YMMV / Toontown Online

  • Broken Base: Between the two most prominent private servers, Toontown Rewritten and Toontown Infinite, to the point where TTR members are not allowed to mention Infinite on the official forums and vice-versa.
  • Ear Worm: Most of the themes are catchy and fun, like the game implies. Heck, even the boss battles sound great!
  • Ending Fatigue: The third phase of the Donald's Dreamland toontasks. The first two phases are rather enjoyable, as you get a lot done in a short amount of time while watching your laff take a major spike plus you get the excitement of putting together your cashbot suit. Phase 3 is...basically nothing but a bunch of "defeat 200 cogs" type tasks. And for nothing more than laff boosts. And until these are done, you can't move on to the lawbot or bossbot suit tasks. The amount of grinding you have to do is so notorious that this is where most people outright stop playing the game.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Cogs, particularly the girls.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Within the same game: The fandom is divided between Toontown Rewritten and Toontown Infinite.
  • Game Breaker: The most common way of beating high-level Cogs is by having two or three Toons use a Fog Horn Sound gag, and having the remaining Toons use an Elephant Trunk. This has the capacity to destroy full teams of level 11 or 12 Cogs (depending on how many Fog Horns). Toons can take turns using either gag, allowing them to destroy waves of Cogs with no effort and even less thought.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Imagine living in a world where random robots just started to come over and destroyed our way of life as we know it.
    • The various music for Bossbot HQ and the theme of it. Going to Bossbot HQ late at night when it's dark out is enough to give someone the chills. (Especially if you're the only person there).
    • Skelecogs can fall under this trope too. Not only do they look quite eerie, but their distorted voices that sound much more robotic than the normal cog voice alone is probably enough to give the younger players of the game nightmares.
    • The 4 Cog HQs are terrifying, but there is something very chilling about them. The Cashbot HQ resembles a humongous bank/train station with trains that can crush your toon. The Sellbot HQ is presented as a huge, terrifying factory and the Lawbot HQ resembles a a chilling version of a law court, ominously quiet with a seemingly empty New York-esque city in the background. But the scariest is probably the Bossbot HQ, a dark, foreboding castle with chilling music.
    • The Downsizer trading card, which depicts him painfully shrinking a captive Toon while the Toon's friend watches in horror.
  • Periphery Demographic: The game is obviously meant to appeal to children, with its simplistic battle system and overall cartoony theme. In spite of this, it's garnered quite a teenage and adult following even in its earlier days due to having a "simple to learn, hard to master" level of depth. This rings even more true for Rewritten, where the large majority of players that represent the game are nostalgic fans who grew up playing it when it came out.
  • Promoted Fanboy: All the fans who are working to develop Toontown Rewritten and Toontown Infinite.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: While being The Scrappy for being the NPC that starts That One Level, Lil Old Man can also show up as an SOS Card from the Sellbot VP. He performs extremely accurate Hypno-Goggles, which can come very handy if a Toon or a team of Toons really need a Lure, badly.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Some players want the Cogs to win.
  • The Scrappy:
    • The NPCs who hand out Toon Tasks that require you to defeat innumerable amounts of high-level cogs and buildings are positively loathed by both newbies and experienced players alike. However, Lil Old Man stands out amongst them all of them as the biggest Scrappy, whose Toon Tasks are nothing but Scrappy Levels by the time you see him again. Even his SOS card doesn't completely save him from the hatedom.
    • Cleff in Minnie's Melodyland also gets his share of hatred. Why? He requests you to deliver a whole cream pie, a gag which you are very likely still extremely far off from getting by the time you reach him (as in, most aren't even halfway done training for it!). This essentially forces you to level grind for the pie and it wastes a space on your toontasks until you finally reach it, probably around the time you're ready to start your last toontask for the neighborhood.
  • That One Level:
    • Lil Old Man. The first time you meet him to start your gag training, he's not so bad — the worst he asks of you is defeating some high level cogs, which is a little difficult but still manageable. The second time, when you finish your gag training, he gets absolutely relentless. For the first half of his tasks, you basically have to do nothing but fight top tier cogs (such as Big Cheeses or Robber Barons), which are not only seen exclusively in tall cog buildings but you have to retrieve items from them as well — meaning even if you do find them, you still have a chance you won't recover the items. Wait for an invasion, you say? That'd be dandy...except he asks you to fight small chunks of these cogs, meaning you have to constantly be returning to him AND he'll change which top tier cog it is.

      In total, you end up recovering eighteen of these items, split up across four different sections. To rub salt in the wound, he has an attitude of "Oh, I asked you to do that?" whenever you do return to him, and unlike most other NPCs, he doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason to want you to do any of this — he sort of just asks you to do it all. Oh, scratch that, THAT'S not rubbing salt in the wound — once you finish all of this, he gives you 20 4+ story cog buildings to take out; taking out just one of those generally takes about 20 minutes to do, essentially totaling to nearly 7 hours worth of time on this one task. You're not allowed to carry another task during this one either, so it's essentially the biggest example of a grindy task in the whole game. There's a reason his SOS card doesn't save him from being so widely revolted.
    • From the trolley:
      • Jungle Vines, which has incredibly stiff and awkward controls, and judging where you will jump is a pain and a half. Good luck trying to avoid the spiders as well since if you get hit by them, they send you back to the previous vine. Also, if you're facing somebody who is better than you, you might as well just shut off the game — they'll take all the bananas away from you without a hitch.
      • Photo Fun takes forever to play properly (for some it even crashes the game instantly), and the reward is not worth it. It also takes forever waiting for toons to get in their proper pose. Most people outright skip this one by wasting their film as fast as possible.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Its cancellation, big time. Many of the community viewed this as the apocalypse or the Toontown equivalent of the Hiroshima Bomb.
    • Disney released a printable Toon certificate confirming that you are Toon enough.
    • When a devoted alpha and beta tester for Toontown Rewritten, Lil Blinky, lost his battle against leukemia and died at 15. Even worse, he would have been 16 in a month. The devs were touched enough by this to give him his own district: Blinky Bluffs, which was flooded with people when it first got added.
    • And then another toon, Edward Tyler, died in a car accident in the same week.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion:
    • The only way to tell the difference between a male toon and a female toon is if they can wear a skirt and if they have eyelashes. Same with Doodles.
    • Some Cogs can fall under this too, like the Mingler and Micromanager. Both are girls, as are the Number Cruncher and Name Dropper. Most Cogs in the game are referred to as male.

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