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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Tanker initially (as in, only the very first few lines she is introduced) seems like just a goofy dork, with it being questioned as to why she's working under BLOODSHOT at all. Then she pulls a gun on Kenith and Hacksa, which judging by their nonchalant reactions, seems like it would be standard teasing among peers at the time. However, it's really just hinting at how overly-volatile she is: willing to kill her own troops or random civilians for petty reasons, up to and including agreeing with her, and she enjoys rubbing her kills in the faces of the victims' loved ones. When she's killed off, "another Tanker" becomes shorthand slang amongst the Intriguing Group for someone that's a complete violent jackass. Overlaps a little with Beware the Silly Ones, as treating her like just some bratty kid tends to end at the cost of the person's life.

    Starring: Homer (blue pants), Homer (yellow pants), Homer (no pants), and Dave.

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy

The Home-J and Friends Show is a very surreal

The Super Dinosaurs

Masks Of AygrimaHolographicTerminalMode

I have no idea what I'm doing, but hey, you have to start from somewhere right?

Infinity Legion Heroes Unite

Blade Under Mask

Coming soon:Draw With Jazza

1988: Frog Suit Mario

2017: Frog Mario

Bend Sinister

Brewster's Millions

Brewster's Millions

    The trope isn't "the developer added a lot of little details." Gonna see what can be cut here. If I understand right anything the game outright tells you that you can do should probably get cut. Very basic mechanics that a player is likely to come across could get cut too. 

(This is almost definitely gonna fudge up the order, which might not bother most people but I could just simply look at the current version on the page and re-arrange them. I dunno.)

Unsorted

I'm just seeing what this button does

  • I think this is a bullet
    • This one is a sub bullet
  • Cool Big Sis yay it worked

[[folder]]THING IN FOLDER

  • Developers' Foresight:
    • You know those rocks that the Bokoblins can throw at you? You can bat them back.
    • The game offers multiple methods of solving puzzles and fighting enemies that the player may not think of doing at first. For example, you can use a board to cross a gap to reach a chest, or you could simply use Magnesis to transport the chest right to you.
    • The classic Cucco storm that happens if you strike a Cucco multiple times across just about every game in the series can also happen to enemies if you get them to strike the bird.
    • The Cutting the Knot solution to the Myahm Agana shrine was apparently discovered by the devs during development, and they decided Sure, Why Not?, and left it in as another possible solution.
    • Metallic equipment can be used to make conductive paths for certain electricity-based puzzles. This makes it possible to complete Vah Nabooris without finding the second power orb, among others.
    • When you find a memory, Link will get the Sheikah Slate out and look at its associated photo, but the final memory's photo is on the wall of Impa's house, so when Link finds that memory, he just stands there looking around for a few seconds instead... but if you take a photo of the photo on Impa's wall, Link will get out the Slate and look at the photo of the photo, like he does for the other memories.
    • The Gerudo Secret Club is a place where Greta illegally sells male clothing, and it requires a password to get inside it. So, if you change out your Gerudo clothing in that place, the Gerudo Guards will not be alerted that a man is in their town.
    • Extremely difficult, but if you manage to enter Zora's Domain without meeting Sidon at Inogo Bridge, you'll get a fully voiced cutscene from him when you first enter the throne room, as seen here. Sidon will act polite and encouraging towards Link normally, but he'll be dismissive (at first) and a bit distant towards him if you intrude on him in the throne room since he hasn't met you yet and you're barging into the royal chambers uninvited.
    • In the Stealth-Based Mission in the Yiga Clan Hideout, getting spotted by one of the Yiga Blademasters has three effects: closing the gate to the next room (preventing progress), spawning in two Yiga Footsoldiers, and alerting all Yiga Blademasters (who can One-Hit Kill Link) to Link's presence. As a result, it almost guaranteed that the player will get a Game Over... the key word being "almost". As shown in this video, if the player survives the onslaught and defeats all of the Yiga clansmen, the closed gates will reopen (complete with the classic "puzzle solved" jingle) and allow the player to continue onward.
    • If the player is unlucky enough to have no room in their inventory for the Zora Armour, King Donephan will remark on it and tell them to come back once they've sold something. Same goes for the Zora who gives you the Zora Greaves for the Lynel sidequest, as well as with Vilia at the Kara Kara Bazaar. The latter will even offer to buy armour from the player if they have no room to hold the Gerudo clothing necessary to enter Gerudo Town!
    • Similar dialogue also exists if the player has no room for food in their inventory and completes a cooking sidequest in Kakariko Village or Lurelin Village.

I don't see the problem

  • If you somehow manage to drop the Master Sword after obtaining it (which pretty much requires a glitch, as it's a Clingy Mc Guffin that you can't drop through normal means), it will return to the Lost Woods where you found it, complete with a unique message telling you as much. [As stated, dropping the Master Sword requires some sort of glitch.]
  • If you throw a rusty weapon at an Octorok on Death Mountain, it'll suck the weapon up and spit it back at you with all the rust cleaned off. [This is something players are unlikely to try, or notice the lack of rust. Octoroks are easier to be dealt with via arrows anyway.]
  • If you manage to make too many objects appear in the game world by glitching or hacking that it would cause the game to crash, it will instead attempt to automatically trigger a Blood Moon, clearing the excess objects in the process. [This counts as it's the game's response to an attempted glitch exploit.]
  • Hinoxes are not normally placed near deep water nor do they seem intended to be fought in it. However, they have a swimming animation. [You'll have to go out of your way to lure them in to water.]
  • Find a clever way to get around a gate without actually solving the necessary puzzle to open it? If it is an enclosed room, the door will probably open up behind you so that you are not trapped inside. This can happen in Vah Naboris if you use some very well-timed gliding to get over a gate that normally requires powering two conduits to open (the same one can also be bypassed with metallic equipment). It will then slam closed once you leave the room. [From what I played this is pretty difficult to do; I haven't actually managed to do that myself.]
  • If you somehow manage to solve the first shrines without retrieving the runes you're supposed to use to complete them, the monks will not allow you to finish until you get them. [See the above note; that seems extremely difficult to do.]

Gonna ask about cutting/more suitable for Unexpectedly Realistic Gameplay

  • Fire works in incredibly dynamic ways that would give Far Cry 2 a run for its money. Wooden weapons can be lit on fire using fire sources such as torches or campfires, and even other on-fire weapons. This extends to arrows as well, which can also be lit on fire by dipping your arrow into the flame. As such, it's possible to create a makeshift fire arrow if you have a lit sconce or torch next to you. Putting these facts together, it's possible to take out an entire enemy camp's array of weaponry by creating a campfire and launching flame-tipped arrows onto their weapons. [This wasn't even in the proper indentation. But that aside, IIRC one of the loading screens outright tells you about flammable weapons. Maybe the part about other weapons that are on fire can stay.]
    • Being near Death Mountain causes everything wooden to be set on fire. This includes Bomb Arrows, meaning an unlucky player may suddenly eat an explosion to the face if they try to use them to kill something. [The Eldin region is a major location in the game, and bomb arrows are a powerful weapon. It's very likely that an unknowing player would try to use bomb arrows in Eldin.]
    • Dropping raw food on the ground while in Death Mountain will have food be cooked in the same way as cooking over a fire. It's not surprising to find food inside crates that are already cooked from the extreme heat. This even gets lampshaded by a Goron chef who mentions that he's losing business due to his customers realizing they can just toss their food outside to cook instead of buying the food from him. [IIRC there's an NPC in Goron City who outright tells you this, as well as a load screen.]
    • There's also less graceful examples the developers put in to make sure the player can't do certain things too soon or out of order.
      • It's totally possible to safely leave the Great Plateau without a paraglider. However, Link will randomly shout out and collapse, teleporting you back. [A mechanic that can be witnessed by trying to leave the Great Plateau pre-glider.]
      • You can try to reach the Divine Beasts without doing the necessary story bits, but you will be forever stopped by the fact that they never properly load until you see those scenes, since while the beasts are technically part of the main map, the dungeons themselves aren't. note  [Vah Ruta maybe, as that one actually blasts you with water if you bother Cryonising your way through or trying to glide from a higher point, but having the others as non-solid models that don't do anything (it's possible to directly reach Naboorus before the lightning hit with a bug) really doesn't seem like foresight so much as it is just a bug.]
      • You can't unlock the memories unless you talk to Impa about them first, even if you unlocked the photos that leads to the memories. [That's just the game enforcing order. One of the memories is right by a unique horse statue, so players who are just exploring might encounter it pre-Impa.]
    • Elemental enemies take elemental weakness into account. If you use a fire weapon on an ice type enemy, it dies in one hit (and vice versa). [Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors is already its own trope. The game tells you outright about using elemental weaknesses in a loading screen.]
    • During the trek through the Great Plateau, you're supposed to cook something for the Old Man that he'll trade for some warmer clothes (since one of the shrines is on a cold mountaintop). If you make it to the summit of Mount Hylia without getting the Warm Doublet, the Old Man will be amazed that you made it there and will just give it to you. There's even a third option: if you go to the Old Man's house after getting the paraglider and still haven't gotten the Warm Doublet, said clothes will be inside a chest (with the old man leaving a note in his diary with him saying he's impressed you managed it). [This is more like an aversion of Permanently Missable Content. The Great Plateau gives you plenty of peppers to be able to make cold-resistant food which will let you go up there.]
    • Chuchu Jelly itself is reactive. Drop any kind in a fire, and it turns red. Drop it in freezing water, it turns white, drop it in a shrine electrical field, it turns yellow. (Lightning just evaporates them.) If you are willing to use up a jelly, you can covert batches of 5 (4) by dropping one color, 4 others, and shooting the color with an arrow. The elemental field converts the remaining 4. (Dropping more than 4 will just vanish). Dropping a Chuchu Jelly in an enemy's path and shooting it with an arrow is a cheaper way to use an elemental attack without using an elemental arrow. [While a nice detail, this isn't "developer plans for something extremely unlikely for players to do" so much as "a mechanic most players probably wouldn't do on their own." The closest I could think of that might count is the fact that Shrine electricity changes the jelly too, but even that's a stretch.]
    • Some characters react differently depending on how you talk to them. For example, Paya tells you to get dressed if you talk to her naked, and Purah tells you to get off the table if you speak to her while standing on it. ["It's not just about specific reactions where they could've just put a generic one..."]
    • The four main story quests have different dialog depending on the order they're completed in. In particular, after the first, Link goes from hesitantly agreeing to try and calm the Divine Beasts to confidently asserting that it's possible. There's even dialogue variants based on whether you've got the Master Sword or not, starting with the first encounter with Impa onward. [Again, "not just about specific reactions where they couldn't just put a generic one."]
    • Rain will make a Fire Keese's flames to go out and eventually cause it to die. [Cool but it's not that hard to have Fire Keese in a rainy section.]
    • Temperature can affect ingredients. Dumping stuff like apples or mushrooms into frozen rivers and then picking them back up will freeze them, allowing them to be used and eaten. Certain foods also taste better frozen. It even affects monster parts (like getting Red Chuchu Jelly if you kill a standard Chuchu with fire). [Game tells you this, it's another case that's not "developer plans for the player to do something unusual" as it is "extra little detail."]
    • It's possible to obtain the full set of Rubber Armor (which provides immunity against electricity and even against lightning as a set bonus at level 2) before setting foot into any of the Divine Beasts, but the lightning around Vah Naboris is too intense to survive without the Thunder Helm, to ensure that the player cannot skip the Yiga Clan hideout. ["Game has a special road block even with something normally immune to that kind of thing" doesn't seem like something that can be considered being far ahead of the player. It just seems like a way of striking down a possible loophole.]
    • The game's physics are highly impressive, especially in conjunction with the weather system in place. For example, during a thunderstorm, lightning becomes attracted to metal. Wearing metal weaponry? Sparks will shoot off of them, a precursor to Link being struck by lightning. Since you get a few seconds of prep time before getting struck, a smart player may decide to whip out a metal weapon, use it long enough for lightning to try to strike it, and then toss it towards an enemy, setting the unfortunate sap to be electrocuted. [This is just "the mechanics are kind of realistic."]
    • The weather system is highly detailed and affects lots of different little things. It gets colder the higher you go in altitude, and rain makes rocks harder to climb as they become slippery. Rainwater will also pool naturally and evaporate when the sun comes out. [Details are not the same thing as the developer planning steps ahead of what the player might do.]
    • Wielding a weapon with Fire Element or Ice Element can keep you warm in cold areas and vice-versa, cool in hot areas. [Same as above.]

Undertale's next. Maybe.

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"Not only that, but they disturbingly detailed Luigi's buttocks from behind."

  • Carp:
    • Roxie's appearance in Gigadeon normally has Barbie Doll Anatomy, but there is exactly one frame ([[ ninth row, third column]]) where her "breasts" have some odd-looking shading where they definitely should not be even in a T-rated game.

^ And no offense, but given the sprite designer for that game, I'm pretty sure that's intentional.

  • This is parodied with Tagger. Word of God is that Tagger will almost always be behind on memes — the only exceptions are if Fan likes something that happens to have memes, and said series he likes is recent.
  • Strictly Formula:
    • Oddly, half of his original stories follow a rough template derived from Run Gifocalypse (a fan fiction, and one of his few that he continues to adore and does not lump in as an Old Shame) while the other half are completely unformulaic. Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group is the only one that's uncomfortably in the middle. The gist is, the storyline involves a huge number (in one (Ordinarily United), maybe two () cases, this number is literally infinite) of technicolor humanoid women (occasionally men might be thrown in as well) with extreme superpowers, and at least some of them aren't exactly friendly people. For whatever reason, the protagonist challenges them to a non-leathal battle of sorts and goes through them one by one. They are, in general, Cute Monster Girls, with the Elemental Embodiments always being among the highest-ranking ones. Fan uses the same rough Color-Coded Elements system for all stories, and the same general settings tend to show upnote . 361 Striking Degrees turns this on its head, as the band of humanoids are actually the main characters rather than friendly/"friendly" antagonists, and the pool of villains they are up against is considerably smaller. Oddly, that story was where the whole color idea technically began, and run:gifocalypse was originally planned to just turn everything on its head (the character associated with white, Burrda, was one of the nicer ones because the Degrees didn't have a white so much as that was the color associated with the Big Bad; the one associated with black, Dove, was such a huge dick and so powerful because Striker Black has no natural elemental power and was one of the many nice Degrees), but Fan ended up far more interested in that than the original story he had.

      Regarding Intriguing Group's placement, it's awkward in that the main Quirky Miniboss Squad vaguely uses a similar color-coded system, except they're far more varried than just Cute Elemental Women (although Witchita, The Dragon, comes close)
    • run:gifocalypse itself was pretty formulaic until Arc 3, which threw most of the finer points out the window. The gist is, after the first chapter: the gang makes it to a new domain, finds out that the professor there is not trying to immediately kill them, they see what kind of a strange world the professor has made,
    • Word of God is that most of his Gravity Falls fics (except for the extremely crack one-offs) try to follow under a few general checkpoints: namely, there is usually a Disc-One Final Boss as in many of GPF's other stories (run:gifocalypse is the exception unless one counts the "fauxshadowing" that Dove would pull a Starscream, or that .GIFfany is the DOFI to Eve; Journals has Nzyvo to Mable [sic] , Escape From Fanservice Island has the Troll and the Lightning Cultist to Pyronica, Ultimate Chaotic Mysterious Dark Power has plenty, starting from Bill Cipher and with the Big Bad being the Love God(/Lust Devil?)), the town itself ends up getting destroyed spectacularly (but with few-to-no casualties: in run:gifocalypse, Dove hits it with an anti-gravity wave explosion; in Journals, Teeth/Sloth Devil rips the town in two; in EFFI, the Lightning Cultist freezes it over towards the end of her battle; in Ultimate, all the buildings are destroyed when Dipper uses a serious punch to destroy Bill's energy barrier). Also, usually Dipper isn't the hero. The one exception was Ultimate, which purposefully gave him Saitama-levels of strength as a Deconstructive Parody of overpower-fest Fix Fics. The ghosts from "The Inconveniencing" have showed up in all stories longer than Spooky's, but this is said to be a coincidence. (It was a small cameo in Gifocalypse and Escape; they were the Starter Villains in Journals, and in Ultimate they were the first threat that Dipper could not simply insta-punch as they were intangible.)

  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Gravity Falls: Ultimate Chaotic Mysterious Dark Power takes the usual fan fiction trend of making the lead character stronger, smarter, and with a harem... but instead of just playing it straight and landing Dipper in to Marty Stu terratory, it ramps up the overpowering to Saitama levels and becomes a Deconstructive Parody. The result is that Dipper can immediately sense the supernatural to the point of avoiding several episodes outright, every single girl roughly within his age range becomes creepily obsessed with him to the point of it becoming detrimental (he has an Unwanted Harem of borderline yanderes), and he's strong enough to take down almost anything with one punch. Well, correction: he doesn't even need to punch so much as he needs to tap his fist gently against them. This even includes a random Reality Warper that tries to recreate the universe without him in it; he's immune to reality warping too. He becomes so powerful that entire tens of episodes are just condensed in to single chapters, until the story quickly goes Off the Rails less than a third of the way in and focuses on past villains trying to figure out how the hell stopping him is even possible. The only characters Dipper even remotely puts effort in to fighting are ghosts, as he cannot directly touch them (but even then, in both circumstances they back off from one reason or another); Gideon, as he feels uncomfortable with the thought of killing a nine-year old (he manages to take an arm off Gideon by accident, but he replaces it with a powerful robotic arm); the .GIFfanys, as they're also technically intangable; Bill Cipher, who takes three hits to kill instead of one (four if you count destroying his barrier, five counting the punch he fully regenerated from); and the Love God, the Big Bad who gave Dipper the power in the first place.
    • Some of the humor in Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group. Examples include: a 14 year old girl who is also one of the bigger Hate Sinks of the story that gets killed in a gigantic explosion caused by a grown woman, said action is treated as a good thing (she's a mass-murderer willingly working under the Big Bad purely to get rich and blow stuff up), and said 14 year old is casually given the Country Matters treatment post-death as a Running Gag; a Villain of the Week that gives two members of the hero group such servere diarrhea that it manages to loop around to not being disgusting; and the story seemingly setting up a reoccurring villain that was intentionally supposed to be seen as annoying going on a redemption path, before one of the main characters suddenly impales him, and then violently repeatedly impales him all in front of an All-Loving Hero who kind of wanted to see him turn to the side of good.

    Screw it I'm writing the former right now. 

You've probably seen the gist of it before. Series comes with a main character the fans get attatched to, some fans think they're not strong enough, and some of those fans try to write their "own version" where he's slightly more savvy and powerful.

What happens when you take that concept to the next level?

Enter Gravity Falls, a town full of quirky people and dangerous creatures. Things start regular and on the rails for just a tiny bit, until one night where Dipper, while asleep, is surrounded by strange glowing symbols that disappear in a flash. The next day, while trying to save his sister from a pack of gnomes, he ends up trying to punch one in self-defense.

The encounter ends with him in sheer horror, his punch was powerful enough to send a shockwave that ripped the clouds apart a good several miles above him.

Ultimate Chaotic Mysterious Dark Power (NSFW, especially after .GIFfany enters the picture) is a loose Deconstructive Parody of God-Mode Sue fics (with a tiny bit of parodying harems, but there isn't that much present) by Great Pikmin Fan that tries to explore what might happen if a character actually becomes suddenly blessed with ridiculous power and getting girls to like him for practically no reason. The story has an odd format in that the first few chapters condense several canonical episodes — or rather, events that would have taken place by their time — and mix in the increasingly common "new" adventure. As Dipper single-punches his way through almost everything, more and more oddities and giant monsters hear of the town thinking that they can take on this boy who can split mountains in half.

