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A popular Flash series, featured prominently on [[http://www.newgrounds.com/ Newgrounds.com]], ''Brackenwood'' tells the odd story of Bitey, a mysterious creature known as a Dashkin. Living in a forest, Bitey fills his day with picking on other creatures, which has a tendency to [[LaserGuidedKarma come back to haunt him]]. Other creatures inhabit this strange land, like slow-witted elf-creature [=BingBong=], Lemonee Wee the witch, and the easily angered Sasquatch-like Morrugs.

Created by Adam Phillips, AKA Chluaid, a former Disney animator, the series is famous for its absolutely [[AwesomeArt beautiful artwork]], which means new episodes of the series usually take a long while to come out. Also featured on [[http://www.biteycastle.com/ Phillips' own Web site]].

Adam Phillips also has a Patreon account, which you can find [[https://www.patreon.com/bitey?ty=h here]].
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!!This work provides examples of:

* ArborealAbode: Bitey lives inside a hollow tree, in pretty primitive lodgings. The witch Lemony Wee lives in a somewhat more urbane pink tower on top of a tree.
* ArmlessBiped: The Prowlies only have one set of limbs, which serve as both their arms and legs.
* ArtEvolution: Compare "Bitey of Brackenwood" to the later shorts, and the evolution is very clear. And very pretty to look at.
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot more is revealed about the [=YuYus=] [[http://www.biteycastle.com/content/yuyu.html here]].
* BabyPlanet: Brackenwood itself is a small world [[SingleBiomePlanet almost entirely covered with forest]]. It's not as small as most examples--you can't see its curvature from the surface, at least--but it's small enough for Bitey to circumnavigate it in (presumably) a few minutes of running and for individual mountains to visibly stick out from orbit.
* BerserkerRage: After having his path blocked several times by Bitey, the baby Morrug twitches, his eyes turn green, and he goes feral attack mode on Bitey, ripping out a few tufts of hair in his rage.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The baby Morrug is cute and harmless-looking, and when Bitey starts to advance towards him he simply flees. But when Bitey keeps blocking his path and won't let him escape, he flips, goes into a BerserkerRage, and thoroughly thrashes Bitey.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The Morrugs and, by extension, the Auld Sage.
* BilingualBonus: The [=YuYu=] speak a ConLang called Sarus, which is based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solresol Solresol]]. Said language can also be rendered through colours, patterns of movement, or musical notes, so messages in Sarus appear throughout the series for the eagle-eyed viewer to pick out.
* BroughtDownToNormal: During the episode "Waterlollies", Bitey eats the titular objects, gaining a BalloonBelly and losing his famous speed, a fact several angry creatures have been awaiting.
* ChaseScene: A frequent element in the Brackenwood series. Either Bitey's chasing after someone, or ''they're'' chasing after him.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Bitey is the last surviving Dashkin after his kind was wiped out by an unknown catastrophe when he was just a child. He was later raised by a Morrug couple, until they had a child of their own and abandoned him to fend for himself in the wild as one of the only thinking beings in a world of animals.
* DarkIsEvil: The [=YuYu=].
* TheFairFolk: The [=YuYu=], tiny goblin-like beings who come out at night to steal people away to a dark netherworld, and can fuse with each other into a cloud of black smoke.
* FaunsAndSatyrs: Bitey looks like a furry-faced faun.
%%* FragileSpeedster: Bitey relies on his speed to wreak havoc. When he gets caught, he doesn't really pose a threat unless he can get free.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the scene in "The [=YuYu=]" where a running Bitey swallows a firefly, if you stop the video at just the right moment, you get a very brief glimpse of the firefly's terrified face.
* FriendlessBackground: Bitey.
* GentleGiant: When Bitey isn't messing with them, the Morrugs are peaceful keepers of the forest.
* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: The Auld Sage is apparantly a ''very'' old Morrug. Minus the fur they're typically covered in.
* HarmfulToMinors: Bitey being exposed to the annihilation of his race as a child, though he barely remembers it.
* HiddenDepths: Bitey is revealed to be {{more than meets the eye}} in "Last of the Dashkin".
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Behind Bitey's jerkass exterior lies a bitter loneliness of being the last of his kin.
* {{Jerkass}}: Growing up alone in the forest has turned Bitey into a bitter, rather cruel creature, always going out of his way to ruin someone's day.
** FreudianExcuse / JerkassWoobie: "Last of the Dashkin" explains that being an intelligent and emotional creature, alone in a world of simple animals, did a number on Bitey's psyche.
* KickTheDog: Bitey is a frequent offender.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Bitey rarely escapes an episode without some of this.
