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The guy in this/these image(s), by the way, is supposed to be Hank Hill.

Hey, did anyone know that Edgar Allan Poe wrote a story called Perving on Your First Cousin When She's 13 Years Old?

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We're given no reason to find them or their lifestyle appealing in any way, and they aren't doing bad things for good reasons. They're not really clear cut evil enough to make them a Villain Protagonist, but they quite don't qualify as an Anti-Hero either. They aren't even A Lighter Shade of Black or a Lesser of Two Evils. They're just a bad person who does bad things - and doesn't tend to feel too bad about it.

While these characters may play out much like a Sociopathic Hero, they tend to have their empathy mostly intact, and just choose to set it aside most of the time. They're fully aware that what they're doing is wrong, sometimes they may even feel pangs of remorse, but whatever their reasons, they're going to keep doing it anyway.

    The Magic of Executive Meddling 

Executive Meddling

An adaptation is a pretty bad idea, unless Hussie was able to somehow have complete control over it (which is damn-near impossible if this is TV we're talking about). I mean, it's way too likely that any writer or director or however it works will butcher the characters like they're cows in a slaughterhouse. I can see it now: In short, it could become yet another series populated entirely by idiots, jerks, idiot jerks, and the abosolutely perfect problem-solving author mouthpiece.

In long, however, get ready to see some of the worst reasoning ever:

Behold, that mouth piece figure goes to Rose! Hey, she talks smarter than the other humans, so that means that she's the smartest character, which in sitcom land (at least from the ones I see... mostly the popular animated ones like Simpsons and South Park) translates to self-insert! Just watch as she goes from being an enjoyable and unique character to the obligatory killjoy who is always standing on a soapbox! If you're lucky, she'll at least handle some very controversial issues and provide a very deep way of thinking on something. If you're unlucky, get ready to see like a million Green Aesops over and over again.

But what's an intellegent person without a complete dumbass or four to contrast them? Enter Jake... and John, and Dave, and Roxy too. We'll get to them individually in the next sentence, but that's because all four of them are interexchangable for the most part. Except that Jake's more likely to jump into dangerous situations, John's the walking pop-culture reference guy (Con Air? Pfft, screw that, he should make fun of whatever's FRESH and NEW and funny... well, new enough), Dave raps, and Roxy's an overly feminine Dumb Blonde stereotype that uses "like" in every sentence. What's that? John is actually pretty smart, Dave is a lot more stoic than that, and Roxy knows how to hack stuff? Eh... but we really like our characterizations! So we'll just pretend those never existed.

What's this with Jade and Jane? Female nerds? Everyone knows that's impossible! Girls are either idiots obsessed with fashion or know-it-alls who can fix all the problems. Becides, if they were actually characterized so that it looks like the guys behind the show actually read the original comic, it would ruin all of our "lol, women" and "lol, men" jokes! But wait... why not have Jade be this creepy stalker girl or something? After all, girls who show signs of an unhealthy and kind of creepy attachment to someone are sooooo funny, right? Especially if it's a gay relationship! Haha, get it, it's like this will be hinting that Jade's gay but she isn't? So it's settled. She'll be into Rose, because our amazing little self-insert can't get enough characters who love her! Butlol it's one sided, Jade and John and Jake and Dave and Roxy are too intellectually low for Rose and the viewers will wonder why any of them are even her friends at all and we'll just respond by having someone in the show ask that and everything's okay because pointing out our flaws is a good way around fixing them. Oh, and Jane? Eh... background character? She could be used for variety or a contrast to something or someone, but that's bad, so she'll just have a background role.

Right, now to the trolls (oh yeah, Dirk will be that high tech geeky guy that first gives some glimpse that Rose will not be the only normal person in a world of strawmen, but then it turns out he's a loser who can't get a date and is an overly dependant mama's boy or something like that who acts really childish. Yeah, it's out of character, but that means nothing since it'll bring in comedy ratings). Aradia can be that goth stereotype who does nothing but talk about sadness, and let's laugh at how pathetic that is. Tavros and Vriska would make a fantastic duo where she's always picking on him, great and original comedy potential right there. Sollux is more-or-less interexchangable with Dirk, isn't he? Karkat... we can just go off of his first conversation and that's all the character-base we need for him. Nepeta... hrm, we need a strawoman (strawwoman? To get serious for a minute here, I'm not sure which way it's supposed to be spelled) animal hunter for our obligatory Animal Rights Episode! Kanaya... well shoot, her canon self is, like, the exact same character as Aradia, and we don't need another goth. So she'll just be fodder for outdated Twilight jokes! Those never get old, right? She's a fan of the Twilight books, and goes into a blind rage whenever someone insults them, and loves them and is ultimately only defined by liking some book series!