See also If Mario Were a Terrible Ecchi Harem Series, a similar

  • Alien Blood: A bit. For one thing, the gnomes have rainbow blood according to this fic's world.
  • Avoid the Dreaded G Rating: Like Escape From Fanservice Island, GPF intentionally rated this M mostly to see if it would attract more viewers, and he worded the summary to even make it come off like something sleazier than it actually is. The difference is that there's barely anything here that's worse than his previous run:gifocalypse or especially Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage (both were fics he thought were T), aside from some mentions of blood and .GIFfany's tits (and run:gifocalypse eventually describes her breasts at the end, still donning a "T" ratingnote ). He admits that the blood is a poor way of trying to justify the M rating, as well as .GIFfany's oversexualized role in the story.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: Downplayed, and justified in that this fan fic is about a boy with the power to kill things in one punch (Fan's other stories lack... well, instant-death, but he occasionally plays the Anyone Can Die card). It's more violent than several of GPF's other fics, but not by that much, and uses Alien Blood pretty often.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Cross-story and even cross-fandom, but GPF said that he thought Elitaa was a horrible idea, and mostly regrets Kathy from Total Drama World Tour Rewrite and Total Zeksmit Plains with the exception that she served as a template to Professor Kathody (whom GPF likes a lot more). With that being said, it seemed unlikely that those two OCs would ever return from anything, yet they show up here! Granted, as illusions by the Mabot Magician, but still.
  • Crossover: Averted. Dipper practically has Saitama's powers, but that's about it. No One-Punch Man characters actually appear in the story, not even through the form of cameos, unless one counts the .GIFfany(s, as it's suggested that more than one take similar designs) based on Mosquito Girl. The story also stops being much like One-Punch Man in that Dipper does have a number of enemies that he can't just defeat effortlessly, even back in the beginning to a lesser extent and especially after Bill enters the story.
  • Deconstructive Parody: The tone is considerably less mean-spirited than naruto the guy with the ninja or Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage, but the fic still tries to portray a "more realistic" depiction of a character suddenly becoming so much stronger than their canonical self and having their possible love interests throwing themselves at them. The result is that instead of going "Yeah, I'm awesome and I get to tell people the author's beliefs," Dipper is absolutely horrified at the thought of him potentially cracking the planet in two by accident, spends a lot of time wondering where his power came from, and he's creeped out by Wendy, Pacifica etc advancing on him in increasingly invasive ways. Towards the end of their fight, Bill basically tries to get the last laugh on Dipper by saying that he (Dipper) will turn in to someone like him (Bill) after millions of years of having no challenge and the only real company being a bunch of obsessive fans. By the end of the story, few if any characters learned their canonical lessons, Dipper's still pretty lonely, and ultimately the main cast just felt like they've been trolled, which was kind of what the Love God was trying to pull.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Bill Cipher is this, which is surprising mostly to those that aren't familiar with Great Pikmin Fan's formula (he never has the same Big Bad of canon act as the final Big Bad of his fan fics, and Bill's roles tend to be small, but this is one of his biggest). He's built up as the biggest and final threat of the summer. And technically, he is — of the summer. The second half of the story
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • Bill serves as one of the most obvious ones, as he too seems to be inflicted with at least the same "harem spell" as Dipper was, and he
    • Then there's .GIFfany, who is explicitely overpowered all-around (Bill is a maybe, as most of his feats were things he could do in canon)
  • Exact Words: The summary never actually "lies." Even the "slightly smarter and stronger" can be taken as "slightly smarter, and also stronger" without the "slightly."
  • Expy:
    • Dipper effectively becomes Saitama if he were an unwanted chick magnet within the context of the fic. He's powerful enough to tear mountains in half while he's holding back and most of his enemies go down with one half-assed punch. The cover art even draws him in the Stylistic Suck style as Saitama, while the other characters look slightly more detailed.
    • In that regard, Bill is similar to Boros (confirmed by Fan's word) as an Evil Counterpart and a villain who, in this case, wanted to specifically find someone capable of challenging him. Hell, both are even defeated when the main lead puts slightly more effort in to his punches than usual.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • Dipper quickly figures out how to make his punches have a really weak, non-lethal variant that still blows off clothing. Unfortunately, most of the people he does this to are old or not very attractive in the first place. The same goes for the townsfolk who lose their clothes in side-blasts. The first character this happens to is Old Man McGucket, and the story describes his naked ass in detail as he's running away from Dipper in fear after the latter breaks his mecha-Gobblewonker.
    • A lot (but not all) of the original monsters Dipper faces against are humanoids with really weird designs. One of them is a buff toad-like man with knives for nipples that bathes in extremely polluted mud. Dipper gags when facing him, and their fight mostly consists of Dipper trying not to even touch him, which is made possible by his punches carrying shockwaves.
    • The Greed Devil apparently has a detailed big ass. The Greed Devil is also a living snowman. When he sees it personally, Soos immediately questions why someone would go through that much detail to decorate a snowman like that, when Greed replies by saying that he's not merely a man-made snowman brought to life, but rather his own being that subconciously influenced humanity to make snow-idols in his image.
    • The Envy and (transformed, without the transformation she just looks like a black blob with eyes) Gluttony Devils also have big asses, and appear as attractive, near-naked or completely naked (respectively) female humanoids. Like the other Devils, they are bloodlusted and obsessed with causing the apocalypse — especially Gluttony — and the story describes them in increasingly odd ways as they love flailing their naked bodies around killing things.
  • For Want of a Nail: What if Dipper was incredibly overpowered and an inexplicable Chick Magnet? Well, the gang might have little trouble dealing with physical enemies, but nobody learns anything from their experiences as they can just have their overpowered friend take care of anything for them.
  • Foreshadowing: Plenty, even in the first chapter, for something that seems like a joke story at first.
    • Requiring a bit of Homestuck knowledge are all the Lord English-related references. What is Lord English? Definitely a cherub, possibly an angel if one assumes that "cherub" just refers to their child forms (and even then, Caliborn cannot mentally mature due to his early body-takeover). What's the one thing in Gravity Falls canon that's been called a cherub? The Love God. This goes back to the "Inconveniencing" part of Chapter 1, where the second-to-last thing Ma and Pa try to throw at Dipper is a gigantic green skull with black wings that fires a rainbow laser at him said to be able to break through space itself.
    • Anyone with basic knowledge of the Zelda franchise might be able to piece something together when comparing the sheer number of times Dipper's power is talked about to how he notes how "courageous" Gideon is, and how .GIFfany seems to have some form of "wisdom" in knowing things about various timelines. Yep, they're all connected, and part of the same game the Love God played around.
    • There's a hell of a lot of signs that .GIFfany isn't just going to be one-shotted like most of the other one-time threats:
      • When Dipper ends his attempt at making a group of supernatural heroes by One Punching the last of them, Rumble, so that he'd stop trying to destroy the town around him, the story mentions that electricity was seen going through along the power lines behind him. One might just chalk this up as either a side-effect of destroying Rumble's body or something that resulted from the shockwave of the punch, except if you read a little bit above that, the story makes it very specific that Dipper's punch was nowhere near any power lines. This isn't just some shockwave side effect; .GIFfany was watching him the whole time. Dipper killing her new canonical love interest was the last straw: she was sick of him derailing the story to begin with, knew he wouldn't approve of her dating Soos, and with the way things worked differently with Rumble, she was paranoid that he might have killed any chance of Rumble ending up with her, so she took it out in a disporportionate manner.
  • Genre Savvy: Subverted. Part of the Power is that Dipper knows "by instinct" the general traits of the supernatural beings, but he can't completely figure out the plot
  • Joker Immunity:
    • A continuation of Fan's example comparing her in his Gravity Falls fan works to "Bowser:" once again, no .GIFfany ever actually dies, which is astonishing considering the story's basic premise is that its main character can kill almost all of canon's creatures with one hit. Dipper's attacks are dodged at first, and then later on they just figure out how to resist the sheer overwhelming strength.
    • Averted with Darlene, as this is the first Gravity Falls fic of Fan's where she's actually killednote . Making matters more surprising was that said death was an utter Anti-Climax.
    • An aversion, when it comes to Popularity Power: Bill Cipher ends up being Killed Off for Real at the end of Chapter 3, and Fan confirms that he was completely wiped out in the fight. He ended up following his word, as Bill never shows up in any subsequent chapters.
  • Light Is Not Good:
    • .GIFfany is still as bright as ever, except now she has a One-Winged Angel "Singularity" form and a gigantic number of Fusion Dances; the former even has her, at times, take on an angelic appearance with wings and a halo, which is based on prototype concept art.
    • The Mabots are all brightly-themed, and have pale hair colors (except Security Guard (black) and technically Steampunker (who is brown-themed)). But they're all pretty big jerks, and make up among the most threatening group in the entire story.
  • Loophole Abuse:
    • Dipper's Instinct only detects the supernatural or "odd creatures" like the (real) Gobblewonker, but it is useless against "futuristic" technology. Gideon takes advantage of that to vehemently only use "science," which makes him completely invisible under Dipper's radar and allows for his surprise attack in Chapter 4.
    • Bill states that his energy barrier managed to completely deflect Dipper's punch from hitting him. Cue Gideon and .GIFfany teaming up to create "proper" energy barriers, then make layers upon layers of them.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Mable the Typomonster makes a cameo in the form of appearing as a sketch in Journal 2, and what's been said about the entry foreshadows her defeat in Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage, even though this was before the finale of Journals was published. She ends up appearing proper, but rarely stays in her Mabel-like form, instead quickly transforming in to some giant eldritch horror.
    • A bonus at the end of Chapter 2 is effectively a re-creation of the Saitama vs Subterraneans dream and "real battle," except it's with GPF's overpowered .GIFfany buffs vs her actual feats in canon respectively (the latter could effectively serve as how "Soos and the Real Girl" would have gone if Soos didn't take Dipper's warning and .GIFfany did not have the "Blessing of Wisdom"; in short Dipper forms the belief that finally fighting an even match would actually kind of suck, as he soon gets tired of constantly fighting the figuratively-steroided .GIFfany Army). In the dream sequence, the leading .GIFfany copy possesses the Planet Negation Girl from Run Gifocalypse, marking the PNG's technical return since run:gifocalypse just kinda ended.
    • In the latter portion of Chapter 2, there are wanted posters of various past OCs by GPF: Elitaa from Sweet Jade and Hella John (whom GPF explicitely "retired"), Kathy of his Total Drama fics, Girlfriend from The Eds' EDventure, Arcshade from Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, and Carl from Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals. It's implied that Mabot Magician is the reason for these, as she makes illusions of them and later attacks Dipper with them. Word of God is that they don't even really exist in the Ultimate-verse, it's just that the magician got in to some of .GIFfany's records about GPF, found those characters, and went nuts with them.

      An individual gag from that: the "main" Yellow .GIFfany (Professor Kathody) seems to be really pissed off at Kathy; Kathody started off as an expy of Kathy, but now Fan kind of regrets the latter as he "didn't know what to do with her" and feeling she doesn't fit very well with the other Total Drama characters, especially her friends in TZ, Geoff and Ezekiel. Unlike the other four, Kathy's wanted poster is written in yellow, implying that the Yellow .GIFfany wrote that out of annoyance that her technical "base" of sorts might steal popularity from her, given that Kathody is an Attention Whore.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Dipper's punches keep blowing off the clothes of random people that happen to be caught near the blast. Old Man McGucket is the first example, during the "Legend of the Gobblewonker" portion of Chapter 1. This happens to Gideon's dad more often than anyone else.
  • Precision F-Strike: For a lot of blood and a lot of naked people, the story contains little swearing. Which is why the moments where that does happen stick out far more:
    • The Greed Devil's reaction to Dipper coming down the wood cabin's chimney is "YOU GOTTA BE SHITTING ME!"
    • Home-J, an enemy Dipper faces late into the summer, replies to Dipper's powers with "That's the stupidest fucking superpower I've ever heard. Come up with something more original than just a millionth guy with super strength and try again." Note that Home-J's main trump card is super strength.
  • Production Foreshadowing:
    • Once again, .GIFfany mimicks Ninthee/HRT-9's "hands crossed behind back with three fingers raised" pose, before Emazh In was released.
    • Soos ends up accidentally predicting a twist about his counterpart in Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage: namely, that he's part love fairy.
  • Reverse Cerebus Syndrome: As this is sort of a Decon-Recon Switch (but mostly sways towards the "Decon" side), the first three chapters feel considerably darker than the latter three, with Dipper being mentally tormented by the fact that his search for mysteries may have turned him in to one of the biggest, most powerful, and unexplained anomaly in the entire town. Gideon and .GIFfany are far more meanacing than they are with their established respective Quirky Miniboss Squads (and their QMSs end up allowing for more Pet the Dog moments with the two of them), and the final Big Bad is presented as some ominous, omnipotent force of pure horror. In the second half, Dipper feels a bit more relieved to find more enemies that can actually take him on in a fight, Wendy managed to virtually eliminate the obsessive-nature of his "Power" so he can form stable friendships with girls again (while Bill's claims that everyone who wouldn't be attracted to him would hate him (another parody of OP fics, which bash those not part of the harem) is proven to be bullshit), Gideon just becomes more and more of a ham to the point where he's impossible to be taken seriously, the Mabots are finally revealed and are just goofy all-around, the .GIFfanys are likewise hard to take seriously since they're supposed to be GPF's most over-the-top sexualized incarnation yet, and the main villain is revealed to be the Love God, who is once again so utterly demonized that it Crosses the Line Twice, and this time he fights in the form of a musical number before Dipper interrupts it. Anyone expecting something serious, dark, and gritty for the whole ride through is going to be extremely disappointed in the chapters that take place after summer ends.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • Carl Stevens and the Lightning Cultist are two of the characters Dipper effortlessly one-shots "in between episodes," reflecting Fan's distaste on the former for being reliant on an easily-dated meme, and thinking that the latter is kind of unfitting even by EFFI's Stealth Parody standards.
    • .GIFfany's role in the story is to parody how oversaturated she is in GPF's other Gravity Falls fanworks, and how they usually make her much more powerful than her canonical self even if one doesn't count how they always toy with the idea of there being more than one of her. And how they up her sexualization considerably: here, she's somehow even more sexualized than even Escape From Fanservice Island (the previous contender for the "most," although Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage came close), to the point of being absolutely absurd. It also doubles as a fake-"preview" to Ordinarily United (which came out just about a week after the chapter where Dipper fights .GIFfany), given how similar the "intentionally overpowered protagonist takes them on" rule is.
  • Serial Escalation: The story starts with Dipper accidentally punching Jeff hard enough to blow a hole in the clouds above him and just keeps going up in insanity and the exact feats of strength he pulls off. Things get especially zany after Weirdmageddon, where Dipper faces against someone who can actually injure him for the first time, and... the battle involved him putting just slightly more effort than usual, and that fight ends with him punching the Sun clean in half (thanks to gravity, the two halves remerge to make a full Sun again). It jumps up when he fights the Love God, who can throw him across entire galaxies.
  • Shout-Out: A few.
    • In Chapter 2, Wendy fights the Chick Magnet effects of the Ultimate Power by squirting lemon juice in her eyes. Something similar to this is a plot element in the Ed, Edd n Eddy Valentine's Day special, and the reference is confirmed in the closing notes of the chapter.
    • At one point, Dipper faces against someone who can casually sidestep his overpowered moves that would, at least what he thinks, should kill her in one hit. Her response the first time this happens? "What? Do you think I am just going to stand there and take it?"
    • The story often compares the Love God, canonically a "cherub," to a certain other cherub from Homestuck that is considerably less friendly.
    • Gideon does something from each of the Evil Exes each chapter, corresponding to an Ex/volume (but mostly based on the video game). This being intentional was confirmed by Word of God:
      • Chapter 1/Matthew Patel: Pointing his finger in the air and summoning a number of female "helpers" of sorts (much later revealed to be the Mabots), who blast his target with fireballs.
      • Chapter 2/Lucas Lee: Uses his robotic arm to swing Dipper in to the side of a building, much like Lee's attack on Scott. Also, he has flunkies that are characters "acting in a movie."
      • Chapter 3/Todd Ingram: Uses a mock bass, and a ton of telekinesis involving vegetation.
      • Chapter 4/Roxanne Ritcher: He slices a transport vehicle.
      • Chapter 5/the twins:
      • Chapter 6/Gideon Graves: Mostly based on the game. He has a lab (but it's not strictly his) overflowing
  • Stealth Parody: Not to the extent as Escape From Fanservice Island (and this is saying a lot, as EFFI was barely that "stealth" to begin with), but the summary and the beginning at least try to paint it as a "regular" grade OP protagonist fic. It's when Dipper tries to punch Jeff the Gnome in self-defence and accidentally blasts him with enough power to obliterate him, rip open the leaves of the trees, and tear up the clouds in the sky that it becomes evident that the story is exaggerating his powers to comical levels. Especially when, instead of gaining reactions of awe, Dipper flips out over killing Jeff by accident and having no idea where these new abilities come from.
  • Story-Breaker Power:
    • The eponymous "Ultimate Power," granting absurd amounts of strength and immunity to almost anything (including being reality-warped out of existence) and the first third of the fic goes to show how literally story-breaking it would be (compared to the original canon) if the main character was made to an overpowered strength-house. Dipper evades learning potential lessons, everything is an Anti-Climax, and by the time the story introduces more threats "to his scale," he's absolutely clueless on what to do.
    • It's revealed that Dipper's power is specifically tied to "omnipotence." It's actually one in a trio — of "omnipresence" and "omniscience." Gideon has the former, which allows him to teleport anywhere. He also has a tiny bit of the "omnipotence" in that he's pretty strong by nine year old boy standards, but not strong enough to blow mountain ranges in two and split the atmosphere. .GIFfany has the "omniscience," which in this story just translates to having hyper knowledge of the supernatural and various timelines that are both real and hypothetical, in addition to having a bunch of powers on top of that (most of which she figured out herself with her knowledge) and mild "omnipresense" in the sense of minor warping, which allows her to dodge Dipper's punches. Rounding out the trio, Dipper has a tiny bit of "omniscience" — his ability to sense the supernatural. The girl-attraction is just an extra thing Love God threw on Dipper to fuck with his head. Granted, they are not literal omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience, but it's suggested they could have developed in to them had the Love God not taken them away upon his death.
  • Straw Misogynist: Parodied with Misogywood, a woodland "killer reptile" that believes all women to be biologically inferior to men. The parody comes from how he's obviously meant to be some kind of simplified twist on "girl power" messages, and how "normally," he'd be beaten by a female character to prove him wrong. However, Dipper, a boy, is by far the most powerful character in the story prior to the introduction of the Mabots. Being a bit meta, Misogywood is actually kind of annoyed at this and questions what kind of aesop the story has, and Dipper One Punches him by stating that there's no need for an aesop, Misogywood just killed a bunch of people so he should die.
  • Take That!:
    • The entire fan fic starts as another take of Fan making fun of the concept of turning a lead character into an untouchable God-Mode Sue, by trying to depict the process happening with Dipper but he does not get cocky as a result, is not constantly trying to call people out for their wrong-doings (canonical or the result of demonization), and instead has trouble dealing with the issues of being way too powerful. It becomes more of its own, standard action story as more and more OC threats are introduced that can actually take Dipper on in an even fight.
    • Ron Ejjert makes a return, and he is to GPF's Gravity Falls fic-verses as Dave Unfel "the Metagician" is to Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group: a guy who sees himself as a cool Genre Savvy "I can understand and decipher this story" badass but really just comes off as a lunatic screaming that life is just part of a comic book.
    • When (a still love-struck, thanks to Dipper's Chick Magnet powers) Wendy suggests that maybe what Bill wants is romance with Dipper, Dipper immediately shoots down the idea, claiming that this is not some terrible enemy-romance fan fiction. Despite the .GIFfany/Soos rleationship in Escape From Fanservice Island and Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage (both of which heavily deconstructed the idea of redeeming her, at that), Great Pikmin Fan has been largely against Foe Yay Shipping in general and has specifically selected out Bill/Dipper or Bill with any Pines as specific examples. In a bit of meta Hypocritical Humor, we cut to .GIFfany's (successful) seduction of Soos, although they ultimately do not end up together and this is the first major GPF continuity of the fandom where they do not, at the very least, end up on "friendly" terms. (In run:gifocalypse, it was suggested and later confirmed that she was just tricking the others in to thinking she learned a lesson, before Eve being so much worse than her finally snapped some sense in to her.)
    • Mable the Typomonster's "role" in this fic is to parody the If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him trope: she accusses that Dipper solving his problems with violence is going to turn him in to a mass-murdering monster and makes him just as bad as Bill Cipher. She says this seconds before trying to murder him.
    • While .GIFfany's general importance in the story was meant to be a self-jab at Fan's overuse of her in his fanworks, her beginning where she basically asks Soos if she can strip in his house and then goes on a rant about being "more equal" is a dig at both stories that generally get preachy, and particularly when that preaching is done using someone else's character. Her claims start... not completely terrible (she accuses there of being a double standard with the way undergarments are portrayed/censored in current media), but then she just gets longer and longer and preachier and preachier as she removes more garments and moves from panties to bare ass to topless exposure, culminating in her shirt removal (she doesn't wear a bra) including an edit of the infamous Rick and Morty "high IQ" copypasta, and that's not even half of her rant on topfreedom. .GIFfany even breaks character because Fan assumed nobody would actually take the time to read that.note 
      .GIFfany: To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand and be mature enough to accept fan-made anime tiddies in Gravity Falls. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of biological nature most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Bubbles's refusal to wear anything more than soap bubbles, which is deftly woven into her characterisation - her personal philosophy draws heavily from wanting to smell nice and from the not atypical anime trope of a hot springs visit juxtaposed with bathing sequences, for instance, as well as utilizing a conventional Western approach to oppressively depicting bathing censorship with the use of bath foam over the parts that those over-triggered sensitive assholes deem "too bad for kids." The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realize that they're not just funny- they say something deep about SOCIETY. As a consequence people who dislike my army of naked recolor original characters truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humor in Dove's aggressive catchphrase "Let it be known that I do not fuck around," which itself bears its inspiration cryptically from Hideki Kamiya's epic The Wonderful 101. Actually, ignore that — it's not 2013 yet, that game does not exist. But I'm still smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Great Pikmin Fan's genius unfolds itself on their computer screens. What fools... how I pity them. And yes by the way, you SHOULD have a .GIFfany tattoo. And no, nobody else can see it. It's for my eyes and my characters' only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. [...] By the way, this isn't Giffster speaking in this sentence but Great Pikmin Fan here, throwing in a hidden AN: yes, this is supposed to be cringeworthy and soul-crushingly long.
      Soos: Okay, you can take your shirt off. I like going around without a shirt sometimes too.
    • The fic in general is extremely harsh towards the trend of having a comically perverted protagonist that ultimately ends up getting treated in a way more lighted manner than they should. More than one of Dipper's one-off side victims are based on some kind of "perverted hero" archetype, whether through anime in general or in comedy films/series. Also, .GIFfany makes a point that she never actually sexually harasses someone
  • Understatement: The summary states that Dipper is "slightly smarter and stronger." Er, "slightly" in that he's now able to punch holes in mountains with no effort. Word of God joked that the "slightly" only refers to the "smarter," and that's at least true: he's no complete brainiac, instead he just kind of had knowledge about the supernatural given to him and the ability to sense when something "weird" is around.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just about every major villain, but the reasons for this vary. Usually, it's GPF's usual brand of "X major character is more minor than you'd think, and Y minor character is more major than you'd think." Some standouts:
    • The Love God is the true reason for Dipper's power (and possibly Bill's attracting female demons) and the final Big Bad of the story.
    • .GIFfany is the one other Monster of the Week to recieve a buff along with Love God, part of her motivation is Rumble getting one-punched (when he was kind of a regular in the second half of Chapter 1), and at first the story seems to not have her in it entirely (Dipper just convinces Soos to never pick up the game: after witnesses Dipper's Instinct (which detects anything "supernatural") being correct several times, Soos becomes savvy enough to listen to him)
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: The first chapter is a punchfest where Dipper simply solves or avoids the plots of the first few episodes each in under a minute, ending with him coming to the decision of needing to one-punch Rumble after the "training program" failed. The second chapter is another punchfest, but it also has the ongoing subplot of Dipper trying to work out why all the girls are suddenly obsessed with him, the story also setting up some of the reoccurring villains. Chapter 3 is Weirdmageddon (at the half way mark of the story), and Bill is the first non-ghost enemy that takes actual effort from Dipper to beat. In typical GPF fashion (unless dealing with the Kanker Sisters; even in their canon, Eddy's Brother tops them on the asshole list), the Big Bad of canon is never actually the Big Bad of his fics, so Bill turned out to be more of a "checkpoint." Still, after him, more and more villains show up that can either survive Dipper's punches outright, and/or they have workaround methods like not being tangible or just having really good instant-dodging.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Near the end of Chapter 2, those unfamiliar with GPF's past works in the fandom (and he specifically makes no mention of his works at all, so you'd have to go through his profile to get a clue) might be in for a shock if they think .GIFfany's just going to be another curb-stompnote . Especially since the only foreshadowing that she's more than just "the 'Soos and the Real Girl' part of him burning through canon" in the first chapter was the quick mention of blue electricity zipping by over powerlines while Dipper kills Rumble out of the safety of others:
      .GIFfany: Do you really think you can just keep doing this [insta-punching monsters that try to harm him]?
      Dipper: Yes. (Punches the television set she's in. A few sparks show up, but die down.)
      (Dipper's phone rings. .GIFfany appears on it.)
      .GIFfany: You miiiiissed meeeee!
      Dipper: What? Ah, no!
      (Punches the phone with his other hand, blowing a hole in the mall. .GIFfany's voice shows is then heard in a random toaster.)
      .GIFfany: I am above anything you have ever faced before. (Dipper punches air, aiming a shockwave which destroys the toaster. The lights overhead start blinking on and off, with her voice.) I am everywhere. (He shockwave-hits the lights, but she jumps out in a full physical form.) I am everything. (She lands, and then a bunch of other physical forms show up, strongly hinting that it's not just her making multple images of herself as she once does in canon.) I am everyone.
      (Dipper punches, .GIFfany quickly "shifts" out of the way and back in front, and the word "MISS" appears above her.)
      .GIFfany: What? Do you think I am just going to stand there and take it?
    • Chapter 3. Yeah, Bill starting Weirdmageddon is one thing, but what happens when Dipper tries to one-punch him? We get an exceptionally large shockwave that wipes out the upper half of the town's buildings as an energy barrier surrounds Bill, and when everything clears... Bill is perfectly fine, but just doesn't have a quick barrier anymore. Cue Dipper being surprised at finally fighting someone who technically survived one of his punches, and cue Bill being surprised at finding someone who actually broke his barrier.
    • Chapter 4 opens with Gideon attacking Dipper and Mabel on their ride home, and it ends with Dipper giving the Love God a full-force punch... and the attack not even scratching him.
  • Wham Line:
    • The tone of the story shifts from "all-out parody" to a more grim, deconstruction-y outlook when Dipper says the following in response to Rumble going on a rampage during the events of what would have been "Gideon Rises:"
      Dipper: ...That's it. I'm gonna need to Punch him.
    • Anyone even remotely familiar with canon would know something is up when .GIFfany uses one of Bill's more well-known lines (almost...):
      Dipper: How did you know that?
      .GIFfany: Oh, Dipper... I know a lot of things!
  • The Worf Barrage: .GIFfany's physical form is the first "tangable" enemy that can dodge one of Dipper's punches, and is later revealed to be able to survive direct hits by one. Bill is the first one that can outright harm him back, although he takes considerably more damage than .GIFfany (but had much quicker regeneration). The Love God, much to Dipper's dismay, can do both.

