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Reapers.The Undertale multiverse, with splitting and branching AUs 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 the HELP_tale crew. It can be read here. Story summary here. In the Transdimensional Arc of the Transcendence AU young Dipper mistrusts and is severely irritated by Alcor. Muggle-Mage Romance
Steven's Gem family continues to grow.
- Absentee Actor: Amethyst and Pearl don't appear in this episode.
- Always Someone Better: Navy gets used to Earth pretty quickly, which Lapis finds unbelievable given how long it took - and still takes - her.
- The Bad Guy Wins: 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.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Garnet wishes for another shooting star for Steven. One appears, but it turns out to be Navy.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Navy turns out to have been deceiving Steven the entire time.
- The Bus Came Back: Navy has returned from deep space.
- Continuity Nod:
- Garnet mentions how one of the Rubies tried to stab Steven.
- Steven mentions their past events with the Rubies.
- A Day in the Limelight: For Navy, Lapis, and Peridot.
- Didn't Think This Through: 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.
- Dislikes the New Guy: Lapis is very distrustful of Navy for seemingly adapting to Earth extremely rapidly and being so forgiving. Those feelings are not without merit.
- Downer Ending: 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.
- Easily Forgiven: 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.
- Failed a Spot Check: Navy failed to see her ship the first time she was at the barn, though this may have been part of her ruse.
- The Farmer and the Viper: 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 this was just a lie.
- For the Evulz: 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.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: Right before Navy leaps at Garnet and Steven, you can see her expression get really angry.
- Hope Spot: 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.
- I Lied: 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.
- Kick the Dog: Navy admits to spending the entire time gaining Steven's trust just so she could watch his face after she revealed her true intentions.
- Late to the Punchline: Garnet only just got the reason for Navy's nickname.
- Like a Fish Takes to Water: Navy appears to adapt to Earth far more quickly than Lapis did, leading the latter to resent her.
- Mistaken Identity: Before Steven clarifies, Garnet briefly thinks Navy was the one who tried to stab Steven in space instead of Eyeball.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: 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.
- Precision Crash: Navy randomly falls from space right in front of the Beach House.
- Reality Ensues: 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.
- Rocketless Reentry: Navy returns to Earth by crashing into the ground in front of the Temple.
- Security Blanket: 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.
- Selfless Wish: Garnet's shooting star wish was for another so Steven could make a wish.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: 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.
- Skewed Priorities: 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.
- Sky Face: Navy appears in the sky at the end of the episode.
- The Sleepless: 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.
- Smarter Than You Look: After all her previous appearances as a ditzy Minion with an F in Evil, Navy reveals herself to be quite clever, playing on Steven's good nature to get her ship back.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Even after revealing her true nature, Navy speaks in the same airy half-whisper.
- Subverted Suspicion Aesop: Lapis' suspicions towards Navy easily forgiving them for all the mess they put and her the Rubies through turn out to be right.
- Sugary Malice: Navy still maintains her sweet personality, even after it's revealed that she's still on Homeworld's side.
- Thrown Out the Airlock: 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.
- Villain Has a Point: 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.
- Wham Line:
Navy: The only thing wrong, is that. You're. Still holding on. (Evil Laugh)
- Wham Shot: 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.
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- The Extremist Vector
- Amar Despues De Amar
- 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. Check it.
- The show managed to parody everything related to pop culture, from Initial D to Wile E Coyote And The Roadrunner. 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 Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe 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 SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron 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 "In Too Deep" event manages to combine this with Nightmare Fuel, by completely avoiding any hint of lightheartedness that Steven Universe commercials usually portray, including a really well-done Dark Reprise of Pearl's lines "If you could only know, what we really are" from the extended theme. It also shows 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.
This link should send you to the Big Bad page if I understood this rightly. You do know that this is the page with the most links right? Far more than The Hero since Villains Act, Heroes React. (Real nightmare trying to edit that link in). When I first found that link it was called The Bad Guys Make the Plot Either that or Evil is Cool. Both could explain the popularity of the Big Bad page.
Lion, Part 1
The lion was a familiar or friend to Rose Quartz.When she died, the lion wandered alone for a while until it ran into Steven and the Gems. Knowing they must be connected with Rose Quartz, it felt the need to follow them and protect them from the Desert Glass.
Lion is Rose Quartz
- Somehow, even though part of her became Steven, she was reincarnated to become Lion. It explains it's color and the fact that it has strange Gem-like powers and is overly attached to Steven.
Lion is a member of a domesticated species used by Gems to help in their missions.With most of the Gems presumably gone, there was no one left to help maintain the species, but some feral ones did survive, like Lion. Lion appears to have had some natural drive to destroy the dangerous desert glass, but is also very good with people, even somewhat annoying kids who poke and prod him. In addition, his domestication would explain why he seemed to feel a desire to protect Steven. It's also possible that Lion is very old (after all, the Gems are a functionally immortal race, so they'd probably want any pets or working animals to at least be long-lived) and had a Gem owner many decades ago. The owner died, but Lion continued to travel the world doing the job he was bred and raised to do. He decided to stay with the Crystal Gems out of his natural affinity for the race.
- Maybe his owner was Rose Quartz, who had to leave him behind at some point prior to her joining the Crystal Gems. Lion could sense Rose's gem in Steven, hence why he was so gentle.
The lion is a manifestation of magic that appeared when Steven was born.He's obviously connected to Rose somehow, but if he was her pet, it's weird that the other Gems wouldn't know. When a Gem has a child, part of their magic breaks off and forms an animal guide. The Crystal Gems don't know about this because Steven is the first Gem child.
- Unlikely, given that Lion is strongly implied if not stated to have existed before Steven was born.
Lion is one of Rose's plant creatures.In Watermelon Steven, it's revealed that Rose had the ability to turn plants into sentient creatures. Lion's mane and coloration look similar to the moss flowers from Lars and the Cool Kids. Maybe she brought one of them to life to watch over Steven before she died.
Lion is Pink DiamondWe are lead to assume Lion is just some familiar of Rose's but to date have yet to see or hear of any other implications that creatures that are as gem-like as Lion (magic powers and unusual abilities, a consistent but unnatural color scheme that matches gemstones, looks like a species that it clearly can't be, and the gem's trademark pocket space which most likely comes from a gem hidden inside his mane since so far we have seen only the gemstones themselves have this ability) but aren't simply gems in an animal form, like what we've seen Amethyst do multiple times, or a corrupted gem, which doesn't seem to be the case here though his mane is similar to Centipeetle's, exist at all. We have seen enough implications that there was once a "Pink Diamond", but they are no longer a part of the White, Blue, and Yellow Diamond's order and Rose has a pink triangle like the colored triangles of the supposed diamonds in the center of her rose symbol indicating that at the very least she is affiliated with him, just as Pearl is by the pink Diamond on her suit. But while some point to her gem not being a proper color for a Rose Quartz to have her skin's tone clearly is while lion's primary color is far closer to the intensity found in the Pink Diamonds they are comparing her to. There is something about Lion that Rose thought was so important she felt she could never allow any of her fellow gems to even know that he existed at all, which would be very odd if he was "merely" a familiar to their only leader Rose Quartz, and according to Rose's video to Steven him being a part of Rose Quartz herself made after her passing sounds incredibly unlikely so what else could make him so important? Word of God is "Gems are gems" so the theory that Diamond is only a title that gets associated with a color based on who "earns" it also sounds odd as that would indicate that no gems are actually the gems they seem to be made from and goes directly against the heavy implications that all gems are made with specific purposes in mind. But what if the Rose surrounding the Pink Diamond's triangle, protecting and hiding it at it's core, is showing her status of being something akin to a bodyguard or knight (which her shielding abilities and healing tears make her a better candidate for being "made" for either role than leading a race as leaders rarely need to be in the battlefield) to Pink Diamond instead, and Pink Diamond supported Rose's rebellion (as Lion cares enough for Rose he is helping Steven in his own way and his keeping some of her precious belongings safe long after her "death") if not secretly played a bigger part in it's creation himself with Rose making herself the primary figurehead to protect him as is her duty? What better form for a former leader of a race that leans towards feminine humanoid forms to take when trying to lay low for whatever reason, possibly to wait for his dear protector to be to become of age again which is why he is helping Steven recover Rose's legacy so they can continue some grand plan he made with her ages ago, than an apparently male animal which has the benefit of literally hiding his gem from view if other unwitting gems come across him before the time comes? Maybe Pearl wasn't wrong in saying Rose never had a lion, since we saw with Lapis Lazuli not all gems can identify each other on sight unless the gems make it obviously known, and maybe Lion does have a proper gem name after all with a rank well suited for "the king of beasts".
- Unless there's something we're missing, this seems to be Jossed, as Pink Diamond was shattered.
Alternate to the above, Lion is basically the lion equivalent to Steven.Gems are vastly different than humans in many variety of ways. Would it be that odd if one fell in love with a "King of Beasts"?
Lion is related to the magic moss seen in "Lars and the Cool Kids"I don't mean this literally of course, what I mean is that the magic moss was simply the precursor to Lion. Rose simply found a way to create a magical lion by studying the moss or at the very least some other magical plant.
Lion used to belong to Pink Diamond.Rose took him because Pink Diamond died or she was mistreating him.
Lion isn't an alien. He's from Earth and was there when Rose Quartz first arrived.He's just as old as her, if not older. Lion is actually the very first true lion in all of existence, with all lions in the world being his descendants. He has powers and is pink because that's the true form of a lion, which just got diluted over the years. Lion is the anomaly that actually first brought Gemkind to Earth, but they kept it a secret. Rose kept him secret too.
Lion was once Greg's catThis theory came from a YouTube comment. When Greg's cat died, Rose cried her healing tears on him and he was revived as Lion. This would explain why the rest of the Crystal Gems didn't know about Lion: he probably lived with Greg initially. Lion is drawn to Steven and wants to protect him because Steven has Rose's gem and Lion is loyal to the Gem that brought him back from the dead. Evidence includes all of the cat supplies in Greg's storage unit. The flaw in this theory is how Lion got away from Greg and wound up in the desert.
Lion is a corrupted Gem.But a successfully-rehabilitated one. Rose did have the ability to heal a corrupted gem through her hybridization experiments, but it cost the gem its full sapience and made him (her?) into a more utilitarian animal than a Gem; sort of like an idealized pack mule.
Lion was spawned off of Rose, similar to how Gem Monsters create miniature versions of themselves.Several of the different Gem monsters seen so far have had the ability to create miniature versions of themselves for combat. This would suggest that the ability might be innate to certain types of Gems. Lion was created through this method for Steven.
Lion was the first organic/Gem creature hybrid.While not a true Gem, he was created through similar methods of creating Gem lifeforms, while also being organic. Rose created him to see if Gem/organic hybrid life was possible.
Lion was created by Rose from Pink Diamond...on accident. At least partially.It's made abundantly clear that Rose didn't want to shatter Pink Diamond...so it's not outside the realm of possibility she was crying when she did it. Rose's tears are shown to not be able to fix shattered Gems...but like Steven, her powers were tied to her emotions. So her SINCERE desire for there to be another way that didn't entail Pink Diamond's death caused something strange to happen, possibly combined with Pink Diamond being...well, a DIAMOND. Somehow, some way, her tears were altered by her emotions and resulted in Pink Diamond's shards becoming something more than just a pile of lifeless shards. That something was what, either by accident or Rose realizing it and doing something on her own, ultimately resulted in Lion's existence and Pink Diamond, in some capacity, living on. So in a sense, Lion could be seen as Pink Diamond's Reincarnation. This is also why he doesn't have a visible Gem: he was born from either Pink Diamond's data directly or from her shards, and thus not her whole complete Gem.
