Menburen no Tsuinzu (メンブレンのツインズ; officially called Twinsane in the Membrane in English) is a video crossover fanfic released on Christmas Day in 2010. Originally intended as a bonus treat for the Spyro Era (which has since been cancelled), it is now best remembered for serving as the basics for it's spiritual "prequel", Bad Alert: The Extreme. The song used is a remix of the Evil Twins theme from Crash Twinsanity.
The video is a crossover between Kingdom Hearts II and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. Though mainly a random plot story being shown to the viewer by a Water Wizard, the main telling appears to be Dr. Nefarious trying to steal Christmas from everyone, but the effects of Sora and Ratchet were able to cancel this out.
Is actually the second of three videos considered part of the "Mystic Marsh Holiday Trilogy".
The author is seriously considering on remaking the video to a more suitable story tone and using HD graphics. The planned remake will retain the five protagonists and the song but it will be completely overhauled into a better story, with the Water Wizards to be adapted out and replaced with scenes from Sly 2: Band of Thieves. The new version of the video's title is planned to be 最終的なアップデート: メンブレンのツインズ (Saishū-tekina Appudēto: Menburen no Tsuinzu), or, The Remixed: Twinsane in the Membrane in English. However, it is currently in Development Hell due to other contracts, and due to Old Shame towards the other videos.
Tropes relating to this video
- Arch-Nemesis: Dr. Nefarious to Qwark and Ratchet; Neyla to Sora and Carmelita.
- Big Bad: Dr. Nefarious in the original version
- Big Bad Ensemble: The remixed version retcons Neyla into a second villain with a role nearly equal to Dr. Nefarious.
- Bilingual Bonus: The name of the video translates to "Twins of the Membrane", reflecting Victor and Moritz of the Crash Bandicoot series.
- The Cameo: Luna.
- Arpeggio in the remixed version.
- Christmas Episode: The only one ever made before GastrodonAmy went into hiatus in 2013.
- Fisher Kingdom: Sora, Donald and Goofy only appear in their Christmas Town forms in this video except for the Nefarious confrontation scene, where they are shown in their Halloween Town forms for a few seconds. Ratchet also only wears his Aegis Mark V armor until the ending scene with Luna.
- Five-Man Band
- Our Vampires Are Different / Badass Santa: Sora's a pseudo version of these tropes. He spends the entire video as a vampire, but is only shown in a black Santa outfit except in one scene. The remixed version shows him in his Halloween Town outfit in quite a few scenes.
- Neyla is hinted to be this in the remixed version.
- Retcon: The remixed version will change the video pattern to make the story more clear, but the water wizards and Luna will be removed, Neyla will be made into a major character as a second villain and Jack Skellington will be given a larger role. The video's ending will be changed back to it's original version, with Clank destroying the Biobliterator.
- Sequel Hook: Luna makes a cameo appearance at the end, which causes a Here We Go Again! moment for Ratchet and Clank. The video was originally suppose to end with Clank teasing Dr. Nefarious and destroying his Biobliterator, but this was changed into a sequel hook for a video that would respond to TRON: Legacy. Given the cancellations of TRON 3 and (maybe) the planned Sly Cooper film, Ms. Gastrodon has since stated her regret for the change.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Although Clockwerk's body does appear, the video never shows Neyla going into it, as her last scene at the very end shows her running out of a bank just as the Biobilterator is destroyed by Clank.