some Alternate History thrown in. There tends to be at least twelve of something: enemy-officers working under BLOODSHOT in Steve Buhvillen's Intriuing Group (which is twelve), Charged Emazhes making up the "Rainbow Ring" in Emazh In (fourteen, there's two more in addition to the actual spectrum of colors; possibly even more if one counts their light/dark/mechanical/nature counterparts), major teammates in both 361 Striking Degrees and the 5x5 series, etc. If there is a gang of twelve+, then usually twelve of them fall under a color-coding based on the RGB spectrum, with each member being a different hue exactly 30 degrees apart from one-another: red, orange, yellow, chartreuse, green, aquanote , cyan, azure, blue, violet, magenta, and rose. Extra colors tend to include black, white, and possibly even gray or a "wildcard" color; if there is a multiple of twelve involved, expect additional colors to be ones between the red-to-rose spectrum. With Intriguing Group and Smokedrifle Tower being two of the few exceptions, they also follow his Color-Coded Elements system and have a hard-structured associated biomenote . Hero is initially unaware or barely-aware of this sort of thing even if they are part of that rainbow, but then finds out. They start in a populated area ranging from a small rural town (Gravity Falls town in run:gifocalypse) to either the color-coded biomes outlined in the note, but whether or not their journey takes them across the color-coded areas a forest (usually near the beginning), desert, tundra, ocean, mountain, and lava zone are common. If the color-coding isn't used, then the main regions may be based loosely on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, with there being a forest, volcano, lake/ocean, desert, "dark zone," and "light zone" corresponding with the Sages (if the "Sages" are used as inspiration then it's always in that order; Forest first, Spirit before Shadow). After going through "natural" locations, there may be some "less-natural" settings like places with a holy/unholy theme, but towards the end the final area is almost always a city of sorts associated with space (or floating high in the air, or both) that's even bigger, fancier, and far more futuristic than the city the hero starts out in. (Planet Negation Girl to Gravity Falls town in run:gifocalypse; Buhvillen City to Brimcity in Intriguing Group; Circle Land to Hill Town in Ordinarily United; Labostoep to Dekstop in Emazh In; etc). If not a city, then a castle of sorts (Unviewable 2 and both 5x5 installments). Artificial humanoids usually play a plot and are usually contrasted with at least one human character (5x5 and _Roy are the closest he came to writing a story set after human extinction; in the former it's ambiguous as to whether or not Lansord is the last human left alive and in the latter )
- He has a small handful of rules for his Homestuck fanworks. Namely, either Gamzee or Aradia is always the first one to die off while Nepeta "can't" die unless The Simpsons ends (in real life) before Fan's done with the story. (The former rule is reflected in Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group; the BLOODSHOT officers have the same RGB color theme GPF usually uses and that can also be found with the trolls; Darkhorse corresponds to Aradia's "hue" and he's the first of them to die.)
- The Dowsing Rod's first three chapters set up a formula of: Benny wand
- Surprise Creepy:
- Ordinarily United is a romantic comedy (and no, not a horror story "pretending" to be a romantic comedy, it is fully considered one just with "mild" horror elements according to Word of God) features a pair of overpowered main characters, another "main"/major character that's a drunken idiot who likes making inappropriate pop culture references, a Big Bad that's an utter pushover with an intentionally half-assed cliche Big Red Devil design, goofy villains, and it's literally a supernatural harem story. Oh yeah, that last part, the "haremettes" are Humanoid Abominations from what's more-or-less hell itself that are inspired by a number of actual horror characters, like Sadako. And they're not exactly "moefied" either: their usual appearance gives them extremely sharp teeth, claws, intentionally uncanny and unnatural proportions, and they love putting on weird Body Horror transformations to freak people out. Fan describes the Unitias as the offspring of .GIFfany and Alucard, and that's a bit accurate. Especially Unitia Origin's past self. Except unlike Alucard, the Unitias usually try to keep their kills quick and painless. When they don't... well, just ask Pantalite and how she slowly (but not in any detail and more-or-less "offscreen") gets mauled to death by weird fuzzy hairball... things the Unitias made, all for trying to put a pair of panties on Unitia Origin (well, she's also trying to wipe out humanity, but so are the other Demons and they end up with a "quick and painless" death). Or the Inventor, who met his end with an "ocean of maggots" that the Unitias all chipped in to make which is actually even squickier than the name makes it sound since it leaves out the other things. (It was meant to be an ironic punishment for them; he gropes people, so the Unitias thought he should "feel what it's like to have unwanted, slimy flesh touching him all over." By the time you read the part where his true colors are revealed, you would probably be rooting for him to get the OOM.) 90% of the time, the Unitias are meant to be seen as casual little dorks and act almost exactly like sit-com characters, but the few times where they genuinely hate someone mark the moments where OU suddenly swings from a 1 to an 11. And those are the heroes: once Last is introduced, [...] In summary one of the earlier chapters in the story mocks Cliché Storm creepypasta and has the guts to call "and then everything turned red and bloody" tame. Take that as a warning.
