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* CastOfSnowflakes: The Fiends are like this, but the slugs aren't. While there are many different types of slugs, with more being introduced in specific updates for new levels, you'll run into many of the same slug, and [[CaptainObvious obviously]] they won't all be the same character.

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* CastOfSnowflakes: The Fiends are like this, but the slugs aren't. While there are many different types of slugs, with more being introduced in specific updates for new levels, you'll run into many of the same slug, and [[CaptainObvious obviously]] they won't all be the same character.


* EarlyBirdCameo: Seriously's [[https://www.facebook.com/SeriouslyHQ/videos/2288517824705092/?__tn__=-R five year celebration video]] gave early previews of three new Fiends: Ru the panda ant, a vinula, and Dina the Hickory Horned Devil. The latter was released just a week after this surprise appearance, albeit with a slightly modified design.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Seriously's [[https://www.facebook.com/SeriouslyHQ/videos/2288517824705092/?__tn__=-R five year celebration video]] gave early previews of three new Fiends: Ru the panda ant, a vinula, Dougie the vinula moth, and Dina the Hickory Horned Devil. The latter was released just a week after this surprise appearance, albeit with a slightly modified design.


The series also has various CGI web shorts released sporadically on the game's Website/YouTube account, the playlist containing them can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1f_4ljw6efAXndWWWyIWAVoGYXRf8N1O here.]]

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The series also has various CGI web shorts animated by Creator/ReelFXCreativeStudios, which are released sporadically on the game's Website/YouTube account, the playlist containing them can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1f_4ljw6efAXndWWWyIWAVoGYXRf8N1O here.]]

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* PlayEveryDay: The game encourages daily playing, with a special daily calendar for prizes, a new on-map event every day, and various holiday events that give a special costume in an allotted time amount.


* CartoonBomb: A bomb in this style is the most commonly dropped reward item for filling out a Fiend's meter, which acts like another piece and deals heavier damage. There are a few variants on how they explode and take out pieces: horizontal, vertical, X-shaped, and a square. Rascal has a special bomb that shoots out two horizontal lines at once. As well, some levels have a black bomb that can only be activated by another bomb, and doing so clears out the entire map.

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* CartoonBomb: A bomb in this style is the most commonly dropped reward item for filling out a Fiend's meter, which acts like another piece and deals heavier damage. There are a few variants on how they explode and take out pieces: horizontal, vertical, X-shaped, and a square. Rascal has a special bomb that shoots out two horizontal lines at once.once, while Thorn has the same ability that launches vertically instead. As well, some levels have a black bomb that can only be activated by another bomb, and doing so clears out the entire map.

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* HiddenPurposeTest: The short "Howie's Gift" tells the story about how Howie, the wizard lizard, managed to get his "greatest gift" when he was younger, going through three tests to prove that he is brave and kind of heart to earn a power beyond his wildest dream. It turns out [[spoiler:he was ''always'' a wizard. The gift was how he got his British accent]].

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The series also has various CGI web shorts released sporadically on the game's Website/YouTube account, the playlist containing them can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1f_4ljw6efAXndWWWyIWAVoGYXRf8N1O here.]]


* EarlyBirdCameo: Seriously's [[https://www.facebook.com/SeriouslyHQ/videos/2288517824705092/?__tn__=-R five year celebration video]] gave early previews of three new Fiends: a panda ant, a vinula, and Dina the Hickory Horned Devil. The latter was released just a week after this surprise appearance, albeit with a slightly modified design.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Seriously's [[https://www.facebook.com/SeriouslyHQ/videos/2288517824705092/?__tn__=-R five year celebration video]] gave early previews of three new Fiends: a Ru the panda ant, a vinula, and Dina the Hickory Horned Devil. The latter was released just a week after this surprise appearance, albeit with a slightly modified design.

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* BoringButPractical: The Earthworms' special ability. They don't get a flashy bomb to stick on the board or a big animation to remove tons of pieces. All they do is shoot out a firework directly at a Slug. It doesn't change the board in any way, but it delivers a quick burst of attack power, which can be ridiculously useful in a pinch.

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* HolidayMode: Certain holidays will create different events to play themed around the holiday for special costumes for Fiends, along with changes to the Slugs and soundtrack. The background of the hub world will also be added to as well at times.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Seriously's [[https://www.facebook.com/SeriouslyHQ/videos/2288517824705092/?__tn__=-R five year celebration video]] gave early previews of three new Fiends: a panda ant, a vinula, and Dina the Hickory Horned Devil. The latter was released just a week after this surprise appearance, albeit with a slightly modified design.


