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Stranded is a Danny Phantom fanfic written by FlowerPrincess11.

Star Strong is one of the most popular kids at school and Danny Fenton is the least popular. They can't stand each other but when a disastrous field trip leaves the two of the stuck on a deserted island and Danny without his powers, the two will have to learn to work together if they want any chance for survival.

The story is continued in Trapped, where Star is obsessed with learning about Danny and his secret.

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The third story is called Lost, where Danny and Star get lost in the Ghost Zone together.

The fourth story arc is called Stuck, where it focuses on Sam and Star's rivalry.

The fifth story arc is called Found, where Star meets Danielle while house-sitting for Danny.

The sixth story arc is called Forgotten, where Danny forgets he's Star's boyfriend and Danny Phantom.

Outside of this is a short side-story called Sunk, by NeoMark. It is set before Stuck. Remembering how rude she was to Danny at the water park during the events of ''Lucky in Love", Star insists they go out on a date there to make up for it, unaware there are a few people wanting to interfere.

NeoMark made another side-story. It's called Swapped.

NeoMark also made one called Bonding. It takes place after "Found" but has flashbacks from before it.

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     In General 
  • Adult Fear: Parents becoming worried about their children's safety is played straight and/or discussed in the stories.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Seems to be happening between Danny and Star, mostly on her part.
  • Betty and Veronica: Sam is the Betty (a childhood friend) while Star becomes the Veronica (a former Beta Bitch who mellows out) to Danny's Archie.
  • Broken Pedestal: Throughout the first two stories Stranded and Trapped, Star starts to lose respect for her popular "friends". By the end of the second story, she breaks free of the A-Listers control and unfriends her clique in favor of befriending Danny and Valerie.
    • In Stranded, Star becomes impressed with how Danny helps her survived and admits to herself that if any of the A-listers, particularly Dash or Kwan were with her, she knew that they wouldn't have survived this long since neither of them are very smart and would have wasted time in freaking out and whining than do anything constructive for their survival.
    • Also, when Danny asks her why she dislikes him so much, she admits that it was because Dash and Paulina don't like him and his friends, which she realize is a rather shallow and unfair reason. She tries to justifies these actions by saying that the A-listers bring order to the school and that while Dash and Paulina are hard to deal with, it's one of the prices to pay for popularity. Danny points out that her so-called "order" is just a bunch of unfair rules made up by snobs who think that they're better then everyone else and the A-Listers are not real friends.
    • During an argument in the caves, Star points out that not so long ago, he tried to be popular and she also points out the flaws of his friends, which are actually partially true. Danny acknowledge her points, but also points out that he has learned that popular is not worth it compared to being yourself and having real friends, and while his friends have flaws, at least they are good people whom he can trust with his life. Star realizes that she can't say that she can trust her friends or their good points.
    • In Trapped, she grows uneasy with how her friends mistreat other people and eventually realizes that she does not want to be in the A-Lister anymore. However she was too afraid to leave. In another adventure with Danny, he is quick to point out that popularly does not last forever and that soon, they will leave high school, so why wasted time being with people you dislike when you can have real friends and be yourself. After the adventure Star realize he was right and realize that she likes him. After seeing how her friends did not care about she was endanger, she gets Mr. Lancer and the other teachers to start punishing the A-Listers, publicly sit with Danny and Valerie, and end her friendship with Paulina and publicly quits the A-Listers.
  • Character Development: One of the main focuses in the series is Star's own growth and development, from being a selfish, shallow, 2 dimensional popular girl into growing into a kinder, braver and overall better person.
  • Daddy's Girl: Star lives with her father and is closer to him than she is to her mother.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Star was at first as rude and dismissive as possible towards Danny, however their experience on the island, where they were force to work together causes them to bond and makes her realize that she was mean to him for shallow reasons. She eventually becomes friends and begins to develop feelings for him soon after.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: More jerks than evil, but Star cannot understand why Danny would care about her safely when all she has done is be mean to him and she was genuinely shocked when he asks her to keep his skills a secret, thus giving up a chance to be popular. By Trapped she is slowly outgrowing this.
  • Foil: Mother and daughter Stella Bevier and Star Strong are this to each other. Both of them were spoiled upperclass girls that fell in love with middle-class nice guys. Both of them used to be kinder when they were younger, before corrupting influences caused them to become meaner. But the two of them took different paths in life. When Stella married Johnathan Strong, she was genuinely in love with him and was a good mother to their daughter Star. However, different values and upbringings eventually caused them to drift apart over the years - Stella was raised to believe that her opinion mattered more than what the commoners believed, and while she did love Johnathan, she never grew or matured as a person because his influence did not change her for the better. This resulted in Stella growing more selfish and thoughtless over the years, to the point where Stella ended the marriage when she ran away with an upperclass Frenchman, and she neglected Star in favor of her new family, while she merely spoiled Star instead. Star used to be a happy, nice girl as a child. However, her parents divorce and her mother's corrupting influence and actions caused Star to be insecure enough to befriend toxic friends and become the selfish, shallow, two-dimensional popular girl that we saw in cannon. But being stranded on an island with Danny Fenton, someone she used to mock and look down on made her look at her life and change for the better. Their experience on the island, where they were forced to work together, causes them to bond and makes her realize that she was mean to him for shallow reasons. She eventually becomes friends with Danny and begins to develop feelings for him soon after. Danny's influence causes Star to eventually reject the toxic influence of her mother and A-Lister friends, as she found the courage to leave the A-Listers and become a kinder, braver and overall better person.
  • Forgiveness: As part of their falling for each other, Danny forgives Star for her past actions when she strives to be a better person.
  • Freudian Excuse: Star's parents are divorced and her mother lives with another man, while her father is a high paying lawyer that, because of his career, does not spend a lot of time with her. It's mildly implied that Star's original bitterness was partially due to her familial situation.
  • Hate Sink: Colette Bevier, Star's snooty stepsister, embodies all of the worst aspects of spoiled brats, such as being shallow, petty, manipulative and selfish. The fact that Paulina follows a rule on the A-List to never date a friend's ex until enough time has past only demonstrates how much worse Colette is, given she has stolen and flirted with Star's boyfriends before and continues to pester Danny despite his rejection.
  • Jerkass Realization: When Danny asks Star why they don't get along in school, she realizes that aside from the Happy Princess Beauty Pageant incident last semester, he never did anything to her personally, and she feels guilty when she realizes that she only mistreated him because Dash and Paulina disliked him and his friends, which she realize were shallow reasons.
  • Jerk-to-Nice-Guy Plot: Star Strong, in the first two stories goes from a selfish, shallow, spoiled brat who looks down and bully those that are below her, to a kind and caring girl willing to defend those she once look down on.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Trapped and Lost reveal that Jazz is unaware about Danielle. Danny is afraid to tell her as he's not sure how she'd react. He had to ask Star to promise to not tell her when she found out about his powers.
  • Misery Builds Character: Star's experiences on the Island and forcing her to depend on Danny made her realize the fault in herself and made her into a better person.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Star didn't have her last name confirmed in the series. Since her second voice actress was Tara Strong, this was the name chosen.
  • Nice Guy: While his patience with her gets tested, Danny does his best to look out for Star when they're forced to work together. Eventually, this makes Star lose interest in being rude to him.
  • Never My Fault: Colette has this attitude as she seems to have a habit of blaming Star for every misfortune that befalls her, never taking in account her own actions.
  • Oblivious to Love: Danny is clueless to how Star is clearly falling for him, even after she kissed him.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: It turns out that Star is just a nickname. Her full name is Estelle Joy Strong, Star is just a nickname. Danny likes her real name more.
  • Overarching Villain: The Monster of Specter Island is the only recurring villain throughout the three stories and plays a role in each one.
  • Parental Neglect: Downplayed and Subverted. Star's father is unfortunately busy with his career as a high paying lawyer to spend time with her. However, he still loves his daughter very much and when he feels that Star really needs him, he puts his career out hold to spend time with her and make sure that she is okay.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Star develops a growing attraction to Danny, since he's a Nice Guy who shows appreciation and respect for the real her and doesn't have any issues with her talents that her so-called friends dismiss.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Star's stay on the Island force her to toughen up, and by the time of Trapped, she has become brave enough able to take on ghosts to save Danny.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: During the events of the story Star becomes a much more kinder and open minded person.

