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* InternalReveal: Steve and Eli now know about the trolls in Arcadia and that Jim is somehow a hero involved in all of it.



* WhamEpisode: Steve and Eli now know about the trolls in Arcadia and that Jim is somehow a hero involved in all of it.


* WhamEpisode: Steve and Eli now knows about the trolls in Arcadia and that Jim is somehow a hero involved in all of it.

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* WhamEpisode: Steve and Eli now knows know about the trolls in Arcadia and that Jim is somehow a hero involved in all of it.


* CouchGag/CreditsGag: At the end of the episode, the usual intro is played with Steve and Eli singing a goofy "Creepslayerz" theme-song to the usual music, followed by a goofy commentary in the end credits.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Eli shows off his StringTheory board, it is not as fully fleshed as it will eventually be, but it still has early hints at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toEfGyZ6Jv4 the bigger picture]] of the ''WesternAnimation/TalesOfArcadia'' trilogy. Notably, Eli is already openly speculating about the possible involvement of Wizards and aliens.

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* CouchGag/CreditsGag: CreditsGag: At the end of the episode, the usual intro is played with Steve and Eli singing a goofy "Creepslayerz" theme-song to the usual music, followed by a goofy commentary in the end credits.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Eli shows off his StringTheory board, it is not as fully fleshed as it will eventually be, but it still has early hints at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toEfGyZ6Jv4 the bigger picture]] of the ''WesternAnimation/TalesOfArcadia'' trilogy. Notably, Eli is already openly speculating about the possible involvement of Wizards wizards and aliens.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Eli shows off his StringTheory board, it is not as fully fleshed as it will eventually be, but it still has early hints at the bigger picture of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toEfGyZ6Jv4 the Tales of Arcadia trilogy]]. Notably, Eli is already openly speculating about the possible involvement of Wizards and aliens.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Eli shows off his StringTheory board, it is not as fully fleshed as it will eventually be, but it still has early hints at the bigger picture of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toEfGyZ6Jv4 the Tales bigger picture]] of Arcadia trilogy]].the ''WesternAnimation/TalesOfArcadia'' trilogy. Notably, Eli is already openly speculating about the possible involvement of Wizards and aliens.


* InappropriateSpeakAndSpell: Eli has a Speak and Spell in his room despite being in high school. Handy for the goblin, though.

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* InappropriateSpeakAndSpell: Eli has a toy that's half Speak and Spell and half See 'n Say in his room despite being in high school. Handy for The goblin tinkers it so it can say the goblin, though.word "kill".


* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Eli shows off his StringTheory board, it is not as fully fleshed as it will eventually be, but it still has early hints at the bigger picture of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toEfGyZ6Jv4 the Tales of Arcadia trilogy]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Eli shows off his StringTheory board, it is not as fully fleshed as it will eventually be, but it still has early hints at the bigger picture of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toEfGyZ6Jv4 the Tales of Arcadia trilogy]]. Notably, Eli is already openly speculating about the possible involvement of Wizards and aliens.

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* AnotherSideAnotherStory: The episode reveals what Steve and Eli were up to during the events of the previous episode. During certain moments, each group briefly encounters the other with little to no context of what exactly is going on.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Eli shows off his StringTheory board, it is not as fully fleshed as it will eventually be, but it still has early hints at the bigger picture of [[https://www.netflix.com/watch/80148751?trackId=14159730 The Tales of Arcadia Trilogy]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Eli shows off his StringTheory board, it is not as fully fleshed as it will eventually be, but it still has early hints at the bigger picture of [[https://www.netflix.com/watch/80148751?trackId=14159730 The youtube.com/watch?v=toEfGyZ6Jv4 the Tales of Arcadia Trilogy]].trilogy]].


* SecretKeeper: Eli knows that Steve's mom is dating Coach Lawrence and Steve knows Eli's EmbarrassingMiddleName.



** Eli knows that Steve's mom is dating Coach Lawrence and Steve knows Eli's EmbarrassingMiddleName.





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* {{Expy}}: Steve loogies into Eli's anti-monster cocktail, claiming to add [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds human germs in-case Jim is an alien]].



* RightBehindMe: Inverted. It isn't until late in Dictatious's [[EvilGloating villainous monologue]] does he realize that Otto stopped listening and has already walked off.

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* RightBehindMe: Inverted.{{Inverted|Trope}}. It isn't until late in Dictatious's [[EvilGloating villainous monologue]] does he realize that Otto stopped listening and has already walked off.

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* TheReveal: Toby's flour sack mysteriously survived the previous episode because he missed throwing it at the Gruesome leading to Steve and Eli using theirs instead.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Eli shows off his StringTheory board, it is not as fully fleshed as it will eventually be, but it still has early hints at the bigger picture of [[https://www.netflix.com/watch/80148751?trackId=14159730 The Tales of Arcadia Trilogy]].


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* POVSequel: The episode takes place during the events of "[[Recap/TrollhuntersS2E8JustAddWater Just Add Water]]" from Steve and Eli's end. Alternatively, we receive more context of Dictatious's perspective at the Janus Order's hideout.



