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WannaBee (AO3 link here) is a Fusion Fic between Worm and Hazbin Hotel written by RavensDagger.

Taylor ends up getting shot and finds herself in Hell, with only the weight of her sins to keep herself sane. After hearing about it, she heads to the Happy Hotel, hoping for a place to stay, and perhaps some redemption.

WannaBee provides examples of:

  • All Are Equal in Death: Played straight for the most part. However, simply being French is enough to automatically send you to Hell. On the opposite end of the spectrum, dogs don't go to Hell. Scion also can't go to Hell because they don't have a soul, hence why Khepri had to take responsibility for their sins.
    • Furthermore, RavensDagger, in response to questions about which timeline's version of Hell Khepri is in, as well as how Vaggienote  arrived in Hell before Taylornote , recently settled on the idea of "Many Earths, One Hell", and that Vaggie is probably from an Earth without Leap Years and one separate from superheroes like the Protectorate. Meaning that the world of Hell receives the dead sinners of countless timelines.
  • Animalistic Abomination: Pretty much the standard for most demons in the setting is this.
    • Khepri is this even more than your average demon. She resembles an insect, but she has way more power than any normal demon and it manifests as a demonic version of her swarm. She's also stronger than what her appearance implies and can restore her head within seconds using her swarm. That last one makes it seem like she's less an insect lady and more of a mass of demonic bugs that took the form of an insect girl.
    • Hookwolf now has the form of a large, metallic werewolf when he went to Hell as his standard appearance instead of something he builds up to with his Shard.
  • The Atoner: Emma is shown to genuinely feel horrible with what she did to Taylor and goes to the Happy Hotel so she can try to redeem herself.
  • Bad Boss: Both Katie and Tom, in their own ways. While Katie is verbally abusive, Tom forces his employees to sleep with him, much to Emma's horror.
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  • Bad Is Good: Since sin translates into power in Hell, the worse you were in life the more powerful you can be in Hell. Sinners also tend to treat people more respectfully the more horrible they are. Emma's internet forum account actually insults her for having not been banned once.
  • Bait-and-Switch: At the beginning of chapter 3, the narration makes it out like Charlie and Vaggie are in the middle of having sex, but then it shows that they were really just eating popsicles after a hard day's work setting up the hotel.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Angel Dust threatens to break Khepri's leg if she hurts Fat Nuggets.
    • Regent pushes Vaggie's one too many times when he tries digging into why Charlie set up the hotel a little too much and upsets her, causing the moth demon to attack him with her spear.
    • Khepri becomes violently protective of Charlie, to the point she'd murder a whole room of people if they messed with Charlie.
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    • Katie pushes Emma's by bad mouthing Khepri.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Like in canon, Vaggie swears in spanish sometimes.
  • Birds of a Feather: While they are standoffish at first, Vaggie quickly befriends Khepri. They bond over their similar personalities, shared annoyance with dealing with Regent and Angel Dust and Charlie's singing and their protectiveness of Charlie. According the Word of God, Vaggie didn't have any friends before Charlie, meaning Khepri is probably Vaggie's first real friend. She is also pretty much the only other person, besides Charlie to make her smile.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Charlie tries to look for therapy books, but most of them are torture, porn, or torture-porn manuals.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Murder, bloodshed, slaughter, and chaos are your typical Thursday in Hell. This is why the few demons that saw Khepri kill Heartbreaker didn't bat much of an eye, since that's a rather basic occurrence at this point.
  • Content Warning:
    • The opening author's notes warn readers that, given that the setting is Hell and considering the nature of Hazbin Hotel's content; swears, slurs, and discomforting subject matters abound.
    • There's a content warning before chapter 10 that it would contain direct quotes from My Immortal.
  • Cerebus Retcon: After Charlie stumbles on the price for a room when Regent asks about one, Angel realizes the real reason the princess gave him a free room was that she doesn't understand the value of money. This embarrassed her and she admits that it's because she grew up in luxury as a princess.
  • Crapsack World: Well it is Hell. But it is shown that newcomers lack access to basic social services, are victims of the brutal gangs that populate hell, and must endure abuse in order to survive.