Terezi can be that mean strawoman villain who does all of the legal stuff that Rose doesn't like. But don't worry, because we'll go out of our way to show the dangers of what law Terezi manages to convince the president/school board/mayor/her parents to come up with, and Rose will fight to fix it! Or she'll lose and we'll get to see how our unsubtle allegory for something is harming the real world as it harmed the Homestuck series world. Equius just needs to lose the robotics and have a bigger penis obsession, and he's fine. Gamzee... stoner jokes, the end. Eridan can be the guy who's supposed to represent an entire country and be as unlikable as possible to promote America. And Feferi is the main antagonist, doing everything Terezi does because I'm running thin on character types who don't revolve around Rose in some way or another.

Damara does not need to change. She's perfect for the story. Just get a lot more screentime, and speak comprehensably. Rufioh can uh... be a source of some romantic subplot conflict in an episode? Mituna doesn't need to change either. Kankri's concept is bad. He talks like he's smart, but he's really a jerk. We can't have that here, so make him into a Straw Misogynist because... it's related to his "social issues" schtick? But he can't be a legitamate activist either, silly, that's Rose's job! And Rose's job only, because there can't be two of her and lord help her if there's anyone on her intellectual level that's actually able to successfully counter one of her flawless arguments! Meulin can be that attractive cheerleader that John, Dave, Jake, etc like in the first season but then she's phases to being a crowd-expander while John etc only likes Rose from now on. Porrim... can be that one character who shows up once to encourage Rose to keep fighting some kind of battle against Global Warming or people being jerks or something when Rose's hopes are down? Latula can be that female athelete who... is a female athelete. Aranea should just remain as "the annoying exposition character," except that's too fourth wall-y, so she'll just be that weirdo who's really interested in nature and keeps talking about it all the time, and these conversations should never be abridged. Dragging stupid crap out is funny. Anyway, Horuss is interexchangable with Equius, Kurloz can be, like, the villain of the Halloween special, Cronus the villain of the Christmas special (he wants to kidnap Santa or something, and since this is supposed to be an adult comedy his kidnapping should also involve a four-minute long scene where he brutally beats Santa), and Meenah's the sassy character.

Calliope should just stay out of the story, because I don't like the thought of the fans showing signs of being sensible. And we already have a "major good" character, Rose. Caliborn, on the other hand... is perfect. Anytime anyone complains about this, let's just copy that quote and paste it into Caliborn's mouth! Yeah, we shouldn't listen to you, because you're probably like this strawman dude! Lord English can be his father maybe, who lives with his mom because he's basically just going to be an adult version of Caliborn and YEAH! SCREW YOU HATERS, I'M THE ONE GETTING PAID! The Felt can stay the same, except they all only have one power: Going back Terminator style. Because one: Lolterminator. And two: if their powers are too complex ("Past trails?" "Future trails?"), it might scare off the viewers. Oh, and they all have an obsession with guns. Doc Scratch cannot be omniscient, because that would make him smarter than Rose, which is definitely a mortal sin (we can't have anyone even be close to Rose's intellegence level if they oppose her, they must be dumbasses to show that the idea we're against is stupid). Maybe he can be English's annoying "pet" or something that jumps out and shouts an annoying catchphrase.

Dad is John (and Jane? I don't know)'s dumbass father. Mom is Rose's dumbass mother. Other-mom is Roxy's dumbass mo—DEAD, oops, I think she was originally an alternate version of Rose or something, so we can't make any version of Rose look bad! (As for why she isn't just older Roxy while Rose's mom becomes older Rose... well, it will make Rose look sooooo much more sympathetic if it turns out that she had to live with a dumbass!) Bro is Dave's dumbass older brother. Other-bro is Dirk's dumbass older brother. Nanna, Grandpa, Poppop, and Grandma can form like a little "group" of old people for all of our elderly jokes. The ancestors should be used for flashback/anchient-time characters, and the humans should confusingly get ancestor characters as well! They'll only be written as they were kids for the most part, and they'll kind of be like ways of having the cast be in looks to various past time periods without being there! And I only suggest the humans for, of course, Rose being there, to give intelect in the dying past and possibly even saving it, to show how special the current Rose is now!

