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Ask the Main Four is a mockumentary/teen melodrama ask/story blog of the South Park fandom. The blog debuted on Tumblr on September 23, 2014 and concluded with an three-part epilogue on November 13 and 15, 2018. Followers (as their peers) can ask Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick (and occasional guest Butters Stotch), questions about themselves. Due to being created during season 18, the story doesn't include elements from season 20 onwards. Nearly all characters were portrayed by Scribble Sibyl (her real name and origin are both undisclosed for private reasons). The other characters were portrayed by the author's former friend, known only as Rosey.

Eric Cartman makes the first entry by suddenly telling his friends they are going to be part of a video log. Despite some protest from Kyle, they go along with it, with the expectation of it being fun. The story has its own pace, but some things can change in the already written storyline depending on the questions. The author gives restrictions to the questions because of this.

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The art style and story has quickly made the blog one of the most popular of the fandom.

The story in the blog provides example of:

  • 15 Minutes of Fame: Invoked.
  • Aborted Arc: The third arc (and the blog itself) has been suddenly concluded without any resolution—as confirmed by Sibyl.
  • Academic Alpha Bitch / Go-Getter Girl: Downplayed with Wendy. Kyle has said she is his academic rival and she does donations.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Clyde has once confessed to Craig about having a crush on him. Craig's feelings weren't mutual with him, however.
  • All There in the Manual: Sibyl the admisitrator, when asked about it, gives details that otherwise would be unknown due to the characters keeping their privacy; such as their penis sizes.
  • Alpha Bitch: Red Tucker.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Kyle's adopted younger brother Ike is this to Kyle, who has said that the child can be a dick.
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  • Anti-Climax: When Stan tracks down Trent Boyett (of the episode "Pre-School", and who has escaped from juvenile hall) and prepares to shoot him, Kyle shows up to confront Stan, causing Trent to draw his own guns on them, claiming that he's won quick draw contests enough to kill both of them instantly. As he cocks his guns, Kyle immediately cocks his own gun and (after an unseen Cartman stabs Trent in the back with his own switchblade) fills him full of lead, screaming his head off. Then he fires a final shot to the top of his head as he drops dead.
  • Anything That Moves: Kenny. When asked about the type of people he wouldn't have sex with, he answered:
    Kenny: Either elderly people or disfigured ones.
  • Art Evolution: The style has improved dramatically since it first started.
  • Ascended Extra: Patty Nelson (a one-shot character with whom Cartman fantasized about in "Le Petit Tourette") has an extended role on this blog as Stan's current girlfriend.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Inverted with Kenny; he has the face of an angel and the lewdest personality.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Kenny looks feminine enough to only need a dress or a skirt to look like a very cute girl. Stan's comments lampshades this:
    Stan: (about Kenny's Miku Hatsune cosplay) He makes a very cute girl.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Sheila has a talk with Kyle, and she says that she is disappointed in him. Kyle thinks she's referring to him being gay, but she says that she's fine with him being gay. Turns out she is disappointed in him (at first) for having Cartman as his boyfriend and not telling her about it. She later ends up being accepting of their relationship.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: Cartman: "So far my great blog consists of gay jokes, sass, people booty calling Kyle, and vibrators. And I am proud of it."
  • Bathos: Cartman presents Stan, Kyle, and Kenny with a slideshow of how Trent kidnapped him and kept him captive, and how he killed him... all of which are drawn in his ridiculously childish style.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: After Kyle shoots Trent dead, Cartman (who'd stabbed Trent before Kyle fired) approaches behind him and Stan, surprising them. Very relieved that he's alive, Kyle plants one on Cartman, much to Stan's utter befuddlement.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: According to the author herself, Kenny's penis is 8 to 8-and-a-half inches (while erect), giving him the biggest penis out of the Main Four. (The boys' second body comparison makes that quite clear, as you can see the outline of his large equipment through his boxer briefs.) Tweek shares the same size as well, which, considering his real character's flaccid counterpart, is pretty impressive. Cartman is a close second (and it's also impressive once you've actually seen it), also compared to his real character's flaccid counterpart.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Cartman has them as of the third arc. Stan has these as well.
