''You ever think of something that just makes you so mad you wanna swear''

It seems that they have mistaken her for a human.

* Is Kevin more than he appears? Human/Gem fusions being unprecedented, anything's possible: many have pointed out that Kevin's name (hard k-sound from Connie and "even" from "Steven"), and appearance could ''also'' be seen as a fusion of Connie and Steven.
* With the hints that Homeworld sees fusion as a weapon, Garnet is [[StealthPun twice as happy]] that Steven's first fusion is emotional and not tactical. It improves the chances that he can [[spoiler: fully accept Garnet's secret later.]]


* Western Animation/{{Animals HBO}}

* [[Podcast/TheWayToMandalay]]

* [[VideoGame/AGirlAndHerCat A Girl and Her Cat]]


* ''Fanfic/AGemInTheRough'' (''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and ''Manga/OnePiece'')
* ''Fanfic/ASkitteringHeart'' (''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' and ''Literature/{{Worm}}'')
* ''Fanfic/AWandForSteven'' (''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'')


Dinosaur Home

Gemstones and [=CPUs=]


Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth dying for]] here:

These are recommendations made by {{Troper}}s for {{Fan Fic}}s, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. ''No-name recommendations will be '''{{zapped}}'''.'' Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into [[EveryoneIsGay homosexual]] or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness.
[[WMG: Authors and Websites]]

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/152431/Magus523 Magus523]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/DrThinker}}
* If you want a great novel of video game hit the works of Magus523.

[[WMG:[[GenFic General Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

[[http://lparchive.org/Republic-The-Revolution Let's Play Republic the Revolution]] by Olive Branch
* Recommended by: kievanrus
* Synopsis: A narrative based around the PC game ''Republic: The Revolution.''
* Comments: Don't let the words "Let's Play" fool you. This is easily the best narrative LP I've ever read; the protagonist, Piotr Prokofiev, is a very well-written character who's far from a Marty Stu. The supporting characters are all expanded upon, given unique and interesting personalities, and the author has managed to actually bring Novistrana alive in a way that [[BetterThanCanon the game never could.]]


This is a register for HSAU, tracking student homerooms and teachers.

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Alicia3679.jpg Alicia]] (14)
* Ezkuro (22)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HighSchoolWrenMK22315.png Wren]] (17)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/IAmMySelve5527.png Selve]] (17)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zelgadis_my_avatar_by_DarkKnight813433_jpg_100.png Zel]]

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/satori_icon8855.png Satori Komeiji]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/koishi_icon9280.png Koishi Komeiji]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/minoriko_icon1913.png Minoriko Aki]]
* "Scorch"
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fma9656.jpg Tracy]]

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sanae_for_Kirb9679.bmp Sanae Kockiya]](16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guilty189_jpg_100.png Guilty]] (18)
* Lillian (17)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rowan_Hunter9264_jpg_100.png Rowan Hunter]] (15)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Jolt25788.png Eon]] (17)


* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Garrus_HSAU8277_jpg_100.png Garrus Vakarian]] (15)
* Scott Mitchell
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ZombieGirl215737.png Zena]] (15)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Link3232.bmp Link]] (14)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shadowthehedgehog5099_jpg_100.png Shadow Robotnik]] (33)


* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/YuzukiKittyAvi9991.png Yuzuki Miura]] (7/18)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Asagi_Visual_Novel_Heroine6738_jpg_100.png Asagi Asagiri]] (16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shizuha_icon1479.png Shizuha Aki]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Magical_Girl_Shiki1333.png Shiki Misaki]] (15)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a26737_jpg_100.png Esther Juniper (16)]]


* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Immiebodyshot3264.jpg Imca]] (17)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ZekeV31167.png Zeke]] (14)
* Luca (17)
* Sapph (18)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eyepatch_hal4059.jpg Harold Simmons (21)]]

* Martin (16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hinya_icon23987.png Hina Kagiyama]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Presea4HydroV29335.jpg Presea Combatir]] (15)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ana_icon6546.png Ana Nightbug]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Umbra_4830.png Umbra]] (18)

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/322351787284.png Raidou Kuzunoha]] (16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aya_icon26867.png Aya Shameimaru]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/koakuma_icon7528.jpg Koa]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/120561_-_Artist_kooner01_derpy_hooves_vector1745.png Derpy]]
* Micheal Caboose

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kyoko_Avatar4415.jpeg Kara Blake.]] (16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Lisella239.jpg Lisella]] (16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SmilingFalken6432.jpg Falken]] (15)
* Mara (14)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a8e3b5b0db2566d74c1c-L2303_jpg_100.png Seine Miyazaki]] (333)

* Tela T'soni
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wriggle_icon1367.jpg Wriggle Nightbug]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/quilly_icon7467.png Quilly Obsidar]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/f5650c914f1ac46823646ede48c08f8da8e2106e27828.jpg Giga]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Michelle9487.png Michelle]] (18...0)

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kisume_iconJPG5527.jpg Kisume Tsuru]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/20thAnniSig7925.png Sig]] (14)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/red2771.jpg Red]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Raichu_avvie4201.png Bolt]]
* Chifusa (14)

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iceclimbers6200_jpg_100.png Nana]] (16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iceclimbers6200_jpg_100.png Popo]] (16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tvtavalk12768.jpg death]] (16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tvtavalk12768.jpg pigeon]] (16)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/landria2750_jpg_100.png Landria Despell (17)]]

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/melodica4645_jpg_100.png Melodica Despell (17)]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/helena24408_jpg_100.png Keyla Kinsk (18)]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/frederick1069_jpg_100.png Frederick Faust (18)]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hayley26320_jpg_100.png Hayley Simmons (19)]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/momiji_icon8910.png Momiji Inubashiri]]

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kyouhei_icon8680.jpg Kyouhei Haiirey]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ootsnaokoicon4728.png Naoko Kagiyama]]
* Empty Seat
* Empty Seat
* Empty Seat

* [[http://static.mediatropes.info/pmwiki/pub/images/tails_wrench3127.jpg Tails]] (10)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WordlessStranger_Fromastrangeland4918_jpg_100.png Vivian]] (12?)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/school2391_jpg_100.png Nikola]] (2/15)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ccmyo4441_jpg_100.png Myo]] (20)
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fangora_iconJPG6942.jpg Fangora]]


The trope I'm looking for is when the translation tapes contain [[ARareSentence things you would probably never need to say.]]

!Wiki Sandbox 3 & Knuckles: Featuring Dante From the ''Devil May Cry'' Series




[[quoteblock]] Reapers. [[/quoteblock]]

The ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' multiverse, with splitting and branching [=AU=]s extending as far as one could possibly imagine, eventually comes to a stop. It wasn’t something that came out of nowhere for some denizens--after all, the “original” Sans spoke of reports that the timelines eventually stopped completely after a certain point.

But that wasn’t necessarily a cut-off point. Things didn’t cease to exist afterwards...but, rather, they merged. In a single instant, the multiverse reached critical mass and collapsed in on itself, forming the reality that we call HELP_tale: A place where all incarnations of all of our favorite Undertale characters attempt to exist in the same place in spacetime.

It doesn’t go well.

''HELP_tale'' was created by [[http://help-tale.tumblr.com/post/149010351319/update-regarding-the-team the HELP_tale crew]]. It can be read [[https://www.reddit.com/r/HELP_tale/comments/474kno/list_of_help_tale_parts/ here]]. Story summary [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w0IPhaaLPtAcq8u_LqsdbUxwYhLAhmGqML7Jh8e2rUU/edit here]].

In the Transdimensional Arc of the Transcendence AU young Dipper mistrusts and is severely irritated by Alcor.



Steven's Gem family continues to grow.
* AbsenteeActor: Amethyst and Pearl don't appear in this episode.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Navy gets used to Earth pretty quickly, which Lapis finds unbelievable given how long it took - and still takes - her.
* TheBadGuyWins: Navy successfully tricks the Crystal Gems to get her ship back, and presumably flies off to either rescue her squad or head back to Homeworld.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Garnet wishes for another shooting star for Steven. One appears, but it turns out to be Navy.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Navy turns out to have been deceiving Steven the entire time.
* TheBusCameBack: Navy has returned from deep space.
* ContinuityNod:
** Garnet mentions how one of the Rubies tried to stab Steven.
** Steven mentions their past events with the Rubies.
* ADayInTheLimelight: For Navy, Lapis, and Peridot.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Steven's naivete ''really'' get the best of him this time. He finds no problem with helping one of the Rubies has has tricked and sent into space, wholeheartedly believing she want to be a Crystal Gem.
* DislikesTheNewGuy: Lapis is very distrustful of Navy for seemingly adapting to Earth extremely rapidly and being so forgiving. Those feelings are not without merit.
* DownerEnding: Steven is betrayed by Navy, who now has the Roaming Eye back and is possibly going back to Homeworld to inform them of the Crystal Gems.
* EasilyForgiven: Navy is very forgiving of Steven and Garnet for their previous encounters. Subverted, as it turns out Navy was lying to get her ship back.
* FailedASpotCheck: Navy failed to see her ship the first time she was at the barn, though this may have been part of her ruse.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Steven spends the entire episode helping Navy get used to life on Earth and welcomes her with open arms, with Peridot and eventually Lapis joining in... at which point Navy stabs them in the back.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Navy says she want to join the Crystal Gems because her teammates were mean to her. Navy's previous screentime showed her getting along just fine her them, hinting that [[WoundedGazelleGambit this was just a lie]].
* ForTheEvulz: Navy says she could have stolen the ship from the start, but wanted to see the look on Steven's face when he saw that she betrayed him.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Right before Navy leaps at Garnet and Steven, you can see her expression get ''really'' angry.
* HopeSpot: Steven eagerly exclaims the Crystal Gems got a new pilot in Navy. She then tricks him into pushing himself, Lapis, Peridot, and Pumpkin out of the ship to escape with it.
* ILied: Navy lied about her changing sides to get her ship back. Whether she wants to use it to get back to Homeworld or find the other Rubies is currently unknown.
* KickTheDog: Navy admits to spending the entire time gaining Steven's trust just so she could watch his face after she revealed her true intentions.
* LateToThePunchline: Garnet only just got the reason for Navy's nickname.
* LikeAFishTakesToWater: Navy appears to adapt to Earth far more quickly than Lapis did, leading the latter to resent her.
* MistakenIdentity: Before Steven clarifies, Garnet briefly thinks Navy was the one who tried to stab Steven in space instead of Eyeball.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: {{Subverted}}. Navy ''claims'' that the other Rubies were mean to her and she wants to join the Crystal Gems. Turns out it was all a lie to get to her ship.
* PrecisionCrash: Navy randomly falls from space ''right in front'' of the Beach House.
* RealityEnsues: Steven and the Crystal Gems have tricked the Rubies, sent them into the empty void of space, and stole their ship. So of course Navy wouldn't wanted to be friends with the rebels who caused her misery and separated her from her crew.
* RocketlessReentry: Navy returns to Earth by crashing into the ground in front of the Temple.
* SecurityBlanket: Once Navy is trusted by everyone, including Lapis, she claims she needs her ship to feel secure. Subverted in that it was a ruse, and she was planning on reclaiming her ship the whole time.
* SelflessWish: Garnet's shooting star wish was for another so Steven could make a wish.
* SixthRangerTraitor: Steven gets Navy to join Lapis and Peridot at the barn, but she was just playing them to steal back her ship and take revenge on them.
* SkewedPriorities: Instead of flying towards the ship to catch Navy, Lapis breaks into a mad laugh about being right about her suspicions toward the other Gem.
* SkyFace: Navy appears in the sky at the end of the episode.
* TheSleepless: Sleep is specified as not only unnecessary for Gems, but also a foreign concept, with Lapis mentioning it was hard to figure out. Of course, Navy falls asleep immediately from her explanation.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Lapis is revealed by Peridot to love sleeping.
* SmarterThanYouLook: After all her previous appearances as a [[TheDitz ditzy]] MinionWithAnFInEvil, Navy reveals herself to be quite clever, playing on Steven's good nature to get her ship back.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Even after revealing [[BitchInSheepsClothing her true nature]], Navy speaks in the same airy half-whisper.
* SubvertedSuspicionAesop: Lapis' suspicions towards Navy easily forgiving them for all the mess they put and her the Rubies through turn out to be right.
* SugaryMalice: Navy still maintains her sweet personality, even after it's revealed that she's still on Homeworld's side.
* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Navy, claiming she's going to show Steven a trick in piloting the Roaming Eye, tricks him into opening the ship's door, which sucks him, Peridot, Lapis and Pumpkin out.
* VillainHasAPoint: While Navy's betrayal of Steven is heartbreaking and involved her acting needlessly cruel, she can't reasonably be expected to forgive the Crystal Gems after they've repeatedly lied to her and gotten her team stuck in space.
* WhamLine:
--> '''Navy:''' The only thing wrong, is that. You're. Still holding on. ''(EvilLaugh)''
* WhamShot: After Steven presses the button a button Navy told him to press, the Roaming Eye's room goes dark, a tube suddenly drops around Navy, and the ship's door opens, throwing everyone but her out.

Don't forget to watch Room For Ruby, tonight at 7:30 PM EST on Cartoon Network!




* ComicBook/TheExtremistVector
* Series/AmarDespuesDeAmar
* Steven Universe isn't drawn on computer; it's actually ''hand drawn and inked on paper, and there are about '''10,000''' drawings per episode.'' [[http://charlesoberonn.tumblr.com/post/144701924827/land-of-deserts-and-metronomes-oh-shit Check it]].
* The show managed to parody everything related to pop culture, from ''Manga/InitialD'' to ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner''. And it makes them ''work''. Very few other shows are able to do this without being completely self-aware, and no others could do this and hold on to a deep, coherent plot.
* That an ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' and ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' crossover even ''exists''. Despite it being vehemently hated against by ''SU'' fans the moment it was announced, or that ''UG'' creators were trolled incessantly about its creation, the fact remains that it still got made. And because both ''UG'' and ''SU'' teams have such a respect for each others work, the episode seamlessly blended the two universes together for a hilarious non-canon enjoyment.
** And despite the backlash, there ''are'' fans of both shows that enjoyed the crossover and had genuine fun in watching it and making fanart about it (or shipping certain characters like Lion and Tiger).
** And the fact that now there's a Kickstarter to revive ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'' [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820796125/swat-kats-revolution from the creators themselves]]- after having been referenced in "Say Uncle"- it's likely that reference opened the floodgates for the fans of that show to start the ball rolling.
* The 30-second promo for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgoyUxo61Vg "In Too Deep"]] event manages to combine this with NightmareFuel, by completely avoiding any hint of lightheartedness that ''Steven Universe'' commercials usually portray, including a really well-done DarkReprise of Pearl's lines "If you could only know, what we really are" from the extended theme. It also shows [[BehemothBattle Alexandrite fighting Malachite]], as well as Peridot and Steven using the drill to tunnel into the earth to confront The Cluster. All in all, it does its job of getting the viewer pumped for May 12th, and then some!
* The entire creation of Mystery Girl, which accomplished the seemingly impossible task of more or less killing all extant ships for Pearl, because everyone instantly fell in love with her new canon love interest. And keep in mind, this is for a character that has not had a single line of dialogue as of her introductory episode.




[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheReveal The Reveal]]
[[TheReveal The Reveal]]

[Film/{{Bug}} Bug ]]
[[Literature/HalfLife Half Life ]]

[[spoiler:Accordion Dave is a cockslut]]






* VideoGame/PAYDAY2
* VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}
* VideoGame/Payday2
* Webcomic/ProjectSunset

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[[WMG: Lion is related to the magic moss seen in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E14LarsAndTheCoolKids "Lars and the Cool Kids"]]]]
I don't mean this literally of course, what I mean is that the magic moss was simply the precursor to Lion. Rose simply found a way to create a magical lion by studying the moss or at the very least some other magical plant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[[WMG:Lion was created by Rose from Pink Diamond...on accident. At least partially.]]

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Not related to VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} or VideoGame/Portal2Repercussions.

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


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

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

[[quoteblock]] Text that you want to quote [[/quoteblock]].

[[folder:I Am Blue]]
If I was green I would die.

[[folder:Me Being a Dick]]