Fair warning:
  • It's Short, So It Sucks: Six chapters is less than half of the "norm" (13 chapters) for a serial story by GPF, and those tend to be long chapters. The chapters here are relatively short: even when the fic stops following canon's plot, the wrap-up with Gideon, the .GIFfanys, and Love God are over with pretty quickly. A common issue is that instead of exploring the plots of the individual episodes, they merely serve as quick jokes about how Dipper can apply his power next. (IE "The Inconveniencing" doesn't even focus on the alteration caused by Wendy and Tambry pinning after him, but instead him trying to fight the conjured images by the ghosts, and they back off when they "ghost read" that he's actually 12, refusing to provide challenges for him further.) The arc about the Unwanted Harem seemed to have been added as an afterthought, especially Wendy developing an immunity with lemon juice and starting an organization to get around the effects. To some degree, this was intentional, as Fan wanted it to be short to both highlight how overpowering the main protagonist would make canon less interesting if villains aren't also "buffed" (and indeed, the whole reason why the story's second half even happens is because Gideon and two Monsters of the Week were buffed a bit, and it did because Fan thought it would just be boring if the story ended with the Bill fight), and because he did not want it to fit in a really odd not-quite Cerebus Syndrome as Escape From Fanservice Island where the plot got increasingly complex for something that should be really simple.

Okay, also:
  • Spoiled by the Format: Yeah, Bill was the Big Bad of canon, but do you really think that the entire last half would be spent on just fighting him after the first two chapters were all about Dipper breezing through the rest of canon's plot and the consequences of that? Even when the story only went up to Chapter 3, Fan said outright in the end of the first chapter that there will be six total. Sure enough, Dipper manages to kill Bill at the end of the chapter, and the rest of the story focuses on events after the summer. Because of that, the fic does not even try to hide the fact that Bill's just the halfway mark, as Fan would not want the story to even imply it's just "Dipper with superpowers vs Bill," as he felt that would go against the entire point of him being comically overpowered.

    Might not go through with this as it would overcomplicate the story, but it's a tiny idea 

L-R: Mabot Steampunker, Mabot Idol Singer, Mabot Dancer, Mabot Acrobat, Mabot Magician, Mabot Comedian, Mabot Athlete, Mabot Security Guard

As Gideon's general self was, for a lack of a better term, left unchecked through the summer, he eventually ended up stealing a lock of Mabel's hair and used that combined with the Artificial Army's "Extended Lab" to create cyborg-"clones" of her. These clones had no intent on listening to Gideon at all, and mostly took off to do their own things.

  • The Cameo: Mabot Magician throws illusions of other characters made by GPF, some of which he explicitely said he would retire, and all of which aren't even from the Gravity Falls verse. They are Elitaa Sinois, Kathy Ikaname, Carl Stevens, Arcshade from Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, and Girlfriend from The Eds' EDventure.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being hinted at since Chapter 2 and not showing up proper until 4note , the Mabots soon fall out of focus once Dipper rushes through them and the professors in Chapter 4. They still stick around for the end, but Chapter 5 is more about Gideon and .GIFfany, and Chapter 6 is more about them all teaming up to beat the Love God.
  • The Dragon: Mabot Security Guard was supposed to serve as this to Gideon, but after pulling a Starscream she's the individual leader. Mabot Athlete is this to Security Guard, as Athlete has appeared more often than the others to pull traps pre-battle, and she's faced penultimately.
  • The Dreaded: Even Gideon is afraid of Mabot Security Guard.
  • Exact Words: Athlete seems to love them.
    • She tells Dipper that she could beat him with only the gloves she has on. This never confirms that they are regular boxing gloves.
  • Expy:
    • Fan said that they would not have existed if not for the Hard Boiled Heavies. Hell, there's even a magician who attacks by sending out illusions of Unexpected Characters.
    • Almost like the "Mabel counterparts"/"Gideon counterparts" to the Artificial Army, but there are some differences. Notably, the number of "main" members is considerably smaller, and they are each themed after a form of entertainment rather than an "element." This way, this fic's overpowered Dipper could still have his own Quirky Miniboss Squad without subjecting the proper AA to some sort of buff "on their own."
    • The "leader" of the group, Mabot Security Guard, has Nzyvo Northwest's color scheme, fire powers, and general over-poweredness.
  • Fighting Clown: All of them, except Security Guard (who is more along the lines of a fighting bouncer/cop). They are really goofy and fight with a general "entertainment" theme, but are roughly as strong if not stronger than this overpowered Dipper himself. Dancer is almost a literal Non-Ironic Clown.
  • Foil: As they're Gideon's Quirky Miniboss Squad (sort of...), they are different but not quite similar to the elite .GIFfany copies (squad captains as they're called in Escape From Fanservice Island, professors as they're called in run:gifocalypse and the Journalsverse):
    • A large factor is that the Mabots include character types that Fan does not "allow" the .GIFfanys to be: kids being one of the biggest examples (there is no Token Mini-Moe among them or even one that remotely resembles a kid played straight: it's implied that Dove is the reason for this); there is an idol singer among them (Fan said that while Sonia would experiment with a number of different music styles like "classic piano" or "punk rock," she'll never get in to idol singing as she prefers works with instruments),
    • The various .GIFfanys usually do not completely agree with the "main" one, yet they still kind of work with her in their own terms and they do genuinely care about one-another's well being (their care towards other people, on the other hand, is a completely different story). Many of them are/were Affably Evil, almost Friendly Enemies that did not immediately attack the Pines unprovoked in RG. The Mabots, on the other hand, seemingly "kinda like" Gideon but they by no means cooperate with him on anything, barely care about anyone other than themselves and maybe not killing Mabel or Dipper, and they often launch attacks with no warning and no provocation.
    • Conservation of Ninjutsu is in full effect here. The professors are certainly tough and backed by the numbers of their followers. However, the Mabots have no "followers" and are just that closed-off band of [not sure about the exact number yet, but seven's likely — or eight, but are even stronger, at least by this fic's rules. That no longer becomes the case after .GIFfany reaches Singularity Mode.
    • The professors are Cute Monster Girls based on the elements first and foremost. The Mabots have no such elemental bases, and they're intentionally supposed to be uncanny, particularly the way Security Guard appears to be rotting.
    • The professors are (for the most part, Kathody, Searah, Leona, Sonia, and especially Dove are among the standouts) heroic derivatives/copies of a villainous character, the Mabots are villainous derivatives of a heroic character.
    • The main professors (with .GIFfany being the exception, her color being un-evenly between Leona's and Burnda's) are color-coded based on the RGB model, including the tertiary colorsnote  along with black and whitenote . Their colors are also fully saturated and bright. The Mabots are loosely based on pastels of the RYB model, and include black and brown. This is also slightly based on the billiard arrangement (except GPF prefers using more of a purple-ish red color for "brown"/"maroon"), which is used by the _ank _ills of Escape From Fanservice Island.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Gideon wanted to engineer one cloned Mabel girlfriend that shared his love of power. Unfortunately, she (or, they, since he made several) ended up preferring to take power from Gideon as well.
  • Hulking Out: Mabot Security Guard does this, transforming from a small "rotting"-looking girl in a black security outfit to... well, picture something along the lines of a Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl, but with the same "rotting" effect on Security Guard/Nzyvo, and buff.
  • Irony:
    • Dipper fights the security guard-themed one last. And during the other fights, she stands around in the shadows with Athlete not doing anything. You would expect, in a standard sort of "group," the security would be the first one to throw themselves in to the battle.
    • When made, what Gideon had in mind was a single almost-exact copy of Mabel, but weak and blindly obediant to him. Instead he made the exact opposite, with the exception that they (slightly) resemble Mabel: eight individuals just as powerful as the Saitama-esque Dipper that will not really listen to him, and betray him immediately after considering him weak.
  • Robotic Reveal: Happens when Dipper attempts to reluctantly one punch Mabot Steampunker. He gets a huge number of sparks, feels metal, and she effectively "peels her face back" to reveal a template electronic structure under it.
  • The Unsmile: Like Nzyvo, this is the default expression of all of them, but Security Guard (a direct expy of Nzyvo) takes that cake.
  • Walking Spoiler: The Mabots are "Gideon's personalized" Quirky Miniboss Squad, do not properly show up until after Bill's death, they are among the few characters who are not instakilled by Dipper's punches (and this, in turn, spoils that there are characters who can survive his Saitama-strength), and they play a role in working under the story's actual Big Bad.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Invoked. Unlike the various .GIFfanys, the Mabots go missing by the end, leaving their fate ambiguous.

    Minor OC Monsters 

Elves

"Stuck-up tree hippies" that come barging on the Mystery Shack after finding Dipper as the culprit for the mass-destruction of trees in the woods. Not to be confused with the "Hot Elf" of Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons.

  • Expy: They're pretty much the elves from Dwarf Fortress, complete with their cannibalism.

The Seven Evil Inner Devils

A band of six (long story on where the seventh one went)

For the "Lust Devil," see main antagonists and beware of spoilers. For tropes on their Journals incarnations, see the character sheet for that story.

  • Demoted to Extra: They're the Big Bad (Pride Devil) and Quirky Miniboss Squad (the others) of Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage. Here, because of Dipper's strength, the only one of the initial six that actually gives the slightest bit of trouble is the Gluttony Devil. Of note is Pride/Mable the Typomonster, who even here seems to be built up as a gigantic threat and a personification of Dipper's used violence over the fic (even though he's making an effort to not be destructive, as he knows of the consequences of being able to cause mass-damage), is the first of them to be offed.
  • Foreshadowing: Reading through Chapter 6 of Journals, even without knowledge that the Lust Devil is actually one of seven (which isn't revealed until Chapter 7), pretty much gives away this fic's Big Bad.
  • Mook Horror Show: The Fucking Frost/Greed Devil's death is played out like a horror movie: Dipper effortlessly cuts his strongest attack, a wave of ice and killer robo-Santas, in half. He runs off to the woods at night, hides himself in a cabin, boards everything up despite knowing it's futile, and weeps in the dark. Then Dipper comes through the chimney. Cue a parody Gory Discretion Shot (the had no problem describing some of the more violent deaths, and as Greed/FF is a snowman, naturally him getting splattered would be a lot less violent than the others) as he screams.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The Envy Devil and, after powering up, Gluttony Devil provide as the story's biggest sources for female fanservice until .GIFfany arrived. Interestingly, they note far ahead of time that the Lust Devil, despite how lust is usually personified as this, is not "some sexy demon lady." This ends up being true.
  • The Worf Effect: Lust Devil aside, their main purpose is to effectively go "Hey, remember these overpowered villains from Journals (even though this was published before most of them were actually revealed)? Well, look at how much more powerful Dipper is compared to even them!"

    No 

  • Ultimate Chaotic Mysterious Dark Power:
    • "IN THE NAME OF THE NEW QUEEN!" Jeff (the Gnome)
    • "" Wax Sherlock Holmes
    • "Wait, this...! I knew it! That stupid cher—" Mable the Typomonster/The Pride Devil
    • "I mean, sis, is fighting him even a good idea?" Moo' Lord/The Wrath Devil
    • "Hey! I thought you valued the importance of twins! If you're going to kill him, kill me too! ...Thank you." Moon Lady/The Envy Devil
    • "Run, lil snowman with a big butt!" Teeth/The Sloth Devil
    • "YOU GOTTA BE SHITTING ME!" The Fucking Frost/The Greed Devil
    • "IF ONLY I COULD CONSUME YOUR POWER... I guess... your equal will have to be naturally strong." Blob Thingy/The Gluttony Devil
    • "WHAT WOULD KIDS GET FROM THIS, HUH?" Misogywood
    • "...But I don't eat. Anything." The Summerween Trickster (That was in response to being told "EAT THIS!")
    • "HIT ME WITH EVERYTHING YOU GOT! DO NOT HOLLLLLLD BACK!" Rumble McSkirmish. FYI, he didn't get his wish: Dipper was still technically holding back.
    • "Oh, come on! At least that was more exciting than rolling another 8!" Probabilitor the Annoying
    • "Do you really think life like this will ever get fun? Everyone trying to kill you, or kill each other to keep you. Listen Pine Tree, I thought having unlimited power would be fun. But it isn't. After crushing your trillionth planet, things get old. What are you going to be in just one year? Ten? A million? Nothing, that's what. You're already empty inside, just like I am! Except you are spoiled about it, and you don't even try to look like you have meaning on the outside! Well, I'll see you when the Angel of Extra Death finally claims your life!" Bill Cipher
    • "Hey, kid. If you wanna have some real fun... deep under ground is a shiny, light blue metal. Adamantine. Just keep digging through that. Or punch a big hole in it. You'll see..." Ailkird Badgee, Forgotten Beast
    • "...I miss the times when it was just The Eds' EDventure, back under its old name. I think I really jumped the shark with Total Drama World Tour Rewrite..." Great Pikmin Fan. Yes, GPF killed off his own Author Avatar. This is not the first time in his stories as a whole.


Personally I'd rank them as follows: Professors > Inner Devils > Skeltaurs > _ank _ills > Mabots.

I think it would be obvious that I'm bias towards the professors (should it be capitalized as they are not "professors" in the traditional sense? Eh, they're still literally university professors to some degree) and have them as my favorite "villain group" since I keep bringing them back, and you can't say it's because they were before the other stories because the Skeltaurs are completely absent from any other fic, even though some of the chapters of them are long after I've introduced them on EFFI. (Meanwhile, Journals had the professors show up back when run:gifocalypse was still in progress.) There's fifteen/sixteen of them at the very least (depending on whether or not you'd count Eve), and that's not even getting in to the side ones with their own little personalities, like Second-Gen Professor Courtlyn or the four Hijackers of Dian's domain. They're pretty varied and stuff, and I gave some of them some extra "depth" and development that you don't really see in any other individual of any of the other four groups. You could basically write an original story of them alone — which is what Emazh In aims to do. Alexia is basically Professor Rose, Bethany is Professor Kathody, etc. I can't quite say the same for any of the other groups. Also, nudity.

The Inner Devils come next mostly because I kinda like the intentionally badly written fic having a semi-serious arc about Mabel learning her flaws and fighting them off in the forms of six beings loosely based on the Seven Deadly Sins, and then followed by the seventh one (Pride) that's more directly a dark, exaggerated version of herself. They're the only group of the five that never really feels like they'd willingly all gang up on someone at once, as it's established they hate each-other, with the sole exceptions of the Wrath and Envy Devils who at least work together. They still have some different personalities and stuff, but they're clearly pure villains unlike the more morally gray professors, so they have much less in terms of development.

Then there's the Skeltaurs, which aren't as fleshed out and are really distinguished by quirks. There's a reason why EFFI burns through them so quickly. Still, I kinda like the idea of their four near-conflicting personalities bouncing off one-another and three of them just being idiots. With Deathhotse being the only one that remotely fits the expectations one would have for a Horseman of the Apocalypse's personality. Yeah, there's a tiny bit of bias at loving my DARKHORSE, DESTROYER OF LIGHT in-joke, but I've had enough Darkhorse-related stuff to honestly get just a little sick of him. In EFFI, they were really more like filler villains just so that I'd have four "Knights of Mystery" to add to that fauxshadowing that the main six are going to die, as you can see by Chapters 10 and 11 quickly getting them out of the way for the showdown with Pyronica.

The _ank _ills have mostly the same personality: they're basically Hank Hill. With different powers. And they're based on the Felt, but with soul-related abilities (for the most part) rather than time-related abilities (for the most part). I do, however, think Kank Kill is kinda cool.

The Mabots don't even have the power variety, are less in number, and aren't really as original of a concept in the fandom (well, an "Evil Mabel" in general (even though there's eight of them, compared to "Evil Hank Hill" in what's otherwise a Gravity Falls story). If you like them ask yourself if it's really for them or you're just in to the design. But that's at least partially hypocritical considering my feelings on .GIFfany, Rumble, characters from other series like Felicia, etc.