  • Bi the Way: Kenny is an open bisexual, as is Stan and Wendy—the latter also gender-fluid. When Stan asks the girls about Kenny's disappearance, she is in her Wendyl identity from "The Cissy".
    • Stan has stated that his older sister Shelly is bi.
    • Sibyl has confirmed that Craig is also bi. This puts his claims about being straight to rest.
  • Bloody Horror: The blog takes a horrifying turn when Trent Boyett murders Kenny and stuffs his body in his locker, left to be eaten by his pet rats.
  • Body Snatcher: Kenny takes possession of Cartman's body after he is murdered, and finds out he is stuck in it.
  • Book-Ends: The second arc begins with Kenny dying and ends with him being resurrected.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: The boys' high school lunch menu reads, in order: hot dogs, spaghetti, chicken pot pie, tater tots, corn... and dick? Facepalm.
  • Break the Cutie: Butters, after Kenny is missing (read: murdered by Trent).
  • Buxom Is Better: Scribble Sibyl apparently loves her some big-breasted girls on this blog: Rebecca Cotswolds, Bebe Stevens (naturally), Shelly Marsh, Patty Nelson, Red Tucker...
  • Carpet of Virility: Stan had this until he traded it for a Libra tattoo. Kyle has a slightly lighter version of this, as well as Cartman and Kenny.
  • Cast Full of Gay: You can count the named heterosexual characters with one hand. The other hand will be full due to the number of named gay characters on the blog.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Just like the show, this blog gets diagnosed with this in the beginning of the second arc.
  • Character Blog
  • Child Hater: Eric Cartman.
  • Child Prodigy: Kyle's adopted younger brother Ike gets straight A's in everything, and he's only twelve.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Stan's response to how Cartman being sent this picture is any more fucked up than his infamous act in the episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die":
    Stan: I never said it wasn't more fucked up than that. But you don't have to outdo someone else's fucked-up action for your fucked-up action to be considered fucked up, y'know? Even if you're less fucked up than Cartman was, you're still fucked up.
    • When Stan calls up Butters to let him know about Kyle being attacked by Trent and Cartman going missing, Butters lets loose a slew of F-bombs, chewing out the three for keeping themselves safe while he searched for Kenny every night. This is enough to render Stan shocked silent after Butters hangs up on him.
    • Even Ike drops some F-bombs while answering the peers' questions for a day.
  • Cool Loser: The Main Four aren't a popular group in school. Justified, due to the notorious events that were caused in town because of them. As such, nobody wants to be near them.
  • Covert Pervert: According to Kenny, Butters can be as horny as him.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Cartman becomes this when Clyde (asking questions for the day) begins to hit on Kyle. His response is to turn the anons back on so that they can insult them enough for him to leave. It ends up working when an anon tells Clyde that Craig will never love him. Stan and Kyle call him out on this—Kyle moreso in a texted conversation. Cartman justifies himself by saying that he was doing him a favor.
    • When Cartman heard about Stan kissing and grabbing Kyle when he was drunk back in freshman year, he immediately went to Stan's house to push him against a wall and interrogate him about it. Stan lampshades this trope to Kyle afterwards.
  • Creepy Child: When Ike caused the aforementioned incident, he was in 4th grade, meaning he was 6 years old.
  • Cross-Cast Role: Cartman is dumbfounded when Tweek is cast as one of the Heathers in the school's upcoming Heathers play.
  • Curse: Kenny's immortality, what causes him to have a high sensitivity to the cold weather.
  • Cute Kitten: Cartman has an adorable Ragdoll cat named John Wilkes Booth, or Wilky for short. She's frequently seen perched on his shoulder or sitting on his lap.
