Web Animation: Bravest Warriors
is the second cartoon from Pendleton Ward
, creator of Adventure Time
. The show is about four 16 year-olds—Chris, Beth, Danny, and Wallow—who journey across the universe saving alien worlds with the power of their emotions. Did we mention this is from the creator of Adventure Time
As with Adventure Time
, it started out as a short on Nickelodeon
's Random! Cartoons, but never got picked up. It is now a web series being distributed on the YouTube
channel Cartoon Hangover, with a new episode every Thursday. There is also a comic book series from KaBOOM! Comics
, currently written by Kate Leth
. The show itself is written and directed by Breehn Burns (of Dr. Tran
fame), and is executive-produced by Frederator Studios
and Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi
. The comics tend to be more family-friendly than the series. There's also a Choose Your Own Adventure
book, The Great Core Caper
The production blog is here
, and you can view the original short here
. And the wiki
for it is right here
. You can watch Season 1 here
, the Season 1 Minisodes here
and Season 2 here
. A third season is planned. The comic series can be purchased here
Now with a Characters page
, and a Recap page
, which is in need of some Wiki Magic
Bravest Warriors contains examples of the following tropes:
- Accidental Misnaming: The Emotion Lord never gets Danny's name right - usually calling him "Dabney" and one time calling him "Dandy" - but nobody really pays attention to it. He never has reason to call Danny by name at all after The Reveal that he's Chris from the future, so it's possibly this was just a small part of him screwing around with the heroes.
- Action Girl: Beth, of course.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Hyped all over the place with RoboChris; and Danny pretty much makes every mistake in the book that gets this result. In response; RoboChris makes friends with the rest of the cast and punches Danny in the groin.
- All Just a Dream: Parodied in Issue #8 of the comics, where the entire Beauty Pageant subplot is revealed to be this. Aaaand then subverted a few pages later, making the reveal itself All Just a Dream, meaning the trope is both Subverted and Played Straight at the same time.
- An Axe to Grind: Wallow wields a Falcon Axe.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: In the pilot, Chris gives one to Beth in order to defeat a monster that feeds on pent-up emotions. Unfortunately, she doesn't hear it over her own laughter.
- Apocalypse Maiden: Early production art reveals Beth is a threat to all life and isn't aware of it.
- Arc Words: "Never doubt the Worm" for season 2.
- Art Evolution: A lot of it between the short and the series, as usual.
- Chris kept his old body type but his hair style changed.
- Danny kept his old bodytype and his hair style changed as well as his skin becoming darker.
- Beth became curvier and shorter.
- Wallow became musclebound and gained a few inches on the rest of the group.
- Artistic License – Astronomy: Phobos and Deimos are presented as much larger than they actually are in the Martian sky; Deimos in particular would be hard to pick out without knowing what you were looking for, while Phobos would be much smaller than the Earth's moon.
- Along with the above, nobody on Mars seems to have the anticipated height gains from growing up in 1/3 Earth gravity.
- Though in a Dream Sequence, Danny punts several children much farther than would be possible in Earth gravity.
- Assimilation Plot/End of the World as We Know It: Wankershim becoming large enough to encompass the entire universe is treated as both of these tropes by the Emotion Lord, but in practice nothing really changes, besides...
Wallow: Does anyone else feel kinda...tender?
Danny: I guess he's everywhere now.
Wallow: (scratches head) ...Rad!
- Badass Boast: The Paralyzed Horse does this when he pulls a You Shall Not Pass against that Aeon Worm.
"Swifter than the leopards. More fierce than the evening wolves. Fear me, for when armored by her love, I possess the strength to fight a God!"
- Badass Creed: The Bravest Warriors Pledge.
- Bare Your Midriff: Plum's main outfit does this.
- Big Damn Heroes: Danny when he clocks Beth's Dad in the head, allowing the rest of the warriors to remove and destroy his sticker.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Danny.
- Big "WHAT?!":
Ralph Waldo Pickle Chips/Johnny Tezuka: Beth, even if you could escape our Lord, the door I sent was designed to vanish after opening; it may already be gone.
Paralyzed Horse: WHAT?!
- Beth does this in "Hamster Priest" when Alternate universe Danny kills alternate universe Chris.
- Black Bead Eyes: For most of the character designs.
- Blessed with Suck: Subverted. In "Lavarinth", the emotion lord "grants" the team's opponents the ability to read their minds, much to the chagrin of the team. Fortunately, they all become friends because of said power. Sorta.