  • Creepy Good: Khepri functions as the Happy Hotel concierge, but her demeanor and powers make her nightmarish even by Hell's standards.
  • Cue the Flying Pigs: Khepri says she wouldn't wear the skimpy maid outfit even if Hell froze over. Charlie tells her that there's already a section of Hell that's frozen over. It's called Canada.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Khepri fights off a gang of wolf demons in a bar while talking to Husk. The fight barely lasts a few seconds and there's nothing left of them but smears of blood.
    • When more of the gang and their leader, Hookwolf, walk up to the hotel to attack her, she just tears them to pieces with her swarm with an uncaring and nonchalant attitude towards the whole thing.
    • Heartbreaker doesn't stand a chance when Khepri stops him from trying to enthrall Charlie.
  • The Dreaded: Khepri becomes this during her time in Hell, especially after she fought angels. Charlie has even mentioned, in her head, that Khepri reminds her of her dad, who is the devil. Pretty much the only person not terrified of her is Alastor.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In earlier chapters, Khepri was far more rude. She displayed Never My Fault tendencies and tried justifying her actions on Earth, even planning on finding other ways into Heaven, making it seem like she didn't really care for redeeming herself. Later chapters show her as being more dedicated to trying to redeem herself and acknowledging her sins. The author stated that this change was because Khepri acting like she was above her sins was out-of-character, so she was made more pleasant later on.
  • Easily Forgiven: A complete and total aversion. As soon as Khepri learns that the demon in front of her is Emma, she makes it clear that she has not forgotten, nor forgiven anything she's done.
  • Emotionless Girl: While Khepri's swarm is capable of conveying her emotions (usually frustration and anger), she's completely stoic to the point of oddity. Another factor is that her new, insect-like appearance doesn't seem all that capable of conveying how she feels, so she can't emote well without her swarm doing it for her.
  • Exact Words:
    • When Charlie has Khepri promise not to leave the hotel during the purge, the insect demon promises that "Her physical body will not leave the hotel". Charlie takes this at face value and forgets that Taylor doesn't need to leave the hotel to effect the outside.
    • When digging into Charlie's reasoning Regent suggests that the princess has daddy issues. Charlie rebukes that and says her father loved her. Regent picks up almost immediately that she said "loved" rather than "loves", and suggests that means that Charlie did something to disappoint her father. Which makes her extremely uncomfortable.
  • Exorcist Head: Khepri barely averts this. She almost turns her head the full 180 degrees, but her hood would have obscured her vision had she done so, so she doesn't do it.
  • Functional Magic: Of the force variety. Demons all have the same type of powers, but they can manifest those abilities in their own ways. Khepri no longer has her shard, but she can still manifest her swarm using her new demonic abilities and massive sin count. While Heartbreaker's abilities revolve around enthralling women into his personal harem. The abilities of Parahumans typically mirror the powers they had in life.
  • The Glomp: Charlie is prone to glomping when she's really happy. There are apparently three different glomps: Type 1, which is only reserved for Vaggie. Type 2, which she gives to Regent when he agrees to stay at the hotel. Lastly, there's Type 3, which is explicitly forbidden according to Lucifer.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Khepri proves quickly that she is no pushover. She's also quite merciless when Emma comes begging for forgiveness.
  • Healing Factor: When Heartbreaker shot Khepri in the head, blowing it to bits, she just casually reassembles it from her demonic bugs in seconds.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Khepri ends up frightening the piss out of almost everyone, and it counts as this since everyone in Hell is a demon. She already has an emotionless and creepy demeanor, and onlookers tend to get horrified when she tears through demons with her swarm.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Charlie believes that sex is usually a sin, so Khepri asks if Charlie and Vaggie are married yet.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Apparently, there's an entire section for cannibals in Hell, which is called Canada. The cold there supposedly keeps the "people meat" fresh.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: Khepri promises during the limo ride back to the hotel that she would help the next demon she sees come to the door. The next demon she's is Emma and suddenly Khepri is willing to make an exception to her promise.
  • Ironic Name: The owner of the boutique that Charlie frequents is owned by Madame Modest, who dresses up in BDSM gear.
