Tropers / Iheartgod 175

This is the shared trope page for Iheartgod 175 and Vulaan Kulaas, fanficton authors who write for many, MANY different series and may have just a little too much time on their hands. This joint account was made to put up the tropes for both of their stories, as TV Tropes has become a major part of their lives to the point where they think of what tropes their stories fit under.

WARNING!: Some of the tropes below may contain spoilers for events that have not happened in the story yet. As in, you get to know these things BEFORE they get posted. You have been warned!

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Iheartgod 175

"Hey! It'd be hilarious/cool if I took this and did this to it..."
The sentence that starts it all...
Iheartgod 175 is a Judeo-Christian (hence the name) who lives in North Carolina. TV Tropes has ruined her vocabulary on more than one occasion. Thanks to her father, she loves animation and aspires to be an animator in the same vein as her favorite animation companies Pixar and Hanna-Barbera. Her hobbies include watching various anime (especially the Mecha Anime and Magical Girl Warrior genres), occasionally gaming (Nintendo games in particular),hanging out with her family, drawing and reading, but her main pastime is writing stories, both fanfiction and original. She joined Fanfiction in 2012, but didn't post anything until the end of that year. She's also on deviantART, Fiction Press and Tumblr all under the same name. She is also at FIM Fiction under the name Rare Twinkie, though she's not there all the time. She's also indulging in some Shameless Self-Promotion with some of her fanfics, which she is placing on this site in hopes that it'll draw traffic.

And speaking of fanfiction, her fanfiction involves...kids shows. Yes, she's part of the Periphery Demographic, and yes, some of her favorite shows are mostly Guilty Pleasure. But don't even think for one minute that her stories are all fluffy or sugary sweet(though there are some with definite happy endings and exist for WAFF). Her stories involve the following things: darker, intricate plots, tragedy, violence, suspense,romance and endings that have to be worked for She's open to critique so feel free to look at her fanfics and let her know what she thinks. These are the following shows/video games she has written for: For more info on her fanfics, you can go to her Fan Fiction page: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3617402/iheartgod175

Her deviantART page:http://iheartgod175.deviantart.com/

Her FIM Fiction page:http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Rare%20Twinkie

Her Tumblr blog, titled In Retrospect...: http://iheartgod175.tumblr.com/

Tropes that can be applied to her work:

  • Abusive Precursors: The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade had these on the heroes' and villains' sides: Paragor's father, Paragal I(although he later abdicated his position), and Vuva, known as "The Tyrant of Zula" was the tyrant who ruled over Zula who eventually had to be overthrown by his older brother.
  • Abusive Parents:
    • Jackson Flatts didn't have the greatest childhood growing up, mostly due to his father.In this regard, he and Woofster, who also had an abusive father who treated him as The Unfavorite, are very similar—the difference is how they handled it.
    • In the Blazin' Trails special The Kid With No Name, Drag-a-Long is a horrible one towards his son, Lucky (the titular "kid with no name"), who's a half-breed from his romance with a female outlaw. The opening scene of the special opens with him mocking his son and then beating him with a glass bottle, followed by leaving him to die.
    • Paragor's father, Paragal I, is right up there with Precia Testarossa as "Worst Parent Ever". Not only does he abuse him physically, but he also flat out tells him that he's no son of his in front of his face. And to add insult to injury, he killed Paragor's girlfriend in front of him just to make him suffer. And even when he comes by to take over, he still enjoys taunting his son. Needless to say, by the time Paragor finally cuts loose on his father, he pretty much deserved it.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Several of her stories focus on characters that aren't that well-known/have small roles...or, alternately, are hated by the audience.
  • Adorkable:
    • All the male leads in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure (minus Jackson Flatts) are this to various degrees: Alpha Pig is a shy and sweet kid that you just want to hug, Whyatt tends to be this when he's nervous, and Woofster is an excitable, dorky nerd who loves to randomly define words. Red can surprisingly fit this as well, as she does have a shy side underneath her tough nature.
    • Multo in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade and several other of her Zula Patrol fanfics, especially during his attempts to impress Zeeter.
    • Bob in Hugs and Kisses, as well as both versions of Best Friends Forever. He acts like a stern, no-nonsense person, but the moment someone brings up Madame Blueberry, he turns very awkward.
    • Droop-a-Long Coyote is this in Blazin' Trails and a few of the modern-day stories that focus on him and Ricochet. He's a sweet guy who's clumsy, shy, loves kids and small animals, and tends to be easily embarrassed—compliments and especially sly remarks tend to bring about a Luminescent Blush. In the modern day fics, he has a love of video games, and even writes fanfiction. In any case, it's easy to see why many girls like him,although he remains clueless to every girl but Denise.
      • Ricochet himself has a dorky, shy side, but it hardly appears unless he's either excited about something, or whenever someone makes him embarrassed. Bringing up his romantic relationships, for example, will often result in Ricochet becoming embarrassed. Bringingup something he enjoys, such as the romance novels in "Guilty Pleasure", or his love of western films and Hollywood in Acting the Part, will often result in Ricochet going full-on fanboy mode. It's even more adorable when he tries to keep himself under control.
    • Peck in You've Got My Attention tends to be this whenever Callie is around.
  • Adult Fear:
    • In the Fantastic Max one-shot Parental Instinct, AB-Sitter's greatest fear is failing to protect Max. Max assures him that he has no need to fear because he'll always protect the tyke regardless. Awww...
    • Pa Grape in Here For A Reason also has this fear in regards to his own kids, partially because one of his nephews died in a shooting when he was younger.
    • Droop-a-Long had this fear in The Only One I Can Trust, due to taking care of Bucky after Ricochet dies.
      • Ricochet himself has several, but the trope really hits him in the special The Kid with No Name. He becomes a affectionate father figure towards Lucky, Droop-a-Long's half-breed nephew, after Lucky's father Drag-a-Long abandoned him. Despite this, his fears of losing him, as well as feeling as though he has no business being a parent, is what hinders him from formally adopting the boy and thus provides some conflict to the story.
  • A Father to His Men: Donkirk, surprisingly, in The Return of the Phantom Empire. For all his vileness, the guy cares about what happens to everyone in his army, particularly his subordinates, Rokusaburo and Yutaka. According to Donkirk himself, his care for troubled human beings is pretty much the only human part of him that remains of his original personality.
    • R.O.B. in Redemption. After the president left all of the R.O.B.s in a warehouse, this particular R.O.B. took care of them for over twenty years. It's said that he loved them like his children, and that feeling was reciprocated. When Tabuu started blowing up the R.O.B.s after he refused to help him destroy the multiverse, R.O.B. went Papa Wolf and did manage to burn Tabuu...but he ends up getting blown apart in the process. So loved is he by his fellow R.O.B.s that they agree to join the Subspace Army on the condition that Tabuu revive him.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Scarlet is affectionately referred to as "Spitfire" by her older brother Dedede in Fiery Heart, Broken Soul, as a reference to her Hot-Blooded nature. Later on, Falco starts calling her this as well, first out of teasing, and then as a genuine pet name for her.
    • In Blazin' Trails, Droop-a-Long's most common nickname is "Droop"; most of his friends, including Ricochet, have called him this, although Denise, his girlfriend, has used this one on a rare occasion. The more affectionate version, "Droopy", is used by both Ricochet and Denise (the latter being Droop's girlfriend). The short Sworn Duty implies that it's a family nickname, as his older brother Hop-a-Long Coyote calls him that at Droop's award ceremony. Interestingly enough, it's a Call Back to the original Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long cartoons, where Ricochet actually does call Droop-a-Long "Droopy" on occasion.
      • Ricochet's most common nickname is "Ric" (although sometimes it's spelled as "Rick"), used by his friends (minus Droop, who sometimes calls him by his actual name instead of "Mr. Ricochet")and his siblings. The more affectionate "Ricky" is often used by people he's had romantic relationships with, as well as by his mother.
    • In the stories that feature Huckleberry Hound and Desert Flower, Huck's affectionate nickname for Desert Flower is "Dezie", while hers for him is "Huckie".
    • Hugs and Kisses has Bob hit with the name "Hairless" by his older brother Andrew (due to being the only member of his family who doesn't have hair), although for him it's more of an Embarrassing Nickname.
  • A God Am I:
    • Chaos in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure believes that he is one, oh so very much.
    • Paragal I in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade after he reveals that he is far from the decorated hero that he was in the past. And due to absorbing a power that could test a power said to create the universe, he may not be too far off the mark.
      • His son, Paragor, soon follows in his footsteps later down the line.
    • Tabuu in Redemption. He believes that he should be the one in control of the universe rather than Master Hand because of his powers, which far exceed Master Hand's, which inspired him to trap Master Hand and Crazy Hand and bring about the Subspace Emissary. He also has this attitude in Fiery Heart, Broken Soul as well.
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: He's really more of a Base Breaker, but you can't help but feel sad that the annoying dog from Duck Hunt, who was really just a Nice Guy after all (albeit with a mischievous streak), got shot by the hunters, who represent what every player has hoped to do for years.
    • R.O.B., another Base Breaker in Super Smash Bros. and considered by many to be The Scrappy, is actually blown apart by Tabuu after refusing to help him cause the end of the multiverse, and then he ends up feeling regret and remorse when Ganondorf overrides the system on his fellow R.O.B.s, and then he is forced to leave them behind as the Subspace Bombs detonate.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: Several of her stories, such as The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade, Super Readers' Biggest Adventure and Mirror, Mirror, are this in regards to the original shows they came from.
    • Blazin' Trails zigzags into this territory sometimes; while there are a few stories that take place in an alternate universe (The Only One I Can Trust, Game On), the series stays mostly faithful to the cartoon (complete with the inconsistencies), although there's more world-building.
  • Anger Born of Worry: A non-romantic version happens in the Blazin' Trails short, Taking the Bullet, in which Droop-a-Long prevents an attempt on Ricochet's life by, well, Taking the Bullet for the sheriff. Thankfully, he doesn't die, but the event scars Ricochet for a long time. He attempts to keep his cool, but in reality he's very angry at not only Droop-a-Long for putting himself in danger, but at himself for not paying attention to his surroundings. After Droop-a-Long's stay in the hospital is up, Ricochet later lashes out at Droop-a-Long because of all the worry and anger that had been gnawing at him for weeks. Droop-a-Long then explains that he did it because he would never forgive himself if Ricochet died because he was too slow to stop the assassin, and that he'd take a bullet for him because Ricochet's his best friend. Awww...
  • The Atoner:
    • Lexicon and Jackson Flatts—formerly the Evil Reader—become this at the end of Super Readers' Biggest Adventure.
    • R.O.B. in Redemption. In fact, it's mentioned as being the only reason why he was allowed back in the tournament in the first place, as he wanted to make up for causing the Subspace Emissary.
    • King Edmund in A King's Oath vowed to become a good king per Cornelius' wishes. Too bad he doesn't get to live long enough to keep his promise.
  • Author Appeal: Dark Fic appears to be her specialty, with very deep plots, fantasy blending with realism, lots of angst and tragedy, Mythology Gag and villains you can't possibly root for always getting what they deserve. Plus, romance, as there are many Romance Arc tropes below, and The Power of Friendship (and occasionally The Power of Love) runs strong in every story.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • Eddie Russell and Julian Maverick in Hugs and Kisses are about as crazy as one can get for a VeggieTales fic. Their plan was to destroy Big Idea from the inside by completely rewriting their successful formula for movies. When the Big Idea staff throws Eddie in prison for basically storming in and taking over, that's when they show their dangerous sides. Eddie's plan for revenge involves reprogramming one of their props and setting it loose, and Julian's plan is to take away everything that Bob ever loved, including Madame Blueberry, who he planned to kill in revenge for ruining his plans. Thankfully, both of their plans were halted.
    • Paragor in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade appears to be a calmer version of this, compared to some of the other antagonists, such as his father and Multo's ancestor. He does have his episodes, though.
    • Everyone in the Phantom Empire, specifically Rokusaburo, who's a Psycho for Hire. Yutaka and Donkirk appear to be calm versions of these characters, but Yutaka has a bout of Sanity Slippage (and Donkirk mentions that he's had some slips in the past), and Donkirk's just as crazy.
  • Bad Boss:
    • Timothy in You've Got My Attention, especially towards Esmeralda, who he's had a prior relationship with. Unlike most of the bosses on this list, he likes to manipulate and threaten his underlings to do what he wishes; it's only when they refuse to under those methods that he resorts to violence.
    • Zigzagged with Julian in The Very Veggie Romance series. He's the calm to Eddie's storm, but he's known to be just as volatile (or even moreso) than his raging employee.
    • Dr. Ver in Fiery Heart, Broken Soul, as well as his sister Clarissa. Both of them have not only casually killed their underlings for petty reasons, but they've also subjected them to the same experiments that Scarlet, Devane and the others were put under in order to turn them into Demon Beasts.
    • Urzur the Conqueror in Future of Wuzzleburg is a very cruel human being, often torturing those who work under him.
  • Bad Future:
    • The future Wuzzleburg in Future of Wuzzleburg, due to humans taking over and ruling everything. It gets so bad, Murphy, the main character, decided to go back in time and Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
    • Super Readers' Biggest Adventure had Chaos present Whyatt a vision of what the future would look like if he continued to fight him, resulting in the deaths of all the Super Readers and the end of the fairytale world. Thankfully, this was averted by his defeat.
    • Paragor's entire goal is to create this for everyone in the universe in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade. One of the alternate universes he created is literally running on the power of despair, and another involved one of the members of the Zula Patrol going evil, killing almost everyone on Zua and later going almost completely insane.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: The Black Hat in Mysterious Gathering, as well as The Raw Onion in Hugs and Kisses.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Sometimes pops up in her stories, and in order to discourage people from Rooting for the Empire, the bad guys are really nasty so that you feel the same way she does: the bad guys get exactly what they deserve in the end. Specific examples appear below.
    • The entire point of Future of Wuzzleburg is to prevent this from happening. The Emperor ( revealed to be Urzur) has taken over the world twenty years in the future and has made everyone in future Wuzzleburg miserable, driving Murphy to go back in time to Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
    • Also, it's the main point of Super Mario Bros.: The Darkside Chronicles. Bowser succeeds in taking over the Mushroom Kingdom, defeats Mario, exiles Luigi and marries the princess. And things only go From Bad to Worse after that.
    • Paragor's goal (or rather, the prophecy) states this in Dreamscape Crusade.
  • Benevolent Boss:
    • Bob in Hugs and Kisses. He's still a no-nonsense kind of guy, but he genuinely cares for each and everyone of his friends, who he views as a family.
    • Donkirk, surprisingly, in The Return of the Phantom Empire. For all his vileness, the guy cares about what happens to everyone in his army, particularly his subordinates, Rokusaburo and Yutaka. According to Donkirk himself, his care for troubled human beings is pretty much the only human part of him that remains of his original personality.
  • Berserk Button: In most of her stories, it is a VERY BAD IDEA to go around hurting the main characters' friends/love interests/families. You will get hurt. Examples by fan fic:
    • Super Readers' Biggest Adventure:
      • Don't beat up Wonder Red's friends, or she'll beat you to a pulp. Chapter 10 has her laying out the Evil Reader in her newly unlocked berserk mode after he thrashed her friends, to the point where he was knocked out of his own Berserker Mode.
      • Hurting the Super Readers' loved ones, especially their parents, is a very bad idea. Alpha Pig got his new powers after Lexicon called his father a mindless slave. And if you mess with any of them, they will come after you, and it's not going to end well for you.
      • Don't ever say that you are more powerful than the Evil Reader. He will gladly prove you wrong.
      • As the High Cleric learned, DO NOT kill anybody Lexicon loves. It didn't end well for them.
    • Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Future of Wuzzleburg:
      • The citizens of Future Wuzzleburg don't really care for humans, but it should be mentioned that they all really really really hate Urzur, the ruler of their time. Mention his name to a crowd and you'll either get stares of horror or you'll get beaten to death. Given who he is, you can't blame them for being too mad, but some people will go overboard. Case in point: Chef Spitz, in a fit of Unstoppable Rage, beat the everloving tar out of Past Urzur simply because the guy was standing there with Wubbzy and the others.
      • Hurting any of Wubbzy-2's loved ones, especially the ones he hasn't seen in goodness knows how many years, is going to be the last thing you ever do. Breaking the laws of the city of Scotsburg is an equally bad idea.
    • Sodor Magic Crusaders:
      • Charlie does NOT take kindly to towns getting destroyed, since a group of terrorists destroyed his hometown and killed his parents. Diesel had to learn the hard way...
      • Mess with Edward's friends, and you're in for a world of hurt. Also, don't mock them after you've thoroughly beaten them up, or say, "I couldn't care less if they were dead". Gordon was lucky that Percy showed up to save Edward seconds later, or else he would've been blasted to bits.
      • Thomas and Percy share the same button: Do not mess with their friends, or each other. If you mess with one, the other will come after you, and it will not be pretty.
      • Diesel 10 does not tolerate failure. The Counts got the living tar beat out of them for doing just that.
      • Oh, and don't mess with James' hat. Just...just don't. Edward was lucky enough to survive the onslaught after he accidentally shot it off.
      • And don't endanger the lives of the other Counts around Gordon, especially Henry, who Gordon is fairly protective of. As he tells James when the latter says he wasn't going to help Henry:
      Gordon: "If anything happens to Diesel or Henry, I will hold you personally responsible for this, James. And if you try to run, I will find you, and I will kill you. Your blood will be on my blade."
    • Hugs and Kisses gives Bob two: don't ever mess with his friends, and DON'T mess with his love interest turned girlfriend, Madame Blueberry. It doesn't matter if you're a psycho animation boss or an employee with a Hair-Trigger Temper; he will take you down.
      • Just don't mess with anyone at Big Idea in general. All of the staff were ready to gang up on Eddie Russell when he hurled Mr. Lunt into a wall. And when Julian kidnaps Madame Blueberry in order to kill her, the whole staff chases him out of the building, and Mr. Lunt actually tackles him to the ground!
    • The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade:
      • Don't harm Bula in the presence of Zeeter. She will ram you into the wall of the mountain face you're on with her scooter, as a Legion robot learned the hard way.