- Body Horror: The hamsters' reactions to the viral scrapings of the Aeon Worm that Ralph Waldo Picklechips feeds them. Their pupils dilate, go blank-white, and their faces contort painfully as their minds are warped to the Worm's will, forcing them to speak, "Never... Doubt... The... Worm." Every syllable is layered with disturbingly audible pain.
- Picklechips himself gets the same eyes and a diseased face in Season of the Mitch, presumably from prolonged exposure to the same materials. Beth's face decays in the same way as the Aeon Worm attempts to take her.
- Book Ends: The first time we see the Paralysed Horse, he says that he is unable to comfort Beth, for he is "just a horse". Then, as he sacrifices himself to save Beth and Catbug, he remarks that he is sworn to protect her, for he is "just a horse".
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: In The Parasox Pub:
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Happens occasionally in the Comics, such as the following exchange.
Chris: It's time to get to the bottom of this. Enough clowning around.
Wallow: Chris, we stopped making puns a few pages ago.
Chris: Oh! Sorry!
- Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": "Space Chickens" appear to be nothing more than pigeons.
- Calling Your Attacks:
Chris: Giant Bumblebee STORM TO THE EYEBALLS!
- The Cameo: Catbug Burnie appears as a skin in the iOS and Android Fly Catbug, Fly!
- Cerebus Retcon: In the second story arc of the comic, Danny is feeling tremendous guilt for exploding the planet of sexism from the first issue, resulting in dreams were he tries to change the outcome peace-fully (he fails).
- Chippendales Dancers: Unicorn Chippendales dancers appear in Beth's butter lettuce fantasy in "Butter Lettuce".
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Beth to Chris, according to the production sketches.
- Cloudcuckoolander: The Emotion Lord is a very ridiculous and strange person, but can get serious if he wants to.
- Color-Coded Characters: Each Warrior wears a different color: Chris, blue; Beth, green; Danny, red; and Wallow, orange.
- Comically Missing the Point: This exchange in Ultra Wankershim:
Martian News Reporter: How do you think this will effect the Martian Tourism Industry?
He says he wants MORE carrots and BREADCRUMBS!
- Cone of Shame: Catbug wears one for the funeral of Jelly Kid. Its presence implies that he's been neutered to suppress the animal aggressiveness that led him to kill Jelly Kid.
- Cool Starship: In the shape of an orca whale.
- Cute Kitten: Well, a cute Catbug, at least.
- Cypher Language: Some of the margin comments from issue 21 and on are in a substitution cypher.
- Darker and Edgier: Season 2 seems to have more mature themes than Season 1.
- Deus ex Machina: Catbug's arrival in "Aeon Worm." Then again, they could have just not had the bridge collapse under Beth.
- Did Not Do the Bloody Research: There is no intentional strong language, but there is a character named Wankershim. This may have been intentional, given his behavior in "Butter Lettuce".
- Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: See Interspecies Romance.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Plum was featured in the comic as the fifth member far before she appeared in the cartoon. Also in issue three of the comic, the New Miami Hackers were mentioned by name before they appeared in the eighth episode.
- Eldritch Abomination: The Aeon Worm.
Paralyzed Horse: Do not look back, its grotesque splendor is more than human minds can endure!
- Energy Weapon: The Warriors summon weapons by rubbing heat-sensitive stickers on their suits. Danny has the Dog Sword, Beth has the Cat Lashes, Wallow has the Falcon Axe, and Chris has...Bee With Excellent Leadership Skills.
- In the original short, their weapons weren't animal-themed. Beth still had a whip and Wallow still had an axe, but Danny had some shadow blades and Chris had a lightning sword.
- Everyone Can See It: Between Chris and Beth, even though Chris Cannot Spit It Out and Beth may not even realize her attraction.
Wallow: You fools are meant to be together. Like, all in a soft rock, soulmates-in-puberty kinda way. Everybody knows it.
- Everything Is an iPod in the Future
- Failed a Spot Check: Beth brushing her teeth in the Holojohn in "Butter Lettuce"... too sleepy to notice the guys are in there with a "30% sexier" hologram of herself.
- Debateable: she did lock them inside and run the "Butter Lettuce Party" simulation, so she realised they were there at some point, but only acknowledged this after she's left the bathroom.
- Failure Is the Only Option: In Danny's dreams, he goes back in time to stop the team from destroying the planet of sexism and formulate a peaceful solution. Unfortunately, the planet's inhabitants kill themselves in a massive war that wipes 99.9% of them out.
- Famous Ancestor: The Bravest Warriors' parents were called the Courageous Battlers.
