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A text only fan fiction of Sonichu by Manajerkop posted on Fanfiction.net and Deviantart. A Black Comedy parody that mixes Hate Fic and Dark Fic, the story depicts the actual Sonichu comic book as an in-universe work of propaganda produced by the mayor of CWCville and chronicles the TRUE and HONEST struggles of the resistance organization PVCC to free their homes and the human race from the oppression of the Chus... by any means necessary. The story mainly focuses on the exploits of Kevin Shaw, a young man who travels to CWCville as part of his Pokemon journey and falls in with the Honey Badgers, a team of soldiers fighting for the PVCC.

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Tropes present in CWCollateral: A Tale of the Resistance:

  • 0% Approval Rating: The steadily dwindling human population of CWCville universally despise Mayor Chandler for squeezing them dry to support the Chus lavish lifestyles, the imported mercenaries propping up the regime find the ruling class annoying and are kept onboard by monthly tugboat payments and while the Chus themselves idolize their father with religious fervor they are deeply selfish, craven and will gladly turn on each other for any form of short term personal benefit or gratification.
  • Artistic License – Biology: A major plot point—the author goes to great lengths explaining how many sacrifices had to be made to bring a Sonic the Hedgehog-type character into the real world, and exactly how the trope contributes to the chus' Uncanny Valley appearance and Made of Plasticine disposition. An ancient artifact that had been turned into a "creation engine" figures heavily into their creation.
  • Battle Couple:
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    • Bubbles Rosechu and Blake Sonichu fight as a team.
    • Sonic and Amy Rose run into battle holding hands.
    • Averted with Sonichu and Rosechu; unlike the other female Rosechus of the Chaotic Combo, she is absolutely worthless in a combat situation, even when transformed into "The Incredible Lioness".
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Magi-chan Sonichu provides surveillance for the Chandler regime via his vast psychic powers. The PVCC manage to hide their bases from him using anti-psychic technology. And later in the story, his illegetimate daughter Aki starts actively projecting Psychic Static to block his scrying.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After Operation Hedgeclipper is complete, the Honey Badgers are pinned down at KCWC Studios by a horde of feral chu larvae and a number of True Blue merc tanks. They call for reinforcements, and are saved by the elite Picklemen squad and Clyde Cash, who soon recruits the Honey Badgers for his and Jack Thaddeus' unsanctioned Loose Ends campaign.
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  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Chandler invokes this on Kevin's cousin, Kel. He also tries this on several women to get a sweetheart.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Eggman exist as characters within the story, yet Robbie is explicitly said to own a copy of Sonic '06.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Primarily employed by the heroes. Operation Hedgeclipper in particular stands out: in order to demoralize the chu populace of CWCville, the PVCC sends the Honey Badgers to invade Sonichu and Rosechu's house while Sonichu is lured away, and then video record themselves torturing Rosechu and her children to death in incredibly brutal ways. CWCollateral is in a way a revival of the 'Sonee and Rosee Torture Fic', which was a style of fic favored by a subset of the Sonichu hatedom.
  • Conspicuous Consumption: The primary reason humans despise Electric Hedgehog Pokemon and PVCC fights to overthrow the mayor; Humans are harshly taxed so that the Chus can live lives of debauched, material luxury surrounded by expensive toys and electronics. Feral Sonees and Rosees in particular are allowed by law to gorge themselves to their hearts content inside the city's massive soup hotels while the ever expanding homeless population is forced to watch in vain hope of getting the scraps left behind.
  • Cute Critters Act Childlike: Sonees and Rosees, the larval forms of Sonichus and Rosechus, are a rare evil example, embodying all the aggravating and unpleasant aspects of immature children, being self-centered, solipsistic tantrum throwers with bottomless appetites, screeching voices and disgusting hygiene. They'd normally be no threat at all, but the humans of CWCville are forced by the Electric Hedgehog Police Force to cater to the larva's every whim under threat of Police Brutality.