    • Punny Name: After Kyle got a puppy for his birthday and named him Abraham, one "peer" jokingly suggested that Cartman get a pet and name it John Wilkes Booth. Cartman liked the idea and complied.
  • Cute Little Fangs: The art style makes it look like Cartman has these, along with slightly smaller eyes to give indication that he isn't so nice.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Sheila isn't pleased with Kyle dating someone like Eric Cartman—something that she makes clear to him. However, she later becomes accepting of the two being together.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Everyone, but this tropes applies mostly to Kyle and Cartman.
  • Death Takes a Holiday: Kenny (after getting murdered by Trent) explains to Cartman in the latter's dream that he hasn't died since 6th grade.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Some of the off-screen posts are depicted like this.
  • Delinquent Hair: Shelly has half of her head shaved and the other half dyed pink.
    • Trent has a Mohawk sitting on top of a growing blond buzzcut.
  • Disproportionate Retribution / Freudian Excuse: The reason why Trent is a psychopath is because he spent his childhood in juvenile hall, and therefore never had one, no thanks to the Main Four.
    Trent: Y'all threw me in prison for your crimes. You took my childhood. When I was fighting for my life in juvie, y'all were out playing Dungeons & Dragons! Y'all had a childhood!
  • Does Not Like Guns: When Stan tracks Trent down and points a gun at him, he immediately becomes hesitant and nervous. Trent takes notice of this and asks him if he's ever used one, then tells him that he basically set himself up because of his hesitation. When Kyle shoots him dead, Stan ducks and covers, clearly scared out of his wits.
  • Drama Club: Cartman, Wendy, Tweek, and Red Tucker are actively involved in their school's drama club. Their recent play was A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Cartman mentioned playing Prince Eric when they performed The Little Mermaid.
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous: Kenny's body is found with only his underwear left on him. This is because Trent wanted the corpse to be found in a humiliating appearance.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Kyle, on account of his feminine build and his grown-out Jewfro (that he currently wears in a ponytail, further invoking this trope). He also has the highest voice of the Main Four, which also invokes Viewer Gender Confusion.
    • Kenny falls under this trope as well (and he has the second highest voice to boot), moreso after his resurrection, with his hair fully grown out and falling past his shoulders.
  • Elective Mute: Kenny doesn't talk much, and Kyle has mentioned his awkwardness because of this when he is alone with him.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Eric doesn't react very well when he is called "Theodore" or any nickname based on it. He tends to avoid giving answers to questions with this name.
  • Ethical Slut: Kenny is certainly promiscuous, as you know, but he is also a very nice guy.
  • Experimented in Middle School: At age thirteen, Cartman had a thing with Butters. The boys' bio page labels him as Cartman's technical ex-boyfriend.
    • At the same age, Craig offered to give sex with Kenny a try. However, while Kenny enjoyed the experience, Craig didn't feel the same way.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Tweek sports these. It's obvious why.
    • Stan and Kyle have acquired these after the latter got attacked by Trent and Cartman got abducted by him, leaving the two to barely get any sleep due to paranoia.
    • For some odd reason, Butters doesn't have these despite spending every day and every night looking for Kenny.
  • Eye Color Change: Happens to Cartman when Kenny gets eviscerated and his throat slashed by Trent Boyett, his body stuffed in his locker and devoured by his pet rats. Oh, and his soul possesses Cartman's body again. After Kyle kills Trent in self-defense (along with unseen assistance from Cartman), Cartman's eyes return to his normal light blue color, signifying Kenny's resurrection.
    • This also applies to Kenny himself. When he was a child, his eyes are clearly a turquoise color. When the blog began, they became dark blue, and now they're purple. For the newbies out there, this is because of his being a spawn of Cthulu back in the "Coon and Friends" trilogy.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: Kenny's murder (as depicted in Cartman's dreams) is depicted like this.