Lion was Pink Pearl.Pearls are considered high-quality gems with no citizenship, acting as decoration and servants to high ranking gems. Yellow Diamond and Blue Diamond are shown to possess their own Pearls (apply named "Yellow Pearl" and "Blue Pearl"). Each of the Pearls presented in the show (including the Crystal Gems Pearl should she belong to White Diamond) are tinted the color of their owner, have hair and clothes mildly resemble the shape of their master's clothes and have the placements of their gems on the same spot as their owners. According to Peridot, Pearls are meant for "holding [their] stuff for [them]", which could possibly allude to Pearl's ability to store objects inside a pocket dimension in her gem, thus it is assumed that all Pearls have this ability. Who else has such an ability? This theory presents the idea that Lion was - in fact - a Pink colored pearl lost on earth and loyal to Rose Quartz. So why a Lion? Odds are, nearly all other gems shown on the show were originally humanoid and coherent, but somehow became corrupted and started turning into monsters. In "Monster Buddies" Garnet claimed that Rose tried to repair these corrupted gems, so it is fairly possible that at some point between the end of the war and Steven's birth, Rose found Lion and was able to tame "him" much like how Steven was able to befriend the Centipeetle Mother. She would then use Lion's ability to store objects in "his" mane and keep some of her more precious items safely.
I am not at all sure what is going on here. But Glowfic is awesome and needs more eyes on it because the tvtropes entry is kind of weird because most of the people editing it are inexperienced. Or have bad English.
I think the No Mercy path might qualify as Springtime for Hitler (it tries to be unsatisfying and is practically littered with neon signs telling you to abort it and spare something yet it ended up being one of the most well-known and well-liked aspects of the game), gonna draft a possible trope entry here:
- The No Mercy path in Undertale. It serves mostly as a deconstruction of grinding in RPGs and is made to be very unsatisfying both emotionally and in terms of gameplay. It's a bleak tragety-horror where you're the monster causing the misery of others with the goal to Kill 'em All, and the game gives you several very explicit signs that you should at least boot yourself to a neutral run. It also punishes you with two difficult bosses, one of which intentionally relies on Fake Difficulty. Despite this, the path ended up getting roughly just as much, if not more attention as the pacifist and especially various neutral paths. Not helping matters is that the final boss of the run is also highly popular largely because of the boss fight itself,
- "Racist Mario," (NSFW) a Mario Kart parody about Mario going insane and killing everybody in gory fashions because he's racist against all of the third-party characters added. If you asked "What third-party characters?" then you've just made the trope's point. Mario Kart 8 had a few downloadable crossover characters, but they were all from Nintendo, while the extras here are just from other random companies. It's also pretty unlikely that it's referring to the arcade-only installments, which do have crossover (with Namco Bandai). It hardly seems like a Mario Kart parody so much an excuse to try to cram in violence for humor and throw some digs towards Nintendo.
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I Am Blue
If I was green I would die.
Me Being a Dick
- The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage tries to give a genuine aesop (as it's the Stylistic Suck 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.
- Canon Discontinuity: Well, fan fic discontinuity. Of his "linked" continuities.
- Fan explicitely stated that Total Drama World Tour Rewrite does not take place in the same verse as any other stories he wrote as of him saying that, and the chances of it getting any future Canon Welding are extremely slim. While it references a lot of his other stories (mostly to urge readers to read them instead), most of the time it gets references is through a joke on how terrible it is. Particularly the old version, which he became ashamed of for its bashing-like nature and a ridiculous Unwanted Harem subplot where Harold suddenly had eight of the female contestants crushing after him. And the rewrite mostly exists to also make fun of the old version. According to him, his own regret towards that story even ended up turning him off of harems and Thousand Ship-Launchers in general — hence why naruto the guy with the ninja portrays Naruto's "harem takeover" as a bad thing, and why Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage seems to be set up to kill as many Dipper ships as possible.
- GPF is even harsher towards 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems. It is one of the very few stories that he had outright discontinued — although he did write a half-hearted ending that involved traveling around GPF's other works leading up to the finale and gathering all the characters together to get the Big Bad. Despite the Continuity Cavalcade in said joke ending, 496 itself isn't referenced at all and Fan even outright stated that he tries to even mention it as little as possible. (His reasoning is that at least he feels comfortable enough with TDWTR to make fun of it.) It even reached the point where he said that Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Who's Getting a Spinoff? was the first story of his where Meulin had a very major role, when she was planned to be both the protagonist and (through an offshoot) the eventual Big Bad in 496. It did, however, get alluded to early in Bl:oo<dswap: 496 had a Hanksprite, as does Bl:oo<dswap, and a doomed Dave in the latter explicitely tells the alpha Dave that Hanksprite was a mistake.
- The remake of Sweet Jade and Hella John was ret-conned into being the fic's definitive version. The original webcomic was going to be part of the SBIG continuity, but this was eventually retconned as Fan felt ashamed of several aspects of it. Another reason is that he thought it became way too pointlessly complicated to search, and had a very unfocused plot that jumped around a lot and had too many unnecessary characters.
- Continuity Lockout:
- Even his more complex stories tend to only have one recap each if you're lucky (with the original Sweet Jade and Hella John, with a total of five recaps (although he only ever finished the first and final ones), and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, with one recap per season, being the only fics with more) and
- Getting into his Gravity Falls works? You should probably read run:gifocalypse first. What's that? You're not interested? Well... don't say we didn't warn you when he throws on over fourteen new characters roughly within one chapter. RG introduces the copies at a much slower, more reasonable pace.
- Deconstruction Fic: While he says he's more fond of reconstructions, that does not stop him from getting more deconstructive from time to time.
- naruto the guy with the ninja staddles between this and a full-blown Take That! at harem Wish Fulfillment "powerful [lead character]" fics (mostly due to Fan's own Old Shame) by portraying someone (in this case Naruto, a common subject of these types of stories) gaining some extreme power, a large amount of women, and control over the village as a bad thing. Naruto becomes a childish dictator thanks to the sheer overpowered abilities he's simply born with, and the focus is on a number of survivors trying to (and eventually succeeding with) taking him down and restoring order to the world. The fic also goes over that if such stories try to play Hard Work Hardly Works 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.
- Escape From Fanservice Island does this twofold, one towards the beginning and a different one towards the end. Interestingly, when one is at work, the other is handled in more of a reconstruction-y manner. Neither of which are exactly exclusive to Gravity Falls, but fandoms in general.
- The first is at the Draco in Leather Pants trope. In short, [...] The story does, however, end with some kind of middle ground: Fan doesn't think there's anything inherantly wrong with redemption in of itself, so long as there is an actual development towards it and the character doesn't just jump from an asshole to a sobbing, regretful wreck in the span between canon's events and the fic's events.
- The second is towards contrived "Embarassed Naked Female (or Male)" stories, or any general fanservice that focuses on humiliation of being exposed in public. While the cast is on the island, it's at Affectionate Parody levels — Soos lampshades that he was not expecting a story where both the men and women end up in the buff, pointing out how American sitcoms (particularly animated ones like Family Guy) tend to do the former more while anime tends to do the latter. After some jokes about how overly-contrived it is, the nudity immediately takes a backseat and the characters quickly just lose all shame completely. Then they leave the island and end up in public where they have to avoid cops, things change. The fic spends that first bit of them trying to make it to Piedmont going over how a Naked People Trapped Outside situation would not be fun, not be sexy, and instead a horribly painful and scarring experience. While this only really applies for chapter 9, the rest of the story does not bother trying to reconstruct it. GPF reportedly did this because he had a preference towards Shameless Fanservice Girls, but he got the idea that the Reluctant Fanservice Girl was far more popular. He wanted to write something where the readers are supposed to genuinely sympathize with the character(s, in this case six) being forced in the situation instead of oggling them.
- Fan Disservice:
- 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 Fan Disservice 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 Hot Spirngs Episode! 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 Self-Fanservice applied to them (.GIFfany being a very notable exception), and for every Male Gaze 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 Body Horror feature like making temporary mouths appear on her body to try to chomp Melody in half.
- The Disc One Final Boss, the Troll (real name Zeskit, but everyone just calls him the Troll), just looks like Ezekiel's head slapped on BonziBUDDY's body. And with a large, Ultra Greed-esque ass. Thought Fan Disservice about humanoid butts was bad enough? Now try it with a purple gorilla.
- Chapter 9
- In general, even the large number of naked .GIFfanys which vary their appearances and take on the forms of just about every Cute Monster Girl under the sun clashes horribly seeing the Eldritch Abominations around the island. The Boundry Guardians also take note — massive... flesh things coated with eyes and teeth. When they all fuse together and start sending a shitload of centipede-like things after the main group, you'd probably stop caring about their Scenery Censor 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.
- The Hill King:
- Joker Immunity:
- Mind Screw:
- 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
- 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. Why is Nepeta's Hat alive and the main antagonist? How does Jack exist in this world? What
- Friends Till the End constantly leaves you guessing on whether or not it's All Just a Dream, like 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,
- Rated M for Money:
- Escape From Fanservice Island fell under this. Once upon a time, when first drafting the very basics of its plan, it may have started as a parody of Author Appeal fic with the specific goal to "make a deliberately shitty excuse to have as much naked .GIFfany butt as possible (and Melody, Darlene, and Pyronica because why not; throw in Soos, Stan, and Ford too)," by the time he so much as started writing the first chapter he had a clear focus on the actual plot. And the plot is surprisingly complex for a fic just meant to jab at fics that only serve as Self-Fanservice — no less than two fakeout villains before the real final Big Bad is revealed, a lot of playing with Anachronic Order (as part of leaving Fan's comfort zone, the main seven characters also split up a lot), Chekhov's Armory all over the place, every thing is foreshadowed, an overarching mystery, a number of somewhat obscure references to canon, and a sudden explosion in character count once the main group finally leaves the island. This trope comes in with the end result — take out the forced in nudity jokes and EFFI could actually be something remotely teen-friendly, if not kid-friendly if you remove .GIFfany's intentionally jarring and out-of-place swearing. Hell, near the beginning the summary mentioned that the story could have passed for a T-rating if Fan reviewed it again and changed his mind, although the "massage" in chapter 2 made him put his foot down on M. The trope comes into play in that EFFI mostly just crams in ass- and breast-related humor to justify having an M rating, and only has that rating to try to see if he can bait people into reading something that just comes off as pure fanservice.
- Ship Sinking:
- He openly confessed that one of the side-goals to the Stylistic Suck The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage was to eventually kill off all of the remotely popular Dipper pairings, just to see if he could. The epilogue implies that he finds love in the form of a new roommate in a Big Bang Theory-esque scenario when he moves to an apartment ten years in the future, but when it comes to the canon characters he has no such luck. In rough chronological order:
- Bill/Dipper is not only sunk, but mocked in the third chapter when Gideon tries to give Bill a physical form without any sort of riftway. He fails horribly, and instead makes a teenage human clone of Bill explicitely called "Not-Bill" that quickly goes yandere for Dipper for no reason. This pisses the real Bill off — he sees Not-Bill as a mockery of him, and once he (through possessing Gideon) takes care of Not-Bill, he states that he finds the idea of being paired with Dipper ridiculous. A later chapter says that he doesn't even consider Dipper that much of an important enemy, and that if he got his goals, he'd just leave two of his mooks to eat him — which is exactly what he does near the end of canon.