      • Paragor reacts quite violently to those who hurt the ones that are close to him. But telling him that his plans are worthless and that they're not worth following is the tip of the iceberg for him; it made him completely lose his cool and he tried to kill the Zula Patrol after they do just that.
      • You just go ahead and threaten any of the Zula Patrollers in front of Bula. We dare you. Just know that doing so will trigger his Berserk Mode, and he can and will attempt to destroy you, as Paragor learned in Chapter 12.
    • Fiery Heart, Broken Soul:
      • Beat up, insult or threaten the people Scarlet cares about, and you're in for a world of pain—and that's only if she decides that you're worth sparing. Best case scenario: you walk away with many broken bones, and maybe a few missing body parts, but at least you're still alive. Worst case scenario: she kills you right then and there, and there probably won't be anything left to remember you by. It is also unwise to mock her or make jokes about her painful past. Ganondorf and Bowser did this, and both of them got the living tar beat out of them. She also won't tolerate people harrassing and/or insulting her brother either; you're writing out you will if you do so. In the upcoming sequel Shattered Bonds, Ivory Heart, don't put her kids in danger, either. To say that it's not a good idea is an understatement.
      • And even though he has a Hair-Trigger Temper and almost anything can set him off, threaten/kidnap/insinuate that you hurt Scarlet in front of Dedede, and he will flip out, which Nightmare learned the hard way, as did Dr. Ver, who is the reason that Scarlet is a Broken Bird in the first place. Also, you may not want to get too close to her, as he is overprotective and is ready to tell you that you don't come anywhere near his sister .
      • Hurt anyone who's close to Meta Knight, Kirby in particular, and you're not going to live to regret having done so.
    • The Heroes of Time:
      • If, for some odd reason, you really want to set off Huckleberry Hound, go ahead and put his friends in danger. Better yet, attempt to kill them. He'll take it well.
      • Hurt any innocent bystanders in front of Yogi Bear, or even worse, hurt his friends, and you're in for the fight of your life.
      • Putting the Alley Gang in danger—and by extension Officer Dibble—is the biggest of T.C's buttons. When the Heartless invade New York City, Top Cat was concerned, but not so much as he had his new Keyblade and he and his gang were kicking tail. But then the Heartless ,headed by the Extinguisher, turn Officer Dibble against them, injures the Alley Gang and makes them disappear into thin air, and then Dibble, who was trying to redeem himself for almost killing the gang when he was Brainwashed and Crazy, is erased from existence after taking a Nova Ray shot meant for Top Cat. Cue T.C. handing the Heartless a major smackdown. Insulting, attacking or killing any of his teammates, especially Quick Draw, is his second Berserk Button. And yes, any of his teammates includes his Friendly Enemy, Huckleberry Hound. He will not take it well. At all.
      • Speaking of Quick Draw McGraw, he does not like to be called stupid. An even worse idea is to threaten his friends. He earned his Keyblade because his Friendly Rival Ricochet Rabbit was taken by the Heartless, and then later unlocked the Trailblazer Form simply because Dick Dastardly attacked his good friend Yogi Bear and almost left him for dead. He really was Too Dumb to Live.
      • Hurting Fred Flintstone's family will be the last thing you ever do.
      • Oh, and don't talk smack about George Jetson, especially where his current employment status is concerned. And never call him an Extreme Doormat, or attack his family. It will not end well.
      • Freddy will not tolerate people hurting his friends, especially Daphne. Insinuate that you did anything to her, and you will be on the receiving end of a major beatdown.
    • The Return of the Phantom Empire:
      • Snerdly's biggest Berserk Button is the constantly screwing up, as the Galaxy Goof-Ups have learned (or maybe not, considering that they do it all the time). If you really don't want to see his bad side,do not blatantly lie to his face about a horrendous crime, especially if it's personally connected to him. At least with the first button above, he'll just yell at you. Press that second one, and you're in for a brutal smackdown. Just ask the Ax-Crazy Psycho for Hire who killed his father.
      • For Quack-Up, never mention the H-B Zoo. It's not a good idea, at all.
      • And also, don't underestimate the Galaxy Goof-Ups. They Took a Level in Badass in the later half of the story for a reason.
    • The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound universe:
      • In The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound, it's shown that hurting Huckleberry Hound's friends, even if it's someone he's not particularly close to, is a very bad idea. When Stinky Dalton shoots at the citizens and hits Peter Potamus, Huck flew into a rage and had to be stopped by Snagglepuss, Yogi and Quick Draw from going to Stinky Dalton and attacking him right then and there. And even when he pretends to be a vengeful spirit to scare the Daltons into letting the townspeople go, some of his threats are pretty scary, and one shudders to imagine what would happen if he'd still held a grudge against Stinky Dalton.
      • Quick Draw has two buttons: don't insult him, and don't even think of harming and/or insulting his deputy and sidekick, Baba Looey. In The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound, after the Dalton Brothers shoot at the citizens of Two-Bit with a giant cannonball, which severely injures Baba Looey, they laugh at him while he's bleeding and unconscious. The rest of the citizens try to give up, but Quick Draw refuses to on the grounds that the Daltons need to be punished for their crimes. While he sounds very calm, the narrative makes it very clear that he's angry beyond wordshurting Baba Looey was the last straw, and the anger he exhibits both surprised and terrified the citizens.
      Quick Draw(with his back to everyone as he mends Baba Looey): Have you all forgotten what they've done to us?'Cause I sure haven't. They killed Huck, took over Two-Bit, enslaved all of us, shot Peter, and then hurt my sidekick and laughed about it. And after finally gettin' a chance to fight 'em, you just wanna give up?
      Peter:Need I remind you that the Daltons have killed people?!
      Quick Draw:I know that, Peter. But that's ain't gonna stop me. They got more weapons than we do, but we're gonna follow through with Huck's plan. (faces the citizens with a dangerous glare towards the Daltons) I don't know about you fellas, but I plan on makin' Stinky Dalton pay for what he's done. (walks over to another human and hands Baba Looey off to him) Come on, guys. Let's finish this.
      • The sequel, Have Guitar, Will Travel, has him almost resorting to violence after Dead On Dave insults Baba Looey. Threatening and/or hurting his friends and strangers is another hot button for him. He intends to make sure the Dalton brothers and Dead On Dave's gang know this very well.
      • For obvious reasons, Baba Looey doesn't like being called a pack mule. As Dead On Dave almost learned, it's the fastest way to make him angry, and he may just respond with violence.
      • In Ricocheted Rendezvous, Ricochet's Berserk Buttons are these: do not attack innocent civilians, and don't even think of hurting his deputy. The tip of the iceberg, however, is if he finds out someone has been abusing their spouse. If you're a girl, he's more likely to tell you off, since he Would Not Hit a Girl. If you're a man, you'd better hope Droop-a-Long's there to keep him from shooting you in the face.
      • Droop-a-Long's an easygoing fellow who'd really rather not hurt anybody. But whatever you do, don't hurt his closest friends, which include Ricochet, Clarissa and a few other people he knows around town, or his wrath will become homicidal, as one outlaw nearly discovered.
    • In Mysterious Gathering, don't even think of trying to publicly humiliate the Evil Reader. Rokusaburo was lucky that Yutaka was there to stop him from being Black Fang Strikered. And also, Dr. Ver, you really shouldn't casually tell the King of the Koopas to rape the woman he loves. You'll get a punch to the face if you do.
    • Blazin' Trails:
      • Ricoche has a Hair-Trigger Temper, so even the smallest slip-ups can set him off. A few of his buttons are keeping secrets from him (as Droop-a-Long learned in Rapid Romance), goofing off, making jokes at his expense (both of which Droop-a-Long tends to do on a normal basis), and messing with his sweets (as Droop-a-Long also learned in Sugar Junkie). But if you get the great idea to hurt/mock/threaten his deputy and best friend Droop-a-Long Coyote in front of him, you are in for a heap of trouble. And don't think you can hide what you did to him, either. He will find out, he will come after you, and you'd better hope Droop-a-Long stops him, or else he might kill you. Hurting his loved ones (family, friends, Melissa or his adopted son Lucky) is an even worse idea.
      • Droop-a-Long is the polar opposite of Ricochet—and being the polar opposite of him, he doesn't possess Ricochet's temperament. But one thing he has in common with the sheriff is his fierce protectiveness towards his loved ones, Ricochet, Denise and his family in particular. So if you value your life, don't harm any of these people in front of him. At best, he'll probably yell at you. At worst, he'll get violent, ranging from punching someone clean into the street for hurting Denise, to reminding someone that he is a coyote by almost tearing their arm socket off with his teeth for torturing Ricochet in front of him. Beware the Nice Ones, indeed.
    • You've Got My Attention established early on that you do not harass Callie in front of Deputy Peck. Don't gawk at her, either (seeing as he has a crush on her, he's kind of a jealous guy). And don't even think of forcing your ways onto her. Peck took on Timothy—who is said to be pretty dangerous—and almost killed him over this.
      • The opposite is also true. Don't hurt Peck in front of Callie. And don't mock him, either. Timothy was lucky to get off with the telling off she gave him instead of getting his eyes clawed out.
    • Travels, Toils and Troubles: Peter Potamus doesn't take well to people harassing those smaller than him. And don't even think of messing with his friend So-So. It's one of the few times that he will get very angry.
  • The Berserker:
    • Wonder Red and the Evil Reader become this when they unlock the aptly named Berserker Mode. What is notable about Wonder Red is that she managed to unlock this mode before getting her upgrade, something that the Evil Reader (who has the Berserker Mode himself) views with shock and horror. The Evil Reader can summon it willingly, while Red summoned it in a moment of pure rage. A brutal beatdown usually ensues if this happens, although both can be knocked out of their Berserker Modes and it can also shorten their lifespans if they continually use it.
    • Bula's powers cause him to turn into this in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade. In chapter 11, he takes on the full force of a dark energy cannon from Paragor (who corrupted Chikyuu with the powers of the Dark One). When Zeeter and the others, who were trying to help Multo, get hurt, Bula became enraged, turned into a beastly form of himself not unlike Hibiki Tachibana's Berserk mode, and almost killed Paragor in his ensuing rampage, only stopping when Multo regains consciousness and manages to calm him down. As Autofocus notes later in the second arc of the story, Zuleans are highly resistant to otherworldly, supernatural forces, but Bula absorbed the dark magic that Paragor shot at him instead of repelling it, resulting in it coursing through his body. Autofocus also notes that, had Bula's Berserk Button not been pressed, he may have ended up with a different power altogether instead of his Berserk Mode. Due to retaining all of his awareness when he summons this form, Bula is understandably scared of his powers, fearing that he might go out of control if his Berserk Button is pressed again.
    • This is Huckleberry Hound's Superpowered Evil Side in The Heroes of Time due to the side effect of grabbing the Dark Keyblade and undergoing The Corruption. While this form is his most powerful, as he's able to rip apart foes with ease without his Keyblade, it is basically all of his pent-up anger brought to the surface, which makes him Unstoppable Rage incarnate. He gets glowing red eyes, his body turns black and he starts to laugh while killing his foes. He also can't tell friend from foe and has to be either talked down from its effects by his friends, or get it beaten out of him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Most of the characters in Sodor Magic Crusaders are this, but Edward gets a special mention. He's normally quite nice, if slightly sarcastic at time and is haunted by his big failure. But the moment he hears Gordon cruelly mock Percy and made him believe that he was dead, Edward cut the pleasantries short and nearly came close to killing Gordon with what is assumed to be a Dangerous Forbidden Technique (later mentioned to be a very powerfulbombardment spell). He didn't even care about the side effects that a spell that powerful would have; the only thing he cared about was making Gordon pay for seemingly killing Percy.
      • Charlie and Percy are also this. Both of them are very nice characters in general, with Charlie being The Prankster and Percy playing his role as the Nice Guy. But both of them are flat out scary when pushed.
    • Bob the Tomato in Hugs and Kisses. While he's practically Married to the Job and Oblivious to Love for most of the fic, he is a nice guy. After Eddie Russell and Julian Maverick show up, he gets pretty angry, first telling off Eddie before Madame Blue comes in with the cops, and then later he tackles Julian when he tried to shoot Madame Blueberry, who's now his girlfriend. The reviews pretty much speak for themselves.
    • Alpha Pig in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure. Heck, the whole team qualifies.
    • The Zula Patrol in TZP:DC. Understandably so, especially since the Dreamscapers have caused The Dark Times on their planet twice, planned on causing ANOTHER one by manipulating Multo into taking the Dark One's powers, and basically subjecting everyone in the galaxy to a Fate Worse Than Death. They're still nice characters, but if you force their hand, they can and will beat the crap out of you.
    • The Keyblade bearers in The Heroes of Time, especially Huckleberry Hound. It is very hard to get him legitimately angry at you. As the later chapters prove, this is good for everyone involved. Angry!Huck is scary Huck.
    • The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound universe:
      • Go HH has Huck's ghost. He's still the same Huck, but the moment Stinky Dalton shoots Peter for talking loudly, his calm briefly goes out the window and he roars in anger, planning on beating the crap out of the Dalton brothers. Even after they manage to talk him out of it, he was still quite serious about his threat. And he does a pretty good job of scaring the Daltons in order to spook them out of their house.
      • Have Guitar, Will Travel has Quick Draw and Baba Looey. Both of them are nice people willing to help others out. But press either of their buttons and they'll be coming after you, as the Daltons quickly learned.
      • Ricocheted Rendezvous has Ricochet and Droop-a-Long. Ricochet's genuinely polite to people, while Droop-a-Long's so easygoing one would think he's harmless. But you do NOT tick either of them off, as Ricochet tends to pack quite a punch, while Droop-a-Long tends to be even more threatening than Ricochet on the few times he is truly furious.
    • Blazin' Trails: Being an eternally easygoing coyote, it's very hard to get Droop-a-Long riled up about anything. As chapter 9 showed, it's a good thing for everyone involved. His wrath was so terrifying that not only did he scare the crap out of the outlaws, but he also scared Ricochet a bit.
      • Ricochet also counts. He's a genuinely nice person when one manages to avoid his buttons, but it's still not a good idea to make him mad, as Droop-a-Long can attest to. Making him truly furious to the point where he's thinking of killing you is a sign that you have pushed him too far.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Quack-Up in The Return of the Phantom Empire. He is quite childish, naive and the resident Cloudcuckoolander, but tick him off and he'll be on the warpath, as Yogi and Scare Bear learn in chapter 4. A more villainous example would be Rokusaburo, from the same story; he's a joker who likes to toy with people, but there's a reason he's Donkirk's second-in-command and why Snerdly is somewhat wary of him.
    • Droop-a-Long also counts. He may be a bit dorky, forgetful, and clumsy, but he has shown to be quite insightful on things. And you do NOT want to make him mad, ever.
  • Big Eater: Several characters in her stories can put food away like you wouldn't believe.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Occurs very rarely, but notable examples include The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound (see below), Whispers in the Wind, Tea for Two and Redemption, as well as in at least one short of Blazin' Trails.
  • Bizarre and Improbable Ballistics: Zigzagged a bit in Blazin' Trails; while the story usually has Ricochet and Droop-a-Long use regular bullets, there have been a few occasions where Ricochet does use his famous trick bullets.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Also crops up in a lot of stories.
  • Brutal Honesty: Ricochet exhibits this in Ricocheted Rendezvous.
  • Broken Tears: Ricochet sheds these a total of three times in Blazin' Trails: Taking the Bullet, after confessing to Droop-a-Long about how worried he was about him dying;It's Alright, Mr. Ricochet, where his personal fears are brought to light; and part 2 of Protector, where he learns that Droop-a-Long was apparently murdered and his body is missing. And this is all after he gets his job back and he's released from prison.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Rokusaburo's reaction to being told of his various crimes in The Return of the Phantom Empire. To say that Snerdly was not happy about this is a big understatement.
  • But Now I Must Go: Also happens in the same story. After Huck helps the citizens of Two-Bit capture the Daltons, he explains that he has to leave for good now, as he has finished his mission and can't be bound to Earth forever. It's the story's Bittersweet Ending.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Madame Blueberry in Hugs and Kisses, Wonder Red in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure, and Multo AND Zeeter in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade. See a pattern?
