Follow TV Tropes

Following

Fanfic / Danny Phantom: Stranded

Go To

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/danny_commision_copy_3.jpg
Stranded Cover Picture
Advertisement:

Stranded is a Danny Phantom Series Fic written by Flower princess11.

The series start with the original story, Stranded. In which Danny and Star, both who openly dislike one another, end up stranded on an island with a ghostly monster. Their decision to work together to survive would be the start of their feelings towards each other changing.

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

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. "Forgotten" now has a midquel called "Remembered".

Advertisement:

The seventh story arc is called Sick, where a sickness may prevent Star from joining Danny's birthday celebration.

The eighth story arc is called Cursed, where Danny and Star try to enjoy their first Valentine's Day but a ghost curses them.

The ninth story arc is called Unprepared, which focuses on Star discovering that her father has a new girlfriend.

The tenth story arc is called Split, where an old invention of the Fentons splits Danny into two. Takes place after Cursed and before Unprepared.

The eleventh story is called Mistaken, where a ghost mistakenly believes Star to be the reincarnation of his old crush. Takes place one week after Unprepared.

The twelfth story is called Dreamt, where Nocturn is back and Star must save the day. Takes place between Unprepared and Mistaken.

The thirteenth story is called Dressed, where Star and Colette enter a pageant.

Advertisement:

The fourteenth story is called Visited, where Danny and Star tell Dani about the time they were visited by relatives.

The fifteenth story is called Envied, where Danny attracts a new admirer. Takes place between Dressed and Visited.

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.

NeoMark also made one called Protected, where Danny and Star babysit the latter's half-brother and Walker is so desperate to recapture Danny he's willing to release other prisoners.

NeoMark also made one called Drawn, where characters from the Danny Phantom comic turn real.

NeoMark also made one called Boxed, where Danny's forced into a boxing tournament for ghosts and Star's Dad is celebrating his birthday.


Tropes found in this work:

    open/close all folders 

     In General 
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Star was a Recurring Extra from the series who was among those to think less of Danny for who his parents were. As the lead female of the stories, she's given much more time to develop into a nicer and more considerate person.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Jack and Maddie, as usual.
    • Star's mother Stella certainly counts. Star is mortified by her mother's snobby comments and pretending to be a French person.
  • 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 survive and admits to herself that if any of the A-listers, particularly Dash or Kwan, were with her, she knows that they wouldn't have made it this long since neither of them are very smart and would have wasted time freaking out and whining than do anything constructive for their survival.
    • Also, when Danny asks Star why she dislikes him so much, she admits that it was because Dash and Paulina don't like him and his friends, which she realizes is a rather shallow and unfair reason. Star tries to justify these actions by saying that the A-listers bring order to the school and while Dash and Paulina are hard to deal with, it's one of the prices to pay for popularity. Danny points out that the so-called "order" is just a bunch of dumb rules made up by snobs who think that they're better than everyone else and the A-Listers are not real friends.
    • During an argument in the caves, Star points out that not so long ago, Danny tried to be popular and also brings up the flaws of his friends, which are actually partially true. Danny acknowledges this, but also points out that he has learned popularity is not worth it compared to being yourself and having real friends, and while Sam and Tucker aren't perfect, at least they are good people whom he can trust with his life. Star realizes she can't say that she can trust her friends or their good points.
    • In Trapped, Star grows uneasy with how her friends mistreat other people and eventually realizes that she does not want to be in the A-Listers anymore, but is too afraid to leave. In another adventure with Danny, he is quick to point out that popularity does not last forever and soon, they will leave high school, so why waste time being with people you dislike when you can have real friends and be yourself? Afterwards, Star realizes he is right and that she likes him. After seeing how her friends did not care about her when she was in danger, she gets Mr. Lancer and the other teachers to start punishing the A-Listers, publicly sits with Danny and Valerie, ends 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 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 with and begins to develop feelings for him soon after.
  • Dysfunctional Family: The Strong-Bevier family isn't exactly a happy family
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: More jerks than evil, but Star cannot understand why Danny would care about her safety when all she has done is be mean to him and 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.
  • Family Theme Naming: Star's real name is Estelle, while her mother is named Stella. Both names mean "Star".
  • Foil: Mother and daughter Stella Bevier and Star Strong are this to each other. Both of them were spoiled upper-class 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 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 she ended their marriage after running away with an upperclass Frenchman, and she neglected Star in favor of her new family, merely spoiling 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 become insecure enough to befriend toxic friends and become the Beta Bitch that we saw in cannon. But getting 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 Star 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 be true to herself.
  • 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-Listers to never date a friend's ex until enough time has passed only demonstrates how much worse Colette is, given that 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 feels guilty when she realizes that she only mistreated him because Dash and Paulina disliked him and his friends, which were shallow reasons.
  • Jerk-to-Nice-Guy Plot: Star Strong in the first two stories goes from a selfish, shallow, spoiled brat who bullies those that are below her, to a kind and caring girl willing to defend those she once looked 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 faults in herself, causing her to strive to be 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. Danny likes her real name more.
  • Parental Neglect: Downplayed and Subverted. Star's father is unfortunately too busy with his career as a high-paying lawyer to spend much 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 forced her to toughen up, and by the time of Trapped, she has become brave enough to take on ghosts to save Danny.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: During the events of the series, Star becomes a much more kinder and open-minded person.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: The earlier stories make it clear that Star always had a good heart deep down but falling in with the A-Listers ultimately led to her embracing self-serving values and becoming the Beta Bitch she was in canon. Cutting ties with them and forming a bond with Danny is ultimately what leads to her Character Development and returning to the sweet girl she once was.

     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 brings up 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 asks 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 possesses 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.
  • 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 are 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 friends 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 another man 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 herself 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.
  • Ship Tease: Star will unintentionally blush or smile whenever she and Danny bond, complete with kissing him on the cheek as 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 
  • 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: 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, yet 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 decides to leave the A-Lister once and for all, while threatening to sue the school to make the teachers punish them.
  • 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 kiss.
  • 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 due to wasting the power on her phone, Star 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 successful 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.
  • 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 stops favoring the A-Listers and punishes them for their bullying.
  • Shipper on Deck: Valerie quickly picks up on 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 is grounded and texts Paulina that she can't go to her party, Paulina is only annoyed that she won't be there and even suggests she sneak out, not caring that Star was trapped inside the school. This angers Star and is 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 reveals to her father that she got herself and Danny trapped in school, he punishes her by grounding her for the weekend and forbidding her from going to Paulina's party. However, not even wanting to go to the party in the first place and happy she can spend time with her father, Star 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 Star, telling her what she can and can't do. Paulina did not even care that Star was trapped in the school, only focusing on Star missing a party and making her look bad. Realizing Danny was right, Star unfriends Paulina and quits 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.