- Emazh In inverts this. The start plays off with Ninthee being framed as some Obviously Evil mad scientist-like figure that captures your player character, Mel, right from the start. When he tries to break out, she suddenly ambushes him and looks like she's about to flip... but then she calms herself down and instead sends him down in to a big, colorful city. Then we see Olivia's introduction, and any idea that the game might be purely horror with nothing intentionally comical is swiftly evaporated.
- Title Drop:
- Unlike Ordinarily, Extraordinarily United says the name of its chapter almost every time... unless the title is something like "Alternatively United Part X." In the case of the first chapter, "One, Two, Four, Eight, Sixteen," it's in Unitia Two's narrational introduction to keeping the Unitia numbers simple and just going over the first five days.
- Uncanny Valley: For a lack of a better term, Sheldin and Lenard is more "detailed" than GPF's usual MS Paint Stylistic Suck art style. This is not necessarily a good thing.
- Sheldon's appearance in the first comic, especially with that eye that adds another "ring" of color each panel. His redo for the 2018 revival also looks... off (it's the Skintone Sclera that everyone else, even Leonard after the shift, lacks) but it's considerably better since he's not staring directly in to the readers' soul.
- Marge's face when she (somehow) realizes that Homer was cheating on her with Leonard. Good lord. Her mouth looks like a cross between a duck bill and a crocodile jaw. Marge does not always look like this — as we find out in the very next comic.
- "Let's Play a Horror Game" features a cameo from Unitia Origin — or rather, an expy of her — as one of the monsters Leonard finds. The result is exactly as one would expect.
- Wham Line:
- Writer on Board: Zig-zagged around a lot.
- Professor Dove was meant to parody the trope. She's an original character "edgified" version of .GIFfany that swears like a sailor in a fan fic otherwise light on language that intentionally shared some opinions of the author in some regards... and she's utterly loathed by almost everyone, including her own minions. Who are explicitely already lower in number than the followers of every single other professor. Fan thought it would be funny if the closest thing the fic had to a self-insert was a character that was unanimously disliked in-universe and had most of her points successfully refuted. She still ultimately ended up getting one thing she (and the author, to a lesser extent) wanted: she threw the anti-love potion on Robbie and Tambry and then effectively caused a domino effect that sunk their relationship. GPF hates love potions. The entire scene was played for laughs, and Dove was presented as the bad guy for doing that yet it becomes obvious that this was what Fan wanted.