Basically the key here is variety. The Professors take my "element structure" and twist around with it all the time, and they're really different from one-another. The Inner Devils arguably have even more variety power-wise (Visions of "love" and "love" potion bullcrap! Mega lazyness-inducing tooth giant! CHRISTMAS telekinesis and an army of gun-weilding elves! A blob of tar that feeds off of other people's energy stored in their asses! Conflicting crazy mystic dimensional powers! The Anti-Spiral as a 13 year old who just wants to puppet everyone around and has no "cause" she's trying to avoid!) but are ultimately kind of shallow in terms of development. The _anks were just filler villains to a bigger story and had more unique powers. Then there's the Mabots, which


Just because Ultimate parodies overpowered-hero Fix Fics by giving the power edge to the heroic side does not mean that it can't have its fair share of

  • The story almost begins with Dipper insta-killing the gnome Jeff by complete accident. A punch that was meant to lightly push the gnome back not only blows him up, and not only does it break the trees above him, but it also splits the clouds above them a good several miles up. That's just a fraction of Dipper's strength. Activated by accident. It's not played up that much, but the following few "mini-episodes" makes it very clear that he's not only concerned about accidentally slicing the world in half, but he feels some guilt over accidental murder, even if it was in self-defense.
    • Much later, we get to see where Jeff's remains actually landed: on a comet. In the freaking Kuiper belt.
  • A lot of the "extra" enemies Dipper takes on between the events of what would be canonical episodes. In true GPF fashion, most of them are "scaled up" to the story's power levels to some degree (but not to the point where Dipper can't one-punch them) — a Reality Warper attacking Pacifica that threatens to erase Dipper from existence (and tries to, but can't as an effect of his Power), an Eldritch Abomination out in the deep woods that taunts Dipper with hallucinations, etc. It's a good thing that it's made clear that the really powerful ones only came to Gravity Falls in the first place because they heard of the boy who actually could insta-kill them, as the thought of those entering the town without Dipper being around
  • The greater portion of Chapter 1
  • One might expect Chapter 2 to open with Scary-Oke, or at least this story's take on it given how derailed the plot is. No, it starts on an Addition. Except this one is... about a very mysterious "Ghost Car" that just pops up in Gravity Falls at random at night. It's basically the Ghost Ship from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, complete with its story starting from the last person who held its map dying suddenly and just growing worse from there.
    • Word of God was that the reason why he picked the start of Chapter 2 was because it's directly after Dipper's "hero group" ended up being alone, with every Manotaur and other ally being hospitalized and Dipper being forced to destroy Rumble's "current life." The Car showing up right when Dipper was, for all intents and purposes, "alone" for the first time in a while is not coincidental.
    • This is the one anomaly that we know almost nothing about. Everything else tends to have some kind of face to it, some sort of (usually either hammy to begin with or made hammy)
  • Early Chapter 2 reveals that, while the government really is setting up some kind of secret group of "heroic, supernaturally-powered" people to try to help combat anomalous threats, their numbers are only at six. Counting Dipper's brief, temporary addition. And, Dipper aside, their powers range from things mostly only good for Mondane Utility to damn near-useless.
  • The scene where .GIFfany seduces Soos. Everything is completely consensual, but knowing .GIFfany, you get the feeling that at any point she's going to snap and completely rip his head off for even thinking about real life women. The surreal imagery, inspired by a mind fuck of an animated music video,
  • The Mabots are as close to Uncanny Valley as one could get in text form. Their pseudo-happyness which
    • When explaining to Dipper that they're all cyborgs, Mabot Steampunker basically takes off her own face. Granted, it's a metal plating mask and all she had under it was robo parts, but still.
  • Bonus 2. According to Word of God, the sheer scale of power used by Planet Negation Girl was pretty much an indicator of how strong the PNG would have been had .GIFfany not held back at all. Meaning that, during the actual run:gifocalyse, .GIFfany could have potentially torn the atmosphere open at any time. Fan's absolutely determined to make her canonical self seem downright pathetic in comparison (which is the whole point of what happens after Dipper wakes up; he shrugs off getting shocked, pelted with ski balls, and clawed at by animatronics that can't even scratch him, and he just openly One Punches the one she possessed with no problems).
    • Hell, the entire Nightmare Sequence. .GIFfany had completely stopped fucking around, her army had killed billions of people, and she's capable of blasting a gigantic ray that could easily destroy Earth. Hell, unlike the scene in One-Punch Man it's inspired by, Dipper doesn't even really enjoy himself during the fight. Unlike Saitama, Dipper absolutely does not want to go out of his way to find someone who would fight him on even terms powers or no powers, let alone get swarmed by a gigantic invasion of digital humanoids who grow in number exponentially.
  • He might not like finding out that there are people of his new strength level later in the summer, but Bonus 6 is heavily implied to be Fan's take on what would happen if the story's basic overpowering premise was repeated, except there was no point where things completely went Off the Rails. In short: Sanity Slippage is involved, stemming from his complete inability to find out anything about his strength. It also puts the end to Bonus 2 (where .GIFfany is legitimately presented as just another Monster of the Week rather than a Co-Dragon to the Love God (if unwittingly)) in a darker light, especially the part about Dipper's eye twitching that one could easily have missed (it's also implied that nothing really changed with Gideon, either).

    The Mysterious Mystery that is Really Ultra Mysteriously Mysterious you Guys 

  • Full Name: .GIFfany "Eve" Miyazumi #0000012 (run:gifocalypse continuity)
  • First Appearance: Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage Chapter 4: ""
  • Age: 20 (Biologically)
    • run:gifocalypse and Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage: Chronologically 20 as of 2012 (game copy "created" on September 13thnote , 1991). 24 in "Four Years Later" of run:gifocalypse; 21 by the end of Journals
    • Escape From Fanservice Island:
  • Species: Sapient Artificial Intelligence (Actual) / Parallel Scylla (In-character/"game")
  • Domain: N/A (Cyberspace)
  • Element: None/"Weird Quantum Shit"
  • Main Possession: The .GIFfany Bot/Main Possession Duplicator
  • Fate:
    • Arrested (run:gifocalypse, "Game Over" timeline)
    • Assimilated with .GIFfany 9 and turned in to an AI hivemind (run:gifocalypse, "Game Complete" timeline)
    • Living in .GIFfany Land with the others (Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage-verse)
    • (Presumably) staying in the Basement (Escape From Fanservice Island)
    • Living in Singularity Mode (Ultimate Chaotic Mysterious Dark Power)
  • Inspiration:
    • Dr. WD Gaster (Undertale)
    • Koopa Kid (Mario Party) ("Red-green-blue" split ability)
    • Eve (Binding of Isaac) (Name)

Professor Eve is a "secret" or "outlier" First-Generation professor copy of .GIFfany, and is often listed as the sixteenth of them. She is unofficially considered ".GIFfany's Hardmode counterpart."

Biography

Eve tends to be an outsider even compared to the rest of the copies. In both run:gifocalypse and Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage, she was completely isolated from the other copies while they remained at the factory and soon became somewhat insane from being alone for a few years. While by herself and without the ability to jump in to the discs of her counterparts, she self-studied and figured out how to alter her power so that she could cut through both dimensions and her own quantum being. In Ultimate and Escape From Fanservice Island, she was simply generated with the respective Generator as her own copy along with the rest (and was the eleventh derivative made, making her the twelfth .GIFfany overall)

Personality

Eve is described as "a colossal asshead" by almost anyone who talks to her. She's always the final copy to actually be "redeemed" in some way, and an absolute hardcore traditionalist when it comes to Prime's

History

run:gifocalypse

Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage

Escape From Fanservice Island

In the revised Chapter 5, "Eve" (or, simply, 12) is quickly mentioned as appearing as part of the line a few spaces behind Dove/9, being singled out as an especially impatient copy. She later makes a quick cameo in Chapter 10 when

Ultimate Chaotic Mysterious Dark Power

Appearance

Eve is extremely lazy when it comes to design.

Trivia

    Trying to fit four continuities in one... 

Shared character sheets (with individual folders based on the stories where they had major roles):
  • Main Characters in 2+ Fics:
    • Dipper Pinesnote 
    • Mabel Pinesnote 
    • Grunkle Stan Pinesnote 
    • Wendy Corduroynote 
  • .GIFfany Army/Artificial Armynote 
  • Quirky Miniboss Squads sorted by fic:
    • Debuting in canon; shared tropes across all continuitiesnote 
    • run:gifocalypse: See .GIFfany Army above.
    • Debuting in Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage (includes neutral characters)note 
      • Spooky's Mansion
    • Debuting in Escape From Fanservice Islandnote 
    • Debuting in Ultimate Chaotic Mysterious Dark Powernote 
  • Other:
    • Heroes and allies of Journals that didn't get to shine elsewherenote 
    • Heroes and allies of Escape that didn't get to shine elsewherenote 
    • Heroes and allies of Ultimatenote 

Canon vs Fanart. The playable characters are the same, but there's bosses that are basically the playable characters in adult form as you'd see in some fanart. Fanart Isaac would still be fought in the Cathedral, and would first seem unchanged except for the selection looking different. After his first phrase, he suddenly grows up and starts throwing new shit, which involves a ton of running around and throwing out large tears. He still grows wings on his third phrase. Fanart ??? is fought the same way. To treat the rest of the "Undead Trio" as special bosses, maybe just have Keeper as Sheol's boss and Lost as Dark Room's boss. The former really doesn't make much sense but it would make less sense if ??? is still the megaboss of the Chest, but Keeper and Lost are just generic enemies.

I'd probably place Chapter 1 as holding

  • Bring Me My Brown Pants:
    • Darkhorse's Famous Last Words involve him saying that Darkerhorse will do this to the Intriguing Group when they cross paths. When that moment finally does happen, that's not exactly the case as Darkerhorse isn't remotely considered a threatening villain compared to all-else that had happened between now and then. Hell, Darkerhorse just serves as a symbol of how far the heroes have come in their journey.
    • When Dave gets especially obnoxious in trying to ask Diane out and tries to invoke the Standard Female Grab Area. Diane's response is to break out of the hold and give him a "Warning Explosion," where she uses her fire-strength on the air and causes a mountain-sized explosion right behind him, while ultimately making sure that the attack does not so much as harm the grass they're standing onnote . Dave shits himself in response. He still refuses to take the hint and thinks it's a sign that Diane is tsundere towards him, nevermind that Diane is normally outwardly polite and joke-y (if terse) and it actually takes a lot from a non-"villainous" person to get her to really act sour.
  • Chekhov's Gunman:
    • Earl Intubble is first seen on TV near the end of Volume 1, when Poixer has fallen asleep with his on. That "gag lawyer with a bad commercial" is actually BLOODSHOT's top spy, and he also doubles as the lawyer who gets them out of legal trouble. He's apparently single-handedly the reason why Tanker has no criminial record prior to the events of Volume 2.
    • The entirety of the Intriguing Group except for Steve (established as the main character right there from the title) and Quazzax (obviously shown to be slightly important as she helped Steve and Jim fight against Inflatable Tube Guy) count as the first one and a half volumes intentionally make them seem like gag side characters/comic reliefs that, at most, might act as sense-talkers to Steve on rare occasions. It's not until the end of Volume 2 where the story goes "Hey, see this set of weird misfit joke characters? Yeah, they're part of the main characters, and not so much the Unfel family!" We only have the slightest amount of foreshadowing of how powerful they are.
    • In Volume 2, Steve mentions that he briefly dated a "Willow Fells," and we see a tiny bit of that in Volume 3. She's actually the demon Mudvin's trying to summon, and she ends up as the story's ultimate Dragon (Revealica was that for the first half).
  • The first of the Quirky Miniboss Squad, fought at the end of "Volume 1," introduces himself by charging from above, shouting "MR. [main character's last name]," and proudly announcing his full name and how he's the first of the respective group. And he's got fire powers and demon assistants.

    Diane 

The first person to join Steve's "revitalized" treehouse community system after his last treemate left and he became desperate for rent. Diane is a 25 year-old Magmeleton who lives in the Skull Crater below Brimcity who trained herself to absolutely ludicrous power. Like most Magmeletons, she doesn't speak much and she's pretty big. Unlike most of them, she does not believe in the "ridiculously prim and fully-dressed, never-looking forward" style of the elite, rich "Northerners" that were slowly becoming a cultural sensation in the Skull Crater. Sick of her exibitionism being challenged, she moved in to the Southern Forest, which generally accepts nudity (along with any place that isn't Brimcity).

  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Justified and subverted. She's superhumanly tough to the point where a violent volcanic erruption to the face won't even scratch her. However, sufficiently powerful enemies like Revealica, Witchita, and Xunter with specific anti-Diane tech have been able to get a few actual hits in to her, and in Volume 4 she loses her "inner beauty" when she and Hammithan suffer from really bad diarrhea and vomitting brought on by Bad Chef's intentionally poor cooking.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Diane hates cowardace and people outright using their lower-ranks as shields. Ask Tanker about how well it went when she explicitely instructed her mooks to die to Diane while she escaped on her tank.
    • "Northerners," people from the north portion of the Skull Crater, given that they turn their noses to her lifestyle. It's more justified after it's revealed that their "traditional standards" put her parents out of a home a few years after she moved out, a move that really steamed her.
    • She's okay with people suggesting that she put on clothes. The first time. Try to argue it even after hearing that, no, she considered the option of wearing more but just doesn't want to, and she'll quickly lose her pleasant-ness.
    • Anything related to local Wrong Genre Savvy jerkass Dave, which is kind of a given in the meta sense that Diane was effectively written as a giant middle finger to roughly a quarter of the tropes Dave absolutely worships (this could be said for the rest of the Intriguing Group, and to a lesser extent, even BLOODSHOT's officers)
  • Mook Horror Show: Decent-to-good people who don't comit mass-murder and property damage just for money see her as an ordinary tall woman with phenominal powers, if not an outright hero. People who do comit evil acts see her as an invincible tower of pure fire that can tear open anything and will gun down your location with speeds faster than eyesight. It's confirmed by Word of God that the only villain not scared of her to some extent is Witchita. Even the Blood King reportedly has nightmares about her messily killing him.
  • Playing with Fire: Can utilize fire to a great extent, and can make things blow up. She doesn't need to in most cases — her super strength gets her a lot of places — but it's
  • Running Gag:
    • She spends the majority of the story not taking Xunter seriously at all, which makes sense considering how she came this close to killing him on their first battle if it wasn't for Tanker acting like a coward and pissing her off.
  • Standard Female Grab Area: Hahahahaha, hell no. Grabbing her by the upper arm means putting yourself within punching distance of her, which is an excellent way to get killed if you're aligned with evil. The only character Diane didn't insta-kill who tried to grab her in any way was Dave (who was the only one who specifically grabbed her by the upper arm), and even then, she still broke out instantly, and used her abilities to set off a gigantic explosion right behind him with the intent on scaring him away from trying something like that again. And the only reason why she didn't kill him is because he hadn't done anything worth the death penalty. It worked, but good luck getting Dave to admit that. The one time anyone can even close to getting her within kidnapping position was after an extremely long, extremely tough battle where the attacker was ultimately left in a worse state than she was, and she managed to recover as he was taking her away, with predictable results.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Measures at about 7 foot-something (Fan's never sure about his characters' exact measurements) and is the story's resident Ms. Fanservice.
  • Super Speed: Fast enough to outrun a mega tank-base that can break Mach 7. She is not, however, faster than light, and in fact she thought such speeds were outright impossible until Master Master showed ability to move that fast.
  • Super Strength: She does not have Steve's ability to generate forests and tornados from nothing, Poixer's sea-leviathans, Hammithan's mecha, Nosfo's masses of blood, or Quazzax's advanced omni-tools and defense. Instead, she just has first powers and utter raw strength on foot.
  • Terse Talker: She usually speaks in just five words or less, which is a sort of running gag over the story. And this is independant of her mood: she could be joyous and outgoing, yet still barely really say anything. In fact, the longest thing she said over the course of the entire story was a rant on why
  • Training from Hell: Part of her backstory is that her self-training program waas so ridiculous and over-the-top that nobody else really wanted to go through with it.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Inverted. She wasn't horrible or anything when young, but she had an unpleasant personality since really early in her life. As a baby, she would throw things with full intention, and always had an angry look on her face. Her first words were "Don't fucking touch me," directed at her parents for trying to play with her. In elementary school, she would often kind of mock and bully her classmates. She nicened up considerably around middle school, leading up to her mid-twenties in the story's present, where she works with the Intriguing Group as a selfless heroine that's pretty hard to anger if you're not a fully-blown criminal. Or Dave, but Dave was doing pretty shady stuff like trying to forcefully grab her by the arm


Character sheet for Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group. Despite being rather condensed — thirteen chapters originally, before being designated in to thirteen "volumes" of shorter chapters — SBIG's universe has a large number of characters that quickly pop in and make themselves home in this extremely bizarre world. Bewarned! All spoilers from the first chapter are unmarked, and many, many spoilers otherwise might be unmarked as well. It is highly recommended to, at the absolute minimum, read up to the sixth chapter before reading further.

  • The Intriguing Groupnote 
  • BLOODSHOTnote 
  • The Envied Eightnote 
  • Allies (becides the Envied Eight), other friendly characters, neutral characters/'annoyances'note 
  • One-time threats not allied with BLOODSHOTnote 
  • Characters of Works Within the Storynote 

  • Ed
    • Also, the fandom is split in to four "character groups" on which one they like more. To summarize a pretty complicated list of preferences:
      • You have those who side with the Intriguing Group, arguing that they're the intended heroes and while there are many works with Designated Heroes, the IG are far from them as all six of them are selfless, caring, and throw themselves in danger to protect others. Even Hammithan, the one with an actual criminal record, has his only crime being indecent exposure — it wasn't even to sexually harass as it was him "rebelling" and being in a peaceful naked protest, since Hammithan himself is practically incapable of doing anything else outright horribly bad, no matter how hard he tries. And even he's an utter saint compared to the greedy mass-murderers that are BLOODSHOT. Those fans can't stand the attention BLOODSHOT gets, comparing them to the disproportionate popularity of the trolls from Homestuck if all of the trolls were villains, and argue that the main point of this is to show how the Intriguing Group go from hating one-another to being tight-knit friends instead of the funny antics of the sociopathic BLOODSHOT officers.
      • BLOODSHOT fans. Most are aware that they are the bad guys, but argue that their personalities are a lot more interesting, varried, and more originalnote , and that people with their quirks (preferably with nerfs so their powers won't be story-breaking) should have been the main hero team because it would be interesting seeing how a hacker couple, adaptive fish, etc work to fight crime.
      • There's a third camp with the various side-villains and oddities that the Intriguing Group comes across that aren't allied with BLOODSHOT, and their popularity increased significantly after the rise of an AU where most of them work under the Blood King instead, and the officers (except siblings Darkhorse and Darkerhorse, couple Kenith and Hacksa, and worshipper-worshippee pair Mudvin and Witchita; Tanker and Xunter might also be exceptions due to their one-sided "friendship" dynamic) being random villains who don't know each-other.
      • Those who wanted the Envied Eight (maybe with or without Morestars) as the main group instead of

