Fiction is just awesome sometimes.
It's "great" as in "huge," by the way. Yes, I'm a huge Pikmin
Gender: I'm a man last time I checked. But that could change any second now.
Location: United States
. That is all I'll say.
Favorite stuff: See below
First off, it's three seperate words, each capitalized. Great Pikmin Fan. The reason why it may show up in lower case is because I didn't know how Wiki Words
really worked when I signed up and started typing in my username.
Just to say that if I end up posting mostly negative reviews or if they sound too negative (as of now I only have one review at all: If it Smells Like an Ed
), it doesn't mean I'm a negative person. I just find it easier to list a few pros and cons to the work and then explain on the flaws. Things I do like I will just recommend, but I usually can't think of how to pad it out into a full-review. If you notice, I fan fic rec'ed a few things (though one I'm not sure about since I hadn't read it in a really
long time) and simply can't find the right things to say.
I will try to add the above disclaimer to my furture reviews as long as there is enough space left.
Even thought my user name is Great Pikmin
Fan, I care more about other worksnote
. The name, which I got from "Great Aether" (blame Super Smash Brothers
), just stuck, so to avoid confusion I use this name.
Known on the site for entry pimping my unpublished works (mostly Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures
, which even if I go with the web comic idea it is still ironically the least likely fan fic I'll publish, not counting all those random game ideas) and being rather active in voicing my Total Drama
opinions. That is starting to cease, yet all of it is going on to this very page.
Also be sure to check out my wikipedia
and fan fiction.net
pages. (Though my profile on The Other Wiki
outdated, barring the sandbox and one small section on the TD fan fic page.) The ffn page, as the site's name implies, covers my fan fiction, while the Wikipedia page gives more info on some of the works. Both are under construction.
Work pages this troper made:
In rough chronological order. After EENE TME, things start getting clearer. Unpublished Works
are in their own list.
- Squirrel Boy
- Powerup Comics (and the darth page)
- Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
- Ffx Runner
- Ed, Edd n' Eddy: The Mis-Edventures
- William Country
- Nightmare Doors
- The Kersal Massive
- Saving Private Edwards — first in the Talking With Jon name space.
- Epic Battle Fantasy
- Grand Theft Auto Escanaba
- Grand Theft Auto Nick Series
- I made a page for Half Life Full Life Consequences in the Main/ namespace sometime between FFX Runner and Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis Edventures, but when I looked at the Fan Fic namespace, it seemed as though it had already been worked on for quite a while. Plus, the original page I made was just a one liner. Anyway, I'm not really sure if you could say I made it.
- A similar case can be made for Amorphous +. I made the page in a ptitle name, but someone else made a page w/o the ptitle name. It was made between Nightmare Doors and the Kersal Massive.
- This Trope: Unfunny joke page, the "joke" being that the page as very unelaborative as to what "this trope" is. Had a laconic that was cut quite a while after the main page (the reason being that the main page didn't exist — whoever cut listed it didn't know about it). A better example of the idea the page has is the (actually funny) How Not To Write A Trope.
- Darth Wiki/King of the Hill: Another, losley based on Uncyclopedianote , unfunny joke page. Was full of randomness before I decided to give the darth page some sort of a "canon" (which I always seem to do when making a "parody"). This made the page even dumber. The longest ex-page on this list so far (that is, unless this very user page or EENE's AE gets cut for some odd reason), cut just before I began to realize that useing the Darth Wiki to make a parody page was a bad idea.
- All Yellow/Orange Entry: An article attempting to be made out of yellow-orange links. It was very short (about 2 sentences long) and was cut afternote .
Between Kersal and Amorphous/Saving Private Edwards, I made All Red Entry
, currently the only joke page I made to not suffer the fate of these other pages.
Bad formatting of my unpublished works:
- Light Beams: This one was deleted because I wanted it to at the time. It used to have it's own Upublished Works page before moving it here then deleting the draft of the idea altogethernote , because compared to the Squirrel Boy story and Awesome Edventures, it wasn't really that strong enough for it's own page. Becides, like hell would I get to designing flash games any time soon.
- Darth Wiki/The Awesome Cast: Former name for the character sheet of Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures.
- Darth Wiki/ptitlenqh23t3y: Former name of Squirrel Boy The Real Story before the death of ptitles.
- Darth Wiki/ptitle18cp12rm: Former ptitle for Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures.
My sandboxes/tests that I started
Currently, I'm too lazy to note if these are red links or not. But yeah, unless you have some bizarre maroon-navy color blindness I'm sure you can tell.
As a note, it seems that the formatting in the Sandbox namespace is messed up. I'm guessing the admins are using the entire namespace to test stuff out with formatting, so I wouldn't be surprised to see a bizare color scheme on there one day.
I do plan on watching these.
Top favorite web games/flash games
- Super Mario Bros Crossover — The number of options you can set for this is insane. With the addition of easy and hard mode maps, as well as levels from Special, this is pretty much six Super Mario Bros games in one, and that's not even factoring the different playable characters.
- Super Mario 63 — Runouw outdid himself making this game.
- Epic Battle Fantasy trillogy — Do I really have to explain? Even Better Sequel to the max.
- Dot games, ala Powder Game and such — The Tetris Effect.
- Ninja Kiwi in general — Though Bloons Tower Defense 4 has pretty creul Bribing Your Way to Victory.
Want to hear my opinions on characters? Go to my fanfiction.net after I change it up a bit.