  • Knife Nut: Vaggie threw a knife into Regent's head.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Played for laughs by Angel Dust. In order to pass the time during the purge, Angel offers to have sex with Taylor. When she refuses, she questions that she thought Angel was only into guys. His response? "You'd do."
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Emma Barnes has entered Hell now looking like an human with chicken wings and legs note , forced to work as an intern for Katie Killjoy who abuses and demeans her. She gets unsubtly propositioned by Tom Trench if she wants to advance her career and desperately scrolls the demon internet looking for ways not to die in the next purge. Then she finds out that Taylor is also in Hell and, unlike her, has enormous power, and almost immediately allied herself with Hell's princess, who is one of the few people in Hell who isn't horrible.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: The moment Khepri realizes that the angels aren't actually alive and have no interest in opening a dialogue, she decides to stop trying the peaceful route and settles for casually swarming the entire city with enough bugs to stop the entire heavenly army from killing more demons.
  • Loophole Abuse: It's a major faux pas for demons to try and kill each other or have assassins try and kill their enemies during a high society event such as the gallery viewing. So Khepri throws Heartbreaker over the side of the balcony when nobody is looking, and while he is not technically 'on' the property has her bugs devour him before he hits the gallery grounds.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Emma's wails are described by Regent to be like "a helium-fuelled Endbringer siren."
  • Meaningful Rename: Hell has a soft One Steve Limit enforced. Not too many sinners are allowed to use the same first and last names they had in life. So sinners have to give themselves new names when they enter Hell. Most of the capes (hero or villain) from Worm that enter Hell take on their cape names as their new identities. As 'Taylor Hebert' was already taken by sixteen others that day, and 'Skitter' and 'Weaver' were also unavailable (Weaver technically WAS available, but the demon Taylor/Khepri talked to told her otherwise to be a jerk) Taylor was left with no other option but to take Khepri. Emma is one of the few that seems to keep her normal name.
  • The Minion Master: Khepri's power in Hell is vastly expanded than when she was alive. She's doesn't simply control all insects and arthropods in a certain area, but can instantly spread a shadow that endlessly creates various bugs for her to control. Furthermore, due to her massive Sin count, she can push the range of her bug shadow to cover the entirety of Pentagram City, and this is certainly not her limit.
    She gasped on the couch as a billion bugs became two, then a hundred, then a trillion. Uncountable eyes slid out of every darkened corner across the entirety of the city and she saw everything.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Granted, Khepri is plenty badass, but when her sins are judged, she gets assumed to being a genocidal maniac who wiped out countries. This is because she's bearing the weight of Scion's sins as well as her own, so it makes her look far more menacing than she actually is (which to be fair, is still plenty).
  • Moral Guardians: Charlie completely vetos any alcoholic drinks in the hotel and has all the tvs set to parental control, so no one can watch any porn. As one can imagine, Angel Dust gets immensely frustrated by this.
  • Never My Fault: While Khepri did have sins that weren't hers due to their bearer's lack of a soul to punish, she's also trying to justify all of the horrible things she did in life as "necessary" or "for the greater good", while only admitting she might have a tendency to escalate things. The author has said that even without having Scion's sins passed onto her she still would have ended up in Hell with a fairly high sin count. This becomes subverted later, as Khepri does acknowledge that her place in Hell is warranted, she's just angry that she has to atone not only for her own sins, but the sins she legitimately didn't commit. RavensDagger also acknowledged that Taylor actively trying to justify herself was out of character, hence the change.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Taylor succeeds in stopping Scion and saving multiple Earths across different timelines, only to be shot dead and wind up in Hell for her troubles. However, this is ultimately zig-zagged. While yes, she did do a lot of good in stopping Scion, doing so required that she pull off a lot of amoral actions. In addition, she did commit a lot of horrible acts even before that (many of which she tries to justify as necessarily evils). RavensDagger even states that regardless of whether she ended up bearing the weight of Scion's sins or not, she'd still have ended up in Hell with an alarmingly high sin count.
  • No-Sell:
    • Khepri totally ignores Heartbreaker's attempts to enthrall her.
