Web Animation / Kingdumb Hearts

Kingdumb Hearts, created by Roger van der Weide, is a Flash animation series which lampoons the Kingdom Hearts franchise. So far, 11 movies (not counting trailers) have been made, covering all major games. The Birth by Sleep parody, titled "Bored to Sleep", is currently ongoing. There don't seem to be any plans for coded.

Despite poor animation and variable voice acting quality, the series is fairly well-liked due to its ironic and savvy sense of humor.

Tropes included:

  • An Aesop: This is a Running Gag throughout "Bored to Sleep." "You know... I learned something today."
  • Affectionate Parody: Sort of...Roger van der Weide doesn't really like the series so much as likes to dislike it.
    • Well, in the first video he said "Fun game, great graphics, nice music... and retarded storyline and plot elements." Besides, if he disliked it, he wouldn't have gone to the trouble of buying the games that followed.
  • Argument of Contradictions: In the first installment of 14 Days and 5 Min, Xemnas has a brief argument of a contradictions with a couple of the other members of Organization XIII over how many members there are now in the Organization - he says 13 and they say 14. One of them tries to end the argument by calling in the The Count, but Xemnas ends it by killing one of them.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: Let's Fighting Love plays during the fight against the Nobodies in Kingdumb Hearts II part 2.
  • Back from the Dead: Maleficent. Then Minnie squashed her under a door.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: "Hey Sora, we're just here, you know, chilling, looking at the landscape, and about to be battling in this huge war."
  • Butt Monkey: Lexaeus in 14 Days and 15 Minutes. He gets killed by Xemnas so everyone will stop needling him about Organization XIII having 14 members, and later gets killed by Saix, believing Mickey Mouse is the real Lexaeus.
  • Catch Phrase: Sora - "Wheeee!"
    • Axel's "Eat your ice cream before it melts." which he uses to avoid certain topics of conversation. Or even when it doesn't make any sense.
  • Chirping Crickets: In the opening installment after Aladdin runs up to Sora, Donald and Goofy and rambles at them.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Sora, Axel (most of the time), and Xion when she starts taking on Sora's craziness.
  • Cut Away Gag: Some. Such as Axel trying to bond with Xemnas in the clock tower and failing spectacularly, or Xaldin's misadventures in Atlantica.
  • Dance Party Ending: Once an Episode
  • Disney Acid Sequence: One at the end of every episode.
    • Also during load times for the proper videos, more recently.
  • Disney Villain Death: Heavily lampshaded.
  • Evil Gloating: Parodied.
    Haha, see Roxas, the heart is strong, but lightness can fade when darkness comes, and darkness does light and light and courage and then the heart has darkness, etc.
    • And that's just an example.
  • Face Palm: Donald, shortly following the chirping crickets described above
  • Faux Symbolism: Anytime a member of the Organization tries to explain something.
    • The heart is strong, but lightness can fade when darkness comes, and darkness brings light and courage and then the heart has darkness from the light. Do you understand now?
    • No...
    • Good!
  • Fusion Dance: Sora and Roxas, Kairi and Namine.
  • Heroic Sacrifice / Senseless Sacrifice: Parodied with Axel. "I'll destroy myself to defeat you because... I'm the token RPG dramatic commit suicide for no reason guy! AAAAAH! *splat*"
    • Sora, too.
    I'll just commit suicide, WHEEEEEEE!
  • Honor Before Reason: In 14 Days and 5 Minutes, Demyx suggests to Saix that he should read Roxas' diary if he wants to know whether his loyalty is wavering. Saix says he can't because the pink unicorns would be ashamed of him.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Throughout "Bored to Sleep," Ventus basically just flies around from world to world asking people "Do you want to be my friend?"
  • Improbable Weapon User: Sora at one point uses an actual house key because he left the Keyblade in the Gummi Ship.
  • Knight Templar: Aqua burns with insane rage whenever she thinks someone associated with darkness is nearby.
  • Large Ham: Marluxia and Xemnas.
  • Magnetic Hero: Sora manages to have Aladdin give him his credit card within the first 10 seconds of their meeting.