Trope pages for my fan fics:
Unless stated otherwise, I made all these pages myself. These are listed in order of the page's
Tropes that apply to my works:
List of Total Works
- The Eds' EDventure (Ed, Edd n Eddy, Stylistic Suck) (2009—)
- Zombie Attack! (Ed, Edd n Eddy, Stylistic Suck) (2010, possible remake & re-publishing in 2014)
- Total Drama World Tour Rewrite (Total Drama Island) (2011, remake 2013—)
- Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals (Hellsing, Stylistic Suck) (2011—2012)
- Total Zeksmit Series (Total Drama Island) (2011-2012 under the name of the Total Fan Service series, remade in 2013—)
- Sweet Jade and Hella John (Homestuck, Stylistic Suck) (2012—2013)
- Onionstuck (Pikmin) (2012?)
- Movie Day (Ed, Edd n Eddy) (2012—)
- Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks (The Big Bang Theory, Stylistic Suck) (2012—)
- Kids Fit the Trolls (Homestuck, Stylistic Suck) (2012, sequels possible)
- Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals (Homestuck, Stylistic Suck) (2012—)
- 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems (Homestuck) (2013—)
- Gumball Versus Satan (The Amazing World of Gumball, Stylistic Suck) (2013—)
- Carl Stevens Universe (Steven Universe, Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals crossover)
- OT32 Shenanigans (Homestuck, supliment stories to 496 that sorta acts as an AU to it)
- Homestuck Rewrite (Homestuck, Stealth Parody)
- Everburn (Mega Crossover, mainly King of the Hill)
- Soap: the Lost Element (Original)
- The Real Story (Squirrel Boy)
- Crackcest Decathalon (All of them Homestuck)
- Attack of the Killer Time Beetles!
- A World Tour (That's Better than the Other World Tour I Once Wrote) (From here on out, these aren't worked on so much as ideas.)
- Code Milky Green(: How Getting a House Fumigated Saved an Alien Planet)
- Stridercest Vs Birdmen
- Total Drama Is- Wait... (May rework premise)
- Crystal Clear
- Hotel HAUNTED!
- SIMPSONS (The Simpsons)
- Sequels to Kids Fit the Trolls:
- Kids Fit the Alphas
- Kids Fit the New Trolls
- Kids Fit the Cals
- OR all of the sequels's concepts are merged into one: Act 5 Vs Act 6
- Potential remake of an earlier thing I wrote waaaaaay before even TEE, Simpsons Meets Brandy and Mr. Whiskers
- Brandy 2 (sequel to the above)
- Sequel seasons to Total Zeksmit:
- Total Zeksmit Island
- Total Zeksmit Woods
- Total Zeksmit: Campsites Around the World
- Total Zeksmit Side Stories (Like OT32 Shenanigans, surreal suppliment AUs with some ties to the original fic. Planned tp begin after getting out chapter 7 of TZP.)
- Rewrite Trilogy (All of them Total Drama Island)
- Total Drama Island
- Total Drama Action
- Total Drama Galaxy
- Anyone Can Die: Unless it's a Homestuck fan fic that's not Sweet Jade and Hella John. Kids Fit may or may not play this straight too; I have to work on that.
- Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: Number of fan works published: 13. Number being worked on on average right now: At least an additional 10.note Number concluded: 2, which only adds up to 4 if you count EDventure and Zombie Attack! as finished.
- Decoy Protagonist and Disc One Final Boss: At this point these are an author staple: Every work so far except the old draft of TDWTR has used the former to a varrying extent, and most of them used the latter. To give a spoiler-tastic, unfinished list:
- Ed and Edd (protagonists) and the kids (antagonists) in The Eds' EDventure.
- Stewie (protagonist) and the zombies (antagonist) in Zombie Attack!
- Alucard (protagonist) and Major (antagonst) in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
- Bridgette (protagonist) and Heather (antagonist) in Total Zeksmit Plains.
- Duncan (protagonist) and Alejandro (antagonist) in Total Drama World Tour Rewrite's remake.
- Joker Immunity: Good guy version, depending on the fan fic. Leijons are unable to be permenantly killed off until the Simpsons ends; their deaths in SJAHJ's Shipping Intermission will be retconned, and even in the scene in chapter 12 of Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals that's supposed to ripoff the canon events of the troll deaths, Nepeta survives by pulling a gun from nowhere and shooting Gamzee, killing him off instead. They can still become half-ghosts, or die for God-tier resurrection, or have a mortal injury just to get sprited right after (the latter probably won't happen), so it isn't the same thing as Gamzee's canon immunity.
- Old Shame: So far, anything whose title doesn't either end in "Crconikals" or begin with a number has been considered this. As mentioned in their trope lists, The Eds' EDventure and Total Drama World Tour Rewrite got it the worst out of those that are published.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Everyone who is either a straight-up God Tier (Duplicate Meulin and Bororo in 496; Burt, Jeff, and Geromy in SJAHJ) or a God Tier cosplayer (Rip in SJAHJ; Carrie in GVS) is a villain or an extremely minor offshoot that dies very soon after appearance.
- Also I have noted that half of these involve Homer Simpson in some way, and he's usually an antagonist at that.
(This does not include works who's pages I have made. Tropes regarding SBIG will be moved onto the SBIG
Please see this
page for tropes on SBIG, TEE, ZA, BBT Comics, and Kids Fit for future reference. I'm keeping this here because some of these tropes detail future/planned events and I'm not sure what to do with them.
- Once a Season: Each fan fic has used/is planned to use the phrase "got married and had kids," or some mispelling/rephrasing therof.
The Eds' EDventure
- Early-Installment Weirdness: It is extremely fast-pased compared to anything written after. Also, this was before I had my system of ANs and dividors.
- Epic Fail: When Peter gets into the car, he drives it off the roof, then flys it... all the way to the moon.
- Missing Floor: Eddy comes across one in Ed's house when the elevator breaks down. Peter Griffin is in there for some reason.
- Old Shame: It's a borderline ripoff of Half Life: Full Life Consequences and I generally don't find it that amusing.
- Relationship Sue: Parodied with Girlfriend.
- Where The Hell Is Springfield?: Averted. It turns out, in this fan fic, the Cul-de-Sac is in LA.