     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: Downplayed 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 her mother's watch and Jonathan sees how Stella was unwilling to admit her fault, prompting him to decide to terminate her visitation rights as a result of her selfish, irresponsible actions.
  • And I'm the Queen of Sheba: When Sam says she's just worried about Danny, Tucker replies with, "Yeah, and I'm a vegetarian".
  • 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 than evil, but Stella is from a wealthy, high-bred 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 caring about how her actions affected Star, all while spoiling her rotten. When Star disappeared, Stella seemed sincerely worried for her, only to show how selfish she truly is by refusing to take responsibility for her daughter's disappearance, going as far to say she sacrificed her figure to give birth to Star. However when Jonathan plans to terminate Stella's visitation rights after calling her out for being a bad parent to their daughter, combined with Star still missing, Stella finally realizes just how serious this situation is. Despite being selfish and shallow, she really does love her daughter deep down and wishes Star 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 new 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 despised his very existence, to like him.
  • Cassandra Truth: Apparently, Dash bragged about how he once got shrunk with Danny Phantom and they 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 daughter 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's revealed to be very intelligent and reasonable, and takes her studies more seriously.
  • Exact Words: When Star questions Danny Phantom 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.
    • Stella was born into a family that taught her from an 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 actions or words and how they affect her loved 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 Stella tends to use French words in her sentences, even when talking to her English-speaking daughter.
  • Hates Their Parent: After thinking that Danny left because of her mother and Jean-Luc's comments, Star ends up arguing with her mother, calling her out on all her faults and after Stella refuses to take responsibility for her actions, Star outright says she hates her before leaving to go find Danny.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Star knows French and is a skilled bowler.
    • It's later revealed that despite always being self-centered, 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, having 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, Stella, and Colette Bevier. All three of them are spoiled, selfish, and shallow rich aristocrats who only care for themselves and their rich lifestyles.
  • It's All My Fault: When 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 towards Star.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Johnathan 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, he is right when he points out that Stella has been a bad parent due to her thoughtlessness, not caring how her actions negatively influenced their daughter, and the fact that she had sided with her stepdaughter over Star. What makes this worse is that unknown to Johnathan, Stella was a corrupting influence on Star for years, turning her into a selfish, shallow, two-dimensional popular girl because he thought Stella still loved Star and encouraged her to spend time with their daughter whenever she was in town. In hindsight, it would have been better for Star if Jonathan cut Stella out of her life from the start.
    • Subverted when Stella and Jonathan begin arguing about the fate of their marriage. Johnathan reveals he is still very angry that Stella 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 met Jean Luc and it's not like they could've stayed together until Star left for college. Johnathan does not argue that point, but he retorts that she did not have the right to cheat on him or abandon Star in the first place.
  • Jerkass Realization: Stella has one in chapter 17 after Jonathan informs 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 finally realize how serious the situation is, that her selfishness has consequences, and she made a mistake, wanting her daughter back home safe.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: At first when Stella learns that Star was missing. When yelling at Johnathan, she seems genuinely worried for Star, but then in the next chapter, Stella refuses to take responsibility for her daughter's disappearance, going as far to say she sacrificed her figure to give birth to Star. It's subverted when Stella faces the possibility of losing her visitation rights and the chance to apologize to Star.
  • 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. In this story, Star has had enough of her actions and calls Stella out. While her ex-husband Jonathan plans terminate her visitation rights, Stella realizes that because of her thoughtlessness, she's 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 safe 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 admits to himself that his love for Stella blinded him to the type of person she really was until it was too late.
  • Missing Mom: Colette's mother never appears. 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 badmouthed Danny for not being good enough for her daughter. Subverted when Jonathan brings up how bad of a parent she is to Star, and Stella finally admits to herself that she made a mistake and wants her daughter back.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Despite Johnathan's understandable anger at his wife for cheating on 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, causing her daughter to grow insecure enough to befriend toxic friends and become a spoiled mean girl in the first place.
  • No Sympathy: Jean-Luc and Colette don't show concern at all that Star and Danny are missing, carrying on with their own activities. Jonathan points this 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: Stella has remarried and Star really hates her stepfather, viewing him as a creep and refusing to call him "Papa".
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Danny sums Kitty up as this. She doesn't have any real enmity with Danny like his other enemies, treating him cordially when she encounters him in the Ghost Zone. She really only causes trouble when her temper flares up and even then she'll be happy to stop once she calms down.
  • 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 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 much more 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: Multiple characters for Danny and Star.
    • 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 at the notion.
    • 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 reveals his feelings for Star, who admits her feelings for 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.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: When Desiree sends both Danny and Star to the Ghost Zone to grant Star's wish to be with Danny somewhere far away from her family, Star assumes Desiree sent Danny Phantom instead of Danny Fenton because she didn't specify which Danny she meant when she made the wish. Not wanting to let Star know they're the same Danny, he pretends to believe her theory.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: While they aren't dating, Danny finds himself sympathetic to Star's plight with her step-family 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 kind, innocent girl as a child. However, her parents' divorce and her mother's corrupting influence and actions caused her to become insecure enough to befriend toxic friends and develop into the selfish, shallow, two-dimensional mean girl seen in canon.
    • Downplayed. Stella was alway a thoughtless and selfish person who did not care how her words and actions affected others. However, chapter 17 reveals that when she married Jonathan, Stella genuinely did love him but over the years they grew apart, and chapter 18 also shows that she was not always a bad parent to Star. However, Stella eventually cheated on Johnathan and left him, as well as neglecting 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 upper-class family and was raised to believe that she was inherently better than commoners, while Johnathan came from a middle-class family but with hard work, became a successful lawyer. Their different values and upbringings eventually caused them to drift apart during the years and Stella ended their marriage when she ran away with an upper-class Frenchman.
    • Seems to be hereditary, as Star plays this straight while she seeks to be involved with Danny, who is also middle-class while 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, is coming to visit for the weekend with her new family. 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.