- Not only are Dipper and Pacifica revealed to be biological brother and sister in this universe, even if that was ignored chapter 6 has a scenario where the Big Bad threatens to cause an apocalypse if they don't kiss. They first hesitate because of aformentioned biological relation, but this eventually leads to a full-blown argument when Pacifica comes to the realization that she does not like the idea of seeking out dangerous supernatural threats at all, and wouldn't want Dipper to do the same if they became closer. (It helps that, in this fic's timeline, the last supernatural adventure she went on was the 1,000-room hellhouse of Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion.) Dipper strongly disagrees and sees a future for himself where he's ghost hunting. This escalates — especially when Mabel is dragged along — until they unknowingly run out of time before the "kiss" (in their defense, said Big Bad never told them they were on a time limit), and thus causing the Typomonster to bring forth the Mechanical Bosses.
- And any chances of him ending up with Candy is taken care of in chapter 8,
- The very last part before the epilogue randomly sinks Dipper/Wendy when the former confesses to the latter, only to find out that she's already started a relationship with Tambry out of nowhere. Wendy laughs off the idea of being together anyway and calls him out for the levels in jerkass he took during the second half of Journals. (And he does take a level in jerkass during chapters 6-10.)
- Another, more effort-given Gravity Falls fanwork — Escape From Fanservice Island — has GPF intentionally break his rules about not trying to overly glorify certain villainous characters and wanted to see if he could pull an Alternative Character Interpretation out of his ass for some villains. Chapters 2-4 can be read in any order. Those that read them in numberical order would find that the chapters go out of their way to imply mending relationships and setting up Soos/.GIFfany/Melody and Stan/Darlene. From the fifth chapter, the story kind of laughs off these ideas, but leaves them ambiguous by the end anyway. You'd think that the fourth chapter, focused on Ford and Pyronica, would follow as well, right? Hell no. Pyronica remains an active, major villain without much of an excuse backstory, down to the point where she almost manages to hijack the plot from the real Big Bad.
- Total Zeksmit completely sinks Bridgette/Ezekiel when it's revealed that this verse's Bridgette is only into other women, and slowly sinks Ezekiel/Izzy when it becomes clearer that neither of them see each-other in that way, and Ezekiel even sort of roots for her to end up with Bridgette.
- Both versions of Sweet Jade and Hella John are ship massacres,
- He openly confessed that one of the side-goals to the Stylistic Suck The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage was to eventually kill off all of the remotely popular Dipper pairings, just to see if he could. The epilogue implies that he finds love in the form of a new roommate in a Big Bang Theory-esque scenario when he moves to an apartment ten years in the future, but when it comes to the canon characters he has no such luck. In rough chronological order:
- Springtime for Hitler:
- Total Drama World Tour Rewrite spent several years as his most-reviewed story (not saying that much, it was at 20 while nothing else even broke 8), despite him regretting the original version. He remade it, first to tone down on Harold and Ezekiel's Gary Stu-ishness while also toning down on the bashing... then he got the idea to make everything after the first Aftermath as shitty and full of Shocking Swerves as possible that people would be turned off of it, hopefully redirecting them another story he wrote.
- Bobby Hill's Minecraft Harem Adventure was supposed to be another shitty
- Take That!:
- Fan says that his all-time biggest fan fiction pet-peeve is The Stations of the Canon, 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 Steven Universe 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 Couch Gag "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 "...You're legally requiring that Cartoon Network orders another episode of Teen Titans Go!.") 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.
- Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage:
- At one point Dipper remarks that he's a better hero with a missing arm than Finn, referencing a somewhat polarizing plot-turn from the episode "Breezy."
- When the Love God appears in chapter 6, he's an inexplicable douchebag who has a villainous plan of trying 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. He also gets his ass kicked a lot, even when not in "serious combat." While a lot of it is intentional exaggeration as part of the story's Stylistic Suck, the actual Great Pikmin Fan did not like how the episode handled its message (even with Journal 3's clarifications) and wrote the closest thing it had to a Monster of the Week as an over-the-top antagonist to reflect on thatnote . (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 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 Character Development by that point helped just a tiny bit), and ultimately ends up getting killed by 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.
- Fan says that his all-time biggest fan fiction pet-peeve is The Stations of the Canon, 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:
- Stuff, like a kind of "what if I did more online talking" and actually made some games or whatever:
- Trial-and-Error Gameplay is another one, to the point where he fully quit a game he was stream
We're starting to leave the dickishness...
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer:
- Professor Dove in his Gravity Falls continuities is a psychopathic (even by the standards of a derivative of .GIFfany), "edgy" womanchild hipster 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 Elemental Powers. Interestingly, she was just going to go with electricity because 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.)
- Carl Stevens in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals. Thanks to some serious nerfing 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... 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 while she's dying from Lawyer Guy, despite the fact that Seras and to a much greater extent, Rip has both way more combat experience and spent more time in Hecksing. Although Carl also being a Parody Sue might have something to do with it.
- Extremely Short Time Span:
- Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers takes place entirely over one day, which is impressive considering how that one day includes 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
- 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.
- run:gifocalypse takes place over only four days, despite featuring a wide-scale world tour and an invasion of billions.
- 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. 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.
- Godzilla Threshold:
- Handicapped Badass:
- 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 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 Distress Ball 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 Canada. Mabel even moreso: after she and Nzyvo each blow up one of the other's leg, she eventually leads a Humongous Mecha assault, continues her role as an expy of Simon, and eventually kills her own dark counterpart Anti-Spiral expy. Then there's The Dreaded 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 Dave Strider, yet he and Jade still fight crime as a hobby.
- Superman Stays out of Gotham:
- Crconikals verse:
- While they do quickly get the likes of several trolls with psychic powers and some pretty high technology on their side, the Rainbow Crew is still usually outclassed by Hecksing in every way. Especially while Alucard's alive... and even moreso once Rip permanently joins. None of the main humans have any kind of abilities to help them out, and when John and Jade do learn fire and ice powers it comes from scrolls they bought from Dracula. Hecksing would likely completely mop the floor with the various enemies that the Rainbow Crew encounters, including the Troll Empress and the Felt, except that they're off in the United Kingdoms of London dealing with the Millennium while the Crew does most of their work in Chicago. The chapter focused on the two groups crossing over and meeting (as Hecksing took a vacation to Chicago at the moment and happened to find the Rainbow Crew while they were fighting pirates) also hangs a note that Hecksing could have just blown through a lot of the various enemies the Crew faces against.
- The Spartan time travelers could absolutely steamroll any problem and could even make a utopia timeline, given that time travel in this verse just allows for limitless alternate universe creations whenever a Stable Time Loop is violated and has no real downsides whatsoever. They just have strict rules against intentionally making a split timeline — they do not want their units to become mad with the idea of making a perfect timeline.
- The 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 Literal Split Personality begins some time between EDventure and its direct Stealth Sequel Zombie Attack!, they don't become established demon hunters until they enter their late twenties, which occurs in the 2000s. Another ten years later, the Homestuck cast gets involved with the events of Kids Fit the Trolls. And further in the future still, the "Six Sages" get together to start researching. However, by the last group, they have time travel — the trope comes in to play when how they only use that time travel to help the Homestuck crew, and conveniently only when the HS cast gets overwhelmed by the Crossover Crystal. Edd is forced to fight the Kankers' Zombie Apocalypse on his own, as is the Isaac family with Satan attacking the beach.
- Crconikals verse:
- The Ending Changes Everything:
- The end of run:gifocalypse. .GIFfany isn't nearly as Love Makes You Stupid-struck as the fic had been implying and was actually something of a chessmaster. She faked having actually redeemed herself to some degree and her whole act near the end was just to finally get closer to Soos without being glitched up and without being in the debt of her other copies.
As you can tell from these sheets and alternate selves, I love complexity. Ideally these splits should ALL be necessaryRG and "expansions:"
- Mystery Shacknote
- .GIFfany Copies:
- Creatures and Other Oddities Not Related to .GIFfany
- Human Allies and Enemies
- Rainbow Crew:
- Other Allies and Neutral Characters
The character sheet for [some dumb parody thing]. Do note that this not only not mark any spoilers for canonical Gravity Falls whatsoever, some important events and details might be given away in this sheet itself!
All of the Main Seven
As a Whole
- Continuity Cavalcade: These guys act out a number of references to various things Fan had written about in detail, in a sort-of homage style. Usually the fics themselves, but on occasion canon. (Especially if he's written a large number of works/lengthy works for that canon.) To wit:
- Love Triangle: .GIFfany/Soos/Melody is quickly revealed as Type 6 (.GIFfany is the "a"), despite looking like a Type 4 at first. Starting from around chapter 6, Ford/Darlene gets teased, and so they and Stan form something of a Type 10 (Stan's a, Darlene's b, Ford's c). Pyronica is completely uninvolved with any sort of realtionship drama, as she's too busy being the final antagonist.
- Plot Armor: The Hexagram Emergency seems to be an in-universe example, with Fan's in-story character saying that its users can only die from a Heroic or Just death (just like God Tiering in Homestuck). He immediately claims that he's just joking — he cites that, for once, this isn't the type of story where the main characters die. None of the six gets their lives threatened, so it's unclear whether Fan was being honest about the Heroic/Just system being in-universe was real or not.
- Screw Destiny: The Boundry Guardians were supposed to ensure that none of them ever leave the island. The gang fights through hell and back to make sure that they do.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: It's practically a Running Gag near the latter part of the story that
- Three Lines, Some Waiting: They often split in to two or three groups. (Oddly, never really four, as that would be impossible without having one of them go completely solo — something Fan's not that interested in.) For the entire first four chapters — with chapters 2, 3, and 4 focusing on a different group — it's like this. Chapter 1 has Stan and Ford exploring the island while Soos and Melody stay behind to fix the ship, and just when the Stans leave .GIFfany reveals herself to them. Stan and Ford get separated thanks to a cave-in, and Stan encounters Darlene while Ford meets with Pyronica. Once they meet up at the end of the 2/3/4 division, in chapter 6 they split again, but this time the respective creature is swapped around. (Ford bonds with Darlene a little, Stan ends up in the .GIFfany society, and Soos and Melody have to deal with Pyronica.) Even then, they still occasionally split up, in to more random and experimental groups still. Part of this is because Fan thought that he "groups up" character groups too often (citing Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals as the worst offender, and how that story was more coherant the smaller the given group was), so he splits them more akin to something like Homestuck once
The Humans in General
The "Creatures" in General
- Ascended Extra: .GIFfany and Darlene were originally one-offs, and the latter didn't even re-appear in Journal 3. Pyronica isn't exactly a one-off, but she was just one of Bill's several background monsters and only had a few lines for all her appearances. They're all main characters here. One of them's even the true Big Bad.
- Not Me This Time: In the first chapter, each of them get accused as being the reason why the Stan O War II crashed on Fanservice Island. Their respective accusers say that
- Magic Skirt: Averted to hell and back with his Hexagram Emergency outfit. While the six in general just barely cover their goods (Soos might be the exception, his robe looking more modest than the others, but it's implied that he has a lot more to cover), the story points out that his wind-forest association results in a lot of wind blowing around him, constantly blowing his outfit up. Covering him is what the bright lights are for.
