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* MyOwnGrampa: Referenced explicitly due to Fry’s actions in 1947. This is brought up by Nibbler in the course of explaining how it technically applies to the Nibblonians and the Brainspawn, as the two species are connected to each other through a complex temporal anomaly tied to the origin of the universe that prohibited each from destroying the other.* NoodleIncident: Fry compares [[spoiler:claiming the Lance of Fate]] to the time they had to steal the Spear of Destiny from the Louvre, although [[spoiler:this may never happened considering the Lance’s unique relationship to space/time and Fry himself]].

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* MyOwnGrampa: Referenced explicitly due to Fry’s actions in 1947. This is brought up by Nibbler in the course of explaining how it technically applies to the Nibblonians and the Brainspawn, as the two species are connected to each other through a complex temporal anomaly tied to the origin of the universe that prohibited each from destroying the other.other.
* NoodleIncident: Fry compares [[spoiler:claiming the Lance of Fate]] to the time they had to steal the Spear of Destiny from the Louvre, although [[spoiler:this may never happened considering the Lance’s unique relationship to space/time and Fry himself]].


* Metaphorgotten: Fry’s thoughts upon waking up after being captured by Mom;

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* Metaphorgotten: {{Metaphorgotten}}: Fry’s thoughts upon waking up after being captured by Mom;



* MyOwnGrampa: Referenced explicitly due to Fry’s actions in 1947. This is brought up by Nibbler in the course of explaining how it technically applies to the Nibblonians and the Brainspawn, as the two species are connected to each other through a complex temporal anomaly tied to the origin of the universe that prohibited each from destroying the other.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The whole crisis starts when [=MomCorp=], employing Professor Wernstrom, open the quantum interface that Fry used to banish the Brainspawn and allow one to return to our universe.
* NoodleIncident: Fry compares [[spoiler:claiming the Lance of Fate]] to the time they had to steal the Spear of Destiny from the Louvre, although [[spoiler:this may never happened considering the Lance’s unique relationship to space/time and Fry himself]].

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* MyOwnGrampa: Referenced explicitly due to Fry’s actions in 1947. This is brought up by Nibbler in the course of explaining how it technically applies to the Nibblonians and the Brainspawn, as the two species are connected to each other through a complex temporal anomaly tied to the origin of the universe that prohibited each from destroying the other.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The whole crisis starts when [=MomCorp=], employing Professor Wernstrom, open the quantum interface that Fry used to banish the Brainspawn and allow one to return to our universe.
other.* NoodleIncident: Fry compares [[spoiler:claiming the Lance of Fate]] to the time they had to steal the Spear of Destiny from the Louvre, although [[spoiler:this may never happened considering the Lance’s unique relationship to space/time and Fry himself]].


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The whole crisis starts when [=MomCorp=], employing Professor Wernstrom, open the quantum interface that Fry used to banish the Brainspawn and allow one to return to our universe.


* TheChewToy: Ultima takes several beatings over the course of its hunt for Leela
** Also, Fry suffers serious damage [[spoiler:when he takes his glove off his spacesuit to try and use the Lance of Fate in deep space, although 31st-century medicine on the Planet Express ship is able to treat all of Fry’s injuries up to potential brain damage without immediate access to even Zoidberg to act as a doctor]].

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** Also, Fry suffers serious damage [[spoiler:when he takes his glove off his spacesuit to try and use the Lance of Fate in deep space, although 31st-century medicine on the Planet Express ship is able to treat all of Fry’s injuries up to potential brain damage without immediate access to even Zoidberg to act as a doctor]].



* ContrivedCoincidence: Referenced by Larry, when he wonders if it’s odd that Fry should turn out to be so important after the brothers’ previous encounters with him; Walt dismisses it as ‘cosmic providence’.

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Referenced by Larry, when he wonders if it’s odd that Fry should turn out to be so important after the brothers’ previous encounters with him; Walt dismisses it as ‘cosmic providence’.



* EnemyMine: The threat of Onespawn prompts Lrrr to agree to join forces with Mom to try and stop the greater threat.

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* EnemyMine: EnemyMine:
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The threat of Onespawn prompts Lrrr to agree to join forces with Mom to try and stop the greater threat.



* MyOwnGrampa: Referenced explicitly due to Fry’s actions in 1947.
** Technically referenced for the Brainspawns and Nibblonians, as they are connected to each other through a complex temporal anomaly tied to the origin of the universe that prohibited each from destroying the other.