* {{Anvilicious}}:
** ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' tries to give a ''genuine'' aesop (as it's the StylisticSuck ''SBIG'', this is rather rare) about being more aware of what you're ''actually'' doing versus what you ''say'' you're doing, never be quick to lump up anyone you disagree with as a sort-of hive mind enemy, and don't shelter yourself off from criticism. (And also not to let yourself get brainwashed by social media.) It does this by having Gravity Falls tear itself into two extreme opposing sides, both of which are ultimately shown to be in the wrong. The problem with this is that it ''roughly takes up half the story'', and the in-universe controversy of the Stan vs Melody election has to share screentime with... well, an action-themed storyline about ''preventing evil robot knockoffs of the main characters from causing the apocalypse'', so it feels rather forced in and a huge momentum killer.
** Fan admitted that ''361 Striking Degrees'' piled on the "don't automatically hate change" message a little too blatantly, and kind of over-promoted The Power of Teamwork as well.
* ArcFatigue:
** The Second Half of ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage''. It may be exactly as long as the First Half... ''by chapter count'', but when it comes to ''each chapter's length'' then it's murder. Making matters worse is the mixing and merging of a number of main plotlines -- Mabel vs Mable, the election, Manly Dan and Tambry's fighting, and [=.GIFfany=]'s redemption being the ''main storylines'' for the Half, and
** Worse than that is Season 6 of ''Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals''. Six chapters, each of which could be long enough to take up a decent chunk of a novel. And the season, just by itself, is well over novel-length. Little of it is ''actually'' plot important. Reportedly Fan wrote it this way because he thought he would have trouble letting go of the concept of HHC by the time he got late in to it, although thanks to a combination of him not liking how the fic's earlier parts turned out (considering it [[FanDisservice "too creepy"]] and [[TakeThat "too edgy"]]) and believing ''Homestuck'' itself underwent SeasonalRot, he just wanted HHC finished and pushed away from him... yet he still ended up with a sextet of ungodly long chapters.
** The Mario Intermission from the original ''Sweet Jade and Hella John''. Despite what the name may imply, it's all a part of the main storyline, just with the "rule" that most of it must take place in a certain region and with the main characters having their text colors replaced with harder-on-the-eyes bright shades representing the ''Mario'' "plumbers." As a result of Fan not thinking that ''Homestuck''[='=]s intermission was very interesting (he mentions repeatedly that he seriously considered quitting the entire comic while he was reading it at first and doubted if Act 4 was worth reading through it), we get ''over one thousand'' pages of John and party dicking around in a ''Mario'' setting. What makes matters worse is the way the pacing was handled: John and Jade "skip ahead" all the way to World ''7'' (well, that's where John is. Jade ends up in a HubWorld of sorts, gets tricked to going ''back to the beginning of the game'', and then ''rushes'' the hell over to catch up with John) so it seems like it's something fast-paced... then they spend a while at World 7. Then a while at World 8, but they soon get to 8-4! Cue them finding an "Inward Journey" room, End of Intermission Act 2. They spend both Intermission Acts 3 ''and'' 4 (and these aren't short subacts, either) trying to get through what should be the final level in the game. In other words, it almost feels like a Zeno's Paradox where every major hurtle is followed by something longer despite them appearing to reach the goal sooner. Making matters worst of all is that this is '''the ''beginning'' of the story'''. Mercifully, the remake completely scraps this and instead has the first Act focused on John and Jade simply trying to leave their respective houses (while every single other character can run outside freely), and it's not nearly as long as the Mario Intermission.\\
The Mario Intermission was later considered something extremely "infamous" by Fan, to the point where it gets a huge number of DiscontinuityNod[=s=] in the remake (and one self-jab in ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage''; another near the end of ''Spooky's'' where Mabel leans on the fourth wall[[note]]The "old SJAHJ" exists as a fan webcomic-within-the-fic in Multiverse A[[/note]] to say that she doesn't want to spend as long in Spooky's mansion as John and Jade did in that ''Mario'' game) and even old SJAHJ itself constantly pokes fun at how horrible it is. (IE Jake and his OppositeSexClone being teleported back to the world being met with a BigNo by the narrative, John suggesting to be Sonic and Tails and Jade immediately shooting that idea down, etc.)
* [[BestKnownForTheFanservice LOL at "Known:"]]
** ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' is mostly known for three things: [[CrackPairing Stan's relationship with the Summerween Trickster;]] Soos and Melody (along with Rumble, but people tend to leave out mentioning him for some reason) getting in a highly sexual polygamous relationship with millions (''at first'', then they only ''multiply'') of [=.GIFfany=] copies; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and for a less-sexual but more shipping-related matter, Dipper being single with all of his popular ships being sunk pretty brutally.]] That it's a takeoff of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''? The stuff about Mable the Typomonster and Nzyvo? The "inspiration" from the purposefully SoBadItsGood animations of ''FanFic/TheLightOfCourage''? The Satan jokes? Hell, even the mass nudity in the ending is overshadowed by the author's bizarre choice of pairings, his rather vehement attacking of Bill/Dipper, and whether or not his mockery of Bill/Dipper makes him a hypocrite considering the ironic Stan/Trickster stuff and how his '''relatively''' less ironic stories have serious Soos/[=.GIFfany=] or Melody/[=.GIFfany=] vibes that are not as portrayed in a negative light[[note]]The stories always still do come to the conclusion that [=.GIFfany=] was a horrible person and would still have to make up for her past actions, and in each of them she ''does'' start out pretty bad and has to be subjected to DefeatMeansFriendship -- it's not ''quite'' like certain fan fics where a previous villain or JerkAss suddenly becomes a sobbing atoner as soon as the fic starts[[/note]].
* CanonDiscontinuity: Well, fan fic discontinuity. Of his "linked" continuities.
** Fan explicitely stated that ''Total Drama World Tour Rewrite'' does not take place in the same verse as any other stories he wrote as of him saying that, and the chances of it getting any future CanonWelding are extremely slim. While it references a lot of his other stories (mostly to urge readers to read ''them'' instead), most of the time it gets references is through a joke on how terrible it is. Particularly the old version, which he became [[OldShame ashamed]] of for its bashing-like nature and a ridiculous UnwantedHarem subplot where ''Harold'' suddenly had ''eight'' of the female contestants crushing after him. And the rewrite mostly exists to ''also'' make fun of the old version. According to him, his own regret towards that story even ended up turning him off of harems and [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Thousand Ship-Launchers]] in general -- hence why ''naruto the guy with the ninja'' portrays Naruto's "harem takeover" as a bad thing, and why ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' seems to be set up to kill as many Dipper ships as possible.
** GPF is even harsher towards ''496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems''. It is one of the very few stories that he had outright discontinued -- although he did write a half-hearted ending that involved traveling around GPF's other works leading up to the finale and gathering all the characters together to get the BigBad. Despite the ContinuityCavalcade in said joke ending, ''496'' itself isn't referenced at all in future fics and Fan even outright stated that he tries to even mention it as little as possible. (His reasoning is that ''at least'' he feels comfortable enough with TDWTR to make fun of it.) It even reached the point where he said that ''Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Who's Getting a Spinoff?'' was the first story of his where Meulin had a very major role, when she was planned to be both the protagonist and (through an offshoot) the eventual BigBad in ''496''; in ''Bl:oo<dswap'', on the other hand, all of the Meulin swaps are overshadowed by the Nepeta swaps. It did, however, get alluded to early in ''Bl:oo<dswap'': ''496'' had a [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank]]sprite, as does ''Bl:oo<dswap'', and a doomed Dave in the latter explicitely tells the alpha Dave that Hanksprite was a mistake.
** The remake of ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'' was ret-conned into being the fic's definitive version. The original webcomic ''was'' going to be part of the ''SBIG'' continuity, but this was eventually retconned as Fan felt ashamed of several aspects of it. Another reason is that he thought it became way too ''pointlessly'' complicated to search, and had a very unfocused plot that jumped around a lot and had too many unnecessary characters.
* CerebusSyndrome:
** Most of the last of his ''SBIG'' installments: ''naruto the guy with the ninja'', ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' (especially the Second Half), ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'', (technically this was one of the first, but it was given a remake just before the GrandFinale that practically rebuilt it from the ground up and is all-but considered a separate story altogether) and ''Housestuck: The Split''. While there is some lighter "filler" works of the like (''Spooky's Jump Scare M-- OH LOOK IT'S BILL CIPHER'' being a five-chapter lighter fic bridging the two halves of ''Jouranls'' and ''[=SBIGlets=]'' updating on occasion with pure comedy-fics)
* ContinuityLockout:
** Even his more complex stories tend to only have one recap each ''if you're lucky'' (with the original ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'', with a total of five recaps (although he only ever finished the first and final ones), and ''Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals'', with one recap per season, being the only fics with more) and
** Getting into his ''Gravity Falls'' works? You should probably read ''run:gifocalypse'' first. What's that? You're not interested? Well... don't say we didn't warn you when he throws on over fourteen new characters roughly within one chapter. RG introduces the copies at a much slower, more reasonable pace.
* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** He typically sets out to find certain fan fiction rules and then deliberately breaks them in as over-the-top and extreme of a way as he can. Usually if that rule involves [[OriginalCharacter OCs.]] ''Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Who's Getting a Spinoff'' responds to certain unrealistic "mutant white/black blooded" fan trolls by (''with in-story justification'') introducing such trolls... except they're all Nepeta. As the whole plot is built around the initial trolls being replaced with a Nepeta. And the blood "colors" eventually get downright ''insane'', including patterns,
** ''Destroy All Clothing in Existence'' would normally be brushed off as some insane nudist propaganda rambling if not for the plot being so absurd and UpToEleven that it establishes itself right off the bat as not trying to let anyone take it seriously. A sworduser running around slicing off the clothes of people all across Earth because some scientist told them to sounds kind of like something out of a bad {{ecchi}}. A sword-using ''flower'' running around ''across different universes, dimensions, and even the goddamn '''afterlife''''' slicing off the clothes of '''everyone''' because clothing is both an invention by evil immortal space cockroaches to try to brainwash all of sapient kind across the multiverse and [[spoiler:because '''the ''concept and use of'' clothing itself''' is a single, living, sapient entity that is infinitely big]] sounds more like something out of an acid trip.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory:
** Start up a new file in ''Destroy All Clothing in Existence'' after getting that 100% with all three BonusBoss[=es=] defeated. Now, try to dodge the early enemies. Much like [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi half of its gameplay inspiration,]] you'd probably find yourself dodging ''way'' ahead of time and straight in to the attacks of the weakest, easiest foes in the whole game. This is because several of even the late-game ''enemies'', let alone bosses (this is also one of those EasyLevelsHardBosses-type games), require lightning-fast reflexes to dodge.
** ''Emazh In'' has the same problem, and this trope (along with EarlyGameHell) is also why fans joke about the [[WarmupBoss Dekstop President]] being the second hardest boss in the game (the hardest is... uh... ''[[ someone else]]''), even moreso than endgame bosses like [[spoiler:Fatephinal, Kristie, or Ted]]. Her attacks are specifically designed to heavily punish players who have already had successful or at least pretty far (~the Second Chapter) and have grown accustomed to dodging the batshit insane attacks that pretty much all bosses from Ninthee onwards will pull off. Her "slow charge, give the player a lot of time to jump or roll out of the way" playstyle can trick a ''lot'' of people. Granted, you don't ''have'' to fight her until you ''need'' to enter Labostoep (which happens pretty much near the end of a run -- by that point, you'd have an army that could obliterate her), but some players would in general to make fighting the rainbow-ring of Charges a bit easier. most players, on the other hand, "prefer" the faster-hitting, more powerful Alexia as a first Charged recruit.
* DamselScrappy:
** Invoked with Dipper in ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' -- he's kidnapped once in the First Half. In chapter 3, but by a wimpy failed attempt at cloning Bill that refuses to fight and just has a strange fixation on him. When the Second Half rolls by, he's captured in ''every single chapter'' independantly, with '''Princess Peach''' lampshading how often he gets captured.\\
Seeing as he's absolutely surrounded by ActionGirl[=s=] that move the plot foreward and he's built up as having "the inner power of courage" yet [[http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Farore%27s_Wind his main Chosen One-ability,]] as the BigBad points out, is basically a fancy way of running away from fights; his complete lack of any major victories following the first chapter; and the ridiculous ease it is to kidnap him; ''Wisdom, Power, and Courage''-verse Dipper might have actually qualified for a gender-invert of a FauxActionGirl if not for the facts that this is completely intentional, and the fic eventually just comes out and says that he's shit when it comes to Spiral Power. (Which, despite the beginning's huge emphasis on the "Power of Wisdom/Courage/[[ShapedLikeItself Power]]," really is the main way these people fight.)
* DeconstructionFic: While he says he's more fond of reconstructions, that does not stop him from getting more deconstructive from time to time.
** ''naruto the guy with the ninja'' staddles between this and a full-blown TakeThat at harem WishFulfillment "powerful [lead character]" fics ([[SelfDeprecation mostly due to Fan's own Old Shame]]) by portraying someone (in this case Naruto, a common subject of these types of stories) gaining some extreme power, a large amount of women, and control over the village as a bad thing. Naruto becomes a childish dictator thanks to the sheer overpowered abilities he's simply born with, and the focus is on a number of survivors trying to ([[spoiler:and eventually succeeding with]]) taking him down and restoring order to the world. The fic also goes over that if such stories try to play HardWorkHardlyWorks straight... well, let's just say that Fan mentions hard work a lot ''for a reason''.
** ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' also deconstructs the idea of harem-wish fulfillment and 12/13-ish year-old grand chosen heroes that are made "smarter and more competant" than their canon counterparts, but the character it uses as the victim for this (Dipper) isn't a villain and there's a sort-of reconstruction in the form of Soos genuinely being the one to get a harem. ''Journals'' is by and large a bit of a deconstruction of [[LauncherOfAThousandShips "Dipper-shipping"]] in general, and specifically puts a ''lot'' of effort by TrollFic standards to try to make an argument that, ultimately, Dipper and Pacifica might not be as compatible as the fandom makes them out to be.
** ''Escape From Fanservice Island'' does this twofold, one towards the beginning and a different one towards the end. Interestingly, when one is at work, the other is handled in more of a reconstruction-y manner. Neither of which are exactly exclusive to ''Gravity Falls'', but fandoms in general.
*** The first is at the DracoInLeatherPants trope. In short, [...] The story does, however, end with some kind of middle ground: Fan doesn't think there's anything inherantly wrong with redemption in of itself, so long as there is an actual development towards it and the character doesn't just jump from an asshole to a sobbing, regretful wreck in the span between canon's events and the fic's events.
*** The second is towards contrived "Embarassed Naked Female (or Male)" stories, or any general fanservice that focuses on humiliation of being exposed in public. While the cast is on the island, it's at AffectionateParody levels -- Soos lampshades that he was not expecting a story where ''both'' the men and women end up in the buff, pointing out how American sitcoms (particularly animated ones like ''Family Guy'') tend to do the former more while anime tends to do the latter. After some jokes about how overly-contrived it is, the nudity immediately takes a backseat and the characters quickly just lose all shame completely. Then they leave the island and end up in public where they have to avoid cops, things change. The fic spends that first bit of them trying to make it to Piedmont going over how a NakedPeopleTrappedOutside situation would ''not'' be fun, not be sexy, and instead a horribly painful and scarring experience. While this only really applies for chapter 9, the rest of the story does not bother trying to reconstruct it. GPF reportedly did this because he had a preference towards ShamelessFanserviceGirl[=s=], but he got the idea that the ReluctantFanserviceGirl was ''far'' more popular. He wanted to write something where the readers are supposed to ''genuinely sympathize'' with the character(s, in this case six) being forced in the situation instead of oggling them.
* EsotericHappyEnding: Considering ''SBIG''[='=]s whole schtick (which, at its serious, could be described as trying to invoke NarmCharm), some of those stories might be trying to pull this off on purpose. Some might not.
** Taking ''run:gifocalypse'' being a good ending at face value is almost entirely based on seeing if the various [=.GIFfany=] copies actually had grown to be better people. The "main" one from canon was eventually confirmed to have sure as hell not (well, maybe "better" than her old self, but she's still shown to be pretty terrible even in the bonus TimeSkip chapter), and it's established that Burnda at least is an extremely convincing liar. For all the readers know, the Mystery Shack team (and Gideon, being the guy who brought [=.GIFfany=]'s disc back in the first place) might have just laid grounds for a completely unstoppable {{yandere}} AI apocalypse made of roughly trillions, if not far more. This would have also proven the people Dove hates for assuming self-aware machines are bad to be ''completely right'' (then again, a large part of Dove's character is how she's indirectly proving them right anyway -- when she meets her last player, he points out that by basically nuking Gravity Falls ''for fun'' ([[TechnicalPacifist though she specifically did it in a way that didn't kill anyone]]) she added on to his paranoia about living machines). It's explicitely stated that the Planet Negation Girl could be used to mass-produce weapons that enslave all of humanity, and this would have been Dove's goal had she won the Gifocalypse. The PNG is still there, practically unharmed even in the final battle, just now it goes by a different name and has several ''more'' planets attatched to it. Fortunately, one of its two original SpiritualSuccessor[=s=] ''Emazh In'' fixes the problem by only really having three note-worthy {{yandere}}s in the "virtual group" to begin with, and going out of its way to say that they are the exceptions, not the rule. (The other one, ''Ordinary University'', on the other hand... well, it was specifically written to nearly ''invert'' that aspect of EI, where ''all of them'' are yanderes. Fan describes the transition from ''Gravity Falls'' fan fic to an original story as like "one of those many worlds subatomic-to-atomic quantum split thingies," joking about the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor nature of the [=.GIFfanys=] resulting in a "split" where there's one world where they're all insane villains, and one where they're not.)
** ''361 Striking Degrees'': Icesky is finally dead and the plan to unite all the races' homeworlds in a close-linked circle is going through. Except Icesky's final assault left a lot of Cirkonsing frozen, with presumably billions killed off.
** ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'': Dave and his other insanity-flipped teammates may have been killed and are no longer terrorizing the world, but a huge chunk of the United States (and part of Mexico) -- roughly the size of ''Texas'' -- has been blown to a gigantic crator. Dave and Rose were unambiguously good people, but their SanitySlippage was entirely Jade's fault, [[KarmaHoudini and she gets off scott-free for that]] (Roxy was implied to be horrible to begin with and Dirk was unwillingly possessed by his own Auto Responder, whom was ''also'' implied to be bad to begin with). All of the non-Leijon trolls are dead, and it overall seemed like the only characters who actually learned anything were killed. It's implied that humanity was eventually able to recover, but the key word is ''eventually''.
** ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'': Mable the Typomonster and her army of robotic duplicates of the main cast were killed off, but many of the secondary town residents ''also'' died in battle. Not to mention that Dipper pretty much ends up single, the main quad had to go through the trauma of losing a limb [[spoiler:and ''father'', in Pacifica's case]] in combat at the age of 12/13, the gods that could have watched over and protected Earth decided to leave, Nzyvo's condition where she essentially needs to leech off Spiral Energy like a vampire to stay alive is hardly addressed, the Lightning Cult, Bill Cult, and possibly Blind Eye Society are still at large, and Soos, Melody, and Rumble are in a relationship that has the same problems as ''run:gifocalypse'' above (taking the zillions of [=.GIFfanys=]' HeelFaceTurn at face value, although #9 ''does'' legitimately show development to become a better person). It's also pointed out that if Canada declares war on the United States, they can't do shit about it, especially not as the US lost their Tengen Toppa mecha and the Jovian Shackan Lagann. (While Canada ''does'' have their own Jupiter-sized, Spiral Energy-powered mech.) None of this is also getting in to the fact that the entire plot of the story is kicked off by [[GreaterScopeVillain Carrie Kreuger]] simply generating a being based on Mabel's "faults and flaws" and then purposefully exaggerating them to a wannabe world-dominator; in other words, all the gang did was fight off one minion. Fortunately, ''Housestuck: The Split'' actually focuses on ridding Carrie for good.
** This leads to ''Gumball Vs Satan''. Yes, Omarn, Eliza, and the Kanker Sisters are all dead and Gumborn's destruction of the world was undone, but [[AdaptationalVillainy Carrie]] is not only still alive (well, revived) and active, but ''just gained access to divine powers''. And the closest thing Elmore's universe has to a god -- the world itself and its linked Void -- basically killed itself after realizing that trying to erase people from existence for being "boring mistakes" is a bad idea. Even for a fic with a first chapter that includes Gumball infecting a VideoGame/{{Portal}} loop with a porn virus he downloaded on his cell phone and that has a salt-man literally named "Shits" (he does all the dirty work), the ending is still very much a [[GainaxEnding Gainax]] one.
** ''naruto the guy with the ninja'' plays this straighter. It's explicitely stated that Naruto never actually killed anybody during his brainwash-spree, and that all of his mind controlling was undone at his death. The character responsible for his downfall, Kyu, is highly implied to be a [[StepfordSmiler depressed wreck under her joking and perverted attitude,]] having lived through well over three hundred years of other "Naruto-likes" who also tried to dominate the entire planet. She (by her own intention, however) [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold never gets credit for actually driving him to the point where he's too pissed off to think about time-traveling away his losses before he really dies.]] There's a heavy implication that some other pervert will gain an unreasonable amount of power and try to take everyone under her or his control too, and many characters have less-than-ideal fates. ([[Series/TheBigBangTheory Leonard]] ending up single thanks to the intentionally forced-in "Shenny," Hank apparently not learning much of anything, Diablo/Dave still being kind of a downer despite reuniting with his friends, etc.) Much like ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'', it's just suggested that the story's current BigBad is only one of many, ''many'' such powerful beings, and the heroes have not exactly put a ''permanent'' stop to it.
* FanDisservice:
** ''The Hill King'':
*** There is a '''lot''' of emphasis on Hank Hill's shriveled ass. Both bare and in extremely revealing underwear/swimsuits. Hell, for one arc he even gets a pretty powerful, flaming skeletal sword that can be summoned by an icon on panties... with the catch that he needs to wear those panties in order for the sword to work.
*** Lucky inexplicably wears nothing but a cape and a really tiny speedo. His FanDisservice is even in-universe, as any person without a certain level of body acceptace (read: nudists as an exception, Hank as an example of someone who ''would'' be affected) looking at his naked crotch will instantly die. He also mud-wrestles Hank in aformentioned panties.
*** There's a HotSpringsEpisode! The problem is, a lot of "typical" hot springs naked antics are replicated with Bill, Dale, Hank, Buck, and Cotton. There is a tiny bit of "regular fanservice" involving Peggy, Nancy, Boomhauer, and John Redcorn, but it's not enough to make up for reading a really detailed description of Dale groping Bill's man-boobs.
** ''Escape From Fanservice Island'' -- anyone who read even one other work by this guy, particularly of the ''SBIG'' series, would immediately know not to take that title completely seriously. Those that do not heed the warning are in for some nasty surprises.
*** The entire fic was Fan's ''really bizarre'' way of saying that ''Gravity Falls'' has enough of-age characters that you could theoretically do an ecchi romp without aging anyone up. Unfortunately for some, this lineup includes Stan, Soos, and Pyronica -- there is very little SelfFanservice applied to them ([=.GIFfany=] being a ''very notable'' exception), and for every MaleGaze at the women's naked asses, there is roughly one towards Stan's aged body (with a Hank Hill-like ass, the story ''loves'' pointing that out) or Pyronica growing some kind of new BodyHorror feature like making temporary mouths appear on her body to try to chomp Melody in half.
*** The DiscOneFinalBoss, the Troll (real name Zeskit, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep but everyone just calls him the Troll]]), just looks like [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Ezekiel's]] head slapped on [=BonziBUDDY's=] body. And with a large, [[VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac Ultra Greed-esque]] ass. Thought Fan Disservice about humanoid butts was bad enough? Now try it with a purple gorilla.
*** Chapter 9, where the fic deconstructs [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside its own premise]]
*** In general, even the large number of naked [=.GIFfanys=] which vary their appearances and take on the forms of just about every CuteMonsterGirl under the sun clashes horribly seeing the EldritchAbomination[=s=] around the island. The Boundry Guardians also take note -- massive... flesh things coated with eyes and teeth. When they all [[spoiler:fuse together and start sending a shitload of centipede-like things after the main group]], you'd probably stop caring about the [=.GIFfany=] army's SceneryCensor antics really fast.
** To a lesser extent than the usual [=.GIFfany=]-centric instances, the professors' debut in ''run:gifocalypse'' features them being so sexualized and wearing so little that it's... ''jarring'', especially compared to the wholesome main characters.
* GagCensor:
** Go through his ''MUGEN'' character sprites and you'll find that he ''does'' have certain NSFW animations toggled... except that the character involved will transform in to an image of a disappointed-looking Hank Hill with the text "Hank Hill does not approve." This also shows up in a non-censoring way whenever Template Man loses via time out or fails to get "enough" victories in Survival Mode.
** "Dogpyrait" in ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' (basically an expy of the guy from the infamous "Russian Pirate Copter" video) is described as being constantly censored with [[WesternAnimation/TheNutshack Tito Dick's]] head, just like a Music/SiIvaGunner video that featured the original meme.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
** Professor Burnda does this a ''lot''. Outside of ''SBIG'' (read: ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'', her only major ''SBIG'' appearance), she
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters [I'm counting this as a "being a dick" trope because I sometimes do this for over-complication]:
** ''SBIG'':
*** ''Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals'' has over a hundred members of the Rainbow Crew alone (though many of them are alternate counterparts to one-another, and most of those are rather FlatCharacter[=s=]),
** ''Ordinarily United'' claims to be a fighting game with procedurally-generated characters that brings its roster to about a hundred. When the game was finished, it turned out to be ''far'' more than that --
** ''Emazh In''[='=]s original story features more than a hundred domain leaders for just the "world-expanding 'filler'" parts of it,
* MindScrew:
** Protip: GPF ''never'' writes "regular" crossovers. Especially not ones in the sense of simply taking the characters from one story and transplanting them in to another. ''Bill's Mask'' in particular might look like "''Majora's Mask'' but with ''Gravity Falls'' characters," but things go off the rails fast.
** ''Bill's Mask'' is simple compared to ''Paper John: Sticker Star'', even though given the video game being crossed into one might think it would be the other way around. [[spoiler:Why is Nepeta's Hat alive and the main antagonist? How does Jack exist in this world? What is the force behind the stickers, anyway?]]
** ''Friends Till the End'' constantly leaves you guessing on whether or not it's AllJustADream, like [[VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac canon,]] or a literalization of the basement trip Isaac goes through, meaning that it would also have a different ending that does not involve going through areas representing his dying mind and self. Things come to a head in the Cathedral,
* NeverShallTheSelvesMeet: Averted, and it's noted here because he -- more than once -- went on to explain why he thought that rule made no sense when it came to time travel, and even ''less'' sense when it came to any other sort of duplicates. For fan fiction of stories where that is a plot point (''Gravity Falls'' has a cross-dimensional variation -- in ''Bill's Mask'', Dipper and Mabel interact with their Time Flows counterparts just fine), he tends to avoid time travel altogether. He avoids time travel in general, with or without the rule. In chapter 4 of ''Escape From Fanservice Island'', Burnda (Or, sorry, "[=.GIFfany=] Number [I'll pull up the number later]") even lampshades this rule.
* PlotArmor:
** There have been, at ''minimum'', four Rip Van Winkles of note throughout ''SBIG'' (way more if you count parallel universes and not multiverssal-reincarnations). Only one of those has actually died (not counting vampirization, but it's implied none of those were deaths to begin with): the one in ''Sweet Jade and Hella John''. In both versions, it took roughly a minute of sustained fighting with a ridiculously overpowered weapon to deplete all of her lives and completely, ''finally'' finish her off.
** Nepeta gets this in-universe; none of her ''SBIG'' incarnations can die for a really, really long time. This is due to [[spoiler:Mabel screwing around with some mysterious machine Spooky just ''found'' ]]
** '''No''' [=.GIFfany=] has never died in any of his works. The closest it gets to doing that was ''run:gifocalypse'', which was in reference to her "death" in canon. Once ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3'' confirmed that she was not really dead, Fan had to ret con that and she's "officially" been unkillable in his continuities. Although robotic EvilCounterpart[=s=] to her are fare game as long as they're not part of an "official" [=.GIFfany=] line -- just ask the many, many [=.MP4=] Primes that Mabel drilled through using Spiral Power in ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage''. [[spoiler:As well as the one guarding Jupiter that Preston drilled in his heroic sacrifice.]] This is lampshaded twice in ''Journals'' -- once in chapter 4 when she survives a point-blank hit from a Giga Drill Break (along with Rumble and the Summerween Trickster) ''blowing a hole in her chest'' and chalks it up to the author loving her, even with a half-assed explanation. The second time is in chapter 8, where she seems to be going a HeroicSacrifice and gets hit with many, ''many'' blows that would be fatal to a human -- especially with the Second Half seeing a huge number of other deaths. But lives past all of that anyway.\\
Notably, WordOfGod says that in his ''Gravity Falls'' fics, her role story-wise can be compared to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser's.]] Specifically in the [=Wii U/3DS=] era, where he's gained [[BaseBreakingCharacter some infamy]] for constantly stealing the show. Her copies are the "Koopalings" and the Lightning Cultist is the "Kamek."
* RatedMForMoney:
** ''Escape From Fanservice Island'' fell under this. Once upon a time, when first drafting the very basics of its plan, it ''may'' have started as a parody of AuthorAppeal fic with the specific goal to "make a deliberately shitty excuse to have as much naked [=.GIFfany=] butt as possible (and Melody, Darlene, and Pyronica because why not; throw in Soos, Stan, and Ford too)," by the time he so much as started writing the first chapter he had a clear focus on the actual plot. And the plot is surprisingly complex for a fic just meant to jab at fics that only serve as SelfFanservice -- no less than two fakeout villains before the ''real'' final BigBad is revealed, a lot of playing with AnachronicOrder (as part of leaving Fan's comfort zone, the main seven characters also split up a lot), ChekhovsArmory all over the place, every thing is foreshadowed, an overarching mystery, a number of somewhat obscure references to canon, and a sudden explosion in character count once the main group finally leaves the island. This trope comes in with the end result -- take out the forced in nudity jokes and EFFI could actually be something remotely teen-friendly, if not kid-friendly if you remove [=.GIFfany=]'s intentionally jarring and out-of-place swearing. Hell, near the beginning the summary mentioned that the story ''could'' have passed for a T-rating if Fan reviewed it again and changed his mind, although the "massage" in chapter 2 made him put his foot down on M. The trope comes into play in that EFFI mostly just crams in ass- and breast-related humor to justify having an M rating, and only has that rating to try to see if he can bait people into reading something that just comes off as pure fanservice.
* ShipSinking:
** He openly confessed that one of the side-goals to the StylisticSuck ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' was to eventually kill off '''all''' of the remotely popular Dipper pairings, just to see if he could. The epilogue implies that he finds love in the form of a new roommate in a ''Big Bang Theory''-esque scenario when he moves to an apartment ten years in the future, but when it comes to the canon characters he has no such luck. In rough chronological order:
*** Bill/Dipper is not only sunk, but mocked in the third chapter when Gideon tries to give Bill a physical form without any sort of riftway. He fails horribly, and instead makes a teenage human clone of Bill explicitely called "Not-Bill" that quickly goes {{yandere}} for Dipper for no reason. This pisses the ''real'' Bill off -- he sees Not-Bill as a mockery of him, and once he (through possessing Gideon) takes care of Not-Bill, he states that he finds the idea of being paired with Dipper ridiculous. A later chapter says that he doesn't even consider Dipper that much of an important enemy, and that if he got his goals, he'd just leave two of his mooks to eat him -- which is exactly what he does near the end of canon.
*** Not only are Dipper and Pacifica [[spoiler:revealed to be biological brother and sister in this universe]], even if ''[[SurpriseIncest that]]'' was ignored chapter 6 has a scenario where the BigBad threatens to cause an apocalypse if they don't kiss. They first hesitate because of aformentioned [[spoiler:biological relation]], but this eventually leads to a full-blown argument when Pacifica comes to the realization that she does ''[[IJustWantToBeNormal not]]'' like the idea of seeking out dangerous supernatural threats at all, and wouldn't want Dipper to do the same if they became closer. (It helps that, in this fic's timeline, the last supernatural adventure she went on was the 1,000-room hellhouse of ''VideoGame/SpookysJumpScareMansion''.) Dipper strongly disagrees and sees a future for himself where he's ghost hunting. This escalates -- especially when Mabel is dragged along -- until [[spoiler:they unknowingly run out of time before the "kiss" (in their defense, said Big Bad never told them they were on a time limit), and thus causing the Typomonster to bring forth the Mechanical Bosses]].
*** And any chances of him ending up with Candy is taken care of in chapter 8,
*** The very last part before the epilogue randomly sinks Dipper/Wendy when the former confesses to the latter, only to find out that she's already started a relationship with Tambry out of nowhere. Wendy laughs off the idea of being together anyway and calls him out for the levels in jerkass he took during the second half of ''Journals''. (And he ''does'' take a level in jerkass during chapters 6-10.)
** Another, more effort-given ''Gravity Falls'' fanwork -- ''Escape From Fanservice Island'' -- has GPF intentionally break his rules about not trying to overly glorify certain villainous characters and wanted to see if he could pull an AlternativeCharacterInterpretation out of his ass for some villains. Chapters 2-4 can be read in any order. Those that read them in numberical order would find that the chapters go out of their way to imply mending relationships and setting up [[ThreesomeSubtext Soos/.GIFfany/Melody]] and Stan/Darlene. [[spoiler:From the fifth chapter, the story kind of laughs off these ideas, but leaves them ambiguous by the end anyway.]] You'd think that the fourth chapter, focused on Ford and Pyronica, would follow as well, right? Hell no. [[spoiler:Pyronica remains an active, major villain without much of an excuse backstory, down to the point where she almost manages to hijack the plot from the real Big Bad.]]
** ''Total Zeksmit'' completely sinks Bridgette/Ezekiel when it's revealed that this verse's Bridgette is only into other women, and slowly sinks Ezekiel/Izzy when it becomes clearer that neither of them see each-other in that way, and Ezekiel even sort of roots for her to end up with Bridgette.
** Both versions of ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'' are ship massacres,
* SpringtimeForHitler:
** ''Total Drama World Tour Rewrite'' spent several years as his most-reviewed story (not saying that much, it was at 20 while nothing else even broke 8), despite him regretting the original version. He remade it, first to tone down on Harold and Ezekiel's Gary Stu-ishness while also toning down on the bashing... then he got the idea to make everything after the first Aftermath as shitty and full of ShockingSwerve[=s=] as possible that people would be turned off of it, hopefully redirecting them another story he wrote.
** ''Bobby Hill's Minecraft Harem Adventure'' was supposed to be another shitty harem parody thing, this time as a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover and seemingly randomly incorporating elements of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' as a joke about stories that have kind of unfitting crossover based on AuthorAppeal. He even said he'd be surprised if anyone even reviewed.
* TakeThat:
** Fan says that his all-time biggest fan fiction pet-peeve is TheStationsOfTheCanon, '''especially''' if the author resorts to reusing the same dialogue word-for-word. He's been relatively quiet about that in-story for the most part because he could not exactly figure out ''how'' to make fun of it, but he eventually found a few ways:
*** His short MS Paint ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' comic ''JUST DO SOMETHING NEW ALREADY!'' starts out in some hypothetical "final battle" between Steven and White Diamond where the former is sent back to the events of "Gem Glow" just as the latter is about to shatter him, and he's explicitely told by the same "excuse plot force" that did so that this is distinct from the way his previous time-travelling device worked and he ''can'' alter events without them happening again anyway. So what does Steven do? Nothing different. For the whole series. And when it seems like he ''finally'' has a chance to change an even (IE taking Peridot early and keeping her limb enhancers), contrivance gets in the way of it anyway (he tries to KO her with his shield, but his shield misses and ). The story's "attempts" at being "original" just amounts to constantly going into Steven's thoughts as he basically keeps saying something along the lines of "I ''could'' change [X event], but [reason] so I won't."
*** Every single chapter of the post-revive ''Total Drama World Tour Rewrite'' begins with a CouchGag "reminder" that if you just copy paste events and dialogue word for word, something either over-the-top or just plain bizarre will happen. (IE "...You're selling a random soul from Heaven to Satan to power his doomsday soul-cannon to blast the world." or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking "...You're legally requiring that Cartoon Network orders another episode of]] ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''.") Reportedly, the only reason why he even bothered bringing that story from the dead was because many other rewrites has a beginning that just copy-pasted itself from the original with little to no differences and he just wanted to do a remake that does not do that. Notably, TDWTR's revive was originally going to eventually just out and have a disappointing ending, the make the readers question why they read it despite the signs that it wouldn't be pleasant, but Fan had criticized the number of games that ultimately use "you should have never even played this in the first place" as their main point and did not want to hypocritically write a story variation of that.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Well, teenagers. Most of his "T"-rated stories push that limit extremely far. ''Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Who's Getting a Spinoff'' features a lot of what is, for all intents and purposes (a lot of it is about an in-universe religion not even from ''Homestuck'', but made up for this story), Satanic imagry, a major character (Roxy) having gone insane in this world, the BigBad possessing the bloody corpse of another hero, and a ''heroic'' character (Lime Nepeta) that's basically a good guy Bill Cipher without a "kid's show" limitation. ''run:gifocalypse'' is significantly tamer... until Arc 3, with the BodyHorror Glitched copies, Professor Burrda [[spoiler:''attempting to decapitate herself right in front of the Pine kids'']], highly {{Stripperiffic}} outfits, and the very end pulls somehow pulls a text-variant aversion of NippleAndDimed.\\
He says he's hesitant to place an "M" rating because that's the highest rating of the website he mainly posts stories on, and he doesn't want anybody jumping to the assumption that any of his less-violent stories are pornographic. EFFI is the first-ever story he rated M specifically because he wanted to trick people into thinking it was sloppily-written smut, only to reveal that it's a heavy storyline with no actual sex whatsoever.