- Cliff Hanger: It turns out that the Kanker sisters have revived into Avatar bodies.
- Stable Time Loop: Edd's time car traveling, inspired by What has tobe Riped of. Before Edd travels back in time, he hits himself from the future by accident, who then charges at him in his own car. They fight until Edd accidentally hits the right speed just before killing his future self and is transported back in time. After stopping the zombie virus and returning to his original timeline, Edd is then hit by his past self and temporarly loses memory of what happened, hopping into the copy of the time car and attacking his past self and almost getting killed by him. Yet this raises a question: The existance of the post-time travel Edd in the timeline where the zombies were attacking, and vise-a-versa after Edd "fixes" the problem raise the question on if Edd actually did stop the virus in the first place.
Total Drama World Tour Rewrite
- Creator Backlash: It's my most popular fan fic on fanfiction.net (though that's not saying much), getting over twice as many reviews as the second most popular work. However, I completely and utterly despise it, due to making almost everyone Out of Character, having a senseless mess of a plot that consists of character bashing and jabs towards the fandom, and rediculously uncomfterable attempts at humor.
- Early-Installment Weirdness: It's very ranty and blatant, yet in contrast to EDventure, it's much slower paced. Compared to my draft of the remake, they would seem to be written by two completely different authors if it weren't for Ezekiel's villany and the Harold-harem plot.
- Fix Fic: Not exactly. It was supposed to write a new plotline, rather than fixing problems I have had with the season.
- Follow the Leader: Of Total Drama Luxury Tour.
- Nobody To Nightmare: Ezekiel's arc in a nutshell. In the remake his transfer is throughout the season (few people suspect that he's the cause behind many of the eliminations), however in the original version it happens/is planned to happen sooner.
- Old Shame: Arguably to a greater extent than EDventure. Because whereas I have considered adding more to TEE occasionally and I can actually joke about it a little, TDWTR is almost completely dead. It doesn't help that I can defend TEE by being "ironic," whereas TDWTR was a first glipse at how I really write.
- Unwanted Harem: Pretty much a major plot point here.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Oliver's first name given was about to be "Mibbs" as a gag name, but he sliced it in half with his leaf before the naming could be finished.
- Myth Arc: Most of the fan fic is about the characters racing to see the film. Also, they're traveling to a vacation spot, but mostly trying to see the film.
- Theme Naming: Each chapter's name is one word long and begins with "R." ("Racing," "Rising," and "Rushing.") Word of Me says that there is no real reason to this beyond it being sort of cool.
- Video Game Settings: Several.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle: The ending to chapter one. Basically, Ed and Eddy are going to a beach thinking it's Orange Sea, only it's Gravel Bay.
Sheldin and Lenard
- Badass Decay: Pretty much everyone. Except Feferi, who acts more like Meenah if anything.
- Crack Pairing: The faux-author apparantly ships Dave/Aradia. But this isn't really noticable outside of the mention, seeing how they interact. Ultimatley averted in the end, as all of the humans got together with their canon-patron trolls (except Jade). Word Of God here: I'm not exactly a diehard fan of patronshipping and I mostly only hooked them up together at the end for that "Jade did not Karkat because he says the f-word too much" joke.
- Demoted to Extra: Every troll except Feferi and maybe Vriska.
- Deus ex Machina: Chapter 5 was a massive one. At one point, Jade outright has to get her own head punched off by Equius and her headless body throws it like a boomerang in order for it to reach Rose. Just... what.
- Fridge Brilliance/Fridge Logic: A few things about the first fic that's slightly likley to miss on a first read. Word Of God here: They're all intentional.
- Sollux is dating both Aradia and Feferi; lines mention both of them being his girlfriend.
- Jade hacking into Aradia's conversation with Rose, though the way how she does it is unexplained, actually turns up useful because Aradia told Rose exactly what Jade needed to know. (Dave's dead and back in 1980. Kiss dead people to bring them back to life. Rose is on floor 3.)
- Jade had to kiss John during chapter 5, and this is in fact the first SBIG fic where John and Jade technically kissed onscreen. (Not counting HUC's epilogue.)
- Jade's tank-delorian is modled off of Alucard's tank from Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals glued to Edd's time car from Zombie Attack! Doubles as a Mythology Gag.
- Jerkass: Aradia.
- Karma Houdini: Dave completely gets away with punching Jake even though he didn't need to, and Jake didn't deserve it.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Vriska can be invisible just by painting her face black... even though she did that in a white/colorful room. (Jade's room.)
- Ship Sinking: Parodied. In the very last line, Karkat and Jade do not get together because Karkat says the f word too much.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Karkat, apparantly.
- Something Completely Different: Everything about this in comparason to the other SBIG fics. It's a lot more "vanilla" and willing to joke around with Homestuck fandom memes (I'd even risk saying that people can get the wrong impression about me if they read it before reading anything else I write), and it includes God-Tiering, which none of my other Homestuck fan fics do to any of the player characters (unless you count the Coolstuck group in Sweet Jade and Hella John). 496 Reasons... has more in common with Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals than this does, to give an example.
- Whole Plot Reference: "Chapter" 6's second half has is this to Back to the Future, where the kids meet Doc Brown and Brown suddenly tells them that Dave is in danger of not existing because his father is dating someone who isn't his mother. Dave, somehow, knows that he has to "STOP THE PROM!"
496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems
has a page on its own, this covers future tropes.
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Pairing 197's chapter opens with John dreaming about a colossal Homer Simpson puppet asking for "TALES FROM THE SIX YEAR TRIP OF MILDLY QUESTIONABLE CONTENT," in exchange for a live-size Lisa puppet to spit poo from her mouth. A while after that he admits to not even knowing what the Simpsons is.