What the hell is a carapace. Any animal guys can just be the character's pets or something. Except Serenity, maybe she'll cameo as a bug that Jake splats against a wall during his adventure and then we're shown her graphic remains. Fedorafreak is... let's just say the princible, and all his buddies are the evil stupid school staff (and/or the city council) that makes dumb regulations that Rose fights against. And finally, Li'l Cal... he'll make a cameo as the avatar of the villain in our obligatory gory SAW parody.

Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff can be a new Itchy and Scratchy! Gore jokes, gore jokes, and more gore jokes! Say, that reminds me, you know how Homestuck mostly just has skin-on-blood-type anatomy? Or at least that's what it looks like? Nope, not anymore, because this is going to show every internal organ in your biology textbook whenever something happens! After all, the more realistic a violent act is portrayed, the funnier for some reason!

    Race 

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The ending is often considered way more memorable than any other aspect of the story. Sadly, because of this and how it was supposed to be a twist ending, this makes Race into a big case of It Was His Sled. It gets to the point where even the title might go by unmentioned, since it's "that one fan fic that ends with the world naked" instead of "that one fan fic that's a miniseason that involves racing."
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: From the finale: "Curse you Canada! You bested me!" This was supposed to be said by an expy of Hank Hill, so it feels very out of character for him. Not the mention that it randomly cuts to Texas for that line.
  • Book Ends: Not counting the opening note, the first thing in the story — before anything is actually established — is Chris saying "Note: By the time this miniseason airs, you might have noticed a little... something happened. Something big. That came from this show. Well, be sure to watch to the end, where all of your questions will be answered!" The very end of it is the producers forcing Chris to record that very same line, and the line's origins.
  • The Chew Toy: Heather. Even more since, depending on how you look at it, this is the second competition in a row by the author where she is eliminated first. At least she actually helps Chris out afterwards, while Total Zeksmit shoves her to the Aftermath hostess.
  • Continuity Porn:
  • Decoy Protagonist:
    • Harold and Courtney are not nearly as important as their World Tour Rewrite counterparts. Eliminated in chapter 4-levels of unimportant.
    • Ezekiel serves the same role here as Bridgette from Plains (which makes more sense considering how they are teammed up) in being treated as a major if unamusing character who is kicked off around the halfway mark to further the development of at least one of the real protagonists. Bridgette may count as well, recycling her role from TZP.
    • Surprisingly, one of the teams manages to invert this. Owen and Katie, despite early chapters pointing to an unamusing quick elimination fodderizing them, they manage to play a large role in the plot and make it up to the final four (eight?).
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Amazingly, this happens to Duncan and Heather. Normally, this wouldn't be "amazingly," except for the fact that they are supposed to be Chris's assistants and yet get more and more Out of Focus while Chef gets put back in the spotlight. Most fan fics would do this the other way around, with Chef slowly getting phased out while the contestant-like characters get front seat.
    • Ezekiel compared to the author's prior TD works. He goes from Big Bad to host to eliminated in chapter eight. Granted, he lasts halfway through the game, but it's still a little anti-climatic considering his previous roles.
    • Alejadro and Sierra are practically useless to the story, despite their emphasis in the first half.
  • Follow the Leader: Fan admitted that the idea of the teams traveling around in boats they built was taken from Total Drama Luxury Tour, yet aside from that and world trip concept, that was where the inspiration ended. He tried to make it more original by giving some of the teams other vehicles like a hot air balloon or a plane, but most of those particular teams are eliminated early.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Eliminations and rewards are represented and carried out by two boats. At the end of every race/challenge, a black boat with Chris and Chef on it drives up to the last-placing team and the pair is eliminated. They then take whatever they were riding on, transfer it to a golden boat with Blaineley on it, who then drives up to the winners and personally gives them both the reward for the challenge and everything that the last-placers had.
