Tropers: Great Pikmin Fan
Fiction is just awesome sometimes.General info: It's "great" as in "huge," by the way. Yes, I'm a huge Pikmin fan. I think that, aside from that, one thing to note is that I really don't edit this page often. Like, a span of several months in between. 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. Name: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Random+Name+Generator Age: 20. Favorite stuff: See below. Summary: 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.
Work pages this troper made:In rough chronological order. After EENE TME, things start getting clearer. Unpublished Works are in their own list. Everything prior to Wings of Vi, with William Country and Saving Private Edwards being the exceptions, was in the "Main" namespace at first. (And... my idea of making the whole Darth counterpart to Powerup Comics and Nightmare Doors. Dang it, people were doing Eversion-like pages all the time so it seemed like a good idea back then... I really regret it now and I even kind of regret making some of the pages on the more obscure things for a stupid reason I don't know about.)
- 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
- Wings Of Vi
- 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 without the ptitle name. It was made between Nightmare Doors and the Kersal Massive.
Axed pages made by me: (w/ reasons)Dumb jokes:
- 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 .
- 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.
Favorite stuff:Gonna re-work this one a bit. It was really, really old before.
Trope pages for my fan fics:Unless stated otherwise, I made all these pages myself. These are listed in order of the page's creation.
- Ed Edd N Eddys Awesome Edventures (Unpublished Works page)
- The Real Story (Unpublished Works page, currently titled by its old name)
- Total Zeksmit
- Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals
- Sweet Jade And Hella John
- Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals
- 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems
- SBIG Series (General SBIG, covers HUC, SJAHJ, HHC, and the other five fan fics in the series not given their own pages)
- Carl Stevens Universe
Tropes that apply to my works:
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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, sequel and sort-of spinoff in progress)
- Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals (Homestuck, Stylistic Suck) (2012—2015 (likely))
- 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems (Homestuck) (2013—)
- Gumball Versus Satan (The Amazing World of Gumball, Stylistic Suck) (2013, 2015?)
- Carl Stevens Universe (Steven Universe, Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals crossover) (2013)
- Hecksing: The Dawn (Hellsing, Stylistic Suck) (2014)
- 360 Degree Duck (Original) (2014, probably gonna be shortened and end in... let's say 2016)
- SBIGlets (Just about anything, all Stylistic Suck) (2014—)
- 5word (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) (2014)note
- Dream House (House, Mythbusters, Yume Nikki, Inception) (Upcoming, same with the below)
- Gym Class (Homestuck)
- Ship But Not Romance (Gravity Falls, Hellsing, King of the Hill)
- Isaac Unbounded (The Binding of Isaac)
- Dexter Vs the Elementals (Dexter)
- The Hair Idealization (The Big Bang Theory and Perfect Hair Forever) (2014, possible "expansion" coming in the future but it's really just remaking the first chapter (not from scratch, for once) with a lot more stuff. Mostly filler)
- Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Whose Getting a Spinoff? (''Homestuck and admitedly the only HS-work on this list that might actually get out, and probably the last new one I do)
- The Fox Crew (Mass crossover, centered on King of the Hill)
- naruto the guy with the ninja (Naruto, Stylistic Suck)
- New Super Dale Gribble U (King of the Hill, Darkstalkers crossover)* Potential remake of an earlier thing I wrote waaaaaay before even TEE, Simpsons Meets Brandy and Mr. Whiskers
- Brandy 2: Bound to the Blade (sequel to the above)
- The Hill King (King of the Hill, originally Hellsing crossover but I want to go away from that and I might remake all of this from the ground up (not much of a loss, since I didn't do much of the old one))
- Act 5 Vs Act 6 (sequel to Kids Fit the Trolls)
- Kids Fight the Zomibes (to be published alongside Act 5 Vs Act 6; unrelated plot-wise, yet done in the same specific "style" as KFTT and A5VA6)
- Desert City (Steven Universe)
- ...I Thought Those Were the Ingredients (Steven Universe)
- Dave's Hangover (Homestuck, idea probably dead now though but might get redone into a 360 Degree Duck AU)
- In the Flesh Series (Fandom Varies, all self-explanitory. They will all be named "In the Flesh: [Whatever original fanbase]")
- King of the Hill
- Total Drama
- Steven Universe?
- Hellsing? (This one won't involve Carl, for once. I promise. It's not part of HUC's Expanded Universe.)
- OT32 Shenanigans (Homestuck, suppliment stories to 496 that sorta acts as an AU to it)
- Homestuck Rewrite (Homestuck, Stealth Parody)
- Everburn (Mega Crossover, mainly King of the Hill)
- THE BEST FAMILY (Original)
- Soap: the Lost Element (Original)
- A Slash of Mortality (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!
- Oedipal Rhymes (Homestuck)
...And one work that, for once, I'd like to actually, specifically keep a secret prior to publishing (instead of just writing up the beginning and springing it out without bothering to announce it, as with TEE, ZA, TDWTR, SJAHJ, OS, S&L, and KFTT... wow, that's half of what I have out). The title begins with the letter "I."Actually I've been losing interest in both the relevant base-works and the idea as a whole so I might just finally admit what this one is
- Ill-fated sequels to Kids Fit the Trolls (technically still possible, and I even wrote quite a bit of KFTA, but... Act 5 Vs Act 6 is taking place over that):
- Kids Fit the Alphas
- Kids Fit the New Trolls
- Kids Fit the Cals
- 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. This goes double for SBIG, where characters can and will die like flies and stay dead. Kids Fit may or may not play this straight too; I have to work on that.
- Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: Yes, I have a lot under my belt. In fact I originally had a clearer list but it really needs to be updated some time in the future.
- Decoy Protagonist and Disc One Final Boss: At this point these are an author staple: Every work until about... Kids Fit the Trolls has used or will use 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!
- Duncan (protagonist) and Alejandro (antagonist) in Total Drama World Tour Rewrite.
- Alucard (protagonist) and Major (antagonst) in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
- Bridgette (protagonist) and Heather (antagonist) in Total Zeksmit Plains.
- Edd, who gets kidnapped (protagonist) in Movie Day.
- Early Installment Weirdness:
- Sweet Jade and Hella John, as much as I hate to admit it (it's because most of the time I have nothing else to write for it!), is when certain recurring concepts make their debut. As TDWTR and TZP have been edited from older versions that were out before SJAHJ begin, they fit with EDventure, Zombie Attack!, and Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals in not having references to any previous fanworksnote , a greater use of the blue/yellow duality theme, alternate selves of characters (this will not be exclusive to Homestuck, and a future SBIGlet will directly be about this), and Inception/Problem Sleuth-based dream mechanics.
- Formatting was a bit different. EDventure and Zombie Attack! had a completely different system of notes and a lack of them respectively, and Total Drama World Tour Rewrite's first chapter originally opened up with "beginning disclaimers and notes." Said notes had little "bullet" marks in the form of dashes. Later in TDWTR, there wasn't any centering on the fic and chapter's name, or bolding on "Beginning AN."
- Character's alignment. Hank Hill was a villain in Zombie Attack! (if one of the many background ones), and an Anti-Hero in Sweet Jade and Hella John. He's Meulin's sprite in 496 and a general good guy, he helps the Rainbow Crew in Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, and he ultimately gives the Crystal Gems the idea needed to take down Carl and co. in Carl Stevens Universe, so he's usually a hero after those first two appearances. Inverting this, Homer Simpson was a good guy in Zombie Attack!, but in all appearances outside of Sheldin and Lenard, he's an unambiguous villain in some way. This possibly (actually yes, sort of) includes the mysterious "Homer" of Total Zeksmit Plains.
- Original characters. This doesn't count Kathy's appearance in the older version of TDWTR, or Carl's habit of showing up alongside Hellsing/Hecksing. But prior to Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals tossing in Hydra, Death Mecha, and Darkhorse, none of the OCs made any appearances outside of their debut series.
- Future note: Carl Stevens Universe is a big sign of things to come. Future fics will be a lot more self-referential, some connected in ways if not being outright crossovers, and will usually come in several shorter and wackier stories instead of long, serial, plot-heavy ones. Original works are not as subject to this, at least when it comes to my four ideas so far. Prior to CSU, the shortest non-SBIG story planned was Movie Day, and that's unusually short since its supposed to be a "prototype" for future adventure fics which, until I decided to rethink Soap, involved the Real Story, which DOES fall into the "serial" type. MD is also "self-contained" and completely unrelated to any future or past fics.
- Race (another future note). Sweet Jade and Hella John will be my only story to give the Homestuck kids real-world skin colors. (Sort of. Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals kinda went around that by describing Dave as being half-Japanese, but half-fictional technicolor race.) Currently 496 says it's settling with keeping them Literally White, but that's going to be ret-conned. They will all have skin/hair tones similar to their eye/text colors.
- This is digging into finer details that will probably be moved to another trope page, but to list some gags/themes that could have been used but had another substitute instead: Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals has the Titan Mech, instead of later stories having the Death Mecha.
- 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 hitting Gamzee in the head with her ass, 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. And this is very prone to loopholes, as I have realized that having one-four (depending on how many are used; likely either two or four) characters who cannot be killed off in SBIG of all things is a bad idea.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming:
- Gumball Vs Satan continues the original show's trend of "The" in front of its chapter titles. The Newcommer, The Keys, The Tower, The Base, The Zombies, and The Showtime.
- OT32 Shenanigans has— sorry, will probably have — its titles named roughly after its "base" fan fic: 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems. Every chapter title is some play on that.
- And speaking of which, every chapter of 496 Reasons is named after the pairing that takes the spotlight of said chapter. Except the prologue and eventual epilogue.
- The chapters of Simpsons Meets Brandy and Mr. Whiskers will be named after the areas that they primarly take place ("Amazon," "Pigman City," and "Darktown" for the first three), with the exception of the fourth and final one, "Showdown." This is because it takes place in a few locations: a beach at the east end of the Amazon, the ocean (and on a giant Ed at that), and finally Florida.
- Hecksing the Dawn's chapters are all named with something that starts with a "D" and ends with an "N" sound. (Or a close enough fit in the case of the second one.) There's the Don, the Dumb, the Den, the Demo Run, the Duon, and the Done.
