Web Video / Young Justice Abridged

Mental brofist
Young Justice, bitches!
The intro Couch Gag

Young Justice Abridged is a Gag Dub of Young Justice created by a group called The Fedora Players. A rather ambitious project, the series does not only focus on parodying its original counterpart, but also seeks to extend its story to the DC Universe Animated Original Movies as well, i.e. the abridged version of the events of Batman: Under the Red Hood takes place roughly after the series tackles the story arc involving Amazo. As such, Young Justice Abridged ends up being the center of what its creators call the DC Abridged Universe.

Official site (with all the full episodes and other movies in this universe: http://www.dcabridgeduniverse.com/

Tropes used in this abridged series include:

  • Abridged Series: For Young Justice and the DC Universe Animated Original Movies.
  • Accent Relapse: Artemis breaks out a version of her father's coarse hooligan vocabulary and inflection when Wally nearly gets them all killed in Fate's tower. Becomes a hilarious version of Ship Tease thanks to Anger Born of Worry.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Bane is now "El Bane".
  • Adaptational Sexuality: downplayed and possibly subverted with Impulse considering the actual show's implications.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Alfred has essentially become this series' equivalent of Mr. Popo. Examples include mentally torturing every Robin that has ever set foot in Wayne Manor, setting up sex parties that turned into murder cults when he got bored, and running for vice-president besides Superman.
  • The Alcoholic: Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
  • All-Loving Hero: Throughly averted with most of the Justice League, who are all different species of horrible, broken, or just plain weird. The only exception so far is Aquaman, who is so nice, well-adjusted, and genuine in his desire to protect the world that Batman advises keeping him at a distance in case he starts making the rest of them look bad.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: The bioship.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In-Universe, Green Arrow is an alcoholic, Batman is batshit insane, The Flash is "special", Martian Manhunter is having a bitch of a time getting a green card, Red Tornado is a janitor, etc...
  • Alternate Universe: Since the events of "Under The Red Hood" happen concurrently with season one Robin I (Dick Grayson) is now Robin III (Tim Drake). Likewise, the Robin that used to be Tim Drake is now Robin V (Damian Wayne).
  • April Fools' Day: A trailer for The Killing Joke Abridged... was released... Except, as The Joker himself explains, they aren't doing it for numerous reasons. He then reveals that the next abridged movie will be Wonder Woman Abridged.
  • Ax-Crazy: Batman, until Characterization Marches On. Or at least, until he is replaced by a more reasonable version of himself while he is sent to an alternate Earth where his psychopathy leads to him becoming Owlman.
  • Bad Future: Like in the show proper. Unlike the show proper, this one comes about because Superman became president.
  • Bat Deduction: Deathstroke looking at Talia's breasts causes him to instantly deduce the Lazarus Pit's location as an oil rig off the coast of England via coconuts.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Klarion's description of what he was going to do to Kid Flash in the Call-Forward. Red Hood threatens Ra's Al Ghul with this as well. A comparatively mild example with Talia on Batman.
    • Also, whatever M'Gann did to Superboy in episode 5, leaving him covered in what clearly is not cake ingredients. Red Arrow comments that he could still smell her on him.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    Speedy: FUCK YOU! That's right, that one went uncensored!
  • Brick Joke: The promise to show Superboy the classic Star Wars movies is fulfilled in episode 5.
  • Butt-Monkey: Flaming C. Black Mask makes fun at him because of this in a parody interview.
  • Call-Forward: Episode 9 sees Wally being shown future events by Dr. Fate's helmet.
  • Camp Gay: Professor Ivo, and by extension Amazo.
  • Canon Welding:
    • Somewhat. The show integrates themes and scenes from the DC Animated movies into Young Justice. Impressively, this is the first animated show to actually depict the first three Robins active at the same time, and even after having Jason die (possibly permanently, since the Red Hood has no other animated movies), there's still three Robins because they brought in Damian!
    • The animated movies themselves are an example as, until the ending of The Flashpoint Paradox the movies were unconnected and not canon to the universe the ending of that movie established. Here, movies such as Under The Red Hood and Assault on Arkham which were either stand-alone or part of another continuity are explicitly linked not only to Young Justice but to the DCAMU as well.
  • Characterization Marches On: Batman is Ax-Crazy in the first couple episodes of Young Justice Abridged, to the point where The Flash and Wonder Woman agreed to stay out of his way during a flashback to one of Batman's nuttier outbursts. From then on however, he's portrayed as the Only Sane Man of the Justice League and the entire series. Crisis on Two Earths Abridged reveals that the Ax-Crazy EliteF50 Batman was pulled from his home universe and replaced by LordJazor!Batman, explaining the sudden shift in characterization as well as the voice change.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Superboy is perplexed as to why girls keep wanting him to take off his shirt.
