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Dillydale-Less, also known as A World Without Dillydale, is a fanfiction series created by DeviantArt user Toxicanvil243 based on the 2008 Cartoon Network series The Mr. Men Show. Taking place in an Alternate Universe in which the characters' original hometown of Dillydale is nonexistent, it is a series of chapter-driven stories that each revolve around the Mr. Men or Little Misses who live individual lives back in their hometowns.

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One Calamitous Date, the first story of the series, was posted in the late summer of 2017.

For the list of character scenarios, see here. For the list of stories, see here.


Dillydale-Less provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Intelligence: Miss Sunshine is much less airheaded in this series than she was in The Mr. Men Show. Granted, she hangs out with the much dumber Miss Bubbly.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While Miss Bossy just bossed people around in the original show, here she's flat-out evil.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Miss Calamity, at work, is patronized by her cubical neighbors and seen as a "loon" or "bad luck charm" by everyone else. It's bad enough she also has to deal with a perverted manager who despite having a crush on her, doesn't even have consideration towards her to begin with. Although it's implied that this got better by the end of the story.
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  • Alternate Universe
  • Art Evolution: In the first drawing of him, Mr. Toil had smooth hair and was light blue, though subsequent drawings show him with shaggy, Danny Fenton-esque hair and a navy skin color. Similarly Miss Type's skin color was originally dark purple but turned to a pinkish-light purple.
  • Big Bad: A good chunk of the stories have or are supposed to have main antagonists in them.
    • Mr. Chair in One Calamitous Date.
    • Mr. Mojo in Making Magic.
    • Mr. Destiny in Golden Sunshine.
  • Benevolent Boss:
  • Big Applesauce: Where Miss Calamity's story takes place.
  • Bollywood Nerd: Mr. Bounce, who develops a love for astronomy and trains to become an astronaut.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Mr. Chair and Mr. Toil. Miss Calamity also occasionally falls into this.
  • Burger Fool: Mr. Lazy works at one of these. Naturally, he's not good at his job.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Mr. Toil calls out both his mother and Mr. Chair for their toxic behavior, saying that he refuses to call them his parents.
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  • Celebrity Is Overrated: Mr. Happy's story mainly revolves around how discontent with his life he is, despite being a national celebrity.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Miss Bossy in this setting, as well as Miss Business.
  • Cowardly Lion: Mr. Nervous, who gathers up the courage to move out of his comfortable home in Toronto and apply for a job in the States. He even manages to get a job that involves exploring abandoned areas and filming ghosts, something that would be too scary for a nervous guy like him, but does it anyway because it's better to do something than nothing at all.
  • Crapsack Only by Comparison: The lives of the characters in this AU compared to their lives in Dillydale in the normal show, as they are a bit more grounded in reality.
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to the original series. It was even worse before the retool.
  • Deep South: Where Mr. Bump and Miss Whoops' story presumably takes place.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Mr. Chair, despite how he is, was still horrified after He ran over Officer Just.
  • Good Parents: In contrast to Mr. Toil, Miss Type grew up in a healthy household with parents who genuinely loved and cared for her. When Miss Type and Mr. Toil eventually have kids of their own, they become these as well.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Miss Daredevil in this universe. She spends her days gambling and partying rather than getting somewhere in life. Her roommates try and get her to follow a better path.
  • Horrible Hollywood: One of the themes in Golden Sunshine, mainly about how celebrity life can be downright exhausting or cause you to become a Spoiled Brat.
  • Humiliation Conga: Mr. Chair suffers this throughout the second half of One Calamitious Date as part of Miss Calamity and Miss Type's revenge scheme, from him being eaten and barfed out by a sea monster to being humiliated on an amusement park ride. It ultimately ends with him accidentally running over a revered police officer, getting arrested, and temporarily becoming the most hated person in New York. Ouch.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It's revealed that Mr. Chair is actually Mr. Toil's father.
  • Mega-Corp: Miss Bossy owns one of these.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Mr. Destiny appears to be a a Nice Guy on-screen, but in real life he's an arrogant Attention Whore with a one-sided rivalry towards Mr. Happy.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Golden Sunshine makes a few references to real life stars. Examples include Little Miss Miley and Little Miss Swift.
  • Official Couple: Mr. Toil and Miss Type at the end of One Calamitous Date.
  • Slice of Life: The stories mainly focus on the characters' daily lives, with a few fantasy elements thrown in.
  • Spiritual Successor: Mr. Nosy and Mr. Small's story is based off the film Mary and Max.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Miss Business looks exactly like her son, Mr. Toil, barring the glasses, and Mr. Toil and Miss Type eventually have triplets, which includes a daughter that looks just like Mr. Toil.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Mr. Toil, after suffering through a Villainous BSoD He manages to have a heartfelt, non-argumentative conversation with Miss Calamity, and upon running into Miss Type the following day, takes her around the city to help her feel better, and even stands up for her when they are confronted by Mr. Chair. Eventually towards the end, he becomes the new office manager, where he is much kinder to the employees, and even proclaims Miss Type as his partner, rather than his assistant.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Miss Calamity, Miss Type, and Mr. Toil in One Calamitous Date, played even straighter towards the end of the story when they become official friends.
  • Villain Protagonist: Miss Bossy
  • Walking Spoiler: Little Miss Business.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Unlike in the show it's based on, this is averted with most of the scenarios, as they have specific locations. Although some scenarios, like Mr. Lazy's and Mr. Messy's, tend to be vague with their settings.
  • White Collar Worker: Miss Calamity works as one in a dismal and monochrome office building, and naturally hates her job.
  • You Are Fat: At one point Mr. Chair drives a female employee to tears by mocking her for being overweight. Ironically, he himself sports an enormous gut clearly due to his not-so-glamorous eating habits.
  • You Are Grounded: In A Very Chairy Christmas, Mr. Toil threatens to ground Mr. Moil for misbehaving at a party, though ultimately spares him since it's Christmas.

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