The Fairly Odd Parents: Tropes K to R
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- Kafka Komedy: Timmy's life is so horrible that he must have fairy godparents to compensate for it. Even then, a poorly thought-out wish can make his problems worse.
- And sometimes, even a well thought out wish can backfire, as shown in the episode Just The Two of Us, showing that Timmy is indeed a Cosmic Plaything and Butt Monkey.
- When Chester got Norm as his Fairy, his wishes make everything worse for the world. Wishing the penguins weather would get warmer, the Earth gets closer to the sun melting the polar ice caps.
- When Cosmo becomes Super Not-Cosmo some of his heroics ended up becoming worse, the dam he fixed bursts, the volcano he plugged erupted, and the cat he picked up a tree was a tree cat that goes berserk when its out taken out of its tree.
- Kamehame Hadouken:
- Kangaroo Court: See Joker Jury above.
- Kavorka Man: Winston Dunsworth, a nerd who appeared in the episode, had no problem getting women.
- Keet: Cosmo and arguably Timmy.
- Peppy Happy Gary qualifies as well.
- Karma Meter: In "Power Mad," where Timmy wishes up a challenging virtual reality game in which you can die if you lose your three lives and Chester and A.J. get stuck in it, Timmy sacrifices his own last life to save theirs. The game rewards him for his Heroic Sacrifice with enough points for a 1Up.
- The Kid with the Remote Control: Timmy
- And in Channel Chasers he gets a literal remote control that makes him go into any TV show he wants!
- Kids Are Cruel: Timmy is sometimes this
- Kid Hero: Timmy Turner. While he usually fits the trope Designated Hero, there have been situations where events have been beyond his control. When this happens, he WILL step up to the plate and become a genuine hero. Wishology is the best known example of this.
- Kissing Under the Influence: Trixie and Timmy on separate occasions, Cupid in Apartnership
- Anyone hit by Cupid's arrows.
- Knight of Cerebus: Crocker in The Movie Abra Catastrophe is played much more seriously.
- Knight Templar: The Power Pals eventually become this.
- Lampshade Hanging: The show enjoys doing this
- Land of Faerie: Fairy World
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: The point of The Crimson Chin. Crash Nebula has it too.
- Jorgen sports one but the justice part may tend to vary.
- Latin Lover: Inverted with Juandissimo, as he wants Wanda, but she won't have him.
- Played with, as Wanda enjoys his affections at the Fairy Spa, and she is known to have romantic chocolate-related dreams about him.
- Large Ham: Mark, the Crimson Chin, Dr. Rip Studwell
- FAIRY! GOD! PARENTS!!! * Contorts and spasms uncontrollably*
- Foop, the Anti-Fairy baby, has a penchant for grand, evil speeches full of dramatic weight.
- Legion of Doom: The Body of Evil
- Leitmotif: Bunches that show up in the Title Card, most frequently.
- Norm the Genie gets the "Arabian Nights" sounding tune.
- Chip Skylark gets twangy electric guitar.
- Mr. Crocker has one that started in either "The Secret Origins Of Denzel Crocker" or "Abra-Catastrophe."
- Mark Chang gets retro 50s sci-fi music complete with theremin.
- The Crimson Chin, being a superhero, has his Theme Tune for his Leitmotif, but also has a secondary tune that plays during his episodes.
- Catman has a Suspiciously Similar Song to the 1960s Batman Theme Tune.
- Leprechaun: In The Big Bash
- Lethal Chef: Subverted with Timmy's mom. Her food looks absolutely revolting and is heavily implied to be alive. When the other characters finally give it a chance, though, it turns out to be gourmet quality.
- Limited Animation: Due to having thick lines, this is to be expected.
- Lip Lock: Parodied in Formula For Disaster
- Literal Genie: Norm uses this to get his way
- This also becomes his undoing when he was in Timmy's possession. Timmy wished for a lawyer and that's what he got.
- Locked in a Freezer: Timmy and Vicky in Snow Bound
- Logical Weakness: In season three episode twenty six H2Olga is defeated not by the Crimson Chin's superpowers, but by being absorbed into the diaper of the baby he was watching.
- Adds a bit of insult to injury on the Ursula-esque villainess's part that the diaper was ultra absorbent absorbing not only her but the large amount of water that flooded chincinatti from Timmy's bath that gave her the power to nearly beat the Chin.
- Even more so that this happened only a minute after she was monologuing up against the walls of her absorbent, baby-powdery smelling prison about getting revenge on the chin as soon as she got out of it.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Remy Buxaplenty. Possibly Trixie Tang.