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Hugs and Kisses gave us the Radical Animation arc, starring Eddie Russell and his boss, Julian Maverick.
  • Character Development: Every character in her stories gets hit with a truckload of it. Specific examples:
    • Super Readers' Biggest Adventure:Alpha Pig starts off as his normal, somewhat cowardly self in the beginning, and is extremely sensitive; he even goes into a breakdown after his dad and brothers are turned evil by the Evil Reader. A few chapters later, he later tells Lexicon, the Evil Reader's henchman, off for assuming that his dad was nothing more than a mindless slave, and then proceeds to demolish him with his new upgrade. He later starts to become more confident and more willing to get involved in fights.
      • In that same story, Wonder Red also got this. She starts out as being a hot-tempered, impatient girl who was quick to start fights and was at first very harsh towards her friends. She later grows out of this tendency as the story goes on, and proves just why she's the second in command of the Super Readers.
      • All of the Super Readers got this. Super Why starts out as being very unsure of what to do while still trying to keep everyone together. By the end of the story he gets over it and becomes more confident in his decisions. Princess Presto was the voice of reason for most of the story, but was also prone to cowardly moments and indecisiveness. Woofster in this story is the weakest of the Super Readers, and has serious self-esteem and abandonment issues. By the time the story starts wrapping up, all three have started to overcome their problems (or in Woofster's case, embrace them) and become better people at the end of the story.
    • Even her VeggieTales fics aren't immune. In the first story of the Veggie Romance series, Bob at first tends to be somewhat panicky, as well as being oblivious to Madame Blueberry's feelings for him, much to the detriment of everyone. It's only later in the story that Bob stops panicking, becomes more confident, and actually reveals some other sides of his character, including his angry side and caring sides. The AU ending for Hugs and Kisses, Whispers in the Wind explains just what happens if everything he's worked for is ripped from him.
      • Some of the one-shots in her verse appears to be running off on the stuff. Here For A Reason is a standout example. Pa started out as a boy who had nothing to live for after his dad left. After he got saved, he took every challenge head on, resulting in The Unfettered Determi Nator that he is the Very Veggie Romance series.
    • The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade does this to the Zula Patrol characters:
      • Bula is known in the series to be quite the stalwart, fearless leader of the patrol, with some flaws such as his occasional cluelessness. In this story, he's somewhat Tsun Dere, and has a personality befitting that of a Knight in Sour Armor, mainly due to the Break the Cutie process he undergoes in the story; plus, in the story he's revealed to have powers that turn him into The Berserker, making him REALLY freak out about it. He also has a few slips in leadership later on, and considers dropping out at one point. Over time, he gets better and takes control of the force more easily, though he's still a Deadpan Snarker while doing his job. Also, he opens up his heart to Bonnie.
      • In the series, Zeeter was the hot-dogging pilot with some Hot-Blooded tendencies, as well as a habit of Did Not Think This Through, which repeatedly gets her into trouble. During the course of the story, she shows many Hidden Depths: she cares for the team like family, is in love with both Bula and Multo, and has the tendency to be a Clingy Jealous Girl to them both, especially when Bonnie comes into the picture. Later chapters show her being much more thoughtful in making decisions, and her hot-headed tendencies are later cut down, though her love life's still screwed up.
      • Multo was the team's Absent-Minded Professor, and pro course, he ends up setting off the adventure by nearly getting himself killed. He was also known for being cowardly, and had the infamous habit of being the team's Lethal Chef. It's only after he's reunited with his team that he starts to grow out of his absent-minded habits (while still retaining some of them), becoming more aware of what's going on around him. It's also here that we get to see his other moods: he can be dangerous when provoked, has a notable Break the Cutie process throughout the story that gives him a more serious outlook on things, and when the Dreamscapers start to invade his personal life, he declares that they will beat him.
      • Wizzy and Wigg were the ones aimed at the younger audience, and Multo's personal students, constantly learning about science, and were really innocent little critters. This trope sets in after Multo's "death", interactions with Paragor, and the reveal of Multo's secret family history as well as The Dark Times of Zula. The two of them eventually become Determinators that could put anybody to shame.
      • Even Dark Truder, the resident Harmless Villain, gets this. Earlier in the story, he could care less about the Zula Patrol after Multo's "death". As the story progresses, he soon comes to view the Dreamscapers as disgusting, especially when they plan on outright killing the team, something even he wouldn't do. The resulting war drives him to go into Friendly Enemy territory, though for the most part when the two parties work together it's pretty much Teeth-Clenched Teamwork.
    • The Duck Hunt Dog, of all things, got this in Acceptance. In response to his current Rescued from the Scrappy Heap status, the author wrote a story that explained why he got in the game. At first glance, when Master Hand shows Mario the world of Duck Hunt, it seems that he's just trolling with the hunters as usual, and Paul, one of the hunters, tells his owner, Jim, that he's going to Shoot the Dog the next time he laughs, which is pretty much what every player has wanted to do for years. Then, you learn that he's really a laidback, joyful and skilled, if somewhat clumsy and mischievous, dog who just wanted to be loved by his hunting team. Unfortunately, the team hates him and convinced Jim to start abusing the poor animal in order to "condition" him into being a better hunting dog and stop that irritating taunting of his; this includes calling him a "mistake" and constantly wishing death on him, things that are sure to break someone's psyche. Even worse, Jim stopped hurting the dog out of guilt, but his friends didn't, and Master Hand implies that what Jim's friends did to the dog was even worse than what Jim did. Rather than becoming a Broken Bird due to this, the dog decided to become a trickster and put on a show for his team, hoping that he could entertain them and get them to loosen up. Too bad he did that on his hunting trips. The climax of the story has the hunters (minus Jim) crossing the Moral Event Horizon when they literally Shoot the Dog, practically filling him with bullets, and he's spared from getting burned to a crisp by an angry flock of ducks that attack the hunters. Thanks to a little duckling nudging him awake after the shooting, he survived the gruesome attempt to end his life. It is only after this happens that he crosses the Despair Event Horizon and becomes a Broken Bird for a while, abandoning his master, and looking for people who cared, but at this point his status as The Scrappy is already well known, so he can't get the acceptance and love he craves. His story is so heartbreaking, Master Hand had pity on him and gave him the opportunity to be recognized again, by having him represent the NES era in Smash Brothers.
    • The Return of the Phantom Empire does this to Captain Snerdly. In the TV series, he was more or less the Drill Sergeant Nasty who yelled at the Goof-Ups when they screwed up (which, due to them being called the Galaxy Goof-Ups, they do all the time). In this story, it turns out that the reason he is this way is because he was around when the war between the Galactic Federation and the Phantom Empire broke out, being a teenager when Donkirk's henchman Rokusaburo killed his father. He was also involved in another tragic incident that robbed him of his brother, something that could have been prevented due to a blunder from an officer. From then on, he resolved to protect people and has a justifiable zero tolerance for failure, as he's learned the hard way that the smallest mistake can come at a great cost. He also doesn't like the Galaxy Goof-Ups as much because of their constant failures, but will come to their aid, as they are the closest things to friends he has.
      • This story also does the same to the Galaxy Goof-Ups themselves. In the cartoon, they were mostly believed to be the police equivalent of the Bunny-Ears Lawyer, even when they screwed up. Yogi was The Leader (for the most part), Huck was mostly The Smart Guy, Scare Bear was the Lovable Coward and Quack-Up was The Ditz who pilots like a madman. When they screw up big time in Part 2 and end up getting fired in Part 3, it forces them to reexamine themselves and realize that they have been disappointments to Snerdly, hence why he hates them so much. Part 4 also gives them some major development, particularly to Scare Bear, Huck and Quack-Up; Scare Bear was treated horribly at a place called the H-B Zoo due to his cowardice, Quack-Up, who is mentally unstable, has had it much worse, and Huck turns out to be a Stepford Smiler at times. After having a conversation with Huck's mother during their time on Earth, and after rekindling their friendship, they soon decide that they Must Make Amends, and undergo rigorous training so they can prepare for their mission. After building their ship, the Goof-Ups go vigilante, infiltrate the Phantom Empire's world of operations in order to save Snerdly, Top Cat and his crew, and whoever else was captured, and actually put up a good fight for once. During this mission, Beware the Silly Ones is in full effect here, with most of the GF's forces commenting that they never, ever act this serious about anything.
    • Blazin' Trails does this to both Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long. In the original series, Ricochet was more of a Marty Stu, with many abilities and very few flaws, while Droop-a-Long was the Butt Monkey Clueless Deputy. In this story, Ricochet's got several flaws as well as more layers to his character; while he's brash, sometimes impulsive and more than a little prideful, he is a nice person at the core who is passionate about upholding the law—-although that passion can become a problem——and is loyal to his friends. And while he's not as empathetic as Droop-a-Long, he does have a caring side, and has a lot of fears (losing the people he loves, being thought of as a failure) that tend to eat away at him when he thinks about it too long.
      • Droop-a-Long isn't so much of a clueless deputy here, although he is a naive and has a childlike view of the world, his slowness still hinders him at times, and he is loyal to his friends to a fault. He's also got a lot more going on in his mind than he lets in on, and he even has a a playful streak that often catches his best friend Ricochet off guard.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl:
    • Wonder Red in the Super Readers' Biggest Adventure universe. Although you wouldn't have been able to tell from the first story, the Gaiden series shows that before the events of SRBA, she used to be very jealous of girls who were around Whyatt—namely, Little Bo Peep (who was Whyatt's [1]) and Sleeping Beauty, who also has a crush on Whyatt.
    • Zeeter in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade tends to be this towards Bula; seeing as he's somewhat of a Chick Magnet, it's kinda understandable. She later develops this towards Multo later in the fic.
    • Denise in Blazin' Trails. Woe betide the girl who's hitting on Droop-a-Long and making him flustered. Ricochet sums it up nicely when such an incident happens and Denise is trying to keep herself from strangling the girl flirting with Droop at the dinner table.
    Ricochet: Never come between Denise an' her man.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Droop-a-Long in Blazin' Trails. Birthday Surprise and the aptly-titled short Chick Magnet shows that he's oblivious to the fact that his sweet, affable nature is attracting other women aside from Denise (who also liked him for the same reason). Part of it is due to his personality, and part of it is due to being teased and outright rejected by girls when he grew up, causing him to dismiss these things as silly assumptions. Even so, there's no denying that picking up on others' feelings is not his strong point; two waitresses, an energetic farmer girl, an unknown secret admirer and a rich woman are all pining for him—two of whom were very open about their feelings—and he didn't even bat an eye. Ricochet had to flat-out tell Droop that they were not just being "friendly" with him, especially after Droop misses this gem of a comment from Gloria, one of the aforementioned waitresses:
    Ricochet: No friend thanks ya by sayin' 'Your cookin's almost as good as your charm', Droop-a-Long.
  • Clueless Deputy: Subverted with Droop-a-Long in Blazin' Trails; due to his slow nature, he's more observant and tends to notice things others may miss, and there are depths to him that even Ricochet didn't even think he had (such as his murderous wrath when incurred, and his teasing nature that pops up from time to time). The rest of Hoop 'n Holler thinks he's this, though, which becomes a problem for Droop-a-Long in the short Coming Through, when he has to step up and be sheriff when Ricochet's hurt.
  • Complete Monster: VERY fond of this. She mostly sticks to OCs, which is a shame, because after reading these profiles, you start to wish that the canon villians would appear just to tell the original ones off. In some cases, there are times she takes the canon villains and makes them worse...
    • Super Readers’ Biggest Adventure gave us Chaos, the Bigger Bad of the story and revealed to be The Man Behind the Man for both the Evil Reader and Lexicon. As it turns out, the Evil Reader's morally crossing decisions are due to this guy, who is a sorcerer that was originally sealed away in a black crystal for a very good reason, as he is a Person of Mass Destruction with a god complex. He tricks Jackson's schoolteacher, Lindy Harlaown, into freeing him from his prison, kills his Beleaguered Assistant, Helena, and tempts Jackson with power. When Jackson refuses, he then twists his mind and gets him to think that everyone hated him, while in reality everyone really wanted to help him. Jackson falls for the ploy and grants Chaos access to possess his body, and the sorcerer gives him the power to kill his friends and cause The End of the World as We Know It for Minor Land. When Jackson has a My God, What Have I Done? moment, Chaos interprets this as weakness and proceeds to commandeer Jackson's body, placing the REAL Jackson in another dimension where he is constantly tortured. With Jackson gone, Chaos later masquerades as the Evil Reader, becoming known as a Hero Killer who killed nearly every single Super Reader, most of whom were children, effectively making our heroes the last Super Readers to exist. Chaos' Revenge also reveals that he is the one who manipulated the The High Cleric of Minor Land into betraying Prince Phillip in the old days in order to possibly destroy it, and then he manipulated Lexicon's tragic loss of Angelica in order to have him work with him. His end goal? Use the Sword of Sealing and The Readers' Amulet, two of the most powerful artifacts in existence, to wipe out all the Super Readers and take over the fairytale world with Jackson's Reality Warper skills, thereby rewriting the universe so that every fairytale will have a Downer Ending and its characters will suffer Fate Worse Than Death or even worse situations.
    • Hugs and Kisses, which is the first entry of The Veggie Romance Series has Eddie Russell. For an OC character in VeggieTales, no less, Eddie Russell deserves top billing for the most evil vegetable to ever exist. He is presented to us as a zucchini who was the assistant producer for a blockbuster. Although he seems nice, Mr. Lunt doesn’t trust him. Then later in the story, we learn that the only reason he’s there is so he can destroy the company from the inside by ruining their reputation so his business can be the only one on top. Later chapters reveal that this guy is also violent, as he threatens Scallion 1, Lovey and Petunia, and gets into a physical confrontation with Mr. Lunt. When Bob doesn’t hire him, he lies to corporate offices and gets himself sworn in, kicking Scallion 2 out of his job, and when Bob comes back, he decides that the only way to get control of the production (and therefore, all of Veggie Tales) is to off the head producer: Bob. On the day of filming, he and his boss Julian Maverick show up at Big Idea, steals the remote for the robot they need to use for the scene, rips out its main controls, and has it go berserk on Bob and the others-which happens right after Madame Blueberry and Bob affirm their feelings for each other. When Archie and Lovey head to the TV station, they learn that this wasn’t the first time that Eddie tried to do something like that: the police have been after the guy since he was responsible for the collapse of five other animation companies-all of who taught good morals like Big Idea-just to keep Radical Animation afloat. Eventually, Eddie gets fired from his job, he can no longer work anywhere, and gets sent to jail for attempted murder.
      • Julian Maverick, Eddie’s boss, is even worse than Eddie is. He is introduced to us in chapter 11 of Hugs and Kisses, at a shady bar for criminals, no less, and has many claims of driving companies out of business with Eddie’s help. After Eddie escapes from jail, he tells Eddie that they’ll just have to forcibly sneak into the studio and “get rid of the obstacles” standing there- as in kill Bob and Madame Blueberry, who managed to kick Eddie out and ruin his plans. He exposes himself to the group, sends the robot on a rampage, and happily destroys majority of the building. He nearly kills Madame Blue twice, and uses Bob’s love for her to blackmail him into giving him the role of executive producer so he can continue his plans. Thankfully, he was thwarted when Jimmy and Jerry came with the police in tow, and he and Eddie were arrested. The fact that Julian is willing to use illegal means to make his business stand on top, not to mention being unnervingly emotionless, is what makes him more of a monster than Eddie. Very Veggie Romance, which is still in the planning stages, however, manages to make him less evil, as he ends up being uninterested in Eddie’s scheme and heads off to a remote corner of the world to do his own thing. Cedric, Scallion 1’s cousin, ends up taking this role in the story.
