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[[caption-width-right:300: Something big just happened? '''YOU HAVE NO IDEA.''']]

'''> [[AudienceReactions Respond]] to the story's events.'''

''Homestuck'' is a work of over 8000 pages, and the audience has been along for quite a ride. These tropes include some of the many reactions.

[[folder:Wham Episode]]
'''> Appraise shocking developments.'''

You cannot hope to defeat ''Homestuck'' in a wham-off. It is simply the best there is. We are all completely blown away by these stunning revelations.

Most works get one or two wham episodes to set the tone, or shock the fanbase. ''Homestuck'' had so many that it was the first TV Tropes page to have its own subpage. That does not stop any wham episode from being any less wham-y.

'''Note:''' Please organize {{Wham Episode}}s by which Act they are in, so we can make a more chronological list. Also, be careful what you add; [[TrollingCreator Hussie]] likes to [[PseudoCrisis subvert this trope]].

!Act 1:
* The ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' series ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' first seemed like a lighthearted AffectionateParody of Sim-type games. Then the main character's house gets hit by a meteor, and the plot gets started.
** The meteor's first appearance itself is something of a WhamEpisode, given that it comes out of nowhere and it's on a collision course with John's house.

!Act 2:
* John's [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002327 first chat with Nannasprite]], when she [[MoodWhiplash casually]] reveals that his mission [[SubvertedTrope is not]] to SaveTheWorld because the Earth is doomed to destruction and there's nothing John can do about it.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002657 [S] WV: Ascend]], reveals that the ruins WV is in [[EarthAllAlong is actually Earth years in the future]] ([[ArcWords but not many]]).

!Act 3:
* Parodied with [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002848 [S] John: Examine your dad's room]]. The reveal that John's dad has a boringly normal room and profession shocks him, but [[TheUntwist the audience is underwhelmed]].
** Shortly after, this tropes is parodied again (and then subverted) when John realizes that Betty Crocker made his favorite snack, Fruit Gushers. He starts having a mental breakdown, but stops when he realizes that it's a stupid thing to get upset over.
** Played with even more on. We learn that this is actually an incredibly reasonable thing to be upset about, but for completely different reasons than what John was thinking.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002880 [S] Jade: Retrieve package]]. The first appearance of [[PhysicalGod Becquerel]], who is ''[[RealityWarper not]]'' a normal dog.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003049 [S] Enter]], where Dave installs his server copy, Rose creates Jaspersprite and enters the Medium. Right after the animation, we see that John's entrance to the Medium ended up ''creating a planet''.

!Intermission 1:
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003250 This update]] and the pages following it, right up to the end of the intermission, which reveal that the events of the intermission are canon after all, Spades Slick and presumably the other members of the Midnight Crew are exiles like WV, PM and AR, ''and'' marks the first physical appearance of the troll race, who, as we finally see, are literal trolls.

!Act 4:
* The FlashForward in Act 4 to a BadFuture where John and Jade are ''dead'' and the game is now {{Unwinnable}} without them.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003568 Jack: Ascend]]. It's revealed that what was written on Rose's wall is a code that in turn translates to a DNA sequence. Jack meanwhile gets sick of the Black Queen forcing him into silly outfits, and uses Jade's gift to kill her and take her ring for himself.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003840 [S] Descend]], Jack kills everyone in the Battlefield and starts The Reckoning, Bec is created using the DNA code from Rose's walls, Jack destroys Prospit and sends its moon on a collision course with Skaia, dream Jade manages to wake up dream John in the nick of time but dies herself, and Rose blows up her gate.

!Act 5 Act 1:
* The 07/20/10 update, a.k.a. the last update before a week-long hiatus, a.k.a. the THE GREAT ROBOSMOOCH OF 2011 update, was explicitly meant to be this (and was an overwhelming success):
--> And now that you have all been sufficiently nonplussed... See you in a week! I'll be back on the 27th.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004205 Karkat essentially taking a]] BloodOath [[OhCrap with Jack Noir]].
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004478 [S] Make her pay]]. Vriska mindcontrols Terezi via dual-proxy into staring into the sun until she goes blind. Much later, Aradia finds Vriska on LOMAT and brutally maims her, her imminent death only postponed by Aradia's abscondment.
* The series of updates starting with [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004490 Aradia: Skip to the End]].
* The true enormity and weight of the purpose of Sburb/Sgrub are smashed into the readers face with the force of a ton of bricks with the simple words "...int0 the universe we created"
** And then it turns out this is only [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004525 Act 5 Act 1]].

!Act 5 Act 2:
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004827 [S] Jade: Enter]]: Vriska puts John to sleep at a crucial moment, Bec prototypes himself in order to save Jade, then blows up the meteor heading towards her island (while unintentionally killing everybody else on Earth with the aftershock), Jade enters the medium, Jack Noir obtains Bec's powers and kills Bro and severely wounds Davesprite, it's revealed that the demon terrorizing the troll's session is Bec Noir, having crossed the universes through the Scratch, and destroyed their version of Prospit.
** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004959 Thief: tear into Page]] and everything that follows, as Vriska reveals she is responsible for the creation of Bec Noir.
* John takes his legendary nap. [[TheHeroDies Which immediately gets him killed by]] [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004986 Bec Noir]], leading to his ascension to God Tier.
** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004987 [S] John: Rise Up]] in its entity. It begins with John dying and a tearful WV entering the titular command as he begs John to PleaseWakeUp... then proceeds to his resurrection and ascension to the God Tiers. And then we zoom back out to see that, from WV's perspective, John is still dead, with his screen shifting to an ominous view of Bec Noir glaring straight at him through the screen before it fades to static.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005197 [S]: Wake]]. It's revealed that Aradia does have a dreamself, sleeping on a Quest Bed in the core of Derse, and her soulbot exploding was a result of her ascending to God Tiers. About an hour later (in-universe time), Tavros finally challenges Vriska and she kills him.
* [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005219 Kanaya chatting with Jade,]] informing her Bilious Slick, the Genesis Frog Jade must breed, literally is the new universe- and that by extension, the troll version of Bilious Slick was the kids' universe.
* The series of updates starting with [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005221 Kanaya: Return to the core]]. Eridan reveals that [[FaceHeelTurn he's joining Jack Noir]], then proceeds to [[StealthPun blind Sollux with "science"]], [[IfICantHaveYou kill Feferi]], doom the troll race to extinction, and then kill Kanaya. Gamzee goes on a killing spree, taking out Equius and Nepeta.
%% Doc Scratch's origin wasn't really a Wham. Intriguing, but not shocking.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005529 The Scratch]], long thought to be a dimensional rift that could be used to banish Jack Noir, is revealed to actually be a temporal ResetButton. And if the kids don't find some way to escape their session, they'll all be erased as well.
* Rose's [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Grimdark]] transformation. It was given some foreshadowing, but not enough to keep it from being this trope.
* Rose takes John [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005596 back to find their parents' bodies and to battle Jack Noir. Jack Noir kills John again. Rose does not take this well and blows everything up.]]
%% Rose's death, not a Wham, was well anticipated.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005903 This series of updates]], where Karkat reveals that the reason why the kids session is barren is due to a flaw inherent to their universe. This was due to a mistake he made while creating said universe. [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005920 The continuation]] count as well, as it's revealed that Jack only killed the trolls to prevent them from banishing him as well, and that his true target was Bilious Slick.
* Gamzee revealing that he created Lil' Cal and paved the way for Jack Noir's rise.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005953 This update]] shows the trolls' session is actually the second session their world has been through. The original session was played by the pre-scratch versions of the ancestors of "our" trolls, and "our" trolls take on the roles that the pre-scratch versions of their ancestors had. Alternia was also vastly different, with trolls being a peaceful race. When the original twelve players (our trolls pre-scratch ancestors) were unable to win, unknowingly due to a glitch where they weren't spawned in their own session, they struck a deal and [[ResetButton scratched]] their universe, in exchange for the players being properly prepared for the next game. Doc Scratch came into play to uphold this bargain, and manipulated Alternia into becoming a DeathWorld, and the troll species into becoming sociopathic warmongers. The roles of ancestors and players was reversed, with our trolls now playing and the original twelve being ancestors. To top it all off, one of the original twelve players, The Sufferer, somehow [[VisionsOfAnotherSelf had visions of the original Alternia]], which led to his attempted rebellion.
* For the [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/cascade.php?s=6&p=6009 EOA]], [S] Cascade:
** Jack makes his trip from the Kids's session, to ''Earth,'' and finally into the Troll session, killing most of the Earth exiles along the way. He also badly maims WV by ripping the Uranium out of his stomach.
*** PM ascends by putting on the Queen's Ring and chases Jack into the Troll Session, accompanied by Serenity and carrying WV's body.
** Spades Slick kills Snowman, resulting in the destruction of the Trolls' universe.
** Derse's moon floats in the Furthest Ring, unable to find the Green Sun. Dave and Rose find Quest Beds in the center of Derse's moon, and go God Tier when the Tumor explodes, ''creating'' the Green Sun.
*** [[spoiler:S u c k e r s .]]
** Jade ascends to her God Tiers, merging with Jadesprite in the process.
*** Jade finds that her ascension grants her the ability to control the size of objects. She promptly uses this power to shrink down every planet in the kids' session, in effect packing up her entire session and taking it with her.
** Jade breaks out of the Medium by breaking the fourth wall, just as the session is Scratched.
** Sollux pilots the meteor the trolls are on, to the Green Sun, ''while blind'', and then bleeds to death.

!Intermission 2:
* Lord English bursts out of Scratch's puppet body, shattering his cueball and basically killing him in the process. A very good host indeed.

!Act 6 Act 1:
* The post-Scratch universe is revealed. Meet Jane Crocker, whom you might know in another universe as Nanna Egbert and Grandpa Harley's counterpart, Jade's penpal. His name is Jake English.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006044 The introduction of uranianUmbra]].
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006111 Jake's]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006113 dreamself]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006115 is dead]] before the game even begins.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006182 [S] Jane: Get mail]]. In a moment doubling as MoodWhiplash, Jane reaches for the mail in her mailbox...and it ''explodes''.

!Act 6 Intermission 1:
* The fact that the trip to the new session will take ''three years'' for the protagonists is surprising.
%% WV's revival and Gamzee's disappearance don't constitute an episode that is either unprecedented or shocking.

!Act 6 Act 2:
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006297 Alpha Jack attempts to kill Jane's dreamself]], under orders from the ''new'' Queen of Derse, who is actually Her Imperious Condescension. She's in the game.
* Jake blacks out and sees [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006481 a blue girl]]. [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006482 It's not who you think]].
* There are [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006522 Dersite exiles]] on Earth.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006530 Roxy]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006531 couldn't]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006532 have put it]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006533 any better.]]
** Remember the girl Jake saw? Another [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006538 meets]] Roxy, and she is NOT [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006543 friendly]].
* ''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006545 Another]]'' [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006546 Ophiuchus]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006547 troll]]?
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006565 [S] Jane: Enter.]] GCat sabotages the prototyping of Jane's kernelsprite, and her totem is revealed to be a tree bearing no fruit. Somehow she still enters the Medium with the unprototyped sprite, but before she disappears Jane sees that the meteor heading towards her house is actually ''the Battleship Condescension''. A TimeSkip reveals that years in the future (but not many), this Earth isn't ravaged by meteors, but instead completely flooded by oceans. Jane's town will be replaced by a series of red Condesce-style towers, while Jake's island will be mostly submerged and a new Gl'bgolyb is shown around the barely visible Frog Temple and volcano. [[MeanwhileInTheFuture Meanwhile]] a large amount of Imperial Crocker Drones are about to attack Roxy and Dirk on a city-sized sprawl of buildings and an isolated skyscraper rooftop, respectively. In other words, [[TomatoSurprise Roxy and Dirk have been living in the future all along.]]