- Killed Off for Real: It's easier to list the exceptions.
- Loads and Loads of Characters:
- SBIG as a whole has about 311 characters. However, the number of them that are reoccuring isn't nearly as high (Continuity Porn-filled Housestuck is set to drag that number up though, having many of its characters being recurring) and the number that's been in more than one story is even lower.
- Sweet Jade and Hella John alone has over 100 characters that are a part of some major group, and several more extras. Most, if not all of them, have dialogue, unlike Hometsuck canon.
- Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals has its group of heroes, the Rainbow Crew, starting off at 20 by the end of the first chapter, then growing to 32 by the end of season two, and to 64 by the beginning of season five. And there's their guardians and ancestors. And, since it's just the main crew here, that's just getting started.
- In the future and thanks to Side Stories, Total Zeksmit. In addition to the growing number of contestants for each season, each of them has a few affiliates in their backgrounds. Oh, and expect to see a little of the contestants in Extreme Musical Drama High School, and to a lesser extent the contests Blaineley hosts.
- SBIG as a whole has about 311 characters. However, the number of them that are reoccuring isn't nearly as high (Continuity Porn-filled Housestuck is set to drag that number up though, having many of its characters being recurring) and the number that's been in more than one story is even lower.
- Old Shame: So far, anything published whose title doesn't either end in "Crconikals" or "Universe," 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. I didn't start feeling this way about Total Zeksmit Plains until almost recently, though I think the chapters post-Bridgette's elimination might be a bit easier on me to do. (I do not like writing that particular character at all. Some of the time there's a conversation with her, I just hit a brick wall and don't know exactly what to put next. I also don't like this Lindsay-Courtney-Beth conflict, either, but the current chapter I'm on (6) will end it quickly into the chapter with a small "Reason You Suck" Speech).
- Once a Season:
- Thanks to the ability to edit something after it's been published (Kids Fit the Trolls, since I technically count it as a standalone story from Act 5 Vs Act 6), as well as how Zombie Attack! is getting a remake anyway and EDventure seriously might get a second chapter (eventually), all installments of SBIG are supposed to both use the phrase "And got married and had kids" at some point, as well as make a joke that the narrative says that a point that was just discussed didn't actually happen. Naked People Are Funny is also supposed to be done in each of them.
- Schedule Slip: Yeah... I don't update fast, though I try to update eventually, and the decision to can a project not only isn't something I'll make overnight, but will be pretty rare if said project is one that's already published (Onionstuck is probably the closest fic I'll totally can).
- Total Zeksmit Plains undergoes a lot of hiatuses.
- 496 is supposed to have a quick updating rate thanks to its short chapters, but it's been two years so far and I only have eleven chapters out so far.
- 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. Or in Bororo's case, both.
Also I have noted that half of these involve Homer Simpson in some way, and he's usually an antagonist at that.Actually not any more.
(This does not include works who's pages I have made. Tropes regarding SBIG will be moved onto the SBIG page.) NOTE: 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.
This also 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). No I'm gonna merge this with the previous TDWTR trope list since there's honestly no reason to distinguish them, especially since the 2011 version only had four (and a half?) chapters under its belt.
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.
- From 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.
- The Lost Woods: The woods between the Cul-de-sac and desert.
- Shifting Sand Land: The desert. Actually, it's quite bland. The Eds see a set of canyons... which are then never actually explored throughout the corse of the fan fic.
- City of Adventure: El Ghast.
- Underground Level: The cave that Ed and Eddy explore in efforts to get from the middle of El Ghast's streets to a spot closer to Orange Sea.
- Lethal Lava Land: Borderline. They encounter a river of magma at one spot.
- Palmtree Panic: Gravel Bay.
- Death Mountain: Two of them. One cool and covered in snow, another a warm volcano with lava flowing all around and in it. Which is odd because they are almost right next to eachother. This setup is reused in Soap, with some minor differences.
- 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.
Kids Fit the Trolls
- 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 SeemsWhile 496 has a page on its own, this covers future tropes.
- Butt Monkey: Jake. It's not really evident 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)
- Ascended Extra: Owen, compared to before. While he is still voted off first, his role as the Aftermath host puts him at a significantly high role in the plot and he has a lot more development leading up to his elimination.
- Book Ends:
- In this universe, TDWT marks the ending of the Total Drama series. The series started on Wawanakwa. After escaping from the volcano through the jet, Chris ends up making an emergency park at the island in question.
- The first and last contestants eliminated (counting second place as an elimination) is a stereotypical Canadian.
- Disc One Final Boss: Inevidable. In this case, the DOFB is Duncan, who — while in the original was just another one of Ezekiel's targets — was protrayed as a massive villain for the first leg, even when his alliance is going down one by one. Word of Me says that I more-or-less have to have the ex-boyfriends of the five out of six canon couples get kicked off very early or else it would seriously hinder the harem subplot.
- Foreshadowing: Leshawna mentions Ezekiel's fate through an offhand comment in the first chapter; saying that he will go up high, just to "crash and burn." Admitedly, though, this may seem like an allusion to what happened to him in canon, given how the ultimate fates were very similar.
- Hope Spot: All over the place, to the extent where this could make for a rather depressing read depending on who you're rooting for. Or what couples you're rooting for.
- Lindsay remembers Tyler on the first episode! Only for her to break up with him right after.
- Owen has a chance to redeem himself with Izzy and try to get back in a relationship with her! And yet he blows it considerably thanks to Ezekiel's poor advice.
- Tyler's commercial for Team Fire may have sucked, but at least Team Victory's was worse! No wait... Chef liked the mooning at the end, Victory was spared.
- Gwen and Trent might get back together! But then Duncan convinces him to look for girls "outside of the season," and then that pairing essentially becomes deader than dead.
- Right at the AN of chapter 2, Word of God says that a Running Gag will be Lindsay losing clothes until her elimination. She keeps adding articles to herself after some time, but eventually she's left with nothing, implying a close elimination. Luckily, she gets a "fresh start" at Niagra Falls with the wedding dress, and she doesn't lose all of it in the challenge! (She just gets the middle ripped off) ...And yet she is voted off at the chapter in question, just with the missing-midsection wedding dress being her outfit for the rest of the fan fic.
- Like You Would Really Do It: In the finale, the front half of the jumbo jet explodes after the freak volcano incident that forced everyone to Wawanakwa. Beth, Bridgette, Courtney, Gwen, Heather, Izzy, Leshawna, Lindsay, and Harold all seemed to have been blown up, but it's obvious that they aren't actually dead.
- Love Makes You Stupid: Ezekiel's crush on Bridgette plays a part in his ultimate downfall.
- Moral Event Horizon: Invoked.
- Ezekiel was intended to stop being likable as a villain after he betrays Noah and kicks him off early. The fact that the eliminated contestant in question was an Ensemble Darkhorse in the Total Drama fandom really helped, as well as Ezekiel anonymously appearing (hiding behind the tiki and dressed in a cloak) to push him out of the plane before he can reveal that Ezekiel is, in fact, the Boyfriend Eliminator in chapter 8.
- Even though the author wanted to avoid Chris bashing, he still had him pull one in the finale. Just as in the original show, Chris did not take heed about the signs warning not to throw pinapples in the volcano, so it errupts as the challenge ends. Harold and Ezekiel, knowing about how the two react, leave as soon as the pineapple falls, and goes over towards the Total Drama Jumbo Jet (which has not been blown up). However, due to his favoritism for Ezekiel during the events of the season, once he's on he closes the door, keeps the other contestants (barring Harold and the eight girls, who made it on before Ezekiel did) from entering due to "safety issues" and takes off. Thankfully, they do manage to tag onto the plane and get off of the island before it is ran over with lava.
- Mythology Gag: There's a few references to the Total Zeksmit series.
- Once an Episode: Lindsay loses an article of clothing each chapter.
- Overly Long Gag: Team Chris's boat sinking in chapter 2. In the original draft, it happened in Beige Prose. Here, however...
- Ret Gone: Kathy, who was an old-version only intern character that would have had a chance at becomming an Aftermath hostess. I admit that I never really had any definite plans for her, and any ideas would simply get in the way of the plot rather than improve it.
- Rotating Protagonist: For the majority of the first chapter only. Starting from Izzy and Owen's breakup, the main characters are clearly set and established.
- Shout-Out: The "trailer" for the remake. It reads like something of a bizarre Death Note parody, but with reality shows.
Ezekiel/Harold: I am famousness!
- The Stations of the Canon: Averted in the actual season; the plot is completely and utterly different, having a new antagonist, new protagonist, and swapped events. Played straight with the locations and challenges.
- Stealth Pun: The remake of the second chapter has Owen namming Team Chris's boat the "SS Izzy." It is later destroyed by Izzy herself. Owen/Izzy was both literally and figurativley sunk by Izzy.
- Unexplained Recovery: In Sweeden, Cody gets thrown out of the jumbo jet whilst still frozen, and shatters upon hitting a random plane. He's perfectly alive and fine in the Aftermath chapter following, and the AN of Sweeden's chapter does in fact state that he isn't dead.
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 why.) (This will be cleaned up... eventually, with what I didn't get to put on the page (due to not matching with original plans or something) going on Notepad, and the rest being deleted outright since it's... on the original page.)
- 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."
- 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.
The Hair Idealization
- Bizarro Episode: Just a bizarro fan fic. While Carl Stevens Universe at least had something close to a consistent plot, this was mostly just Leonard getting roped into a very bizarre series of games. And, somehow, the other Big Bang Theory characters are very well into it.
- The Cameo: Ezekiel Smithy makes an appearance at the end. This'll get a nod in the upcoming tenth chapter to Total Zeksmit Plains, where intern expies of Penny and Brenda are among the many intern cameoes in that challenge.
- Crack Fic: Even moreso than the previous, as even the main plot here barely makes much sense.
- Easily Forgiven: Everyone except Leonard. Penny seems to be easily forgiven for pushing Gerald and Brenda into the quicksand, and both of them are forgiven by Leonard and Penny for overall trying to kill them. Hell, even when Leonard saves Gerald and Brenda's lives, the latter still aggressively tries to kill him.