  • Message in a Bottle: Selphie suggests it to Kairi. Kairi doubts it'll work, partly due to the Fridge Logic of doing it when Sora isn't even in her world, but also because of the statistical unlikeliness of him finding it even if he was. All Selphie has to (repeatedly) say is "So?"
  • Mind Screw: Part 3 of the 358/2 Days parody, oh so much. Still an hilarious Mind Screw.
  • Mondegreen: The song that begins 14 Days and 5 Minutes is "Kingdom of Rock" by Dave Rodgers. The lyrics are made to read "Welcome to the music in Kingdumb Hearts ROCK!"
  • The Narrator: The story of "Bored to Sleep" is told by Xemnas to the Organization XIII.
  • No Sell: In "Derp Dorp Dorpence," when Sora first encounters young Xehanort, he uses dream power to drop coconuts on him. Later, when he encounters young Xehanort again, Xehanort tries to no sell him, telling him that this won't work on him again. Sora uses dream power to turn him into a coconut.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Sora is oddly sober during the second video of Kingdumb Hearts II. Might have had something to do with The Other Darrin.
    • Same goes for Axel during the later half of the 358/2 Days parody, where he acts like the Only Sane Man who's weirded out by what's happening around him.
  • Overt Operative: In 14 Days and 5 Minutes, Roxas asks why the Organization doesn't wear more discreet clothes on missions instead of the very conspicuous black coats if they're supposed to be secret. Axel replies with another inscrutable "Darkness, light, hearts" phrase.
  • Puff of Logic: In the first parody, Riku boasts about having no heart. Goofy wonders how people with no heart can be alive. Riku, Maleficent and Kairi immediately drop dead and the Heartless puff away.
    • In Port Royal, Will defeats an undead pirate skeleton by telling it that it can't do anything without muscles. It clatters to the floor.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Saix gives Roxas a diary with a pink unicorn on the cover.
  • Running Gag:
    • 14 Days and 5 Minutes:
      • All members of Organization XIII tripping over themselves whenever Saix calls them to attention.
      • An old janitor appears whenever there's dead people to clean up, backed by sad violin music.
  • Ship Tease: Saix and Larxene, of all the people, get this in the 358/2 Days parodies.
    Larxene: Proposing to you for marriage, SIR!
    • Also in the 358/2 Days parodies, the Part 2 pre-loader animation hints at a pairing between Xion and a banana! This has not gone un-noticed by people who have the track for the pre-loader uploaded on YouTube.
    • Demyx composing a song for Saix.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Xemnas introduces Roxas and Namine in 2. The soundtrack accompanying their appearances is Sephiroth's theme. Roxas is just hanging out, while Namine is reading a book and lalala-ing.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Xemnas appears in alot more videos that one would think neccesary...
  • Take That!: Too many to list.
  • Trigger Phrase: In order to stop Axel from being an Axe-Crazy murderer, one just has to say "kittens".
  • The Unintelligible: Donald has a weird history with this. In the first parody, he's almost perfectly intelligible; in COM, he's more similar to his official portrayal, but the subtitles fix that; in Kingdumb Hearts II, he's so unintelligible that Sora replaces him with Uncle Scrooge and a subplot involves Donald trying to get his revenge.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: "It has done it. And now she will do the thing, and then, what I told you about will happen to HIM, will happen to her, when it is done! Then we need to do... THE THING!" Only Xemnas and Saix get it.
  • Video Game Tutorial:
    Roxas: Don't tell me, we get the boring tutorial level now.
    Axel: Haha Roxas, what a silly thought. This is Square-Enix. We don't have a tutorial level, we have 500 of them!
  • Volleying Insults: Riku and Xion just shout at each other "You're fake!" until Xion yields.
  • The Watson: We get the gist of the Organization XIII's plan and backstory in 2 because a vague Zexion-lookalike says that he's new and needs it explained, so Xemnas does.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Parodied.
    Larxene: I have the power of lightning! {Shoots a lightning bolt.}
    Vexen: I have the power of ice. {Freezes the entire room.}
    Xemnas: And I have the power over NOTHING! {Thrusts out his hand. Nothing happens.}