     Sunk 
  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • It turns out even when in the A-listers, Star was never fond of Dash. He hits on her first as a ploy, then out of genuine interest, but she rebuffs him.
    • Colette is this to Danny.
  • 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.
  • Disappointed in You: Sam's parents upon learning she damaged school property.
  • 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.
  • Evil Is Petty: Vlad tries to attack Star at the water park due to her capturing him making him a laughingstock in the Ghost Zone.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Star finds Danny rather cute when he acts dorky.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Valerie calls out Sam's jealousy and tells her that if she's really the good friend, she wouldn't be spying on Danny 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.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Colette wears a very revealing bikini to impress Danny...but he's too unimpressed with her wretched attitude to be attracted.
  • 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.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: 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 over it and are very angry with their daughter.
  • Swirlie: In the epilogue, Irving Burns threatens to ban Dash from Nasty Burger for life if he 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 stepsister and 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 realized it was Wulf they encountered, she and Star would have gotten free of the cuffs and headed home sooner.
  • Cue the Rain: Chapter 11 ends with Sam telling Star things couldn't get worse. Rain starts soon asfter.
    Star: You had to say it, didn't you...?
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • While she is a spoiled, snobby rich girl, and 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.
  • 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 seems to appreciate his advice on Johnny. She only attacks him because she 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 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 past 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 initially 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.
  • Official Couple: Star and Danny are now an item.
  • 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 by the Krypto the Superdog scene where Bailey is exposed to his family as one. Flower Princess 11 herself admitted it when a reader commented 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.
  • Underestimating Badassery: When Star joins Team Phantom during a patrol, Sam expects her to freak out and run away. Star instead uses her cheerleading moves and a weapon to defeat ghosts.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted. When Star kills a spider that was on Sam, Sam is at first angry because she's an animal lover and thought the spider was harmless. However, when she learns that it was a black widow, which is venomous and could have killed her, Sam is horrified and realizes that Star saved her, and is not ungrateful. This act was the start of Star and Sam learning to work together and mending fences.
  • Versus Title: Chapter 8 is titled "Sam vs Star".
  • 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.
  • Captain Obvious: Jazz said that Star has got Danny's powers while she was floating in the air. Star even makes "YOU THINK" motion.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: The moment Star realised she gets Danny's powers is based on the moment how Marvel Comics: Carol Danvers realised she has superpowers in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Star even says the same line word for word.
  • Stalker with a Crush: 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.
  • 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.
  • Homeless Hero: 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: Valerie is reluctant about accepting an invitation to sit with Tucker and Sam until Nathan invites her to sit with him and she quickly uses their invitation as an excuse to reject his. The expression "Lesser of two evils" is even used in-story to describe the scenario.
  • 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.
  • "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 
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Poor, poor Star has to go through a lot of this in this story. Her mother hosts a dinner at the country club between them, The Fentons and Stella's ex, Johnathan.
    • It really hits home when Stella, in an effort to make Star look good to the Fentons, begins bragging about her looks, skills and accomplishments, all while not-so-subtly implying that she'd make a great wife for Danny, despite the fact that Danny and Star are still teenagers and have only been dating for a few months. It's so bad that Star thinks that she'd rather be dealing with the Monster Of Specter Island again.
  • 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.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Eleanor is very nice woman. But try to get on her news and she shows how mad can she be.
  • 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.
  • Dirty Coward: Jeremy and Pamela hid under the table and didn't let Sam help the waiter so he will become the food to ghost instead of them.
    • Colette used Sam as a human shield to save herself.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: Eleanor easily can understand any person just watching them a little.
  • Female Misogynist: Stella holds Maddie's fighting skills against her because it's unladylike.
  • For Halloween Im Going As Myself: Star plans to wear her Starlight outfit for Halloween.
  • 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".
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: The dress the Sam's parents made her wear it. Everyone except them thinks it's the tackiest thing they ever seen.
  • 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.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: All characters have their actions rewarded or punished by the end of the story, but special mention goes to Jeremy and Pamela, whose unpleasant behavior directly results in them losing their country club membership.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: Sam's parents made Sam go to the Country Club, telling her that either that or babysitting her cousing who are Enfant Terrible. Sam even quouted this trope word for word.
  • 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.
    • During said yelling, Stella tells Jonathan her mother warned her "about marrying a common lawyer".
  • Pass the Popcorn: Seeing how Virgato is giving Vlad a deserved beating for trying to enslave him, Danny wishes he had some popcorn.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Eleanor gives membership to Fentons and kicked out Pamela and Jeremy based on their actions. And it's only the start.
  • 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.
  • Running Gag: Someone mentions Kintaro and someone failures to get the reference.
  • Service Sector Stereotypes: Stella tells herself that, for as long as Star is happy, she shouldn't care if her future husband ends up becoming "a manager at a fast food joint".
  • 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.
    • At some point, Virgato is called Hobbes.
    • After Virgato is defeated, Eleanor decides to offer the Fentons club membership. Pamela Manson tries to object on the grounds that there are no openings and Eleanor decides to offer the Mansons' membership to the Fentons, prompting Jeremy and Pamela to faint. That's similar to how Chi-Fu reacted to Mulan being offered a position as one of the Emperor's advisers and being told that, since there's no available spot, she could take his.
  • 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..."
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Thanks to Vlad sending Virgato after Danny, Colette develops a fear of tigers as a result.
  • 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.

    Forgotten 

  • 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. Even when he does start to remember nice things about them, he's a very paranoid and untrusting person than the loving and attentive boyfriend he's been to Star for 3 months.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: Sam hates being called "girly" or "animal rights fanatic", as Vlad's vultures find out the hard way.
  • 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.
  • Consummate Liar: Nothing Colette says to the amnesiac Danny is the truth, just her trying to manipulate him.
  • Dating Catwoman: The amnesiac Danny wonders with some interest if he and Ember have this sort of relationship. Tucker tells him no, as Ember may have an interest in him but she's not afraid to inflict bodily harm and it's clear Love Redeems is not a factor.
  • 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.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Tucker's attempt to dissuade Star's belief that she's at fault for Danny's current state only ends up making him see she's partially to blame for it.
  • 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.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: In chapter 2, when Danny has to sneak away to deal with a ghost, he tells Star to cover for him by saying that he went to the bathroom. However, Star points out that because he constantly uses that excuse, people will either stop believing it or start to think that he has a medical condition. Sam and Tucker even admit that she has a point.
  • 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.
  • Insistent Terminology: Sam is NOT an animal rights fanatic, she is an animal rights enthusiast.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Star asks Danny why Vlad is making Skulker steal the nanobots 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.
  • O.O.C. 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.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: As Star blames herself for Danny's amnesia, Tucker assures her it's not because she didn't know about the nanobots' use until after she yelled at Danny and made him think they were breaking up, which causes him to realize it kind of is her fault. This prompts a smack from Sam.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: In Chapter 15, once the Red Huntress shows what she's capable of, the Ghost Vultures decide to go MIA.
  • 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".
  • Trauma Button: Dash unwittingly puts Colette into a shock-induced coma after showing the mascot costume of a tiger in her face.
  • 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 get her hands on Danny.

