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YMMV: Back to the Frollo

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The story doesn't have much of a plot to begin with, but most notably is a moment shortly after Danisha almost gets molested by Frollo; Danisha tosses a quarter at him and tells him to "call somebody who cares" for no readily explained reason.
  • Critical Research Failure: Danisha thinks Christopher Columbus was Spanish (he was Italian) and that America was a country during the 1480s (it wasn't and hadn't been discovered yet). The worst part is that both she and her real life counterpart are Social Studies teachers.
    The FanFiction Critic: Ladies and gentlemen, this is why children today are stupid; because idiots like this author are allowed to teach.
  • Designated Hero:
    • The author repeatedly goes out of her way to tell us that Frollo is kind and loving, despite everything he's done in the the original source material, which included kicking an unarmed woman to death, trying to drown a baby, molesting a woman in a church, and setting fire to a house with a family locked inside.
    • Danisha herself is this as well. We're supposed to believe that she's loving, pure and good, but she shows the same amount of racism Frollo does, vilifies Esmeralda and punches her in the face because she refused Frollo's advances, and completely condones Cold-Blooded Torture. There's also the rather infuriating fact that she only cares about people she actually knows: someone she knows personally is wounded? She's all concern and tears. Someone she doesn't know personally is bleeding to death slowly and painfully when they don't even deserve it? She laughs at them!
  • Designated Villain: Malus and Esmeralda. Malus actually does do something bad (it's never specified), but Esmeralda is only the villain because the author tells us she is.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Frollo, of all people gets this treatment. Please pass the Brain Bleach.
  • Fan Wank: The author has her own convoluted theory about "what really happened" during the events of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. After the Festival of Fools, Frollo is kidnapped by Clopin and replaced with an evil Frollo look-a-like who proceeds to wreak havoc on the city for the sole purpose of making the real Frollo look bad. Luckily, the real Frollo was rescued and the impostor fell to his death.
  • Fridge Brilliance: When you think about it, Danisha's personality actually does make her perfect for the Disney version of Frollo...in an Unholy Matrimony way rather than a cute way. They both hate Gypsies, they both blame others for their own awful deeds, both treat Quasimodo like dirt and they both want Esmeralda dead.
  • Fridge Horror: In her author's notes, Frollo Freak tells the readers that she based a trio of her OCs off of former classmates. Two of these characters happen to die horribly...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The story's portrayal of Frollo is actually fairly accurate to how he was in the original novel - although it's still a lot more charitable.
  • Mary Sue: Danisha, complete with being a Relationship Sue for Frollo, as well as a Jerk Sue and Fixer Sue.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Frollo Freak wants us to think the Gypsies kidnapping Frollo and trying to mess up his good name is this. The real Moral Event Horizon is Danisha leading a group of people to burn down the Court of Miracles and gun down the Gypsies for it all, effectively attempting a genocide.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Esmerelda.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Esmeralda is punished for spurning Frollo's advances. Danisha even tells her that she should have put out for Frollo and that she deserves to be tortured. The (hopefully) unintended message: if a man whom you do not want to have sex with propositions you, you should give in regardless of how you really feel. She also cheers Frollo on when he arrests Esmeralda and has her dragged away to be tortured, implying that it's perfectly OK for an attempted rapist to torture his victim.
    • There's also the fact that the author apparently believes "Gypsy" is synonymous with "criminal".
    • N-Word Privileges or not, the "down-on-de-ole-plantation" dialect Danisha frequently breaks out is just bad on so many levels.
    • Then there's the portrayal of Quasimodo, which is almost insultingly ableist; the fic paints him as a blissfully unaccountable Man Child who follows Danisha's lead. Danisha's extremely condescending attitude toward him (treating him like a five-year-old, calling him nicknames like "little buddy", etc.) makes it even worse.
    • In "What Really Happened", we get to see Danisha leading a bunch of people to burn down the Court of Miracles and gunning down an entire crowd of Gypsies, not leaving a lot afterward. That's right, Danisha leads a genocide against the Roma people because they kidnapped her boyfriend...and it's treated like a good thing!

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