[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin An animator is pitted against his creation, the Animation]].

That's this work in a nutshell. But the fun part? [[SequelEscalation The craziness that ensues goes on a higher level each new installment]]!

Created on UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash and posted on {{Newgrounds}} and Website/DeviantART by Alan Becker, aka [[http://noogai.newgrounds.com noogai]] (who, by now, is not at all a new guy).

After a three year hiatus, a successful Kickstarter campaign caused the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VufDd-QL1c0 fourth installment]] to be released on October 2nd, 2014. In 2015 a spinoff episode called "Animation vs. VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}" was announced, along with a [[https://www.patreon.com/alanbecker?ty=h Patreon page]] to fund the animations.
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!! This series provides examples of:

[[AC:Animator vs. Animation 1]]
* BadassNormal: Victim. At least, until [[SelfDuplication he starts cloning himself]].
* CombatPragmatist: Victim is this, much more so than his successor that appears in the sequels. To be fair, [[PhysicalGod noogai]] created this iteration of the Animation specifically for torture ([[MeaningfulName aptly naming it "victim"]]). It's only natural for this little guy to come up with some dirty tricks to fight back.
* SelfDuplication: Victim does this.
* SequelEscalation: The first: a small fight against a normal Animation who eventually clones himself.

[[AC:Animator vs. Animation 2]]
* AmbiguousGender: The AIM icon. While the animator and The Chosen One are referred to as male in the artist description, AIM is never referred to with gendered pronouns.
* AnIcePerson: The Chosen One. He [[StealthPun freezes]] Mozilla Firefox with an ice-cold hand blast.
* TheBadGuyWins: The animator manages to enslave The Chosen One in the end.
* BeamOWar: Between the Adobe Photoshop icon and the Chosen One.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: The files in the Recycle Bin: "crap", "junk", and "crappy junk".
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: The Chosen One, due to the massive power boost the Animator gave him. Given the power that he has, the Animator ''really'' should've stopped at "Beast"...
* FreezeFrameBonus: The conversation between the Animator and the programmer.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Well, the Animator ''wanted'' a bigger challenge.
* HighSpeedMissileDodge: The Chosen One does this.
* HisNameIs: The Animator's programmer friend was just about to reveal how to stop the Chosen One when AIM was killed.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:AIM is killed when the Chosen One throws the open AIM window at him.]]
* ShockAndAwe: The Chosen One, again. Burns the Flash 8 icon with a storm cloud's lightning bolt.
* SerialEscalation: In-universe example; When the Animator goes over what power level to make the new Animation, he goes through "victim", "killer", "BEAST", and finally stops on "TheChosenOne".
* SequelEscalation: The second: An bigger battle against a tougher, fire-breathing Animation that goes beyond the Flash editor and onto the Animation's desktop. The Animation uses his desktop icons against the Animation, but some of them fight back.
* WhatWereYouThinking: The Programmer's response to Animator creating a stick figure called "The Chosen One".
* WreathedInFlames: When The Chosen One bursts through its restraints.

[[AC:Animator vs. Animation 3]]
* BulletSeed: The Chosen One eats a chunk of the Animator's essay and spits out letters (that coincidentally spelled out [[PublicSecretMessage "waddup"]]) at the Animator.
* BulletTime: The video uses this frequently.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler: After The Chosen One defeated the Dark Lord, they teamed up to get revenge on the animator.]]
* EarthShatteringKaboom: One of these done by [[spoiler: the Dark Lord]] and The Chosen One [[spoiler: at the end]].
* EvilCounterpart: The Dark Lord, who possesses similar abilities to the Chosen One and is a red stick figure.
* EvilOverlord: Averted with the Dark Lord. He's actually TheDragon, and from the moment of his creation, it's pretty much established as such.
* GondorCallsForAid: The Dark Lord rallies the desktop icons to help fight the Chosen One.
* GroinAttack: Clippy's tornado attack with the letters does some of this.
* HeelFaceTurn:
** [[spoiler: After being defeated, The Dark Lord he teams up with The Chosen One to destroy the Animator's computer.]]
** [[invoked]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation On a more meta level]], the Animator. It's pretty clear that as villainous as he may be, he's pretty much defenseless and is merely trying to survive The Chosen One's RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:The Dark Lord and the desktop icons may have stood a better chance of winning had the Animator not left a game of Minesweeper open.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: The Dark Lord turns against the animator when he realizes that the animator was playing solitaire the whole battle, completely oblivious to the fact that his creation was about to get killed.]]
* ScrewDestiny: The Dark Lord's very purpose in life was to destroy The Chosen One. [[spoiler: They eventually team up to get revenge on the animator.]]
* SequelEscalation: The third: An even bigger battle against the Animation where the Animator creates another Animation whose sole purpose is to end The Chosen One. The entire battle is what destroyed the Animator's old computer.
* ShoutOut: Pitting together the Chosen One and the Dark Lord is, of course, one to Literature/HarryPotter.
* StuffBlowingUp: A Minesweeper game GoneHorriblyWrong.
* TookALevelInBadass: Mozilla Firefox. In 2, it was quickly subdued with an ice attack. Here, he does more damage.
* UnexplainedRecovery: AIM, who was killed in 2. Since then, it seems the Animator revived them, or he re-installed the program.
* UnwantedAssistance: Subverted. You'd ''think'' Clippy offering his help to the Animator would be quite ineffectual [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper like in real life]], [[spoiler:but he turns out to be a surprisingly competent fighter]].
* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler: Literally. The Animator gets a blue screen of death at the end. And he's the BigBad to boot.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: Clippy isn't seen again after he gets kicked out of Microsoft Word.
* ZergRush: The desktop icons gang up against the Chosen One.