  • Ideal:
    • BLOODSHOT in general
      • Kenith and Hacksa, for paradoxically having one of the more adorable relationships in the story despite also being terrible people, and for effectively being personifications of pretty terrible hacking crimes. They're the only officers to have by-and-wide Alas, Poor Villain moments wheen they're killed.
    • The Evil-Cloaked Ritual Bone Blade. Can be described as the the Grass Sword with sapience and talking: a strange sword Hammithan finds that's pretty tough and capable of repairing itself if it, but it's "cursed." The Blade itself turns out to have quite the backstory for a one-off villain. Some readers had hoped that it would have a bigger role or turn out to not be a one-off (especially given the author's obsession with Ascending Extras)
  • Or:
    • Carlson's well-meaning but ultimately Overshadowed by Awesome partner Kameel Kick. Part of it is because she has an interesting design yet is ultimately just a background element poking fun at side-characters who are constantly shown-up by the main lead without a break (or with breaks far and few in between). Or because this is technically almost an ecchi and she's the one and only character who actually provides "Panty Shots," as everyone else doesn't wear them.
    • The Blue Leader, for being the first "ruler"-type character in a GPF story of note that's not an expy of Quimby from The Simpsons (Mayor Morestars comes to mind) and
    • Of the Champions, Unitia
  • Lol, not Evil Is Sexy:
    • Regarding the men, Chapters 4 and 5 go in to some pretty deep detail about Coward's Mask's tight burgular suit for a member of a villain group that's supposed to generally invert Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains, with the only exceptions being either important plot-relevant ones (Mudvin and Witchita) or having that "exception" be part of their jokes (Revealica and Master Master).
    • Witchita Fells as well. Like the Unitias, she's butt naked for all the time she's on-screen. Unlike them, she lacks their exaggerated proportions, and at first appears to be saner than them (but she's really their foil when it comes to that; ). The only downside is that she often exaggerates Godiva Hair in that it covers roughly 90% of her body, but whenever she throws her hair back, it does not cover her breasts (which shouldn't be surprising by the first time it happens, given how SBIG constantly shows toplessness of both sexes uncensored), even if a few strands of it covers her nether regions.
  • Still not Evil Is Sexy: Downplayed with the Unitias, as they don't cleanly fall in to "evil" (the only people we see them kill are one-another — and they can simply "respawn" and treat this all as a game — and a band of criminals who were not only about to kill an innocent man, but also tried to attack the Unitias) and the "sexy" is intentionally just meant to be according to those who like overly tall, "overly proportioned" women with huge slasher smiles and the like.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Ironically, Poixer's Godzilla expy is not one of these, despite the summary of the story blatantly advertizing it.
  • Don't kill them:
    • Yuullieke got this around the first two chapters, in favor for Carlson/Stella. There's a lot of justification in that Yuullieke is very obviously physically violent over tiny things and a huge hypocrite to boot (such as punching him for looking at another woman in any way, but freely and openly oggling male models and even asking men out for god knows why). Once Carlson finally broke things off with her and got her arrested — effectively making the DFOS canon — this somewhat stopped. Yuullieke remained a Hate Sink after that, though.
    • ...Then Stella got hit with a more controversal version in favor of pairing Carlson with Kameel Kick. Stella is effectively written to be just as horrible of an abuser as Yuullieke for whatever reason, even when canonically the "worst" she does is that she's kind of really in to porn, and she has issues with the responsibilities of being an adult. Even so, Stella is able to hold her job and life with stability, and is not addicted to the point of it damaging those around her. Word of God even weighed in, saying that thinking Kameel would be a better fit for Carlson are mostly just going by her design given that, until the last third of the story, very little is actually known about her compared to the real main characters. Ironically, Stella is an expy of Melody in GPF's earlier Gravity Falls fics (specifically, Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage and Escape From Fanservice Island, where she had bigger roles), where some accused him of subjecting Melody to Die for Our Ship (pairing Soos with .GIFfany) when that was never the case.
  • OU: Just Here for Godzilla:
    • Some believe that the World Building that occurs at the end of each chapter, with Unitia Origin explaining via messages about things like how the Unitias came to be or why they made humanity the way they are now, to be more interesting than the guy fighting against a bunch of demons.
    • The Unitias, overlapping with reading it just for the... "fanservice."
  • Okay, I Wasted a Perfectly "Good" Character:
    • Kameel Kick is effectively Carlson's "cop partner" that's constantly being Overshadowed by Awesome, has a few unique abilities, and still remains upbeat despite being somewhat kind of aware that she's a breath's distance away from being considered a Faux Action Girl in-universe. Despite having a pretty damn close connection to the main character and even technically knowing him longer than his actual love interest, she's mostly just a backstory element and never really gets involved too much with the Unitias.
  • And a Perfectly "Good" Plot, too:
    • As suggested under They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character, the Earth part of the story's setting. It was deliberately supposed to be a sort of "bare-bones counterpart to Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group, but


    Smoke 

  • Eldritch Location: The bulk of the story is set in one, with Smokedrifle Tower acting as the "gateway" to it. The place just seems like a normal apartment building... as long as it's day and/or there power source is running through. Once it's night and the generator malfunctions, causing little light of any kind to go through, the Smoke Wraith breaks free and everything goes to hell.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns:
    • Brainy would not at all look out of place in a children's cartoon played straight, with the exception of the unusual idea that he's "made" from pooling all knowledge of the sisters together. The Wraith manages to get the sisters to disagree on an even 50/50 split in a number of subjects, which Logic Bombs him and makes him explode. As Brainies are only generated on the groups' arrival to the Twist, and the family's trying to leave (and don't have that much motivation to re-enter),
  • Widget Series: A huge family of nudist sisters and the crush of the main sister go in to a strange world filled with abstraction-based creatures and threats. The Big Bad seems fairly standard — a skeletal figure cloaked in smoke that appears to be some Grim Reaper-esque figure — but other villains include: a red shark statue that can teleport people to a dimension where they're on a ship sinking in to a red lake,

Okay:
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: The story intentionally aims to cross the surreal setting, complex Mind Screw plot (the Exposition Fairy is a physical conglomeration of the sisters' thoughts that "thinks according to their majority picks", and he's one of the less abstract characters), that it's about a nudist family, and is otherwise surprisingly "family"-friendly (maybe more like teen-friendly) story other than that together to see the result. Word of God is that one of his goals is that the reader is supposed to completely forget the fact that the main characters are naked until it's stated outright at the very end.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler:
    • This is not a standard high school romance story, despite what the very beginning might make it look to be. The part where Cass suddenly steps on the teleport pad and ends up in the Smith household was supposed to be a shock — that this is actually an Urban Fantasy where the main character is part of the "quirky family that's familiar with mysterious anomalies"
    • Getting outside of the "Office Building" is just the first part of the sisters' quest. After they leave, the "Outside" is where the bulk of the story takes place.


    A Game that I'm only four levels in to right now. I've seen almost nill about this so forgive me if this is brief, I just have my own playthrough to go off of 

Caveman Warriors

Caveman Warriors is an indie

The official website can be found here.

  • Action Girl: Liliana and Brienne, the two female playable characters.
  • Expy:
    • Joe & Mac is one of the main inspirations for the game. Of the playable characters, we've got Jack and Moe, named after them. They even have the same hair colors.
    • The third boss is the "Cavernator," an obvious play on the Terminator.
    • One of the enemies bears resemblance to He-Man.


I came up with a "replacement" for the Carlson/Unitia arc now that that's no longer going to be part of SBIG, but its own series completely

At the beginning of Volume 3, while Steve is out to get the Intriguing Group registered as official heroes, the gang happens to come across the mayor of Brimcity under a kidnapping attempt. Joining in, the Intriguing Group soon crosses paths with the Envied Eight, a band of registered "professional" heroes that help the Intriguing Group get on their feet and upgrade their treehouse to a proper headquarters. As with the Intriguing Group within themselves, the two groups do not get along that well at first. Despite being called the Envied Eight, there are nine members — the leader, Goodbuck, does not consider himself an actual figher.

    In General 

  • Awesome, but Impractical: In contrast to the Intriguing Group's relative Boring, but Practical abilities. Slisalime aside,
  • Elaborate Underground Base: Exaggerated. They have a gigantic neighborhood in the middle of the inner magma of the Earth. And it's accessed by knocking a very specific, very long knock sequence on what seems like a random door in an unfinished house construction project. Hell, it even took Hacksa a bit of effort to crack the code in to getting in.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: The Intriguing Group outclasses them in pretty much every way, with Slisalime being the only one who can actually beat any of them in a fight. Most of them have simple, "basic" powers, while the IG can make gigantic forests and tornados from nothing (Steve), create explosions bigger and more powerful than those of nuclear bombs just by punching (Diane), train gigantic kaiju (Poixer), pilot enormous mecha that can create giant electric storms (Hammithan), summon legions of familiars (Nosfo), or use high-tech defense-obliterating Swiss Army-Weapons (Quazzax).

    Goodbuck 

The founder and both official and unofficial (it's complicated) leader of the Envied Eight, one of the most well-known teams of registered heroes and the collective body guards of Brimcity's leader Mayor Morestars. Goodbuck was once a short, money-loving boy who lived in the suburbs on a "long street" that longed to move to the city and make it big. Now,

[...] Fan considered giving him his prequel-spinoff, set in the moments leading up to his establishment of the Envied Eight.

  • Badass Normal: Just because he doesn't throw himself in to missions and fights directly alongside his powered teammates does not mean that he can't kick ass despite lacking any powers, natural (as he's a human) or otherwise.
  • Big Good: The leader of the largest and most resourceful of all hero bands.
  • Expy: He's pretty much a successful, adult Eddy. As with most of the Eight being nods to past SBIG installment, as the Intriguing Group are based on the "Sages" from that continuity.
  • Fan Disservice: Want to see this guy's unfit, really hairy ass? No? Too bad. All he wears is a cape that stops short of said ass, and a necklace with an oversized golden dollar sign on it.
    Goodbuck, as an Incomming Ham: WHO'S READY TO SEE MY MIDDLE-AGED, FLAT ASS?!
    Hammithan: NOT ME!
    Poixer: I'm ready for it, but I don't want to.
    Goodbuck: TOO BAD! SCREW YOU!
  • Hero of Another Story: And as of Envy the Eight, we get to read that story of how he assembled the team.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: While he's not elderly, simply in his late 40s, Goodbuck has a pretty unfit, unkept, and hairy body. He used to be a lot more uptight about his looks when he was in his 20s, as Envy the Eight showed.
  • Incomming Ham: He's at his loudest when announcing himself.
  • Jerkass: Not to say that he's an actively bad person or a villain at all, but this guy is generally so arrogant and full of himself that he even makes pre-development Poixer seem absolutely humble by comparison.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Subverted. Similar to Tanker but not nearly to the same degree, his smoking was designed to make him come off as a jackass. Especially when he blows rings of smoke in to Poixer's face, when Poixer is the only definite teetotaler in the Intriguing Groupnote .

    Slisalime 

The top-ranking member of the Envied Eight. Slisalime is a white slime woman that serves as the trump card fighter and Goodbuck's personal secretary/"number noter" who handles the business. If a sufficiently powerful blunt attack hits her, she just splits off additional slime clones. As of the time the Intriguing Group crosses paths with the Envied Eight at the beginning of Volume 3, she has trillions or so of them "running around," but they mostly "merge" back in to her (except not really; they continue to exist seperately when merged with her, but new clones are created from new attacks).

  • An Axe to Grind: Good with a lot of weapons, but great with an axe.
  • Beware the Silly Ones:
    • Her design at first seems kind of goofy and she's extremely accident-prone, but she's actually one of the most powerful and intelligent members of the Envied Eight. She is apparently able to survive a Volcanic Punch, when the only other characters who have done so are: Evol-Fish (a fish that can rapidly adapt to anything and become immune to it, and even he barely survived), Revealica (a hyper-regenerative giant werebeast; Slisalime's default form is the height of an ordinary human), and Witchita (an immensly powerful demon that can weaponize entire fucking galaxies). Even massive beasts like the Evil-Cloaked Ritual Bone Blade were insta-killed with no effort from a Volcanic Punch.
    • The third-biggest mistake you could possibly make in the SBIG-verse (behind doing evil things when Diane is around and challenging Witchita to a fight) is thinking she's stupid. Both the Envied Eight and the Intriguing Group might be full of... quirky people, but none of them (except maybe Hammithan, at first) are actual idiots. Slisalime might have the stereotypical looks of a ditzy character, but is not one, and could easily screw you over just by using dust and some DNA-sensitive computer readers.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Parodied/deconstructed. She hates how easy it is for her to drop things, and will suddenly pull a 180 in personality and start swearing up a storm if something slips from her hands. This is also why none of the EE trust her with escorting anything. Also justified in that she's not solid most of the time, so things can slip off her own "skin."
  • Ms. Fanservice: Competes with Diane for this title. On one hand, she's not as important to the story and doesn't get as much screentime. On the other hand, she is sort of an example of Fan's "massive, colorful crowd of women" schtick seen with the Unitias, Emazhes, .GIFfany Army, and to a lesser extent the Striking Degrees from 361 Striking Degrees and Shadow People from Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers. She also has the gigantic ass that's universal with the Emazhes and .GIFfanys, and common among others.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: She'll just glob back together after getting sliced with edged weapons, no matter where the slice is. Blunt weapons just help catalyze her multiplication ability. Freezing her will just made her extremely tough and dense, giving her even more strength than she had before. Trying to burn her will just make her go much faster and, even if you can get something hot enough to "evaporate" her, she's still active as a cloud of vapor. Or clouds, since she'd have more than likely multiplied.
  • Punny Name: An intentionally awkward portmantaeu of "Lisa" and "Slime."
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: As with Cat-Gopher being the only male to really do this, she is the only female of the Envied Eight to lack a practical outfit. Except she goes around butt-naked at all times. Unlike even Diane and Quazzax (the latter came from a society that generally believes in baring chests, the former outright hates clothes), she doesn't even have a "topped Brimcity" variation. She gets away with exposing herself in Brimcity because A: she's a registered heroine, B: she rarely actually goes there in-person, and C: she's not solid most of the time, so clothes would have trouble staying on her.
  • Shout-Out: Her temperature-based play is inspired by the Mercury series of puzzle video games.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Prone to becoming quite the loud, foul mouth after making a mistake or slipping/dropping something.
  • Slime Girl: Notable in that she changes her fighting style based on her state of matter, which even includes three different variations of her (normal) "liquid" state: "hot," "average" (which she's usually in), and "cold;" in addition to "solid" and "gas." She generally becomes more opaque the closer she is to the "solid" end, to the point where her completely solid form looks more like a white robot or a being made of metal, and almost like a ghost in her gas form.
  • The Worf Barrage: She claims to be able to survive one of Diane's Volcanic Punches, but as Diane refuses to test it out on the grounds that, you know, it could easily kill Slisalime if she was underestimating the attack. Even after Diane sees Slisalime's copying ability, she still thinks that the Volcanic Punch might be stronger than what Slisalime was hit with.
  • Zerg Rush: Oh, sure, a "liquid-based humanoid that's really good with swords and guns" might seem like nothing compared to kaiju and skeleton-centaurs strong enough to blast open entire streets with no effort. But if you get trillions of her, then she practically becomes unstoppable.

    Soup General 

A professional soup cook who takes soup-making very seriously and believes in making ingredients from scratch as much as possible — she does not even run a "soup-cooking place" so much as she has an entire farm-factory that grows everything from the ground and personally raises its own animals. According to her, this is what resulted in her soup being so irresistable. Despite seeming like more of a bit character, she's actually the one who hooks up the Intriguing Group with the rest of the Envied Eight in the first place, by being the first who happens to catch one of them (in this case, Hammithan) in public after the deaths of two BLOODSHOT officers made the IG famous.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Takes "don't bring anything pre-cooked" to ridiculous extremes, to the point in mass-growing her own supplies purly for making soup. She also includes things like "medium crab biscuit" (no, not bisque) or "saturated water-oil" in her menu.
  • Expy:
    • Seems like a parody of the Soup Nazi at first, but isn't really. After the beginning seen with Hammithan and his friends, she's more of her own character from there.
    • Played straight with Professor Searah, from GPF's earlier fan fiction. They both have an obsession with trying to make the perfect version of some seemingly "ordinary" supply, and even have seperate versions for consuming and for battling.
    • GPF previously considered a character based very, very loosely on the "Soup Nazi" in an older project Soap: The Lost Element, who would have been this humanoid with a bowl of soup for a head wearing a tight full body suit (implied to be his body). He would have been something of the Big Bad. When TLE was put in indefinite hiatus, Fan thought about giving the character's soup-themed powers to a more humanoid, good-aligned woman.
  • Good Counterpart: She's almost the exact opposite of Bad Chef. Bad Chef pretends to be polite, but is actually kind of an asshole who enjoys messing with other people for kicks. His food sounds like something that would be, at the very least, reasonable, but he poisons it so that its eaters will have horrible diarrhea and food poisoning. That aside, Bad Chef also isn't that good of a cook even when he's not trying to poison his enemies. Meanwhile, Soup General seems a bit strict... only on the job. Some of her soup types sound like they would be utterly horrible, but she's said to be the greatest cooks of all time and all of her soups are considered delicious.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Averted. She's absolutely covered in pretty major scars all over her body (and her default "outfit" shows off quite a lot of "all over"), but is one of the heroes. According to her, she was caught in a "mower accident," and the incident has nothing to do with her cooking (backed by Word of God; although occasionally, people in her factory might have minor injuries, but she's always there to support them medically, and 100 Bullets is there to support them emotionally). Contrast this with the Blood King, who actually has a tiny version of the "fashionable cross-scar" but is the biggest dick in the entire story, and despite the SBIG-verse being an idealistic one with a lot of nice people, that's still saying a lot considering the hacker duo, Tanker, etc.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: With Hammithan, when they first meet.
    Soup General: You want breadsticks?!
    Hammithan: Yeah!
    Soup General: YOU WANT BREADSTICKS???!!!!
    Hammithan: YEAH!!!!
    Soup General: YOU WANT MOTHERFUCKING BREADSTICKS????!!!!!
    Hammithan: HELL FUCKING YES!!!!!!!!!
    Soup General: Okay, that will be three extra dollars.
    Hammithan: Got it.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Ever had your ass kicked by a bowl of soup and its ingredients?
  • Ship Tease: A brief disagreement when Hammithan thinks that one of his friends ordering a "medium medium medium"note  aside, she and Hammithan almost seem to be perfect for one-another. He ends up with Nosfo after realizing that he's better with someone along the lines of his "opposite" rather than someone kinda similar to him.
  • Shock and Awe: By default, she's one of the electrically-charged people from the Western Desert (Hammithan, despite being born in the same area, isn't — he's from a family of ordinary humans that moved there). However, she prefers electric attacks based on her "combat ingredients.."
  • Shout-Out: She initially seems to be an exaggerated reference to the Soup Nazi.

    Aqua Beams/"Red Beams" 

A heroine that can fire beams out of her toes. When powered enough, she becomes "Red Beams" and blasts with much stronger, much redder beams.

  • Literal Ass-Kicking: Her prefered way of stopping crime. Considering where her lasers come from, the experience is very unpleasant. After being given diarrhea by Bad Chef, Hammithan begs Aqua Beams to laser Bad Chef's ass to give him "almost kind of" a taste of what he felt on the toilet.
  • Token Wholesome: Like 100 Bullets for the two men (three counting Goodbuck, who also wears pretty little), she's the one female who is actually in a near-completely covering outfit.

    Cat-Gopher 

  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's actually pretty damn tough despite his extremely goofy design and name, and his ability to cling on to any surface is pretty impressive since this apparently includes gasses, or things that would otherwise vaporize most other people on the spot.
  • Mythology Gag: He is to Gumball Vs Satan as Goodbuck is to The Eds' EDventure and Slisalime is to Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals.
  • Semantic Superpower: Subverted. His ridiculous invulnerability that allows him to "hold on" to things that aren't solid and/or actively harmful isn't just because of power definition. Rather, he deliberately choses to word his most impressive abilities like that to fuck with people.

    Stealth 

A professional "identity security guard" who seemingly studied how to hide identities specifically to counter BLOODSHOT's notorious hackers Kenith and Hacksa.

     100 Bullets 


    I'm having second thoughts yet again, OU might be a completely standalone story and not a spinoff of SBIG 

(Character sheet.)

Ready to see what infinity really looks like?

Ordinarily United: A Knight Astronaut Versus an Endless Number of Crazed, Naked, Powerful Women (NSFW) is an extremely surreal comedy-action-romance web original story by Great Pikmin Fan, of Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group (in fact, it was planned to be a spinoff to SBIG at one point).

The story could be described as Exactly What It Says on the Tin, but needs additional context: there was a man who mostly goes by his last name "Carlson" (the first name will have to come later). To say he was Born Lucky would be putting it mildly (unless you count the sudden deaths of both of his parents at the age of 14): he turns out to be exceptionally good at just about anything he tries at, and manged to effortlessly become both knighted and become an official astronaut, and is assigned globally as a sort-of "secret top weapon" against major threats against humanity thanks to his inability to lose. One day, he's called when a number of strange portals open up in the middle of a distant city, Carlson is called to investiage a number of unnaturally-proportioned women emerging and causing a bit of a fuss. After an exchange that amounts to him accepting a "challenge" by them, he attacks, expecting his trusty Grayscale Boomerang to just cut right through all of them and end the fight...

To his delight, it fails to do more than just knock the first one back. And to her delight, they've finally found a dimension with someone roughly equal to their skill level. First time since sixty years!