    • The Angels can only be harmed by the most powerful of attacks from a demon, which even then can barely even leave a dent. Even Khepri's massive swarm can't do more than stalemate them.
    • Due to using a clone at the time Taylor is able to ignore any attack by an angel leveled at her during the purge.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: In-Universe example. Khepri uses this to try to comfort Charlie after the news interview went south.
  • Not So Above It All: Khepri may be extremely stoic and mostly rational, but she's not above having a bug subtly fly into Charlie's mouth to get her to stop singing.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Clack, the clerk Khepri meets in Hell, has this when he sees how high her sin number is.
    • Heartbreaker has this reaction when Khepri refers to him by his human name and realizes she knows all about who he is and what he can do.
    • Khepri's reaction from realizing how alike Angel Dust and Regent are.
    • Katie Killjoy's intern, aka Emma, has an outright panic attack when she learns that Taylor is in Hell.
  • Overpopulation Crisis: Like Hazbin Hotel, Hell is going through this. However, it's even worse here due to a massive influx of sinners that arrived. It's pretty clear that the Golden Morning led to there being countless newcomers down below. RavensDagger also settles on the idea of all timelines and Earths being connected to the same Hell, so Hell's overpopulation isn't just from Earth Bet, but countless Earths across the multiverse.
  • Perverse Puppet: Regent's form in Hell is a literal people puppet. His actions are controlled by strings that lead nowhere and, judging from how his movements are jerky, whatever is pulling his strings isn't doing a very good job at it.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser:
    • Katie Killjoy makes it perfectly clear to her intern that if Emma ever wants to work in front of the camera on the same network as her, then she better learn to kiss her behind. Tom Trench is far less abrasive, but he does make it clear that if she wants his help then she will have to sleep with him.
    • Both Katie and Tom themselves show signs of this when they see the swarms of bugs Khepri control take on the angels with little effort.
      Tom: It looks as if our new overlord of death and destruction has a bug theme going on, Katie. I for one have always loved insects.
      Katie: I too love small, cute bugs Tom. I would never consider crushing any of them under my heel. Let’s hope that this new player remembers that we at channel 666 News love all sorts of insects.
  • Power Levels: Power in Hell for mortal souls is determined by the number of sins you had when you died. Khepri having had Scion's sins, that measured 'at least' into the Quintillions, foisted onto her has given her so many sins to her name that she's insanely powerful. Alastor is said to have a count in the hundreds of millions. Hitler's is in the low billions. Lucifer, as the ruler of Hell and the one who introduced the very concept of Sin to reality, has a sin count so high that it can't properly be measured and is simply summed up as "Yes".
    • RavensDagger has explained that the number of sins isn't actually a clear cut method of determining power, comparing it to the PRT's Threat Ratings and how someone who's weaker but has an ability that's a good counter to Khepri can easily beat her.
    • Angels are also far stronger than demons. Word of God states that if the average demon is a 1, then the average angel is a 50, with the stronger angels being off the scales. He also puts demons like Alastor and Vox at 100.invoked
  • Power Perversion Potential: Angel Dust asks if Khepri can use her powers to see under peoples' clothes. She quickly denies it and says that, no, she can't see through clothes.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Averted. When Regent falls to pieces via a glomp from Charlie, he can't pull himself back together and needs help from others to reattach his limbs and head.
  • Readings Blew Up the Scale: When getting processed, Khepri is asked to use the 'Sin-O-Meter' to show them the total of her sins. The machine measures sin at about two million per murder. Khepri, due to bearing not only her sins but the Warrior's too caused the machine to hit one shy of a Quintillion before exploding. Implying that the actual number is much higher.
  • Religion of Evil: As seen on BirdCage Online, there are members of the Fallen in Hell, who were (and still are) a cult who worship the Endbringers as gods and actively pray to them.
  • Retcon: Defied. Despite the Early Installment Weirdness present because of it, RavensDagger doesn't plan on going back to earlier chapters to alter Khepri's attitude to match later chapters due to his dislike of retcons.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Charlie comes from the wealthiest family in Hell and has lived in luxury almost her whole life. Consequently, she doesn't really know how to run a business like the hotel, nor does she know how to put a price on things.