    • Fiery Heart, Broken Soul gives us Dr. Ver, a Demon Beast scientist who is responsible for Scarlet being a Broken Bird in the story. He is possibly the monstrous character ever created, and as the most monstrous was Urzur from Future of Wuzzleburg, that's really saying something. His favorite method of getting what he wants is a combination of manipulation and mind screwing his subjects, torturing them over and over again until they break and submit to his control. Dr. Ver kidnapped Scarlet, her friend Devane and about twenty-five other Cappies in order to turn them into Demon Beast hybrids just so he could take over Dreamland and corrupt it. Anybody who didn't respond to his serums or had adverse effects to them were horrifically tortured while he sat and watched the whole thing, laughing. His experiments are so gruesome that only half of the Cappies he kidnapped survived and at least one prisoner was Driven to Suicide. Out of all of the prisoners, however, he had a sadistic pleasure of torturing Scarlet, forcing her to undergo brutal water tortures and constantly trying to make her love him, to the point where he made a Mirror World self of her proclaiming that she will love him. His vileness increases when he forces Devane to use the last resort to save her life, as her body temperature was low from the water tortures he had inflicted on her and she was at risk for dying. His ulterior motive? He wants a child from her, a son specifically, and wants to raise it against her brother. When Scarlet has a daughter instead, he almost kills her, but Devane manages to stop him. Later, Dr. Ver kills Devane, who was trying to save her from that heckhole by finding an escape route, sending him (and their daughter Aria) falling to their deaths. And when Scarlet finally does transform into a Demon Beast due to Unstoppable Rage, he rapes her in order to give him a son. Needless to say, he deserved the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown that Dedede gave him when he finally located Nightmare's location and found Scarlet. He is so evil, Bowser, not to mention Donkirk, was repulsed by him, and the King of the Koopas even gives the good doctor a Megaton Punch in Mysterious Gathering.
    • The Return of the Phantom Empire has Donkirk, a character from Iheart's older Iron Chef stories, who can be summed up as Palpatine as a wizard. An Ax-Crazy God-Emperor who was sealed away for a long time (and for good reason), his acts include splitting apart the galaxy for ten years, mind screwing people (including Quick Draw Mc Graw), trapping them in dimensions to be tortured, killing anybody who wasn't human (which utterly terrifies Yogi Bear), and turned people into superweapons, which is one of his favorite tactics. When he first appears, the first thing he does is electrocute Top Cat and his crew into unconsciousness, captures their Cool Starship, and sends out a distress signal to draw the Galactic Federation to him so he can trap them, suck out their very souls and use it as a power source, and destroy the Federation and restore his empire. His only saving grace, if it can be called as such, is that he's mostly a Benevolent Boss to his crew, albeit a sometimes harsh one, particularly to Yutaka and Rokusaburo.
      • His second in command, Rokusaburo, a Psycho for Hire who's also The Gadfly, is also this. He killed Snerdly's father without remorse, rammed his ship into another causing the deaths of tens of thousands of people, and gleefully calls murder the best game he's good at. Beware the Silly Ones indeed.
  • Cradle of Loneliness: Ricochet does this in part 2 of the "Protector" arc after learning that someone trashed the office and apparently murdered Droop-a-Long. He tries not to break into tears, but the moment he sees Droop-a-Long's hat and blood-soaked neckerchief, he sinks to his knees, holds Droop-a-Long's hat close to his chest and cries.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Timothy in the Sheriff Callie's Wild West fic, You've Got My Attention, reveals himself to be this in the second chapter where he becomes very possessive of Callie. Needless to say, neither Peck nor Callie appreciate this.
  • Creator Thumbprint: If the story you're reading runs on The Power of Friendship, has a plot that starts out simple but then gets very deep, fantasy blending with realism, lots of angst and tragedy, a slew of Continuity Nod and Mythology Gag and possibly involves taking a kids' show and giving it a serious plot, not to mention utter monsters of villains, then it's probably one of her stories.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Heroes and villains in her stories dish these out and are on the receiving end of them just as much.
  • Curse Cut Short: Pops up a lot, and normally Played for Laughs; other times, it's Played for Drama.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Also seems to like this as well, as everyone seems to have it.
    • In the Very Veggie Romance series, most of the characters minus Bob and Larry have this, butHere For A Reason and No Laughing Matter has Pa, Jimmy and Jerry hit hard with it.
    • Super Readers' Biggest Adventure has the Evil Reader aka Jackson Flatts and Lexicon, and to an extension, Woofster.
    • The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade has both Paragor and Zeeter.
    • Fiery Heart, Broken Soul has Scarlet, which is arguably the darkest out of the original characters.
    • Acceptance and Redemption has the Duck Hunt Dog and R.O.B.
    • Sodor Magic Crusaders has nearly the entire cast.
    • The Return of the Phantom Empire has Snerdly, Scare Bear, Quack-Up and all three members of the Phantom Empire: Rokusaburo, Donkirk and Yutaka.
    • Have Guitar, Will Travel has Baba Looey, and it's sequel, The Hand He's Dealt, focuses mostly on Quick Draw's.
  • Dark Fic: Many examples, as seen below. In fact, it's easier to list the fics that aren't this.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In Sodor Magic Crusaders, Thomas recalls his friendship with Toby starting out like this, as Toby had slapped him in the face and gave him a thorough "The Reason You Suck" Speech during their high school days. Thomas hopes later that he can get the Counts to return to their good side in this way as well.
  • Determinator: Many examples in many stories.
    • The Super Readers in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure become this over the course of the story. Especially Alpha Pig after his Character Development.
    • In The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw becomes this after the Daltons press his Berserk Button. This trait also carries over into Have Guitar, Will Travel.
  • Deus Angst Machina: Sometimes pops up. Super Readers' Biggest Adventure has Jackson Flatts, and Fiery Heart, Broken Soul has Scarlet.
    • A villainous example would go to Paragor. After all the crap he's taken, you can't blame him for going evil.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Well, more like 'Have to Wait to Get the Girl'. Quick Draw does confess his feelings to her, but Clarissa opts to stay in Hoop 'n Holler to fulfill her dream to run a store. Played straight for Ricochet Rabbit, however, who was Married to the Job.
    • This would also count for The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound, as Huck dies early on in the story and never gets to meet Desert Flower.
    • Archie does not end up with Lovey at the end of Tea For Two, due to having to own up for working with Eddie Russell and directly helping in his deals. It's part of the story's Bittersweet Ending.
  • D.I.Y. Disaster: The Scallions almost have this happen to them in chapter 2 of Best Friends Forever-Redone, where they hurt themselves multiple times helping their friend, Scallion 3, move into his new apartment.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Even if he had good intentions, Droop-a-Long really should have reconsidered selling Ricochet's sweets to the townspeople. He also should've thought twice about putting cake batter in a frying pan to make it cook faster.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Madame Blueberry in Hugs and Kisses. There's a reason Bob hardly lets her drive.
  • Driven to Suicide:
    • Bob in the Alternate Ending story, Whispers in the Wind, due to Madame Blue's death, Larry developing a bipolar disorder and later leaving VeggieTales, Big Idea shutting down and all of his friends leaving him in order to find new jobs in other cities. Thankfully, Mr. Lunt intervened and talked him out of it.
    • In Fiery Heart, Broken Soul, one of the villagers from Devane's village is so disgusted by what Dr. Ver has done to him that he hangs himself in his own cell, with a note to his friends and family explaining how sorry he was for being rude to them the last time he saw them.
      • Scarlet was also driven to kill herself twice: the first time while she was at Nightmare, when she discovers that she was going to be used as a living weapon, and she slits her throat, which leaves a scar at the base of her neck. The second time was when Bowser told her to basically slit her wrists since everyone thinks she's an unstable creature who needs to be put out of its misery, and she readily agrees since she almost hurt her brother and her friends. Both attempts were stopped by different people-Devane stopped her the first time, and Mario intervened the second time.
    • In The Return of the Phantom Empire, Donkirk's most loyal subordinate, Yutaka, recalls that as a young man he attempted to kill himself a long time ago due to his Dark and Troubled Past.
      • Quick Draw, who was subject to Donkirk's horrific tortures at the H-B Zoo, almost did so as well, which scarred his friends and made him leave the country. He tells Quack-Up this in order to reassure the duck that he wasn't the only one who saw the horrors of that place.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side:
    • Happens to all of the heroes during the Dark Keyblade arc of The Heroes of Time, but special mentions go to Top Cat and Huckleberry Hound. When T.C. grabs the Dark Keyblade, he undergoes a Split-Personality Takeover (which is custom for any who holds the Dark Keyblade) and starts hurting everyone, laughing hysterically while doing it. Later, Huck grabs the Dark Keyblade after finally managing to get it away from Top Cat, but it is then where his Superpowered Evil Side is revealed, and he becomes The Berserker, not being able to tell friends from foes, and starts attacking innocent people.
    • Jackson Flatts also got hit hard by this in Chapter 17 of Super Readers' Biggest Adventure after Chaos possessed him and gave him his new powers.
    • Paragor got hit by this hard in Chapter 10 of The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade, where after he takes on the powers of the Dark One, he uses it to kill his own father, who at that point went mad with power. The clincher is that his father had returned to his senses, but Paragor still killed him even after he apologized for what he did. Since then, he has had occasional slips into this, especially when he decides to cut loose.
    • Droop-a-Long Coyote, of all people, got hit with this in The Dream Eater, a fantasy AU to The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound. He's seen laughing like a maniac as he starts sucking up the townspeople's dreams, and when he goes to Ricochet, this is what he has to say:
    Droop-a-Long(who is currently under the influence of the Dream Eater's power): I bet you wish you gave me my due of respect, huh, Mr. Ricochet? Now that I have this power, I'll get it from everyone...includin' the people who should've given it to me in the first place!
  • Dude, Not Funny!: In The Return of the Phantom Empire, Yogi's joke about Snerdly's hatred of the Phantom Empire isn't so funny when it turns out that one of the members of the Phantom Empire did kill Snerdly's father.
    • Fiery Heart, Broken Soul has several instances of Bowser making rape jokes to Scarlet and Devane after the Smashers learn about Scarlet's past. Considering the fact that it's only been 3 to 4 months after Scarlet was rescued by Dedede and after her rape at the hands of Dr. Ver, it comes off as Bowser crossing the Moral Event Horizon.
      • Ganondorf also makes a very rude joke about Scarlet's child Aria, who she believes has been killed by Dr. Ver, along with her father, Devane. He pretty much deserved the Megaton Punch that Scarlet gave him in response to that.
    • Dead On Dave's jokes about Baba Looey being Quick Draw's pack mule in Have Guitar, Will Travel aren't so funny, since Baba Looey's Dark and Troubled Past had him literally being just that.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Droop-a-Long in the Alternate Universe story to The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound, The Dream Eater. Being The Chew Toy for years and not receiving much of thanks from people or Ricochet has left Droop-a-Long bitter with envy, although he manages to hide it well. The Dream Eater preys on his envy to get him to Turn To The Dark Side, and he does, resulting in a very selfish Superpowered Evil Side.
    • He also exhibits this in Blazin' Trails a few times, envying Ricochet several times. However, he will quickly set it aside in order to help or save Ricochet when he's in trouble, proving how good of a friend he is.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Lexicon in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure. He didn't mind sending an army of possessed villagers after a bunch of kid superheroes, but the minute the Evil Reader starts to show Perverse Sexual Lust towards Princess Presto (which is full of Squick, kidnaps her and turns her against her friends, he calls him out on this, and promptly gets Black Fang Strikered for it. It's one of the few things that caused his Heel–Face Turn.
    • Dark Truder in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade. He has no qualms about letting the Zula Patrol suffer, but he draws the line at outright killing them, and expresses his disgust at Ignis's and Paragor's constant schemes to do just that. While it seems to be based on The Only One Allowed to Defeat You excuse, it's really because he has a code of honor towards them, bordering on grudging respect. In fact, it drives him to do a Friendly Enemy gambit during Part 2, especially after Ignis nearly flays him for his unwillingness to cooperate in her plan to kill the patrollers. The alternate universe version of himself may also qualify; he is so disgusted by what Paragor has done to Multo that he performs a Heel–Face Turn and fights for the safety of the galaxy, as well as possibly saving Multo from his insanity.
    • Donkirk in The Return of the Phantom Empire, surprisingly. During his talk with Rokusaburo, who is really miffed about having been beaten by Snerdly, the latter mentions his old master, who apparently is the reason why he's a Psycho for Hire. Upon thanking Donkirk for saving him from being institutionalized, Donkirk mostly waves it off, but he does mention that what his master did sickened him, and even says he doesn't say that often.
      • He also believes that rape is evil, and the fact that Ver was telling him to do that to his prisoners (one of them being Top Cat), sickens him, as he believes that Bestiality Is Depraved.
    • Most of the villains in Mysterious Gathering all have different shades of morality. But when Dr. Ver talks about using rape to control their prisoners, all of them, especially Lexicon, Donkirk and Bowser, are revolted. Dr. Ver even gets punched into the wall for saying that Bowser should rape Peach in order to have her for himself.
      • The reason for this is because Bowser is in love with Peach, and though he does do horrible things, he wouldn't rape her in order to have her for himself. He wants her to love him for who he is. The fact that Ver casually described her as a piece of property, as well as telling him to basically do her whenever he feels like it, was the reason why Bowser gave him a Megaton Punch.
  • Everyone Can See It: Also very fond of this. If there's a story of her's that features romance (which is about every story), expect this trope to come into play. Cases include:
    • Hugs and Kisses, in which this is the main plot. Everyone can see it, except Bob.
    • Super Mario Bros.: The Darkside Chronicles. The story starts out with Mario planning to propose to Peach, but being somewhat chicken to do so. This leads Luigi and his Koopa friend, Jerry, to play a prank on Mario in which they put up a fake wedding poster that has the whole castle in a happy mood. Luigi even tells Peach that a blind man could see how close she and Mario are.
    • The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade. Bula was one of the few to discern early on (as revealed in flashback) that Multo is in love with Zeeter. Multo and a couple of the populace knows that Zeeter's got a not-so-secret crush on Bula, but he doesn't know that she has a slight fondness for him. And the whole team knows what's going on between Bula and Bonnie...
    • Have Guitar, Will Travel has everyone trying to ship Quick Draw and Clarissa together, with Baba Looey doing most of the teasing. Even Ricochet is in on it.
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave: In the third arc of The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade, the alternate Multo became the only original member of the Zula Patrol who survived Paragor's onslaught.
    • Super Readers' Biggest Adventure coupled this with Kill 'em All; after Jackson became the Evil Reader and wiped out everything with Diabolic Emission, he realized that he was truly alone forever.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In Acceptance, there are a couple of hunters that hate the dog just as much as Paul does. But even they are appalled when Paul tells them to Kill It with Fire. Thankfully, the ducks put a stop to that.
    • In The Heroes of Time, Top Cat and Huckleberry Hound don't get along that well, and were happy when either of them were humiliated. But as much as they didn't like each other, they were not going to sit back and let each other die, whether from the Heartless, their enemies or the effects the Dark Keyblade had on their bodies. Interestingly enough, this actually helps them set aside their differences and become Vitriolic Best Buds.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Princess Muse in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure.
  • Evil is Cool: Massively subverted. Most of the villains are Complete Monster or cross the Moral Event Horizon somewhere along the course of the story, which really decreases the cool factor and ups the vile factor.
  • Evil Is Hammy: The Evil Reader in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure, full stop.
  • Evil Virtues: While some of the villains in her stories are irredeemable due to their actions, there are the ones who have these traits to show that they aren't just plain evil...they just tend to call them weaknesses.