  • Demonic Possession: Naitsirhc is a victim of this. Kuri, too, to Ker. Kevin subverts this by volunteering to be in the same body as Graduon.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Often practiced by the chu populace of CWCville against humans under Chandler's rule. For example, Allie Parker, one of the Honey Badgers, used to be a hot dog vendor in the CWCville slums, but some EHPF officers objected to her selling a phallic food item in what must obviously be an attempt to encourage homosexuality and wreck her cart, burning her face in the process.
  • Expy: Most of the Honey Badgers are Expies of the mercenaries from Team Fortress 2. Serge Khitrovo however is a Captain Ersatz, as he is pretty much The Heavy in all but name (and the fact that he isn't bald).
  • Face Plant: Exaggerated from something which only got a passing mention in Sonichu proper—Sonees, and Robbie in particular, are constantly tripping over their own feet. Chandler genetically engineered this trait into them in an effort to make them cute and appealing.
  • Free-Range Children: Taken to an extreme degree with feral Sonees and Roseys. Sonichus and Rosechus are incredibly fecund and will sometimes simply let their offspring wander off. These Sonees and Roseys are referred to as 'ferals'; ferals have better self-preservation instincts than their 'homebred' counterparts, are slightly leaner and faster, and can be dangerous when encountered in large groups.
  • Funetik Aksent: You will hear the Sonee's and Rosey's grating, Elmo-like voices after a few pages. It is by turns hilarious and rage-inducing.
  • Glass Cannon: The Electric Hedgehog Pokemon created by the PVCC's Project Asperchu are very powerful but lack the Chaotic Combo's Healing Factor, making them much more vulnerable to injury.
  • Hate Sink: Virtually every main antagonist in the story, ranging from Chris, Sonichu and his family, to the Chaotic Combo, is an example. No matter who you pick, they'll all display several traits: they always try to blame others for things that they and they alone are responsible for, no matter how flimsy the reason may be, calls people who dare oppose them "dang dirty trolls", expects everything to be handed to them on a silver platter; and that's just barely scratching the surface. You will feel cartharsis by the time Chris and the Electric Hedgehog Pokemon's Karma Houdini Warranty ultimately gets revoked by the PVCC.
  • Healing Factor: It's called "Heart level" here, and only those 'chus who are connected to Chandler (i.e. Sonichu, Rosechu, and the Chaotic Combo) have it. Do bear in mind that this doesn't make them invulnerable, just very difficult to kill. It ends up leading to And I Must Scream levels of agony during Operation Hedgeclipper.
  • Heteronormative Crusader: CWCville rounds up all homosexuals and sends them to horrific "straight camps" or enslaves them to serve as caretakers to chu larva. In a storyline pulled directly from the original webcomic, Mayor Chandler attempts to conduct a global genocide of the homosexual population via a campaign of bioterrorism later in the story. Fortunately, it fails in this version.
  • Gorn: By the truckload. Generally Sonees and Roseys are the victims of it.
  • La Résistance: The Private Villa of Corrupted Citizens is this to Chandler's Police State government. The "True Blue" human mercenaries fill the role of Les Collaborateurs.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The Chaotic Combo are all incredibly powerful and fast, combining the speed of Sonic the Hedgehog with a Pikachu's affinity for lightning-based attacks. The ones besides the true and original Sonichu and Rosechu also have another Pokemon element type in combination with electricty: Water for Bubbles, Flying for Angelica, Grass for Wild, Fighting for Punchy and Psychic for Magi-chan.
  • Made of Plasticine: Sonees and Roseys are incredibly easy to kill, as they are basically waddling, twee-speaking sacks of flab. At one point, one of the Honey Badgers kills a Rosey by shoving it into a VCR. At another, Zoey, a Honey Badger, removes her bra and kills a Sonee via nosebleed.
  • Massively Multiplayer Crossover: Like the comic it parodies, CWCollateral takes place in an odd combination of the Pokémon and Sonic the Hedgehog universes, as well as Real Life. Somehow, CWCville is a semi-enclave inside the US state of Virginia, but is also near the Kanto region. Even the Warhammer 40k universe shows up briefly.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Dr. Bill Schwartz (aka Bill the Scientist), a former member of the PVCC that switched sides. What was probably his most heinous act was imprisoning and performing brutal scientific experiments on a young Kuri Tatsuno.