!Act 6 Intermission 2:
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006581 Lord]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006582 English]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006583 appears]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006583 behind]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006584 the fourth wall]]. ''OhCrap''.
** [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou He can probably SEE US.]]
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006601 Rose reveals]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006602 the Alpha Session]] is not just [[{{Unwinnable}} null]], it's ''[[StealthPun void]]''?
** And how far in the future are Dirk and Roxy? Try ''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006607 400 years]]''. Later revealed to be 411 years from Jane and Jake.
* In a dream bubble, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006667 Terezi speaks to Vriska]]...[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006669 except she's not Vriska at all]], But Pre-Scratch Mindfang, a God Tiered Sylph of Light. Also Alternia wasn't originally named Alternia - and it didn't have that green moon either.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006703 Oh my god, Andrew]], [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006711 no!]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006712 NO!]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006713 NOOOOOOOO!]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/DOTA/ Wait, what?]]

!Act 6 Act 3:
* Jane finally enters the game! Her planet is... Land of Crypts and Helium. All of her Salamander Consorts are ''dead'', because she arrived '''MILLIONS''' of years late. Hemera, the only living thing left on the planet, instructed them to build their own crypts while they slowly died. The Alpha Kids are no longer "Heroes" to the Consorts, they're "Nobles" - something they associate with tragedy. The writing in the stone doesn't make the other Kids' survival prospects look good either. And then she meets ''God Tier Gamzee Makara.'' With Aradia's music box time machines. He '''''prototypes her sprite with the dead bodies of Vriska and Tavros,''''' creating the personality-confused merging that is Tavrisprite...who immediately explodes out of pure self-hatred.
* Pretty much everything following [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006742 Jake: Regain consciousness]]. After falling unconscious, Jake relives a memory from his birthday where he spoke with Dirk. In the exposition laden conversation that follows:
** Dirk reveals to Jake that he and Roxy are from the future, that UU gave them the chat client that lets them contact Jane and Jake in the past, and that they are the [[LastOfHisKind last humans]] (as far as they know) on Earth in the future.
** The Condesce brought the Frightening Fauna to Earth, including the new Gl'bgolyb.
** Grandma English was killed by the Condesce, who then exploded her house. Jake found her body and cremated her, keeping the ashes.
** The Condesce was able to unlock her full psychic potential after years of experimentation, allowing her to use [[AllYourPowersCombined all of the troll psychic abilities]] seen in the comic so far.
** Grandma English purposely named herself after Lord English to insult the Condesce. The most surprising thing is that she seemed to know what English looks like.
** Post-Scratch Mom and Bro (Rose and Dave) knew Roxy and Dirk were coming in the future and set up their houses for them to live in. They then vanished after fighting [[Creator/FoodNetwork Guy Fieri]] and the Music/InsaneClownPosse; Fieri was responsible for the deaths of five billion people, while the ICP both became PresidentEvil.
** And then the Condesce kills them both. With help from a mind-controlled [[PhysicalGod GCat]].
* Post-Scratch DD has the Black Queen's ring, and decides to put it on, while Eddie Morton's Midnight Crew plays in the background. [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006849 Turns out]] that the Red Miles attack isn't exclusive to Bec Noir.
* Caliborn has killed Calliope's dreamself, with some help from Jack. Also, their version of Skaia is ''entirely blackened''.
* Why do pre-Scratch trolls exist as ghosts when the Scratch should've wiped them out completely? [[TokenEvilTeammate Meenah]] blew them all up with their session's tumor, before their universe could reset.
* The Red Miles currently destroying the B2 universe? ''That's Jack Noir too''. Every single version of the B universe is contained inside the Genesis Frog that Jack murdered at the Critical Moment.
* UU's reveal. So shocking that there is an author's note specifically asking not to reveal her true appearance, complete with a fake image. Her true name is Calliope, she is heavily implied to have a SplitPersonality with undyingUmbrage, she is the [[SuperpowerLottery Muse]] of Space, she has been cosplaying as a troll this whole time, she is actually a Cherub (whatever ''that'' is), and she looks like a FunSize Lord English. The last part pretty much broke the fandom.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007028 Calliope and her brother live on the Trolls and Kids' meteor]]. Also, [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007035 the surface of the planet the meteor is on is covered in crappy jpeg Statues of Liberty, much like the ones that would be used in Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff. Oh, and just to top it off, their sun is a red super giant near its death.]]
* After several days without updates we get a character select screen...where Jane and Roxy [[DroppedABridgeOnHim suddenly die]] and Dirk and Jake get knocked unconscious. Also, Dirk couldn't kiss Jane's corpse before being knocked out and no-one could kiss Roxy, so their Dream Selves are screwed. And all this is narrated by undyingUmbrage, with a laugh like Lil' Cal and Doc Scratch.
** Just to ensure there is no ambiguity, we get [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007103 this page]]. Yep, Roxy and Jane are definitely dead, and Dirk is definitely KO'd.
* The above situation is resolved when Dirk wakes up and ''{{Portal Cut}}s his own head''. Which turns out to be a ThanatosGambit StableTimeLoop that ends with Roxy, Dirk, and Jane being corpsesmooched and then meeting up with Jake on his island. Dirk's robots and Auto-Responder (now naming itself [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Lil' Hal]]) then send everyone into the Medium.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007161 [S] Caliborn: Enter.]] [=UndyingUmbrage=]- real name Caliborn- takes control of Calliope's body, unchains himself by ''ripping off his foot with his teeth'', attaches a robotic leg and unveils his Cane-turned-Machine Gun weapon- the spitting image of Lord English, who is traveling through Paradox Space destroying dream bubbles and ''breaking reality on a small scale''. To bring the HSQ to an all-time high for Homestuck (as if that didn't already happen on a regular basis), because the cherubs' cruxtruder releases both his and Calliope's kernelsprites at the same time, they self-prototype and create a ''black hole'' which sucks in his planet and the dying red sun, the latter in the splitting image of the [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007001 symbol]] that's been haunting Calliope for ''years''.

!Act 6 Intermission 3:
* In Part 1 of the Intermission game:
** While the revelation that Caliborn will become Lord English [[TheUntwist isn't particularly shocking]], the mentioning that Calliope is ''dead'' is. Furthermore, her soul lies within one of the Dreambubbles. '''English is coming for ''her'''''.
** Also: Hussie is OnlyMostlyDead, and was not killed in Lord English's dreambubble massacre.
* In Part 2 of the Intermission game, we get a lot more of Lord English's backstory all at once:
** (a) Cronus fought him with magic in his youth, forcing him [[Literature/HarryPotter to split his soul]] into [[SoulJar several pieces]], which are, presumably, Lil Cal and the Felt's Jujus.
** (b) Kurloz received such a nightmarish vision of Lord English that he accidentally deafened his matesprit, chewed out his tongue, sewed his mouth shut, and took a [[EnemyMime vow of silence]] until...
** (c) He received a codpiece in the dreambubbles from said matesprit, Meulin, after indoctrinating her their whole lives into his Cherub-worshipping [[ReligionOfEvil cult]], and then handed the codpiece over to his fellow servant, Gamzee, completing his quest to assemble the latter's signature attire.
*** This also implies that ''Gamzee went Godtier before becoming marooned on the Troll Asteroid''.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007285 Vriska and the Alpha-Timeline John finally meet face-to-face]]. On a lesser note, [[WithThisRing Tavros is planning to propose to Vriska]].
** Then, Vriska reveals that she's been hunting down a weapon hidden in the Furthest Ring that could possibly take down Lord English. Maps within the [[EldritchLocation Furthest Ring]] are normally incomprehensible, but it turns out that when Lord English started trashing the dream bubbles, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain it started causing things to appear on the map.]]
* In the third portion of the intermission game, Gamzee reveals that he's been in a blackrom relationship with Terezi and asks Rose not to tell Karkat or he'll want to kill him.
* On the anniversary of [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004692 Alterniabound]] and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/cascade.php?s=6&p=6009 Cascade,]] we have [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007321 a kiss.]] [[InterspeciesRomance Between Kanaya and Rose.]]
* And finally, intended for Halloween, but delayed by [[RealLifeWritesThePlot server downtime due to tropical storm Sandy,]] just about '''every single person in the dreambubble''' show up [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007327 for a costume party and to watch Vriska and Meenah strife]] over who's plan gets the backing of an army of dreambubble ghosts.
** Also: John somehow managed to take Tavros's ring with him back to his realself. And it's ''[[PowerGlows glowing]]''.

!Act 6 Act 4:
* The Act's opening shows off Jake's planet (Land of Mounds and Xenon), Roxy's planet (Land of Pyramids and Neon), and Dirk's planet (Land of Tombs and Krypton). Then, the unexpected happens: the Act just ''ends''.

!Act 6 Intermission 4:
* The story shifts to Caliborn's perspective as he arrives on his barren planet. [[Webcomic/ProblemSleuth Shit just got real.]]
** Roxy tries contacting him in order to get Calliope back in control. Too bad it doesn't work.
** Gamzee shows up yet again on Caliborn's planet. How does Caliborn respond? He just shoots the shit out of Gamzee. To make things more suprising, Gamzee's God Tier wings fall off during the gunfire - signifying that his God Tier appearance was just a costume.
** And what was Gamzee attempting to be a guide for? It's a tower that appears to either produce or relay ''the narrative of MSPA''.
** It turns out that Gamzee, at the moment, can't ''die'' because he's a [[JokerImmunity clown]]. Gamzee then gives Caliborn an outlet to get things the viewport working, as well as Crowbar's crowbar. The one that can break Jujus. Uh-oh.
** And now we find that Caliborn's session is a dead session, which is even worse than the Alpha kids' void session.
** And he can fully observe the Alpha's void session despite the void blacking it out thanks to a special signal. By the end of the Intermission, he's ready to [[VillainTeamUp make contact]] with the Alpha Session's iteration of Jack Noir.

!Act 6 Act 5 Act 1:
* [=GCat=] drops Roxy onto Derse following her attempt at involvement in one of the comic's worst romantic quandaries. Who's waiting for her there, smiling upon her unconscious body? Someone who should remind readers that she is a much greater problem for the Alpha session than teen angst: the Condesce.
* Serenity probably contains Calliope's soul, since Calliope now manifests in Roxy's dreams in the image of Serenity.
** In this dream, Calliope leads Roxy into not only her memories from her "own" universe, but also into her subconscious memories of being Mom in the preceding B1 universe.
** Calliope then appears to lead her [[EldritchLocation outside of any known setting]] in ''Homestuck''. Most of what is in this realm that isn't Roxy or Calliope appears [[ArtShift as if it were drawn in paint and crayon, like in Calliope's art]], since it is, in fact, a heavily isolated bubble influenced by Calliope's imagination. Though before she tells Roxy this, the reader just sees everything as an almost unprecedented MindScrew.
*** And Calliope's revelation to Roxy while in this bubble is enormous: She is not the ultimate anti-English weapon the troll army is looking for, and yet she ''is'' that weapon. That is, her doomed (though [[PhysicalGod nigh omnipotent]]) self from an offshoot timeline is the weapon.
* Lil Cal ''winks.'' He '''winks.''' Why? Because, as Caliborn's description of his relationship with his new juju and best friend suggests, Cal will be, is, and has always been [[SoulJar filled with Caliborn's soul]].
* Jane fuses the jujus, and we get [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007611 this]]. '''What.'''
** It gets...[[HolyShitQuotient more unusual,]] [[UpToEleven even for Homestuck.]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007612 Empowered in Trickster Mode, Jane dances enough energy to blast off from her planet.]] During launch, her PowerGlows enough to TerraForm half of LOCAH from [[DeathWorld barren land]] to [[JungleJapes a lush jungle]], KO's the undead enemies of the Void session - who were previously stated to be [[BossInMookClothing near invincible]] - into Zillium, [[ATwinkleInTheSky and shoots Gamzee off into the distance]]. Finally, Act 6 Act 5 (Act 1) concludes, on page number 7...[[ArcNumber 612.]]