- In the final arc of both versions, .GIFfany suddenly rants about how unpleasable her human "customers" are at the PNG, calling them annoying for always demanding more. It's a parody of the It's Short, So It Sucks! attitude and the fifteen minutes of fame/"short media attention span" thing, where .GIFfany has a literal giant planet supercomputer with extremely detailed games and other forms of entertainment that make even the most technologically advanced Earth games look like Pong in comparison and they update and expand by the hour, and people are still calling it "barebones" and "not enough" and saying that they're "too short" when the remake elaborates that one game could take up to decades just to beat the final boss. In the original RG, this actually had nothing to do with the plot; GPF "fixed" this by having the remake as a whole some times cover a theme about many people never truly being satistifed and always wanting more, while taking what they do have for granted. (Which mostly comes to light in Rose's, Cardia's, Dian's, Natalie's, and Shannon's domains but still has a presense everywhere else.) Either way, it does not make that much sense for .GIFfany's character that she would actually be driven to annoyance because her various players keep demanding more out of her,
- In the 2015-2017 version, Professor Wendy (renamed Professor Natalie in the 2018 remake for a number of reasons, namely involving the One Steve Limit gag with canon's Wendy and Fan, since writing the original, deciding to officially add a Scott Pilgrim character (Envy) to the deliberately confusing "Strider family tree" in SBIG) mainly existed for three reasons: to fulfil the "aqua/jade-themed wind-user" quota of his elemental spectrum, to lightly parody massive fandom trends that have several borderline In-Name-Only AUs and an obsession with that work of fiction (said work being King of the Hill), and as mild criticism of some elements of Undertale (not the fandom stuff, but Wendy/Natalie's general behavior that outright pisses off the human Wendy instead of being seen as endearing).
- Ordinarily United:
- One of the goals for the entire story was to mock poorly-written romances or romances built on the idea of "saving" the love interest, and this comes to a head in the Grand Finale where Unitia One specifically makes her wedding vows about how love isn't something that can be splashed on via a potion, it's not something that just comes upon meeting a person, and it's not something that can be reincarnated or determined by fate. In the story's defense there were villains who dealt with these themesnote so it could slightly be passed off that One was ranting at them rather than the tropes they embody in general,
- One habit of GPF is to make
Nah. I'd imagine if that were the case, all the heroes in general will be teens who are, like, 13-16 (oh yeah I actually forgot for a while that I picked "14.5 years of existing/14.5 years old" as when the Blessed Trio got their sheer talents because that's the average of 13 and 16, two kind of cliche ages for teen protagonists). I'd say something about Carlson's first meeting with the Unitias being from contrivance but to admit some thing the way they met canonically was also contrived a bit so let's skip to the Unitias not at all having any "creepy" elements to them (at worst, Unitia One might still be pale in skin tone and have just one fang that always sticks out as opposed to several sharp teeth that she completely hides when she closes her mouth (the Unitias canonically have no overbite or anything)), and possibly even "looking young." Speaking of designs, the Hundred Demons would almost all look almost completely human, with their main differences being what kind of armor they wear. The men are buff sword-users/gun-users with little variation, and the women (and instead of forty-nine, not counting UO, of them being women it's a smaller number like... 20ish at the most) are all cookie-cutter whip-using dominatrix archetypes who basically talk like Whipped Wanda but unironically and without Stella/the Unitias commenting that she sounds a bit cheesy. Maybe Scale Breath has the power to turn in to a dragon. Maybe Swinging Blade turns in to a fox — actually, no, this version of SB is that "his only power is that he's good with a sword" thing played straight. Assily Blast is removed/replaced entirely, although you know what maybe that's not such a bad thing. Anyway, back to the story specifically and not just how everyone looks. Right. Carlson's stumbling upon the Unitias results in him getting "United" to them by accident. Instead of Uniting being a consensual, mutual agreement that's reversible any time and really only means that the human shares powers with the soul being they're tied to, in this case it's an accidental permanent ritual where he's stuck with her or visa-versa (they're stuck together and one of them is forcefully dragging the other around, that's all that matters) because shenanigans.
Oh No, EI Edition
- Leather, again:
- Ninthee is by all means not just an invasive, manipulative, dangerous stalker yandere, but she's also an open sadist even before the events that served as her Freudian Excuse. While she isn't meant to be completely irrideemable, some players latch on to her very few positive quirks, act like they completely define her, while that the players and narrative itself that treats her as a dangerous stalker psycho-creep are just "overblowing" her negative qualities. A huge point of her character was to show that you can still be good to your own personal friends (Lithlaun and Fatephinal, who are hardly saints themselves) and still be a dangerous asshole to everyone else. When the trailer for a certain update/expansion shows her comitting actual murder up to and including killing NeedsMoreDeepWater and revealing that a lot of her own personal moveset when she's playable consists of extremely brutal and painful attacks, there was outcry that
- Carlson: June 1st, 2037 ("first day of summer" (or rather the beginning of the three "months of summer"); opposite of Dipper and Mabel being born on the last day of summer)
- Stella: IDGAF,
- Unitia One:
- Contemptible Cover:
- Inverted. Just like the Fictionpress story's overall cover, Volume 1's cover is just a closeup of Carlson's face as he shaves it. And he's even wearing his full sleepwear, too, evident by the bit of pajama top visible around his collar.