    Sick 
  • Birthday Episode: This fic takes place during Danny's birthday.
  • Blatant Lies: Jack is "not trying to eat the food before it's time" or so he says while his mouth is "still full".
  • Evil Is Petty: Vlad sends his ghost animals to ruin Danny's birthday party.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Vlad tries to take advantage of Star's cold and ends up with a cold as well.
  • Obviously Not Fine: Even when it's clear she's sick, and getting worse, Star refuses to admit her cold.
  • Skewed Priorities: Star is more concern with making Danny's birthday perfect than her own illnes.
  • Sick Episode: In this fic, Star catches a cold on Danny's birthday.
  • Soup Is Medicine: Danny helps care for Star by feeding her chicken noodle soup.
  • Tempting Fate: While forced to stay at home because of a cold, Colette wonders how things could get worse. A male nurse shows up with a defibrillator.
  • Working Through the Cold: Star might have a cold but she wants to make sure Danny's birthday will be perfect. No matter how much Star tries to deny her cold, her symptoms only get worse due to not taking care of herself and she eventually needs special care.

    Protected 
  • Asian Fox-Spirit: Zoren is a kitsune, a very powerful one, and demonstrates many abilities associated with them, such as shapeshifting, pyrokineses, lightning generation and various abilites associated with ghosts.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Star's half brother Pierre is a literal example, as he is just one year old.
  • Call-Forward: The events of this fic made it possible for the Ghost Writer to escape Walker's prison and plot his revenge against Danny in "Cursed".
  • Children Are Innocent: As one of the arguments to convince Star to babysit her half-brother, Danny points out the kid isn't at fault for his father's actions and she can take this opportunity to make him a better person.
  • Diaper Check: While babysitting, Pierre begins crying and Star dreads it when Danny suggests checking his diaper. She is relieved when that is not the case...
  • The Diaper Change: However, Pierre later does need a diaper change and Star has to beg Danny to help her, which he reluctantly does.
  • The Dreaded: Zoren, Walker's only prisoner in solitary confinement, has this sort of reputation as almost every ghost seems to fear him and Bullet and Poindexter begged Walker not to release him.
  • Friend to All Children: Zoren admits himself to be fond of small children, having not once made an attempt to capture Danny around Pierre's presence.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Danny admits to Star that Walker is more of a control freak than someone who does any good with his prison.
  • Not Worth Killing: Despite working for Walker at the time and not doing much against him after he took Pierre, the Observants deem that Sydney Poindexter is "Not even worth the effort to go after".
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Not wanting to be anywhere near Zoren after Walker hit his Berserk Button, Poindexter takes a break until the whole mess is over.
  • Shout-Out: When asked why Zoren doesn't sound like he's Japanese, he muses to Danny and Star that for all they know, Eastern Dragons really did sound like Eddie Murphy.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Pierre is stated to resemble Stella more than Jean-Luc, much to Star's relief.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: When Danny mentions Box Lunch in front of Star right after capturing the Lunch Lady and the Box Ghost, she assumes "Box Lunch" is "like some weird shipping name people who watch too much cartoons and movies come up with" and Danny, not wanting to tell her about his alternate evil future self, quickly confirms her theory.
  • Tempting Fate: After being defeated, Walker says "This can't possibly get worse". Cue three of his superiors showing up.
  • White Sheep: Star hopes that Pierre will grow up to be a better person than Jean-Luc and Colette.

    Cursed 
  • Adaptational Villainy: In canon, the Ghost Writer was simply teaching Danny a lesson on what happens when you act spiteful to people over Christmas. Due to his imprisonment by Walker, he's become far less well-intentioned. He curses Star for being Danny's girlfriend as an act of spite and goes about ruining other people's Valentine's Day out of pettiness.
  • Contrived Coincidence: When The Ghost Writer takes Danny to the Ghost Zone to test the latter's love for Star, the ghost in charge of testing Danny turns out to be The Ghost Writer's ex-girlfriend.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: While it's understandable that the Ghost Writer was angry with Danny for destroying his poem, as well as getting him arrested, he went completely overboard turning Star into a swan, just for being Danny's girlfriend.
  • Evil Is Petty: The Ghost Writer's real motive (aside from wanting payback on Danny) was based mostly on being bitter that his girlfriend broke up with him prior to Valentine's Day and was jealous of the other couples.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even The Ghost Writer considers Colette to be despicable and while he considered rewriting reality to make Danny and her a couple, he rejected it as he couldn't consider typing anything about her that would compliment her.
  • False Soulmate: Kwan is this to Star.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: The Ghost Writer has an understandable reason for hating Danny since Danny destroyed his poem and even gloated about it. Originally, he just tried to get even with Danny and teach him a lesson, only to end up in jail as a result, which led to his girlfriend breaking up with him. Upon confronting each other, Danny acknowledges that he has a good reason to be upset and genuinely apologizes to him. However, The Ghost Writer refuses to accept Danny's apology, pointing out that it is not enough for being in jail and destroying his keyboard. Initially, Danny accepts that, but when The Ghost Writer turns Star into a Swan, Danny feels he crossed a line since Star was innocent and did nothing to him. Danny still tries to apologize to The Ghost Writer and asks to end this peacefully, pointing out that he does not have a right to take out his anger on Amity Park. However, he refuses to listen and keeps trying to ruin Valentine's Day. Upon revealing the real reason that he wants revenge (his girlfriend broke up with him with a letter before Valentine's Day while he was in jail), Danny was disgusted by how hypocritical The Ghost Writer was acting. Danny and his ex-girlfriend would later point out that does not excuse his petty actions. Danny loses whatever sympathies he had left for The Ghost Writer and is more determined to stop him.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: While punishing Colette for how she and Paulina tried to sabotage Danny and Star's relationship, Stella calls her "Colette Anastasie Marie Bevier".
  • Hypocrite: After The Ghost Writer's motives were revealed, Danny calls him out how hypocritical he is acting, given that he had punished Danny for his own negative attitude towards Christmas. The Ghost Writer, however, points out Christmas is far more important to the Ghost Zone than Valentine's Day is.
  • Implied Love Interest: It's hinted that Georgia (the Strong family's housekeeper) has a boyfriend or at least an admirer named Frank, who is a delivery man.
  • Misplaced Retribution: The Ghost Writer takes his anger over his girlfriend for breaking up with him out on all of Amity Park just for enjoying Valentine's Day.
  • Never My Fault: Instead of accepting his own behavior as the reason his ex-girlfriend dumped him, The Ghost Writer blames Danny. He also blames Danny for rallying all the ghosts at the Christmas truce party, ignoring the fact that he led them to Danny, hoping they'd attack the latter.
  • Not Good with Rejection: The Ghost Writer reacts to his girlfriend breaking up with him by cursing all of Amity Park.
  • Parent-Preferred Suitor: According to Star, after she told her parents how Kwan was not very faithful or helpful to her while they dated, Johnathan (and eventually Stella) believed that Danny is a better boyfriend for her.
  • Rejected Apology: The Ghost Writer does not forgive Danny after he apologizes for destroying his poem, given he spent months in Walker's prison the entire time since then.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: After The Ghost Writer tells his ex-girlfriend what Danny did to earn his ire, she points out that, since he can alter reality with his keyboard, he "could've just rewrote the poem back to normal whenever the mood struck".
  • Valentine's Day Episode: This story is about Danny and Star's first Valentine's Day as a couple.