!Act 6 Act 5 Act 2:
* After her launch, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007614 Caliborn and Gamzee witness through the monitors Jane passing through an unfamiliar world.]] Using the Spiral Sucker Juju, Jane reduces Angels of Zillyhoo into Zillium grist, transmogrifies passing horrorterrors into Squiddles, and, what may be the most important part, changes black and white winged Cherubim, aka Calliope and Caliborn's species, into life-size Lil Cal creatures. Throughout the entire thing, Gamzee reacts in shock and disbelief, while Caliborn becomes happy, eventually looking hypnotically attracted to these events.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007615 Jane then heads to LOMAX]] and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007619 confesses her love to Jake.]] When he doesn't immediately reciprocate, she goes [[{{Yandere}} utterly insane]] when she makes such non sequiturs as [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007622 "I FEEL SO'']] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007623 ''PEACHY!"]][[note]][[{{Retcon}} Originally read as "CAUCASIAN!"]][[/note]] and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007624 kicks him in the bulge]] to [[IfICantHaveYou send him over a cliff]]. Furthermore, Jake's BigNo that [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007625 he belts out as he falls]] transforms into an "[[BigYes Oh, Yes!]]" [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007626 Jake himself subsequently transforms.]]
** They then [[InstantSeduction immediately]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007627 decide]] to have [[HornyDevils relations]], [[SexEqualsLove get married]], and have a [[IncrediblyLamePun ZILLION]] BABIES...though not until after [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007629 their ADVENTURE on Derse.]]
** The result of this ADVENTURE is [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007634 their]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007635 forceful]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007636 recruitment]] of [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007638 a supposedly invisible]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007639 Roxy]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007640 into Tricksterdom,]] along with the consideration that [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007630 Roxy become Jake's]] "[[MarryThemAll CO-BRIDE]]."
* As of [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007658 this update]], all four of the kids are in trickster mode. Yes, even Dirk succumbed to it...
** And then resisted it purely because of his incompatible personality. He then breaks up with Jake, though that's hardly the most heartbreaking thing in the update. That event would be the death of Fefetasprite, brought on by the extremely stressful confusion of old romantic dramas revived by Erisol and Arquius.
* It seems as if Trickster Mode has some positive results, as it has allowed the four Tricksters to alchemize the seven legendary weapons of "a magical kingdom from cherubim folklore." Each is seemingly tailored to the specibus of at least one human player from either universe. The first of these seven weapons? ''[[ChekhovsGift The Warhammer of Zillyhoo]]''.

!Act 6 Act 5 Act 1 X2 Combo:
* And then it's all over with the command GO BACK TO ACT 6 ACT 5 ACT 1. Jane looks tweaked out of her mind, but before the reader can see more, Caliborn expresses his displeasure with Hussie's decision to end [=A6A5A2=]. After knocking the site around with the crowbar again and having a heated debate with Hussie over Trickster Mode's evils, Caliborn and Gamzee engage ACT 6 ACT 5 ACT 1 x2 COMBO, a new viewing mode featuring two panels on each page. And what do these first double-panels show? That all four Alpha kids have somehow ended up on their Quest Crypts.
* Alpha Jack Noir becomes Jack English, thanks to a little gift from Gamzee.
* Jack English and the Condesce then simultaneously kill all four of the Alpha players by blowing up the moons with a Lord English Mouth Laser and a psionic Optiic Bla2t, respectively, allowing them, naturally, to ascend to God Tier.
* Jack attempts to kill Jane and Jake, but Jade appears and banishes Jack to the void, and thus the Beta Heroes finally begin their arrival...
** An arrival that will be impeded by the fact that the Condesce, with the Tavros/Vriska powers of animal communion and manipulation that work on [=GCat=], [[BrainwashedAndCrazy makes]] Jade go [[IncrediblyLamePun GRIM]][[HellIsThatNoise BARK]] and, with Jade's and the Tiaratop's help, turns Jane Crockerdark. Jade banishes Dirk to the void, and the two variously eldritch-throed ex-heroes carry Roxy and Jake to the Condesce, who ends the whole act with a lipstick mark.

!Act 6 Intermission 5
* Gamzee is responsible (partially, at least) for Caliborn's rise to power. From the moment of his birth.
* We finally learn why Terezi has been keeping her hood down for most of Act 6: once again, she can [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007915 SEE]]. (And once again, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007916 the expression on Karkat's face]] perfectly mirrors the reader's).
* The ring that Hussie tried to propose to Vriska with, the ring that is presumably the one John now has, can actually bring anyone back from the dead, and it has a twin: the ring that Roxy lost.
* Caliborn's treasure that he hid away from anyone who could use it against him is a transparent, intangible Sburb House logo. Sounds fair enough, right? Well, when John reaches into the logo, he's able to literally get his hands into ''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008004 any]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008005 point]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008006 in]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008007 Homestuck]]''. Small wonder Caliborn locked it away.
** All seems well at first, until John blurs and disappears ominously.
* Spades Slick and a revived Felt are headed straight for the B2 session for an almost certain meetup of all three major incarnations of Jack Noir.
* John not only has his hand poking around the comic, but his whole, waking body teleports to various points along the comic's timeline as an effect of the logo juju, including the sixth sub-intermission, where he and Caliborn lock eyes so that we have the first in-person encounter between a juvenile cherub (in its natural form) and a human.
* The meteor group finally arrives in the new session! Unfortunately, the meteor itself misses contact with a planet altogether, and Karkat realizes that the group has no real way of slowing the meteor down when it comes into collision with something, meaning that the people on it will die. Just as Dave starts to come up with a couple of solutions, Grimbark!Jade shows up. She dumps them all (except for Gamzee) on LOMAX in front of John, who's doing nothing in particular but goofing around until that point.

!Act 6 Act 6 Act 1
* The introduction to the Act, while amusing, does note that not only did Caliborn achieve the Godtier status, ''he ascended the whole Echeladder''. A little later, he decides to put the narrative cartridge in in order for the story to progress, but he first jams it with Special Stardust, which leads to a much more shocking turn of events.

!Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 1
* The next flash (opener for this sub-act) starts out normal, picking back up with Jade driving the meteor into Skaia before restoring the B1 session's planets into the B2 session. The video starts to break up due to the Special Stardust clogging the cartridge, and Jade can briefly be seen attacking John. Jane can briefly be seen with [=GCat=] staring at a monitor, and then the video abruptly stops before the narrative prompts the viewer to look at the aftermath of the event. Afterward, the characters who were once briefly united have been separated on several different planets, with noticable LaserGuidedAmnesia resulting from the glitching in the story. The InterfaceScrew garbles the text so bad that Dave can't even understand what Rose is saying (even though she's sober) and vice-versa. And most frighteningly, John is nowhere to be found.
* Jade kicking WV into lava never really ends up happening. How? John effectively erases it and much of the conversation leading up to it simply by zapping into a "repeat" of the narrative arc. Yet the narrative's events return to their original course in the arc's third/[[{{Retcon}} first]] iteration when a second John briefly appears and zaps him out just before Dave and Jade notice him. This not only means that John has the potential to dangerously alter the narrative with his power, but that in his future, he will control and use it to patrol the narrative for errant appearances of himself.

!Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 2
* Gamzee steals the Ring of Life from John, but, surprisingly, not to ensure his own immortality; instead, he gives it to Aranea in the bubbles, and it appears that he's been acting as her servant for a long time.
** She then uses him to teleport ''directly into the Alpha session''.
** Her ultimate plan? To create a doomed timeline where the session never bears fruit and the cherubs are never born, heal it, and shape it a new alpha timeline.
* Aranea's first step in this plan after her resurrection is to "[[MindRape heal]]" Jake's mind so that he reaches his full potential as Page of Hope. In the resulting final form, he creates a legion of [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]], destroys a significant portion of Derse, [[NoSell No Sells]] Jade even at the extreme limits of her power, and ''cures her of the grimbark state''.
** And Jake was ''still getting more powerful when Jane killed him.''
** And then Aranea, in order to prevent Jade from being forced back into grimbarkness, crushes her with her house-tower. She even demonstrates the true extent of her Light powers by rigging the clock to register it as a "[[KarmicDeath Just]]" death.
* After Jade's apparent death, Jane goes down in order to recover her body to heal her. Then ''Gamzee shows up out of absolutely nowhere'', about to land on Jane.
** Aranea doesn't appreciate Roxy trying to stop her plan, so she puts her to sleep. With Brain Ghost Dirk ''behind her, sword drawn.''
* Calliope's first appearance in a long time features her secret area being intruded upon by someone. That someone happens to be Jade.
* As Brain Ghost Dirk recognizes Aranea's obvious trap of offering her ring arm to him, he decides to put down his sword '''''and rip her soul out of her body with the full power of a Prince of Heart instead'''''.
* Jake's Hope Field is fading, and Brain Ghost Dirk along with it. [[OhCrap Aranea's control over Gamzee is dissolving as Terezi screams for him to fight back]]. Rose is trying to wake Roxy from her slumber, just after meeting her for a second time. And to top it all off, Jane throws her Skaia fork at Jake, which skewers him straight in the heart.
** After those events, Aranea keeps her soul due to Brain Ghost Dirk disappearing upon the death of Jake, only to be set upon by an angry Jane. However, even after Aranea puts her to sleep, the Tiaratop controls Jane and makes her tackle Aranea!
** Meanwhile, Gamzee snaps out of his mind control and (in his original quirk!) pleads Terezi to stop. At this, Terezi becomes paralyzed with [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone remorse]]. Unfortunalely, this causes Gamzee to lose himself in rage and punch Terezi.
*** [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, Jake came back to life thanks to the clock]], but on top of everything else, it's ''nothing''.
* Lava has started raining down on Skaia since Jane's fork fell into LOFAF's lava, and amidst all the chaos happening, Her Imperious Condescension herself enters the fray. And then the intermission ends. The FinalBattle is at hand.
** And the day after this cliffhanger, Hussie begins the Gigapause, meaning the the story is left at a cliffhanger until Hussie can finish the rest of ''Homestuck'' (this was later changed to the rest Homestuck being posted serially just like it previously was).

!Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 3
* At the end of a long state-of-affairs post that Andrew Hussie made nearly a whole year after the Gigapause began, he mentioned that before the end of ''Homestuck'', there will be an event that he is dubbing as "The Rapture". Based on the description, it sounds as though this event will be the biggest Wham Episode in the history of the comic, and it will have significant repercussions on the remainder of the series. {{Holy Shit|Quotient}}.
-->''We are slowly building to a particular moment I foresee on the horizon. It's not just characterized by the end of the story, though that should be a factor. It's more than that. Things I have planned, and some other things we'll say may be fortuitously aligned. Invisible pieces of a heinous machine all snapping together, mechanically congealing with a grim sense of purpose. I'm tentatively branding to this moment as The Rapture, and it will be more than you can bear. More than anyone can. And everyone won't.''
** And then it presumably comes to pass in Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 3: ''Almost everybody dies''. Karkat? Gets stabbed by Gamzee and thrown into the lava. Gamzee? Chainsawed in half by Kanaya. Kanaya? Gets vaporized by the Condesce's eye beams. Dave? Dies on top of Jade's corpse after trying and failing to defend himself from PM and Bec Noir (Heroic God Tier death). Jake? Takes a hit for Jane (Heroic God Tier death). Jane? Gets stabbed by the same weapon that kills Jake - with Jake still impaled on it. (Just God Tier death.) Rose? Tries to attack the Condesce for killing Kanaya, gets shanked by her trident and is rescued by Roxy, but dies shortly after (Heroic God Tier Death). Holy ''fuck''. Intercut with John beating up Caliborn, before getting zapped away. In addition, Terezi is forced by Aranea to stab herself, but it is later revealed that she survives.
*** And if one was to presume that this was '''not''' The Rapture, [[FridgeHorror that just implies that there's something even worse later on]].
** Followed up by a second, smaller update, which sees the Condesce yank the Ring of Life off of Aranea's finger and then snap her neck, killing her in a "[[KarmicDeath Just]]" fashion.
** To put it into perspective, by this point, only the following characters haven't been killed: John, Caliborn, Roxy, Terezi, Dirk, WV (although he was on LOHAC, so he may be dead), GCAT, the Sprites, Casey, PM, Bec Noir, alpha White Queen, alpha DD & CD, Jack English, Spades Slick and the Felt (plus Ms. Paint), Dad Crocker, and the Condesce.

!Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 4
* Jade met an alternate version of Calliope that defeated her brother '''and ascended to god tier''' - meaning she could be the doomed Calliope who is theorized to be able to defeat Lord English. Apparently she told Jade many stories, one of which being the story of how in her universe ''John died''.
** And then we discover the following:
*** 1) This isn't Alpha Jade, but one from a doomed timeline.
*** 2) John and Typheus make a bargain that involved killing John of that timeline, implying possibly even every alternate John in every timeline was also killed.
*** 3) GAME OVER and everything seen in the Alpha session onwards takes place in a doomed timeline.
* Remember all the arms that appeared when John stuck it through the artifact. He did it again by using his powers to zap away ALL THE OIL ON LOWAS, leaving oil blotches to prove his mastery. IT KEEPS HAPPENING!
* John has finally mastered his RealityWarper powers, and in doing so can finally complete the quest of his planet that was set up for him over three years ago. He finally completes his quest and finishes it off by playing the magnificent [[http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/pipeorgankind Pipeorgankind]] on the gigantic pipe organ in Typheus' fortress to "play the breeze." This succeeds in not only ''engulfing his planet and the rest of the continuity of Homestuck in wind'', but also manages to '''''BLAST the faulty Homestuck Cartridge out of Caliborn's player and blow the candy corn and special stardust out!''''' Suffice it to say that Pipeorgankind became a fan favorite after that flash.
* Jane joins Calliope and Jade in telling the story of that Jade's alternate timeline. Jade and Jane were still brainwashed by the Batterwitch, but Jade suddenly disappeared before she could scatter the heroes, allowing for them to plan a counterattack. However, during an attempt at a jailbreak, Roxy intercepts Jane's trident to protect Rose, dying a heroic death, and most likely fulfilling the requirement's of The Choice Nyx presented to Roxy.
* A double Whammy with John's final retcon as part of Terezi's plan. First, there was a hero in in Dream!Jade and Dream!Jane's timeline who led the heroes against the Condescension, someone who died earlier but was saved by John's Retcons. This leads directly into the second Wham. John saved Vriska from getting killed! "All bets are off" indeed.
* After getting done with Terezi's laundry list of changes to make to the timeline (with the exception of handing her the wallet that he lost), he returns to Roxy with the Ring Of Life. Then he warps ''with'' her in tow... '''along with the entire planet of LOWAS'''.
* To end Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 4; the Jade and Jane currently talking to Calliope aren't dead, they're ''asleep''. Who put them to sleep? A now very much alive '''Vriska''', who because of John's retconning was never killed by Terezi.

!Act 6 Act 6 Act 5
* All three updates of this act, also called "Caliborn's Masterpiece", is this:
** Part 1 (posted on the 6th anniversary of Homestuck): Calliborn upgrades from shitty drawing to somewhat less shitty claymation as he begins to tell a story about a future point in time that he saw on his planet's monitors, before he got his Cairo Overcoat, but after he got his flashing eyes. He drops two bombshells: 1. he has the Ring of Void and 2. the Kids from both post-Scratch and pre-Scratch have teamed up and warped in using John's powers in order to try to defeat him then and there. This doesn't look pretty.
** Part 2: The functions of Caliborn's boon from Yaldabaoth are explained. First, it traps four souls into its windows, which he promptly uses on the pre-Scratch kids, leaving Caliborn to defeat the post-Scratch kids. Then, it becomes a gap in reality, the effects of which have already been demonstrated by John, which is a very big liability to Caliborn, hence why he hid it in the the depths of Paradox Space using the Ring of Void. Also, Jake awakens his hope powers again in response to the sight of Caliborn beating up Dirk.
** Part 3: Jake defeats Caliborn with his hope powers, [[StableTimeLoop inspiring him to later steal his name as Lord English.]] Then, while Arquiusprite pins him down, Dirk steals Caliborn's, Gamzee's and Arquiusprite's souls...and seals them into Lil' Cal and banishes the dummy into the Void, allowing it to manifest in the nightmares of children for Lord English to appear in their universe. Yep, that's right, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Dirk and the post-Scratch kids essentially created Lord English.]]

!Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 5
* Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 5 opens with Vriska going through assorted images of her time on the meteor, revealing that a lot of the bad stuff that happened in the three years? Gone. John's retconning not only brought Vriska back to life, but because she was there, she actually kept most of the problems encountered by the group from even happening. Including Terezi rekindling her friendship with her (and never entering a blackrom with Gamzee), Vriska stopping Rose from becoming TheAlcoholic, and being the one to prototype the Alpha Kids' Sprites, starting with Tavros being prototyped by himself as Jane's Sprite.
* Something begins to warp Calliope's personal recluse, and she along with Jade and Jane decide to travel down the yellow spiral after it undulates into a path. They end up at a place Jade recognises, only for Jane to suddenly spring awake due to Arquisprite finishing his hacking of the Tiaratop. Jaspersprite accidentally prototypes Rosesprite with himself in a bout of happines, creating the humanoid Jasprosesprite^2. Sudddenly, the story goes back to Jade and Calliope's dream bubble, which is starting to become surrounded with reality cracks, where the culprit of the warping, God Tier!Calliope appears to them and beckons them forward, her text as red as Caliborn's blood.
* After the alternate Calliope instructs the alpha Calliope to "live", she disappears and the memory of Echidna's lair fades along with her, leaving Calliope alone in a dark void. Except she isn't alone. She has a guest in the form of Roxy, who slips the very Ring of Life that John recovered onto Calliope's finger. The latter actually smiles (this being the same person who was terrified of being rejected based on her appearance, mind you), before Roxy takes her hand and warps away with her in tow. Ladies and gentlemen, [[HesBack she's back]].
* With Calliope's help, Roxy manages to tap into the essence of Alternia itself as she dives into the hammerspace of nonexistence in her latest attempt to conjure a matriorb...and she '''''succeeds''''', to the duo's utter elation.
* Post-Retcon Vriska and Meenah are wandering LOMAT thinking of what to do as they look to recover the ghost army. They then find that it's under new management. Management that is named '''Tavros Nitram''' (well, the version of him that abandoned the Dead Vriska anyway).

!Act 6 Act 6 Act 6
* For the [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/collide.html EOA]], [S] Collide:
** [[ForegoneConclusion Caliborn defeats Yaldabaoth and claims his reward.]]
** Most of the ghost army is destroyed by Lord English, although the survivors are keeping him at bay.
** After a long battle, Roxy delivers the killing blow to Her Imperious Condescension.
** Dirk is caught in a lock by Union Jack, who is himself caught in a lock by Spades Slick. Dave beheads all of them, though he recovers Dirk's body and absconds with Terezi. Union Jack's disembodied head then explodes spectacularly, destroying most of LOTAK.
** Dad Crocker busts out of prison and helps Arquiusprite, Jake, and Karkat incapacitate the Felt.
** Jade tries to stop the fight between Peregrine Mendicant and Bec Noir. She fails due to PM's sheer determination, and PM cuts Bec's arm off, [[BroughtDownToNormal causing him to lose his ring's powers and revert back to Jack Noir]].
** Doomed Timeline Calliope nears the Green Sun further still.
** [[BlatantLies And most shockingly of all]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Hussie comes out of nowhere to beat the stuffing out of Post-Retcon Vriska]]. (Although this ''does'' have the effect of her losing custody of the Juju.)
%% STOP. Think. Is this really a drastic change in the plot. Don't list it just because it's a new element of the story, it has to genuinely qualify.
%% This page is not a recap page. Elements of the story that are not shocking or that are not as shocking when paired immediately with events in the same animation probably can be avoided.
[[folder:Wham Line]]
'''> Further appraise verbal revelations.'''