[[AC:Animator vs. Animation 4]]
* BadassNormal: Unlike previous iterations of the Chosen One, the Second Coming does not appear to have any superpowers.
* CallBack: To the first Animator vs. Animation. The final battle happened in the Flash editor, only the roles are reversed, as it was The Second Coming who lasso'd the animator before forming a plasma gun.
* TheCameo[=/=]ContinuityNod: The Second Coming is apparently The Chosen One's Return, according to the Task Manager. See also, FreezeFrameBonus.
* DarkReprise: [[spoiler: When the Animator is about to delete all of the Second Coming's animations, only to hesitate when he realizes they're far better than his own, the background music is a sad reprise of the theme music.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:In the end, the animator finally defeats the Second Coming, and he and the Second Coming become an animation team (though, this is only after the animator revives his friends)]].
* DeathIsCheap: [[spoiler: The deaths of the Second Coming's friends fuels his desire for revenge against the Animator, and he initially refuses to work with him after he's defeated. One simple page refresh later and the Second Coming's friends are back and playing cards as if nothing happened.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding [[spoiler: Noogai finally makes peace with one of his creations.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: The Second Coming flashes into the Chosen One from previous installments for mere split-seconds as he resists The Animator's process-ending.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The Animator notes that it's been three years since his last stick figures broke his computer. This animation came out exactly three years after the previous one.
* MassOhCrap: When the animator walks in on the Second Coming and his friends jumping all over his Facebook profile. The stick figures are panicking because they know they're about to be deleted, and the animator's panicking because the last time this happened [[spoiler:his computer got destroyed]], and he doesn't want it happening again.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Depending on which side you think the Animator is on]]; When he initially finds the stick figures playing around, they're not doing any real damage and he just deletes them out of paranoia. Only after he does this does the Second Coming start fighting back.
* PoseOfSupplication: The Second Coming does this after the animator deletes his friends, and it lasts just before he declares war on the animator's computer in revenge.
* RestrainedRevenge: Initially. The Second Coming's friends have all had their tasks ended, so what is his first act of revenge? ''Liking someone's Facebook post''. [[note]]Said post was one of those "I give up on life"-type statuses and the person got very annoyed at the animator for "liking" it, calling him insensitive. It's still ''very'' mild compared to, y'know, mass murder.[[/note]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The Second Coming's attack on the animator's computer (and then his phone) notably only begins after he deletes the other stick figures he befriended in the open "Stick Figure Fight" window. [[spoiler:As a result, he ends said rampage when the animator refreshes the page for his friends to come back]].
* SequelEscalation: The fourth: Another battle against an orange Animation, who has four friends and eventually draws more Animations to dismantle the Animator's Flash interface.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Since this one is viewed from the real world, we hear the animator's voice for the first time.
* TemptingFate: The episode starts with the animator discussing the events of Part 3 with a friend on Facebook, and noting how it's been three years since then and nothing's happened since.
* TimeSkip: According to the animator in his Facebook chat box, three years have passed since the third installment.
* TroubledFetalPosition: The Second Coming, upon seeing the other stick figures relentlessly beat each other up. Though it's hard to tell if it was intended to look Troubled, or if he was just eagerly watching a movie.
* YouCanTalk: Near the end, when the animator finally has the Second Coming in restraint, the Second Coming makes a BigNo in text, leading to this reaction from the animator.