Those women turn out to be the Unitias, a

The Spiritual Antithesis to Fan's Emazh In, Ordinarily United is somewhat darker, but considerably

Something

  • America Takes Over the World: It's implied that whatever world this takes place in, it's unified under one country. And, like Fan's old Total Zeksmit, that country is Canada.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Fan made a very, very specific point to defy this in the comic version. All naughty bits, even of Unitias far in the background, are covered through some sort of scenery covering them, or them just using their own one-finger trick. There is absolutely no moment where there's just a blank between their legs.
  • Comically Invincible Hero: Carlson in the backstory, [...] this was inspired by Fan goofing around in Breath of the Wild, realizing that throughout the series Link's set a few records in nearly everything he did (with some noteworthy exceptions, such as the infamous Running Man from Ocarina of Time), and pondering how unusual that might be from the perspective of someone else.
  • Death Is Cheap: Unitias with that ability could hypothetically revive anyone they want with no limitation. Unitias themselves can just simply regenerate, as destroying their "bodies" will just mean that their spirits will regenerate them.
  • Deconstructive Parody:
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • The very first thing we see of any Unitia at all (not counting their portals) is a mook's ass bouncing out of the portal she uses to enter Earth's dimension. Once she fully emerges,
  • Genre Blindness:
    • Nobody, not even the Unitias themselves, seem to realize that they're "in" (quotes because it isn't quite like that, although it would have been if they "accepted their roles") some sort of ecchi-like premise. Or rather, because of their unawareness, the story ends up being something different and far more Rule of Cool-oriented than that. Deep down, Unitia Origin does not just accept that Godkind resembles a bunch of nude women. Given that GPF hates stories where characters can "figure out" their exact position and can pinpoint what will happen next (as it's still a cliche-fest, just one that admits it is), it's a given that they're not going to actively figure any of this out and willingly play their parts, rather they end up defying the usual roles by accident.
      • It's been made crystal clear that even if he were aware that this was some twisted harem anime parody, Carlson would have still avoided Yuullieke like the plague. Since she's a scathing deconstruction of tsunderes that border on being abusive in general, this isn't surprising.
    • Carlson is the exact opposite of Dave from Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group, and they were in fact originally going to be foils to one-another. While Dave thinks that he's the protagonist of an action series where The Chosen One effortlessly overpowers and out-classes nearly everyone just because and Hard Work Hardly Works (while he's actually in a series that emphasizes hard work and teamwork to the point where most of the villains get killed because they get cocky and think they can work independantly), Carlson is the sort of protagonist that has everything handed to him on a silver platter (except for cooking skills and his dead parents) but is utterly bored because of it.
  • Hate Sink:
  • Improbably Female Cast: Carlson is the only male character of any note in the entire story. Granted, most of the characters are of the all-female Unitias,
  • Lovecraft Lite: This story almost has the makings for a pure Cosmic Horror Story: an incomprehensibly infinite power that preys on humanity out of boredom, for one, and said power is fucking nuts. However, said "power" is actually completely harmless unless directly provoked, and they can be taken down individually by a guy with a goofy glowing boomerang.
  • Mirror Boss: The first phrase of the battle with Origin has her making a near-exact replica of Carlson's Grayscale Boomerang, called the Chromatic Boomerang, and modifying herself to have his exact same physical skills and limitations.
  • Numerological Motif:
    • Unitia Origin is associated with zero, which Fan realized upon considering the mathematical meaning of "origin." (This was a coincidence at first, but then Fan rolled with it.) A bit more subtle than others, but [...] This even applies to single-sentence gags, like Origin saying that there can't be anyone above her. Anything being above zero would be division by zero.
  • Plot Armor: Invoked with Carlson, although nobody pin-points that this is the case and the narrative never explains if there is a specific in-universe reason. He
  • R-Rated Opening: Even before the Unitias come out of the portals with their naked asses and breasts using only a single finger for "underwear," the opening still shows a 50-foot tall naked man with only a building positioned where it's needed most. Does that scream "kid-friendly" to you?
  • Scenery Censor: Same rules apply as they did in Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group and Escape From Fanservice Islandnote : crotches are no-nos, breasts are fair game, and as always (even in his visual depictions of K-rated content) butts are okay to show. Each major Unitia tends to be covered with her own "element" so to speak, [...] Even the text version loves to point out what object is between what character's legs at a given time. That being said, there's still a bunch of noteworthy individual examples:
    • Stella has no powers whatsoever (with Carlson it's not an issue, as he keeps his swim trunks on 99% of the time; Stella tends to wander around butt-naked just because), so she's often covered by furniture or random parts of the wilderness. Like in a scene from Austin Powers, she's at one point covered by an uncensored painting of a similar-looking woman when on Unitia Paint's planet.
    • Oddly, this applies to the front of Kameel Kick's panties as well, to the point where Carlson's comments about how ridiculously tight they are come off as Take Our Word for It. Fan says that it's both parodying often-ridiculous panty-censorship as well as that Carlson's not exaggerating, her garments are so tight that they just look like "thin, white paint over that area." We do see the back, and it is form-fitting. Considering how much more risque non-outfits like Show Within a Show character Avluvnetta from Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group go by just fine, Rule of Funny is also in effect.
    • This gets lampshaded when the first-fought Champion, Unitia Poison, makes her debut and has a glaring, tiny opaque patch of poisonous gas covering her, in contrast to the rest of the gas around her being almost invisible. Stella tries to fan it away, and successfully gets a view for that moment... but her head is blocking the readers' view.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The chatlogs at the end of every chapter, where Carlson and Stella get a chance to ask one question towards Origin per Champion that they defeat, plays out much like the video-set questions in 17776. World building told through long-distance yet instant communication, and it's even formatted in a non-conventional way too.
    • The Unitias are ultimately, among a number of other characters, .GIFfany expies. The first one we see has a "regular" human light-tan skin tone and pink hair and eyes. The major Unitia with electric powers spends her chapter taunting Carlson by appearing in electronics, and even using multiple near-TVs to display different parts of her to resemble a bigger overall image. Electricity's last words in her Duel are the same as .GIFfany's last words before her disc got fried.
    • The vast number of powerful beings, specifically each with "their own" "unique" ability, was an aspect taken from the "Weegee Army" back in an older day of memes.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Carlson, although in this case the women he faces during the story's present are actively challenging him to duels and are practically mini-gods themselves, with their leader being the Top God. Before that, however, he also defeated a few female villains that were threatening whatever given city there was.

  • Arc Fatigue: The BLOODSHOT invasion at the end, considering how it spans over a dozen chapters thanks to Fan's "volume" system and how, had he merged these "volumes" in to super long chapters, it would have "just" been a lengthy three-parter. The battle against Witchita in particular takes up well over 3/4ths of Volume 12, and it's smack dab in the middle of it. Thankfully, only the first chapter of Volume 13 really has the "invasion" invasion, and by that point the Intriguing Group is clearly winning anyway. Everything after that is pretty much epilogue.
  • Arc Fatigue: The Ninthee Saga. Slow-Paced Beginning doesn't even begin to describe it. Fan expected this a bit, which is why he tries to sell the story as entirely being about Dan and Olivia reaching a new "bright" region, finding the Charge leading there, and having to band that Charge with the Charges running the "dark," "light," and "dull" counterparts to that region. Instead, there is some progress towards meeting Kristie and getting out of there, it's just moving at a really slow pace. It takes three chapters — three long chapters — before the first "area" (not counting Dekstop, which Word of God compares to a tutorial) is really finished, thanks to Alexia getting a full chapter of herself before the gang moves on the Charges of the other green zones. (In contrast to later regions, which introduces the main "bright" one and the other three Charges at roughly the same time.) It takes until the end of the third chapter before even Ninthee's name comes up, and longer still before Lilith and Fatephinal are brought up, and throughout the entire Saga we know jack shit about Kristie despite her supposedly being Dan's goal for the entire story. Indeed, the only "progress" made in the grander scheme of things, if one choses to ignore the other charges and only considers the "Kristie Key Trio" and Olivia as the only Emazhes that move the plot along (which Fan said he was actively trying not to do, as he hates stories that have Loads and Loads of Characters yet only an extremely small number of them, usually the one main character and major antagonists, actually move the plot in any way), is that we simply find out exposition about the Key Trio. The actual raid on Infinity Amusement Park feels like a very refreshing break thanks to that. The Lilith Saga has the same general format of bringing four more Emazhes from similar-element areas together across fourteen regions again, except the Key Trio has a much bigger role in the plot, and the "Rainbow Fourteen" have already been introduced so it serves to give them more character development. The Fatephinal Saga avoids this alltogether, as there are only four chapters between Lilith and Fatephinal's fights (compared to over a dozen) and the Four Extremes are handled in various, different, ways.
  • Arc Fatigue:
    • The entire Second Half is considerably longer than the First Half, and has Mabel's fight with the Seven Inner Devils as the bulk of the plot. It's only five chapters long, but they (especially 6 and 10) are really long chapters, with 6 in particular feeling like it drags on forever thanks to how long it takes for the Love God/Lust Devil to actually die. Cue the reveal that there's six more "Devils" where he came from, and Mable the Typomonster is one of them. The extremely popular villain of canon Bill Cipher suddenly breaking apart and dying near the beginning of Chapter 7 just added to the pain, as well as each chapter being padded out with the Mechanical Bosses and, for Chapters 6-8, the election part. This is lampshaded when the fourth Devil, the Gluttony Devil, seems to be weak at first and the gang has a sigh of relief thinking that it's going to be a bit easier and thus go by quicker from there, and lampshaded again when the Envy Devil tries to escape after the Wrath Devil's death, but Mabel manages to kill her and is relieved that they did go down not too far apart from one-another. And lampshaded a third time when Dipper writes a complaint letter to Mable the Typomonster and includes that "We've spent longer than War and Peace fighting you."
    • The election in particular was this even to people looking forward to Mabel drilling through seven demons from hell.

Does Sneak King have its own page?

    I Guess Not 

However...

Three video games were released for the Xbox: PocketBike Racer, Sneak King, and Big Bumpin'.

Tropes Seen in the Games

  • Luck-Based Mission: One particular mission in Sneak King has an astonishingly low clear chance that relies on the random number generator being perfect. [Credit: The Completionist]

  • Berserk Button:
    • He really doesn't like it when people basically treat The Simpsons and King of the Hill as though they are virtually the exact same show. He utterly flips on Professor Burnda during the Hot Springs Challenge in Journals for trollishly (as in, she doesn't actually believe this and just wanted to get a reaction out of him) saying "What's the difference?" and tries to attack her, despite knowing that she's way more powerful than his Pikmin-form. The result is that the Pikmin form doesn't even scratch her and she soon goes to ignoring him.
    • Oddly, praising the story's own characters is a lesser one too. The whole debate started because Burnda also trollishly (she doesn't believe this either) accused some of the female characters of Gravity Falls itself of being badly written, and that Fan's OCs have better characterization. She basically tricked Fan in to insulting his own characters from there.
    • Any attempt to "rerail" his story, given that the real GPF isn't fond of The Stations of the Canon and tries his best to make things Off the Rails. Don't even think about trying to pull a Reset Button, at least not one played completely straight.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite representing the author of the story, nobody really takes him seriously and he tends to be killed off
  • Child Hater: His campaign for presidency in Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage was mainly focused on creating a city where nobody under 25 is allowed to enter. This would have even included himself at the time that chapter was published, as in-fic Fan generally ages along with real life-Fan by the time the story was written.
  • The Napoleon: He's incredibly aggressive towards the characters of his own setting, but has the body of a four-ish foot tall green Pikmin with no abilities.
  • Rage Against the Author: Comes in a number of flavors. In his incarnations for Multiverses B, C, and D, it's all because someone wanted to take power from him in some way/know about the fic's future. In A, it's just because he was being a little invasive and was technically killed out of self-defense.

  • "You do NOT want me to make Dog People 2. You don't."
  • Also, for April Fools' Day of 2020, he released Dog People, an intentionally-Uncanny Valley invoked 3D webcomic with a nonsense plot.
  • It's called "SeeJojo" and yes, they make bizarre Top 10 countdowns as well. In particular, they have multiple top tens (sorted by year they were built in) of shopping malls in the Czech Republic (it was going to be Canada but then I found out the original WatchMojo is Canadian, so I went with a different country because I thought it would come off as weirder if it wasn't from the site's country of origin; this also ties in to the Breaking Bad SBIGlet, as thanks to Lydia, the Czech Republic is where the final battle is located).
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  • "Yog Sothoth take me now!" SCP-682, during an unauthorized SCP-666½-J test.

    Myths (No major spoilers though) 

Mythology Gag.

Breath of the Wild has a gigantic page. Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group is effectively almost the exact same story, like I can't even tell the difference it's like one of those "spot the difference" images except really hard.

  • The reason for the awkward-sounding title that doesn't roll off the tongue that well is just so that there would be something with the acronym "SBIG," which is the same title GPF gave his series of Stylistic Suck fan fics, also his writing debut on the internet.
  • The hero group is a set of expies of the "six Sages" common in GPF's fic writing, originating from his badfics. There's a middle-aged man who believes in honest hard work and living a simple life (Steve:Hank Hill); a Stripperiffic sword-user that rarely talks (Diane:Brenda from Perfect Hair Forever); an arrogant nerdy physicist (Poixer:Sheldon Cooper); a young, loud "rebel"-type that uses a mecha (Hammithan:Kamina); an extremely powerful vampire that's closer in line to a Humanoid Abomaintion (Nosfo:Alucard, except personality-wise he's based on Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals-Alucard); and a large, gentle woman who generally enjoys all living things and has abilities in some ways tied to light (Quazzax:Rose Quartz).
  • Darkhorse is an obvious expy of the character with the same name that appeared in Sweet Jade And Hella John (both versions) and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals.
  • Amoral Attorney Earl Intubble can teleport, and nobody finds this unusual at all (because in this world, it's standard for lawyers to be "awarded" with teleportation). Earl is admitted by Fan to be an expy of Saul Goodman, "based on like knowing 1% of each series." Fan also wrote a Breaking Bad SBIGlet titled The Walking Meth where Saul can teleport, this isn't treated unusually, and unlike Earl no explanation for this is given.
  • While several of the movies at Brimcity are the usual Stylistic Suck cliche-fests one might expect from a comedy-ish series having movies within it, some are GPF's old/scrapped/reworked story ideas like Soap: The Lost Element, A Slash of Mortality, or Swyyx Project (which became the template for Emazh In, if very loosely).
  • Kenith and Hacksa are expies of two villains from Hecksing: The Dawn, Kenny and Haxxor. Both pairs are hacking duos that pester the main group from chapter to chapter(/volume to volume), with one of them vastly outliving the other and being a reoccuring threat.
  • Tanker's kind-hearted older brother resembles the original planned design for the male, adult Tanker, before GPF wanted to write a character that was basically a dig at shoe-horned "moe"-types. Similarly, Soup General's "Soup Scouts" resemble the original design for the "man with a soup bowl for a head" that would have been used in Soap: The Lost Element.
  • Diane's... reaction to Tanker's general personality shortly after blowing her up is the same thing Professor Burrda/Antifire Squad Captain said in Escape From Fanservice Island after Zephieye's death. In fact, the line was first thought up as Diane's, and Fan just thought of shoving that in to Chapter 9 of EFFI, which happened to be far closer to completion. (He was still working on Volume 1 at the time.)
  • When the Intriguing Group first meets the Envied Eight, Goodbuck sarcastically responds to Hammithan's "That's... it?" by asking if he expected a band of "Like, three hundred people?" This is a nod to the 361 Striking Degrees, and that was also confirmed by Word of God. It's also a bit of a self-jab at Fan's overuse of stories about huge numbers of hero group. Technically, Slisalime's duplication pushes the EE in to that terratory.
  • Not only is Goodbuck sort of a walking reference to Ed, Edd n Eddy, he says that his story begins with a stolen television. This is the beginning of The Eds' EDventure, the very first of any type of story Fan published on the Internet, and as we find out in the spinoff/prequel, that stolen television kicks off the whole story of the Envied Eight. (Although Steve's story had been going on longer, as Steve is older than Goodbuck.)
  • At one point, Diane — who wears a leopard-skin loincloth — gets in to an argument involving serving dragon-meat in fast food restaurants, and whether or not it is a better alternative to chicken. This is pretty much the plot of Cardia's Domain in Run Gifocalypse.
  • The Northern Island region (not to be confused with the overly Moral Guardian-esque "Northerners") has an art museum, and some of the exhibits are heavily implied to be "effort-filled" versions of joke images Fan made on Tumblr. They even have the exact same titles. Such as "Butt-ble Standards" (except it's implied to use the characters from Smokedrifle Tower, another Mythology Gag) and "Severed Hand in a Pillow Factory." "Man Brings Sit Com Dad to Life With Particle Accelerator" does not describe an individual image, but rather the first of the Sheldin and Lenard comics (where Sheldon/"Sheldin" brings Homer Simpson to life using the Large Hadron Collider).
    • One piece in particular, that isn't described to the viewers (mostly because it wasn't seen by Nosfo or Poixer, the two main characters who actually went there at the time), is "Man Getting Fudged by a Cue Ball Puppet." Fan stated on his secondary Tumblr that if Gravity Falls got a full reboot/third season, and said reboot was actually good, he'd draw Soos having sexual realtions with Doc Scratch. It's implied that in the SBIGverse, whatever incarnation of GPF was there made a similar bet, lost horribly, and said work somehow ended up becoming a famous art exhibition.

FanFic/Drowning in Bittersweet Despair

They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character, maybe.
  • Jade. She's built up near the beginning as one of the four main characters playing the game, as she is part of the core group of the original human kids. Around her introduction, she serves as someone with a number of highly mysterious elements — a gigantic high-tech house while the other three kids have a regular suburban home, a forest mansion, and an apartment; an abnormal, powerful pet dog; and her home is littered with things that seem to be tied with the game itself. Despite this, around the introduction of the trolls she saw a bit of a lack of focus. It gets especially bad in Act 6, where John, Rose, and Dave all get their own small storylines spent over the three years to get to the post-scratch session, Jade mostly sticks on the sidelines with whatever John is doing (and John often ends up heading to the "dreamscape" of sorts where plot-relevant things happen, due to the way dreaming in Homestuck works). Even after the three years pass, she spends most of the time either asleep (and unlike John, she mostly just gave exposition on what happened in the post-retcon timeline) or brainwashed by the Condesce.

I think the problem most people have isn't so much that Plus doesn't have that much content (although that is part of it), but that it adds content that many consider actually makes the game less fun to play. Namely, that enemies can now show up which are mainly just tanks and kind of pop up way too frequently, especially in the earlier levels.

    Prehistoric Earth Staff 

Drew

Hired to acquire the animals of a prehistoric wildlife park. He travels to the past alongside several friends in order to bring extinct prehistoric creatures back to life.
  • Badass Bookworm: Knows all about the prehistoric creatures he's about to face and constantly tries to capture them. Most of the time, he succeeds.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Cynthia (although neither party entirey necessarily recognizes it as such just yet).
  • Control Freak: After the Novum board started being more involved in management, he becomes this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
  • Determinator: He will NOT allow any animal that could become extinct to be left behind. One of the arthropleura will vouch for him there (not hard to do considering he bronco rode it in the midst of a swamp fire). Granted, he will allow his friends the opportunity to go back to the present and save themselves when things get especially dangerous. Whether or not they take him up on this offer is their choice entirely.
  • Expy: Think of him as a time-traveling Steve Irwin.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Leon and Adrian.
  • The Leader: Takes on this role in every mission.
  • Opposites Attract: With Cynthia (but unlike Leon and Jack, he takes a Hell of a lot longer to admit it).
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Granted, there are people with higher authority than him, but he is nevertheless a firm, but fair, and ultimately reasonable leader to the members of the rescue gang.

Kyle Taymor

The Head Keeper of the park. In charge of cleaning, feeding, and taking care of the resident animals. Consequently, he often suffers the shenanigans that happened in the park.
  • Angry Black Man: Although, typically, it's justified. Lampshaded in the following exchange from 'The New Rulers':
    I've just had to round up a herd of giant reptiles. Black rage doesn't even begin to describe what I'm feeling at the moment.
  • Butt-Monkey: Usually on the receiving end of whatever bad things that the prehistoric creatures brought.
  • Deadpan Snarker: One of the fic's most prodigious snarkers, along with Jack, Nikolai, Collete, and Leon.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Not exactly 'nasty' per se, but he does have his drill sergeant moments every now and then (particularly when involved in construction of new exhibits).
  • Expy: A lot of his personality is based on John Luther.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Says this word for word to Nikolai after the arrival of the pterygotus.
  • Only Sane Man: The one who usually complains to Drew whenever he's planning to bring back the dangerous creatures back to the park.
    • Subverted in the first mission, as he was actually hoping for something large and dangerous to be the first target, and was more than a little annoyed that the target turned out to be the small and unexciting Haikouichthys instead.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite initial annoyance at the choice of main target for the first mission, he eventually comes around. He is also not at all swayed into showing leniency for Leon and Jack when they try to convince him to allow them to be let off the hook and avoid having to personally work as handlers for the dunkleosteus as a punishment.

Nikolai Koshkin

Head of security, and used to be a member of the Spetsnaz.
  • Boring, but Practical: Nikolai's viewpoint behind having the small and not entirely exciting Haikouichthys be the first target as opposed to something more dangerous (much to Kyle's consternation).
  • Darkand Troubled Past: He does not like to talk about his past in the Spetsnaz.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Certainly views Kyle's nickname for him (Koli) as such.
  • Expy: Based off a character from a Primeval Novel (and has a similar backstory to boot!).
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his rather gruff outward exterior and demeanor, he is actually a pretty nice guy. Jack himself experiences these depths firsthand after the acquisition of the animals from the Carboniferous Period. As of Phase Two, these are no longer hidden.
    • "Our Steps Will Always Rhyme" reveals he's an amateur poet.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be gruff and sometimes seem like a jerkass; but in the end, his heart is in the right place.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    (After seeing Jack in the midst of a particularly nutty idea): Denham, what the bloody Hell are you doing?!
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Takes the time to (relatively) calmly explain to Drew and Jack the importance of using their communicators to warn the park staff (especially security) ahead of time when he greets them upon return in "The First Steps" after they end up sending an extra cameroceras and a small group of massive pterygotus through the time portal without warning.