  • Mythology Gag: Loads. Being familiar with the original Sonichu comic, and all the Real Life events surrounding it, is necessary to get the most entertainment out of CWCollateral.
  • Never My Fault: The most universal and infuriating trait displayed by Electric Hedgehog Pokemon is that they believe everything in existence is owed to them, that everyone and everything should bend over backwards to provide them stress free lives of mindless consumer luxury just for being so dang special and cute, and anyone who even suggests otherwise is a DANG DIRTY TROLL!
  • No Honor Among Thieves: When they can't get what they want by abusing a human, Electric Hedgehog Pokemon won't hesitate for a moment to betray or abandon their fellow Chus, even direct family members.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: At Mayor Chandler's behest, Sonichu and Rosechu have been dosing their children's food with powdered Everstone, ensuring that they would remain at two years old for as long as they keep eating it.
  • Original Character: While the villains and the PVCC leadership already existed in some form or another (whether drawn from Sonichu or another work, or from the real life mythos surrounding the original comic), most of the other characters, including the Honey Badgers squad, were created for the fic.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Chandler and the chus are all bigoted towards non-white ethnicities, but homosexuals bear the brunt of their institutionalized prejudice. There are even "straight camps" in which Chandler's regime tries to force homosexuals to become straight.
  • Potty Failure: Tends to happen to Sonees and cloned Sonichus (and Chandler himself) when they are "stressed" or frightened.
  • Precision F-Strike: Sonichu, the Chaotic Combo, and all Sonichu and Rosechu clones were genetically engineered with a 'self-censor' by Chandler, which automatically replaces any curse words with bleeps. When Sonichu's self-censor breaks down upon witnessing Chandler's failed resurrection of Cera, it's a sign that he's having a complete mental breakdown.
  • Propaganda Machine: The mayor's office runs a hilariously ineffectual one glorifying the Chu species, demonizing the wide variety of things (alcohol, tobacco, owning Pokemon and homosexuality, among others) banned by the mayor and and portraying larval chus as lovable Ridiculously Cute Critters that everyone should be happy to love and cherish. No one's buying it.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: The True Blue, cops working for Chandler. Nobody is loyal to him, they are all for the money.
  • Right Hand Versus Left Hand: Happens within the PVCC later in the story: Clyde Cash and Jack Thaddeus undertake a mission without prior approval from Mary Lee Walsh, to rescue Naitsirhc for Giovanni.
  • Spoiled Brat: Electric Hedgehog Pokemon larva were designed from the ground-up as vicarious recreations of Mayor Chandler's perception of an ideal childhood. As such, they are self-centered, endlessly greedy gluttons with zero empathy whom the citizens of CWCville are forced by law to coddle and indulge.
  • Take a Third Option: The 'chus try to pull this all the time whenever they are given two choices. The third option usually comes in the form of Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs, and it never works out for them.
  • Team Pet: Sugarplum Fury, an actual honey badger, is the mascot for the Honey Badgers squad.
  • Time Skip: Kevin and some of the Honey Badgers get pulled into a portal to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and while they're only there for a short while, several months have passed when they come out.
  • Uncanny Valley: Used In-Universe to describe the fused eyes of Sonichus and Rosechus ( but not the real Sonic and Amy Rose), and the eyes of Sonees and Roseys, which are described as having 'reptilian' slit pupils. Their 'armstubs' and 'stumpfeet' are simultaneously seen as both grotesque and pathetic.
  • Urban Segregation: Electric Hedgehog Pokemon are the protected and ruling class in CWCville, living luxurious, idle lives tax free while humans are squeezed dry until they wind up in Soup Hotels and are forced into raising the massive numbers of larval chus.
  • Wave of Babies: Kevin has a vision of the final end of Planet Earth, eaten alive by a tidal wave of Sonees and Roseys, and left a dying, polluted husk.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: While the word "terrorist" is a little advanced to be in the vocabulary Electric Hedgehog Pokemon this sentiment runs strong in both sides of the conflict, as the Chus have no sympathy for the (admittedly pretty brutal) resistance movement, which in turn enjoys near-universal approval from the oppressed humans of CWCville.
  • Zerg Rush: 'Feral' Sonees and Roseys are capable of this in large groups.

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