     Stranded 
  • Alliterative Name: Star Strong.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Star questions why Danny wouldn't believe the island has a monster considering all of the ghosts that attack Amity Park.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Sam with Dash. Angry at how uncaring the jock is over the fact that Danny's life is in danger, she snaps at him and delivers one of these.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Danny to Star about the A-Listers. He basically asks her if she can think of one positive thing about them that didn't involve looks, money or status or if she can truly trust them. Star can't answer him either time.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: Danny acknowledges when Star points out Sam and Tucker's faults, but he points out that despite their faults, they are good people who he can trust with his life. When Danny ask if he can say the same for her friends and is willing to even take back the things he said, Star can't answer.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: Star wakes up in the cave to notice Danny sleeping. Although it's not so much him sleeping that caught her attention as it does the fact that he's shirtless.
  • Beta Bitch: Star begins the story being almost as vain and mean as Paulina.
  • Break the Haughty: Star's experience on the Island breaks down her arrogance and she is forced to relay on Danny, someone she look downs on in order to survive. She grows from this experience.
  • Broken Pedestal: It’s implied that Star is losing respect for the A-Listers group and her “friends”.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Danny loses his powers after getting in contact with an anti ghost elemental called Spectral Algae. This forces him to use his wits and experience.
  • Butt-Monkey: Star. It doesn't take long for her get on the receiving end of some slapstick while trapped on the island, due to not knowing how to survive.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Spectral Algae is a moss that posses anti-ghost properties which leaves Danny without his powers during the course of this story.
    • He would later use it to fight off the ghost that is attacking him and Star.
  • Deserted Island: The first story is about Danny and Star being stuck on one such island, though it does have one rather dangerous inhabitant.
  • Determinator: Danny, with or without powers, is determined to keep himself and Star alive while they are trapped on the island, relying only on his wits and the island's resources to survive.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite how much of a bossy and unpleasant person she is, Danny tries to save Star from falling off the boat. Likewise, despite how vocally she is about her opinion on him, Star isn't so ungrateful to Danny that she doesn't hold onto him.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Surviving the elements and a monster causes the two teens who despise each other to bond.
  • Hate Sink: Dash, Paulina, and Kwan are this throughout both stories, showing their worse traits by being cruel and uncaring making the readers hate them.
  • Hidden Depths: Danny is shown to have some good survival skills which come in handy during their time on the island.
  • I Owe You My Life: Star thanks Danny for saving her life and feels indebted to him.
  • Jerkass: The A-listers as usual are dismissive towards anyone not one of them, Star being one of them.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Star is quick to point out that not so long ago, Danny had tried to be popular. She also mentions fair points about his friends' flaws and lesser traits that even Danny admits is true.
  • Jerkass Realization: Star realizes how needlessly rude and dismissive of Danny she's being after he helps her several times without asking for anything.
  • Kick the Dog: Dash and his friend mock Danny just after he has just been rescued, even after Star put in a good word for him.
  • Lack of Empathy: It appears that Dash, Kwan, and Paulina are completely unfazed about what happened to Danny and Star, caring more about how the search was for them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Star starts out being as mean and rude as possible towards Danny when they were paired together for their assignment, and it's not long until a storm hits their ship and they get stranded on the island together.
  • Missing Mom: Star's parents are divorced. Her mother is currently with a boyfriend that Star despises.
  • Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: Star. It's implied that she is uncomfortable with some of the things that the A-Listers do, such as kicking Valerie out and that she might not be as mean as she projects her self out out at school.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: The monster on the island isn't the cause of their being stranded, nor does it directly interact with Danny and Star in their attempts at survival. As Danny puts it, it's a wild animal.
  • Reality Ensues: Because Danny and Star were lost in sea, the captain was sued by the student's outraged parents for putting their children in danger in the first place.
  • Ship Tease: Star will unintentionally blush or smile whenever she and Danny bond, complete with kissing him on the cheek as a thanks.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Danny and Star are assigned as partners for the class assignment. Neither are happy with this, and are less happy about being forced to work together on the island when they're stranded.