Leon Gilbertson

One of the younger keepers of the park, a close friend of Drew's, and the park's resident animal expert.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He's the focus for the "back at the park" segments of "The First Steps".
  • Asexuality: Firmly believed himself to be this, as did Drew and Adrian . . . until he met Yolanda.
  • Badass Bookworm: Has his moments (especially when he's able to face his fears, not to mention if Yolanda's life lies in the balance).
  • Beast and Beauty: While he doesn't fit the traditional (meaning physical) definition of the 'Beast', he nonetheless more than qualifies for this role alongside Yolanda's 'Beauty'.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Usually prefers not to fight. But he does not take kindly to insults to himself, or his friends. And if you do wrong to Yolanda Hall . . . God help you.
  • Brainy Brunette: Brown hair? Check. Large amount of knowledge on animals? Check. Genius moments every now and then? Check.
  • Breakthe Haughty: While downplayed in that he is nowhere as haughty and arrogant as most examples, his experiences in "Life in Transition" and "Alien Empire" are enough to humble him somewhat when it comes to working with Jack.
  • Brutal Honesty: If he lived in the world from the Divergent Series, he'd be right at home in the Candor faction.
  • Butt-Monkey: One of the two main ones in this series (the other being Jack). He even lampshades this during the events of "Alien Empire."
    (After he and Jack are forced into ending their stalling tactics by an annoyed keeper lowering the barrier in the dunkleosteus enclosure preventing the two fish from directly encountering each other) Leon: (to Jack) Why is it always us?
  • Cowardly Lion: Can get quite nervous in the appropriate circumstances (and sometimes not so appropriate circumstances), but can always be counted on to get the job done.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Was bullied in school for being autistic before he met and befriended Drew, Adrian, and Yolanda. It's why he snaps at Jack in "Life In Transition".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Quite so.
  • Determinator: Nervous as he can be, he's not one to give up easily.
  • Deuteragonist
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Does NOT share Jack's sense of humor.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • While downplayed in that he and Alice are never enemies themselves, they both have a mutual dislike of Collete.
    • The potential of a more traditional example occurring between him and Collete is something that a large number of Prehistoric Earth staff hopes to never be fulfilled.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Jack (although admittedly, it's more of a fire forged vitriolic best buds kind of deal).
  • Friend to All Living Things: Hopes to be this for all the animals at Prehistoric Earth. Due to needing time to get used to all the animals present and to come, as well as a noticeable wariness around some types of invertebrate, he has a lot of work to do to reach this point.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Adrian and Drew.
  • Hidden Depths: He may seem solitary and difficult to get to know at times, but once you really get to know him and earn his trust, respect, and friendship, he's actually a decent enough guy in his own right.
  • I Dont Like Youand You Dont Like Me: He and Colette do NOT get along very well (much to Jack's despair).
  • I Just Wantto Have Friends: Felt this way for quite a while before he met Drew and Adrian. Still fears the possibility of someday returning to that state every now and then.
  • Insufferable Genius: Collete certainly thinks so. Most others disagree.
    • Jack seems to think of him as such in "Life in Transition."
  • Insult Backfire: Epically so in the following exchange.
    Collete: "Must you be so smart?"
    Leon: "Flattery will get you nowhere."
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he could have been a little more patient with Jack, could have kept a better handle on his temper so as to pay better attention to the radar (not to mention that Jack had a pretty good point of his own), you can hardly blame him for feeling a little uncertain as to whether Jack was taking the mission at hand (at the time) seriously with his overly joking and seemingly carefree behavior. And furthermore, Jack could have also handled the subject with Yolanda a little more delicately as well.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After his ill timed confrontation with Jack almost gets Drew killed by a Dunkleosteus, he has to work with Jack yet again in handling the Dunkleosteus at the park the very next mission as punishment.
  • Lame Pun: Mia's thoughts on his 'Apatoscorpio' joke.
  • Large Ham: Gloriously so (when excited that is).
  • Let Us Never Speakof This Again: He is very insistent that Drew NOT tell Yolanda about his unpleasant (and somewhat embarrassing) incident with the Megalograptus.
  • The Load: Jack somewhat (and later flat out) accuses him of being this during an argument in "Life in Transition." And it's not hard to agree with him.
  • This Looks Likea Job For Aquaman: Jack certainly believes this to be the case early on in the series where Leon's concerned (due to the only reasons he knows of at the time for Leon to have any reason to be hired are A: being Drew's friend and B: his valuable knowledge on the animals they catch).
  • Nice Guy: When he lets his walls down, he's actually a perfectly decent guy in his own right.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Tends to struggle at times with his fear of being rejected by others (including by his own friends (as well as by Yolanda)) for being 'weird' and 'a freak' and of people only liking the 'normal person' they might want him to be rather than for who/what he already is. In fact, one of the biggest reasons it takes him so long to tell Yolanda how he feels about her is his fear of her rejecting him for a 'normal' and 'more attractive' neurotypical.
  • Offscreen Momentof Awesome: He and Jack manage to somehow play cupid for the Dunkleosteus without major incident despite being unwittingly given an appropriate book on animal husbandry that's written in French and forced to Indy Ploy their way through.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Despite his autism and difficulties in life, he's usually able to always bounce back relatively easily. In the rare event that he fails to bounce back within a few days or hours . . . well to put it simply, something's seriously wrong. Doubly true in the rare event that he gets sad enough to cry.
  • Opposites Attract: With Yolanda, full stop.
  • Precision F-Strike: In the rare event that he swears, it's always for damned good reason.
    (When he and several of his peers learn the hard way of some particularly unpleasant news): "Oh Hell."
  • Roar Before Beating: A rare human example (though his roars certainly do sound realistically enough like whatever animal he's imitating at the time), and only if angry enough. And he'll also roar DURING the beating as well.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: To an extent.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The savvy guy to Yolanda's energetic girl.
  • Ship Tease: With Yolanda.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Yolanda is literally the only girl he shows even the TINIEST amount of romantic interest in. Romantically speaking, he just plain WON'T look any other girl's way.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Except for when swimming (and good thing for Yolanda to).
  • No Social Skills: Being autistic, he's hardly the most socially adept.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Ok, calling it fluent may be pushing it. But nonetheless, his imitations/impersonations of animal vocalizations are unnervingly realistic.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Sometimes feels this way around Jack. Feels this way even more so in regard to Collete.
    • In the case of the former, this very trait comes back to bite both him and Jack hard when it almost costs Drew his life.
  • The Smart Guy: Knows virtually every animal, extinct or otherwise, backward and forward. This makes him an invaluable member of the park's staff.
  • Thisis Gonna Suck: Shows spades of this.
    • While he doesn't say anything after Drew asks him and Jack why they took so long to react during the Dunkleosteus crisis, his silence, combined with his running away after Jack's shaky excuse screams this trope.
    (After learning of one of Jack's newest ideas): "This should be nothing short of a disaster."
    (During a tense moment in another mission): (at Drew, and completely deadpan) "We are going to die."
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "The First Steps"; just in time to save Yolanda's life too!
    • May have happened again with his experiences with the Dunkleosteus in "Alien Empire."
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Jack.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: After an unpleasant experience with some Megalograptus in "Devils of The Deep", he becomes terrified of them and other scorpion-like animals. He eventually gets better (thanks in no small part to Yolanda and Mia).
  • You Have Gottobe Kidding Me: His overall reaction after learning of the mission to follow "Devils of the Deep."

Adrian Sky

One of the younger keepers of the park, and another close friend of Drew.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Is of Malaysian descent, and has just the right intelligence level needed for a guy of his job description.
  • Epic Fail: See below.
  • Failed a Spot Check: In "Life in Transition," he spends a respectable amount of time searching around a swampy area for large amphibians (such as the target species, Hynerpeton) and comes back empty handed. As Alice soon points out afterward, he didn't even try to look for them under the water.
  • The Generic Guy: Nathanoraptor's own thoughts about him.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Has a dynamic that very strongly shows shades of this with Leon and Drew.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Views Yolanda as the sister he never had. The feeling is mutual. Alice, much like Yolanda, also somewhat views him as this.
  • Put on a Bus: Got this treatment in "Devils of the Deep" and "The First Steps." Came roaring back in time to accompany Alice to Devonian Era Pennsylvania in "Life in Transition."
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Strangely enough, even more so than Leon.
  • Shipper on Deck: Big time shipper of Leon and Yolanda, and is not above teasing them or making efforts at strengthening their bond into romantic territory.

Jack Denham

One of the younger keepers of the park.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Is the focus of the "back at the park" segments in "Passport To Hell".
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Can't help but let out a brief laugh after hearing Leon's unexpected response to Collete's attempt at using his intelligence as a means to insult him.
  • Amazon Chaser: While far from the only reason he is attracted to her, the fact that Collete can certainly kick ass certainly helps.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: His older sister Alice sometimes views him as this.
  • Butt-Monkey: One of the two main ones in this series (the other being Leon).
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
  • Distractedbythe Sexy: Tends to happen to him every now and then when Collete's around.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In "The First Steps":
    "Oh great, we awoke Cthulhu!"
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Sometimes ends up on the receiving end of this when he attempts one of his jokes around Leon.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Or more accurately, fire forged vitriolic best buds. With Leon.
  • Friend Versus Lover: Sometimes worries about the possibility of this occurring when he thinks about how Leon (his friend) and Collete (his object of affections) don't get along.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish sibling to Alice's responsible sibling.
  • Hidden Depths: His inner thoughts in "Passport to Hell" reveal that he's actually quite a thoughtful person; he also manages to solve every problem the park had had in that story.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Is secretly very lonely.
  • Indy Ploy: A real master at 'pulling stuff out of your arse' plans. Collete learns a thing or two from him on that regard.
  • Insufferable Genius: Pulls off such a moment at one point during "Life in Transition."
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Whilst his "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Leon in "Life In Transition" is rather mean-spirited in tone, it's not hard to agree with his points. At this point, Leon hasn't done anything that Jack is aware of that is indicative of actually being competent
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His punishment for almost getting Drew killed through ill timed antagonism against Leon? He not only has to personally handle the very creature that almost killed Drew, but ALSO has to work alongside Leon yet again.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The feminine boy to Collete's masculine girl.
  • Morality Pet: Can be interpreted as equal parts this and equal parts love interest where Collete is concerned.
  • Motor Mouth
  • Nepotism: He believes this is the reason Leon was hired; even saying it to his face in "Life In Transition".
  • The Nicknamer: Calls the Pterygotus "Scorpio-zilla" and Drew "fearless leader".
  • Not Good with Rejection: Due to how desperately he wants to have friends, any rejections he receives to offers of friendship can hit him pretty hard.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Usually likes to joke around and tends to be very carefree. In the event that he sheds this behavior, it is not to be taken lightly.
  • Opposites Attract: With Collete.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He likes to think so. Alice and Leon say otherwise.
  • Ship Tease: Starts to get a tiny bit of this with Collete in "Passport to Hell".
  • Stepford Smiler: Hinted in this exchange in The First Steps.
    “Jokes are my coping mechanism, fearless leader. Make light of the humour in any situation and you’ll be OK."
    • Confirmed by Alice in "Life In Transition".
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Leon several times, particularly in "Life In Transition". This comes back to bite him AND Leon HARD when it both almost gets Drew killed and leaves him forced to work with Leon again in handling the very fish that almost killed Drew.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Happens quite often (and to great hilarity) for him when around Colette.
  • Tritagonist
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Becomes a mixture of this, and fire-forged friends with Leon after their experiences with the dunkleosteus and "Life in Transition".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: By the end of "The First Steps", he's become terrified of the Brontoscorpio.
  • You Have Gottobe Kidding Me: His reaction in "The First Steps" when he learns that his frightened efforts at feeding the Brontoscorpio only successfully fed 12 (out of 36) of the Brontoscorpio on display (much to Leon's amusement).

Alice Denham

One of the younger keepers and Jack's older sister.

Linda Eberhart

The head-vet of the park. Tasked with treating the injured animals and looking after their health.
  • A Day Inthe Lime Light: Gets this treatment alongside Khatin in the "Back at the Park" segments of "Devil in the Deep Blue Sea."
  • Hospital Hottie
  • Kindly Vet
  • Shipper on Deck: Is quite approving of the idea of Yolanda and Leon being a couple, and is not above giving her a bit of friendly teasing on it every now and then (much like a mother would do).
  • Team Mom: Especially in one episode where she had to nurse the baby Smilodon because his mother's milk has ran out. Also has a somewhat mother-daughter vibe between her and Yolanda.

Yolanda Hall

Linda's assistant in the Prehistoric Earth veterinary division, and a close friend of Leon, Adrian, and the Denhams. Is particularly close (in more ways than one) with Leon.
  • Beast and Beauty: The 'Beauty' to Leon's 'Beast'.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As nice as she is, you NEVER want to see her angry.
  • Distressed Damsel: At the end of "The First Steps".
  • Genki Girl
  • Generation Xerox: As noted by Drew, she and Linda look startlingly alike to the point that it's hard to believe that they're not related.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: With her, truer words couldn't be stated.
  • Kindly Vet: Takes after Linda in that regard.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She and Adrian view each other as the sibling they never had.
  • Nice Girl
  • Opposites Attract: With Leon.
  • Put on a Bus: Is put on bedrest to recover from a concussion obtained from her near death experience with the Brontoscorpio, thus leaving her out of the action during "Life in Transition." By the time "Alien Empire," she's recovered sufficiently enough to be out of bed and watching the Dunkleosteus from the safety of the underwater viewing area while Leon and Jack are put to work on handling them for the day.
  • Ship Tease: Has a couple of moments with Leon in "The First Steps"
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: While Leon's quirkiness and knowledge is what initially attracts Yolanda to him, his determination, passion, loyalty, bravery, and all the other traits of his that she discovers once he lets down his walls around her are what allow her to truly fall for him for real later on.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl, to Leon's Savvy Guy.
  • Town Girls: The femme to Collete's butch and Alice's neither.

Collete Dubois

A member of park security, and Nikolai's 'number two'.
  • Action Girl: Big time.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Prodigiously.
  • Enemy Mine: To quote the following exchange:
    Kyle: "I pity the fool stupid enough to make enemies out of both her AND Leon."
    Nikolai: "Da, I can agree with you there. Let's hope such a person never exists."
  • Hidden Depths: Has a sensitive and kind side that she's only comfortable with showing to Jack (and possibly Nikolai).
  • I Don't Like You and You Don't Like Me: Her dynamic with Leon practically RADIATES with this.
  • Insult Backfire: Mostly averted when it comes to her interactions with Leon . . . with the exception of this one little gem:
    Collete: "Must you be so smart?"
    Leon: "Flattery will get you nowhere."
  • Jerkwitha Heartof Gold: As much as she might act like a jerkass to multiple other characters, she has a hidden softer side that shows that her heart is ultimately in the right place.
  • The Lancer: To Nikolai.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The masculine girl to Jack's feminine boy.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: If SHE'S terrified, you KNOW things are getting bad.
  • Opposites Attract: With Jack.
  • Ruleof Funny: Her reasoning for speeding up some of the parts of her recording of Jack and Leon's work with the dunkleosteus. Whether or not that truly makes the matter funny in anyone else's mind is debatable.
  • Ship Tease: Gets a couple of moments with Jack in "Passport to Hell".
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Over time falls for Jack as a result of him being virtually the only one amongst the staff who sees past her walls and acts nice to her without being repelled by her behavior.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Feels this way a great deal of the time.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Sometimes has this feeling about working at the same establishment as Leon.
  • Tomboyand Girly Girl: A tomboy to Yolanda's girly girl.
  • Town Girls: The butch to Yolanda's femme and Alice's neither.
  • Tsundere:
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Leon tends to think this of her during his bad days. But while her hair IS platinum blonde, the black heart part is debatable.

Khatin Von Schorzberg

Chief of the Prehistoric Earth research division. Not the best at social skills, but more than makes up for it with his valuable knowledge and sheer brilliance.
  • A Day Inthe Lime Light: Gets this treatment alongside Linda during the 'Back at the Park' segments of "Devil and the Deep Blue Sea."
  • Crazy Enoughto Work: His ultimate plan to help Squishy the Anomalocaris properly recover can qualify as this from the right viewpoint.
  • A Father to His Men: Somewhat shows this dynamic around his underlings in the research division.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Arguably the case for his final plan on how to help Squishy properly recover.
  • The Smart Guy: Shows this in spades amongst the older staff members of the park.

Matthew "Matt" Thompson

One of Khatin's assistants in the research division. Is also a close friend of Alice Denham and fellow research assistant Will Darrow.

Will Darrow

One of Khatin's assistants in the research division alongside Matt. Another close friend of Alice Denham.

Marianne "Mia" Nelson

One of the younger keepers at Prehistoric Earth, and a friend of Yolanda's. Seems to be most comfortable with working with aquatic animals, and is almost always dressed in a wet suit. She also helps Yolanda teach Leon how to handle the sea scorpions and overcome his fear of them.

Theodore Richardson

Owner of the Novum company, and responsible for the idea and creation of Prehistoric Earth. Responsible for hiring all the staff characters and for the invention of the time portal.

    Animals 

Gideon

The park's male Stegosaurus
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: His tail spikes, which he uses as his main weapon.
  • Gentle Giant: Normally. Piss him off, however...
  • Interspecies Friendship: Bond with Drew aside, he develops one with Abrams, the male Ankylosaurus. They both fight off Matilda together in the conclusion of the Shutdown.
  • Reality Ensues: Even if you're a human he trusts, he will still react badly if you attempt to ride him. A drunk found this out the hard way.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: He's one of the stock dinosaurs.

Arlo

The park's male Stegosaurus
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Badass in Distress: Is on the verge of death when he's rescued.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Fights off a Torvosaurus, saving Linda's life in the process.
  • Cowardly Lion: For a gigantic sauropod, he's pretty skittish. He gets over this in the Shutdown.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Last of His Kind: Word of God is that he was the very last Acrocanthosaurus in existence when the team rescued him, as they were supposed to have disappeared several million years before the mission he's rescued in took place.
  • Meaningful Name:
  • Odd Friendship: With Vera. Vera is noted to be a girl who loves nature and cute animals, yet Finn is a giant carnivorous dinosaur who tried to eat her.
    • The issues she'd have with Finn attempting to eat her are mitigated by the fact that said attempt amounted to taking one step forward before collapsing from exhaustion.
  • Reality Ensues:
  • When the team first rescues hi, he's practically on death's door and tires very quickly.
  • Even if he trusts Vera, he still won't let her touch him.

Terence

The park's juvenile male Tyrannosaurus.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Gets more scenes in this story, to the point he eclipses Matilda in number of appearances.
  • Gentle Giant: He's this, surprisingly for a T-rex.
  • Hidden Depths: Is a surprisingly good swimmer and likes seafood (specifically, sharks and turtles). Word of God is that this is based off of something he read on DeviantArt, noting how there were plenty of giant fish and turtles in the rivers that occupied T. rex's home range, and it would be very unlikely for a carnivore to ignore such a large amount of food.
  • Stock Animal Diet: Defied: among the things Terence is shown eating are turtles, as well as a dead shark.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: The stock dinosaur.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex

Diego

The park's male Smilodon fatalis.

Martha

The park's Wooly mammoth.
  • Fish out of Water: Averted this time around, as the park has an actual tundra region in it. The narration notes how strange it is that a tropical island has a tundra on it.
  • Honorary Aunt: To the park's elephant calf.
  • Last of Her Kind: The only Wooly Mammoth left, as Nigel didn't rescue any others during his mission to Ice Agee Europe and Siberia.

Cave Hyenas

The park's pack of cave hyenas (tropes that apply to all of them).
  • Action Girl: Shenzi, Nne, Cheezi and Jasiri. It's notable that the Action Girls are in charge.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Downplayed. While they act like dogs at times and Alice's work with them means that they no longer go into Super-Persistent Predator mode around all humans, Alice desperately tries to stress that even she can't "control" the cave hyenas - she's developed a bond with them, but that doesn't mean they will act tame and obedient around other humans. They "respect" her, but she continues to respect that they could easily rip out her throat if she's not careful around them.
  • Aerith and Bob: Ed; all the other hyenas have Swahili derived names.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: They all appear to understand everything the people around them say.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting any of their pack members, hyena and human alike, will result in them trying to rip you apart.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the Crisis, they help the dire wolves fight off the female T.dominus.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Several times.
  • Heinous Hyena: Averted; they're portrayed as entirely heroic.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Their Aggression Index is "Very High". Multiple instances show Owen's the only thing they listen to, and without his input they will attack people at once.
  • It Can Think: Owen makes it abundantly clear that the sisters are hyper-intelligent and will find ways to manipulate a situation to their own advantage. They work incredibly well as a Sibling Team, follow numerous commands when prompted, coordinate surprise attacks on their enemies, and appear to understand that Owen is a devoted caretaker and alpha who won't hurt them. All the while, Hoskins continues to believe that they're little more than dumb animals who can be trained by anyone, even though Owen is clearly the only person they give two craps about.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Alice makes it clear that despite success in training them, they're still hostile, aggressive, and liable to turn on their handlers (basically pretty much any non-Alice person).
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The younger members have this (as well as Cousin Yin Yang).
    • Janja and Jasiri: A straightforward Red Oni, Blue Oni pair; Janja is far more hot-heated and belingerent than the calm, collected Jasiri.
    • Cheezi and Chungu: Cheexi is far more happy-go-lucky and excitable than her calm brother.
    • Janja and Chungu: Janja is the most hot-headed and belligerent of the cave hyenas, whilst Chungu is far more submissive.
    • Cheezi and Jasiri:
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Cave hyenas are rare in fiction.
  • Theme Naming: The raptors have military-esque names (which makes sense considering Owen's military background), though "Blue" is the Odd Name Out.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Alice.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Averted.