Oh Jegus, how can simple words be so [[WhamLine plot-twisting]]?
* In John's first conversation with Nannasprite, the audience and John learn that ''Homestuck'' will not be about saving the world, because it is absolutely doomed.
--> JOHN: and then after that, we solve this ultimate riddle thing and save earth from destruction!!!
--> NANNASPRITE: Oh no, I'm afraid not!
--> NANNASPRITE: Your planet is done for, dear! There is nothing you can do about that!
* Rose reveals that the vandalism in John's room has existed long before John and the audience first noticed it. This seriously casts doubt on John's mental state and the audience's perception of events.
--> TT: Your posters have looked like that ever since I first saw your room.
* The Snowman's powers were undisclosed for a time, and assumed to be just as situational and silly as the powers of other members of the Felt. When she finally appears in person, the narration gives us an idea of the scale of her power. "Everyone always ceases gunplay when Snowman's around. If you kill her you destroy the universe."
* This line from Dave reveals that the FlashForward to four months is a BadFuture where two of the main characters have died.
--> TG: what else is there to know
--> TG: we lost
--> TG: cant finish the game with [[OurHeroIsDead a dead heir and witch]]
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003829 The line]] to John from Karkat points to how things went south in the kids' session.
--> EB: ok, well you keep saying how doomed we are and how all this bad stuff happens sooner, but you never say why!
--> EB: what happens in our game that's different from yours that makes things go so badly?
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004510 Courtesy]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004517 of]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004518 Aradia]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004524 Megido]], the ultimate purpose of Sburb and the end goal of the comic as a whole: to create a new universe.
-->AA: banished fr0m the universe we left behind
-->AA: and yet in being denied the ultimate reward
-->AA: we w0uld be barred fr0m entry
-->AA: int0 the universe we created.
* In the first "Alterniabound" ("Past Karkat: Wake Up") Equius gives us a shocking revelation about Sprites: that they can be killed.
-->EQUIUS: Aurthor is dead.
-->EQUIUS: [[DeaderThanDead And so is his ghost.]]
* Dave listens to the [[EldritchAbomination Horrorterrors]], and finds out something more powerful than them is hunting them.
-->TG: im pretty sure it was
-->TG: like
-->TT: ?
-->TG: a plea for help
* And then Rose reveals the identity of her informant:
-->TG: what you mean a troll
-->TT: No.
-->TT: It's a man who exists in another universe.
-->TT: He wants to die.
* A pretty big one came buried under lots of text [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005076 here]], where we learn that Jade's mysterious penpal is somehow her ''grandson''.
-->GG: because he said hes my grandson
* In the middle of an entirely unrelated incident, the focus cuts to Gamzee Makara, an entirely irrelevant joke character, staring at his computer, as the narration describes him as the most important character in ''Homestuck''. This entirely changes the adueince's perspective on Gamzee, who (again) had no significant role in the plot.
-->"While a timer counts down with no particular clock stepping forward to claim it...[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005119 The most important character in Homestuck fondly regards the miracle of a new beginning.]]"
* One word shattered the expectations of fans used to PlotArmor: [[KilledOffForReal DEAD.]] Alongside the brutal image of Tavros's bleeding body, it set the tone for the slaughter of troll characters that would come up. It also overlaps with UnsoundEffect.
* Kanaya informs Jade on the importance of the Genesis Frog, by explaining that the frog is literally an entire universe, and that creating the frog will result in a universe for Jade to nurture.
-->GA: He Is Not Responsible For Just One Aspect Of The Universe You Create
-->GA: He's Responsible For All Of Them
-->GA: Bilious Slick Is Your Universe
* With this line from Eridan, [[DarkestHour everything goes to hell]] as he goes from being a jerk to a coward willing to align with a genocidal demon at the cost of his own friends.
-->CA: fight him
-->CA: are you fuckin nuts
-->CA: i slaughtered enough angels to knoww my limits and wwhere i stand against the lord of all angels they prophesized
-->CA: of course im not gonna fight him i stand no chance in hell against that guy
-->CA: im goin to join him
* "Don't turn your back on the body" is an intentional wham line meant on Doc Scratch's part to make Karkat paranoid and nervous around the corpses that now litter his surroundings.
* Gamzee may have been called "the most important character in ''Homestuck'', but that didn't stop him from spending most of Act 5 stoned out his mind and too concerned with his pile of bicycle horns get on anyone's bad side.
-->TC: shut up.
** Just before that, "TC: honk."/"TC: HONK." is a much more subtle one. The fact that he isn't using his typical Typing Quirk is the first indication that [[NotHimself something is not right with him]].
* Rose's rage over her mother's death and failed attempt to understand the incomprehensible Gods of the Furthest Ring result in her being overtaken by darkness, as revealed in an overly verbose and kind of silly paragraph from right before we see Grimdark!Rose.
-->"You slip into the fabled blackdeath trance of the woegothics, quaking all the while in the bloodeldritch throes of the broodfester tongues. You advise the members of your Complacency not to be alarmed, as they chronicle the event in tomes bound in the tanned, writhing flesh of a tortured hellscholar, with runes stroked in the black tears bled from the corruption-weary eyes of fifty thousand imaginary occultists. But they fail to not be alarmed. This is because, as is now painfully obvious to anyone with a brain, you have basically gone completely off the deep end in every way. [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005543 You have officially gone grimdark.]]"
* "Pardon me while I let Jack inside."
* Doc Scratch gets a few of these during his intermission. Sorted by date:
** 5/25/11: "The duel ends. The Seer dies. The Slayer departs. The Heir comes back to life."
** 5/31/11: "With as little fanfare, he seized the opportunity to follow the Thief's trail quickly before it dissipated, and destroyed their hideout in the veil."
** 6/8/11: "What sort of story would this be, with our Knight and Seer made to stay cadavers? Certainly not one the alpha timeline would allow. And not one she'd allow either."
* When Dreambubble John finally begins to remember the AwfulTruth:
-->GT: This was not the suit i was wearing when i died.
* Davesprite explains to Jade his second encounter with Hephaestus:
-->DAVESPRITE: see it turns out\\
DAVESPRITE: i had no idea how the denizens worked at all
* From Nannasprite, on the identity of her adopted mother, Betty Crocker:
-->pipefan413: She knew the baroness was not human! :B
* Karkat apologizes:
* Betty Crocker: @turntechGodhead Please enjoy. Mr. Strider. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs http://tinyurl.com/MoThErFuCkInMiRaClEs]]
* We find out why Gamzee is "the most important character in Homestuck":
-->TC: terminal. [[DissonantSerenity Bo)]]
** And then (much later) we find that "the most important character" mentioned in that scene isn't actually Gamzee...
* Quoth Doc Scratch about an early set of Alternians: "Once, in this very universe, you could say, Alternia was home to a peaceful race. Trollkind had never known the corrupting influence in their evolution which led them to perpetual war and violence. That is to say, they had never known me."
** A little later, same conversation:"The heroes chose to accept this bargain, and scratched their session."
** A little later, same conversation: "But in addition to losing their memories of everything that had happened before the scratch, there was another catch for the failed heroes. In the new reality, they would not serve as the heroes."
** And a final one from Scratch, probably the biggest of all, at the [=EOA5=] flash, right before all the kids' plans come to a head and the universe is reset:
-->S u c k e r s.
* Lord English's first appearance:
* uranianUmbra [UU] began cheering gutsyGumshoe [GG] at 11:17
* In an otherwise silly and hilarious conversation with a 15-year-old drunk:
-->GG: I believe SOMEBODY doesn't want me to play.\\
GG: How else do you explain the recent attempts on my life?
* "The Page is dead. Our hope is lost."
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006203 When John asks]] how long it will take him and Jade to cross the Yellow Yard and arrive in the new session:
-->GG: i would say\\
GG: if i keep our speed constant...\\
GG: we should arrive in about three years
* "You say it's all fair game now that the kingdom's under new management. The new boss ain't opposed to taking some shrewd tactical shortcuts."
** Followed by: "He says it's probably because she wears the [[DistinguishingMark most grand and luxurious fluffy hat]] he's ever seen. You say you don't think that's a hat. You think it's something called '[[AnimeHair hair]].'"
* In a conversation with Dirk Strider, Roxy drops this conversational bomb, about her "upbringin"
-->TG: like\\
TG: do u know how misrable it is for your bff to doubt you\\
TG: when you tell her your mom is [[MissingMom dead]]
* In a dream bubble, Terezi has a chat with Vriska. Only to learn something unexpected.
-->GC: [=VR1SK4=]\\
GC: [=WH4T H4PP3N3D TO YOU OUT H3R3?=]\\
AG: Sorry for the ruse.\\
AG: Though it isn't as far from the truth as it possi8ly could 8e, I am not who you think I am.
* And with this line, humanity's fate is made significantly less ambiguous:
--> TT: There are no humans either. They all went extinct.\\
TT: Roxy and I are the only ones left, as far as we know.
* Caliborn's "shitty twist":
* The prelude to one of the most shocking revelations in Act 6.
--> UU: oh bUgger. this is so embarrassing to have to admit.\\
UU: i am sorry for saying things which may have reasonably led yoU to believe this.\\
UU: probably way too many things. u_u;\\
UU: bUt i am not actUally a troll.
* "But the fact that he's a slob was never exactly breaking news to anyone. Neither is the fact that you both share a body."
* Parodied while John and Jade are watching Film/ConAir:
-->JOHN: jade...\\
JADE: hm?\\
JOHN: i think i just realized something.\\
JADE: what?\\
* Kurloz' lines after he gets the codpiece from Meulin:
%% "You are now Caliborn" is NOT a Wham Line. See the discussion page.
* Caliborn does it again.
%% Even though he's making this up, it still counts as an example, as it's shocking and it comes out of nowhere.
* Caliborn talks to Jake about his session, and eventually reveals that he has a new Juju. What is this, you ask?
-->GT: So whats this juju he gave you?
-->uu: [[Characters/HomestuckOtherCharacters SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL.]]
-->uu: [[DemonicDummy A WONDERFUL LITTLE FALSE MAN.]]
** [[FalseReassurance Don't worry]], what he says next makes it all better:
** The cherry on top:
-->uu: [[SoulJar INTO MY HIDEOUS SOUL.]]
* Probably the weirdest Wham Line in the entirety of ''Homestuck'' follows the Trickster sequence.
* In a dreambubble, John asks Aradia what she really wants.
--> [[SlasherSmile i think i mostly want to see what happens]] [[OmnicidalManiac when this whole place breaks apart]]
* The Troll's meteor is about to crash. How could it get any worse? Well...
* John Egbert has gone missing.
* John Egbert's ring has gone missing.
** And then, we see its new bearer is not meant to be the clown who steals it, but a master nobody could see coming:
--->ARANEA: Rise, my 8ard.
** And THEN:
--->ARANEA: I'm going to take over this session.
--->ARANEA: And then I am going to make sure it never 8ears fruit.
--->[[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008501 TALLY HO]]
** [[OverlyLongGag AND FUCKING THEN]]:
--->ARANEA:8ut the moment she wakes up, she will simply 8ecome possessed again.
--->ARANEA: Again, I am very sorry.
--->ARANEA: 8ut it must 8e done.
---->[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008551 "dead."]]
** And after all of the above, the most painful word in HS history:
--->''[[FinalDeath Just]]''
* Keeping the above in mind, there's this:
--> JADE: hi!
* Jane to Jake as the hope field dies:
--> JANE: Forgive me, Jake.
* Gamzee gets one right after Jake's death - not so much because of what he says, but how he says it (and the fact that he's saying it):
--> GAMZEE: [=TeReZi=]...
--> GAMZEE: [=wHoA=].
--> GAMZEE: [=PlEaSe=] [=StOp=].
--> GAMZEE: [=YoU'rE=] [=mOtHeRfUcKiN=]...
--> GAMZEE: [=hUrTiNg=] Me. :o(
** Which is then followed up by...
--> GAMZEE: '''HONK'''
* Jade, when talking about the stories that the alternate Calliope told her:
--> JADE: so she went on to tell another story
--> JADE: not one about your brother
--> JADE: but one about mine
--> CALLIOPE: it already soUnds like a mUch more pleasant story.
--> JADE: well
--> JADE: not exactly...
--> JADE: this is the story about how he died
** A little earlier than that, we find out how Jade knew Calliope; they conversed in a dream once. And...
-->JADE: you were a god tier!
** Shortly after, Jade drops ''another'' bombshell:
-->JADE: a transition to a story about MY brother... who was stuck in a doomed timeline too
-->JADE: i think ill mess it up if i try to match what she said word for word
-->JADE: she had a really fanciful way of putting things
-->CALLIOPE: there's no need to try to recite what she said.
-->CALLIOPE: jUst tell the story in yoUr own voice, as yoU have already been doing!
-->CALLIOPE: it will be more fUn that way.
-->JADE: ok
-->JADE: so the bottom line was
-->JADE: almost all our friends had died
-->JADE: and johns only hope was to return to his planet, and attempt to complete his personal quest
* One of Terezi's last instructions to John:
--> [=KNOCK H3R OUT! YOU C4N'T L3T M3 K1LL H3R=]
* A bombshell at the end of [=A6A6I4=]:
-->JADE: we were never dead at all
-->JADE: weve been asleep!
* A bit of a jolt comes at the Lalondes and Dave's conversation partway through in [=A6A6I5=], due to who says it.
-->VRISKA: Assuming you 8other going to see her at all. Couldn't really 8lame you if you didn't though.
-->ROSE: I probably won't.
-->ROSESPRITE: Won't what?
* When John asks Vriska why she won't be here with everyone else to take on the main threats in the session, here's what Vriska says:
--> VRISKA: I'm traveling to the furthest ring to go kill Lord English.
** Notably, this was right before the first week-pause in [=A6A6I5=].
* When Jaspers begins to react to everyone being happy about Jane's rescue:
--> JASPERSPRITE: Purr purr purr...
--> JASPERSPRITE: All the humans being so close together and happy and friendly purr purr.
--> JASPERSPRITE: Its making me really excited and happy too and making me feel like i want to be a part of everything!
--> JASPERSPRITE: Purr purr and get close to a nearby person and be happy at them with my body purrrr...
--> ROSESPRITE: Jaspers, what are you...
--> JASPERSPRITE: I cant help it rose i want to cuddle im feeling so pleased and friendly! :3 :3 :3
--> ROSESPRITE: Jaspers, no,
--> ROSESPRITE: [[FusionDance No, don't!]]
** And then came [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=009491 Jasprosesprite^2]], not only the first sprite fusion, but technically the first ''third-tier'' one to boot, too.
* Doubling with Wham Shot, as the text happens to be ''Caliborn's red''.
--> CALLIOPE: welcome back, jade.
* Doubling as a WhamShot, but in [S] Act 7, we get this final message from Sburb after the gang enters the new universe:
-->''"Thanks for Playing"''

[[folder:Wham Shot]]
'''> Comprehend revelatory visual data packets.'''

''Homestuck'' also has plenty of surprises that are confined to fleeting moments.
* Bec jumping into Jade's kernelsprite. And then, if the implications hadn't hit you yet, Jack Noir undergoing his final transformation.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006997 Calliope's true face]]. It's so much of a spoiler, that author provided a fake image and asked people not to spoil the twist.
* Caliborn ''ripping out his leg'' and replacing it with a robotic one, in the exact same place as Lord English's peg leg. And if that doesn't convince you that he's Lord English's past self, then he spits out a tooth, in the same place as Lord English's golden tooth, and brings out his cane/assault rifle.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007915 Terezi with seeing eyes.]]
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008439 This update]] brings us four in short succession. First Gamzee has the Ring of Life. Then, he's actually being mind-controlled. Then, the mind-controller turns out to be [[BewareTheNiceOnes Aranea Serket]]. ''[[RunningGag Then]]'', she puts the ring on and is brought back to life.
* [S]: GAME OVER looks like it's gonna be epic and darkly humorous...and then Gamzee stabs Karkat and ''drops him in lava''.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=009350 The update following the [=A6A6I5=] flash]] zooms into a Skaian cloud showing some of the kids and trolls '''on the endgame platform'''.
* [S]: Collide has several.
** Dad Crocker punching his way out of prison.
** Aradia ''timestopping Lord English''. And then ''strangling him with her whip''.
** Union Jack restraining Dirk, followed by Spades Slick restraining Union Jack--what follows is Dave having to ''cut all three of their heads off''.
** And then Union Jack's head nukes the planet they were on (after they escape, fortunately).
** PM punching Jade in the face to keep her from interfering with her vengeance on Bec Noir and then slicing Bec Noir's arm off, defeating him for good.
** At the end, the Condesce is suddenly impaled through the back by Bro's sword. As she falls dead, we see who killed her: Roxy.
* From [S]: Act 7.
** The larval Genesis Frog bursting out of the forge and metamorphosing into a new universe.
** Calliope conjuring a black hole to ''destroy the Green Sun''.
** WV and PM constructing a real version of Can Town.
** "Thanks for Playing" (doubles as a WhamLine).
** Lord English's eyes stop cycling and his expression becomes one [[OhCrap of legitimate fear]] when he realizes the treasure juju is about to be used on him.