- Butt Monkey: Jake. It's not really in the prologue, but in the pairing chapters its clear that nothing ever goes his way. Nothing.
- Crack Pairing: Even outside of the premise of the fan fic, there are things like Bro/Dad.
- Deconstructive Parody: Used several times, notably in the epilogue: The narration is at first done in a sickeningly sweet Happily Ever After tone when describing the last day on the meteor trip after all 496 possible combinations hooked up. When the scene is actually "shown," we find out that what's really going on is a drunken party.
- For Want of a Nail: The cheribum session does not exist, altering countless details. Alternia was guarded not by Doc Scratch, but a tough love-type first guardian who was training the planet for SGRUB, not for Lord English's arrival. Post-scratch Earth is nigh-identical to pre-scratch, aside from Jade/Jake's island. Roxy and Dirk are not sent into the future by the meteors (otherwise they would be obliterated by the spacetime cracks left by Bororo), the Condensce is only in her original universe, and the Alternian Cycle of Revenge doesn't happen due to a different first guardian. But...
- In Spite of a Nail: Pretty much everyone's personality is eventually left unchanged, otherwise that would defeat the entire purpose of this.
- Fun with Acronyms:
- Latula's new planet is Land of Thought and Stairs, or LOTAS. "TAS" also means "Tool Assisted Speedrun."
- Cronus's new planet is Land of Wrath and Demons, or LOWAD. "Wads" are the names of custom-made Doom levels. In this story, Cronus (like most of the A1 trolls at first) fails on his planet. Cronus sucks at doom, something that will probably make more sense when I come up with how to incorporate this with him and either Mituna or Sollux.
- Dirk's new planet is Land of Heat and Litches, or LOHAL.
- Harsher in Hindsight: The entire premise, although the fan fic wasn't (and still isn't until 2/14) published when the canon event happened. That canon event is trickster mode, which basically (and I'm pretty certain unintentionally) exaggerated the concept of all-for-all romance fluff. Of course, the pairings will at least be given some attempt at realism here (some of them won't even properly hook up within their respective chapter, but they all will eventually and this is planned to decrease as the fan fic goes on).
- Minimalist Cast: Outside of the prologue, interludes, and the very end of the epilogue, the cast only consists of the players, their dreamselves, and Jaspers. Maybe the Damara/Mituna chapter will involve a little bit of Damunasprite (through flashbacks), but that's about it. Unless I decide to incorporate the dream bubbles in a little bit more.
- Mythology Gag:
- Towards the end of Prologue Act Three, Karkat calls Dave Reddy McCoolshades.
- Near the end, when Cueballsprite says that the trip from the B2 session to the B1 session will take three hours, Karkat asks if that's even possible, another nod to SJAHJ.
- When going over the five kinds of failed sessions in the dreambubble conversation in Prologue Act Two, Rose brings up a "White Session" as the fourth possibility, one wherein Prospit wins the war instead of Derse, even though it never comes up in 496. This is a nod to Onionstuck's plot.
- Jade's save of John (and by extension, Rose) at the beginning of Prologue Act Three contains references to Total Drama World Tour, (landing in Tijuana and using fireworks) and by extent Kids Fit the Trolls (Jade throwing something and using it as a boomerang, when that something would otherwise be improbable to be used as such).
- You can't see it on fanfiction.net (yet, anyway), but the A1 trolls' text colors is the same as them in Sweet Jade and Hella John.
- In another reference to SJAHJ, there's the Maryam's association with cows. (Not Jade's, though. Yet.) Porrim's planet is even called the Land of Milk and Frogs.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: The dream selves are shown to have some... unusual extra abilities, such as size alteration. (What Jade's dreamself uses to keep Vriska and Meenah in check when they're in the jail cell.)
- Pair the Spares: Often used in-universe in a way once the polygamy really starts happening. (Dates start encouraging one to date another.) The final couple chapter consists of everyone trying to get the last two in question to get together.
- Spiritual Successor: To Total Drama World Tour Rewrite.
- Something Completely Different: The prologue and interludes are written in the Homestuck style of second person, has special requirements for dialogue, and dialogue in question is written in script format. The pairing chapters read like a typical third-person fan fic. The beginning AN even mentions this, and to not report the fan fic for being a second-person fan fic.
- Stylistic Suck: On the first chapter centered on him, Jake makes a "manga" comic. It's overloaded with tedious Fetish Retardant, has a nonsensical plot, and very akward pacing. When he shows this to Jade, her reaction is to say that puberty hit him like a ton of bricks.
- Surprise Incest: Nearly inevidable. One chapter — and only one — works it out for that particular pairing and the rest, though. Notably the humans only found out how they were related after John recalls the ectobiology session (he was rushed in this version, explaining why he didn't figure it out at first, since he was supposed to go to Rose's house for an important meeting but took a large detour instead) and Rose analyses it.
Total Drama World Tour Rewrite (2013 Remake)
covers future tropes as well, I guess. Even though TDWTR doesn't have a trope page (though personally I think it is the story most likely to get a page not made by myself).
Works With Writing In-Progress
Carl Stevens Universe
(Note: Some of these were originally posted on Wiki Sandbox
, where there I tried to put a more "neutral" look on the tropes. If this reads funny compared to everything else, that's
(This will get a trope page just because
I also want to do a character sheet for this, and making a trope page along with it is the only reasonable thing I could think of.)
- Adaptation Induced Plot Hole: Hellsing's backstory is the events of HUC, except everyone's portrayed closer to their canon characterizations. Considering how much of the plot was driven by everyone being incompetant morons, (Doctor not firing Rip because he found her hot; Rip and Zorin joining Hellsing because they found Carl hot; and that's not getting into the events that are just flat-out stupid like Alucard dying because his tank stalled on him) several bits of the backstory become mysterious. Rip was about to give a lengthy, detailed recap before Carl interrupts her and gets Seras to do a rather shortened summary that doesn't really deal with these.