- Tempting Fate: He has an incredibly poor track record of doing this:
- Right in the first chapter, he remarks that one of his weapons is highly special and should not fall in the wrong hands— he doesn't even finish the sentence before the Troll swipes it from him. Of course, said weapon turns out to be
- Comically Missing the Point: A Running Gag is that the highly sexual nature of Romance Academy 7 completely flies over his head. He just thinks of the game as being about "talking," and believes
- The Cuckoolander Was Right:
- Noodle Incident: Another Running Gag centered around him is his stories — we never get to read them directly, just his accounts and words on them. Often he leaves out details, or (from chapters 5 onward) the narrative just cuts to him as he's wrapping the plot up.
- Divergent Character Evolution: As Fan... "elegantly" puts:
"Maybe some people might call the canon Melody a 'Female Soos' or something, those same people would sure as hell not call this Melody one."
- Flanderization: What's bad is that this is compared to Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage, an intentionally poorly-written story by the same author. In this case, her perversion from that fic is exaggerated — . Seeing as EFFI was intentionally written without much care or effort place in to it compared to Fan's other stories, this is completely intentional.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She's in a really weird variation therof where the reason why she's not with Rumble anymore is handwaved that Weirdmageddon made him "too soft," but she likes his reports on what Soos (and the rest of the town) pulled off during the final battle, and the way Soos never really gave up trying to help people over the four days of the apocalypse. She concludes that Soos is more "manly" than Rumble McSkirmish, and goes back to stalking him instead. It's later revealed that this is a bunch of bullshit —
- The Bad Guy Wins: Subverted. She would have eventually, successfully seduced Soos and Melody at the very end in to buying into her weird plan, the only problem being that they wanted kids and she did not.
- Batman Gambit: Her plan in chapter 2 when Soos and Melody try to run away from her is to do absolutely nothing, assuming they'll just return to the spot right away. (The fact that this was at night helped.) After they fail at finding either Stan and have a nasty run-in with the centipede-like monsters, they do in fact return towards her.
- Children Are a Waste: She seems to have a low opinion on actually having kids (Dove moreso, but that's an extension of being the kind of sort of opinion-sharer of Great Pikmin Fan, who freely admits that he hates children as a Running Gag), as she just thinks they'll get in the way of "romance." While they're not child-like, it's implied that her having to deal with kind of sibling-ish copies of herself probably planted her in that opinion. Soos wanting to have seven of them is what ultimately turned her off of him for good.
- Double Entendre: She uses these from time to time, but acts like she's "accidentally" pulling innuendos. She reveals in chapter 11 that every last one of them was completely intentional.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: As her "physical form" is really not so much a complete "body" as it is a large "shell" of hardened mass that she made, she's practically unkillable. Of course she's the one that gets subjected to things that would normally kill someone else, and always with a Major Injury Underreaction.
- Laser-Guided Karma: She ends up back in Fight Fighters pinning after Rumble, although with the ability to leave when she wants, except now she's sharing the game with an ever-growing amount of septillions of other copies of her, all of them gunning for Rumble. A mega-yandere now ends up having to fight with her own past army to win someone's affection over.
- Ms. Fanservice: Even compared to Melody and Darlene. She's the only one of the main seven with an actual redesign (which is justified, as EFFI's plot would be a hell of a lot harder if she was a 2D sprite limited to computer programs — what isn't is her inexplicable high height and larger bust), is far more seductive than anyone else in the fic, has an army of Cute Monster Girls by her side, and somehow has even more emphasis on her ass than anyone else — which is saying a lot. She even foregoes the running gag of the fic reminding the readers that a Scenery Censor is "supposed" to be in place completely (almost completely, she turns her self-censoring off some times and the narrative goes back to the scenery variety) due to her ability to pixelate herself. In some ways, she technically exposes more than the others as her bits are "on display," just scrambled in a lower resolution. Word of God even cites her as the sole reason why EFFI can't exactly nudge itself over to pass for a T rating. He isn't wrong — without her, there wouldn't be much reason out-universe to include Soos or especially Melody in the story, and that trio's sub-plots tend to be the most sexual by far, while the Stan "vs" Darlene and especially Ford vs Pyronica conflicts are much closer to a standard adventure. She also doubles as a Mr. Fanservice thanks to her sex-shifting ability carried over from Journals. (At one point, Melody briefly toys around with her customizing options.)
- Obligatory Swearing: Fan enforced this — she and her copies are the only characters in EFFI allowed to actually swear, simply because GPF thought it would be funny that she of all people was foul-mouthed. Melody lampshades this the first time she cusses.
- Running Gagged: After Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage and a few gags in Spooky's (as well as this fic itself) play around with it, the end of this story finally settles down on how Fan portrays a physical .GIFfany's race instead of being ambiguous. But given as the story was intentionally half-assed,
- Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth:
- Non-eating example: She finds Great Pikmin Fan's Author Avatar so incomprehensible and prone to rambling that even she doesn't find anything he say intersting, instead just baffling. And she's programmed to find everything her player (the important thing is that, in this story's logic, this extends to anyone who tries to strike a non-violent conversation with her) says to be interesting. And he wasn't even trying to date her — he just liked her character concept and wanted to share his fan fiction with her. She couldn't understand a word he was saying. He holds the achievement of being the only character in any of Fan's works to actually leave any incarnation of .GIFfany completely speechless.
- She LOATHES the thought of having children. As soon as Soos mentions to her that he dreams about being a father, she immediately loses interest in him and Melody and they're both basically free to go.
- Blue and Orange Morality: The fic proposes the idea that her kind has to eat human beings to survive. By trying to target bad people, Darlene was actually doing quite a bit better... in her earlier years. Eventually her standards loosened due to a decline in "TERRIBLE terrible people" visiting and she let her mom's death get to her, starting to go mostly after pickup artists instead.
- Freudian Excuse: The story gives her one by stating that her mom was killed by a supernatural creature hunter that also doubled as a pickup artist.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Even moreso than the other characters — for one, she's the only one of them who removed her garments willingly. And that's because she did not want blood from Stan on them.
- Took a Level in Badass: While the other two major creatures fit more along the lines of New Powers as the Plot Demands (and had some help from the Lightning Cultist), most of Darlene's new feats are entirely of her own skills.
- Foreshadowing: Quite a lot reveal to how she's not like the other two past creatures:
[The high gods] weep at the loss of the consumer of organs that dwells in the mountain caves...
- Neither Darlene nor any of the .GIFfanys can leave the island because the Boundry Guardians would leap up and eat them. Pyronica, having limitless teleportation, can. This is actually an early way of letting the reader know that she has more than a few reasons to stick on the island, and she was never really "stranded" there in the first place.
- The way she's the only one of the main seven to not have a dream in chapters 2-4 is also an early red flag.
- Mixed with a bit of a Red Herring: in chapter 4, Ford comes across several writings, one of which is "They Weep," which appears to be predicting the future of a septet of deaths in chronological order. To make things more tense, if you arrange the main seven in terms of possible Plot Armor/fan-preference, it kind of sounds like the order they would die in a given Anyone Can Die story, with Pyronica at the end being an odd one out. It seems like it's referring to the main seven island strand-ees, but note that Pyronica's at the end is less ambiguous and more clear as to who she is. Realize that "consumer of organs that dwells in the mountain caves" can refer to both Darlene (mummifying Arachnimorph that was encountered by a mountain who eats people in a cave) or the Troll (who also lives in a cave that's part of Fanservice Island's mountain, but he stockpiles on animal organs to eat). "Sorceress who holds electronics at her fingertips" might sound like .GIFfany at first, but once the Lightning Cultist is revealed it sounds a bit more like her. "Four knights of Mystery" might bring to mind all four humans, who are associated with the Mystery Shack, but the Skeltaur Knights are explicitely called knights and much of them is shrouded in mystery. "Pink demoness with one eye" is the only physical description. It sounds a lot like Pyronica, and... it is. Another, more meta bit of foreshadowing: Fan might have a higher kill count than some other fan fics, but do you really expect him to genuinely kill of .GIFfany for good? Or any of the humans? The closest he ever did that was the pre-retcon run:gifocalypse, and that was only because everyone thought she died in canon. (It was retconned with Journal 3 confirmed otherwise.) And she was brought back by the time that fic began.
They weep at the loss of the sorceress who holds electronics at her fingertips...
They weep at the loss of the four Knights of Mystery...
They weep at the loss of the pink demoness with one eye...
- Hijacked by Ganon: Downplayed. She (a canon character) steals the villain spotlight from the Lightning Cultist and Skeltaur Knights (original characters) at the last second, but she was never a main villain. She's still technically an "old" antagonist, but not the old Big Bad. Bill remains dead for the entire duration of the story.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: .GIFfany and Darlene get Heel–Face Turns. However, everything about her mostly serves to paint her as worse and worse of a person. Parodied in chapter 4 when she first appears to be breaking down crying, but this is really because of something that amounts to "I was trying to take over the world and you wouldn't let me!"
- Villain Teleportation: The only one with the ability to outright warp. And,
- Walking Spoiler: The fact that, unlike .GIFfany and Darlene, she's genuinely evil from beginning to end
While Fanservice Island has a number of regular creatures, there are four native species (Six counting each color variation of the Boundry Guardians) in particular that... aren't.
- Our Monsters Are Weird: Centipedes where each eye has their own lids! Snakes with four legs that each branch out to two hooves! Flying pig-faced rabbit beasts! And then, of course, killer giant domes with lines of eyes out in the middle of the ocean! Fan swears he's a teetotaler, but creatures like that could make one question his drug use anyway.
Boundry GuardiansA trio of massive hemisphere-shaped... things that border Fanservice Island in a triangle pattern far out in the ocean. They're okay with anything coming in, but will flip their lid at anything "weird" trying to come out.
- Climax Boss: Escaping from the island is part of this story's title. The gang finally manages to do so when they challenge these things.
ToxipedesA species of red insect-like beings that can poison others. They lurk in the woods.
Stomp SnakesA species of green quadruped snakes (where each leg also branches in to two hooved feet) that can launch homing, somewhat robotic spikes at others. They lurk in the caves.
ArcpigskerA species of blue pig-bird-rabbit hybrid things that lurk in the volcanic part of the island.
- Mythology Gag: Basically, they're (much smaller in Pigman's case) hybrids of the three villains from Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers.
In GeneralThis time, .GIFfany copied herself not from bringing additional instances of her game (in this story's world, hers is the only one that is actually sapient anyway), but by .GIFfany copying her own data endlessly on various things. They spend most of the fic building up the ultimate entertainment trap known as "the Basement," and their relationship with the original .GIFfany is... complicated, to say the least.
- Fanservice Extra: "Dove" is the only single one with a large contribution to the plot, the rest of them
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: To give you an idea, in chapter 5 they go from being better-natured than Prime to worse, then wrap back around. Some of it is tied to Prime's Character Development, most of it isn't.
- Scenery Censor: You know how Fan tries to give them at least one different outfit per story, but in some cases they all fit under one general "theme?" Here, Scenery Censor is the theme — every single one of them manipulates some kind of gimmick to give the illusion that they're covering themselves from chapters 5 onwards, and when that fails they go back to their old plan of self-pixelation. Ironically, this incarnation of Professor Bubbles wears more than she usually does — she actually has a Modesty Towel for once, except she barely drapes it around her neck. Prime's hair bow also gains the new power to enlongate at just the right length to cover her. They could freely generate clothes for themselves and for Stan/Ford/Soos/Melody/Darlene, but choose not to. This was another lie. They did this because the Lightning Cultist had implied to them that Melody loves casual nudity and scenery-covering teases, and after the copies felt that they exhausted one, they'll switch to the other to "keep things fresh."
- You Are Number 6: Unlike every other incarnation of them, these instances do not assign nicknames to themselves.