  • It Was His Sled: The "panacea" Cody, Noah, Harold, and Ezekiel were working on is broken by Duncan (admitedly it was an accident, but it was caused because he was fighting them over taking credit) before it could be perfected. For some reason, it was at a stage where it only ate up anything that could pass as clothes instead, which quickly spreads to the world and makes the whole planet naked. Chances are you'd probably have found the story from that.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Because the first pair eliminated gets to become co-hosts, a lot of official statements on that give away the first elimination. In fact, the intro was ommited from the first chapter in-universe (it skips straight to the title) because it also gives away all ten of the pairs and the co-hosts, which basically spoils the entire first chapter.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The first chapter is called "Thought You Were Done With the Sand?" Which doubles as a reference to how Total Drama World Tour Rewrite has been on a sort-of hiatus since the reposting of the Egypt chapter (and nothing following), which... guess what, took place in the sand.
  • Lighter and Softer: To Total Drama World Tour Rewrite. In TDWTR, the heroes were hated by everybody by the final arc (including those that the villain blatantly wronged), the Big Bad himself makes his way through the game by lying to everyone, and several relationships end cruely. Here, the heroes are pretty popular in-universe, the villain is another run-off-the-mill Heather impersonator, and while some break-ups do happen, the people who were in those couples do get a happy ending eventually.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Harold and Courtney's elimination mirrors Alucard's death in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals. An explosion on an aircraft carrier does it in, all three of them are basically Decoy Protagonists, and the chapter number is the same. Both of these are reacted to by a "No!" that becomes a "Double no!" after more bad news comes out.
  • The Nudifier: This is what Cody, Noah, Harold, and Ezekiel's attempt at curing all disease ultimately becomes, thanks to not nearly being finished yet. It also blows up the Jumbo Jet.
  • Production Foreshadowing:
    • This actually marks the debut of Felicia, Karen, Amethyst, and Dario, all four of which would later be contestants of the Show Within a Show that Ezekiel was a part of in the Total Zeksmit series. The rest of the EMDHS contestants appear here too, but that's not until after their introductions in TZ proper. Felicia in particular is a completely unsubtle expy of a Darkstalkers character with the same name, who is also something of a Hero Antagonist of a future fan fic.
    • A lot of characters who are planned to be used in another one of Fan's works make a debut here as Total Drama-ified Expy cameoes. Many characters from 360 Degree Duck; Alta, who is confirmed to have a role late into Everburn; Link, who is the Decoy Protagonist of the first SBIGlet; etc. Basically, everyone who isn't planned to be involved with a story in some way or another has already been involved with a story in some way or another (see Continuity Porn for details).
    • And as usual for this guy's tradition, the tail end of the story is a preview for something. In this case, the Rewrite Trillogy.
  • Red Herring:
    • Did you actually think that Sierra and Alejandro would have a major role in the second half, seeing how much o the first chapter is built leading up to them sneaking around on the Elimination Ship? Nope, while they do get added to the competition, they are kicked off one chapter later, and Alejandro in particular doesn't even get teased with Heather.
  • Ship Sinking: [lol]
  • Title Drop: Every chapter has its title dropped in it at some point.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Chris starts the season out in notable Jerkass levels, constantly criticising the contestants and casually firing Alejandro right after he finished helping several interns move a pyramid. Although this becomes an inversion, since he becomes less rude to the contestants as this goes on. Supposedly this was because he was really unimpressed with how bad the second season did in this verse, and took it out on the competetors.
  • Video Game Settings: While it's never mentioned in the story itself, every chapter except for the finale takes place in a setting with a different environment commonly found in video games, instead of in notable world landmarks or other locations that would be fitting for a challenge.
  • Widget Series: Seriously, this story is weird. Four of the contestants suddenly become Mad Scientists of sort who try to get rid of all bad diseases (and come pretty damn close too), the settings visited are more-or-less done so because they're common biomes in video games, it's filled with references and crossover — to the point where it can hardly be enjoyed as a standalone story (seeing as some of the Revenge and Pahkitew cameos are not plot-relevant at all) and more of a bizarre, short crossover special. And that's nothing to say of the ending.