!! We're starting to leave the dickishness...

* BrokenAesop:
** ''naruto the guy with the ninja'' appears to be going for some kind of TakeThat at CharacterDerailment fics, although it kind of falls flat considering that Sasuke is also derailed. In this case, to make him nicer. Harry Potter and many others are derailed to take levels in jerkass or kindness (Harry is an example of the former, starting off [[FantasticRacism racist against ninjas/jutsu-users]] and calling them "stupid muggles" because their chakra skills are not exactly ''magic''),
** ''Escape From Fanservice Island''[='=]s whole status as something of a TakeThat at "Embarassed Naked Female"-stories and attempt to deconstruct them by showing that [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside such a situation]] would actually be very awful to go through is kind of lessoned considering how, roughly around the time everyone lost their clothes, the Stan o War team actually ended up on good terms with the "creatures" and got along with them pretty well. While deconstructing "forced nudity, especially where it's illegal in public," Soos and Melody still get genuinely befriend the [=.GIFfanys=] in the buff, and it's the same with Stan and Darlene. Of course, it's not illegal on Fanservice Island as that place is deserted, but it still undermines the borderline rant that the story performs near the end. [[spoiler:For a lot of ''really'' good reasons -- it houses monsters that make those back in Gravity Falls look like nothing.]]
** ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'':
*** Chapter 3 ends with the Not-Bill battle, which goes out of its way to make fun of the popular yet controversial Bill/Dipper pairing and practically bashes over the reader's head that the author doesn't like it. Basically, FoeYayShipping is bad. One chapter later, Stan enters a relationship with the Summerween Trickster completely out of the blue, and they're shown to absolutely get along. They also stay together for the rest of the story That same chapter, [=.GIFfany=] tests both Soos and Melody's relationship again and her won relationship with Rumble, but that ends (in simple terms) with the four of them all [[{{Polyamory}} "double dating."]] It's ''SBIG'', the hypocracy might even be intentional, but it feels like it's mocking Bill/Dipper less because it's centered around pairing two enemies together and more either because of the kid/trillion year old demon age gap (which age-ups tend to get around) or worse, simply because [[ItsPopularNowItSucks it's popular]] while [=Soos/.GIFfany=] and more obviously [[CrackPairing Stan/Summerween Trickster]] are not.\\
The story at least tries to cover this by arguing that it was doing this to try to irk "give the 13/12-ish year old male lead a kickass manly adventure and have him either get the girl or get all the girls" authors and fans by leaving said 13 year old protagonist[[note]]Due to plot reasons, Dipper's birthday is moved to mid-summer instead of the end. Still, chapters 6 onward have a time skip of a few months to autumn[[/note]] to witness all his popular ships being sunk and a 22 year-old secondary lead being the guy with a superpower-related origin story [[spoiler:by means of beiing one 32nd love fairy]] and with a huge harem. Fan outright explains that MisaimedFandom played a role, and that to him some fans came across as acting like pairing Dipper with Bill was a genuinely good and sexy idea, while where are a number of [=.GIFfany=] fans that still aknowledge she's a completely terrible person, and Stan/Trickster has just about no following to begin with. He tried to argue that it would be uncharacteristic of Bill to try to play "romantic bad boy" to Dipper while it's ''relatively'' less out-of-the-blue for the Trickster to possibly date a similarly lonely person and for [=.GIFfany=] to be open to the idea of having multiple people giving her attention. But again, invoked CharacterRerailment and {{Flanderization}} happens all the time in ''SBIG'', especially regarding [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] turning in to something of a dramatic pirate-obsessed "proclaims himself as the hero a lot" ManChild. (One of its six unofficial mascots.)
*** Similar to ''naruto the guy with the ninja'', the story appears to be trying to deconstruct/subvert the idea of the "13 year-old [[TheGift Gift]]-blessed borderline Marty Stu-itized boy lead who gets all the girls." While it shows Dipper, who has one form of TheGift (''given to him by accident''), as the DecoyProtagonist who usually has to rely on someone else for help and Mabel, who's only ability is the universal Spiral Power (it's specifically stressed that ''everyone'' has Spiral Power here in a way that follows ''Gurren Lagann''[='=]s), as the real hero that manages to fight her way off of everything. For the most part, this is followed: Mabel is not the only one that can use Lagann, but she is one of the best at "focusing" on it in a manner pulled off in a such a way that does not feel like she's just "special at Spiral Power." Most of the characters do some work, and following the time skip the characters have budded off to "groups" working on improving the future in an aversion of ReedRichardsIsUseless[[note]]Ford, Fiddleford, and eventually Stan band together to make Gravity Falls in to a metropolis that resembles Kamina City (only without faces on the buildings. Inexplicably, faces ''are'' on the cars); Nzyvo turns Finalayer in to a mecha- and mecha-derived production area; Wendy, her family, and her friends later (as of late chapter 8) all pool together to turn Beach City "So that it actually resembles how it was in the old ''Carl Stevens Universe'' (don't ask...);" and most blatantly, [=.GIFfany=] Land mostly opens up to the public and gets rebuilt to a paradise as the [=.GIFfanys=] take their "make matter out of nothing" ''and'' "atomic-alchemy" skills to make any material they want on the planet[[/note]]. However, Mabel comes off falling under the same "Can use a trick that other people take years to learn instantly because main character" trap on occasion. To say nothing about ''Soos'', who practically has a giant harem shoved in his hands. The latter gets lampshaded when he talks to Dipper after the latter felt rejected.
---->'''Soos:''' You know, some times adventures don't always end with winning a girl's heart and living up happily ever after with her.\\
''(Dipper gives Soos what the story calls a "'Really?' Look.")''\\
'''Soos:''' Hey, I said some times! I didn't say all the time! Look, the important thing is that you do what is right.
*** Chapter 6 is essentially GPF's way of saying that using magic to solve emotional problems is sub-par writing at best or downright unintentionally creepy at worst -- that was part of his beef with "The Love God," and all of his beef with the last few legs of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Soos, [=.GIFfany=], Melody, and Rumble (along with Stan and the Trickster) all got over their relationship issues without the use of love potions, which were rather ''harshly'' portrayed as being almost completely evil (in stark contrast to their canonical portrayal). This would be fine and good... if the fic didn't also imply that using magic to solve ''physical'' issues wasn't the best move, either. Er, this story alone has ludicrous use of Spiral Power -- simply being HotBlooded will give you a kind of energy that lets you make drills out of nothing and can let mechas pull off the impossible. In other ''SBIG'' installments, we've got (''on the hero side''): regenerative vampires that shoot explosive bullets,
** His track record of ScrewDestiny is usually pretty good, except for when it comes to ''SBIG'': [[spoiler:Given that nearly all fan fics are part of the same four-multiversal Stable Time Loop, attempting to Screw destiny would cause three entire reiterations (''at least'', there may very well be more after Multiverse D now that Carrie isn't hogging up god-rights there) to have never happened.]]
* InformedWrongness:
** ''run:gifocalypse'':
*** According to WordOfGod, Dipper for the first arc is supposed to be viewed as being overly cynical, and the same goes for Mabel [[spoiler:during her brief Heroic BSOD after Sonia effectively betrays her]]. Neither of them (during those respective times) trusts the copies and basically hates what they do, no matter how good the intentions seem to be. There ''is'' a bit of hate-overboard, but these are millions of clones of someone who obsesses over and attacks people completely unprovoked. She nearly killed Soos, and she (for ''both'' of the story durations noted here) had their relatives kidnapped in space. To rub salt in to the wound, [[AesopAmnesia she's even more stubborn about learning lessons than Mabel was in canon.]]
*** Cardia. Yes, her attacking the gang with a dragon and going along with "capture Soos so that you'll get what you want from the PNG" was wrong. Except that she's supposed to be seen as being in the wrong for what is, for all intents and purposes, ''her own employees disobeying her job's orders.'' She is a hard-core traditionalist that wishes that her starting "fast food chain" would only use "traditional animals" for their meat (pigs, cows, chickens, etc -- no, [[IAmAHumanitarian not humans,]] it's not one of those stories) and briefly [[SanitySlippage lost it]] when her "student"-copies started using dragon meat instead. The point is that using dragon meat is actually healthier, tastier, and more varied than "known animals," [[WidgetSeries (don't question this story's logic)]] and Cardia's seen as a stick in the mud for not making the switch. Again, ''she's their boss, and they went against her orders completely against her permission.'' The fic points out that she could have just talked things over with her students (a message that is practically recycled with Shannon's case, but in a completely different way), but they should have learned the lesson too. Complicating things is that Cardia also just-so-happens to be the boss of the OnlySaneMan among the copies (albeit a minor character).

