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* MafiaPrincess: What Kyle ''thinks'' she is, upon learning that Neilsen adopted her and that her biological father was "a very disagreeable man." [[spoiler: She's really UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's 13-year-old clone. Cue {{HSQ}} increase for Kyle.]]

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* MafiaPrincess: What Kyle ''thinks'' she is, upon learning that Neilsen adopted her and that her biological father was "a very disagreeable man." [[spoiler: She's really UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's 13-year-old clone. Cue {{HSQ}} increase for Kyle.]]


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold / JerkassFacade

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold / JerkassFacadeJerkWithAHeartOfGold


A story universe in the mind and hard drive of @/LadySylvan, Shermanstown is a SliceOfLife chronicle with [[SweetDreamsFuel cutesy optimism,]] sarcastic humor, heartwarming friendships, futuristic technology, science, interwoven dark elements, and jet-powered scooters.

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A story universe in the mind and hard drive of @/LadySylvan, Shermanstown is a SliceOfLife chronicle with [[SweetDreamsFuel [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel cutesy optimism,]] sarcastic humor, heartwarming friendships, futuristic technology, science, interwoven dark elements, and jet-powered scooters.


If you're an XMeetsY type of person like this troper is, it could probably be called Series/KyleXY meets WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb meets ComicBook/ScottPilgrim. If you're not, it could be considered an unusual take on futuristic science fiction where the majority of the advanced technology is not important to the story. Or an attempt to make realistic fiction more unique. Or it could be a literary representation of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. But that's all wild mass guessing, because above all, it's just a story about characters that the author loves writing about.

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If you're an XMeetsY JustForFun/XMeetsY type of person like this troper is, it could probably be called Series/KyleXY meets WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb meets ComicBook/ScottPilgrim. If you're not, it could be considered an unusual take on futuristic science fiction where the majority of the advanced technology is not important to the story. Or an attempt to make realistic fiction more unique. Or it could be a literary representation of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. But that's all wild mass guessing, because above all, it's just a story about characters that the author loves writing about.


* {{Expy}}: Not directly, but she was inspired in large parts by quirky, somewhat troubled and guilt-ridden Vada Sultenfuss from ''Film/MyGirl'' and cheerful strange girl Leslie Burke from BridgeToTerabithia. Her middle name is a ShoutOut to the latter.

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* {{Expy}}: Not directly, but she was inspired in large parts by quirky, somewhat troubled and guilt-ridden Vada Sultenfuss from ''Film/MyGirl'' and cheerful strange girl Leslie Burke from BridgeToTerabithia.''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia''. Her middle name is a ShoutOut to the latter.


* ShoutOut: One of her diary entries towards the end: [[spoiler: [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow "Thoughts of a ]][[OppositeSexClone Sweet Transchromosomite]] [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow from Scientific(al) Pennsylvania."]]]]

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* ShoutOut: One of her diary entries towards the end: [[spoiler: [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow "Thoughts of a ]][[OppositeSexClone Sweet Transchromosomite]] [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow from Scientific(al) Pennsylvania."]]]]



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If you're an XMeetsY type of person like this troper is, it could probably be called Series/KyleXY meets WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb meets ScottPilgrim. If you're not, it could be considered an unusual take on futuristic science fiction where the majority of the advanced technology is not important to the story. Or an attempt to make realistic fiction more unique. Or it could be a literary representation of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. But that's all wild mass guessing, because above all, it's just a story about characters that the author loves writing about.

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If you're an XMeetsY type of person like this troper is, it could probably be called Series/KyleXY meets WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb meets ScottPilgrim.ComicBook/ScottPilgrim. If you're not, it could be considered an unusual take on futuristic science fiction where the majority of the advanced technology is not important to the story. Or an attempt to make realistic fiction more unique. Or it could be a literary representation of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. But that's all wild mass guessing, because above all, it's just a story about characters that the author loves writing about.


* {{Expy}}: Not directly, but she was inspired in large parts by quirky, somewhat troubled and guilt-ridden Vada Sultenfuss from MyGirl and cheerful strange girl Leslie Burke from BridgeToTerabithia. Her middle name is a ShoutOut to the latter.

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* {{Expy}}: Not directly, but she was inspired in large parts by quirky, somewhat troubled and guilt-ridden Vada Sultenfuss from MyGirl ''Film/MyGirl'' and cheerful strange girl Leslie Burke from BridgeToTerabithia. Her middle name is a ShoutOut to the latter.


If you're an XMeetsY type of person like this troper is, it could probably be called KyleXY meets PhineasAndFerb meets ScottPilgrim. If you're not, it could be considered an unusual take on futuristic science fiction where the majority of the advanced technology is not important to the story. Or an attempt to make realistic fiction more unique. Or it could be a literary representation of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. But that's all wild mass guessing, because above all, it's just a story about characters that the author loves writing about.

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If you're an XMeetsY type of person like this troper is, it could probably be called KyleXY Series/KyleXY meets PhineasAndFerb WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb meets ScottPilgrim. If you're not, it could be considered an unusual take on futuristic science fiction where the majority of the advanced technology is not important to the story. Or an attempt to make realistic fiction more unique. Or it could be a literary representation of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. But that's all wild mass guessing, because above all, it's just a story about characters that the author loves writing about.


* MafiaPrincess: What Kyle ''thinks'' she is, upon learning that Neilsen adopted her and that her biological father was "a very disagreeable man." [[spoiler: She's really AdolfHitler's 13-year-old clone. Cue {{HSQ}} increase for Kyle.]]

