Western Animation / Wishology
Wishology is a three hour, essentially a three part, The Fairly OddParents
movie that aired in 2009. It may be the longest movie ever produced for the Fairly Odd Parents
The plot centers around Timmy suddenly becoming "The Chosen One" when an entity known simply as "The Darkness" descends upon Earth looking for him. In order to beat it back Timmy must find three mystical wands (one in each movie) which are the only objects powerful enough to combat it. However he must contend against the Darkness's enforcers, The Eliminators, who are sent to find him. As the plots goes on, things turn out not so cut and dry as believed.
- All There in the Script: In the early drafts of Wishology, the Eliminators were created by the Darkness from the rockets that Turbo Thunder's people fired into it.
- Almost Kiss: This continually happens with Timmy and Trixie in the third part. First he mistakenly kissed Mark Chang, then Dad, followed by Jorgen.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Timmy manages to gain the help of Crocker, Dark Laser, and Vicky by promising them, respectively, to let Crocker see his fairies, to let Dark Laser destroy him when the crisis is over, and to give Vicky twenty bucks.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: KISS is the Magical Order of Rockin' Fairies! Or MORF (not to be confused with MARF).
- Big Bad: In the first two parts, The Darkness appears to be this. However, in the third part the The Lead Eliminator is revealed to be the actual villain.
- Big Damn Movie: As stated it may be one of the longest movies produced in FOP history.
- Big "NO!": Parodied in "Wishology: The Exciting Middle Part", which ends with a big "Dagnabit!"
- Calling the Old Man Out: In the final scenes of the third installment Timmy Turner does this to Turbo Thunder and Jorgen for attacking the Darkness for looking scary and not because it did anything to them
- Chosen One: Zigzaged many times. In the first movie, Jorgen tells Timmy the Eliminators are following him because of a cave prophecy. However it turns out that Turbo Thunder is the chosen one. Something he couldn't do because he was late. Look at Unchosen One for more details.
- Could Have Avoided This Plot: See the reason Timmy Turner called Turbo Thunder and Jorgen Von Strangle out.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Although the Darkness was frequently attacked because it looked dark and scary, it was simply looking for friends, not trouble
- The Dragon: The Lead Eliminator in particular after he transformed into the Destructinator
- Eldritch Abomination: The Darkness, a mysterious entity made completely out of shadow and been perceived as a threat for thousands of years. It's actually benevolent, but still.
- Exact Words: When Mark told Timmy he couldn't pull a spaceship out of his pockets, Timmy then said what he'd need to contact someone who did have a spaceship. Mark then quickly pulled said items from his pockets. Don't look at him like that, Timmy. Mark said he couldn't pull a spaceship out of his pockets.
- Ironically, the prophecy that the chosen one would light the darkness. Timmy does, but by giving it a far less terrifying form so it will no longer be attacked.
- Felony Misdemeanor: Seriously? Timmy gets hunted down by the police just because he supposedly stole a quarter?
- Fun with Acronyms: M.A.R.F. - Middle Age Rock Festival; M.E.R.F. - Military Extraterrestrial Research Facility; and M.O.R.F. - Magical Order of Rocking Fairies.
- Genre Savvy: Timmy who is often portrayed as an Idiot Hero and a Designated Hero actually is fairly competent in this movie. In the first part he is completely cut off from his fairies with no access to magic and he has to find the first wand on his own In the second part, he is cut off, from his fairies and his family and friends, he swallows his pride and goes to several of his enemies for help. For example Crocker may be insane but he, also, is probably the best one Timmy can turn to. He, also, contacts Dark Laser because he knows that he has a spaceship.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Both Timmy and Jorgen. In the first part of the trilogy, Jorgen magically transforms himself into Timmy to protect the boy from the Darkness and at the end of the second part Timmy sacrifices himself to protect everyone, including his sworn enemies for help
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The Destructinator at the end of part three.
- Knight of Cerebus: The Lead Eliminator.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia
- The Men in Black: The Military Extra-terrestrial Research facility.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In retrospect, Jorgen erasing everyone’s memories of Timmy was more troublesome than helpful.
- Now or Never Kiss: Between Timmy and Trixie in the last scene of the second part.
- Oh Crap!: The look on the Destructinator's face when Timmy in the final scenes says in response to the Destructinator's quesion if he had any last words. Timmy says "Yeah, when I crashed into you in space, I sorta stole your detonator"; the look on that giant robot's face is priceless!
- Power of Rock: In Part 1, with an awesome guest appearance of KISS!
- Running Gag: In Part 2, someone revealing they had a spaceship and then accidentally launching it before anyone can get onboard.
- The Stars Are Going Out: Mostly the first part's final scene, when one Fairy Warrior is swallowed with all the others by the Darkness, causing this trope to happen.
- Series Fauxnale: Because the movie was so unusually long and epic and there were so many changes between the original scripts and the finished product, several fans thought this was going to be the series finale. The most significant script change had Timmy's secret revealed and no Reset Button much like the Danny Phantom finale. However, it should be pointed out that all of the The Fairly Odd Parents movies have a finale feel to them.
- There are several. In fact, the first part of the trilogy contains a number of them ranging from The Matrix, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. In fact, Timmy lampshades this in the second part when they're in a Star Wars style cantina, by saying, "This seems weirdly familiar" and later on stating "Okay, now I know I've seen this somewhere before." Speaking of Star Wars, at right at the beginning of the third part, we have Cosmo narrating his take on the famous "text scrawl".
- The entire M.A.R.F. sub-plot has shades of Scooby-Doo, outfit and MARF Machine-wise.
- From Doctor Who: The Stars Are Going Out.
- Status Quo Is God: As per usual with many of Butch Hartman's works.
- Two-Part Trilogy: Somewhat lampshaded by the titles for the individual parts: "The Big Beginning", "The Exciting Middle Part", and "The Final Ending".
- Unchosen One: Everyone still treats Timmy like the chosen one, with some in the third film saying "Worst. Chosen one. Ever." In the last part of the prophecy, Timmy IS a chosen one.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The Destructinator from the episode "Wishology". An Omnicidal Maniac dedicated to the destruction of other worlds and willing to kill a 10 year old boy. He is so atrocious he was the first and only character in the series to be Killed Off for Real.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In combination with the example of Calling the Old Man Out, Timmy does this to Turbo Thunder and Jorgen over the way they reacted to the Darkness.