     Trapped 
  • Adorkable: Both Danny and Star have a hard time speaking clearly to each other after the kiss.
  • Adults Are Useless: Like in the show Mr. Lancer favors the A-Listers and does nothing to stop their bullying. Star turns the tables on him when she threatens to have her father sue him and the school, forcing him to punish Dash and the other A-Listers.
  • Almost Holding Hands: While Danny is still flustered from the kiss, Star briefly attempts to reach out for his hand. She pulls back before he can notices and mentally scolds herself for the attempt.
  • Almost Kiss: In Trapped, after Danny compliments her drawing skills and gives a few kind words, Star is touched and seems like she's about to kiss him on the lips. Then a ghost attacks them.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: After Danny is captured by the monster of Specter Island, Star decides to repay him for his kind words and concern for her by going to save him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Danny fires at Vlad for daring to call Danielle a "mistake".
  • Big Damn Kiss: Star grabs hold of Danny and kisses him on the lips after they survive both the monster and Vlad Plasmius. After a second of shock, Danny kisses her back.
  • Boy Meets Ghoul: Gender inverted, Star is unknowingly falling for Danny Phantom, a half-ghost hybrid.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Star questions why Danny lets Dash bully him when the monster they encountered on the island could've easily torn him in half and Danny was smart and skilled enough to stand up to it.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Sam, unsurprisingly, isn't pleased that Star keeps looking at Danny. Star thinks she should just get over Danny if she's never going to make a move.
  • Distressed Dude: Star takes it upon herself to save Danny from the monster.
  • Evil Is Petty: Vlad messing with Danny and Star in the school was nothing more than just him trolling the boy.
  • Hairpin Lockpick: Danny takes one of Star's bobby pins and claims he's use it to unlock a door. However, he's actually using his powers while she looks away, using the pin as a way to trick her.
  • Held Gaze: While hiding in a locker together and hearing him compliment her drawing skills, Star spends a good deal of time staring into Danny's eyes.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Star in the last chapter decide to leave the A-Lister once and for all, while threatening to sue the school to make the teachers punish the A-Listers.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: When Star threatens to sue Mr. Lancer and the school for allowing Dash and the A-Listers to get away with their bullying, Mr. Lancer punishes Dash by giving him detention.
  • Luminescent Blush: Danny and Star blush bright enough to look like tomatoes after they kissed.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • By locking Danny in the bathroom, Star ends up trapping the both of them in the school, after hours with a ghost after them.
    • Also by wasting the power on her phone, she can’t call for help.
  • Papa Wolf: When Star doesn't arrive home, her father decides to call the police.
  • Parents as People: Star's dad does love her and cares for her well being, but he has a very busy schedule due to being a succesful lawyer and rarely spends time with her. However, the moment he thinks her life is in danger, he leaps into action.
  • Positive Friend Influence: Becoming friends with Danny causes Star to reject the A-Listers.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Star, having had enough of Danny lying to her, locks him in the bathroom until he tells her the truth.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Despite bonding in the last story, Danny and Star still don't trust each other because they went back to their group of friends and still have some differences. Even after they kiss, it doesn't magically make the time they spent disliking one another go away.
    • As Danny points out, in 10 years no one will care Star was popular in high school. Not her husband or kids or working buddies. And while Dash doesn't bother trying to have a life after Senior year, Paulina is going to either remain the same shallow doll she is now or get forced to find a job when her parents wise up, while Danny want to be an astronaut, Sam will probably join some environmental organization and Tucker will probably end up going to MIT like he's always dreamed.
    • Star, in gratitude to Danny, threatens to have her father sue Casper High for turning a blind eye to the harassment students receive from Dash and the A-Listers, something that could very well happen in real life.
  • Rescue Romance: Saving her life a few times has made Star grow very interested in Danny.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Inverted. Star threatens to have her father sue the school and Mr. Lancer unless he stop favoring the A-Listers and punish them for their bullying.
  • Shipper on Deck: Valerie quickly picks up Star's growing attraction to Danny and, despite her still lingering feelings for him, thinks they'd be good together.
  • Significant Sketchbook: Star has a sketchbook she keeps and hides from her friends. She happens to have a certain drawing she wishes to keep secret. It's Danny, shirtless, when they were on the island.
  • Skewed Priorities: When Star was grounded when she revealed to her father it was her fault she and Danny was trap at school, she text Paulina she could not go to her party. Paulina was angry that she could not be at the party and even said she should have sneaked out not caring Star was trap in the school, this made Star angry and play a factor in her quitting the A-Listers.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Literal example. Star slaps Danny twice for two things that genuinely angered her before she becomes very affectionate and kisses him.
  • Tsundere: Star becomes one to Danny overtime. When she's not mad at him, she's growing fond of his heroic side and later, after slapping him, kisses him on the lips.
  • Unishment: When Star told her father that she was the reason she and Danny were trap in school, he decide to punish her by grounding her for the weekend and told her she could not go to Paulina's party, not even wanting to go to the party and happy she can spend time with her father, she does not consider this a punishment at all.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Okay, she is not his girlfriend but when Danny gets captured by the ghost that has been stalking then, Star goes to save him.
  • With Friends Like These...: As Danny pointed out the A-Listers don't care about her, telling her what she can and can't do. And Paulina did not even care that Star was trap in the school, caring more that Star miss a party and made her look bad. Realizing Danny was right, Star unfriended Paulina and quit the A-Listers.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Danny assures Star that the real her who isn't trying to be an A-Lister is a much better person.
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     Lost 
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Colette flirted with Danny, but her being pretty doesn't detract from how spoiled and annoying he finds her.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Downplayed Star does not hate her baby half brother Pierre, but she is not thrilled about him coming to visit, along with her mom and the rest of that side of the family.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents:
    • Star is mortified by Stella's comments and pretending to be a french person
    • Johnathan seems to be a more sympathetic version since he at least tried to be nice to Danny and didn't realize that inviting himself and Star for Cocoa was embarrassing her.
  • Amicable Exes: A Downplayed one between Star's parents. While her dad admits that they didn't end their relationship on the best of terms, he is aware that his ex-wife still loves Star and encourages her to spend time with her whenever she is in town.
    • Subverted later on. When Star disappears under Stella's watch, and when Jonathan saw how Stella was unwilling to admit her fault, he decide to terminate Stella's visitation rights as a result of her selfish, irresponsible actions.
  • Androcles' Lion: The Monster of Specter Island ends its feud with with Danny and Star after the latter feeds him and they set him free.
  • Anger Born of Worry: When Danny and Star return, Jack, Maddie and Jonathan are angry at them for vanishing. It's said to be the most worried Danny and Star saw their families.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil Downplayed. As she is more selfish and thoughtless then evil, but Stella is a woman that came from a wealthy, high-breed family, who has no respect for the middle class. It's also implied that her family is the same way, because according to her, she was raised to believe that her opinion mattered more than what the commoners believe.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Stella was shown to be a selfish and neglectful parent who favored her new family, not care about how her actions effected Star, all while spoiling her rotten. When Star disappeared, she looked sincerely worried for her, then she show how selfish she truly is by refusing to take responsibility for Star's disappearance, going as far to say she sacrificed her figure to give birth to Star while her daughter missing. However when Jonathan tells Stella that he plans to terminate her visitation rights after calling her out for being a bad parent to their daughter. That and with Star still missing, causes Stella to realize just how serious this situation is, and shows that despite being selfish and shallow, Stella really does love her daughter deep down and wishes she was home safe.
  • Battle Couple: Danny and Star defeat Skulker together moments before admitting their feelings for each other.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After calling her mother out, Star storms off and cries her eyes out over what had happened. She wishes she and Danny were as far away from her step family as possible. Desiree happened to have overheard her.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Star's parents are divorced. Her mother has her sleazy husband, spoiled stepdaughter, and newborn son, all of whom Star can live without.
  • Birds of a Feather: Stella and Jean Luc Bevier, both of them are spoiled, selfish, and shallow rich aristocrats who only care for themselves, and look down on the lower class.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Star claims that her stepsister Colette is this. According to Star, she acts sweet and polite in front of her mom, but in reality is no different than Paulina.
  • Blue Blood: According to Stella, she was born to one of New York's richest families, who came there all the way from France generations ago.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: As Danny notes when he sees the Plasmius Maximus has a switch to restore powers, Vlad doesn't learn from his mistakes.
  • Brainless Beauty: Stella looks like a grownup version of her daughter, but is lacking much of her common sense.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Colette is Jean-Luc's spoiled brat daughter who likes to take what she wants whenever she wants.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: After thinking Danny left because of their insensitive comments, Star finally calls her mother out for her vapid attitude, leaving her loving family for a womanizer and his spoiled brat daughter, and for not fulfilling her role as a mother. When Stella tries to defend herself and orders Star to apologize, Star then admits she hates her mother.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Tucker questions how Danny got Valerie and Star, two former popular girls who disliked his very existence, into liking him.
  • Cassandra Truth: Apparently, Dash bragged about how he once got shrunk with Danny Phantom and survived a ghost attack together. Star didn't believe it until Danny confirms it.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Danny doesn't realize Star and Sam are both into him and trying to take his interest away from the other.
  • Cuddle Bug: Star has developed a habit of hugging Danny when she sees him. Danny doesn't mind or recognize her growing attraction to him, but Sam does and isn't happy about it.
  • De-Power: Thanks to an explosion from the Plasmius Maximus, Danny is slowly losing some of his powers.
  • Disneyland Dad: Star's says that while her parents are divorced, her mother still sends her a lot of expensive gifts and money year round, and that she makes multiple trips a year to see her in order to "spend time with her".
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Child: Stella doesn't know much about her own daughter outside of what's on the surface.
  • Dramatic Irony: Paulina thinks Star and Danny are perfect for each other because they're both losers, all while nursing a hopeless crush on Danny Phantom. Both are unaware that Star has been nursing a crush on Danny Fenton, Danny Phantom's true identity, and grown very close to him.
  • Dye Hard: Colette dyed her hair a bright red, as opposed to the brown hair her father has. The narration made it clear her hair is supposed to be like her father's.
  • Dumb Blonde: Averted. Now that she's not Paulina's Beta Bitch anymore, Star no longer acts like this. She revealed she's very intelligent and reasonable, and takes her studies more seriously.
  • Exact Words: When Star questions Danny about living in the Ghost Zone, he responds "I don't really like living in the Ghost Zone. I spend every chance that I get in the Human World". It's technically not a lie, he just left out that he "lives" on Earth
  • Fake Brit: More like "Fake Frenchperson" but according to Star, her mother Stella tends to act like she is a native Parisian, despite being from New York.
  • First-Person Perspective: The first chapter focuses on Star recapping the previous two stories in her diary.
  • Forceful Kiss: Colette plants one on Danny just to spite Star. Danny didn't take it well.
  • Former Friend of Alpha Bitch: Star and Paulina are at each other's throats after the former recognizes how terrible a friend the latter is.
  • Friend Versus Lover: Sam and Tucker do not like Danny spending so much time around Star, especially after she finds out his secret. She tries to make some kind of compromise, as she doesn't mind not being friends but doesn't want to be enemies with them. Tucker seems to consider it, but Sam rejects it.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • Colette's attitude likely stems from being spoiled by her father and her mother leaving them.
    • Also, Stella was born into a wealthy, high-breed and was taught from a early age that her opinion mattered more than what the commoners believe. Because of that mindset, she never thinks or cares about the consequences of her selfish actions and words and how they effect her love ones.
  • From Bad to Worse: A disastrous dinner with Star's step family ends with her and Danny getting lost in an unfamiliar part of the Ghost Zone.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Estelle Joy Strong and Daniel Fenton receive it from their respective Dads.
  • Gratuitous French: It seems Star's mother tends to use French words in her sentences, even when talking to her English Speaking daughter.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Star knows French and is a skilled bowler.
    • It's later revealed that despite alway being shallow and selfish, Stella did truly love Jonathan when she married him. Also, she still loves her daughter and it's shown that in Star's early childhood, she was not always a bad mother to her.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: Colette thinks she can make Danny more preferable for her boyfriend, but Star thinks Danny is perfect as is.
  • I Hate Past Me: Star regrets that she ever treated Danny so poorly before.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Colette originally hit on Danny to irritate Star, but his rejecting her advances made her like the "challenge" he presented.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Stella doesn't seem to comprehend when her comments come off as rude or insulting to people she talks to or about.
  • Insistent Appellation: Jazz still insists on calling Skulker "Ghost X", since she thinks her name for him sounds better.
  • I Regret Nothing: Star does not regret leaving the A-Listers and is happy she is no longer friends with them and has found better friends in Danny and Valerie.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Paulina refuses to change the cheer the squad have been using when Star finds it underwhelming, because she was the one who made it.
    • Jean Luc Bevier, Stella Bevier, and Colette Bevier. All three of them are spoiled, selfish, and shallow rich aristocrats who only care for thereselves and there rich life styles.
  • It's All My Fault: After Desiree sends them to the Ghost Zone after overhearing her wish, Star blames herself for their predicament but Danny(as Phantom) tells her that it's Desiree's fault.
  • Jerkass: Something the Bevier father and daughter have in common. Jean-Luc is a pompous jerk to anyone not attractive in a skirt, while Colette is a two-faced spoiled brat who makes hidden insults at Star.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Johnathan Strong plans to use his connections as a high ranking lawyer to terminate Stella's visitation rights so she can't see Star anymore. While it's true that he plans to manipulate the court system so Stella can't see Star anymore, he is right when he points out that she has been a bad parent, her thoughtlessness, not caring how her actions negatively influenced their daughter and the fact that she had sided with her step daughter over Star. What makes this worse is that unknown to Johnathan. Stella was a corrupting influence on Star, turning her into a selfish, shallow, 2 dimensional popular girl because he thought Stella still loved Star and encouraged her to spend time with her whenever she is in town. In hindsight it would have been better for Star if he cut Stella from Star's life from the start.
    • Subverted. When Stella Bevier argues with her ex husband about him planning to terminate her visitation rights so she can't see Star anymore. They get into an argument about the fate of their marriage, Johnathan reveals he is still very angry that Stella that she cheated on him and left him for another man, even more since she abandoned their daughter. Stella fires back, pointing out that their marriage was already dead when she meet Jean Luc and says that it's not like they could stay together until Star leaves for college. Johnathan does not argue that point, but he yelled back that she did not have the right to cheat on him or abandoning Star.
  • Jerkass Realization: Stella has one in chapter 17 after Jonathan tells her that he plans to terminate her visitation rights after calling her out for being a bad parent to their daughter. This and Star still missing causes Stella to realize how serious this situation is and she realizes that her selfish words and actions have consequences, as well as the fact that she made a mistake and wants her daughter back.
  • Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: When Stella learn that Star was missing when she was yelling at Johnathan, she look genuine worry for Star, but then in the next chapter, she show how selfish she truly is by refusing to take responsibility for Star disappearance, going as far to say she sacrifice her figure to give birth to Star while her daughter missing.
    • Subverted. When Jonathan tells Stella that he plans to terminate her visitation rights after calling her out for being a bad parent to their daughter, and with Star still missing causes Stella to realize how serious this situation is, she admit to herself she made a mistake and wants her daughter home.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • Now that the teachers are not favoring the A-Listers, they are being punished whenever they are caught in the act of bullying the other students.
    • Stella left her husband and abandoned her family to live with Paris with a French man and his daughter, her daughter had enough of her selfish actions and calls her out on being a bad parents, saying she hate her. While her ex husband Jonathan tells her he plans terminate her visitation rights, meaning because of her selfish actions, she going to lose her daughter.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Danny has made it a vow to never acknowledge the whole incident from The Ultimate Enemy ever again. Star questions why he won't tell her, but recognizes it was traumatizing and doesn't press on.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Okay, they aren't a couple but Star is slowly falling in love with Danny, A Nice Guy who is Closer to Earth than her. Meanwhile, from what we've seen, her father Johnathan is also a Nice Guy and is the one parent she has that is Closer to Earth too.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Star is slowly becoming this.
  • Love Confession: After surviving Skulker and finding a save place to talk, both Danny and Star finally admit their feelings for each other while Star learns Danny's secret.
  • Love Epiphany: While going to save Star, Danny starts to realize he may have feelings for her.
  • Loving a Shadow: Johnathan admit to himself that his love for Stella blind him to the tip of person she really was until it was to late.
  • Missing Mom: Colette's mother has never appeared. According to Star, she apparently left her family due to Jean-Luc's philandering ways.
  • Never My Fault: Stella does not see herself to blame for Star's disappearance, even after she brought up badmouthing Danny for not being good enough for her daughter.
    • Subverted when Stella realizes just how serious this situation is and Jonathan brings up how bad of a parent she is to Star, she finally admits to herself that she made a mistake and wants her daughter back.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Despite Johnathan Strong's understandable anger at his wife for cheating and leaving him, he does not try to get in the way of Stella having a relationship with their daughter Star. Stella was a corrupting influence on Star and her actions caused Star to be insecure enough to befriend toxic friends and become a selfish, shallow, 2 dimensional popular girl in the first place.
  • No Sympathy: Jean-Luc and Colette Bevier don't show concern at all that Star and Danny are missing, doing their own activities. Jonathan pointed that out to Stella, in which she weakly defends them by saying they are dealing with Star's disappearance in their own way. Jonathan is clearly unconvinced.
  • Official Couple: Danny and Star admit their feelings and, after going on a date, go steady.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted and Played With. Star's real name is "Estelle" and her mother's name is "Stella", both which mean "Star".
  • Parental Favoritism: Stella seems guilty of preferring Colette over Star, which makes it even more tragic since Star is her biological child.
  • Parental Neglect: Stella is so engrossed with the rich lifestyle Jean-Luc lives that she barely has any time for Star.
  • Parent with New Paramour: Star's mother Stella has remarried and Star really hates her stepfather, viewing him as a creep and refusing to call him "papa".
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Star's former friends attempt to bully her and treat her like a loser after she leaves the group, but with the teachers no longer favoring them and Star being the one who threaten to sue the school, the teachers give them detention every time they catch them
    • Danny and Star may have become friends, but Sam and Tucker are having a hard time getting use to it, since while Danny and Star have bonded during their previous adventures, Sam and Tucker have not seen her nice side and only know her being mean to them and Danny, so it hard for them to accept that she has changed.
    • Stella always had a strained relationship with Jonathan and Star after she left them to be with another man in Paris. While Jonathan, to his credit, tried not to get in the way of Stella having a relationship with Star and Star does want her mother to love her. However, Jonathan is still angry at Stella for cheating on him and Star resents her for leaving her and her father to be with another men and his daughter. They both reach there breaking point in this story. For Star, she was sick of her mother favoring her step family over her and how thoughtless and selfish she is. After thinking Danny left because of their insensitive comments, Star finally calls her out on being a bad mother and leaves, saying she hate her. Later with Star missing and Jonathan see that Stella was unwilling to admit her fault, he decide to terminate Stella's visitation rights as a result of her selfish, irresponsible actions. Stella is a thoughtless and selfish person and it was only a matter of time before Jonathan and Star would have enough of her and want her out of there lives.
    • Even though Stella rightfully apologizes for what happened, Star notes that it doesn't make the years of abandonment and insensitivity go away. But at the very least, it's the right path to being forgiven.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Danny and Star become a couple near the end of this story.
  • The Reveal Prompts Romance: Star and Danny officially become a couple,. after Danny reveals his secret to her .
  • Rich Bitch:
    • Colette is spoiled by her father and is so used to getting what she wants that she won't take Danny saying no for an answer.
    • Stella is much older but she is just as shallow and materialistic, and seems to have very little respect for the middle class.
  • Secret Keeper: Star vows to never tell anyone Danny's secret without his permission.
  • Shadow Archetype:
    • Stella looks like her daughter, but is shallow and rather unable to see how her actions negatively affect people around her when she wants something, like a more handsome and suave husband even when she was already married. She's essentially what Star could have been if she remained with the A-Listers and not develop feelings for Danny.
    • Colette is another one to Star. They're both children who live with their divorced father, but Colette is what Star could have ended up being like if Jonathan spoiled her.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: When pressed about it, Danny and Star insist to her mother's family that they are just friends. Star hopes that will change, while Danny is unable to process his feelings for her.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Jonathan Strong seems to recognize his daughter's interest in Danny quickly and voices his approval of her new "friend" more than the A-Listers.
    • When Star admits to liking Danny, Cujo overhears and gets happy to hear this.
    • Upon seeing Star, Frostbite finds her more amiable than Sam and thinks she'd be a worthy mate for Danny.
  • Shipping Torpedo: Stella and Jean-Luc dismiss the idea of Star being with Danny, finding him too plain and unimpressive for her.
  • Shout-Out: To Spider-Man: The Animated Series when Danny Phantom admits his feelings to Star, who admits her feelings to Danny Fenton and finds out his secret.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Stepsisters Star and Colette hate each other and compete for things, with Colette usually winning due to Stella taking her side.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Danny and Star's close romance disgusts Sam. Justified, given her feelings for her old friend.
  • Skeptic No Longer: Jean-Luc and Colette don't believe in ghosts until the Box Ghost shows up in front of them.
  • Slimeball: Jean-Luc, Star's stepfather, who she has no real love for. She calls him Pepé Le Pew without any charm, since he seduced her mother while she and Star's father were still married and made her leave her family.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: While they aren't dating, Danny finds himself sympathetic to Star's plight with her stepfamily and offers to join her when they arrive in Amity Park, earning a kiss on the cheek from her as a result.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid:
    • Star was once a happy, nice girl as a child. However her parents divorce and her mother's corrupting influence and actions caused Star to be insecure enough to befriend toxic friends and become a selfish, shallow, 2 dimensional popular girl that we have seen in cannon.
    • Downplayed. Stella was alway a thoughtless and selfish person who did not care how her words and actions affected others. However chapter 17 reveles that when Stella married Jonathan, she genuinely did love him but over the years they grew apart, and chapter 18 also shows that she was not alway a bad parent to Star. However her selfishness caused her to cheat on Johnathan and leave him, as well as neglect Star in favor of her new family, while she merely spoiled Star instead.
  • Uptown Girl:
    • Deconstructed. When Johnathan and Stella were first married, they were happy and in love, despite their different backgrounds as Stella came from an upperclass family and was raised to believe that her opinion matters more than a commoners, while Johnathan came from a middle class family but with hard work, became a succesful lawyer. Their different values and upbringing eventually caused them to drift apart during the years and Stella ended the marriage when she ran away with an upperclass Frenchman.
    • Seems to be hereditary, as Star plays this straight while she seeks to be involved with Danny, who is also middle class and she comes from a rich family.
  • Visit by Divorced Dad: Gender Inverted. Star's mother Stella who moved to Paris with her new husband and his daughter Colette and just had a baby boy Pierre are coming to visit for the weekend. A visit Star isn't exactly thrilled about.
  • Villainous Crush: Colette is very taken with Danny, who wants nothing to do with her.
  • You Can Talk?: To their surprise, Danny and Star find out that the Monster of Specter Island can actually speak when he thanks them for setting him free.
  • Your Cheating Heart:
    • Jean-Luc flirted with women even he was married. Colette's mother apparently left him because of this.
    • Stella had left her husband for Jean Luc, whom she met while they were still married.