    Misc 

  • Arc Fatigue: Right from the beginning, the first thing that sembles a goal (becides the obvious "try to stop the guy freezing Arlen over") is for Bobby to collect the ten Pikmin Statues to wish Hank and Peggy back to life. Right. By the end of Act 1 — four chapters — they have one statue. By the end of Act 2 — an additional seven — it's at five. And Bobby, Joseph, and Connie spent nearly all of both acts combined as three seperate teams, each of which after (a) different statue spot(s). They reunite by the end of Act 2.
    • However, if you look at the bigger picture, this isn't as big of a deal as it seems. EB is planned to have eight acts, each longer in chapter count than the last. They may only be halfway done with collection the statues by the end of act two, but that's not halfway through the story in either act numbers alone or especially actual length. And compare it to the Paper Mario games that the statue quest is based on, where finding the equivillent to them takes up almost the whole game. Still though, eleven chapters for only five of the ten Plot Coupons is pretty exhausting.
    • Played straighter with Bobby getting the eponymous weapon. It takes up until the end of Act 4, which is almost 40 chapters into it.
  • Brick Joke: Upon first meeting with Kamina, Alucard asks the obvious question as to why he's naked. It turns out that his time travel works in a similar way to Terminator's in that only organic material or something inside organic material can be transfered back (and Boota's shades, for some reason), and that he tried very hard not to shout while going 88 miles or else he'd swallow and kill Cortana. Alucard asks why the Spartians didn't just make it so that inorganic material can go back, and he says that they did once, and it was only once because it only sent inorganic material. Right after saying that, Kamina warns Alucard about a Delorian that might appear out of nowhere in the year 1990. Sure enough, at the end of the following chapter (which takes place in 1990, since this roughly timeskips a decade into the future each chapter), Alucard suddenly gets hit by a Delorian appearing out of a flash of fire. Of course, Alucard being Alucard and SBIG being SBIG, not only does he survive, but this is Played for Laughs.
  • Broken Aesop: The concept of Mindscapes breaks any possible aesop intended from the canon episode "Rose's Room."
    • Or not. That was more about Steven and how he likes hanging with the Crystal Gems. Mindscapes (or at least the one shown here) start off as a general threat, but the later chapters explore their Lotus-Eater Machine potential, something that Rose's room can't really be since A: It's a lot more limited and B: The objects are cloud illusions, food can't be eaten there while they can in Mindscapes etc. While Steven himself never "misuses" the room or the 'Scape, the other members of the IG all have misused the latter at some point. However, it does break the aesop later on about not being so dependant on what's from the Mindscape since the members of the Intervention Group are perfectly allowed to use the items they found from their sections in order to defeat Jared and Hugreen, and they're even allowed to keep them despite of both the canon show's repeated use of Evil Is Not a Toy and how disasterous some of them could be. (Especially Connie's portrait. What if it fell into the wrong hands? What if Connie somehow became the wrong hands? It's possible, seeing what happened to her parallel universe self. She came this close to wiping out the Desertverse Gems by herself, with the help of a lot of technology. Imagine what would happen if she could replicate?) And, if you ignore that, the idea that such a huge magic power is bad since the damn Gems themselves are basically magic beings themselves and use magic all the time.
    • Speaking of the painting, Garnet killing Dreamy Rose at the end was supposed to be some lesson about not creating illusionary versions of others, and being more content with what you have or what might be. Hrm, now how does the IG handle giant battles? And what does Connie fight with in general again?
      • At least this is an alternative. Originally, the concept of the Mindscape sharing the thoughts of the IG didn't exist, and it was all Steven's mind and how he sees them would end up manifesting itself as their eventual weapons. One of the reasons this changed was that the thought of him simply being able to create an army of a girl he has a small crush on might carry some creepy undertones.
    • The author's previous fic in the fandom had Steven learn that he should appreciate the Gems as they are, and while it would be nice if there were more of them that weren't just alternate selves, it could get worse and he should do what he can to prevent that from happening (or fixing alternate dimensions where "worse" has happened). Then suddenly Golden Wolf reveals that she has a gem on her wrist at the end and this is forgotten about, and suddenly Steven is hopped up with trying to "look for" more Gems again. Although technically the two stories are in completely different continuities, it's still kind of jarring.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Alucard. It's not obvious or possibly even there at first, and maybe it isn't in HUC itself in its entirety, but as the multific series goes on it becomes more apparant that Rip's slowly been slipping into his shoes. She's now a near-invincible vampire who comes off as more of an Eldritch Abomination, except while Alucard's canon self (and every SBIG depiction so far) has a strong devotion to Integra, Rip is an extremely free spirit who spent most of her life going around doing evil or trollish acts soley For the Evulz. This is probably its strongest in, oddly, the unrelated Sweet Jade and Hella John by virtue of having her as the definitive Big Bad, although she and Alucard never cross paths onscreen. She does turn from this into more of a Suspiciously Similar Substitute after joining Carl and becoming less ambiguous of a hero, however.