- Only Sane Man: Leonard. Catman was to reprise that role too and even try to help Leonard go Off the Rails, but he was cut because I wanted the story out before midnight. He might get to be in in a later edit of the story that expands on it.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: If the narration is acurrate and not going for hyperbole, Brenda's eyes flash red shortly after Young Man hands her the sword.
- The desert arena is based on the Street Pass battles in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, one of the possible fighting locations. The sand rods even make a return.
- The Shrek statue is a nod to the "Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life" meme.
- Brenda gains highlights in her eyes upon getting compliments, as Giffany does.
- The entire story is inspired by "The Sweaters" from The Amazing World of Gumball. Complete with the phrase "hardcore."
- Spoof Aesop: Apparantly, the in-universe aesop to the story is "any country can make good or bad animation," which is hardly ground-breaking. Then it ends with Ezekiel breaking in and flaunting about himself, which causes Penny to note that Canadian animation should be held as an exception to this.
Works With Writing In-Progress
(Roughly listed in the likely publishing order)
Hecksing: The Dawn(Some of the tropes that applied to Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals are present here too, as well as those that apply to the SBIG series in general.) (With this out now, as with Carl Stevens Universe, I'll have to look over this to see what to delete and what not.
- An Arm and a Leg: It's revealed that Alucard actually lost an arm and eye after Bro blew up his cell phone. He slowly gets them back over the course of the story after being a vampire and using his regenerative powers.
- Anachronism Stew: It takes place around World War II (the beginning in WWI), yet in the first chapter alone, we have: a young Yumie playing Super Mario 64, Integra briefly being trapped in a 2015 Hummer, and references to a ton of crap that doesn't exist yet. See that quote under An Arm and a Leg? Vriska is an actual person in this story's universe, and she wasn't even born yet. To add insult to injury, Vriska's near-entire role is to invoke Demoted to Extra.
- Brick Joke: Cross-story: In the first chapter of Ulumate, Anderson is called the "final boss of the fan fic." Not even close. Fast-foreward (or rewind) to the last chapter of the Dawn, nearly three years later, where he's the final boss of that fan fic.
- Chekhov's Gun: Despite being a badfic as with its (chronologic) sequel, there are a ton of little details that should be payed attention to. Including:
- Alucard's peg-arm. It's hardly if ever mentioned in between him getting it and him launching it off to stab the Don.
- The fact that the Katana Club's panic room's beer was shaken up from said room falling down into the depths of a cave.
- A Call Back from the original: Walter's "see without eyes no jutsu" just seemed like an invoked Ass Pull so that he could worf Zorin, except here it's often used as a regular technique by at least Walter himself and Integra to see through illusions.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Each of its six chapters is titled "the" and something that sounds vaguely similar to "Dawn" that's related to it. We have "the Don," "the Dumb," "the Den," "the Demo Run," "the Duon," and "the Done."
- Load-Bearing Boss: Justified. The pocket dimension made by the Don is kept stable thanks to his chakra molding it around. Once he dies, the orb its kept in falls into the river, and because of the water entering from the outside, the dimension is briefly flooded before it fades away.
- Perfectly Cromulent Word: Unlike Hecksing proper, this seems to make up words at times. Like "susperection" (a very unfortunate typo of "suspicion" that, for some reason, turned into "erection" partway through) in chapter 2.
- Pocket Dimension: The Don can make them. Or at least, one.
- Really 700 Years Old: Rip is confirmed to be 616 by World War II's start. Assuming that HUC/HTD's history is accurate, that makes her really around seven hundred years old by HUC's epilogue.
- Took a Level in Badass: Either inverted or played straight with Alucard, whether you're counting this as going from his HUC self to his HTD self or chronologically from his HTD self to his HUC self. Either way, Alucard starts off incredibly incompetant, and the villains of the week do, in fact, manage to put him in dangerous situations not unlike your typical action show. Then again, the HRGs here are shown to be a lot more competant — since Hecksing usually goes up against the entire group, their actions seem like they're on par with the Titan Mecha in HUC, as the leader is quicker to be involved and they throw out their bigger projects a lot faster.
- Villain Ball: The Don could have very easily wiped out the entirety of Hecksing, as he's a borderline Reality Warper who can knock out all three of them and at least immobilize them. But then his stupid "elaborate deaths" and his idea of try to hook up Alucard and Walter with his 100 daughters blows it.
- Villain Exit Stage Left: On the attack on the Katana Gang, Hecksing encounters Yumie, who freezes herself for a future HRG to unfreeze her later. (Or after 10,000 years past.) This unfreezing is implied to happen sometime around Ulumate' first twelve chapters, since she's faced off in said work's thirteenth chapter and Distant Finale.
- Win to Exit: Non-game example: The Don makes "invisible" walls in his pocket dimension that prevent Hecksing from leaving. They have to kill him for him to free them from the dimension.
- You Keep Using That Word: "Invisible" walls. They're not invisible if you can see the blue chakra composing them.
Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Whose Getting a Spinoff?
- Mind Screw: All of the original set of trolls are replaced with Nepeta, except the original Nepeta herself (who has vague wherabouts) and Karkat (who is still present but appears to have some differences). That's just the first chapter. Things get really complicated and confusing, really fast from there.
New Super Dale Gribble U
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment:
- The story opens up with Dale dreaming about the opening to New Super Luigi U, with him, Bill, and Boomhauer in the place of Luigi and the Toads, Nancy in the place of Peach, and a Strickland Propane hat said to be Hank's (which the narrative seems to treat like an actual person) in the place of Mario/Mario's hat. It's really just used to have a "nightmare" that leads into explaining the Hills moving away.
- Hank's head exploding at the end of the first phone call upon getting the news that his neighborhood is all-but-literally infested with catwomen. Despite King of the Hill aiming for realism, and this story... more-or-less following many of the known laws of physics and always avoiding the unexplained otherwise, Hank's head blows up like a bomb. He's even described as having smoke coming out of his neck. The closest this gets to being mentioned again is that during the next time, he has bandages wrapped around his forehead.
- A Day in the Limelight: Hello there main character Dale!
- Dream Within a Dream: In the Dream Sequence at the beginning, Dale confusingly says that he woke up from another dream. I'll confirm this in the notes once the story proper is out, but that this is not saying that even the story proper is yet another layer of dreaming.
- Mythology Gag: Upon first announcing this I have acknowledged that this runs the risk of being too similar to Carl Stevens Universe. This gets a few nods, like when Bill suggests trying to bet the catwomen's stay over a game of sorts, Dale responds with "I heard of something like that happening in Delaware. It did not end well for the team with the gun guys." This implies that New Super Dale Gribble U also takes place in the same world as Carl Stevens Universe and, by extension, Crconikals, which makes things even more confusing than they already are. For one thing, Hank may or may not be a light-plant being, and his appearance in Beach City might have something to do with Buck forcing him to move. While most of these fanworks take place in the same general date they were published, for this one it's a bit ambiguous.
- Non-Indicative Name:
- While the summary point-blank says otherwise, the start of the story and its title make it seem like it's going to be "A New Super Mario Bros game, but with King of the Hill characters (minus Hank)."
- This has nothing to do with the Wii U, unlike New Super Luigi U.
- Only Sane Man:
- Boomhauer is the most rational by far to the catwomen out of the main three. Bill wants to desperately try to date one of them, and Dale wants to kill them at first since he hates all kinds of Darkstalkers.
- Put on a Bus: One of the big gimmicks with this plot, aside from being pretty crack, is that Hank has been forced to move to a (fictional) city by the northern end of Texas thanks to an undisclosed screwup involving Buck Strictland needing to get a new identity. Bill phones him three times over the course of the story (and Felicia does so too once), but he ultimately always says that he can't do anything.
- Take That, Scrappy! Not a scrappy in the fic itself, but from canon: Lucky and several of his "redneck" friends are nearly crushed in a cave-in during the final battle thanks to their own wrecklessness. BB Hood then leans on the fourth wall and forces in a "And nothing of value was lost" line. Granted, by the end they're revealed to survive, but not after getting a brutal beating from the cave-in and being forced to dig out themselves.
- What Could Have Been: An actual, combat duel with Dale, Boomhauer, and Bill going against Felicia had been thought of, with the problem being that there was no planned reason for it that wouldn't be either out of character or redundant with one of the author's previous fanworks he compared the plot of this to. One planned ending to this portion was Bill taking advantage of her super senses and tossing something repulsive to her nose, which finally gives the guys an advantage. Dale and Boomhauer manage to hold her down, and Bill... fails a charge just enough for her to break free. It was eventually replaced with a propane trivia contest (something both Dale and Felicia are bad at, at least I presume).
- Would Hit a Girl: Yes, this is present even in a King of the Hill story, which I believe out of all fandoms I write so far is probably/logically the one more filled with Wouldn't Hit a Girl than almost anything else. Dale forces himself to fight Baby Bonnie Hood as an attempt to protect Arlen, but he's reluctant until after she causes the ground beneath everyone to explode and send them into a cave system. Ultimately, Dale himself can't really do much (this is really more of the case of him being considerably less of a fighter than Bonnie), and Felicia breaks in for a Big Damn Heroes moment and they start fighting her together.
The Hill KingI might comment this out since nearly all of this won't be how the actual fic will turn out.
- The Ace: Navy Bill, who is pretty much what Bill would be like if he hadn't changed from the past. Except with more. With a single punch, he can not only fix a heavily battered truck, but instal a GPS into it. (It's later explained that this is due to several small computers on him, but at the time it seems really bizarre.) Everyone eventually gets sick of him.
- Adaptation Decay: In-universe. Bobby and co's concept for a Homestuck series (this, by the way, takes place in a world where Homestuck otherwise doesn't exist) is meddled by execs into a status quo-obeying sit com about 18-year old strippers -- and thanks to a transportation accident, their strip club -- getting stranded in a jungle. The broad character designs and the name (which the promo tries to give a reason for, but it's a crappy reason) are the only thing in common it has with the original/the real-world webcomic.
Bobby: WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO OUR— ooh, Seth MacFarlane's writing some of it? Cool!
- Ascended Extra: Nancy is considered part of the main cast (although she is sometimes replaced with her dreamed up counterpart from Hank's dreamsnote ), along with Hank, Rip, Dale, and Bobby. Bill and Boomhauer, however, are kind of demoted to secondary characters.