     Sunk 
  • Abhorrent Admirer: It turns out even when in the A-list, Star was never fond of Dash. He hits on her, both as a ploy then out of genuine interest, and rebuffs him.
  • Affectionate Nickname: The B-plot of this story is that Star tries to come up with one for Danny.
  • Amazon Chaser: Danny fawns over Star when she beats up Dash using her athletic skills.
  • Book-Ends: The first chapter begins and the last chapter ends with Danny resting his head on Star's lap as they share a kiss.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Dash doesn't remember breaking Danny's model shuttle when Star demands an apology from him. He admits not bothering to remember anything, since he's broken other things he regarded as junk.
  • Dude Magnet: Colette is capable of attracting a large flock of boys to her with no effort. Too bad, she prefers the one boy she can't have.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Both Danny and Star can't help but stare at the other in their respective swim wear.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Her parents may not entirely approve of Danny, but they don't approve of Sam's blatant jealousy either, especially since they're still paying for damages she caused from that mindset back in Lucky in Love.
  • Evil Is Petty: Vlad tries to attack Star at the water park due to her capturing him made him a laughing stock in the Ghost Zone.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Star finds Danny rather cute when he acts dorky.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Valerie calls out Sam's jealous and tells her that if she's really the good friend, she wouldn't be spying on him and Star. Sam seemingly listens... before deciding to just confront the two in person.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Despite her own feelings for him, Valerie is more than willing to step aside and let Star date Danny.
  • Lust Object: Dash admits to finding Star attractive, but attempts to hurt her for not returning his advances.
  • Must Make Amends: Star's desire to go out at Floody Waters stems from how she was rude to Danny over a joke Paulina made about him not qualifying as a man in the canon episode Lucky In Love and so she can forgive herself.
  • Never My Fault: Tucker gets into trouble at Floody Waters for harassing girls he was trying to hit on and blames Sam for it. She rightfully points out that was his own doing.
  • Reality Ensues: In Lucky in Love, when Sam dented a locker, crushed a napkin holder and broke off a piece of a mailbox, it was Played for Laughs. Here, it turns out her parents were sued for property damage for it and are very angry with Sam doing those things.
  • Red Herring: The ghostly bear attacks Danny and Star as a means of tricking them into thinking it was what attacked them all day.
  • Shipper on Deck: Danny's family is accepting of his relationship with Star, even if they're concerned for how Sam will likely try to harm her.
  • Swirlie: In the epilogue, Irving Burns threatens to ban Dash Baxter from Nasty Burger for life if Dash keeps "giving teens swirlys in the bathroom".
  • What Does She See in Him?: Danny asks Colette why she likes him since he isn't as muscular or popular like her usual boyfriends. Colette explains that he fascinates her. Several boys she attracts with no effort also wonder why she likes Danny.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Dash has no qualms in threatening Star physically after she both kicked him and rejected his advances.