Copy #9/"Dove"A copy of note with gray skin, black hair, and a foul mouth. She is an expert at legal analysis and encourages the other copies to challenge .GIFfany #1's leadership position. It's never stated outright, but it's implied that she's something of an expy of Professor Dove from GPF's earlier run:gifocalypse, who shares an appearance and personality. The only change is that, for plot reasons, Dove and .GIFfany "Prime's" numbers have swapped. On Romance Chat 7, she goes by tablesturnGigahead (TG).
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Few people actually like her, including her own co-copies, but they elected her leader anyway because of her really good debating skills. She convinced them that she's right about a number of things.
- It's Popular, Now It Sucks: She has this attitude in-universe, constantly wailing on an idea that she previously loved just because her other copies started liking it.
Zeskit the Troll
- Attention Whore: He basically did most of his trollish pranks to the main characters just so that they would be focused on him. He knew about the Cultist ahead of time, he just wanted them to focus on him more than her. It worked, at the cost of basically slashing nearly all of his life expectancy.
- Expy: Fan doesn't even try to hide that he's a villainous Ezekiel. He flat-out says that Zeskit has Ezekiel's face.
- Warmup Boss: He's the first real threat that isn't just some sort of island animal.
Zephieye Smith/The Lightning CultistA middle-aged woman who claimed to have heard the voice of a god after being struck by lightning during a storm. Since this incident, she founded her own cult built around looking for electronics to find the key to divinity through them. After looking through Gravity Falls, she believes she finally found two potential key candidates...
- Awesome McCoolname: Her birth name is, in fact, a derivative of "zephyr," although her last name is considerably more mundane.
- Black Speech: How she talks after absorbing the Tablet.
- Bloody Murder: She fires a series of lasers made of artificial blood that players of a certain Roguelike might find familiar.
- Chekhov M.I.A.: .GIFfany talks about her a lot, and other characters mention people that turn out to be her all along. She later shows up at chapter 6 — in person. She's "appeared" in chapters 2, 3, and 4, but was obscured by the ball of light she was using to fight Zeskit.
- The Chessmaster: She's basically the reason why the main seven ended up in the island in the first place. Zeskit, of all people, ended up being the Spanner in the Works, and his "trolling" was basically the only reason why she didn't end up taking over the world.
- Climax Boss: She's faced nearly halfway through the fic, and her battle marks a turning point where the main characters actually leave the island while there's still a good five chapters left to go.
- Contralto of Danger: Averted with her normal voice, which is apparently "borderline kind of squeaky," but she gains a very deep Voice of the Legion when powering up for her battle.
- Empowered Badass Normal: A human who knows how to give herself freaky cult/technology themed powers, to the point where .GIFfany remarks that she should be worshipping Zephieye instead of the other way around.
- Expressive Accessory: Her mask inexplicably changes its eye hole shape to look more like it's glaring angrilly when she's ready to battle.
- Expy: Of the Lunatic Cultist from Terraria, given how both of them gain power from a tablet, wear similar outfits, and summon things after their defeat. She even uses a clone-related attack similar to, but distinct from, the Cultist's move.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: If her eyes ever start glowing a bright white, just run.
- Knight of Cerebus: In her appearance on chapter 6, Escape From Fanservice Island turns from a lighthearted ass-fest with an Excuse Plot to a much more focused, serious story. That still has a lot of ass in it.
- May–December Romance: She's roughly in her 40s yet once dated Melody while she was (and still is) in her 20s.
- The Napoleon: Word of God is that she's the shortest of the main cast (composed of herself, Zeskit, the Stan twins, Soos, Melody, .GIFfany, Darlene, and Pyronica), but barely. She's still highly aggressive and, in simple terms, wants to cause the apocalypse.
- Refugee from TV Land: She can summon them at will, calling forth a number of video game warriors to attack, including those briefly seen in Weirdmageddon Part 1.
- Scars Are Forever: Kept her scars from being struck by lightning, even after ten years.
- Sigil Spam: A blue spade symbol. Partly continues the series of jabs towards late-game Homestuck, but it also
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She spent most years of her life being a pretty decent person. Even after being struck by lightning and claiming to hear something, it barely dwelled on her mind for the next ten or so years. It was not until after finding the Electric Tablet and reading about the Skeltaur Knights at her life went to hell. (Melody even implied that if that wasn't the case, they'd still probably be dating and Soos would have found someone else during that time.)
- Voice of the Legion: How she sounds when she absorbs the Elecritc Tablet.
- With My Dying Breath I Summon You: Summons expies of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse after the finishing blow is dealt to her.
The Skeltaur Knights
Faminehorse, Destroyer of Food
Pestilencehorse, Destroyer of Health
Warhorse, Destroyer of Piece
Deathhorse, Destroyer of Life
Heavensong: Ultimate Cronicles Cast
- Expy: He's based off of the guy with the same name from OFF, appeance-wise. Hell, his first "appearance" is in Melody's dream in chapter 2, where he's much more like his inspiration. He even gets "knocked out" by .GIFfany dressed in a baseball uniform, like the Batter. The fact that .GIFfany is the "Batter" is foreshadowing that she's lying about her redemption — as OFF goes on, it becomes increasingly evident that the Batter is not a good guy either.
A man often talked about by Soos, but never seen in-story. According to Soos, very few people actually like this guy.
Great Pikmin Fan
Author Avatar of the guy who wrote the story. He's first found in the middle of the ocean, drowning until Stan saves him.The
- Author Avatar: Goes without saying. Shares the same name as the actual guy's username and all.
- Berserk Button: He seems eager to have an easy-going conversation, but "Dove" apparently managed to find a list of specific things that set him off into huge rants.
Copy 9: FYI, you probably should not mention the following within ear shot to him: "Overused" memes,
Copy 9: Additionally, do not attempt for whatever reason to kiss up to him by making fun of something he doesn't like. That's walking on eggshells. Most of the time he's okay with it, but if something is "made fun of too much" he'll let out the most ungodly groan known to man and then speak in enough text-walls to replicate China's Great Wall.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He openly admits that he's a colossal asshat to the characters of his own stories, as he doesn't see them as real people and pretty much treats them accordingly. What's odd about
- Expy: The start of his cameo plays out similar to the introduction of Kankri Vantas. Just swap out "troll social issues" with "can't stop talking about his own fan fiction and original stories to save his life." Which almost becomes literal as he nearly gets killed by Pyronica while he's off rambling about his own works.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: SBIG-wise. He casually gives away facts like several of the stories that seem completely unrelated are, in fact, connected; and specifically announces Spooky's as being a prequel to Journals, when the latter especially was meant to be a huge plot twist at first.
- As usual, his dialect is an exaggeration of Fan's online typing style. He overuses commas and words like "although," "basically," and "technically." And if he just learned a new word, he's quick to try to cram that wherever he can — even if it's used incorrectly.
- His main role is to poke fun at how convoluted and bizarre his works are. And his tendency to constantly talk about them rather than himself or even his interests.
- The gag about .GIFfany being left completely speechless and actively wanting to get away from him is basically Fan's way of saying that even a machine literally coded to be interested in whatever its player does wouldn't like what he writes.
- Wall of Text: What he usually speaks in. Well, if you ask him about his Kudzu Plot-filled, Door-Stopping stories. What's especially insane is that what he says about the stories themselves are not exaggerated at all — they are that complicated, it's just that the method he tells them in makes it drag on more than necessary.
GPF: Oh right, then there's SBIG. You'll probably love SBIG. I think, maybe. Let me go over it in brief, just, summarizing it as quickly as I possibly can. Okay, you see, there's actually four multiverses. Well, actually, four "main" multiverses and several side multiverses as well. Now, don't exactly confuse "multiverses" with "universes." Each multiverse has its set of universes grouped together, and all of those universes are governed by the same laws of physics and time travel and afterlife and the like per multiverse. But the multiverses work differently. Just picture that the universes are, well, "blots" — not linear, in general, but the multiverses that they are in are a linear progression as part of this, kind of technical, "challenges of absolute godhood." Where one party is given the option to start up their own multiverse from complete and utter scratch, deciding what would happen and what it would be like. Oh yeah, did I mention that another thing they actually have in common is that they're ruled by a single unified god-like figure? Okay, no, actually, it doesn't have to be "single," there could be multiple gods on one multiverse, but the important thing is that this god or set of gods rules over all universes in that multiverse. Now, about the side multiverses that are not part of the main four — did I designate those Multiverse A, Multiverse B, Multiverse C, and Multiverse D yet? Okay, I guess I should actually get that out of the way, while the side multiverses and dimensions and stuff — they're not part of this main chain and usually aren't really the main focus of those stories, but a few of them are and of course SBIGlets may have a lot of them or even those that aren't part of the multiverse chain at all — should I call that chain and the seperate ones that aren't part of it "omniverses?" No, that would imply all of the multiverses in everything, including stuff not written by me, so especially stuff I don't actually like, anyway, let's not use the term "omniverse." I kind of like "multiverse chain," but maybe "multimultiverse" would work just as well. I don't know, I'm still pending on that. Anyway, that's the basics of how the multiverses are structured. Just let me know if you want me to repeat anything.
.GIFfany: (Frozen in a shocked expression)
GPF: Right! Now, Multiverse A is actually kind of like the SBIG counterpart to your home world. I mean, "this" world, not the world of Romance Academy 7, but there is kind of sort of a bit of that too. In my real life, you're all these characters of some television show called Gravity Falls — yes, it's named after the town you were, uh, for lack of better technical term, kind of sort of "discovered" in except not really. Multiverse A also sort of, in a way, houses the events that this other thing I did, The Hair Idealization, a crossover between The Big Bang Theory and Perfect Hair Forever. I don't know how many of you would like Perfect Hair Forever. I mean, Giffster, it's like this anime parody, kind of... I don't know THAT much about anime and I try to stay far away from "moe" stuff (Or should I just drop the full-blown S bomb? Should I be the exception to my "rule" that you and your copies are the only characters that swear? Or maybe if I follow it that's kind of going like my real-life self not swearing in front of other people? Then again, I, as the author, don't really consider you even remotely like "other people," my real life self is also considerably more quiet — then again, me on the internet is also louder than me in real life, so this isn't an accurate depition of me anyway — I always do try to sort of go for making my self-insert more of a character to the story than some kind of annoying overarching megagod or whatever, which is why my character usually never really gets what he wants and dies a lot, so maybe I shouldn't swear since that's playing along with me being "equals"-ish with characters, except that I break the fourth wall a lot because otherwise what would be the point in having me cameo? I'd just be some guy, and a rather annoying and generic side character, kind of like just a bad self insert Gary Stu except a side guy and not the main character thank goodness, pretty much me being the writer of this is all I have going for me.) but from what I gather it seems like it's kind of like a cross between an anime parody and just being weird, like maybe 25% anime parody and 75% just being weird. There's this schoolgirl character in that that you reminded me of when I first saw the teaser for your episode, her name is Brenda and she also has pink hair and a school uniform with blue and yellow on it, except she has like this "skirt" but not really that only goes around her waist so it's more like it's just covering her navel, and instead of like an actual skirt proper she's just this walking panty shot, except instead of the kind of panties that are normally like made fun of it's this revealing white thong. This is kind of why your skirt keeps flipping over and stuff and it barely covers you too. Out of all the pink-haired anime parodies I have "featured" in my stories so far, you're actually the only one of them to not have some sort of revealing half-naked outfit, for obvious reasons as the origin show you're from in my world is supposed to be kid-friendly (although I guaruntee that if something horrible happens and the show gets a bad reboot that might be subject to change if they just run out of ideas and only want to throw in things to tick off fans of the original Gravity Falls), so I guess you could say that I "fix" that in a really poorly-written manner. Kind of like how you and six other characters from Gravity Falls are all butt-naked right now. And technically I am too, as I am using a Pikmin for my avatar, and Pikmin don't wear clothes. And by avatar, I mean as an in-story person guy — normally my avatar as in a sort of icon is Hank Hill smoking, although on this website called TV Tropes it's Plank from this show called Ed, Edd n' Eddy. I have no idea what your version of that show is called but I honestly don't care. Anyway, Multiverse A. So, The Hair Idealization is actually kind of the result of this one timeline, it's not important. Let's focus on the other one. Multiverse A works similar to how I think your world works — again, Gravity Falls, not Romance Academy 7 — where time travel does that, frankly, stupid thing where the thing you're trying to stop happens anyway because the universe is like "I'm just gonna move things around so that it happens anyway" even to the point where it gets really far-fetched, but there is some timeline splitting regardless as I just covered with The Hair Idealzation. Now, this multiverse chronologically actually sort-of (as there are flashbacks and the like, and maybe some SBIGlets will go in the past — probably just one, I might can the whole thing soon) begins with Spooky's Jump Scare M— OH LOOK IT'S BILL CIPHER! Uh, Ford, don't actually think that I cut off my monolongue— I mean conversation by saying that he's back somehow and he's here, that was part of the story's title. Now, all of my fics (and original works) have at least one kind of "shortened" name. In this case, just Spooky's. By the way, fun trivia: originally it was called Spooky's House of— OH LOOK IT'S BILL CIPHER! (was there a "J" before the cutoff? I can't remember) because the game that Gravity Falls was crossed over with was originally naked Spooky's House of Jump Scares, but then the Copyright Police came in and were like "Hey 'Spooky's House' is copyrighted" so they changed it so I had to change it.