** He gets a good toss after beating up a Fatsack in his debut episode.
** After picking on a group of Prowlies, Bitey takes a drink from the stream... in which [=BingBong=] [[IAteWhat just urinated]].
** Bitey gets whacked with a rock by the baby Morrug he was bullying in "Littlefoot".
** After his daily ritual of being a jerkass to the rest of the creatures, Bitey has extremely bad karma when he ends up in the middle of some of the creatures that he's bullied through the series in "Waterlollies"; however, the karma doesn't hit Bitey until he is forced to regurgitate all the waterlollies that he eats at the end of the episode.
* LastOfHisKind: Bitey. Growing up alone has turned his personality into what it is today.
* LivingShadow: The mysterious [=YuYu=] join together into one of these, which they use to drag a victim off to a briefly seen shadow world.
* LonersAreFreaks: Bitey.
* TheLostWoods: A deep, trackless forest covers the entirety of the BabyPlanet of Brackenwood, and is home to many strange, magical beings.
* MakingASplash:
** After destroying her flower pots, Lemonee Wee summons a seemingly endless tidal wave, dragging Bitey off, right into an angry Morrug's hands.
** The wizard-like creature ([[{{Retcon}} a redesigned Lemonee Wee]]) that appears in the end of "Last of the Dashkin" has water abilities as well.
* MamaBear: Don't pick on the baby Morrug. Chances are his big angry mama isn't too far away.
* MeaningfulName: Bitey is a super fast creature known as a ''Dash''kin.
* MonochromaticEyes: Bitey, as seen in the page picture.
* MoodWhiplash: "Last of the Dashkin" differs from the previous episodes focused on mischievous humor and LaserGuidedKarma; it ventures into Bitey's surprisingly deep past and explains why he acts the way he does today in a more somber telling.
* {{Narrator}}: "Last of the Dashkin" breaks from the usual episode style, offering a narrator to explain Bitey's history, and why he acts the way he does.
* OhCrap:
** When Bitey realises that in his efforts to run from the [=YuYu=] he's circumnavigated the entire planet and run straight back into them from the other side.
** When, helpless due to eating Waterlollies, he realizes that he's surrounded by the creatures he tormented throughout the series.
* ParentalAbandonment / ParentalSubstitute: After the event that wiped out the other Dashkin, Bitey was taken in by the Morrugs, but they abandoned him when they had a child of their own. It's heavily implied that this is what caused Bitey to become such a cruel and hateful person.
* RaisedByWolves: Bitey was briefly raised by a Morrug couple, until they had a biological child and [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned him]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Inverted; the Morrugs normally have red eyes. When those eyes turn green, that means you've officially pissed them off.
* TheResenter: Bitey is envious of the other creatures in the forest because they have their own kin, while Bitey, being the {{last of his kind}}, has no one.
* {{Retcon}}: Lemonee Wee used to be a standard-issue Halloween witch with a big warty nose who stood about two feet tall. Philips decided that this didn't really mesh with an alien fantasy world like Brackenwood, and she reappears at the end of ''Last Of The Dashkin'' looking more like a catlike wizard or shaman.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
** The baby Morrug is a big fluffy ball of cute. But he still has the Morrug temperament.
** Also baby Bitey.
** The Fatsacks.
* SceneryPorn: Phillips isn't afraid to flaunt that Disney pedigree, as evidenced by the beautiful artwork of the forest setting.
* SerialEscalation: During the episode "The [=YuYu=]", Bitey cranks his already superhuman speed {{up to eleven}} by running around the entire planet in less than a minute.
* ShooTheDog: Happens to little Bitey when his adoptive parents, the Morrugs, have a child of their own.
* SilentSnarker: It's extremely brief, but just after the OhCrap moment described above Bitey wears a hilarious expression of "God ''dammit.''"
* SingleBiomePlanet: Bitey's entire planet appears to be a forest with some mountains and grassy patches.
** HandWaved with the claim that it's considerably smaller than Earth (think a moon in the vein of Endor), and thus the various factors that give Earth more than one biome aren't in play as much.
* SolitarySorceress: Lemony Wee the witch may well be the only human on the planet, though she spends a lot of her time with the Auld Sage.
* SpidersAreScary: Bitey ''really'' doesn't like spiders, although it seems to be as much disgust as outright fear.
* ToBeContinued: "Last of the Dashkin" ends with a a redesigned Lemonee Wee appearing in front of Bitey, cutting just as she confronts him.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Bitey, before he suffered from {{parental abandonment}} issues and loneliness.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The [=YuYu=] are much scarier villains than you would expect from a Disney-inspired fantasy series like this. It helps that they're currently the only ''real'' villains in the series (unless you consider Bitey a VillainProtagonist).
* TheVoiceless: Everyone, with the exception of the Auld Sage and possibly Lemonee Wee. WordOfGod is that Bitey ''can'' talk, he just doesn't have a lot to say when Brackenwood appears to have a grand total of three truly sentient creatures, himself included.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Bitey is afraid of spiders, as shown in "Littlefoot" and "Waterlollies".
* WildChild: Bitey. He's the [[LastOfHisKind last Dashkin left]] after a disaster wiped out the rest when he was a child, and was briefly [[RaisedByWolves raised by Morrugs]]. It's implied he's the only sapient being on Brackenwood besides Lemonee Wee and the Auld Sage, and that this isolation is why he's such a cruel and vicious being.
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