     Stuck 
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Just like in the previous story, Colette is still interested and Danny and wants to steal him from Star. Her antics include flirting with him, picking him as her tour guide on her first day of school and basically trying to cling to him, despite being told on more than one occasion that Danny is dating her step sister and that he doesn't like her.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Star tells Sam not to dismiss the ghost stories of Lake Eerie, since Specter Island has a monster living on it.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Star has taken to calling Danny "Danny-Boo", as she insisted on a pet name. Sam despises it.
    • Colette has taken to calling Danny "Mon Amour", French for "my love". He rolls his eyes over it.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Sam and Star try to fix the old HAM radio by using parts of Star's cell phone to restart it and get in contact with Tucker and Danny. it works!.
  • Blackmail: Colette, although not knowing the details, threatens to tell Stella about Star's disappearance unless Danny breaks up with Star for her.
  • Cassandra Truth: Colette tries to get Star in trouble by saying that she had both Danny Phantom and Tucker Foley in her room last night. No one believes her.
  • Chick Magnet: Danny is dating Star, while Sam and Colette both have the hots for him.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Sam, obviously. Star shows some shades of this as well.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Had Sam realize it was Wulf they encountered, she and Star would have gotten free of the cuffs and headed home sooner.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • While she is a spoiled, snobby rich girl, and while she did express some interest in Dash for his looks, Colette quickly becomes annoyed by him, finding him to be boorish and much preferring Danny.
    • Ember quickly finds it annoying and pathetic that Sam and Star are fighting over Danny instead of her.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As jealous and disdainful as they are towards each other, Star doesn't hesitate to save Sam from being poisoned by a black widow. Also, Sam doesn't hesitate to return the favor later when she saves Star from a snake.
    • Stella seems to favor her stepdaughter Colette Bevier over her biological daughter Star Strong. She spoils and enable her bad behavior and usually takes Colette side over Star but it appears that she was genuinely in the dark on how Colette treated Star due her foolish trust in her stepdaughter. At the end of Stuck, when Colette was caught trying to get Star in trouble, Stella does not hesitate in punishing her.
  • Fire-Forged Friendship: Downplayed as while they are still rather tense and distrusting towards each other, Sam and Star start working together after being sent away and stuck at the abandoned Camp Skull and Crossbones.
  • Friendly Enemy: Kitty has no real beef with Danny and does seem to appreciate his advice on Johnny. She only attacks him because he promised Ember.
  • Friend Versus Lover: Sam, the best friend with a desire to be more, and Star, the current girlfriend, do not like each other all because they both like Danny.
  • Hopeless Suitor:
    • Dash tries to hit on Colette and invites her to Nasty Burger, who is clearly more interested in Danny and has no interest in eating in places not 4 stars.
    • Meanwhile, Colette is still pursuing Danny, who is dating Star and also finds her to be a nuisance.
  • Interspecies Romance: Between Danny(a half ghost) and Star(a normal human).
  • Jerkass Realization: Both girls.
    • Star realizes that, although she and Danny have grown very close, she never properly apologized to his friends, only tolerating them at best. As such, she apologizes to Sam for her behavior.
    • Sam realizes that Star's life is not as ideal as she has thought, as Star is dealing with divorced parents, a father who tries but doesn't spend enough time with her, a mother who ran off with a sleazy Frenchman, and a cruel stepsister who is rude to her for no good reason. She starts to show more empathy as a result.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After spending years acting innocent in Stella's presence to avoid punishment, Colette is finally caught lying and is punished.
  • Lampshade Hanging: This chapter actually calls into question why Sam and Tucker do not wear disguises when they assist Danny in fighting ghosts, thereby preventing people from recognizing them. Star has the idea to wear a disguise and suggests it, only Sam is against it.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Where the previous installment Lost called attention to Danny's similarities to Star's father Johnathan, this one calls attention to Star's similarities to Danny's mother Maddie. Star wears an orange version of Maddie's jumpsuit when on patrol, wields her Fenton lightsaber when fighting ghosts, and has similar romantic banter with Danny during fights that Maddie has with Jack. Danny even reacts to all this in a very similar way to his father.
  • Never My Fault: Both Sam and Star blame each other for getting lost in the woods and stuck together, ignoring their own actions in getting caught.
  • Not So Different: Both Star and Sam admire Danny's good nature and share a dislike of Colette.
  • Official Couple: Star and Danny are now an item.
  • Reality Ensues: Despite the adventure, Sam and Star admit that it isn't enough for them to become friends. However, they did come to respect each other.
  • Rivals Team Up: The premise of “Stuck” has Sam and Star being forced to rely on each other when they get handcuffed together and lost in the woods.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Colette towards Danny.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Sam mockingly calls Star Kim Possible when the latter states her cheerleading is actually useful for combat.
    • The girls acknowledge their situation is eerily similar to the Friday the 13th movies.
    • The scene where Colette is exposed to her family as a liar is inspired on the Krypto the Superdog scene where Bailey is exposed to his family as one. Flower Princess 11 herself admits it when a reader comments on that.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Star is very much affectionate towards Danny now that they're dating.
  • "Take That!" Kiss: Ember plants a kiss on Danny's lips to mock him for not being able to find Star.
  • The Rival: Sam and Star have become this, both fighting each other over Danny.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted. When Star kills a spider that was on Sam, Sam was at first angry at Star because she's a animal lover and thought the spider was harmless, but when she learns that it was a black widow, which are venomous and could have killed her, she was horrified and realizes that Star saved her, and was not ungrateful, as that act was the start of Star and Sam learning to work together and mending their fences.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Star is very defensive with Danny, to the point where didn't like the implications of Ember having two nicknames for him

