YMMV / Ruby Quest

  • Chaotic Good: Tom's actions are often rash compared to Ruby's, and he will usually never think twice when asked to smash something, and he especially won't think twice if something's going after Ruby.
  • Ensemble Dark Hound: There's a lot of fanart of Daisy. ...Mostly pornographic.
  • Growing the Beard: /tg/ treated it as a regular Escape the Room adventure type thread. This included a lot of the usual 4chan type commands like I think this means it's time for a good schlicking! And then they realize that it was a Cosmic Horror Story. That's when the entire board treated it as serious and started giving serious commands.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Ruby does her best pirate impression, complete with hook hand, to cheer a horribly sick Tom up. Double points as she succeeds!
  • Hell Is That Noise: Though, it is only narrated with drawn illustrations and no sounds are ever heard, what noises that are being described are sometimes very much so.
  • Lawful Good: Ruby mostly tries her best to reason, think things through, and choose the most responsible action in situations that she can.
    • Lawful Evil: The only reason Ace does anything bad is because he's taking orders from... someone. He's even seen helping Red after Ruby attacked him. As of recently, he holds absolutely no sympathy or empathy for his patients under his new master, apparently.
      • This may be because as his face seems to indicate, he's entirely become part of the corruption/Barbed Wheel.
    • Lawful Neutral: Bella.
      • True Neutral: Jay, although this is because he joins the party very late in the game, so we don't get to see much of his personality.
  • Meaningful Echo: Although not particularly mentioned—nor even directly defined—during the story, the phrases "Elemental Plane of Teeth" and "Barbed Wheel" are repeated by the players on occasion.
  • Memetic Molester: Filbert. Largely because he looks like Pedobear. Also, "NotWeaver's" posts probably have a lot to do with it, as well.
    • Also, the Dummy.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "HUG TOM" (Ruby hugged Tom in an early scene. The players decided they liked it, and started clamoring to hug Tom every other scene)
    • "READ THE NOTE" (There's a lot of notes in Ruby Quest with information about the setting and backstory).
    • GIRLISH FIGURE (Ruby is described as not being very strong because of this.)
    • MANLY PHYSIQUE (In contrast to Ruby, Tom is very strong. His MANLY PHYSIQUE has been a great help through the game in bashing things open and doing things they weren't supposed to do.)
    • Redroll (An image that changes Red's last message into the first two lines of "Never Gonna Give You Up')
    • Mr. Water Cooler is unimpressed. (There's a water cooler in one room. The way its taps are drawn makes it look like the cooler has a vexed expression. 'Mr. Water Cooler' quickly caught on among the players as a reaction image of sorts.)
    • Memetic Badass: Ace. Though, compared to his current sate-of-being, it's not exaggerated that much.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Both Red and Weaver himself, at any rate.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Filbert was already far from sympathetic, but he crosses this line when it is revealed that he euthanized one of his patients just so that he could see what would happen when she came Back from the Dead.
  • Neutral Good: During the times that Stitches is conscious and aware of his actions, he tries his best to keep the others from harm even if its from himself.
  • Squick:
    • Ruby is occasionally instructed to put weird and/or disgusting things in her mouth. She soon learns that she shouldn't always trust the 4chan community.
    • All the random, dismembered body-parts found lying about the facility.
      • How much Ruby/Tom are seen messing around with them!
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Primarily the April Fools' Day gag and John Quest, but especially the Ruby Quest Déjà Vu gag near the end.
  • The Woobie: Tom, while he was deathly ill and trapped in Red's cell; Stitches, due to his overall volatile Butt Monkey status; and Jay, who was (almost) left to suffer for who knows how long in the facility's water filtration unit in Cold Storage.

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