- Long Runner: show started in 2001, after its appearance by a series of shorts from Oh Yeah! Cartoons
- Lotus-Eater Machine: the beginning of part 3 of Wishology
- Love Dodecahedron: Timmy and about six girls, (seven if you count Cindy of Jimmy Neutron), combined with Puppy Love
- Love Hungry: The focus of one of Timmy's wishes to make Trixie love him.
- Love Letter Lunacy: In Information Stuperhighway
- Love Makes You Crazy: Trixie in Just The Two Of Us!
- Love Makes You Uncreative: In the "Chin-dred Spirits" episode, Timmy grows bored with the Crimson Chin comics because the superhero's become a sobbing wreck out of loneliness in his latest issues, so Timmy wishes him a girlfriend, the superheroine Golden Locks. He then wishes to see next month's issue in hopes to see some long-awaited superhero action, and finds that the Chin's fallen so head-over-heels that the comic's become absolutely mushy.
- Love Potion: Cupid's love arrows
- Lower Deck Episode: "The Big Scoop"
- Low-Speed Chase: Timmy is trying to outrun his mind-controlled friends, who are trying to capture and brainwash him. However, their scooters are set to a mere 2 mph — any faster would mean they would spill their milk (the source of the mind control).
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Parodied
- Magically Binding Contract: In the episode "Temporary Fairy". The contract also look remarkably like Ursula's.
- Magic Versus Science: In the Jimmy Neutron crossovers.
- Make a Wish: The series premise.
- Making a Splash: Crimson Chin villain H2Olga
- Male Gaze: In a memorable example Timmy's mom is in the Miss Dimmsdale Pageant, and shows Timmy that her old bikini still fits. Timmy's eye twitches, but for every male fan....
- Mama Bear: Wanda and sometimes Mrs. Turner.
- Marshmallow Dream: Chester wakes up eating his pillow, says "You're not the giant marshmallow. Oh well!" and continues eating.
- Masquerade: Timmy is required to keep his fairy godparents a secret, or he will lose them
- May Contain Evil: The evil Gigglepies pretend to be prizes in cereal boxes
- May the Farce Be with You
- McNinja: Poof in Wishology.
- Meaningful Name: Princess Mandie (pronounced Man-DIE not Mandy.)
- Timmy Turner
- Timmy's neighbor the DINKleburgsnote
- Meganekko: Tootie. This trope is removed for the Live Action Movie ''Grow Up, Timmy Turner!", in which She Is All Grown Up.
- The Men in Black: The MERF agents, Chester and AJ in Hail to the Chief
- Me's a Crowd: The focus of an Oh Yeah! Cartoons short, due to all the demands of a bedridden Vicky
- Mid-Battle Tea Break: "Abra-Catastrophe" was the Trope Namer and provided the image.
- Mickey Mousing: Used with good effect in the No Dialogue Episode (the aptly titled "Pipe down!"), counting as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for Butch Hartman himself.
- Midlife Crisis Car: Timmy's dad's cars
- Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: While being put through Fairy Academy, Cosmo ended up destroying Pompei, turned Xanadu into Pittsburg, and sank Atlantis... NINE TIMES.
- Mirror-Cracking Ugly: Mr. Crocker
- Missed the Call: Turbo Thunder
- Missing Mom: For the following: Wanda, Chester, Trixie, Wendell
- Mistaken for Murderer: Big Daddy's group in Big Wanda
- Mr. Seahorse: Cosmo in Fairly OddBaby. Then again, this is apparently how fairy pregnancy works (presumably because Butch Hartman wants to dissuade you from thinking too deeply into fairy pregnancy).
- Moment Killer: Mark, Mr. Turner, and Jorgen in Wishology
- Momma's Boy: Cosmo
- Mooks: The Eliminators
- Mordor: Dimmsdale under Crocker's rule
- More Hypnotizable Than He Thinks: In "Crocker Shocker", when Crocker's therapist decided to hypnotize him, Crocker fell asleep in the middle of the bragging.
- The Movie: Holds the record at Nick for the most made-for-TV movies with a total of 10 films so far. (12 if you count the Wishology movies as separate films)
- Mr. Fanservice: Juandissimo, parodied because he thinks of himself as sexy. Played straight, however, in Fairy Idol.
- Multiple-Choice Past: how Mr. and Mrs. Turner met
- Mundane Made Awesome: Twistory. Aside from the episode itself (alongside Hail To The Chief, tied to it) being a glorified educational episode, it doesn't just involve Timmy doing his essay by directly asking the Founding Fathers themselves, but for doing so, Timmy hosts a self-titled talk-show, the "Timmy Turner Show". Filmed in Timmy's treehouse. Timmy himself just seems to be screaming to the audience, like, "hey look, it's educational yet entertaining". However, when his wish (as usual) backfires, since the Founding Fathers' absence from their age turns the States back to the British colony they once were, well... I think you know what happens.