- Five-Man Band: Discussed.
So... you're the cool one, you're the funny one, and you're the... Beth: Girl.
- Five-Token Band: Chris (white), Beth (Asian), Danny (Hispanic), Wallow (Samoan).
- Flipping the Bird: Danny does this twice in the first episode.
- In "Emotion Lord," Beth says that Chris was standing too close to the Emotion Lord for her to get an accurate reading. The reality is that the Emotion Lord is Chris, as revealed in "Lavarinth".
- Further foreshadowed in "Time Slime," when Chris is the only one actually reacting to the emotional pain of the Fartsparkles Time Generator.
- In "Gas-Powered Stick" when Plum kisses Chris, Chris is able to use his x-ray vision to see that Plum has two brains inside her skull.
- In "Ultra Wankershim", Chris has a brief vision of the future, which includes many hints of things to come:
- Plum in a monstrous One-Winged Angel form, which happens in "Mexican Touchdown".
- A shot of Wallow missing an arm, which becomes a reality in "Season of the Worm".
- A shot of Beth kissing a silhouetted figure, which has yet to happen.
- A shot of The Emotion Lord crying, which happens less than a minute afterwards when he sees Beths again. This becomes double foreshadowing in "The Parasox Pub", where it turns out Chris completely destroyed his chances with Beth, and thus ruining the timeline, in "Merewif Tag" by missing Movie Night.
- Forgot About His Powers: In issue 23 of the comics, Wallow remembers his bubble shield after passing through a tunnel of spikes where it would have helped.
- Forgotten Birthday: In "RoboChris", this is the entire reason why Danny makes an extremely clingy robot version of Chris in the first place.
- Four-Fingered Hands: Pretty much everyone who has human-like hands, with the bizarre exception of Wallow, who has a full compliment.
- A notable example is Plum who only has three fingers, and later on only two. Justified in that she's an alien mermaid thing
- For Want of a Nail: We find out in The Parasox Pub that the events of Merewif Tag became this: Missing movie night caused Chris to change his path in life drastically, and he ends up losing Beth forever and going insane as the Emotion Lord.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: A large part of the plot in Merewif Tag.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: See Once an Episode.
- Friend to All Living Things: Wallow.
- Funny Background Event: In comic issue #1, the Bravest Warriors bake two disturbing sentient cupcakes conditioned to fight each other to the death. Orange cupcake hammers green to pulp, but that's not the end of them. As the Warriors search for a sufficiently frightening movie, an undead, levitating green flash-burns orange with a death ray just as orange uses its bionic arms to retrieve a binder labeled "codes" from the Warriors' safe.
- Which later ends up being actually relevant since the orange cupcake was piloted by the Warriors, and the green was being controlled by Sadness.
- Future Me Scares Me: It takes a while for Chris to accept that the Emotion Lord is his future self.
- Genre Savvy: In the first episode they encounter themselves dead and eventually the story has them leading up to how they died... where they die again leaving behind second corpses exactly like the first. At this point a few seconds later, a third team shows up and Beth says, "Nope." and they all leave.
- Gentle Giant: Wallow likes bringing home aliens as pets and is trained as a Nursing Assistant.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: A relatively benign variant: Beth's horse has been catatonic since it realized the true nature of the universe when she was seven. On the plus side, the horse seems to be effectively immortal, since it doesn't seem to have aged and, according to Beth, it doesn't poop anymore.
- Held Gaze: Chris and Beth does this in "The Bunless".
- Hello, Nurse!: Plum for the guys.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: In the pilot, Chris has a lightning sword. In the series, Danny gets a Dog Sword.
- Heroic BSOD: In issue 6 of the comic, Danny begins to have regrets over destroying the planet of sexism from the first issue and laments not being able to save them.
- Heroic Sacrifice: The Paralysed Horse in Aeon Worm.
- Home Base: They live in a giant invisible robot. On Mars.
- Hotter and Sexier: Invoked with 30% and 40% sexier Beth. 9000% sexier loops around to disgusting.
- To be fair, Wallow only said 9000%; he never mentioned SEXY.
- I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: Chris feels this way.
- Interspecies Romance: Wallow and Supreme Concillor Gayle go back some way.
- The Aeon Worm planned to brainwash Beth into mating with it. It even implies that she was born for the role of breeding new worms. Fortunately, The Paralysed Horse and Danny save her.
- Interface Spoiler:
- Thumbnails of later videos often spoil earlier twists, for instance "The Parasox Pub"'s thumbnail shows Chris with Emotion Lord eyes.
