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* AlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler:In-universe. Poor Ma-Ti.]]
* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Suede]], but [[JustifiedTrope then again]], everyone was happy to see [[spoiler: him]], and vice-versa, so [[spoiler: he]] just basically let them win so they could [[spoiler: catch up on old times.]]
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: A badass villain, Ma-Ti's death, dramatic writing... but even Rob thinks the whole movie was just his brother being shameless in a skirt.
* ClicheStorm: Once again, PlayedForLaughs.
* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Malachite]] is an [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld age-old]] EvilLuddite whose ultimate goal is to [[OmnicidalManiac destroying the world]] by [[ApocalypseHow ridding it of all technology]]. Once noble, Malachite [[FaceHeelTurn turned to dark ways]] after the scientist Aeon was picked over his own magical ways by the king of the land, leading Malachite to try and kill Aeon before being defeated. In the present, Malachite sealed [[HollywoodNerd Jaffers]] in a magical tome after [[HeKnowsTooMuch he picked up too much knowledge]], and [[TheChessmaster manipulated]] the [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses TGWTG]] crew into finding his gauntlet for him. Along the way, Malachite sets about gruesomely murdering whomever comes in his way whilst deriding them for their use of modern day technology. Malachite ultimately proves out to be a massive {{hypocrite}}: the deliberate use of his phone, while comedic, proves that Malachite is simply trying to destroy the world out of [[EvilIsPetty petty revenge]] for [[DisproportionateRetribution being picked over in the past]]. Malachite swiftly proceeds to try and murder everyone else standing in his way, succeeding in taking [[spoiler: Ma-Ti]] in [[TakingYouWithMe his own defeat]]. [[ImplacableMan Unflinchingly ruthless in his goal]] and and [[VileVillainSaccharineShow notably dark given the source material]], Malachite proved to be one of the [[KnightOfCerebus darkest villains]] fought by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and company.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** Danny Elfman's ''Film/SpiderMan1'' theme works surprisingly well as an epic fantasy score in the teaser.
** The opening theme by Skitch and the song played over the credits, "Flights of Fantasy" by Sad Panda.
** And the rest is practically one long ad for [[http://www.musicloops.com/ MusicLoops]] and [[http://www.videocopilot.net/products/proscores/ ProScores]], especially Part 6.
* EvenBetterSequel / SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Many consider it better to ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', since it actually follows a full narrative arc and contains some genuine drama, as opposed to ''Kickassia's'' pure silliness.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In Part 1, Todd pulling a gun on Jew Wario is played for laughs. After Justin Carmical's death, the scene's a bit uncomfortable to watch.
* FoeYay: Film Brain and Luke Mochrie. Despite having spent the previous three parts fighting over the Critic's affections, they spend a significant portion of Part 4 holding hands. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Doing so to speak to a mystical stone phantom, perhaps, but holding hands nonetheless.]] After Part 5, they start getting along.
* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Doug in the Link outfit after hearing Doug's commentary. Having so little on and low temperatures caused Doug (who normally enjoys the cold) to feel as if he was being stabbed in the legs, concluding that the up skirt shot wasn't worth it, and hoping never to wear the costume again because it caused him nothing but pain.
** The HollywoodPudgy complaints Doug got about his legs are disheartening enough, but it just gets sad when you realize that his random blurts of thinking he's too fat only started after this movie.
** The twist of WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee [[spoiler: Ma-Ti becoming evil and wanting Critic to destroy the world]] makes everything from his [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The Reason Why You Suck Speech]] to the Critic's grief over his death all the more painful.
** Rob's commentary talks about how he spent forty minutes coaxing Doug out of a nervous breakdown, including telling him that his {{workaholic}} “do everything myself” nature just isn't working out at all. The story ends with Doug growing up as a director and Rob being proud of him, but come WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee filming and beyond, Doug has proven again and again that he hasn't learned a thing about overworking himself.
** Also in his DVDCommentary, Rob acts very big-brother-like and says while it was rough for both of them, he can get over how not getting what he wanted, but he felt awful for Doug because Doug's vision was "this one thing and he couldn't do it. He lost so much and I felt really bad for him". Sad enough, but heartbreaking when [[WebVideo/DemoReel another crushed vision of Doug's]] is taken into account.
** Todd threatens Jew Wario with a gun. The latter committed suicide with a gun a few years later.
** Now that both Jew Wario and David Bowie have died, seeing the former play Jareth can be very depressing.
** In Rob's commentary, he talked about Doug being too scared to go to the meeting (to decide if they should scrap the film) because he was afraid the crew would “mutiny” and hate him. While what happened in following years wasn't exactly “mutiny”, a lot like ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' the producers have talked about what a crappy experience doing the film was, mostly because Doug was just too self-absorbed to actually listen to issues they had.
* HeReallyCanAct:
** 8-bit Mickey, who has up till now been mostly a cameo-artist, has drawn this reaction now that he has a part big enough to properly judge him by.
** Bet you didn't know that Bhargav can actually act without injecting a barrel-load of ham into everything.
** As is usual with Doug, he gives himself a chance to shine when Critic reacts to [[spoiler: Ma-Ti's death]].
* HilariousInHindsight: In his commentary for his Fear and Loathing in ShadoCon video, Doug said that the [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] costume tends to look really bad on men and is better off on women. Guess what he's wearing in this special and how people have [[{{squee}} reacted]] to it.