* SynchronousEpisodes: The episode takes place during the events of "[[Recap/TrollhuntersS2E8JustAddWater Just Add Water]]" from Steve and Eli's end. Alternatively, we receive more context of Dictatious's perspective at the Janus Order's hideout.



* XtremeKoolLetterz: They call their duo "Creepslayerz."

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: They call their duo "Creepslayerz.""
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In a revealing flashback episode, Otto and Dictatious vie for Gunmar's ear while an increasingly paranoid Steve finds an unlikely ally.

!! Tropes for this episode include:
* AbusiveParents: It is implied that Steve's hostility came from his father.
* AintTooProudToBeg: After wandering around the hideout for hours with no progress, Dictatious grabs a nearby changeling and begs for help, only for the changeling to [[JustFollowingOrders deny him as an order from Otto]].
* BreatherEpisode: Not only are the main characters relegated to the background, but Steve and Eli's antics end up making them the PluckyComicRelief LockedOutOfTheLoop, giving the viewers a break from the struggles of the main heroes.
* BullyAndWimpPairing: Steve and Eli end up teaming up out a misguided need to [[ParanormalInvestigation investigate the monster activity in Arcadia]] and Jim's involvement.
* BullyingADragon: Throughout the episode, Otto takes extra care to make life for Dictatious as hard as possible, even making it so that no changeling will help him as he struggles to find the exit.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Wimpy geek Eli has been collecting fireworks and ninja stars for the day when he encounters a vicious monster. If the show were geared towards an older audience, [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} this would be distressing]].
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Steve and Eli's first assumptions about Jim.
--> '''Steve:''' Jim is a shape-shifter that's leading a creeper army. He's a maniac that's gotta be stopped.
* ContinuityNod: Eli's first glimpse of monster activity was when the main characters were evading Bular in "[[Recap/TrollhuntersS1E2BecomingPart2 Becoming: Part 2]]."
* CouchGag/CreditsGag: At the end of the episode, the usual intro is played with Steve and Eli singing a goofy "Creepslayerz" theme-song to the usual music, followed by a goofy commentary in the end credits.
* {{Expy}}: Steve loogies into Eli's anti-monster cocktail, claiming to add [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds human germs in-case Jim is an alien]].
* GaggingOnYourWords: Steve does this when trying to tell Eli that Jim is a good guy.
* HeelRealization: Steve's opinion of Jim shifts when he sees Jim manifesting his armor to fight the gruesome and hearing him declare that he is protecting Arcadia.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Steve and Eli are paired off for the EggSitting assignment. Things only get weirder from there.
* InappropriateSpeakAndSpell: Eli has a Speak and Spell in his room despite being in high school. Handy for the goblin, though.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Due to Dictatious's blindness, Otto takes the time to humiliate him, denying to help him in any way possible (a well as preventing anybody else from doing the same) as he plots to take his place as TheDragon.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Eli and Steve's name for the various creatures in Arcadia are "creepers." Justified, since they don't know anything about trolls, goblins or gruesomes.
* OutOfContextEavesdropping: When Eli and Steve listen in on Blinky, Draal and Aaarrrgghh!!!'s roleplaying game, they think they are planning some sort of massacre.
* PhonyPsychic: This episode reveals that Dictatious is making up the claim that he is [[BlindSeer receiving visions from Argante]] in order to one-up Otto and get back into Gunmar's favor.
* POVSequel: The episode takes place during the events of "[[Recap/TrollhuntersS2E8JustAddWater Just Add Water]]" from Steve and Eli's end. Alternatively, we receive more context of Dictatious's perspective at the Janus Order's hideout.
* RightBehindMe: Inverted. It isn't until late in Dictatious's [[EvilGloating villainous monologue]] does he realize that Otto stopped listening and has already walked off.
* ScaryFlashlightFace: Eli uses one for dramatic effect when he explains his experiences to Steve.
* SecretSecretKeeper: Becomes this as he and Eli realize that Jim is somehow connected to all of the weird activity in Arcadia, but keep it quiet because he ''knows'' that whatever Jim's secret is, he's on the side of good.
** Eli knows that Steve's mom is dating Coach Lawrence and Steve knows Eli's EmbarrassingMiddleName.
* StringTheory: Eli keeps a tac-board beneath his alien poster detailing his "findings" of supernatural activity.
* TeacherParentRomance: Coach Lawrence is currently dating Steve's mother. He tries to act as a replacement father-figure to him despite his hostility and ends up embarrassing him in public. Eli is the only person who knows this.
* TranslatorCollar: The goblin uses Eli's speak and spell to communicate, giving them misleading details that Jim Lake is the cause of Arcadia's monster activity and that he's evil.
* UnknownRival: Downplayed. While Jim and Steve have a mutual contempt of each other, "nemesis" is a bit too strong of a word Jim would use for Steve as Steve does for him.
* WhamEpisode: Steve and Eli now knows about the trolls in Arcadia and that Jim is somehow a hero involved in all of it.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: They call their duo "Creepslayerz."

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