    Unprepared 
  • The Ace: Johnathan's new girlfriend, Solene, is a successful corporate lawyer who is very educated, artistic and does volunteer work with animals, and even has worked with NASA at one point.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: After finding out about Solene, Star is upset and calls her father out on not telling her that he started dating again. Johanthan admits that he should have told her sooner but didn't know how. He also points out that she shouldn't have spied on him in the first place.
  • Brainy Brunette: Solene has black hair and she is a very successful corporate lawyer.
  • Daddy's Girl: Star is very close to Johnathan.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: During an argument over Solene, Johnathan reminds Star that he never interfered with her past relationships, such as when she had been dating Kwan, despite the fact that he wanted to.
  • Does He Have a Brother?: Tucker wonders if Mr. Strong's girlfriend has a younger sister or niece. Solene tells him she has "two younger sisters named Amanda and Jessica" but "they're both in their 20's" and already have boyfriends.
  • Extremely Protective Child: Star loves her father, Johnathan, very much and becomes increasingly worried about his sudden change in behavior.
  • Freudian Excuse: Star's experiences with her stepfather and stepsister made her worried about her father bringing home more stepfamily.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: When Star and her father argue over him having a new girlfriend, it eventually reaches a point where Jonathan calls her "Estelle Joy Strong".
  • Hello, Attorney!: Star's father is now involved with a female lawyer named Solene Elizabeth Brown, whom the narrative states is very attractive.
  • Irony: A very tragic example. When Star first meets Jean-Luc and Colette as a child, while saddened by her parents' divorce, she genuinely tries to give them a chance... only for Jean-Luc and Colette to quickly show their true colors and make her miserable. Years later, when she learns her father has started dating a woman named Solene Elizabeth Brown, Star believes the worst in her and acts hostile, despite Solene being nothing but polite to her and the evidence that she is a truly nice person who means no harm.
  • Loophole Abuse: Star might have promised her father she wouldn't spy on him "but Danny Phantom wasn't part of the deal". The chapter where she brings it up is even called "The Loophole".
  • Must Make Amends: To save her father's relationship and his trust in her, Star is forced to ask her mother for help in fixing her mess.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Star realizes she spent so much time wrongly seeing Solene as another Stella that she mistreated a good woman and broke her father's heart.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Star becomes worried and paranoid when her father starts acting and dressing differently, even theorizing that he may be controlled by a ghost. He's not, he just has a new girlfriend.
  • Original Character: This story debuts Solene Elizabeth Brown.
  • Parent with New Paramour: Star has to deal with the fact that her father has a new girlfriend in this story.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Both Danny and Stella agree Star's idea to talk to Solene after lashing out at her the night before is a bad idea.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Both Star and her father call each other out after she learns about Solene: Star calls her father out for not telling her about his new girlfriend while Johnathan calls her out for her spying on them and being rude to Solene.

    Split 
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Colette is this for Fun Danny and Paulina is this for Super Danny. Both versions of Danny are not flattered by their interest and much prefer Star over them. When the two versions of Danny get spotted by them at the pier, their first instinct is to flee.
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Danny keeps a picture of Star with her cheerleading uniform.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Both Colette and Paulina are in love with one side of Danny and seem to be even more determined in this fic than usual.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Both Fun Danny and Super Danny become jealous if the other is around Star and act competitive with each other for her attention.
  • Girls Have Cooties: Youngblood calls Star a "cootie-factory".
  • Literal Split Personality: Danny accidentally ends up splitting his ghost half from his human half again.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Danny never told Jazz about the events of Identity Crisis, and she's annoyed to learn so late.
  • Villain Respect: Youngblood's assistant actually commends Danny for getting medieval terminology right.
  • Wanting Is Better Than Having: Star wanted a ghost free weekend to enjoy with Danny, only to find him being split apart and Youngblood causing trouble is making her change her mind.

    Mistaken 
  • Big Sister Instinct: Star is far more hostile towards Poindexter upon realizing his lack of backbone when the ghosts he worked for kidnapped Pierre.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Poindexter comes from a time where girls were meant to behave differently than how they are now, thinking it's wrong for them to fight. He wishes Star acted the same, which she considers sexist.
  • Didn't Think This Through: It isn't until Star points it out that Poindexter essentially kidnapped her, and that Danny Phantom will be looking for him, does he realize he's in serious trouble.
  • Enemy Mine: Ember has her own vendetta with Poindexter, so she agrees to help Danny find him to rescue Star.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Ember is appalled to learn Poindexter did nothing to stop Walker from kidnapping a baby. However, Poindexter himself calls out Ember's sudden moral compass as she had no problem making unwanted advances towards said baby's older sister's boyfriend. Ember defends herself by stating she wouldn't have let babies get taken from their homes.
  • Expy: According to the author, Donovan Loadman is based on Warren Lawford from the Batman: The Animated Series episode "The Terrible Trio". And it shows, with both Donovan and Warren being elitist jerks that look down on others, the only difference being that Donovan does not become a criminal for kicks.
  • Hypocrite: Star calls out Poindexter's belief of standing up to bullies when he refused to hear Danny's side of the story, along with being too afraid to stop Walker from having Pierre kidnapped.
  • Jerkass Realization: Poindexter eventually realizes he jumped to conclusions regarding Danny and that Danny isn't a bully.
  • Just Following Orders: Poindexter insists he couldn't do anything to help Pierre since Walker was his boss and ordered him to not stop him. That only angers Star more.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Poindexter tells Star that the term "Halfa" was not meant to describe half-ghosts, but an alias he made for Danny, akin to calling Batman the "Caped Crusader", and that it somehow became a term everyone accepted as the official term. This can be seen as a reference to how the term was only present in one episode of the series that ended being accepted by most of the fandom as the official term, when it was made to describe Danny specifically because he's "half a boy and half a ghost".
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Sam asks this of Jazz regarding the latter's plan to get into the movie theater in spite of the couples only rule.
  • Loving a Shadow: Poindexter knows very little of the former classmate he had a crush on and it comes as a surprise when he learns she became a race car driver and married a classmate that used to be a "tinkerer" instead of a football star.
  • Meaningful Name: Star describes the Loadman family as "one of the richest in the state".
  • Title Drop: While recalling events from "Unprepared", Star comments how she was unprepared for her father's new relationship.