- Adaptational Villainy: Carl. Captain too, being more dead-set and stoic than his SBIG counterpart. (Though he still seems friendly and is generally a better sport about the paintball games than the other three, so he could also fit under Adaptational Heroism compared to HUC.) Seras and Rip notably avoid this, while Rip is more rude than her HUC counterpart she (and Seras) is still nice at the core... in a very, very strange way.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: In-universe. The beginning shows Carl as being a trigger-happy music-themed guy who — green skin and antenne aside — actually does seem like he would fit alongside the average Hellsing character. Contrast to his appearance in HUC (and later in this very story), where one of his main gimmicks is how he sticks out of the cast (even their deliberately derailed incarnations) like a sore thumb.
- Batman-Gambit: The Gems' plans for the third match is almost entirely dependant on Hellsing behaving the exact way they thought they would, considering how much of the town had been set to make traps for them. Steven's plan is very much reliant on Carl both thinking Hank "accidentally" hiding behind a newspaper and taking the idea, as well as just so happening to grab the right book. Also, Steven's plan is reliant on the other Gems eliminating Seras, Rip, and Captain first, before the train is scheduled to arrive at a very specific time.
- Big "NO!": Carl's reaction when he finds out that the book he tried to hide behind was coated in wet paint, eliminating him on a Loophole Abuse.
- Bigger on the Inside: Beach City itself is portrayed like this through implication, as its train station quickly leads out over a huge metropolis. This is never explored directly within the events of the story, and in fact the only character to go there is Amethyst — by paintball-powered air travel. And possibly Garnet too, if a little more willingly.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While the rest of Hellsing (at least Seras and the Captain) could be Jerks With Hearts of Gold, Carl is definitely this. He seems like an Ace, but under that is a loud an obnoxious musician... and under that is a cold guy who has a rather strong reaction to "being cheated" and loves inducing overkill, and under that is a perverted sleaze who hits on every woman he sees, including Peggy Hill.
- The Cameo: Hank Hill appears thrice. First to help the Gems come up with a way to outsmart Hellsing, second when Carl was trying to hit on Peggy, and third to give Steven a refill for his paintball gun.
- Cargo Ship: Carl really likes his electric sonic wave guitar, and cries over it after it gets destroyed. This is all an act he uses so that he can eliminate the opposing team; it works on Amethyst.
- Chekhov's Gun: When the Gems are studying for Hellsing's weaknesses over the three days between the second and final games, their notes seem fairly obvious as to how they will play. However, when Steven is searching on Carl, he notes two things: His disrespect towards women, and dislike to literature. Carl's demise? He yanks a book from Connie that was deliberately covered in paint at part of a disguise, instantly eliminating himself before he gets the chance to fire at Steven.
Steven: How can you shoot at me... when you're already dead?
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In the games, Hellsing as a whole is associated with teal, while the Gems are associated as a whole with tyrian-pink. Word Of God said in Sweet Jade And Hella John that those were his favorite two colors.
- Continuity Nod:
- While coming up with strategies for the third round, Amethyst suggests using someone as bait. This doesn't go through. Sending in someone as "bait" was done in the King of the Hill episode this was based on, with Bill serving that role in question.
- Steven utilizing Carl's disrespect to books and girls was faintly similar to Hank utilizing teenager's resrespect to people in uniform, only instead of serving as a distraction for the good guy to know where the bad guy is, it's an insta-elimination for the bad guy.
- Continuity Porn: Just about every characternote who has appeared in the first seven episodes has showed up in some way, particularly playing a role in the third game.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: A variant from what one might expect: The Crystal Gems utterly floor Hellsing at the beginning. Pissed, they train up in the resulting three days while the Gems feel they have almost nothing to worry about, and as a result the second match in one-sided on Hellsing's favor. That's when the know-your-enemy tactacs from the Gems begin, however Hellsing is still just as competant — if not better — than before.
- Crack Fic: Word Of God says that the pun regarding the title was the only reason for coming up with this idea, and for actually going through with it.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: To the perspective of the Beach City citizens, Hellsing seems like a complete joke at first; Carl falls off of the motorcycle in their introduction, their army is composed entirely of Pikmin (who look like this◊), and Carl and Rip are a rock-obsessed idiot and a childish opera fan respectively. Amethyst even laughs her ass off when they first meet. Then they're shown in action... And even then, they're terrible at paintball before training.
- Carl specifically, especially given how he's unable to contribute in the battle against the Eldritch Abomination at the beginning due to not getting his Sonic Wave Guitar yet.
- Despair Event Horizon: All of the Gems bar Steven are at the point of giving up after getting curb-stomped by Hellsing in the second match and seeing the news report where Carl kills an "Eternity Wraith." Amethyst even considers bailing out on the third game alltogether, finding it to be pointless and a needless life-risk. It's implied Steven himself would have been broken had nobody came up with any advice on how to win the third match, before Hank comes along.
- Development Gag: Carl almost getting killed by a train is not only a nod to Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men character getting brutally McLeaned, but also to an idea of an alternate ending to HUC where Pip would turn out to be alive, and kill Carl by pushing him in front of a train.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Him and Connie ranting to Carl at the end is reminisent to a couple telling off their child for misbehaving, minus the whole "you lost so get out of Beach City" bit.
Great Pikmin Fan: Demonstraiting Carl's complete lack of maturity and resemblance of a 13 year old's self insert AND toying around with random ship teasing! Two birds one stone.
- Door Stopper: Averted; this was originally going to be this when it was a single-chapter, but the sheer length prompted the author to split the story.
- Eldritch Abomination: The giant white thing that attacks the Gems' temple. It's also an Expy of Slender-mode Aranea from Sweet Jade And Hella John.