    Swapped 
  • Alliterative Name: Star's superhero alias is "Starlight Spirit".
  • Brought Down to Normal: Danny and the Box Ghost lose their powers. The Box Ghost regains them in the very same chapter but Danny doesn't.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Star has already shown her badassery in other fics of the Stranded verse. Now she gets ghost powers.
  • Forceful Kiss:
    • Ember takes advantage of Danny's powerlessness and breaks into his room and steals kisses from him.
    • Kitty does this to Danny in order to get Johnny jealous enough to come back to her. She actually seems to have liked it, to Danny's displeasure and Star's annoyance.
  • Interspecies Romance: Lydia's loyalty to Freakshow comes from being in love with him. Danny and Star are both grossed out by this.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Paulina and Colette think Starlight Spirit is cheating on Danny Phantom with Danny Fenton.
  • Operation: Jealousy: Kitty kisses Danny in order to make Johnny jealous enough to take her back.
  • Stalker With Acrush: Paulina is one for Danny Phantom and Colette is one for Danny Fenton.
  • Swapped Roles: Star has Danny's powers and defend Amity Park while Danny will be unable to do so for most of the story.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Freakshow has developed a liking for instant ramen while hiding from authorities.
  • Tsundere: Ember denies that she has any interest in Danny, despite having kissed him several times.