There will be a "fourth" kid to complete a group of four between the Arlen survivors

Consider this line of dialogue from chapter 11:

Bobby: For Arlen!
Connie: For the future!
Joseph: For the catwomen!
Bobby: With fire...
Connie: Wind...
Joseph: And like, the ground! [...]

Hrm, something seems to be missing, doesn't it? Now, consider that Connie had studied wind-related attacks after the separation; Joseph learned Sand Splash from the catwomen, has pocket sand, and knows a few earth-moves; and Bobby is foreshadowed at times to be the one who gets the Everburn. Let's ignore how several of their attacks involve other elements, since that's Fan being Fan and shaking up who uses what so as to not make the characters look too monotonous.
  • A big (big) question is who will fill the "water" slot, seeing as many of King of the Hill's pre-teen characters are pretty minor and hardly suitable for a major role in the story. Dooley? That kid that might be Boomhauer's illegitamate child? Filling it with a crossover character would just feel weird, since everyone else is from the same series. Money's on an OC of sorts.
  • A character with water-related ties has been hinted at since the beginning, seeing as all three "major events" of the first chapter have had Bobby have a bad run-in with something water-related (when leaving the Gribble house, he briefly trips on a puddle, there's how he had to run to avoid getting crushed when the temple hidden under Lake Arlen collapses under itself, and when he was forced down a river that kick-started the whole "split" arc).
  • Almost every other character group the Survivors find/add to their ranks comes in fours, even if they canonically didn't. The Homestuck kids are split by Jade-Jane-Jake-John, and Dirk-Rose-Roxy-Dave. Ed-Edd-Eddy-Edmaestro. Garnet-Pearl-Amethyst-Steven. Simon-Yoko-Kamina-Nia. If a character isn't introduced in a four right away, they usually turn out to have a strong connection to three other people, and maybe less-strong connections to others.
  • What makes the leave-out of a water element more jarring is that Fan said that out of the four "classical" elements, water was his favorite.

Hrm, if I do go with this:
  • Walking Spoiler: [Can't think of a name just yet] is one of Johnny's former followers, doesn't appear until after John Redcorn's death and Joseph's following Heroic BSOD, doesn't Heel-Face Turn until a while after, and she's the character who finally completes the Four Element Ensemble of the Arlen residents after being foreshadowed since the first chapter.


  • Color-Coded Elements: According to Word of God, Pikmin's way of color-coding elements will be a constant in his works (not that their methods are really that arguable in the first place, aside from poison) for at least one group. Red is always fire, blue always water, yellow always electricity, and magenta always poison. Unless it's a fic of something whose original canon doesn't obey this color-coding system. To name an example from this specifically:
    • The 360:
      • Red: Fire.
      • Orange: Earth.
      • Yellow: Electricity.
      • Chartreuse:
      • Green: Plant.
      • Spring: Wind.
      • Cyan:
      • Azure:
      • Blue: Water.
      • Violet: Meat/animal. (Violet herself also uses various soaps, but that overlaps with toxin below)
      • Magenta: Poison.
      • Rose:
      • And many, many more.
    • Seecon: While not exactly elements...
      • Cyan: Barriers/ice.
      • Magenta: "Subtraction;" these decrease something, usually by shrinking it. Or just "death" in general.
      • Yellow: "Splitting;" strong forces that try to tear something apart.
      • Black: Paint, dye, or ink. Also used for portals, since Seecon's Black Key is used to allow him to teleport.
    • The Witches:
      • Green: Again, plant.
      • Purple: Iron.
      • Orange: Sand.
    • The Cattities — Mostly the same as the 360, but the closer you look the bigger the differences are:
      • Red: Fire.
      • Yellow: Electricity.
      • Blue: Water.
    • Other:
      • Light azure: Ice. (Icesky)

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