  • Couch Gag: Whoever says "Young Justice, bitches!" in the opening.
  • Creepy Child: Damien. It says something when Batman and Nightwing both compare him to Alfred.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Alfred is the standout example.
    Alfred: I am glad to see you're finally taking my advice on eating out, because I sure as hell won't make you anything, ya stupid boy.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Zig-Zagged in Episode 12. Traveling to an alternate Earth, Batman meets a version of Superman in the 1950s. This Superman is surprisingly not at all hostile towards Russia considering the Cold War setting. However, he then reveals he's not very supportive of women in the workforce.
  • Depraved Bisexual / Depraved Homosexual: Klarion, if the call forward is any indication.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Superman literally beats Cthulhu into submission.
  • Dirty Mind-Reading: Inverted. Everyone accidentally lets their dirty thoughts slip out over the psychic links. But it still happens a lot.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Let's just say Wally isn't as good at hiding his attraction to Artemis here as he is in the show and just leave it at that.
    • Apparently, it's a trait shared by the other red-head; Roy gets played hard by Cheshire when she turns on the smoulder, and even funnier, he seems aware of the trope and tries to warn himself about it, but still falls for her distraction.
  • Eagleland: Superman's a mix of 1 and 2.
    • Flanderization has slowly transformed him into an over-the-top parody of Type 2.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Aqualad calls Dubbilex as the "Demonic Fu Man Chu."
    • Aqualad and Superboy call Chesire "Cat Lady".
    • Superboy does this to everyone. M'Gann is "green girl", Robin is "small boy", etc.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Implied with Alfred's backstory. Maybe.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Black Mask after hearing Flaming C's crush towards Artemis. It sickens him that he wants to punch him real good. He also doesn't want to get the Joker involved, but only because the Team is wrecking his operation.
    • The rest of the Light is disgusted with Darkseid's adoration of Justin Beiber.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Lex Luthor who is still the scheming egomaniac we all know and love, but is also overly cheery and gives people hugs.
  • Flash Forward: Season 2 features snippets of the future. Among other things Tim Drake retires from the team and takes on an Oracle-esque role, Damian is now on the team and is good terms with Dick,and the team has new members such as Beast Boy.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Explicitly averted in this show's version of Artemis and Sportsmaster. He actually supports her desire to become a super-hero, feeling she knows what's best for herself.
  • For Science!: Dr. Desmond's catch phrase to what he does while rocking out and looking through a telescope.
  • Freudian Excuse: Damian exploits this to win his sparring match against Dick.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: The Young Justice members end up going through this for a bit of Episode 12 by courtesy of Psimon. The swapped pairs include: Superboy and M'gann, Robin and Aqualad, and Artemis and Speedy.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Superboy defends the use of the "civilian name" Sasha when he attends Happy Harbor High with Megan. Well, since he believes that he has Russian heritage...
  • Gender Flip: The bioship is apparently male in this version.
  • Godwin's Law: When Superboy mentioned that the only movie he had seen was Star Wars Episode I Robin said that it was "a regular Auschwitz in here."
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Doctor Fate and Klarion seem to be buddies as they watch Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash's capture. Then Klarion starts thinking about doing horrible things to Kid Flash, disgusting Fate and inspiring him to protect him at all costs.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Here, Ra's Al Ghul resurrects Jason Todd as part of a strategy by the Light to kill Batman. Jason being Jason, it's clear he's targeting Ra's as well.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Alfred, apparently. It's heavily implied that he's an Eldritch Abomination, arranged the Waynes' murder, founded the Court of Owls, and is what pushes Superman to create a Bad Future.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: M'gann
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: Deathstroke and Sportsmaster are both ridiculously hamtastic on their own but once they fight, it literally breaks down to just them attempting to scream louder then the other per the ancient law of Loud Villain Combat.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Kid Flash
    (Aqualad, Robin, and Kid Flash are currently strapped down to vertical tables in pods)
    Kid Flash: This is just like the last wet dream I had! Only you guys would be naked. (Beat) And chicks.
  • Head-Tiltingly Kinky: The Catwoman abridged short mentions something involving a chocolate fountain and a whip. Of course, since Batman apparently has the Question's knowledge of phone sex, Catwoman punishes him by making him do it alone. Alfred says "Whatever you say, sir. It's your coccyx."
  • Hypocrite: In the first episode, Speedy criticizes the League for offering him drugs, but in episode 4 we find out he's a heroin addict.