- Bizarro World: Basically answers the question nobody really asked: What if Hank Hill had instead married (a less murderous) Rip from Hellsing, in addition to everybody living in a pretty trippy to begin with world. Alongside that, "World of Propane" involves several alterate worlds, which comes up again in "Navyed" when ace version of Bill steps through.
- Boy Meets Ghoul:
- Hank, human, is in a marriage with Rip, a vampire.
- And their vampire son Bobby has occasionally gotten into relationships with fully human(?) girls.
- Chekhov's Gun:
- The opening involves Bobby somehow managing to get a show idea greenlit. "Showtime" is mostly about said show. And it comes up again in "Navyed."
- General concepts like Dreamy Nancy, some of Bobby's abilities, the fictigun, and Mega-lo-Mart's defense systems almost always come up in a later chapter. It's lampshaded by Boomhauer saying something along the lines of that those things don't simply vanish.
- Crack Fic: The entire point of this. The "Homestuck" series is also yet another crack fic of the original Homestuck comic (what if Homestuck was a Seth MacFarlane cartoon?), except this time it's due to in-universe Executive Meddling.
- Double Meaning Title: "Navyed," as both the alternate Bill focused on in the B-plot is from the US Navy, and it's a pun on "marooned" (used as the synonym for "stranded," but the pun involve the colors), which is what happens to Hank and Nancy in the first half of the B-plot.
- Empathic Environment: Averted, to the point of environmental dissonance. Bill comments that the "propane ritual duel" would have been epic if the sole change was that it was raining. Since it isn't, it just seems like two guys swatting at eachother like idiots over a pit. It gets to the point where a thunderstorm happening in an actually dramatic moment (Hank and Nancy waking up in a jungle, having to run from beasts) is meant to be taken as the first clue that they're Trapped in TV Land.
- Everything Trying to Kill You:
- Hank's dreams, outside of the path from his house to his work, seem to be made of this, reflecting his dislike to anything out of his comfort zone. Even his son's school isn't safe.
- Teledroid, a series of televisions from Mega-lo-Mart who banded to life and tried to kill Bill for pressing too many buttons on a remote.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: The first chapter involves dream travel. As pointed out by Rip, they actually do this in four different ways, resulting in three different levels of being there. Rip herself (and Bobby, training under her) use vampiric powers by methods of a pillow-like object made from her blood, Hank just slept with Dale plugging in a dream-sharing device (so themselves are dream projections, but from real people), while the Nancy is just a projection from Hank, a different person. So we have people who are actually there (the vampires), people who are only kinda dreaming it but in some extreme cases Your Mind Makes It Real (Hank and Dale), and not-there-not-tied-with-anyone-awake (Nancy).
- Lighter and Softer: Compared to its original incarnation, SIMPSONS.
- Ms. Fanservice: Nancy and especially her dreamy counterpart fall under the role most of the time. Rip herself sometimes too.
- Monster of the Week: Roughly.
- "Saccharine Evening:" Both the loan sharks after Buck for the real world, and Hank's dreamed up Peggy for his dream.
- "Back to the Border:" The shapeshifter.
- "Showtime:" Halfway through, the Teledroid.
- "Propane Boom III: Chapter 4:"
- Oddly Titled Sequel: Parodied with "Propane Boom III: Chapter 4."
- Once per Episode: A massive explosion, at least once per episode.
- Saccharine Evening: Dream-Strickland Propane's explosion.
- Back to the Border: Thanks to new anti-anti-immigration laws, the border patrol officials decide to blow the whole thing up, California to Texas. Sadly for Hank, who thanks to not getting the news was the only one on it at the time, the border also had forcefields for some reason, forcing him to drive all the way to the Gulf of Mexico and ramp off in order to outrun the blast.
- Showtime: One of the televisions explode.
- Propane Boom III: Chapter 4: Another propane explosion seems to kill of Buckley for real. It doesn't.
- World of Propane:
- Other Me Annoys Me:
- Hank is near-unpleasable in finding an alternate universe counterpart that he likes. There's usually just one thing with him that he doesn't really like.
- Bill and Navy-Bill get along even less, thanks to Navy-Bill flat-out thinking of Bill as a "bad luck-hit" version of him, and Bill taking it in the least polite manner possible.
- Nancy and Dreamy Nancy are a bit more complicated, as the former simply doesn't like what the latter might represent of Hank. (Even after it's long disproven.) And doesn't like her ruining her image by one way or another. That aside, they're one of the few alternate self pairs that actually do become pretty friendly.
- Refugee from TV Land: Anything hit by the fictigun on its "extract" setting. The "input" setting does the opposite. Both of which affect the source show in real time (fast-forewarding "past" the points results in the unaltered content until the events "inside" catch up).
- Status Quo Is God: Ripped (pun unintended) at repeatedly:
- In "Propane Boom III: Chapter 4," Buckley seems to be caught in another, bigger explosion. And this happens close enough to the end that one may think he's just going to get killed off again. Then, at the very last line before the AN, he gets up and says "Psyche."
- Hank has so far had three major swords over the course of the series. His initial Flame Sword. Then that's destroyed, and he gets the Panty Sword — fairly powerful, good at slaying just about anything supernatural, with the required panties being the only drawback — for about two and a half chapters. The "half" is because halfway through the third one, he accidentally destroys it while trying to outsmart its mechanics, and a chapter later he makes a new sword out of his busted truck parts.
- "Navyed" addresses this very specifically, and seems like an episode with big changes to the Hills, but it ultimately isn't. In fact, there's just about no change to them (aside from Bobby getting a shipping wall painting he didn't want of him kissing Ladybird) because of the side-characters wanting changes to their lives.
- Story-Breaker Power: The fictigun. In fact, the chapter it was created in is called "The Game Breaker," where it's the titular game breaker. The power to limitlessly draw any character from any work of fiction and keep all of their abilities is extremely dangerous, and if used on the right works (think Dragonball, for one example), most of the villaince faced here would be downright trivialized. Assuming you can get the person/people/things summoned on your side. The teen punks learned that the hard way with their graffiti drawing.
- Take That: The Executive Meddling-riddled Homestuck adaptation is a shot at the fandom's pervier parts, because I don't feel Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals did that enough. Oh, and to a lesser extent, Family Guy.
- Too Dumb to Live: Narrow aversion in "Propane Boom III: Chapter 4." Buckley nearly gets himself killed by misuse of propane tanks.
- Trapped in TV Land: It's revealed very early on in "Navyed" that this is what happened to Hank and Nancy in a way, thanks to the fictigun having a reverse setting. They were both sucked into a Youtube upload of the pilot for the meddled Homestuck adaptation and could be briefly visible in the video, only having 22 minutes (spaced out whenever the "narrative" feels like it) to communicate to the outside world before the video ends yet they continue on. It becomes Refugee from TV Land after the cast breaks in with Hank and Nancy to get out.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Dreamy Nancy is allowed to walk around naked with nobody saying a thing about it (except Hank), which is more odd since the fic always aims to keep reactions to things like this pretty realistic. Boomhauer does speak up about this in the season finale, but only once, and she's just moved out of earshot when he does.
- Wham Episode:
- "Propane Boom III: Chapter 4." The rest of the Hellsing characters finally get some hint as to where they are, and Captain even goes on to be a rarely-occuring character. One character (Buckley) is un-killed, and it's implied that Lucky may actually be a serious antagonist. Or... something along those lines.
- The premise behind "The Game Breaker" implies that the Fictigun may come up as means to get more crossover. And the tail end outright confirms it.
- "Queen Vs Queen." Say hello to Peggy Hi— Platter!
Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. WhiskersThis may contain unmarked spoilers, thanks to its short length and the fact that the main plot changes really fast and early. Generally, only the details about the fourth chapter are marked.
- Artifact Title: The actual "meeting" takes backseat very, very quickly to the plot involving the Shadow People.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Pigman. Also, to a lesser extent, Edd uses a new pill he manufactured to have Ed grow into a giant, in order to offer a quick ride home after Whiskers destroys their boat. He's not nearly the side of Pigman, and in fact that narrative outright says this, but he still provides a decent mean of transportation.
- Battle in the Rain: In the final battle.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Souls are usually blue, and when they're being sucked out if it keeps this coloring, then there's a much bigger chance that they can go back to their original bodies. However, once they get pulled out far enough by a sucker, they turn green, meaning that it's almost impossible to save them.
- Crack Fic: It's based on an idea I had when I was seven or eight.
- Crossover: It says so right there in the title. Also, the final chapter has Ed, Edd n Eddy crossover, as (a future) Eddy is revealed to be Brandy's owner.
- Darkest Hour: Whiskers has consumed every soul in the planet save Brandy's (thanks to the shadow-fighting water she infused in her sword), and hijacked (Ed, Edd n Eddy-)Ed's body on the course to a Florida Launch Station so that he can do the same to other, alien planets. This is the setting for the final battle. Of course, everyone's souls end up back after he's dead.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Brandy (and the Simpsons) successfully escapes the Amazon and makes it back home, but it isn't easy.
- Empathic Environment: Justified in the final battle. Whiskers makes it rain over the ocean, in an attempt to hinder Brandy.
- Fantastic Racism: Pigman seems to hate what we would consider regular sized animals, prefering his kind of giants that he calls "Macros." When he first meets the Simpsons and Brandy, he shouts "Micros!" at them disgustingly.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Whisker's true form looks something like a giant, long, black/purple dragon with red eyes. As stated in the final closing notes, he was originally going to have more of a jellyfish-ish head.
- Mr. Exposition: Bart, of all people, is the only person who understands what's going on with the plot by the beginning of the story. Thanks to hearing the mythos as school gossip.
- One-Winged Angel: Whiskers turns into some kind of large dragon... esque thing in the final battle after eating the souls of everyone on Earth except for Brandy.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whisker's "dark rabbit" form (an "in between" of his dragon-like form and his disguise appearance) as well as his dragon form has red eyes.
- Ron the Death Eater: Invoked with Whiskers — back when I came up with the idea years ago I hated the guy and thought he did some pretty bad crimes (naturally I can't remember exactly what was it that made me hate him), so he was going to turn out to be some soul-sucking abomination. Now the plot point's being kept because otherwise the story would be completely different from how it will turn out, and the final villain wouldn't have as much impact as it would if it was Whiskers.