.GIFfany: (Still shocked.)
GPF: Now, this story initially tricks you in to thinking that it replaces a Gravity Falls episode titled "Northwest Mansion Noir" (With the alt name "Northwest Mansion Mystery," hence why the first chapter in Spooky's is called "Northwest Mansion Enema" — get it, it's a play on both trying to bring a third synonymous name and it's mispelled into something kind of technically toilet humor-ish), but in reality it's more like in-between the "canonically-non canon" "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" and the definitely canon "Society of the Blind Eye" (as this is part of this rule where my stories are kind of set whenever they were originally written), where...
.GIFfany: (Still shocked.)
The Hexagram Emergency GuidesSix ghostly beings that show up to the main group mentally as they prepare the Hexagram Emergency. They (well, five of them) offer some words to their respective user before "forming" the Sage outfits.
- Off The Reals: Contrary to what Author Avatar-GPF's words might have implied, it's suggested towards the end that this is actually a split timeline from the events of Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage. Namely, the events of Journals never happened, Nzyvo continued doing actions to prevent Mable the Typomonster from unleashing the mecha clones without being interrupted by Dipper, and the "fated" Sages actually passed themselves down to the main six. Whether or not this might mark a reboot for SBIG is unknown, although Fan implied a reboot is unlikely.
The Spirit of Forest/Stan's Patron/"Hank Hill"
The Spirit of Fire/.GIFfany's Patron/"Brenda"
The Spriit of Water/Ford's Patron/"Sheldon Cooper"
The Spirit of Spirit/Darlene's Patron/"Kamina"
- Shaped Like Itself: He points out how extremely redundant his name is.
The Spirit of Shadow/Melody's Patron/"Alucard"/"Vlad Tepes"
The Spirit of Light/Soos' Patron/"Rose Quartz"
Bank Bill, Guardian of the Jungle
The villain of an extra "bonus chapter."
The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage Second Half & Spooky's Tropes (and some tropes about the chapters that are already out)
- Butt Monkey:
- 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 storynote . Hell, even his one claim to fame, his role as The Chosen One and weilder of the Power of Courage, was a mistake. Turns out that the actual selected kid for holding the Power of Courage is someone in the Philippines named Masin Pines, and Journal 3 already gave Mason the Power before he realized it was too late.
- Deconstruction Fic: Not the entire story, but Word of God is that the percieved large volume of Dipper-shipping (whether it was with Wendy, Pacifica, Mabel, or even Bill)
- Foreshadowing: The fact that 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 The Reveal 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." 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. 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? 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 Discredited Meme), but he seems considerably more calm about the issue in Spooky's than 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 she was bluntly telling Dipper that the three of them were all siblings and not alternate counterparts.
- Good All Along: 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.
- Hot Springs Episode: 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 as a standard relaxation moment... then the real challege is revealed. Each party has to fight against a giant mecha octopus.
- Mundane Made Awesome: 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).
- Precision F-Strike: A Running Gag 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.) 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 Boss Subtitles form: THADEUS RAMIREZ.)
Tad: It's me, Soos. I'm your father.
Soos: ...Holy fuck.
- Self-Fanservice: Parodied yet again.
- Specimens 4 and 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.
- Serious Business:
- As usual for SBIG, 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, with Melody (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.
- Nzyvo lived in Bel-Air with an Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv Northwest.
- Springtime for Hitler: 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, So she spends most of it giving extremely stupid suggestions to resolve problems [...] 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.
- Testosterone Poisoning: 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 Immune to Bullets and has an army of flying saucers with killer "chainsaw lasers" (giant chainsaw-like beams that are technically made of energy).
- Wham Line:
- It seems extremely obvious that Nzyvo is some kind of alternate Dark World 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. So naturally, the pieces all fall together and aren't quite that...
Nzyvo: Pacifica! It's me! Do you uh... remember? It's me again, Nzyvo Northwest!
- From the short spinoff:
- It seems extremely obvious that Nzyvo is some kind of alternate Dark World 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. So naturally, the pieces all fall together and aren't quite that...
Given Modding Tools and Enough Time/Experience, the End Result Might Look Something Like This:
- Advancing Boss of Doom: Legion. They move really slowly, but if they sweep across the whole boss room, that's it.
- Bonus Boss: Two. One is a more straight-foreward (in terms of Isaac lore, not gameplay) Wall of Flesh expy called "Legion," made up of all the playable characters fused together, found in a floor consisting of Isaacs fused together as he undergoes a serious identity crisis. The other is Great Pikmin Fan himself, going by Mega Pride, in a really bizarre attempt to try to derail the story of the game to have a happy ending; you have to kill him to make sure that is not the case. GPF/Mega Pride is more straight-foreward in terms of tradition (he lacks the "running away" gimmick) but he's completely off the wall lore-wise.
- Crosses the Line Twice:
- While some of the usual Isaac humor is there, it also does so in a slightly... different manner. Okay, inserting yourself (or, your Pikmin-sona Author Avatar) in to your own hack is kind of arrogant. Giving yourself super-special rooms with unique items is another thing. And your own floor and boss fight... but then it stops being so groan-worthy when said boss fight plays out in an intentionally overly-dramatic manner, with [...] Also, he's called Mega Pride — it's "prideful" enough to put yourself as a hidden miniboss (the original Ultra Pride), but moreso
- Being a GPF signature, yes, Hank Hill is in this mod. He's a playable charactter, in fact. Except you unlock him by beating the tougher of his two endbosses (and thus the toughest of his four bosses completely) with The Lost.
- Stylistic Suck:
- The entire Rage Against the Author (er, modder) subplot. GPF very arrogantly gives himself a separate class of post-boss rooms,
- Challenge Whistle: (6 Room Charge): "Challenge for Items! Just Don't Overuse it..." Has no effect and uses no charge if used in a room with enemies. When used in a cleared room, the doors will shut and two-three miniboss-counterparts to the playable characters (except Isaac, ???, and Hank) will spawn. After killing them, a random item from the item pool of that room (Treasure Room if no other pool is valid) will spawn. Killing an elemental will also unlock her. Once all characters are exhausted, the boss Isaac will be spawned instead, and functions exactly as he does when fought at the Cathedral. Following that, ??? will be spawned, again just as his boss fight. All subsequent uses can be used in rooms with enemies and will generate a Candypop Bud leading to the Garden (regardless of floor), and using it in the Garden will have no effect.
- Robo Red Pikmin: A familiar that shoots small flames, similar to a weaker version of the Candle items.
- Robo Yellow Pikmin:
- Robo Blue Pikmin:
- Blue Moon: "Secret-Rarity Down" All Secret Rooms are guarunteed to have a Secret Room item. If the Secret item pool is exhausted, they will have Treasure Room items instead.
- Full Moon: "Fuller Secrets" All Secret Rooms now spawn with a crawlspace.
- Blood Moon: "Sacrificial Secrets" Secret Rooms may also contain Devil Deals, even after chapter 4.
AccessingThe Garden's entrance can be noted as a trap door-sized green "Candypop Bud" from the Pikmin franchise. Normally, they are large flowers that Pikmin can be tossed in to, and will come out a different color. However, these work as some sort of teleporting mechanism that warps Isaac completely outside of the Basement and to the "outside world," regardless of the point he entered. A Bud can be summoned in the following ways:
- Beating Legion all times after the first, which requires beating ??? or the Lamb under fifty minutes. (Guaranteed.)
- Using the Challenge Whistle after summoning ??? with it and killing him (Guaranteed, but requires a large amount of charge to exhaust all the minibosses.)
- Surviving the "Weed Infestation" bonus wave in The Arena. (Guaranteed, but access to The Arena is not.)
- Having a GPF Room spawn on exactly Womb/Utero/Scarred Womb II. (Guaranteed, but chances of room spawning are not.)
- Using a Sacrifice Room with the Green Plant-Ant Voodoo Doll trinket held. (1/3 chance per spike-hit; destroys trinket if successful. Warning: Unlike the other methods, which generates a Bud, this will instantly send Isaac to the Garden.)
- Exactly one entrance will spawn after collecting the third of the robotic Pikmin familiars. (Low chance of getting all three in a single run.)
- A result of eating the Deep Mushroom, which could send Isaac to any subsequent (or more rarely, the previous) floor, including the Garden. (Very rare chance.)