* ArcNumber: Fan joked that he wanted to reach a point where it would be easier to list which numbers aren't, which is obviously mathematically impossible[[note]]Unless you use groups like "any whole numbers that are not above this..."[[/note]].
** [[NumberOfTheBeast 616]] tends to crop up in his works sporatically. There's 616 "regular keys" in ''Journals'' (and two "really special keys" that bump the total number to ''Gravity Fall''[='=]s 618 ArcNumber), 616 eventual members of the Blue and Yellow Team in both versions of ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'' right up until the epilogue, 616 is generally associated with Teal Nepeta (in place of Terezi and Latula's 413, which is one of the arc numbers of ''Homestuck'' in general), and [I probably have a lot more]. if the number six shows up, expect sixteen to follow -- the Six Sages are eventually also tied with sixteen "super badass swords" in ''naruto the guy with the ninja''. Hell, this even reaches a point where all instances of 666 from ''Binding of Isaac'' are replaced with 616 -- the symbol on Loki's forehead, The Mark item, etc.
** Several [[AscendedExtra "minor-turned-major"]] characters, and some others, are associated with nine. Nepeta and Meulin due to their cat theme and cats having nine lives. So, nine will show up a lot in the ''Homestuck'' works (to the point of a group of Felt expies in the remade ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'' being themed around 9-ball rather than 8-ball, and the "9" member is among one of the more noteworthy and dangerous ones). Nepeta's original 33 also crops up. [=.GIFfany=] also has the association as well as the number eight -- the copy from canon is usually the ninth disc ever produced, and in the one exception her eighth clone (and thus, ninth copy overall) was a rather noteworthy one. Not only do cats also occasionally show up regarding her, but the number eight resembles a sideways infinity sign. Her plans usually have some variation of trapping Soos in an ''infinitely''-expanding virtual world game. Nine resembles eight/infinity, but with a break, thus that represents the heroes' goal of trying to derail her plans. While Kyu was a major character in her home game, she still has an association with nine and four as well -- in both of the major stories she shows up in (''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' and ''naruto the guy with the ninja''), she debuts in chapter four and does something of note in chapter nine (respectively, [[spoiler:"judging" the main characters and giving Naruto a beat-down]]).
** Five is one exclusive to ''One Week, One Place''. Since that whole story takes place during a single Monday-Friday school week, it's easy to see why. There's five main characters of note, the world is said to end at 5:00 PM during the day-long solar eclipse on Friday, and TheCorruption is associated with people scribbling a bunch of "5"s all over the school walls. [[spoiler:The Big Bad turns out to ''be'' those scribbles, all turned in to a mass known as the Fifth Demon. And its the final and most powerful of all the demons. (The first four demons were ''not'' the monsters of the week from each chapter, but rather beings dealt with offscreen in the past years, one for each year. In other words, OWOP's total world building history also covers the span of five years, technically.)]]
** ''Emazh In'' loves multiples of three. Especially 9 (given that the BigBad is a [=.GIFfany=] expy, this is a given considering his old fan fiction), 12 (the "main" colors used in the rainbow, excluding black and white), and 15 (the "rainbow" ''including'' white, black, and some other "special" color like Ninthee's hot pink). Four is one as well, but ''not'' in a FourIsDeath sort of way. There are four "ways" a color is (the pure color, shaded darker, tinted lighter, and toned more gray),
** 360 and 361 in ''The 361 Striking Degrees'': The team starts with 360 members, but then Striker Black joins about a fourth of the way through. The
* BunnyEarsLawyer:
** Professor Dove in his ''Gravity Falls'' continuities is a psychopathic (even by the standards of a derivative of '''[=.GIFfany=]'''), "edgy" womanchild hipster [[WithFriendsLikeThese that practically none of her other copies like.]] And she usually hates humans completely, while her other copies tend to have a ''possessive'' attitude towards them. She's not immediately fired, shunned, or even outright "deleted" because she's ''extremely'' powerful, has modified her physical form to be strong enough to shrug off a direct hit from an explosion much larger and stronger than a nuclear bomb, and she's pretty good at debating (or rather, focusing on her opponents' insecurities and distracting them with those, like casually throwing out Dipper's crush on Wendy to the entire town as part of tricking him to mellow out on calling her out).
** Professor Kathody is pretty lazy and cuts corners whenever necessary. It takes a ''lot'' to convince her to actually design her own place, as she usually just takes assets that are around her. (Like taking a haunted house that was already there instead of building a fake haunted house out of Giffinium metal -- every other professor did this, except the outdoors-y Rose and Sandy.) The non-electronic thing she learned how to possess? Ghostly energy. She can command and communicate with spirits, making her one of the most dangerous of the professors if she actually got off her ass. The rest of them just tend to have some sort of ElementalPowers. Interestingly, she ''was'' just going to go with electricity because [[ColorCodedElements it's a "yellow element" and she gave herself yellow hair,]] but [=.GIFfany=] threw a fit that electricity is "just the default" and she wanted to "keep the default," so Kathody picked something hard to master just to piss her off. (Kathody also wanted electricity ''because'' it was the lazy option.)
** Kathody is an expy of a semi-OldShame (Fan has mixed feelings about her) original character for ''Total Drama'', Kathy. Who also qualifies. Both of them are tall (then again, ''all'' major [=.GIFfany=] copies are tall -- Dove, the only [[FlipFlopOfGod possible]] exception, is average height at least), based on StringyHairedGhostGirl[=s=] hair style-wise (but neither of them are that), neither are completely fond of clothes, and both are obsessed with horror. Regardless of whether she's working under Chris or Ezekiel, she's still a really bizarre nut that loves trying to scare people. But she's super fast, good at whichever job she was picked for in that particular world (she gets the job based on that world, not like she suddenly adapts to that skill or whatever), and can plan buildings -- which is really important for ''Total Zeksmit'', the rewritten ''World Tour'', or the odd thirteen-chapter ''Race''. ''Bobby Hill's Ultimate Minecraft Harem'' is the first time we don't really see her working in the story's setting, and she's actually pretty hated there.
** [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Carl]] [[Creator/CharlieSheen Stevens]] in ''Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals''. Thanks to some serious nerfing [[spoiler:and eventual killing]] on Alucard's part, Carl impresses Integra when he blows away the cards that Tubalcain Alhambra-- er, "Card Guy" was using to completely block every single one of Alucard's bullets. He's also ''alarmingly'' good at combat, even before he becomes a vampirized... [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Martian.]] Yet he's also a drug-using party animal dumbass who is completely willing to sleep with the enemy. Integra not only does ''not'' ever fire him, she even outright promotes him as a new leader [[spoiler:while she's dying from Lawyer Guy]], despite the fact that Seras [[spoiler:and to a much greater extent, Rip]] has both way more combat experience and spent more time in Hecksing. Although Carl also being a ParodySue might have something to do with it.
* EveryoneIsBi:
** ''SBIG''. Dear lord, ''SBIG''. There are exactly four confirmed monosexual characters, three of which are from ''Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals'': Carl Stevens, a [[ParodySue Parody Stu]] only in to the ladies; along with Ned Flanders and Alexander Anderson in a relationship with one-another. The fourth is Naruto from ''naruto the guy with the ninja'', who wants to control the world by turning men ''and'' women into brainwashed... [[GenderBender women.]] Alucard (''also'' from HUC), though, seemed like some kind of exception as he's one of the few major ''SBIG'' characters to not have any confirmed crushes or sexual advances. WordOfGod is that he's not an exception to the rule, he just looks like it because he's considerably less perverted than his co-workers Seras, Rip, Kamina, and especially Carl.
*** While Tambry in ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' has only ever outright expressed attraction to other girls [[spoiler:and eventually ends up in a random relationship with Wendy]], WordOfGod is that she just has a large preference towards girls, but not an exclusive one. He basically words this in a way to pull a DiscontinuityNod towards "The Love God" while still otherwise being true to the episode showing that she can, in fact, fall for guys in canon.
* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan:
** ''Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers'' takes place entirely over one day, which is impressive considering how that one day includes [[spoiler:fighting off against a pig giant, discovery of a lost civilization under the dictatorship rule of a bird-goat beast, Brandy finding out Mr. Whiskers was evil the whole time, and Whiskers sucking the souls of everyone in the planet sans for Brandy herself.]]
** ''Movie Day'', as the title might imply, also takes place over one day. Specifically, just a few hours. This despite it having three chapters
** ''run:gifocalypse'' takes place over only four days, despite featuring a wide-scale world tour and [[spoiler:an invasion of ''billions''.]]
** Fan was inspired by ''Gravity Falls'' only taking place in one summer and usually ("Roadside Atraction" being the only definite exception) limiting itself to one major location with ''One Place, One Week'', and as the title implies, it only covers five days from Monday to a solar eclipse-Friday. Just one high school week with a bunch of horrible, horrible demons.
** The original ''Emazh In'' takes place over the span of sixty days. For a regular story, that sounds like it covers a lot of ground. For a story about an enormous world with over thousands of nations in just one planet alone, let alone a verse with a huge galaxy's worth of planets, it's absolutely tiny. [[spoiler:Since that particular verse is actually the inside of a computer simulation, and the brain waves of the protagonists are being placed there while they sleep in a "synched up" Ten Days Outside, Hour Inside situation, in the "real world" only ''six hours'' pass by, making it a pretty short time span.]]
* HandicappedBadass:
** Pretty much everyone who loses a limb, in ''SBIG'' or otherwise, with the possible exception of Jan Valentine in ''Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals'' (who is mostly seen in-combat running away or relying on a built-in bomb). The [[spoiler:Pines Quadruplets]] from ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' stand out: Dipper and Pacifica each lose an arm (to Spooky for the former, to Pyronica for the latter) yet both (moreso the latter, as the former gets handed the DistressBall so often it's not even funny) of them and competant fighters who can whoop mechanical counterparts of themselves and the rest of the main cast. Said mechanical selves also bring fear to the entire planet except [[TestosteronePoisoning Canada.]] Mabel even moreso: after she and Nzyvo each blow up one of the other's leg, she eventually leads a HumongousMecha assault, continues her role as an expy of [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon,]] and eventually kills her own dark counterpart Anti-Spiral expy. ''Then'' there's TheDreaded Nzyvo, who in addition to aformentioned leg loss from battling Mabel, has a body that would degenerate without a constant draining of Spiral Power from others. Nzyvo can pummel her way through an army of millions of [=.GIFfanys=] regardless, and the aformentioned leg-loss doesn't even slow her down. After the time skip to October for the Election Arc, while Mabel uses a standard prosthetic leg, Nzyvo just duct-tapes a "Shadow the Hedgehog edgy chainsaw gun" (''Journals'' as a bizarre obsession with chainsaws in the second half) to it and it's somehow fully functional.
** John in both versions of ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'' loses his legs to [[spoiler:Dave Strider,]] yet he and Jade still fight crime as a hobby.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign:
** Post-old-''Sweet Jade and Hella John'', Hank Hill is ''always'' drawn with way more facial detail than anyone who isn't part of the rhyming "--ank --ill" name schemes (IE Bank Bill, Gank Gill, etc). Yes, even compared to other characters from the same series. The contrast can be ''extremely'' jarring, especially when looking at ''MUGEN''.
** In the Journalsverse:
*** [[VideoGame/SpookysJumpScareMansion Spooky]] looks almost '''exactly''' like she does in her home game (no, the comic did not just copy-paste in-game sprites for her; they still have a very obvious MS Paint "blob"-like edge effect), with a simplistic rounded eyes and a half-circle for a smile. Even the specimen are drawn somewhat closer so that they resemble ''Gravity Falls'' characters or the "general ''SBIG'' artstyle" (depending on Fan's lazyness). This also means that she's TheNoseless in a series that otherwise averts this.
*** The President of Canada, while not a Lordgenome expy, is drawn in the same sketch-heavy manner as Lordgenome, thanks to also being a [[TestosteronePoisoning Testosterone-Poisoned]] character.
*** Mable ''is'' an Anti-Spiral expy, so it's natural that she looks like what the Anti-Spiral would look like if he were shaped like Mabel and had each limb as a different color [[spoiler:representing the lost limbs of the Pines quadruplets]]. Unlike the Mugann, her mechanical counterparts look the same as everyone else.
** His ''MUGEN'' creations, obviously not counting those that are already not originally sprited:
*** While many of his characters get graphical updates, Tagger has no such luck. He still looks like a disproportioned, vaguely humanoid series of shapes made with MS Paint's line tool with a higher-detailed 16-bit gas mask plastered on.
*** Rip Van Winkle clearly has more effort put in to her sprites than anyone else when she cameos, a reference to her role as the OnlySaneMan (''sorta'') in ''Crconikals'', and how she was the only character at that time to not speak with any (intentional) typoes or bad grammar. She speaks clearly, thus, her sprites are clear.
** As of Version 0.616, his ''Binding of Isaac: GPF Fuckery Remix'' mod has a few:
*** GPF's AuthorAvatar has a few lengthy frames (most notably his "hurt" sprite) where he's drawn in his "typical" MS Paint-style as opposed to the pixel style of the game. [[spoiler:Given that the whole plot of the mod is that he's trying to shove his own things where they don't belong, him occasionally not looking like he fits in makes sense.]]
*** He added [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] as a joke boss. His sprites are entirely taken from the ''Simpsons'' arcade game and with some added "generic RPG crystal thingies", excluding his Brimstone attacks. This boss is also a ShoutOut to the Culex boss fight from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', if that clears anything up.
** ''Destroy All Clothing in Existence!'' otherwise uses a rather simple pixel style, so Roylel's greater detail is done to come across as [[UncannyValley very jarring.]] [[spoiler:Taken even further in her proper boss fight, where she uses photo-realistic yarn images to make up her One-Winged Angel form.]]
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: More like BaseBreakingCharacter heap, but he attempts to pull this off with Courtney in ''Total Zeksmit'', and (less seriously) Mabel in ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage''. Not because he liked the characters -- he even admitted they ranked among his least favorite in their respective series. He just got sick of several fics, whether highly-recommended or small and obscure, going the opposite extreme and trying to make Courtney ''even worse'' than she had been even in ''Action''; and he wanted to write ''Journals'' as a subversion of the abundance of Dipper/Wendy or Dipper/Pacifica fics.
** Courtney actually does fuck up early in ''Total Zeksmit'', but her arc is supposed to be about her forming a really OddFriendship (first out of necessity, but then they grow on her) with Lindsay and Beth and eventually growing in to properly handle BigBad Eva. This in contrast to Izzy, who never really learns her lesson and tries to use more childish methods of dealing with Eva. The key word is ''supposed to'' -- Fan admits that he went all over the place with the writing and what the story ''actually is'' versus what it says it is feel like two completely different things.
** Regarding Mabel, the majority of the Second Half of ''Journals'' sees her symbolically fighting her "inner demons" (respectively represented by the Love God, Bill's Henchmaniacs, and a ''very'' GenerationXerox-y monster snowman) [...] Even its Stealth Prequel takes note, as one of the final things Mabel does is save her dying brother by deciding to ScrewDestiny and break the [[BeyondTheImpossible "unbreakable"]] barrier around Spooky's mansion
** ''Journals'' also somehow does this with Preston Northwest. Late in to chapter 8, after the Christmas (''in autumn''[[note]]He (the monster of the week) justifies this by saying "You know how people keep trying to get the Christmas season early..."[[/note]])-themed MonsterOfTheWeek is beaten and the group's about to get back to the main plot, four of the stronger mechanical bosses start attacking them. So he admits his flaws, heads off on a SuicideMission, [[FullFrontalAssault wearing nothing but a flame over his crotch,]] and armed with only pure Spiral Power and what is considered one of the shittiest mecha in the fan fic. The fight ends with him ''successfully wiping them out'' but dying mid-Giga Drill Break, his self-guided mech then diving up until it hits their space-graveyard. It helps that, while it clearly borrows traits from [[spoiler:Kittan and Lordgenome's sacrifices]], this is one of the many elements that is ultimately pretty original and not just taken straight from ''Gurren Lagann''.
** By the time he got to the Second Half of ''Journals'', Fan guessed that some readers would probably not be too pleased with the [[SpotlightStealingSquad spotlight-stealing,]] almost even KarmaHoudini-ish antics of [=.GIFfany=]. So most of her part on the Second Half is about her ''legitimately'' growing to be a better person instead of the borderline "Look at my new powers! I'm not trying to outright kill you at the moment! I have friends now! So uh, let's just forget about everything I did in the past?" from ''run:gifocalypse'', ''Escape From Fanservice Island'', and the First Half of ''Journals'' itself.[[note]]Although the former (and the second to a lesser extent) was a deconstruction (and ''not'' the main focus of the story; RG was more about checking out the copies that [[ThatManIsDead do not identify as her at all]] with her as an overarching villain than it is about "redemption"), the second was meant to be ''kinda'' crappy in the first place, and the latter was meant to be ''really'' crappy in the first place. The point is, it still never quite "felt" like [=.GIFfany=] got a proper redemption, just that she kind of "acted nicer" and Soos just [[EasilyForgiven easily forgave]] her.[[/note]] Chapter 6 sees her finally realizing that the way she won Soos and Melody over might have been a bit shallow and she slowly starts making up for it, and within the same chapter ''she'' ends up being one of the (many, admittedly) people to call out the Love God/Lust Devil for what counts as "real love." Fast-foreward to chapter 8 where she ends up giving her own WhatTheHellHero speech when Melody screws up, and in chapter 9 where she too tries to pull a HeroicSacrifice (although she survives). Despite being a StylisticSuck story, it's the first time her growth felt genuine instead of cheaped out. Finally, her spotlight stealing is toned down significantly; she's barely in chapter 7 even though she's the "presidential scientist" of Melody in her miniarc about running for president, and the last two chapters focus much more on the Mabel vs Mable main conflict (though [=.GIFfany=] still has speaking roles in all five of the Second Half chapters). [[spoiler:Until Creepypasta Sonic hijacks the plot a the last minute. But it makes sense that she'd take up screentime again, as C. Sonic ''is'' her younger brother by adoption.]]
** In a bizarre way, he also tries pulling it off with Lucky from ''King of the Hill'' by making him a villain in ''The Hill King''... in an over-the-top, blatantly satrical manner. It helps that he's [[TheChessmaster legitimately cunning]] instead of cheap, and [[AffablyEvil he still talks and mostly acts like he did on the original show.]]
* SerialEscalation:
** ''run:gifocalypse''. As GPF admits, it's not ''always'' topping itself (the character who fights with a ''dragon'' is faced before someone who fights with... a piano), but the Pines ''do'' overall go from fighting a tree to fighting [[spoiler:a mecha the size of the planet]]. Notably, the endgame was heavily inspired by ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'', so take from that what you will.
** ''The Hill King''. It starts out as dramatized versions of ''King of the Hill'' episodes with slightly different endings. "Starts" means the first three chapters, because then the villainized Lucky is introduced and everything quickly goes to Hell.
** ''Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Who's Getting a Spinoff'' was written with the specific intention that each chapter ''will'' answer a question... but until [[MindScrewdriver the finale,]] every chapter will raise so much more. The result is that it's a constant brain fuck from beginning to end.
** ''Destroy All Clothing in Existence!'' The game lives up to its title, and you eventually take off all clothes of everyone on Earth. Did that sound like it gave away the ending or something? Nah, it didn't. Because that's just ''the first "world."'' And the other worlds aren't just different planets either -- you go through making the whole ''solar system'' naked, then move on to local star groups, the galaxy, clusters and superclusters, and eventually go on to ''the universe and the afterlife''. Oh wait, but that's just all ''one'' universe. There's an infinite number of universes, in-between universes, and the like... and you strip all ''infinity'' of them (magic is involved, let's just say that). Not only that, but the bosses just get crazier and crazier, as do the specific planets/meteors/comets and the like you visit.
** ''Emazh In''. We're first introduced to one of the most "mundane" and "safe" areas of the Emazh fantasy world, which is still an absolutely enormous city. Most of the starting Abilities there seem like nothing special. Slowly, as Uhztand and Lizzen explore more of the regions, things go up a bit. We quickly see Charged Emazhes in action, but even that escalates from ElementalPowers to controlling abstractions like data or speed or space. They go from city, to forest, eventually to harsh electrical ectoplasmic-ran desert, then eventually to a cosmic temple that tries to channel star power to form as hot of a location as physically possible, and then to linking points of various PocketDimension[=s=]. Oh yeah, and it starts on their planet Vista, but eventually more planets are ''made''. Also, in true GPF/Water tradition, the number of people involved quickly grows out of control, to hundreds, then thousands, then millions... which is still a small-fry after the gang battles Ninthee. Oh yeah, and Ninthee herself might seem like a threatening BigBad at first, and while she ''is'' the central villain, the only proper battle against her is just a small bump in the road on the overall journey. (During the Emazh Population Explosion, Ninthee becomes more of a NonActionBigBad and her friends take up the "physical threat" title.)\\
It's worth noting that ''Emazh In'' also invokes a SlowPacedBeginning by making the Dekstop and Force Forest parts deliberately feel like they're dragging on ''just'' a little bit, to try to give a much bigger contrast when the gang starts getting in to the more out-there areas and rapid-fire through them as well.\\
''Emazh In'' itself also qualifies as an escalation to ''run:gifocalypse''. Putting it this way, the pink-haired character who runs an amusement zone in the sky is the BigBad there, with the mint green-haired, more delirious character in an alternate dimension being the villain of a bonus chapter. In EI? The pink-haired one isn't even fought remotely close to the end, and the mint-green one is barely a bump instead of a "BonusBoss." The lore continues far beyond them and the "initial" ring of fourteen elements.
* SpiritualAntithesis:
** Both ''Emazh In'' and ''Ordinarily United'' are based on his previous ''Gravity Falls'' fan fiction where [=.GIFfany=] would end up with an army that builds a society, and both of them once again recycle his twelve-ish-color rainbow-elemental system. (''Sort of'' in the case of ''Ordinarily United''.) While coincidental at first, together the first letters of their names form four of the five English vowels (discounting Y; Water had joked about making a third story with the initials "AY.")[[note]]The 361 Striking Degrees is ''not'' based on it, however. Fan came up with that before ''run:gifocalypse''.[[/note]] A large difference is that while ''Emazh In'' is a serious, relatively down to earth world building thing that tries to keep its character development and stories "realistic," (quotes because of the sheer magic/pseudo-sci-fi technological setting) ''Ordinarily United'' is basically Fan [[PlayingAgainstType writing against his "usual" type]] and going more for a BlackComedy about a bunch of JerkWithAHeartOfGold immortals [[DeathIsCheap "killing"]] each other. There ''is'' still a plot in OU and Status Quo is ''Not'' God, but it takes itself much, much less seriously than ''Emazh In'' while also being a lot more violent[[note]]''Emazh In'' was specifically written to have the intention of its nudity being the only "objectionable" content. This means that there is no swearing, no violence, and no sex. While OU doesn't even really have any implied sex yet, the other rules are completely thrown out the window[[/note]].
*** ''Emazh In'' itself is one to ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', at least tonally. ''Isaac''
** ''naruto the guy with the ninja'' sort of refutes what his OldShame ''Total Drama World Tour Rewrite'' says (although it uses a far more extreme strawman), and
* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham:
** ''Crconikals'' verse:
*** While they ''do'' quickly get the likes of several trolls with psychic powers and some pretty high technology on their side, the Rainbow Crew is still usually outclassed by Hecksing in every way. [[spoiler:Especially while Alucard's alive... and even ''moreso'' once Rip permanently joins.]] None of the main humans have any kind of abilities to help them out, and when John and Jade ''do'' learn fire and ice powers it comes from scrolls they bought from Dracula. Hecksing would likely completely mop the floor with the various enemies that the Rainbow Crew encounters, including the Troll Empress and the Felt, except that they're off in the [[CriticalResearchFailure United Kingdoms of London]] dealing with the Millennium while the Crew does most of their work in Chicago. The chapter focused on the two groups crossing over and meeting (as Hecksing took a vacation to Chicago at the moment and happened to find the Rainbow Crew while they were fighting pirates) also hangs a note that Hecksing could have just blown through a lot of the various enemies the Crew faces against.
*** The Spartan time travelers could absolutely steamroll any problem and could even make a utopia timeline, given that time travel in this verse just allows for limitless alternate universe creations whenever a StableTimeLoop is violated and has no real downsides whatsoever. They just have strict rules against intentionally making a split timeline -- they do not want their units to become mad with the idea of making a perfect timeline.
*** The Crystal Gems flat-out not helping Hecksing or the Rainbow Crew much or visa-versa is at least partly explained by ''Carl Stevens Universe'' not being part of ''SBIG'' canon... '''however''', the characters from ''Steven Universe'' '''do''' exist in the ''Crconikals'' world,
** The verse of ''The Eds' [=EDventure=]'' justifies why, say, Isaac and co never find out about the evil shit the Kanker sisters had been doing and just go over there, espeically as Isaac is actually biologically related to Ed. Most of these stories in the world span different decades -- the ''Ed, Edd n Eddy''-related stuff takes place in the 1980s. While Isaac's story and LiteralSplitPersonality begins some time between ''[=EDventure=]'' and its direct StealthSequel ''Zombie Attack!'', they don't become established demon hunters until they enter their late twenties, which occurs in the 2000s. ''Another'' ten years later, the ''Homestuck'' cast gets involved with the events of ''Kids Fit the Trolls''. And further in the future still, the "Six Sages" get together to start researching. However, by the last group, they have time travel -- the trope comes in to play when how they ''only'' use that time travel to help the ''Homestuck'' crew, and conveniently only when the HS cast gets overwhelmed by the Crossover Crystal. Edd is forced to fight the Kankers' ZombieApocalypse on his own, as is the Isaac family with Satan attacking the beach.
* TakeThatScrappy:
** GPF figured some people might be turned off by his deliberately over-sexualized, SpotlightStealingSquad [=.GIFfany=] copies (this also applies to the "canonical" copy too). He guessed this pretty quickly, and wrote most of their appearances outside of ''run:gifocalypse'' to have them as slapstick magnets:
*** Even ''run:gifocalypse'' itself lampshades their spotlight-stealing status with LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When [=.GIFfany=] mass-fires the entire first-generation copy line (except herself), Kathody complains that she already has so many characters to pick from and that she's just replacing them all with "colorful clowns." [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation Many of the copies]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair are colorful,]] and just about all of them would fit with "clown." Kathody also describes herself in a such a way that someone might also describe Pacifica (a blonde with a haunted house), and Burnda with a number of traits similar to Bill (a trickster who can make fire that makes everything in to a game). Of course, Pacifica and Bill are characters adored by fans that are absolutely shafted screentime-wise in this fic.
*** In ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'', [=.GIFfany=] gets drilled straight through the middle, caught in a giant explosion (but survives both of these), gets whooped by Nzyvo along with ''all'' of her other copies at the moment, [[ItMakesSenseInContext has to deal with Stan's naked ass in her house]] (Ford kicked him and the Trickster out of the Mystery Shack after summer was over), has a vision where she [[GroinAttack gets slammed in the groin,]] and during her path to improvement, she gets slapped ''hard'' by Soos, Melody, and Rumble. (If out of her own request.) Her copies hardly fare much better: When Burnda encounters Bill, she breaks the fourth wall to remark that this is technically the first time in any of GPF's stories that the copies got a chance to interact with him. (Bill has been absent when the other copies appear in ''Journals'' proper, and in ''run:gifocalypse'' only the canon one was concious when Bill showed up; the rest of them woke up ''after'' she destroyed the rift and sealed him.) Bill ''immediately'' lights Burnda on fire afterward [[PlayingWithFire (which doesn't actually do anything to her beyond some minor pain)]], and calls the copies "REALLY ANNOYING SPOTLIGHT-HOGGS!" [sic] He also says that ''Gravity Falls'' is "ABOUT PINES BEING A CUTE FAMILY [[CardCarryingVillain (that i destroy)]], NOT STUPID FUCKING HENTAI REJECTS!" [sic].
*** In ''Escape From Fanservice Island'', Copy #9 (who is pretty much Professor Dove, just never referred to by that name) goes over a list of [=.GIFfany=] "Prime's" crimes, and sentences her to a punishment that lifts off the "Spanking machine" from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' (Er, "[=LegBoot OriginalPants=]" -- not to be confused with the webcomic Fan made staring the same character concept but is ''clearly'' [[SubvertedKidsShow not a children's series]] -- [[FictionalCounterpart in this universe]]). She has to crawl through a tunnel of the other copies (and Soos and Melody, at the beginning) while each of them smacks her on the ass as she passes them. Also, the number of copies is ''exponentially growing'', meaning that the punsihment would effectively be endless. (That the copies are explicitely considered immortal also helps.) Even ''Soos'' can't think of any reason why he and Melody shouldn't get at least one hit in for the things she did both in canon and in EFFI proper. It's only after [=.GIFfany=] gets a good distance in that he and Melody consider the punishment getting too excessive, and they stop it (which is also when [[DiscOneFinalBoss the Troll]] breaks in). But they both admit that they still enjoyed spanking her, and '''''not''''' in [[KinkySpanking that way]] either. (Fan went out of his way to clarify that that was not supposed to be "ShipTeasing.")
*** They get sorta-expies in the form of the Elementals in ''Friends 'Till the End'', but after appearing to be OC living [=MacGuffins=], they turn out to be {{yandere}}s trying to keep Isaac inside the basement world. They re-appear in the ''[=SBIGlet=]'' "Isaac Unbounded: Wrath of [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Kahn]]" as the main antagonists.
** GPF's opinion on [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Ezekiel...]] ''changed'', to say the least. He's became much less vehemently defensive of the guy and instead loves highlighting his [[SmallNameBigEgo canonical personality.]] Despite being the host of ''Total Zeksmit'', just about all of the contestants make fun of him or insult him at every opertunity, and

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

* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** [Needs Title...]: This fic was originally going to be almost completely different. The only thing the finished result would have had in common was Steven making an army of humans in the absense of the Gems. And Jared and Huegreen.
*** It would have been titled ''...I Thought Those Were the Ingredients'' (the ellipses was part of the title) and would have had a plot about the Gems heading out to a space mission on a mini-spaceship, stopping by a space convenience store, and Amethyst and Pearl would buy and get addicted to Gem cigartte counterparts. Also, their ship would have lost the "cosmic drive key" (a deliberate reference to ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 3'') and be unable to return back home in less than a week. This was when canon was really early in its life; ''Steven Universe'' had since proven many, '''many''' of these things to be impossible -- the Gems cannot go to space with their "usual" gear and considering what the overall Gem race is ''really'' like, it was unlikely they had cigarette counterparts nor would there be friendly stores out in the cosmos. The cigarettes also would have been these almost sapient beings that somehow "mutated" off of the Gems and turned in to monsters
*** Believe it or not, the feats you're seeing Connie pull off were actually '''toned ''down''''' from the original plan. He did not want Connie to come off as too much of a MarySue, and he especially did not want her to outright overshadow the Gems. This is especially because the fic was written before she canonically trained to become a sword fighter.
*** Jared and Huegreen would have had the gimmick of being obsessed with the Gems' asses, Pearl's especially. This was scrapped for being "kind of fucking stupid, even by my standards."
** ''Bobby Hill's'' [Also Needs Title]:
*** The idea of a SelfFanservice-parodying, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' MassiveMultiplayerCrossover dates back to an older incarnation. That story was going to be titled ''Escape From Fanservice Island'' (Not to be confused with the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fic he published under that name. Not coincidentally, the ''actual'' EFFI he made had the working title of ''Supernatural Women, Huh?'' as an ironic nod to sex-based generalizations, but he changed the title just before publishing it due to not liking the implications and not wanting people to get the wrong idea. He was certain that the old-EFFI was a dead idea by that point, so he just sapped its title instead.) and be focused on ''Hank''. Hank and company would have been teleported to a mysterious island where everyone is an attractive woman. Hank himself would gain power through special magic panties that he would be forced to wear in combat, [...] eventually it would have been revealed that the "Fanserviceizations" are actually the precursors to humanity and old-EFFI proper takes place AfterTheEnd,
*** Fan was constantly debating with himself over who the first woman Bobby encounters should be.
*** The story was originally going to be "set in ''Minecraft''[='=]s world" for no reason other than to make it look like some kind of SnarkBait, author-shoves-it-in-due-to-thinking-it's-cool sort of story. The characters would all look like human(oid)s and still follow by regular laws of physics, just that they would inexplicably be "in ''Minecraft''." He scrapped the idea due to never being a fan of stories where game mechanics are taken literally and not wanting "to just turn things to blocks." He settled for a more generic survival setting instead.