    • So is Kyle shooting up Trent.
  • Famous Last Words: "Let's just make this easy for all of us. Come with me and accept your punishment. The one all four of you so very dearly deserve." Trent Boyett, before a stealthy Cartman stabs him and Kyle vengefully fills him full of lead
  • Fanservice Extra: When asked about how his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Cotswolds is doing, Kyle shows a picture of her on his cell phone, which contains her in bra and panties. He wonders how she can get good grades and keep up her looks at the same time.
  • Flanderization: If Ike's behavior and personality while answering questions sounds familiar, then you've probably seen the episode "Taming Strange", where he hits puberty early due to getting accidentally sent hormone imbalances, causing him to act like a stereotypically debaucherous teenager. Though here, he's actually hitting puberty, but the behavior is downplayed a bit.
  • Flipping the Bird: When Cartman burns his leash after Kyle's bet involving being treated like a dog ends, he flips the bird to the burning remains.
    • He also does this to the camera in the beginning of the third arc to signify his hammily-triumphant survival.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The author is a Kyman shipper, so if you've followed her blog up to the point where Kyle splits with Bebe because he'd found out he's gay, you know exactly who he's going to end up with.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: Kyle and Kenny. In spite of this, Kyle shows big concern when Kenny mentions he hasn't eaten in days.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: Ike's got quite the mouth on him while answering the peers' questions for a day.
  • Gag Nose: Kyle's big nose is slightly exaggerated.
  • Genre Shift: The blog's first arc is standard teen comedy fare with a mockumentary frame. At the midpoint, off-screen posts pop up and that is where the blog shifts to a teen melodrama. The second arc turns into a thriller drama with absolutely no warning.
  • The Giant: Craig is the tallest character shown on the blog, being 6'6".
  • Gonk: Kyle's cousin Kyle Schwartz.
  • Groin Attack: Off-screen, as Kenny got pissed at Cartman for insulting his house.
  • Gym Bunny: Butters Stotch. Who'd have thought someone like him would turn himself into a strongman?
  • Handicapped Badass: Kyle is able to pump Trent full of lead despite a broken leg (courtesy of Trent himself).
  • Happily Adopted: Craig Tucker is adopted from Peru.
  • Hartman Hips: Kyle has a rare male version of them, something that the peers acknowledge every single time they're on display.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: During his guest spot, Craig has claimed to be straight. Sibyl has gone on to confirm that he's actually bisexual.
  • Height Angst: A little example. Kenny was expecting to be as tall as his father and used to bash his friends about it, but when he didn't grow up that much he didn't voice his sore disappointment. Now that he has been resurrected, he's grown six inches, something that he's fine with.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Trent gets stabbed in the back with his own switchblade, courtesy of a stealthy Cartman.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: At Stan's 18th birthday, he finds out that 5'2" Wendy and 6'6" Craig are dating, which pissed him off because one does not date another's ex if the two are friends.
  • Human Pet: Cartman was forced to wear a leash for a week after losing a bet to Kyle. The others took him on walks, made him sit on the floor, and wouldn't let him talk unless he was spoken to. Kyle even sprayed him with water when he misbehaved and fed him raw broccoli, much to his chagrin.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Stan gets drunk to cope with finding out about Kyle and Cartman being together. The following morning, he apologizes for what he did.
    • Gerald binges on wine with Randy and converses with him about Kyle being gay—something that Stan recorded.
  • Informed Attractiveness: The art style doesn't make anyone look cuter than others, but Kenny is said to be so cute that even straight guys find him attractive.
    • Kyle lampshades this trope while making a post about him pointing out that he has average looks.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ike. While his jackassery is put on display while answering questions for day, he is fine with gays and gets along with Kyle pretty well... except when it's April Fools Day.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Like in the show, Trent Boyett's appearance makes the story do a serious turn, as years of grudge have turned him into a killer psycho.