- Walking Spoiler: Mr. Whiskers, on account of being the Big Bad and his true identity of a shadow Eldritch Abomination. Also, the appearance of the Eds is supposed to be a surprise, and they don't enter the story until three fourths of the way.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: To try to keep true to this detail of the plot, Bart is very quick to lose his soul — he does so at the beginning of chapter 2, before anything can really happen and when all he does is give some exposition. Downplayed with Lisa in chapter 3, as she does play a big role in the prior chapter. And Homer and Marge in 4, as they both also play a role in the earlier points and it makes sense for them to lose their souls since Whiskers sucked out those of everyone on Earth, save Brandy, whose weilding a weapon coated in the Shadow's weakness allowed her's to stay intact.
- Wham Episode: The end of chapter one. Bart exposits about this new concept of "Shadow People," and their ally Pigman. And it turns out Whiskers is one of the former.
- You Are Already Dead: Non-fatal example. One of Whisker's attacks in his Shadow Rabbit form is to strike someone multiple times in rapid succession, which does no pain on them. At first. Then, however, either after a certain amount of time passes since the last strike or if Whiskers adds a tail hit, every previous strike hits them at once. It's supposed to be a way to stun someone in the whole shock of the move.
Soap: The Lost Element
THE BEST FAMILY
360 Degree DuckI have a large trope list for this, pasted somewhere here (under "A Trope List", with its character sheet being called "A character sheet", be warned as it spoils the entire plot of the first chapter) but a lot of it details what-ifs. I'm gonna try to recreate it from scratched, focused only on the events of the first chapter. Although these tropes may also pretty much spoil the entire plot of the first chapter. Especially First Episode Spoiler.
- Arc Number: 12. Duck's birthday is December 12th, the first chapter only properly introduces the twelve bigger-tiered demons, and it will the third original work published, specifically the fourth chapter since the first two of Soap will be out in one update (3x4 = 12).
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the climax of the first chapter, Anti Angel uses the power of the 360 to grow himself up from "actually rather small" to "building-sized giant". However, the demons combat this by (eventually) fusing into Fusion, who rivals his size.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted for both Anti Angel and Duck. The former is the boss of the soul-checking group that the 360 used to work under, yet by himself he can be trumped by his employees and it's only with combining their power that he can stand on his own. (And even then, they combine their power via more direct means, and the result beats him in a fight even after said powering up.) The latter is a definite Badass, but he's also little more than a voluntier bounty hunter and doesn't actually have a high rule in anything or even a decent-paying job. Witchita plays this straight, being the boss of her weapon-manufacturing group and the biggest threat out of them.
- Color-Coded Characters: Especially evident in the major group. The 360 is all coded by a different color as seen in this image. Duck is a pale yellow — similar to his hair color, and supposed to be "light". (While the 360's colors are all as bright as possible for their respective hues, they are not considered "light" by RGB standards.) Witchita is represented by purple, and supposed to be "dark". Above all, this is the most evident in the colors of energy they attack with, even though Duck's is apparantly drawn from a gun that uses another demon's crystal for power.
- Establishing Character Moment:
- When Tyler moves out, Duck shows a big lack of being hurt by this, even though he states that a lack of a roommate would put him in a pretty big financial pit.
- Literally the first thing Witchita does is spawn a dark-metal chain through Duck's window and goad him into a fight.
- First Episode Spoiler: That "Jennifer" girl that moves in with Duck? she's really a demon named Red (though it is heavily implied on her first appearance that something isn't right about her, so this doesn't come out of nowhere as much as it sounds), sent to Earth along with some of her co-working demons to make a portal there for their boss. Said boss comes through along with everybody else, the boss — Anti Angel — reveals that he secretly wanted to take over the surface since his secret attempts at backstabbing his way to the top in Hell didn't work, the workers revolt and eventually kill him, and Starpoke is soon filled in with all 360 of said demon workers.
- Green Rocks: Demons can actually mass-make these by hardening parts of their energy into solid crystaline masses called... "crystals". They can self-generate their own energy, which anyone can use for attacks or tricks similar to those of the source demon, after taking some time to master them. Duck's gun is powered by such a crystal, from a demon that his trainer supposedly defeated ages ago. And halfway through the first chapter, the demons bail themselves out of Anti Angel's septer, and since they aren't giving him energy anymore he can't grow large. Except that he secretly drew parts of them out and crystalized that, which not only gave an excuse to have Giant Anti Angel vs Fusion, but it leads the way to give Duck crystals from all 360 of them.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: The first chapter introduces fourteen recurring characters: Duck, Witchita, and twelve of the most major demons. There's 360 demons in that particular group, by the way. So far (going by plans although I have written up to the appearances of all of them except Anti Angel), the first chapter also has/will have five other competetors in Duck's roommate challenge (though so far only one of them has been given any kind of depth or quirks), Anti Angel, Red's dad, and cameoes of Tyler and Stacy, the protagonists of my previous original story.
- Loony Fan: Zeke, one of the competetors in Duck's roommate contest.
A Slash of Mortality(Unlike what I usually do, for some reason I don't quite feel like giving away some details in the trope list just yet. Here's one I'll say right here: that thing in In Name Only about the story having the lack of a god-like figure? That's a lie that's the base of the final arc.) (Also, only two of the protagonists have been thought through that much, and named for that matter.)
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Practically a staple in my web original works — and even some of the fan works. Springs of Life generally create people in different appearances mostly depending on surroundings, and the bigger the springs are, greater chance and higher amount of diversity there is.
- Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": Yes, a woman with blue skin, six eyes, and nine arms will still be called a human if she originated from one of their life springs. Although seeing as none of the aliens look even remotely humanoid and that the spring's essentially been the source to the same species as, say, the far more real-world looking Adam and Eve, this is a little justifyable.
- Death from Above: The opening scene does shows a group that has at least Adam and Eve protagonist-wise doing this with none other than kinetic bombardment. To the sun.
- Establishing Character Moment: Eve's first appearance is in a flash-foreward, where she reveals the minor twist that everyone on board is naked or near-naked, shouts at the enemy and calls them cowards for "covering" themselves in their Humongous Mecha, and asks for a nuke. Which she then takes to a testing site, breaks with her knee, survives the blast with her arms made skeletal yet not caring about it(they get better), and suggests to what is apparantly her military squad that they should improve on it.
- Faster-Than-Light Travel: Thanks to what is either the return or debut (depending on when Real Story comes out) of the still currently unnamed teleport matter! Without this, battles and arcs would literally take millennia in-universe.
- Full-Frontal Assault: The humans themselves, attempted to be Played for Badassery.
- Genre Shift: The opening (not counting the flashforeward) seems to be gearing towards a Lord of the Flies clone told in brief, what with implying that even with background-less kids born up on a mountain, they still are not saints and get into fights, something which only heightened once the spring split off and created two "families." Then it cuts to an equivilent of the early era, where established houses and the like are made, the spring has been split even more (again, due to accidents breaking off parts of the rock holding it in place and causing some to stream over to another section), and they're still sharply divided over which of the springs they came from. During this part, it starts out as a purely social conflict with very few fight scenes aside from some wild animals... until they finally band together by the end and, several centuries later, make humanity's first rocket. At the tail end of the first chapter, the story's real style comes into play.
- Humans Are Special: Downplayed. While animals still have the conventional "live for a certain lifespan, die sometime around then or get killed some other way before," it first seems like humans are the one exception. While their fellow animals appear to be born and evolved in the same way as their real life counterparts, the humans spawn from a strange flower that was pretty much dissolved into a pond of water, now considered a Life Spring that slowly grows. And they appear to be unable to die. Humans also have some good control over teleport matter, being able to harness it thanks to whatever the spawn flower left in their internal systems, and control it to do whatever they want with it. The downplay comes from the fact that, upon making it to space, they don't even get to fly past the moon to realize that other sentient races have these traits too.
- Immortality Begins at 20: The human variations, and later the other sentient races, all seem to stop physically aging around their twenties. As a reconstruction of Who Wants to Live Forever?, this is kind of necessary.
- In Media Res: Sort of. Not unlike Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, it opens with a shot of the future — specifically, an upcoming battle taking place mainly on a giant aircraft carrier that is able to go through the sun. The sort of comes from how it's relitively early into the story. (Guessing about chapter 4 or 5 or something.) Unlike Gurren Lagann, there is less of a chance that this will end up being an arc that never happens.
- In Name Only:
- Frankly, of the story of Adam and Eve. Yes, those are the names of the first two people that originated from the first spring. And yes, their last name — as with the last names of everyone from that particular spring — is Genesis. And it takes the idea of there being no death at first and runs with it. But that's where the similarities end. The most fantastic things they encounter at first arc the spring (later springs) they originated from and the fact that they are seemingly immortal, as there's no signs of a god or any kind of creation. Later it becomes a more alien-centric story. But the real kicker? The characters named Adam and Eve themselves? They're more Like Brother and Sister if anything at all, which is kind of what happens seeing as they quite clearly grew up together.
- Additionally, the end of the first chapter states that it's loosely based on the (partically NSFW) video "If Man Obeyed God", but while that inspired the story along with Gurren Lagann and possibly a friggin AXE commercialnote , the whole "mobs and mobs of naked people" was the only element taken from it and it goes in a very different direction the moment it starts.
- The One Guy: Adam is the first human to be spawned from a Spring of Life, and the first male. And seemingly the last male. While he eventually gives up watching any future spawns to see if any of them have the same... "anatomical structure" as he does, Eve repeatedly claims that he shouldn't, even if the probability looks increasingly slim.
- Mythology Gag:
- The beginning actually describes that the fighter's bodies as usually being hidden through some way, which is latter revealed to be covering the fact that they're all naked. (Which doesn't come to light until seconds before Eve rants to their enemy about this style.) Once that's through, the narrative lampshades this in a similar manner to the ending of Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, where it turns out that Carl, Seras, and Rip went into combat naked by accident.