    Drawn 
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the non-canon video describing her, Misery Vex is the name of one of the ghosts that overthrew Pariah Dark. She's instead depicted as the villain of an in-universe Danny Phantom comic, and her appearance in the real world shows her just as malicious.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Misery Vex is said specifically to have a hate for all men, something evident as she calls them "man-things". However, she is far more forgiving and civil towards her female minions. Star admits the comic is rather subtle about her orientation.
  • Ascended Extra: Not a character but a gag. The episode Reality Trip showed a moment where Danny has a comic book in-universe, one he didn't approve of. The story centers around said comic book.
  • Bad Boss: Misery Vex is verbally abusive and controlling to her male minions and seems guilty of favoring her female ones.
  • Brutal Honesty: Tucker begs Star to give him her thoughts on his comic. More accurately, he wants to know how awesome he thinks she'll say it is. Star responds flatly by telling him "it sucked".
  • Can't Take Criticism: Tucker takes offense to Star badmouthing his comic, criticizing his art, writing and blatant ego. In fact, the first thing he does after Star tells him his comic sucks is to ask if she meant that ironically.
  • Call-Forward: Meta-example. Ben Silver mentioned Kentucky Goblins and The Mothman as Public Domain Characters. NeoMark announced Danny Phantom crossovers with both of these creatures a few months before the finale chapter of this fic was made.
  • Dating Catwoman: Apparently, Shade had this kind of relationship with Danny in the comic book. Not so much in real life.
  • Does Not Like Men: Misery Vex is verbally abusive to all males, even if they work for her willingly.
  • Dramatic Irony: Ben Silver told Danny that he needs to be at least a half-ghost to sue him (which Danny is).
  • The Dreaded: Not for a character, but the magic pen that brought them to life. The Ghost Writer, having experience with it, is terrified of it enough to tell Star, Sam and Tucker what it does and the dangers it can cause.
  • Expy: The author admits he based Misery Vex on Lady Dimitrescu of Resident Evil Village; they're both tall women with an utter disdain for men and refer to them as "man-things" as an insult.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Rebreather was more annoyed at the fact that he melted away practically immediately after he got there than the fact that he's dying.
  • Killed Off for Real: Since their very existence was dependent on the pen, it's destruction means Misery Vex and her servants are the first characters to effectively die. Since they aren't actual ghosts, their end is permanent.
  • Mythology Gag: Funhouse, Swarm, Shade and Plaything are actually the ghosts created by Butch Hartman himself who were made in a series of videos designing new villains long after the show's final episode aired.
  • No-Sell: Since they're not ghosts but beings made of ink brought to life, Misery Vex and the other comic villains are unharmed by the Fenton tech. Any damage they do clearly isn't felt by them as any form of pain and they just regenerate. This also renders the Fenton Thermos useless as there's not enough ectoplasmic energy in them to be captured by it.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite her blatant dislike of men, Misery Vex treats Rebreather rather pleasantly and doesn't sound as venomous when calling him a man-thing.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When asked how she knows how well the Danny Phantom comics sell, Star replies with "Internet?".
    • When Tucker decides to make a comic, Sam sarcastically calls him "McDuffie", Dwayne McDuffie was a prominent comic book and animation writer, including being the creator of Static.
    • When Sam sees Tucker's comic, she asks if that's Danny Phantom or Optimus Prime.
    • When Danny meets Rebreather, he replied that he should be thwarted by another meddling kids.
  • Terrible Artist: Star openly tells Tucker that his drawings suck, pointing out glaring issues with perspective, detail, colors and the like. Tucker refuses to listen.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Because he chose to simply discard the pen rather than destroy it as the Ghost Writer insisted, his half-brother Randy unintentionally let the makers of the Danny Phantom comic find it and unknowingly bring its villains to life.
  • We Hardly Knew You: Rebreather is both In-Universe and played straight example. He was created the last in comic and as a result is the last villain came alive. He even lampshades this when he melts away:
    Rebreather: (annoyed) Oh come on! I just got here!.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Danny and gang completely didn't mind killing comic villains, though it's justified as there seemed no other way to defeat them than to destroy the pen, thereby destroying them as well.
  • Whole-Plot Reference: The story is based heavily on the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Deadliners", in which fictional ghosts turn real and cause havoc.

    Dreamt 
  • Big Brother Instinct: Star is furious seeing that Nocturn had also placed a dream helmet on her baby half-brother, Pierre, and deems it unforgivable before vowing to free him too.
  • Call-Back: Star recalls Danny telling her about Tucker's dream in "Sunk".
  • Continuity Nod: Many aspects from the episode "Frightmare" are repeated, something Jazz and Tucker acknowledge.
  • Creative Sterility: Star and the rest of Team Phantom are very unimpressed to see that Nocturn is essentially recycling his last scheme, with only some minor tweaks. Nocturn insists that the only reason his last plan failed was because of Danny and that by eliminating him from the equation, he has nothing to worry about.
  • Dream Stealer: Star learns about Nocturn in this story, and how he feeds off good dreams.
  • Dream Walker: Star uses a specially made helmet Danny had made in case Nocturn returned and he was unavailable.
  • Insistent Terminology: Jazz still insists all calling the Sleepwalkers "Creepwalkers".
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Nocturn's helmet continue to serve as this, with Danny's apparently making a dream too nice for him to get shocked or resist.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Tucker lists of several electronic components to do repairs of the helmet, including fudge pops. Star asks if the helmet actually needs them, prompting him to reply "...yes".
  • Not so Above It All: Despite her insistence on being an intelligent individual who looks down on what other girls like, Sam fantasizes her secret admirer after an Olympic swimmer she saw on television, a notable Hunk who shows off his muscles.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: While Star enters Danny's dream world, she sees their dream variants as this, acting even more loving to each other brought up to eleven.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Pierre is one of Nocturn's many victims, much to Star's anger.