    Found 
  • And This Is for...: When Valerie and Star rescue Dani from the Guys in White, Star hits one of them and says "That's for daring to lay a hand on her!".
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Because Star treated her so nicely, Danielle pranked Paulina for insulting her.
  • Big Eater: Star discovers just how much Danielle can eat.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Danielle is forced to leave to ensure Vlad doesn't find her. However, she promises to return once he's taken care of, with the promise of having a home with the Fentons.
  • Cassandra Truth: Agent Alpha doesn't believe O and K about the Red Huntress getting in the way because she never had accomplices before, is known for hating ghosts, and isn't affiliated to any ghost hunting organization.note 
  • Description Cut: Jazz stops Danny from getting his cell phone back by telling him the manager would've informed him if somebody called. It cuts to the manager changing Danny's phone to "vibrate" to be able to ignore the calls.
  • Disappointed by the Motive: When the Guys in White tell Dani they abducted her to use her as bait to capture Danny and Starlight after their defeat at their hands cost them a bonus, she says "that's the most petty reason I've[she's] heard in my[her] life"
  • Dream Sequence: A good chunk of a chapter is Danielle dreaming that she lives with the Fentons, being Jack and Maddie's daughter as well as Jazz and Danny's sister.
  • Epic Fail: In order to make Dani feel better when they play bowling, Star claims to have once gotten a gutter ball in someone else's lane.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Valerie cringed in disgust when she learns Cujo is one of the dogs Axion Labs "retired".
  • Evil Is Petty: Operatives O and K want revenge against Danny and Starlight because their defeat at the latter two's hands cost them a bonus. The pettiness becomes bigger when it's revealed that their families' donations are the only reason Agent Alpha hasn't fired them yet.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Valerie hated Danny Phantom for ruining her life, as he accidentally caused her father to lose his job, leading to them becoming poor and her losing her popularity. Star calls Valerie out for holding a grudge on Phantom despite all he has done to protect the town, pointing out that it was an accident and that he genuinely feels bad about it. Valerie says that she does not care, and that she still sees him as dangerous and a loose cannon. Star points out Valerie is also dangerous, saying that she's justifying a reason to be cruel and that he actually improved her life by getting her out of the A-Listers, and also that she still has her father and real friends. Star tells Valerie that she's sorry what happen to her father, but she cannot blame everything bad that happen to her on Phantom. When Valerie refuses to listen and still tries to say Phantom is evil, Star loses her patience. Star tells Valerie that she had not changed at all from her time as an A-Lister and is still finding an excuse to be mean to someone, and she is done listening to her whining and pinning the blame on someone who just had bad luck.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Star slowly bonds with Danielle over the story.
  • Internal Reveal: Danielle meets Star, learning that she knows Danny's secret, and her's, and that she's his girlfriend.
  • Irony: Star is the one from an "average" household but has less trouble accepting the idea of Danny having a clone than his sister Jazz has.
  • Kid Sidekick: Star think Dani Phantom would make a good sidekick for Danny once she joins the family.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: The Guys in White not only hunt ghosts regardless of the ghosts in question deserving it or not but also are sexists who believe ghost hunting should be left to men. They also call Georgia a "wage slave" and consider her too low class for her opinion to be spoken to them.
  • Put on a Bus: Colette is away on a trip with her father, making this the first story since her introduction to not feature her.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Contrary to what she said in "D-Stabilized", Danielle did not have places to go. In actuality, she's been living on streets with no home to call her own to get away from Vlad, as well as guilt over getting Danny hurt both times they've been together.
    • As Star points out, the Red Huntress' current mask is so transparent it doesn't conceal her identity.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Star delivers one to Valerie about how the latter hasn't improved as much as she thinks.
  • Shared Family Quirks: While Jack is unaware of her existence, Danielle shares his appetite, something Star notes.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The Guys in White are willing to hurt Dani to get back at Danny and Starlight.