- Played straight for Volumes 2 and 3,
- Hotter and Sexier: Despite being the same plot beat-for-beat as the Fictionpress story (as it's just meant to be a visual adaptation, not a complete reboot, and both projects were made entirely by the same person), the webcomic takes advantage of its visual media to throw in shots of both men and women where the Fictionpress story did not put similar emphasis. Ninjssassin in particular goes from just being a Full-Frontal Assault specialist to throwing chubby fanservice left and right, with a lot of focus on her butt [...] While the fight scenes (not counting sparing matches or roleplay fights between Carlson and the Unitias or the side-Knights/Real Skies) are relatively tame, they still were in the original (Fan did not want to sexualize characters fighting for their lives), so this does not count as an inversion or a downplay.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler:
- "Volume 6's" cover shows Stella in her Real Skies armor. Complete with the visible "RS" logo and a cloud, indicating that she would at least have a different sort of group that has its own uniform.
- Summaries themselves calling Unitia Origin "Unitia One" often do not really hide the implication that that's going to be her official name. In the Fictionpress story, the narrative itself called her "Unitia Origin" right up until her Battle in the Center of the Mind
- Mythology Gag: Volume 1's cover art is a polished version of the Fictionpress story's cover. Carlson shaving.
- Painting the Medium:
- The "Black Speech" originally represented by bolding even the quote marks is, here, represented by word balloons having black backgrounds with white outlines and jagged white words.
- In the text version, colored text was only used for Unit Chat, which happened rarely (Fan did not want accusations of ripping off Homestuck and was simply experimenting with gimmicks). Here, however, there are boxes with colored borders and words indicating who is narrating,
- Whenever Unitia One retells or recaps something that involves Stella, Stella's words are written in comic sans as a way of indicating how the former thinks the latter is somewhat of an annoying slacker.
- Scenery Censor: Implied in the original but taken to full overdrive with the story's new visual medium. To give an idea, listing every single example is practically useless; it's a Running Gag that the comic acts like there is some "rule" against showing stuff between the legs when there really is not per-say, so the glimpses of everything are there and are rather blatant. The story has plenty of characters who shamelessly bare everything, and only a select few like Tony the Bear (himself just a one-shot villain, to also give an idea) have Barbie Doll Anatomy. Even less-humanlike Demons supposedly avert Nonhumans Lack Attributes. However, there's still some noteworthy examples:
- In-universe examples:
- Unitia Nine confesses to, at some point, developing fetish for this. When she sends "pinup teases" to Carlson, half the time she deliberately stages things so that she's covered by some object. Carlson likewise sends photos back to her with a similar gimmick. Because Carlson is Carlson and the Unitias are the Unitias, they can do things like censoring themselves
- The High-Splash Adventures of Wavette parodies this with extremely contrived
- No: All three of the crossover chapters, where the gang splits up to take on altered events of the author's other three main Gravity Falls fan fics.
- Mabel goes through Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage which condenses the entire Seven Evil Inner Devils in to one quick rush. She goes back in time, teams up with her 13 year-old mother, the two get in Gurren Lagann itself and they both burn through the personifications of the seven deadly sins with intentionally powerful drill moves. After spending most, if not the entire game (depending on secret bosses, if the player picked the other two first, etc) just fighting .GIFfany variants, this is a surprisingly badass and over-the-top change of pace. The tone is set nicely when, on the "map board," Mabel plops her own figure in a mecha and then puts on Kamina's iconic shades on top of that. Also, you've got the Golden Goddesses from Zelda themselves as party members.