- Base HP: 1500
- Stage HP: 0
- Found in: Isaac (Floor)
- Final Boss Chest
- Entrance to the Garden (Subsequent Kills)
- Base HP: 4616
- Stage HP: 0
- Found in: Garden
- Drops: Final Boss Chest
It sort of reminds me of something I did in one of my fan fics, run:gifocalypse: Basically, there's two "twins." They're technically... part of millions of clones made on the same day, they're not human, but they consider themselves twins in like a symbolic way. (Think Kamina's "soul brothers" thing with Simon.) Putting things simply, one of them has fire powers and one of them has... "ice powers." Again, this is simplifying things. Anyway, long ago (by the story's standards), Ms. Fire and Ms. Ice fought each other over the same guy. Said guy also basically kind of rigged things so that he'd try to set up some kind of harem with all of Fire & Ice's kind. Fire & Ice fought, Fire "won" and basically Ice started falling silent. Eventually, they realized why fight over this guy since he was just trying to play them, so they would have normally like tried to attack him or something, Fire actually started feeling like a jerk because of all of this and got the two of them to just leave. Going by memory, I can't remember how long this took — or even if it was stated in the story (if it wasn't, confirming right now that it was about a few weeks) — but they were hiding out in some abandoned mall or something. Anyway, eventually they started kind of entering friendlier terms, but Ice had been considerably more quiet, and Fire started busting her ass trying to do things to make Ice feel better. Between the rest of their clones, these two also became relatively "better" than the rest first — which were all possessive jackasses. These two were pretty much the first to get "major redemption." But anyway, they finally go out of hiding when the rest of their clones unite all of them together and basically say "Hey, we're gonna do this thing. Each of us elites" (Fire and Ice are both two of the elites, by the way) "are gonna use these new powers this one clone gave us to make our own locations, to do some 'contest' to see which of us can capture a certain human. But we're all going to chip in and use some of those same powers to make a gigantic artificial planet: whoever wins the contest gets that planet, kind of like a lottery." Fire and Ice are both like "Shit, that's a bad idea." But they take it in different ways. Fire keeps trying to entertain Ice, but also puts on this complicated play when it's finally time for the two of them to face the humans (there's a "chain order" and they're near the end because the one who came up with the idea hates both of them), Fire pulls an elaborate scheme where she acts like she kidnapped two close relatives of the human gang, and she basically makes herself look to be as much of a demon as possible. (She's constantly calling herself evil and acting like the earlier enemies who are in full support of the main antagonist, her domain is a volcano, and she has a mecha that looks like a demon — it's also, like, deep hippie stuff man, because it's like, a reflection on how she sees herself. Woah man, that's deep. ._.) But once she drops the act she gives a plan B: the only two people after her and Ice in the "contest" by that point are: a violent "edgy" sociopath obsessed with weapons that wants to enslave all of humanity and would definitely use the artificial planet to make a surplus of weapons to do so; and the "original" (technically the ninth copy; the one that wants to enslave humans is #1) that plans on unleashing a never-ending, self-replicating wave of even more copies on the planet all for the sake of capturing the human she's obsessed over. Every single copy calculates — and they're all pretty smart, too — that the latter is absolutely impossible to beat. She doesn't have like a 0.0000000001% (that's tenth of a billionth of a percent, for those curious — I wasn't trying to pick something specific) chance of being beaten, either — the number is exactly zero. Fire doesn't think Ice will really want to win either, so her best sollution after the humans find out that her demon-appearance is just an act is to try to convince them to stay in her domain, claim her the winner, and just kind of ride out whatever apocalypse the weapon-obsessed one would bring on the world. (Fire couldn't just take the artificial planet as that would involve giving the main antagonist copy what she wants — keeping the guy in her volcano would be like a loophole of sorts, or maybe even letting the weapons one be the "winner" to keep the main one off their backs? I don't know, I actually kind of need to rethink why Fire would think her volcano could keep them protected from the copy army forever or whatever.) Now, for Ice. She actually sees that there is a way out of the same situation without either the weapon one or the main one taking over the world. During the time after the copies all met, Ice actually had a reputation built up as the "woobie" of them all — and kind of piggybacks off of that. She thinks that the wannabe humanity-enslaver and the grand "boss" of them all would both pity her (she's not wrong — the former highly respects all of the copies, and the latter even ) The Vision And The Scarlet Witch Prop Cycle All The Games Are A Stage xope
Jo wanted to yell, but she didn’t get the chance because, at that moment, the Tallest Boy in the Entire World walked in and Jo’s jaw hit the floor. Reddish-blond hair like springs. Arms and legs like a stork. Blue eyes the size of dinner plates, a comparison Jo was especially proud of as it let her imagine the freckles sprinkled liberally over his nose as the result of someone going crazy with a pepper shaker, and wasn’t that a brilliant image right there.So I Guess We're All Stuck Here (pending title) is a fanfic by C-E, which, strangely enough, is something of a crossover between The Fairly OddParents!, The Great Giana Sisters, Mega Man (Classic), Steven Universe, Supernoobs, and Undertale. (Also, King of the Hill) Angels With Scaly Wings
- The announcement of the Steven Universe figures, to an extent. Many people are excited for it, but others are exclaiming that it's way too soon for the show to receive a set (ignoring that the show is already in its fourth season and that Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls (2016), two shows that are either only a few months older or are a few months old, respectively, are already confirmed for them). Others are fine with the show receiving one, but worry that the figs will ignore the characters' body diversities, or that the level pack will take the Adventure Time route and be based on an episode from the beginning of the show, or that Garnet won't have any new lines due to Estelle being too busy to voice her.
- Actor Allusion: Jus Sonic's "cast list" features Matt Smith playing Doctor Whooves. Matt Smith, at the time of the fanfic's writing, was the then-current actor to play the Doctor in Doctor Who.
- Birthday Episode: The fic centres around organising and celebrating Nyx's birthday.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pinkie Pie mentions that they are getting a third season.
- Character Exaggeration: Pinkie's fouth wall breaking behaviour. While she has demonstrated cartoonish behaviour in the television series, she has never directly referenced the fact thay they are in a television programme divided into seasons.
- Continuity Nod:
- Diamond Tiara is still grounded following the events of Ben's First Day.
- Big Mac mentions the events of "Read it and Weep" when the Cutie Mark Crusaders spread gossip about everyone in Ponyville and consequently earnt the ire of everyone.
- Deus ex Machina: Derpy crash lands in the Apples' barn and smashes a vial containing a potion which instantly restores the barn's party decorations. It just so happens the potion was an instant party potion.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Shining Armor is seen to possess a book on "Crystal Ponies", a reference to the then-upcoming third season of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.
- Easily Forgiven: The Cutie Mark Crusaders break and enter and are told off by Applejack, only for her to be told off by Big Mac saying that is acting no better than when she was giving the CMC the cold shoulder in "Read it and Weep". Big Mac forgives the CMC for breaking and entering.
- Hypocrite: Big Mac compares Applejack telling off the Cutie Mark Crusaders for the way she acted toward them after they spread rumours about everyone in "Read it and Weep". Big Mac has no right to call her out for this as he too wanted nothing to do with the CMC after their behaviour in that episode.
- Idiot Plot: It is pointed out that Nyx was not born biologically, so Twilight picks a date of Nyx's birthday that is only a few days away. The stress Twilight put on everyone else could have been avoided if Twilight had picked a later date.
- The pony authors who decide to write Nyx's life story for her birthday were named after a pair of fanfic writers on Deviantart.
- Nyx comments that "Past Sins" would be a good name for a book. Past Sins was the fanfic where Nyx originated from, and she also gets a book entitled "Past Sins" for her birthday.
- At one point, Phobos the Moon Dragon (the mysterious creature Fluttershy takes in) looks at a storybook of The Ugly Duckling. This is based on a similar scene in Lilo and Stitch. It also does not help that the creature, like Stitch, is from outer space. Or that a fanartist who did a [http://www.deviantart.com/art/Equestria-Girls-Remake-437695285 poster] for one of JusSonic's later stories based Phobos's appearance on Stitch.
- Rainbow Dash's present to Nyx is a pair of "Dasheresque" sunglasses, a reference to the another of the author's fanfics.
- XCOM 2
- XCOM 2
- X Com 2
- Xcom 2
- With gravy!
I Shit You Not, THIS Game is Real
Wild Woody is a 1995 Sega CD platformer A rare coincidental event causes an ancient totem pole to come to life, with five of its six heads going in to different worlds to cause chaos. Lowman, the bottom of the pole and the Token Good Teammate, decides to bring a pencil to life to act as a soldier to save the day — enter Woody (WIIIIILLLLLD Woody), a living pencil with the ability to bring his drawings to life. Woody
- Art Initiates Life: Woody has the ability to draw something, which comes to life.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the end, Woody lampshades that there will only be another adventure for him if the game sells "a zillion units."
- Gangplank Galleon: The first world.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar:
- 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 Easter Egg will replace the mermaid drawing
- Names To Run Away From Rally Fast: The final totem head is named Tombstone.
- Self-Deprecation: The final cutscene has a line where Woody admits that the game is probably not going to sell very well.
I Shit You Not, The YMMV
- Best Known for the Fanservice: Topless mermaid easter egg. In a game aimed at kids. This overshadows just about everything else in the game. Said game would have otherwise just been brushed off as another mediocre-to-bad platformer otherwise.
- So Bad, It's Good: The cutscenes have not aged well, but they are... greatly enhanced by the bizarre, exaggeration motions Woody makes.
Woody: Call me Woody. WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLD WOODY!
- Most enemies in the game leave ghosts behind when they die. The Waterwraith does not. The chances of this being unintentional are very slim.
- Consider that throughout the series, practically every enemy that's beaten is killed. Complete with a little ghost coming from them in most cases. Granted, creatures like Honeywisps and their expies, Nectarous Dandelflies, simply leave after being hit. But this is a hostile entity that can actually take a beating... and it is unambiguously the only such hostile creature that can not be killed. There's some very off about a game where most powerful beasts still end up dead having a final boss that is, for all intents and purposes, immortal.
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"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 is a youtuber whose channel with diverse content, including song covers, let's plays, and a radio play. Their most popular content, however, is by far the Hell Universe videos, anthologies of edited clips from Steven Universe referencing a wide range of other media, from movies to songs to other cartoons and more. Other of these Hell Universe videos, called "Transmissions," have expanded into Gravity Falls and Over the Garden Wall. As of December 2016, Hell Universe has released 17 complete Hell Universe "Transmissions":
— Hell Universe Channel Description
Welcome to the Hell Universe
Return to the Hell Universe: Electric Boogaloo
Hell Universe: Pocket Dimensions Malebolge
Hell Universe: Omega Fury Ruby
Hell Universe: Space/Time Curvature (Gravity Falls)
Hell Universe: Graviton (Gravity Falls)
Hell Universe: Orchard of the Beast (Over the Garden Wall)
Hell Universe: Alpha Patience Sapphire
Hell Universe Special: They Might Be Giant Women
Hell Universe: Clodhopper
Hell Universe Special: A Hell of Your Own Creation
Hell Universe: Electronic Japery
Hell Universe Special: Steven Falls Over (Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, and Over the Garden Wall)
Hell Universe: Cannibal Culture
Hell Universe: Memeuphoria
Hell Universe: Hellbent
Hell Universe Special: Hell is Other People
Masks Of Aygrima
- Morton's battle theme is called "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,
- "Shitty Wrestling Games:"
- The first game he plays is WCW Nitro, a game with an... interesting list of secret characters, ranging from simple Author Avatars of THQ employees to a T-rex to Santa Claus (or, rather, Santa Claws). There's a skeleton named "Bones," an alien in a wrestling speedo named "Greyling," a ghost named "Ecto," a snowman named "Whitey," and an Animesque girl named... Annie Mae. Oh yeah, and then there's John. Before there was John Cena, there was just John.
- He sets up a match where he plays as Greyling and goes up against Annie Mae, where he tries to "make anime great again." Specifically, he targets moe-Slice of Life, and when he wins, he claims that all anime is now MD Geist.
- [Blahblahblah Mario 64 Genesis]:
- He begins by talking about an e-mail sent to him with porn involving Satan and a skeleton with wings. The skeleton says that the viewer should be jealous, and goes "WE'RE DEMONS FROM HELLLLLLL..." Joel's impersonation of the skeleton and his following comment about how it's made him a bigger man (but not "in the pants") is what really sells it.
- The Slippy-Slidey Ice World's music is a 16-bit remix of... the Jeopardy theme. This also plays for the end screen.
- As pointed out in the comments, as unfair as the ice level was, it seems unlikely that the final area could top it, right? Cue the cave level killing Mario at the start if he doesn't move right. And pipes that lead back to the beginning. It also has "EXIT?" trollishly spelt out in coins, with coin-arrows pointing to various paths. It's almost as if the bootleggers were trying to make a Kaizo-esque game on purpose.