     Bonding 
  • Awkward Father-Son Bonding Activity: Gender flipped when Stella tries to reconnect with her daughter Star.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Johnathan Strong and Stella Bevier have a very strained relationship with each other. When they married they were both very much in love, however their different values and upbringings eventually caused them to drift apart during the years, and Stella ended the marriage when she ran away with an upper-class Frenchman. Johnathan is still very much resentful of Stella for cheating and leaving him, for being a bad mother to Star, favoring her new husband and stepdaughter over their daughter, and for generally being a stuck up and unpleasant person who does not care how her selfish and thoughtless actions affect her ex-husband and daughter. While Johnathan tries to tolerate Stella for his daughter's sake, and Stella does realize how her selfish actions hurt her daughter and is genuinely trying to be a better mother to her, they still very much dislike each other and throughout this story get into petty fights over their past marriage. However, during a ghost attack where both of them are endangered trying to protect their daughter, they both show concern for each other's lives and were happy that they were safe. Johnathan and Stella even share a small moment were they show they do care for each other.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: At the Country Club, Pamela Manson tells the Fentons not to talk to her family or act like they know them. The Mansons later learn the Fentons are guests of Stella Bevier, who is a Golden Guild member and is on the club's board. When Stella asks the Fentons if they know the Mansons, Jack and Maddie say they don't.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: During "Fifth Course", Star loses her temper at her parents' bickering with each other at any chance they had, questioning how they ever married and fears ending up like either of them.
  • Everyone Has Standards
    • Tucker is attracted to Colette Bevier, but when he hear that she push Sam to the ghost Tiger to save her own life, he was disgusted, he took back half the times he call her hot.
    • Johnathan Strong has a very strained relationship with his ex-wife Stella Bevier for cheating and leaving him, for being a bad mother to Star and favoring her new husband and stepdaughter over there daughter and for genially being a stuck up and unpleasant person. While he tries to tolerate Stella for his daughter's sake, he still very much dislikes her and can get into petty fights with her. Despite this when Stella ran back back to the dinner room to protect Star, he was genuinely concerned for her life.
    • Stella Bevier has a very strained relationship with her ex-husband Johnathan Strong, mainly because when the spark in the relationship died, she cheated on Johnathan and married the man she cheated on him with. Along with how she favors her new husband and stepdaughter over her biological daughter. And with her being selfish and thoughtless, not care how her actions affected her daughter. And while she has realized how her selfish actions hurt her daughter and is genuinely trying to be a better mother to her, she still dislikes her husband and can get into petty fights with him. However when Johnathan life was endangered when he was attack by the ghost tiger she was horrified.
  • Female Misogynist: Stella holds Maddie's fighting skills against her because it's unladylike.
  • Framing Device: This side story features Danny, Sam and Star telling Tucker about events that took place while Tucker was visiting his Grandpa.
  • Hey, You!: Star's Mom reminds Danny he may call her Stella.
  • Hilarious in Flashback: A flashback from before "Found" shows Jazz upset for not having a sister. She learned about her brother's female clone in "Found".
  • Irony: Sam was forced to come along so her parents could try to get into the Golden Guild, the most elite of the country club. She also expected the head of the club was going to be another elitist snob. Instead, Eleanor is a pleasant person with little tolerance for her parents, who she kicks out due to their cowardice and offers Sam to join the Guild when she's 18.
  • Lampshade Hanging: There is a part that is centered around Stella with Jean-Luc and Colette, even though Star, who is telling the story, isn't there. Tucker questions how she knew this. She says her mother filled her in.
  • Narcissist: Stella is hellbent on making sure the dinner goes well, not just for Star, but also to look good in front everyone.
  • Never My Fault: Stella blames her ex-husband for ruining her chance to get along with Jack and Maddie when it's because of her own character flaws that they don't like her. Later, Johnathan outright says she's had this habit back when they were married, blaming him for her own poor decisions.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: It turns out Stella's mother and Johnathan did not get along when the two were married.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot:
    • Stella brought up that she thinks it is unladylike to fight, something Maddie found insulting. Stella tries to diffuse the situation by saying some women can fight, which only annoys Maddie more.
    • When Eleanor see Stella and Johnathan, she assumes they are together and tells them that happy for them by saying that she never liked Jean-Luc Bevier or Colette Bevier, pointing out that Jean-Luc harassed women at the club and that Colette was a brat, and Eleonora could not understand what Stella saw in either of them. That was until Stella informed her that she still marry to Jean-Luc and that she was meeting her daughter's boyfriend's family.
    • Jeremy and Pamela Manson insist on being rude to the Fentons or talking bad things about them and it turns out Eleanor likes the Fentons.
    • Once Eleanor comments having met Sam before, the latter's parents are so afraid she gave Eleanor a bad impression they say Eleanor must be mistaking her for someone else. It turns out Sam gave a good impression.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Star worries Danny's parents will forbid them from seeing each other because of her parents' yelling at each other.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Seeing how Virgato is giving Vlad a deserved beating for trying to enslave him, Danny wishes he had some popcorn.
  • Reality Ensues: Stella finds out the hard way that making an impromptu dinner involving her ex-husband and The Fentons, who all have a poor opinion on her, was never going to go well in the first place.
  • Refuse to Rescue the Disliked: For as long as Vlad is the only one being attacked by Virgato, Danny will just watch. Once Virgato declares he's going to destroy the city, Danny will interfere.
  • The Reveal: It turns out Vlad didn't get involved with the events of "Found" because he was busy facing Virgato's wrath.
  • Skewed Priorities: To Sam's disgust, she see that Colette, during a ghost attack, changed back her to dress and wanted the server flirted with to get the desserts she ordered.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Stella admits she's a shipper Danny Phantom and Starlight Spirit, unaware of their secret identities.
    • Eleanor thinks that Johnathan and Stella have remarried, preferring him over Jean-Luc.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The above lampshading was a deliberate one from Dragon Ball Z Abridged, with Tucker using the very line Vegeta used to question Frieza knowing things he shouldn't have known.
    • Jack and Jonathan bond over a series called Billington's Island. By NeoMark's own admission, it's "a stand-in Gilligan's Island".
    • Danny outright calls the four-armed tiger ghost "Kintaro". Star and Jazz having rather confused responses made it clear they never played Mortal Kombat.
  • Tempting Fate: After getting her dress ruined and grounded, along with her pie ruined when her face landed in it, Colette declares the night couldn't get worse. Virgato, still chasing after Vlad, roars into the window of the limousine she's in, terrifying her into a fetal position.
  • Wham Line: Akin to the monster of Specter Island, the tiger ghost ends up revealing his sentience when he says "I did not agree to this..."
  • Worthy Opponent: Virgato considers Danny as one of those. He doesn't think the same about Vlad.
  • You Can Talk?: The tiger ghost, Virgato, reveals he's full capable of speech.

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  • Amnesia Danger: Once the ghosts realize Danny has amnesia, meaning he doesn't even remember he has powers, they want to take advantage of the situation.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Without his memories, and with Colette's temporary influence, Danny isn't as friendly with Sam, Tucker, or even Star as he usually is.
  • Amnesiac Lover: Danny gets complete amnesia, forgetting that Star is his girlfriend.
  • As You Know: Parodied and Lampshaded in the first chapter:
    Vlad: "At last, now bring it to me...with that new batch of nanobots, I shall-
    Skulker: "Are you for real?I ALREADY know what these nanobots are and what you want them for, you are just repeating yourself.
  • Brutal Honesty: Even with her claiming to them be a couple due to his amnesia, Danny makes it clear to Colette he has no real attraction to her.
  • Consumate Liar: Nothing Colette says to the amnesiac Danny is the truth, just her trying to manipulate him.
  • Description Cut: During a stakeout at Axiom Labs, Star suggests calling it a night and theorizes Vlad might be thinking Skulker's still trying to steal the nanobots. Danny asks if she thinks he's that stupid and the next scene shows Vlad still waiting for Skulker.
  • Dude, He's Like, in a Coma!: Colette considers kissing the unconscious Danny, but only stops because she wants him awake.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even Johnny 13 thinks Colette abandoning Danny to save her own skin was wrong.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even in an amnesiac state, Danny can't stand Colette and refuses to let her kiss him.
  • Foreshadowing: Danny forgetting it's been 3 months since his relationship with Star started hints at things to come.
  • Forgotten Anniversary: Star gets upset that Danny forgot their "quarterversary". To Danny's defense, he didn't think people really celebrated 3-month milestones in their relationships.
  • Freudian Slip: Danny shows surprise at Valerie calling him by that name in spite of both his identities (Fenton and Phantom) being called "Danny".
  • Hopeless Suitor: Colette is still after Danny, who makes it clear that he only has eyes for Star.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Danny outright not picking up Star's hints at their "quarterversary" upset her. His responses to her sudden attitude didn't help. He doesn't realize this until it's too late.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Star asks Danny why Vlad is making Skulker steal the nano bots from Axiom Labs since he actually owns it and could easily obtain them himself. Danny theorizes that it's so he could use Skulker as a scapegoat, and also possibly out of laziness.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Colette's attempts to make Danny think they're a couple fall apart, causing him to "dump" her and her end up passing from shock at the sight of a tiger costume
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Vlad does NOT want to recall what Virgato did to him, much less that he had to live off cat food. He refuses to answer Skulker's questions about the matter.
  • More Than Mind Control: When Jazz recalls the time Johnny 13 tried to use her as a vessel for his girlfriend, he points out that Kitty might have messed with her personality but every decision Jazz made was her own.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Danny regrets yelling at Star when he realizes she wanted to celebrate their 3 months together.
    • Star realizes in horror that Danny doesn't know what a quartervresary is and becomes regretful for snapping at him.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Sam, Tucker and Jazz realize something is very wrong with Danny. Not only is he around Colette, who he despises, but he doesn't even remember Danielle, who Jazz knows he cares a great deal for.
  • Reality Ensues: As Valerie said, it's unlikely Danny and Star would never get into a fight.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ashley, Paige and Mia all tell Star she should celebrate her "quarterversary" with Danny.
  • Shout-Out: A portion of this story is based on the Kim Possible episode "Clean Slate".
  • Unwanted Spouse: The amnesiac Danny quickly gets tired of Colette, who claims to be his girlfriend.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By telling Star about quarterversaries, Ashley, Paige and Mia unintentionally cause turmoil in her relationship with Danny.
  • Woman Scorned: Rejecting Colette causes her to become far more aggressive in her plans to her her hands on Danny.
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