- Everyone Has Standards: Steven actually saves Carl's life near the end, even though during the game it's clear that Carl doesn't really give a damn about anyone else's lives (as seen when eliminating Amethyst; he shoots her at point blank range sending her flying off the train) and only does most of his crime fighting for fame. He refuses to let him die. But he does tell him to get the hell out of Beach City right after.
- Faux Symbolism: Played for laughs during Hank Hill's cameo, where he first shows up from behind a bright light, giving him an angelic appearance.
Steven: Are you an angel?
Hank: No, but I work with God's gas. Hank Hill, assistant manager of Strictland Propane.
- Compare Seras to Rip. While Rip revels in destruction, mostly supports Carl's actions and openly stops him when he gets too obnoxious, and overall acts as a troll, Seras is for some reason still very often pushed around, hates it when Carl annoys others but just rolls with it, doesn't like using her powers unless it's needed, and is the most sensable out of Hellsing's survivors.
- Each member of the Crystal Gems also has a "foil" member of Hellsing to which they primarly target. And the member of Hellsing corresponds to their respective Gem's plan in terms of what eliminates them in the third round. Steven has Carl, Pearl has Rip, Amethyst has Seras, and Garnet has Captain. With Amethyst and Pearl's "rivals" switches, these lineups also fit them the most in terms of their personalities in the story. (Steven and Carl are central leads yet polar opposites; Pearl and Seras are the most uptight out of their groups; Rip and Amethyst are the most troll-ish; and Captain and Garnet are silent, powerful, and have the most experience. And arguably Rose Quartz to Alucard, as they are both aces who are dead by the events of the story.)
- Steven's own Batman-Gambit in the final match had some leadup to it. Like his reaction to finding out what train he and Carl were fighting on top of: He's in complete horror about the incident.
- Less than halfway through the first chapter, Carl says "Oh, also, books aren't exactly my best friends" after Steven suggests that he should get into reading. Guess how he gets eliminated?
- Fluffy the Terrible: Hellsing's Pikmin soldiers, apparantly.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: When Seras confronts Amethyst in the third match:
Seras: I know this is your doing! Show yourself, you... you... you're a coward, do you know that?
Amethyst: Some talk! Didn't you used to be one yourself?
Seras: I used to be a cop!
Amethyst: Yeah, I know. And like I always say...
* Numerous people appear from under the bleachers, all armed with paintball guns of their own.*
Amethyst: Forget the police! Well, that's not what I always say but there's kids around and-
- Irony: Rip's final elimination takes place in a dark forest, where she seemed to feel at home while stalking Pearl there in the third round. Seras's elimination happened surrounded by humans, even though thanks to this AU's backstory she's the most I Just Want to Be Normal of the four. Carl, a borderline Hollywood fanatic, is eliminated in a "big" spot: a train over a huge city.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Why Beach City puts up with Hellsing (really just Carl) more than they would otherwise; because they actually helped the Gems in their first appearance.
- Loophole Abuse:
- Carl says that he'll bet his stay in Beach City with the Gems' over any game ending with "—ball." His examples are football ("The American kind, the other kind is 'soccer' and don't you forget it"), basketball, and baseball. Steven (by accident) choses paintball, which Carl is openly surprised at before rolling with it and allowing it as the only competition.
- "Touch paint, and you're out." The paint doesn't have to even come from the Gems; as before the third match, they got the various citizens to help out, which they then ambush Seras. And this loophole is used again when Carl is tricked into touching a book stained in still-wet paint, which is counted as an elimination.
- Mis-blamed: All the heat is directed from Beach City (including the Gems) towards all four of Hellsing directly, even though many of the problems are 100% Carl's fault and even though Captain doesn't appear in person until the first game's just about to start.
- Mythology Gag: The entire story.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: The "Eternity Wraith," a creature that — whatever it is — was promtptly killed by Pikmin.
- Newspaper Thin Disguise: Exploited. Steven makes Hank Hill do this, and act surprised by this, so that Carl will be convinced to use a similar technique to try to hide himself from Steven after outrunning him.
- Off the Rails:
- "Ed Paintball" is this to paintball in general by design. According to Carl, "Ed ____" is whatever "____" (any game; fill in the blank) is but without "a ton of restrictions." In the case of paintball, it allows unlimited range, gun customization, and the only rule is "if you touch paint, you're out."
- The Gems completely derail Hellsing's plans in the third round, by simply avoiding the usual forest for the most part.
- Only Sane Man:
- Seras appears to be the only character with complete rationality, affection for Carl aside.
- This is Pearl's depiction. She seems disgusted at Hellsing on their first impression alone (especially Carl), and openly objects to the idea of betting whether the Gems or Hellsing leaves based on a paintball match.
- Paintball Episode: The story boils down to this, supposedly replacing an earlier idea for a sequel of one of the badfics.
- Paper-Thin Disguise:
- Seras and Rip try this with the return of the Mario and Luigi masks, using them to sneak into a movie they've been explicitely banned from. It doesn't work.
- Carl tries this during the train portion (the one the battle takes place on, not the one following close behind that he almost gets killed by), hiding himself among the crowd by holding Connie's Wrinkle in Time book up to his face. This does work, despite somehow being an even crappier disguise and how his green skin, antenne, and arguably muscular build give him away. Then again, seeing as the book was a trap (coated in wet paint), Steven letting him go was likely intentional.
- Parody Sue: Carl keeps this up, even in a setting where most of the characters hate him. His music is even described as being legitimately good, it's just that he plays it too loud. In the middle of the night.
- Polyamory: Carl is explicitely stated to have both Seras and Rip as his girlfriends. Nobody makes a comment about this.
- Posthumous Character: Everyone who died from HUC.