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* MyOwnGrampa: Referenced explicitly due to Fry’s actions in 1947.
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1947. This is brought up by Nibbler in the Brainspawns course of explaining how it technically applies to the Nibblonians and Nibblonians, the Brainspawn, as they the two species are connected to each other through a complex temporal anomaly tied to the origin of the universe that prohibited each from destroying the other.


* AssShove: Referenced; Hermes and Zapp Brannigan each independently wonder where exactly one shoves things when dealing with a flying brain.

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* AssShove: Referenced; Hermes and Zapp Brannigan each independently wonder where exactly one shoves things when dealing with a flying brain.brain, and Bender informs Nibbler to 'cram it wherever you three-eyed critters traditionally cram things' when he believes he will have to walk across a narrow bridge over a deep pit.



* BerserkButton: The question of why a dead man had fallen out of Fry’s apartment drives Leela to return to Earth despite taking an important test, but the discovery that the man in the morgue who has been identified as Fry is actually [[spoiler:Walt]] prompts her to [[spoiler:mount a one-woman assault on Momcorp to find the answers]].

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* BerserkButton: The question of why a dead man had fallen out of Fry’s apartment drives Leela to immediately return to Earth despite taking an important test, but the discovery that the man in the morgue who has been identified as Fry is actually [[spoiler:Walt]] prompts her to [[spoiler:mount a one-woman assault on Momcorp to find the answers]].


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3700718/1/Blame-it-on-the-Brain Blame It on the Brain]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1181183/coldangel-omega coldangel omega]] is a "continuation" of WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} (written after the series originally ended but before ''Bender's Big Score''). Starting with the return of the Brainspawn when MomCorp and Wernstrom break the quantum interface breach that banished the Brainspawn, allowing one of the evil brains to return to the universe. As this solo Brainspawn becomes an ever-escalating threat, Mom tries to capture Fry and Nibbler for her own ends, forcing the rest of the Planet Express team into a desperate race against time to re-learn the history of the Nibblonian/Brainspawn war and prepare Fry for the final stand against an even more devastating foe.

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3700718/1/Blame-it-on-the-Brain Blame It on the Brain]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1181183/coldangel-omega coldangel omega]] is a "continuation" of WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} (written after the series originally ended but before ''Bender's Big Score''). Starting with the return of the Brainspawn when MomCorp [=MomCorp=] and Wernstrom break the quantum interface breach that banished the Brainspawn, allowing one of the evil brains to return to the universe. As this solo Brainspawn becomes an ever-escalating threat, Mom tries to capture Fry and Nibbler for her own ends, forcing the rest of the Planet Express team into a desperate race against time to re-learn the history of the Nibblonian/Brainspawn war and prepare Fry for the final stand against an even more devastating foe.



* TheBGrade: Continuing their vendetta, Farnsworth gives Wernstrom a B Plus grade for his role in Onespawn being unleashed on the universe

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* AssShove: Referenced; Hermes and Zapp Brannigan each independently wonder where exactly one shoves things when dealing with a flying brain.
* TheBGrade: Continuing their vendetta, Farnsworth gives Wernstrom a B Plus grade for his role in Onespawn being unleashed on the universeuniverse.



* BigDamnHeroes: Regardless of whether they see him as an idiotic source of cheap labour or the love of their life, the entire Planet Express crew join Fry for the final stand against Onespawn

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* BigDamnHeroes: Regardless of whether they see him as an idiotic source of cheap labour or the love of their life, the entire Planet Express crew join Fry for the final stand against OnespawnOnespawn.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Occurs to varying degrees, most notably with Onespawn’s mutation allowing it to perceive its fictional nature

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Occurs to varying degrees, most notably with Onespawn’s mutation allowing it to perceive its fictional naturenature.



* DisabilityImmunity: As in canon, Fry’s missing Delta brainwave leaves him an idiot, but also makes him immune to the Brainspawn

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* DisabilityImmunity: As in canon, Fry’s missing Delta brainwave leaves him an idiot, but also makes him immune to the BrainspawnBrainspawn.



* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: Referenced due to Fry’s defeats of the Brainspawn being unknown, and also implied at the conclusion of the storyline, as Fry’s role in the defeat of Onespawn and the salvation of the universe in general and Earth in particular is only explicitly known to a few key people
* HeroicSuicide: In a sense; when the AI of the ship Brezhnev realises that it has been subverted by Onespawn, it activates an emergency channel that causes a shipwide system burn with the goal of preventing Onespawn accessing its databanks

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: Referenced due to Fry’s defeats of the Brainspawn being unknown, and also implied at the conclusion of the storyline, as Fry’s role in the defeat of Onespawn and the salvation of the universe in general and Earth in particular is only explicitly known to a few key people
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* HeroicSuicide: In a sense; when the AI of the ship Brezhnev ''Brezhnev'' realises that it has been subverted by Onespawn, it activates an emergency channel that causes a shipwide system burn with the goal of preventing Onespawn accessing its databanksdatabanks.



* IdiotHoudini: Finally inverted for [[spoiler:Zapp Brannigan, who dies when the Nimbus crashes in the final showdown with Onespawn]].

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* IdiotHoudini: Finally inverted for [[spoiler:Zapp Brannigan, who dies when the Nimbus ''Nimbus'' crashes in the final showdown with Onespawn]].



* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Zoidberg participates in Fry and Bender’s efforts to rescue Nibbler from Mom, and is present when Nibbler explains the nature of Onespawn’s threat to Fry, Leela and Bender in Old New York, but they nevertheless easily let him go to distract the police at a crucial moment, and the rest of Planet Express don’t even wonder about his absence until they return to Earth after being abducted by Mom

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Zoidberg participates in Fry and Bender’s efforts to rescue Nibbler from Mom, and is present when Nibbler explains the nature of Onespawn’s threat to Fry, Leela and Bender in Old New York, but they nevertheless easily let him go to distract the police at a crucial moment, and the rest of Planet Express don’t even wonder about his absence until they return to Earth after being abducted by MomMom.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The whole crisis starts when MomCorp, employing Professor Wernstrom, open the quantum interface that Fry used to banish the Brainspawn and allow one to return to our universe.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The whole crisis starts when MomCorp, [=MomCorp=], employing Professor Wernstrom, open the quantum interface that Fry used to banish the Brainspawn and allow one to return to our universe.



* PortalBook: Onespawn both pulls villains out of books to fight Fry and tries to trap him and Leela in various other stories to stop him

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* PortalBook: Onespawn both pulls villains out of books to fight Fry and tries to trap him and Leela in various other stories to stop himhim.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Fry tries to deliver these when taking the Planet Express ship through a wave of Brainspawn, but he feels it doesn't count as he delivers the lines when Leela, Bender and Nibbler have been affected by the stupefication field so they're too idiotic to understand him.



* RefusingParadise: After the destruction of the Brainspawn, Fry [[spoiler:uses his temporary connection to the fabric of reality to create a ‘perfect’ world where at least he, Leela, Bender and Scruffy are living in the twentieth century, but Leela convinces him to restore reality with its flaws and challenges]].

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* RefusingParadise: After the [[spoiler:the destruction of the Brainspawn, Fry [[spoiler:uses uses his temporary connection to the fabric of reality to create a ‘perfect’ world where at least he, Leela, Bender and Scruffy are living in the twentieth century, but Leela convinces him to restore reality with its flaws and challenges]].


* BittersweetEnding: While [[spoiler:Earth is saved, the mutants are now publically accepted, and Fry isn't dead, the Nibblonians are gone, Earth has sustained serious damage, and Mom, her sons, and Zapp Brannigan are dead (they might have been jerks and idiots, but they did their part for Earth on a larger scale), even if Earth's new state of peace may help with the reconstruction]].



** Also, Fry suffers serious damage [[spoiler:when he takes his glove off his spacesuit to try and use the Lance of Fate in deep space, although 31st-century medicine is able to treat even Fry’s potential brain damage without immediate access to even Zoidberg to act as a doctor]].

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** Also, Fry suffers serious damage [[spoiler:when he takes his glove off his spacesuit to try and use the Lance of Fate in deep space, although 31st-century medicine on the Planet Express ship is able to treat even all of Fry’s injuries up to potential brain damage without immediate access to even Zoidberg to act as a doctor]].



* Determinator: Robot 1-X Ultima; Leela (its assigned target) only has a chance when fighting it because Mom wants her alive as a hostage to get Nibbler to talk at first, and it was too damaged to do a good job later.