* ShoutOut: A boatload. The developers definitely seem to be [[OneOfUs delightfully nerdy]].
** The characters themselves:
*** Edward's name comes from [[Literature/{{Twilight}} a certain literary figure]].
*** Karma, a chameleon, gets her name from the Music/CultureClub song "Karma Chameleon".
*** Gene is named for Creator/GeneKelly, well known for his tapdancing abilities.
*** Temper is a Franchise/{{Batman}} parody UpToEleven, even parodying the famous "hero that Gotham deserves" line in his side quest.
*** [[Creator/DennisHopper Dennis]] is a grass''hopper''.
*** Newt is a reference to UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, with his description saying he had an apple fall on his head as a tadpole and that he too has a connection with physics, ''defying'' them rather than ''defining'' them via his super fast tongue.
*** Freddie is no doubt an homage to [[{{Music/Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], being a one-man band (which Mercury effectively was, being a musical virtuoso).
*** One of the most obvious references has to be Lapoleon, with his imperial ambitions à la UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte.
*** Not only is Kim, an earthworm, named like ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', it's heavily implied she's his little sister, and has grown up in his shadow to the point that [[BerserkButton she probably would not react well to hearing his name in conversation]].
*** Probably averted with the characters Gordon and Wu, who as of June 2017 are listed side-by-side on the Strawberry Patch page. Why exactly Seriously would be giving a nod to an 80-year-old Hong Kong billionaire businessman is uncertain.
** The levels:
*** 80: [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Game of]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Thorns]]
*** 95: [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Temple of Boom]]
*** 160: [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Sludge Dread]]
*** 381: [[Music/LinkinPark Linking Park]]
*** 417: [[Literature/TheShining The]] [[Film/TheShining Shining]]
*** 421: [[Music/TheRollingStones Rolling Stones]]
*** 562 is called "Get Down!", which doesn't seem too unusual until you get to the next one which is called "Get Down Again!", probably a reference to the "Little Tortilla Boy" joke by comedian Creator/PabloFrancisco.
*** 681: [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi It's a]] [[MemeticMutation Trap!]]
*** 683 squeezes in another musical reference via its title "[[Music/AreYouExperienced Purple Maze]]".
*** Not only is 691 called [[Franchise/MortalKombat "Test Your Mite"]], it even gets as close to replicating the TYM display as you can get in this game.
*** Yet another musical reference appears via the Hero World Tour area: the [[Music/LedZeppelin Dread Zeppelin]].

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* ShoutOut: A boatload. The developers definitely seem to be [[OneOfUs delightfully nerdy]].
** The characters themselves:
*** Edward's name comes from [[Literature/{{Twilight}} a certain literary figure]].
*** Karma, a chameleon, gets her name from the Music/CultureClub song "Karma Chameleon".
*** Gene is named
[[ShoutOut/BestFiends Has its own page for Creator/GeneKelly, well known for his tapdancing abilities.
*** Temper is a Franchise/{{Batman}} parody UpToEleven, even parodying the famous "hero that Gotham deserves" line in his side quest.
*** [[Creator/DennisHopper Dennis]] is a grass''hopper''.
*** Newt is a reference to UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, with his description saying he had an apple fall on his head as a tadpole and that he too has a connection with physics, ''defying'' them rather than ''defining'' them via his super fast tongue.
*** Freddie is no doubt an homage to [[{{Music/Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], being a one-man band (which Mercury effectively was, being a musical virtuoso).
*** One of the most obvious references has to be Lapoleon, with his imperial ambitions à la UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte.
*** Not only is Kim, an earthworm, named like ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', it's heavily implied she's his little sister, and has grown up in his shadow to the point that [[BerserkButton she probably would not react well to hearing his name in conversation]].
*** Probably averted with the characters Gordon and Wu, who as of June 2017 are listed side-by-side on the Strawberry Patch page. Why exactly Seriously would be giving a nod to an 80-year-old Hong Kong billionaire businessman is uncertain.
** The levels:
*** 80: [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Game of]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Thorns]]
*** 95: [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Temple of Boom]]
*** 160: [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Sludge Dread]]
*** 381: [[Music/LinkinPark Linking Park]]
*** 417: [[Literature/TheShining The]] [[Film/TheShining Shining]]
*** 421: [[Music/TheRollingStones Rolling Stones]]
*** 562 is called "Get Down!", which doesn't seem too unusual until you get to the next one which is called "Get Down Again!", probably a reference to the "Little Tortilla Boy" joke by comedian Creator/PabloFrancisco.
*** 681: [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi It's a]] [[MemeticMutation Trap!]]
*** 683 squeezes in another musical reference via its title "[[Music/AreYouExperienced Purple Maze]]".
*** Not only is 691 called [[Franchise/MortalKombat "Test Your Mite"]], it even gets as close to replicating the TYM display as you can get in this game.
*** Yet another musical reference appears via the Hero World Tour area: the [[Music/LedZeppelin Dread Zeppelin]].
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Eight Fiends[[note]]Bo, Edward, Gene, Howie, [=JoJo=], Temper, Whisper, and Gordon[[/note]] have gotten solo mission packs, side quests that each feature only the respective Fiend as a playable character. Initially, they only had 20 levels and the prizes were diamonds, gold, and keys, but they've since been augmented to 30 levels with a new costume for the quest's main character at stake.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Eight Nine Fiends[[note]]Bo, Edward, Gene, Howie, [=JoJo=], Temper, Whisper, Gordon, and Gordon[[/note]] Woody[[/note]] have gotten solo mission packs, side quests that each feature only the respective Fiend as a playable character. Initially, they only had 20 levels and the prizes were diamonds, gold, and keys, but they've since been augmented to 30 levels with a new costume for the quest's main character at stake.

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* EnfantTerrible: The short "Baby Slug's Day Out" features a baby slug that is adopted by the Fiends in an attempt to prove "nurture vs. nature". Only Howie is able to see the slug's true evil motives, but no one believes him.


* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Sometimes all that separates the girls from the boys are eyelashes and/or lipstick. [[AvertedTrope Brittle doesn't get anything like that till later on, and Karma doesn't get any at all.]]

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Sometimes all that separates the girls from the boys are eyelashes and/or lipstick. [[AvertedTrope Brittle doesn't get anything like that till later on, and Karma doesn't get any at all.]]




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* UpbringingMakesTheHero: The Baby Slug challenges has the player collecting carrots to feed a baby slug. Raising them like this ends up keeping them from being corrupted by the Slug Army.

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