- The final (and only) boss has to be seen to be believed: a black ball with the weirdest smile imaginable, that turns to the side and shoots out bullet bills while looking like Pac-Man. Also, fitting in line with the game's growing Fake Difficulty, the boss is unbelievable: You have to hit it in a frame-perfect way ten times.
- For the ending, Joel edits the "THE END" and replaces it with "YOU FUCKING IDIOT." He later splices Luigi's head over Mario's and Peach's.
- Logan Kart 8: [I think this one might already be on that page...]
- He notes that he loves how the controls of the game actually work... just seconds before his controller becomes unresponsive.
- The sheer absurdity of the game itself — Logan, Nagol, regular Wario and Waluigi, a Sonic knockoff named "Speedy," Bob (a R.O.B. knockoff), "Jimmy," and... someone named Bike-Obber race in, among other things, a shopping cart, a cement mixer, and
- Shit Show, Part 7:
- Vinny's reaction to coming across a game that plasters a certain... odd Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location fanart is a simple "...Abort. Abort, abort, abort, abort!" until he successfully closes the game.
- He plays a hacked Super Smash Bros. Melee [Or was it Brawl, I can't remember] where everyone is given extremely overpowered moves. He, at one point, has a giant Pikachu hit the opponent from anywhere on the screen with its jab attack. Because of the... hip movements Pikachu is making, Vinny dubs this attack "The Booty Blast."
- "Revenge of Edzilla" from Ed, Edd n' Eddy: The Mis-Edventures. The fact that you're playing as, for all intents and purposes (it's all part of Ed's imagination), a kaiju with the goal to destroy as many buildings as you can? Check. The Imagine Spot setting that is completely unlike anything related to Ed, Edd n' Eddy, being set in a series of islands with increasingly large cities? Check. A surprising amount of detail, down to a train on the final island that will fall off if you break its tracks? Check. A boss fight against a three-way fusion monster version of the Kanker Sisters? Check. The way the level throws the game's team-switching on its head and you're just playing as a solo Ed for the entire journey? Check. Definitely one of the neatest parts of the game.
Adored By The Network: Toonvision
- The biggest example of network adoration would be Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z. It went from being confined to the Xtreme block of programming to the only show used as schedule filler, screwing over everything from Tamagotchi to former network darling Bistrosity, and having marathons for every occasion from Thanksgiving to Easter, despite only having 52 episodes. It got to the point where the show would cycle through all its episodes every month (and sometimes in one week!). It finally ended when the rights to the show expired in 2016, but despite that, Toonvision marathoned every episode in existence before it left the network for good just to give it a proper send-off.
- Following the departure of Powerpuff Girls Z, the new favorite seems to be InsaniWorld, which took over Powerpuff Girls Z's slots on the network following its departure despite only having 13 episodes (however it has 26 segments).
- The first example would be Gumby. The series would often have marathons for occurrences such as MLK Day, and would eventually run until 2008 before becoming one of the first examples of being screwed by Powerpuff Girls Z.
- ReBoot was the Powerpuff Girls Z of early Toonvision along with Gumby. It would marathon frequently wherever Gumby didn't fit, and the two shows would frequently take up the entire schedule.
- Original series-wise, Bistrosity was the first network darling; airing marathons whenever the network had an excuse and being run up to 6-7 times a day in its prime and even ending with a movie that wrapped up all the plot threads before being screwed by Powerpuff Girls Z a few years after it stopped making new episodes.
- Code Lyoko: Evolution was treated extraordinarily well by Toonvision unlike Cartoon Network's handling of the original show; it was even hyped up by Toonvision with a countdown timer not only running on Toonvision itself, but on After Dark as well (given that Code Lyoko appeals to a majority of After Dark's viewers, its no surprise). It's also one of the very few shows that wasn't screwed by the network's undying love of Powerpuff Girls Z, as it went on to air every episode with each one massively hyped up in the timeslot of Wednesdays at 7pm, with repeats the following day at 5:30pm before the Thursday night premiere block. For the last few episodes of the series' run, it also aired a repeat as the first show on After Dark. Leading up to the final episode, Toonvision marathoned every episode of not only Evolution, but the original show as well, even preempting After Dark; the only time Toonvision has done so (not even the Powerpuff Girls Z send-off preempted the block).
- Freakazoid! was served well through its 9 years on Toonvision, whether it was on the main schedule or the network's Xtreme action block. It got good promotion and several marathons, even though they weren't even Bistrosity-level amounts of marathons.
- Following Hamtaro's screwing by Cartoon Network, the show moved to Toonvision where they proceeded to show the remaining episodes of the original show followed by the three sequel shows with heavy promotion and even marathons to allow people to catch up. It continues to rerun to this day, despite being confined to early mornings.
- Family Values was Bistrosity 2.0 during its time as a first-run program, with the network using any excuse possible to marathon the series. And it eventually came to dominate the schedule until it ended in 2011.
- During the remainder of 2005 (November & December) and most of 2006, Toonvision would play the TV movie Furby Island using every possible excuse from Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July. Since Thanksgiving 2006, Furby Island has not been played by the network and it has been revealed that they have wrote the movie off as of 2007.
Screwed By The Network: Toonvision
- Toonvision's biggest screw was that of The Alvin Show. It premiered with little to no promotion and they didn't even air all the episodes. The show also changed timeslots erratically through its entire run, going from 3pm weekdays to 6am to exclusively on Saturday mornings at 6am, before being removed from the schedule. It was removed from the network website and they pretend like the show never aired in the first place. However, it did end up moving to Toonvision Classic, who has treated Alvin much more nicely.
- Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies was never liked by the network. It went from weekday airings to the same fate as The Alvin Show; placed at 6:30am exclusively on Saturday mornings following Alvin.
- When the sexual allegations against Bill Cosby hit in December 2014, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which had made a return to the network a few months prior, was given a deliberate screwing over, going from healthy weekday morning slots to airing at 6am on Sundays before being removed for more Powerpuff Girls Z reruns.
- Whenever Toonvision can get its hands on The Smurfs, they never seem to treat it well. It first appeared on the schedule in 2004 following its removal from Cartoon Network, and it was relegated to early morning slots unlike other shows such as The Centurions and Beetlejuice before its removal in 2005. When it came back in 2014, things were initially better for the series with it having multiple weekend timeslots and one weekday slot...for a month, at least, until it suffered the same fate as Alvin and Sabrina in favor of more reruns of Powerpuff Girls Z. It has since returned to Boomerang, who doesn't treat the show that well either.
- The Marvel Super Heroes has been treated horribly by the network ever since the first run ended. When the second run began, it would only show one episode every three months, either at 6:00am on Saturdays or before After Dark began on Sundays. When the rights expired, the network didn't even bother to renew them, and not even its nighttime block After Dark could save the show (many fans of After Dark had genuinely enjoyed the show).
- G-Force: Guardians of Space is the Smurfs of action cartoons when it comes to Toonvision. It ran exclusively at 3am on Sundays (before After Dark was around) from when it began airing in 2001 to when it was taken off in 2002 after just a few months. The show returned in 2007 as one of the starters of the Xtreme block of action programming, where many hoped it would do better...only to be screwed by none other than Powerpuff Girls Z.
- Black Butler got this treatment during its final few months on Xtreme. It went through heavy censorship and was reduced to 10:30pm, the last timeslot of the block, with no reruns, with no plans by Toonvision to air the even more brutal second season of the show.
- The Original Dolphin was the Network Red Headed Stepchild of the first slate of Toonvision's original programming, having the shortest run of the three originals and being taken off the air rather quickly. It was fortunate enough to make a comeback to the schedule when Toonvision was celebrating its 10th anniversary, however it was taken off after two weeks for surprisingly not Powerpuff Girls Z, but Ghostly Rock.
- Psychotional is to date the only Toonvision Original Series to have been screwed while it was still airing. Revolving around a group of convicted felons' daily lives at the Psychotional Correctional Facility, the show caused a massive uproar due to being marketed as a kids' show. Despite garnering a large cult following, the show was buried at 10:30pm in the Friday Night Death Slot and was cancelled after one season. The cult following of the series kept it from being written off and it continues to air on After Dark to this day.
- Insanity From the Mind of John Doe was Toonvision's answer to Cartoon Network's MAD. It failed to capture MAD's audience and was cancelled and written off after one season. And yes, it was replaced with Powerpuff Girls Z reruns.
- After Family Values ended, it went from being Bistrosity 2.0 to the Smurfs of Toonvision original programming, changing timeslots erratically until it was overtaken for more Powerpuff Girls Z reruns.
- Toonvision's attempt at a preschool block, Funhouse, was hit bad by this. It started in September 2010 airing weekday mornings from 7am to 3pm. While it was definitely nice for people who didn't carry the Nick Jr. channel and couldn't access either Nickelodeon or Disney's preeschool programming, fans of Toonvision's other programming were not happy about its long airtime. Eventually, the network began changing the timeslots to odd ones such as Tuesdays from 6am to 7am to Saturdays from 6am to 6:30 am (containing nothing but 15 minute shorts) every other week. It was finally put to rest in June 2011, with Toonvision airing no preschool programming since then.
- Naruto: Shippuden was treated harshly by Xtreme, airing at 10pm from May 21 to June 25, 2011, making it through only six episodes before having its timeslot moved erratically from anchoring the block at 7pm to being buried in the middle at 9:30 until the block itself was cancelled on August 18, 2012. Shippuden was quickly ushered off for (unsurprisingly) more Powerpuff Girls Z.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Where do we begin? Hasbro gave Toonvision the rights to broadcast reruns the show due to low carriage of Hub Network/Discovery Family, but Toonvision made it their business to ensure that no one except really hardcore fans would ever have a shot at seeing the show. Not only did it frequently change time slots a la The Alvin Show, but they would frequently take it off the schedule for as long as three months! Eventually, what happened next should be obvious, and it ended up moving to Toonvision Classic of all places, which has even less carriage than The Hub!
- Xiaolin Showdown seemed to be the most despised show the network ever brought to Xtreme. It was part of the launch lineup, but compared to shows such as Code Lyoko and Zixx, Xtreme made it their business to run Xiaolin into the ground. The block's programmers hinting that Toonvision executives forced them to air the series probably doesn't help matters.
- Furby Island Adventures was screwed over in its final season due to the decline of the Furby 2012 line. The network assumed that since sales were declining, people would quit watching the show (even though it was still getting spectacular ratings rivaling those of Cartoon Network's Teen Titans Go!), which is odd considering how its about the Furby of all things. While initially placing it at the tail end of the Friday night premiere block, the network destroyed the show's ratings by placing new episodes at 10:30am weekdays with no advertising whatsoever in the middle of the last season's run and dragged it on into oblivion. When it finally ended in June 2015, the minute after the final episode aired, the network removed the show from its schedule, replacing it with the obvious.
At a time when most movies began with lengthy credits sequences, the movie Cocoon began with only its title and nothing else.
- The Progressive Knife (Prog Knife) from Neon Genesis Evangelion 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.
S A D I E 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.
S A D I E 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.😓
this.◊ OR I could keep Lizzen's name the same, but change "Carlson" to something like "Uhztand." Now, both of their names would sound exotic and (as far as I know) fictional, and it'll have a bonus — their names sound like "listen" and "understand," which is what you do. Fun fact: the only two definitely bad endings (or at least, worse than the others by a bit) are the one where you sit on your ass doing nothing for all 60 days and to a lesser extent the one where you blindly listen to everything Ninthee tells you to do. The game is all about open thinking and actually getting out there and doing shit — so of course it punishes you for doing neither. LeBron James LeBron James