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* Determinator: {{Determinator}}: Robot 1-X Ultima; Leela (its assigned target) only has a chance when fighting it because Mom wants her alive as a hostage to get Nibbler to talk at first, and it was too damaged to do a good job later.



* EnemyMine: The threat of Onespawn prompts Lrrr to agree to join forces with Mom to try and stop the greater threat

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* EnemyMine: The threat of Onespawn prompts Lrrr to agree to join forces with Mom to try and stop the greater threatthreat.
** Also invoked with [[spoiler:the Nibblonians bringing the Brainspawn back to this universe to help against Onespawn, but this plan significantly backfires when Onespawn takes control of the Brainspawn]].



* GodzillaThreshold: Invoked in various ways, ranging from [[spoiler:some Nibblonians choosing to bring the Brainspawn back to stop Onespawn to the Omicronians joining Earth to try and attack Onespawn]].

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* GodzillaThreshold: Invoked in various ways, ranging from [[spoiler:some Nibblonians choosing to bring the Brainspawn back to stop Onespawn to the Omicronians joining forces with Earth to try and attack Onespawn]].



* Morton’sFork: Invoked when Lrr contacts the Momship when it enters the Omicron system;

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* Morton’sFork: MortonsFork: Invoked when Lrr contacts the Momship when it enters the Omicron system;



* NiceJobBreakingItVillain: The whole crisis starts when MomCorp, employing Professor Wernstrom, open the quantum interface that Fry used to banish the Brainspawn and allow one to return

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* NiceJobBreakingItVillain: NiceJobFixingItVillain: The whole crisis starts when MomCorp, employing Professor Wernstrom, open the quantum interface that Fry used to banish the Brainspawn and allow one to returnreturn to our universe.


'''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3700718/1/Blame-it-on-the-Brain Blame it on the Brain]]''' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1181183/coldangel-omega coldangel omega]] is a ‘continuation’ of WesternAnimation/Futurama (written after the series originally ended but before Bender’s Big Score). Starting with the return of the Brainspawn when MomCorp and Wernstrom break the quantum interface breach that banished the Brainspawn, allowing one of the evil brains to return to the universe. As this solo Brainspawn becomes an ever-escalating threat, Mom tries to capture Fry and Nibbler for her own ends, forcing the rest of the Planet Express team into a desperate race against time to re-learn the history of the Nibblonian/Brainspawn war and prepare Fry for the final stand against an even more devastating foe.

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!!''Blame it It on the Brain'' contains provides examples of:


* ImMyOwnGrampa: Referenced explicitly due to Fry’s actions in 1947.
** Technically referenced for the Brainspawns and Nibblonians, as they are connected to each other through a complex temporal anomaly tied to the origin of the universe that prohibited each from destroying the other.


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* MyOwnGrampa: Referenced explicitly due to Fry’s actions in 1947.
** Technically referenced for the Brainspawns and Nibblonians, as they are connected to each other through a complex temporal anomaly tied to the origin of the universe that prohibited each from destroying the other.


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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3700718/1/Blame-it-on-the-Brain Blame it on the Brain]]’’ by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1181183/coldangel-omega coldangel omega]] is a ‘continuation’ of WesternAnimation/Futurama (written after the series originally ended but before Bender’s Big Score). Starting with the return of the Brainspawn when MomCorp and Wernstrom break the quantum interface breach that banished the Brainspawn, allowing one of the evil brains to return to the universe. As this solo Brainspawn becomes an ever-escalating threat, Mom tries to capture Fry and Nibbler for her own ends, forcing the rest of the Planet Express team into a desperate race against time to re-learn the history of the Nibblonian/Brainspawn war and prepare Fry for the final stand against an even more devastating foe.

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'''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3700718/1/Blame-it-on-the-Brain Blame it on the Brain]]’’ Brain]]''' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1181183/coldangel-omega coldangel omega]] is a ‘continuation’ of WesternAnimation/Futurama (written after the series originally ended but before Bender’s Big Score). Starting with the return of the Brainspawn when MomCorp and Wernstrom break the quantum interface breach that banished the Brainspawn, allowing one of the evil brains to return to the universe. As this solo Brainspawn becomes an ever-escalating threat, Mom tries to capture Fry and Nibbler for her own ends, forcing the rest of the Planet Express team into a desperate race against time to re-learn the history of the Nibblonian/Brainspawn war and prepare Fry for the final stand against an even more devastating foe.