- In Season 2, they didn't even try to hide Jelly Kid's surprise return. Worse, all advertising for Jelly Kid Forever involved Jelly Kid's death, which is treated as a surprise in the actual episode.
- Before each video, a short three-second "advertisement" coupled with some kind of dramatic score plays, usually an ad for future episodes. While usually this isn't that bad, after "Season of the Worm" and before the release of "Season of the Mitch", a short for the latter episode aired. Which happened to show the climax of the former. Including Wallow with his arm missing, which is a major spoiler. This would play before every single Cartoon Hangover video the viewer tried to watch, including "Season of the Worm" itself.
- I Resemble That Remark: Octopuppet, the alien on the Yellow Moon whose superpower is to transform other life forms into his mind controlled hands (Season 2 Episode 6):
Octopuppet: I RESPECT LIFE! How DARE you say I don't! *SLAM* My face is itchy... *Scratch Scratch*
- Just Friends: Beth (supposedly) feels this way about Chris.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Thumbnails of videos often spoil previous videos. See Interface Spoiler above for more details.
- Love Confession: Chris uses this to defeat the Tickle Monster, but Beth doesn't hear it.
- Love Triangle: Danny is crushing on Plum, Plum has a crush on Chris, and Chris is in love with Beth.
- Love Dodecahedron: Potentially becomes this when we find out that Danny and Beth end up married after Chris and Plum get together, according to Future Chris.
- Man, I Feel Like a Woman : Subverted in Merewif Tag. After switching bodies with Plum, Chris looks down and her cleavage is clearly visible, but he's more interested in her "clappy pig hands."
- Men Don't Cry: Averted with Chris, who's not afraid to shed a couple of tears while kicking ass.
- Missing Backblast: Averted in "Lavarinth", when Wallow turns the Falcon Axe into the Falcon Rocket Launcher. He aims it around a corner, and we can clearly see the smoke flying out of the back end.
- Missing Mom: According to the comics, Beth doesn't have one. Her father became pregnant and had her himself.
- Mr Seahorse: Johnny Tezuka/Ralph Waldo Picklechips.
- Musicalis Interruptus: In "Gas Powered Stick", Chris temporarily gains X-ray vision and sees Beth shaving her armpits and decides to sing about it until Plum comes out of the room
- Mundane Made Awesome: Gas powered stick! IT NEVER RUNS OUT OF GAS!
- Mundane Utility: The dimensional wave device that Beth's father uses in "Hamster Priest" shows up being used as what appears to be a pesticide sprayer in "Dimension Garden".
- Mythology Gag: The first issue of the comic opens with the Bravest Warriors destroying a planet to eliminate sexism like they did in the pilot episode.
- Also in the pilot, the nigh emotionless aliens call Chris the "Lord Of Emotions". An Emotion Lord shows up in the second episode of the actual show. It turns out they're right about him becoming an Emotion Lord, give or take a couple hundred years.
- Negative Continuity: Subverted. The first episode seems like the series will go this route, with two time duplicates of the Bravest Warriors dying, and seemingly getting stuck in a infinite loop. However, the third group decide to get the hell out of there, and the series has had strong continuity since.
- Never Say "Die": Averted as Beth and the Horse flee the rampaging Aeon Worm.
- The Emotion Lord can avert this too, in The Parasox Pub.
- New Neo City: Many cities and countries on Mars are Earth names with "New" slapped in front.
- Noodle Incident: That time on Venus between Wallow and Gayle.
- Exactly how does Chris become God to one set of people and Satan to another? And why are mojitos so important?
- Noodle People: Goes without saying, since it's a Pen Ward cartoon.
- Oblivious Guilt Slinging: Puddingtown does this to Chris in The Parasox Pub.
Puddingtown: I just get this weird feeling that I can trust you.
- Oblivious to Love: Chris is totally in love with Beth, but she doesn't notice. Danny and Wallow, however, do.
- Oh, No... Not Again!: In "Dan Before Time", When Future Danny travels back to the moment Danny is about to use his time machine and destroys it to prevent him from creating a Temporal Paradox or a Time Crash.
Wallow: This happens every time you invent a time machine.
- Once an Episode: Like the snail from Adventure Time, there's a mysterious man wearing a space helmet called "The Passenger" hidden in each episode watching the Bravest Warriors. He even manage to appear inside their home without them noticing him.
- Operation Jealousy: Saves a planet in "The Bunless".