  • Large Ham / Lipstick Lesbian: Annie Knitts and Red Tucker. The latter trope is pretty much implied, because when Stan asks the girls about Kenny's disappearance, Red brushes him off by starting an argument, beginning with saying that Kenny disappeared because he got sick of them. As she goes on to tell him to run to his friends and "see if they did a better job giving a fuck about Kenny than you did," Annie excitedly encourages her with a little too enthusiastic "My God, Red, yaas!" ("Yaas" is an excited, exaggerated misspelling of "yes" in Internet speak, by the way.)
    • Apart from Annie's brief encouragement in the large ham department, Red absolutely hammed it up in all her bitchiness during her part. The author has said that it was fun to write her dialogue.
  • Left Hanging: The author has confirmed that the blog is finished, leaving everything unresolved.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Kenny, moreso as of the third arc.
  • Love Confession: Kyle opens up to the peers about him and Cartman being together on Valentine's Day 2016.
  • Meaningful Background Event: When Wendy talks to Stan in the cafeteria to notify him of the students spreading awareness to find Kenny, look at the right of the first panel and you'll find Trent standing there. At that moment, you know that shit's about to get so much worse than it is now.
  • Mood Whiplash: See Genre Shift.
    • For example, after the news of Kenny's disappearance gets broadcasted all over the school and Wendy apologizes to Stan about her behavior when he asked the girls about Kenny's disappearance, the next post involves Cartman reading a fanfiction from his phone, which escalates into Stan and Kyle being comically horrified when Stan snatches the phone from Cartman.
    • But that's absolutely nothing compared to the very next posts after that...
  • Mr. Fanservice: All of them, really. Including Cartman. But In-Universe, it narrows down more to Stan and Kenny.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Liane Cartman, as you know. Eric tries to not have his friends come over to his house when she is at home because of this. When she was at the house when Kenny was there, what she did was enough to make her son squirm when he recalls that.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Bebe Stevens, all the way. There's also Patty Nelson and, most of all, Mrs. Cartman. Wendy Testaburger is not far behind in that department either.
  • The Napoleon: Averted with Kenny. It's lampshaded when one of the "peers" notes that he isn't grumpy at all, and Kenny responds that people get surprised at that. Now that's he's taller, he's not this trope anymore.
  • Multiple Gunshot Death: Trent's fate at the hands of Kyle.
  • Necktie Headband: Stan in Kenny's 16th birthday party.
  • No Peripheral Vision: According to Cartman, Trent has tunnel vision, meaning that he doesn't see Cartman sneaking past him as he sticks Kyle and Stan up. This proved to be his fatal flaw that does him in.
  • Occidental Otaku: Downplayed with Kenny. Cartman tends to exaggerate saying he is "a complete weeaboo", but Kenny claims he just like to watch anime.
  • Oh, Crap!: Kyle's reaction when Trent Boyett comes out of a bathroom stall to corner him, wearing Cartman's jacket and Kenny's necklace.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Some of the characters on the blog (namely Cartman) are noticeably out-of-character compared to the show. Stan gets the worst of it in the blog's epilogue, whose Straight Man ethics are thrown out the window when it comes to ignoring Cartman's claims about Patty Nelson being a sociopath—which is true. Apart from Wendy being revealed in the epilogue as a cheater (with Cartman under her Wendyl persona, no less), there's also Ike's debauchery—a far, far cry from his show's intelligent personality.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: At Kenny's 16th birthday party, Butters disguised himself as a stripper. Subverted, though, as everyone knew it was him.
  • Perky Goth: Patty Nelson.
  • Perma-Shave: Barring Stan, the boys are never seen with facial hair. Justified with Kenny, as his stubble takes a month to appear (and, unfortunately, it has never been seen).
  • Perma-Stubble: The aforementioned Kevin McCormick.
    • Trent has a blond goatee.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Trent is shown to be homophobic as he has Kyle trapped.