[[folder:Mood Whiplash]]
'''> Recall tonal juxtapositions.'''
%% There's a new policy regarding spoiler tags, namely that because Homestuck is a free webcomic with no barrier save length to reading and current spoiler tags are so haphazardly implemented, it's easiest for us to not have them entirely. Please do not spoiler tag anything going into the future.

Andrew Hussie is an undeniable master of the [[WeaponOfChoice emotional whipkind abstratus]].
* In Act 3, we have the animation of [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002838 Rose: Fast forward to now]], which presents a [[TearJerker depressing]] montage of how Rose found Jaspers dead. And then you notice a little [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=pony horseshoe]] in the corner at the end...
* The End of Act 4 flash has this in [[IncrediblyLamePun spades!]] After the completely hilarious Con Air reenactment, we get Jack decimating The Battlefield and destroying Prospit. Even within in the flash, there's a moment where Squiddles hug a random sailor. Followed by Jade's dream self dying saving John from the wreckage of Prospit impacting Skaia. Later, Grandpa Harley recovers Dream!Jade's corpse and brings her back to his battleship. On one page, you see him crying. On the next, ''you see that he's already stuffed and mounted her into a goofy pose.'' Cue the SpitTake.
* Tavros sadly lamenting that one of his friends [[ImaginaryFriend isn't real]] and that he's lonely is really sad...and then it cuts to Vriska on the computer messing with him and shouting "Wheeeee!" and it becomes impossible to take the scene seriously.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004372 Karkat's tears]] of red liquid sorrow are somewhat spoiled by the honking {{juggalo}} in the background. Goddammit, Gamzee.
** Not to mention Jack Noir's comforting words of "there there you goddamn blubbering pansy".
** Chillingly averted when it happens again. R.I.P Feferi.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004478 [S] Make her pay]]. It starts with the severely-injured Vriska blinding Terezi in retribution (using her own Lusus, no less!) Then we cut to the trolls adventuring happily, including one of the few scenes of Vriska and Tavros interacting as friends, with Tavros happily flying around... just before Aradia arrives out of nowhere and delivers a brutal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Vriska to complete the CycleOfRevenge. And finally, in the very last frames, we have Vriska's dreamself snapping awake and receiving a bitchslap from Terezi, which is played for laughs given the brutal sort of revenge extracted at every other step in the cycle.
* John arriving back at his house at the start of Act 5 Act 2, goofing around telling imps off... and then [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004582 things take a turn for the serious]].
** And in the middle of that conversation the mood gets flipped ''again'' with Rose calling John "our leader" [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming D'awww]].
** And then she [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004589 does this]]. Yikes.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004748 This update]]. The whiplash is so heavy it can break your neck.
* And then, immediately following the Jade: Enter flash, you see that Bro is dead by his own sword. Not two pages later? You see the newly christened Bec Noir donning his shades and gloves, to gut-wrenchingly hilarious effect.
* Taken to extreme levels with the pages that happen after [S] John: Enter village. After a fun and happy time talking to all the salamanders and John being excited to get to the next part of his quest, he is stabbed in the chest by Bec Noir. ''Immediately afterwards'', John ascends to the God Tiers in one of the most {{Awesome Moment}}s of the comic.
* "[[CameBackWrong BOO HOO]] [[EmergencyTransformation HOO]] [[HeroicBSOD HOO]] [[WhatHaveIBecome HOO]] [[PowerIncontinence HOO]] [[SensoryOverload HOO]] [[UnwantedRevival HOO]] [[VerbalTic Woof]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice :'(]]" Even Jade can't keep a straight face talking to Jadesprite.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005197 [S] WAKE:]] Hell yes, the music is [[http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/megalovania MeGaLoVania]]! HELL NO, Bec Noir killed dream-Feferi, dream-Nepeta, and all of Derse! Hell yeah, Aradia ascended to god-tier and froze Bec in time! SWEET JEGUS, VRISKA KILLED TAVROS! and then...
* Eridan going absolutely apeshit, killing Feferi and Kanaya right after critically wounding Sollux ended a weekend of bloodshed [[JawDrop with]] [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005249 this.]]
** And the SBAHJ reference [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005247 here]] has a similar effect.
** Though for some, the mood fails to whip and just detours into DudeNotFunny.
** And if that didn't do it for you, then we get to examine Terezi's [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005272 investigative methods]].
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005284 On this page]], Karkat kissing Kanaya manages to be very sad while Terezi kissing Tavros manages to be very funny at the same time despite the fact that they're both essentially doing the same thing.
** Probably due to the faces.
* Karkat [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005320 gives some emotional final words to John]], knowing he might be dead soon. John [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005322 immediately messages Karkat back]] but gets his louder angrier past self who promptly gets super mad at him for interrupting his backwards time march.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005338 Seek the Highb100d]] starts out with pretty kickass/cute music, but as you progress, the music progressively changes into dark, ominous, clowny music.
* GAMZEE: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005345 ENGAGE MURDER MODE]] is this. It's hilarious, especially due to Equius' facial reaction two or three panes later, but he's also STRANGLING EQUIUS.
** Then afterwards, when Nepeta bursts out of the vent to attack him, he [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005351 turns around SBAHJ style]] before breaking her wrist and slashing his face to mock her.
** Pretty much anything involving Gamzee after he went homicidal.
* After a long string of [[WhamEpisode WHAM Panels]] involving multiple Troll deaths and SanitySlippage we immediately switch to John and [=WV's=] Flying Car Shenanigans. [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005362 BEEP]].
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005446 Be Jack Noir.]] Readers should really have expected that the only way that the author could balance out a string of over 2 dozen pages of high-octane awesome would be with following it up with a swift kick to the teeth.
* And then, without warning, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005449 Jack: Trophy Binge.]]
* We have one of the saddest scenes in Homestuck thus far, with Rose [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005537 learning of her mother's death]], [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005538 immediately blaming it on herself]], [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005543 going dark]], and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005546 flying away to fight Jack]]. Then, out of nowhere, we have a hilariously nonsensical ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff''-themed [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005548 self-insert]].
* Done in a SINGLE PANEL mid-flash in [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005579 [S] All: Behold glory of Zillyhoo.]]. From laughter to horror and shock.
** Actually, [[http://postimage.org/image/r7trem3ij/ two]] [[http://postimage.org/image/9zo3oliwp/ pictures]].
* [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005588 John]] [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005589 saying]] [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005590 goodbye]] to his friends as they deliver an important package to Derse. Such encouraging images counter-pointed with how GrimDark the situation has become according to Jade's pesterlog, and [[WhenSheSmiles John's happy face]] either makes you say DudeNotFunny or what a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005595 [S] Seer: Descend.]]
* Oh man - [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005596 Rose and John vs. Jack!]] This is gonna be [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awes--]]... [[TearJerker ...John?]], wait, did Rose blow herself up in a [[UnstoppableRage reckless]] and [[StupidSacrifice futile]] attempt to [[TakingYouWithMe take out Bec Noir]]?
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005598 Aww, Dave...]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005602 Haha, slick move, Dave!]]
* Terezi decides to fulfill her destiny as a Legislacerator and kill Vriska for everything she's done that was mostly done by Gamzee and Eridan. Horror ensues when she finds a page from Mindfang's journal held down by Nepeta's stolen claw and falls into the Trickster Room with flash-stepping Gamzee. She then dismisses it as one of "Spidertroll's" tricks, finds a record cover and asks, [[CrowningMomentofFunny "WHO'S THIS DOUCHEBAG?"]]. Then she finds her FLARP costume and reunites with her [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming best scalemate,]] only to have it switched out with Lil Cal by Gamzee from her tightly clutching hands.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005682 Yay, Rose didn't blow herself up]]! [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005688 Rose?]]
* Oh my god, Terezi just killed Vriska! ...Pffffffhahaha Gamzee [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005743 what are you doing.]]
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005744 Aaaaaawwwwwwww--]] '''''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005747 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA]]'''''
* You see Slick [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005761 smashing his 1001st clock.]] Then you look at the narrow fenestrated wall.
** For that matter, the conversation and flash leading up to the 1001st clock bring a [[TearJerker completely different feeling]].
* No! [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005763 Vriska's dea]]- Nic Cage! Get out of there!
* Bec Noir kills alpha!Dave before Jade's eyes. Then, when she's cradling his corpse, Noir looks absolutely heartbroken due to his AchillesHeel.
** And later makes a "bawwwww" face and looks adorable when she's about to revive Dave on Derse through a kiss.
** The look on Jade's face while Jack's making that face is also an example. It pretty much looks like "would you mind not staring at me while I'm trying to kiss my friend back to life?"
* The gravity of Davesprite and Jadesprite's [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005845 conversation]] is somewhat spoiled by [[BrickJoke Unreal Air]] coming in for a landing on Skaia in background.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005927 This conversation]] between Gamzee and Dave is simultaneously absolutely terrifying and absolutely hilarious. On the one hand, we're seeing the exact moment where Gamzee loses it and turns into a mass-murdering psychopath... and on the other hand, Dave has no idea whether Gamzee is serious or not and is going all DeadpanSnarker on him. Not to mention that after all this (which also contained some serious plot revelations), it ended with:
-->[[CallBack They both then proceeded to have one of the best rap-offs in the history of paradox space.]]
* Doc Scratch's prisoner is [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005932 revealed to be Aradia]] (or someone who looks just like her), their fight starts out funny, with the mood whiplash starting [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005943 around here]].
* [[http://mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005953 This page]] providing background fo the tale of the Signless is both a TearJerker and a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming:
--> Doc Scratch: Once, in this very universe, you could say, Alternia was home to a peaceful race. Trollkind had never known the corrupting influence in their evolution which led them to perpetual war and violence.
--> Doc Scratch: That is to say, they had never known me.
** As are the stories of his adoptive mother, the Dolorosa, and his girlfriend, the Disciple.
** Andrew's shenanigans in the banner during this don't help.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005955 Here,]] the Sufferer is tortured with hot irons and held against an iron jut for his defiance. Upon closer inspection, hes the MemeticMutation Pantskat, come to life.
** And because merely referencing [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?39795-PantsKat the meme]] is never enough for Hussie, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005854 here]] is fedorafreak, while lamenting the the loss of [[TearJerker "departed family members"]], accidentally alchemising "useless, excessively tall pant". Moments later, he announces he is [[CrowningMomentofFunny donning the tall pant as a defensive garmant]], getting a sudden inexplicable boost of confidence in martial prowess, and on the very next page we hear from him as he [[TearJerker dies from a fatal wound]], likely inflicted as a result of misplaced confidence in martial prowess. [[HopeSpot However]], at the time he was resting on an "[[CameBackStrong horizontal stone slab exhibiting unidentified iconography]]"...
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005975 GO,]] HANDMAID, GOOOOOOOO[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005981 OOOOOOH CRAP.]]
** And immediately after, Hussie [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/sbahj.php?s=6&p=005982 SNOPS]] the page layout so that it looks like it was ripped from Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff. He was indeed snaping wrong.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005985 SHOOOOOOSH!!!]]
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006007 Courtyard Droll kills Jade, and then dances jauntily.]]
* The White Queen and King reunite for all of 10 seconds before being slaughtered by Bec Noir.
** Nearly all of Cascade. Bec is sad about Jade's death and destroys the kids' universe in the next cut (in his future, but still...); the King and Queen reunite before getting slaughtered along with all exiles except PM; the trolls' universe is destroyed while Jade ascends; the Green Sun is created, but the trolls escape from their universe and PM confronts Bec. And, of course, the GrimDark Act 5 Part 2 ends [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome with Jade and John escaping the Scratch with most of their session in tow and Rose and Dave ascending]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome right out of the Green Sun]]''.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006056 Jane answers Lalonde,]] the teenage HardDrinkingPartyGirl, with [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a hilarious conversation,]] until the audience learns [[ConspicuouslyPublicAssassination recent attempts were made on Jane's life.]] OhCrap.
* After the relatively benign beginning of Act 6, what with [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006059 shenanigans]] [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006071 and]] [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006104 such]], it's revealed that [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006115 Jake's dreamself is dead.]]
* In story: Jake [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006130 concludes an epic confrontation with a giant beast]]. Then he accidentally [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006132 shoots]] [[TheWoobie Tinkerbull]]
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006182 [S] Jane: Get mail. ]]
** ''The updates following that''.
** A main character has possibly just died, ''but god forbid we run out of green curtain cloth''.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006211 PM is about to face off with Jack]], it looks like an epic battle is about to begin, and what does the viewer see? A heart over Jack's head, and a spade over PM's. Awwwww.
** And then Jack leaves, and Serenity begs PM to help WV. And ''then'' we see that Sollux is dead, and while Karkat is crying Gamzee just seems to be staring into space, ruining the moment again.
*** And ''then'' we find out Gamzee was actually looking at the undead Sollux floating above them with Aradia, Rose, and Dave.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006273 Karkat's breakdown]] is hilarious...until you go to the hidden part with NicolasCage's NightmareFace and horribly distorted voice. Not to mention that the face appears to be a green skull with a familiar rainbow patter under his chin, raising all sorts of disturbing possibilities.
** '''''AND YOU...GOT ONE'''''
* Originally, the strife with Becquerel was to jaunty sci-fi music, called Mutiny, fitting for the space adventures and warpy whooshy stuff we see, followed by a [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming joyful and cute]], 8 bit victory tune. When the artist of Mutiny got into a fight with Hussie and left[[note]]this is partially why there's no link to the music, as said artist has been DMCA'ing Website/YouTube links[[/note]], this was replaced with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8pYiN_Pjc Unbreakable Union]] a MUCH darker track with Tribal drums and increasingly intense piano and synth effects. The victory music was left unchanged.
* After receiving the revelation that Karkat accidentally gave the entire human universe cancer and gave the kids the bad luck that accidentally gave Jack Noir the ring, we get another SBAHJ in-joke:
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006495 Dream!Jane's Alive!]] {{Squee}}! [[OhNoNotAgain Oh NO...]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006496 Jack's]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006497 about]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006498 to]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006499 rekill!]] OhCrap! [[DidntSeeThatComing Wait...]][[BigDamnHeroes The White Queen]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006500 rescues Jane!]] [[EpicFail PFFT]]...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny HAHAHAHAHAHA!]]
* We find out that [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006565 the Condesce has taken over the world]] and Dirk and Roxy are living in a post-apocalyptic future under her rule... then we go straight into the intermission, where [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006571 Andrew is nursing Spades Slick back to health]] and feeding him lusus milk.