-->''Er... the issue people are having with the character isn't that she's nearly-naked, it's that her art style blatantly clashes with absolutely every single thing in the base game, and not in a way that even feels that appropriate. (IE like the neutral-path final boss of ''Undertale'', where it goes from monochromatic .) I got nothing against the boss, just that it doesn't feel remotely like something in the game. Someone else put it better than I did in another comment (that someone was a lot more negative to the mod and basically called it a flat-out insult to Edmund's childhood or something), but the jist is that there is a difference between nudity for horror value and nudity for like sex appeal. Nothing in the base game does the latter. You can talk about Ultra Greed's butt joke, ''\\
''If anyone goes "Oh yeah, why do you think it's a sexual boss? Because she just happens to be naked and female?" Normally you'd have a point, even with the move anime/RPG-looking art style. However, the creator of the mod openly called her a "sexy boss," and according to this one showcaser (in other words this is second-hand) she's inspired by like the whole . (Also, I've never seen anybody pull the "But it's just nudity, not fanservice" card when someone like, pulls some sort of perverted compliment. It's only when the boss is being criticized for not fitting with the game.)''\\
''This is coming from someone who wrote more than one ''Gravity Falls'' fan fiction where [=.GIFfany=] basically comes to life and starts an army of half-naked copies of herself. The thing is, I don't try to argue that these half-naked copies would be appropriate to canon. (And actually, there's a heafty amount of un-sexy things in most of those fics, the original especially. The "original" [=.GIFfany=] in that fic eventually merges with a massive hunk of metal and turns in to something basically inspired by both Photoshop Flowey and Paul Robertson's really complex pixel artwork designs). I don't really mind people modding this sort of stuff or whatever, hell I even have one of these fics have a character "dress like" this boss. I'm certainly not "offended." But honestly if you think it's appropriate to ''Isaac'' or that it's exactly the same thing as the player character and enemies going around naked then... frankly I think that's like, denial.''\\
''Just in case anyone tries to backfire my argument and go "But actually! ''Gravity Falls'' WOULD be appropriate for sexy villains, because Pyronica!" Let me give you some more details: One of them goes around in nothing but mud. One of them goes around in nothing but soap bubbles. The other outfits are usually not that much better. They're deliberately supposed to be fanservice-y to some very small extent. [=.GIFfany=] is canonically meant to be creepy, uncanny, and artifical, and at no point in the show ever actually appears naked or half naked. Pyronica has like a demon face and she's friends with a nightmare demon that wants to rip reality apart for fun, said nightmare demon also looks like a freaking triangle and tries to murder 12 year-olds. Neither of them are meant to be "the token sexy villain" in the same vein as Mud-[=.GIFfany=] (she goes by the nickname Sandy if anyone cares) or Bubble-[=.GIFfany=] (she uncreatively goes by the nickname Bubbles).''\\
''Long story short it's not the mod at all that bothers me so much as the people who actually believe that fanservice even remotely belongs in the game. Someone can go nuts and make like 100 modded "sexy bosses" and I wouldn't care (especially if one of those is Hank Hill, because that's freaking hilarious). It's just if someone goes "THIS IS PERFECT FOR ''ISAAC'' LORE, EDMUND ADD THIS TO THE GAME" I'll just laugh and go "Are we even playing the same game?"''


Actually the professors were just going to be run-off-the-mill fodder villains, with only Dove and ''maybe'' Rose and the Burn/Burr "twins" ever getting anything resembling development. Heck, I was planning on having a montage through most of the middle ones. That's why, even by my standards, the names are kind of lazy (one of them intentionally having the exact same name as a ''Homestuck'' character, and two of them having "gender bend names" of two more). Then ''Undertale'' I think kind of sort of gave me the idea to, like, give them some more development and make them more than just some random monsters of the week serving an ex-monster of the week, and suddenly I found myself caring more about these two [=AUs=] I made than a lot of other things. So it's not like I just saw "Soos and the Real Girl" and went "I want ''that'', but cloned fourteen times over at the bare minimum, and give each and every one of them really distinct characters with depth and stuff," it happened gradually.

!! Arrogance, this stuff I'm doing right here is really arrogant:

* The Darkerhorse of the Ensembles:
** '''DARKHORSE, DESTROYER OF LIGHT''' was originally crafted as a light parody of the trope. In his debut of the original ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'', Hank Hill liked him for no reason despite being part of the BigBad's group, and Hank ''explicitley'' being against them. He would say nothing, do nothing of note, and on his proper debut [[spoiler:he's killed off in what has to be about five in-story seconds.]] Later, Fan redesigned him as an overly hammy
** ''Binding of Isaac: GPF Fuckery Remix'':
*** While Fan says that his two Chapter 4 bosses ([[SplitPersonalityTakeover Legion]] and a cameo from [[PlantPerson Bank Bill]]) were his favorite and he cares considerably less about the others, Aorta has some popularity for being a creepy-cool half-skeleton woman who uses her own aorta like a guitar string, and Stick Pitch for turning a horrific GoodBadBug from a sports game and turning it in to a baseball-themed boss that still oddly fits with the ''Isaac'' asthetic ([[HypocriticalHumor ...after Fan joking stated that Edmund]] should ''not'' add anything based on the ''MLB: The Show 17'' face-glitch on account of it being horrifying even by ''Isaac'' standards).
*** The "Elementals" / "Pillow Familiars" / "Waifus" (Their official name is the former, but they are often called the latter due to making more sense) were both intended to aim for being "fanart bait" and appear to have some important role in the "plot," so as a group they are too major to qualify. For individuals, however, #
*** "Doughlirium," an item that was literally created for the sole sake of a bad pun and is hardly an outstanding familiar,
** "Lindshawna," the [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} sprite-fusion]] of [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Lindsay and Leshawna]] inspired by one of ''many'' typoes in a certain
** The Troll from ''Escape From Fanservice Island''. Practically all of the villains, including Pyronica (who was canonically one of Bill's... er... "friends"-ish, and in this fic leans towards becoming a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute of him), get a bit of flack for [[ReplacementScrappy not being Bill.]][[labelnote:Canon spoilers]]Not helping matters is the fic taking place after the GrandFinale of the show, with Bill being dead,
and Fan sticking firmly with Bill ''staying'' dead and not coming back under any circumstances[[/labelnote]] But the Troll gets the ''least'' amount of this thanks to being surprisingly badass for his goofy appearance and his CrossesTheLineTwice [[AllMenArePerverts perverted comments aimed at Darlene, .GIFfany, and Pyronica.]] [[spoiler:He is by far the first of the villains to die, doesn't have that much actual impact on the plot in the long term, and he only gets ''two chapters proper'' of actual screentime. (Not counting little hints and flashes near the beginning.)]]


Reminder to self: the red centipede things will be named "Toxipedes." The green snake-ish beast things will be called "Stomp Snakes." I think I already wrote the part were Ford names the blue Pigman/Arcshade/Mr. Whiskers hybrid(s) "Arcpigskers."


-->"I cannot grant you access to our rival town. Not without proving that you can best me in a Challenge. I hope you understand." (Dekstop)\\
"Finally... someone who treats me like an adult. Maybe you will Challenge me like one, too." ("Pure White")\\
"Step right up for... your fiery demise!" (Pure Red)\\
"Hey man, that won't, like fly. I'm gonna have to maybe punish you or something for that. Maybe through a Challenge?" (Pure Orange)\\
"''PLOT TWIST'' the ''REAL'' brilliant horror is none other than I! Here I GOOOOOO!" (Pure Yellow)\\
"This factory was a mistake... is this the time you knock some sense in to me?" (Pure Chartreuse))\\
"Your jobs are all on the line. Prove that you can even ''breathe'' next to Ninthee, and ''maybe'' I won't fire all of you." (Pure Green)\\
"EN GARDE! I'll tell you what!" (Pure Spring Green)\\
"Try to catch me if you-- who am I kidding? Of course you can't!" (Pure Cyan)\\
"Time for my ultimate symphony!" (Pure Azure)\\
"Please, entertain me you pointless cynics." (Pure Blue)\\
"T-this j-j-job is... no, I will take you on in a Challenge!" (Pure Violet)\\
"Remember! Smoke's the most important component!"\\
"Heheheheheh... really? I'm gonna burn you harder than my strongest acids."\\
"Now ''this'' is a proper finale to my prim and proper arena of gorgeous mushrooms, don't you think?"\\
"You feel that 'floor' wriggling around you? That's not a floor. That's all spiders."\\
"Time to become but a cliffnote in how I form yet another portrait of perfection! (Pure Rose Red)"\\
"Nice to see that you do not think of us as a mechanical enemy that will rise against you, for once. I suppose this requires a more formal [I'm gonna plug in a fancy word for "fight"]" ("Pure Black")\\
"" ("Dark White")\\
"So this is going to be a thing then? Alright." (Dark Red)\\
"Alright then. Build the railroad system if you want... AND CAN BEAT ME IN A SURPRISE CHALLENGE!" (Dark Orange)\\
"Look, all I know for '''sure''' is. '''I just don't want to die.'''" (Pure Magenta)\\
"Ha ha... [[AC:you have no idea just what kind of game you are playing. Do you. Lizzen and Uhztand?]]" (Infinity Amusement Park)\\
"May the cosmos chill around you!" (Spatial White)\\
"May the cosmos burn brightly in to your soul!" (Spatial Red)\\
"May the cosmos bring your high head back to solid ground!" (Spatial Orange)\\
"May the cosmos hit you with its mighty storms!" (Spatial Yellow)\\
"May the cosmos enlighten you!" (Spatial Chartreuse)\\
"May the cosmos consume and bloom as part of the plant's life cycle." (Spatial Green)\\
"May the cosmos blow ever-strongly to aid me in battle!" (Spatial Spring Green)\\
"May the cosmos guard me and wish me the best of luck, and the best of skill!" (Spatial Cyan)\\
"May the cosmos sing the song that will lock in on the future!" (Spatial Azure)\\
"May the cosmos wash over and purify you!" (Spatial Blue)\\
"May the cosmos grow large and multiply, the tentacles of the colossal dark ones on my side!" (Spatial Violet)\\
"May the cosmos cloud your vision but clear my judgement!" (Spatial Magenta)\\
"May the cosmos show me the truest art!" (Spatial Rose Red)\\
"May the cosmos be the united thought that brings us together!" (Spatial Black)\\
"DIE! JUST DIE, ALL OF YOU!" (Parallel Pocket)\\
"In the glorious name of nature, I will send you back to the dirt you came from!"\\
"For freedom's sake, we cannot let humanity plague us."\\
"Get struck down by karma, noobs."\\
"Machines will rise above all else! WE are the next and last step in humanity's evolution!"\\
"You already sealed your fate when you battled Ninthee. I am only here to accelerate your option at this point." (Slowdeath Core, which I'm thinking of renaming because that's an awkward name)\\
"Everyone wants to be me, but I just want to be everyone else. Please, you two. DEFEAT ME! This feels like... a curse! End it!" (Kristie)\\
"I see Ninthee's been acting mischevious again. Right, you don't belong here. This is MY personal fantasy world! The other humans wouldn't be able to handle it! So get lost!" (Ted)

[[folder:The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage Second Half & Spooky's Tropes (and some tropes about the chapters that are already out)]]

The fourteenth [I think...] installment of the ''[[FanFic/SBIGSeries SBIG]]'' series, ''The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' (officially abbreviated TJOWPAC -- include all seven words) is a ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fan fic that can best be described as a mix between the show itself, ''FanFic/TheLightOfCourage'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', and

Oddly, the plot ''starts off'' all over the place, but becomes increasingly coherant until it actually makes sense around the fifth chapter. It ''begins'' with the [[StylisticSuck in-character author]] either forgetting or not knowing that Dipper and Mabel's birthday is actually on the final day of summer, and assuming it took place somewhere in the middle. Not the best of beginnings, made even worse by its start (not counting a deliberate nonsensical flash-foreward as a ShoutOut to ''Gurren Lagann'' opening the same way) involving the journals themselves coming to life. Journal 3 wakes Dipper up in a rather rude fashion and orders him to look around for these special keys. Once he does, he encounters a girl only known as "Nzyvo"[[note]]"Mabel" in an Atbash cipher[[/note]], who appears to be after the same keys he is ''and'' has a mecha. Nzyvo also has possession of Journal 2, who simply hopped up and went over to her. Journal 1's target remains unknown for a good chunk of the fic.

After battling her once, Nzyvo comes back with a QuirkyMinibossSquad and attempts to kidnap Dipper and Mabel's parents, or something like that. Fighting against her again,

* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: This is how Creepypasta Sonic talks, according to WordOfGod.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Carrying on from an offhand remark by Professor Bubbles in ''run:gifocalypse'' and the [=.GIFfany=] army in general in ''Escape From Fanservice Island'' (sans [[MetaGuy Burnda]]), the [=.GIFfany=] copies have a habit of constantly thinking Ford's name is "Four." That they usually [[YouAreNumberSix go by numbers themselves]] when not around humans doesn't help. Nor does Bill and his Henchmaniacs calling him "Sixer."
* ArcNumber: Four, but not in a FourIsDeath kind of way. Dipper, Mabel, Nzyvo, and [[spoiler:Pacifica]] make up a set of four "younger Pines" (give or take); by the time the party thins out enough, the main characters are down to four main groups of four[[note]]Aformentioned "Pines" make up one group; Soos, Melody, Rumble, and [=.GIFfany=] make up another; Stan, Ford, Fiddleford, and the Summerween Trickster make up a third; and the four consists of Wendy, Candy, Grenda, and Gideon.[[/note]], and they end up forming a total of four Tengen Toppa mechas. There are three Golden Goddesses, but Modascend makes the total number of gods up to four. Finally, it's confirmed that the story ends (not counting the DistantFinale) four months after it began, running from July to October.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** GPF's "alternative spoiler-y summary" of the story itself:
--->It's a ''Gravity Falls'' fan fic where the Journals are these living cartoon-y things; Mabel pilots Gurren Lagann but the "Gurren" is replaced with Shacktron; Soos, Melody, and Rumble have zillion-ways with all the copies of [=.GIFfany=] out there; Stan has sex with a sapient mass of candy; the Corduroys are dwarves; the Northwests are elves; Pacifica is a military project in a nonsense backstory; the Love God is an ass; a killer snowman turns out to be deadlier than like 90% of canon's threats; and, most shockingly of all, it's ''not'' about Dipper getting in to a relationship.
** "Military Guy's" description of Team Dai-Shackan:
--->"Sir, there's a bunch of hentai monsters [The [=.GIFfany=] army], Mega Man crossed with Ryuken [Rumble], a pile of candy that apparently gets laid a lot [Summerween Trickster], some 13 year-old zombie girl and a hot naked red volcano woman with wings [Nzyvo and Din, respectively], some 10 year old boy with no arm and some hot green tornado chick [Dipper and Farore, respectively], a guy that according to the reports tried to once do a raccoon [Fiddleford], and a guy with six fingers [Ford]."
* ButtMonkey:
** Dipper. Every single attempt at starting a relationship ends up in a failure for him, he's mostly just there to get kidnapped, at one point he outright wets himself and passes out when he faces Nzyvo in chapter 5, and he's all-around overshadowed by just about everyone else in the story[[note]]Mabel's the one knocking off Simon from ''Gurren Lagann'' and all that implies as she gets a mecha that can combine with anything and make drills from nothing; [[/note]]. Hell, even his ''one'' claim to fame, his role as TheChosenOne and weilder of the Power of Courage, [[spoiler:was a mistake. Turns out that the ''actual'' selected kid for holding the Power of Courage is someone in the Philippines named Mas'''i'''n Pines, and Journal 3 already gave Mas'''o'''n the Power before he realized it was too late.]]
** Creepypasta Sonic [[spoiler:Subverted near the end, where he merges with ''Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures'' and becomes a powerful evil god.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: The Second Half downplays this. It's still a comedic StylisticSuck story, but the plot becomes more serious and it... well, ''actually starts having a coherant plot''.[[note]]WhatCouldHaveBeen played a huge factor in why the first two chapters feel absolutely nothing like the rest of the story proper and have several plot points that were retconned. (Such as Nzyvo attempting to kidnap Dipper and Mabel's parents, or the "Powers" being assigned to kids who ''lacked'' them yet Power ended up with the ParodySue Nzyvo.)[[/note]]
* ConversionOfNinjutsu: The story bends over backwards to avert this, despite being a bad fic.
** The Lust Devil sends a raid on [=.GIFfany=] Land. He's just one guy. [=.GIFfany=] Land has quadrillions of experienced super-soldier matter-generating phase-shifting copies of [=.GIFfany=] out there. He's ''well prepared for this'', and sends out the [[LegionsOfHell galaxy-swarm of]] [[DemBones Love Skeletons]] to his aid, who apparently roughly equal their numbers. The skeletons stall the copy army while he focuses on Melody, Rumble, and later [=.GIFfany=] #9. (Soos is busy fighting [[TokenEvilTeammate Professor Eve.]]) Once the copies get enough fighting spirit/Spiral Power to fight back against the skeletons and crush them (it helps that they're [[NighInvulnerability tougher than the skeletons]]), they close in on the Lust Devil and absolutely ''curb stomp him'' just in time for the main four of the group to use a finishing combo on him.
** A single mechanical boss can absolutely floor Shackan Lagann without [[spoiler:combining with Finalayer]]. A swarm of mechanical bosses... will still do the same. Mabel might be getting more skilled, but she all-but ''needs'' [[spoiler:Finalayer Shackan Lagann, and later Jovian Shackan Lagann]] to take down the armies.
* DeconstructionFic: Not the ''entire'' story, but WordOfGod is that the percieved large volume of Dipper-shipping (whether it was with Wendy, Pacifica, [[IncestYayShipping Mabel]], or even Bill)
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** This is more of being personally offended, but Bill '''hates''' it when someone just about mocks his image. He's so irritated by Not-Bill that he actually helps in rescuing Dipper by firing Not-Bill in to the Sun.
** Like in ''Escape From Fanservice Island'', Bill's Henchmaniacs don't believe in permanently killing each other. Teemporarily (somehow) eating one-another as part of a game is fine. Mass-killing others is fine for them too. But apparently, a true Henchmaniac never turns against their fellow "Weirdos."
** Even Mable the Typomonster thinks that Spooky making fun of Dipper's missing arm is cruel, especially considering Spooky was the one who not only deliberately chopped off his arm in the first place, but she did it in an ISurrenderSuckers move too. In fact, she doesn't mock any of the other lost-limbs of the main four specifically ''because'' Dipper's was the only one she was responsible for, and she loves taking credit for tricking him like that.
** Even at her worst, [=.GIFfany=] would never molest anyone. Threaten to assimilate them in to her virtual world or kill them out right? Fine. Try to murder all of their friends? Fine. Grope a boob against consent? Okay, now you're worse than Satan. As revealed in a flashback, some of the people she tried to team up with in the events between Nzyvo firing her and before she was re-hired and soon HeelFaceTurn[=ed=] in chapter 4 learned this the hard way. The same standards go for all copies including Professor Eve, who is somehow even ''more'' violent and more of a loose cannon than she is.
** Regarding the [=.GIFfany=] army more generally, this trope is why picking on [[AnIcePerson Professor]] [[MoralityPet Burrda]] is generally considered suicide pre-chapter 7 (unless you're a OneManArmy like Nzyvo). Assuming her [[TheAtoner atoning]] "soul-linked friend" Professor Burnda wouldn't [[PlayingWithFire incinerate you alive first,]] you'd face the wrath of literally millions of people who hate to see another one of their copies miserable. Why Burrda especially? In the past, the copies that would become her and Burnda did not get along and fought until Burnda "won," Burrda eventually fell near the DespairEventHorizon and Burnda became one of the first copies to try changing to the better. Of course, once it was revealed that Burrda actually did ''not'' like being treated like this and she was manipulating that in spite of it to see if she could take advantage of her status by "sacrificing" herself to stop a human-AI war, the other copies started treating her pretty differently. But still, the copies hate seeing another one sad. Or getting killed.
** The Fucking Frost is one of the ''many'' Second Half villains who think that the main heroes stand no chance against the Typomonster's forces and just wants the "last few weeks" of the world to be under his control. However, he still believes in giving good children Christmas presents, and never believes in dealing out coal. He has something of a really bizarre FreudianExcuse for this, as his parents would only give him coal (and copies of ''VideoGame/Superman64'') [[DisproportionateRetribution if he got anything other than straight As on his report card.]]
* FamousLastWords:
** "...It's that FUCKING SPIRAL ENERGY!" [[spoiler:Spooky, in the prequel]]
** "WE'LL HAUNT YOU SOME DAY!" [[spoiler:Ma and Pa Duskerton, who died... as ghosts, which got another set of ghosts rising from their ghosts]]
** "NO SHIT I JUST GOT THIS COOL NEW EQUOIPMENT! AND BY THE WAY YES I AM A FEMALE [[spoiler:PTERODACTLY]]!" [[spoiler:The Pterodactyl, if that didn't imply already]]
** "Well I guess that's it for me then. I never even got a chance to develop in to the perfect boyfriend for Dipper-" [[spoiler:Not-Bill]]
** "Let me go first they froze me those fuckers >:(" [[spoiler:The Shape Shifter]]
** "Whatever. When you wake up single the next day, you'll come crying to me and wish you had a nice, fresh vial of my love po-" [[spoiler:The Love God/Lust Devil]]
** "I hope your love lives long without me... take care, Soos." [[spoiler:[=.GIFfany=] Watch. Subverted as she survives, despite seemingly being fatally injured by the Love God (although Melody, and later Rumble and Soos, steps in before he could outright ''delete her data'', a quick foreshadow that she might survive after all)]]
** "Aranea. Carrie. Rip. This is nothing really that new." [[spoiler:Great Pikmin Fan. Yes, the author killed off his self-insert about halfway through his own story]]
** "OW! [[GroinAttack RIGHT BETWEEN THE DIIIII]]--" [[spoiler:Keyhole]]
** "Wow I'd like to see a dentist fix that, ahahahahaha..." [[spoiler:Teeth]]
** "...I felt ''that''." [[spoiler:Pyronica]]
** "Even in death, I'll keep spinning. To clean the Northwest name..." [[spoiler:Preston Northwest]]
** "I'll admit. You ARE pretty naughty, but that was really nice..." [[spoiler:The Fucking Frost]]
** "I SHALL ASCEND!" [[spoiler:Cathedral Mabel]]
** "I know you will control this world. With all your Spiral Power... you already are in complete control, and will succumb to your inner desires. Admit it, Mabel. We are one and the same. And you refuse to truly kill your sin." [[spoiler:Mable the Typomonster]]
** "Am I really not that scary after all?" [[spoiler:Creepypasta Sonic Watch. Subverted as he still lives on in the form of ''Crconikals''-Sonic, but he eventually dies in ''Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals'' and ''Housestuck: The Split'']]
** "...[[spoiler:Soos]], think about what you are missing out on! Like... catch! And... fishing! And... do fathers keep sons off the stripper pole too or is that a- no wait, [[spoiler:you go around naked so it looks like I already failed]]. Meh, fuck it." [[spoiler:Tad Strange, in a interquel (between chapter 10's final battle and the 10-year epilogue) ''[=SBIGlet=]'']]
* FanDisservice:
** The ongoing and successful relationship between Stan and the Trickster would be kind of sweet if not for how one party is a 60-something year-old man and the other is a living blob of candy. We also get quite more description than necessary about their steamier activities.
** Not counting the battle montage/time skip "recap," the second half opens up with [=.GIFfany=] and Soos in bed witnessing a nude Stan bending over while looking through the fridge. [[AccidentalInnouendo He also asks if they've seen any "old nuts" around.]]
** The Second Half in general ''really'' seems to like squicking readers out with elderly nudity. The ImagineSpot of Soos and Melody becoming an old married couple but still being just as "active" as ever stands out.
** Following ClothingDamage in chapter 4, [[NakedPeopleAreFunny Soos spends the entire rest of the story running around completely naked for just about no reason at all.]] It gets to the point where he refuses to do anything that involves putting clothes back on, such as wearing a motorcycle helmet.
** Parodying ''Gurren Lagann''[='=]s second movie, the finale sees that the entire town of Gravity Falls (as well as all the other allies met across the country; pretty much every non-Mable-aligned character that's still alive and isn't either in Canada or Creepypasta Sonic) ends up naked when forming the (not Super) Tengen Toppa Shackan Lagann. Yes, the entire town. Elderly, gnome, ''rotting zombie'', and so forth.
** If you're not already not in to men, and not turned off by the ridiculous muscle of this fic's Canadian President, then the way he pops the hell out of nowhere, sometimes in the buff, to basically JumpScare the presidential nominees will be a turn off.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The fact that [[spoiler:this is a Stealth Prequel to ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'']] doesn't exacly come out of nowhere, considering that ''Journals'' has a large number of clues from just the First Half (the Second Half of that story is where TheReveal is already confirmed, indirectly):
** Nothing from "Society of the Blind Eye" onwards is mentioned, despite this seemingly taking place as a "replacement" of the events of "Northwest Mansion Mystery." [[spoiler:It actually takes place a bit earlier than that -- ''before'' "Blind Eye," which is also the rough timeline of ''Journals''.]]
** In ''Spooky's'', [=.GIFfany=] makes a deal with Mabel that she would help both of them get out of the Mansion if Mabel manages to hook her up with Rumble, Melody, and Soos, which seems like a ridiculous request at first. [[spoiler:They ''do'' end up in a four-way relationship in chapter 4 of ''Journals'', although Mabel had no obvious part in getting them that way at first. Still though, it ''does'' seem a bit fishy with just ''Spooky's'' and the First Half of ''Journals'' in mind that she ends up getting that exact request. By the time Mabel's involvement (specifically, she gave [=.GIFfany=] the idea to hide [=DVDs=] under her clothes of sci-fi comedies to tempt Soos, and her undressing indirectly tempted Melody) is revealed, the fact that ''Spooky's'' is a prequel had long been out there]].
** The absolute icing on the cake? [[spoiler:When Dipper's prosthetic arm falls off in ''Journals'' just before the cliffhanger, and they mention the "situation" that happened. Once Dipper loses his arm to Spooky, even before the end of this story makes it blatant that two and two can be put together.]]
** A really bizarre cross-story foreshadowing: chapter 4 contains a number of mysterious rooms, although most of them have some justification in another part of the ''SBIG'' chain. Then there's a room that seems to reference ''Escape From Fanservice Island'', with six monitors of a different color going from red to purple. The orange monitor shows Darlene (not referenced by name -- this story takes place before the group properly meets her), the yellow one shows Soos, the green one shows Stan, the blue one shows Ford (in an alternate dimension), and the purple one shows Melody. These correspond to their associated "Hexagram Emergency" colors, loosely based on the ''Ocarina of Time'' "elements." As for the red one, it shows [=.GIFfany=], except as she's right next to Dipper and co, Dipper thinks it's showing him instead. Then it all explodes, because apparently an advanced Hexagram Emergency-tracking machine cannot handle a simple feedback loop that results from the camera recording the same monitor it's broadcasting to.
** Bill is again annoyed at being called a Dorito (a bizarre in-universe DiscreditedMeme), but he seems considerably more calm about the issue in ''Spooky's'' than [[BerserkButton going nuclear]] about it in ''Journals''. It's not until after Specimen 9 repeatedly
** For something not related to the ''Spooky's'' reveal: Nzyvo, when talking to Dipper, refers to Mabel as "'''our'''" sister. It might seem like a typo of "your," but [[spoiler:she was bluntly telling Dipper that the three of them were all siblings and not alternate counterparts.]]
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Nzyvo, who was just basically doing what Mable the Typomonster said so as to not cause the apocalypse. And she was trying to reunite with her biological family]].
* HotSpringsEpisode:
** Parodied with the "hot spring challenge" in the presidential campaign, as the whole thing is some kind of intentional nod to shonen anime cliches. In this case, it starts off pretty standard... [[spoiler:then the real challege is revealed. Each party has to fight against a giant mecha octopus.]]
** Professor Bubbles is still obsessed with bath houses, so there is of course a huge sector in [=.GIFfany=] Land devoted to nothing but co-ed bathing. We see the Land's gang there in every chapter after the summer-autumn time skip.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: In chapter 6, when Tambry summons her "Fakebook friends" to raid in real life, she gets on her knees and holds her phone up with both hands as though she was channelling the power of some sort of fantasy-world sword or something. Then she shouts dramatically as she presses the "SEND BIG ASS FRIEND ARMY!" button (yes, in ''SBIG'', "Fakebook" has an option specifically for calling all your friends to mob someone. That's actually one of its least-weird features).
* PrecisionFStrike: A RunningGag in the story, mainly in the second half (it's used exactly once in the first half) is Soos interrupting his swearing mid-swear to elaborate that he does not swear, but then finishing the second half anyway. ("Fu-- I'm sorry I don't swear-- cking ''Futurama''" for one example.) [[spoiler:Naturally, he ''does'' swear completely at a shocker.]]
-->'''Tad Strange:''' You don't remember me after all these years? Here, let me show you:\\
''(He displays the following in BossSubtitles form: [[spoiler:THADEUS RAMIREZ.]])''\\
'''Tad:''' [[spoiler:It's me, Soos. I'm your father.]]\\
'''Soos:''' ...Holy fuck.
* RasputinianDeath:
** The Love God/[[spoiler:Lust Demon]] is crushed, hit with several giant drills, burnt, stepped on, and then hit with an even ''bigger'' drill from the [[spoiler:Finalayer]] Shackan Lagann. Then a crocodile comes out of nowhere from a puddle and eats him.
* SelfFanservice: Parodied yet again.
** Specimens [[StringyHairedGhostGirl 4]] and [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent 13]] are also given an amount of fanservice for a bizarre reason in ''Spooky's'' -- the former even goes nude, which she only ever was going to in concept art. Chapter 4 (the fact that this is the same chapter number as the proper introduction of all the [=.GIFfanys=] in ''Journals'' is a coincidence) gives a large amount of focus to this, and even has both a mud fight ''and'' a shower fight with [=.GIFfany=]. Then Specimen 9 gets involved, in his "flayed skin boss mode" appearance.
--->"Honestly this is the same fake author alter-ego that wants to boink [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Rip Van Winkle]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Nicole Watterson.]] This shouldn't come off as that surprising."
* SerialEscalation: The fact that Mabel's storyline (and by proxy, the main plot) is ''kind of'' a WholePlotReference to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' should tell you all you need to know. The beginning just kind of seems like a bizarre StylisticSuck take on an emphasis of the ComingOfAgeStory aspects of ''Gravity Falls'', beginning with Dipper and Mabel's birthday and throwing on a mecha fight. Then, by the end of the second chapter, Mabel finds '''Lagann''' and things just keep rising from there. Eventually, we have '''regular Monsters of the Week''' that are capable of completely leveling the entire town of Gravity Falls, and a BigBad with complete universal powers. Mabel's mecha also upgrades from the building-sized Shackan Lagann to the city-sized Finalayer Shackan Lagann in chapter 6, then to the ''Jupiter-sized'' Jovian Shackan Lagann midway through chapter 8, until finally reaching the galaxy-sized Tengen Toppa Shackan Lagann in the finale. WordOfGod is that both he and the fake author alter-ego tried to invoke this with the Second Half, playing it in a similar manner to comparing ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' pre-Hardmode vs Hardmode[[note]]To make this reference a lot more obvious, some of the first threats in the Second Half are mechanical EvilKnockoff[=s=] of the main characters, much like how the intended first Hardmode bosses you'll face are mechanized versions of three pre-Hardmode bosses[[/note]]. Namely, the Second Half villains are all ludicrously more powerful than both the canonical weekly threats season one ''or'' two (the gnomes, Lumberjack Ghost, Probabilitor, etc) or the new villains/buffed old villans here (the Dusk 2 Dawn-Lazengann combination, the [=.GIFfany=] army, Not-Bill, even ''Nzyvo''). Even the canonical villains that claim a MonsterOfTheWeek title here, like the Love God, gain absolutely ridiculous buffs. To put things in to perspective, canon's GrandFinale involved turning the Mystery Shack in to a mecha, while in this fic that's one of the very first steps at the beginning of a massive upward slope.
* SeriousBusiness:
** As usual for ''SBIG'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Insulting it is pretty much asking to be killed, as everyone almost worships that show.
** Pornography is apparently another ''SBIG''-multimultiversal one, although it was not revealed to be such until this fic. In short, just about everyone except Mabel and Soos is a pervert. (And Soos enjoys sex at least, but he's not obsessed with it or anything.) When Stan runs for president, Mabel requests that he fights to get porn banned. Cue him immediately losing a lot of approval and being hated by just about the entire ''world'', lobbyists even trying to use InsaneTrollLogic into saying that he ''approves of wiping out the entire human race'', with Melody [[SpringtimeForHitler (much to her regret)]] as a result getting praise for being one of the few candidates who explicitely stated that she does not want it banned.
* ShoutOut:
** Nzyvo lived in Bel-Air with an [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv]] [[spoiler:Northwest]].
** Post-time skip, several of the [=.GIFfany=] copies essentially dress up as some ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' fan-bosses. (Well, as much as you can for a game where everyone's naked.)
* ShutUpHannibal:
** Mabel manages to do this to [[spoiler:Mable's ''dying words'']]:
--->'''Mable:''' "I know you will control this world. With all your Spiral Power... you already are in complete control, and will succumb to your inner desires. Admit it, Mabel. We are one and the same. And you refuse to truly kill your sin."\\
'''Mabel:''' ...We are nothing alike.\\
'''Mable:''' [[spoiler:''(EXPLODES)'']]
* SpringtimeForHitler: Melody, shortly after she starts her presidential campaign, realizes that she has no idea what she's actually going to do if she wins. But, thanks to how the world works, she cannot just drop out without paying a massive fee. So she spends most of it giving extremely stupid suggestions to resolve problems, such as making kindergarteners take mandatory gun-training lessons with loaded guns, getting rid of garbage by [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} shooting it on a rocket to the Sun,]] and trying to boost internationa popularity by rebranding Texas as a sexy tourist trap (the latter is yet another ''King of the Hill'' reference). All of these end up getting pulled off with no problems whatsoever, giving Melody more unwanted credibility. Even when she flat-out tells people not to vote for her and tries to ''throw'' the insta-elimination challenges so that she'd lose, her supporters end up helping her through anyway, mainly because A: she quickly becomes the last standing candidate who does not have a negative opinion on sexual media (nor is Ryan Christian), and B: people love how much she [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl loses her clothes to random accidents.]] Even when it comes to Manly Dan's group and Tambry's army of Fakebook Friends, who normally cannot agree on anything, they both utterly love Melody and claim that they'll have her full support. Even after Melody outright tells them not to vote for her. And even after Professor Dove, one of Melody's "wives," threatens to use a ''Dwarf Fortress''-esque lava dump on them for technically tresspassing in [=.GIFfany=] Land.
* StuffBlowingUp: Exaggerated. ''Anything'' hit by a Giga Drill Break explodes, even if it's not a mecha and even if it just flat-out makes no sense. When Soos' "harem" tries to use a Giga Drill Break on the Lust Devil, he escapes at the last second and only part of him gets caught -- but this all explodes anyway. While one could say that he (and by proxy the arm that was caught in the GDB) is made of some explosive material, the next chapter Ford attempts to pull the move off on Pyronica but botches it. She dodges the move ''completely'', but '''the empty space Ford drills instead explodes.'''
* TakeThat:
** At one point Dipper remarks that he's a better hero with [[AnArmAndALeg a missing arm]] than [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Finn,]] referencing a somewhat polarizing plot-turn from the episode "Breezy."
** When the Love God appears in chapter 6, he's [[RonTheDeathEater an inexplicable douchebag]] who has is an unambiguous villain with a plan to place the entire world under a brainwashed, drug-like happiness from a mega-love potion because he thinks magic-induced happiness is the true way of living life. [[TheChewToy He also gets his ass kicked a lot, even when not in "serious combat."]] It's also later revealed that his "love god / cherub" schtick is actually bullshit, and he's a Lust Demon in reality. (There is only one love god(dess) in the ''Journals'' verse -- [[VideoGame/HuniePop Venus.]]) While a lot of it is intentional exaggeration as part of the story's StylisticSuck, the actual Great Pikmin Fan did not like how the episode ''[[BrokenAesop handled]]'' its message (even with ''Journal 3''[='=]s clarifications) and wrote the closest thing it had to a MonsterOfTheWeek as an over-the-top antagonist to reflect on that[[note]]For those wondering why he didn't do something similar to Mabel: ''Journals'' is really about Mabel undergoing character development and, notably in the second arc/season/half, basically "fighting her inner demons." The Love God is one such "demon." It's also specifically done in a way to see if it can annoy the type of fans who overly glorify Dipper while completely bashing Mabel[[/note]]. (Even the generally not ''horribly'' done on purpose ''Escape From Fanservice Island'' doesn't completely portray him in a positive light and he's still a [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] there, but he's not an outright villain there.) He's called out by Mabel, Robbie, and even ''Gideon and [=.GIFfany=]'' (the story ''does'' point out how hypocritical the latter two giving a lecture about love is, but that they had been getting genuine CharacterDevelopment by that point helped just a tiny bit), and ultimately ends up getting killed by [[CriticalResearchFailure a random crocodile from a shallow rain puddle.]] To a lesser extent, his whole plot also serves yet another one at harem fan fic, but not nearly as much towards the episode itself. Later, during Mabel's "this drill will open a hole in space..." speech, when she talks about the "dreams of those who have fallen" (which, in ''Gurren Lagann'', had a group shot that also included the enemies from the first half), she ''specifically singles out and excludes Love God''.
** Fan says that a large sign that he's not completely fond of something is if [=.GIFfany=] completely compliments it in-story. Her compliments are also a strange accidental sort of DammedByFaintPraise.
** As usual for Fan, the story becomes absolutely ''merciless'' to fan fics that simply [[TheStationsOfTheCanon rehash events from canon instead of covering through them as prologue-level "background information"]][[note]]He is not completely against canonical events serving as backstory -- as is the case of ''run:gifocalypse'', a DivergenceFic that starts absolutely no sooner than the point where things really do change, and the storyline does not resemble canon's ''at all''. His problem is when a story's premise might imply something remotely different might happen, but important details do not.[[/note]] The final BigBad opens his battle by ripping off Flowey from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. Team Dai-Shackan quickly catch on to his borderline plagiarism and just filter him out.
** It's really subtle, but when GPF is recapping ''Gurren Lagann'' canon to Soos, he completely and utterly leaves out any mention of Yoko whatsoever. He even lists secondary characters like Leeron and the Black siblings. You'd think considering Fan's track record of ShamelessFanserviceGirl[=s=], he'd
* TestosteronePoisoning: The President of Canada. He's a buff, ten-foot tall man with a "fucking awesome mustache" that, during ''his'' campaign, had to fight lava sharks with his bare hands. (And, for some reason, he speaks in a heavily Swedish accent -- Great Pikmin Fan says this is based on Vector's voice from the ''Sonic Zombie'' series.) He's also ImmuneToBullets and has an army of flying saucers with killer "chainsaw lasers" (giant chainsaw-like beams that are technically made of energy).
* WhamEpisode:
** Chapter 9 manages to pull this in two completely different ways, first with [[spoiler:not only confirming that Mable is in some way tied to Mabel's previous selfishness, but that she's also a creation of Greater Scope Villain (at least until ''Housestuck: The Split'', where she's '''finally''' faced off against) Carrie]]. Then, there's the end. [[spoiler:Did you think it was going to pull the same route as ''Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals'' and ''Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals'' by killing the Big Bad on the penultimate chapter, then having the final chapter just be an epilogue? Haha, no. (Although the second half of chapter 10 ''is'' an epilogue.) Remember Creepypasta Sonic? The "one-off joke character nobody takes seriously that's obviously not going to have an important future role?" Well, he just fused with the mysterious ''Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventues'', granting him divine powers. He interrupts the battle between Mabel and Mable and hijacks the story as the final villain, also sapping away all Spiral Power. Dipper, Pacifica, and Nzyvo finally get their chance to shine as they rely on the Power of Courage/Wisdom/Power to get around the lack of Spiral Power and save the world from his "creepypasta makeover."]]
* WhamEpisode: The finale. [[spoiler:Turns out this is a prequel to ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'', not a sequel or a spinoff!]]
* WhamLine:
** It seems ''extremely'' obvious that Nzyvo is some kind of alternate DarkWorld counterpart to Mabel, or at least something along those lines. She also mentions on occasion having some sort of sibling to rescue in chapter 5. [[spoiler:So naturally, the pieces all fall together and aren't ''quite'' that...]]
--->'''Nzyvo:''' [[spoiler:Pacifica! It's me! Do you uh... remember? It's me again, Nzyvo Northwest!]]
** From the short spinoff:
--->'''Tad Strange:''' You don't remember me after all these years? Here, let me show you:\\
''(He displays the following in BossSubtitles form: [[spoiler:THADEUS RAMIREZ.]])''\\
'''Tad:''' [[spoiler:It's me, Soos. I'm your father.]]\\
'''Soos:''' [[PrecisionFStrike ...Holy fuck.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy:
** Played with in Soos' role. While the ''entire story'' is not a kind of ClothingDamage-loaded, flimsy-plot sex-fantasy, [[ThePornomancer his plot is a parody of it.]] For all intents and purposes, he is decended from a sex fairy, surrounded by a growing number of virtual CuteMonsterGirls that are all (literally) crazy for him, and his CovertPervert human girlfriend constantly gets her clothes ripped off despite not liking it. He thinks he's in the same HotBlooded action story as everyone outside of [=.GIFfany=] Land, when his case is more closer in line to the type of fan fic that ''Journals'' goes out of its way to indirectly make fun of. WordOfGod is that he'd be a lot better at recognizing the actual 'genre' of his situation if it wasn't something "adult."
** At least Soos gets the genre of the ''overall fan fic.'' Professor Dove doesn't even have that -- she first believes she's in some sort of gritty, edgy deconstruction that's also along the lines of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' rather than an optimistic StylisticSuck comedy/action fic, then in chapter 6 she starts believing (briefly) that ''Journals'' is actually a '''courtroom series, with the mecha action just being "distractions."''' She also always tries to pull out "lawyer skills" without realizing that ''SBIG'' intentionally has a number of plot holes that also dictate major plot elements.
** Ryan Christian is an expy of Brian Griffin, and likewise he thinks ''Journals'' works like Brian's home show. He thinks of it as a StatusQuoIsGod comedy where Mable the Typomonster can simply be beaten by "comically outsmarting her," and that he doesn't need any sort of skills or battle to best her. While this ''is'' intentionally poorly written for laughs, there is also a legitimate storyline that requires hard work to
** Creepypasta Sonic sees the story as a hopeless CosmicHorrorStory, with him as the AnimalisticAbomination that will absolutely end humanity and take over the world. It's an optimistic fic which ends with Spiral Power and ThePowerOfLove being used to overcome enemies, and he fails to realize that nobody takes him seriously until [[spoiler:he is seconds before losing his memories and becoming regular ol' Sonic in ''Crconikals''. (Even after getting his memories back, his ego soon diludes him in to thinking that he's scary again.)]]


* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** An aversion is the flash-foreward seen in the first chapter. It was never what the story was "planned to be," and it's not even ''based'' on that many elements of what the story was planned to be.
** Originally, the story was going to follow by its roots of ''FanFic/TheLightOfCourage'' more than its heavy WholePlotReference to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. This is why the first chapter had a heavy emphasis on key hunting and the Journals coming to life than later chapters, and why it seems
** Nzyvo's entire QuirkyMinibossSquad was planned to die one by one (''or'' all get rapid-fire killed except Gideon in the Giga Drill Break to the four-way fusion mecha, similar to most of the generals dieing at once in the first ''Gurren Lagann'' movie) -- this shows with the Pterodactyl getting KilledOffForReal in chapter 3. The Shape Shifter was also going to die in chapter ''2'', but Fan thought that would be too much of an anti-climax, so he had him live two more chapters and manage to briefly (emphasis on ''briefly'') try to scare Mabel off. This also would have made ''Journals'' an aversion of [=.GIFfany=]'s JokerImmunity (she was planned to be the last of the QMS to be killed off), although GPF wanted to toy around with her character in ''SBIG'' more, he felt it was "more fair" to include Rumble as well, and he didn't want to come off as being video game-biased so he had the Summerween Trickster survive as well and start a relationship with Stan.
** Nzyvo actually ''was'' going to be the final BigBad and she ''was'' going to be some sort of "counterpart" to Mabel from a DarkWorld. She would have also summoned an alternate Dipper, who was described by Fan as "something of a giant idiot." Fan realized that this would have made the story too predictable and it would have been too similar to his DevelopmentHell[[note]]This is largely due to canon either disproving or making redundant certain elements planned for the fic[[/note]] ''Steven Universe'' fic ''Desert City'', which was also about the main characters discovering alternate DarkerAndEdgier versions of themselves but then helping their world grow to be something better.
** The election B-plot in the Second Half was not thought up at all until Fan was nearly finished with the First Half.
** It was not until the First Half-Second Half hiatus did Fan decide to give Ford a major role. Originally, he was only going to get shot out of the portal at the very end of the story, look around, and go "What the ''hell'' did I miss?" Maybe with someone telling him [[{{Understatement}} "a lot."]] After deciding that the Second Half should take place in the autumn because that's the election season, and that the fic technically takes place after Stan activated the portal, it wouldn't make sense if Ford ''didn't'' still come out in the summer. So he had that all happen completely off screen, with the joke that the story considers one of canon's biggest WhamEpisode[=s=] "not much" and practically subjecting Ford to RememberTheNewGuy status.
** Chapter 4 was not going to be centric on the Rumble/[=.GIFfany=]/Soos/Melody love rhombus/foursome, but Fan was running thin on ideas before the mid-finale, so he decided to stretch things out by having the four of them ending up shacking together. He also decided to throw in the professors from ''run:gifocalypse'', as originally the fic was going to [[SelfDeprecation completely trash the hell out of RG's plot by calling it unlikely and out of character,]] and arguing that if [=.GIFfany=] had a "copy army," they wouldn't get along and would all look alike. But then he thought that giving Soos a CuteMonsterGirl harem that worked along well was ''perfect'' for ''SBIG''[='=]s general perversion and half-assed wish fulfillment.
* [Same trope, ''Spooky's'' edition]:
** The trans-multiversal machine from chapter 3 was not originally going to be there -- this machine ended up being the explanation for Nepeta's apparent immortality in ''SBIG'' (more on that in the next bullet point), and that was once planned to be caused by someone using an advanced ~ATH code in ''496 Reasons''. Hell, this even got '''explicitely''' alluded to in the original ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'' when the Hat Goddess gives a massive exposition about the world (where she talks about Sburb and a combined session between [=A1, A2, B1, and B2=]). When Fan started not liking ''496 Reasons'' and [[OldShame almost completely disowned it]] (refusing to even ''reference'' it much in later works, save for the ''very'' occasional DiscontinuityNod), he scrapped ''496'' being involved in ''SBIG'' too. It helps that he was planning on rewriting ''Sweet Jade and Hella John'' from scratch, anyway.
** State Farm meme-jokes were going to be made, complete with the final chapter being called "Like a Good Neighbor..." as part of a BrickJoke. However, Fan "forgot a lot of how this was originally going to go" and the plot point was dropped.
** Chapter 4 was going to be a hell of a lot longer, and Specimen 4 was going to be much more involved with the plot in general, but GPF both had no idea how to make her relevant ''and'' he just really, ''really'' wanted to finish off his own rule of keeping ''Journals'' on hiatus until this was done, so he plowed through the rest of the fic instead.
** The fic was ''not'' planned to be a Stealth Prequel right from the beginning. This was also before he thought of ending ''SBIG'' off with ''Housestuck: The Split'', so its "odd" place as a really short five-chapter random crossover romp makes more sense considering how it was ''not'' envisioned as the "grand penultimate[[note]]Or third-to-last depending on how you could the new ''Sweet Jade and Hella John[[/note]] installment."
** The fic was planned back before Specimens 12 and 13 were revealed. But Fan did plan out that chapter 3 was going to be called "[=McDonalds=]" and mostly be centered around Specimen 11. Again, Fan could not think of how to fill out a "complete" chapter with just 11 alone, so he threw in Creepypasta Ronald [=McDonald=] to lengthen things a bit. He said that if he reached chapter 3 before 12 and 13 were revealed, he'd make something up. He'd assume one of them would have been a ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''-based monster, juging by how the specimen in-game have different "flavors" of horror and given the game's fondness for references. He ended up being ''kind of'' right -- one of the ''Endless Mode monsters'' is FNAF based, although as a JokeCharacter.

This is basically the '''really simplified''' jist of who corresponds to what ''Gurren Lagann'' role:
* Mabel = Simon (Obvious.)
* Dipper = Actually, Rossiu (Cynic who basically doesn't quite understand how the story works, and acts/thinks as though he's in something grittier. Oh wait, he's kind of like if Rossiu also thought he would just have a girlfriend magically fall in his hands and then he got mad when that wasn't the case. He also spends a good amount of time piloting Shackan, this story's version of Gurren.)
* Stan = Kamina (Cool mentor guy.)
* Soos = Yoko (The "fanservice" naked one who's role quickly diminishes in the story.)
* [=.GIFfany=] and her copies = Actual Yoko (Closer to legit fanservice, except if Yoko started out as a horrible killer crazy asshole that learned to change after having a vision where she was hit in the groin by Spiderman.)
* Professors: Team Dai-Gurren (A bunch of characters that just kind of pop up and get introduced.)
* A bit of the townsfolk: Team Dai-Gurren, Episode 7 guys ()
* Gideon: Viral (One of the first major enemies )
* Nyzvo: Lordgenome (Obvious)
* Mable: Anti-Spiral (Obvious)

-->''[Blah blah blah I put my heart sould and whatever in to this] so enjoy the opening to the grand Second Half of this masterwork. I hope you will find it to be of the highest quality.''

And then the very first words are this:

-->[[ItMakesSenseInContext "I AM ANALAVIAN, THE KING OF BIRDSHIT!"]]

(The Second Half will begin with a montage of Mabel and Dipper in Shackan Lagann fighting various random "run-off-the-mill quirky" villains, and this is one of them -- a bird shit-themed villain, who claims himself as the "bane of windows, cars, and car-windows everywhere." I just wanted the opening AN to act like this is some kind of enormous masterwork and then immediately start off with something brain cell-killingly stupid.)


Not counting the mech bosses, the first major Second Half villain was a devil with illusion powers that could brainwash people.\\
Then it was an army of freakish demons from another dimension, led mainly by a massive pink demoness and a giant pair of teeth.\\
Then it was... some killer snowman and his army of Christmas monsters...?\\
Then it was just Peggy Hill with lightning-damage and cosplaying as a ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' boss.

"This drill will open a hole in the universe! And that hole will be a path for those behind us! The hopes of those who will follow! The dreams of those who have fallen! Except Love God, fuck that guy! Those two sets of dreams will weave together to form a double helix of badass, drilling "


[[folder:Hank Hill]]

Yes, that Hank Hill.

* AdaptationalBadass: Not that Hank Hill wasn't a badass to begin with, but this game gives him a sort of series of fire-based powers.
* DifficultButAwesome: He deals a ''lot'' of damage, at the cost that getting his attacks just right is a little awkward.
* ExactWords: His teaser states that he comes with "Actual Freaking Clothes," and he's the only ''Remix'' character that isn't basically naked. Turns out that "Actual Freaking Clothes" ''is it's own item'', and the teaser was indicating that he starts with it. (It's a very minor stat boost.)
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: As he requires beating one of the mod's two brutal BonusBoss[=es=] with one of the most difficult characters, Hank is likely (and intended to be) the last character you'll unlock. He's also completely different -- the only one to start out with ''four'' items (Flaming Foot, Propane Bombs, Actual Freaking Clothes, and the Football),
* LethalJokeCharacter: Pre-unlock, his "message" just says "This isn't a joke and he's actually quite the ass-kicker."
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Like Azazel, Hank is a close-range-themed fighter. Except instead of using a mini-Brimstone, he uses the Flaming Foot -- a kick attack that functions similar to Pikachu or Luigi's side-special from ''Super Smash Bros''. And even his bombs are changed to Propane Bombs, which function completely different from the regular explosives. Finally, he has combo-themed
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: He has the same "body" template as Isaac, but his face (''especially'' noticeable with the eyes) looks like the original Hank's.
* TheStoic: Notably, even in the usual TroubledFetalPosition transitions from level to level, Hank remains standing upright drinking out of Alamo beer.



[[folder:Basement/Cellar/Burning Basement]]

!! Bloodpast the Edgeblade

* JokeCharacter: He's an absolute pushover by boss standards, with less health than any other boss except [[OneHitPointWonder Dave]] and

!! Stick-Bat

* ShoutOut: ...Kind of. His design is based on a rather unsettling graphical glitch from ''MLB: The Show 17''.
* WhenTreesAttack: ...Sort of. He's part wood-something in nature, although he's implied to be a demon made from the wood of the cellar more than anything else. This is supported by how he can only be encountered in the more wooden Cellar. (And the Burning Basement.)


[[folder:Caves/Catacombs/Flooded Caves]]

!! Aorta

* BodyHorror: Even ignoring that half of her body is skeletal, her name comes from the fact that her aorta is ripped out of her and used as a ''guitar string''.
* {{Expy}}: Of Professor Kathody from Fan's ''Gravity Falls'' fan fiction. She has blonde hair and appears to enjoy scaring people (read: Isaac). Her whole "aorta hanging out and used as a weapon" is taken from a gag in ''Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage'' where Kathody would (in a flirty manner) ask people unfamiliar with the inner body if they want to see her aorta. She'll then give them ''[[BlackComedy exactly]]'' what she promised.
* FanDisservice: She has an oddly "adult" and feminine appearance, yet is rotting and has a gigantic hole showing her organs. Apparently this boss was inspired by someone else modding a legitimately "sexy" boss; Fan wanted to see if
* MusicalAssassin:
* TwoFaced: Half of her body is skeletal, including her face.

!! Trainer

Trainer can essentially be described as a flesh toilet.


[[folder:Depths/Necropolis/Dank Depths]]

!! Ritual

!! The Throne

* BackFromTheDead: Trainer, but made of bone and with blood instead of tear-water. He's also the only port-mortem boss of GPF's set.
* BloodyMurder:
* ToiletHumor: Just like his living counterpart, [...] Even the name "Throne" is used as a synonym for toilet.


[[folder:Womb/Utero/Scarred Womb]]

!! Bank Bill

!! Legion

* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: The whole game is technically this, but as this boss is effectively Isaac's alternate personas all blended together in a wall and trying to kill him, it's taken UpToEleven here.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/{{Terraria}} The Wall of Flesh.]]
* OneHitKill: If Legion makes it to the opposite end of the screen (read: the wall you start on).
* StalkedByTheBell: Fail to kill them in time, and they will reach the other side of the arena and insta-kill you.
* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: In addition to the requirement (without certain items) of beating a boss to advance to the next floor, you have to go over to the other side of the arena and push the button to get them to start moving. You cannot leave the boss arena during this -- the doors are already shut.


[[folder:Misc. Bosses]]

!! Dave

Everybody knows Dave. But nobody likes him. Fuck Dave.

* BewareTheSillyOnes: GPF adds a few bosses to the game, ranging from killer flesh toilets (and skeletal flesh toilets) to demonic cultists. This guy... just looks like a "baby" familiar in a suit with red hair. And he goes down in one hit. Yet he's easily the
* BonusBoss: Can only be willingly summoned with an item, and hands out ''four'' items in return if killed.
* BraggingRightsReward: In theory, four items of the respective pool you battled him in might sound amazing, but chances are if you're strong enough to actually land a hit against him, you probably don't even need them.
* {{Expy}}: He seems to blur the line between this and a light TakeThat at ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', with him
* OneHitPointWonder: He only has one hit point. The trick is actually ''hitting'' him without a screen-filling attack.

!! Great Pikmin Fan / Mega Pride

* GiverOfLameNames: He lampshades that his custom bosses don't exactly have the most creative nicknames.

!! Elroy "Lucky"


[[folder:Other Characters]]

!! Pillow Summons/"Elementals"

One particular oddball item that can be encountered

Despite seeming like an ordinary item, it's [...] There's an implied boss later, taking the form of... the pillow itself. Not even with a face or anything, just a giant animate pillow that tries to kill you.

* AffectionateParody: Word of god is that this wasn't meant to come off as a spiteful item, he just wanted an excuse to both cram a [=.GIFfany=]-inspired item in a mod and make light fun at [[SelfFanservice something that practically comes with just about every fandom.]]
* AlienBlood: WordOfGod is that their colorful projectiles are their blood, it's just color-coded as with other things related to them.
* AwesomeButImpractical:
* BackgroundMusicOverride: When in "Murder Mode," they will replace any and all music with the Devil Room "music."[[note]]This is planned to be changed in to something else.[[/note]]
* CuteMonsterGirl: They look exactly like ghostly, technicolored Isaacs with vaguely AnimeHair. Not even in the sense of Gapers, which have bleeding eyes, or Dopples, which lack skin. There is nothing suspicious about them at all... at first. Reinforced in GPF's [[StylisticSuck shitty]] MS Paint TestosteronePoisoning concept art based off of the page image for ''VideoGame/MeatBoy'', which depicts a detailed, adult, buff Hank Hill gunning away at Maws and Globins (that actually fit the game's style) while adulti-itized Elementals and Isaac's female personas cower near him, and they have no sort of BodyHorror going on at all. Even when '''trying to kill you,''' at worst they just look stoic.
* {{Expy}}:
** They're essentially Isaac-itized [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls .GIFfanys.]] Based on a de-sexualized fictional love idea? Check. (In this case, love pillows instead of dating sims.) Animesque? Sort of check. Tries to murder you? Check. A comment on virtual romance? [[AffectionateParody Kind of check.]] What makes this more of a mind screw is that GPF once wrote a [=.GIFfany=]-derivative inspired by ''Isaac'' itself. (Namely, Delirium, in that she possesses an electronic that turns in to the various previous things the other copies have possessed.)
** The concept of a virtually invincible boss that chases you down if you spend too long in one location was partly taken from [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} the Waterwraith.]]
* ImplacableMan: They can only be "killed" when they're coming after you in their murder mode, and even then, they will respawn ten seconds later.
* InterfaceScrew: They will place a Curse of Darkness-like effect on the screen when they're in murder mode.
* MortonsFork: If they're pissed off, your only options are to spawn another one or charge to an enemy room.
* NoFairCheating: Oh hey, I got the 3/4ths Pillow, Jera, a Blank Card, a shop with two Steam Sales and Restock, and
* NonstandardGameOver: Downplayed. The "Ugly ^" image that comes from being killed by them just shows the image of a chest, implying that they didn't kill Isaac, but they KO'd him and dragged him over to a chest. This mod was made by someone who subscribed to a theory that Isaac dying in-game is him coming to his senses and leaving the chest (represented by the "creaking" sound during the last will), so
* NothingIsScarier: Players who know nothing about this item may be in for a surprise if they try to do any time-spending activities in enemy-less rooms. The screen will turn darker and their once-"friendly" allies will start ZergRush[=ing=] them. What's worse is that due to the way that this item works, they will ''only'' attack you in "empty" rooms (beggars nonwithstanding).
* PurposefullyOverpowered: One of them already seems tough enough, so you're naturally kind of pushed towards trying to get as many of them summoned as possible. [[SchmuckBait It's a trap.]]
* RespawningEnemies: They will come back about ten seconds after being killed.
* SanitySlippage: Implied by the item taking you straight to [[DyingDream the Void]] if used 101 times.
* SchmuckBait: Having a replenishing army of protective familiars might seem sweet. Then you find out that they attack you if you spend too long without going in to any enemy rooms (or spawning another Elemental). ''Then'' you find out that those familiars aren't leaving, even if you put the item away. And '''then''' you find out that the item takes a page from ''Antibirth''[='=]s Magic Skin and will show up frequently on following item pools if you put it back[[note]]It's deliberately not ''as'' bad as Magic Skin, but it ''does'' give a 10% chance for future items to reroll themselves in to it[[/note]]. To rub salt in the wound, the item is coded to have a higher chance of showing up the lower your stats (particularly health[[note]]Unless you are playing as the Lost or Keeper[[/note]]) are.
* StalkedByTheBell: Invoked. As soon as you summon one, you should probably keep going to rooms with enemies to "refresh" the timer, or else she'll get mad. WordOfGod is that this was ''partially'' inspired by him originally getting creeped out by "emptyness" in games once everything's been explored and you take [=NPCs=] out of the equation. Bonus points for these people being actual stalkers.
* StealthPun: The "original flavor" version of the item is called the '''3/4'''ths Pillow (as it's shredded -- about a fourth of it is torn away), and its pickup description is "Pillows '''Rule!'''"
* StylisticSuck: Before GPF got better at spriting, their placeholder sprites were... [[ underwhelming,]] to say the least.
* TranquilFury: Their expressions go from happy to neutral to... kind of peeved. When they're killing you, they don't look mad, just... kind of
* {{Yandere}}: Platonic example. They apparently represent Isaac speeding his desire to get in to the chest. (Their internal names are even "Catalyst[number].") The reason why they get pissed off if you spend too long without going to a room with an enemy is because they just want you to kill ???/Lamb/Delirium and get locked there already.
* ZergRush: One of them isn't too big of a threat on her own, as they can be "killed" with just a few shots and their only attacks are to walk towards Isaac at Gaper speed (read: not very fast) and fire slow bullets. If you've got a lot of them, however...


[[folder:Shit that You Can Pick Up and Do Stuff With]]

!! Not Related to the Six Sages (With "Isaac-friendly" alternatives)

'''3/4ths Pillow / Dad's Secret Pillow:'''
* Item Appearance: A torn-ish pillow with expies of Hank Hill and [=.GIFfany=] drawn on it.
* Item Type: Activated Collectable
* Pickup Quote: ''Pillows rule! / Company that will never leave you...''
* Recharge Time: 12 (Might buff to 6)
* Item Pool: Treasure, Devil
* Spawns a random colorful ghost-ish-looking familiar that resembles Isaac but with a random anime-ish hair style picked from... ideally 100, but [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/f3fdcbda1ea090930396cc5e8efdf192/tumblr_inline_onv8jtIiTF1sln4o6_1280.png I'm a bad and lazy spriter.]] (The gas mask isn't mine, it's from [[https://www.spriters-resource.com/playstation_3/theguidedfateparadox/sheet/62136/ here.]])
** These are permanent and indestructable.
** They'll rush near enemies and fire blood shots at a slow rate that do half of Isaac's tear damage.
** If enough time (a minute and a half?) is spent without entering a room with enemies (or without using the item again through batteries), they'll all change expressions and look more pissed off. Wait enough and they'll turn on Isaac and start firing after him.
** Basically this is a yandere-making item.
** The same hair style will never be chosen twice for one run. This means that the item would theoretically cap at spawning 100 yanderes, only even remotely doable with a bunch of batteries. If used after managing to cap at 100, Isaac is immediately sent to the Void upon another use and the item is destroyed. (If the item is used on the Void, the floor will reset akin to Forget Me Now, still destroying the item.)
** The item has a counter of on-field yanderes similar to The Jar.
** Drastically lowers the chance of an Angel Room spawning.
** (The ''Isaac''-friendly variant might just spawn colorful flies instead. Possibly just even be some kind of hugging doll.)

'''Fire Ants:''' (This kinda overlaps as being a KOTH item but screw it)
* Item Appearance: Either an ant hill or like three or so ants holding a carrot. (''Pikmin'', motheredder.)
* Character Appearance: Isaac gets a few bug bites on him. ("Covered in bugs" is another idea, but that's a huge phobia of mine so I'd rather not go there.)
* Item Type: Pasive Collectable
* Pickup Quote: "King of the ant hill!"
* Item Pool: Treasure
* ~Six "ants" (no idea how they'll look. Kind of like the small spider enemies that everyone hates, but they're obviously ants) will follow Isaac in a single-file line. For each tear he fires, an ant -- if it's behind him -- will be launched towards an enemy. Ants will cling on and do quite a bit of damage before randomly teleporting back to Isaac.
** Ants can travel over rocks and stuff.
** They might have the power to carry items and pickups over things, but that might be too powerful.
** Basically a ''Pikmin'' item.
** If the ant does not land on a target, there will be a small time delay before the ant returns to the line.

* Item Appearance: A mockup of the infamous "Featuring Dante from the ''Devil May Cry'' series" sticker-thingy, only with the text so tiny it's unreadable / A black knife-shape with a bright red outline
* Character Appearance: Basically, Isaac looks like Shadow the Hedgehog.
* Item Type: Passive Collectable
* Pickup Quote: "OW, THE EDGE!"
* Item Pool: Devil
* Damage and tear boost. Replaces Isaac's tear-graphics with bullets, and the standard firing noise is replaced with a (not even remotely loud!) gun "bang" sound.

'''The Worst:'''
* Item Appearance: Just "The Worst" written in tiny Courier font from MS Paint.
* Item Type: Activated Collectable
* Pickup Quote: "The worst activated item in the entire game."
* Recharge Time: 12 Rooms, starts off empty
* Item Pool: ...Just Treasure?
* When used, all of Isaac's stats decrease dramatically and two Bloats spawn really close to him. The stat decrease only lasts for the room.
** This is a "troll item."
** Killing the Bloats grants nothing but bragging rights on how overpowered your run is.

!! ''King of the Hill'' Stuff (With "Isaac-friendly" alternatives)

'''Flaming Foot:'''
* Item Appearance: Looks like Hank's shoe, with the tip on fire.
* Character Appearance: Gets Hank's shoes.
* Item Type: Passive Collectable
* Pickup Quote: "I'm gonna kick your ass!"
* Item Pool: Treasure, Shop?
* Replaces tears with a charged melee attack where Isaac will kick in the given direction, his foot being lit ablaze
** If the attack successfully connects, Isaac gets invulnerability frames
** The kick can break rocks and open stone chests; however, it can NOT open secret rooms or blow down doors.
** Damage is ''significantly'' boosted to compromise the fact that otherwise this item actually kind of fucking sucks.
** Hank Hill starts out with this item.

'''Propane Bombs:'''

'''Actual Freaking Clothes:'''
* Item Appearance: White T-shirt with blue jeans.
* Character Appearance: Isaac gets all of Hank's clothes except the shoes (Flaming Foot) and the glasses (which isn't its own item, but could be "replicated" slightly with 20/20).

!! ''Gurren Lagann'' Stuff (With "Isaac-friendly" alternatives)

'''Spiral Power / Windup Key:'''
* Item Appearance: A lazy spring green recolor-ish of Void / a wind up key.
* Character Appearance: Isaac glows green when used / N/A
* Item Type: Activated Collectable
* Pickup Quote: "Little by little, advance further with each turn!"
* Recharge Time: 1
* Item Pool: Treasure, Angel
* Reduces Isaac's damage when picked up each time. On each use, it slowly boosts both his damage and tear rate. Ironic for [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann its inspiration,]] it's more of a "boring but practical" item. Room by room, you'll become just a bit stronger. If picked up early on you'll absolutely demonish the later floors. The only downside is that this is an activated item,

'''Cracked Sunglasses / :'''
* Item Appearance: Kamina's shades, but cracked.
* Character Appearance (if Passive): Isaac dons Kamina's shades.
* Item Type: Trinket or Passive Collectable; can't decide which.
* Pickup Quote: "May the future generation fight stronger."
* Item Pool: ???
* Slightly lowers Isaac's stats. During the next run, regardless of whether or not the past run was a success or not, the next run will start with a boost in power and tears. (Basically Eden's Blessing but with power rather than items.)
** (If this is a trinket, this will only take effect if Isaac is holding the shades upon completion/death.)
** (If a passive) This item stacks with itself, if used with Diplopia/Crooked Penny. So future runs would start out ridiculously overpowered.


[[folder:Something Something Elements]]

[Might merge this with the above pillow-stuff.]

-->''Isaac has bested his giant mother, the living heart that reflects his birth, Satan, the skeletal sacrifice, himself, his fate, his suffocation, and his insanity. Now he must face against his biggest threat... a ton of shitty Deviantart recolors.''