    Trent: So that was really all it took, huh? Leave it to the horny queers to do themselves in.
  • Prima Donna Director: Cartman to Wendy when he's having her and Tweek practicing singing for the school's production of Heathers—her voice is cracking and he is teaching her to sing without making her voice crack. Later on, he criticizes Red for her role as Heather Chandler, having her put on a blonde wig for the role.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Stan learns the unexpectedly, very hard verbal way from Butters when the former mentions friends notifying other friends about when they're in trouble—the case being Kyle getting attacked by Trent and Cartman being abducted by him.
  • Rage Quit: After getting many messages from disturbing anons, Kyle gets mad for being called spoiled and decides he wants nothing to do with the blog. Stan and Cartman succeeded in convincing him to not quit, though.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Stan's (who's an example of the trope himself) preference in girls.
  • Really Gets Around:
    Kenny: (in response to being called a "fucking ugly shota" by an anon) I count 20+ chicks and 2 dudes [Craig and Butters] that disagree with you, but OK.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When Stan calls up Butters to inform him of what happened with Kyle and Cartman, Butters cuts loose a suddenly-profane rant (after Stan says that the reason he's informing him is because that's what friends do), saying that he searched for Kenny every night while the three keep themselves safe, and not even caring about either one of them. When he hangs up, Stan is left in shocked silence.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The boys' high school has putting on a production of Heathers—in all its uncensored and unmodified glory.
  • Scars Are Forever: Both Kyle and Butters still have their respective scars from "Humancentipad" and "Good Times with Weapons", but they cover them with make-up.
  • Scenery Censor: Kenny is seen with Rebecca sleeping on the other side of the room, and her butt is covered by his leg. Considering all the stuff already mentioned in Fanservice Extra, this pretty much comes off as a cock-tease.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the boys take Token to a gun room to have the "peers" ask him questions, Token gets the wrong impression and walks out of the room, shoving the camera to the ground in the process.
  • Seamless Spontaneous Lie: How did this vlog get started? The cameras that Eric installed in his room were actually to record himself using a vibrator on himself and then upload the videos on Chaturbate. Stan entered his room when he was installing them and he said it was for a personal vlog. When Stan remained skeptical, he said he was planning to tell the others.
  • Secret Relationship: Eric and Kyle want to keep their affection for each other hidden.
    • This becomes subverted when Kyle confesses their affection for each other to the blog.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: Applies to Stan and Patty having such loud sex that it keeps Kyle awake, so after texting Cartman about it, he goes over to his house, where it's quieter. And as soon as that happens, the trope becomes averted in a semi-graphic way.
  • Shirtless Scene: The Main Four have two of these for two separate height/body comparison posts. Look at just how sexier Kenny has become!
    • He gets another one where he's smoking a joint with Rebecca sleeping on the other side of the room.
  • Slasher Smile: Ike sports a pretty damn big one while introducing himself to ask questions.
  • Sliding Scale of Beauty: World Class Beauty: Kenny; Common Beauty: Stan; Imperfect Beauty: Eric; Cool/Special Average: Kyle.
  • The Smart Guy: Kyle, as you know. His grades are only competing with Wendy's, and he is very good with computers.
  • Squick: An in-universe example occurs when the boys are sent a fanfic for Cartman to read on his iPhone. When he does, the fic gets a bit intimate, with Stan and Kyle becoming a bit suspicious. When it gets explicit, Stan furiously snatches the phone from Cartman, and both Stan and Kyle are absolutely horrified at what they're seeing. Their expressions are quite hilarious.
    • Earlier in the blog, when Cartman explains about his vibrator that the fans are questioning, Kyle has a silent, disgusted expression on his face.