** Continuing from that scene, Ms. Paint [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006575 seems quite happy to bring Jack soup]]. She [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006576 even makes him]] [[ShipTease a paper]] [[CrackPairing Scotty Dog!]] So she [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006577 walks out in the hallway to bring him the soup]], but as Hussie calls for her [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006578 she stops]] and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006579 drops]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006580 the soup]]...[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006581 right next]] [[EldritchAbomination to a cue stick pegleg]]. [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006582 Oh]] [[RageAgainstTheAuthor crap.]] ''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006583 Oh]] [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou crap.]]'' '''''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006584 OH]] [[OhCrap CRAP!]]'''''
*** And after ''that'' [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006585 we get another memo from Karkat]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006586 where he yells at himself again.]]
* Andrew Hussie [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006701 finally]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006702 stands up]] against Lord English. Of course it'd be a lot more badass if [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006703 his gun]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006704 was loaded]].
** Which was immediately preceded by Hussie saving Spades Slick from [[BigBad Lord English]]... [[CrossesTheLineTwice by tossing the bedridden Slick]] [[WorstAid off the balcony]].
*** ...And then coming full circle with us [[OhCrap actually watching]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?game=save&s=6&p=006711 him die]] [[TearJerker during a heartfelt apology]] [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext to Rufio]].
*** And then, after ''that'', Andrew wakes up in a dream bubble version of Tavros's planet and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny proposes to Vriska]].
* [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006725 Jane meets Gamzee in her land]], and her reation is hilarious. Then, [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006727 he sells her potions.]] ''Potions made of the blood of his friends.''
** ''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006731 He takes out the remains of Tavros and Vriska ]]'' and '''''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006733 PROTOTYPES THEM!]]''''' If that's not BodyHorror, I don't know what is. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Jane's screaming and Gamzee casually waving in the background helps though.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoDoHYltcyM DD: Ascend More Casually.]] Highlights include [[TearJerker Ms Paint mourning Hussie's death,]] [[CrackPairing John and Gamzee]] kissing, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Vriska clocking Hussie like a rag doll,]] and [[OhCrap DD putting on the Black Queen's ring]] [[BreatherEpisode after taking it easy with coffee, music, ring spinning, and Grey Lady porn.]] [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Seriously.]]
** Followed by "unleashing the awesome powers of the ring" by... becoming invisible, then snarking that that's a pointless power, then...
--> DD: Use Red Miles.
* After making Dirk draw very tame and hilarious "pornography", it's revealed that uu murdered UU and is going LaughingMad about it.
** '''And then''' he says he wants to [[FreudianSlip mate with her.]] Which he promptly corrects into checkmating her.
*** Well, I wouldn't call it a FreudianSlip and more of Freud tripping over an erect phallus and falling down 12 flights of stairs. [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006335 And then his cigar explodes comically in his face.]]
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006936 Jane:]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006939 See Roxy in danger,]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006940 then]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006941 perform]] RunningGag, then [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006946 meet]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006947 Dirk]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006948 in danger,]] then [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006950 see Jake,]] then [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006951 crush]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny on]] [[PuppyLove him.]]
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/storyfiles/hs2/scraps/roxyisthisyoU.gif UU shows Roxy a drawing,]] then TheReveal [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006991 begins.]]
* During Calliope's reveal, we see that she and uu share the same body and they live on a planet ready to get destroyed by their sun. After TheReveal, we get uu drawing his ridiculously, pathetically horrible scribbles of the ''deaths and [=KOs=]'' of the Alpha Kids, while mocking both them and Calliope's fondness for them.
** We are also treated to the revelations that they live in a building on the meteor that Rose, Dave, and the Trolls took to the Alpha universe -- meaning that they are in the same universe in the future -- and that the planet they collided with is infested with shitty jpeg Statues of Liberty.
* In the middle of the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] Dirk: Synchronize, Dirk takes a stop to give Meenah a high-five.
** Oh man, look at how awesome Dirk is! He's flying around! He's pulling sweet tricks on a rocket board! He's...uh...beheading himself...
*** Then, in the pages afterward, we get an [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007144 overly amorous Auto-Responder]], [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007150 An extremely hammed-up Corpse Makeout]], and [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007152 more of Jane's faces begging to be put in places where they don't belong.]] In between shots of Dirk being awesome.
* After the epic events of Dirk: Unite, the B2 kids [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007160 triumphantly enter the Medium together]]. And then [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007161 someone else enters]] too, and Lord English unleashes his terrifying powers for the first time.
* Right in the middle of Caliborn: Enter, one of the most [[NightmareFuel Terrifying]] Flashes yet, we learn that the godtier Page outfit includes ''speedoes''.
** What do we cut to after said terrifying flash? Meenah grinning and running down a flight of stairs like a doofus past a giant golden statue of herself.
* Part two of the [=A6I3=] game: after an extremely silly signed conversation, Meulin goes on a quest to find and give to Kurloz Gamzee's purple god tier cod-piece. Cue TheReveal: Kurloz takes control of Meulin's thoughts and speaks with her mind-to-mind in praise of Lord English, then does his part by slipping into a hidden place in the dreambubble to give the codpiece to Gamzee. Speak to Meulin again and the two will go right back to silly signs...though Meulin does claim that she feels a little strange...
* John and Jack are in the midst of an epic climactic skirmish, with the Heir of Breath nearly bringing the finishing blow to the Sovereign Slayer... And then they both stop to find that Rose has been watching them both.
* After Rose gives Kanaya a BigDamnKiss, complete with LensFlare, she promptly passes out from drunkenness and slides down a flight of stairs, leaving behind a shoe.
** Doubly jarring since immediately before that, Gamzee's nightmare-inducing honks had been making an appearance. Meaning that it jerked from "scary" to "heartwarming" to "funny" within a handful of posts.
* Gamzee appears before Caliborn. Cue MassOhCrap from the audience. Then Caliborn nonchalantly guns him down. Cue [[Funny/{{Homestuck}} epileptic laughter]] from the audience.
* Hussie describes the absolute horror of a session that Caliborn is about to go through, so what does he do? Stick a piece of Candy Corn in his teeth and poses stupidly.
* After Dirk and Lil Hal have a depressingly existential conversation, the former agrees to uphold his promise to prototype the latter... Only to find that Gamzee beat him to the punch with Equuis, leaving the pair [[BeatPanel staring blankly at each other]] ''[[OverlyLongGag for four panels]]'', while Gamzee honks like a gleeful idiot in the background.
* Jane returns to her home breaking into fits of tears after everything reminds her of her (presumably) dead father. Then she gets a time-displaced letter from Calliope, causing her to openly sob. Then the Condesce contacts her speaking like a cross between WV and Meenah, complete with sassy pink glittery text.
** While Jane is alchemizing the Jujus, [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Gamzee]] appears out of nowhere [[MysteriousWatcher to watch]].
** Jane combines both suckers, and reluctantly licks them to recieve their power. That's when '''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007611 this]]''' happens.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007638 After Jane and Jake]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007639 recruit]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007640 Roxy into tricksterdom,]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007643 Roxy decides to include Fefetasprite into their ADVENTURE.]] What should foreshadow NightmareFuel like another forced abduction becomes a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming between [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007646 her and Erisolsprite.]]
** Right before heading off to Dirk's planet to assimilate him. It was amusing to see him refuse and hold Roxy off, informing the three they're mentally insane, with the possible hope of escape. Then Arquiusprite goes to inform him he might as well get Trickster-fied in order to be happy for once and that [[YouCantFightFate fighting them will do no good]]. All while mentioning his muscles in between.
** And then Dirk is turned into a trickster... But remains the same, in personality. Which means he's displeased and deadpan about the whole situation. And then Fefetasprite explodes. Whiplash of this magnitude requires seatbelts.
** The whole incident is then followed up by [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007663 a late Christmas celebration]].
** Followed by [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007664 worldbuilding]].
** And then a NightmareFuel Flash of [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007677 zooming in on a Zilly Santa's nose with a demonic-sounding version of the silly version of Jingle Bells playing in the background]].
** And to top it all off, Trickster Mode is [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007678 suddenly disengaged]], with Jane looking tweaked out of her mind. Caliborn is not pleased with this turn of events.
* After a calm time of the Post-Scratch Kids talking about their feelings and realizing their problems, we have Alpha Jack get a gift from Gamzee with Lil Cal inside. Followed by him sawing his left leg off saw-style, cutting out his eyes, and implanting Lil Cals eyes into his own sockets. (Not to mention they now look like Lord English's eyes.) Finally breaking out of prison, obliterating Prospit and its moon in the process.
* In the AwesomeMomentOfCrowning sequence for the new Godtiers, the awesome-looking costumes are shown in close detail... And then there's get a close-up of Jake's speedo.
** And then we are reminded that Jack is still there.
*** And then we go back to the speedo, after Jade shows up and warps Jack away.
*** ''[[OverlyLongGag And then]]'' the Condesce hijacks Jade, who helps her hijack Jane via Tiaratop, which leads to Dirk's own exile to the Furthest Ring and Roxy and Jake's capture. And then the act ends with the Condesce happily smoking a cigar while swimming in her mountains of riches.
* At the end of Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 2, we get a closeup of John's drooling sleepy-face. The page right after, we see that LE has been hard at work ruining Paradox Space in an eerily [[SinisterGeometry circular]] fashion.
* Gamzee caring for toddler Calliope? [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007885 Heartwarming.]] Gamzee having to put up with toddler Caliborn? ''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007887 Hilarious!]]''
* A rather sweet moment between the Serkets is quickly undermined by Vriska and Meenah making fun of Aranea and high-fiving. Then, as we're being treated to Aranea's unamused expression, we cut away to the shocking reveal of Terezi with healed eyes.
* Then there's the intervention, which spins between heartwarming, hilarious, and sad so quickly even Creator/JossWhedon would get dizzy.
* Aradia's shocking declaration of wanting to see everything break about is met with a FacePalm by John.
-->oh my god, you are all so insane!
* One page, Vriska is [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007954 dramatically leaping into the volcano's crater]] after delivering a speech about what she believes in. The next... well, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007955 words can't really do it justice.]]
* In the midst of Meenah's [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] confession to John, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007970 Aradia stands nearby]], still [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007972 smiling]].
* After John gets sucked into the treasure, Vriska looks on in shock - only for the tension of the moment to be completely ruined by Meenah being seconds too late to imaple John again, to her disdain.
* After Grimbark!Jade shows up to confront her old friends (while Gamzee watches, nonetheless), Dave and Karkat make ridiculous-looking OhCrap frowns.
* After Karkat gets [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008230 stabbed with a trident]], John treats us with a little CallBack to [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007623 this]].
* Similarily to the above instance, WV gets [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008288 pushed into the lava of LOHAC.]] Then, right after Dave rescues him, we get [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=008291 this]].
* Jane's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Jake ends with a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Spimpsonesque]] close up on her mouth with her saying "You're lucky you're so hot."
* Jake's transformation via the Hopesplosion is terrifying at first. Then he starts belted out [[LargeHam Hamtacular]] catchphrases.
** Whiplashed again when it becomes apparent that Jake is way too strong for his own good... Leading to a ''Anime/DragonBallZ''-style [[HamToHamCombat confrontation]].
** Whiplashed even further after Jake knocks her out. The scene seems sort of hopeful, as Jade shed her Grimbarkness... Only for Aranea to [[MoralEventHorizon drop a house on her unconscious body in order to kill her]].
** ''This'' is subsequently whiplashed by the use of a [[BlackComedy darkly]] [[RefugeInAudacity humorous]] ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' "refrance"... Only to be immediately whiplashed once more with Aranea's ensuring that Jade will not be resurrected. '''Damn'''.
* While Brain Ghost Dirk is facing off with Aranea and Terezi is giving Gamzee a B34TDOWN, Jane decides to take the opportunity to revive Jade...only to find Jack, PM, and Dave simultaneously fighting over her corpse.
--> JANE: Son of a dick.
* Calliope's lament of her inability to help anyone starts off sad. Once Jade shows up, things take a turn for the sillier (and sweeter) in a matter of a few panels.
* In the midst of Aranea's "ressurection" Jane tries to jump her... Only to be forced into sleep by Aranea's powers, in the goofiest-looking way possible. Even then, Jane is able to continue her assault ''[[{{Determinator}} through sheer willpower alone]]''. '''[[RefugeInAudacity While sleepwalking]]'''.
* Gamzee becoming free of mind control leads to a brief moment where he is absolutely terrified at Terezi's behavior, leading her to believe that he's been brainwashed the whole time, causing her to have a somber MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. Then, he goes '''absolutely insane''' in an inexplicable fit of rage and [[WouldHitAGirl decks her in the face]] in a terrifying fashion.
* The first major flash update since the gigapause ended, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/GAMEOVER/ [S] Game Over]] whiplashes harder than anything we've ever seen yet. It starts with John having a FauxHorrific breakdown over bad manga drawings by Caliborn... it just goes downhill from there. The scene we left off at? With Condy and Aranea and Jake and Jane and Dave and Rose and Kanaya and Gamzee and all those guys? [[KillEmAll Only one or two of them are left alive by the end.]]
* Act 6 Act 6 Act 4 has Caliborn up to his antics as an "artist" after his NoHoldsBarredBeatdown courtesy of John, with parodies of Kickstarter and Bitcoin thrown in along the way. Then Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 4 kicks in on a much more sobering note, with John floating through the Incipisphere, just looking at all of the [[ColonyDrop planetary wreckage]] from Condy's fight with Aranea. But then, hope, as [[HesBack Dirk is back from the Void]].
* A little later on, John and Roxy are sat depressed together on LOPAN, contemplating whether going on is worth it thanks to Rose's death. Suddenly, Terezi comes spiraling in for a crash landing on the planet. She is not looking good. Then, she stumbles over to John... and delivers a headbutt with a resounding DOOF, leaving John with a stupid look on his face and a bloody nose.
-->[=F1X TH1S=]
* Then it immediately switches to Jade and Calliope being cute together, complete with Jade looking like a troll...until Jade begins telling a story about how John died.
* At which point it switches back to John speaking with Terezi. He first asks why Terezi is wearing Jade's shoes, and he learns that Jade and the others are dead. When he asks why Terezi thought taking Jade's shoes was appropriate, she has this to say.
-->[=1 4M ONLY FL3SH 4ND BLOOD=]
** She remains adamant about John fixing everything, and is unsympathetic to John's lack of control over his powers. The bickering continues until Roxy (who previously tried to play mediator) asks if John has ever seen his denizen. The fact that that question has a panel all to itself-- the last panel in the update for that matter-- implies that the answer to this question is VERY important.
* Just at the end of Act 6 Act 5 Act 5 the reader is shown the [[NightmareFuel horrifying]] revelation that Lord English has always been "already here" inside of Lil' Cal at a rapid pace (although the mood is somewhat spoiled by all the [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]] "CONFIRMED" imagery and the MSPA Reader [[RunningGag making a dash for the suicide stump and the gun]]). Right after this, the mood flips to [[HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming]] as Vriska leafs through the images of her trip on the meteor.
* The "character selection screen" ends with Roxy presenting Kanaya with the new Matriorb, with the latter [[TearsOfJoy crying with joy]] and the former reassuring her that things will be fine. The very next conversation between Vriska, (Vriska) and Meenah [[TearJerker goes straight in the other direction]], as Vriska [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech lays into]] (Vriska) hard enough to drive her to tears.