[[AC: Animation vs. Minecraft]]
* AbsenteeActor: Of the series, this is the only one where the Animator doesn't appear or interact with the animations at all.
* BoringButPractical: [[spoiler: When Possessed!Red builds a cobblestone mecha, Blue fails to pierce it with arrows from his dispenser-turned-machine-gun and Red just extinguishes Yellow's TNT grenades. Then Green and the Second Coming just start mining it down, which works great until Red rebuilds his mecha with obsidian.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: Instead of the Animator duking it out with one of his stick figure creations, [[spoiler: 4 out of the 5 have to fight their possessed friend and come ''very'' close to losing.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Early on, one of the first things the blue stick figure does is accidentally launch himself in the air by growing a jungle tree. [[spoiler: He uses this at the end to destroy the red stick figure's obsidian mech.]]
** [[spoiler: The items the Second Coming creates when he is given an inventory-load of items turn out to be useful for when they go inside the STORAGE folder.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler: The Second Coming is the only one to figure out crafting and is able to do so very rapidly, the structures Green(functioning windmill) and Yellow(beacon and colored pistons) build show their ingenuity, and Blue takes an interest in the plant growing mechanics. All of these play a role in the final showdown.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Why did The Second Coming think they'd need fishing rods? Especially since those same materials could have been used to make spare bows instead.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: The red stick figure, by Herobrine.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent[=/=]MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In the "STORAGE" and "STUFF" folders, pay attention to the filenames. Highlights include: "chords-empty room", "Behind You-Lyrics", and "How to Pull Off a Triple Spin Combo"(best seen when a stick figure is doing just that) in "STORAGE", and "Ninja Ambush", [[RunningGag "Required Essay"]] and "The Ultimate Showdown" in "STUFF"
* GoodTimesMontage: The Second Coming has one while [[spoiler:Possessed!Red is beating him to within an inch of his life]], remembering all the good times the pair had together.
* HereWeGoAgain: At the end of the episode, Yellow steps on the ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' icon on the toolbar, causing it to open in the same way the Minecraft menu did at the start of the episode. [[spoiler: {{Subverted}}, WordOfGod is that he has no plans to make "Animations vs. League of Legends."]]
* ResetButton: [[spoiler:Tossing the Minecraft icon into the recycle bin causes all the blocks created from it to go away.]]
** NoOntologicalInertia
** WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:A concussive shockwave knocks the stick figures to the ground as it shatters all the Minecraft elements and repairs the damage to the normal interface.]]
* SequelEscalation: The fifth: a {{Crossover}} adventure starring the Animation and his friends, outside of the boundaries of the monitor.
* StealthHiBye: When the stick figures are fighting the skeleton ambush, a creeper appears after some of the skeletons are blown up with TNT. It starts off looking down at the figures, pan down to the stick figures, pan over to the remaining skeletons, and pan back to the figures [[OhCrap with the creeper now standing among them.]] [[FailedASpotCheck (And in front of Yellow too, yet Yellow doesn't spot it immediately.)]]

[[AC: Mixed / All]]
* AuthorAvatar: The Animator is, both literally and InUniverse, noogai.
* BadassNormal: AIM. Though [[spoiler:they end up getting killed]], they manage to hold their own against [[EmpoweredBadassNormal The Chosen One]] with nothing but their wit and paintbrushes.
* BigBad: The Animator, noogai himself.
* TheChosenOne: Used as a "difficulty level" for the Animation in 2 & 3. Parodied in 3, again through the Animation.
* {{Cyberspace}}: Pretty much where the series takes place. First, the Animation and Animator duke it out on the Flash program, [[InterfaceScrew causing a lot of damage to the interface]]. Then, in the latter 2 installments, the Animation [[UpToEleven hops out of Flash and wreaks havoc on the Animator's]] ''[[InterfaceScrew desktop]]''!
* AGodAmI: The Animator is pretty much thinking this, [[PhysicalGod if you consider the fact that he's supposed to be the one calling the shots, and literally the one who allows the computer (and anything on it) to run at all]].
* GagDub: The [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFC0FB6FB5F2A0234 first three installments]], done by text-to-speech programs.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: AIM uses paintbrushes as weapons.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Both Victim and The Chosen One use whatever they can use on the desktop as weapons.
* InterfaceScrew: Everything the Animations ever do when fighting noogai causes damage to his computer's GUI, to the point where both sides end up weaponizing it to some extent.
* MediumAwareness: The stick figure being antagonized in each video is aware that he's inside a computer. His attempts at foiling the Animator involve doing things such as messing with the interface, destroying the Shut Down button, and even breaking the computer.
* OrderVersusChaos: Simply put, BothSidesHaveAPoint. While Animator was explicitly villainous in the first episode, The Chosen One is pretty destructive even towards bystanders, and the Animator lets the violent little stick figure live (your mileage may vary whether this was a FateWorseThanDeath). Come episode three, The Chosen One throws the first punch, and Animator is simply trying to survive.
* PhysicalGod: [[AuthorPowers Noogai]], [[EmpoweredBadassNormal The Chosen One]] and [[TheRival The Dark Lord]] all have [[SuperpowerLottery god-like power]] [[RealityWarper in a way]] [[FlyingBrick or another]].
* PlayingWithFire: The Chosen One in 2 and 3, and the [[TheDragon Dark Lord]] in 3. Also, Firefox.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: The entire premise is built on this.
* RunningGag: The Animator's required essay isn't safe from the animation's presence, being shoryuken'd in ''2'', destroyed by his battle with Clippy in ''3'', and exploded by TNT in ''vs. Minecraft''.
** Of note: In ''vs. Minecraft'', he wises up and has a backup copy of the essay saved, but it gets blown up too.
* SealedBadassInACan: The Chosen One at the [[spoiler: end of 2 and into the]] beginning of 3.
* StickFigureAnimation: Victim and his clones, the Chosen One, the Dark Lord, the Second Coming, and the stick figures of the "Stick Figures Fight" website.
* TheVoiceless: Everyone, with the exception of Clippy, the Animator, and the Second Coming.
* RuleOfFunny: [[WordOfGod Noogai]] did these for comedy. It shows.
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