- Stan and Ford wind up on Fanservice Island and, similar to Mabel with the sins, they effectively fight the four horsemen of the apocalypse,
- Ordinarily United: [I'll re-add the minor Demons later.]
- "I WAS DEFEATED! THIS IS UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE! NO!" Swinging Blade (Demon #11)
- "What's the point? Your freakish, overpowered bodyguards are here. And you do know that I was trying to kill you. What... why do you see fun in that, anyway?" Blazing Fast (Demon #26)
- "Ha! Joke's on you, because I figured it out! At least in my last words, I can admit that I'm a terrible pervert! But you... kill as many outer Demons as you want, but you will never get rid of your inner Demons! Admit it, Unitia Origin! You are your own worst enemy!" Eugine, AKA "The Inventor"
- "Let me put this in terms you'll understand. Carlson, you're in check right now. Unitia Origin, you're in the red. I'm the rook or the tentacle mass that you think you've turned the tables by capturing, when in reality you've just set yourself wide open for the queen..." Assily Blast (Demon #38)
- "DEATH MECHA... what the flying fuck, dude?" Flower's Chest (Demon #51)
- "No no no no WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT!" "Unitia Origin (Demon #9)," or specifically the illusion image Unitia One has about her own eviller past self. The entire fight was symbolic of her finally moving past her terrible behavior and seeking full responsibility for it
- "My nephew... if there's one last thing I want to say... it's that you're a fucking moron for giving this up." Larry Carlson, AKA "Lock-On"
- "You... you are TEARING ME APART BY THE SYSTEMS, Origin!" DEATH MECHA (Demon #43)
- "Twist time. I know about the afterlife. Earth's afterlife. I can't believ even Transparaghost is drawing blanks with that. So I know where I'm going. And Stella, I'll be waiting for you there. It's what you get for trying to break up with me. I never give up, ever. See you soon." The Gatherer
- "Even with all this power... to be beaten by someone as generic and pathetic as you! Urgh, nightmares are comin' back..." Scale Breath (Demon #59)
- "Okay... I asked, and I got an answer." Girlaser (Demon #67)
- "Hey. Wanna hear something that's totally fury? Unitia Origin. Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars..." Dudenergy (Demon #76). He's singing that because Fly Me to the Moon used to be Unitia Origin/One and the Eighth Circle's song as a couple
- "No... the Rocks... they were supposed to be mine! Not his! And definitely not yours!" Last (Demon #100)
- "Hey Res! Now is finally the time to bring us all back! Make sure you really piss Carlson off!" Ninjssassin/"Knightssassin" (Demon #7)
- "Oh, drat. You couldn't have... waited one more second?" Res (Demon #2)
- "Unitias, Carlson... Unitia One, I hope you all live happily in this new world together. You've earned it. As for me, I will rightfully take whatever punishment I deserve. Enjoy your wedding." Fred/The Eighth Circle (Demon #1)
- Carlson Saga:
- Trio Introduction Arc
- Building the Knights Arc
- Blast and the Past Arc
- Stella Saga:
- Fuck the Jungle Arc
- Ex-Ex-Ex Arc
- Dragons and Mosquitoes Arc
- Eighth Circle Saga:
I think in the entire Gravity Falls fandom I've finally found one guy I definitely feel the need to tell that he made .GIFfany too evil, instead of not evil enough like it sometimes happens. I mean, Jesus fucking Christ, she's a brutal sadist here.
- Beam Duo Invasion Arc
- Final Six Arc
- Circle Showdown Arc
- What makes the Waterwraith and Plasm Wraith worse is when you consider that just about every other enemy in the series is based on some kind of insect or otherwise some animal. The Waterwraith and Plasm Wraith's "main" form are humanoid. Not only in a world where humanity is confirmed to be extinct, but do you know the one other native species that's more humanoid than the others? The Pikmin themselves. Keep in mind that the Waterwraith only follows captains, and that the Plasm Wraith seems obsessed with Olimar specifically.