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After the Jungle is a Hey Arnold! fanfic series by Flower princess11. It is a collection of one shots and side stories focusing on Arnold and Helga's relationship after the events of Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie.

List of Stories

These stories provide examples of:

  • A Boy, a Girl, and a Baby Family: Arnold and Helga end up having three children, two sons and a daughter.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Courtney Gammelthorpe (daughter of Rhonda and Curly) has an all too transparent crush on Andy, who doesn't like her back. Unlike most examples, Courtney isn't ugly, she is stated to look a lot like Rhonda and Andy considers her one of his friends, he just doesn't feel the same way and can get uncomfortable and annoyed by her flirting attempts.
  • Academic Athlete: Helga and Arnold's son Andy is mentioned to be good at sports and he also gets good grades, maintaining an A-B average.
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  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Megan is stated to be this to Andy.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite often bickering and fighting, Andy does love his sister Megan and cares about her greatly and Megan feels the same way.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite being annoyed by her sometimes, Andy does love and is protective of his sister Megan as well as Henry and won’t hesitate to protect them when they are in trouble.
  • Babies Ever After: Pretty much everyone from the original series had settled down and had kids of their own:
    • Arnold and Helga: Andy, Megan and Henry.
    • Gerald and Phoebe: Kiara and Kiki.
    • Harold and Pattie: Sylvia, Adam, Janet and Mindy.
    • Curly and Rhonda: Courtney.
    • Arnie and Lila: A.J
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Helga....obviously.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: The appropriately named story "Jealousy" has Arnold expressing this after he learns that he isn't the only guy to express interest in Helga.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Arnold and Helga, Gerald and Phoebe, and Harold and Pattie.
    • "The Golden Years" show that Andy and Kiara eventually get married and have a son together.
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  • Doting Parent: Arnold and Helga make it clear that they absolutely adore their children.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: A positive, benign example is that a 9 year old Arnold has a dream/vision one day, of his future life and eventually marriage with Helga, though he never realizes that it's her.
  • Good Parents: Arnold and Helga, despite their own rough childhoods, have grown to be very loving, doting and proud parents to their children. Helga does however tend to be overprotective but it’s only because she wants her kids to know that she is looking out for them.
  • Grow Old with Me: "The Golden Years" features Helga and Arnold in their elderly years, still married and now grandparents.
  • Happily Married: Each of the couples, but the most obvious is Arnold and Helga.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Brainy in "Jealousy" explains this to Arnold, that while he does have feelings for Helga, he knows that she only loves Arnold and he won't interfere, since he only wants her happiness.
  • Love Triangle: Andy with Kiara and Courtney.
  • Mama Bear: Helga as a mother, is very protective of her kids. A Perfect Disaster reveals that this protectiveness extends to her niece and nephew as well.
  • Married in the Future: A lot of the one shots take place during Arnold and Helga’s adulthood and eventual marriage.
  • No Accounting for Taste : Olga’s marriage to Patrick, an aspiring musician who can’t hold down a job.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite how they treated each other as children, Rhonda and Helga are shown to be good friends as adults.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: Megan is the only girl in a family with three kids.
  • Parental Favoritism: Extremely averted as Helga goes to great lengths to make sure her children get treated with equal amounts of love and attention.
  • Parental Sexuality Squick : Andy tends to get grossed out when he sees his parents kissing.
  • Parents Walk In at the Worst Time: Miles and Stella once caught Arnold and Helga kissing in "How do you feel about me?", much to the kids' embarrassment.
  • Shipper on Deck: Helga is revealed that she hopes that Andy and Kiara will get married one day.
  • Sibling Rivalry" Andy and Megan.
    • "The Perfect Disaster" shows that there is still a sense of rivalry between Helga and Olga, ironically on Olga's side of things.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: "Never" shows Arnold and Helga being this, though only Rhonda seems to be annoyed really.
  • Stock "Yuck!": Megan hates broccoli and goes to great lengths to avoid eating it.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Out of all of the children, Andy is the one who is stated to look like Arnold the most, even inheriting his football shaped head that his other kids lack.
  • Supreme Chef: Helga is revealed to be a good cook as an adult.
  • They Do: Arnold and Helga…duh!
  • Used to Be a Tomboy: We all remember Helga being a hot headed tomboy in the series, but as an adult, she has gained much more control over her temper and while she is still assertive, seems to have developed more femininity, as she is stared to be a good cook, is considerably more attractive and is a romance novelist.

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