    • Julian Maverick, though still a notorious bad boss, is way more patient than Eddie, who is Hot-Blooded and has anger issues.
    • Donkirk in The Return of the Phantom Empire. His sense of responsibility, patience and his occasional humility are hints that there is a human in that wizened form...and hints of a deeper personality.
    • Paragor in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade. While he is also rather patient, what makes him stand out is his ambition and determination. Despite having been sealed away twice, he is a major Determinator and tries to make himself better (until he decided to destroy Zula, that is). He also has a code of valor, and he normally holds up to his word.
  • Extreme Doormat: Jim in Acceptance, especially since his friends convinced him to abuse his own dog. He grows out of it at the end of the story, and actually gives Paul a credible "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
    • Felicia in Have Guitar, Will Travel, and Melissa in Ricocheted Rendezvous. Later installments show how both of them eventually come out of their shells due to their Character Development.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Bowser has been subject to this in Fiery Heart, Broken Soul by the Toads, who call him and Koopas "lizards" as a slur. To say that he wasn't too happy when Scarlet called him that is an understatement.
    • Droop-a-Long has been subject to this many times in Blazin' Trails, mostly due to the stigma against coyotes; many believe them to be shrewd, manipulative carnivores who wouldn't think twice about using people for food, while Droop-a-Long himself is nothing like this. This is one of the few things that actually gets under Droop-a-Long's skin, and he gets a bit defensive whenever someone says things like this about him. Ricochet and Denise both had this belief when they first met him, though part of it is also because coyotes and rabbits are natural enemies; needless to say, after they became friends with him (well, girlfriend, in Denise's case), they both felt horrible about treating him like this. The "Protector" arc shows that humans also have this stigma towards coyotes, although in Dave and Chuck's case, it appears to be a combination of this and jealousy.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Trixie in Mirror, Mirror. She doesn't believe for a second that magic, wizards or anything having to do with the supernatural is real.
  • For Want of a Nail: The events of The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound are changed dramatically with Huck's death in The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound. The Daltons take over not just Two-Bit, but even more towns in the west, and enslave the townspeople instead of driving them out like they did in the movie.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Paragor in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade. He goes from being a Wide-Eyed Idealist "Well Done, Son!" Guy with a Horrible Judge of Character towards his father, to becoming one of the most feared people in the galaxy, developing his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder, his manipulative habits, and his entitlement complex. After being forced to kill his father, he leaves his own country kingless in search for another world that he can control. His goal is to recreate the universe and drive everyone in it into despair with his dreamscapes, which can best be described as a Lotus-Eater Machine infused with Nightmare Fuel; in other words, he's forcibly subjecting everyone to live in hisvision of the perfect world, meaning that everyone in the entire galaxy will suffer Fate Worse Than Death for the rest of their lives. This is only possible with his possession of an Artifact of Doom that he was supposed to relinquish, but refused to and went back on the contract. He also wants revenge against Zula in particular, as the House of the Zulean Phoenix, where Multo descends from, sealed him away twice (not like they didn't have a reason NOT to, as he committed two mass genocides during his first appearance on the planet). It should also be mentioned that he is the catalyst behind the dreaded Dark Days of Zula, otherwise known as the First and Second Dreamscape Crusades. Plus, when he kills himself, it turns out that he had a back up plan to come Back from the Dead, because he's not dying until he fulfills the prophecy: in which he succeeds in the Third Dreamscape Crusade, which is unfolding as the story takes place. Talk about a dramatic Face–Heel Turn.
  • The Gadfly: Rokusaburo in The Return of the Phantom Empire. In the Intercontinuity Crossover, Mysterious Gathering, his penchant for teasing almost gets him killed by the Evil Reader.
    • Droop-a-Long, surprisingly, in Blazin' Trails. On the few times he gets the upper hand on Ricochet, he's seen pushing the sheriff's buttons, although he knows when to rein it in.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Narrowly subverted in part 2 of The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade; Multo almost does this after learning of his heritage, but Wizzy, Wigg and Bula bring him back from the brink. His ancestor, Multo I (who's also his namesake), plays this straight once he learns that the technique he used brought Paragor back, the Ill Girl he'd been trying to save died anyway, and that the Dark One will eventually take over his body. Cue him doing this trope, as well as undergoing Sanity Slippage.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Every single freaking hero in her stories is this. They all stick to their ethics, but that doesn't mean they're going to be gentle with their attacks when you've pushed them too far.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Every story has this. Every once in a while, a character may come close to swearing, but they'll be cut off immediately.
  • Guilty Pleasures: In Blazin' Trails, Ricochet mocks the romance novels that droop-a-Long and Denise read, only to become engrossed in the story, and near the end he admits to enjoying them—but not as much as Droop-a-Long does. This turns Droop-a-Long into The Gadfly (mentioned above), and Hilarity Ensues.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Ricochet in both Ricocheted Rendezvous and Blazin' Trails. The latter even mentions that he has "a bit of a temper", which Droop-a-Long tends to avoid. How successful he is depends on the short.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Several villains in her stories perform these.
  • The Hero Dies:
    • Huckleberry Hound is killed in The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound early on in the story, which kicks off a chain reaction that changes everything in The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound.
    • Ricochet is killed in chapter 11 of Blazin' Trails, which in itself is an Alternate Universe to that story.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Ricochet and Droop-a-Long in Blazin' Trails.
  • Hidden Depths: It's easier to list the characters that don't have these.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Quick Draw in Have Guitar, Will Travel, and Droop-a-Long in Blazin' Trails.
  • Hot-Blooded: Wonder Red is this in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure. Doesn't help that her powers deal with fire.
  • I Choose to Stay: Despite accepting Quick Draw's feelings, Clarissa decides to remain in Hoop 'n Holler to fulfill her dreams at the end of Have Guitar, Will Travel.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: This is Zeeter's dilemma in Dreamscape Crusade. She's in love with both Bula and Multo, but she's afraid that by choosing one she's going to break the heart of another.
    • Denise also had this struggle inIf Likin' You Is Wrong and Safe from the Rain. She acknowledged the possibility that she might like Droopy as more than just a friend, but she was afraid of losing the comfortable relationship she had with him, mostly because she thinks that he doesn't like her like that. She's quickly proven wrong when Droop-a-Long confesses to her both times.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Most of the Hanna-Barbera fics in her universe focus on the friendships with various species(Quick Draw and Baba Looey, Ricochet and Droop-a-Long, Top Cat and Huck) and how they manage to remain friends despite the standards.
  • Interspecies Romance:Blazin' Trails has Droop-a-Long (coyote) with Denise Falconeri (rabbit). Their older siblings, Drag-a-Long Coyote and Serena Falconeri, also had this, resulting in a son.
    • Ricochet himself has had a few of these romances due to him being The Casanova in his earlier years. Both Blazin' Trails and the modern day universe hints that he is attracted to human females in addition to his own species.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Baba Looey says this word for word in The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound, when the Daltons attempt to kill him as he's stalling for time.
  • Killed Off for Real:
    • Super Readers Biggest Adventure had Jackson's friends, and the whole population of Minor Land when he wiped out his own story after becoming the Evil Reader. Angelica, Lexicon's lover, was also killed off rather brutally, as shown in Lexicon's flashback.
    • Redemption killed off Professors Hector and Vector, the main characters of Video Game/Gyromite and R.O.B.'s creators.
    • Whispers in the Wind did this to Madame Blueberry.
    • The Ghost of Huckleberry Hound did this to Huck, though you should've figured that out from the title.
    • As mentioned above, this happened to Ricochet in chapter 11 of Blazin' Trails. Thankfully, this ended up being an Alternate Universe story.
  • Laughing Mad: Top Cat in The Heroes of Time when he grabs the Dark Keyblade and falls under its power.
  • Light is Not Good: Chaos' powers in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure. If you ever see intense light coming from this guy, RUN.
    • In that same vein, Paragor's powers in Dreamscape Crusade.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Happens a total of three times in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure in this order: Jackson Flatts, Whyatt, and Lexicon. Also meant as a Shot By Shot Homage (in Lexicon's case) to Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's.
    • The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade has the Dreamscape. Originally, it was just a projection of what Paragor wanted to accomplish in the real world, and it wasn't nightmarish or anything. It's only after the Dark Days of Zula where the Dreamscape becomes much, much more terrifying.
  • Love at First Punch: Multo recalls falling in love with Zeeter this way, as she had more or less slugged him (completely on purpose) during an argument. Zeeter thinks he's nuts.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Arguably could be said for the two versions of Multo in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade. Multo's ancestor, Multo I, used a Dangerous Forbidden Technique in order to save a girl he loved, only going crazy when it turns out that it didn't revive her. The other version of Multo, which appeared in Part 3: The Dark Days of Zula, was in love with Zeeter. He was already across the Despair Event Horizon when Paragor killed his friends one by one, but when he killed her in front of him and she gave him a Dying Declaration of Love before she died, he went completely berserk and killed Paragor and his entire army, right before undergoing Sanity Slippage and becoming the Dark One.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Lexicon in Super Readers' Biggest Adventure. In his defense, the High Cleric did murder his beloved Angelica right in front of him, driving him to kill all of them in anger. Later, he joins the Evil Reader aka Chaos on his conquest in destroying the fairytale world.
  • Luminescent Blush: Pops up a lot in her stories, especially when the characters have been teased or embarrassed.
  • The Matchmaker:
    • Madame Blueberry and Lovey Billington were this in Hugs and Kisses, before eventually getting their own boyfriends. Pa, however, plays this straight by trying to help Mr. Lunt get back with his ex-girlfriend, Ellen, and being a huge Shipper on Deck for Archie and Lovey.
  • Memento MacGuffin: James' hat in Sodor Magic Crusaders.
    • The Super Diffusion Beam in Redemption.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Most of the original villains in her stories cross this line. Chaos crosses it when he manipulates Jackson into turning into the Evil Reader and then later possesses his body, kills nearly every Super Reader in existence, and has no problem killing Super Why and making him lose his powers.
    • Acceptance has the hunters, who represent the players in this story, shoot the Duck Hunt dog. Some may cheer, until you remember that Master Hand explained that the dog was only playing around and taunting them to gain their approval, even though they were abusing him, and it was the only thing saving him from crossing the Despair Event Horizon. The shooting that follows makes him cross that line, and he becomes a Broken Bird.
  • Mr. Vice Guy:
    • Pride is one of Ricochet's main vices, as seen in Ricocheted Rendezvous, Blazin' Trails and The Dream Eater. Whenever he gets too cocky, he's setting himself up for defeat and Droop-a-Long usually either bails him out or ends up winning instead. His second vice is Anger, which comes in the form of his Hair-Trigger Temper.
    • Droop-a-Long's vice, as shown in both Blazin' Trails and The Dream Eater, is Envy. Although it rarely pops up due to his eternally relaxed attitude, he does mention a few times that he is jealous of Ricochet's popularity and standing, while he's normally the Butt Monkey that gets no respect. Interestingly enough, his girlfriend Denise also has Envy as her vice.
    • Felicia is apparently a MsViceGal, as her character profile lists Greed as one of her vices. In The Hand He's Dealt, Felicia's hoarding of the jewels almost gets Quick Draw arrested.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Upon learning of Scarlet's past, Bowser believes that this is the best way to deal with Scarlet in Fiery Heart, Broken Soul. Even worse, he actually does decide to start coming up with plots to get rid of her.
  • Mythology Gag: Also crops up. The Super Smash Brothers story Acceptance, for instance, throws out lots of shout outs to both Hogan's Alley and Wild Gunmen, and explains how the dog came up with his NES Zapper Posse. Super Readers' Biggest Adventure throws out a lot of references and characters from the show's episodes.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • As mentioned above, Multo I using magic to save the Ill Girl he loved seems like a noble deed...and then you learn that it's a Dangerous Forbidden Technique that didn't work and the result plunged Zula into another Dark Age and allowed Paragor to launch the Second Dreamscape Crusade. This drove him mad with power and grief, and he started to kill people. It got to the point where even his allies couldn't do anything for him but grant him a Mercy Kill.
    • In Sodor Magic Crusaders, Charlie's moment of Unstoppable Rage towards Diesel ends up blowing up part of the labs as well as part of the neighborhood behind them. Charlie practically has a Heroic B.S.O.D. at this.
    • In Acceptance, the dog's attempts to be accepted by the hunters in spite of their abuse results in him taking on a more mischievous personality. The kicker? The hunters (minus Jim, his owner) make no secret that they hate him, and after he taunts them again, they literally Shoot the Dog in a moment that clearly crosses the Moral Event Horizon.
    • In The Return of the Phantom Empire, Quack-Up's attempts at rescuing Captain Snerdly end up backfiring severely, as he blows up the Vitalization and inadvertently sends Snerdly into the hands of Donkirk and the oter members of the Empire. And before that, the Goof-Ups fell for an illusion created by Donkirk and Yutaka meant to look like a disco club, leading to Snerdly's capture in the first place.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: There are many, many occasions of this in the course of many stories.
    • In Chapter 10 of Super Readers' Biggest Adventure, Berserker!Red gives a pretty solid one to the Evil Reader and actually knocks him out of his own Berserker Mode.
    • Chapter 5 of Sodor Magic Crusaders: Diesel decides to blow up the Device Labs as well as a small town before returning the parts to Diesel 10, and then tells Charlie that he was the one who blew up his hometown when he was younger, which robbed Charlie of his parents and friends. Upon hearing that Diesel wouldn't mind doing it again, Charlie decides to forego his mission and beat the tar out of him.
      • Chapter 11: Edward accidentally knocks James' hat off. Said hat was a Memento MacGuffin, and that James is really protective of it. Cue James using his new cartridge system on Edward, knocking him through several buildings and into the hospital.
    • In chapter 12 of Hugs and Kisses, it's implied that Bob gave one to Julian Maverick after the latter attempted to kill his co-star and new girlfriend Madame Blueberry, as he punched him to the other side of the room.
    • Future of Wuzzleburg has Chef Spitz, Chef Fritz's son in the future, give one to the past Urzur simply because he showed up. And later you find out his behavior was justified when you learn who his future self is...
    • The fight between Scarlet and Bowser in Fiery Heart, Broken Soul's fourth chapter. It starts out a bit more intense than most matches, but was otherwise pretty light fare until she insulted him by calling him a lizard (a racial slur in the Mushroom Kingdom). At that point, Bowser beats the stuffing out of her and knocks her out of the ring. Scarlet, being as Hot-Blooded as she is, is not going to take such a beating lightly, and challenges him to another fight. It's then that the Bloodier and Gorier nature of the story is revealed, as soon both of them dealing nasty wounds to each other and Bowser even serves up a dose of Eye Scream to go with it. Even though Bowser emerges victorious, most of the Smashers wondered how they were still standing.
      • In that same chapter, Dedede was nearly ready to do the same thing to Bowser, if his slamming Bowser through the wall was of any indication.
    • The Heroes of Time has this a lot:
      • Chapter 8: Top Cat is barely stopped from giving one to a possessed Officer Dibble, who hurt his gang while he was out of town with Huck and Yogi. And when he finds out about what the Extinguisher has done to Dibble and what he did to the Alley Gang, he turns all his rage on the Heartless and had to be stopped by Yogi from giving a similar one to the Extinguisher. And in that same chapter, Leopold loses his cool when he learns what the Extinguisher has done thus far (including creating a Heartless out of the darkness of Ranger Smith just to mess with Yogi) and beats the utter crap out of him.