  • Serenade Your Lover: Charlie sings romantic songs to Vaggie in private, and she reportedly loves it when she does so.
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  • Slasher Smile: Khepri does one at Alastor's request, even if he wasn't expecting it to be a Slasher Smile. The description of it is horrifying: Khepri's mask-face breaks and the bottom half of her face splits open. The when she smiles, her mouths widens in sharp-edged zigzags that drip blood down her jaw, and her mouth is filled to the brim with jagged teeth and surrounded by black, razor mandibles. Alastor pauses before telling her to keep working on it.
  • The Sociopath: Hell has not made Heartbreaker any nicer. He has enthralled many sinners and planed to sacrificed them to Exterminators during the Purge. He also planned to use his powers on Charlie and Vaggie and make them his Sex slaves.
  • The Soulless: The reason Khepri has so many sins to her name is that all of Scion's sins were transferred to her, both due to her expanded connection to her shard at the time being enough for her to be considered a part of Scion herself and due to the Warrior having no soul to be brought to Hell when it died.
  • Spoiled Brat: Charlie is the spoiled princess of Hell who grew up in luxury, having everything paid for her through servants and never actually needing to do any transactions herself. As such Charlie has no idea about the value of money or what constitutes a high or low price.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Invoked and Inverted. Khepri is much taller than she was in life and supposedly towers over Charlie, though she is certainly not pretty and is considered rather creepy looking. RavensDagger made her so tall because having her be smaller and scary, while cute, would be a Cliché but having her being taller than most people would add to her creep factor.
  • Stepford Smiler: A lot of Charlie's smiles are described as very forced whenever someone says or does something that causes her to feel downtrodden, such as questioning her beliefs in redemption, bringing up her family, or reminding her of how little anyone cares about being better.
  • Stronger Than They Look:
    • Despite her skinny frame, Khepri can physically hoist Heartbreaker by his collar and shove him into a pillar with enough force to crack his head against the surface.
    • Vaggie is rather skinny, but she can punch very hard. Angel Dust lampshades this after she decks him in the back of the head.
      Angel Dust: Ow, you bitch. Your arms are all skinny, how come you hit like a fucking truck?
  • Stupid Evil:
    • Heartbreaker never appears to consider that turning Charlie, the devil's daughter, into a sex slave might be a bad idea.
    • Katie Killjoy continuously mocks Charlie in the presence of Khepri, who she knows can take angels and threatened to murder everyone in the studio in they hurt Charlie.
  • Switching P.O.V.: The perspective shifts around from chapter-to-chapter. For example; chapter 2 is from Husk's perspective, chapter 3 is from Charlie's perspective, and chapter 4 is from Vaggie's perspective.
  • Take That!: Towards EA and Fallout 76. The games Regent brings to the hotel is an entire collection of EA games and "Fallout 666: Micro-transactions Edition". He calls them all "mostly shit."
  • Underestimating Badassery: Because of her skinny appearance, Khepri comes across as unintimidating to anyone who looks past her creepy demeanor. Even Vaggie and Angel Dust dismiss her as nonthreatening. Then she busts out her swarm and shows that she makes one Hell of a One-Woman Army.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The angels are fast, strong and durable to the point that none but the strongest demons can even slightly harm them. However, as Khepri notes, they are uncoordinated and inefficient in their slaughter of demons.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Vaggie is highly protective of Charlie. She went into a violent frenzy with her spear when Regent started asking too many personal questions that caused Charlie emotional distress.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Angel Dust and Regent end up becoming this. They frequently trade barbs and insults with each other, yet get along swimmingly when it comes to their shared interests of sex, innuendos, and screwing with people.
  • Wham Line: Khepri suspects something very important about the Angels when she sees them during the cleanse. Which when she voices it in earshot of them, it causes a noticeable change in their behavior as if to confirm it.
    Khepri: You’re not actually alive, are you?
  • You Didn't See That: Charlie tells Khepri this after the later saw a wedding ensemble for her and Vaggie.