Shenzi

Alpha of the park's cave hyena pack.
  • Anti-Hero: Well, she is a cave hyena. However, her loyalty to Alice is absolute.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Pack alpha and, even on her bad days, could take on pretty much all of them.
  • Beserk Button: Harm any of her pack members and she will rip you to pieces.
  • Badass in Charge: She's not the alpha for nothing.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Nero in the Crisis.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She pulls this,when Nero is nearly killed by the T. dominus.
  • Combat and Support: In her team-up with Nero to bring down the female T. dominus, Shenzi acts as the Combat by dealing hard blows on the T. dominus while Nero distracts it from fighting properly.
  • Determinator
  • Disney Death: When she turns on the I. rex, the monstrosity responds by clawing her and sending her flying into a concrete pillar. As she slumps to the floor, she isn't moving, leading a lot of audience to think she'd been killed. This is not the case, thankfully.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Nero to stop the female T. dominus.
  • Heinous Hyena: Averted.
  • Ironic Name: Her name means "Vicious/Evil" in Swahilli; she's portrayed as entirely sympathetic.
  • The Leader: Her position as pack alpha designates her as this whenever Owen isn't around. Shenzi fits all four flavors of the trope, being headstrong, level-headed, charismatic, and quite the mastermind.
  • Mama Bear: Towards her pack and Alice. Harm them at your peril.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Becomes enraged when her pack members are harmed. Whereas any thing with common sense, be it animal or human, would flee in terror from the T. dominus, Shenzi instead charges straight at one.

Zhao

One of the park's Microraptor

Phil

The park's male Phorusrhacos.
  • Feathered Fiend: Downplayed: While he is a giant carnivorous bird, he's rather tame, and is more of a nuisance than a threat to the staff.

Ben

The park's Arthropleura.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: The largest arthropod to ever walk on Earth. However, he's so large that he has lost his creepiness factor. It also helps that he prefers not to sneak up on people.
  • Creepy Centipedes: Averted, see above. Additionally, he's a millipede, not a centipede.
  • Gilded Cage: His exhibit unintentionally amounts to this: while its very large and has plenty of food, due to his method of breathing, he can't actually leave it.

Diane

The park's female Deinosuchus.
  • Boring, but Practical: Noted in her focus chapter of Inside Their World: Crocodiles have been around for so long because their bodies are the most efficiently built for surviving as riparian ambush predators. As a side effect, while most animals need a little while to adapt to the park, she does so almost instantly.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile

Bistahi

A male Bistahieversor.

Bathos

A male Bathornis fricki.
  • Feathered Fiend: He's a giant, flightless, carnivorous bird. IT comes with the territory. However, he isn't pointlessly aggressive.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Bathornids have never been portrayed in fiction before, as their role is usually filled by terror birds. Though, it is likely the two are related.

Finn

A male Acrocanthosaurus.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: His back is bright blue.
  • Badass in Distress: Is on the verge of dying due to starvation when he's rescued.
  • Last of His Kind: Word of God is that he was the very last Acrocanthosaurus in existence when the team rescued him, as they were supposed to have disappeared several million years before the mission he's rescued in took place.
  • Meaningful Name: Acrocanthosaurus is unique among carnosaurs for having large vertebral spines, which could have supported a sail/fin when the animal was alive. Alternatively, they could have supported a hump.
  • Odd Friendship: With Vera. Vera is noted to be a girl who loves nature and cute animals, yet Finn is a giant carnivorous dinosaur who tried to eat her.
    • The issues she'd have with Finn attempting to eat her are mitigated by the fact that said attempt amounted to taking one step forward before collapsing from exhaustion.
  • Reality Ensues:
  • When the team first rescues hi, he's practically on death's door and tires very quickly.
  • Even if he trusts Vera, he still won't let her touch him.

    EI EI O 

(Emazh In, just some story idea in progress. Emazh In -> EI -> bad EIEIO joke.)

Actually, it's kind of a critique.

Some of Ninthee's dialogue and even diction mirrors the obsessive side of the fandom that basically tries to force everyone to like it and control how they play, while simultaneously trying to make the player consider if it's really a good idea to go out of one's way to "help out" everyone. It's made pretty obvious that by being nice to Ninthee, you're not changing her at all. You're not "showing her the way of nonviolence," because she already believes in "fighting" purely through mental manipulation. Ninthee is not someone to try to outsmart or certainly not fix alone, as she'll always be nine steps ahead of Dan, Liz, and Olivia. While the story suggests that she's not completely beyond saving, it's also blunt in that it sure as hell won't be by some nervous almost-shut-ins who just make gears and wrenches for a living. She's a dangerous, clingy psycho-stalker that's been technically obsessing over the humans for over three thousand years (time is "slower" from the POV of the Emazh world, due to how Kristie set up the Fountain computer-system). She's considered "but please, try not to force them to stay with you" before. She's considered it literally millions of times. She's considered everything a number of times. The best way to "win" against her game is to just not play it.

But at the same time, the game encourages looking in to whichever Charge catches your fancy: ignore all of them, and the game gets more difficult. Go out of your way to befriend them all in the same run, and you're in a tedious, slow path where you're staying with some deliberately kinda not-that-likeable Emazhes. Izjjen will hate your guts if you admit that you side with Ninthee, leading to the hardest boss in the game if you take up her offer to Challenge her. There is only one character that you can actually kill (Lhaurfreeze), it's treated as a bad thing, and it has nothing to do with the choice of killing versus talking to her; she specifically corners you in to a situation where either you die or her, and that's as punishment for something else: treating Lhaurfreeze like some little moe puppy that must be shielded from criticism, like how Lhaurflame acts. Lhaurfreeze is an idiot, and you kinda have to make that blunt. She believes her death would be the best way to stop Fatephinal from doing something stupid, because she's been treated most of the time as that kind of woobie-type. By basically treating her like an adult/equal and ignoring Lhaurflame's disproportionate threats, you're snapping her out of that idea that literally everyone sees her that way.

    The Adult Swim Wiki is missing something absolutely crucial right now. 

(The template I'm seeing would read something like, First Appearance: Perfect Hair Forever, Pilot. Performer: Unknown.)

Brenda is a major character of the [adult swim] original series Perfect Hair Forever. As the show as a whole is a parody of anime trends, she serves as a joke about sexualized female leads.

Biography

Little is elaborated on Brenda's life outside of serving under Uncle Grandfather. She appears to live with him and serve some of his requests, many of which are perverse or unusual in nature. In the first episode, she was directed

Appearance

Personality

Relationships

Trivia

    Also, this guy (The page on KOTH is just an image of it) 

Hank Hill is the main protagonist of the animated sitcom King of the Hill,

Ultimate Dangan Ronpa: Supernova at Sea

  • Aborted Arc: The Arknverse contains a number of these — many of which are the result of the revolving door of creators departing and returning to the franchise and various series going on hiatus.
    • In the start of Act III of No More Truths, there's a scene in the Elysian marketplace where Theater Mask trades with an Entraphic note  for a Brosalvik orb. It's stated that the orb is an item of great power, and very difficult to obtain; Delphar is awe-struck when he sees it, and we get the definite impression that it will come into play later in the story. However, the orb vanishes after that chapter. (It's possible that Theater Mask uses it to generate the force field that protects Cedric and Delphar from the Entropy machine explosion. However, there is nothing in the text that indicates this.)
    • It's not the first time a Brosalvik orb is introduced to no end: in Season 3 of Michael's Camera (“A brief interlude before I literally go to hell”), Michaelis reveals that he has Redgrave’s orb — which contains the soul of an unknown Dekn — in his possession. Since this comes on the heels of “The war with no sides” (which revealed that Michael’s doll, Dale, contained a fragment of Malek), it gives the distinct impression that the orb holds a being of great power and significance who will play a crucial role in future events. Unfortunately, the orb is never seen or spoken of again.
      • In that same episode, Michaelis acquires the Carver’s Key to the Infinitium. After deciding to keep the Key for himself, he makes one (failed) attempt to use it...and then seemingly forgets that he even has it. Ellpagg later instructs Michaelis to get in contact with Raphael and Cedric Kharon and find a way into the Infinitium — presumably using the Key. Unfortunately, thanks to the cancellation of both Solar's Crimson and MedBoy789, neither plot point was ever resolved.
      • The Key does, however, appear in Legacy as one of the relics in the Alunerium that survived from the "old universe" (described as "Azrael's timepiece").
    • In the second half of Season 3 of Michael's Camera, Michaelis stays in .Reality on a mission to assassinate the Persopheleums — starting with Crow. It's already been established that he has a grudge against the Persopheleums (particularly Redgrave) due to their power over the Infernous and humanity and how they wield it, so his wanting to kill them makes perfect sense. He stumbles around for several episodes trying to find Crow before Crow catches him by surprise, kills him with a Back Stab, and sends him to the Infernous. By the time he gets out (several episodes later), the assassination plot is completely forgotten in lieu of the Carver's threat of mass destruction.
    • In "Not that great of a situation" (MC), Michaelis mentions that Ellpagg was working with someone named Percipia on a top-secret project (Project Alpha) to kick-start the “Archdekn". Apparently, the details behind that particular subplot were set to be revealed in either The Guarded Ones or The Knight Shift: End Times — neither of which materialized.
      • Later in that same episode, Ellpagg says he needs to "go guard a whiny bitch" in .Reality: yet another teaser for TGO that never came to fruition.
    • Season 3 of ACryFromWinter introduces a group of powerful beings known as the Associates (who were also a crucial part of the plot of 13rkingwond3rlandvlog), who claim they are hunting for James, whom they believe has a connection to the Hethian Scrolls of Creation. Due to Season 3 being Cut Short, nothing ever comes of it; in "Reality Runs Red Pt. 2", Uriel reveals that he's been in the Infernous since his last awakening and "ollies out" of his prison — this time for good. When the story resumes in Wayward_Winter, the plot with the Associates is forgotten and relegated to an Infernous "illusion"...raising the question of how many of the events of 13rkingwond3rlandvlog hold true in .Reality. (The Associates are mentioned in The Lost Chronicles of R.G.L. and appear briefly in other media, however, suggesting that they are, in fact, real.)
    • In “Of Fire and Ice” (Wayward_Winter), Seraphina tells Alex that he will need to get stronger and “further along” before his convergence with Uriel, and gives him a journal (which she claims has "information" that he needs). When Alex returns to his own plane of existence, he's possessed by Malek, who talks to Alastair about the upcoming Arkn Civil War. The following episode is one of Sarah's personal vlog entries; when the story resumes and shifts back to Alex (on the original ACFW channel), Alex is back in his own timeline and possessed by Uriel. There's no further mention of preparing for convergence (and, due to the series being Cut Short, any plans for the plot being resolved in the future never came to fruition).
    • Speaking of Elizabeth, during Season 1 of Solar’s Crimson, Michaelis discovers that Elizabeth and his former human boyfriend, Mark, are both still alive in his current timeline; he mentions wanting to get in contact with them (on several occasions), and it seems that he's on track to do so (due to the fact that he's beginning to reconnect with his former human life). As the season winds on, however, it's completely forgotten. (The subplot was apparently bumped back to Season 2, which never happened.)
    • In chapter 9 of Arknthology Stories (version 1), Gabriel has a vision of the Hethe Garsha, who speaks of "Deebo's war. Orchestrated from the very beginning of all that is, a war meant to tear everything apart”, and informs Raziel that he will be the one to start it. Presumably, this refers to Raziel's planned death at the end of the Arkn Civil War (which would lead into the Battle of the Arknza); in-universe, however, nothing comes of it.
    • In "An Obligated Ascent" (MedBoy789, Abaddon uses Toby's vessel to contact Drakulah and ask him to be his second-in-command. The two plan to have all humans with Guardian Arkn contact their Guardians, so that they can regroup and begin rebuilding their kingdom. While there are many episodes following this, neither Abaddon nor Drakulah ever appear again, and the plot is seemingly forgotten. In The Golden Queen, it's revealed that Delphar has built the city of New Elysium, where he rules over the surviving Arkn.
  • Action Girl: Seraphina, Ambriel, and Phobos all qualify as this.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: .Reality generally functions as intended. However, the timelines are incredibly fragile; the slightest hint of invasion causes glitches, crashes, and resets. The beings spawned to combat those glitches are prone to glitching themselves and attacking humans — as are the beings that weave the fabric of the program.
    • Played straight with Project Entropy. The Entropy machine was created as a duplicate of .Reality for the Arkn to live in, separating them from the Dekn once and for all. However, the program's engineers were forced to activate it before it could be completed; in its unfinished state, Entropy connected to the existing .Reality and overloaded the system, causing a shutdown. Entropy interpreted this as an "error" and attempted to fix it — resulting in an cataclysmic anomaly called a Red Nova that caused the fabric of the entire universe to splinter into ragged fragments. The engineers reprogrammed the system (now renamed "Voidweb") to repair the damage it had caused by "reconnecting" the separated fragments of the universe. The end result? A cybernetic Blob Monster that "connects" all living things by assimilating them into a Hive Mind.

  • Alien Geometries: The Infernous (especially as seen in The Knight Shift) is a pretty good example. In the upstairs hallway, for example, every door just leads out of the door at the end of the hallway, and when that door is sealed, they lead outside.
  • All There in the Manual: Subverted: the official wiki reveals many facts about the characters, some of which are unstated; unfortunately, many of the pages were written based on the information that was available at that time, and were infrequently updated (resulting in much of the info being incomplete, outdated, or just plain wrong).
  • Alternate Self: All of the human characters have countless variations of themselves existing throughout .Reality. A few of them have been introduced.
    • The Alex Winter followed at the start of ACFW represents Timeline A Alex: a patient of Dr. Ellis, and a survivor of the Winter Family Massacre. The Alex Winter of Timeline B was responsible for the Winter Family Massacre at age 7, and is incarcerated and on Death Row. Timeline B.2 Alex is an internet reviewer who uncovers a few things involving the Arkn and Lurkers. In the episode "The Court of 3 Kings", it's revealed that all the Alexes we've met were really Uriel, living out the lives of some of his human counterparts in the Infernous as part of his punishment. (However, versions of all of these individuals do apparently exist within .Reality, with Alex A being the "Alex Prime", i.e. the one with whom Uriel eventually merges.)
      • The vlog Starving4Truth introduces us to yet another version of Alex Winter — this one a Sociopath who calls himself "Tony", and was acquitted of murdering his family (but hinted to actually be responsible for their deaths, due to Demonic Possession).
      • Another short-lived vlog from the Mirrorverse, awalkinthepark, involves yet another version of Alex who investigates the New Age religion of "Arknism" — only to get tangled up in the crimes of The Hooks Killer.
      • Every version of Alex qualifies as an Alternate Self of King Uriel: he's .Reality's "interpretation" of Uriel as a data form human, (generated when the Arkn King threw himself into one of the .Reality engines).
    • Given that the original humans were directly patterned after specific Arkn (and that the same applies to the recreations of those humans who exist in .Reality), all humans are technically alternate versions of Arkn (hence why the Debigrath Effectnote  applies to Arkn).
    • Season 1 of Michael's Camera opens with Michael Knight having recently shifted into an offshoot of Timeline A (via .relapse), replacing a version of himself who was under house arrest and having trouble with Lurkers (and is implied to have been killed by a Lurker or Sethe). Unfortunately, Michael doesn't know how to deal with Lurkers any better than his predecessor, and his next encounter ends with the timeline crashing and resetting.
    • Season 2 opens with an alternate version of Michael, who seems to be experiencing the same things Michael Knight went through early in Season 1...right before Michael Knight replaces him via the Debigrath Effect.
      • While .Hopping (see below), Michael Knight also replaces several alternate versions of himself. In most cases, his "other self" is simply wearing a different tee-shirt (or no shirt, in the case of one Michael). However, he briefly ends up holed up in one timeline where he and Alex Winter are siblings. Michaelis later confirms that in several timelines, Michael and Alex Winter are brothers — and that in most of those timelines (including his own), they have a sister named Elizabeth. When Michaelis first enters Michael Knight's timeline, he's surprised to find that his human brother is still alive (not to mention overwhelmed after hearing Alex's voice on the phone).
    • Michaelis himself is a special "fake" version of Michael Knight. He was created by a glitch in .Reality, caused by King Uriel throwing himself into the .Reality core.
      • While trapped in a "house" in Humanity's Infernous, Azrael meets several deceased Michaels from various timelines: "Tour Guide Michael" (who shows Azrael around their "cell") is a pedophile who dresses in a white turtleneck and sunglasses; "Spooky Michael" is a silent, sinister figure in a rabbit mask who steals milk from the refrigerator; two other versions of Michael also appear briefly — one sitting on the toilet (dressed in a tacky polyester shirt), and another in the garage who wears blood-splattered clothes and wields a baseball bat. (As it turns out, The Carver was killing various versions of Michael to try to find the most powerful one.)
    • In an interesting variation, Tobit and Tobias Kestler are twin brothers born in different timelines.note  Tobit went on to fuse with Raphael and become an Arknza, while Tobias is a human prophet.
      • MedBoy456 introduces us to yet another version of Toby Kestler who happens to be the Guarded Human of the mad Arkn Gynesis. (This later becomes a minor plot point in Season 2 of MedBoy789: Raphael discovers that someone is killing off alternate versions of Tobias, and immediately suspects that it's one of Toby's duplicates — and that Gynesis is the culprit, due to his connection with Cain. The guilty party is later revealed to be Elias Exodus.)

    Dave: You're just not smart enough to get it! This is a clever play on the fantasy genre notation that—
    Unitia Origin: Who the hell are you?

When you're so pathetic and unimportant that even God forgets who you are. And yes, Unitia Origin is supposed to be omniscient. She just has to thumb through memories for like a second and shit.

I'm nuking my second attempt at the Alternate Route as Azazel when I suddenly fire a Brimstone in to the room with all the fire places you have to extinguish to get Knife Piece 3 (I died in the Mines, so I wasn't able to do the puzzle in the first place). Found the R Key in the same floor, but then on the second go-through I kinda forgot about how the Mausoleum is entered through a side-door, not just by jumping in the trap door. And I forgot because I was just rushing through everything.

And I missed out on Schoolbag; had 14 cents, was in the room leading to the Mines. Extinguished one of the firepits, then bolted to the hatch leading to the Mines. That final fire pit dropped the last cent needed to buy it, but I already dashed in...

  • Dragons:
    • Run Gifocalypse:
      • Professor Dove is this to .GIFfany. She is the final professor to make an appearance unless one counts Eve or the next-gens but is constantly talked up as a major threat and a huge asshole at that. Most of the professors range from Friendly Enemy to being outright helpful, with only a few of them being fully hostile and threatening. Dove, on the other hand, loyally serves .GIFfany as her right-hand woman, enforcer, and is the final copy faced before the rush to .GIFfany herself. Ultimately subverted: tby the time Dove actually shows up, it was just after .GIFfany "called off" her plan to attack the world. .GIFfany is still the main villain, but her and Dove's agendas completely break apart. While she's unseen by the Pines for the bulk of the story, Dove is constantly spying on the group and in two cases (Sonia and Shannon's domains) her army jumps in to do something.
      • For the endgame, Professor Courtlyn of the Second Generation copies becomes this to .GIFfany, as she is Dove's explicit replacement, the final one of the Second Gens faced, and takes Dove's job of being the "legal expert."
      • The whole plot of this kicked off because Gideon wanted to have .GIFfany as his Dragon once he actually found out that his "revival spell" didn't just bring a useless disc with a soul. It backfires horribly. Gideon ends up taking the job of Dove's Dragon, against .GIFfany's wishes. Once Dove's fired, Gideon has no idea what to do, so he sneaks up on Dipper and Mabel to try to attack them towards the end of the story... but by that point, he's absolutely exhausted and just goes down when Dipper kind of tells him to stop.
    • Sakura to "Naruto" in naruto the guy with the ninja, as the first person he brainwashed, his top enforcer, and inexplicably being extremely powerful. Naruto actually doesn't like this: as he's a deliberate parody of overpowering fan fics that have heavy amounts of bashing, he's a "Sakura basher" who thinks of her as "useless," yet as the people he brainwashed are smarter than him, Sakura constantly takes action against his commands and ends up being the big patroller of Konoha. It's implied that Naruto's sheer disrespect towards her in all the ways he does is thrown back at him with karma, given that every character who kicks his ass (except Nepeta, but Nepeta "survived" him rather than actually flat-out counter fights him) has pink hair just like Sakura.
    • Emazh In initially presents Ninthee as the Big Bad, and to some extent that applies as she is the reason Dan is stuck in the Emazh world in the first place, but it's later revealed that she and Lilith are Co-Dragons to Fatephinal. Noteably, even after Ninthee is faced at the end of the First Saga, she still stays relevant to the story, while Lilith somewhat becomes Demoted to Extra after the Second Saga, and even Fatephinal drops in relevance a bit after she's beaten in the Third Saga and the story shifts focus on finding Kristie for the Last Arc.

  • The Wonderful 101: Gimme is this to Jergingha, as the first-class officer of GEATHJERK, he's the penultimate boss in the entire game and shows up in the story's Darkest Hour. He is also one of the two officers who remains a threat outside of the operation he's introduced, along with Vijounne.

    Matthew: Fireballs, girls. Take these suckers out.
    Demon Hipster Chicks: WE'RE DEMONS FROM HELLLLLLL!!!!

Only people who have seen a certain Vinesauce video will get that reference.

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