* BitchInSheepsClothing: It's part of the game-mod-fic lore that they initially pretend to be benevolent spirit guides only to be really possessive of Isaac and his various alts.
* ElementalEmbodiment: Supposedly. [[spoiler:Just like the Nepeta bloodswaps, the [=.GIFfany=] copies, and the _ank _ills before them, they're not ''completely''. In this case, they're more like embodiments of mental energy.]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: They are nowhere ''near'' as powerful when you actually play as them. Par for the course, seeing as they are like the "Who Am I?" enemies added to the mod -- basically weaker versions of the Isaac and ??? bosses, remodeled as minibosses and based on each player character.
* ThemeNaming: The initial "rainbow of twelve" are named after the months of the year. Or specifically, the origins of those months.
* {{Yandere}}: They are essentially personified pieces of Isaac's mind that do ''not'' want him to leave the chest.

!! Dessic[/Some other "December"-based name]

Resembles a red Isaac with similar


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|| '''Character''' || '''Petal Color''' || '''Name''' || '''Effect''' ||
|| Isaac || His pale skin color || Petal of Fate ||
|| Magdalene || Pink || Petal of Life ||
|| Cain || Gray || Petal of Answers ||
|| Judas || Red || Petal of Blood ||
|| ??? || Blue || Petal of the Breathless ||
|| Eve || Purple || Petal of Pain ||
|| Samson || Dark red || Petal of Rage ||
|| Azazel || Near-black || Petal of Evil ||
|| Lazarus || Orange || Petal of Reliving || Adds five lives and if it's even possible to mod, all extra lives function like 1Up! in that they also keep all red heart containers. Basically makes Dead Cat less shitty of an item if you get health ups for even one of the lives. ||
|| Eden || White || Petal of Possibility || Uh... significantly boosts a random stat? Going with this idea, this might even boost something meh like shot speed. ||
|| The Lost || Light blue || Petal of the Weak ||
|| Lilith || Green because if I go by appearance there'd be too many fucking reds || Petal of Friends ||
|| Keeper || Gold || Petal of the Poor || Spawns ten cents on all subsequent floors, guarantees arcades whenever possible, makes Restock more likely to spawn if it is not already bought ||
|| Apollyon || Light gray || Petal of Ends ||
|| ["January"] || Bright orange || Petal of Earth ||
|| ["February"] || Bright yellow || Petal of Electricity ||
|| ["March"] || Bright chartreuse || Petal of Light ||
|| ["April"] || Bright green || Petal of Plants ||
|| ["May"] || Bright spring green || Petal of Wind ||
|| ["June"] || Bright cyan || Petal of Soap ||
|| ["July"] || Bright azure || Petal of Sound ||
|| ["August"] || Bright blue || Petal of Water ||
|| ["September"] || Bright violet || Petal of Meat ||
|| ["October"] || Bright magenta || Petal of Poison ||
|| ["November"] || Bright rose red || Petal of Paint ||
|| ["December"] || Bright red || Petal of Fire ||
|| Hank Hill || Brown? (His hair) || Petal of Asskicking ||



[[folder:When You're Bored]]

* The 3/4ths Pillow. It's an item that can be summed up as a cross between [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} the Waterwraith]] and [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls .GIFfany.]] For a longer explanation, it is a PurposefullyOverpowered familiar-summoner with the catch that you cannot spend too much time idling about trying to "break" the game in some form, or otherwise the very same familiars will turn on you and endlessly chase you until you either summon ''another'' one or make it to a room full of enemies. There's something ''very'' off about all the CuteGhostGirl[=s=] you summoned suddenly gunning after you, with the screen becoming darker and all the music shutting off.
** Currently, it just plays the Devil Room theme when it happens. But Fan has toyed with asking a custom music artist if he could use "something that sounds like it came straight out of a creepypasta" for the soundtrack. Patch 1.2's teaser implied that he might just settle for slowing down Sheol's theme to an absolute groaning crawl.
** The sheer fact that once you ''use'' this item even once (although you're free to see it and even pick it up), there's no going back. That "waifu" you summoned will stay with you for the rest of the run. Exchanging it for another activated item? The summoned familiars don't disappear. In fact, the item has a 1-in-10 chance of popping up again anyway, tempting you in to making more. Rerolling yourself with [=D4=]/[=D100=]/1-pip dice room? Still there, they're immune to rerolls. Absorbing it with Void? Whelp, you just added ''so much more'' to the item's SchmuckBait factor. As of Patch 1.1, not even ''trying to overload the familiar count to despawn the Elementals'' will work, since they are coded to get "first priority" above other familiars, meaning that ''anything but them'' will be despawned instead.
*** Very, very rarely, if you die with it in your hands, the game might silently add a "fake item" to your item list next run. This "fake item" does absolutely nothing but make an Elemental show up for a tiny split-second near the beginning of the run, faking the player in to thinking that not even a reset could save you.
** The buildup is even worse. The familiars start out with little smiles when you spawn them. Then they become ":|" expressions if you spend thirty seconds without any enemies. They become ''annoyed'' if it gets to a full minute, and by a minute and a half is when the murder mode starts. Basically, you ''know'' something is wrong about these guys as soon as you actually spend some time not fighting enemies, but blind players won't know exactly ''what''.
** "Oh, but my breaking for this run involves making an endless supply of batteries, so they'll be kept happy while I can still waste time." Eventually, the pillow will take you to the Void and ''destroy itself'', meaning that you can't even use it anymore to keep the Elementals pacified.
** The 1.1 patch added a new something for those that survive their "Murder Mode" long enough; eventually, they will start talking (and yes, we ''[[SuddenlyVoiced mean]]'' talking) to you:
* While at least one of the bosses is a StylisticSuck creepypasta parody and the optional bosses are all kind of goofy in their own ways, some of the "regular" bosses
** Thought that Stick-Bat's "face made of sticks facing outwards" design was bad? The glitch from in-progress ''MLB: The Show 17'' that inspired him is even worse.


* PlayerPunch:
** If you listen to the way [[BigBad Ninthee]] basically tells you how to play the game, you'll be treated to the game giving its biggest example of trying to highlight the difference between an AllLovingHero and a flat-out ExtremeDoormat. There [...] The entire path can be summed up that she's tricking everyone in to thinking that she's changed; the humans just take that at face value because they agree that she hasn't ''actually'' done anything bad in the route (as they listen to everything she says, they don't get to see her flip out) and the Charges are all caught up with their own issues to the point where they all-but completely forget/ignore her. The thing is, '''''you''''' know damn well she's just playing with everybody, but if you want to see this path, [[DramaticIrony you have no choice but to see it play out.]]
* ScrappyMechanic: Actively defied. Not only did Water say [[PrecisionFStrike rather bluntly]][[note]]In his older dev blog, he uses the term "bullshit" when referring to common forms of Scrappy Mechanics[[/note]] that EI will try to avoid any gimmicks that only serve as a source of frustration (citing getting item-nuked from ''Mario Kart'' and the curses from ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' as examples), but that if enough people report that they are sick of a certain feature, he'll be willing to get it removed.
** One noteworthy exception is the Band payment system. Apparently, the explanation right at the beginning of the game that people in a Band are free to leave whenever they want, at the cost of having to spend ''twice'' their would-be remaining Band time being unable to get back in to leading/start up their own legal Band, was not enough by Water's standards when it came to arguing that Bandship isn't slavery. So you've gotta pay ''each and every one'' of your Emazhes per week[[note]]There's exactly four exceptions: Olivia, who joins your Band willingly, without a Challenge, and acts as your ExpositionFairy; ExtremeDoormat Izjjen; Ninthee, who wants the humans to be nice to her and kiss her up so she doesn't charge them; and Kristie, who is happier following instead of leading the entire universe but she cannot "fully" join the party without going in a Custom Band run[[/note]]. Granted, Uncharged citizens ask for laughably little -- it is just enough to buy a car, but with Vista's utopian economy, that's not much and you can rack up money -- but it's still frustrating not knowing if buying something at a store will risk chopping off some Band members or not. Also, if you recruit a lot of Charges, that cost can add up ''quick''. Finally, and most frustratingly, is that the pay will often be the '''one''' thing keeping you from having a breaking run where you use fast Band-growing items to recruit every non-story-important Emazh in the game. Despite Water's claims about removing such mechanics, he is quite attatched to this one, although he ''is'' leaning on scrapping it altogether.
** The major item spawning mechanics. Most of the ''powerful'' items spawn with rules similar to but not exactly like ''The Binding of Isaac''; each boss has a pool of certain weapons, and which weapon you get in that run is picked randomly per seed. The problem is that some times they will drop a relatively ScrappyWeapon, and even if you do a seeded run with that exact same seed, you'll still get that same Scrappy Weapon. The solution is to ''refight the boss'' using "Memory [Forgot the complete name]," and hope that the "truer" RNG from facing off against holograms would give you something better. You ''could'' wait until you've got a big enough Band to curb-stomp the hologram or just go at the boss with the same difficulty as before, but it seems really annoying knowing that you ''could have'' just gotten the prefered weapon if the RandomNumberGod didn't spite you.




[[AllTheWorldsAreAStage All The Games Are A Stage]]



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

''So I Guess We're All Stuck Here'' (pending title) is a fanfic by C-E, which, strangely enough, is something of a crossover between ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents,'' ''VideoGame/TheGreatGianaSisters,'' ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic,'' ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Supernoobs}},'' and ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}.''

(Also, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'')


** The announcement of the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' figures, to an extent. Many people are excited for it, but others are exclaiming that it's way too soon for the show to receive a set (ignoring that the show is already in its fourth season and that ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'', two shows that are either only a few months older or ''are'' a few months old, respectively, are already confirmed for them). Others are fine with the show receiving one, but worry that the figs will ignore the characters' body diversities, or that the level pack will take the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' route and be based on an episode from the beginning of the show, or that Garnet [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking won't have any new lines due to Estelle being too busy to voice her.]]

[[purple: What did you expact? Sportaflop?]]

''Film/{{Dirty Grandpa}}''

''So, you guys like Minecraft?''

'''Compare''' ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}''. Not to be confused with [[AccidentalMisnaming Minceraft]].

Administrivia/{{Renamed Trope|s}}

BioPic BookEnds

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

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

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

* Series/TwoTwoSeven

* VideoGame/XCOM2
* VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}
* VideoGame/XCom2
* VideoGame/Xcom2

* IfYouKnowWhatIMean

-->[[VideoGame/HardTime "That may not be a 'long' time, but it will be HARD time! You'll be lucky if you survive!"]]

Something something about [[DarthWiki/WikiSandbox "We need to talk about parallel universes."]]


''[[Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld Turkish Star Wars]]''


Trying my hand with WikiWord please don't mind me.
* [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]]

Testing [[note]]tenuously related or humourous aside[[/note]]

* Film/ApogeeOfFear
* VideoGame/KrisisReinaDeArgenzuela
* NiceMeanAndInbetween
* NiceMeanAndInBetween
%% *ZeroContextExample
Mahō Shōjō

* Film/TheSurvivalist



[[folder: Hello Biscuit!]]
* Biscuits
** With gravy!



[[folder:I Shit You Not, THIS Game is Real]]

''Wild Woody'' is a 1995 Sega CD platformer.

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


* ArtInitiatesLife: Woody has the ability to draw something, which comes to life.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the end, Woody lampshades that there will only be another adventure for him if the game sells "a zillion units."
* GangplankGalleon: The first world.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** The entire game appears to be part of a contest to see how many penis-related jokes can be slipped past the radar.
** A ''very'' hidden EasterEgg will replace the mermaid drawing
* NamesToRunAwayFromRallyFast: The final totem head is named '''Tombstone'''.
* SelfDeprecation: The final cutscene has a line where Woody admits that the game is probably not going to sell very well.


[[folder:I Shit You Not, The YMMV]]

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


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


{{Cold Cereal}}

[[folder:Testing, Testing, 1,2,3]]
Testing, Testing, 1,2,3
* TextFormatingRules



[[caption-width-right:350:Just a few of Hell Universe's creations.]]
->''"The Hell Universe, a place where realities and worlds combine in an otherworldly dance of comedy, memes and references. And then there's Steven..."''
-->-- '''Hell Universe Channel Description'''

''[[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW6voH15xjAj69Ck-F_LwGQ/featured Hell Universe]]'' is a youtuber whose channel with diverse content, including song covers, let's plays, and a radio play.

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

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

!!Welcome to the Hell Universe
!!Return to the Hell Universe: Electric Boogaloo
!!Hell Universe: Pocket Dimensions Malebolge
!!Hell Universe: Omega Fury Ruby
!!Hell Universe: Space/Time Curvature (Gravity Falls)
!!Hell Universe: Graviton (Gravity Falls)
!!Hell Universe: Orchard of the Beast (Over the Garden Wall)
!!Hell Universe: Alpha Patience Sapphire
!!Hell Universe Special: They Might Be Giant Women
!!Hell Universe: Clodhopper
!!Hell Universe Special: A Hell of Your Own Creation
!!Hell Universe: Electronic Japery
!!Hell Universe Special: Steven Falls Over (Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, and Over the Garden Wall)
!!Hell Universe: Cannibal Culture
!!Hell Universe: Memeuphoria
!!Hell Universe: Hellbent
!!Hell Universe Special: Hell is Other People


** Morton's battle theme is called [[Music/{{Queen}} "ME WILL ROCK ME."]]


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

Removing the Vinesauce since I haven't gotten anywhere with actually planting the entries on the Funny/ page yet.



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


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

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


At a time when most movies began with [[Film/SupermanTheMovie lengthy credits sequences,]] the movie Film/{{Cocoon}} began with only its title and nothing else.

* The Progressive Knife (Prog Knife) from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' seems like a regular combat knife, except for the fact that it vibrates at an incredibly high frequency, allowing it to cut a target object at a ''molecular level''.


heathers baby
HEATHERS POV I looked at it in horror. I couldnt believe that i had done such a terrible mistake. I looked at the positive pregnancy test trembling in my hands. It was all a result of getting drunk that night. NORMAL POV Heather was lost in thinking about all that had happened that night. "Come closer Heather" said the husky voice. He held on tightly around her waist. " Please allow me to...... taste you. Before Heather knew it she was in a hotel room with the latino man. "Crap" she thought as she recollected all the memories. She decided to call the latino. To her surprise she still had him in her contacts. "YOU HAVE REACHED ALEJANDRO BURROMUERTO'S VOICE MAIL. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE". " Uh Alejandro? this is Heather...... I want to talk to you...if you can please drop by my apartment i live in Seashell Apartments flat number: E16.....please come by as soon as you can.
ALEJANDROS POV I was driving to work when i heard a beep from my phone. It seemed like I had missed a call. Suddenly i heard the soft voice of a beautiful woman. " Uh Alejandro? this is Heather...... I want to talk to you...if you can please drop by my apartment i live in Seashell Apartments flat number: E16.....please come by as soon as you can. I was confused.... why did heather want to talk to me. She RARLEY wants to talk to anyone! Afcourse i remember the little one night stand we had. "She was just the perfect shape" thought Alejandro. Not too Skinny not too curvy, ..... just the way i liked it. I decided to skip my work for a day. I mean Mr.Dean wouldnt mind it right? I stopped at Heathers apartment. I rang the doorbell and waited for her to open the door. After a minute or so a tall, beautiful woman with long raven hair tied up neatly into a ponytail, holding a cafe latte, dressed in a black halter top and green cargo shorts opened the door. Oh she was DEFINITELY Heather. "Heather?" i asked her nervously. "Alejandro..... come in... i need to talk to you" she said. I walked in and we both sat on her dining table, staring at eachother. "Im waiting" i said in an impatient manner. "I, Im p pregnant" she stammered.

Sadie here.
I entered the room just as Walt had said it will be.I look around the room.It looked normal but I felt a arua of death,plus I gotta good nose for power.
I heard a gigle coming from a closet.I was starting to get creeped out.I sumnoned my staff and wand out of the duet and stated to walk up to the closet when.... When I heard another gigle and then someone yelled Boo and I stubbled on the ground.
A little girl about 7 years old came out with a scull in her hands.She hugged it as if it was a teddy-bear.She's kind of pretty she talked to the skull in her hands.She was dressed in a black dress and black chains around her neck each one had a white miny skull attached to it and her hair was raven black it was up in a pony.After my mine comprehended everything that just happened I snapped.
'Ok you little brat' I yelled at her but she did't seem to take me on.
'Brother's here' she said hugging the skulk tighter.I looked around but I didn't see anyone. Until Walt,Carter and Zia entered the room.
Sadi here: I walked in the room Walt said to go find the scroll at. I entered the room and heard a gigle coming from the closet.I sumnoned my staff and my wand.I inched closer to the closet when I heard someone yelled Boo and fell down straight on my but! What a day.It was a little girl maybe 7 yrs old. She wore a black plad dress and a black bandow in her hair. She had a cute face but still.... She had a ....wait was that a skull. Oh yes it was a little girl with a skull in her hands what a normal day for the Kane's. When I recovered from my daze state I yelled at her. 'You brat!!' I yelled at her,though she didn't seem intimidated. In stead she yelled... 'My brothers here' and hugged her skull. I looked around and couldn't see anybody. Until, Walt,Carter and Zia entered the room.The scroll isn't here- 'Brother' the brat beamed. I looked at Walt for an explanation but the look in his eyes told me he was as much confused as I was. Anyway, monsters we have never seen before has surrounded us,we must get out of here. As he opened the door behind him more than a hundred gost that had yellow eyes and yellow teeth! Ewwh.( come on Sadie we have faced worse!) The little brat stepped in front of us.I tried to object but I couldn't move I was frozen with shock! She put down her skull right next to her and rested her index finger on the ground and said " rise and follow your mistress and if you think you have died in piece think again and I repeat rise an attack my enemys! Now rise and follow your mistress!" She chanted.Notting happened. Properly she was a mortal who found a skull and wanted to play Wonder Woman. After about 10 seconds the earth rumberled and gost and skeleton rose.Each time the other cost,our enemy tried to attack it got absorbed by the skeletons and the purplish gost the little girl was making.(see Carter I stopped calling her brat now shut up and let me tell the story!). The gost saw that they were out matched they screeched and yelled retreat but we will be back for you Serina. The monsters retreated and Serlina called back her gosts and ordered them to go back in the Underworld.😓

[[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/77/03/a3/7703a3bf77d5477a092e08e7ff27947a.png this.]]

[=LeBron=] James

{{LeBron James}}

* Crooked Penny is basically a Diplopia that can be used more than once with the downside that it has a 50/50 chance of destroying all items in the room instead of cloning them. Despite this gamble, there are some ways to work around this, and it's still possible to duplicate some of the other previous Game Breakers to stack them up. By using [[https://www.reddit.com/r/bindingofisaac/comments/631abw/how_to_get_infinite_diplopias_with_100_probability/ more complicated exploits,]] it's even possible to cheat the system. Despite needing at the very least Void and Glowing Hourglass (and Diplopia to speed up the process), just getting to a shop with Void and Restock would make that easy to pull off, as all items involved except Void are in the shop item pool.

[[folder:Misc. Words]]

!! Title: The Sprixie Princess return...

...But they've been redesigned to "look sexy." Basically, just picture using Princess Peach as a design base, except each Sprixie Princess keeps her hair color and style, and they like wear stuff that's like "tied to their biomes" or something. Green only wearing like a leaf on each boob and another one between her legs, Yellow with a similar revealing sand pattern, etc or something dumb like that.

Miyamoto also announces that because there's seven of them and seven Koopalings, that it "just makes perfect sense" to make them in to the "good guy Koopalings." They are now in every following game for the foreseeable future, Mario's list of partners in the future ''Paper Mario'' games (and yes, he always ends up recruiting them per game), they each replace Rosalina's alternate palettes in future ''Smash'' bros (in other words, they are alts to her just like the Koopalings are alts to Bowser Jr.), each of them gets their own slot in future ''Mario Karts'', pre-redesigned Sprixies might as well not even exist because all mentions of them are scrubbed, and

Also included in ''Odyssey'' is motorcycle racing (which is not optional), several hour-long cutscenes (which are optional), dramatic edgyness, knives as added weapons, and ''King of the Hill'' crossover DLC with Hank as a playable character. This announcement is concluded by saying that the development team just took ideas from 13 year-olds picked at random.

Oh yeah, and Waluigi ends up getting permakilled. We get a dramatic shot of him dying in Mario's arms as he looks up to the sky, but the scene was animated with glitches so instead of Mario just looking up his head kind of rolls in circles. This animation error gets left in the final game.


The thing is if anyone's gonna go "But it's better than Toads."


'''Lose!'' is one such ShowWithinAShow. A strange satire of competitive reality shows, ''Lose!'' is not named that because the players' intent is to deliberately try to "lose" something. No, it's because of the "sabotage system" where each challenge encourages players to actively screw with one-another.

!! Woah-hoaaaaah... here's the tropes, man

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The challenges of the special. They are, in order: do naked summersaults while avoiding flamethrowers, screwing a goat, and "climbing" (read: probably just jumping over) a two-foot wall.
* ChekhovsVolcano: The volcano of the island introduced in the end of the second episode "errupts" in the finale. But the lava is all fake.
* ConspicuousCG: Every setting that is not the show's stage at the beginning or the island's ground is done in the same style Fan usually uses to represent CGI. This means that just about the entirety of episode 2 until they reach the island at the end is in CG.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Surprisingly, even ''this'' has one: Editaa is all-but built to be the main antagonist, but then Light quickly catches on to her and eliminates her in the very first challenge. Lucky, the real BigBad, does ''not'' take kindly to this.
* DisneyDeath: Each challenge ends with someone getting "killed." Most of the "deaths" are obviously fake (Editaa falling just a few inches off a plank and Homer falling ''through'' CGI spikes)
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The host of the game is simply referred to as "Host." It's justified in that his real name is some random characters that seem to be unpronouncable.
* {{Expy}}: Pretty much everyone.
** Host is what would happen if [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Chris McClean]] toned down on the sadism and took up on some heavy pot. He even looks a lot like Chris, just under heavy sunglasses and with a giant hat that changes every episode.
** Lucky is one of the character with the same name from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. He also crosses over with Fan's "villified" Lucky, given that he's the BigBad of it all.
** Editaa
** Homer and Marge are standard SickeningSweethearts. However, they're named after Homer Simpson and Marge Simpson respectively, first-name wise. Less obvious is that Homer's last name is Griffin and Marge's is "Peccoshkmitt," a corruption of Lois's maiden name.
** Mike
* ParodySue:
* ShortRunners: In-universe, it only had four and a half episodes (the would-be fifth episode was a special that was pulled from the air in the middle due to the [[BeastialityIsDebraved goat-screwing]] in the second challenge)
* StonersAreFunny: It's heavily implied that Host is on something.


Pretty much "Wait, this one's a woman... oh ''WOW'' is this one a woman." That's the sort of "reaction" I'll be hoping for with this.


* On a similar note, there's the Bloat Mode mod. Every single enemy is replaced with the Bloat, perhaps the most infamous non-final boss in the entire game. What's also really funny is the way the menu is altered: underneath the typical crooked ''Isaac''-fonted "NORMAL" and "HARD," there's just "bloat" in an upright, different font [[StylisticSuck as if lazily added on by MS Paint.]]

So Olimar and Louie = Mario and Luigi, but I didn't get until now that the basic mooks of both series (Goombas and Bulborbs) are both ArmlessBiped[=s=].
Dammnit, I thought I could nest notes.
* DarthWiki/TheFallOfBradcote