    • When Cartman is showing off his slideshow of how he got abducted by Trent (and killing him), he talks about Trent pulling a gun on him while briefly imitating his voice. Kyle squirms at that, noting that he sounds just like him, and Cartman notes that the two have similar voices. Keep in mind that Kyle was just about to blow Cartman, and since Trent showed up instead of Cartman, that means Kyle briefly had a disturbing mental image of blowing Trent.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Since the early stages of the blog, Cartman gets most of the disturbing and hateful messages, and most of them are from just one person. The fact that they even knew about Mr. Kitty's death without him talking about it on the blog before actually freaked him out.
    • There has been a recent stalker on the blog in the form of Cartman's own mom—as a result of preventing Cartman from leaving her.
  • Street Smart: Kenny, for probably overcompensating his bad grades.
  • Stunned Silence: Mixed with a mild Jaw Drop by Kyle when Cartman corrects the various questions about his dildo, saying it's actually a vibrator.
  • Swarm of Rats: After a while of being absent they come back, as a signal that Kenny would die soon.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Stan Marsh, Craig Tucker and Token Black fit this to a T.
  • Tempting Fate: Early on the blog, Stan answers a question about them being concerned because of Trent Boyett; he mentions they are not because they hadn't seen him in at least 8 years and that he most likely forgot all about them. Months later, Trent murders Kenny.
  • Terrible Artist: The peers ask for a drawing from one of them, and Eric decides to show his skills drawing the four of them. It's as good as you would expect from Cartman.
    • His slideshow of Trent keeping him captive (and stabbing him) has the same style.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Trent's death. He gets stabbed in the back by Cartman and shot six times by Kyle, followed by the top of his head getting shot.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: Kenny and Tweek are the smallest boys in class. They are only 5'5". After his resurrection, Kenny has grown six inches, but still qualifies for this trope.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Kyle unleashes a barrage of kickboxing kicks (due to taking the sport up since he was 12, as confirmed by Stan) on Trent (who had confronted him in a bathroom to kill him) after he figures out that he killed Kenny. Unfortunately, that gets him a broken leg by Trent.
  • Trauma Conga Line: One by one, each of the Main Five suffer from this in the second arc.
    • Butters gets it worse than the others. His boyfriend has been murdered and he is frantically searching for him, he gets chloroformed by Cartman to sedate him (though that ends up making things worse, as he continues to search for him), the news of Kenny's disappearance all over school causes him to break down, and just as Kenny comes back, Kenny shortly splits with him one night because Butters was being too clingy.
  • The Un-Reveal: Inverted in this case. When Butters and Kenny are sitting on a bench at Stark's Pond at night, Kenny tells Butters something that isn't depicted in dialogue, but from Butters' reaction, it's sadly obvious that Kenny is splitting with him.
  • Vacation Episode: Stan, Kenny and Butters go with Patty to France during the holiday break.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: When Kenny is asked about who is his best friend out of the other three. His answer is Cartman... after he kicked him in the nuts for saying that his house sucks. Cartman's response?
    Cartman: Best friends don't kick each other in the balls, you bitch. Fuckin' cuntbag.
    Kenny: It was a kick of love.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Kyle and Cartman are the best examples of this trope. So is Kenny, in fact.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Both Kenny and Butters like to wear dresses and skirts sometimes.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Kyle demands Stan to shoot Trent as the latter has them stuck up with guns of his own. This leads him to get the job done with a little assistance from a stealthy Cartman.
  • Willing Channeler: Cartman to Kenny. Mostly, though, because Kenny took over Cartman's body at the last minute.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In Arc 3, some of the characters look drastically different. Kenny is an extremely startling exception, going from looking like a messy-haired pretty boy to a long-haired prettier boy. Kyle also doesn't look like how he looked in the previous arcs, with him having sharper facial features and a bigger nose.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In the past, Wendy (as Wendyl) cheated on Stan with Cartman. When Wendyl revealed that on the blog, Stan angrily resents her and Cartman.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Kenny in his Miku Hatsune cosplay. And Butters does this when the two dyed their hair in Cartman's house after his 16th birthday (with Cartman getting some strands dyed).
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