- The basic plot of "RoboChris", in which Danny builds a robotic Chris to make the real Chris jealous in order to get him back for forgetting his birthday.
- Out of Focus: Since the first episode, Pixel has since only appeared in the "Lost Episode", Sugarbellies.
- Parental Abandonment: The Bravest Warriors' parents, who were a team called the Courageous Battlers, were trapped in another dimension called the See-Through Zone and have remained there for two years, hence why a bunch of teenagers are living by themselves. The first season finale hints that there may be a way for them to save their parents.
- The Power of Love: How the Tickle Monster is defeated.
- Random Events Plot: Almost all episodes seem to start at a completely random point in the middle of the story, and don't pick up where the previous episode ended in any way. Notable exceptions are the sub-plots about the Emotion Lord and Beth's father, which imply some sort of continuity, but again appear at entirely random points in otherwise completely disconnected episodes.
- Reality Warper: Emotion Lords. They might also be Physical Gods. Not much is known about them except they're very emotional, and very powerful.
- Thirty space chickens, go!
- Five hundred Chocolate Puppies!
- Red Herring: In "Dimension Garden", throughout the episodes the grub that the young warriors find is hinted to be the larva form of the Aeon Worm until its revealed that its actually Catbug..
- However, the very end of the episode shows Ralph discovering the Aeon Worm in his Garden...
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Catbug. Also Jellykid.
- Screw Destiny: The stated goal of the Emotion Lord in "Parasox Pub." Chris appeared to manage it by finding a way to Take a Third Option rather than the ones presented to him.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the end of "Time Slime", the Warriors see that they've been killed twice trying to stop the malfunctioning time vortex, and decide to give up and go home.
- Also, the rocket bus driver in "Memory Donk" bails out because he can't remember how to fly (unfortunately, he tries this in the vacuum of space). Later, Jelly Kid bails out over Neo-Mars City when Danny asks it to help fight the Memory Donk.
- Secret Test of Character: Subverted! The Emotion Lord was just kidding. Or was he really?
- Shoot the Dog: The Chris Kirkmans' (yes, plural) collective mission in "Parasox Pub."
- Wallow yells "Give me back my hand!" at one point.
- Chris's last name is Kirkman.
- Beth's last name is Tezuka.
- Episode 3 features a little thief walk by, pausing and looking around before Wallow kicks him and meat falls from his bag.
- "Lavarinth" includes a time-travelling character who repeatedly speaks to a hologram sidekick only they can see or hear, who is later shown disappearing through a doorway of light.
- Issue three of the comic had the Warrior's spaceship, a giant whale, land on the clown planet along with a potted plant.
- Beth's appearance as a kid in "Cereal Master" is based off Gertie from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
- The opening of that episode references the repeated off world colony ad from Blade Runner.
- The first appearance of the Emotion Lord, when he leaves, "The Concierge" is left behind. Take a good look at him, he looks suspiciously very similar to Peppermint Butler. "White pasty skin, almost completely round, wears a tuxedo, same eyes"
- The Aeon Worm's gaping maw resembles that of the Sarlacc.
- "The power of the zone compels me!"
- Beth's weird alternate universe stint in "Hamster Priest" has Chris and Catbug turning into Picard and Kirk. Yeah.
- Also, in that episode, there's a split second in which Wallow looks like Mr T.
- In "The Parasox Pub", Chris and the other Emotion Lords watch a "space chicken spectacle" that is a direct parody of the Disney Theme Parks attraction, The Enchanted Tiki Room.
- Catbug's name is a reference to a They Might Be Giants song.
- The Smurfette Principle: Beth, since Plum is not a regular cast member. Beth even lampshades it when they lose their memories at one point, saying her role on the team is just being the girl.
- Though this is subverted in the comic series since Plum makes more regular appearances.
- Split Personality: Plum.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: The Emotion Lord. He frequently pops up and leaves without expectation.
- Speaking Simlish: The team speaks random gibberish in "Sugarbellies" until it's revealed that the whole episode was a plot to reverse said impediment.
- Subverted Kids Show: While the original short is for kids, the internet series is confirmed to be a bit raunchier (think Adventure Time with no censors). Not surprising considering it's on a channel called Cartoon Hangover.
(from Butter Lettuce) Wallow: See that? This'll take hella fortnights. And you'll get prolapsed anus from sittin' there all day. AND I WON'T LET THAT HAPPEN! GO, FALCON AXE!!
(from Season of the Worm)Danny: MotherFalcon
yeah, we're going after Mitch!
- There's a character named "Wankershim" He tends to behave like, well...