      • Chapter 21: George Jetson gets down to business attacking the Extinguisher, who had just attacked his family.
      • Chapter 57: Fred Jones also dispenses of the pleasantries with the Freak of Crystal Cove, and actually runs out and attacks instead of thinking of a plan like he usually does.
      • Chapter 64: When the Extinguisher puts the lives of the competitors of the Laff-a-Lympics in danger, George (who has received his new Keyblade) and Top Cat team up to beat the Extinguisher to a pulp.
      • Chapter 109: Top Cat finds himself on the receiving end of one from Huck, who is angry that he opened the Door of Darkness due to his coveting the power of the Keyblade, therefore letting the Heartless loose and causing worlds to be destroyed. Were it not for George Jetson talking him out of it, Huck would have killed Top Cat.
      • Chapter 116: Huck gives one to the Heartless when they press his Berserk Button by attacking all of his teammates. Here he goes partially berserk, ripping off their arms and hurling them into walls. Top Cat had to perform a Get A Hold Of Yourself Man to get through to him before he kills Quick Draw.
    • The Return of the Phantom Empire has Captain Snerdly start to give one to Rokusaburo, the man who killed his father ten years ago, after the latter blatantly lies about killing his father when Snerdly clearly heard his father's death over the intercom, and then he mocks him about it. Snerdly ends up knocking a few teeth out of this guy's mouth. And then he ends up on the receiving end of one by Yutaka, who does not appreciate him beating up on his co-worker.
    • Blazin' Trails has Ricochet on the receiving end of a brutal one by a group of outlaws, who plan on killing him in order to become the most feared outlaws in the West. Were it not for this sending Droop-a-Long on the warpath, Ricochet would've been finished.
      • The Protector arc in that same story starts out with one, and this time, it's Ricochet who's delivering the beatdown. Dave and Chuck, who not only gave Droop-a-Long a very harsh "The Reason You Suck" Speech (which was also filled with blatant racism), but were also harassing and abusing him ever since he came to town—all of which went without Ricochet's notice, no less—-openly mocked Droop-a-Long in front of Ricochet and made him cry. Needless to say, Ricochet gets ticked off, tackles them through the window and beats the utter crap out of them. It's hinted that if Droop-a-Long hadn't stopped him, he would've killed them. This incident drives the two men to go gunning for both Ricochet and Droop-a-Long.
  • Not So Stoic: Yutaka in The Return of the Phantom Empire has a moment in chapter 4 where, after he suffers a bout of Sanity Slippage, sits in the corner of his room and cries.
    • Murphy in Future of Wuzzleburg. He tries to remain hardened during his trip to the past Wuzzleburg, but several times he exhibits joy and even smiles a few times, showing that the past Wuzzleburg is really starting to affect him.
  • Oblivious to Love: Bob in Hugs and Kisses, much to the detriment of everyone. Subverted later when we learn that he actually isn't, but he didn't want to be heartbroken again. Thankfully, he gets out of this by the end of the story.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • The Heroes of Time: When the normally pacifistic Huckleberry Hound is trying to murder someone, you have seriously pushed him beyond the limit.
      • In that same story, if Top Cat's crying, it's a sign that things have gone From Bad to Worse.
    • Blazin' Trails: Despite having more than a few buttons, Ricochet would never kill anybody and in general doesn't like violence. The moment Sam Jose mocks his deputy (who prevented an attempt on Ricochet's life by Taking the Bullet), Ricochet coldly threatens to kill Sam Jose if he says another word about shooting Droop-a-Long. This terrifies Sam Jose so much that he immediately shuts up and complies with Ricochet's orders.
      • In that same story, the normally pacifistic Droop-a-Long almost kills the leader of a group of outlaws that were trying to kill Ricochet. Before that, he sank his teeth into one outlaw's shoulders. He not only scared the outlaws, but he also scared Ricochet, who recalls that he never saw Droop-a-Long get that angry.
  • Odd Friendship: Top Cat's relationship to Quick Draw Mc Graw is this in The Heroes of Time, which is interesting because he thought Huck to be a stupid, typical country hick, when in fact, Quick Draw isn't that bright. It isn't until near the end of the story where he has this kind of friendship with Huck as well.
    • The entire point of Blazin' Trails is to show the odd friendship between Ricochet and Droop-a-Long. Chapter 4 explains how their friendship started, and it follows from there.
  • Promoted To Parent: In Fiery Heart, Broken Soul, Dedede becomes this due to his and Scarlet's parents deaths. It's part of the reason why he's so protective of her.
    • Droop-a-Long ends up being this when Ricochet dies in Chapter 11 of Blazin' Trails, due to being named as the guardian of Ricochet's son, Bucky, in the sheriff's will.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: Rokusaburo in The Return of the Phantom Empire. Despite his free-spirited behavior, Donkirk has to keep tabs on Roku often, because he could end up killing someone simply because they amused or angered him.
  • Race for Your Love: Ricochet tells Quick Draw to do this in regards to Clarissa in Have Guitar, Will Travel, mostly because he didn't take that advice himself.
    • He also gives this advice to Droop-a-Long when it comes to his relationship with Denise, further cementing his status as a Shipper on Deck for them.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning:
    • When Huckleberry Hound first goes into his berserk state, his eyes turn red, followed by developing fangs and his fur turning black.
    • Bula also undergoes a similar transformation when he turns into his berserk form in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade.
    • In Super Readers' Biggest Adventure, Wonder Red's eyes turn a bright red before she unleashes the full power of her berserk form on the Evil Reader.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Snerdly, after undergoing The Corruption, gives one to the Goof-Ups in Part 2 of The Return of the Phantom Empire.
    • In The Universe's Plaything, one of the eyes that torture Rarity on a daily basis, who took the guise of Trenderhoof, gives Rarity two in the whole story-one as his disguise, and the other as his true self-and both are pretty brutal. The second leaves Rarity in tears.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Also fond of this. She likes several characters that are absolutely loathed by the fandoms she's writing for, and attempts to rescue them and present them as better characters. This trope is going to be in effect for Slippy Toad for the upcoming The Legend of Star Fox, and for the Duck Hunt dog in the Super Smash Brothers one-shot, Acceptance.
  • Sanity Slippage:
    • It happens to a total of four characters in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade: Paragal I (which was also a combination of this and Drunk on the Dark Side), Pargor (after he fully crosses the Despair Event Horizon), Multo I (after his well-intentioned actions led to another Dark Days of Zula), and the Alternate Multo, aka the Mad King (who lost everything and everyone he loved due to Paragor, and in his rage killed not only him and his army, but many, many Zuleans as well).
    • In Fiery Heart, Broken Soul, Scarlet suffered a lot of this during her six years at Nightmare. She wasn't the only one, though; one of the Cappy prisoners with her couldn't take it anymore and was Driven to Suicide.
    • In The Return of the Phantom Empire, Quack-Up has a brief moment where he loses it after Yogi and Scare Bear bring up the H-B Zoo. Huck manages to get through to him before he hurts himself or anybody else.
      • And later, Yutaka has a moment of this right before he and the other members of the Phantom Empire prepare to take over a planet. It may have something to do with his Dark and Troubled Past, which he hasn't told anybody about yet.
  • Secret Relationship: This is the relationship between Droop-a-Long and Denise in Blazin' Trails, due to the fact that Interspecies Romance isn't accepted in the West. Later on, their relationship goes public, although it takes a long time for Denise's parents to get used to the idea.
  • Serious Business:
    • As Droop-a-Long learned in Sugar Junkie, sweets are serious business to Ricochet.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Happens in Chapter 9 of Hugs and Kisses, when Bob insists that he and Madame Blue are just friends. Too bad he said that loud enough for Madame Blue to hear.
    • It also happens several times in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade, mostly between Bula and Bonnie. When Multo comes back from Paragor's clutches, the first thing he does is to congratulate Bula for getting a girlfriend. Bula, who is somewhat Tsun Dere for Bonnie here, has this reaction, and Bonnie also denies it, though neither do it without a Luminescent Blush on their faces. For Multo and Zeeter, Zeeter heavily insists that Multo is not her boyfriend, and neither is Bula, and is desperate to remain as Just Friends. The fact that she's in love with both of them, but doesn't want to break one of their hearts and is somewhat very closed minded on love due to some bad experiences doesn't help.
    • Fiery Heart, Broken Soul has the FrozenFlame pairing(Scarlet X Falco) start out this way for most of the fic, mainly because Falco doesn't want to admit that he cares for Scarlet way more than just a friend, and Scarlet in the sense that her idea of love has been seriously warped thanks to Dr. Ver, leading her to close off her heart to those who care about her.
    • Quick Draw insistently says this about Clarissa in Have Guitar, Will Travel. He's not fooling anybody.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Once he got over their Secret Relationship, Ricochet Rabbit becomes a huge one for Droop-a-Long Coyote and Denise Falconeri in Blazin' Trails.
  • Sleep Cute: Ricochet in Blazin' Trails tends to sleep like this, to the point where Droop-a-Long did pet him behind the ears once. Droop-a-Long even teases him about it, much to his chagrin.
  • Stepford Smiler:
    • Fiery Heart, Broken Soul has Scarlet as the Unstable variety. Some of the Smashers are somewhat concerned of her state, or in Peach's case, terrified, while others don't really care. Given what happened to her over the span of six years, this is expected.
    • Have Guitar, Will Travel has Baba Looey as the Depressed variety due to his Dark and Troubled Past.
    • The Return of the Phantom Empire has Quick Draw as the Depresssed variety, after his horrific tortures at the hand of Donkirk.
      • A villainous version would be Rokusaburo, mostly of the Unstable variety. It's hinted that the reason for his constant taunts and playful nature is so he can block out his own Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The seven main characters in The Heroes of Time have this due to the effects of grabbing the Dark Keyblade. Yogi becomes a kleptomaniac, Freddy becomes a Dangerously Genre Savvy Trap Master who almost kills his teammates, Fred Flintstone is always Hulking out at the smallest things, George practically abuses everybody, Quick Draw becomes a backstabber, Top Cat becomes a Laughing Mad hoarder, and Huckleberry Hound becomes The Berserker. See This Is Your Brain on Evil for more information about what the Dark Keyblade does.
    • Scarlet's Soul Form is this in Fiery Heart, Broken Soul thanks to Dr. Ver's experiments on her. She is very powerful in this form, being able to use devastating fire attacks that she couldn't use in her normal form; however, she becomes Unstoppable Rage incarnate, and will not stop attacking until whatever wronged her is destroyed.
  • Sweet Tooth: Ricochet's got a major one in Blazin' Trails; he's got a weakness for honey buns, donuts and chocolate in particular. In Sugar Junkie, Droop-a-Long tries to get Ricochet to eat healthier by getting rid of his snacks, but ends up making a profit when the townspeople start buying them...and then Ricochet finds out. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The dynamic between the group of Keyblade Wielders in The Heroes of Time, but special mention goes to Top Cat and Huckleberry Hound; cat-and-dog rivalry aside, it stemmed from three things: one, a bad first impression; two, a plan of Huck's that went completely wrong, and three, the fact that T.C. opened the Door of Darkness, bringing the Heartless to the whole universe and forcing everyone to fight in the first place. Their relationship sours even further when Huck, in a fit of Unstoppable Rage, tries to kill Top Cat after he learns about this, but settles for a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown instead. Later, when Top Cat falls to temptation and gets the Dark Keyblade, the first thing he does after he undergoes the Split-Personality Takeover is to attack Huck, even when Huck was trying to save him. When Huck gets the Dark Keyblade and becomes Brainwashed and Crazy, he almost killed Quick Draw McGraw, who is one of the few people Top Cat got along with. After they find out just what the Dark Keyblade does to their bodies, Huck and Top Cat make it their mission to keep that Keyblade away from the other. Later, they become Vitriolic Best Buds. And later, everyone in the group becomes Fire-Forged Friends.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: This is Paragor's reason for going so far off the deep end in The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade. He wasn't evil at first and did resent taking the power of the Dark One after he was forced to renounce his position of king on his planet. But after spending most of his life trapped in a Heel–Face Revolving Door (and having his one good act go completely wrong), he decides to just screw everything and recreate the universe the way he wants it: a paradise for himself, and utter chaos for others.
  • This Is Your Brain on Evil: During the Dark Keyblade arc of The Heroes of Time, Top Cat comes down with life-threatening spasms, and Huck also undergoes terrible headaches that prevents either of them from fighting. It's later revealed that continued use of the Dark Keyblade will make the users go mad with power and make them shadows of their former selves, eventually killing them off. With that in mind, Huck and Top Cat decide to keep the Dark Keyblade as far away from them as possible, only swearing to use it if the situation is bad. When Huck is forced to use the Dark Keyblade again during the final battle, everyone in the group, on Top Cat's insistence, takes on its effects in order to keep the Dark Keyblade from killing the hound.
  • Tranquil Fury: Quick Draw exhibits this in Have Guitar, Will Travel after the Daltons hurt Baba Looey to the point where he almost dies.
    • Ricochet also exhibits this several times in Blazin' Trails. Although he's known for his various buttons, when he's truly furious he'll actually get like this. It's actually more terrifying than his outbursts.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 17 of Super Readers' Biggest Adventure. As it turns out, the Evil Reader isn't the Big Bad. That spot goes to the story's Bigger Bad, Chaos, a Person of Mass Destruction who basically wants to be god, and is bent on destroying the entire world, and killing every single Super Reader. Plus, he is the one who possessed Jackson Flatts, the Evil Reader's REAL identity (though he willingly allowed him to do that), and when Jackson expressed remorse over having destroyed his own story, Chaos simply took control of all of his actions, sentencing him to an eternity of roaming an alternate dimension as a ghost.
    • Nevermind that, the whole story is this. From the citizens of Storybrooke falling under Demonic Possession, to some notable Break the Cutie processes, to fights that seem to be ripped from Dragon Ball, the story itself should be called "The Wham Movie" since iheart obviously calls it a movie.
    • Hugs and Kisses is notable for having not one, not two, but four Wham Episodes in the story. See Cerebus Syndrome above.
    • The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusadeshould be notable for having several Wham Episodes in the first 3 chapters alone. Here are the examples:
      • Chapter 1: Multo and Professor Autofocus awaken Paragor, who has been sealed away in the base of Mount Zula for centuries. Multo ends up getting taken into the Nightmare Fuel-infused Lotus-Eater Machine that is the Dreamscape, and Paragor ends up setting the cave to explode so no one can find him. This leads everyone to believe that Multo is dead. Cue a massive Tear Jerker.
      • Chapter 2: Bula and the team are attacked by the ruthless Legion robots, and Bula gets injured.
      • Chapter 3: The team meets Bonnie, who seems to know about the Dreamscapers quite a bit. The Legion shows up in the middle of Bonnie's explanation, and kidnaps Zeeter, sending Bula into a Heroic B.S.O.D..
      • Parts 2 and 3 may as well be call Wham Acts.
    • The Ferret Who Knew Too Much has this happen nearly every chapter. Though the author's going to rewrite it so that they're spread out.
    • Acceptance might as well be called The Wham One-shot. Everything about it is just...wow. And then its follow up, Redemption, a two-shot that focuses on R.O.B., has taken this Up to Eleven.
    • Fiery Heart, Broken Soul, has Chapter 4, appropriately titled "There Will Be Blood". The story gets Bloodier and Gorier, with Scarlet and Bowser engaged in a How Much More Can He Take? fight that leaves the Smashers stupefied. And then Bowser indulges in some Cold-Blooded Torture after this, making Scarlet have a Heroic B.S.O.D. and almost killing her.
  • Wrong Guy First: What happened to Madame Blue in Hugs and Kisses, due to a Parental Marriage Veto. In Zeeter's case, however, this happened several times.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Several villains in her stories do this in order to show just how vile they really are. Cases in point are Chaos from Super Readers' Biggest Adventure and Dr. Ver in Fiery Heart, Broken Soul.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Also crops up in many stories with the villains. The heroes mostly try to avoid this trope, only fighting girls if they have no choice.
    • Fiery Heart, Broken Soul: Dr. Ver seems to have no problem with hurting girls. Neither do Bowser or Ganondorf.
    • In ''The Zula Patrol: Dreamscape Crusade", Paragor's father, Paragal I, also has no problem with this, as he states after he brutally killed Paragor's fiancee.
  • You Killed My Father: Snerdly tells Rokusaburo this in chapter when the latter denies knowing his father, right before handing him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.

