YMMV: Animator vs. Animation

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: The Animator. He creates stick figures. Then you realize that he converts his second creation to a pop-up blocker at the end of 2, until the opening of 3. You could take this as him testing things to create a homemade pop-up blocker that works the whole time he's been duking it out with his creation.
    • Furthermore, in episode 3, is the Animator a totalitarian desperately clinging to his reign of terror, or a Physical God desperately trying to keep his subjects from wiping themselves from existence?
    • The stick figures: sentient beings tortured and enslaved, or simply some self-inflicted malicious code? note 
    • Also in episode 3, when the two sticks teamed up, was it because The Chosen One showed who the Dark Lord's real enemy is or did he force him to work for him under the threat of death?
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • The end of episode 4, after the Animator makes peace with his Animation, and they begin working together to create even better animations.
    • The fighting stick figures waving at the Second Coming when the Animator refreshes them.
    • At the end of "Animation vs. Minecraft, after Red recovers from his Demonic Possession, he begs the other stick figures for forgiveness and they all forgive him without a second thought, pulling him into a group hug.
  • HSQ: The Chosen One and the Dark Lord wrecking the Animator's computer at the end of Animator Vs Animation 3.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Yes, the Animator's technically the Big Bad, but given what a dangerous psycho the Chosen One is, it's hard not to feel bad for him and the icons who come to his aid. As a matter of fact, some viewers thought the Animator was the good guy.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: In 3, Clippy. The usually irritating animated paperclip assistant from Microsoft Word manages to give The Chosen One a good fight.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Subverted. You'd think Clippy offering his help to the Animator would be quite ineffectual like in real life, but he turns out to be a surprisingly competent fighter.