- Of Who Wants to Live Forever?, but it cheats. A lot. Firstly, all sentient species introduced so far are also immortal, so loneliness and outliving are never an issue. Neither is aging. The theory about time speeding up is... not even brushed against, or only mildly hand waved as not being that servere. And while this still contains issues of what will happen in the future as discussed in the first chapter (such as the Earth literally being unnavigatable, and after that it will be consumed by the sun and everyone would be forced to live out there for billions of years until it finally explodes and leaves them drifting through space until they finally find new homes, whereupon the cycle will just repeat. Mouthful, but it is a worry for these guys) are debunked through with some planning (Blast off to space! Or, better, make something that can recycle the atomic structure of the sun itself to prevent it from expanding/dying).
- And Humans Are Bastards, with the beginning few chapters — especially the first — being about uniting them all in order to face off against the enemy.
- Required Secondary Powers: This variation of immortality has it in spades. And any that they don't have is quickly accounted for.
- Serial Escalation: To be general: How far will the human race go? What kind of crazy crap can they invent next? How big will the threat local team of protagonists be faced with be? How ridiculous can Eve's swords get?
- Chronologically, the story starts out with two sets of people who were born from different splits of the spring arguing over how to live their life style. One chapter later, and the entire human race is doing something similar to aliens.
- Spiritual Successor: While that idea came first, Blue Sun is probably going to be one to this once I finally get something done with it, what with the similar yet ironcally smaller scale story about humanoids that come in a number of various appearances dealing with environmental problems related to their local area in space. (BS has its star system, while ASOM eventually extends past the observable universe, and to... more bits of the universe that we just can't see with our technology.) Both of the protagonists even have some variation of swords for their weapon, although Eoflitt prefers practicality, use, and familial heiratage (the latter being why the Silver Blade is her favorite) while Eve prefers number of blades.
- Title Drop: I have implied right in the ffn announcement that this phrase, seeing as every character is immortal, would mean something really bad.
- Wham Line: While the opening to the entire story gives away or at least heavily implies that aliens of sort will come into play, they are confirmed pretty suddenly near the end of the first chapter. After launching the world's first rocket, the team on it soon gets a transmission from another one of the sentient species. "Hey there, looks like we have another one."
- Widget Series: Compared to the previous three original web fictions set to be out before thisnote , this one is a bit of an oddball.
- Absent Aliens: Despite featuring the trolls, this is one of my few works to not involve or mention aliens in any way. The trolls themselves are said to be a seperate evolutionary line from humans in this verse, and everything the "crew" encounters ultimately comes from Earth. The fact that nobody ever really leaves Earth helps.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Aradiabot. It's revealed that Dave, while in the "drunk" phrase of the memory wiper, told her to kill him in an attempt to convince Kanaya that she makes a loyal robot. He was going to call it off, but he jokingly says "Do not obey any orders anymore," thus ending up with the Aradiabot seen in the main story.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: The chapter titles. "Getting Out of Bed," "The Crew Dies," "Ocean's Wrath," "Birth of Fear..." but after that, it kind of tones down.
- Butt Monkey:
- Dave will usually get the short end of the stick in my works, but this probably takes the cake.
- Something bad happens to Vriska in practically every chapter. She gets her boat stolen, for one. By Hank Hill of all people.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: This is my first story since Sweet Jade and Hella John to have the original post-scratch ancestors in some form but not have the pre-scratch ones in any way. At least, maybe until anything on them is actually said. You know, for fun, here's a little tally:
- Sweet Jade and Hella John: The one that started and for a while ended this "habit" of only having the A2 ancestors.
- Kids Fit the Trolls: Both sets absent.
- Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals: Both sets absent until about halfway through the story. (The "about" is mainly because their debuts is in the series of four chapters that can be read in any order, and how to measure that is a little tricky.)
- 496 Reasons: It's... complicated. But both sets will be involved, both through flashbacks and... uh... it's a pretty big spoiler by this point in the fic's standards.
- Act 5 Vs Act 6: Neither set is planned to make an appearance.
- Kids Fight the Zombies: Karkat is planned to be the only troll to make an appearance period. Possibly Nepeta too, but only at the very end.
- In the Flesh Installment: Neither ancestral set appears. The descendants only really do in the form of cameoes.
- OT32 Shenanigans: Eventually, both sets will be in.
- Homestuck Rewrite: In spite of featuring only the post-scratch trolls, neither ancestor set will make an actual appearance.
- Everburn: I dunno.
- Crackcest Decathalon: None of the trolls are present in any of the ten stories.
- Oedipal Rhymes: This is just a stupid, short one-shot thing that also has none of the trolls in it.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
- The first chapter's title is "Getting Out of Bed." Flashbacks aside, that is mostly what it is about.
- The second chapter, named "The Crew Dies," subverts this. It isn't talking about Dave and the trolls at all, but instead the crew of the cruise ship.
- Expy: Hologram-Dave is the closest this story has to an actual Davesprite, serving as an exposition guide and a more emotional version of Dave himself.
- Foreshadowing: Much of the human's subplot in Vegas foreshadows a completely unrelated story: The Homestuck Thanksgiving Special, AKA Kids Fight the Zombies.
- Honor Before Reason: The things Hank does borders on ridiculous. He takes Vriska's smaller boat over Mindfang's giant ship simply because he doesn't like the design of the latter, and he would rather go naked than take any of the pirate outfits on board the former.
- Lampshade Hanging: This rarely takes itself seriously.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Part of the main plot is the aftermath after Dave drank something that will wipe out the next 72 hours of what he will do, in addition to a huge chuck of what happened before he drank it. He spends the story figuring out just what happened, why he would drink such a thing, and how the thing works.
- Major Injury Underreaction: Dave invokes this, trying to show almost no reaction no matter what happens to him.
- Minimalist Cast: For the first half at least, you can expect the number of characters to be very little outside of the ship crew. Unless we're talking about the humans and their trip through Vegas, and even that might be a little on the small side. Heck, even though the first chapter takes place in a Hawaiian inn, the only characters outside of Dave and the trolls outside of flashbacks is one room service worker, and that only serves to drive them out of the room via window. It's pretty lonely out in the ocean.
- Naked People Are Funny: The main characters start off the story naked. Fortunately, they come across a very convenient cargo ship with clothes on it early in the second chapter.
- Non-Indicative Name: The "hangover" part doesn't actually last that long at all.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: The plot would be disturbing at best and disturbing and filled with horrific holes at worst if the characters were not of legal age.
- Running Gag:
- "Damn cat trolls."
- Said cat trolls making plans that completely disregard everybody else.
- Chapter 11: California. Chapter 12: Arizona. Chapter 13: Still Arizona. Chapter 14: STILL Arizona. The group spends a while in Arizona.
- Whenever Vriska does something drastic, Kanaya would usually comment that this is why she never introduced her to Dave.
- Second Episode Introduction: Aradiabot, Holo-Dave, and the Kraken.
- Shout-Out: The second chapter will confirm that the "three day" element of the memory wiper is one to Majora's Mask. The kicker is that when the story begins, which should be the fourth day Dave had the wiper in him, is called "a new day," the dawn of which is frequently refered to.
- Status Quo Is God: Averted when it comes to overall arcs like getting back to Texas and figuring out what happened over the three days. (Although they do spend a whopping 9 chapters out at sea, 10 counting the introduction which mostly takes place in Hawaii.) Generally, if it's an element from the first chapter, expect it to be immune to this trope, but (there are exceptions to this) if it comes up later, expect it to not.
- Injuries. Aradia gets an arm chopped off by a genetic immitation of the Grim Reaper in "Birth of Fear," yet it gets grown back thanks to the ship's medical unit. It helps that this was Played for Laughs. Then after making it to land, Nepeta outright suffers from a terrible spine injury, but gets that healed by the end thanks to a convenient magic spring.
- It should be noted that for the second half, the status quo will be changed up a bit. Namely, the humans (and... basically the people who were their guardians in canon, but thanks to this story's complications they're kind of their own people. Like the ancestors.) finally join in with Dave and the troll's journey back to Texas.
- This Is Your Premise on Drugs: It's kind of like Red Dwarf on some serious crack. Some details of certain chapters are even kind of ripped off from it.
- Trailers Always Spoil: The titles of some of the chapters can give away moments. Like "California," where they finally make it to permanent land.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes? The fourth chapter's Monster of the Week is a tiny robot that scans people, then genetically creates eggs which hatch in creatures custom-made to the scanned person or people's fears. (Thankfully, each creation is limited to being moddled from one person's thoughts.) It's destroyed pretty early, but not after scanning the entire ship's crew.
Act 5 Vs Act 6
- Bag of Spilling: By the beginning of the story, everyone who was a God Tier at the end of KFTT has lost their outfits (see Clothes Make the Superman) except John. And all John manages to do with his is re-create the opening to Sonic 3 And Knuckles before his clothes are knocked off by Meenah (thankfully, he has his regular outfit on underneath for some reason). To further this, she burns them.
- Clothes Make the Superman: It's flat-out stated that God Tier costumes is what gives the person their powers in this verse, which raises the question as to what exactly happens when someone kills themselves on a quest bed.
- Gambit Pileup: The inter-relationships between the "Act 6" group is... complicated, to say the least. At one point, the "Calliope" the main characters see is actually Caliborn in disguise leading them to their deaths... except that there is also a real Calliope that tried to hijack Caliborn. And yet she's also trying to kill the "Act 5" group as well.
Kids Fight the Zombies(I'm not even going to bother spoiling that it's actually a zombie story and using the guise of "The Homestuck Thanksgiving Special.")
- Alcohol is LSD: Aparantly having, at most, one fifth of a beer can can cause extreme hangover and hallucinations. Rose tries flying a plane a few hours after sharing a drink with the rest of her squad. The controls are described as moving around wildly, the clouds start turning into the logo of The Simpsons (except implied to be in all caps with an exclamation point, as if it was screaming at her), and a "monitor" shows Shrek's head repeatedly shouting "DON'T CRASH, YA DONKEY!"
- Alien Sky: The "Ocean planet" Rick teleports Jade to averts this... until Jade's blood somehow gets into the atmosphere, turning it red. Or, a portion of it.
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: When Rick first collects most of Jane's "demon power," he "originally" fuses it within himself, transforming him into... a... tiger monster on wheels, before the fake-author realizes how stupid that is, and has him just transform the power into a sword instead.