- Precision F-Strike: Given near the end. It's a more minor swear — which was used to refer to Hellsing itself — but it's still notable considering all the Gosh Dang It to Heck! present:
Carl: But still... you saved my life... is there anything I can do to repay you?
Steven: Yes... BY GETTING THE HELL OUT OF BEACH CITY!
- Rated M for Manly: Everything Carl does, natch. It's revealed that Hellsing apparantly navigates across from country to country in a motorcycle (playing the Mute City theme from Super Smash Bros., natch) so fast that even the Crystal Gems are unable to really do anything about it at first.
- Running Gag:
- Carl losing track of time. Happens thrice. Whenever another character (Garnet, Lars, Rip) reminds him, he looks up at the sky and says "Shoot. I gotta lay off the heavy stuff."
- Carl refering to Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl by the wrong names. At one point he calls the second "Indigo," which as she points out isn't even the name of a gemstone (unlike most of his previous name-messups). Averted with Steven; he just calls him (and, confusingly, Connie) "Kid."
- Self-Deprecation: An entire paragraph is devoted to mocking Total Zeksmit. (As it appears as a Show Within a Show; it's not stated outright that it is TZ, but the line that is heard is the same line Ezekiel says at the very beginning, word for word. Right down to calling himself Zeksmit.) Specifically, it insults Ezekiel and the show's general pacing, and mentions that the "hiatus" it entered after only three episodes should end soonnote .
- Serious Business: The two groups have a paintball match determining which of them leaves the city permanently.
- And according to Carl, it isn't a regular match. It's "Ed Paintball," meaning "almost anything goes." This includes battles on the top of trains.
- Shaped Like Itself: Carl calls his matches "Challenging challenges."
- Shout Out:
- From the second match: "Art is an explosion!"note
- The scene of Rip stalking Pearl through the woods is similar to Slender, complete with a similar building to that seen in the center of the woods of the original game.
- Shower of Angst: Carl has one after losing the first match and shortly after that figuring out that he's hated by almost everyone outside of London, played for laughs.
- Spoiled by the Format: The paintball matches are best two out of three. While Hellsing losing the first wasn't too predictable, even in the middle of the second match when half of the Gems have been eliminated there's a second chapter and the first is almost over. You know what that means: A long, tie-breaking third round.
- Stealth Pun: The title. Carl Stevens Universe. Put in an apostraphe, and you have Carl Steven's Universe. Fitting as Carl is very much designed as a Parody Stu and he would naturally think he owns the universe.
- Suddenly Voiced: Inverted; this is the first time the Captain is actually silent. He resorts to writing to Sadie, though.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Subverted. Towards the climax of the story, both Steven and Amethyst have an open shot at Carl while he is weeping at his broken guitar. They stand there in confusion, then ready to aim... only to find that they are both out of ammo.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In general, there's players from both groups who enjoy shooting others with paint far more than they should. Or using other methods of weapondry. Like puppets that explode in a huge blast of it.
- Time Skip: Takes place over two years and ten months after chapters 1-12 of Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, matching the day it takes place up to essentially the same date it was published.note
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The end to the game. Buff Martian runs through a train car and tries to hide himself with a book, while a boy runs in. Martian shoots the boy with paint, before boy tells Martian he's already dead. Martian looks at hands and finds that they're slightly pink. Martian overreacts by falling to his knees and shouting at the ceiling of the train. Connie doesn't say anything for that part, and nobody else is even there. Then again, seeing as there was some extent to which this part was staged for Carl to be eliminated, this was likely invoked.
Great Pikmin Fan:
So, regarding Connie. I'm tempted to write a third chapter to this that shows the ending scene from her perspective. I mean, how would you feel if a guy who looked like a football-playing knockoff of Invader Zim
(or a green Charlie Sheen
) stole your book, shot a kid you knew with teal paint, got told he was dead, then looked at his hands and then acted like he was in a bad soap opera and his wife died or something, all because his fingers were covered in tyrian paint? Well, granted, said kid would have told you to paint the book first so you might have been expecting something, but still.
- Walking Spoiler:
- Hank and Peggy Hill make brief cameoes. This is intended to be unexpected, making mere mentions of either of them this.
- Given how she doesn't come into play in the story until contributing to Carl's elimination and ending the entire game, Connie is essentially this.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: This doesn't have anything really resembling an epilogue. (According to the author, this was deliberate on his part, in a sort of experiment.) So, we don't know the following:
- Where Hellsing goes after they leave Beach City. If HUC's epilogue is any indication, it's London. Or at least they settle for London in 2041.
- Generally the fates of the Gems after they each get eliminated one by one in the third round. What happens to Pearl and Greg after the train takes off and what happens to Garnet after she jumps off said train seem obvious, but Amethyst's fate isn't: she's shot by Carl with enough force to throw her off a bridge suspended high above a city. Granted, in the show she survived getting tossed at a giant metal eye and falling into the ocean multiple times, but the ambiguity....
- Whether or not Garnet, Amethyst, and/or Pearl believe that Steven's plan worked or if they think Hellsing left for some other reason is never adressed, even though Steven discussing this with Connie was the final conversation before the story ends.
- Straighter example: Rip threatens to break Carl's guitar if he doesn't join her, Seras, and Captain in training for the second and third matches, and Carl goes on regardless of the threat because he knows it will work out. However, he says that if it doesn't work, he'll come up with some form of retribution for her threatening to break an instrument he liked so much. While they win the second match, they lose the third one. Carl's "payback" never comes up again. Which is odd because Rip (and Seras) appear next to him in the end.
- Whole Plot Reference: "The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg." Hank himself appears. Thrice, even, though the second was hardly anything plot significant. (Though Peggy's appearance from said second scene was arguably more important.)