** Also referenced by Farnsworth and the rest of the crew; when Farnsworth can prove that Fry couldn’t have been [[spoiler:the victim who fell out of his apartment as Planet Express’s surveillance proves Fry visited the Professor half an hour after he ‘died’, Hermes initially considers it human error, but Amy points out the absences of Leela, Bender and Zoidberg and a recent power blackout, and Farnsworth confirms that this is too many coincidences to be a coincidence]].

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** Also referenced by Farnsworth and the rest of the crew; when Farnsworth can prove that Fry couldn’t have been [[spoiler:the victim who fell out of his apartment as Planet Express’s surveillance proves Fry visited the Professor half an hour after he ‘died’, Hermes initially considers it human error, but Amy points out the absences of Leela, Bender and Zoidberg and Zoidberg, as well as a recent power blackout, and Farnsworth confirms that this is too many coincidences to be a coincidence]].



---> '''Lrrr:''' Hear me now! You have ten seconds to surrender and be destroyed- or we will destroy you!

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---> '''Lrrr:''' Hear me now! You have ten seconds to surrender and be destroyed- or we will destroy ''destroy'' you!

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Blame it on the Brain TVTrops

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3700718/1/Blame-it-on-the-Brain Blame it on the Brain]]’’ by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1181183/coldangel-omega coldangel omega]] is a ‘continuation’ of WesternAnimation/Futurama (written after the series originally ended but before Bender’s Big Score). Starting with the return of the Brainspawn when MomCorp and Wernstrom break the quantum interface breach that banished the Brainspawn, allowing one of the evil brains to return to the universe. As this solo Brainspawn becomes an ever-escalating threat, Mom tries to capture Fry and Nibbler for her own ends, forcing the rest of the Planet Express team into a desperate race against time to re-learn the history of the Nibblonian/Brainspawn war and prepare Fry for the final stand against an even more devastating foe.

!!''Blame it on the Brain'' contains examples of:

*TheBGrade: Continuing their vendetta, Farnsworth gives Wernstrom a B Plus grade for his role in Onespawn being unleashed on the universe
*BerserkButton: The question of why a dead man had fallen out of Fry’s apartment drives Leela to return to Earth despite taking an important test, but the discovery that the man in the morgue who has been identified as Fry is actually [[spoiler:Walt]] prompts her to [[spoiler:mount a one-woman assault on Momcorp to find the answers]].
*BigDamnHeroes: Regardless of whether they see him as an idiotic source of cheap labour or the love of their life, the entire Planet Express crew join Fry for the final stand against Onespawn
*BreakingTheFourthWall: Occurs to varying degrees, most notably with Onespawn’s mutation allowing it to perceive its fictional nature
*CallBack: Fry, Leela, Bender and Zoidberg learn the truth about the Brainspawn and Nibbler near the same location in Old New York where Leela removed her career chip on the day she first met Fry and Bender.
*ChainOfPeople: The Planet Express crew use this to get Fry up into the sky for the final confrontation with Onespawn, through methods including Amy’s party-board, Scruffy’s hoverbike, or Zoidberg in a jetpack
*TheChewToy: Ultima takes several beatings over the course of its hunt for Leela
** Also, Fry suffers serious damage [[spoiler:when he takes his glove off his spacesuit to try and use the Lance of Fate in deep space, although 31st-century medicine is able to treat even Fry’s potential brain damage without immediate access to even Zoidberg to act as a doctor]].
*CombatPragmatist: Fry manages to knock Walt out in their first confrontation by letting Walt shock him with a nervejam stunner- a futuristic taser- while simultaneously grabbing Walt, with the result that both of them get shocked.
*ComicallyMissingThePoint: Used on a few occasions on the part of Professor Farnsworth, as his senility causes him to misinterpret what everyone around him is talking about at first.
*ContrivedCoincidence: Referenced by Larry, when he wonders if it’s odd that Fry should turn out to be so important after the brothers’ previous encounters with him; Walt dismisses it as ‘cosmic providence’.
** Also referenced by Farnsworth and the rest of the crew; when Farnsworth can prove that Fry couldn’t have been [[spoiler:the victim who fell out of his apartment as Planet Express’s surveillance proves Fry visited the Professor half an hour after he ‘died’, Hermes initially considers it human error, but Amy points out the absences of Leela, Bender and Zoidberg and a recent power blackout, and Farnsworth confirms that this is too many coincidences to be a coincidence]].
*Determinator: Robot 1-X Ultima; Leela (its assigned target) only has a chance when fighting it because Mom wants her alive as a hostage to get Nibbler to talk at first, and it was too damaged to do a good job later.
*DeusExMachina: The entire crisis ends when Fry [[spoiler:stabs Onespawn with the Lance of Fate, a weapon forged from the fabric of the universe itself, with its destruction merging the Brainspawn and Nibblonians and giving Fry the temporary power to remake reality]].
*DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Walt dies when he falls out of Fry and Bender’s apartment during a fight with Fry]].
*DisabilityImmunity: As in canon, Fry’s missing Delta brainwave leaves him an idiot, but also makes him immune to the Brainspawn
** Partially used for Wernstrom; after being subjected to Onespawn’s mind control to such an intense degree that he’s left mentally crippled, he develops a degree of resistance to it, able to hold on to what remains of his mind even if his body briefly falls under its control.
*DontTouchItYouIdiot: Wernstrom opens the rift that banished the Brainspawn even when one of his research team suggests that whatever was banished was sent away for a good reason.
*DownerEnding: Seems like this at first, until Leela [[spoiler:realises the meaning of Fry’s last words to her and is able to find him]].
*EnemyMine: The threat of Onespawn prompts Lrrr to agree to join forces with Mom to try and stop the greater threat
*EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Goes both ways for Mom; despite her treatment of her sons in canon, she [[spoiler:shows escalating grief when Walt, Inger and Larry (in that order) are killed in the course of the story]].
*GodzillaThreshold: Invoked in various ways, ranging from [[spoiler:some Nibblonians choosing to bring the Brainspawn back to stop Onespawn to the Omicronians joining Earth to try and attack Onespawn]].
*TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: Referenced due to Fry’s defeats of the Brainspawn being unknown, and also implied at the conclusion of the storyline, as Fry’s role in the defeat of Onespawn and the salvation of the universe in general and Earth in particular is only explicitly known to a few key people
*HeroicSuicide: In a sense; when the AI of the ship Brezhnev realises that it has been subverted by Onespawn, it activates an emergency channel that causes a shipwide system burn with the goal of preventing Onespawn accessing its databanks
*HoistByHisOwnPetard: Nearly happens to Fry; when he [[spoiler:almost falls onto the Lance of Fate, he wonders idly what kind of temporal damage would have been caused by such an action]].
*IdiotHoudini: Finally inverted for [[spoiler:Zapp Brannigan, who dies when the Nimbus crashes in the final showdown with Onespawn]].
*ImMyOwnGrampa: Referenced explicitly due to Fry’s actions in 1947.
** Technically referenced for the Brainspawns and Nibblonians, as they are connected to each other through a complex temporal anomaly tied to the origin of the universe that prohibited each from destroying the other.
*IronButtMonkey: Doctors examining Fry note his long list of twisted injuries- temporary decapitation, multiple amputations of his hands, arm and nose, etc.- to the point that they’re amazed he’s even alive
*JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Particularly for Bender; while he tries to act aloof and uninterested, he still panics and shows grief when he thought Fry was dead, and shows some sympathy for the situation when [[spoiler:Nibbler explains what will happen to the Nibblonians if they use the Lance]].
*LethallyStupid: Zapp Brannigan nearly completely misses playing any part in the showdown against Onespawn because he thinks Pluto isn’t a real planet, and nearly compromises Earth’s new alliance with the Omicronians by not showing them respect
*LetsYouAndHimFight: When Ultima attacks the sewers in search of Leela, it is delayed by a confrontation with El Chupanibre (although not for very long)
*LovableSexManiac: Invoked with Scruffy, ranging from his suggestion that Amy get ‘nekkid’ when the two of them are left in a cell with Hermes after Mom captured them as hostages to ensure Farnsworth’s assistance, to commenting that he’s strangely aroused by being beaten up by Mom when she’s feeling frustrated during the battle with Onespawn
*Metaphorgotten: Fry’s thoughts upon waking up after being captured by Mom;
---> It was the kind of awakening that marched into the foyer of consciousness, insulted someone's mother, and then proceeded to urinate on the nearest pot-plant
*MoralityPet: Bender pushes through his programmed love for the 1-X robots when faced with a ‘choice’ between the Ultima 1-X robot and his genuine love for Fry and Leela
*MoreExpendableThanYou: Comically used when Zoidberg volunteers to distract the police guarding Planet Express on Mom’s orders so Fry, Leela, Bender and Nibbler can steal the ship; he points out that the other three are needed at this point where he isn’t, and Leela even explicitly states that nobody actually wants Zoidberg
*Morton’sFork: Invoked when Lrr contacts the Momship when it enters the Omicron system;
---> '''Lrrr:''' Hear me now! You have ten seconds to surrender and be destroyed- or we will destroy you!
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Zoidberg participates in Fry and Bender’s efforts to rescue Nibbler from Mom, and is present when Nibbler explains the nature of Onespawn’s threat to Fry, Leela and Bender in Old New York, but they nevertheless easily let him go to distract the police at a crucial moment, and the rest of Planet Express don’t even wonder about his absence until they return to Earth after being abducted by Mom
*NiceJobBreakingItVillain: The whole crisis starts when MomCorp, employing Professor Wernstrom, open the quantum interface that Fry used to banish the Brainspawn and allow one to return
*NoodleIncident: Fry compares [[spoiler:claiming the Lance of Fate]] to the time they had to steal the Spear of Destiny from the Louvre, although [[spoiler:this may never happened considering the Lance’s unique relationship to space/time and Fry himself]].
*NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Referenced with [[spoiler:Fry during his fight with Walt; the two fall out of Fry’s apartment, but Fry survives because Walt’s bloody corpse broke his fall]].
*OmnicidalManiac: Onespawn’s final goal is the destruction of all reality as its ability to perceive its fictional nature causes it to believe existence is pointless
*ParadoxPerson: Fry’s status as his own grandfather is important for more reasons than just his lack of the Delta Brainwave; [[spoiler:as revealed by Nibbler, the Brainspawn and the Nibblonians are essentially the same race (the universe was created by a ‘mass-inversion event’ that turned the nothingness of pre-universe into the ‘something-ness’ of the universe, so the Brainspawn are the inversion of the Nibblonians who came before it/the Nibblonians are the pre-reflection of the Brainspawn), with the result that the three are linked as a complex cosmic trinity due their shared state of self-manifestation]].
*PortalBook: Onespawn both pulls villains out of books to fight Fry and tries to trap him and Leela in various other stories to stop him
*RammingAlwaysWorks: Subverted; with the Nimbus’s weapons inoperable, Zapp Brannigan resorts to trying to ram Onespawn with the ship itself, [[spoiler:but the collision does nothing more than cause so much damage that it kills Brannigan himself]].
*RealityWarper: Due to its mutation, Onespawn gains the ability to warp reality by manipulating its connection to the underlying structure of the universe
*RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Wernstrom asks for this when he sacrifices himself to try and destroy Onespawn, although his actions fail to destroy the monster and it’s never made clear if anyone else actually considers him forgiven for his role in prior events due to this act]].
*RefusingParadise: After the destruction of the Brainspawn, Fry [[spoiler:uses his temporary connection to the fabric of reality to create a ‘perfect’ world where at least he, Leela, Bender and Scruffy are living in the twentieth century, but Leela convinces him to restore reality with its flaws and challenges]].
*SanitySlippage: Ultima and Onespawn, to varying degrees, as Ultima’s battle-damage and Onespawn’s self-evolution each compromise their mental states in different ways
*ShootTheShaggyDog: Played with; the only way to stop the Brainspawn [[spoiler:erases the Nibblonians from existence, destroying Nibblonian culture after it has existed since the beginning of the universe, with no way to know what the two races will become when brought together]].
*TakingYouWithMe: Technically used for the Brainspawn and the Nibblonians; [[spoiler:the circumstances of their existence mean that neither side can destroy the other without destroying themselves, and the only way to end the threat of the Brainspawn for good would technically destroy the Nibblonians by merging the two into one species]]
*YouAreNotReady: Implied when Nibbler rejects Mom’s demands for the quantum interface bomb.
---> '''Nibbler:''' Would you relinquish control of your thermonuclear arsenal to an ill-tempered racoon?

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