- Black Speech: An aversion comes in the form of Rick's "triple threat" Grimdarkness. In all of his forms, he speaks perfect English. It's later implied that, unlike Rose's instance in canon, he can control it a lot better.
- Critical Research Failure: Invoked.
- The fake-author thinks that having one-fifth of a can of beer can make you have really bizarre hallucinations while flying a plane.
- Deal with the Devil: Jane of all people literally does this. The deal is that she gets demon abilities no matter what, but if she can't kill Karkatzilla within 24 hours, then John, Dirk, and Jake all lose their souls to the devil.
- Deus ex Machina: Dave nearly drowns in boiling water, but he's saved... because it turns out Jane made a deal with the devil and is now a demon.
- Foreshadowing: A running gag in this (and possibly other SBIG installment too, I'll think about that) is that a lot of things make no sense and, even as the story goes on, seem nothing like they're foreshadowing anything until right when the event happens. Yes, it's foreshadowing is even more abstract and absurd than Homestuck's.
- Jane mentioning making a deal with the devil, as a one-off joke. She reveals to have actually done this by the end of chapter 5 when Karkatzilla knocks her off of a mountain.
- John says that he hired the Jonas Brothers to play at their thanksgiving. They show up just in time to protect the kids from Rick's otherwise near-undodgeable attack.
- Killed Off for Real: John, Jake, and Dirk are all dead before chapter 3.
- Men Are the Expendable Gender: Sort of. John, Jake, and Dirk are all essentially canon fodder. Everytime one of the main four girls (or, to be fair, Dave) "dies," it turns out to be a fake, and they survive all fatal situation. Even if it makes no damn sense.
- Obviously Evil: Rick's amped up forms. First is regular Grimdarkness, just with more control on his part when it comes to speach and utilizing the tentacle/"nightmare vein" elements. In the second stage, his skin turns completely black and his hair turns... purple and emo-like. For the third, the left half of his face and his left arm completely melt away to the bone for some reason, and he becomes much buffer. And the empty skull-eye is glowing red. You tell me that a part-skeleton being with long, purple hair and a dark aura is good.
- One-Winged Angel: Rick's triple-forms are covered in Obviously Evil directly above (you know I might actually switch them around a little. The description being here would make more sense), but there's also Karkatzilla and a short point when Rick fuses Jane's demon energy into himself instead of turning it into a sword. He turns into... a fox-tiger-snake thing with wheels for a feet, before the narrator becomes horrified, quickly says that didn't actually happen, then say it was a stupid idea and he did the sword thing instead.
- Parody Sue: Rick's isn't even subtle about being this. Unlike most examples of this trope, he's a villain.
- Scrificial Lamb: John, Dirk, and Jake are all dead before the third chapter, with the remaining five serving as the main cast, kind of a nod to the Sonic Zombie series having a main five cast, then Origins adds two more that are Doomed by Canon and die really soon. (Although Knuckles seems to be tossed back into the cast.)
- Would Hit a Girl: Every villain, but special mention goes to Rick, who immediately stops trying to hit on Jade after she clearly refuses his proposal and punches her so hard that her blood colors the part of the ocean nearby red and evaporates into the sky, coloring that red as well.
Desert CityI actually have a crapload of tropes for this one. The problem is, I'll have to transfer them from the Nightmare Fuel Sandbox. Warning! Major, major spoilers there! EDIT: Nah, they've been gone for a while. I get to them when I get back to work on it.
I Thought Those Were the IngredientsSee Desert City.
- Meet Your Early Installment Weirdness: While not part of the same series, at one point Caliborn makes ink-monster knockoffs of the 32 that, out of the main characters from said fancomic at least, resemble the Sweet Jade and Hella John characterizations of them. The humans even have the same skin tones, while in here they're openly stated to be technicolor along with the humanized trolls.
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: Meulin becomes an escalating version of this to Dave in the beginning, staying in his apartment the entire time. She later manages to flip it around where she somehow buys out the entire building and turns all of the lower levels into a mall for items — Dave and his family are now the ones that won't leave Meulin's house/hive/store.
- Arc Words: "Utilize". This was going to be an arc word for 496, but there's no reason why it can't be both. In EB's case, this describes how Bobby both gives his weapons another use, and how he turns his older weapons into something else once he gets a stronger one.
- Author Appeal: Why do you think the mystic, all-powerful plot divices are small statues of Pikmin? Hint: Look at my user name.
- 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.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: An inversion! After not appearing in Sweet Jade and Hella John, possibly Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems, and Carl Stevens Universe in spite of his father being in all of them in one way or another, this marks Bobby Hill's first appearance in any of my fan works. That is, unless Hill King or (possibly, or it could fall under a fifth work in the previous list) New Super Dale Gribble U comes out first, which isn't too unlikely.
- 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.
- Decoy Protagonist: Non-lethal example. The first chapter is primarly about Bobby, Joseph, and Connie going around Arlen and trying to find something that can help defeat Johnny (first protecting the Water Spawner/Everburn, then finding where the first Pikmin Statue might be). It seems like it they will be the primary protagonists, and the other crossover characters will only play second fiddle to them. Truth be told, Bobby gets separated from them thanks to a river mishap, ends up meeting Jade, and they sort of serve as the main cast for at least the first act. Bobby will eventually reunite with Joseph and Connie, but by that point in the story, none of them are as important as they were in the beginning.
- 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.
- First Episode Spoiler: Hank and Peggy die near the beginning, and Johnny turns out to have turned evil over his seven year spiritual training. The reason why neither of these are spoiler tagged is because they both happen in the beginning of the story and because the former event practically kickstarts the whole plot.
- The Goomba: Modified versions of the Homestuck imps (much more elemental-based, and not prototype-based at all) appear as the equivillent to "basic" enemies. Naturally, this is the first monster that Bobby encounters.
- Green Rocks: The ten Pikmin Statues.
- Improvized Weapon: This more-or-less describes Bobby's entire arsonal. A ripped-off branch, a chunk of crystal, a piece of a ruin... he later starts to use them for more non-weapony things as he replaces one with another, such as burning the stick once he gets the crystal, and giving Jade the crystal so she can melt it down and reshape it into way to magnify lights once he gets the ruin chunk so that said object can also double as a monocular.
- Infinity Plus One Gun: The Everburn and Permafrost themselves.
- Inventory Management Puzzle: This marks the return of the "5 items, 1 weapon"-Problem Sleuth-based indexing system that, while it debuted in Sweet Jade and Hella John, the idea was floating around my head earlier. Except more slots can be added. And how it works is a little more clearnote . In this case, what counts as a "weapon" is more specific and dependant on a manipulative AI. Unlike Problem Sleuth, anything added to an already full row will shoot out the object on the "final" slot ala the Stack Modus. Jade takes advantage of this to kill a rock imp by juggling her rifle, a random rock lying around, and an increasing number of bullets to keep launching objects out of her one "weapon" slot at it.
- 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. They also mostly don't really care about the whole "magic and monsters" parts that have been integrated into other sections of the world, since either teaching about them wasn't important or Bobby was really slacking off when they were. (Of course, the real reason why Bobby didn't pay too much attention to the more "mythical" parts of history was so that the story had an excuse to neatly exposit on how the creatures work. So far, unlike Total Zeksmit Plains and its elemental classes.)
- Our Monsters Are Different: They are divided into two types: Humanoid, sentient, about-as-friendly-as-humans (give or take depending on the species, but it ultimately comes down to the individuals) like vampires, mermaids, etc, which go by the designation "human-derives;" or the more feral ones, with drastically ranging appearances that may also include human-like, but are usually highly aggressive, like imps, saw-cycles, and wraiths, which are simply called "monsters." And yes, all of the friendly types ultimately have some human resemblance, for whatever reason. Monsters also mix in enemies from other works of media (Homestuck gaining special honor as its imps serve as the Goomba in Everburn's world), to more original creations.
- Our Monsters Are Weird: Some of them border on this. Like saw-cycles, beings which use saws as pseudo-feet.
- Reality Ensues: What would happen if Bobby Hill tried to save the world without gaining any power ups or any of the like first? The emphasis goes on "tried." His low physical skill gets in the way of many things, he never knows how much of anything works, he needs to get bailed out several times... it will get to the point that Jade literally demotes him to extra, forcing him to have a smaller role in the Survivior Group. And, to nod to this, he will also be Demoted to Extra in a trope sense, where he doesn't get nearly as much spotlight as he did in the beginning.
- Rotating Protagonist: While Bobby is, on the grander scheme of things, the main character, the perspective will shift around a lot, especially once the Surviviors grow in numbers.
- Serial Escalation: The story's practically built on this. The Permaforst at least embodies this in seeming like just a gun whose bullets also freeze things - at first. But then, when left unattented, the ice it makes is shown to spread for quite a distance. All of Rainey Street is frozen in a chunk of ice in less than a day, after Johnny fired just a couple of times in Hank's house. But that's dwelving into the villains when the heroes are a better example: Bobby starts out weaponless and terrified, then he breaks a branch off of a tree (implied to have been grown by magic from a currently-unknown character) and from there he starts upping himself in using his surroundings. The Survivors are just Bobby and Jade, during chapter two that number increased to five, then it just grows until they're their own mini society and even something of a portable hospital/army. And the enemies, with wraiths first being mentioned as one of the deadliest... before more take their place. Even the acts get longer.
- 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.
- Spotlight-Stealing Crossover: It's a given that King of the Hill dominates over just about everything else. To the point that I worry if some crossovers (mainly when I start bringing in ones of stories I haven't written a fic of yet) will just be glorified cameoes. Homestuck gets this too, thanks to the Bobby-Jade dynamic being a big focus for the beginning.
- What Could Have Been: Most of the non-King of the Hill male characters (Johnny being one of the exceptions) were originally going to be genderbent, to give a false sense that this would be some kind of harem story (it isn't). The plan didn't go through. Looking back... I'm not completely sure what the reason was, I just stopped liking it.note
- You Cant Twart Stage One: Sort of. While Bobby, Joseph, and Connie do succeed in preventing Johnny from getting the Water Spawner, they also lose it and the Everburn, in spite of their original plan being to take them both to authorities/the military to protect them more properly. And the plan shortly after that is to collect the Pikmin statues... which ends with Bobby getting separated from his group at the time.