- The Worf Effect: Invoked. Hellsing completely dwarfs the Crystal Gems in almost every way at first, as they are able to trump the Eldritch Abomination attacking the temple, and in the second match they prove themselves to be so good at stealth and, most importantly, speed, that it leaves all of them but Steven completely hopeless. To hammer this in, when Steven unveils his plan given to him by Hank Hill for the third match, the others return from a battle with a planet-sized beast made of fire. They were able to take that down but Hellsing still left them hopeless and dumbfounded.
- Would Hurt a Child: Carl is an asshole to Steven. Like when he blows up a huge paint-filled puppet in the second match, giving way more overkill than needed.
- Belly of the Whale: The end of the prologuenote : Bobby, Connie, and Joseph had been attacked by Johnny for a third (and final for quite a while) time, Bobby is slowly drifting down a river and into a cave on nothing but a broken tree, and Joseph and Connie's fates are left unknown as they continue hiking the mountain in hopes to find the first Pikmin Statue. At least Johnny's walking down the wrong fork in the river implies that he isn't chasing them anymore, that and how he flat-out stated he's only interested in Bobby because he thinks he's lying about not having the Water Spawner and the Everburn.
- Death by Origin Story: Hank and Peggy's deaths kick off the plot from Bobby's perspective and drives him to find the ten Pikmin Statues, but whether or not they will stay dead is another story.
- Death Is Cheap: Not nearly as cheap as many of my other fanworks, but the fact that it reviving people is at least possible, if very, very difficult, is what keeps Bobby from being down about his parent's deaths.
- Infinity Plus One Gun: The Everburn and Permafrost themselves.
- Locked Out of the Loop: The town of Arlen clearly didn't get as much crap as many of the other towns prior to Johnny's return.
- Shout Out: The story's very general flow is supposed to mimick the first two (and to a lesser extent, the third) Paper Mario games, with eight chapters/acts, a number of Plot Coupons (though there's ten of them, not seven) with at least one act ending with one of them gotten, the villains usually keep the Coupons kept by themselves, the first act ends at a fortress in the middle of some fields, etc.
Gumball Vs Satan
(This section is in the process of being moved over or deleted. Tropes regarding the fic's future will be listed here for now until I can come up with a better idea.)
- Canon Welding: The last two chapters are planned to involve direct crossover with Zombie Attack! In fact, the beginning of one of them is supposed to have a flashback that takes off right after ZA ended.
- Covers Always Lie: Inverted. The cover heavily implies that Gumball dies and Omarn/Satan is not the final villain, given the lack of their appearance on it. It also shows Carrie in her pseudo "God Tier" form (really it's just a dumb Knight of Time cosplay).
- Critical Research Failure:
- "Then Gumball jumped off wall like Sonic the Hegehog but a cat not a gopher like Sonic is." Just read that sentence.
- "It was perfect plan. I gt you to do all the boring key stuff while I just sit back and exposition. Then, I kill you, and because if you kill a heir, THE KILLER GET ALL OF THERE MONEY!"
- Demoted to Extra: Poor Mr. Small...
- Dreamworks Face: Darwin will have this expression in the craptastic cover art, despite being out of characer for him.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The final villain isn't Omarn or Elisa, but rather the Kanker sisters.
- Hijacked by Ganon: Unusual example. In this case the "Ganon" is the Kanker sisters, the only characters who have been villains for multiple and unrelated stories by the author (EDventure, Zombie Attack!, and Movie Day).
- Iron Woobie: Gumball. For starters, one of his teased love interests is "engaged" to his brother, and the other one turns out to be evil and kills him.
- Off the Rails: The fic changes plotlines so often and so fast that each chapter is like a completely different story.
- Running Gag: Gumball being referred to as a "pussy."
- Strictly Formula: Like the two Crconikals fics, and indeed most of the SBIG fics, there is a Decoy Protagonist and a Bigger Bad. (Several Bigger Bads, in fact, in GVS's case.) Also similar to Crconikals, chapter 3 involves a trip to another... place (either another contry or another land mistakenly refered to as a contry, like Hawaii in HHC), in this case Paris, but this is a coincidence.
- Tank Goodness: Darwin somehow gets a tank in chapter 2.
- What Could Have Been:
- Everything was going to be a lot more formulatic and linear: the battle against Shits was supposed to be most of chapter 2, but now his fight and Giggle's fight is in chapter 3, to give one example.
- This whole thing is essentially a successor to SIMPSONS, and SIMPSONS as a whole will qualify for this trope should I decide not to publish it.
- Afterthe End: This (and AotKTB) takes place centuries after the Kokiri, Goron, Zora, Gerudo, Shiekah, and possibly Hylian races have been driven to extinction by the Man. Human society seems to be working just fine, however.
- Development Hell: I'm fidning a very hard time trying to balance originality with the concept. But, I've decided to stick with the idea to the end, so I'm not going around it by changing it.
- Foreshadowing: John to Jade in chapter 4. "How would YOU react if you found out you came from a family of killers?"
- Off the Rails: Upon John and Jade reaching the first twisted hallway in the Forest Temple, Jade basically says "screw this" and the two cut the theoretical length of the chapter down significantly by shooting up/hammer whacking the temple, causing the magic twisting the hallway to give away and launch them into the room with the Fairy Bow, then they pry the elivator and go right to the boss room. And that's not even getting started on the Fire and Water Temples. The Shadow and Spirit Temples are the closest they come to actually reinacting most of the canon puzzles, but most of that is done off screen.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Dave's apartment building contains a door saying "DO NOT ENTER" at the lobby, inside being a long ladder that eventually descends into the Fire Temple's entrance. A few delinquents have entered never to return, yet this was never actually investigated.
Attack of the Killer Time Beetles!
- Mind Screw: Both the early parts and the later parts for different reasons. The early parts have bizarre sequences (usually involving Homer). The later ones drop this, but introduces a complicated plot involving the planets of Mars and Venus, several "spells," and a three sided war between the characters of the show.
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