Watcher of the 2000s is a webseries by Cuttleboss (also called Cuttles) about a young man that reviews various media from the 2000s decade, mainly cartoons. The series is also presented in the style of a third person visual novel with Western styled sprites. They are mostly focused on being informative, with some dry humor thrown in. Most episodes are just reviews, but there are some episodes that show Watcher dealing with outside forces, not directly related to the reviews
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- April Fools' Day: On April 1, 2014, a review for Dragon Ball Evolution was disguised as a review for The Watcher.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Thinks dragons add an awesome factor to Eragon but that doesn’t save the film.
- Catch Phrase: “Hey everybody!”
- Caustic Critic: Generally averted, but sometimes becomes this when dealing with subjects like Dragon Ball Evolution and post Seasonal Rot Dexter's Laboratory.
- Catharsis Factor: Edits together a segment of Action Hank beating up Ponies representing Cartoon Network executives set to UN Owen was Her because of the Seasonal Rot of Dexter's Laboratory.
- Deadpan Snarker: Watcher makes a lot of snide remarks.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The name of the series is quite fitting for most of the media the Watcher tackles, but not all the time.
- Fan Boy: Watcher confesses to being one for Cristina Vee.
- Half-Arc Season: The series fits into this, and the trope is discussed in the Teen Titans Review, which is an arc episode.
- Obviously Evil: When referring to Trigon in Teen Titans
Watcher: An untrustworthy demon, who could have foreseen this!?"
- One of Us: A fan of many cartoons, and likes using music from many video games such as BlazBlue and Chrono Cross. Also makes references to This Very Wiki.
- Precision F-Strike: Delivers two in a row near the end of Project 13’ when most of the time, Watcher rarely uses PG-13 Language.
Watcher: It’s… such bullshit! Everything we were told as children was a lie! The world is full of shit."
- Acting for Two: Cuttleboss voices The Watcher, Khathulon, and Joffrey.
- Affably Evil: Khathulon. He offers mercy towards the Freedom Warriors and tries to reward the Watcher out of pity for his empty life.
- Big Bad: Khathulon
- Bittersweet Ending: In Project 13’ The Bad Guy Wins utterly, and Khathulon not only managed to win the battle, but crushed much of Wayne’s hope. However, Wayne saves Rosette by wiping her memory and well as his own, and then develops a friendship with her back on Earth.
- Broken Bird: Rosette, at least according to Joffrey.
- Darker and Edgier: Project 13’ is a very dark arc for a review-based webseries, and when it comes close to its final episodes, the reviews become more serious.
- Eldritch Abomination: Khathulon, who is clearly inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos. Moreso in his true form.
- Faux Affably Evil: Khathulon if you get on his bad side.
- Hot Librarian: Watcher mentions that he likes these. Rosette becomes one at the end when her memory is wiped.
- Hot Scientist: Rosette
- Ice Queen: Watcher calls Rosette one. She’s actually a Defrosting Ice Queen.
- Jerk Ass: Khathulon, Zandos, and Mr. Magnetic.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rosette.
- Knight of Cerebus: Zandos’s introduction into Project 13’ led to a dark turn in the story. Khathulon himself became this a few videos after his first appearance.
- Manipulative Bastard: Khathulon
- Obviously Evil: Khathulon and Zandos. The former is a giant purple squid with glowing red eyes, a shell covered in spikes, and a deep voice. The ladder wears a creepy mask, and his Establishing Character Moment is to murder an offscreen character while laughing about it.
- The Reveal: The Watcher’s name is David “Wayne” Chu.