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!
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: The beetles themselves.
I normally don't make trope lists for things I haven't started yet, but since these are adaptations and not standalone stories I'm gonna break the rule just once. Or twice. Anyway, this is for the comic versions of Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals. Actually, maybe even HUC's existing spinoff the Dawn and HHC's possible spinoff the Split. But for now I'll just cover the former two.
- Color-Coded Characters: All characters get different dialogue and word balloon colors, and with only minor characters serving as exceptions they are all the same. Specifics are detailed under each one. Here's some of the characters who aren't specifically "bound" to either particular continuity:
- Homer Simpson: Gold.
- Dracula: Black.
- Funny Background Event: To make up for the lack of moments that toy around with the formatting, a number of odd details not covered originally show up in the background.
- Meaningful Background Event: Crosses over with Early-Bird Cameo — During chapter 9 of HUC and 14/15 of HHC, the background of the images shows events of the other fan fic going on. Blurs representing John, Jade, and Cartman (blurs because Rip is on a running Sonic at this point) can be seen as well as Giant David Hasslehoff swimming through the ocean near the end. On the flip side, in HHC's comic, John's "stranded fetish" conversation has Carl, Seras, and the Chief boarding Ed and Eddy's car while Sonic onlooks the scene, about to get involved himself.
- Visual Pun: Averted. The comics do not have the common badfic-visualization trend of taking words literal, but instead opting for a very direct adaptation.
Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals
- Color-Coded Characters:
- Alucard: Dark red.
- Seras: Yellow.
- Carl: Oddly, "rainbow." His text usually shows some signs of gradation from one color to another, if in a very inconsistent way.
- Integra: Blue.
- Rip: Azure, like in Sweet Jade and Hella John. She and Tubalcain are notably the only Millennium members to retain that.
- Zorin: Purple.
- Master Chief: Green as the Chief, crimson as Kamina.
- Walter: Pale blue, but distinct from Rip's azure.
- Major: Dark yellow.
- Doctor: Dark green.
- Captain: Gray.
- Schrodinger: Orange.
- Tubalcain: Red.
- Jan: Navy.
- Luke: Light gray.
- Nonstandard Character Design:
- Carl has rather exaggerated facial features, almost akin to Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks (only without the invoked Uncanny Valley)
- Kamina actually looks like some effort was put into drawing him.
- Painting the Medium: Chapter 12's shortness is represented by condensing it into one "page." Despite sounding like an easy thing to do considering its short length, but it means taking Carl, Seras, and Rip's dodges of Hitler's attack into one panel, which fits very akwardly.
- Scenery Censor: The use of it in the final chapter makes more sense considering the visual format, or it makes less since censor bars are used later and before anyway.
Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals (Only Detailing the chapters posted, but will involve things about the edits of the Great Typo Cleanup that haven't been done yet (as of now, chapters 15-17))
- Color-Coded Characters: The bare basics:
- All A2, B1, and B2 "players": The same colors they had in canon. Karkat still uses gray for reasons unknown, since his mutation isn't really that much of a secret.
- A1 trolls/"Alphas": Usually something in the middle of the text colors their A2 counterparts had, with Mituna using the "limeblood" color as a stand-in for Karkat's when it comes to making the "in-between." Those colors were generated with a [[patorjk.com/text-color-fader/ gradient creation tool]]. Kankri still has pure red.
- Guardians: Mild alterations of their canon Scratch-counterpart's colors. (Confusingly, Nan's resembles Jane's way more than John's for example, and this extends to skin/hair color as well.)
- Ancestors: Mild alterations of their canon Scratch-counterpart's colors, with Signless having a slightly lighter shade of gray, and Vocalist using a slightly darker shade of gray so as to not be completely redundant with Karkat's either.
- Human Counterparts: Given completely different colors altogether in no foreseeable pattern other than John and Dave having some duality themes (blue-yellow and red-green (chartreuse technically) respectively).
- Troll Counterparts: Lighter versions of their original's text colors. Notably, Karkta and Kankri both have light chartreuse/limes, as they are limeblooded. It was originally going to be normal lime colors.
- Pikmin Interns: In a nod to how Onionstuck would have gone with this, the primaries use their skin colors, Purple Pikmin have violet text, White Pikmin have magenta, Winged Pikmin have red-magenta/rose, and Rock Pikmin have green-cyan/spring green.
- The Felt: Scratch's word balloons have dark green backgrounds and he uses white text, while the numbered members use the same colors as their respective billiards. Notably, Damara and Meenah both used the generic "harlequin Felt color" during their times as Felt members, even if Meenah's was brief and not quite official. Meenah's changes once she rejects getting the Hitler Tattoo, and Damara's gradates from harlequin to vermillion as she rips off of her "Felt dress" and stays as the latter for the rest of the story.
- Perpetual Frowner: Karkat is a variation — he spends most, but not all, of his appearances with his face frozen in surprise. Surprise at the sheer odd crap that happens in this world.
- Shout-Out: Made more blatant here, as visual looks show much more of a resemblance. Like the portal in the Felt Tower that leads to the Grand Canyon. It's made specifically to look like the warp to the boss fight of the Stone Tower Temple.
Timeline (Thinking about moving this somewhere else)
Most of the SBIG stuff not related to Crconikals was admittedly made up as I went along, and is subject to change. Fairly straightforeward. Just follow the arrows, going by what's in the parenthesis following them. Much of this is related to upcoming works, (otherwise I wouldn't have much to go by) so naturally this is filled to the brim with spoilers! well, mostly SBIG spoilers, so I guess that isn't a big deal. I'm not going to mark them, though. Yet. Works that take place in completely seperate continuities, just out of what actually has been published:
This table is specifically for Crconikals, the stuff that happens to get caught in the fire, and should generally clear up the Hellsing-Homestuck-Steven Universe-Big Bang Theory-King of the Hill five-way I'm setting up.
This one now includes dates, and as such will have to be much more organized instead of simply listing them in a line by story however it's convenient.
Total Zeksmit stuff. It's currently more simple than I'd like it to be....
(Originally it would be if Ezekiel got into EMDHS at all, but then I realized... well, after deciding that the majority of SS would be if he didn't get into the game at all, I thought of him meeting with Justin shortly after the game ends.)
- Total Drama World Tour Rewrite
- Sweet Jade and Hella John (Not counting a crossover thing, but I plan on changing the cross with Crconikals because I don't like the thought of the two worlds meeting in any way, shape or form)
- The ill-fated Onionstuck
- Movie Day, for now. I'm open to other crossover ideas.
- 496 Reasons (If due to how complicated and strict the main story is)
|>(No! It's too dangerous!)||(Good. Because now I can make sequels to KFTZ.)|
|>(Nah)||(Karkat goes crazy for some reason.) Kids Fight the Zombies||Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks comics 1-4||(Give the Hadron Collider a lot more tests?)||^(No! It's too dangerous!) >(Sure, don't see the problem in that.)||S&L comic 5, World swallowed by black hole. Game over.|
|>(N)||The Eds' EDventure||(Horrorterror attack?)||>(BRING ON THE ABOMINATIONS) ^(Nah)||Kids Fit the Trolls||Act 5 Vs Act 6|
|(Kanker sisters prepare an attack. Use zombies? Y/N.)||>(Y) ^(N)||Zombie Attack||V(Edd takes himself co. to Peach Creek, then back to Elmore. The former is in chapter 5 I guess and the latter would be 6, but I'm too lazy to expand the table to cover all of that)||Gumborn swallows the SBIG-EENE-Earth with a black hole. Game over.|
|Gumball Vs Satan, chapters 1-4||>(Timeline/universe cross.)||Gumball Vs Satan, chapters 5&6|
|>(Stay)||Potential spinoff Rainbow|
|(Hitler punches his little brother Alucard to London and banishes him there; backstory from Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals happens.)||Hecksing: The Dawn, at least chapter 1||(Rainbow Crew travels back in the past from chapter 21. Will they stay or go?)||>(Go) ^(Stay)||>(Go)||New Super Dale Gribble U?||Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals chapters 1-12 and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals chapters 1-25 happen simultaniously. More details coming up next.||Porrim meets Connie in chapter 13, gives her contact bracelet in chapter 15. They part ways aside from a brief point in chapter 25.||>||>||Carl Stevens Universe?||>||Meanwhile, Bonnie may succeed in killing the last Desertverse Crystal Gems, without Steven there to make her see the error of her ways. Game over...?||>||Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals chapter 13, Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals chapter 26|
|Steven Universe, episodes 1-7||(Shrodinger's SBIG. Do they exist in the same world?)||^(I guess. Why not?) >(Nope 1.) V(Nope 2.)||Steven Universe, epsidoes 8-????||Desert City||I'm very likely to write more stories from here with the DC counterparts added.|
|>(Nope 2.)||Steven Universe, episodes 8+||Meanwhile, Bonnie may succeed in killing the last Desertverse Crystal Gems, without Steven there to make her see the error of her ways. So I think I turned canon into an Inferred Holocaust. Game over...?|
|(Does Ezekiel win the challenge from Chris's show?)||V(Nay.) >(Yay.)||Total Zeksmit Plains||Total Zeksmit Island||Total Zeksmit Woods||Total Zeksmit: Campsites Around the World|
|>(Nay.)||Some of the stories in Total Zeksmit Side Stories. Others are AUs of other things and such.|
Avatrs and Images and such
Images I UploadedListed in the order I uploaded them.
- Plank◊ from Ed, Edd n Eddy, if as a test.
- The cover◊ for Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
- Emo-Dave Strider◊ from Sweet Jade And Hella John.
- The cover◊ of Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, just resized to fit what I thought was the size limitation. EDIT: And now I found out that I got it wrong. The original is two bullet points below.
- Hank Hill◊ from Sweet Jade And Hella John.
- ...And here it is◊, the resize of HHC's cover.
- A thing◊ for this M.U.G.E.N joke character I work on from time to time, an edit of Edd but with buffed stats. This is the image used for his character select portrait, and it is the same as regular Edd's, just with Kamina shades poorly added on with Fighter Factory's editing tool.