[[folder:Funny Aneurysm Moment]]
'''> Comprehend initially funny sitatutions that later turn grimdark.'''

''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is so full of these, it's getting to the point that laughing at ''anything'' is a dicey proposition. [[BlackComedy Not that that will stop us.]]
* The throwaway line about the Sassacre tome being large enough to kill a cat becomes a bit somber when it turns out that the book is actually what killed Jaspers.
* [[JokeItem Can Town]] counts. Wayward Vagabond pretending to be adored by a bunch of citizen cans becomes a lot less funny once we learn he once led a rebel army only to see it wiped out by Jack Noir, with him being the only survivor. The hints that it is his way of dealing with the trauma only make it worse.
* [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002999 Tavros trolling Dave pathetically]]. He ends up blocking Dave. Later, we find out that [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004001 Tavros is pretty much a walking]] TearJerker. What was initially a CrowningMomentOfFunny turned out to be caused by Tavros' total lack of self-confidence.
** Hell, Tavros Nitram is one of the best examples of this. Prior to Act 5, he was only ever drawn from the waist up, leading to an in-joke in the community that he was in a wheel chair. Well, Act 5 comes around, and guess what...
** Made even more painful by the fact that his first physical appearances shows him [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003837 leaping around Prospit.]]
* At first it is merely said that "You [Sollux] [[ItMakesSenseInContext do not under any circumstance eat the MIND HONEY]]. The consequences are highly unpleasant." At this point, you [the reader] might even get a little chuckle out of it; at that point in the narrative, we have seen many characters dislike things for weird reasons that don't seem so bad. Then Sollux accidentally ingests a bit and destroys his hive (home) with EyeBeams, because those are the aforementioned "consequences". You might find this pretty funny, really. Though it might be horrifying, because of the EyeBeams. That depends on your interpretation - at this point. But ultimately we find out that at one point in the past, he was ''forced'' to do this and it killed his beloved Aradia. The benign, understated, almost wry way the topic was introduced contrasts heavily with its sobering actual meaning.
* The humor within [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004121 this scene]] is spoiled in hindsight of Act 5 Act 2, when Equuis does smile... ''by being strangled to death''.
** Gamzee's Hero Mode shot. A [=CMoA=] until it was remade into Murder Mode. The original is just as disturbing by association now.
* Dave trolls Gamzee by showing him a video of the Music/InsaneClownPosse, claiming that they are the "Mirthful Messiahs" of his religion, leading to a particularly amusing scene. ''Then'' we find out that his religion was really the only thing that kept him from falling off the deep end, and he becomes AxCrazy as a result of Dave's mockery.
** Everyone who thought that Gamzee's background honks were hilarious are regretting every giggle because of this, since it's his MadnessMantra.
** Let's just say that pretty much any joke relating to Gamzee before he went crazy and started killing people is a potential example.
** It gets worse when you consider that for the B2 kids the ICP were TheQuisling for the Condesce.
* Jade notes that Dave didn't prototype his Kernelsprite with a dead relative because he was "too cool" to have a family member die. Under a hundred pages later, Bro is KilledOffForReal.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004943 This]] strip made Rose's "empty suicide attempt" in [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002288 this]] flash seem much less funny. The strip immediately following it mitigated this somewhat.
** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005948 Speaking of empty suicide threats...]] Not to mention, pretty much any interaction Doc Scratch has ever had with any of the kids or trolls just got a billion times creepier in retrospect.
* One of the ongoing jokes, the flammability of shaving cream, takes a considerably dark turn in the 10/25/11 updates, when CD uses Dad's shaving cream hooked up to a bomb to kill Jade's realself. However, in the following flash, it's revealed that Jade can still go God Tier with her dream self turned into a sprite, so she comes back to life.
* John's [[SitcomArchNemesis enmity]] towards Betty Crocker seems silly at first. Then it turns out that Betty Crocker is an evil alien empress who has massacred hundreds of planets, working for a HumanoidAbomination, and in an alternate timeline her corporation has branched into virtually everything, and is brainwashing humanity. "The heinous batterwitch has her gnarled claws in everything", indeed.
* Dave's HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood at the hands of Bro (including but not limited to unnervingly sexual puppets left everywhere, swords that regularly fall out of the fridge or cabinets, and regular fights with Dave that send him falling down the stairs) may have become this now that we've met Bro's Alpha universe counterpart Dirk and not only is he a really nice guy deep down, if every bit as weird as Bro always was, but he's very wary at even the idea of having children because he's convinced he would be a terrible parent. During a deep talk the two have in LOTAK, Dave eventually reveals that he resents his brother through and through for simply not giving a shit about him, and Dirk finally gets a chance to be the brother Dave wished he had.
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/storyfiles/hs2/scraps/roxyisthisyoU.gif This]] picture Calliope for Roxy is kind of heartwarming. Until the Trickster Mode shenanigans: The lollipop Roxy's holding in the picture is the trickster juju lollipop, and Trickster!Roxy looks ''exactly'' like Calliope's art. Then it gets kind of creepy.
* Pretty much any mention of Creator/BillCosby in the comic becomes this, given [[OvershadowedByControversy real life events]].
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