Planned to be an eventual installment of the SBIG series (probably the third visual and fifteenthnote overall), Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures finally goes back to SBIG's beginnings as Ed, Edd n Eddy fan fiction. The streak of non-Ed, Edd n Eddy-based fanworks, by the way, had been ongoing since the very third installment.
The web comic itself is divided into two categories: "Awesome Edventures" and "Story." While "Awesome Edventures" are just general filler "episodes" of the Eds screwing around, "Story" strips are all interconnected to form a basic, if existant, plot that spans a number of story arcs (called "episodes") to get through. The plot in the "Story" section is that the Eds are relaxing right after the events of the movie when they are suddenly attacked by the Kanker sisters. After seeking refuge, they soon get the remaining kids of the cul-de-sac to try to fight back. However, the high levels of energy from the resulting battle gains the attention of one unknown "the Group," who thanks to Eddy's pestering get entangled with the Eds themselves.
A video version was planned, voiced by Speakonia. Due to current troubles in trying to load the sound files, however, this has been put on a brief pause.
(This page is very much under construction. It was remade from an older version of the page, and even that was subject to some working. Also, the character sheet is currently completely outdated and should not be taken as a sign of almost anything in the fic.)
General Tropes Displayed in the Series and Tropes Shown by Characters:
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted for Lord Kanker. In spite of being the leader of The Group, the final test of being let in is to be able to defeat him in a fight. So this means that no matter who he hires, they will be stronger than him.
- Baseball Episode and Tournament Arc: Defied. Both are subjects which have been explicitly announced as not happening.
- *Bleep*-dammit!: The motto, which is supposed to play as the "intro" for early episodes. There is really no reason to write it as "F'ing" when the story itself has several swears in it.
- Color-Coded Characters: As per the usual for GPF, characters are color-coded. And as for the usual of his visual-related fan works, these colors are used for their dialogue. Most of them correspond to their shirt/jacket (in the case of Ed) colors, an idea from Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures, but exceptions include Rolf (red, from the stripe of his shirt), Nazz (lavender for no specific reason), and the Kankers (dark versions of their respective hair colors).
- Continuity Lockout: The AE episodes make less sense once Ed is kidnapped in the Story episodes, and it makes even less sense after he is rescued. Namely why the core group changes from Ed, Edd and Eddy to Edd, Eddy, Nazz, and Jonny. It's implied sometimes that Ed simply died for good for once and the Eds' Game went by almost completely similarly to how it did in the main storyline. However, there's no explanation to human-Plank in the filler.
- Cut-and-Paste Comic/Sprite Comic: If to add to the Styistic Suck present in the SBIG series. It also marks a new "flavor" of art style, in contrast to simplistic, inconsistent MS Paint stick figures (Sweet Jade and Hella John) or "detailed" but somewhat uncanny MS Paint drawings (Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks).
- Dark-Skinned Blonde/Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Thanks to being a chimera, Spikes fits both of these by being half of one and half of another.
- Development Gag: Shadow Orange and Shadow Green got their color themes from Phineas and Ferb's hair colors, those two in question being the characters whose role in the plot would be filled by said Shadow Troop leaders.
- Highly Visible Ninja: The Group. They wear black in spite of their main hideout being in the middle of a bright desert. They also almost always wear the black, which also always has their symbol, bright pink and easy to recognize. Jimmy, however, is an exception, being a long-time member yet wearing his "regular" outfit from the show until revealing himself as part of The Group, switching to a black recolor.
- No Name Given: "Spikes" currently only goes by her nickname. Word of God said that this was because he still hasn't picked a good name for her.
- Really 700 Years Old: Lord Kanker. He "shows" this by wearing a black fur skin with The Group's icon on it.
Tropes in "Awesome Edventures" Episodes:
- They Killed Kenny Again: Ed dies in every episode. He was originally planned to die in every Story episode too, but the author found it hard to keep up with finding reasons why he's dead at one point in the story then alive in the next, especially in episodes where his being dead would have been required to advance the plot foreward. Ed being presumed dead at the beginning of the storyline was remains of that.
- Toilet Humor: Ed eating the laxatives as part of the "reverse scam" in "Islander Eds."
- What Could Have Been:
- "Islander Eds" was planned to be an actual Story episode, if a more filler one, where the Eds are scammed by Bart Simpson. However after the retirement of Simpsons characters, it was replaced by a Homestuck crossover cameo. (An appropriate way to fill the void, none of the early plans involved HS as the author was unaware of that comic's existance at the time of first planning the episodes.)
Tropes in the "Story" Episodes:
- Demoted to Extra: After the first battle, the Kanker sisters spend a good chunk of the first two arcs completely missing. Not quite a case of Put on a Bus as they had always been hinted at since leaving that they were going to be relevant again, but it's still rather jarring.
- Foreshadowing: Through patterns. Whenever the Cul-de-sac kids (or any other major kid hero) are battling Group members, at least one of the members of the Group will die in the fight. This apparantly includes the confrontation of Eddy's brother at the end of the movie, as Lord Kanker hired the leaders of the Shadow Troops to assassinate him for spilling the beans about their organization.
- Four Lines, All Waiting: It doesn't start out like this until the end of the first arc, but once it hits, it hits. The Rescue Arc in question ends with not one, but five battles between the cul-de-sac kids and the Group occuring all at once. The fact that they all keep going until they end at roughly the same time makes things worse.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The "The" in The Group is always supposed to be capitalized, as grammatically incorrect as it may be.
- What Could Have Been: The storyline was originally going to be even more complicated than it is now (likely putting even Sweet Jade and Hella John to shame), having at least one other gang of Parody Sues who were at war with The Group. The Group itself was also much larger; additions include overpowered, cruel versions of Phineas and Ferb (based on a So Bad, It's Good crossover), Peter, Stewie, and Brian Griffin (a jab at their show's descent into darker and darker of a comedy) with Brian even turning into the True Final Boss, a Berton-esque Bart Simpson (a new addition, the result of what would later become "Islander Eds" as the original plan was with Simpsons characters, with almost everyone except Bart and Marge dying), and a deranged Trent with Alucard-esque powers. After axeing the crossover from the main story, they have not only been replaced, but their replacements were not thrown into The Group (which is kind of odd seeing as the original Group was supposed to have an imposingly large size at the beginning.)note There's also non-crossover Original Character Jack Boi/"White Haired Pretty Boy," who was an all-elemental user that "[GPF] always pictured looking somewhat like Hidan," but he was scrapped completely because his role in the plot seemed useless.