    Dressed 
  • Aloof Ally: In response to Tucker calling her Team Phantom's Sixth Ranger, Valerie says she's independent.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • When Star callously brings up Valerie's Missing Mom over her increasing frustrations with the pageant, Valerie lets it go, knowing that Star is stressed out beyond belief right now and didn't really mean what she said. It also helps that Valerie realizes that something isn't quite right so she knows Star really isn't to blame for that.
    • Star said some harsh things to her mother, father, and housekeeper due to the stress she was under while competing in the beauty pageant and Spectra's brainwashing. When Stella apologized for putting too much pressure on her daughter, Star in turn apologized for what she said, admitting that she should never have let the stress get to her instead of talking to her mother; she also apologized to her father and housekeeper. Since Star made a genuine Heartfelt Apology, and it was revealed that she and the other girls were brainwashed to be worse than they were, Star's family forgives her.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even Spectra is disgusted at Tucker when he mentions he "didn't bring anything that didn't involve getting numbers and finding girls' social media accounts".
  • Gold Digger: Mr. Strong's status as a successful lawyer is one of the things Spectra likes about him.
  • Hidden Depths: It seems most of the characters have an interest in anime. Tucker's response to a giant Spectra is to shout the English translation of the first lyrics from the original Attack on Titan opening, Danny's mention of drills and shouting "One For All" suggests he's a fan of both Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and My Hero Academia, Star flat out says she loves Sailor Moon and Venus is her favorite character, Sam's comments on what she thinks is the best anime suggests it's Kill la Kill while Spectra herself enjoys Slice of Life and it seems her favorite is K-On!, gushing about who is obviously Mio un-ironically. While Valerie reminds everyone to remember what they're doing, she briefly mentions her favorite involves spaceships with arms, which suggests it's Outlaw Star.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Bertrand yells, "No, not again!" when Danny sucks him into a Fenton Thermos.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Most girls at Casper High are still upset at Danny regarding his performance at the previous pageant.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Between Stella's Stage Mom antics and Ms. Stone's "advice", Star finds herself so overwhelmed that she acts worse than when she was an A-Lister, doing things that she would never do under normal circumstances like snapping at her dad and Georgia.
    • After Star's outburst towards her, Stella so concerned over their relationship that she actually forgets Colette is competing in the pageant too. Jonathan muses he's not sure whether this is a good or bad thing.
  • Shout-Out: The scene where Star becomes suspicious of Valerie is a mirror version of the Competition Freak moment of Robin in episode "Winner Takes All" when he accused Cyborg of trying to trick him in Teen Titans (2003).
  • Sixth Ranger: Tucker uses these words to describe Valerie's place in Team Phantom but she insists she's independent.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • When Spectra uses a device to make Valerie's battlesuit stop working, Tucker's main concern is that his PDA stopped working as well.
    • Harriet is more concerned about her safety than her fellow judges'. They call her out for it.
  • Stage Mom: Stella becomes very obsessed and micromanaging whenever Star enters a pageant, due to being a former beauty queen herself.
  • Spotting the Thread: Valerie realizes something is wrong after noticing how hostile all the girls are being to each other and Ms. Stone's "advice" is only riling everyone up even worse.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Spectra manipulates Sam, making her angrier than usual, into ruining the pageant by making some very "radical" schemes that are also hurtful.
  • Villain Has a Point: Penelope Spectra is a vain and selfish ghost who uses her skills as a psychologist to break kids emotionally to feed on their misery. However, during her fight with the heroes, she gives a long, justified speech that Valerie Grey isn't as heroic as she thinks she is. While confronting her, Valerie protests that she is a good person who hasn't done anything wrong, but Spectra tears her apart verbally when she correctly points out Valerie's past misdeeds such as her mistreatment of Danny in both identities, her petty feud with him, and how she had sold out Danielle to Vlad.
    • While Valerie tries defending herself and insists that Vlad had tricked her, Spectra retorts that torturing Danny and what she did to Danielle was inexcusable. Valerie tries to say that she didn't know that Dani was half-human, but Spectra fires back that ghost or not, it was not right to do such a thing to a child, regardless of what race they are, and it is hardly heroic at all, which even Tucker agrees with.
    • Valerie does feel guilty about this, but things get worse as Spectra continues to bring up her flaws and past actions, such as her mistreatment of Danny's human form and how she put all the work of their school project on him, using her job as an excuse to justify it. Spectra points out that work hours for teens are not that much and Valerie COULD have done more work, but she refused simply because she looked down on Danny and wanted someone to boss around.
    • Spectra also points out how pointless and petty Valerie's grudge against Danny's ghost form was, and how she refused to see all the good he's done or listen to him when he explained it was just an accident, even though he tried to apologize to her.
    • Finally, Spectra claims that Valerie didn't even care if Danny was evil or not, and was just using her vendetta as an excuse to lash out and take her frustrations out on someone. In Spectra's own words, despite no longer being a rich A-Lister, Valerie was STILL a Spoiled Brat and bully who wanted another target to bully and feel special while doing it.
    • Valerie is horrified to hear all of this, and given that she received a similar accusation from Star in the past, she nearly breaks down emotionally out of guilt and shame. However, Star and the rest of Team Phantom restore Valerie's self-worth and image by assuring her that while she had done bad things in the past, she has since learned the error of her ways and grown as a person, sincerely putting others before herself.
  • Villains Out Shopping: It seems when Spectra isn't causing misery and suffering, she watches Slice of Life anime.

    Boxed 
  • Birthday Episode: Mr. Strong's birthday is one of the plots for this story.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The Box Ghost is revealed to be excellent at boxing, even good enough to beat Skulker.
  • Honor Before Reason: The Box Ghost does boxing as a hobby and refuses to use something he does for fun as part of his villainy, despite how he's shown good enough to take down Skulker.
  • Not Helping Your Case: Tucker chooses to watch the baseball game at Sam's with a large amount of junk food. He says he watches it there as to avoid his mother, who worries he's risking obesity and diabetes with his eating habits. He says this while eating chocolate and a hot dog without any awareness. Sam snarks about it.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Not just with the previously mentioned Kim Possible. Danny has learned his comic book self has been paired with other fictional girls: Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus, Starfire, Mina Ashido, Hsien-ko, Lilith Aensland, and Yang Xiao Long, all of whom have been paired with him or shown interest in him in previous works by either FP 11 or Neo Mark. He seems somewhat intrigued by this, but insists to Star he's only ever read tasteful stories.
  • The Reveal: The Box Ghost is an excellent boxer but only does that for fun so he avoids using that skill for villainy.