** In addition, Doug noted in his "Top 15 Comedic Influences" video, whilst talking about [[{{Film/Airplane}} Zucker]], [[{{Film/HotShots}} Abrahams]] and [[{{Film/TheNakedGun}} Zucker]], he notes that they should reunite and do a parody of franchise films like ''TheLordOfTheRings''. Said film series is parodied plenty of times in this movie, and may well be the closest we'll see to such a film.
** When trying to dance around the subject of Critic showing his balls, Chick assumes he's just not familiar with skirts. Oh, [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nostalgia-critic-a-simple-wish-6121611 he is]].
** The Critic said 8-Bit Mickey [[BlatantLies wanted goat porn.]] One year later, Mickey is a brony. Looks like Doug was half right!
** The fact that there's a female Link, and Critic is ''still'' wearing less than [[http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/019/263/linleeee.JPG her]].
** In Rob's commentary, he lightly teased Doug for having no clue how to write {{rousing speech}}es, instead just rambling until he thinks he gets to a point. Fast forward to Critic reboot with the ''many'' speeches that a lot of people really don't like for various reasons, and you can see what Rob means.
** Malachite bears a quite striking resemblance to Reverb from ''Series/TheFlash2014''.
* HollywoodPudgy: While Doug's legs were mostly appreciated, there were some who kept accusing him of having cellulite and even he had a moment of self-doubt in the BTS documentary over them being "bulbous". There's no hope for anyone if [[http://www.primaryignition.com/wp-content/uploads/Suburban-Knights-02-e1317694822413.jpg these pins]] are considered too fat.
* IAmNotShazam: Marzgurl refers to herself as "Princess Mononoke." Doug, who isn't a huge anime fan, wrote the script and she barely had enough time to convert her dialogue to Japanese, preventing her from correcting this error.
* JerkassWoobie: Critic's an asshole, but as usual he's still pathetic and gets dominated enough to balance it out. You can also almost, if not completely, forgive him for mistreating Ma-Ti when you see how broken he is over the latter's [[spoiler: death]].
* LGBTFanbase: This was the first anniversary special to get one, with lots of HoYay, male-given fan service and Doug being very happy in his commentary that both fangirls and fanboys found his crotch shot appealing.
* {{Narm}}: As hilarious as the battle in part 3 is, there's only 3 Cloaks and about ten reviewers. Once you realize it, it gets kinda silly... well, sillier.
** Lampshaded in a few of the commentaries.
--> '''Lewis''': You know, there are three of them and ten of you, you could just team up and tackle them.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Even though he was absent in the ''WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl'' and first appeared in a yearly crossover in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', Phelous was one of the earliest additions to the site, and thus [[spoiler:was on the site while Suede was still there. Lupa, Handsome Tom and 8-bit Mickey are the only ones in the Critic's group to postdate his departure]].
* OneSceneWonder: The girl using a cellphone [[spoiler:who Malachite kills]] (played by one of Doug's ex-girlfriends) got quite some attention from the fandom, ever since her ''one second'' appearance in the trailer.
-->'''Doug in the DVDCommentary:''' To answer the two most frequent questions I get, yes, I am aware she looks like Creator/KirstenDunst, and no, she is not available. She's married now. So... ya' missed it. Sorry.
* SignatureScene: Critic, looking completely wrecked, sitting by Ma-Ti's [[spoiler: dead body]]. Critic's PantyShot as well. If the former sums up the special's PlayerPunch aspect, then the latter represents the FemaleGaze {{fan service}}.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong:
** An 8-bit version of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' theme plays when the Cinema Snob shows off his costume. Obviously, the original is copyrighted and a production team of this budget would never be able to acquire the rights to use it.
*** An orchestrated version pops up during his parts in the big fight scene.
* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/SuburbanKnights Right here]].
* UnfortunateCharacterDesign: Bennett White's costume is laughably humiliating. According to the commentaries wearing it was actually painful because the fake fur kept falling off and getting stuck in his sinuses, and Iron Liz says it was actually even ''worse'' before the tail fell off from being stepped on one too many times since its positioning at the bottom of the suit rather than the tailbone made it look like a penis.
** Phelous's Rockbiter costume also got mocked plenty in-universe.
* TheUntwist:
** Everybody and their maiden aunt predicted that the gauntlet would turn out of be the Power Glove (and the joke that followed) from pretty much the first episode.
** Also, Ma-Ti being the one to defeat Malachite, [[spoiler: though no-one predicted the price that was paid along with it.]]
*** Though in his commentary, Linkara says he thinks this is actually a good thing, since it means the twist makes sense and was properly built up. And hey, who knows how many people would have predicted it if they didn't have 24 hours between each episode to come up with theories?
* WhatAnIdiot: Meta example; Lewis Lovhaug states in the commentary that he owns a real sword and requested to be able use it during the fight in the second to last episode, but was of course turned down. [[CaptainObvious He admits that was for the best]], since during one the screw ups he hit accidentally hit Rob Walker with the toy sword he was using.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Doug Walker stated that his original plan was to have a Ninjas versus Pirates story where the Channel Awesome crew would have been trained in the pirate ways by a resurrected Bloodbeard Joe, but the plan was scrapped when James Rolfe was unavailable to play the role.
* TheWoobie: Poor [[spoiler:Ma-Ti]].
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