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* MafiaPrincess: What Kyle ''thinks'' she is, upon learning that Neilsen adopted her and that her biological father was "a very disagreeable man." [[spoiler: She's really AdolfHitler's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's 13-year-old clone. Cue {{HSQ}} increase for Kyle.]]

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A story universe in the mind and hard drive of @/LadySylvan, Shermanstown is a SliceOfLife chronicle with [[SweetDreamsFuel cutesy optimism,]] sarcastic humor, heartwarming friendships, futuristic technology, science, interwoven dark elements, and jet-powered scooters.

If you're an XMeetsY type of person like this troper is, it could probably be called KyleXY meets PhineasAndFerb meets ScottPilgrim. If you're not, it could be considered an unusual take on futuristic science fiction where the majority of the advanced technology is not important to the story. Or an attempt to make realistic fiction more unique. Or it could be a literary representation of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. But that's all wild mass guessing, because above all, it's just a story about characters that the author loves writing about.

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Main character tropes:

!!Neilsen "Neil" Vickers
* AbusiveParents (''Not'' himself, but his father was definitely this. [[spoiler: And possibly an ex-Nazi.]])
* AmbiguouslyGay: ''Maybe...''
* AuthorAvatar
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyAwesome (If you saw half the things he's modified in his basement...)
* DarkAndTroubledPast (ShrugOfGod on the specifics.)
* InformedLoner (Rarely seen as having a long term relationship with anyone besides the two other main characters, and any exception is not a lasting character. As a teenager he was rather antisocial and bitter, but [[AbusiveParents not without good reason.]]
* LawfulNeutral
* NiceGuy ([[{{Foil}} in contrast]] with the [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold often callous]] Kyle.)
* PromotionToParent
* [[spoiler:WifeHusbandry / NotBloodSiblings (Maybe, if not as above.)]]
* TheWoobie
** JerkassWoobie: In his younger days.

!!Adelle Leslie Vickers
* [[spoiler: TheAtoner:]] Arguably.
* CheerfulChild
* TheChick
* [[spoiler: CloningBlues]]
* CreepyChild: Sort of. At least, Kyle thinks so when he first meets her, even penning a list entitled "Top Five Things About Adelle Vickers That Creep Me Out".
* [[spoiler: [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute]] EvilChancellor [[CuteMonsterGirl Clone Girl]]]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* {{Expy}}: Not directly, but she was inspired in large parts by quirky, somewhat troubled and guilt-ridden Vada Sultenfuss from MyGirl and cheerful strange girl Leslie Burke from BridgeToTerabithia. Her middle name is a ShoutOut to the latter.
* GamerChick (Her new father wouldn't have raised her any other way.)
* GenkiGirl
* GoshDangItToHeck (Most of the slang she uses makes her sound like a kid from the '50s. Her first interaction with Kyle, who's a ''bit'' more profane, prompts a FlatWhat.)
* HappilyAdopted
** HeartwarmingOrphan
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* IronWoobie: She spent years at an orphanage where no one ever wanted to adopt her or even be her friend, due to her being, you know, [[spoiler: Hitler. It WAS a house for young clones, so it wasn't a secret.]] And she's the [[RousseauWasRight sweetest,]] happiest character in the entire story.
* LittleMissSnarker
* MafiaPrincess: What Kyle ''thinks'' she is, upon learning that Neilsen adopted her and that her biological father was "a very disagreeable man." [[spoiler: She's really AdolfHitler's 13-year-old clone. Cue {{HSQ}} increase for Kyle.]]
* [[NeutralGood Neutral]]/LawfulGood{{Invoked}}
* NiceHat: A black pageboy cap, specifically.
* [[spoiler:OppositeSexClone]]
* PluckyGirl
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]
* ShoutOut: One of her diary entries towards the end: [[spoiler: [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow "Thoughts of a ]][[OppositeSexClone Sweet Transchromosomite]] [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow from Scientific(al) Pennsylvania."]]]]
* StepfordSmiler (At times.)
* [[spoiler: YouClonedHitler (Though actually a ''deconstruction...'' see [[PlayingWith/YouClonedHitler Playing With.]])]]

!!Kyle Robert Smalls
* BasementDweller (justified, as he is just out of high school but not yet applying to college. His bedroom just happens to be what ''could'' have been used as a basement.)
* BreakTheHaughty
* BrilliantButLazy
* CollectorOfTheStrange (Well, strange things for 19-year-old guys. Namely, antique toys and large history textbooks.)
* DeadpanSnarker (and how.)
* GoodIsNotNice
* HiddenDepths
* {{Hikikomori}} (Initially.)
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold / JerkassFacade
* TheSnarkKnight
* ThisLoserIsYou
* UnreliableNarrator (Oddly enough, subverted.)
* VitriolicBestBuds (He and Adelle have shades of this; he seems vaguely put off by her at first and frequently calls her a "dork" or "the weirdest kid he's ever met." It's averted for the most part, though.)
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Other Characters/General Tropes:

* BlackBestFriend: Alex [=DeVille=].
* ComingOfAgeStory
* IntergenerationalFriendship: ''All'' of the relationships between the three main characters fit this.
* LittleBlackDress: There [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther could be a]] [[WifeHusbandry potential argument]] [[HoYay for everything.]]
* NextSundayAD
* QuirkyTown
* {{Tomboy}}: Adelle's best friend Alex, and Adelle herself to an extent.
* {{Utopia}}: Although [[AllThereInTheManual it's never brought up,]] the story is actually set in a future (or alternate reality) where world peace has been established.
** LightIsNotGood: Although the story maintains a quirky, cheerful tone 95% of the time, it's clear that absolutely everything in the world is not perfect.
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