- Other examples include casual swearing, Aversion of Never Say "Die", and even in the first episode, Wallow having a sentient male AI in his left glove that is clingy and jealous with malfunctioning 'nads.
- Surreal Humor:Even more than Adventure Time.
- Temporal Paradox: This is mentioned more than once as a danger that can be caused by time travel, though the Emotion Lord maintains that creating a Temporal Pair-a-socks is far worse.
Emotion Lord: Oh no! A temporal pair-a-socks! I can't not put these on!
- Tickle Torture: The monster in the original short does this.
- Time Crash: Over the course of the series, we see what appears to be The Concierge trying to avoid one of these. It's implied that all of the changes that Future Chris is making to the timeline (by trying to alter the past in such a way that Chris ends up with Beth) are putting it in an unstable condition, and The Concierge is working with Plum to attempt to revert the changes before things come to a head.
The Concierge: Your timeline has been damaged by a dangerous man... Muster your strength, there is still much to repair.
- Took a Level in Badass: Although no-one was denying the badass credentials of the Horse to begin with, he ramps it up by receiving the power to shoot fire from his hooves, psychic armour and a crown, and a mean-ass hairdo '''and a beard!''' Also, he regains his ability to move his hooves and speak to Beth, though his face remains frozen in its shocked expression.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Butter lettuce to Beth apparently.
- Soft tacos in general for the Warriors seem to come up fairly often.
- Took a Level in Kindness: The original pilot has Wallow and Danny be almost interchangable Jerkasses to Chris, but in the show proper they're much more mellow and well rounded. To Wallow at least, Danny's still a bit of a jerk.
- The Unintelligible: Everyone was this in the majority of "Sugarbellies" because the planets of the aliens asking for help were not align.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The Warriors seems to be pretty blase about Catbug constantly zapping in and out of their dimension.
- Vocal Dissonance: One hideous, slime-oozing, fang-mouthed alien newscaster has a very pleasant-sounding female voice.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Happens in "Butter Lettuce", when Wallow makes the Beth hologram 9000% sexier which is so hideous it makes Danny vomit.
- In "Dan Before Time", when Danny was a kid, a bully hacker stole his dad's garage door opener remote and hacked it to make Danny vomit anytime he presses the button on the remote. Then the button got stuck.
- This happens again in "Catbug". Danny vomits a lot.
- Wham Episode: Lavarinth: The Emotion Lord is revealed to be an older version of Chris from 184 years in the future.
- Hamster Priest: Ralph Waldo Picklechips is working on summoning the Aeon Worm and Beth is somehow connected to the devices he's using to connect Neo Mars to the Seethough Zone.
- Merewif Tag
- Season of the Mitch Beth has been groomed since birth to become the mate of the Aeon Worm. Their offspring are destined to consume the universe.
- Wham Line: From Hamster Priest: "Never... doubt... the worm!"
Wallow: (To Beth) This thing and your brainwaves.. they're linked.
The Concierge: Your timeline has been damaged by a dangerous man.
The Emotion Lord: Chris... there is no you and Beth!
Puddingtown: But in the end, I really love being an emotion lord.
Mitch: I am a proud, majestic horse...!
Mitch: ...And I doubt... THE WORM!
- What You Are in the Dark: Played with, then given a solid conclusion... *ahem* The reason why Future Chris can screw around with events in flux (like his hair) but can't alter a fixed event (like Danny marrying Beth) is because of another Emotion Lord, Puddingtown, who acts as the Warden of the Time Police Prison (which, true to Future Chris' insanity, is a joke bar). All Present Chris has to do to allow Future Chris to alter events so that Beth will marry Chris and Danny will marry Plum is "murder Puddingtown in cold blood". While his 40-or-so alternate selves are watching them and a Space Chicken Animatronic Comedy. Chris could kill Puddingtown and the rest of his alternate selves would cover it up for him... And then Puddingtown starts angsting about how good but stressful his life is and how he always wanted Chris to be the godfather of his youngest daughter. Chris, against his own selves looking at him, spares Puddingtown, effectively sacrificing true love for love of his future goddaughter and moral principles. The other Future Chris don't take this well. Luckily, the psychological overload gives Present Chris the emotional power to break the prison apart by accident.
- Whip It Good: Beth's Cat Lashes. A cat o' nine tails made of cats.
- Whole Episode Flashback: "Dimension Garden", which takes place 10 years prior to the series.
- Wife Husbandry: Beth was raised to be the mate of the Aeon Worm.