- Mundane Wish: Crocker teams up with Norm the genie but instead of simply wishing Timmy to Mars (as Norm suggests) or simply wishing to have a fairy in his possession he wastes his wishes on parts for ridiculous traps that backfire on him. Norm allows Crocker to wish for more wishes — which he does by wishing for them three at a time — and continues to waste them.
- While many of Timmy's wishes seem wasteful, they don't qualify because he has unlimited wishes. In fact, it's actually bad for the fairies if he doesn't constantly wish for things
- Musical Episode: School's Out: The Musical. The holiday specials also feature musical numbers.
- My Beloved Smother: Mama Cosma
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: In One Man Banned, when Mr. Turner saves Timmy after he played the triangle badly, he does this to Mr. Dinkleberg.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Juandissimo towards Remy Buxaplenty
- Naked People Are Funny: Timmy in the episodes Crime Wave and Emotion Commotion
- Timmy's was lampshaded when comic book people believed he was the infamous super hero 'Naked Lad'. (Bonus points for the comic book cover; it's Timmy's head with a musclar body!)
- And Francis, in "Evil University"
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Jorgen Von Strangle.
- Truant Officer Shallowgrave
- Princess Mandie (pronounced "Man-Die")
- National Stereotypes
- Negative Continuity:
- In the original Oh Yeah Cartoons pilot, it showed that Timmy got Cosmo and Wanda when he was ten, and on the very first night Vicky came to babysit. But in the first movie special Abracatastrophe it states that Timmy didn't get Cosmo and Wanda until a whole year of having Vicky in his life, and when he was nine years old.
- In the episode The Switch Glitch, it is stated that a fairy god parent cannot leave their godchild unless the child says, "I'm happy and I don't need my godparents anymore", but in Fairy Idol it states that they can quit anytime they want.
- Especially in light of the Wishology special. This special had featured a considerable amount of Character Development for many of the minor characters. In particular, the main character, Timmy, finally was Genre Savvy. Subsequent seasons show NONE of these developments.
- Nerds Are Sexy: Winston Dunnsworth, who appeared in the episode "A Bad Case Of Diary-Uh!", has this appeal In-Universe.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Timmy frequently, especially when it came to Crocker's fairy obsession (actually that was Cosmo's fault.)
- Niche Network: "Teeth TV" and "The Clown Channel."
- Nigh Invulnerable: The Crimson Chin
- No Arc in Archery: For Cupid, and Timmy in Abra-Catastrophe
- No Dialogue Episode: "Pipe Down"
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Timmy, definitely.
- Juandissimo in "Stupid Cupid".
- No Indoor Voice: Mr. Turnbaum has a bad habit of ANNOUNCING THAT EVERYTHING THAT HE AND HIS WIFE ARE COMMITTING IS BY THEM, THE REAL TURNBAUMS! Mrs. Turnbaum doesn't like it when he does that.
- No Name Given: Timmy's parents
- No Ontological Inertia: In the episode "Whishy Wash" Cosmo and Wanda turn into teenagers thereby getting rid of their child, Poof, yet the result of a wish they grant before then remains, as does Timmy's memory of Poof.
- No Sympathy: In the episode Bad Heir Day, Timmy, who has risked his life trying to find his godbrother, Poof, is given no sympathy by Wanda despite it being clear he's a Badly Battered Babysitter, mostly because he lied to Wanda about Poof's whereabouts.
- Noir Episode: Where's Wanda
- Non-Human Sidekick: Plenty
- Non-Singing Voice: The pixies, Cosmo in Fairy Idol
- Noodle Incident: Super Toilet: "So...much...clogging..."
- And there's this one from "Vicky Loses Her Icky":
Timmy: (holds up a net) Mom, don't ask why, but I have to stick this in Dad's pants.
Mom: Oh, is it Fathers Day already?
- We never do find out exactly why Mr. Crocker was banned from entering Cincinatti, although one can safely assume it probably had to do with proving the existence of FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!
- Not Allowed to Grow Up: All the kids. In fact, there have been various episodes depicting the last day of school (all of which pay no mind to continuity) yet they all stay in the same class, in the same grade, with the SAME teacher!
- In addition to the multiple summers, one movie explicitly takes place one year after he got his fairies, which is retconned to have happened a year earlier.
- Averted by the live action movie.
- Referenced yet AGAIN in Timmy's Secret Wish, where we discover that apparently Timmy wished that everyone on Earth, including himself would never age so he could keep Cosmo and Wanda forever...which he did 50 YEARS AGO.
- Not Now, Kiddo: Mark in Super Poof
- Now or Never Kiss: Timmy and Trixie in Wishology Part II
- Nutritional Nightmare: In "Odd Ball", various characters eat Blubber Nuggets. Chicken Nuggets made out of whale blubber.