    Vulaan Kulaas 

Vulaan Kulaas

A fellow fanfiction author, Vulaan Kulaas is one of Iheartgod 175's friends, and the main creative force behind a few stories, namely Fiery, Heart, Broken Soul and Mysterious Gathering. She loves to RP, play video games and chat with her friends when not writing fanfiction. She's also a very avid gamer, and loves the Kirby series, Pokémon games, and Nintendo games. Here are the following games/TV shows she's written for:

Tropes that apply to her work:

  • And I Must Scream: In Strength, Meta Knight is possessed by Yin-Yarn's magic yarn, and is forced to fight Kirby, who he looks up to as a son, while he's trapped in his own body. Thankfully, Kirby managed to free him.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Both Squidward and Sandy show this in Clear Surface, Dark Waters.
    • The non-romantic variant occurs with Squidward after SpongeBob is hit by the boat mobile due to saving his life. Squidward runs over to him and angrily demands to know why he did that, but he's feeling both remorseful and horrified at what happened to the sponge, thinking that the accident was a form of Laser-Guided Karma for all the times he was cruel to SpongeBob.
    • The romantic variant happens with Sandy when she, Mr. Krabs, Patrick and Squidward all go in to see Spongebob. She angrily tells him that she'll beat him up if he scares her like that again...all while giving him a hug. Hilarity Ensues when Patrick tells SpongeBob that she really likes him, which results in him getting chased out of the room by Sandy.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Her Kirby fics follow the same rule: Don't hurt Kirby in front of Meta-Knight, or you're going to be in for a world of hurt.
      • The inverse of this is also true. Do not hurt Meta-Knight in front of Kirby, or else you're getting a punch to the face.
      • Kirby also doesn't take well to being betrayed by his friends. He was very ready to go after Magolor for what he did to them before Meta-Knight talked him out of the idea.
    • Evil Tyrant, Enraged Father: Ruin Bowser's plans? Yeah, he won't be too happy with you. Beat his son to a pulp? He will come after you with his army and blow yours to smithereens. Mario and Luigi were very lucky that they and Paper Mario hadn't killed Bowser Junior, because if they had, he would leave nothing of them. The same goes for his paper self.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: You go ahead and hurt Meta Knight in front of Kirby. We double dog dare you. The pink hero's sweet nature goes completely out the window, turning him into a terrifying creature that even scares his father figure. And it takes a lot to frighten the knight, so seeing him shaken like that is a thing to behold.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Patrick in Clear Surface, Dark Waters. Sure, he's still the dumb, but easy-going star that everyone knows and loves, but that all goes out the window when Mr. Krabs and Sandy get into an argument, and he stops it by telling them that SpongeBob could be dying and that he wouldn't want his boss and his other friend/love interest fighting. This reaction shocks all three of them into stunned silence.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Meta-Knight in Strength, thanks to Yin-Yarn. He becomes a Blood Knight who almost completely wiped the floor with Kirby, who is very shaken at having to fight his father figure.
  • Broken Tears: Kirby cries these in Forgiveness as he's coming to terms with Magolor's betrayal, an event that has left him very shaken.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In Hollow Victory, Magolor does this to Meta-Knight. Meta-Knight, who was recently in shock from having witnessed Magolor kill Kirby, answers this bullying with a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Caretaker Reversal: Happens in Guardian Angel, where Meta Knight comes down with the same fever that Kirby had in the first chapter and Kirby takes care of him.
  • Cradle of Loneliness: Meta Knight holds Kirby's dead body in Hollow Victory after defeating Magolor. It's part of the story's Tear Jerker.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Kirby dies in Meta Knight's arms after Magolor impales him in Hollow Victory
  • Dislikes the New Guy: In Forgiveness, Meta Knight tells Kirby that he was suspicious of Magolor when he teamed up with them. As it turns out, he had a good reason to.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even though he's evil and seeks to destroy the Mushroom Kingdom, there's no denying that Bowser loves his son, Bowser Jr.; the same goes for his paper self and his son. Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario learned the hard way that you do NOT harm Junior in any way, shape or form, ever.
  • Evil All Along: Magolor, as revealed in Forgiveness and Hollow Victory. Then again, for those who actually played Kirby's Return to Dream Land, this comes as no surprise.
  • False Friend: Magolor to Kirby in both Forgiveness and Hollow Victory. In Forgiveness, the revelation of this almost sends Kirby over the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Kirby was forced to fight Meta Knight in Strength when he was possessed by Yin-Yarn's magic yarn. Had he not gotten through to Meta-Knight in time, the possessed knight would have killed him.
  • Flashback Echo: Happens in Forgiveness, when Kirby recalls his dream about Magolor's betrayal to Meta Knight.
    • Meta Knight also has one in Hollow Victory, when he recalls his good times with Kirby.
  • Happily Adopted: Kirby in Guardian Angel is adopted as Meta Knight's son at the end of the story, and he even calls him Daddy. Awwww...
  • The Hero Dies: Kirby is killed by Magolor in Hollow Victory.
  • How Much More Can He Take?: Magolor's and Meta Knight's final fight in Hollow Victory is pretty darn brutal. They both end up dealing some nasty wounds to each other, but in the end, Meta Knight emerges victorious.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How Kirby dies in Hollow Victory.
  • Killed Off for Real: Both Kirby and Magolor in Hollow Victory-the former was killed by the latter, who was later killed in battle with a furious Meta Knight.
  • Like a Son to Me: Meta Knight says this about Kirby in Guardian Angel; later, he actually does take Kirby under his wing as his son. His relationship with Kirby is like this in most of Vulaan Kulaas' other fics.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Do not ever hurt Kirby in front of Meta Knight. As Vengeful Warrior, Protective Father, Hollow Victory and Helpless Warrior, Prism Nightmare shows, hurting the boy he calls his son is a very bad idea.
    • Bowser also has this instinct towards Bowser Jr. Woe betide the fool who thinks he can get away with harming his son. Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario just had to learn that the hard way.
  • Parental Substitute: Kirby sees Meta Knight as this in Guardian Angel, and even calls him his father, further cementing their father-son relationship.
  • Please Wake Up: Meta Knight begs Kirby to wake up after the latter dies in his arms in Hollow Victory. Needless to say, this, and Magolor's taunting, drives him to the breaking point.
  • Shipper on Deck: Patrick is this for SpongeBob and Sandy in Clear Surface, Dark Waters. He even makes a few sly references to it to SpongeBob, much to both of their embarrassment.
  • Ship Tease: In Clear Surface, Dark Waters, there are hints of Spandy made throughout part of the fic. Examples:
    • Squidward tells SpongeBob to take out the trash instead of talking to his girlfriend, which brings about a Luminescent Blush from Sandy and a Cat Smile from Patrick.
    • Later, she gets into a heated argument with Mr. Krabs due to her worry for SpongeBob's safety, only for Patrick to cut in and tell them both to shut up.
    • And then there's her Anger Born of Worry reaction when SpongeBob wakes up, prompting Patrick to tell Sponge that she really likes him. Cue Sandy and SpongeBob going as red as tomatoes and Sandy chasing him out of the hospital room.
  • Sick Episode: Guardian Angel has Kirby (and later Meta Knight) falling ill due to a fever, and features a Caretaker Reversal.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Bandanna Dee gives Meta Knight an earful at the end of Hollow Victory. Due to his grief for Kirby, Meta Knight had drawn within himself and was pushing everyone he cared about away, not saying a word to them. Bandanna Dee tells him straight up that moping around and grieving for him would only kill him, and that he needs to live and protect Dream Land as Kirby once did. His words end up having a profound effect on the knight, and he resolves to move on and do just that.
  • Working Through the Cold: Meta Knight attempted to do this in Guardian Angel when he comes down with the same fever that had Kirby bedridden. Unfortunately for him, though, he passes out, and Kirby ends up becoming his caretaker.

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