    Visited 
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Vlad originally acted nice to Alicia in order to have an ally to help convince Maddie to leave Jack for him. Earning her admiration worked too well, as now she's fallen in love with him, much to his horror as he is very much unattracted to her.
  • Arranged Marriage: Beatrice plans to arrange one between Star and Donovan and intends to take Star to New York just so she won't see Danny again.
  • Bat Out of Hell: Vlad sends a large ghost bat to attack Danny at the dinner party.
  • "Begone" Bribe: Beatrice once tried to bribe Mr. Strong into leaving Stella back when Star became eight years old.
  • Blunt "Yes": Christopher flatly says "yes" when Stella asks if "everyone on Johnathan's side of the family" calls Beatrice "old bat".
  • Brought Down to Normal: Using a prototype ecto-neutralizer, Vlad blocks Danny's powers for up to 3 days. A malfunction causes the device to block Vlad's powers as well.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: At this point, ghost attacks happen often enough for Danny to consider them "almost like a Monday" in people's lives.
  • Dirty Coward: Donovan runs for his life upon realizing the ghost bat is real, all while asking it to eat everyone else instead of him.
  • Double-Meaning Title: Danny and Star are visiting Dani and telling her about a time Star's grandparents visited her. Danny's aunt Alicia shows up for a visit around the same time.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Danny's aunt showing up for a visit around the time Star's grandparents show up.
  • Evil Is Petty: In order to spite Danny, Vlad invites the Fentons to an event partially sponsored by Donovan's father.
  • Failed Attempt at Drama: After Johnathan gives his warning that it's Stella's last chance and he'll terminate her visitation rights if she helps her mother take Star, he storms out. He comes back, since he kicked the door down, to ask about it before Stella says she'll send the bill. He makes his warning again, but he's used up his anger so it just comes off awkward rather than hurtful.
  • Forceful Kiss: Donovan attempts this on Star, but she moves her mouth of the way in time so it's on the cheek. She's still disgusted by it.
  • Framing Device: Danny and Star are telling Dani about a time Star's grandparents visited her.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Stella Veronique Patricia Marie Traville-Bevier receives one from her mother for grabbing and firing a weapon inside the country club.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Vlad acted nice towards Alicia as a means of using her to convince Maddie leave Jack for him, despite that he found her unattractive and unappealing to be around. Unfortunately, the end result was her falling for him and now he's got an obsessive hillbilly woman wanting to her hands on him.
  • Hypocrite: Johnathan is quick to point out how Beatrice is nothing but awful to her family despite her insistence on wanting to redeem the family name with a marriage into another family, showing she only cares for the reputation than the actual people.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When Vlad uses a device to block Danny's powers, a malfunction causes it to block his own as well.
  • If I Had a Nickel...: Stella makes this kind of comment on the number of times a monster animal ghost interrupts a contry club dinner.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Donovan's father disinherits him as punishment for his actions regarding Danny and Star.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Stella worries her mother will not accept Danny as Star's boyfriend due to being not as athletic, wealthy or well-liked. She tells him no offense.
    Danny: Some taken...
  • Insult to Rocks: Beatrice believes that calling Jack and Maddie nut jobs is "too insulting to insane asylum patients".
  • Ivy League for Everyone: Mr. Strong earned his law degree at Yale, but Beatrice was unimpressed.
  • Lack of Empathy: Beatrice cares not for Star's claims, which were proven true, that Donovan hit her and tried to kiss her without consent, and only cares for her apologizing for hitting him.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: One of Colette's failed attempts to humiliate Star unwittingly foils one of Vlad's plans.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws:
    • Johnathan, despite that he's no longer married to Stella, despises his ex-wife's mother. He goes as far as to compare her to the devil.
    • Jack would rather stay in the Fenton Stockade than spend time with his sister-in-law.
  • Pass the Popcorn: After Donovan and beatrice insulted Maddie, Vlad's so happy at their suffering at a ghost's hands he wishes he "had popcorn and a lawn chair".
  • Pet the Dog: Danny's aunt, Alicia, has a big one. She was shown to dislike men and support Danny's relationship with Star because she's rich. But when he heard of Johnathan's former mother-in-law wanting to pair his daughter with someone he never met, who Star clearly hates, she sympathizes with the both of them. She admits to also having had an overbearing mother-in-law who her former husband refuses to stand up to. Alicia also trying not to be too hard on Stella because it's not her business. She also insisted that Star get a choice on who she dates, despite wanting her to be with her nephew, making sure to ask her if she wanted to date Donovan or Danny. When Star told her that she'd never date Donald and loves Danny, then they should respect her choice. This shows that for all her flaws, she does believe Star deserves the freedom to choose whom she wants to be with.
  • Preppy Name: Star's grandparents are Richard Jacob Hockley Traville III and Beatrice Margaux Gloria Richelieu-Traville.
  • Refuse to Rescue the Disliked: Danny decides to prioritize saving Star from the bat over her grandmother.
  • The Reveal: Sam's grandmother is a Golden Guild member but keeps it hidden from her son because he'd pest her into inviting him and he doesn't understand the guild is a charity institution instead of a snob fest.
  • Rule of Three: Vlad says his prototype ecto-neutralizer block's a ghost's powers for up to 3 days.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Skewed Priorities: When Stella grabs a weapon to fight the ghost bat, her mother is more concerned that she's setting a bad example for Star by being unladylike.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Right after one of Vlad's petty schemes fails and he says things couldn't get worse, Alicia finds him.
    • Right after Danny says at least there's only one ghost bat, it duplicates itself.
  • Versus Title: Chapter 19 is titled "Danny vs The Bat".

    Envied 
  • Ascended Extra: The nameless girl from the beginning of "13" is given a name and greater importance than saying no to dating Tucker.
  • Canon Character All Along: It takes reuniting with Tucker to reveal Misty was the nameless girl that he failed to get a date with at the beginning of 13.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: When Misty's Mom asks if she's trying out for cheerleading again after hearing her jump, Misty reminds her they agreed to never speak of that again.
  • Shout-Out: To The Simpsons. When Mei says Misty's "being jealous over a boy", Max corrects her by pointing out the difference between jealousy and envy and Mei, upon reading the two words in a dictionary, admits "he's right". that's similar to a Simpsons episode where Homer responds to an accusation of being jealous of Apu in a similar fashion and Lisa confirms it upon consulting a dictionary.
  • Whole-Plot Reference: This fic uses the same plot and borrows several aspects of Sadira's debut episode in Aladdin: The Series.
Top